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Thursday, January 24 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 6:00pm
OITP-Advisory Committee Workshop Committee meeting Washington State Convention Center
Room 307-308
Description :

Workshop for committee members

Thursday, January 24 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Executive Committee Meeting (ALA) Governance/Membership Meeting Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Aspen
Sponsors :

Friday, January 25 - 8:30am

8:30am - 9:00am
Freedom to Read Foundation Orientation Other Washington State Convention Center
TCC 101
Sponsors :
FTRF.
8:30am - 11:00am
Executive Board Meeting I (ALA) Governance/Membership Meeting Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Aspen
Sponsors :
8:30am - 4:00pm
Building Web Applications with HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript: An Introduction to HTML5 (LITA) [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Washington State Convention Center
TCC 204
Description :

Geolocation, Native video, Offline storage, Semantic markup elements, Responsive web design, Canvas elements, Voice input, Drag and Drop, Opacity, Gradients... HTML5 has been released and is changing the way web developers work. With wide support in mobile browsers and the latest browser releases from Google and Firefox, HTML5 is poised to be the technology that will help build the next version of the Web. In this workshop, we'll look at some of the possibilities, trends, and enhancements that HTML5, CSS3, and the new Javascript APIs enable. As a workshop deliverable, we'll talk through the specifics of implementation and work through building a prototype HTML5 application.

Interests :
Cost :
$235, LITA Memeber; $299 ALA Member; $380 Non-Member
8:30am - 4:00pm
Developing a Web Analytics Strategy for Your Library: Using Data to Measure Success (LITA) [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Washington State Convention Center
TCC 205
Description :

Web analytics strategy combines the library's mission, identified website goals, and customized Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure those goals. A web analytics strategy is essential for libraries because it helps them focus on the data that matters and defines what a library expects from an effective site. It also guides future development of the site and indicates potential areas for usability testing.

The workshop covers important web analytics concepts, metrics, and reports, discusses best practices for creating a web analytics strategy, specifically focusing on goal creation and selecting KPIs that fit; and demonstrates how to review the website use data to determine if the site is meeting the set expectations and the actions to take if it is not.

Recommendations on how to report and share this data will also be included. By the end of the session, each participant will have a beginning draft to a web analytics strategy that contains measurable goals and identified KPIs that fit their library's needs. While no prior experience with web analytics is required, participants should have access to the web analytics tool used to track they website they want to focus on in this session.

Interests :
Cost :
$235, LITA Memeber; $299 ALA Member; $380 Non-Member
8:30am - 4:30pm
Libraries and Online Learning: an ALCTS Midwinter Symposium [Closed, $] Preconference/Institute Washington State Convention Center
TCC 301-302
Description :

Libraries and learners have long been engaged in a successful partnership. Never has this partnership been more important or wide-ranging than in today's online environment. This symposium offers a unique opportunity to engage in an important discussion of the role of learning in our libraries.

From local public libraries to national and transnational digital public libraries, from primary schools to research universities, libraries increasingly provide for learners' virtual educational experiences. In this symposium attendees will learn to foster the strategic relationships possible between libraries and online learners.

Schedule:

8:00 a.m. - 8:25 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:25 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Welcome

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Online Learning and Libraries. Speaker: Mike Eisenberg

9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Online Learning in K-12 Education. Speaker: Karl Nelson

10:20 a.m. - 10:35 a.m. Break

10:35 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. Embedding the Library into the Online Learning Experience in Higher Education. Speaker: Meredith Farkas

11:25 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Services Strategy for Multifaceted Public Instruction. Speaker: Félix Reyes

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Hands-on Activity. Online Learning Program Development (Félix Reyes)

3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Break

3:45 p.m. - 4:40 p.m. I'm Not Sure Where We're Going, but Push the Accelerator Pedal to the Floor. Speaker: Jonathan Grudin

Closed :
Exclusive to group members
Cost :
$269 ALA Member, $219 ALCTS Division Member, $99 Retired Member, $99 Student Member, $319 Non-member
8:30am - 5:00pm
Executive Board Meeting (BCALA) Committee meeting, Governance/Membership Meeting Hilton Seattle
Windward Room
Description :

Meeting of Officers for the BCALA (Black Caucus of the American Library Association).

Sponsors :
Affiliate Organization
Black Caucus of the American Library Association (Affiliate)

Friday, January 25 - 9:00am

9:00am - 12:00pm
Freedom to Read Foundation Meeting Other Washington State Convention Center
TCC 101
Sponsors :
FTRF.
9:00am - 12:00pm
PAN Print Archives Meeting Other Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Willow
Description :

An informal meeting to share information regarding print archive projects.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 12:00pm
Unconference Discussion/Interest group Washington State Convention Center
Room 611-614
Description :

An unconference is a participant-guided experience that harnesses the unstructured conversations people usually have between conference sessions into the conference itself. Unlike most conferences where talking heads and group leaders decide what is important, unconferences are organized by the crowd. Unconferences are about sharing the knowledge and passion we have for our profession and taking what we learn into the world to make a difference. Everyone has something to share. Everyone has something to learn. We can all change the world.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
9:00am - 4:00pm
Nuts and Bolts for Friends and Trustees Discussion/Interest group Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Redwood
Description :

Take advantage of this terrific opportunity to share best practices with your counterparts from across the country. Learn the latest in fundraising techniques, library governance, library advocacy, promotion, and more! Coffee and tea will be served for a meet and great at 9:00 a.m. Lunch is on your own followed by a dynamic afternoon of roundtable discussions. Please RSVP that you will attend by emailing united@ala.org.

Friday, January 25 - 9:30am

9:30am - 4:00pm
Chapter Leaders Forum (ALA) [Closed] Forum/Update Washington State Convention Center
TCC 202
Description :

The Chapter Leaders Forum, presented by the ALA Chapter Relations Committee at each ALA Midwinter and Annual, provides a great opportunity for you, as Chapter Leaders (especially incoming leaders), to meet together and discuss topics of interest.

Interests :
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Friday, January 25 - 10:00am

10:00am - 12:00pm
University of Washington Information School and Libraries Tour Other Offsite Location
University of Washington
Description :

Come visit the scenic University of Washington campus, meet UW librarians, find out what's new at the Information School, and take a tour of the beautiful Suzzallo and Allen Libraries, featuring the Research Commons and Special Collections. Pastries and coffee will be provided. RSVPs are requested, as space is limited. Sponsored by sALA, the ALA student chapter at the University of Washington. For more information and to RSVP, see http://uwsala.com/.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Friday, January 25 - 10:30am

10:30am - 12:00pm
OCLC Enhance Sharing Session Exhibitor session Washington State Convention Center
Room 203
Description :

The Enhance Sharing Session is a forum for Q&A and for the exchange of information concerning OCLC's Enhance program and Expert Community.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Friday, January 25 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Board of Directors Meeting (ALA-APA) Governance/Membership Meeting Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Aspen
Description :

ALA-APA Board of Directors

Sponsors :
ALA
ALA Allied Professional Association
11:00am - 2:30pm
OCLC Americas Regional Council Member Meeting and Symposium Exhibitor session Red Lion Hotel Fifth Avenue
Emerald Ballroom
Description :

Join OCLC members and guests for a meeting of the Americas Regional Council (ARC) of OCLC. The meeting will feature updates on OCLC products and services, a Regional Council business meeting and a symposium keynote on “The Implications and Opportunities of Big Data,” featuring keynote speaker Alistair Croll.
About the symposium: Technically speaking, the term “Big Data” simply refers to data sets so large that they are unmanageable using traditional hardware and software. This is becoming an issue for many companies because more data is being collected through automatic processes than ever before. Data sets that overlap in new ways are also giving analysts a chance to do new work in fields as diverse as meteorology, medicine, economics… even dating. Regardless of the size of a particular database, though, “Big Data” is coming to mean the application of analytical tools to new fields of science, research, business and government. Chris Anderson, in a provocative 2008 piece in Wired for which he was then editor, claimed that Big Data spells the “end of theory.” He argued that with information sets large enough, data analysis can lead to more accurate and useful conclusions than traditional experimental methods. While the jury is still out on that claim, it is clear that Big Data presents implications for everything from national security to education to advertising. Join OCLC for a symposium that will provide a basic overview of the topic as well as some insightful discussion of how Big Data intersects the world of library and information services.
About keynote speaker Alistair Croll: Alistair Croll is a technology marketing entrepreneur and writer, with a background in Internet technologies, product management and the Web. He co-founded Year One Labs, which helps early-stage companies find their product and market alongside the other founding partners. Year One Labs currently has a couple of founder teams building products, and is actively seeking others. Before Y1L, most of his start-up work was with Rednod, a start-up accelerator, helping new companies with industry research, product design and marketing communications.
All conference attendees are welcome, and the program will be broadcast, live, on the Web for those who can’t join us live. Registrants will receive a link for the live broadcast and information about a recording of the event afterward.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Friday, January 25 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Budget Analysis & Review Committee (BARC) and ALA Finance & Audit Committee Joint Meeting (ALA) Committee meeting Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Ballard
Description :

Review of budgets and Council referrals.

Friday, January 25 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Grand Hyatt Seattle
Eliza Anderson Amphitheater
Description :

Meeting of the Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Innovative Advocacy In Action! An Advocacy Institute Discussion [$] Preconference/Institute Washington State Convention Center
TCC 305
Description :

Necessity is the mother of invention – and innovation. In a changing landscape, libraries and library communities are rethinking the way they make the case, whether they’re in a struggle to keep library doors open or to improve services. Attendees will hear techniques and strategies from a librarians and grassroots organizations that are reshaping our notions of library advocacy.

Speakers include John Chrastka, founder of Every Library; Dr. Ken Haycock, Research Professor of Management and Organization, University of Southern California on evidence-based advocacy; Pat Tumulty, executive director of the New Jersey Library Assn. on advocacy during the storm, or how libraries made their case during Hurricane Sandy, Christian Zabriskie of the Queens NY-based grassroots organization, Urban Libraries Unite. Registration is $75. For more information and to register for the ALA Midwinter Meeting, visit http://alamw13.ala.org//.

Interests :
Cost :
$50 ($75 on site)