Monday, July 13

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Electronic Resource Management Systems: The Promise and Disappointment
ALCTS CRS Acquisitions Committee
Monday July 13, 8:00-10:00 AM
The emergence of commercial electronic resources management systems (ERMS) has held the promise of solutions for multiple problems facing electronic resource managers. However, libraries adopting these systems have schieved varying degrees of success in implementation and maintenance of these systems.

Apryl Price, Texas A&M University
Presentation slides

Jeannie Downey, University of Houston
The University of Houston Experience
Presentation script
Movie clip

Jeanne M. Langendorfer, Bowling Green State University
Presentation slides
ERMS Bibliography

Betsy Friesen, Unviersity of Minnesota
Presentation slides

From Legacy Data to Linked Data: Preparing Libraries for Web 3.0
Grassroots program

Diane Hillmann, Information Institute of Syracuse / Metadata Management Associates. Are Libraries Ready for Linked Data
Eric Miller, Zepheira. Linked Data and Libraries

Resuscitating the Catalog: Next-Generation Strategies for Keeping the Catalog Relevant
Monday July 13, 8:00-10:00 AM

In today's complex information environment, users have come to expect evaluative information and interactive capabilities when searching for information resources. A panel of experts will address various aspects of providing links to external information in library catalogs, importing data into local systems, and implementing user-contributed functionality such as tags and reviews. The use of computational data to provide recommendations or support bibliographic control will also be explored.

Renee Register, OCLC
Beth Jefferson, BiblioCommons
David Flaxbart, University of Texas at Austin
Ellen Safley, University of Texas at Dallas, moderator


Pay Attention to Your Users! Conducting Qualitative Research to Reinvent Library Services
ALA Committee on Research and Statistics
Monday, July 13, 2009. 10:30-12:00
McCormick Place West, W-175b/c
In developing library services, librarians place the user at the center of planning. In this program, three experienced researchers show how qualitative methods provide effective means to learn what libraries should do to help people meet their information needs. The presentations will include discussions and examples of software used in qualitative research and ways qualitative research can inform practical management decisions. Speakers: Denise Agosto, Drexel University; Sandra Hughes-Hassell, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Lynn Westbrook, University of Texas at Austin.

Presentation slides .ppt

Walk the Line: The Fine Line Between Selection & Censorship
Monday, July 13 2009 10:30 to 12:30
McCormick Place West, W-178a
Selection policies notwithstanding, every young adult librarian faces the challenge of self-censorship when dealing with collection development. If you've ever paused before ordering an item out of fear of a challenge from the community, this program is for you. Five panelists will discuss walking the fine line between selection and censorship within the areas of graphic novels, edgy and urban fiction, music, nonfiction, and religion.

Handouts: Walk the Line Agenda
Panelists Biographies
Stories from the Field
Street Lit Resources from Megan Honig
Graphic Novel Panelist Ken Petrilli
Zest Publishers Panelist Hallie Warshaw
SLJ Article: Dirty Little Secret: Self-censorship
Walk the Line Further Reading


President’s Program Creativity Counts: Nurturing Teens' Talents at Libraries Large and Small
Monday, July 13, 2009. 1:30-3:00
McCormick Place West, W-196a

The 2009 YALSA President's P will feature speakers who are sure to inspire the audience to engage teens' creative juices at their libraries. Whatever the medium, creativity can and should be nurtured and advocated by librarians who work with teens. This program will highlight the realistic potential of all types of libraries, both big and small. The presentation will include speakers as well as a slide show of inspirational ideas from libraries around the country.

Creative Programs Showcase Slideshow (due to size it has been broken into sections)
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Write2Xpress @ Oakville Public Library
Write2Xpress is the annual Writing Contest held at the Oakville Public Library in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. This presentation will focus on how we've arrived at celebrating our 5th Annual contest, the growth of the contest to include a graphic novel format, as well as the history of Teen Services at our library and planning for the future.
Presentation slides by Elise C. Cole, Teen Services Librarian

Monday Update Forum: Article-Level Access to Resources
ALCTS CRS Continuing Resources Cataloging Committee
Monday July 13, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM, Room W-474 at McCormick Place West

Whether we are contributing records for institutional repositories, special collections material, or trying to smooth federated searching among the information silos, many of us confront a gathering expectation that detailed information about article-level resources should be available to our patrons.

Panelists :
Diane Boehr, Head of the Cataloging Section at the National Library of Medicine
Presentation slides

Glenn Patton, Director of WorldCat Quality Management at OCLC Presentation slides in PDF

Paul Burley, Technical Services Librarian at Northwestern University's Transportation Library Presentation slides


Growing Readers Together: Public Libraries and Schools Thrive in Partnership
Monday, July 13, 2009. 3:30 to 5:00
McCormick Place West, W-178b

What makes partnerships successful? Learn how to choose among organizations that want to collaborate with you, and about Multnomah County Library’s successful outreach partnerships with schools. These include work with parents to prepare kids starting school and with teen parenting programs, the Every Family Reads one-author program, all-district summer reading sign-ups and library card campaigns, and school-based services such as School Corps and booktalking services. Explore how to adapt ideas from large and small libraries.

Handouts available (soon!) at NW Central