Sunday, July 12
8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Networked Resources and Metadata Interest Group Program and Business Meeting
Presenters: Myung-Ja Han, Assistant Professor, Serials Cataloging, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Patricia Hswe, Project Manager for NDIIPP Partner Projects, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Facilitated Discussion by Steve Miller, Senior Lecturer, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee School of Information Studies.
Amelia Bloomer Breakfast, featuring the Chicago Women's Liberation Union and Laurie Halse Anderson
8 a.m. - 10 a.m., Chicago Hilton, Boulevard C tickets $30 advance and onsite
Celebrate the intersections of feminism and youth literature at the Amelia Bloomer Project Breakfast! Featured speakers will be Sarah Bornstein from the Chicago Women's Liberation Union / and Laurie Halse Anderson , Amelia Bloomer 2009 author of Independent Dames. Be sure to bring a business card to enter the raffles for prizes, including a set of 2008 and 2009 Amelia Bloomer books!
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8 a.m. - 10 a.m., MCP, W-179
Listening to the Customer: Using Assessment Results to Make a Difference
Catherine Haras, California State University – Los Angeles
Title: Assessing an information literacy initiative
Short description: The JFK Memorial Library at California State University, Los Angeles, has built a healthy information literacy program by continuing to assess student learning as well as faculty perceptions of students’ research habits. Assessment results inform Library curriculum, help to grow program outreach, and have modified campus policy. The Library has developed a sustainable model of information literacy at the first-year and upper-division (capstone) levels, reaching 18,000 students per year through credit-bearing courses and almost 700 course-integrated and stand alone workshops.
Dr. Richard Moniz, Johnson and Wales University
Title: Using muliple assessments to evaulate library services
Short description: Dr. Richard Moniz will discuss a number of widely varying assessments such as LibQUAL+, annual library surveys, the Standardized Assessment of Information Literacy (SAILS), and Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis and their application at a somewhat unique private university. With a focus on results or changes made as a result of customer/patron input, Moniz will also briefly discuss the pros and cons of each approach. A brief examination of several approaches is intended to show how no single assessment is enough for a complete environmental scan of the library's services.
Annie Norman, State Library of Delaware
Title: The Measure of Library Excellence
Short description: The Delaware Division of Libraries / State Library have facilitated a quality learning journey for Delaware libraries since 2002. Library staff participates in training to apply various tools that businesses use to achieve performance excellence, including Baldridge Criteria, Balanced Scorecard, and Six Sigma. Most recently, Division of Libraries staff members are listening to the customer through the Delaware Library Learning Journeys program, an action research project to develop tools, tips, and techniques to unleash inner genius and support lifelong learning. Lessons learned to date will help others to make a difference in their libraries.
Re-Thinking Staff Resources in the E-Serials Environment
8-10 a.m., McCormick Place West, W-181
Description: In the shift from print to electronic continuing resources, work related to print serials has continued while e-serials have added complexity and increased staff workloads. We are facing hard choices about what to stop doing in this new environment where print is becoming the exception. Representatives of two academic libraries and a public library discuss the changes they have made to streamline workflows and re-allocate staff to more effectively manage continuing resources in all formats. Some approaches are more radical than others.
Speakers and presentation slides:
Rick Anderson, Associate Director for Scholarly Resources and Collections, University of Utah Presentation slides
Gloria Guzi, Acquisitions Librarian--Serials, Cleveland Public Library Presentation slides
Carol Ann Borchert, Coordinator for Serials, University of South Florida Presentation slides
Program sponsored by:
- ALCTS Continuing Resources Section Education Committee
- PLA Workload and Staffing Patterns Cluster, Staffing Issues Committee
- LLAMA Systems and Services Section, Technical Services and Systems Committee
- R2 Consulting (financial sponsor)
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Continuing Resources Standards Update Forum (ALCTS Continuing Resources Section, Standards Committee
Location: McCormick Place West, Room W-192C
How Libraries Check Online Access and How ONIX for Serials Could Help
Andrea Imre and Kitti Canepi, Southern Illinois University
OCLC’s adoption of ISSN-L Paul Moss, OCLC
NISO CORE: Cost of Resource Exchange Update Ted Koppel, Auto-Graphics, and co-chair of the Cost of Resource Exchange(CORE)NISO working group
Online Tools Build Communities (Reforma)
Case Study: What is PATH doing with social media slides Loida and Michael's slides are coming soon!
2009 Alex Awards
Location: McCormick Place West, Room W-179
Handout: Booktalks written by Alex Committee members on all 10 winning titles Media:2009_Alex_Awards_Program_Booktalks.pdf
Don't miss this fun program featuring the authors and photographer of four of the winning titles:
Mudbound by Hillary Jordan Over and Under by Todd Tucker The Oxford Project Photographs by Peter Feldstein, text by Stephen G. Bloom Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow
Authority Control Interest Group 25th Anniversary Program (ALCTS CCS/LITA)
The Future is Now: Global Authority Control 1:30-5:30 McCormick Place West, room W-179.
The program and looks at the expansion of authority control through increased collaboration and technological control of data, as well as added languages, scripts, and vocabularies.
Tim Spalding (LibraryThing); Jeanne Spala (Global authorities in the local catalog); Michael Kreyche (Spanish equivalents for LCSH); Karen Smith-Yoshimura (Cooperative Identities Hub); Thomas Hickey (VIAF); Janis Young (LCSH-SKOS); Diane Hillmann (Registering the RDA Vocabulary)
ALCTS CCS Research and Publications Committee
Catalog Use and Usability Studies: What Do They Show and How Should This Evidence Affect Our Decision-Making?
Time: 1:30 - 5:30 pm
Location: McCormick Place West, Room W-196C
How are online catalogs used? What information is sought by different levels of users? How well do OPACs support
catalog functions? What role should usability studies play in the decision-making process? What improvements can be
made in response to the findings of a catalog usability study? This program invites researchers from various types
of libraries, who have employed catalog usability and user studies findings to improve their catalogs, to share
Presenters: Karen Calhoun (OCLC), Nora Dimmock (University of Rochester), Beth Thomsett-Scott (University of North Texas)
Summer Reading Online!
1:30-3:00 pm, McCormick Place West - W-178a
Whether for kids, teens, or adults, many libraries are taking their summer reading programs online. Patrons help themselves through online registration and reading logs, while libraries benefit from automated reports that are more detailed than ever before. Come hear about the experiences of several libraries and consortia venturing into this area.
Panelists: Maureen Ambrosino, Central Massachusetts Regional Library System; Irmgarde Brown, Harford County Public Library; Rosanne Cerny, Queens Library; Eric Sisler, Westminster Public Library
Moderator: Carole Fiore, Library Consultant & Trainer
Making Stuff: Craft Programming for Teens
Sunday 1:30 to 3:00
Hyatt Regency McCormick, Conference Center 10 a/b
Join teen services staff as they present teen craft trends and programming ideas. Watch demonstrations, find free resources and learn how to promote your programs the right way. Sample crafts will be provided. Bring a craft idea to share that has been successful for you.
Booktalking Bonanza: Jazzing Up Booktalks with Media Technology
Sunday 1:30 to 3:00
McCormick Place Convention Center-South, S-105a-d room (200) Organizer/Speaker: Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen [], Selma Levi
ACRL WESS Research & Planning
Topics in European Studies -- "Kristina of Sweden and 17th Century European Reading" (Mara M J Egherman). 30 minutes
ALCTS CMDS Collection Development and Electronic Resources Committee Program
Collecting for Digital Repositories: New Ways to Disseminate and Share Information
Time: 3:30-5:30 pm
Location: Room W-190b, McCormick Place West
Three presenters will discuss collection development and management issues for three types of digital repository (i.e., institutional, disciplinary, and data repositories). They will focus on selection criteria, content recruitment, and the role of digital repositories in scholarly communication.
YALSA: It Takes Two: School and Public Libraries, Partnerships that Work
Presented by the Partnerships Advocating for Teens Committee
Time: 3:30-5:30 pm
Location: Room W-178a, McCormick Place West
Examples of School and Public Library Partnerships that work and are easy to replicate:
Gail Bush - Brief History of School and Public Library Partnerships
Tasha Squires - Nuts and Bolts of Collaboration Media:ALA Presentation.ppt
Library Partnerships: Making Connections Between School and Public Libraries Information Today, Inc., 2009 http://books.infotoday.com/books/librarypartnerships.shtml
Anna Koval - Examples from San Francisco and Solano County Schools http://sites.google.com/site/annasittakestwopage/
Robin Willard - Chicago Public Library Partnership with Chicago Schools
Elisa McClain - ALSC/AASL/YALSA Joint School Public Library Cooperation Committee Web Source: 
Kelly Czarnecki - Technology Education Librarian, ImaginOn - Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County: Game On! PPT
Latasha Baker - Youth Discussion Group, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District [Presentation]
Patricia Tirona Reading Challenge, San Diego County Library, Solana Beach Branch/Earl Warren Middle School  Summary: A shared use public/middle school library has special opportunities with which to engage the students. Through collaborative relationships with the English department, students, and community service organizations, the Youth Librarian has implemented a successful recreational reading incentive program. Patricia Tirona, Youth Librarian, LI, Solana Beach Branch,(858)350-7877, Pat.Tirona@sdcounty.ca.gov
Gretchen Wronka - History Day Hullabaloo, Hennepin County Library [Presentation]
Brijin Boddy - Brown Bag Lunch Club, Chattahoochee Valley Libraries, Columbus, GA Media:Brijin_Boddy_-_ALA_Partnership_Presentation_PPT_2003.ppt
YALSA Strengthen Your YA Collection with Small Press/Diverse Publishers
View participants: Media:Publishers_Handout.doc Sunday, 3:30-5:30, McCormick Place West, W-196b
Come to this open house featuring publishers that focus on publishing for diverse YA populations, but that normally do not exhibit at the ALA conference. Tables will be set up around the room where publishers will feature YA titles and representatives will be available to chat about their latest titles.
Charting Courses: Diversity Research Grants
Presented by the Office for Diversity
Time: 3:30-5:30 pm
Location: Room W-176b, McCormick Place West
2008 Diversity Research Grant Recipients share findings. Join us for these ground-breaking discussions: "LGBT Book Discussion Groups in Public Libraries: Seeking Compatibility; " ;" and These award-winning researchers will be joined by the 2009 Achievement in Diversity Honoree.
Eun-Young Yoo, Ph D, Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Sciences, North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC, and Pauletta Bracy, PhD, Associate Professor School of Library and Information Science and Director for the Office of University Accreditation / Office of the Provost at North Carolina Central University - Cultural Authenticity Portrayed in Picture Books: A Systematic Approach Toward Diversity Education for Children Media:DRG_Yoo_&_Bracy.ppt
Jamie Campbell Naidoo, Ph.D, Assistant Professor at University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studie - Focus on My Family: An Analysis of Gay-Themed Picture books & Public Library Services for LGBTQ Children and Children with Same-Sex Parents Media:DRG_Naidoo.ppt
John Pruitt, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Rock County, and President, Friends of the Hedberg Public Library Board of Trustees - Gay Men's Book Clubs vs. Wisconsin's Public Libraries Media:DRG_Pruitt.ppt
ALCTS Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group
Time: 3:30-5:30 pm
Location: Hilton, Lake Michigan Room
Attendees participated in four breakout discussion sessions. After one hour, the groups presented a summary of their discussions. Recordings of the presentations are available for download.
Media:Less_is_less.mp3 : Report of "Less is Less: managing TS in a recession"
Media:Untouchables.mp3 : Report of "The untouchables: acquiring and providing access to e-journals, e-books, and streaming media"
Media:The_people_in_the_basement.mp3 : Report of "The people in the basement: how to gain recognition and appreciation for TS from library directors and colleagues"
Media:Outsourcing.mp3 : Report of "To catalog or to outsource, that is the question: vendor cataloging and shelf-ready services"
Additional conversation followed the group reports. Those files are available for download as well.
Media:Outsourcing2.mp3 : Continued discussion of outsourcing
Media:Work_Space.mp3 : Continued discussion of work spaces
Media:Reclass.mp3 : A brief discussion of LC to Dewey conversion and the role of subject librarians in reviewing items received on approval
Media:PubServStaff.mp3 : Should public services staff be asked to assist with cataloging?
Media:Virtual_Ephemera.mp3 : A discussion on whether virtual ephemera, such as data sets, should be cataloged and how/where