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General Conference Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Track A:
Technology Under the Hood
Track B:
Transformational Collaboratives
Track C:
Innovative & Edgy
Track D:
Plan & Market for Results
Track E:
Engaging People
OPENING KEYNOTE Transforming the Library Empire: Possible?
8:45 AM 9:45 AM
Steve Coffman, Vice President, Library Support Services, LSSI Library Systems & Services
Roy Tennant, Senior Program Officer, Research, OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.

Libraries and librarians have had many opportunities to take center stage in the knowledge and digital age, but have they? Librarians have all the skills to excel in this age too, but Forbes magazine says a degree in library and information science is one of the worst for finding a job! In our turbulent world there are opportunities and challenges, can we libraries and librarians transform our part of it? Can we have a positive impact? Two controversial, knowledgeable and experienced speakers share their views on these questions.

General Conference Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Track A Technology Under the Hood

Technology underpins, supports, and transforms our services. Hear about new library service platforms, mobile apps, digital tools, and the power of HTML5.

Moderated by Cindy Hill, Manager, Research Library, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Coffee Break - A Chance to Visit the Exhibits
9:45 AM 10:30 AM
A301 Web-Scale Library
10:30 AM 11:15 AM
Marshall Breeding, Independent Consultant and Founder of Library Technology Guides, Founder of Library Technology Guides

One of the main vectors of change in library automation involves the emergence of a new slate of products that move libraries away from locally housed systems to global platforms. These new library services platforms offer libraries an opportunity to operate less in self-contained silos of data and functionality but rather to work in broad web-scale environments of highly shared data, unified workflows across the physical, digital, and electronic materials that comprise their collections. Discovery services have led the way toward this web-scale approach, and now library management is traveling a similar path. Breeding presents a conceptual overview of this new model of library automation and a practical update on the products and services within this new genre, providing their current status of development or deployment.

A302 50 Great Mobile Apps for Librarians
11:30 AM 12:15 PM
Richard Le, Teen Librarian, San Francisco Public Library
Tom Duffy, Reference Librarian, Visitacion Valley Branch, San Francisco Public Library

The proliferation of mobile apps for smartphones has changed the ways we search for and access information. With a surge in the number of mobile customers, librari- ans can harness the full potential of these apps to provide innovative, value-added reference services, deliver content, and enhance library programming. In this fun and highly interactive presentation, speakers discuss 50 great apps for Android and Apple devices to help you stay organized, be productive, juggle multiple tasks, and quickly find the information you want. Learn how and where to find the best apps to use at work, at home, or even on the road.

Lunch Break - A Chance to Visit the Exhibits
12:15 PM 1:30 PM
A303 Speed Technology Dating!
1:30 PM 2:30 PM
Patrick "PC" Sweeney, Branch Manager, San Mateo County Library
R. Toby Greenwalt, Virtual Services Coordinator, Skokie Public Library
Jeremy Snell, Web & Electronic Services Librarian, Mechanics' Institute
Andrea Davis, Reference & Instruction Librarian, Naval Postgraduate School

This session uses a speed-dating-like format to showcase as many different websites, digital tools, and mobile apps as possible. There have been multitudes of useful technology developments in the last year, and our speakers give audience members an opportunity to quickly learn about many of the ones they believe have the potential to be most useful. Some examples of possible websites are turntable.fm, loudsauce.com, kickstarter.com, and liquidspace.com.

A304 HTML5: Power, Promise, Pitfalls
2:45 PM 3:30 PM
Jason J Battles, Director, Office of Library Technology, University Libraries, The University of Alabama

HTML5 is a popular and powerful revision of the HTML language that allows developers to deliver a desktop application experience in a web browser. Breaking free from operating system requirements and limitations, HTML5’s expansive functionality includes 3D graphics rendering and file handling. Anyone working in web development today is familiar with the core HTML5 benefits. However, the limits of HTML5 reach far beyond its more commonly known capabilities for video presentation, slick style elements, and font handling. Battles explores the depths of HTML5’s power and how we as librarians can integrate it into our websites and online applications. He looks at bleeding-edge functionality and the direction HTML5 development is heading, shares a realistic evaluation of HTML5 implementation in libraries, looks at the pitfalls, and more.

General Conference Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Track B Transformational Collaboratives

For years, libraries have prided themselves on their ability to partner, working cooperatively with others to move initiatives forward. But today’s world demands a higher level of partnerships: collaboratives in which libraries work with other organizations to create approaches and services no one organization could do alone. Learn from some great examples!

Coffee Break - A Chance to Visit the Exhibits
9:45 AM 10:30 AM
B301 Kick-Starting IT Collaborations
10:30 AM 11:15 AM
Helene Blowers, Community Manager, OCLC
Michael Porter, President, Library Renewal libraryman.com
Carson Block, Library IT Consultant, Carson Block Consulting Inc.

Technology is a key enabler of many innovative strategies, but too often there’s a disconnect between IT and library operations and services. Is your IT department continually spinning trying to keep in front of various technology requests? Do library units select products without any input from IT or consideration of the operational impact? Trying to get in front of these issues can be difficult, but it’s very manageable with a shared understanding of your organi- zations’ IT strategies. Blowers explores effective methods for creating this understanding and buy-in for IT strategies. Porter and Block share their extensive experience with ways to identify the barriers, create strategies to overcome them, and get IT involved at the right time — all to make a positive difference for the people libraries serve!

B302 The Grateful Dead Archive: Socially Constructed Online
11:30 AM 12:15 PM
Robin Chandler, Project Manager, University of California, Santa Cruz Libary
Susan Chesley Perry, Head of Digital Initiatives, University of California, Santa Cruz Library
Katie Fortney, Collection Development and Scholarly Communication Librarian, University of California Santa Cruz Library

The UCSC Libraries, recipient of a 2009 2-year Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant, has built the socially constructed Grateful Dead Archive Online (GDAO) website using Omeka open source software. With its release in June 2012, the archive began to actively solicit community engagement to collect artifacts from enthusiastic Grateful Dead fans. This presentation discusses the impact of actively engaging a community of users in areas of collection development (merging a traditional archive with a socially constructed one), intellectual property (fair use and licensing), curation (integrating “the crowd” in the curation and preservation of user-submitted content), and future directions for the development of tools to engage community expert users in workflows to enhance the resource.

Lunch Break - A Chance to Visit the Exhibits
12:15 PM 1:30 PM
B303 Campus & Community Collaborative Research
1:30 PM 2:30 PM
Amanda Etches, Head, Discovery & Access, University of Guelph
Mangala Krishnamurthy, Reference Librarian/Associate Professor, Sarah & Eric Rodgers Library for Science & Engineering Library, University of Alabama

 

Many faculty are involved in projects with researchers and community members who aren’t on campus or may not have access to the same technology or technological support. University of Guelph takes a user experience perspective, interviewing and observing researchers using their collaborative tools. Their findings suggest how the library can best support research teams. The second presentation discusses how a team of six from College of Nursing and University Libraries worked in creating a video-recorded human patient simulation scenario (HPSS) to connect the dots, and to support the education of student nurses in the area of information technology, information literacy, and nursing informatics.

 

B304 Collaborating to Demonstrate Value
2:45 PM 3:30 PM
Margaret Hazel, Virtual Branch & Innovative Technology Manager, Eugene Public Library
Louise E Alcorn, Reference Technology Librarian, West Des Moines (Iowa) Public Library Executive Board Member, Iowa Library Assn
Erik V Bobilin, Library Information Supervisor, Brooklyn Public Library

These three libraries in different areas of the country collaborate with their parent organizations to demonstrate the public library’s integral role as part of local government services, supporting services provided by other departments and divisions of their parent organizations. Each uses technology tools and staff to achieve the goals, including intranet, internet, and relationship building, with city IT staff. These public libraries have worked to change the way their parent organizations see them, changing the language of funding to being considered an investment rather than expenditure. Learn their strategies and ways you can use their techniques in your community.

General Conference Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Track C Innovative & Edgy

Innovation means thinking differently, risk-taking, and viewing an “oops” as a fantastic way to find better ways of doing things. Immerse yourself in a day with speakers and participants who are taking risks and gaining rewards as well as lessons.

Moderated by Moe Hosseini-Ara, Director, Culture, City of Markham Markham Public Library
Coffee Break - A Chance to Visit the Exhibits
9:45 AM 10:30 AM
C301 Awesome Box: Interactive User Ratings
10:30 AM 11:15 AM
Annie Cain, Web Developer, Harvard Library Innovation Lab
Matt Phillips, Software Engineer, Harvard Library Innovation Lab

Users understand the returns box as an interface, and if they understand one box, they can understand two boxes: one for items they thought were “meh” and one for items they thought were awesome. The Awesome Box allows users to easily cast a physical vote for an item they found amazing or useful. That item gets recorded as “Awesome” so the entire community can see what others have found helpful, entertaining, or mind-blowing. See how this interactive Awesome Box works and what the lab is doing with the resulting data.

C302 Makerspaces: The Transformational Power
11:30 AM 12:15 PM
Susan Considine, Executive Director, The Fayetteville Free Library ALA LLAMA Division Councilor, NYLA PLS President, NYLA Councilor at Large
Lauren Britton, Transliteracy Development Director, Fayetteville Free Library
Joe Murphy, Director Library Futures. Trend Spotter, Innovative Interfaces Libraryfuture

The Fayetteville Free Library (FFL) is the first public library to launch a free makerspace, the FFL Fab Lab. A makerspace is a place where people come together to create, and collaborate to share resources, knowledge, and stuff. The Lab features 3D printers, a creation lab with a green screen, PSP Super Computer, and digital devices. It is complemented by a number of replicable patron-driven technology services that facilitate innovative connections between people, technology, and knowledge, such as Tech Times, One-on-One Job Search Assistance, and the Skype Author Lecture Series. Speakers discuss how the technologies, a superb team, and a culture of risk-taking and innovation can enable staff and patrons to transform knowledge and learning in your community.

Lunch Break - A Chance to Visit the Exhibits
12:15 PM 1:30 PM
C303 Interactive Exhibits: Makers & Smart Objects
1:30 PM 2:30 PM
Jeremy Kemp, Faculty, San Jose State University

The popularity of expositions such as the Maker Faire generate a great deal of interest in using microcontroller kits to build technology-enabled devices known as smart objects or embedded computing. A summer 2012 course engaged M.L.I.S. students to collaboratively build an interactive library installation with MIT Media Lab students using Arduino microcontrollers and other innovative features. The cost of materials is low, and the objects run on open-source code, which is supported by communities of online programmers. The presenters discuss what they learned from this exercise and potential applications of using microcontrollers in objects such as interactive installations or to support database connectivity, moving parts, sounds, videos, and other interactive designs.

C304 Academic Makerspaces: Connections & Conversations
2:45 PM 3:30 PM
Tod Colegrove, Head of DeLaMare Science & Engineering Library, University of Nevada, Reno

Despite traditional/conservative academic library roots on the campus of the UNR, the DeLaMare Science & Engineering Library is partnering with broader community- based "maker" and "coworking" groups in the Northern Nevada area, actively revolutionizing the levels of student and faculty engagement with the library. From hacknights and Arduino microcontroller workshops to concrete canoes and Rube Goldberg Machine competitions, the library is actively building connections and conversations. UNR Libraries is leveraging engaged participants to take the library beyond a collections-based hotbed of student learning and collaboration to being an engine of innova- tion transforming learning experiences at UNR. Hear gritty details of rapid prototyping, what’s working, what’s failed, and the reception of 3D printers and scanners in the library.

General Conference Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Track D Plan & Market for Results

Just when you thought the conference was almost over, this track of wow-factor case studies comes along. Hear ways to engage staff in marketing and planning that take your library to places in your campuses and communities many never thought possible.

Moderated by Jeff Wisniewski, Web Services Librarian, University of Pittsburgh
Coffee Break - A Chance to Visit the Exhibits
9:45 AM 10:30 AM
D301 Marketing on the Edge
10:30 AM 11:15 AM
Ben Bizzle, Director of Technology, Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library
Melloney Dunlap, Graphic Designer, Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library

From its billboard and poster campaign to its YouTube comedy series, CCJPL takes an adventurous approach to increasing community awareness. Compelled to change the perception of the library as an antiquated and boring institution, CCJPL produces aggressive, comedic promotional material that’s sure to inspire. Join our speakers for an entertaining look at marketing on the edge.

D302 Future-Focused Academic Planning
11:30 AM 12:15 PM
Susan Senese, Associate Librarian, Research and Information Technology, University of Toronto Mississauga Library
Rebecca Jones, Partner, Dysart & Jones Associates

UTML has successfully developed and implemented futures and academic plans to ensure their services and technologies are aligned with the ever-progressing student, faculty, and researchers’ needs. As the bar for successful futures and academic plans keeps rising, UTML knew the traditional planning approach wasn’t in sync with where it is today or where it needs to be in the future. Hear how a staff-directed approach benefited both the planning and the staff; the plan’s richness attests to all staff’s combined knowledge and energy, and the staff continued to grow their insights into the trends impacting their academy and the library’s critical role in the academy’s sustained success.

Lunch Break - A Chance to Visit the Exhibits
12:15 PM 1:30 PM
D303 Propel Your Message!
1:30 PM 2:30 PM
Cindy Fisher, First-year Experience Librarian, University of Texas Libraries at Austin
Andrea Davis, Reference & Instruction Librarian, Naval Postgraduate School
Myrna Morales, Program and Communications Coordinator, Community Change Inc
Julie Strange, Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland
Lindsay C. Sarin, MLS Program Coordinator, University of Maryland, College Park Information Policy and Access Center (iPAC)
Andrea Snyder, Job & Career Information Center Manager, Enoch Pratt Free Library

This session focuses on 12 ways to propel the message of the library’s value way beyond the library. Three penny-pinching librarians from Maryland guide you through the world of low- or no-cost tools and ideas to use social media, print, and traditional media to reach current and potential customers. Next, hear how librarians from different sectors (public, school, academic, plus library school students) used SXSW interactive as a space to engage techies, journalists, designers, and philanthropists to think creatively and collaboratively about issues important to our field, our work, and our community.

D304 Project Management for Web-Based Initiatives
2:45 PM 3:30 PM
Kelly Coulter, Vitual Services Manager, Richland Library
David A. Jank, Assistant Professor, Palmer School of Library and Information Science Long Island University

Libraries are increasingly implementing multiple projects that often blur operational boundaries and departmental lines. Project management is more important than ever. Based on her extensive project experience, Coulter outlines the key elements of successful project management. Jank highlights the key findings of ongoing empirical research study examining what library practitioners involved in internet services management find as best practices, summarizing the lessons learned in terms of e-resource management and support, budgeting, and project staffing.

General Conference Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Track E Engaging People

This track focuses on human transformations, from coaching and mentoring to crowdsourcing and engaging teens. It reminds us about humor and its importance in our technology and stress-filled lives.

Moderated by Deb Hunt, Library Director, Mechanics' Institute & Principal, Information Edge
Coffee Break - A Chance to Visit the Exhibits
9:45 AM 10:30 AM
E301 Coaching & Mentoring
10:30 AM 11:15 AM
Rebecca Jones, Partner, Dysart & Jones Associates
Susan Senese, Associate Librarian, Research and Information Technology, University of Toronto Mississauga Library
Joe Murphy, Director Library Futures. Trend Spotter, Innovative Interfaces Libraryfuture

A recent Harvard Business Review blog advised those in a new job or a new career or just eager to build their skills to “Go out and find the most qualified or talented mentor, coach, or manager you can, and subject yourself to every- thing they can throw at you” (J. Glickman). This trio shows how to identify a coach or mentor, the difference between coaching and mentoring, and the benefits of building a network of mentors.

E302 Who's Zoomin' Who? Crowdsourcing Ups and Downs
11:30 AM 12:15 PM
Nicholas Tomaiuolo, Information Literacy Librarian, Central Connecticut State University, Elihu Burritt Library University of Maryland University College Adelphi, Maryland

Crowdsourcing’s history dates back to the Oxford English Dictionary. Businesses large and small, including Amazon, eSurance, Tiffany, CNN, Yelp, and your local newspaper, do it. Without it, there’d be a serious shortage of content at Project Gutenberg, iStockphoto, YouTube, and Slideshare. ResearchBlogging.org’s aggregation of blog postings exclusively discussing the primary literature and the Library of Congress’s end-user enhanced photostream leverage it. Perhaps it is afoot in your catalog at this very moment. We accept crowdsourcing’s positive applica- tions, but are we also able to recognize all aspects of the phenomenon? This session discusses the benefits and issues involved with encouraging users to contribute content.

Lunch Break - A Chance to Visit the Exhibits
12:15 PM 1:30 PM
E303 Trends in Teen Users and Technology: A Dynamic Panel
1:30 PM 2:30 PM
Moderator: Stephen Abram, Principal, Lighthouse Consulting Inc., SirsiDynix Corporation
Susan Considine, Executive Director, The Fayetteville Free Library ALA LLAMA Division Councilor, NYLA PLS President, NYLA Councilor at Large
Brian Pichman, Director of Strategic Innovation, Evolve Project
Justin Hoenke, Teen Librarian, Portland Public Library (Maine)

A panel of teen librarians is dynamically interviewed about their ideas and innovations in working with and successfully attracting teen users to the public library. Come hear their great experiments, pilots, and programs using things as basic as guitars, simple gaming nights, or as advanced as laser tag, mobile apps, and more. No talking heads and lots of opportunity for audience involvement.

E304 Humor in the Library
2:45 PM 3:30 PM
Jennifer Koerber, Web Services Librarian, Boston Public Library

As budgets shrink and every library is asked to do more with less, it’s easy for library staff and users to forget the joy that a library can bring. As leaders in the future of libraries, we can all help bring a bit of lightness and levity back into our institutions. From appropriate April Fools’ Day website ”hacks” to videos such as the New Spice sensation, the sky’s the limit when it comes to comedy in the library. In this brainstorming session, get inspired to “bring back the funny” to your work environments and communities.

CLOSING KEYNOTE Reinventing Spaces & Places
3:45 PM 4:30 PM
Erik Boekesteijn, founder and director Doklab, Doklab ShanachieTour
Jaap Van de Geer, Delft Public Library
Jeff Wisniewski, Web Services Librarian, University of Pittsburgh
Paul R. Pival, Public Services Systems Librarian, Libraries & Cultural Resources, University of Calgary

Academic libraries have been building Information Commons, public libraries have built exciting teen rooms with bold colors and furniture, all libraries are building more collaborative work spaces. This session stimulates your imagination with examples of terrific new spaces in libraries, a look at some new accessories that work with new technologies, and more.


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