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Format: 11/28/2015 - 2pm
Format: 11/28/2015 - 2pm
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Saturday, June 23 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:00am
Embedded Librarian Best Practices: You Can Do It, We Can Help Program Anaheim Convention Center
Description :

Embedded librarianship is not a new term, however, for librarians being partnered with faculty in online classrooms it is becoming a critical job component. Attendees of the session will contribute a tip or frustration of embedding which will be integrated into the program. Following a brief history on embedding, a panel will discuss different types of embedding models as they involve the audience with interactive audience polling. This panel presentation, facilitated by Debbie Nolan, Dean of University Libraries at Towson University, will present embedded librarian models for distance learning at different institutions.

Panelists will give 20 minute presentations on the following topics:

Three’s Company
Kathleen Pickens-French, Public Services Librarian, Hamilton Campus at Miami University and Krista McDonald, Director, Regional Campus Library, Hamilton Campus at Miami University
Pickens-French and McDonald will describe the core model that their embedded librarians have used to create resources pages within their university’s CMS. They will explain the “Three Rule” of keeping content organized, students interested, and the library’s website where it belongs.

Going Beyond the Embedded Librarian: Creating Online Classrooms to Teach Teachers About Information Literacy
By Kathleen Anne Langan, Assistant Professor, Western Michigan University.
Langan will present a pilot program that was introduced to use e-learning technology to introduce information literacy concepts to university instructors and teach them to incorporate these concepts into their curriculum. This presentation will discuss this experience, the importance of using online classrooms as a means of communicating with instructors, and introduce best practices to create similar classes.

Direct and Repeated Interactions: The Regis Experience with Embedded Librarianship
Paul Betty, Distance Learning Librarian, Regis University
Embedded librarianship at Regis University incorporates collaboration between librarians, students, teaching faculty, and instructional designers. Betty will discuss the model the librarians in the Distance Services department have developed to lead to greater rates of “embeddedness.”

Saturday, June 23 - 10:00am

10:30am - 11:30am
Audio Format and Budget Transitions: An Interactive Q&A Exhibitor session, Program Hilton Anaheim
Laguna B
Description :

An interactive Q&A on the transition in formats in the audio industry from hard goods (CDs) to digital and how this has affected budget allocations. Librarians who buy in both the CD and digital format will discuss how they determine what to buy and how they foresee the coming changes in their budgets. APA President Michele Cobb will moderate and provide industry statistics that will help librarians in their planning.

Valerie Piechocki is currently the Chief of Materials Management for the Prince George's County Memorial Library System. She has held a variety of positions in public, academic and special libraries in Maryland. She was an early adopter of digital audio both personally and for PGCMLS and looks forward to the seamless synchronization of high quality e-audio with e-pub.

Michael Ciccone is currently the Director of Collections at The Hamilton Public Library in Ontario. Previously he was the Associate Director of Collections at the DC Public Library and the Head of Acquisitions for the branches of The New York Public Library.

Michele Lee Cobb has served with the Audio Publishers Association (APA) board since 2001, as a director and officer, and is currently President. She is also VP – Sales & Marketing for AudioGO (the home of BBC Audiobooks and Audio Bookshelf).

Saturday, June 23 - 11:00am

11:30am - 12:00pm
Ignite Session: Virtual Media in Libraries and Museums Program Anaheim Convention Center
208A Table 5
Description :

Ignite speakers present for exactly 5 minutes, accompanied by 20 slides. Each slide is displayed for 15 seconds, with slides advancing automatically. This is one of six Ignite sessions in this time slot.

An exploration of virtual media as experienced in virtual worlds and through augmented reality. Examples of virtual library exhibits, virtual simulations for learning, and virtual field trips to historical replicas and museums will be featured.

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Saturday, June 23 - 1:00pm

1:30pm - 2:15pm
Conversation Starters: Librarians and Journalists: Maintaining Relevancy and Preserving History Through Collaboration Program Anaheim Convention Center
Description :

Librarians and journalists can work together more effectively to contribute and create value added content to our community. Both thrive on the same mission of providing information to the masses, as well as preserving the history of their communities. This can be done by showing our communities how to make and preserve their own news, build and create community histories and provide access to information in a timely fashion without compromising integrity and validity of the content important to communities at hand.

- Amy Buckland, eScholarship, ePublishing & Digitization Coordinator (McGill University)
- Marsha Iverson, Public Relations Specialist (King County Library System)

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Sunday, June 24 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
OCLC ― QuestionPoint Users Group Meeting Vendor demonstration/activity Hyatt Regency Orange County
Royal Ballroom B
Description :

Join the QuestionPoint product team and your virtual reference colleagues to find out the latest updates from QuestionPoint, followed by a discussion of tips and tricks, best practices and ideas for successful virtual reference services.

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Sunday, June 24 - 10:00am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Diving in and Learning to Swim as a New Distance Education Librarian Program Anaheim Convention Center
Description :

Online and distance learning offerings are growing rapidly and more libraries find themselves shifting from in-person to online methods for connecting with students and faculty. This panel includes four librarians who dove head first into the role of coordinating library services for distance and online users. Panelists will discuss ideas for implementing successful services, imperative skills every good distance librarian needs, strategic planning advice, and more. Audience interaction will be encouraged.

Sunday, June 24 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Virtual Communities and Libraries MIG / ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Anaheim Convention Center
Description :

Joint business meeting of the ALA Virtual Communities and Libraries Member Initiative Group and the ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group. Discussion will focus on ongoing projects and future plans.

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Monday, June 25 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:00am
ALSC and YALSA Joint Presidents’ Program: The Digital Lives of Tweens and Young Teens Presidents program Anaheim Convention Center
Description :

This year ALSC and YALSA will offer a joint presidents’ program focusing on the digital lives of tweens and young teens, populations that both groups of members serve. This collaborative event will feature two dynamic speakers, Stephen Abram, MLS and Michelle Poris, Ph.D., followed by a video presentation.

For a list of additional resources compiled in conjunction with this program please visit the ALSC website at