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Friday, June 22 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Identifying & Communicating the Value of Academic Libraries Vendor demonstration/activity Anaheim Marriott
Orange County Salon 3
Description :

A pre-conference session for academic assessment librarians and senior management. Presented by Joe Matthews, noted library consultant, library assessment guru, co-author of the award winning book "Listening to the Customer", as well as "The Customer-Focused Library: Reinventing the Public Library from the Outside-In".
Sponsored by Counting Opinions.

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 10:00am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Write for it! Jump Start your Research Agenda and Join the Conversation Program Anaheim Marriott
Grand Salon E
Description :

Are you interested in publishing? Are you interested in research beyond the “how we did it good" article? Come and hear a librarian with a successful publishing record address problems in conducting research in acquisitions and collection development, and a journal editor discuss bridging the disconnects between those who wish to be published and the publishing world. Both speakers will share their unique perspective and insights. Attendees are encouraged to participate in the Q&A session following the presentations.

Did you attend this program? Take our post-conference survey at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/alctsevents2012

Saturday, June 23 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:30pm
Finding Repositories of Research Data With Databib Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 12
Description :

With support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the libraries of Purdue and Pennsylvania State University have collaborated to create Databib: an online, annotated bibliography of research data repositories. A number of academic and research libraries are taking an active role in data curation, applying library science principles to help address the data deluge. Librarians are helping researchers formulate funder-required data plans, adapting library practice to help organize and describe research datasets, developing data collections and data repositories, performing digital preservation, and teaching data literacy. Librarians are in a good position to provide these services; unfortunately, there is currently no framework in place to support the organization and discovery of data repositories. Many funding agencies are requiring their sponsored researchers to submit their data to repositories without giving further instructions to them. What repositories are appropriate for a researcher to submit his or her data? How do potential users find appropriate data repositories and discover datasets that meet their needs? How can librarians help patrons who are looking for data find and integrate datasets into their research, learning, or teaching? Databib (http://databib.lib.purdue.edu) has been created to help address these needs for librarians, data users, data producers, publishers, and funding agencies.

Sponsors :
ALA
11:00am - 12:30pm
Library Analytics Toolkit Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 6
Description :

As libraries face increasing economic pressure, statistics are an ever more important tool for advocating for libraries and promoting the impact libraries have on their communities. Statistics are also crucial in responding to shrinking budgets and in developing long-range plans for the future. Through this project, we researched and developed an open source software tool with the goal of allowing users to visualize a range of library usage events and statistics in a fully configurable analytics dashboard. For example, this will allow users to visualize changes in usage patterns due to evolving patron needs and will provide support for resource allocation to address these needs. As the first stage of the development of this software tool, we met with a variety of library professionals to identify which metrics are most useful, to determine how information is collected and used, and to identify future trends in library information analysis. This poster will illustrate the results of the research stage and demonstrate how library staff may use the resulting software to better manage and understand their library's statistics.

Sponsors :
ALA

Saturday, June 23 - 1:00pm

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Charting Courses: Diversity Research Grants Program Anaheim Convention Center
203B
Description :

2011 Diversity Research Grant Recipients share their findings. Join us for discussion of three exciting research projects: “Information Needs and Barriers of Southeast Asian Refugee Undergraduates,” “Diversity in Technology Integration Leadership" and “Achievement Gap of Asian American Professional Librarians at the Top of Career Ladders.”

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Research into Practical Problem Solving in Libraries (Library Research Round Table | LRRT) Program Anaheim Convention Center
206B
Description :

Structured research is an effective way to find solutions to persistent challenges in libraries. Join in this exploration of problem solving.

 

Saturday, June 23 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Measuring Anonymity in Academic Virtual Reference Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 3
Description :

How much do librarians really know about the demographics of their virtual reference patrons? The authors of this study staffed virtual reference at the Auraria Library, a multi-institutional academic library in Denver. They sought to discover how much information about identity patrons chose to provide during transactions that were theoretically anonymous. They kept in mind the idea that virtual reference patrons may or may not have quite the same demographics as those that they see at the reference desk or in the library instruction classroom. To help answer their questions, the authors developed a matrix for collecting and analyzing personal identifiers (such as year in school, non-native English speakers, and majors). The data they gathered helped them and their colleagues to know more about which patron groups chose to reach out for assistance via virtual reference. The authors believe that the matrix and process they have developed can serve as a model for colleagues at any institutions that provide anonymous virtual reference.

Sponsors :
ALA

Saturday, June 23 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Faceted Subject Access Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Hyatt Regency Orange County
Imperial
Description :

Subject Facets are key aspects of next generation catalogs and discovery tools. Where do these limiting terms come from and how do they work? How many subjects facets can be displayed? How many records from a large retrieval set are subject to faceting? The answers may change depending on the system and on search options used. Please join in an open discussion featuring representatives of Encore, Summon and WorldCat as we take a closer look at subject facets in these systems.

Please join us at “Fascinating Facets” as we consider these and related questions. Bring along your questions and observations and be prepared to share them with the group.

Did you attend this Interest Group meeting? Take our post-conference survey at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/alctsevents2012

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Research Forum Poster Session (ACRL EBSS) Forum/Update, Poster session, Reception, Social event Disneyland Hotel
Amazon
Description :

Sponsored by the American Psychological Association, posters are presented showcasing research and instructional innovations in the area of education and behavioral librarianship.

Sunday, June 24 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:00am
Creativity and Innovation (Library Research Round Table | LRRT) Program Anaheim Convention Center
203A
Description :

Novelty and innovation are needed to respond to today's challenges. Libraries and librarians are hungry for new and creative approaches to asking questions and finding answers.

8:00am - 10:00am
Current Research on and Use of FRBR in Libraries Program Anaheim Convention Center
213AB
Description :

As libraries explore new bibliographic metadata standards, new questions are emerging related to uses of FRBR, data migration, and the design of discovery systems. This panel session will feature presentations from FRBR researchers from universities and real-world service providers, including OCLC and eXtensible Catalog. Panelists will discuss current research and practice in the field and explore the next important steps in facilitating and implementing FRBR adoption.

Did you attend this program? Take our post-conference survey at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/alctsevents2012

8:00am - 10:00am
Research Planning and Review Committee Meeting (ACRL) Committee meeting Disneyland Hotel
Columbia Tbl 1
Description :

Part of the the Research Component Committee meeting

Sunday, June 24 - 10:00am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Hyatt Regency Orange County
Grand Ballroom E
Description :

Join CCRIG for a peek into the future of library catalogs, as cataloging practices transition from AACR2 to RDA, and into the FRBR and linked data environment. Find out how libraries are applying theoretical constructs now, and what kinds of research we need to move forward with improving library catalogs. Speakers will be available for brief question and answer sessions following their presentations.

“Everyday Cataloger Concerns: A Research-Based Agenda for Library Cataloging,” presented by Allyson Carlyle, Rachel Ivy Clarke, Paul J. Weiss, Violet Fox, and Morgan Bell, University of Washington Information School.

This research project focuses on bridging the gap between conceptual, academic cataloging research and the needs of catalogers. The presentation will review the results of interviews and focus groups to identify the most important areas of research for practicing catalogers, research directions for improving library catalogs, and will provide a comparison of practicing cataloger views and the views recently expounded by the Library of Congress about cataloging research.

“Fishing for FRBR in MARC, Mining for Data in Free Text,” presented by Kelley McGrath, Metadata Management Librarian, University of Oregon.

A report on part of a larger project, which uses the XC Metadata Services Toolkit to extract MARC data to create provisional records for FRBR group 1 entities populated with structured data optimized for machine manipulation. The discussion will include the methodology used for identifying data elements, especially those that potentially occur in multiple MARC fields or may be hidden in free text fields like notes, as well as examples of the problems encountered, and an initial assessment of the accuracy of the process.

“RDA in RDF: Transitioning to the FRBR Catalog and the Semantic Web,” presented by Kimmy Szeto, Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, Maritime College, State University of New York.

In preparation for the transition from AACR2 to RDA, the presentation will report on the potential of the application of RDA in the current catalog environment. It will include a theoretical overview of RDA, RDF and Linked Data; a demonstration of converting and encoding actual bibliographic records to RDA, RDF and XML; and a review of implementation challenges in existing library systems and how they can best prepare for the Linked Data future.

Did you attend this Interest Group meeting? Take our post-conference survey at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/alctsevents2012

10:30am - 12:00pm
Forum on ACRL's Value of Academic Libraries Initiative Forum/Update Disneyland Hotel
Magic Kingdom Ballroom 2
10:30am - 12:00pm
PLAmetrics User Group and Demonstration Discussion/Interest group, Vendor demonstration/activity Hyatt Regency Orange County
Salon I
Description :

PLAmetrics (PLA PLDS Statistical Report data)
Learn more about how to innovate and optimize your library's use of http://plametrics.org

10:30am - 12:00pm
Research Forum (ACRL) Forum/Update Disneyland Hotel
Magic Kingdom Ballroom 1
Description :

- “Comparison of Supporting Activities on Student Learning and Long-Term Retention of Concepts,” by Krisellen Maloney & Michelle Millet, both of University of Texas at San Antonio.
- “Ethnographic Research and Participatory Design at the University of Maryland Libraries: Pioneering Partnerships Beyond Library Walls,” by Cinthya Ippoliti, Tanner Wray, and Jane Williams, all of the University of Maryland College Park Libraries.
- “Promotion and Tenure Outreach: An Emerging Faculty-Librarian Partnership,” Brenna Helmstutler, Georgia State University

10:30am - 12:00pm
Research on Library Use and Users (Library Research Round Table | LRRT) Program Anaheim Convention Center
208B
Description :

What do we know about the people who need the services of libraries? Whether in-person or virtually, the services must be shaped by community members.

10:30am - 12:00pm
The Rise of E-Reading Program, Speaker series Anaheim Convention Center
Ballroom A
Description :

Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, will share recent survey findings and other research about the rise of e-books, their impact on people’s reading habits, and the way that library patrons are hoping to avail themselves of e-book borrowing. He also will explore general reading trends and describe the next steps in the Project’s ongoing research about the evolving role of libraries.

Sunday, June 24 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:30pm
All Chat, but What's the Conversation? Learning from Virtual Reference Usage Data in Canadian Universities Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 13
Description :

Ask a Librarian is a collaborative virtual reference service coordinated by the Ontario Council of University Libraries that serves nearly 190,000 students across nine campuses. This poster will visualize data collected and analyzed during the first eight months of Ask a Librarian's operation, paying special attention to patterns of service use, question types, and user demographics, and highlight possible implications of these findings for library service planning, staffing, and delivery. For example, distinct virtual usage trends across the weeks of an academic term can inform decisions around staffing of other library services, and even for the hiring of seasonal library staff.

Sponsors :
ALA
11:00am - 12:30pm
IREX's Impact Group: Developing the sustainability of Romanian public libraries at work Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 16
Description :

Biblionet, the Global Libraries Program funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, implemented in Romania by the IREX Foundation, will end in 2014. The IREX's initiative is composed of 15 Biblionet County Coordinator volunteers. Their mission is to create viable conditions for future sustainability of public libraries after Biblionet is completed; they are therefore referred to as the Impact Group. The major objective of this group is to improve community life through the services of efficiently run public libraries. Some of their current actions include collecting computer usage statistical data, identifying the unique ways local communities utilize technology to resolve every day issues, celebrating public libraries success stories about their impact within local communities, recognizing other unique uses the community might have for current technology while minimizing replication, and creating library guides to train peer librarians on how to respond to users' needs while staying within the current budgetary guidelines during these uncertain economic times. It is important for Romanian librarians to present their libraries as places for everyone in which solutions for everyday issues can be found. The Impact Group works at marketing the Romanian public libraries and selecting the information to share with local public authorities to develop funding and local support.

Sponsors :
ALA