Sessions with Handouts

Time Title Type Location

Saturday, June 23 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:30pm
Getting Credit for Copy Cataloging: Improving WorldCat as Well as the Bottom Line Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 10
Description :

At the University of California, Davis, there is very little "easy" copy cataloging these days. What was once handled by beginning copy catalogers is now outsourced for shelf-ready processing. The loss of librarian positions over the last few years has meant that copy catalogers are taking more responsibility for complex copy cataloging. The success of the OCLC Expert Community project encouraged UC Davis Cataloging and Metadata Services to train and authorize copy catalogers to enrich, upgrade, and enhance OCLC WorldCat master records, capabilities previously limited to original catalogers. The number of master record edits has increased significantly and UC Davis has seen a dramatic rise in its OCLC credits, resulting in a profitable cataloging operation. The session will include exhibits of training procedures and workflows, as well as graphs charting increases in UCD's OCLC transactions and credits over several fiscal years. UCD's experience will provide evidence that investing in cataloger training and WorldCat enhancement can result in tangible dividends for individual libraries. This session will be based upon "Copy Cataloging Gets Some Respect from Administrators," a presentation at ALA Midwinter 2012 in Dallas made for the ALCTS CaMMS Copy Cataloging Interest Group.

Sponsors :
ALA
11:00am - 12:30pm
Have I Got a Story for You! Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 9
Description :

The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) Scientific & Technical Library at China Lake, CA began presenting storytelling programs in 2004. The staff produced and videotaped the earliest programs with nothing but enthusiasm - no extra funding and no extra staffing. With 24 successful programs completed, the team enjoys sharing their lessons learned and telling stories about their storytelling experiences. The programs were designed to improve organizational communication and knowledge capture, but they proved valuable in many other ways. The library gained networking partners, marketed library services, and the staff learned new skills. The programs enhanced the reputation of the library as an asset to the organization. Program topics have covered weapons development, wartime missions in Kosovo and Vietnam, creating tethers for the Mars Exploration Rover, local archaeology, and Indian legends from local tribes. Evaluation methods have included feedback forms, observation, interviews, and recognition from upper management. This poster session will include a video montage of great moments from past programs, marketing materials, lessons learned, and instructions for embarking on a similar type of program.

Sponsors :
ALA
11:00am - 12:30pm
It Takes a Village to Create a State Literary Map: Future Directions of the online Literary Map of North Carolina Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 8
Description :

Partnering with the North Carolina Center for the Book, the University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro are developing an innovative online literary map of North Carolina to support public interests, encourage student research, and document the state's rich literary tradition. This unique project is a database-driven, searchable/browseable, multilevel, multimedia online research tool which provides an extensive amount of content on works written about North Carolina and authors associated with the state. Originally designed for academic researchers, the map has expanded in both scope and content to include K-12 students, public library patrons, cultural tourists, and readers of all ages and interests. In the expansion of the audience, the project has increased collaboration among patrons, librarians, educators, authors, and prominent members of the literary community within North Carolina. Currently, a formal launch for the website is planned for the fall of 2012. This poster presentation will cover the development of the project, statewide collaborative efforts, and future ventures which include digitization of original manuscript materials, development of educational curricula and cultural resources, and sustainability of the map.

Sponsors :
ALA
11:00am - 12:30pm
IVDb... For Free!: Implementing an Open Source Digital Repository in a Corporate Library Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 7
Description :

In 2011, Boston Biomedical Consultants, Inc. (BBC), a Boston-based consulting firm with a focus in the In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) industry, set an initiative in motion to create a digital archive of the information collected over its 35-year history in IVD consulting. Overseen by the Information Services Manager, BBC investigated open source programs to build and maintain a digital archive of the company's intellectual property without a large monetary investment from the firm. Using the DSpace Digital Repository Software, the In Vitro Diagnostics Database (IVDb) was created, archiving the company's library files and providing a searchable online database for staff use in project-based research. This process included developing an IVD-specific controlled vocabulary for cataloging, digitizing a variety of physical documents, purchasing and configuring a server to house the scanned documents and the DSpace software using Ubuntu Linux, and installing, customizing, and populating the system. The result has been a user-friendly, robust database that has proven to be a time-saver for the firm's staff and a valuable research tool created with little monetary investment (~$500 in hardware costs).

Sponsors :
ALA
11:00am - 12:30pm
Picture Perfect: A Practical Guide to Using Flickr at Your Library Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 19
Description :

The UC San Diego Libraries created a Flickr account in 2008 to use as a student-focused participatory outreach tool, and to act as a depository for images. Staff usage of the site was stagnant due to internal guidelines, including a picture release form required for every image with people it in. Staff noticed that students were taking pictures of themselves and others in the library and posting them to their public Twitter, FourSquare, and Facebook accounts, so it seemed current students were comfortable with sharing images of themselves online. After reviewing the literature in 2010, the Libraries adopted a Web 2.0 sensibility that translated into an increased use of the account. As more images were uploaded, the account generated more activity (comments and favorites). Using images from our account, this poster will highlight the ways in which the Libraries use Flickr: to promote exhibits and events, to highlight past events, and as a tool for library advocacy, virtual tours, image storage, etc. It will share our informal ground rules that guide our practice. This poster will also present findings of a literature review that examines privacy issues and Libraries posting images of their users on Flickr or other photo sharing sites.

Sponsors :
ALA
11:00am - 12:30pm
Using Drupal as an Information Resource Platform: The Celebrating New Mexico Statehood Project at the University of New Mexico Libraries Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 20
Description :

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Sponsors :
ALA

Saturday, June 23 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Happy RAILS To You: Using Rubrics for Authentic, Reliable, and Convincing Learning Assessments Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 11
Description :

RAILS (Rubric Assessment of Information Literacy Skills) is an IMLS-funded, three-year project designed to help academic librarians assess student information literacy skills exhibited in "artifacts of student learning" like research papers, presentations, worksheets, portfolios, or reflective journals. Using the AAC&U VALUE rubrics and the ACRL information literacy standards as starting points, RAILS assists librarians who seek to create campus-specific rubrics, "norm" them for use with multiple raters, and gather results data that inform instructional improvements. Of interest to both academic and school librarians, the RAILS project advances the use of direct, authentic assessments of information literacy learning, as well as trains librarians to score learning artifacts reliably over time or across student groups. This poster will 1) report the rubric results of 10 higher education institutions that participated in RAILS from 2010-2012 using graphs and charts, 2) share a list of rubric "best practices," 3) communicate research-based strategies for norming rubrics with multiple raters, 4) supply RAILS publications and tip-sheets, and 5) employ laptops to demonstrate the RAILS website (www.railsontrack.info), including its tested training materials and rubric clearinghouse.

Sponsors :
ALA
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Making a Good Thing Better: Increasing Demand for One-on-One Information Literacy Instruction at Grinnell College Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 8
Description :

Come learn why Grinnell College Libraries enjoyed a 60% increase in the number of Library Labs, our customized research appointments, during fall 2011. Research consultations are well established instructional options in many academic libraries and have been offered at Grinnell for nearly 20 years. In this poster session, we will show how we promote, conduct, and assess our one-on-one information literacy sessions on topics such as analysis of the Occupy Movement's protest signs, Aztec blood symbolism, and gender equity indices. We'll also illustrate the positive connection between Library Labs and our classroom instruction as well as plans for expanding this successful one-on-one instruction option beyond the reference desk - to librarians' offices, special collections, and academic support centers across campus - while maintaining its effectiveness.

Sponsors :
ALA
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Starting from scratch: better assignments make undergrads into better researchers Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 4
Description :

Library instruction seeks to improve students' research skills and increase student engagement in the research process. The design and structure of an assignment often limits librarians' ability to help their classes develop good search habits and strong research skills. In this project, librarians work together with course instructors to design research assignments that engage students in the research process. In addition, students benefit from a semester-long, structured relationship with a subject librarian focused on a specific learning activity. Instructors participating in this program work closely with librarians to consider the clarity, purpose, and scope of their assignments as they review and redesign research activities for their course with student success in mind. Librarians will also develop and offer scaffolded learning activities that guide students to use and evaluate scholarly information effectively. Learn how we worked to build closer collaborations with teaching faculty and reached new levels of engagement with our students as a result. Evaluation of students' final projects and survey of students and faculty involved will show the success of this pilot project.

Sponsors :
ALA
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Business Reference in Academic Libraries Forum Forum/Update Sheraton Park Hotel
Palm East
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Every Child Ready to Read: Implementation Tips! Program Anaheim Convention Center
213D
Description :

This program will present information on using the updated ECRR toolkit. Topics will include: parent tip sheets, childcare provider classes, staff training, serving children with special needs, tracking children's skills, and more!

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Networking: What Works? Presidents program Anaheim Marriott
Grand Salon A-C
Description :

Networking gets the job done! Discover what happens behind the closed doors of a library search committee - and how your professional (and personal) networks can make or break your prospects. Then learn how other librarians navigated the networking maze to land plum positions. With the insider scoop, practical pointers, and the opportunity to connect with both peers and mentors, you'll be able to put your network to work for you.

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Nonfiction Book Blast: Booktalks and Activities for Your Library Program Anaheim Convention Center
304AB
Description :

Start school with new booktalks and activities for this year’s hottest nonfiction books. Twelve authors will booktalk their new 2012 nonfiction books for elementary school, middle school, and high school readers. Find out the story behind each book and take home booktalks and activities for your library. Moderated by Booklist Quick Tips for Schools & Libraries columnist Anastasia Suen.

1:30pm - 3:30pm
President's Program (LLAMA) Presidents program, Program Anaheim Marriott
Elite Ballrooms
Description :

Heather Krasna, career expert and author of Jobs That Matter: Find a Stable, Fulfilling Career in Public Service, will lead a dynamic and engaging session that will leave you with an inspiring new goal to achieve and a plan in place to get there.

Whether your five-year goal is to be promoted, change career tracks, enhance the scope of your position, or even to retire, this session will give you the tools you need.

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Shift Happens: The Quest for Continuing Relevance Program Anaheim Convention Center
210D
Description :

Join staff of the King County (Wash.) Library System to hear about their ongoing effort to implement a Future Services Strategy, a long-range strategic plan for greater depth, breadth, and relevance of service in the community. Learn what steps they took—like creating a staffing model and focusing on an enhanced service provision—to shift a large library system from a traditional way of providing service to one that also serves online customers and reaches out to the community. The presenters will share what they learned as well as where the library system is headed from here.

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Subject & Bibliographic Access Committee / Publisher-Vendor Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group, Forum/Update Hyatt Regency Orange County
Grand Ballroom C
Description :

The Role of Metadata Standards in Scientific Data Publishing: Part Two: Enhancing access to scientific data sets has become a major goal of research funding efforts. Unless better care is taken to standardize the metadata and technical descriptors used to make them discoverable, there is a concern that these data sets might disappear within the corpus of "grey literature." Our discussion continues from Midwinter but will be useful if you didn't participate then.

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1:30pm - 3:30pm
Transforming Technical Services: Growing IT Skill Sets Within Technical Services Departments Program Anaheim Convention Center
Ballroom B
Description :

Drastic staff reductions and the continuous print to digital shift require a transformation of Technical Services (TS) to remain relevant. One effective approach is through growing IT skill sets within the department to become IT independent and to facilitate technology application. We will present strategies to overcome potential barriers.TS staff who have mastered IT skill sets will also describe how they are overcoming the "lost in translation" and related issues to support others moving in similar directions.

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Saturday, June 23 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Calling Yesterday, Texting Today: Starting a Text a Librarian Reference Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 1
Description :

Current research references the increase of mobile devices amongst college students. Students use their mobile devices as calendars, phones, cameras, etc. According to the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project 2010, 96% of undergraduates have a cell phone. The report states, "Text messaging has become the primary way that teens reach their friends, surpassing face-to-face contact, email, instant messaging and voice calling as the go-to daily communication tool for this age group." If libraries want to meet users where they are, text messaging seems like an obvious choice. The UC San Diego Libraries, aware of the changing environment, were wary of adding a new service when we have less staff and resources available. This poster discusses the UCSD Libraries Text a Librarian service pilot. This poster will highlight and share the implementation, staffing, marketing plans, and evaluation of the service. Many factors lead to a successful pilot. Once users add us to their list of contacts, sending a question is easy. We used a team of librarians and staff as well as an email notification system to spread the workload around so one person or unit was not overwhelmed. Using an online product helped ensure everyone had easy access to the tool.

Sponsors :
ALA
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Catching the Wave: Using a Milestone to Reach New Audiences Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 19
Description :

Throughout Pepperdine University's 75th anniversary year, the University Libraries have supported efforts to celebrate and promote the university's heritage. The special collections department has moved beyond the typical borders of the library and reached into all areas of university life, becoming a key player in these initiatives. The department has planned events, contributed to displays, developed new physical and digital collections, and provided materials for publications and media productions. These efforts have fostered partnerships with various departments across campus, greatly increasing the visibility and use of the special collections. In this poster, the presenters will utilize photographs, screenshots, and charts to showcase the various initiatives librarians developed and contributed to the celebration. They will share a short anniversary video that incorporates newly digitized still and moving images from the archives. The presentation will also touch on methods for evaluating the success of anniversary initiatives, such as usage statistics and collection growth. After attending the session, participants will be inspired to identify milestones in their own communities and institutions that will benefit through the use of archival materials and library resources. They will have concrete ideas for leveraging resources, utilizing technology, developing collections, and reaching a wider audience during milestone celebrations.

Sponsors :
ALA
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Give Them What They Want, Not What We Assume They Need: Developing a User-Centric Mobile Library Website Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 9
Description :

Learn about the user studies Georgia State University Library conducted to guide the included features on its library's mobile website, and gain tips for engaging in user-centric design of your own mobile site. Poster presentation will include data used to inform the mobile site content (drawn from a user survey of undergraduates, graduates, and faculty on the desired features for a mobile library site as well as Google analytics), graphical shots of the mobile site, marketing of the mobile site, and post-development user study data (yet to be conducted at this juncture) to inform any redesign/adaptations of the mobile site.

Sponsors :
ALA