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Speaking schedule for ALA Annual Conference

ALA Annual Conference

Iíll be participating in the upcoming American Library Association Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA from June 21-26. This is one of my busiest conferences of the year, with schedule packed with business meetings, appointments with vendor representatives, a number of speaking responsibilities, co-chairing a LITA Interest Group, attending a few social events and receptions, and hopefully find time to attend some of the great sessions on the program. We'll have a meeting of the NISO Open Discovery Initiative at the conference. Itís always a great chance to connect with friends and colleagues from all corners of the profession.

Here is my speaking schedule for the conference:

NISO Update Session: What the Future Entails for Library Systems

Sunday, June 24, 2012
1:30-3:30pm
NISO Update session
Anaheim Convention Center, Room 206B

The session will be structured around what changes in library systems and processes mean for what needs to happen in the standards area - and where/how librarians, vendors and publishers can communicate.

Todd Carpenter will provide a general update on NISO and its current activities Carl Grant to do a 20-minute presentation on the overall picture. Some of the NISO working groups to describe their initiative, what they hope to achieve/have achieved, and any challenges or successes they see in their area Reports on NISO working groups, including:

  • ERM Data Review: Gap Analysis Project
  • NCIP (NISO Circulation Interchange Protocol) Standing Committee
  • Open Discovery Initiative
  • Best Practices for Demand-Driven Acquisition (DDA) of Monographs (expected new project)
  • Topic Committee: Content and Collections Management

Letís Work Together: Integrating Social Media, Online Marketing, and Outreach

Monday, June 25, 2012
8:00am to 10:00am
Anaheim Convention Center, Room 210D

  • Speaker: David Lee King, Digital Branch & Services Manager, Topeka Public Library
  • Speaker: Jen Robinson, Marin County Free Library
  • Speaker: Marshall Breeding

Speakers will discuss how their organizations have reinvented their online presence using social media as a way to interact with their communities. They'll also address their personal and organizational investments in the implementation of an ongoing online, socially-interactive presence; give hints and advice regarding the implementation of new media and how these roles and responsibilities are assigned to staff; identify the criteria they used to develop their social media plan; and explain goals and measurement tools for keeping on track.

ALA Scheduler

Discovery Systems: The Promise and The Reality

RUSA MARS Program
Sunday, June 24, 2012
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Anaheim Convention Center 304AB

  • Speaker: Barbara DeFelice
  • Speaker: Cody Hanson, University of Minnesota
  • Speaker: Mark Dehmlow, University of Notre Dame
  • Speaker: Marshall Breeding

A new era of discovery systems commenced in 2008 with the release of services such as Summon (Serials Solutions), EBSCO Discovery Service, Primo Central (ExLibris) and OCLCís WorldCat Local. They promised to revolutionize how students and researchers discover, access and use library resources of all types, and aim to provide a Google-like search experience for library collections without the pitfalls of federated searching. Consequently, librarians can focus on promoting information literacy rather than teaching information navigation techniques. This program examines how well discovery systems deliver on their promises four years into their development.

Ultimate Debate: Cloud Computing

http://ala12.scheduler.ala.org/node/1096

Monday, June 25, 2012
1:30pm to 3:30pm
Anaheim Convention Center 304AB

  • Moderator: Marshall Breeding
  • Speaker: Anne Prestamo
  • Speaker: Bernd Becker
  • Speaker: Frank Cervone
  • Speaker: Robert Lau, University of Southern California
  • Speaker: Roy Tennant

The Ultimate Debate returns for the seventh straight year with a lively discussion over the promises and pitfalls of cloud computing. Three panelists will tease out the various components of cloud computing to give you the insight needed to decide if you should be in the clouds or on terra firma.

ALA Scheduler

The LITA Technology and Industry Interest Group

Saturday, June 23, 2012
10:30am to 12:00pm
Hyatt Regency Orange County -- Garden 3

  • co-chair: Matt Goldner
  • co-chair: Marshall Breeding

ALA Scheduler

I'm looking forward to a very interesting and productive conference.

Jun 15, 2012 08:54:20

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