The 2015 Annual Conference of the American Library Association takes place June 25-30 in San Francisco, California. If you’re there, you can find Illinois librarians talking about metadata, privacy, Library and Information Science education, and more. Come see us at one of the events below, or stop and say hello to Illinois librarians throughout the conference leading programs and discussions!
[Names in bold indicate Illinois librarians. Links from titles lead to ALA schedule information for details on the session.]
Thursday, June 25
- Christine Schwartz, Heidi Frank, Myung-Ja Han, and Timothy W. Cole. “Coding for Efficiencies in Cataloging and Metadata: Practical Applications of XML, XSLT, XQuery, and PyMarc for Library Data.” All-day Workshop. 8:30AM-4:30PM.
Saturday, June 27
- Andrew Asher and Lisa Hinchliffe. “All the Data: Privacy, Service Quality, and Analytics.” Program. 10:30AM-11:30AM.
Sunday, June 28
- Michael Crumpton, Rachel Fleming-May, Rebecca Vargha, and Sue Searing. “Collaborative Influences of LIS Educators and Practitioners Regarding Hiring the Profession.” Program for ACRL Library and Information Science Education Interest Group. 10:30AM-11:30AM.
- Lynn Wiley. “Humanities Scholars and Book Formats: Results from a Survey on eBook Perceptions Combined with an Analysis of Data Collected from a Demand Driven Program for Humanities eBooks.” History Librarians Discussion Group. 1PM-2PM.
- Lian Ruan and Weiling Liu. “The Role of Chinese American Librarians in Library and Information Science Diversity.” Poster session. 2:30PM-4PM.
- Beth Sandore Namachchivaya and Michael Brewer. “The Role of Libraries in the Research Lifecycle.” Panel sponsored by Public Service Directors of Large Research Libraries Discussion Group. 4:30PM-6:30PM.
Monday, June 29
- Noah Levin, Myung-Ja Han, and Suzanne Kemperman. “Book Metadata … Its Creation, Distribution or Dissemination and Use, but Ultimately Its Optimal Discoverability.” Panel sponsored by ALCTS Publisher/Vendor/Library Relations Interest Group. 8:30AM-10AM.