This year the American Library Association Annual conference will be hosted in Chicago, Illinois from June 22-27. The theme is “Transforming Our Libraries, Ourselves.” If you’re there, consider stopping by to see U of I librarians present their work at one of the events below!
[Names in bold indicate U of I library employees. Links from titles lead to ALA schedule information for details on the session, unless otherwise indicated.]
Friday, June 23
- Laura Saunders, Lisa Hinchliffe, Allegra Swift, Dani Cook, Alexandra Chappell, Maura Seale, Karen Nicholson, Nicole Pagowsky, Samantha Becker, Desirae Zingarelli-Sweet, Leslie L. Morgan, and Kymberly Keeton. “Going with (and Growing with) the Framework: Teaching Information Literacy with a Social Justice Lens.” Preconference Session. 9:00AM-4:00PM.
- Ted Fons, Kenning Arlitsch, Sharon Day, Susan Allen, Erica Findley, Jim Hahn, and Qiang Jin. “Cataloging and Metadata for the Web: Meeting the User Where They Are.” Preconference Session. 8:00AM-4:00PM.
- Becky Smith. “Business Research in the Real World: Turning Theory into Practice.” [Event is invite-only.] Emerald Publishing’s Business Librarians Luncheon & Panel. 12:00PM-3:00PM.
Saturday, June 24
- Jessica Colbert. “Comparing Library of Congress Subject Headings to Keyword Searches Involving LGBT Topics: A Pilot Study.” Collections Poster Session. 10:30AM-12:00PM.
- Barbara Jones. “News Know-How International: a New Project for Librarians to Train Staff and Patrons to be “News Watchdogs?” Networking Uncommons Discussion. 11:00AM-12:00PM.
- Sarala Uttangi, Anders Ericson, Ebnezer Martin-Yeboah, Susan Schnuer, Rebecca McGuire, and Edgardo Civallero. “Libraries Transform: Programs and Services for Sustainable Environments, Social Justice, and Quality Education for All-IRRT International Paper Session.” Program. 1:00PM-2:30PM.
- Anna Chen, Eva L Miller, Claire Berman, and Stacy Rausch. [Link to Story Map] “Celebrating Gwendolyn Brooks@100” Poster Session. 2:30PM – 4:00PM.
- Heidi Imker, Wendi Arant-Kaspar, Jared Lyle, and Mark Newton. “Perspectives on Data Publishing: Opportunities and Challenges.” Panel. 3:00PM-4:00PM.
- Clara M. Chu and Susan Schnuer. “Project Welcome: Libraries Serving Refugees and Asylum Seekers.” Program. 3:00PM-4:00PM.
- Treasa Bane, Clara M. Chu, Emily Kasak, Julie Robinson. “Project Welcome: Public Libraries Serving Refugees Session.” 3:00PM-4:00PM.
- Clara M. Chu, Barbara J. Ford and CLIA Working Group. “Community-Library Inter-Action (CLIA) Diversity Fair.” 3:00PM-5:00PM.
- Sara Benson. “Copyright Metadata… Why it Matters and Why We Should Get it Right.” Speaker, Technical Services Interest Group. 4:30PM-5:30PM.
- Paula Mae Carns. “Saving the Macclesfield Psalter: The Curious History of an English Medieval Manuscript.” European Studies Research Forum. Program. 4:30PM-5:30PM.
Sunday, June 25
- Harriett Green, Angela Courtney, and Nora Dimmock.”Re-Skilling for a Digital Future: Developing Capabilities and Capacities in Digital Scholarship for Academic Librarians.” Panel. 8:30AM-10:00AM.
- Daniel G. Tracy. “Library Ebook Use Patterns in the Information Sciences at Illinois: Preliminary Findings.” Library and Information Science Collections Discussion Group. 8:30AM-10:00AM.
- Scott Collard, Constantia Constantinou, Starr Hoffman, and Lian Ruan. “Research Collaboration and Publishing in the Global Community.” Discussion/Interest Group. 10:30AM-11:30AM.
- Clara M. Chu, Barbara J. Ford. “Community-Library Inter-Action Working Group.” Networking Uncommons Discussion.12:00PM-1:00PM.
- Clara M. Chu and Susan Schnuer. “Project Welcome: Public Libraries Serving Refugees Session.” Networking Uncommons Discussion. 1:00PM-2:00PM.
- Joan Weeks and Laila Hussein Moustafa. “Building Global Knowledge through Collaboration the Middle East and South Asia Digitization Projects.” Program. 3:00PM-4:00PM.
- Barbara Jones. “News Know-How International: a New Project for Librarians to Train Staff and Patrons to be “News Watchdogs?” Networking Uncommons Discussion. 4:00PM-5:00PM.
- Andy Spencer, Kit Condill, and Lenny Kershteyn. “Eurasian and Central Asian Studies in the Heartland and Beyond.” Program. 4:30PM-5:30PM.
Monday, June 26
- Clara M. Chu, Barbara J. Ford. “Community-Library Inter-Action Working Group.” Networking Uncommons Discussion. 11:00AM-12:00PM.