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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Keynote

Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Digital Transformation & Community Impact

8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Jeanne Holm, Senior Technology Advisor to the Mayor, Deputy CIO at City of Los Angeles, Information Technology Agency, City of Los Angeles UCLA, In Unison, Open Data Collaboratives, International Academy of Astronautics

At the cross-section of innovation, open data, and education, our speaker shares her thoughts of the challenges and opportunities for communities in the coming years. She discusses empowering members of our communities and improving services using new tech such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, virtual and augmented reality, Internet of Things, predictive analytics, gamification, and more. Join our knowledgeable speaker and gain insights to build your successful community!

Coffee Break - Exhibit Hall Opens

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
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Track A - Open Access

Knowledge flows around the world are moving at a faster and faster pace, but there are still some walls holding us back. This track focuses on opening up pathways by looking at the current practices, new tools, creative communities and possible future.

Moderator: K. Jane Burpee, Coordinator, Data Curation and Scholarly Communications, Digital Initiatives, McGill University

A201: Open Access: State-of-the Global Landscape

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

This session examines the three types of open access (green, gold, and the newest, platinum), describes the approaches of the movers and shakers, and highlights both exciting new initiatives and thought-provoking issues.

A202: Plugged In: Identifying Open (& Subscribed) Access

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Moderator: Athena Hoeppner, Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Central Florida Libraries
Ben Kaube, Co-Founder, Kopernio
Aaron Chee Hsien Tay, Senior Librarian, National University of Singapore
Jason Priem, Co-Founder, Impactstory

Scholars have unprecedented access to subscription and open access (OA) content, yet figuring out how to discover and access legitimate versions of articles remains an aggravating experience for many researchers. They face authentication hoops, myriad vendor platforms with uncertain holdings, and mystifying an obscure OA source. Researchers that start with Google Scholar may bypass library authentication and face paywalls. Conversely, library discovery tools fail to expose and deliver much of the available OA content, and especially under-represent Green OA from repositories. Our panel discusses several approaches to improving access discovery by giving scholars tools to identify accessible content and using open access versions of articles, including oaDOI, and the plugins Unpaywall and Kopernio. The oaDOI system is a free, open-source database that tracks OA for 90 million scholarly articles. Unpaywall is a browser extension that helps readers find OA copies of scholarly articles as they browse. Kopernio is a browser extension that provides one-click access to the best PDF available to a user, either from library holdings or OA. Hear from each developer describing their plugin, how it works, and the underlying philosophy and aims, and future plans. Get additional approaches to revealing access, and explore the impact of increased discoverability on the place of OA in scholarly research. Consider the role of libraries in promoting plugins to researchers, approaches to assessment, and coordinating the tools with existing library technologies.

Lunch Break

12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

A203: Librarians, Scholars, & Citizens Building Change

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Kenn Bicknell, Digital Resources Librarian, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, USA
Julian Aiken, Access Services Librarian, Yale Law Library

Several cities are developing websites that create, promote, and capture scholarship related to their urban areas, with librarians as key players. Bicknell looks at how three U.S. cities have created evolving platforms which foster and showcase new research, with an eye toward librarians’ roles in organizing information and fostering public engagement. Atlanta, Kansas City, and others have taken different paths to success: unplanned alliances of separate projects, a library-managed city research portal, as well as an innovative lab leveraging crowdsourcing and community voices to surface collections and create new information and to share knowledge more broadly. Learn from the experiences of new collaboration models! Aiken discusses an online open access repository containing almost all past and present Yale faculty legal scholarship. Hear how the library engaged use by students with a series of outreach events, exhibitions, and competitions centering on the repository, which culminated in the publication of a series of online and physical books featuring student creative writing, and which has launched the careers of two soon-to-be famous fiction writers.

Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

A204/205: Tools for Opening Access & UX

3:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Jennifer Heise, Reference Librarian / Webmanager, Drew University Library
Roxanne Lafleur, Library & Audiovisual Support Specialist, University of Ottawa Library
Emily Spangler, Library Services Specialist, Priddy Library, The Universities at Shady Grove
Leah Rufus, Graduate Assistant, Priddy Library, The Universities at Shady Grove

This double session looks at tools and practices for opening access and expanding customer experience. Heise discusses Shared Shelf, a web-based application for cataloging and managing digital collections. She shares how this tool enabled an institutional repository and image management initiative, coordinated through the library, to include student art projects, university PR photographs, art history faculty photos, digitized photos from library collections, realia collection images, and, soon, audio recordings and more. Lafleur discusses facilitating and collaborating on digital humanities projects for the past 3 years by providing digital tools, publishing platforms, know-how, and specialized training. Shared Shelf (ARTstor’s asset management system) is provided to catalog artifacts and other primary sources when a custom schema and controlled vocabularies are required. Lafleur focuses on three projects, sharing their merits and challenges: embedding library expertise in academic settings; becoming integral to the pedagogical approach of instructors; and being key partners to creating a rich learning environment. The last presentation discusses how creating a profile for your library with a distinct personality can be a challenge, especially in the current digital age, where social media and mobile platforms are patrons’ main sources of interaction and information-gathering. Hear how one university library used Adobe Spark to upgrade its social media to engage with patrons at their level through the platforms they frequent the most, such as Instagram. By having a unique profile with a strong voice that attracts patrons, the library ups their digital marketing and engagement.

Track B - Enterprise: Processes & Practices

Engaging enterprise employees is always a challenge. This stream of sessions focuses on processes and practices that provide insights and ideas to try in your organization. Learn from our government and enterprise speakers.

Moderator: Doris Small Helfer, Engineering, FCS, and Social Social Sciences, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge SLA, ALA, CARL

B201: Focusing on the Big Picture!

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Cindy Hill, Manager, Research Library, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Understanding the ever-changing environment within which your community or organization exists is critical to setting the direction for your library and its staff. Get insights and ideas on how to be aware of the big picture in your environment from this longtime practitioner! Hear how the program and services are evolving as they engage their community.

B202: ROI Truth to Power: Measuring & Talking About What Matters!

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Mary Ellen Bates, Principal, Bates Information Services, Inc.

Effectively communicating the true return on investment for information services means more than just counting hours saved or searches conducted. In order to convey the true ROI of your information center, you have to understand what matters most to the people who matter the most. Bates provides new approaches for identifying WHY you are doing what you do and what impact that has on your organization’s most important goals.

Lunch Break

12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

B203: Tech Team Library Projects: Efficient & Integrated

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Yin Zhu, Knowledge Analyst, Federal Reserve Board
Franz Osorio, Knowledge Analyst, Federal Reserve Board

The library technology team was created to increase the library’s technology capacity. The team coordinates, brainstorms, and manages technology-related projects for the library. Hear about the idea and origins, goals, benefits, accomplishments, and future planning of the Federal Reserve Board Research library tech team.

Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

B204: Demonstrating Value in Uncertain Times

3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
James King, Branch Chief and Information Architect, NIH Library, National Institutes of Health

Participants gain an understanding of how to build a vision and strategy for their organization, create an understanding of their customer segments, and experiment with some of the latest technologies being applied in library settings including, 3D printing, virtual/augmented reality, data sciences, digital scholarship, and custom website development.

B205: Connecting With Clients: Communication Theory & Reference Interviews

4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Caryn Wesner-Early, Search Strategy Expert, ASRC-MS
Laura Hjerpe, Search Strategy Expert, CGI Federal U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

This session looks at different aspects of the reference interview, both in person and in computer-mediated environments. Communication theory is discussed as it relates to reference interviews, including why they are needed. Topics include problems inherent in the interview process, goals, characteristics, how to communicate effectively, different techniques for interviews conducted in person vs. via telephone or computer, and tips for what to do if the patron is unhappy. This session will be useful for anyone who does reference interviews or collaborative research, or for anyone teaching/training library students or assistants.

Track C - Makerspaces: Tips & Practices

Makerspaces have developed quickly over the last 5 years in all types of organizations and libraries. If you are just starting on this journey, get a road map from the early pioneers. Get ideas from our practitioners in public libraries, schools, colleges, and universities. Share experiences and learn from each other!

Moderator: Chad Mairn, Librarian, Innovation Lab Manager, St. Petersburg College

C201/202: From Makerspace to Solve Space: A Road Map

10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Susan Considine, Executive Director, The Fayetteville Free Library
Dr. Tod Colegrove, Head of DeLaMare Library, University of Nevada, Reno
Chad Mairn, Librarian, Innovation Lab Manager, St. Petersburg College
Peter Raymond, Director, The New Bureau
Brian Pichman, Director of Strategic Innovation, Evolve Project

Whether you already have a makerspace or are ready to start developing one, this mini-workshop is filled with ideas and strategies to move forward. Filled with tips and techniques, our experienced speakers give you all you need to get started with a makerspace in your area and to move it into becoming a solve space! They share challenges such as dealing with tech and funding, present real-world examples, and inspire you with the impact of their initiatives.

Lunch Break

12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

C203: Re-Creating the Makerspace & Taking It on the Road

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Chris DeCristofaro, Technology Librarian, Sachem Public Library
Cara Perry, Teen Services Librarian, Sachem Public Library

Makerspaces have traditionally been located in a single, fixed location in the library that is available for patrons of all ages. Although the model of grouping all makerspace technology in one area has been successful, a fixed space can limit how many patrons can access the materials at any given time and limit programming capabilities. The Sachem Public Library has created The Studio makerspace, which encompasses areas in Adult, Teen and Children’s (Studio A, Studio T and Studio C, respectively). Studio A is located in a central, open area while Studio T and Studio C are located in the Teen and Children’s departments. Studio technology such as the 3D printer, embroidery machine, robotics, digital art, video production with green screen technology, virtual reality systems, and other items are mobile and can be shared between departments or taken outside the building for outreach. This multi-departmental and mobile approach allows for independent development so technologies needed in each “Studio” can be age-specific, allowing for flexibility.

Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

C204: Makerspace: Military College & Integrating VR

3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Christine Elliott, Information Services Librarian, The Citadel
Courtney McAllister, Support & Collection Services Librarian, The Citadel
Deborah Turkewitz, Information Services Librarian, The Citadel
Chris Woodall, Technology Librarian, Salisbury University Libraries

In 2016, The Citadel began initial plans to develop a campus- wide makerspace, where students, faculty, and staff could explore interdisciplinary collaboration and emerging technologies in an accessible, dynamic environment. Rose covers the challenges and creative solutions encountered when establishing the makerspace. Principled leadership is a core focus, and the makerspace was developed with these important pillars in mind: prepare, engage, serve, and lead. Decisions on the location, purpose, and mission of the makerspace emerged from this core focus and guided purchasing choices, service model, workshop plans, and outreach efforts to the campus and the Charleston community. Gain insights and ideas! Woodall discusses how the SU Libraries integrated virtual reality (VR) into its makerspace with an HTC Vive and offers suggestions for those looking to offer this exciting new technology to their own patrons. Whether you already have a makerspace or you are just starting to think about creating one, he gives you the tools you need to decide whether VR equipment will work for your space, what policies you should have to ensure your users and equipment stay safe, and how to set everything up so that it works reliably. You also hear about what didn’t work for the SU Libraries MakerLab, so you can avoid the same mistakes!

C205: School Library: Platform for Making & Creating

4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Mark Roquet, Librarian and History Teacher, Seven Hills School, Walnut Creek, Calif.
Douglas Uhlmann, Head, John F. Gummere Library, William Penn Charter School

Many school libraries are interested in making the shift from passively providing reading and research material to actively facilitating in STEM skills development and student creativity. These efforts involve everything from traditional arts and crafts to programming, robotics, and 3D printing. Roquet explains how his K–8 library launched a successful makerspace program that looks beyond buzzy educational toys and acts as a platform to support all kinds of student creativity and production using physical and digital media. This program seeks to support individual student interests while building skill sets that support 21st-century literacies and engaged citizenship— not just skills that lead to jobs in the technology sector. Uhlmann discusses the process of needs assessment, program planning, purchasing equipment, reconfiguring a space, and program rollout and promotion for a digital memory lab makerspace in a school library environment.

Track D - Systems & Operations

This track begins with a look at library service platforms and automation trends. It looks at linked data, avoiding getting hacked, improving internet access, and making interfaces more intuitive.

Moderator: Richard P. Hulser, Chief Librarian and Curator, Research Library and Archives, Research & Collections, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

D201: Library Services Platforms & Automation Perceptions

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Marshall Breeding, Independent Consultant, Library Technology Guides

Breeding coined the term “library services platforms” to describe the new genre of products for the management of library collections and operations, which differ substantially from the long-standing category of integrated library systems. This session includes an updated view of the characteristics of library services platforms, how they differ from ILS, as well as the status of the current products and projects. It discusses hybrid models and those that partially incorporate the characteristics. Breeding shares his insights as to whether library services platforms have lived up to their promises. In addition, he shares results of his international survey highlighting library satisfaction with current automation systems and tracks trends such as interest in open source products and interest in moving to competing products.

D202: Linked Data Reality Check

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Andrew K Pace, Executive Director, Networked Library Services, OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.

Many libraries have been following Linked Data on the Gartner curve, from “hype” to the “trough of disillusionment.” What comes next? Join our expert as he tries to take things (not strings!) up the “slope of enlightenment.” If you’re not familiar with Linked Data, get a quick primer, view of the landscape and ideas for future application. And if you are familiar, then separate myth from reality, hear the latest triumphs and pitfalls faced by research libraries such as the LD4L (Linked Data For Libraries) and OCLC Research.

Lunch Break

12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

D203: Privacy, the Dark Web, & Hacker Devices

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Brian Pichman, Director of Strategic Innovation, Evolve Project

Pichman walks through the tools that help provide anonymity and some ways to help mitigate the ease of being tracked. He goes beyond private VPNs and Tor Browsing to provide other tips and tricks. He gives an overview of some of the common devices, either hardware- or software-based, that are used by the Dark Side, and some easy-to-use defenses that you and your users can employ to protect yourselves from these attack vectors. Think of it as a Defense Against the Dark Arts class!

Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

D204: Improving Internet Access in U.S. Libraries

3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
James Werle, Director, Internet2 K20 Initiative, Internet2
Carson Block, Library IT Consultant, Carson Block Consulting Inc.
Joyce Johnston, English Professor, George Mason University

While much worthy attention has been paid to improving “last-mile” connectivity for rural and tribal libraries, it’s the last 100 meters (the network inside the building) that is often overlooked and in need of improvement. The IMLS-funded Toward Gigabit Libraries project aims to address that problem through a self-service toolkit suitable for even the most novice of library workers. In straightforward, easy-to-understand language, the toolkit is designed to take lay people through technical concepts and tasks to create a Broadband Improvement Plan for each library. Fresh from the overwhelmingly successful pilot implementation of the toolkit in Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, Washington, Alaska, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut, Werle and Carson share the results of the pilot, lessons learned, and how this free toolkit applies to libraries of all types and sizes. Johnston discusses how, between May and July 2017, 10.6 million Americans commented favorably on equal access to online information, yet the FCC is seriously considering revoking the 2015 act that protects it. She explains that the ALA has pointed out that readers with internet access only through dial-up services or through community resources are most at risk of receiving limited and/or biased information, as are schools and other nonprofits with limited budgets. If wealthy companies can pay to have their electronic content delivered first and fastest, then nonprofits, new authors, minorities, and public interest groups may lose their ability to reach citizens nationwide. Get some ideas and strategies for how librarians can promote access to all information, not just content that makes money.

D205: SimpleE App: Implementing an Intuitive Interface

4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Christine Peterson, E-book Program Manager, Amigos Library Services
Michael Blackwell, Director, St. Mary’s County Library

The SimplyE app provides an intuitive interface for public library patrons, creating a union catalog across major ebook aggregators, while hiding the aggravation of DRM behind a simple library card log in. An open source project, many organizations have worked with its primary developer, New York Public Library, to develop and implement this solution. Join two of the implementers as they discuss the app’s functionality, the implementation process, lessons learned, and the status of each of their projects.

Track E - Internet@Schools

For Day 2, K–12-focused Internet@Schools track, the focus is on information literacy, search, curation, metrics, infographics and personas.

Moderator: Carolyn Foote, Librarian/ District Librarian, Westlake High School/ Eanes ISD

E201: Radical Information Literacy in School Libraries

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Mark Roquet, Librarian and History Teacher, Seven Hills School, Walnut Creek, Calif.

School librarianship has seen renewed interest as a potential corrective to “fake news” and other recent (real and perceived) information literacy failures. The internet has weakened traditional journalism; altered the economics of academic publishing and content production; created new networks of bigotry and disinformation; and, at least in theory, empowered young people around the world with immediate access to information and new tools to share their own knowledge and identities. But by largely hewing to traditional notions of bias, authority, and the nature of academic and civic engagement, school librarians may have reinforced existing inequalities and made themselves less relevant in the world our students will face. Can we transform information literacy instruction to help create the world we want to live in? Join us to discuss disturbing the comfortable, what these changes might look like, and how we can implement them in school libraries.

E202: Ten (Or So) Secret Strategies for Serious Searchers

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Dr. Joyce Valenza, Assistant Professor, Master of Information Program, Rutgers SC&I
Dr. Brenda Boyer, Information & Technology Resources Dept. Leader, Kutztown Area School District Brenda Boyer Learning Design, LLC, Capella University

Beyond Google tricks, Valenza and Boyer share strategies for transforming students (high school, college, and graduate) into thoughtful, playful, and creative researchers. Abraham Maslow tells us: “If the only tool you have is a hammer, treat everything as if it were a nail.” By promoting skills and naming and visualizing classic strategies, students address threshold concepts and assemble a toolkit—understanding when they need a hammer and when a wrench works best. Incorporating ACRL’s frame “Searching as Strategic Exploration,” and AASL’s Shared Foundation of Inquiry, speakers explore search as creative problem-solving and share strategies for moving novice searchers towards agility and expertise.

Lunch Break

12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

E203: Personas & Jobs to Be Done

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Deirdre Costello, Director, UX Research, EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO’s User Research team often builds tools based on their research to communicate with stakeholders and development teams. Recently, they’ve worked on a set of K–12 personas, as well as a tool getting more and more attention in the field of user experience. Get an in-depth look at the personas and new tools designed for them.

Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

E204: Metrics That Matter: Using Infographics to Advocate

3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Bobbi Tu, Library Media Specialist, Churchill Junior High, East Brunswick, N.J.
Jennifer Foung, Library Media Specialist, Churchill Junior High, East Brunswick, N.J.

How can media specialists best demonstrate their value to administrators and the community? Even the most supportive administrators may not have the time, inclination, or proper understanding of the many facets of a media center to fully appreciate what a well-functioning school library media center can bring to the school community. Speakers focus on how to effectively advocate for the school library media center by selecting meaningful metrics and chunking that data into palatable bites using infographics. Best practices, tips and tricks for creating successful infographics for advocacy are shared. The effective use of infographics in the classroom are also presented as a means to address visual literacy in a digital world.

E205: Curation Strategies: Behind the Scenes

4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Gary Price, Co-Founder, INFODocket & FullTextReports

We most often use the web at the time of need and spend little time building or curating collections from the multitude of open web resources. Building a collection allows us to share potentially useful resources with users. What sources are we missing and how can we find them? Our expert not only shares some of the tools he uses each day to compile INFOdocket but describes the mindset needed to become an open web collector and curator, as well as strategies and tools for keeping track of what you are curating.

Library Leaders Summit

Moderator: Rebecca Jones, Director Branch & Neighbourhood Services, Brampton Library Dysart & Jones Associates

Technology & the Future

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Leif Pedersen, Executive Vice President of Product, Innovative

The panel shares their insights about the future and discusses the key areas libraries should be focusing on. The session includes an interactive discussion with the audience. Bring your tech concerns and discuss them with colleagues and experts.

Prickly Topics

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

This session looks at the elephants on the table and other prickly topics that we like to avoid facing and, therefore, solving. Be ready to have an honest conversation and feel uncomfortable, but get some insights for addressing tough issues and decisions.

Lunch & One-on-One With Morning Keynote

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Jeanne Holm, Senior Technology Advisor to the Mayor, Deputy CIO at City of Los Angeles, Information Technology Agency, City of Los Angeles UCLA, In Unison, Open Data Collaboratives, International Academy of Astronautics

Change Management

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Michael Edson, Co-founder, Associate Director, Head of Digital, The Museum for the United Nations – UN Live
Mary Lee Kennedy, Principal, The Kennedy Group

Change is hard—how can we do it better? Learn from longtime practitioners in museums and libraries as well as the tech industries as they share models, strategies and recommendations for creating dynamic organizations that can deal with, and master, change. Be inspired and take home solid ideas for moving your organization forward and engaging its community.

Coffee with Summit Colleagues

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Distinctive Positioning for the Future

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This session looks at how libraries can distinguish themselves from other communities, activities, and services; how they can partner with some of those other community groups and still keep their distinctiveness, and more. Think about where the learning commons ends and the library starts and how they interact; where the museum ends and the library starts; how public libraries can share programs with the zoo; how academic libraries can draw their non-academic communities in for support; and more.

Wrap-Up

4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Wednesday Evening Session

Facts in the Digital Age: Coping in an Era of Total Noise!

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Lee Rainie, Director, Internet, Science and Technology Research, Pew Research Center Author of the book "Networked: The New Social Operating System"
Speaker TBD, The Washington Post, member of Santa Clara University’s Trust Project
Peter Raymond, Director, The New Bureau

Over the years, Pew Research has consistently indicated that Americans trust libraries and librarians. In today’s digital environment, high-quality journalism can be difficult to distinguish from promotional content or even fakery. Santa Clara University’s Trust Project explores how journalism can stand out from the chaotic crowd and signal its trustworthiness. The project crafts tangible digital strategies to fulfill journalism’s basic pledge: to serve society with a truthful, intelligent and comprehensive account of ideas and events. New technology, particularly artificial intelligence, is also making it difficult to determine facts and cope in this era of total noise. Our speakers address these areas and definitely give you lots to think about and address!



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