Day 2 - Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Wednesday, Mar 27

Keynote

 

Keynote - Optimizing the Digital Sharing Economy: Closing the Divide

Wednesday, March 27: 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Our speaker focuses on digital inclusion. Her work encompasses the digital divide and she looks at how the next wave of internet innovation may make the digital divide grow larger. However, she also believes the internet can be an enabler for disadvantaged communities. Turner-Lee discusses the role of libraries in closing the digital divide and how emerging technologies are impacting them. The digital sharing economy and the availability of more robust information is affecting how libraries cater to disconnected audiences. Hear about the opportunities Turner-Lee sees for libraries at she looks at the future and what is needed to embolden community infrastructure to ensure that we leave no one behind in the digital age.

Speaker:

, Fellow, Brooking’s Center for Technology Innovation and Contributor to TechTank; Author, forthcoming book, Digitally Invisible: How the Internet Is Creating the New Underclass

 

Wednesday, Mar 27

Track A: Open Access & Collections

Moderator:
Dr. Frank Cervone, Executive Director of Information Technology, University of Illinois at Chicago
 

A201. Open Access: Latest in the Landscape

Wednesday, March 27: 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Open access may have begun because the web allowed for easy sharing, but it has evolved into a complex movement with political, social, and economic dimensions. And things are changing rapidly; nearly every week, there’s a big announcement about OA—from the University of California’s “call to action” to end the system of journal subscriptions, to the bold “Plan S” initiative out of Europe, which will require researchers to publish articles in fully OA journals or OA platforms. In this talk, MIT’s Dunn shares the latest in OA developments in the U.S. and in Europe and explores how these affect U.S. libraries and institutions.

Speaker:

, Scholarly Communications Librarian, Scholarly Communications & Collections Strategy, MIT Libraries

 

A202. Open Athens: Simplifying Authentication

Wednesday, March 27: 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

The research process is a long and tortuous road, and a complicated authentication method can throw up obstacles before the journey even begins. Presenting users with a simple, single sign-on solution for accessing library resources is therefore of critical importance. At the same time, library administrators need an authentication service which is robust, easy to manage, and, perhaps most importantly, secure. Implementing such a system can provide tangible benefits for both administrators and users and ensures users a seamless entryway into their research experience. This session explores the early stages in the path of ensuring easy, quick, and secure access to resources. Speakers discuss their user environment, evaluation process, and implementation of single sign-on authentication using OpenAthens.

Speakers:

, Head, Resource Access, James Madison University Libraries

, Research Database Coordinator, James Madison University Libraries

 

A203. R21: New Access Paradigm for Subscribed Content

Wednesday, March 27: 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Libraries, publishers, and vendors share a commitment to providing a frictionless environment for users and patrons to access content. In 2016, the International Association of STM Publishers (STM) and the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announced the Resource Access for the 21st Century initiative (RA21) to streamline the user experience for access to subscribed content outside institutional IP domains. Frequently, the user experience with IP access is not seamless due to workflow or location issues. Further, this form of authentication provides inadequate security and limits the ability of librarians and publishers to understand patterns of usage and respond with greater customization. These issues not only impact subscription content, but also delivery of greater customization around open access services. Two years on, the RA21 team is ready to unveil the results of collaboration with libraries, industry associations, publishers, and standards organizations. Hear report results including updates and developments in four key areas: pilots and what’s next, user experience (UX), input and feedback from the RA21 “Security and Privacy” report, future governance and next phase framework.

Speakers:

, RA21, UK

, Director, Access Services, Library, American University

, LibLynx

 

A204/A205. Collections: Georeferencing, Audio, Ebooks, & Tech

Wednesday, March 27: 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Through digitization, many historic map collections are now available online to the public. Georeferencing opens up these map collection even more to users, allowing users to interact with the map in GIS software. The georeferencing process takes an image of a map and embeds it with coordinate information. The process can include shifting, rotating, scaling, skewing, and in some cases warping, rubber sheeting, or orthorectifying the data. Don’t know what that means? Speakers explain how georeferencing works and how it benefits users. Learn how even beginners can use QGIS, a free open-source GIS software, to georeference historic maps. Learn also about the standardized georeferencing processes implemented at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, where many employees use ArcGIS in their daily work. NPR discusses surfacing audio content, specifically, making a recently digitized collection of 4.200 radio episodes of All Things Considered from 1971– 1983, accessible to new user groups, including historians and researchers. Untranscribed audio collections pose unique challenges to search and discovery in a text-based world. Manually assigning metadata to audio collections is time-consuming while a fully accurate (and human-edited and researched) transcript can surface the same metadata, but these transcripts can be prohibitively expensive. The third presentation focuses on ebook acquisition models as libraries continue to invest in ebooks to ensure access to content in a range of formats. Models include patron-driven acquisition, one-time purchase, focused collection subscription, or large-scale subscriptions; it is important to better understand how users engage with this content. Speakers have experimented with a range of ebook access models and through usage data provide practical insights into ebook acquisition and how access models influence use. Since academic libraries are increasingly focused on the acquisition and expansion of circulating technology collections, the last talk focuses on collection development strategies. Tech collections are often governed by auxiliary library services such as access services or IT departments, not considered as part of the general collection; technology purchases are typically made with one-time-use funds, and replacement is an adhoc process depending on budget availability; users are rarely consulted regarding new purchases; and systematic analysis of usage is lacking. As laptops, tablets, and other technologies become integral to a library’s circulated resources, the library needs to apply current and emerging collection development strategies, such as demand driven acquisition, to these collections and center users as the decision makers in technology collection growth by continually assessing users’ needs and evaluating collections based on those needs. Hear how one library is trying to unify tech purchasing with other collection management strategies and policies.

Speakers:

, Librarian, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency

, GIS Specialist, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

, Assistant Professor/Reference Librarian; Liaison for Information Literacy and Distance Learning, Delaware County Community College

, Reference Librarian, Delaware County Community College

, Reference Librarian, Delaware County Community College

, IT Analyst, Library, San Jose State University

 

A204/A205. Collections: Georeferencing, Audio, Ebooks, & Tech (continued)

Wednesday, March 27: 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

 

Wednesday, Mar 27

Track B: Operations & Systems

Moderator:
Jim Tchobanoff, President & Owner, Tchobanoff Research & Consulting
 

B201. Library Technology Update

Wednesday, March 27: 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Breeding has authored the “Library Systems Report” since 2002, which provides information and analysis regarding the strategic technology systems used by libraries for the management of their collections and automation of their operations. This presentation shares the trends in the latest 2018 report. Recent events in the library technology industry have important ramifications for libraries. Come hear an expert’s insights on these unfolding events and his perspective on how they will impact libraries.

Speaker:

, Independent Consultant, Library Technology Guides

 

B202. Linked Data in Libraries: From Prototypes to Production

Wednesday, March 27: 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Our speakers share a future vision of what linked data cataloging could mean for library workers and end users. They will provide an update on what’s happening at OCLC and with the Mellon-funded Linked Data for Production (LD4P) effort which is focusing on productionizing linked data services in libraries. They discuss OCLC’s recent experiments with linked data and Wikidata and how that work with 16 academic, research, public, and national institutions prototyped services for libraries to conduct what Kenning Arlitsch has called “new knowledge work.”

Speakers:

, Cataloging & Metadata Management Section, National Library of Medicine

, Senior Product Analyst, OCLC

 

B203. Practicing CEO Tech Perspective

Wednesday, March 27: 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Our experienced, community-focused, and forward-thinking CEO shares his tech thoughts, points out areas he’s looking at for the future of his library, and discusses areas for further attention.

Speaker:

, Chief Librarian/CEO, Hamilton Public Library

 

B204. ILS Migrations

Wednesday, March 27: 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

An ILS migration is one of the most complicated challenges a library can face, but it also provides great opportunities for evaluating library services and improving workflows. Speakers discuss a community college library’s experience migrating ILSs from a proprietary vendor to an open source solution and what lessons were learned from this transition.

Speakers:

, Web Services/Online Learning Librarian, Lehman College

, Library Associate, Hudson County Community College

, Library Technology Associate, Hudson County Community College

, Technical Services Librarian, Hudson County Community College

 

B205. Crowd-Sourced Vendor Evaluations

Wednesday, March 27: 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Our speaker shares his secrets after conducting the “International Library Automation Perceptions” survey for more than 10 years. The survey gauges library satisfaction with their current automation systems and tracks trends such as interest in open source products and moving to competitive products. Libraries often look to this survey as staff evaluate automation products. Vendors likewise use survey results as one way to gauge their customer service performance and to make any needed adjustments. Breeding relates the results of the latest edition of the survey and provides his perspective on how these results can be interpreted and utilized to make better decisions for your library.

Speaker:

, Independent Consultant, Library Technology Guides

 

Wednesday, Mar 27

Track C: Enterprise: Tools, Tech & New Roles

Moderator:
Doris Small Helfer, Engineering, Computer Science, FCS, and Social Social Sciences
 

C201. Moving to Cloud-Based Knowledge Services

Wednesday, March 27: 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Faced with continued downsizing of collection, space, and staff, it was clear that traditional library services were not being valued and a new focus was necessary for library survival. An outside assessment of the library recommended an expansion of knowledge management services but KM was not clearly defined. The speakers conducted interviews with key stakeholders and knowledge management experts within the agency and found there was a desperate need for a centralized approach to providing knowledge services and resources. We then set out to develop a cloud- based architecture that would serve as the “KM thread,” integrating the various silos of knowledge and information across the agency, engaging users and providing a platform for collaboration and information sharing. This session discusses how this organization implemented an innovative, cloud-based architecture, the benefits realized to date, and plans for future growth.

Speakers:

, Information Architect, FDA Library

, Enterprise Architect SME, e-Management Consultants, Inc.

 

C202. Presenting & Visualizing Data: SOS @ NOAA

Wednesday, March 27: 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Science on a Sphere (SOS) is a tool that was developed by NOAA to better visualize satellite and climate data in three dimensions instead of two. The NOAA Center of Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP) had an SOS installed in the fall of 2017 preceding its inaugural open house. It has become a valuable tool for presenting and visualizing data while promoting interdisciplinary communication among library users. While not a traditional setting or tool for a library, SOS has been adopted to become another library service provided to the community. There are a number of benefits and challenges of housing the SOS in a government library. This presentation focuses on how it is being used to bridge the gap of connecting NOAA scientists with the library, but also with each other and the general public.

Speaker:

, Librarian, LAC Group for the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

 

C203. ROI & Value: Measuring & Talking About What Matters!

Wednesday, March 27: 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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.

Speaker:

, Principal, Bates Information Services, Inc.

 

C204. Agile & Info Management for Success

Wednesday, March 27: 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Technological advances are creating increasingly sophisticated information for consumers and users and challenging traditional information services and management techniques. Sophisticated search engines incorporating artificial intelligence, combined with tools such as Unpaywall to efficiently find and link to free content, are enabling faster, more effective access to online content. How does the experienced information professional take advantage of this while also trying to stay relevant to senior management? Using “The Five Trademarks of Agile Organizations,” as outlined by McKinsey and Co. and others, this session shares ideas on how an information professional can integrate Agile and Scrum principals into information services management style for success.

Speaker:

, President, Richard P. Hulser Consulting

 

C205. Institutional Repository & Cultural Change

Wednesday, March 27: 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Since its beginnings, NOAA has operated under a Silos of Excellence model, where research was published on disparate platforms, including office-specific databases and program websites. But with the implementation of a White House OSTP-mandated institutional publications repository, the NOAA Central Library is playing a role in the way NOAA approaches scholarly communications that is beginning to break down silos. The NOAA IR is becoming a unified home for NOAA publications, spanning all offices and subjects with standardized metadata and linked data. This has further resulted in creating streamlined procedures within not only the library but throughout all of NOAA, and has provided renewed focus on accessibility of research results to the greater scientific community and the general public.

Speaker:

, Institutional Repository Manager, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

 

Wednesday, Mar 27

Track D: Artificial Intelligence & Libraries

Moderator:
David Lee King, Digital Services Director, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
 

D201. AI 101

Wednesday, March 27: 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Our speaker, an entrepreneur who has been working in the AI field for many years, provides an introduction to artificial intelligence— what it is, what it is not, how it fits with cognitive computing, chatbots, and machine learning. He addresses some of the current uses in libraries and other industries, as well as how libraries and information environments might use it in the future.

Speaker:

, CEO/Founder, SolveOS

 

D202. Bot Literacy: Teaching Librarians to Make Twitter Bots

Wednesday, March 27: 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

“Bot literacy,” or the ability to understand how bots work, is a useful and contemporary skill. Bots work behind the scenes of the web, from Twitter to Wikipedia to Forbes. Taking a peek beneath the hood of some bots can reveal how auto­mation is changing information production. Speakers discuss a series of workshops in which they introduced librarians to bots and coding in the context of the library. Their scaffolded code samples allowed workshop participants the opportunity to “change stuff and see what happens.” This step-by-step pedagogical approach sparked interesting discussions about how code works, and how to work with code. Come and hear how they describe these journeys toward bot literacy.

Speakers:

, Gale, a Cengage Company

, Emerging Technologies & Online Learning Librarian, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York

 

D203. Onboarding AI & Machine Learning

Wednesday, March 27: 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

What do you need to think about before bringing advanced technology into your community, library or organization? How do you introduce it to staff? Will they worry about being replaced or losing their jobs? And how do you get machines to operate at optimal efficiency? Machines need to learn to be effective, whether it’s Siri, Alexa, or Watson. And people have to adapt to the machines. Join us and learn more!

Speaker:

, Director of Strategic Innovation, Evolve Project

 

D204/D205. Robots, AI, & Challenges

Wednesday, March 27: 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Our experienced practitioners share their challenges and learnings dealing with robots and AI applications. Learn their secrets before you move ahead with your AI and robotic plans! Hear their thinking about implications for the future too.

Speakers:

, Digital Initiatives Manager, Palo Alto City Library

, Senior Librarian, Palo Alto City Library

, Manager, Roanoke County Public Library

, Library Director, Dedham Public Library

, Founder & Principal Consultant, Evenly Distributed LLC and Affiliate - MetaLab @ Harvard

 

D204/D205. Robots, AI, & Challenges (continued)

Wednesday, March 27: 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

 

Wednesday, Mar 27

Track E: Internet@Schools

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

E201. Fake News/Post Truth: News Digital Literacy in Digital World

Wednesday, March 27: 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

We are bombarded by news media in multiple formats—print, broadcast, internet, and social. The volume, velocity, and variety of information is growing exponentially. News literacy skills are essential to distinguish between fact and opinion in this ocean of data. How do you tell if a news story is true or false? If adults have trouble deciphering what is true and what is not, then how do our students fare? Moore shares teaching strategies she uses with her Digital Literacy class on critical-thinking skills for analyzing and judging the reliability of news and information, differentiating among facts, opinions and assertions in the media we consume, create and distribute.

Speaker:

, Head Librarian, Digital Literacy and 3D Design Teacher, All Saints Episcopal School, Fort Worth, Texas and University of North Texas Adjunct Professor

 

E202. Preparing Students for Academic Success: Gamified Strategy!

Wednesday, March 27: 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

School librarians strive to prepare students for academic success. But what does this look like? How do we make the leap from AASL Standards to the ACRL Frames? Our experienced speakers discuss practical and engaging strategies to differentiate and personalize learning to ensure success at the university level. To scale these practices for learner preparedness, they are using a gamified strategy to bridge the divide and are developing a 23 Things-style prototype. Get a peek and share your input—join the conversation!

Speakers:

, Information & Technology Resources Dept. Leader, Kutztown Area School District and Rutgers University

, Assistant Professor, Master of Information Program, Rutgers SC&I

 

E203. Bring the World into Your Library

Wednesday, March 27: 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Technology is a powerful tool to break down the barrier of distance. With the click of a button and an internet connection, we can bring the world into our libraries, connecting our students with others across the country and around the world. Learn about a variety of free opportunities for building connections with other teachers and students, as well as means of connecting with educational programs. Bery discusses events such as Dot Day and the Global Read Aloud and explores resources such as Google Groups, Skype a Scientist, Skype in the Classroom, Mystery Skypes, virtual field trips, as well as freemium resources such as Padlet, Seesaw, Hangouts, Skype, and Flipgrid, and explains how to facilitate their connections.

Speaker:

, Library Media Specialist, Carlisle Public School

 

E204. Munch ‘n’ Make: Uniting Students & Staff Through Experimentation & Play

Wednesday, March 27: 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Last year, Stafford High School piloted a lunch program based on the makerspace movement. We wanted to change the culture of our school by fostering a relaxed, highly inclusive library program. We felt that many of our staff and students weren’t fully aware of the range of skills, talents, and equipment we have to support them. Come see how this problem-solving program is opening up opportunities for collaboration throughout our school community and building supportive relationships.

Speakers:

, Librarian, Stafford HS

, Information Technology, Stafford HS

 

E205. Trending @ School Libraries

Wednesday, March 27: 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Our experienced and popular “Games & Gadgets” guy explores the tools, tech, gadgets and robotics that are trending for school libraries.

Speaker:

, Director of Strategic Innovation, Evolve Project

Wednesday, Mar 27

Library Leaders Summit

Moderator:
Rebecca Jones, Managing Partner, Dysart & Jones Associates
 

Keynote - Optimizing the Digital Sharing Economy: Closing the Divide

Wednesday, March 27: 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Our speaker focuses on digital inclusion. Her work encompasses the digital divide and she looks at how the next wave of internet innovation may make the digital divide grow larger. However, she also believes the internet can be an enabler for disadvantaged communities. Turner-Lee discusses the role of libraries in closing the digital divide and how emerging technologies are impacting them. The digital sharing economy and the availability of more robust information is affecting how libraries cater to disconnected audiences. Hear about the opportunities Turner-Lee sees for libraries at she looks at the future and what is needed to embolden community infrastructure to ensure that we leave no one behind in the digital age.

Speaker:

, Fellow, Brooking’s Center for Technology Innovation and Contributor to TechTank; Author, forthcoming book, Digitally Invisible: How the Internet Is Creating the New Underclass

 

Technologies: Strategic Implications

Wednesday, March 27: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

What do leaders need to have on their radar as they determine long-term and near-term decisions? This session focuses on the technologies libraries need to be considering, as well as related developments and issues facing cities, communities, campuses and organizations. What are the implications for your community or campus strategies, and, in turn, for your library’s strategies?

Speaker:

, Chief Librarian/CEO, Hamilton Public Library

 

Prickly Topics

Wednesday, March 27: 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Throughout the Summit, panelists and practitioners have been identifying issues we find “prickly” and would prefer to avoid. This is the session in which we start confronting them, beginning to scope various solutions and gaining insights for addressing tough issues and decisions.

 

Change Models

Wednesday, March 27: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Change is a constant: How can we do it better? Learn from longtime practitioners in the museum and tech industries who share models, strategies and recommendations for creating dynamic organizations that can deal with, and master, change. Be inspired and plan some solid steps for moving your organization forward and engaging its community.

Speakers:

, Co-founder, Associate Director, The Museum for the United Nations - UN Live

, Executive Director, Association of Research Libraries

 

COFFEE with Summit Colleagues

Wednesday, March 27: 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 

Distinctive Positioning for the Future

Wednesday, March 27: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This session looks at how libraries must, and can, distinguish themselves within their communities, campuses or corporations—and how they can partner with other groups yet retain their distinctiveness. We question where the learning commons ends, the library starts,, and where the museum ends and the library starts, and how they can collectively interact for their community’s benefit and their own organizational success. How does the magic happen? What is distinctive positioning? And does it matter?

Speakers:

, Professor of Practice, Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, Information School, University of Washington and Driving Force behind Dokk1, Aarhus, Denmark

, Associate University Librarian, George Washington University

, Managing Partner, Dysart & Jones Associates

 

Next Step: Complete Framework

Wednesday, March 27: 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

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