Monday, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
E-Books: How Do You Know It Was Worth It?
- Collection Management & Technical Services; Collection Development Models of ebook collection analysis continue to evolve. This program will provide a discussion of the different measures available to evaluate usage of ebooks as well as anticipated improvements desired to measure and evaluate the library’s investment in ebooks.
Speakers: Terry Kirchner, Westchester Library System, Director; Christopher
Warnock, Ebrary, CEO & CTO; Tom Wright, Brigham Young University, Collection
Development Coordinator/Chair of Materials Acquisitions.
I hope to get some advice on which e-book reader to choose. I myself have a Kendel and a Booke but I’am not convinces that either of them are the future.
Monday 10.30-12.00 a.m.
Got Data? New Roles for Libraries in Shaping 21st
- Research in the Information Age is driven by digital data. Libraries are emerging as critical partners in the curation, access, use, re-use, and preservation of research data. Digital stewardship, and the requisite cyber-infrastructure, economic models, and policies required to administer and protect research data, present both new opportunities and challenges for 21st century libraries. In this talk, we describe the emerging role for Libraries as stewards of valued digital research collections.
Speakers: Francine Berman, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Vice President
And I hope to go to:
- Top Library Building Trends
A panel of architects, librarians and consultants will provide an overview of new and exciting ideas in planning public and academic library facilities. Topics will include the rethinking of spaces for services, new building design, and other “must have” items to keep your library up-to-date. Each panelist will provide a brief presentation with slides. The entire panel will then field questions from the audience.
Speakers: Kimberly Bolan Cullin, Providence Associates LLC, Indianapolis,
IN; Joan Frye Williams, Sacramento, CA, Library Consultant and Futurist;
Barbara Norland, District of Columbia Public Library, Senior Librarian, Building
Projects; Jeffrey Scherer, Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd. Architects,
Architect; Richard Sweeney, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University
I will finish the day by the International Librarians Reception
- International Librarians Reception
Please join the International Relations Round Table (IRRT) in welcoming and celebrating with librarians from more than 80 countries at the ALA Annual Conference. The International Librarians Reception will be held at the Library of Congress, Great Hall. Open to all conference attendees, this reception offers a unique opportunity to network with hundreds of information professionals from around the world. Join us for a mixing of culture and ideas, regional cuisine, hors d’oeuvres and open bar
Tomorrow is the Closing Session
- Amy Sedaris
Tuesday, June 29, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Amy Sedaris is the author of the New York Times bestseller, I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence. Her newest book is Simple Times which demonstrates that crafting is one of life’s more pleasurable and constructive leisure activities, Sedaris shows that anyone with a couple of hours to kill and access to pipe cleaners can join the elite society of crafters. She has appeared in several movies and television shows, and, with Paul Dinello and Stephen Colbert, is a co-author of the novel Wigfield. She also co-wrote Strangers with Candy, the hit show on Comedy Central. She lives in Manhattan with her pet rabbit, Dusty.Amy Sedaris will be signing immediately following the session outside the auditorium.
And the end of the conference is a Inaugural Banquet
- Inaugural Banquet
Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Join us in celebrating the inauguration of Roberta Stevens as she assumes the role of the new American Library Association President. The night will also recognize the incoming Divisional presidents and new board members. Dinner and entertainment will round out the evening.
Speakers: Camila Alire, Current American Library Association President; Roberta
Stevens, Incoming American Library Association President