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(via Jodie Borgerding, Amigos Library Services)

We anticipate over 260 ACRL members will be attending their first ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. We’d like to help our first-time attendees make the most of their conference experience.

Experienced conference-goers attending ALA Annual 2018 are invited to be a buddy for a first-time ACRL attendee by providing advice and guidance before or during the conference. It’s easy — you don’t have to have all the answers, just be willing to help a newbie out. If you’ve ever been to an ALA Annual conference before and are willing to commit some time to helping a new person navigate the conference and learn more about ACRL, that’s all it takes

You may want to meet up at the ACRL 101 on Saturday, June 23, from 8:30-10:00 a.m. at the Marriott Convention Center in room Blaine-Kern A-D (a great start for newbies, and refresher for veterans), the Exhibit Opening Reception on Friday, June 22, from 5:30-7:00 p.m., or meet for coffee. You might meet up with your buddy just once, or a few times throughout the conference. The intent is primarily for helping orient the new person to the event and helping them feel comfortable (we were all new once!).

It’s easy to sign up!  Just go here. Read new attendee profiles, and click “sign up” to be a buddy to that person. The deadline to sign up is June 20.

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(via Kim Copenhaver, Eckerd College)

Ready to climb the leadership ladder within ALA? Interested in increasing your involvement with the Association? Not sure where to start?

Embark on the path to leadership as an ALA or Council Committee Intern. Join ALA’s Training, Orientation & Leadership Development Committee (TOLD) to learn more about the application process, expectations and benefits of participation. Members of the ALA TOLD Committee, current Interns and Intern program alumni will share their experiences, application tips and more at the Your path to ALA leadership! ALA & Council Intern Discussion Group at 2018 ALA Annual.

9-10 a.m.Sunday, June 24

Morial Convention Center, Rm 210

Sign-up for this session on the 2018 Annual Conference Scheduler at ALA & Council Intern Discussion Group.

Follow TOLD on Twitter here.

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(via David Ward, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Come join the RUSA RSS Research and Statistics Committee for a lively presentation of exciting new research in the field of reference services.  Our presenters, selected using a blind review process, will discuss findings from their current original research projects. The Reference Research Forum continues to be one of the most popular and valuable programs during the ALA Annual Conference.

The event will take place on Sunday, June 25, from 10:30 to 11:30 AM, in MCP
W180. To register for the Forum, visit the ALA Annual Program.

New Discoveries in Reference: The 24th Annual Reference Research Forum
Saturday, June 23rd
2:30pm-3:30pm
Morial Convention Center Room 289

“Reframing Reference through Participatory Visual Methods”
Eamon Tewell, Reference & Instruction Librarian, Long Island University, Brooklyn

How can academic librarians improve reference services for marginalized students? How can research into these questions center students’ ideas and lived experiences? This study uses Photovoice, a participatory method that combines photography, interviews, and discussion to create change regarding an issue. Attendees will gain insight into how 11 students from historically marginalized backgrounds seek information in their everyday activities, and learn about students’ recommendations and potential implications for the development and redesign of reference services.​

“Reference on Demand: Testing an ‘Uber Reference’ Service in an Academic Library”
Brian D. Moss, Reference Services Manager, University of Kansas Libraries

In an effort to overcome students’ reluctance to approach library staff, we have begun testing an “Uber reference” model that allows patrons to summon library staff to group study areas within the library. This presentation will present the findings of a pilot study within a large academic library, examining the effectiveness of this on-demand reference service. The presentation will conclude with suggestions for how other libraries can implement their own on-demand reference services, drawing upon the lessons learned through this pilot study.

“You Didn’t Say ‘Hola’: What Happens When the Reference Script Is Altered”
Julie Marie Frye, Education Library Head, Indiana University
Maria Hasler Barker, Assistant Professor, Sam Houston State University

Grounded in a Critical Theory framework (Habermas, 1984), we used conversation analysis (Schegloff, 2007) to examine 20 hours of digitally-recorded reference desk activity at a public library in a US-Mexico border city. This study contributes to an understanding of how the reference initiation type can affect the efficiency and effectiveness of bilingual transactions. Our findings illuminate cross-cultural communicative differences for scholars and practitioners who seek to improve bilingual patron comfort in libraries.

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(via Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Come share your thoughts and experiences with privacy and analytics at the Privacy Social Hour on June 24 during ALA Annual in New Orleans.

Scott Young (Montana State University) and Lisa Hinchliffe (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) are hosting this community engagement event as a part of the IMLS-funded National Forum on Web Privacy and Web Analytics. This project aims to critically address library values and practices related to third-party tracking on the web. We want to hear from you to learn how we can achieve privacy in the age of analytics.

Please RSVP here by Friday, June 22.

Sunday, June 24, 4-5pm
Rebellion Bar & Urban Kitchen

748 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130

(5 blocks from the convention center)

We hope to see you in New Orleans!

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(via Laine Thielstrom, Colby College)

ALA Annual in New Orleans is right around the corner. Don’t miss these great ALA Video Round Table programs running June 23rd-25th!

21st Century Collection Development Strategies for Media

Saturday, June 23, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM   

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Room 278

Are you involved in media collection development in your library? Join us as a panel of librarians representing both academic and public libraries discuss the unique film-to-library user ecosystem and its import for collection development and services. Specific topics addressed will include collaborative approaches to building effective streaming video collections, such as developing relationships with multiple vendors to license streaming video content, educating library users about relevant format and licensing options, collaborating with institutional diversity initiatives, and implementing streaming video initiatives at branch or satellite locations.

NEW! Streaming Video Open Forum

Saturday, June 23, 4 PM – 5 PM   

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Room 298

Large-scale streaming video platforms are making more video content directly available to our users than ever before.  How do librarians plan for and navigate issues of funding and access in a seemingly ever-expanding sea of offerings?  Topics include: funding models, implications for immediate and long-term access, the effect of large-scale streaming collections on independent distributors, and opportunities for collaboration.  Moderated by Gisèle Tanasse, Film & Media Services Librarian, University of California, Berkeley.

Empowering Youth through Video Storytelling

Saturday, June 23, 10:30AM – 11:30AM

Hilton New Orleans Riverside Fulton

NOVAC has been teaching young people to tell their stories through video since the 1970s. Currently, NOVAC leads programs in partnership with public libraries that allow children and teens to connect and learn from professional filmmakers. Every summer their highly successful workshop culminate in a family-friendly red carpet event celebrating the success of program participants. Join us to discuss what makes this library program so successful and meet some of the people involved in making it happen as well as participants. Moderated by Erin Miller, Head, Media Library, University of North Texas.

The State of Independent Filmmaking in New Orleans

NEW! Featured speakers

Sunday, June 24, 10:30AM – 11:30AM

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Room 213

Join VRT and representatives from the New Orleans Film Society to discuss the state of independent film making in New Orleans. Hear directly from local filmmakers featured in the Now Showing @ALA film series, including: Zandashé Brown (Dir. Summer 16), Victoria Greene, (Dir. Forgotten Bayou: Life on the Sinkhole), Zibby Jahns (Artist/Costume Designer featured in The Exceptionally Extraordinary Emporium), Cam-Thanh Tran (Assistant Director, Tulane Center for Studies of Displaced Populations featured in Echoes of Vietnam), and Fallon Young (Exec. Dir., New Orleans Film Society).  Moderated by Michele McKenzie, Immediate Past Chair VRT, Media Librarian, City College of San Francisco.

Multimedia Discussion Group

Sunday, June 24, 2:30PM – 3:30PM

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Room 296
The Multimedia Production Discussion Group serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas on supporting media production in multi-type libraries. Topic coverage is diverse, including the equipment, computing and on demand support for audio/video creation to 3D printing, Virtual Reality and related technologies often associated with the makerspace movement.  Moderated by Scott Spicer, Media Outreach and Learning Spaces Librarian, University of Minnesota.

VRT Membership and Executive Board Meeting

Monday, June 25, 8:30PM – 12:30PM

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Room 296
Please join the Video Round Table’s (VRT) Executive Officers and Board in this open business meeting and learn how you can become involved! VRT members and nonmembers are both welcome.  Moderated by Andrew Horbal, VRT Chair.

Now Showing @ ALA

The Now Showing @ ALA Film Program offers a variety of films and documentaries throughout the conference from Saturday through Monday. Several of these films are being screened in conjunction with the panel of representatives from the New Orleans Films Society and local filmmakers (Sunday, June 24 from 10:30am-11:30am).

Sunday, June 24

Forgotten Bayou — 8:00am-9:15am, Theater C

On August 3, 2012 a sinkhole swallowed a swath of swamps in Bayou Corne, Louisiana. Residents were left with an impossible choice: start their lives over elsewhere, or stay and face the risks. This film is being screened in conjunction with the panel discussion on Sunday, June 24 from 10:30am – 11:30am featuring the director, Victoria Greene.

Echoes of Vietnam — 9:15am-9:45am

A group of Vietnamese refugees from New Orleans find an unlikely source of strength after traumatic events like post-war relocation and Hurricane Katrina.  This film is being screened in conjunction with the panel discussion on Sunday, June 24 from 10:30am – 11:30am featuring Cam-Thanh Tran, Assistant Director, Tulane Center for Studies of Displaced Populations.

The Exceptionally Extraordinary Emporium — 9:45am-10:05am, Theater C

A celebratory look at the cherished tradition of costuming during Mardi Gras in New Orleans and the place where it all begins–Jefferson Variety, a family-owned local fabric and craft store. This film is being screened in conjunction with the panel discussion on Sunday, June 24 from 10:30am – 11:30am featuring artist and costume designer, Zibby Jahns.

Summer16 — 10:10am-10:30am, Theater C

A look at the Baton Rouge flooding of 2016 and the incidents of police brutality in Louisiana that created an intense summer in 2016 for Louisiana residents.  This film is being screened in conjunction with the panel discussion on Sunday, June 24 from 10:30am – 11:30am featuring the director, Zandashé Brown.

Jackson — 10:30am-12pm, Theater C

Wrought with the racial and religious undertones of the Deep South, the lives of two women are deeply affected by the director of the local pro-life crisis pregnancy center and the movement she represents.

Monday, June 25

Kedi — 2:30pm-4:00pm

Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Recipient of the “Dewey the Cat’s favorite” honorable mention for Video Round Table’s Notable Videos for Adults list in 2018, Kedi is noteworthy for being an purely entertaining and absolutely adorable documentary.

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago, on behalf of Rachel Minkin, Michigan State University)

We anticipate over 260 ACRL members will be attending their first ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. We’d like to help our first-time attendees make the most of their conference experience.

Experienced conference goers attending ALA Annual 2018 are invited to be a buddy for a first-time ACRL attendee by providing advice and guidance before or during the conference. It’s easy — you don’t have to have all the answers, just be willing to help a newbie out. If you’ve ever been to an ALA Annual conference before and are willing to commit some time to helping a new person navigate the conference and learn more about ACRL, that’s all it takes You may want to meet up at the ACRL 101 on Saturday, June 23, from 8:30-10:00 a.m. at the Marriott Convention Center in room Blaine-Kern A-D (a great start for newbies, and refresher for veterans), the Exhibit Opening Reception on Friday, June 22, from 5:30-7:00 p.m., or meet for coffee. You might meet up with your buddy just once, or a few times throughout the conference. The intent is primarily for helping orient the new person to the event and helping them feel comfortable (we were all new once!).

It’s easy to sign up! Just go here. Read new attendee profiles, and click “sign up” to be a buddy to that person. The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, June 20.

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(via Sheila Stoeckel, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

The ACRL Student Learning & Information Literacy Committee has two events open to all ALA Annual attendees:

SLILC Discussion Forum: Where Do We Stand? The Accreditation Process and the Library
Saturday, June 23, 10:30-11:30 AM
Morial Convention Center, Rm 218-219
Accreditation is an issue that affects all librarians at all higher education institutions, whether or not the librarian is a direct participant in their institution’s accreditation process. This discussion forum will address the issue of accreditation from a variety of different perspectives. Following a brief presentation on the instances of information literacy in the different accreditation bodies, participants will engage in a variety of group activities on the topic of accreditation and the library’s participation or lack of it. Attendees of this workshop could have no, little, or extensive experience with accreditation.

SLILC Discussion Forum: ACRL Striking the Match for Inspired Teaching
Sunday, June 24, 10:30-11:30 AM
Sheraton New Orleans, Bayside C
Inspiration can happen during a conversation, when reading, and even at a conference! Join this panel presentation to hear about ACRL programs that inspire educational innovation for hundreds of library instruction teachers every year. The panel will discuss examples of inspiration fostered by the ACRL Immersion Program, Intersections of Scholarly Communication & Information Literacy Roadshow, and Engaging with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Workshop.
Panelists:
John Cosgrove, Immersion Program
Lindsay Matts-Benson, Engaging with ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Workshop
Emma Molls, Intersections of Scholarly Communication & Information Literacy Roadshow
Sheila Stoeckel, Student Learning & Information Literacy Committee (Moderator)

More information on ALA Annual sessions is available here.

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(via Chris Miller, Cornell University)

Once again, the University Library Section (ULS) Membership Committee is providing the “On-the-Fly” mentoring service during the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. The service allows a mentee to talk with a mentor for a twenty minute session, on a drop-in basis. At Midwinter 2018, we had a great turnout of people wanting to be mentored but only a few mentors. Please consider sharing your time and expertise!

Based in the Placement Center of the Ernest R. Morial Convention Center, mentoring will be available on:

Saturday, June 23rd from 9:00 a.m. to noon

Sunday, June 24th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

If you have an hour to spare, please sign up now!

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UIUC’s Dr. Clara M. Chu Wins 2018 Beta Phi Mu Award

(via Annie Zeidman-Karpinski, University of Oregon)

It is with great pleasure that we can make the following announcement: Dr. Clara M. Chu, Mortenson Distinguished Professor and director of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs at the University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign, and an affiliated faculty at The iSchool of Illinois, has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the American Library Association’s Beta Phi Mu Award. This award is given in recognition of the achievement of a library school faculty member or another individual for distinguished service to education for librarianship. This annual award, which consists of $1,000 and a citation of achievement, is sponsored by the Beta Phi Mu International Library Science Honor Society.

The jury acknowledged that her work is notable for extending beyond the classroom, and most recently in support of Southeast Asian refugees. Her background in language, literature, and psychology has helped support the local, national, and international community. Her transnational, ethnic minority and multilingual background has been especially important to her students as they develop their own courses of study and research. She has been the recipient of many awards, but her greatest reward comes from the respect and appreciation she has earned from her students, colleagues, and community members as well as her commitment to being an encouraging educator.

More information about Dr. Chu and her accomplishments is available here.

For those attending, The Beta Phi Mu Award will be presented on Sunday, June 24, 2018, at the American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans.

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(via Dawn Behrend, Lenoir-Rhyne University)

Are you planning to attend your first ALA Annual Conference? First-time attendees are invited to sign up for a conference buddy who can guide you through selecting conference sessions, navigating conference venues, and answer any other questions you might have. This is a great way to learn about ACRL and expand your professional network!

How much time are we talking? It’s up to you. We suggest the buddy/mentor make the first contact after initially signing up and go from there. You may want to meet up at the ACRL 101 on Saturday, June 23, from 8:30-10:00 a.m. at the Marriott Convention Center in room Blaine-Kern A-D (a great start for newbies, and refresher for veterans), the Exhibit Opening Reception on Friday, June 22, from 5:30-7:00 p.m., or meet for coffee. You might meet up with your buddy just once, or a few times throughout the conference. The intent is primarily for helping orient the new person to the event and helping them feel comfortable (we were all new once!).

Interested? Sign up now! The deadline is Wednesday, June 13.

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