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My ALA 2011 Annual Schedule

This year I’m doing a core dump from the scheduler — I just don’t have time for anything else. See you there!

Happy Hour (LITA)
Friday, 06/24/2011 – 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Offsite Location – Howlin’ Wolf Den Tbl 1
(High Priority)
Social event
Here’s your chance to catch-up with your LITA friends, and maybe make some new ones. …

(Plus a Sirsi event and a dinner hosted by a friend. I suspect I will actually collapse in bed and get rested for…)
Steering Committee I (GLBT RT)
Saturday, 06/25/2011 – 8:00am – 10:00am
Convention Center – Rm 239
(High Priority)
Committee meeting
Meeting of GLBT RT Steering Committee

Presenting the transition plan for the GLBTRT bylaws changes.

OCLC Increase Your Digital Collection Visibility with WorldCat: A Roundtable for OAI-PMH Repository, Digital Collection and WorldCat Administrators
Saturday, 06/25/2011 – 10:30am – 12:00pm
Hilton Riverside – Rosedown
(Low Priority)
Join us to hear more about increasing the visibility of your library’s digital content through WorldCat using the WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway. Learn about the benefits of search engine optimization within WorldCat and your own digital repository.

OCLC Join the Revolution: Library Management at Web Scale
Saturday, 06/25/2011 – 10:30am – 12:00pm
Convention Center – Rm 269
(High Priority)
Find out how moving traditional ILS functions to the Web has positively impacted library services, improved the bottom line, and increased global library visibility and collaboration.

President’s Program: From Idea to Innovation to Implementation: How Teams Make it Happen (ACRL)
Saturday, 06/25/2011 – 10:30am – 12:00pm
Convention Center – Rm 356-357
(High Priority)
Presentation/Session, Presidents program
We all value great ideas. … Jason Young, President of LeadSmart and author of the book Culturetopia, will share his perspectives on the importance of identifying and developing the essential factors that impact performance for any team or organization: leadership principles, management practices, alignment and employee behavior.

Council Resolutions Committee (ALA)
Saturday, 06/25/2011 – 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Convention Center – La Nouvelle Orleans BR A/B
(Low Priority)
Committee meeting
This is the committee’s business meeting

Celebrating Southern Writers
Saturday, 06/25/2011 – 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Convention Center – Rm 335-336
(High Priority)
Author event, Presentation/Session, Tracked Programs
This panel will celebrate authors from the region, including Tayari Jones, John Hart, Jennifer Niven, and Pat MacEnulty The program will be moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor, Prepub Alert, Library Journal. An author signing will follow. Some books will be given away and others will be sold at a generous discount.

OCLC Perceptions of Libraries, 2010
Saturday, 06/25/2011 – 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Doubletree Hotel – Madewood
(High Priority)
In Perceptions of Libraries 2010: Context and Community, OCLC explores how changing contexts impact how people perceive and relate to libraries and information sources. Technologies and economics are vastly changed from 2005, when OCLC released the first Perceptions report. Join Cathy De Rosa for discussion of trends, perceptions and attitudes of the information consumer from this 2010 study.

Blog and Wiki Interest Group (LITA BIGWIG)
Saturday, 06/25/2011 – 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Intercontinental – Poydras
(High Priority)
Discussion/Interest group

Designing a Specialty Commons
Saturday, 06/25/2011 – 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Convention Center – Rm 243
(High Priority)
Presentation/Session, Tracked Programs
This panel will feature a discussion on space, furniture, equipment considerations in various specialty commons in three academic libraries in Michigan, North Carolina, and California. …

Standards Interest Group
Saturday, 06/25/2011 – 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Convention Center – Rm 287
(High Priority)
Discussion/Interest group
Todd Carpenter, Managing Director of NISO, will give an update on NISO activities. Jason Price, PhD, Collections and Acquisitions Services Manager at Claremont Colleges Library and Eresource Package Analyst/Consultant for the SCELC Consortium, will present on KBART.  Be sure to read Jason‚Äôs article in Serials Librarian, vol. 60 issue 1-4 (2011) entitled ‚ÄúMaking E-serials holdings data transferable: Applying the KBART recommended practice‚Äù. …

Bibliotheca Reception
Saturday, 06/25/2011 – 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Republic New Orleans, 828 South Peters
(High Priority)

HCOD Summit
Sunday, 06/26/2011 – 8:00am – 9:00am
Ruby Slipper
(High Priority)

Camino Meeting
Sunday, 06/26/2011 – 9:00am – 10:00am
Hilton New Orleans, OCLC Blue Suite
(High Priority)

Navigator User Group
Sunday, 06/26/2011 – 10:30am – 12:00pm
Hilton New Orleans, OCLC Blue Suite
(High Priority)

Council I (ALA)
Sunday, 06/26/2011 – 10:45am – 12:15pm
Convention Center – La Nouvelle Orleans BR C
(High Priority)
Governance/Membership meeting
Meeting of the ALA governing and policy making body.

Tayari Jones on the LIVE! @ your library Reading Stage
Sunday, 06/26/2011 – 11:30am – 12:00pm
Exhibit Hall – @ your library stage
(High Priority)
Author event
Tayari Jones has written for McSweeney‚Äôs, The New York Times, and The Believer. Her first novel, Leaving Atlanta, received best of the year nods from The Washington Post, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, and Creative Loafing. …

Top Technology Trends
Sunday, 06/26/2011 – 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Convention Center – Auditorium A
(High Priority)
Presentation/Session
This program features our ongoing roundtable discussion about trends and advances in library  technology by a panel of LITA technology experts. The panelists will describe changes and advances in  technology that they see having an impact on the library world, and suggest what libraries might do to  take advantage of these trends.

LITA Awards and Scholarships Presentation
Sunday, 06/26/2011 – 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Convention Center – Auditorium A Tbl 1
(High Priority)
Award presentation
Presentation of LITA Awards and Scholarships.

Building the Future:  Addressing Library Broadband Connectivity Issues in the 21st Century
Sunday, 06/26/2011 – 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Convention Center – Auditorium A
(High Priority)
Presentation/Session, Presidents program
The nation‚Äôs first National Broadband Plan was released in 2010.  Hear the inimitable Bob Bocher speak.

Social (GLBT RT)
Sunday, 06/26/2011 – 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Offsite Location – Hotel LeMarais, 717 Conti Street
(High Priority)
Social event
Social for members of the GLBT RT

Breakfast with Steve
Monday, 06/27/2011 – 9:00am – 10:00am
(High Priority)

Stonewall Book Awards Brunch (GLBT RT)
Monday, 06/27/2011 – 10:30am – 2:00pm
Loews – Louisiana I
(High Priority)
Author event, Ticketed event
Brunch in celebration of the 40th anniversary Stonewall Book Award Winners and Honor books, with keynote presentations from previous Stonewall Book Award Winners Dorothy Allison and Sarah Schulman.   Presentation of the 2011 Stonewall Awards and Honors to Brian Katcher (Almost Perfect), Barb Johnson (More of This World or Maybe Another), Tom Mendicino (Probation), James Klise (Love Drugged), Wendy Moffat (A Great Unrecorded History), Justin Spring (Secret Historian), and more.
$55.00

Next Generation Catalog Interest Group
Monday, 06/27/2011 – 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Convention Center – Rm 269
(High Priority)
Discussion/Interest group

The Ultimate Debate: “Library Web Scale Discovery Services: Paradigm Shift or More of the Same?”
Monday, 06/27/2011 – 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Convention Center – Rm 278-282
(High Priority)
Presentation/Session, Tracked Programs
Users have asked repeatedly for a more Google-like interface. etc.etc. Sponsored by LITA Internet Resources and Services Interest Group.

Battledecks 2011
Monday, 06/27/2011 – 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Convention Center – Rm 344
(High Priority)
Presentation/Session, Social event
Battledecks is not for the faint of heart. It is a nerve-wracking event where those competing must create a coherent presentation from a deck of slides that they have never seen before.  This is truly the perfect way to end your conference experience as these courageous individuals compete for the glory of being crowned the next champ.

Zoe and Thomas
Monday, 06/27/2011 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm
TBD
(High Priority)

Ladies who Brunch
Tuesday, 06/28/2011 – 9:00am – 10:00am
Hotel
(High Priority)

Tour of St. Charles Parish Library
Tuesday, 06/28/2011 – 11:00am – 2:30pm
(High Priority)

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