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LC Staff at ALA Meetings

Library of Congress employees will speak or otherwise represent the Library at the following events during the American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago, Ill., June 22-27, 2017. Events are presented in chronological order after the Highlights.

Highlights

The Library of Congress Exhibit Pavilion is no. 1819 at McCormick Place Convention Center External (2301 S. King Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616). The Library’s Pavilion manager is Michelle Spezzacatena. Exhibit hours are:

  • Friday, June 23: 5:30-7:00 pm; ribbon-cutting and opening reception
  • Saturday, June 24: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday, June 25: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Monday, June 26: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress, is the recipient of the Melvil Dewey Medal for 2017. She will be presented with the Medal at the ALA Awards Presentation, Sunday, June 25, 3:00-3:30 pm, McCormick Place West-W375b/Skyline.

Jeanne Drewes is the recipient of the 2017 Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award from ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services. She will be presented with the award at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony, Saturday, June 24, 5:30-7:30 pm, Hilton-International South.

Anne Harrison is the recipient of the 2017 FAFLRT (Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table) Achievement Award. She will receive the award in absentia.  

Donna Brearcliffe, electronic resources coordinator at LC, is past chair of the RUSA Emerging Technologies in Reference Section (ETS) and ETS representative to the RUSA Nominating and Organization and Planning committees.  She will attend many RUSA and ETS committee meetings that are not included in this listing. 

Karl Debus-López, Chief, U.S. Programs, Law, and Literature Division, is President of the Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table (FAFLRT). He will attend FAFLRT events at ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

THURSDAY, June 22, 2017

Program for Cooperative Cataloging. PCC Steering Committee. June 22, 2:00-5:00 pm, McCormick Place West-W472. From LC: Judith Cannan, Paul Frank, Les Hawkins, Hien Nguyen, Manon Théroux. (Closed meeting.)

FRIDAY, June 23, 2017

ALA Executive Board Meeting I. June 23, 8:30-11:30 am, Hyatt Regency McCormick-Hyde Park-CC 11AB.  Member: Julius Jefferson. Continues June 26.

MAGIRT Preconference Workshop, Applying “Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Cartographic).” June 23, 9:00 am-1:00 pm, McCormick Place West-W176b. Coordinator: Iris Taylor. Presenter: Manon Théroux. (Ticketed event.)

ALCTS Technical Services Directors of Large Research Libraries (“Big Heads”). June 23, 8:30-11:30 am, Palmer House-Adams. LC representative: Beacher Wiggins.

NISO-BISG (National Information Standards Organization-Book Industry Study Group) Changing Standards Landscape: Delivering the Integrated Information Experience. June 23, 12:00-4:00 pm, McCormick Place West W183b.  Attending from LC: Karl Debus-López, Caroline Saccucci, Camilla Williams.

OCLC Research Library Partners Metadata Managers Focus Group. June 23, 2:00-4:00 pm, Hyatt Regency McCormick-Regency Ballroom B. From LC: Beacher Wiggins. (Closed meeting.)

Program for Cooperative Cataloging. PCC Training Open Meeting. June 23, 2:30-4:00 pm, McCormick Place West-W181b.  From LC: Judith Cannan, Paul Frank, Les Hawkins, Hien Nguyen, Manon Théroux.

Online Audiovisual Catalogers Inc. (OLAC) Cataloging Policy Committee.  June 23, 7:30-9:30 pm, Hyatt Regency Chicago-Skyway 260. LC report: Janis L. Young.

SATURDAY, June 24, 2017

Dewey Update Breakfast/ALCTS Public Libraries Technical Services Interest Group. June 24, 7:00-10:00 am, Hyatt Regency McCormick- Prairie Room. From LC: Caroline Saccucci, Chris Crawford.

Program for Cooperative Cataloging. PCC Standing Committee on Training. June 24, 8:30-10:00 am, Palmer House Hilton-Clark 03. From LC: Paul Frank. (Closed meeting.)

MARC Advisory Committee. June 24, 8:30-10:00 am, McCormick Place West-W471a. LC Rep.: Sally McCallum. Also from LC: John Zagas, Regina Romano Reynolds. Continues on June 25.  

RUSA STARS (Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources) Outreach and Promotion Committee.  Part of RUSA All-Committee Meeting. June 24, 8:30-10:00 am, McCormick Place West-W196b. Member: Candice Townsend.

ALCTS Chief Collection Development Officers of Large Research Libraries Interest Group. June 24, 8:30-11:30 am, Palmer House Hilton-Adams. LC representative: Joe Puccio.

ALCTS PARS Preservation Administrators Interest Group. June 24, 8:30-11:30 am, Hilton Chicago-Williford B. LC report: Jeanne Drewes.

ASCLA/FAFLRT Joint Awards Ceremony. June 24, 10:00-11:30 am, Hilton Chicago- Williford C. President of FAFLRT: Karl Debus-López.  Recipient in absentia of FAFLRT Achievement Award: Anne Harrison.  

CIP Advisory Group. June 24, 10:30-11:30 am, McCormick Place West-W471b. Chair: Caroline Saccucci. Also from LC: Chris Crawford, Camilla Williams. 

OCLC Linked Data Roundtable. “Stories from the Front.” June 24, 10:30-11:30 am, McCormick Place West-W913. Speaker from LC: Jodi Williamschen.

RUSA STARS Interlibrary Loan Discussion Group. June 24, 10:30-11:30 am, McCormick Place West-W187a. From LC: Candice Townsend.

ALCTS CaMMS (Cataloging and Metadata Management Section) SAC (Subject Access Committee) Subcommittee on Genre/Form Implementation. June 24, 1:00-4:00 pm, Palmer House-Clark 03. Member from LC: Janis L. Young.

SUNDAY, June 25, 2017

ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging of Children’s Materials Committee. June 25, 8:30-10:00 am, McCormick Place West-W190b.  Report on LC CIP and Dewey programs: Caroline Saccucci.

ALCTS CaMMS Committee on Cataloging: Asian and African Materials. June 25, 8:30-10:00 am, McCormick Place West-W190b. LC report: Bruce Johnson. 

ALA ALCTS/MAGIRT (Maps and Geospatial Information Round Table) Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group. June 25, 8:30-10:00 am, Palmer House Hilton-Burnham 4. Chair: Iris Taylor. Others from LC: Paulette Hasier, Tammy Wong, Min Zhang. MAGIRT Cataloging and Classification Committee follows at 10:30 am. 

ALCTS Continuing Resources Section Cataloging and Standards Forum. The Once and Future ISSN.” June 25, 8:30-10:00 am, McCormick Place-S101.  Presenter on revision of ISO 3297, the ISSN standard: Regina Romano Reynolds.

ALA Council I. June 25, 8:30-11:00 am, McCormick Place West-W375e/Skyline. Councilors from LC: Christopher Corrigan, Julius Jefferson, Muzhgan Nazarova, Joan Weeks. Continues June 26.

ALCTS CaMMS Subject Analysis Committee SAC I. June 25, 8:30-11:30 am, Palmer House Hilton-Adams. Report of the LC CIP/Dewey Section: Caroline Saccucci. LC liaison: Janis L. Young.

LC BIBFRAME Update Forum. June 25, 10:30-11:30 am, McCormick Place-S104. Speakers from LC: Beacher Wiggins, Sally McCallum. Also attending: Susan Morris. 

MAGIRT Cataloging and Classification Committee. June 25, 10:30-11:30 am, Palmer House Hilton-Burnham 4. From LC: Paulette Hasier, Iris Taylor, Tammy Wong, Min Zhang.

Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table (FAFLRT) Membership and Board Meeting. June 25, 1:00-2:30, McCormick Place West-W186b. FAFLRT president: Karl Debus-López.

ALCTS Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group. June 25, 1:00-2:30 pm, McCormick Place West-W190b.  Leader of roundtable discussion, “Crowdsourcing for technical services projects”: Regina Romano Reynolds.

ALCTS Acquisitions Managers and Vendors Interest Group. June 25, 1:00-2:30 pm, McCormick Place West-W187b.  Panel session, “Negotiation between Libraries and Vendors: Practices and Strategies.” Chair and panel moderator: Linda Geisler.

Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table (FAFLRT). Board meeting. June 25, 1:00-2:30 pm, McCormick Place West-W186b.  FAFLRT president: Karl Debus-López.

CAMMS/LITA/ALCTS Authority Control Interest Group. June 25, 1:00-3:00 pm, Hilton Chicago-Continental B. Speaking on LC projects: Janis L. Young.

Program for Cooperative Cataloging. PCC Standing Committee on Standards. June 25, 1:00-3:00 pm, Hyatt Regency McCormick-Huron Room. Committee member from LC: Manon Théroux. LC liaison to the committee: Kate James.

Program for Cooperative Cataloging. PCC At-Large Meeting. June 25, 3:00-4:00 pm, McCormick Place-S102.  From LC: Judith Cannan, Paul Frank, Les Hawkins, Hien Nguyen, Manon Théroux.

ALA International Relations Committee.  Near East and South Asia Program, “Building Global Knowledge through Collaboration the Middle East and South Asia Digitization Projects.” June 25, 3:00-4:00 pm, McCormick Place West-W185a. Speaker: Joan Weeks.

MARC Advisory Committee. June 25, 3:00-4:00 and 4:30-5:30 pm, McCormick Place West-W471a. LC Rep.: Sally McCallum. Also from LC: John Zagas, Regina Romano Reynolds. Continued from June 24.  

OCLC Resource Sharing Users Group. June 25, 4:00-5:30, McCormick Place-W196c. From LC: Candice Townsend.

Program for Cooperative Cataloging. PCC Participants’ Meeting. June 25, 4:30-5:30 pm, McCormick Place-S102. Speaking: Jodi Williamschen. From LC: Judith Cannan, Paul Frank, Les Hawkins, Susan Morris, Hien Nguyen, Manon Théroux, Beacher Wiggins.

MONDAY, June 26, 2017

International Relations Round Table. “Libraries for the Global Community: Their Sustainability and Impact (ISLD Program).” June 26, 8:30-10:00 am, McCormick Place West-W178b. Speaker: Joan Weeks.

ALA Council II. June 26, 8:30-11:00 am, McCormick Place West-W375e/Skyline. Councilors from LC: Christopher Corrigan, Julius Jefferson, Muzhgan Nazarova, Joan Weeks. Continued from June 25. Continues June 27.

ALCTS CaMMS CC:DA (Cataloging and Metadata Management Section, Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access). June 26, 8:30-11:30 am, Palmer House Hilton-Adams. LC report: Dave Reser. MAGIRT liaison: Min Zhang. Continued from June 24.

RUSA Leadership Orientation. June 26, 10:30-11:30 am, McCormick Place West-W474b.  Incoming RUSA Secretary-elect: Candice Townsend.

ALCTS Continuing Resources Cataloging Forum. June 26, 1:00-2:30 p.m., McCormick Place West-W190a. CONSER report: Les Hawkins. ISSN report: Regina Romano Reynolds.

ALA Executive Board Meeting II. June 26, 1:00-4:00 pm, Hyatt Regency McCormick-Hyde Park-CC 11AB.  Member: Julius Jefferson. Continued from June 23. Continues June 27.

TUESDAY, June 27, 2017

ALA Council III. June 27, 7:45-9:45 am, McCormick Place West-W375e/Skyline. Councilors from LC: Christopher Corrigan, Julius Jefferson, Muzhgan Nazarova, Joan Weeks. Continued from June 26.

ALA Executive Board Meeting III. June 27, 2:00-4:00 pm, Hyatt Regency McCormick-Hyde Park-CC 11AB.  Member: Julius Jefferson. Continued from June 26.

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