All Experience Levels

Home Grown: What is the Future of Locally Developed Library Systems, Software, and Hardware?

Day: 
Tuesday
Time: 
1:30pm
Room: 
Truman C
Computer: 
I will use my Windows laptop

Over the decades, librarians have ridden a love-hate roller coaster regarding locally designed, built, and maintained information systems, software, and hardware. (In a parallel universe, we have ridden an inversely similar love-hate roller coaster regarding vendor-designed, built, and maintained systems, software, and hardware.) This session will explore -- at a fairly high level, but with specific examples -- the recent past and foreseeable future of locally created stuffed used by libraries and library users.

Missouri State Library's Digital Collection of State Government Documents

Day: 
Tuesday
Time: 
10:15am
Room: 
Jefferson A
Computer: 
I can use the Podium PC (with Windows)

The Reference Services Division of the Missouri State Library is continuing to build its digital collection of state government documents. Come see what it looks like, what is in it, tips on searching, and workarounds to problems with the repository software.

High Impact Assessment: Using Focus Groups to Support Change in Your Library

Day: 
Tuesday
Time: 
11:15pm
Room: 
Jefferson B
Computer: 
I can use the Podium PC (with Windows)
Co-presenter(s): 
Lynn S. Cline, Head, Collection Development & Acquisitions, Missouri State University Libraries
Sherry Mahnken, Reference/Outreach Librarian, Missouri S&T

Focus groups—a technique often used in the for-profit world to test ideas and gather feedback from customers--have been adapted and applied at many libraries. Library customers (or users or patrons) have a lot to tell us about what we can improve to make their experience better with the library. This panel discussion features three academic libraries that held focus groups in the last year.

Making Numbers and Dates Add Up for Music Materials

Day: 
Tuesday
Time: 
2:30pm
Room: 
Jefferson C
Computer: 
I can use the Podium PC (with Windows)

This session aims to demystify the various sorts of numbers and dates associated with music materials (primarily printed music and sound recordings, but also "music-like" numbers in books). Types of numbers to be covered will include plate and publisher numbers for printed music; issue and matrix numbers for sound recordings; various sorts of standard numbers (the International Standard Music Number, the Uniform Price Code, the European Article Number); and numbers that don't matter in cataloging.

Books as social media: Using the library brand to make connections

Day: 
Tuesday
Time: 
1:30pm
Room: 
Jefferson C
Computer: 
I can use the Podium PC (with Windows)

Most people think of books when they think of libraries. Thus, books are a recognizable library brand. At Maryville University—Saint Louis, we are leveraging the library brand to promote the library and the university. The library is active in or has initiated the following programs relating to books, boosting library recognition: Hot Reads, the library book club, Maryville Reads, Maryville Talks Books, the St. Louis Speakers Series campus visits, and the all faculty book group.

The R-Squared Experience

Day: 
Tuesday
Time: 
2:30pm
Room: 
Jefferson A
Computer: 
I can use the Podium PC (with Windows)
Co-presenter(s): 
Lorraine Sandstrom, The Library Center Branch Manager, Springfield-Greene County Library District
Gay Wilson, Planning & Development Librarian, Springfield-Greene County Library District

Libraries are always striving to maintain their relevance in their community. In 2012, the R-Squared: Risk and Reward Conference sought to expand libraries' use of risk taking, creativity, and development of innovative ideas in order to reap the rewards of an engaged and stronger community. Discover methods from the Customer Curiosity and Abundant Community Experiences that may inspire you to become a more creative, innovative risk taker and enhance your library's relevance and community impact.

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Till Death Do Us Part: Staging a Murder Mystery at Your Library!

Day: 
Tuesday
Time: 
10:15am
Room: 
Truman A
Computer: 
I can use the Podium PC (with Windows)
Co-presenter(s): 
Bethany Messersmith, Information Literacy Librarian, Southwest Baptist University

Over the past year, the marketing committee at Southwest Baptist University Libraries explored ways to enhance and promote the library not only as a positive learning environment, but a space that students can utilize for a host of different pursuits and activities. Last fall we began planning for a wedding-themed murder mystery at the Harriett K. Hutchens Library. Many other libraries have done this in the past, making information literacy or new student orientations the focus of the event. Our intent was strictly to facilitate an evening of entertainment for students.

Cutting Out the Middle Man: How a Small Library Saved Money and Expanded Periodicals by Bringing Serials In-House

Day: 
Tuesday
Time: 
1:30pm
Room: 
Truman A
Computer: 
I can use the Podium PC (with Windows)

Confronted by growing enrollment, additional programs, a diminishing budget and increasing serials costs, learn how a small college library achieved the seemingly impossible allowing it to maintain its current selection of periodical titles and add others without an infusion of additional funds. Moving from jobber-based serial procurement to in-house procurement opened up nearly 15 percent of its serials budget and supported investment in growing the collection in ways that were previously unthinkable.

What’s New in Cataloging 2013: Updates from ALA Midwinter and More

Day: 
Tuesday
Time: 
10:15am
Room: 
Jefferson C
Computer: 
I can use the Podium PC (with Windows)
Co-presenter(s): 
Jackie Blonigen

Please join us to hear the latest news about cataloging from ALA Midwinter! The midwinter meeting was packed with great meetings and useful information. We will share news from CONSER/BIBCO/SACO, the Metadata Interest Group, Heads of Cataloging Interest Group, OCLC Breakfast, Authority Control Interest Group, MARC Formats Transition Interest Group, and others. In addition, the presenters will provide the usual updates concerning changes in cataloging standards, cataloging tools, and major cataloging-related agencies that have occurred in the last year.

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Stu-jitsu: The Gentle Art of Supervising Student Workers

Day: 
Tuesday
Time: 
1:30pm
Room: 
Truman B
Computer: 
I can use the Podium PC (with Windows)

The hiring, training, supervising and retention of student workers are lynchpins in the successful delivery of services in an academic library regardless of the size of the library and its parent institution. Yet how often are these student worker processes given their due attention and time? How can you optimize your efforts to make your student workers are a value added work force and not just warm bodies that get tasks done in a just acceptable fashion? How can you train your students to learn multiple technologies even as they change such as the transition from Millennium to Sierra?

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