Submit Your Conference Program Proposal

Libraries of all types foster diversity, engage community, and champion social justice. The 2017 ILA Conference, Rise Up!, is a chance for us to come together and share our ideas to better our communities, our institutions, and ourselves. How are you making a difference? What are you doing to improve your library and uplift your patrons? Tell us about it. Illinois libraries of all sizes and types make big impacts on their unique communities. Our conference should represent diversity throughout our state and we especially encourage submissions from typically underrepresented perspectives.

The deadline for submission is Friday, March 24. 

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LACONI Technical Services Section Acquisitions Round Up

When:           Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Time:            10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where:          Tinley Park Public Library

Schedule:
9:30-9:50 a.m.                Registration and Refreshments
9:50-10:00 a.m.              Business meeting
10:00 a.m.-3:00 pm.       Program (includes lunch break)                                                            A tour of the Technical Services Department will be offered.

It’s all about Acquisitions! Join us for a day with representatives from Children’s Plus, Midwest Tape, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram. They will give presentations on their online ordering systems, demonstrate how Technical Services and Acquisitions may benefit from their services, and answer your questions!

Please note that there is a registration fee which includes lunch: Members $30.00; Non-members $40.00. Cancellations with refunds are possible up to a week before the program.

Attendees must register through EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/technical-services-section-acquisitions-round-up-tickets-28362756769

 

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LACONI Technical Services Section Basic Cataloging Boot Camp

LACONI Technical Services Section Basic Cataloging Boot Camp

When:           September 16, 2016
Time:            9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where:          Bloomingdale Public Library

Schedule:
9:30-9:50 a.m.                Registration and Refreshments
9:50-10:00 a.m.              Business meeting
10:00 a.m.-4:00 pm.       Program (includes lunch break)

Resource Description and Access (RDA) is the new cataloging standard that has replaced the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd edition (AACR2). This workshop for new catalogers and para-professionals will focus on what RDA records look like in the catalog and the key ways they differ from AACR2 records.  Since the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) is the underlying conceptual model of RDA, we will explore the FRBR entities and why FRBR is an important part of understanding the evolution of the library catalog.  We will also cover how to encode RDA using the Machine-Readable Cataloging (MARC) standard.

Instructor: Karen Snow, Associate Professor and Ph.D. program director in the Graduate School of Library & Information Science at Dominican University.

Please note that there is a registration fee which includes lunch: Members $30.00; Non-members $40.00. Cancellations with refunds are possible up to a week before the program.

Attendees must register through Eventbritehttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/technical-services-section-basic-cataloging-boot-camp-tickets-27007247404

 

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BIBFRAME program at the American Association of Law Libraries Conference

You’ve heard the theory, now see BIBFRAME and linked data in action! Register for Linked Data and BIBFRAME in Action: From Theory to Practice to hear an LC expert describe LC’s BIBFRAME cataloging pilot project; a speaker from the Denver Public Library discuss that library’s experience as the first library to translate MARC data into BIBFRAME; and a Harvard librarian describe linked data initiatives, such as Linked Data for Libraries (LD4L) and OCLC’s Linked Data pilot project. Finally, spend time discussing these projects and their impact on the future of libraries with small groups of colleagues in the audience.

When: Saturday, July 16, 2016, 1:30-5:00pm
Where: Hyatt-Columbus

Separate registration fee: $140 for AALL members, $210 for nonmembers; advance registration by June 20 required—attendance is limited.

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LACONI Technical Services Section Cataloging AV Boot Camp

When:          Thursday, May 12, 2016
Time:            9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where:         Schaumburg Township District Library

Schedule:
9:15-9:25 a.m.                Registration and Refreshments
9:25-9:30 a.m.               Business meeting
9:30 a.m.-3:30 pm.       Program (includes lunch break)
A tour of the Technical Services Department will be offered.

A refresher workshop in cataloging AV, this program will focus on the nuts and bolts of cataloging DVDs, Blu-Rays, music and spoken word, and video games in MARC following RDA principles. This program will include an in-depth discussion of the MARC tags and subfields for AV materials.

Speaker: Bobby Bothmann, Professor of Metadata & Emerging Technologies Librarian at Minnesota State University, Mankato and an adjunct lecturer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2012 recipient of the Nancy B. Olson Award from OLAC. He assisted Ms. Olson in the re-write of Cataloging of Audiovisual Materials and Other Special Materials for its fifth edition and is currently working on an RDA companion to the fifth edition.

Please note that there is a registration fee which includes lunch: Members $30.00; Non-members $40.00.

Cancellations with refunds are possible up to a week before the program.

Attendees must register through EventBritehttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/technical-services-section-cataloging-boot-camp-for-av-tickets-24351098792

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LACONI Technical Services Section Cataloging Boot Camp for Books

Cataloging Boot Camp for Books

When:           February 19, 2016
Time:            9:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where:          St. Charles Public Library

Schedule:
9:15-9:25 a.m.                Registration and Refreshments
9:25-9:30 a.m.               Business meeting
9:30 a.m.-3:00 pm.      Program (includes lunch break)
A tour of the Technical Services Department will be offered.

A refresher workshop in cataloging books, this workshop will focus on the nuts and bolts of cataloging books in MARC following RDA principles. This program will include an in-depth discussion of the MARC tags and subfields for books.

Speaker: Chris Oliver, Head of Resource Description and Metadata Services at the University of Ottawa Library.

Please note that there is a registration fee which includes lunch: Members $30.00; Non-members $40.00.

Due to space limitations we are asking for a two person per library limit on registrations. Cancellations with refunds are possible up to a week before the program.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE is February 10, 2016. If you have any questions about program registration please contact Amy Weiss, phone (630) 487-2547 / email: aweiss@woodridgelibrary.org / fax (630) 964-0787

Attendees must register through Eventbrite.

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ILA Annual 2015 Meeting Notes

Resources & Technical Services Forum (RTSF)
ILA Annual Meeting Notes
Friday, Oct. 23, 2015

  1. New ILA Website
    Members were encouraged to complete their profiles and add a photo on the new ILA.org website.
  1. ILA Knowledge Exchange
    Members were given an introduction to the new ILA Knowledge Exchange (KE) and encouraged to use the site.  The Knowledge Exchange is a new area of the ILA website where users can ask for advice, share an event, share a document, or share an update.  Each entry can be searched for later and tagged.

    Finding the KE:
    –>ila.org –>Connect –>Share on the Knowledge Exchange –>Login

    During our discussions of the KE, we talked about ILA RTSF current websites and they include:

    (1) WordPress Blog
    (2) ILA RTSF page (ILA.org > About > Forums > RTSF)

    Question: Should we phase out the WordPress site and move to the ILA.org RTSF page? Yes, with time.  Presently, the RTSF ILA site doesn’t have all of the functionality we have with our WordPress Blog.  Members need the ability to comment on posts and currently only the Forum Manager is able to add new posts to the page.

    Suggestions for ILA.org

  • Add email notification system to the KE.  When members add something to the KE, enable members to opt-in for email alerts.
  • Make the KE visible to members without requiring login

Suggestions for ILA RTSF page

  • Give members the ability to comment on posts
  • Enable more members to post items to the page

3.) Brainstorm ideas for programs for next year

A. Technical Services Networking session with topic tables
-Collection Development
-Cataloging
-E-resources
-Proposal is already written (contact: Brooke Sievers@ Addison)

B. Right-sizing your collection: include the full life-cycle of the process from collection development, weeding, statistics and procedure and vendors on “how to get rid of items the right way” (Discover books, Better World Books, Boys & Girls Club, what if your library doesn’t have space to store discards?)

C. How does collection development move from buying books to build a collection to curating a collection? Or, are both of these the same?  How do you adjust your collection development polices to reflect how collection development practices are changing?

D. Best practices for re-writing policies.
-ILL
-Collection development

E. Technical Services staff working the reference desk… How does cataloging knowledge help enrich the experience of covering the desk? (contact: Bill Schultzjr @ EIU has presented on this topic in the past)

F. Unique things that libraries are doing with spaces and collections. How has what your library has begun collecting and your use of space changed recently?  And, how have these new collections and space changes meant for Technical Services?

G. RDA deadlines have come and gone… What are libraries doing with MARC records? Are you following RDA?  What does all this mean for Linked Data or Bib Frame? (contact: Erica Laughlin, RSA is working with SirsiDynix on Blue Cloud Linked Data integration)

4.) Forum manager for next year: July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017
Tim Longo
Evanston Public Library
tlongo@cityofevanston.org

5.) TBS, Inc. ILA Technical Services Award
Members were encouraged submit nominations for the TBS, Inc. ILA Technical Services Award which is awarded each year at ILA.

Volunteers for the Award Committee were solicited: chair & three members

Chair
Judy Nuernberger
Head of Technical Services
Vernon Area Public Library District
jnuernberger@vapld.info

Members
Laura McGrath
Manager of Access Services
Skokie Public Library
lmcgrath@skokielibrary.info

Robert Moffett
Director of Technical Services
Gail Borden Public Library
rmoffett@gailborden.info

Jennifer M. Baugh
Assistant Director & Cataloger
clarkjml2@gmail.com

Alternate
Amy Weiss
Head of Technical Services
Woodridge Public Library
aweiss@woodridgelibrary.org

Any questions?

-Robert Moffett
rmoffett@gailborden.info

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