Library of Congress employees will speak or otherwise represent the Library at the following events during the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 24-28, 2014. Events are presented in chronological order.

Visit the Library of Congress Exhibit Booth #925 at Pennsylvania Convention Center,1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. The Library of Congress’s booth manager is Isabella Marqués de Castilla. Exhibit booth hours are:

  • Friday, January 24: 5:30-7:30pm (ribbon-cutting at 5:15pm)
  • Saturday/Sunday, January 25/26: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Monday, January 27: 9:00am-2:00pm

THURSDAY, January 23

Program for Cooperative Cataloging Steering Committee. Jan. 23, 2:00-5:00 pm, Pennsylvania Convention Center-Rm. 302. From LC: Judith Cannan, Les Hawkins, Beacher Wiggins. (Closed meeting.)

National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) Regional Meeting. Jan. 23, 5:30-7:00 pm, Library Company of Philadelphia. Presenting NDSA 2014 national agenda: Abbey Potter.

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FRIDAY, January 24

ALCTS Technical Services Directors of Large Research Libraries (“Big Heads”). Jan. 24, 8:30-11:30 am, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown-Franklin11/12. LC representative: Beacher Wiggins.

Unconference. Jan. 24, 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Pennsylvania Convention Center-103A. Speaker on Viewshare: Abbey Potter.

OCLC Research Library Partners Metadata Managers Focus Group. Jan. 24, 1:30-3:30 pm, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown-Franklin 01. LC report: Beacher Wiggins. (Closed meeting.)

ARL (Association of Research Libraries) Assessment Forum and Survey Coordinators Meeting. Jan. 24, 1:30 to 5:00 pm, Philadelphia Four Seasons-Washington Room. ARL survey coordinator for LC: Susan Morris.

Program for Cooperative Cataloging PCC Trainers. Jan. 24, 2:30-4:00 pm, Pennsylvania Convention Center-Rm. 202B. From LC: Judith Cannan, Ana Cristán. (Closed meeting.)

ALA International Relations Committee. Jan. 24, 2:30-4:00 pm, Pennsylvania Convention Center-110B. Member from LC: Joan Weeks. Continues on Jan. 27.

OLAC (Online Audiovisual Catalogers, Inc.) Cataloging Policy Committee Meeting. Jan. 24, 7:30-9:30 pm, Pennsylvania Convention Center-110A. Update  on Genre-Form: Janis L. Young.

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SATURDAY, January 25

OCLC Dewey Update Breakfast and ALCTS Public Libraries Technical Services Interest Group, Jan. 25, 7:00-10:00 am, Pennsylvania Convention Center-120C. From LC: Julianne Beall, Caroline Saccucci.

ALCTS CaMMS (Cataloging and Metadata Management Section) Copy Cataloging Interest Group. Jan. 25, 8:30-10:00 am, Pennsylvania Convention Center-117. Chair and LC report: Angela Kinney.

MARC Advisory Committee. Jan. 25, 8:30-10:00 am, Pennsylvania Convention Center-115C. From LC: Kevin Ford, Sally McCallum, John Zagas; liaison for ISSN Review Group: Regina Romano Reynolds. Continues Jan. 26.

RUSA (Reference and User Services Association) Professional Development Committee. Jan. 25, 8:30-10:00 am, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown-Franklin 10.  Member: Donna Scanlon.

RUSA STARS (Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section) Codes, Guidelines, and Technical Standards Committee. Jan. 25, 8:30-10:00 am, Pennsylvania Convention Center-120B. LC liaison: Candice Townsend.

ACRL AFAS (Association of College and Research Libraries, African American Studies Librarians Section) Executive Committee. Jan. 25, 8:30-10:00 am, Loews Philadelphia Hotel-Roberts Boardrm. Section secretary: Lavonda Broadnax.

ALCTS CaMMS (Cataloging and Metadata Management Section) SAC (Subject Access Committee) Subcommittee on Genre/Form for LCGFT Literature Terms. Jan. 25, 8:30-10:00 am, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown-Rm. 404. LC liaison: Janis L. Young.

ALCTS Chief Collection Development Officers of Large Research Libraries Interest Group. Jan. 25, 8:30-11:30 am, Doubletree-Ormandy Ballrm. Representing LC: Roberta I. Shaffer.

ALCTS PARS Preservation Administrators Interest Group. Jan. 25, 8:30-11:30 am, Pennsylvania Convention Center-103B. LC report: Jeanne Drewes.

RUSA MARS Planning Committee. 8:30-10:00 am and Executive Committee Meeting I (10-11:30am). Jan. 25, 8:30-11:30 am in total, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown-Rm. 415. Members from LC: Carolyn Larson, Donna Scanlon.

REFORMA All-Committee Meeting I. Jan. 25, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, Loews Philadelphia Hotel-Congress B. From LC: Ana Cristán.

ALCTS Continuing Resources Standards Forum. Jan. 25, 10:30-11:30 am, Pennsylvania Convention Center-117.  ISSN Center report, including the Center’s responses to “predatory publishers”: Regina Romano Reynolds.

ALA Committee on Chapter Relations I. Jan. 25, 1:00-2:30 pm, Pennsylvania Convention Center-115A. RUSA liaison: Carolyn Larson. Continues on Jan. 27.

ALCTS CaMMS CC:DA (Cataloging and Metadata Management Section, Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access). Jan. 25, 1:00-5:30 pm, Doubletree-Ormandy Ballrm. LC report: Dave Reser.  (Continues Jan. 27, 8:30-11:30 am, same room).

ALCTS CaMMS (Cataloging and Metadata Management Section) SAC (Subject Access Committee) Subcommittee on Genre/Form Implementation. Jan. 25, 1:00-5:30 pm, Doubletree-Aria. LC liaison: Janis L. Young. Meeting continues on Jan. 27.

ACRL AFAS (Association of College and Research Libraries, African American Studies Librarians Section) General Membership Meeting. Jan. 25, 1:30-3:00 pm, Loews Philadelphia Hotel-Washington B. Section secretary: Lavonda Broadnax.

ALCTS Continuing Resources Section.  Holdings Information Forum. Jan. 25, 3:00-4:00 pm, Pennsylvania Convention Center-203B.  Speaker on BIBFRAME and Holdings: Rebecca Guenther.

RUSA MARS Virtual Reference Discussion Group. Jan. 25, 4:30-5:30 pm, Pennsylvania Convention Center-105B.  From LC: Donna Scanlon.

ALCTS CaMMS Committee on Cataloging: Asian and African Materials. Jan. 25, 4:30-5:30 pm, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown-302. LC report: Bruce Johnson. Dewey report: Julianne Beall.

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SUNDAY, January 26

ALA ALCTS/MAGIRT (Maps and Geospatial Information Round Table) Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group. Jan. 26, 8:30-10:00 am, Pennsylvania Convention Center-104A. Report on genre/form development: Janis L. Young. Also from LC: Tammy Wong (recorder), Min Zhang.

ALCTS PARS (Preservation and Reformatting Section) Digital Preservation Interest Group. Jan. 26, 8:30-10:00 am, Pennsylvania Convention Center-203B. Speakers: 10 National Digital Stewardship Residents, with George Coulbourne, Kristopher Nelson, Abbey Potter.

ALA Council I. Jan. 26, 8:30-11:00 am, Pennsylvania Convention Center-Grand Ballrm. B. Council member: Joan Weeks. Continues on Jan. 27 and 28.

CONSER/BIBCO/NACO/SACO At-Large Meetings. Jan. 26, 8:30-11:30 am, Pennsylvania Convention Center-113C. CONSER-at-Large: 8:30-9:15 am. Includes ISSN report by Regina Romano Reynolds. NACO-at-Large: 9:15-9:50 am. BIBCO-at-Large: 10:00-10:40 am. SACO-at-Large: 10:40-11:30 am. CONSER Coordinator: Les Hawkins. Leading NACO-at-Large: Paul Frank. Leading BIBCO-at-Large: Jessalyn Zoom. Leading SACO-at-Large: Paul Frank, Janis L. Young. Also from LC: Judith Cannan, Ana Cristán, Hien Nguyen.

ALCTS Subject Analysis Committee (SAC). Jan. 26, 8:30-11:30 am, Doubletree-Ormandy Ballrm. LC report: Janis L. Young. LC Dewey Section liaison: Caroline Saccucci. Dewey editorial report: Julianne Beall. (Continues Jan. 27.)

ALA International Relations Round Table Executive Committee. Jan. 26, 8:30-11:30 am, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown-408. Member and Webmaster: Joan Weeks.

ALCTS PARS (Preservation and Reformatting Section) Promoting Preservation Interest Group. Jan. 26, 10:30-11:30 am, Pennsylvania Convention Center-203A.  Presenting a personal archiving case study: Abbey Potter.

LITA Top Technology Trends Discussion Session. Jan. 26, 10:30-11:30 am, Pennsylvania Convention Center-204A. Speaker from LC: Leslie Johnston.

LC Bibliographic Framework Initiative Update Forum. Jan. 26, 10:30 am-12:00 pm, Pennsylvania Convention Center-114 (Lecture Hall). Introduction: Roberta I. Shaffer. Speaker from LC: Sally McCallum. Also from LC: Kevin Ford, Susan Morris, Dave Reser, Beacher Wiggins.

ALCTS CaMMS (Cataloging and Metadata Management Section) Cataloging of Children's Materials Committee. Jan. 26, 1:00-2:30 pm, Pennsylvania Convention Center-112A. Chair: Linda Geisler.

ALCTS CaMMS (Cataloging and Metadata Management Section)/PCC (Program for Cooperative Cataloging) Committee on Education Training Materials. Jan. 26, 1:00-2:30 pm, Pennsylvania Convention Center-303AB. LC liaisons: Judith Cannan, Paul Frank.

NISO (National Information Standards Organization) Annual Meeting and Standards Update.  Jan. 26, 1:00-2:30 pm, Pennsylvania Convention Center-118C. Speaker from LC on “Protocol for Exchanging Serial Content”: Leslie Johnston. 

ALCTS Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS) Forum.  Jan. 26, 1:00-2:30 pm, Pennsylvania Convention Center-121B.  Speaker on “MARC Tags to BIBFRAME Vocabulary”: Sally McCallum.

ALCTS All-Committee Meeting.  Jan. 26, 1:00-5:30 pm, Pennsylvania Convention Center-113AB. Member of Planning Committee: Bruce Johnson.

Authority Control Interest Group.  Jan. 26, 1:00-5:30 pm, Pennsylvania Convention Center-121C.  Speaker on BIBFRAME Authorities: Kevin Ford.  LC update: Janis L. Young.

ALA MAGIRT (Maps and Geospatial Information Round Table) Executive Board. Jan. 26, 1:30-4:00 pm, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown-402. Cataloging editor of MAGIRT “base line”: Tammy Wong.

MARC Advisory Committee. Jan. 26, 3:00-4:00 pm and 4:30-5:30 pm, Pennsylvania Convention Center-115C. From LC: Kevin Ford, Sally McCallum, John Zagas; liaison for ISSN Review Group: Regina Romano Reynolds. Continued from Jan. 25.

PCC Participants Discussion Group. Jan. 26, 4:30-6:00 pm, Pennsylvania Convention Center-Rm. 120A. From LC: Judith Cannan, Ana Cristan, Paul Frank, Les Hawkins, Beacher Wiggins.

RUSA Midwinter Book & Media Awards Reception. Jan. 26, 5:00-6:30 pm, Sheraton City Center-Liberty Ballrm. A. Co-chair and presenter of the MARS Best Free Reference Websites recognition: Donna Scanlon.

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MONDAY, January 27

ALCTS CaMMS (Cataloging and Metadata Management Section) SAC (Subject Access Committee) Subcommittee on Genre-Form Implementation. Jan. 27, 8:30-10:00 am, Pennsylvania Convention Center-Rm. 109A. LC liaison: Janis L. Young. Continued from Jan. 25.

ALA Council II. Jan. 27, 10:00 am-12:15 pm, Pennsylvania Convention Center-Grand Ballrm. B. Council member: Joan Weeks. Continued from Jan. 26; continues on Jan. 28.

ALA International Relations Committee. Jan. 27, 1:00-2:30 pm, Pennsylvania Convention Center-119B. Member from LC: Joan Weeks. Continued from Jan. 24.

ALA Committee on Chapter Relations II. Jan. 27, 1:00-2:30 pm, Pennsylvania Convention Center-116. RUSA liaison: Carolyn Larson. Continued from Jan. 25.

ALCTS Continuing Resources Cataloging Forum. Jan. 27, 1:00-2:30 pm, Pennsylvania Convention Center-113C.  ISSN update: Regina Romano Reynolds.

ALCTS Subject Analysis Committee (SAC). Jan. 27, 1:00-5:30 pm, Doubletree-Ormandy Ballrm. LC report: Janis L. Young. Dewey report: Julianne Beall.  (Continued from Jan. 26.)

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TUESDAY, January 28

ALA Council III. Jan. 28, 9:00 am-12:30 pm, Pennsylvania Convention Center-Grand Ballrm. B. Council member: Joan Weeks. Continued from Jan. 27.

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