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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 New Orleans, LA, June 21-26, 2018. Events are presented in chronological order after the Highlights.

Highlights

Visit the Library of Congress Pavilion #2941 at Ernest M. Morial Convention Center External (900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130)

  • Friday, June 22: 5:30-7:00pm (ribbon-cutting and opening reception)
  • Saturday, June 23: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday, June 24: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Monday, June 25: 9:00am - 2:00pm

Bruce Johnson of the Library of Congress Policy and Standards Division is the recipient of the ALCTS Margaret Mann Citation for 2018. He will receive the award at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony, Saturday, June 23, 5:30-7:30 pm, Hilton New Orleans Riverside-Jefferson Room.  

THURSDAY, June 21, 2018

Program for Cooperative Cataloging, Steering Committee (Closed meeting). June 21, 2:00-5:00 pm, Morial Convention Center-Room 212. From LC: Judith Cannan, Les Hawkins, Paul Frank, Manon Théroux, Beacher Wiggins.

OCLC/Big Heads meeting. Thursday, June 21, 6:30-8:30 pm, Hilton New Orleans Riverside-River Room. From LC: Beacher Wiggins. (Closed meeting.)

FRIDAY, June 22, 2018

Program for Cooperative Cataloging SACO Workshop, “Proposing New and Revised Classification Numbers”. June 22, 9:00 am-4:30 pm., location at Tulane University. Instructor: Janis L. Young, with Paul Frank assisting. Registration required.

GODORT 101: Introduction to the Government Documents Round Table. June 22, 2:30-3:30 pm, Morial Convention Center -Rm. 223. From LC: Rick Fitzgerald.  He will also attend other GODORT meetings. 

Program for Cooperative Cataloging “PCC Program Training”. June 22, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm, Morial Convention Center-Room 209. From LC: Judith Cannan, Les Hawkins, Manon Théroux. (Open meeting.)

ALA Opening Session. June 22, 4:00-5:30 pm, Morial Convention Center-Hall F.  Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden will moderate a conversation with former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama.  Doors open at 2:00 pm. Please note: Only small backpacks and purses will be allowed in the room.  Complimentary baggage check will be available. All attendees must have an appropriate badge for the session.

SATURDAY, June 23, 2018

Program for Cooperative Cataloging Standing Committee on Training. June 23, 8:30-10:00 am, Marriott at the Convention Center-Tchoupitoulas Room. From :C: Paul Frank, Judith Cannan (Closed meeting.)

MARC Advisory Committee (MAC). June 23, 8:30-10:00 am, Hilton New Orleans Riverside-Commerce Room.  From LC: Sally McCallum, Jodi Williamschen, John Zagas. (Continues on June 25.)  

ALCTS Preservation Administration Interest Group (PAIG), June 23, 8:30-11:30 am, Morial Convention Center-Rm. 206. Update on Library of Congress’s preservation efforts and services: Jacob Nadal. Update on Response and Salvage Efforts in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria: Jeanne Drewes.

ALCTS CMS Chief Collection Development Officers of Large Research Libraries Interest Group.  June 23, 8:30-11:30 am, Morial Convention Center-Rm. 335-336. LC report: Joe Puccio.  

CIP Advisory Group. June 23, 10:30-11:30 am, Morial Convention Center-Room 223. Chair: Caroline Saccucci. Also from LC: Karl Debus-López.

MAGIRT (Map and Geospatial Information Round Table). All Committees meeting. June 23, 10:30-11:30 am, Morial Convention Center-Rm. 203.  MAGIRT vice chair and cataloging editor of “base line”: Tammy Wong. Chair of Cataloging and Classification Committee: Iris Taylor. LC report: Min Zhang.   

ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging of Children’s Materials Committee Program.ABC’s of Cataloging & Discovery for School Librarians”. June 23, 10:30-11:30, Morial Convention Center-Rm. 283. Presenter: Trina Soderquist.

FAFLRT (Federal and Armed Forces Librarians Round Table) Program,Building Your Brand in a Landscape of Budget Cuts and Library Closures”.  June 23, 2:30-3:30 pm, Morial Convention Center-Rm. 345. Past president and moderator: Karl Debus-López.

ALA Council/Executive Board/Membership Information Meeting. June 23, 3:00-4:30 pm, Morial Convention Center-La Nouvelle Orleans Ballrm. C. Executive Board and Council member: Julius Jefferson.

ALCTS Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group.  June 23, 4:00-5:00 pm, Ernest Morial Convention Center—Rm. 398.  From LC: Susan Morris.

ALCTS Committee on Cataloging: Asian and African Materials, with the Africana Librarians Council and the CORMOSEA Subcommittee on Collection Development.  Program, “New Directions in Non-Latin Access,” June 24, 4:00-5:00 pm, Morial Convention Center-Rm. 285. Speaker from LC: Randall Barry.  

ALCTS Awards Ceremony. June 23, 5:30-7:30 pm, Hilton New Orleans Riverside-Jefferson Room.  Recipient of the ALCTS Margaret Mann Citation: Bruce Johnson.

SUNDAY, June 24, 2018

MAGIRT Cataloging and Classification Committee and Cataloging Cartographic Resources Interest Group joint meeting. June 24, 8:30-10:00 am, Morial Convention Center-Rm. 203. From LC: Iris Taylor, Tammy Wong, Min Zhang.

ALA Council I. June 24, 8:30-11:00 am, Morial Convention Center-La Nouvelle Orleans Ballrm. C. Council members from LC: Julius Jefferson, Muzhgan Nazarova, Joan Weeks. Continues June 25.

ALCTS CaMMS Committee on Cataloging: Asian and African Materials. June 24, 8:30-11:30 am, Morial Convention Center-Rm. 271-273. LC report: Jessalyn Zoom.

ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging of Children’s Materials Committee. June 24, 8:30-11:30 am, Morial Convention Center-Rm. 271-273.  LC report: Stacey Devine.  Committee member: Trina Soderquist. Presentation on using genre-form terms in cataloging children’s materials: Janis L. Young.

ALCTS SAC (Subject Access Committee). June 24, 8:30-11:30 am, Hilton New Orleans Riverside-Churchill C. LC report: Janis L. Young.

Auditorium Speaker Series: "The Librarian and the Archivist," Carla Hayden and David S. Ferriero. June 24, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, Morial Convention Center, New Orleans Theater B.

LC BIBFRAME Update Forum. June 24, 10:30 am-12:00 pm, Morial Convention Center -Rm. 260-262. From LC: Sally McCallum, Susan Morris, Beacher Wiggins, Jodi Williamschen, others.

Program for Cooperative Cataloging Standing Committee on Standards. June 24, 12:00-2:00 pm, Hilton New Orleans Riverside-Chequers Room. LC liaison: Kate James. Committee member: Manon Théroux. (Closed meeting.)

MAGIRT Executive Board. June 24, 1:00-3:30 pm, Morial Convention Center-Rm. 220. Vice chair: Tammy Wong. Chair of Cataloging and Classification Committee: Iris Taylor. 

ALCTS/LITA Authority Control Interest Group (ACIG). June 24, 1:00-3:30 pm, Morial Convention Center-Rm. 201-202. LC report: Janis L. Young.  

ALCTS PARS Forum, “Documenting OUR History through Storytelling,” June 24, 4:00-5:00 pm, Morial Convention Center-Rm. 290. Speaker from LC on “Preserving OUR History”: Jeanne Drewes. 

Program for Cooperative Cataloging PCC At-Large Meeting. June 24, 2:30-3:30 pm, Morial Convention Center-Rm. 275-277. From LC: Judith Cannan, Paul Frank, Les Hawkins, Manon Théroux.

MARC Advisory Committee (MAC).  June 24, 2:30-5:00 pm, Hilton New Orleans Riverside-Commerce Room.  From LC: Sally McCallum, Jodi Williamschen, John Zagas.  (Continued from June 23.)

Program for Cooperative Cataloging PCC Participants’ Meeting. June 24, 4:00-5:30 pm, Location: Morial Convention Center, Room 275/277. From LC: Judith Cannan, Paul Frank, Les Hawkins, Manon Théroux, Beacher Wiggins.

FAFLRT/ASCLA Joint Leadership Meeting. June 24, 4:00-5:30 pm, Morial Convention Center-Rm. 271-273. Past president of FAFLRT: Karl Debus-López.  Discussion of forthcoming merger of FAFLRT and ASCLA. (Open meeting.)

MONDAY, June 25, 2018

ALA Council II. June 25, 8:30-11:30 am, Morial Convention Center-La Nouvelle Orleans Ballrm. C. Council members from LC: Julius Jefferson, Muzhgan Nazarova, Joan Weeks. Continued from June 24; continues June 26.

ALCTS Publisher/Vendor/Library Relations Interest Group. June 25, 9:00-10:00 am, Morial Convention Center-Rm. 281-282. Introduction of speaker on ISSN Portal: Karl Debus-López.

ALCTS CaMMS Heads of Cataloging Departments Interest Group. June 25, 9:00-10:00 a.m., Morial Convention Center-Rms. 279-280. Program co-chair: Angela Kinney.

TUESDAY, June 26, 2018

ALA Council III. June 26, 7:45-8:45 am, Morial Convention Center-La Nouvelle Orleans Ballrm. C. Council members from LC: Julius Jefferson, Muzhgan Nazarova, Joan Weeks. Continued from June 25.

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