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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 Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, Washington, Jan. 24-29, 2019. Events are presented in chronological order.

The Library will not exhibit its Pavilion in Seattle. Instead, there will be a Library of Congress table in the SkyBridge Lobby of the Washington State Convention Center. Michelle Spezzacatena and Kahin Mohammad will be at the table to answer questions from ALA attendees and to collect recommendations from attendees regarding the Library’s programming at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference. 

A survey to compile further information from attendees will be available at URL (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LOCat2019ALA ) from January 24 through February 10, 2019.  The Library looks forward to hearing recommendations from ALA members!

THURSDAY, January 24, 2019

Program for Cooperative Cataloging, Steering Committee (Closed meeting). Jan. 24, 2:00-5:00 pm, Washington State Convention Center, TCC (The Convention Center)-Chelan 1. From LC: Judith Cannan, Les Hawkins, Paul Frank, Manon Théroux, Beacher Wiggins.

FRIDAY, January 25, 2019

PCC (Program for Cooperative Cataloging) Task Group on Linked Data Best Practices. Jan. 25, 12:00-1:30 pm, OCLC Orange Suite, Sheraton Hotel--Virginia Room.  LC member: Jodi Williamschen. (Closed meeting.)

OCLC Metadata Partners. Jan. 25, 2:00-4:00 pm, Washington State Convention Center, TCC (The Convention Center)-Rm. 204.  From LC: Beacher Wiggins. (Closed meeting.)

Program for Cooperative Cataloging “PCC Program Training”. Jan. 25, 2:30-4:00 pm, Sheraton Hotel-Metropolitan B. From LC: Judith Cannan, Les Hawkins, Manon Théroux. (Open meeting.)

SATURDAY, January 26, 2019

ALA Council/Executive Board Orientation Session. Jan. 26, 8:00-11:00 am, Sheraton Seattle-Grand Ballrm. Council and Executive Board member: Julius Jefferson. Other Council members from LC: Christopher Corrigan, Muzhgan Nazarova, Joan Weeks.   

Program for Cooperative Cataloging Standing Committee on Training. Jan. 25, 8:30-10:00 am, OCLC Orange Suite, Sheraton Hotel-Virginia Room. From LC: Paul Frank, Judith Cannan. (Closed meeting.)

MARC Advisory Committee (MAC). Jan. 26, 8:30-10:00 am, Washington State Convention Center-Rm. 201. From LC: Sally McCallum, Regina Reynolds, Jodi Williamschen. (Continues on Jan. 27.)  

ALCTS Preservation Administration Interest Group (PAIG), Jan. 26, 8:30-10:00 am, Hyatt Regency Seattle-Elwha B. Update on Library of Congress’s preservation efforts and services: Jacob Nadal.

ALCTS CMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group. Jan. 26, 10:30-11:30 am, Hyatt Regency Seattle-Elwha B (Jr. Ballrm. West B). Co-vice chair: Jessalyn Zoom.

ALA Public Programs Office. Public and Cultural Programs Advisory Committee. Jan. 26, 10:30-11:30 am, Washington State Convention Center-Rm. 305. LC report: Lauren Algee. Continues on Jan. 28.

ALCTS CMMS CC:DA (Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access). Jan. 26, 1:00-2:00 pm and 3:00-5:30 pm, Renaissance, Municipal/Superior Rms. (Courtyard). LC report: Kate James. Liaison from LC Geography & Map Division: Min Zhang. Continues on Jan. 28.

ALA Council/Executive Board/Membership Information Session. Jan. 26, 3:00-4:30 pm, Sheraton Seattle-Grand Ballrm. Council and Executive Board member: Julius Jefferson. Other Council members from LC: Christopher Corrigan, Muzhgan Nazarova, Joan Weeks.     

ACRL Digital Scholarship Section. Digital Scholarship Centers Discussion Group. Jan. 26, 4:00-5:00 pm, Grand Hyatt Seattle-Leonesa I. From LC: Lauren Algee.  

ALCTS Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group. Jan. 26, 4:30-5:30 pm, Washington State Convention Center—Rm. 2B.  From LC: Susan Morris.

ALCTS CMMS Faceted Subject Access Interest Group. Jan. 26, 4:00-5:00 pm, Washington State Convention Center-TCC (The Convention Center)-Tahoma 2. Speaker from LC: Les Hawkins.

SUNDAY, January 27, 2019

MAGIRT Cataloging and Classification Committee and Cataloging Cartographic Resources Interest Group joint meeting. Jan. 27, 8:30-10:00 am, Grand Hyatt Seattle-Blewett Suite. Moderator: Iris Taylor.  Also from LC: Tammy Wong, Min Zhang.

ALA Council I. Jan. 27, 9:00-11:00 am, Sheraton Seattle-Grand Ballrm. Council members from LC: Christopher Corrigan, Julius Jefferson, Muzhgan Nazarova, Joan Weeks. Continues Jan. 28.

ALCTS CMMS Committee on Cataloging: Asian and African Materials. Jan. 27, 8:30-10:00 am, Hyatt Regency Seattle, Columbia D (Lower Ballroom East B). LC report: Jessalyn Zoom.

ALCTS CMMS Cataloging of Children’s Materials Committee. Jan. 27, 8:30-10:00 am, Hyatt Regency Seattle, Columbia D (Lower Ballroom East B). LC report and committee member: Trina Soderquist. CIP report: Caroline Saccucci.

ALCTS SAC (Subject Access Committee). Jan. 27, 8:30-11:30 am, Renaissance-Municipal/Superior Rms. (Courtyard). LC report: Janis L. Young. CIP/Dewey report: Caroline Saccucci.    

LC BIBFRAME Update Forum. Jan. 27, 9:30-10:30 am, Hyatt Regency Seattle-Elpha (Jr. Ballroom West). From LC: Sally McCallum, Susan Morris, Beacher Wiggins, Jodi Williamschen, others. Please note earlier start time.

Program for Cooperative Cataloging Standing Committee on Standards. Jan. 27, 12:00-2:00 pm, Grand Hyatt-Tolmie Room. LC liaison: Kate James. Committee member: Manon Théroux. (Closed meeting.)

MAGIRT Membership Meeting. Jan. 27, 2:30-3:30 pm and 4:00-5:30 pm, Washington State Convention Center-Rm. 208. Moderator/MAGIRT chair and cataloging editor of “base line”: Tammy Wong. MAGIRT vice chair and chair of Cataloging and Classification Committee: Iris Taylor. Also from LC: Min Zhang. 

ALCTS/LITA Authority Control Interest Group (ACIG). Jan. 27, 1:00-4:00 pm, Renaissance-Compass Rm. LC report: Janis L. Young. LC speaker: Netanel Ganin.  

ALCTS Leadership Development Committee. Jan. 27, 1:00-4:00 pm, Hyatt Regency Seattle-- Columbia D (Lower Ballroom East B). From LC: Caroline Saccucci.
Program for Cooperative Cataloging PCC At-Large Meeting. Jan. 27, 3:00-4:00 pm, Washington State Convention Center-TCC (The Convention Center)-Yakima 1. From LC: Judith Cannan, Paul Frank, Les Hawkins, Manon Théroux.

MARC Advisory Committee (MAC). Jan. 27, 2:30-5:00 pm, Washington State Convention Center-Rm. 201. From LC: Sally McCallum, Regina Reynolds, Jodi Williamschen. (Continued from Jan. 26.)

Program for Cooperative Cataloging PCC Participants’ Meeting. Jan. 27, 4:00-5:30 pm, Washington State Convention Center-TCC (The Convention Center)-Yakima 1. From LC: Judith Cannan, Paul Frank, Les Hawkins, Manon Théroux, Beacher Wiggins.

MONDAY, January 28, 2019

PCC Standing Committee on Applications. Jan. 28, 8:30-10:00 am, Sheraton Hotel-Capitol Hill Rm. LC member: Kirk Hess. (Closed meeting.)

ALA Council II. Jan. 28, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, Sheraton Seattle-Grand Ballrm. Council members from LC: Christopher Corrigan, Julius Jefferson, Muzhgan Nazarova, Joan Weeks. Continued from Jan. 27; continues on Jan. 29.

ALCTS CMMS CC:DA (Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access). Jan. 28, 8:30-11:30 am, Hyatt Regency Seattle-Elwha A (Jr. Ballrm. West A). LC report: Kate James. Liaison from LC Geography & Map Division: Min Zhang. Continued from Jan. 26.

ALCTS CMMS Heads of Cataloging Departments Interest Group. Jan. 28, 9:00-10:00 a.m., Hyatt Regency Seattle, Regency A (Upper Ballrm. West).  Speaker from LC on “African Academic Print Journal Project: Producing and Sharing Article-Level Metadata for Print-Only African Academic Journals”: Erin Freas-Smith.  Co-chair: Angela Kinney.

ALCTS Continuing Resources Cataloging Forum. Jan. 28, 1:00-2:30 pm, Hyatt Regency Seattle--Upper Ballroom West. Speaking on “Diachronic work and RDA Cataloging”: Regina Reynolds.

ALA Public Programs Office. Public and Cultural Programs Advisory Committee. Jan. 28, 1:00-2:30 pm, Washington State Convention Center-Rm. 208. LC report: Lauren Algee. Continued from Jan. 26.

ALCTS CMMS Subject Analysis Committee Meeting II. Jan. 28, 1:00-5:30 pm, Washington State Convention Center—TCC (The Convention Center)-Yakima 1.  CIP/Dewey report: Caroline Saccucci. LC report: Janis L. Young.

TUESDAY, January 29, 2019

ALA Council III. Jan. 28, 9:00-11:30 am, Sheraton Seattle-Grand Ballrm. Council members from LC: Christopher Corrigan, Julius Jefferson, Muzhgan Nazarova, Joan Weeks. Continued from Jan. 28.

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