18th Annual Reference Research Forum
The Reference Research Forum continues to be one of the most popular and valuable programs during the ALA Annual Conference, where attendees can learn about notable research projects conducted in the broad area of reference services such as user behavior, electronic services, reference effectiveness and assessment, and organizational structure and personnel.
Subjects: Reference Services, Research and Statistics
Implementing the “STAR” Checklist for High Performance Library Resource-Sharing
The STAR Checklist for library resource sharing has been released to enthusiastic reviews. Members of the Policies Committee, a joint committee of the RRSI and RUSA STARS, will review the Checklist and explain its development and purpose. In addition, representative librarians who have implemented most or all of the checklist will speak about the impact of these best practices on developing high performance resource-sharing policies and practices.
Subjects: Resource Sharing
Speed Networking for YA Librarians
Are you the only teen services librarian at your library? Tired of being lonely and want a simple way to connect with your peers? Attend this informal event to meet colleagues from around the country and exchange practical ideas and information to help you bolster your teen services program.
Subjects: Young Adult Services, Youth Services, Networking
SUNDAY JUNE 24, 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
The Current State of Bibliography and its Future as Practiced and Supported in Special Collections Libraries
This panel will discuss the current and future state of Bibliography and the crucial role that Special Collections libraries must play in that future from the perspective of rare book cataloging, collection development & curatorial work, humanities scholarship, instruction in both the class room and the reading room, and how bibliography can and must inform digital projects whether generated inside or outside of the library.
Subjects: Cataloging, Collection Development, Digitization, Instruction, Preservation
Speakers: James P. Ascher, Assistant Professor and Rare Book Cataloger, University of Colorado, Boulder; David R. Whitesell, Curator, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia
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