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Conferences > Computers in Libraries 2012
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March 21 - 23, 2012
Hilton Washington
Washington, DC
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Post-Conference — Saturday, March 24, 2012
Workshops
Data Curation: Understanding & Dealing with Research Data
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Scott Brandt, Associate Dean for Research, Purdue University Libraries
Mr. Jake Carlson, Data Services Specialist, Libraries, Purdue University

In the past few years, “data deluge” has become a topic of concern for federal agencies, grant funders, scholars, and librarians. What is going to happen to all the data that is being generated by researchers? And what should be the role of librarians in this evolving area of scholarly communication? One approach to address these issues led to the development of the Data Curation Profile, a tool for information professionals to gather information about a specific set of research data that may be published, shared, or archived for reuse and dissemination. Through hands-on activities, this full-day workshop covers how the Data Curation Profile was designed, and illustrates the types of information it gathers and the various scenarios for which the profiles can be useful. Registration is free for paid conference attendees. Register early for this free workshop as attendance is limited to 40. Lunch is not included.


Workshops
W18 – Transforming Services & Spaces
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Dr. Frank Cervone, Managing Partner, Cervone and Associates
Jeff Wisniewski, Web Services Librarian, University of Pittsburgh
Mr Ken Roberts, President, Ken Roberts Library Consulting
Bonnie Roalsen, Head of Children's Services, Dover Town Library and mb3ok
Cheryl Abdullah, Director, Dover Town Library
Hal Kirkwood, Associate Head, Library of Management & Economics, Purdue University
Tomalee Doan, Division Head, Humanities, Social Sciences, Education & Business Libraries, Purdue University
Greg Hardin, Reference Librarian, Texas Woman’s University
Jacob Berg, Director, Library Services, Trinity Washington University and @jacobsberg

This is an experienced-packed workshop! With technologies and ebooks shifting user expectations, libraries need to take a fresh look at the services and physical spaces they offer their communities. This workshop brings together those who have been rethinking and redesigning services and spaces in public and academic libraries. Leave with a framework for creating innovative environments, reshaping user experiences, and implementing workable solutions.

W19 – Student-Focused Learning Programs: Designing & Delivering
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

This workshop has been canceled

W20 – Web 2.0 Tools & Applications in Libraries
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cheryl Ann Peltier-Davis, Archives & Digital Librarian, NSU Archives, Nova Southeastern University
Nicole C. Engard, Vice President of Education, ByWater Solutions

This informative and interactive workshop offers in-depth summaries of free Web 2.0 tools on the Internet and the practical application of these technologies in libraries and other work environments. It covers such tools as: Delicious for social bookmarking a reference collection, PBwiki for developing a policy driven wiki, Facebook and attracting fans to ’like’ a Facebook page, Flickr for hosting virtual art and photo exhibits, Twitter for providing regular tweets on upcoming library events and new services,WordPress for creating a book review blog, and Zotero as a reference management tool. This workshop is guaranteed to be beneficial to attendees wishing to harness the full potential of Web 2.0 tools and provide innovative, value added services for library customers in all types of libraries.

W21 – Drupal: Next Steps
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Amanda Hollister, Systems Librarian, Broome Community College
Karen A Coombs, Senior Product Analyst for Web Services, Developer Network, OCLC

Know the basics of Drupal and want to take it to the next level? Need to get a handle on how views work and how to theme your site? Come learn how to build custom content types and how to display them with views. Put the finishing touches on your site with the panels module and custom themes. This is a hands-on workshop, so bring a laptop and advance and enhance your Drupal site!

W22 – Google+ Tips & Strategies for Libraries
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

This workshop has been canceled

W23 – Analyzing Website Usage with Google Analytics
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Jeff Wisniewski, Web Services Librarian, University of Pittsburgh
Darlene Fichter, GovInfo Librarian, University of Saskatchewan Library

This interactive workshop introduces Google Analytics, a powerful, easy-to-use, and free website usage measurement tool. Participants learn how to set up, collect, monitor, and intelligently analyze their website usage data to better understand their users and their sites. Users will leave the session ready to implement Google Analytics on their library site and to make use of its powerful visualizations to make informed decisions about their site structure and content.

W24 – Museum Strategies & Practices for the 21st Century
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

This workshop has been canceled

W25 – Optimizing Your Website: Better Metadata = Better Marketing
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Kathy Dempsey, Editor, Marketing Library Services newsletter and Owner, Libraries Are Essential consultancy
JD Thomas, Technical Support Manager, Information Technology, Information Today

Join our marketing maven and website guru as they team up to cover a mixture of marketing techniques and technical tactics that will help your website rank higher in search results lists. The best way to keep your pages and services in front of patrons is to make individual elements of your site easy for patrons to share. Metadata and social markup still matter for basic SEO (search engine optimization), but the wave of the future is the Open Graph protocol and Schema.org, which make each element of your site easier to find and easier to share. It can help your organization piggyback its marketing efforts on searchers own normal inclination to share their online "finds" with their friends. This fun team provides lots of tips, practical techniques, and more for engaging your community through a high-functioning, inviting website.While an understanding of HTML will be a big help for attendees, it is not strictly required.

W26 – SharePoint: Librarian's Update
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Jean Graef, Founder, The Montague Institute

SharePoint, Microsoft’s ubiquitous end-user development platform, not only impacts the library’s tools but also its relationship with IT and how its clients interact with information. This workshop gives you an overview of SharePoints’ key features with an emphasis on search, navigation, and metadata. You’ll see why planning is crucial to SharePoint success, look at the pros and cons of technology-based governance, and learn about metrics that go beyond server log analysis. Finally, you’ll learn how librarians can use SharePoint in their everyday work as well as contribute their skills and experience to increase employee productivity in a SharePoint environment.

W27 – Measures That Perform
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Rebecca Jones, Partner, Dysart & Jones Associates
Moe Hosseini-Ara, Director, Service Excellence, Markham Public Library

What’s a meaningful measure, a measure that really “performs”? It’s a measure that matters to your decision makers and demonstrates that your services are making a meaningful difference to the library’s community, campus, or organization.While Jones has yet to find that “one” magic performance measure during 30 years of working in this sector, she has found, through work with government, academic, public, and corporate libraries, an approach and framework to successfully identify, manage and communicate measures meaningful to decision makers. Workshop leaders discuss today’s useful measures for communicating value and for operational and management purposes. They work with attendees to apply the framework and examples to their situations.

W28 – Connecting Communities With Legal Resources
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

This workshop has been canceled

W29 – Web 2.0 Tools & Strategies for Local History Collections
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

This workshop has been canceled

W30 – Planning for the Future: Leveraging Partnerships, Technology, Tools, & Content
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Sandra Crumlish, Manager, Library & Resource Center, Cardiac Rhythm Management, St. Jude Medical CRMD and Special Libraries Association, Medical Library Association
Jackie Prentice, Account Executive, EOS International
Janet Lerch, Regional Sales Manager, EBSCO

Libraries have to keep moving forward into the technological future, continuing as a highly valued and integrated resource within their organizations. Among the many obstacles facing librarians is the economy. Purchasing and retaining high-value resources and services for their customers are a constant battle, especially at budget time. Many libraries are facing another dilemma — what to do with all that space as they transition from mainly print to more electronic. Speakers discuss the hidden value of existing catalogs and content, providing the knowledge to seek value-added services from vendors. This practical, half-day workshop provides interactive and hands-on exercises that build a finished plan as well as a list of references and resources saved on a Flash drive for each participant. The plan includes the participant’s ideas for partnering with their different vendors based on the needs of their organization, brainstorming ideas on space planning, utilizing their catalogs as gateways to their services, ideas for added value with their existing content, and more. Participants network with others in the class to share ideas, compare results from what others have already tried, and are encouraged to utilize existing technology and resources in their future plans. They leave the workshop with a strategy to approach the exhibit hall with a list of questions for each vendor, both current and prospective, in their areas of interest.

W31 – Advanced Google Analytics
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Jeff Wisniewski, Web Services Librarian, University of Pittsburgh
Darlene Fichter, GovInfo Librarian, University of Saskatchewan Library

If you’re a casual user of Google Analytics, you know that you’re only tapping the surface of what this tool can do to help you build a better website for your users. If you want to go beyond the out-of-the-box measures and unlock some of the advanced features and customizations available, then this interactive workshop is for you. Topics covered include: goals and funnels, events and alerts, tracking non-HTML files, using filters, tracking outbound links, excluding your internal traffic, and more. This workshop assumes some familiarity with the basics of Google Analytics. To get the most out of the workshop, be sure to bring login information for your analytics account and a laptop or tablet so you can try some of these functions yourself!

W32 – Data Driven Direct Marketing
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

This workshop has been canceled

W33 – TIPS for Managing Tech & Workflow Changes in Libraries
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Colleen S. Harris, Head of Access Services, University of Tennessee – Chattanooga

With rapidly changing technology and workflows, increased and morphing user demands, economic stress, and widely varied staff skill sets, library managers in every department and every type of library find themselves in a quandary without excellent and specific change management skills. This interactive workshop invites you to focus on the four TIPS of technology and workflow change management: Technology, Infrastructure, Planning, and Skills. The workshop addresses planning for managing technology change projects, with guidance and real-world exercises in project planning, workflow assessment, project implementation, critical reflection, and staff skill development. Leave this workshop with specific tools and structures that apply to projects underway, or being planned for the future, at your own library.

W34 – SharePoint Action Plan for Libraries: Taxonomies & Search
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Jean Graef, Founder, The Montague Institute

A nuts-and-bolts session for people with some SharePoint familiarity, this workshop illustrates how to configure SharePoint search functions for people and content, create custom search pages, import a hierarchy of terms, and use the Term Store Management Tool. You’ll learn the pros and cons of various content deployment options and how to create document templates with custom metadata elements. Participants look at three strategies for integrating SharePoint with an external metadata repository and how to build a custom web part to display thesaurus relationships on the search results page. This practical workshop, by a librarian and SharePoint expert, provides an action plan for moving ahead with taxonomy and search functions using SharePoint.


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