Call for Bloggers! Midwinter 2011 Schedule

Do you plan to attend ALA Midwinter in San Diego? Take this opportunity to become a LITA Blogger.

The LITA Blog (http://litablog.org) will again be on hand to report what is happening and share the terrific Midwinter experience with those who cannot attend this year.

If you like to write and are looking for new ways to get involved (or have blogged in the past and would like to blog again), please email me at thebrewinlibrarian@gmail.com and let me know what sessions you would like to cover. The blog schedule for Midwinter is below and will be updated as we receive volunteers. Names of bloggers appear in bold next to session. If there is no name after a session title, please feel free to sign up for it!

We will be taking volunteers up to and during the conference.

Thank you very much in advance!

Matt Hamilton, LITA Web Coordinating Committee

FRIDAY, JANUARY 7

Creating Library Web Services: Mashups and APIs
9:00 am- 4:30 pm
SDCC-Room 24 A
del.icio.us subject guides, Flickr library displays, YouTube library orientation; with mashups and APIs, it’s easier to bring pieces of the web together with library data. Learn what an API is and what it does, the components of web services, how to build a mashup, how to work with PHP, and how to create web services for your library. Participants should be comfortable with HTML markup and have an interest in learning about web scripting and programming and are encouraged to bring a laptop for hands-on participation.

Open Source CMS Playroom
9:00 am- 4:30 pm
SDCC-Room 24 B
Open source content management systems present an opportunity for libraries to distribute content creation and maintenance and add Web 2.0 features to library websites. This workshop will provide an overview of several content management systems, compare and contrast system functionality and features, and demonstrate how open source CMSs can be used to enhance library websites. Bring your laptop to explore and compare basic installations of WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal CMSs.

Executive Committee
10:30 am – 11:30 am
SDCC-Room 01 B

Membership Committee
1:30 pm -3:30 pm
SDCC-Room 19

LITA 201 Laura Krier
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
SDCC-Room 01 A
LITA 201 is a general orientation to involvement in LITA. Join us, and learn how active involvement in LITA can help you better meet the challenges of today and troubleshoot the challenges of tomorrow. Join us for LITA 201 at Midwinter 2011 to:-Learn more about LITA and where you fit-Become or find a mentor-Form your own interest group-Network with tech-savvy library colleagues.

Assessment and Research Committee
4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
SDCC-Room 19

Electronic Resources Management Interest Group
4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
SDCC-Room 25 C
Open Source electronic resources management solutions.

LITA Happy Hour Ryan Hess
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Please join the LITA Membership Development Committee and members from around the country for networking, good cheer, and great fun! Expect lively conversation and excellent drinks. Cash Bar.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 8

Joint Committees and Interest Groups Chairs Meeting
8:00 am – 9:00 am
SDCC-Room 32 A/B

Interest Group Chairs
9:00 am – 10:00 am
SDCC-Room 32 A/B

Committee Chairs Meeting
9:00 am – 10:00 am
SDCC-Room 32 A/B

Board of Directors
9:30 am – 12 noon
SDCC-Room 11 B

Digital Libraries Interest Group
10:30 am – 12:00 noon
HIL-Aqua 300

MARBI Committee
10:30 am – 12:00 noon
MAR-Marriott Hall 4
MARBI (Machine-Readable Bibliographic Information) is an interdivisional committee of ALA, encompassing ALCTS, LITA, and RUSA. Its mission is to encourage the creation of needed standards, review and evaluate proposed standards, recommend approval of standards in conformity with ALA policy, establish a mechanism for continuing review of standards, provide commentary on the content of various implementations of standards to concerned agencies, and maintain liaison with concerned units within ALA and relevant outside agencies.

Distance Learning Interest Group
10:30 am – 12:00 noon
HIL-Aqua 308
The Distance Learning Interest Group’s midwinter meeting will be an opportunity to discuss issues in distance learning librarianship, and also a chance to meet up with like-minded librarians. The meeting will wrap up with a discussion about what members want the interest group to be and accomplish in the next year.

The World (and Jason Griffey) Interviews Vernor Vinge – Mike Diaz
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
SDCC-Room 29 A-D
The work of Vernor Vinge pushes information and technology to its incredible, but possible, conclusions. In A Fire UponThe Deep and A Deepness in the Sky, Vinge examines the concept of the technological singularity, a theoretical point where machine intelligence overtakes human intelligence, and does so in ways that play with information systems and processes. In Rainbows End, Vinge explores one potentially very real future for libraries in which we live in a world of complete information immersion. Come and see Jason Griffey interview Vernor Vinge; futurist, author, thinker, and visionary. Sponsored by
LITA’s Imagineering Interest Group.

Bylaws and Organization Committee
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
HIL-Sapphire Boardrm

Publications Committee
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
SDCC-Room 31 B

JPEG2000 Interest Group
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
MAR-Warner Center
The JPEG2000 Interest Group will meet at the ALA Midwinter meeting to discuss upcoming programming options, discuss implementations of the standard, and provide a forum for those using or interested in the standard to share information. All are welcome.

Standards Interest Group
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
MAR-Encinitas
To provide a forum for leaders from libraries, vendors and standards organizations to discuss the development of standards relating to library and information technology.

National Forum Planning 2011 Committee
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
MAR-Balboa

MARC Formats Interest Group (ALCTS LITA)
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
SDCC-Room 26 A/B
Will RDA Mean the Death of MARC? The end of the MARC formats has been predicted for years, but no alternative format has risen up to challenge MARC. Will the introduction of the new RDA code precipitate the demise of MARC? Will RDA require the description of content and functionality that cannot be accommodated by the MARC formats, or that can be more easily accommodated by alternative content formats? If so, what format(s) will replace MARC? And if MARC does continue to thrive, how will it have to change to accommodate the new content descriptions in RDA?

Drupal Interest Group
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
SDCC-Room 04
The Drupal Interest Group provides a forum and support network for people who are currently using or who are planning to use the Drupal Content Management System. The meeting at Midwinter will be an open forum for all topics related to Drupal.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 9

Bylaws and Organization Committee
8:00 am – 10:00 am
HIL-Colbalt 520

International Relations Committee
8:00 am – 10:00 am
HIL-Aqua 305

Technology and Access Committee
8:00 am – 10:00 am
HIL-Aqua Boardrm

Public Libraries Technology Interest Group
8:00 am – 10:00 am
HIL-Sapphire 402
The Public Library Technology Interest Group meeting starts with a “Coffee with the Experts” session, which will be a peer networking even focusing on current hot technology topics. Share your experiences, and learn from others over a cup of coffee. A general business meeting will follow.

Top Technology Trends (Discussion Meeting)
8:00 am – 10:00 am
SDCC-Room 26 A/B
LITA Top Technology Trends Moderated Discussion

Top Tech Trends Business Meeting Nadaleen
10:30 am – 12:00 noon
HIL-Colbalt 520

Heads of Library Techology Interest Group
10:30 am – 12:00 noon
WEST-Santa Fe
HOLT provides a forum and support network for people with administrative responsibility for computing and technology in a library setting. The meeting will include introductions and announcements, discussion of LITA and HoLT business and an update on programming for Annual. Discussion will include solicitation for the upcoming Vice Chair position, followed by HoLTTalk, a round-table discussion of current IT issues facing attendees.

Library Consortia and Systems Interest Group
10:30 am – 12:00 noon
HIL-Indigo 202 B
The Library Consortia and Systems Interest Group is an open discussion of technologies, trends, and issues that face libraries and library systems within a consortial environment.

Program Planning Committee
10:30 am – 12:00 noon
HIL-Indigo B

Next Generation Catalog Interest Group
10:30 am – 12:00 noon
HIL-Sapphire M
David Lindahl, an executive director of eXtensible Catalog (XC), will discuss how XC transforms legacy metadata formats towards FRBR, RDA, and linked-data environments and integrates any ILS with any next generation catalog. Participants are encouraged to share local projects to incorporate linked data into their library catalogs and to relate the benefits of moving data into more web-friendly formats.

Emerging Technologies Interest Group Nadaleen
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
SDCC-Room 25 C
Discussion on Emerging Technologies libraries should be monitoring and discussion on program for ALA Annual 2011.

Internet Resources and Services Interest Group Ryan Hess
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
SDCC-Room 01 B
Discuss new and emerging Internet technologies. Discuss the planning for the 2011 ALA Annual Ultimate Debate: “Library Web Scale Discovery Services: Paradigm Shift or More of the Same?”

Cloud Computing and Virtualization Interest Group
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
SDCC-Room 27 B

Mobile Computing Interest Group
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
SDCC-Room 31 A
Mobile Computing Interest Group – the demonstration of 3-4 different mobile frameworks

Web Coordinating Committee
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
SDCC-Room 24 B

MARBI Committee
1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
MAR-Marriott Hall 4
MARBI (Machine-Readable Bibliographic Information) is an interdivisional committee of ALA, encompassing ALCTS, LITA, and RUSA. Its mission is to encourage the creation of needed standards, review and evaluate proposed standards, recommend approval of standards in conformity with ALA policy, establish a mechanism for continuing review of standards, provide commentary on the content of various implementations of standards to concerned agencies, and maintain liaison with concerned units within ALA and relevant outside agencies.

Open Source Interest Group
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
SDCC-Room 31 C
The OSS IG will discuss trends in open source library systems and plan for Annual 2011, and will reserve some meeting time for IG members and visitors to share their news about open source implementations and other items of interest.

Blog and Wiki Interest Group (BIGWIG)
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
SDCC-Room 28 B
The business meeting for BIGWIG will focus on planning for the next Showcase at Annual. We’ll also talk about communication, getting involved in BIGWIG, and any other cool ideas people have for working with other groups in LITA or ALA.

Education Committee
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
SDCC-Room 10

Nominating 2012 Election
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
HIL-Aqua 311

Kilgour Award Committee
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
HIL-Aqua 309

MONDAY, JANUARY 10

LITA Town Meeting
8:00 am – 10:00 am
SDCC-Room 01 A
LITA President-Elect Colleen Cuddy will address how LITA is putting the new strategic plan into action. Committee chairs and fellow LITA board members will be on hand to update membership on initiatives underway to reach some of the goals outlined in the plan. Members will have an opportunity to respond to and suggest future directions and approaches for reaching LITA’s goals and objectives. Your input as a LITA member in the discussion about how LITA operates in today’s world is very important to the success of the organization.

RFID Interest Group
10:30 am – 12:00 noon
SDCC-Room 27 A
This will be an open dialog on the status of RFID in libraries. I will be soliciting feedback from libraries on additional topics.

Information Technology and Libraries Editorial Board
10:30 am – 12:00 noon
GASLAMP-Bayside

National Forum 2012 Planning Committee
10:30 am – 12:00 noon
SDCC-Room 24 C

MARBI Committee
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
MAR-Marriott Hall 4
MARBI (Machine-Readable Bibliographic Information) is an interdivisional committee of ALA, encompassing ALCTS, LITA, and RUSA. Its mission is to encourage the creation of needed standards, review and evaluate proposed standards, recommend approval of standards in conformity with ALA policy, establish a mechanism for continuing review of standards, provide commentary on the content of various implementations of standards to concerned agencies, and maintain liaison with concerned units within ALA and relevant outside agencies.

Transliteracy Interest Group
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
SDCC-Room 24 C
First meeting of transliteracy interest group will be a round-table style discussion of the future and goals of the group.

Imagineering Interest Group
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
SDCC-Room 24 B

Board of Directors Meeting
1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
SDCC-Room 11 B

Hotel Abbreviations
San Diego Convention Center – SDCC
Embassy Suites – EMB
Hilton Bayfront – HIL
Hilton Gaslamp – GASLAMP
Horton Grand – HORTON
Manchester Grand Hyatt – GRAND
San Diego Marriott and Marina – MAR
Westin Gaslamp – WEST

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