LITA Schedule for 2009 ALA Annual Conference

Friday July 10 - Tuesday, July 14

Blogger's Room: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm,  MCP W-191

Friday, July 10

LITA Preconferences

LITA Member    $235     
ALA Member    $315
Non-Member    $380

Creating Library Web Services: Mashups and APIs

MCP W-470a
Speaker: Karen Coombs, University of Houston 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.

A Thousand Words: Taking Better Photos for Telling Stories in Your Library

MCP W-475
Speakers: Cindi Trainor, Eastern Kentucky University; Michael Porter, WebJunction; Helene Blowers, Columbus Metropolitan Library
In this hands-on workshop, learn techniques for shooting and editing better photos, camera settings that make for the best photos, and basics of editing an image. Learn how to capture library events more effectively and artistically, take and select better photos for websites and promotional materials. Licensing work and finding others via Creative Commons will also be covered.  Participants should bring a digital camera and laptop; familiarity with moving photos from camera to computer is a must.

LITA Executive Committee Meeting 

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, ALA HQ, Exec Conference Room

LITA 101: Open House

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm, PALM Water Tower Place
LITA Open House is a great opportunity for current and prospective members to talk with Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) leaders and learn how to make connections and become more involved in LITA activities.
Speakers: Andrew Pace, LITA President; Donald Lemke, LITA Membership Development Committee Chair; Holly Yu, LITA Interest Group Coordinator; Scott Muir, LITA Committee Coordinator

LITA Happy Hour

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Potter's Lounge Palmer House Hilton
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.

Electronic Resources Management Interest Group 

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm,  PALM Chicago Room

Saturday, July 11

Digital Library Hardware Showcase

8:00 am - 10:00 am, MCP W-180
Many digital library projects are considering developing capabilities for in-house scanning. There has been a variety of scanning hardware made available to the public. The program will provide an overview of the current scanning hardware. A discussion of the pros/cons of in-house scanning versus outsourcing will be included.   Business meeting will follow.

Technology and the Developing World

8:00 am - 10:00 am, MCP W-179
Matt Keller, Director of Europe, Middle East & Africa, One Laptop per Child; Elizabeth (Beth) Beaudin, Manager, International Digital Projects - Yale University, OACIS (Online Access to Consolidated Information on Serials) and AMEEL (A Middle Eastern Electronic Library); and Randy Ramusack, United Nations Technology Officer, Microsoft Corporation, Research4Life, will discuss their visions and challenges and the future of  technology in the developing world. All three have extensive experience in this area and have worked through many different situations.\

Joint Committee and Interest Groups Chairs  

8:00 am - 10:00 am  PALM Monroe BR

Committee Chairs Meeting 

9:00 am – 10:00 am PALM Monroe BR

Board of Director Meeting  

9:30 am – 12:00 pm MCP W-186a

Distance Learning Interest Group 

10:30 am - 12:00 pm  PALM Clark 05

Education Committee  

10:30 am - 12:00 pm  PALM Kimball Room

RFID Interest Group  

10:30 am - 12:00 pm  PALM Chicago Room

The Open Library Environment Project: Building an ILS for Service Oriented Architecture Integration

10:30 am - 12:00 pm, MCP W-196a
This program will present work being undertaken by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded Open Library Environment Project. The goals of the project are to develop a requirements document for a community sourced library system that will be compatible with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) requirements. While there are several other projects (Evergreen, Koha) developing open sourced and community sourced library systems, this project seeks to establish the library system as a component of the academic enterprise technology infrastructure.
Speakers: Marshall Breeding, Vanderbilt University; Peter Murray, Ohio Link; John Little, Duke University

Blog and Wiki Interest Group (BIGWIG)  

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm  PALM Buckingham Room

JPEG2000 Archives and Libraries Interest Group 

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm PALM Logan Room

Publications Committee  

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm  PALM Indiana Room

National Forum Planning Committee 2010 

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm  PALM Clark 07

National Forum Planning Committee 2009 

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm  PALM Clark 07

Emerging Technology Interest Group  

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm  PALM Crystal Room

MARC Formats Interest Group  

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm  PALM Wilson Room

Science Fiction and Fantasy: Uncovering the Modern World of Information, Society, and Technology through Metaphor and Imagination

MCP W-196c, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Distinguished science fiction and fantasy authors R. A. Salvatore, Ken Scholes, Margaret Weiss, and Robert Charles Wilson, Eric Flint, and John Brown will discuss the visionary nature of their craft, how speculative literature suggests new ideas and technologies, and the possible impact the ideas could have on society in the future.

Standards Interest Group  

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm  PALM Chicago Room

Web Coordinating Committee  

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm  PALM Montrose 4

Sunday, July 12

Bylaws and Organization Committee 

8:00 am - 10:00 am  PALM Millennium Room

Heads of Library Technology Interest Group 

8:00 am - 10:00 am  PALM Dearborn 3

International Relations Committee 

8:00 am - 10:00 am  PALM Sandburg 4

Membership Development Committee 

8:00 am - 10:00 am  PALM Clark 05

Technology and Access Committee 

8:00 am - 10:00 am  PALM Sandburg 5

Assessment and Research Committee 

10:30 am - 12:00 pm  PALM Millennium Room

Internet Resources and Services Interest Group  

10:30 am - 12:00 pm PALM Ashland Room

Program Planning Committee  

10:30 am - 12:00 pm     PALM LaSalle 2

Web Coordinating Committee

(2) : Open Discussion of LITA Website Redesign 
10:30 am - 12:00 pm  PALM Clark 07

Net Neutrality and its Implications for Libraries

10:30 am - 12:00 pm, MCP W-184
What is net neutrality and why does it matter to all libraries? This panel will define net neutrality and explore this fundamental principle of the Internet and its importance to libraries.  Pending legislation will be explained and how it may affect you and your library.
Speakers: Carrie Lowe, Director of the Program on Networks, Office of Information Technology Policy (OITP) ALA; Gregory Jackson, Chief Information Officer, University of Chicago; Clifford Lynch, Director, Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)

Top Technology Trends

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm, INTER Grand BR

This program features our ongoing roundtable discussion about trends and advances in library  technology by a panel of LITA technology experts. The panelists will describe changes and advances in  technology that they see having an impact on the library world, and suggest what libraries might do to  take advantage of these trends.

Summer Reading Online!

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm, MCP W-178a

Whether for kids, teens, or adults, many libraries are taking their summer reading programs online. Patrons help themselves through online registration and reading logs, while libraries benefit from automated reports that are more detailed than ever before. Come hear about the experiences of several libraries and consortia venturing into this area.

The Future is Now: Global Authority Control

1:30 pm - 5:30 pm, MCP W-179
The future of cataloging and authority control is now. Presenters will give updates on the developments towards global authority control. VIAF, non-Latin scripts, RDA/MARC, URI links are changing library systems, workflows and data manipulation. Prototypes and programs that demonstrate multi-lingual, multi-thesaurus, and multi-participant authority control will be highlighted. The presentation will be followed by a business meeting.

LITA Awards and Scholarships Reception

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, INTER Empire BR
Presentation of LITA Awards and Scholarships.

LITA President's Program: Make Stories, Tell Stories, Keep Stories

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm, INTER Grand BR
In 2007, Erik Boekesteijn, Jaap van de Geer, and Geert van den Boogaard took off from DOK Delft Public Library to embark on a North American tour of libraries en route to the Internet Librarian Conference.  Their popular video tour captured the passion and enthusiasm of the people working on library innovation in the States, a theme that they have recently repeated in Australia.  Now it’s time to tell their story.  Come learn about innovations from our library colleagues in the Netherlands and join Erik Boekesteijn (DOK Delft Public Library), Jenny Levine (The Shifted Librarian), and Michael Stephens (Tame the Web) as they discuss the current state and future of library innovation and the opportunities to learn from the vast network of international stories about library innovation.
Speakers: Erik Boekesteijn, Jaap van de Geer, Geert van den Boogaard, Jenny Levine, and Michael Stephens

Monday, July 13

Imagineering Interest Group 

8:00 am - 10:00 am  PALM Buckingham Room

Public Libraries Technology Interest Group  

8:00 am - 10:00 am  PALM Spire Room

ITAL Editorial Board Committee  

10:30 am - 12:00 pm PALM Millennium Room

Social Software Showcase 2009

10:30 am - noon, MCP-W184

Social Software Showcase 2009 covers current topics related to social software technologies and their application in libraries. It aims to "mix up" the traditional presentation format by allowing presenters to post their talks online before the conference, then during the showcase provide only a brief overview so that most time can be spent in small groups discussing each topic.

Bylaws and Organization Committee 

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm  PALM Millennium Room

The Ultimate Debate: Has Library 2.0 fulfilled its promise?

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm, MCP W-181
IRSIG invites you to attend a lively discussion on Library 2.0.  What is Library 2.0? What are its successes and failures? Where is its place in the library landscape? Join us for a discussion by  informative and opinionated library leaders on the topic. Moderated by Roy Tennant.
Speakers: Meredith Farkas, Cindi Trainor, David Lee King, Michael Porter

Content Management Systems in Libraries: Opportunities and Lessons Learned

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm, MPS S105a-d
A  panel presentation on pros and possible cons when implementing a Content Management System in libraries.  Advantages include simplified site maintenance and the ability to distribute content editing responsibilities among staff. Disadvantages include possible loss of local control over the web site and reduced flexibility to make changes to functionality and layout. Speakers will describe their experience implementing CMS systems in academic and public libraries. Following the panel presentation, time will be available for questions and  discussion.
Speakers: Karen Coombs, Head of Web Services, University of Houston Libraries; Jonathan Blackburn, Web Services Librarian, Florida State University; Eli Neiburger, Associate Director for IT and Product Development, Ann Arbor District Library

Library Consortia and Systems Interest Group  

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm  PALM Clark 05

Next Generation Catalog Interest Group 

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm  PALM Chicago Room

Open Source Systems Interest Group  

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm  PALM Salon V

Tuesday, July 14

Board of Directors Meeting  

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm  MCP W-186a

Hotel Abbreviations

Fairmont – FAIR  
Chicago Hilton – HIL
Hyatt Regency McCormick – HRM
Westin River North - WEST
Hyatt Regency Chicago – HYATT
Intercontinental – INTER
Marriott Chicago - MAR
McCormick Place West – MCP
McCormick Place South – MPS
Palmer House - PALM
Sheraton Chicago - SHER
Swissotel - SWISS