Midwinter Meeting 2011: Symposia

Join your technical services peers in San Diego before the 2011 ALA Midwinter Meeting for two, full-day symposia, packed with cutting-edge information on the future of libraries.

The Administrator, RDA, and the Future Catalog: Issues, Viewpoints, Alternatives

Thursday, January 6, 2011, 8:30am-5pm

RDA is on the horizon. How will you implement it? What are the issues you need to pay attention to? Staffing? Budget? The catalog itself? Will RDA influence the future catalog? What might the future catalog be? This one day symposium examines the issues surrounding the implementing of RDA and the future catalog. If you are a director, assistant director or department head or anyone interested in the impact of RDA, you do not want to miss this discussion.

Speakers include:

  • Tim Strawn, Director, Information Resources and Archives, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo;
  • Olivia Madison, Dean of the Library, Iowa State University; Linda Barnhart, Head of Metadata Services, University of California—San Diego;
  • Molly Tamarkin, Associate University Librarian for Information Technology, Duke University;
  • Linda Barnhart, Head of Metadata Services, University of California – San Diego
  • Tim Bucknall, Assistant Dean for Electronic Resources and Information Technology, University of North Carolina—Greensboro; and
  • Chris Cole, Associate Director for Technical Services, National Agricultural Library.

Beams and Bytes: Constructing the Future Library Architectural and Digital Considerations

Friday, January 7, 2011, 8:30am-4:30pm

Changing expectations and the relentless shift to the digital medium continually influence library services and structures. No longer a static repository of books and journals, the 21st Century library will change to accommodate evolving collecting patterns and user demands. Discussions will focus on the physical and digital infrastructure; on the acquisition and management of traditional and digital collections; on users’ expectations; and on the skills library workers need to maintain and enhance the library landscape.

Speakers include:

  • Michael Miller, Dean of Library Services, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo;
  • Jeffrey M. Hoover, Architect, Tappe Associates, Inc., Boston, Mass.;
  • Denelle C. Wrightson, Director of Library Architecture, Dewberry, Dallas, Texas;
  • John Blyberg, Assistant Director for Innovation and User Services, Darien (Connecticut) Public Library;
  • Robert Kieft, College Librarian, Occidental College, Los Angeles;
  • Michael Giarlo, Digital Library Architect, Penn State University;
  • Patricia Hswe, Digital Collections Curator, Penn State University Libraries; and
  • Betsy Wilson, Dean of University Libraries, University of Washington, Seattle

Note: You do not have to register for the 2011 ALA Midwinter Meeting to attend the symposium.