ALCTS Programs at Annual 2019

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ALCTS President's Program: Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America

Monday, June 24, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PMMarcia Chatelain

Marcia Chatelain, Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University, will be the featured speaker at the 2019 ALCTS President’s Program at the ALA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

There are few generators of black wealth in the United States greater than fast food franchising. The days of black-owned funeral homes, insurance companies, and banks anchoring the central business district of the once labeled ‘colored sections’ of cities are long gone. In their places: McDonalds, KFC, Taco Bell, and other fast food joints in the now simply segregated quarters of our cities, suburbs, and exurbs. We think we know the story of what the presence and impact of fast food in communities of color means. Poor people eat too much of it. The jobs it provides pay too little. Children are too enticed by it. But, as the food revolution looks to eradicate trans fats from American diets and enthusiastic, do-gooders plant gardens in inner city schools, few have stopped to ask the most important question: How did we get here? How did fast food outlets spread across the South Side of Chicago, the central core of Los Angeles, and the southeastern quadrant of Washington, D.C.? How did a concept borne in the suburbs become a symbol of urban deficit—nutritional and economic? Marcia Chatelain’s forthcoming book, Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America tells the story of black capitalists, civil rights leaders, and even radical nationalists who believed that their destiny rested with a set of golden arches. And it tells of an industry that blossomed at the very moment a freedom movement began to wither. 

Dr. Chatelain is the author of the 2015 book, South Side Girls: Growing Up in the Great Migration and the chapter, “The Politics of the Drive-Thru Window: Chicago’s Black McDonald’s Operators and the Demands of Community” in Building the Black Metropolis: African American Entrepreneurship in Chicago (2017). Dr. Chatelain is a frequent speaker and writer on African American history, race, inclusive teaching, and food justice. Following the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014, she created the collaborative #FergusonSyllabus, a resource listing resources that could be used to teach students about the shooting and its antecedents, that has been a model for similar teaching projects. 

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The ABCs of Access-OA and OER: A Panel Discussion with Publisher, Aggregator, University Press
Saturday, June 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

This program will feature a panel discussion with a publisher (Sage Publishing), aggregator (EBSCO) and a conglomerate of university publishers (JSTOR) on publishing issues such as DRM, ADA Compliance, Open Access, and Open Educational Resources. The publishing representatives will speak to what is currently occurring in the publishing arena related to these issues. Moderators will pose questions from other librarians and from the audience to the speakers. Each speaker will speak on a particular issue and then open up for discussion and questions. | More

Advocacy in Acquisitions: Defining Value, Expanding Roles, and Staffing Intentionally
Sunday, June 23, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The evolution of collections and services provided by the contemporary library are changing the nature of traditional acquisitions activities and jobs. Effective advocacy for these evolving roles is now a necessary part of the work of evaluating organizational needs, linking these needs to position responsibilities, and moving ahead with both reorganizations and recruitment. Join us as three information professionals acknowledge the role of advocacy for the work of acquisitions as a part of their efforts to evolve traditional roles and staffing within their libraries to meet user and organizational needs. | More

An Alternative to Open Source Textbooks: A Case Study of a Library Spearheading a Campaign to Reduce Students’ Textbook Costs by Partnering with a Textbook Rental Company
Saturday, June 22, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This interactive presentation will frequently solicit audience participation and provide ample time for Q&A. This presentation will describe a small private college library’s experiences implementing an innovative eTextbook pilot program with the goal of reducing students’ textbook costs. This presentation will share lessons learned with implementing this eTextbook pilot program, including methods of soliciting faculty and student feedback as well as how we received and shared student eTextbook interaction analytics. | More

The Benefits and Challenges of Learning Analytics Afforded User Identification: An Analysis of Search Terms and eBook Downloads
Sunday, June 23, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

This presentation will share a first-person account of the experiences of a library director and an institutional research and training director – detailing how they purchased search term and eBook download data from a major discovery tool vendor, their processes for working through the analysis of data and how they dealt with limitations related to not being able create a one-to-one link between patron search data and eBook downloads during the same period.

Collections Security
Sunday, June 23, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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I’m Gonna Live Forever: Assess the Preservation of your Digital Collections
Saturday, June 22, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Improvement Through People: Transforming the Technical Services Workforce for Better Service
Sunday, June 23, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Increase Digital Circulation with Data Driven Decision Making and Marketing 
Saturday, June 22, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Leading Transformational Change in Technical Services
Monday, June 24, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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Listen Up!: How Libraries Can Help Podcasters Face the Challenges of Preservation
Saturday, June 22, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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MarcEdit: Past, Present, and Future
Sunday, June 23, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

2019 marks the 29th anniversary of the creation of MarcEdit, a software tool used by librarians and metadata specialists to edit and library metadata. Terry Reese, the inventor and designer of MarcEdit, will discuss the software's creation and development, and what enhancements he has planned for the tool in the coming years. Mike Monaco, University of Akron Libraries, and Bryan Baldus, OCLC, will discuss the unique and innovative ways they use MarcEdit at their institutions. | More

New Research in Collection Management and Development
Monday, June 24, 2019, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Please join the ALCTS Collection Management Section Publications Committee for updates on the newest research in collection management and development in libraries. This program will showcase two projects submitted by collection practitioners from all types of libraries and selected by the Publications Committee for presentation. | More 

Preservation Week 101
Saturday, June 22, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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Separating the Gingerbread Men from the Hardy Boys: Perspectives on Implementing Genrefied Juvenile Collections
Monday, June 24, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Spotlight on Serials: Open Access
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Streaming video: Confronting the Barriers to Sharing Between Libraries
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