• October 18 – 20, 2012
  • Salt Lake City, Utah

Thursday, October 18

3:00 - 6:00 Conference Registration
  If possible, please register before the opening reception.
(Directions for walking to the reception are posted at the link below.)
6:30 - 8:00 Opening Reception

Parsons, Behle & Latimer
201 South Main Street, Suite 1800

Friday, October 19

7:00 - 9:00 Conference Registration
8:00 - 9:00 Welcome and Breakfast
9:00 - 10:30 Program A: The Accidental Archivists: Lessons Learned from a Digital Archive Project
  Presenters: Georgia Briscoe, Karen Selden, Robert Linz, University of Colorado

Handout (docx)

Presentation (pptx)

This program traces the development of a digitization project focused on Western Law from initiation to completion, and provides a practical case study of what to expect when a library undertakes a digitization project for the first time. The presentation will focus on several key issues: establishing digitization processes and obtaining equipment; funding; gathering permissions; planning; staffing; and using outside sources of assistance.
10:30 - 10:45 Break (Time with Vendors)
10:45 - Noon Program B: Access to Justice: Helping People Wherever They Are
  Presenters: Joanne Vandestreek and Mary Jane Ciccarello
  The Utah State Law Library serves a statewide population--a challenge in a state with very limited access to legal resources, vast rural areas, urban environments, and people from a wide variety of cultural, ethnic, linguistic, educational and economic backgrounds. Utah State Law Library reference librarian Joanne Vandestreek and Self-Help Center director Mary Jane Ciccarello will describe two library programs aimed at addressing the needs of people trying to handle legal matters without the help of an attorney: training for public library staff and the Self-Help Center.
Noon - 1:00 Lunch/Business Meeting
  Comments: Susan Lewis, AALL
1:00 - 2:30 Program C: Are You Ready for a Remodel?
  Moderator: Angus Nesbit, University of Oregon
  As libraries seek to keep up with changing user needs, a premium is placed on best uses of library spaces. Yet, remodels are infrequently done, making each such project a first time experience for most involved. This program will recount one library's remodel of stacks floors to produce added and enhanced student work space, including contextual, budgetary and user considerations. The project represents an attempt to respond directly to user needs through an independent, library-controlled process.
  Panel: Jaye Barlous, Law Reference and Access Services Librarian, and program coordinator
Mary Ann Hyatt, Director
Ilona Tsutsui, Law Collections and Electronic Services Librarian
Angus Nesbit, Law Reference Librarian
2:30 - 3:00 Break (Time with Vendors)
3:00 - 5:00 Program D /
Field Trip:
Crowdsourcing to Make Available the World's Genealogical Records

We will be visiting the Family History Library, located across the street from the Conference Hotel. The Family History Library is the largest genealogical library in the world and is in the process of digitizing its records.
Our speaker is the director of data operations for FamilySearch. After his presentation, a short film about the library will be shown and we will be free to check out the library and even look up our Grandmas and Grandpas.

Saturday, October 20

8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 - 10:30 Program E: "I … am … a … LIBRARIAN!"
Librarians in the Hollywood Spotlight
  Presenters: Suzanne Darais, Ross McPahil, Univ. of Utah
  Unlike doctors, lawyers, and detectives, the presentation of librarians and library research in Hollywood films has sometimes been less than glamorous. This program will take a light-hearted look at the representation of libraries, librarians and research in film and television. Participants will examine the social media stereotypes of librarians and libraries.
10:30 - 10:45 Break (Time with Vendors)
10:45 - Noon Program F: Rocky Mountain Innocence Center
  Presenter: Jensie Anderson, University of Utah
  The Innocence Clinic Director will speak about the work of the Center, a non-profit organization that works to correct and prevent the conviction of innocent people in Utah, Nevada, and Wyoming.
Noon Thank you, Good-Bye, Evaluations