2007 Annual Meeting Information, TS-SIS Sponsored Educational Programs -- Technical Services Special Interest Section, American Association of Law Libraries

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2007 Annual Meeting Information
Workshops, Programs, Meetings

(Updated 7/12/2007)

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Meeting/Program Locations:

  • EMCC = Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
  • Hilton = Hilton New Orleans Riverside (headquarters hotel)

Acquisitions Standing Committee Meeting

Monday, July 16, 2007 — 7:30-8:30 a.m.
EMCC Room 205

  • Ajaye Bloomstone, Chair, Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center Library

Blogging and Beyond: New Communication Streams for Technical Services Librarians (TS-SIS Program)

Sunday, July 15, 2007 — 4:15-5:15 p.m.
EMCC Room 224
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To keep technical services law librarians apprised of the latest communication techniques, technologies such as blogs, RSS feeds and other communication streams beyond websites and e-mail will be explored. Librarians will learn how to apply these technologies to monitor publisher and vendor developments, follow journal publication schedules, network with colleagues, and manage listserv e-mail overload, etc. How to appropriately customize these resources for different functional areas—such as acquisitions, collection development, cataloging—will also be demonstrated.
  • Lisa J. Arm, Coordinator, Boston University Law Library
  • Bonnie Shucha, Speaker, Head of Reference, University of Wisconsin Law Library
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Bringing the Library to the User: the Practice (Program A4)

Sunday, July 15, 2007 — 1:30-2:45 p.m.
EMCC Room 220/221

Co-sponsored with OBS-SIS. Traditional library online catalogs are being marginalized in an increasingly complex information landscape. The problem is not catalog data itself, but rather how the data is used. Better methods are needed for mining the wealth of information in library systems and presenting it clearly and concisely. Several libraries are not only thinking about such next-generation library systems, but are actually developing them, using commercial as well as open-source solutions. In this session, three speakers will share cutting-edge solutions to the challenge of evolving the online catalog into a more effective resource discovery tool. These implementations bring the library to the user by improving the usability of catalog data and by allowing its integration with other library and Web resources.
  • June Liptay, Coordinator, St. Thomas University Law Library
  • Alan Keely, Moderator, Wake Forest University, Professional Center Library
  • Casey Bisson, Plymouth State University
  • David Lindahl, University of Rochester
  • Emily Lynema, North Carolina State University, Information Technology Campus

Bringing the Library to the User: the Theory

Sunday, July 15, 2007 — 3:00-4:00 p.m.
EMCC Room 206/207

Co-sponsored with OBS-SIS. Today's library systems are at a crossroads - are they on the brink of transformational change or destined to be replaced by Google? Library systems have the potential to evolve into an essential tool for information seekers, making our data work harder than ever to help users negotiate the increasingly complex information landscape. OCLC is leading the way, by experimenting with innovative approaches to extending the reach of library catalogs and increasing the visibility of library collections on the open Web. James Michalko, Vice President of RLG Programs Development for OCLC, will share with the audience his vision of the future of information search and discovery, incorporating key "Web 2.0" strategies.
  • Jean M. Pajerek, Coordinator and Moderator, Cornell University Law Library
  • James Michalko, OCLC
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Business Meeting and Awards

Sunday, July 15, 2007 — 5:30-6:45 p.m.
Hilton-Grand Salon 9-12

Casting A Wider Net: The Challenges And Rewards Of Making Your Online Catalog A Useful Tool Beyond The Law Library (TS-SIS Program)

Tuesday, July 17, 2007 — 2:45-3:15 p.m.
EMCC Room 224
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Are you spending big dollars on your OPAC? Most of us are, so every opportunity to expand the OPAC beyond the law library setting has the potential to enhance our services and assist other departments within our institutions. With those goals in mind, the Suffolk University Law School's Moakley Law Library incorporated the holdings of the University's Career Development Office resources into its OPAC. The mechanics of this project will be discussed and demonstrated.
  • David M. Turkalo, Coordinator, Assistant Director for Technical Services, Suffolk University Law Library
  • Sarah J. Boling, Systems Services Librarian, Suffolk University Law School Library
  • Sabrina Holley-Williams, Circulation Services Librarian, Suffolk University Law School Library

Cataloging & Classification Standing Committee Meeting

Monday, July 16, 2007 — 8:45-10:15 a.m.
Hilton-Magnolia

  • Jean M. Pajerek, Chair, Cornell University Law Library
  • Agenda (download PDF version):
    • Announcements (10 minutes)
    • Representatives' reports
      • ALA ALCTS CCS Subject Analysis Committee (SAC) AND Task Force on Inherently Legal Subject Headings: Yael Mandelstam (15 minutes)
      • Machine-Readable Bibliographic Information (MARBI): George Prager (15 minutes)
      • Cataloging and Classification Section: Description and Access (CC:DA): Kathy Winzer (5 minutes)
    • Task group reports
      • Task Group on Standards for Vendor-supplied Bibliographic Records: Terri Saye (10 minutes)
      • Classification and Subject Cataloging Policy Advisory Working Group, including discussion of KF1 draft table: Ellen McGrath (20 minutes)
    • LC Update: Jolande Goldberg (15 minutes)

Classification and Subject Cataloging Policy Advisory Working Group Meeting

Monday, July 16, 2007 — 5:15-6:15 p.m.
Hilton-Grand Salon 9

  • Ellen McGrath, Chair, University at Buffalo Law Library

Collection Analysis Made Easy: OCLC's WorldCat Collection Analysis Service (Program A2)

Sunday, July 15, 2007 — 1:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
EMCC Room 208/209

Co-sponsored with OBS-SIS. This program gives an overview of OCLC's WorldCat Collection Analysis subscription service. The WorldCat Collection Analysis service enables libraries with holdings in OCLC to analyze the age and subject content of their collections, and to compare their collections with one or more peer institutions' collections in chosen subject areas. A group of libraries can also use this service for cooperative evaluation of its collections to identify unique and overlapping resources. The panel will include librarians from the American University Law Library, University of Colorado Law Library, and Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN), who will all share their experiences in implementing and using this service.
  • John P. Bissett, Co-coordinator, Washington & Lee University School of Law Library
  • Yumin Jiang, Co-coordinator, University of Colorado Law Library, William A.Wise Law Library
  • Janet Ann Hedin, Co-coordinator and Moderator, Michigan State University College of Law
  • Georgia Briscoe, University of Colorado Law Library, William A. Wise Law Library
  • Billie Jo Kaufman, American University, Washington College of Law, Pence Law Library
  • Glenda Lammers, OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
  • Teresa Cristina Stanton, University of California-Berkeley, School of Law Library

Delivering the Goods: Effective and Efficient Acquisitions Processes (Workshop W-2)

Saturday, July 14 — 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
EMCC Room 219

This workshop will give law librarians who are responsible for acquiring legal resources an up-to-date review of the acquisitions process. Topics will include: different methods for ordering materials from a variety of publishers and vendors, fiscal management and budgeting, licensing of electronic resources, globalization and acquisition of foreign legal materials, and downsizing and deselecting/weeding of the print collections. The workshop will also review the guidelines for communicating and working with vendors. In addition, participants will discuss best practices in acquiring and licensing materials and in resolving problems with publishers and vendors. By attending this workshop, participants will be able to rise to the challenge of performing acquisitions processes more effectively and efficiently in today's complex world.
Separate registration fee required.
  • Barbara Henigman, Co-coordinator, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Albert E. Jenner Memorial Law Library
  • Ajaye Bloomstone, Co-coordinator, Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center Library
  • Lorna Tang, Moderator, University of Chicago D'Angelo Law Library
  • Melody Busse Lembke, Los Angeles County Law Library
  • James A. Mumm, Marquette University Law Library, Sensenbrenner Hall
  • Carol Avery Nicholson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Law Library
  • Betty Roeske, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Richard Vaughan, Indiana University School of Law Library at Bloomington

Descriptive Cataloging Policy Advisory Working Group Meeting

Monday, July 16, 2007 — 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
EMCC Room 228

  • Ann Sitkin, Chair, Harvard Law Library

Education Committee Meeting

Monday, July 16, 2007 — 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
EMCC Room 230

  • Alan Keely, Chair, Wake Forest University, Professional Center Library

Executive Board Meeting, 2006/2007 (outgoing)

Saturday, July 14, 2007 — 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Hilton-Grand Salon 4

  • Rhonda K. Lawrence, 2006/2007 TS-SIS Chair, UCLA School of Law, Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library

Executive Board Meeting, 2007/2008 (incoming)

Tuesday, July 17, 2007 — 3:30-5:15 p.m.
Hilton-Eglinton Winton

  • Alan Keely, 2007/2008 TS-SIS Chair, Wake Forest University, Professional Center Library

Future Is Digital: Metadata Standards and Applications (Workshop W-1)

Friday, July 13 — Noon-5:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 14 — 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
EMCC Room 224

Developed by Diane Hillmann for the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) and the Library of Congress, this workshop is a unit of their series, "Cataloging for the 21st Century." This presentation will focus on specific metadata standards and applications, and include content storage and retrieval models, data creation and management models, relationship models, quality considerations, and metrics and monitoring.
Separate registration fee required.
  • William E. Benemann, Coordinator and Moderator, University of California School of Law Library
  • Diane I. Hillmann, Cornell University Library

Future of Cataloging (Program H5)

Tuesday, July 17, 2007 — 10:45-11:45 a.m.
EMCC Room 206/207

Michael Gorman, internationally renowned author of the Anglo American Cataloguing Code, 2nd ed., and many other publications on library education and cataloging, will offer his insightful views on the future of bibliographic control in a 21st century American context. Reviewing the historic role of libraries and catalogs as they support scholarly research and popular culture interests, Mr. Gorman provocatively challenges the direction that the Library of Congress and other libraries are following with the emergence of Google, metadata and digital collections. Following the presentation, the audience will have an opportunity for debate during an open question-and-answer period. [Note: the AALL Continuing Professional Education Committee has selected this AMPC sponsored program to video tape.]
  • Rhonda K. Lawrence, Coordinator and Moderator, UCLA School of Law, Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library
  • Michael Gorman, California State University, Fresno, Madden Library Administrative Offices

Heads of Cataloging in Large Libraries Roundtable

Sunday, July 15, 2007 — 12:00-1:15 p.m.
Hilton-Eglinton Winton

  • Ann Sitkin, Coordinator, Harvard Law Library

Heads of Technical Services Roundtable

Sunday, July 15, 2007 — 12:00-1:15 p.m.
Hilton-Melrose

Possible discussion topics include: best practices for incorporating special projects into the regular workflow; management/employee supervision and motivation issues in technical services; collection development and technical services: how are they/can they/should they be coordinated?; staffing workflow changes as a result of the move from print to e-journals (all "borrowed" from the ALA ALCTS Creative Ideas in Technical Services Discussion Group); and any other burning issues attendees wish to discuss.
  • Karen Douglas, Coordinator, Duke University School of Law Library

Hot Topic Program (TS-SIS): Does Cataloging Have a Future? An Update from the Library of Congress Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control

Monday, July 16, 2007 — 10:30-11:30 a.m.
EMCC Room 224
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Advances in search-engine technology, the popularity of the Internet and the influx of electronic information resources have greatly changed the way libraries deliver information. To address these changes, in the fall of 2006 the Library of Congress convened a Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control (LCWGFBC), which is to complete its review by November 2007. The Group is holding public meetings around the country on three focused topics: Users and Uses of Bibliographic Data (March); Structures and Standards for Bibliographic Data (May); and Economics and Organization of Bibliographic Data (July). Richard Amelung, AALL's appointed representative to LCWGFBC, will discuss the findings at the public meetings and the activities and ongoing activities of the Group, whose final decisions will eventually affect all libraries that follow Library of Congress cataloging practices. There will be a question and answer period.
  • Richard Amelung, Speaker, St. Louis University, Omer Poos Law Library
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  • Jean M. Pajerek, Moderator, Cornell University Law Library
  • Teresa A. Parker-Bellamy, Co-coordinator, Regent University Law Library
  • Ellen McGrath, Co-coordinator, University at Buffalo Law Library

Indigenous Government and Law in the Americas. Library of Congress Online Classification: A Gateway to Web Resources? (TS-SIS Program)

Tuesday, July 17, 2007 — 9:00-10:30 a.m.
EMCC Room 224
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A growing need to provide access to legal records of indigenous governments in the Americas has challenged libraries. How to broaden and enhance access to these materials will be discussed by librarians expert in cataloging, collection building and digital projects. LC's new online Classification schedule for the Law of Indigenous Peoples in the Americas (KIA-KIX) was explored for the various ways in which this tool can be used in capturing and presenting digital copy of these hard to-come-by sources and other web resources, institutional or tribal.
  • Richard Amelung, Speaker, St. Louis University, Omer Poos Law Library
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  • David Selden, Speaker, National Indian Law Library
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  • Cheryl Cook, Speaker, APLO, Library of Congress
  • Jolande E. Goldberg, Coordinator and Speaker, Cataloging Policy & Support Office, Library of Congress
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  • Monica Martens, Moderator, National Indian Law Library

Joint Research Grant Committee Meeting (OBS-SIS and TS-SIS)

Monday, July 16, 2007 — 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Hilton-Prince of Wales

  • Nancy M. Poehlmann, Chair, Notre Dame Law School, Kresge Library

Management Issues Roundtable

Monday, July 16, 2007 — 5:15-6:15 p.m.
EMCC Room 230

  • Karen Nuckolls, Coordinator, University of Kentucky Law Library

Membership Committee Meeting

Monday, July 16, 2007 — 7:30-8:30 a.m.
EMCC Room 203

  • Jeffrey T. Bowen, Chair, Florida International University, College of Law Library

New Catalogers Roundtable

Saturday, July 14, 2007 — 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Hilton-Chequers

Are you new to the ranks of valiant law catalogers? Please come join us for a talk by co-author of Cataloging Legal Literature, Melody Lembke, to be followed by questions and discussion among a group of your peers. The New Catalogers Roundtable offers a forum to explore the intricacies of cataloging legal materials with others who are new to the field, with similar questions, concerns and ideas. Hope to see you there!
  • Melody Lembke, Speaker, Los Angeles County Law Library
  • Monica Kauppi, Facilitator, Columbia University, The Arthur W. Diamond Law Library

Next Katrina: Are you ready? (TS-SIS Program)

Sunday, July 15, 2007 — 4:15-5:15 p.m.
EMCC Room 223
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Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc throughout New Orleans and the Gulf Coast in August 2005. Area librarians will discuss their experiences before, during, and after the catastrophe. Special attention will be given to the effectiveness of their disaster plans and what they would have done differently. Speakers will provide real-life recommendations for how to improve our own disaster preparedness. Vivid, dramatic photographs of damage will complement the presentations.
  • Pat Turpening, Coordinator, Booklover Consulting
  • Kathryn Fitzhugh, Moderator, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Library
  • Miriam Childs, Speaker, Law Library of Louisiana
  • Tony Barnes, Speaker, New Orleans Public Library

Preservation and Binding Committee Roundtable

Sunday, July 15, 2007 — 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Hilton-Eglinton Winton

Ms. Smith has been dealing with the aftermath of Katrina on Mississippi libraries and will pass on her "lessons learned." Her topics include: what you need to know before a disaster strikes; how to plan for a cash-only society (in the event of a major disaster); and who to contact to do an audit of your physical building.
  • Patricia K. Turpening, Coordinator, Booklover Consulting
  • Sharman Smith, Speaker, Executive Director, Mississippi Library Commission

Preservation Standing Committee Meeting

Sunday, July 15, 2007 — 12:00-1:15 p.m.
EMCC Room 204

  • Patricia K. Turpening, Chair, Booklover Consulting

Rare Book Cataloging Roundtable

Saturday, July 14, 2007 — 5:30-6:30 p.m.
EMCC Room 205

The Roundtable serves as a forum for the discussion of issues associated with the cataloging of rare materials and special collections, including national cataloging standards and their application to legal materials, as well as specific concerns of members relating to the cataloging of their institutions´┐Ż rare and special collections. Whether you are a longtime rare book cataloger or someone with no experience in the area but a desire to learn about something new, please join us for an hour of lively conversation. For further information, or to suggest topics you would like to discuss at the roundtable, contact Sarah Yates at yates006 [at] umn.edu or (612) 625-1898.
  • Sarah Yates, Coordinator, University of Minnesota Law Library

Research Roundtable (OBS-SIS and TS-SIS)

Tuesday, July 17, 2007 — 12:00-1:00 p.m.
EMCC Room 228

Have you ever published? Or considered publishing? Most likely everyone falls into one or the other of these categories. This meeting will include free-flowing discussions of: opportunities for publishing, personal experiences with doing research and writing for publication and project ideas attendees would like to share and gather feedback on. All are welcome and feel free to bring your lunch with you.
  • Ellen McGrath, Coordinator, State University of New York-University at Buffalo, Charles B. Sears Law Library

Resource Description and Access (Cataloging Roundtable and TS-SIS Program)

Tuesday, July 17, 2007 — 12:00-1:30 p.m.
EMCC Room 224
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As the publication of the new cataloging code, RDA, Resource Description and Access nears, law catalogers face challenges learning and applying it. Kathy Winzer, AALL's representative to CC:DA, will provide an update on the latest progress in drafting of RDA, to be followed by a panel discussion led by the Cataloging & Classification Committee's Descriptive Cataloging Policy Advisory Working Group. Emphasis will be on the new code's affect on cataloging legal resources.

Serials Standing Committee Meeting

Tuesday, July 17, 2007 — 7:30-8:45 a.m.
EMCC Room 230

  • Carol Avery Nicholson, Chair, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kathrine R. Everett Law Library
  • Agenda:
    • Report from the Project Counter Subcommittee
    • Report on the Exchange of Duplicates program
        » Download: Annual Report | Discussion Topics (8 KB PDF)
        » If unable to attend send comments to: Bonnie Geldmacher (GELDMACHERB [at] lawgate.byu.edu)
    • Update on changes to the ABA Questionnaire
    • 2008 Program Proposals
    • Project ideas for 2007-08

Task Force on Standards for Vendor-Supplied Bibliographic Records Meeting

Tuesday, July 17, 2007 — 7:30-8:45 a.m.
Hilton-Eglinton Winton

  • Terri Saye, Chair, University of North Carolina

Tips and Tricks for Successful Vendor Negotiations (Acquisitions Roundtable and TS-SIS Program)

Tuesday, July 17, 2007 — 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Hilton-Prince of Wales
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Getting the material that the law library needs involves knowing what to ask for and how to ask for it. To what extent does referencing the AALL Fair Practices Guidelines facilitate discussions with vendors? What can vendors do to help a library transition part of its collection to other formats? This half-hour program, presented during the Acquisitions Committee Roundtable, will explore ways to foster better communication with vendors so that both sides can get the most from both formal negotiations and day-to-day interactions.
  • Anne Robbins, Coordinator, University of Illinois College of Law Library
  • Ajaye Bloomstone, Coordinator, Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center Library
  • Emerita Cuesta, Speaker, University of Miami School of Law Library

TS/OBS/RIPS/CS-SIS Joint Reception

Saturday, July 14, 2007 — 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Hilton-Marlborugh (A/B)

  • Sponsored by Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
  • Janice Anderson, Coordinator, Georgetown University Law Center, Edward Bennett Williams Library

TSLL Board Meeting

Tuesday, July 17, 2007 — 7:30-8:45 a.m.
Hilton-Cambridge

  • Brian Striman, Editor, University of Nebraska Law Library

Website Advisory Roundtable

Sunday, July 15, 2007 — 12:00-1:15 p.m.
Hilton-Cambridge

  • Martin Wisneski, Coordinator, Washburn University Law Library

What to Count, What to Report: the Revised ABA Annual Questionnaire (Program F7)

Monday, July 16, 2007 — 2:00-3:15 p.m.
EMCC Room 225-227

The American Bar Association (ABA) Annual Questionnaire has undergone a series of revisions during the past 10 years. The latest revision includes significant changes designed to enhance the ability of academic law libraries to report data that will better represent library collections and information resources. A panel with a member of the ABA Law Libraries Committee, a technical services librarian with expertise in collections statistics and a library director will discuss the latest revision to the ABA Annual Questionnaire. Their presentations will emphasize a review of the changes, implementation techniques, and the implications and impact of the ABA Annual Questionnaire revisions on library comparative statistics and collection management.
  • Paula Tejeda, Coordinator and Moderator, Charleston School of Law
  • Joseph Hinger, St. John's University Law School Library
  • Carol Avery Nicholson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Law Library
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  • Gordon Russell, Charleston School of Law