2011 Annual Meeting Information
Here is the slate of TS-SIS programs and meetings to be held in Phildelphia, Pennsylvania during the 2011 AALL Annual Meeting, July 23-26, 2011. The 2011 TS-SIS Education Committee is pleased to announce that TS-SIS will be sponsoring or co-sponsoring one workshop, nine programs, and one "Hot Topic" program. Many thanks to Ajaye Bloomstone, Education Committee chair, and the members of the committee for providing such excellent programming for Philadelphia!
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Business and Awards Meeting
The TS-SIS Business and Awards Meeting will be held Sunday, July 24, 2011, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 203(B).
- Get the Business Meeting Agenda
- Get the 2010 Business Meeting Minutes (Denver, Colorado meeting)
- Annual Reports
- Classification and Subject Cataloging Policy Advisory Working Group (Cataloging and Classification Standing Committee) (added 7/28/2011)
- Chair's Report to AALL (added 7/16/2011; revised 8/4/2011)
- Technical Services Law Librarian (added 7/16/2011)
- Cataloging and Classification Standing Committee (added 7/15/2011)
- Preservation Committee (added 7/15/2011)
- Nominating Committee (added 7/15/2011)
- Acquisitions Committee (added 7/15/2011)
- Exchange of Duplicates Program (added 7/14/2011)
- Serials Standing Committee (added 7/14/2011)
- Project COUNTER Task Group (added 7/14/2011)
- Awards Committee (added 7/14/2011)
- Member at Large: Suzanne Graham (added 7/14/2011)
- Member at Large: Katrina Piechnik (added 7/14/2011)
- Professional Development Committee (added 7/14/2011)
- OBS/TS Joint Research Grant Committee (added 7/14/2011)
- Education Committee (added 7/14/2011)
- Bylaws Committee (added 7/14/2011)
- CC:DA Representative (added 7/9/2011)
- MARBI Representative (added 7/7/2011)
- SAC Representative (added 7/6/2011)
- Vice-Chair/Chair Elect (added 6/13/2011)
TS-SIS Activities Table
Volunteer at the TS-SIS Activities Table.
The Technical Services Special Interest Section is sponsoring an activities table in the Exhibit Hall at the 2011 AALL Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. It's fun to be at the table to meet your old friends and greet new colleagues who come by to see what makes TS The SPECIAL Interest Section that it is! Volunteer Now!
Silent Auction at Activities Table
This year TS-SIS is again sponsoring a silent action to promote and raise money for the Marla Schwartz Grants. These grants enable law librarians to attend conferences. If you would like to contribute an item to the auction send an e-mail to Katrina Piechnik (email@example.com). In the e-mail include a description of the item you are donating AND the minimum bid. Bring your item to the TS-SIS activities table in Philadelphia (do not ship it to Katrina). Questions? Contact Katrina or any other TS-SIS Executive Board Member. Contributions may be tax deductible. This opportunity is open to all AALL Members.
Planning for the 2012 AALL Annual Meeting
to be held July 21-24 in Boston, Massachusetts
Have you ever attended a program that piqued your curiosity about other topics that should be presented to the membership? Have you ever wondered how these programs come to be? It all begins with an idea and a proposal form!
Join us at the TS-SIS Education Committee Meeting
Sunday, July 24, 2011, 1:30-2:45 p.m.
Philadelphia Convention Center, Room 104(B)
The TS-SIS Education Committee is ready to accept program, topic, and workshop ideas from the membership for presentation at the 2012 AALL Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, July 21-24. Now is the time to begin planning and developing your program and workshop ideas, and the Education Committee is more than willing to assist you in this endeavor. If requesting sponsorship or co-sponsorship from TS-SIS, the deadline for submission of your program, topic, or workshop proposal to the Education Committee is August 15, 2011.
Now is the time to begin the proposal process, which ends with proposal submission to the Annual Meeting Program Committee (AMPC) on or before September 15, 2011. It is not a long time period from now until then, so the time to begin on your proposal is now. There are a variety of timeslots from which to choose: workshops of 1 or 2 day length and program slots of 30, 45, 60, 75 and 90 minutes.
The theme for the 2012 Annual Meeting is: Learn, Connect, Grow. According to the AMPC, "we are looking to our members to propose programs that will emphasize our connections and help us all to continue to learn and grow together." Programs can be sponsored solely by TS-SIS or can be co-sponsored by another SIS or committee. The following may be helpful:
- Information for Program Proposers
- You may want to begin 2012 AALL Annual Meeting Program & Workshop Proposals Collection page.
- Or you may want to go directly to the program proposal form.
- Proposals do not have to be created and finished all at once. You will have the opportunity to save your work and return to it as often as you need to in order to complete the proposal.
- If requesting TS-SIS sponsorship (or an additional co-sponsor), identify that group as such on the proposal.
- When you have completed your proposal, if you are requesting sponsorship from TS-SIS, do not hit the "SUBMIT" button, but click instead on the "SHARE" button and enter the following e-mail address:
to forward your proposal to all members of the TS-SIS Education Committee for review. A Committee member will be back in touch with you to discuss your proposal before the AMPC proposal deadline, and you will be asked to submit your final proposal to AMPC by their final submission date.
- NOTE: Do not click on the "SUBMIT" button until you have heard back from the TS-SIS Education Committee. Clicking on "SUBMIT" will immediately forward your proposal to AMPC in which case it cannot be retrieved and/or revised.
Program proposals should support and reflect the Competencies of Law Librarianship: To that end, proposals should feature concrete, practical ideas and case studies about library services and information resources. Armed with fresh insights into existing challenges, we want our members to take away new knowledge and skills that they can apply in their libraries and in their career paths.
In an effort to give AMPC information on selections, we are asking proposers to tell us WHY a proposal is at its particular level.
It is the goal of the TS-SIS Education Committee to notify everyone who has requested TS sponsorship by 5:00pm (CST) on August 26, 2011, as to whether the SIS will sponsor your program. Following that notification, your proposal can be submitted to AMPC for consideration. Optionally, individuals can choose to submit programs to AMPC directly without TS-SIS sponsorship.
The TS-SIS Education Committee will hold an open meeting in Philadelphia on Sunday, July 24, in the in PCC Room 104(B) from 1:30 to 2:45 pm to discuss the process of proposal creation, submission, and ideas that you may have. (Check for updated room assignments in the final program.) Committee members will always be available to work with you to submit the best program possible. So please bring your ideas and join us for the meeting!
Members of the 2012 TS-SIS Education Committee are:
- James Mumm
Education Committee Chair
- Ajaye Bloomstone
Past Education Committee Chair
Paul M. Hebert Law Center Library
Louisiana State University
- Miriam Childs (Ex-officio)
Law Library of Louisiana
Louisiana Supreme Court
- Richard Paone (Ex-officio)
TS-SIS Executive Board Member-at-Large
Dickinson School of Law Library
- Suzanne Graham
TS-SIS Executive Board Member at Large University of Georgia
Alexander Campbell King Law Library
- Ismael Gullon (Ex-officio)
Mercer University Law Library
- Edward Hart
University of Florida, Levin College of Law
Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center
- Wendy Moore
Serials Committee Chair
University of Georgia
Alexander Campbell King Law Library
- George Prager
Cataloging and Classification Committee Chair
New York University Law Library
- Eric Parker
Acquisitions Committee Chair
Northwestern University School of Law
Pritzker Legal Research Center
- Sally Wambold
Preservation Committee Chair
University of Richmond Law Library
TS-SIS Annual Meeting Educational Grants
The following are recipients of TS-SIS grants to cover program registration fees to attend the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Annual Meeting.
- Jen Richter, Sacramento County Public Law Library, is the fifth recipient of the TS-SIS Marla Schwartz Grant to support her attendance at CONELL.
- Rebecca Bearden, University of Connecticut School of Law Library.
- Erin Harper, Edwards, Angell, Palmer & Dodge LLP, Boston.
- Ashley Moye, Charlotte School of Law.
- Amy O'Connor, University of Richmond Law Library.
- Keiko Okuhara, William S. Richardson School of Law Library, University of Hawaii.
- Sarah Pearson, Florida State University College of Law.
- Lisa Wernke, University of Cincinnati, Robert S. Marx Law Library.
TS-SIS Sponsored Educational Programs
Descriptions for the TS-SIS educational programs and roundtables are available.
Updates/corrections should be sent to: Martin Wisneski, Washburn University Law Library)
Use My Conference Planner to organize their daily schedules at the Annual Meeting.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
- 8:00 a.m-5:00 p.m. – Workshop W-2: Putting the "M" in ERM: Best Practices in Electronic Resources Management (with CS-SIS) – PCC-Room 203(A) [Description]
- 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. – Innovative Law Users Group – Marriott Room 302-306
- 7:00-8:00 p.m. – TS/OBS/RIPS/CS-SIS Joint Reception (sponsored by Innovative Interfaces) – Maggiano's Little Italy (1201 Filbert St.; get map)
Sunday, July 24, 2011
- 7:00-8:45 a.m. – Cataloging and Classification Standing Committee – PCC-Room 102(A)
- Noon-1:15 p.m.
- Executive Board Meeting 2010-2011 (outgoing) – PCC-Room 106(B)
- Rare Book Roundtable – Marriott-Conference Suite 3
- Collection Development Committee Meeting (ALL-SIS) – PCC-Room 101
- Aleph Users Group Meeting (OBS-SIS) – Marriott-Independence Ballroom
- InMagic Users Group Meeting (OBS-SIS) – Marriott-Independence Ballroom
- Sirsi/Dynix Users Group Meeting (OBS-SIS) – Marriott-Independence Ballroom
- Softlink Users Group (OBS-SIS) – Marriott-Independence Ballroom
- Voyager Users Group Meeting (OBS-SIS) – Marriott-Independence Ballroom
- 1:30-2:45 p.m.
- Descriptive Cataloging Policy Advisory Working Group Meeting – PCC-Room 106(A)
- Education Committee Meeting for 2012 Annual Meeting – PCC-Room 104(B)
- 3:00-4:00 p.m.
- 4:15-5:15 p.m.
- Program C-4: Cutting Beyond the Bone: Managing in an Age of Austerity – PCC-Room 204(A) [Description]
- Cataloging and Classification Roundtable – Marriott-Liberty Ballroom Salon C
- 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Business and Awards Meeting – PCC-Room 203(B)
Monday, July 25, 2011
- 7:00-8:30 a.m.
- Classification and Subject Policy Advisory Working Group – PCC-Room 104(A)
- Acquisitions Standing Committee/Roundtable Meeting – PCC-Room 105(B)
- Joint Research Grant Committee Meeting (OBS-SIS and TS-SIS) – Marriott Room 307
- 8:45-9:45 a.m. – Program D-1: RDA for Everyone: Resource Description Access Explained to Non-Catalogers – PCC-Room 108(AB) [Description]
- 10:00-10:30 a.m. – TSLL Executive Board Meeting – PCC-Room 110A
- 10:45-11:45 a.m.
- Program F-1: Authority Control Vocabularies and the Semantic Web – PCC-Room 108(AB) [Description]
- Membership Committee Meeting – PCC-Room 110(A)
- Noon-1:15 p.m. – Heads of Cataloging Roundtable – PCC-Room 106(B)
- 2:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
- 5:30-6:30 p.m.
- Task Force on Vendor Supplied Bibliographic Records – PCC-Room 104(A)
- Technical Services Management Issues Roundtable – PCC-Room 109(B)
- Website Advisory Roundtable – PCC-Room 110(A)
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
- 7:00-8:45 a.m. – Serials Standing Committee – PCC-Room 109(B)
- 9:00-10:30 a.m.
- New Catalogers Roundtable – PCC-Room 106(A)
- TS-SIS Program: Hot Topic Program: The RDA Decision and What it Means for Me and My Library – PCC-Room 111(B) [Description]
Watch this program (click below or view on YouTube).
Ashley Moye (Charlotte School of Law) commented on the Hot Topic Program in an August 9, 2011 post on the AALL Spectrum blog
- OCLC Update and Roundtable (OBS-SIS) – PCC-Room 112(A)
- Researchers Roundtable (OBS-SIS & TS-SIS) – PCC-Room 109(A)
- 10:45-11:30 a.m. – Program I-1: RDA Test: Law Catalogers' Perspectives (with OBS-SIS) – PCC-Room 108(AB) [Description]
- 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
- Preservation Standing Committee – PCC-Room 106(A)
- TS-SIS Program: Analyzing, Managing and Communication About Library Budgets: How Are You Doing it? – PCC-Room 203(A) [Description]
- Heads of Systems Roundtable (OBS-SIS) – PCC-Room 109(B)
- Collection Development Roundtable (ALL-SIS) – PCC-Room 304
- 3:15-4:15 p.m. – Program K-4: Enhancing Library Services with Technical Services Skills: From the Backroom to the Front Lines – PCC-Room 204(A) [Description]
- 4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m. – Executive Board Meeting 2011-2012 (incoming) – PCC-Room 106(B)