2016 Annual Meeting Information

Here is the slate of TS-SIS meetings, the TS-SIS sponsored program, and other programs that technical services librarians may find of interest at the the 2016 AALL Annual Meeting, July 16-19, 2016, in Chicago, Illinois.

Updated 7/18/2016 – Send updates/corrections to: Martin Wisneski, Washburn University Law Library

See also:

Attend TS-SIS Awards and Business Meeting “Virtually”

The 2016 TS-SIS Award and Business Meeting will be held in person and online on Monday July 18, 2016 from 3:30-4:45 p.m. central time (agenda (19 KB PDF)). This meeting will include a run-off election and a bylaws vote (see below). To attend “virtually,” send an email to Pat Roncevich, TS-SIS Secretary (roncevic@pitt.edu) by 4:00 p.m. eastern time on Thursday, July 14, to register. Only registered virtual attendees will receive personalized links to the WebEx live stream and the online ballot.

TS-SIS Annual Meeting VIP

The Technical Services Special Interest Section (TS-SIS) will host Rachel Fewell as its VIP during the 2016 Annual Meeting. Rachel is the Central Library Administrator at the Denver Public Library. In her previous role, she was the Collection Services Manager and project manager for Denver Public Library’s involvement in the Library Link initiative. Denver Public Library has taken the lead in transforming library catalog data into a format the internet can read, consume, and return relevant results to anyone searching the web. Rachel will be presenting at the “Linked Data and BIBFRAME in Action” workshop on Saturday and the “Creating the Future of Discovery and Research” program on Sunday. She will also attend the Marla Schwartz Reception on Sunday evening and the TS-SIS Awards and Business Meeting on Monday. Learn more about Rachel on her LinkedIn profile.

Proposed Bylaws Revisions

During the TS-SIS Awards and Business Meeting (Monday, July 18, 2016, Section members will vote to adopt revised Bylaws. The revised Bylaws change procedures in event of tie vote (Article IV, Section 4 (f)), clarify the use of electronic balloting to vote on bylaw amendments (Article VIII), simplify references to the Section and Association, clarify that the terms of office begin and end at the adjournment of annual business meeting, expand procedures for calls for nominations, move section on Nominating Committee from Article IV to Article VII, and delet Article VIII on Parliamentary Authority as redundant.
See: Clean Version (159 KB PDF) | Red-lined Version (170 KB PDF) | Current Version

Meeting/Program Locations:


  • 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. – Innovative Law Users Group – Hyatt-Michigan 1 BC
  • 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Workshop W4: RDA Hugo-a-thon – CANCELLED
  • 1:45-2:45 p.m. – TSLL Editorial Board Meeting – Hyatt-Skyway 260. Tentative agenda:
    1. Welcome and Introductions
    2. Volume 41, 2015-2016 review
    3. Anticipated changes for Volume 42, 2016-2017
    4. Other items for discussion
    5. Adjournment
  • 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. – Workshop W5: Linked Data and BIBFRAME in Action: From Theory to Practice – Hyatt-Columbus AB – [Description at AALL website]
  • 5:00-6:30 p.m. – Exhibit Hall Ribbon Cutting/Opening Reception – Hyatt-Riverside Exhibit Hall
  • 7:00-9:00 p.m. – TS/OBS/RIPS/CS-SIS Joint Reception (sponsored by Innovative Interfaces) – Hyatt-Columbus A-D

SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016

  • 7:30-8:45 a.m.
    • OBS-SIS Executive Board Meeting (outgoing and incoming) – Hyatt-Addams
    • Heads of Cataloging at Large Law Libraries (a.k.a. Big Heads) Roundtable – Hyatt-Toronto
  • 10:15 a.m. – Exhibit Hall Opens (refreshment break, 10:15-11:15 a.m.; closes 5:00 p.m.)
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    • Program A3: Crowdsourcing: a Skill Set to Manage the Legal Information of the Future – Hyatt-Regency Ballroom A – [Description at AALL website]
    • Program A4: “Are People Even Using This Database?”: e-Resources and Statistics – Hyatt-Regency Ballroom D – [Description at AALL website]
  • 12:30-2:00 p.m.
    • Cataloging and Classification Standing Committee Meeting and Roundtables – Hyatt-Comiskey
    • Collection Development Roundtable (ALL-SIS) – Hyatt-Columbian [Contact Anna Lawless-Collins, lawlessa@bu.edu, with discussion topic suggestions.]
    • Legal Information Preservation Alliance Business Meeting and Program – Hyatt-Michigan AB
      Abbie Grotke, Lead Information Technology Specialist on the Library of Congress Web Archiving Team will present on web archiving generally at the Library of Congress and relevant collaborative projects such as the International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) and the web archiving survey. Andrew Weber, Legislative Information Systems Manager in the Law Library of Congress will talk about the Law Library’s role in web archiving and the collections that are being archived. LIPA will also be in the Exhibit Hall in booth 819.
  • 2:30-3:30 p.m. – Program B3: Promoting the Value of Technical Services at Budget Time: Practical Advice for Directors and Managers – Hyatt-Columbus KL – [Description at AALL website]
  • 4:00-5:00 p.m.
    • Program C5: Creating the Future of Discovery and Research: BIBFRAME 101 for Library Directors (and Everyone Else) – Hyatt-Regency Ballroom C – [Description at AALL website]
    • Program C6: Enterprise Search Initiatives: New Opportunities for Your Organization – Hyatt-Columbus IJ – [Description at AALL website]
  • 5:15-6:30 p.m.
    • Descriptive Cataloging Policy Advisory Working Group Meeting – Hyatt-Columbus CD. Agenda:
      1. Welcome and introductions
      2. Cataloging Legal Literature (CLL4) and descriptive issues (Melody and Melissa)
      3. Discussion Paper for Law Catalogers: Distinguishing Authorized Access Points for Law Materials: Update (Jean and/or Melissa)
      4. DCAG Projects for 2016/2017
        • Task Group on Enacting Jurisdiction/Jurisdiction Governed (John and/or George)
        • Revision/addition of LC-PCC PS, RDA instructions, or more best practice documents
        • Other projects
      5. New business
      6. Continuation of discussion (if time permits) from Cataloging and Classification Standing Committee Meeting and Roundtable
    • TS-SIS Hot Topic Forum – Hyatt-Gold Coast
      This session will consist of small group discussions about current issues in technical services topic areas. Each discussion will take place at a designated table with a facilitator. Contact Jennifer Noga (nogajl@wfu.edu) or the topic facilitator in advance with any issues you would like to discuss.

  • 6:30-9:00 p.m. – Marla Schwartz Grant Fund Reception – CANCELLED; AALL Headquarters is in the process of refunding tickets.
    You can still support the grant by participating in the Marla Schwartz Online Auction or by donating directly.

MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016

  • 7:30-8:30 a.m.
    • Vendor-Supplied Records Advisory Working Group Meeting – Hyatt-Toronto
    • OCLC Update (OBS-SIS) – Hyatt-Acapulco
      • Rob Favini from OCLC provides an update about recent OCLC activities. Send questions for Mr. Favini in advance to Jason LeMay at jason.lemay@emory.edu.
  • 8:45 a.m. – Exhibit Hall Opens (breakfast, 8:30-9:30 a.m.; closes 5:00 p.m.)
  • 9:45-10:45 a.m. – Program D3: Search Does Not Equal Research: Implications for Discovery Layer Design (OBS-SIS) – Hyatt-Columbus IJ – [Description at AALL website]
  • 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
  • 3:30-4:45 p.m. – Awards and Business Meeting (sponsored by Bloomberg BNA, LexisNexis, Thomson Reuters, and Wolters Kluwer) – Hyatt-Columbus AB – See the agenda (19 KB PDF; updated 7/13/2016) – 7/17 Update: Ashley Moye has withdrawn from the TS Vice-Chair run off election; single candidate ballots will be distributed; there is no change to the agenda.
  • 5:00-6:00 p.m. – OBS-SIS Business Meeting – Hyatt-Michigan 3
  • 5:00-6:30 p.m.
    • Acquisitions and Serials Standing Committees and Roundtables Meeting – Hyatt-Columbian
    • Classification and Subject Cataloging Policy Advisory Working Group Meeting – Hyatt-Acapulco. Agenda:
      • Welcome and introductions
      • Report from the co-chairs (Yael Mandelstam & Suzanne Graham)
      • Subject heading Illegal aliens (Lia)
      • Law-related demographic terms for Library of Congress Demographic Group Terms (Lia)
      • New wording for UFs Tribal by-laws and Tribal ordinances under genre/form term Statutes and codes
      • Genre/form Legal opinions
      • Retrospective application of genre/form terms
      • Creating Cataloging Legal Literature (CLL4): process, structure, and special challenges (Melody Lembke)
      • New business

TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016

  • 7:00-8:15 a.m.
    • Management Issues Roundtable – Hyatt-Columbus CD
    • Professional Development Committee Meeting – Hyatt-Toronto
    • Local Systems User Group (OBS-SIS) – Hyatt-Michigan 1 AB
  • 9:00 a.m. – Exhibit Hall Opens (refreshment break, 9:45-10:45 a.m.; closes 12:00 p.m.)