UCB Librarians at ALA

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The American Library Association (ALA) 2015 Annual Conference will take place from June 25-30 in San Francisco and will feature a number of presentations, posters, and discussions by UC Berkeley Librarians. Below are a few highlights to add to your ALA schedule.

International and Area Studies Workshop for Librarians
Friday, June 26 – 9:00am to 4:30pm, The Book Club of California
Claude Potts will present along with six other librarians from across the country in a full-day preconference workshop designed to assist librarians who are newly responsible for Latin American, Iberian, and Western European subject areas.

Academic Integrity: An Opportunity for Faculty Development
Saturday, June 27 – 10:30 to 11:30am, Convention Center 2024 (W)
Corliss Lee and Lynn Jones from the Library will join Richard Freishtat from the Center for Teaching and Learning to discuss a campus-wide task force that is beginning to use faculty concern about plagiarism and cheating as a faculty development opportunity.

Empowering the Frontline: A Dynamic Online Reference Manual and Training Session for Student Library Employee Reference Skills
Saturday, June 27 – 12:30 to 2:00 pm, Convention Center Exhibit Hall, Poster Session Table 16
Jeffery Loo, Brian Quigley, Lisa Ngo, Susan Powell, and Samantha Teplitzky will present on the EPS Division’s active training program for student library employee reference skills that is based upon a dynamic online reference manual continuously improved by student feedback.

Beyond Tintin: Collecting European Comics in the U.S.
Saturday, June 27 – 1:00pm to 2:30pm, Convention Center 3004 (W)
With others from SEES and WESS, Claude Potts and Liladhar Pendse have put together an engaging panel of experts on European comics and graphic novels and their evolving place in academic libraries.

Cross Regional Studies and Resources on Asia, Africa and Middle East
Saturday, June 27 – 3:00 to 4:00pm, Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Room 21
A number of librarians will present as part of the ACRL & AAMES Forum:

  • Southeast Asia Collection Appraisal & Acquisitions in Paris: Quality & Impact / by Virginia Shih
  • Fostering Collaboration and Improving Access: Two Area Studies Librarians’ Cooperative Collection Development Experience / by Liladhar Pendse and Jianye He
  • Open Access in Asia / by Susan Xue

Plotting a new “maptastic” course: building community and unearthing collections through pop-up exhibits
Sunday, June 28 – 12:30 to 2:00 pm, Convention Center Exhibit Hall, Poster Session Table 25
Susan Powell and Samantha Teplitzky will present a poster about the evolution of the Maps and More series at the Earth Sciences & Map Library.

Examining Discovery Platforms within the New Framework of Information Literacy
Sunday, June 28th, 3-4 pm, Convention Center MCC-133 (N)
Cody Hennesy will present a lightning talk on teaching discovery-scale searching during the Reference Services Section Discovery Services Discussion Forum.

See also: the Rare Books and Manuscript Section Conference, where many UCB librarians and archivists are also playing a central role.