Library Technology at the ALA 2016 Annual Conference

ALA 2016 Annual Conference

The ALA 2016 Annual Conference is just about a month away.  The conference covers a myriad of library topics and sorting through the program sessions to find the ones focused on library technology takes effort.  Let us do the work for you.

Here is our list programs related to library technology.  You find interest groups and sessions on data and metadata, makerspaces, UX, Linked Data, ILS and LMS, websites, mobile apps, emerging technologies, and more. Committee meeting were not included.

For official descriptions, speakers, and final schedule, please check the conference Full Schedule page.

Making Sense of Data Through Visualization
Thursday, 6/23, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, University of Central Florida

Business Data for Librarians (RUSA BRASS)
Friday, 6/24, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Metadata Madness!! : An Unconference on Anything You Want to Learn
Friday, 6/24, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Technical Services Directors of Large Research Libraries Interest Group
Friday, 6/24, 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Exploring Learning Through Making
Friday, 6/24, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Technology Tools and Transforming Librarianship
Friday, 6/24, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

LITA Open House
Friday, 6/24, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

ALCTS 101
Friday, 6/24, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM


Academic Libraries and Open Educational Resources : Developing Partnerships
Saturday, 6/25, 7:30 AM – 10:00 PM

Harvesting Repositories: DPLA, Europeana, & WorldCat Case Studies
Saturday, 6/25, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Linked Data – Globally Connecting Libraries, Archives, and Museums
Saturday, 6/25, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Linked Library Data Interest Group
Saturday, 6/25, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

OCLC WorldShare Management Services: A Library Community Collaborating in the Cloud
Saturday, 6/25, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

OverDrive Roadmap Breakfast
Saturday, 6/25, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Redefining the Integrated Library System – Hosted by the Open Library Foundation
Saturday, 6/25, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

ERT Program: Evolving Your Library Services to Meet the Needs of a New Mobile World
Saturday, 6/25, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Executive Perspectives: A Strategic View of the Library Technology Industry
Saturday, 6/25, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

How Local Libraries Can Protect Global Internet Freedom: The Library Freedom Project’s Tor Relay Initiative
Saturday, 6/25, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Joyous Paranoia: How Libraries Misunderstand and Mismanage Disruptive Innovation
Saturday, 6/25, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

LITA Committee Meetings
Saturday, 6/25, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

OCLC Linked Data Roundtable: Stories from the Front
Saturday, 6/25, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

The Evolving Role of the Library in Institutional and Faculty Assessment – A Discussion of Research Metrics
Saturday, 6/25, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

The Importance & Basics Of Starting A Coding Group At Your Library
Saturday, 6/25, 10:45 AM – 11:50 AM [Check Program]

2016 AASL Best Websites and Apps Revealed
Saturday, 6/25, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

A Spectrum of Digital Initiatives: Project and Pedagogical Collaborations in Digital Humanities
Saturday, 6/25, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Digital Conversion Interest Group
Saturday, 6/25, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Electronic Resources Interest Group
Saturday, 6/25, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Image Resources Interest Group Meeting
Saturday, 6/25, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Library Consortia, E-books and the Power of Libraries: Innovative Shared E-book Delivery Models from a Library Consortium near You
Saturday, 6/25, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Library of the Future – Learning with the Raspberry Pi Foundation
Saturday, 6/25, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

LITA Drupal4Lib Interest Group
Saturday, 6/25, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

LITA Emerging Technologies Interest Group
Saturday, 6/25, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

LITA Imagineering – Science Fiction/Fantasy and Information Technology: Where We Are and Where We Could Have Been
Saturday, 6/25, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

OCLC Data-driven Website Design: Using Analytics to Maximize Search Box Use on Your Website
Saturday, 6/25, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Universal Accessibility Interest Group Meeting
Saturday, 6/25, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

NISO Altmetrics Inititative: Supporting Altmetrics in the Community
Saturday, 6/25, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Usage, Data, Metadata and UX: What Is Driving Your Discovery Solution?
Saturday, 6/25, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

LITA Open Source Systems Interest Group
Saturday, 6/25, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

DK Computer Coding Event
Saturday, 6/25, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Evergreen ILS Community Meetup
Saturday, 6/25, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Green Screen: Quick & Dirty
Saturday, 6/25, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

LITA Women in Technology Interest Group
Saturday, 6/25, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Preservation Showdown
Saturday, 6/25, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Technical Services Interest Group
Saturday, 6/25, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Streaming Happy Hour: Continue the Digital Conversation (with Drinks!) and a Brief Introduction to Film Platform
Saturday, 6/25, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM


Conversation Starter: Thinking Like A Bad Guy: Hack Yourself And Your Library
Sunday, 6/26, 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM

Digital Preservation Interest Group
Sunday, 6/26, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Metadata Interest Group
Sunday, 6/26, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

OCLC Electronic Subscriptions, Licenses, Analytics and Metadata: OCLC’s EServices from End to End
Sunday, 6/26, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Women in Library Technology Leadership
Sunday, 6/26, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

A Library App: Driving a Better Customer Experience & the Metrics That Matter
Sunday, 6/26, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Content Strategy for Responsive Library Websites
Sunday, 6/26, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

From Macro to Micro: How Small-Scale Digitization Can Make a Big Difference
Sunday, 6/26, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Library I.T.: Information Technologists or Information Thought-leaders?
Sunday, 6/26, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

LITA Imagineering Interest Group
Sunday, 6/26, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Trends, Challenges, and Emerging Technologies: The NMC Horizon Report – 2015 Library Edition
Sunday, 6/26, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

LC BIBFRAME Update Forum
Sunday, 6/26, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

3D Printing: Programs and Partnerships
Sunday, 6/26, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Electronic Resources Management Interest Group
Sunday, 6/26, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Emerging Technologies Librarians: Changing Roles for Changing Times (RUSA_ETS)
Sunday, 6/26, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

LITA Top Tech Trends
Sunday, 6/26, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Collection Management and Electronic Resources Interest Group
Sunday, 6/26, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

How to Implement Things When People Hate Change
Sunday, 6/26, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

This Is What a MakerSpace Looks Like: A Visual Perspective
Sunday, 6/26, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Conversation Starter: How to get beyond the ‘Agree’ button in Privacy Policies: making privacy awareness an everyday topic in libraries.
Sunday, 6/26, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Applying the Inverted Pyramid at the Intersection of Service and Information Design
Sunday, 6/26, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

LITA User Experience Interest Group
Sunday, 6/26, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

LITA Happy Hour
Sunday, 6/26, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM


Great Games and Gamification in Libraries
Monday, 6/27, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

NISO Open Discovery Initiative Update
Monday, 6/27, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Tech in the Streets
Monday, 6/27, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Conversation Starter: #Libraryscopes – Live Streaming in the Library: The New and Interactive Social Media Platforms
Monday, 6/27, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

Collaborating for the Future: A Consortial Approach to Next Generation Library Systems
Monday, 6/27, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

How Libraries Encourage Broadband Adoption
Monday, 6/27, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Improve Services and Create Value: Using Data to Guide Your Library’s Strategic Planning Process
Monday, 6/27, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Library of the Future – Learning with Matthew Broffman and Innovation at the City of Orlando
Monday, 6/27, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

LITA Game Making Interest Group
Monday, 6/27, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Five Super Easy Makerspace Programs that will Bring in the Crowds
Monday, 6/27, 11:30 AM – 11:35 AM [Check Program]

Designing Successful Online Communities to Connect Libraries with Users
Monday, 6/27, 11:40 AM – 11:45 AM [Check Program]

50+ Tech Tools in 90 Minutes
Monday, 6/27, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Adapting to New Digital Technology Trends: Stretching and Flexing the Organization with New Highly Trained Technical Personnel
Monday, 6/27, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Government Data Centers: A Look Under the Hood
Monday, 6/27, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

PINES: Story of a Statewide Library Consortium
Monday, 6/27, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

RDA Tech Forum
Monday, 6/27, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM