Library Technology at the ALA 2017 Annual Conference

ALA 2017 Annual Conference

The ALA 2017 Annual Conference is just one week 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 of programs related to library technology.  You’ll find interest groups and sessions on data and metadata, makerspaces, UX, Linked Data, ILS and LMS, websites, mobile apps, emerging technologies, and more.  Committee meetings were not included.

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

Building Successful Digital Programs at Small Institutions
Friday, June 23 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

ALA Software Demonstrations
Friday, June 23 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Unconference
Friday, June 23 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

LITA AvramCamp
Friday, June 23 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Northwestern University

Harold Washington Library Center MakerLab Tours
Friday, June 23 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM, Harold Washington Library Center

PLAmetrics – Managing with Data
Friday, June 23 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM, Radisson Blu, Aegean

Harold Washington Library Center YOUmedia Tours
Friday, June 23 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM, Harold Washington Library Center

Digital Literacy Initiative Meeting (PLA)
Friday, June 23 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

LITA Conference Kickoff
Friday, June 23 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM


Privacy is the Future: The Library’s Role as Educator, Defender and Enforcer
Saturday, June 24 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Creating the Future of Digital Scholarship Together: Collaboration from Within Your Library
Saturday, June 24 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Intellectual Freedom and Open Access: Working Toward a Common Goal?
Saturday, June 24 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Linked Library Data Interest Group (ALCTS LITA): Applicability and Practicality of BIBFRAME
Saturday, June 24 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Mobile Apps Roundtable Discussion: What can a mobile application do to promote patron loyalty to the library?
Saturday, June 24 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Personalizing Assessment: Making Collections Data Work for You
Saturday, June 24 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group (ALCTS)
Saturday, June 24 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

The Internet Archive: Making your library a digital library by 2020
Saturday, June 24 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Enhancing Discovery of Unique Collections: Get Ahead of the Game
Saturday, June 24 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Executive Perspectives: a strategic view of the Library Technology Industry
Saturday, June 24 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Creating a Library-Owned Marketplace
Saturday, June 24 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

LITA All Committees and Interest Groups Meeting
Saturday, June 24 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

LITA Altmetrics and Digital Analytics Interest Group
Saturday, June 24 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

LITA Instructional Technologies Interest Group
Saturday, June 24 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

OCLC Linked Data Roundtable: Stories from the Front
Saturday, June 24 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Video as Research Data: Challenges & Solutions in Video Data Preservation
Saturday, June 24 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

What Your Library Data ISN’T Telling You: New Features in Library Services Platform Analytics
Saturday, June 24 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Dark Web for All!: Exploring the Implications of the Dark Web for Privacy and Intellectual Freedom
Saturday, June 24 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Harold Washington Library Center MakerLab Tours
Saturday, June 24 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM, Harold Washington Library Center

ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group: Understanding Academic Research: Free and Low-Cost Tools & Workflows
Saturday, June 24 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Cyberlaw for Information Professionals
Saturday, June 24 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Electronic Resources Interest Group (ALCTS)
Saturday, June 24 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Enhancing the use of Special Collections Through Technologies
Saturday, June 24 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

LITA User Experience Interest Group
Saturday, June 24 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

OITP – Start your library’s coding club with Google’s CS First and other free resources
Saturday, June 24 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Technologies That Enhance the First Year Experience (RUSA_ETS)
Saturday, June 24 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Universal Accessibility Interest Group Meeting
Saturday, June 24 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Unpacking Openness
Saturday, June 24 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Making to Make a Difference
Saturday, June 24 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Harold Washington Library Center YOUmedia Tours
Saturday, June 24 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Bridging the Bilingual Divide: Best Practices for Bilingual and Multilingual Websites
Saturday, June 24 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

DK ‘Code Breaking’ Event
Saturday, June 24 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Hacking the Web of Science data?- From bibliometric projects to researcher portals
Saturday, June 24 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Makerspaces & Active Learners
Saturday, June 24 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

OITP – Libraries as change agents in reducing implicit bias: Partnering with Google to support 21st Century skills for all youth
Saturday, June 24 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

OKR: Strategic planning for makers, techies, and anyone else who would rather get things done than sit in a meeting
Saturday, June 24 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Perspectives on Data Publishing: Opportunities and Challenges
Saturday, June 24 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

What Happens to the Library Catalog in the Age of Linked Data?
Saturday, June 24 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Comparing Free Tools for Authoring Open Textbooks and Books
Saturday, June 24 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

MARC Format Transition Interest Group (ALCTS LITA): What happens to the library catalog in the age of linked data?: Discussion & Reaction Panel
Saturday, June 24 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM


College and Research Libraries Interest Group (ALCTS CRS): Data and Text Mining
Sunday, June 25 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

D3.js – Data Visualization Tools and Techniques
Sunday, June 25 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Design for Accessibility: A New Tool for You
Sunday, June 25 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Digital Preservation Interest Group (ALCTS PARS): Best Practices for Digital Preservation
Sunday, June 25 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

New Library Management Systems: Are They Giving Us What We Need?
Sunday, June 25 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Cleaning Up the Mess: Modernizing Your Dev Team’s Outdated Workflow
Sunday, June 25 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Collecting Library Data: Policies and Data Management Procedures for Improvement
Sunday, June 25 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

How to Run a Tech Space
Sunday, June 25 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

LC BIBFRAME Update Forum
Sunday, June 25 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Resource Access for the 21st Century: Toward A Modern Access Architecture
Sunday, June 25 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Create, Communicate, Captivate: Inspiring Media Production in Your Library
Sunday, June 25 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Electronic Resources Management Interest Group (LITA ALCTS): Placing the User at the Center of Electronic Resources
Sunday, June 25 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Finding the Right API for You: A Technical Services Workflow Perspective
Sunday, June 25 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

ILS Migration Stories: Naked Data and Change Management (LLAMA Technology Community of Practice)
Sunday, June 25 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

LITA Drupal4Lib Interest Group
Sunday, June 25 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

LITA Top Technology Trends
Sunday, June 25 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

OITP – Get Your Library #ReadytoCode
Sunday, June 25 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Collection Management and Electronic Resources Interest Group (ALCTS CMS): E-resource Preservation Strategies
Sunday, June 25 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

LITA Heads of Library Technology Interest Group
Sunday, June 25 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

LITA Open Source Systems Interest Group
Sunday, June 25 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

How to reach new audiences, communicate innovation, and build partnerships: A university library makerspace case study (LLAMA Public Relations and Marketing Community of Practice)
Sunday, June 25 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Makerspaces: The View From Here
Sunday, June 25 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM


FOLIO 101: Meet the community members
Monday, June 26 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Implementing Gamified Assessment and Badges: A Practical Guide
Monday, June 26 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

OERs: Science Liaisons Strengthening the Academy with Open Resources
Monday, June 26 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

LITA Game Making Interest Group
Monday, June 26 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

LITA Maker Technology Interest Group
Monday, June 26 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Harold Washington Library Center MakerLab Tours
Monday, June 26 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

The Library of 2020 – Building A Collaborative Digital Collection of 4 Million Books
Monday, June 26 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Harold Washington Library Center YOUmedia Tours
Monday, June 26 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Maker Pace: Start small and build meaning
Monday, June 26 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

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