Library of Congress employees will speak or otherwise represent the Library at the following events during the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, Wash., Jan. 24-29, 2013. Events are presented in chronological order. The Library’s exhibit booth is no. 603 in the Washington State Convention Center. The Library of Congress’s booth manager is Isabella Marques de Castilla. Karl Debus-López completed his term as Past President of FAFLRT at the end of June 2012. He also completed his terms on the ALCTS Acquisitions Section Publications Committee and the ALCTS Publications Committee.

Visit the Library of Congress Exhibit Booth #603 at the Washington State Convention Center(800 Convention Place, Seattle, WA 98101). Exhibit booth hours are:

  • Friday, January 25: 5:30-7:30pm (ribbon-cutting at 5:15pm)
  • Saturday/Sunday, January 26/27: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Monday, January 28: 9:00am-2:00pm

Cancellations

The CIP Advisory Group will not meet in Seattle.
There will not be a US National Libraries RDA Test Forum in Seattle.  The Forum originally announced for Saturday, Jan. 26, is cancelled.

THURSDAY, January 24

Program for Cooperative Cataloging Steering Committee. Jan. 24, 2:00-5:00 pm, Washington State Convention Center-Rm. 304. From LC: Judith Cannan, Les Hawkins, Beacher Wiggins. (Closed meeting.)

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FRIDAY, January 25

ALCTS Technical Services Directors of Large Research Libraries (“Big Heads”). Jan. 25, 8:30-11:30 am, Westin Seattle-Grand I. LC representative: Beacher Wiggins.

ALCTS CaMMS (Cataloging and Metadata Management Section) Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group. Jan. 25, 1:00-2:30 pm, Seattle Grand-Eliza Anderson Amphitheater. Chair: Angela Kinney.

ARL (Association of Research Libraries) Library Assessment Forum. Jan. 25, 1:30-3:00 pm, Sheraton Seattle-Ravenna Room.  From LC: Susan Morris.

OCLC Research Library Partners Metadata Managers Focus Group. Jan. 25, 1:30-3:30 pm, Sheraton Seattle-Cirrus Room. LC report: Beacher Wiggins. (Closed meeting.)

Program for Cooperative Cataloging PCC Trainers. Jan. 25, 2:30-4:00 pm, Washington State Convention Center-Rm. 210. From LC: Judith Cannan, Ana Cristán. (Closed meeting.)

RUSA (Reference and User Services Association) Executive Committee. Jan. 25, 3:00-4:00 pm, Washington State Convention Center-Rm. 209. RUSA secretary: Carolyn Larson.

GODORT (ALA Government Documents Round Table) Program Committee I. Jan. 25, 3:00-4:00 pm, W Hotel Seattle-Studio 1. Attending from LC for GODORT State and Local Governments Task Force: Dwight Powell.

ARL (Association of Research Libraries) Survey Coordinators. Jan. 25, 3:30 to 5:00 pm, Sheraton Seattle-Ravenna Room. ARL survey coordinator for LC: Susan Morris.

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SATURDAY, January 26

OCLC Dewey Update Breakfast and ALCTS Public Libraries Technical Services Interest Group, Jan. 26, 7:00-10:00 am, Washington State Convention Center-TCC 202. LC report and presentations on “AutoDewey” and “Classify”: Julianne Beall, Caroline Saccucci.

Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA). Board of Directors I and Leadership Session. Jan. 26, 8:00-11:30 am, Washington State Convention Center-Rm. 201. Director-at-large: Sherrod “Steve” Prine. Continues on Jan. 28.

ALCTS CaMMS (Cataloging and Metadata Management Section) Copy Cataloging Interest Group. Jan. 26, 8:30-10:00 am, Renaissance Seattle Hotel-Compass South. LC report: Angela Kinney.

RUSA STARS (Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section) Codes, Guidelines, and Technical Standards Committee. Jan. 26, 8:30-10:00 am, Hyatt-Ballroom A/B. LC liaison: Candice Townsend.

ACRL AFAS (Association of College and Research Libraries, African American Studies Librarians Section) Executive Committee. Jan. 26, 8:30-10:00 am, Westin Seattle-Adams Rm. Member from LC: Lavonda Broadnax.

REFORMA All-Committee Meeting I. Jan. 26, 8:30-10:00 am, W Hotel Seattle-Great Room 1A. From LC: Ana Cristán.

ALCTS CaMMS (Cataloging and Metadata Management Section) SAC (Subject Access Committee) Subcommittee on Genre/Form for LCGFT Literature Terms. Jan. 26, 8:30-10:00 am, Washington State Convention Center-Rm. 306. LC liaison: Janis L. Young.

ALCTS Chief Collection Development Officers of Large Research Libraries Discussion Group. Jan. 26, 8:30-11:30 am, Westin Seattle-Grand I. Representing LC: Roberta I. Shaffer.

Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) Machine-Assisted Reference Section (MARS) Planning Committee (8:30-10:00 am) and Executive Committee (10:00-11:30 am). Jan. 26, 8:30-11:30 am, Washington State Convention Center-TCC 205. Ex officio member: Carolyn Larson.

ALCTS Subject Analysis Committee (SAC). Jan. 26, 8:30-11:30 am, Renaissance Seattle Hotel-Madison Salon C. LC report: Janis L. Young. (Continues Jan. 26.)

ALCTS Continuing Resources Section All-Committee Meeting. Jan. 26, 8:30-11:30 am, Renaissance Seattle Hotel-Madison Salon A/B.  ISSN report to CRS Standards Committee and CRS Cataloging Committee: Regina Romano Reynolds.

ALCTS PARS Preservation Administrators Interest Group. Jan. 26, 8:30-11:30 am, FAIR-Metropole. LC report: Jeanne Drewes.

RUSA MARS Planning Committee. 8:30-10am and Executive Committee Meeting I (10-11:30am). Jan. 26, 8:30-11:30 am, Washington State Convention Center-TCC-205. Member from LC: Donna Scanlon. Consultant and RUSA secretary: Carolyn Larson.

ACRL AFAS (Association of College and Research Libraries, African American Studies Librarians Section) General Membership Meeting. Jan. 26, 10:30-11:30 am, Westin Seattle-Cascade Rm II. From LC: Lavonda Broadnax.

OCLC Linked Data Roundtable. Jan. 26, 10:30 am-12:00 pm, Washington State Convention Center-Rm. 213. Speaker on Linked Data and LC “Bibframe”: Kevin Ford.

MARBI (ALCTS/LITA/RUSA Machine-Readable Bibliographic Information Committee). Jan. 26, 10:30 am-12:00 pm, Westin Seattle-Elliott Bay. LC representative: Sally McCallum. Meeting continues Jan. 27 and 28.

ALCTS CaMMS CC:DA (Cataloging and Metadata Management Section, Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access). Jan. 26, 1:00-5:30 pm, Westin Seattle-Grand I. LC report: Dave Reser.

RUSA (Reference and User Services Association) Board of Directors I. Jan. 26, 1:30-3:30 pm, Washington State Convention Center-TCC 205. RUSA secretary: Carolyn Larson. Continues Jan. 28.

ALCTS CaMMS (Cataloging and Metadata Management Section) SAC (Subject Access Committee) Subcommittee on Genre/Form Implementation. Jan. 26, 1:30-5:00 pm, Renaissance Seattle Hotel-Madison Salon C. LC liaison: Janis L. Young. Meeting continues on Jan. 28.

LITA/ALCTS MARC Formats Transition Interest Group. Jan. 26, 3:00-4:00 pm, Renaissance Seattle Hotel-Compass South Rm. “Transforming MARC: Repurposing, Reusing and Reimagining Data from MARC Records.” Speaker from LC on “A Lossless Method to Map MARC Data”: Sally McCallum.

ALA Council/Executive Board/Membership Information Session. Jan. 26, 3:00-4:30 pm, Sheraton Seattle-Grand Ballroom. Council member: Joan Weeks.

ALCTS Continuing Resources Section. “Linked Data for Holdings and Cataloging: The first step is the hardest!” Jan. 26, 3:00-5:30 pm, Washington State Convention Center-Rm. 611-614. Speakers include Eric Miller, on contract to Library of Congress.

GODORT State and Local Documents Task Force. Jan. 27, 4:30-5:30 pm, W Hotel Seattle-Great Rm. 2BC. From LC: Dwight Powell.

Virtual Reference Discussion Forum. Jan. 26, 4:30-5:30 pm, Washington State Convention Center-Rm. 619. From LC: Donna Scanlon.

ALCTS CaMMS Committee on Cataloging: Asian and African Materials. Jan. 26, 4:30-5:30 pm, Washington State Convention Center-TCC 214. Dewey report: Julianne Beall.

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SUNDAY, January 27

ALA Council I. Jan. 27, 8:30-11:00 am, Sheraton Seattle-Grand Ballroom. Council member: Joan Weeks. Continues on Jan. 28.

ALA MAGIRT (Maps and Geospatial Information Round Table) Cataloging and Classification Committee. Jan. 27, 8:30-11:30 am, Sheraton Seattle-Jefferson. Report on genre/form development: Janis L. Young. Also from LC: Tammy Wong, Min Zhang.

CONSER/BIBCO/NACO/SACO At-Large Meetings. Jan. 27, 8:30-11:30 am, Grand Hyatt Seattle--Eliza Anderson Amphitheater. CONSER-at-Large: 8:00-9:10 am. Includes ISSN report by Regina Romano Reynolds. NACO-at-Large: 9:10-9:40 am. Reporting: 9:50-10:10 am. BIBCO-at-Large: 10:10-10:35 am. SACO-at-:Large: 10:35-11:30 am. CONSER Coordinator: Les Hawkins. Leading BIBCO-at-Large and SACO-at-Large: Paul Frank. Also from LC: Judith Cannan, Ana Cristán, Hien Nguyen, Dave Reser, Janis L. Young.

ALA International Relations Round Table Executive Board. Jan. 27, 8:30-11:30 am, Seattle Grand Hyatt-Discovery Rm. Member and Webmaster: Joan Weeks.

ALCTS CaMMS Subject Analysis Committee (SAC). Jan. 27, 8:30-11:30 am, Renaissance Seattle Hotel-Madison Salon C. LC report: Janis L. Young. LC Dewey Section liaison: Caroline Saccucci. Dewey editorial report: Julianne Beall (Meeting continues on Jan. 28.)

LC Bibliographic Framework Initiative Update Forum. Jan. 27, 10:30 am-12:00 pm, Washington State Convention Center-TCC 304. From LC: Beacher Wiggins, Kevin Ford, Sally McCallum, Susan Morris, Dave Reser, Roberta I. Shaffer.

ALCTS CaMMS (Cataloging and Metadata Management Section) Cataloging of Children's Materials Committee. Jan. 27, 1:00-2:30 pm, WSSC-Rm. 306. Chair: Linda Geisler.

ALCTS CaMMS (Cataloging and Metadata Management Section)/PCC (Program for Cooperative Cataloging) Committee on Education Training Materials. Jan. 27, 1:00-2:30 pm, Renaissance Seattle Hotel-Executive Conference Rm. LC liaisons: Judith Cannan, Paul Frank.

ALCTS RDA Update Forum. Jan. 27, 1:00-4:00 pm, Washington State Convention Center-Rm. 606/607. Panel speaker: Beacher Wiggins.

MARBI (ALCTS/LITA/RUSA Machine-Readable Bibliographic Information Committee). Jan. 27, 1:00-5:30 pm, Westin Seattle-Grand I. LC representative: Sally McCallum. Comments from ISSN Review Group about MARBI discussion paper no. 2013-DP02: Regina Romano Reynolds. Continued from Jan. 26; continues on Jan. 28.

ALA MAGIRT (Maps and Geospatial Information Round Table) Executive Board II. Jan. 27, 3:00-5:00 pm, Sheraton Seattle-Diamond Rm. Board member and Webmaster: Colleen Cahill. Editor of MAGIRT “base line”: Tammy Wong.

OLAC (Online Audiovisual Catalogers, Inc.) Membership Meeting. Jan. 27, 4:00-6:00 pm, Washington State Convention Center-Rm. 210. LC report on genre/form developments: Janis L. Young.

RUSA MARS User Experience Design Discussion Forum. Jan. 27, 4:30-5:30 pm, Washington State Convention Center-Rm. 203. From LC: Donna Scanlon.

PCC Participants Discussion Group. Jan. 27, 4:30-6:00 pm, Washington State Convention Center-Rm. TCC LL4-5. “RDA Implementation:  Setting the Stage for 2013 and Beyond.” From LC: Judith Cannan, Paul Frank, Les Hawkins, Susan Morris, Beacher Wiggins.

RUSA CODES Midwinter Book & Media Awards Reception. Jan. 27, 5:00-6:30 pm. Co-chair and presenter of the MARS Best Free Reference Websites: Donna Scanlon.

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MONDAY, January 28

Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA). Board of Directors II. Jan. 28, 8:00-10:00 am, Washington State Convention Center-Rm. 310. Director-at-large: Sherrod “Steve” Prine. Continued from Jan. 26.

RUSA: Conference Planning Coordinating Committee meeting. Jan. 28, 8:30-10:00am, Washington State Convention Center-Rm. 301. Member from LC: Donna Scanlon.

ALCTS CaMMS (Cataloging and Metadata Management Section) SAC (Subject Access Committee) Subcommittee on Genre-Form Implementation. Jan. 28, 8:30-10:00 am, Washington State Convention Center-Rm. 208. LC liaison: Janis L. Young. Continued from Jan. 26.

RUSA MARS: Executive Committee II meeting. Jan. 28, 10:00-11:30 am, Washington State Convention Center-Rm. 214. From LC: Donna Scanlon.

ALA Council II. Jan. 28, 10:00 am-12:15 pm, Sheraton Seattle-Grand Ballroom. Council member: Joan Weeks. Continued from Jan. 27; continues on Jan. 29.

MARBI (ALCTS/LITA/RUSA Machine-Readable Bibliographic Information Committee). Jan. 28, 12:30-2:30 pm, Westin Seattle-Grand I. LC representative: Sally McCallum. Meeting continued from Jan. 27.

RUSA (Reference and User Services Association) Board of Directors II. Jan. 28, 1:30-3:30 pm, Washington State Convention Center-Rm. 201. RUSA secretary: Carolyn Larson. Continued from Jan. 26.

ALCTS Subject Analysis Committee (SAC). Jan. 28, 1:00-4:00 pm, Westin Seattle-Elliott Bay. LC report: Janis L. Young. Dewey report: Julianne Beall. “When URIs Become the Authority”: Kevin Ford (1:00-2:00 pm). (Continued from Jan. 26.)

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TUESDAY, January 29

ALA Council III. Jan. 29, 9:00 am-12:30 pm, Sheraton Seattle-Grand Ballroom. Council member: Joan Weeks. Continued from Jan. 28.

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