CALA GMA Chapter Annual Conference 2018

Above and Beyond: Innovative Ideas and Practices in Librarianship

Date & Time:
Monday, March 19th, 2018, 9 am – 3:30 pm

Rm 301/302, George Washington University Gelman Library (GWU),
2130 H Street NW,  Washington, DC 20052

Because GWU is a private institution, access to the library is closed to the public.  Please register by 3/15  and present your ID to gain your entrance to Gelman Library on 3/19.

Maps & Directions

Visitor Parking at GWU
(In addition to GWU parking, street parking is available at $2 per hour/2-hour max.  Metro parking lots along orange, silver or blue line cost about $4.95 per day).


9:00 – 9:30           Greetings and Refreshments

9:30 – 9:40            Welcome and Introduction: Cathy Zeljak, Director, Global Resources Center (GWU)

9:40 – 10:10           Keynote: “Piloting a Sea of Change: Bibliographic and Authority Data in a New World” By Paul Frank

Paul Frank, Library of Congress, is the coordinator for the Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) and the Subject Authority Cooperative Program (SACO), two constituent programs of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC), an international cooperative with over 900 institutional members. NACO and SACO are authority-based programs that maintain the LC/NACO Authority File and the LC/SACO Authority File. Paul is also one of the trainers for the Library of Congress BIBFRAME Pilots. The Library of Congress is testing BIBFRAME for bibliographic description through pilot projects that began with BIBFRAME Pilot Phase One (August 2015 – March 2016), and continues with Pilot Phase Two (June 2017-  ). BIBFRAME is a major community challenge to provide an alternative to the deeply embedded MARC formats that will be more compatible with the Internet and the Linked Data Environment, and that offers new opportunities to leverage resource information. There is a very strong link between authority work and BIBFRAME. Paul will explore this connection in the keynote address.

10:10 – 11:10 Presentations

  • Littman, Justin (George Washington University): Librarians as Dataset Creators – An Introduction to Social Media Archiving​
  • Snowden, Daphne and Xudong Jin (Baltimore City Community College):  How Can Library Services Help Student Success and Retention
  • Lee, Andrew Y (George Mason University): Digital Scholarship Center

11:10-11:20 Break

11:20-1:00 Presentations

  • Xu, Qian (Shanghai Haiyang University): New Practice: Reading Promotion in University Libraries
  • Xiao, Xue (Nankai University): Innovating Library Reader Community based on Reader Data Mining
  • Yan, Mi (Changzhou University): Constructing the Service Model of “Library-Everyday Life-Home” in the Age of Internet of Things
  • Zhou, Zehao (York College of Pennsylvania): Remember the Forgotten Theater—How librarians can help preserve the memories of the Flying Tigers and the China-Burma-India Theater, one step at a time
  • Wu, Hong (Reynolds Community College):  Reynolds Student Expo and Its Impact on Student Learning

1:00 – 2:30   Lunch & Networking at Sichuan Pavilion

2:30-3:30            Tour of George Washington University Museum;
701 21st Street, NW Washington, DC 20052 (One-minute walk from GW Library); Free.
Special Exhibit:  Vanishing Traditions: Textiles and Treasures from Southwest China

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