What: NLA Technical Services Round Table/Intellectual Freedom Round Table/New Members Round Table Spring Meeting
Theme: “It’s a Dirty Job, but Somebody’s Gotta Do It”
When: Friday, April 15, 2016 9:30am-3:30pm
Where: Seward Memorial Library, 233 S 5th Street, Seward, NE 68464
Registration Deadline: April 8, 2016
Registration form: http://www.nebraskalibraries.org/event/2016RoundTableSpringMtg
Please join us for the 2016 spring meeting of the Nebraska Library Association’s Technical Services Round Table, Intellectual Freedom Round Table, and New Members Round Table.
We will be meeting on Friday, April 15, at Seward Memorial Library. Our theme is “It’s A Dirty Job, But Somebody’s Gotta Do It”, and our programming encompasses a number of variations on the theme – from intellectual freedom issues, to metadata manipulation, to physically cleaning up after an unexpected disaster.
Schedule for the Day:
||Defending Intellectual Freedom in Nebraska Libraries: Not Always a Dirty Job, but You’ve Gotta Do It Regardless
UNL Professor of Education
Academic Freedom Coalition of Nebraska (AFCON) Board Member
Our keynote presentation features David Moshman, who will speak on the session topic and how AFCON supports NLA and individual librarians. Linda Parker, President of AFCON, will also be present to discuss AFCON’s work in protecting intellectual freedom.
|11:00-11:50 Concurrent Sessions
||Finger in the Dike: Managing Demand-Driven Ebooks
When Criss Library at UNO launched its demand driven ebook program with ProQuest’s EBL, we decided not to profile a collection but rather flooded the catalog with records from the entire EBL database. We offered a rapidly growing collection of over 300,000 ebooks, and various adventures ensued as we tried to offer the broadest and deepest collection possible while staying within budget. Our example may or may not be salutary depending on your tolerance for risk. In any event, we have managed so far, but as the old line goes, recent returns are not guarantees of future results.
This session will present information about the process used to manage the cleanup after a storm caused damage to over 6500 books at UNK. This session will show how the process saved two thirds of those damaged and what was done to replace the other third.
Lunch and Business Meetings
|1:30-2:20 Concurrent Sessions
||How I Used my Ninja MarcEdit Training to Clean Up!
Having attended the Marcedit Ninja pre-conference last Fall, Heather will show how she used the knowledge to cleanup bibliographic data. The 3 Creighton Libraries are in the process of migrating to a new ILS and need to do some data cleaning!
|Intellectual Freedom and Library Service
O’Neill, Heinrich, Damkroger, Bergmeyer & Shultz, P.C., L.L.O
Adam Prochaska is an attorney with the Lincoln firm of O’Neill, Heinrich, Damkroger, Bergmeyer & Shultz. He’s participated in the ALA program Lawyers for Libraries and served on the board for Southeast Library System. “It’s a Dirty Job But Somebody’s Gotta Do It” fits well with multiple aspects of Intellectual Freedom and library service – access, confidentiality, free speech, and protections against censorship. We’ll hear Adam’s thoughts as an attorney, parent and frequent library user on those issues.
Down & Dirty Weeding – Janene Hill, Jensen Memorial Library – Minden
Keeping Board Games in the Box – Becky Sims and MaLinda McEntire, Sump Memorial Library – Papillion
MeSH Mess! – Euem C. Osmera, McGoogan Library of Medicine, UNMC
Multiple Directions for Metadata – Mary Ellen Ducey, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lunch will be provided, and registration rates are as follows:
IFRT, TSRT or NMRT member (Before April 8th) — $20
Non-member (Before April 8th) — $25
Current library science student (Before April 8th) — $15
On-site registration (lunch not included) — $30
Here is the online registration form.
Any questions about the meeting can be directed to Emily Dust Nimsakont, TSRT Chair.