Library of Congress employees will attend the following events during the American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago, Ill.  Events are presented in chronological order. Frederick Augustyn, US and Publisher Liaison Division, will serve as the editor for Cognotes throughout the Conference. Anne Harrison, network program specialist, FEDLINK, is president of FAFLRT, the Federal and Armed Forces Librarians Round Table.

Visit the Library of Congress Exhibit Booth #631 at McCormick Place (2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616).
Exhibit booth hours are:

  • Friday, June 28: 5:30-7:30pm (ribbon-cutting at 5:15pm)
  • Saturday/Sunday, June 29/30: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Monday, July 1: 9:00am-2:00pm

THURSDAY, June 27

Program for Cooperative Cataloging Steering Committee. June 27, 2:00-5:00 pm, McCormick Place Convention Center—S504BC. From LC: Judith Cannan, Les Hawkins, Beacher Wiggins. (Closed meeting.)

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FRIDAY, June 28

ALCTS Technical Services Directors of Large Research Libraries Interest Group (“Big Heads”). June 28, 8:30-11:30 am, Sheraton-Sheraton Ballroom 1 & 2. LC representative: Beacher Wiggins.

RUSA (Reference and User Services Association) Executive Committee. June 28, 12:00-4:00 pm, Hilton Chicago—Conference Rm. 5A. RUSA secretary: Carolyn Larson.

ALCTS Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group. June 28, 1:00-2:30 pm, McCormick Place Convention Center —N427a. LC speaker on “Learning a New Way of Thinking: Lessons Learned from Teaching RDA:” Melanie Polutta.

Program for Cooperative Cataloging PCC Program Training. June 28, 2:30-4:00 pm, McCormick Place Convention Center—S501D. From LC: Judith Cannan. (Open meeting.)

OCLC RLG Partners Metadata Managers Focus Group. June 28, 1:30-3:30 pm, Palmer House Hilton—Honore Ballroom. LC report: Beacher Wiggins. (Closed meeting.)

Association of Research Libraries Library Assessment Forum. June 28, 1:30-3:30 pm, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place--Adler 24A-C. LC representative: Susan Morris. (Closed meeting.)

Association of Research Libraries Survey Coordinators. June 28, 3:30-5:00 pm, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place--Adler 24A-C. LC representative: Susan Morris. (Closed meeting.)

Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC). Cataloging Policy Committee (CAPC). June 28, 7:30-9:30 pm, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place--DuSable 21AB. LC report : Janis L. Young.

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SATURDAY, June 29

OCLC Dewey Update Breakfast. June 29, 7:00-8:30 am, McCormick Place Convention Center--N230a. Dewey assistant editor Julianne Beall will speak on “583-584 Angiosperms: Taxonomy and Common Names.” From LC: Caroline Saccucci.

ALCTS CaMMS (Cataloging and Metadata Management Section) Copy Cataloging Interest Group. June 29, 8:30-10:00 am, McCormick Place Convention Center—N229. Chair: Angela Kinney.

ALCTS PARS (Preservation and Reformatting Section) PAIG (Preservation Administration Interest Group). June 29, 8:30-11:30 am, Hyatt Regency McCormick—Hyde Park 11A-B. LC update: Jeanne Drewes.

ALCTS CMDS (Collection Management and Development Section) Chief Collection Development Officers of Large Research Libraries Interest Group. June 29, 8:30-11:30 am, InterContinental Chicago—Camelot Room. LC representative: Joseph Puccio.

ALCTS CRS (Continuing Resources Section) All-Committee Meeting. June 29, 8:30-11:30 am, McCormick Place Convention Center —Hall A, Meeting Rm. C. ISSN report: Regina Reynolds.

Program for Cooperative Cataloging Standing Committee on Training. Business meeting. June 29, 8:30-10:00 am, Palmer House Hilton-Indiana Room. Co-chair from LC: Paul Frank. (Closed meeting.)

ALCTS SAC (Subject Analysis Committee) Subcommittee on Genre/Form Implementation. Working Group on LCGFT Literature Terms. June 29, 8:30-10:00 am, Hilton Chicago--Conference Rm. 4B. LC liaison: Janis L. Young.

CIP Advisory Group. June 29, 10:30-11:30 am, McCormick Place Convention Center-N127. Chair: Karl Debus-López. Presenter: Camilla Williams.

GODORT (ALA Government Documents Round Table) State and Local Governments Task Force. June 29, 10:30-11:30 am, Chicago Public Library. From LC: Crenetha Brunson.

MARBI (ALCTS/LITA/RUSA Machine-Readable Bibliographic Information Committee). June 29, 10:30 am-12:00 pm, Intercontinental Chicago—Seville West. LC representative: Sally McCallum. Speaking on a MARBI proposal: Janis L. Young. Meeting continues June 30.

ALCTS Program “Publish with ALCTS!” June 29, 1:00-2:30 pm, McCormick Place Convention Center-S404a. Speaker from LC: Jeanne Drewes.

ALCTS SAC (Subject Analysis Committee Subcommittee on Genre/Form Implementation. June 29, 1:00-5:30 pm, Sheraton Chicago--Ontario Room. LC report: Janis L. Young.

ALCTS CaMMS CC:DA (Cataloging and Metadata Management Section. Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access) I. June 29, 1:00-5:30 pm, InterContinental Chicago—Camelot Rm. LC report: Dave Reser. Meeting continues on July 1.

GODORT (ALA Government Documents Round Table) Program Committee. June 29, 4:30-5:30 pm, Hilton Chicago--Rm. 5D. From LC: Crenetha Brunson.

MAGIRT (Map and Geospatial Information Round Table) Publications Committee. June 29, 4:30-5:30 pm, InterContinental Chicago-Michigan. Cataloging editor of “baseline”: Tak-Yee (Tammy) Wong.

Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA). Board of Directors. Governance and Membership Meeting. June 29, 4:00-5:30 pm, McCormick Place Convention Center —505b. From LC: Sherrod “Steve” Prine.

ALCTS CaMMS Committee on Cataloging: Asian and African Materials. June 29, 4:30-5:30 pm, Hilton Chicago—Grand Tradition. LC report: Bruce Johnson.

Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)/COSLA (Chief Officers of State Library Agencies) Networking Party and Awards Reception. June 29, 5:45-7:30 pm, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place—Field 20A-C. Recipient of the Francis Joseph Campbell Award: Jill Lewis (retired). Recipient of the Cathleen Bourdon Service Award/ASCLA Leadership and Professional Achievement Award: Ruth Nussbaum (retired). All ALA Annual attendees are welcome at the reception.

MAGIRT Awards Dinner. June 29, 7:00-10:00 pm, by invitation only. Recipient of the 2013 MAGIRT Honors Award in recognition of outstanding achievement and major contributions to map and geospatial librarianship and to the Map and Geospatial Information Round Table: Colleen Cahill.

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SUNDAY, June 30

Map and Geospatial Information Round Table (MAGIRT)/ALCTS CaMMS Cartographic Resrouces Cataloging Interest Group. June 30, 8:30-10:00 am, InterContinental Chicago—Seville West. LC liaison: Min Zhang.

FAFLRT (Federal and Armed Forces Librarians Round Table). “Careers in Federal Libraries.” June 30, 8:30-10:00 am, InterContinental Hotel—Exchange Rm. President of FAFLRT: Anne Harrison. Will be Webcast.

ALA Council I. June 30, 8:30-11:00 am, McCormick Place Convention Center—S100c. Member from LC: Joan Weeks.

CONSER/BIBCO/NACO/SACO At-Large Meetings. June 30, 8:30-11:30 am, McCormick Place Convention Center-N135. CONSER Coordinator: Les Hawkins. SACO-at-Large chair: Paul Frank. Also from LC: Hien Nguyen, Melanie Polutta, Janis L. Young. (CONSER-at-Large, led by Les Hawkins: 8:30-9:05 am; includes ISSN report from Regina Reynolds. NACO-at-Large, led by Paul Frank: 9:05-9:50 am. OCLC/Sky River: 10:00-10:10. BIBCO-at-large, led by Paul Frank: 10:10-10:30. SACO-at-Large: 10:30-11:30 am, features mini-workshop by Janis L. Young.)

ALCTS Subject Access Committee (SAC). June 30, 8:30-11:30 am, InterContinental Chicago--Camelot Room. LC Dewey Section report: Caroline Saccucci. LC Policy and Standards report: Janis L. Young.

FAFLRT (Federal and Armed Forces Librarians Round Table). “Library Internships: Best Practices.” June 30, 10:30-11:30 am, InterContinental Hotel—Exchange Rm. President of FAFLRT: Anne Harrison. Panelist: Linda Geisler. Will be Webcast.

Map and Geospatial Information Round Table (MAGIRT) Cataloging and Classification Committee. June 30, 10:30-11:30 am, InterContinental Chicago—Valencia. LC liaison: Min Zhang.

Library of Congress New Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative Update Forum. June 30, 10:30 am-12:00 pm, McCormick Place Convention Center-E352. Chair: Sally McCallum. Welcome: Roberta I. Shaffer. Speaker: LC contractor Eric Miller. Also attending from LC: Kevin Ford, Susan Morris, Dave Reser.

FAFLRT (Federal and Armed Forces Librarians Round Table). Awards Reception. June 30, 12:00-1:00 pm, InterContinental Hotel—Exchange Rm. President of FAFLRT: Anne Harrison.

LITA Awards Presentation and Top Technology Trends. June 30, 1:00-2:30 pm, McCormick Place Convention Center--S105a-c. Recipient of the Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology: Barbara A. Tillett (retired).

FAFLRT (Federal and Armed Forces Librarians Round Table). Membership Meeting. June 30, 1:00-2:00 pm, InterContinental Hotel—Exchange Rm. President of FAFLRT: Anne Harrison.

PCC Standing Committee on Standards. June 30, 1:00-2:00 pm, OCLC Blue Suite, McCormick Place Convention Center—N131. LC representative: Dave Reser. (Closed meeting.)

ALCTS RDA Update Forum. June 30, 1:00-2:30 pm, McCormick Place Convention Center-E350. Speaker from LC: Beacher Wiggins.

ALCTS CaMMS (Cataloging and Metadata Management Section)/Program for Cooperative Cataloging Committee on Education Training Materials. June 30, 1:00-2:30 pm, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place—Boardroom C. From LC: Paul Frank.

ALCTS CaMMS (Cataloging and Metadata Management Section) Cataloging of Children's Materials Committee. June 30, 1:00-2:30 pm, Hilton Chicago--Conference Room 4A. Chair: Linda Geisler.

Authority Control Interest Group (ACIG). June 30, 1:00-5:00 pm, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place--Grant Park 12BCD. LC update: Janis L. Young. MARBI (ALCTS/LITA/RUSA Machine-Readable Bibliographic Information Committee). June 30, 1:30-5:30 pm, Intercontinental Chicago—Seville West. LC representative: Sally McCallum. Meeting continued from June 29; continues July 1.

ALA Awards Ceremony. June 30, 3:30-4:00 pm, McCormick Place Convention Center—S100a. Recipient of the ALA Melvil Dewey Award and Medal: Beacher J. Wiggins. Celebration continues at the ALA President's and Awards Reception, 5:30 to 7:00 pm—McCormick Place Convention Center Grand Ballroom Lobby.

MAGIRT (Map and Geospatial Information Round Table) Executive Board. June 30, 4:30-5:30 pm, McCormick Place Convention Center —S505b. LC member: Min Zhang. MAGIRT Webmaster: Colleen Cahill.

Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Participants Discussion Group. June 30, 4:30-6:00 pm, McCormick Place Convention Center—E351. From LC: Judith Cannan, Paul Frank, Linda Geisler, Les Hawkins, Beacher Wiggins. Program title: “Where the Wild Things Are.”

Accessibility Assembly. Committee Meeting. June 30, 4:30-6:00 pm, McCormick Place Convention Center —Hall A, Meeting Rm. B. From LC: Sherrod “Steve” Prine.

Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) Awards Reception. June 30, 5:00-6:30 pm, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place-Prairie Room. Recipient of the RUSA Zora Neale Hurston Award: Lavonda Broadnax.

ALCTS Awards Ceremony. June 30, 5:30-7:00 pm, Hilton—Continental Ballroom A.  Recipient of the ALCTS Margaret Mann Citation: Judith A. Kuhagen (retired). Recipient of the ALCTS Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award: Barbara A. Tillett (retired).

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MONDAY, July 1

ALCTS CaMMS CC:DA (Cataloging and Metadata Management Section. Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access) II. July 1, 8:30-11:30 am, InterContinental Chicago—Camelot Rm. LC report: Dave Reser. Continued from June 29.

RUSA MARS (Machine-Assisted Reference Section). Executive Committee. July 1, 8:30-11:30, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place—Burnham 23A-C. Member from LC: Carolyn Larson. Joint meeting with RUSA Reference Services Section Executive Committee from 10:30 to 11:30 am.

ALCTS Continuing Resources Section. Continuing Resources Cataloging Forum. July 1, 1:00-2:30 pm, McCormick Place Convention Center —N229. LC speaker on “RDA and ISSN: Bridging the Differences:” Regina Reynolds.

ALCTS SAC (Subject Access Committee) Subcommittee on Genre/Form Implementation. July 1, 8:30-10 a.m., Hyatt Regency McCormick Place--DuSable 21AB. LC liaison: Janis L. Young.

ALA Council II. July 1, 8:30-11:30 am, McCormick Place Convention Center—S100c. Member from LC: Joan Weeks.

MARBI (ALCTS/LITA/RUSA Machine-Readable Bibliographic Information Committee). July 1, 1:00-2:30 pm, Intercontinental Chicago—Camelot Room. LC representative: Sally McCallum. Meeting continued from July 1.

ALCTS Subject Access Committee (SAC). July 1, 1-5:30 pm, InterContinental Chicago—Valencia. LC liaison: Janis L. Young.

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TUESDAY, July 2

ALA Council III. July 2, 7:45-9:15 am, McCormick Place Convention Center—S100c. Member from LC: Joan Weeks.

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