Three free Soaring to Excellence sessions!  Register today for one, two or all three!
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All sessions run from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm in the Pickford Theater at The Library of Congress (The Madison Building — 3rd Floor)
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Cataloging: Where are we now? Where are we going?  -- April 14, 2010
Librarians are justly proud of their accomplishments in organizing the world’s published information through the use of standard subject headings and the ubiquitous, demanding MARC record.  But with the explosion of more information stored electronically, are our old standards still relevant today?  Have keywords trumped the subject heading?  Librarians also see their roles changing as more information description and metadata production are handled by other professionals.   This session will explore whether online tagging or vendor descriptions diminish the need for librarians and what exactly are the goals of Resource Description and Access (RDA) and the new AACR2.
Information Literacy Education: A National Overview – May 12, 2010
When President Barack Obama declared October 2009 as National Information Literacy Awareness Month, information literacy received national attention.  The declaration stated:  “In addition to the basic skills of reading, writing, and arithmetic, it is equally important that our students are given the tools required to take advantage of the information available to them.”  He asked “people of the United States to recognize the important role that information plays in our daily lives and appreciate the need for a greater understanding of its impact.” 
In this context, Lisa Stock, Dean of Learning Resources at College of DuPage, Jean Donham, Associate Professor in School Library Studies at The University of Northern Iowa Division of School Library Studies and the Department of Curriculum & Instruction and Dane Ward, Dean of Public Services at Illinois State University’s Milner Library, will give a briefing on working standards and assessments for national literacy and what librarians can do to strengthen, encourage and build information literacy efforts.  
Technology Trends in Libraries: Tools, Skills, Staffing, Training – June 2, 2010
Librarians know that the target of keeping technologically current is always moving and budgets are static at best.  Libraries are both adopters and innovators, and are increasingly looking beyond the library environment for technological innovations and solutions.  This session will address the current status of technology in the library and explore future technological trends as more information sources--and people-- migrate to online environments.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Pickford Theater
The Library of Congress
The Madison Building
3rd Floor
Washington, D.C. 20540
Capitol South (Orange & Blue Lines)
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