About Liorah Golomb
Are you planning to come to Anaheim for ALA this June? Whether you are a member of LES or simply interested in what we’re doing, you are invited to come to LES meetings, discussion groups, and conference program. Below is a schedule along with a brief explanation of each event’s purpose. We hope to see you in June!
Friday, June 22
9:00 a.m.–4:00.pm. – Anaheim Convention Center-208B
Pre-Conference Workshop: Digital Humanities in Theory and Practice: Tools and Methods for Librarians
This requires separate registration and fees. It’s selling out very quickly!
Learn how humanities librarians can participate in, create, and lead digital humanities initiatives. In addition to introducing theories and practices that characterize the digital humanities, explore several examples of how librarians currently lead library digitization initiatives, collaborate on faculty projects, and participate in national grant-funded efforts. Investigate project management complexities, digital humanities’ impact on research collections, humanities librarians’ work with faculty to manage their digital humanities research, and digital humanities’ role in scholarly communications.
Saturday, June 23
8:00-10:00 a.m. – Disneyland Hotel-North Exhibit Hall Room IJ
Executive Meeting I
Meeting of the officers and committee chairs of the Literatures in English Section of ACRL. Open, but it’s a business meeting and probably not of interest to the general public.
10:30-12:00 p.m. – Disneyland Hotel-North Exhibit Hall Room DE
MLA IB in Academic Libraries Discussion Group
Not an LES meeting, but of interest to many members. Get updates on the state of the MLA International Bibliography from vendors and MLA representatives.
1:30-3:30 p.m. – Hilton Anaheim-Palos Verdes Room
Fair Use, Intellectual Property, and New Media
As libraries continue to acquire digital content (books, films, websites, and other media), they face an increasing demand both to adhere to relevant intellectual property laws, and to open up materials for teaching and research purposes. This session will feature a panel of professors, lawyers, and librarians to discuss how librarians can assert fair use rights and understand the complex range of issues concerning intellectual property rights over new media materials.
4:00-5:30 p.m. – Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel-Pacific Ballroom B
New Members Discussion Group & General Membership Forum
Discussions pertaining to the role of the literature librarian, and an opportunity to connect new literature librarians with each other and seniors in the field.
5:30-7:00 p.m.– (Location TBA. Watch LES-L for more details.)
LES Social Hour
Sunday, June 24
10:30-12:00 p.m. – Disneyland Hotel-Disneyland Grand Ballroom North
Collections and Reference Discussion Groups Combined Meeting
LES Collections Discussion Group and Reference Discussion Group meet to discuss current topics of interest to practicing literature librarians.
4:00-5:30 pm – Disneyland Hotel- North Exhibit Hall Room BC
Digital Humanities Discussion Group
A new ACRL discussion group that may interest LES members.
Monday, June 25
8:00-10:00 a.m. – Disneyland Hotel-Castle A&B
All Committees Meeting
Simultaneous meetings of LES committees: Virtual Participation, Strategic Planning, Conference Planning, Membership, and Publications. These are business meetings,but might be of interest to those thinking of joining a committee.
10:30-12:00 p.m. – Disneyland Hotel-Monorail B&C
Executive Meeting II
See description of Executive Meeting I.