Attendees to this year’s American Library Association (ALA) annual conference in Anaheim, CA, June 21-26, 2012, will have several opportunities to hear from CNI:
* Top Technology Trends & LITA Awards Presentation
Sunday, June 24, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
CNI Executive Director Clifford Lynch will be presented with the 2012 LITA/Library Hi Tech award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology. The award recognizes outstanding persons or institutions for their long-term contributions in the area of Library and Information Science technology and its application. Clifford will be speaking during the LITA President’s Program, and he will participate in the LITA Top Tech Trends panel after the awards presentation.
* ACRL Assessment Discussion Group
Saturday, June 23 from 2:30-4:00 PM
Joan Lippincott, Associate Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information, will lead a discussion on qualitative methods in library assessment at the first meeting of this newly created group.
* The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Research, Digital Scholarship, and Implications for Research Libraries
Sunday, June 24, 4-5:30 p.m.
CNI’s Cliff Lynch and Tony Hey of Microsoft Research will discuss the emergence of the “fourth paradigm” for scientific research-involving the acquisition, management, and analysis of vast quantities of scientific data.
* RUSA President’s Program: Library in Your Hand: Mobile Technologies for Exchanging Information with Patrons
Sunday, June 24, 10:30 a.m.-noon.
Joan Lippincott will be one of the speakers during this program to explore the importance of libraries supporting mobile technologies for the dissemination and acquisition of information.