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Museums Arts & Humanities Division [clear filter]
Sunday, July 15

1:00pm CDT

DMAH Board Meeting

All division members and interested parties are welcome to attend.

Richard Hulser, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Sunday July 15, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E253C
Monday, July 16

12:00pm CDT

Understanding Chicago Through Narrative

On the first weekend that Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo opened in 1934, a staggering 117,400 visitors came to see the world’s most modern zoological park, with innovative bar-less exhibits housing animals from around the world. Join colleagues at a relaxed ”bring your own lunch” session for a fascinating look at the zoo through the eyes of Carla Owens and Douglas Deuchler, co-authors of Brookfield Zoo and the Chicago Zoological Society. Historic art deco buildings, WPA artwork, and unusual creatures inhabiting the zoo over its 77-year history will be featured. A book signing will follow.

Richard Hulser, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Douglas Deuchler; Carla Owens, Brookfield Zoo

Monday July 16, 2012 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E259

4:00pm CDT

SPOTLIGHT SESSION: Reinventing Library Skills

Case studies and practical advice for transporting library skill sets to new areas of the information profession or to entirely new careers, with a focus on reinventing skills to stay competitive in a tight economy; branching out, and developing in areas that are still relevant to SLA.

Mary Talley, Talley Partners

Richard Hulser, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County; Deborah Hunt, Information Edge; Ethel Salonen, The MITRE Corporation

Monday July 16, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E450B

8:00pm CDT

Chocolate Reception

Continue a wonderful day of sessions and activities by connecting with colleagues while enjoying offerings of delectable chocolate.

Richard Hulser; Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Monday July 16, 2012 8:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
Newberry Library 60 West Walton Street Chicago, IL 60610
Tuesday, July 17

10:00am CDT

DMAH Business Meeting

This is the annual business meeting of the Museums, Arts and Humanities division. It is an opportunity to hear about the accomplishments and plans for the future of the division. All members and interested parties are highly encouraged to attend.

Richard Hulser, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Tuesday July 17, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E253B

2:00pm CDT

Building a Greener Library

Ms. Ginnie Cooper, Director of the District of Columbia Public Library, has led the construction of several libraries using green materials and design. Her presentation will address the DC Public Library's involvement in building a greener future for our capital city.

Ginnie Cooper, District of Columbia Public Library


Tuesday July 17, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E351

7:00pm CDT

Joint Poster Session

The theme for this year’s poster session is “Jumping over the Candlestick: Individual and Institutional Efforts to Be Nimble and Quick in an Interconnected World.”  Posters will present case studies, research and innovative ideas about how information professionals and/or their institutions are staying agile in today’s open world economy.  This session is a relaxed and informal time to share ideas with colleagues, learn about exciting projects, and of course, choose how you’ll cast your vote for favorite poster!

Tuesday July 17, 2012 7:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
Hilton Chicago, Waldorf Room
Wednesday, July 18

10:00am CDT

SPOTLIGHT SESSION: Museums, Libraries and 21st Century Skills - Preparing Now for the Future

Gaining and leveraging skills to deal with 21st-century challenges is key to success. Susan Hildreth, director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), will speak about the Museums, Libraries, and 21st Century Skills Initiative begun in 2009. This initiative underscores the critical role our nation's museums and libraries play in helping citizens build such skills as information, communications and technology literacy, critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, civic literacy, and global awareness. The second part of the program will include Wendy Wasman, librarian at the Cleveland Natural History Museum, and Betsy Lanz, library director at the Cleveland Museum of Art. They will speak about The Circle Undergraduate Internship Program, a joint project of several institutions that provides undergraduate students a chance to explore career opportunities as a librarian, archivist or information professional in libraries, museums and archives.

Richard Hulser, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Susan Hildreth, Institute of Museum and Library Services; Betsy Lantz, Cleveland Museum of Art; Wendy Wasman, Cleveland Museum of Natural History; Greg Byerly, Kent SLIS/TIP Associates


Wednesday July 18, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E450B

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