This workshop is intended for librarians and library staff responsible for cataloging
This workshop will cover highlights of RDA instructions related to cataloging manuscripts and archival materials including government documents. In addition, the Dominican Institute (Ideo) experience towards cataloging Arabic-Islamic heritage.
Also, Introducing the role of the Dominican Institute (Ideo) Library, towards the research community.
Their journey towards being a map for the Arabic-Islamic heritage through their Integrated Library System, where they apply the international standards for cataloging and indexing. They determine the historical context of the work and examine the relationships between the authors and explore their thoughts and gradually integrate the heritage information, which accommodates the needs of the researchers.
The afternoon session will introduce the new updates in the RDA Toolkit in line with the new release of the NEW Toolkit in September 2022; introducing the new features included.
Who Should Attend?
This Workshop is intended for catalogers and archivists who have are working at the heritage and archive institutions and have little or no experience with rare and archival materials but who nonetheless find themselves faced with a rare or unique collection.
Attendees should already be familiar with the basic concepts and application of RDA.
The attendees of this workshop will be able to use the RDA standard and MARC format specific to manuscript and archival collections and create a MARC record from a finding aid.
Head of Information Institutions and Professional Skills Department, Bibliotheca Alexandrina,
Egypt Chair of the RDA Arabic Translation Team
Cataloging & Metadata Librarian at University of Sharjah, UAE,
He has experience over 17 years in cataloging and archiving. He is a member of IFLA-BCM review group.
Cataloging Director of the Library of the Dominican Institute for Oriental Studies, Cairo, Egypt
|9:00 - 16:00||Preconference I (Separate Registration Fee)
To be Announced
|Preconference II (Separate Registration Fee)
To be Announced
Librarians’ Lounge, Sharjah Expo Centre Lobby
|9:30–10:15||Welcome and Opening Keynote|
Lessa Kanani'opua Pelayo-Lozada, ALA President,
Adult Services Manager,
Palos Verdes Library District, California
|10:15–10:45||Break and Visit the Exhibits|
|10:45–11:40||Session A (concurrent programs)|
Finding Joy: Library as Space for Playful Learning and Creativity
How do we instill joy in folks as they return to our libraries? Participants will engage around creating joyful adventures focused on what the library should be about: the joy of learning; the joy of exploring, the joy of experience, and the joy of simply being immersed in an amazing story.
Director of Strategic Partnerships.
Anythink, Adams County, Colorado
|11:45–12:40||Session B (concurrent programs)|
Gamification and Game-Based Learning: Benefits and Tools for Libraries
Game-based learning uses game elements to help students and patrons learn new content and practice new skills in a risk-free setting. Game-based learning experiences can promote a deeper understanding of concepts such as productive struggle. Game-based learning encourages students to become self- directed critical thinkers and problem solvers who work in teams, learn about cooperation, negotiation, persistence, and other important life skills. Attendees will explore teaching strategies and learn about new digital tools.
Dr. Sam Northern,
Library Media Specialist,
Simpson Elementary School, Simpson County School District, Kentucky
Libraries Key Role in Infodemic Management
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines Infodemic as is too much information including false or misleading information in digital and physical environments during a disease outbreak. It causes confusion and risk-taking behaviours that can harm health. It leads to mistrust in health authorities and undermines the public health response. This session will help you educate yourself and how your library can be part of the solution.
Director of the Medical Library,
Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Raising Readers for Life and Services Supporting Seniors: Programing for Patron Stages of Life
Internationally recognized for their innovative and impactful programming in 27 locations, staff for the National Library Board of Singapore will share how they make a difference for young and old. Their Early Read Programme helps parents and preschool educators nurture a love for reading among young children aged 0 to 6. The Library reaches seniors no matter what their interests are with health and craft workshops to book clubs, and more.
Head, Early Literacy,
National Library Board of Singapore
National Library Board of Singapore
|12:40–13:40||Lunch and Library Exhibits|
|13:45–14:40||Session C (concurrent programs)|
Student-Created Media: Designing Research, Learning, and Skill-Building Experiences
This program will provide insight on how librarians and their faculty partners in designing assignments for authentic learning and supporting students in multimedia production. Your library has an opportunity to partner with faculty to foster student-created media, which can be the perfect showcase for students’ ideas, research, subject knowledge, and media literacy skill set development. Hear case studies, questions to help assignment development with faculty, technologies to use, student media creation support services, and impact.
Media Outreach Librarian,
University of Minnesota, Minnesota
Connecting with the Hard-to-Reach Upper Grade Students: Challenges and Success Stories
School libraries play an essential part in discovering students’ talents, cultivating their minds, and developing strong personalities. Learn how to engage the upper grades students to participate in the librarian activities and encourage them to come out with ideas for more activities that attract their peers. This includes strategies learned during the pandemic with the use of technology to connect with students and adapt librarian activities to be delivered anytime anywhere.
Sarah Mahmoud EL- Daly,
Head of Libraries Department,
Mansoura College International Language Schools, Mansoura, Egypt
|14:45-15:50||Poster Session - Visual presentations of best practices|
|16:00-16:55||Session D (concurrent programs)|
Academic Libraries and Student Workers as Success Agents
Most academic libraries rely heavily on student workers and part-time staff to help extend open hours and provide basic support. But student workers are capable of really adding value beyond what has been done in the past. Hear from staff at the American University of Sharjah on their great work to create an innovative student assistant program making use of the skills of the students for creative instruction materials such a such as video hacks and more. Great ideas for you for leveraging your student and part-time staffers.
Public Services Librarian,
American University Sharjah
Associate University Librarian for Public Services
|8:30–9:00||Registration (and beverages and snacks)|
|9:00–9:55||Session E (concurrent programs)|
Libraries Build Business
Libraries and libraries can be economic engines by offering programming or services to local entrepreneurs and the small business community, and university students. Based on a recent successful ALA grant program, this session will outline how libraries can partner with the local business community by creating business incubators, co-working and maker spaces, introductory business classes, ownership, web design, marketing and accounting, mentoring groups, access to with small business owners, specialized equipment and technology; promotion and marketing assistance; as well as research and reference services, including assistance navigating legal and business licensures and requirements.
Adult & Community Engagement Manager,
Baltimore County Public Library
School Librarians of the Year: Sharing Stories, Lessons, and Keys to Successes
This year’s recipients of the School Librarian of the Year Awards*, organized by the Emirates Literature Foundation, will show you how they created successful school library programs. Topics featured will include boosting reading in the secondary environment; reading initiatives developed to promote the love of reading, and using Evidence Based Practice to evaluate impact. Learn new ideas from award winners and colleagues to implement in your library
|10:00-10:40||Second Day Keynote
To be announced
|10:40–11:10||Break and Exhibits|
An opportunity for one on one and group discussions with experts and colleagues to ask, answer, discuss different issues and challenges going on in libraries. Come away with knowledge, ideas, and strategies to move yourself and your library forward.
|12:10-13:10||Lunch and Library Exhibits|
|13:10-14:05||Session F (concurrent programs)|
Engaging Hard to Reach Teenagers
As past president of ALA’s Young Adult Library Services Association, Czarnecki will provide insight and ideas on how to reach and engage teenagers, especially those that are from underprivileged backgrounds.
YALSA Past President,
Teen Loft Manager, Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library, North
|14:05-15:00||Second Day Keynote
Poster Session - Visual presentations of best practices
|15:00-15:55||Session G (concurrent programs)|
|16:00-16:30||Conference Closing Session
Distribution of Certificates