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Discussion Correction! ACRL Webcast: Finding Your Role: The Subject Specialist and Digital Humanities (6/11)

by Chase Ollis (staff) on Thu, May 28, 2015 at 11:45 am
in ACRL Digital Humanities Interest Group

Finding Your Role: The Subject Specialist and Digital Humanities

http://www.ala.org/acrl/findingyourrole

Live Webcast 
June 11, 2015
11 a.m. Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern

90 minutes

Finding Your Role: The Subject Specialist and Digital Humanities

http://www.ala.org/acrl/findingyourrole

Live Webcast 
June 11, 2015
11 a.m. Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern

90 minutes

Description: During this webcast the co-editors of Digital Humanities in the Library: Challenges and Opportunities for Subject Specialists will discuss their recent book, give tips and suggestions for subject specialists interested in working with digital humanities projects, and give details on several case studies covered in the book. The interactive webcast will consider the following:

  • What do you think the role of the subject specialist is in supporting digital humanities?
  • Do you feel comfortable working with faculty on digital humanities projects? What kinds of training and support would you need to feel more comfortable?
  • How can subject specialists work together with other librarians and staff? (i.e. IT specialists, digital humanities librarians, archivists, etc.)
  • If you have worked on a digital humanities project, how have you balanced your time? How do you manage learning new skills, working on special projects, and doing the traditional work of the subject specialist? How can we engage/support students in digital projects?

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will be introduced to ways in which they can initiate, join, or improve subject liaison collaboration on DH projects.
  • Participants will share strategies for developing and contributing to DH communities of practice at their institutions.
  • Participants will have an opportunity to discuss challenges they are facing in gaining skills used in DH scholarship.

Presenters: Arianne Hartsell-Gundy is the Head, Humanities Section and Librarian for Literature and Theater Studies at Duke University. She has a Master of Arts degree in Comparative Literature and a Master of Library Science from Indiana University. Her research interests include information literacy, graduate student pedagogy, collection analysis, and digital humanities, and she is the co-author of the forthcoming Literary Research and British Postmodernism: Strategies and Sources.

Laura R. Braunstein is the Digital Humanities and English Librarian at Dartmouth College. She has a doctorate in English from Northwestern University, where she taught writing and literature classes. She has worked as an index editor for the MLA International Bibliography, and serves as a consultant for the Schulz Library at the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont. Her research interests include collaborative learning, using archival materials in teaching, and the impact of the digital humanities on teaching and learning.

Liorah Golomb is the Humanities Librarian at the University of Oklahoma. She holds a doctorate in Drama from the University of Toronto and earned her MLIS at Pratt Institute. She has published several articles and chapters both within and outside of the field of librarianship, and is a co-author of Literary Research and Postcolonial Literatures in English: Sources and Strategies (Scarecrow Press, 2012).

Complete details including registration materials are online at http://www.ala.org/acrl/findingyourrole.

If you have a question about an e-Learning opportunity or need technical assistance, please contact Margot Conahan (mconahan@ala.org).

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Discussion Deadline is May 31st for LITA UX Contest!

by Rachel Vacek on Thu, May 28, 2015 at 11:45 am
in LITA User Experience Interest Group

Have you done something great to improve the physical or web user experience in your library? Were you able to complete the entire project for less than $100?  If so, then enter the LITA Contest, Great Library UX Ideas Under $100, right now!

The deadline for submitting is approaching fast. Get your ideas in before midnight on Sunday, May 31st.  

Have you done something great to improve the physical or web user experience in your library? Were you able to complete the entire project for less than $100?  If so, then enter the LITA Contest, Great Library UX Ideas Under $100, right now!

The deadline for submitting is approaching fast. Get your ideas in before midnight on Sunday, May 31st.  

This contest is part of a series of multiple events leading up to the 2015 LITA President’s Program at the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, on Sunday, June 28th, 2015, from 3-4pm. 

More info about the contest, including submission details, selection process and criteria, and a list of the amazing prizes, are all found on LITA’s blog:  http://litablog.org/2015/05/contest-great-library-ux-ideas-under-100/

Thanks,
Rachel Vacek
2014-2015 LITA President

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Discussion Call for Participation: LITA UX IG Meeting at ALA 2015

by Bohyun Kim on Fri, May 22, 2015 at 10:52 am
in LITA User Experience Interest Group

Call for Participation: LITA UX IG Meeting at ALA 2015

The LITA User Experience IG seeks 2-3 short presentations (10-15 minutes) on UX and Web usability for the upcoming 2015 ALA Annual Conference. This will be a physical meeting, and so the physical attendance for the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco is required for the presentation and/or attendance for this meeting. (Sorry, all travel expenses are the responsibility of the attendee.) 

Call for Participation: LITA UX IG Meeting at ALA 2015

The LITA User Experience IG seeks 2-3 short presentations (10-15 minutes) on UX and Web usability for the upcoming 2015 ALA Annual Conference. This will be a physical meeting, and so the physical attendance for the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco is required for the presentation and/or attendance for this meeting. (Sorry, all travel expenses are the responsibility of the attendee.) 

The LITA UX IG is also seeking the suggestions for discussion topics, things you have been working on, plan to work, or want to work on in terms of UX/Usability. All suggestions and presentation topics are welcome and will be given consideration for presentation and discussion. 

At the meeting, we will also take volunteers who will moderate the UX Twitter Chat by the LITA UX IG and Weave and/or who are interested in participating into organizing more meetings for the UX IG.

Please submit your topic below in the comments section of this CFP post in ALA Connect (http://connect.ala.org/node/239292) and also e-mail us off-the-list.

Please add your thoughts and ideas in the comments!

Meeting Details

Title: LITA User Experience IG Meeting
Date & Time: Monday, June 29, 2015 - 3-4 PM
Location: Hotel NIkko Golden Gate

Thanks!

Bohyun Kim, LITA UX IG chair bkim@hshsl.umaryland.edu
Rachel Clark, LITA UX IG vice-chair rachael.clark@wayne.edu

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Online Doc Faceted Subject Access IG meeting at ALA Annual 2015 in San Francisco

by Susan Wynne on Thu, May 28, 2015 at 10:55 am
in CaMMS Faceted Subject Access Interest Group

Please join us Saturday, June 27, 2015 in the Marriott Marquis San Francisco, Yerba Buena Salon 05 from 4:30-5:30 PM. (http://alaac15.ala.org/node/29209)

Please join us Saturday, June 27, 2015 in the Marriott Marquis San Francisco, Yerba Buena Salon 05 from 4:30-5:30 PM. (http://alaac15.ala.org/node/29209)

In San Francisco the focus is on FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) with a lively session of lightning talks showcasing innovative uses of and interesting issues with FAST headings in archival, repository, and catalog settings:

Speeding up Archival Description with FAST

Mackenzie Brooks, Assistant Professor and Metadata Librarian, Washington and Lee University

This lightning talk will outline the experience of batch-loading FAST headings into ArchivesSpace to speed up archival description and reduce cataloging backlog. At our small liberal arts university library, catalogers and Special Collections staff frequently fell behind in processing while trying to unite their distinct description priorities. Importing the FAST headings into ArchivesSpace minimized this barrier by providing Special Collections staff with a wide range of pre-approved headings. This presentation will briefly address technical implementation options and staff training strategies. 

 “Never the Time and the Place and the Topic All Together!”: Conceptualizing and Creating Chronological, Event, and Geographic Faceted Headings in an Archival-Management System

Catherine Oliver, Metadata and Cataloging Services Librarian, Northern Michigan University

 In October of 2014, the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives began transitioning to the ArchivesSpace archival-management system, a process which offered us an exciting opportunity to rethink our approach to metadata. The Archives has traditionally used the Library of Congress Subject Headings vocabulary to provide controlled subject access to its collections. We found, however, that our existing LCSH access points were not optimal for ArchivesSpace, which is a post-coordinated search environment designed to be navigated by faceted browsing. We have begun faceting our LCSH for use in ArchivesSpace, but have run into some issues with managing our chronological, event, and geographical headings. This talk will give an overview of our preliminary draft of best practices and outline our proposed survey of archives users (to be carried out in the fall of 2015).

Implementing FAST in an Institutional Repository

Brian Luna Lucero & Melanie Wacker, Columbia University

 Columbia University Libraries/Information Services began using FAST selectively in original cataloging of pamphlets in 2014 and also moved to using FAST in digital projects in early 2015. Based on these positive experiences, the decision was made to also use FAST in Columbia’s digital repository Academic Commons. This lightning talk will address the unique challenges faced by the Academic Commons team to move a large scale MODS-based repository of over 15,000 items from the very high level ProQuest subject terms to the much more granular FAST headings -- both for new cataloging going forward as well as for the existing records.

FAST Headings in the UNLV Libraries Catalog: A Laissez-Faire Approach!

Carol Ou, Head of Discovery Services, & Marilyn Vent, Serials Cataloging Librarian, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 The introduction of FAST headings in WorldCat records can pose new challenges to local catalogs and local cataloging practices.  Like many other libraries, UNLV Libraries sources shelf-ready and other copy-cataloging records from WorldCat for a significant portion of our collection.  Traditionally we do very little editing to the majority of these records, so when OCLC began systematically adding FAST headings to WorldCat records, FAST headings naturally began flowing into our local catalog.  This presentation will briefly discuss our local approach to managing FAST headings and the display and indexing changes we have made to support FAST headings in our local catalog, as well as some issues surrounding the maintenance of these headings that we have yet to fully resolve.

 We will also hear an update from Dr. Diane Vizine-Goetz about OCLC’s work with FAST.

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Discussion Minutes ALA Annual 2014 and Midwinter 2015

by Mary Keeling on Thu, May 28, 2015 at 10:25 am
in AASL SPVS (Supervisors Section)

I am posting minutes from the SPVS section meetings for ALA Annual 2014 and ALA Midwinter 2015.

Please note that these have not been approved, but are provided for information.  These will be presented to the SPVS section for approval at ALA Annual in June 2015.

Online Doc ANMIG May Meeting Minutes

by Autumn Faulkner on Thu, May 28, 2015 at 10:11 am
in ALCTS New Members Interest Group

ANMIG May Meeting – 05/01/15, 11am EST

Absent: Autumn Faulkner

Present: Elyssa Gould, Deana Groves, Jacob Ineichen, Hayley Moreno, Regina Gong, Alissa Hafele, Katy Holder 

1. April chat review

ANMIG May Meeting – 05/01/15, 11am EST

Absent: Autumn Faulkner

Present: Elyssa Gould, Deana Groves, Jacob Ineichen, Hayley Moreno, Regina Gong, Alissa Hafele, Katy Holder 

1. April chat review

  • 4-5 attendees,
  • Steady, lively discussion throughout
    • A lot of good questions, A lot of topics covered
    • Think people will visit through the archives
    • This topic should probably happen every year
    • Promoted the other ALCTS event

2. Upcoming chats

  • Interviewing Tips - Deana and Autumn - May 20th.
    • Promotion - May 13th and May 18th
    • Navigating Annual - Hayley and Alissa - June
      • Hayley will contact guest expert next week

3. Incoming ANMIG Officers

  • Thanks to Autumn and Regina and wish you the best!
  • Hayley and Jacob - co-chairs, Alissa – secretary, Katy – member-at-large, Tim - social media coordinator
  • ALCTS 101 blurb will include call for volunteers and hopefully people will show interest at ALA.
  • Hayley and Jacob will choose additional members for next year.
    • If you know anyone with interest send recommendations this way.

4. ALCTS 101

  • Update –
    • Deana and Elyssa met with Susan Wynne and incoming co-chair.
    • Pretty much same as last year, but 7-8:30. Longer times at tables (10 minutes) and emphasis on not having to go to every table.
    • Norm working on after party.
    • Some comments were that "speed networking" was intimidating....maybe ALCTS Musical Chairs.
      • Any suggestions?
      • Deana and Elyssa will be looking for veterans for usual topics.
      • Office is thinking a scavenger hunt leading up to Annual, because ALA is a bit too hectic. So photos of hometown stuff instead.
        • Should the winners be published on ALCTS Central? Something to make it all more visible?
        • Give a price each time the table switches at ALCTS 101?
        • Jacob will start adding things to wiki doc. Feel free to add ideas if you have them.

5. Other

  • Twitter Chats
    • Hayley is involved in LITA group that uses twitter for chats. 2015-2016 maybe we look at this as platform for ANMIG chats.
      • Alot of library chats held there already.
      • Much more user friendly.
      • Character limit issue, but seems more dynamic.
      • Twitter chats can be archived.
      • Regina - ALA is thinking of replacing ALA Connect. Fall maybe. This could improve future chats.
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Event Task Force Meeting at Annual Conference

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Thu, May 28, 2015 at 09:44 am
in PLA Family Engagement Task Force

The Family Engagement Task Force will meet during the PLA All Committee Meeting segment on June 28 from 9-10:30 a.m.

Location: InterContinental San Francisco, Sutter

PLA@ALA meetings: http://www.ala.org/pla/education/alaannual#meetings

The All Committees Meeting on the Annual Conference Scheduler: http://alaac15.ala.org/node/29970

Discussion Tech Services Managers meeting at ALA Annual 2015

by Amy Lana on Thu, May 28, 2015 at 09:03 am
in Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group (ALCTS "Medium Heads")

The world of technical services is more complex than ever before, presenting challenges to the veteran and new librarian alike.  The ALCTS Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group invites you to join us Saturday, June 27th in the Moscone Convention Center room 2012 (W) from 8:30-10:00 am to discuss these challenges and brainstorm solutions.
 
Join your colleagues at roundtables featuring topics such as: 

The world of technical services is more complex than ever before, presenting challenges to the veteran and new librarian alike.  The ALCTS Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group invites you to join us Saturday, June 27th in the Moscone Convention Center room 2012 (W) from 8:30-10:00 am to discuss these challenges and brainstorm solutions.
 
Join your colleagues at roundtables featuring topics such as: 

  • Technical Services Managers as project managers
  • Institutional Repositories: Who, What, When, Where, …Why? 
  • The Sudden Acquisitions Librarian: What do I do now?  
  • What qualities and skills does a leader in Technical Services need today vs ten years ago? 
  • Are there resources for which it is appropriate to rely on your discovery layer rather than cataloging them?
  • What new services/products are challenging the tools and/or talent of Technical Services today?

We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco!

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by Braegan Abernethy on Thu, May 28, 2015 at 08:55 am
in Instruction Section Archive

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