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Discussion List of How To Videos for New Connect

by Pamela Akins (staff) on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 06:27 pm

Below is a working list of links to short videos (1-2 minutes) of how-to for basic tasks in the New ALA Connect.

All Users

Welcome and Intro (2 min 7 sec)

Find Members Like You  (1 min 25 sec)

Search Content (1 min 15 sec)

Anatomy of a Group (1 min 35 sec)

Anatomy of a Discussion (1 min 2 sec)

Below is a working list of links to short videos (1-2 minutes) of how-to for basic tasks in the New ALA Connect.

All Users

Welcome and Intro (2 min 7 sec)

Find Members Like You  (1 min 25 sec)

Search Content (1 min 15 sec)

Anatomy of a Group (1 min 35 sec)

Anatomy of a Discussion (1 min 2 sec)

Explore Your Profile (2 min 22 sec)

Manage Email Notifications (1 min 47 sec)

Manage Opt-Outs by Community (1 min 7 sec)

Change Password (1 min 3 sec)

Update Address/Demographics (1 min 28 sec)

Add a File to a Repository (Public) (1 min 19 sec)

Add a File to a Private Group (1 min 12 sec)

 

For Community Administrators

Overview of what you can do for your Community

Run Exports

Add a Poll using Woofu

Add a Poll using Quizmaker

Add a link to a Chat session in Adobe Connect

 

For Governance Staff Users

Manage the Council Documents

Manage the Committee on Committees

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PLA (Public Library Association)

Discussion Applications for the 2017 NMRT ALA Conference Mentoring Program are Open

by Casey McCoy on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 02:45 pm

The New Members Round Table Mentoring Committee is seeking applicants for its 2017 ALA Conference Mentoring Program, occurring during the American Library Association Annual Conference, June 22nd - 27th, in Chicago, IL. The NMRT Mentoring committee will pair first time attendees with more experienced conference goers.

 

The New Members Round Table Mentoring Committee is seeking applicants for its 2017 ALA Conference Mentoring Program, occurring during the American Library Association Annual Conference, June 22nd - 27th, in Chicago, IL. The NMRT Mentoring committee will pair first time attendees with more experienced conference goers.

 

Applicants should apply to be a conference mentee if this is their first time attending an American Library Association Annual Conference. Program mentors are those who are comfortable navigating the massive, and often daunting, annual conference and can provide guidance and tips to someone who has never experienced it before.

 

Applicants must attend the conference at least 3 days to be eligible. Mentoring pairs should plan to meet with each other two times and be willing to remain in contact via phone or email during the conference.

 

The committee will also be hosting a Mentoring Social on Friday, June 23rd, where mentors and mentees from all of our programs have a place to meet face to face! The social runs from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in the Comiskey Meeting Room. Attendance is highly recommended and serves as a great opportunity to not only meet up with your mentoring match but also gives you a chance to meet up with other conference attendees.

 

Applications are due June 2nd with notification of pairings to occur by the week of June 11th.

 

For more information and to apply, visit:

 

http://www.ala.org/nmrt/oversightgroups/comm/mentor/mentoringcommittee

 

Any additional questions or concerns may be directed to the NMRT Mentoring Committee by emailing ALANMRTmentoring@gmail.com.

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Curriculum and Outreach Educator, Bowling Green State University

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 11:37 am

CURRICULUM AND OUTREACH EDUCATOR
Curriculum Resource Center – University Libraries

Bowling Green State University is a tier-one, public university serving 19,000 students on two campuses in northwest Ohio. The University has nationally recognized programs and research in the natural and social sciences, education, arts, business, health and wellness, humanities and applied technologies. BGSU seeks talented individuals to join our community in Bowling Green, Ohio, recognized as one of the “Best College Towns of America.”

CURRICULUM AND OUTREACH EDUCATOR
Curriculum Resource Center – University Libraries

Bowling Green State University is a tier-one, public university serving 19,000 students on two campuses in northwest Ohio. The University has nationally recognized programs and research in the natural and social sciences, education, arts, business, health and wellness, humanities and applied technologies. BGSU seeks talented individuals to join our community in Bowling Green, Ohio, recognized as one of the “Best College Towns of America.”

The Curriculum and Outreach Educator reports to the Head Librarian of the CRC. In consultation with the Head Librarian, coordinates the outreach of the CRC to the campus and regional community; oversees the CRC web pages, social media presence for the CRC and the CRC LibGuides; provides instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels; provides reference and circulation functions during regularly scheduled shifts including some evenings and weekends; stays current with various state educational standards and helps the Head Librarian with curriculum mapping efforts for the College of EDHD. Serves on committees as assigned and assists with collection development. Full-time, 10 month position.

Full time Administrative Staff position available. For a complete job description & instructions on how to apply for this position visit https://bgsu.hiretouch.com/ or contact the Office of Human Resources. BGSU. AA/EEO/Disabilities/Veterans. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421.

 

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Electronic Resources Librarian, Suffolk University

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 11:35 am

Electronic Resources Librarian, Sawyer Library Professional/Administrative Boston, Massachusetts ________________________________________
Description

Electronic Resources Librarian, Sawyer Library Professional/Administrative Boston, Massachusetts ________________________________________
Description

Suffolk University is seeking qualified candidates to consider for the Electronic Resources Librarian position. Under the supervision of the Assistant Director, Technical Services, the Electronic Resources Librarian provides leadership in the acquisition, evaluation, management, and promotion of a wide range of continuing and electronic resources including databases, journals and reference sources. S/he is responsible for integrating the electronic resources, where appropriate, with the link resolver and discovery layer software. S/he takes the lead in resolving access problems for electronic content and trains other staff members in resolving problems as appropriate. Leads the Sawyer Library’s effective use of emerging technologies by: 1) evaluating the suitability of emerging technologies for supporting Sawyer Library services; 2) develops and maintain widgets, apps and other products that extend the reach of library resources and services across technology platforms; 3) supports technology-based library outreach to the Suffolk University community; 4) assesses the effectiveness of technology- based library services; develops library staff awareness of new and emerging technologies.

Primary/Principal Responsibilities:
Responsibility
Electronic Resources & Access
Primary administrator of the Sierra Integrated Library System.
• Provides leadership for the strategic development and management of
electronic resources. Coordinates all activities associated with the management of the Library's electronic resources including acquisitions, licensing, access, and evaluation of electronic resources.
• Communicates daily with external service providers, including
publishers, vendors, consortia, content providers, and technology suppliers.
Collaborates internally with library staff in other departments and bibliographers to provide optimal access to the Library's electronic resources collection for the University community, including research on how the Sawyer Library might optimize those resources for discoverability through discovery services and search engines.
• Maintains access throughout the life cycle of an electronic resource
subscription or purchase, including:
o Handling the acquisition and vendor contact of the library’s
electronic resources to obtain acquisition and renewal pricing.
o Managing the maintenance of the electronic serials data in the Serials
Solutions knowledgebase.
o Uploading electronic book and serial records into the Sierra online
catalog. .
o Providing access to research databases through the library website.
o Maintaining all entries in the library’s Web Access Management (WAM)
Proxy server forward table.
o Taking the lead in resolving complex access problems with electronic
content.
• Works closely with the Serials Assistant to handle subscriptions
migrating from print to electronic.
• Assesses use of the library’s electronic resources through the
collection and analysis of vendor-supplied and library-generated annual usage statistics.
• In collaboration with the Assistant Director for Technical Services,
assists the Director in gathering data and other information related to electronic resources and other aspects of the position.
Library’s Web Presence:
• Provides innovative leadership for technology solutions in the Sawyer
Library by managing the library website, identifying, implementing, and evaluating current and emerging technologies for the effective delivery of library services. Maintains and creates content for the library website for desktop and mobile platforms; ensuring the library website is in compliance with style, accessibility and security policies and standards
• Communicates the library’s web needs with the offices of Web Services
and the Office of Marketing & Communication.
• Administers the library’s subscriptions to LibGuides and LibAnswers,
and LibCal.
• In conjunction with Reference Services, provides supplementary
administration to the library’s social media presence on Facebook, Blogger, and Twitter.
Support for the ILS
• Chairs the joint Law-Sawyer Sierra Administration Committee to
implement changes to the online library system.
• In conjunction with the Assistant Director for Technical Services,
acts as the support contact for all Suffolk’s libraries.
• Uses the library system to generate reports on demand for staff
members, including new books and vendor-specific acquisitions.
• Trains staff from all libraries on the functions of the online library
system.
Technical Support
• Keeps abreast of emerging technologies and their potential application
within the library.
• Offers training to students and library staff for library technology.
• In conjunction with the IT desktop specialist, makes recommendations
for technology purchases within the library.
• Makes recommendations for software purchases to meet the library’s
specific needs, including those regarding assessment, instructional technology, and room booking.
• Committee Participation - Serves on library committees and represents
the library on university-wide committees relating to technology, as appropriate.

Requirements/Qualification: may include
• Graduate degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science
program, or equivalent.
• 3 years or more of post MLS experience
• Thorough understanding of continuing and integrating resources,
including awareness of issues concerning vendors, packages, aggregators, platforms, licensing, pricing models, and financial and statistical management needs.
• Experience working with electronic resources and serials in an
academic library.
• Ability to communicate and work well with colleagues on what is
increasingly an inter-departmental initiative, understanding variant perspectives on shared work.
• Understanding of database issues, and the interoperability needs to
support Sierra and related as well as future products and services.
• Ability to develop projects, including training, quality control, and
follow-up.
• Working knowledge of technical environments, especially those related
to proxy servers and link resolvers, as well as familiarity with emerging electronic resources standards such as ONIX, SUSHI, COUNTER, and SERU.
• Experience with Microsoft Office software
• Understanding of cataloging standards and MARC 21 format.

 

To apply: Electronic Resources Librarian, Sawyer Library Professional/Administrative Boston, Massachusetts http://jobs.jobvite.com/suffolkuniversity/job/o5t84fwu/apply

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Processing Archivist, UW-Madison’s Archives (apply by June 15)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 11:32 am

http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/495246/processing-archivist

UW-Madison’s Archives is seeking a creative and forward-thinking archivist who is passionate about archival processing and description. Working with materials in a variety of formats, the Processing Archivist will ensure that our collections are described to national standards and easily discoverable online. This position is critical to our goal of increasing the accessibility of UW-Madison history for students, faculty, and the public.

http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/495246/processing-archivist

UW-Madison’s Archives is seeking a creative and forward-thinking archivist who is passionate about archival processing and description. Working with materials in a variety of formats, the Processing Archivist will ensure that our collections are described to national standards and easily discoverable online. This position is critical to our goal of increasing the accessibility of UW-Madison history for students, faculty, and the public.

Processing Archivist

Under the supervision of the Director of Archives and Records Management, the Processing Archivist is the primary technical services position for university archives, specializing in archival arrangement and description. This position will work on new and existing collections in a wide variety of media formats. The Processing Archivist will advise on workflow improvement, policy-setting, and technologies and tools related to archival arrangement and description. They will assist with reference and outreach activities in collaboration with colleagues in archives and the UW Libraries.

The Processing Archivist must be service-oriented and have excellent communication skills. The person in this position must have superb organizational skills and a keen attention to detail. They will work in a highly collaborative work environment, which requires an ability to work with a range of departments and colleagues across the library system.

The Libraries at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are dedicated to the practices of social justice, diversity, equality, and respect among our staff, students, collections, and services. We strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society and embrace diverse points of view as assets to the fabric of our community. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment, and we encourage candidates to apply who share these values.

 

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Health Science Librarian, Stony Brook University (apply by June 17)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 11:29 am

Health Science Librarian

http://naples.cc.sunysb.edu/Admin/CampusJob.nsf/987ddc6b836068648525659c...

Campus Description: Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Stony Brook Libraries are known for a wide-range of print and digital resources and world-renowned special collections. The Stony Brook Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), with a Health Sciences Center Library that is a member of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries. The Libraries are engaged in an ambitious and dynamic strategic planning (2015-2018). The collection exceeds 2 million volumes, including e-books, print and electronic holdings of scholarly journal subscriptions, microforms, music, recordings, and a sizable map collection. The SBU Libraries include 6 distinct facilities, including Melville Library, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry, Math/Physics, Southampton and Health Sciences Libraries, and SUNY Korea-SBU Campus. The University's Libraries stand as the largest academic research library on Long Island, serving as a resource in the local community, state-wide, and internationally. The Libraries maintain memberships and affiliations in arXiv, Association of Research Libraries, SPARC, Center for Research Libraries, SUNY Connect, DuraSpace (As a SUNY member) the Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, Coalition of Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research,Roper Center, OCLC Research Library Partnership, and ORCID through the National Network, of the National Libraries of Medicine. The Libraries utilize Ex Libris' Aleph for its integrated library system and have recently deployed EBSCO's Discovery Service, SPace, Content DM, and Omeka, are used for managing digital assets and a growing Institutional Repository.
Descriptive Title: Health Sciences Librarian REF#: F-9771-17-05
Budget Title: Senior Assistant/Associate Librarian Faculty Position
Department: Library Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC

Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Required Qualifications: MLS or its equivalent from an ALA accredited program. Evidence of the ability to do research, publication, and service consonant with University standards for promotion and tenure. At least one year full-time relevant experience in a library. Experience with online information resources and information management tools for health and medicine.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience providing information, reference, and instructional services in an academic, medical, or special library. Experience with online information resources, and information management tools for health and medicine. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple responsibilities and to work collaboratively with others in a team environment. Evidence of flexibility and ability to thrive in a complex environment with excellent communication and analytical skills. Advanced degree in education, educational technology, health sciences or any related discipline. Training or experience in the use of information technology, scholarly communications, and experience building and sustaining collections in all formats. Membership (certification) in the Academy of Health Information Professionals preferred.

Responsibilities & Requirements: The Health Sciences Librarian will contribute to the University Library's suite of service activities, including information and instructional services, scholarly communication and research support services, collection development, liaison, and outreach services. The position works most directly with the five Health Sciences Schools and various clinical departments.
The successful candidate will:
• Work closely with faculty to establish library programs, services, and activities that meet instructional, research, and clinical needs
• Collaborate with other subject specialists on collection development/management and act as liaison to assigned departments
• Provide information and instructional services, both in person and using digital media, in areas of liaison responsibility. Digital media may include websites, interactive online learning objects, tutorials, and social networking
• Monitor trends in scholarly publishing in areas of liaison responsibility to inform the design of library services and the development of library collections
• Provide consultation and instruction on the development of literature searches in support of evidence-based practice
• Participate in professional activities and monitor developments in best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Stony Brook University Libraries research, clinical, and instruction services
• Contribute to library-wide information, instruction, research support services, including virtual reference
• Serve on library and/or Stony Brook University campus committees, task forces, and working groups

Scholarly and Service Responsibilities:
• Engage in scholarly and professional activities
• Participate in library and university service

Special Notes: This is a tenure track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible. **Application will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to guarantee consideration, please apply by 06/16/2017.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

Stony Brook University is 100% tobacco-free as of January 1, 2016. See our policy and learn more at stonybrook.edu/tobaccofree.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a State Employment Application, cover letter and resume/CV to:

Pamela DiPasquale
University Libraries Personnel
Melville Library, Room S1430B
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3300
Fax: (631) 631-632-7116

Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 06/17/2017, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.

STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WE ENCOURAGE PROTECTED VETERANS, INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES, WOMEN AND MINORITIES TO APPLY.
IF YOU NEED A DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL THE UNIVERSITY HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 632-6161 OR THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 444-4700.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TITLE II CRIME AWARENESS AND SECURITY ACT, A COPY OF OUR CRIME STATISTICS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY CALLING (631) 632-6350. IT CAN ALSO BE VIEWED ON-LINE AT THE UNIVERSITY POLICE WEBSITE AT http://www.stonybrook.edu/police
Job Category: A) Faculty and Librarian Positions. Posting Date: 05/17/2017
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RUSA RSS Research and Statistics Committee (Reference Services Section)

Discussion 2017 Reference Research Forum - Program Description

by David Ward on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 10:11 am

WHAT: New Discoveries in Reference: RUSA/RSS 23rd Annual Reference Research Forum

WHAT: New Discoveries in Reference: RUSA/RSS 23rd Annual Reference Research Forum

WHERE: MCP W180

WHEN: Sunday, June 25th, 10:30-11:30 am

 

Come join the RUSA RSS Research and Statistics Committee for a lively presentation of exciting new research in the field of reference services.  Our presenters, selected using a blind review process, will discuss findings from their current original research projects. The Reference Research Forum continues to be one of the most popular and valuable programs during the ALA Annual Conference.

 

 

‘Is it a journal title, or what?’ Mitigating Microaggressions in Virtual Reference, Marie Radford, Ph.D. Professor and Director, Ph.D. Program, Communication, Information and Library Studies, Rutgers University, speaker. Co-researchers: Vanessa Kitzie, Doctoral Candidate, Rutgers University, Lynn Silipigni Connaway, OCLC, Diana Floegel, MI- LIS Student, Rutgers University

 

 

 

Microaggressions are intentional or non-intentional verbal, behavioral and environmental indignities towards marginalized individuals. Microaggressions are subtle, nuanced, and difficult to detect and address, especially in virtual environments. This presentation reports results from qualitative content analysis of a large, longitudinal, random sample of QuestionPoint virtual reference service (VRS) sessions (drawn from 2006, 2010, and 2016). In this time of heightened online conflict, attendees will be provided with research-based examples and guidelines to help them to both recognize microaggressions and to minimize them to enhance service excellence.

 

 

Research Consultations and Student Success, Ann Roselle, Faculty LibrarianPhoenix College, speaker

 

Based on original research applying the amework for Information Literacy, this presentation explores the question:  What common themes occur in research consultations?  Patterns emerged from analysis of 522 field notes recorded by a team of librarians after consultations, along with in-depth telephone interviews with librarians at other institutions. Within and beyond information literacy concepts, librarians establish connections with students that range from explaining research as inquiry to preventing course withdrawals.  This presentation proposes that academic librarians can positively affect student retention by intentionally leveraging relationship-building opportunities in the research consultation context.

 

Analyzing Data Consultations: What Liaisons can Learn about Users' Data Needs and Use of Tools, Wenli Gao, Communication, Sociology, and Anthropology Librarian, University of Houston, speaker. Co-researchers: Lisa Martin, Coordinator of Business Research and Outreach, and Irene Ke, Psychology & Social Work Librarian (University of Houston)

 

As more academic libraries start to offer data services, liaison librarians find themselves needing to improve their data consultation skills. This study analyzed email and in-person data consultation transactions for the academic year 2014-2015 and conducted content analysis to dig deeper into the questions and answers. The results of this study would provide librarians with insights of users’ data service needs and help librarians focus professional development on tools and resources that are most relevant for users.

Cindy Levine (crlevine@ncsu.edu) and David Ward (dh-ward@illinois.edu), Co-chairs, RSS Research and Statistics Committee

Event Scheduler Link: http://bit.ly/2n9OP8x

 

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ACRL EBSS Psychology Committee (Educational and Behavioral Sciences Section)

Event EBSS Psychology Committee Virtual Meeting

by Cheryl Smith on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 09:02 am

EBSS Psychology Committee Meeting Agenda - Thursday, June 1, 2017, 4-5 Eastern

 

EBSS Psychology Committee Meeting Agenda - Thursday, June 1, 2017, 4-5 Eastern

 

  1. Welcome/Introductions
  2. Final review of EBSS LibGuide for Psychology Librarians (http://acrl.libguides.com/c.php?g=518206)
  3. Information Literacy Framework for Psychology next steps
  4. New Business 
  5. Old Business
  6. Adjournment

Please contact Cheri Smith at csmith@nd.edu if you would like to attend this virtual meeting. 

 

 

-- 

Cheri Smith

Program Director, Teaching, Research & User Services

Psychology Librarian

Hesburgh Libraries

 

University of Notre Dame

157 Hesburgh Library

Notre Dame, IN 46556

o: 574-631-4271

e: csmith@nd.edu

 

http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9022-6729

 

 

 

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ACRL Standards for Libraries in Higher Ed. Review Task Force (Association of College & Research Libraries)

Discussion Seeking Feedback on Draft of Revised Standards for Libraries in Higher Education

by Kara Malenfant-IL (staff) on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 10:28 am

The ACRL Board of Directors appointed a task force to review and update the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education (SLHE) as announced in ACRL insider on August 9, 2016.  After providing a progress update at an Open Forum at ALA Midwinter 2017, the task force drafted a revision that aims to align with enduring trends in academic libraries.     

The ACRL Board of Directors appointed a task force to review and update the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education (SLHE) as announced in ACRL insider on August 9, 2016.  After providing a progress update at an Open Forum at ALA Midwinter 2017, the task force drafted a revision that aims to align with enduring trends in academic libraries.     

  • Draft of revised Standards for Libraries in Higher Education (PDF attached)
  • Draft of revised Standards for Libraries in Higher Education with changes highlighted (PDF attached)

The task force would also like to enhance the appendices as these are meaningful tools for implementing the standards. While these drafts are currently underway, the task force would like to seek feedback to help with the revision process.

  • Draft of revised Appendix 1 – Sample Outcomes (PDF attached)
  • Draft of revised Appendix 2 – Benchmarking and Peer Comparison (PDF attached)

The task force is requesting your feedback and suggestions.  Please submit comments through the online form no later than Tuesday, May 23. 

You can also provide feedback during a free online open forum Seeking Feedback on Draft of Revised Standards for Libraries in Higher Education on Thursday, May 11, from 1:00 — 2:00 p.m. Central time (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pacific | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Mountain | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern.  Convert additional time zones online.) Submit your free registration online by May 10, 2017.  Login details will be sent via email the afternoon of May 10.  The webcast will be recorded and made available shortly after the live event.

Questions can be directed to the task force chair, Andrea Falcone at Andrea.Falcone@ucdenver.edu or (303) 352-3953.

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ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children)

Discussion 2017 ALSC PREconference - June 23, 2017

by Martha Simpson on Sat, May 20, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Perceive. Rise. Engage.” This summer the Association for Library Service to Children invites you to an ALSC PREconference celebrating the 2017 Batchelder, Belpré, Caldecott, Geisel, Newbery, and Sibert Honor Books. Seventeen authors, illustrators, and publishers of this year’s honor titles will be in conversation, considering the ways in which their very different books are connected along some interesting and compelling thematic lines.

Perceive. Rise. Engage.” This summer the Association for Library Service to Children invites you to an ALSC PREconference celebrating the 2017 Batchelder, Belpré, Caldecott, Geisel, Newbery, and Sibert Honor Books. Seventeen authors, illustrators, and publishers of this year’s honor titles will be in conversation, considering the ways in which their very different books are connected along some interesting and compelling thematic lines.

The half-day PREconference is scheduled for Friday, June 23, 2017, from 11:30am to 4:00pm, prior to the American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago. The program includes three panels featuring our creative guests, a communal lunch with honorees seated at each table, Honor Book Trivia, signed book door prizes, and many opportunities to celebrate some of the best literature published for children with their creators and fellow enthusiasts. 

A complete schedule, including participants, titles, and panel themes, is available on the ALSC Website http://www.ala.org/alsc/alsc-preconference .

Do you have questions for the honorees? Perhaps they have questions for you! Use #ALSCPRE to participate in the discussion on social media before, during, and after the program.

The PREconference is open to all and does not require registration for the ALA Annual Conference. The cost, including attendance and a box lunch, is $120 for ALSC members, $175 for ALA members, and $200 for the general public. The PREconference will take place at the McCormick Place West, Room W186, conveniently located for those moving on to the ALA Opening General Session in W375b/Skyline at 4:00pm and the Opening Reception on the Exhibits Floor at 5:30pm.

We encourage all registrants to read the 2017 honor books ahead of time in order to fully appreciate what is sure to be a day of insightful discussion and camaraderie.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to learn more about some of the best books published in 2016. Space is limited. Register today!

 

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