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Online Doc RUSA Learning Opportunities - Notes - November 17. 2014

by Mary Popp on Sun, Nov 23, 2014 at 11:54 pm
in RUSA Learning Opportunities & Knowledge Coordination Task Force

Here are the minutes from the most recent meaning of the Learning Opportunities and Knowledge Coordination Task Force.

The next meeting will be December 15, 2014.

Discussion How Are ALA Conference sites selected?

by Trevor Dawes on Sat, Nov 22, 2014 at 06:48 pm
in ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Task Force members have been asked, "How does ALA select a conference site?"  That's a great question, and we have found a resource online that describes the various factors that are considered when selecting a location for the ALA Conference.  Visit the FAQ created by ALA Conference Services staff (http://www.ala.org/offices/conference/confservices/ccc/faq) to learn more.  

Task Force members have been asked, "How does ALA select a conference site?"  That's a great question, and we have found a resource online that describes the various factors that are considered when selecting a location for the ALA Conference.  Visit the FAQ created by ALA Conference Services staff (http://www.ala.org/offices/conference/confservices/ccc/faq) to learn more.  

You may also see the list of cities in which future ALA Conferences will be held (http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/ala-upcoming-annual-conferences-mid...).  

We know that there may be an issue in any city with which a member or members may have objections.  Naturally, we want to be sensitive to your concerns and hope that you'll reach out to us (for the duration of the Task Force tenure) or to appropriate staff at ALA to work together on determining how best to move forward. 

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Discussion Voting is Closed

by Alee Navarro (staff) on Sat, Nov 22, 2014 at 02:46 pm
in Vote for the 2015 ALA Midwinter Ignite sessions!

NOTE: Voting closed on November 21st. Watch the 2015 Midwinter Meeting website for an announcement of the sessions that were selected!

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Voting for the Ignite program proposals is now open through Friday, November 21st. We'll notify authors of the selected proposals and announce them in early December.

NOTE: Voting closed on November 21st. Watch the 2015 Midwinter Meeting website for an announcement of the sessions that were selected!

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Voting for the Ignite program proposals is now open through Friday, November 21st. We'll notify authors of the selected proposals and announce them in early December.

---> In addition to browsing the list below, you can also sort the proposals by title or date and see which proposals have gotten the most votes so far.

Your votes will count for 30% of the total, while ALA staff votes will also count for 30%. The ALA Conference Committee will weigh in with 40% of the votes.

Learn about all of the exciting things happening at the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting and register today!

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Discussion Midwinter session about the Americans with Disabilities Act

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 03:12 pm
in ALA Website Advisory Committee

Given our recent discussions about accessibility, I'm hoping you can help us promote the following session that will take place at Midwinter on Saturday, January 31st, from 1:00-2:30pm.

Enabling Acts: The Hidden Story of How the Americans with Disabilities Act Gave the Largest US Minority Its Rights

Given our recent discussions about accessibility, I'm hoping you can help us promote the following session that will take place at Midwinter on Saturday, January 31st, from 1:00-2:30pm.

Enabling Acts: The Hidden Story of How the Americans with Disabilities Act Gave the Largest US Minority Its Rights

"The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the widest ranging piece of civil rights legislation ever passed in the history of the United States, and it has become the model for most civil rights laws around the world. The untold story behind the Act is anything but a dry account of bills and speeches. Rather, it's a fascinating story of how a group of leftist Berkeley hippies managed to make an alliance with upper-crust, conservative Republicans to bring about a truly bi-partisan bill.

In this engaging account, acclaimed disability scholar Lennard J. Davis tells the behind-the-scenes and on the ground story of an often forgotten or ignored civil rights fight while illustrating the successes and shortcomings of the ADA in areas ranging from employment, education, and transportation to shifting social attitudes. Published for the 25th anniversary of the ADA, this book promises to powerfully ignite readers in a discussion of disability rights in America."

Thanks!

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Discussion Next Copyright Call

by Sarah McHone-Chase on Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 02:05 pm
in ALA Copyright Subcommittee

Hi all,

It looks like the best time for our call is going to be Dec 1, 3:00-4:00, EST. I will put out the number and code as we get closer to the date, but for now, please get the call on your schedules.

Thanks.

Sarah

Discussion Welcome

by Carl Bansbach on Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 01:37 pm
in AASL Legislation Committee (American Association of School Libraries)

Hello friends -

Just a note to say "hello" and let you know that I will be following up with the group on a number of things over the next several weeks related to our committee work leading up to ALA Midwinter. Please take a few minutes to let everyone know a bit about yourself.

Hello friends -

Just a note to say "hello" and let you know that I will be following up with the group on a number of things over the next several weeks related to our committee work leading up to ALA Midwinter. Please take a few minutes to let everyone know a bit about yourself.

First a bit about me - I am known as "Jay" (although I think I am listed by my first name Carl) -- am the Program Specialist for School Libraries for the Maryland State Department of Education and have been an active member of AASL for 13 years. I have served as Chair of the AASL Affiliate Assembly, currently represent MASL (Maryland) on the Assembly, and served a two year term on the AASL Board as well as a single term on the Executive Committee. Most recently, I was President of the Council of State School Library Consultants (CoSSLC) and serve on the Maryland Library Association Legislative Panel. I am an avid barbershop singer, reader, and love to travel. 

Important dates/times:

Jan. 31, 2015 (8:30 am - 10 am) Joint Legislation Meeting (AASL/ALSC/YALSA) (our year to host) - MCP - W175a (McCormack Place West)

Jan. 31, 2015 (3 pm - 5:30 pm) AASL All-Committee Meeting -- HYATT - Columbus CD (Hyatt Regency - Chicago) -we will meet as a committee during this time

May 4-5, 2015 - National Library Legislative Day (Washington, DC) - http://www.ala.org/advocacy/advleg/nlld

I will let you know about the ALA Committee on Legislation and other meetings you might want to attend after I retrieve those from my e-mail account. Let me also know if you will be joining us in Chicago!

Look for another note from me right after Thanksgiving -- enjoy your holiday!

Jay

 

 

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File 20141121_DCIGAgenda

by Megan Toups on Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 11:22 am
in ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group

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Event Documents Due for Board Consideration - Midwinter 2015

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 09:55 am
in ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries)

The ALA Midwinter Meeting will be held in Chicago, IL, on January 30-February 3, 2015. Actions for Board consideration must be submitted to apayne@ala.org by Friday, January 16, 2015.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

The ALA Midwinter Meeting will be held in Chicago, IL, on January 30-February 3, 2015. Actions for Board consideration must be submitted to apayne@ala.org by Friday, January 16, 2015.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

  1. Complete a Board of Directors Action Form (http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/forms) working with your ACRL staff and Board liaisons as appropriate. Requests for supplemental funding should comply with ACRL Policies and Procedures, http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/policies.
  2. Email your Board Action Form and supporting documents to Allison Payne (apayne@ala.org) with copy to your staff and Board liaisons by the deadline. If you need an extension, please contact Allison in advance of the deadline so that space can be allocated in the draft Board meeting agenda.
  3. Please expect an email acknowledging receipt of your submission within one week of submission. If you do not receive such a confirmation, please email again or call Allison at 312-280-2519.

The ALA Midwinter Meeting will be held in Chicago, IL, on January 30-February 3, 2015. Actions for Board consideration must be submitted to apayne@ala.org by Friday, January 16, 2015.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

  1. Complete a Board of Directors Action Form (http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/forms) working with your ACRL staff and Board liaisons as appropriate. Requests for supplemental funding should comply with ACRL Policies and Procedures, http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/policies.
  2. Email your Board Action Form and supporting documents to Allison Payne (apayne@ala.org) with copy to your staff and Board liaisons by the deadline. If you need an extension, please contact Allison in advance of the deadline so that space can be allocated in the draft Board meeting agenda.
  3. Please expect an email acknowledging receipt of your submission within one week of submission. If you do not receive such a confirmation, please email again or call Allison at 312-280-2519.

- See more at: http://connect.ala.org/node/227464#sthash.KshHbAIL.dpuf

The ALA Midwinter Meeting will be held in Chicago, IL, on January 30-February 3, 2015. Actions for Board consideration must be submitted to apayne@ala.org by Friday, January 16, 2015.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

  1. Complete a Board of Directors Action Form (http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/forms) working with your ACRL staff and Board liaisons as appropriate. Requests for supplemental funding should comply with ACRL Policies and Procedures, http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/policies.
  2. Email your Board Action Form and supporting documents to Allison Payne (apayne@ala.org) with copy to your staff and Board liaisons by the deadline. If you need an extension, please contact Allison in advance of the deadline so that space can be allocated in the draft Board meeting agenda.
  3. Please expect an email acknowledging receipt of your submission within one week of submission. If you do not receive such a confirmation, please email again or call Allison at 312-280-2519.

- See more at: http://connect.ala.org/node/227464#sthash.KshHbAIL.dpuf

The ALA Midwinter Meeting will be held in Chicago, IL, on January 30-February 3, 2015. Actions for Board consideration must be submitted to apayne@ala.org by Friday, January 16, 2015.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

  1. Complete a Board of Directors Action Form (http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/forms) working with your ACRL staff and Board liaisons as appropriate. Requests for supplemental funding should comply with ACRL Policies and Procedures, http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/policies.
  2. Email your Board Action Form and supporting documents to Allison Payne (apayne@ala.org) with copy to your staff and Board liaisons by the deadline. If you need an extension, please contact Allison in advance of the deadline so that space can be allocated in the draft Board meeting agenda.
  3. Please expect an email acknowledging receipt of your submission within one week of submission. If you do not receive such a confirmation, please email again or call Allison at 312-280-2519.

- See more at: http://connect.ala.org/node/227464#sthash.KshHbAIL.dpuf

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Discussion Union Library Workers

by Kathleen McCook on Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 06:32 am
in Union Library Workers

 

 

Be sure to  check out the Union Library Workers blog --a project of the Progressive Librarians Guild.

Event ALCTS Webinar: How to Host a Preservation Week Event

by Jane Rosario on Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 06:17 pm
in ALCTS

Apologies in advance for multiple postings.

ALCTS Webinar: How to Host a Preservation Week Event

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Sessions begin at 11 am Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern and last about an hour.

This webinar will help librarians who are thinking about hosting a Preservation Week event plan for choosing a topic and finding a speaker and will offer guidance on resources to answer preservation questions that may come up after the event.

Apologies in advance for multiple postings.

ALCTS Webinar: How to Host a Preservation Week Event

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Sessions begin at 11 am Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern and last about an hour.

This webinar will help librarians who are thinking about hosting a Preservation Week event plan for choosing a topic and finding a speaker and will offer guidance on resources to answer preservation questions that may come up after the event.

This webinar features a live question-and-answer session. Participants should come to the webinar having watched the previously recorded "How to Host a Preservation Week Event" presentation from February 2014.

Questions can be submitted ahead of time through a web form or raised during the live session.

 Submit a question now.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn strategies to host a successful 2015 Preservation Week program.

Who Should Attend?

Librarians thinking about planning a Preservation Week event or those already working on one.

Course Level & Prerequisites

Beginning to intermediate level. No prerequisites.

Presenter

Donia Conn is an independent consultant for small and mid-sized cultural heritage institutions. She has worked in the fields of conservation and preservation for almost twenty years, specializing in book conservation and preservation training. She teaches and consults on the full spectrum of collections care topics and is an adjunct faculty for the Simmons College School of Library and Information Science.

Donia is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC). She earned her BA in mathematics from St. Olaf College and her MLIS with Advanced Certificate in Conservation from the University of Texas-Austin.

Fee

Free

How to Register

Although there is no fee, registration is required. Register here.

Contact

For questions about registration, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or jreese@ala.org.

Sponsor

ALCTS Preservation & Reformatting Section's Preservation Week Committee

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

 

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