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RUSA Awards Coordinating Committee

Discussion January 2018 Committee Meeting (teleconference)

by Joseph Yue on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 04:37 pm

RUSA Awards Coordinating Committee
Monthly Teleconference Meeting

Jan 19 (Mon) 3 pm CT - 4 pm CT

Dial: 866-714-4933
Passcodes: 57382923

 

Tentative Agenda

00:00  confirmation of agenda

00:05  review issues and concerns from awards committees and how they can be addressed

00:25  discuss and finalize action plan on developing overall awards related policy, process and awards committee operational manual template

RUSA Awards Coordinating Committee
Monthly Teleconference Meeting

Jan 19 (Mon) 3 pm CT - 4 pm CT

Dial: 866-714-4933
Passcodes: 57382923

 

Tentative Agenda

00:00  confirmation of agenda

00:05  review issues and concerns from awards committees and how they can be addressed

00:25  discuss and finalize action plan on developing overall awards related policy, process and awards committee operational manual template

00:55  new business

01:00  adjournment

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Vegan and Vegetarian Librarians

Discussion Where to Eat Vegetarian and Vegan in Denver, Colorado

by Donald Wood (staff) on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 04:22 pm

Where to eat at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting

Feel free to add links to restaurants and guides for those of us attending the 2018 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Denver, CO, February 9-13. Follow #alamw18

Locals' Favorite Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Denver

Where to eat at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting

Feel free to add links to restaurants and guides for those of us attending the 2018 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Denver, CO, February 9-13. Follow #alamw18

Locals' Favorite Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Denver

The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Denver

Find Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Denver, CO (Happy Cow)

Watercourse Foods (Vegan)

The Vegetarian's Guide to Dining in Denver

 

 

 

 

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ACRL Membership Coordinating Committee (Association of College & Research Libraries)

Event Virtual MidWinter Committee Mtg

by Rachel Minkin on Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 03:49 pm

MidWinter Virtual Committee mtg

Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://msu.zoom.us/j/266764480
 
Or join by phone:

    +1 669 900 6833 or +1 408 638 0968 US Toll
    Meeting ID: 266 764 480
    International numbers available: https://msu.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=OQNrdAUaXHQktnjPtOxQkDefusRVMyZU

Or join from a H.323/SIP room system:

MidWinter Virtual Committee mtg

Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://msu.zoom.us/j/266764480
 
Or join by phone:

    +1 669 900 6833 or +1 408 638 0968 US Toll
    Meeting ID: 266 764 480
    International numbers available: https://msu.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=OQNrdAUaXHQktnjPtOxQkDefusRVMyZU

Or join from a H.323/SIP room system:

   Dial: 162.255.36.156
            162.255.37.11
            162.255.36.11

    Meeting ID: 266 764 480

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ALCTS CaMMS Heads of Cataloging Departments Interest Group

Event ALCTS Heads of Cataloging Departments Interest Group at Midwinter 2018

by Martin Knott on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 02:36 pm

Please join us for the ALCTS Heads of Cataloging Departments Interest Group Meeting for at the ALA Midwinter Conference on Monday, February 12, 2018, 8:30-10:00 a.m., Colorado Convention Center Room 705/707
 
 
Next Steps for FAST 
Kate Harcourt (Director of Original and Special Materials Processing, Columbia University)

Please join us for the ALCTS Heads of Cataloging Departments Interest Group Meeting for at the ALA Midwinter Conference on Monday, February 12, 2018, 8:30-10:00 a.m., Colorado Convention Center Room 705/707
 
 
Next Steps for FAST 
Kate Harcourt (Director of Original and Special Materials Processing, Columbia University)
Faceted Application of Subject Terminology (FAST) (remove “is” and period) Following up on informal discussions with OCLC regarding the future of FAST, representatives from five large university libraries have conducted a survey of institutions to understand the level of interest in current features and possible enhancements of FAST. The survey is not a comparison of FAST use with Library of Congress subject headings or other pre-coordinated headings. Kate Harcourt will report on the survey’s preliminary findings.  
 
 
Jackie Shieh (Resource Description Coordinator, George Washington University)
Embedding OCLC Work Identifiers: an Example Workflow
OCLC defines a work as “a high-level description of a resource, containing information such as author, title, descriptions, subjects etc., common to all editions of the work.” Work identifiers are a key component in building a rich linked data environment of relationships between entities, objects, and topics. Jackie Shieh will provide an update on GWU’s efforts to add WorldCat Work IDs to their bibliographic records. 
 
 
SHARE-VDE and BIBFRAME – Linked Data in Real Life
Michele Casalini (Managing Director, Casalini Libri), Erik Mitchell (AUL for Digital Initiatives and Collaborative Services, Berkeley), and Philip Schreur (AUL for for Technical and Access Services, Stanford)
This presentation seeks to introduce SHARE Virtual Discovery Environment in Linked Data (www.share-vde.org).  A research and development project driven specifically by the library community, SHARE-VDE is intended to facilitate the real implementation of BIBFRAME in libraries, creating substantial benefits for librarians and library patrons. The speakers will describe the vision behind linked data and motivations for its use in the library context, highlight expectations and related use cases for a concrete impact in the library community and beyond, and provide a brief overview of the results achieved in the two phases of the project.

 

​Heads of Cataloging Department Interest Group Co-Chairs
Angela Kinney
Martin Knott​

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ALCTS Role of the Professional Librarian in Technical Services Interest Group

Event Please join the ALCTS Role of the Professional Librarian in Technical Services Interest Group (RPLTS IG) at the 2018 ALA Midwinter in Denver, CO

by Tiewei Liu on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 12:43 pm

Please join the ALCTS Role of the Professional Librarian in Technical Services Interest Group (RPLTS IG) at the 2018 ALA Midwinter in Denver, CO.

Date and time: 2/10/2018, 10:30-11:30AM

Location: Colorado Convention Center, Room 303, Denver, CO

 

The following presentations will be made and up for discussion:

 

Please join the ALCTS Role of the Professional Librarian in Technical Services Interest Group (RPLTS IG) at the 2018 ALA Midwinter in Denver, CO.

Date and time: 2/10/2018, 10:30-11:30AM

Location: Colorado Convention Center, Room 303, Denver, CO

 

The following presentations will be made and up for discussion:

 

Metadata for Digital Scholarship, by R. Cecilia Knight and Rebecca Ciota

In working with Digital Scholars on projects, we have tried a variety of approaches to ensure that adequate metadata is created in order to support the goals of the project. Using Google products, such as Forms and Sheets, has added tools that work well both in terms of the comfort level of the collaborators and of supporting an iterative process that can lead to more robust metadata for the project. Digital scholars gradually come to understand the stakes of early decisions in metadata creation (such as file naming conventions and controlled vocabulary), and how those affect database structures, record display, keyword searching, and long-term curation.

 

Data Analysis: Revamping Collections to Fit Changing Needs, by Erin Ridgeway

Overhauling entire collections can seem like a daunting process, given the lack of financial means, physical space constraints, changes in format, or support from fellow librarians. Consequently, some library collections are becoming stagnant, wasteful, or simply ignored. Data analysis allows libraries to purchase resources that will have the most impact for their patrons, while greatly reducing spending on unnecessary collection development by shifting collections to fit the changing demands of their users. This session will discuss how librarians can use data analysis to compare and assess collections more effectively, provide beginner tips and tools to use, and propose ways to get buy-in from those reluctant to change.

 

Rethinking Service in Technical Services:  Discovering Best Practices for Public-Facing Technical Service Roles, by Angela Rathmel

Roles in technical services have always operated with the end-user in mind. But as this work continues to evolve from print to online, technical service professionals are assisting more and more with public-facing services. How are technical service professionals incorporating more public-facing service skills? This session looks briefly at models and best practices developed for library public services. Then, the presenter will facilitate discussion to discover how these models inform current technical services work, and any gaps these models may present, specific to the needs of technical services.

We look forward to seeing you in Denver!

 

Michelle Hahn and Tiewei Liu (Co-Chairs)

Suzhen Chen and Kristin Flachsbart (Co-Vice Chairs)

Mingyan Li (Co-chair ex-officio)

 

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ACRL/EBSS Education Committee

Event EBSS Education Committee - ALA 2018 Midwinter Virtual Meeting

by Alex Hodges on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 10:27 am

ACRL EBSS Education Committee Meeting
Monday, January 29, 2018, 11:00am PST / 12:00pm MST / 1:00pm CST / 2:00pm EST
Duration: 1:00 hour via WebEx
Note: This is an open meeting.

URL: https://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?MTID=e93880fe2689dd579dec260f35156fefa

Dial-in option available upon login 

ACRL EBSS Education Committee Meeting
Monday, January 29, 2018, 11:00am PST / 12:00pm MST / 1:00pm CST / 2:00pm EST
Duration: 1:00 hour via WebEx
Note: This is an open meeting.

URL: https://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?MTID=e93880fe2689dd579dec260f35156fefa

Dial-in option available upon login 

Attendees will need a USB headset (and an Internet connection) to utilize the VoIP feature. We recommend that all attendees have headsets with microphones available. Prior to accessing the meeting, you will need to have the most up-to-date version of Java downloaded. If attendees have any difficulties accessing the meeting, they can call WebEx’s tech support number at 877-469-3239.

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Here are a few additional tips from ACRL: 

  1. Make certain you have an updated version of Java.
  2. Make sure you have the most recent WebEx software by checking the system requirements . This especially applies to users accessing the meeting through a mobile device.
  3. You will need a headset for VoIP. If you are using a machine with a built-in microphone, you will need to disable the built-in microphone and enable the microphone on your headset (a USB headset is best).
  4. Please allow a few minutes to get in and test your audio, etc. before the start time.
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ACRL Board of Directors

Poll Do you approve the 2017 ACRL Fall Board Meeting proceedings?

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 10:09 am
Yes
100% (9 votes)
No
0% (0 votes)
Abstain
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 9
Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Electronic Resources Librarian, Columbus State Community College (OH) (apply by Feb. 15)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 02:07 pm

Electronic Resources Librarian

https://cscc.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=1802

 

Job Description: 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities, covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, in accordance with its requirements. 

Electronic Resources Librarian

https://cscc.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=1802

 

Job Description: 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities, covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, in accordance with its requirements. 

Duties are numbered for convenience, and do not indicate order in terms of importance, frequency that the duty is performed, or the amount of time spent on the duty.

1. Conducts administrative functions for library website and provides leadership to library’s website team. Maintains library’s electronic resources.

2. Provides technical support to LibGuides authors. Works closely with other reference staff, including LibGuides team leader, Open Educational Resources librarian, library website team representatives, and other library staff in Circulation, Acquisitions & Metadata, and Multimedia. 

3. Manages library’s digital infrastructure via Springshare (including LibGuides), EBSCOadmin, OCLC, and ProQuest platforms. Troubleshoots access problems for electronic library resources and communicates in a timely manner with appropriate internal and external parties to establish solutions. 

4. Supports the use of special technologies such as augmented reality apps and classroom response systems for library programs and events throughout the academic year. 

5. Provides reference assistance and support to students, faculty and staff. Answers reference questions using variety of print and electronic resources.

6. Teaches information literacy skills and provides individual instruction to users with varying skill levels, in the research process and in effective use of electronic and print resources and databases. Conducts group instruction sessions for students and faculty. 

7. Researches, evaluates and selects library materials to assist in maintenance and upgrading of print and electronic reference and circulating collections. Assists in evaluation and selection of print and electronic periodicals collection. 

8. Collaborates with faculty in development of instruction sessions tailored to the curriculum, class assignments and student readiness. Responds to faculty requests for development of effective library research assignments. 

9. Develops instructional modules for general and course specific library research. 

10. Initiates, plans and develops tutorials and supporting instructional materials for specific databases or research needs and specific user groups.

11. Provides advice and support to students including interpreting usefulness of reference materials for student projects, advises students on selection and focus of topics for research papers, and guides students in development of effective search strategies.

12. Advises students on citation methods, copyright issues and provides other support as needed to promote learning and research success. 

13. Works with the supervisor in orienting, training and mentoring new hires to the reference staff. As directed by the supervisor, provides guidance and project oversight for the part-time librarians. Works collaboratively with supervisor and full time librarians in planning program direction and initiatives of the department.

14. Provides library instruction sessions at off-campus sites. Records statistics for reference and instruction sessions. 

15. Participates in library assessment activities. Promotes library services at college events and through written articles in campus media.

16. Maintains confidentiality of patron records and other information.

17. Works assigned schedule, exhibits regular and predictable attendance and works overtime as required to meet workload demands. Performs other related duties as required.  

18. Monitors computer equipment used to access library information. Contacts IT support if service is needed for non-functional equipment. Serves on library and college committees.

Working Conditions: Normal library working conditions.  

Usual Physical Demands: The following physical demands are typically exhibited by position incumbents performing this job's essential duties and responsibilities. These physical demands are not, and should not be construed to be job qualification standards, but are illustrated to help the College, employee and/or applicant identify where reasonable accommodations may need to be considered. 

While performing duties of this job, the employee regularly stands and walks, and frequently sits at a desk to conduct reference research. Employee frequently reaches, bends or kneels to retrieve and shelve books. Employee regularly talks and listens to patrons, and frequently reads computer screens, catalogues, books and other material. Employee regularly lifts items up to 10 pounds, and occasionally pushes and pulls large book trucks up to 25 pounds.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: Library science; research methods, sources and databases; library practices and procedures; Dewey Decimal System; online catalog systems; online searching techniques; Microsoft office and other computer applications; best practices in library website design; Knowledge of DSpace or other open source repository applications. Ability to: Maintain good working relationships with library patrons, co-workers and other job contacts; Work individually without supervision as well as in teams; Evaluate information sources for content, authority and relevance; Analyze complex reference requests; Demonstrate a broad knowledge base of college academic programs; Categorize materials in subject, numerical and alphabetical order; Exhibit analytical thinking; Maintain confidential and sensitive information. Skill in: Verbal and written communications; listening; teaching and transmitting ideas to persons of diverse backgrounds and learning levels; Conducting research and related problem solving; Researching general and technical information; Scanning and analyzing large quantities of information for relevance to research questions; Operation and maintenance of the library computer system; Use of the Internet; routine typing; spelling; Maintaining operational records, Beyond basic HTML & CSS skills. Skill using Bootstrap, jQuery, jQuery UI, Javascript, {{moustache}}, Font Awesome. Skill in Photoshop and Camtasia or other photo and video editing software.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited institution.  At least 1 years of experience working in a library position with increasing responsibility. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).   

Additional Information:  All applicants must submit a resume and a cover letter that details their experience in patron service, college-level research, use of research databases, and required technology skills including website development. Evidence of relevant technology work must be included with application materials. Applications received without evidence of work samples and a cover letter will be considered incomplete and, therefore, not considered.

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