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ALCTS

Discussion ALCTS endorses cataloging and metadata core competencies

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 09:12 am

At the 2017 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, the Board of Directors of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) endorsed the “Core Competencies for Cataloging and Metadata Professional Librarians.” The Cataloging Competencies Task Force of the ALCTS Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS) Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group was commissioned to define a baseline of core competencies for

At the 2017 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, the Board of Directors of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) endorsed the “Core Competencies for Cataloging and Metadata Professional Librarians.” The Cataloging Competencies Task Force of the ALCTS Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS) Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group was commissioned to define a baseline of core competencies for LIS professionals in the cataloging and metadata field. The Task Force was chaired by Bruce J. Evans, assistant director for delivery services at Baylor University. 

The "Core Competencies for Cataloging and Metadata Professional Librarians" defines competencies in broad terms to acknowledge the wide variety of work performed by cataloging and metadata professionals in libraries of all types and sizes, regardless of developments in standards or technologies. The document is useful to managers and supervisors in their hiring, assessment, and review decisions, to library and information science students in making informed educational and internship choices and to library and information science educators for curriculum and course development.

In creating the competencies, the Task Force acknowledges that metadata professionals are responsible for advancing diversity issues within the broader information community. Metadata creators must possess awareness of their own worldviews, and work at identifying where those views exclude other human experiences. Development of inclusive metadata standards or best practices is a competency that should be developed over the course of a career.

Metadata creation competencies for specialized library communities, such as serials, audiovisual, music and rare and special collections, are not covered in the document. However, specialized metadata communities are encouraged to build on these competencies.

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LLAMA (Library Leadership & Management Association)

Discussion Dean Search, Wayne State University Libraries and School of Library and Information Science

by Steven K. Bowers on Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 07:01 am

More information at:

https://library.wayne.edu/info/about/dean_search/

 

Information also attached.  Position posted until April 1, 2017.

 

An excellent opportunity for leadership!

Diversity Member Initiative Group

Discussion Sharing best practices for cultural competency: Call for Participation

by Rebecca Kemp on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 10:02 pm

The American Library Association’s Diversity Member Initiated Group (MIG) invites you to participate in an ongoing discussion in ALA Connect and a facilitated discussion at ALA Annual Conference.

The American Library Association’s Diversity Member Initiated Group (MIG) invites you to participate in an ongoing discussion in ALA Connect and a facilitated discussion at ALA Annual Conference. We’re looking to collectively build an online library of conference and online presentations, trainings, and articles touching on institutional best practices around developing cultural competency in the next few months.  We’ll then review materials and discuss what ALA can do to foster best practices for cultural competency at our Annual Conference discussion on Sunday afternoon.  Join the conversation now in the MIG at http://connect.ala.org/node/229994 and add resources to the pinned post.  Please consider sharing this call for participation with your networks.

The mission of the Diversity Membership Initiative Group is

  • To provide a space for success stories and best practices and broadly highlight examples of activities that have improved services and fostered organizational change.
  • To provide a community of practice for members to discuss ideas, concepts, and methods to positively impact library services to increasingly diverse populations.
  • To provide a base for deepening our discussion and collective understanding of diversity and inclusion issues across our professional organizations.

All are welcome to join the MIG!

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ALA Committee on Diversity (COD)

Discussion Sharing best practices for cultural competency: Call for Participation

by Rebecca Kemp on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 10:00 pm

The American Library Association’s Diversity Member Initiated Group (MIG) invites you to participate in an ongoing discussion in ALA Connect and a facilitated discussion at ALA Annual Conference.

The American Library Association’s Diversity Member Initiated Group (MIG) invites you to participate in an ongoing discussion in ALA Connect and a facilitated discussion at ALA Annual Conference. We’re looking to collectively build an online library of conference and online presentations, trainings, and articles touching on institutional best practices around developing cultural competency in the next few months.  We’ll then review materials and discuss what ALA can do to foster best practices for cultural competency at our Annual Conference discussion on Sunday afternoon.  Join the conversation now in the MIG at http://connect.ala.org/node/229994 and add resources to the pinned post.  Please consider sharing this call for participation with your networks.

The mission of the Diversity Membership Initiative Group is

  • To provide a space for success stories and best practices and broadly highlight examples of activities that have improved services and fostered organizational change.
  • To provide a community of practice for members to discuss ideas, concepts, and methods to positively impact library services to increasingly diverse populations.
  • To provide a base for deepening our discussion and collective understanding of diversity and inclusion issues across our professional organizations.

All are welcome to join the MIG!

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PLA Board of Directors

Discussion PLA Board of Directors - Meeting Minutes (2009-Present)

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 04:11 pm

In progress

Although they are titled draft, all documents in this post have been approved at subsequent PLA Board meetings.

PDF's coming soon

RUSA Executive Committee (Reference and User Services Association)

Discussion Agenda, RUSA Executive Committee, 3-28-17

by Susan Hornung-IL (staff) on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 01:51 pm

RUSA Executive Committee Agenda

March 28, 2017, Tuesday

1pm PT / 2pm MT/ 3pm CT / 4pm ET

1. Agenda Changes/Approval, Announcements – MCMANUS

2. Approval of executive committee minutes, February 24, 2017

3. President’s Update – MCMANUS

4. Vice-President’s Update – LE BEAU

RUSA Executive Committee Agenda

March 28, 2017, Tuesday

1pm PT / 2pm MT/ 3pm CT / 4pm ET

1. Agenda Changes/Approval, Announcements – MCMANUS

2. Approval of executive committee minutes, February 24, 2017

3. President’s Update – MCMANUS

4. Vice-President’s Update – LE BEAU

5. Executive Director Report 

6. New Business:

a. Awards discussion & debrief on Awards phone call

  1. Recommend to RUSA Board that we discontinue the Achievement Awards Ceremony at ALA Annual effective FY2018.   We will work with the RUSA Board, ACC, and RUSA staff to develop alternative ways of recognizing members.  Ask Board to vote on this on April 6.
  2. Rescind O&P recommendation to have a volunteer Awards coordinator and sunset ACC.  Chris & Alesia propose that ACC continue for one more year and plan review and possibly sunset the committee after Annual 2018. One of the activities that committee could work on is an audit of all RUSA and Section awards. Leighann would also like to get all award committee manuals handed in, revised and updated.

b. Discussion of draft Professional Competencies for Reference and User Services Librarians

c. Discussion of RUSA Division Level Restructuring Recommendations

  1. Discussion of recommendation #6.   O&P  would like to sunset after ALA Annual 2017. 
  2. To help with the reorganization transition and provide continuity, RUSA will establish an Restructuring Implementation Task Force comprised mostly of members of the former O&P committee.

7. Plan agenda for RUSA Board meeting on April 6, 2017

8. Agenda items for next Executive Committee meeting

9. Next meeting: Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 1pm PT / 2pm MT/ 3pm CT / 4pm ET

 Rev. 3-23-17

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ALCTS CMS Collection Development Librarians of Academic Libraries

Online Doc CFP_Annual2017

by Jessica Schomberg on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 01:49 pm

The ALCTS Collection Development Librarians of Academic Libraries Interest Group is extending a call for panel presentations for its Annual Meeting in Chicago

The ALCTS Collection Development Librarians of Academic Libraries Interest Group is extending a call for panel presentations for its Annual Meeting in Chicago on Saturday, June 24 om 3:00–4:00 (room TBD).

The theme is
Transforming: E-Books & Collections.

 
We are looking for proposals for panel presentations that consider the ethical issues of e-book collections.We are particularly interested in proposals that include discussion of issues related to diversity & inclusion in purchasing choices, accessibility of e-books, restrictions on use, or the relationship between e-book collection development and the ramework or In ormation Literacy.

Submit questions and/or complete proposals to jessica.schomberg@mnsu.edu by March 16.

 
Name:
Focus of presentation:
Are you presenting research or theory:
 

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ALCTS Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group (Medium Heads)

Discussion ALA Midwinter 2017 Meeting Report

by Scott Phinney on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 07:55 am

The Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group met on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 8:30-10:00 am.  The attached report outlines what was discussed during the meeting; the final version of this report will appear in a forthcoming issue of Technical Services Quarterly.

ALSC Board of Directors

Discussion Online Board Meeting: ALSC Leadership Transition Plan

by Nina Lindsay on Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 10:45 pm

I’m calling to order this online meeting of the ALSC Board Directors.  We will have two items of business; one small new business item that I will introduce within a few days; but our major and first item is to discuss and approve a transition plan for the Board vacancy created by the recent resignation of Betsy Orsburn from the office of ALSC President.

In order to establish a quorum for this meeting, please indicate in a comment that you are "present" and then I will open discussion.  I am pasting background and a plan below for your review before we begin.

I’m calling to order this online meeting of the ALSC Board Directors.  We will have two items of business; one small new business item that I will introduce within a few days; but our major and first item is to discuss and approve a transition plan for the Board vacancy created by the recent resignation of Betsy Orsburn from the office of ALSC President.

In order to establish a quorum for this meeting, please indicate in a comment that you are "present" and then I will open discussion.  I am pasting background and a plan below for your review before we begin.

As we establish quorum, I would like to open by thanking Betsy for her service. While this must have been a very difficult decision, I am glad she is able to focus on her health, and I wish her the very best.

Background

Our Bylaws , at http://www.ala.org/alsc/aboutalsc/governance/bylaws provide for the governance of our organization.  The ALSC Executive Committee, in consultation with the co-chair of ALSC’S Organization and Bylaws Committee, have reviewed the Bylaws for guidance in handling this vacancy.

Article V. Sec. 3 states that:

In the event that the office of president becomes vacant, the vice-president shall become president and shall continue to fulfill the duties of the vice-president until the results of the next election are certified.

That will inform immediate transitions on the Board; however, as we head into Board year 2017-2018, Betsy’s vacancy moves to the role of Immediate Past President. The Bylaws do not explicitly provide for replacement of that position.  The ALSC Handbook of Organization does outline specific duties of the Immediate Past President, which then need to be addressed. 

Considering what will best serve the organization during the course of this vacancy, ahd guided by our Bylaws, the Executive Committee and Organziation & Bylaws co-chairs have agreed on the following plan:

Transition Plan

1) As provided in Article V. Sec 3, I will assume the office ALSC President immediately, concurrently serving as ALSC Vice-President/President-Elect.

2) On April 12, 2017, when the ALA Election results are certified, the newly elected Vice-President/President-Elect will assume that role immediately. (The candidates have been alerted of this.) They will carry that role through the 2017-18 term, as I will for President.

3) At the conclusion of the ALA 2017 Annual Conference, Andrew Medlar’s term as ALSC Past President concludes, and that Board position will remain vacant for the 2017-2018 year.   There is no provision for replacing that position on the Board, as it specifically results from having the experience of serving as both VP and President, “contributing, from the experience as president and knowledge and insight gained, to the future direction and leadership of ALSC.”  (from the Handbook of Organization). We have been operating with a 12 member Board, which is high-functioning, voting generally in consensus and easily establishing a quorum. Bylaws Article 7. Sec. 2 provides for establishing a quorum in a vacancy, suggesting that operations with a vacancy are expected. The Board will retain the provided number of Directors at Large.  Finally, many ALA Division Boards, as well as those of other organizations, are smaller than ours.  For all these reasons the Executive Committee and O&B Chairs feel ALSC can operate for one year with the Board position of Immediate Past President vacant.

The following duties of the Immediate Past President would be distributed as follows:

4) “The immediate Past-President serves as a member of the Executive Committee.” Our EC would operate a member down, as it has been, and as the Board has been and would do.   

5) “The Past-President develops the agenda, in consultation with the Executive Director, and chairs the ALSC Past Presidents’ Breakfast during Midwinter.”  Andrew has agreed to fill this role for a second year.

6) “The immediate Past-President serves on the Nominating Committee during the following year as Immediate Past-President, usually as chair.”  This is established practice, but the position is not named in the Nominating Committee composition statement. We have precedent for previous Past-Presidents declining this term of service, in which case an exiting Board member has been appointed Nominating Chair instead, and we would follow that precedent. (This will not arise until fall 2018)

7) “The immediate Past-President serves on the ALSC Budget Committee.” This position is named in the committee composition statement, and it is here especially that we seek Board agreement.  The immediate Past-President serves on this committee to bring board perspective and insight into funding our strategic directions, and the budget is formed by the strategic plan.  Therefore, we propose that a member of the 2017-2018 Board, ideally in their 3rd, or 2nd, year, fill this role.

To appoint that member, the Organization & Bylaws co-chairs have suggested we may borrow from Bylaws Article 4 Sec 3 (for filling an interim Board appointment), and do so “by appointment of the president with approval of the Board of Directors.”

Action and Meeting Schedule

Item 1 in the Transition Plan is explicit in the Bylaws and does not require Board action.  I present Items 2-7 to you as recommendations of the Executive Committee in consultation with the Organization & Bylaws Committee co-chairs.  When quorum is established and I call for discussion, I would invite you to comment on any part of the plan.    

Depending on discussion, I will seek a motion by Monday or Tuesday.  If adopted, item 7 would then require me to bring an appointee for the Budget Committee to you for approval.  In advance, I would welcome any Board member who will be in their 2nd or 3rd year in 2017-2018 and who has interest in serving on the Budget Committee to nominate themselves to me individually by email. 

 

 

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ODLOS Advisory Committee (Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services)

Discussion ODLOS Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes 3.21.2017

by Kate Rojas on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 09:22 pm

Hello everyone,

Our minutes from yesterday's meeting are available as a PDF attachment to this post and also here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cUDsOVYcPbmbZunMcjLg9FKXWGGMnOldKN0w...

Thank you for a great discussion!

Kate

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