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Discussion ALA 2013 Nominating committee extends deadline for Council candidates

by Joshua Capp on Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 11:58 am

CHICAGO —The American Library Association (ALA) 2013 Nominating Committee has extended the deadline for applications for anyone interested in being considered for Council candidacy.  Any interested ALA members now have until 4:30 p.m. CDT on Sept. 17, 2012 to complete the online biographical information form.

CHICAGO —The American Library Association (ALA) 2013 Nominating Committee has extended the deadline for applications for anyone interested in being considered for Council candidacy.  Any interested ALA members now have until 4:30 p.m. CDT on Sept. 17, 2012 to complete the online biographical information form.

The Nominating Committee must slate no fewer than one-and-one-half times the number of vacancies that will occur on Council.  In 2013 there will be 33 vacancies; therefore, the Nominating Committee must slate at least 50 candidates.  Individuals elected to the position of Councilor-at-large will serve three-year terms, beginning after the 2013 ALA Annual Conference and ending at the adjournment of the 2016 Annual Conference.

Councilors also serve in corresponding roles in the ALA-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA).  Individuals considering ALA-APA office are encouraged to consult with their employer regarding any restrictions regarding lobbying activities or service on the governing body of a 501(c)6 organization.

Nominations may be sent to any member of the 2013 Nominating Committee.  Committee members are: 

To encourage diversity and leadership development, the Committee may refrain from nominating any current Councilors for election to another term.  However, the Committee encourages all current Councilors who wish to continue their service to the Association to file as petition candidates.  Petitions are available from Lois Ann Gregory-Wood, Council Secretariat, ALA, 50 E. Huron, Chicago, IL 60611, email: lgregory@ala.org, or during the  2013 Midwinter Meeting.  Petitions require 25 signatures for names to be included on the 2013 ballot.  Petitions may also be created online (ALA log-in required) .  Once logged in you can create your petition.

Contact: JoAnne Kempf

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Event Tour (AASL ISS)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 01:07 am

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Something for everyone – including the nature lover! Join the AASL Independent Schools Section as they visit Flintridge Prep, an Upper Level Independent School near Pasadena and Los Angeles. Then, tour Polytechnic, a co-ed K-12 independent school, which is also the setting for the television show, “Big Bang Theory.” Finally we will head to the Huntington Library to view their superb collection of books, art and tour their famous gardens.

Timezone:
US/Pacific (-7)

Something for everyone – including the nature lover! Join the AASL Independent Schools Section as they visit Flintridge Prep, an Upper Level Independent School near Pasadena and Los Angeles. Then, tour Polytechnic, a co-ed K-12 independent school, which is also the setting for the television show, “Big Bang Theory.” Finally we will head to the Huntington Library to view their superb collection of books, art and tour their famous gardens.

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Event Social (AASL ISS)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 01:09 am

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Enjoy light refreshments and the company of members of the AASL Independent Schools Section (ISS). Advance tickets are required. Exact location will be noted on your event ticket.

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Discussion LibGuies Testimonials

by Carla Bosco on Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Hello all:

I would love to add libguides but need some rave reviews to pass on to my administration.

How does it help:

1. Performance

2. Alleviate Stress

3. Better research

4. More collaboration

5. Increased use of library

Thanks!

Carla

Discussion New EBSCO ebook platform?

by Carla Bosco on Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Hello.

I am interested in anyone who has the new EBSCO ebook platform and/or anyone who has Overdrive. And how do you like them?

I am eager to get some service but want to get the right one!

Thanks

Carla

Online Doc ALA Connect Instructions Sheet

by Joshua Capp on Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 09:28 am

Good morning ISS members!

Attached you will find an ALA Connect instructions sheet that the AASL staff put together to help you navigate and work in ALA Connect.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your time and have a wonderful day!

Joshua Capp, Program Coordinator, AASL.

Event Candidates Forum (AASL)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Candidates Forum for the election of AASL Officers as well as Officers for the three sections of AASL: ISS, ESLS, SPVS.

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File Section_Reports

by Jennifer Habley (staff) on Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 06:28 pm

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Discussion ISS-related Programs at Annual

by Carla Bosco on Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 03:35 pm

ISS Programs at Annual:

ISS Programs at Annual:

What is a Library Collection Anyway?

by Carla Bosco on Tue, 04/12/2011 - 11:28am

Please join us for a provocative debate on what a modern library is.

From Gutenberg to Google and Glogs, from Books to Vooks.   Convention Center, Rm 339

Join a panel of innovative, visionary librarians for a spirited and provocative debate on issues related to collection development in 21st Century libraries as we shift from the Age of Gutenberg to the Age of Google and Glogs. 

 

Saturday June 25 1:30 TO 3:30

New Orleans

Laura Pearle

Wendy Stephens

Angela Carstensen

Moderated by Carla Bosco

 

What Kinds of Books Does Your Independent School Library Need?  Convention Center, Rm 339

by Dorcas Hand on Sun, 04/10/2011 - 11:54am

Mark your ALA NOLA calendar for this program: Monday, June 27, 1:30-3:30.  The presenters will be our own Alison Ernst, Tom Corbett (Library Director, Cushing Academy, Ashburnham MA), Frances Jacobsen Harris (author, I found It on the Internet and Librarian at University High School in Champagne/Urbana).  We'll be offering you lots of information, questions to consider, and chances to share with colleagues.    

 

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Discussion ISS Events at Annual

by Carla Bosco on Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 03:33 pm

 

ISS TOUR

Friday, June 24, 2011

9:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Something for everyone! The Annual AASL Independent School Section's (ISS) Tour will feature a lower, middle and upper school library program.  Departing from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, the attendees will visit:

 

ISS TOUR

Friday, June 24, 2011

9:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Something for everyone! The Annual AASL Independent School Section's (ISS) Tour will feature a lower, middle and upper school library program.  Departing from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, the attendees will visit:

  • Academy of the Sacred Heart, located in New Orleans, is a Catholic, independent college preparatory school for girls, founded in 1887.

The Academy of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans, founded in 1887, is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for girls, offering 16 years of instruction from Toddler through Upper School.  The Rosary, as Sacred Heart is affectionately called, is part of an international Network of academic institutions directed by the Society of the Sacred Heart, a teaching order founded in France in 1800. The Academy has two libraries; The Mater Campus library serves Preschool through fourth grade, The Rosary Campus library serves fifth through twelfth grade. The combined collection includes over 50,000 items and is accessed by a web-based catalog.

 

  • Isidore Newman School, located in New Orleans,  is a Pre-Kindergarten through 12 day school founded in 1903.

The  Isidore Newman School is a Pre-K through 12 school founded in 1903; it has two libraries. The Angela Devlin Library with 24,000 books and a variety of magazine subscriptions provides Lower School students with a stimulating mix of resources to meet individual interests. The Rebecca Grant Popp Library, on the second floor of the Jefferson Building, serves primarily students and faculty in the Middle School (Grade 6 through Grade 8) and in the Upper School (Grade 9 through Grade 12. Besides a book collection of approximately 53,000 volumes, 85 periodicals, and 3 newspaper subscriptions, the library has an array of online subscriptions.

 

  • Metairie Park Country Day, located in Metairie, La. was founded in 1929. Country Day is a Pre-Kindergarten through 12 independent day school with a little more than 700 students.

Metairie Park Country Day School was founded in 1929. There are two libraries on campus; the lower school library serves grades Pre-K through 5, while the Bright Library serves grades 6 through 12. The combined collection is almost 60, 000 items. Both libraries allow unlimited checkout of most materials; there are no overdue fines. Bright Library is a 10,000 square foot,  two story building with a central atrium. Due to flooding as a result of Hurricane Katrina, the entire first floor was renovated in the fall of 2005. The Lower School Library occupies 2,100 square feet fashioned from three of the original 1940 classrooms.

 

 

 

  • Buses will depart the Convention Center lobby at 9:30 am.

 

  • Tour Schedule:

9:30  am                                         Leave Convention Center

10:00  am                                     Sacred Heart , Continental Breakfast, Tour

11:15   am                                    Leave for Newman

11:30   am                                    Newman, Tour

12:30   pm                                    Leave for Country Day

1:00   pm                                      Country Day, Lunch. Tour

2:30  pm                                         Leave for Convention Center

3:00   pm                                     Arrive Convention Center

 

  • Breakfast is now included in the fee, and a lunch will also be provided
  • The deadline to purchase tickets has passed, however, there are still a few more seats available on the bus  if you are interested. Please contact Neela Johnston at njohnston@ala.org.
  • Fee: $ 65.00

 

ISS RECEPTION

 

Sunday, June 26, 2011

6:00- 7:15 PM

Head on over to the ISS Social and join your colleagues for a light reception before heading out to do dinner:

 

Hotel Montelone /Vieux Carre Room

214 Royale St, New Orleans, LA  70130

T:  504-523-3341

 

Note:

  • Advance purchase is required for the reception.
  • Deadline for advance purchase is June 10, 2011.
  • Transportation is not provided to/from the hotel for the reception, but it is a short walk from the convention center and convenient to the French Quarter for any dinner plans you may have following the reception.
  • Fee:  $ 35.00

 

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