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Discussion Call for Nominations: Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award

by Mary Oberlies on Fri, Aug 28, 2015 at 01:43 pm

Nominations for the Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award due December 4th!  The award recognizes an academic or law librarian who has made distinguished contributions to the library profession through research, service to the profession, or other creative activity.   

Nominees should have achieved distinction in one or more of the following areas:

Nominations for the Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award due December 4th!  The award recognizes an academic or law librarian who has made distinguished contributions to the library profession through research, service to the profession, or other creative activity.   

Nominees should have achieved distinction in one or more of the following areas:

  • Planning and implementation of a model bibliography/information services program in a law or political science library.
  • History of contributions to the field through research, publications and other activities displaying active participation in the advancement of law/political science librarianship.
  • Service to the profession through ACRL or related regional and national organizations.
  • ​Promotion or development of an education program for law and political science librarianship that has served as a model for other courses and programs.

The award recipient receives $1,000 and a plaque sponsored by SAGE-CQ Press.

Nominations should be submitted with the name and contact information of the nominee as well as a short narrative supporting the nomination. The narrative must speak to the impact of the nominee’s work on librarianship in law/political science through the areas of distinction. The committee will contact the nominee’s supervisor for more detailed information and a CV, which will be considered along with the nominator’s narrative. Individuals may nominate themselves or others.

For more details about the award or to learn about previous recipients, visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/achievementawards/martalangecq

 

Mary Oberlies

Chair, Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award Committee​

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Discussion ACRL Program Proposals for 2016 ALA Annual Conference Due September 1

by Megan Griffin (staff) on Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 09:50 am

Dear ACRL Members,

As a reminder, ACRL program proposals for the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando are due September 1, 2015.  The ACRL Professional Development Committee will review proposal and select 2016 Annual Conference programs, with notifications issued in October 2015.  ACRL invites its committees, sections, interest groups and individual members to consider submitting program proposals.

Dear ACRL Members,

As a reminder, ACRL program proposals for the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando are due September 1, 2015.  The ACRL Professional Development Committee will review proposal and select 2016 Annual Conference programs, with notifications issued in October 2015.  ACRL invites its committees, sections, interest groups and individual members to consider submitting program proposals.

More details about the Annual Conference program process are on the ACRL website. Contact ACRL Program Officer Megan Griffin at mgriffin@ala.org or ACRL Manager of Professional Development Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org with questions concerning the program proposal process.

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Event Documents due for Board consideration - Midwinter 2016

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 03:16 pm

The ALA Midwinter Meeting will be held in Boston, MA, on January 8–12, 2016. Actions and discussions for Board consideration must be submitted by Friday, December 4, 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 Boston, MA, on January 8–12, 2016. Actions and discussions for Board consideration must be submitted by Friday, December 4, 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.

  • Complete a Board of Directors action form or discussion form, working with your ACRL staff and Board liaisons, as appropriate. Requests for supplemental funding should comply with ACRL Policies and Procedures.
  • Email your form and supporting documents to Allison Payne, with copy to your staff  and Board liaisons by the deadline. If you need an extension, please contact me in advance of the deadline so that space can be allocated in the draft Board meeting agenda.
  • 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.
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Event Documents Due for Board Consideration - Midwinter 2015

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 03:09 pm

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.

 

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Event Documents Due for Board Consideration - Fall Executive 2015

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 03:59 pm

The ACRL Executive Board will meet in Chicago, IL, on October 23, 2015. Actions for Board consideration must be submitted by Tuesday, October 6, 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 ACRL Executive Board will meet in Chicago, IL, on October 23, 2015. Actions for Board consideration must be submitted by Tuesday, October 6, 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.

  • 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.
  • Email your Board Action Form and supporting documents to Allison (apayne@ala.org), with copy to your staff liaison, and your Board liaison by the deadline. If you need an extension, please contact me in advance of the deadline so that space can be allocated in the draft Board meeting agenda.
  • Please expect an e-mail 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.
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Event All the Data: Privacy, Service Quality, and Analytics

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Thu, Jun 18, 2015 at 07:15 pm

ACRL’s The Value of Academic Libraries report emphasized the need for libraries to systematically collect user data in planning and decisionmaking activities. Indeed, many libraries are seeking ways to use such data as part of institutional efforts to better understand and measure library impact and educational outcomes. These efforts have raised many questions about user privacy, anonymity, policy, library values, and service development. This program will prepare librarians to actively engage with these issues.

Event ACRL 101 & Membership Meeting (ACRL)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 07:07 pm

ACRL leaders will meet with the first-time attendees and explain how to get the most out of the ALA Annual Conference experiences as well as opportunities for engagement with ACRL. A membership meeting (30 minutes) will be followed by the orientation program.

Event "But We're Neutral!" And Other Librarian Fictions Confronted by #critlib

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:31 am

Twitter chats are an opportunity for synchronous bursts of conversation on current topics. We started the #critlib chat to build a conversation about issues of critical pedagogy in academic libraries, but topics have grown to include library assessment, gender in RDA, and library responses to social justice actions in our communities. Publicly exploring our assumptions about our profession is sometimes uncomfortable, sometimes fiery, and always an opportunity for growth and action.

Twitter chats are an opportunity for synchronous bursts of conversation on current topics. We started the #critlib chat to build a conversation about issues of critical pedagogy in academic libraries, but topics have grown to include library assessment, gender in RDA, and library responses to social justice actions in our communities. Publicly exploring our assumptions about our profession is sometimes uncomfortable, sometimes fiery, and always an opportunity for growth and action. This panel presentation and discussion will examine how we talk--and don't talk--about critical issues surrounding the profession and our identity within it.

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Event Putting Your Patrons in the Driver's Seat: Assessing the Value of On-Demand Streaming Video

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:31 am

Today, more than 90% of Americans watch over 40 billion online videos each month. This session explores some big questions: Why, despite this statistic, do we still see such limited use of and innovation in online video on campuses? What is the opportunity for Patron-Driven-Acquisition models for online video? And, how can we most effectively deploy online video to heighten awareness and use with our patrons?

Event Academic Integrity: An Opportunity for Faculty Development

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:31 am

At UC Berkeley the Library is part of a campus-wide task force that is beginning to use faculty concern about plagiarism and cheating as a faculty development opportunity. Flipping the script to a focus on how to support faculty and students in understanding and practicing Academic Integrity, rather than focusing on punishment, also opens the door to improved teaching and learning. Attendees will brainstorm about how librarians can be an important part of this process.

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