ACRL EBSS (Education and Behavioral Sciences Section) Section
Attention New Leaders for 2013-14:
Below are the New Leader PowerPoints that will walk you through who our EBSS Executive Committee leaders are for the upcoming 2013-14 year as well as provide you with a general overview of important committee chair responsibilities and calendar deadlines. If you are a new leader moving onto the Executive Committee, or as a Section Chair or Co-Chair, please review these presentations beforehand and attend our New Leader Orientation Meeting on Saturday, June 29 at 8:00 am at the Hyatt Regency Chicago Grand B (where Consolidated is meeting). Even if you are in a continuing leadership position or part of a committee, you may find these PowerPoints helpful so feel free to view.
There is audio along with the PowerPoints and, together, the three presentations take a total of 12-13 minutes to view.
For the New Leader Orientation meeting, come prepared with questions to ask as a result of viewing these informational presentations.
EBSS Current Topics Discussion #1 -- Measuring Impact Across the Disciplines: Tools and Strategies for Supporting Facultyby Alex Hodges on Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 03:08 pm
EBSS Members-at-Large Kate Zoellner and Alex Hodges hosted the first EBSS Current Topics Discussion of the 2012-2013 ALA year on Thursday, 12/6/2012, 2:00pm - 3:00pm Central Time via Adobe Connect. ACRL members Susan Ariew (University of South Florida-Tampa), Robin Chin Roemer and Rachel Borchardt (both American University, Washington, DC) facilitated the discussion. Attached/or below are the discussion facilitators' Powerpoint (a PDF inclusive of the speakers' works cited and additional resources lists) and a link to the recorded audio/visual of the discussion.
Link to audio/visual of the recorded discussion:
Date: Thurs, 12/6/2012, 2:00pm - 3:00pm Central Time (Early login for tech setup and troubleshooting is suggested; the earliest login starts at 1:40pm CT, which is 20 minutes before the live discussion begins at 2:00pm CT.)
Topic: Measuring Impact Across the Disciplines: Tools and Strategies for Supporting Faculty
Facilitators: Susan Ariew (University of South Florida-Tampa), Robin Chin Roemer and Rachel Borchardt (both American University, DC)
Discussion focus: As librarians, how do we help our teaching faculty colleagues understand and assess their scholarly impact? Our panelists defined impact and outline the challenges of measuring scholarly impact in education and the behavioral social sciences, as well as in broader subjects in the sciences and humanities. The session covered traditional tools for measuring citation and journal impact such as ISI, the Journal Citation Reports and Scopus, along with more recently accepted alternatives such as journal acceptance rates, WorldCat holdings, indexing, and h-index via downloadable tools such as Publish or Perish. Additionally, we discussed the growing value of cutting edge online "altmetrics" tools and trends, with comments encouraged by all audience members.
Here is an announcement and agenda for the Annual Conference EBSS Advisory Council meeting, Monday, July 2 at 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern Time, being held virtually. An iLinc URL will be forthcoming. Please note that this meeting is open to public.
EBSS Advisory Council
Annual Conference Meeting Agenda
Monday, July 2 3:00 pm EST - 4:00 pm EST
II. Approval of Agenda
III. Brief Announcements
IV. Discussion items – from ACRL Leadership Council that Section Chair attended:
1) Changes in Annual 2013 Schedule for EBSS meetings, consolidated meetings, and programs. Here is a draft document of conference changes: “Annual Conference 2013: Change Roadmap” http://connect.ala.org/node/178761
2) ACRL’s Communities of Practice Discussion. Read the “ACRL Communities of Practice Implementation Task Force FAQ - June 2012” at:
http://connect.ala.org/files/72884/Leadership%20Council%202012%20compilation.pdf (page 8 within Adobe Acrobat)
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