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Event ACRL IS Instructional Technologies Committee Midwinter Virtual Meeting

by Meredith Farkas on Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 02:08 pm

Midwinter 2014-15 – Virtual Meeting
ACRL Instruction Section Instructional Technologies Committee 
December 4, 2013, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm ET / 9:30 am - 11:00 am PT

Midwinter 2014-15 – Virtual Meeting
ACRL Instruction Section Instructional Technologies Committee 
December 4, 2013, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm ET / 9:30 am - 11:00 am PT

Anyone can enter this meeting as a guest using the following URL: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2009262&password=M.3C400560DA5BFF76C643BAB2B47650 (be sure to login at least 10 minutes before the meeting if you haven't used Blackboard Collaborate before. It requires the download of a plugin that can take some time)

Agenda:
1. Welcome and Introductions 
2. Additions & Changes to Agenda 
3. Updates from Exec 
4. IS_Tech Twitter Account - Assessment after almost a year 
5. Future of the Classroom Control System Wiki  
6. Tips & Trends 

- Review upcoming Tips and Trends issue commitments
- Consider specific deadline dates for each issue, knowing it can take 2 months or more from the date the committee receives a      Tips and Trends for it to be published
- Format of Tips and Trends and review procedures

7. What else should this committee consider doing in the future? What should we consider not doing? 
8. Volunteers for vice-chair/chair-elect for 2015-2017 
9. Review Action Items

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Online Doc IS Executive Committee Meeting - Final Agenda

by Mark Szarko on Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 11:54 am

Name: ACRL IS Executive Committee Meeting

Start Time: 11/04/2014 1:00 PM Central

Duration: 01:00 hour

URL: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r2tffr3t4oa/ 

Access: Anyone who has the URL for the meeting can enter the room

Passcode Protection: No

 

Here are a few tips we’ve discovered that you can pass onto committee members:

Name: ACRL IS Executive Committee Meeting

Start Time: 11/04/2014 1:00 PM Central

Duration: 01:00 hour

URL: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r2tffr3t4oa/ 

Access: Anyone who has the URL for the meeting can enter the room

Passcode Protection: No

 

Here are a few tips we’ve discovered that you can pass onto committee members:

1.            Adobe Connect has recently updated their software. When you log-in, you may notice a screen asking you to install the add-in. If you click “yes,” the update will install in about 20-30 seconds. You may need to complete the audio setup wizard after installing the add-in.

2.            Use Firefox, if possible -- Internet Explorer and Chrome seem to have some issues.

3.            Make certain you have an updated version of Flash.

4.            Only use PDF or PPT files.

5.            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).

6.            Once you enter Adobe Connect (you will sign in as a guest -- so no log-in is needed), you will need to click on the speaker and microphone icons to activate -- both need to be GREEN.

7.            Please allow a few minutes to get in and test your audio, etc. before the start time.

8.            To test audio, click on ‘Meeting’ in upper left corner. Choose the audio set-up wizard. Click through every step, making sure the dropdown is set to your USB headset, and click through to the very last screen. IMPORTANT: You must click all the way through the audio wizard in order to save your selections. 

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Discussion NMRT Mentoring Committee Seeking More Mentors

by Cheryl Blevens on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 03:58 pm

Kindly forgive the cross posting!

 

Do you find yourself wishing that someone would have been there to teach you all that you now know? Would you like to walk alongside a new librarian as they enter the profession?

Kindly forgive the cross posting!

 

Do you find yourself wishing that someone would have been there to teach you all that you now know? Would you like to walk alongside a new librarian as they enter the profession?

Here is your chance to participate in a great new project from the New Members Round Table of ALA (NMRT), to meet a new librarian ally, and to have someone to guide as they learn the ins and outs of librarianship. The NMRT Mentoring Committee's Career Mentoring Program focuses on long term mentoring. We will pair up "newbie librarians" with "seasoned vets" as part of a year-long mentoring program.

The NMRT Career Mentoring program will last from October 2014 to July 2015. Conference attendance is not required, but membership in ALA is required, and NMRT membership is encouraged.

For further information and to apply, please visit
http://www.ala.org/nmrt/oversightgroups/comm/mentor/mentoringcommittee

Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions after visiting the site.

Sincerely,

The New Member Round Table Mentoring Committee
NMRT_Mentoring@yahoo.com

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Online Doc Executive Committee Meeting

by Mark Szarko on Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 11:40 am

ACRL Instruction Section

Executive Committee Meeting

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, EST

Adobe Connect

 

DRAFT AGENDA

 

I. Welcome and introductions

 

II. Committee Project Updates (20 min)

 

Objectives: To review the work of committees in order to answer any questions or discuss any issues that have arisen recently

 

Prep: None, other than for liaisons for committees/task forces below:

ACRL Instruction Section

Executive Committee Meeting

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, EST

Adobe Connect

 

DRAFT AGENDA

 

I. Welcome and introductions

 

II. Committee Project Updates (20 min)

 

Objectives: To review the work of committees in order to answer any questions or discuss any issues that have arisen recently

 

Prep: None, other than for liaisons for committees/task forces below:

 

  • Web Site Revision Task Force (Karen Munro)

 

III. Appointment of IS administrator positions (20 min)

 

Currently, administrator positions that sit on the Communications Committee are selected by that committee, which means that ½ of the committee works on various aspects of IS communications (web site, newsletter, e-mail lists, social media, ILI-L), and ½ serves as a de facto screening committee, with little to do otherwise. In consultation with the current chair of Communications, we agreed that we need to move responsibility for these appointments elsewhere, but haven’t yet figured out what that new process would look like.

 

Objectives: To begin discussions on how to appoint administrator positions so that we can have a new process in place before the next appointment cycle.

 

Prep: Consider other ways of appointing administrator positions other than the current model.

 

To join the meeting:

Name: ACRL IS Executive Committee Meeting

Start Time: 11/04/2014 1:00 PM Central

Duration: 01:00 hour

URL: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r2tffr3t4oa/ 

Access: Anyone who has the URL for the meeting can enter the room

Passcode Protection: No

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Discussion Distance Learning Section Discussion Group at Annual 2014

by Cheryl Blevens on Tue, Jun 3, 2014 at 01:47 pm

Please excuse cross-posting.

 

Distance Learning Section Discussion Group at Annual 2014

 

When: Sunday, June 29, 2014 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location: Bally’s Bronze 1

Add the meeting to your schedule: http://ala14.ala.org/node/14682

 

Please excuse cross-posting.

 

Distance Learning Section Discussion Group at Annual 2014

 

When: Sunday, June 29, 2014 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location: Bally’s Bronze 1

Add the meeting to your schedule: http://ala14.ala.org/node/14682

 

Join the DLS Discussion Group for an informal discussion of the DLS Program “Leading from the Side” as it applies to distance learning at your library. Share your experiences as a distance librarian who leads through innovation and creativity. Discuss what you learned and how you envision applying it. Attendance at the DLS Program is not required to join us for this timely and important discussion.

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Event IS Discussion Group Steering Committee Meeting

by Veronica Douglas on Fri, May 23, 2014 at 01:47 pm

The IS Discussion Group Steering Committee will be holding a virtual meeting on Friday, June 6 from 2-3pm. An agenda will be posted early next week.

The meeting will take place on Adobe Connect. Meeting URL: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r844om9r0u9/

If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:

The IS Discussion Group Steering Committee will be holding a virtual meeting on Friday, June 6 from 2-3pm. An agenda will be posted early next week.

The meeting will take place on Adobe Connect. Meeting URL: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r844om9r0u9/

If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:

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Discussion HOW’S YOUR RESUME AND COVER LETTER?

by Cheryl Blevens on Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 02:37 pm

(Kindly forgive cross-posting.)

The New Members Round Table offers a free Resume Review Service, Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29, from 9:00 – 5:00, in the ALA Joblist Placement Center at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas!

A schedule of reviewers (with library type and specialization) will be posted on the RRS site a few days prior to the conference. You may want to look at the schedule and jot down a few possible times.

(Kindly forgive cross-posting.)

The New Members Round Table offers a free Resume Review Service, Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29, from 9:00 – 5:00, in the ALA Joblist Placement Center at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas!

A schedule of reviewers (with library type and specialization) will be posted on the RRS site a few days prior to the conference. You may want to look at the schedule and jot down a few possible times.

Once at the conference, stop by the Resume Review Service (located inside the ALA Placement Center). At that time, you may make an appointment to see a reviewer or if one is available, you could meet then. Appointments usually fill up quickly, so be sure to make an appointment as early as you can.

Try to be a few minutes early for your appointment. If you are more than 5 minutes late, we cannot guarantee that your appointment will be held. Should you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please stop by and let us know.

Appointments are 30 minutes long. Bring copies of your cover letter and/or resume. If applicable, it would be helpful to bring a copy of the job ad. After reading over your resume and/or cover letter, your reviewer will probably ask you a few questions and will probably comment on format, grammar, punctuation, and overall strengths and weaknesses of your documents.

Please be courteous and keep your meeting to the 30 minute limit.

If you would like a second opinion, you may schedule another appointment with a different reviewer (schedule permitting).

The last appointments are 30 minutes before closing each day.

If you have questions, please contact the NMRT Resume Review Service Co-chairs, Cheryl Blevens and Nicole Spoor, at nmrtrrs@yahoo.com.

 

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Discussion NOW RECRUITING: 2014 ANNUAL CONFERENCE NMRT RRS VOLUNTEERS!

by Cheryl Blevens on Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 02:36 pm

(Kindly forgive cross-posting.)

The NMRT Resume Review Service Committee is recruiting resume reviewers and booth greeters for the ALA 2014 Annual in Las Vegas who are willing to volunteer to greet participants, and/or review resumes and cover letters of those who are undergoing a job search in this challenging economic climate.  The conference review service is free of charge to anyone. Librarians from all types of libraries and specializations are invited to volunteer. We are especially in need of Public, Special and School Media Specialists volunteers.

(Kindly forgive cross-posting.)

The NMRT Resume Review Service Committee is recruiting resume reviewers and booth greeters for the ALA 2014 Annual in Las Vegas who are willing to volunteer to greet participants, and/or review resumes and cover letters of those who are undergoing a job search in this challenging economic climate.  The conference review service is free of charge to anyone. Librarians from all types of libraries and specializations are invited to volunteer. We are especially in need of Public, Special and School Media Specialists volunteers.

The NMRT Resume Review Service booth, located inside the ALA Placement Center, is open Saturday, June 28,  and Sunday, June 29, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Appointment are 30 minutes long and usually fill up quickly. The last appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes before closing each day.

If you wish to volunteer or have questions, please contact the NMRT Resume Review Service Co-chairs: Cheryl Blevens (cheryl.blevens@indstate.edu) or Nicole Spoor (nicolespoor@gmail.com). Please use “2014 Conference RRS Volunteer” in the subject line of your email. Thank you!

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Event IS-MENT Midwinter Virtual Meeting

by Lauren Wahman on Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 12:52 pm

IS Mentoring Program Committee Midwinter Virtual Meeting

Monday, January 27, 2014 | 12:30-1:30p (EST)

Event Midwinter 2014 IS Executive Committee Meeting Agendas (1-3)

by Christy Stevens on Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 11:02 am

Attached are the agendas for the three Instruction Section Executive Committee meetings at ALA Midwinter 2014 in Philadelphia.

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