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Event LES Forum at ALA Annual 2016

by Kristina De Voe on Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 07:48 pm

On behalf of the LES Conference Program Planning committee, I would like to invite you to an exciting forum at ALA Annual:

Archiving the Present: Primary Sources & Unique and Distinctive Collections in European and American Studies

Presented by ACRL LES, WESS, and SEES

Saturday, June 25, 2016
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Hilton Orlando
Orange Ballroom A-B

On behalf of the LES Conference Program Planning committee, I would like to invite you to an exciting forum at ALA Annual:

Archiving the Present: Primary Sources & Unique and Distinctive Collections in European and American Studies

Presented by ACRL LES, WESS, and SEES

Saturday, June 25, 2016
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Hilton Orlando
Orange Ballroom A-B

This program will convene a panel of librarians and other collectors to discuss efforts to collect, catalog and preserve print and digital ephemera associated with high-impact events (e.g. Charlie Hebdo, Euromaidan, Sandy Hook School shooting), and to contemplate ways in which research libraries are or should be evolving policies and practices to support contemporary evolutions in research.

Panel:

Archiving the Aftermath: Curation & Access in American Grief Archives
Ashley Maynor, Assistant Professor & Digital Humanities Librarian, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Collecting Ephemera from Russia and the Near Abroad: 2013-2016
Thomas Keenan, Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies Librarian, Princeton University
Zina Somova, Director of Operations, East View Information Services, Inc.

Documenting current socio-political events: The Charlie Hebdo Archive at Harvard 
Lidia Uziel, Head, Western Languages Division & Librarian for Western Europe, Harvard University

Moderator:
Kristina De Voe, English & Communication Librarian, Temple University

Thanks to the members of the 2016 Conference Program Planning committee for their contributions this year, and thanks to our partnering sections.

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Event LES Collections Discussion Group virtual meeting

by Christine Ruotolo on Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 03:43 pm

Name: ACRL LES Collections Discussion Group

Start Time: 02/04/2016 1:00PM CST

Duration: 01:00 hour

URL: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r1p16viyqs0/

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

Discussion LES Exec Midwinter 2016

by Amanda Rust on Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at 09:16 am

Please join us for the LES Executive Midwinter 2016 meeting -- preliminary agenda attached.

 

Start Time:          01/25/2016 11:00AM EST

Duration:             02:00 hours
URL:       http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r1n9bnqhwm9/

Event LES Reference Discussion Group @ ALA Annual

by John Glover on Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 11:34 am

Looking forward to seeing you at the LES Reference Discussion Group meeting on Sunday, June 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Hilton Union Square, Imperial B. We'll be discussing these three topics:

Looking forward to seeing you at the LES Reference Discussion Group meeting on Sunday, June 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Hilton Union Square, Imperial B. We'll be discussing these three topics:

  • How does your institution provide information literacy instruction for low-level English classes? Do you do all of it, or do you negotiate with teaching librarians, reference desk staffers, or others? Has the Framework impacted these discussions?
  • Which print reference tools do you still use regularly, if you still have a print reference collection?
  • As liaison services evolve, how do we form effective partnerships with others, from IT specialists to graduate/postdoc/other fellows? And if we want to build these partnerships, what partnerships do we need to end or de-emphasize?

 

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File Minutes-of-LES-Membership-Committee-virtual-meeting-MW-2015

by Liorah Golomb on Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 02:20 pm

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Discussion LES Collections Discussion Group Summary

by Judith Arnold on Mon, Feb 16, 2015 at 01:48 pm

Thanks to all of you for participating in the Collections Discussion on February 6. Attached is a summary of the main topics of discussion, as well as a list of links referenced by the attendees.

We look forward to seeing you all for a LIVE discussion at Annual in San Francisco!

Judith & Hazel, Co-Chairs

Event ACRL LES Reference Discussion Group Virtual Meeting

by John Glover on Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 09:02 am

Name: ACRL LES Reference Discussion Group-Feb 9

Start Time: 02/09/2015 11:00 AM Pacific
Start Time: 02/09/2015 12:00 PM Mountain
Start Time: 02/09/2015 1:00 PM Central
Start Time: 02/09/2015 2:00 PM Eastern

Duration: 01:00 hour

URL: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r73miald7s2/

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

Planned Discussion Questions:

Name: ACRL LES Reference Discussion Group-Feb 9

Start Time: 02/09/2015 11:00 AM Pacific
Start Time: 02/09/2015 12:00 PM Mountain
Start Time: 02/09/2015 1:00 PM Central
Start Time: 02/09/2015 2:00 PM Eastern

Duration: 01:00 hour

URL: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r73miald7s2/

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

Planned Discussion Questions:

1. What are literature scholars doing that could fit under the Digital Humanities umbrella, but doesn't -- whether going under a different name, or otherwise distanced from the DH "brand?"

2. How are you working with your faculty and students on Open Access initiatives? Or how are you advocating for your faculty and students around Open Access in your libraries’ initiatives?

3. Mentee, practicum student, or student assistant: what are the differences, and how can we nurture them while making effective use of their time?

4. Wrap-up: What reference-type resource would we most like to have in a digital format that doesn't yet exist digitally, either because the print version hasn't yet been converted into a database or because there's never been such a resource in any format?

Here are a few tips for connecting:
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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If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:
· Test your connection: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
· Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html

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Discussion ACRL LES Membership Committee Meeting

by Liorah Golomb on Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 10:58 am

Name:  ACRL LES Membership Committee Meeting-Jan 14

Start Time:          01/14/2015 2:00 PM Central

Duration:             01:30 hour

URL:       http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r9e7t862d1q/

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

 

Liorah Anne Golomb
Humanities Librarian
Bizzell Memorial Library
University of Oklahoma

 

Event LES Collections Discussion Group Virtual Meeting

by Judith Arnold on Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 08:05 am

Name: ACRL LES Collections Discussion Group- Friday, Feb 6, 2015

Start Time: 02/06/2015 2:00 PM Central Time

Duration: 01:00 hour

Meeting URL: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r7h3f74vo53/

Access: Anyone who has the URL for the meeting can enter the room. Room will open 15 minutes before start time.

Name: ACRL LES Collections Discussion Group- Friday, Feb 6, 2015

Start Time: 02/06/2015 2:00 PM Central Time

Duration: 01:00 hour

Meeting URL: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r7h3f74vo53/

Access: Anyone who has the URL for the meeting can enter the room. Room will open 15 minutes before start time.

VIRTUAL MEETING TIPS

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

  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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Event LES Publications Committee Virtual Meeting

by John Glover on Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 11:20 am

LES Publications Committee Virtual Meeting

When:
Monday, January 12, 2015
3:00 pm Eastern
2:00 pm Central
1:00 pm Mountain
12:00 pm Pacific

URL:  http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r484bmx2ezr/

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

The meeting room will open fifteen minutes before the start time.

LES Publications Committee Virtual Meeting

When:
Monday, January 12, 2015
3:00 pm Eastern
2:00 pm Central
1:00 pm Mountain
12:00 pm Pacific

URL:  http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r484bmx2ezr/

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

The meeting room will open fifteen minutes before the start time.

Attendees will need a USB headset (and an Internet connection) to utilize the VoIP feature. We recommend that all attendees have headsets with microphones available, and have a current version of Flash player installed. 

Tips for attendees:

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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