ACRL LES (Literatures in English Section) Section
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The 2014 Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Awards nomination period is now open until December 1, 2013. Nominations for librarians and libraries of all types are welcomed.
The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) is pleased to announce the creation of two new awards to recognize excellence in information literacy and instruction.
The LIRT Librarian Recognition Award will be presented to an individual librarian in appreciation for her/his contributions to the field, while the LIRT Innovation in Instruction Award will be given to a Library that demonstrates innovation in support of information literacy and instruction.
The awards will be presented at the ALA Annual Conference. Award winners will receive a $1,000 cash award, a plaque, and a $500 travel stipend to be used to attend the ALA Annual Conference. Awards are sponsored by the Library Instruction Roundtable.
Recipients will be honored at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV, June 26-July 1, 2014. Winners receive a $1,000.00 cash award, a plaque, and a $500.00 travel stipend to attend ALA Annual.
For full details on how to apply for or nominate an individual/library for these awards, please see: http://www.ala.org/lirt/awards
If you’re attending ALA Annual next week, join us for food and fun at the LES Social! The social will immediately follow the New Members Discussion Group meeting and is just a short walk up the “Magnificent Mile”:
LES Social at ALA Annual
Saturday, June 29th
5:30 – 7 p.m.
Howells and Hood
435 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago (in the Tribune Tower)
Restaurant information: http://www.howellsandhood.com/
See you there!
Please join us!
2013 Annual Meeting, Chicago
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When: Saturday, June 29, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency Chicago, Soldier Field
Welcome and introductions
Basic core competencies for LES librarians, and suggested resources (i.e., websites, articles, key reference works)
Strategies for connecting and communicating with your department faculty, including balancing requests for library resources with limited funds, engaging them in the collection process, and getting them on board with library instruction.
See you there!
-Alex Watson & Amanda Dinscore (LES NMDG Co-Chairs)
Please join us for another lively discussion on all things COLLECTIONS!
When: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, 2013
Where: Hyatt Regency Chicago Hotel, Columbus CD room
1. Welcome and introduction of topics
2. Faculty involvement/collaboration in scholarly communication initiatives
3. Ebook marketing and promotion – how are you doing this ?
4. Updating the LES Statement on Primary Sources (created in 1997)
5. History of the Book in the Digital Realm
Making plans for ALA Annual in Chicago this summer, here are the details for the program LES is sponsoring with WESS and SEES. It will be at the McCormick Place convention center, room S105d.
Literary Texts and the Library in the Digital Age: New Collaborations for European and American Studies
Saturday June 29, 2013 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. McCormick Place Convention Center S105d
Sponsored by the ACRL Literatures in English Section (LES), the Western European Studies Section (WESS), and the Slavic and Eastern European Section (SEES), with the generous support of Librairie Internationale Touzot/Aux Amateurs de Livres and Digitalia.
Digital technologies are changing library spaces and reconfiguring relationships between librarians and researchers. Digital humanities centers, scholarly commons, and off-site storage have created new physical and virtual spaces for research. This program will investigate the new roles for European and American Studies librarians in this environment. What old skills remain relevant and what new skills are needed? What new forms of collaboration are developing between librarians, scholars, and IT personnel? How can librarians contribute to new search and discovery tools?
*Paula Kaufman, Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson, Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
*Laura Mandell, Professor of English, Director of the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture, Texas A&M University.
*Glen Worthey, Head, Humanities Digital Information Service, Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources
*Patricia Thurston, Catalog Librarian/Team Leader, Yale University Library
The LES Publications Committee will be meeting virtually via WebEx on Monday, December 3, from 2-4pm EST.
Here is our agenda:
- Welcome and introductions
- Reports on projects
- LES-L Mailing list (Amanda Rust)
- LES Website (Linda Stein)
- Biblio-Notes (John Glover)
- LES Bibliography (Blake Landor)
- LES Blog (Laura Braunstein)
- LES Wiki (Linda Stein)
- Social media (Laura Braunstein)
- Goals for 2013
Contact Laura Braunstein (firstname.lastname@example.org) for access information.