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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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If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:

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Discussion NMRT Mentoring Committee Seeking More Mentors

by Cheryl Blevens on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 03:59 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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File LES-CoPA-Plan-for-Excellence-Report

by Laura Taddeo on Fri, Oct 3, 2014 at 12:15 pm

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Event ACRL LES, SEES, WESS Program, 2014 ALA Annual: "Embedded" Cultural Communities in Europe and the Americas: Challenges for Librarians

by David Oberhelman on Mon, May 5, 2014 at 02:39 pm

"Embedded" Cultural Communities in Europe and the Americas: Challenges for Librarians

ALA Annual 2014 Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada

WHEN: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 1:00-2:30 pm
WHERE: Las Vegas Convention Center, room S232

Sponsored by ACRL LES, SEES, and WESS

With the generous support of Aux Amateurs de Livres / Librairie Internationale Touzot

"Embedded" Cultural Communities in Europe and the Americas: Challenges for Librarians

ALA Annual 2014 Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada

WHEN: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 1:00-2:30 pm
WHERE: Las Vegas Convention Center, room S232

Sponsored by ACRL LES, SEES, and WESS

With the generous support of Aux Amateurs de Livres / Librairie Internationale Touzot

In Europe and the Americas ethnic groups consciously maintain a sense of cultural community when living within or dispersed among other, larger communities. These efforts include a desire to preserve their own languages, literatures and artistic traditions, cultural heritage, social identities, and often political autonomy. What strategies do they use, tangible and intangible? What challenges do libraries and librarians face seeking to collect and preserve the language, literature, and cultural heritage of these cultures? This panel will focus on Basque, Romani, and Native American cultures as examples of embedded communities; we will examine the issues they face from artistic and scholarly perspectives and then address how librarians can build collections and serve their needs.

Panelists:

Oksana Marafioti
Author of American Gypsy: A Memoir, BMI-Kluge Fellow, Black Mountain Institute

Pedro J. Oiarzabal
Universidad de Deusto, Instituto de Derechos Humanos Pedro Arrupe

Loriene Roy
Professor, School of Information, University of Texas at Austin

Moderator:

Maira Bundza
Associate Professor of University Libraries, Western Michigan University

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