ACRL LPSS (Law and Political Science Section) Section
The LPSS Professional Development Committee will be meeting, virtually, via WebEX, on June 15th, from 1-2 PM, EST (details, below). Some members will also be attending the Annual meeting, in Orlando.
You are welcome to sit in on our virtual meeting, or to drop by the LPSS in-person meetings to learn more.
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ACRL LPSS Professional Development Committee
2016 Annual Meeting
June 15th, 2016
1:00 – 2:00pm EST
WebEX online meeting*
- Introductions and welcome
- Review ideas from our brainstorming session during the Midwinter virtual meeting, refine plans, and determine next steps and a timeframe.
Brainstorming for Professional Development Committee sponsored events or resources (notes from Midwinter virtual meeting):
--Provide an orientation to LPSS (drop-in sessions, perhaps) for library school students or
early career professionals. This could be an in-person session, online, or both.
Note: This might be an opportunity to collaborate with the Membership Committee.
--Offer a “speed mentoring” event, similar to what RUSA has done. An orientation session
might also include a speed mentoring component.
--Mentoring might be organized around professional questions (i.e. career or how we do
this) or around resource expertise (i.e. members with expertise in certain areas might
--Google Hangouts as a platform for online speed-mentoring? Jodi G. has some
experience with Google Hangouts and has offered to explore further.
3.Review the prototype Professional Development Resources page -- http://research.library.gsu.edu/c.php?g=483112&p=3303670.
4. Questions or comments to be communicated to the General Membership Meeting, perhaps around the new name for LPSS or other business? Survey went out on March 16th. 63% of the membership approved a motion to change the name be changed to Politics, Policy, and International Relations (PPIR).
The LPSS Executive Committee will be meeting at Annual on Saturday, June 27, 8:30am-10:00am in the Hilton SF Union Square, room Union Square 03 and 04 (fourth floor, Tower 3: http://www.hiltonsanfranciscohotel.com/assets/files/meetings/floor-plans/Floor%20Plan%20Fourth%20Floor.pdf). The agenda is below.
Executive Committee Meeting Agenda:
-approval of Midwinter Exec meeting minutes
-additions to the agenda?
-discuss and vote on new charge for Comm & Pub committee: http://connect.ala.org/node/239200
-new website update and policies
-discuss Sara's update of the Online Presence Document
-updates to the LPSS Manual
-discussion of LPSS liaison program recruitment
The LPSS Vendor Publisher Liaison/Review Committee will be meeting for Midwinter virtually on Thursday, February 5, at 10:00 PST (1:00 EST).
Dial-in: 866-740-1260 or on the web http://www.readytalk.com
Enter access code: 8221993
1. Discussion about another review for LPSS News. Last year's Spring LPSS News deadline was mid-April.
Parking lot for possible future ideas:
--Westlaw Next and LexisNexis (Academic);
--statistics/data sources (such as Statista, Data-Planet, ProQuest stats products, CQ stats products or international stats products like OECD iLibrary)
--tools for finding country info (e.g., EIA)
--Instead of a review, an article about who owns who and semi-recent changes at vendors. (This could very quickly become a lot of work.)
2. The big list of publishers and contact info. The document (currently only visible to committee members) is here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1dOkolllvObK8vr7lt2i-JeVhTgsgY7OuEmQYM23JYrc/edit#gid=0
Nadine started, using info from her library's Legal Publishers Libguide: http://libguides.ucalgary.ca/content.php?pid=558537&sid=4607999
I have done absolutely nothing with it, but attached is a list from PS of the top 50 publishers in Political Science if we want to use the list as one of our basis.
Major Law Publishers is also Chapter 12 of Locating the Law, 5th edition, revised (2011): http://www.aallnet.org/chapter/scall/locating/ch12.pdf
(full book: http://www.aallnet.org/chapter/scall/locating.htm)
Our notes on this from the last meeting:
-We could create an extensive list but need to keep it manageable.
-We will start with creating a list of vendors (and their websites). Adding in contact information for individual people will get really complicated really fast, so we don’t do this right now.
-We will scope it to the core law and political science publishers—definitely the ones a librarian new to the profession would need to know about. We’ll start with the “big go-to’s.”
-We should categorize the list somehow—online, print, university, commercial, etc.
-We want this to be a living document that’s easy to maintain by committee members after we are gone. We also want the LPSS membership to be able to add to or edit the list with minimal effort required to give them access.
ACTION: Annelise will investigate ALA Connect for this purpose
--If ALA Connect doesn’t suffice, we will use Google Drive, make the document readable to the public, and linked from the Publications page of the LPSS web site.
--Annelise will also check in with the LPSS chair/Publications Committee/Exec Board for additional suggestions about tools.
-Washington & Lee ranks law journals
-There are list of political science publication rankings [such as PS's list of top 50 publishers in Political Science]
-AcqWeb includes many publishers, but the political science page hasn’t been updated since 2001.
-Whenever possible, we will link to quality lists maintained by other people instead of creating one of our own to maintain.
-We will discuss this project for our submission for the Spring newsletter
[QUESTION: Is there a section of the Publications page where we'd want to link to it? http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/lpss/lp...
3. Who wants to chair next year? It'll be Catherine's second year; Nadine is signing up for a second term. (Annelise is currently completing her second term and will sit next year out.)
4. New business?
Social Sciences Collections Coordinator
Librarian for Political Science, Law & Society, Environmental Policy, International Documents, and Social Sciences Data
The Library | University of California, San Diego
LPSS will be holding two meetings at Midwinter, both on Saturday, Jan. 31, in the Sheraton hotel (agendas are below):
- Executive Committee will meet from 8:30–10:00 in the Sheraton Columbus B room.
- Our General Membership meeting will be 10:30–11:30 in the Sheraton Mississippi room.
Both meetings are open to everyone. Of special note, the candidates for ACRL president, Scott Walter and Irene Herold, will be coming to speak and to gather ideas/feedback from LPSS members at our Executive Committee meeting, so please join us if you can. If you can’t make it, but have questions or concerns you’d like to address to the candidates, please email me, and I’ll present them at the meeting.
I look forward to seeing you at Midwinter!
Jeremy Darrington, Chair, LPSS
Princeton University Library
Executive Committee Agenda
• Approval of Fall Exec meeting minutes
• Approve agenda
• Discuss LPSS liaisons to other organizations
• 40th anniversary celebration planning
• Discuss pursuing LPSS scholarship idea
9:15–9:30 hear from ACRL candidate for president, Scott Walter
9:30–9:45 hear from ACRL candidate for president, Irene Herold
• Wrap-up discussion from any earlier items
General Membership Agenda, 10:30–11:30
• Approve minutes from ALA Annual 2014 general membership meeting
• Approve agenda
• Remarks from chair
• Committee reports
• General discussion
The LPSS Executive Committee will be meeting on Dec. 4 at 11 am (Eastern) via teleconference. In accordance with the ALA/ACRL open meeting policy, the meeting is open to anyone who’d like to attend. Below is our agenda and the call-in details.
Jeremy Darrington, Chair, LPSS
- marketing/communication/membership outreach
- section budget
- possible ad hoc task forces
- info lit task force, fundraising exploratory task force, 40th anniversary celebration
- possibility of an LPSS sponsored scholarship
- liaisons to other groups
- MW agenda
Date and Time:
12/04/2014 11:00 AM US/Eastern
US Toll Number: (712) 775-7031
Meeting ID: 997-078-110
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