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Discussion 2015 ALA minutes

by Jodi Shepherd on Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 12:22 pm

The 2015 ALA Annual Meeting minutes are attached.

Jodi Shepherd

Discussion Statistical Sources on the Web Guide project report

by Jeremy Darrington on Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 04:25 pm

In 2014, LPSS convened a working group with GODORT and the Numeric and Geospatial Data Services in Academic Libraries Interest Group (DIG) to explore the possibility of resurrecting Grace York’s Statistical Sources on the Web Guide. Chad Kahl, who chaired that group, submitted a final report for the working group, which is attached. If you have any questions or comments or would like to help out with the project, please contact Chad at cmkahl@ilstu.edu.

Discussion LPSS General Membership Meeting Agenda, 2014 Annual Conference

by Lynda Kellam on Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 02:44 pm

Hi,

Please see the agenda attached. Hope you can join us!
Lynda

Discussion ALA Annual Conference 2012: Executive Committee and General Membership meeting minutes

by Lynn Thitchener (non-member) on Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 09:30 am

Minutes from the LPSS Executive Committee and General Membership meeting from the 2012 Annual Conference, attached.

Discussion ACRL e-Learning webcast: “Fair Use in Your Library after Georgia State”

by Megan Griffin (staff) on Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 09:22 am

ACRL e-Learning webcast - “Fair Use in Your Library after Georgia State”
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Central

ACRL e-Learning webcast - “Fair Use in Your Library after Georgia State”
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Central

Register now for the ACRL e-Learning webcast, “Fair Use in Your Library after Georgia State,” to be offered Tuesday, December 4 (1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Central time).  This live, interactive webcast will examine how the recent federal court decision involving copyright and the Georgia State University Library may shape fair use policies in academic libraries for decades.  A lower-court judge ruled that the Georgia State University Library was the "prevailing party" in a lawsuit brought by Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and Sage Publications. The publishers have appealed that ruling. What does this all mean, and what does it mean for your library?  During the webcast, copyright librarians and lawyers will explore and dissect the court's framework using specific examples from the case in order to explain the ruling of the case, the effect that the case may have on future fair use analyses, and its impact on library policies such as course reserves and interlibrary loan.  Bring questions about fair use in your library!

Presenters: Dwayne K. Buttler, J.D., Professor, University Libraries, Evelyn J. Schneider Endowed Chair for Scholarly Communication, University of Louisville; Donna Ferullo, Director of the University Copyright Office and Associate Professor of Library Science, Purdue University; Tim Gritten, Assistant Director of Libraries for User Services, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Complete details including the full webcast description, learning outcomes, and registration materials are available online.  Contact Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org or call (312) 280-2522 with questions.

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Discussion 2012 Marta Lange/CQ Press Award

by Chad Kahl on Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 02:51 pm

On behalf of the ACRL Law and Political Science Section, I would like to congratulate John Eaton, the 2012 recipient of the Marta Lange/CQ Press Award.  Mr. Eaton is a law librarian and associate professor at the E. K. Williams Law Library of the University of Manitoba.

On behalf of the ACRL Law and Political Science Section, I would like to congratulate John Eaton, the 2012 recipient of the Marta Lange/CQ Press Award.  Mr. Eaton is a law librarian and associate professor at the E. K. Williams Law Library of the University of Manitoba.

"John Eaton's accomplishments to service and scholarship in law librarianship are exemplary," said award Chair Nadine R. Hoffman, natural resources, energy and environmental law librarian at the University of Calgary. "In particular, we recognize his dedication to the Canadian Association of Law Libraries/Association Canadienne des Bibliothèques de Droit (CALL/ACBD) in a variety of capacities, including president. The most notable scholarly work includes two recent legal bibliography monographs serving new and experienced researchers in the structure of legal research for Canada and the United Kingdom."

CQ Press, sponsor of the award, will present the $1,000 award and plaque to Mr. Eaton during the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

The official ACRL press release can be read at http://www.ala.org/news/pr?id=9273.

As Chair, I would like to acknowledge the hard work of the committee:  Nadine Hoffman (chair), Mary Gilles and Rosalind Tedford.

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Discussion ACRL LPSS Communications and Publications Committee

by Lynn Thitchener (non-member) on Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 04:25 pm

Date: January 19, 2011

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00 pm EST

Location: Virtual

Tentative Agenda:

 I. Review and approve minutes from 2011 Annual

II. Drupal Migration -- Looks great! Is everything where we want it?

III. Model LibGuides

                A. Follow-up with Springshare

                B. Next steps?

IV. Newsletter

                A. Format -- Now that we have migrated to "online, only" should there be any changes to the format?

Date: January 19, 2011

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00 pm EST

Location: Virtual

Tentative Agenda:

 I. Review and approve minutes from 2011 Annual

II. Drupal Migration -- Looks great! Is everything where we want it?

III. Model LibGuides

                A. Follow-up with Springshare

                B. Next steps?

IV. Newsletter

                A. Format -- Now that we have migrated to "online, only" should there be any changes to the format?

                B. Ideas for Spring Issue

V. Other items?

Contact: Lynn Thitchener ( lmk7@cornell.edu )

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Discussion The Fall 2011 "LPSS News" newsletter is now available

by Chad Kahl on Sun, Nov 6, 2011 at 08:00 pm
The Fall 2011 "LPSS News" newsletter is now available. Thanks to newsletter editor, Jodi Shepherd for her hard work on this!

Please take a look at:
* LPSS committee updates

The Fall 2011 "LPSS News" newsletter is now available. Thanks to newsletter editor, Jodi Shepherd for her hard work on this!

Please take a look at:
* LPSS committee updates
* brilliant words of wisdom from the Chair :)
* the "LPSS Member to Know" profile on Kathi Fountain
* call for proposals - 2013 ACRL Conference
* call for nominations - Marta Lange/CQ Press Award
* book review for Finding the Law: Legal Research for Librarians and Paralegals by LPSS member Bryan Carson
* info on the LPSS Discussion list
* call for nominations - ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries

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Discussion Greetings from the Chair

by Chad Kahl on Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Hello,

I’m the Chair of the Law and Political Science Section for 2011-2012 and am looking forward to working with you this year!

I would like to thank you for your membership in LPSS, ACRL and ALA!  If you are not yet a member, please consider joining (http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/about/membership/index.cfm).

Hello,

I’m the Chair of the Law and Political Science Section for 2011-2012 and am looking forward to working with you this year!

I would like to thank you for your membership in LPSS, ACRL and ALA!  If you are not yet a member, please consider joining (http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/about/membership/index.cfm).

I’d like to start by thanking Chris Palazzolo for his service as Chair in 2010-2011.  I have attached the report that Chris prepared for ACRL that reviews what LPSS did in 2010-2011.  Thanks too goes to those who were elected and/or agreed to serve on the Executive Committee for this year:  LeRoy LaFleur (Vice-Chair), Lynn Thitchener (Secretary), Chris Palazzolo (Past-Chair), Brian Coutts (Member-at-Large), Lisa Norberg (Member-at-Large) and Kathi Fountain (Web Editor).

I’d also like to thank Lynn Thitchener (Communication and Publications Committee), Lynne Rudasill (Conference Program Planning, Anaheim, 2012 Committee), Rosalind Fielder (Library Instruction Committee), Nadine Hoffman (Marta Lange/CQ Press Award Committee), Brian Coutts (Membership Committee), John Hernandez (Nominating Committee), Erik Estep (Review and Planning Committee) and Mara Degnan Rojeski (Vendor/Publisher Liaison & Review Committee) for chairing LPSS committees in 2011-12.  You can find out more about the committees at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/about/sections/lpss/committees.cfm.  You will get more information from the committee chairs after their orientation, scheduled for August 9.

If you’re interested in keeping track of what LPSS is doing, information is disseminated by the LPSS-L listserv (http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/about/sections/lpss/lpsslistserv.cfm), LPSS Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2233618422) and ALA Connect (http://connect.ala.org/acrl_lpss).

I welcome any suggestions or feedback you might have to make LPSS even better.  I can be reached at cmkahl@ilstu.edu or 309-438-3454.

Sincerely,

Chad

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Discussion CFP: IASSIST 2011: Data Science Professionals: a Global Community of Sharing

by Lynda Kellam on Mon, Oct 4, 2010 at 12:42 pm
I'm sending this in case there are any other Data Libs in LPSS or if you have a quantitative leaning. Please join us!

CALL FOR PAPERS IASSIST 2011: Data Science Professionals: a Global Community of Sharing The 37th International Association for Social Science Information  Services and Technology (IASSIST) annual conference  will be  hosted by Simon Fraser University and University of British Columbia and  will be held in Vancouver, Canada, May 31 - June 3, 2011.
I'm sending this in case there are any other Data Libs in LPSS or if you have a quantitative leaning. Please join us!

CALL FOR PAPERS IASSIST 2011: Data Science Professionals: a Global Community of Sharing The 37th International Association for Social Science Information  Services and Technology (IASSIST) annual conference  will be  hosted by Simon Fraser University and University of British Columbia and  will be held in Vancouver, Canada, May 31 - June 3, 2011. The theme of this year's conference is Data Science Professionals: a Global Community of Sharing. Social science benefits from professional practices that enable sharing of data, information, and knowledge with a global community. This theme is intended to stimulate discussions about ways in which sharing data, information, and knowledge can  contribute to research and to professional practices that enable scientific progress. Submissions are encouraged that offer improvements for creating, documenting, submitting, describing, disseminating, and preserving scientific research data. We seek submissions on the theme outlined above, and encourage conference participants to propose papers and sessions that would be of interest to themselves and other attendees. Below is a sample of possible topics that may be considered: - Data sharing, access and management in the future - Identifying and reducing barriers to data sharing - Issues of confidentiality in sharing - Sharing professional data science skills, knowledge, and techniques within and across disciplines - Citation of research data and persistent identifiers - Metadata facilitating data sharing - Emerging research infrastructures and data sharing - New data partnerships in knowledge communities - Sharing resources and data through social networks - Identifying user needs and customizing data services to meet the needs - The evolving data librarian profession - Data science practices that support global use and understanding of research data - Open (linked) data and digital repositories - Preservation for sharing, recovering data for contemporary use Proposals on other topics related to the conference theme will be considered too. Papers will be selected from a wide range of subjects to ensure a broad balance of topics. The Program Committee welcomes proposals for: - Individual presentations (typically 15-20 minutes) - Sessions, which could take a variety of formats (e.g. a set of three or four presentations, a discussion panel, a discussion with the audience, etc.) - Posters/demonstrations for the poster session - Workshops (pre-conference workshops that blend lecture and hands-on instruction). [Note: A separate call for workshops is forthcoming.] Again this year we would be interested in receiving submissions for presentations in formats successfully introduced in last year's conference, in particular - Pecha Kucha (a presentation of 20 slides shown for 20 seconds each, with a heavy emphasis on visual content). - Round table discussions (as these are likely to have limited spaces, an explanation of how the discussion will be shared with the wider group should form part of the proposal). Session formats are not limited to these ideas and session organizers are welcome to suggest other formats. Proposals for complete sessions should list the organizer or moderator and possible participants; the session organizer will be responsible for securing both session participants and a chair. All submissions should include the proposed title and an abstract no longer than 200 words. Longer abstracts will be returned to be shortened before being considered. Please note that all presenters are required to register and pay the registration fee for the conference; registration for individual days will be available. A web form for submission of proposals will be available on the conference web site on October 18, 2010. Deadline for submission: November 29, 2010. Notification of acceptance: February 3, 2011. Please note that the Conference Program Committee may not be able to accept all proposals. Conference papers will be considered for articles in the IASSIST Quarterly. This applies to individual papers as well as selections of papers from sessions that could form special issues of the IASSIST Quarterly. For more information about the conference, including travel and accommodation, see the conference web site at: http://www.rdl.sfu.ca/IASSIST/ IASSIST is an international organization of professionals working in and with information technology and data services to support research and teaching in the social sciences. Typical workplaces include data archives/libraries, statistical agencies, research centers, libraries, academic departments, government departments, and non-profit organizations. See http://www.iassistdata.org for further information. IASSIST 2011 31 May - 3 June 2011 Vancouver, Canada
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