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Event Germanists’ and Romance Languages Discussion Groups Joint Meeting at ALA Annual 2016

by Brian Vetruba on Thu, Jun 23, 2016 at 07:50 pm


Germanists’ and Romance Languages Discussion Groups Joint Meeting
ALA Annual 2016 in Orlando, Florida
Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 1:00-2:30 pm
Venue: HIL Florida Ballroom 3

AGENDA


Germanists’ and Romance Languages Discussion Groups Joint Meeting
ALA Annual 2016 in Orlando, Florida
Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 1:00-2:30 pm
Venue: HIL Florida Ballroom 3

AGENDA

Following Sarah Tudesco’s presentation at Midwinter 2016 on assessment of foreign language materials at Yale, we will continue our discussion about assessment of collections. For background, see Sarah’s presentation Media: Western_European_Collection_Analysis.ppt‎ and the minutes from the Midwinter’s meeting.

I. Introductions and Announcements (Brian Vetruba) (5 mins.)
II. Discussion Topic: “Dive into the Data, Part Two: Collections Assessment at our own Libraries” (45 mins)
COLLECTIONS ASSESSMENT AT YOUR LIBRARY
Questions:
-As a subject librarian, how do you gather or interpret usage or circulation data? How often and in what ways?
-How are decisions made as far as actions on assessment data (i.e. de-selection, cutting, adding funds to underdeveloped collections, etc?
-Do you look at circulation data to tweak approval plans?
-How does non-metric (qualitative) assessment factor in?
COMMUNICATING USAGE AND CIRCULATION DATA
Questions:
-How do you communicate collections data to administrators?
-How do you communicate this data to faculty?
-Are administrators cognizant of the particulars regarding foreign language collections (e.g. smaller number of potential users than for English collections)?
-Are there best practices? Are there approaches that have worked or ones that haven’t?
III. 2017 Frankfurt Symposium - Update and Discussion (Heidi Madden) (30 mins.)
IV. Being a convener: the Hows, Whats, Getting Help; Discussion Topic Ideas for Future Meetings (Brian, Heidi, Kristen lead) (10 mins.)

Submitted by Germanists co-conveners: Michael Printy and Brian Vetruba; and Romance Languages co-conveners: Heidi Madden and Kristen Totleben

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Discussion WESS Social at ALA 2016

by Katie Gibson on Thu, May 19, 2016 at 12:23 pm

WESS is gearing up for events at ALA 2016 Annual Conference in Orlando. 

WESS is gearing up for events at ALA 2016 Annual Conference in Orlando. 
You are invited to the WESS Social, Sunday June 26 from 7-9 pm at Cuba Libre. Tickets cost $33, and include drinks and food. Everyone is welcome! Questions? Contact Adan Griego (griego@stanford.edu). 
 
Purchase tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/acrl-wess-reception-in-orlando-tickets-24653720943
 
We would like to thank Adam Matthew Digital, Brepols, Cairn, Casalini Libri, Erasmus, DeGruyter, Harrassowitz, and Puvill for their support of this event. 
 
Hope to see you there!
 

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Event Cataloging Discussion Group (ACRL WESS)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Discussion of cataloging issues related to Western European material

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Event Social Event (ACRL WESS)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 01:08 am

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A social event for ACRL members and vendors

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Event Documenting Sexual Dissidence and Diversity in France, Italy and Spain

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 01:07 am

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Documenting and preserving minority cultures is an ongoing challenge for libraries and archives as most of this cultural production continues to exist beyond the mainstream. Such is the case for sexual minorities in progressive societies like those of France, Italy and Spain. The various voices from a panel (an independent researcher, a literary scholar, an academic librarian, and an activist-publisher) provide a learning opportunity not only to assess voids in our collections but also offer novel strategies for addressing such gaps.

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Event Cataloging Issues Discussion Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 01:07 am

Timezone:
US/Pacific (-7)

Discussion of cataloging issues related to Western European material

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Event General Membership Forum and Executive Committee Meeting (ACRL WESS)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Membership update, followed by Executive Committee meeting

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Discussion New URL for WESS

by Brian Vetruba on Tue, May 24, 2011 at 12:34 pm

The URL for WESS's section website/wiki: WESSWeb has changed to: http://wessweb.info/index.php/Main_Page

Thanks,

Brian Vetruba, WESS Chair (bvetruba@wustl.edu)

Represents those librarians and others in ACRL who specialize in, or are otherwise professionally involved in the acquisition, organization, and use of, information sources originating in or relating to Western European countries, cooperating with other professional groups regarding those aspects of library service that require special knowledge of sources from or concerning Western Europe.

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