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Diversity Member Initiative Group

Discussion Deadline to apply for 2016 ALA Diversity & Outreach Fair extended to June 3

by Rebecca Kemp on Wed, May 25, 2016 at 08:35 pm

 CHICAGO – The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services has extended its deadline for library professionals from all kinds of institutions to submit proposals to apply to participate in the 2016 Diversity and Outreach Fair, to be held from 3 – 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 at the American Library Association's Annual Conference in Orlando. Applications will be accepted through Friday, June 3, 2016.

 CHICAGO – The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services has extended its deadline for library professionals from all kinds of institutions to submit proposals to apply to participate in the 2016 Diversity and Outreach Fair, to be held from 3 – 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 at the American Library Association's Annual Conference in Orlando. Applications will be accepted through Friday, June 3, 2016.

Generously sponsored by DEMCO, the ALA Diversity and Outreach Fair is an opportunity for libraries and member groups to share their successful diversity and outreach initiatives with ALA Annual Conference attendees, celebrate diversity in America’s libraries and exhibit “diversity in action” ideas. The theme of this year’s Fair will be “Libraries Transform: Outreach in Response to Civil Unrest”

The 2016 Diversity and Outreach Fair will feature innovative and successful library-based programs geared towards community service in times of crisis. As recent events have witnessed, libraries have provided vital information and safe spaces during periods of civil unrest, providing a much needed anchor for local residents.

Also considered for participation are proposals that highlight library services to underserved or underrepresented communities, including people with disabilities; poor and homeless populations; people of color; English-language learners; gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people; new Americans, new and non-readers; older adults; people living in rural areas; incarcerated people and ex-offenders and mobile library services and bookmobiles.

Selected presenters will develop and facilitate a poster session to be held during the ALA 2016 Annual Conference in the exhibits hall.  In addition, the participants are encouraged to submit, in digital format, information and resources from their program.

For more information, and to apply, please visit www.ala.org/divfair.

About DEMCO

For over 100 years Demco (www.demco.com) has supported the valuable work of librarians—taking pride in providing the best service possible. Demco’s mission is to continue to anticipate future needs, to supply products and services that support the activities of library professionals and improve library environments by making them more attractive and user-friendly. Demco demonstrates their continuing commitment to library professionals through their support of the Library Champions Program and participation at ALA’s conferences.

About the Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services

The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services supports library and information science workers in creating safe, responsible, and all-inclusive spaces that serve and represent the entire community. To accomplish this, we decenter power and privilege by facilitating conversations around access and identity as they impact the profession and those we serve. We use a social justice framework to inform library and information science workers' development of resources. We strive to create an association culture where these concerns are incorporated into everybody's everyday work.

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ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group

Event DCIG ALA Program: Building a Collaborative Workflow for Preserving Born-Digital Institutional Memory

by Rene Tanner on Wed, May 25, 2016 at 07:04 pm

Where: HYATT Regency Orlando, Room Bayhill 21

Description:

Where: HYATT Regency Orlando, Room Bayhill 21

Description:

In 2015, the Indiana University Kelley School of Business approached IU Bloomington Libraries with a partnership to collect and preserve born-digital institutional heritage being generated by the school’s marketing department. While Kelley utilizes Widen as its enterprise digital asset management system, storage limitations necessitated the partnership in order for the objects to persist. Starting with 5TB of content, IU librarians collaborated with the University Archives in order to analyze the digital objects’ metadata and determine a workflow for the ingest and long-term preservation of digital objects within a Fedora repository environment. This partnership poses many challenges to the existing infrastructure and requires both social and technical solutions in order to establish a collaborative workflow that will hopefully provide the basis for similar future projects with other schools and departments.

Speakers:

Heidi Dowding, Indiana University, Digital Preservation Librarian

Nick Homenda, Indiana University, Digital Initiatives Librarian

Join us for the DCIG Business Meeting and an engaging presentation about building partnerships and establishing collaborative workflows to preserve born-digital institutional heritage.

Cordially,

Suzanna Conrad, DCIG Convener

Rene Tanner, DCIG Incoming Convener

Brianna Marshall, DCIG Recorder 

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LLAMA Competencies Committee

Online Doc LLAMA Competencies List 2014 05

by Lynn Hoffman on Wed, May 25, 2016 at 12:05 pm

A library manager should know and, where appropriate, be able to employ the principles and procedures of planning and budgeting including:

A library manager should know and, where appropriate, be able to employ the principles and procedures of planning and budgeting including:

  • Planning:
    • Articulation of mission, goals, and objectives
    • Strategic planning, scenario planning, and long term planning
    • Contingency analysis
    • Change management
  • Financial Management
    • Accounting principles
    • Financial analysis
    • Budget creation and presentation
    • Different types of revenue sources and their appropriate uses
    • Expenditures streams
    • Analysis of economic trends
    • Development of funding proposals
    • Contract management
  • Policy Management:
    • Liability and legal regulations
    • Disaster preparedness
    • Emergency response
    • Institutional policies
    • Procedures for evaluation and revision
  • Project Management
    • Project planning and scheduling
    • Project monitoring and reporting
    • Task analysis
    • Creation of teams
    • Project Management tools
  • Facilities management
    • Space planning
    • Building operations
    • Maintenance
    • Relevant legal and administrative requirements

A library manager should know and, where appropriate, be able to employ the principles of effective personnel practices and human resource development, including:

  • Definition of positions
  • Delegation of responsibilities
  • Recruitment, orientation, and training of staff
  • Employment laws and regulations
  • Library policies and procedures that impact recruiting and hiring
  • Contract negotiation and administration
  • Conflict resolution
  • Team building
  • Staff development and training
  • Performance review

A library manager should know, and, where appropriate, be able to employ the concepts behind, and methods for, assessment and evaluation of library services and their outcomes, including:

  • Systems analysis
  • Research methods
  • Analytics
  • Statistical analyses
  • Benchmarking and standards
  • Measurements of efficiency and effectiveness
  • Evidence-based decision making

A library manager should know, and, where appropriate, be able to employ the concepts behind, and methods for, developing partnerships, collaborations, networks, and other structures with all stakeholders and within communities served, including:

  • Community analysis
    • Public relations
    • Marketing and advocacy
    • Outreach
    • Stakeholder analysis
    • Visual communication standards
    • Institutional branding
    • Public programs and services
  • Collaboration
    • Resource sharing policies
    • Resource sharing practices
  • The technological structures and functions of networks
    • Technology standards
    • Technology forecasts
    • The social and legal structures and functions of networks
    • Contracts and vendor relationships

A leader in a library setting will know and, where appropriate, be able to employ the following concepts and methods:

  • Vision
    • Global thinking
    • Creativity
    • Innovation
    • Forward thinking
    • Analytical thinking
    • Problem solving
    • Foresight
    • Deductive and inductive reasoning
    • Inspiration
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
    • Ethics
    • Emotional intelligence
    • Critical thinking
    • Enthusiasm
    • Reflection
    • Self awareness
    • Self confidence
    • Adaptability
    • Flexibility
    • Communication skills
    • Authenticity
    • Conflict management
    • Organizational culture
  • Managerial Effectiveness
    • Professionalism
    • Achievement orientation
    • Diversity consciousness
    • Commitment to excellence
    • Decisiveness
    • Political savvy
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Risk management
    • Negotiation
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ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Advisory Board

Event ACRL Framework Advisory Board Meeting

by Sharon Mader-IL (staff) on Wed, May 25, 2016 at 11:57 am

ACRL Framework Advisory Board Meeting

June 2, 2016, 2:00-3:30pm (Central Time)

FreeConferenceCall.com

Dial in number: (712) 770-4010; Access Code: 820485#

ACRL EBSS Research Committee (Educational and Behavioral Sciences Section)

Discussion EBSS Research Forum at ALA Annual 2016

by Cassandra Kvenild on Wed, May 25, 2016 at 10:42 am

EBSS and the American Psychological Association invite you to join them for the EBSS Research Forum at the American Library Association Annual Conference
 
When: Saturday, June 25, 2016 
Time: 3:00 to 4:30 pm 
Where: Hilton Lake Louise
 
Join EBSS for the announcement of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Librarian Conference Travel Awards followed by informative discussions with colleagues presenting research works in progress.  
 

EBSS and the American Psychological Association invite you to join them for the EBSS Research Forum at the American Library Association Annual Conference
 
When: Saturday, June 25, 2016 
Time: 3:00 to 4:30 pm 
Where: Hilton Lake Louise
 
Join EBSS for the announcement of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Librarian Conference Travel Awards followed by informative discussions with colleagues presenting research works in progress.  
 
Complimentary refreshments provided by APA!
 
More details available at http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/ebss/ebsswebsite/poster-forum

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ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group

Event Webinar: Creating and Utilizing Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs)

by Brianna Marshall on Tue, May 24, 2016 at 04:27 pm

Creating and Utilizing Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs)

Monday, May 23  |  1-2pm CST

Presenters: Rafia Mirza, Peace Ossom Williamson, and Brett Currier 
Recording: The recording of this webinar is available at: https://youtu.be/jpCtaYRcb7w

Chat transcript is attached.

Many faculty members, librarians, and other higher education staff members have experience working individually on projects, but not large scale, multi-phase, interdepartmental, collaborative projects that require project management as a priority. However, when working on digital projects, it is necessary to utilize experience in various departments within and outside of the library. A planning document called a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) available at bit.ly/utamou serves as an agreement between all stakeholders, which will likely include multiple library departments.

In this webinar, the presenters will discuss their experiences in creating an MOU template. They will discuss how you can adapt this template to fit the ends of your particular institution, and what local issues may need to be taken into account. Additionally, the presenters will provide common questions or perspectives of outside stakeholders. The completion of this webinar and the access to the MOU workbook will enable participants to develop MOU templates that will meet the needs of their institutions.

Register for this webinarhttps://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?MTID=e6663e7c889fe2d04245cb7dc876721dd

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RUSA Board of Directors

Online Doc Minutes, RUSA Board, 3-11-16

by Susan Hornung-IL (staff) on Tue, May 24, 2016 at 01:07 pm

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