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Event Bridget Farrell

by Sarah Hammill on Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 05:02 pm
in IAmRUSA

IAmRUSA Interviewee for the Week of September 29th is

Bridget Farrell

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Discussion Questions of a New Librarian

by Allison Moote on Wed, Aug 20, 2014 at 06:42 pm
in AASL (The American Association of School Librarians)

I am a fairly new librarian. I was hired last year so this will be my second year on the job. I work in a very small, rural school system and we faced some brutal budget cuts last year. We are a Pre-K - 12 school and we run on a skeleton crew as it is, but we lost all 3 of our teaching assistants and our art teacher position at the end of last year. Now that this year is beginning they have made library one of our "specials" to replace art. Instead of seeing the elementary classes once a week as it has been in the past, I am now supposed to see them every day.

I am a fairly new librarian. I was hired last year so this will be my second year on the job. I work in a very small, rural school system and we faced some brutal budget cuts last year. We are a Pre-K - 12 school and we run on a skeleton crew as it is, but we lost all 3 of our teaching assistants and our art teacher position at the end of last year. Now that this year is beginning they have made library one of our "specials" to replace art. Instead of seeing the elementary classes once a week as it has been in the past, I am now supposed to see them every day. I am trying to think outside of the box and think of what kind of daily class I can turn library into. I have 45 minutes with classes ranging from Pre-K to 7th grade. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Discussion ACRL Rep Reports - Due Oct. 10

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 04:09 pm
in ACRL Representatives Assembly

Dear ACRL representatives,

Thank you to all who have already submitted their reports from Annual Conference in Las Vegas. With the fall meeting of the ACRL Executive Committee approaching shortly, I wanted to send a brief reminder about your role and responsibilities as an ACRL Representative. Complete details are available online in the ACRL Guide to Policies and Procedures at http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/policies/chapter7#7.1.5.

Dear ACRL representatives,

Thank you to all who have already submitted their reports from Annual Conference in Las Vegas. With the fall meeting of the ACRL Executive Committee approaching shortly, I wanted to send a brief reminder about your role and responsibilities as an ACRL Representative. Complete details are available online in the ACRL Guide to Policies and Procedures at http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/policies/chapter7#7.1.5.

If your representative unit met at Annual Conference, please use the attached template to submit your report for the upcoming Executive Committee meeting.

  • Email your report to me at apayne@ala.org.
  • Reports will be discussed at the 2014 Fall Executive Committee meeting to be held in Chicago on October 25, 2014.

Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!

Best,
Allison Payne
ACRL Program Officer

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Discussion Tomorrow's meeting

by Sarah McHone-Chase on Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 02:32 pm
in ALA Copyright Subcommittee

The agenda is posted below at COL-Copyright-Subcommittee-Oct-1-2014 -- this includes the phone number and code for the call tomorrow. Please also see the other posted doc -- Adam wrote up a good description of the Copyright landscape for our perusal. Thanks. Talk to everyone tomorrow.

Sarah

Discussion ALA/ALISE Spectrum Travel Award to ALISE 2015 - apply by midnight October 1

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 03:34 pm
in Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

This conference travel grant aims to increase diversity in LIS education/research, and will be awarded beginning with ALISE Conference 2015.  It provides a past recipient of the ALA Spectrum Scholarship who wishes to address issues of diversity through doctoral study or teaching as adjuncts an opportunity to gain exposure to and network with LIS educators, scholars and doctoral students.  The award continues ALA’s and ALISE’s commitment to diversity, and commemorates the adoption of the ALISE Diversity Statement at the 201

This conference travel grant aims to increase diversity in LIS education/research, and will be awarded beginning with ALISE Conference 2015.  It provides a past recipient of the ALA Spectrum Scholarship who wishes to address issues of diversity through doctoral study or teaching as adjuncts an opportunity to gain exposure to and network with LIS educators, scholars and doctoral students.  The award continues ALA’s and ALISE’s commitment to diversity, and commemorates the adoption of the ALISE Diversity Statement at the 2013 ALISE Conference. This award is complementary to the ALISE Diversity Travel Award to the ALISE Conference, which is sponsored by ALISE.  This award is sponsored by ALA with complimentary registration and membership sponsored by ALISE.

Apply at http://www.ala.org/offices/alaalise-spectrum-travel-award-alise

The ALA/ALISE Spectrum Travel Award recipient will receive:

  • A stipend of $750 (U.S.) that may defray lodging and meal expenses during the conference
  • Complimentary conference registration
  • A complimentary one-year membership
  • A certificate at the ALISE awards ceremony

The award recipient’s school or organization is asked to help with travel costs.

Awardee Commitment Guidelines:

  1. Assisting and attending the Multicultural, Ethnic, and Humanistic Concerns SIG program and meeting.
  2. Commits to an additional 5 hours of ALISE activities which may include: Assisting with conference registration (as schedules permit); assisting with major sessions; assist with business meeting, attend a board meeting, etc.
  3. Is highly encouraged to participate in the ALISE Work In-Progress Poster Session.
  4. Engages with an assigned conference buddy during the conference.
  5. Writes a 750-word article about their conference experiences for use by ALISE

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The award is open to recipients (past and current) of the ALA Spectrum Scholarship whose experiences, research interests and professional goals align with ALISE's diversity principles. (see ALISE Diversity Statement).
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are not doctoral LIS students nor hold an LIS PhD.
  • Recipient cannot receive both the ALISE Diversity Travel Award and this award.

Rating criteria:

  • Alignment with ALISE Diversity statement
  • Does diversity statement indicate impact on diversity within LIS education or research
  • Demonstrated commitment to exploring diversity issues
  • Understanding of conference
  • Impact of conference on research/teaching goals

Application - All applications received by midnight CDT on October 1 will be considered.  Notifications will be made by October 31, 2014.

 

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Discussion 1st meeting -- date change

by Sarah McHone-Chase on Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 02:35 pm
in ALA Copyright Subcommittee

Hi again!

Our first meeting date is now changed:

 

Wednesday, Oct 1st, 2:00 EST.

 

Please make a note of it. I am sorry for any inconvenience!

 

Details to follow!

 

Sarah

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