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in RUSA RSS Library Service to Aging Population (Reference Services Section)
in ALA Committee on Organization (COO)
COO has received a petition to establish the Librarians Build Communities Membership Initiative Group.
This grew out of a recent Emerging Leaders project. For additional information about this group's genesis and ambitions for the future, see http://www.ala.org/groups/lbc
They are eager to get going on this project as a MIG. COO simply certifies that a group has secured at least 100 signatures on a petition and then Notifies the ALA Council that a MIG has been created. Nevertheless, COO needs and opportunity to discuss this. I propose two concurrent approaches to this:
- Add comments here to this Connect post (COO members only, please)
- A poll in Connect that is limited to COO members to vote yes or no on the question of whether or not this requires discussion at the Annual Conference. A vote YES means you think we should defer action until late Jun and the Annual Conference; a vote NO means you don't think we need to wait until June but can instead inform the petition organizers and the Council in early May that this new MIG has been established.
Watch for the poll and please vote!
Librarians Build Communities Membership Initiative Group statement of purpose:
To provide library workers with information about skills-based volunteering so that they can plan and carry out volunteer programs benefiting libraries and other social service organizations in communities that can benefit from organized, targeted volunteer events. Skills can include the skills that library workers exercise every day in their jobs (e.g., short-term cataloging projects, book repair, technology projects, story hours) as well as other skills such as painting, basic home/school/library building repair and improvement, carpentry, gardening and yard work etc. Assistance includes, but is not necessarily limited to advice and toolkits on how to develop a relationship with a library or community agency that can host an event and how to plan, organize, manage, recruit volunteers, obtain needed supplies or equipment, evaluate results, and share lessons learned with the library community so volunteer initiatives can grow and become a viral form of library advocacy. Skills-based volunteering can, literally, be grass roots advocacy.
in RUSA Executive Committee (Reference and User Services Association)
*Apologies in advance for duplicate postings.*
ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions
Session 4: September 22 - October 17, 2014
This four-week online course provides an overview of acquiring, providing access to, administering, supporting, and monitoring access to electronic resources. Gives a basic background in electronic resource acquisitions including product trials, licensing, purchasing methods, and pricing models and will provide an overview of the sometimes complex relationships between vendors, publishers, platform providers, and libraries. The course was developed by Dalene Hawthorne, Head of Systems and Technical Services, Emporia State University.
Who Should Attend:
This is a fundamentals course that will appeal to anyone interested in the topic with no previous experience.
Jesse Holden, Head, Acquisitions, University of Southern California
Rafal Kasprowski, Electronic Resources Librarian, Rice University
Xan Arch, Collection Development Librarian, Reed College
Elizabeth Winter, Electronic Resources Coordinator, Georgia Tech Library
Susan Davis, Acquisitions Librarian for Continuing Resources, SUNY at Buffalo
Lisa MacKinder, Acquisitions, University of California Irvine
$109 ALCTS Member and $139 Non-member
For additional details and access to the registration link, please go to: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/fera/ol_templ
This course is sponsored by Harrassowitz.
For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For all other questions or comments related to the web courses, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or email@example.com
*Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.*
in NMRT (New Members Round Table)
Want to get the most from your Annual Meeting in Las Vegas? Reserve a room in the NMRT Hotel Block today! There are only FOUR rooms left!
NMRT has requested a block of rooms at the Las Vegas Hilton to be held for reservations by members attending the Annual Meeting.
To reserve a room within the NMRT block, you may indicate during the conference registration process that you are an NMRT member and select the Las Vegas Hilton.
If you have already registered for the meeting, you may contact OnPeak, ALA’s official housing partner, at (800) 584-9047 to add a hotel reservation to your registration or to change your reservation.
in ACRL ULS Executive Committee (University Libraries Section)
in October 2013 Public Innovator Lab Cohort
in AASL ESLS (Educators of School Librarians Section)
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is a vital outlet for disseminating school library research to the broader educational community. AERA has a Special Interest Group dedicated to school library research: Research, Education, Information, and School Libraries (REISL). AERA is a key venue for disseminating our research.
We have recently learned that if we do not increase membership in the SIG, it will be dissolved effective September 30, 2014. Therefore we are asking you to consider joining AERA and the REISL SIG. To join, please go to http://www.aera.net/Membership/JoinorRenew/tabid/10230/Default.aspx. During the process, select the Research, Education, Information and School Libraries SIG (#166). Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for lending your support in keeping school library research part of the broader educational conversation.
AERA REISL SIG Chair (2014-2015)
The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to offer Library Preservation Today!, a virtual preconference presented by instructors from our popular "Fundamentals of Preservation" Web course. Registration is open, so sign up early to make sure you get a spot.
This three-day (June 16 - 18) virtual preconference introduces the fundamentals of managing preservation efforts in libraries, archives and historical societies. At the end of this preconference, participants will value preservation as a formal library function and how it reflects and supports the institutional mission; appreciate the primary role of preventive care, including good storage conditions, in extending the useful life of collections and understand some of the challenges in preserving digital content and what the implications are for the future of scholarship.
Introduction to Library Preservation
Monday, June 16, 1 – 2 p.m. Central, 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern, noon – 1 p.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. – noon Pacific
Presenter: Karen E.K. Brown, State University of New York - Albany
Environmental Monitoring and Control
Tuesday, June 17, 1 – 2 p.m. Central, 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern, noon – 1 p.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. – noon Pacific
Presenter: Julie Mosbo, Texas A&M University
Preserving Digital Collections: An Overview
Wednesday, June 18, 1 – 2 p.m. Central, 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern, noon – 1 p.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. – noon Pacific
Presenter: Peter Verheyen, Syracuse University Libraries and Conservator in Private Practice
Registration Fees: (Register for one session or all three sessions.)
ALCTS member or international member: $103 entire preconference; $43 for one session
Group ALCTS member: $238 entire preconference; $99 for one session
Non-member: $142 entire preconference; $59 for one session
Group non-member: $310 entire preconference; $129 for one session
Student member or retired member: $50 entire preconference; $20 for one session
The one-time registration fee includes access to the live virtual presentation, as well as unlimited access to the webcast.
How to Register
To register for this virtual preconference, complete the online registration form.
For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1 (800) 545-2433 and press 5 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Continuing Education and Program Manager at 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 5034, or email@example.com.
See the ALCTS website for information about other ALCTS events, including "Creating Successful Scholarly Communication with an Institutional Repository: Just Say Yes," an ALCTS virtual preconference from June 10-12.