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ACRL Standards for Libraries in Higher Ed. Review Task Force (Association of College & Research Libraries)

Discussion Seeking Feedback on Draft of Revised Standards for Libraries in Higher Education

by Andrea Falcone on Fri, May 12, 2017 at 12:26 pm

The recording of the May 11, 2017, ACRL SLHE: Seeking Feedback on Draft of Revised Standards for Libraries in Higher Education Open Forum is now available! 

URL:  https://youtu.be/Xfn9ulGaGp4

Also, a PDF copy of the slides are available below.  All draft documents can be found in ALA Connect: http://connect.ala.org/node/265921.

The recording of the May 11, 2017, ACRL SLHE: Seeking Feedback on Draft of Revised Standards for Libraries in Higher Education Open Forum is now available! 

URL:  https://youtu.be/Xfn9ulGaGp4

Also, a PDF copy of the slides are available below.  All draft documents can be found in ALA Connect: http://connect.ala.org/node/265921.

Please submit feedback via the online form no later than Tuesday, May 23.

Questions can be directed to the task force chair, Andrea Falcone at Andrea.Falcone@ucdenver.edu or (303) 352-3953.

 

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AASL ESLS (Educators of School Librarians Section)

Discussion 2017 ESLS Call for Proposals and Papers

by Lucy Green on Fri, May 12, 2017 at 10:29 am

The Educators of School Librarians Section (ESLS) of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites submissions for proposals for papers on original research focusing on school library practice or school librarianship. Selected papers will be presented in a concurrent session at the AASL 18th National Conference & Exhibition to be held from Nov. 9-11, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition, the selected papers will be automatically considered for publication in School Library Research (SLR) (pending the journal's peer review process).

The Educators of School Librarians Section (ESLS) of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites submissions for proposals for papers on original research focusing on school library practice or school librarianship. Selected papers will be presented in a concurrent session at the AASL 18th National Conference & Exhibition to be held from Nov. 9-11, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition, the selected papers will be automatically considered for publication in School Library Research (SLR) (pending the journal's peer review process).

The national conference session will focus on research interpretations of the conference theme, “Beyond the Horizon.” More information about the AASL conference can be found at national.aasl.org.

Submissions may include, but are not limited to, the following themes:

  • School Librarians as Technology Leaders
  • School Librarians as Designers
  • Content Learning Integrated with Digital Literacy Skills
  • Integration of School Library Standards and Academic Standards
  • Inquiry Learning in the Age of Academic Standards
  • Digital Tools for Teaching and Learning
  • Collaborative Learning in the School Library
  • School Librarians as Co-Teachers
  • School Librarians as Managers of Today’s School Libraries

Proposals for papers which report preliminary findings on research in progress should be submitted no later than 11:59 EST on Friday, August, 11, 2017. The proposals should be within a 1,500 word limit using APA style and submitted in electronic form to Lucy Santos Green at lucysantosgreen@gmail.com.  The authors of the three selected proposals will be contacted by Monday, August 28, 2017. The authors will then be required to submit the full 5,000 word paper by Monday, October 9, 2017.

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Access Services Interest Group

Discussion Link to YouTube record of 'How Patron Bashing is Killing our Spirit" virtual forum, April 11, 2017

by Brad Warren on Fri, May 12, 2017 at 09:23 am

Thanks so much for your patience with me posting the link to the youtube recording of our ACRL Virtual Forum on April 11, 2017 titled, “How Patron Bashing is Killing our Spirit.”  You can access the recording, accompanying chat, and further reading list of the virtual forum from the link below.  Many thanks to Samantha Minnis and Matt Smith for their thoughtful and engaging program.  If you have an idea for a future virtual forum or are interested in presenting, please contact me as we plan programming for FY18.

Thanks so much for your patience with me posting the link to the youtube recording of our ACRL Virtual Forum on April 11, 2017 titled, “How Patron Bashing is Killing our Spirit.”  You can access the recording, accompanying chat, and further reading list of the virtual forum from the link below.  Many thanks to Samantha Minnis and Matt Smith for their thoughtful and engaging program.  If you have an idea for a future virtual forum or are interested in presenting, please contact me as we plan programming for FY18.

Recording:

Name:ACRL Access Services IG: How Patron Bashing is Killing our Spirit Virtual Forum

Recording of the April 11, 2017, ACRL Access Services IG: How Patron Bashing is Killing our Spirit Virtual Forum.

URL: https://youtu.be/EAvYy3pfrz0

Patron Bashing Resources Further Reading

 

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ALCTS

Online Doc ALCTS CaMMS Catalog Management Interest Group Program at ALA Annual 2017

by Andrew Sulavik on Fri, May 12, 2017 at 08:29 am

ALCTS CaMMS Catalog Management Interest Group (CMIG) at ALA Annual Chicago

Date:  Saturday, June 24, 2017

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Location: PALM, the MONROE ROOM

 

The ALCTS CaMMS Catalog Management Interest Group (CMIG) is offering three presentations on the following theme:

 

Preparing for the Transition to the Linked Data Environment:

ALCTS CaMMS Catalog Management Interest Group (CMIG) at ALA Annual Chicago

Date:  Saturday, June 24, 2017

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Location: PALM, the MONROE ROOM

 

The ALCTS CaMMS Catalog Management Interest Group (CMIG) is offering three presentations on the following theme:

 

Preparing for the Transition to the Linked Data Environment:

What is Being Recommended, What is Being Done, and What You Can Do to Include URIs in Your MARC Records

 

Adopting linked data as a replacement for MARC has been a long-term goal for the library community. The library world has been steadily moving toward integrating library catalogs and MARC records into the web (i.e., through linked data), where users are most likely to begin their searches for information. One way to achieve this is through the addition of globally unique identifiers, URIs, to bibliographic and authority records.

 

Progress toward introducing URIs into MARC bibliographic and authority records is rapidly picking up pace. The URI task force sponsored by the PCC is releasing its best practices recommendations report this Spring, vendors are offering services to upgrade records to include URIs, and individual institutions are devising ways to incorporate URIs into their records. Three specialists in this endeavor will speak about the importance of introducing URIs into MARC records and practical ways to achieve this goal for your library community.

 

Presenters:

 

Jackie Shieh, Resource Description Coordinator (George Washington University, and Task Group Chair of the URI task force sponsored by the PCC.

 

She will share and highlight the PCC Task Group’s most recent efforts and discussion papers on URIs in MARC. The task Group was charged to investigate feasibility of globally unique identifiers in the form of HTTP URIs in existing library system to prepare MARC data transitioning to a linked data environment. It began its work in October 2015, and over the last twenty months has submitted two discussion papers to the MARC Advisory Committee (MAC), which were accepted as proposals in 2016. At the annual in Chicago, the Task Group will submit two more papers to MARC.

 

Nate Cothran, PMP, Vice President, Automation Services, Backstage Library Works

 

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. To date, Backstage has worked with and on behalf of libraries with respect to enriching bibliographic and authority records with URIs. We have learned, we have revised, and we have struggled in certain areas. We would like to share lessons learned as a vendor and some next steps to consider.

 

Jack Ammerman, Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Open Access at Boston University

 

Boston University Libraries joined the LibHub project organized by Zepheira in February 2016 to explore publishing the Libraries' bibliographic records in linked data format to a web site indexed by Internet search engines like Google and Bing. BU developed a process for enhancing the bibliographic records with URIs from multiple authority sources including the Getty thesauri, Wikidata, Wikipedia, encyclopedias, and VIAF. Jack Ammerman will describe that project, the impact on referral traffic to the Libraries' discovery system (Primo), and current efforts to become consumers of their own linked data in the Primo user interface and other web sites.

 

The (CMIG) provides a forum for libraries that wish to discuss the various issues involved in cataloging, classification, authority control and metadata application after the initial cataloging has been performed, including its impact on discovery. It provides a forum for exchanging information and discussing techniques, new developments, and problems with managing the data integrity of library catalogs and related discovery tools.

 

Kimberly Edwards, Co-Chair, 2016-2017

kedwar13@gmu.edu

Andrew Sulavik, Co-Chair, 2016-2017

Andrew.sulavik@howard.edu

Amber Seely, Co-Vice Chair, 2016-2017

amber.seely@hcpl.net

Victoria Troemel, Co-Vice Chair, 2016-2017

victoria.troemel@gmail.com

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Instruction Section Archive

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by Erin Rinto on Thu, May 11, 2017 at 05:04 pm

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Conference Accessibility Task Force

Discussion CATF Call 14 Minutes

by Lily Sacharow on Thu, May 11, 2017 at 03:52 pm

Attached here are minutes from today's conference call, 5/11 at 11am ET. 

Most of this call was spent reviewing the draft of compiled recommendations. If you are able, we are having another call this Sunday, 5/14, at 3pm ET to finish going through the draft. 

If you are unable to make this Sunday meeting and would like to provide feedback on the first draft, please email your suggestions to Lily or comment in the Connect forum where the draft is posted.

Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Community Services Librarian (Full-Time), Suffolk Public Library (apply by May 29)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, May 11, 2017 at 03:23 pm

Community Services Librarian
http://www.suffolkpubliclibrary.com/about/careers/

Our libraries are more than what is inside their four walls.
Our staff do more than just check out books.

Community Services Librarian
http://www.suffolkpubliclibrary.com/about/careers/

Our libraries are more than what is inside their four walls.
Our staff do more than just check out books.

We believe in connecting individuals and groups to information, ideas and
experiences in any way possible, and we are looking for an innovative librarian to
help strengthen our ability to take our services and programming beyond our walls
and to new audiences. We don’t want barriers between our patrons and our
resources; your job will be to help knock those barriers down as a Community
Services Librarian.

We are a library committed to community engagement in our city that spans 430 square miles
in SE Virginia. As one of ten libraries selected to participate in the Libraries Transforming
Communities initiative through the American Library Association, we have solidifed our
commitment to meeting people where they are, engaging in real conversations with our
community, and being a

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