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Online Doc Project Outcome webinar notes - Working with Partners: How to Plan for Collaborative Outcome Measurement

by Amanda Bressler on Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 11:02 pm

I attended a PLA Project Outcome webinar called Working with Partners: How to Plan for Collaborative Outcome Measurement. I've shared the notes in the attached file. It appears that anyone can access the webinar recording here:

http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning/webinars/ondemand/workingwithpartners

I attended a PLA Project Outcome webinar called Working with Partners: How to Plan for Collaborative Outcome Measurement. I've shared the notes in the attached file. It appears that anyone can access the webinar recording here:

http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning/webinars/ondemand/workingwithpartners

I found the first 25 minutes the most helpful. They broke down planning into a clear and practical partnership planning checklist and used a summer reading example to demonstrate the steps in the checklist.

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ALA Council

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by Lois Ann Gregory-Wood (staff) on Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 10:26 pm

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ALA Council

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ALA Council

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AASL SPVS (Supervisors Section)

Discussion ALAMW18 SPVS Meeting Minutes

by Erin Downey on Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 03:17 pm

AASL-SPVS 2018 Midwinter Meeting

Saturday, February 10, 12:00pm -- 2:30pm

Hilton Denver City Center, Nat Hill Room

 

Attending:

Stephanie Ham (president), Mary Keeling, Lori Donovan (past president), Maria Petropulos, Monica Treptow, Rachel Altobelli, Sarah Searles (Representative to AASL Board), Erin Downey (secretary), Dana Kerrigan, Melissa Iamonico, Pam Berger

 

AASL-SPVS 2018 Midwinter Meeting

Saturday, February 10, 12:00pm -- 2:30pm

Hilton Denver City Center, Nat Hill Room

 

Attending:

Stephanie Ham (president), Mary Keeling, Lori Donovan (past president), Maria Petropulos, Monica Treptow, Rachel Altobelli, Sarah Searles (Representative to AASL Board), Erin Downey (secretary), Dana Kerrigan, Melissa Iamonico, Pam Berger

 

  1. Introductions

  2. 2017 Annual Meeting Minutes: Moved by Lori Donovan, Mary Keeling seconded, unanimous vote to approve.

  3. Review of section activities since 2017 Annual Meeting

    1. AASL National Presentations

      1. Advocacy Begins with Each of Us: Resources and Strategies to Foster Administrator and School Librarian Partnerships - Priscille Dando, Fairfax County Public Schools; Deborah Levitov, Libraries Unlimited; Michelle Folk; Audrey Church, Longwood University

      2. All History is Local: Making History Matter through Primary Sources - Cassandra Barnett, Arkansas. Department of Education

      3. Beyond Identifying Fake News: Providing Effective Media Literacy PD to Librarians, Teachers, and Parents - Erin Downey; Susan Grigsby, Elkins Pointe Middle School; Suzanna Panter

      4. Someone Should Do Something, and I'm Someone: Empowering Leaders to Empower Learners - Sarah Searles, Knox County Schools; Stephanie Ham

      5. Using Student Generated Questions to Shift Inquiry Practices Beyond the Horizon - Lori Donovan, Chesterfield County Public Schools; Lynne Bland, Chesterfield County Public Schools

      6. Untitled Leadership for the Unauthorized Revolution - Erin Downey, Boise School District

 

Questions for 2019 AASL Conference:

Do we need to campaign for better time slots?

Can we have a dedicated session for SPVS section?


Standards Implementation Task Force- Mary Keeling

News You Can Use session at ALAMW18--first exposure for many librarians

Recognize that the “newness” of standards will persist for several years.

Suggested Action Items for implementation in our districts:

  • Review implementation toolbox now and often.

  • Utilize discussion board on standards.aasl.org.

  • Find webinar archives, especially Ellen McNair/Jeannie Phillips Using the Standards to Further Your Instructional Leadership (these are freely accessible through May)

Ongoing Implementation committee working to crosswalk standards, likely examining scope/sequence processes.

 

Board Action Item: Stephanie will draft a request to recommend free and open access to webinar archives on Standards site indefinitely, at least to AASL members.

 

Sarah Searles, AASL Board Report

  • Announcement: Advocacy & Legislative conference calls as they currently exist are being repurposed to quarterly webinars. First one is March 1, 6pm.

  • Libraries Ready to Code initiative completed Phase I, white paper available. Phase II just completed with 6 participants, expect white paper prior to Annual. Phase III is a call for grants ending in October.

  • Peter Hepburn, ALA presidential candidate, introduction

  • Carl Harvey--budget analysis & review committee (BARC), checks and balances member budget review process

  • Karen Downing from ALA Exec Board--our people need to contact ACRL to talk about how students arrive in their libraries

    • Planning And Budget Assembly Meeting, 2pm Sunday

    • Council II meeting 10am Monday

  • ALA Committee on Legislation--expect another rocky year for IMLS; See ala.org/fundlibraries for “Dear Appropriator” letters and whether your legislator has signed

  • Task Force for ESSA Implementation term is extending

  • Copyright/Permissions issues for rolling out standards and presenting them to staff--watch for statement coming up on intellectual property stewardship

  • Voted to establish task force to look at OER and AASL’s role in Go Open movement

  • Voted in support of Practice Committee recommendations to create a task force to research positions that have been cut or underreported.

  • Board encouraged to comment on Knowledge Quest blog posts--makes it a community-building opportunity, not just content-producing

  • If you work with local university partners, AASL started in December a program where if our standards are used as a textbook, students will receive AASL membership for free

  • 2018 SPVS Candidates for AASL positions--Mary Keeling, President-Elect; Rachel Altobelli, Region 6 Director; Sedley Abercrombie, SPVS Chair-Elect; Susan Gauthier, SPVS Chair-Elect; Maria Petropulos, Region 7 Director

 

Sylvia Norton

ALA Board Updates: ALA currently reevaluating structure, communications, revenue streams, employment, office locations

 

Communication and Membership:

  • Where is Connect going? Would a listserv serve us better and connect more people? How do we coach people to do this?

  • Stephanie will get SPVS membership group info from Allison.

  • Remind users about Facebook group.

  • Could we do a welcome email with some of these resources?

  • Why is there a disconnect between people who want volunteers and people who want to volunteer? Why aren’t they finding one another?

 

AASL Guests: Kathryn Lewis, Steven Yates

Invite: AASL Connection, March 1, 7pm EST. Advocacy and Legislative Action conference calls restructuring. Expected to happen quarterly. Submit section update to Steven. Jim Neil will be heading up conversation of advocacy ecosystem.

 

Suggestion from Stephanie: Carve out time for supervisors’ meeting/collaboration at AASL conference?

 

Audrey suggests taking the same track as educators of school librarians section to secure set preconference time for research and session time for SPVS.

 

What is the process for making this space at AASL? Create proposal and send to Exec Board. Sarah Searles has the contact details.

 

Erin wants an Advocacy Bootcamp preconference at AASL for supervisors.

 

Want to volunteer? Best time to complete Get Involved form: Oct-January are the best time to fill out to get appointed for projects. Even if you want to say “Hey, we need a supervisor on X committee.” http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/emf/aasl/getinvolved

 

ALA Annual New Orleans

Schedule not live until April; no word on whether SPVS members have been accepted

 

AASL Standards

Discussion meeting this morning examined what standards implementation is starting to look like. Many are not sure how standards are going to wind up informing in-building practices.

We paid a lot of attention to how the areas of the standards intersect significant concerns in buildings and districts, and what programs/interventions already exist.

 

Also seen as a good groundwork for teacher and program evaluation, or explaining the role of the school library in teaching and learning.

 

Something we keep returning to is “This is nothing new.” It’s something we regularly do, just a lens that we can apply to existing initiatives.

 

Maria did an excellent job describing how the 6 shared foundations integrate with the inquiry-based model in their district.

 

Next Steps:

  • Erin will investigate Lunch and Learn through Google Hangouts and schedule a trial or two.

  • Stephanie will get a list of all group members and let them know how to use Connect.

  • Stephanie will draft a request to recommend free and open access to webinar archives on Standards site indefinitely, at least to AASL members.

  • Stephanie will follow up on how to get specific times for SPVS section at AASL conference.

 

Movement to adjourn at 2:14pm  by Stephanie Ham. Seconded by Rachel Altobelli.

 

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IFC Privacy Subcommittee (Intellectual Freedom Committee)

Online Doc IFC Privacy Subcommittee Meeting - New Document for Review - Net Neutrality

by Deborah Caldwell-Stone (staff) on Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 01:40 pm

The IFC has drafted a statement on net neutrality that emphasizes intellectual freedom. The IFC is asking other committees to review and make suggestions. We’ve added it to the Privacy Subcommittee's agenda for discussion at tomorrow’s meeting.

ACRL Budget & Finance Committee

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by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 12:30 pm

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Linked Library Data Interest Group (LITA / ALCTS)

Discussion Presentation Slides Available - Linked Library Data Interest Group Session - ALA Midwinter 2018

by Anne Washington on Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 12:28 pm

LITA/ALCTS Linked Library Data Interest Group Meeting at ALA Midwinter in Denver, CO

 

Time: Saturday, February 10, 2018 8:30-10:00 AM

Location: Colorado Convention Center, Rm 705/707

Session Name: “I Know Very Well How I Got My Name”: Linked Data Authority Projects

 

LITA/ALCTS Linked Library Data Interest Group Meeting at ALA Midwinter in Denver, CO

 

Time: Saturday, February 10, 2018 8:30-10:00 AM

Location: Colorado Convention Center, Rm 705/707

Session Name: “I Know Very Well How I Got My Name”: Linked Data Authority Projects

 

Thank you to our speakers for three exciting presentations on linked data name authority projects

Slides available via links here:

What works and what doesn’t? Name Reconciliation Work and Management of Digitized Special Collections

As libraries transform and publish their data as linked open data, they face a number of challenges. Included among these challenges are two key questions: How can we recognize and reconcile named entities already described in established linked open data sources, and how can we best manage unique names often found in local special collections’ data, but not found elsewhere? Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Linked Open Data (LOD) for Digitized Special Collections project at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library has provided an opportunity to address these two questions through lessons learned from three of the University Library’s digitized special collections, two image-based theater collections, and a TEI-encoded text collection. This presentation illustrates how the project has combined manual and automatic reconciliation processes to improve the matching results, and an approach to creating and publishing local name authority files in an LOD format.

Speaker:

Myung-Ja (“MJ”) K. Han is a Metadata Librarian and Associate Professor of Library Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on interoperability of metadata, metadata modeling, bibliographic control in the digital library environment, and the use of Linked Open Data in library service architectures and implementations.

 

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Western Name Authority File: Linking People and Corporate Bodies

The Western Name Authority File (WNAF) project was funded by an IMLS planning grant in early 2016 to explore and pilot a system for developing a collaborative, regional authority file for personal names and corporate bodies from digital collection metadata. We presented the background and issues to be explored at the Linked Library Data Interest Group at ALA Annual 2016, and now as we near the end of the two year grant, we will provide an update on the data model we've chosen for our vocabulary, what we've done to collect and reconcile names from a variety of partner institutions, and the emerging vocabulary workflows that we're in the process of developing in order to make the WNAF available as linked open data.

Speakers:

Anna Neatrour is the Digital Initiatives Librarian at the University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library. She previously was a metadata librarian at the Marriott Library and at the Mountain West Digital Library. She received her MLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Jeremy Myntti is Head of Digital Library Services at the University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library. This position allows him the opportunity to work closely with faculty and staff who are digitizing, creating metadata, and digitally preserving library and partner content. He received his MLIS from the University of Alabama.

 

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Introducing Cedar: A Linked Data Authority Service at the University of Houston Libraries

In 2016, as part of the development of a new digital access and preservation ecosystem, the University of Houston Libraries established Cedar, a local linked data thesaurus. Using SKOS, Cedar includes terms for subjects, individual and organization names, place names, and time periods found in the Libraries’ digital library and electronic theses and dissertations (ETD) collection from the UH institutional repository. While Cedar includes terms from national authority files, it also accommodates locally created terms with emphasis on personal, organization, and place names. Over the last two years, the metadata unit has deployed the software and developed strategies and workflows for term entry and use in our digital production workflows. Additionally, we collaborated with our cataloging unit to leverage this system to perform authority control in traditional MARC cataloging for ETDs in a more efficient way. This presentation will outline the development of the tool focusing on the thesaurus design, the workflow of creating local authority records, the use of the application, as well as lessons learned and future directions.

Speakers:

Xiping Liu is a Resource Description Librarian at the University of Houston M.D. Anderson Library. She is responsible for original cataloging library materials in all formats. She received her MLIS from Rutgers University.

Anne Washington is the Metadata Librarian at the University of Houston M.D. Anderson Library. She is responsible for managing metadata creation and maintenance for the University of Houston Digital Library. She received her MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Andrew Weidner is the Metadata Services Coordinator at the University of Houston M.D. Anderson Library where he oversees digitization and metadata for digital collections. He received his MLIS from the University of North Texas.

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ALA Council

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by Lois Ann Gregory-Wood (staff) on Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 12:18 pm

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