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Media Resources Discussion Group (ACRL)

Discussion MRDG Topic for Chicago 2017

by Steven Milewski on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 12:26 pm

Hello MRDG members,

If you have any ideas of topics you like to have for our discussion groups meeting at ALA Annual 2017 in Chicago please let me know by Wedensay, March 22 let me know   Our meeting will be from 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM on Sunday, June 25.  Room is still to be determined.

Right now I'm considerting:

Discussion on how people are advertising or getting the word out about their streaming video collections both to instructors and librarians.

 

 

Steven

Media Resources Discussion Group (ACRL)

Discussion ACRL Guidelines for Media Resources Revision

by Steven Milewski on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 12:25 pm

  ACRL Board of Directors approved the Task Force to revise the Guidelines for Media Resources for Academic Libraries in Higher Education.  Attached please find the call for volunteers, available from
http://www.acrl.ala.org/acrlinsider/archives/13442
 
Thanks a lot!
 
---
Amanda Xu
Metadata Analyst Librarian
Cataloging and Metadata Department
5020-12 Lib
University of Iowa Libraries
100 Main Library (LIB)
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420
 

  ACRL Board of Directors approved the Task Force to revise the Guidelines for Media Resources for Academic Libraries in Higher Education.  Attached please find the call for volunteers, available from
http://www.acrl.ala.org/acrlinsider/archives/13442
 
Thanks a lot!
 
---
Amanda Xu
Metadata Analyst Librarian
Cataloging and Metadata Department
5020-12 Lib
University of Iowa Libraries
100 Main Library (LIB)
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420
 
319-335-5075 (voice)
amanda-xu@uiowa.edu (email)
 

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Call for Proposals: The Evolution of Affordable Content Efforts in the Higher Education Environment: Programs, Case Studies, and Examples

by Twanna Hodge on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 12:23 pm

Proposal Deadline: June 16, 2017. 

Upcoming, openly licensed University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing title (2017) available as a digital publication using Pressbooks (and possibly as a print on demand title)

Edited by Kristi Jensen (kjensen@umn.edu) and Shane Nackerud (snackeru@umn.edu), University of Minnesota

Notification of Selected Authors/Chapters: June 30, 2017

Chapter Deadline: November 27, 2017

Proposal Deadline: June 16, 2017. 

Upcoming, openly licensed University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing title (2017) available as a digital publication using Pressbooks (and possibly as a print on demand title)

Edited by Kristi Jensen (kjensen@umn.edu) and Shane Nackerud (snackeru@umn.edu), University of Minnesota

Notification of Selected Authors/Chapters: June 30, 2017

Chapter Deadline: November 27, 2017

While the movement to utilize open educational resources in a wide range of educational environments began over two decades ago, there has been a surge in interest in both OER and other affordable course content options in the last several years. Much of the recent interest has been tied to strategic initiatives to make higher education more affordable and to improve teaching and learning.

A great deal has been published on open educational resources and open textbooks in higher education. While open textbooks and OER are exciting options, focusing only on OER or open textbooks often excludes many new efforts that present a wide array of affordable content options - options that have broader reach given the lack of quality, open resources available in many subject areas.

The Evolution of Affordable Content Efforts in the Higher Education Environment: Programs, Case Studies, and Examples, will allow authors from across institutions to provide their blueprint(s) for creating successful affordable content programming.

Chapter Ideas:
We are looking for chapters in the following areas but welcome your additional suggestions for review:

Bookstore models - rentals, all purchase ebook models
Faculty experiences - collaboration, impact on teaching, impact on students, why a move to affordable content
Student feedback and experiences
Library licensed multi-use ebook models
Hybrid content models - Library Licensed, OER, public domain, Fair Use, etc.
OER only models
Purchase models, for example, student fees pay for texts and they “check them out” for the semester
University wide collaboration models focused on OER and/or affordable content
Inter-institutional collaboration models focused on OER and/or affordable content
Incentive grants to utilize or create OER and/or affordable content
Publishing efforts
Replicating traditional publishing to create open content
New views of what textbook is broadly or for certain disciplines
Developing new models of peer review
Creating assessments and other supplemental materials
Education, workshops, culture change
Responses to legislative dictates

All chapters might include details about:
Partnerships
Scalability and sustainability
Barriers and successes
Pros and cons of approaches or methods
Measures of success and assessment efforts
And lessons learned

Proposal Format:

Proposed chapter title
300-500 word chapter description
Author(s) name, professional title, & contact information
Short 100 word bio for author(s)

Submission Process:
Authors interested in submitting chapters should complete the proposal form
on or before June 16, 2017.

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ACRL Division-level Committee Leaders

File ACRL-Leader-Orientation-Links-2017-rev

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 12:05 pm

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LLAMA Assessment Section Resources Committee

Online Doc Approved minutes, Resources Committee Meeting 2016.12.08

by John Wiggins on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 09:19 am

:05 1. Roll call

  • Helen Look (co-chair), Jeff Belliston (recorder), John Wiggins (chair), Nancy Colyar, Steve Borrelli, Terry Taylor, Wenli Gao
  • Rachael Elrod has stepped down since our last meeting.
  • Diane Porterfield and Rich Paustenbaugh could not attend this meeting and indicated so in advance.

 

:10 2. Review/revise/approve minutes from previous meeting:

:05 1. Roll call

  • Helen Look (co-chair), Jeff Belliston (recorder), John Wiggins (chair), Nancy Colyar, Steve Borrelli, Terry Taylor, Wenli Gao
  • Rachael Elrod has stepped down since our last meeting.
  • Diane Porterfield and Rich Paustenbaugh could not attend this meeting and indicated so in advance.

 

:10 2. Review/revise/approve minutes from previous meeting:

Approved minutes, Resources Committee Meeting 2016.11.10 (requires login to ALA Connect)

  • Approved in revised format and made public by John with slight revisions in institution designations of a few current members.

 

:15 3. Committee housekeeping

  • ALA MW meeting still a possibility (ultimately finalized as a data working group to offer prioritized suggestions to full committee at Jan 26 meeting)
  • John wants to make sure that we can make progress. Hopes to be able to do with one hour meetings but we should keep in mind that we may need to extend meetings.

 

:25 4. LLAMA Changes--Special ballot. Changes for LLAMA before special ballot/voting period.  Please consult site shared below to prepare. (info repeated from October meeting)

  • Initiative is likely to pass. Today is the closing date.

4.1 http://connect.ala.org/node/260148 to access the ballot

4.1.1 Was delivered as an email update from ALA Connect with a link to a poll

 

:30 5. Updates on deliverables from previous meeting 

5.1 Assessment Section survey (officially closed 11/30/2016)- Survey was launched at the Library Assessment Conference in print and online at http://tinyurl.com/2016assess (recent summary of responses shared via email)

Summary of results shared via email on Saturday 12/3/2016 (104 total responses, etc.)

Discussion:

  • Nancy learned from reviewing the question about "What have you learned?" that there are a number of tools she was not aware of. Those provide some possibilities.
  • Jeff saw many mentions of Tableau and data visualization.
  • Wenli suggested coding the responses. Doesn't know how long this will take. She offered (and was readily accepted) to do some initial text mining question by question. John offered to re-output the data if that would be helpful. She will do this at least a week before our next formal meeting. If sooner that would be wonderful.
  • We may want to do some text mining by the demographics (academic versus public, etc.)
  • John requested that Wenli run the text miner on Q8 about the groups and committees that people are part of.
    • Nancy suggested that we could address some of this in even an hour meeting at ALA MW.
    • The results don't line up naturally with how the Assessment Section has divided itself.
    • John hasn't shared these beyond us since Anne Moore wants to review them more carefully before doing so and she hasn't been able to yet.
    • John asked that Jeff give him a heads up after Jeff's had a chance to thoroughly review the data regarding any personally identifiable information that needs to be redacted.
      • John highlighted for us some responses that he saw as particularly relevant or potentially related to the committee's charge:
      • John expressed disappointment that some people who listed expertise in Q3 but did not give their name. Others said they don't have any expertise. We will need to go beyond what's here to our networks to identify good people. The idea of sharing (and associated time commitments) may have scared some people off.
      • How do we see ourselves moving from these responses to action that we might take with regard to programming?
      • Qs 1 and 2 will be the most fertile for programming
      • Q3 may give ideas for presenters
      • Q4 might give us sense of audience
      • Q8 would provide ideas about partnering
        • We will look further at these during an optional F2F meeting (for those who can attend) at ALA MW in Atlanta to prep for our (official) teleconference meeting on Jan 26.

 

5.2 Library Assessment Conference

The conference program is now openly accessible at http://libraryassessment.org/schedule/index.shtml.

DELIVERABLE: Steve Borrelli, Helen Look, Terry Taylor, Wenli Gao and John Wiggins were asked to report on trends we might see at the Library Assessment Conference at the end of October.

We can also report on the LLAMA Assessment Section affinity group meeting, which offered some input into near-future directions of the section (and discussion was based on two of our survey questions, in part). We didn't get to this last meeting.

  • Steve felt like about 20% of the sessions either used Tableau or were talking about Tableau. There were also a lot of sessions on sharing the results from assessments and culture of assessment.
  • There are differences of opinion about the value of Tableau.
  • It has a steep learning curve.
  • It also has a steep price.
  • Dashboards are of great interest.
  • There is some danger in focusing on a single software product.
    • Terry felt like there is a wealth of approaches being used for assessment. She mentioned "appreciative inquiry" in particular. This method helps people focus on what's going right and building on that helps people move forward.
    • Text mining of chat reference to isolate complaints about noise to potentially identify solutions. This seemed an interesting idea--mining chat questions for assessment/improvement purposes.
    • Looking at the schedule will indicate that many sessions have slides that you can refer to.
    • Communal notes also exist for various sessions. These are generally available through the session abstracts on the conference site.
    • Helen reported that it was not clear to some individuals who could attend the LLAMA Assessment Section affinity group. She is aware of some who were not members of LLAMA who wondered if they could go. We should be aware of this if we try to have an affinity session in the future LACs.

 

We don't seem to yet be at the point where we're ready to talk about programming ideas. We ended the meeting early as a result. The following agenda items are postponed to a future date:

5.3 Scope of Assessment Programming/Discussions within ALA and potential partners

DELIVERABLE - 1: If Nancy is ready at this meeting--explore within ALA which groups are working on collections use and how, to get us started on subsequent deliverable below--

DELIVERABLE - 2: follow up to deliverable # 1 above: (group) research project for perhaps the full year--small group researches list of other ALA divisional/sectional committees tasked with assessment program and/or suggests next steps regarding how we can find others/learn more about these committees as potential partners and overlapping audiences.

5.3.1 Possible partner for programming/marketing: ALCTS Collection Assessment IG--more of a programming group, not as much a committee/not really having meetings, that arranges for presentations.

5.4 PENDING OFFER OF potential resourcing for ResComm projects: Nancy and John interested in assessment of discovery tools and web sites

5.5 PENDING POSSIBILITY for ResComm programming: Helen, Terry, and Nancy have presented on micro assessments/guerilla assessments and might develop something if there’s interest.

 

6. Brainstorm results for activities to support committee charge

6.1 Summary of general ideas:

In general, save the time of our colleagues.

Be engaged outside of LLAMA.

How do we measure our impact, that it's important to people.

6.2 General support for gathering more ideas

Survey Assessment section elist

Identify problems committee members hope to address or our general interests. 

Evaluate and select activities wanting to launch.

What time frame should we be working from?  

6.3. Opt-in: creating small working groups around ideas that engage committee members.

 

Next meeting: Thursday January 26 at 9am MT / 10am CT / 11am ET

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LLAMA Assessment Section Resources Committee

Online Doc Approved minutes, Resource Committee Meeting 2017.02.23

by John Wiggins on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 09:18 am

1. Roll call – John, Helen, Wenli, Nancy, Terry, Rich, Diane. Steve & Jeff couldn’t attend

2. Minutes from previous meeting: Approved

3. Committee housekeeping

    Upcoming meetings

    ACRL meeting in March—Terry, Wenli, and Helen plan to attend ACRL. Rich hoping to attend. Jeff, Nancy, and John are available for our regular meeting.  Diane possibly unavailable. Steve is unavailable.

John will be sending out a doodle poll for availability on March 9th (probably 11am).

 4. LLAMA/reorganization update

1. Roll call – John, Helen, Wenli, Nancy, Terry, Rich, Diane. Steve & Jeff couldn’t attend

2. Minutes from previous meeting: Approved

3. Committee housekeeping

    Upcoming meetings

    ACRL meeting in March—Terry, Wenli, and Helen plan to attend ACRL. Rich hoping to attend. Jeff, Nancy, and John are available for our regular meeting.  Diane possibly unavailable. Steve is unavailable.

John will be sending out a doodle poll for availability on March 9th (probably 11am).

 4. LLAMA/reorganization update

Won’t need to specify a community of practice when you join. Sections will become Community of Practices. With our group, assessment, we already did a reorganization – working toward being more inclusive, more open – we will need to continue doing the work that we do.

There will be more info from Ann & Consuela to create new roles – such as project manager. Will also coming up with high level goals so the different groups can work toward those goals for the next 2-3 years.

 People with 2 year appointments will continue, people that had 1 year or that end this year can choose to continue on or join another committee or there will be opportunities to join specific projects.

The LLAMA board (or someone) is working on a process to create a project proposal form for uniformity.

 Committees vs. Community of Practice. Assessment section becomes Assessment community of practice and under that groups (as opposed to being called committee).

 Llama has 2 staff positions. Possibly creating another position to track what is happening in the community of practice, that person possibly becoming the Chair after a year since they’ll know everything that is going on.

Suggestion (at midwinter) was that there should be a webinar or guide on the best way to participate in a community of practice.

There will be variations on how people can engage.

 5. Program ideas or possible approaches to developing programs

We have some data that we gathered on assessment. Some good general guidance but not a lot specifically on resources.

Suggestions for other programs:

5c is working with ALCTS – what to do with collections in today’s [budgetary] environment/ what to do when your resources for collections change / how to change collections based on data-driven decisions.

    • Possible presenters:
      • Terry & Helen but both busy
      • Rich will try to do a search on who has written in the public library arena – we do well finding people in the academic arena but should try to bring in people with public library ties.
      • Other suggestions to identify presenters
        • PLA – projectoutcome.org  
        • John, current President of LLAMA – Colorado State Library did assessment conference
    • Contact with ALCTS will be Wenlie. We’ll reach out now to share the idea of working with them – they can share their timeline and degree of interest.

 We may have passed the ALA annual programming deadline. John will check and we’ll still develop the idea.

 Dashboards (6.1.1)

    • There were people identified in our surveys that can help with that.
    • Programming ideas
      • What Dashboards can’t do. What are they for/what are they not for?
      • What are the workarounds when your platform (Sharepoint) doesn’t work with dashboards well.
      • Examples of different dashboards – what people choose to display and why.
        • As a Poster session, maybe in a virtual manner for those who can’t go to ALA or midwinter.
        • Hybrid - where collect beforehand and then do a lightning round talk where people are available after for questions. 
      • Failed projects – best of or worst of -- If collect from others and generalize. What you wouldn’t do again.
    • Will continue to explore ideas of dashboard programming

 

[5C--Possible partner identified for programming/marketing: ALCTS Collection Assessment IG--more of a programming group, not as much a committee/not really having meetings, that arranges for presentations.  Helen participates in that IG.]

 

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ACRL EBSS Instruction for Educators Committee (Educational and Behavioral Sciences Section)

Online Doc EBSS Instruction for Educators Committee VIrtual Meeting Agenda

by Samantha Godbey on Wed, May 24, 2017 at 06:11 pm

EBSS Instruction for Educators Committee, Virtual Annual Meeting 2017 

Date/Time:  Thursday, June 15, 2017, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST

EBSS Instruction for Educators Committee, Virtual Annual Meeting 2017 

Date/Time:  Thursday, June 15, 2017, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST

Meeting via Google Hangouts: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/unlv.edu/ebss-ife
 
Agenda

1. Greetings

2. Lesson Plan Project Update
- Committee member progress updates re: project  
- Decide on format/venue for sharing our work, next steps
 

3. Further questions or suggestions

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ALA Technology Training Videos

Discussion List of How To Videos for New Connect

by Pamela Akins (staff) on Wed, May 24, 2017 at 02:38 pm

Below is a working list of links to short videos (1-2 minutes) of how-to for basic tasks in the New ALA Connect.

All Users

Welcome and Intro (2 min 7 sec)

Find Members Like You  (1 min 25 sec)

Search Content (1 min 15 sec)

Anatomy of a Group (1 min 35 sec)

Anatomy of a Discussion (1 min 2 sec)

Below is a working list of links to short videos (1-2 minutes) of how-to for basic tasks in the New ALA Connect.

All Users

Welcome and Intro (2 min 7 sec)

Find Members Like You  (1 min 25 sec)

Search Content (1 min 15 sec)

Anatomy of a Group (1 min 35 sec)

Anatomy of a Discussion (1 min 2 sec)

Explore Your Profile (2 min 22 sec)

Manage Email Notifications (1 min 47 sec)

Manage Opt-Outs by Community (1 min 7 sec)

Change Password (1 min 3 sec)

Update Address/Demographics (1 min 28 sec)

Add a File to a Repository (Public) (1 min 19 sec)

Add a File to a Private Group (1 min 12 sec)

 

For Community Administrators

Overview of what you can do for your Community

Post Public Content

Moderate Group Posts

Add Announcements to the Group

Add Events

Run Reports

Add Polls

Add HTML section links for:

  scheduled group Chat in Adobe Connect

  group Google Docs

 

For Governance Staff Users

Manage the Council Documents

Manage the Committee on Committees

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Call for Chapter Proposals: Transforming Libraries to Serve Graduate Students

by Twanna Hodge on Wed, May 24, 2017 at 02:36 pm

Proposal deadline is June 15, 2017. 

CFP URL: http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/gradlibbook/

Book’s Working Title
Transforming Libraries to Serve Graduate Students

Edited by Crystal Renfro & Cheryl Stiles, Kennesaw State University

Intended Publisher: ABC/CLIO: Libraries Unlimited

 

Proposal deadline is June 15, 2017. 

CFP URL: http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/gradlibbook/

Book’s Working Title
Transforming Libraries to Serve Graduate Students

Edited by Crystal Renfro & Cheryl Stiles, Kennesaw State University

Intended Publisher: ABC/CLIO: Libraries Unlimited

 


Overview of Book

 
Graduate Students are critical stakeholders for academic libraries, and as libraries continue to reinvent themselves to remain relevant, spaces, services and instruction targeted specifically for the needs of the graduate student community are critical.
We have created a tentative table of contents for this book and invite proposals on any of the topics listed below, or on a graduate student focused topic of your choice. Completed Chapters are expected to be between 2,000 – 5,000 words.

Proposed Table of Contents

 
Section 1: One Size Does Not Fit All

  • How Graduate Students differ from undergraduates and faculty: A literature review
  • Serving Online (Hybrid) Students
  • Serving Online-only Students
  • Serving the PhD
  • Serving STEM Graduate Students
  • Serving International Graduate Students
  • Serving the Professional Graduate Student (could be more than one chapter, each focused on different types of Professional Programs which are very distinct)
  • Serving the multiple roles of graduate students (GRA; Student; Teaching Assistant, etc.)

Section 2: Structures: Organizational; Technical; Spatial

  • Different library organizational structures to support graduate students
  • Technical needs of graduate students
  • Spaces for graduate students
  • Consultation models for serving graduate students

Section 3: Traditional Librarian Functions meet Graduate Students’ needs

  • ILL and serving Graduate Students
  • Workshops for Graduate Students
  • Information literacy and graduate students or ACRL Framework applied to graduate student interactions
  • Data and Graduate students
  • Digital Thesis & Capstone Processes
  • Productivity Tools for Graduate Students and/or Citation Managers
  • The Academic Research Cycle

Section 4: Partnerships

  • Collaboration with other university units
  • Collaboration with graduate associations and clubs
  • Collaboration with vendors
  • Collaboration with Professional Organizations

Proposal Guidelines

 
Length of Proposal: 200-400 word abstract of proposed chapter (please include chapter title). Final Chapter will be between 2,000-5,000 words.
Author(s): Name(s), Institution(s), job title(s), Short 2 sentence bio listing how the author(s) is/are involved with graduate students.

Important Dates: 

  • Proposal due: June 15, 2017
  • Authors notified: June 30, 2017
  • Full Chapters Due: September 30, 2017
  • Edited Chapters Returned: November 30, 2017
  • Final Revised Chapters due: January 1, 2018

 
Please contact Crystal Refro at crenfro1@kennesaw.edu with any questions regarding your proposal or the submission system.

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RUSA Executive Committee (Reference and User Services Association)

Discussion Agenda RUSA Executive Committee, 5-25-17

by Alesia McManus on Wed, May 24, 2017 at 01:57 pm

RUSA Executive Committee Agenda

May 25, 2017, Thursday

12:00pm PT / 1:00pm MT/ 2:00pm CT / 3:00pm ET

1. Agenda Changes/Approval, Announcements – MCMANUS

2. Approval of Executive Committee minutes for April 20, 2017 (attached)

3. President’s Update – MCMANUS (attached)

4. Vice-President’s Update – LE BEAU (attached)

6. New Business:

a. RUSA membership dues increase - Board motion from B&F Committee (attached) - LE BEAU

RUSA Executive Committee Agenda

May 25, 2017, Thursday

12:00pm PT / 1:00pm MT/ 2:00pm CT / 3:00pm ET

1. Agenda Changes/Approval, Announcements – MCMANUS

2. Approval of Executive Committee minutes for April 20, 2017 (attached)

3. President’s Update – MCMANUS (attached)

4. Vice-President’s Update – LE BEAU (attached)

6. New Business:

a. RUSA membership dues increase - Board motion from B&F Committee (attached) - LE BEAU

b. RUSA recommendations for division-restructuring - recommendation 5 &6  (see attached documents) GERMAN/ALL  Outcome: Motion for June Board meeting

c. Discuss how to share and solicit comments for the final draft of the Professional Competencies (attached) - MCMANUS

d. Develop agenda for RUSA Board meeting on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - MCMANUS

7. Agenda items for next Executive Committee Meeting Friday, June 23, 1:30-3:30 pm: TBD - MCMANUS

8. Adjournment

5-24-17

 

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