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ALCTS FRBR Interest Group

Discussion FRBR IG meeting presentations are posted

by Tami Morse on Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 04:39 pm

Thanks to everyone who attended our IG meeting in DC.  Especially, thank you to Jenn, Yin, and Martha for a terrific program!  In case you couldn't make it, or would like to take another look, their presentations are posted on the conference materials wiki, at

http://presentations.ala.org/index.php?title=Friday%2C_June_25

One more thank you, to Karen Anderson of Backstage Library Works, for volunteering to be our new Vice-Chair/Chair Elect.

ALA Emerging Leaders Interest Group

Online Doc EL IG 2010 Salon Meeting Notes

by Jaime Hammond (non-member) on Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 04:01 pm

Emerging Leaders Summit
2010 ALA Annual Conference
Saturday, June 26 from 2-3:30 pm at WCC 201

 

Welcome and Introductions (Jenny)

  • EL Interest Group Introductions
  • Attendee Introductions

 

Promoting Your Emerging Leaders Project (discussion led by Miranda and Jaime)

Emerging Leaders Summit
2010 ALA Annual Conference
Saturday, June 26 from 2-3:30 pm at WCC 201

 

Welcome and Introductions (Jenny)

  • EL Interest Group Introductions
  • Attendee Introductions

 

Promoting Your Emerging Leaders Project (discussion led by Miranda and Jaime)

  • Noted a difference between promoting EL projects and promoting the work each person did on their respective EL projects
  • Suggestions for promoting EL Projects
    • Press Releases
    • Encourage members of sponsoring groups to participate/use EL products/resources
    • Present updates and final projects at sponsoring member group's meetings (both virtually and in-person)
  • Issues and challenges
    • Some EL projects don't have a real 'product' to promote
    • Institutional memory is challenging for EL groups (materials/resources/data lost between classes)
    • Not having an advocate within the sponsoring group to ensure recommendations are shared and considered
    • Smaller sponsoring groups provide little/no guidance; accountability
    • Projects that are continued by another class of Emerging Leaders easily lose continuity between groups
      • Possible Solution(s):
        • Identify a project group member from the previous EL Class to serve as a facilitator/liaison to new EL Class project group 
        • Sponsoring group responsible for continuation of work on EL projects
        • Contact member(s) of previous year's EL group regarding project continuation 
        • Include contact name(s) (mentors/EL alum) and recommendations for project continuation in final group reports
        • Better documention of group work (archive for future groups who continue on with respective EL projects)

 

Brainstorming Session on How to Form and Sustain an EL Networking Group  (discussion led by Jacquie)

  • Increase networking opportunities for EL cohorts and EL alumni
    • more social activities at national conferences
    • create social events at local/regional conferences
  • Working with Outside Organizations
    • Find ways to engage with outside organizations interested in working with EL and EL alumni
    • Create path for those groups to find/connect with EL
  • ALA Connect not an ideal networking platform; sense of community missing
  • Increase involvement and visibility of EL Facebook group
  • Form an EL Speakers Bureau
  • Create a variety of networking tools:
    • Badge ribbons for ALA conferences
    • EL Twitter hashtag
    • Web apps/badges for blogs, websites, social networks
    • Google map of EL alumni (include name, current employer and location)
    • Google Group (as a networking platform and to incorporate Google Map)
  • Market EL projects
  • Form an EL Roundtable; explore requirements
  • Identify ALA candidates that are current/former ELers; encourage ELers to run for council
  • Include statement/question on ALA volunteer forms: "Are you an Emerging Leader?"
  • Describing EL work on Resume:
    • include in Awards/Honors section
    • include as a 'Current Project"
    • include an expanded definition of EL projects

Attendees:

2007: Jenny Emmanuel

2008: Jacquie Samples, Rebecca Lubi, Patrick Sweeney

2009: Xan Arch, Tracy Stout, Audra Eagle, Michelle McKinney, Miranda Rodriguez, Jaime Hammond

2010: Darcel Jones, Justin Henke, Susan Jennings, Charlene Hsu Gross, Kristin Stout, Rachel Slough, Angela Nolet, Leigh Rifenburg, Ed Garcia

Other: Connie Paul, Peter Bromberg, Angie Oehrli (EL Class?), J. Drusilla Carter (EL Class?)

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Texas Woman's University SLIS

Discussion Accreditation reaffirmed

by Ling Hwey Jeng on Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 02:18 pm

The accreditation for the master's degree programs at Texas Woman's University School of Library and Information Studies has been reaffirmed by the American Library Association Committee on Accreditation on June 28, 2010. Both degree programs have been released from conditional status.  The next comprehensive accreditation review for TWU SLIS MLS and MA in Library Science degree programs will take place in 2017.

ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group

Discussion Cataloging Norms Interest Group - Annual Meeting in DC

by Rebecca Routh on Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 12:45 pm

ALA ALCTS CCS Cataloging Norms Interest Group
Saturday, June 26, 2010, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

 
1. Authority control and the digital repository: what happens to controlled vocabulary once it's outside the ILS?
Karen Miller (Monographic/Digital Projects Cataloger, Northwestern University Library)

[See attached file below for slides]

ALA ALCTS CCS Cataloging Norms Interest Group
Saturday, June 26, 2010, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

 
1. Authority control and the digital repository: what happens to controlled vocabulary once it's outside the ILS?
Karen Miller (Monographic/Digital Projects Cataloger, Northwestern University Library)

[See attached file below for slides]

Most libraries have figured out how to update the ILS with MARC authority changes, but authority control in digital repositories is another story. As catalogers become more integrated into digital projects workflow, they incorporate controlled vocabulary into metadata used outside the ILS and the realm of traditional authority control. Catalogers may be creating MARC records which are repurposed by export from the ILS or they may be creating metadata outside the ILS directly in XML, but drawing on a controlled vocabulary. Controlled vocabulary terms slowly but inevitably become out of synch with the original authority file used to supply them. Preferred terminology changes, people die, and authority files are updated. This presentation will examine the scope of metadata synchronization issues with special focus on authority control and describe efforts underway at NUL to address them.

2. Best Practices for CONTENTdm Users Creating Shareable Metadata
Sheila Bair (Metadata & Cataloging Librarian, Western Michigan University)
Myung-Ja Han (Metadata Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

[See attachment below for slides]

The OCLC CONTENTdm Metadata Working Group consists of thirty-four members representing libraries, archives, and museums. Meeting from August through December of 2009 through bi-weekly telephone conferences, the group discussed issues dealing with mandatory core elements, Dublin Core-to-MARC mapping, and content standards relevant to the use of CONTENTdm and the OCLC Digital Collection Gateway. The group has developed a draft “Best Practices for CONTENTdm Users Creating Shareable Metadata.” The presentation will introduce some of the issues related to migrating metadata from CONTENTdm to WorldCat (from Dublin Core to MARC) using the Gateway and the solutions the group has developed so far.

3. Discovery Layer or Monster Mash?

Marliese Thomas (Database Enhancement Librarian, Auburn University Libraries)

Discovery solutions have recently allowed us to search more and search more differently than ever before. However, when Auburn University began working with VuFind, and later EBSCO Discovery Service, we "discovered" exactly how important metadata placement and consistency can be. See how we have identified these trouble areas and how we are trying to resolve mapping issues to maximize the benefits of these new technologies. http://prezi.com/zt6fdp7wn24l/ala-cataloging-norms/

 

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LLAMA BES (Building and Equipment Section)

Online Doc Zip Learning – 12 Learning Commons in a Flash

by Brian Gray on Mon, Jul 5, 2010 at 04:20 pm

Zip Learning – 12 Learning Commons in a Flash

Presented by LLAMA BES at ALA Annual 2010.

Zip Learning – 12 Learning Commons in a Flash

Presented by LLAMA BES at ALA Annual 2010.

Roam and learn about a wide range of learning commons in just 120 minutes. Hear 12 short, focused presentations of a variety of learning commons – budgets large and small, new commons or 2nd or 3rd generation, graduate and research focused – with presenters available to answer questions. Understand the successes and challenges as academic libraries use the commons, often created through partnerships among dispersed campus units dedicated to academic support, to help achieve institutional learning objectives.

Speakers: Duncan Aldrich, University of Nevada, Reno; Laura Baker, Abilene Christian University; Frederick Barnhart, Loyola University Chicago; Laura Burtle, Georgia State University; HyunDuck Chung, North Carolina State University; Diane Dallis, Indiana University Bloomington Libraries; Kim Duckett, North Carolina State University; Mary Giunta, Columbia University; Meilissa Gomis, University of Michigan; Leslie Haas, Loyola University Chicago; Jannette Hartley, Seattle University; Marjorie Hassen, University of Pennsylvania; Carol Hunter, University of Virginia; Elizabeth McClenney, Atlanta University Center; Loretta Parham, Atlanta University Center; John Popko, Seattle University; Jennifer Rutner, Columbia University; Bryan Sinclair, Georgia State University; Laurie Sutch, University of Michigan; Donna Tolson, University of Virginia; Joshua Tooley, Abilene Christian University; Anu Vedantham, University of Pennsylvania; Carolyn Walters, Indiana University Libraries; Steven Zink, University of Nevada, Reno

See attachment for handout from program.

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LLAMA (Library Leadership & Management Association)

Event Orchestrating PR to Get Funding (LLAMA - PRMS)

by Brian Gray on Sun, Jul 4, 2010 at 07:06 pm

Location: Washington Convention Center -204B/C

Administration & Leadership; Advocacy, Marketing & Fundraising

Learn how to orchestrate your organization’s message for results when speaking to politicians and the public. Hear from speakers who use quantitative and qualitative measures to get funding and advocate for their libraries. Leaders must select focused tools for their audience. Studies have shown that quantitative measures are useful to convince some groups while a story with the personal touch is what convinces others.

Location: Washington Convention Center -204B/C

Administration & Leadership; Advocacy, Marketing & Fundraising

Learn how to orchestrate your organization’s message for results when speaking to politicians and the public. Hear from speakers who use quantitative and qualitative measures to get funding and advocate for their libraries. Leaders must select focused tools for their audience. Studies have shown that quantitative measures are useful to convince some groups while a story with the personal touch is what convinces others.

Speakers: Laura K. Lee Dellinger, Metropolitan Group, Principal/Senior Executive Vice President; Joe Matthews, JRM Consulting, President; Felton Thomas, Jr., Cleveland Public Library, Director

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Image Resources Interest Group (ACRL)

Discussion ACRL/IRIG Visual Literacy Standards project blog

by Denise Hattwig on Sat, Jul 3, 2010 at 01:13 pm

The project blog for ACRL/IRIG Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education is now available at: http://acrlvislitstandards.wordpress.com/. The blog is a forum for communication and discussion as the standards development work progresses. All are welcome to comment and participate.

Serving YAs in Large Urban Populations Discussion Group (YALSA - Young Adult Library Services Association)

Discussion Free art books for public schools and libraries

by Judith Smith DUC (non-member) on Sat, Jul 3, 2010 at 05:27 am

The DUC Library Program is pleased to announce the arrival of the 2010-11 inventory of brand new art
books!  
The DUC is a non-profit program that distributes new books on contemporary art for free to public schools 
and libraries in rural and inner-city communities across the country. 
You may now browse the selection of titles from new and returning publishers on our website, www.ducprogram.org, 
where you may also place your order.  As always, all orders are shipped completely free of charge!  
When placing your order, please be aware that the process is not complete until you
are taken to a screen that lists your book requests and you click on “email order”
(an option that appears on the top and the bottom of the screen).  You will receive
a confirmation email when your order is placed successfully (if you don’t receive
this email, it is likely your order did not go through).

PLEASE NOTE: participants are limited to ONE order per program year (we consider
today’s launch the beginning of the new year).  Although we place no restrictions on
the number of titles you may order, we ask that you request only what you need. 
There is a huge demand for our resources, and we want to make certain we serve as
many schools and libraries as possible.  Due to the large volume of orders we
receive, it may take up to three months to process and ship the books you
request—your patience is appreciated.  One final reminder: the mission of the DUC
Program is to distribute art books to rural and inner-city public schools and
libraries—therefore, we are unable to fill orders from private institutions. 

If you have questions about the program or the ordering process, feel free to
contact us at info@ducprogram.org or (212) 255-2919.

We hope you enjoy the books!

The DUC Library Program
Art Resources Transfer, Inc.

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Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL)

Discussion Free art books for public libraries

by Judith Smith DUC (non-member) on Sat, Jul 3, 2010 at 05:26 am

The DUC Library Program is pleased to announce the arrival of the 2010-11 inventory of brand new art
books!  
The DUC is a non-profit program that distributes new books on contemporary art for free to public schools 
and libraries in rural and inner-city communities across the country. 
You may now browse the selection of titles from new and returning publishers on our website, www.ducprogram.org, 
where you may also place your order.  As always, all orders are shipped completely free of charge!  

When placing your order, please be aware that the process is not complete until you
are taken to a screen that lists your book requests and you click on “email order”
(an option that appears on the top and the bottom of the screen).  You will receive
a confirmation email when your order is placed successfully (if you don’t receive
this email, it is likely your order did not go through).

PLEASE NOTE: participants are limited to ONE order per program year (we consider
today’s launch the beginning of the new year).  Although we place no restrictions on
the number of titles you may order, we ask that you request only what you need. 
There is a huge demand for our resources, and we want to make certain we serve as
many schools and libraries as possible.  Due to the large volume of orders we
receive, it may take up to three months to process and ship the books you
request—your patience is appreciated.  One final reminder: the mission of the DUC
Program is to distribute art books to rural and inner-city public schools and
libraries—therefore, we are unable to fill orders from private institutions. 

If you have questions about the program or the ordering process, feel free to
contact us at info@ducprogram.org or (212) 255-2919.

We hope you enjoy the books!

The DUC Library Program
Art Resources Transfer, Inc.

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USBBY (United States Board on Books for Young People)

Discussion Bridge to Understanding Award

by Doris Gebel on Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 05:34 pm

Do you have a program that uses children's books as a way to promote international understanding?  Apply for the Bridge to Understanding Award from the United States Board on Books for Young People's (USBBY). The submission deadline for the next award is January 31, 2011. Details are available at www.usbby.org or from the secretariat at Secretariat@usbby.org , or 224-233-2030.

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