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ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children)

Discussion Now accepting Mora Award applications

by Beatriz Wallace on Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 01:11 am

REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking is now accepting applications for the 2009 Estela and Raúl Mora Award. 

REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking is now accepting applications for the 2009 Estela and Raúl Mora Award. 

 The Estela and Raúl Mora Award was established by author and poet Pat Mora and her three siblings in honor of their parents and to promote Día de Los Niños/Día de los Libros (Day of the Children, Day of the Books).  The Mora Award consists of a $1,000 stipend and a plaque donated by the Mora grandchildren.  The award will be presented at ALA midwinter to the most exemplary program celebrating Día de Los Niños/Día de Los Libros.  Schools and Libraries who had successful Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros  programs during 2009 are encouraged to submit an application before August 31st 2009.

 Application guidelines are available on the REFORMA website www.reforma.org or at http://www.reforma.org/Mora2009.htm

 For additional information please contact the chair of the 2009 Mora Award committee Elva Garza (512)462-1453 or elva.garza@ci.austin.tx.us

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REFORMA

Discussion Now accepting Mora Award applications

by Beatriz Wallace on Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 01:11 am

REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking is now accepting applications for the 2009 Estela and Raúl Mora Award. 

REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking is now accepting applications for the 2009 Estela and Raúl Mora Award. 

 The Estela and Raúl Mora Award was established by author and poet Pat Mora and her three siblings in honor of their parents and to promote Día de Los Niños/Día de los Libros (Day of the Children, Day of the Books).  The Mora Award consists of a $1,000 stipend and a plaque donated by the Mora grandchildren.  The award will be presented at ALA midwinter to the most exemplary program celebrating Día de Los Niños/Día de Los Libros.  Schools and Libraries who had successful Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros  programs during 2009 are encouraged to submit an application before August 31st 2009.

 Application guidelines are available on the REFORMA website www.reforma.org or at http://www.reforma.org/Mora2009.htm

 For additional information please contact the chair of the 2009 Mora Award committee Elva Garza (512)462-1453 or elva.garza@ci.austin.tx.us

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Libraries Foster Community Engagement

Discussion Our Budget; Our Economy

by Taylor Willingham on Sat, May 29, 2010 at 03:59 pm

For the past few months, I have been working with the AmericaSpeaks initiative, Our Budget; Our Economy. This unprecedented National Town Meeting will bring together thousands of people at sites across the country simultaneously deliberating the fiscal future of our country and the long-term impact of our rising debt.

For the past few months, I have been working with the AmericaSpeaks initiative, Our Budget; Our Economy. This unprecedented National Town Meeting will bring together thousands of people at sites across the country simultaneously deliberating the fiscal future of our country and the long-term impact of our rising debt. Even better, the report from these town meetings will be shared with the President’s Commission charged to develop recommendations to deal with our spiraling debt and the burden it will place of future generations.

This National Town meeting will take place on June 26 in the following communities:

Abuquerque, NM
Augusta, ME
Casper, WY
Chicago, IL
Columbia, SC
Dallas, TX
Des Moines, IA
Detroit, MI
Grand Forks, ND
Jackson, MS
Los Angeles, CA
Louisville, KY
Missoula, MT
Overland Park, KS
Philadelphia, PA
Portland, OR
Portsmouth, NH
Richmond, VA
San Jose, CA

I am pleased to see that Donna Lauffer and her dynamic staff in Overland Park, KS will be one of the host sites!

I know this is taking place during ALA Conference. I’m the Dallas Site Manager so you know you won’t be seeing me in DC! But not everyone will be in DC in June. Some of you have to stay behind to hold down the fort!

If any of you are in these areas and are free on June 26th, this will be an amazing experience. Get involved by signing up to participate at usabudgetdiscussion.org, or hone your facilitation skills and sign up to be a facilitator. (http://usabudgetdiscussion.org/facilitators/) There will be telephone training sessions in advance. (see schedule at: http://texasforums.wordpress.com/2010/05/29/facilitatingoboe/)

Of course, if you are in the area, I’m sure the organizers would LOVE for you to help promote the event through your network. Next to the registration link for each site is the option to email the host.

If you are not in the area of the sites mentioned, consider hosting your own community conversation. You can host a community conversation: http://usabudgetdiscussion.org/participate/host-a-community-conversation/

I think it would be great if libraries had great involvement in this project.

Taylor

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LLAMA (Library Leadership & Management Association)

Discussion Swap and Shop Materials Needed!

by Brian Gray on Sat, May 29, 2010 at 03:23 pm

Does your library produce interesting,  eye-catching, beautiful bookmarks, brochures, fliers, posters, magnets, and other  materials to promote your library’s wonderful services and resources?  Do you have extra inventory you can spare?  If so, please contribute them to  the Swap and Shop:  PR X-Change at this year’s American Library Association annual conference in Washington.

Does your library produce interesting,  eye-catching, beautiful bookmarks, brochures, fliers, posters, magnets, and other  materials to promote your library’s wonderful services and resources?  Do you have extra inventory you can spare?  If so, please contribute them to  the Swap and Shop:  PR X-Change at this year’s American Library Association annual conference in Washington. This is your chance to inspire your colleagues, and show off your great work to  the nearly 1,000 library professionals who attend the event each year to  collect samples of promotional materials and to network with others.

To contribute materials, please send boxes  with the included mailing label.  Materials need to be received by June  16, 2010.

For those of you attending the conference,  please join us at the Swap and Shop:  PR X-Change event, located by the special events  area in the Exhibit Hall between 11:00  and 1:30 on Sunday, June 27th, to pick up great promotional materials from North American  libraries of all types.

This year’s Swap and Shop will also feature  book signings by Peggy Barber author of Building a Buzz: Libraries & Word-of-Mouth Marketing and Nancy Dowd author of Bite-Sized Marketing:  Realistic Solutions for the Overworked Librarian (attendees receive a special discount), social networking talk tables,  as well as the Best of Show awards ceremony at 12:30pm.

Swap and Shop: PR X-Change is an ongoing  library marketing and public relations event held annually at ALA.  It is sponsored by the Library Leadership Administration and Management Association.

Thank you for your contributions!

Renee DiPilato, Swap and Shop Chair
rdipilato@alexandria.lib.va.us
703.746.1784

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ALSC Membership Committee (Association for Library Services to Children)

Online Doc ALSC Membership Committee Agenda Annual 2010

by Tony Carmack on Fri, May 28, 2010 at 06:48 pm

The agenda for the ALSC Membership Committee's meeting for ALA Annual in Washington, DC, 2010

ALSC Membership Committee (Association for Library Services to Children)

Online Doc ALSC Membership Committee Agenda Cover Sheet ALA Annual 2010

by Tony Carmack on Fri, May 28, 2010 at 06:47 pm

ALSC Membership Committee Cover Sheet for ALA Annual 2010 in Washington, DC

Open Source Systems Interest Group (LITA)

Discussion Is there an agenda yet for the OSS IG meeting in D.C.?

by Daniel Lovins on Tue, May 25, 2010 at 11:52 am

Has anyone posted an agenda for the IG meeting this summer? At midwinter I had volunteered to serve as chair (since the previous chair was resigning), but I haven't heard anything since, and I gather from the ala.org web site that Karen Schneider is the current chair (which is fine with me). 

Just thought I'd ask in case there's anything I can do to help.

/ Daniel

ALSC Children and Libraries Advisory Committee

Online Doc Children and Libraries Editorial Advisory Committee Agenda for ALA Annual 2010

by Ursula Schwaiger on Fri, May 28, 2010 at 02:52 pm

X  Annual Conference Agenda                                

 Name of Committee: Children and Libraries Editorial Advisory

 Priority Group Number: 8    Priority Group Consultant: Judith Rovenger

 Committee Chair: Ursula Schwaiger   Date: 05-28-10

 Meeting Time(s): Sunday, June 27,  8:00am

 Meeting Place: Hilton Washington Hotel

 

-          INTRODUCTION OF NEW MEMBERS

-          ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM ALSC LEADERSHIP (Ursula Schwaiger)

-          DISCUSSION OF UPCOMING ARTICLES/TOPICS

X  Annual Conference Agenda                                

 Name of Committee: Children and Libraries Editorial Advisory

 Priority Group Number: 8    Priority Group Consultant: Judith Rovenger

 Committee Chair: Ursula Schwaiger   Date: 05-28-10

 Meeting Time(s): Sunday, June 27,  8:00am

 Meeting Place: Hilton Washington Hotel

 

-          INTRODUCTION OF NEW MEMBERS

-          ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM ALSC LEADERSHIP (Ursula Schwaiger)

-          DISCUSSION OF UPCOMING ARTICLES/TOPICS

-          EDITOR’S REPORT (Sharon Verbeten)

-          OTHER NEW BUSINESS

-                (virtual work on committee, peer review process for articles, etc.)

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Information Commons Discussion Group (ACRL)

Discussion An IC/LC Unconference

by Rudy Leon (non-member) on Mon, May 24, 2010 at 04:05 pm

The Information Commons Discussion Group topics for Annual 2010 are up to you! We are taking an unconference approach to the session, and that means we decide. Is there a topic you'd really like to see discussed at our summer meeting? Tell us a little bit about it, respond to others topics, and keep the ideas coming.

We will keep this brainstorming forum open until June 5. At that point we will see if we have enough topics to call a vote on or if we want to use all the topics brought up.

YALSA Advocacy Task Force (Young Adult Library Services Association)

Online Doc Advocacy e-Course

by Beth Gallaway on Fri, May 28, 2010 at 12:57 pm

Please post your ideas for content, here!

 

Module 1: Dipping Your Toe in the Advocacy Pool

Powerpoint: Dipping Your Toe in the Advocacy Pool, http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/aboutyalsa/handouts.cfm

[Advocacy Powerpoint: (Jesse to update?)]

Video:Dr. Ken Haycock: "Building Advocacy for Change"

Please post your ideas for content, here!

 

Module 1: Dipping Your Toe in the Advocacy Pool

Powerpoint: Dipping Your Toe in the Advocacy Pool, http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/aboutyalsa/handouts.cfm

[Advocacy Powerpoint: (Jesse to update?)]

Video:Dr. Ken Haycock: "Building Advocacy for Change"

http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/media/mediaURL.htm#collHaycockFA09&menu_collFA09

Readings:

Activities:

 

Module 2:

Powerpoint/Webcast. YALSA Webinar "“VIPs: Why You Need Them for Advocacy" presented by Karen Keys (YALSA, May 20, 2010)

Video: Beth Gallaway: "From Advocacy to Activism: Taking Professional Involvements to the Next Level (or leveling up your Advocacy Skills."
http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/media/mediaURL.htm#collGallawayFA09&menu_collFA09

Readings:

Activities:

Start a Library Advocacy Postcard Campaign

 

Module 3: District Days

Powerpoint: coming soon from Krista McKenzie

Video: Royce Kitts: "Badvocacy" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHdx08ZLINE

Readings:

Activities:

Send an Invite! 

  1. First, use CAPWIZ (http://capwiz.com/ala/home/) to find out who your local representatives are.
  2. Then, determine whom the best person to invite might be. Do your research! What are their interests? What committees are your representatives on? What are their political position on education, health care, technology? Find a way to make the event (and your invitation) relevant to their particular interests.
  3. Send your written invitation on library letterhead, and address your representative formerly: use “The Honorable” in the “to” address, and their position (Mayor, Governor, Representative, or Senator, as appropriate) in your salutation.
  4. Be concise. State the purpose of your note up front: “I’m writing to invite you to attend [library event] taking place during District Days this year.” Include details such as the date, time and location.
  5. Personalize your note by briefly describing the event in terms of what it will do for your representative (“You’ll have a chance to talk with constituents” or “Come see how IMLS funding is being used in your district”).
  6. Outline what to expect (“I know your time is valuable, we’d like you to be there for a photo op and to say a few words at the start of the program” or “I know your time is valuable but we’d love to invite you to stay for the duration and be a part of the judging panel – in your role as a contest judge, you’d be expected to… “) so your representative will have an idea of how much time this will take.
  7. Express your deadline – how long do they have to think about it? Set a date for your followup by phone.
  8. In closing, thank them for their time, for considering your request, and/or for they work they do.

 

Module 4: Creating a Library Snapshot

Powerpoint:

Video: PALS Delivery Snapshot. (Illinois State Library, February 16, 2010)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yis633UPlpg

Reading:

Activities:

  1. Library Snapshot Day
    Participate in your own library snapshot day! Or, begin a dialogue about photos in the library, and create a free flickr acocunt to store them. These photos can be drawn upon as marketing materials and future advocacy efforts.
  2. Write an Outcome-Based Evaluation
    Write 3 outcome-based evaluation questions for a pre/post survey at an upcoming teen program. OBEs are focused on impacts, benefits, and changes in your members (teens in this case) by measuring changes in knowledge and skills, behaviors, values, attitudes, conditions, and status before and after the event.
  3. Use Animoto to Put Together A Library Advocacy Presentation
    See "An Example of Effective Advocacy" by Megan  Frazer Blakemore (YALSA Blog, May 3, 2010) http://yalsa.ala.org/blog/2010/05/03/an-example-of-effective-advocacy-crossing-fingers/ for ideas.

 

Resources:

Advocating for Teen Services in Libraries - sponsored by YALSA's Advocacy Task Force

Censorship & Challenges - sponsored by the Intellectual Freedom Committee

District Days - August 9 through Sept. 12, 2010

I Love My Librarian Campaign - sponsored by the Legislation Committee

Library Snapshot Day - sponsored by ALA

National Library Legislative Day & Virtual Library Day on the Hill (June 29, 2010)

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