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ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children)

Discussion ALSC on ALA Connect

by Jenny Najduch (staff) on Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 03:39 pm

Greetings!  Attached is a doucument to help you navigate your ALSC Committee work on ALA Connect.  If you're having problems, please let me know by emailing at jnajduch@ala.org or calling (312) 280-4026.  Thanks!

Libraries Foster Community Engagement

Event Choose Privacy Week

by Taylor Willingham on Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 03:13 pm

Join us for Choose Privacy Week. Block out the time on your calendar. More information to come. We'll be providing training sessions online on How to Convene Forums on Privacy and How to Lead Community Conversations about Privacy.

Also save the date for:

March 30: Online workshop on Convening Forums for Choose Privacy Week

April 13: Moderating Public Discussions for Choose Privacy Week

ALA Task Force on proposed Google Book Search (GBS) settlement

Discussion Amended Settlement and Responses filings

by Corey Williams (staff) on Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 02:45 pm

The Public Index (a project of the Public-interest Book Search Initiative at New York Law School) is a great resource to review comments filed with the court in response to the Amended Settlement Agreement (ASA) can be accessed at http://thepublicindex.org/documents/amended_settlement

In addition, we hope to share a document reviewing the filings very soon.

 

 

ALSC Managing Children's Services Committee

Discussion Original Competencies Program Overview

by Sarah English (non-member) on Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 02:27 pm

Many thanks to Ellen Riordan for sharing her committee's work on presenting the original competencies in such a fun and inspiring way.

Health Sciences Interest Group (ACRL)

Online Doc IGHS Procedures 1/12/2009

by Carissa Tomlinson on Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 12:31 pm

Please view the IGHS procedures attached below.

ALSC Public Awareness Committee (Association for Library Service to Children)

Online Doc 2010 PAC Post-MidWinter Report

by Michele Farley on Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 11:45 am

Attached is the post Midwinter report for PAC.

LITA International Relations Committee

Online Doc LITA International Relations Committee - Meeting Notes - Midwinter 2010

by H. Frank Cervone on Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 10:14 am

LITA IRC Meeting Notes

January 17, 2010

Present: Frank Cervone, Fagdeba Bakoyema (Bako), Evviva Weinraub, Debra Riley-Huff, Lori Shemanski (guest)

Absent: Chulin Meng, Hongyu Li, Ling Wang, Yan Han, Zhonghong Wang

The committee discussed the following topics:

LITA IRC Meeting Notes

January 17, 2010

Present: Frank Cervone, Fagdeba Bakoyema (Bako), Evviva Weinraub, Debra Riley-Huff, Lori Shemanski (guest)

Absent: Chulin Meng, Hongyu Li, Ling Wang, Yan Han, Zhonghong Wang

The committee discussed the following topics:

  • Update from the LITA Chair and IG chair meeting (led by Frank)

Of particular interest to the group is that we can now support virtual participation but there is no funding so we should look at using tools on the LITA e-participation site. Wireless access for all meetings is not guaranteed – it will depend on where the meeting is being held.

Numerous other items from the LITA chair and IG chair meeting were discussed including:

  • The  LITA Board is looking for a home for the LITA e-participation toolkit.
  • There will be brainstorm and planning for strategic initiatives in LITA at the LITA town hall meeting so all members are encouraged to attend
  • Schedule for programs at annual
  • Ability to submit ideas for institutes or online programs is now available       
  • Call for proposals for the annual forum is open – deadline February 19
  • Program for annual (led by Evviva)

The program will be about technology in the developing world with an emphasis on policy. It is scheduled for 10:00 AM on June 26 (Saturday). We have five potential speakers. The group discussed the speakers for annual program. Evviva will follow up with invitations to speakers. We will have a five minute brief introduction by each speaker who will be asked to address the topic of “What is the major policy problem you are dealing with?” As a committee, we will need to develop some “seed” questions as issues are discussed. Evviva will moderate; others may be needed to manage other aspects, such as gathering questions, etc. We will need projector, wireless connection if possible, possibly streaming. Evviva with talk with program planning committee and get more info. 

  • IFLA Meeting Update (led by Frank)
    • We discussed  the major topics of discussion and activities in Milan as well as the upcoming conference in Goteborg in 2010.

 

  • Discussion of committee charge and future directions and activities

Possible future activities include creating a list of developing world initiatives – clearing house list that provides LITA members with information on how to get involved in international technology efforts. The group also discussed how we can develop partnerships w/some international agencies.

  • We decided to establish an off-cycle meeting over Adobe connect to discuss on-going issues and planning for annual.
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ALA Committee on Literacy

Discussion Become a Member of Literacy for All

by Sandra Newell (non-member) on Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 01:06 pm

It would be great if all ALA Committee on Literacy Members would also join the group Literacy for All.  Dale is the group's administrator, but I think you should be able to join.  I don't think you should have to be invited.

We are working on building a virtual community for library literacy, and one of several steps is to get members who will contribute.

It would be great if all ALA Committee on Literacy Members would also join the group Literacy for All.  Dale is the group's administrator, but I think you should be able to join.  I don't think you should have to be invited.

We are working on building a virtual community for library literacy, and one of several steps is to get members who will contribute.

If you have any trouble joining, email me at snewell@dos.state.dos.state.fl.us or I think you should be able to contact me through ALA Connect which will land in my inbox.  I know this is a new tool that we are all figuring out how to use.

By the way, I know know why face book has some of the silly interactive games.  It gives folks different things to do when they go in --while you are building a "store" of info and Friends.

 

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