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Discussion Educational Opportunity: Free ALCTS online courses for librarians from developing countries

by Christine McConnell (non-member) on Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 11:36 am

The Online Course Grant for Library Professionals from Developing Countries, facilitated by the ALCTS International Relations Committee, provides one seat in each online class session to a worthy applicant at no cost. Upcoming application deadline is January 7, 2010.

The Online Course Grant for Library Professionals from Developing Countries, facilitated by the ALCTS International Relations Committee, provides one seat in each online class session to a worthy applicant at no cost. Upcoming application deadline is January 7, 2010.

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Dance Librarians Discussion Group (ACRL Arts)

Discussion Dance Librarians Discussion Group Meeting Time and Topics

by Helice Koffler on Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 04:16 pm

I hope that those of you planning on going to the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston will be able to attend the Dance Librarians Discussion Group meeting on Saturday, January 16, 2010, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm, in the Alcott Room at the Westin Boston Waterfront. 

I still am very much in the process of finalizing the agenda and would most welcome your suggestions.  I can confirm that we will be having a special guest who will give a presentation (more details to follow), but we also will have ample time for discussion. 

Topics so far include:

I hope that those of you planning on going to the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston will be able to attend the Dance Librarians Discussion Group meeting on Saturday, January 16, 2010, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm, in the Alcott Room at the Westin Boston Waterfront. 

I still am very much in the process of finalizing the agenda and would most welcome your suggestions.  I can confirm that we will be having a special guest who will give a presentation (more details to follow), but we also will have ample time for discussion. 

Topics so far include:

1. Training opportunities for M.L.I.S. students and others seeking to specialize in dance librarianship (or dance archives).

2. Mentoring of M.L.I.S. students and/or librarians with an interest in dance.

3. Future of the DLDG-L listserv.

4. Virtual meetings for ALA members who cannot attend Midwinter or Annual.

Please feel free to post your ideas here or on the Arts Section blog.

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GODORT Ad Hoc Committee on Communication (Government Documents Round Table)

Discussion Minutes Placement

by Valerie Glenn on Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 08:42 pm

Hi all,

  It looks like we've settled on a solution for placement of agendas; the next task we have to tackle is to recommend a single location for the placement of meeting minutes. 

Unfortunately, the PPM is really unclear and does not really differentiate between meeting summaries (the reports given at  the Membership meeting) and minutes (a bit more detailed). 

Hi all,

  It looks like we've settled on a solution for placement of agendas; the next task we have to tackle is to recommend a single location for the placement of meeting minutes. 

Unfortunately, the PPM is really unclear and does not really differentiate between meeting summaries (the reports given at  the Membership meeting) and minutes (a bit more detailed). 

Currently there is a minutes submission form, which contains fields for all of the elements stated in the PPM.  However, it's not clear if that should be used for draft or approved minutes (or both).

Would it be easiest to mirror the path we've chosen with the agendas, and have one jumping off point, based on conference schedules?  Do we need to specify draft vs. final minutes?  Should we continue to suggest a proper structure for minutes?

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ALCTS CRS Research & Publications Committee (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)

Discussion ALCTS CRS-PRC Midwinter Meeting Agenda

by Kurt Blythe on Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 04:10 pm

Welcome to our Midwinter agenda (not necessarily in order of importance):

1.  Committee members, please input your agenda items here.

2.  Review status of Guide to Managing Microforms. I don't think you need to re-acquiant yourself with the most recent revision of this prospective publication, either the authors are wrapping it up or they're not, either of which situation we'll learn in Boston.

Welcome to our Midwinter agenda (not necessarily in order of importance):

1.  Committee members, please input your agenda items here.

2.  Review status of Guide to Managing Microforms. I don't think you need to re-acquiant yourself with the most recent revision of this prospective publication, either the authors are wrapping it up or they're not, either of which situation we'll learn in Boston.

3.  Should we extend our role in ALCTS CRS to hosting a wiki somewhere (ALA Connect?) that encourages members to post calls for collaborators; abstracts for works-in-progress; bibliographic information for publications of interest, etc.?

4.  Discuss what we can do to ramp up publications.  Should we send blasts/calls for papers to listservs?  Should we solicit presentations or offer authors a forum for presenting their work in our role as the Pubs and Research committee?

5.  How often do we need to meet face-to-face?  Twice a year (Annual and Midwinter), once a year (Annual or Midwinter; not until we bring in a new member after this upcoming meeting?

Kurt

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Maine Library Association

Discussion MLA President's Report Nov/Dec 2009

by Sonja Eyler on Sun, Dec 13, 2009 at 02:49 pm

Maine Library Association

Report to MLA Council & Membership

November/December 2009

Respectfully submitted by Sonja Plummer-Morgan, President

 

 

Maine Library Association

Report to MLA Council & Membership

November/December 2009

Respectfully submitted by Sonja Plummer-Morgan, President

 

 

Once again it is my pleasure to report activity on behalf of the Maine Library Association during the month of November and part of December as your president.  It is my hope that this finds you and your families well during this holiday season and your libraries bustling with season’s greetings!  Visiting libraries and developing and our coffee sleeve project are two primary activities that I’ll mention and then other points are noted by bullet points.  The burgeoning website is another that is still underdevelopment, but we expect to unveil it soon. 

 

It was good to visit libraries over the past several weeks.  At every traveling opportunity, a few libraries are visited.  Some include Rockport Public Library, Camden Public Library, Searsport, Winterport, Pittsfield, and a few others that were closed, but I could at least peer at and appreciate their existence even in the smallest of Maine towns. 

 

It feels important to see, visit, and speak with library staff to understand our profession more deeply and to build upon the good work before us within the Association so that the future of MLA is prefaced upon the people that we serve…our members and our constituents.  When I or our officers visit your library, we take photos and promote your library on myriad online social networks.  We are proud of Maine libraries and the people who comprise them. 

 

Our new MLA coffee sleeves are promoting Maine Libraries in a new way. Associations from around the Country, within our State, and on various social networks are finding the project intriguing and worthy of consideration for their own Associations.  Starbucks of Maine is distributing the sleeves, libraries can request sleeves, and I’ve personally delivered boxes to Bangor Public Library, Camden Public Library, Rockport Public Library, and Waldoboro Public Library.  The sleeves promote our new logo, website, and Maine libraries in general.

 

Our new website will remain www.mainelibraries.org.  However, it has an entirely new look.  Ben Greeley, web developer from Colby, was chosen to design and build.  We’ve worked many hours discussing the Association and I really appreciated Ben’s insights that our Association is about people; the people we serve, the people we work with, and the people who comprise our membership.  People are the philosophic foundation for our website.  As such, the design incorporates our information on the present site, with our 2.0 social networks, photos offered by our membership, and is both easily navigated and logically arranged to save members’ time.  We have guest bloggers lined up, a photo gallery, are updating information, creating new membership invitations, and I believe that this new site will be pleasing to look at and inviting.  Now onto the bullet points and additional activities:

 

  • We continue work on a Strategic Plan.  Our Strategic Planning Committee reports that the diversity of the types of libraries that we serve creates an enormous barrier to a Plan that represents the entire Association, but offered some solutions to that.
  • President and Immediate Past President, Molly attended the Juice 2.0 Conference in Camden and was honored to be part of a panel that talked about economic development and the future of libraries. 
  • President will attend Midwinter to represent our Association and will provide membership with a full report of things learned.
  • The MLA to Z Newsletter is hot off the press and will be available soon. 
  • The Nominations Committee is working filling the new Member-at-Large position added at the Annual Meeting.  This position is appointed by the Council and they serve until June when we’ll elect a two year position.
  • Conference plans continue with a theme, date, place, and some very exciting ideas on keynotes!  It’s going to be a terrific conference. Our new website will have information very soon.
  • Thank you to everyone who has sent pics for our Flickr account and potentially our new Website. 
  • The next MLA Council meeting will be held at the Maine State Library on December 18th at 1:00pm.  Anastasia Weigle will discuss the long term plans for the MLA archives (it needs a permanent home).
  • On Saturday, December 19th, the President of MLA, our VP/Pres Elect Andi Jackson-Darling, and the President of the Maine Association of School Librarians will meet with incoming LIS students in the New England Cohort for the University of South Carolina.  Very pleased to welcome these scholars and meet them.
  • Membership and new members is the focus for December and January.  Please help us by renewing your membership and encouraging your staff, friends, and colleagues to be part of our Association! 
  • Our newest online social networks are Flickr and LibraryThing.  To view our photostream, go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/mainelibraryassoc/ for our LibraryThing Group, please go to http://www.librarything.com/groups/mainelibraryassociat
  • We are also in LinkedIn, Goodreads, Cafepress, Twitter, Facebook, and in ALA Connect.  Trouble finding us?  Just email me and we’ll connect virtually. 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Sonja Plummer-Morgan, President

Maine Library Association

www.mainelibraries.org

pimelibrarian@gmail.com

http://www.twitter.com/MaineLibAssoc

 

 

 

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LLAMA Membership Committee (Library Leadership & Management Association)

Event 1st LLAMA Membership Committee meeting

by Catherine Friedman on Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 07:26 pm

Agenda under construction (see below and attached) - items welcome - just send to me @ crf [at] ucsd.edu

LLAMA Membership Committee Meeting I

ALA Midwinter 2010, Boston, MA

Saturday, January 16, 2010

10:30am - 12noon

Westin Copley Place, America Center/South

 

Agenda under construction (see below and attached) - items welcome - just send to me @ crf [at] ucsd.edu

LLAMA Membership Committee Meeting I

ALA Midwinter 2010, Boston, MA

Saturday, January 16, 2010

10:30am - 12noon

Westin Copley Place, America Center/South

 

DRAFT AGENDA

1.     Welcome and introductions – Committee members and visitors

LLAMA Membership Committee Roster, 2009/2010

Catherine R. Friedman (Chair, 2009 - 2010)

Linda Fenster (Member, 2009 - 2011)

John T. Furlong (Member, 2009 - 2011)

Lee Anne Hooley (Member, 2008 - 2010)

Shelly McCoy (Member, 2008 - 2010)

Patty J. Myers (Member, 2009 - 2011)

Holly C. Okuhara (Member, 2008 - 2010)

Michele McSween Sellars (Member, 2008 - 2010)

Deborah Stansbury Sunday (Member, 2008 - 2010)

Deborah G. Tenofsky (Member, 2009 - 2011)

Sandy Wee (Member, 2009 - 2011)

Fred Reuland (Staff Liaison, 2009 - 2012)

Kerry Ward (Staff Liaison, 2008 - 2010)

2.     Recorder – volunteer?

3.     Approval of minutes – Annual Conference July 2009

Action:  Need to approve minutes from that meeting

4.     Liaisons with other LLAMA groups

5.     LLAMA Value to Members Conference Call Meeting

Action:  Discussion of findings that apply to LMC

6.     LLAMA Meet & Greet

Action:  Plan LLAMA Meet & Greet at Annual 2010

7.     LLAMA 101

Action:  Plan LLAMA 101 event at Annual 2010

8.     Review of how the committee works

Action:  Identify effective ways for the Committee to complete its shared work

 

** LLAMA Membership Committee Meeting II:  Sunday, 1/17             10:30-12noon          

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ALA Website Advisory Committee

Discussion ALA CMS RFP released!

by Louise Gruenberg. MAE. MLS. MIAKM-UXD (staff) on Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 07:01 pm

The ALA CMS RFP has been released. It is available online at: http://itts.ala.org/update/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/ALA-CMS-RFP.pdf, and can also be downloaded from this message.

The ALA CMS RFP has been released. It is available online at: http://itts.ala.org/update/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/ALA-CMS-RFP.pdf, and can also be downloaded from this message.

I would like to thank the members of the WAC CMS Selection Task Force for their feedback and the ALA staff and member-volunteer content editors who took the CMS survey for their input. ALA staff members Sherri Vanyek and Tim Smith patiently commented on numerous versions of the RFP; Chris Cieslak, Erik Cameron and Sean Fitzpatrick provided pithy insights. 

Please bring the RFP to the attention of vendors you know and trust.

Thank you,

Louise Gruenberg
Sr. Usability Officer
American Library Association
lgruenberg@ala.org

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ALA 2015 Environmental Scan

Discussion Tennessee Association of School Librarians Planning Forum

by Donald Wood (staff) on Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 04:11 pm

Input from the library community in Tennessee on where ALA should focus efforts the next five years.

ALA 2015 Environmental Scan

Discussion Pacific Northwest Library Association Planning Forum

by Donald Wood (staff) on Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 04:08 pm

Input from the library community in Pacific Northwest on where ALA should focus efforts the next five years.

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