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ALA Spectrum Advisory Committee

Online Doc Agenda - Spectrum Advisory Committee - 2009 Midwinter Business Meeting

by Rubina Isaac (staff) on Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 11:28 am

AGENDA
Spectrum Advisory Committee Business Meeting
ALA Midwinter Meeting Denver 2009

Friday 1/23, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn-Element Ballroom
Tamika Barnes McCollough, Chair Presiding

 

Introductions

Approval of minutes from (last) meeting

ONGOING BUSINESS ITEMS

AGENDA
Spectrum Advisory Committee Business Meeting
ALA Midwinter Meeting Denver 2009

Friday 1/23, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn-Element Ballroom
Tamika Barnes McCollough, Chair Presiding

 

Introductions

Approval of minutes from (last) meeting

ONGOING BUSINESS ITEMS

  • Discussion of Business Plan (Jamal)
  • Cohort Mentoring application and training
    • job description for mentors (volunteer needed)
    • selection jury (volunteers needed)
    • training for mentors (Gwendolyn)
  • 20 Scholarships to SLI
    • identify comprehensive list of diversity initiatives (need volunteer)
    • draft call for applications (need volunteer)
    • selection jury (volunteers needed)
  • Spectrum Jury (Tamika, Sonia, Chisa – new members)
  • Regional recruitment coordinators (advise SSIG)
  • Teri Switzer – question for ALA trustees regarding number of Spectrum Scholarships and Spectrum endowment

UPDATES & REPORTS

  • Jim Rettig recruitment event at ALA Annual Chicago
  • Report from SSIG
  • Report from SLI Planning Committee

NEW BUSINESS ITEMS

  • Compile Report to Committee on Diversity

ADDITIONAL ITEMS

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Mobile Computing Interest Group (LITA)

Discussion phonegap framework proof of concept

by James Hahn on Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 07:08 pm

hi all,

we talked about the phonegap framework http://phonegap.com/> some at midwinter and I wanted to share a proof of concept with you all. basically I had a web-based iPhone app put together with Dashcode and then used the phonegap tool to get it running in Xcode, and finally had the app submitted to the iTunes app store this weekend and it was just approved today:

http://itunes.com/apps/newlisbooks

I'd be happy to share the process with you all at future meetings.

Best,

Jim Hahn

ALSC Board of Directors

Poll Vote to approve amended language – Bylaw II.1.17.10.part 1

by Thom Barthelmess on Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 03:12 pm
Aye
0% (0 votes)
Nay
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 0
ALSC Board of Directors

Poll Vote to approve amended language – Bylaw II.1.17.10.part 2

by Thom Barthelmess on Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 03:12 pm
Aye
0% (0 votes)
Nay
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 0
ACRL (Committee on the) Status of Academic Librarians

Discussion Notes and tasks from 1st online mtg post-MW @ 1.27.10

by Sandra Hawes on Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 02:59 pm

I'm attaching a quick follow-up from today's first attempt at an online meeting to discuss the current standard up for revision and our members' suggestions for revision.

Look for a Doodle.com message as soon as their site is up again.  The Doodle.com message will be to find a time between 1:30-5 p.m. ET next Thursday, 2.4.10, for our next online meeting/discussion.

 

JCLC Steering Committee

Event JCLC 2012 Fundraising Reception at ALA Midwinter 2011

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 01:45 pm

All are welcome to attend this fundraising reception to benefit the 2012 Joint Conference of Librarians of Color.  More details to come.

Location: Roberta Ann Stevens Presidential Suite

ACRL EBSS Higher Education Committee (Education and Behavioral Sciences Section)

Online Doc Minutes of EBSS Higher Education Committee 1-8-10

by Gloria Colvin on Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 12:46 pm

EBSS Higher Education Committee Meeting Minutes

January 8, 2010

Members Present:   Sarah Beasley, Jeris Cassel, Gloria Colvin (convener), Vanessa Earp, Marilyn Hicks, Jeannie Kamerman, Susan Kendall, Diane Schrecker

Guests:  Dana Peterman

The virtual meeting via Elluminate was called to order at 1:00 p.m. EST.   The agenda was shared via the listserv prior to the meeting and was visible online throughout the duration of the meeting.

EBSS Higher Education Committee Meeting Minutes

January 8, 2010

Members Present:   Sarah Beasley, Jeris Cassel, Gloria Colvin (convener), Vanessa Earp, Marilyn Hicks, Jeannie Kamerman, Susan Kendall, Diane Schrecker

Guests:  Dana Peterman

The virtual meeting via Elluminate was called to order at 1:00 p.m. EST.   The agenda was shared via the listserv prior to the meeting and was visible online throughout the duration of the meeting.

Gloria Colvin, Co-Chair, welcomed everyone and thanked Susan Kendall for managing the Elluminate setup for the meeting.   Susan reviewed the features of Elluminate.  

Introductions

 Everyone introduced themselves.

 

 Impact of changes in 6th edition of APA style

With the changes and errors in the new edition, members reported some departments at their institutions are not adopting the new version.  Generally, the decision to adopt is at the discretion of individual departments.  Since APA may not be giving a rundown of the revised style at the Sunday breakfast, Vanessa Earp agreed to pose questions there as appropriate.

 

There was a brief discussion of databases not exporting consistently the correct APA style information to RefWorks.  Some database producers do not include the DOI even when the publisher provides it.    When RefWorks imports records, it assumes a paper or print version unless the record is specifically attached to an electronic version.  Even if there is a DOI, it may not appear in the bibliography.  Vanessa noted that for that reason her institution has created a special output style so that the DOI always appears in the bibliography.   

 

 Designing content for mobile devices
Jeannie Kamerman led the discussion for making library information, specifically tutorials, mobile accessible.  She noted that 85% of the American adult population owns some type of mobile device and that over half of the college student population with mobile devices has access to the Internet on their handheld devices.   She shared information regarding her PowerPoint “PsycINFO for Education Research” tutorial which has been made mobile accessible, inviting comments and critiques.  Some reported using Camtasia or Captivate to create tutorials and making them available on YouTube,  while others reported focus on making their full library website available for a mobile presence.

 

 Open discussion on meeting virtually

 Consensus was that it worked well.  Elluminate was easy to use and workable.  The Java app seemed to re-install  upon opening Elluminate each time, which is annoying.  Having the chat option was advantageous, but could be distracting in conjunction with the audio.  It is difficult to read and talk at the same time, but the chat is a good option to have.  Using noise cancelling microphones to eliminate echo is important.   Some members missed seeing the faces of everyone during the session, but understood technological issues involved if the group had opted to use video.

 

Project update

Some revisions and updates are still needed to the Wiki resources.  Anyone interested in working on a section on scholarly communication should let Gloria know.  The project was sent to the EBSS Publications and Communications Committee for making it available on the website. 

 

Annual Meeting Agenda

LibGuide will be a discussion item at the committee meeting at Annual.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 11:30 a.m.

 

 

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Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL)

Discussion USDA designates $100 million for rural libraries

by Jennifer Terry (staff) on Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 09:44 am

The Secretary of Agriculture has allocated $100 million in United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Community Facilities funding for public libraries to provide educational opportunities and improve public services in rural communities. The funding will be provided primarily through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

The Secretary of Agriculture has allocated $100 million in United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Community Facilities funding for public libraries to provide educational opportunities and improve public services in rural communities. The funding will be provided primarily through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Read more about it on the ALA Washington Office blog, the District Dispatch, at http://www.wo.ala.org/districtdispatch/?p=4314.

Also, while visiting the District Dispatch, be sure to subscribe to receive all the news from the Washington Office.

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