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ALA Committee on Legislation (COL)

Discussion Updated: Hearing regarding the nomination of William Boarman for Public Printer

by Jessica McGilvray (staff) on Tue, May 25, 2010 at 10:35 am

As many of you know, William Boarman has been nominated for Public Printer.  The Senate Committee on Rules and Administration will be holding a nomination hearing next week on Tuesday (May 25th) at 10:00am EST.  It will be webcasted and can be viewed here.

 

As many of you know, William Boarman has been nominated for Public Printer.  The Senate Committee on Rules and Administration will be holding a nomination hearing next week on Tuesday (May 25th) at 10:00am EST.  It will be webcasted and can be viewed here.

 

Update: The hearing went well this morning.  At the end of the hearing Boarman spoke about libraries and how he is looking forward to working with the library community and updating the FDLP.  There was no mention on how soon the Committee would work on his confirmation.

 

If you weren't able to watch the hearing, it will be archived.

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ALA Governmental Information Subcommittee

Discussion Updated: Hearing regarding the nomination of William Boarman for Public Printer

by Jessica McGilvray (staff) on Tue, May 25, 2010 at 10:34 am

As many of you know, William Boarman has been nominated for Public Printer.  The Senate Committee on Rules and Administration will be holding a nomination hearing next week on Tuesday (May 25th) at 10:00am EST.  It will be webcasted and can be viewed here

 

As many of you know, William Boarman has been nominated for Public Printer.  The Senate Committee on Rules and Administration will be holding a nomination hearing next week on Tuesday (May 25th) at 10:00am EST.  It will be webcasted and can be viewed here

 

Update: The hearing went well this morning.  At the end of the hearing Boarman spoke about libraries and how he is looking forward to working with the library community and updating the FDLP.  There was no mention on how soon the Committee would work on his confirmation.

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ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children)

Discussion 2010 ALSC National Institute

by Jenny Najduch (staff) on Tue, May 25, 2010 at 09:34 am

Register now to get the early bird rate for the 2010 ALSC National Institute!  Taking place in Atlanta on September 23 – 25, 2010 at the Emory Conference Center, the Institute touches on some of the most important topics in library service for children such as technology in the library, children’s literature and programming & partnerships.  Still curious why you should attend the ALSC Institute?

Register now to get the early bird rate for the 2010 ALSC National Institute!  Taking place in Atlanta on September 23 – 25, 2010 at the Emory Conference Center, the Institute touches on some of the most important topics in library service for children such as technology in the library, children’s literature and programming & partnerships.  Still curious why you should attend the ALSC Institute?

  • For as little as $360 you receive nearly 30 hours of educations programming that includes five programs, three keynote sessions, and multiple networking activities.  Registration also includes all handout materials, meals and snacks.
  • This is one of the only conferences devoted solely to children’s librarianship, literature and technology.
  • Learn from more than seven award-wining authors, illustrators and artists including: Ashley Bryan, Carmen Agra Deedy, John McCutcheon, Walter Dean Myers, Christopher Myers, Brian Selznick, and David Saylor.
  • Bring information back to your library on improving your programming, increasing your partnerships and enhancing your technology.
  • Networking!  More than 200 children’s librarians, authors, illustrators and publishers will be at the Institute to meet new people and exchange ideas.
  • Get an up-close look at one of Atlanta’s most interesting venues, the Center for Puppetry Arts.
  • All programming and lodging is at the Emory Conference Center making the Institute extremely easy to navigate.
  • Check out the ALSC Blog to hear what 2008 Institute participants are saying about their experience!  Posts are being added as the 2010 Institute gets closer, so please don’t forget to check back in the near future.

Registration program details and prices are now available on the ALSC Web site.  Early bird registration (ends 6/30) for an ALSC member is $360; regular advance registration (7/1 – 8/25) is $395 for an ALSC member, $410 for an ALA member, $435 for a nonmember, and $320 for students.  More pricing options, such as discounted group rates and single day passes, are also available. 

For more information please visit the ALSC website.  Questions should be directed to ALSC Deputy Director Kirby Simmering at ksimmering@ala.org or 1-800-545-2433, ext. 2164.

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ALCTS CMS / RUSA CODES Collection Management in Public Libraries

Discussion Collection Management in Public Libraries Discussion - call for topics!

by Bleue Benton on Mon, May 24, 2010 at 04:02 pm

ALCTS CMDS and RUSA CODES

Collection Management in Public Libraries Discussion Group

Join us in the Washington Convention Center, Room 209 A/B on Monday, June 28, from 1:30 to 3:00 pm. If you have suggestions for discussion topics, contact Bleue Benton at bbenton@oppl.org

 

LITA International Relations Committee

Discussion Greetings from Bako

by Fagdeba Bakoyema on Mon, May 24, 2010 at 03:28 pm

Hi LITA International Relations members:

Are we almost ready for our big days in D.C?  I plan on attending the Committee meeting and our pannel discussion meeting.  I am ready to assist in any way as needed.

Thank you,

Bako

 

ACRL EBSS Online Learning Research Committee (Educational and Behavioral Sciences Section)

Discussion ALA 2010 Annual Conference OLRC Meeting

by Mona Niedbala (non-member) on Mon, May 24, 2010 at 03:21 pm

Date: Saturday, June 26th

Time: 9 to 11 (OLRC); 11 to 12 (EBSS Consolidated Meeting)

Location: JW Marriott - Grand BR I

Date: Saturday, June 26th

Time: 9 to 11 (OLRC); 11 to 12 (EBSS Consolidated Meeting)

Location: JW Marriott - Grand BR I

Meeting Agenda

I. Welcome and Introductions

II. Approval of Minutes from ALA Midwinter Virtual Meeting (December 17, 2009)

III. Update on Committee's Projects

   1. Proposals for ACRL Panel Presentation and ALA Midwinter Current Discussion Topics

   2. OLRC Toolkit Project:

  • Discuss contents, organization, categories, and changes
  • Assign Toolkit section work: Course/Content Management Systems, Learning Materials/Objects, Social Networking/Collaboration, Pedagogy and Discussion, Web Conferencing, Bibliography
  • Timeline to Complete Tasks

   
  3. OLRC article status "Creating Learning Objects for information literacy: An exploration of best practices"

IV. News and Highlights

V. Adjournment

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ACRL EBSS Online Learning Research Committee (Educational and Behavioral Sciences Section)

Online Doc ALA 2010 Annual Conference OLRC Meeting Agenda

by Mona Niedbala (non-member) on Mon, May 24, 2010 at 03:19 pm

Date: Saturday, June 26th

Time: 9 to 11 (OLRC); 11 to 12 (EBSS Consolidated Meeting)

Location: JW Marriott - Grand BR I

Date: Saturday, June 26th

Time: 9 to 11 (OLRC); 11 to 12 (EBSS Consolidated Meeting)

Location: JW Marriott - Grand BR I

Meeting Agenda

I. Welcome and Introductions

II. Approval of Minutes from ALA Midwinter Virtual Meeting (December 17, 2009)

III. Update on Committee's Projects

   1. Proposals for ACRL Panel Presentation and ALA Midwinter Current Discussion Topics

   2. OLRC Toolkit Project:

  • Discuss contents, organization, categories, and changes
  • Assign Toolkit section work: Course/Content Management Systems, Learning Materials/Objects, Social Networking/Collaboration, Pedagogy and Discussion, Web Conferencing, Bibliography
  • Timeline to Complete Tasks

   
  3. OLRC article status "Creating Learning Objects for information literacy: An exploration of best practices"

IV. News and Highlights

V. Adjournment

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GODORT (Government Documents Round Table)

Discussion Digital Dreams and Dashboards: Notable Government Documents 2009

by David Griffiths on Mon, May 24, 2010 at 11:50 am

Each spring, GODORT's Notable Documents Panel raises the profile of government information and recognizes excellence by identifying some of the previous year's best government publications. This year's selections are recognized in the Library Journal article, "Digital Dreams and Dashboards," which is available at http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6727891.html.

YALSA Technology for Young Adults

Online Doc Pre-Conference Report for Annual 2010

by Karen Keys on Mon, May 24, 2010 at 11:34 am

What has your work group accomplished between conferences? We have successfully transitioned to an Interest Group, and member Brandy Danner will take over as convener after Annual. We are always looking for new members, and recruiting (via YALSA blog and yalsa lists). We also submitted a 2011 Annual Proposal and we were approved for a Pecha Kucha program on technology.

What has your work group accomplished between conferences? We have successfully transitioned to an Interest Group, and member Brandy Danner will take over as convener after Annual. We are always looking for new members, and recruiting (via YALSA blog and yalsa lists). We also submitted a 2011 Annual Proposal and we were approved for a Pecha Kucha program on technology.

What news or information related to your committee do you want to share with YALSA publications? We will eventually want to promote our 2011 program and solicit contributors/speakers. [PechaK ucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images forward automatically and you talk along to the images.]

Which action area(s) listed in the YALSA Strategic Plan will be addressed?

  • Marketing
  • Continuous Learning
  • Member Recruitment & Engagement

Which strategies could be used for the above action area(s)?

  • Publication (print or electronic)
  • Conference program
  • Other (Please explain): We'll be using the time at Annual to plan our 2011 Pecha Kucha program, as well as set the agenda for the upcoming year.

Which key partner(s), if any, listed in the Strategic Plan will be involved in your strategies?

  • Educators
  • Media (web sites, magazines, etc.)
  • Professional Colleagues
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Graphics Advisory Community

Event The Twilight Saga: Eclipse hits theaters!

by Rachel Johnson (staff) on Mon, May 24, 2010 at 10:55 am

Twilight Poster

New Moon Poster

Eclipse Poster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twilight Poster

New Moon Poster

Eclipse Poster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See our Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse READ posters at the ALA Store.

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