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WAC Conference Scheduler Subcommittee [Community]

Discussion Survey Responses

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 01:52 pm

I just wanted to note that since we opened the Event Planner survey on Monday, June 1, we've received 174 responses. I'll post a total after it closes on July 17 and upload the results for the group.

YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association)

Event YALSA Online Chat: Teen Librarians, the Economy & YALSA

by Stephanie Kuenn (staff) on Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 01:32 pm

Sarah Debraski, YALSA president, will lead an online chat discussing the economy's effect on teen librarianship and ways YALSA can help in difficult times. Log into the chat any time between 8 and 9 p.m. on June 9!

ACRL Division-level Committee Leaders

Discussion ACRL Strategic Priorities

by Katharine Coombes (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 04:57 pm

The Board of Directors of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has announced the adoption of a set of six strategic priorities designed to continue the association’s forward progress over the next five years. At the recent ACRL 14th National Conference in Seattle, the board reviewed the Charting Our Future: ACRL Strategic Plan 2020 document, taking into consideration progress to date, member needs and external factors. As a result, the board identified six strategic objectives as priorities for 2009-13. 

The Board of Directors of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has announced the adoption of a set of six strategic priorities designed to continue the association’s forward progress over the next five years. At the recent ACRL 14th National Conference in Seattle, the board reviewed the Charting Our Future: ACRL Strategic Plan 2020 document, taking into consideration progress to date, member needs and external factors. As a result, the board identified six strategic objectives as priorities for 2009-13. 

The adoption of these strategic priorities allows ACRL to further position academic and research librarians and libraries as indispensable in advancing learning and scholarship. The ACRL committee leadership will work to develop multiyear plans with measurable outcomes to translate the priorities into action during the 2009 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

The ACRL strategic priorities for 2009-13 are:

  1. Strengthening ACRL’s relationships with higher education organizations that are important to faculty and administrators in order to develop institutional understanding of librarians’ roles in enhancing teaching and learning.
  2. Enhancing ACRL members’ understanding of how scholars work and the systems, tools and technology to support the evolving work of the creation, personal organization, aggregation, discovery, preservation, access and exchange of information in all formats.
  3. Increasing ACRL’s influence in public policy affecting higher education.
  4. Increasing recognition of the value of libraries and librarians by leaders in higher     education, information technology, funding agencies and campus decision making.
  5. Supporting members in their exploration, research on and implementation of new and emerging information technologies and their application for library services in educational environments.
  6. Increasing ACRL’s membership from professionally underrepresented ethnic and     racial groups.

“The selected priorities are intended to provide additional focus to best leverage ACRL’s resources for maximum results,” said ACRL President Erika Linke. “The board feels that the priorities strengthen the existing collaboration among ACRL units and provide a clear direction that facilitates assessment and measurable outcomes. We remain committed to the entire strategic plan and anticipate that continued progress will be made across all goal areas.”

ACRL has made many significant accomplishments since adopting Charting our Future: ACRL Strategic Plan 2020 in 2004. The association distributed nearly 16,000 copies of the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education and continued to offer its annual information literacy immersion programs to expand the adoption and use of information literacy instruction, co-sponsored three national and two regional Institutes for Scholarly Communication with the Association of Research Libraries to strengthen the development of new scholarly communication models and advocated for the NIH Public Access Policy as part of ongoing efforts to influence public policy affecting higher education. ACRL has additionally offered virtual components to the popular bi-annual ACRL National Conference to further alignment of professional development with member needs and awarded nearly $200,000 in scholarships to increase access to learning opportunities, along with reaching out to higher education organizations through its Council of Liaisons program.

“The board has the utmost confidence that ACRL members will make it possible for the association to achieve continued success,” Linke continued. “We are excited about engaging with committees as we work together to advance our strategic priorities.”

Charting Our Future: ACRL Strategic Plan 2020 is available online at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/about/whatisacrl/strategicplan/index.cfm.

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NMRT (New Members Round Table)

Event NMRT Executive Board meeting

by Laurel Bliss on Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 03:33 pm

Our Executive Board meeting will take place in Palmer House, room Clark 05.

NMRT Executive Board (New Members Round Table)

Event NMRT Executive Board meeting

by Laurel Bliss on Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 03:33 pm

Our Executive Board meeting will take place in Palmer House, room Clark 05.

GLBTRT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Round Table)

Event GLBT-RT: Professional Options Fair - Spectrum Institute

by David Vess on Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 01:49 pm

Event Details

The Planning Committee of the 2009 Spectrum Leadership Institute has once again invited the GLBT-RT to participate in the Professional Options Fair for the 2008 Spectrum Scholars during their Chicago Leadership Institute.  The Professional Options Fair will take place on Thursday, July 9th from 7:00 PM-9:30 PM at an ALA Conference hotel.

Event Details

The Planning Committee of the 2009 Spectrum Leadership Institute has once again invited the GLBT-RT to participate in the Professional Options Fair for the 2008 Spectrum Scholars during their Chicago Leadership Institute.  The Professional Options Fair will take place on Thursday, July 9th from 7:00 PM-9:30 PM at an ALA Conference hotel.

Drop by and say hello to Lisa N. Johnston, Vice Chair/Chair-Elect of the Stonewall Book Awards Committee and Peter Hepburn, Chair of the External Relations Committee as they represent the GLBT-RT at the Fair.

Location

Allegro Hotel
171 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601
(312)236-0123

Google Maps Link to Allegro Hotel

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A message from the Spectrum Leadership Institute Planning Committee to the GLBT-RT:

Subject: GLBTRT @ Spectrum Institute
Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 10:19 AM

Hello

The Planning Committee of the 2009 Spectrum Leadership Institute invites GLBTRT to participate in the Professional Options Fair for the 2008 Spectrum Scholars during their Chicago Leadership Institute, July 8-10, 2009.  The Professional Options Fair will take place on Thursday, July 9th from 7:00 PM-9:30 PM at an ALA Conference hotel.   

The Spectrum Scholarship Program is ALA's national diversity and recruitment effort designed to address the specific issue of under-representation of critically needed ethnic librarians within the profession.  All Spectrum Scholars attend a leadership institute that precedes the ALA Annual Conference, of which the Professional Options Fair is a critical component.  The Professional Options Fair brings together representatives from a wide range of library environments and organizations.  This event allows Spectrum Scholars the opportunity to network and to learn more about librarianship.   Furthermore, it provides representatives with an excellent opportunity to recruit this diverse group of new library leaders to their specialties and organizations.

Please show your support for the Spectrum Scholarship Program by participating in this important event.  We ask that you share this message with your membership.  We would welcome the participation of GLBTRT leaders and members who will be in Chicago for the American Library Association Annual Conference.

Sincerely,

2009 Spectrum Leadership Institute Planning Committee
§      Sonia Alcántara-Antoine, Enoch Pratt Free Library, MD
§      Tamika McCollough, EPA-Research Triangle Park Library, NC
§      Keshia Garnett, Indian Trails Public Library, IL 

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Virtual Communities and Libraries

Discussion FYI -- See the ALA's newest READ posters on display at ALA Island

by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 01:37 pm

From the Virtual Presence Blog -- http://www.virtual.ala.org/virtualpresence/?p=338

As mentioned in the ALA Island I Love Libraries Library Showcase article–
http://www.ilovelibraries.org/news/libraryshowcase

From the Virtual Presence Blog -- http://www.virtual.ala.org/virtualpresence/?p=338

As mentioned in the ALA Island I Love Libraries Library Showcase article–
http://www.ilovelibraries.org/news/libraryshowcase

You can see the newest celebrity READ posters of the American Library Association on display on ALA Island — on our Meta_Lab Whiteboard under the Galen Noltenius Sky Platform. Or go directly to the READ Posters Display on ALA Island (200, 140, 28).

Jonas Brothers READ poster at READ Posters Display, ALA Island (200, 140, 28)

Jonas Brothers READ poster at READ Posters Display, ALA Island (200, 140, 28)

Slideshow display includes ALA’s new READ posters for music stars Ne-Yo and the Jonas Brothers and for professional athletes Yao Ming and Cole Hamels.

Nearly 30 posters in all on display. Enjoy!

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Second Life Users Group

Discussion FYI -- See the ALA's newest READ posters on display at ALA Island

by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 01:37 pm

From the Virtual Presence Blog -- http://www.virtual.ala.org/virtualpresence/?p=338

As mentioned in the ALA Island I Love Libraries Library Showcase article–
http://www.ilovelibraries.org/news/libraryshowcase

From the Virtual Presence Blog -- http://www.virtual.ala.org/virtualpresence/?p=338

As mentioned in the ALA Island I Love Libraries Library Showcase article–
http://www.ilovelibraries.org/news/libraryshowcase

You can see the newest celebrity READ posters of the American Library Association on display on ALA Island — on our Meta_Lab Whiteboard under the Galen Noltenius Sky Platform. Or go directly to the READ Posters Display on ALA Island (200, 140, 28).

Jonas Brothers READ poster at READ Posters Display, ALA Island (200, 140, 28)

Jonas Brothers READ poster at READ Posters Display, ALA Island (200, 140, 28)

Slideshow display includes ALA’s new READ posters for music stars Ne-Yo and the Jonas Brothers and for professional athletes Yao Ming and Cole Hamels.

Nearly 30 posters in all on display. Enjoy!

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