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ACRL Communities of Practice Assembly

Discussion 2009 ACRL Membership Survey

by Adam Burling (staff) on Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 10:01 am

If you have any questions about the survery or results, please contact ACRL Associate Director Mary Jane Petrowski at mpetrowski@ala.org.

K-16 Information Literacy

Discussion Higher Education Accreditation Standards for Information Literacy

by Annemarie Roscello on Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 09:27 am

Links to the information literacy standards for accreditation can be found at the ACRL Instruction Section site: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/about/sections/is/projpubs/infoli...  The Western Association link is not working.  The proper link is: http://www.accjc.org/pdf/ACCJC_NEW_STANDARDS.pdf

 

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

Event GLBT-RT @ The Diversity & Outreach Fair

by David Vess on Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 09:26 am

More Than Meets the Eye:  Serving GLBT Older Adults @ Your Library

The GLBT Roundtable has been accepted as an exhibitor for the 2009 Diversity & Outreach Fair to be held on Saturday July 11th, from 3-5pm, in the Special Events Area of the ALA Exhibit Hall (McCormick Place Exhibit Floor).  This year's theme focuses on older adults.

More Than Meets the Eye:  Serving GLBT Older Adults @ Your Library

The GLBT Roundtable has been accepted as an exhibitor for the 2009 Diversity & Outreach Fair to be held on Saturday July 11th, from 3-5pm, in the Special Events Area of the ALA Exhibit Hall (McCormick Place Exhibit Floor).  This year's theme focuses on older adults.

Abstract: The "silver tsunami" is almost here and the community of GLBT Baby Boomers and "Seniors" that use your library will increase dramatically. How will you and you library respond to this shift in demographics?  As a challenge or as an opportunity? How do you begin? This poster session will focus on planning, developing and expanding existing programs and services to GLBT elders @ Your Library. Practical examples from libraries will be presented.

Anne L. Moore has prepared a bibliography for the session that will be available in print at the Fair and on the GLBT RT website after conference.
 
This poster session has been prepared on behalf of the GLBT Roundtable of ALA by members Anne L. Moore, Nancy Silverrod and Allan M. Kleiman.

Please come and visit the Fair to support the Roundtable's efforts to promote GLBT services to the Baby Boomers and Seniors.

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Organized by the ALA's Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS), the Fair highlights diversity-in-action initiatives from outreach librarians across the country. It encourages librarians addressing diversity programs, activities and services in local libraries to share their resources with others. It also allows them to glean workable strategies for serving their community's underserved populations, as noted in the OLOS Mission Statement.  The Diversity and Outreach Fair allows librarians and library staff to share their experiences and resources through poster presentations and informal conversations with colleagues. This event showcases library accomplishments and helps inspire others interested in creating and sustaining literacy and outreach services at libraries across the country.

The Diversity Fair was introduced by the ALA's Office for Literacy and Outreach Services at the Annual Conference, as a part of then President Barbara Ford's theme, "Global Reach, Local Touch." Each year the Fair has adopted the ALA President's theme, emphasizing the equity of access, one of ALA's key action areas.

 

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2009 ALA Annual Conference [Event]

Discussion Christie Hefner speaking

by Brooke Bahnsen on Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 12:12 pm

What do people think of Christie Hefner as ALA's opening session speaker?

Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA)

Event APALA President’s Program: Multicultural Outreach & Communication--Addressing the Information Needs of Asian/Pacific American Communities

by Beatriz Wallace on Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 12:49 am

McCormick Place West (MCP) W-192a

The diverse population of Asian/Pacific Americans poses an
interesting challenge for cultural institutions like libraries. Rich in cultural and linguistic traditions as well as different immigration backgrounds, A/PA communities throughout the United States have unique needs that, if not understood and addressed, could affect the success of outreach programs in our libraries. The speakers will address these challenges from different perspectives and present solutions useful in various library settings.

Panelists:

McCormick Place West (MCP) W-192a

The diverse population of Asian/Pacific Americans poses an
interesting challenge for cultural institutions like libraries. Rich in cultural and linguistic traditions as well as different immigration backgrounds, A/PA communities throughout the United States have unique needs that, if not understood and addressed, could affect the success of outreach programs in our libraries. The speakers will address these challenges from different perspectives and present solutions useful in various library settings.

Panelists:

Si Chen
Branch Manager, Chicago Public Library, Chinatown Branch

Reme Grefalda
Librarian/Curator, Asian American Pacific Islander Collection, Library of
Congress
Director of Programs & Cultural Events, Asian Division Friends Society,
Library of Congress

Samanthi Hewakapuge
Consumer Health Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine,
Greater Midwest Region - Chicago

Bryan Thao Worra
2009 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow (Poetry)
Assistant Director, Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota

Moderator:
Michelle Baildon
History, History of Science & Technology, Philosophy, and Anthropology
Librarian
MIT Libraries

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Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA)

Discussion APALA programming @ Annual 2009

by Beatriz Wallace on Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 12:35 am

APALA Cultural Tour Event: Tour of Historic Chinatown in Chicago, Friday, July 10,12:00 - 3:30

APALA Cultural Tour Event: Tour of Historic Chinatown in Chicago, Friday, July 10,12:00 - 3:30

UCLA alum and Chicago Chinese American Historical Society president Gene Moy will lead a one-hour walking tour of Chicago's Chinatown, including historic highlights such as the On Leong Tong building, family associations, places of worship, and the newer section of Chinatown with its residences, shopping and dining, and riverfront park. The tour will end with dim sum! Please RSVP so we have an exact headcount to colmenar@library.ucsb.edu

APALA Executive Board Meeting, Friday, July 10, 7-9:30 p.m.,Sheraton Chicago Lincoln Boardroom

APALA 101, Saturday, July 11, 11 a.m., Membership Pavilion

APALA dinner at Russian Teatime, 77 E. Adams St., Saturday, July 11, 6:30-8 p.m. Reservation under "Rebecca Kennedy." Restaurant: (312) 360-0000

APALA reception for 2009 Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature, Sunday, July 12, 8-9:30 a.m., McCormick Place West (MCP) W-196b

Join us as APALA honors the 2009 winners of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature for children's and adult literature. After a breakfast reception, award-winners Many Ly (Roots and Wings), Kashmira Sheth (Monsoon Afternoon), and Kaila Yang (Latehomecomer) will give remarks and/or read from their books. 

APALA President’s Program: Multicultural Outreach & Communication--Addressing the Information Needs of Asian/Pacific American Communities, Sunday, July 12, 10:30-noon, McCormick Place West (MCP) W-192a

APALA Member Discussion & All Committee Meeting: For more information, please see http://apala.pbworks.com/APALA+Member+Discussion+and+All-Committee+Meeting

Sunday, July 12, 1:30 - 3:00 pm, McCormick Place West (MCP) W-476

Co-sponsored programs:Information Technology and Communities of Color: Issues and Opportunities in a Global ContextSunday, July 12, 1:30 - 3:00 pm, McCormick Place West (MCP) W-192bCo-sponsored with BCALAMentoring Minority Librarians: Issues, Challenges, and OpportunitiesMonday, July 13, 1:30 - 3:00 pm, Intercontinental ValenciaCo-sponsored with BCALA and AILA  For more information about APALA programming at Annual '09, please see http://www.apalaweb.org/conferences/conferences.htm

 

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ACRL Division-level Committee Leaders

Discussion How to report problems with room set-up and AV at Annual Conference

by Katharine Coombes (staff) on Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 05:47 pm

AV Information:

ALA Conference Services suggests that you check your requested and approved AV arrangement with Freeman Audiovisual prior to your meeting.  Freeman Audiovisual is located in the ALA Office, Room W183 in McCormick Place, next to the Conference Services desk. 

AV Information:

ALA Conference Services suggests that you check your requested and approved AV arrangement with Freeman Audiovisual prior to your meeting.  Freeman Audiovisual is located in the ALA Office, Room W183 in McCormick Place, next to the Conference Services desk. 

The ALA Office will be open from 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., Saturday through Tuesday, and 6:00 a.m. until noon on Wednesday, July 15.  AV requests were due in February and there is no funding for additional requests.   

If you arrive to your session and it is missing AV equipment that has been requested and approved by ALA Conference Services, then please contact ALA Conference Services immediately at 312-791-7001, 312-791-7002, or 312-791-7003. ALA will be charged for ordered materials even if they are not present unless you report missing AV. 

Room set-up information:

Please note that members are prohibited from making room set changes in the convention center and hotel meeting rooms.  ALA Conference Services has set the rooms to accommodate all groups that will use that space during the day, not a single group. 

If a room is missing chairs, then please use the number above and let ALA Conference Services know. 

After the conference, please compile any issues with AV and room set-up and send them to your staff liaison to be compiled and sent to ALA Conference Services. 

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ALA 2009 Annual Conference Scholarship for a Day

Discussion ACRL 101 :: Session & tipsheet for 1st time attendees

by E. Chisato Uyeki on Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 04:34 pm

I thought I'd post this as a session that might be of interest for those interested in academic librarianship. Also, please see the link to the Making the Most of Your 1st Conference Tipsheet- this might also be useful for all the 1st time attendees (I will not be attending this session- but wanted to put it out there in case some folks were interested).

I thought I'd post this as a session that might be of interest for those interested in academic librarianship. Also, please see the link to the Making the Most of Your 1st Conference Tipsheet- this might also be useful for all the 1st time attendees (I will not be attending this session- but wanted to put it out there in case some folks were interested).

Best,

Chisa

The Association of College and Research Libraries is pleased to invite you to this year's membership meeting and ACRL 101 session at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. This interactive session will be held Saturday, July 11, from 8:00-10:00 a.m. in Ballroom IV of the Chicago Sheraton Hotel. A delicious continental breakfast will be provided.

After a brief membership meeting, ACRL member leaders will provide an orientation to ALA, ACRL, and the conference experience. Representatives from all seventeen ACRL sections will be available to answer questions and welcome you.

RSVP now at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=Z74MvJtHVBGQKNYUwUbZPw_3d_3d .

Can’t make it to ACRL 101? Then make sure you download and bring the Making the Most of Your 1st Conference Tipsheet http://wikis.ala.org/acrl/images/c/cc/ACRL101-MakingtheMost.pdf with you to Chicago. It is filled with conference tips that even veterans will appreciate.

See you in Chicago!

Adam Burling

ACRL Program Coordinator

Mary Jane Petrowski

ACRL Associate Director

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Blogs, Interactive Media, Groupware, and Wikis Interest Group (LITA BIGWIG)

Event BIGWIG Social Software Showcase 2009

by Jason Griffey on Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 04:24 pm

Don't miss the 3rd Annual BIGWIG Social Software Showcase!

 McCormick Place West
Room: W-184

Come join us for a program like you've never seen!

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