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ALCTS Electronic Resources Interest Group

Discussion Speakers at Midwinter Meeting

by Amira Aaron on Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 09:56 pm

ALCTS E-Resource Interest Group (ERIG) Midwinter Meeting

Saturday, January 16th

10:30am-12:00pm.

BCEC-Room 253A

TOPIC:  “In the ‘Know’: E-Resource Knowledge Base Management and Best Practices”

Speakers:

Charlotte Keys
Director
University Library Technology Services

Sarah Tusa, Associate Professor

Coordinator of Collection Development & Acquisitions

Mary & John Gray Library, Lamar University

 

ALCTS E-Resource Interest Group (ERIG) Midwinter Meeting

Saturday, January 16th

10:30am-12:00pm.

BCEC-Room 253A

TOPIC:  “In the ‘Know’: E-Resource Knowledge Base Management and Best Practices”

Speakers:

Charlotte Keys
Director
University Library Technology Services

Sarah Tusa, Associate Professor

Coordinator of Collection Development & Acquisitions

Mary & John Gray Library, Lamar University

 

Christine Stohn

SFX Product Manager

Ex Libris

 

Jason Price, Ph.D.

Head of Collections & Acquisitions - Claremont Colleges' Library  

eResource Package Analyst - Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium  

 

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Games and Gaming

Discussion December 2009 D

by Scott Nicholson on Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 04:38 pm

Have comments or questions about the December 2009 Episode of the Games in Libraries podcast?  

 

http://www.gamesinlibraries.org/?p=168

ACRL Government Relations Committee

Discussion Leg. Agenda Items

by Timothy Dodge on Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 03:20 pm

Jonathan, Marilyn, and ACRL Government Relations Committee Members,

Attached are Microsoft Word copies of the two Legislative Agenda

items Don Frank and I agreed to update. While not too much has actually

changed since the last update, we did change around some of the text and

added a link to the Fair Use and Anti-Circumvention document pointing to

the Digital Millennium Copyright Act for additional information.

The attached documents are: 1) Government Information and 2) Fair

Jonathan, Marilyn, and ACRL Government Relations Committee Members,

Attached are Microsoft Word copies of the two Legislative Agenda

items Don Frank and I agreed to update. While not too much has actually

changed since the last update, we did change around some of the text and

added a link to the Fair Use and Anti-Circumvention document pointing to

the Digital Millennium Copyright Act for additional information.

The attached documents are: 1) Government Information and 2) Fair

Use and Anti-Circumvention.

Please NOTE: I will be away from e-mail December 11 - January 3,

hence this early submission of our Legislative Agenda items. It may

take me a while to get back in touch after I get to work again on

January 4 because my office plus computer will all be in storage and in

disarray due to a recarpeting/renovation project afflicting my library.

This means that when I get back on Jan. 4, I will have a very makeshift

office of two cardboard boxes on a table and a strange computer that

will allow me only to get to the very inferior Web-based version of the

e-mail program that's loaded into my actual office computer. Since I

expect to have to sift through and delete, literally, hundreds of

accumulated e-mail messages (no computer at home), it may take me a

while to respond to any comments, etc. Because of this situation, I am

happy to give my blessings to any changes or additions made to the

attached documents by Don Frank (

authorized by this committee.

Unfortunately, due to a devastated travel budget, I will be unable

to attend the Midwinter Conference in Boston in January, so I am

grateful to be able to at least make a few modest contributions as a

"virtual" member (thanks, Kara).

Meanwhile, let me wish everyone a Happy Holiday season!

Tim

Tim Dodge

 

Tim Dodge

Reference Dept.

Ralph Brown Draughon Library

231 Mell St.

Auburn University, AL 36849-5606

Tel. (334) 844-1729

Fax: (334) 844-4461

E-mail:

ankd@pdx.edu ) or anyone elsedodgeti@auburn.edu

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ALA 2015 Environmental Scan

Discussion South Carolina Planning Forum

by Michael Dowling on Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 02:08 pm

Results from South Carolina Planning Forum

ACRL IS Mentoring Program (Instruction Section)

Discussion CE for Mentors TF Charge

by Clara Fowler (non-member) on Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 11:09 am

CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR MENTORS TASK FORCE

CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR MENTORS TASK FORCE
To coordinate three mentoring events as outlined by the 2010 Instruction Section Action Plan funded by ACRL, including (1) design a virtual mentor development program and a sustained online learning community to be offered in March/April 2010; (2) plan and host an interactive workshop at 2010 Annual Conference for mentors to practice mentoring skills; (3) plan and host a breakfast for mentors/mentees at Annual Conference 2010 in Washington D.C.  The Task Force will work with the Mentoring Committee to reach identified mentors for the conference and work with the Discussion Forums Planning Committee to plan the interactive workshop.  The Task Force will be comprised of a Chair and three Leaders responsible for coordinating one of the three events as well as other members to assist with developing and implementing the programs. 
Chair: Michelle Twait, mtwait@gustavus.edu

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ALCTS

Discussion Preservation Week coming in May

by Charles Wilt on Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 10:01 am

ALCTS is excited to announce the inaugural Preservation Week to be held May 9-15, 2010.  This important event focues on libraries role in preserving our cultural heritage by helping the public preserve their own family heritage.

More information will be forthcoming through the spring leading up to Preservation Week.

 

Best Wishes,

Charles Wilt

Executive Director, ALCTS

 

RDA: Resource Description & Access

Discussion Announcement of June 2010 Release Date for RDA

by Patrick Hogan (staff) on Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 04:56 pm

RDA: Resource Description and Access will be published in June 2010.  While we regret this delay in release of RDA, the transition from publication of AACR2 as a printed manual to release of RDA as a web based toolkit is a complex process with many interdependencies. 

The updated text of RDA incorporates recommendations from constituencies and other stakeholders approved at the JSC meeting earlier this year.  The revised text has been successfully loaded into the RDA database.  The product is currently undergoing thorough quality review and testing in preparation for release.

RDA: Resource Description and Access will be published in June 2010.  While we regret this delay in release of RDA, the transition from publication of AACR2 as a printed manual to release of RDA as a web based toolkit is a complex process with many interdependencies. 

The updated text of RDA incorporates recommendations from constituencies and other stakeholders approved at the JSC meeting earlier this year.  The revised text has been successfully loaded into the RDA database.  The product is currently undergoing thorough quality review and testing in preparation for release.

We recognize that customers and prospective users of RDA need reliable and timely information for planning and budgeting.  We are confident that this revised deadline is a realistic target for publication of RDA.

 

Pricing and purchasing information will be introduced at the time of the ALA Midwinter Meeting, 15-18 January 2010.

 

Mary Ghikas,  Chair Committee of Principals
Alan Danskin, Chair Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA
Don Chatham, Chair Co-publishers

 

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Career Connections

Discussion Workshops to help Job Seekers Re-Tool Skills at Midwinter

by Beatrice Calvin (staff) on Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 04:51 pm

Workshops to help Job Seekers Re-Tool Skills at Midwinter

Activities in the Placement Center are designed to help job seekers re-tool skills and prepare for job searches.  They are not just for new graduates.  They are intended for people at every stage of their careers.  The following sessions will be held in the Placement Center (Hall B, Level Zero of the Convention Center).

 

Saturday, January 16

 

10:30am – 12:00noon

Workshops to help Job Seekers Re-Tool Skills at Midwinter

Activities in the Placement Center are designed to help job seekers re-tool skills and prepare for job searches.  They are not just for new graduates.  They are intended for people at every stage of their careers.  The following sessions will be held in the Placement Center (Hall B, Level Zero of the Convention Center).

 

Saturday, January 16

 

10:30am – 12:00noon

Beyond the Basics of Interviewing: How to Stand Out In a Crowd of Competition in a Tough Economy; Presented by Vicki Burger

 

1:30 – 3:00pm

Moving Your Career and Job Search Ahead: Surviving in Tough Economic Times; Presented by Dr. Caitlin Williams

 

Sunday, January 17

 

9:00 – 10:30am

Job Search Skills in a Tough Economy; Presented by Vicki Burger

 

1:30 – 3:00pm

Interviewing Basics from an Employers’ Perspective; Presented by Melanie Garaffa

 

For more information, visit http://www.joblist.ala.org/modules/jobseeker/Conference_Workshops.cfm

or contact bcalvin@ala.org.

 

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Career Connections

Discussion ALA Placement Center to provide free Career Counseling during Midwinter Meeting

by Beatrice Calvin (staff) on Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 04:41 pm

ALA Placement Center to provide Career Counseling during Midwinter Meeting

 

The Placement Center will provide free career counseling sessions on Saturday and Sunday, January 16-17, 2010 in the Placement Center during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Boston.

ALA Placement Center to provide Career Counseling during Midwinter Meeting

 

The Placement Center will provide free career counseling sessions on Saturday and Sunday, January 16-17, 2010 in the Placement Center during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Boston.

As part of its efforts to help job seekers re-tool their skills and prepare for job searches, the ALA Placement Center will host Dr. Caitlin Williams, Ph.D. in the Placement Center.  Dr. Williams, a career development consultant and coach in San Jose, California will provide twenty-minute sessions to conference attendees. Caitlin works with individuals and organizations to create and implement professional development initiatives.  She focuses on helping professionals leverage their talents in ways that truly make a difference. Dr. Williams teaches in the master’s program in Counselor Education at San Jose State University and is Associate Editor of National Career Development Association’s Career Convergence Organizations department.

To sign-up for a session in advance,send an email to bcalvin@ala.org, use MDW Counseling as subject.  On-site, conference attendees should go to the scheduling booth in the Placement Center.   

The Placement Center will be located in Hall B, Level Zero of the Convention Center.

 

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Open Source Systems Interest Group (LITA)

Discussion Library Systems and Customization--Who is Driving the Discussion?

by Daniel Freeman (staff) on Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 03:01 pm

In the most recent issue of Library Technology Reports, Marshall Breeding tackles the trend toward making Integrated Library Systems more customizable through APIs and the Web:

In the most recent issue of Library Technology Reports, Marshall Breeding tackles the trend toward making Integrated Library Systems more customizable through APIs and the Web:

In today’s environment, systems that are perceived as being “closed” have diminished appeal. It sure sounds better to characterize an automation system as “open” and flexible, but what do the terms really mean? We will explore some of the techniques that provide increased access to data and internal functionality, focusing especially on Web services and other application programming interfaces.

Many libraries might say that they do not want a “black box” system that restricts users to the functionality in the interfaces provided by the vendor, with no access to the internals of the system. Yet many libraries need a turnkey system that helps them carry out their work without the need for any local programming or intervention. We should emphasize that APIs offer additional opportunities for those that want to do more with their software, but do not impose any technical requirements for libraries that choose not to use them.

When it comes to the purveyors of proprietary software, claims of openness are also everywhere. The emphasis on openness may have been accelerated by the open source movement, but it has been a steady theme for many years. Press releases and product literature gush with the language of openness. The means to this openness are the adherence to standards and Web services and other application programming interfaces.

Clearly, along with most other software and technology, with Library Systems, the next decade is not going to be about working within the confines of the software; it will be about making the software work for you. While the expert-analysis of scholars like Breeding and the product development work being done by software vendors is certainly a huge component the library software future, the most important players are everyday librarians—the people who work with these systems every day and who know their strengths and limitations better than anyone else.

One of the great things about Web 2.0 is that it gives everyone with access to the Internet a vehicle to help drive these discussions. With tools like ALA Connect, people who might not publish prolifically or hold a senior position as a software developer can make their voices heard.

So what do you want from your ILS?

Do you have specific ideas about how a library system could help your library run more efficiently?

If you’re currently involved in discussions about purchasing and implementing a new ILS, what are your criteria?

Make your voice heard—no one is more important in this conversation than the people who will work with the Systems every day.

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