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Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA)

Discussion APALA @ Annual '09: Multicultural Outreach and Communication

by Beatriz Wallace on Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 04:59 pm

Multicultural Outreach and Communication -- Addressing the Information Needs of Asian/Pacific American CommunitiesSunday, July 12, 10:30 am - 12:00 pmMcCormick Place West (MCP) W-192aThe diverse population of Asian / Pacific Americans pose an interesting challenge for cultural institutions like libraries. Rich in cultural and linguistic traditions as well as different immigration backgrounds, APA communities throughout the United States have unique needs that if not understood and addressed could affect the success of outreach programs in our libraries.

Multicultural Outreach and Communication -- Addressing the Information Needs of Asian/Pacific American CommunitiesSunday, July 12, 10:30 am - 12:00 pmMcCormick Place West (MCP) W-192aThe diverse population of Asian / Pacific Americans pose an interesting challenge for cultural institutions like libraries. Rich in cultural and linguistic traditions as well as different immigration backgrounds, APA 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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Guide to Reference

Discussion Points of Reference Blog

by Steven Hofmann (staff) on Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 11:58 am

Booklist Online has announced a new blog, Points of Reference, "featuring a team of front-line experts writing about reference sources and trends in reference publishing and services." You can find it at http://pointsofreference.booklistonline.com.

RUSA RSS Organization and Planning Committee (Reference Services Section)

Discussion RSS Organization and Planning wiki

by Lisa Horowitz on Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 03:07 pm

The RSS Organization and Planning Group has been working within its own wiki, available at http://rssorganizationandplanning.pbworks.com/.

2009 Emerging Leaders Project U (LITA and Social Software) [Community]

Discussion LITA Social Media Wiki

by Holly Tomren on Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 02:47 pm

http://litasocialmedia.pbworks.com

This wiki provides tips and suggestions on how LITA can use social media to connect with members and to increase membership. The wiki focuses on Twitter, Facebook and ALA Connect but also includes tips for using Flickr and YouTube.

2009 Emerging Leaders Project U (LITA and Social Software) [Community]

Discussion LITA and Social Media Video

by Holly Tomren on Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 02:46 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaaJ_579F4g

This brief video accompanies our Emerging Leaders poster session. It gives an overview of LITA and social media plus how to use social software to connect with members

BCALA (Black Caucus of the American Library Association)

Discussion For International Relations Committee Members and Interested Members

by Tracy Sutherland on Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 12:47 pm

The International Relations Committee will be having a meeting on Friday, July 10 2009 @ 4:00pm at the InterContinental Hotel in the BCALA Suite.

 

The International Relations Committee will be having a meeting on Friday, July 10 2009 @ 4:00pm at the InterContinental Hotel in the BCALA Suite.

 

Also, we are having a movie screening of Blacks Without Borders on Saturday July 11 @ 3:30 pm at the InterContinental Hotel in Camelot

 

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Union Library Workers

Discussion Pay Equity Bibliography

by Kathleen McCook on Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 12:24 pm

Pay Equity Bibliography

Partially annotated
Updated May 2009

Pay Equity Bibliography

Partially annotated
Updated May 2009

The emphasis for items included in the bibliography is on practical rather than theoretical materials and on more recent information on pay equity; however there are a few items from the May 2003 Pay Equity Bibliography included.  This list is by no means exhaustive.  If you know of items that should be included in future versions, please email them to ALA-APA.

Salary surveys and other factors that influence pay equity are included in the bibliography.  Many salary surveys are done on an annual basis so check for the latest data from the parent organization conducting such surveys.

May 2009 - Bibliography in Adobe pdf (24 pp); Bibliography in MSWord (24 pp)

 

These materials have provided background material for the [pdf:  Advocating for Better Salaries and Pay Equity Toolkit ]

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ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Event All Government Information is Local: Building on a Century of Local and Regional Information in Libraries - A GODORT/MAGERT Preconference

by Amy West on Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 10:24 am

Come see this spirited panel discussion about the history and future of local government information resources and services in the library. Learn from experts and practitioners in urban studies who suggest specific ways to cooperate with local governments that serve the library's community in order to get important public information, and set up engaged citizen forums to discuss critical issues involving local education, environment, employment, and social policies.

Come see this spirited panel discussion about the history and future of local government information resources and services in the library. Learn from experts and practitioners in urban studies who suggest specific ways to cooperate with local governments that serve the library's community in order to get important public information, and set up engaged citizen forums to discuss critical issues involving local education, environment, employment, and social policies.

Those lucky enough to snag the one of the remaining seats will join the other pre-conference attendees in an exclusive walking tour sponsored by the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio shortly after the program ends at 1pm. This is a private guided tour by one of the Home and Studio's resident docents and will feature Wright's life, work, and examination of some of the best examples of his architectural treasures in Oak Park, along with a special emphasis on his influence on urban planning.

Many thanks to Lexis/Nexis for the support that makes this program possible!          

Speakers:

  • John A. Shuler, Bibliographer for Urban Planning, University of Illinois at Chicago;
  • Charlie Hoch, Professor, Urban Planning, University of Illinois at Chicago;
  • Rana Hutchinson Salzmann, Librarian, American Planning Association, Merriam Center Library;
  • Joseph Schwieterman, Director of the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development and Professor of  Public Service Management at DePaul University;
  • Davis Schneiderman, Co-Director, Virtual Burnham Initiative
  • John Carlo Bertot, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Center for Library & Information Innovation, University of Maryland

 Location:

  • The Cheney Mansion
  • 220 North Euclid
  • Oak Park, IL 60302
  • Phone (708) 383-2612

Transportation Information:

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GODORT (Government Documents Round Table)

Event All Government Information is Local: Building on a Century of Local and Regional Information in Libraries - A GODORT/MAGERT Preconference

by Amy West on Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 10:24 am

Come see this spirited panel discussion about the history and future of local government information resources and services in the library. Learn from experts and practitioners in urban studies who suggest specific ways to cooperate with local governments that serve the library's community in order to get important public information, and set up engaged citizen forums to discuss critical issues involving local education, environment, employment, and social policies.

Come see this spirited panel discussion about the history and future of local government information resources and services in the library. Learn from experts and practitioners in urban studies who suggest specific ways to cooperate with local governments that serve the library's community in order to get important public information, and set up engaged citizen forums to discuss critical issues involving local education, environment, employment, and social policies.

Those lucky enough to snag the one of the remaining seats will join the other pre-conference attendees in an exclusive walking tour sponsored by the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio shortly after the program ends at 1pm. This is a private guided tour by one of the Home and Studio's resident docents and will feature Wright's life, work, and examination of some of the best examples of his architectural treasures in Oak Park, along with a special emphasis on his influence on urban planning.

Many thanks to Lexis/Nexis for the support that makes this program possible!          

Speakers:

  • John A. Shuler, Bibliographer for Urban Planning, University of Illinois at Chicago;
  • Charlie Hoch, Professor, Urban Planning, University of Illinois at Chicago;
  • Rana Hutchinson Salzmann, Librarian, American Planning Association, Merriam Center Library;
  • Joseph Schwieterman, Director of the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development and Professor of  Public Service Management at DePaul University;
  • Davis Schneiderman, Co-Director, Virtual Burnham Initiative
  • John Carlo Bertot, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Center for Library & Information Innovation, University of Maryland

 Location:

  • The Cheney Mansion
  • 220 North Euclid
  • Oak Park, IL 60302
  • Phone (708) 383-2612

Transportation Information:

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Government Information Interest Group

Event All Government Information is Local: Building on a Century of Local and Regional Information in Libraries - A GODORT/MAGERT Preconference

by Amy West on Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 10:24 am

Come see this spirited panel discussion about the history and future of local government information resources and services in the library. Learn from experts and practitioners in urban studies who suggest specific ways to cooperate with local governments that serve the library's community in order to get important public information, and set up engaged citizen forums to discuss critical issues involving local education, environment, employment, and social policies.

Come see this spirited panel discussion about the history and future of local government information resources and services in the library. Learn from experts and practitioners in urban studies who suggest specific ways to cooperate with local governments that serve the library's community in order to get important public information, and set up engaged citizen forums to discuss critical issues involving local education, environment, employment, and social policies.

Those lucky enough to snag the one of the remaining seats will join the other pre-conference attendees in an exclusive walking tour sponsored by the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio shortly after the program ends at 1pm. This is a private guided tour by one of the Home and Studio's resident docents and will feature Wright's life, work, and examination of some of the best examples of his architectural treasures in Oak Park, along with a special emphasis on his influence on urban planning.

Many thanks to Lexis/Nexis for the support that makes this program possible!          

Speakers:

  • John A. Shuler, Bibliographer for Urban Planning, University of Illinois at Chicago;
  • Charlie Hoch, Professor, Urban Planning, University of Illinois at Chicago;
  • Rana Hutchinson Salzmann, Librarian, American Planning Association, Merriam Center Library;
  • Joseph Schwieterman, Director of the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development and Professor of  Public Service Management at DePaul University;
  • Davis Schneiderman, Co-Director, Virtual Burnham Initiative
  • John Carlo Bertot, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Center for Library & Information Innovation, University of Maryland

 Location:

  • The Cheney Mansion
  • 220 North Euclid
  • Oak Park, IL 60302
  • Phone (708) 383-2612

Transportation Information:

More...

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