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ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation Jury (Association for Library Collections & Technical Services)

Discussion Seeking Nominations for ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation

by Mary Jo Venetis on Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 02:00 pm

ALCTS 2010 Outstanding Collaboration Citation Award Nominations

 

********A CALL FOR NOMINATIONS********

 

ALCTS 2010 Outstanding Collaboration Citation Award Nominations

 

********A CALL FOR NOMINATIONS********

 

            This award recognizes and encourages collaborative problem-solving efforts in the areas of acquisition, access, management, preservation or archiving of library materials. It recognizes actions, services or products that improve and benefit the providing and managing of library collections.  The citation may be presented to two or more individuals or groups who have participated jointly in an appropriate achievement. Accomplishments that expose problems may be as valuable as successes. The citation will be presented in a year when an achievement of merit has occurred.  Recognized forms of collaboration must be between library personnel and other individuals or such groups  as publishers, vendors, cultural organizations, government agencies, philanthropic organizations and the like. Results of a collaborative effort must demonstrate advancement in collection management or technical services working environments.

 

            The 2007 Outstanding Collaboration Citation was awarded to CLOCKSS (Controlled LOCKSS) and the 2008 Citation Award recognized Adam Chandler and Oliver Pesch for their work on the SUSHI protocol.

 

Send nominations, along with written justification for the citation in terms of demonstrated outcomes in work achieved through actions, services or products; how the achievement contributed to the fulfillment of needs in the work of collection management or technical services and any other factors relevant to the merit of the achievement and two letters of recommendation to:  Mary Jo Venetis, chair, Citation Jury, maryjo.venetis@utdallas.edu    or:

 

     Mary Jo Venetis, Ph.D.
     Associate Library Director, Technical Services
     University of Texas at Dallas, McDermott Library
     800 W. Campbell Road
     Richardson, TX 75087

Electronic submissions are preferred.   Nominations are due December 1, 2009.

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Second Life Users Group

Event 2009 College Fair in Second Life, October 24-25, 2009, by the Alliance Virtual Library

by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Librarians of Second Life Group Notice From: Abbey Zenith

Announcing the 2009 edition of the College Fair in SL! The fair this year will be co-sponsored by Alliance Virtual Library and held on International Schools Island over two days:

Oct 24 (Saturday) 5pm to 9pm SLT and

Oct 25 (Sunday) 5am to 10am SLT

To participate please visit:  http://bit.ly/SLCF09

 

Librarians of Second Life Group Notice From: Abbey Zenith

Announcing the 2009 edition of the College Fair in SL! The fair this year will be co-sponsored by Alliance Virtual Library and held on International Schools Island over two days:

Oct 24 (Saturday) 5pm to 9pm SLT and

Oct 25 (Sunday) 5am to 10am SLT

To participate please visit:  http://bit.ly/SLCF09

 

2009 College Fair in Second Life

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Government Information Interest Group

Discussion Civic Engagement Blog

by Rebecca Troy-Horton on Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 09:50 am

I've been enjoying this blog and I hope you will too! Civic engagement and government information is obviously a topic that interests me and this blog helps me keep on top of what is going on with libraries and civic engagement.

http://discuss.ala.org/civicengagement/

ALA Division Presidents-Elect

Online Doc ALA Legal Framework: Twenty Questions

by Mary Ellen Davis on Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 04:55 pm

This FAQ covers topics such as tax exemptions, lobbying, political activity, anti-trust, trademarks, liability, etc. as they pertain to not-for-profits and their volunteers.

ALA Division Presidents-Elect

Online Doc ALA Budget Guidelines

by Mary Ellen Davis on Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 04:03 pm

 

Each division develops a budget following a process that fits within the ALA framework described in this document.

 

Each division develops a budget following a process that fits within the ALA framework described in this document.

The document is presented in two parts. Part I deals with the context in which the budget is developed and implemented: ALA mission, history and policy framework, as well as the multiplicity of member and staff contributors to the process. Part II provides an overview of the budget development process and timeline, guidelines for effective budget development and review, and links or references to sources of more detailed information.

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ALA Division Presidents-Elect

Online Doc ALA Organizational relationships

by Mary Ellen Davis on Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 03:52 pm

ALA is a complex organization! Here are three documents that illustrate the relationships ALA has with its members and units (with notes) and an ALA Organizational Chart.

ACRL IS Advisory Council (Instruction Section)

Event IS Professional Education Committee Midwinter 2010 Meeting

by Caroline Sinkinson on Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 03:48 pm

Pacific 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Central 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Eastern 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

2009 LITA National Forum [Event]

Online Doc Next-Gen Catalog is Only Part of the Solution (Nagy, Garrison) slides

by Elizabeth Stewart-Marshall on Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 01:47 pm

Here are the slides from the talk that Andrew and Scott gave at LITA09. Thanks again to everyone who attended at 9am on Sunday.

ALCTS

Discussion ALA-APA Now Accepting Course Proposals for Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSC)

by Julie Reese (staff) on Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 01:18 pm

On October 1, 2009, ALA-APA began accepting applications from education providers interested in offering courses for candidates in the Library Support Staff Certificate Program, (LSSC).

On October 1, 2009, ALA-APA began accepting applications from education providers interested in offering courses for candidates in the Library Support Staff Certificate Program, (LSSC).

The LSSC is the first national, voluntary certification program for library support staff. Course providers may be organizations or individuals with the expertise, training, and resources to offer courses online or face-to-face. The ten competency sets for which courses are needed are in the areas of foundations of library services, technology, communication and teamwork, access services, adult readers advisory, cataloging and classification, collection management, reference, supervision and management, and youth services.

Potential providers complete an application, http://ala-apa.org/lsscp/courseapprovalapplication.doc, and submit a course syllabus, a description of the course’s teaching methods and assessment plan, and the instructor’s resume. The course must cover all the competencies in a competency set. The fee to be considered for approval is $100 each of the first and second courses submitted, and $50 per class for each additional course.

Candidates will have at least a high school diploma or equivalent, and have worked in a public or academic library for at least one year. Candidates have the option of completing approved courses or submitting online portfolios that demonstrate their achievement in six of ten competency sets.

The application will be evaluated by a committee of American Library Association member volunteers using a rubric, http://ala-apa.org/lsscp/courseevalrubric.doc. Reviews will be held periodically throughout the year and ALA-APA will notify applicants of their status. Approved courses will be publicized and available to all LSSC candidates. Courses that are approved will maintain that status, barring major changes, for four years.

Funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the LSSC Program is in a testing phase in five library organizations across the United States. The program will begin accepting candidates in January 2010. Based on survey information and other expressions of interest, project staff estimates that at least 300 library support staff will participate in the LSSC program in the next three years.

The LSSC Program was approved by the American Library Association to be an official certification of ALA in July 2009. More information about the LSSCP is available online at http://www.ala-apa.org/lsscp. Please direct questions to Jenifer Grady at jgrady@ala.org or 312-280-2424. The program will be managed by the American Library Association-Allied Professional Association.

ALA-APA: the Organization for the Advancement of Library Employees is a service organization to the American Library Association and has as one of its missions supporting salary improvement initiatives for library workers.

 

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