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Event PLA Awards application/nomination deadline

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 01:48 pm

Nominate a Winner for a PLA Award

CHICAGO - The Public Library Association (PLA) is now accepting applications and nominations for the 2010 PLA Awards. Members can nominate their colleagues and libraries via the PLA Web site, www.pla.org.  The deadline for submitting an application is Dec. 14, 2009.
PLA awards include the:

Nominate a Winner for a PLA Award

CHICAGO - The Public Library Association (PLA) is now accepting applications and nominations for the 2010 PLA Awards. Members can nominate their colleagues and libraries via the PLA Web site, www.pla.org.  The deadline for submitting an application is Dec. 14, 2009.
PLA awards include the:

•    Allie Beth Martin Award, which honors a librarian who, in a public library setting, has demonstrated extraordinary range and depth of knowledge about books or other library materials and is distinguished by the ability to share that knowledge;
•    Baker & Taylor Entertainment Audio Music/Video Product Award, which promotes the development of a circulating Audio Music/Video collection in a public library
•    Charlie Robinson Award, which honors a public library director who, over a period of seven years, has been a risk taker, an innovator and/or a change agent in a public library.
•    DEMCO New Leaders Travel Grant, which serves to enhance the professional development of public librarians new to the field by making possible their attendance at major professional development activities.
•    EBSCO Excellence in Small and/or Rural Library Service Award, which honors a public library serving a population of 10,000 or less that demonstrates excellence of service to its community.
•    Gordon M. Conable Award, which honors a public library staff member, a library trustee or a public library, that has demonstrated a commitment to intellectual freedom and the Library Bill of Rights.
•    Highsmith Library Innovation Award, which recognizes a library’s innovative and creative service program to the community.
•    Polaris Innovation in Technology John Iliff Award, which honors a library worker, librarian, or library that has used technology and innovative thinking to improve library services.
•    Romance Writers of America Library Grant, which provides a public library the opportunity to build or expand its romance fiction collection and/or host romance fiction programming.

PLA award juries, appointed by the PLA president, will review the entries and select recipients at the ALA 2010 Midwinter Meeting.  Award winners will be announced in February 2010, and each recipient will be honored at the PLA President’s Reception and Awards Presentation held during the ALA 2010 Annual Conference.

For more information, contact the PLA office,(800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA, or by e-mail, pla@ala.org (Julianna Kloeppel, Program Coordinator).  To apply or nominate a colleague for an award, visit PLA’s Web site at www.pla.org. PLA is a division of the American Library Association.

deadline extended 11/10/09

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ACRL RBMS Executive Committee (Rare Books and Manuscripts Section)

Discussion Regional Workshops Committee: final version of the charge

by Deborah J. Leslie on Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 11:43 am

The motion for creation of a Regional Workshops Committee has been carried, by poll [see Polls/Votes section for this Group]. One post-vote non-substantive correction has been made, replacing "listservs" with "electronic discussion lists."

RBMS Regional Workshops Committee

Charge: Responsible for initiating and coordinating a program for presenting RBMS preconference workshops throughout the year in regional settings.

The motion for creation of a Regional Workshops Committee has been carried, by poll [see Polls/Votes section for this Group]. One post-vote non-substantive correction has been made, replacing "listservs" with "electronic discussion lists."

RBMS Regional Workshops Committee

Charge: Responsible for initiating and coordinating a program for presenting RBMS preconference workshops throughout the year in regional settings.

Comment: This program is intended to take workshops presented at the RBMS preconference to a wider audience, with an optimal schedule of one in the fall and one in the spring in different areas of the country. The committee will:

  • Identify workshops, speakers/presenters, host institutions, and dates;
  • Coordinate workshop logistics;
  • Work with ACRL to develop budgets for the workshops; and
  • Publicize the workshops through the RBMS website and appropriate electronic discussion lists. 

Coordination: The committee is composed of two members nominated by the chair of the RBMS Membership & Professional Development Committee, one member nominated by the chair of the RBMS Budget & Development Committee, one member nominated by the chair of the Conference Development Committee, and one of the at-large members of the RBMS Executive Committee, along with any other members the vice-chair/chair-elect may wish to appoint. Regional Workshops Committee members who were nominated by other committee chairs will also serve as regular or ex officio members on those respective committees. The chair, appointed by the vice/chair-chair/elect, is normally expected to have had previous experience organizing regional workshops.

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ACRL RBMS Executive Committee (Rare Books and Manuscripts Section)

Discussion Draft charge: Regional Workshops Committee

by Deborah J. Leslie on Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 12:46 pm

Status: Draft; brought to the RBMS Executive Committee for a vote 2009 November 4


RBMS Regional Workshops Committee

Charge: Responsible for initiating and coordinating a program for presenting RBMS preconference workshops throughout the year in regional settings.

Comment: This program is intended to take workshops presented at the RBMS preconference to a wider audience, with an optimal schedule of one in the fall and one in the spring in different areas of the country. The committee will:

Status: Draft; brought to the RBMS Executive Committee for a vote 2009 November 4


RBMS Regional Workshops Committee

Charge: Responsible for initiating and coordinating a program for presenting RBMS preconference workshops throughout the year in regional settings.

Comment: This program is intended to take workshops presented at the RBMS preconference to a wider audience, with an optimal schedule of one in the fall and one in the spring in different areas of the country. The committee will:

  • Identify workshops, speakers/presenters, host institutions, and dates;
  • Coordinate workshop logistics;
  • Work with ACRL to develop budgets for the workshops; and
  • Publicize the workshops through the RBMS website and appropriate listservs. 

Coordination: The committee is composed of two members nominated by the chair of the RBMS Membership & Professional Development Committee, one member nominated by the chair of the RBMS Budget & Development Committee, one member nominated by the chair of the Conference Development Committee, and one of the at-large members of the RBMS Executive Committee, along with any other members the vice-chair/chair-elect may wish to appoint. Regional Workshops Committee members who were nominated by other committee chairs will also serve as regular or ex officio members on those respective committees. The chair, appointed by the vice/chair-chair/elect, is normally expected to have had previous experience organizing regional workshops.

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DEFUNCT Young Professionals Working Group

Discussion Brainstorming Introduction: Categories 1-4 (and None of the Above)

by Brett Bonfield on Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 02:26 pm

The Young Librarians Working Group had its first meeting as a full committee today, November 13, 2009. We decided to have an online brainstorming session, hosted here at ALA Connect. In order to help organize our ideas, we decided to try to brainstorm around the four activities that ALA Executive Board already approved.

We welcome all ideas. If possible, please try to catalog your idea within one of the four categories that have already been approved. If your idea doesn't fit into one of these categories, please post it in None of the Above.

The Young Librarians Working Group had its first meeting as a full committee today, November 13, 2009. We decided to have an online brainstorming session, hosted here at ALA Connect. In order to help organize our ideas, we decided to try to brainstorm around the four activities that ALA Executive Board already approved.

We welcome all ideas. If possible, please try to catalog your idea within one of the four categories that have already been approved. If your idea doesn't fit into one of these categories, please post it in None of the Above.

Here's the context. The four categories that have already been approved are bulleted:

The Task Force will identify strategies and actions for ALA, its offices, committees, divisions and round tables to be more responsive to the young librarians who will be its members and future leaders with a goal of increasing retention rates.     

The Task Force will develop a recommended plan of action with short, medium and long-term goals for ALA to better meet the needs of young librarians.

To do that the Task Force will:

  • Investigate what affiliates and other professional associations are doing to integrate young professionals into the profession and association
  • Collect/review data on what young librarians need from ALA
  • Review ALA activities underway that may address the needs of young librarians, such as electronic participation
  • Review how ALA divisions have reorganized to streamline processes; assess if this has resulted in improved involvement and retention of young librarians.

These strategies were drafted before the committee was formalized and should serve as examples, not requirements, for our activities. Please follow these links to share your ideas on the above strategies:

  • Category #1: Investigate what affiliates and other professional associations are doing to integrate young professionals into the profession and association
  • Category #2: Collect/review data on what young librarians need from ALA
  • Category #3: Review ALA activities underway that may address the needs of young librarians, such as electronic participation
  • Category #4: Review how ALA divisions have reorganized to streamline processes; assess if this has resulted in improved involvement and retention of young librarians
  • None of the Above

See also: Brainstorming Docs and Official Docs

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DEFUNCT Young Professionals Working Group

Discussion Brainstorming: None of the Above

by Brett Bonfield on Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 02:16 pm

This discussion thread is for ideas that are not closely connected to any of the following categories:

This discussion thread is for ideas that are not closely connected to any of the following categories:

  • Investigate what affiliates and other professional associations are doing to integrate young professionals into the profession and association
  • Collect/review data on what young librarians need from ALA
  • Review ALA activities underway that may address the needs of young librarians, such as electronic participation
  • Review how ALA divisions have reorganized to streamline processes; assess if this has resulted in improved involvement and retention of young librarians.

For additional context, please see: Brainstorming Introduction: Categories 1-4 (and None of the Above).

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DEFUNCT Young Professionals Working Group

Discussion Brainstorming Category #1: Borrowing ideas from affiliates and other professional associations

by Brett Bonfield on Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 02:00 pm

This discussion thread is for ideas that are closely connected to the following category:

Investigate what affiliates and other professional associations are doing to integrate young professionals into the profession and association.

For additional context, please see: Brainstorming Introduction: Categories 1-4 (and None of the Above).

Union Library Workers

Discussion Toronto Public Library Workers Union (TPLWU) ratify new collective agreement.

by Kathleen McCook on Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 01:32 pm

Toronto Public Library Workers Union (TPLWU) ratify new collective agreement.

November 12, 2009 04:19 PM

 

TORONTO, Ont. – The Toronto Public Library Workers Union (TPLWU) CUPE 4948 has ratified their first collective agreement.

Toronto Public Library Workers Union (TPLWU) ratify new collective agreement.

November 12, 2009 04:19 PM

 

TORONTO, Ont. – The Toronto Public Library Workers Union (TPLWU) CUPE 4948 has ratified their first collective agreement.

“We negotiated a settlement that addressed all of our main issues:  full-time jobs, fairness to part-time workers, the quality of public library services and career development opportunities; and, health and safety concerns around violence in the workplace,” said Maureen O’Reilly, chair of the bargaining committee.
 
“In addition we were able to achieve historic gains in the area of pregnancy and parental leave and a more equitable share of benefits costs for our part-time workers.  These gains are especially significant for a female dominated workplace with a bargaining unit of almost 50 per cent part-time workers.” 
 
The 96 per cent ratification vote supports and recognizes those achievements.
 
"This agreement will provide a strong base for all public library workers across Ontario, and indeed Canada, to move forward with their concerns and get them addressed,” O’Reilly continued. “This will result in a better library service in all of our communities which is so vital for so many Canadians today."

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Virtual Communities and Libraries

Event Information Literacy Panel on ALA Island TODAY, Nov 13, 2009, at 12:00 pm PST/SLT -- "Web 2.0 Approaches to IL (Information Literacy)"

by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 01:00 pm

Information Literacy Panel & Exhibit 2009 by ACRL in SL

ACRL in SL area on ALA Island (56, 191, 29) -- http://slurl.com/secondlife/ALA%20Island/56/191/29/

Information Literacy Panel on 11/13/2009 at 12:00 pm SLT/PST -- "Web 2.0 Approaches to IL"

Information Literacy Panel & Exhibit 2009 by ACRL in SL

ACRL in SL area on ALA Island (56, 191, 29) -- http://slurl.com/secondlife/ALA%20Island/56/191/29/

Information Literacy Panel on 11/13/2009 at 12:00 pm SLT/PST -- "Web 2.0 Approaches to IL"

MLIS students from the University of Hawaii present a panel of information literacy librarians discussing new IL approaches using Web 2.0 technologies, includes an exhibit of ACRL Information Literacy Standards.

Moderator: Alexandria Knight (Esther Grassian, UCLA)

Panelists: Sheila Yoshikawa (Sheila Webber, U. Sheffield, UK), Buk Binder (Marsha Schnirring), Occidental College Robin Ashford (Robin Mochi), George Fox University Beth Kraemer (Alice Burgess) University of Kentucky

November 13, Noon-1pm PST/SLT

Information Literacy Week in Second Life 2009
http://infolit-week-in-sl.ning.com

Info from Group Notice by Adra Letov

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Second Life Users Group

Event Information Literacy Panel on ALA Island TODAY, Nov 13, 2009, at 12:00 pm PST/SLT -- "Web 2.0 Approaches to IL (Information Literacy)"

by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 01:00 pm

Information Literacy Panel & Exhibit 2009 by ACRL in SL

ACRL in SL area on ALA Island (56, 191, 29) -- http://slurl.com/secondlife/ALA%20Island/56/191/29/

Information Literacy Panel on 11/13/2009 at 12:00 pm SLT/PST -- "Web 2.0 Approaches to IL"

Information Literacy Panel & Exhibit 2009 by ACRL in SL

ACRL in SL area on ALA Island (56, 191, 29) -- http://slurl.com/secondlife/ALA%20Island/56/191/29/

Information Literacy Panel on 11/13/2009 at 12:00 pm SLT/PST -- "Web 2.0 Approaches to IL"

MLIS students from the University of Hawaii present a panel of information literacy librarians discussing new IL approaches using Web 2.0 technologies, includes an exhibit of ACRL Information Literacy Standards.

Moderator: Alexandria Knight (Esther Grassian, UCLA)

Panelists: Sheila Yoshikawa (Sheila Webber, U. Sheffield, UK), Buk Binder (Marsha Schnirring), Occidental College Robin Ashford (Robin Mochi), George Fox University Beth Kraemer (Alice Burgess) University of Kentucky

November 13, Noon-1pm PST/SLT

Information Literacy Week in Second Life 2009
http://infolit-week-in-sl.ning.com

Info from Group Notice by Adra Letov

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Virtual Worlds Interest Group (ACRL)

Event Information Literacy Panel on ALA Island TODAY, Nov 13, 2009, at 12:00 pm PST/SLT -- "Web 2.0 Approaches to IL (Information Literacy)"

by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 01:00 pm

Information Literacy Panel & Exhibit 2009 by ACRL in SL

ACRL in SL area on ALA Island (56, 191, 29) -- http://slurl.com/secondlife/ALA%20Island/56/191/29/

Information Literacy Panel on 11/13/2009 at 12:00 pm SLT/PST -- "Web 2.0 Approaches to IL"

Information Literacy Panel & Exhibit 2009 by ACRL in SL

ACRL in SL area on ALA Island (56, 191, 29) -- http://slurl.com/secondlife/ALA%20Island/56/191/29/

Information Literacy Panel on 11/13/2009 at 12:00 pm SLT/PST -- "Web 2.0 Approaches to IL"

MLIS students from the University of Hawaii present a panel of information literacy librarians discussing new IL approaches using Web 2.0 technologies, includes an exhibit of ACRL Information Literacy Standards.

Moderator: Alexandria Knight (Esther Grassian, UCLA)

Panelists: Sheila Yoshikawa (Sheila Webber, U. Sheffield, UK), Buk Binder (Marsha Schnirring), Occidental College Robin Ashford (Robin Mochi), George Fox University Beth Kraemer (Alice Burgess) University of Kentucky

November 13, Noon-1pm PST/SLT

Information Literacy Week in Second Life 2009
http://infolit-week-in-sl.ning.com

Info from Group Notice by Adra Letov

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