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Discussion Intro

by Stephanie Henderson on Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 10:51 am

I created this group to see if I'm the only one who is obsessed with WoW. I'm an 80 Night Elf Druid (among other things).

 

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LHRT (Library History Round Table)

Event LHRT Executive Committee Meeting

by Bernadette Lear on Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 06:19 am

The Executive Committee of the Library History Round Table (LHRT) will be meeting in Boston on Sunday, January 17th, at 8:00 a.m (at the Boston Park Plaza, "White Hill" room).  This is an important business meeting, since we will be approving our 2010-2011 budget, discussing some proposed changes to our existing bylaws, and making decisions about other efforts of the round table. 

We regret that LHRT cannot afford teleconferencing equipment to enable members to participate remotely. But I encourage you to provide input on any of the issues we will be discussing.

The Executive Committee of the Library History Round Table (LHRT) will be meeting in Boston on Sunday, January 17th, at 8:00 a.m (at the Boston Park Plaza, "White Hill" room).  This is an important business meeting, since we will be approving our 2010-2011 budget, discussing some proposed changes to our existing bylaws, and making decisions about other efforts of the round table. 

We regret that LHRT cannot afford teleconferencing equipment to enable members to participate remotely. But I encourage you to provide input on any of the issues we will be discussing.

Attached to this message, you will find a compilation of all our officers' and committee chairs' reports, a preliminary meeting agenda, and a list of "motions" that the Executive Committee hopes to vote upon. Although the Executive Committee (composed of LHRT's Chair, Vice-Chair, immediate past Chair, Secretary/Treasurer, S/T-Elect, immediate Past S/T, and Members-at-Large) will have the final say in which of these measures move forward, we welcome all LHRT members' feedback. You can contact me (BAL19@psu.edu), and I will forward or represent your concerns to the rest of the Committee.

If you are planning to attend the meeting, please read the documents AHEAD of time. Given the packed agenda, officers will not have time to deliver substantial oral reports. All attendees are expected to be familiar with the reports and the proposed motions. Bring your marked-up copies (or comments) so we can dive right into action!  :)

The materials will be made available on ALA Connect (http://connect.ala.org) and LHRT's web site. They are currently in PDF format, but I can send you other formats -- just ask. If you wish more detailed information about LHRT's current and proposed operating budgets, let me know and I will ask our Treasurer, Lorna Peterson, to send them to you.

I wish you safe travels to Boston -- and to *anywhere* you may be traveling during this unusually cold and snowy winter. Thank you for supporting LHRT!

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LHRT Officers (Library History Round Table)

Event LHRT Executive Committee Meeting

by Bernadette Lear on Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 06:15 am

The Executive Committee of the Library History Round Table (LHRT) will be meeting in Boston on Sunday, January 17th, at 8:00 a.m (at the Boston Park Plaza, "White Hill" room).  This is an important business meeting, since we will be approving our 2010-2011 budget, discussing some proposed changes to our existing bylaws, and making decisions about other efforts of the round table. 

We regret that LHRT cannot afford teleconferencing equipment to enable members to participate remotely. But I encourage you to provide input on any of the issues we will be discussing.

The Executive Committee of the Library History Round Table (LHRT) will be meeting in Boston on Sunday, January 17th, at 8:00 a.m (at the Boston Park Plaza, "White Hill" room).  This is an important business meeting, since we will be approving our 2010-2011 budget, discussing some proposed changes to our existing bylaws, and making decisions about other efforts of the round table. 

We regret that LHRT cannot afford teleconferencing equipment to enable members to participate remotely. But I encourage you to provide input on any of the issues we will be discussing.

Attached to this message, you will find a compilation of all our officers' and committee chairs' reports, a preliminary meeting agenda, and a list of "motions" that the Executive Committee hopes to vote upon. Although the Executive Committee (composed of LHRT's Chair, Vice-Chair, immediate past Chair, Secretary/Treasurer, S/T-Elect, immediate Past S/T, and Members-at-Large) will have the final say in which of these measures move forward, we welcome all LHRT members' feedback. You can contact me (BAL19@psu.edu), and I will forward or represent your concerns to the rest of the Committee.

If you are planning to attend the meeting, please read the documents AHEAD of time. Given the packed agenda, officers will not have time to deliver substantial oral reports. All attendees are expected to be familiar with the reports and the proposed motions. Bring your marked-up copies (or comments) so we can dive right into action!  :)

The materials will be made available on ALA Connect (http://connect.ala.org) and LHRT's web site. They are currently in PDF format, but I can send you other formats -- just ask. If you wish more detailed information about LHRT's current and proposed operating budgets, let me know and I will ask our Treasurer, Lorna Peterson, to send them to you.

I wish you safe travels to Boston -- and to *anywhere* you may be traveling during this unusually cold and snowy winter. Thank you for supporting LHRT!

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Library Storage Discussion Group (LLAMA - Library Leadership & Management Association)

Discussion Library Storage Discussion Group - Midwinter Meeting Agenda

by James Galbraith (non-member) on Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 04:48 pm

Dear LLAMA Storage Group Members,

Our midwinter meeting is scheduled for Sunday, January 17 from 10:30 – noon in the Boston Convention and Exhibit Center - Room 207. With the assistance of others, I’ve put together a draft agenda for the meeting:

Dear LLAMA Storage Group Members,

Our midwinter meeting is scheduled for Sunday, January 17 from 10:30 – noon in the Boston Convention and Exhibit Center - Room 207. With the assistance of others, I’ve put together a draft agenda for the meeting:

  1. Introductions
  2. Discussion of group communications
  3. Round-Robin, Updates from members of the Discussion Group
  4. Collection Storage in a Period of Economic Uncertainty: How is the current financial situation impacting your library? Do you have strategies for dealing with fiscal uncertainty?
  5. Other Discussion topics.
  6. Planning a program for ALA Annual

This agenda is a draft, please feel free to suggest other discussion topics or specific issues you would like to address on the economic situation.

Thank you for your patience, I look forward to seeing all of you in Boston.

Best regards,

 Jim Galbraith

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Library Storage Discussion Group (LLAMA - Library Leadership & Management Association)

Event Library Storage Discussion Group Midwinter Meeting

by James Galbraith (non-member) on Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 04:46 pm

Dear LLAMA Storage Group Members,

Our midwinter meeting is scheduled for Sunday, January 17 from 10:30 – noon in the Boston Convention and Exhibit Center - Room 207. With the assistance of others, I’ve put together a draft agenda for the meeting:

Dear LLAMA Storage Group Members,

Our midwinter meeting is scheduled for Sunday, January 17 from 10:30 – noon in the Boston Convention and Exhibit Center - Room 207. With the assistance of others, I’ve put together a draft agenda for the meeting:

  1. Introductions
  2. Discussion of Group Communications
  3. Round-Robin, Updates from members of the Discussion Group
  4. Collection Storage in a Period of Economic Uncertainty: How is the current financial situation impacting your library? Do you have strategies for dealing with fiscal uncertainty?
  5. Planning a program for ALA Annual

This agenda is a draft, please feel free to suggest other discussion topics or specific issues you would like to address on the economic situation.

I look forward to seeing all of you in Boston.

Best regards,

 Jim Galbraith

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ALA 2015 Environmental Scan

Discussion South Dakota Library Association Planning Forum

by Donald Wood (staff) on Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 11:17 am

Input from the library community in South Dakota on where ALA should focus efforts the next five years.

Dance Librarians Discussion Group (ACRL Arts)

Cover of "The Evolution of Aesthetic and Expressive Dance in Boston" by Jody Weber

by Helice Koffler on Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 10:58 am

Please join us at the Dance Librarians Discussion Group meeting in Boston.  In addition to time for discussion topics, we are fortunate to be joined by Dr. Jody Weber, author of the recent book, The Evolution of Aesthetic and Expressive Dance in Boston (Cambria Press, 2009).

Please join us at the Dance Librarians Discussion Group meeting in Boston.  In addition to time for discussion topics, we are fortunate to be joined by Dr. Jody Weber, author of the recent book, The Evolution of Aesthetic and Expressive Dance in Boston (Cambria Press, 2009).

Dr. Weber’s research for the book “explores the regional revolutionaries who advocated for physical activity and self expression for women in the latter part of the nineteenth century. As new systems developed and took root, they created fertile ground for the ‘barefoot’ dance introduced by the Italian Braggiotti sisters in 1919. Just ten years later, Boston produced some of America’s most dedicated dance educators whose work influenced the national and international dance scene. Dancers such as Jan Veen and Miriam Winslow were able to articulate their vision for a bold new form of dance training that incorporated the best ideas from available techniques and contemporary thought.  Their national tours influenced small communities that were often overlooked by New York’s professional community, providing a grassroots exposure to the developing form of modern dance.  Through their efforts to educate both dancers and audience members, Boston’s modern dance community contributed to the growth of modern dance both regionally and nationally.”

Jody Weber is Assistant Professor of Dance at Bridgewater State College. She holds a Ph D from Boston University, an MA from American University, and a BFA from SUNY Purchase. Dr. Weber’s research has been presented through the Dance History Scholars Conference and the Hall of Black Achievement at Bridgewater State College. She also worked on the Boston Dance History Survey Project through the Boston Dance Alliance that established the foundation to build an archive on local dance history. Dr. Weber is also the Artistic Director of Weber Dance, a contemporary dance company based in Boston, Massachusetts.

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ALCTS

Discussion ALCTS Highlights from Upcoming ALA Midwinter

by Charles Wilt on Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 09:46 am

ALCTS has a wide array of informative and interesting forums and interest group discussion at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston next week.  Here are just a few of those.

 

Charles Wilt

ALCTS Executive Director

New Members Discussion Group (ACRL)

Discussion Join us at Midwinter!

by Linda Hofschire on Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 12:20 am

Going to Midwinter? Join us for the ACRL New Members Discussion Group:

Date: Saturday, January 16, 2010
Time: 10:30-12:00pm
Location: Westin Copley Place - Essex Center
10 Huntington Ave

http://ala.org/ala/conferencesevents/upcoming/midwinter/2010/ALA_Boston_Hotelmap_FINAL.pdf

Our topic is "Incorporating Technology Tools in Library Instruction." We will hear from three presenters:

Going to Midwinter? Join us for the ACRL New Members Discussion Group:

Date: Saturday, January 16, 2010
Time: 10:30-12:00pm
Location: Westin Copley Place - Essex Center
10 Huntington Ave

http://ala.org/ala/conferencesevents/upcoming/midwinter/2010/ALA_Boston_Hotelmap_FINAL.pdf

Our topic is "Incorporating Technology Tools in Library Instruction." We will hear from three presenters:

  • Bohyun Kim 
    Technology Instruction: Challenges and Lessons from a Web Services/Technology Librarian’s Experience
    Digital Access Librarian
    Florida International University Medical Library
  • Rachel Slough
    Hot Starts for Hot Shots: Using Technology to Start Instruction 
    Graduate Assistant for Teaching & Learning, MLS Candidate
    Indiana University
  • Felicia A. Smith, MLIS 
    A Day in the “Second Life” of Students 
    Outreach Librarian 
    University of Notre Dame

We will also have time to share experiences and lessons learned, and to discuss your questions about library instruction. We
meet twice a year--at both ALA conferences--to chat about whatever is on our minds. It's an opportunity for networking and a friendly place to ask any questions you have about succeeding in academic libraries.

 

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