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ACRL EBSS (Education and Behavioral Sciences Section)

Online Doc 2010 Midwinter Meeting EBSS Instruction for Educators Committee Agenda

by Kate Zoellner on Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 03:47 pm

Attached is the agenda for the EBSS Instruction for Educators Committee virtual meeting that took place December 10, 2009.

ACRL EBSS (Education and Behavioral Sciences Section)

Online Doc 2010 Midwinter Meeting EBSS Instruction for Educators Committee Minutes

by Kate Zoellner on Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 03:47 pm

Attached are the minutes from the EBSS Instruction for Educators Committee virtual meeting that took place December 10, 2009.

ACRL STS (Science and Technology Section)

Online Doc STS Midwinter 2010 Events Flyer

by Kara Whatley on Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 02:54 pm

                                                                                                                 

 

ACRL Science & Technology Section

ALA Midwinter 2010

January 15-19, Boston, Massachusetts

                                                                                                                 

 

ACRL Science & Technology Section

ALA Midwinter 2010

January 15-19, Boston, Massachusetts

 

E-Scholarship Tools for Science Librarians

Hot Topics Discussion Group

Saturday, January 16, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Intercontinental Boston, Room: Rose Kennedy I/II 

 

To spark the conversation we will start with a presentation from William Mischo & Mary Schlembach, Grainger Engineering Library Information Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

 

The University of Illinois Library has developed a suite of e-scholarship support services and tools that are centered on individual faculty and research group personalized information interest profiles (PIPs). The PIPs for researchers and research group are derived from publication, citation, research grant, and award information taken from the literature, faculty web sites, and custom research management databases. The prototype e-scholarship sites contain: faculty publication lists with direct links to full-text articles and citing articles; on-the-fly generated links to Google News articles of interest to the scholar/group; customized pre-stored federated search links—derived from PIP information—that perform literature searches across relevant article, book, and report databases; and a tool that inserts DOIs into End-Note files.

 

 

 

The E-Book Transition: Collaborations and Innovations behind Open-Access Monographs

SPARC/ACRL Forum on Open Access Monographs

Saturday, January 16, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Sheraton Boston, Back Bay Ballroom A/B

The market-based business model for scholarly monographs, long under pressure due to decreased library purchasing, must now accommodate a transition to ebooks. Many non-profit publishers, including university presses, are actively exploring new publishing models to support scholarly monographs, including open-access distribution and collaborative initiatives with university libraries. This forum will feature three pioneering initiatives to deliver free online access to scholarly monographs, and will highlight opportunities for libraries to support innovations in this important area.

This forum will also feature an experimental new, interactive format that integrates the type of robust and engaging discussion typical of the ACRL Sunday discussion group. Following the presentations, participants will be invited to connect in smaller groups and consider specific questions on how open-access monographs figure in their local campus collections and scholarly communication programs.  This forum will be available via SPARC video-cast at a later date. For more information, visit the SPARC Web site at http://www.arl.org/sparc.

 

 

 

The Future of Science and Technology Indexing/Abstracting Sources : Are We Driving Them to Extinction?

Publisher/Vendor Relations Discussion Group

Sunday, January 17, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Room 253A

 

With the ongoing funding dilemma facing libraries, trimming the acquisitions budget has become a common activity.  Cancellation decisions may be influencing the development and continued existence of the standard bibliographic tool, the indexing/abstracting database.  Are these databases being cancelled in favor of full-text sources?   Will libraries turn to fee-based products, paying for articles as needed?  What are the societies and vendors of traditional indexing databases doing to survive this rough economic period?  Darla Kremer (American Mathematical Society), Karen Berryman (INSPEC), and Julia Gelfand (University of California-Irvine Libraries) will address these issues from their perspective and will set the background for an informative audience discussion.

 

 

Helping Researchers Manage Data

STS Continuing Education Discussion Group

Sunday, January 17th, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Westin Copley Place, Baltic

 

Interested in learning how you can help campus researchers manage their data? Join our guests, MIT librarians Katherine McNeill, Anne Graham and Amy Stout, in a discussion about the practical ways in which the MIT Libraries are helping researchers manage data. Learn about their experiences working with faculty - and bring your problems, questions, and ideas to this group discussion.

 

 

 

Science Librarians’ Dinner
 Sunday, January 17, 6:00 pm
Channel Cafe

300 Summer St., Boston, MA

http://www.channel-cafe.com/

617-426-0695

 

Our friends at IOP Publishing have graciously offered their support to the STS once again by hosting a reception exclusively for our section.  Join your fellow STS members for an evening reception with a buffet, a cash bar, and enjoyable conversation.  The reception is restricted to STS members, and registration (by Dec. 30) is required.  Please direct any questions to Denise Bennett, dbennett@ufl.edu.

 

The STS is most grateful to IOP Publishing (http://ioppublishing.org) for their continued support of our section.

 

STS Field Trip – Harvard Museum of Natural History

Monday, January 18, 11:00am
26 Oxford Street Cambridge, MA 02138
http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/  

Join us for a visit to the Harvard Museum of Natural History. The Harvard Museum of Natural History was established in 1998 as the public face of three research museums: the Museum of Comparative Zoology, the Harvard University Herbaria, and the Mineralogical and Geological Museum.  Exhibits include the Hall of Mammals, South American Animals, Indo-Asian Birds & Animals, the Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Flowers, Climate Change: Our Global Experiment, and many more (http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/on_exhibit.html).

Contact Beth Thomsett-Scott via email beth.thomsett-scott@unt.edu  or call 940-369-6437/940-435-2382 for advance registration ($8)  by January 10. You can also decide to come along up to the day of the trip.

Directions:  From the convention center, head Northwest on Summer Street and walk (0.7 mile) to South Station to get on the subway.  From South Station, take the Red Line (direction: Alewife) to the Harvard Square station (approx 13 minutes). Walk through Harvard Yard and down Oxford Street one block. The Harvard Museum of Natural History is the large brick building on your right, just a six minute walk from Harvard Square.

If you are interested in sharing a cab to the Museum, we’ll be setting up “meeting points” at both the Convention Center and the Hyatt for those attending the STS Council meeting.  More details to follow…

 

 

 

STS Meetings Schedule

 

STS Council I                                                                         1/15/2010 Fri 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM    Hyatt Regency Boston in Martha's Vineyard

 

STS Oberly Committee (CLOSED)                                    1/16/2010 Sat 8:00am – 10:00am    Hyatt Regency Boston in Cambridge

 

STS Nominating 2011Committee (CLOSED)                    1/16/2010 Sat 8:00am – 10:00am    Boston Park Plaza in Cambridge

 

STS Research Committee (CLOSED)                               1/16/2010 Sat 10:30am - 12:00pm    Boston Park Plaza in Berkeley 

 

STS All Committees Meeting*                                             1/16/2010 Sat 10:30am - 12:00pm    Intercontinental Boston in Rose Kennedy I/II

*Includes: Continuing Education, Government Information, Information Literacy, Liaisons, Assessment, Membership and Recruitment, Organization and Planning, Publications, Subject and Bibliographic Access to Science Materials, and STS Discussion Groups.

 

STS Conference Program Planning 2010                           1/16/2010 Sat 4:00pm - 5:30pm    Boston Park Plaza in Alcott

 

STS Conference Program Planning 2011                            1/16/2010 Sat 4:00pm - 5:30pm    Boston Park Plaza in Constitution

 

STS All Task Forces Meeting*                                            1/17/2010 Sun 8:00am – 10:00am    Hyatt Regency Boston in Grand Ballroom A

*Includes: Awards, Virtual Participation, Liaison Roles, Open Access.

 

STS Council II                                                                       1/18/2010 Mon 8:00am - 10:00am    Hyatt Regency Boston in Martha's Vineyard

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Diversity Officers' Discussion Group (LLAMA - Library Leadership & Management Association)

Discussion Diversity Officer's Discussion Group

by Charlene Maxey-Harris on Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 02:41 pm

LLAMA Diversity Officers' Discussion Group will meet Saturday, January 16th, 8 a.m. at the InterContinental--Dartmouth Rm.  Please join us!

--Charlene Maxey-Harris, U. of Nebraska-Lincoln, Co-Chair

ALA Training, Orientation, and Leadership Development (TOLD)

Discussion TOLD Midwinter Meeting Agenda

by Teri Switzer on Mon, Jan 4, 2010 at 02:27 pm

Happy New Year, TOLD Members!

I hope this finds you getting organized for the ALA midwinter meeting - and getting back into the swing of things after the holidays. 

Attached you will find our meeting agenda and several documents that we will discuss.  Please let me know if you are unable to join us.  See you next week!

Best,

Teri Switzer

Chair, Training, Orientation and Leadership Development Committee

ACRL EBSS Reference Sources and Services Committee (Educational and Behavioral Sciences Section)

Event Midwinter Virtual Meeting

by Pam Werre on Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 01:44 pm

Agenda

1. Welcome and Introductions

2. Approve Committee Minutes from Annual 2009 mtg. (available on ALA Connect)

3.  Prioritize Projects

* Statistical Directory for Education & Social Sciences Librarians wiki (http://wikis.ala.org/acrl/index.php/A_Statistical_Directory_for_Education_%26_Social_Science_Librarians)

Agenda

1. Welcome and Introductions

2. Approve Committee Minutes from Annual 2009 mtg. (available on ALA Connect)

3.  Prioritize Projects

* Statistical Directory for Education & Social Sciences Librarians wiki (http://wikis.ala.org/acrl/index.php/A_Statistical_Directory_for_Education_%26_Social_Science_Librarians)

* Institutional Rankings Bibliography
(http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0Advxcj28L45DZGYyZGc2eDVfNWY4dzNza2hq&hl=en)

* Education Librarian's Toolbox (http://ebssreference.googlepages.com/home)

*  Selected Testing and Assessment Tools in the Public Domain
(http://sites.google.com/site/ebsstests/home)

4. Updating and maintenance of ongoing projects

5.  Potential committee projects--brainstorm ideas

6. Other Business

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ALA Connect Help

Online Doc Frequently Asked Questions about "Groups" in ALA Connect

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 01:26 pm
  1. What are "ALA groups?"
  2. What are "member communities?"
  3. What is the difference between "ALA groups" and "member communities?"
  4. How do I join an "ALA group?"
  5. How do I join a "member community?"
  6. How do I leave an "ALA group?"
  7. How do I leave a "member community?"
  8. Can I observe what an ALA group is doing without joining the group?
  9. I'm supposed to be part of a specific ALA group, but I can't access it or post anything to it. What do I do?
  10. Don't see your question listed here? Contact us for an answer.

  1. What are "ALA groups?"
    "ALA groups" are formal entities within ALA's structure and are represented in the ALA Handbook of Organization to coordinate and accomplish the work of the Association. These include committees, divisions, sections, round tables, task forces, and other working groups. In the context of ALA Connect, this also includes major events such as the Midwinter Meeting, Annual Conference, division conferences, national institutes, and other venues that participants pay money to attend.

    Another way to think of "ALA groups" is as any member affiliation we track in our membership database (known as "iMIS"). If you pay dues to join it, if you're elected or appointed to it, or if we otherwise track that you're part of something, then it's listed in our membership database and in turn, here in Connect as an "ALA group." Therefore, all active "ALA groups" have rosters, which display accurately, in real-time in Connect.

    As a committee member, you cannot leave a committee in ALA Connect. You first have to be removed from the committee's roster in our membership database. Please contact your committee's staff liaison to remove yourself from a committee.

    Divisions, sections, and round tables are also formal "ALA groups." You will appear as a member of one of these ALA groups in Connect if you have paid dues to join them. Continued membership in the division, section, or round table in Connect is dependent on renewing your membership with that group. You can renew your ALA membership on our website.

     

  2. What are "member communities?"
    "Member communities" are the opposite of formal "ALA groups." They're informal communities that anyone can join based on interest. They can be communities of practice dedicated to a specific topic (e.g., interlibrary loan, knitting, etc.) or they can be a loose collection of people who form their own personal learning network as needed on an ad-hoc basis (e.g., folks who want to learn about podcasting this month). There is no formal roster, and the group might live on forever or dissolve itself next year. It needs no formal approval from ALA, as long as it does not violate the User Guidelines.

    Any ALA member can start a new community. Please note that ALA does track new communities as they are created, but you can create ones for almost any topic as long as you don't violate our User Guidelines. ALA reserves the right to remove any communities that do not meet those guidelines.

     

  3. What is the difference between "ALA groups" and "member communities?"
    "ALA groups" are working groups or membership affiliations listed in the ALA Handbook of Organizations, while "member communities" are informal interest groups that members form outside of the formal structure of ALA. If you paid money to join it, it's an "ALA group." If you joined a loose community of members who just want to talk about a specific subject, it's probably a "member community." "ALA groups" have labels such as committee, division, event, section, and round table, while "member communities" are labeled as "community."

     

  4. How do I join an "ALA group?"
    Your membership in a committee, division, event, section, or round table comes from our membership database, not from Connect. If you want to join a committee, task force, or other working group, you need to volunteer and be appointed to it. To join a division, section, or round table, you need to formally join it and pay dues via our website. To join an event in Connect, you need to register for it via our website. Once your membership record is updated with your new affiliation, you will see it appear here in Connect when you log in. If you've joined a new ALA group and don't see it listed in Connect, try logging out of Connect and then logging in again. You should see your new group appear within one minute of logging in. If you encounter problems with this process, please don't hesitate to contact us.

     

  5. How do I join a "member community?"
    If the community is open to new members, you'll see a "Join" button in the right-hand column. If the group's owner has to approve your request to join, you'll see a "Request Membership" button in the right-hand column. Just click on that button and follow the prompts to send the group admin a request to join.

     

  6. How do I leave an "ALA group?"
    Because ALA Connect synchronizes information directly from ALA's membership database, you can't leave a formal "ALA group" from within Connect. If you no longer wish to be part of a committee, division, event, round table, section, or task force, contact the group's staff liaison or ALA's Customer Service Department. We have to change your status in the membership database, and then the change will appear in Connect.

     

  7. How do I leave a "member community?"
    ALA Connect's "member communities" don't synchronize with our membership database, because anyone can join them. If you visit a community's home page, you should see a link in the right-hand column that says, "Email preferences/Leave group." If you follow that link, you'll go to a page with an option to "Leave this Group."

     

  8. Can I observe what an ALA group or member community is doing without joining it?
    Yes! You can read and sometimes even comment on any material marked as "public" from any ALA group. You can observe the public output of the group by visiting the group's home page on a regular basis or subscribing to its RSS feed (look for the orange RSS icon example RSS icon width= at the bottom of the group's home page).

     

  9. I'm supposed to be part of a specific ALA group, but I can't access it or post anything to it. What do I do?
    Since your ALA affiliations come directly from our membership database, we'll need to check there to see what the problem is. Your best bet is to contact the group's admin as listed on the member roster (follow the link in the right-hand column of the group's home page). That person will be able to provide you with the most direct help, but if that doesn't work, feel free to contact us for further help.
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ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Discussion ACRL Board open mic session will be 1/16/2010 from 5:00-5:30 p.m.

by Katharine Coombes (staff) on Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 11:46 am

The ACRL Board of Directors meeting from 1:30-5:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, in the Provincetown room of the Marriott Copley Place, includes an open microphone period from 5:00-5:30 p.m. as an opportunity for members to address the Board.  All guests planning to address the Board are asked to arrive by 5:00 p.m. 

The Board agenda and documents are available in Connect at http://connect.ala.org/node/90449. Feel free to post a comment in Connect if you are unable to attend the open mic session at Midwinter in Boston.

The ACRL Board of Directors meeting from 1:30-5:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, in the Provincetown room of the Marriott Copley Place, includes an open microphone period from 5:00-5:30 p.m. as an opportunity for members to address the Board.  All guests planning to address the Board are asked to arrive by 5:00 p.m. 

The Board agenda and documents are available in Connect at http://connect.ala.org/node/90449. Feel free to post a comment in Connect if you are unable to attend the open mic session at Midwinter in Boston.

Note: the open mic period cannot be used to request that the Board take an immediate action. The upcoming document deadlines for items for full Board consideration include:

  • February 19, 2010 for the 2010 Spring Executive Committee meeting agenda
  • May 28, 2010 for the 2010 Annual Conference meeting agenda
  • September 24, 2010 for the Fall Executive Committee meeting agenda.

Board action forms are available on the “forms page” of the ACRL Web site at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/resources/forms/forms.cfm.  Please submit action items via e-mail to both Mary Ellen Davis (mdavis@ala.org) and Katie Coombes (kcoombes@ala.org).  Electronic submission of all documents is required.

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ACRL EBSS (Education and Behavioral Sciences Section)

Online Doc Working in your group's ALA Connect space

by EBSS Admin (non-member) on Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 11:27 am

Organize your committee's ALA Connect group space to make it work for your committee's needs.  Create "categories" that can be used to group like items.  Learn how to post your committee's meeting agendas and minutes. 

Use the ALA Connect Help pages to find additional useful information about using ALA Connect. 

Please contact the EBSS Web Manager if you would like to see additional ALA Connect Materials posted here.

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