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ACRL EBSS ERIC Users Committee (Education and Behavioral Sciences Section)

Discussion EBSS ERIC Users 2010 Virtual Meeting Minutes

by Lesley Farmer on Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 11:25 am

EBSS ERIC USERS COMMITTEE VIRTUAL MEETING MINUTES    DEC.18, 2009

 

Present: Sarah Baker, Jeris Cssel, Mary Cassner, Lesley Farmer, Margaret Gregor, Dana Nancy DuPree

Excused: Barbara Alderman, Gail Egbers

ERIC/NLE representatives: Christina Dunn, Larry Henry, Pete Dagutis, Cheryl

 

                The meeting was convened at noon on Tapped In, and transferred to a telephone conference call facilitated by Christina Dunn.

                The group members introduced themselves.

EBSS ERIC USERS COMMITTEE VIRTUAL MEETING MINUTES    DEC.18, 2009

 

Present: Sarah Baker, Jeris Cssel, Mary Cassner, Lesley Farmer, Margaret Gregor, Dana Nancy DuPree

Excused: Barbara Alderman, Gail Egbers

ERIC/NLE representatives: Christina Dunn, Larry Henry, Pete Dagutis, Cheryl

 

                The meeting was convened at noon on Tapped In, and transferred to a telephone conference call facilitated by Christina Dunn.

                The group members introduced themselves.

                The agenda and minutes were approved as read.

                Lesley reviewed the group’s charge.

                The pre-existing ERIC contractors have been selected to maintain ERIC for another five years. The selection process began a little late, but was successful. Details about the contract’s scope of service can be found at http://www.fbogov. Having to select a contractor every five years impedes progress; a ten-year contract would result in more effectiveness. It was M/S/P that that the committee would contact the ALA DC office to suggest that their lobbyists contact Congress in support of lengthening the contract time.

                Since the contract was renewed, the staff have processed and published ERIC documents. They will give details of their recent work at ALA mid-winter: January 16 at 8am in CC162AB, and at the EBSS ERIC Forum January 17 at 10:30am in CC258AB. Margaret will represent the committee at the Saturday event, and Sarah will represent the committee on Sunday. Lesley will develop a flyer for Margaret to disseminate at mid-winter. Sarah will convene the Forum, which will have this agenda: introduction, presentation, member issues.

                The same events will be scheduled at ALA annual conference in DC. The agendas will also be the same. Christina Dunn volunteered to sponsor an open house at the National Library of Education (NLE) on Monday from 4:30 to 6:30. The ERIC User committee and other EBSS committee will be invited. Christina will check details, and report results to Lesley. Jeris will be the point person for the invitation list, which she will then send to Christina.

                Christina Dunn shared National Library of Education news.

  • NLE is partnering with other federal agencies to develop a database of science education resources (http://scienceeducation.gov). The committee was encouraged to provide feedback about this beta version, which should be finalized in June.
  • NLE provides virtual reference service for the IES regional offices and for the internal agenda offices. The service is separated between the two groups, which facilitates evaluation. IES regional offices need to publicize the library services more; virtual reference services are heavily used in-house. 
  • NLE has two librarians and several other contracted staff (also five-year contracts) who do must of the work.
  • NLE’s program of disseminating non-selected donations is very successful; over 90% of the items were sent to requesting libraries around the nation.
  • Dana asked about the NLE’s collection of state documents; Christina encourages people sending lists of relevant materials.

                Several issues about ERIC were discussed.

  • The identifier field is associated with geography, legislation and tests. The authority files are in-house use only.
  • ERIC welcomes feedback, such as ERIC errors that are found.
  • No new vendor partnerships have been formed lately; the most recent was H W. Wilson a year and a half ago. Some groups, such as universities, may license the database for their internal use.
  • Little progress has been made on the peer-review initiative, mainly because of other service demands. Nevertheless, Christina Dunn is open to suggestions for new initiatives and will explore their possibilities.

                The group liked the virtual meeting. Some members had no preference between Tapped In or the phone format; Tapped In archives the discussion, but the phone facilitates in-depth discussion.

                The meeting was adjourned at 1:10pm.

 

Respectfully submitted, Lesley Farmer

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ALCTS Program Committee (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)

Discussion ALCTS Program Committee Appointment Schedule ALA MidWinter 2010

by Joyce McDonough on Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 11:01 am

The attached spreadsheet notes the folks who will be meeting with us regarding programs at ALA MidWinter 2010. 

One group of planners cannot meet with us but they seem to be very well organized.  The only remaining planners that need to schedule an appointment with us are those planning the ALCTS President's Program.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Joyce

ACRL EBSS Social Work Committee (Educational and Behavioral Sciences Section)

Online Doc Agenda for Midwinter Meeting in Boston 2010

by Kate Silfen (non-member) on Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 09:32 am

EBSS Social Work/Social Welfare Committee

Midwinter Meeting Agenda

Sunday, 17 January, 2010

Hyatt Regency Boston, Sturbridge

10:30am-12:00pm

 

EBSS Social Work/Social Welfare Committee

Midwinter Meeting Agenda

Sunday, 17 January, 2010

Hyatt Regency Boston, Sturbridge

10:30am-12:00pm

 

  1. Welcome and introductions
  2. Review of minutes from Annual Meeting in Chicago
  3. Discuss revisions and next steps for the Social Work/Social Welfare Information Literacy Standards
  4. Future projects
  5. News & Announcements
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ALA Committee on Legislation (COL)

Discussion Welcome and Introduction

by Mario Ascencio on Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 10:01 pm

Dear COL Colleagues-

First of all, if you are new to COL, I want to welcome you to the Committee.  It truly is an important committee that depends on the voices of its members.  If you are returning, welcome back!!

Some of you may know me from my previous appointment on COL, (2005-2007).  If we don't know each other, I look forward to getting to know you and working with you. 

Dear COL Colleagues-

First of all, if you are new to COL, I want to welcome you to the Committee.  It truly is an important committee that depends on the voices of its members.  If you are returning, welcome back!!

Some of you may know me from my previous appointment on COL, (2005-2007).  If we don't know each other, I look forward to getting to know you and working with you. 

You should know that one of my first priorities is to reappoint the COL sub-committees.  Most of the folks will be reappointment, but I am also looking to add new blood to the sub-committees in order to compliment our continuing members.  I am working in particular with the ethnic caucuses to find members who are interested in serving on these sub-committees; I already have a few names.

The COL Retreat...Lynne is already on the ball and contacted me for some dates.  Please keep in eye out for information regarding the COL retreat which will take place at the ALA Washington Office this coming Fall.

Last, I want to thank our ALA Staff Liaison, Lynne Bradley, for her work thus far.  She has graciously offered to meet with me as many times as I need.  It's easy for me since I live near her office.  Lynne, I look forward to working with you this year.

Best regards,

-Mario

 

Mario A. Ascencio
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Director
Corcoran Library
Corcoran Gallery of Art / College of Art + Design
500 Seventeenth Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
t: (202) 478-1543
f: (202) 628-7908
mascencio@corcoran.org

http://www.corcoran.edu/library
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Member, ALA Council
Chair, ALA Council Committee on Legislation (COL)
2007-2008 REFORMA President

mario.a.ascencio@gmail.com
http://connect.ala.org/user/27997
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ALCTS CRS College and Research Libraries Interest Group

Event C&RL IG Midwinter 2010 meeting

by Rebecca Goldfinger on Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 07:25 am

ALA Midwinter program announcement: we will have three great presentations and time for discussion.  See details at http://connect.ala.org/node/90462.

ACRL EBSS (Education and Behavioral Sciences Section)

Discussion EBSS 2010 Conference Planning Program Midwinter Minutes

by Lori Mestre on Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 01:29 am

2010 EBSS Midwinter Meeting Minutes

ACRL EBSS (Education and Behavioral Sciences Section)

Discussion EBSS Online Learning Research Committee Midwinter 2010 Minutes

by Lori Mestre on Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 01:28 am

 

The minutes for the EBSS Online Learning Research Committee (2010 Virtual Midwinter Meeting) are here:  http://connect.ala.org/node/91161

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

Online Doc Midwinter 2010 Virtual Meeting Agenda

by EBSS Admin (non-member) on Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 01:21 am

Agenda:
1. Welcome and Introductions

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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ACRL EBSS Online Learning Research Committee (Educational and Behavioral Sciences Section)

Discussion 2009 Annual Minutes of the EBSS Online Learning Research Committee

by Lori Mestre on Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 01:13 am

 

 

EBSS Online Learning Research Committee Annual 2009 Committee Meeting Minutes

Date:  Saturday, July 11th 10:30-12:00

Committee Name:  Online Learning Research Committee

Hyatt Regency McCormick (HRM) Conf. Ctr 12 A-C

Name of Person Submitting Minutes:  Lori Mestre

 

Members Present: 

Lisa Baures, Beth Broyles, Corinne Bishop, Lori Mestre, Mona Niedbala, Alice Perez, Kate Silfen

 

Members Excused:  Cindy Judd, Sarah Cantrell, Johan Oberg

Visitor (incoming member) Sharon Naylor

 

Discussion Topics:

 

  • Members introduced themselves.
  • Minutes from midwinter 2009 were approved.
  • Discussion of midwinter and virtual meetings. Lori informed the group that starting this year EBSS committees can decide if they want to meet at midwinter or have at least one virtual meeting in lieu of meeting and briefly explained the requirements for doing so (per ACRL). The group agreed that having a couple of virtual meetings throughout the year (perhaps quarterly) would be more beneficial to the work of the committee. Mona (as incoming chair) will coordinate those meetings. We discussed possibilities for conducting the virtual meetings including using Adobe Presenter (Lisa), and Eluminate (Lori and Sharon).
  • Mona summarized the proposal she submitted for the 2010 ALA midwinter discussion. In addition to Mona Niedbala, Veronica Bielat (incoming member), Lisa Baures and Lori Mestre have agreed to assist if accepted.
  • Toolkit update:

a.       Lori reviewed the state of the Toolkit and the group agreed to work to move it to the EBSS wiki to help with the maintenance and updating.  Lori will work with Mona to submit the appropriate forms to EBSS publishing and also with Jessica Albano and Jill Woolums (web managers) to create a space on the EBSS wiki for us. 

b.      Mona will coordinate with members of this committee to then take responsibility for one portion of the wiki to update.  This will need to be an ongoing task of this committee.

c.       There was an initial conversation about additions to the wiki.  Lori agreed to do the following:

  • make sure that there is a category for assessment (which may be under Pedagogy).
  • Create a New Tools section. Periodically the person responsible for that section would then send out a notice to the EBSS list alerting them to check the wiki to see the new additions.
  • find out from Jessica/Jill if we can have a feedback form on the wiki for folks to suggest additions/corrections.
  • Overall, the group agreed that one of the values of the toolkit will be to find practical applications (best tools, how to use them and assessments. Once the content has been converted to the EBSS WIKi members can search out examples of projects others have done (such as in MERLOT, or in other learning object repositories). Other discussion about the content of the wiki will occur after the migration.
  • Survey Article

a.       We reviewed the sections people have done and areas yet to be completed.  Additionally, Sharon (new to the project) will work on the section in the literature review that details the importance of librarians using learning objects for instruction/course management (perhaps including the state of where we are and what's happening). Although three of the authors will be rotating off the committee (Alice, Kate and Corinne) they agreed to continue working on their sections (and Alice agreed to contribute to the Discussion section).  Lori will go through the article (in track changes) with some feedback. 

b.      Due to the difficulty of working with this draft in ALA Connect, Lori will migrate the article to Google Docs for us to work on.

c.       Lori will prepare the forms for EBSS publishing to alert them to this article and get their assistance.  Beth will find out the contact person for us.

  • Future projects were briefly discussed, such as extending the Toolkit to include lesson plans and strategies for online learning. There was also interest in pursuing a focus on learning outcomes for online learning (type of learning outcome-and whether using learning objects improved the learning outcomes). Mona even suggested that each person could prepare a chapter of a book... Lori shared the possibility of this committee becoming involved with an Action Plan to be proposed by Lori and Stephanie (incoming vice chair of EBSS). This action plan would be to create guidance/tip sheets/examples of doing a virtual meeting (including tools to use). Since so much of the work of this committee relates to online learning-we could be tapped to contribute.

 

 

Action Items

1.       Lori will make changes to the wiki to incorporate changes suggested.  She will contact the EBSS web managers to create a space on the EBSS Wiki.  She will work with Mona to prepare the necessary forms to go to EBSS publications.

2.      Beth will get the contact person for us for publications.

3.      Lori will move the survey article draft to google docs, make suggestions and send back to group.  Target deadline to complete survey edits is August 30.   Lori will also fill out the publication forms to send to EBSS publishing.

4.      Mona will be responsible for coordinating at least one virtual meeting this fall.

5.      Mona will take over responsibility of efforts on the toolkit, although Lori will work with the transition of it from the web page to the EBSS wiki.

 

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