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Government Information Interest Group

Discussion Digital Deposit of Gov Info

by Rebecca Troy-Horton on Sun, Nov 8, 2009 at 09:55 pm

I recently attended the Depository Library Conference in Arlington, VA, where my colleague James A. Jacobs and I did a presentation on "Digital Deposit" of government information. You can view/download the slides and view the slide notes by clicking on "Get File".

I recently attended the Depository Library Conference in Arlington, VA, where my colleague James A. Jacobs and I did a presentation on "Digital Deposit" of government information. You can view/download the slides and view the slide notes by clicking on "Get File". If you want to learn more about Digital Deposit and the future of Government Digital Depositories, please create a free account at the FDLP Community website and join the Digital Deposit Documents to the People! Group.

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ALCTS

Event An ALCTS Webinar: You want me to select for WHAT?: Getting started in a new area, presented by Virginia Kay Williams, Acquisitions Librarian at Wichita State University

by Pamela Bluh on Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 03:00 pm

Librarians are often assigned collection development responsibilities in unfamiliar subject areas, then struggle to learn about new subjects, assess local needs, and identify major publishers. Even experienced selectors can find a new subject daunting. This presentation will suggest strategies and resources for learning about unfamiliar subjects when assigned selection responsibilities, using examples from the presenter’s experience as a selector and working with new selectors.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, noon Mountain, and 11am Pacific time.

Librarians are often assigned collection development responsibilities in unfamiliar subject areas, then struggle to learn about new subjects, assess local needs, and identify major publishers. Even experienced selectors can find a new subject daunting. This presentation will suggest strategies and resources for learning about unfamiliar subjects when assigned selection responsibilities, using examples from the presenter’s experience as a selector and working with new selectors.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, noon Mountain, and 11am Pacific time.

To register, see: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/select.cfm

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SORT Steering Committee (Staff Organizations Round Table)

Discussion Practical Tips for Dealing With Challenging Patrons Program Handout

by Darlena Davis (staff) on Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 02:33 pm

Here is the hand out from the very popular Staff Organization Round Table (SORT) program held at ALA Annual Conference in Chicago 2009 titled "Tips For Dealing With Challenging Patrons". The program drew 220+ attendees.

ALCTS PARS Digital Conversion Interest Group

Discussion Midwinter 2010 Speakers & Topics

by Preston Cabe on Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 11:44 am

Digital Conversion Interest Group Meeting at Midwinter

 

Date: Saturday, January 16, 2010

Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m.

 

Digital Conversion Interest Group Meeting at Midwinter

 

Date: Saturday, January 16, 2010

Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m.

 

Speakers:  Chris Lacinak, Founder and President of AudioVisual Preservation Solutions;  Adam Corson-Finnerty, Dir. Of Special Initiatives & Board Relations, Univ. of Pennsylvania Libraries; and Dr. Lotfi Belkhir, CEO and Founder of Kirtas Technologies

 

 

Topics: The challenges and solutions of born-digital audio/video formats conversion to modern formats is addressed.  And learn how the University of Pennsylvania Libraries partnership with Kirtas Technologies resulted in making over 200,000 titles available for scan-on-demand and purchase. This is the first step in a board program to “monetize content” from Penn’s 6,000,000 volume collection. 


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ALA Committee Interns

Discussion ALA and Council Committee Appointments

by Lorelle Swader on Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 04:04 pm

Dear Colleagues:

 

When I ran for ALA President, I pledged to provide members who want to play a meaningful role in ALA the opportunity to do so. I am asking for your help in making this promise a reality.

 

One of the most important responsibilities I will undertake as ALA President-elect is to make appointments to the ALA and Council committees in collaboration with the Committee on Appointments (COA) and the Committee on Committees (COC).

 

Dear Colleagues:

 

When I ran for ALA President, I pledged to provide members who want to play a meaningful role in ALA the opportunity to do so. I am asking for your help in making this promise a reality.

 

One of the most important responsibilities I will undertake as ALA President-elect is to make appointments to the ALA and Council committees in collaboration with the Committee on Appointments (COA) and the Committee on Committees (COC).

 

To ensure diversity on all ALA and Council committees, I am seeking ALA members who represent racial and ethnic diversity; a variety of types and sizes of libraries, areas of the country, and work experience; and experience in participating in ALA.  In addition (and importantly), one of my goals this year is to encourage the involvement of newer members, members previously not active, and active members who have never been formally appointed to serve on committees.  I would especially appreciate your forwarding to me the names of those who are new to ALA and to the profession so I can consider them for appointment as committee members or interns.

 

Serving on an ALA or Council committee provides members with leadership training, networking opportunities, and experience in working on specific association topics.  I know that, as a member-leader, you have a broad knowledge of the kinds of people I am looking for.  Therefore, I would be grateful for your help in encouraging interested member-volunteers who would be good choices for appointment to serve on the committees listed here: 

 

Accreditation; American Libraries Advisory; Awards; Budget Analysis and Review; Chapter Relations; Conference; Constitution and Bylaws; Council Orientation; Diversity; Education

Election; Human Resource Development and Recruitment Advisory; Information Technology Policy Advisory; Intellectual Freedom; International Relations; Legislation; Library Advocacy; Literacy; Literacy and Outreach Services Advisory; Membership; Membership Meetings; Organization; Policy Monitoring (current Council members only); Professional Ethics; Public and Cultural Programs Advisory; Public Awareness; Publishing; Research and Statistics; Resolutions; Rural Native and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds; Scholarships and Study Grants; Status of Women in Librarianship; Training, Orientation and Leadership Development; Website Advisory; ALA-Children*s Book Council (Joint Committee); ALA-Association of American Publishers (Joint Committee); and the ALA-Society of American Archivists/American Association of Museums (Joint Committee).

 

Anyone who would like to serve on one of the above committees must complete the committee volunteer form available at http://tinyurl.com/ybpgsm9.  The deadline for completing the ALA committee volunteer form is Friday, December 4, 2009.

 

I will also be organizing a number of task forces for my Presidential year to explore ways in which we can continue to transform the association for the 21st century.  Individuals who are not appointed to a committee will have the opportunity to be tapped for one of these groups.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at:

 

Roberta A. Stevens

Outreach Projects and Partnerships Officer The Library of Congress

Development Office   

101 Independence Avenue, SE

Washington, DC 20540-1400

E-mail: rste@loc.gov

Work: (202) 707-1550

Fax: (202) 707-0312

 

Thank you again for helping me, COA and COC bring new voices into participatory and leadership roles in our dynamic association.

 

Sincerely,

 

Roberta A. Stevens

ALA President-elect

 

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2010 ALA Midwinter Meeting [Event]

Event ALA Placement Center Open House

by Beatrice Calvin (staff) on Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 02:01 pm

We are planning on holding an Open House on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, from 10:00am - 12:00noon on-site in the Placement Center during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston.  Representatives from various library and library-related companies will talk with conference attendees about their work environments as well as activities in and around their institutions (i.e. sports, arts, music, community involvement, etc).  There is no cost to participate in the Open House.

We are planning on holding an Open House on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, from 10:00am - 12:00noon on-site in the Placement Center during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston.  Representatives from various library and library-related companies will talk with conference attendees about their work environments as well as activities in and around their institutions (i.e. sports, arts, music, community involvement, etc).  There is no cost to participate in the Open House. Employers interested in participating in the Open House should contact Beatrice Calvin no later than Friday, December 18, 2009.  

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Games and Gaming

Discussion Gaming Resources from the ALA Library

by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 12:24 pm

ALA Library staff has added more resources to its pages on gaming at the ALA Professional Tips Wiki --

Gaming -- http://wikis.ala.org/professionaltips/index.php/Gaming

Board Games -- http://wikis.ala.org/professionaltips/index.php/Board_Games

ALA Library staff has added more resources to its pages on gaming at the ALA Professional Tips Wiki --

Gaming -- http://wikis.ala.org/professionaltips/index.php/Gaming

Board Games -- http://wikis.ala.org/professionaltips/index.php/Board_Games

Videogames -- http://wikis.ala.org/professionaltips/index.php/Videogames

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Virtual Communities and Libraries

Event Passport Program Today 11/5 at 10 am SLT/PST on Cybrary City Island

by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 11:13 am

From Sonja Morgwain, Rural Librarians in Second Life Group:

Passport Program Today 11/5
Thursday, 05 Nov 2009

Interested in providing passport services at your library?  Join us today at 10am SLT to speak with librarians who have successfully implemented a passport program and earned revenue for their libraries or municipalities.  Program is in voice so bring your headphones.

Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library, Cybrary City (85, 124, 23)

Second Life Users Group

Event Passport Program Today 11/5 at 10 am SLT/PST on Cybrary City Island

by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 11:13 am

From Sonja Morgwain, Rural Librarians in Second Life Group:

Passport Program Today 11/5
Thursday, 05 Nov 2009

Interested in providing passport services at your library?  Join us today at 10am SLT to speak with librarians who have successfully implemented a passport program and earned revenue for their libraries or municipalities.  Program is in voice so bring your headphones.

Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library, Cybrary City (85, 124, 23)

Guide to Reference

Discussion Future Business Reference Librarians Sought for Student Conference Travel Award

by Steven Hofmann (staff) on Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 09:40 am

The Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) seeks applicants for the 2010 BRASS Gale Cengage Learning Student Travel Award, a cash award to assist a current library school student with an interest in business reference librarianship with attending the upcoming 2010 ALA Annual Conference.

The Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) seeks applicants for the 2010 BRASS Gale Cengage Learning Student Travel Award, a cash award to assist a current library school student with an interest in business reference librarianship with attending the upcoming 2010 ALA Annual Conference.

Students enrolled in an ALA-accredited library school program are encouraged to apply for this travel scholarship—a $1,000 cash award to cover travel expenses incurred for participating in the conference, June 24-29 in Washington, D.C. Candidates must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career as a business reference librarian, as well as the potential to become a leader in the profession. The award committee will examine the applicant’s demonstrated coursework, internships, jobs, special projects and/or related activities.

For more information go to http://www.ala.org/ala/newspresscenter/news/pressreleases2009/november2009/brasstravelgrant_rusa.cfm.

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