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Librarians who Love Cats (& dogs & other pets)

Discussion Best Corgis ever!

by Mary Slebodnik on Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 10:45 am

These are my two Corgis, Devo and Ruby, who are full siblings from different litters and one year apart in age.  They are now 15 and 16 and definitely aging but still the best dogs ever!

These are my two Corgis, Devo and Ruby, who are full siblings from different litters and one year apart in age.  They are now 15 and 16 and definitely aging but still the best dogs ever!

Sorry, I can't figure out how to paste the image into a post so it's in an attachment - enjoy it if you open it!

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Virtual Worlds Interest Group (ACRL)

Online Doc ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group ALA 2010 Agenda

by Rhonda Trueman on Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 11:37 pm

ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group ALA 2010 Agenda

Date:  June 26
Time:  1:00 pm-2:30 SLT (4:00 pm-5:30 EST)
Second Life Location:  ACRL parcel on ALA Island
DCLocation:  CAP, South American Room

Update on programs held in SL. 

  • Review and finalize operation procedures.
  • Review roles and tasks.

 

  • Discuss event and program ideas for:

           SL - report from programming committee

          ALA Midwinter

         ACRL 2011 Conference

         ALA 2011

ACRL Communities of Practice Assembly

Discussion FY 2011 Action Plan Proposals [Due: August 7]

by Adam Burling (staff) on Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 04:37 pm

Strategic Initiative Action Plans are a means for ACRL units to access funding to support activities that advance the ACRL strategic plan, Charting Our Future: ACRL Strategic Plan 2020, and ACRL's current priorities. In FY 2009, the ACRL Board approved the funding of action plan proposals from nine units totaling more than $30,000. ACRL is now accepting Action Plan proposals for FY 2011 (September 1, 2010 through August 31, 2011). Proposals should be submitted no later than Friday, August 7.

Strategic Initiative Action Plans are a means for ACRL units to access funding to support activities that advance the ACRL strategic plan, Charting Our Future: ACRL Strategic Plan 2020, and ACRL's current priorities. In FY 2009, the ACRL Board approved the funding of action plan proposals from nine units totaling more than $30,000. ACRL is now accepting Action Plan proposals for FY 2011 (September 1, 2010 through August 31, 2011). Proposals should be submitted no later than Friday, August 7.

Before filling out the Action Plan proposal form, please review the Strategic Initiative Action Plan Overview and Strategic Initiative Action Plan Proposal: Sample Assessment. The activity described in your action plan proposal should be tied directly to ACRL's 2009-13 Strategic Priorities or the existing goals and objectives in Charting Our Future: ACRL Strategic Plan 2020.

A working group comprised of the Vice-President, President, Past-President, Budget and Finance Committee Chair, a Director-at-Large, and the Executive Director (participating in an advisory capacity) will review and select the proposals to include in the preliminary FY 2011 budget. The working group will report its decisions to the full ACRL Board at the fall Strategic Planning and Orientation session and units will be notified of the decisions shortly thereafter (in early October).

If you need assistance, contact to your Board and staff liaisons before submitting the proposal. Submitted proposals will be transmitted directly to the ACRL Board without any post-submission clarification and will be reviewed only on the written documentation submitted.

Completed FY 2011 Action Plan proposals should be submitted to me at aburling@ala.org by Friday, August 7. Please remember to copy your unit's leadership and Board and staff liaisons.

Thanks!

Adam

 

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The American Dream Starts @ your library

Discussion Open Doors With Literacy @ Your Library

by Diana Russell (non-member) on Mon, May 24, 2010 at 12:05 pm

My name is Diana Oppedal Russell, and I am the literacy project director for Little Elm, TX.   Thanks to ALA and Dollar General, we are able to expand our new literacy program.  We had started with an Adult Basic Literacy (reading) class, and now--thanks to this grant--we have been able to start an English as a Second Language (ESL) class.  Our goal is two-fold:  (1) Teach the students and (2) make the program sustainable by conducting a volunteer development program.  We are learning as we go, but the program is really taking off in this area.  I am attaching our new brochure for anyone wh

My name is Diana Oppedal Russell, and I am the literacy project director for Little Elm, TX.   Thanks to ALA and Dollar General, we are able to expand our new literacy program.  We had started with an Adult Basic Literacy (reading) class, and now--thanks to this grant--we have been able to start an English as a Second Language (ESL) class.  Our goal is two-fold:  (1) Teach the students and (2) make the program sustainable by conducting a volunteer development program.  We are learning as we go, but the program is really taking off in this area.  I am attaching our new brochure for anyone who may be interested in seeing more about our program.

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ALCTS Publisher / Vendor Library Relations (PVLR) Interest Group

Discussion Patron-Driven Access for E-Books: Have We Finally Found the Solution?

by Elizabeth Lorbeer on Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 02:14 pm

The Publisher-Vendor-Library Relations (PVLR) Interest Group invites you to attend the following session:

Patron-Driven Access for E-Books: Have We Finally Found the Solution?

Monday, June 28th, 8:00 - 10:00 am

Washington Convention Center, Room 143B/C

The Publisher-Vendor-Library Relations (PVLR) Interest Group invites you to attend the following session:

Patron-Driven Access for E-Books: Have We Finally Found the Solution?

Monday, June 28th, 8:00 - 10:00 am

Washington Convention Center, Room 143B/C

E-books have been a hot topic at recent library conferences, with animated discussions regarding preferred platforms, delivery methods and purchase models. Publishers are offering their content to libraries on a variety of platforms via many delivery methods with content being available for purchase through different pricing models. Libraries are considering their options, experimenting with pilot projects and purchasing content. Vendors are watching the events unfold in order to provide the appropriate services. Please join us to hear panelists from various sectors of the library community share their experiences with patron-driven access models for purchase of e-books.

Nancy Gibbs, Head of Acquisitions, Duke University Libraries

Matt Nauman, Academic E-Content Product Manager, YBP Library Services

Kari Paulson, President, EBL - Ebook Library

John Riley, Eastern Regional Sales Manager, BUSCA, Inc.

 

Please also consider helping us brainstorm and plan future panels. The PVLR Planning Meeting will be held on:

 

Planning Meeting

Saturday, June 26th, 4:00-5:30 pm  (we can go til 6:00 P.M. if we need to)

Grand Hyatt Washington, room McPherson (located on the Independence Level 5B)

 

Agenda

 

1. Monday Forum: Any last work to be ready for the Monday morning Forum? Hand out flyers to volunteers who’ll have time to get over to the exhibit hall on Sunday.

2. What are the most important acquisitions and/or supply chain issues facing your organization? What are you spending the most time and thought on these days? Let’s see if we can get some discussion going!

3. Possible forum topics for ALA MidWinter in San Diego - perhaps will follow from the above…

4. ALA Connect: is there a good way for PVLR to use this space. How have people been using it with other ALA groups – are you finding it a useful workspace? What do you want to see on the website?

 

 

For more information, please contact co-chairs Liz Lorbeer

(lorbeer@uab.edu) or Kim Steinle (ksteinle@dukeupress.edu)

 

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LIRT Web Advisory Committee (Library Instruction Round Table)

Discussion Events at Annual in DC

by Amanda Izenstark on Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 11:19 am

Here's a list of LIRT Committee meetings and other LIRT events at Annual in Washington, DC. You can also see the list at http://fleetwood.baylor.edu/lirt/summtgs.html

Here's a list of LIRT Committee meetings and other LIRT events at Annual in Washington, DC. You can also see the list at http://fleetwood.baylor.edu/lirt/summtgs.html

Below is a list of the LIRT Committee meetings that will take place during the conference. However, many instruction-related events and meetings take place outside of the LIRT Committee meetings. Non-LIRT programs and events and non-LIRT committee meetings are each listed on separate pages.

Date Meeting Time Location
Fri., June 25, 2010 LIRT Retreat (Invitation Only) 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Grand Hyatt
Burnham
Sat., June 26, 2010 Executive Board I (closed)
8:00 am - 9:00 am Grand Hyatt
Constitution A
Sat., June 26, 2010 Steering Committee I 9:00 am - 10:30 am Grand Hyatt
Constitution A
Sat., June 26, 2010 All Committee Meeting I 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Grand Hyatt
Constitution A
Sat., June 26, 2010 Bites with LIRT 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Varies
Sun., June 27, 2010 LIRT Membership Fair 8:00 am - 10:00 am McCormick Place West
W-474
Sun., June 27, 2010 Capitalizing on Technology:
A Teaching Technology Fair
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Washington Convention Ctr
144 A-C
Sun., June 27, 2010 Bites with LIRT 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Varies
Mon., June 28, 2010 All Committees Meeting II
(if needed)
8:00 am - 9:00 am

Renaissance Washington
Grand Ballroom North

Mon., June 28, 2010 Steering Committee II 9:00 am - 10:30 am Renaissance Washington
Grand Ballroom North
Mon., June 28, 2010 Executive Board II (closed) 10:30 pm - 12:00 pm Renaissance Washington
Grand Ballroom North
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GLBTRT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Round Table)

Event GLBTRT Program - Queer Teens: LGBTQ Young Adult Novels

by David Vess on Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 10:41 pm

 

 

LocationRoom 152A of the Washington Convention CenterThe GLBTRT Program Planning Committee is pleased to offer a program, co-sponsored by YALSA, entitled,  "Queer Teens: LGBTQ Young Adult Novels" featuring authors who will discuss their work on Monday, June 28, 2010, 1:30-3:30 pm, at  Washington Convention Center in Room 152A.  The panel includes Lisa Jahn-Clough, author of Country girl, city girl; Julie Ann Peters, author of By the time you read this, I'll be dead; and Steve Berman, author of Vintage : a ghost story.  Pamela Ehrenberg, author of Tillmon County Fire, will moderate.

Location

Room 152A of the Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place Northwest
Washington, DC 20001-3614

 

The GLBTRT Program Planning Committee is pleased to offer a program, co-sponsored by YALSA, entitled,  "Queer Teens: LGBTQ Young Adult Novels" featuring authors who will discuss their work on Monday, June 28, 2010, 4:00-5:30 pm, at  Washington Convention Center in Room 152A.  The panel includes Lisa Jahn-Clough, author of Country girl, city girl; Julie Ann Peters, author of By the time you read this, I'll be dead; and Steve Berman, author of Vintage : a ghost story.  Pamela Ehrenberg, author of Tillmon County Fire, will moderate.

 

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American Indian Library Association (AILA)

Event Stress and depression in the workplace: Effective methods for preventing and/or treating emotional challenges

by Heather Devine on Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 08:21 pm

Washington Convention Center, 145A

Washington Convention Center, 145A

Anyone, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status can suffer from depression. No job category or professional level is immune. Every year, 9.5% of the population suffer from a depressive illness – often linked strongly to other chronic illnesses. Much of this suffering is unnecessary. There ARE solutions and libraries have a key role to play in promoting awareness. This program will address the signs, symptoms, causes, and effects of depression, as well as treatment options, holistic approaches to achieving and maintaining mental and physical health.
Co-sponsors REFORMA, APALA, AILA and BCALA.

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American Indian Library Association (AILA)

Event AILA American Indian Youth Literature Awards Presentation

by Heather Devine on Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 08:20 pm

Washington Convention Center, 146C

The third American Indian Youth Literature Awards presentation. This award identifies and honors the very best writing and illustrations by and about American Indians. The program will include speakers, awards presentation, and cultural performances.

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