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Discussion Program Proposal for ALA 2011 New Orleans?

by Jennifer Darragh (non-member) on Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 02:47 pm

Hello All,

Today you likely saw a message come out from Adam Burling about program planning for the 2011 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.  While we can certainly have meetings (and will at midwinter and annual), would anyone be willing to work with me on developing a program proposal regarding data librarianship for 2011?  I believe this could be in the form of a workshop or panel discussion.  Perhaps presentations as well?  Let me know if you're interested.

Jen

PLA (Public Library Association)

Discussion PLA's Meetings at ALA Midwinter

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 11:49 am

ALA Midwinter Meeting, Boston, January 15-20, 2010

ALA Midwinter Meeting, Boston, January 15-20, 2010
PLA Meeting Start Time End Time Date Location Room
All Committee Meeting 8:00 AM 11:00 AM 1/16/10 Boston Park Plaza Georgian
Annual Conference 2010/2011 Program Subcmtes. TBD 11: 00 AM (at latest) 1/16/10 Boston Park Plaza Georgian
PLA Board of Directors Meeting 1:30 PM 5:30 PM (at latest) 1/16/10 Boston Convention & Exhibition Center 102B
Budget and Finance Committee 8:00 AM 9:30 AM 1/16/10 Boston Park Plaza Georgian
Communities of Practice Task Force TBD 11:00 AM (at latest) 1/16/10 Boston Park Plaza Georgian
EBSCO Excellence in Small &/or Rural….Award Jury Closed Mtg.10:30 AM 12 Noon 1/16/10 Boston Park Plaza Alcott
Endowment Task Force 9:30 AM 11: 00 AM (at latest) 1/16/10 Boston Park Plaza Georgian
Every Child Ready to Read Evaluation Task Force Closed Mtg. 8AM 12 Noon 1/17/10 Westin Waterfront Independence
Highsmith Library Innovation Award Jury Closed Mtg.10:30 AM 12 Noon 1/18/10 Boston Convention & Exhibition Center 212
Intellectual Freedom Advisory Group TBD 11:00 AM (at latest) 1/16/10 Boston Park Plaza Georgian
Leadership Task Force 4:00 PM 5:30 PM 1/15/10 Boston Convention & Exhibition Center 160B
Legislative Advisory Group 9:30 AM 11:00 AM (at latest) 1/16/10 Boston Park Plaza Georgian
National Conference 2010 Committee Closed Mtg. 12 Noon 2:00 PM 1/15/10 Westin Waterfront Independence
National Conference 2010 Program Subcommittee 1:30 PM 5:30 PM 1/17/10 Seaport Hotel Flagship
Nominating 2011 Committee Closed Mtg. 4:00 PM 5:30 PM 1/17/10 Boston Convention & Exhibition Center 258C
Past Presidents Breakfast Closed Mtg. 8AM 9:00 AM 1/18/10 Seaport Hotel Lighthouse II (as of 12/3/09)
Public Libraries Advisory Committee 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 1/16/10 Boston Park Plaza Georgian
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LITA Online Programming Task Force

Discussion VPR member community image

by Aaron Dobbs on Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 08:25 am

There is a great decision tree image on the Virtual Participation Resources member community

/ edit quick link update to updated decision tree: http://connect.ala.org/node/76995 /

 

ALA Committee on Legislation (COL)

Discussion White House to Announce Open Government Directive- the webcast is today

by Michele McKnelly (non-member) on Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 09:23 am

White House to Announce Open Government Directive

By John Wonderlich on 12/07/09 @ 7:51 pm | 1 Comment

from the White House (via email)

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 7, 2009

ADVISORY: Administration Officials to Launch Comprehensive Open Government Plan

with Webcast Open to All Americans

WASHINGTON – Tomorrow at 11:00am ET, U.S. Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra and U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra will launch the administration’s comprehensive Open Government Plan, furthering the President’s commitment to increasing transparency and accountability in Washington and ensuring greater access and information for the American people.

This announcement will be streamed live on whitehouse.gov, and will be followed by a web forum where individuals will be given an opportunity to ask questions and offer suggestions about the administration’s Open Government Plan.

WHO: U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra and U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra

WHAT: Administration Launches Comprehensive Open Government Plan

WHERE: Watch it live and participate at http://www.whitehouse.gov/live

WHEN: Tuesday, December 8

11:00am ET

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ALCTS CRS Research & Publications Committee (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)

Event CRS-PRS Committee Meeting @ ALA Annual

by Sion Romaine on Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 11:29 am

Location:

Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Chicago Ballroom VII.

VRT (Video Round Table)

VRT Ballon

by Johan Oberg on Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 12:01 pm
VRT (Video Round Table)

Gala, 2009

by Johan Oberg on Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 11:55 am
VRT (Video Round Table)

ALA Gala 2009, Chicago

by Johan Oberg on Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 11:53 am
ALA Connect Help

Discussion Frequently Asked Questions about Profiles in ALA Connect

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 09:34 am
  1. Can I hide my profile completely in ALA Connect?
  2. Can I hide a committee or other group from appearing on my profile?
  3. Who can see what on my profile?
  4. Who can see contact information on my profile?
  5. What is my "network?"
  6. How can I change my username, password, or other information on my profile?
  7. Can I display my full profile publicly?
  8. If I choose to display my profile to the public, does that include my contact information?
  9. Why can't I add my full work or education history to my profile?
  10. Do protected, non-public posts I make appear on my profile?
  11. Where do I set my email preferences in my profile?
  12. How do I remove the "Send [me] a message" link from appearing underneath my picture on my profile?
  13. Why does one letter or two numbers appear after my name?
  14. Why does it say (non-member) after my name when I'm an ALA member?
  15. What do I do if one of my group/committee affiliations is not appearing on my profile?
  16. Why doesn't my signature retain the line breaks I put in?
  17. How many publications can I list on my profile?
  18. What is a Del.icio.us username?
  19. What is a Flickr username?
  20. Don't see your question listed here? Contact us for an answer.

  1. Can I hide my profile completely in ALA Connect?
    You can't hide your entire profile, but you can hide certain parts of it or you can exclude yourself from appearing altogether in Connect as long as you're not on any committees. For more information about hiding pieces of your profile or excluding yourself from Connect altogether, see the FAQ about privacy options in ALA Connect.

     

  2. Can I hide a committee or other group from appearing on my profile?
    You can't hide a committee from appearing on your profile, but you can hide your affiliations with a community, division, round table, or section. To learn how to do this, check the FAQ about privacy options in ALA Connect.

     

  3. Who can see what on my profile?
    The public can only see your name and links to things you post that you mark as "public." Other ALA members can also see your committees, any affiliations you haven't hidden, and any additional information you've added to your profile. People in your network see all of those things plus your contact information. For more information about this, see our FAQ about privacy options in ALA Connect.

     

  4. Who can see contact information on my profile?
    Only people you've manually added to your network can see contact information on your profile.

     

  5. What is my "network?"
    Your network consists of the other ALA members you've self-identified in ALA Connect as classmates, clients, colleagues, contacts, coworkers, frequent collaborators, friends, and vendors. Note that adding someone to your network means they can see your contact information.

    Adding people to your network will become a more important option in future phases of Connect when we help you find other members, interesting content, and relevant events through your network.

     

  6. How can I change my username, password, or other information on my profile?
    ALA members can fill out additional information about themselves in ALA Connect by editing their profile, but to change your name, login, password, address, or contact information, you need to log in to the ALA website and update your membership information. See our FAQ about logging in if you encounter any problems logging in to Connect, although your login information for Connect is the same as your login information for the ALA website. If you've forgotten your username and password, you can recover it from the website.

     

  7. Can I display my full profile publicly?
    Yes. By default, your full profile only displays to ALA members, but you can edit this option in your profile to display everything except your contact information to the public.
  8. If I choose to display my profile to the public, does that include my contact information?
    No, everything except your contact information displays to the public. Only people in your network can see your contact information.

     

  9. Why can't I add my full work or education history to my profile?
    During phase one of ALA Connect, you can only add one work affiliation and one educational affiliation. In phase two, however, we'll be adding the ability to add your full work and education history.

     

  10. Do protected, non-public content I post appear on my profile?
    No, the public and other ALA members see only your public posts.

     

  11. Where do I set my email preferences in my profile?
    When you click on the "edit" tab on your profile, towards the bottom of the page you'll see a place to set your email preferences. Learn more about your email options in the How to Set Your Email Preferences in ALA Connect help document.

  12. How do I remove the "Send [me] a message" link from appearing underneath my picture on my profile?
    If you edit your profile, towards the bottom of the page you'll find a section for "contact settings." If you uncheck that box, the "Send [me] a message" option will not appear as an option for other people.

  13. Why does one letter/two letters/two numbers appear after my name?
    A designation after your name means there is more than one account in our membership database for your first name plus last name. We need a way to distinguish between those names in Connect, so first we try to add your middle initial after your last name. If you have no middle initial in your membership profile on the ALA website, then we try to add the two-letter abbreviation for your state. If you have no state listed in your website profile, then we add the last two digits of your membership number.

    If you believe the multiple records in our membership database all belong to you, please contact our customer service department to request that they be merged into one record. That will delete the extra accounts from our database and remove the extra designation at the end of your name.

    If there are other people with the same name and you want to remove the numbers from the end of yours, you can log in to the ALA website and edit your membership information to add either a middle initial or a state to your address. Be sure to log out of ALA Connect and log back in to see the changes.

    If you have further questions about this, please contact us.

     

  14. Why does it say (non-member) after my name when I'm an ALA member?
    ALA members should log in to ALA Connect using their regular ALA website usernames and passwords. If you create a new account on Connect, it won't syncrhonize with your member account. If you don't remember your website login and password, you can recover it here. Please contact us if you have further questions or if you need help deleting your non-member account.

     

  15. What do I do if one of my group/committee affiliations is not appearing on my profile?
    Contact the staff liaison for the group, because that's the person who can start troubleshooting the problem. If you're looking at the group's roster, anyone marked as an "admin" can contact the right person to help you.

     

  16. Why doesn't my signature retain the line breaks I put in?
    We don't allow HTML formatting in the signature file in order to reduce code conflicts, so we suggest using a format such as this one:

    Firsname Lastname |Orgname | Email address or other contact info

     

  17. How many publications can I list on my profile?
    As many as you want - go for it.

     

  18. What is a Del.icio.us username?
    Del.icio.us is a social bookmarking site that offers many advantages over storing your bookmarks in your browser on one computer. While there are many sites like del.icio.us now, it was the first one and it's one of the most popular. Learn more about social bookmarking by watching this short video from the Common Craft folks.

     

  19. What is a Flickr username?
    Flickr is a photo sharing website that makes re-using your pictures very easy. It was the first social photo sharing site, and it's still one of the most popular. Learn more about social photo sites by watching this short video from the Common Craft folks.

    Note that your Flickr username is *not* what appears in your Flickr URL, and it's not your Yahoo/Flickr login. To figure out what your Flickr username is, log in to the the site and look at the top of the screen. You should see a line that says, "Logged in as xxxxxxxxxx". Whatever it says for xxxxxxxxxx is your Flickr username, so that's what you'll want to enter in your Connect profile.

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