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ALCTS New Members Interest Group

Discussion ANMIG Midwinter Boston Recap

by Keisha Manning on Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 11:42 am

ANMIG Midwinter Boston Recap

 

Thank you to all who attended the ANMIG meeting at ALA Midwinter, Boston.

We had a terrific turnout. Most of the attendees were not members of our existing community. That shows increased interest in what we are doing, and we will continue to provide the best value for our community.

A summary of the meeting and the meeting minutes can be accessed as an online doc within our ALAConnect space.

ANMIG Midwinter Boston Recap

 

Thank you to all who attended the ANMIG meeting at ALA Midwinter, Boston.

We had a terrific turnout. Most of the attendees were not members of our existing community. That shows increased interest in what we are doing, and we will continue to provide the best value for our community.

A summary of the meeting and the meeting minutes can be accessed as an online doc within our ALAConnect space.

At the ANMIG meeting we elected the newest additions to the ANMIG team. I want to take this opportunity to introduce them.

Amy Jackson, University of New Mexico is now the Chair-Elect, and will be assuming the role of Chair immediately following ALA Annual in June.

Erica Findley, Pacific University Library, is now the ANMIG Secretary.

Raik  Zaghloul, University of Arizona, is now our Web Coordinator.

 

Meeting Highlights/Future Plans

Members expressed the need for a “Buddy System”. Members engaging in the program would have the opportunity to pair up with an ALCTS veteran, who could show them the inner workings of the organization, help them decide on what events to attend at conferences, and introduce them to key people within their interest area.

Over the next few months, the ANMIG will be working in conjunction with the community to arrive at the best way of providing this service for our members.

Once again, thanks to all who attended. For our members who could not, we understand the financial restrictions that you are under. We also understand that many of you will remain virtual participants, and we welcome your participation.

Sincerely,

Keisha Manning, Chair ALCTS new members Interest Group

 

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ALCTS New Members Interest Group

Online Doc ANMIG Midwinter Boston Meeting Summary

by Keisha Manning on Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 11:37 am

ALCTS New Members Interest Group

Midwinter Meeting Summary

01/16/10 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Summary: Keisha Manning

Please download PDF for meeting minutes

ALCTS

Event ALCTS E-forum: Shifting Technical Services Priorities to Meet Evolving Needs of the Institution

by Kristin Martin on Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 09:52 am

Shifting Technical Services Priorities to Meet Evolving Needs of the Institution

Moderated by: ALCTS Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group

E-forum starts at 9 AM Eastern, 8 AM Central, 7 AM Mountain, and 6 AM Pacific time

Shifting Technical Services Priorities to Meet Evolving Needs of the Institution

Moderated by: ALCTS Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group

E-forum starts at 9 AM Eastern, 8 AM Central, 7 AM Mountain, and 6 AM Pacific time

Library technical services have been undergoing radical changes and are facing new challenges due to shrinking budget, reduced positions, new E-formats and technology. Shifting priorities and seeking innovative approaches and workflows are critical in meeting these challenges. This e-forum will follow up on our program at ALA Midwinter (Saturday, January 16, 8-10 AM at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Rm. 159), covering topics such as aligning tech services with library initiatives, applying new technologies to improve workflows, leveraging cooperation across institutions, retooling technical services staff and collaborating with other departments within the library. All interested individuals, whether able to attend the Midwinter program or not, are encouraged to participate.

*What is an e-forum?*

An ALCTS e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate with other participants through an email discussion.  Most e-forums last two to three days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it's free.

*To register:*

Instructions for registration are available at: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum/symp.... Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the email list.  Participation is free and open to anyone.

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Guide to Reference

Discussion RUSA announces 2010 reference and literary awards; award event video included

by Patrick Hogan (staff) on Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 06:43 pm

RUSA’s 2010 selections for the best in adult reading, reviewing and reference for 2010.

See below for links to blog posts about each award—complete with the winners list—or check out this summary post:

http://rusa.ala.org/blog/2010/01/20/mw10-bookandmediaevent/

 

Virtual Communities and Libraries

Discussion 2010 ALA Youth Media Awards (Newbery, Caldecott, etc) Webcast Video now available at ALA Island

by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 05:40 pm

 

2010 ALA Youth Media Awards WebCast Video on ALA Island

2010 ALA Youth Media Awards WebCast Video on ALA Island

 

2010 ALA Youth Media Awards WebCast Video on ALA Island

2010 ALA Youth Media Awards WebCast Video on ALA Island

As announced previously, the 2010 ALA Youth Media Awards Webcast video (1 hour) has landed on ALA Island! Awards announced include the Newbery and Caldecott Medals, the various Coretta Scott King Awards, the Geisel and Printz Awards, Alex Awards, and more! Teleport directly to the Main Stage - http://tinyurl.com/slyma2010

Available "on demand" 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week. Click your movie camera icon and enjoy!

For a full accounting of all of the awards announced so far from the 2010 ALA Midwinter Meeting, see the ALA MemberBlog entries, 2010 Youth Media Award Winners AnnouncedRUSA Announces Outstanding Reference and Notable Books, and Want More on the Youth Media Awards?

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RUSA STARS International Interlibrary Loan Committee (Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section)

Discussion Midwinter Boston

by Lee Anne Hooley on Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 07:37 am

Hi All

 

Due to some scheduling conflicts, I was unable to attend the meeting RUSA STARS International ILL meeting on Saturday morning.  What did I miss?  Also, I've got a lot of energy I'd like to get rid of-is there anything I can do between conferences to help the group get some stuff done?

 

Let me know.  Thanks!

 

LAH

Dance Librarians Discussion Group (ACRL Arts)

Discussion Dance Librarians Discussion Group Midwinter 2010 Meeting Agenda

by Helice Koffler on Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 01:02 pm

Dance Librarians Discussion Group

AGENDA

Westin Boston Waterfront, Alcott Room
Saturday, January 16, 2010

1:30-3:30 pm

Welcome and Introductions

Dance Heritage Coalition updates

Discussion topics:

Dance Librarians Discussion Group

AGENDA

Westin Boston Waterfront, Alcott Room
Saturday, January 16, 2010

1:30-3:30 pm

Welcome and Introductions

Dance Heritage Coalition updates

Discussion topics:

  • Training opportunities for students and others seeking to specialize in dance librarianship or as dance archivists
  • Future of the DLDG-L listserv
  • Virtual meeting(s) for ALA members

Presentation by Dr. Jody Weber, author of The Evolution of Aesthetic and Expressive Dance in Boston (Cambria Press, 2009)

Jody Weber is Assistant Professor of Dance at Bridgewater State College.  She holds a PhD from Boston University, an MA from American University, and a BFA from SUNY Purchase.  Dr. Weber’s research has been presented through the Dance History Scholars Conference and the Hall of Black Achievement at Bridgewater State College.  She also worked on the Boston Dance History Survey Project through the Boston Dance Alliance that established the foundation to build an archive on local dance history.  Dr. Weber is also the Artistic Director of Weber Dance, a contemporary dance company based in Boston, Massachusetts.

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RUSA RSS (Reference Services Section)

Discussion test public post

by Liane Taylor (non-member) on Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 11:53 am

This is a test public post.

LLAMA Continuing Education Development Committee (Library Leadership & Management Association)

Discussion Midwinter 2010 CE LLAMA CE Committee Notes

by Richard Moniz on Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 11:13 am

Attached are the notes from the LLAMA CE midwinter meeting. If I missed anything please let me know.

 

Richard

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