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Discussion Cataloguing Rules!: The Road to RDA

by Jeffrey Beall (non-member) on Fri, May 29, 2009 at 08:39 am

Although this article sort of "borrowed" its title from the name of this group, it's worth a read:

http://pi.library.yorku.ca/dspace/handle/10315/2550

 

Although this article sort of "borrowed" its title from the name of this group, it's worth a read:

http://pi.library.yorku.ca/dspace/handle/10315/2550

 

Title: Cataloguing Rules!: The Road to RDA
Author: Knight, F. Tim
Abstract: Resource Description and Access (RDA) emerged out of a planned revision and updating of the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2). This initiative hopes to transform cataloguing standards so they stay relevant with the flexibility needed to adapt to the contemporary information environment. This paper looks at the development of this new standard and the need for a new cataloguing standard in the 'digital world.'
Description: This article is based on the presentation, Why RDA?, delivered at the Canadian Association of Law Libraries annual conference held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in May 2008.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/2550
Publisher: Toronto Association of Law Libraries
Date: 2009-05
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ACRL Second Life Task Force (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Discussion ACRL Members -- Help create the ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group!

by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Thu, May 28, 2009 at 03:27 pm

Hi, all! I’m sending this note on behalf of Rhonda Trueman, known in Second Life as Abbey Zenith.

This request concerns the continuation of activities and events in Second Life (SL) by ALA’s Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL, a division of ALA http://www.ala.org/acrl>), whose group is ACRL in SL.

Hi, all! I’m sending this note on behalf of Rhonda Trueman, known in Second Life as Abbey Zenith.

This request concerns the continuation of activities and events in Second Life (SL) by ALA’s Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL, a division of ALA http://www.ala.org/acrl>), whose group is ACRL in SL.

See the ACRL in Second Life Facebook Group for more information.

There is a place for the ACRL Second Life Task Force here on ALA Connect; feel free to join!

– ALALibraryVal Miles

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ACRL in SL (ALA's Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of ALA, in Second Life)

ACRL in SL (ALA's Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of ALA, in Second Life) on ALA Island (54, 192, 29)

Hi, everyone!

ACRL in SL has had a presence on ALA’s sim, ALA Island (54, 192, 29), for over a year.  We’ve offered discussion and speaker events and would like to continue doing these.

The ACRL SL Task Force sunsets this summer.  ACRL wishes to continue in Second Life and to do so has requested that we form an ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group that will oversee a volunteer to manage this area and develop programs.

We need 25 ACRL member "signatures" to submit the proposal. If you would like to add your name to this list, please email me at abbeyzen@gmail.com with your real life first and last name, your ALA membership number and your email address.

Many thanks!

Rhonda
SL: Abbey Zenith

Virtual Worlds, Real Libraries — http://books.infotoday.com/books/VirtualWorlds.shtml

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Virtual Communities and Libraries

Discussion ACRL Members -- Help create the ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group!

by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Thu, May 28, 2009 at 03:27 pm

Hi, all! I’m sending this note on behalf of Rhonda Trueman, known in Second Life as Abbey Zenith.

This request concerns the continuation of activities and events in Second Life (SL) by ALA’s Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL, a division of ALA http://www.ala.org/acrl>), whose group is ACRL in SL.

Hi, all! I’m sending this note on behalf of Rhonda Trueman, known in Second Life as Abbey Zenith.

This request concerns the continuation of activities and events in Second Life (SL) by ALA’s Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL, a division of ALA http://www.ala.org/acrl>), whose group is ACRL in SL.

See the ACRL in Second Life Facebook Group for more information.

There is a place for the ACRL Second Life Task Force here on ALA Connect; feel free to join!

– ALALibraryVal Miles

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ACRL in SL (ALA's Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of ALA, in Second Life)

ACRL in SL (ALA's Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of ALA, in Second Life) on ALA Island (54, 192, 29)

Hi, everyone!

ACRL in SL has had a presence on ALA’s sim, ALA Island (54, 192, 29), for over a year.  We’ve offered discussion and speaker events and would like to continue doing these.

The ACRL SL Task Force sunsets this summer.  ACRL wishes to continue in Second Life and to do so has requested that we form an ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group that will oversee a volunteer to manage this area and develop programs.

We need 25 ACRL member "signatures" to submit the proposal. If you would like to add your name to this list, please email me at abbeyzen@gmail.com with your real life first and last name, your ALA membership number and your email address.

Many thanks!

Rhonda
SL: Abbey Zenith

Virtual Worlds, Real Libraries — http://books.infotoday.com/books/VirtualWorlds.shtml

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Second Life Users Group

Discussion ACRL Members -- Help create the ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group!

by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Thu, May 28, 2009 at 03:27 pm

Hi, all! I’m sending this note on behalf of Rhonda Trueman, known in Second Life as Abbey Zenith.

This request concerns the continuation of activities and events in Second Life (SL) by ALA’s Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL, a division of ALA http://www.ala.org/acrl>), whose group is ACRL in SL.

Hi, all! I’m sending this note on behalf of Rhonda Trueman, known in Second Life as Abbey Zenith.

This request concerns the continuation of activities and events in Second Life (SL) by ALA’s Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL, a division of ALA http://www.ala.org/acrl>), whose group is ACRL in SL.

See the ACRL in Second Life Facebook Group for more information.

There is a place for the ACRL Second Life Task Force here on ALA Connect; feel free to join!

– ALALibraryVal Miles

=====================

ACRL in SL (ALA's Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of ALA, in Second Life)

ACRL in SL (ALA's Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of ALA, in Second Life) on ALA Island (54, 192, 29)

Hi, everyone!

ACRL in SL has had a presence on ALA’s sim, ALA Island (54, 192, 29), for over a year.  We’ve offered discussion and speaker events and would like to continue doing these.

The ACRL SL Task Force sunsets this summer.  ACRL wishes to continue in Second Life and to do so has requested that we form an ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group that will oversee a volunteer to manage this area and develop programs.

We need 25 ACRL member "signatures" to submit the proposal. If you would like to add your name to this list, please email me at abbeyzen@gmail.com with your real life first and last name, your ALA membership number and your email address.

Many thanks!

Rhonda
SL: Abbey Zenith

Virtual Worlds, Real Libraries — http://books.infotoday.com/books/VirtualWorlds.shtml

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METRO Member Librarians

Discussion Save Brooklyn Public Library--Take action!!!!

by Stephanie Gross on Thu, May 28, 2009 at 08:50 am

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Subject: Budget Hearing Tomorrow 5/28

Good afternoon!

Hope everyone from the States had a relaxing and peaceful Memorial Day weekend.  It wasn't the kind of weather that made one want to stay indoors in a library, but perhaps you swung by there to get a good book to read at the beach. ;-)

Our friends at "Take Action: Save Brooklyn Public Library" just sent us the following message:  

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Subject: Budget Hearing Tomorrow 5/28

Good afternoon!

Hope everyone from the States had a relaxing and peaceful Memorial Day weekend.  It wasn't the kind of weather that made one want to stay indoors in a library, but perhaps you swung by there to get a good book to read at the beach. ;-)

Our friends at "Take Action: Save Brooklyn Public Library" just sent us the following message:  

"There will be a hearing on the impact of the Executive Budget reductions on New York City libraries that begins tomorrow, May 28th, at 12:45pm. There is a public session, which begins at 3:30pm, wherein members of the community may address the council directly (for two minutes) with their concerns. http://www.facebook.com/l/;(http://council.nyc.gov/html/calendar/directions.shtml)

***We invite you to come out and voice your support for libraries. We want to fill the Council Chamber with library supporters and ensure that our customers have the opportunity to publicly voice how much BPL means to them.***"

So if you're in the NYC area and not doing anything tomorrow afternoon, why not fill up City Hall with librarians and library supporters.  Let's send a clear message to Mayor Bloomberg and the Council that libraries are part of what makes a community strong, vibrant, and well-informed.

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Dialogue with Directors Discussion Group (LLAMA - Library Leadership & Management Association)

Online Doc Dialog with Directors Discussion Group - 2009 ALA Midwinter (Denver) - Meeting Minutes

by Brian Gray on Wed, May 27, 2009 at 03:10 pm

Dialog with Directors Discussion Group
2009 ALA Midwinter (Denver)
Topic: Starting, Advancing, and Accelerating Your Career

We had 36 people covering everything in the spectrum from entry level librarians through upper level administrators, from "next generation" to retirees. About 80% of the attendees were first time participants.

Topics Discussed:

Regionalism:

Dialog with Directors Discussion Group
2009 ALA Midwinter (Denver)
Topic: Starting, Advancing, and Accelerating Your Career

We had 36 people covering everything in the spectrum from entry level librarians through upper level administrators, from "next generation" to retirees. About 80% of the attendees were first time participants.

Topics Discussed:

Regionalism:

  • Moving for jobs - help or hurt?
  • More of a personal problem: money & family needs
  • Academics: ARL stigma can linger

Why do people not want to manage?

  • Personality style
  • Perspective of past managers
  • Fear or no desire to get away from people
  • Complexity
  • Generation differences

Looking for work or promotions?

  • Market yourself
  • Look for opportunities
  • Leverage challenges & mistakes
  • Leverage others, professional associations, etc.
  • Find what make you unique
  • What is one thing you did to...
  • If I could do X differently, I would...
  • Well rounded can make strong selling point for directors
  • Importance of professional involvement depends on culture of organization (Does job ad address it? If not, why?)

Cover Letters

  • Cover letter maybe more important than resume
  • Spell check
  • Address needs of job
  • Length based on needs as described in job ad; Public: 1 page; Academic: 1 1/2 to 2 pages

Helping Others to Advance

  • Formal mentoring
  • Informal mentors
  • Give projects/initiatives
    • Do they have ideas?
    • So they can say "I coordinated..."
  • People skills (training)
  • Assist with focus and direction
  • Informational interviews to explore further options (Or, "Why did I not get X job?")
  • Suggest groups and classes beyond current roles

Necessary Skill Sets

  • People skills
  • Relationships outside library (especially for upper management)
  • Political savvy

How do director job searches work?

  • publicized widely
  • Intense
  • Longer interviews
  • More conversations with more people outside library possible
  • Can take a while to complete from start to getting candidate
  • Institutions can be unprepared & not know exactly what they want in a candidate
  • Interviews may include many "non-librarians" which can change the approach and dynamics. This may make it easier as the questions may be "soft" when it comes to actual library knowledge and more about general management skills.

More job hunting advice:

  • Ask what happened to the previous person
  • How did the previous person interact with others?
  • Do not get discouraged - you will get the job you want and fits you.
  • Ask about how the staff is made up. Is it developed internally or are outsiders brought in for diversity?
  • Interviews are 2-way
  • Think about the perspective of those interviewing you
  • What are the red flags? Why?
  • Outside-the-library activities are good but do not stretch yourself too thin. Do a couple things well and be prepared to sell the results that you helped contribute.
  • Transition other experiences to libraries

Recommendation:

  • Seek out any of the courses offered by June Garcia through PLA

How to search about organizations for interview preparation?

  • website
  • network
  • professional organizations
  • ask about community
  • bigger picture - outside organization
  • papers and presentations by existing or past employees
  • titles, organization chart

Publishing

  • Important? Varies by organization.
  • Could lead to presentations/talks or other opportunities.
  • As you move up the ladder, opportunities to publish can be harder to fit in schedule.
  • Get involved early and develop writing skills with your career path.

Writing a job ad

  • Becareful
  • Are we adjusting job ads as libraries develop and change?
  • Do not keep putting out the old ad over and over again.

Other academic degrees

  • In academia, PhD can be required for peer-to-peer conversations
  • If 2nd Masters, consider the MBA or Public Administration

Discussion of Future Topics

  • Mentoring
    • How to be a good mentor?
    • How to shop for a mentor?
    • Existing formal programs and what works
  • How to get budget experience
  • Leadership skills
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YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association)

Discussion Join President Sarah Debraski on June 9 for YALSA's First Online Chat: Teen Librarians, YALSA & The Economy

by Stephanie Kuenn (staff) on Tue, May 26, 2009 at 04:10 pm

YALSA will host its first online chat right here in ALA Connect on Tuesday, June 9 at 8 p.m. Eastern. Join YALSA for a discussion about the impact of the recession on library workers who serve teens and how YALSA might provide support to our members in this economic climate. YALSA President Sarah Debraski will convene the discussion here on ALA Connect (http://connect.ala.org/yalsa).

YALSA will host its first online chat right here in ALA Connect on Tuesday, June 9 at 8 p.m. Eastern. Join YALSA for a discussion about the impact of the recession on library workers who serve teens and how YALSA might provide support to our members in this economic climate. YALSA President Sarah Debraski will convene the discussion here on ALA Connect (http://connect.ala.org/yalsa).

Please feel free to drop in any time between 8:00 and 9:00 p.m. Eastern to share your thoughts and listen to what others have to say on the topic. Click on the link called ‘chat’ in the upper right corner of the page at any time between 8 and 9 p.m. on June 9 to participate.

If you are new to ALA Connect, which launched just last month, please know that members log in to Connect using their regular ALA Web site username and password. Members do NOT need to create a new account when accessing Connect for the first time; simply log in via the box in the upper left corner.

In the meantime, please answer the poll about voice chats, as this will help YALSA plan future online activities. Thank you and we look forward to chatting with you on June 9!

 

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Seven Measures of Success & ALA

Discussion External Data Dashboard link

by Mary Ghikas on Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 01:59 pm

Here is a link to an external data dashboard -- courtesy of the ALA Library.  You may find it useful in tracking economic changes.  It's also an interesting model.

See -- http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/briefroom/BriefRm

 

2009 ALA Annual Conference [Event]

Discussion Final Schedule with Meeting Room Assignments

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 08:41 pm

Here's the PDF of room assignments for meetings scheduled at the 2009 ALA Annual Conference.

ALCTS CRS (Continuing Resources Section)

Discussion CRS events at ALA annual 2009

by Felicity Dykas on Fri, May 22, 2009 at 04:54 pm

ALCTS CRS Meetings at 2009 Annual Conference

Saturday, July 11

  • All Committee Meeting
    08:00 am - 10:00 am – Sheraton Chicago, BR VII
  • CRS College and Research Libraries Interest Group
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm – Chicago Hilton, PDR 4
  • Holdings Information Update Forum
    03:30 pm - 05:30 pm – Chicago Hilton, Continental B
  • Swingin' With the Pendulum: Facing Cancellations in the Age of E-Journal Packages
    03:30 pm - 05:30 pm – Chicago Hilton, Williford

ALCTS CRS Meetings at 2009 Annual Conference

Saturday, July 11

  • All Committee Meeting
    08:00 am - 10:00 am – Sheraton Chicago, BR VII
  • CRS College and Research Libraries Interest Group
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm – Chicago Hilton, PDR 4
  • Holdings Information Update Forum
    03:30 pm - 05:30 pm – Chicago Hilton, Continental B
  • Swingin' With the Pendulum: Facing Cancellations in the Age of E-Journal Packages
    03:30 pm - 05:30 pm – Chicago Hilton, Williford

Sunday, July 12

  • All Executive Committee Meeting
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm – Intercontinental, Empire BR
  • Continuing Resources Standards Update Forum
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm – McCormick Place, W-192c
  • Costs of Continuing Resources in Libraries
    03:30 pm - 05:30 pm – Chicago Hilton, Lake Huron
  • Re-Thinking Staff Resources in the E-Serials Environment
    08:00 am - 10:00 am - McCormick Place, W-181

Monday, July 13

  • Continuing Resources Cataloging Update Forum
    01:30 pm - 03:00 pm - McCormick Place, W-474
  • Electronic Resource Management Systems: The Promise and Disappointment
    08:00 am - 10:00 am - McCormick Place, W-184
  • Policy and Planning Committee
    08:00 am - 10:00 am – Chicago Hilton, Conference Room 5A

Tuesday, July 14

  • CRS Executive Committee Meeting
    08:00 am - 10:00 am – Chicago Hilton, Conference Room 4A
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