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Strategic Thinking for Academic Libraries

Discussion What's going on on your campus?

by Kathryn Deiss on Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 03:55 pm

Given the current economy, what is your library and/or campus doing to craft creative and forward looking strategies?

ALCTS

Event ALCTS Webinar--- Institutional Repositories: The Promise of Yesterday and the Promises of Tomorrow

by Christine McConnell on Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 01:58 pm

Institutional Repositories: The Promise of Yesterday and the Promises of Tomorrow

Presented by Greg Tananbaum
Wednesday, April 8 at 2pm Eastern (11am Pacific; noon Mountain; 1pm Central)

Register Now

Institutional Repositories: The Promise of Yesterday and the Promises of Tomorrow

Presented by Greg Tananbaum
Wednesday, April 8 at 2pm Eastern (11am Pacific; noon Mountain; 1pm Central)

Register Now

Based on his keynote addresses at the ALCTS Midwinter Symposium, this introductory webinar (the first of a three-part series).

  •  Includes a brief history of institutional repositories.
  •  Discusses key benefits of and possible obstacles to a successful IR implementation.
  •  Considers the future of the IR in the rapidly changing scholarly communication landscape.
  •  Provides the framework for the series of webinars to follow.
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ALCTS

Discussion ALCTS e-Forum: How is your library meeting the challenges of difficult economic times?

by Christine McConnell on Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 12:12 pm

Greetings,
The latest ALCTS e-Forum began this morning and will continue through Wednesday. The topic: How is your library meeting the challenges of difficult economic times?

Join in by subscribing at alcts-eforum@ala.org

**Register for the List**
Register to participate in discussions AND access the archives of past discussions.

Greetings,
The latest ALCTS e-Forum began this morning and will continue through Wednesday. The topic: How is your library meeting the challenges of difficult economic times?

Join in by subscribing at alcts-eforum@ala.org

**Register for the List**
Register to participate in discussions AND access the archives of past discussions.

Go to the ALA Mailing List Service site: http://lists.ala.org/sympa.

  •  click on ALCTS (spelled out) under the ALA Division heading
  •  choose alcts-eforum@ala.org
  •  an e-mail address and password are required to register for the list. Obtain a password by entering your e-mail address on the ALA Mailing List Service site.

Participation is free and open to anyone with email and an interest in the topic.

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ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Event Deadline: Board Action items due for the Annual Conference Board meeting due

by Katharine Coombes (staff) on Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 09:51 am

Deadline: Board Action items due for the Annual Conference Board meeting due

Submit documents for the ACRL Board to consider during Annual Conference Meeting. Electronic documents should be submitted to Katie Coombes, kcoombes@ala.org. Please use the ACRL Board cover form to clearly identify the action you wish the Board to take.

About ALA

Event Memorial Day (ALA closed)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Sun, Apr 5, 2009 at 04:03 pm

ALA offices will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday in the U.S.

Second Life Users Group

Discussion Connect Avis!

by Robin Williams on Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 07:33 pm

Hello!  This is Robin Williams, Sun Microsystems Digital Librarian. In Second Life I am known as Greylin Fairweather.

Do we have an inworld group?

ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Event Deadline: 2010 Annual Conference Program proposals due

by Katharine Coombes (staff) on Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 10:46 pm

Deadline: 2010 Annual Conference Program proposals due

Social Media Mavens

Curtis and Jenny at Midwinter

by crr29061 (non-member) on Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 10:59 am

testing uploading a wonderful photo!

ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee

Discussion Assumptions docs

by Ryan Johnson on Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 03:10 pm

For the Assumptions we can look at what ACRL produced but there is also a recent scan from ARL that should be of assistance to us. 

The ARL document entitled "Transformational Times: An Environmental Scan Prepared for the ARL Strategic Plan Review Task Force, Feb. 2009 [PDF]"

http://www.arl.org/bm~doc/transformational-times.pdf

 And the ACRL document.

For the Assumptions we can look at what ACRL produced but there is also a recent scan from ARL that should be of assistance to us. 

The ARL document entitled "Transformational Times: An Environmental Scan Prepared for the ARL Strategic Plan Review Task Force, Feb. 2009 [PDF]"

http://www.arl.org/bm~doc/transformational-times.pdf

 And the ACRL document.

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/issues/future/acrlguide09.pdf 

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