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Guide to Reference

Discussion RUSA Programs at ALA Annual in Chicago

by Steven Hofmann (staff) on Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 12:31 pm

A comprehensive guide to the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) programs and events at the upcoming ALA Annual conference is available for download at http://rusa.ala.org/media/rusa09annual.pdf.

LITA (Library and Information Technology Association)

Discussion LITA Events at Annual

by Aaron Dobbs on Sun, May 31, 2009 at 02:18 pm

The LITA events gCal is populated - let me know if you have timezone toubles...

See you in Chicago!

Blogs, Interactive Media, Groupware, and Wikis Interest Group (LITA BIGWIG)

Discussion LITA Events at Annual

by Aaron Dobbs on Sun, May 31, 2009 at 02:18 pm

The LITA events gCal is populated - let me know if you have timezone toubles...

See you in Chicago!

GODORT Program Committee (Government Documents Round Table)

Discussion Program Committee Meeting Agenda

by Amy West on Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 10:08 am

Friday, June 10, 2009

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

PALM Burnham 5

Friday, June 10, 2009

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

PALM Burnham 5

  1. Introductions and Welcome
  2. Short review of 2009 preconference: All Government Information is Local: Building on a Century of Local and Regional information in Libraries
  3. Short discussion of logistics for 2009 program Gov Doc Kids
  4. Brief review of committee membership duties
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GODORT Steering

Discussion Agendas - where do they go and how are they publicized?

by Valerie Glenn on Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 02:29 pm

As the Bylaws and Organization Cmte looks at the various pieces of information GODORT creates and publicizes (and as conference approaches), I keep returning to two questions: where should agendas be posted? and where should they be publicized? 

As the Bylaws and Organization Cmte looks at the various pieces of information GODORT creates and publicizes (and as conference approaches), I keep returning to two questions: where should agendas be posted? and where should they be publicized? 

According to the PPM (Chapter 1, IV. B. 1), prior to each conference each Chair or Coordinator should: "post agenda to Steering Committee reflector and to GOVDOC-L" and "send agenda to Committee/Task Force Web Manager for posting on WWW site."  Obviously this language is outdated, but I'd like to get a sense of the group as to how it should be updated.  Do we limit ourselves to posting agendas on the wiki and sending a general announcement to godort@ala.org? Or can we find a way to publicize through various outlets without annoying people who subscribe to several GODORT channels?

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ALCTS PARS Digital Preservation Interest Group

Discussion Digital Preservation Interest Group

by Becky Ryder on Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 12:34 pm

Digital Preservation Interest Group

July 12, 8-10 a.m.

Hilton, Northwest 1

AGENDA
1) File Formats 101 – Kathryn Lybarger, University of Kentucky

Digital Preservation Interest Group

July 12, 8-10 a.m.

Hilton, Northwest 1

AGENDA
1) File Formats 101 – Kathryn Lybarger, University of Kentucky

2) HATHITRUST (a shared digital repository):   Overview and Strategic Directions - Robin L. Dale, UC-Santa Cruz, HATHITRUST Strategic Advisory Committee

3) DCAPE (Distributed Custodial Archival Preservation Environments) Overview and Strategic Directions - Amy Rudersdorf, State Library of North Carolina

4) Review Digital Preservation definition changes

5) Conference Updates

6) Brief Business Meeting to elect new co-chair

Emily Gore, co-chair                           
Clemson University Libraries

Becky Ryder, co-chair
University of Kentucky Libraries

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K-16 Information Literacy

Discussion TRAILS: Tool for Real-time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills

by Kenneth Burhanna on Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 12:20 pm

TRAILS is a knowledge assessment with multiple-choice questions targeting a variety of information literacy skills based on sixth and ninth grade standards. This freely available, Web-based system was developed to provide an easily accessible and flexible tool for library media specialists and teachers to identify strengths and weaknesses in the information-seeking skills of their students.

K-16 Information Literacy

Discussion Transitioning to College: Helping You Succeed Web Site

by Kenneth Burhanna on Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 12:17 pm

Transitioning to College -- This is a Web site targetted at high school students and college freshmen and their educators to provide a collection of online resources and tools that can aid college transitions. This site was developed at Kent State University with input from Ohio academic and high school librarians.

Transitioning to College -- This is a Web site targetted at high school students and college freshmen and their educators to provide a collection of online resources and tools that can aid college transitions. This site was developed at Kent State University with input from Ohio academic and high school librarians. Transitioning to College is an initiative jointly funded by the Institute for Library and Information Literacy Education (ILILE) and a Library Services Technology Act (LSTA) grant.

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Gaming in Libraries Course

Discussion Contacting Local Businesses

by Noah Lewin on Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 10:00 am

Scott, you mentioned that we should contact local businesses to be partners.  Here in NYC there are plenty of Game Stop shops.  Isn't that a chain?   They seem like a good place to go to ask for partnerships, but I'm thinking that it really can't be considered a local store.  What 's your opinion?

ALA Website Advisory Committee

Discussion 2009 Annual ITTS Report to WAC is ready to review!

by Sherri Vanyek on Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 04:49 pm

The report is available as an online document and a pdf file.

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