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NMRT (New Members Round Table)

Discussion Call for Presenters: ACRL New Members Discussion Group

by Linda Hofschire on Tue, May 12, 2009 at 11:54 pm

The ACRL New Members Discussion Group invites the submission of proposals for presentation at its meeting at the 2009 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL on Saturday, July 11, 2009.

The ACRL New Members Discussion Group invites the submission of proposals for presentation at its meeting at the 2009 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL on Saturday, July 11, 2009.

The ACRL New Members Discussion Group is for new (and aspiring) academic librarians. We meet twice a year–at both ALA conferences–to chat about whatever is on our minds. It’s an opportunity for networking and a friendly place to ask any questions you have about succeeding in ACRL. Presenters at this meeting have the opportunity to contribute to the professional development of other academic librarians, gain conference presentation experience, and build their CV.

Our meeting topic for the conference is “The Publication Process: Getting Published in LIS Journals.” We are interested in presentations that share personal experiences with the publication process, that will help new and aspiring academic librarians gain a better understanding of the various steps that are involved in this process. We seek proposals for presentations that address this topic from a variety of angles, including (but not limited to):

-Planning a systematic research program
-The publication process: Generating topics, writing up and submitting the manuscript, working with an editor, responding to reviewers, etc.
-Targeting various journals for publication
-What to do if your manuscript is not accepted

The ACRL New Members Discussion Group meeting will take place on Saturday, July 11, 2009, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Presenters should plan to speak for 10 minutes and allow 5 minutes for questions/discussion. There will be three presentations. Following the presentations, we will open the floor for discussion on the topic, or we can answer your questions about getting involved in national activities and/or academic librarianship in general.

Proposals are due by June 8, 2009. Notification of acceptance will be made by June 15, 2009. Please include the following information in your proposal:

1. A cover sheet with your name, title, institutional affiliation, mailing address, phone number, and email address.
2. A second sheet that contains no identifying information and includes the title and a 200-300 word description of your presentation. The description should clearly identify the topic of your presentation, your personal experience with this topic, and how your presentation will contribute to new and aspiring librarians’ understanding of the publication process.
3. Keep in mind that there will be no use of technology for these presentations. Feel free to bring handouts if you’d like to provide a list of further reading, etc.

Please submit proposal by email to Merinda Hensley (ACRL Convener) at mhensle1@illinois.edu

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ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Discussion Call for Presenters: ACRL New Members Discussion Group

by Linda Hofschire on Tue, May 12, 2009 at 11:48 pm

The ACRL New Members Discussion Group invites the submission of proposals for presentation at its meeting at the 2009 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL on Saturday, July 11, 2009.

The ACRL New Members Discussion Group is for new (and aspiring) academic librarians. We meet twice a year–at both ALA conferences–to chat about whatever is on our minds. It’s an opportunity for networking and a friendly place to ask any questions you have about succeeding in ACRL.

The ACRL New Members Discussion Group invites the submission of proposals for presentation at its meeting at the 2009 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL on Saturday, July 11, 2009.

The ACRL New Members Discussion Group is for new (and aspiring) academic librarians. We meet twice a year–at both ALA conferences–to chat about whatever is on our minds. It’s an opportunity for networking and a friendly place to ask any questions you have about succeeding in ACRL.

Presenters at this meeting have the opportunity to contribute to the professional development of other academic librarians, gain conference presentation experience, and build their CV.

Our meeting topic for the conference is “The Publication Process: Getting Published in LIS Journals.” We are interested in presentations that share personal experiences with the publication process, that will help new and aspiring academic librarians gain a better understanding of the various steps that are involved in this process. We seek proposals for presentations that address this topic from a variety of angles, including (but not limited to):

  • Planning a systematic research program
  • The publication process: Generating topics, writing up and submitting the manuscript, working with an editor, responding to reviewers, etc.
  • Targeting various journals for publication
  • What to do if your manuscript is not accepted

The ACRL New Members Discussion Group meeting will take place on Saturday, July 11, 2009, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Presenters should plan to speak for 10 minutes and allow 5 minutes for questions/discussion. There will be three presentations. Following the presentations, we will open the floor for discussion on the topic, or we can answer your questions about getting involved in national activities and/or academic librarianship in general.

Proposals are due by June 8, 2009. Notification of acceptance will be made by June 15, 2009.

Please include the following information in your proposal:

1. A cover sheet with your name, title, institutional affiliation, mailing address, phone number, and email address.
2. A second sheet that contains no identifying information and includes the title and a 200-300 word description of your presentation. The description should clearly identify the topic of your presentation, your personal experience with this topic, and how your presentation will contribute to new and aspiring librarians’ understanding of the publication process.
3. Keep in mind that there will be no use of technology for these presentations. Feel free to bring handouts if you’d like to provide a list of further reading, etc.

Please submit proposal by email to Merinda Hensley (ACRL Convener) at mhensle1@illinois.edu.

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ALA Council

Discussion Information on ALA Connect in response to questions/comments on Council discussion list

by Mary Ghikas on Tue, May 12, 2009 at 06:20 pm

The attached document was posted to the ALA Council discussion list by Mary Ghikas, in response to comments and questions about ALA Connect, on 12 May 2009. 

ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Event ACRL Spring Executive Committee Meeting

by Katharine Coombes (staff) on Tue, May 12, 2009 at 01:24 pm

The ACRL Spring Executive Committee Meeting will be Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at the ALA Office in Washington, D.C.

The ACRL Spring Executive Committee Meeting will be Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at the ALA Office in Washington, D.C.

(approximately 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.).

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ACRL Board of Directors

Event ACRL Spring Executive Committee Meeting

by Katharine Coombes (staff) on Tue, May 12, 2009 at 01:24 pm

The ACRL Spring Executive Committee Meeting will be Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at the ALA Office in Washington, D.C.

The ACRL Spring Executive Committee Meeting will be Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at the ALA Office in Washington, D.C.

(approximately 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.).

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Unconferences

Event ACPL Library Camp

by Shifted Jenny Levine on Tue, May 12, 2009 at 08:28 am

I think the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, IN,  is tentatively holding a Library Camp on August 25, although I haven't found any details for it online yet.

Unconferences

Discussion Downloadable/exportable calendar of library camps and unconferences

by Stephen Francoeur (non-member) on Tue, May 12, 2009 at 09:05 am

Using the free service, FuseCal, I created a calendar of library camps and unconferences:

http://fusecal.com/calendar/view/1975435?h=5fd7667e-3e6b-11de-a3ec-00163e3e3633

Using the free service, FuseCal, I created a calendar of library camps and unconferences:

http://fusecal.com/calendar/view/1975435?h=5fd7667e-3e6b-11de-a3ec-00163e3e3633

Technical details: the data that goes into the calendar is scraped by FuseCal from the entry in the LIS Wiki page for "library camp." If you want to add to this calendar, please update the LIS Wiki page on library camp so that FuseCal can automatically update its info and publish the calendar info there in formats that are accessible for most calendar software.

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RUSA MARS Public Libraries Committee (Machine-Assisted Reference Section)

Poll Do you think libraries should Twitter?

by Alexandria McEwen on Mon, May 4, 2009 at 04:12 pm
Yes, it is any easy way to get info out to the public
0% (0 votes)
Whats Twitter (www.twitter.com)?
0% (0 votes)
No, Twittter is meant for the masses, not libraries
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 0
Social Networking for Librarians and Library Students

Event NY Librarians Meetup : Celebrate Brooklyn's Rite of Spring @ the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

by Stephanie Gross on Fri, May 1, 2009 at 02:25 pm

 

Come network with the NY Librarians Meetup Sunday, May 3rd 1 P until closing
 Hanami: Celebrating the Cherry Blossom-viewing Season

Hanami is the Japanese cultural tradition of viewing and cherish each moment of the cherry blossom season. We'll meet at the main entrance of the Gardens, and then find a spot where we can plunk ourselves to mix and mingle. Among the activities, participants may:

 

Come network with the NY Librarians Meetup Sunday, May 3rd 1 P until closing
 Hanami: Celebrating the Cherry Blossom-viewing Season

Hanami is the Japanese cultural tradition of viewing and cherish each moment of the cherry blossom season. We'll meet at the main entrance of the Gardens, and then find a spot where we can plunk ourselves to mix and mingle. Among the activities, participants may:

* Stroll under a canopy of cherry trees
* View artwork inspired by cherry blooms in the Steinhardt Conservatory Gallery
* Savor special Japanese entrees at the Terrace Cafe

Other library networking groups will be contacted and invited. There is an admission fee to the Gardens, but there are special rates for students and members.

 

To join this meetup, please visit their official site:  http://www.meetup.com/nylibrarians.  There is no charge to do so.

For more information about the Cherry Blossom Festival and to purchase tickets to that event, please see:  http://www.bbg.org. There is an admission fee, and tickets may be purchased online.  Special discounts are given to students and seniors.

 

See you there!

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Government Information Interest Group

Discussion Have You Taught about Gov Info to Children and/or Teens?

by Rebecca Troy-Horton on Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 10:43 pm

Just curious if any of y'all ever taught to children and/or teens about government info? By taught, I mean have you ever taught a visiting class in your library? What did you teach? How did it go?

I ask because I've had a couple of groups of youngins visit our academic library and they visit the depository too! I reward them with FDLP Pens if they can name a government agency, and the student who names the most unusual/lesser known government agency gets a free copy of the constitution AND a pen. Haha.

Just curious if any of y'all ever taught to children and/or teens about government info? By taught, I mean have you ever taught a visiting class in your library? What did you teach? How did it go?

I ask because I've had a couple of groups of youngins visit our academic library and they visit the depository too! I reward them with FDLP Pens if they can name a government agency, and the student who names the most unusual/lesser known government agency gets a free copy of the constitution AND a pen. Haha.

One of the most lesser known agency ever shouted out with gusto was SBA. This kid was from Cameron Parish, which got hit hard by Hurricane Rita, and he said he knew about the Small Business Association (SBA) because he heard his parents talk about it all the time and how they needed help from that agency and also from FEMA.

Another student asked if we had the Roswell Report. I told her we had two copies. Her eyes got all big and I brought it out to show them. Heh heh.

Thought you might be interested in an upcoming event at ALA Annual on this topic: Gov Doc Kids Program, Date: 13 July 2009 Time: 10:30-12:30 PM CDT Location: TBA and visit the Gov Doc Kids Group Wiki

~Rebecca

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