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GLBTRT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Round Table)

Event GLBT-RT: Steering Committee I

by David Vess on Thu, May 14, 2009 at 09:53 am

Location:

Palmer House Hilton
Room: Clark #7
Seventh Floor

Location:

Palmer House Hilton
Room: Clark #7
Seventh Floor

The Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe Street

Chicago, IL 60603

(312) 726-7500

 

 Floor plan of 7th floor meeting rooms of the Palmer House Hilton.  Clark number 7 is circled in red,

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GLBTRT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Round Table)

Event Setup Time - Membership Pavilion

by David Vess on Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 09:14 am

MEMO
TO:    Round Table Pavilion Coordinators
CC:    ROUND TABLE STAFF LIASIONS   
FROM:    TINA COLEMAN, JOHN CHRASTKA
SUBJECT:    MEMBERSHIP PAVILION @ ALA ANNUAL CONFERENCE, CHICAGO
   
Membership Pavilion, Booth 3034

MEMO
TO:    Round Table Pavilion Coordinators
CC:    ROUND TABLE STAFF LIASIONS   
FROM:    TINA COLEMAN, JOHN CHRASTKA
SUBJECT:    MEMBERSHIP PAVILION @ ALA ANNUAL CONFERENCE, CHICAGO
   
Membership Pavilion, Booth 3034

In response to good feedback from the Round Tables last year, we’ve redesigned the space to provide all Divisions and Round Tables with the same size and shape of displays.   We hope that you will find this to be more useful, easier to manage and more attractive for your membership offerings. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via e-mail at ccoleman@ala.org .

Space
Each Round Table will have 1.25 meter area that will include a slat-wall back panel for display and a counter top area for literature distribution. Plenty of storage space will be available.  Various Plexiglas and wire displays for the slat wall and counter top are provided at no charge.

Materials
Please limit your handouts to a maximum quantity of 250 for each piece. Feel free to use your space for handouts as well as signage.  If you need custom signs for events or programs and cannot produce them yourself, please contact your staff liaison. 

Staffing
The ALA Membership Development Office will be staffing the Pavilion and will take care of restocking materials and making sure the area is tidy. Volunteers are not required, but are most welcome.

Set-up
Materials should be addressed to Booth # 3034. Volunteers can arrive to help set up your area beginning 12 noon Thursday, July 9th, please keep in mind that set up must be completed by 5 pm Friday, July 10th. If you cannot supply volunteer set-up, please ask your staff liaison to coordinate with me in Membership Development.

Pavilion Sessions (101 Programs)
If your Round Table is planning a Pavilion Session (101 Program) your presenter should plan to arrive at the pavilion 5 – 10 minutes early in order to set up their multimedia needs. Questions about the schedule or other details can be directed to me, Tina Coleman, at ccoleman@ala.org.

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Virtual Communities and Libraries

Discussion New on ALA Island for June 2009!

by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 12:42 pm

The latest videos and podcast available “on demand” 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on ALA Island

The latest videos and podcast available “on demand” 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on ALA Island

2009 Chicago Annual Conference Promo: What are YOU looking forward to, this summer?
Galen Noltenius Sky Platform on ALA Island (206, 100, 46)
Produced by ALA Conference Services, this video features plenty of your colleagues discussing the value of Annual Conference–and the benefits to holding it in Chicago. The 2009 ALA Annual Conference is July 9 to 15 - http://www.ala.org/annual

Job of a Lifetime - Brian Mathews (podcast) at Member Lounge from ALA’s Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL, a division of ALA)
Member Lounge on ALA Island (79, 89, 29)
College & Research Libraries News (C&RL News) “Job of a Lifetime” column editor Erin Dorney talks with Brian Mathews about his work as User Experience Librarian at Georgia Tech. Mathews is now assistant university librarian for outreach and academic services at the University of California -Santa Barbara.  Read more about Mathews in the June 2009 issue of C&RL News - The User Experience Librarian, http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/publications/crlnews/2009/jun/jol.cfm
Time: 14:17 — The music in this ACRL Podcast is “Don’t you,” mixed by stefsax and available on ccMixter. The music is used under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 license.

New Videos at AL Focus Video Village as of June 2, 2009
AL Focus Video Village on  ALA Island (79, 44, 44)
AL Focus is the video home of American Libraries (AL) magazine — the monthly magazine for ALA members. AL Focus Video Village is where you can watch AL Focus videos on ALA Island in SL. Newest videos available — Interview with T.A. Barron, author of the Lost Years of Merlin books; Interview with Lauren Myracle, the oft-challenged author of such books as ttyl, Bliss, and the new Peace, Love & Baby Ducks; and We Read Everything from ALA’s Booklist magazine — For over 100 years, Booklist magazine has been reading everything–so you don’t have to. But how do we read that many books? For the first time ever, the intrepid editors at Booklist provide a glimpse into the their top-secret methods. Prepare to be shocked and amazed.

Judith Krug Video in Banned Books Week Town Square — 1981 appearance on Open Mind PBS TV Show
Banned Books Week Town Square on ALA Island (203, 55, 61)
Judith Krug was the founding director of ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and Banned Books Week. She passed away recently, in early April. Available to view in-world in Second Life now is the Open Mind episode from 1981, titled, Libraries, Free Speech, and Public Responsibility.

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Second Life Users Group

Discussion New on ALA Island for June 2009!

by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 12:42 pm

The latest videos and podcast available “on demand” 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on ALA Island

The latest videos and podcast available “on demand” 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on ALA Island

2009 Chicago Annual Conference Promo: What are YOU looking forward to, this summer?
Galen Noltenius Sky Platform on ALA Island (206, 100, 46)
Produced by ALA Conference Services, this video features plenty of your colleagues discussing the value of Annual Conference–and the benefits to holding it in Chicago. The 2009 ALA Annual Conference is July 9 to 15 - http://www.ala.org/annual

Job of a Lifetime - Brian Mathews (podcast) at Member Lounge from ALA’s Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL, a division of ALA)
Member Lounge on ALA Island (79, 89, 29)
College & Research Libraries News (C&RL News) “Job of a Lifetime” column editor Erin Dorney talks with Brian Mathews about his work as User Experience Librarian at Georgia Tech. Mathews is now assistant university librarian for outreach and academic services at the University of California -Santa Barbara.  Read more about Mathews in the June 2009 issue of C&RL News - The User Experience Librarian, http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/publications/crlnews/2009/jun/jol.cfm
Time: 14:17 — The music in this ACRL Podcast is “Don’t you,” mixed by stefsax and available on ccMixter. The music is used under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 license.

New Videos at AL Focus Video Village as of June 2, 2009
AL Focus Video Village on  ALA Island (79, 44, 44)
AL Focus is the video home of American Libraries (AL) magazine — the monthly magazine for ALA members. AL Focus Video Village is where you can watch AL Focus videos on ALA Island in SL. Newest videos available — Interview with T.A. Barron, author of the Lost Years of Merlin books; Interview with Lauren Myracle, the oft-challenged author of such books as ttyl, Bliss, and the new Peace, Love & Baby Ducks; and We Read Everything from ALA’s Booklist magazine — For over 100 years, Booklist magazine has been reading everything–so you don’t have to. But how do we read that many books? For the first time ever, the intrepid editors at Booklist provide a glimpse into the their top-secret methods. Prepare to be shocked and amazed.

Judith Krug Video in Banned Books Week Town Square — 1981 appearance on Open Mind PBS TV Show
Banned Books Week Town Square on ALA Island (203, 55, 61)
Judith Krug was the founding director of ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and Banned Books Week. She passed away recently, in early April. Available to view in-world in Second Life now is the Open Mind episode from 1981, titled, Libraries, Free Speech, and Public Responsibility.

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Government Information Interest Group

Discussion Help Me Build Govdocs Blog Topics

by Daniel Cornwall on Sat, May 30, 2009 at 02:57 pm

Hi All,

I've started a page on possible series topics for govdoc bloggers over on the GODORT Wiki at http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/Topics_for_Government_Documents_Blogs

The purpose of this small project is to inspire govdocs bloggers, including myself, to post on subjects that show the depth of knowledge that government documents librarians have about government information resources.

Hi All,

I've started a page on possible series topics for govdoc bloggers over on the GODORT Wiki at http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/Topics_for_Government_Documents_Blogs

The purpose of this small project is to inspire govdocs bloggers, including myself, to post on subjects that show the depth of knowledge that government documents librarians have about government information resources.

The community's first and important step was to highlight "Documents in the News." This is an important service which I think should continue to be done, but I'm not convinced everyone has to do it. So I thought I'd start sharing ideas that would allow us to surface new content to the internet masses. Knowing who is in this group, I'm sure that 1) You've got more ideas and 2) Some of you are already doing stuff like this. 

So, please look over the page and add to it. If you're so inclined, I'd love to see comments on the following:

1) Are you already writing on these or other "beneath the surface" govdocs topics on your blog?

2) Is there a practical way to divvy up and distribute existing "Documents in the News" type sites so we don't have 20 people all writing about new GAO reports? Could we all just put a Docuticker (or favorite docs blog here) widget on our blogs? Or is there value in multiple highlight places? 

The above doesn't apply to local documents, which wouldn't be picked up by multiple bloggers. 

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ACRL IS Instruction for Diverse Populations Committee (Instruction Section)

Discussion ACRL Instruction Section issues diversity materials

by Alexia Hudson-Ward on Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 02:19 pm

News

For Immediate Release

June 1, 2009

 

Contact: 

Alexandra Rivera

Chair ACRL/IS Instruction for Diverse Populations Committee

Outreach Librarian

University of Arizona Libraries

1510 E. University Blvd., Room A122

Tucson, AZ  85721

Phone: (520) 626-3902

Fax: (520) 626-7444

E-mail: riveraa@u.library.arizona.edu

 

ACRL Instruction Section issues diversity materials

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section (IS) Instruction for Diverse Populations (IDP) Committee is pleased to announce the latest versions of the "Multilingual Glossary" and "Library Instruction for Diverse Populations Bibliography.” These two publications are intended to promote the equal access to instructional services, materials and technologies.

The “Multilingual Glossary” supports both English as a Second Language library users and the librarians who assist them. The glossary contains terminology and definitions for 85 commonly used library terms. The terminology is provided in six different languages: English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French and Spanish. Definitions are provided in English. 

Recognizing that college and university students are more diverse than ever, and that this trend is one that will continue, the IDP Committee developed and continues to update the “Library Instruction for Diverse Populations Bibliography.” This annotated bibliography begins with a section of general resources on instruction for diverse populations and then addresses instructional issues and techniques for the following student groups: African American; Asian American; first-generation college; gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender; Hispanic and Latino; international; Native American; nontraditional; students with disabilities and transfer students.

Both publications can be accessed from the publications section of the IS Web site at http://www.ala.org/acrl/is.

The committee wishes to thank past members/contributors to these publications and the members who participated in the most recent revisions: Jennifer Knievel, Miriam Laskin, Andrew Lee, Colleen Major, Lesley Moyo, Maud Mundava, Alexandra Rivera, Paula Smith, Dana Wright and Vivien Zazzau.

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The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing more than13,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments. ACRL is on the Web at http://www.acrl.org/.

 

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ASCLA LSSPS Executive Committee (Libraries Serving Special Populations Section)

Online Doc LSSPS Bylaws Proposal

by William Reed on Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 10:00 am

To view the Bylaw Revision Proposal, select the following link:

http://connect.ala.org/files/16456/lssps_bylaws_revision_project_draft_v...

 To make comments regarding Bylaw Revision Proposal, select the following link:

http://connect.ala.org/node/71272#attachments

 

Unconferences

Event LibCampNYC 2009

by Stephen Francoeur (non-member) on Mon, May 11, 2009 at 01:49 pm

Come attend LibCampNYC 2009 at Brooklyn College on June 3, 2009.

Official description:

Come attend LibCampNYC 2009 at Brooklyn College on June 3, 2009.

Official description:

LibCampNYC is for librarians, library staff, and students interested in sharing with and learning from a vibrant community of their professional peers. As with most “unconferences,” participants at LibCampNYC will be expected to share their work, skills, or knowledge as active participants. LibCampNYC is a participatory user-generated “unconference” focusing on libraries and library technology. It inherits a rich tradition from other unconferences and BarCamps, in which the content of the sessions is determined and managed by attendees. Sessions may include (but are not limited to): software demonstrations, how-to workshops, spirited debates, paper presentations, or problem-solving sessions. Participants will determine the day’s offerings in the opening session, and all sessions will be summarized in the closing session. This collaborative environment presents unique opportunities for learning, sharing, and relationship-building that can be elusive at more formal conferences.

LibCampNYC is organized by METRO and the Brooklyn College Library and follows on the success of Library Camp NYC, which convened in August 2007 at Baruch College.

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

Online Doc Communication Channels :: Dispersion vs Reduction vs Consolidation vs ?

by Aaron Dobbs on Fri, May 29, 2009 at 10:58 am

Summary: Looking for ways to consolidate communication channels

Ideas:
~ Maybe sort of a Freindfeed Room for BIGWIG? (extrapolatable to LITA and ALA is a plus)
~ Weed those that can be weeded
~ Which could be weeded?

~ Other ideas (feel free to add your own and expand on any ideas)

Current BIGWIG Communication Channels (and what they CAN be used for)

Summary: Looking for ways to consolidate communication channels

Ideas:
~ Maybe sort of a Freindfeed Room for BIGWIG? (extrapolatable to LITA and ALA is a plus)
~ Weed those that can be weeded
~ Which could be weeded?

~ Other ideas (feel free to add your own and expand on any ideas)

Current BIGWIG Communication Channels (and what they CAN be used for)

  • LITA Blog
    • news/announcements
  • BIGWIG List
    • news/announcements
    • discussions
  • LITA Wiki
    • documentation / planning
  • YourBIGWIG
    • news / announcements
    • voting
    • online presentations
    • hub
  • ALA Connect
    • news / announcements
    • discussions
    • documentation

Also . . .

  • Twitter (we have one now)
  •  Facebook Page (we could add one)
  • LinkedIN Group (we need one)

Did I miss any? Please add...

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