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LITA Program Planning Committee

Event LITA PPC meeting

by S.G. Ranti Junus on Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 03:54 pm

LITA PPC meeting will be at Palmer House, LaSalle 2 room

 

ALA Unconference 2009

Discussion The Unconference Schedule is up!

by Meredith Farkas on Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 03:24 pm

You can view the Unconference schedule for Friday at http://wikis.ala.org/annual2009/index.php/Unconference_Schedule.

RDA: Resource Description & Access

Discussion RDA Entity Relationship diagrams posted

by Patrick Hogan (staff) on Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 03:18 pm

Entity Relationship diagrams for RDA are availalbe at rdaonline.org.

ALCTS

Online Doc ANO: June Issue

by Christine McConnell (non-member) on Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 03:09 pm

ALCTS Newsletter Online

June Issue

Features

Annual '09 Conference Preview:

ALCTS Newsletter Online

June Issue

Features

Annual '09 Conference Preview:

News

From ALCTS

  • New Interest Groups
  • Call for Bloggers
  • Program Proposals for Annual 2009 Sought
  • Call for Submissions for ALCTS Papers Series
  • Risk and Entrepreneurship in Libraries Available

From ALA

  • ALA 2007-08 Annual Report Available
  • Annual Wiki Now Available
  • Events at Annual
  • ALA 2009 Nominating Committee Seeks Candidates for 2009 Election
  • Second Edition of Licensing Digital Content Now Available

From the Profession

  • OCLC News
  • ARL Releases White Paper on FDLP
  • World Digital Library Debuts
  • New Digital Curation Blog
  • ID.LOC.GOV Web Service
  • Calls for Papers
  • Scribd Store Now Open
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ALA 2009 Annual Conference Scholarship for a Day

Discussion Hello

by Harriett Green on Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 12:58 pm

Hello all,

My name is Harriett Green and I'm a 2008-2009 Spectrum Scholar.  I just finished my first year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and I plan to become an academic librarian in reference and instruction. I work at the Information Desk at the UIUC Main Library, and I'm also doing a project this summer with the Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections. I look forward to meeting you all on Saturday!

Best,
Harriett Green

2009 ALA Annual Conference [Event]

Event Transforming Library Service through Broadband Access: The Role of Regional Library Cooperatives

by Timothy Vollmer (staff) on Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 12:44 pm

ASCLA ICAN (Interlibrary Cooperation and Networking) and OITP (Office for Information Technology Policy) are sponsoring a program at the ALA Annual Conference on Transforming Library Service through Broadband Access: The Role of Regional Library Cooperatives on Sunday, July 12, 1:30 – 3:00 pm in the Camelot Room of the Intercontinental Hotel. Come to this meeting if:

ASCLA ICAN (Interlibrary Cooperation and Networking) and OITP (Office for Information Technology Policy) are sponsoring a program at the ALA Annual Conference on Transforming Library Service through Broadband Access: The Role of Regional Library Cooperatives on Sunday, July 12, 1:30 – 3:00 pm in the Camelot Room of the Intercontinental Hotel. Come to this meeting if:

  • You are a public library who would like your Regional Cooperative to help you get high speed broadband access
  • You are a Regional Cooperative that already helps your members with some aspect of high speed broadband and are willing to share your advice and experience
  • You are a Regional Cooperative that would like to provide this service but you are not sure where to begin

Speakers will include Barbara Powell, Librarian from the Concord Free Public Library (MA), Chris Alberts and Monica Schultz from the Peninsula Library System (CA), Bo Bocher from the Wisconsin State Library, and Todd Schmidt, City Manager in Milton, WI. These speakers will each give their own perspective on how their Regional Library Cooperative helps member libraries get and use high speed broadband to better serve their users. There will be time for the audience to share questions and their experience.

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2009 ALA Annual Conference [Event]

Event Washington Office Breakout Session--The Future of Libraries

by Timothy Vollmer (staff) on Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 12:41 pm

Check out the Washington Office Breakout Session I: “The Future of Libraries.” The panel will take place Saturday 10:30 am - noon at McCormick Place (Convention Center), Rm. W-194a.

Check out the Washington Office Breakout Session I: “The Future of Libraries.” The panel will take place Saturday 10:30 am - noon at McCormick Place (Convention Center), Rm. W-194a.

What will libraries look like in 5, 10, or 20 years? What are the major trends in technology and society that will shape future libraries? What are cutting-edge products, services, and practices that can be found in today's libraries? Come to this session to learn about these diverse perspectives on the future of libraries and offer your thoughts to the Program on America's Libraries for the 21st Century of ALA's Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP).

The panel:

  • Vivian Pisano, Chief of Information Technology, San Francisco Public Library
  • Alan Inouye, Director, ALA OITP
  • Jennifer Hendrix, Consultant, ALA OITP
  • Christine Lind Hage, Director, Rochester Hills Public Library, Michigan
  • Roger Levien, Principal, Strategy & Innovation Consulting and OITP Fellow
  • Stacey Aldrich, Acting State Librarian of California
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2009 ALA Annual Conference [Event]

Event Copyright "Lucy Booth" at Member Pavilion

by Timothy Vollmer (staff) on Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 12:38 pm

Members of the Copyright Advisory Network and OITP Copyright Committee will answer questions at the Copyright "Lucy Booth" at ALA Annual Conference inside the Member Pavillion on Saturday, July 11th and Sunday, July 12 from 9am-5pm. Come by to chat about hot copyright issues and check out useful tools such as the Public Domain slider, Section 108 Spinner, and some new tools too!

Members of the Copyright Advisory Network and OITP Copyright Committee will answer questions at the Copyright "Lucy Booth" at ALA Annual Conference inside the Member Pavillion on Saturday, July 11th and Sunday, July 12 from 9am-5pm. Come by to chat about hot copyright issues and check out useful tools such as the Public Domain slider, Section 108 Spinner, and some new tools too! Thumbdrives loaded with great copyright education resources will be provided for those asking questions. Look for the life-size "Lola Lola" character from Complete Copyright and stop on over!

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2009 ALA Annual Conference [Event]

Event Copyright "Lucy Booth" at Member Pavilion

by Timothy Vollmer (staff) on Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 12:36 pm

Members of the Copyright Advisory Network and OITP Copyright Committee will answer questions at the Copyright "Lucy Booth" at ALA Annual Conference inside the Member Pavillion on Saturday, July 11th and Sunday, July 12 from 9am-5pm. Come by to chat about hot copyright issues and check out useful tools such as the Public Domain slider, Section 108 Spinner, and some new tools too!

Members of the Copyright Advisory Network and OITP Copyright Committee will answer questions at the Copyright "Lucy Booth" at ALA Annual Conference inside the Member Pavillion on Saturday, July 11th and Sunday, July 12 from 9am-5pm. Come by to chat about hot copyright issues and check out useful tools such as the Public Domain slider, Section 108 Spinner, and some new tools too! Thumbdrives loaded with great copyright education resources will be provided for those asking questions. Look for the life-size "Lola Lola" character from Complete Copyright and stop on over!

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2009 ALA Annual Conference [Event]

Event Membership Feedback Session on Principles for Librarianship and Traditional Cultural Expressions

by Timothy Vollmer (staff) on Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 12:27 pm

OITP will host an open forum on Principles for Librarianship and Traditional Cultural Expressions on Sunday, July 12 from 3:30-5:30pm at Palmer House, Salon XII.

OITP will host an open forum on Principles for Librarianship and Traditional Cultural Expressions on Sunday, July 12 from 3:30-5:30pm at Palmer House, Salon XII.

Traditional Cultural Expressions (TCEs) are creative works made by indigenous communities. These creative works—and the creative process—are handed down from generation to generation and include native music, stories, dance, wood carvings, paintings, and architectural works. Many of these culturally sensitive TCEs have been acquired by libraries, who often unknowingly provide access and preserve these works, some of which were never intended to be shared beyond indigenous communities. ALA has no policy position on TCEs, but other associations and groups have studied these concerns for decades. As we learn about TCEs and their importance to indigenous cultures, does this new understanding affect the traditional role of libraries – to provide access to information, to preserve the cultural heritage, and ensure open inquiry?

Over the last year, OITP has convened meetings with stakeholders to learn more, discuss the issues and determine if any ALA action was warranted. The consensus reached was that ALA should develop TCE principles and seek ALA endorsement as policy. The goal was to recognize the unique nature of TCEs while continuing to support library values of open access, freedom of information, diversity of opinion and other values articulated n the Library Bill of Rights.

The resulting draft principles—“Librarianship and Traditional Cultural Expressions: Nurturing Understanding and Respect" (PDF) were developed by ALA members appointed to represent indigenous, intellectual freedom, diversity, Native American, and rural communities. Now we are seeking feedback from a wider range of librarians and organizations representing archivists, folklorists, museum professionals, tribal leaders, and tribal associations. For more information visit the TCE website.

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