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2009 ALA Annual Conference [Event]

Event Libraries and Mobile Devices: Public Policy Considerations

by Timothy Vollmer (staff) on Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 12:24 pm


Mobile technologies are becoming an important tool for libraries to connect users and information. If you’re in Chicago for the 2009 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, come check OITP’s program Libraries and Mobile Devices: Public Policy Considerations. This event will take place Sunday, July 12, 2009 from 1:30-3:00pm at McCormick Place West W-192a. Panelists will include:


Mobile technologies are becoming an important tool for libraries to connect users and information. If you’re in Chicago for the 2009 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, come check OITP’s program Libraries and Mobile Devices: Public Policy Considerations. This event will take place Sunday, July 12, 2009 from 1:30-3:00pm at McCormick Place West W-192a. Panelists will include:

  • Jason Griffey, Assistant Professor and Head of Library Information Technology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • Bonnie Tijerina, Digital Collections Services Librarian, UCLA
  • Deborah Caldwell-Stone, Acting Director, ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom
  • Eli Neiburger, Associate Director, IT and Product Development at Ann Arbor District Library
  • Tom Peters, TAP Information Services

We’ll explore the current landscape of mobile devices and offer ideas for the future that can leverage mobile in ways to serve users in new and exciting ways. Panelists will discuss challenges posed by the explosion of mobile platforms, including issues of copyright and content licensing, digital rights management and format interoperability, user privacy, and accessibility & design. For those that cannot attend, we’ll be videorecording the session and will make it available online after the conference.

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BCALA (Black Caucus of the American Library Association)

Dr. E. J. Josey, founder of the BCALA passes away on July 3rd, 2009.

by Tracy Sutherland on Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 12:09 pm

Dr. Josey was benefactor, mentor, and role model to students. Authored 12 books and 300 articles, he has been the president of the American Library Association (ALA) and founded its Black Caucus.

GODORT (Government Documents Round Table)

Discussion GODORT Education Meeting

by Jennie Burroughs on Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 11:48 am

The GODORT Education Committee Meeting will be held Sunday, July 12, 1:30-3:30 p.m. We are meeting at the Palmer House in Salon VIII.

The GODORT Education Committee Meeting will be held Sunday, July 12, 1:30-3:30 p.m. We are meeting at the Palmer House in Salon VIII.

Following the theme of statistical and data literacy, the discussion session in the first hour of the committee meeting will focus on methods for improving patron statistical literacy. In the business meeting, we will discuss government information competencies and online programming for GODORT. Please join us. The full agenda is available on the GODORT Education wiki page: http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/2009_Education_Annual_Agenda.

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Career Connections

Discussion Welcome to our community

by Laura Kortz on Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 11:46 am

The Career Connections community is an initiative of Jim Rettig's presidential year. Its main purpose is to provide ALA members with an opportunity to have their resume/cv reviewed by colleagues and peers. The differences between this community and NMRT's resume review service are the following:

The Career Connections community is an initiative of Jim Rettig's presidential year. Its main purpose is to provide ALA members with an opportunity to have their resume/cv reviewed by colleagues and peers. The differences between this community and NMRT's resume review service are the following:

1. NMRT's email service is only available to NMRT members. Career Connections is available to all ALA members.
2. NMRT's Resume Review Service relies on an intermediary who forwards resumes to an appropriate reviewer. Career Connections will enable ALA members to contact each other.
3. NMRT's RRS is done by email. Career Connections will enable ALA members to upload resumes to the group and have several colleagues review them simultaneously thereby giving reviewees a diversity of opinions.

This is just a start. What I'm hoping our working group can do is to come up with a model and plan for making the community successful. Here are a few things I envision doing:

1. Creating a list of ALA members who might be interested in participating as reviewers. Should we try to get the current RRS list of email reviewers? Or should we attempt to recruit new reviewers?

2. Contacting potential reviewers and inviting them to login to ALAConnect and to join our group.

3. Advertising the community to ALA members via association listservs including NMRT-L.

4. Posting our own resumes/cvs to pilot the process.

This is just a start. I am eager to hear your ideas. How can we make this work for ALA members without taking anything away from NMRT's RRS?

 

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

Discussion Chicago GLBT Historical Resources

by John Bradford on Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 10:46 am

Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame

The Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame is both a historic event and an exhibit. Through the Hall of Fame, residents of Chicago and the world are made aware of the contributions of Chicago's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities and the communities' efforts to eradicate homophobic bias and discrimination.

Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame

The Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame is both a historic event and an exhibit. Through the Hall of Fame, residents of Chicago and the world are made aware of the contributions of Chicago's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities and the communities' efforts to eradicate homophobic bias and discrimination.

http://www.glhalloffame.org/

 

Chicago Gay History Project

An overview of people, events, and organizations that helped the Windy City become a beacon of gay progress. This Web site was conceived by Tracy Baim and is a companion to the book Out and Proud in Chicago (2008).

http://www.chicagogayhistory.org/

 

Includes: Resources

This bibliography is a great starting point for research on Chicago’s GLBT history.

http://www.chicagogayhistory.org/resources.html

 

Includes: Gay Press Archives

Both full text archives and PDF files of Chicago’s GLBT newspapers, current and past, are maintained here. With a little effort, you can track down John D’Emilio’s articles on Chicago GLBT history.

http://www.chicagogayhistory.org/archives.html

 

CWLU Herstory Project

The online archive of the Chicago Women's Liberation Union, a group of Windy City women determined to challenge male supremacy through many organizing projects from 1969-1977.

http://cwluherstory.org/

 

Includes: Blazing Star

Among the projects was a movement for lesbian liberation, often known as Blazing Star, after the title of its newsletter.

http://www.cwluherstory.org/blazing-star.html

 

Gerber/Hart Library

As a library, Gerber/Hart Library is committed to acquiring, preserving, and disseminating materials that embody the culture and history of gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people. As archives, Gerber/Hart Library is the repository for the records, papers, and other realia of GLBT life, focusing primarily in the Chicago metropolitan area and the Midwest.

http://www.gerberhart.org

 

Leather Archives & Museum

The Leather Archives & Museum is a library, museum and archives pertaining to Leather, fetishism, sadomasochism, and alternative sexual practices - and includes all sexual orientations and genders. While the geographic collection scope is worldwide, significant Chicago resources are held.

http://www.leatherarchives.org

 

Includes: Kris Studios of Chicago

Kris Studios, founded in 1950, was a Chicago physique pictorial photography business. Studio founder Chuck Renslow successfully defended himself against a pornography charge brought by the Postal Service, making it easier for GLBT magazines, newspapers, photosets, and films to be sent through the mail.

http://www.leatherarchives.org/kris/krisindex.htm

 

Includes: Online Video and Film

Films from Kris Studios and videos of Chicago leather events make up about a third of the clips available.

http://www.leatherarchives.org/collections/video-fi.htm

 

Queer Bronzeville : The History of African American Gays and Lesbians on Chicago’s South Side

Learn about the development (1885-1985) of queer communities in Bronzeville, an African-American neighborhood on Chicago's South Side. This exhibit was created by 2008 OutHistory.org Fellowship winner Tristan Cabello.

http://outhistory.org/wiki/Queer_Bronzeville_:_An_Overview

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2009 ALA Annual Conference [Event]

Event Urban Indian Culture Keepers: Reaching Out and Making Intergenerational Connections

by Holly Tomren on Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 04:57 pm

Meet librarians and Indian community members who keep the Indian ways alive in urban Indian country. Learn how librarians and communities collaborate to create innovative programming that creates library services that are relevant and vibrant. Listen as people share intergenerational connections that bring Indian culture to life. Hear from modern day culture keepers.

Location: McCormick Place West, W-178b
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616

American Indian Library Association (AILA)

Event Urban Indian Culture Keepers: Reaching Out and Making Intergenerational Connections

by Holly Tomren on Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 04:57 pm

Meet librarians and Indian community members who keep the Indian ways alive in urban Indian country. Learn how librarians and communities collaborate to create innovative programming that creates library services that are relevant and vibrant. Listen as people share intergenerational connections that bring Indian culture to life. Hear from modern day culture keepers.

Location: McCormick Place West, W-178b
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616

ACRL ANSS (Anthropology and Sociology Section)

Discussion ANSS Subject & Bibliographic Access Meeting - ALA Annual

by Wayne Sanders on Sun, Jul 5, 2009 at 11:52 am

The ANSS Subject & Bibliographic Access Committee welcomes you to join us on at our meeting on Saturday July 11, 2009 at the Millennium Room of the Palmer House in Chicago from 10:30 AM to Noon!

PLA (Public Library Association)

Discussion Labor's Last Stand. The Employee Free Choice Act.

by Kathleen McCook on Sun, Jul 5, 2009 at 08:19 am

The corporate campaign to kill the Employee Free Choice Act. Chamber of Commerce's campaign against EFCA.

 ALA-APA supports the Employee Free Choice Act.

The Employee Free Choice Act (H.R. 800) is critical piece of workers' rights legislation that will:

The corporate campaign to kill the Employee Free Choice Act. Chamber of Commerce's campaign against EFCA.

 ALA-APA supports the Employee Free Choice Act.

The Employee Free Choice Act (H.R. 800) is critical piece of workers' rights legislation that will:

 

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SRRT (Social Responsibilities Round Table)

Discussion Labor's Last Stand. The Employee Free Choice Act.

by Kathleen McCook on Sun, Jul 5, 2009 at 08:19 am

The corporate campaign to kill the Employee Free Choice Act. Chamber of Commerce's campaign against EFCA.

 ALA-APA supports the Employee Free Choice Act.

The Employee Free Choice Act (H.R. 800) is critical piece of workers' rights legislation that will:

The corporate campaign to kill the Employee Free Choice Act. Chamber of Commerce's campaign against EFCA.

 ALA-APA supports the Employee Free Choice Act.

The Employee Free Choice Act (H.R. 800) is critical piece of workers' rights legislation that will:

 

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