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GODORT (Government Documents Round Table)

Discussion GODORT Oral Histories project

by Cassandra Hartnett on Fri, Jul 3, 2009 at 04:42 pm

An Oral Histories effort has been underway within GODORT, led quite capably by Tanya Finchum, Oklahoma State University.  She'll be in Chicago, collecting stories and memories from even more GODORT greats.  We are seeking volunteers to assist with the project, and Tanya would like to cycle off chairing the effort.  At least three volunteers are sought, and technical skills (ability with recording, uploading, preserving files) are a plus, but not required.Expectations for volunteers:

An Oral Histories effort has been underway within GODORT, led quite capably by Tanya Finchum, Oklahoma State University.  She'll be in Chicago, collecting stories and memories from even more GODORT greats.  We are seeking volunteers to assist with the project, and Tanya would like to cycle off chairing the effort.  At least three volunteers are sought, and technical skills (ability with recording, uploading, preserving files) are a plus, but not required.Expectations for volunteers:

Serve a 1- year term on this projectLearn about oral history methodsHelp us capture at least one more oral history per conferenceThis is an ad hoc project but can be formalized into GODORT's organization if we can keep the gears of the project turning -- which looks quite likely, based on members' enthusiasm.Won't you assist us by volunteering to help with oral histories?

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

Discussion Max Smith at Gerber-Hart Library July 9

by John Bradford on Fri, Jul 3, 2009 at 11:15 am

If you are in town for ALA on Thursday, July 9, you can catch Max Smith discussing his forthcoming book African America's Third Rail: SGL (Same Gender Loving) . He'll be speaking at 7 pm at the Gerber-Hart Library, 1127 West Granville, just west of the Granville stop on the Red Line.

2009 Emerging Leaders Project U (LITA and Social Software) [Community]

Discussion LITA & Social Media Poster Session & Handout

by Holly Tomren on Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 07:06 pm

This poster summarizes our tips and suggestions for how LITA can leverage social media and will be presented at the Emerging Leaders Poster Session at ALA Annual in Chicago, July 10, 2009, McCormick Place West Rm W185 from 3-5 p.m.

http://files.getdropbox.com/u/886970/LITA%20%26%20Social%20Media2.ppt
http://files.getdropbox.com/u/886970/LITA%20%26%20Social%20Media2.pdf

This poster summarizes our tips and suggestions for how LITA can leverage social media and will be presented at the Emerging Leaders Poster Session at ALA Annual in Chicago, July 10, 2009, McCormick Place West Rm W185 from 3-5 p.m.

http://files.getdropbox.com/u/886970/LITA%20%26%20Social%20Media2.ppt
http://files.getdropbox.com/u/886970/LITA%20%26%20Social%20Media2.pdf

The handout is a companion to the poster

http://www.slideshare.net/htomren/lita-social-media-using-social-softwar...

 

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ALA 2009 Annual Conference Scholarship for a Day

Discussion Greetings

by Christopher Morgan-Chi (non-member) on Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 06:19 pm

Greetings All

My name is Christopher Morgan. I'm a native chicagoan finishing undergrad in december 2009 planning to attend the library science program at Dominican or Urbana-Champaign in the spring 2010, interested in k-12 and possible study-work abroad program in africa. I'm Looking forward to attending conference next week.

Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA)

Discussion APALA @ Annual '09: Multicultural Outreach and Communication

by Beatriz Wallace on Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 04:59 pm

Multicultural Outreach and Communication -- Addressing the Information Needs of Asian/Pacific American CommunitiesSunday, July 12, 10:30 am - 12:00 pmMcCormick Place West (MCP) W-192aThe diverse population of Asian / Pacific Americans pose an interesting challenge for cultural institutions like libraries. Rich in cultural and linguistic traditions as well as different immigration backgrounds, APA communities throughout the United States have unique needs that if not understood and addressed could affect the success of outreach programs in our libraries.

Multicultural Outreach and Communication -- Addressing the Information Needs of Asian/Pacific American CommunitiesSunday, July 12, 10:30 am - 12:00 pmMcCormick Place West (MCP) W-192aThe diverse population of Asian / Pacific Americans pose an interesting challenge for cultural institutions like libraries. Rich in cultural and linguistic traditions as well as different immigration backgrounds, APA communities throughout the United States have unique needs that if not understood and addressed could affect the success of outreach programs in our libraries. The speakers will address these challenges from different perspectives and present solutions useful in various library settings.
Panelists:
Si Chen
Branch Manager, Chicago Public Library, Chinatown Branch

Reme Grefalda
Librarian/Curator, Asian American Pacific Islander Collection, Library of Congress
Director of Programs & Cultural Events, Asian Division Friends Society,
Library of Congress

Samanthi Hewakapuge
Consumer Health Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine,
Greater Midwest Region - Chicago

Bryan Thao Worra
2009 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow (Poetry)
Assistant Director, Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota

Moderator:
Michelle Baildon
History, History of Science & Technology, Philosophy, and Anthropology
Librarian
MIT Libraries

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Guide to Reference

Discussion Points of Reference Blog

by Steven Hofmann (staff) on Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 11:58 am

Booklist Online has announced a new blog, Points of Reference, "featuring a team of front-line experts writing about reference sources and trends in reference publishing and services." You can find it at http://pointsofreference.booklistonline.com.

RUSA RSS Organization and Planning Committee (Reference Services Section)

Discussion RSS Organization and Planning wiki

by Lisa Horowitz on Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 03:07 pm

The RSS Organization and Planning Group has been working within its own wiki, available at http://rssorganizationandplanning.pbworks.com/.

2009 Emerging Leaders Project U (LITA and Social Software) [Community]

Discussion LITA Social Media Wiki

by Holly Tomren on Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 02:47 pm

http://litasocialmedia.pbworks.com

This wiki provides tips and suggestions on how LITA can use social media to connect with members and to increase membership. The wiki focuses on Twitter, Facebook and ALA Connect but also includes tips for using Flickr and YouTube.

2009 Emerging Leaders Project U (LITA and Social Software) [Community]

Discussion LITA and Social Media Video

by Holly Tomren on Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 02:46 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaaJ_579F4g

This brief video accompanies our Emerging Leaders poster session. It gives an overview of LITA and social media plus how to use social software to connect with members

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