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ALA Diversity Council (COD Sub-Committee)

Event Committee on Diversity Business Meeting I: includes all COD Subcommittees

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, May 20, 2009 at 02:07 pm

The ALA Council Committee on Diversity (COD) will hold its first business meeting at the ALA 2009 Annual Conference on Friday, July 10th from 3-6pm in the Palmer House Empire Room. COD will meet again on Sunday, July 12 from 8am-12pm in the Palmer House Salon X. 

The ALA Council Committee on Diversity (COD) will hold its first business meeting at the ALA 2009 Annual Conference on Friday, July 10th from 3-6pm in the Palmer House Empire Room. COD will meet again on Sunday, July 12 from 8am-12pm in the Palmer House Salon X. 

All COD Subcommittees are required to attend this Friday session.  COD and its subcommittees will convene jointly from 3-4pm and will then hold individual business meetings from 4-6pm. COD Subcommittees are: the Diversity Research Grant Advisory Committee; the Diversity Council; and the Spectrum Advisory Committee. 

In accordance with ALA Policy 7.4.4 Open Meetings, Committee on Diversity meetings are open to all members and to members of the press. Registration requirements apply. 

For more information on the Committee on Diversity visit www.ala.org/diversity or send email to diversity{at}ala{dot}org.

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ALA Diversity Research Grant Advisory Committee

Event Committee on Diversity Business Meeting I: includes all COD Subcommittees

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, May 20, 2009 at 02:07 pm

The ALA Council Committee on Diversity (COD) will hold its first business meeting at the ALA 2009 Annual Conference on Friday, July 10th from 3-6pm in the Palmer House Empire Room. COD will meet again on Sunday, July 12 from 8am-12pm in the Palmer House Salon X. 

The ALA Council Committee on Diversity (COD) will hold its first business meeting at the ALA 2009 Annual Conference on Friday, July 10th from 3-6pm in the Palmer House Empire Room. COD will meet again on Sunday, July 12 from 8am-12pm in the Palmer House Salon X. 

All COD Subcommittees are required to attend this Friday session.  COD and its subcommittees will convene jointly from 3-4pm and will then hold individual business meetings from 4-6pm. COD Subcommittees are: the Diversity Research Grant Advisory Committee; the Diversity Council; and the Spectrum Advisory Committee. 

In accordance with ALA Policy 7.4.4 Open Meetings, Committee on Diversity meetings are open to all members and to members of the press. Registration requirements apply. 

For more information on the Committee on Diversity visit www.ala.org/diversity or send email to diversity{at}ala{dot}org.

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ALA Committee on Diversity (COD)

Event Committee on Diversity Business Meeting I: includes all COD Subcommittees

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, May 20, 2009 at 02:07 pm

The ALA Council Committee on Diversity (COD) will hold its first business meeting at the ALA 2009 Annual Conference on Friday, July 10th from 3-6pm in the Palmer House Empire Room. COD will meet again on Sunday, July 12 from 8am-12pm in the Palmer House Salon X. 

The ALA Council Committee on Diversity (COD) will hold its first business meeting at the ALA 2009 Annual Conference on Friday, July 10th from 3-6pm in the Palmer House Empire Room. COD will meet again on Sunday, July 12 from 8am-12pm in the Palmer House Salon X. 

All COD Subcommittees are required to attend this Friday session.  COD and its subcommittees will convene jointly from 3-4pm and will then hold individual business meetings from 4-6pm. COD Subcommittees are: the Diversity Research Grant Advisory Committee; the Diversity Council; and the Spectrum Advisory Committee. 

In accordance with ALA Policy 7.4.4 Open Meetings, Committee on Diversity meetings are open to all members and to members of the press. Registration requirements apply. 

For more information on the Committee on Diversity visit www.ala.org/diversity or send email to diversity{at}ala{dot}org.

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ACRL STS (Science and Technology Section)

Discussion STS 2009 Program

by Denise Bennett on Wed, May 20, 2009 at 07:47 am

STS 2009 Program

Big Science, Little Science, E-Science: the Science Librarian’s Role in the Conversation.

Monday, July 13  8am-12:30pm (program followed by poster session and reception)

McCormick Place South S105a-d

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Virtual Communities and Libraries

Discussion May 2009 Games in Libraries Podcast at Member Lounge

by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Tue, May 19, 2009 at 03:22 pm

With permission from Scott Nicholson, the May 2009 Games in Libraries podcast can be heard in-world, at the Member Lounge on ALA Island (79, 89, 29).

May 2009 show notes are naturally on the Games in Libraries blog, at:

http://www.gamesinlibraries.org/?p=81

 

Show notes:

-Beth Gallaway presents the 10 winners of the $5000 gaming, literacy, and libraries grants funded by the Verizon Foundation and Thinkfinity.org

With permission from Scott Nicholson, the May 2009 Games in Libraries podcast can be heard in-world, at the Member Lounge on ALA Island (79, 89, 29).

May 2009 show notes are naturally on the Games in Libraries blog, at:

http://www.gamesinlibraries.org/?p=81

 

Show notes:

-Beth Gallaway presents the 10 winners of the $5000 gaming, literacy, and libraries grants funded by the Verizon Foundation and Thinkfinity.org

-Brian Mayer reviews the board game Oregon and presents how it can teach mathematics in an unusual way
-Scott Nicholson talks about ALA Connect and gaming
Donald Dennis starts a new segment where he presents three podcasts with board game reviews

- Eli Neiberger talks about the Wii, Wiimotes, the new WiiMotion Plus, and Nintendo’s incremental upgrade strategy
- Brian Mayer talks about four criteria school librarians can use to select games
- Scott Nicholson presents information about the free upcoming Gaming in Libraries course on You Tube - http://www.gamesinlibraries.org/course/

Talk about this episode over at ALA Connect!

 

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Second Life Users Group

Discussion May 2009 Games in Libraries Podcast at Member Lounge

by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Tue, May 19, 2009 at 03:22 pm

With permission from Scott Nicholson, the May 2009 Games in Libraries podcast can be heard in-world, at the Member Lounge on ALA Island (79, 89, 29).

May 2009 show notes are naturally on the Games in Libraries blog, at:

http://www.gamesinlibraries.org/?p=81

 

Show notes:

-Beth Gallaway presents the 10 winners of the $5000 gaming, literacy, and libraries grants funded by the Verizon Foundation and Thinkfinity.org

With permission from Scott Nicholson, the May 2009 Games in Libraries podcast can be heard in-world, at the Member Lounge on ALA Island (79, 89, 29).

May 2009 show notes are naturally on the Games in Libraries blog, at:

http://www.gamesinlibraries.org/?p=81

 

Show notes:

-Beth Gallaway presents the 10 winners of the $5000 gaming, literacy, and libraries grants funded by the Verizon Foundation and Thinkfinity.org

-Brian Mayer reviews the board game Oregon and presents how it can teach mathematics in an unusual way
-Scott Nicholson talks about ALA Connect and gaming
Donald Dennis starts a new segment where he presents three podcasts with board game reviews

- Eli Neiberger talks about the Wii, Wiimotes, the new WiiMotion Plus, and Nintendo’s incremental upgrade strategy
- Brian Mayer talks about four criteria school librarians can use to select games
- Scott Nicholson presents information about the free upcoming Gaming in Libraries course on You Tube - http://www.gamesinlibraries.org/course/

Talk about this episode over at ALA Connect!

 

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NMRT (New Members Round Table)

Discussion What's ALAconnect FOR?

by Linda Crook on Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 04:52 pm

I found myself a little hesitant with ALAconnect because I didn't know what it was for.  And then I kicked myself. 

I found myself a little hesitant with ALAconnect because I didn't know what it was for.  And then I kicked myself. 

When I do workshops about emerging technology, I always caution the participants, when confronted with a new tool, not to ask "What is it for?" because, so often, we don't really know what it's for yet.  It's not to replace a listserv or webpage, it's something new, and we'll probably be surprised at what it turns out to be "for."  We usually start out knowing some things the tool can *do*, and then it's really up to the people who join in and use it to start defining what it's "for."

So, for those of you who have been using ALAconnect, what's it for so far? Have you found unexpected benefits? Is there something I should be doing to maximize my use of it?

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Second Life Users Group

Discussion AASL-ISTE SIGMS May Learning Community Mtg

by Lisa Perez (non-member) on Tue, May 19, 2009 at 08:01 am

Please plan to attend our last learning community meeting of the school year in Second Life on Tues, May 19th at 8pm ET/7pm CT/6pm MT/5pm PT.

Please plan to attend our last learning community meeting of the school year in Second Life on Tues, May 19th at 8pm ET/7pm CT/6pm MT/5pm PT. Let’s come together to discuss powerful ways to influence administrators to support our library programs!  We will be on the ALA Main Stage at http://slurl.com/secondlife/ALA%20Island/127/102/29.   If you are new to Second Life, see http://blogs.cuip.net/dlis/attend-our-librarian-meetings for instructions on how to join.  This time, we will focus on the important issue of successful advocacy for our library media programs with our administrators. Our guest facilitators will be Marla W. McGhee and Barbara A. Jansen, authors of the book “The Principal’s Guide to a Powerful Library Media Program.”   We will be giving away a copy of the book to one lucky winner!

 Forging Powerful Partnerships for Student Success


“Principals, assistant principals and central office staff seldom learn about library media centers or the role of teacher-librarians in their preparation programs.  However, decisions administrators make can either enhance or inhibit the work of librarians and the effectiveness of the school library.  This session will focus on how to approach educational leaders to communicate the importance a quality library media program can make in the learning life of a school.”  

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SRRT (Social Responsibilities Round Table)

Discussion King County Library Unions Merge

by Kathleen McCook on Fri, May 15, 2009 at 07:41 pm

 

King County library unions merge to form second-largest local in Council 2

 

King County library unions merge to form second-largest local in Council 2

SEVERAL YEARS AGO Local 1652-lm, King County Library Maintenance, had about 15 members who were the only union workers in the library system. The local has now merged with Local 1857, the King County library workers, and the resulting local is 970 members strong.

Local 1857 is now the second largest Council 2 local in the state.

The rapid growth in the local has its origin in 2002. It was then that 550 members of the library voted to join Council 2. At the time they became local 1857 and eventually bargained their first contract. Then, last year, 400 library pages voted to join Council 2.

Now the 550 members of local 1857 have merged with the pages as well as the original maintenance workers to become one big local 1857, putting it second only to the City of Spokane local, which has 1,100 members.

Our eventual goal is to negotiate one contract for all of these library workers, says Council 2 Director of Organizing Bill Keenan. That is one of the benefits of merging them into one unit.

In addition to the newly merged local, Council 2 represents the 83 supervisors, Local 1857-s, of the King County Library System. They recently joined Council 2 and now have a contract as well.

Keenan worked on the project to organize the library workers from the day it first started.

Assisted by a large group of dedicated and enthusiastic members of the organizing committees from the library system, he worked steadfastly to ensure the projects ultimate success.

Almost all of the eligible employees at the library system are now members of Council 2.

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Union Library Workers

Discussion King County Library Unions Merge

by Kathleen McCook on Fri, May 15, 2009 at 07:41 pm

 

King County library unions merge to form second-largest local in Council 2

 

King County library unions merge to form second-largest local in Council 2

SEVERAL YEARS AGO Local 1652-lm, King County Library Maintenance, had about 15 members who were the only union workers in the library system. The local has now merged with Local 1857, the King County library workers, and the resulting local is 970 members strong.

Local 1857 is now the second largest Council 2 local in the state.

The rapid growth in the local has its origin in 2002. It was then that 550 members of the library voted to join Council 2. At the time they became local 1857 and eventually bargained their first contract. Then, last year, 400 library pages voted to join Council 2.

Now the 550 members of local 1857 have merged with the pages as well as the original maintenance workers to become one big local 1857, putting it second only to the City of Spokane local, which has 1,100 members.

Our eventual goal is to negotiate one contract for all of these library workers, says Council 2 Director of Organizing Bill Keenan. That is one of the benefits of merging them into one unit.

In addition to the newly merged local, Council 2 represents the 83 supervisors, Local 1857-s, of the King County Library System. They recently joined Council 2 and now have a contract as well.

Keenan worked on the project to organize the library workers from the day it first started.

Assisted by a large group of dedicated and enthusiastic members of the organizing committees from the library system, he worked steadfastly to ensure the projects ultimate success.

Almost all of the eligible employees at the library system are now members of Council 2.

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