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BCALA (Black Caucus of the American Library Association)

Discussion For International Relations Committee Members and Interested Members

by Tracy Sutherland on Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 12:47 pm

The International Relations Committee will be having a meeting on Friday, July 10 2009 @ 4:00pm at the InterContinental Hotel in the BCALA Suite.

 

The International Relations Committee will be having a meeting on Friday, July 10 2009 @ 4:00pm at the InterContinental Hotel in the BCALA Suite.

 

Also, we are having a movie screening of Blacks Without Borders on Saturday July 11 @ 3:30 pm at the InterContinental Hotel in Camelot

 

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Union Library Workers

Discussion Pay Equity Bibliography

by Kathleen McCook on Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 12:24 pm

Pay Equity Bibliography

Partially annotated
Updated May 2009

Pay Equity Bibliography

Partially annotated
Updated May 2009

The emphasis for items included in the bibliography is on practical rather than theoretical materials and on more recent information on pay equity; however there are a few items from the May 2003 Pay Equity Bibliography included.  This list is by no means exhaustive.  If you know of items that should be included in future versions, please email them to ALA-APA.

Salary surveys and other factors that influence pay equity are included in the bibliography.  Many salary surveys are done on an annual basis so check for the latest data from the parent organization conducting such surveys.

May 2009 - Bibliography in Adobe pdf (24 pp); Bibliography in MSWord (24 pp)

 

These materials have provided background material for the [pdf:  Advocating for Better Salaries and Pay Equity Toolkit ]

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ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Event All Government Information is Local: Building on a Century of Local and Regional Information in Libraries - A GODORT/MAGERT Preconference

by Amy West on Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 10:24 am

Come see this spirited panel discussion about the history and future of local government information resources and services in the library. Learn from experts and practitioners in urban studies who suggest specific ways to cooperate with local governments that serve the library's community in order to get important public information, and set up engaged citizen forums to discuss critical issues involving local education, environment, employment, and social policies.

Come see this spirited panel discussion about the history and future of local government information resources and services in the library. Learn from experts and practitioners in urban studies who suggest specific ways to cooperate with local governments that serve the library's community in order to get important public information, and set up engaged citizen forums to discuss critical issues involving local education, environment, employment, and social policies.

Those lucky enough to snag the one of the remaining seats will join the other pre-conference attendees in an exclusive walking tour sponsored by the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio shortly after the program ends at 1pm. This is a private guided tour by one of the Home and Studio's resident docents and will feature Wright's life, work, and examination of some of the best examples of his architectural treasures in Oak Park, along with a special emphasis on his influence on urban planning.

Many thanks to Lexis/Nexis for the support that makes this program possible!          

Speakers:

  • John A. Shuler, Bibliographer for Urban Planning, University of Illinois at Chicago;
  • Charlie Hoch, Professor, Urban Planning, University of Illinois at Chicago;
  • Rana Hutchinson Salzmann, Librarian, American Planning Association, Merriam Center Library;
  • Joseph Schwieterman, Director of the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development and Professor of  Public Service Management at DePaul University;
  • Davis Schneiderman, Co-Director, Virtual Burnham Initiative
  • John Carlo Bertot, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Center for Library & Information Innovation, University of Maryland

 Location:

  • The Cheney Mansion
  • 220 North Euclid
  • Oak Park, IL 60302
  • Phone (708) 383-2612

Transportation Information:

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GODORT (Government Documents Round Table)

Event All Government Information is Local: Building on a Century of Local and Regional Information in Libraries - A GODORT/MAGERT Preconference

by Amy West on Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 10:24 am

Come see this spirited panel discussion about the history and future of local government information resources and services in the library. Learn from experts and practitioners in urban studies who suggest specific ways to cooperate with local governments that serve the library's community in order to get important public information, and set up engaged citizen forums to discuss critical issues involving local education, environment, employment, and social policies.

Come see this spirited panel discussion about the history and future of local government information resources and services in the library. Learn from experts and practitioners in urban studies who suggest specific ways to cooperate with local governments that serve the library's community in order to get important public information, and set up engaged citizen forums to discuss critical issues involving local education, environment, employment, and social policies.

Those lucky enough to snag the one of the remaining seats will join the other pre-conference attendees in an exclusive walking tour sponsored by the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio shortly after the program ends at 1pm. This is a private guided tour by one of the Home and Studio's resident docents and will feature Wright's life, work, and examination of some of the best examples of his architectural treasures in Oak Park, along with a special emphasis on his influence on urban planning.

Many thanks to Lexis/Nexis for the support that makes this program possible!          

Speakers:

  • John A. Shuler, Bibliographer for Urban Planning, University of Illinois at Chicago;
  • Charlie Hoch, Professor, Urban Planning, University of Illinois at Chicago;
  • Rana Hutchinson Salzmann, Librarian, American Planning Association, Merriam Center Library;
  • Joseph Schwieterman, Director of the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development and Professor of  Public Service Management at DePaul University;
  • Davis Schneiderman, Co-Director, Virtual Burnham Initiative
  • John Carlo Bertot, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Center for Library & Information Innovation, University of Maryland

 Location:

  • The Cheney Mansion
  • 220 North Euclid
  • Oak Park, IL 60302
  • Phone (708) 383-2612

Transportation Information:

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Government Information Interest Group

Event All Government Information is Local: Building on a Century of Local and Regional Information in Libraries - A GODORT/MAGERT Preconference

by Amy West on Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 10:24 am

Come see this spirited panel discussion about the history and future of local government information resources and services in the library. Learn from experts and practitioners in urban studies who suggest specific ways to cooperate with local governments that serve the library's community in order to get important public information, and set up engaged citizen forums to discuss critical issues involving local education, environment, employment, and social policies.

Come see this spirited panel discussion about the history and future of local government information resources and services in the library. Learn from experts and practitioners in urban studies who suggest specific ways to cooperate with local governments that serve the library's community in order to get important public information, and set up engaged citizen forums to discuss critical issues involving local education, environment, employment, and social policies.

Those lucky enough to snag the one of the remaining seats will join the other pre-conference attendees in an exclusive walking tour sponsored by the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio shortly after the program ends at 1pm. This is a private guided tour by one of the Home and Studio's resident docents and will feature Wright's life, work, and examination of some of the best examples of his architectural treasures in Oak Park, along with a special emphasis on his influence on urban planning.

Many thanks to Lexis/Nexis for the support that makes this program possible!          

Speakers:

  • John A. Shuler, Bibliographer for Urban Planning, University of Illinois at Chicago;
  • Charlie Hoch, Professor, Urban Planning, University of Illinois at Chicago;
  • Rana Hutchinson Salzmann, Librarian, American Planning Association, Merriam Center Library;
  • Joseph Schwieterman, Director of the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development and Professor of  Public Service Management at DePaul University;
  • Davis Schneiderman, Co-Director, Virtual Burnham Initiative
  • John Carlo Bertot, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Center for Library & Information Innovation, University of Maryland

 Location:

  • The Cheney Mansion
  • 220 North Euclid
  • Oak Park, IL 60302
  • Phone (708) 383-2612

Transportation Information:

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ALCTS PARS Preservation Metadata Interest Group

Discussion Preservation metadata program at ALA Annual, Sunday, July 12th

by Randy Roeder (non-member) on Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 09:45 am

"Good preservation metadata is informed by the real needs of the digital repository."

 

"Good preservation metadata is informed by the real needs of the digital repository."

 

Please join the Intellectual Access to Preservation Metadata Interest Group at the ALA Annual Meeting on Sunday, July 12th, at 10:30 a.m., in the Northwest 1 Room of the Chicago Hilton for its program "Saying What We Do and Doing What We Say: Preservation Issues (Metadata and Otherwise) in Institutional Repositories"

 

Sarah Shreeves, the Coordinator for IDEALS--the Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship--will discuss her real world experience in trying to meet the preservation needs of an institutional repository. The challenges facing a repository responsible for the distribution and preservation of the wide variety of resources and formats contributed by faculty, students, and staff are formidable. Sarah's reflections will be embedded in an overview of the current preservation environment for institutional repositories.

 

The Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship (IDEALS) is a set of services and collections supporting scholarly communication (including the institutional repository) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Shreeves is active on the MODS/MADS Editorial Committee for the Library of Congress, the DSpace Global Outreach Committee, and co-leads the Dublin Core Collections Application Profile Task Force with Muriel Foulonneau.

 

Shreeves' presentation will be followed by reports, a business meeting and an election.

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ACRL Committee on Ethics

Discussion Ethics a matter of gut feeling over logical thought?

by Kathryn Deiss on Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 09:27 am

I thought the Ethics Committee might be interested in this post in today's Fast Company Newsletter:

http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/137/made-to-stick-in-defense-of-feel...

ALCTS CaMMS Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access (Cataloging and Metadata Management Section)

Event Committee on Cataloging: Description & Access Meeting

by Patricia Hatch on Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 07:08 am

The Committee on Cataloging: Description & Access-ALA Annual Conference

Monday, July 13, 2009 - 8:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Swissôtel, Zurich 2

2009 ALA Annual Conference [Event]

Discussion ALCTS CRS Holdings Update Forum: The Changing Landscape of Serials Holdings Information

by Julie Su on Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 08:34 pm

CRS Committee on Holdings Information presents Holdings Update Forum at ALA Annual 2009 in Chicago on Saturday July 11, 3:30-5:30 pm at Chicago Hilton, Continental B 

The Changing Landscape of Serials Holdings Information

CRS Committee on Holdings Information presents Holdings Update Forum at ALA Annual 2009 in Chicago on Saturday July 11, 3:30-5:30 pm at Chicago Hilton, Continental B 

The Changing Landscape of Serials Holdings Information

The forum will be a roundup of information about holdings data in its various forms and across a variety of systems.  It will examine the current state of serials holdings in library systems and electronic coverage data in journal databases and access management knowledge bases.

Steve Knowlton (ProQuest)-- How ProQuest handles original data provided by the publishers and how they present it in the full-text aggregator's databases.

 Moshe Efron (TDNet) --TDNet's implementation of ONIX SOH version 1.1.  How they provide both enumeration and chronology data for e-journal coverage at the level of holdings details that is comparable to the level of details in MARC 21 Holdings standard.

Les Hawkins (Library of Congress) -- This presentation discusses CONSER publication patterns initiative and its future directions.  It also explores new ideas of developing a universal holdings database and making use of OCLC local holdings records to support mass digitization and preservation projects.

 

 

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