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Health Sciences Interest Group (ACRL)

Event HSIG Meeting - Sheridan - Suite 3101-3107

by Carissa Tomlinson on Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 03:51 pm

HSIG Meeting - ACRL Suite- Sheridan-

ALCTS Metadata Interest Group

Discussion Networked Resources & Metadata Interest Group Programs at Annual

by Erin Stalberg on Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 03:16 pm

*ALCTS Networked Resources & Metadata Interest Group Programs at Annual*

Please note that, with this conference, we are changing our name to the Metadata Interest Group.  Since our new name is a subset of the old, you can search either version in the Event Planner and find us.  In print, however, you may find us now alphabetized under "M".

*ALCTS Networked Resources & Metadata Interest Group Programs at Annual*

Please note that, with this conference, we are changing our name to the Metadata Interest Group.  Since our new name is a subset of the old, you can search either version in the Event Planner and find us.  In print, however, you may find us now alphabetized under "M".

Program:
Workflow Tools for Automating Metadata Creation and Maintenance
McCormick Place West, W-181
Saturday, July 11th
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon

As digital projects become less peripheral and more integral to library operations, institutions must begin to address the implications of this change. With the increasing amount of digital content libraries are expected to create and maintain, data curation has emerged as a key objective. Intended for librarians who are involved with the development and management of metadata, this session will present examples of current work and discussion opportunities for collaborative development of tools among institutions.
Speakers: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian, Indiana University; Rhonda Marker, Repository Collection Manager, Rutgers University; Ann Caldwell, Coordinator, Digital Production Services, Brown University

Discussion & Business Meeting:
Intercontinental St. Clair
Sunday, July 12th
8:00 am - 10:00 am.

The title of Metadata Librarian first appeared in the late 1990's in conjunction with developments in information technology and digital library initiatives. Since the title is a relatively new one, the responsibilities and competencies of the position have yet to be clearly defined. This study examined 86 job descriptions for metadata librarian positions and 83 job descriptions for cataloging librarian positions, all posted from 2000 to 2008. The authors focused on three properties common to most of the job descriptions: education, required qualifications, and desired qualifications.  These properties were analyzed, in order to answer following questions: 1. What is the required skill set for a metadata librarian? 2. Are there any changes or differences in job descriptions over time? 3. What are the differences between Metadata Librarians and Cataloging Librarians in terms of competencies and required qualifications?
Speakers: Myung-Ja Han, Assistant Professor, Serials Cataloging, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Patricia Hswe, Project Manager for NDIIPP Partner Projects, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

As a follow-up to the research presentation, we will have a facilitated discussion on the topic of education for metadata librarians. What knowledge and skills do metadata librarians need to enter the job market and to develop while on the job? What do library schools currently offer to support this, and what should they be offering that they currently aren't? What continuing education opportunities are available to metadata librarians, from ALCTS and other sources, and what's not readily available that metadata librarians need? Please join us for an open discussion of these and related topics, led by Steven Miller, Senior Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Information Studies.

We are also sponsoring the following ticketed pre-conferences:

Manipulating Metadata: XSLT for Librarians
Friday, July 10th
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
216 W. Jackson, Suite 900
Speakers: Frances Knudson, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Christine Ruotolo, University of Virginia Library.

Metadata Standards and Applications: A "Cataloging for the 21st Century" Workshop
Thursday, July 9th - Friday, July 10th
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. each day
Hyatt Regency Chicago in Grand C North
Speakers: Steven Miller, Senior Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Jennifer Lang, Electronic Resources Cataloging Coordinator, Princeton University Library.

More information on the pre-conferences:
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/confevents/upcoming/ala/preconf.cfm

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BCALA (Black Caucus of the American Library Association)

Discussion Congratulations

by Tracy Sutherland on Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 02:48 pm

Congratulations to our members who were elected to council!

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Valerie P. Bell

Irene L. Briggs

Michael A. Golrick

Tracie D. Hall

Virginia (Ginny) B. Moore

Eva Poole

CONGRATULATIONS on your accomplishment!!!!!

2009 ALA Annual Conference [Event]

Discussion Re-Thinking Staff Resources in the E-Serials Environment

by Lori Kappmeyer on Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 01:49 pm

In these times of budget reductions, what can we do with our limited staffing to manage both print and electronic serials more effectively? Hear ideas from Rick Anderson (University of Utah), Gloria Guzi (Cleveland Public Library), and Carol Ann Borchert (University of South Florida) on Sunday, July 12, 8-10 a.m., in McCormick Place West, W181.  Sponsored by the ALCTS Continuing Resources Section, PLA Workload and Staffing Patterns Cluster, and LLAMA/SASS Technical Services and Systems Committee, with financial sponsorship from R2 Consulting.

BCALA (Black Caucus of the American Library Association)

Discussion ALA Annual Conference Affiliate Programs and Events (BCALA)

by Tracy Sutherland on Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 01:48 pm

For additonal information check out the ALA Annual Conference Wiki or their Facebook page.

BCALA Programs and Events

Friday 7/10/09 

BCALA Executive Board Meeting

Friday: 7/10/2009
11:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Intercontinental Exchange
BCALA

For additonal information check out the ALA Annual Conference Wiki or their Facebook page.

BCALA Programs and Events

Friday 7/10/09 

BCALA Executive Board Meeting

Friday: 7/10/2009
11:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Intercontinental Exchange
BCALA

BCALA - National Conference of African American Librarians Planning Committee

Friday: 7/10/2009
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Intercontinental Holabird
BCALA

Saturday 7/11/09 

BCALA - Orientation to the Black Caucus

Saturday: 7/11/2009
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Intercontinental Ohio
BCALA
An orientation to the history, purpose, and mission of the Black Caucus of ALA. The session will highlight current activities of BCALA including information about the 7th National Conference in Birmingham, Alabama. Open to members and non-members of BCALA.

BCALA - Keep on moving: Opportunities for advancement are everywhere

Saturday: 7/11/2009
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Intercontinental Camelot
BCALA
Is your MLS enough? This program will challenge you to answer this question and, if the answer is no, identify opportunities for career growth and advancement. We will discuss ways to develop yourself within current positions as well as strategies to move up or out. A journey and introduction to the programs and services available through ALA APA Office.
Speakers:

  • Jenifer Grady, Director, ALA-APA

BCALA Blacks Without Borders Film Screening

Saturday: 7/11/2009
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Intercontinental Camelot
BCALA
Viewing and discussion this important film, Blacks Without Borders. The film plunges into the lives of a group of African Americans who have come to South Africa to find the American dream. These ex-pats have discovered that America is not the only land of opportunity. The boundaries that many of them faced in the US don't exist in South Africa. We follow these modern day globetrotters all over the country and tour their amazing homes. This film is funny, heartwarming and passionate.
Speakers:

  • Martin Burrows, Branch Manager, District of Columbia Public Library

Sunday 7/12/09 

BCALA - What Do I Need to Know?: Strategies for Career Growth and Promotion

Sunday: 7/12/2009
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Intercontinental Valencia
BCALA
What do I need to Know? Strategies for career growth and promotion is an empowering session that will address developing career strategies for graduate students and new and mid-level librarians preparing for promotion and leadership. A panel of business professionals and veteran librarians will provide insight into the mysteries of this process.
Speakers:

  • Dr. Stanton Biddle, Professor and Administrative Services Librarian Baruch College, The City University of New York
  • Steven J. Bell, Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services, Temple University
  • Jon E. Cawthorne, Interim Library Dean, San Diego State University
  • Virginia L. Cairns, Head, Reference and Instruction Services University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

BCALA - Information Technology and Communities of Color: Issues and Opportunities in a Global Context

Sunday: 7/12/2009
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
McCormick Place West W-192b
BCALA
This program will explore issues surrounding access to and use of information technology in traditionally under-served minority communities. A panel of representatives from ALA's ethnic caucuses will discuss issues, options, and initiatives that may be undertaken to address the disparities and inequities confronting these communities, including physical access to information services, resources and the skills needed to effectively participate in the evolving information age of the 21st century.
Speakers:

  • Julius C. Jefferson Jr., Library of Congress, BCALA
  • Mr. Win Shih, Head of Library Systems from SUNY at Albany, CALA
  • Janice Kowemy, Laguna Library Director, AILA
  • Richard Chabran, Director of the Communities for Virtual Research (CVR) in the Ernesto
  • Galarza Applied Research Center at the University of California, Riverside, REFORMA

BCALA Membership Meeting

Sunday: 7/12/2009
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Intercontinental Seville Ball Room
BCALA
Author W. Ralph Eubanks, author of The House at the End of the Road

Monday 7/13/09 

BCALA - National Conference of African American Librarians Planning Committee

Monday: 7/13/2009
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Intercontinental Sullivan
BCALA

BCALA Mentoring Minority Librarians: Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities

Monday: 7/13/2009
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Intercontinental Valencia
BCALA
Co-sponsored by Black Caucus of ALA, American Indian Library Association, Asian Pacific American Librarians Association. Many library leaders have noted the impact of formal and informal mentoring relationships on the accomplishments of their careers. However, developing productive and positive mentoring relationships is often multifaceted for minorities in librarianship. This program will highlight and discuss the issues, challenges, and successes related to managing and participating in mentoring opportunities for minority librarians.

BCALA Literary Awards and Reception

Monday: 7/13/2009
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Intercontinental Seville East
BCALA
Announcement and recognition of BCALA fiction and nonfiction literary awards. Winning authors and their books are present and for sale and autographing.

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ALA 2015 Environmental Scan

Online Doc Labor and Joblessness - Sources

by Denise M. Davis on Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 11:00 am

National resources providing various levels of detail on labor, joblessness, general economic condition of the US.

US Bureau of Labor Statistics http://www.bls.gov

US Census Bureau regional demographics and historic employment http://www.census.gov

National resources providing various levels of detail on labor, joblessness, general economic condition of the US.

US Bureau of Labor Statistics http://www.bls.gov

US Census Bureau regional demographics and historic employment http://www.census.gov

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ALCTS CaMMS Copy Cataloging Interest Group

Discussion Meeting in Chicago, Saturday, July 11, 2009, 10:30 AM-12 noon

by Eugene Dickerson on Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 10:42 am

ALCTS CCS Copy Cataloging Interest Group

Saturday, July 11, 2009

10:30 AM-12 noon

Chicago Hilton, Lake Ontario Room

ALCTS CCS Copy Cataloging Interest Group

Saturday, July 11, 2009

10:30 AM-12 noon

Chicago Hilton, Lake Ontario Room

Topic 1:  Provider Neutral Record for E-Monographs

The Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) has developed guidelines for a provider neutral record for e-monographs.  The provider neutral record guidelines will be implemented on July 17, 2009.   Becky Culbertson, Shared Cataloging Program, California Digital Library, Metadata Service Department, University of California San Diego, who was one of the co-chairs of the Task Group that developed these guidelines, will speak to us about the provider neutral record.  You’ll want to hear about this, as there will be an impact on the records you use for copy cataloging on e-monographs.

Topic 2:  Vendor Cataloging Records

Do you use vendor supplied records for copy cataloging? Do you perform copy cataloging with vendor supplied records?  Have you ever wondered how a vendor’s cataloging operation works?  Deborah Silverman, Technical Services Manager NA, Coutts Information Services, will be joining us with a presentation entitled: “Look Before You Leap:  Integrating Vendor Copy Cataloging Into Your Library Catalog.”  Deborah has worked in a library copy cataloging area and now for a vendor, so she’s going to try to pull both perspectives together.

If you’re interested in copy cataloging, please join us at the Copy Cataloging Interest Group.  If you’re interested in serving as Vice Chair/Chair Elect of this group, we’re looking for you!  Nominate yourself or someone else by contacting Gene Dickerson or Tatiana Barr.   We hope to see you there.

Gene Dickerson, Chair   DickersonEH@state.gov

Tatiana Barr, Vice Chair/Chair Elect  Tatiana.barr@yale.edu

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