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SALALM: Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials

Discussion News & Events: Nelly González Named Honorary Member; Víctor Federico Torres Wins José Toribio Medina Award

by Roberto Delgadillo on Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 08:57 pm

07/20/09 - The Executive Board voted to award Dr. Nelly González, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, honorary membership to SALALM.  Those who recommended Nelly for this honor highlighted, among many other achievements, her many years of service to SALALM and to the profession, her distinguished record of publishing, as well as her dedication to mentoring.  We missed you in Berlin, Nelly.

07/20/09 - The Executive Board voted to award Dr. Nelly González, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, honorary membership to SALALM.  Those who recommended Nelly for this honor highlighted, among many other achievements, her many years of service to SALALM and to the profession, her distinguished record of publishing, as well as her dedication to mentoring.  We missed you in Berlin, Nelly.  Congratulations on obtaining this award, a testament to a lifetime of personal and professional achievements, with many more to come for sure! (cross-posted from LALA-L)

07/20/09 - The José Toribio Medina Award for 2009 went to Víctor Federico Torres for his Diccionario de Autores puertorriqueños contemporáneos (San Juan, P.R.: Editorial Plaza Mayor, 2009). (cross-posted from LALA-L)

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SALALM: Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials

Discussion News & Events: Librarianship for Latin American & Iberian or Latina/o Studies Course 2009

by Roberto Delgadillo on Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 08:53 pm

Wondering what you’re going to do after you finish your degree? Area Studies Librarianship might interest you! And if you decide you DON’T want to be a librarian, you’ll have learned the insider librarian tricks to researching and organizing information so you’ll be a better researcher.

Librarianship for Latin American & Iberian Studies and Latin@ Studies is a new graduate course being offered online. It is being taught through the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library & Information Science.

Wondering what you’re going to do after you finish your degree? Area Studies Librarianship might interest you! And if you decide you DON’T want to be a librarian, you’ll have learned the insider librarian tricks to researching and organizing information so you’ll be a better researcher.

Librarianship for Latin American & Iberian Studies and Latin@ Studies is a new graduate course being offered online. It is being taught through the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library & Information Science.

What’s the course about?
How to be a librarian in these fields. Topics include reference sources, indexes, collection development and other issues related to the profession.

When is it being offered?
ONLINE
Fall 2009 (Aug 24-Dec 18)
Thursdays 5:45pm-7:45pm (Central time)

Who is teaching the course?
Anne Barnhart, librarian for Latin American & Iberian Studies and Chicana/o Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. For more about Anne see http://www.library.ucsb.edu/people/barnhart or look her up on Facebook.

How to enroll?
Enroll through the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library & Information Science. Go to http://www.lis.uiuc.edu/programs/cpd/WISEPlusLatin.html and click on Request to enroll in GSLIS course form.

How much is this going to cost?
Members of the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM) pay U of Illinois in-state tuition rates. If you’re not a SALALM member, you can join just to get the discount (http://library.lib.binghamton.edu/salalm/about/joinSALALM.html). People who enroll not as SALALM members pay UIUC out-of-state tuition rates.
The in-state rates are: $1020 for 2 hours ($2040 for 4).

Want to know more?
Go to http://www.lis.uiuc.edu/programs/cpd/WISEPlusLatin.html
Email the instructor: anneb@illinois.eduJoin the Facebook group “Librarianship for Latin American & Iberian or Latina/o Studies Course 2009”

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SALALM: Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials

Discussion News & Events: REFORMA National Conference IV to be held in Denver in 2011

by Roberto Delgadillo on Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 08:52 pm

From:   Ramiro Salazar Ramiro.Salazar@sanantonio.gov>

Hello,
As Co-Chair of REFORMA National Conference RNC-IV, I am pleased to make the following announcements:

        o The appointment of Orlando Archibeque (Colorado Chapter) as
          Co-Chair for RNC-IV. REFORMA President Loida Garcia-Febo is
          expected to a make a more formal announcement soon.
        o The selection of Denver, Colorado as the site for RNC-IV.
        o A "Call for Volunteers" to support RNC-IV.

From:   Ramiro Salazar Ramiro.Salazar@sanantonio.gov>

Hello,
As Co-Chair of REFORMA National Conference RNC-IV, I am pleased to make the following announcements:

        o The appointment of Orlando Archibeque (Colorado Chapter) as
          Co-Chair for RNC-IV. REFORMA President Loida Garcia-Febo is
          expected to a make a more formal announcement soon.
        o The selection of Denver, Colorado as the site for RNC-IV.
        o A "Call for Volunteers" to support RNC-IV.

I am providing the following by way of background. RNC-IV was initially scheduled for 2010 in keeping with the two year cycle previously adopted by the REFORMA membership. However, during the 2009 Midwinter Conference in Denver, the REFORMA leadership accepted a recommendation to move the date for RNC-IV from 2010 to 2011 for two primary reasons. One, to allow more time to adequately plan the RNC-IV conference and two, to avoid a potential conflict (based on the two year cycle for RNC) with the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC) scheduled for 2012. It was also determined 2011 is REFORMA’s 40th Anniversary and the RNC-IV would be a great opportunity to celebrate this major milestone. RNC-IV is currently targeted for the month of August in 2011, but this is a very preliminary.

Another key decision regarding RNC-IV was made this month during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. The REFORMA Board voted to accept a recommendation to forgo the “call for sites” process and select Denver, Colorado as the site for RNC-IV. The basis for this recommendation was the following:

    a) Early selection of the site:

          · Allows more time to adequately plan the conference
          · Provides more lead time to plan travel budgets
          · Increases solicitation time and the chance of getting more
          exhibitors to commit
          · Provides more time for fundraising activities

    b) Denver as a site:

          · RNC-III Committee recommended Denver as a viable site for
          RNC-IV
          · Is centrally located and accessible
          · Has strong chapter presence and support
          · Allows the allocation of valuable resources to one location

With the selection of a date and a site, we are now ready to make a “call for volunteers”. I would like to invite and encourage each Reformista to volunteer for one of the following RNC committees. The charge of each committee is noted below, but please understand that the charge could be modified as needed. If you are interested in chairing a committee, please advice us of your interest. We will be appointing the Venue Committee ASAP, while the other committees are expected to be in place by this Fall. Orlando and I look forward to hearing from you. You may respond directly to our e-mail address: _Ramiro.Salazar@sanantonio.gov_ mailto:Ramiro.Salazar@sanantonio.gov> and/or _Orlando.Archibeque@ucdenver.edu_ mailto:Orlando.Archibeque@ucdenver.edu>

*RNC IV COMMITTEES*

_*Venue Committee*_
*Charge: * To work with Denver Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau and other appropriate entities to identify an appropriate venue to serve as the actual site of the RNC-IV. Committee work includes developing a list of site specifications/expectations, making site visits, reviewing and negotiating contracts, evaluating rental fees and related costs and finalizing agreements with conference partners. This Committee will report directly to the RNC-IV Co-Chairs.

_*Steering Committee*_
*Charge:* The Steering Committee reports to the RNC-IV Co-Chairs and oversees the implementation of the Conference. The Co-Chairs along with the sitting President of REFORMA appoints the members to the committee. The committee is charged with the overall organization of the RNC-IV including drafting a preliminary budget and coordinating and overseeing the work of the other committees.

_*Local Arrangements Committee*_
*Charge*: To plan, organize and execute all local arrangements related to the Conference. These include:

        o Lodging accommodations
        o Local transportation
        o Site tours
        o Hospitality
        o Recruitment of local volunteers

_*Program Committee*_
*Charge:* To design, plan, and implement the RNC-IV program in accordance with the conference theme. Among other things, the Program Committee creates the criteria for selection of plenary and group presentations.

_*Public Relations Committee*_
*Charge:* To create all public relations materials for the RNC-IV including but not limited to brochures, flyers, and press releases. The Public Relations Committee works closely with the Website Committee. The emphasis by the committee is on the design and implementation of public relations strategies “before” the actual conference.

_*Publications Committee*_
*Charge:* To produce all publications for distribution “at” the RNC-IV including, but not limited to the conference booklet, flyers, and post-institute proceedings.

_*Registration Committee*_
*Charge:* To facilitate registration of participants to include an online system for efficient registration of attendees to the conference.

_*Evaluation Committee*_
*Charge:* To plan and implement a quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the RNC using a variety of techniques, as well as communicating the results, conclusions and recommendations of the Evaluation to the Steering Committee, REFORMA President, and Board of Directors one month after the end of the Conference.

_*Website Committee*_
*Charge:* To create and maintain the RNC-IV webpage. The webpage is created as soon as possible and will provide ongoing information on the conference dates, location, program, speakers, curriculum, lodging possibilities, and registration.

NOTE: This committee will work with the Program committee to insure that major presentations and papers presented at the Conference are accessible online as part of the conference website for a specified period of time. All presenters should be required to send online versions of their presentation to the publications committee.

_*Finance/Fundraising Committee*_
*Charge:* To develop and implement a fundraising campaign to generate funds in support of the RNC-IV.

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ALA Connect Help

Discussion Using ALA Connect with Your Existing Social Media Tools (video)

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 06:20 pm

ALA recognizes that many of its members are well-versed in online social media tools.

Connect isn't intended to be a replacement for your favorite social media network, but it makes it easy to share information with your networks with just a few simple clicks....

ALA recognizes that many of its members are well-versed in online social media tools.

Connect isn't intended to be a replacement for your favorite social media network, but it makes it easy to share information with your networks with just a few simple clicks....

One in a series of introductory screencasts created by the 2009 ALA Emerging Leaders Group I.
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Improving ALA Connect

Discussion Friends who aren't ALA members

by Emily Ford on Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 03:59 pm

So one of my colleagues, who works in my same building, attends many of the same meetings I do, etc. joined ALA Connect although she is not an ALA member. I would like to add her to my network because we do work together and are on some local association committees together, but it appears that she cannot be in my network because she's not an ALA member.

I would really like it if I could add her some way into my network. Is this merely a political thing or can I really do this and just can't figure out how, or it is in the roadmap?

AASL (The American Association of School Librarians)

Online Doc How can I link with schools in other countries when I can't travel?

by Johan Koren on Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 04:12 pm

What if you don't have the money or opportunity to travel?

Here are some projects that can enable you to link with schools and school library media specialists around the world

GiggleIT header
http://www.iasl-online.org/sla/giggleIT/

What if you don't have the money or opportunity to travel?

Here are some projects that can enable you to link with schools and school library media specialists around the world

GiggleIT header
http://www.iasl-online.org/sla/giggleIT/

The GiggleIT Project is a partner with the International Children's Digital Library
The GiggleIT Project is a registered project with the International Year of Reconciliation 2009.

Calling all kids!

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Welcome to the Internet's largest global community of connected classrooms!

Safely connect, collaborate and learn using our leading protected email and blog solutions for schools and districts_______________________________________________________________________Kids' Space Connection
http://www.ks-connection.org/Kids' Space Connection is an international meeting place for children and schoolteachers. Find penpals from around the world! Check out interesting projects you can contribute to, and cool clubs you can join.

Use KS Messaging Center as your safe tool for communication. It was designed so that both teachers and children under 13 years of age can benefit from the Internet, free from worry.

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IRRT (International Relations Round Table)

Online Doc How can I link with schools in other countries when I can't travel?

by Johan Koren on Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 04:12 pm

What if you don't have the money or opportunity to travel?

Here are some projects that can enable you to link with schools and school library media specialists around the world

GiggleIT header
http://www.iasl-online.org/sla/giggleIT/

What if you don't have the money or opportunity to travel?

Here are some projects that can enable you to link with schools and school library media specialists around the world

GiggleIT header
http://www.iasl-online.org/sla/giggleIT/

The GiggleIT Project is a partner with the International Children's Digital Library
The GiggleIT Project is a registered project with the International Year of Reconciliation 2009.

Calling all kids!

Hi everyone
We would like you to meet Gigglecritter.

GiggleCritter

Calling all kids! I need help.

 

 

 

 

 

__________________________________________________________________________

ePals logo
http://www.epals.com/

Welcome to the Internet's largest global community of connected classrooms!

Safely connect, collaborate and learn using our leading protected email and blog solutions for schools and districts_______________________________________________________________________Kids' Space Connection
http://www.ks-connection.org/Kids' Space Connection is an international meeting place for children and schoolteachers. Find penpals from around the world! Check out interesting projects you can contribute to, and cool clubs you can join.

Use KS Messaging Center as your safe tool for communication. It was designed so that both teachers and children under 13 years of age can benefit from the Internet, free from worry.

_______________________________________________________________________

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ALA International Relations Committee

Online Doc How can I link with schools in other countries when I can't travel?

by Johan Koren on Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 04:12 pm

What if you don't have the money or opportunity to travel?

Here are some projects that can enable you to link with schools and school library media specialists around the world

GiggleIT header
http://www.iasl-online.org/sla/giggleIT/

What if you don't have the money or opportunity to travel?

Here are some projects that can enable you to link with schools and school library media specialists around the world

GiggleIT header
http://www.iasl-online.org/sla/giggleIT/

The GiggleIT Project is a partner with the International Children's Digital Library
The GiggleIT Project is a registered project with the International Year of Reconciliation 2009.

Calling all kids!

Hi everyone
We would like you to meet Gigglecritter.

GiggleCritter

Calling all kids! I need help.

 

 

 

 

 

__________________________________________________________________________

ePals logo
http://www.epals.com/

Welcome to the Internet's largest global community of connected classrooms!

Safely connect, collaborate and learn using our leading protected email and blog solutions for schools and districts_______________________________________________________________________Kids' Space Connection
http://www.ks-connection.org/Kids' Space Connection is an international meeting place for children and schoolteachers. Find penpals from around the world! Check out interesting projects you can contribute to, and cool clubs you can join.

Use KS Messaging Center as your safe tool for communication. It was designed so that both teachers and children under 13 years of age can benefit from the Internet, free from worry.

_______________________________________________________________________

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Public Library-School Partnership Discussion Group (ALSC - Association for Library Service to Children)

Online Doc How can I link with schools in other countries when I can't travel?

by Johan Koren on Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 04:12 pm

What if you don't have the money or opportunity to travel?

Here are some projects that can enable you to link with schools and school library media specialists around the world

GiggleIT header
http://www.iasl-online.org/sla/giggleIT/

What if you don't have the money or opportunity to travel?

Here are some projects that can enable you to link with schools and school library media specialists around the world

GiggleIT header
http://www.iasl-online.org/sla/giggleIT/

The GiggleIT Project is a partner with the International Children's Digital Library
The GiggleIT Project is a registered project with the International Year of Reconciliation 2009.

Calling all kids!

Hi everyone
We would like you to meet Gigglecritter.

GiggleCritter

Calling all kids! I need help.

 

 

 

 

 

__________________________________________________________________________

ePals logo
http://www.epals.com/

Welcome to the Internet's largest global community of connected classrooms!

Safely connect, collaborate and learn using our leading protected email and blog solutions for schools and districts_______________________________________________________________________Kids' Space Connection
http://www.ks-connection.org/Kids' Space Connection is an international meeting place for children and schoolteachers. Find penpals from around the world! Check out interesting projects you can contribute to, and cool clubs you can join.

Use KS Messaging Center as your safe tool for communication. It was designed so that both teachers and children under 13 years of age can benefit from the Internet, free from worry.

_______________________________________________________________________

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