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DEFUNCT Young Professionals Working Group

Online Doc ALA Executive Board sanction

by Kim Leeder Reed on Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 01:44 pm

A letter confirming the creation of the Young Librarians Working Group as an ALA task force, as of the July 2009 conference.

LITA ALCTS / CaMMS Authority Control Interest Group

Discussion Spanish equivalents for LCSH

by Mary Mastraccio on Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 01:05 pm

In response to a long-standing need for Spanish subject access points lcsh-es.org is providing Spanish equivalents for LCSH. Michael Kreyche, Systems Librarian, Kent State Univ., presentation.

ALA Connect Help

Discussion Creating Communities in ALA Connect (video)

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 11:17 am

Dog Loving Librarians Who Knit and Watch Lost Creating Communities in ALA Connect

So say you're a dog-loving librarian who likes to knit and watch Lost, and you're looking for other librarians who share your interests. But how do you find them?....

One in a series of introductory screencasts created by the 2009 ALA Emerging Leaders Group I
View the original video and transcript

Guide to Reference

Discussion Become an Editor

by Denise Bennett on Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 09:05 am

ALA's Guide to Reference http://www.guidetoreference.org/ is recruiting contributing editors to identify and describe the best reference sources in assigned subject categories.

ALA's Guide to Reference http://www.guidetoreference.org/ is recruiting contributing editors to identify and describe the best reference sources in assigned subject categories. Grounded in a hundred-year history as the standard for reference service, the new online Guide to Reference now offers over 16,000 authoritative print and web reference resources with browse and search capabilities and is updated on an ongoing basis.   Editors are needed in the following subject and language sections:   Subjects In the area of General Reference Works:
• Bibliography—National Bibliographies and Catalogs (see "Languages" below)
• Encyclopedias (see "Languages" below)
• Government Publications (shared*)
• Language Dictionaries (see "Languages" below)
  In the area of Humanities: • Literatures, various non-English
In the area of History and Area Studies:
• North Africa
  In the area of Science, Technology, and Medicine:
• Engineering (shared*)
  * "Shared" denotes a large section where the responsibilities will be shared with an experienced Contributing Editor.   Languages For Language Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, National Bibliographies and Catalogs; in the following (or similar) language clusters**:
a) Afrikaans; Cornish; Danish; Dutch; Friesian; Gaelic; Gothic; Icelandi; Irish; Norwegian; Old Norse; Swedish; Welsh
b) Latvian; Lithuanian; Estonian
c) Armenian; Azerbaijani; Georgian
d) Amharic; Languages of Ethiopia; Ganda; Grebo; Hausa; Ibo; Mende; Nubian; Somali; Swahili; Twi; Xhosa; Yoruba; Zulu
e) Aryan; Bengali; Dravidian; Gujarati; Hindi; Hindustani; Pali; Panjabi; Sanskrit; Tamil; Urdu
f) Burmese; Chinese; Khmer; Korean; Lao; Mongolian; Thai; Tibetan; Vietnamese
g) Japanese
h) Native American Languages
  ** "Language clusters" are created to identify individuals or groups with sufficient bibliographic skills to manage key sources and records across a group of related languages. The Guide is currently intended to include only the core sources of use and accessibility to a largely English-language audience.  Contributing Editors with language skills may be asked to assist in areas such as Literature or History & Area Studies.     The complete and updated list of vacancies in subject and language sections is maintained at: http://www.guidetoreference.org/DynamicContent.aspx?ctype=13   To join the team, please see the position description and application form at: http://www.guidetoreference.org/DynamicContent.aspx?ctype=8  

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ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee

Discussion The College of 2020: Students

by Janice Lewis on Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 01:04 pm

Chronicle Research Services has published the first in a three-part series on what higher education will look like in the year 2020.  The Executive Summary is available at:  http://research.chronicle.com/asset/TheCollegeof2020ExecutiveSummary.pdf?utm_source=at&utm_medium=en.  This portion focuses on students, and their demands for more convenience, more online courses, and more flexibility.

AASL Board of Directors

Discussion Board Liaison Assignments 2009-2010

by Jordan Mack (staff) on Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 11:02 am

Hello Board members,

As you know, a Board Liaison sign up sheet was passed around at Board Meeting III/Board Orientation. Because we are aware that some of you were unable to make the session, we have posted the completed sign up sheet here. The role of the Board Liaison is outlined below (taken from the 09-10 Committee Chair Orientation Handbook):

Hello Board members,

As you know, a Board Liaison sign up sheet was passed around at Board Meeting III/Board Orientation. Because we are aware that some of you were unable to make the session, we have posted the completed sign up sheet here. The role of the Board Liaison is outlined below (taken from the 09-10 Committee Chair Orientation Handbook):

 

The AASL Board Liaison provides a link and conduit for information to and from the committee/editorial board/task force and the AASL Board. The Board Liaison provides chairs with information on Board activities impacting the committee/editorial board/task force’s ability to carry out its function.  Both Member-at-Large AASL Board members serve as Board Liaisons to the Bylaws and Organization committee. They provide a link and conduit from the Board for information to and from the committee.

 

Liaison responsibilities

Contact chair of the committee or task force four times per year:

  • Between Annual & Oct. 1: Report Board activities at Annual that impact the committee/editorial board/task force.
  • By Dec. 15: Check if the committee/editorial board/task force needs to bring a proposal to the Board at Midwinter and if the chair has questions.
  • By March 1: Inquire about the committee/editorial board/task force’s progress toward meeting minimum outcomes, problems encountered, questions the chair may have.
  • By May 1: Check if the committee or task force needs to bring a proposal to the Board at Annual Conference and if the chair has questions.  Report questions/concerns of any committee/editorial board/task force to the President via email.

 

You have already been added to the email list serves and committee rosters assigned to you. Additionally, you should be able to view the ALA Connect Community for the committees to which you are assigned.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at jmack@ala.org or (312) 280-4382.

 

Thank you,


Jordan Mack


 

 

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2009 ALA Annual Conference [Event]

Discussion What's Happening at Annual 2009 (PDF)

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 10:50 am

You love it, you've been waiting for it, and here it is - Mary Ghikas' annual collection of "What's Happening" at this year's conference. With a cast of thousands putting it together, it's your one-stop primer for the big news about #ala2009. Enjoy!

2009 ALA Annual Conference [Event]

Thank You!

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 10:49 am

Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped Libraries Build Communities at the 2009 Annual Conference!

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