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GLBTRT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Round Table)

Event GLBT-RT: Steering Committee II

by David Vess on Thu, May 14, 2009 at 09:13 am

Location:

Palmer House Hilton
Room: Indiana Room
Floor: 3rd Floor

Location:

Palmer House Hilton
Room: Indiana Room
Floor: 3rd Floor

The Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe Street

Chicago, IL 60603

(312) 726-7500

 

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ALA Council

Discussion Online Voting

by Gina Persichini on Thu, May 7, 2009 at 11:42 am

Recent activity has me wondering about online voting.  Let's say that ALA needs Council to make a decision on something in short order. It doesn't have to be live (real time) but does need a decision within a few days. A simple yea/nay vote that indicates the councilor casting the vote and provides options for abstentions.

Recent activity has me wondering about online voting.  Let's say that ALA needs Council to make a decision on something in short order. It doesn't have to be live (real time) but does need a decision within a few days. A simple yea/nay vote that indicates the councilor casting the vote and provides options for abstentions.

In the past, such actions were taken by email, resulting in someone (the person tabulating the results) getting 150+ emails. And then there are those participating in the voting who didn't see the option to respond to an individual in time, and so all 150+ people were inundated with yea/nay votes.

Is it possible to accomplish this task of voting using ALA Connect's polling option?

At first look, I think it may not be as the poll doesn't have the option of entering the name of the user who is casting the vote.  Though, I'm uncertain if the system is collecting that behind the scenese. I didn't look.

Other options:

1. ALA staff, using the fabulous Drupal software create an online form for such voting. The address of said form being distributed only to individuals with the ability/right to vote on the matter.

2. Utilize a tool like SurveyMonkey or another online survey tool to create the poll. Again, distributing the address of the poll to only those individuals with the right to vote on the matter.

Is it possible that this could be a relatively simple and low-cost manner in which to introduce online voting for certain circumstances to the operations of ALA Council?  It would be a demonstration of Council's comittment to move toward electronic member participation.

And, not the least of the benefits, it would eliminate 100+ emails for 100+ individuals with accounts on 100+ servers all over the U.S resulting in 100+ happier system administrators concerned about valuable server space.

Just some random thoughts for Council and members to ponder.

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ALCTS CMS / RUSA CODES Collection Management in Public Libraries

Event Collection Management in Public Libraries Interest Group at ALA Annual 2009

by Melissa DeWild on Wed, May 13, 2009 at 12:38 pm

The ALCTS CMDS/RUSA CODES Collection Management in Public Libraries Interest Group is meeting on Monday, July 13, from 1:30 to 3:00 PM in the Chicago Hilton, Lake Erie room to discuss current topics of interest in collection development. Anyone interested in collection development and management is welcome to attend!

PLA (Public Library Association)

Discussion Collection Management in Public Libraries Interest Group at ALA Annual 2009

by Melissa DeWild on Wed, May 13, 2009 at 12:33 pm

The ALCTS CMDS/RUSA CODES Collection Management in Public Libraries Interest Group is meeting on Monday, July 13, from 1:30 to 3:00 PM in the Chicago Hilton, Lake Erie room to discuss current topics of interest in collection development. Anyone interested in collection development and management is welcome to attend!

ALCTS

Discussion Collection Management in Public Libraries Interest Group at ALA Annual 2009

by Melissa DeWild on Wed, May 13, 2009 at 12:33 pm

The ALCTS CMDS/RUSA CODES Collection Management in Public Libraries Interest Group is meeting on Monday, July 13, from 1:30 to 3:00 PM in the Chicago Hilton, Lake Erie room to discuss current topics of interest in collection development. Anyone interested in collection development and management is welcome to attend!

ALCTS CMS (Collection Management Section)

Discussion Collection Management in Public Libraries Interest Group at ALA Annual 2009

by Melissa DeWild on Wed, May 13, 2009 at 12:33 pm

The ALCTS CMDS/RUSA CODES Collection Management in Public Libraries Interest Group is meeting on Monday, July 13, from 1:30 to 3:00 PM in the Chicago Hilton, Lake Erie room to discuss current topics of interest in collection development. Anyone interested in collection development and management is welcome to attend!

ALCTS CMS / RUSA CODES Collection Management in Public Libraries

Discussion Collection Management in Public Libraries Interest Group at ALA Annual 2009

by Melissa DeWild on Wed, May 13, 2009 at 12:33 pm

The ALCTS CMDS/RUSA CODES Collection Management in Public Libraries Interest Group is meeting on Monday, July 13, from 1:30 to 3:00 PM in the Chicago Hilton, Lake Erie room to discuss current topics of interest in collection development. Anyone interested in collection development and management is welcome to attend!

2009 ALA Annual Conference [Event]

Discussion Collection Management in Public Libraries Interest Group at ALA Annual 2009

by Melissa DeWild on Wed, May 13, 2009 at 12:33 pm

The ALCTS CMDS/RUSA CODES Collection Management in Public Libraries Interest Group is meeting on Monday, July 13, from 1:30 to 3:00 PM in the Chicago Hilton, Lake Erie room to discuss current topics of interest in collection development. Anyone interested in collection development and management is welcome to attend!

New Members Discussion Group (ACRL)

Discussion Call for Presenters: ACRL New Members Discussion Group

by Linda Hofschire on Tue, May 12, 2009 at 11:51 pm

The ACRL New Members Discussion Group invites the submission of proposals for presentation at its meeting at the 2009 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL on Saturday, July 11, 2009.

The ACRL New Members Discussion Group invites the submission of proposals for presentation at its meeting at the 2009 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL on Saturday, July 11, 2009.

The ACRL New Members Discussion Group is for new (and aspiring) academic librarians. We meet twice a year–at both ALA conferences–to chat about whatever is on our minds. It’s an opportunity for networking and a friendly place to ask any questions you have about succeeding in ACRL. Presenters at this meeting have the opportunity to contribute to the professional development of other academic librarians, gain conference presentation experience, and build their CV.

Our meeting topic for the conference is “The Publication Process: Getting Published in LIS Journals.” We are interested in presentations that share personal experiences with the publication process, that will help new and aspiring academic librarians gain a better understanding of the various steps that are involved in this process. We seek proposals for presentations that address this topic from a variety of angles, including (but not limited to):

-Planning a systematic research program
-The publication process: Generating topics, writing up and submitting the manuscript, working with an editor, responding to reviewers, etc.
-Targeting various journals for publication
-What to do if your manuscript is not accepted

The ACRL New Members Discussion Group meeting will take place on Saturday, July 11, 2009, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Presenters should plan to speak for 10 minutes and allow 5 minutes for questions/discussion. There will be three presentations. Following the presentations, we will open the floor for discussion on the topic, or we can answer your questions about getting involved in national activities and/or academic librarianship in general.

Proposals are due by June 8, 2009. Notification of acceptance will be made by June 15, 2009. Please include the following information in your proposal:

1. A cover sheet with your name, title, institutional affiliation, mailing address, phone number, and email address.
2. A second sheet that contains no identifying information and includes the title and a 200-300 word description of your presentation. The description should clearly identify the topic of your presentation, your personal experience with this topic, and how your presentation will contribute to new and aspiring librarians’ understanding of the publication process.
3. Keep in mind that there will be no use of technology for these presentations. Feel free to bring handouts if you’d like to provide a list of further reading, etc.

Please submit proposal by email to Merinda Hensley (ACRL Convener) at mhensle1@illinois.edu

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YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association)

Event Last day to encourage senators to support letter for LSTA/the Improving Literacy Through School Libraries Program

by Stephanie Kuenn (staff) on Wed, May 13, 2009 at 10:47 am

Please contact your senator's office before May 14th and ask him/her to sign the "Dear Colleague" letter being circulated by Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) in support of funding for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and the Improving Literacy Through School Libraries Program. The letter requests that the Senate include $300 million for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and $100 million for the Improving Literary Through School Libraries program for the 2010 fiscal year. The deadline for senators to sign the letter is May 14, 2009.

Please contact your senator's office before May 14th and ask him/her to sign the "Dear Colleague" letter being circulated by Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) in support of funding for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and the Improving Literacy Through School Libraries Program. The letter requests that the Senate include $300 million for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and $100 million for the Improving Literary Through School Libraries program for the 2010 fiscal year. The deadline for senators to sign the letter is May 14, 2009.

 This is a tough budget year and only a select few programs will receive an increase in funding for the 2010 fiscal year. LSTA and the Improving Literacy Through School Libraries Program are in serious danger of receiving cuts or level funding without a minimum of 60 Senators’ signatures on the letter. Please contact your Senator's office by May 14th and encourage your friends and family members to do so as well!

Visit the ALA web site for contact information for your Senator and for talking points that you can share on the phone with the staff person in your Senator’s office. When you contact your Senator's office you must ask that he or she call Andrew Odgren with Senator Reed at 202-224-4642 or Mathew Hussey with Senator Snowe at 202-224-5344 to sign on to the letter.

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