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Women Administrators Discussion Group (LLAMA - Library Leadership & Management Association)

Discussion Welcome to the Women Adminstrators Discussion Group

by Elizabeth Brice on Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 12:57 pm

The LLAMA Women Adminstrators Discussion Group welcomes participants to discuss issues of particular concern to women in library management positions. We meet regularly at Annual and Midwinter Conferences on Sunday mornings from 10:30 to noon. Current officers are: Elizabeth Brice, Miami University, chair (2009); and Nancy Hewison, Purdue University, chair-elect (2010).

The LLAMA Women Adminstrators Discussion Group welcomes participants to discuss issues of particular concern to women in library management positions. We meet regularly at Annual and Midwinter Conferences on Sunday mornings from 10:30 to noon. Current officers are: Elizabeth Brice, Miami University, chair (2009); and Nancy Hewison, Purdue University, chair-elect (2010).

 We rely on the input of our participants to shape the agenda for the group. Please feel free to suggest topics for future meetings, raise issues that are of concern to you, share resources you've found helpful, etc. 

We will be meeting in Chicago on Sunday, July 12, and we invite you to join us. The discussion topic and the location will be announced in the near future.

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Virtual Communities and Libraries

Discussion Newest Videos at AL Focus Video Village as of April 6, 2009

by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 05:08 pm

Copy of notecard distributed to Second Life Groups: ALA SL-Events, ALA-VW, and Librarians of Second Life.

AL Focus is the video home of American Libraries (AL) magazine -- the monthly magazine for ALA members. AL Focus Video Village is where you can watch AL Focus videos on ALA Island in the Second Life virtual world..

Newest videos available:

Copy of notecard distributed to Second Life Groups: ALA SL-Events, ALA-VW, and Librarians of Second Life.

AL Focus is the video home of American Libraries (AL) magazine -- the monthly magazine for ALA members. AL Focus Video Village is where you can watch AL Focus videos on ALA Island in the Second Life virtual world..

Newest videos available:

Kate DiCamillo interview: Kate DiCamillo, author of The Tale of Despereaux and Because of Winn-Dixie, sat down with ALA "Booklist" magazine's Ilene Cooper to talk about seeing her creations become major motion pictures, the surreal moments that came along with the Despereaux phenomenon, and her latest projects. Also, there's tons of laughing.

2009 ACRL National Conference: In this overview of the 2009 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL, a division of ALA) National Conference, keynoter Sherman Alexie discusses a terminology conundrum, Mary K. Van Ullen explains the effect of cultural differences on teaching about plagiarism, Diane Dallis describes Indiana University's planned research commons, and keynoter Ira Glass demonstrates how This American Life uses music to make stories come to life.

ALA Presidential Candidate Question Responses Series --
Four questions x two Presidential Candidates = 8 videos

For details, see December 2, 2008 ALA press release, Members invited to submit questions to ALA presidential candidates via YouTube

ALA Presidential Candidate Question Responses-Stevens on GLBT Employment Rights: ALA Presidential Candidate Roberta Stevens responds to Karen Schneider's question on enforcing ALA policy on GLBT rights.
ALA Presidential Candidate Question Responses-Oliver on GLBT Employment Rights: ALA Presidential Candidate Kenton Oliver responds to Karen Schneider's question on enforcing ALA policy on GLBT rights.

ALA Presidential Candidate Question Responses-Oliver on Why Librarians Should Join ALA: ALA Presidential Candidate Kenton Oliver responds to Genevieve Grove's question on why librarians should join ALA.
ALA Presidential Candidate Question Responses-Stevens on Why Librarians Should Join ALA: ALA Presidential Candidate Roberta Stevens responds to Genevieve Grove's question on why librarians should join ALA.

ALA Presidential Candidate Question Responses-Stevens on Social Media and Advocacy: ALA Presidential Candidate Roberta Stevens responds to Carolyn Wood's question on how ALA can harness the power of social media for library advocacy.
ALA Presidential Candidate Question Responses-Oliver on Social Media and Advocacy: ALA Presidential Candidate Kenton Oliver responds to Carolyn Wood's question on how ALA can harness the power of social media for library advocacy.

ALA Presidential Candidate Question Responses-Oliver on E-participation: ALA Presidential Candidate Kenton Oliver responds to Tom Peters's question on how ALA can enable participation without travel (Peters is Maxito Ricardo in Second Life).
ALA Presidential Candidate Question Responses-Stevens on E-participation: ALA Presidential Candidate Roberta Stevens responds to Tom Peters's question on how ALA can enable participation without travel (Peters is Maxito Ricardo in Second Life).

Ann Brashares Interview: ALA's "Booklist" magazine sat down with author Ann Brashares to talk about her new book "3 Willows" and how it compares to her bestselling "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" series. Brashares opens up about the chances of the new book expanding into a series, how hard it is to let go of beloved characters, and how she likes to imagine her characters' lives at age 4, 14, 40, and beyond.

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Second Life Users Group

Discussion Newest Videos at AL Focus Video Village as of April 6, 2009

by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 05:08 pm

Copy of notecard distributed to Second Life Groups: ALA SL-Events, ALA-VW, and Librarians of Second Life.

AL Focus is the video home of American Libraries (AL) magazine -- the monthly magazine for ALA members. AL Focus Video Village is where you can watch AL Focus videos on ALA Island in the Second Life virtual world..

Newest videos available:

Copy of notecard distributed to Second Life Groups: ALA SL-Events, ALA-VW, and Librarians of Second Life.

AL Focus is the video home of American Libraries (AL) magazine -- the monthly magazine for ALA members. AL Focus Video Village is where you can watch AL Focus videos on ALA Island in the Second Life virtual world..

Newest videos available:

Kate DiCamillo interview: Kate DiCamillo, author of The Tale of Despereaux and Because of Winn-Dixie, sat down with ALA "Booklist" magazine's Ilene Cooper to talk about seeing her creations become major motion pictures, the surreal moments that came along with the Despereaux phenomenon, and her latest projects. Also, there's tons of laughing.

2009 ACRL National Conference: In this overview of the 2009 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL, a division of ALA) National Conference, keynoter Sherman Alexie discusses a terminology conundrum, Mary K. Van Ullen explains the effect of cultural differences on teaching about plagiarism, Diane Dallis describes Indiana University's planned research commons, and keynoter Ira Glass demonstrates how This American Life uses music to make stories come to life.

ALA Presidential Candidate Question Responses Series --
Four questions x two Presidential Candidates = 8 videos

For details, see December 2, 2008 ALA press release, Members invited to submit questions to ALA presidential candidates via YouTube

ALA Presidential Candidate Question Responses-Stevens on GLBT Employment Rights: ALA Presidential Candidate Roberta Stevens responds to Karen Schneider's question on enforcing ALA policy on GLBT rights.
ALA Presidential Candidate Question Responses-Oliver on GLBT Employment Rights: ALA Presidential Candidate Kenton Oliver responds to Karen Schneider's question on enforcing ALA policy on GLBT rights.

ALA Presidential Candidate Question Responses-Oliver on Why Librarians Should Join ALA: ALA Presidential Candidate Kenton Oliver responds to Genevieve Grove's question on why librarians should join ALA.
ALA Presidential Candidate Question Responses-Stevens on Why Librarians Should Join ALA: ALA Presidential Candidate Roberta Stevens responds to Genevieve Grove's question on why librarians should join ALA.

ALA Presidential Candidate Question Responses-Stevens on Social Media and Advocacy: ALA Presidential Candidate Roberta Stevens responds to Carolyn Wood's question on how ALA can harness the power of social media for library advocacy.
ALA Presidential Candidate Question Responses-Oliver on Social Media and Advocacy: ALA Presidential Candidate Kenton Oliver responds to Carolyn Wood's question on how ALA can harness the power of social media for library advocacy.

ALA Presidential Candidate Question Responses-Oliver on E-participation: ALA Presidential Candidate Kenton Oliver responds to Tom Peters's question on how ALA can enable participation without travel (Peters is Maxito Ricardo in Second Life).
ALA Presidential Candidate Question Responses-Stevens on E-participation: ALA Presidential Candidate Roberta Stevens responds to Tom Peters's question on how ALA can enable participation without travel (Peters is Maxito Ricardo in Second Life).

Ann Brashares Interview: ALA's "Booklist" magazine sat down with author Ann Brashares to talk about her new book "3 Willows" and how it compares to her bestselling "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" series. Brashares opens up about the chances of the new book expanding into a series, how hard it is to let go of beloved characters, and how she likes to imagine her characters' lives at age 4, 14, 40, and beyond.

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LITA (Library and Information Technology Association)

Discussion Welcome to the Drupal4Lib Group

by Leo Klein on Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 03:21 pm

Suggestions as to how we can use this group and how it will mesh with the Drupal4Lib ListServ and the Drupal Library Group are appreciated.

Drupal4Lib Interest Group (LITA)

Discussion Welcome to the Drupal4Lib Group

by Leo Klein on Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 03:21 pm

Suggestions as to how we can use this group and how it will mesh with the Drupal4Lib ListServ and the Drupal Library Group are appreciated.

SRRT (Social Responsibilities Round Table)

Online Doc Fostering Media Diversity in Libraries: Strategies and Actions

by Catherine Michael on Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 12:18 pm

DOCUMENT

Prepared by the American Library Association, Intellectual Freedom Committee, Subcommittee on the Impact of Media Concentration on Libraries, June 2007

 

METRO Member Librarians

Event Digital Dilemmas Symposium

by Jason Kucsma on Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 11:25 am

Digital Dilemmas is a day-long symposium addressing some of the key strategic issues facing libraries as they work through what we might understatedly refer to as a "digital transition period." Digital Dilemmas brings together nationally recognized experts who will: outline the primary challenges facing libraries in a digital world; provide an understanding of the digi

Digital Dilemmas is a day-long symposium addressing some of the key strategic issues facing libraries as they work through what we might understatedly refer to as a "digital transition period." Digital Dilemmas brings together nationally recognized experts who will: outline the primary challenges facing libraries in a digital world; provide an understanding of the digital information economy and its effect on scholarship; and suggest future opportunities for libraries. The symposium will provide librarians and library administrators with the opportunity to learn from leaders in the field and network with colleagues from the region working to address these challenges and seize potential opportunities.

When: April 16, 2009 
9:30 a.m. to 4:30p.m. (Check-in and light breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.) 

Where: William and Anita Newman Conference Center at Baruch College. (directions

Registration Information: Early registration is strongly recommended. Register online here

Cost: $125 (lunch will be provided)

Hotel Recommendations:
Online services like SideStep or Travelocity may be useful. Additionally, METRO uses the following hotels for visiting instructors and guests, and we recommend starting your search for lodging with one of these options:
Inn On 23rd
414 Hotel
Hotel Beacon
Washington Square Hotel

Agenda:

8:30-9:30am
Check-in and light breakfast

9:30-9:50am
Welcome Remarks and Context-Setting
Tom Clareson
Senior Consultant for New Initiatives
Lyrasis

9:50-10:50
Scholarship in the Digital Environment and the Implications for Library Strategies
Clifford Lynch
Director
Coalition for Networked Information

This introductory keynote will survey changes in the practices of scholarship across the disciplines, ranging from developments in digital humanities to the growing national and international investments in e-science and cyberinfrastructure. After exploring some of the implications of these changes for scholarly communication, Lynch will conclude with a discussion of the potential implications for library strategic planning.

10:50-11:00am
Break

11:00am-12:00pm
Creation, Management, and Preservation of Digital Content:
New Challenges, Opportunities, and Solutions

Evan Owens
Chief Technology Officer
Portico

The move from print-based to electronic modes of scholarly communication has led libraries and publishers to redefine their traditional roles and take on new responsibilities in the creation, management, and preservation of digital content. These tasks present not insignificant technical, operational, and financial burdens. This talk will look at some fundamental issues in digital content creation, management, and preservation.  Out of these new challenges has come a need for clear organizational priorities and careful - often difficult - budget choices as well as new opportunities for collaboration and cooperation to secure maximum benefit from severely limited resources

12:00-1:00pm
The Strategic Implications of Faculty Attitudes on the Shift to an Electronic Environment
Roger Schonfeld
Research Manager
Ithaka

As scientists and certain social scientists find themselves accessing information resources without the intermediation of the library, how does this affect their perceptions of the library and future prospects for the library’s campus role? Ithaka’s 2006 surveys of US faculty members and librarians indicate that faculty members’ views of the library, and the value they place in library services, has changed significantly in recent years. This talk will examine the strategic implications to libraries and universities more broadly that emerge from faculty attitudes and perspectives on libraries and their value, including specific library functions, and how these perceptions are changing.

1:00-2:00pm
Lunch

2:00-3:00pm
Copyright and Fair Use Policies for a Remix Culture:
Learning from the Best Practices Model

Patricia Aufderheide
Director
Center for Social Media, American University

Fair use is a rapidly-expanding feature of copyright law, but still murkily understood. Essential to prevent copyright from devolving into private censorship, it has also been denigrated as "just a defense" and "too vague to be reliable." In some practice communities, though, fair use has become routinely used, because of the adoption of best practices codes. Features of these codes--particularly those developed by documentary filmmakers and by media literacy educators--have direct application to library work. Their example also provides a powerful model as librarians grapple with ever more common problems such as archiving of electronic dissertations, posting of digital records, open courseware and distance education.

3:00-4:00pm
Scholars and the Everywhere Library
Dan Cohen
Director
Center for History and New Media, George Mason University

How can libraries best help researchers when the very conception of the "library" for most scholars has changed from a physical location to a wide variety of online resources? And does this transition to the digital realm open up new avenues of research and new services that libraries can provide to meet those research needs? This talk will discuss new possibilities for search, discovery, recommendations, and analysis that a modern library might be able to provide to the next generation of scholars.

4:00-4:30pm
Closing Remarks
Tom Clareson

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ALA Councilors-at-Large

Discussion Greetings and Salutations

by Aaron Dobbs on Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 08:25 am

Greetings and Salutations, fellow Councilors at Large.

For your viewing pleasure, I'm linking the ALA Council: Who, What, Why, and How video from Midwinter:

 

 

Ah, good. I did it right :)

Strategic Thinking for Academic Libraries

Discussion What's going on on your campus?

by Kathryn Deiss on Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 03:55 pm

Given the current economy, what is your library and/or campus doing to craft creative and forward looking strategies?

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