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GODORT Steering

Discussion GODORT Election results

by Cassandra Hartnett on Tue, May 5, 2009 at 11:43 am

Hi Steering, I'm just about to post the GODORT election results to GODORT@ala.org.  More later today.

ACRL Communities of Practice Assembly

Discussion AC 09 - Meeting Locations

by Adam Burling (staff) on Tue, May 5, 2009 at 10:57 am

The PDF of room assignments for meetings scheduled at the 2009 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago is attached.  A second version limited to just ACRL meetings is also attached.

Please double-check your section meetings to ensure accuracy in regards to time. Requests for specific locations and co-locations were honored when possible.

The PDF of room assignments for meetings scheduled at the 2009 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago is attached.  A second version limited to just ACRL meetings is also attached.

Please double-check your section meetings to ensure accuracy in regards to time. Requests for specific locations and co-locations were honored when possible.

Additionally, when announcing your schedule, please remind your committee chairs and members that they are prohibited from making room set changes in the convention center and other meeting venues. Rooms are set to accommodate ALL groups, not one group.

Please let me know if you have any questions or if there are any issues with your section schedule.

With thanks,
Adam

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Government Information Interest Group

Discussion GPO.gov redesigned and looking spiffy

by Rebecca Troy-Horton on Tue, May 5, 2009 at 10:53 am

GPO (Government Printing Office) launched the newly redesigned GPO.gov website for all your government information needs! Check it out.

RUSA MARS Public Libraries Committee (Machine-Assisted Reference Section)

Discussion Screencasting

by Alexandria McEwen on Mon, May 4, 2009 at 04:15 pm

Does your library use screencasting or some other form of online tutorials to reach your virtual patrons? Do you hate it, love it? What programs do you use? If you aren't sure what this discussion is about, try checking out our wiki at http://marsplcommittee.pbworks.com/FrontPage?unlock=true

RUSA MARS Public Libraries Committee (Machine-Assisted Reference Section)

Discussion Screencasting

by Alexandria McEwen on Mon, May 4, 2009 at 04:09 pm

The RUSA-MARS Public Libraries Committee is currently working on a wiki that will showcase Screencasting Resources for Public Librarians. Please feel free to visit our page and make comments or just check it out.

http://marsplcommittee.pbworks.com/FrontPage?unlock=true

Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules Committee of Principals

Discussion RDA Brochure

by Mary Ghikas on Mon, May 4, 2009 at 03:14 pm

The new brochure is attached:

RDA: Resources Description & Access

 

 

Games and Gaming

Discussion Gaming Sessions at Annual 2009

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Mon, May 4, 2009 at 02:17 pm

The list of programs and locations is out, so as near as I can tell, here are all of the gaming-related programs at Annual. If you know of any not on this list, please add them in the comments.

Friday, July 10

Games and Gaming Member Initiative Group Business Meeting
Hilton, International South
5:00-7:00 pm
Come and share your experiences with gaming and learn from others! 

Open Gaming Night
Hilton, International South
7:00-10:00 pm

The list of programs and locations is out, so as near as I can tell, here are all of the gaming-related programs at Annual. If you know of any not on this list, please add them in the comments.

Friday, July 10

Games and Gaming Member Initiative Group Business Meeting
Hilton, International South
5:00-7:00 pm
Come and share your experiences with gaming and learn from others! 

Open Gaming Night
Hilton, International South
7:00-10:00 pm

Saturday, July 11

What Does Gaming Have to Do with Books Anyway? Justifications for Games in Libraries (Games and Gaming MIG)
McCormick Place West, W-470a
10:30 am-Noon
Interested in introducing gaming programs but unsure how to justify it? This panel of public, academic, and school media library staff will explore how they have justified gaming in their libraries. Bring your questions to get advice about your situation.

Speakers: Sarah Couri, Teen Services, New York Public Library; Christopher Harris, School Library System, Genesee Valley BOCES; Kieran Hixon, , John C. Fremont Library District, Florence, Colorado; Paul Waelchli, , St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wisconsin

Downloadable Technology (YALSA)
McCormick Place West, W-180
1:30-3:00 pm
A panel will review current trends in downloadable and streaming technology for teens. Their suggested implementations for programming and services in public and school libraries will be demonstrated. Consultant Beth Gallaway will talk about downloadable gaming technologies. Librarian Kate Pritchard will showcase and streaming music. Karen Potash will demonstrate OverDrive products for teens.

Library 2.0 Buildings: Creating Zones with Heart (LLAMA BES)
McCormick Place West, W-179
3:30-5:00 pm
Dr. Michael Stephens, social networking guru, shares his vision of L2 buildings which speak to users. His ideas include zones for different user groups, spaces for fun as well as comfort, and positive signage. Representatives from two libraries which have created zones and spaces for gaming and user-centered functions will present their stories and visual images -- the Commons at Georgia Institute of Technology and the newly opened Darien Connecticut Public Library.

Speakers: Michael Stephens, Dominican University Library School; Robert E. Fox, Jr., Georgia Institute of Technology; Alan Gray, Darien Public Library

Monday, July 13

Gaming, Film, and Ephemera: Women's Studies and Academic Collections (ACRL WSS)
McCormick Place West, W-192b
8:30-10:00 am
The panel will address mixed archival collections at the Schlesinger Library, the UIUC Gaming collection, and experiences conducting research on African American women and film. This program will address collection management and research strategies related to popular culture collections in academic libraries. Many collections directly relate to the history of women, gender, and culture, but they involve complex issues of access and preservation. Speakers will consider questions of how academic institutions collect and maintain these materials, as well as the experience of how researchers access and use them in scholarship.

Speakers: Angela Winand, Assistant Professor, African American Studies, University of Illinois at Springfield; Diana King, Associate Librarian, UCLA Arts Library; Marilyn Dunn, Executive Director, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Gov Docs Kids Group: Learn and Have Fun with Government Resources (ALA GODORT)
Hilton, Boulevard A/B
10:30 am-12:30 pm
This program will help participants promote government information while engaging K-12 students in learning about history, culture, science and government. Games, interactive activities, teaching aids and lesson plans will be highlighted, along with exciting tools to enhance student learning. We will provide librarians with a collection of free government resources to advance their reference skills and aid in collection development decisions. We will focus on resources available at the Gov Docs Kids Group website, which includes primary source materials and links to U.S. Government Web sites for kids.

Speakers: Mary Burtzloff, Archivist, National Archives and Records Administration, Central Plains Region; Arlene Wiler, Staff Member, Johnson County Library; Tom Adamich, Head of Metadata Services, Muskingum College Library; Cherie Bronkar, Head of User Services, Muskingum College Library

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ALA Election Committee

Discussion improving voter turn out in ALA elections

by Peter Hepburn on Mon, May 4, 2009 at 01:16 pm

A recommendation mentioned in an e-mail to the Committee:  that the Election Committee approach the Membership Committee to brainstorm and even implement strategies for improving the voter turn out.

The Election Committee can use this space for its brainstorming as well.

ALA Election Committee

Discussion write in vote verification

by Peter Hepburn on Mon, May 4, 2009 at 01:13 pm

A recommendation mentioned in an e-mail to the Committee, that ALA staff verify
eligibility of successful write-in candidates before the results come to
the Election Committee.

Social Media Assessment

Discussion New ACRL book focuses on assessing student receptivity to emerging technologies

by Kathryn Deiss on Mon, May 4, 2009 at 10:56 am

ACRL has released a research report by Char Booth that focuses on assessing undergraduate student receptivity to emerging library technologies. Informing Innovation: Tracking Student Interest in Emerging Library Technologies at Ohio University shares the results of an intensive study of user adaptation and/or adoption of emerging social technologies as used by the library. As part of the book (whether in downloadable format or in print format) the research survey instrument is shared with the library community.

ACRL has released a research report by Char Booth that focuses on assessing undergraduate student receptivity to emerging library technologies. Informing Innovation: Tracking Student Interest in Emerging Library Technologies at Ohio University shares the results of an intensive study of user adaptation and/or adoption of emerging social technologies as used by the library. As part of the book (whether in downloadable format or in print format) the research survey instrument is shared with the library community.

 Are there other such studies people are doing? What are the findings?

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