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ALCTS Non-English Access Working Group on Romanization: Open Discussion Forum

Online Doc Working Group members

by Robert Rendall on Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 01:31 pm

ALCTS Non-English Access Working Group on Romanization

Robert Rendall (chair)
Principal Serials Cataloger
Columbia University Libraries

Joyce Bell
Cataloging and Metadata Services Director
Princeton University

Joseph (Yossi) Galron-Goldschlaeger
Head, Hebraica & Jewish Studies Library
The Ohio State University Libraries

Douglas Hasty
Head, Access Services Department
University Libraries, Florida International University

ALCTS Non-English Access Working Group on Romanization

Robert Rendall (chair)
Principal Serials Cataloger
Columbia University Libraries

Joyce Bell
Cataloging and Metadata Services Director
Princeton University

Joseph (Yossi) Galron-Goldschlaeger
Head, Hebraica & Jewish Studies Library
The Ohio State University Libraries

Douglas Hasty
Head, Access Services Department
University Libraries, Florida International University

Heidi G. Lerner
Hebraica/Judaica Cataloger
Stanford University Libraries

Sandra Nugraha
LC Overseas Offices Representative
Library of Congress Jakarta Office

Glenn E. Patton
Director, WorldCat Quality Management
OCLC

Dave Reser
Policy & Standards Division, Library of Congress

Keiko Suzuki
Japanese Catalog Librarian, East Asian Library
Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University

Jian Wang
Coordinator, Multilingual Library Services
Saskatchewan Provincial Library, Ministry of Education

Magda El-Sherbini (liaison to the Steering Committee)
Associate Professor and Head, Cataloging Department
The Ohio State University Libraries

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PLA Committee Chairs (Public Library Association)

Online Doc PLA@ALA Meetings and Programs

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Fri, May 29, 2009 at 12:26 pm

PLA @ ALA Annual Conference 2009 in Chicago!

The current schedule is available in the Excel attachment. This schedule is also up on PLAspace.

The schedule is subject to change and corrections. Chairs, if you have a specific time for your meeting at the All Committee Meeting, please let me know and I'll distribute the info.

It seems as though you must be logged in to get the attachment.

Questions:Julianna pla@ala.org

 Spreadsheet updated 5/29/09

ALA 2015 Environmental Scan

Discussion Scenario Planning for Associations

by Mary Ghikas on Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 12:48 pm

Here's a useful article on using scenarios for strategic planning/thinking.  It was distributed this morning --by one of the authors -- on an ASAE discussion list:

http://www.transitionceo.com/article.php?id=17

Improving ALA Connect

Discussion One more suggestion

by Bohyun Kim on Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 04:56 pm

I think this is a system hiccup. But when I post once, I get two identical postings. When I try to delete one, both identical postings disappear.

Tried multiple times and gets the same result.

Thanks!

ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Event Implementing Online Teaching and Learning: Using Moodle and Other Web 2.0 Features (ACRL Online Seminar begins)

by David Free (staff) on Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 03:36 pm

In this four week hands-on course we will overview of the state-of-the-art of online teaching and learning technology and its applications. We will review the use of teaching materials created with multi-media plug-ins and classroom communications tools and specifically the Moodle LMS. This course requires a significant amount of hands-on learning-activities , project work, and readings. This work will result in a completed instructional unit e.g., short course/workshop/tutorial implemented on the teachers Moodle LMS or on an LMS or simple Web site of students' choice.

In this four week hands-on course we will overview of the state-of-the-art of online teaching and learning technology and its applications. We will review the use of teaching materials created with multi-media plug-ins and classroom communications tools and specifically the Moodle LMS. This course requires a significant amount of hands-on learning-activities , project work, and readings. This work will result in a completed instructional unit e.g., short course/workshop/tutorial implemented on the teachers Moodle LMS or on an LMS or simple Web site of students' choice.

Visit http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/elearning/courses/onlinete... for more details and registration information.

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ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Event Electronic Collection Development for the Academic E-Library (ACRL Online Seminar begins)

by David Free (staff) on Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 03:32 pm

In this hands-on course you will learn to create an academic e-library collection development plan for free and fee-based Web-accessible resources for a patron community of your choice. Students will focus on developing a collection plan for one library patron group of their choice. Patron groups may include: faculty, students, researchers, general public, subject specialists, etc. This collection plan will be developed in five parts.

In this hands-on course you will learn to create an academic e-library collection development plan for free and fee-based Web-accessible resources for a patron community of your choice. Students will focus on developing a collection plan for one library patron group of their choice. Patron groups may include: faculty, students, researchers, general public, subject specialists, etc. This collection plan will be developed in five parts. Each part includes lecture, discussion and hands-on activities that will step participants through creating or assessing a collection plan for developing a e-library collection.

Visit http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/elearning/courses/ecolldev... for more details and registration information.

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ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Discussion Finding Clinical Trial Results - National Library of Medicine® (NLM®) Resources

by Cynthia Burke on Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 02:41 pm

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) responds to more than 100,000 questions each year. Regularly asked questions become Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). NLM Reference and Consumer Health FAQs are at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/faqref.html. We review and update our FAQs frequently. The FAQ resources include national and international government agencies and non-profit organizations. One of our FAQs is about finding the results of clinical trials.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) responds to more than 100,000 questions each year. Regularly asked questions become Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). NLM Reference and Consumer Health FAQs are at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/faqref.html. We review and update our FAQs frequently. The FAQ resources include national and international government agencies and non-profit organizations. One of our FAQs is about finding the results of clinical trials.

The FAQ: Clinical Trials Results, at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/ctresults.html, links to the ClinicalTrials.gov database. ClinicalTrials.gov contains information about more than 78,000 trials with locations in more than 170 countries. There is also a link explaining how to identify studies in ClinicalTrials.gov that have results. This FAQ also shows you search strategies to conduct if you want to search for a specific study or search for clinical trials on a specific disease. There are also links to other government and university resources.

Send your comments about these resource or research assistance questions to custerv@nlm.nih.gov or use our contact form at http://apps.nlm.nih.gov/mainweb/siebel/nlm/index.cfm .

Cynthia Burke, MLS, AHIP
Reference Librarian
National Library of Medicine
URL: http://www.nlm.nih.gov
The National Library of Medicine is part of the National Institutes of Health,
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Health Sciences Interest Group (ACRL)

Discussion Finding Clinical Trial Results - National Library of Medicine® (NLM®) Resources

by Cynthia Burke on Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 02:40 pm

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) responds to more than 100,000 questions each year. Regularly asked questions become Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). NLM Reference and Consumer Health FAQs are at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/faqref.html. We review and update our FAQs frequently. The FAQ resources include national and international government agencies and non-profit organizations. One of our FAQs is about finding the results of clinical trials.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) responds to more than 100,000 questions each year. Regularly asked questions become Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). NLM Reference and Consumer Health FAQs are at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/faqref.html. We review and update our FAQs frequently. The FAQ resources include national and international government agencies and non-profit organizations. One of our FAQs is about finding the results of clinical trials.

The FAQ: Clinical Trials Results, at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/ctresults.html, links to the ClinicalTrials.gov database. ClinicalTrials.gov contains information about more than 78,000 trials with locations in more than 170 countries. There is also a link explaining how to identify studies in ClinicalTrials.gov that have results. This FAQ also shows you search strategies to conduct if you want to search for a specific study or search for clinical trials on a specific disease. There are also links to other government and university resources.

Send your comments about these resource or research assistance questions to custerv@nlm.nih.gov or use our contact form at http://apps.nlm.nih.gov/mainweb/siebel/nlm/index.cfm .

Cynthia Burke, MLS, AHIP
Reference Librarian
National Library of Medicine
URL: http://www.nlm.nih.gov
The National Library of Medicine is part of the National Institutes of Health,
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Event ACRL/NY Annual Symposium -- Emerging Leadership in Academic Libraries -- Friday, December 4, 2009

by Barbara Bonous-Smit on Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 02:34 pm

ACRL/NY Annual Symposium

Emerging Leadership in Academic Libraries -- Friday, December 4, 2009

Leaders inspire and motivate us.  Leaders create vision and purpose.  But what does it take to be a leader in today's academic library?  How do we mentor and sustain leaders within our organizations? How do we take charge of our own career paths and move into leadership roles?  This symposium will address these questions while opening up a discussion of leadership across the different stages of librarianship.

ACRL/NY Annual Symposium

Emerging Leadership in Academic Libraries -- Friday, December 4, 2009

Leaders inspire and motivate us.  Leaders create vision and purpose.  But what does it take to be a leader in today's academic library?  How do we mentor and sustain leaders within our organizations? How do we take charge of our own career paths and move into leadership roles?  This symposium will address these questions while opening up a discussion of leadership across the different stages of librarianship.

http://acrlnysymp09.wordpress.com/

Registration will be open in mid October.

Please note the NEW location (still at Baruch, but across the street):

The William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus Conference Center
Baruch College
55 Lexington Avenue (at 24th Street) Room 14-220 (14th floor)
New York, NY

We hope to see you there. 

http://acrlnysymp09.wordpress.com/

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ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Event ACRL/NY New Librarians Discussion Group--Open Meeting, Oct. 2

by Barbara Bonous-Smit on Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 02:29 pm

Please join the Association of College and Research Libraries, Greater New York Chapter (ACRL/NY) on Friday, October 2, 2009 for an open meeting of the New Librarians Discussion Group from 9-10:45 AM.

Please join the Association of College and Research Libraries, Greater New York Chapter (ACRL/NY) on Friday, October 2, 2009 for an open meeting of the New Librarians Discussion Group from 9-10:45 AM. This meeting will be a chance for new, or aspiring, librarians to come learn about the discussion group, discuss future events, and further involvement with ACRL/NY.  We will also have a guest librarian there who will talk about her first year as a librarian.  Executive Board members will be on hand to meet and greet participants.  Students and librarians in new positions are welcome too.  Refreshments will be served.  Come meet your fellow newbies and seize the opportunity to do some free networking.  Membership to ACRL/NY is not required for this meeting but will be necessary for future participation.

Find out more about the New Librarians Discussion Group by visiting our website. This site has been created as a place for members, and those interested in joining, to get information, ask questions and share news. http://acrlnynldg.wordpress.com/

 The meeting will be held at Mercy College's Manhattan Campus, 66 West 35th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues. Please bring a photo ID. The meeting will be held in Room 737. For directions to Mercy College, please check their website: https://www.mercy.edu/pages/273.asp

PLEASE NOTE: Your name must be on our list to get into the building, so it is important to RSVP if you think you might attend. Please follow the link below to RSVP: http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dEJSUnAzVkFGOEhrdUFYbldfTXJDa1E6MA. If you have already RSVP'd or will not be attending, there is no need to fill out the form.

To join ACRL/NY, visit http://www.acrlny.org/membership.htm

See you there!

Carrie Eastman
Information Services/Interlibrary Loan Librarian
Purchase College Library-SUNY
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY 10577
carrie.eastman@purchase.edu mailto:cwajda@slc.edu>
914.251-6428

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