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ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Discussion Save the Date! ACRL/NY Annual Symposium -- Emerging Leadership in Academic Libraries -- Friday, December 4, 2009

by Barbara Bonous-Smit on Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 02:19 pm

 Save the Date!

ACRL/NY Annual Symposium

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

 Save the Date!

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)

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

by Barbara Bonous-Smit on Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 02:16 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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ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Discussion Call for Posters: 2009 ACRL/NY Annual Symposium, “Emerging Leadership in Libraries”

by Barbara Bonous-Smit on Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 02:14 pm

 

Call for Poster Sessions

          The Greater New York Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries

 

Call for Poster Sessions

          The Greater New York Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries

 The 2009 ACRL/NY Annual Symposium, “Emerging Leadership in Libraries” focuses on the importance of leadership in academic libraries today and the paths to achieving and sustaining it. This Symposium will address myriad questions of leadership:  What does it take to be a leader? How do we mentor leaders within our institutions? How do we take charge of our own career paths? How do we move into leadership roles?  We will open up discussions of leadership across the different stages of librarianship.

 ACRL/NY invites you to submit a poster session proposal for the Symposium.  It can address any issue related to this theme.  Examples follow:

 Professional collaboration

Management styles in libraries

Motivating/inspiring librarians

Getting yourself published

Experience in leadership development

Mentoring/mentoring programs

Creating new roles

Moving into leadership roles

Promoting yourself

 

Please email a 100-200 word description of your poster session proposal to Symposium Planning Committee member Gloria Meisel at gloria.meisel@sunywcc.edu by October 20, 2009. Include author name(s), email and telephone contact numbers, and the title of the poster session. Presenters will receive a reduced Symposium registration rate. 

The successful candidates will be notified by early November.  You will be expected to set up by 8:15 am and stay through the final poster session time of 2:45.  There is no wireless capability and no availability for electronic sessions. Posters cannot be displayed on walls or big boards. The size of the tables will be posted shortly.

 The Symposium will take place on Friday December 4, 2009 in New York City at

The William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus Conference Center, Baruch College

55 Lexington Avenue (at 24th Street) Room 14-220 (14th floor)

For further information about us, go to http://acrlnysymp09.wordpress.com/posters/

We look forward to your submissions.

 

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ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children)

Discussion ALSC efforts afoot, and how you can help

by Thom Barthelmess on Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 02:05 pm

Greetings ALSC Members:

I want to let you know about two ALSC teams undertaking two important efforts in our Division. The Scope of Attention Task Force is looking at the way we formally define “children.” The Strategic Plan Alignment Board Subcommittee is working on virtual participation in ALSC business.

Greetings ALSC Members:

I want to let you know about two ALSC teams undertaking two important efforts in our Division. The Scope of Attention Task Force is looking at the way we formally define “children.” The Strategic Plan Alignment Board Subcommittee is working on virtual participation in ALSC business.

Each effort is central to the way we interact with our professional association, and each will impact the substance of that interaction. It will be crucial that you join us in these discussions; the very point is to make sure we’re addressing your needs and making a place for your contributions. Each group will introduce some kind of formal mechanism for collecting your thoughts. But I hope you won’t feel you need to wait to share your feelings. I am available (alscthom@gmail.com), your Board is available, the Chairs of the Task Force and the Subcommittee are available. We want to hear from you.

I have some background information for you. In order to keep the issues straightforward and distinct I’m putting it in two separate and additional posts: Scope of Attention Task Force and Strategic Plan Alignment Board Subcommittee.

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Guide to Reference

Discussion Help Guide to Reference Better Understand the Needs of LIS Reference Instructors

by Steven Hofmann (staff) on Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 11:07 am

We are surveying LIS professors who teach reference courses to better understand instruction needs and how Guide to Reference can be used most effectively in LIS programs.

Click here to take our short, six-question, survey.

This survey will remain open through the month of October. Thanks in advance for your participation.

Middle Management Interest Group (LLAMA)

Online Doc Middle Manager Interest Group meeting notes Annual 2009

by Nancy Kress on Sat, Sep 19, 2009 at 11:36 am

LLAMA Middle Management Interest Group

July 11, 2009

10:30 – 12:00

 

1)      Chair Nancy Kress welcomed the group. 11 ALA members attended the session. I attribute the lower attendance to a session held earlier in the morning, “I’m a Leader, I’m a Follower” by LLAMA LOMS Organizational Theory and Practice Committee which was at the McCormick convention center and ended at 10:00 AM, leaving little time to travel to the Hilton.

MODERATOR OPENING REMARKS

LLAMA Middle Management Interest Group

July 11, 2009

10:30 – 12:00

 

1)      Chair Nancy Kress welcomed the group. 11 ALA members attended the session. I attribute the lower attendance to a session held earlier in the morning, “I’m a Leader, I’m a Follower” by LLAMA LOMS Organizational Theory and Practice Committee which was at the McCormick convention center and ended at 10:00 AM, leaving little time to travel to the Hilton.

MODERATOR OPENING REMARKS

How might we act as resources for one another? Benefit I have gotten from this group is contacts with others. How about people buddy up? Take someone’s card and contact them. If someone says something that resonates with you during the discussion, trade cards at the end of the meeting.

2)      Some meeting attendees had been to the LLAMA LOMS session, so I asked them to provide highlights for those who didn’t attend. To build on this theme, I asked the group several questions:

Do you believe the idea that supervisors, managers and leaders are different people?

What is the difference?

How do middle managers see that all three activities are being met in their areas of responsibility?

What is the most important role for middle managers?

Here are highlights and points from the discussion:

  • You can supervise and manage without being a leader; you can be a leader without being a supervisor or manager.
  • What makes you a leader is that you have followers.
  • Leaders have VISION.
  • Middle managers have a wide vision up and down in the organization.
  • Communication gaps often present between upper and middle management.
  • Middle managers are trans-leaders (not sure what this meant).
  • The upper level doesn’t have front line vision. The middle manager acts as an advocate for front line staff.
  • The middle manager can’t use the same language with direct reports as they use with upper management. Middle manager acts as translator and makes the message palatable to both sides.
  • Middle manager has to translate solutions from upper management.
  • Motivation at the upper level often isn’t clear (to middle managers).
  • Concept of being a supervisor, manager, leader is totally different from concept of administrator.
  • Don’t wait for someone to ask you to lead. Don’t expect leadership from the top.
  • Recognize and understand the structure of the organization, the unofficial and the invisible leaders.

 

3)      Following up on the idea that we can act as resources for one another, I asked:

Does anyone have specific issues regarding elements of the three they would like the group to assist with? Here are some of the issues and feedback:

  • The “vision thing” – how do you build a vision, and how do you look for something that’s not there?
  • What happens when the leader says “no.” How do you (as middle manager) keep everyone on course? The middle manager has to be able to say “no” as well.
  • How do you explain budget issues? How can ALL find solutions and not be afraid of the situation?
  • Someone has to be a decider and take on the leadership of the job (and that person is you).
  • The vision keeps changing in light of budget crisis.
  • Make solutions work for yourself first before communicating to staff.
  • Send “we” emails to staff, not “I” emails.

4)      Chair follow up. There was confusion over length of term, which is one year so next ALA Midwinter we will select a new chair. The group would like to see more programming for middle managers, but the attendance at the Interest Group is too varied to put together a program. The chair will contact LLAMA LOMS (Library Organization and Management Section) chair for ideas on how to work with this group to develop programming. At the meeting those attending expressed interest in continuing the interest group.

5)      Addendum to notes 9/18/09: after contacting LLAMA LOMS Executive Committee Chair, N. Kress recommends that current Middle Manager Interest Group chair attend the LLAMA LOMS all-committee meeting to bring middle manager issues to group and promote possible programming ideas.

Submitted by Nancy Kress

 

 

 

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DEFUNCT Young Professionals Working Group

Online Doc Solution Brainstorming

by Kim Leeder Reed on Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 01:48 pm

What changes can ALA make to better serve newer librarians who are
currently uninvolved/uninterested in the Association?

Improving ALA Connect

Discussion Suggestion for ALA connect password retrieval

by Bohyun Kim on Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 04:55 pm

ALA Connect is great.

But I often forget my password. And every time I try to reset password, I get one-time log in and be taken to ALA connect user info page.

However this page doesn't offer an option to change password. So confusion! Where is the seetings link? I look all over.

After a while I realize the banner that says go to ALA.

Then I go to ALA site and after several clicks, retrieve password.

ALA Connect is great.

But I often forget my password. And every time I try to reset password, I get one-time log in and be taken to ALA connect user info page.

However this page doesn't offer an option to change password. So confusion! Where is the seetings link? I look all over.

After a while I realize the banner that says go to ALA.

Then I go to ALA site and after several clicks, retrieve password.

I think this procedure is way too complicated. And I say so because I did this multiple times and I never remember that I have to go to ALA to reset password and always look around in ALA connect for Settings link.

Can this be made simpler?

The easiest solution is to redirect users for ALA connect who lost their pwd to ALA site password retrieval page rather than to ALA connect user info page.

Also when I am logged in ALA connect, ALA site does not recognize that. And vice versa.

This is another headache and it would be great if this can be smoothed out as well.

Thanks!!!

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ALA 2015 Environmental Scan

Discussion The 2009 Horizon Report

by Mary Taylor on Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 05:13 pm

Another resource for our report is The Horizon Report available at

 http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2009-Horizon-Report.pdf

 The is a 30+ page report addressing trends, challenges and emerging technologies.  It is "a collaboration between the New Media Consortium and the Education Learning Initiative.  The New Media Consortium is an international 501(c )3 not-for-profit consortium of more than 280 learning-focused organizations dedicated to the exploration and use of new media and new technologies.

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