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ACRL STS (Science and Technology Section)

Event First Wednesdays on Facebook - Science Information Literacy Discussions

by Elizabeth Berman on Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 10:20 am

Please join us on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 (2PM ET; 1PM CT; 12PM MT; 11AM PT) for the First Wednesday IL Discussion on Facebook. To join the discussion, logon to Facebook and search for "Science Information Literacy Wiki," then go to the SILW page Discussions tab.

If you can't make it on August 5, please feel free to post at your convenience. We also welcome topic suggestions for future First Wednesday discussions.

Please join us on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 (2PM ET; 1PM CT; 12PM MT; 11AM PT) for the First Wednesday IL Discussion on Facebook. To join the discussion, logon to Facebook and search for "Science Information Literacy Wiki," then go to the SILW page Discussions tab.

If you can't make it on August 5, please feel free to post at your convenience. We also welcome topic suggestions for future First Wednesday discussions.

-Elizabeth Berman (eliabeth.berman@uvm.edu) and Roxanne Bogucka (roxanne.bogucka@austin.utexas.edu), STS Information Literacy co-chairs

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LIRT (Library Instruction Round Table)

Event First Wednesdays on Facebook - Science Information Literacy Discussions

by Elizabeth Berman on Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 10:20 am

Please join us on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 (2PM ET; 1PM CT; 12PM MT; 11AM PT) for the First Wednesday IL Discussion on Facebook. To join the discussion, logon to Facebook and search for "Science Information Literacy Wiki," then go to the SILW page Discussions tab.

If you can't make it on August 5, please feel free to post at your convenience. We also welcome topic suggestions for future First Wednesday discussions.

Please join us on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 (2PM ET; 1PM CT; 12PM MT; 11AM PT) for the First Wednesday IL Discussion on Facebook. To join the discussion, logon to Facebook and search for "Science Information Literacy Wiki," then go to the SILW page Discussions tab.

If you can't make it on August 5, please feel free to post at your convenience. We also welcome topic suggestions for future First Wednesday discussions.

-Elizabeth Berman (eliabeth.berman@uvm.edu) and Roxanne Bogucka (roxanne.bogucka@austin.utexas.edu), STS Information Literacy co-chairs

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ACRL STS Information Literacy Committee (Science and Technology Section)

Event First Wednesdays on Facebook - Science Information Literacy Discussions

by Elizabeth Berman on Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 10:20 am

Please join us on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 (2PM ET; 1PM CT; 12PM MT; 11AM PT) for the First Wednesday IL Discussion on Facebook. To join the discussion, logon to Facebook and search for "Science Information Literacy Wiki," then go to the SILW page Discussions tab.

If you can't make it on August 5, please feel free to post at your convenience. We also welcome topic suggestions for future First Wednesday discussions.

Please join us on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 (2PM ET; 1PM CT; 12PM MT; 11AM PT) for the First Wednesday IL Discussion on Facebook. To join the discussion, logon to Facebook and search for "Science Information Literacy Wiki," then go to the SILW page Discussions tab.

If you can't make it on August 5, please feel free to post at your convenience. We also welcome topic suggestions for future First Wednesday discussions.

-Elizabeth Berman (eliabeth.berman@uvm.edu) and Roxanne Bogucka (roxanne.bogucka@austin.utexas.edu), STS Information Literacy co-chairs

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ACRL STS Council (Science and Technology Section)

Event First Wednesdays on Facebook - Science Information Literacy Discussions

by Elizabeth Berman on Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 10:20 am

Please join us on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 (2PM ET; 1PM CT; 12PM MT; 11AM PT) for the First Wednesday IL Discussion on Facebook. To join the discussion, logon to Facebook and search for "Science Information Literacy Wiki," then go to the SILW page Discussions tab.

If you can't make it on August 5, please feel free to post at your convenience. We also welcome topic suggestions for future First Wednesday discussions.

Please join us on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 (2PM ET; 1PM CT; 12PM MT; 11AM PT) for the First Wednesday IL Discussion on Facebook. To join the discussion, logon to Facebook and search for "Science Information Literacy Wiki," then go to the SILW page Discussions tab.

If you can't make it on August 5, please feel free to post at your convenience. We also welcome topic suggestions for future First Wednesday discussions.

-Elizabeth Berman (eliabeth.berman@uvm.edu) and Roxanne Bogucka (roxanne.bogucka@austin.utexas.edu), STS Information Literacy co-chairs

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ALA 2015 Environmental Scan

Discussion IMLS Future of Museums and Libraries

by Charles Wilt on Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 09:43 am

Here is a discussion guide from IMLS called the Future of Museums and Libraries.

 

 

ALA 2015 Environmental Scan

Discussion Demographic and Surveys Group Compiled Resources

by Aimee Strittmatter on Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 09:41 am

Documents used for discussion in Group 1: Demographic and Surveys

* Update on the Status of Librarians, Libraries, and Household Use of Public Libraries.  This report was prepared for the ALA Executive Board by ALA ORS (April 25, 2009)

http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/governance/officers/ebdocuments/2008_2009ebdocuments/ebd12_46_survey-rslts.doc

Documents used for discussion in Group 1: Demographic and Surveys

* Update on the Status of Librarians, Libraries, and Household Use of Public Libraries.  This report was prepared for the ALA Executive Board by ALA ORS (April 25, 2009)

http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/governance/officers/ebdocuments/2008_2009ebdocuments/ebd12_46_survey-rslts.doc

* Alliance for Children & Families trend report, Scanning the Horizon, Web site.  The site is used to supplement the report and houses all types of the trends, issues, drivers, and uncertainties monitored and identified by the Severson National Information Center Librarians and the National Trend Advisory Committee.

Demographic/population trends- http://alliancetrends.org/demographics-population.cfm

Non-profit trends- http://alliancetrends.org/nonprofits.cfm

*Librarian Retirements and ALA Membership Study

http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/governance/officers/ebdocuments/2008_2009ebdocuments/ebd12_58lib_retire.pdf

*Diversity Counts Report

http://www.ala.org/ala/research/librarystaffstats/diversity/index.cfm

* The State of America's Libraries Report 2009 (Harris Poll data on library card registration in public libraries).

http://www.ala.org/ala/newspresscenter/mediapresscenter/presskits/2009stateofamericaslibraries/State%20draft_04.10.09.pdf

* ALA Member Demographic Survey - June 2009 update

http://www.ala.org/ala/research/initiatives/membershipsurveys/alademographics063009.pdf

* ALA Ahead to 2010 Value Proposition Gap Analysis, 2004-2009

Posted as an online document in ALAConnect by ORS Director Denise Davis

*Working Beyond the Retirement Age- U.S. Census Bureau presentation, August 2008.

http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/laborfor/Working-Beyond-Retirement-Age.pdf

 

 

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DEFUNCT Young Professionals Working Group

Online Doc Young Librarians Working Group draft charge

by Xima Avalos on Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 02:02 pm

DRAFT CHARGE:

The Task Force will identify strategies and actions for ALA, its offices, committees, divisions and round tables to be more responsive to the young librarians who will be its members and future leaders with a goal of increasing retention rates.    

The Task Force will develop a recommended plan of action with short, medium and long-term goals for ALA to better meet the needs of young librarians.

To do that the Task Force will:

DRAFT CHARGE:

The Task Force will identify strategies and actions for ALA, its offices, committees, divisions and round tables to be more responsive to the young librarians who will be its members and future leaders with a goal of increasing retention rates.    

The Task Force will develop a recommended plan of action with short, medium and long-term goals for ALA to better meet the needs of young librarians.

To do that the Task Force will:

Investigate what affiliates and other professional associations are doing to integrate young professionals into the profession and association

  • Collect/review data on what young librarians need from ALA
  • Review ALA activities underway that may address the needs of young librarians, such as electronic participation
  • Review how ALA divisions have reorganized to streamline processes; assess if this has resulted in improved involvement and retention of young librarians.

Task Force Composition: The Task Force will include the existing eight members of the Young Turks Working Group, along with several representatives who have experience in divisions and round tables.

The Task Force will present an initial report for the October ALA Executive Board meeting, a mid-project report at Midwinter to the Board and have a final report by Annual Conference, 2010.

The Task Force will identify strategies and actions for ALA, its offices, committees, divisions and round tables to be more responsive to the young librarians who will be its members and future leaders with a goal of increasing retention rates.

WHY "YOUNG"?

The Task Force does not intend to exclude anyone based upon age. All librarians who share our concerns are invited to participate in our group space on ALA Connect, attend our meetings, and contribute to the larger conversation about making ALA more responsive and welcoming.

In early discussions, we talked about whether or not this group should focus on the needs of the 'new' library staff, or the even smaller subset of 'young' library staff.  In the end, we decided on 'young' for a couple of reasons:

  • Improving the organization's responsiveness to one group will improve its responsiveness to all groups, resulting in a better organization for everyone.
  • 'Young' will help us identify needs specific to people who are first-career library staff who have little experience as workers in general, library-related or not.

That being said, the library profession is huge and varied, and there will never be an ALA committee or association that will work for everyone. This committee is doing work that primarily focuses on one subset of librarians, but the suggestions we make will be made with the improvement of all of ALA in mind.

OFFICIAL MEMBERS

  • Liz Bishoff (co-chair)
  • Karen Downing (co-chair)
  • Xima Avalos
  • Brett Bonfield
  • Emily Ford
  • Eric Frierson
  • Kim Leeder
  • Alexandra Rivera

UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS

Everyone else!

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