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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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Library Education in the 21st Century

Discussion Mindspot Video

by Michael Stephens on Sun, May 3, 2009 at 06:33 pm

http://tametheweb.com/2009/04/30/mindkeepersmindspottersyoung-people/

I’m knocked out by this model of service and engagement with young people. My brain is also reeling pondering the implications of Mindkeepers and Mindspotters as library employees - another reason to scan the horizon for trends impacting our profession and changing our jobs. This makes me hope the libraries that have treated their teen users as second class citizens take notice. There is much promise and potential here. 

 How do we keep up with these type of changes in our curriculum, learning objectives and coursework? 

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Cataloging Rules

Discussion Article: Cataloging free e-resources: is it worth the investment?

by Jeffrey Beall (non-member) on Sun, May 3, 2009 at 02:33 pm

Brown, Christopher C., and Meagher, Elizabeth S. (2008). Cataloging free e-resources: is it worth the investment? Interlending and Document Supply, 36 (3), 135-141.

DOI: 10.1108/02641610810897845

Abstract:

Purpose – This paper seeks to demonstrate the value of adding links to freely available web content to the library catalog (OPAC). This aims to answer the research question: “Is there value to cataloging freely available Internet resources in the OPAC?”

Brown, Christopher C., and Meagher, Elizabeth S. (2008). Cataloging free e-resources: is it worth the investment? Interlending and Document Supply, 36 (3), 135-141.

DOI: 10.1108/02641610810897845

Abstract:

Purpose – This paper seeks to demonstrate the value of adding links to freely available web content to the library catalog (OPAC). This aims to answer the research question: “Is there value to cataloging freely available Internet resources in the OPAC?”

Design/methodology/approach – Using a URL redirection system for tracking user access to freely available web publications, three years of click-through use statistics were gathered by placing redirect URLs in the 856 field, tabulating the use data by project category, and redirecting the user to the desired resource.

Findings – Usage statistics over three years show that cataloging free resources is well worth the effort.

Originality/value – This is the first study to track use of free resources by click-throughs to the OPAC.

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GLBTRT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Round Table)

Event GLBT-RT: Tour of the Center on Halstead

by David Vess on Sat, May 2, 2009 at 01:12 pm

The Center on Halsted has kindly invited the GLBT-RT and other ALA Annual participants to visit the Center on Saturday, 11 July, 8pm to 10pm.  Tours of the facility will be given.  This event will happen just after the GLBT-RT Social which will be held in walking distance from the Center.

The GLBT-RT Social will be held, Saturday, 11 July, 6-7:30 pm, Location TBA.

Center on Halsted, 3656 North Halsted, Chicago, IL 60613
http://www.centeronhalsted.org/

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The Center on Halsted has kindly invited the GLBT-RT and other ALA Annual participants to visit the Center on Saturday, 11 July, 8pm to 10pm.  Tours of the facility will be given.  This event will happen just after the GLBT-RT Social which will be held in walking distance from the Center.

The GLBT-RT Social will be held, Saturday, 11 July, 6-7:30 pm, Location TBA.

Center on Halsted, 3656 North Halsted, Chicago, IL 60613
http://www.centeronhalsted.org/

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The Center on Halstead Overview
from: http://www.centeronhalsted.org/about.html

Chicago has long been the center of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in the greater Midwest, and in 2001 a dedicated group of community leaders came together and shared a vision to create a united front and a focal point for this burgeoning community.

Through their vision and dedication, Center on Halsted became a reality in 2007, bringing a wide array of LGBT organizations and resources in the city together to collaborate, share resources and extend their reach. As the most comprehensive LGBT community center in the Midwest, our mission is simple: In a safe and nurturing environment, the Center on Halsted serves as a catalyst for the LGBT community that links and provides community resources and enriches life experiences.  

Center on Halsted has become an exciting and highly visible symbol for the LGBT community of Chicago, serving diverse social, recreational, cultural, and social service needs of youth and adults in a safe, inviting and nurturing environment.  It has office and meeting space for community organizations, drop-in space for youth and for older adults, gallery space, cultural programming and recreational space including basketball and volleyball courts along with parking, ground level retail and a rooftop memorial garden.

The Center offers support networks and programming to meet the cultural, emotional, social, educational and recreational needs of the LGBT community and friends. Current services include support groups for youth and seniors, mental health services, an info line for LGBT individuals and a hotline for HIV and STD concerns, prevention, treatment, and advocacy related to domestic violence, community technology center providing internet access and technology training and a range of life-enrichment programs.

The Center on Halsted also houses a number of organizations serving Chicago's LGBT community. Currently, numerous cultural, recreational and advocacy organizations that serve the LGBT community are Resident Community Partners at the Center, which acts as an incubator providing operational support and room for collaboration to the diverse community of nonprofit organizations that may otherwise find it difficult to interact.

The Center’s vision is to reflect “An LGBT journey…celebrating, affirming and discovering possibilities.” Join us on this journey.

 

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ALCTS

Event ALCTS Webinar--- Generating Campus Buy-In for Your IR

by Christine McConnell (non-member) on Fri, May 1, 2009 at 02:35 pm

Generating Campus Buy-In for Your IR

Presented by Marisa Ramirez and Michael D. Miller, California Polytechnic State University
Wednesday, June 10 at 2pm Eastern (11am Pacific; noon Mountain; 1pm Central)

Generating Campus Buy-In for Your IR

Presented by Marisa Ramirez and Michael D. Miller, California Polytechnic State University
Wednesday, June 10 at 2pm Eastern (11am Pacific; noon Mountain; 1pm Central)

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How do you convey the value of an institutional repository to campus leaders, faculty, and other key campus groups?

This webinar will present:

  • strategies for marketing your IR to campus
  • ways to demonstrate return on investment
  • perspectives from management and library administration 
  • making the IR a vital component of the scholarly and research community

 

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ALCTS

Event ALCTS Webinar--- Beyond the Institutional Repository: Campus Research Distribution Strategies

by Christine McConnell (non-member) on Fri, May 1, 2009 at 02:34 pm

Beyond the Institutional Repository: Campus Research Distribution Strategies

Presented by Marilyn Moody, Boise State University
Wednesday, May 6 at 2pm Eastern (11am Pacific; noon Mountain; 1pm Central)

Register Now

Beyond the Institutional Repository: Campus Research Distribution Strategies

Presented by Marilyn Moody, Boise State University
Wednesday, May 6 at 2pm Eastern (11am Pacific; noon Mountain; 1pm Central)

Register Now

Should universities and libraries develop policies and strategies for distributing university research and scholarship?

This question sparks a lot of interest among provosts and other university administrators.

Institutional repositories provide infrastructure, but raise more questions about:

  • scholarly communication
  • copyright
  • campus publishing policies and strategies
  • faculty copyright and intellectual property
  • electronic theses and dissertations
  • open access publishing

Using Boise State University as a case study, this webinar provides:

  • a framework for thinking about research distribution policies and strategies
  • strategies for selling the institutional repository concept
  • ways to work with administrators and campus staff
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