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Event ALCTS webinar: The ASERL Collaborative Federal Depository Program

by Julene Jones on Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 06:54 pm

Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

 

Description:    

Presenters are representatives from the three initial Centers of Excellence libraries for the Collaborative Federal Depository Program and will provide a general overview of the program while discussing some of the benefits, challenges and outcomes of developing a COE collection.

 

Learning outcomes:

  • Provide an overview of the CFDP Model and how it works within the legal mandate of the Federal Depository Library Program to manage large collections of legacy print publications.

  • Demonstrate how Centers of Excellence libraries make determinations on retrospective collecting of government publications.

  • Discuss space allocation and storage of government publications.

 

Who should attend? Government Documents Coordinators, Collection Managers

 

Presenters:

Sandra McAninch, Regional Depository Librarian, University of Kentucky Libraries

Judith Russell, Dean of University Libraries, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida

Bill Sudduth, Head, Government Information and Maps, Thomas Cooper Library, University of South Carolina

 

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Registration Fees:  ALCTS Member $43 ; Non-member $59 ; Group rate $129 ; International $43   

 

For additional information and access to registration links, please go to the following website:

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/091317  

 

ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

 

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Megan Dougherty, ALCTS Continuing Education Assistant at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or alctsce@ala.org.

 

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ALA Conference Committee

Discussion Committee Meeting at 2017 Annual Conference

by Clara Bohrer on Sat, Jun 17, 2017 at 10:17 am

Greetings,

The Conference Committee and the Conference Program Coordinating Team will be meeting jointly at annual conference on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at McCormick Place, W186b. The agenda for the meeting is outlined below. I have attached relevant documents.

See you at conference, 

Clara Bohrer, Conference Committee Chair

Agenda 

1.     Welcome, Introductions

2.     Conference Updates  (Ghikas)

Greetings,

The Conference Committee and the Conference Program Coordinating Team will be meeting jointly at annual conference on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at McCormick Place, W186b. The agenda for the meeting is outlined below. I have attached relevant documents.

See you at conference, 

Clara Bohrer, Conference Committee Chair

Agenda 

1.     Welcome, Introductions

2.     Conference Updates  (Ghikas)

a.  Annual 2017

b.  Midwinter 2018

3.     Conference Accessibility Task Force Final Report/Recommendations  (Bohrer)

4.     Annual Conference 2018 update and next steps

a.  Program submission process update  (Bohrer/Ghikas)

b.  Jury formation update  (Bohrer)

c.   Conference scheduling Issues and work update (M. Ghikas)

                    i.     Sequence—programs, discussion groups, meetings

                    ii.     Issues arising

                    iii.     Schedule        

d.   Evaluation (discussion) 

                    i.     Individual sessions (use of conference app to get feedback, what feedback?)

                    ii.     Data for individual sessions/meetings (attendance, eval feedback, what else?)

                    iii.     Overall conference

5.     Organizational Update  (Bohrer/Ghikas)

a.     Conference Committee (standing) composition and focus

b.     CPCT composition and focus

6.     Midwinter 2019 (Ghikas)

7.     Other

8.     Adjournment

 

Documents Attached:

  • Agenda #3

o   Conference Accessibility Guidelines

o   Task Force Recommendations (draft)

  • Agenda #4a

o   Program Submission Website Information

o   Program Submission Numbers to Date (will be available at meeting)

 

  • Agenda #4b

o   Conference ReModel FAQ (background info)

o   Program Proposal Review Guidelines (background info)

  • Agenda #4c

o   2018 Conference Skeleton Schedule

  • Agenda #5a & b

o   Current Conference Committee Roster

o   Current Conference Program Coordinating Team Roster

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ACRL EBSS Electronic Resources in Communication Studies Committee

Event EBSS Electronic Resources in Communication Studies (ERCS) -- Invitation to the Virtual Meeting: August 14th

by Catherine Michael on Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 12:27 pm

Topic: EBSS Electronic Resources in Communication Studies Meeting
Time: Aug 14, 2017 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
 
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://ithaca.zoom.us/j/294288403
Note: this meeting will be recorded

Topic: EBSS Electronic Resources in Communication Studies Meeting
Time: Aug 14, 2017 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
 
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://ithaca.zoom.us/j/294288403
Note: this meeting will be recorded

  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Library Resources for Communication Studies (LRCS) LibGuide:  update on assignments, methods and goals:
    1. Guides Checklist: December 2016 is latest update (http://connect.ala.org/node/254049). Cathy and Heidi will work with Publications Committee to bring our checklist into alignment with theirs which is based on our August 2016 version.
    2. Status report for subject areas assigned in 2016-17, assignment of subject areas for 2017-18. *These pages need new editors because their creators are no longer on the committee. It’s possible that Damecia’s pages will also need new editors assigned.

Film Studies

Erica

Health Communication

Erica

Intercultural Communication*

Carol, Alan (Draft completed)

Journalism*

Sharon (Draft completed)

Media Diversity & Race

Damecia, Cathy (Draft completed)

Media Ethics

Damecia, Heidi (Draft completed)

Media/Communication Law

Cathy (Draft completed)

Media Ratings, Data and Statistics*

Van Houlson (Draft completed)

New Media/Cyberculture

Damecia, Heidi (No work done; integrate in other subjects or rename? See item c below)

Photojournalism

Heidi

Political Communication

Heidi

Speech Communication*

Carol, Alan (Draft completed)

Women & Media

Damecia, Cathy? (Incomplete)

    1. New media / cyberculture page.  Discuss and decide whether to rename or integrate into other guides.  

                  i.  Video games, social reality, network --- pieces we can include in other pages, e.g.     interpersonal communication?

                  ii.     One renaming possibility:  Computer-mediated communications. (define?  Email, chat, social networking, com in VR)

    1. Dated or Duplicated Assets:  email the committee before deleting? Or use personal judgment?
    2. Database description.  Copy text from vendor. OK to include multiple database versions (historical and current indexing)?  Could refer to alternate versions in the description….
    3. Standardization for naming boxes? Encourage:  content description rather than format. Ex. Film studies websites:  make awards, actors, films, etc. Standard box names: Journals, Subjects, etc.  -- these have been carried over from the wiki.  Subject Headings as a box name?  Subjects and Keywords.  Link out to LC Headings.
    4. Deadline for publication?
  1. LONG TERM / BIG PICTURE COMMITTEE GOALS
    1. Collaboration with the CMC Committee:  assist with reviewing subject pages of LRCS. Offer to review their J-standards / Framework.
    2. EBSS: recommend the section create a separate free-standing vendor relations committee.
    3. Change the ERCS Committee Charge?  Removing vendor relations (for discussion);
    4. Change the ERCS Committee Name? (Suggested by previous member Sharon Black)
  2. Other business

 

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ALCTS Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group

Online Doc Report on ALCTS Creative Ideas in Technical Services Discussion Group Program at ALA Annual 2017

by Whitney Buccicone on Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 11:26 am

On Sunday, June 25th, 2017, ALCTS Creative Ideas in Technical Services Discussion Group held a successful program with 46 attendees. We had nine unique topics with individual facilitators and asked each to list three main takeaways from their discussion.

On Sunday, June 25th, 2017, ALCTS Creative Ideas in Technical Services Discussion Group held a successful program with 46 attendees. We had nine unique topics with individual facilitators and asked each to list three main takeaways from their discussion.

Ivey Glendon (University of Virginia Library) presented Archivists and metadata librarians, library reorganization, and new understandings for archival description and discovery. This topic focused on the University of Virginia Library and its organizational restructuring which resulted in greater integration among special collections and non-special collections technical services staff. The conversation presented the following conclusions: define common vocabulary; provide training to be on the same page; and innovate different ways to offer your services in a way to let people say “yes”.

Sarah Hovde (Folger Shakespeare Library) discussed Cataloging & metadata outreach and expanded on how new challenges for cataloging and metadata professionals also offer interesting opportunities for collaboration and relationship building across a library community. From the discussion, the participants concluded that libraries could: tie outreach to existing programs (e.g. data management, statistics); encourage people to report errors - buy-in for database maintenance; and overcome barrier of isolation and physical space - assist other departments, use social media, and physically go to where other librarians are.

Dejah Rubel (Ferris State University) lead the discussion on the Changing nature of paraprofessional labor in Technical Services. This topic focused on how “technical services is changing very rapidly and tasks that were once the sole purview of professionals, such as complex copy cataloging or batch metadata editing, are now being assigned to para-professionals.” The discussion centered on: paraprofessionals are doing more without equal compensation; lines are blurring at many places between who does what; and skill levels and self-motivation are problematic and vary.

Nastia Guimaraes (University of Notre Dame) guided the topic of Application of project management in Technical Services, which focused on how “very few librarians have official project management (PM) training or have time to learn techniques used in the PM discipline” as well as collaborations across departments and workflows to successfully complete projects in a timely manner. The primary takeaways from this discussion were: communication is critical; how to measure the completion and success of  the project; and create a separate project management list of responsibilities so they know what’s expected (project charter, communication, retrospective meetings, etc).

The topic of Consortial Technical Services was lead by Christine Dulaney (American University Library) and focused on collaboration amongst consortial libraries which can take many forms. The focused takeaways were: consortia add a level of complexity that needs acknowledgement; cataloging staff must be comfortable with letting go of control of data because consortial models could be decentralized and effects data sharing; and that there are more questions than answers.

Data-oriented technical services in academic libraries discussion was facilitated by Haiqing Lin (C.V. Starr East Asian Library University of California Berkeley) and Karen Yu (University of Chicago Library). The conversation focused on the response to the growing field of data-driven scholarship and how academic libraries have begun to develop data collection and provide data-related services to researchers. Their takeaways were: data-oriented technical services will be the future; identity management is very important and necessary, and it is happening now; and librarians should work closer with researchers to provide the best research data services.

Unfortunately, no participants joined three table and those topics were not discussed

 

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Call for Essays: Shades of Prejudice: Asian American Women on Colorism in America

by Twanna Hodge on Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 09:20 am

The final deadline is OCTOBER 31st.
NYU Press 
Edited by Nikki Khanna
Forthcoming 2018
                              
DEADLINE: Manuscripts will be accepted on a rolling basis, though the final
deadline is OCTOBER 31st.

The final deadline is OCTOBER 31st.
NYU Press 
Edited by Nikki Khanna
Forthcoming 2018
                              
DEADLINE: Manuscripts will be accepted on a rolling basis, though the final
deadline is OCTOBER 31st.

I am pleased to announce an open submission call for my forthcoming anthology,
SHADES OF PREJUDICE, a collection of essays written by Asian American women
about their personal experiences with colorism.

Colorism is the practice of discrimination whereby light skin is privileged over dark, and
is a global issue affecting racial groups worldwide. Colorism exists is just about every
part of Asia and affects Asian diasporas, including most Asian American communities –
including those descended from Southeast Asia (e.g., India, Pakistan, Cambodia,
Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, and Indonesia), but also those from Japan,
China, and other parts of Eastern Asia.

I am looking for Asian American women (including multiracial American women with
Asian ancestry) to share their personal experiences with colorism – how has your skin
shade (and other “racialized” physical features like eye color, eye shape, and other
facial features) influenced your life?

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

   Submissions should be sent to: nkhanna@uvm.edu (in the subject heading, please
    type in all-caps: SHADES OF PREJUDICE SUBMISSION)
   Please send your personal narrative as a Word document and label your document:
    “LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME.doc.”
   Essays should be approximately 1,000-2,500 words, double-spaced, and Times
    New Roman font.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Nikki Khanna is an associate professor of Sociology at the University of Vermont and
has written extensively on issues regarding race. You can read more about the author
here: www.nikkikhanna.com and
http://www.uvm.edu/sociology/faculty/faculty_bios/Khanna/.

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ACRL Leadership Discussion Group

Discussion Upcoming Webinar for ACRL Leadership DG: "Leading and Managing Strategy for a Visible Difference" on 9/11 at 9 AM PST

by Raymond Pun on Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 05:59 pm

Save the date!
 
The Leadership DG has a webinar scheduled on September 11, Monday at 9 AM PST/ 11 AM CST/ 12 PM EST led Mary Lee Kennedy from The Kennedy Group.
 
Her talk is titled "Leading and Managing Strategy for a Visible Difference." The free webinar will be recorded and will last an hour. Please feel free to share with others too. 
 

Save the date!
 
The Leadership DG has a webinar scheduled on September 11, Monday at 9 AM PST/ 11 AM CST/ 12 PM EST led Mary Lee Kennedy from The Kennedy Group.
 
Her talk is titled "Leading and Managing Strategy for a Visible Difference." The free webinar will be recorded and will last an hour. Please feel free to share with others too. 
 
Bio: Mary Lee Kennedy partners with organizations to build strong communities that take full advantage of the information landscape. She was director of Knowledge Networks at Microsoft, Senior Associate Provost at Harvard, and most recently, Chief Library Officer at the New York Public Library.

Event Login Page: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/eecvx6pgenrh/event/login.html

Event Registration Page: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/eecvx6pgenrh/event/registration.html

Recorded Webinar Link: (To be added)

Thanks,
Ray
Convener for ACRL Leadership DG 2017-2018

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ACRL International Perspectives on Academic and Research Libraries Discussion Group

Discussion Summer Webinar: Library/Information Sciences (LIS) Research Experiences in Central Asia

by Raymond Pun on Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 05:51 pm

Webinar Title: Library/Information Sciences Research Experiences in Central Asia
 
Date/Time: August 7, Monday at 9 am PST / 11 am CST / 12 pm EST
 
Recorded Link: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/pda3bzk3o4hj/
 

Webinar Title: Library/Information Sciences Research Experiences in Central Asia
 
Date/Time: August 7, Monday at 9 am PST / 11 am CST / 12 pm EST
 
Recorded Link: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/pda3bzk3o4hj/
 
Summary: This webinar will cover experiences from academic librarians who have spent time working/conducting LIS research in Central Asia. From Kazakhstan to Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia is a growing region with vast opportunities for research engagement. Learn more about the speakers' research experiences and interests in the region!
 
Speakers:
Celia Emmelhainz, Anthropology and Qualitative Research Librarian at UC Berkeley
 

Anita Walz, Open Education, Copyright & Scholarly Communication Librarian at Virginia Tech served as a Fulbright Specialist Fellow at American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in April 2017. In this brief presentation she will discuss the Fulbright Specialist program, her approach to serving as a specialist/consultant on open education and open educational resources, observations about libraries in newly democratic post-soviet Kyrgyzstan. She will also discuss the goals of a collaborative research project undertaken with Director of the University Library at the American University of Central Asia. 
 
Dr. Jyldyz Bekbalaeva is the Director of Library, University of Central Asia.
 

Thanks,
Ray & Meggan
ACRL International Perspectives Co-Conveners 2017-2018

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Psychology Librarian, James Madison University

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 04:24 pm

Psychology Librarian Advertisement 

Apply for this position using JobLink.

Go directly to the advertisement with this url address: http://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/1710

 

General Information

Psychology Librarian Advertisement 

Apply for this position using JobLink.

Go directly to the advertisement with this url address: http://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/1710

 

General Information

James Madison University (JMU) Libraries and Educational Technologies (LET) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Psychology Librarian. This position will work in the Research and Education Services department and will join the liaison team serving JMU’s College of Health and Behavioral Studies.

LET is established as a campus leader in information literacy instruction, research support, curricular and special collections and educational technology integration. This position joins an organization that is dedicated to building on these strengths while supporting a collaborative and innovative culture. Liaison librarians at JMU work together in a team-oriented structure to serve their communities. Teams evaluate collections, collaborate on instruction and deliver research, teaching and learning support.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Tenure-track faculty positions have excellent benefits including 24 days of vacation and a choice of retirement plans. Review of applications will begin on September 4, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. References will be requested at the interview stage.

JMU Libraries endorses the ACRL Standards for Faculty Status for Academic Libraries. Faculty status requires potential to meet standards for tenure and promotion.

LET is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. LET’s goal is for our employees to contribute to the rich mix of backgrounds, life experiences, cultures, perspectives and world views that is found within our university community.

Duties and Responsibilities

- Support research and information literacy by serving as a subject-specialist liaison to faculty, students, staff and academic departments.
- Provide a broad range of liaison services including outreach, information literacy instruction, scholarly communication support and holistic collection management.
- Provide information services and facilitate connections across campus that promote student success and support faculty research, including general and specialized reference services, consultation services and innovative information delivery services.
- Contribute to the publication and presentation of relevant research at the national, state, university or departmental level.
- Demonstrate leadership and professional contributions in relevant service activities at the national, state, university or departmental level.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
- A master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution, or international equivalent.
- Demonstrated commitment to support and contribute to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.
- Effective communication and collaboration skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Undergraduate or graduate degree in a health science, behavioral science, or social science discipline.
- Demonstrated knowledge of trends in health, behavioral, or social science librarianship.
- Teaching experience or familiarity with instruction planning, including online tutorials and library research guides.
- Familiarity with collections practice and methods.
- An understanding of open access publishing and research data management.

Criminal Background Check

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

 

EEO Statement

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

Reasonable Accommodation Request

If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance searching or applying for jobs please contact us at (540) 568-3597 or jobs@jmu.edu. You may also visit the JMU Human Resource Office, located at 752 Ott Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 and we will be happy to assist you.

 

 

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