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IFRT (Intellectual Freedom Round Table)

Online Doc Apply to be IFRT's next Emerging Leader - application deadline - Aug. 31st.

by Charles Kratz on Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 03:08 pm

The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring an Emerging Leader in the 2018 ALA Emerging Leaders Class.

Members interested in applying to be IFRT's next Emerging Leader can do so online through Aug. 31st. Learn more and access the form: http://www.ala.org/educationcar…/leadership/emergingleaders/

The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring an Emerging Leader in the 2018 ALA Emerging Leaders Class.

Members interested in applying to be IFRT's next Emerging Leader can do so online through Aug. 31st. Learn more and access the form: http://www.ala.org/educationcar…/leadership/emergingleaders/

Please consider applying.  If you have any questions, please contact me at charles.kratz@scranton.edu

Thank you.

Charles Kratz, IFRT Chair

 

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ALCTS

Event ALCTS webinar: Solutions for Copyright Issues in E-Learning

by Julene Jones on Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 02:17 pm

Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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

 

Description: Libraries are spending increasingly large percentages of their budgets on electronic resources. As online education and the use of e-resources dramatically escalate, awareness of copyright issues becomes crucial, not only in the library world but also in the academic community as a whole. Libraries struggle to ensure copyright compliance for all materials used in electronic reserves and learning management systems (LMS). In switching to ProQuest SIPX for managing and sharing digital course materials, Pepperdine predicted savings in both staff time and copyright costs. The presenters will share how Pepperdine integrated SIPX with their LMS (Sakai) to allow them to easily find copyrighted course materials and to make the materials accessible from the Sakai Courses site. Ensuring that library resources and open content are visible through e-reserves translates into helping support the teaching and learning environment and closer library collaborations with IT and faculty.

 

Learning outcomes: Following the webinar, attendees will understand:

* How to deal with copyright management challenges in the era of nearly universal adoption of learning management systems.

* How integrating a tool such as SIPX with a learning management system can make it easier to find copyrighted course materials.

 

Who should attend?

Academic Librarians and librarians struggling with copyright issues in e-learning environments

 

Presenter:

Sally Bryant has been the Head of Access Services at Pepperdine University since 2007 and was Head of Technical Services prior to that. She also is the Library Liaison to Screenwriting and Film Studies and the division of International Studies and Languages, Screenwriting and Film Studies. As an undergraduate, Sally spent a year at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She has a Master’s degree in International Relations from American University and an MLIS from San Jose State University.

 

Gan Ye is currently working at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. Learning from potential new tools to explore scholarly impact has become a new research area for her. Her other major research interests include linked data, different system integration, cloud based systems, link resolvers and metadata management. Gan Ye holds Master degrees from McGill University, Canada and from Nanjing University, China.

 

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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/092017

 

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 Council

Discussion recommended changes to the Conference Code of Conduct

by Martin Garnar on Fri, Aug 4, 2017 at 01:43 pm

Hello Councilors.  I'm sharing this in my role as co-chair of the ALA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Implementation Working Group.  One of the recommendations that was delegated to us from the list of recommendations generated by the Task Force on EDI was to develop a statement related to EDI for conference participants.  After discussion, we felt the best way to approach this was to suggest changes to the existing Code of Conduct for consideration by Conference Services, and we also wanted to share this with Council so that you could comment on these suggested revisions, with the p

Hello Councilors.  I'm sharing this in my role as co-chair of the ALA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Implementation Working Group.  One of the recommendations that was delegated to us from the list of recommendations generated by the Task Force on EDI was to develop a statement related to EDI for conference participants.  After discussion, we felt the best way to approach this was to suggest changes to the existing Code of Conduct for consideration by Conference Services, and we also wanted to share this with Council so that you could comment on these suggested revisions, with the plan to send both our suggested changes and any feedback from Council to Conference Services to be considered at the same time.

Please note that we used the Code of Conduct from the National Diversity in Libraries Conference as a reference for our suggestions, which are largely related to the list of prohibited behaviors.  The revisions are attached to this post as a Word document showing the tracked changes.

We would like to send all materials to Conference Services by the end of August, so please make your comments by August 31st. As we know that Connect will be not fully accessible during the migration to a new platform, you are welcome to send your comments to me if you're unable to comment via Connect, so send them to mgarnar@uccs.edu.

Thanks, and please let me know if you have any questions.

 

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ALCTS

Discussion ALCTS Releases New Monograph on Affordable Course Materials

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Fri, Aug 4, 2017 at 12:11 pm

A College Board survey reports that a student’s average costs of textbooks for a year at a public four-year university is nearly $1,300. Equally worrisome is another study’s finding that two-thirds of students will skip using a textbook because of the cost. By offering and spotlighting affordable course materials, academic libraries can prove their value while helping to create a more equitable learning experience for students.

A College Board survey reports that a student’s average costs of textbooks for a year at a public four-year university is nearly $1,300. Equally worrisome is another study’s finding that two-thirds of students will skip using a textbook because of the cost. By offering and spotlighting affordable course materials, academic libraries can prove their value while helping to create a more equitable learning experience for students. In the new monograph “Affordable Course Materials: Electronic Textbooks and Open Educational Resources,” published by ALA Editions, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) and editor Chris Diaz have gathered a range of experts to describe affordable text initiatives that promise to improve student learning and student retention. Topics covered include:

  • surprising findings on the most expensive courses for textbook requirements;
  • a case study showing how LSU abandoned DDA, established requirements for e-books collections, and boosted usage to 17,000 unique titles accessed;
  • ways to build on existing procedures and relationships of print reserves to develop e-book collections for courses;
  • how to work productively with campus bookstores;
  • analysis of library programs that offered grants to faculty for developing course texts at UCLA, North Carolina State University, and the University of Southern Mississippi;
  • creating a textbook database so faculty can discover potential textbooks the library already has or could purchase in e-book format;
  • measuring textbook usage through COUNTER reports or course reserve systems; and
  • ideas for partnering with campus instructional technology and distance ed units.

Diaz is the digital publishing services librarian at Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois), where he manages the institutional repository and the library’s digital publishing program. He became interested in college textbooks and open educational resources when he was the collections management librarian at National Louis University (Chicago). The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has been a division of the American Library Association since 1957. Its mission is to shape and respond nimbly to all matters related to the selection, identification, acquisition, organization, management, retrieval, and preservation of recorded knowledge through education, publication, and collaboration.

ALA Store purchases fund advocacy, awareness and accreditation programs for library professionals worldwide. ALA Editions publishes resources used worldwide by tens of thousands of library and information professionals to improve programs, build on best practices, develop leadership, and for personal professional development. ALA authors and developers are leaders in their fields, and their content is published in a growing range of print and electronic formats. Contact ALA Editions at (800) 545-2433 ext. 5052 or editionsmarketing@ala.org.

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