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AASL (The American Association of School Librarians)

Discussion Netflix Subscriptions

by Fay Stump on Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 02:08 pm

Our school library media center is considering a subscription to Netflix.  After contacting Netflix, I learned that they would provide library institutions an account.  I'd like to know if any other schools have a Netflix account and what procedures do you follow to ensure that films obtained through Netflix and used in school adhere to copyright laws and educational use guidelines.  Our budget is limited and rather than purchasing DVD's that may be used only one time by a teacher, this seems like a cost efficient alternative, but we want to do it right.

Our school library media center is considering a subscription to Netflix.  After contacting Netflix, I learned that they would provide library institutions an account.  I'd like to know if any other schools have a Netflix account and what procedures do you follow to ensure that films obtained through Netflix and used in school adhere to copyright laws and educational use guidelines.  Our budget is limited and rather than purchasing DVD's that may be used only one time by a teacher, this seems like a cost efficient alternative, but we want to do it right.  Please share ideas and issues to consider.

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Union Library Workers

Discussion Nyack Library workers vote to unionize

by Kathleen McCook on Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 07:00 am

 

Nyack Library workers have voted  for a union, making it among the small handful of Rockland County libraries where employees are covered by unions.

 

Nyack Library workers have voted  for a union, making it among the small handful of Rockland County libraries where employees are covered by unions.

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During a secret ballot election overseen by the National Labor Relations Board, staffers voted 33 to 7 in favor of establishing a union and affiliating with the New York State United Teachers, a statewide labor union made up of more than a half million healthcare, education and human service workers.

UNION LIBRARY WORKERS report: http://unionlibraryworkers.blogspot.com/2017/07/library-workers-vote-to-join-teachers.html

 

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Union Library Workers

Discussion Nyack Library workers vote to unionize

by Kathleen McCook on Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 06:59 am

 

Nyack Library workers have voted  for a union, making it among the small handful of Rockland County libraries where employees are covered by unions.

 

Nyack Library workers have voted  for a union, making it among the small handful of Rockland County libraries where employees are covered by unions.

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During a secret ballot election overseen by the National Labor Relations Board, staffers voted 33 to 7 in favor of establishing a union and affiliating with the New York State United Teachers, a statewide labor union made up of more than a half million healthcare, education and human service workers.

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UNION LIBRARY WORKERS report: http://unionlibraryworkers.blogspot.com/2017/07/library-workers-vote-to-join-teachers.html

 

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RUSA Board of Directors

Poll Do you approve the minutes of the Wednesday, July 26 RUSA Board meeting?

by Alesia McManus on Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 02:13 pm
Yes
92% (12 votes)
No
0% (0 votes)
Abstain
8% (1 vote)
Total votes: 13
ALCTS

Discussion Sudden Selector's Guide Series Editorial Board Opening

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 12:24 pm

Are you interested in taking on an important role within ALCTS?  Consider applying to be a part of the Sudden Selector's Guide series editorial board. Applications to fill two positions on the board will be accepted through August 11. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity!  

Are you interested in taking on an important role within ALCTS?  Consider applying to be a part of the Sudden Selector's Guide series editorial board. Applications to fill two positions on the board will be accepted through August 11. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity!  

The ALCTS Collection Management Section Publications Committee seeks two individuals to join Helene Williams and Mary Feeney on the editorial board of the Sudden Selector's Guide series. Editors appointed this year will serve for either a two- or three-year term in order to establish staggered appointment terms. 

Applications are due by August 11.

Editors of the Sudden Selector's Guide series report to the CMS Publications Committee. The primary responsibility of the editors is to work with authors contributing to the Sudden Selector's Guide series, from the proposal to finished manuscript stages.

Specific tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Work with authors at all stages of process to: 
    • Develop proposals that meet ALCTS and CMS guidelines for manuscripts
    • Provide feedback on and manage timeline for manuscript writing
    • Provide developmental editing
  • Seek and manage inside (CMS Publications Committee) readers
  • Seek and manage outside readers
  • Coordinate activities with other editors and ALCTS Publishing
  • Work with ALCTS Publishing on final manuscript editing and galley proof process
  • Recruit potential authors for subjects agreed upon by CMS Publications Committee
  • Meet virtually with other editors regularly (currently monthly)
  • Attend virtual CMS Publications Midwinter meeting
  • Coordinate with co-editors to ensure attendance, on a rotating basis, at the CMS Publications Committee at ALA Annual
  • Provide update reports for Midwinter and Annual meetings
  • Contribute productively to discussions of future directions and needs of the Sudden Selector's Guide series

Term of appointment is for three years and is renewable once. Until staggered appointment terms are established, initial appointment may be for fewer than three years. ALCTS provides a stipend of $1800 to support conference attendance in the third year of appointment.

Editors are ex-officio members of the CMS Publications Committee.

Required qualifications:

  • Current ALCTS-CMS member (Applications will be accepted from non-members, but appointment is contingent upon joining.)
  • Experience editing manuscripts for publication
  • In-depth selecting and collection management experience
  • Proven project management skills and a strong commitment to producing timely, quality publications
  • Track record of professional publication
  • Ability to work in collaboration with co-editors, CMS Publications Committee members, and ALCTS Publications
  • Active in professional organizations, either library or discipline-related

To apply, send a cover letter detailing your interest in serving as an editor for the Sudden Selector's Guide series and your previous editing experience, your CV, and the names and contact information of two or more references who are familiar with your work as an editor and selector/collection manager to:

Valentine Muyumba and Jennifer Bazeley, Co-Chairs, ALCTS-CMS Publications Committee, Valentine.Muyumba@indstate.edu and bazelejw@miamioh.edu 

Please combine all application documents into a single PDF file and format your subject line as SSG Editor Application/your last name.

Questions about the application process may be directed to Valentine Muyumba and Jennifer Bazeley (Valentine.Muyumba@indstate.edu and bazelejw@miamioh.edu). Questions about the series should be sent to Helene Williams (helenew@uw.edu). 

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Residency Interest Group (ACRL)

Event Attend our virtual meeting!

by Kaitlin Springmier on Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 11:52 am

Name: ACRL Residency Interest Group Meeting

Date and time: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 1:00pm CST

Duration: 1:00 hour

URL: https://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?MTID=e396327ddb1fce1085258e03dbdebd273

 

Name: ACRL Residency Interest Group Meeting

Date and time: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 1:00pm CST

Duration: 1:00 hour

URL: https://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?MTID=e396327ddb1fce1085258e03dbdebd273

 

Optional: Audio conference:       

US TOLL

+1-415-655-0001

Access code: 660 759 734

If you have never attended WebEx Event before:

https://help.webex.com/docs/DOC-4748#topic_64BA012D0518B56E2133BD10CC0A8A7E

Agenda: 

  1. Introductions

  1. What is RIG?

  1. Convener Updates

    1. Diversity Alliance  Task Force 
    2. Updated RIG Mission
    3. RIG Resources LibGuide 
  1. Team Leaders Report

    1. Web Team 
    2. Program & Proposals Team 
    3. New Members & Mentorship Team 
  1. Becoming Involved

  1. Open Forum Discussion: What can RIG do for you?

 

 

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RUSA RSS Services for Job Seeking Patrons

Online Doc 2017-2018 Goals

by Rachel Minkin on Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 10:19 am

Good morning, colleagues!

Sounds like we're all game to have two goals this year:

1. Put on a webinar around helping our job-seeking patrons. (That call will come out in the Fall.)

2. Work on outreach measure to encourage/ invite new members to our committee.

Good morning, colleagues!

Sounds like we're all game to have two goals this year:

1. Put on a webinar around helping our job-seeking patrons. (That call will come out in the Fall.)

2. Work on outreach measure to encourage/ invite new members to our committee.

In past years, we've done discussion groups at MidWinter. Although well attended, they've never garnered us more committee members. Furthermore, many of us won't be able to attend MidWinter, instead using our funds to travel to Annual. Based on the last RSS board call, we've learned that the chances of getting a slot for a program are slim but that webinars are strongly encouraged! In turn, we're hopeful that a webinar may allow MORE people to interact with our committee and may be a further way to engage new members.

Submitted respectfully by,

Rachel

 

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