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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

by Jeremy Myntti on Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 10:17 am

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

Session 1: May 7 - June 1, 2018

This four-week online course addresses the basic components of collection development and management (CDM) in libraries. Complete definition of collection development and collection management:

  • Collections policies and budgets as part of library planning

  • Collection development (selecting for and building collections)

  • Collection management (evaluating and making decisions about existing collections, including decisions about withdrawal, transfer, preservation)

  • Collection analysis—why and how to do it

  • Outreach, liaison, and marketing

  • Trends and some suggestions about the future for collection development and management

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the range of CDM responsibilities and the required skills and competencies

  • List the elements in a collection development policy

  • Write a collection development policy

  • Explain the importance of collection analysis

  • Perform one or more types of analysis

  • Explain outreach and liaison responsibilities and be able to develop a plan to increase your activities in these areas

Who Should Attend:  

This is a fundamentals course that will appeal to anyone interested in the topic with no previous experience.

Instructors

  • Brian Quinn, Coordinator of Collection Development, Texas Tech University

  • Jennifer Arnold, Director of Library Services, Central Piedmont Community College

  • Ginger Williams, Head Acquisitions Librarian, Texas State University

  • Alexandria Arnold, Executive Director, Bernardsville (NJ) Public Library

  • Alison Armstrong, Collection Management Librarian, Radford University

Registration Fees:  $109 ALCTS Member and  $139 Non-member

The Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management is generously sponsored byMidwest Tape.

For additional details, registration links, and contact information see: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/fcdm/ol_templ

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 web courses, contact Megan Dougherty, ALCTS Continuing Education Program Officer at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or alctsce@ala.org.

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ACRL DLS Executive Committee (Distance Learning Section)

Online Doc 2017-2018 DLS Exective Board Meeting Agenda 6 April, 2018

by Cheryl Blevens on Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 09:06 am

2017-2018 DLS EXEC BOARD AGENDA

April 5, 2018

1:30-3:00 pm, EST.

Present:

1)     Call to order.

2)     Corrections/Additions to the Agenda.

3)     Approval of minutes: 6 March, 2018 (Michael Courtney) http://connect.ala.org/files/2018.03.07%20DLS%20Exec%20Board%20Meeting%20Minutes.docx

4)     Chair’s remarks.

2017-2018 DLS EXEC BOARD AGENDA

April 5, 2018

1:30-3:00 pm, EST.

Present:

1)     Call to order.

2)     Corrections/Additions to the Agenda.

3)     Approval of minutes: 6 March, 2018 (Michael Courtney) http://connect.ala.org/files/2018.03.07%20DLS%20Exec%20Board%20Meeting%20Minutes.docx

4)     Chair’s remarks.

(a)   Megan Griffin: DLS’s yearly subscription to Survey Monkey (covering 3.16.2018 to 3.15.2019 in the amount of $336) was debited to the DLS basic services budget on 3.16.2018.

(b)   Congratulations to Sarah J. Hammill, Business & Online Learning Librarian at Florida International University for being named ACRL DLS Member of the Month!

5)     Action Items.

a)     Approve funding for Distance Library Services Conference Reception (Heathcock & Joy)

6)     Committee Reports

a)     Awards Committee (Nowicki & Thomes.)

b)    Communications Committee (Ziegler & Hawes)

c)     2018 ALA Annual Conference Planning Committee (Courtney & Haber)

d)    Membership, Events, & Fundraising Committee (Heathcock & Joy.)

e)     Strategic Planning Committee. (Ferrance & Hebert.)

f)     Instruction Committee (Keba & Bhasin)  

g)    Discussion group (Wharton & Hogan.)

h)     Mentoring Committee (Fulkerson & Davis.)

i)      Research & Publications (Girton & Renirie.)

7)     18th DLS Conference and plans for ACRL-DLS participation. (Renirie & Buck)        

8)     Next Meeting: Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 1:30-3:00 EST. (“GoTo Meeting” log-in instructions will be distributed.)

9)     Adjourn.

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Instruction Section Archive

File 20180316_teach_minutes

by Erin Rinto on Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 06:07 pm

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Teens Are Not Alone Interest Group

Discussion Social Justice Books for Teens

by Lorraine Roussin on Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 05:25 pm

Hi!

 

I wanted to share this resource I found. 

"Teaching for Change carefully selects the best multicultural and social justice books for children, young adults, and educators."

The Teaching for Change website has a list of YA books featuring Social Justice themes located at the following link:

Hi!

 

I wanted to share this resource I found. 

"Teaching for Change carefully selects the best multicultural and social justice books for children, young adults, and educators."

The Teaching for Change website has a list of YA books featuring Social Justice themes located at the following link:

https://socialjusticebooks.org/booklists/young-adult-fiction/

This list can be used for readers' advisory or library displays. If you have any others ideas on how to incorporate these books, please share.

Thank you!

Lorrie

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Preschool Services Discussion Group (ALSC - Association for Library Service to Children)

Online Doc 2018 PSDG midwinter notes

by Linda Ernst on Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 03:50 pm

Preschool Services Discussion Group – ALA Midwinter Conference

Co-conveners – Linda Ernst and Sue McCleaf Nespeca

February 11, 2018       Attendance – 8

 

STEM & STORYTIME

 

Denver Public Library:

Saturday program that is STEM based for ages 2-5 years

Preschool Services Discussion Group – ALA Midwinter Conference

Co-conveners – Linda Ernst and Sue McCleaf Nespeca

February 11, 2018       Attendance – 8

 

STEM & STORYTIME

 

Denver Public Library:

Saturday program that is STEM based for ages 2-5 years

  • Consist of short story time (opening song, book reflecting topic, flannel board to illustrate topics, then stations to do activities
  • Includes guided questions/prompts and information at each station to encourage adult/child interactions.
    • Sink & float – sponges, other items to test in water
    • Engineering & building – items such as red solo cups for stacking, natural items such as branches (for examples see Lakeshore Learning or Nature Blocks)

School age – have created STEM based backpacks available for checkout on topics that families can do at home.

               

Brooklyn Public Library:

Baby & Toddler STEM play dates

Science Baby - Science Baby is a program created by teaching artist Emma Gordon, and is part of BPL’s First Five Years initiative which is supported by generous funding from the NY City Council as part of City’s First Readers. (Gordon’s website is Science Baby)

Topics included are:

Cause and Effect

Light and shadow

Push & Pull

Baby Loves Thermodynamics – new board books are coming out with such topics that may put you off but keep in mind if the parent enjoys the topic it may encourage dialog, talking with child.

Toddlers – great item is a ziplock bag (strong as possible) reinforced on all four edges with tape (masking) fill partially with hair gel and then put beads, buttons, etc. in bag before sealing. Children enjoy moving them around when pressing on the bag.

 

Block Party:

Offer different varieties of blocks: Duplo, brush blocks, log blocks, wood blocks magnetic blocks, colored blocks, and let group “build” something.  Partner with a local building company might give you options for supplies &/or funding.

 

TIPS:

  • Include not only fictions titles in your programs but non-fiction as well.

Example: Give Bees a Chance by Bethany Barton – transfer small yellow pompoms on flower to honeycomb. See picture at right:                            

  • Talk about what you are doing and encourage children to tell you what they think will happen, what they see happens and if possible write it down.  For example: a scientist observes and documents/writes down what they observe.  Have children draw write down what they think will happen or what they observe/notice what happens. 
  • Sandpaper letters encourage children to touch and trace.
  • Check with local children’s museums, science museums, etc. to see if they do outreach programs.

 

The Snowy Day – good for water freezing program

Colors – color white icing red/blue/yellow. Child can create different color after selecting two different icing dollops to be placed on a graham cracker. Book: Mouse Paint.

 

FLOAM – sculpting product and very tactile. Post by stations with FLOAM on them info for parents to encourage engagement with their child.  (Thanks to Betsy Diamant-Cohen/Mother Goose on the Loose for tips) Some of the things that playing with FLOAM encourages:

 

  • Problem solving
  • Visual processing
  • Finger exploration
  • Creativity
  • Tactile exploration
  • Imagination
  • Pincer grasp
  • Eye-hand coordination
  • Write rotation
  • Part/whole relationship
  • Range of motion
  • Reaching sorting- colors & sizes
  • Finger & hand strength and control
  • Play!

 

Note: FLOAM may last a year. Don’t mix colors together or it turns gray. (just expect this if you use multiple colors, hard to separate once mixed together)  Plastic table cloths work well to cover & protect  surface. Make sure kids use hand sanitizer before and after using FLOAM. This product is good for use with autistic children.

 

RESOURCES:

“More Than ____” series: fill blank with one of the following words: Letters, painting, magnets, counting, or singing. Very useful for ideas (Redleaf Press)

Teaching STEM in the Early Years: Activities for integrating science, technology, engineering and mathematics by Sally Moonmaw.

Making & Tinkering with STEM by Cate Heroman (NAEYC book)

Robotics for Young Children by Ann Gadzikowski

New York Hall of Science - https://nysci.org/

KidsQuest Museum http://www.kidsquestmuseum.org/

Every Child Ready to Read

Early Lit: Website of Saroj Ghoting, Early childhood Literacy Consultant.

 

2018 ALA Annual offering:  Saturday, June 23, 10:30am

STEM for Babies & Toddlers: A powerful foundation for language & libraries.

 

Topic for 2918 ALA Annual: Preschool Story Time for parents who are bilingual. (possible speaker Rachel Payne)

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Business Information Specialist, Purdue University Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 01:22 pm

Business Information Specialist

Humanities, Social Sciences, Education, and Business Division Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics Assistant Professor

Purdue University Libraries (PUL), recipient of the 2015 Award for Excellence in University Libraries from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), seeks a highly motivated, innovative, learner/research-centered individual and energetic professional for the position of Business Information

Business Information Specialist

Humanities, Social Sciences, Education, and Business Division Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics Assistant Professor

Purdue University Libraries (PUL), recipient of the 2015 Award for Excellence in University Libraries from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), seeks a highly motivated, innovative, learner/research-centered individual and energetic professional for the position of Business Information

Specialist.   The Business Information Specialist will create a close working

partnership between the Libraries and students, faculty, and researchers in departments of the Krannert School of Management; Hospitality, Tourism Management, and Consumer Science in the College of Health and Human Sciences; and Entrepreneurship programs in the Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurship Center and across campus.  Purdue Libraries is recognized as a leader in the teaching of information literacy, data management, scholarly communication, and creation of both physical and virtual leading-edge learning spaces.  The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and to promoting a multicultural environment for learning.  Collaborate with other Libraries faculty and staff to develop print and technology-based instruction materials.  Develop interdisciplinary collaborations and research opportunities with faculty in other campus disciplines to meet the University’s strategic directions.  Participate in collection and data management activities, providing excellent business resources. Participate in the planning activities of the HSSEB Division.   Members of the Libraries faculty must meet Purdue requirements for promotion and tenure, including demonstration of an active role in mentoring, advising, and supporting the academic success of students.   As a member of the HSSEB Division, the Business Information Specialist articulates a research agenda that explores questions within her/his area of specialization and results in a scholarly publication record required for promotion and tenure at Purdue University.

Duties and Responsibilities:  Develop and teach specialized classes and workshops that incorporate complex, rapidly evolving informational technologies as well as traditional methods.  Provide information literacy instruction and pursue interdisciplinary collaboration with faculty while understanding the research process in the social sciences in a highly collaborative library setting.  Participate in continued development and teaching of Libraries for-credit level information science courses.  Provide reference service in the Parrish Library of Management & Economics and participate in the Parrish Library’s and the Libraries’ system-wide digital reference service.

Required Qualifications:  Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school or a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline, and 3-

5 years of academic or corporate research library experience.  Knowledge of and/or experience in business librarianship.  Enthusiasm for new methods of disseminating information.  Excellent communication skills.  Ability to work independently and as a team member in a dynamic environment and on a variety of simultaneous projects.

Preferred Qualifications:   An undergraduate or graduate degree in business,economics, or social sciences, or a certificate in entrepreneurship.

Familiarity with qualitative and quantitative data analysis and experience teaching the use of datasets.  Familiarity with current issues and trends in library technology and information resources.  Experience conducting library instruction or teaching in an academic environment.   Demonstrated commitment to user instruction and to consultation with users on their information decision and strategy needs.

Salary and benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience in the context of Purdue University’s salary structure.

Faculty tenure-track position with a twelve-month appointment. Rank of assistant professor.  Start-up funds in support of research are provided for computer/software/equipment, for travel/professional development, and for a half time graduate assistant for two years.

Purdue provides a generous fringe benefit package that includes retirement benefits as well as health, disability and life insurance, 22 annual vacation days, and tuition support for employee, children, and spouse/same sex domestic partner.  Purdue University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Relocation funding will be available and discussed on a case-by-case basis.

A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Application process:

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information of at least three references via email to Carole Tolley, HR Coordinator at libhr@purdue.edu.

When applying:

•             Place “BIS” in the subject line of the email.

 In the cover letter:

•             Describe your interest in Business librarianship;

•             Address the required qualifications;

•             In keeping with Purdue Libraries commitment to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement, the cover letter must address at least one of these areas, indicating past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Nominations for the position will be accepted and should be sent to libhr@purdue.edu.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Questions may be directed to Carole Tolley at 765-494-2899 or the above email address.

This position announcement will be found at:  www.lib.purdue.edu/about/ employment.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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