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Online Doc Upcoming 2017 scholarship deadlines for library and information science graduate education

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, May 15, 2017 at 10:52 am

Upcoming 2017 Scholarship Deadlines for Library and Information Science Graduate Students:   

Upcoming 2017 Scholarship Deadlines for Library and Information Science Graduate Students:   

Additional Scholarship Opportunities without currently posted 2017 deadlines

 

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

Discussion 2017 July Executive Board Meeting Agenda and Minutes

by Sherry Machones on Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 02:01 pm

2017 July Executive Board Meeting Agenda and Minutes

 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 3:00 am EST

Dial-in info is as follows: 

Toll Free Number: 866-801-5789

Participant Passcode: 78965432

 

 

1. Call to Order

Item Facilitator: Jen Maguire-Wright

2017 July Executive Board Meeting Agenda and Minutes

 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 3:00 am EST

Dial-in info is as follows: 

Toll Free Number: 866-801-5789

Participant Passcode: 78965432

 

 

1. Call to Order

Item Facilitator: Jen Maguire-Wright

Minutes: Meeting began at 3:00 pm. Members attending: Jen Maguire-Wright, Deb Sica, Ana Elisa De Campos Salles, Liz DeCoster (arrived at 3:49 pm), Matt Ciszek, Megan Drake (left at 3:42 pm), Lisa Johnston, Sherry Machones, Ann Symons.

 

2. Approval of Agenda and Minutes

Action: Approve agenda for the July 2017 Executive Board meeting and approve minutes from the June 2017 Executive Board and June Membership meetings.

Item Facilitator: Deb Sica

 

Minutes: Megan Drake requested to move her portion to before the emerging leaders progress report. Sherry Machones requested that we discuss ALA Connect being down in August. Deb Sica moved to approve the amended agenda and minutes, Matt Ciszek seconded. Motion carried.

3. Secretary position

Action: Select a secretary to complete Paul’s term

Item Facilitator: Jen Maguire-Wright

 

Minutes: The Board went into a closed session to discuss the appointment of a Secretary to complete Paul Kelly’s term.

 

4. Board liaisons and RT representatives

Action: Discuss and appoint

Item Facilitator: Jen Maguire-Wright

 

Minutes: The Board confirmed committee liaisons. Jen Maguire-Wright will email existing representatives to see if changes are needed.

 

 

5. ODLOS EDI Strategic Direction Implementation Draft

Action: Information

Item Facilitator: Megan Drake

 

Minutes: Megan Drake is seeking feedback on the draft by July 31st. Please send feedback directly to her.

 

6. Emerging Leader Progress Report

Action: Information

Item Facilitator: Ana Elisa De Campos Salles

 

Minutes: Ana Elisa De Campos Salles sent in our sponsorship application to the Emerging Leader Program. She will send in our project proposal soon as they are requested. Three of the Board members met with the ALA Archivist at annual to discuss logistics of our project. It was recommended by the current Emerging Leader group that year two Emerging Leaders Project proposal needs to be more detailed. Lisa Johnston volunteered to be the Board contact for next year’s group.

 

7. GLBTRT Councilor Report

Action: Information

Item Facilitator: Ann K. Symons

 

Minutes: Ann Symons reported that very few things got done at Council this conference. More than two GLBTRT members elected to committees. The climate change resolution took the most time at Council because of procedure issues and was eventually adopted. The resolution on libraries as responsible spaces passed. There was a suggestion that we might want to add it to our toolkit. Council bid Keith Michael Fiels farewell. There were discussions at Council that business gets done at council forum instead of on the floor of Council.

 

8. Treasurer’s Report and Budget

Action: Update from the Treasurer

Item Facilitator: Liz DeCoster

 

Minutes: Liz DeCoster provided her monthly update on finances. The social earned $790. The Endowment is at $270,730. Membership and donations are very robust and ahead of where we were last year.

 

9. Announcements/Adjournment

Action: Information

Item Facilitator: Jen Maguire-Wright

 

Minutes: ALA connect outage for august starts on the 10th. We may need to post agenda and minutes to the listserv.

 

Meeting adjourned at 4:16 pm.

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ALCTS

Discussion Call for Applications: ALCTS Online Course Grant for Library Professionals from Developing Countries

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 01:07 pm

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association, is now accepting applications for the Online Course Grant for Library Professionals from Developing Countries to participate in our online Fundamentals courses held between September 18, 2017 and December 22, 2017. One free seat per session is available to librarians and information professionals from developing countries. 

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association, is now accepting applications for the Online Course Grant for Library Professionals from Developing Countries to participate in our online Fundamentals courses held between September 18, 2017 and December 22, 2017. One free seat per session is available to librarians and information professionals from developing countries. 

For full information about the grant, including eligibility criteria and a link to the application form, please visit www.ala.org/alcts/awards/grants/onlinegrant. Applications may be submitted between July 31, 2017 and August 24, 2017

Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA)

Session 4: September 18 – October 27, 2017

Session 5:  November 6-December 15, 2017 

The Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA) web course focuses on the basics of acquiring monographs and serials:  goals and methods, financial management of library collections budgets, and relationships among acquisitions librarians, library booksellers, subscription agents, and publishers.  In this course, you will receive a broad overview of the operations involved in acquiring materials after the selection decision is made.  Note that in FOA, we distinguish between collection development, which involves the selection of materials for the library; and acquisitions, which orders, receives, and pays for those materials. 

Fundamentals of Cataloging (FOC)

Session 4:  September 18 – October 27, 2017

Session 5:  November 6 – December 15, 2017 

Fundamentals of Cataloging (FOC) web course begins with a discussion of how cataloging assists users in finding resources and of the value of standardization of practice. These foundations are then given practical grounding in the work of creating bibliographic descriptions, the process of subject analysis, and summarizing content utilizing classification. Standards such as MARC bibliographic and authority formats, Library of Congress Subject Headings and Library of Congress Classification are discussed. The shift in focus from format-based cataloging to entity-relationship model cataloging is taken from the FRBR foundation to the RDA practical application, with a final look at RDF triples and BIBFRAME. In all areas, the value of standards is illustrated and discussed. There is a heavy reliance on examples from actual practice throughout the course content. 

Fundamentals of Collection Assessment (FCA)

Session 4:  October 2-November 10, 2017 

This online course introduces the fundamental aspects of collection assessment in libraries. The course is designed for those who are responsible for or interested in collection assessment in all types and sizes of libraries. The course will introduce key concepts in collection assessment including the definition of collection assessment, techniques and tools, assessment of print and electronic collections, and project design and management. 

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management (FCDM)

Session 4: September 25 – October 20, 2017

Session 5: November 27 – December 22, 2017 

The Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management web course addresses the basic components of these important areas of responsibility in libraries. Components include 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 (e.g., making decisions after materials are selected, including decisions about withdrawal, transfer, preservation); collection analysis—why and how to do it; outreach, liaison, and marketing; trends and suggestions about the future for collection development and management. 

Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions (FERA)

Session 4: September 25 – October 20, 2017

Session 5: November 27 – December 22, 2017 

The Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions (FERA) web course will provide an overview of acquiring, providing access to, administering, supporting, and monitoring access to electronic resources.  It will provide a basic background in electronic resource acquisitions including product trials, licensing, purchasing methods, and pricing models and will provide an overview of the sometimes complex relationships between vendors, publishers, platform providers, and libraries. 

Fundamentals of Preservation (FOP)

Session 4:  October 2 – November 10, 2017 

The Fundamentals of Preservation web course introduces participants to the principles, policies and practices of preservation in libraries and archives.  The course is designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all levels of responsibility. It provides tools to begin extending the useful life of library collections.  Components include preservation as a formal library function and how it reflects and supports the institutional mission; the primary role of preventive care, including good storage conditions, emergency planning and careful handling of collections; the history and manufacture of physical formats and how this impacts preservation options; standard methods of care and repair, as well as reformatting options; and challenges in preserving digital content and what the implications are for the future of scholarship.

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Call for Proposals: ALA Video Round Table Program Committee (VRT) - ALA Annual 2018 (New Orleans - June 2018)

by Twanna Hodge on Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 10:57 am

The deadline is August 25, 2017!

Thinking about attending the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans (June 21-26, 2018)?

Have you worked on any projects or activities involving film or video at your institution?

The deadline is August 25, 2017!

Thinking about attending the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans (June 21-26, 2018)?

Have you worked on any projects or activities involving film or video at your institution?

The ALA Video Round Table Program Committee (VRT) would like to encourage you to submit program proposals for one-hour informational sessions at ALA Annual on just about anything related to video and libraries! Please note that you will not be submitting directly to the VRT Program Committee but through the ALA Program Proposal Submission Site (login or create a new account to enter).

 
Proposal Submission Site: https://www.conferenceabstracts.com/cfp2/login.asp?EventKey=QGWEGYMR

Proposals are due in just a few weeks so get them in soon – the deadline is August 25, 2017!

Instructions for submitting your proposal are available online.

Sample ideas include but are not limited to:
· Are you finding new ways to promote films to your community?
· Are you doing anything interesting in curating your film collections?
· Have you made library promotional videos?
· Have you created video tutorials?
· Are you using film clips (or gifs) in instruction?
· Have you created a media center for your patrons?
· Do you work with your patrons in video creation?
· Are you involved with film or video preservation?
· Have you offered special film programming/events at your library?

ALA is especially looking for program ideas that encourage collaboration and support diversity and submissions from all types of libraries (public, school, academic, special) are welcome.

Thank you,

Erin

Erin DeWitt Miller
University of North Texas
Head, Media Library
Chair, VRT Program Committee
Erin.Miller@unt.edu

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GODORT (Government Documents Round Table)

Discussion Become a GODORT-Sponsored ALA Emerging Leader

by Ann Marshall on Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 10:41 am

If you’re new to the library profession, consider applying to be a GODORT Emerging Leader!

GODORT will be sponsoring a 2018 ALA Emerging Leader and you can apply at:
http://www.ala.org/cfapps/emergingleaders/

The application deadline is:  Friday August 31, 2017

If you’re new to the library profession, consider applying to be a GODORT Emerging Leader!

GODORT will be sponsoring a 2018 ALA Emerging Leader and you can apply at:
http://www.ala.org/cfapps/emergingleaders/

The application deadline is:  Friday August 31, 2017

Librarians with less than 5 years of professional or paraprofessional experience are eligible.  Details are available at:  http://www.ala.org/educationcareers/leadership/emergingleaders/

To be considered for GODORT sponsorship, choose GODORT as a sponsor option (near the bottom of the application).  Applicants must also be an individual member of the sponsoring organization selected on their application.

Please let others know about this opportunity!

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Cal for Proposals: Journal of Archival Organization

by Twanna Hodge on Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 10:31 am

The Journal of Archival Organization is an international, peer-reviewed journal encompassing all aspects of the arrangement, description, and provision of access to all forms of archival materials.

JAO addresses a broad range of issues of interest to the profession including archival management and staffing, archival technologies, the arrangement and description of records collection, collection growth and access, grant-funding, and institutional support. Articles addressing academic, public and special/corporate libraries, museums and governmental agencies are all welcome.

The Journal of Archival Organization is an international, peer-reviewed journal encompassing all aspects of the arrangement, description, and provision of access to all forms of archival materials.

JAO addresses a broad range of issues of interest to the profession including archival management and staffing, archival technologies, the arrangement and description of records collection, collection growth and access, grant-funding, and institutional support. Articles addressing academic, public and special/corporate libraries, museums and governmental agencies are all welcome.

Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:

Management and staffing issues relating to archival organizational functions; specifically, arrangement and description of historical records collections
Innovative approaches to methods of intellectual and physical access
Retrieval of historical records in information systems
Reviews of projects and procedures, standards, and issues in organizing archival collections for storage and onsite use and availability through the Internet
Innovations in Reading Rooms or reference practices that interact with the tools created through arrangement and description

How to submit:
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to Marta Deyrup martadeyrup@gmail.com
The separate abstract page should be single-spaced to include a 100-word abstract, list of keywords for indexing purposes, and author(s) footnote (name, title, affiliation, address, and email address), with identification of the corresponding author.

References, citations, and general style of manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the APA Publication Manual, 6th ed. Cite in the text by author and date (Smith, 1983) and include an alphabetical list of references at the end of the article.

For more information about the Journal of Archival Organization, please visit the journal's webpage: www.tandfonline.com/WJAO 

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Call for Papers: Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Popular Culture (Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference - Indianapolis, Indiana March 2018)

by Twanna Hodge on Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 10:27 am

The deadline for submitting a proposal is October 1, 2017.

The deadline for submitting a proposal is October 1, 2017.

The Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association annual conference will be held March 28-31, 2018 at the J.W. Marriott in Indianapolis, Indiana. Scholars from a wide variety of disciplines will meet to share their Popular Culture research and interests.

The Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Popular Culture area is soliciting papers dealing with any aspect of Popular Culture as it pertains to libraries, archives, museums, or research. Possible topics include descriptions of research collections or exhibits, studies of popular images of libraries, librarians, or museums, relevant analyses of social networking or web resources, Popular Culture in library education, the future of libraries and librarians, or reports on developments in technical services for collecting/preserving Popular Culture materials.
Papers from graduate students are welcome.
The deadline for submitting a proposal is October 1, 2017.
 
Please send all inquiries to the area chair or co-chair:
Chair: Allen Ellis
Professor of Library ServicesFrank Steely Library
Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, KY  41099-6101
USA
859-572-5527
ellisa@nku.edu
Co-chair: Casey Hoeve
Assistant Professor
509A Hale Library
Kansas State University
Manhattan KS 66506
USA
859-532-7672
achoeve@ksu.edu

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Call for Proposals: LITA Sessions at 2018 ALA Annual Conference (New Orleans - June 2018)

by Twanna Hodge on Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 10:23 am

Submission Deadline: August 25, 2017. 

Submission Deadline: August 25, 2017. 

Submit Your Program ideas for the 2018 ALA Annual Conference 

New Orleans LA, June 21-26, 2018

The LITA Program Planning Committee (PPC) is now encouraging the submission of innovative and creative proposals for the 2018 Annual American Library Association Conference. We’re looking for 60 minute conference presentations. The focus should be on technology in libraries, whether that’s use of, new ideas for, trends in, or interesting/innovative projects being explored – it’s all for you to propose. Programs should be of interest to all library/information agency types, that inspire technological change and adoption, or/and generally go above and beyond the everyday.

  • Submission Deadline: August 25, 2017
  • Final Decisions: September 29, 2017
  • Schedule of Sessions Announced: November 8, 2017

For the first time, proposals will be accepted via one submission site for all ALA Divisions, RoundTables, Committees and Offices. This link to the submission site will redirect to the ALA log-in page. All submitters are required to have an ALA profile, but are not required to be ALA members.


Help and details on making a successful submission are on the LITA Forms web site.

We regularly receive many more proposals than we can program into the slots available to LITA at the ALA Annual Conference. These great ideas and programs all come from contributions like yours. Submissions are open to anyone, regardless of ALA membership status. We welcome proposals from anyone who feels they have something to offer regarding library technology. We look forward to hearing the great ideas you will share with us this year.

Questions or Comments?

Contact LITA at (312) 280-4268 or Mark Beatty, mbeatty@ala.org

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Call for Proposals: Re-think it: Libraries for a New Age (January 8 – 10, 2018 in Austin, Texas)

by Twanna Hodge on Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 10:22 am

Submissions accepted through August 25, 2017. 
 

Submissions accepted through August 25, 2017. 
 
Save the date! Re-think it: Libraries for a New Age is January 8 – 10, 2018 in Austin, Texas. Registration opens August 2017. To receive updates and announcements, subscribe here.
 
CFP URL: http://conferences.lib.utexas.edu/rethinkit2018/call-for-proposals.html
 
Re-think it 2018 is presented by the University of Texas Libraries, Austin Community College Library Services, and the Austin Public Library. Our conference brings together academic, school, and public librarians, administrators, technologists, architects, designers, furniture manufacturers and educators from across the country to discuss, share, learn, and collectively re-think the increasingly important role libraries play in the communities that they serve.
 
Re-think it builds on the inaugural conference at the Mary Idema Pew Library at Grand Valley State University, continuing important conversations that showcase new spaces, novel ways of working, and innovative organizational structures that have transformed libraries of every type in our local communities and around the world.  
 
Themes of the presentations and panelists will include:
·         Developing forward-thinking organizational culture;
·         Transforming physical library spaces and places;
·         Promoting innovative services, programs, or technologies;
·         Assessing and evaluating spaces, services, technologies and programs; and
·         Reflecting on ways libraries are meeting community values and needs.

Open Call for Proposals

Re-think it is accepting submissions for twenty-minute presentations and brief eight-minute lightning round talks that address best practices, case studies, projects, and creative ideas supporting any of the aforementioned themes.

Submissions accepted through August 25, 2017. Notifications of acceptance September 2017.

We hope you will join us for this important conversation in January!

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ALCTS

Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Assessment

by Jeremy Myntti on Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 10:12 am

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Assessment

Session 4: October 2 - November 10, 2017

This six-week online course introduces the fundamental aspects of collection assessment in libraries. The course is designed for those who are responsible for or interested in collection assessment in all types and sizes of libraries. The course will introduce key concepts in collection assessment including:

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Assessment

Session 4: October 2 - November 10, 2017

This six-week online course introduces the fundamental aspects of collection assessment in libraries. The course is designed for those who are responsible for or interested in collection assessment in all types and sizes of libraries. The course will introduce key concepts in collection assessment including:

  • the definition of collection assessment,

  • techniques and tools,

  • assessment of print and electronic collections, and

  • project design and management.

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • describe the fundamental aspects of collection assessment

  • understand the various collection assessment methods and tools, including both qualitative and quantitative analysis

  • design and implement a collection assessment project

  • perform a collection assessment of print resources

  • complete a collection assessment of electronic resources

Instructors:

  • Ginger Williams, Head of Acquisitions, Texas State University - San Marcos

  • Alison M. Armstrong, Collection Management Librarian, Radford University

  • Teresa Negrucci, Resource Acquisition and Management Librarian, Brown University

  • Miranda Bennett, Head of Liaison Services for Collections & Research Support, University of Houston

Registration Fees: $139 ALCTS Member and  $169 Non-member

For additional details, registration links, and contact information see: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/fca/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 at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or alctsce@ala.org.

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