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VRT (Video Round Table)

Discussion 2 Openings on VRT Notable Films for Adults Committee

by Katherine Perez on Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 01:09 pm

Hello Librarians,

The Notable Videos for Adults Committee has two vacancies to fill this year.  We aim for a balanced mix of librarians from academic, public, and special libraries who work with media and serve adult populations.  This year, we are looking for one librarian from a public or special library to balance out the committee.  This is an opportunity to serve on a rewarding and enjoyable professional committee at the national level.  Representatives or employees of video producers or distributors are ineligible.

Hello Librarians,

The Notable Videos for Adults Committee has two vacancies to fill this year.  We aim for a balanced mix of librarians from academic, public, and special libraries who work with media and serve adult populations.  This year, we are looking for one librarian from a public or special library to balance out the committee.  This is an opportunity to serve on a rewarding and enjoyable professional committee at the national level.  Representatives or employees of video producers or distributors are ineligible.

Each member will serve a term of two years, with a maximum number of consecutive terms not to exceed two, for a total of four years of service.

All committee members are required to:

•        Be members of the American Library Association (ALA) and the Video Round Table (VRT),

•     Attend ALA Midwinter for two consecutive years (Denver in 2018 and Seattle in 2019)    View and evaluate a substantial number of videos leading up to ALA Midwinter (last year, 67 titles were screened)

For complete information about the committee please visit our web page:  http://www.ala.org/vrt/notablevideos/

 If you are interested in volunteering for the committee, please respond directly to me by April 9, 2017.  Indicate your membership status with ALA and VRT, your ability to commit to attending ALA Midwinter, and include information regarding your experience with videos (e.g., collection development, reviewing, viewer’s advisory, etc.).  Please contact me if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Kati Irons Perez

VRT Notable Videos for Adults Chair

kati....@gmail.com

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

Discussion Asking the "gender" question

by Linda Crook on Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 05:53 pm

I co-chair the STS Continuing Education Group, and this year we will be conducting our biennial survey.  One of the demographic questions asked in the past regards Gender.  In 2007 it was included as a multiple choice question with only the options male and female.  Is there a best practice for how (or whether) to ask survey takers about gender? Ideas I've come up with are:

We could include other options: e.g. other, transgendered

We could make it an open answer question

I co-chair the STS Continuing Education Group, and this year we will be conducting our biennial survey.  One of the demographic questions asked in the past regards Gender.  In 2007 it was included as a multiple choice question with only the options male and female.  Is there a best practice for how (or whether) to ask survey takers about gender? Ideas I've come up with are:

We could include other options: e.g. other, transgendered

We could make it an open answer question

We could remove the question from the survey

We would be very grateful for your input! I really cringed at the phrasing of the question in 2007 and would love to have something more inclusive in the 2009 survey.

Previous surveys:

2007 Continuing Education Survey Results
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/about/sections/sts/committees/continuingedresults2007.pdf
 
2005 Continuing Education Survey Results
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/about/sections/sts/continuinged/continuingedsurvey2005/index.cfm
 
2004 Hot Topics Survey
http://www.lib.auburn.edu/scitech/resguide/forestry/STSCESurvey2004b.htm
 
2003 Continuing Education Survey Results
http://www.lib.auburn.edu/scitech/resguide/forestry/STSSurvey2003.htm
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ACRL IS (Instruction Section)

Event ACRL Instruction Section Teaching Methods Committee Meeting

by Amanda Izenstark on Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 10:22 am

ACRL Instruction Section

Teaching Methods Committee

Virtual Meeting

iday, March 17, 2017

1pm-2pm Eastern

ACRL Instruction Section

Teaching Methods Committee

Virtual Meeting

iday, March 17, 2017

1pm-2pm Eastern

https://rhody.webex.com/rhody/j.php?MTID=maf127a57e942d14010783a2de3f45eb6

AGENDA

 

  1. Welcome and Introductions

  2. Additions to the Agenda

  3. Announcements

  4. Announcements from Exec

  5. Reports from Subcommittees

    1. Featured Teaching Librarian

    2. Selected Resources

    3. Web Maintenance

  6. Virtual Event Planning

    1. Volunteer Update

    2. Practice Session Details

    3. Marketing and Publicity Update

  7. Personal Announcements

  8. Adjourn

 

If you wish to attend the meeting as a non-member guest, please contact the Chair in advance for details: Amanda Izenstark amanda@uri.edu

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ALCTS New Members Interest Group

Discussion ALCTS Exchange 2017: Register as a group and save!

by Zachary Stein on Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 07:14 pm

Early-bird registration ends March 15. Register your group or institution today.

Register as a group or institution and save on registration costs

The ALCTS Exchange will engage a wide-range of presenters and participants, facilitating enriching conversations and learning opportunities in a four-day, fully online, virtual forum. The ALCTS Exchange is designed to facilitate engagement of site-based groups that wish to promote collective learning and seek optimal savings.

Group Registration Includes:

Single (1) user access to the live stream over all four days.

Early-bird registration ends March 15. Register your group or institution today.

Register as a group or institution and save on registration costs

The ALCTS Exchange will engage a wide-range of presenters and participants, facilitating enriching conversations and learning opportunities in a four-day, fully online, virtual forum. The ALCTS Exchange is designed to facilitate engagement of site-based groups that wish to promote collective learning and seek optimal savings.

Group Registration Includes:

Single (1) user access to the live stream over all four days.

Unlimited user account creation on the Exchange event site. Members of the group are encouraged to create their own user accounts and participate in the event’s discussions and non-streaming content.

Groups can purchase additional users for the live stream at a rate of $125 per user. To learn more, contact the registration staff at registration@ala.org or call 312-280-4293.

Institutional Registration Includes:

Up to six (6) user access to the live stream over all four days.

Unlimited user account creation on the Exchange event site. Members of the institution are encouraged to create their own user accounts and participate in the event’s discussions and non-streaming content.

Institutions can purchase additional users for the live stream at a rate of $125 per user or $495 per five users. To learn more, contact the registration staff at registration@ala.org or call 312-280-4293.

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ALCTS New Members Interest Group

Discussion ALA seeks proposals for 2017-2018 Diversity Research Grants through April 15

by Zachary Stein on Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 07:13 pm

*Please excuse cross-postings*

The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services seeks proposals for the Diversity Research Grant program. Applications may address any diversity-related topic which addresses critical gaps in the knowledge of diversity, equity, and outreach issues within library and information science.

The application deadline has been extended to midnight central time on April 15, 2017.

*Please excuse cross-postings*

The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services seeks proposals for the Diversity Research Grant program. Applications may address any diversity-related topic which addresses critical gaps in the knowledge of diversity, equity, and outreach issues within library and information science.

The application deadline has been extended to midnight central time on April 15, 2017.

The Diversity Research Grant consists of a one-time $2,500 award for original research. A jury of ALA members will evaluate proposals and select up to three awards. Grant recipients will be announced ahead of the 2017 ALA Annual Conference. Researchers are invited to present interim findings at the News You Can Use Diversity Research Grant Update held each ALA Midwinter Meeting and are asked to publish findings in a publication of their choosing within one year of completing their project.

Proposals are currently being accepted for one year research projects that will be undertaken July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. Grants should not be sought for work leading toward the completion of a degree, thesis or dissertation. A complete proposal must include the following: a cover letter, a one-page vita for each of the researchers involved (including ALA membership number, the Principle Investigator should hold ALA membership), a concise abstract of the project and a description of the project detailing the justification and needs for the research project, research objectives, expected outcomes and benefits, and a budget plan and timeline on the provided template.

For a complete list of criteria and proposal instructions, please visit: www.ala.org/research/larks/diversity.

For more information or to inquire about possible research topics, please email diversity@ala.org or call (800) 545-2433 ext. 5048.

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ACRL Board of Directors

Discussion Pre-vote discussion: 3/7/17–3/12/17 ACRL Partnership with the March for Science

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 09:51 am

The Board is invited to review the Board action form regarding an ACRL Partnership with the March for Science.

Please use threaded discussions to post feedback regarding the proposed action during the discussion period of 3/7/17–3/12/17.

Following the discussion period, the Board will vote on the ACRL Partnership with the March for Science via virtual vote during 3/13/17–3/16/17, and confirm its vote at the 2017 Annual Conference.

LearnRT (Learning Round Table)

Discussion ALA Annual 2017 preconference - Supervisor Development Programs that Work

by Crystal Schimpf on Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 03:28 pm

Registration for ALA Annual in Chicago is now open, and we hope you'll join us at the Learning Round Table Preconference taking place on Friday, June 23rd. This engaging workshop, presented by Heather Sostrom, Sandra Smith, and Jerilyn Veldof, will prepare you to create a supervisor development program. This is a ticketed event and pre-registration is recommended. We do have a special rate for LearnRT members. And if you're not currently a LearnRT member, why not join now to save on this event?

Registration for ALA Annual in Chicago is now open, and we hope you'll join us at the Learning Round Table Preconference taking place on Friday, June 23rd. This engaging workshop, presented by Heather Sostrom, Sandra Smith, and Jerilyn Veldof, will prepare you to create a supervisor development program. This is a ticketed event and pre-registration is recommended. We do have a special rate for LearnRT members. And if you're not currently a LearnRT member, why not join now to save on this event?

LEARNRT
LEA1: Supervisor Development Programs that Work
Friday, June 23, 2017, 1:00PM - 4:00PM

Do supervisors at your library have the skills they need to succeed? Developing skillful and competent supervisors has become a priority for all types of libraries. Rising to the challenge, libraries are creating and offering learning and development programs. In this interactive session, learn about the most effective and low-cost options for supervisor development programs, and how to strategically promote implementation of those programs. You'll leave with ideas for empowering supervisors in your library.

Ticket Prices: (early bird/advance price/onsite)
ALA Member$125/$150/$150
Other Member $125/$150/$150
NonMember $150/$175/$175
LEARNRT Member $100/$100/$100

Ticketed events page:
http://2017.alaannual.org/ticketed-events#LEARNRT

Registration page:
http://2017.alaannual.org/register-now

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LLAMA Assessment Section Resources Committee

Online Doc Articles about assessing discovery services

by Nancy Colyar on Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 03:12 pm

I began with this one, which includes the others in its bibliography.

Library Discovery Products: Discovering User Expectations through Failure Analysis http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/article/view/9190/pdf

I began with this one, which includes the others in its bibliography.

Library Discovery Products: Discovering User Expectations through Failure Analysis http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/article/view/9190/pdf

1. Bess Sadler, “Stanford's SearchWorks: Unified Discovery for Collections?” in More Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data, edited by Nicole C. Engard, 247–260 (London: Facet, 2015).

2. Jody Condit Fagan et al., “Usability Test Results for a Discovery Tool in an Academic Library,” Information Technology & Libraries 31, no. 1 (2012): 83–112.

3. Megan Johnson, “Usability Test Results for Encore in an Academic Library,” Information Technology & Libraries 32, no. 3 (2013): 59–85.

4. Andrew D. Asher, Lynda M. Duke, and Suzanne Wilson, “Paths of Discovery: Comparing the Search Effectiveness of EBSCO Discovery Service, Summon, Google Scholar, and Conventional Library Resources,” College & Research Libraries 74, no. 5 (2013): 464–88.

- Nancy

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ALCTS

Discussion ALCTS Exchange 2017: Register as a group and save!

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 12:08 pm

Early-bird registration ends March 15. Register your group or institution today.

Register as a group or institution and save on registration costs

Early-bird registration ends March 15. Register your group or institution today.

Register as a group or institution and save on registration costs

The ALCTS Exchange will engage a wide-range of presenters and participants, facilitating enriching conversations and learning opportunities in a four-day, fully online, virtual forum. The ALCTS Exchange is designed to facilitate engagement of site-based groups that wish to promote collective learning and seek optimal savings.  

Group Registration Includes:

  • Single (1) user access to the live stream over all four days.
  • Unlimited user account creation on the Exchange event site. Members of the group are encouraged to create their own user accounts and participate in the event’s discussions and non-streaming content.

Groups can purchase additional users for the live stream at a rate of $125 per user. To learn more, contact the registration staff at registration@ala.org or call 312-280-4293.

Institutional Registration Includes:

  • Up to six (6) user access to the live stream over all four days.
  • Unlimited user account creation on the Exchange event site. Members of the institution are encouraged to create their own user accounts and participate in the event’s discussions and non-streaming content.

Institutions can purchase additional users for the live stream at a rate of $125 per user or $495 per five users. To learn more, contact the registration staff at registration@ala.org or call 312-280-4293.

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