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AASL Bylaws & Organization Committee (American Association of School Librarians)

Discussion Welcome

by Robbie Nickel on Mon, Oct 2, 2017 at 01:12 am

Welcome to the AASL Bylaws & Organization Committee!

I want to invite you to introduce yourself to the other committee members. 

Welcome to the AASL Bylaws & Organization Committee!

I want to invite you to introduce yourself to the other committee members. 

I am Robbie Nickel and work at Sage Elementary School in Spring Creek, Nevada. We are a K-5 school with about 560 students and part of the Elko County School District. I have been at the school for several years, but have also worked at a K-12 school and in the public library field. I served on the Bylaws and Organization Committee several years ago and thoroughly enjoyed the work. Having just left the AASL Board I am also familiar with the overall revision of the Bylaws. We should have a good time with new material and helping to pick up any loose ends found as the Bylaws get a second look.

Spring Creek is just outside of Elko and at the foot of the Ruby Mountains. We have already had our first snowfall. My husband and I enjoy walking with our golden retriever, Samwise, and our border collie, Gimli. We also have a cat who thinks he is a dog, so he also goes on a leash on occasion. 

Please add your own introductions.

Robbie

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ACRL Dr. E. J. Josey Spectrum Scholar Mentor Committee

Event October 17, 2017 1pm CST Committee Meeting

by Kiyomi Deards on Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 07:13 pm

This meeting will occur via Adobe Connect October 17, 2017 from 1pm-2pm Central Standard Time.

Important meeting tips from ALA:

Please do not sign-in more than 15 minutes in advance as other groups may be using the room.

Attendees will need a USB headset (and an Internet connection) to utilize the VoIP feature. We recommend that all attendees have headsets with microphones available, and have a current version of Flash player installed. 

This meeting will occur via Adobe Connect October 17, 2017 from 1pm-2pm Central Standard Time.

Important meeting tips from ALA:

Please do not sign-in more than 15 minutes in advance as other groups may be using the room.

Attendees will need a USB headset (and an Internet connection) to utilize the VoIP feature. We recommend that all attendees have headsets with microphones available, and have a current version of Flash player installed. 

  1. Adobe Connect has recently updated their software. When you log-in, you may notice a screen asking you to install the add-in. If you click “yes,” the update will install in about 20-30 seconds. You may need to complete the audio setup wizard after installing the add-in.
  2. Use Firefox, if possible -- Internet Explorer and Chrome seem to have some issues.
  3. Make certain you have an updated version of Flash.
  4. Only use PDF or PPT files.
  5. You will need a headset for VoIP. If you are using a machine with a built-in microphone, you will need to disable the built-in microphone and enable the microphone on your headset (a USB headset is best).
  6. Once you enter Adobe Connect (you will sign in as a guest -- so no log-in is needed), you will need to click on the speaker and microphone icons to activate -- both need to be GREEN.
  7. Please allow a few minutes to get in and test your audio, etc. before the start time.
  8. To test audio, click on ‘Meeting’ in upper left corner. Choose the audio set-up wizard. Click through every step, making sure the dropdown is set to your USB headset, and click through to the very last screen. IMPORTANT: You must click all the way through the audio wizard in order to save your selections.

For your convenience a copy of the agenda is below and attached as a PDF:

ACRL Dr. E.J. Josey Spectrum Scholars Mentor Committee Agenda

Date: October 17, 2017

Time: 1pm-2pm Central

Location: Adobe Connect

URL: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/rj6f2r2bh2ef/

Access: Anyone who has the URL for the meeting can enter the room. Please do not sign-in more than 15 minutes in advance as other groups may be using the room.

Agenda

  1. Introductions (Everyone) (5-10 minutes) (Name, where you are from)

    1. Kiyomi Deards

    2. Tamara Rhodes

    3. David Connolly

    4. John Culshaw

    5. kYmberly Keeton

    6. Linda Golian-Lui

    7. Meghan Sitar

    8. Nikhat Ghouse

    9. Veronica Arellano-Douglas

    10. Any guests

  2. Diversity Alliance mentoring program input (early in the year) (John Culshaw or Kiyomi Deards)(10 minutes)

You might be aware that ACRL launched a new initiative called the Diversity Alliance last year (http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/diversityalliance) aimed at getting commitments from academic libraries to establish one or more residency positions to “increase the numbers opportunities for professionally underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to gain the knowledge, skills and competencies to thrive in an academic context.” I’ve been told that the ACRL Board of Directors (or at least some of the officers) thought one way that ACRL can support this initiative and the residents is by offering a mentor pairing program like this Spectrum Scholar one. Since this committee already maintains a pool of willing mentor volunteers who have an express interest in mentoring underrepresented racial and ethnic group members early on in their academic library careers, it was suggested that the volunteer pool would probably be shared across the two mentoring programs.

The Board would like to know if this committee would be interested in working on the pairings for this other program or participate in some other way. This is all a very informal inquiry at this point, and any thoughts or questions the committee has can be communicated directly with Executive Director Mary Ellen Davis (mdavis@ala.org, 312-280-3248).

  1. Mentoring Program Assessment Review and Revision Recommendations (Tamara, Veronica, and kYmberly)(30 minutes)

The committee members working on this task are:

Facilitator: Tamara Rhodes

  • Veronica Arellano Douglas

  • kYmberly Keeton

There are 2 existing assessments that previous Dr E.J. Josey Spectrum Scholars Mentoring Committees have created. The above team will report on their recommendations with the goal of having 1 assessment form sent out to current participants this month which we hope future groups will continue to do annually.

  1. Other Business (10 minutes)

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ACRL EBSS Research Committee (Educational and Behavioral Sciences Section)

Online Doc Agenda: EBSS Research Committee, Fall 2017 Meeting

by Samantha Godbey on Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 05:15 pm

EBSS Research Committee, Fall 2017 Meeting 

Date/Time:  Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

EBSS Research Committee, Fall 2017 Meeting 

Date/Time:  Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

Meeting via Google Hangouts: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/4li62oifhvfobdlzhj3us26qwee
 
Agenda

1. Greetings

2. Discuss last year's process and event - what worked well, any suggestions for improvement
 
3. Discuss timing of next meeting

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Instruction Section Archive

File 20170907_research_agenda

by Samantha Godbey on Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 04:56 pm

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Instruction Section Archive

File 20170907_research_minutes

by Samantha Godbey on Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 04:56 pm

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ACRL STS Information Literacy Committee (Science and Technology Section)

Event STS chat Oct 19th Following breadcrumbs: teaching students to find primary sources from news articles

by Kristen Cooper on Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 02:05 pm

A lesson plan used for biology and earth science classes that has students using clues in news articles shared on social media to original research. This is typically used with seniors, though juniors could probably do it as well (Can do primary/secondary sources with juniors and assign a review of source types as pre-work). It touches a bit on authority is constructed and contextual as we discuss the value of different types of sources, and gets students used to the close reading they would need to do to find information in the articles or posts to trace back to the primary source article of interest.  

Please us this URL to enter the chat at the designated time:

https://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?MTID=efbb495f8a3cb6e4f7af427f26f7b59e3

 

Test your technology compatibility with WebEx here:

https://www.webex.com/test-meeting.html

 

Archive of all chats can be found here:

http://iue.libguides.com/sts-il-lwchat/stsilchat

 

Interested in leading an STS monthly chat on a relevant science and

information literacy topic? Have any questions about the STS-IL chats? Please

send your inquiries to Kristen Cooper, coope377@umn.edu

 

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ALA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Implementation Working Group (EDI-IWG)

Event EDI-IWG NOVEMBER 2017 Meeting

by Jody Gray-IL (staff) on Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 02:02 pm

Start time 9am PST/ 10am MST/ 11am CST/ 12pm EST

Toll Free Number 866-801-5789

Participant Passcode 78965432

ACRL Liaisons Assembly (Association of College & Research Libraries)

File 2017-ASALH

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 12:05 pm

DOCX File, 16.65 KB

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