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Discussion Nebraska Library Association

by Christine McConnell on Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 05:51 pm

Nebraska Library Association Technical Services Round Table

http://www.nebraskalibraries.org/TSRT/

October NLA Conference -- term begins October.
Spring Round Table meetings.

2015 NLA/NSLA Joint Conference, October 14-16, 2015, Lincoln NE:
http://nebraskalibraries.site-ym.com/?page=Neblib2015

Nebraska Library Association Technical Services Round Table

http://www.nebraskalibraries.org/TSRT/

October NLA Conference -- term begins October.
Spring Round Table meetings.

2015 NLA/NSLA Joint Conference, October 14-16, 2015, Lincoln NE:
http://nebraskalibraries.site-ym.com/?page=Neblib2015

Emily Dust Nimsakont
Chair (2015-Oct. 2016)
Head of Cataloging & Resource Management
Schmid Law Library
UNL College of Law
emily.dust.nimsakont@unl.edu

Vice-Chair, Chair-Elect (Oct. 2015-Oct. 2016)
(To be elected Oct. 2015 to fill vacancy created when former Chair for 2014/2015 left state and former Vice Chair for 2014/2015 became Chair)

Heather Buckwalter, Past Chair (Oct. 2014-Oct. 2016)
Creighton University
2500 California Plaza
Omaha NE 68178
heatherbuckwalter@creighton.edu

 

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ALCTS AS Executive Committee (Acquisitions Section)

Online Doc Call for Nominations for ALCTS Acquisitions Section Education Working Group

by Lisa Spagnolo on Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 02:36 pm

The Acquisitions Section Executive Committee is seeking nominations for appointments for six members of a newly formed Education Working Group. (The section had discontinued its standing committee in 2009-10.)

A list of nominees will be provided to the current Acquisitions Section Chair, Jeanne Harrell, for appointment, with consultation with the AS Executive Committee as appropriate. Appointees need to be current members of ALCTS and the Acquisitions Section. The group's chair will be selected from the nominees.

The Acquisitions Section Executive Committee is seeking nominations for appointments for six members of a newly formed Education Working Group. (The section had discontinued its standing committee in 2009-10.)

A list of nominees will be provided to the current Acquisitions Section Chair, Jeanne Harrell, for appointment, with consultation with the AS Executive Committee as appropriate. Appointees need to be current members of ALCTS and the Acquisitions Section. The group's chair will be selected from the nominees.

If you are interested in nominating yourself or a colleague, or have further questions, please contact Lisa Spagnolo at lcspagnolo[at]ucdavis[dot]edu.  Self-nominations should include a brief statement of interest. The call will remain open until the group is formed, with a goal to start work in September.

The group's charge is included below.

ALCTS Acquisitions Section

Education Working Group

Charge

To analyze the current activities supporting education in acquisitions, and make recommendations to the Acquisitions Section Executive Committee as to ways the Section could better coordinate with or supplement current activities. Working Group may consult with the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee, instructors of Fundamentals courses, and other groups as needed. 

 Members:

Five regular members and one chair.

The Education Working Group will provide brief quarterly reports to the Acquisitions Section Chair, with initial recommendations by April 2016. Reports may be made at the Acquisitions Section Executive Committee meetings at the Midwinter and Annual conferences as appropriate. Charge may be extended to include implementation of the recommendations in 2016-17. The Executive Committee will assess the Working Group’s status as temporary or permanent once the group’s initial charge is fulfilled. Should the status change to permanent, the Working Group will be added to the review calendar of the Acquisition Section’s Policy and Planning Committee.

Charge drafted by Lisa Spagnolo, Acquisitions Section Chair, 2014-15. Revised and approved by AS Executive Committee at ALA Annual Conference, June 27, 2015.

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LITA User Experience Interest Group

Discussion UX chat on Twitter! #litaUX

by Bohyun Kim on Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 12:21 pm

The LITA UX IG has finally launched the UX chat on Twitter in collaboration with the LITA President's Program task force!

Up until the ALA Annual Conference, the UX chat will be moderated by the LITA President's Program Task Force. After that, the chat will be moderated by the members of the LITA UX IG and of Weave, the new UX Journal. Please join us in the #litaUX chat and volunteer as a moderator! If you have questions, please send it in advance to the moderator below.

The LITA UX IG has finally launched the UX chat on Twitter in collaboration with the LITA President's Program task force!

Up until the ALA Annual Conference, the UX chat will be moderated by the LITA President's Program Task Force. After that, the chat will be moderated by the members of the LITA UX IG and of Weave, the new UX Journal. Please join us in the #litaUX chat and volunteer as a moderator! If you have questions, please send it in advance to the moderator below.

When does the #LITAUX chat happen in Twitter?

  •     Friday, May 15th, 2-3 p.m. EDT with moderators Amanda (@godaisies) and Haley (@hayleym1218)    Archive at: http://litablog.org/2015/05/storify-of-litas-first-ux-twitter-chat/
  •     Friday, May 29th 2-3 p.m. EDT with moderator Bohyun (@bohyunkim)
    Archive at https://storify.com/bohyunkim/second-litaux-chat
  •     Friday, June 12th 2-3 p.m. EDT with moderator Whitni (@_whitni)
  •     Friday, June 19th 2-3 p.m. EDT with moderator Michael (@schoeyfield)
  •     Attend the LITA President's Program with Lou Rosenfeld at the ALA Annual Conference!
  •     Friday, July 10th 2-3 p.m. EDT with moderator Matt (@mreidsma) and Kyle (@gwydion9)
  •     Friday, July 24th 2-3 p.m. EDT with moderator Matt (@mreidsma) and Kyle (@gwydion9)
  •     Friday, August 7th 2-3 p.m. EDT with moderator Michael (@schoeyfield)
  •     Friday, August 21th 2-3 p.m. EDT with moderator Pete (@pfcoco)
  •     Friday, September 4th 2-3 p.m. EDT with moderator Bohyun (@bohyunkim)
  •     Friday, September 18th 2-3 p.m. EDT with moderator Amanda (@godaisies)
  •     Friday, Oct. 2th 2-3 p.m. EDT
  •     Friday, Oct. 16th 2-3 p.m. EDT
  •     Friday, Oct. 30th 2-3 p.m. EDT
  •     Friday, Nov. 13th 2-3 p.m. EDT
  •     Friday, Dec. 11th 2-3 p.m. EDT

What is the UX Twitter Chat?

Share your challenges, successes, techniques, and workflows that you have developed to improve user experience (UX) at your library. Use #litaux to participate. Additionally, you can ask questions that may be selected to be answered by proclaimed UX expert, Lou Rosenfeld during the LITA President’s Program at Annual. Submit your questions ahead of time to the moderator. The moderators will ask questions in the Q1, Q2, and Q3 format and followers will use #litaux and answer back in the A1, A2, and A3 format, as you may have see in the #libchat or #inaljchat.

When participating, be constructive. Be respectful. No attacking others. Please use the hashtag #litaux.

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ACRL EBSS Publications and Communications Committee (Educational and Behavioral Sciences Section)

Discussion Minutes from July 30 Meeting

by Jodie Borgerding on Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 08:22 am

Attached are the minutes from the July 30 meeting. Please let me know if there are any errors, questions, etc.

ACRL CJCLS Conference Program Planning -- Orlando, 2016 Committee (Community and Junior College Libraries Section)

Discussion Program Submission Example from 2015

by Robert Kelly on Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 10:03 am

Colleagues,

I am sharing the text for 1 of 2 program submissions that were turned down for the 2015 Conference. While committee members were upset about non-acceptance I think it will serve as a sample for this year's committee to consult in writing the submissions for this year.  Let me know if you have questions.  Personally, I still would like to see a program like it.

Robert

GameRT Board of Directors

Online Doc Staff Liaison Duties

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Mon, Aug 3, 2015 at 09:24 pm

As some of you know, I become the new Executive Director of LITA starting August 3, 2015. Sadly, in my new role, I won't be the GameRT staff liaison anymore, so Tina Coleman from ALA Membership Development will be taking over for me (yay, Tina!).

As some of you know, I become the new Executive Director of LITA starting August 3, 2015. Sadly, in my new role, I won't be the GameRT staff liaison anymore, so Tina Coleman from ALA Membership Development will be taking over for me (yay, Tina!).

To help with the transition, I've put together the following schedule of activities for the GameRT staff liaison. I'm hoping you all can help out by adding anything to this list that I've missed. As you start new programs and initiatives, you can keep adding to this as an orientation document.

January

  • Board Meeting at Midwinter (virtual if no quorum for meeting at Midwinter)
    • Request budget report to give to Treasurer in advance of the Board meeting
  • New IGD Committee starts
    • Make sure the IGD Donations Coordinator is working on donations in order to open registration by April at the latest
  • Final opportunity for nominees to fill out their bios online for the election
  • Make sure ALAplay Committee is talking
  • Send out GameRT newsletter when content is received from the newsletter editor

February

  • Final election forms due to the Governance Office in early February
  • Approve ALAplay entries in the Annual program book

March

  • Make sure IGD reg is open or close to being ready
  • Election opens, voting needs to be promoted to the membership
  • Buy any swag for Annual decided on by Membership & Promotion Committee

April

  • Virtual Board Meeting
    • Request budget report to give to Treasurer in advance of the Board meeting
  • Purchase any games requested by the ALAplay Committee for this year's inventory
  • Send out GameRT newsletter when content is received from the newsletter editor
  • Work with the chair of the Program Planning Committee to open the call for Midwinter Forum and institute proposals in Cadmium

May

  • Election results announced - notify winners
  • Enter new Board member terms in iMIS; check GameRT Bylaws for updates to other positions (eg, Past-president becomes chair of the Nominating Committee)
  • Midwinter program call for proposals starts
  • Get list of games to ship for ALAplay

June

  • Board meeting at Annual
    • Request budget report to give to Treasurer in advance of the Board meeting
  • Work with the chair of the Program Planning Committee to open the call for Annual program and preconference proposals in Cadmium
  • Call for Midwinter Forum and institute proposals closes on June 30th

July

  • Send out GameRT newsletter when content is received from the newsletter editor
  • July: Program Planning Committee reviews submissions for Midwinter institutes and makes selections by August 1.

August

  • Nominating Committee should be seeking nominees and having them fill out the online bio form
  • Final details for Midwinter institutes are due so that Conference Services can add them to the registration form, which opens in October
  • Call for Annual prefconference proposals closes on August 31st

September

  • Program Planning Committee reviews submissions for Annual preconferences and makes selections by October 1
  • Enter placeholder for Annual program in Cadmium
  • Call for Midwinter Forum proposals closes on September 30th

October

  • Program Planning Committee reviews Midwinter Forum submissions and makes selections
  • Final details for Annual preconferences are due so that Conference Services can add them to the registration form, which opens in January
  • Make sure IGD donations have a ship date and are getting ready to go out to libraries
  • Make sure press release is ready for IGD, publish press release when ready
  • Get URL and email text for the IGD evaluation survey
  • Virtual Board Meeting
    • Request budget report to give to Treasurer in advance of Board meeting
  • Send out GameRT newsletter when content is received from the newsletter editor
  • Call for Annual program proposals closes on October 31st

November

  • International Games Day is the 3rd Saturday of the month
  • Get names & email addresses of registrants from the IGD Committee
  • Send out Informz email about the evaluation survey after IGD
  • Final details for the Midwinter Forum are due so that it's included in the online scheduler and print program book
  • Program Planning Committee reviews Annual program submissions and makes selections
  • Check in with Nominating Committee to make sure election candidates are filling out their bios in the online form

December

  • Make sure the President sends thank you letters to IGD donors/sponsors
  • Final details for the Annual program are due so that it's included in the online scheduler when Annual registration opens in January
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ALCTS Affiliates

Discussion Washington Library Association

by Christine McConnell on Mon, Aug 3, 2015 at 07:54 pm

Washington Library Association Collection Development and Technical Services Interest Group (CATS)

http://wala.memberclicks.net/cats-contact-us

https://wala.memberclicks.net/interest-group-chair-roster

Officer transition: April, in time for annual conference 

2016 WLA Conference: April 27-29, 2016, Spokane WA:
https://wala.memberclicks.net/2016conferencerfp

Washington Library Association Collection Development and Technical Services Interest Group (CATS)

http://wala.memberclicks.net/cats-contact-us

https://wala.memberclicks.net/interest-group-chair-roster

Officer transition: April, in time for annual conference 

2016 WLA Conference: April 27-29, 2016, Spokane WA:
https://wala.memberclicks.net/2016conferencerfp

From email message 8-3-15: Michelle is no longer my co-chair and the Interest Group has gone into hibernation as the organization looks into a major restructuring. Rob Roose

Robert Roose, Chair, 2015-2016
Spokane Public Library
906 West Main Ave.
Spokane, WA 99201
rroose@spokanelibrary.org

 

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ALCTS Affiliates

Discussion Oklahoma Library Association

by Christine McConnell on Mon, Aug 3, 2015 at 07:40 pm

Oklahoma Library Association Technical Services Roundtable

http://www.oklibs.org/?page=TSRT

TSRT email address: tsrt@oklibs.org

2016 OLA Annual Conference: March 30-April 1, 2016, Tulsa OK
http://www.oklibs.org/?page=AnnualConference

Term of office: July 1 to July 1.
(Incoming leadership is introduced at the TSRT business meeting at the OLA conference, usually in March or April.)

Oklahoma Library Association Technical Services Roundtable

http://www.oklibs.org/?page=TSRT

TSRT email address: tsrt@oklibs.org

2016 OLA Annual Conference: March 30-April 1, 2016, Tulsa OK
http://www.oklibs.org/?page=AnnualConference

Term of office: July 1 to July 1.
(Incoming leadership is introduced at the TSRT business meeting at the OLA conference, usually in March or April.)

Janet H. Ahrberg, Chair 2015-2016
Oklahoma State University Library
Stillwater, OK 74078
janet.ahrberg@okstate.edu

Michele Seikel, Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect 2015-2016
Oklahoma State University Library
Stillwater, OK 74078
michele.seikel@okstate.edu

Shay Beezley, Secretary 2015-2016
University of Central Oklahoma Library
Edmond, OK 73034
sbeezley@uco.edu

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Technical Services Workflow Efficiency Interest Group (ALCTS)

Discussion ALA Annual 2015 Meeting Presentations

by Heylicken Moreno on Mon, Aug 3, 2015 at 03:54 pm

Hello all,

The presentations from our meeting at ALA Annual 2015 have been posted. Below are the summaries and their corresponding filenames.

Please let Annie or I know if you have trouble accessing these PDFs.

Heylicken "Hayley" Moreno, co-chair

 

Hello all,

The presentations from our meeting at ALA Annual 2015 have been posted. Below are the summaries and their corresponding filenames.

Please let Annie or I know if you have trouble accessing these PDFs.

Heylicken "Hayley" Moreno, co-chair

 

 filename:TSWEIG_AN15_Geckle

"From Spreadsheets to Systems: Acquiring New E-resources at MTSU," by Beverly J. Geckle, Continuing Resources Librarian, Middle Tennessee State University. 

Keeping track of the early stages of e-resource acquisition, from request to access can be a challenge. Relying on emails, Word documents, spreadsheets and memories is fraught with problems. At Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), information is now recorded in systems that can track statuses and issue automatic alerts to appropriate people. Systems can be accessed by various stakeholders simultaneously without version control issues. Requests are submitted via online forms (JotForms) and recorded in the ERMS (Serials Solutions Resource Manager). The university has implemented an online procurement system (SciQuest) which tracks orders through the procurement and contract approval processes.  A brief overview of these systems and how they are used to improve workflow was presented.

 

filename: TSWEIG_AN15_Rodriguez-Atkins

"Growing Pains: Migrating from a Locally Built ILS to a Vendor System," by Pauline Rodriguez-Atkins, Manager, Cataloging and Interlibrary Loan, Metropolitan Library System, Oklahoma City.

In September 2014, Metropolitan Library System, Oklahoma City, migrated from a locally designed ILS to a vendor system. The local ILS had been used in some form for almost 30 years. The ILS and technical services operations were intertwined: some ILS features were designed to accommodate technical services workflow, and vice versa.  Although the vendor ILS contains some of the local system’s design features, technical services workflows have required significant redesign and/or restructuring.

The discussion included some of the issues resulting from the migration, including: The history leading up to the new ILS, Metropolitan’s unique technical services operations, ways to evaluate technical services workflows, steps to take when quick changes are needed, and the challenges and opportunities associated with the changes.

 

 filename: TSWEIG_AN15_Glendon

"Shapeshift:  Leveraging Institutional Re-organization to Integrate Technical Services Units and Promote Innovation in Metadata Services," by Ivey Glendon, Manager, Metadata Analysis & Design, Collections Access & Discovery, University of Virginia Library.

At the University of Virginia Library, a library-wide re-organization of departments and services has provided technical services units the opportunity to evaluate staffing allocations and services focused on acquisition, description, and discovery of library materials. This presentation will focus on how the University of Virginia Library has integrated Special Collections and non-Special Collections technical service units, re-imagined acquisitions functions, and created new units focused on MARC and non-MARC metadata creation as well as metadata analysis and design. Though nascent, these changes have already enabled the metadata services units to expand their missions within the library, confront processing backlogs (particularly in the area of legacy finding aids), and prepare for significant education and cross-training among units to achieve newly-defined shared goals.

 

 filename: TSWEIG_AN15_WahlMayberry

"Take Two! Revamping Collection Development Workflow for Streaming Video Collections," by Mary Wahl, Digital Services Librarian and Christina Mayberry, Collection Development Coordinator, California State University, Northridge.

At our large academic library, it was determined that current video streaming activity needed to be reconsidered and that a decision tree for incoming video requests needed to be created. In fall 2014, a Video Streaming Decision Tree Committee was formed with librarians and staff from various units within the Library including Collection Development, Acquisitions, and Music & Media. The Committee created a detailed decision tree that accounts for the complexities of streaming media, as well as a corresponding worksheet to record the decision process and a new online form for submitting video requests. The new decision tree, worksheet and online form were put into practice in the spring 2015 semester. This presentation discussed the Committee’s process in creating the workflow and documents. The Committee continues to adjust the workflow where needed, which also was discussed.

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ACRL STS Science Resources: Discovery & Access Committee (Science and Technology Section)

Online Doc Agenda of the Meeting, Annual 2015: ACRL STS Science Resources: Discovery & Acces Committee

by Larayne Dallas on Fri, Jun 12, 2015 at 02:25 pm

(The agenda is also included as an attachment.)

The ACRL/STS Science Resources: Discovery & Access Committee will meet at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference as part of the All-Committees Meeting (ACRL STS).

 

The meeting is scheduled for the Hilton (Union Square) - Imperial A

Saturday, 27 June 2015

8:30 am - 10:00 am

 

Typically breakfast is offered as part of the STS event; remarks from STS officers will begin the program.

 

(The agenda is also included as an attachment.)

The ACRL/STS Science Resources: Discovery & Access Committee will meet at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference as part of the All-Committees Meeting (ACRL STS).

 

The meeting is scheduled for the Hilton (Union Square) - Imperial A

Saturday, 27 June 2015

8:30 am - 10:00 am

 

Typically breakfast is offered as part of the STS event; remarks from STS officers will begin the program.

 

ACRL/STS Science Resources: Discovery & Access Committee

AGENDA 

 

            Topics                                                              approximate start time for item

  1. Introductions                                                                8:45 am
  2. Updates from STS Council                                              8:50 am
  3. Science Tips project                                                       9:00 am

-Recap

-Future posts

-Scheduling

-Blog plan

-Blog monitoring

-Blog administrator                                                                

  1. Other project ideas?                                                      9:30 am
  2. Next meeting/Midwinter planning                                   9:45 am
  3. Other topics?                                                                9:50 am
  4. Adjourn                                                                       10:00 am

 

 

Jennifer Roach (jroach75@gmail.com) and Larayne Dallas (ldallas@austin.utexas.edu), co-chairs.  Angela Davis will succeed Larayne as co-chair after the Annual Conference. 

Membership for 2014-2015 may be found at:  http://www.ala.org/acrl/sts/acr-stssba and for 2015-2016 at: http://www.ala.org/acrl/sts/acr-stssba?year=2015.

 

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