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Event Say-it-in-Six Lightning Rounds: Case Studies on Using Data to Improve Library Services

by Susan Archambault on Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 11:55 am
in LLAMA MAES Using Measurement Data for Library Planning, Assessment and Communication (Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation Section)

How do other libraries use data to assess, promote, or improve their services? LLAMA MAES invites you to "Say-it-in-Six Lightning Rounds: Case Studies on Using Data to Improve Library Services" at the 2014 ALA Conference. The format for the six minutes of presentation is adapted from Ron Hoff’s book Say It in Six: How to Say Exactly What You Mean in Six Minutes or Less

 

When: Monday, June 30th, from 8:30am-10am.

Where: Las Vegas Hotel, Pavilion 11

 

How do other libraries use data to assess, promote, or improve their services? LLAMA MAES invites you to "Say-it-in-Six Lightning Rounds: Case Studies on Using Data to Improve Library Services" at the 2014 ALA Conference. The format for the six minutes of presentation is adapted from Ron Hoff’s book Say It in Six: How to Say Exactly What You Mean in Six Minutes or Less

 

When: Monday, June 30th, from 8:30am-10am.

Where: Las Vegas Hotel, Pavilion 11

 

This fast-paced program will feature five presenters from a variety of settings. Sit back and watch each presenter give a brief presentation at your table, followed by time for Q&A.  Presenters include:

 

  • Josh Boyer, North Carolina State University, reporting on several small-scale usability tests modeled after user experience designer Steve Krug
  • Greg Careaga, University of California, Santa Cruz, presenting on a student survey assessing support for maintaining library operating hours
  • Linda Garvin, Edmonton Public Library, discussing the “Activity per Hour per FTE” table that helps with staffing allocations
  • Helene Lafrance & Joanne Britton, Santa Clara University, discussing a mixed methods approach to assessing the information commons
  • Heather Greer Klein, NC LIVE, presenting on using library characteristics and vendor usage data to create peer groupings and usage benchmarks for North Carolina libraries

 

 

*Attendance will be limited to 120 participants to allow for the small group discussion format. We hope to see you there!

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Discussion 2013-2014 Committee Chair Final Reports Needed

by Kirby McCurtis on Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 02:14 pm
in New Members Round Table (NMRT) Board and Committee Chairs

In order to submit your progress report, please add a comment at the bottom of this post rather than creating a separate post or document for your report.  This way, it will be easy for the Secretary to find the report and make sure it is linked with the list below:

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Event Mentoring Committee 2014-2015 Intro Conference Call

by Kelly McCusker on Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 03:09 pm
in ACRL IS Mentoring Program (Instruction Section)

ACRL IS Mentoring Committee Intro Conference Call

Agenda

Overview of committee

Review of committee projects from last year

Sign up to send call for mentees and mentors on listservs and other mailing lists

 

Adobe Connect

http://connect.lsu.edu/r2j3kxkecfd/

 

 

Discussion LLAMA HRS Leadership Skills Meeting Notes - ALA Annual 2014

by Evviva Weinraub Lajoie on Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 06:44 pm
in LLAMA HRS Leadership Skills Committee (Human Resources Section)

ALA Annual 2014, Las Vegas, CA

LLAMA/HRS Leadership Skills Committee Meeting Minutes

Saturday, June 28, 2014

8:30-10am, LVH-Ballroom A

 

Members in attendance:  Carlette Washington-Hoagland, chair; Susan Erickson; Evviva Weinraub Lajoie, Wanda Brown; and Melissa Carr      

Guest:  Lisabeth Chabot

Carlette opened the meeting and Melissa agreed to record the minutes.

                 

ALA Annual 2014, Las Vegas, CA

LLAMA/HRS Leadership Skills Committee Meeting Minutes

Saturday, June 28, 2014

8:30-10am, LVH-Ballroom A

 

Members in attendance:  Carlette Washington-Hoagland, chair; Susan Erickson; Evviva Weinraub Lajoie, Wanda Brown; and Melissa Carr      

Guest:  Lisabeth Chabot

Carlette opened the meeting and Melissa agreed to record the minutes.

                 

2014 Program Proposal “Leading Virtual Teams.”

 The committee discussed that there had been a recent webinar on this topic, but felt that a conference program would reach a different audience.  The working title for this program is “Effective Management of Dispersed Teamsor “Effective Management of Virtual Teams.”  Carlette and Evviva will modify the proposal and submit it. 

  1. Clarify focus of program:  How to effectively manage; motivate, engage, facilitate, and ensure project completion of virtual teams
  2. Panelists should provide examples of: 
    1. How to build community; foster relationships; maintain momentum and focus; motivate participation; and develop effective reporting and accountability structures.
    2. Policy changes to aid the transition from traditional to virtual team management.

 Evviva and Carlette will also check on possible partnerships with LITA and PLA.  Melissa will look for a public library speaker for the panel.

 

Potential Preconference Program on “Recruitment of Diverse Staff”           

This preconference will include writing job descriptions, developing an effective search committee, interviewing, onboarding and cultural competency.   The committee discussed a working title of “Out with the old, in with the new-- Strategies for recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce” (or staff or community or population.)  Wanda will start working on the paperwork for this preconference. Carlette will send Wanda a pre-conference proposal form.

 Other Future Program Topics discussed included:

  1. Motivational Interviewing
  2. Creating a more respectful work environment/Civility in the Workplace
  3. Building Trust-Team building Techniques and Tools (i.e., StrengthFinder, True Colors, Research review on the power of daring bravely, the power of vulnerability (Brene’ Brown: http://brenebrown.com/ ; TED talk- http://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_listening_to_shame  https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability   and  Leading with dignity, Donna Hicks:   (http://drdonnahicks.com/2013/11/leading-with-dignity/ );  TED talk- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPF7QspiLqM&feature=kp )
  4. Unconscious Bias. Microagressions deconstructed (Diane Finnerty, Director, Faculty HR and Development, University of Iowa- http://uiowa.academia.edu/DianeFinnerty ) or Lindsey Jarratt, Chief Diversity Officer, University of Iowa (http://diversity.uiowa.edu/lindsay-jarratt )
  5. The Glass Elevator-Professor Christine Williams-Gender, race and inequality in the workplace ( http://onthemarc.org/blogs/23/167#.U4y4L09OUpE ; http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/sociology/faculty/clwillia)

Jan Sung from the LLAMA Program Committee stopped by to discuss the timeline for programs and preconferences.  For a preconference we need to present to the Program committee 18 months prior to the program and for a conference program we need 12 months. 

Laine Stambaugh also met with us to discuss our program ideas and talk about appointments to this committee.

            

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File Windows-7-Upgrade-Overview

by Pamela Akins (staff) on Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 12:17 pm
in ALA Technology Training Videos

AVI File, 50.44 MB

Online Doc Assessment Committee Draft Minutes ALA Annual 2014 Saturday June 28th

by Tim Klassen on Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 11:49 am
in ACRL STS Library Assessment Committee (Science and Technology Section)

Draft STS Assessment Committee Meeting

ALA Annual 2014 Saturday June 28th

8:30 AM to 10:00 AM LVH-Pavilion 09

Las Vegas, NV

 

Agenda:

  1. Roll Call

Present: Amy Neeser, Shannon Farrell, Amy Gullen, Brian Young, Cherie Turner, Tim Klassen

Draft STS Assessment Committee Meeting

ALA Annual 2014 Saturday June 28th

8:30 AM to 10:00 AM LVH-Pavilion 09

Las Vegas, NV

 

Agenda:

  1. Roll Call

Present: Amy Neeser, Shannon Farrell, Amy Gullen, Brian Young, Cherie Turner, Tim Klassen

  1. Review of minutes from Midwinter 2014 virtual meeting

Approved minutes

3)  Reports from liaisons to other STS Committees

a. Continuing Education – ready to run survey, looks likely to go through ACRL list shortly and they will then need to some help

b. Government Information

c. Liaison

d. Organization

e. Publications - nothing to report

f. Research - nothing to report

g. Membership

h. Scholarly Publications

i. Information Literacy

j. Subject Librarians Task Force

4) Update on Annual 2014 program “Demonstrating Success through Assessment”

Everything in progress

5) Discussion of activities for committee in 2015 year

  • Work with continuing ed.

  • Investigate Google forms

  • Goal is to have new forms ready for midwinter

  • Do a bi-annual schedule

  • Make a really strong program for Orlando

  • Target for authors who are experts, do a literature search – assessment coordinators at bigger schools – contact Devin Savage – Northwestern University, Assessment Librarian

  • Co-partner with ACRL assessment committee

  • Library assessment conference

  • Doodle mid September for both October and December

  • Virtual meeting end of October– Skype – agenda assessment form, session for  Orlando

  • Aim for a virtual meeting for midwinter -

6) Excellence Report

Goal 1 objective 2

7) Adjournment

 

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Discussion 2014 ALA Annual Conference GLBTRT Board Mtg Minutes and Committee Reports Posted

by David Vess on Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 07:50 am
in GLBTRT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Round Table)

GLBT Round Table members

The board's meeting agenda and minutes are posted.  This document captures what your board is doing.  At the bottom of the document, you will find links to all committee and representative reports that were submitted.  Thanks to David Issak (our wonderful outgoing chair of web committee) for reminding me that we need to post links to these materials in the GLBTRT ALA Connect space.

GLBT Round Table members

The board's meeting agenda and minutes are posted.  This document captures what your board is doing.  At the bottom of the document, you will find links to all committee and representative reports that were submitted.  Thanks to David Issak (our wonderful outgoing chair of web committee) for reminding me that we need to post links to these materials in the GLBTRT ALA Connect space.

 

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Discussion Update on Conference Calls

by Ann Symons on Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 09:41 pm
in GLBTRT Executive Board (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Round Table)

Conference Call Update:

I am currently working with the survey that Melody conducted about meeting times for conference calls.

The second Wednesday of the month will be the preferred date.   

We will not have a conference call on August 13th as we will have to have a conference call before September   10th.

The likely date will be Wednesday, August 27th, time TBD.

We will have our regular agenda items and then go into Executive Session to discuss the Emerging Leader applicants. 

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