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ACRL Board of Directors

Discussion Pre-vote Discussion: 4/29/16–5/8/16 Status of Academic Librarians Standards and Guidelines Review Task Force

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 04:33 pm

The Board is invited to review the Board action form regarding the creation of the Status of Academic Librarians Standards and Guidelines Review Task Force, and have discussion during the period of 4/29/16–5/8/16. Please post comments below using threaded discussions.

Following the discussion period, the Board will vote on the creation of the Status of Academic Librarians Standards and Guidelines Review Task Force during 5/9/16–5/16/16 and confirm its vote at the 2016 Annual Conference.

Thank you,
Allison Payne
ACRL Program Officer

ASCLA Awards Committee (Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies)

Discussion Award Committee Meeting Minutes

by Linda Lyshol on Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 03:39 pm

Attached are the minutes from our meeting today.

EMIERT (Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table)

Online Doc Results of EMIERT 2016 Elections

by Lori Mestre on Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 01:35 pm

AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
2016 ELECTION

 

60. ETHNIC AND MULTICULTURAL INFORMATION EXCHANGE ROUND TABLE (EMIERT) Total Ballots:
177


 

MEMBER-AT-LARGE (For a two-year term)  

Veleda Simon Cofield - 152 votes (99.3%) Elected

Write-in Candidate           1 vote (.7%)


 

AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
2016 ELECTION

 

60. ETHNIC AND MULTICULTURAL INFORMATION EXCHANGE ROUND TABLE (EMIERT) Total Ballots:
177


 

MEMBER-AT-LARGE (For a two-year term)  

Veleda Simon Cofield - 152 votes (99.3%) Elected

Write-in Candidate           1 vote (.7%)


 

CHANGES TO ORGANIZATION MISSION STATEMENT (VOTE YES or NO)

Yes   163 votes (97.6%) Adopted


 

BYLAW CHANGE TO TERMINATION OF OFFICE SECTION (VOTE YES or NO)

Yes   157 votes (94.6%) Adopted

No         9 votes (5.5%)


 

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GODORT (Government Documents Round Table)

Discussion GODORT change & public comments

by Stephen Woods on Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 10:45 am

Folks, 

GODORT Steering has been actively working through implementation of the recommendations on virtual participation and reorganization.  

Keeping with our value of transparency, we would like to provide GODORT members an opportunity for public comment on a motion, Internal Liaisons:  GODORT Task Forces and Standing Committees. that Steering will be voting on at our next meeting May 6 from 2-3 est.

Folks, 

GODORT Steering has been actively working through implementation of the recommendations on virtual participation and reorganization.  

Keeping with our value of transparency, we would like to provide GODORT members an opportunity for public comment on a motion, Internal Liaisons:  GODORT Task Forces and Standing Committees. that Steering will be voting on at our next meeting May 6 from 2-3 est.

The text, including pros and cons, can be found here: https://psu.box.com/s/ztccwt1wvtqhdq4n300r3bcylf4b5kcd

If you have comments/concerns about the motion please write those in the comments field provide with this post.  If you want to send your comments directly to me (swoods@psu.edu) that is fine as well.  However, keep in mind that I will post them unless you indicate this is a private comment.  

Just so there is no confusion this is not a Bylaw change that requires a vote of membership.  However, as our organization continues to move forward and to identify its priorities there will be plenty of opportunities for our members to vote on important issues related to our future directions.   

Stephen Woods, GODORT Chair

p.s. members are welcome to join the Steering meeting as an observer.  I will be sending out an open meeting announcement soon with the details about how to connect.

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ACRL Libraries Transform Task Force

Discussion April 26th meeting notes and action items

by Cinthya Ippoliti-OK on Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 11:29 am

Hello everyone,

Thank you for a great meeting this week. I've shared our Google Doc with all of you, so you should be able to make edits. Please let me know if that's not the case. I went ahead and created one big document to house all of the components we'll be working on.

Hello everyone,

Thank you for a great meeting this week. I've shared our Google Doc with all of you, so you should be able to make edits. Please let me know if that's not the case. I went ahead and created one big document to house all of the components we'll be working on.

I'm also attaching the notes that I took from our meeting including our next meeting date and time. I heard back from ACRL, and they think our goals for the "Because" statements and the report are fine. They also want to make sure we represent a wide variety of libraries in our statements, but beyond that, we can create as many of them as we like.

I also tried to start coming up with interim deadlines for our broader goals and we will need to decide how to split up the website sections so that we can make suggestions. If anyone is interested in looking at a particular section, please let me know. Ideally, it would be great to have two people per section and I'm happy to fill in for any section that's needed.

Please let me know if you have any questions about the minutes or anything else, or if we need to make any changes to our workflows. Thanks, and have a great weekend!

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Spectrum Scholars News - April 2016

by Veronica Douglas on Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 10:44 am

Greetings Scholars!

 
In a continuing effort to build our Spectrum community, take a moment to read and celebrate the following honors and accomplishments of your fellow Scholars:
 

Greetings Scholars!

 
In a continuing effort to build our Spectrum community, take a moment to read and celebrate the following honors and accomplishments of your fellow Scholars:
 

Melanie Townsend Diggs (1998 Scholar), Pennsylvania Avenue Branch Manager of Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt Free Library, has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity.

Kelvin Watson (2006 Scholar),Chief Innovation and Technology Officer at Queens Library (Queens, New York), has been named the 2016 inaugural winner of ALA’s Ernest A. DiMattia Award for Innovation and Service to Community and Profession.

Janice Murray (2008 Scholar) was recently promoted to Director of the Satellite Beach Public Library in Brevard County, FL.

Veronica Arellano Douglas (2005 Scholar) and Celia Rabinowitz recently published “Examining the Relationship between Faculty-Librarian Collaboration and First-Year Students’ Information Literacy Abilities” in the March 2016 issue of College & Research Libraries.

Brittany Viesca (2015 Scholar) was recently hired as the School Library Media Specialist at Lois and Jerry Tarkanian Middle School in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Stacie Williams (2010 Scholar) was selected as 2016 Digital Library Federation Forum Keynote Speaker.

Amanda Moreno (2014 Scholar) was selected as a 2016 SALALM Conference Scholarship Winner. 

April Hathcock (2012 Scholar) presented "White Librarianship in Blackface: Oppressive Normativity and Diversity Initiatives in LIS" at the 2016 Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies Symposium
 
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Get a new job recently? Publish a paper? Win a scholarship or award? Present at a conference?
We love highlighting accomplishments from all Scholars! Share personal updates or promote your fellow scholars by emailing spectrum@ala.org.

Also: Share any Spectrum events in your area with us at spectrum@ala.org and we'll promote them.
 
Veronica Arellano Douglas
on behalf of the Spectrum Advisory Committee

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion 2016 Emerging Archival Scholars Program Application - Deadline Extended to May 1, 2016

by Veronica Douglas on Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 10:16 am

The Archival Education and Research Initiative seeks applicants for the 2016 Emerging Archival Scholars Program, which aims to encourage undergraduate and master's students from underrepresented groups from any country to consider careers in the archival field, particularly in teaching and research, and to prepare them for doctoral study. EASP scholarships support travel, registration and accommodation at the annual Archival Education and Research Institute (AERI) for U.S. undergraduate and master's students.

The Archival Education and Research Initiative seeks applicants for the 2016 Emerging Archival Scholars Program, which aims to encourage undergraduate and master's students from underrepresented groups from any country to consider careers in the archival field, particularly in teaching and research, and to prepare them for doctoral study. EASP scholarships support travel, registration and accommodation at the annual Archival Education and Research Institute (AERI) for U.S. undergraduate and master's students. Application forms are available at http://aeri.website/easp-application/.

The application deadline is May 1, 2016, and applicants will be notified of scholarship awards by May 15, 2016. For more information, please contact either Professor Anne J. Gilliland (AERI Director), Gilliland@gseis.ucla.edu or Associate Professor Kelvin White (EASP Program Chair), kwhite@ou.edu.

 

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Scholarships Available for 2016 Library Assessment Conference

by Veronica Douglas on Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 10:14 am

ARL is offering 10 scholarships for early career librarians and library school students from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to attend the 2016 Library Assessment Conference in Arlington, Virginia, on October 31--November 2, 2016. Deadline is May 2, 2016

URL: http://libraryassessment.org/travel-awards/index.shtml

 

Equity for All to School Libraries

Online Doc Background Documents for Equity from ALA Librarian

by Diane Chen on Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 10:19 pm

BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS:

From the current strategic plan (http://www.ala.org/aboutala/sites/ala.org.aboutala/files/content/governance/StrategicPlan/Strategic%20Directions%20June%2028%202015.pdf) on of the eight Key Action Areas

Equitable Access to Information and Library Services

BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS:

From the current strategic plan (http://www.ala.org/aboutala/sites/ala.org.aboutala/files/content/governance/StrategicPlan/Strategic%20Directions%20June%2028%202015.pdf) on of the eight Key Action Areas

Equitable Access to Information and Library Services

ALA recognizes the critical need for access to library and information resources, services, and technologies by all people, especially those who may experience language or literacy-related barriers; economic distress; cultural or social isolation; physical or attitudinal barriers; racism; discrimination on the basis of appearance, ethnicity, immigrant status, housing status, religious background, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression; or barriers to equal education, employment, and housing.

Goals in support of this Key Action Area are largely under Advocacy:

“deep public understanding of the value and impact of libraries of all types “

“Libraries are funded with staff and resources to meet the needs of their communities. “

Current understanding of “equity” informed by 1999 publication, “Equity of Access”, no. 5 in the ALA Action series, which starts off with the statement, “Equity of access means that all people have the information they need - regardless of age, education, ethnicity, language, income, physical limitations or geographic barriers. It means they are able to obtain information in a variety of formats - electronic, as well as print. It also means they are free to exercise their right to know without fear of censorship or reprisal.” (http://www.ala.org/advocacy/access/equityofaccess and http://www.ala.org/aboutala/missionhistory/keyactionareas/equityaction/equitybrochure)

Catch phrases in the brochure that are likely reflected in resolutions are (in no particular order)

Age

Formats, including electronic

Language diversity

Immigrant populations

Filtering, especially as tied to E-rate

Challenges include securing funding to serve diverse populations, protecting privacy, ensuring physical, social, economic access, and convincing public that library is a vital community resource

Literacy

Specific past actions referenced: advocating for funding and policies that support information access

ESEA – now ESSA

AASL’s Information Power – now Standards for the 21st Century Learner - http://www.ala.org/aasl/standards/learning

 ALA POLICIES

As Council resolutions that define policy and actions on committee or task force reports become part of the Policy Manual, these are the “equity” policy statements:

Also:Libraries: An American Value, adopted 1999 - http://www.ala.org/advocacy/intfreedom/statementspols/librariesamerican

RESOLUTIONS

Resolutions that might be of interest

http://www.ala.org/aboutala/sites/ala.org.aboutala/files/content/governance/council/council_documents/2014_annual_conference_documents/cd_43_resol_n_suppt_%20of%20airforce_libs_62814_act.pdf – Resolution in Support of Stable Funding for Air Force Libraries (no new policy)

http://www.ala.org/aboutala/sites/ala.org.aboutala/files/content/governance/council/council_documents/2012an_council_docus/cd_41_school_libresolution.pdf  - Resolution that School Libraries and Librarians are Critical to Educational Success

http://www.ala.org/aboutala/sites/ala.org.aboutala/files/content/governance/council/council_documents/2010annual_council_docus/cd_20_5_20_11_legisl.pdf

ALA CD#20.6, Resolution to Increase Funding for  Improving Literacy through School Libraries Programs to a $100 Million, and CD#20.7, A Resolution to Include School Librarians in the Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

We greatly appreciate the assistance of Karen Muller, MLS; Librarian and Knowledge Management Specialist for the American Library Association.

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