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WHAT: New Discoveries in Reference: RUSA/RSS 23rd Annual Reference Research Forum
WHEN: Sunday, June 25th, 10:30-11:30 am
Come join the RUSA RSS Research and Statistics Committee for a lively presentation of exciting new research in the field of reference services. Our presenters, selected using a blind review process, will discuss findings from their current original research projects. The Reference Research Forum continues to be one of the most popular and valuable programs during the ALA Annual Conference.
Research Consultations and Student Success, Ann Roselle, Faculty LibrarianPhoenix College, speaker
Based on original research applying the amework for Information Literacy, this presentation explores the question: What common themes occur in research consultations? Patterns emerged from analysis of 522 field notes recorded by a team of librarians after consultations, along with in-depth telephone interviews with librarians at other institutions. Within and beyond information literacy concepts, librarians establish connections with students that range from explaining research as inquiry to preventing course withdrawals. This presentation proposes that academic librarians can positively affect student retention by intentionally leveraging relationship-building opportunities in the research consultation context.
Analyzing Data Consultations: What Liaisons can Learn about Users' Data Needs and Use of Tools, Wenli Gao, Communication, Sociology, and Anthropology Librarian, University of Houston, speaker. Co-researchers: Lisa Martin, Coordinator of Business Research and Outreach, and Irene Ke, Psychology & Social Work Librarian (University of Houston)
As more academic libraries start to offer data services, liaison librarians find themselves needing to improve their data consultation skills. This study analyzed email and in-person data consultation transactions for the academic year 2014-2015 and conducted content analysis to dig deeper into the questions and answers. The results of this study would provide librarians with insights of users’ data service needs and help librarians focus professional development on tools and resources that are most relevant for users.
‘Is it a journal title, or what?’ Mitigating Microaggressions in Virtual Reference, Marie Radford, Ph.D. Professor and Director, Ph.D. Program, Communication, Information and Library Studies, Rutgers University, speaker. Co-researchers: Vanessa Kitzie, Doctoral Candidate, Rutgers University, Lynn Silipigni Connaway, OCLC, Diana Floegel, MI- LIS Student, Rutgers University
Microaggressions are intentional or non-intentional verbal, behavioral and environmental indignities towards marginalized individuals. Microaggressions are subtle, nuanced, and difficult to detect and address, especially in virtual environments. This presentation reports results from qualitative content analysis of a large, longitudinal, random sample of QuestionPoint virtual reference service (VRS) sessions (drawn from 2006, 2010, and 2016). In this time of heightened online conflict, attendees will be provided with research-based examples and guidelines to help them to both recognize microaggressions and to minimize them to enhance service excellence.
Event Scheduler Link: http://bit.ly/2n9OP8x
Call for Proposals: Venture Capital/Private Equity Research and Resources (Special Issue of Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship)by Twanna Hodge on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 10:26 am
The Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship is planning a special issue on Venture Capital & Private Equity research and resources – Proposals due by April 17, 2017; Submissions due June 15th, 2017.
Proposal Process: Email a brief proposal - no more than 500 words - describing work-in-progress or proposed work to Celia Ross and Lisa O’Connor (contact info below)
Venture Capital & Private Equity research & resources
Data around venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) and other investments and deals play a large role in the entrepreneurial and business research landscape. However, the data sources are complex and varied. This journal issue aims to explore the creative ways business & finance librarians are staying informed on this topic, how they are teaching others about this topic and how they are incorporating VC and PE resources into their work overall.
This special issue offers a platform for librarians to discuss VC & PE topics as they relate to library research. Subject coverage includes but is not limited to VC & PE and other deal databases, outreach and instruction in these topics, use of VC & PE resources outside of the classroom (e.g. with Office of Tech Transfer, Investment Clubs, Entrepreneurial programs, etc.)
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Original Research
● Evaluation of VC and PE data sources
● Evaluation of instruction or outreach in using VC & PE resources
● Innovative approaches to teaching and learning using VC & PE resources
● Challenges related to utilizing VC & PE resources across campus groups
2. Case Studies
● Best strategies for integrating VC & PE resources into the curriculum
● Best practices for developing and promoting VC & PE resources to institution
NOTE: Non-empirical papers and case studies are welcome, as are reviews of databases and books and other sources of information in this area.
● Proposal submission (● Notification of decision: April 28, 2017
● Full paper or review submission: June 15, 2017
● Final acceptance notification: July 1, 2017
● Publication: December, 2017
Senior Associate Librarian
University of Michigan, Ross School of Business
Associate Professor and Chair, Library & Information Studies
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
The Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship is a refereed journal covering the business information needs of special libraries, academic libraries, and public libraries, as well as information services and centers outside of the traditional library setting. The journal is international in scope, reflecting the multinational and international scope of the business community today. The immediate focus of the journal is practice-oriented articles, but it also provides an outlet for new empirical studies on business librarianship and business information. Aside from articles, this journal offers valuable statistical and meeting reports, literature and media reviews, Web site reviews, and interviews.
ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation
Session 2: May 1-26, 2017
Four-week online course that introduces participants to the principles, policies and practices of preservation in libraries and archives. It is designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all levels of responsibility. Provides tools to begin extending the useful life of library collections.
Preservation as a formal library function, and how it reflects and supports the institutional mission
The primary role of preventive care, including good storage conditions, emergency planning, and careful handling of collections
The history and manufacture of physical formats and how this impacts on preservation options
Standard methods of care and repair, as well as reformatting options
Challenges in preserving digital content and what the implications are for the future of scholarship
Who Should Attend
Designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all levels of responsibility. Provides tools to begin extending the useful life of library collections.
Donia Conn, Preservation Consultant for Cultural Heritage Collections
Dawn Aveline, Preservation Officer, UCLA
Karen O’Connell, Preservation Coordinator, Georgetown University Library
Julie Mosbo, William and Susan Ouren Preservation Librarian, Texas A&M University Libraries
Jacob Nadal, Executive Director, ReCAP, Princeton University Library
Annie Peterson, Preservation Librarian, Tulane University
Roger Smith, University of California - San Diego
Peter D. Verheyen, Syracuse University Library
$109 ALCTS Member and $139 Non-member
This course is one-third of the Collection Management elective course approved by the Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSCP).Collection Management Elective FAQ
For additional details and access to the registration link, please go to: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/fpres/ol_templ
For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email email@example.com. For all other questions or comments related to the web courses, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Journal of New Librarianship’s Innovation Column editors are seeking proposals for the next issue of the journal.
Deadline is May 1, 2017.
We are seeking submissions of 500 – 1000 words in length that cover practical approaches to topics such as fostering a culture of innovation, design thinking applications, change management, disruptive innovation, succession planning, communication in the multigenerational workforce, diversity fellowships, appreciative inquiry, and related areas.
If you are interested, please complete our submission form at https://goo.gl/forms/AW38zMOrs7auP1wP2 by May 1 with a short summary of your proposed idea and we will get back to you by the week of May 22.
Cinthya Ippoliti and Matt Upson
Editorial Board Members, Journal of New Librarianship
ALSC Student Membership Task Force (virtual meeting, Google Hangouts)
iday, March 14, 2017 3:00 p.m. CST
1. Welcome and Introductions
Appoint volunteer to take minutes/attendance – Patrick
Introductions/Attendees – Andrea, Aimee, Ted, and Patrick
Revisions/Additions to Agenda – NONE
2. Communication with Recipients
First email out – to incorporate into blog post
Not a huge response
Andrea – 1
Ted – 1
Patrick – 3-4
How frequent should we communicate?
Once a month seems too much
At least at a two-month minimum
Or when something comes up
Point new members to new aspects of library community building opportunity
ALA Think Tank
ALSC networking events at ANNUAL
Ribbon? Pitch idea to Aimee
We need to make a google doc of what we want to share
Get ALA What’s Happening from Aimee in March
Andrea will set a Google Drive table with varying dates to send out communications…
Add a column of when people are contacted on the recipients spreadsheet – so no one is missed
3. Blog post:
It’s great – thanks Andrea!
There will be a photo attached – see email by Andrea
4. Q&A and Other Business:
Ask new members to participate in selecting a new member ribbon?
Slogan? What should it say?
Ted – “The Future of ALSC”
5. Next Meeting Dates
iday, April 14, 2017 3:00pm CST Google Hangouts - *tentative*
iday, May 19, 2017 3:00pm CST Google Hangouts
iday, June 9, 2017 3:00pm CST Google Hangouts
The ALCTS Collection Development Librarians of Academic Libraries Interest Group is extending a call for panel presentations for its Annual Meeting in Chicago on Saturday, June 24 om 3:00–4:00 (room TBD).
The theme is Transforming: E-Books & Collections.
We are looking for proposals for panel presentations that consider the ethical issues of e-book collections.We are particularly interested in proposals that include discussion of issues related to diversity & inclusion in purchasing choices, accessibility of e-books, restrictions on use, or the relationship between e-book collection development and the Framework for Information Literacy.
Submit questions and/or complete proposals to email@example.com by 16 April.
Focus of presentation:
Are you presenting research or theory:
At the 2017 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, the Board of Directors of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) endorsed the “Core Competencies for Cataloging and Metadata Professional Librarians.” The Cataloging Competencies Task Force of the ALCTS Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS) Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group was commissioned to define a baseline of core competencies for LIS professionals in the cataloging and metadata field. The Task Force was chaired by Bruce J. Evans, assistant director for delivery services at Baylor University.
The "Core Competencies for Cataloging and Metadata Professional Librarians" defines competencies in broad terms to acknowledge the wide variety of work performed by cataloging and metadata professionals in libraries of all types and sizes, regardless of developments in standards or technologies. The document is useful to managers and supervisors in their hiring, assessment, and review decisions, to library and information science students in making informed educational and internship choices and to library and information science educators for curriculum and course development.
In creating the competencies, the Task Force acknowledges that metadata professionals are responsible for advancing diversity issues within the broader information community. Metadata creators must possess awareness of their own worldviews, and work at identifying where those views exclude other human experiences. Development of inclusive metadata standards or best practices is a competency that should be developed over the course of a career.
Metadata creation competencies for specialized library communities, such as serials, audiovisual, music and rare and special collections, are not covered in the document. However, specialized metadata communities are encouraged to build on these competencies.