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Discussion Call for Virtual Midwinter Presentations - Enhancing Instruction with Mobile Devices.

by Laurie Bridges on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 05:28 pm
in Mobile Computing Interest Group (LITA - Library & Information Technology Association)

Call for Virtual Participation: American Library Association LITA Mobile Computing Interest Group Presentations

Date & Time:  1 week prior to ALA Mid-Winter Meeting (January)
Location: Virtual/Online 

***This “meeting" is virtual and held one week prior to Mid-Winter -Physical attendance IS NOT required.***

Call for Virtual Participation: American Library Association LITA Mobile Computing Interest Group Presentations

Date & Time:  1 week prior to ALA Mid-Winter Meeting (January)
Location: Virtual/Online 

***This “meeting" is virtual and held one week prior to Mid-Winter -Physical attendance IS NOT required.***

The LITA Mobile Computing Interest Group seeks 4-5 short presentations (15 minutes each) on “Enhancing Library Instruction with Mobile Devices” for the upcoming ALA Mid-Winter Conference .  This conference is virtual and held one week prior to Mid-Winter - physical attendance IS NOT required.
 
We are looking for presentations about what you’ve done, what you plan to do, best practices, or other topics related to instruction and mobile devices. All presentations suggestions will be considered.

To submit your presentation topic for consideration, please fill out the online form before October 1, 2014http://osuvalleylibrary.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0Osu607ShBPrKDj

 

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Online Doc Questions to ask on the survey

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Mon, Aug 18, 2014 at 01:59 pm
in ALA Connect Survey Subcommittee

I took a first pass at coming up with questions for the Connect user survey, in no particular order. Please edit this document to fix language, add or remove questions, list questions in a different order, etc. There are a couple of similar questions, so we can keep the one we think gives us the best feedback.

We can discuss issues/concerns in the comments.

Once we have a final set of questions, I can create the survey in SurveyMonkey for review. - Jenny

I took a first pass at coming up with questions for the Connect user survey, in no particular order. Please edit this document to fix language, add or remove questions, list questions in a different order, etc. There are a couple of similar questions, so we can keep the one we think gives us the best feedback.

We can discuss issues/concerns in the comments.

Once we have a final set of questions, I can create the survey in SurveyMonkey for review. - Jenny


  1. What do you like best about Connect?
    [Comment box]
  2. Which features are most valuable to you?
    [Comment box]
  3. What do you find most frustrating about Connect?
    [Comment box]
  4. The thing I find most confusing about Connect is:
    [Comment box]
  5. If you could change one thing about Connect what would it be and how would you change it?
    [Comment box]
  6. What was the reason for your most recent visit to Connect?
    [Comment box]
  7. Were you able to do what you needed to do on that visit? [Radio buttons]
    Yes
    Partially
    No
    Other | If you selected "Other," please specify:
  8. Which tools do you use the most on the site? [Checkboxes]
    Calendar Events
    Chat
    Commenting via email
    Discussions
    Files
    Follow groups I'm not part of
    Meeting requests
    Member search
    MentorConnect
    Online Docs
    Opportunities Exchange
    Pictures
    Polls
    Other | If you selected "Other," please specify:
  9. Please rate the usefulness of the following features on Connect [Matrix]
    Extremely useful
    Very useful
    Moderately useful
    Slightly useful
    Not at all useful
    Haven't used this feature

    Calendar events
    Chat
    Commenting via email
    Discussion forums - committees, divisions, round tables
    Discussion forums - communities
    Email notifications of new content
    Group subject headings
    Meeting requests
    Member search
    MentorConnect
    Online Docs
    Opportunities Exchange
    Pictures
    Polls
    Uploading files
    Other | If you selected "Other," please specify:

  10. I'm able to find my groups easily [Agree - Disagree scale]
  11. I'm able to post content easily | [Agree - Disagree scale]
  12. I can find content easily | [Agree - Disagree scale]
  13. The site's navigation makes sense to me | [Agree - Disagree scale]
  14. Connect has helped my group do more work virtually than it used to do. | [Agree - Disagree scale]
  15. I've found useful information on Connect. [Agree - Disagree scale]
  16. I've read interesting discussions on Connect. [Agree - Disagree scale]
  17. I've participated in interesting discussions on Connect. [Agree - Disagree scale]
  18. How often do you use Connect? [Radio buttons]
    Daily - Weekly - Monthly - Quarterly - Annually - When I need to - Never
  19. How long have you been using Connect? [Radio buttons]
    Less than 1 year - 1-3 years - More than 3 years
  20. How visually appealing is the Connect website? [Radio buttons]
    Extremely appealing
    Quite appealing
    Moderately appealing
    Slightly appealing
    Not at all appealing
  21. When using Connect, how often do you find the information that you're looking for? [Radio buttons]
    Always Often Sometimes Rarely Never Other | If you selected "Other," please specify:
  22. How much do you trust the security of the Connect website? [Radio buttons]
    A great deal of trust
    A lot of trust
    A moderate amount of trust
    A little trust
    No trust at all
  23. What would cause you to use the Connect website more frequently? [Checkboxes]
    I need to understand more about Connect.
    I feel like I need training on how to use Connect.
    If I received email reminders about it from time to time.
    More content available in Connect
    If other members also used it more frequently.
    Other | If you selected "Other," please specify:
  24. What is your preferred way to learn about new features in Connect? [Checkboxes]
    Announcement on the site
    Email
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Other | If you selected "Other," please specify:
  25. Have the help documents on the site answered a question you had or helped you resolve an issue? [Radio buttons]
    Yes
    Partially
    No
    Haven't used the help documents
    Other | If you selected "Other," please specify:
  26. Have you used the contact form on the site and received a satisfactory response/resolution? [Radio buttons]
    Yes
    Partially
    No
    Haven't used the contact form
    Other | If you selected "Other," please specify:
  27. Do you have any other suggestions to improve Connect that you haven't already mentioned?
    [Comment box]
  28. Are you a member of ALA? [Radio buttons]
    Yes - No
  29. If yes, which divisions/round tables are you a member of? [Checkboxes]
    Full list
  30. Please provide your name and email address if you'd like us to follow up with you about your comments or suggestions. [Input boxes]

 

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Online Doc Instruction Section Virtual Meeting Announcement

by Stefanie Buck on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 10:58 am
in ACRL DLS (Distance Learning Section)

Distance Learning Services

Instruction Section Virtual Meeting

Stefanie Buck and Jennifer Rundels, co-chairs

 

Agenda

September 11, 2014

1-2 pm Pacific Time, 3-4 pm Eastern time

 

Distance Learning Services

Instruction Section Virtual Meeting

Stefanie Buck and Jennifer Rundels, co-chairs

 

Agenda

September 11, 2014

1-2 pm Pacific Time, 3-4 pm Eastern time

 

  1. Introductions
    1. Preferred contact information
  2. Description and Status of current project
    1. Access to current project site
  3. Where do we go from here?
    1. Publishing current project
    2. Advertising/Marketing
    3. Getting feedback
    4. Assessing use
    5. What do we consider success?
  4. Goals for the year
  5. Other
  6. Next meeting

Instructions for AdobeConnect are attached.

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Event Open, online business meeting of RSS' Education and Professional Development for Reference Committee

by Jason Coleman on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 09:40 am
in RUSA RSS Education & Professional Development for Reference (Reference Services Section)

RSS' Education and Professional Development for Reference Committee will be conducting an open, online business meeting on September 3, 2014 from 3pm-4pm (Central Time).

To join the meeting, go to https://ksu.zoom.us/j/671767278

The agenda for the meeting is:

I. Introductions

RSS' Education and Professional Development for Reference Committee will be conducting an open, online business meeting on September 3, 2014 from 3pm-4pm (Central Time).

To join the meeting, go to https://ksu.zoom.us/j/671767278

The agenda for the meeting is:

I. Introductions

II. Review of past goals and progress toward those goals

III. Update goals - if appropriate

  • Discuss possibility of sponsoring a webinar

IV. Decide whether to host discussion forum at 2015 ALA Midwinter

V. Decide on regular meeting schedule and method

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Event Heather Weltin

by Kirk MacLeod on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 10:54 pm
in IAmRUSA

IAmRUSA Interviewee for the Week of September 1st is

Heather Weltin

Ask her a question!

Online Doc Conference Proposals for ALA Annual due September 1st!

by Laura Jenemann on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 09:40 pm
in VRT (Video Round Table)

VRT is seeking program proposals for the ALA Annual conference in San Francisco, June 25-30, 2015.
 
The program committee welcomes proposals on just about anything related to video and libraries!   
 
If you’re interested in submitting a proposal, please complete the form here by September 1st:
 
http://www.ala.org/vrt/2015-annual-program-proposal-information/

Discussion ALA Committee Report: ALA Conference Committee, 2013-2014

by Mary Ghikas (staff) on Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 05:34 pm
in ALA Conference Committee

Attached, on behalf of 2013-2014 ALA Conference Committee Chair Jan Sanders, is the report on ALA Conference Committee activities in 2013-2014, through the 2014 ALA Annual Conference.

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Online Doc LITA Executive Committee Agendas & Minutes, 2007-current

by Mary Taylor on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 02:30 pm
in LITA Executive Committee

Agendas and minutes from LITA Executive Committee Meetings from 2007 through the current year are attached. For douments prior to 2007, please contact the LITA office: lita (at) ala.org.

Online Doc LITA Board Agendas & Minutes: 2007-current

by Mary Taylor on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 02:02 pm
in LITA Board of Directors

Agendas and minutes from LITA Board Meetings from 2007 through the current year are attached. For douments prior to 2007, please contact the LITA office: lita (at) ala.org.

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