Latest From All Groups
in ACRL RBMS Membership and Professional Development Committee (Rare Books and Manuscripts Section)
in Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT)
SustainRT Annaul Meeting, June 28, 2014, ALA Annual Las Vegas
Present: Ashley Jones, Coordinator; Madeleine Charney, Coordinator Elect; Eileen Harrington, Member at Large; Carrie Moran; Marcia Bailey; Jennifer Gallant, ALA Councilor for SustainRT; Beth Filar Williams; Kim Kane; Heather Hayashi; Matthew Bollerman, Secretary; Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Member at Large; Arlene Hopkins; Mindy Reed; Betsy Evans, Treasurer; Andrew Peters; Mary Beth Lock and Kate Hutchens
Meeting was called to order at 1:05 pm by Ashley Jones.
A guided imagery was conducted by Madeleine.
Ashley presented a brief history of the roundtable formation and made introductions. It was reported that there are 123 members and a newly elected Board.
The finances are as follows:
Budgeted Income $1,125
Actual Income $495 – all from memberships
Actual Expenses $82 – bank fees and overhead due ALA
The roundtable has been encouraged to fundraise and increase members. A budget for the next fiscal year is needed by July 31, 2014. Matthew moved and Carrie seconded. Approved.
The draft bylaws were presented and reviewed by Eileen. On a motion by Matthew and seconded by Rebekkah they were approved.
Two exercises were conducted; one was to determine what success of the roundtable looks like. The second was to determine who would take on leading the projects to achieve that success.
Two representatives from SRRT, Mike Marlin and Al Kagan visited with the group and asked us to help them with resolutions for ALA Council regarding petroleum divestment. Matthew spoke and asked for some time as SustainRT is just starting.
Meeting adjourned at 2:30 pm.
in ACRL IS Teaching Methods Committee (Instruction Section)
ACRL Instruction Section
Teaching Methods Committee
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Noon-1 p.m. MDT
I. Welcome and introductions.
II. Additions to the agenda.
IV. Recap of 2013-2014 committee activities and outcomes.
V. Discussion: 2014-2015 committee activities.
See year end report: http://connect.ala.org/node/226995 (private to committee)
If you wish to attend the meeting as a non-member guest, please contact the Chair in advance for details: Merinda McLure email@example.com.
in RUSA Committee and Section Reports
in RUSA Board of Directors (Reference and User Services Association)
in Dance Librarians Discussion Group (ACRL Arts)
Dance Librarians Discussion Group minutes
ALA Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Las Vegas Convention Center, N234
Sunday, June 29, 2014, 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Attendees: Tara Davis (Dance Heritage Coalition), Sara DeWaay (University of Michigan), Sara Harrington (Ohio University), Ginny Heinrich (Macalester College), Lindsay King (Yale University), Robert Labaree (University of Southern California), Leza Madsen (Western Washington University), and Helice Koffler (University of Washington)
- We immersed ourselves in Las Vegas lore and dance with our special guests Su Kim Chung, Head Special Collections Public Services at the University of Las Vegas and Nancy Hardy, a former Las Vegas showgirl, who has been assisting UNLV in its farsighted efforts to document the popular entertainment industry.
- Su Kim discussed several of UNLV’s most notable archival collections relating to dance, including the extensive papers of Donn Arden, one of the legendary producers of many of the most extravagant Las Vegas production shows (including the still-running Jubilee!) and Bill Moore, another important producer. A great deal of material related to dance and dancers also can be found in the records of such now-vanished casino hotels, as the Dunes, Sands, and the Thunderbird. Selected items, including costume sketches by designers like Bob Mackie, Pete Menefee, Josephine Spinedi, and José Luis V iñas have been digitized and form the core of the extensive Showgirls digital collection.
- Nancy discussed her dance training, which included a Ford Foundation scholarship to the San Francisco Ballet. Too tall to continue as a ballerina, Nancy came with a friend to Las Vegas to audition for one of the shows, and wound up falling in love with the place and having one of the longest careers of any dancer in the history of Las Vegas production shows. Nancy performed as a showgirl and dancer in the Stardust Hotel's Lido de Paris, Tropicana Hotel's Folies Bergere, and Jubilee! at Bally's Hotel and Casino. She also served as dance captain at the Stardust, training replacement dancers and serving as a swing. In lieu of PowerPoint, Nancy thoughtfully brought along memorabilia from her collection, including a much-repaired set of dancing shoes, a scrapbook album, which contained the insoles she had worn out in a two-week period from all the climbing up and down stairs involved in the production, and a snapshot of her taken by Frank Rothstein, the owner of the Stardust (the real life inspiration for the character Robert De Niro plays in Casino) early in her career. Nancy also has conducted several of the oral histories contained in the All that Jazz collection at UNLV.
- Helice announced that Felicity Brown, University of Maryland, would be the next Dance Librarians Discussion Group convener. Also joining her will be: Karen Beavers, University of La Verne, Nina Bozak, The Historic New Orleans Collection, Jaimie Beth Colvin, Pepperdine University, Madeleine Fix-Hansen, and Catherine Oravet, Auburn University.
Helice Koffler, firstname.lastname@example.org
in RUSA BRASS (Business Reference and Services Section)
RUSA-BRASS Program - Mad Men: The Business of Advertising
Many companies spend millions on advertising their brands and products, yet data can be hard to find. Specialized sources, available at many large libraries, focus on these statistics. The information they contain can be used by business students, researchers, or the general public. In addition, media planning, a component of a company's marketing plan, will be covered. Entrepreneurs need information on placing ads (and on how much it costs); reference librarians assisting these users will find the content of the program very useful.
Wendy Diamond, Business and Economics Librarian, California State University, Chico.
Dale Skarl, Search Engine Marketing Manager for MGM Resorts International
The session kicks off with breakfast, 8:00am-8:30am, sponsored by S&P Capital IQ.
Ms. Diamond's online guide is at: http://libguides.csuchico.edu/BRASS_Advertising_Sources
Summary of the presentations - please see file below.
in Academic Library Services to International Students (ACRL - Association of College and Research Libraries)