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Discussion #alscchat Twitter Discussion: Your Questions Answered

by Tara Smith on Thu, Jun 18, 2015 at 04:44 pm
in Children and Technology Interest Group (ALSC)

On Thursday, July 9 at 3pm Eastern, ALSC will host a very special #alscchat. It’s the third anniversary of our Twitter chat and we’re letting you pick the topic! It’s your chance to ask any question related to youth library service and have it answered by your peers. Any topic you want: summer reading, kids and apps, storytime, whatever!

On Thursday, July 9 at 3pm Eastern, ALSC will host a very special #alscchat. It’s the third anniversary of our Twitter chat and we’re letting you pick the topic! It’s your chance to ask any question related to youth library service and have it answered by your peers. Any topic you want: summer reading, kids and apps, storytime, whatever!

To participate, you can submit a question by posting a comment in this discussion. You can also tweet your question to @alscblog using the #alscchat. The ALSC Children & Technology Committee will gather the questions and allow the public to vote on their favoritesSubmit your question by Tuesday, July 2 for voting. And don’t forget to join us on July 9 to see all of the questions and offer an answer or two!

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Online Doc 8th UN CRPD Meeting, 9-11 January 2015

by Alec McFarlane on Mon, Jul 6, 2015 at 03:19 am
in ASCLA (Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies)

This just came to my attention and I think ASCLA members will want to see the many resources, reports, and related documents that are available via this link, See:

http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?navid=15&pid=1625

Online Doc 8th UN CRPD Meeting, 9-11 January 2015

by Alec McFarlane on Mon, Jul 6, 2015 at 03:06 am
in UNITED FR (Friends Section)

United members will want to keep an eye on these developments, this link is rich with other links and resources, including in other languages.  I will follow up on this later, but my understanding at this time is that the CRPD is in limbo in the US Congress.

CRPD: Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?navid=15&pid=1625

Online Doc UN CRPD 8th Session, 9-11 June 2015

by Alec McFarlane on Mon, Jul 6, 2015 at 02:45 am
in ASCLA Bridging Deaf Cultures @ your library Interest Group

This is a quick post, I just received this link and I intend to return to the subject matter. This is the Master Document with all relevant links to various committees, papers, languages, and much more.  The CRPD, as you may recall, has yet been ratified in Congress.  Last I was there on Capitol Hill, Kerry was chair and Harkin and McCain testified in support, among others. It is in legislative limbo for all I know at this point in time.

See:

This is a quick post, I just received this link and I intend to return to the subject matter. This is the Master Document with all relevant links to various committees, papers, languages, and much more.  The CRPD, as you may recall, has yet been ratified in Congress.  Last I was there on Capitol Hill, Kerry was chair and Harkin and McCain testified in support, among others. It is in legislative limbo for all I know at this point in time.

See:

http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?navid=15&pid=1625

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Online Doc RUSA Learning Opportunities - Notes -June 27, 2015 - ALA Annual

by Mary Popp on Sun, Jul 5, 2015 at 10:26 pm
in RUSA Learning Opportunities & Knowledge Coordination Task Force

Here is the revised copy of the notes from our meeting in San Francisco.  Please take a few moments to read these, particularly if you were unable to join us for the meeting.

Our next meeting is Monday, July 20, 2015 from 1:00 - 2:15 pm Central Time.

Mary

Online Doc Meeting Minutes: June 2015

by Brian Gray on Sun, Jul 5, 2015 at 05:29 pm
in Dialogue with Directors Discussion Group (LLAMA - Library Leadership & Management Association)

Meeting Minutes: June 2015

30 attendees: Many first-timers and for the first time the majority were from public libraries.

Topics discussed:

Meeting Minutes: June 2015

30 attendees: Many first-timers and for the first time the majority were from public libraries.

Topics discussed:

  • Internationalization
    • Always keep a global perspective
    • Support for study abroad participants
    • Unique, targeted collections
  • Collaboration with other local institutions and partners
    • Find synergies
    • Encouraging the larger parent organization to get ”involved”; library to lead down that path
    • Skill development
    • Share resources
    • Public library partnering with Jr college to offer Lynda.com
    • Public and community colleges sharing collections
    • Serves for children, especially college students with kids
    • Special collections promotions in and to other library audiences
    • Not duplicating efforts of other nearby libraries
    • Library card for local audiences, such as high school students
    • Big Read grant: library managed the programs and another did the displays
    • Teaser displays in other libraries
    • Shared spaces
    • Charter schools in library buildings, performance spaces
    • Challenge keeping track of partnerships and leadership knowing of this: trying to not cannibalize own audiences or resources
    • Partnerships must be give and take
    • Asking Trustees to partner and make connections to partner
    • 3 tiers in documenting partnerships: Program agreements, partner agreements, MOUs
    • Form to keep track of proposals and partnerships
    • Get Board approvals if needed
    • Academic library: Room policy that requires library to be part of meeting or program
    • Last copy agreements
  • Mentoring staff to consider partnering
    • Reaching out to external agencies; leader made the first connection
    • Join local groups, such as Rotary (1 library paying for such memberships); group memberships possible and someone from the library always attends
    • "Outreach" librarian to target specific audiences such such as veterans and honors
  • Politics and communication of new or remodel of library
    • Scope prepared well in advance
    • Raised floors for ease
    • Fighting with architects over look versus need
    • Student contest
    • Librarians need to be in consultation
    • Fighting with architects over space for books
    • Public libraries are giving up collection spaces for collaboration spaces
    • Who picked architect determines the politics and direction
    • Consider "zones" in the Library, collaboration versus space
    • Heat map of sound (Chicago library)
    • Plan empty space for program spaces and future needs
    • "Programming" phase to hear all voices
    • Need versus wants defined
    • Sight lines considered
    • Staff discussion for staff areas and do not short change the space needed
    • Public to define public areas
    • ”community analysis”; see Wheaton Public Library
    • Focus groups, community forums
    • "Users want what you have not given them”
  • Fundraising for construction
    • Set and manage expectations early = needs
    • Raise money after plans
    • Strict separation between building and fundraising committees
    • Clearly defined decision makers
    • What is the pulse of your community?
    • Avoid design void, give ideas and data up front
  • Mentoring, preparing leaders, succession planning
    • Library schools not preparing leaders
    • Management internship program to prepare future library leaders
    • Accidental directorship
    • Board relationships, policy decisions
    • Give opportunities for people to manage others
    • Age and generation differences
    • Mentoring allows people to make mistakes safely
    • Shadowing
    • Helping people understand what skills are missing
    • Thinking broadly and strategic
    • Being a manager and a leader
    • People skills
    • Mentoring between organizations by trading people for internships
    • Projects given to build skills
    • Political skills
  • Management is tough and you will always be liked

Meeting Minutes: January 2015

About 20 in attendance in a cold, snow covered Chicago

Topics:

- See more at: http://connect.ala.org/node/235149#sthash.jEXhjhZl.dpuf

Meeting Minutes: January 2015

About 20 in attendance in a cold, snow covered Chicago

Topics:

- See more at: http://connect.ala.org/node/235149#sthash.jEXhjhZl.dpuf

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Discussion Virtual Meeting Minutes - ACRL Universal Accessibility Interest Group (UAIG)

by John Siegel on Sun, Jul 5, 2015 at 05:07 pm
in Universal Accessibility Interest Group (ACRL)

All:

 
Attached please find minutes from the ACRL Universal Accessibility Interest Group (UAIG)'s virtual meeting in mid-June. 

If you could not attend and are interested, the meeting was recorded:

To access the recorded meeting, please call (866) 612-3357.

The Conference ID is 3862346, and the Participant Passcode is 21632955.

If you have questions, please let me know.

Best-John

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All:

 
Attached please find minutes from the ACRL Universal Accessibility Interest Group (UAIG)'s virtual meeting in mid-June. 

If you could not attend and are interested, the meeting was recorded:

To access the recorded meeting, please call (866) 612-3357.

The Conference ID is 3862346, and the Participant Passcode is 21632955.

If you have questions, please let me know.

Best-John

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John Siegel, MLS | Outgoing Convener, ACRL Universal Accessibility Interest Group
Associate Professor-Student Success Librarian
University of Arkansas at Little Rock | Ottenheimer Library | Collections & Archives | 
501.682.3536 | jxsiegel@ualr.edu | ualr.edu/library

Follow us: facebook.com/ualrlib | twitter.com/ualr_library

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Online Doc Meeting Minutes: January 2015

by Brian Gray on Sun, Jul 5, 2015 at 05:01 pm
in Dialogue with Directors Discussion Group (LLAMA - Library Leadership & Management Association)

Meeting Minutes: January 2015

About 20 in attendance in a cold, snow covered Chicago

Topics:

Meeting Minutes: January 2015

About 20 in attendance in a cold, snow covered Chicago

Topics:

  • Low Staff Morale
  • Prioritization/Focus
    • Challenge: public/political ramifications
    • Preparing/encouraging staff to make changes to align with money
    • Can you answer "who are you"?
    • Physical building concerns: spaces for all
    • Tie things to strategic objectives & metrics
    • Define an annual theme
    • silo versus group think
    • People in branches identify with location first
    • Bring all parties together to hear and negotiate (i.e. budget)
    • New directors: use group decision making to learn about culture
    • Analyze existing data to make decisions
  • "Fit"
    • Is there an internal candidate?
    • intangible/feeling
    • learn from each interview; keep trying
    • fit goes both ways
    • internal candidates have the challenge of existing friendships that take new dynamics with promotion
    • look for matching passion/interests/focus
    • cultural & behavioral
    • Success can be threatening to others
    • There may be unmentioned/hidden needs of an organization
  • unions
    • Know the rules, documentation
    • Know the key people; meet with them ASAP if you get a new role
    • Effects what you can ask people to do
    • relationships are still the most important
    • read all about shared governance in preparation for an interview in an union shop
    • You need "thicker skin" as people may file grievances more often
  • Technical Services
    • not always at table in digital conversations - should be
    • skill changes
    • transition/consolidation will hurt morale, at least in short term if not longer
    • print to electronic transitions
    • "right size" of department
    • people may leave during transitions - no matter what you do
    • open communication
    • look for alternatives roles and professional matches
  • Difficult conversations upward
    • Know when to fix, recommend, or report
    • Sometimes the answer is a person must "suck it up"
    • A positive experiences such as a tour with a higher ranked person can be used to establish a relationship that may lead to more honest open conversations about negative concerns
    • employee satisfaction surveys
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