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Do you approve for ACRL to not administer the ARL data survey in 2015 and approve using as the ACRL Academic Library Trends & Stats survey instrument for the current IPEDS AL component augmented with key data from the 2012 NCES Academic Library Survey?by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 08:52 am
in ACRL Board of Directors (Association of College and Research Libraries)
in RUSA Website Review Task Force
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RUSA Website Review Task Force
March 3, 2015 2-3pm CST
Conference Call Agenda
- Announcements/Nesting (5 min)
- Announcements from the group?
- Discussion: Vision (15 min)
By promoting and celebrating the work of RUSA's committees and each of its sections, the RUSA website will clearly illustrate that RUSA is the professional association of choice for anyone who cares about connecting people to information. RUSA members will be able to easily access the tools and resources they need to actively participate in the work of RUSA and will find a gateway to valuable content that will support their professional development and career advancement. The RUSA website will welcome all and provide a straightforward pathway for joining and engaging with RUSA.
Outcome: Vote for approval given what suggested edits.
- Discussion: Personas (30 min)
Outcome: Vote for approval given suggested edits.
- Discussion: User Research and Content Strategy (10 min)
Expected Outcome: Content and functionality needs document outlining what RUSA, its sections, and the committees would like to accomplish with the website
Outcome: Path forward for development
- Next meeting: April 7th, 2-3pm Central (1st Tuesday of the month)
Dear ALCTS Colleagues,
In conjunction with the section chair-elects, I have the privilege of making committee appointments for the upcoming 2015-2016 term. Each year the appointment process provides an opportunity to shape the future of ALCTS. By thoughtfully pairing seasoned volunteers with first-timers, we incorporate fresh ideas and cultivate future leaders into the working fabric of our association. Most of you are aware of the reward that comes from committee service, and I hope you will continue to volunteer your time and talent; you are the backbone of ALCTS, and the association’s continued success relies on you. Yet I hope you will also take this opportunity to encourage ALCTS members, longstanding and new, who have yet to experience the fulfillment of committee service to consider volunteering. It’s my view that the greatest benefit that comes from ALCTS membership is being part of a community of smart, dedicated individuals, and there is no more effective way to engage in this community than through collaborating with fellow members on meaningful work.
The appointment process will begin in the coming weeks and continue into late spring. The appointing officers will make a sincere effort to place every volunteer on a committee. To assist us, please keep these tips in mind when completing the volunteer form, which is available from the “volunteer” tab on the ALCTS homepage:
• Fill out the form completely. There is space for you to tell us about yourself. Please do so. The more we know about your talents and interests, the better we will be able to position you within the organization.
• If you’d like to volunteer, but aren’t sure where you might be best utilized, write a brief note to the appointing officer to express your interest. Ask about current openings and where you might be of service.
• Don’t turn down an appointment for a committee you did not request. Sometimes there are committees for which there are few volunteers. The appointing officer may be asking you to accept one of these positions. You’ll gain experience that will be an asset should you seek future appointments.
• Don’t forget about our Interest Groups. Each IG has openings for a chair, co-chair, vice-chair and other positions. Let the current chair know you are interested in helping out.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, thank you for being part of ALCTS. Our association thrives because of your dedication and service.
All the best,
President-elect, ALCTS, a division of the American Library Association
Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for innovation and collaboration. ALCTS presents two awards to honor individuals and/or groups whose work represents the finest achievements and leadership in collaboration and innovation.
If you are interested in nominating a candidate for either of the awards, contact the chair of that award jury. The deadline for nominations and supporting materials is Dec. 1.
- Ingram Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources Management
The Collection Management Section (CMS) presents the Ingram Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources Management, which recognizes significant and innovative contributions to electronic collections management and development practice. The award consists of a citation and $2,000 generously donated by Ingram Information Services.
Criteria for selection of the winner will be determined by the person’s achievements, including but not limited to:
- Building and managing new types of electronic collections and materials
- Addressing selection issues and processes for electronic resources
- Creating effective organizational structures for the workflow management and development of electronic resource collections
- Increasing visibility, discovery and user access to electronic library resources
Nominations should include the name, address, phone number and email address of each nominee and nominating party, a formal statement of nomination that includes a rationale, a description of any projects that the nominee has initiated and successfully completed and letters of support and endorsement. Letters of endorsement from others should provide additional evidence of the worthiness of the nominee. The number of letters of endorsement received for a nominee shall not be a determining factor in the selection process; rather, the evidence of the person’s accomplishments that fulfill the intent of the award shall be the factor considered. Self-nominations will not be accepted. Current employees of Ingram Information Services and its subsidiaries are not eligible for the award.
Nominations should be sent to: Denise Pan, chair, Ingram Coutts Award Jury, firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the Ingram Coutts Award page for more information:
- Outstanding Collaboration Citation:
This award recognizes and encourages collaborative problem-solving efforts in the areas of acquisition, access, management, preservation or archiving of library materials. It recognizes actions, services or products that improve and benefit the providing and managing of library collections. The citation may be presented to two or more individuals or groups who have participated jointly in an appropriate achievement. Accomplishments that expose problems may be as valuable as successes. The citation will be presented in a year when an achievement of merit has occurred. Recognized forms of collaboration must be between library personnel and other individuals or such groups as publishers, vendors, cultural organizations, government agencies, philanthropic organizations and the like. Results of a collaborative effort must demonstrate advancement in collection management or technical services working environments.
Send nominations, along with written justification for the citation in terms of demonstrated outcomes in work achieved through actions, services or products; how the achievement contributed to the fulfillment of needs in the work of collection management or technical services and any other factors relevant to the merit of the achievement and two letters of recommendation to: Ginger Williams, chair, Citation Jury, email@example.com
Visit the Outstanding Collaboration page for more information:
Have you ever wondered what ALCTS could do for you? If you’re into acquisitions, collection development and management, preservation, cataloging and metadata, or continuing resources (serials), and so on, you’ve got a place in ALCTS! The ALCTS 101 webinar is your chance to meet ALCTS officers and members just like you and find out what ALCTS is all about, all from the comfort of your own computer.
Join us for the first-ever ALCTS 101 webinar on Thursday, March 5 at 2:00 EST/1:00 CST/12:00 MST/11:00 PST. The ALCTS 101 webinar is FREE and open to anyone regardless of ALA or ALCTS membership status. Please register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4168881164676354817
Participants in the live webinar will be eligible to win a free ALCTS webinar. If you can’t join us live, the recording will be freely available from the ALCTS Youtube channel shortly afterwards.
The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is seeking an editor for its Monographs collection of publications. This three year appointment comes with a stipend to support travel to ALA Midwinter and Annual Conference. The position is available starting no later than July 1, 2015. An earlier start date may be considered. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a resume and letter of interest with particular attention to your background as an editor to Genevieve S. Owens, Chair, ALCTS Monographs Editor Search Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for applications is March 18, 2015. Only electronic submissions will be considered.
ALCTS Monographs is a collection of digital and print-on-demand publications intended to focus on issues related to technical services and collections in the broadest context. Monographs publishes titles from a wide range of sources, including individually submitted ideas and solicited manuscripts.
The ALCTS Monographs Editor, works in close conjunction with many groups within ALCTS (most notably its Publications Committees), sets strategic direction for the collection, and identifies promising topics, authors, and programmatic events for inclusion in one of the titles under their editorship. The editor also works closely with the editor of Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS) and the editor of the ALCTS News identifying items for their respective publishing venues and coordinating solicitation of papers.
The Editor is responsible for producing multiple titles for the collection in any given year. The Editor manages the work with the authors to produce quality and timely digital and print-on-demand publications in the shortest possible timeframe. The Editor is responsible for the overall coordination of the publishing process. The Editor manages the acquisition, development, and approval of manuscripts through an editorial board and editorial production with the Publications Manager in the ALCTS Office. The editorial board does most of its work virtually and may also meet at both the Annual Conference and Midwinter. The Editor is expected to attend all meetings and serves as chair of the board. The Editor provides counsel and support for authors. This work requires regular and tactful communication with authors, editors, and liaisons to see the process through to completion.
The editor serves as a voting, ex-officio member of the ALCTS Publications Committee and is expected to participate in its work, virtually and in person.
The editor is appointed for a three-year, renewable term and receives a stipend to support travel to the ALA Annual Conference and the Midwinter Meeting. The Editor must be an ALCTS member. Experience with association or non-profit publishing is required. Experience with digital or print-on-demand publishing is highly desirable.
The search committee will conduct interviews by phone after the deadline. To apply for this position, send a C.V. or resume, along with a letter including information about previous editorial experience by March 18, 2015 to:
Genevieve S. Owens
Chair, ALCTS Monographs Editor Search Committee
Only electronic application submissions will be considered.