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by Abigail Elder on Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 10:01 pm
in RUSA RSS Library Service to Aging Population (Reference Services Section)

Use this as a landing page for uploading minutes.  Simply click on the Edit tab, then scroll down to Add File Attachments (below).  We will collect minutes here.

Online Doc Community Conversations: Dialogues with the Oak Park Community (A Report to the Board of Trustees)

by David Seleb on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 10:32 am
in October 2013 Public Innovator Lab Cohort

Attached is a report that I prepared for my board of trustees about my initial experiences with Community Conversations in Oak Park, Illinois.

Discussion Join AERA REISL SIG

by Ann Ewbank on Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 04:17 pm
in AASL ESLS (Educators of School Librarians Section)

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is a vital outlet for disseminating school library research to the broader educational community. AERA has a Special Interest Group dedicated to school library research: Research, Education, Information, and School Libraries (REISL). AERA is a key venue for disseminating our research.

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is a vital outlet for disseminating school library research to the broader educational community. AERA has a Special Interest Group dedicated to school library research: Research, Education, Information, and School Libraries (REISL). AERA is a key venue for disseminating our research.

We have recently learned that if we do not increase membership in the SIG, it will be dissolved effective September 30, 2014. Therefore we are asking you to consider joining AERA and the REISL SIG. To join, please go to http://www.aera.net/Membership/JoinorRenew/tabid/10230/Default.aspx. During the process, select the Research, Education, Information and School Libraries SIG (#166). Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for lending your support in keeping school library research part of the broader educational conversation.

Ann Ewbank

AERA REISL SIG Chair (2014-2015)

ann.ewbank@asu.edu

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Online Doc Sign up for the ALCTS 'Library Preservation Today!' virtual preconference

by Charles Wilt-IL (staff) on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 08:22 am
in ALCTS

The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to offer Library Preservation Today!, a virtual preconference presented by instructors from our popular "Fundamentals of Preservation" Web course. Registration is open, so sign up early to make sure you get a spot.

The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to offer Library Preservation Today!, a virtual preconference presented by instructors from our popular "Fundamentals of Preservation" Web course. Registration is open, so sign up early to make sure you get a spot.

This three-day (June 16 - 18) virtual preconference introduces the fundamentals of managing preservation efforts in libraries, archives and historical societies.  At the end of this preconference, participants will value preservation as a formal library function and how it reflects and supports the institutional mission; appreciate the primary role of preventive care, including good storage conditions, in extending the useful life of collections and understand some of the challenges in preserving digital content and what the implications are for the future of scholarship.

Session 1
Introduction to Library Preservation
Monday, June 16,  1 – 2 p.m. Central, 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern, noon – 1 p.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. – noon Pacific
Presenter: Karen E.K. Brown, State University of New York - Albany

Session 2
Environmental Monitoring and Control
Tuesday, June 17, 1 – 2 p.m. Central, 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern, noon – 1 p.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. – noon Pacific
Presenter: Julie Mosbo, Texas A&M University

Session 3
Preserving Digital Collections: An Overview
Wednesday, June 18, 1 – 2 p.m. Central, 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern, noon – 1 p.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. – noon Pacific
Presenter: Peter Verheyen, Syracuse University Libraries and Conservator in Private Practice

Registration Fees:  (Register for one session or all three sessions.)
ALCTS member or international member: $103 entire preconference; $43 for one session
Group ALCTS member: $238 entire preconference; $99 for one session
Non-member: $142 entire preconference; $59 for one session
Group non-member: $310 entire preconference; $129 for one session
Student member or retired member: $50 entire preconference; $20 for one session

The one-time registration fee includes access to the live virtual presentation, as well as unlimited access to the webcast.

How to Register
To register for this virtual preconference, complete the online registration form.

Contact
For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1 (800) 545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org.

For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Continuing Education and Program Manager at 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 5034, or jreese@ala.org.

See the ALCTS website for information about other ALCTS events, including "Creating Successful Scholarly Communication with an Institutional Repository: Just Say Yes," an ALCTS virtual preconference from June 10-12.

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Online Doc ALCTS Virtual Preconference focuses on creating successful scholarly communication with an institutional repository

by Charles Wilt-IL (staff) on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 08:20 am
in ALCTS

The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) will present a three-day (June 10-12) virtual preconference designed to inform and inspire attendees to "just say yes" to developing or expanding scholarly communication programs on their own campuses and to identify content recruitment opportunities for library-supported publishing and institutional repositories.

The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) will present a three-day (June 10-12) virtual preconference designed to inform and inspire attendees to "just say yes" to developing or expanding scholarly communication programs on their own campuses and to identify content recruitment opportunities for library-supported publishing and institutional repositories.

Sessions 1 and 2 describe how Oregon State University Libraries has successfully integrated its institutional repository into faculty research and scholarship activities and has used SHERPA/RoMEO to successfully engage with faculty.

Session 3 teaches participants how a simple journal host at the University of South Florida Tampa Library evolved into a full-fledged publishing repository for books, textbooks, conferences, datasets and open-access journals.

Session 1
Just Say Yes: the Opportunistic Institutional Repository
Tuesday, June 10,  1 – 2 p.m. Central, 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern, noon – 1 p.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. – noon Pacific
Presented by Sue Kunda, Oregon State University

Session 2
Creating Scholar Commons: A Case Study in Publishing Repository Success
Wednesday, June 11,  1 – 2 p.m. Central, 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern, noon – 1 p.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. – noon Pacific
Presented by Rebel Cummings-Sauls, USF Tampa Library and Ann Taylor, bepress

Session 3
Engaging Faculty in Your Scholarly Communication Program: SHERPA/RoMEO and Web of Science to the Rescue
Thursday, June 12,  1 – 2 p.m. Central, 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern, noon – 1 p.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. – noon Pacific
Presented by Sue Kunda, Oregon State University and Deanne Bruner, Oregon State University

Registration Fees:  (Register for one session or all three sessions.)
ALCTS member or international member: $103 entire preconference; $43 for one session
Group ALCTS member: $238 entire preconference; $99 for one session
Non-member: $142 entire preconference; $59 for one session
Group non-member: $310 entire preconference; $129 for one session
Student member or retired member: $50 entire preconference; $20 for one session

The one-time registration fee includes access to the live virtual presentation, as well as unlimited access to the webcast.

How to Register
To register for this virtual preconference, complete the online registration form.  ALCTS Event Code: VP1

Contact
For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1 (800) 545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org.

For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Continuing Education and Program Manager at 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 5034, or jreese@ala.org.

See the ALCTS website for information about other ALCTS events, including "Library Preservation Today!," an ALCTS virtual preconference from June 16-18.

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Online Doc Rise of the introverts: Leverage your quiet influence

by Charles Wilt-IL (staff) on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 08:18 am
in ALCTS

Is the rise of the quiet influencer the future face of business? Some may think the way to get things done is by being the loudest or the most charismatic, but these and other introverts have found success leading quietly: Tim Cook, Condoleezza Rice and Michael Dell. Now, more than ever, are we recognizing the need for those who can get things done in different ways? 

Is the rise of the quiet influencer the future face of business? Some may think the way to get things done is by being the loudest or the most charismatic, but these and other introverts have found success leading quietly: Tim Cook, Condoleezza Rice and Michael Dell. Now, more than ever, are we recognizing the need for those who can get things done in different ways? 

International speaker and executive coach Jennifer Kahnweiler says yes. Hear more from Jennifer Kahnweiler at the ALCTS President’s Program (an Auditorium Speaker Series event) at 10:30 a.m.on Monday, June 30,  in the Las Vegas Convention Center, room N249 during the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

In her new book, "Quiet Influence: The Introvert’s Guide to Making a Difference" (Berrett-Koehler, April 2013), Kahnweiler proves that introverts can be highly effective influencers when they use their natural strengths instead of trying to act like extroverts.  In a world where extroverts seem to rule and introverts may feel powerless, Kahnweiler says there is more than one way to have some sway, noting that even extroverts can learn a few things from their quiet co-workers. 

“People often think that a big, vibrant, personality is needed to succeed in the business world, but that simply is not true. It is often the quiet ones who have the loudest minds,” said Kahnweiler, who holds a doctorate in counseling and organizational development.

In "Quiet Influence," Kahnweiler offers a quiz readers can use to determine their “Quiet Influence Quotient” (QIQ), in other words, what introvert qualities they possess and what they can work on. She outlines six strengths common in introverts and shows how to use those strengths to challenge the status quo, provoke new ways of thinking, effect change and continuously inspire others to move forward.

The six strengths introverts can leverage to their advantage are:

1) Take quiet time: Introverts crave a period of solitude that provides them with a powerful source of creativity and self-awareness. Prioritize quiet time and take advantage of it by scheduling it in a calendar. Dim the lights, turn off the radio and reduce distractions from technology.

2) Carefully prepare: Introverts feel more comfortable and are able to anticipate objections with preparation. Do the research and prepare answers to foresee possible speed bumps.

3) Be attentive: Listening helps introverts establish rapport and mutual understanding. Slow down, get face-to-face, observe body language, ask questions and serve as a sounding board for others.

4) Focus the conversation: Introverts excel at the serious, purpose-driven, one-on-one interactions vital for winning people over. This can spark learning, provide encouragement to others, work through conflict and more. Sometimes taking it off the e-mail page makes all the difference.

5) Write it down: Introverts use this skill to influence others through deep, authentic, well-developed arguments. Writing helps clarify what’s important to them and can motivate others to action.

6) Purposefully use social media: Introverts naturally use social media in a thoughtful and more effective way. Social media has the power to develop and grow relationships, achieve visibility and mobilize people.  It also gives us the chance to teach and learn.

Jennifer Kahnweiler is an international speaker and executive coach whose clients include General Electric Co., AT&T Inc., the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and NASA. Her first book, "The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength" (Berrett-Koehler, June 2009), has sold more than 20,000 copies and has been translated into multiple languages. Kahnweiler is a board certified coach, holds the Certified Speaking Professional designation awarded by the National Speakers Association and is actively involved in the Global Speakers Association.

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Online Doc Across the U.S. and beyond, Preservation Week begins on Sunday

by Charles Wilt-IL (staff) on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 08:16 am
in ALCTS

Celebrate the 5th annual Preservation Week, starting Sunday, April 27 through Saturday, May 3. This national awareness campaign, a  presentation of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), was developed to  promote the understanding and importance of care for personal and community cultural heritage collections, whether they be books, documents, photographs, textiles, paintings, sculptures, furniture and decorative arts or whatever any person or community collects.

Celebrate the 5th annual Preservation Week, starting Sunday, April 27 through Saturday, May 3. This national awareness campaign, a  presentation of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), was developed to  promote the understanding and importance of care for personal and community cultural heritage collections, whether they be books, documents, photographs, textiles, paintings, sculptures, furniture and decorative arts or whatever any person or community collects.

Libraries are the perfect place to share preservation information and libraries across the U.S. and beyond will celebrate Preservation Week  with:

  • scanning snapshots and memories in Michigan;
  • special care for military collectibles in Hawaii;
  • Ethiopic illuminated manuscript at Brown University;
  • screenings of a restored 1914 film, "The Boy Mayor," in Oregon;
  • photos from daguerreotype to digital in Hong Kong;
  • microbes and digitization at University of British Columbia and;
  • eight separate events at New York Public library, their largest offering of Preservation Week events to date.

See the online Event Map for details and more events. It’s never too late to add your event—share how you celebrate.

Always a popular part of Preservation Week are the free webinars. This year, there are two webinars available:

  • Low-Cost Ways to Preserve Family Archives (Tuesday, April 29). Presented by Karen E. K. Brown, preservation librarian for the University at Albany, SUNY University Libraries. What can we do to protect our collectables from damage even if we don’t think we have a perfect place to keep them? Learn about possible risks from handling and the environment, and practical, inexpensive ideas to keep collections safe to help ensure what you have can be shared for many years to come. ALCTS thanks Archival Products for sponsoring this webinar and supporting Preservation Week.
  • Preserving Scrapbooks (Thursday, May 1).  Presented by Melissa Tedone, conservator at Iowa State University Library. Scrapbooks can be challenging to preserve since they often contain a diversity of materials. Learn about common problems with long-term preservation of scrapbooks  and identify the most stable materials and bindings for new scrapbooks. ALCTS thanks Gaylord for sponsoring this webinar and supporting Preservation Week.

Registration is required for each webinar, but there is no charge. The sessions begin at 1 p.m. CDT and will last about one hour.

If you’re not able to get to the library next week, pose your most vexing preservation question to our  preservation professional in the “Dear Donia” preservation advice column. Every question becomes an entry in our raffle for a free Document Preservation Kit from Hollinger Metal Edge.

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Discussion Concerns and Commendations

by Jonna Ashley (staff) on Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 03:21 pm
in AASL Affiliate Assembly

Hello Affiliate Assembly,

This is a friendly reminder that concerns and commendations are due to your regional representatives no later than May 15th. Regional representatives will then pass your reports along to the Affiliate Assembly Chair who will prepare them for the approval process at ALA Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. All of the information that you need is available on the AASL website here:

http://www.ala.org/aasl/working-with#affils

Hello Affiliate Assembly,

This is a friendly reminder that concerns and commendations are due to your regional representatives no later than May 15th. Regional representatives will then pass your reports along to the Affiliate Assembly Chair who will prepare them for the approval process at ALA Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. All of the information that you need is available on the AASL website here:

http://www.ala.org/aasl/working-with#affils

http://www.ala.org/aasl/about/affils/concerns

http://www.ala.org/aasl/about/affils/commend

If you are unsure of who your regional representative is, or how to contact them, please send your reports directly to me (jashley@ala.org) and I will make sure they get into the right hands.

Thank you!

Jonna

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Discussion 2013-2014 Committee Chair Progress Reports

by Kirby McCurtis on Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 04:09 pm
in New Members Round Table (NMRT) Board and Committee Chairs

In order to submit your progress report, please add a comment at the bottom of this post rather than creating a separate post or document for your report.  This way, it will be easy for the Secretary to find the report and make sure it is linked with the list below:

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