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Online Doc Fall 2014 GameRT Board Meeting Agenda

by Diane Robson on Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 09:58 am
in GameRT Board of Directors

The Board meeting will be Friday, October 24, 2014, from 2-3pm CDT.

___ Trevor Calvert
___ Amber Creger
___ Christopher Harris
___ Breanne Kirsch
___ Jenny Levine
___ Brian Mayer
___ Scott Nicholson
___ Sara Rizzo
___ Diane Robson
___ Mary Ann Venner
___ Thomas Vose

 

To join the meeting, go to http://ala.adobeconnect.com/oct-gamert-board-mtg/

Agenda:

Budget (Vose)

Committee reports:

The Board meeting will be Friday, October 24, 2014, from 2-3pm CDT.

___ Trevor Calvert
___ Amber Creger
___ Christopher Harris
___ Breanne Kirsch
___ Jenny Levine
___ Brian Mayer
___ Scott Nicholson
___ Sara Rizzo
___ Diane Robson
___ Mary Ann Venner
___ Thomas Vose

 

To join the meeting, go to http://ala.adobeconnect.com/oct-gamert-board-mtg/

Agenda:

Budget (Vose)

Committee reports:

  • IGD (Robson)
    • 2014 IGD
    • Rebranding IGD
  • Nominating Committee (Robson)
  • Membership and Promotion (No chair/Robson)
  • ALAPlay (Brian Mayer)
  • Programming and Planning (Murray)
    • Games and Learning Conference Liaison Subcommittee (No chair/Robson)
    • Game Con Liaison Subcommittee (No chair/Robson)
  • Long Range and Strategic Planning Committee (Harris)
    • Award update
    • Publications

New items:

GameRT website, Wiki, and FAQ (http://tinyurl.com/gamertfaq)

Midwinter (Chicago)

  • Who is attending?
  • Presentations
    •  Saturday, January 31st from 1-2:30 pm

Annual (San Francisco)

  • LearnRT and GameRT joint presentation on gamification
  • Gaming Lounge (Brian Mayer)
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Event Fall Executive Committee Meeting

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 12:13 pm
in ACRL Board of Directors (Association of College and Research Libraries)

The ACRL Executive Committee will hold its Spring Executive Committee Meeting in Chicago, IL on April 17, 2015.  Documents will be placed in the Board Documents file folder.  Please contact me (apayne@ala.org) with any questions.

Allison Payne
ACRL Program Officer

Online Doc Call For a Volunteer Marketing Coordinator for the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee

by Julie Reese (staff) on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 11:28 am
in ALCTS

This is a call for a volunteer for a Marketing Coordinator for the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

Please respond if you are interested in this position or if you would like to nominate someone for this position. 

Please help us distribute this widely by forwarding it to others that may be interested:

This is a call for a volunteer for a Marketing Coordinator for the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

Please respond if you are interested in this position or if you would like to nominate someone for this position. 

Please help us distribute this widely by forwarding it to others that may be interested:

The ALCTS Continuing Education Committee is searching for one of two Marketing Coordinators. These volunteers would be responsible for posting announcements for ALCTS CE events in ALA lists and other list serves and venues in a timely manner, as well as contributing innovative ideas for expanding marketing strategies. At present ALCTS CE offers 6 different 4-6 week web courses several times a year and webinars 3 or 4 times  a month, so this position requires time availability and dedication.  Besides being a very valuable service to ALA, this position is also a great opportunity to network with other librarians in the profession who volunteer in the Continuing Education Committee and to grow professionally. ALCTS CE members are entitled to complementary attendance to ALCTS webinars. The appointment is from December 1, 2014 to June 30, 2017. The bulk of the work is done virtually, but attendance to ALA Midwinter and Annual for reporting and networking purposes is highly desirable. Since this is an ALCTS appointment, interested volunteers need to be members of ALCTS.

If you or anyone you know are interested in applying, please contact María M. Pinkas, Chair of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee at mpinkas@hshsl.umaryland.edu.  Include your contact information, professional affiliation, any related experience, and an expression of interest by Monday, November 10, 2014.

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Discussion E-Book Accessibility News

by John Siegel on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 10:59 am
in Universal Accessibility Interest Group (ACRL - Association of College and Research Libraries)

Thought folks might be interested to know what's happening on the e-book accessibility front:

Thought folks might be interested to know what's happening on the e-book accessibility front:

"ALA and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) renewed their opposition to a petition filed by the Coalition of E-book Manufacturers seeking a waiver from complying with disability legislation and regulation (specifically Sections 716 and 717 of the Communications Act as Enacted by the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010). Amazon, Kobo, and Sony are the members of the coalition, and they argue that they do not have to make their e-readers’ Advanced Communications Services (ACS) accessible to people with print disabilities."

Read more: http://www.districtdispatch.org/2014/10/ala-opposes-e-book-accessibility...

 

Regards,

John

--
John Siegel, MLS | Library Instruction Coordinator-Assistant Professor
University of Arkansas at Little Rock | Ottenheimer Library
501.682.3536 | jxsiegel@ualr.edu | ualr.edu/library

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

 

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Discussion Persons with Disabilities Sensitivity Training Video

by John Siegel on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 10:44 am
in Universal Accessibility Interest Group (ACRL - Association of College and Research Libraries)

I wanted to pass along a link to a great YouTube video that is short, incorporates humor, and effective. It would be great for training. I have recommended it here at my library for all of the librarians, staff, and student workers.

There are closed-captions, and a transcript for the video is in the works.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv1aDEFlXq8&feature=youtu.be

 

Cheers,

John

 

I wanted to pass along a link to a great YouTube video that is short, incorporates humor, and effective. It would be great for training. I have recommended it here at my library for all of the librarians, staff, and student workers.

There are closed-captions, and a transcript for the video is in the works.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv1aDEFlXq8&feature=youtu.be

 

Cheers,

John

 

--
John Siegel, MLS | Library Instruction Coordinator-Assistant Professor
University of Arkansas at Little Rock | Ottenheimer Library
501.682.3536 | jxsiegel@ualr.edu | ualr.edu/library

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

 

 

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Event David Nochimson

by Sarah Hammill on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 09:08 am
in IAmRUSA

IAmRUSA Interviewee for the week of November 3th is

David Nochimson

Ask him a question!

Event Jan Marry

by Sarah Hammill on Tue, Oct 7, 2014 at 12:22 pm
in IAmRUSA

IAmRUSA Interviewee for the week of October 27th is

Jan Marry

Ask her a question!

File Purpose

by Allyson Evans on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 08:22 am
in RUSA / YALSA Young Adult Reference Committee

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