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in Virtual Membership Meeting 2014 VMM14
Virtual Membership Meetings (VMM) are part of ALA's ongoing efforts to reach out interactively to members about its strategic direction, budget priorities and topics of interest. VMM is an annual online forum where ALA leaders present information about topics of interest to the general membership. Live captioning is provided for all participants.
Use this ALA Connect forum to exchange information and to participate in pre-meeting discussions and to exchange perspectives, ideas and opinions with both old and new colleagues and friends.
Members registered for VMM14 will have an opportunity to discuss and to vote on any resolutions offered by members. Resolutions must be submitted no later than May 29, 2014, 2:00 p.m. (CDT). Review these important details about VMM resolutions procedures and for submitting a VMM resolution. Resolutions must be submitted no later than May 29, 2014, 2:00 p.m. (CDT).
NEW for VMM14. To provide a visual way for you to share what’s happening at your library, VMM14 now incorporates images and video (links) that you submit. To submit your images please follow these instructions.
Group Viewing: Many members gather a group of co-workers to view VMM together. It's a chance for sharing among your immediate colleagues and your colleagues around the world. Take protos of your group and submit them to ALA. We'll post some of them on the ALA website, on ALA Connect, and may use them when we communicate about VMM15.
REMEMBER: If you have a group viewing remember that if a poll or vote is taken during the VMM, only the individual member who officially registered may vote.
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in ACRL DLS Executive Committee (Distance Learning Section)
in ACRL Board of Directors (Association of College and Research Libraries)
in ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children)
Attached you will find the ALSC Executive Committee's 2014 spring call agenda and documents. The call is scheduled for Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Central.
Documents attached are:
Doc A Draft 2014 Midwinter ALSC Board Minutes
Doc B 2014 Draft Midwinter ALSC Executive Committee Minutes
Doc C Management Report
Doc D.i March Financial Summary
Doc D.ii Endowment Report
Doc E Continuing Education Report
Doc F Communications Report
Doc G Membership Report
Doc H Projects & Partnerships Report
Doc I Publications Report
Doc J Web Activities Report
Doc K Emerging Leader Report
Doc L President's Report
Doc M Vice-Presidents Report
Doc N Councilor's Report
Doc O Membership Meeting during the 2014 Annual Conference
Doc q Notable Children’s Book List
Doc r Campaign Guidelines
Doc s Carnegie Medal
Doc t Awards Preconference Survey Results
*Apologies in advance for duplicate postings.*
ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Acquisitions
Session 3: July 21- August 29, 2014
This six-week online course is a basic primer for library acquisitions concepts common to all library materials formats. It covers:
· Goals and methods of acquiring monographs and serials in all formats;
· Theoretical foundations and workflows of basic acquisitions functions;
· Financial management of library collections budgets;
· Relationships among acquisitions librarians, library booksellers, subscription agents, and publishers.
This course provides a broad overview of the operations involved in acquiring materials after the selection decision is made.
In FOA, we distinguish between collection development, which involves the selection of materials for the library; and acquisitions, which orders, receives, and pays for those materials. In many libraries, selecting and acquiring materials may be done in the same department—in the smallest libraries perhaps even by the same person. In larger libraries, selection may be done by a collection development department and/or designated subject specialists, while a separate department acquires the selected materials. In essence, acquisitions is a business operation, bringing materials into the library and licensing access to library collections and resources.
Who Should Attend: As a fundamentals course, FOA is tailored for librarians and paraprofessionals new to the acquisitions field; and librarians and support staff from other library units and library school or LSSC students who want to know more about acquisitions. Although FOA focuses on the acquisition of monographs in various physical formats, it covers key components of acquisition and licensing processes for all library materials, in all formats, in all types of libraries.
This course is one-third of the Collection Management Elective course approved by the Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSCP).
Because success in acquisitions depends on ability to collaborate, negotiate, and be flexible to work out win-win solutions with others, this course includes collaborative and social elements.
Betsy Redman, Acquisitions Serials Librarian, Arizona State University
Eleanor Cook, Assistant Director for Discovery & Technical Services Academic Library Services, East Carolina University
Michelle Flinchbaugh, Acquisitions and Digital Scholarship Services Librarian, UMBC Library
Donna Smith, Assistant Head of Technical Services, Northern Kentucky University
Jennifer Arnold, Director, Library Services, Central Piedmont Community College
Registration Fees: $109 ALCTS Member and $139 Non-member
For additional details, registration links, and contact information see: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/foa/ol_templ
For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For all other questions or comments related to web courses, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or email@example.com.
*Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.*
in ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group
Dear DCIG Members,
ACRL Numeric and Geospatial Data Services & Digital Curation Interest Group invite you to attend our next webinar “Data Publishing with Dataverse.”
Mercè Crosas, Ph.D., Director of Data Science, The Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS), Harvard University, http://iq.harvard.edu/merce-crosas
Over the last decade, our Data Science team at Harvard's Institute for Quantitative Social Science has been iteratively developing Dataverse, a data repository framework to facilitate and enhance data sharing, preservation, citation, reuse and analysis. The open source Dataverse software has been installed as a research data repository atmultiple institutions worldwide. The Dataverse repository hosted at HarvardUniversity is open to all researchers, and currently has over 53,000 data sets containing 734,000 files. During the last two years, based on user feedback and community practices, we have implemented extensible data publishing workflows and effective ways to link publications to data. In this talk, I'll present what we have learned in the process, and how it has helped us define data publishing.
Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm CDT
URL: https://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=661343559 (no pre-registration necessary)
If you have never attended WebEx Event before:
How do I join a meeting demo:
Suzanna Conrad – DCIG Recorder
in ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries)
DLS Virtual Research Committee Meeting
Wednesday April 30th, 2014
1:00-2:00 P.M. Central Time
- Volunteer to take minutes
- Brief report from ALA Mid-Winter on the Research Committee
- Discussion about the charges of the “Research Committee”, and exchange ideas
- Meeting at the Annual Conference in Las Vegas
Dr. Farzaneh Razzaghi Farzaneh@utpa.edu (Chair)
Travis Dolence firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Annelise L. Freeman email@example.com
Li Fu firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Kristin Brand Heathcock email@example.com
Prof. Julie A. Poole firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Kristen Radsliff Rebmann email@example.com
Michael F. Strahan firstname.lastname@example.org
Melanie Thomas Mthomas@library.msstate.edu
Megan Griffin. email@example.com
To promote and facilitate research and publication in the area of distance learning library services by identifying areas where research is needed; facilitate communication about research activities; encourage research activities through participation in library and distance education forums; and explore cooperative arrangements and projects within ALA and its divisions.