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Event Joint meeting ACRL VWIG & VCL MIG

by Valerie Hill on Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 08:42 am

February 14th, 2016

12-1:30 pm SLT - joint session with ALA ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group

February 14th, 2016

12-1:30 pm SLT - joint session with ALA ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group

CVL Auditorium: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/26/140/24

Program: Thirza Ember, Art in Virtual Worlds and The Economy of Appreciation in OpenSim

Thirza Ember has been writing about artistic and literary endeavors in Second Life since 2008, in the blog http://SLArtsParks.blogspot.com.

She became actively involved in Open Sim grids in 2009, and since 2010 has been writing about her experiences there.

In 2014 she founded HG Safari, a tour group that seeks to bring together artists, musicians, geeks, and creative types in weekly travels to over 80 independent grids so far.

The group's adventures are chronicled in the blog:http://pingsfromtheafterLife.blogspot.com

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ACRL Diversity Committee (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Discussion ACRL Diversity Committee Meeting Minutes - 2016 ALA Midwinter Conference

by Kenny Garcia on Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 10:33 pm

Association of College and Research Libraries

Diversity Committee

ALA Midwinter Conference Meeting

Saturday, January 9, 2016

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Westin Copley Plaza, Gloucester Room

Boston, MA

 

Agenda

 

Association of College and Research Libraries

Diversity Committee

ALA Midwinter Conference Meeting

Saturday, January 9, 2016

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Westin Copley Plaza, Gloucester Room

Boston, MA

 

Agenda

 

  1. Preliminaries           
    1. Introductions
    2. Appoint minute taker

                                                              i.      Kenny Garcia will take notes

 

  1. Mark Emmons, candidate for ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect

Seeking input regarding additional goal to ACRL’s Plan for Excellence (see http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/strategicplan/stratplan)

 

  1. Agenda overview

 

  1. Approval of minutes of 6/28/15
    1. Meeting minutes approved

 

  1. Announcements
    1. ACRL Leadership Council

                                                              i.      Key points:

  1. ACRL committees will be given complimentary access to LibGuides, courtesy of Springshare
  2. Value of Academic Libraries Initiative Update program will present on the ACRL Plan for Excellence to demonstrate how libraries advance issues of equity, access, institutional diversity, and inclusion.
  3. ACRL Scholarship Campaign will be working on fundraising $30,000 in scholarships for the ACRL 2017 conference.
  4. Committee volunteer form / Reappointments

                                                              i.      Due February 15th

 

  1. Working Group Updates:
    1. Standards Revision (Kenny, Latrice, Essraa, Tarida)

                                                              i.      Working group started the process of revising the standards by working on the definitions. One of the recommended revisions to the definitions is to replace globalization with worldview, which is a term used by AAC&U in its Intercultural Knowledge and Competence VALUE Rubric. Each working group member will be leading the revision of 2-3 standards.

  1. Do we need to add language or restructure the standards?
  2. Assessment Plan (Megan, Althea, Annie)

                                                              i.      Survey respondents indicated a desire for the Committee’s support in evaluating their institution’s implementation of the Standards and measuring their long-term progress. We propose creating a one or more flexible assessment tools which individual libraries could adapt for their local context and the Committee could potentially collect and aggregate over time to evaluate the efficacy of the Standards in practice across the profession.

                                                            ii.      The specific components and organization of these tools will be dependent on format the revised Standards take. A couple ideas include:

  1. A rubric, perhaps modeled on AAC&U’s VALUE rubric for Intercultural Knowledge and Competence
  2. Define or suggest a series of focus areas or goals for each standard with corresponding indicators of success for each focus area/goal. Leaving the particular goals and indicators up to the institutions themselves would enable them to more closely align the Standards with their institutional priorities and initiatives, but may make any larger assessment the Committee wishes to conduct challenging.

                                                          iii.      As we consider next steps, we’re guided by a few key questions:

  1. How can these assessment tools give “teeth” to the Standards, helping librarians, staff, and students wishing to see more institutional effort applied to diversity/cultural competency issues make a case to their library’s administration?
  2. How can libraries effectively measure progress over the long term and identify areas in need of improvement?
  3. What is the impact of diversity/cultural competency work on the academic library and larger institution, and how can we measure and describe that impact?
  4. Best Practices (Megan, Althea, Federico, Ping)

                                                              i.      The working group didn’t have the opportunity to meet yet; the assessment plan group, however, did think that the information emerging from individual institution’s evaluations could be used to inform best practices.

  1. It might take the form of overarching best practices for planning/facilitating diversity trainings in a higher education environment, supplemented by a short lit review and suggested activities (and their relevance to the particular standard(s).

                                                            ii.      The folks who attended the meeting offered the following examples as best practices:

  1. Diversity component – tenure track process/evaluation/assessment
  2. Indigenous nations library program
  3. Diversity liaison to Provost’s office
  4. Website (Kenny, Tarida)

                                                              i.      The working group came up with an outline of a revised website. One major recommendation is to provide links to the ACRL Diversity Standards, Diversity Standards Toolkit, and short video on the diversity standards on the resources section of the website. Another recommendation is to have an About or History page to document the origins of the Diversity Committee in the Racial and Ethnic Diversity Committee.

  1. What are the parameters of using LibGuides?
  2. Toolkit (Scott)

                                                              i.      Scott will look into migrating the Diversity Toolkit from the University of Arkansas site to the ACRL site.

 

  1. Professional Issues Discussion

 

  1. ACRL Legislative Agenda Issues Discussion

 

  1. Other?
    1. The folks who attended the meeting were asked to share any final thoughts on what the committee should consider or reflect on in the future.

                                                              i.      Cultural competency is everyone’s work.

                                                            ii.      Research project is needed to determine why underrepresented librarians leave the profession.

  1. Data is needed to show value/importance of diversity initiatives/diverse librarians.

                                                          iii.      Diversity initiatives need to be supported/developed by upper administration.

 

Respectfully submitted by Kenny Garcia

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ACRL Liaisons Assembly (Association of College & Research Libraries)

Discussion Webinar on Teaching at the intersections: Aligning scholarly communication and information literacy in the one-shot library instruction session

by Cynthia Henry on Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 05:19 pm

Hi all, 

We had discussed at Annual in San Franciso about having a webniar on the intersections of scholarly communication and information literacy, however, when attending Mid-winter it was discovered that ACRL was already hosting a webinar titled:

Teaching at the intersections: Aligning scholarly communication and information literacy in the one-shot library instruction session

Here is the link for more information http://www.ala.org/acrl/teachingattheintersections

Hi all, 

We had discussed at Annual in San Franciso about having a webniar on the intersections of scholarly communication and information literacy, however, when attending Mid-winter it was discovered that ACRL was already hosting a webinar titled:

Teaching at the intersections: Aligning scholarly communication and information literacy in the one-shot library instruction session

Here is the link for more information http://www.ala.org/acrl/teachingattheintersections

It is April 7th 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)

If you are one of the liaisons that suggested this or thought it sounded interesting, please try to attend. Maybe one or two liaisons might share any tips that are learned with the rest of us. 

If you have any questions about this webinar, feel free to ask, I would be happy to assist you if needed. 

I will send this out again closer to April. 

Cynthia 

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Circulation / Access Services Discussion Group (LLAMA SASS - Systems and Services Section)

Discussion Circulation/Access Services Discussion Group (LLAMA/SASS) at Midwinter 2016

by Whitney Vitale on Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 04:57 pm

Thank you to everyone who attended our discussion at the Midwinter Conference in Boston. The meeting minutes for the discussion are attached.

 

ALCTS

Discussion Metadata Madness!! An ALCTS preconference in Orlando

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 04:30 pm

CHICAGO — On Friday, June 24, at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “Metadata Madness!! An Unconference On Anything You Want To Learn.” This all-day preconference (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.) will provide participants with a unique opportunity to propose their own session topics on anything related to metadata. Register through the 2016 ALA Annual Conference website.

CHICAGO — On Friday, June 24, at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “Metadata Madness!! An Unconference On Anything You Want To Learn.” This all-day preconference (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.) will provide participants with a unique opportunity to propose their own session topics on anything related to metadata. Register through the 2016 ALA Annual Conference website. The price to register is: $99 for ALCTS members; $139 ALA for members; $179 for non-members. Event Code: ALC2

This informative and hands-on “unconference” will allow attendees to propose a session topic at the beginning of the conference and vote on which topics will be discussed. Topics can be related to metadata tools, schemas, controlled vocabularies, ethics or any other metadata topic of interest. Attendees can either volunteer to lead a session topic or just participate. This event is intended for metadata practitioners, technical services librarians, archivists, digital services librarians, students or anyone interested in metadata.

This preconference is presented by Carolyn Hansen, metadata librarian at the University of Cincinnati and Amy Bailey, head of Western Europe cataloging at Indiana University.

For questions, contact Julie Reese in the ALCTS Office at jreese@ala.org or 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 5034.

The preconference is cosponsored by the MARC Format Transition Interest Group.

See the ALCTS conference web site for information about other ALCTS events, including a preconference on research transparency and integrity, as well as an interactive preservation program.

ALCTS is the national association for information providers who work in collections and technical services, such as acquisitions, cataloging, metadata, collection management, preservation, electronic and continuing resources. ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.

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ALCTS

Discussion Join the Quest for Reproducible Science with an ALCTS Preconference

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 04:29 pm

CHICAGO — On Friday, June 24, at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “The Quest for Reproducible Science: Issues in Research Transparency and Integrity.” This all-day preconference (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.) will address current issues in the reproduction of experimental and computational research. Register through the 2016 ALA Annual Conference website.

CHICAGO — On Friday, June 24, at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “The Quest for Reproducible Science: Issues in Research Transparency and Integrity.” This all-day preconference (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.) will address current issues in the reproduction of experimental and computational research. Register through the 2016 ALA Annual Conference website. The price to register is: $219 for ALCTS members; $269 ALA for members; $319 for non-members. Event Code: ALC3

This informative preconference will provide an in-depth look at the challenge of replicating scientific findings. Presenters will discuss techniques on managing data, tools for enabling research transparency and methods for promoting reproducible science. This event is intended for digital initiative librarians, data curators, scholarly communications librarians, metadata librarians, repository managers, library liaisons and instructors teaching or advising on empirical research methods.

This preconference is presented by:

  • Victoria Stodden, associate professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Richard Ball, associate professor of Economics at Haverford College
  • Harrison Dekker, head of the Library Data Lab at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Garret Christensen, assistant project scientist with the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences
  • Eleni Castro, research coordinator at the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science
  • Elizabeth Quigley, user experience lead at the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science
  • Jake Carlson, research data services manager at the University of Michigan

For questions, contact Julie Reese in the ALCTS Office at jreese@ala.org or 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 5034.

The preconference is cosponsored by the ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group and the ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group.

See the ALCTS conference web site for information about other ALCTS events, including a preconference on all things metadata, as well as an interactive preservation program.

ALCTS is the national association for information providers who work in collections and technical services, such as acquisitions, cataloging, metadata, collection management, preservation, electronic and continuing resources. ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.

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ALCTS Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group (Medium Heads)

Discussion ALA Midwinter 2016 Meeting Report

by Anastasia Guimaraes on Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 03:23 pm

The Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group met on Saturday, January 9, 2016, from 8:30-10:00 am.  The attached report outlines what was discussed during the meeting; the final version of this report will appear in a forthcoming issue of Technical Services Quarterly

Digital Scholarship Centers Interest Group

Discussion Submitting your best ACRL 2017 conference proposal

by Merinda Hensley on Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 02:17 pm

Passing along from ACRL: 

Passing along from ACRL: 

Are you interested in submitting a proposal for the ACRL 2017 Conference? Join members of the ACRL 2017 Conference Committee for a free hour-long webcast at 1:00 p.m. Central on Thursday, March 3, 2016. During this live webcast, committee members who are also seasoned proposal submitters and/or reviewers will provide tips on submitting your best ACRL 2017 conference proposal. Learn about the overall submission and review process and discover ways to strengthen your proposal submission.  There will also be time for Q+A.

Facilitators
Jim Neal, ACRL 2017 Conference Chair; Heidi Steiner Burkhardt, ACRL 2017 Panel Sessions Co-Chair, University of Michigan; Rhonda Huisman, ACRL 2017 Contributed Papers Co-Chair, Marian University; Cindy Steinhoff, ACRL 2017 Workshops Co-Chair, Anne Arundel Community College.

How to register
Submit your free registration online by noon Central on Wednesday, March 3. Webcast log-in details will be sent out the afternoon prior to the live event. The session will be recorded and the recording will be available on the ACRL 2017 website shortly after the live event.

For more information
Check out the complete ACRL 2017 Call for Participation to learn more. Contact Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org with questions.

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ALCTS / LITA Metadata Standards Committee

Online Doc ALCTS/LITA Metadata Standards Committee, Conference Call Agenda 2016-02-29

by Jennifer Liss on Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 11:15 am

Conference Call Agenda
February 29, 2016
2-3pm ET /11-noon PT

Conference Call Dialing Information

  • Identify note taker
  • Review the summary of feedback on the Principles draft (written by Jenn R)
  • Next work: revising the Principles document
ACRL Digital Humanities Interest Group

File alamw16_notes

by Thomas Padilla on Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 10:29 am

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