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Interested in hosting ACRL 2016 scholarly communication road show workshop? Identify collaborators here!by Kara Malenfant-IL (staff) on Tue, Oct 6, 2015 at 02:28 pm
Today’s academic and research librarians increasingly act as change agents in the higher education community. Nowhere is this more true than in the realm of open access and scholarly communication. To help empower our community in accelerating the transformation of the scholarly communication system, ACRL is once again taking its popular workshop “Scholarly Communications: From Understanding to Engagement” on the road to five locations in 2016. The day-long workshop is led by two expert presenters at locations across the country, and the content is updated annually to meet the evolving needs of the community.
The program continues its cost-sharing model as ACRL is committed to underwriting the bulk of the expense for delivering the road show, and the cost for successful host institutions is $2,000. The application to host is now available. Apply by Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at 5pm Central. Find out more on the program website.
In addition to the competitive subsidized version, you may bring this one-day workshop, at full cost, to your campus, chapter, or consortia year round.
If you are interested in applying to host the subsidized version of the workshop and would like to find other interested institutions in your area, you may publicly express your intent to apply by posting a comment in the discussion below. We hope this aids you in identifying potential collaborators so that you can consider submitting a joint application.
Date: September 22, 2015
To: Peter Coyl, Chair, GLBTRT, and GLBTRT Executive Board
om: Mike Morgan and Larry Romans
Re: Stonewall Long Term Investment Fund
We are both delighted at the success of the Stonewall Children and Young Adult Literature Award and pleased to be able to have funded the Award with our contributions to sustain the award. We are also honored that the award was renamed the Stonewall Book Award-Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award in honor of our gift to the endowment. The feedback, from inside and outside GLBTRT, from naming the award after us has been tremendously positive.
We are at a point where we are seriously considering another contribution to ALA and GLBTRT for the award.
There are two options that we are considering for the use of the contribution to the Stonewall endowment which we would like the Board to consider.
Increase the amount of the award to $1500.00 for each award winner; a total of $4500.00.
Add an award under the Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award by having both a Young Adult category and a Children’s category. There would then potentially be four Stonewall Awards of $1000 each for a total of $4,000.
Rather than announce a new award for younger readers, given the lack of GLBT books for children and their sometimes poor quality, we could give the committee the option of giving two awards a year [youth and teens] or only one. The earliest any children’s award could be given would be 2016.
Larry already has pledged $25,000 from his estate, which he could specify for the Stonewall Children’s Award, and Mike is ready to contribute another $25,000. We would like to work with the ALA Development Office to see if we can turn this into a matching contribution or if there is some other way to maximize the impact of this gift. If we decide on a matching campaign and the contributions don’t meet the matching, Mike and I are still committed to giving the entire amount.
Ann Symons thinks that we can accomplish both option 1 and 2:
The Stonewall Long Term Investment Fund, as of July 2015, is $236,234. The RT board approved starting a transfer of $1,000 to start funding the awards, starting for 2016. The amount that can be drawn from the endowment is 4% of the rolling 20 quarter average. Right now, that amount for 2016 is $5,195. We
appreciate that the funds have been allowed to grow and that the awards have been funded to date from the GLBTRT annual budget. With the sale of the seals, both paper and digital, the RT’s finances have improved markedly.
The total cost per year if we both increase the award (option 1) and add a new category (option 2) would be $6,000. This is double what we are currently granting. Under these circumstances, we could take $4,000 from the RT budget, which would allow the long term investment fund to continue to grow and take the remaining cost ($2,000 in the years in which both Morgan/Romans categories are awarded) from the long term investment fund each year.
ALA/EBSS Committee Meeting Notes
Date: September 23, 2015
Committee name: Instruction for Educators Committee
Name of person submitting meeting notes: Sarah Burns Gilchrist
Members present: Samantha Godbey (chair), Amy Catalano, Sarah Burns Gilchrist, Paul Hottinger, Ericka Raber, Marci Zane, Amy Gilgan
Time and place convened: freeconferencecall.com, 641-715-3580, 4:00pm [EST]
Approval of notes from prior meeting: Minutes from the 2015 Annual Meeting were approved virtually over email.
1. Welcome and introductions
All new committee members this year, with the exception of Paul Hottinger, Ericka Raber, and Samantha Godbey
2. Discussion of committee agenda for upcoming academic year (2015/2016):
a. IL Framework on the Teacher Education Standards
i. Rubric for Teacher Ed standards has been created
ii. LibGuide for 6 Standards was last year’s project - incomplete, on hold for now due to approval of Framework
b. IL Teacher Education Standards Revision in 2016/2017
i. IL Teacher Education Standards are up for review this year, but IEC is waiting for input/action from ALA, EBSS members, ACRL Information Literacy Standards Committee
ii. ACRL Communication committee is currently revising their standards in the context of the Framework
iii. Discussion of Framework use by our group. We have a variety of experiences with the Framework
Samantha Godbey is doing research about Framework now and has been looking at this at her institution.
iv. Review of the IL Teacher Education Standards for potential revisions will begin in the 2016/2017 academic year.
v. Creation of a “crosswalk” between standards and framework before lesson plan creation and as an evaluation tool; building on “ACRL Alignments Chart” that has already been created.
vi. Survey of EBSS and ACRL members will be conducted in the Fall of 2015 to gather evidence of Framework use and synthesis of Standards and Framework in lesson plans. Survey goes out in early November; IEC collaboration on questions finished by October 9th; IRB approval by end of October (Amy Catalano will pursue).
- Which concepts are most useful and relevant to our future educators?
- Are there differences in how we teach undergrads versus graduate students?
- What are students actually getting from our sessions?
- What activities or assessment was done to measure learning of Framework?
- Which standards are being used by librarians? (add list of Framework concepts in grid/checklist format).
vii. Google Doc will be created later today so that IEC members may add questions before our live work session.
viii. Article creation after survey requires IRB approval (Chair and Amy Catalano will look at IRB as PIs).
ix. Doodle Poll will be sent to members so that we may coordinate a live work session for the survey for the week of October 5.
3. Conclusion of Meeting
The ACRL Instruction Section is now accepting nominations for the prestigious Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian of the Year Award. This award recognizes an individual librarian who has made an especially significant contribution to the advancement of instruction in a college or research library environment. The award honors Miriam Dudley, whose pioneering efforts in the field of bibliographic instruction led to the formation of the ACRL Instruction Section.
A plaque and a $1000.00 cash award, sponsored by the Instruction Section, are presented during the Instruction Section program at the ALA Annual Conference.
Nominees should have achieved distinction in one or more of the following areas:
- Planning and implementation of an academic instruction program in a library environment that has served as a model for other programs nationally or regionally
- Production of a body of research and publication that has a demonstrable impact on the concepts and methods of teaching and information-seeking strategies in a college or research institution
- Sustained participation in organizations, at the regional or national level, devoted to the promotion and enhancement of academic instruction in a library environment
- Promotion, development, and integration of education for instruction in ALA accredited library schools or professional continuing education programs that have served as models for other courses and programs
Electronic submissions are required. Nominations must include the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of the nominee with a letter of support detailing the nominee’s qualifications for the award. Additional letters of support are encouraged, up to three will be considered.
Nominators: Please include your name, mailing address, email address, and phone number.
E-mail the nomination to IS Miriam Dudley Award Chair, Mark Szarko, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), T: (617) 258-8022, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Nominees will be judged on an individual basis. This award cannot be given to a pair or group of individuals.
Submission Deadline: Friday, December 4, 2015
The ALCTS Technical Services Workflow Efficiency Interest Group (TSWEIG) invites proposals for presentations or topics of discussion at its 2016 ALA Midwinter meeting in Boston. The meeting will be held on Monday, January 11th, from 1:00-2:30 PM.
TSWEIG's charge is to provide a forum to exchange information and discuss techniques in workflows associated with the evaluation, selection, acquisition, and discovery of library resources. Possible presentation and discussion topics include, but are not limited to:
- Streamlining workflows
- Project management
- Workflow collaboration between departments
- Training personnel
- Use of technology to improve workflows
Presentation or discussion proposals should include:
- A brief (300 words or less) summary of the topic
- Amount of time needed to present or discuss topic
- Name(s), position(s) title(s), and email address(es) of presenter(s)
We look forward to hearing from you!
Annie and Hayley
The ALCTS CaMMS Faceted Subject Access Interest Group (http://www.ala.org/alcts/mgrps/camms/grps/ats-ccsigfsa) is seeking proposals for presentations on FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology), especially FAST in the library catalog and/or discovery layer environment, at the 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston. The interest group meeting is scheduled for Saturday, January 9, 2016 from 4:30-5:30 PM.
Suggested topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
--Training staff, librarians, student workers, etc. to assign FAST (experiences, successes, problems, advice)
--User studies on FAST in the library catalog and/or discovery layer
--Making use of FAST headings from WorldCat records in local catalogs and/or discovery layers
--Maintaining FAST as Library of Congress subject headings change
--Using OCLC's FAST prototype tools, i.e., searchFAST, assignFAST, mapFAST, and/or FAST converter
We are seeking presentations of 10-15 minutes in length. Please send your proposed presentation topic and a brief description to interest group co-chairs Sarah Wallbank (email@example.com) and Susan Wynne (firstname.lastname@example.org) by November 6, 2015.
Name of Committee or Task Force*: Notable Children's Recordings
Priority Group Area *: Evaluation of Media (PGC II)
Current Chair(s)*: Barbara Scotto
Chair's Email*: email@example.com
Committee/Task Force Members*: Carolyn Angus
Heather Warren Smith
Has the committee recently reviewed its function statement to ensure the charge meets the responsibilities of the priority group area, recent changes to the professional environment, and facilitates the implementation of the ALSC Strategic Plan? Note: Recommendations should be submitted to Organizations & Bylaws. *: Yes
Summarize work accomplished, decisions reached, and follow-up action needed (objectives, timetable, and assignments) since your last meeting.*: At our meetings at Annual 2015, we discussed all of the titles currently nominated for the 2016 Notable Children's Recordings list. Since that meeting, we have continued to review and nominate eligible titles for the list which we will finalize at Midwinter 2016.
Please describe the activities or resources the committee has created since the last report that have specifically supported and furthered ALSC’s Strategic Plan? http://www.ala.org/alsc/aboutalsc/stratplan*: As we create our list, we are aware of the importance of diversity in the library resources available to children.
When you communicate electronically, how are you preserving the work of the committee for the next committee?*: Saving emails in folder to forward to next chair., Chair is printing copies of substantive email to send to the ALSC office for the archive.
For non book and media award chairs- Did you attend or watch the online committee/task force orientation? http://www.ala.org/alsc/aboutalsc/coms (Award/Notable chairs attend a face-to-face orientation).*: Yes