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Discussion 2015 ACRL Virtual 101 invitation

by Kathy Irwin on Wed, May 27, 2015 at 01:49 pm
in ACRL New Members

Going to ALA Annual for the first time? Not sure what to expect? The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is excited to offer two live webinar opportunities to help first-time ALA Annual Conference attendees make the most of their first ALA Annual Conference experience.

Each one-hour interactive session will provide attendees with tips and personal recommendations on how to prepare for your trip to San Francisco, what to bring, planning your schedule, networking, conference etiquette, ACRL programs of interest, and more!

Going to ALA Annual for the first time? Not sure what to expect? The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is excited to offer two live webinar opportunities to help first-time ALA Annual Conference attendees make the most of their first ALA Annual Conference experience.

Each one-hour interactive session will provide attendees with tips and personal recommendations on how to prepare for your trip to San Francisco, what to bring, planning your schedule, networking, conference etiquette, ACRL programs of interest, and more!

The same content will be delivered at both sessions, so please attend the one that best fits your schedule. Each session will last approximately one hour and will also be recorded. Attendance is limited to the first 99 people who log in.

Join the ACRL Membership Committee for one of the following sessions:

ACRL Virtual 101 - Tuesday, June 16

Eastern: 1:00 PM / Central: 12:00 PM / Mountain: 11:00 AM / Pacific: 10:00 AM

Join us here:  http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r2j5lbyxnfm/

 

ACRL Virtual 101 – Thursday, June 18        

Eastern: 1:00 PM / Central: 12:00 PM / Mountain: 11:00 AM / Pacific: 10:00 AM

Join us here:  http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r9p7jx16cbh/

 

Tips for attendees:

  • Use Firefox, if possible -- Internet Explorer and Chrome seem to have some issues.
  • Make certain you have an updated version of Flash.
  • Attendees are encouraged to ask questions using the chat feature. Due to the size of the group, we will mute audience members.  
  • If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:

 

Can’t attend? Not to worry! The session will be recorded and a link sent out June 19th. Questions? Please contact Mary Jane Petrowski at mpetrowski@ala.org.   

 

Kathy Irwin, irwin1km@cmich.edu

Chair, ACRL Membership Committee

and

Kathlin Ray, kray@unr.edu

Chair-Elect, ACRL Membership Committee

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Discussion 2015 ACRL Virtual 101 invitation

by Kathy Irwin on Wed, May 27, 2015 at 01:47 pm
in ACRL Membership Coordinating Committee (Association of College & Research Libraries)

Going to ALA Annual for the first time? Not sure what to expect? The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is excited to offer two live webinar opportunities to help first-time ALA Annual Conference attendees make the most of their first ALA Annual Conference experience.

Going to ALA Annual for the first time? Not sure what to expect? The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is excited to offer two live webinar opportunities to help first-time ALA Annual Conference attendees make the most of their first ALA Annual Conference experience.

Each one-hour interactive session will provide attendees with tips and personal recommendations on how to prepare for your trip to San Francisco, what to bring, planning your schedule, networking, conference etiquette, ACRL programs of interest, and more!

The same content will be delivered at both sessions, so please attend the one that best fits your schedule. Each session will last approximately one hour and will also be recorded. Attendance is limited to the first 99 people who log in.

Join the ACRL Membership Committee for one of the following sessions:

ACRL Virtual 101 - Tuesday, June 16

Eastern: 1:00 PM / Central: 12:00 PM / Mountain: 11:00 AM / Pacific: 10:00 AM

Join us here:  http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r2j5lbyxnfm/

 

ACRL Virtual 101 – Thursday, June 18        

Eastern: 1:00 PM / Central: 12:00 PM / Mountain: 11:00 AM / Pacific: 10:00 AM

Join us here:  http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r9p7jx16cbh/

 

Tips for attendees:

  • Use Firefox, if possible -- Internet Explorer and Chrome seem to have some issues.
  • Make certain you have an updated version of Flash.
  • Attendees are encouraged to ask questions using the chat feature. Due to the size of the group, we will mute audience members.  
  • If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:

 

Can’t attend? Not to worry! The session will be recorded and a link sent out June 19th. Questions? Please contact Mary Jane Petrowski at mpetrowski@ala.org.   

 

Kathy Irwin, irwin1km@cmich.edu

Chair, ACRL Membership Committee

and

Kathlin Ray, kray@unr.edu

Chair-Elect, ACRL Membership Committee

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Discussion NMRT Special eBoard Meeting May 2015

by Mandi Goodsett on Wed, May 27, 2015 at 01:29 pm
in NMRT (New Members Round Table)

Attached are the approved minutes from our Special eBoard Meeting on May 18th, 2015.

Thanks!

Mandi

Discussion ACRL Webcast: The Search for Meaningful Metrics: Scholarly Impact & The Role of Academic Libraries (6/11)

by Chase Ollis (staff) on Wed, May 27, 2015 at 12:22 pm
in ACRL Digital Humanities Interest Group

Finding Your Role: The Subject Specialist and Digital Humanities

http://www.ala.org/acrl/findingyourrole

Live Webcast 
June 11, 2015
11 a.m. Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern

90 minutes

Finding Your Role: The Subject Specialist and Digital Humanities

http://www.ala.org/acrl/findingyourrole

Live Webcast 
June 11, 2015
11 a.m. Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern

90 minutes

Description: During this webcast the co-editors of Digital Humanities in the Library: Challenges and Opportunities for Subject Specialists will discuss their recent book, give tips and suggestions for subject specialists interested in working with digital humanities projects, and give details on several case studies covered in the book. The interactive webcast will consider the following:

  • What do you think the role of the subject specialist is in supporting digital humanities?
  • Do you feel comfortable working with faculty on digital humanities projects? What kinds of training and support would you need to feel more comfortable?
  • How can subject specialists work together with other librarians and staff? (i.e. IT specialists, digital humanities librarians, archivists, etc.)
  • If you have worked on a digital humanities project, how have you balanced your time? How do you manage learning new skills, working on special projects, and doing the traditional work of the subject specialist? How can we engage/support students in digital projects?

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will be introduced to ways in which they can initiate, join, or improve subject liaison collaboration on DH projects.
  • Participants will share strategies for developing and contributing to DH communities of practice at their institutions.
  • Participants will have an opportunity to discuss challenges they are facing in gaining skills used in DH scholarship.

Presenters: Arianne Hartsell-Gundy is the Head, Humanities Section and Librarian for Literature and Theater Studies at Duke University. She has a Master of Arts degree in Comparative Literature and a Master of Library Science from Indiana University. Her research interests include information literacy, graduate student pedagogy, collection analysis, and digital humanities, and she is the co-author of the forthcoming Literary Research and British Postmodernism: Strategies and Sources.

Laura R. Braunstein is the Digital Humanities and English Librarian at Dartmouth College. She has a doctorate in English from Northwestern University, where she taught writing and literature classes. She has worked as an index editor for the MLA International Bibliography, and serves as a consultant for the Schulz Library at the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont. Her research interests include collaborative learning, using archival materials in teaching, and the impact of the digital humanities on teaching and learning.

Liorah Golomb is the Humanities Librarian at the University of Oklahoma. She holds a doctorate in Drama from the University of Toronto and earned her MLIS at Pratt Institute. She has published several articles and chapters both within and outside of the field of librarianship, and is a co-author of Literary Research and Postcolonial Literatures in English: Sources and Strategies (Scarecrow Press, 2012).

Complete details including registration materials are online at http://www.ala.org/acrl/findingyourrole.

If you have a question about an e-Learning opportunity or need technical assistance, please contact Margot Conahan (mconahan@ala.org).

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Discussion Kitchen Table Conversations 2015: We want to hear from you about membership!

by Sarah Ostman (staff) on Wed, May 27, 2015 at 12:03 pm
in Libraries Foster Community Engagement

As part of an ongoing effort to improve member experience, ALA will host a series of gatherings at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference to get feedback about how we are communicating with current and prospective members.

As part of an ongoing effort to improve member experience, ALA will host a series of gatherings at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference to get feedback about how we are communicating with current and prospective members.

In the 90-minute Kitchen Table Conversations, ALA staff and member leaders will ask volunteers a series of open-ended questions about their interactions with ALA. Topics may include joining and renewing, streamlining email communications, and how ALA can help members get the information they need. A note-taker will be present to record comments, but they will be kept anonymous.

The conference will be held June 25 to 30 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco.

The Kitchen Table Conversations are open to all conference-goers, regardless of membership status, and will be held at the following times. All gatherings will take place in the Marriott Marquis San Francisco Walnut room. (Follow the links to add the times to your Scheduler.)

The listening project is part of ALA’s effort to “turn outward” and better understand and serve its community through a partnership with The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation.

ALA has conducted Kitchen Table Conversations at previous national conferences; past topics have included library advocacy and the ALA conference experience. Previous participants in these conversations have said they welcome the opportunity to sit down with other attendees to share their thoughts and ideas with ALA.  

The “turning outward” approach is also helping libraries engage their communities. Libraries and library professionals around the country are using the Harwood Institute’s approach to:

  • lead conversations with community members to better understand their goals and concerns;
  • develop library strategic plans that benefit the library and the greater community;
  • connect with underserved segments of the library’s service area;
  • overcome political gridlock; and
  • create professional development opportunities that meet the library system’s needs.

Interested conference attendees can learn more about the approach at a series of four free, hands-on sessions. The sessions are offered as part of Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC), an ALA initiative that seeks to strengthen libraries’ roles as community leaders and change-agents by developing and distributing tools to help library professionals connect with their communities in new ways. The initiative is made possible through a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Discussion ALA AC 2015 Online Scheduler

by Elois Sharpe (staff) on Wed, May 27, 2015 at 11:44 am
in ACRL Division-level Committee Leaders

Dear Division-level Committee Leaders,

Below are some helpful features pertaining to the ALA Annual Conference online scheduler now available at http://alaac15.ala.org/scheduler. Please take a moment to look at the features available along the left-hand navigation and feel free to experiment with building your schedules. 

Dear Division-level Committee Leaders,

Below are some helpful features pertaining to the ALA Annual Conference online scheduler now available at http://alaac15.ala.org/scheduler. Please take a moment to look at the features available along the left-hand navigation and feel free to experiment with building your schedules. 

How to cancel a session: If you would like to cancel a session, please let me know and I will work with conference services to get your session canceled. To view all canceled sessions, click on the “Canceled Sessions” tab on the left-hand navigation. 

How to modify a session description: If you would like to edit a session description, please email me the appropriate details. The onsite program book has already gone to press, but we can still update the online scheduler. 

Adding documents/session notes: If you would like to add documents or comments to a session, please login to the scheduler and click on the session. Click “Add new comment” to add notes or documents to a session.  Please upload agendas or other relevant meeting documents in order to make them available to session participants.  You can view a complete list of all sessions that have documents available under the “Sessions with Handouts” tab on the left-hand navigation pane.    

Notifications: Once a session is added to your schedule, you can choose to be notified via email when any updates to the session are made including cancelations, uploaded documents, and meeting detail changes. 

Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

Thank you,

Elois Sharpe

Program Coordinator

Association of College & Research Libraries

50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611

T: 312-280-5277; F: 312-280-2520

Email: esharpe@ala.org; http://www.acrl.org

 

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File 20150527_DCIGAgenda

by Megan Toups on Wed, May 27, 2015 at 11:19 am
in ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group

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Discussion GameRT Events at Annual

by Brian Mayer on Wed, May 27, 2015 at 10:38 am
in GameRT (Games and Gaming Round Table)

Hi Everyone

There are some fantastic game related events planned for annual in San Fran this year. I have attached a flyer with many of the events. The GameRT has a booth again this year (BOOTH 207), with Fantasy Flight Games and Academy Games as our booth guests. Plus, we have the Gaming Lounge this year, where we will have open gaming, demo events and a sharing session from librarians doing great gaming programs.

Not everything related made it to the sheet. I will be running two sessions of a giant 8 foot version of my game: Freedom: The Underground Railroad

Hi Everyone

There are some fantastic game related events planned for annual in San Fran this year. I have attached a flyer with many of the events. The GameRT has a booth again this year (BOOTH 207), with Fantasy Flight Games and Academy Games as our booth guests. Plus, we have the Gaming Lounge this year, where we will have open gaming, demo events and a sharing session from librarians doing great gaming programs.

Not everything related made it to the sheet. I will be running two sessions of a giant 8 foot version of my game: Freedom: The Underground Railroad

Chris Harris will be doing a talk on the Gaming and Graphics Novel Stage on his book series Teaching through Games from Rosen Publishing:

Lastly, Game and Learn RT's will be doing a joint session on gaming and training:

Thanks and I hope to see a lot of you there!

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Discussion ALA Annual - Joint Meeting of Universal Accessibility Interest Groups

by John Siegel on Wed, May 27, 2015 at 08:06 am
in Universal Accessibility Interest Group (ACRL)

The joint meeting of the ACRL/ASCLA/LITA accessibility interest groups at ALA Annual in San Francisco will take place on Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 1-2:30 p.m.

The joint meeting of the ACRL/ASCLA/LITA accessibility interest groups at ALA Annual in San Francisco will take place on Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 1-2:30 p.m.


Please note the correct location is the Hilton San Francisco Union, Rooms 15 and 16. Adina Mulliken, the past convener of the ACRL group, noted that Rooms 15 and 16 are located on the fourth floor, Tower 3, according to Hilton San Francisco Union hotel's floormaps.

I will not be attending Annual, but Adina will be. If you'll be at Annual, we hope that you will be able to join and discuss accessibility!

My apologies for the confusion with the room location.

Thanks much,

John

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Discussion Scholarship Opportunities for ATALM 2015

by Miriam Nauenburg on Tue, May 26, 2015 at 03:03 pm
in ALA Rural, Native, and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds Committee

FYI from ATALM:

Tribal members who are engaged in language programs may apply for funding to attend the International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM 2015) in Washington, DC from September 9-15. Applicants who partner with archives, libraries, or museums receive priority.

FYI from ATALM:

Tribal members who are engaged in language programs may apply for funding to attend the International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM 2015) in Washington, DC from September 9-15. Applicants who partner with archives, libraries, or museums receive priority.

Scholarships range from $300 to $950. June 15 is the deadline for applying, with announcements made on or before July 1. More information and a link to the scholarship applications is available at http://www.atalm.org/node/321.

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