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in ALA Website Advisory Committee
Below is the draft agenda for our Virtual Midwinter meeting on Feb. 9 at 11a PST (see previous post). Please let me know of any recommended changes before Feb 2.
1.0 Introductions (5 min)
1.1 Today’s Goals
- To update WAC on actions of the Executive Board and the ITTS group.
- To review subcommittee rosters and charges (everyone was contacted via email on 1/13).
- To provide opportunity for members to update committee on web-space-related unit news.
- To welcome new rep from ASCLA, Nancy Bolt!
1.2 Amendments to Agenda
2.0 Update from Executive Board Liaison Rob Banks (10 min)
3.0 Committee Business (10 min)
3.1 Review/Approval of Nov. 19 minutes
3.3 Follow Up on Action Items
- ALA logo on LUA website (Simon)
3.4 Update on Subcommittees (link to rosters)
4.0 ITTS Report to WAC (20 min)
5.0 Reports from WAC Members and Units (15 min)
- Please be ready to (briefly) update WAC on what your unit is doing with its web-space.
- Please bring up any questions your unit has about its web-space or Connect-space.
6.0 Other New Business?
- To develop, review and recommend to council association policies for the ALA website.
- To recommend editorial or structural guidelines for the ALA website.
- To provide advice to the ALA executive director responsible for implementing such policies and guidelines.
- To provide an ongoing channel for member communication by working closely with other units, committees and offices of the association.
- To make recommendations concerning technical issues or changes to the ALA website, including evaluating, testing and implementing web-based products and services used by association members or by the public.
- To advise the association on priorities and strategies that promote utilization and continued development of the ALA website.
See more at: http://connect.ala.org/node/231032
in AASL Student Special Interest Group
Let's get together!
We would like to gather any AASL Student members for an informal meet and greet at ALA Midwinter.
We will meet anyone who is interested in the Food Court at McCormick Place from 10:00-11:00 on Saturday morning, Jan 31.
Grab a snack from the food court on your way and join other student members. "Experienced" Midwinter attendees will be there to answer any questions.
Looking forward to seeing you!
For more information, you may contact me, Karla Collins, at email@example.com
in LLAMA MAES Data Collection for Library Managers Committee
Date: January 12, 2015 12-1pm (ET)
Elizabeth Berman (2014-2016)
Kate Harger (2014-2016)
Jay Jurek (2014-2016)
Kari Lucas (2014-2016)
Donna Smith (2014-2016)
Connie Strittmatter (2013-2015)
John Wiggins (2014-2016, 2nd term)
1. Recorder: Jay Jurek and John Wiggins served as recorders.
ACTION: Kate Harger to act as recorder for the February 2015 meeting.
2. Roll Call for Minutes
3. Call for Additional Agenda Items: No additional items were added.
4. Approve Minutes: The Meeting Minutes from December were approved without amendment.
5. Working Group Reports
5a. Reviews of Tools
Donna Smith provided an update for this group. The group continues to explore the idea of creating a list of data collection tools that can be referenced by any interested parties. In addition to basic information for each tool, this reference will provide information about available options, costs, and, perhaps, user reviews.
The group distributed an email to the MAES list that links to a three-question survey instrument that will help to measure interest in developing such a reference tool and to identify initially any tools recommended by the MAES community. They are also examining possible technical solutions to making this list available once it has been developed. A likely starting place is a simple, web-based reference. The group is also considering whether there are any legal implications to developing an online reference of this kind.
The group expects to obtain feedback through the ALA Midwinter Conference and will plan its next steps accordingly. Even so, Lisa Horowitz, the current MAES Section leader, has expressed excitement over this project and looks forwarding to finding updates on ALAConnect.
ACTION: John Wiggins to distribute MAES listserv sign-up instructions to committee to ensure timely communications.
5b. Data Collection Checklist
On behalf of the working group leader, Jennifer Fuentes-Allred, both Elizabeth Berman and John Wiggins provided today’s report.
This group is still in its preliminary stages of activity. Consequently, it was questioned whether to defer this work, therefore allowing this group’s members to assist the remaining working groups to produce deliverables or, even, to take on another, new task. It was noted that several committee members are currently participating in more than one working group and that there are significant areas of overlap between the groups. There was some concern over spreading human resources too thinly.
ACTION: Jennifer Fuentes-Allred to make a formal recommendation by the February meeting.
John Wiggins provided the report on behalf of Sarah Naper, the working group’s leader.
This group has enjoyed successful brainstorming sessions for possible topics that would serve as the basis for some kind of informational or instructional output. They are in the process of scheduling additional meetings and look forward to presenting their refined list of ideas to the full committee in February.
6. Summarize Deliverables and Timelines in advance of the ALA Midwinter EC Report
It was decided to report on the activities of the Reviews of Tools and Statistics working groups.
ACTION: Donna Smith, Sarah Naper and John Wiggins will determine rough timelines extending through the fiscal year or through the members’ service year.
7. Additional Ideas and Future Projects
7a. Review Repertoire of Ideas on ALAConnect
The committee reviewed the ALAConnect page entitled “Ongoing Ideas for Projects/Initiatives” in order to confirm that this outcome from the December meeting was an acceptable way to capture ideas generated by the committee, guide the committee’s on-going work and to inform future instances of the committee as membership changes. This evolving document begins with a statement of purpose and process. It then lists the proposals and the dates when the ideas were generated. It also includes short descriptions of the project or initiative and identifies any sponsoring or interested committee members. The newest proposals appear near the top.
It was agreed that ideas for new projects and initiatives would, for the time, be channeled through committee meetings and then captured on ALAConnect. Members were strongly encouraged to bring forth ideas, even when they are not fully formed. Part of the committee’s continuing work will be to revisit this list regularly and to move proposals forward as time and interest permit.
The group then reviewed each listed proposal to ensure accuracy of descriptions provided.
7b. Call for Additional Project Ideas
No new proposals were put forward.
8. Co-chairs and Liaisons
Committee members continued the discussion from last month about the possibility of a liaison-like program to help identify areas of collaboration. It was noted that AASL, ALSC and YALSA are less complex organizationally than is LLAMA. On one hand, this fact showed promise that a liaison program would not become onerous. On the other hand, it is not always easy to determine how to intersect with other ALA divisions as much of their work is not public-facing.
One viable possibility is to build-upon existing relationships, that is, when DCLM committee members are also members of other committees and organizations. Current members, who are willing, could serve in a liaison role. Furthermore, cross-committee relationships of this kind could help inform the membership recruiting cycle in a way that creates connections.
It was also noted that Kari Lucas has experience with the LIRT Liaison Committee and that this experience might translate well for DCLM. There was, however, some concern for taking-on additional tasks at this particular time.
ACTION: Kari Lucas will draft a one-page proposal offering a charge for a potential liaison program, including objectives, assessment of program, suggestions as to the work of a liaison, and indicators of success.
9. ALA Midwinter Meeting
There will be no full official meeting at ALA Midwinter, but DCLM members, who are attending the conference and are able to meet, should gather at 9:30 to 10:00 am (not as early as the listed 8:30 am start time).
ACTION: John Wiggins to email a sign to Connie Strittmatter, who has agreed to drop it off at our table.
FEBRUARY 09, 2015
12:00 TO 1:00 PM (ET)
in ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children)
Attached you will find the ALSC Board of Directors' Midwinter Meeting agenda and documents.
Meetings are scheduled:
Session I: Saturday, January 31, 1:00-5:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency McCormick- Jackson Park/CC 10D
Session II: Monday, February 2, 1:30 - 5:30 p.m., McCormick Place- W186b
Doc #3b Center for the Future of Libraries
Consent Agenda Documents:
Doc #4 Approval of Board minutes from Annual 2014
Doc #5 Review of Fall Executive Committee 2014 minutes
Doc #6 President’s Report
Doc #7 Vice-President’s Report
Doc #8 Division Councilor’s Report
Doc #9 Emerging Leader’s Report
Doc #10 Executive Director’s Report
Doc #11 Candidate Slate for 2015 Election
Doc #12 Continuing Education Report
Doc #13 Communications Report
Doc #14 Membership Report
Doc #15 Projects & Partnerships Report
Doc #16 Publications Report
Doc #17 Web Activities Report
Doc #18 Committee December Quarterly Reports (note: 26 pages, legal size paper)
Doc #19Confirm Major Board Actions passed electronically
Doc #20 Upcoming Meetings and Conferences
Doc #22b Strategic plan
Doc #23 Digital Media White Paper
Doc #24 Evolving Carnegie Award Task Force Report
Doc #24a Evolving the Carnegie Award Survey Results
Doc #25 - Executive Session- Confidential Collaborative Partnership Request- Non-disclosure agreement
Doc #26a Review of Existing ALSC Initiatives, Projects and External Relationships
Doc #26b Appendix A: Exam of Initiatives, Projects, and External Relationships
Doc #26c Financial support of self-sustaining one-time projects
Doc #29 Board Conflict of Interest (COI) Policy
Doc #29a Background on COI
Doc #29b ALA Executive Board COI Policy
Doc #30 Diversity Forum Next Steps Preparation
Doc #31ai FY14-15-16 Budget Summary
Doc #31aii FY14-15-16 Budget Summary Narrative
Doc #31aiii Endowments (note multiple tabs at bottom of the workbook)
Doc #32 Online Continuing Education Strategy Task Force
in LLAMA FRFDS (Fund Raising and Financial Development Section)
Fundraising and Financial Development Discussion Group (LLAMA-FRFDS)
Sat, June 29 04:30 pm 05:30 pm SHER-Sheraton Ballroom 1
Do you have ideas about Fundraising? Questions? Just want to know more? Attend the FRFDS Discussion group for a lively discussion on fundraising. Sample ask letters and experts will be on hand to facilitate the discussion.
in ASCLA Collaborative Digitization Interest Group
Collaborative Digitization Interest Group meeting at ALA Mid-winter
Join us for the Collaborative Digitization Interest Group meeting at ALA Mid-winter! We are meeting on Saturday, January 31, 2015, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in McCormick Place W175a. Come hear these presentations about interesting projects by digital collaboratives around the country:
- Current Recommendations from MWDL Geospatial Discovery Task Force
Liz Woolcott, Digital Discovery Librarian, Utah State University
Jeremy Myntti, Head, Cataloging and Metadata Services, University of Utah
Sandra McIntyre, Director, Mountain West Digital Library
The Mountain West Digital Library’s Geospatial Discovery Task Force convened in 2013 to develop common practices for all MWDL partners in geospatial discovery for digital collections. Thirty-nine contributors from around the country investigated a variety of geospatial controlled vocabularies, compared current metadata practices, and evaluated geospatial tools and interfaces. Sandra, Jeremy, and Liz will share the next steps and recommended best practices for recording geospatial information in the digital library environment.
- Getting It Right on Rights
Amy Rudersdorf, Assistant Content Director, Digital Public Library of America
Amy will provide a quick update on the Digital Public Library of America’s “Getting It Right on Rights” project. This is a Knight Foundation-funded initiative to develop human friendly and machine actionable rights, licensing, and public domain statements that can be used by cultural heritage organizations to better communicate the status of the materials in their digital collections and open up the possibilities for appropriate sharing of this rich content.
- Teaching Digital Collection Building Skills
Amy Rudersdorf, Assistant Content Director, Digital Public Library of America
Anna Fahey-Flynn, Collaborative Services Manager, Boston Public Library
Sandra McIntyre, Director, Mountain West Digital Library
The Digital Public Library of America’s Public Library Partnerships Project, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, works with four state and regional digital libraries to provide digital skills training for public librarians and connect them sustainably with state and regional resources for digitizing, describing, and exhibiting their cultural heritage content. In this brief presentation, Amy, Anna, and Sandra will give an overview of this project and its progress. They will describe the collaborative curriculum development and implementation process and share lessons learned so far. For additional information, contact Franky Abbott, PLPP Project Manager, ACLS Public Fellow, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Empire State Digital Network
Kerri Willette, ESDN Manager
Empire State Digital Network was announced as a Digital Public Library of America service hub in October 2013. Since then, ESDN staff has been laying the groundwork to aggregate content from seven New York state and regional digital collection projects. Our first scheduled contribution to DPLA is slated for early 2015. ESDN will begin accepting contributions from additional state partners in Spring 2015.
Please share this information with other colleagues. We hope to see you there!
Collaborative Digitization Interest Group
Sat., Jan. 31, 2015, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
McCormick Place W175a
Director, Mountain West Digital Library
in RUSA RSS Library Services to the Spanish Speaking (Reference Services Section)
in PLA Committee Chairs (Public Library Association)
Link to the Committee, Task Force and Advisory Group Biannual Report form: http://www.ala.org/pla/workingwith/boardreport
These reports are due March 15 and September 1 each year.
The attached memo explains how to work as part of PLA while you are a committee chair. Those who are not currently chairs may wish to page through it to orient themselves as committee members and future committee chairs. Also check out: http://www.ala.org/pla/workingwith
Upcoming ALA Conferences are listed here: http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/ala-upcoming-annual-conferences-midwinter-meetings
Upcoming PLA Conferences and Educational Events are listed here: http://www.ala.org/pla/education
Working with PLA resources: http://www.ala.org/pla/workingwith
Link to PLA Staff Contact info:http://www.ala.org/pla/about/contact
Public Libraries Journal: http://www.publiclibrariesonline.org/
To have your email changed for the PLA Leaders Sympa List (but not for other ALA and PLA emails): email pla at ala.org. Consider posting what you would send to the sympa list to this group, please. If you want PLA members who aren't chairs to see it, post it here: http://connect.ala.org/pla
- PLA Strategic Plan
- PLA Board node on ALA Connect to review the Board Documents
- ALA 101, provides additional ALA background and history. Member Leader Resources: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/mleader/index.cfm
- Please note that the Handbook of Organization hasn’t been printed in recent years. It has moved online: http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/governance/handbook/index.cfm
Board resources: http://www.ala.org/pla/workingwith/boardmanual
Board Documents: http://connect.ala.org/node/64035
ALA's Committee Chairs FAQ (for working in ALA Connect): http://connect.ala.org/chair-faq
Committee List: http://connect.ala.org/node/177630
ALA Midwinter 2015 is just around the corner, so get in the spirit and test your ALCTS knowledge with the ALCTS Trivia Contest! And then, while you're in Chicago, have even more fun by participating in the ALCTS Photo Scavenger Hunt! Read on for details.
Starting Wednesday, January 14th, and going through Friday, January 23th, ALCTS will post one trivia question per day at 2pm EST to both Twitter and Facebook and you'll have until midnight (EST) to follow the question link to a Google Form and submit your answer. In addition, there will be an extra bonus question asked on both Saturday and Sunday at 6pm EST which you'll need to answer before midnight (EST). The correct answer for each question will be posted the following day along with the next trivia question.
For each question, everyone who answers correctly before midnight will have their name put in a drawing to win one of many fabulous prizes (i.e. if you answer every question correctly, your name will be put in 12 times; however, you can only win one prize). The drawing will be held at the ALCTS New Member Interest Group meeting at Midwinter, but you need not be present to win. Prizes will be redeemed through Julie Reese in the ALCTS Office.
• Grand Prize: Three-night hotel stay during the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco
• 2nd Place: Free individual registration for all ALCTS webinars held between March. 1, 2015 - Aug. 31, 2015
• 3rd Place: $225 ALCTS Continuing Education Certificate to use towards one ALCTS Pre-conference, two ALCTS Web Courses, or six ALCTS Webinars
• 4th Place: One Complete Set of the Sudden Selectors Guides
• 5th Place: Breakfast with the three ALCTS Presidents (past, present, future) and ALCTS Executive Director at the 2015 Annual Conference, Saturday, June 27
Photo Scavenger Hunt
Running from Friday through Monday of Midwinter (Friday, 1/30 – Monday, 2/2), you can score points by snapping photos of all the great people, places, and things going on around you. Programs, meetings, booths, authors, Chicago landmarks, and even fellow ALA-ers are on the photo list. Score the most points and you can win from our collection of fabulous prizes. You could win:
• Grand Prize: 2015 ALA Midwinter Registration Reimbursement
• 2nd Place: $125 ALA Store Voucher
• 3rd Place: $50 Google Play Gift Card
• 4th Place: ALCTS CE Certificate Good for one free individual registration to an ALCTS Webinar
• 5th Place: $25 Starbucks Gift Card
How to Play
• Snap photos of items from the scavenger hunt list.
• Post your photos to Flickr, Twitter, or Instagram, and TAG them with #alamw15 and #alctsgames. Don't split up your photos between the different services as points will only be tabulated for one service per person (i.e. If you post half your photos to Twitter and half your photos to Instagram, only half your photos will count towards your score).
• If using Flickr, join the ALCTS at Midwinter 2015 Flickr Group and ADD your photos to the group.
• All photos must be easily identifiable (i.e. photos of people should include name badges, photos of places should include distinguishing features or signs, etc.). Adding a caption describing your photo would help us greatly when tabulating points.
The list of scavenger items to be photographed will be posted to the ANMIG ALA Connect page as well as the Flickr group discussion board. Winners will be decided by point totals and any ties will be broken by random drawing. All photos must be posted and, if using Flickr, added to the ALCTS at ALA Midwinter 2015 group by February 3rd at midnight EST. Winners will be announced shortly after Midwinter and prizes will be redeemed through Julie Reese in the ALCTS Office.
For questions, contact Emily Whitmore in the ALCTS office at email@example.com or 312-280-5038.