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ALCTS Technical Services Workflow Efficiency Interest Group

Discussion Presentations from TSWEIG meeting at ALA Midwinter 2018

by Lucas . Mak on Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 11:07 pm

The presentations from our meeting at ALA Midwinter 2018 have been posted. Below are the summaries and their files:

 

If We Can, You Can!
By Jessalyn Zoom, Library of Congress

Jessalyn shared her experience of developing efficient workflows, utilizing staff’s strengths and skill sets, and developing staff members and expanding their horizon at the History and Military Science Section.

 

The presentations from our meeting at ALA Midwinter 2018 have been posted. Below are the summaries and their files:

 

If We Can, You Can!
By Jessalyn Zoom, Library of Congress

Jessalyn shared her experience of developing efficient workflows, utilizing staff’s strengths and skill sets, and developing staff members and expanding their horizon at the History and Military Science Section.

 

Simply visualizing technical services infrastructure using draw.io
By Gina Solares, University of San Francisco

Gina presented her usage of a free online diagram software, draw.io, to create a simple visual chart of acquisitions, cataloging, and systems infrastructure. This chart was then used to highlight budget needs, technical challenges, and work dependencies in communication with staff in and outside of technical services.

 

The (workflow) map is not the territory
By Liz Woolcott & Robert Heaton, Utah State University Libraries

Liz and Robert shared some of the lessons they learned in relation to bringing the workflow mapping back to reality, putting the resulting documents to work in training, refining existing processes, making organizational changes, communicating with stakeholders, and evaluating current and potential services at the Technical Services Division.

 

Automation of creating Korean records for orders
By Hyoungbae Lee, Princeton University

Hyoungbae demonstrated a macro he developed using AutoIt Macro Language and Microsoft Excel plugin to expedite the acquisition of Korean materials. This macro collect appropriate bibliographic information, create romanization following ALA-LC rules, and generate MARC order records accordingly.

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RUSA Leadership Council

Discussion AGENDA, RUSA Leadership Council, Virtual Meeting - Feb. 23, 2018

by Chris LeBeau on Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 08:17 pm

RUSA Leadership Council Virtual Meeting

February 23, 2018

Connection Info to follow.

 

1.           Approval of Agenda – Alesia McMANUS (3 min)

RUSA Leadership Council Virtual Meeting

February 23, 2018

Connection Info to follow.

 

1.           Approval of Agenda – Alesia McMANUS (3 min)

2.           President's Report ^- Chris LeBEAU (10 min)

3.           Vice President's Report ^-  Ann BROWN (20 min)

4.           Executive Director's Report ^ - Jessica HUGHES (10 min)

NEW BUSINESS / DISCUSSION/ ANNOUNCEMENTS

5a.  Restructuring Task Force overview  & Activity - Beth GERMAN (30 min) 

Beth asks that you look at the activity notes from the Denver RLC meeting in advance of Friday's meeting. Think about what’s missing or additions to them. There will be an activity involving breakout groups which we will do virtually.  
Find the Activity Notes here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1rBXmmDEFEkbqWzkPZ83xQAN9G2_VXIdy    

5b. Open RLC listserv Question  (LeBEAU) (5 min)

5c. Ethics Inquiry - 
Lesley Brown on behalf of Sara Dallas, chair of COPE, would like to find out what concerns RUSA members may have regarding ethics.  LeBEAU (3 min)

5d.  Discussion of the ALA document enclosed: “Organizational Effectiveness” ^-  McMANUS
(remainder time)

5e. Mentoring vice chairs and future committee chairs - LeBEAU (1 min)

5f. Reminder: reports are due within two weeks. Email to Chris LeBeau lebeauc@umkc.edu (1 min)

 

 

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FAFLRT (Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table)

Event ALA Annual - Building Your Brand: In a Landscape of Budget Cuts and Library Closures

by Janice M. Young on Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 06:19 pm

This program provides a process for libraries and librarians to build their brand and link personal authenticity toward the mission of services offered by libraries to their communities. New insight will be disclosed to create a more inclusive view of all diverse voices such as representation from decision-makers, stakeholders, and library advocates. Also, barrier removal strategies will be shared, allowing equity in accessing information through internal and external relations strategy.

This program provides a process for libraries and librarians to build their brand and link personal authenticity toward the mission of services offered by libraries to their communities. New insight will be disclosed to create a more inclusive view of all diverse voices such as representation from decision-makers, stakeholders, and library advocates. Also, barrier removal strategies will be shared, allowing equity in accessing information through internal and external relations strategy. The program is designed to provide insight into developing coalition strategies. It is to note that the library sector is fantastic and leadership strategies are needed to save time. Key themes that will be covered in the program: Teamwork, Engagement and Resiliency.

Presenters:

Rachel Arizaga – Library Director, FMWR Fort Bliss Libraries, USAG Fort Bliss, TX

Michael Steinmacher – Director, Barr Memorial Library, FMWR Community Recreation, Knox, KY

Elsworth Carman – Director, Marion Public Library, Marion, IA

 

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FAFLRT (Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table)

Event ALA Annual - Nontraditional Partnerships: Architects and Health Sciences Librarianship make good Partners for Community Health

by Janice M. Young on Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 06:17 pm

Nontraditional partnerships are being forged to address longstanding urban neighborhood and community development issues. This program examines the relationship of design community and consumer health librarians as partners for community health. The library, is a significant component to the new “community center”. The relationship with nontraditional partners, stakeholders, and other components that make up neighborhoods-built environment can leverage the role of consumer health librarians.

Nontraditional partnerships are being forged to address longstanding urban neighborhood and community development issues. This program examines the relationship of design community and consumer health librarians as partners for community health. The library, is a significant component to the new “community center”. The relationship with nontraditional partners, stakeholders, and other components that make up neighborhoods-built environment can leverage the role of consumer health librarians. Nontraditional partnerships provide the perfect platform to advocate for the value of libraries and to ensure that all individuals and diverse populations have access to the information they need to make informed decisions.

Presenters:

Russell Lacoursiere – CDT, LEED-AP Project Manager, Design and Construction Contract Administration, Gensler

Sarah Carnes – Clinical Librarian, Veterans Affairs Bedford VA Medical Center

 

 

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ALCTS Advocacy and Policy Committee

File Report-for-ALCTS-News-Feb-20-2018

by Lauren Corbett on Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 05:13 pm

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FAFLRT (Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table)

Event ALA Annual - African American Pioneers in Library Leadership: Bridging the Past to the Present

by Janice M. Young on Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 04:40 pm

The presentation is designed to be a conversation starter to further advance the scholarly record of African American librarians’ impact and influence as information professionals. This is an area of scholarship whereby the history of librarians of color remains to be studied. Adopting empirical methods to develop robust recruitment and mentoring programs that values diversity and inclusion in its membership. 

The presentation is designed to be a conversation starter to further advance the scholarly record of African American librarians’ impact and influence as information professionals. This is an area of scholarship whereby the history of librarians of color remains to be studied. Adopting empirical methods to develop robust recruitment and mentoring programs that values diversity and inclusion in its membership. 

The session, chronicles African American librarians’ achievements in librarianship from 1905 through to the appointment of the 14th Librarian of Congress. These pioneers’ bequest to the next generation of librarians an inheritance that bridge the past to the present.

Presenters:

Alma Dawson, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Louisiana State University

Jon E. Cawthorne, Ph.D., Dean, Wayne State University Library System and School of Information Sciences

Maurice Wheeler, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of North Texas

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