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in ACRL DLS (Distance Learning Section)
Meeting: regular "third Monday" virtual meeting of the DLS Strategic Planning Committee
Date: Sept. 15, 2014
Time: 4-5p ET
Where: committee chair's virtual office [ https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2009321&password=M.DD3F1810F29EABE6F0AE5CB6FA4C26 ]
All interested members of the Distance Learning Section are welcome to attend. You may want to logon early to run the audio/video setup wizards, or you may opt to communicate during the meeting using the chat option in the virtual office.
Questions: Sandra Lee Hawes, DLS Strategic Planning Committee Chair (2014-2016), sandra.hawes at saintleo.edu or 1.352.588.8262
in ALSC Notable Children's Recordings (Association for Library Services to Children)
|Reporting Period*:||September 15|
|Name of Committee or Task Force*:||Notable Children's Recordings|
|Priority Group Area *:||Evaluation of Media (PGC II)|
|Current Chair(s)*:||Jennifer Duffy|
|Co-Chair's email (if applicable):|
|Incoming Chair (if known):|
|Committee/Task Force Members*:||Barbara Scotto
Becki (Rebecca) Bishop
|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. *:||No|
|Work accomplished since last scheduled meeting.*:||We have been working hard to evaluate audiobook and music recordings. There have been many emails flying as we strive to identify the best of the year.
Also, the above question about reviewing the committee function statement gives rise to a question about ours, and whether it is time for it to be updated. I plan to speak with my new PGC about it.
|Summarize discussion, decisions reached, and follow-up action needed (objectives, timetable, and assignments) since your last meeting.*:||We continue to evaluate recordings and communicate about questions that come up concerning them.|
|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*:||We are working towards the creation of a list of Notable Recordings that will promote excellence in productions for children, encouraging them to look to their libraries for recreation and enjoyment, as well as informational support. This list will also be of use to library workers serving children and increasing access to struggling readers.|
|Please list other ALSC committees you think you could collaborate with on issues or projects to help further your work::|
|Do you have any suggestions for future education topics, publications, or resources (such as toolkits) to be developed based on the committee’s work? Please be as detailed as possible.:||Not at this time.|
|If you are a virtual committee or task force, what is your primary method for holding meetings or communicating?:|
|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.|
|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).*:||Not applicable (Book or Media Award/Notable chair)|
|If you are the chair of a virtual committee/task force, have you reviewed the resources available in the Best Practices for Virtual Committee Work wiki? http://www.ala.org/alsc/aboutalsc/coms*:|
in RUSA MARS: Emerging Technologies in Reference Section
ALCTS Webinar: Podcasts: What Are They And Can Librarians Play?
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Sessions begin at 11 am Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern and last about an hour.
Podcasts are free radio shows—like those on National Public Radio (NPR). One can listen to podcasts at any time in any place. Imagine hitting "play" and listening to NPR shows while commuting, waiting on line, or doing chores. But podcasts are not limited to shows on NPR—they include shows and stories not found on TV, online, in print, or on the radio.
The main themes of this webinar are that podcasts have unique and useful scholarly and leisurely material that is easy to access and that librarians can be on the front lines of organizing and marketing them. Librarians will take away marketing and organizing ideas they can implement immediately, as well as ideas about marketing and organizing this relatively unknown medium in the future.
This webinar will appeal to any type of librarian because podcasts are available in most topics. There are shows about leisurely topics such as sports, storytelling, news, gardening, comedy, and yoga. There are shows about scholarly topics such as law, medicine, psychology, economics, and learning foreign languages. Podcast shows have celebrity guests, such as Hillary Clinton, Tom Hanks, Louis CK, and Jon Hamm. Shows are also produced by known scholarly entities, such as New England Journal of Medicine and Bloomberg Law.
Webinar attendees will learn:
about podcasts' role in scholarly and leisurely communication
how to listen to podcasts on desktop and mobile devices
how to market podcasts to the public. Librarians will take away ideas they can implement immediately.
how librarians can use their skills to organize podcast shows by using existing classification systems. Students will receive a spreadsheet of suggested podcast shows organized using the Library of Congress Classification System. Podcasts have a "discoverability problem," meaning there is no Google for podcasts. Librarians can help people discover content.
how librarians can start a discussion about future goals for organizing and marketing podcasts, such as creating a website that reviews podcast shows and a large database organizing podcast episodes
Who Should Attend?
Librarians interested in organizing and marketing podcasts should attend the class. There is room for everyone—from one who has never heard a podcast to a podcast enthusiast.
Course Level & Prerequisites
beginner and intermediate level; no prerequisites
Sheryl Ramer Gesoff is the director of the Health Sciences Library at Elmhurst Hospital Center in Elmhurst, New York. She is most interested in responding to the needs of hospital employees in innovative ways, including purchasing web-based tutorials, such as Rosetta Stone, and differential diagnosis programs, such as Isabel HealthCare. Sheryl’s favorite podcasts include Scientific American's 60 Second Science, Freakonomics, NPR's Fresh Air, StoryCorps, The Moth, and Pop Culture Happy Hour.
ALCTS Member (individual) . . . $43
Nonmember (individual) . . . $59
International (individual) . . . $43
(Applies to a group of people who will watch the webinar together from one access point.)
Member group . . . $99
Nonmember group . . . $129
All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to the recorded session, so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.
How to Register
For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager, at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or email@example.com.
Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.
in ALA Conference Committee
On behalf of Walter Betts, chair of the ALA Conference Committee, I am posting a DRAFT response to the ALA Budget Analysis and Review Committee (BARC).
For those who are new to this committee and/or were unable to participate at Annual:
-- At MW2014 Council received a resolution to eliminate from the policy on Midwinter Meetings the language that prohibits educational programming. That resolution was referred to BARC. Council asked for a BARC response by Annual 2014.
-- BARC reviewed the resolution, discussed financial impact with staff, and decided they couldn't make a real determination without more information (e.g., how much programming). BARC referred the resolution on to the ALA Conference Committee, which is charged -- by Council -- with recommending policy changes related to conferences. BARC asked CONF CTE to get back to them at Annual 2014, but BARC met before Conference Cte.
-- Conference Committee had an extensive discussion, in which the Councilor who crafted the resolution participated, and sent a message to BARC that they would get a response to them in advance of BARC's Fall meeting (which is October 6-7).
Based on the Conference Committee's discussion at Annual Conference -- and to facilitate further discussion -- a DRAFT response to BARC is attached. This is a "public" post -- since there is nothing inherent in this discussion at this point that would require a closed discussion.
I have also attached the background documents that the Conference Committee was working from at Annual, for your convenience and for new members of the committee.
Please continue the discussion in this space. We need to complete our discussion by September 18, so that we can get a final document ready to send BARC by September 26-29. Thank you.
in RUSA Executive Committee (Reference and User Services Association)
in RUSA Executive Committee (Reference and User Services Association)
This is something I don’t believe we've yet formally discussed, so I’d like to put it on the agenda for our Sept. 18th Adobe Connect meeting. Gary White is chairing the RUSA Leadership Development Task Force, which held two telephone meetings over May-June this year. They have developed a set of recommendations about how to go forward, and the members have agreed to continue serving over this 2014-2015 year.
Attached are the notes from the June meeting, as well as the recommendations compiled by Gary. Most immediately the TF is interested in organizing a discussion/speed mentoring event at ALA Midwinter 2015. They are looking for feedback from us.
What are your thoughts?
in RUSA Budget and Finance (Reference and User Services Association)
in RUSA Membership Committee (Reference and User Services Association)
- ACTION: Take a look at the Virtual RUSA 101 script and slides and give feedback by 10/2 on the node: http://connect.ala.org/node/225789
- ACTION: Kate will ask LITA what format they use for their 201
- ACTION: Mary Popp and Greg will work with Leighann to get the computer, extra table, and figure out how to identify these people for RUSA Social
- ACTION: Mary will look into how we might work with the ALA Office of Student to Staff for opportunities to present as “Why ALA” not just “Why RUSA”
- ACTION: Greg volunteered to help Mary and Dave with the program and memberships
- ACTION: Provide Feedback by 9/19 on this node: http://connect.ala.org/node/228509
- ACTION: Micquel will work with Marianne on the Communication Plan: ANN will provide the introduction
Please fill out the Doodle Poll by 9/19 http://doodle.com/bna8xvgn2kr53nh2
And now I'm officially done spamming you, well maybe ;-)