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Discussion Invitation from ALA President Courtney L. Young to participate in Kitchen Table Conversations

by Mary Ghikas (staff) on Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 04:31 pm
in ALA Kitchen Table Conversations

TO:                       ALA members and 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting attendees

 FROM:                  Courtney L. Young, ALA President

 RE:                       ALA Midwinter Meeting:  Conversations with members of the ALA Community

DATE:                    23 December 2014

 

TO:                       ALA members and 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting attendees

 FROM:                  Courtney L. Young, ALA President

 RE:                       ALA Midwinter Meeting:  Conversations with members of the ALA Community

DATE:                    23 December 2014

 

At this year’s ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago, we are continuing the kitchen-table type conversations with ALA members and attendees about their aspirations for ALA as their professional community – a community of members, staff and external allies. As we consider future directions for ALA in a time of significant change, your voice is very important. I urge you to participate so you are heard as we consider the best ways for ALA to work with and on behalf of members now and in the future.

The focus of these  1 ½ hour conversations will be Professional and Leadership Development. They will take place at the Hyatt Regency McCormick, Boardroom 1.   We are planning four conversations per day, each with up to 16 participants.  They will begin on Saturday, January 31, and run through Monday, February 2:  8:30-10:00am, 10:30-noon, 1:00-2:30pm, and 3:00-4:30pm. To ensure your seat, please register in advance by visiting http://vols.pt/Eab9qU. We will fill spaces on a first-come basis, and you are welcome to join without signing up provided there’s space.  This year, the Kitchen Table Conversations have been included in the Scheduler http://alamw15.ala.org/sessions/kitchentableconversations, so you can add them easily to your schedule.

ALA members experienced in facilitating conversations will facilitate and record the conversations. Following the Midwinter Meeting, we will post notes to the community in ALA Connect (http://connect.ala.org/node/210217 ) – and as we hold future conversations, we will continue to build a rich base of public knowledge about the aspirations and concerns of our community.  Feedback from the Kitchen Table Conversations held at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference, 2014 Midwinter Meeting and 2014 Annual Conference has been shared with the ALA Executive Board and with Division leaders.  We will be continuing these conversations at the 2015 Annual Conference in San Francisco.

I thank you for your membership, your attendance and your interest in building our professional community together.

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Discussion Invitation from ALA President Courtney L. Young to participate in Kitchen Table Conversations

by Mary Ghikas (staff) on Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 04:28 pm
in ALA Members

TO:                        ALA members and 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting attendees

 FROM:                  Courtney L. Young, ALA President

 RE:                       ALA Midwinter Meeting:  Conversations with members of the ALA Community

DATE:                    23 December 2014

 

TO:                        ALA members and 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting attendees

 FROM:                  Courtney L. Young, ALA President

 RE:                       ALA Midwinter Meeting:  Conversations with members of the ALA Community

DATE:                    23 December 2014

 

At this year’s ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago, we are continuing the kitchen-table type conversations with ALA members and attendees about their aspirations for ALA as their professional community – a community of members, staff and external allies. As we consider future directions for ALA in a time of significant change, your voice is very important. I urge you to participate so you are heard as we consider the best ways for ALA to work with and on behalf of members now and in the future.

The focus of these  1 ½ hour conversations will be Professional and Leadership Development. They will take place at the Hyatt Regency McCormick, Boardroom 1.   We are planning four conversations per day, each with up to 16 participants.  They will begin on Saturday, January 31, and run through Monday, February 2:  8:30-10:00am, 10:30-noon, 1:00-2:30pm, and 3:00-4:30pm. To ensure your seat, please register in advance by visiting http://vols.pt/Eab9qU. We will fill spaces on a first-come basis, and you are welcome to join without signing up provided there’s space.  This year, the Kitchen Table Conversations have been included in the Scheduler http://alamw15.ala.org/sessions/kitchentableconversations, so you can add them easily to your schedule.

ALA members experienced in facilitating conversations will facilitate and record the conversations. Following the Midwinter Meeting, we will post notes to the community in ALA Connect (http://connect.ala.org/node/210217 ) – and as we hold future conversations, we will continue to build a rich base of public knowledge about the aspirations and concerns of our community.  Feedback from the Kitchen Table Conversations held at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference, 2014 Midwinter Meeting and 2014 Annual Conference has been shared with the ALA Executive Board and with Division leaders.  We will be continuing these conversations at the 2015 Annual Conference in San Francisco.

I thank you for your membership, your attendance and your interest in building our professional community together.

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Discussion VRT at ALA 2015 in San Francisco: Final Programs & Events!

by Deborah Benrubi on Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 02:58 pm
in VRT (Video Round Table)

Here's the confirmed schedule of VRT's programs at ALA 2015 in San Francisco. Stay tuned for more detailed descriptions of programs and speakers. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Questions? Email VRT.

Friday, June 26

10:00-4:00 PM   AMIA@ALA Preconference: preservation, digitization, and more

Saturday, June 27

Here's the confirmed schedule of VRT's programs at ALA 2015 in San Francisco. Stay tuned for more detailed descriptions of programs and speakers. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Questions? Email VRT.

Friday, June 26

10:00-4:00 PM   AMIA@ALA Preconference: preservation, digitization, and more

Saturday, June 27

8:30-10:00 AM    When Text Isn't Enough: An Exploration Into The World Of Multimodal Scholarship In the Digital Arts, Sciences & Humanities (Co-sponsored by ACRL Digital Humanities Interest Group)

10:30-11:30 AM     Student And Faculty Engagement With Streaming Video: Beyond the Hype.

1:00-2:30 PM        Voices of Youth: Community Partnerships for Video Production

3:00-4:00 PM        IFLA AVMS – Global Action in AV Concerns: A History and Update

4:30-5:30 PM        APALA President's Program: Global Roots, Local Identities: Asian International Adoption and Advocacy (VRT co-sponsored)

Sunday, June 28

1:00-2:30 PM        Audio Digitization: Starting Out Right (an ALCTS program co-sponsored by VRT)

3:00-4:00 PM       PPR: Promoting and Programming in Academic Libraries

7:00-9:30 PM        VRT Gala: An Evening with California Filmmakers Rick Prelinger and Dawn Logdson

Monday, June 29

8:30-12:30 PM      VRT Executive Board Meeting

1:00-2:30 PM        Media Streaming Showcase: Can We Talk? Short, provocative talks & panels about timely aspects of media streaming impacting librarians today

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Event IS PPR Mid-Winter Meeting Annoucement and Agenda

by Christina Gola on Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 02:14 pm
in ACRL IS Policy and Publications Review Committee (Instruction Section)

Conference Call
614-715-3395
Access Code: 503900#

Agenda:

  • Publication Proposal Archive/Schedule  Merger Project
  • Final steps
  • Current progress
  • Annotated Bibliography
  • Current progress
  • Work to be completed
  • Documenting our practices and finishing up the work of our committee

Event Announcement of virtual meeting of ACRL Standards Committee

by Susanna Boylston on Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 01:11 pm
in ACRL Standards Committee (Association of College and Research Libraries)

The ACRL Standards Committee will hold a virtual meeting on Thursday, January 15th, 2015 at 4 pm. I will share the call-in number in early January.

At this meeting, the committee will review the documentation for the revised  Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.

Agenda:

The ACRL Standards Committee will hold a virtual meeting on Thursday, January 15th, 2015 at 4 pm. I will share the call-in number in early January.

At this meeting, the committee will review the documentation for the revised  Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.

Agenda:

  1. Welcome and introductions
  2. Appointment of a recorder
  3. Formal approval of minutes of 29 June 2014
  4. Review of Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
  5. Liaison Update reports
  6. Discussion of standards due and coming due for revision; assignment of liaisons
  7. Announcements

Documents for the meeting, including the final draft of the Framework and the spreadsheet of standards due and coming due, will be posted in early January.

Thanks very much,

Susanna

suboylston@davidson.edu | 704-894-2494

 

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Discussion Welcome

by Carl Bansbach on Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 01:37 pm
in AASL Legislation Committee (American Association of School Libraries)

Hello friends -

Just a note to say "hello" and let you know that I will be following up with the group on a number of things over the next several weeks related to our committee work leading up to ALA Midwinter. Please take a few minutes to let everyone know a bit about yourself.

Hello friends -

Just a note to say "hello" and let you know that I will be following up with the group on a number of things over the next several weeks related to our committee work leading up to ALA Midwinter. Please take a few minutes to let everyone know a bit about yourself.

First a bit about me - I am known as "Jay" (although I think I am listed by my first name Carl) -- am the Program Specialist for School Libraries for the Maryland State Department of Education and have been an active member of AASL for 13 years. I have served as Chair of the AASL Affiliate Assembly, currently represent MASL (Maryland) on the Assembly, and served a two year term on the AASL Board as well as a single term on the Executive Committee. Most recently, I was President of the Council of State School Library Consultants (CoSSLC) and serve on the Maryland Library Association Legislative Panel. I am an avid barbershop singer, reader, and love to travel. 

Important dates/times:

Jan. 31, 2015 (8:30 am - 10 am) Joint Legislation Meeting (AASL/ALSC/YALSA) (our year to host) - MCP - W175a (McCormack Place West)

Jan. 31, 2015 (3 pm - 5:30 pm) AASL All-Committee Meeting -- HYATT - Columbus CD (Hyatt Regency - Chicago) -we will meet as a committee during this time

May 4-5, 2015 - National Library Legislative Day (Washington, DC) - http://www.ala.org/advocacy/advleg/nlld

I will let you know about the ALA Committee on Legislation and other meetings you might want to attend after I retrieve those from my e-mail account. Let me also know if you will be joining us in Chicago!

Look for another note from me right after Thanksgiving -- enjoy your holiday!

Jay

 

 

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Event 150201 ALA Midwinter Meeting - Announcement

by Christian Dupont on Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 09:03 am
in ACRL RBMS - SAA Task Force on the Development of Standardized Statistical Measures for the Public Services of Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries

The SAA-ACRL Joint Task Force on the Development of Standardized Statistical Measures for the Public Services of Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries will hold an open, in-person meeting during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago. The meeting will be held on Sunday, February 1, 2015, from 1:00-2:30pm in the Swissôtel Montreux Room.

The SAA-ACRL Joint Task Force on the Development of Standardized Statistical Measures for the Public Services of Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries will hold an open, in-person meeting during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago. The meeting will be held on Sunday, February 1, 2015, from 1:00-2:30pm in the Swissôtel Montreux Room.

Note that the SAA-ACRL Joint Task Force on the Development of Standardized Holdings Counts and Measures for Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries will meet during the same time slot in the same hotel in the Vevey Room, which is directly across the corridor. This will allow both task forces to hold the final part of their scheduled meeting times in combined session. See the meeting agenda for further details.

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Online Doc 140813 SAA Annual Meeting - Minutes - Separate Meeting

by Christian Dupont on Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 08:51 am
in ACRL RBMS - SAA Task Force on the Development of Standardized Statistical Measures for the Public Services of Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries

Minutes of the separate meeting of the SAA-ACRL/RBMS Joint Task Force on the Development of Standardized Statistical Measures for Public Services in Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries held during the SAA Annual Meeting, August 13, 2014, in Washington, DC.

Minutes of the separate meeting of the SAA-ACRL/RBMS Joint Task Force on the Development of Standardized Statistical Measures for Public Services in Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries held during the SAA Annual Meeting, August 13, 2014, in Washington, DC.

See also the minutes of the combined meeting of the SAA-ACRL/RBMS Joint Task Force on the Development of Standardized Holdings Counts and Measures for Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries and the SAA-ACRL/RBMS Joint Task Force on the Development of Standardized Statistical Measures for Public Services in Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries, which was also held during the SAA Annual Meeting.

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