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by Ron Jankowski (staff) on Sat, Apr 19, 2014 at 05:32 pm
in Virtual Membership Meeting 2014 VMM14

Discussion Participate in VMM14 -- June 5, 2014

by Ron Jankowski (staff) on Sat, Apr 19, 2014 at 05:26 pm
in Virtual Membership Meeting 2014 VMM14

Virtual Membership Meetings (VMM) are part of ALA's ongoing efforts to reach out interactively to members about its strategic direction, budget priorities and topics of interest. VMM is an annual online forum where ALA leaders present information about topics of interest to the general membership. Live captioning is provided for all participants.

Virtual Membership Meetings (VMM) are part of ALA's ongoing efforts to reach out interactively to members about its strategic direction, budget priorities and topics of interest. VMM is an annual online forum where ALA leaders present information about topics of interest to the general membership. Live captioning is provided for all participants.

Use this ALA Connect forum to exchange information and to participate in pre-meeting discussions and  to exchange perspectives, ideas and opinions with both old and new colleagues and friends. 


RESOLUTIONS

Members registered for VMM14 will have an opportunity to discuss and to vote on any resolutions offered by members. Resolutions must be submitted no later than May 29, 2014, 2:00 p.m. (CDT). Review these important details about VMM resolutions procedures and for submitting a VMM resolution. Resolutions must be submitted no later than May 29, 2014, 2:00 p.m. (CDT).


NEW for VMM14. To provide a visual way for you to share what’s happening at your library, VMM14 now incorporates images and video (links) that you submit. To submit your images please follow these instructions.

Group Viewing:  Many members gather a group of co-workers to view VMM together. It's a chance for sharing among your immediate colleagues and your colleagues around the world. Take protos of your group and submit them to ALA.  We'll post some of them on the ALA website, on ALA Connect, and may use them when we communicate about VMM15.

REMEMBER: If you have a group viewing remember that if a poll or vote is taken during the VMM, only the individual member who officially registered may vote.  


Important Information & Links:

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File Naming_Framing_2011- Kettering

by Nancy Kranich on Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 05:42 pm
in Libraries Foster Community Engagement

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Discussion 2014 ALSC Executive Committee Spring Call Agenda and Documents

by Aimee Strittmatter-IL (staff) on Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 02:57 pm
in ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children)

Greetings!

Attached you will find the ALSC Executive Committee's 2014 spring call agenda and documents. The call is scheduled for Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Central.

Documents attached are:

Agenda

Doc A Draft 2014 Midwinter ALSC Board Minutes

Doc B 2014 Draft Midwinter ALSC Executive Committee Minutes

Doc C Management Report

Doc D.i March Financial Summary

Doc D.ii Endowment Report

Doc E Continuing Education Report

Doc F Communications Report

Doc G Membership Report

Greetings!

Attached you will find the ALSC Executive Committee's 2014 spring call agenda and documents. The call is scheduled for Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Central.

Documents attached are:

Agenda

Doc A Draft 2014 Midwinter ALSC Board Minutes

Doc B 2014 Draft Midwinter ALSC Executive Committee Minutes

Doc C Management Report

Doc D.i March Financial Summary

Doc D.ii Endowment Report

Doc E Continuing Education Report

Doc F Communications Report

Doc G Membership Report

Doc H Projects & Partnerships Report

Doc I Publications Report

Doc J Web Activities Report

Doc K Emerging Leader Report

Doc L President's Report

Doc M Vice-Presidents Report

Doc N Councilor's Report

Doc O Membership Meeting during the 2014 Annual Conference

Doc q Notable Children’s Book List

Doc r Campaign Guidelines

Doc s Carnegie Medal

Doc t Awards Preconference Survey Results

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Discussion AASL Governance Schedule at Annual

by Jonna Ashley (staff) on Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 02:15 pm
in AASL Board of Directors

Attached you will find a schedule of AASL Governance meetings at ALA’s 2014 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. This includes Board, EC, and Affiliate Assembly meetings, with times and locations. You can find a full schedule of AASL events online here: http://www.ala.org/aasl/conferences/annual/schedule

Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Acquisitions

by Jane Rosario on Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 11:53 am
in ALCTS

*Apologies in advance for duplicate postings.*

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Acquisitions
Session 3: July 21- August 29, 2014

This six-week online course is a basic primer for library acquisitions concepts common to all library materials formats. It covers:

·         Goals and methods of acquiring monographs and serials in all formats;

*Apologies in advance for duplicate postings.*

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Acquisitions
Session 3: July 21- August 29, 2014

This six-week online course is a basic primer for library acquisitions concepts common to all library materials formats. It covers:

·         Goals and methods of acquiring monographs and serials in all formats;

·         Theoretical foundations and workflows of basic acquisitions functions;

·         Financial management of library collections budgets;

·         Relationships among acquisitions librarians, library booksellers, subscription agents, and publishers.


This course provides a broad overview of the operations involved in acquiring materials after the selection decision is made.

In FOA, we distinguish between collection development, which involves the selection of materials for the library; and acquisitions, which orders, receives, and pays for those materials. In many libraries, selecting and acquiring materials may be done in the same department—in the smallest libraries perhaps even by the same person. In larger libraries, selection may be done by a collection development department and/or designated subject specialists, while a separate department acquires the selected materials.  In essence, acquisitions is a business operation, bringing materials into the library and licensing access to library collections and resources.

Who Should Attend:  As a fundamentals course, FOA is tailored for librarians and paraprofessionals new to the acquisitions field; and librarians and support staff from other library units and library school or LSSC students who want to know more about acquisitions.  Although FOA focuses on the acquisition of monographs in various physical formats, it covers key components of acquisition and licensing processes for all library materials, in all formats, in all types of libraries.

This course is one-third of the Collection Management Elective course approved by the Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSCP).

Because success in acquisitions depends on ability to collaborate, negotiate, and be flexible to work out win-win solutions with others, this course includes collaborative and social elements.

Instructors

  • Betsy Redman, Acquisitions Serials Librarian, Arizona State University

  • Eleanor Cook, Assistant Director for Discovery & Technical Services Academic Library Services, East Carolina University

  • Michelle Flinchbaugh, Acquisitions and Digital Scholarship Services Librarian, UMBC Library

  • Donna Smith, Assistant Head of Technical Services, Northern Kentucky University

  • Jennifer Arnold, Director, Library Services, Central Piedmont Community College

Registration Fees:  $109 ALCTS Member and  $139 Non-member

For additional details, registration links, and contact information see: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/foa/ol_templ

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to web courses, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

*Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.*

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Event May Webinar - Data Publishing with Dataverse

by Suzanna Conrad on Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 11:27 am
in ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group

Dear DCIG Members,

ACRL Numeric and Geospatial Data Services & Digital Curation Interest Group invite you to attend our next webinar “Data Publishing with Dataverse.”

Speaker:

Mercè Crosas, Ph.D., Director of Data Science, The Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS), Harvard University, http://iq.harvard.edu/merce-crosas

Description:

Dear DCIG Members,

ACRL Numeric and Geospatial Data Services & Digital Curation Interest Group invite you to attend our next webinar “Data Publishing with Dataverse.”

Speaker:

Mercè Crosas, Ph.D., Director of Data Science, The Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS), Harvard University, http://iq.harvard.edu/merce-crosas

Description:

Over the last decade, our Data Science team at Harvard's Institute for Quantitative Social Science has been iteratively developing Dataverse, a data repository framework to facilitate and enhance data sharing, preservation, citation, reuse and analysis. The open source Dataverse software has been installed as a research data repository atmultiple institutions worldwide. The Dataverse repository hosted at HarvardUniversity is open to all researchers, and currently has over 53,000 data sets containing 734,000 files. During the last two years, based on user feedback and community practices, we have implemented extensible data publishing workflows and effective ways to link publications to data. In this talk, I'll present what we have learned in the process, and how it has helped us define data publishing.

Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm CDT

URL: https://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=661343559 (no pre-registration necessary)

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If you have never attended WebEx Event before:

How do I join a meeting demo:
http://wlc.webex.com/players/hdiRTE/HDIFrameset.htm?agg=MC/EN/MC_EN_T27F...  
System Requirements:
https://support.webex.com/MyAccountWeb/systemRequirement.do?root=Tools&p...  
 

Regards,

Suzanna Conrad – DCIG Recorder

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Event ACRL DLS Virtual Research Committee Meeting

by Kimberly Bailey on Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 09:28 am
in ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Agenda

DLS Virtual Research Committee Meeting

Wednesday April 30th, 2014

1:00-2:00 P.M. Central Time

  1. Introduction
  2. Volunteer to take minutes
  3. Brief report from ALA Mid-Winter on the Research Committee
  4. Discussion about the charges of the “Research Committee”, and exchange ideas
  5. Meeting at the Annual Conference in Las Vegas
  6. Other

 

Agenda

DLS Virtual Research Committee Meeting

Wednesday April 30th, 2014

1:00-2:00 P.M. Central Time

  1. Introduction
  2. Volunteer to take minutes
  3. Brief report from ALA Mid-Winter on the Research Committee
  4. Discussion about the charges of the “Research Committee”, and exchange ideas
  5. Meeting at the Annual Conference in Las Vegas
  6. Other

 

Members:
Dr. Farzaneh Razzaghi
Farzaneh@utpa.edu (Chair)
Travis Dolence travis.dolence@mnstate.edu
Mrs. Annelise L. Freeman annelise.freeman@gmail.com
Li Fu lif@sandiego.edu
Dr. Kristin Brand Heathcock kheathcock@hccfl.edu
Prof. Julie A. Poole pool_ja@mercer.edu
Dr. Kristen Radsliff Rebmann kristen.rebmann@sjsu.edu
Michael F. Strahan  mstrahan@nmu.edu
Melanie Thomas Mthomas@library.msstate.edu

Staff Liaison
Megan Griffin. mgriffin@ala.org

Committee Charges:
To promote and facilitate research and publication in the area of distance learning library services by identifying areas where research is needed; facilitate communication about research activities; encourage research activities through participation in library and distance education forums; and explore cooperative arrangements and projects within ALA and its divisions.

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