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Discussion REMINDER: School library scholars and researchers, please take our 5-minute survey!

by Jeffrey DiScala on Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 10:36 am
in AASL ESLS (Educators of School Librarians Section)

*Please excuse cross postings*

Scholars, researchers, professors, and academics: please take this survey from AASL on creating a community of scholars in the field of school libraries! We need your response and it will only take five minutes!

http://bit.ly/schoollibres2

Share the survey with other interested scholars and on social media using #schoollibres.

*Please excuse cross postings*

Scholars, researchers, professors, and academics: please take this survey from AASL on creating a community of scholars in the field of school libraries! We need your response and it will only take five minutes!

http://bit.ly/schoollibres2

Share the survey with other interested scholars and on social media using #schoollibres.

AASL is working on the development of a community of scholars in the school library and related research fields. Such a community will connect all those working on school library research across organizations and backgrounds. If you consider yourself a scholar/researcher/academic/professor of school libraries or a related field, we encourage you to take this five-minute survey.

Along with the School Library SIG of ALISE, the AASL Task Force created this survey to better understand the needs and affiliations of school library scholars. Please help us create a truly meaningful community by responding to the questions on this brief survey. The survey will close on Friday, April 3, 2015.

Thank you for your participation!

-- 

Jeffrey DiScala
AASL Community of Scholars Task Force Chair

PhD Candidate
iSchool, University of Maryland
jeffdiscala@gmail.com; discala@umd.edu

 

 

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Discussion Please take our survey for Scholars and Researchers of School Libraries

by Jeffrey DiScala on Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 10:27 am
in AASL (The American Association of School Librarians)

Are you scholar, researcher, professor, or academic in the field of the school libraries (or a field closely related to it)? Take the AASL Community of Scholars Survey! We need your response and it only takes five minutes!
 
http://bit.ly/schoollibres2
 
Please feel free to share this survey with other interested scholars. You can use the hashtag #schoollibres.
 

Are you scholar, researcher, professor, or academic in the field of the school libraries (or a field closely related to it)? Take the AASL Community of Scholars Survey! We need your response and it only takes five minutes!
 
http://bit.ly/schoollibres2
 
Please feel free to share this survey with other interested scholars. You can use the hashtag #schoollibres.
 
AASL is working on the development of a community of scholars in the school library and related research fields. Such a community will connect all those working on school library research across organizations and backgrounds. If you consider yourself a scholar/researcher/academic/professor of school libraries or a related field.
 
Along with the School Library SIG of ALISE, the AASL Task Force created this survey to better understand the needs and affiliations of school library scholars. Please help us create a truly meaningful community by responding to the questions on this brief survey. It should only take about five minutes. The survey will close on Friday, April 3, 2015.
 
Please feel free to share this survey with other interested scholars. Share the survey on social media using #schoollibres. Thank you!
 
-- 
Jeffrey DiScala
AASL Community of Scholars Task Force Chair
PhD Candidate
iSchool, University of Maryland
jeffdiscala@gmail.com; discala@umd.edu

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Discussion Libraries from Now On: Imagining the Future of Libraries ALA Summit on the Future of Libraries – Report to ALA Membership

by Amy Paget on Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 09:45 am
in ASCLA Future of Libraries Interest Group

Interest Group Members - Has the IG discussed this report, full text attached.  If not, Go!

Discussion Upcomiong ASCLA Future of Libraries Events

by Amy Paget on Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 07:34 am
in ASCLA Future of Libraries Interest Group

 I am looking forward to meeting you in all the ways that are convenient to you..whether through this list, through  alaconnect, at conferences, and on social media and/or through the online meeting tools available to us through ALA.

We have a minimum of two very exciting opportunities to convene together in San Francisco this summer.  The first is our preconference:

Looking to the Future: Strategic Foresight and Scenario Planning

 I am looking forward to meeting you in all the ways that are convenient to you..whether through this list, through  alaconnect, at conferences, and on social media and/or through the online meeting tools available to us through ALA.

We have a minimum of two very exciting opportunities to convene together in San Francisco this summer.  The first is our preconference:

Looking to the Future: Strategic Foresight and Scenario Planning

Go beyond trend spotting and learn how professional futurists leverage strategic foresight tools and approaches to look and see the big picture of where we are headed. Join our presenters, two consultants trained in Foresight by the University of Houston, as they lead hands-on activities where you will learn tools and techniques you can leverage for creating future scenarios at your own organization.  Details here:  http://bit.ly/1bGXVmL

Speakers:

  • Jamie Hollier, MLS., Consultant
  • Jen Chang, MLS., JD., Consultant. 

            Date: Friday, June 26 2015, Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 

Foresight is a highly respected futuring approach.  Do join us and add this skill to your toolkit.

Please also plan to attend our ASCLA Interest Group Meeting which will be held at the same time as the ASCLA All Committee Meetings:  

Date: Sunday, June 28, Time: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Location: TBA.  At that meeting, I will ask the group to update me on your past efforts and focus on our future plans.  We will have some immediate feedback from the preconference to digest as well.  I will put a process in place in the next month so that I can have RSVPs for attendance at this meeting.  We can also consider using some conferencing software to enable members to attend online.  More to come.

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Should Graphic Novels Have Their Own Award?

by Alee Navarro (staff) on Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 06:19 pm
in Vote for the 2015 ALA Annual Conversation Starters

Description: The panel will discuss the merits and concerns of creating a book award specifically for graphic literature. Featuring Printz Award-winning cartoonist Gene Luen Yang; Senior Librarian, Teen Services, Los Angeles Public Library Candice Mack; cartoonist and Kids’ Comics Revolution! co-founder Dave Roman; K-8 Media Specialist and Caldecott Committee member Laura Given; and Executive Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) Charles Brownstein.

Description: The panel will discuss the merits and concerns of creating a book award specifically for graphic literature. Featuring Printz Award-winning cartoonist Gene Luen Yang; Senior Librarian, Teen Services, Los Angeles Public Library Candice Mack; cartoonist and Kids’ Comics Revolution! co-founder Dave Roman; K-8 Media Specialist and Caldecott Committee member Laura Given; and Executive Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) Charles Brownstein. Panel moderated by K-8 Teacher-Librarian & Black Eyed Susan Graphic Novel committee member Rebecca Oxley.

Presenter: Rebecca Oxley

Format: Panel Discussion

Types of libraries:

  • Academic
  • Student
  • State Library
  • School / Media Center
  • Public
  • Middle School
  • Library School
  • High School
  • Elementary School
  • Association

Subjects:

  • Advocacy
  • Young Adult Literature
  • Diversity
  • Collection Development
  • Children's Literature

Additional comments: Topics will include the still-fluid definition of the format, the impact of graphic novels on American readership, criteria for excellence and guidelines for selection, which readers an award would be for, and what awards already exist for the graphic novel format. We’ll be asking some of the hard questions in one conversation: why isn’t there already an award for graphic novels, and, is a separate award for the graphic novel format really needed? Get ready for a diverse array of perspectives.

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Discussion Updated documenent uploaded

by Vanessa Nutter on Sun, Mar 29, 2015 at 11:10 am
in AASL Underserved Student Populations Task Force

Hi ladies,

How is everyone doing?

I've found some interesting articles and added notes to our charge questions from those readings.

I've uploaded it as a Word document so that you all can add information as you find it. 

Best,

Vanessa

Discussion Joining the MIG

by Melissa Cardenas-Dow on Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 12:32 pm
in Diversity Member Interest Group

What is a MIG exactly?

A Membership Initiative Group (MIG) is short-term group within ALA that is focused on topical concerns and issues. A MIG is member-created, member-driven, and member-continued. A MIG exists because ALA members support its existance. A MIG can not assume responsibilities of other, more established groups and units. (for more, please see: http://www.ala.org/groups/mcoms/migs)

What is a MIG exactly?

A Membership Initiative Group (MIG) is short-term group within ALA that is focused on topical concerns and issues. A MIG is member-created, member-driven, and member-continued. A MIG exists because ALA members support its existance. A MIG can not assume responsibilities of other, more established groups and units. (for more, please see: http://www.ala.org/groups/mcoms/migs)

The Diversity MIG was created to provide an organizational home for those who are interested in furthering diversity, equity and inclusion within ALA. Our purpose differs slightly from other ALA bodies that attempt to deal with the topics of diversity, equity and inclusion. We are attempting to provide a community of practice to help our members learn more about the issues that deal with diversity, equity and inclusion. Through activities that we do, I hope to nurture a community that is committed to supporting members in their learning and outlook, with the hope that we each take what we learn to our individual locales. For more info please see the About Us of the Diversity Member Interest Group. What we do here, at the ALA Diversity MIG, is to meant to provide feedback to the ALA Committee on Diversity and the Task Force on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Do you need to sign up to become a member of the group?

Yes. The sign up necessary is joining us on this ALA Connect Community!

Would the work require attending Annual and/or Midwinter?

No. We will have events during the conferences, but the bulk of our activity will be conducted virtually. We need to focus our virtual activity on ALA Connect, but I hope to branch out to other virtual spaces as needed.

Would work be done virtually?

Yes, mostly! The biggest bulk of work at the moment is participation. Please post an introduction, respond to queries (from me and other members), share activities on diversity, equity and inclusion done in other ALA units, and participate in MIG activities as much as possible. 

 

~Melissa

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