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 We've completed our migration to the new authentication system! ALA members, nothing really changes for you, but non-ALA members should now log in to Connect using their ala.org usernames and passwords. Everyone can now reset their passwords using the form on ala.org.

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Event Meeting of Library Services to an Aging Population Committee

by Angela Fortin on Wed, Apr 1, 2015 at 03:10 pm
in RUSA RSS Library Service to Aging Population (Reference Services Section)

Virtual meeting of Library Services to an Aging Population Committee is scheduled for Wednesday, April 22 at 4:00pm (EST). Meeting agenda to follow. 

Discussion Non-ALA Members: Use your ala.org login now

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 01:05 pm
in Announcements

 We've completed our migration to the new authentication system! ALA members, nothing really changes for you, but non-ALA members should now log in to Connect using their ala.org usernames and passwords. Everyone can now reset their passwords using the form on ala.org.

Online Doc ALCTS Continuing Resources Section seeks volunteers

by Erin Leach on Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 12:49 pm
in ALCTS

Are you a member of ALCTS who works with continuing resources? Would you like to become more active in ALCTS? If you answered “yes!” to both of these questions, the Continuing Resources Section of ALCTS might be for you.

Are you a member of ALCTS who works with continuing resources? Would you like to become more active in ALCTS? If you answered “yes!” to both of these questions, the Continuing Resources Section of ALCTS might be for you.

The Continuing Resources Section of ALCTS seeks volunteers for its committees and award juries. Committee appointments are for two years and run from July 2015-June 2017. Award jury appointments are for one year and run from July 2015-June 2016. Virtual appointments are available for those who are unable to attend ALA Midwinter and ALA Annual in person, but who are still interested in being involved.

For more information about the Continuing Resources Section and its committees and award juries, visit the Continuing Resources Section’s page on the ALA website (http://www.ala.org/alcts/mgrps/crs).

Though the ALCTS appointment cycle is drawing to a close, it’s not too late to get involved. To volunteer for a Continuing Resources Section committee, fill out the volunteer form (http://www.ala.org/alcts/mgrps/howto/vol_form) or contact me directly (eleach@uga.edu). Feel free to contact me directly with any questions you might have about the Continuing Resources Section and its committees.

Thanks, in advance, for your consideration.

Erin Leach

Chair-Elect, Continuing Resources Section (2014-2015)

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Online Doc ALCTS Continuing Resources Section seeks volunteers

by Erin Leach on Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 12:47 pm
in ALCTS CRS (Continuing Resources Section)

Are you a member of ALA’s Association of Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) who works with continuing resources? Would you like to become more active in ALCTS? If you answered “yes!” to both of these questions, the Continuing Resources Section of ALCTS might be for you.

Are you a member of ALA’s Association of Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) who works with continuing resources? Would you like to become more active in ALCTS? If you answered “yes!” to both of these questions, the Continuing Resources Section of ALCTS might be for you.

The Continuing Resources Section of ALCTS seeks volunteers for its committees and award juries. Committee appointments are for two years and run from July 2015-June 2017. Award jury appointments are for one year and run from July 2015-June 2016. Virtual appointments are available for those who are unable to attend ALA Midwinter and ALA Annual in person, but who are still interested in being involved.

For more information about the Continuing Resources Section and its committees and award juries, visit the Continuing Resources Section’s page on the ALA website (http://www.ala.org/alcts/mgrps/crs).

Though the ALCTS appointment cycle is drawing to a close, it’s not too late to get involved. To volunteer for a Continuing Resources Section committee, fill out the volunteer form (http://www.ala.org/alcts/mgrps/howto/vol_form) or contact me directly (eleach@uga.edu). Feel free to contact me directly with any questions you might have about the Continuing Resources Section and its committees.

Thanks, in advance, for your consideration.

Erin Leach

Chair-Elect, ALCTS Continuing Resources Section (2014-2015)

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Discussion LLAMA Webinar Presents a New Approach to Strategic Planning

by Fred Reuland (staff) on Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 11:40 am
in LLAMA (Library Leadership & Management Association)

Strategic planning:  from groans to eye-rolls, the words alone are enough to elicit a range of responses from most librarians—not many of them positive.  All too often the experience is cumbersome and results in plans that are too long, too complex, and have little impact on work.  Instead of roadmaps for success, they are hoops to jump through.  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Library Strategy with a Focus: What NOT to Do,” on May 6, at 1:30-3:00 PM (Central time).

Presenter Jason Kuhl is the Executive Director at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library in Arlington Heights, Illinois.  Management at his Library knew they needed to think beyond typical planning cycles, goals, and objectives to prioritize what truly mattered—impacting  the community.  They developed a way to help administrators allocate resources and put tactical decisions where they belong—with the front-line staff who are best equipped to make them.  Learn about how they created a focused organization where strategy truly guides all that they do, and about how you can bring that process to your library.

Fees: LLAMA member $49; Non-LLAMA member $59; LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199; Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239

Register online: http://tinyurl.com/3zhtecm

Register with a purchase order or by mail: registration form (PDF, 1 pg.).

Can’t attend the live event?  No problem! If you register, you will automatically receive a link to the recorded version for later viewing.

For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, contact Fred Reuland. freuland@ala.org

About the Library Leadership and Management Association
The Library Leadership and Management Association (www.ala.org/llama) advances outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders. LLAMA is a division of the American Library Association.

 

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Event SLILC Monthly Meeting - April 2015

by Carrie Donovan on Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 09:53 am
in ACRL Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend via https://connect.iu.edu/slilc

Online Doc Monthly Meeting Minutes, 2015-Apr

by John Wiggins on Sat, Apr 18, 2015 at 08:18 pm
in LLAMA MAES Data Collection for Library Managers Committee

LLAMA/MAES DCLM minutes

Date: Monday, April 13 12-1PM (ET)

1. Recorder:  John Wiggins

2. Roll Call: Nancy Fawley, Jennifer Fuentes, Kari Lucas, Sarah Naper, Donna Smith, Connie Strittmatter, John Wiggins

3. Call for Additional Agenda Items: none contributed

4. Approve Minutes: no changes; minutes approved as appear at http://connect.ala.org/node/237879

5. Working Group Reports

5a. Reviews of Tools (Donna Smith)

LLAMA/MAES DCLM minutes

Date: Monday, April 13 12-1PM (ET)

1. Recorder:  John Wiggins

2. Roll Call: Nancy Fawley, Jennifer Fuentes, Kari Lucas, Sarah Naper, Donna Smith, Connie Strittmatter, John Wiggins

3. Call for Additional Agenda Items: none contributed

4. Approve Minutes: no changes; minutes approved as appear at http://connect.ala.org/node/237879

5. Working Group Reports

5a. Reviews of Tools (Donna Smith)

Working group is creating a list of basic elements to include in reviews, and plans to do a few reviews as an example, then share with DCLM for feedback, next steps.

To start, our reviews are likely to appear on ALA Connect.  Based on a great suggestion by Connie, we’ll explore contributing them to LLAMA journal as a column (John will find appropriate contact to pursue)

5b. What's Your Story? (Sarah Naper)

Three webinars have been proposed, the first one, introduction to research design has been drafted as an outline available at: http://connect.ala.org/node/237923. Working group is proposing a one or one-and-a-half hour webinar with four components: what is research design?, why we care about research design, identifying a problem to research and phrasing the research question, choosing appropriate methodology for the problem.

Working group would like feedback on this proposal—see link to Google Document with discussion (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oVUUDS2zyx00tFslmsrialzyu3WKHWgYrtsdquCOklc/edit).  The WG is also seeking nominations/connections to speakers on this topic.

Work will continue soon on the subsequent pieces; we’ll reach out to the Using Data committee to coordinate plans.

5c. Assessment Findings Repository (Connie Strittmatter)

Following up on Jessame’s presentation from last meeting, fleshing out ideas for repository to develop proposal to LLAMA Innovation Fund.  Ideas include (among others) workshops to promote repository, and ALA groups that we can collaborate with to help set up the repository.  There’s no deadline for submission to LLAMA Innovation Fund; looking for DCLM feedback to fine-tune submission (see our Google Doc at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TAzT67D5KPzADz7LVMIyWJuj_gVW6cVJth70ZkcZojA/edit ).

Use case—Nancy noted that following up on an Assessment in Action report (abstracts), it can be challenging to discover more details or to access data. Nancy, Connie and John will follow up with contacts already in the AIA effort (offered by ACRL) to see what the experiences of folks in the program are and what materials they might have for our proposed repository.

6.  Other Old Business

  6a. LLAMA's strategic directions, 2015+ (Sarah Naper)

Document is intentionally/deliberately short; LLAMA is looking for comments.  Nancy suggested we link our proposal for Innovation Funding to an appropriate theme.  There’s a PDF posted in our committee space for ease of reference.  Nancy proposed that we consider/pursue connections among committees as part of “Create a Welcoming and Inclusive Community for Members and Potential Members”—foster connections between members [on committees].  John will share with MAES/LLAMA.  International/online participation is good and also in the strategic directions; and we’ve seen positive success with Jennifer Fuentes’ participation from abroad.

  6b. Looking ahead: DCLM next year (Sarah Naper)

DCLM co-chairs will send out the link to the survey again (http://bit.ly/1KukBGu) and ask DCLM members to respond by Fri April 24 with input.

7. Additional Ideas and Future Projects

  7a. Call for additional ideas

John proposed an idea to recruit “intern-like” members to serve in specific, limited roles, such as a task identified via a working group, to help the committee meet its priorities/goals beyond the capacity that the current group could provide.  This could provide opportunities to paraprofessionals or students in ALA, or new professionals or these seeking to explore new areas.  They differ from full commitment to membership on DCLM.

How would we advertise these opportunities?  Are there email lists—students in ALA or via ALISE (library educators)?  Email lists (Drexel, Texas Women’s University) also can reach internationally.  The co-chair group will explore further and may propose something to the committee.

8. Additional New Business: none contributed

 

Next meeting Monday, May 11.

Rob Withers will record next month, John Wiggins will convene.

 

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Event SLILC Monthly Meeting - May 2015

by Carrie Donovan on Sat, Apr 18, 2015 at 02:19 pm
in ACRL Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee

This meeting has been cancelled.

Online Doc Missed the #videofairuse tweetchat and want info on fair use and copyright?

by Laura Jenemann on Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 05:47 pm
in VRT (Video Round Table)

Then check out this story on Storify for the #videofairuse Fair Use and Media tweetchat on February 25, 2015.

You'll find a helpful Q&A on:

copyright

fair use

distance education

VHS conversion

for librarians who work with audiovisual (streaming and physical) media - like you!

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