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ALCTS New Members Interest Group

Discussion Call for Chapters - Analysis and Assessment in Technical Services

by Zachary Stein on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 06:25 pm

Call for Chapters – Analysis and Assessment in Technical Services

Call for Chapters – Analysis and Assessment in Technical Services

http://www.ala.org/alcts/resources/monographs

Proposals sought for single authors or contributors for new monograph covering different aspects of analysis and assessment across technical services.
Proposal submission deadline: 
March 17, 2017

ALCTS Monographs is seeking proposals from single authors or contributors for a new monograph covering different aspects of analysis and assessment across technical services, from beginning to end. The purpose of the monograph will be on how to incorporate assessment and analysis work into a library’s existing workflow.

Intended Audience: Technical services managers, administrators, and deans, anyone interested in learning more about employing assessment in their work.

Each chapter will be ~20-25 pages (~10,000 words), covering the necessary components for conducting successful analysis and assessment projects on an identified topic. Chapter topics may include:

- Assessment of Technical Services – analysis of current practices/workflows/staff
- Acquisitions assessment
- Continuing Resource/serial review/vendor assessment
- Assessment of cataloging/metadata – output and workflows
- Collection assessment
- Preservation assessment
- Future of Tech Services – trends and future initiatives

Each chapter may include the following information:

- Types of assessment/analysis
- Questions to Ask/What to consider
- What to assess – staff, skills, workload, workflow of process
- Managing the analysis and assessment project
- Communicating the assessment results/data visualization (examples)
- Lessons learned
- Helpful resources
- Case studies (could include workflow, staff & staff qualifications, budget)
- One page information sheet-checklist

For chapter author(s), please provide:

- A brief abstract and outline of contents identified above
-Brief biographical statement including your experience relevant to the proposed chapter

Please submit proposals by March 17, 2017 to alctsmonographs@lists.ala.org.

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ACRL Board of Directors

Discussion Pre-vote discussion: 2/17/17–2/20/17 Statement on the Dissemination of Federal Research

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 08:37 am

Please note the expedited turnaround for this virtual vote, as we are hoping to issue a statement in a timely manner if approved.

The Board is invited to review the Board action form and accompanying statement regarding an ACRL Statement on the Dissemination of Federal Research.

Please use threaded discussions to post feedback regarding the proposed action during the discussion period of 2/17/17–2/20/17.

Please note the expedited turnaround for this virtual vote, as we are hoping to issue a statement in a timely manner if approved.

The Board is invited to review the Board action form and accompanying statement regarding an ACRL Statement on the Dissemination of Federal Research.

Please use threaded discussions to post feedback regarding the proposed action during the discussion period of 2/17/17–2/20/17.

Following the discussion period, the Board will vote on the ACRL Statement on the Dissemination of Federal Research via virtual vote during Tuesday, February 21 to Wednesday February 22, and confirm its vote at the 2017 Annual Conference.

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ACRL Government Relations Committee

Online Doc watching House Education and the Workforce Committee

by Virginia Pierce on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 03:21 pm

ACRL Legislative Agenda 2017 draft

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Activities of the Congressional House Education and the Workforce Committee

ACRL Legislative Agenda 2017 draft

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Activities of the Congressional House Education and the Workforce Committee

The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired byCongresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC), works on issues relating to the U.S. Education system and Workforce and provides oversight of policies administered by the U.S. Departments of Labor, Education, Agriculture, and Health and Human Services. The Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, chaired byRepresentative Brett Guthrie (R-KY), covers issues on post-secondary education. Some of the issues for which they have jurisdiction are: the Higher Education Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, all programs relating to museums and library services, and postsecondary career and technical education. In February 2017, Betsy DeVos, was confirmed as the new the U.S. Secretary of Education.

In the incoming 115th Congress, several bills have been introduced and have been referred to the House Education and the Workforce Committee. These and any new bills or regulations will continue to be monitored. The most recent hearing which took place was held on February 7th called “Challenges and Opportunities in Higher Education.”

At the present time, there appear to be no direct or obvious impacts to academic libraries in legislative or regulatory proposals by the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and Higher Education Issues.  We will continue to monitor as issues may arise later in the year.

 

To follow:

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ACRL Government Relations Committee

Discussion TimeLIne

by Clay Williams on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 02:32 pm

Date

Activity

Responsible parties

Fall 2016

Provide input on issues to include, volunteer to write sections, begin drafting

All government relations committee members

Date

Activity

Responsible parties

Fall 2016

Provide input on issues to include, volunteer to write sections, begin drafting

All government relations committee members

December 2016

Reach out to ACRL committee/section chairs, leaders (via acrleads@ala.org list) explaining process and that they will have opportunity to contribute. Ask them to consider including discussion time on their MW agendas, if they feel appropriate. Indicate specific instructions/details will be forthcoming.

Gov’t relations chair/co-chair,

January 2017

Seek input from key ACRL committee/section chairs, ACRL leaders (via acrleads@ala.org list), and the ALA Washington Office. Give deadline of Feb. 15. (Note: Could seek input by circulating draft for reaction, or not. Could seek nomination of issues by providing structured format - as in the style guide.)

Gov’t relations chair/co-chair

January 2017

Seek input from ALA Legislative Assembly at ALA MW meeting.

Gov’t relations chair is formal ACRL representative to Leg Assembly

February 15 – March 26, 2017

Revise sections, add new issues (if necessary)

All government relations committee members

March 27, 2017

Submit penultimate draft to staff liaison for copyediting

Gov’t relations chair/co-chair

April 3, 2017

Submit final agenda, with Board action form, to ACRL office for virtual vote

Gov’t relations chair/co-chair

April 7-11, 2017

ACRL Board pre-vote discussion period

Staff post agenda and action form to ALA Connect

 

ACRL Board voting period

Staff set poll in ALA Connect

 

Board decision communicated to Govt’ relations chair/co-chair

Staff

 

Promote approved ACRL legislative agenda (2 weeks before NLLD) through standard ACRL communication channels

Staff liaison

May 2-3, 2017 

National Library Legislative Day, Washington, DC

 

 

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ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee

Discussion DRAFT: Library Bill of Rights Interpretation - Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

by Eleanor Diaz (staff) on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 12:57 pm

This is a draft interpretation that attempts to demonstrate how equity, diversity and inclusion are integral to the principles expressed in the Library Bill of Rights. Please share this draft widely. We appreciate any and all feedback on this draft document.

ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group

File DCIG_Minutes_20170117

by Andrew M. Johnson on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 12:57 pm

PDF File, 191.7 KB

ACRL Board of Directors

Poll Do you approve the revised ACRL Statement on the Dissemination of Federal Research as presented in Doc 1.1?

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 12:07 pm
Yes
100% (4 votes)
No
0% (0 votes)
Abstain
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 4
ACRL Government Relations Committee

Discussion Conference Call reminder--number and access code

by Clay Williams on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Here is the information for the call this afternoon at 3 EST.

 

Dial-in Number (United States): (319) 527-9150
Access Code: 710122

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