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ALSC Children and Technology Committee

Online Doc February 15, 2018 Quarterly Report.

by Angela Nolet on Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 12:23 pm

Quarterly report for February 15, 2018.

Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Society of American Archivists' (SAA) Mosaic Scholarship is currently open, February 28, 2018 deadline

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 09:44 am

The Mosaic Scholarship was established to provide financial and mentoring support to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival science, to encourage students to pursue careers in archives, and to promote the diversification of the American archival profession. The award is given to applicants who demonstrate excellent potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archival profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it.

The Mosaic Scholarship was established to provide financial and mentoring support to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival science, to encourage students to pursue careers in archives, and to promote the diversification of the American archival profession. The award is given to applicants who demonstrate excellent potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archival profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it.

Up to two scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded, contingent on available funds. In addition, each scholarship recipient receives a one-year complimentary membership to SAA and complimentary registration to the Society's Annual Meeting for the year in which the scholarship was received.

For more information on the scholarship, eligibility requirements and application instructions, please visit: http://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-mosaic.  Click here to apply!

 

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ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group

Online Doc Summary of Midwinter Meeting 2018

by Rebecca Nous on Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 09:01 am

The Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group held a program on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at the Midwinter Meeting. There were two presentations on cataloging-related research projects:

The Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group held a program on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at the Midwinter Meeting. There were two presentations on cataloging-related research projects:

Anita Kazmierczak, Metadata Librarian and Coordinator of Monographic Acquisitions at Auburn University, spoke about the changing cataloging and metadata profession in a program titled Innovative Ways to Recruit and Train New Generation of Catalogers. This presentation addressed the ways to redesign and rediscover cataloging so that it responds to present and future needs, how to find and recruit individuals to become metadata librarians, trends in library degree education and ways to improve training in cataloging and metadata specialties through a discussion of current literature.

Sai Deng, Metadata Librarian and Associate Librarian at the University of Central Florida, shared a presentation called Expanding the Metadata Librarian Horizon: Reflections on the Metadata Practices in the Web and Digital Repositories. This presentation highlighted the ongoing changes in metadata practices in various areas, such as identity management, authority control, repository design and capability, metadata, its presentation and discovery, and linked data in a variety of digital repositories, including CONTENTdm, Islandora, Digital Commons, DSpace and Omeka.

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ACRL STS Liaisons Committee (Science and Technology Section)

Event STS Liaisons Committee - MidWinter Meeting

by Virginia Pannabecker on Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 07:29 pm

Hello, 

As announced via the STS list on February 5th, the STS Liaisons Committee will hold its Midwinter meeting online, this Wednesday, 2/21, from 12-1pm Eastern Time.

Hello, 

As announced via the STS list on February 5th, the STS Liaisons Committee will hold its Midwinter meeting online, this Wednesday, 2/21, from 12-1pm Eastern Time.

February 21st, 12:00-1:00pm Eastern Time
(9:00-10:00am Pacific Time | 10:00-11:00am Mountain Time | 11:00am-12:00pm Central Time)
 
An agenda and connection information are attached to this ALA Connect posting. The meeting will include: an introduction to the committee and to STSliaison roles; Summary of July-Jan committee work; Annual STS Liaisons Online Forum planning start; Recruitment process for new STS Liaisons for terms that starting July 2018. 
 
We welcome all STS members and interested parties to join us! 
 
Sincerely,
STS Liaisons Committee Co-Chairs and Committee Members
 
Michelle Leonard (Co-Chair)
Ginny Pannabecker (Co-Chair)
Dr. Moriana L. M. Garcia (Member)
Dr. Michael J. Luesebrink (Member)
Mrs. Amani Magid (Member)
Patti McCall (Member)
Ms. Kelee Lynn Pacion (Member and Committee Website Manager)
Ms. Alison Scott Ricker (Member)

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