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ALA Council

Poll Would you like to continue having Council Forum on Saturday in addition to the fora on Sunday and Monday?

by Chris Corrigan on Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 04:09 pm
Yes
75% (30 votes)
No
23% (9 votes)
Undecided
3% (1 vote)
Total votes: 40
ALCTS CRS College and Research Libraries Interest Group

Discussion Slides from 2016 ALA Annual meeting

by Chris Bulock-CA on Thu, Jun 30, 2016 at 03:21 pm

Thanks to our presenters and everyone who showed up for the IG meeting. I've attached the presentation slides to this post for anyone who's interested. I've also included the full description below for reference. If anyone is interested in getting more involved with this group, potentially as either the chair or chair elect, just shoot an email to me (chrisbulock@gmail.com) or Ana Noriega (anoriega@colby.edu) letting us know. 

Thanks to our presenters and everyone who showed up for the IG meeting. I've attached the presentation slides to this post for anyone who's interested. I've also included the full description below for reference. If anyone is interested in getting more involved with this group, potentially as either the chair or chair elect, just shoot an email to me (chrisbulock@gmail.com) or Ana Noriega (anoriega@colby.edu) letting us know. 

Join the ALCTS CRS College and Research Libraries Interest Group for a meeting to discuss Open Access (OA) discovery and metadata workflows. This session should help serialsts, catalogers, and electronic resources staff to understand the challenges facing them as librarians, relevant standards, and the publisher's view of OA discovery. You'll hear from the following:

Nettie Lagace, Associate Director for Programs at the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) will speak about the Access and License Indicators (ALI) NISO Recommended Practice. ALI offers a way for publishers, repository managers, and other content providers to share article-level access and use information with discovery vendors.

Elise Sassone, Manager, Discovery & Discovery Services at Springer Nature will provide a publisher's view of discovery of OA content. Readers may get to OA content through a number of different channels, and the library's tools are only one of those avenues.

Nate Hosburgh, Discovery and Systems Librarian at Rollins College will speak about the issues that discovery and electronic resource librarians face with fully OA and hybrid resources, including incomplete metadata, and the difficulty of integrating these into link resolvers and catalogs.

The meeting is presented by incoming chair Ana Noriega (Colby College) and current chair Chris Bulock (California State University Northridge).

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ACRL EBSS Advisory Council

Poll Approve, approve with amendments, or do not approve draft minutes of the EBSS New Leaders OR Welcome to Advisory Council Mtg. Minutes

by Dana Peterman on Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 03:17 pm
approve
100% (4 votes)
approve with emailed amendments
0% (0 votes)
do not approve
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 4
ALCTS CMS Collection Evaluation and Assessment Interest Group

Discussion Presentations from ALA Annual 2016

by Wenli Gao on Thu, Jun 30, 2016 at 12:26 pm

Slides for ALA annual presentations are attached.

Presentation 1: Data Driven Collection Building & Management

Presentation 2: Meaningful Serials Analysis:  When Evidence-Based Decisions Are More than Data Points

Presentation 3: Impact Analytics and Benchmarking: The future of Collections Assessment

Lightning Talk 1: Academic User Behaviors around Print Books and eBooks

Lightning Talk 2: Providing course adoption textbook support for faculty and their students 

Slides for ALA annual presentations are attached.

Presentation 1: Data Driven Collection Building & Management

Presentation 2: Meaningful Serials Analysis:  When Evidence-Based Decisions Are More than Data Points

Presentation 3: Impact Analytics and Benchmarking: The future of Collections Assessment

Lightning Talk 1: Academic User Behaviors around Print Books and eBooks

Lightning Talk 2: Providing course adoption textbook support for faculty and their students 

Lightning Talk 3: A Method for detailed subject level collection analysis by LC Call number

Lightning Talk 4: Using SpringShare’s LibAnalytics for Collection Assessment

Lightning Talk 5: Finding Value in Course Syllabi: Using NVivo to Assess Use of Library Collections

Lightning Talk 6: Curating Usable ILS Data for Selectors, Staff, and Administrators

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GLBTRT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Round Table)

Discussion GLBTRT Web Committee Report - Annual 2016

by Ruth Compton on Thu, Jun 30, 2016 at 12:00 pm

ALA GLBTRT Web Committee Report (Annual Conference 2016)

Highlights

ALA GLBTRT Web Committee Report (Annual Conference 2016)

Highlights

          Highlights of the year include releasing the Open To All toolkit during Peter Coyle’s presentation at the PLA conference in Denver. As well as the Advocacy Committee’s additions of “Reading Guides” for the GLBT Book Month page.

Completed Activities

  • Anthony D. Wright worked tirelessly to keep the GLBTRT pages up-to-date and error free including:
  • Implementing content updates from the Resources Committee for the Professional Tools page,
  • Adding new resources from the Resources Committee,
  • Fixing dead or broken links with the help of Cat Walker for the Professional Tools page,
  • Updating the Stonewall Book Awards page,
  • Adding the “Reading Guides” to the GLBT Book Month page, and
  • Adding and releasing the new Open To All toolkit on the Professional Tools page.
  • John Amundsen (our ALA guru) created new slides for the Open To All toolkit and for the GLBT Book Month and added them to the slide menu on GLBTRT main page.
  • John Amundsen worked with Anthony D. Wright and Peter Coyle to ensure the press release and toolkit Open For All was released on time during the PLA Conference.
  • John Amundsen also implemented changes which required editing rights Web Committee members did not have.
  • Ruth Compton cleaned up all the references to the Rainbow Project Committee and it’s variations to reflect the name change of the committee to Rainbow Book List Committee.
  • Ruth Compton removed all the remaining links to the MySpace account which no longer exists.
  • Ruth Compton converted the Google Sheets “Reading Guides” created by the Advocacy Committee into a readable pdf file that Anthony D. Wright added to the June Book Month page.
  • Ruth Compton scanned the GLTF Newsletter Vol. 2, no.1 – no.2, Fall & Winter 1989 and added it to the News Back Issues Index.
  • Ruth Compton updated plugins, themes, and WordPress for the GLBTRT News, Reviews, Over The Rainbow, and Rainbow blogs.
  • Ruth Compton put together the Google Analytic reports for the GLBTRT main site, the News blog, the Over The Rainbow Book blog, the Rainbow Book blog, and the Reviews blog.
  • Ruth Compton updated the GLBTRT’s LibraryThing account with Stonewall Book Award winners, the Rainbow Book List, and Over the Rainbow Book List for 2016.

Upcoming Work

  • Create webpage for new standing Advocacy Committee - contact Tessa Goldwasser (the Chair).
  • Work with relevant committees to transition the final two RT blogs to responsive themes.
  • Review and update committee documentation. Post information in ALA Connect and possibly wind down Google Sites Procedure Manual.
  • Review the SEO settings for the RT webpages.
  • Investigate and resolve an encoding issue on the RT blogs (older posts are effected and may have to do with ALA’s upgrade from WordPress 3.x to 4.1).
  • Update webforms and blog accounts based on new committee rosters after the ALA Annual Conference.
  • Un-publish June-specific feature slides in July. Should there be access to the “Reading Guides” throughout the year and not just on the GLBT Book Month page?
  • Prepare Google Analytic Reports for the website and four blogs before the 2017 Midwinter Meeting.

Committee Staffing

  • Nathan Thomas will become committee chair after the ALA Annual Conference.

Committee Roster

  • Ruth Ann Compton (Chair, July 1, 2015, to July 31, 2016)
  • Ellen Armstrong (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
  • Anthony D. Wright De Hernandez (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
  • Paige Mano (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
  • Eddie Rubiez (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
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GLBTRT Web Committee (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Round Table)

Discussion GLBTRT Web Committee Report - Annual 2016

by Ruth Compton on Thu, Jun 30, 2016 at 11:49 am

ALA GLBTRT Web Committee Report (Annual Conference 2016)

Highlights

ALA GLBTRT Web Committee Report (Annual Conference 2016)

Highlights

          Highlights of the year include releasing the Open To All toolkit during Peter Coyle’s presentation at the PLA conference in Denver. As well as the Advocacy Committee’s additions of “Reading Guides” for the GLBT Book Month page.

Completed Activities

  • Anthony D. Wright worked tirelessly to keep the GLBTRT pages up-to-date and error free including:
  • Implementing content updates from the Resources Committee for the Professional Tools page,
  • Adding new resources from the Resources Committee,
  • Fixing dead or broken links with the help of Cat Walker for the Professional Tools page,
  • Updating the Stonewall Book Awards page,
  • Adding the “Reading Guides” to the GLBT Book Month page, and
  • Adding and releasing the new Open To All toolkit on the Professional Tools page.
  • John Amundsen (our ALA guru) created new slides for the Open To All toolkit and for the GLBT Book Month and added them to the slide menu on GLBTRT main page.
  • John Amundsen worked with Anthony D. Wright and Peter Coyle to ensure the press release and toolkit Open For All was released on time during the PLA Conference.
  • John Amundsen also implemented changes which required editing rights Web Committee members did not have.
  • Ruth Compton cleaned up all the references to the Rainbow Project Committee and it’s variations to reflect the name change of the committee to Rainbow Book List Committee.
  • Ruth Compton removed all the remaining links to the MySpace account which no longer exists.
  • Ruth Compton converted the Google Sheets “Reading Guides” created by the Advocacy Committee into a readable pdf file that Anthony D. Wright added to the June Book Month page.
  • Ruth Compton scanned the GLTF Newsletter Vol. 2, no.1 – no.2, Fall & Winter 1989 and added it to the News Back Issues Index.
  • Ruth Compton updated plugins, themes, and WordPress for the GLBTRT News, Reviews, Over The Rainbow, and Rainbow blogs.
  • Ruth Compton put together the Google Analytic reports for the GLBTRT main site, the News blog, the Over The Rainbow Book blog, the Rainbow Book blog, and the Reviews blog.
  • Ruth Compton updated the GLBTRT's LibraryThingaccount with Stonewall Book Award winners, the Rainbow Book List, and Over the Rainbow Book List for 2016.

Upcoming Work

  • Create webpage for new standing Advocacy Committee - contact Tessa Goldwasser (the Chair).
  • Work with relevant committees to transition the final two RT blogs to responsive themes.
  • Review and update committee documentation. Post information in ALA Connect and possibly wind down Google Sites Procedure Manual.
  • Review the SEO settings for the RT webpages.
  • Investigate and resolve an encoding issue on the RT blogs (older posts are effected and may have to do with ALA’s upgrade from WordPress 3.x to 4.1).
  • Update webforms and blog accounts based on new committee rosters after the ALA Annual Conference.
  • Un-publish June-specific feature slides in July. Should there be access to the “Reading Guides” throughout the year and not just on the GLBT Book Month page?
  • Prepare Google Analytic Reports for the website and four blogs before the 2017 Midwinter Meeting.

Committee Staffing

  • Nathan Thomas will become committee chair after the ALA Annual Conference.

Committee Roster

  • Ruth Ann Compton (Chair, July 1, 2015, to July 31, 2016)
  • Ellen Armstrong (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
  • Anthony D. Wright De Hernandez (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
  • Paige Mano (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
  • Eddie Rubiez (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Adult Services Librarian, Pierce County Library System (Wash.) - apply by July 5

by Joy Kim on Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 10:29 pm

Adult Services Librarian - Parkland/Spanaway
(Bilingual Preferred) 

Join a Library engaged in community-driven facilities and services planning process, and help create and deliver an innovative and exciting future to the residents of the beautiful Pacific Northwest.  Pierce County Library is looking for an Adult Services Librarian to join our dynamic team at our Parkland/Spanaway Branch.

Pay Grade: $26.43 - $36.59 per hour, FLSA non-exempt, Union represented. 

Position Summary:

Adult Services Librarian - Parkland/Spanaway
(Bilingual Preferred) 

Join a Library engaged in community-driven facilities and services planning process, and help create and deliver an innovative and exciting future to the residents of the beautiful Pacific Northwest.  Pierce County Library is looking for an Adult Services Librarian to join our dynamic team at our Parkland/Spanaway Branch.

Pay Grade: $26.43 - $36.59 per hour, FLSA non-exempt, Union represented. 

Position Summary:

Performs a variety of professional librarian functions on behalf of the Pierce County Library System; provides reference, youth, early learning, Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) library literacy programs and/or community outreach services to the public; instructs customers in the use of library equipment and resources; participates in maintaining assigned collection materials; represents the Library to the community; and performs other specialized duties relative to area of assignment.

Application Deadline: Apply no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Application Link: https://piercecountylibrary-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=360

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