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in ACRL EBSS Communication Studies Committee (Education and Behavioral Sciences Section)
in PLA Board of Directors (Public Library Association)
Public Library Association
Board of Directors Meeting
ALA Annual Conference
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Location: Marriott Marquis, Sierra Suite F
Logistics: Catering –Lunch will be in the room at 12:30. The open meeting begins at 1:00 pm and continues in the same room until 5 pm or a motion to adjourn.
Agenda: Additional items may be added to the agenda prior to the adoption of the agenda. Items also may be moved from the Consent Items to become a discussion item. While not agenda items, policies related to Board service and the PLA Strategic Plan http://www.ala.org/pla/about/strategicplan have been posted to ALAConnect (http://connect.ala.org/node/114854) as reference materials.
in ACRL Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee
in Book and Paper Interest Group (Association for Library Collections & Technical Services)
in ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group
ALA Annual 2015
DCIG presents "Conversations with Digital Curation Practitioners"
Location: Hilton (San Francisco Union Square)—Mason Room
Description: This year DCIG is bringing you a series of short (10 minute) panel presentations from three engaging speakers on a variety of digital curation topics. After the presentations we would like to have discussion between the presenters and the audience around digital curation topics. Stick around after the presentations and discussion for a short business meeting. Come learn and discuss with us! We are happy to have as presenters:
Andrew Johnson (Research Data Librarian/Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, University of Colorado Boulder) presenting: "Curation through Connection: Leveraging Research Data Services to Build Campus Collaborations (and Vice Versa)"
Dr. Jian Qin (Professor of Information Studies, Syracuse University) presenting: "Data Infrastructure Services for Data Curation"
Chelcie Juliet Rowell (Digital Initiatives Librarian, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University) presenting: "Building Library Exhibits with BiblioBoard Creator"
For more information about their presentations see below:
Andrew Johnson (Research Data Librarian/Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, University of Colorado Boulder)
Title: Curation through Connection: Leveraging Research Data Services to Build Campus Collaborations (and Vice Versa)
Abstract: In over three years as a practicing research data librarian, I have found again and again that research data initiatives can open the door to mutually beneficial collaborations with other units on campus. At my institution, these partnerships have involved groups like Research Computing, Contracts and Grants, Research Administration, Faculty Affairs, and a number of departments and institutes across a variety of disciplines. Direct results of these collaborations have included development of central infrastructure for research data, opportunities for workshops and consultations on research data topics, integration of research data services into grant support workflows, internal competitions for best research data management practices, and a grant to implement ORCID iDs in order to better track data sets for the purposes of faculty reporting and evaluation. In addition, intra-library collaborations involving liaison librarians have proven to be equally beneficial in terms of strengthening library support for campus faculty and students, providing opportunities for outreach about research data services, and developing training and resources that can help liaison librarians to engage with research data more effectively. This latter work recently led to an IMLS Sparks! Ignition Grant for Libraries (SP-02-14-0020-14) that will expand our efforts at this campus to the wider academic library community through the development of a knowledge- and resource-sharing tool called DataQ that will help support and connect librarians working with research data. As a panelist, I will share lessons learned from all of these efforts and engage with the audience about the challenges and opportunities involved with leveraging research data curation to build campus collaborations.
Dr. Jian Qin (Professor of Information Studies, Syracuse University)
Title: Data Infrastructure Services for Data Curation
Abstract: Description: Effective data curation relies on sound data infrastructure services. What is data infrastructure service in an academic library setting and how can we build it to support data curation? Based on her project experience on e-science librarianship curriculum development and data management for scientific data, Jian Qin will address these two questions from the perspectives of institutionalization, standards, and technology.
Chelcie Juliet Rowell (Digital Initiatives Librarian, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University)
Title: Building Library Exhibits with BiblioBoard Creator
Abstract: Wake Forest University’s Special Collections and Archives department employs a number of both commercial and open source technologies to preserve, curate and display its digital collections. One that is relatively new and lesser known is BiblioBoard Creator, which simplifies the process of creating digital exhibits. This presentation will provide a brief overview of the platform and describe how WFU is using it to engage students in curatorial work, and in the process is generating increased interest in the university’s institutional history among both current students and alumni. Undergraduate students have been busy identifying hundreds of yearbooks articles, issues of the student newspaper, and football programs. Soon they'll begin uploading and creating descriptions and organizing them into an online exhibit. The speaker will also address things to consider when evaluating this and similar tools, including ease of use, intended audience, metadata input and output, presentation quality, mobile accessibility, and cost.
PR Xchange Event and Awards Ceremony - Moscone South building, please get "green" badge holder from Exhibitor table to get in early to help setup (8am-9am)by Mark Aaron Polger on Thu, Jun 25, 2015 at 03:20 pm
in LLAMA PRMS PR Xchange Committee (Public Relations and Marketing Section)
Just wanted to let you know that the PR Xchange event & awards ceremony will be in Moscone South building , Special Events Area!
If you want to help setup, please request a green badge holder from the exhibitor registration area.
Sunday morning exhibit hall opens at 9am. The PR Xchange event is at 11:00am -12:30pm and the awards ceremony is from 12:30pm-1:30pm.
See you all on Sunday!
in LITA User Experience Interest Group
LITA UX IG Meeting at ALA Annual 2015
Title: LITA User Experience IG Meeting
Date & Time: Monday, June 29, 2015 - 3-4 PM
Location: Hotel NIkko Golden Gate
We will have the following three 10-min. presentations and Q&A (5 min) t the LITA UX IG meeting at ALA Annual. We will also have discussion time for any UX topics on-site. If you have any UX-related topics you would like to discuss, please bring them with you!
Rocket Surgery for the Recent MLS: Use the skills you already know to become a lean, mean UX machine
Jennie Rose Halperin - Safari, firstname.lastname@example.org
When first tasked with defining a qualitative research roadmap for Safari Books Online this year, I was shocked to discover how much I used the skills I learned in my MLS and experience as an reference librarian, from usability testing to proper survey protocol to distinguishing what users want versus what they're asking for. User experience and research is an obvious career choice for the recent MLIS graduate, and learning the basics (and jargon) of UX is often a book, podcast, or blog post away.
In my talk, I will discuss the resources I found most useful as I entered the field of user and design research as well as highlight common popular tools, patterns, and methods I use at an Agile company that can translate to libraries and other cultural heritage institutions.
I'll also emphasize how the common sense skills that librarians possess are an asset and a weapon in the field of usability and user research. Slaying usability dragons often takes little more than a love of documentation, excellent organizational skills, and a lot of confidence. Librarians are uniquely positioned to be UX leaders, and I hope that this talk can help those who want to transition their skills in the library world and beyond.
Card Sorting, One small step forward
Allison Deluca, Systems Librarian at Florida Atlantic University, email@example.com
Description: Card sorting may be the gateway user testing your library needs to begin a website redesign. Step-by-step, I will go over the process I used to begin my user testing experience at my own library, Florida Atlantic University.
User testing opened our eyes to a new way of looking at our own website and our patrons. While we suspected our patrons didn't understand our jargon, or how to navigate the website efficiently, we were floored with the results of each and every user test we conducted.
Deciding to conduct this user testing has been one small step forward for our library and I'm more than happy to share my experience so that others can benefit.
#litaUX Monthly Chat by the UX IG and Weave
Bohyun Kim - LITA UX chair/ AD at University of Maryland, Baltimore HS/HSL, firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you know that the LITA UX IG holds a monthly Twitter chat #litaUX with the editors of Weave, a library UX journal? See more details and the chat schedule here: http://connect.ala.org/node/239151
We will do a mini #litaUX chat at the meeting with a topic of your choice! Bring your discussion topics and get cool ideas from others!
in Heads of Cataloging Departments Interest Group (ALCTS CCS - Cataloging & Classification Section)
Our two panelists will be discussing one of the most important issues facing technical services today, namely, whether and how to migrate to a next-generation ILS, or what Marshal Breeding has called "Library Services Platforms" . How are critical licensing decisions made? What kind of advance planning and analysis is required? What advice can be given to those of us yet to take the plunge? The stakes are high as we consider options for in-house development, cloud-hosting, and software-as-a-service (SaaS), which in turn affect decisions on organizational structure, professional development, and staff recruitment. Beth Camden, Director of Information Processing at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, will discuss a migration to Kuali OLE , and Joseph Kiegel, Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at the University of Washington Libraries, will discuss a migration to Ex Libris's Alma . There will be ample time at the end for audience questions and comments.  http://www.niso.org/apps/group_public/download.php/9922/FE_Grant_Future_...  https://www.kuali.org/ole  http://www.exlibrisgroup.com/category/AlmaOverview
in Children and Technology Interest Group (ALSC)
On Thursday, July 9 at 3pm Eastern, ALSC will host a very special #alscchat. It’s the third anniversary of our Twitter chat and we’re letting you pick the topic! It’s your chance to ask any question related to youth library service and have it answered by your peers. Any topic you want: summer reading, kids and apps, storytime, whatever!
To participate, you can submit a question by posting a comment in this discussion. You can also tweet your question to @alscblog using the #alscchat. The ALSC Children & Technology Committee will gather the questions and allow the public to vote on their favorites. Submit your question by Tuesday, July 2 for voting. And don’t forget to join us on July 9 to see all of the questions and offer an answer or two!