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ACRL Board of Directors

Discussion Pre-vote discussion: Proposed name change of the Value of Academic Libraries Committee

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 10:13 am

The Board is invited to review the Board action regarding the proposed name change of the Value of Academic Libraries Committee, and have discussion during the period of 10/30/17 to 11/5/17.

Please review the attached Board action form regarding the proposed name change of the Value of Academic Libraries Committee and provide feedback using threaded discussions in this ALA Connect post.

Following the discussion period, the Board will vote on the appointment via virtual vote during 11/6/17 to 11/12/17, and confirm its vote at the 2018 Midwinter Meeting.

ALCTS CaMMS (Cataloging and Metadata Management Section)

Event CaMMS Forum at ALA Midwinter 2018 in Denver

by Susan Wynne on Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 12:35 pm

Please join us for the ALCTS Cataloging & Metadata Management Section (CaMMS) Forum at ALA Midwinter 2018 in Denver, Colorado.

Cooperatively conscientious cataloging

Sunday, 11 February 2018

1:00-2:30 PM

Please join us for the ALCTS Cataloging & Metadata Management Section (CaMMS) Forum at ALA Midwinter 2018 in Denver, Colorado.

Cooperatively conscientious cataloging

Sunday, 11 February 2018

1:00-2:30 PM

Colorado Convention Center, Rm 203/205

Metadata creators are at the forefront of advocating for social justice in our work, because we recognize the harmful effects that inappropriate or missing metadata can have on marginalized groups in our society. A code of ethics or best practices guide would provide guidance in our day-to-day work as well as reinforce the importance of the work we do to make information available. The creation of such a document will be a collaborative and cooperative project, which is why we need your participation!

The small group discussions at this session will be added to feedback from prior CaMMS events on ethics and will inform the development of best practices and/or other documents that reflect the values of our profession.

Add the CaMMS Forum to your Midwinter schedule: http://bit.ly/2Be0vS8

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ALSC Notable Children's Recordings (Association for Library Services to Children)

Online Doc NCR1Dec 15 2017 Quarterly Report

by Allison Knight on Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 11:54 am

See the quarterly report due Dec 15, 2017 attached.

Thanks!

ALA Web Management Group

Discussion Meeting Report, 11-16-2017

by Louise Gruenberg. MAE. MLS. MIAKM-UXD (staff) on Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 09:59 am

Welcome New Members

We welcomed Allison Cline as our new Division liaison and Emily Wagner as our new Washington Office liaison.

Housekeeping 

WMG members are reminded to:

Welcome New Members

We welcomed Allison Cline as our new Division liaison and Emily Wagner as our new Washington Office liaison.

Housekeeping 

WMG members are reminded to:

  • Set up WMG in Connect to send notifications so agendas, meeting reports, and discussion posts are received soon after being posted.
  • Sign-off on meeting reports so they can be made public in a timely fashion.
  • Make email rules to manage the various Web Group feedback forms, Homepage, and Slide submission messages.

Reports

Redesign Progress

The homepage of the site can't be done until all other microsites have been rethemed. The round table redesign forms have been trickling in, so barring any disruptions that require assigning resources to other projects, ITTS expects to have the redesign accomplished before the end of the year. About ALA, because it has the Office landing pages, and the merged round table site have so many sub-themed areas that they are the equivalent of theming about 50 subsites.

ALA Connect

The migration of data files into the new Connect was slowed and made more complex by the addition of additional communities that units decided were needed. ALA review of migrated files was delayed when the vendor introduced a bug into the migration script that prevented us from logging in. Resolution of the bug delayed the project by four weeks. When reviews were possible, we discovered that some files had not successfully made it through the migration. Mitigation is in process, which will be followed by quality assurance testing and staff training.

Allison commented that because the old Connect is still usable, the delays have not much of an impact on day to day interaction.

The positive outcome of the delay is that the new Connect will now roll out with polling and versioning features.

ITTS plans to showoff the new Connect at Midwinter, and may do an ALA 411 on it.

Just a note about changes in membership engagement platforms: Socius, the platform that was our second choice option, has been purchased by Higher Logic.

ALA Store

The ALA Store is on target to launch before the end of the year. Publishing staff have been entering and tagging products, and are very pleased with their new faceted search filtering and display options. The tagging taxonomies in use are versions of the ala.org taxonomy. This was done as part of the plan for eventually being able to automatically display relevant store products on appropriate ala.org pages.

Allison volunteered AASL assistance with store testing.

Discussion Items

Meeting Date/Time

 For now, we're holding to the first Thursday at 11 Central schedule. We will use our Sympa list to communicate any alternate dates/times that may be more desirable so that we can discuss.

WMG Projects & Priorities

We discussed projects and priorities and began to sketch out an action plan for the coming year. We will revisit at our next meeting since we ran out of time.

Problems we would like to have an impact on are the cultural and practical issues that affect the adoption of best practices in content management:

  • Content strategy, which includes the creation and adherence to a digital retention strategy.
  • Currency of materials is a concern. We are considering an annual or semi-annual initiative to update materials. We would also like to see technologies implemented that would alert content managers to pages needing to be reviewed as well as to end users to provide assurance that materials were recently reviewed.
  • Ultimately, content managers need to be trained, perhaps undergo an annual refresher, follow best practices and be evaluated on their compliance.

Action Plan

  • Continue with the discussion and plan development.
  • Once fleshed out, our proposed plan will be taken to Sr. Mgmt. for their blessing before implementation begins.
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ALSC Building Partnerships

File zoom_11-2-17

by Jackie Cassidy on Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 08:57 am

MP4 File, 48.62 MB

RUSA Board of Directors

Discussion Agenda, RUSA Board, Nov. 27, 2017

by Chris LeBeau on Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 08:25 am

Connection Information. We will be trialing Zoom teleconferencing software. Please use this url to join the meeting. https://zoom.us/j/104492748.

There is a quick Zoom launcher to run.

Connection Information. We will be trialing Zoom teleconferencing software. Please use this url to join the meeting. https://zoom.us/j/104492748.

There is a quick Zoom launcher to run.

I have found Zoom to work very well with webcam mics and headsets. I don't think you'll have to use the phone to call in, but in case you do, here is the info.

Meeting ID: 104 492 748 - phone numbers below

iPhone one-tap: US: +1 4086380968,,104492748# or 16468769923,,104492748#
Or Telephone: Dial one of these depending on your location:
1 408 638 0968 or
1 646 876 9923 or
1 669 900 6833

AGENDA

 

1. Roll Call, Approval of Agenda – Chris LeBEAU (8 min)

2. Approval of Minutes from October 16, 2017 ^ - Chris LeBEAU (2 min)

3. Reports

3a. President's Report – Chris LeBEAU ^ (5 min)

3b. Executive Director's Report - Jessica Hughes (5 min)

 

4. NEW BUSINESS / BOARD ACTION ITEM

4a. Challenge Grant – LeBEAU, HUGHES (8 min)

4b. RUSA Leadership Council Meeting - Midwinter - LeBEAU  (10 min)

4c. Annual Conference Proposal Process Report ^ – SKELLEN, KEOGH  (15 min)

4d. Bylaws measure on Ballots containing Pro & Con – LeBEAU (3 min)

4e. Standing meeting time for Board – LeBEAU (10 min)

                                                       

5. ANNOUNCEMENTS / DISCUSSION

5a. ALA Council resolution on ALA's Executive Director educational requirements. (1 min)

5b. Emerging Leader program. (1 min)

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ALA Council

Discussion Educational Requirements for Executive Director

by Peter Hepburn on Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 09:28 am

Council:

 

As you know, ALA Executive Director (ED) Keith Fiels is retiring in July 2017, and the Executive Board is developing a selection process for the ED search.  This review involves, among other things, an assessment of the organizational information related to ALA recruitment and hiring, a discussion of position requirements, and preferences for education and experience with Board as well as a scan of ALA’s contemporary hiring practices.

 

Council:

 

As you know, ALA Executive Director (ED) Keith Fiels is retiring in July 2017, and the Executive Board is developing a selection process for the ED search.  This review involves, among other things, an assessment of the organizational information related to ALA recruitment and hiring, a discussion of position requirements, and preferences for education and experience with Board as well as a scan of ALA’s contemporary hiring practices.

 

Recognizing that Council is the governing body of ALA and recognizing that there is a variety of opinion about the ALA-accredited degree requirement, the Executive Board would like to expand the conversation of whether or not the degree should be required for the Executive Director position.  Attached is a draft resolution, presented without prejudice, to open the conversation.  The draft resolution presents a single resolved clause that amends existing policy, making the degree preferred.  The test of the draft resolution is pasted below as well.

 

A second document is attached titled “Educational Requirements for Future ALA Executive Directors Required ALA-Masters -Pros and Cons”.  This document is a collection of notes regarding input to date on the question of requiring or preferring the ALA-accredited degree.  It is provided as information for those who prefer to contemplate decisions in such a way.

 

The Executive Board welcomes the input of Council in the time before we convene at Midwinter to discuss and refine the resolution that we will ultimately present to Council next month.  Council is invited to post comments to this list and through ALA Connect.

 

Thank you,

Peter Hepburn, on behalf of the ALA Executive Board

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ALA Spectrum Advisory Committee

Discussion Agenda for December 2017 Conference Call

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 02:08 pm

AGENDA

Conference call on Thursday, 12/7/17 at 12 PM PT/1 PM MT/2 PM CT/3 PM ET. The phone number is: 866-801-5789. The participant code is: 78965432.

UPDATES

AGENDA

Conference call on Thursday, 12/7/17 at 12 PM PT/1 PM MT/2 PM CT/3 PM ET. The phone number is: 866-801-5789. The participant code is: 78965432.

UPDATES

 

ONGOING BUSINESS ITEMS DISCUSSIONS

  1. Events working group
    A few responses have come in thanks to Nia’s promotion of the events form (http://www.ala.org/advocacy/spectrum/event-planning) in November.  Review current submissions, discuss next steps on calendar and monthly promotion of the form.
  2. Professional Development working group
    Any updates on next steps and follow up on activities outlined in earlier calls
  3. Communications
    Discuss next steps on Ask an Alumni series
    Gwendolyn will connect Monica and Emilly for first interview (goal to publish in January)
    Scholar News
  4. 20th Anniversary
  5. Institute Planning (can be bumped to next meeting if time runs out)

Next Meeting
January 4, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. MT / 2:00 p.m. CT / 3:00 p.m. ET

Meetings will be held the first Thursday of each month at 12:00 p.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. MT / 2:00 p.m. CT / 3:00 p.m. ET

Emails can be sent via the Spectrum Advisory Committee Listserv at specadv@lists.ala.org

See additional info on communication channels and working groups at http://connect.ala.org/node/269222

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Atkins Fellows Program, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 01:17 pm

Atkins Fellows Program

Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte is accepting applications for our Atkins Fellows summer program. Applications submitted by Friday, February 2 will receive first consideration. These fellowships are designed to give LIS students hands-on experience in an academic library.

Atkins Fellows Program

Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte is accepting applications for our Atkins Fellows summer program. Applications submitted by Friday, February 2 will receive first consideration. These fellowships are designed to give LIS students hands-on experience in an academic library.

The Atkins Fellows program is an eleven-week paid summer fellowship for MLIS students and recent graduates. Hosted by Atkins Library at University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the program is designed to provide fellows with a work experience that is focused on professional-level tasks, with high levels of independence and creativity. The five projects proposed for 2018 are in the areas of Archival Collection Management Systems, Assessment and Analytics, Global Engagement, Technology and Digital Media, and Born-Digital University Archives. Participants in this program will receive a $6,600 stipend, paid at an hourly rate ($15/hour, for eleven weeks of forty hours per week). 

More information can be found here: https://library.uncc.edu/atkinsfellows

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