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in ALA Copyright Subcommittee
I don't know that we actually need to have a phone call right now, especially if we are able to plan here on connect. Right now, we need to get some planning done for the program at Annual.
Firstly, I am proposing the title:
“Copyright and 3D Printing: Be Informed, Be Fearless, Be Smart!”
What do you think?
Next, we need to discuss speakers for the panel. Tomas Lipinski is lined up for one--he'll talk about the legal parts of 3D printing. What we also need is a librarian practitioner--someone who has a 3D printer in their library, who has dealt with the copyright issues already and can talk about those. Any ideas?
What else should we be thinking about?
in RUSA Publications and Communications
Attached is the agenda for today's meeting. Sorry for the delay.
The link to access this meeting is http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r577t3nblmv/ . Please choose the guest option and enter your name.
The teleconference number is 1-866-717-7547 Participant Code: 72620830#.
RUSA Publications and Communications Committee:
Rescheduled: 5/29/15 11am
Conference Call Agenda
- Announcements/Nesting (5 min)
- Liaisons Updates (anything the committee should know that your sections are working on)
- RUSA Updates (anything from the board or RUSA office that the committee should be aware of)
- Project updates
- Blog – Moving forward. Still planning on content to start June 1 and announcements to go out after that. MARS will work on getting bloggers for Annual.
- Pub Review – Mary Popp and Jeannette Pierce are working on this project. We have a second check in next Monday.
- Emerging Leaders – No update
- Web Analysis – Focus on governance
- Community of Practice – No update
- Committee Governance – Will discuss today.
- Discussion: Committee Governance (35 min)
- RUSA is interested in restructuring division level committees. This discussion is to brainstorm what we need to be an effective group in terms of membership, communication, and connections to other committees and sections.
- Discussion: Goals for Next Year (15 min)
- What are some of the things that we should focus on for next year?
- Discussion: Annual Meeting (5 min)
- Who is planning on attending? Conflicts with RUSA Board.
- Should we meet or cancel?
Next Meeting: Conference Call. June 18th, 2-3pm central
Open Online Meeting of RSS' Education and Professional Development for Reference Committee Thurs. June 4, 2pm-3pm (Central Time)by Jason Coleman on Fri, May 29, 2015 at 10:10 am
in RUSA RSS Education & Professional Development for Reference (Reference Services Section)
RSS' Education and Professional Development for Reference Committee will be conducting an open, online business meeting on Thursday, June 4 from 2pm-3pm (Central Time).
To join the meeting, go to https://ksu.zoom.us/j/3930853829
The agenda for the meeting is:
I. Planning for Discussion Forum at ALA Annual 2015
- Finalize List of Discussion Questions
- Plan handout
- Plan evaluation form
- Plan logistics of running the session
II. Updates on programming for future conferences (Midwinter 2016, Annual 2016)
III. Update on Library Journal article for Phase I
Chair, RSS' Education and Professional Development for Reference Committee
in ALA Website Advisory Committee
This project is for a responsive theme redesign that will be applied to all of ala.org, thus affecting all division and round table sites. While divisions will continue to have their own branding and color schemes, they too will be converted to the responsive, accessible theme as part of this project, and will also have various homepage layout options. We have alerted unit managers to this plan and our progress in update communications.
The prototype design work was developed by the Homepage/Responsive Theme Redesign Task Force of the Web Management Group; the latter has reviewed the Midwinter usability tests and provided feedback that was incorporated into this most recent version. The prototype was implemented by Sean Bires of ITTS using Axure, and was designed using the Google Material Design guidelines. The graphic details of the prototype are not necessarily the finals; nor are the menu item dropdowns complete. This is a testing formative prototype subject to change, not a final version. If you share the links to the prototype with others, please ensure that they are aware of these caveats. We intend to further test the most recent version of the prototype at Annual. Visit it on a desktop, laptop, or mobile device. It should resize to your device's screen. You can also resize it to review the mobile look on your desktop by making your browser window narrow. Note that due to limitations of the prototyping software, the slide carousel does not respond to gestural swiping. Use the arrows, instead. Click (or tap) on menus and utility icons to see your options.
The content pane options on the homepage are mostly intended to use feeds to update, although the I am ALA member success story feature may be manually updated.
Desktop Row 1: News, I am ALA Success Story, ELearning
Desktop Row 2: Featured Giveaways, JobLIST, New Store Products
Here's a page level mockup without working menus, as they are time consuming to create.
We need to get the RFP for this released soon, since the funding is for this fiscal year. Please review and share any questions or concerns.
Can anyone propose a better Join/Renew graphic?
in RUSA Membership Committee (Reference and User Services Association)
in Virtual Membership Meeting VMM15
in ACRL STS Organization and Planning Committee (Science and Technology Section)
2015 STS Organization and Planning Committee Meeting Agenda
Location: Hilton San Francisco Union, Imperial A
Date and Time: Saturday June 27, 2015, 8:30am
2. Update from Council I meeting
3. Discuss the compilation of the annual report on STS efforts to implement the ACRL Plan for Excellence
4. New Business
5. Other Business
Please let me know if anyone has additional items.
in ACRL Digital Humanities Interest Group
Finding Your Role: The Subject Specialist and Digital Humanities
June 11, 2015
11 a.m. Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Description: During this webcast the co-editors of Digital Humanities in the Library: Challenges and Opportunities for Subject Specialists will discuss their recent book, give tips and suggestions for subject specialists interested in working with digital humanities projects, and give details on several case studies covered in the book. The interactive webcast will consider the following:
- What do you think the role of the subject specialist is in supporting digital humanities?
- Do you feel comfortable working with faculty on digital humanities projects? What kinds of training and support would you need to feel more comfortable?
- How can subject specialists work together with other librarians and staff? (i.e. IT specialists, digital humanities librarians, archivists, etc.)
- If you have worked on a digital humanities project, how have you balanced your time? How do you manage learning new skills, working on special projects, and doing the traditional work of the subject specialist? How can we engage/support students in digital projects?
- Participants will be introduced to ways in which they can initiate, join, or improve subject liaison collaboration on DH projects.
- Participants will share strategies for developing and contributing to DH communities of practice at their institutions.
- Participants will have an opportunity to discuss challenges they are facing in gaining skills used in DH scholarship.
Presenters: Arianne Hartsell-Gundy is the Head, Humanities Section and Librarian for Literature and Theater Studies at Duke University. She has a Master of Arts degree in Comparative Literature and a Master of Library Science from Indiana University. Her research interests include information literacy, graduate student pedagogy, collection analysis, and digital humanities, and she is the co-author of the forthcoming Literary Research and British Postmodernism: Strategies and Sources.
Laura R. Braunstein is the Digital Humanities and English Librarian at Dartmouth College. She has a doctorate in English from Northwestern University, where she taught writing and literature classes. She has worked as an index editor for the MLA International Bibliography, and serves as a consultant for the Schulz Library at the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont. Her research interests include collaborative learning, using archival materials in teaching, and the impact of the digital humanities on teaching and learning.
Liorah Golomb is the Humanities Librarian at the University of Oklahoma. She holds a doctorate in Drama from the University of Toronto and earned her MLIS at Pratt Institute. She has published several articles and chapters both within and outside of the field of librarianship, and is a co-author of Literary Research and Postcolonial Literatures in English: Sources and Strategies (Scarecrow Press, 2012).
Complete details including registration materials are online at http://www.ala.org/acrl/findingyourrole.
If you have a question about an e-Learning opportunity or need technical assistance, please contact Margot Conahan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
in LITA User Experience Interest Group
Have you done something great to improve the physical or web user experience in your library? Were you able to complete the entire project for less than $100? If so, then enter the LITA Contest, Great Library UX Ideas Under $100, right now!
The deadline for submitting is approaching fast. Get your ideas in before midnight on Sunday, May 31st.
This contest is part of a series of multiple events leading up to the 2015 LITA President’s Program at the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, on Sunday, June 28th, 2015, from 3-4pm.
More info about the contest, including submission details, selection process and criteria, and a list of the amazing prizes, are all found on LITA’s blog: http://litablog.org/2015/05/contest-great-library-ux-ideas-under-100/
2014-2015 LITA President