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Discussion GPO's name change

by Jessica McGilvray (staff) on Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 03:10 pm
in ALA Committee on Legislation (COL)

Check out today's post on the District Dispatch, GPO is now the Government Publishing Office to learn how GPO went from being the Government Printing Office to the Government Publishing Office.

Happy Holidays!!

Discussion GPO's name change

by Jessica McGilvray (staff) on Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 03:09 pm
in ALA Governmental Information Subcommittee

Check out today's post on the District Dispatch, GPO is now the Government Publishing Office to learn how GPO went from being the Government Printing Office to the Government Publishing Office.

Happy Holidays!!

Online Doc ALCTS CaMMS Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group: Program at Midwinter 2015

by Jennifer Liss on Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 02:34 pm
in Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group

Join us for the ALCTS CaMMS Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group Meeting in Chicago! 

Friday, January 30th

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

McCormick Place West

W176a

The meeting will be divided into two different parts. 

Part 1: 1:00-2:30:  Educating Catalogers: the State of the Art.   

Join us for the ALCTS CaMMS Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group Meeting in Chicago! 

Friday, January 30th

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

McCormick Place West

W176a

The meeting will be divided into two different parts. 

Part 1: 1:00-2:30:  Educating Catalogers: the State of the Art.   

Three library science educators will present their perspectives on the state of cataloging and metadata education. Panelists will address course content, the balancing of theory and practice, and pedagogical approaches. Discussion will explore the challenges of teaching cataloging in the context of the broader, and rapidly evolving, metadata landscape. One of our co-Vice-Chairs, also a teacher of cataloging in library school, will moderate.  

We have asked speakers to focus their remarks on the following questions:

  • What do you teach in your beginning and advanced cataloging courses? 
  • Does your course content focus more on theory or practice?
  • Has your approach to teaching changed over time? If so, how?
  • How do you stay up-to-date on cataloging topics and practices?
  • What are the challenges of teaching cataloging in the context of metadata work expanding to serve users of cultural heritage, special, and archival collections?
  • Has the increased adoption of discovery layers--most of which rely on relevance ranking and don't utilize authority data--impacted how you teach bibliographic and authority work?

Panelists:

Shawne Miksa, Associate Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, University of North Texas

Gretchen Hoffman, Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, Texas Woman's University

Allyson Carlyle, Associate Professor, iSchool, University of Washington

Moderator:

Karen Snow, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Dominican University

 

Part 2: 2:30-4:00: Drafting a Cataloging Competencies Document.  

Following a brief break, the group will host an interest session on the drafting a competencies document for cataloging and metadata professionals, where we will identify whether such a document is useful to the community, learn of similar endeavors in the past, and identify potential partners in the drafting of a competencies document that may be shared broadly for community comment.

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Event ACRL EBSS Conf. Prog. Planning - SF 2015

by Dana Peterman on Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 01:52 pm
in ACRL EBSS Conference Program Planning — San Francisco, 2015 Committee (Education and Behavioral Sciences Section)

Details regarding Boots on the Ground Program - Meeting #1

This is an OPEN meeting

Members: Dana Peterman (Chair), Jodie Borgerding, Deborah Dolan, Diana Ramirez, Karen N. Reed, Elena M. Soltau

Discussion Items:

Details regarding Boots on the Ground Program - Meeting #1

This is an OPEN meeting

Members: Dana Peterman (Chair), Jodie Borgerding, Deborah Dolan, Diana Ramirez, Karen N. Reed, Elena M. Soltau

Discussion Items:

  • Following up with volunteered presenters and our mutual expectations
  • Supplementary materials for attendees (bibliographies or resources)
  • Logistics
    • Timing, location, etc.
    • Other presentations, such as EBSS Librarian Award
    • Relation to other EBSS events
  • Publicity - esp. to veterans group of ALA
  • Assessment
  • Postconference activity ideas, such as follow up current topics
  • Next steps and action items with assigned responsibilities
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Discussion New Jersey Library Association

by Christine McConnell on Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 01:29 pm
in ALCTS Affiliates

New Jersey Library Association Technical Services Section

http://njla.pbworks.com/w/page/12189941/Technical-Services

Term: July-June

President 2014/2015
Beata Barrasso
Summit Free Public Library
Summit, NJ 07901
bbarrasso@summitlibrary.org

New Jersey Library Association Technical Services Section

http://njla.pbworks.com/w/page/12189941/Technical-Services

Term: July-June

President 2014/2015
Beata Barrasso
Summit Free Public Library
Summit, NJ 07901
bbarrasso@summitlibrary.org

Vice President and President Elect 2014/2015
Ashley Carvagno
Ocean County College
Toms River, NJ 08754
acarvagno@ocean.edu

Past President 2014/2015
Adele Barree
Somerset County Library, Bridgewater Branch
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
abarree@sclibnj.org

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Discussion Pennsylvania Library Association

by Christine McConnell on Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 09:59 am
in ALCTS Affiliates

Pennsylvania Library Association Technical Services Roundtable

http://www.palibraries.org/?page=TECHSERRT

Annual Conference: October

Term: January to December

Chair, 2015
Sylvia Orner
Osterhout Free Library: North Branch
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705
sorner@luzernlibraries.org

Chair-Elect, 2015
Vacant

Pennsylvania Library Association Technical Services Roundtable

http://www.palibraries.org/?page=TECHSERRT

Annual Conference: October

Term: January to December

Chair, 2015
Sylvia Orner
Osterhout Free Library: North Branch
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705
sorner@luzernlibraries.org

Chair-Elect, 2015
Vacant

Past Chair, 2015
Jimi Huttenhower
Bethel Park Public Library
Bethel Park, PA 15102
huttenhowerj@einetwork.net

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Discussion New York Technical Services Librarians

by Christine McConnell on Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 09:45 am
in ALCTS Affiliates

New York Technical Services Librarians (NYTSL)

http://nytsl.org/nytsl/

Holds Spring & Fall Meetings (speaker programs) and Spring Reception

Term: July-June

President 2014/2015
Natasha Tomlin
LIU Post
Brookville, NY, 11548
Natalia.Tomlin@liu.edu

Vice President/President-Elect 2014/2015
Amalia Contursi
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027
acontu@law.columbia.edu

New York Technical Services Librarians (NYTSL)

http://nytsl.org/nytsl/

Holds Spring & Fall Meetings (speaker programs) and Spring Reception

Term: July-June

President 2014/2015
Natasha Tomlin
LIU Post
Brookville, NY, 11548
Natalia.Tomlin@liu.edu

Vice President/President-Elect 2014/2015
Amalia Contursi
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027
acontu@law.columbia.edu

Past President 2014/2015
Lisa Genoese
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027
lgenoe@law.columbia.edu

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Online Doc 2014-12 Executive Board Meeting Agenda

by Melody Townley on Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 09:12 am
in GLBTRT Executive Board (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Round Table)

2014-12 Executive Board Meeting Agenda

December 17th, 2014, 4 pm CST

Location: Conference Call

Dial - (605) 475-4700

Enter Access Code - 974507#

 

1. Call to Order and Introductions

Action: Callers present should introduce themselves.

Item Facilitator: Ann Symons

2014-12 Executive Board Meeting Agenda

December 17th, 2014, 4 pm CST

Location: Conference Call

Dial - (605) 475-4700

Enter Access Code - 974507#

 

1. Call to Order and Introductions

Action: Callers present should introduce themselves.

Item Facilitator: Ann Symons

Vote: n/a

 

2. Approval of Agenda

Action: Approve agenda for the December 2014 Executive Board meeting.

Item Facilitator: Ann Symons

Vote: n/a

Background Information: http://connect.ala.org/node/231765

 

3. Approval of Previous Board Meeting Minutes (5 mins)

Action: Approve minutes from the November 2014 Executive Board meeting.

Item Facilitator: Ann Symons

Vote: n/a

Background Information: www.connect.ala.org/node/231675 

 

4. Donations / Fundraising Committee (5 mins)

Action:  Discussion

 

Items Facilitator:  Dale McNeill and Erin Berman, Chair Fund Raising Committee

Vote: ? 

Supporting information: Discussion of how we allocate funds raised during this fiscal year and discussion of ALA procedures for receiving donated funds. 

Fundraising letter can be found here: http://connect.ala.org/node/231820

 

5.  Advocacy Committee Report (10 minutes)

Action:  Discussion

Item Facilitator:  Julie Winkelstein and Mary Gen Davies, Co-Chairs,

Vote: N/A 

Supporting Information:   http://connect.ala.org/node/231764

 

6. Feature Slide Samples (10 mins)

Action: Update & Discussion

Item Facilitator: David Isaak

Vote: Yes

Supporting Information: David Isaak worked with the ALA Design Office to design several re-usable feature slides for the GLBTRT home page. These designs can be found here: http://connect.ala.org/node/232031

 

7. Potential Diversity Council/COD Merge (5 mins)

Action: Update & Discussion

Item Facilitator: Dale McNeill

Vote: Yes

Supporting Information: The Council on Diversity is suggesting that the Committee on Diversity be made up of representative members and disband the subcommittee.  This would ensure that all constituent groups are able to have a voice in COD meetings and deliberations. In addition, the work that could be done by Diversity Council is very similar to the work of COD.

COD discussed the matter at their last meeting and is open to the idea but would like to ensure that all member groups are aware of the proposal and support the idea before moving forward with disbanding Diversity Council and incorporating members into the COD structure as this requires a proposal to the Committee on Organization to change the composition and members of the Committee on Diversity.

 

8. Midwinter News You Can Use: Blood Drive at MW/GLBTRT Educational Program (10 mins)

Action: Information

Item Facilitator: Peter Coyl

Vote: N/A

Supporting Information:  GLBTRT will be hosting a panel at the 2015 Midwinter Meeting entitled "Blood Donation: Facts, Fear and Discrimination" as part of the News You Can Use series. This session will discuss the FDA policy that prohibits gay and bisexual men from donating blood and potential changes to this policy.  This will serve as an educational opportunity for ALA members who are hosting blood drives throughout the country at their various libraries to educate them on the FDA policy. 

The program will be held at 8:30am, Sunday, February 1st. Speakers confirmed this far are:  Magda Houlberg, MD
Chief Clinical Officer, Howard Brown Health Center, Chicago IL..  John Mack Freeman will be the moderator.  Librarians Build Community will help promote the program at the Blood drive tentatively planned for Saturday on the Exhibit Floor. 

See:  http://www.glbtrt.ala.org/news/archives/1478

 

9.  ALA Annual 2015 45th Anniversary Celebration Brainstorm (5 mins)

Action: Information

Item Facilitator: All

Vote: N/A

Supporting Information: This discussion was moved from the November 2014 agenda due to time constraints.

 

10.   Social at Midwinter Chicago 2015 (10 minutes)

Action:  Discussion

Item Facilitator:  Roland Hansen

Vote:

Supporting Information:  This discussion is a continuation of the November 2014 meeting. 

 

11. SF Pre-Conference Update   (5 minutes)

Action: Update & Discussion

Item Facilitator: Shawn Vaillancourt and Carrie Moran

Vote: n/a

Supporting Information: To follow

 

12. Announcements

Action: Update & Discussion

Item Facilitator: Any

Vote: n/a

 

13. Adjournment

Action: The meeting will be adjourned.

Item Facilitator: Ann Symons

Vote: n/a

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Online Doc GLBTRT Feature Slides Sample

by Melody Townley on Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 07:12 am
in GLBTRT Executive Board (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Round Table)

Please see the attached document to view samples of our new GLBTRT Feature Slides.

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