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ALCTS New Members Interest Group

Discussion Remainder: LITA/ALCTS Authority Control Interest Group (ACIG) at Midwinter

by Zachary Stein on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 06:18 pm

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We are pleased to announce four presentations at Midwinter 2017 session of the LITA/ALCTS Authority Control Interest Group.

Date and time: Sunday, January 22nd, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

Place: Atlanta, Georgia, Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), Room A312

ALCTS New Members Interest Group

Discussion 2017 Midwinter ALCTS CRS Standards Forum

by Zachary Stein on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 06:17 pm

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ALCTS CRS Standards Forum
Sunday, January 22, 2017, 10:30-11:30 am
Georgia World Congress Center, A312

The ALCTS CRS Standards Committee invites you to attend a Midwinter forum discussing the latest developments in standards for continuing resources.

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ALCTS CRS Standards Forum
Sunday, January 22, 2017, 10:30-11:30 am
Georgia World Congress Center, A312

The ALCTS CRS Standards Committee invites you to attend a Midwinter forum discussing the latest developments in standards for continuing resources.

Jennifer Bazeley will discuss the Transfer Code of Practice, which is designed to help publishers ensure that journal content remains easily accessible by librarians and readers when there is a transfer between parties. She will also inform attendees about the activities and collaborations of the Transfer working group and provide information on how librarians can integrate Transfer
into their journal transfer workflows.

Noah Levin will provide an overview of KBART, a set of guidelines for knowledge base metadata. He will also discuss publishers’ role in providing this information and how it integrates with discovery services to identify a library’s holdings.

Join us Sunday, January 22, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM in Georgia World Congress Center, A312. Q&A will follow the presentations.

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ALA Conference Committee

Discussion ALA Conference Remodel Proposal for Association-Wide Input

by Clara Bohrer on Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 04:49 pm

Dear ALA Leader—

Dear ALA Leader—

The ALA Conference Committee is seeking your feedback as we work to remodel the ALA Annual Conference.  Mary Ghikas, ALA’s Senior Associate Executive Director, in consultation with the Conference Committee/Conference Program Coordinating Team and with input from ALA conferences services, division staff and roundtable/ALA committee staff liaisons, has developed a remodel proposal for our upcoming 2018 Annual Conference in New Orleans.

 As we worked on its development, we had the following objectives in mind:

  • Create a more manageable and more easily navigable Annual Conference
  • Provide high-quality continuing education in content streams relevant to individuals from different types of libraries and in different specializations
  • Eliminate to the extent possible conflict between programs in the same content stream or during the same time periods
  • Provide peer-to-peer learning and networking aligned with contract streams through discussion/interest groups
  • Continue to provide an exceptional exhibition of products and services for the library community, as well as an opportunity for authors and librarians to interact
  • Provide integrated content information—including programs and discussion groups, as well as interactions with authors and exhibitors
  • Support the governance of the Association by providing a venue for both essential governance meetings and collaborative work
  • Address attendee dissatisfaction with the spread-out campus by reducing campus size by approximately 50%
  • Control costs by reducing campus spread, eliminating or reducing room turns and increasing consistency in practice
  • Increase sustainability, both financial and environmental

The Conference Committee values your input.  We particularly encourage all units of the Association and affiliates who produce programming, hold discussion/interest groups, and/or hold meetings at Annual Conference to review the remodel proposal.  You may post your comments right here on the Conference Committee’s connect space. 

The Conference Committee feels this remodel provides a better conference experience for all participants, as well as long-term sustainability for our association.

 

Clara Bohrer, Chair

ALA Conference Committee

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FAFLRT (Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table)

Event Deadline Extended! Request content for next issue of Federal Librarian - New Appointments

by Janice M. Young on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 05:46 pm

Are you a newly hired librarian working in federal and armed forces libraries?  FAFLRT editorial team will gladly include your new position in the Federal Librarian newsletter.  Please send your information to jyoung2988@aol.com.

To be considered for the Winter issue, please submit your information by January 31, 2017.

FAFLRT (Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table)

Event Deadline Extended! Request for content and information for the next issue of Federal Librarian

by Janice M. Young on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 05:45 pm

The Board of the Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table is working on the next issue of Federal Librarian (http://www.ala.org/faflrt/newsletters).  If you have content and information that you would like considered for this issue or future issues, you may send it to the co-editor at jyoung2988@aol.com.  To be considered for the Winter issue, please submit your information by January 31, 2017. 

FAFLRT (Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table)

Event Deadline Extended! Request content for next issue of Federal Librarian – Retirements

by Janice M. Young on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 05:43 pm

Are you, or someone you know retiring from federal service?  FAFLRT editorial team will gladly include a retirement announcement in the Federal Librarian.  Please send your information to jyoung2988@aol.com.

To be considered for the Winter issue, please submit your information by January 31, 2017. 

AASL / RUSA American University Presses Book Selection

Event Midwinter Meeting

by Annemarie Roscello on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 03:49 pm

Hi All,

Sorry for the long delay and short notice of this email.  By now everyone should have received their stack of books.  Please communicate with Neal or me if you are experiencing any problems or have questions.

Hi All,

Sorry for the long delay and short notice of this email.  By now everyone should have received their stack of books.  Please communicate with Neal or me if you are experiencing any problems or have questions.

We will meet on Sunday at Midwinter.  Please let me know if you will be there in person.  Once I arrive in Atlanta I will check out the situation for wifi, probably Saturday morning.  If we are going to have access to wifi I will send out information regarding attending the meeting electronically.

Please respond whether you will attend or not as it will make a difference with the content of the agenda.

Thank you,

Annemarie

  • Sunday, January 22, 2017
  • 1:00-2:30 PM (Eastern Time) 
  • OMNI hotel-Birch room
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ACRL Budget & Finance Committee

File ACRL-MW17-B-F-Agenda---Documents-1-17

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 04:24 pm

PDF File, 9.79 MB

GODORT (Government Documents Round Table)

Discussion International Documents Task Force (IDTF) 2017 Midwinter Agenda

by Kristine Kasianovitz on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 04:12 pm

International Documents Task Force: Who we are, What we do

The International Documents Taskforce (IDTF) focuses attention on problems and concerns related to international and foreign national government information. The IDTF provides a forum for the discussion of ideas, problems, and news in the field; serves as a force for initiating and supporting programs to increase the accessibility and use of this information; and works to improve bibliographic control and collection development for these information resources.

IDTF Meetings are open to all GODORT and ALA members!

Meeting Logistics
Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m EST

International Documents Task Force: Who we are, What we do

The International Documents Taskforce (IDTF) focuses attention on problems and concerns related to international and foreign national government information. The IDTF provides a forum for the discussion of ideas, problems, and news in the field; serves as a force for initiating and supporting programs to increase the accessibility and use of this information; and works to improve bibliographic control and collection development for these information resources.

IDTF Meetings are open to all GODORT and ALA members!

Meeting Logistics
Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m EST

Locations:

  1. In-person: Atlanta Marriott Marquis,265 Peachtree Center Avenue, ROOM A601
  2. Virtual:
    Login via  http://ala.adobeconnect.com/godort/
    Audio Options:
    Use your computer audio or call in:
    Toll free: (844)801-7777
    Access Code 738241

Please note:
We're testing this participation method out, and there are many variables that can make or break the smoothness of the virtual meeting room. We will do our best to mitigate any tech problems that arise.

Meeting Agenda

1. Welcome/Introductions/Sign-In Sheet/Select Tech Assistant (5 minutes)

2. Approve 2016 Annual IDTF Minutes (2 minutes)
http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/File:IDTF_Minutes_June_2016.pdf
-please submit any changes or additions to krisk11 at stanford dot edu by Friday, January 20, 2017

3. New/Updates from Steering (3 minutes)

4.  Update and discussion of the United Nations Digital Repository and UN iLibrary and outcomes from the June 2016 ALA Resolution on the Restoration of the United Nations Depository Library System. (15-20 minutes)   Background Documents - try to review in advance of meeting if possible

5. Vendor Updates (25 minutes)

  • Readex, Jim Draper; Senior V.P. Readex Product Development
  • Data-Planet, Marcy Rothman, Sales Director
  • OECD Publishing, Iain Williamson, Sales and Marketing Director US & Canada
  • Reminder: other vendor updates via the Agency Liaison Report

6. Wrap-Up (5 minutes)

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ACRL Board of Directors

File ACRL-MW17-Board-packet-1-17

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 04:08 pm

PDF File, 21.07 MB

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