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Do you approve the addition of the statement (found in the attached action form) to the ACRL Guide to Policies and Procedures, Chapter 4.8.1 (Section Continuance and Review) and Chapter 4.7.2 (Interest Group Formation)?by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 04:16 pm
ACRL E-Learning Webcast CFP
Engaging the Digital Humanities: Collaborating throughout the Research Lifecycle
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Central time
Proposal Deadline: Friday, February 12, 2016
The Digital Humanities Interest Group and the Digital Curation Interest Group invite presentation proposals that speak to the theme of “Engaging the Digital Humanities: Collaborating throughout the Research Lifecycle.” The selected presentations will be featured during our ACRL E-Learning Webcast on March 23.
Librarians are playing ever more integral roles in the Digital Humanities research lifecycle. Librarians contribute concretely to the conception, development, dissemination, preservation, and curation of digital humanities research. These activities often require collaborations between librarians working in a diverse range of roles including but not limited to subject liaisons, digital humanities and digital scholarship librarians, metadata librarians, and digital curation librarians.
We invite presentation proposals based on first-hand experiences dealing with a wide array of data formats, tools, methods, and digital platforms utilized in Digital Humanities research, and placed in the context of the latest research literature. By focusing discussion on practical challenges and solutions, it is our hope that your presentations will provide the library community with strategies that can be cross-purposed to a wide range of institutional contexts.
When crafting your proposal, please consider focusing on one or more of these learning outcomes:
1. Participants will learn how to identify the stages of a Digital Humanities research project in order to better collaborate with researchers.
2. Participants will learn about the use of data in Digital Humanities research in order to identify data curation needs.
3. Participants will learn how to identify the skills they need to engage in Digital Humanities research.
4. Participants will learn how to identify Digital Humanities research collaborators in the library.
Proposals should be no longer than 400 words, and can be submitted here:
Proposal submission form: bit.ly/dhlifecycle
Proposals are due on February 12, 2016.
Notice of acceptance will be sent by February 17, 2016.
If you have questions, please contact Thomas Padilla at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thomas Padilla, Digital Scholarship Librarian, Michigan State University
Harriett Green, English and Digital Humanities Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Suzanna Conrad, Head of Digital Services & Technology, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Brianna Marshall, Digital Curation Coordinator, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Friday, June 24th, 2016, 9am to 4pm
Hosted by Brian Mayer, Diane Robson, and Teresa Slobuski
The Games and Gaming Round Table would like to invite you to join us for an exciting pre-conference workshop about game design.
During this full-day session participants will be guided through the game design process, exploring analog game design and its applications to digital design as well. The goal with an analog design approach is to focus on the concepts and skills, leaving the design to arts and crafts. Analog game design allows programs to focus on a number of areas including: inquiry, problem solving, aesthetics, audience, design, computational thinking, and the integration of curricular content and skills; all without the barriers of learning a tool. Once the fundamentals of good design approach have been practiced, they can then be applied in a more technical setting, introducing tools and programs.
Participants will be introduced to basic game design concepts, human-centered design, prototyping, and effective playtesting. This GameRT preconference can jump start your move from content users to content creators at your library.
See http://2016.alaannual.org/ticketed-events for details.
From ALA President Sari Feldman:
Following on Council’s action at the 2016 Midwinter Meeting, I am pleased to announce that the following individuals have accepted appointment to the Conference Accessibility Task Force, beginning immediately and continuing through the end of the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago:
Christopher Corrigan, Digital Reference Librarian, Library of Congress, Library for the Blind [Co-Chair]
Mike Marlin, Director, California Braille & Talking Book Library [Co-Chair]
Carrie Banks, Supervising Librarian, Brooklyn Public Library
Clara Bohrer, Director, West Bloomfield Township Public Library
Melissa Cardenas-Dow, Reference and Instruction Librarian, University of California - Riverside
Roberto Delgadillo, HSSGIS Librarian, University of California – Davis
Christine Golm, Director, Patmos Library
Lori Goetsch, Dean of Libraries, Kansas State University Libraries
Pat Hogan, Retired Member
Alex McFarlane, President, National Literary Society of the Deaf, Inc.
Janet Nelson, Director of Library Engagement, Demco Inc.
Janice Rosen, Librarian, District of Columbia Public Library
Lily Sacharow, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Berkeley College
Julia Starkey, Student
Christine Vortia, Teen and Social Media Librarian, East Orange Public Library
The charge to the Task Force is drawn from the resolution approved by Council:
The Conference Accessibility Task Force is charged to do the following:
- Collect data from ALA members and conference attendees with disabilities;
- Establish a process for reviewing and addressing accessibility problems;
- Draft accessibility guidelines to be used by ALA in reviewing contracts, to ensure ADA and WCAG compliance;
- Research best practices for accessibility training and make a recommendation for implementation;
- Report progress to Council during the ALA Annual Conference 2016 in Orlando and ALA Midwinter Meeting 2017 in Atlanta; and,
- Make a final report, with recommendations, to Council at the ALA Annual Conference 2017 in Chicago.
The Task Force has also been specifically asked to reach out to and consult with other individuals or groups as necessary to the completion of its charge.
While the Task Force may choose to meet face-to-face in Orlando and Atlanta, it is assumed that they will accomplish the majority of their work between conferences, using ALA Connect, virtual meetings and other asynchronous communications.
I know that you join me in thanking the Task Force members for stepping forward to take on this work. We will all look forward to hearing their initial report in Orlando.
10 February 2016
FINAL approved Board Meeting Minutes
Attached you will find the ALSC Board of Directors' Midwinter Meeting agenda and documents.
Meetings are scheduled:
Session I: Saturday, January 31, 1:00-5:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency McCormick- Jackson Park/CC 10D
Session II: Monday, February 2, 1:30 - 5:30 p.m., McCormick Place- W186b
Doc #3b Center for the Future of Libraries
Consent Agenda Documents:
Doc #4 Approval of Board minutes from Annual 2014
Doc #5 Review of Fall Executive Committee 2014 minutes
Doc #6 President’s Report
Doc #7 Vice-President’s Report
Doc #8 Division Councilor’s Report
Doc #9 Emerging Leader’s Report
Doc #10 Executive Director’s Report
Doc #11 Candidate Slate for 2015 Election
Doc #12 Continuing Education Report
Doc #13 Communications Report
Doc #14 Membership Report
Doc #15 Projects & Partnerships Report
Doc #16 Publications Report
Doc #17 Web Activities Report
Doc #18 Committee December Quarterly Reports (note: 26 pages, legal size paper)
Doc #19Confirm Major Board Actions passed electronically
Doc #20 Upcoming Meetings and Conferences
Doc #22b Strategic plan
Doc #23 Digital Media White Paper
Doc #24 Evolving Carnegie Award Task Force Report
Doc #24a Evolving the Carnegie Award Survey Results
Doc #25 - Executive Session- Confidential Collaborative Partnership Request- Non-disclosure agreement
Doc #26a Review of Existing ALSC Initiatives, Projects and External Relationships
Doc #26b Appendix A: Exam of Initiatives, Projects, and External Relationships
Doc #26c Financial support of self-sustaining one-time projects
Doc #29 Board Conflict of Interest (COI) Policy
Doc #29a Background on COI
Doc #29b ALA Executive Board COI Policy
Doc #30 Diversity Forum Next Steps Preparation
Doc #31ai FY14-15-16 Budget Summary
Doc #31aii FY14-15-16 Budget Summary Narrative
Doc #31aiii Endowments (note multiple tabs at bottom of the workbook)
Doc #32 Online Continuing Education Strategy Task Force
FINAL approved Board Minutes
Posted here are the ALSC Board documents for the upcoming 2015 Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA. For more information about Annual, including meeting times and locations, please visit the Conference Scheduler (http://alaac15.ala.org/scheduler) or the ALSC website at: http://www.ala.org/alsc/annual.
Board Documents include:
Consent Agenda Documents:
Draft 2015 Midwinter Board Minutes
Draft 2015 Spring Call Executive Committee Minutes
Executive Director's Report
Emerging Leader Mentor Report
Emerging Leaders' Logic Model Report
Continuing Education Report
Membership Needs Survey Report
Projects & Partnerships Report
Web Activities Report
Committee Quarterly Reports (legal paper, 20 pages)
Major Board Actions Passed Electronically
Upcoming Meetings and Conferences
Discussion Item Documents:
Evolving Carnegie Medal Task Force Report
Carnegie Finances Report
Request from CSK Regarding Morris Seminar
Executive Committee's Summary of Concerns and Opportunities
Morris Seminar Background
Request to Revise Sibert Medal Terms and Criteria
Suggested Revised Sibert Language
Budget Summary (June 22)
Budget Summary Narrative
Revised Competencies Board Action Request
Revised Competencies Cover Memo
Competencies Final Draft
META Task Force Final Report
Preparation for Live Community Forum