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ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group

Discussion ACRL E-Learning Webcast CFP - Engaging the Digital Humanities

by Suzanna Conrad on Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 03:02 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


Dear Colleagues,

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


Dear Colleagues,

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 tpadilla@mail.lib.msu.edu.


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

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GameRT (Games and Gaming Round Table)

Discussion 2016 ALA Annual GameRT Pre-Conference - More than a collection: encouraging creation using games

by Matthew Murray on Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 01:29 pm

        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.

        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.

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ALA Council

Discussion From ALA President Sari Feldman: Conference Accessibility Task Force

by Mary Ghikas on Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 11:57 am

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

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

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ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children)

Online Doc 2015 ALSC Board of Directors' Midwinter Meeting Agenda and Documents

by Marsha Burgess (staff) on Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 11:56 am

FINAL approved Board Meeting Minutes

Greetings:

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

Announcements:

Doc #3b   Center for the Future of Libraries              

FINAL approved Board Meeting Minutes

Greetings:

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

Announcements:

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                                                                

Discussion/Decision

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         

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ALSC Board of Directors

Online Doc 2015 Annual Conference Board of Directors Meeting Agenda and Documents

by Marsha Burgess (staff) on Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 11:18 am

FINAL approved Board Minutes

 

Greetings:

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:

Draft Agenda

Consent Agenda Documents:

FINAL approved Board Minutes

 

Greetings:

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:

Draft Agenda

Consent Agenda Documents:

Draft 2015 Midwinter Board Minutes

Draft 2015 Spring Call Executive Committee Minutes

President's Report

Vice-President's Report

Councilor's Report

Executive Director's Report

Emerging Leader Mentor Report

Emerging Leaders' Logic Model Report

Continuing Education Report

Communications Report

Membership Report

Membership Needs Survey Report

Projects & Partnerships Report

Publications 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

Endowment Report

Revised Competencies Board Action Request

Revised Competencies Cover Memo

Competencies Final Draft

META Task Force Final Report

Preparation for Live Community Forum

 

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ACRL Board of Directors

Discussion Pre-vote discussion: 2/3-2/9 Communities of Practice Transition Policy for Sections

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 10:13 am

The Board is invited to review the attached Board action form regarding the Communities of Practice Transition Policy for Sections. Online discussion of the recommended action will occur Wednesday, February 3, 2016 through Tuesday, February 9, 2016. Please use the below comment section for discussion.     

We anticipate a virtual vote to be held from Wednesday, February 10, 2016 through Wednesday, February 17, 2016. Confirmation of the virtual vote will take place at Annual Conference 2016 in Orlando.

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