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Student Gift Membership Task Force

Discussion ALSC Student Membership Task Force 3/14/17 Meeting Notes

by Andrea V. Johnson on Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 10:36 pm

ALSC Student Membership Task Force (virtual meeting, Google Hangouts)

iday, March 14, 2017 3:00 p.m. CST

 

Meeting Agenda

 

1. Welcome and Introductions

  • Appoint volunteer to take minutes/attendance – Patrick

  • Introductions/Attendees – Andrea, Aimee, Ted, and Patrick

  • Revisions/Additions to Agenda – NONE

 

ALSC Student Membership Task Force (virtual meeting, Google Hangouts)

iday, March 14, 2017 3:00 p.m. CST

 

Meeting Agenda

 

1. Welcome and Introductions

  • Appoint volunteer to take minutes/attendance – Patrick

  • Introductions/Attendees – Andrea, Aimee, Ted, and Patrick

  • Revisions/Additions to Agenda – NONE

 

2. Communication with Recipients

  • First email out – to incorporate into blog post

    • Not a huge response

      • Andrea – 1

      • Ted – 1

      • Patrick – 3-4

  • How frequent should we communicate?

    • Once a month seems too much

    • At least at a two-month minimum

      • Or when something comes up

  • Point new members to new aspects of library community building opportunity

    • Storytime Underground

    • NM roundtable

    • ALA Think Tank

    • ALSC networking events at ANNUAL

    • ALSC Listserv

    • Ribbon? Pitch idea to Aimee

  • We need to make a google doc of what we want to share

  • Get ALA What’s Happening from Aimee in March

  • Andrea will set a Google Drive table with varying dates to send out communications…

    • Add a column of when people are contacted on the recipients spreadsheet – so no one is missed

3. Blog post:

  • It’s great – thanks Andrea!

  • There will be a photo attached – see email by Andrea

4. Q&A and Other Business:

  • SGM Ribbons:

    • Ask new members to participate in selecting a new member ribbon?

    • Slogan? What should it say?

  • Ted – “The Future of ALSC”

5. Next Meeting Dates

  • iday, April 14, 2017 3:00pm CST Google Hangouts - *tentative*

  • iday, May 19, 2017 3:00pm CST Google Hangouts

  • iday, June 9, 2017 3:00pm CST Google Hangouts

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PLA Board of Directors

Discussion PLA Board of Directors - Meeting Minutes (2009-Present)

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 04:09 pm

In progress

Although they are titled draft, all documents in this post have been approved at subsequent PLA Board meetings.

PDF's coming soon

ALCTS CMS Collection Development Librarians of Academic Libraries

Online Doc CFP_Annual2017

by Jessica Schomberg on Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 02:26 pm

The ALCTS Collection Development Librarians of Academic Libraries Interest Group is extending a call for panel presentations for its Annual Meeting in Chicago

The ALCTS Collection Development Librarians of Academic Libraries Interest Group is extending a call for panel presentations for its Annual Meeting in Chicago on Saturday, June 24 om 3:00–4:00 (room TBD).

The theme is
Transforming: E-Books & Collections.

 
We are looking for proposals for panel presentations that consider the ethical issues of e-book collections.We are particularly interested in proposals that include discussion of issues related to diversity & inclusion in purchasing choices, accessibility of e-books, restrictions on use, or the relationship between e-book collection development and the Framework for Information Literacy.

Submit questions and/or complete proposals to jessica.schomberg@mnsu.edu by 16 April.

 
Name:
Focus of presentation:
Are you presenting research or theory:
 

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RUSA RSS (Reference Services Section)

Discussion Post-Midwinter, Winter 2017 RSS Review is now available!

by Denise Wetzel on Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 02:15 pm

The Post-Midwinter, Winter 2017 RSS Review is now available. Read updates from our committees and a message from our Chair.

ALCTS

Discussion ALCTS endorses cataloging and metadata core competencies

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 09:12 am

At the 2017 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, the Board of Directors of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) endorsed the “Core Competencies for Cataloging and Metadata Professional Librarians.” The Cataloging Competencies Task Force of the ALCTS Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS) Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group was commissioned to define a baseline of core competencies for

At the 2017 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, the Board of Directors of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) endorsed the “Core Competencies for Cataloging and Metadata Professional Librarians.” The Cataloging Competencies Task Force of the ALCTS Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS) Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group was commissioned to define a baseline of core competencies for LIS professionals in the cataloging and metadata field. The Task Force was chaired by Bruce J. Evans, assistant director for delivery services at Baylor University. 

The "Core Competencies for Cataloging and Metadata Professional Librarians" defines competencies in broad terms to acknowledge the wide variety of work performed by cataloging and metadata professionals in libraries of all types and sizes, regardless of developments in standards or technologies. The document is useful to managers and supervisors in their hiring, assessment, and review decisions, to library and information science students in making informed educational and internship choices and to library and information science educators for curriculum and course development.

In creating the competencies, the Task Force acknowledges that metadata professionals are responsible for advancing diversity issues within the broader information community. Metadata creators must possess awareness of their own worldviews, and work at identifying where those views exclude other human experiences. Development of inclusive metadata standards or best practices is a competency that should be developed over the course of a career.

Metadata creation competencies for specialized library communities, such as serials, audiovisual, music and rare and special collections, are not covered in the document. However, specialized metadata communities are encouraged to build on these competencies.

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LLAMA (Library Leadership & Management Association)

Discussion Dean Search, Wayne State University Libraries and School of Library and Information Science

by Steven K. Bowers on Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 07:01 am

More information at:

https://library.wayne.edu/info/about/dean_search/

 

Information also attached.  Position posted until April 1, 2017.

 

An excellent opportunity for leadership!

Diversity Member Initiative Group

Discussion Sharing best practices for cultural competency: Call for Participation

by Rebecca Kemp on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 10:02 pm

The American Library Association’s Diversity Member Initiated Group (MIG) invites you to participate in an ongoing discussion in ALA Connect and a facilitated discussion at ALA Annual Conference.

The American Library Association’s Diversity Member Initiated Group (MIG) invites you to participate in an ongoing discussion in ALA Connect and a facilitated discussion at ALA Annual Conference. We’re looking to collectively build an online library of conference and online presentations, trainings, and articles touching on institutional best practices around developing cultural competency in the next few months.  We’ll then review materials and discuss what ALA can do to foster best practices for cultural competency at our Annual Conference discussion on Sunday afternoon.  Join the conversation now in the MIG at http://connect.ala.org/node/229994 and add resources to the pinned post.  Please consider sharing this call for participation with your networks.

The mission of the Diversity Membership Initiative Group is

  • To provide a space for success stories and best practices and broadly highlight examples of activities that have improved services and fostered organizational change.
  • To provide a community of practice for members to discuss ideas, concepts, and methods to positively impact library services to increasingly diverse populations.
  • To provide a base for deepening our discussion and collective understanding of diversity and inclusion issues across our professional organizations.

All are welcome to join the MIG!

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ALA Committee on Diversity (COD)

Discussion Sharing best practices for cultural competency: Call for Participation

by Rebecca Kemp on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 10:00 pm

The American Library Association’s Diversity Member Initiated Group (MIG) invites you to participate in an ongoing discussion in ALA Connect and a facilitated discussion at ALA Annual Conference.

The American Library Association’s Diversity Member Initiated Group (MIG) invites you to participate in an ongoing discussion in ALA Connect and a facilitated discussion at ALA Annual Conference. We’re looking to collectively build an online library of conference and online presentations, trainings, and articles touching on institutional best practices around developing cultural competency in the next few months.  We’ll then review materials and discuss what ALA can do to foster best practices for cultural competency at our Annual Conference discussion on Sunday afternoon.  Join the conversation now in the MIG at http://connect.ala.org/node/229994 and add resources to the pinned post.  Please consider sharing this call for participation with your networks.

The mission of the Diversity Membership Initiative Group is

  • To provide a space for success stories and best practices and broadly highlight examples of activities that have improved services and fostered organizational change.
  • To provide a community of practice for members to discuss ideas, concepts, and methods to positively impact library services to increasingly diverse populations.
  • To provide a base for deepening our discussion and collective understanding of diversity and inclusion issues across our professional organizations.

All are welcome to join the MIG!

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RUSA Executive Committee (Reference and User Services Association)

Discussion Agenda, RUSA Executive Committee, 3-28-17

by Susan Hornung-IL (staff) on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 01:51 pm

RUSA Executive Committee Agenda

March 28, 2017, Tuesday

1pm PT / 2pm MT/ 3pm CT / 4pm ET

1. Agenda Changes/Approval, Announcements – MCMANUS

2. Approval of executive committee minutes, February 24, 2017

3. President’s Update – MCMANUS

4. Vice-President’s Update – LE BEAU

RUSA Executive Committee Agenda

March 28, 2017, Tuesday

1pm PT / 2pm MT/ 3pm CT / 4pm ET

1. Agenda Changes/Approval, Announcements – MCMANUS

2. Approval of executive committee minutes, February 24, 2017

3. President’s Update – MCMANUS

4. Vice-President’s Update – LE BEAU

5. Executive Director Report 

6. New Business:

a. Awards discussion & debrief on Awards phone call

  1. Recommend to RUSA Board that we discontinue the Achievement Awards Ceremony at ALA Annual effective FY2018.   We will work with the RUSA Board, ACC, and RUSA staff to develop alternative ways of recognizing members.  Ask Board to vote on this on April 6.
  2. Rescind O&P recommendation to have a volunteer Awards coordinator and sunset ACC.  Chris & Alesia propose that ACC continue for one more year and plan review and possibly sunset the committee after Annual 2018. One of the activities that committee could work on is an audit of all RUSA and Section awards. Leighann would also like to get all award committee manuals handed in, revised and updated.

b. Discussion of draft Professional Competencies for Reference and User Services Librarians

c. Discussion of RUSA Division Level Restructuring Recommendations

  1. Discussion of recommendation #6.   O&P  would like to sunset after ALA Annual 2017. 
  2. To help with the reorganization transition and provide continuity, RUSA will establish an Restructuring Implementation Task Force comprised mostly of members of the former O&P committee.

7. Plan agenda for RUSA Board meeting on April 6, 2017

8. Agenda items for next Executive Committee meeting

9. Next meeting: Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 1pm PT / 2pm MT/ 3pm CT / 4pm ET

 Rev. 3-23-17

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