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Dance Librarians Discussion Group minutes
ALA Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Las Vegas Convention Center, N234
Sunday, June 29, 2014, 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Attendees: Tara Davis (Dance Heritage Coalition), Sara DeWaay (University of Michigan), Sara Harrington (Ohio University), Ginny Heinrich (Macalester College), Lindsay King (Yale University), Robert Labaree (University of Southern California), Leza Madsen (Western Washington University), and Helice Koffler (University of Washington)
- We immersed ourselves in Las Vegas lore and dance with our special guests Su Kim Chung, Head Special Collections Public Services at the University of Las Vegas and Nancy Hardy, a former Las Vegas showgirl, who has been assisting UNLV in its farsighted efforts to document the popular entertainment industry.
- Su Kim discussed several of UNLV’s most notable archival collections relating to dance, including the extensive papers of Donn Arden, one of the legendary producers of many of the most extravagant Las Vegas production shows (including the still-running Jubilee!) and Bill Moore, another important producer. A great deal of material related to dance and dancers also can be found in the records of such now-vanished casino hotels, as the Dunes, Sands, and the Thunderbird. Selected items, including costume sketches by designers like Bob Mackie, Pete Menefee, Josephine Spinedi, and José Luis V iñas have been digitized and form the core of the extensive Showgirls digital collection.
- Nancy discussed her dance training, which included a Ford Foundation scholarship to the San Francisco Ballet. Too tall to continue as a ballerina, Nancy came with a friend to Las Vegas to audition for one of the shows, and wound up falling in love with the place and having one of the longest careers of any dancer in the history of Las Vegas production shows. Nancy performed as a showgirl and dancer in the Stardust Hotel's Lido de Paris, Tropicana Hotel's Folies Bergere, and Jubilee! at Bally's Hotel and Casino. She also served as dance captain at the Stardust, training replacement dancers and serving as a swing. In lieu of PowerPoint, Nancy thoughtfully brought along memorabilia from her collection, including a much-repaired set of dancing shoes, a scrapbook album, which contained the insoles she had worn out in a two-week period from all the climbing up and down stairs involved in the production, and a snapshot of her taken by Frank Rothstein, the owner of the Stardust (the real life inspiration for the character Robert De Niro plays in Casino) early in her career. Nancy also has conducted several of the oral histories contained in the All that Jazz collection at UNLV.
- Helice announced that Felicity Brown, University of Maryland, would be the next Dance Librarians Discussion Group convener. Also joining her will be: Karen Beavers, University of La Verne, Nina Bozak, The Historic New Orleans Collection, Jaimie Beth Colvin, Pepperdine University, Madeleine Fix-Hansen, and Catherine Oravet, Auburn University.
Helice Koffler, email@example.com
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RUSA-BRASS Program - Mad Men: The Business of Advertising
Many companies spend millions on advertising their brands and products, yet data can be hard to find. Specialized sources, available at many large libraries, focus on these statistics. The information they contain can be used by business students, researchers, or the general public. In addition, media planning, a component of a company's marketing plan, will be covered. Entrepreneurs need information on placing ads (and on how much it costs); reference librarians assisting these users will find the content of the program very useful.
Wendy Diamond, Business and Economics Librarian, California State University, Chico.
Dale Skarl, Search Engine Marketing Manager for MGM Resorts International
The session kicks off with breakfast, 8:00am-8:30am, sponsored by S&P Capital IQ.
Ms. Diamond's online guide is at: http://libguides.csuchico.edu/BRASS_Advertising_Sources
Summary of the presentations - please see file below.
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Public Library Association
Board of Directors Meeting
ALA Annual Conference
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N219
Logistics: Catering –Lunch will be in the room at 12:30. The open meeting begins at 1:00 pm and continues in the same room until 4 pm or a motion to adjourn.
Agenda: Additional items may be added to the agenda prior to the adoption of the agenda. Items also may be moved from the Consent Items to become a discussion item. While not agenda items, policies related to Board service and the PLA Strategic Plan http://www.ala.org/pla/about/strategicplan have been posted to ALAConnect (http://connect.ala.org/node/114854) as reference materials.
Please save the documents to your laptop or tablet. We cannot guarantee wifi or electrical outlets in the meeting room.
PLA at ALA Annual Conference: http://www.ala.org/pla/education/alaannual
Review committee rosters and charges from this page: http://www.ala.org/pla/about/committees
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in Image Resources Interest Group (ACRL - Association of College and Research Libraries)
ACRL Image Resources Interest Group
Open Meeting and Discussion, ALA Annual 2014, Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, June 28, 2014, 1-2:30 PM
Convener: Kristina Keogh
Incoming Convener: Kasia Leousis
I. Introductions and Program, Lightning Talks
Courtney Baron, University of Georgia
“Institutional Repositories: Powerful Tools to Preserve MFA Work”
Nicole LaMoreaux, LIM College
“Beneath the Fold: The Value of Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) Archive and Vogue Archive within an Academic Library”
Ann Medaille, University of Nevada, Reno
“Learning Visual Literacy Skills through Digital Story Creation”
Stephen Patton, Indiana State University
“MDID or Don’t”
Jenna Rinalducci, George Mason University
“Tactile Texts: Transforming Artist Books for the Online Environment”
Tiffany Saulter, Indiana University Bloomington
“Image as Record: The Zine Collection at the Fine Arts Library”
Krista White, Rutgers University
“Digital Imaging Specifications and the Management of Digital Storage Needs”
II. Report and Update on Visual Literacy Competency Standards (Nicole E. Brown, New York University and Ann Medaille, University of Nevada, Reno)
- Discussion of VL Competency Standards as they relate to the revised Information Literacy Competency Standards
- Call for Incoming Convener 2014-2015/Convener 2015-2016
III. Meeting Adjourned
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