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SPECTRUM GATHERINGS in ATLANTA
Friday 1/20 8:30am-4pm ALCTS Symposium Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Creating a New Future for Library Collections
Free for Spectrum Scholars, if you didn’t register identify yourself at door as a Scholar and they’ll contact us, see more at https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo...
Friday 1/20 12:30-3pm Space for Spectrum discussion at ODLOS Town Hall
See more at https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=232553
Saturday 10:30am-12:15pm Poster Making | 1-5pm Atlanta March for Social Justice & Women
Poster making session for library workers will take place in Hall A3 of the Georgia World Congress Center (you do not have to be registered for Midwinter to attend). Groups will travel to the Center for Civil and Human Rights together and maps and poster making supplies will be provided. If you’re interested in joining discussions and getting updates about library workers’ participation in the march, please join the Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1846100042303729/.
Saturday 1/21 9-10pm Reception for Spectrum Scholars hosted by ALA President-elect Jim Neal
Join us in the Omni Hotel, International Ballroom A-C (Midwinter registration not required, all Scholars can attend even if you did not previously rsvp)
Sunday 1/22 6-8pm GLBTRT Social with special Spectrum Invite at Center for Civil and Human Rights
Thanks to the sponsorship of Gale | Cengage, the roundtable has been able to secure the Center for Civil and Human Rights (civilandhumanrights.org) and has generously extended the invitation to our entire Spectrum community. The event features access to Center exhibits, light fare, and cash bar. Please follow the link to RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1038929009551410/
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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.
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
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.
- Sunday, January 22, 2017
- 1:00-2:30 PM (Eastern Time)
- OMNI hotel-Birch room
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!
Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m EST
- In-person: Atlanta Marriott Marquis,265 Peachtree Center Avenue, ROOM A601
Login via http://ala.adobeconnect.com/godort/
Use your computer audio or call in:
Toll free: (844)801-7777
Access Code 738241
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.
1. Welcome/Introductions/Sign-In Sheet/Select Tech Assistant (5 minutes)
2. Approve 2016 Annual IDTF Minutes (2 minutes)
-please submit any changes or additions to krisk11 at stanford dot edu by Friday, January 20, 2017
3. New/Updates from Steering (3 minutes)
- IDTF 5 Year Goals (written at ALA Midwinter 2016) pdf attached below
- Membership will be asked to vote for a Bylaws Addendum that will enable Task Forces to become Interest Groups. See: http://wikis.ala.org/godort/images/f/f8/GODORT_Bylaws_Addendum_-Special_Interest_Group-.pdf
- Membership will be asked to vote for a Bylaws Addendum on creating a Virtual Meetings Coordinator http://wikis.ala.org/godort/images/f/f8/GODORT_Bylaws_Addendum_-Special_Interest_Group-.pdf
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)