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ALCTS presents “Collection Development Strategies in an Evolving Marketplace: an ALCTS Midwinter Symposiumby Charles Wilt-IL (staff) on Tue, Oct 21, 2014 at 02:00 pm
ALCTS presents “Collection Development Strategies in an Evolving Marketplace: an ALCTS Midwinter Symposium,” a presentation of the ALCTS President’s Program Committee and organized by Michael Levine-Clark. Join your colleagues from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, January 30, 2015 at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.
This symposium explores strategies for selecting, acquiring and budgeting for new materials such as streaming media, unbundled content, and institutional open access models. Presenters address front line issues such as how to maximize resources to support user needs, how to manage unknown elements of these new models and how to market and build the library’s profile. The speakers will explore long term effects on our collections and how traditional collection development may be changing.
Attendees will come away from this symposium with a greater understanding of how to implement new content and acquisition programs in their own libraries from these presentations:
A presentation based on the article "Collection Directions: The Evolution of Library Collections and Collecting." (portal: Libraries and the Academy 14, no. 3 (2014): 393-423)
- By one of its authors to be confirmed
Demand-Driven Acquisition of Monographs from several perspectives
- Steve Bosch, Kathi Fountain, Michael Levine-Clark
Unbundling journals by accessing articles on demand
- Rick Anderson, Christina Mune, Steve Oberg
New forms of content: What aren’t we doing (or are just starting) that should be part of CD?
- Speaker not confirmed as of release
Panel Discussion: What is the future of collection development? Where do we go from here?
- Moderated by Michael Levine-Clark
Space is limited so registration early online through the ALA Midwinter website. Look for “Ticketed Events” and then the ALCTS Symposium. Registration fees are $219 for ALCTS members (use special code ALCTS2015), $269 for ALA members, and just $99 for students and retired members. For more information or questions, contact Julie Reese, firstname.lastname@example.org.
in PLA Board of Directors (Public Library Association)
Public Library Association
Board of Directors Meeting
Location: Judith Krug Room, ALA Headquarters, enter at 40 E. Huron, Chicago, IL
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. To print the documents double sided, use this combination of all docs pdf: all board documents as of 10-17 It's 2.8MB and 150 pages.
Note: Document 2015.6 Financial Orientation/ Overview is a 36 page pdf
Onsite documents- these will be handed out at the meeting and are not part of the combined board docs packet:
Review committee rosters and charges from this page: http://www.ala.org/pla/about/committees
in NMRT Executive Board (New Members Round Table)
Please contact me (Megan) if you would like for me to add/remove any items from this agenda.
New Members Round Table
Fall 2014 e-Board Meeting
Thursday, October 23, 2014
2 - 3 p.m.
1. Call to order
2. Establishment of quorum (introductions)
3. Approval of minutes
- ALA Annual Board Meeting
4. New business (items requiring a vote)
- Proposal to adopt new marketing plan proposed by 2014 Emerging Leader Team J
- Discussion of where to sell branded NMRT items (pending approval of marketing plan)
- Proposal to adopt videos created by 2014 Emerging Leader Team I
5. Announcements (no vote required)
Update on the status on the Alumni and Friends Committee
NMRT representation at the ALA Membership Task Force Meeting
- Creation of new ad hoc committees
- Networking Regional Mixers Committee (Tinamarie)
- Website Update Committee (Kari)
Proposed changes to the NMRT Bylaws
- (URL forthcoming)
in ACRL LPSS Communication and Publications Committee (Law and Political Science Section)
Here's a space where we can brainstorm what we think might be our goals and priorities for the committee this year. Please feel free to edit this document or make comments.
- Explore website options
- Get identified resources listed on ACRL Index to Section Resources
- Cross-promote newsletter and website info with social media accounts (FB and Twitter)
- Investigate other social media outlets
- Engage with more PS librarians via social media
- Continue to regularly publish LPSS News
- Continue to promote and solicit contributions to LPSS News
in Social Media Working Group (ALA Staff)
Since almost everyone on the ALA Social Media Team is in this group, I'm posting this here and making it public. We're at the one-year mark for our team-based approach to running ALA's primary social media accounts, so here are some statistics that illustrate how much our efforts to consolidate accounts and coordinate content are paying off.
- During the first year of this project, our Facebook page grew by 54,600 fans to reach 75,944, for a growth rate of almost 1,800 new fans per month. During the comparable period the year before, it grew by 9,100 fans or about 750 new fans per month.
- I don’t have metrics for Google Plus for FY12 because we didn’t start using it (or tracking it) until October 2013, but it grew by 116,200 followers in FY13 thanks to our inclusion on Google’s Suggested User List.
- During FY12, ALA’s Twitter account grew by 12,722 followers and during the first year of the team-based approach, @ALAlibrary grew by 12,752 followers to 54,700 in FY13 (which means we’ve maintained consistency there, growing by around 1,000 followers each month).
- During FY13, our Facebook engagement was measured at more than 28 million activities. For FY12, that number was 4.5 million.
- For Google Plus, our engagement activity during this period was 1,500 (starting point = 0).
- On Twitter during FY13, our Retweet Reach hit more than 14 million and our Mention Reach was more than 23 million. For FY12, Retweet Reach was 4.87 million. Mention Reach doesn’t appear to have been tracked by Twitter until March 25, 2013, when @ALAlibrary was measured at just over 137,000.
I still think one of our future topics needs to be which deeper metrics we value most and how we'll measure them. Please share any other numbers your unit is tracking and how you're collecting them.
in RUSA RSS Library Service to Aging Population (Reference Services Section)
in ACRL LES Planning Committee (Literatures in English Section)
Meeting will be held in Adobe Connect. Contact Jaena Alabi for link (email@example.com).
Welcome & Introductions
Discuss general timeline for Virtual Midwinter Meeting (will send Doodle poll to committee members after this meeting).
Discuss priorities for revising the section's strategic plan.
Additional new business: LES Statement on Primary Materials, LES Weeding Guidelines for Academic Literature Collections, and revising the LES Competency Guidelines to align with ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.