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in American Indian Library Association (AILA)
Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
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Chicago Ballroom 08
Join the American Indian Library Association (AILA) for this business meeting open to all members.
in RUSA HS (History Section)
Please join the History Section for the following events at ALA Midwinter:
8:30-4:00PM Genealogy Preconference. Hyatt Regency Chicago. Columbus GH
4:30-5:30PM Genealogy and Local History Discussion Group. McCormick Place West W 176a
8:30AM Breakfast at Yolk (http://eatyolk.com/menus) 1120 South Michigan Avenue
RSVP: Not required, but very helpful so we can give the hostess our party size and sit together. Please RSVP by Sunday at 8am. http://doodle.com/4gyqpmkb8yyp97p7
From Hilton or Renaissance: Walk 2-3 blocks south on Michigan Ave.
From Convention Center or Hyatt Regency McCormick: Shuttle route #2 to Hilton
From Sheraton: CTA #3 bus down Michigan Avenue, or meet Michelle Baildon in the Sheraton lobby at 8:10am to share a taxi
From Hyatt Regency, Fairmont, Radisson, or Swissotel: CTA #3 or #4 bus down Michigan Avenue, or meet Chella Vaidyanathan in the Hyatt Regency (E. Wacker St.) lobby at 8:10to share a taxi
If you want to share a cab from the Sheraton or the Hyatt Regency on E. Wacker, please email Chella or Michelle.
1:00 – 2:30PM History Librarians Discussion Group. McCormick Place West W 181c.
A panel of speakers from the University of Iowa and the University of Louisville will talk about their experience working with crowdsourcing projects at their institutions.
If you want to walk together as a group, meet at outside the History Librarian's Discussion group: McCormick Place West W 181c. Otherwise be at Glessner House at 3PM.
The tour will be led by trained docents and last approximately one hour.
5:00PM RUSA Book and Media awards. Chicago Hilton, Williford Room. Sit at the History Section Table!
8:30AM History Section Executive meeting – all are welcome! McCormick Place West 186c
in ACRL EBSS ERIC Users Committee (Education and Behavioral Sciences Section)
The ERIC Users Committee will meet via conference call on
Meeting Day: Friday, February 20, 2015
Start Time: 2 pm Eastern Standard Time (1 pm Central Standard/12 pm Mountain Standard/11 am Pacific)
Duration: 1 Hour
To connect please call: 1-712-775-7031 Participants enter: 203-935-339#
Directions: At the scheduled date and time of the meeting, dial into the conference line. When prompted, enter the meeting ID followed by the pound key.
- Welcome and Introductions
- Call for Additions/Revisions to the Agenda
- Approval of the Minutes
- ERIC Update
- Questions/Comments from the Committee
- Possible Future Project
- Other Business
in ASCLA Board of Directors (Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies)
in GLBTRT Program Planning Committee (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Round Table)
The Program Committee has been working on one program for 2015’s annual conference in San Francisco. Normally the committee would prepare two programs however SF will already be busy enough with Pride events, GLBTRT’s anniversary celebration and a preconference workshop. We are also co-sponsoring a program with ACRL RBMS.
Our program is titled: Transgender People - Moving from "Them" to "Us" and has been developed and will be presented by John Otto. The following is John’s synopsis of the program: “The transgender community has largely been a hidden and misunderstood community, under-served by social and government institutions. Though this community has historically been unseen, in recent years an exploding numbers of people publicly self-identify as transgender. While the estimates of how many people are transgender are relatively low, when family members, co-workers, and all of the other people whose lives intersect with transgender people are taken into account, there is a significantly large group of people who could be considered part of the transgender community. These are people we work with and people we serve in the libraries.
In order to demystify and better serve trans-people, this workshop will cover vocabulary relevant to this community (and through this, introduce concepts that will promote understanding), the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity, etiquette, privacy issues, high rates of harassment and violence, conscious and unconscious discrimination, and barriers that transgender people face in general and as employees. Barriers to locating library materials will be discussed.
The intention of this session is to move transgender people from a label category to a more personal and human understanding. This will assist us in serving library patrons and promoting a workforce that that is diverse in people and talents.”
Tentatively ALA conference planning has our program penciled in for Saturday afternoon 3:30-5 which follow ACRL RBMS’s program scheduled from 1-2:30 with the working title: “Curating Activism in LGBT History”.
The committee has also begun discussion for programs to be presented at the 2016 annual in Orlando. Ideas, so far, are working with QZAP in presenting a queer zine archive project and a Young Adult author panel discussion. If anyone reading this have other ideas please feel free to send them along to us!
My term as PPC chair ends June 30. We are soliciting current committee volunteers to become the next chair.
in VRT (Video Round Table)
Here's the confirmed schedule of VRT's programs at ALA 2015 in San Francisco. Stay tuned for more detailed descriptions of programs and speakers. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Questions? Email VRT.
Friday, June 26
10:00-4:00 PM AMIA@ALA Preconference: preservation, digitization, and more
8:30 AM-4:00 PM Video Demystified: Cataloging with Best Practices Guides (an OLAC program co-sponsored by VRT)
Saturday, June 27
8:30-10:00 AM When Text Isn't Enough: An Exploration Into The World Of Multimodal Scholarship In the Digital Arts, Sciences & Humanities (Co-sponsored by ACRL Digital Humanities Interest Group)
10:30-11:30 AM Student And Faculty Engagement With Streaming Video: Beyond the Hype.
1:00-2:30 PM Voices of Youth: Community Partnerships for Video Production
3:00-4:00 PM IFLA AVMS – Global Action in AV Concerns: A History and Update (co-sponsored by OLAC)
4:30-5:30 PM APALA President's Program: Global Roots, Local Identities: Asian International Adoption and Advocacy (VRT co-sponsored)
Sunday, June 28
1:00-2:30 PM Audio Digitization: Starting Out Right (an ALCTS program co-sponsored by VRT)
3:00-4:00 PM PPR: Promoting and Programming in Academic Libraries
7:00-9:30 PM VRT Gala: An Evening with California Filmmakers Rick Prelinger and Dawn Logsdon
Monday, June 29
8:30-12:30 PM VRT Membership and Executive Board Meeting - all VRT members welcome!
1:00-2:30 PM Media Streaming Showcase: Can We Talk? Short, provocative talks & panels about timely aspects of media streaming impacting librarians today (co-sponsored by OLAC)