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in AASL Committee Review Task Force
AASL Committee Review Task Force,
First let me apologize for the lack of communication - it has been a very busy fall with a wedding, and holiday season. But now we need to think about our committee.
I will not be at Mid Winter but there will be a committee meeting at the AASL All Committee on Saturday at 3pm. It will be chair by Annemarie Roscello, a committee member. We hope at this meeting to start on our work so we can move forward this spring.
Please let me know if you will be attending the meeting at FranRoscello@gmail.com
Below is our charge and function, plus a link to the AASL strategic plan. You will see that we need a report for Annual.
We then need to formulate how we are going to meet our charge.
The strategic plan is at http://www.ala.org/aasl/about/governing-docs/strategic-plan.
AASL Committee Review Taskforce
To assist AASL in reviewing committees and structure to ensure the work of the association is in line with strategic initiatives.
- Develop a scoring rubric to evaluate AASL standing committees. Items to take under consideration could include connection to AASL’s strategic plan, redundancy of work with other committees or within ALA (or other organizations- is someone doing the same work and possibly better), direct impact on members/profession.
Gather necessary information to score each committee:
Headquarters to provide 5 year overview of committee MIO and work product(s)
Collect ALA information, both committee work and staff/offices/other divisions
Score each committee and then consider any possible gaps that exist.
Submit final report to AASL Board of Directors with recommendations by ALA Annual 2015.
in ASCLA Board of Directors (Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies)
in Criminal Justice/Criminology Discussion Group (ACRL ANSS - Anthropology and Sociology Section)
Something to Talk About
This will be an open discussion among the attendees. Please come prepared to discuss the following topics:
Thematic LibGuides - Have you published a thematic LibGuide recently that you would like to share with other librarians? Current published examples focus on themes like restorative justice, transitional justice, non-adversarial justice, environmental justice.
Crime Mapping Resources - How much demand for such resources have you encountered among your students and faculty? What resources have you found most useful to your users? Have you developed a related LibGuide, handout, or other resource?
Recent Publications, presentations, projects, other initiatives - Have you published, presented, or started or completed a project or new initiative related to your work as a criminal justice librarian recently?
Criminal Justice and Criminology Librarian Tool Kit - The Tool Kit, which was last modified in October 2013, is located at: http://connect.ala.org/node/209515. What’s missing?
Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop, iPad, smartphone, or other web-enabled device to explore online resources during the meeting.
The event will be held at Sheraton Chicago in the Ohio room.
A. Welcome & Introductions: Rosalind Fielder, Co-Convener
B. Request for volunteer to take notes
C. Open participant discussion on:
a. Thematic LibGuides (e.g., restorative justice, transitional justice, non-adversarial justice, environmental justice, etc.)
b. Crime Mapping Resources
c. Recent publications or presentations or projects
D. Criminal Justice and Criminology Librarian Tool Kit Revisited
E. Topics for ALA Annual 2015, San Francisco
A LibGuide created for the meeting is located at:
in AASL Student Special Interest Group
Let's get together!
We would like to gather any AASL Student members for an informal meet and greet at ALA Midwinter.
We will meet anyone who is interested in the Food Court at McCormick Place from 10:00-11:00 on Saturday morning, Jan 31.
Grab a snack from the food court on your way and join other student members. "Experienced" Midwinter attendees will be there to answer any questions.
Looking forward to seeing you!
For more information, you may contact me, Karla Collins, at email@example.com
in Metadata Interest Group (ALCTS - Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)
ALCTS Metadata Interest Group Meeting
ALA Midwinter 2015 (Chicago)
Sunday, February 1, 2015, 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Welcome and presenter introductions
Presentation 1 (20 minutes): Breaking the Bottleneck: Automating the Reconciliation of Named Entities to the Library of Congress Name Authority File
Presentation 2 (20 minutes): Linked Data Initiatives at NLM
Q & A (10 minutes)
Welcome and introductions
Approval of minutes from Annual 2014 meeting
Programming - Santi Thompson and Liz Woolcott
Blog - Anne LePage
Secretary (not present at Midwinter) - Steven Folsom
Chair/Vice Chair - Jennifer Miller/Ayla Stein
MLA (Music Library Association)
CC:DA - Jessica Hayden
Upcoming elections at Annual
Jennifer Miller (Chair, ALCTS Metadata Interest Group) will be creating a ballot for ALA Annual. Contact her, firstname.lastname@example.org, if interested in the following seats:
Brainstorming programming for Annual and beyond
in ALA Conference Committee
On behalf of ALA Conference Committee Chair Walter Betts, here is the agenda for our meeting in Chicago on Saturday , January 31, 8:30-10:00am, McCormick Place West - W192c.
(1) Continuation of discussion on programming at the Midwinter Meeting: (a) status of resolution and referrals, (b) initial focus and implementation issues related to proposed "deep dive" sessions.
(2) Review of skeleton schedule for 2016 conferences. [Note: No major changes are proposed from the original 2015 conference skeletons.] At each Midwinter Meeting, the ALA Executive Board approves the "skeleton schedule" for the following Midwinter and Annual (2016) on recommendation of the ALA Conference Committee and ALA Conference Services.
(3) Update on 2015 Midwinter.
(4) Update on 2015 Annual Conference.
(5) Update on implementation of new Meeting Submission software. (This will address the whole cycle, beginning with the point that a member submits a program proposal to a Division or other group. The Division-level -- or other -- program selection committees can work within the system, and program information will move forward through the system without repetitive, and error-prone, rekeying.)
(6) Idea Box proposal (see documents attached).