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ACRL STS Liaisons Committee (Science and Technology Section)

Event STS Liaisons Committee - Business Meetings - July 26 12-1, July 27 2-3

by Virginia Pannabecker on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 10:07 am

STS Liaisons Committee - Business Meetings

Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 12-1pm, Eastern Time

Thursday, July 27, 2017, 2-3pm, Eastern Time (will include a summary of Wednesday for any who can't make that date/time, and may also be used for follow up discussion)

 

STS Liaisons Committee - Business Meetings

Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 12-1pm, Eastern Time

Thursday, July 27, 2017, 2-3pm, Eastern Time (will include a summary of Wednesday for any who can't make that date/time, and may also be used for follow up discussion)

 

Please join us for an STS Liaisons Committee Business meeting. The agenda is attached to this event posting. If you can't make and have questions about STS Liaisons or the STS Liaisons Committee, see the minutes from the meeting when they are posted, visit the STS Liaisons Committee web page: http://www.ala.org/acrl/sts/acr-stslia and/or, contact an STS Liaisons Co-Chair: Virginia (Ginny) Pannabecker at vpannabe@vt.edu, or Michelle Leonard at mleonard@uflib.ufl.edu.

Online Meeting Connection Information (via WebEx)

1.     Connect to meeting room: https://virginiatech.webex.com/meet/GinnyP (Meeting number: 641 278 843)

2.     Join audio: (1) via your computer, or (2) by calling in: +1-415-655-0001 US Toll* / +1-855-749-4750 US toll free / 641 278 843 Access code for audio *Using the toll number works best if calling in via a cell phone.

 

 

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ACRL STS Liaisons Committee (Science and Technology Section)

Event STS Liaisons Online Forum 2017

by Virginia Pannabecker on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 08:47 am

 

The ACRL-STS Liaisons 2017 Online Forum
was held on Wednesday, July 12th, 2017, 3:15 – 4:30 pm EDT

 

The ACRL-STS Liaisons 2017 Online Forum
was held on Wednesday, July 12th, 2017, 3:15 – 4:30 pm EDT

Presented by the STS Liaisons CommitteeSTS maintains a liaison program to encourage STS members to report on the meetings and activities of science and technology organizations. Our liaisons have the important role of helping to develop connections between librarians and other STEM professionals. We provided an introduction to the STS Liaisons Committee and websites for liaisons information at the start of the forum.

During this free virtual forum, three liaisons who recently attended meetings for their organizations, the Association for Information Science and Technology, the Engineering Libraries Division of the American Society of Engineering Education, and the Medical Library Association, shared key activities from these organizations. The liaisons also discussed service opportunities and resources available to STS members in the different organizations. There was time for questions, and links shared during the chat discussion are included in the files posted below.

A Recording of the 2017 Forum is available here:
http://ala.adobeconnect.com/pq643potx65p/
Forum files are attached below and are available for download: Presentations (PPT and PDF files) and a List of Links Shared During Chat Discussion (PDF file)

Speakers

Kristin Lee, Tufts University
STS Liaison to the Association for Information Science and Technology (https://www.asist.org/)

Annette Parde-Maass, Creighton University
STS Liaison to the Medical Library Association (http://www.mlanet.org/)

Margaret Phillips, Purdue University
STS Liaison to the Engineering Libraries Division, American Society of Engineering Education (http://depts.washington.edu/englib/eld/)

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ALCTS

Event ALCTS e-Forum: Power that is Moral: Cataloging and Ethics

by Jeremy Myntti on Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 12:39 pm

ALCTS e-Forum: Power that is Moral: Cataloging and Ethics

September 5-6, 2017

 

Moderated by Violet Fox and Beth Shoemaker

 

Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!

Registration information is at the end of the message.

 

Each day, discussion begins and ends at:

ALCTS e-Forum: Power that is Moral: Cataloging and Ethics

September 5-6, 2017

 

Moderated by Violet Fox and Beth Shoemaker

 

Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!

Registration information is at the end of the message.

 

Each day, discussion begins and ends at:

Pacific: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Mountain: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Central: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Eastern: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

Catalogers know that the decisions they make in their work can enhance or obscure access to resources. Instructions when applying subject headings are framed in the arguably unattainable prescription to strive for neutrality. Neither the ALA Code of Ethics or the 1994 Guidelines for ALCTS Members to Supplement the American Library Association Code of Ethics speak specifically to the day-to-day challenges faced by catalogers—how would a code written with cataloging practice in mind be useful?

 

At ALA Annual in June 2017, Elizabeth Shoemaker & Hope Olson spoke at the CaMMS Forum about “Power That Is Moral: Creating a Cataloging Code of Ethics” (http://connect.ala.org/node/265990). This forum is designed to continue that discussion about creating a document that would help guide ethical cataloging decisions.

 

Moderators

Violet Fox is Metadata Librarian at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University (Minnesota) and a 2013 graduate of the University of Washington iSchool. She has been the News Editor for Cataloging and Classification Quarterly since 2014. Her research interests include the intricacies of zine cataloging and the ethics of classification. Chat with Violet on Twitter at @violetbfox.

 

Beth Shoemaker is the Rare Book Cataloger at Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archive & Rare Book Library. She graduated from the GSLIS at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2014. Her research interests are cataloging and discovery of artists’ books and ethics in cataloging and metadata production. You can reach her at: elizabeth.shoemaker@emory.edu.

 

What Is an e-Forum?

An ALCTS e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate with other participants through an email discussion. Most e-forums last two to three days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it's free.

 

For information about upcoming e-forums, please visit http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum

 

How to Register

You must register your email address to subscribe to or access an electronic discussion list on ALA's Mailing List Service. Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the list. Find instructions for subscribing and unsubscribing online. (http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum/sympa)

 

If you have any problems, please contact alcts-eforum-request@ala.org.

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ACRL/EBSS Education Committee

Event EBSS Education Committee Virtual Meeting, 8/14/17

by Dorinne Banks on Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 05:02 pm

The EBSS Education Committee will hold a virtual planning meeting on August 14, 2017 at 2:00pm (Eastern).  The Webex meeting link is: 

The EBSS Education Committee will hold a virtual planning meeting on August 14, 2017 at 2:00pm (Eastern).  The Webex meeting link is: 

URL:https://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?MTID=e6c1205fd4a2530d716d74fdcefeb9fc9 

Attached is the meeting agenda.

~Dorinne Banks, Education Committee co-chair

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ALCTS CaMMS Executive Committee (Cataloging and Metadata Management Section)

Event Power That Is Moral: Creating a Cataloging Code of Ethics--CaMMS Forum

by Bobby Bothmann on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 10:23 am

Power That Is Moral: Creating a Cataloging Code of Ethics
CaMMS Forum, Sunday 25 June 2017, 1:00-2:30 pm in McCormick Place West S101

Power That Is Moral: Creating a Cataloging Code of Ethics
CaMMS Forum, Sunday 25 June 2017, 1:00-2:30 pm in McCormick Place West S101

The American Library Association (ALA) has in place a code of ethics (1), which codifies and makes known to our profession, and to the general public, the ethical principles that guide the work of librarians, other professionals providing information services, library trustees and library staffs. In 1994, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) published a set of guidelines to help assist ALCTS members in the interpretation and application of the ALA Code of Ethics as it applies to issues of concern to ALCTS (2). However, these codes lack clarity when dealing with the specific guidance needed by those doing cataloging work in libraries. Based on the works of Sheila Bair (2005) (3) and Elizabeth Shoemaker (2015) (4), the Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS) of ALCTS has started the process to develop a code of ethics for cataloging. Join us for this program where Elizabeth Shoemaker will describe the concept of ethics and examine the need for a code of ethics in professional organizations. This will be followed by a presentation from Dr. Hope Olson on ethics theory and its application on how a code might be applied. The program will wrap up with an open discussion facilitated by Dr. Karen Snow and Bobby Bothmann to gather your input and needs for a code of cataloging ethics.

Speakers:

Elizabeth Shoemaker, MS, Rare Book Cataloger, Rose Library, Emory University
Hope Olson, PhD, Professor Emerita, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Facilitators:

Karen Snow, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Information Studies, Dominican University
Bobby Bothmann, MLIS, Metadata & Emerging Technologies Librarian, Minnesota State University, Mankato

References:

1. American Library Association. 2008. Code of Ethics of the American Library Association.http://www.ala.org/advocacy/proethics/codeofethics/codeethics

2. Association for Collections and Technical Services. 1994. Guidelines for ALCTS Members to Supplement the American Library Association Code of Ethics, 1994. http://www.ala.org/alcts/resources/alaethics

3. Bair, Sheila A. 2005. Toward a Code of Ethics for Cataloging. University Libraries Faculty & Staff Publications. 11. http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/library_pubs/11

4. Shoemaker, Elizabeth. 2015. No one can whistle a symphony: Seeking a catalogers' code of ethics. Knowledge Organization : 42(5): 353-357.

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ALCTS

Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

by Jeremy Myntti on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 04:39 pm

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

 

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

 

Session 3: August 14-September 8, 2017

 

Four-week online course that introduces participants to the principles, policies and practices of preservation in libraries and archives. It is designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all levels of responsibility. Provides tools to begin extending the useful life of library collections.

 

Course components:

  • Preservation as a formal library function, and how it reflects and supports the institutional mission

  • The primary role of preventive care, including good storage conditions, emergency planning, and careful handling of collections

  • The history and manufacture of physical formats and how this impacts on preservation options

  • Standard methods of care and repair, as well as reformatting options

  • Challenges in preserving digital content and what the implications are for the future of scholarship

 

Who Should Attend

Designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all levels of responsibility. Provides tools to begin extending the useful life of library collections.

 

Instructors

  • Donia Conn, Preservation Consultant for Cultural Heritage Collections

  • Dawn Aveline, Preservation Officer, UCLA

  • Karen O’Connell, Preservation Coordinator, Georgetown University Library

  • Julie Mosbo, William and Susan Ouren Preservation Librarian, Texas A&M University Libraries

  • Jacob Nadal, Executive Director, ReCAP, Princeton University Library

  • Annie Peterson, Preservation Librarian, Tulane University

  • Roger Smith, University of California - San Diego

  • Peter D. Verheyen, Syracuse University Library

 

Registration Fee

$109 ALCTS Member and  $139 Non-member

 

This course is one-third of the Collection Management elective course approved by the Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSCP).Collection Management Elective FAQ

 

For additional details and access to the registration link, please go to: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/fpres/ol_templ

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the web courses, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org

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ACRL Board of Directors

Event ACRL Virtual Fall Board Meeting

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 01:38 pm

The ACRL Board of Directors will hold its Fall Board Meeting virtually on October 26, 2017, from 1:00–4:00 p.m. central. The agenda and document packet will be shared publicly on the ACRL Board's ALA Connect space.

ACRL Virtual Fall Board Meeting
Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m. central
Audio: VoIP and conference call options will be available
Location: Zoom Virtual Meeting Room (URL will be shared closer to meeting date)

The ACRL Board of Directors will hold its Fall Board Meeting virtually on October 26, 2017, from 1:00–4:00 p.m. central. The agenda and document packet will be shared publicly on the ACRL Board's ALA Connect space.

ACRL Virtual Fall Board Meeting
Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m. central
Audio: VoIP and conference call options will be available
Location: Zoom Virtual Meeting Room (URL will be shared closer to meeting date)

Allison Payne
ACRL Program Officer
apayne@ala.org

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GODORT (Government Documents Round Table)

Event GODORT Publications Committee Meeting

by Valerie Glenn on Mon, Jul 10, 2017 at 10:03 pm

The GODORT Publications Committee is scheduled to meet on Thursday, the 13th, at 1pm Eastern. Connection instructions + agenda are below. Thanks!

Adobe Connect room: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/godort-publications/

The GODORT Publications Committee is scheduled to meet on Thursday, the 13th, at 1pm Eastern. Connection instructions + agenda are below. Thanks!

Adobe Connect room: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/godort-publications/

Alternatively, you can call 844-801-7777  / Access code: 738241

Agenda:
1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Announcements
3. Updates from Annual Conference / Steering
4. Updates:
4a. Dttp
4b. Notable Documents
4c. Occasional Papers Series

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ALCTS

Event ALCTS e-Forum: The State of eBooks in Libraries

by Jeremy Myntti on Mon, Jul 3, 2017 at 03:09 pm

ALCTS e-Forum: The State of eBooks in Libraries

ALCTS e-Forum: The State of eBooks in Libraries

August 15-16, 2017

 

Moderated by Mariah Harvey and Buddy Pennington

 

Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!

Registration information is at the end of the message.

 

Each day, discussion begins and ends at:

Pacific: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Mountain: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Central: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Eastern: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

Libraries have been handling eBooks for quite some time now, but while libraries have time-tested workflows for online serials, e-books present complexities that may require new workflows. The online format provides many opportunities for libraries but also many challenges.

 

Join us for an engaging and informative discussion on these opportunities and challenges. This Forum will discuss the following topics:

  • Collection development and acquisitions models

  • Technical Services workflows

  • eBook licensing and metadata

  • Faculty outreach and user instruction and support

  • Usage and assessment

 

Moderators

Mariah Harvey is the Electronic Resources & Acquisitions Librarian at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. She manages electronic resources, acquisitions, and serials for the UMKC Libraries. She previously worked as the Electronic Resources, Resource Sharing and Copyright Librarian at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

 

Buddy Pennington is the Director of Information Technology and Strategy at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. He previously worked as the Director of Collections and Access Management and as the Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

 

What Is an e-Forum?

An ALCTS e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate with other participants through an email discussion. Most e-forums last two to three days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it's free.

 

For information about upcoming e-forums, please visit http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum

 

How to Register

You must register your email address to subscribe to or access an electronic discussion list on ALA's Mailing List Service. Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the list. Find instructions for subscribing and unsubscribing online. (http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum/sympa)

 

If you have any problems, please contact alcts-eforum-request@ala.org.

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ACRL EBSS Curriculum Materials Committee (Education and Behavioral Sciences Section)

Event EBSS Curriculum Materials Committee 2017 "Annual" Virtual Meeting

by James Rosenzweig on Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 06:28 pm

The EBSS CMC Committee will meet virtually on July 13th, 2017, at 10am Pacific Time, for its virtual "Annual" meeting.  The only agenda item is the discussion of proposed revisions to "A Guide to Writing CMC Collection Development Policies", a document originally produced by this committee, and one that has not been updated since 2007.  Members of the committee have been assigned sections to review, and the committee will consider and discuss each member's proposed changes to the Guide.

The EBSS CMC Committee will meet virtually on July 13th, 2017, at 10am Pacific Time, for its virtual "Annual" meeting.  The only agenda item is the discussion of proposed revisions to "A Guide to Writing CMC Collection Development Policies", a document originally produced by this committee, and one that has not been updated since 2007.  Members of the committee have been assigned sections to review, and the committee will consider and discuss each member's proposed changes to the Guide.

Anyone wishing to attend the virtual meeting can contact the committee's chair, James Rosenzweig, at jrosenzweig@ewu.edu to receive login/connection information.

 

 

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