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LEARNRT Executive Board (The Learning Round Table)

Event August Board Meeting

by Crystal Schimpf on Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 01:02 pm

Please mark your calendars for our next board meeting: Monday, August 15 at 1PM-2PM Pacific (4PM-5PM Eastern). This time was the most popular one in our recent poll, and I'm hopeful we will have more than enough attendance to make a quorum. Please let me know if you won't be able to attend. 

 
The meeting will be in Adobe Connect using VOIP headset for audio. Here are the login details

Meeting Name:  August 2016 LearnRT Board Meeting

Summary: August 2016 LearnRT Board Meeting

Please mark your calendars for our next board meeting: Monday, August 15 at 1PM-2PM Pacific (4PM-5PM Eastern). This time was the most popular one in our recent poll, and I'm hopeful we will have more than enough attendance to make a quorum. Please let me know if you won't be able to attend. 

 
The meeting will be in Adobe Connect using VOIP headset for audio. Here are the login details

Meeting Name:  August 2016 LearnRT Board Meeting

Summary: August 2016 LearnRT Board Meeting

Invited By: Crystal Schimpf* (crystal@kixal.com)

When:  08/15/2016 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Time Zone:  (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US and Canada)

To join the meeting:

http://ala.adobeconnect.com/lrtaug2016/

If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:

Test your connection: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

 
If you have any items you would like to see on the agenda, please send them to me directly at crystal@kixal.com

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ACRL Division-level Committee Leaders

Event Minutes Due - Annual Conference 2016

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 02:16 pm

Please email to me (apayne@ala.org) a copy of meeting minutes from the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando by July 24. If  your committee met virtually for Annual Conference, please also send me the minutes from your virtual meeting. The minutes will be archived and shared with the ACRL Board of Directors.

Please email to me (apayne@ala.org) a copy of meeting minutes from the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando by July 24. If  your committee met virtually for Annual Conference, please also send me the minutes from your virtual meeting. The minutes will be archived and shared with the ACRL Board of Directors.

Note: Official minutes should aim to capture the conversation at a high level and not attribute specific comments to any one person. For tips and pointers, please review Eli Mina’s, ALA Parliamentarian, Making the Meeting resources on the ACRL website (login required).

Thank you,
Allison Payne
ACRL Program Officer

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ALCTS CaMMS Executive Committee (Cataloging and Metadata Management Section)

Event CaMMS Forum, Annual 2016: Increasing Agility in Technical Services: Using the Agile Method for Project Management

by Bobby Bothmann on Fri, Jul 15, 2016 at 10:07 am

Increasing Agility in Technical Services: Using the Agile Method for Project Management
The 2016 Cataloging & Metadata Management Section (CaMMS) Forum
 

Increasing Agility in Technical Services: Using the Agile Method for Project Management
The 2016 Cataloging & Metadata Management Section (CaMMS) Forum
 
Some technical services units have begun using Agile development as a means to complete projects. Used in software development, the Agile method uses short, iterative sprints that provide frequent opportunities for feedback and assessment and encourages flexibility for when new variables arise. Come find out more about the Agile method and its use for common technical services tasks during the ALCTS CaMMS Forum at ALA Annual in Orlando, Fl. on Sunday, June 26 from 1:00-2:30 pm in the Orange County Convention Center, Room S330 A-B.
 
This session will be recorded; recordings will be available to registered attendees of the 2016 Annual Conference or for those who purchase access. Watch for announcements after the Conference is over for access instructions.

ALA decided not to record any of the forums.
 
Speakers:
·Galadriel Chilton, Ivy Plus Director of Collections Initiatives, Yale University
Using the Scrum Project Management Methodology for Resource Assessment Data Collection and Analysis  
Commonly used in software development, Scrum is a simple and practical project management methodology. This presentation will demonstrate how University of Connecticut’s Licensing & Acquisition’s unit used Scrum for data collection and analysis in preparation for a comprehensive review of e-resource collections. Using Scrum kept the project on task, strengthened the project's deliverables, increased team morale, and resulted in equitable task distribution.
 
·Maria Collins, Head, Acquisitions and Discovery, North Carolina State University Libraries
Agile Technical Services:  Iterative Strategies to Help Plan, Merge, and Evolve
Through local development efforts at North Carolina State University Libraries (NCSU), such as the development of NCSU's electronic resource management system, E-Matrix, managers in Acquisitions & Discovery were exposed to Agile development methods such as scrums.  This talk will describe the use of scrums and other iterative planning processes that assisted in the recent merger of technical services operations. These processes have also helped with project planning, efficient communication, and decision making.

·Daniel Lovins, Head of Knowledge Access, Design & Development, Knowledge Access & Resource Management Services, New York University, Division of Libraries
Agile Project Management as a key to interdepartmental collaboration within NYU’s Digital Collections Discovery Initiative
Lovins will describe how end-user needs were assessed for an NYU digital collections discovery initiative and how these assessments were translated into functional requirements and work packages using agile methodology. He will also touch on  lessons learned and recommended  next steps, both for NYU and for other institutions engaged in similar efforts.

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ACRL Communities of Practice Assembly

Event Documents due for Board consideration - Spring Board Meeting 2016

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 03:34 pm

The ACRL Spring Board Meeting will be held virtually on April 7, 2016. Actions and discussions for Board consideration must be submitted by March 18, 2016.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

The ACRL Spring Board Meeting will be held virtually on April 7, 2016. Actions and discussions for Board consideration must be submitted by March 18, 2016.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

  • Complete a Board of Directors action form or discussion form, working with your ACRL staff and Board liaisons, as appropriate. Requests for supplemental funding should comply with ACRL Policies and Procedures.   
  • Email your form and supporting documents to Allison Payne, with copy to your staff  and Board liaisons by the deadline. If you need an extension, please contact me in advance of the deadline so that space can be allocated in the draft Board meeting agenda.
  • Please expect an email acknowledging receipt of your submission within one week of submission.  If you do not receive such a confirmation, please email again or call Allison at 312-280-2519.
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ACRL Communities of Practice Assembly

Event Documents due for Board consideration - Fall Executive Meeting 2016

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 03:33 pm

The ALA Fall Executive Meeting will be held in Chicago, IL, on October 19, 2016. Actions and discussions for Board consideration must be submitted by Friday, September 30.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

The ALA Fall Executive Meeting will be held in Chicago, IL, on October 19, 2016. Actions and discussions for Board consideration must be submitted by Friday, September 30.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

  • Complete a Board of Directors action form or discussion form, working with your ACRL staff and Board liaisons, as appropriate. Requests for supplemental funding should comply with ACRL Policies and Procedures.
  • Email your form and supporting documents to Allison Payne, with copy to your staff and Board liaisons by the deadline. If you need an extension, please contact me in advance of the deadline so that space can be allocated in the draft Board meeting agenda.
  • Please expect an email acknowledging receipt of your submission within one week of submission. If you do not receive such a confirmation, please email again or call Allison at 312-280-2519.
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ACRL Division-level Committee Leaders

Event Documents due for Board consideration - Fall Executive Meeting 2016

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 03:29 pm

The ALA Fall Executive Meeting will be held in Chicago, IL, on October 19, 2016. Actions and discussions for Board consideration must be submitted by Friday, September 30.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

The ALA Fall Executive Meeting will be held in Chicago, IL, on October 19, 2016. Actions and discussions for Board consideration must be submitted by Friday, September 30.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

  • Complete a Board of Directors action form or discussion form, working with your ACRL staff and Board liaisons, as appropriate. Requests for supplemental funding should comply with ACRL Policies and Procedures.
  • Email your form and supporting documents to Allison Payne, with copy to your staff and Board liaisons by the deadline. If you need an extension, please contact me in advance of the deadline so that space can be allocated in the draft Board meeting agenda.
  • Please expect an email acknowledging receipt of your submission within one week of submission. If you do not receive such a confirmation, please email again or call Allison at 312-280-2519.
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RUSA Membership Committee (Reference and User Services Association)

Event RUSA Membership Meeting

by Amber Prentiss on Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 12:21 pm

The RUSA Membership Committee will meet September 21, 2016 at 2 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time). The meeting will be held via Blackboard Collaborate. This is an open meeting, and anyone interested is welcome to attend.

 Instructions to Join Meeting

The RUSA Membership Committee will meet September 21, 2016 at 2 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time). The meeting will be held via Blackboard Collaborate. This is an open meeting, and anyone interested is welcome to attend.

 Instructions to Join Meeting

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ACRL DLS (Distance Learning Section)

Event Show and Tell: Cool Tools for Distance Library Services (A DLS Discussion Group Virtual Event)

by Jill Hallam-Miller on Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 09:22 am

Note: Registration for this event closed within 24 hours of initial posting.

Note: Registration for this event closed within 24 hours of initial posting. However, the session will be recorded, and the recording, along with documentation generated during breakout sessions, will be publicly available on the DLS website at http://acrl.ala.org/DLS/resources-publications/virtual-events/ one to two weeks after the event!

We are also planning to continue this discussion in another forum. Please stay tuned for details!

 

Join the ACRL DLS Discussion Group’s post-annual event, “Show and Tell: Cool Tools for Distance Library Services,” on July 27th from 2:30 - 4:00 ET. This online discussion will feature six presentations from librarians with new and innovative ideas for working with distance learning students. After the presentations, participants will have the opportunity to work in small groups to create an implementation plan for a cool tool or service in their own libraries.

 

Registration is limited to 100 total participants.

Registration is closed.

Registration will close on July 20th or when capacity is reached.

You will receive a registration confirmation with information about connecting to the session once your registration has been submitted and accepted.

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LLAMA BES Architecture for Public Libraries Committee (Buildings & Equipment Section)

Event Collaborative Strategies for Successful Library Design and Innovative Use, Chicago IL August 10-11

by Traci Lesneski on Tue, Jul 12, 2016 at 01:49 pm

IFLA Library Building and Equipment Section Satellite Conference August 10-11

IFLA Library Building and Equipment Section Satellite Conference August 10-11

Designing modern libraries is a complex process involving many stakeholders and participants. Libraries of all types work with an almost limitless range of constituent groups for input, buy-in and successful implementation. Collaboration partners across the spectrum can include the local community, our students, faculty and campus partners, architects and designers, donors, governing bodies, local municipal, university, state and national decision makers and facilities personnel. Successful libraries and library design reflect successful collaboration. 

Register here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/collaborative-strategies-for-successful-libr...

Day 1:
Wednesday, August 10: 9:00 — 5:15. Reception immediately following until 7:00 pm.
 
Day 2:
Thursday, August 11: 10:00 — 5:00.

Optional: Mies Van der Rohe campus tour from 8:30—9:30am on Thursday.
 
Full schedule and speaker list attached. 

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ALCTS

Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

by Jeremy Myntti on Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 10:10 pm

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

Session 3: August 15 - September 9, 2016

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.

Course Level & Prerequisites

This is a fundamentals course with no prerequisites.

Course Syllabus

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

Credits

8 contact hours.

Certificates of completion are sent upon successful completion (passing score of 70% or higher) of the course.

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

Fee

$109 ALCTS Member and  $139 Non-member

Technical Requirements

A Moodle-developed site is composed of self-paced modules with facilitated interaction led by the instructors. There are predetermined start and end dates and a suggested pace which include interaction with the instructors and your classmates. Students regularly use the forum and chat room functions to facilitate their class participation. Section quizzes are offered and feedback given, but there is no final class grade.

The course web site will be open for one week prior to the start date for students to have access to Moodle instructions and set their browser correctly. The course site will remain open one week after the end date for students to complete any sections and submit the course evaluation survey.

How to Register

To register, complete theonline form orregister by mail.

Registration Deadline

Registration for each course is limited to 20 people. For courses that are not sold out, online and fax registration ends at 12 noon CDT on the Monday before the course begins. Mailed registration forms must be postmarked by two Mondays prior to the course start date.

Cancellation & Change Policy

Any requests for cancellation or changes to registration must be received in writing by ALCTS or the ALA registration department (MACS) no later than 7 days prior to the start of the course and are subject to a $40 processing fee.

Contact

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org.

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