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Event Morningstar Public Librarian Support Award

by Patricia Hull on Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 05:24 pm
in LLAMA (Library Leadership & Management Association)

Honor an outstanding public librarian by submitting a nomination for the Morningstar Public Librarian Support Award

The award is presented by the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of the American Library Association (ALA) and consists of $1250 in travel funds for attending the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.

Honor an outstanding public librarian by submitting a nomination for the Morningstar Public Librarian Support Award

The award is presented by the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of the American Library Association (ALA) and consists of $1250 in travel funds for attending the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.

The award recognizes a public librarian who has performed outstanding business reference service and whose attendance at the conference is not fully funded by their institution.

The complete eligibility requirements are available at the RUSA website at http://www.ala.org/rusa/awards/publibsupport.

NOMINATIONS
To submit a nomination, download and complete the nomination form, following the instructions on the form.  See the website above for the form and more information.

Please submit nominations by DECEMBER 15, 2014, to the award committee chair:

Karen Chapman
Business Reference Librarian
Angelo Bruno Business Library
University of Alabama
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, AL, 35487
Phone: 205-348-1096
Fax: 205-348-0803
Email: kchapman@bruno.cba.ua.edu

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Event Jan Marry

by Sarah Hammill on Tue, Oct 7, 2014 at 12:22 pm
in IAmRUSA

IAmRUSA Interviewee for the week of October 27th is

Jan Marry

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Event ALCTS Webinar: Authority Records and Copyright Determination

by Jane Rosario on Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 10:59 am
in ALCTS

Apologies in advance for multiple postings.

ALCTS Webinar: Authority Records and Copyright Determination

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sessions begin at 11 am Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern and last about an hour.

Apologies in advance for multiple postings.

ALCTS Webinar: Authority Records and Copyright Determination

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sessions begin at 11 am Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern and last about an hour.

What do Pride and Prejudice, Sherlock Holmes, British Insects and How to Identify Them, and Sixty Years a Bookman have in common? These books are all in the public domain, like many others collected on our library shelves. What information does it take to know if they are in the public domain, and where do enhanced authority records fit into this? Virtually all copyright terms around the world are based on some variation of the formula:

author’s life + years = copyright term

To calculate when a book enters the public domain, it is important to know the death date for the author.

For the past five years the IMLS-funded Copyright Review Management System (CRMS), based at the University of Michigan Library, identified public domain works one copyright determination at a time. As part of CRMS, we started to identify author death dates that were not already in authority records. We began depositing our discoveries of author death dates in NACO authority records as a pilot project in 2013 to enhance the data that has been so helpful to CRMS.

In this webinar we present our copyright-centric view of authority records and the impact you can make by simply adding an author death date. We will show you how NACO-trained catalogers improve authority records by including death date information that will be of value to a copyright review. We will also outline how cataloging practice relates to bibliographic copyright determination, including examples like federal documents, publication date range, and associated country.

Learning Outcomes

Webinar attendees will learn:

  • how authority record data--including death dates, nationality, and publication dates--support copyright determination

  • why enhancing NACO authority records can help

  • awareness of the gap between legal definitions and cataloging practice

  • the impact enhanced authority records can have in the identification of public domain works

Who Should Attend?

The webinar is aimed at catalogers interested in learning the copyright implications of the data they put in catalog authority records, those engaged in rights issues, and HathiTrust partners who will learn from our copyright review activities.

Course Level & Prerequisites

beginner to intermediate level; no prerequisites

Presenters

Matt Carruthers is a NACO-trained cataloger and metadata projects librarian at the University of Michigan, where he creates and transforms metadata in support of library and university projects. He has experience with name authority metadata in both bibliographic and archival contexts, utilizing MARC and EAC-CPF, and he was a team member of the Remixing Archival Metadata Project (RAMP).

Kristina Eden is copyright instruction librarian for the University of Michigan Copyright Office. She leads the training team for the Copyright Review Management System, a series of three IMLS National Leadership Grant projects based at the University of Michigan which have collectively identified more than 239,000 public domain works. She helped initiate the pilot project to send author death dates found during the course of copyright review to NACO certified catalogers for updating authority records.

Fee

ALCTS Member (individual) . . . $43

Nonmember (individual) . . . $59

International (individual) . . . $43

Groups

(Applies to a group of people who will watch the webinar together from one access point.)

Member group . . . $99

Nonmember group . . . $129

All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to the recorded session, so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.

How to Register

To register, complete the online registration form or register by mail for the session you would like to attend.

Contact

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 webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager, at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or jreese@ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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Event Meeting of Library Services to an Aging Population Committee

by Angela Fortin on Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 03:15 pm
in RUSA RSS Library Service to Aging Population (Reference Services Section)

Virtual meeting of Library Services to an Aging Population Committee is scheduled for Friday, November 7 at 4:00pm (EST). Meeting agenda to follow.

Event Planning Committee Working Meeting

by Jaena Alabi on Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 03:59 pm
in ACRL LES Planning Committee (Literatures in English Section)

Meeting will be held in Adobe Connect.  Contact Jaena Alabi for link (jma0019@auburn.edu).

Tentative agenda:

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.

Meeting will be held in Adobe Connect.  Contact Jaena Alabi for link (jma0019@auburn.edu).

Tentative agenda:

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.

 

 

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Event Lori Mattace

by Sarah Hammill on Tue, Oct 7, 2014 at 12:18 pm
in IAmRUSA

IAmRUSA Interviewee for the week of October 20th is

Lori Mattace

Ask her a question!

Event ACRL Instruction Section, Teaching Methods Committee Virtual Meeting 2014/12/11, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. MT

by Merinda McLure on Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 03:21 pm
in ACRL IS Teaching Methods Committee (Instruction Section)

ACRL Instruction Section

Teaching Methods Committee

Virtual Meeting

Thursday, December 11, 2014

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. MT 

AGENDA

I. Welcome and introductions.

II. Additions to the agenda.

III. Announcements.

[TBD]

VI. Adjourn.

 

ACRL Instruction Section

Teaching Methods Committee

Virtual Meeting

Thursday, December 11, 2014

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. MT 

AGENDA

I. Welcome and introductions.

II. Additions to the agenda.

III. Announcements.

[TBD]

VI. Adjourn.

 

If you wish to attend the meeting as a non-member guest, please contact the Chair in advance for details: Merinda McLure merinda.mclure@colostate.edu.

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Event ACRL Instruction Section, Teaching Methods Committee Virtual Meeting, 2014/11/20 10 a.m. - 11 a.m MT

by Merinda McLure on Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 03:18 pm
in ACRL IS Teaching Methods Committee (Instruction Section)

ACRL Instruction Section

Teaching Methods Committee

Virtual Meeting

Thursday, November 20, 2014

10 a.m. - 11 a.m. MT

AGENDA

I. Welcome and introductions.

II. Additions to the agenda.

III. Announcements.

[TBD]

VI. Adjourn.

 

ACRL Instruction Section

Teaching Methods Committee

Virtual Meeting

Thursday, November 20, 2014

10 a.m. - 11 a.m. MT

AGENDA

I. Welcome and introductions.

II. Additions to the agenda.

III. Announcements.

[TBD]

VI. Adjourn.

 

If you wish to attend the meeting as a non-member guest, please contact the Chair in advance for details: Merinda McLure merinda.mclure@colostate.edu.

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Event ACRL Instruction Section,Teaching Methods Committee Virtual Meeting 2014/10/21 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. MT

by Merinda McLure on Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 12:39 pm
in ACRL IS Teaching Methods Committee (Instruction Section)

ACRL Instruction Section

Teaching Methods Committee

Virtual Meeting

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. MT 

AGENDA

I. Welcome and introductions.

II. Additions to the agenda.

III. Announcements.

IV. Discussion with Annaliese Fidgeon, IS Social Media Coordinator.

ACRL Instruction Section

Teaching Methods Committee

Virtual Meeting

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. MT 

AGENDA

I. Welcome and introductions.

II. Additions to the agenda.

III. Announcements.

IV. Discussion with Annaliese Fidgeon, IS Social Media Coordinator.

V. Discussion: 2014-2015 committee activities, next steps.
    Reference project work groups outline at http://connect.ala.org/node/228897

VI. Adjourn.

 

If you wish to attend the meeting as a non-member guest, please contact the Chair in advance for details: Merinda McLure merinda.mclure@colostate.edu.

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Event Terence O'Neill

by Kirk MacLeod on Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 07:04 am
in IAmRUSA

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 9:00 am to Friday, October 17, 2014 - 5:00 pm

IAmRUSA Interviewee for the Week of October 6th is

Terence O'Neill

Ask him a question!

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