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Please join us for the ALCTS Cataloging & Metadata Management Section (CaMMS) Forum at ALA Midwinter in Atlanta, Georgia.
Working Within and Going Beyond: Approaches to Problematic Terminology or Gaps in Established Vocabularies
The CaMMS Forum is scheduled for Sunday, January 22, from 1:00-2:30 in the Georgia World Congress Center, Room B207.
Add the CaMMS Forum to your ALA schedule: http://bit.ly/2h7VmxJ
Janis L. Young, Senior Cataloging Policy Specialist, Library of Congress Policy and Standards Division (PSD)
The Ethics of Maintaining LCSH
Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) has been continually updated since 1914, when the first edition was published as Subject Headings Used in the Dictionary Catalogues of the Library of Congress. The process of revision has changed with technological advances, but the main purpose has remained consistent: to keep the terminology current, neutral and unbiased.
Janis Young will briefly explain LC’s procedures for adding and revising headings, and explain how everyone can become involved in the process. She will then explore some of the ethical principles that come into play when maintaining LCSH, and show how those principles have influenced decisions on specific proposals.
Janis L. Young is a senior cataloging policy specialist in the Library of Congress’ Policy and Standards Division (PSD). She maintains LC subject headings and classification numbers and is the editor of both the Subject Headings Manual and the Classification and Shelflisting Manual. She is the coordinator of LC’s projects to develop genre/form, medium of performance, and demographic group terms. Ms. Young serves as LC’s liaison to several American Library Association committees, including the ALCTS/CaMMS/Subject Analysis Committee.
Tina Gross, Catalog Librarian and Associate Professor, St. Cloud State University
Examining the Library of Congress Subject Heading "Illegal aliens"
This presentation will report on the process and discussions of the CaMMS Subject Analysis Committee working group charged with investigating the Library of Congress Subject Heading "Illegal aliens," including thought-provoking dilemmas and difficult questions encountered. Given the peculiarity of intense focus on single subject heading and other highly unusual circumstances (such as attempted legal intervention by members of Congress), the presentation will consider which aspects of the saga of the subject heading "Illegal aliens" might be relevant in future efforts to address problems with LCSH.
Tina Gross is the Catalog Librarian and an Associate Professor at St. Cloud State University (part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system). Prior to coming to SCSU in 2007, she worked as a Hispanic/Latin American Languages Cataloger at the University of Pittsburgh. She recently served as chair of the CaMMS Subject Analysis Committee Working Group on the LCSH “Illegal aliens.”
Heather Moulaison Sandy, Assistant Professor, iSchool, University of Missouri
Jenny Bossaller, Associate Professor, iSchool, University of Missouri
Problems with Subject Access to Indigenous Knowledge
Indigenous Knowledge (IK) represents a challenge for organization since the worldviews of indigenous people do not align with the worldviews represented in traditional knowledge organization systems (KOSs) used in libraries. This talk will contextualize the problem of providing cognitively just access to indigenous materials, will talk about relevant problems of KOSs in libraries, including ones designed for other non-mainstream groups, and will suggest ways going forward to improve reliable subject access to IK.
Dr. Heather Moulaison Sandy studies organization of information in the online environment; she teaches and does research in these areas, including cataloging, digital libraries, and metadata.
Dr. Jenny Bossaller’s teaching and research focus broadly encompasses constraints on information flow, including aspects of information policy, history, and related social and technological phenomena.
Framework Advisory Board Meeting
December 8, 2016
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Pacific / 12:30 - 1:30 pm Mountain /
1:30 - 2:30 pm Central / 2:30 - 3:30 pm Eastern
By phone: (712) 775-7031
Access code: 868 444#
ACRL Instruction Section
Teaching Methods Committee
Friday December 16
- Welcome and Introductions
- Additions to the Agenda
- Announcements from Exec
- Reports from Subcommittees
- Featured Teaching Librarian
- Selected Resources
- Web Maintenance
- Virtual Event Planning
- Draft Topic Survey Update
- Update on Volunteers
- Personal Announcements
If you wish to attend the meeting as a non-member guest, please contact the Chair in advance for details: Amanda Izenstark email@example.com
I am writing with more details on our Virtual Midwinter meeting, as well as with a call for agenda items.
Participation will be using Blackboard's Collaborate product. There is an open URL for anyone to join. After joining the web meeting you will have the option of having a call in telephone number displayed for phone audio participation. You may also join using your webcam and or computer microphone and speakers. I have set up the meeting so that guests are also presenters, so if you need to present documents or share your screen you will automatically have the permissions to do so.
The URL to attend the meeting, which is scheduled for January 10th, 2017 at 9am PST/10am Mountain time/12pm CST/1pm EST is: https://us.bbcollab.com/invite/5892721D3372E92FB125143A48F46504
Call for Agenda Items:
We have some agenda items already, based on projects we are working on and reports submitted by editors. However, if you have anything to add to the agenda, please let me know by Friday, December 16th, after which I will post an agenda via Connect and let you know via email as well.
Thanks in advance and have a great weekend,
You are cordially invited for the upcoming webinar about ‘Enterprise Collaboration’ by the Association of College & Research Libraries University Library Section (ACRL/ULS) Technology in University Libraries Committee.
Time: 12th, December, 2016 1pm EST, 12pm CST
Register here! https://goo.gl/forms/pYuIh6fHFPtOHo8X2
Url: An url will be sent to you several days before the meeting, after submission of the registration form.
The webinar is intended to be focusing on how Box and Trello are being used to foster a stronger collaboration at an academic library setting or any information institutions. Below is the roster of presenters featured in the webinar:
Associate Professor, Director, Emerging Technologies & Services
Oregon State University
121 The Valley Library
Corvallis OR 97331–4501
Associate Professor | Instruction & Science Librarian
Oregon State University
121 The Valley Library
Corvallis OR 97331–4501
Director, Library IT
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
ACRL ULS is committed to exploring uses of technology in university libraries in areas such as instruction, reference, and outreach, and to offering selective guidance and information to aid university librarians in employing new technologies.
Should have any questions about the webinar, please don’t hesitate to contact the webinar working group members:
Emily Thompson, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jane Nichols, Oregon State University, Jane.Nichols@oregonstate.edu
Minhao Jiang, Wayne State University, email@example.com
Agenda forthcoming. Connection info follows. Thanks!
Name: ACRL Awards Taskforce Meeting
Start Time: 12/12/2016 3:00PM CST
Duration: 01:00 hour
Access: Anyone who has the URL for the meeting can enter the room
Attendees will need a USB headset (and an Internet connection) to utilize the VoIP feature. We recommend that all attendees have headsets with microphones available, and have a current version of Flash player installed.
Here are a few tips we’ve discovered that you can pass onto committee members:
1. Adobe Connect has recently updated their software. When you log-in, you may notice a screen asking you to install the add-in. If you click “yes,” the update will install in about 20-30 seconds. You may need to complete the audio setup wizard after installing the add-in.
2. Use Firefox, if possible -- Internet Explorer and Chrome seem to have some issues.
3. Make certain you have an updated version of Flash.
4. Only use PDF or PPT files.
5. You will need a headset for VoIP. If you are using a machine with a built-in microphone, you will need to disable the built-in microphone and enable the microphone on your headset (a USB headset is best).
6. Once you enter Adobe Connect (you will sign in as a guest -- so no log-in is needed), you will need to click on the speaker and microphone icons to activate -- both need to be GREEN.
7. Please allow a few minutes to get in and test your audio, etc. before the start time.
8. To test audio, click on ‘Meeting’ in upper left corner. Choose the audio set-up wizard. Click through every step, making sure the dropdown is set to your USB headset, and click through to the very last screen. IMPORTANT: You must click all the way through the audio wizard in order to save your selections.
If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:
• Test your connection: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
• Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html