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in RUSA BRASS (Business Reference and Services Section)
"Hitting the Jackpot—Sources for Local and Regional Business Information”: The hardest facts to find are about something in your own backyard. Reliable and accurate local business information and data is often quite challenging to track down. Representatives from a variety of providers including Euromonitor Passport Cities (localized city economic profiles, analysis on consumers); Alteryx Demographics Now (US Census data); Proquest ABI Inform (local/regional business news) and Data Planet (US State statistical datasets) will demonstrate what they have to offer for these specific data needs. Come prepared to ask your own local questions as well.
in ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries)
in Virtual Worlds Interest Group (ACRL)
08/17/2014 12-1:30 pm SLT - joint session with ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries MIG
Program: Education in Virtual Worlds: Discussion & optional Living History participation
12-12:30 Orientation, Rocca Sorrentina OOC (Out of Character) Platform: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Westphalia/85/160/2801
12-1 Tour of Rocca Sorrentina, meet at the Harbor: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Westphalia/56/192/25
1-1:30 Living History Participation: in-character discussion of theater, Coffee House:
Here’s what we’ll discuss!
Make up from last month: If you weren’t able to attend the performance, watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_T0wkq43zY
A Bird in the Hand, an adaptation of the play :Sleepless in Sienna" written by Talia Fenix in 2003, performed in Second Life by the Commedia Dell'Arte Company, I Sorrentini.
Visit the Commedia dell’arte exhibit in Rocca Sorrentina: “Introducing La Commedia Dell'Arte”
For those who want to know more: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/comm/hd_comm.htm
Visit the exhibit on Shakespeare vs formal/classical 18th c theater: “Embracing the Savage: Shakespeare in the 18th Century”
Dressing the part: information on period clothes and appointments
For participation in Living History activities in the Enlightenment-era world of Rocca Sorrentina:
There are many fine historical costumers in SL, and the shops in Rocca Sorrentina (Westphalia sim) and neighboring Duché de Coeur sims carry their designs.
For those less inclined towards shopping, the cheapest accurate Enlightenment costumes are the 100$L “Baroque” outfits from Arundelain Dumart on SL Marketplace:https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/19212
N.B. Arundel also makes Elizabethan & Victorian/Steampunk outfits - make sure to
choose something with “Baroque” in its name.
For those disinclined to purchase anything at all but wish to look the part, free 18th century clothing
may be obtained here:
ee 18th c clothing - Rocca Sorrentina (both men and women)
ee 18th c clothing - Parc de Sansouci (both men and women)
(Note: This is directly below the landing point for the region. You will have to use the stairs to get there)
Le Grenier du Chateau outlet store (men)
(usethe teleport on the upper level in the back to get to the store outlet)
L’Optimiste (one women's free gown)
Armoire Fashions (one women's free gown on the wall above the armoire!)
in ACRL DLS Communications Committee (Distance Learning Section)
Hello all. The first DLS Communications Committee Meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 at 11:00 am (EST). Information to join the meeting will be posted shortly. You will be able to join through a link or by telephone (see information below).
Kimberly M. Bailey
DLS Communications Committee, Co-Chair
Join by Phone
Toll-free number: +1 (866) 715-6499
Toll number: +1 (719) 325-2776
Participant code: 7120181066
in ACRL IS Teaching Methods Committee (Instruction Section)
ACRL Instruction Section
Teaching Methods Committee
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Noon-1 p.m. MT
I. Welcome and introductions.
II. Additions to the agenda.
IV. Discussion: 2014-2015 committee activities, first steps.
If you wish to attend the meeting as a non-member guest, please contact the Chair in advance for details: Merinda McLure email@example.com.
Apologies in advance for multiple postings.
ALCTS Webinar: Faculty Buy-In for Institutional Repository and Open-Access Publishing
Wednesday, September 24 , 2014
Sessions begin at 11 am Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern and last about an hour.
This session will demonstrate how even a small institution with limited staffing and resources can achieve more than 30 percent buy-in of their faculty to the institutional repository (IR) and increase awareness of and support for open access publishing on their campus.
Attendees will receive:
steps for marketing open access and IRs to faculty,
examples of marketing materials,
suggested workflows and business plans to support high adoption of faculty, and
strategies for faculty to employ when looking for a publisher and negotiating contracts to retain greater control over their intellectual property.
Upon completion of this session, participants will have learned specific strategies for engaging faculty and obtaining their content for the IR. The strategies can be easily adapted to any size institution, public or private.
Who Should Attend?
Anyone at institutions that have not yet started an institutional repository or those that are struggling to get faculty content.
Course Level & Prerequisites
Beginning and intermediate level; no prerequisites
Carol Hixson has been Dean of the Library at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) since August 2009. Prior positions include university librarian at the University of Regina and the head of metadata and digital library services at the University of Oregon. She has implemented institutional repositories at all three institutions and has written and presented extensively on IRs throughout the US, Canada, the UK, and Spain.
Tina Neville is Head of Library Research & Instruction at the USFSP Library. She attended the 2011 week-long digital preservation management workshop in Albany, New York and recently completed a four-week online data management course. She has co-authored several articles for the Journal of Academic Librarianship and Reference and User Services Quarterly and is currently working with her colleagues to investigate data management practices at her institution.
Deborah Henry is a senior librarian with more than twenty-five years of experience in the Library Research & Instruction Department of Poynter Library. She has co-authored articles for Journal of Academic Librarianship andReference and User Services Quarterly as well as book and book chapter contributions. Her research interests include academic librarianship, tenure and promotion of librarians, digital archives, open access, collection development, and reference services. She is currently collaborating on a project focusing on data management practices.
ALCTS Member (individual) . . . $43
Nonmember (individual) . . . $59
International (individual) . . . $43
(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
For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.
in ACRL DLS Strategic Planning Committee (Distance Learning Section)
Hello and welcome to the DLS Strategic Planning Committee:
We will meet virtually between Annual and Midwinter 2014 on the third Monday of the month at 4 pm Eastern (1 pm Pacific, 2 pm Mountain, 3 pm Central): Aug. 18, Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, and Dec. 15.
We will use my virtual office as our meeting space-- https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2009321&password=M.DD3F1810F29EABE6F0AE5CB6FA4C26
My virtual office platform is provided by Collaborate(R). Please visit their support site prior to the meeting to ensure you will be able to fully participate. Java must be enabled on your computer for the software to run.
Here's our agenda for the Aug. 18th virtual committee meeting:
- introductions (5 min.)
- briefly share one highlight from a scholarly article or book chapter on the strategic planning process that you feel is relevant to our committee’s work (10 min.)
- confirm that you are set up to receive message alerts for postings to the ALA Connect Distance Learning Section page (5 min.)
- review committee charge and section's strategic plan available from the DLS blog (10 min.)
- set primary committee goals for August-December 2014 (20 min.)
- formulate individual assignments to begin working on goals as determined in #5 above (10 min.)
"See" you online at the meeting.
Sandra Lee Hawes, MA(LIS), MEd
Online Services/Reference Librarian
Saint Leo University
Post Office Box 6665
St. Leo, FL 33574-6665