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in College Science Librarians Discussion Group (ACRL STS - Science and Technology Section)
Instructional Technology: How’s That Working For You?
Many smaller academic libraries cannot afford commercial instructional technology (SMART Boards, clickers, LibGuides, etc.). Has your library found functional alternatives? Perhaps your library has found ways to employ commercial products for more than one purpose?
Please come and share your experiences with all aspects of instructional technology, though particular focus will be on open source/free technologies. We’ll discuss our successes and challenges with instructional technology!
Location: Hilton Golden Gate 1
in ACRL CJCLS Library Technical Assistant Education Committee (Community and Junior College Libraries Section)
in ACRL Student Retention Discussion Group
Please join the ACRL Student Retention Discussion Group at ALA Annual for an exciting conversation on successfully demonstrating a relationship between libraries and student retention, led by our 5 panelists:
Patricia Banach, Director of Library Services, Eastern CT State University
Diane Bever, Reference and Information Services Librarian, and
Yan He, Information Literacy Librarian, Kokomo Library, Indiana University
Rachel Cannady, Scholarly Resources Librarian for Education, UTSA Libraries
Kathleen Pickens, Coordinator of Information Services, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
Panelists will speak briefly about their experiences and answer questions from attendees. The panel is expected to last approximately 45 minutes, with birds-of-a-feather discussion to follow.
When: Saturday, June 27th 1:00 - 2:30pm
Where: Hilton Yosemite B
Add to the ALA Scheduler: http://alaac15.ala.org/node/29468
Follow the conversation: #retentiondg
Not going to Annual? Join us in ALA Connect: http://connect.ala.org/node/173037
in Popular Culture Discussion Group (ACRL)
Submitted by Jenny Robb on Thu, 05/07/2015 - 8:29am
This year's topic:
According to the ALA Archives, Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015) attended ALA in 1976 to sign copies of his book I am Not Spock (1975); later in 1995 he would publish another autobiography: I am Spock. Beyond his fame from Star Trek, he was a multifaceted artist who published poetry, photography, wrote screenplays and even recorded records and audio books. In this Pop Culture Discussion Group we will discuss all the creative endeavors of this beloved artist and his impact. Join us for a conversation about Nimoy, Star Trek, and fandom. This Discussion Group is open to anyone interested and able to attend. Any questions or ideas? Contact me at email@example.com.
Popular Cultures Discussion Group The ACRL Popular Culture in Libraries Discussion Group is devoted to the general discussion of popular culture materials and all types of libraries. Although the discussion group is housed in ACRL, discussion and membership is open to all types of libraries.
in ALCTS New Members Interest Group
So your awesome cover letter and CV landed you an actual interview—but what now? Join ANMIG for a discussion about the difference between looking good on paper and impressing potential employers in person. We’ll address both phone and face-to-face interviews, and topics include but aren’t limited to preparation, typical interview formats and questions, methods for calming nerves, tips for speaking confidently, and other ways to present your best self. Hosts Deana Groves, ANMIG co-chair, and Autumn Faulkner, ANMIG secretary, will draw from their own search committee experience to answer questions and offer advice. The chat begins at 3 pm EST, Wednesday, May 20th. ALA members of all types are welcome to participate! To join the chat: http://connect.ala.org/node/238731
1. Please note that you must join the ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) before you can join the chat, which is easy! Go to http://connect.ala.org/node/85257 and click the "Join" box under the search box in the left hand menu.
2. Once you've joined the community, you can join the chat here: http://connect.ala.org/node/238731
in ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group
ALA Annual 2015
DCIG presents "Conversations with Digital Curation Practitioners"
Location: Hilton (San Francisco Union Square)—Mason Room
Description: This year DCIG is bringing you a series of short (10 minute) panel presentations from three engaging speakers on a variety of digital curation topics. After the presentations we would like to have discussion between the presenters and the audience around digital curation topics. Stick around after the presentations and discussion for a short business meeting. Come learn and discuss with us! We are happy to have as presenters:
Andrew Johnson (Research Data Librarian/Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, University of Colorado Boulder) presenting: "Curation through Connection: Leveraging Research Data Services to Build Campus Collaborations (and Vice Versa)"
Dr. Jian Qin (Professor of Information Studies, Syracuse University) presenting: "Data Infrastructure Services for Data Curation"
Chelcie Juliet Rowell (Digital Initiatives Librarian, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University) presenting: "Building Library Exhibits with BiblioBoard Creator"
For more information about their presentations see below:
Andrew Johnson (Research Data Librarian/Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, University of Colorado Boulder)
Title: Curation through Connection: Leveraging Research Data Services to Build Campus Collaborations (and Vice Versa)
Abstract: In over three years as a practicing research data librarian, I have found again and again that research data initiatives can open the door to mutually beneficial collaborations with other units on campus. At my institution, these partnerships have involved groups like Research Computing, Contracts and Grants, Research Administration, Faculty Affairs, and a number of departments and institutes across a variety of disciplines. Direct results of these collaborations have included development of central infrastructure for research data, opportunities for workshops and consultations on research data topics, integration of research data services into grant support workflows, internal competitions for best research data management practices, and a grant to implement ORCID iDs in order to better track data sets for the purposes of faculty reporting and evaluation. In addition, intra-library collaborations involving liaison librarians have proven to be equally beneficial in terms of strengthening library support for campus faculty and students, providing opportunities for outreach about research data services, and developing training and resources that can help liaison librarians to engage with research data more effectively. This latter work recently led to an IMLS Sparks! Ignition Grant for Libraries (SP-02-14-0020-14) that will expand our efforts at this campus to the wider academic library community through the development of a knowledge- and resource-sharing tool called DataQ that will help support and connect librarians working with research data. As a panelist, I will share lessons learned from all of these efforts and engage with the audience about the challenges and opportunities involved with leveraging research data curation to build campus collaborations.
Dr. Jian Qin (Professor of Information Studies, Syracuse University)
Title: Data Infrastructure Services for Data Curation
Abstract: Description: Effective data curation relies on sound data infrastructure services. What is data infrastructure service in an academic library setting and how can we build it to support data curation? Based on her project experience on e-science librarianship curriculum development and data management for scientific data, Jian Qin will address these two questions from the perspectives of institutionalization, standards, and technology.
Chelcie Juliet Rowell (Digital Initiatives Librarian, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University)
Title: Building Library Exhibits with BiblioBoard Creator
Abstract: Wake Forest University’s Special Collections and Archives department employs a number of both commercial and open source technologies to preserve, curate and display its digital collections. One that is relatively new and lesser known is BiblioBoard Creator, which simplifies the process of creating digital exhibits. This presentation will provide a brief overview of the platform and describe how WFU is using it to engage students in curatorial work, and in the process is generating increased interest in the university’s institutional history among both current students and alumni. Undergraduate students have been busy identifying hundreds of yearbooks articles, issues of the student newspaper, and football programs. Soon they'll begin uploading and creating descriptions and organizing them into an online exhibit. The speaker will also address things to consider when evaluating this and similar tools, including ease of use, intended audience, metadata input and output, presentation quality, mobile accessibility, and cost.
in ACRL LPSS Communication and Publications Committee (Law and Political Science Section)
in ACRL LPSS Communication and Publications Committee (Law and Political Science Section)