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FAFLRT (Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table)

Event ALA Annual - Building Your Brand: In a Landscape of Budget Cuts and Library Closures

by Janice M. Young on Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 06:19 pm

This program provides a process for libraries and librarians to build their brand and link personal authenticity toward the mission of services offered by libraries to their communities. New insight will be disclosed to create a more inclusive view of all diverse voices such as representation from decision-makers, stakeholders, and library advocates. Also, barrier removal strategies will be shared, allowing equity in accessing information through internal and external relations strategy.

This program provides a process for libraries and librarians to build their brand and link personal authenticity toward the mission of services offered by libraries to their communities. New insight will be disclosed to create a more inclusive view of all diverse voices such as representation from decision-makers, stakeholders, and library advocates. Also, barrier removal strategies will be shared, allowing equity in accessing information through internal and external relations strategy. The program is designed to provide insight into developing coalition strategies. It is to note that the library sector is fantastic and leadership strategies are needed to save time. Key themes that will be covered in the program: Teamwork, Engagement and Resiliency.

Presenters:

Rachel Arizaga – Library Director, FMWR Fort Bliss Libraries, USAG Fort Bliss, TX

Michael Steinmacher – Director, Barr Memorial Library, FMWR Community Recreation, Knox, KY

Elsworth Carman – Director, Marion Public Library, Marion, IA

 

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FAFLRT (Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table)

Event ALA Annual - Nontraditional Partnerships: Architects and Health Sciences Librarianship make good Partners for Community Health

by Janice M. Young on Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 06:17 pm

Nontraditional partnerships are being forged to address longstanding urban neighborhood and community development issues. This program examines the relationship of design community and consumer health librarians as partners for community health. The library, is a significant component to the new “community center”. The relationship with nontraditional partners, stakeholders, and other components that make up neighborhoods-built environment can leverage the role of consumer health librarians.

Nontraditional partnerships are being forged to address longstanding urban neighborhood and community development issues. This program examines the relationship of design community and consumer health librarians as partners for community health. The library, is a significant component to the new “community center”. The relationship with nontraditional partners, stakeholders, and other components that make up neighborhoods-built environment can leverage the role of consumer health librarians. Nontraditional partnerships provide the perfect platform to advocate for the value of libraries and to ensure that all individuals and diverse populations have access to the information they need to make informed decisions.

Presenters:

Russell Lacoursiere – CDT, LEED-AP Project Manager, Design and Construction Contract Administration, Gensler

Sarah Carnes – Clinical Librarian, Veterans Affairs Bedford VA Medical Center

 

 

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FAFLRT (Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table)

Event ALA Annual - African American Pioneers in Library Leadership: Bridging the Past to the Present

by Janice M. Young on Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 04:40 pm

The presentation is designed to be a conversation starter to further advance the scholarly record of African American librarians’ impact and influence as information professionals. This is an area of scholarship whereby the history of librarians of color remains to be studied. Adopting empirical methods to develop robust recruitment and mentoring programs that values diversity and inclusion in its membership. 

The presentation is designed to be a conversation starter to further advance the scholarly record of African American librarians’ impact and influence as information professionals. This is an area of scholarship whereby the history of librarians of color remains to be studied. Adopting empirical methods to develop robust recruitment and mentoring programs that values diversity and inclusion in its membership. 

The session, chronicles African American librarians’ achievements in librarianship from 1905 through to the appointment of the 14th Librarian of Congress. These pioneers’ bequest to the next generation of librarians an inheritance that bridge the past to the present.

Presenters:

Alma Dawson, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Louisiana State University

Jon E. Cawthorne, Ph.D., Dean, Wayne State University Library System and School of Information Sciences

Maurice Wheeler, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of North Texas

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ACRL STS Liaisons Committee (Science and Technology Section)

Event STS Liaisons Committee - MidWinter Meeting

by Virginia Pannabecker on Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 07:29 pm

Hello, 

As announced via the STS list on February 5th, the STS Liaisons Committee will hold its Midwinter meeting online, this Wednesday, 2/21, from 12-1pm Eastern Time.

Hello, 

As announced via the STS list on February 5th, the STS Liaisons Committee will hold its Midwinter meeting online, this Wednesday, 2/21, from 12-1pm Eastern Time.

February 21st, 12:00-1:00pm Eastern Time
(9:00-10:00am Pacific Time | 10:00-11:00am Mountain Time | 11:00am-12:00pm Central Time)
 
An agenda and connection information are attached to this ALA Connect posting. The meeting will include: an introduction to the committee and to STSliaison roles; Summary of July-Jan committee work; Annual STS Liaisons Online Forum planning start; Recruitment process for new STS Liaisons for terms that starting July 2018. 
 
We welcome all STS members and interested parties to join us! 
 
Sincerely,
STS Liaisons Committee Co-Chairs and Committee Members
 
Michelle Leonard (Co-Chair)
Ginny Pannabecker (Co-Chair)
Dr. Moriana L. M. Garcia (Member)
Dr. Michael J. Luesebrink (Member)
Mrs. Amani Magid (Member)
Patti McCall (Member)
Ms. Kelee Lynn Pacion (Member and Committee Website Manager)
Ms. Alison Scott Ricker (Member)

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ACRL STS Liaisons Committee (Science and Technology Section)

Event STS Liaisons Committee - Business Meetings - July 26 12-1, July 27 2-3

by Virginia Pannabecker on Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 03:33 pm

STS Liaisons Committee - Business Meetings

Updated with Minutes added

Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 12-1pm, Eastern Time

Thursday, July 27, 2017, 2-3pm, Eastern Time (will include a summary of Wednesday for any who can't make that date/time, and may also be used for follow up discussion)

 

STS Liaisons Committee - Business Meetings

Updated with Minutes added

Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 12-1pm, Eastern Time

Thursday, July 27, 2017, 2-3pm, Eastern Time (will include a summary of Wednesday for any who can't make that date/time, and may also be used for follow up discussion)

 

Please join us for an STS Liaisons Committee Business meeting. The agenda is attached to this event posting. If you can't make and have questions about STS Liaisons or the STS Liaisons Committee, see the minutes from the meeting when they are posted, visit the STS Liaisons Committee web page: http://www.ala.org/acrl/sts/acr-stslia and/or, contact an STS Liaisons Co-Chair: Virginia (Ginny) Pannabecker at vpannabe@vt.edu, or Michelle Leonard at mleonard@uflib.ufl.edu.

Online Meeting Connection Information (via WebEx)

1.     Connect to meeting room: https://virginiatech.webex.com/meet/GinnyP (Meeting number: 641 278 843)

2.     Join audio: (1) via your computer, or (2) by calling in: +1-415-655-0001 US Toll* / +1-855-749-4750 US toll free / 641 278 843 Access code for audio *Using the toll number works best if calling in via a cell phone.

 

 

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ALCTS CaMMS Heads of Cataloging Departments Interest Group

Event ALCTS Heads of Cataloging Departments Interest Group at Midwinter 2018

by Martin Knott on Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 11:35 am

Please join us for the ALCTS Heads of Cataloging Departments Interest Group Meeting for at the ALA Midwinter Conference on Monday, February 12, 2018, 8:30-10:00 a.m., Colorado Convention Center Room 705/707
 
 
Next Steps for FAST 
Kate Harcourt (Director of Original and Special Materials Processing, Columbia University)

Please join us for the ALCTS Heads of Cataloging Departments Interest Group Meeting for at the ALA Midwinter Conference on Monday, February 12, 2018, 8:30-10:00 a.m., Colorado Convention Center Room 705/707
 
 
Next Steps for FAST 
Kate Harcourt (Director of Original and Special Materials Processing, Columbia University)
Faceted Application of Subject Terminology (FAST) (remove “is” and period) Following up on informal discussions with OCLC regarding the future of FAST, representatives from five large university libraries have conducted a survey of institutions to understand the level of interest in current features and possible enhancements of FAST. The survey is not a comparison of FAST use with Library of Congress subject headings or other pre-coordinated headings. Kate Harcourt will report on the survey’s preliminary findings.  
 
 
Jackie Shieh (Resource Description Coordinator, George Washington University)
Embedding OCLC Work Identifiers: an Example Workflow
OCLC defines a work as “a high-level description of a resource, containing information such as author, title, descriptions, subjects etc., common to all editions of the work.” Work identifiers are a key component in building a rich linked data environment of relationships between entities, objects, and topics. Jackie Shieh will provide an update on GWU’s efforts to add WorldCat Work IDs to their bibliographic records. 
 
 
SHARE-VDE and BIBFRAME – Linked Data in Real Life
Michele Casalini (Managing Director, Casalini Libri), Erik Mitchell (AUL for Digital Initiatives and Collaborative Services, Berkeley), and Philip Schreur (AUL for for Technical and Access Services, Stanford)
This presentation seeks to introduce SHARE Virtual Discovery Environment in Linked Data (www.share-vde.org).  A research and development project driven specifically by the library community, SHARE-VDE is intended to facilitate the real implementation of BIBFRAME in libraries, creating substantial benefits for librarians and library patrons. The speakers will describe the vision behind linked data and motivations for its use in the library context, highlight expectations and related use cases for a concrete impact in the library community and beyond, and provide a brief overview of the results achieved in the two phases of the project.

 

​Heads of Cataloging Department Interest Group Co-Chairs
Angela Kinney
Martin Knott​

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ALCTS

Event ALCTS webinar: Library of Congress BIBFRAME Pilot Phase Two

by Julene Jones on Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 09:15 am

ALCTS webinar: Library of Congress BIBFRAME Pilot Phase Two

 

ALCTS webinar: Library of Congress BIBFRAME Pilot Phase Two

 

Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

 

This is the first session of a six-part series.  This webinar is free and complimentary. Registration for other sessions in this series is not necessary to participate.View the other sessions in this series.

 

This series of six webinars builds on the introductory series om MARC to BIBFRAME: Linked Data on the Ground, which was presented in fall 2016 and is now available free of charge. It describes the continuing BIBFRAME initiatives taking place at the Library of Congress as well as within the broader information community.  

 

Description: Library of Congress BIBFRAME Pilot Phase Two will focus on continuing BIBFRAME initiatives taking place at the Library of Congress. These will be put into perspective with other BIBFRAME, Linked Data, and Semantic Web initiatives taking place in the broader information community. Speakers, from the Library of Congress, will give an overview of continuing BIBFRAME work among the participants in BIBFRAME Pilot Phase 2. They will provide updates on LC and BIBFRAME 2.0 implementation, work on profiles in anticipation of a BIBFRAME Pilot Phase 2, and continuing LC BIBFRAME work with special formats (A/V, sound recordings, and prints and photographs). In addition, they will review LD4P (Linked Data for Production) initiatives and LC involvement with them, the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) BIBFRAME Task Group, and RDA’s influence on BIBFRAME 2.

 

Learning outcomes: Following this webinar, participants will have an understanding of the continuing initiatives and advancements taking place at the Library of Congress to use BIBFRAME as a means to describe and share library resources.

 

Who should attend? Cataloging and metadata staff, administrators, technical services staff, technologists and systems developers

 

Presenters:

Judith Cannan is Chief, Cooperative and Instructional Programs Division at the Library of Congress.

 

Paul Frank is Cooperative Cataloging Specialist, LC BIBFRAME trainer, and BIBFRAME Editor profile contact at the Library of Congress.

 

Kirk Hess is Programmer, Network Development and MARC Standards Office at the Library of Congress.

 

Sally McCallum is Chief, Network Development and MARC Standards Office at the Library of Congress.

 

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This webinar is free.  To attend this free webinar, simplysign up online and you will receive the access link via email. To register for the complete series, complete the series online registration form.

 

Registration fees for this series of six webinars: ALCTS Member $172 ; Non-member $236 ; Group rate $206  

For additional information about this webinar, please go to the following website:

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/100417

 

For more information about this series of webinars, please go to the following website: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/MARCtoBIBFRAME

 

ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

 

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 Megan Dougherty, Program Officer, ALCTS Continuing Education at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or alctsce@ala.org.

 

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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ALCTS CRS Education, Research and Publications Coordinating Committee

Event CRS ERPCC Forum @ Midwinter 2018: Slides Available!

by Rebecca Nous on Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 08:18 am

Join us! The ALCTS Continuing Resources Section Education, Research, and Publications Coordinating Committee (CRS ERPCC) will be holding a forum at Midwinter 2018 in Denver.
When:   Saturday, February 10, 4:30-5:30pm
Where:  Colorado Convention Center, Room 304

Our program will feature two presentations:

Join us! The ALCTS Continuing Resources Section Education, Research, and Publications Coordinating Committee (CRS ERPCC) will be holding a forum at Midwinter 2018 in Denver.
When:   Saturday, February 10, 4:30-5:30pm
Where:  Colorado Convention Center, Room 304

Our program will feature two presentations:

PubMed Central— Publishing Trends of Journals Containing Articles by NIH-Funded Authors that are not Selected for the NLM Collection
Diane Boehr, Head, Cataloging and Metadata Management Section, National Library of Medicine

The NIH public access policy mandates that all articles containing NIH-funded research must be deposited into PubMed Central (PMC). NLM conducted a study of the characteristics of journals containing articles from NIH-funded research that were not selected for the NLM collections from August 2015-August 2016 and compared the results to a similar study done by NLM on journals from the first year of the public access program (2008-2009). While many similarities were found between the two studies, the 2008/2009 journals not acquired for the collection were generally outside the area of medicine.  In 2015/2016 there are many more articles being published in journals classified as primarily medical, but that come from publishers that do not follow best practices promoted by professional scholarly publishing organizations. Librarians should be aware of this trend and could help inform their researchers about journal best publishing practices.

 

Factors in Staff Satisfaction with E-Resource Troubleshooting Tools
Robert Heaton, Collection Management Librarian, Utah State University Libraries 

With the advent of cloud computing and “freemium” web applications, e-resource managers have unprecedented access to software tools that facilitate productivity, communication, and project management. One application of these tools is to the work of troubleshooting access issues. A growing body of literature addresses troubleshooting, including the tools that support its complex workflows. How these tools are selected and whether troubleshooting staff are happy with them are less fully developed in the literature. To identify the tools used and to answer these questions, a small-scale survey of the author’s peer institutions (midsize land-grant universities) was conducted in 2016. This presentation reports on the troubleshooting tools used at these institutions, the troubleshooting activities they are used for, how satisfied staff are with the tools in accomplishing those activities, and some of the factors predicted to correlate with staff satisfaction with the tools. The results are far from conclusive but are suggestive of future research questions.

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ALCTS / LITA Metadata Standards Committee

Event Metadata Standards Committee ALA Midwinter 2018 meeting minutes

by Erik Mitchell on Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 06:23 am
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ACRL DLS Strategic Planning Committee (Distance Learning Section)

Event DLS Research Committee Meeting Agenda 2/12/2018

by Andrea Hebert on Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 12:18 pm

DLS Strategic Planning Committee

Virtual Committee Meeting Agenda

Monday Feb. 12, 2018

2-3 pm Eastern Time

 

 

DLS Strategic Planning Committee

Virtual Committee Meeting Agenda

Monday Feb. 12, 2018

2-3 pm Eastern Time

 

 

  1. Welcome
  2. Approval of Dec. 12, 2017 meeting minutes, https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bTuHKgy0FACXEhhT1Oahfzy7c64-0D6qCRKlVjxNCpw/edit?usp=sharing
  3. Updates on reports on Strategic Plan Survey Questions
    1. Mission: Andrea Hebert, Natalie Haber, Christal Ferrance
    2. Values: Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen, Tammy Ivins, Daniel Liestman
    3. Goals/Objectives:  Heather Dalal, Danielle Skaggs, Ariana Baker, Joscelyn Leventhal
  4. Update Timeline

Old Timeline

December-February- write strategic plan draft, compose focus group questions for DLS conference

March- finalize focus group questions

April- focus groups at DLS conference

May- submit strategic plan draft to Exec

5. Additional Comments/Questions/Etc.

6. Next meeting March 12, 2018 from 2:00pm-3:00pm eastern time

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