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Event FREE Webinar: Electronic Lab Notebooks: Capturing Laboratory Activity as it Happens

by Kimberly Bailey on Tue, May 5, 2015 at 09:53 am
in ACRL STS (Science and Technology Section)

The Special Interest Group (SIG) for Scientific and Technical Information (SIG STI) and STS Hot Topic Discussion Group are collaborating to hold a free webinar on Electronic Lab Notebooks(ELNs): Capturing Laboratory Activity as it Happens.  

Register Today!  https://www.asist.org/events/webinars

 

Event Meeting of Library Services to an Aging Population Committee

by Angela Fortin on Sun, May 3, 2015 at 12:11 pm
in RUSA RSS Library Service to Aging Population (Reference Services Section)

Please join the RUSA-RSS Library Service to an Aging Population committee at ALA Annual in San Francisco. We will hold two meetings during the conference:

RSS Open House on Saturday, June 27 from 8:30-10am, at the Parc 55 Hotel

Working meeting on Saturday, June 27 from 1-2:30pm, at the Marriott Marquis

Event ACRL Instruction Section, Teaching Methods Committee, Virtual Meeting May 5, 2015, 2 pm - 3 pm CT

by Merinda McLure on Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 04:06 pm
in ACRL IS Teaching Methods Committee (Instruction Section)

ACRL Instruction Section
Teaching Methods Committee
Virtual Meeting May 5, 2015, 2 pm-3 pm CT
AGENDA

1. Welcome and introductions.

2. Additions to the agenda.

3. Announcements.

4. Reports from subgroups.

5. Discussion of virtual panel discussion.

6. Adjourn

ACRL Instruction Section
Teaching Methods Committee
Virtual Meeting May 5, 2015, 2 pm-3 pm CT
AGENDA

1. Welcome and introductions.

2. Additions to the agenda.

3. Announcements.

4. Reports from subgroups.

5. Discussion of virtual panel discussion.

6. Adjourn

If you are interested in attending the meeting as a non-member guest, please contact chair Merinda McLure (merinda.mclure@colostate.edu) in advance for details.

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Event ALCTS webinar: Improving Morale: It Can Be Done Without Frosting

by Gina Solares on Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 01:59 pm
in ALCTS

ALCTS webinar: Improving Morale: It Can Be Done Without Frosting

Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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

ALCTS webinar: Improving Morale: It Can Be Done Without Frosting

Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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

Description: The webinar will offer basic explanations for why workplaces develop low morale, recognizing the problem, and fundamental principles that can be utilized for change. Primary focus will be on the concepts of respect and consistency without micromanaging or lack of leadership.

Learning outcomes: Upon completion of this session, attendees will have learned how to recognize and understand when morale is a problem in the workplace, how to identify the causes of poor morale and identify if you can be an implement of change, and suggested steps for improving morale.

Who should attend? Library personnel in supervisory roles and anyone interested in morale in the workplace.

Presenter: Su Epstein holds a doctorate in Sociology from the University of Connecticut and began her career teaching Criminology. Leaving academia, she earned her MLS from Simmons College and subsequently worked in a variety of libraries including the newspaper, Springfield Union News and Greens Farms Academy. She most recently worked at the West Haven Connecticut Public Library and currently is the Director at the Saxton B. Little Free Library in rural Columbia, Connecticut.

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Registration Fees:  ALCTS Member $43 ; Non-member $59 ; Group rate (members/non-members) $99/$129 ; International $43   

For additional information and access to registration links, please go to the following website:

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/052015

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

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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Event ALCTS webinar: From MARC to BIBFRAME: An Introduction

by Gina Solares on Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 01:51 pm
in ALCTS

ALCTS webinar: From MARC to BIBFRAME: An Introduction

Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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

ALCTS webinar: From MARC to BIBFRAME: An Introduction

Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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

Description: This presentation provides an introduction to the Bibliographic Framework (BIBFRAME), a model used for expressing and connecting bibliographic data through the semantic web. Includes an overview of linked data, examples of MARC metadata expressed as BIBFRAME, and shows the possibilities of library linked data.

Learning outcomes:

To give participants:

1) an overview of BIBFRAME

2) insight into how their library data transforms into BIBFRAME

3) insight into possibilities of library linked data

Who should attend? Technical Services librarians and anyone interested in exposing library data on the web.

Presenters:

Carolyn Hansen is Metadata Librarian at the University of Cincinnati, where her responsibilities include the creation and management of metadata for library materials and digital collections. She is a certified digital archivist, co-chair of the ALCTS/LITA MARC Formats Transition Interest Group, and holds an MLIS and an MA in history. She has presented at international and national conferences about metadata standards and best practices, automated metadata transformations, authority control, and cataloging special formats.

Victoria Mueller is the Senior Information Architect and Systems Librarian at Zepheira. LLC. In her role, she provides library data expertise to promote raising the visibility of library assets on the web. Victoria played a key role in the definition of the Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) in Zepheira’s collaboration with The Library of Congress on the effort to transition from MARC 21. She is currently the co-chair of the ALA ALCTS MARC Formats Transition Interest Group.Victoria has a degree in Art History from The Pennsylvania State University and a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Registration Fees:  ALCTS Member $43 ; Non-member $59 ; Group rate (members/non-members) $99/$129 ; International $43   

For additional information and access to registration links, please go to the following website:

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/051315

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

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

 

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Event 2015 Annual Conference Agendas Due 6/12

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 10:29 am
in ACRL Division-level Committee Leaders

All committee meetings at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco should post their agendas (drafts are acceptable) by June 12 as public posts in their ALA Connect community and email them to Allison Payne (apayne@ala.org) for the historical files.

All committee meetings at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco should post their agendas (drafts are acceptable) by June 12 as public posts in their ALA Connect community and email them to Allison Payne (apayne@ala.org) for the historical files.

Note: If your committee is not meeting, an agenda is not needed. If your committee is meeting virtually, an agenda should still be submitted to me and posted to ALA Connect at least 10 days before the meeting. Please visit the ACRL website for more information on the ALA Open Meeting Policy.

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Event 2015 Annual Conference Minutes Due 7/24

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 10:28 am
in ACRL Division-level Committee Leaders

All committee meetings at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco should post their meeting notes/minutes (drafts are acceptable) by July 24, 2015 as public posts in their ALA Connect community and email them to Allison Payne (apayne@ala.org) for the historical files.

All committee meetings at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco should post their meeting notes/minutes (drafts are acceptable) by July 24, 2015 as public posts in their ALA Connect community and email them to Allison Payne (apayne@ala.org) for the historical files. Please visit the ACRL website for more information on the ALA Open Meeting Policy.

Reminder: Official minutes should aim to capture the conversation at a high level and not attribute specific comments to any one person. For tips and pointers, please review Eli Mina’s, ALA Parliamentarian, Making the Meeting resources on the ACRL website (login required).

 

 

 


All committee meetings at the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago should post their meeting notes/minutes (drafts are acceptable) by March 6, 2015 as public posts in their ALA Connect community and email them to Allison Payne (apayne@ala.org) for the historical files. Please visit the ACRL website for more information on the ALA Open Meeting Policy.
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Event SLILC Meeting @ALA Annual 2015

by Carrie Donovan on Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 12:39 pm
in ACRL Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee

Location: HIL (Hilton San Francisco Union Square) - Union Square 13

Event ALCTS webinar: Time Management for Technical Services Managers

by Gina Solares on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 11:21 am
in ALCTS

ALCTS webinar: Time Management for Technical Services Managers

Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015

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

ALCTS webinar: Time Management for Technical Services Managers

Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015

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

Description: The nature of work in technical services shifts and fluctuates depending on the time of year, type of materials, staffing levels, and changes in technology. By using time management methods inspired from business strategies, software development, and mindfulness-based practices, technical services managers can set goals and prioritize tasks to successfully accomplish daily work and special projects. This webinar will cover prioritization techniques and freely available organizational tools. It will discuss methods for remaining responsive and flexible when unexpected events or interruptions occur, as well as how time management can have a positive impact on work-life balance.

Learning outcomes:

Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to:

1. Explain why time management important in library technical services

2. Outline strategies for time management

--Prioritization techniques (i.e. contextual decision-making, scheduling, etc.)

--Organizing tools (i.e. ToDo lists, project management software, etc.)

3. Discuss methods for remaining responsive and flexible when unexpected events or interruptions occur

4. Discuss how time management can have a positive impact on work-life balance

Who should attend? Technical Services Managers or Librarians who may supervise a team of staff, juggle multiples projects, or multitask in deadline driven environment.

Presenter: Amber Billey received her MLIS from Pratt Institute in 2009. At Pratt, she focused on metadata standards, cataloging, and digital libraries for cultural heritage institutions. She currently works as the Cataloging/Metadata Librarian at the University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library. Prior to UVM, she was the metadata specialist and content strategist for CollectiveAccess open-source collection management software for museums, archives, and historical societies. Billey was the Vermont Library Association President from 2013-2014.

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Registration Fees:  ALCTS Member $43 ; Non-member $59 ; Group rate (members/non-members) $99/$129 ; International $43   

For additional information and access to registration links, please go to the following website:

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/050615

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

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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Event ALCTS webinar: Preservation Week Webseries: Part 3 - Disaster Response Q&A

by Gina Solares on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 11:13 am
in ALCTS

ALCTS webinar: Preservation Week Webseries: Part 3 - Disaster Response Q&A

Date: Friday, May 1, 2015

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

Description: Once a disaster strikes, the knee-jerk reaction is to rush in and save everything, but racing in without advance planning puts collections at risk of more damage and staff at risk of injury.

ALCTS webinar: Preservation Week Webseries: Part 3 - Disaster Response Q&A

Date: Friday, May 1, 2015

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

Description: Once a disaster strikes, the knee-jerk reaction is to rush in and save everything, but racing in without advance planning puts collections at risk of more damage and staff at risk of injury.

This session, presented in celebration of Preservation Week 2015, will feature a live Question and Answer session. Participants will have an opportunity to comment on the previously viewed Disaster Response recording and to ask questions of Nancy E. Kraft. Submit questions in advance or bring them to the webinar. Topics covered will reflect the interests of participants and may cover disaster response, including assessment and planning, working with vendors and volunteers, handling public relations, and managing collection salvage.

Participants should come to the webinar having watched the previously recorded Disaster Response presentation found here: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/pres/060910resp.

Questions can be submitted ahead of time through a web form, or raised during the live session.

Learning outcomes: Participants will learn strategies to manage a disaster situation, and methods for collection salvage.

Who should attend? This session is particularly geared towards librarians and others working with collections, but anyone with an interest is encouraged to attend.

Presenter: Nancy E Kraft is the Head of Preservation & Conservation at the University of Iowa Libraries. Kraft has assisted in many disaster recoveries, large and small. Kraft is active in ALA and is a Board Member of the US Committee of the Blue Shield, a nonprofit organization committed to the protection of cultural property worldwide during armed conflict.

This session is free and part of the Preservation Week series:

  • Moving Image Preservation 101, April 28, Siobhan C. Hagan

  • Digital Preservation for Individuals and Small Groups, April 30, Mike Ashenfelder

  • Disaster Response Q&A, May 1, Nancy E. Kraft

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For additional information and access to registration links, please go to the following website:

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/050115

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

For questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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