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ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Advisory Board

Event ACRL Framework Advisory Board Meeting

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 11:20 am

ACRL Framework Advisory Board Meeting

February 5, 2016, 1:30-3:00 PM (Central Time)

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Dial in number: (712) 775-7031; Access Code: 868-444#

ALCTS

Event ALCTS e-Forum: Career Progression in Cataloging and Metadata

by Jeremy Myntti on Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 03:03 pm

ALCTS e-Forum: Career Progression in Cataloging and Metadata

ALCTS e-Forum: Career Progression in Cataloging and Metadata

February 16-17, 2016

 

Moderated by Stacie Traill and Lisa Robinson

 

Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!

Registration information is at the end of the message.

 

Each day, discussion begins and ends at:

Pacific: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Mountain: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Central: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Eastern: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

Potential career paths for cataloging and metadata specialists are many and varied. While moving into management is one common progression, some may prefer a non-managerial path, or to expand their portfolio of duties and expertise into related areas such as systems or development. Other possibilities include switching from traditional cataloging to other metadata creation, or moving to a different type of library as a cataloger. This forum will explore a number of possible career paths for catalogers and metadata creators. Some of the questions we'll take up include:

  • How do you switch specialties within cataloging/metadata?

  • How do you switch from another specialty to cataloging/metadata?

  • How can your career evolve and progress if management is not desirable/possible?

  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of staying with one institution vs. moving from library to library?

  • How do hiring committees view moves for career progression?

  • How do you move from academic to public libraries, or vice versa, as a cataloger?

  • What are the career advancement possibilities for cataloging/metadata staff who do not hold the MLS/MLIS?

 

Moderators

Stacie Traill is Metadata Analyst at the University of Minnesota Libraries. She has previously held positions at the same institution as Cartographic and Electronic Resources Cataloger and Special Formats Cataloging Coordinator. She is currently president of OLAC (Online Audiovisual Catalogers), and a member of the CaMMS Mentoring and Recruitment Committee.

 

Lisa Robinson is the Catalog Librarian and History of Science/Technology/Medicine Bibliographer at Michigan State University.

 

What Is an e-Forum?

An ALCTS e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate with other participants through an email discussion. Most e-forums last two to three days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it's free.

 

For information about upcoming e-forums, please visit http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum

 

How to Register

You must register your email address to subscribe to or access an electronic discussion list on ALA's Mailing List Service. Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the list. Find instructions for subscribing and unsubscribing online. (http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum/sympa)

 

If you have any problems, please contact alcts-eforum-request@ala.org.

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ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Event Documents due for Board consideration - Spring Board Meeting 2016

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 03:26 pm

The ACRL Spring Board Meeting will be held virtually on April 7, 2016. Actions and discussions for Board consideration must be submitted by March 18, 2016.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

The ACRL Spring Board Meeting will be held virtually on April 7, 2016. Actions and discussions for Board consideration must be submitted by March 18, 2016.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

  • Complete a Board of Directors action form or discussion form, working with your ACRL staff and Board liaisons, as appropriate. Requests for supplemental funding should comply with ACRL Policies and Procedures.   
  • Email your form and supporting documents to Allison Payne, with copy to your staff  and Board liaisons by the deadline. If you need an extension, please contact me in advance of the deadline so that space can be allocated in the draft Board meeting agenda.
  • Please expect an email acknowledging receipt of your submission within one week of submission.  If you do not receive such a confirmation, please email again or call Allison at 312-280-2519.
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ACRL Division-level Committee Leaders

Event Documents due for Board consideration - Spring Board Meeting 2016

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 03:24 pm

The ACRL Spring Board Meeting will be held virtually on April 7, 2016. Actions and discussions for Board consideration must be submitted by March 18, 2016.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

The ACRL Spring Board Meeting will be held virtually on April 7, 2016. Actions and discussions for Board consideration must be submitted by March 18, 2016.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

  • Complete a Board of Directors action form or discussion form, working with your ACRL staff and Board liaisons, as appropriate. Requests for supplemental funding should comply with ACRL Policies and Procedures.   
  • Email your form and supporting documents to Allison Payne, with copy to your staff  and Board liaisons by the deadline. If you need an extension, please contact me in advance of the deadline so that space can be allocated in the draft Board meeting agenda.
  • Please expect an email acknowledging receipt of your submission within one week of submission.  If you do not receive such a confirmation, please email again or call Allison at 312-280-2519.
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ACRL Communities of Practice Assembly

Event Documents due for Board consideration - Spring Board Meeting 2016

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 03:23 pm

The ACRL Spring Board Meeting will be held virtually on April 7, 2016. Actions and discussions for Board consideration must be submitted by March 18, 2016.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

The ACRL Spring Board Meeting will be held virtually on April 7, 2016. Actions and discussions for Board consideration must be submitted by March 18, 2016.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

  • Complete a Board of Directors action form or discussion form, working with your ACRL staff and Board liaisons, as appropriate. Requests for supplemental funding should comply with ACRL Policies and Procedures.   
  • Email your form and supporting documents to Allison Payne, with copy to your staff  and Board liaisons by the deadline. If you need an extension, please contact me in advance of the deadline so that space can be allocated in the draft Board meeting agenda.
  • Please expect an email acknowledging receipt of your submission within one week of submission.  If you do not receive such a confirmation, please email again or call Allison at 312-280-2519.

 

The ALA Midwinter Meeting will be held in Boston, MA, on January 8–12, 2016. Actions and discussions for Board consideration must be submitted by Friday, December 4, 2015.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

  • Complete a Board of Directors action form or discussion form, working with your ACRL staff and Board liaisons, as appropriate. Requests for supplemental funding should comply with ACRL Policies and Procedures.
  • Email your form and supporting documents to Allison Payne, with copy to your staff  and Board liaisons by the deadline. If you need an extension, please contact me in advance of the deadline so that space can be allocated in the draft Board meeting agenda.
  • Please expect an email acknowledging receipt of your submission within one week of submission.  If you do not receive such a confirmation, please email again or call Allison at 312-280-2519.

- See more at: http://connect.ala.org/node/243525#sthash.hMuqoucC.dpuf

The ALA Midwinter Meeting will be held in Boston, MA, on January 8–12, 2016. Actions and discussions for Board consideration must be submitted by Friday, December 4, 2015.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

  • Complete a Board of Directors action form or discussion form, working with your ACRL staff and Board liaisons, as appropriate. Requests for supplemental funding should comply with ACRL Policies and Procedures.
  • Email your form and supporting documents to Allison Payne, with copy to your staff  and Board liaisons by the deadline. If you need an extension, please contact me in advance of the deadline so that space can be allocated in the draft Board meeting agenda.
  • Please expect an email acknowledging receipt of your submission within one week of submission.  If you do not receive such a confirmation, please email again or call Allison at 312-280-2519.

- See more at: http://connect.ala.org/node/243525#sthash.hMuqoucC.dpuf

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ACRL Board of Directors

Event ACRL Spring Board Meeting 2016

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 03:19 pm

The ACRL Board will hold its Spring Meeting virtually on April 7, 2016, 12:30–4:30 p.m. Central. Documents will be placed in the Board Documents file folder.  Please contact me (apayne@ala.org) with any questions.

Allison Payne
ACRL Program Officer

Virtual Communities and Libraries

Event Joint meeting ACRL VWIG & VCL MIG

by Valerie Hill on Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 08:42 am

February 14th, 2016

12-1:30 pm SLT - joint session with ALA ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group

February 14th, 2016

12-1:30 pm SLT - joint session with ALA ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group

CVL Auditorium: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/26/140/24

Program: Thirza Ember, Art in Virtual Worlds and The Economy of Appreciation in OpenSim

Thirza Ember has been writing about artistic and literary endeavors in Second Life since 2008, in the blog http://SLArtsParks.blogspot.com.

She became actively involved in Open Sim grids in 2009, and since 2010 has been writing about her experiences there.

In 2014 she founded HG Safari, a tour group that seeks to bring together artists, musicians, geeks, and creative types in weekly travels to over 80 independent grids so far.

The group's adventures are chronicled in the blog:http://pingsfromtheafterLife.blogspot.com

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ACRL DLS (Distance Learning Section)

Event DLS Discussion Group Virtual Event: Assessment at a Distance: In Theory and Practice

by Jill Hallam-Miller on Mon, Feb 1, 2016 at 08:09 am

Event: “Assessment at a Distance: In Theory and Practice”
Date: Thursday, February 18th, 2016 3-4pm Eastern; 2-3pm Central; 12-1pm Pacific
Register online: https://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?MTID=e73a701e560b791f05f68b20ef3f74844

Event: “Assessment at a Distance: In Theory and Practice”
Date: Thursday, February 18th, 2016 3-4pm Eastern; 2-3pm Central; 12-1pm Pacific
Register online: https://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?MTID=e73a701e560b791f05f68b20ef3f74844

Please join the Distance Learning Section Discussion Group in our virtual post-Midwinter discussion, “ACRL DLS Assessment at a Distance: In Theory and Practice Meeting.”  We will host speakers Jenna Kammer, Instructional Designer at the University of Missouri and Navadeep Khanal, E-Learning Librarian at the University of Missouri. They will share how to assess meeting student learning outcomes using assessment plans geared toward the macro level of reviewing institutional data, to the micro level of collecting and analyzing in-course assessment methods and student performance in online courses. Our third speaker, Natalie Bennet, Online Services Librarian at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, will share how she uses discussion boards to gauge student learning and will demonstrate the use of discussion boards to gain vital qualitative assessment.

Attendees will need a headset or speakers and an Internet connection. Prior to accessing the meeting, you will need to have the most up-to-date version of Java downloaded. If attendees have any difficulties accessing the meeting, they can call WebEx’s tech support number at 877-469-3239.

If you have never attended WebEx Event before, you may want to review this information prior to the session:

How do I join a meeting demo: http://wlc.webex.com/players/hdiRTE/HDIFrameset.htm?agg=MC/EN/MC_EN_T27FR17-524_ag

System Requirements: https://support.webex.com/MyAccountWeb/systemRequirement.do?root=Tools&parent=System

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ALCTS

Event ALCTS e-Forum: I’m Not Mobile – Can I Still Advance?

by Jeremy Myntti on Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 10:22 am

ALCTS e-Forum: I’m Not Mobile – Can I Still Advance?

ALCTS e-Forum: I’m Not Mobile – Can I Still Advance?

March 29-30, 2016

 

Moderated by Pixey Anne Mosley and Paula Sullenger

 

Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!

Registration information is at the end of the message.

 

Each day, discussion begins and ends at:

Pacific: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Mountain: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Central: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Eastern: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

What are some of the challenges and opportunities of advancing to a higher administrative level in academic libraries? Have you ever wondered if you should make this move? Have you considered what it would take to reach that higher level? How can you be sure you’re on the right path? These questions are daunting enough but some librarians have an added complication – lack of mobility. Can someone move up without moving every few years? Two recently appointed administrators will discuss their move from department head to upper library administration. They will share the lessons learned from the search process and how they handled the inevitable transition issues. The panelists represent two viewpoints: Pixey Mosley made the move as an internal candidate; Paula Sullenger spent many years at one institution before becoming an administrator elsewhere. The panelists will have advice and encouragement for your situation.

 

Moving up from within: Many librarians may have aspirations for career advancement but do not have the flexibility to easily relocate or desire to move around the country in pursuit of it. Developing as a leader and moving up while staying within an organization offers a particular set of opportunities and challenges. Whether you are seeking leadership opportunities within your current organization or they come knocking on your door, there are things to consider and be intentional about as you grow and develop your leadership and management skillset. Ms. Mosley will offer insights to this aspect of career advancement.

 

Moving up – it’s now or never: Many librarians have long careers in one institution but with today’s flatter organizational structures, moving up to a desired level from within may not be possible. Contemplating a move to a new environment after an extended time in one institution and leaving behind the familiar can be daunting. Ms. Sullenger will offer insights into starting over completely in a new institution.

 

Moderators

Pixey Anne Mosley is Associate Dean for Faculty & Administrative Services at Texas A&M University Libraries and a tenured Professor. Prior roles at Texas A&M include Head of Collection Support Services (cataloging & shelving), Head of Access Services, Coordinator of Instructional Services and Reference Librarian. She was the Information Technology Librarian at the University of North Texas. Her prior career was as an aerospace engineer with Boeing and Allied Signal. Active in ALA/LLAMA.

 

Paula Sullenger is the Associate Dean for Information Resources at Texas A&M University Libraries. She previously served as Serials Cataloger, Serials Acquisitions Librarian, Head, Acquisitions Department, and Head, Electronic Resources and Serials, all at Auburn University.

 

What Is an e-Forum?

An ALCTS e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate with other participants through an email discussion. Most e-forums last two to three days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it's free.

 

For information about upcoming e-forums, please visit http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum

 

How to Register

You must register your email address to subscribe to or access an electronic discussion list on ALA's Mailing List Service. Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the list. Find instructions for subscribing and unsubscribing online. (http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum/sympa)

 

If you have any problems, please contact alcts-eforum-request@ala.org.

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ALCTS CMS Collection Management and Electronic Resources Interest Group

Event CMERIG 2016 Midwinter Session

by Jennifer Bazeley on Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 08:37 am

E-Resource Troubleshooting Workflows

E-Resource Troubleshooting Workflows

Join the Collection Management and E-Resources Interest Group for a session at ALA Midwinter on troubleshooting workflows for e-resources. Whether you work at a large or small library, or a special, academic, or public library, e-resource troubleshooting is a common component of collection management. How do you handle e-resource troubleshooting at your institution? Do you have multiple staff trained to troubleshoot or do you fly solo? Do you have a web-scale discovery system in place that affects your workflows? How do you use traditional library tools (ILS, ERM, etc.) and non-traditional tools (Excel, LibGuides, Wikis, etc.) to manage this work?

The IG co-chairs will introduce the topic and then we’ll break into 3 discussion groups to talk about e-resource troubleshooting workflows--what works and what doesn’t.

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