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Please join us for the 2017 NMRT President’s Program, Building Bridges in ALA, hosted by Kate Kosturski, on Friday, June 23, 2017 from 9am to 12pm. In this interactive pre-conference event, participants will explore the opportunities and challenges of navigating through the larger ALA organization by listening to a panel discussion composed of transitioning presidents and president-elects. Learn about the different ALA divisions, how they function, and how participation in ALA can benefit your career! Ask questions and network with the panelists, while enjoying light refreshments. Please see the attached flyer for additional information. We hope to see you there!
$20 NMRT members
$22 non NMRT but ALA members
$15 for a student rate
Recording for Webinar 1: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p2139ttua0l/
Title: Supporting Diversity, International Students and Inclusivity at Fresno State: Student Engagements Programs and Collaborations
Raymond Pun is the first year student success librarian in Fresno State. He previously worked in NYU Shanghai and NYPL as a reference librarian.
Summary: Interested in learning ways to engage with international students? This webinar will offer examples on international student engagement from librarians at Fresno State in California. At Fresno State, a special library committee called "Library Diversity Committee" support international student through a program called "International Coffee Hour" series where international students give presentations about their home countries to the public in the Library each week of the semester; librarians and staff bring our resources, encourage engagements and participations. This committee made up of staff/faculty to promote diversity and inclusivity awareness in the library and around campus.
Recording for Webinar 2: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p9s277oleva/
Title: Global Librarianship Services
- Dan Perkins (Global Services Librarian at NYU)
- Lindsay Wharton (Extended Campus and Distance Services Librarian at Florida State University)
- Hong Cheng (Global Services Librarian at University of Cincinnati)
Abstract: As the opportunities and challenges raised by globalization become more a part of people’s everyday lives, colleges and universities are committed to providing their students with academic opportunities on a global scale. This has led academic libraries to focus their efforts on meeting the needs of their students and faculty at global campuses and study abroad sites. Also under the same trend, the number of global services/education librarians is on the rise with unique responsibilities and experiences. In this panel, we’ll be discussing:
the similarities and differences between the global library services programs at our respective sites;
the opportunities and challenges we’ve faced, including how to work with partners in headquarters as well as overseas;
discuss how global library services may be evolving in the future.
Experiences we have had
Future trends in global librarianship
We have our international perspectives' discussion program together for this ALA Annual in Chicago. We hope you can join us!
Date/Time: 6/24, Saturday 10:30-11:30 am
Title: Research Collaboration and Publishing in the Global Community
Program Summary: Learn about new books on global and international librarianship! There will be publishers, authors, editors and librarians in this forum to talk about their experiences on how they were able to publish their books on this emerging trend in higher education. Attendees can learn more about publishing opportunities and about these new books on international/global librarianship!
1. Scott Collard (NYU, Bridging World: Emerging Models and Practices of U.S Academic Libraries Around the Globe. ACRL 2016)
2. Constantia Constantinou (SUNY Stony Brook, International Librarianship: Developing Professional, Intercultural and Educational Leadership. SUNY Press 2017)
3. Starr Hoffman (UNLV, Dynamic Research Support for Academic Libraries. Facet/ALA 2016)
4. Lian Ruan (UIUC, Academic Library Development and Administration in China. IGI 2016)
Once we have location finalized, we will send that out again. Please let us know if you have any questions!
We will also be holding a webinar (or two) in the Spring! Stay tuned for that!
Ray & Meggan
Co-Conveners of ACRL IPARL Discussion Group
Please note the expedited turnaround for this virtual vote, as we are hoping to issue a statement in a timely manner if approved.
The Board is invited to review the Board action form and accompanying statement regarding an ACRL Statement on the Dissemination of Federal Research.
Please use threaded discussions to post feedback regarding the proposed action during the discussion period of 2/17/17–2/20/17.
Following the discussion period, the Board will vote on the ACRL Statement on the Dissemination of Federal Research via virtual vote during Tuesday, February 21 to Wednesday February 22, and confirm its vote at the 2017 Annual Conference.
Pre-vote discussion: 2/16/17–2/22/17 revised RBMS Guidelines Competencies for Special Collections Professionalsby Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 02:25 pm
Here's the charge for the Sponsorship Task Force that I was asked to write, reflecting feedback I've gotten, and now put into Connect so it can be public & archived. I need a motion & a second that we vote on this and then I can construct the poll.
LITA Sponsorship Task Force charge
The LITA Sponsorship Task Force will review existing LITA documentation related to sponsorship (such as policies or budgets), research applicable ALA policies, and produce new documentation which enables LITA to effectively pursue sponsorships.
The Forum Assessment Task Force reported that vendors are eager to sponsor Forum (or specific parts of it), but we don’t offer them the menu of options or ongoing relationship which would allow for that transaction. Other committees have also inquired about sponsorship for their products; to wit, Education (online CE), PPC (preconferences), and Membership (Happy Hour). Questions which have arisen include:
How do we coordinate and centralize outreach and plan our asks?
Who is the contact person for sponsors?
When, if ever, does it make sense for a volunteer to be a contact?
How do we honor vendors’ interest in an ongoing relationship - which requires a staff contact - while leveraging relationships and contacts that volunteers may have?
When multiple groups are pursuing sponsorship, how do we prevent oversaturating particular sponsors with asks?
How much does it actually cost for LITA to provide various things that others might wish to sponsor?
What potentially sponsorable things do we do, and which LITA groups work on them?
What can we give sponsors in exchange for their dollars?
Notwithstanding the above, what are we willing to provide? For example, possible tensions include:
Vendors’ interest in attendee lists and LITA’s interest in privacy.
Vendors’ interest in sponsored content and members’ potential discomfort with it
A sponsorship policy, to cover:
The procedure for soliciting sponsors;
What members & units are and are not empowered to do in sponsor negotiations;
Anything else that seems necessary, in the Task Force’s judgment.
A sponsor prospectus, which lays forth:
LITA events, items, etc. which may be sponsored (see the Context section for examples);
Dollar amounts required;
What the sponsor receives in return.
A list of our current known sponsor contacts.
A plan for assessing the success of this policy.
These should be delivered to the board.
The Task Force will commence by spring 2017 and run through Midwinter of 2018. It will present a preliminary report for feedback no later than the Board’s fall 2017 meeting, and submit its final report at least two weeks in advance of Midwinter 2018.
5-7 people, ideally including current or recent members of:
Forum Planning or Forum Assessment;
The Executive Director will be the staff liaison.