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by Cinthya Ippoliti-MD on Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 12:10 pm
in RUSA RSS Management of Reference (Reference Services Section)

Use this as a landing page for uploading minutes.  Simply click on the Edit tab, then scroll down to Add File Attachments (below).  We will collect minutes here.

 

Online Doc Minutes of the Meeting - Annual 2014 - ACRL STS Science Resources

by Larayne Dallas on Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 02:30 pm
in ACRL STS Science Resources: Discovery & Access Committee (Science and Technology Section)

American Library Association

Association of College and Research Libraries

Science and Technology Section

Science Resources: Discovery & Access Committee

Minutes of the Meeting

Held as part of the STS All-Committees Meeting at the 2014 Annual Conference in Las Vegas

Saturday, 28 June 2014

8:30 am - 10:00 am

American Library Association

Association of College and Research Libraries

Science and Technology Section

Science Resources: Discovery & Access Committee

Minutes of the Meeting

Held as part of the STS All-Committees Meeting at the 2014 Annual Conference in Las Vegas

Saturday, 28 June 2014

8:30 am - 10:00 am

LVH (Las Vegas Hotel) - Pavilion 09

  

 

Members Present: Jennifer W. Roach (in-coming co-chair), Larayne J. Dallas (co-chair and recorder)

 

Guests: (in-coming member) Angela Davis, Ken Lin, Alana Verminski, Ibi (Ronke) Lawal

 

Members not able to attend: Sandra Barclay, Laura L. Barnes, Khue D. Duong, Betty Landesman (co-chair), Carolyn Rauber, Amanda L. Whitmire

 

Committee charge: To provide a forum for exchange of information relating to discovery of and access to science and technology resources. Serve as a channel/clearinghouse to identify concerns, problems, issues, trends, standards, and best practices. Propose projects and present them to the appropriate STS Committees.

 

Agenda topics:                                                      

  1. Introductions                                                             
  2. Updates from STS Council                                        
  3. Committee webpages and work promised                 
  4. Still trying to find next projects                                 
  5. Assignments to members                                           
  6. Next meeting/Midwinter planning                             
  7. Other topics?                                                              
  8. Adjourn                                                                      

 

Meeting Summary:

Attendance and Introductions: Members were disappointed that a lack of Internet access kept Amanda Whitmire from participating in the meeting (via FaceTime).  It was great to have in attendance in-coming member Angela Davis and three visitors, Ken Lin, Alana Verminski, and Ibi (Ronke) Lawal.

 

Updates from STS Council: Larayne noted a few topics from the Council discussion of the night before.  These included a reminder of the hearing at the conference on ACRL’s Information Literacy guidelines and a focus at the 2015 ACRL Conference on data management.  Also, members of each committee were asked to consider and report back their answer to this question: Does the committee need to meet face-to-face?  The conclusion was that this committee does not require face-to-face meetings, though we value face-to-face discussion. 

 

Web Pages and Promised Work: This part of the discussion concerned a status report from Larayne.  Members had previously determined that meeting minutes (from past years) should be copied from ALA Connect to the committee’s web pages.  Larayne said that she had not forgotten her promise to make that request.

 

Committee Projects: Committee members were looking for a good project.  For several months after the Midwinter (virtual) meeting, members attempted to form a project around the topic of encouraging and facilitating access to data sets.  Members learned from the effort but did not find a project to pursue.  Larayne reported on a pre-Annual conference call with Betty Landesman (committee co-chair) and Matt Marsteller (Chair of STS).  Hearing about discouragement on the committee, Matt had encouraged cooperative efforts with other STS groups. 

 

In discussing new work for the committee, these topics were mentioned:

Updating a guide previously produced by the committee

Advocating for improved interfaces for databases

Setting best practices

Working with other STS groups:

-ACLR/STS Scholarly Communications Committee

-ACRL/STS Publisher/Vendor Relations Discussion Group

-ACRL/STS Information Literacy Committee

Problematic open access providers

Integration with discovery services products

Setting long-term and short-term goals for discovery improvement.

Known problem-societies; that is, societies whose services fall below expected norms

Working around issues with publishers

Rewarding the better publishers

Identifying barriers to discovery and access was agreed upon as the topic to explore.  Jennifer proposed creating a Google Doc to collect the list of barriers.  The next step would be to group these to find themes and then to identify a group with which to work.  We also agreed on the need for a virtual meeting in the fall. 

 

Assignments and next meetings.  Jennifer agreed to create the Google doc and to invite contributions from participants, including the meeting guests and out-going members.  The plan was to set mid-August as the deadline for input.  Larayne would be responsible for arranging a virtual meeting in mid-September.  Members agreed to hold a Midwinter on-site meeting for those attending the conference.

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Online Doc 2015 ALA Annual Conference Program Planning : ALA Annual 2014 Minutes

by Jason Kovari on Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 02:04 pm
in ACRL RBMS Conference Program Planning — San Francisco, 2015 Committee (Rare Books and Manuscripts Section)

2015 ALA Annual Conference Program Planning (San Francisco, CA)
Sunday, 2014 June 29, 10:30­-11:30am
Bally's ­ Bronze 3 (Las Vegas, NV)

Attendees:
Jason Kovari (Chair -­ Cornell University), Shannon Supple (William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA), Danielle Culpepper (Rare Book School), Laura Micham (Duke University), Arvid Nelsen (University of Minnesota), Katharine Chandler (Free Library of Philadelphia), Henry Raine (New­York Historical Society), Susan Walker (Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University)

Call to Order: 10:32am

2015 ALA Annual Conference Program Planning (San Francisco, CA)
Sunday, 2014 June 29, 10:30­-11:30am
Bally's ­ Bronze 3 (Las Vegas, NV)

Attendees:
Jason Kovari (Chair -­ Cornell University), Shannon Supple (William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA), Danielle Culpepper (Rare Book School), Laura Micham (Duke University), Arvid Nelsen (University of Minnesota), Katharine Chandler (Free Library of Philadelphia), Henry Raine (New­York Historical Society), Susan Walker (Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University)

Call to Order: 10:32am

Introductions

Discussion of broad themes:

Public engagement
Special collections materials pushed to the general public both at a local/community level but also special collections materials in the greater public realm. Would be particularly interesting to engage with public librarians as part of this discussion

Diversity
Crucial to include in the programming; engagement between special collections and native communities; or including communities important to the development of San Francisco, e.g.: the LGBT community or the Chinese immigrant community.

Special collections in broader contexts
The proliferation of special collections materials in the digital realm creates higher accessibility of content to authors, journalists, publishers, non­traditional data users and mixers of all types

Special Collections in popular media
Focusing attention on special collections materials in popular media and mass­market communication; ‘popular’ writing activity outside the traditional academic realm, moving special collections materials into broader cultural spaces.

Potential speakers:
Initial list of potential speakers has been compiled; however, individuals have yet to be contacted

Next steps:
Finalize proposal and contact co­sponsors prior to proposal deadline to ACRL : 2014.09.01

Meeting adjourned: 11:30am

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Online Doc ASCLA Division Councilor: Responsibilities

by Susan Hornung-IL (staff) on Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 07:28 pm
in ASCLA Nominating Committee (Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies)

Responsibilities and travel required for the ASCLA Division Councilor.

Travel required:

  • ASCLA Board Meetings, Midwinter Conference, January
  • ASCLA Board Meetings, Annual Conference, June
  • Fall Leadership and Executive Committee meeting, October
  • ALA Council Meetings at Conferences

See attached for more information.

Online Doc ASCLA Secretary, Responsibilities

by Susan Hornung-IL (staff) on Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 07:27 pm
in ASCLA Nominating Committee (Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies)

Responsibilities and travel required of the the ASCLA Secretary:

Travel required:

  • Board meetings, Midwinter Conference, January
  • Board meetings, Annual Conference, June
  • Fall Leadership and Executive Committee meeting, October

See attached document for more information.

Online Doc Instructions for ASCLA Nominating Committee, 2015

by Susan Hornung-IL (staff) on Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 06:58 pm
in ASCLA Nominating Committee (Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies)

Overview of repsonsibilities of ASCLA nominating committee members.

Online Doc ASCLA President-Elect Overview of Responsibilities, FY2016

by Susan Hornung-IL (staff) on Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 06:47 pm
in ASCLA Nominating Committee (Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies)

Share this with potential candidates for the ASCLA president-elect position. Remember to tell the candidates that it is a 3 year commitment: President-elect, President, and Past-President.

Online Doc Nominee Spreadsheet, 2015, ASCLA

by Susan Hornung-IL (staff) on Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 06:38 pm
in ASCLA Nominating Committee (Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies)

Use this spreadsheet to record nominees. When finalized, send to shornung@ala.org.

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