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Online Doc Wikipedia update

by Karen E. Brown on Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 10:44 am
in ALCTS PARS Program, Planning & Publications Committee (Preservation and Reformatting Section)

I've updated the Wikipedia entry on Preservation (Library and Archival Science), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preservation_(library_and_archival_science)#Education, with a citation and link to the Preservation Education Directory 10th Edition. 

Online Doc ALCTS member on IFLA ballot

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 10:39 am
in ALCTS

Please note that Heather Lea Moulaison is the ALCTS/ALA nominee for the IFLA Cataloguing Section for 2015-2019. If your institution is a member of this section, we encourage you to vote for Heather to represent us with IFLA. IFLA elections are open through May 13, 2015.

Online Doc Coding for Efficiencies in Cataloging and Metadata: an ALCTS preconference in San Francisco

by Julie Reese (staff) on Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 02:16 pm
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On Thursday, June 25, at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “Coding for Efficiencies in Cataloging and Metadata: Practical Applications of XML, XSLT, XQuery, and PyMarc for Library Data.”  This all day preconference, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., provides concrete examples and hands-on exercises for practical applications of coding with library data.   Register through the 2015 ALA Annual Conference website.

On Thursday, June 25, at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “Coding for Efficiencies in Cataloging and Metadata: Practical Applications of XML, XSLT, XQuery, and PyMarc for Library Data.”  This all day preconference, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., provides concrete examples and hands-on exercises for practical applications of coding with library data.   Register through the 2015 ALA Annual Conference website. The price to register is:  $219 for ALCTS members (use special code ALCTS2015); $269 ALA for members, $319 for non-members.  Event Code: ALC2

Session topics include:
•    XML and XSLT for streamlining and scaling up metadata and cataloging workflows;
•    RDF/XML for serializing MODS-RDF and BIBFRAME;
•    XQuery for extracting, manipulating, and constructing library metadata;
•    PyMARC for accessing and manipulating MARC records.

This preconference is intended for cataloging and metadata librarians or paraprofessionals and information science students having some familiarity with metadata creation and/or descriptive cataloging practices and at least one or two formats such as MARC, Dublin Core, MODS, METS or RDF. This preconference may also be useful for digital scholarship librarians and library technology staff. Sessions are oriented towards those who have some familiarity with the technologies covered, however it is not required.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a computer with XML-aware and Python software as well as questions for group discussion.  See the event page for complete instructions.

This preconference is presented by Timothy W. Cole, mathematics and digital content access librarian, University Library; Myung-Ja (“MJ”) Han, metadata librarian, University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; Christine Schwartz, metadata librarian and XML database administrator, Princeton Theological Seminary Library; Heidi Frank, electronic resources and special formats cataloging librarian, New York University Libraries, Knowledge Access & Resources Management Services.

For questions, contact Julie Reese in the ALCTS Office at jreese@ala.org or 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034.

This preconference was developed by the ALCTS Technical Services Workflows Efficiency Interest Group and is cosponsored by the LITA Program Planning Committee and Online Audiovisual Catalogers, Inc. (OLAC).

See the ALCTS conference web site for information about other ALCTS events, including preconferences on best practices for cataloging videos, real world linked data, cataloging special formats for children’s materials, and challenges with managing streaming media for academic libraries.

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.

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Online Doc ALCTS preconference on Real World Linked Data

by Julie Reese (staff) on Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 02:10 pm
in ALCTS

"Beyond the Looking Glass: Real World Linked Data. What Does It Take to Make It Work?," an Annual Conference preconference from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), explores ontology design and data modeling in the real world.  Join your colleagues from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 26, 2015 at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in San Francisco.  Register through the 2015 ALA Annual Conference website.

"Beyond the Looking Glass: Real World Linked Data. What Does It Take to Make It Work?," an Annual Conference preconference from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), explores ontology design and data modeling in the real world.  Join your colleagues from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 26, 2015 at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in San Francisco.  Register through the 2015 ALA Annual Conference website.

Too oft of late, discussions have focused on just the technology. An "It's COOL. Library is the last man to the party. Let's just DO IT already." mentality often leads the way. Until the rubber hits the funding road, and funders require results.  We need to equip library professionals with ontology design best practices in order to contribute to BIBFRAME discussions and other library domain ontology developments. Join us to learn about the people, processes, metrics and, yes, the technology needed to succeed.

This preconference is intended for non-IT library staff with a general understanding of linked data who are ready to engage further in learning and applying data modeling concepts that are central to using/creating linked data in a production environment. Some knowledge of XML and HTML will be assumed (although not required).

Speakers: Jean Godby, senior research scientist, OCLC; Jenn Riley, associate dean, digital initiatives, McGill University Library; Nannette Naught, vice president, strategy and implementation, Information Management Team (IMT), Inc.; Steven Folsom, discovery metadata librarian, Cornell University

Register through the ALA Annual Conference web site. Add the preconference to your conference registration, or register for the preconference alone.  The price of this full-day preconference is: $219 for ALCTS members (use special code ALCTS2015); $269 ALA for members, $319 for non-members.  Event Code: ALC1

See the ALCTS conference website for information about other ALCTS events, including preconferences on best practices for cataloging videos, cataloging special formats for children’s materials, coding for efficiencies for cataloging and metadata, and challenges with managing streaming media for academic libraries.

This preconference is sponsored by the ALCTS Cataloging and Metadata Management Section’s (CaMMS) Continuing Education Committee.

For questions, contact Julie Reese in the ALCTS Office at jreese@ala.org or 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034.

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.

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Online Doc Introductory Resources for Web Accessibility

by Adina Mulliken on Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 12:20 pm
in Universal Accessibility Interest Group (ACRL)

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Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) Repository- Libraries for Universal Accessibility

DeLancey, L. (2015). Assessing the accuracy of vendor-supplied accessibility documentation. Library Hi Tech, 33(1), 103-113. doi:10.1108/LHT-08-2014-0077

Haanperä, T., & Nieminen, M. (2013). Usability of web search interfaces for blind users - A review of digital academic library user interfacesin Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Applications and Services for Quality of Life Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 8011, 2013, pp 321-330.

Introductions to Web Accessibility:  

WebAIM Introduction to Web Accessibility

Access IT

Video clips of people using & explaining screen readers:

Accessibility: Introduction to the Screen Reader

Screen Readers and the Web 
"Learn relatively easy tips Web designers can use to increase access to the Web by a variety of users."

Automated accessibility checkers for webpages:

WAVE Accessibility Checker 
“WAVE is…  used to aid humans in the web accessibility evaluation process. Rather than providing a complex technical report, WAVE shows the original web page with embedded icons and indicators that reveal the accessibility of that page.”  People who do not have experience with web coding can share the results of the accessibility checker with IT staff.

WC3 list of web accessibility evaluation tools

Automated checker for readability:

The Readability Test Tool

Automated checkers for colorblindness accessibility:

Vischeck

Colorblind Webpage Filter

Adobe Captivate:

Accessibility FAQ

Libguides:

Formatting for Accessibility and Usability from University of Waterloo

Information about accessibility of databases and other vendor resources:

Ebook collections vendor accessibility

DeLancey, L. (2015). Assessing the accuracy of vendor-supplied accessibility documentation. Library Hi Tech, 33(1), 103-113. doi:10.1108/LHT-08-2014-0077

Haanperä, T., & Nieminen, M. (2013). Usability of web search interfaces for blind users - A review of digital academic library user interfacesin Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Applications and Services for Quality of Life Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 8011, 2013, pp 321-330.

JISC Academic Database Assessment Tool

Schmetzke, Axle.  Accessibility of Online Library Catalogs, Indexes and Databases, and Other Library/Information Resources. This is a bibliography that includes a section on “Research Studies” and a section on “Vendor provided information” but is not currently updated.

Schmetzke, Axle. Web access in the campus and library environment This is an extensive guide to resources but is not currently updated.

Screen Reading and Library Resources.  Suffolk University Library's list of accessible databases.

Tatomir, Jennifer and Joan C. Durrance. (2010) Overcoming the information gap: Measuring the accessibility of library databases to adaptive technology users. Library Hi Tech, 28 (4) 577 - 594

Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) Repository

Screen Reader User Guide for Library Databases:

Jaws Screen Reader User Guides for Library Databases from Penn State. 

Web Accessibility Technical Standards:

Section 508 Standards. § 1194.22 Web-based intranet and internet information and applications.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0

Policy on Web Accessibility:

Frequently Asked Questions About the June 29, 2010, Dear Colleague Letter
This is a joint letter from the US Department of Justice and the Office of Civil Rights

QUOTE: “Does the DCL [Dear Colleague Letter] apply to all school operations and all faculty and staff?
A: Yes. All school operations are subject to the nondiscrimination requirements of Section 504 and the ADA. Thus, all faculty and staff must comply with these requirements…. The law applies to all faculty and staff, not just a Section 504 or ADA coordinator or staff members designated to assist students with disabilities. All faculty and staff must comply with the nondiscrimination requirements of Section 504 and the ADA in their professional interactions with students, because these interactions are part of the operations of the school. So, for example, if an adjunct faculty member denies a student who is blind an equal opportunity to participate in a course by assigning inaccessible course content, the school can be held legally responsible for the faculty member’s actions. Therefore, schools should provide, and faculty and staff should participate in, professional development about accessibility and emerging technology, and about the role of faculty and staff in helping the school to comply with disability discrimination laws.”

Report of the ARL Joint Task Force on Services to Patrons with Print Disabilities (Nov. 2, 2012)

Advanced Notice of Public Rulemaking: “Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability; Accessibility of Web Information and Services of State and Local Government Entities and Public Accommodations” (July 2010)
Summary: This “ANPRM on web accessibility and DOJ settlements … in recent years indicate that DOJ is likely to derive its regulatory standards for web accessibility, whenever they are published, from the Rehabilitation Act Section 508 technology accessibility standards federal agencies and contractors must meet and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).”  (This summary is from an Educause blog)

Report of the Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities
This independent Commission was established by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.

QUOTES: “every postsecondary institution should offer a mandatory system-wide orientation for faculty, staff, teaching assistants and administrators concerning strategies for ensuring accessibility in all aspects of the education enterprise, including readings, courseware and instructional technology, assessments and instructor-made materials.” Page 79

“The transition to AIM [Accessible Instructional Materials] needs to be supported by training of students and support for students who are not adept in the use of digital technologies.” Page  52

Providenti, Michael and Robert Zai III. (2007). Web accessibility at academic libraries: standards, legislation, and enforcement. Library Hi Tech, 25 (4) 494.

Web Accessibility Resolutions Agreements and Settlements in Higher Education:

University of Cincinnati Resolution Agreement (December 8, 2014)

Youngstown State University Resolution Agreement (November, 2014)

University of Montana Accessibility Resolution Agreement (March 19, 2014)

Civil Rights Agreement Reached with South Carolina Technical College System on Accessibility of Websites to People with Disabilities (March 8, 2013)

Settlement Agreement Between the United States of America, Louisiana Tech University, and the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (July 23, 2013)

NFB and Penn State Accessibility Complaint Resolved (Oct 11, 2011) Summary from Educause.

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Online Doc EBSS Advisory Midwinter Meeting DRAFT Notes 2015

by Jennifer Harvey on Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 07:17 am
in ACRL EBSS Advisory Council (Education and Behavioral Sciences Section)

ALA / EBSS Committee Meeting Notes

 Date: Monday, February 23, 2015

 Committee name: EBSS Advisory

 Name of person submitting meeting notes: Dana Peterman

ALA / EBSS Committee Meeting Notes

 Date: Monday, February 23, 2015

 Committee name: EBSS Advisory

 Name of person submitting meeting notes: Dana Peterman

 Members and Guests present:  Dana Peterman, Judy Walker, Deborah Schaeffer, Rachel E. Cannady, Mary Feeney Chimene  Elise Tucker,  Scott Collard, Rebecca C. Murphey, Joyce Garczynski,  Ann Medaille, Christina Cicchetti, Tiffany Baglier, Elena Soltau, Katherine Farmer, Jennifer J. Elder, Faith Steele, Deborah B. Gaspar, Maria Ann Jules, Marilia Antunez, Scott Walter, Irene M. H. Herold, Jennifer Harvey

 

Excused: Bernadette Lear, Brian Quinn, Jill Morningstar

 

Time and Place Convened:  10:00 am to 11:30 am, US/Pacific ; Virtual meeting via ReadyTalk and Google Doc.

 

Convener: Dana Peterman

 

  1. Approval of Agenda. Approved
  2. Minutes: Approved the June 28, EBSS Advisory Council minutes.
  3. Meeting ACRL Presidential Candidates Scott Walter and Irene Herold

On March 17, there is a live virtual forum coming up for both candidates using Adobe Connect (see http://www.acrl.ala.org/acrlinsider/archives/9976 for details) . In addition, there is a College & Research Libraries News article that details their backgrounds (Scott Walter and Irene M. H. Herold ACRL candidates for 2015: A look at who’s running for office Coll. res. libr. news January 2015 76:34-38). Both candidates urged all members to vote.

Herold

EBSS should be her home because her undergraduate degree was in English with a Behavioral Science concentration (5 credits short of a second degree in anthropology), and a secondary teaching certification. She taught in the public schools for almost a decade before becoming a librarian.  To provide an introduction beyond what is available in the January and February C&RL News articles, Herold focused her remarks on her background in leadership and leadership development: creating, leading, studying and she wrote several articles, book chapters, and has a forthcoming book on it. Moved through college libraries to current position in an ARL member library. Herold got her PhD in Managerial Leadership in the Information Professions from Simmons. 

Walter

Walter started his association with ALA through EBSS. As chair of EBSS, he created the Higher Education and Communications Studies committees. His Higher Education connection has continued. Walter was Education librarian at Washington State University,where he got his PhD, which focused on Higher Education and Library Science. He prefers to listen to everyone else rather than to himself, then ask questions. The biggest question he has heard has concerned value, not the value of libraries, but of what ACRL brings to its members. How is the value of membership maximized via ACRL resources and networks while moving broader agendas forward? Walter sees librarians attention divided and that they have competing priorities for limited resources. How does one create an engaged membership under these conditions?

 

Questions from EBSS Advisory Council Members:

 

Scott Collard:

How you would make new members feel comfortable taking leadership roles, especially because it’s getting harder to fill slates?

 

Walter

Walter responds that issue is not unique to EBSS. Wants to do work to get people engaged at critical points in time at beginning, middle, or senior career.

 

Herold

Herold responds that this is a member-driven, member-engaged organization. Wants us to know that ACRL has increased by 500 this year. Usually in a “bounce” year, you’ll see membership rise. She wants people to know that sections are not limited to advertising through their only email list. In addition, ACRL does not limit the number of sections to which you may belong. The chairs of the committees, etc. should be talking to the following generation. Think about folks from other sections whose interests might cross with our own.

 

Chimene Tucker:

[There are 3 areas required for promotion and tenure for faculty status librarians: research, publication and service. Service is usually taken to mean service to the profession or university] Over time a faculty librarian can experience a change in career focus from that of associations to contributions to his or her university. How can ACRL remain relevant for promotion and tenure when that happens?

 

Herold

ACRL is currently reviewing its recommendations on promotion and tenure standards for academic librarians. Thinks that this document supports those seeking promotion and tenure showing service in ACRL is of value for members' service requirements.  Herold also commented that the information framework is another area of engagement for members to interconnect with ACRL.

 

 

Walter

It’s clear that this is the mid-career problem. ACRL can’t control what aspects of work are prioritized on your campus, but it can look at career arcs in a more thoughtful way and see what’s needed at each phase of a librarian’s career. ACRL can create a targeted effort to work on strengths at each phase of a career. Secondly, it can promote among library leadership that the senior leadership view the association as having value. If senior leadership is supportive, then it has an impact on the decisions that people make.    

4.  Officer Reports

a.      Chair - Dana Peterman :  Executive Committee has met and decided to create an Education Committee (to be formed at Annual), and to change the name of the Distinguished EBSS Librarian Award committee to EBSS Librarian Award Committee.

EBSS funded 2 scholars for ACRL in Portland, Silvia Vong (Collaborative Learning Librarian, University of St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto) and Kimberly Miller (Research and Instruction Librarian, Albert S. Cook Library, Towson University).

As a duty of the Chair, Dana has placed requests for meetings at Annual to ALA and they have been scheduled. Twelve committees will meet during the All-Committees (Consolidated)  meetings time slots (9:15AM to 10:45AM and report out and wrap up to 11:15AM) with the new committee, Education, being formed at that time. There are four meetings outside the regular schedule including: Advisory; Social Work/Social Welfare; Conference Program Planning--Orlando, 2016; Curriculum Materials; Executive. The Nominating committee will not meet during Annual. The program, Boots on the Ground: Making Academic Libraries Work for Veterans, an update on ERIC, and the Research Poster Forum have also been scheduled.  New chairs and leaders will meet at 8:30AM during the All-Committees meeting (aka Consolidated) time slot. The orientation meeting will not overlap with any other EBSS meeting.

b.     Vice Chair - Bernadette A. Lear (Excused) - Dana Peterman reporting: Bernadette has been working with the appointments for all committees.  After speaking with chairs from all of  the EBSS committees, Bernadette learned that there is interest in a new committee focused on education. Committee leadership (Executive) discussed the creation the new committee, which will be called Education and which will take shape at Annual.  In her communications with committee chairs, Bernadette emphasized that they have the power to create programs and products and that they should feel empowered to do what is needed for the committee.  Dana reminded chairs that they can seek assistance from anyone in a leadership position within EBSS. 

c.      Past Chair - Scott Collard: He is working on updating the EBSS manual and on his presentation and orientation for new EBBS leaders at Annual. The orientation for new leaders will take place on Saturday, June 27 from 8:30AM to 9:15AM in the room where All-Committees (Consolidated)  meetings take place.  ACTION: email Scott about what you wish you knew before you became a leader.

d.     Secretary - Elena Soltau: (ACTION: send questions and suggestions to Elena, newly appointed Secretary after Merrie’s resignation)

e.      Members At-Large - Mary Feeney with Jennifer Harvey: They had virtual discussion assessing pre-teacher literacy skills.  They were 30 participants and they received feedback from 4. They will have a new topic in mid-April, possibly on implementing the New Frameworks for Information Literacy. Thanks to Ann and Joyce for helping them to find speakers. They are currently planning the Dutch Treat for Annual

5.  Committee Reports (Note: If you cannot attend, please send your committee reports directly to Dana Peterman at dpeterma@uci.edu and cc Elena Soltau at soltau@nova.edu)

  • Communication Studies - Joyce Garczynski:  The Communication Studies Committee has begun to gather journalism students’ and practitioners’ research “stuck places” in an effort to modify journalism information literacy standards to fit with the new Framework. Also the committee has begun to plan the 2015 media tour during ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco. It looks like the tour will include Twitter and the committee is waiting for the company to firm up the schedule before the committee begins to publicizing it.
  • Conference Program Planning - Dana Peterman: Both speakers, Jared Hoppenfeld and Ed Tinoco, have been confirmed.  The program, Boots on the Ground: Making Academic Libraries Work for Veterans,  is about veteran services offered in libraries and is scheduled for Saturday, June 27 from 1 to 2:30PM (followed 30 minutes later by the Research Poster Forum).  Jared is looking at a national program and Ed, who is a veteran, will review his environmental scan of services offered to veterans in academic institutions. 
  • Curriculum Materials - Faith Steele  - The Midwinter meeting took place on February 2. They are revising the Curriculum Materials Center (CMC) guides. They have a first draft and will finalize it during Annual. In addition, they have some other projects in the queue. They will be meeting at Annual on Sunday, June 28 from 8:30AM to 10AM, where will finalize the CMC guidelines.
  • Curriculum Materials Ad Hoc - Judy Walker: The committee is in the final stages of publishing the Curriculum Materials Directory and will be done after ACRL, most likely in April or May. The Directory will be going into a repository at University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  ACTION: email committee if interested in involvement.
  • Distinguished EBSS Librarian Award - Elena Soltau: The committee met December 12. Discussed candidates but never got a response from Wiley about their continued sponsorship. Did not get candidates that fit the criteria for the award this year.  Committee chose to abstain from selecting a winner for 2015.  Dana Peterman said the committee’s name is changing and removing “distinguished” along with the money.
  • Electronic Resources in Communication Studies - Chimene Tucker: The committee met the last week in January. The committee question the purpose of “electronic” in its title and if it were more productively a part of the Communication Studies committee. The was not sure what it meant be called Electronic Resources in the 21st century. Tucker is wondering if the committee has a useful purpose. Dana Peterman said that if the committee had any suggestions to revise their charge, to please send them to him.  Mary Feeney wondered if it should be called a Resources committee. Joyce Garczynski thought that having two committees for communication studies was useful for the section. Peterman suggested considering altering their charge to focus on projects and/or programs.  Garczynski proposed a discussion at Annual. ACTION: Chemene Tucker will inquire of the committee how they might envision a new charge and/or a new name and email their suggestions to him and Bernadette during Annual or by email.
  • ERIC Users - Katherine Farmer co-chair with Tiffany Baglier had a meeting on Friday, February 27, 2015 w/ERIC.  ERIC presentation is scheduled at Annual for Sunday at 1PM and will be providing updates on new things they are doing.  Re-examining its selection policy and how to get peer review beyond just journals. Will hopefully have a draft doc available for comment before Annual. Working on Thesaurus changes. Will be doing 15 topic summaries to help freshmen and/or sophomores delving into topics in education. Working with NIH to export citations from ERIC apart from what can do from a db provider. Implementing public access policy. Taking hour-long video created in 2014 and turn it into 5 minute blurbs. As a cttee. decided that will develop a ERIC toolkit or primer and make it available on the EBSS website.
  • Higher Education - Debbie Gaspar. - The committee met on February 17th for its Midwinter meeting.  The committee will present a round table in Portland at ACRL on outreach and meeting the needs of adjunct faculty. This session grew out of a session from Vegas conversation. Using the roundtable as a fact finding session on how to work with adjunct faculty, what are their needs, and how to communicate with them.  The committee wants follow up its survey using Qualtrics, online survey software, by sending it out to EBSS members. When asked about end product or goal, the committee said that it would explore IRB thru their institutions regarding research and publishing opportunities. 
  • Instruction for Educators - Ann Medaille: Was in the meeting earlier, but had to leave before giving the committee report.  ACTION: Contact Chair. From email to Dana Peterman and Elena Soltau sent on March 5, 2015: “The Instruction for Educators Committee is working on a library guide that contains a variety of instructional content that will be linked to the Information Literacy Standards for Teacher and Education as well as the new IL Framework. The committee anticipates that when it is completed, education librarians will be able to copy instructional content from the library guide into their own guides as needed. The committee is keeping a close eye on the developments occurring with the new Framework and are considering ways to find connections between the new Framework and the teacher education standards.” 
  • Membership and Orientation - Have 8 members on the committee. They are working on the Facebook page and organizing information. Started up a calendar. Discussing informal mentoring programing and making as flexible as possible. Working on a draft in Google Doc. Wants to connect w/Members at Large on social or if another committee is working on this, please contact them.. Numbers are slightly lower than they were during the past ACRL. Their statistics have remained stable.  They have not dropped nor increased dramatically (14 members reinstated and 37 members who dropped). Scott mentions that the ACRL bump might not occur until after ACRL 2015. Scott and DP mention that it’s usually coordinated w/Members at Large.
  • Nominating - Deborah Schaeffer:  Thanked her committee members for helping out. Jill Morningstar and Chimene Tucker are running for Member-at-Large, Kaya Van Beynen is running for Vice-chair/Chair-elect, and Ericka Arvidson Raber and Samantha Godbey for Secretary. Deborah is excited about these candidates and what they have been able to accomplish.
  • Online Learning Research - Rachel Cannady and Rebecca Murphey co-chairs: Final stages of putting together article. Committee met on Jan 28 and putting finishing touches on article by Annual. Committee is looking for a new chair.
  • Psychology - Jennifer Elder (submitted by email): Midwinter Virtual Meeting took place on February 28, 2015.  At that Meeting, the Psychology Committee received an update on the Instruction Practices of Psychology Librarians Survey Project that is being led by committee member, Mike Mungin. The committee also discussed the migration of the Resources for Psychology Librarians pages from the now-defunct ACRL wiki to PBworks and took nominations for the 2015-2016 committee chair.
  • Publications and Communications - Nancy DuPree not available ACTION: Elena will email Nancy for a report. Midwinter meeting had not taken place as of this meeting.
  • Reference Sources and Services - Christina Cicchetti co-chair with Katelyn Angell:  The Midwinter meeting will take place soon.  The agenda will include a discussion regarding the two wikis sites that the committee maintains on ALA’s platform - the Toolbox and the Social Science Directory. The committee would like to get usage statistics to find out how useful the tools are. ACTION: Christina or Katelyn will contact Megan Griffin to see if they can get usage statistics for the Toolbox and Social Science Directory.
  •  Research Committee - Jill Morningstar (excused and read in from a previous report at Executive by Dana) : The committee received six proposals, down from nine last year, but it is being more strict about the kinds of research it accepts. The committee will probably accept three or four proposals. The chair will send out an email to the committee later today with the proposals to review using a previously agreed upon rubric. The committee will meet virtually sometime in the next two weeks to determine who will present at Annual. The committee will notify presenters before the end of early bird registration on March 16. Volunteers for the Research Poster Forum have been determined for Annual, so the committee only needs to identify presenters for the Forum, which is scheduled for Saturday, June 27 from 3-4:30PM. Yu-Hui will work with APA on catering.
  • Scholarly Communication - Brian Quinn (submitted by email): The EBSS Scholarly Communication Committee is working collaboratively with members of ACRL/STS (Science and Technology Section) and ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education) on a joint survey of scholarly communication needs and interests of our members. The committee had been working on the questions to be included in the survey and it is now in final form. Julie Speer at Virginia Tech is the PI (Principal Investigator), and she has submitted the survey to the Virginia Tech IRB (Institutional Review Board) for approval. There have been some technical problems with the Co-PIs gaining access to the Virginia Tech IRB website, which is making the approval process take longer than usual. At the Scholarly Communication Midwinter meeting, committee members reviewed the survey and discussed how best to distribute it once it is approved. Some of the suggestions by committee members include: creating a relatively brief window for response, releasing the survey toward the start of the semester, use the EBSS listserv and distribution by EBSS committee chairs to their committees as possible venues, consider using social media such as Facebook, announce the survey early in the week, and send follow-up email reminders on different days of the week. During the meeting, the committee also discussed its charge and concluded that it is well-articulated and does not need to be revised. The committee also discussed possible future projects, including collaborating with other EBSS committees on a webinar or a Hot Topics session for scholarly communication issues.
  • Social Work/Social Welfare - (not met for Midwinter. will be meeting later) ACTION: Elena will follow up for a report from Laura Koltutsky, the chair .

 

5.     Other Business - No other business

 

Time Adjourned: 11:22AM

 

                        Action items:

  • All members of Advisory email Scott Collard about what you wish you knew before you became a leader so that he can add it to the presentation for new leaders at Annual.
  • Reference Sources and Services co-chairs Christina Cicchetti and Katelyn Angell will email Megan Griffin to obtain usage statistics for the the Toolbox and the Social Science Directory to see if there is value in continuing to update the products.
  • Email the Curriculum Materials Ad Hoc committee if you have collections that you believe are not included in the directory.
  • Dana Peterman will contact the chair of the Instruction for Educators committee, Ann Medaille, for its report to add to these notes. DONE
  • Elena Soltau will contact Nancy DuPree for a report of the Publications committee midwinter meeting.
  • Elena Soltau will contact Laura Koltutsky for a report of the Social Work/Social Welfare committee midwinter meeting.
  • Chemene Tucker will inquire of the Electronic Resources in Communication Studies how it might envision a new charge and/or a new name and email their suggestions to him and Bernadette either during Annual, or ahead of Annual by email.
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