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ALSC Distinguished Service Award (Association for Library Services to Children)

Online Doc DSA quarterly report 12.15.17

by Mary Fellows on Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 02:26 pm

 

Reporting Period*:

December 15

Name of Committee or Task Force*:

Distinguished Service Award

Priority Group Area *:

Professional Awards & Scholarships (PGC III)

Current Chair*:

 

Reporting Period*:

December 15

Name of Committee or Task Force*:

Distinguished Service Award

Priority Group Area *:

Professional Awards & Scholarships (PGC III)

Current Chair*:

Mary Fellows

Chair's Email*:

maryalsc@gmail.com

Incoming Chair (if known):

 

Committee Members (names only)*:

Jennifer Knight
Maria Gentle
Diane Foote
John Scott

Per the Division Leadership Manual, the committee is expected to annually review its function statement to ensure the charge meets the responsibilities of the priority group area, recent changes to the professional environment, and facilitates the implementation of the ALSC Strategic Plan. When did you last review it with your committee? Note: Recommendations for changes should be submitted to Organization & Bylaws. :

December 15 Reporting Period

Summarize work accomplished, decisions reached, and follow-up action needed (objectives, timetable, and assignments) since your last report. Please remember not to include confidential or sensitive information.*:

Continued to encourage nominations, considered nominations, and selected awardee.

The Awards and Notab.../Diversity & Inclusion:

 

The Awards and Notab.../Advocacy:

 

The Awards and Notab.../Learning & Development:

 

Please describe activities you would like to pursue for future education topics, publications, or online resources (such as toolkits) to be developed based on the committee’s work? What are the next steps you have set to accomplish this? What assistance do you need in taking this forward? Please be as detailed as possible.:

After reviewing the nominations, I expressed the wish that other members could see - without specifics - the varied paths to distinguished service. Perhaps a CAL article might be useful.

If you could recommend a research topic, pertaining to the realm of your committee’s work, to an academic colleague, what would you request s/he research and why? (In other words, what gaps in research do you see in this particular area so that ALSC can share with the Association for Library and Information Science Educators and/or help develop ALSC's own research agenda?):

 

When you communicate electronically, how are you preserving the work of the committee for the next committee?*:

Saving emails in folder to forward to next chair.

Has the committee recently reviewed its most recent procedural manual?*:

Yes

If yes, are there any points that need to be added, deleted, or clarified? Have you come across a new example that your recommend be added to the Expanded Definitions and Examples section? If so, please report here briefly the sections you will be editing; make your recommendations with Track Changes directly in a Word document version of the manual, and forward it to your PGC, Awards Coordinator, and Executive Director.:

Yes. The voting process, the ability for committee members to nominate candidates, and the issue of letter of support.

Are there changes to the committee’s definitions, procedures or process you’d like to bring before the ALSC Board? Please consult with your PGC on next steps, and whether you should submit a Board Action request form. *:

No

 

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2018 (Theodor Seuss) Geisel Award Committee (Association for Library Service to Children)

Online Doc 2018 Geisel Award Committee Quarterly Report December 2017

by Sandra Imdieke on Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 12:13 pm

 

 

Reporting Period*: December 15
Name of Committee or Task Force*: 2018 Geisel Award Committee
Priority Group Area *: Book & Media Awards (PGC V)
Current Chair*: Sandra Imdieke
Chair's Email*: simdieke@nmu.edu
Incoming Chair (if known):  
Committee Members (names only)*: Committee Members (names only)*: Meagan Albright
Kate Capps
Renee M. Christiansen
Rachee Fagg
Sylvie Juliet Shaffer
Joy Feldman
Per the Division Leadership Manual, the committee is expected to annually review its function statement to ensure the charge meets the responsibilities of the priority group area, recent changes to the professional environment, and facilitates the implementation of the ALSC Strategic Plan. When did you last review it with your committee? Note: Recommendations for changes should be submitted to Organization & Bylaws. : September 15 Reporting Period
Summarize work accomplished, decisions reached, and follow-up action needed (objectives, timetable, and assignments) since your last report. Please remember not to include confidential or sensitive information.*: Members are reviewing and evaluating titles for the award. The chair has compiled the suggestions anonymously in a document which has been returned to committee members, and the nomination process has begun. The committee is preparing for our selection meetings at MW.
The Awards and Notab.../Diversity & Inclusion:  
The Awards and Notab.../Advocacy:  
The Awards and Notab.../Learning & Development:  
Please describe activities you would like to pursue for future education topics, publications, or online resources (such as toolkits) to be developed based on the committee’s work? What are the next steps you have set to accomplish this? What assistance do you need in taking this forward? Please be as detailed as possible.:  
If you could recommend a research topic, pertaining to the realm of your committee’s work, to an academic colleague, what would you request s/he research and why? (In other words, what gaps in research do you see in this particular area so that ALSC can share with the Association for Library and Information Science Educators and/or help develop ALSC's own research agenda?):  
When you communicate electronically, how are you preserving the work of the committee for the next committee?*: Saving emails in folder to forward to next chair.
Has the committee recently reviewed its most recent procedural manual?*: No
If yes, are there any points that need to be added, deleted, or clarified? Have you come across a new example that your recommend be added to the Expanded Definitions and Examples section? If so, please report here briefly the sections you will be editing; make your recommendations with Track Changes directly in a Word document version of the manual, and forward it to your PGC, Awards Coordinator, and Executive Director.:  
Are there changes to the committee’s definitions, procedures or process you’d like to bring before the ALSC Board? Please consult with your PGC on next steps, and whether you should submit a Board Action request form. *: No

 

 

 

 

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RUSA Interest Group: Financial Literacy

Online Doc Resources discussed in RUSA Financial Literacy Interest Group Online Discussions 2017

by Lauren Reiter on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 01:24 pm

General/Research

General/Research

Programming/Marketing

Educational Resources on General and Specific Personal Finance Topics

Collection Development

Partnerships

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Universal Accessibility Interest Group (ACRL)

Online Doc Introductory Resources for Web Accessibility

by Adina Mulliken on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 12:12 pm

*NEW TO THIS PAGE*

Accessible Instructional Materials and the Siskiyou Joint Community College District Settlement (November 20, 2016)

Miami University Agrees to Overhaul Critical Technologies to Settle Disability Discrimination Lawsuit (October 17, 2016)

Riley-Huff, D.A. (2015). Supporting Web Accessibility Through Rich Internet Applications: Insights for Libraries, in Anne Woodsworth , W. David Penniman (ed.) Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities and the Inclusive Future of Libraries (Advances in Librarianship, 40) Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Walker, W., & Keenan, T. (2015). Do You Hear What I See? Assessing Accessibility of Digital Commons and CONTENTdm. Journal Of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 27(2), 69-87.


Laitano, M.I. (2015). Web Accessibility in the Argentine Public University Space. Revista española de Documentación Científica38(1), e079.
 
Yoon, K., Hulscher, L. & Dols, R. (2016). Accessibility and Diversity in Library and Information Science: Inclusive Information Architecture for Library Websites. The Library Quarterly. 86 (2), 213-229.

Blechner, A.J. (2015). Improving Usability of Legal Research Databases for Users with Print Disabilities. Legal Reference Services Quarterly. 34(2), 138-175. doi:10.1080/0270319X.2015.1048647

 

Introductions to Web Accessibility:  

WebAIM Introduction to Web Accessibility

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

Blecher, A.J. (2015). Improving Usability of Legal Research Databases for Users with Print Disabilities. Legal Reference Services Quarterly. 34(2), 138-175. doi:10.1080/0270319X.2015.1048647

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.

Riley-Huff, D.A. (2015). Supporting Web Accessibility Through Rich Internet Applications: Insights for Libraries, in Anne Woodsworth , W. David Penniman (ed.) Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities and the Inclusive Future of Libraries (Advances in Librarianship, 40) Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Schmetzke, Axel.  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, Axel. 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

Walker, W., & Keenan, T. (2015). Do You Hear What I See? Assessing Accessibility of Digital Commons and CONTENTdm. Journal Of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 27(2), 69-87.

Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) Repository

Accessibility of Library Websites:

Laitano, M.I. (2015). Web Accessibility in the Argentine Public University Space. Revista española de Documentación Científica38(1), e079.
 
Yoon, K., Hulscher, L. & Dols, R. (2016). Accessibility and Diversity in Library and Information Science: Inclusive Information Architecture for Library Websites. The Library Quarterly. 86 (2), 213-229.

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, Settlements and Lawsuits in Higher Education:

Accessible Instructional Materials and the Siskiyou Joint Community College District Settlement (November 20, 2016)

Miami University Agrees to Overhaul Critical Technologies to Settle Disability Discrimination Lawsuit (October 17, 2016)

Harvard and MIT are Sued Over Lack of Closed Captions. (February 12, 2015) article from New York Times.

University of Cincinnati Resolution Agreement [pdf] (December 8, 2014)

Youngstown State University Resolution Agreement [pdf] (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)

Settlement between Penn State University and National Federation of the Blind," (2011)

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ALSC Quicklists Consulting Committee (Association for Library Services to Children)

Online Doc ALSC Quicklists 2017-2018 September 15th Quarterly Report

by Rachel Fryd on Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 02:48 pm

ALSC Quicklists 2017/2018 Quarterly Report

 

Reporting Period*:

September 15

Name of Committee or Task Force*:

Quicklists Consulting Committee

Priority Group Area *:

Partnershps (PGC VI)

Current Chair(s)*:

ALSC Quicklists 2017/2018 Quarterly Report

 

Reporting Period*:

September 15

Name of Committee or Task Force*:

Quicklists Consulting Committee

Priority Group Area *:

Partnershps (PGC VI)

Current Chair(s)*:

Rachel Fryd & Kimberly Grad

Chair's Email*:

frydr@freelibrary.org

Co-Chair's email (if applicable):

kgrad@bklynlibrary.org

Incoming Chair (if known):

 

Committee/Task Force Members (names only (no dates), separate by comma, do not include chair)*:

Marybeth Kozikowski, Jessica Agudelo, Jackie Cassidy, Amanda Choi, Julie Crabb, Ms. Erica Dean Glenn, Ms. Elise DeGuiseppi, Susan Dunn, Mrs. Andrea Erickson, Ms. Angela Frederick, Mr. Eric Gomez, Marion Estelle Rocco, Katya Schapiro, Mrs. Mariela Siegert
(Ann Crewdson has been asked to fill a vacancy on the 2018 Newbery Committee). She will resume work with Quicklists after Midwinter 2018).

Per the Division Leadership Manual, the committee is expected to annually review its function statement to ensure the charge meets the responsibilities of the priority group area, recent changes to the professional environment, and facilitates the implementation of the ALSC Strategic Plan. When did you last review it with your committee? Note: Recommendations for changes should be submitted to Organization & Bylaws. :

September 15 Reporting Period

Summarize work accomplished, decisions reached, and follow-up action needed (objectives, timetable, and assignments) since your last report. Please remember not to include confidential or sensitive information.*:

Completed committee introductions, have begun work on our first list - Building STEAM with Dia, and have shared calendar of deadlines with committee:
(Note that targeted lists below are scheduled to allow for response to unanticipated timely assignments).

September 1, 2017-October 13, 2017
Building STEAM with Día Booklists
Birth – Grade 8, STEAM and culturally diverse titles coordinated with ALSC’s Día Initiative

November 6, 2017-November 27, 2017
Graphic Novels
Kindergarten - Grade 8

January 2, 2018-February 16, 2018
Summer Reading Birth to Grade 8

March 2018 - April
Planetary Science (LPI) The Lunar and Planetary Sciences Institute has expressed interest in collaboration

April 6, 2018 April 30, 2018 President’s Program Upon request of ALSC President, resource for the Charlemae Rollins President’s Program

Please do not copy a.../Diversity and Inclusion:

Our committee is working on a Building STEAM with Dia list - part of a long term partnership with REFORMA to highlight diverse STEAM titles.

Please do not copy a.../Advocacy:

 

Please do not copy a.../Learning and Development:

 

An ALSC core value is collaboration. Please describe collaborations you have initiated or would like to initiate with other ALSC or ALA committees to help further your work. Please list the desired outcomes you envision from this/these collaboration(s). What are the next steps you have set to accomplish this? What assistance do you need in taking this forward?:

There is a possibility that our committee may work with the School Age Programs and Services Committee, and perhaps YALSA to develop a list of useful resources for children and families who are impacted by the changes resulting from the recent DACA decision. We are awaiting further direction as this idea formulates.

Please describe activities you would like to pursue for future education topics, publications, or online resources (such as toolkits) to be developed based on the committee’s work? What are the next steps you have set to accomplish this? What assistance do you need in taking this forward? Please be as detailed as possible.:

 

If you could recommend a research topic, pertaining to the realm of your committee’s work, to an academic colleague, what would you request s/he research and why? (In other words, what gaps in research do you see in this particular area so that ALSC can share with the Association for Library and Information Science Educators and/or help develop ALSC's own research agenda?):

 

If you are a virtual committee or task force, what is your primary method for holding meetings or communicating?:

Email

When you communicate electronically, how are you preserving the work of the committee for the next committee?*:

Posting minutes in committee's ALA Connect space., PBworks Wiki containing the last decade worth of committee work and instructions.

Did you attend or watch the online committee/task force orientation? http://www.ala.org/alsc/aboutalsc/coms.*:

Yes

If you are the chair of a virtual committee/task force, have you reviewed the resources available in the Best Practices for Virtual Committee Work wiki? http://www.ala.org/alsc/aboutalsc/coms*:

Yes

 

 

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ALSC Quicklists Consulting Committee (Association for Library Services to Children)

Online Doc ALSC Quicklists 2017-2018 December 15th Quarterly Report

by Rachel Fryd on Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 02:48 pm

Reporting Period*:

December 15

Name of Committee or Task Force*:

Quicklists Consulting Committee

Priority Group Area *:

Partnershps (PGC VI)

Current Chair(s)*:

Rachel Fryd & Kimberly Grad

Reporting Period*:

December 15

Name of Committee or Task Force*:

Quicklists Consulting Committee

Priority Group Area *:

Partnershps (PGC VI)

Current Chair(s)*:

Rachel Fryd & Kimberly Grad

Chair's Email*:

frydr@freelibrary.org

Co-Chair's email (if applicable):

kgrad@bklynlibrary.org

Incoming Chair (if known):

 

Committee/Task Force Members (names only (no dates), separate by comma, do not include chair)*:

Marybeth Kozikowski, Jessica Agudelo, Jackie Cassidy, Amanda Choi, Julie Crabb, Erica Dean Glenn, Elise DeGuiseppi, Susan Dunn, Andrea Erickson, Angela Frederick, Eric Gomez, Marion Rocco, Katya Schapiro, Mariela Siegert (Ann Crewdson has been asked to fill a vacancy on the 2018 Newbery Committee - she will resume her work on Quicklists after ALA Midwinter 2018)

Per the Division Leadership Manual, the committee is expected to annually review its function statement to ensure the charge meets the responsibilities of the priority group area, recent changes to the professional environment, and facilitates the implementation of the ALSC Strategic Plan. When did you last review it with your committee? Note: Recommendations for changes should be submitted to Organization & Bylaws. :

December 15 Reporting Period

Summarize work accomplished, decisions reached, and follow-up action needed (objectives, timetable, and assignments) since your last report. Please remember not to include confidential or sensitive information.*:

Completed our first list - Building STEAM with Dia.
Co-chairs are currently working on editing the Core Graphic Novel Update, committee is working on the CBC Building a Home Library Update list.

Please do not copy a.../Diversity and Inclusion:

Updated the Building STEAM with Dia list with a number of titles by authors of color, featuring titles that are inclusive.

Please do not copy a.../Advocacy:

 

Please do not copy a.../Learning and Development:

 

An ALSC core value is collaboration. Please describe collaborations you have initiated or would like to initiate with other ALSC or ALA committees to help further your work. Please list the desired outcomes you envision from this/these collaboration(s). What are the next steps you have set to accomplish this? What assistance do you need in taking this forward?:

Quicklist Consulting Committee would love to work on more lists in collaboration with other ALA Divisions like REFORMA, YALSA or AASL.

Please describe activities you would like to pursue for future education topics, publications, or online resources (such as toolkits) to be developed based on the committee’s work? What are the next steps you have set to accomplish this? What assistance do you need in taking this forward? Please be as detailed as possible.:

 

If you could recommend a research topic, pertaining to the realm of your committee’s work, to an academic colleague, what would you request s/he research and why? (In other words, what gaps in research do you see in this particular area so that ALSC can share with the Association for Library and Information Science Educators and/or help develop ALSC's own research agenda?):

 

If you are a virtual committee or task force, what is your primary method for holding meetings or communicating?:

Email

When you communicate electronically, how are you preserving the work of the committee for the next committee?*:

We are using a virtual workspace in the form of a wiki - PbWorks. It contains almost a full decade worth of documents and updates from previous Quicklist Consulting Committees. Its a fairly invaluable resource.

Did you attend or watch the online committee/task force orientation? http://www.ala.org/alsc/aboutalsc/coms.*:

Yes

If you are the chair of a virtual committee/task force, have you reviewed the resources available in the Best Practices for Virtual Committee Work wiki? http://www.ala.org/alsc/aboutalsc/coms*:

Yes

 

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NMRT (New Members Round Table)

Online Doc New Members Round Table Social

by Natalie N. McAdams on Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 04:42 pm

YOU'RE INVITED!


The New Members Round Table invites you to join them on February 10, 2018
for their ALA Midwinter Social. 

This event will include networking opportunities, games, and everyone's favorite: FOOD! 

Date and Time
February 10, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

YOU'RE INVITED!


The New Members Round Table invites you to join them on February 10, 2018
for their ALA Midwinter Social. 

This event will include networking opportunities, games, and everyone's favorite: FOOD! 

Date and Time
February 10, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Location
Torrey's/Oxford Meeting Rooms of the 
Crowne Plaza Hotel Denver Downtown
1450 Glenarm Pl, 
Denver, CO 80202. 

If you can attend, please RSVP to this event by January 19, 2018
by going to bit.ly/2iT0vvL


 WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

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