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ALA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Implementation Working Group (EDI-IWG)

Online Doc May18, 2017 Meeting Minutes

by Jody Gray-IL (staff) on Fri, May 19, 2017 at 04:29 pm

AGENDA:

In Attendance: Martin Garnar, Melissa Cardenas Dow, Max Macias, LaJuan Pringle, Julie Dornack, Lessa Pelayo-Lozada, Jody Gray, Sarah Zettervall, Hannah Park

AGENDA:

In Attendance: Martin Garnar, Melissa Cardenas Dow, Max Macias, LaJuan Pringle, Julie Dornack, Lessa Pelayo-Lozada, Jody Gray, Sarah Zettervall, Hannah Park

  • Notetaker - Jody Gray
  • NMRT Request for a speaker
    • LaJuan has agreed to repurpose the presentation that he did previously. 
    • Sarah recommended looking at the notes that Leslie took at the Midwinter presentation to help guide the process. She will share with the group. Attached the "EDI Where do we go from here.docx"
    • LaJuan and Max will connect with the NMRT committee through Martin.
  • Announcement: input request from ACRL Research & Scholarly Communication Committee redrafting of research agenda -- Melissa
    • They will share a draft with EDI-IWG to provide feedback. 
  • Subgroup work updates
    • Survey/Data - made updates on the timeline and pushed back from Member Services and ORS
      • Working with the checklist group to put out a letter to find out what other groups have that we can model.
    • EDI statement - Suggestions listed on Connect. Please contribute your thoughts. 
    • http://connect.ala.org/node/262459 
    • Should we include a piece about Posting Media out of context of ALA events and speakers without permission from the organization AND speakers. 
    • TASK: Jody will see if there is already something that responds to this issue. 
    • TIMELINE: Would like to have something in place by September for Midwinter 2018
    • Will be asking for feedback from Council before anything is moved forward- may take to the executive board.
  • Microaggressions program - Martin put Jody in contact with Dena R. Samuels. Jody will be having a phone conversation with her to work out details.
  • Checklists - Working with the survey group to send letters to associations for models
  • Local community - LBC will not be renewing as  MIG. The group will be promoting the resources that were created on their website. 
    • What are the next steps?
    • Recommend having this be a part of our in person discussion
  • Jody shared information about the Speakers Bureau
  • ALA Annual planning
    • Business meeting content and format
      • 1/2 updates on the work internally
      • second 1/2 would be similar to a mini town hall where we can use the discussion about the local community recommendation
      • Need to create some promotion about this second half - Jody and Melissa
    • Program -- lightning talks, submissions
      • An hour long presentation
      • 9 submissions
      • Martin can put up the submissions on Connect to get feedback
      • Need to have decisions by May 31. 
    • Update: Implementation plan for EDI Strategic Directions
      • Jody and Mary Ghikas produced a draft implementation plan that they presented to the Executive Board at the spring 2017 meeting.  
      • Will be getting feedback from members and specifically targeted groups over the next few months.
      • Final product deadline is the Executive Board Meeting in fall of 2017. 
    • Updates from ODLOS:
      • Literacy Initiatives
        • Literacy Clearinhouse will be launching at Annual Conference
        •  One of the ODLOS themes, in the next year, will focus on literacy as a social justice initiative. 
      • ALA website redesign will begin on Monday, May 22. May be some disruption to our site. 
      • Project Welcome (IMLS Grant with ODLOS, OIR, and the Mortenson Center of the University of Illinois) held a two day session to work on the overview and action plan for serving refugees and asylum seekers in public libraries.


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ALCTS Advocacy and Policy Committee

Online Doc Meeting Minutes, 05-15-2017

by Bonita Pollock on Thu, May 18, 2017 at 01:16 pm

ALCTS Advocacy and Policy Virtual Meeting

May 15, 2017       11:00 AM EDT

Present: Sarah Hovde, Paul Moeller, Lauren Corbett, Nadia Lalla, Eleanor Cook, Joyce McDonough

Minute Taker: Bonita Pollock

ALCTS Advocacy and Policy Virtual Meeting

May 15, 2017       11:00 AM EDT

Present: Sarah Hovde, Paul Moeller, Lauren Corbett, Nadia Lalla, Eleanor Cook, Joyce McDonough

Minute Taker: Bonita Pollock

  1. Minutes:
    1. Approve minutes from 4/24/17 (thanks to Paul)
    2. Volunteer to take minutes this meeting?
  1. Reports
    1. Lauren – reporting for Eugenia re: video introduction to our committee by ALCTS New Members Interest Group and ALA Committee on Legislation, ALA Legislative Assembly – No response yet from new members group about the collaborative video.
    2. Paul – ALA Advocacy Coordinating Group – No Report
  1. Unfinished Business
    1. Joshua – brief update on National Library Legislative Day (so as not to scoop his own write-up for ALCTS News too much!) – Joshua noted there were mostly public libraries at Leg Day not many academic libraries or technical services librarians in attendance. Focus was on the 2 big funding bills. There were nor advocacy groups then normal lobbying this year.
    2. Annie & Sarah – next steps on elevator speech -- See the Google doc for the working copy.  Still working will try to have something to share at ALA in Chicago.
    3. ALA Advocacy Implementation Plan: our own focus is on how library workers in collections and tech services in all library types help people out there in the world who are doing research. Ideas in our committee's Google doc. Urgent action items from the Google doc:
      1. Paul –  email listing all the programming related to Advocacy at Annual Conference – Paul is still collecting programming information for the email.
      2. Joyce & Eleanor – ALCTS Issues web page refresh  - ALCTS website now says Advocacy and Issues. Links were added for district dispatch and other links were updated – ALCTS office updated the website for us.
      3. Lauren – handout for Annual Conference?  -- Lauren suggested a small business card size with ALCTS Advocates and the web address. This could be passed out at ALCTS programs and ALCTS booth at ALA Chicago.   
  1. New Business
    1. Using our face-to-face meeting at Annual to invite ALCTS members to tell us what issues are important to them and what they'd like to learn about supporting work on those issues. If doing that, need an announcement out soon. If not, what alternatives can we use to get member input? – It was suggested the Advocacy committee members visit the section committee meetings and pass out the Advocacy cards instead of trying to invite people to our meeting. The committee will put up a google doc for members to sign up to visit various committees at ALA.
    2. Annual Conference committee meeting time: Sunday 3:30 pm - 5pm. (Lauren has to travel from the Hilton Chicago to McCormick Place after another committee meeting.)
  1. Adjourned at 12:00 PM EDT

 

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VRT (Video Round Table)

Online Doc VRT Gala Tickets Going Fast!

by Gisele Tanasse on Wed, May 17, 2017 at 01:37 am

VRT Gala: Tuned In, Turned On! Videofreex Tape the World

Evening Ticketed Event:

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; Location: Off Site, Gene Siskel Film Center

***Tickets are limited: please order soon!***

Ticketed Event: Member $25; Non-Member $30

VRT Gala: Tuned In, Turned On! Videofreex Tape the World

Evening Ticketed Event:

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; Location: Off Site, Gene Siskel Film Center

***Tickets are limited: please order soon!***

Ticketed Event: Member $25; Non-Member $30

Join VRT for drinks and hors d'oeuvres followed by a presentation from Tom Colley, Archive and Collection Manager at Video Data Bank, a collection of over 1,400 tapes created by members of the Videofreex, one of the country's earliest radical video collectives.   In conjunction with this event, all ticket holders will be invited to preview the feature length documentary "Here Come the Videofreex!" online, courtesy of Cinema Guild.  This event coincides with the VRT and Cinema Guild co-sponsored "Now Showing @ALA" program screening of the feature length documentary "Here Come the Videofreex!" on Sunday, June 25th at 11:00 am in room 181c in the West Building of the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago.

 For more info:  http://2017.alaannual.org/ticketed-events

https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=257947

 

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VRT (Video Round Table)

Online Doc VRT's Great Lineup of Video-Related Programs at ALA Annual: now with room assignments!

by Gisele Tanasse on Wed, May 17, 2017 at 01:19 am

ALA Annual in Chicago is rapidly approaching: don’t miss these great ALA Video Round Table programs, running June 24th-25th... now with room assignments!

Evening Ticketed Event:

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; Location: Off Site, Gene Siskel Film Center

VRT Gala: Tuned In, Turned On! Videofreex Tape the World

***Tickets are limited: please order soon!***

ALA Annual in Chicago is rapidly approaching: don’t miss these great ALA Video Round Table programs, running June 24th-25th... now with room assignments!

Evening Ticketed Event:

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; Location: Off Site, Gene Siskel Film Center

VRT Gala: Tuned In, Turned On! Videofreex Tape the World

***Tickets are limited: please order soon!***

Ticketed Event: Member $25; Non-Member $30

Join VRT for drinks and hors d'oeuvres followed by a presentation from Tom Colley, Archive and Collection Manager at Video Data Bank, a collection of over 1,400 tapes created by members of the Videofreex, one of the country's earliest radical video collectives.   In conjunction with this event, all ticket holders will be invited to preview the feature length documentary "Here Come the Videofreex!" online, courtesy of Cinema Guild.  This event coincides with the VRT and Cinema Guild co-sponsored "Now Showing @ALA" program screening of the feature length documentary "Here Come the Videofreex!" on Sunday, June 25th at 11:00 am in room 181c in the West Building of the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago.

 For more info:  http://2017.alaannual.org/ticketed-events

https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=257947

 

Daytime Programs:

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Video as Research Data:  Challenges & Solutions in Video Data Preservation

(Co-sponsored by ACRL ANSS, ACRL DCIG and ALCTS Digital Preservation Group)

Location: McCormick Place, W175a

Videos are often taken as a part of scholarly research projects, yet this presents challenges for librarians who advise researchers on federally-mandated data sharing and storage. Participants will learn workflows they can assess against needs at their home institution. For more info:

https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=261261

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 1:00 PM - 2:30PM

Filming Our Future: Growing a Video Production Niche in the Ak-Chin Indian Community

(LITA Program, co-sponsored by VRT);

  Location: McCormick Place, W185bc

For the past seven years the Ak-Chin Indian Community Library has found a niche in the community using the power of film and in 2016, the library’s Movie Club program was selected as one of YALSA’s Top Ten Summer Learning Programs. Learn how to make a positive impact in your community using film and creativity. For more info:

https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=257863

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Community Partnerships and Digital Literacy through Public Service Announcements

(Co-sponsored by PLA, YALSA)

Location: McCormick Place, W175c
Libraries are increasingly finding ways to help their school-age patrons to communicate creatively and make a positive impact in their communities through video projects.  Representatives from the Carson City Library and School District share tips from their experiences helping high school freshmen create 60-second PSAs that raise awareness of social issues at their school. For more info:

https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=261259

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Rocking the Small Screen (Without Losing Your Mind): Planning and Managing Library Promotional Videos

(Co-sponsored by PLA, ACRL LMOIG)

Location: McCormick Place, W175a

Video on the web is one of today's hottest social networking trends, but what can online videos do to promote your library? A public library and a university library will both share what they have learned and how realistic expectations can bring success. For more info:

https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=261260

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

How Are Our Instructors Truly Using Media? A Multifaceted Approach to Developing Departmental Course Media Use Profiles

Location: McCormick Place, W175b                            

One of the greatest challenges for librarians working with media collections is deeply understanding the use of these materials in course context. This program will describe a multifaceted approach to this challenge that combines mining large corpora of departmental syllabi using NVIVO text analysis software with reserves, survey, and interpersonal correspondence data to build departmental media resource use profiles. For more info:

https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=261258

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Preservation Showdown: Audiovisual Edition!

(ALCTS Program, co-sponsored by VRT)

Location: McCormick Place, W184d                             

Two teams will go head to head to debate the statement "The preservation of analog audiovisual media is the single most important preservation issue facing libraries (and archives and museums) in 2017." Teams will include members from the Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) and the Video Round Table (VRT), bringing their different perspectives to each side of the issue. Audience members will be expected to ask questions during the debate, and the debate will be followed by an open discussion. For more info:

https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=257918

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Create, Communicate, Captivate: Inspiring Media Production in Your Library

(Co-sponsored by LITA)

Location: McCormick Place, W175c

Learn how academic, school and public libraries can spark creativity and transform users from passive consumers of media into content creators and active participants in their information environment. Join us as we guide you through key aspects of creating a thriving video production space and coaching users effectively to create amazing multi-modal works which can be showcased to promote and inspire more participation and increase support for high-impact programs. For more info:

https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=260897

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM;

AMIA@ALA Distributing Archives: Preservation, Restoration, and Access

(Co-sponsored by AMIA, The Association of Moving Image Archivists)

Location: McCormick Place, W181c

Panel will discuss organizations acting as both archives and distributors of moving image materials. Attendees will learn about the challenges for media content providers that are also caretakers of their holdings; the difference between preservation and restoration of moving images; and the importance of preserving motion picture film and the projection experience. For more info:

https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=260895

 

Now Showing @ALA:

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 11:30AM - 1PM (Film Screening)

Now Showing @ ALA: Here Come the Videofreex! (2015)

Location: McCormick Place, W181c

Directed by Jon Nealon and Jenny Raskin, 78 mins, co-sponsor Cinema Guild

Here Come the Videofreex! gives a first-hand account of a little known group of innovators, the Videofreex, a group of passionate young men and women in the 1960s who changed the nature of journalism through the power of portable video, forging a legacy that has evolved to become today's all-access media environment.  Don’t forget to get your evening tickets for the VRT Gala, “Tuned In, Turned On! Videofreex Tape the World” http://2017.alaannual.org/ticketed-events

For more info on other film screenings at ALA Annual 2017, including Agents of Change and Long Story Short, check out the complete Now Showing@ALA schedule.

 

Can’t wait to see you this summer!

VRT 2017 Programming, Gala and Communications Committees

VRT on Twitter  #ALAVRT  VRT on Facebook (with events for all VRT ALA Annual programs)

 

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ALA Emerging Leaders Interest Group

Online Doc Social Sciences Data Librarian job posting

by Elizabeth Berman on Tue, May 16, 2017 at 11:42 am

Social Sciences Data Librarian
http://jobs.hr.tufts.edu/  Job Number: 17001274
 

Social Sciences Data Librarian
http://jobs.hr.tufts.edu/  Job Number: 17001274
 
Tisch Library at Tufts University is seeking an innovative, knowledgeable, and collaborative Social Sciences Data Librarian. The Research & Instruction department consists of three disciplinary teams (Sciences & Engineering, SocialSciences, and Arts & Humanities) and the Digital Design Studio, and is responsible for working with students, faculty, and staff to incorporate information literacy into the curriculum; designing and delivering course-based and open workshops; providing research consultation services; and developing new services and programs to support teaching, learning, research, and scholarship at Tufts.
 
Reporting to the Social Sciences Team Lead, the Social Sciences Data Librarian leads the development and provision of library services in the discovery and use of locally and externally available datasets by researchers across departments and programs in the social sciences. Working with a broad range of researchers, this position will build relationships with faculty and students, increase the visibility of available data resources and services, and meet curricular needs in the use of data-related library resources and services by providing individual research support consultations, group instruction sessions, and other programming as required.Collaborating with the Research Data Librarian, this position will also support data management activities on campus.
 
The Social Sciences Data Librarian works closely with staff in the Data Lab, a campus space for methodological and technological services and support for data reference, analysis, and visualization; this work includes supervising graduate student data consultants and supporting open workshops on a range of data-related topics.
 
As a participant in the library liaison program, this position will provide liaison services for two or more departments in the social sciences, including outreach and collections work, as well as provide instruction for the First-Year Writing program and serve scheduled shifts at the Research Hub.
 
Tufts University is student-centered research university that cultivates an environment of curiosity, creativity, and engagement. The Tisch Library is on theMedford/Somerville campus, just outside Cambridge, MA, and with proximity to all that the Boston Metro area has to offer.
 

Qualifications
Basic Requirements

  • Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, or
  • equivalent
  • Experience with library research tools relevant to the social sciences.
  • Familiarity with data discovery, analytical techniques, and statistical methodologies applicable to the social sciences.
  • Experience building relationships in an academic setting, and/or working with/supporting students and faculty in academic departments via outreach,research assistance, or teaching.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Strong commitment to outstanding public service.
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment as well as take initiative on independent projects.
  • Ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse community.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in the social sciences or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of quantitative software packages utilized in the social
  • sciences, such as Stata, SPSS, SAS, or R.
  • Experience teaching in an academic setting.
  • Knowledge surrounding the application of Geographical Information Systems and related software.
  • Experience with project management, including planning, communication, and assessment.
  • Collection development experience.

Review of applications will begin May 31, 2017. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

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ALSC Managing Children's Services Committee

Online Doc Annual Report

by Megan Egbert on Mon, May 15, 2017 at 03:17 pm

Year end report for Managing Children's Services Committee

Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Online Doc Upcoming 2017 scholarship deadlines for library and information science graduate education

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, May 15, 2017 at 10:52 am

Upcoming 2017 Scholarship Deadlines for Library and Information Science Graduate Students:   

Upcoming 2017 Scholarship Deadlines for Library and Information Science Graduate Students:   

Additional Scholarship Opportunities without currently posted 2017 deadlines

 

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