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Discussion Opportunity for Author Collaboration

by Kerry Ward (staff) on Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 04:32 pm

LLAMA and the Library Information and Technology Association (LITA) are interested in partnering on a new guide for administrators who need to manage technical staff.

LLAMA and the Library Information and Technology Association (LITA) are interested in partnering on a new guide for administrators who need to manage technical staff.

LITA co-publishes with Neal-Schuman a series of guides (see http://www.neal-schuman.com/books/series/library-information-and-technology-association-lita-guides) that focus on technology innovation in libraries, and this new guide would focus on administrators who need to develop the technical and supervisory skills to manage technical staff. If you are interested in collaborating with LITA members on such a project, or would like further information, please contact LITA Acquisitions Editor Marta Deyrup at Marta.Deyrup@shu.edu by August 20.   Both LLAMA and LITA are happy to explore ideas for additional collaborations, so please feel free to share other suggestions for joint publications or projects which might draw on LLAMA’s administrative and LITA’s technical expertise.

Ideas that move forward will generally follow this book proposal outline:

1. A general description of the book, including: why such a book is needed, how it will be written or compiled, the audience and market to which the book is directed, any possible secondary audiences and markets, and comparisons with other similar books.

2. A table of contents, even tentative, including an estimate of the length or number of pages for each chapter, as well as the length of the total manuscript.  Please specify types and approximate sizes of indexes.

3. A tentative outline describing in detail the main topics to be dealt with (this will go into more detail than the table of contents).

4. Any chapter or sample pages available in draft form, which are representative of the elements of the book, including tabular material, illustrations, entries, etc.

5. A draft preface that tells your potential readers: who the book is for, the purpose of the book, how it was compiled or written, your reasons for writing the book, how the book is organized, (if applicable) how it can be used. (This differs from item 1 above in that you’re speaking here to your potential reader whereas item 1 speaks to us as a publisher.)

6. The projected date of manuscript completion.

7. A brief resume, including other publications, related activities, etc.

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Event FEAST: Future & Emerging Access Services Trends

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 01:08 am

Timezone:
US/Pacific (-7)

Why choose between presentations when you can come to one FEAST? Future & Emerging Access Services Trends (FEAST) is back for a second year, providing multiple speakers and topics in one 90 minute session. Hear practitioners and experts discuss what's new or just around the corner in circulation, shelving, reserves, interlibrary loan, offsite storage and more in short seven minute courses. Fresh and timely. Never frozen. There's always plenty to choose from at the FEAST!

Timezone:
US/Pacific (-7)

Why choose between presentations when you can come to one FEAST? Future & Emerging Access Services Trends (FEAST) is back for a second year, providing multiple speakers and topics in one 90 minute session. Hear practitioners and experts discuss what's new or just around the corner in circulation, shelving, reserves, interlibrary loan, offsite storage and more in short seven minute courses. Fresh and timely. Never frozen. There's always plenty to choose from at the FEAST!

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Event Is Telework Working? The Benefits and Pitfalls of Virtual Work

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 01:07 am

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US/Pacific (-7)

This session will provide important information about when and how telework can be beneficial in the workplace, as well as information on when telecommuting may not be appropriate. Presenters will address what makes for effective telecommuting policies, how to supervise employees who work remotely, and what technology is available. As well, a teleworker will share his or her experiences on working from home.

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Event Sharing Our Collections : Looking to the Future

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 01:08 am

Timezone:
US/Pacific (-7)

Cooperative and consortial resource sharing is blurring the lines between Circulation, Access Services, and Interlibrary Loan as libraries find new ways to share collections and create efficiencies. This session will look at the future of consortia: shared e-book collections, floating collections, cloud-based integrated library systems, and the need to be increasingly flexible and collaborative to meet the opportunities and challenges of the future.

Timezone:
US/Pacific (-7)

Cooperative and consortial resource sharing is blurring the lines between Circulation, Access Services, and Interlibrary Loan as libraries find new ways to share collections and create efficiencies. This session will look at the future of consortia: shared e-book collections, floating collections, cloud-based integrated library systems, and the need to be increasingly flexible and collaborative to meet the opportunities and challenges of the future.

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Discussion LLAMA SASS subvmission to the LLAMA Strategic Plan

by Fred Reuland (staff) on Tue, May 22, 2012 at 10:02 am

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Event SocialNOTWorking: Managing Social Networking in a Productive and Positive Workplace. Sheraton New Orleans, Napoleon Room A1-A3

by Meghan Weeks on Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 05:12 pm

The huge growth of social networking sites has posed new challenges for libraries who are seeking to extend their brand and their reach into their communities. Integrating the use of social networking into the workplace requires finesse and trust. Different approaches sometimes blur the lines between the organization and the employees. Hear how an academic library and a public library have staked out their space.

The huge growth of social networking sites has posed new challenges for libraries who are seeking to extend their brand and their reach into their communities. Integrating the use of social networking into the workplace requires finesse and trust. Different approaches sometimes blur the lines between the organization and the employees. Hear how an academic library and a public library have staked out their space.

At the end of this program, participants will be able to identify some of the difficulties in creating institutional policies about social networking for their workers; be aware of the advantages of using social networking sites to extend their brands; and be cognizant of some of the issues surrounding use of social networking sites in the workplace.

Our Speakers are:Lynette Schimpf, Orange County Library System, Orlando, FL and Brian Matthews, University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Discussion FEAST: Future and Emerging Access Services Trends, Annual 2011, Saturday, June 25th 4-5:30 p.m., MCC-Room 275

by Michelle Turvey-Welch on Tue, May 31, 2011 at 11:37 am

FEAST: Future and Emerging Access Services Trends, Saturday, June 25th, 4-5:30 p.m., Morial Convention Center, Room 275

Sponsored by LLAMA-SASS Circulation & Access Services Committee

FEAST: Future and Emerging Access Services Trends, Saturday, June 25th, 4-5:30 p.m., Morial Convention Center, Room 275

Sponsored by LLAMA-SASS Circulation & Access Services Committee

Why choose between presentations when you can come to one FEAST? Future & Emerging Access Services Trends (FEAST) gives you multiple speakers and topics in one 90 minute session. Hear practitioners and experts discuss what's new or just around the corner in circulation, shelving, reserves, interlibrary loan, offsite storage and more in short seven minute courses. Fresh and timely. Never frozen. There's always plenty to choose from at the FEAST!

Speakers include:

Michelle Batchelor - University of Washington - Bothell
Amy Boucher - Emory University
Nora Dethloff - University of Houston
June DeWeese - University of Missouri - Columbia
Sydney Leigh Thompson - New York University
Bradley Warren - Yale University

Moderated by Paul Sharpe - University of Missouri - St Louis
 
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Discussion A Person of Interest...Safety and Security in the Library, Annual 2011, Saturday, June 25th, 10:30 a.m.-noon, MCC-Room 288-290

by Michelle Turvey-Welch on Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 05:45 pm

A Person of Interest...Safety and Security in the Library

Sponsored by the LLAMA SASS Circulation/Access Services Committee
and the LLAMA BES Safety and Security Committee

ALA Annual Conference New Orleans 2011
Saturday, June 25th 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Morial Convention Center - MCC-Rm 288-290

A Person of Interest...Safety and Security in the Library

Sponsored by the LLAMA SASS Circulation/Access Services Committee
and the LLAMA BES Safety and Security Committee

ALA Annual Conference New Orleans 2011
Saturday, June 25th 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Morial Convention Center - MCC-Rm 288-290

Learn how to deal with patrons in the library who are in violation of library
policy, displaying behavioral problems or breaking the law.  Hear about
strategies for effectively addressing difficult situations as they arise
and what you can do to minimize disruptions to library service.

Speakers include:

Nancy Relaford, Director, Safety and Security, University of California, San Diego Libraries
Michael Daly, Director of Security and Logistics Management, Queens Borough Public Libraries, Queens, NY
Stevan Layne, Principal Consultant, Layne Consultants International

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