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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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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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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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Discussion Circulation/Access Services Discussion Group meets on June 26th, 8:00am - 10:00am

by Brian Gallagher on Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 03:30 pm

What better way to start a day than talking about Access Services?

Plan on joining Circulation/Access Services Discussion Group in Loews New Orleans (Pointe-Coupee Ballroom) on Sunday, June 26th from 8am to 10am as they talk about topics that are always red hot - just the way they like it in New Orleans!

Join the conversation gumbo!

Add to the mix - You got a topic?  Submit to our survey by June 8th - by 11:59pm!

What better way to start a day than talking about Access Services?

Plan on joining Circulation/Access Services Discussion Group in Loews New Orleans (Pointe-Coupee Ballroom) on Sunday, June 26th from 8am to 10am as they talk about topics that are always red hot - just the way they like it in New Orleans!

Join the conversation gumbo!

Add to the mix - You got a topic?  Submit to our survey by June 8th - by 11:59pm!

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PZGC7XC

Click on the link above or copy and paste it onto your browser.  Once you're at the SurveyMonkey site, just type your topic (or, topics) into the text box and submit.

Can you submit to the survey more than once?
Sure. You feel another hot topic burning in your head - for goodness sake: do not hold it in! Get it in to us!

Wait!  One more thing!

ELECTION

Brian Gallagher is stepping down as Chair of the Discussion Group on June 26, 2011.

Michelle Batchelor, currently the Discussion Group's Vice-Chair, has volunteered to run for Chair.

Norice Lee, currently the Secretary for the Discussion Group, has volunteered to run for Vice-Chair.

Please submit your name for the ballot if you want to serve as the new Secretary for the Discussion Group. If you are interested in running for either Chair or Vice-Chair - please submit your name for the ballot.

Requirements?

All 3 officers should attend both Mid-Winter and Annual of 2012.

The Chair must make room & time arrangements for the meeting.

The Chair must submit a report to the LLAMA-SASS Executive Committee.

The Chair & Vice-Chair must create and distribute an agenda for each meeting of the Discussion Group.

The Secretary must take the minutes and up-load them onto ALAConnect.

The Secretary must take a rooster of attendees at the meetings. The rooster must then be posted on ALAConnect.

Hot! Hot! Hot! Access Services Topics!

Elections!

Ki sa se bon en Nouvu Olean, bibliothécaires!


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Discussion SocialNOTWorking, ALA LLAMA SASS Management Practices Program, Monday June 27

by Amy Paget on Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 09:50 am

Don't miss this session on MONDAY JUNE 27 at 10:30 AM -
SocialNOTWorking:  Managing Social Networking in a Productive and
Positive Workplace.

Location:  Sheraton New Orleans, Napoleon Room A1-A3

Don't miss this session on MONDAY JUNE 27 at 10:30 AM -
SocialNOTWorking:  Managing Social Networking in a Productive and
Positive Workplace.

Location:  Sheraton New Orleans, Napoleon Room A1-A3

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 RUSA-STARS/LLAMA-SASS ALA Annual 2011 Meeting, Challenges and Solutions in Consortial Borrowing, Sunday, June 26th 10:30am-12pm, MARCC-New Levee

by Michelle Turvey-Welch on Tue, May 31, 2011 at 11:18 am

RUSA-STARS / LLAMA-SASS Cooperative Remote Circulation Committee

Challenges and Solutions in Consortial Borrowing, Sunday, June 26th 10:30am-12pm, MARCC-New Levee

Join the RUSA-STARS / LLAMA-SASS Cooperative Remote Circulation Committee for an informative panel discussion about challenges and opportunities in consortial borrowing. Our panelists will kick off the session by introducing their broad perspectives, then they will engage in a discussion with the audience to allow further sharing of ideas and solutions. Please bring your questions, and your expertise!

RUSA-STARS / LLAMA-SASS Cooperative Remote Circulation Committee

Challenges and Solutions in Consortial Borrowing, Sunday, June 26th 10:30am-12pm, MARCC-New Levee

Join the RUSA-STARS / LLAMA-SASS Cooperative Remote Circulation Committee for an informative panel discussion about challenges and opportunities in consortial borrowing. Our panelists will kick off the session by introducing their broad perspectives, then they will engage in a discussion with the audience to allow further sharing of ideas and solutions. Please bring your questions, and your expertise!

Randy Dykhuis, Executive Director, MCLS

MeLCat is a project of the Library of Michigan, which contracts with MCLS to provide implementation, support, and training for participating Michigan libraries. Randy has been involved with MeLCat since it was first proposed, and he will discuss MeLCat's organization, management of the central MeLCat database, and training and support for MeLCat participants. MeLCat uses an INN-Reach group catalog that works with all sorts of ILS systems. Bibliographic data is loaded, records are added, items are withdrawn, and the Direct Consortial Borrowing (DCB) client data is updated daily. Non-INN-Reach libraries use the DCB client to check books out in the group catalog as well as in their own local ILS. Randy will share his experience with NCIP and other communication protocols as well as with encouraging communication between vendors. Other possible topics are issues in physical delivery such as selecting a delivery mechanism, turnaround time expectations, and challenges.

Melissa Trevvett, Executive Director Boston Library Consortium
As the recently appointed executive director of the Boston Library Consortium (BLC), Melissa has facilitated the implementation of WorldCat Navigator for unmediated borrowing. She will talk about factors that played into the BLC’s decision to use WorldCat Navigator for their consortial borrowing system, including the WorldCat Local discovery layer, interoperability with ILS systems, and the need to maintain a two-day turnaround time, which is a big priority for BLC. The BLC brings together public and private academic institutions of all sizes, which has presented challenges in implementation. Their next steps will be in working together to continue the process of making policy decisions about circulating collections between such diverse collections.

Peter Collins, Asst Project Manager BorrowDirect
Peter has been leading the implementation of a new unmediated borrowing platform that has had a huge impact on the University of Pennsylvania and their BorrowDirect partners. He will talk about workflow efficiencies that have been achieved by allowing work to be more fluidly distributed across departments. He will also explain how the BorrowDirect system, through compliance with NCIP and other circulation standards, has created seamless borrowing for both the partner libraries and their patrons. The partner libraries use different ILS systems, making the ILS vendors’ support of remote circulation standards such as NCIP fundamental to their success.

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Discussion SASS Webmaster

by Michelle Turvey-Welch on Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 04:06 pm

The Library Leadership and Management Association's (LLAMA) Systems and Services Section (SASS) is currently seeking a volunteer Webmaster to maintain and update the section's Web site.

Duties include:

The Library Leadership and Management Association's (LLAMA) Systems and Services Section (SASS) is currently seeking a volunteer Webmaster to maintain and update the section's Web site.

Duties include:

  • Using Drupal-based content management system to keep Web pages up-to-date
    through communication with SASS section committees and officers
  • Attending relevant SASS and Web related publishing meetings virtually or in-person

For this volunteer position, applicants will either need to be members of LLAMA and SASS or
willing to join both. Experience working with Web pages and content management systems is
desired.

Please send a letter of interest addressing your qualifications to SASS Chair, Michelle Turvey-
Welch at mturvey@k-state.edu. For more information on SASS please visit our Web site at:
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/llama/committees/systemsservices/index....

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Studies and evaluates the application of new technology in services, and the management thereof, for the improvement of library services and systems; fosters research, develops and promotes continuing education opportunities, disseminates information, and provides a forum for the discussion of related management issues pertinent to all types of libraries.

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