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Discussion Strategic Framework and Enabling Strategies: A Message from ALA President Barbara Stripling

by Mary Ghikas on Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 02:14 pm

February 17, 2014

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

On behalf of the ALA Executive Board, I would like to share with you our plans to move the “re-imagining ALA” conversations forward into strategic action.  As you know, ALA has been engaged in community conversations with our members over the past couple of years.  We realize that any changes we make to our organization must be based on very careful assessment of member needs and wishes, because, although we serve three constituencies (members, libraries, and the public), we must primarily be responsive to members.

February 17, 2014

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

On behalf of the ALA Executive Board, I would like to share with you our plans to move the “re-imagining ALA” conversations forward into strategic action.  As you know, ALA has been engaged in community conversations with our members over the past couple of years.  We realize that any changes we make to our organization must be based on very careful assessment of member needs and wishes, because, although we serve three constituencies (members, libraries, and the public), we must primarily be responsive to members.

 

We started with large conversation sessions at our conferences, but broadened and deepened the dialogue to include insights from division and round table leadership, Council, focus groups, and a membership survey.  The Executive Board and ALA staff accepted the challenge to analyze and synthesize these comprehensive conversations in order to develop a strategic framework that will guide our Association as we re-conceptualize our focus, structure, operations, and culture.

 

The accompanying document outlines three strategic initiatives that reflect the conversations and deliberations of our members and member leaders.  In addition, the Executive Board has designated a set of enabling strategies for ALA to undertake to create a “welcoming, inclusive, engaged and supportive organization” that is focused on these three strategic initiatives.

 

The Executive Board invites your feedback on our thinking thus far.  This is the first step in a transparent but action-oriented process to bring our aspirations as information professionals and ALA members to life through our professional association.  Your engagement throughout the process will enable us to build on the best ideas and make high-impact changes. Please engage with us in creating an ALA community that supports our important mission: to enhance learning and ensure equitable access to information for all.

 

Barb

Barbara Stripling

ALA President, 2013-2014

 

 NOTE:  The entire document is attached and also posted below.  For ease in commenting -- and your comments are definitely encouraged -- it is reposted segment-by-segment:

   Advocacy:  connect.ala.org/node/218696

   Information Policy:  connect.ala.org/node/218695

   Professional and Leadership Development:  connect.ala.org/node/218693

   Enabling Strategies:  connect.ala.org/node/218691

 

 

 

American Library Association

 

Strategic Framework

 

“…to ensure equitable access to information for all.”

~ ALA mission statement

 

ALA will focus on three strategic initiatives:

 

  • Advocacy

ALA shall advocate the public value of librarians, libraries and information services and seek to:

  • Focus ALA’s mission and priorities working with the three constituencies:

      * ALA members;

      * libraries; and

      * the public.

  • Represent libraries and information providers at the local, state, federal and international levels while building support for libraries and librarians through public awareness.
  • Assure legislation and policies that support information and library services in all types of libraries and information environments.
  • Provide a vision of innovation, enable the future of libraries and promote libraries as centers of community engagement and participatory librarianship.
  • Promote ALA’s core values and emphasize the impact of libraries, as represented by ALA’s Declaration for the Right to Libraries, to form the basis for advocacy and community conversations.

 

  • Information policy

Information policy is comprised of laws, regulations and doctrines, and other decision making and practices, involving information creation, storage, equitable access, communication, accessibility, dissemination, use and preservation.
            The American Library Association (ALA), operating in the public interest, focuses at every level on a diverse set of policy areas that includes:  intellectual freedom, privacy, civil liberties, telecommunications, funding for education and research programs, funding for libraries, copyright and licensing, government information, and literacy.

            Operating on behalf of the public, ALA seeks through libraries to:

  • Serve as a knowledgeable resource on policy issues for ALA members and the public at large.
  • Lead the advocacy for legislation, regulation, and policies for the public interest.
  • Educate library staffs and the public on public policy matters.
  • Document the impact of legislation, regulation, and policies on the work of libraries and public access to information.
  • Promote coalitions to advance policy positions in advancing ALA’s agenda and mission.
  • Enable successful models of information access that support the ALA policy agenda.
  • Advocate for effective policies that enable libraries to meet the information needs of all sectors of the public.

 

  • Professional and Leadership Development

Recognizing that the professional and leadership development of librarians and library workers is essential to high-quality professional practice and the future of libraries and information services, ALA seeks to:

  • Provide professional development opportunities through multiple venues.
  • Maintain strong accreditation standards and processes for library and information science programs.
  • Foster certification programs through the ALA/APA.
  • Coordinate the multiple opportunities available throughout ALA to provide a coherent, transparent, and accessible continuing education framework for all members.
  • Increase the diversity of library professionals and sustain their professional growth through multiple strategies.
  • Provide leadership development opportunities and create new pathways for member leadership in the association.
  • Align leadership development and continuing education with best thinking about the changing information environment and ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries.

 

Enabling Strategies:

 

  • Create an assessment and evaluation process to measure the effect of the strategic initiatives.
  • Review governance structure (including committees and round tables) to identify changes to address the strategic initiatives.
  • Review staff structure and compensation to ensure focus on strategic initiatives.
  • Build a more robust public communication and public relations/marketing capacity.
  • Identify revenue streams and fundraising opportunities to support the strategic initiatives.
  • Engage division leaders and staff to define their role and contribution to the strategic initiatives.
  • Build a sustainable technological infrastructure that enables ALA to advance the strategic initiatives.
  • Align ALA publishing and conferences to support the strategic initiatives.
  • Strengthen pathways for member involvement/engagement in strategic initiatives.
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Discussion CAPAL17 Preliminary Conference Program - EARLY BIRD Registration ends March 31!

by Leona Jacobs (non-member) on Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 04:25 pm

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Dear Colleagues,

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Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the conference organizing committee, I am pleased to present the preliminary program for CAPAL17: Foundations & Futures: Critical Reflections on the Pasts, Presents, and Possibilities of Academic Librarianship, the fourth annual conference of the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL). The program can be viewed in full online at: http://conference.capalibrarians.org/program/

We are excited to welcome our keynote speakers, Harsha Walia, a South Asian activist formally trained in the law and the author of the award-winning book Undoing Border Imperialism and, Lisa Sloniowski, Associate Librarian at York University and co-investigator on the SSHRC-funded Feminist Porn Archive and Research Project.

Registration for the conference is now open and available at the following link: http://congress2017.ca/register. Note that Congress fees are cheaper if you register before March 31st.

There will be a half day pre-conference workshop held on the afternoon of May 29 on the topic of "Exploring Critical Theory in Research and Scholarship" to be led by Dr. Tami Oliphant, School of Library and Information Sciences, University of Alberta. Details can be found at: http://conference.capalibrarians.org/preconference-workshop/

Also, connect with other conference goers by following us on Twitter at #CAPAL17

Best,

Colleen Burgess, Communications Chair 

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Chères/chers collègues,

Au nom du comité organisateur, je suis heureux de présenter le programme préliminaire de l’ACBAP17 : Fondements et futurs : réflexions critiques sur les passés, les présents et les possibilités de la bibliothéconomie académique, la quatrième conférence annuelle de l'Association canadienne des bibliothécaires académiques professionnels (ACBAP). Le programme se trouve en ligne: http://conference.capalibrarians.org/programme/

Nous sommes ravis d’accueillir nos conférencières, Harsha Walia, militante sud-asiatique formée en droit et auteure du livre primé Undoing Border Imperialism, ainsi que Lisa Sloniowski, bibliothécaire adjointe (associate librarian) à York University et cochercheure dans le projet « Feminist Porn Archive and Research », financé par le CRSH.

Le formulaire d’inscription à la conférence est dès maintenant disponible en ligne : http://congres2017.ca/inscriptions.  Notez que les frais de congrès sont moins élevés si vous vous inscrivez avant le 31 mars.

Veuillez noter qu'un atelier pré conférence aura lieu l'après-midi du 29 mai, la veille de la conférence, au sujet de "Exploring Critical Theory in Research and Scholarship," animé par Mme Tami Oliphant, professeur adjointe à l'École de bibliothéconomie et de sciences de l'information de l'Université d'Alberta. Pour plus de détails, veuillez visiter: http://conference.capalibrarians.org/atelier-preconference/

Pour nous suivre sur Twitter et échanger avec les participants, vous pouvez utiliser les mots clic suivants : #CAPAL17 ou #ACBAP17.

Meilleures salutations,

Colleen Burgess, présidente du comité des communications

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Discussion Register for #CAPAL17 - Early Bird Deadline March 31st.

by Leona Jacobs (non-member) on Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 05:48 pm

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Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the conference organizing committee, I invite you to register for CAPAL17: Foundations & Futures: Critical Reflections on the Pasts, Presents, and Possibilities of Academic Librarianship, the fourth annual conference of the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL).

*La version française suit*
*Please circulate widely* *Excuse cross-posting*

 

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the conference organizing committee, I invite you to register for CAPAL17: Foundations & Futures: Critical Reflections on the Pasts, Presents, and Possibilities of Academic Librarianship, the fourth annual conference of the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL).

We are excited to welcome our keynote speakers, Harsha Walia, a South Asian activist formally trained in the law and the author of the award-winning book Undoing Border Imperialism and, Lisa Sloniowski, Associate Librarian at York University and co-investigator on the SSHRC-funded Feminist Porn Archive and Research Project.

Registration for the conference is now open and available at the following link: http://congress2017.ca/register. Note that Congress fees are cheaper if you register before March 31st.

Please visit our website for further information and updates. The conference program will be released in the coming weeks. http://conference.capalibrarians.org/home/

Also, connect with other conference goers by following us on Twitter at #CAPAL17

Best,

Colleen Burgess, Communications Chair 

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*Prière de faire circuler dans vos réseaux* *Excusez les envois multiples*

 

Chères/chers collègues,

Au nom du comité organisateur du congrès, je vous invite à vous inscrire à ACBAP17 : Fondements et futurs : réflexions critiques sur les passés, les présents et les possibilités de la bibliothéconomie académique, la quatrième conférence annuelle de l'Association canadienne des bibliothécaires académiques professionnels (ACBAP).

Nous sommes ravis d’accueillir nos conférencières, Harsha Walia, militante sud-asiatique formée en droit et auteure du livre primé Undoing Border Imperialism, ainsi que Lisa Sloniowski, bibliothécaire adjointe (associate librarian) à York University et cochercheure dans le projet « Feminist Porn Archive and Research », financé par le CRSH.

Le formulaire d’inscription à la conférence est dès maintenant disponible en ligne : http://congres2017.ca/inscriptions.  Notez que les frais de congrès sont moins élevés si vous vous inscrivez avant le 31 mars.

Nous vous invitons à visiter notre site Web afin d’obtenir de plus amples informations et des mises à jour. Le programme du congrès sera dévoilé dans les semaines qui viennent : http://conference.capalibrarians.org/accueil/.

Pour nous suivre sur Twitter et échanger avec les participants, vous pouvez utiliser les mots clic suivants : #CAPAL17 ou #ACBAP17.

Meilleures salutations,

Colleen Burgess, présidente du comité des communications

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Event LLAMA Webinar explores how to sustain change after the excitement wears off

by Fred Reuland (staff) on Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 10:38 am

LLAMA Webinar explores how to sustain change after the excitement wears off

LLAMA Webinar explores how to sustain change after the excitement wears off

Change management is more than just a buzzword in libraries these days. For many library leaders it has become a way of life requiring not only the ability to create change, but the ability to sustain a culture of innovation and change long-term. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Are we there yet? How to Keep Organizational Momentum Going After the Excitement of Change Is Over,” on Wed., Mar. 22, at 1:30 – 3:00 pm (Central time). This webinar will provide practical information about the day to day decision making and concrete activities required to achieve and sustain organizational change.

By the end of this webinar, participants will learn:

  • How to continue fostering internal change management after the organization has "changed"
  • How to build partnerships outside the library that are vital for leveraging institutional resources and collaborative opportunities
  • How to promote innovation and creativity on a systemic level
  • How to measure the impact of this work

Who Should Attend: Library administrators, department heads, or those in positions responsible for leading change management efforts

Presenter: Cinthya Ippoliti is the Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services at Oklahoma State University where she provides administrative leadership for the library’s academic liaison program as well as services for graduate and undergraduate students.

Registration fees: LLAMA member $49; Non-LLAMA member $59; LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199; Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239; Student: $29

Register online: http://tinyurl.com/3zhtecm

Register with a purchase order or by mail: registration form (PDF, 1 pg.).

Can’t attend the live event?  No problem! If you register, you will automatically receive a link to the recorded version for later viewing.

Tech Requirements: This webinar uses GoToWebinar software, which may require a small download, but is easily accessed by PC and MAC platforms.

For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, contact: Fred Reuland   freuland@ala.org

About the Library Leadership and Management Association
The Library Leadership and Management Association (www.ala.org/llama) advances outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders. LLAMA is a division of the American Library Association.

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Discussion ALA Video Roundtable - ALA 2017 Events

by Maureen Cropper on Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 09:24 am

The ALA Video Round Table hopes you’ll join us in Chicago to learn, share ideas, meet old friends, and make valuable new connections. 

Please check out our wonderful lineup of programs!

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

7-9 pm Sunday, June 25

The ALA Video Round Table hopes you’ll join us in Chicago to learn, share ideas, meet old friends, and make valuable new connections. 

Please check out our wonderful lineup of programs!

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

7-9 pm Sunday, June 25

Join VRT for drinks and hors d'oeuvres followed by a presentation from Abina Manning, Director of Video Data Bank and Curator of a collection of over 1,400 tapes created by members of the Videofreex, one of the country's earliest radical video collectives. This dynamic multimedia presentation at the renowned Siskel Film Center will include rarely seen gems from the Videofreex archive featuring interviews with leading counter-cultural figures of the 1970s. 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!"

ALA Ticketed Event http://2017.alaannual.org/ticketed-events

Tickets are limited; we encourage you to register early!

 

DAYTIME PROGRAMS:

(Free with ALA Registration / Exact dates & times TBA soon)

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

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. What are best practices for preserving, sharing, consent/privacy considerations and cost management? Attendees will learn strategies they can assess against needs at their home institution.

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

Video on the web is one of today's hottest social networking trends.  But what can online videos do to promote your library?  David Lee King from Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library and Christina Norton & Justin Georges from Western Illinois University will share what they have learned and how realistic expectations can bring success.

Not Just Watching, Doing! Libraries Helping Youth Create Video Productions

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. The Ak-Chin Indian Community Library in Arizona  and the Carson City Library in Nevada (partnered with the Carson City School District) will talk about their experiences and share tips.

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

One of the greatest challenges for librarians working with media 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 text analysis software with reserves, survey, and interpersonal correspondence data.

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

Learn how academic, school and public libraries can help transform users from passive consumers of media into content creators. Attendees will be guided through key aspects of creating a thriving video production space, coaching users with effective instruction, and showcasing projects to promote and inspire more participation.

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

Presented by the Association of Moving Image Archivists and co-sponsored by the VRT, this panel will feature representatives from Kino Lorber, Canyon Cinema, and Chicago-based Media Burn Archive. Attendees will learn about the difference between the preservation and restoration of moving images; and preserving the motion picture film projection experience.

We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Best Regards,

VRT 2017 Program Committee

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Discussion CAPAL17 - Deadline Extended to Tuesday, January 3, 2017

by Leona Jacobs (non-member) on Mon, Dec 19, 2016 at 01:19 pm

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

 

*La version française suit*
*Please circulate widely*/*Excuse cross-posting*

 

Dear Colleagues,

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

 

*La version française suit*
*Please circulate widely*/*Excuse cross-posting*

 

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the Call for Proposals (CFP) for CAPAL17: Foundations & Futures: Critical Reflections on the Pasts, Presents, and Possibilities of Academic Librarianship. This will be the fourth annual conference of the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL) to be held May 30th – June 1st as part of Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2017 in Toronto, Ontario which lies in the territory of the Haudenosaunee and the Mississaugas of the New Credit River. 

This conference provides an opportunity for the academic library community to critically examine and discuss together the ways in which our profession is influenced by its social, political, and economic environments. By considering academic librarianship within its historical contexts, its presents, and its possible futures, and by situating it within evolving cultural frameworks and structures of power, we can better understand the ways in which academic librarianship may reflect, reinforce, or challenge these contexts both positively and negatively.

The deadline for proposals is the Tuesday January 3rd, 2017

Courtney Waugh, Program Chair, cwaugh5@uwo.ca

On behalf of the CAPAL17 Program Committee

 

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Chers collègues,

Nous sommes heureux d'annoncer l'appel de propositions (ADP) pour l'ACBAP17 : Fondements et futurs : réflexions critiques sur les passés, les présents et les possibilités de la bibliothéconomie académique. Il s'agira de la quatrième conférence annuelle de l'Association canadienne des bibliothécaires académiques professionnels (ACBAP) qui aura lieu du 30 mai au 1er juin durant le Congrès des sciences humaines 2017 à Toronto en Ontario, ville située sur le territoire des Haudenosaunee et des Mississaugas de la rivière New Credit. 

Cette conférence propose à la communauté des bibliothèques universitaires une occasion de faire l'examen critique et de discuter des façons dont notre profession est influencée par les milieux sociaux, politiques et économiques. En considérant la bibliothéconomie académique dans ses contextes historiques, ses présents, et ses avenirs possibles, et en la situant dans des cadres culturels et des structures de pouvoir en évolution, nous pouvons mieux comprendre les façons dont la bibliothéconomie académique peut réfléchir, renforcer ou remettre en question ces contextes tant positivement que négativement.

La date limite d'envoi des propositions  est Mardi 3 Janvier 2017

Courtney Waugh, présidente du programme, cwaugh5@uwo.ca

Au nom du comité du programme de l'ACBAP17

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Discussion CAPAL17 - Proposals Due in 16 Days!

by Leona Jacobs (non-member) on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 06:31 pm

 *La version française suit*
*Please circulate widely*/*Excuse cross-posting*

 Dear Colleagues,

 *La version française suit*
*Please circulate widely*/*Excuse cross-posting*

 Dear Colleagues,

 We are pleased to announce the Call for Proposals (CFP) for CAPAL17: Foundations & Futures: Critical Reflections on the Pasts, Presents, and Possibilities of Academic Librarianship. This will be the fourth annual conference of the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL) to be held May 30th – June 1st as part of Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2017 in Toronto, Ontario which lies in the territory of the Haudenosaunee and the Mississaugas of the New Credit River. 

This conference provides an opportunity for the academic library community to critically examine and discuss together the ways in which our profession is influenced by its social, political, and economic environments. By considering academic librarianship within its historical contexts, its presents, and its possible futures, and by situating it within evolving cultural frameworks and structures of power, we can better understand the ways in which academic librarianship may reflect, reinforce, or challenge these contexts both positively and negatively.

The deadline for proposals is the 23rd of December, 2016. 

Courtney Waugh, Program Chair, cwaugh5@uwo.ca

On behalf of the CAPAL17 Program Committee

 

 

 

Chers collègues,

 

Nous sommes heureux d'annoncer l'appel de propositions (ADP) pour l'ACBAP17 : Fondements et futurs : réflexions critiques sur les passés, les présents et les possibilités de la bibliothéconomie académique. Il s'agira de la quatrième conférence annuelle de l'Association canadienne des bibliothécaires académiques professionnels (ACBAP) qui aura lieu du 30 mai au 1er juin durant le Congrès des sciences humaines 2017 à Toronto en Ontario, ville située sur le territoire des Haudenosaunee et des Mississaugas de la rivière New Credit. 

Cette conférence propose à la communauté des bibliothèques universitaires une occasion de faire l'examen critique et de discuter des façons dont notre profession est influencée par les milieux sociaux, politiques et économiques. En considérant la bibliothéconomie académique dans ses contextes historiques, ses présents, et ses avenirs possibles, et en la situant dans des cadres culturels et des structures de pouvoir en évolution, nous pouvons mieux comprendre les façons dont la bibliothéconomie académique peut réfléchir, renforcer ou remettre en question ces contextes tant positivement que négativement.

La date limite d'envoi des propositions  est le 23 décembre 2016.

Courtney Waugh, présidente du programme, cwaugh5@uwo.ca

Au nom du comité du programme de l'ACBAP17

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Discussion CAPAL17 Proposals are due in 4 weeks!

by Leona Jacobs (non-member) on Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 02:20 pm

*La version française suit*
*Please circulate widely*/*Excuse cross-posting*

 

Dear Colleagues,

*La version française suit*
*Please circulate widely*/*Excuse cross-posting*

 

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the Call for Proposals (CFP) for CAPAL17: Foundations & Futures: Critical Reflections on the Pasts, Presents, and Possibilities of Academic Librarianship. This will be the fourth annual conference of the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL) to be held May 30th – June 1st as part of Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2017 in Toronto, Ontario which lies in the territory of the Haudenosaunee and the Mississaugas of the New Credit River. 

This conference provides an opportunity for the academic library community to critically examine and discuss together the ways in which our profession is influenced by its social, political, and economic environments. By considering academic librarianship within its historical contexts, its presents, and its possible futures, and by situating it within evolving cultural frameworks and structures of power, we can better understand the ways in which academic librarianship may reflect, reinforce, or challenge these contexts both positively and negatively.

The deadline for proposals is the 23rd of December, 2016. 

Courtney Waugh, Program Chair, cwaugh5@uwo.ca

On behalf of the CAPAL17 Program Committee

 

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Chers collègues,Nous sommes heureux d'annoncer l'appel de propositions (ADP) pour l'ACBAP17 : Fondements et futurs : réflexions critiques sur les passés, les présents et les possibilités de la bibliothéconomie académique. Il s'agira de la quatrième conférence annuelle de l'Association canadienne des bibliothécaires académiques professionnels (ACBAP) qui aura lieu du 30 mai au 1er juin durant le Congrès des sciences humaines 2017 à Toronto en Ontario, ville située sur le territoire des Haudenosaunee et des Mississaugas de la rivière New Credit. 

Cette conférence propose à la communauté des bibliothèques universitaires une occasion de faire l'examen critique et de discuter des façons dont notre profession est influencée par les milieux sociaux, politiques et économiques. En considérant la bibliothéconomie académique dans ses contextes historiques, ses présents, et ses avenirs possibles, et en la situant dans des cadres culturels et des structures de pouvoir en évolution, nous pouvons mieux comprendre les façons dont la bibliothéconomie académique peut réfléchir, renforcer ou remettre en question ces contextes tant positivement que négativement.

La date limite d'envoi des propositions  est le 23 décembre 2016.

Courtney Waugh, présidente du programme, cwaugh5@uwo.ca

Au nom du comité du programme de l'ACBAP17

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Discussion Library 2.016 presents Libraries of the Future

by Valerie Hill (non-member) on Sat, Sep 24, 2016 at 04:42 pm

A free online webinar, hosted by the San Jose State School of Information and the ALA Center for the Future of Libraries will be held on October 6th from noon - 3pm Pacific Time.

 

Details and the schedule of sessions are available online at the Library 2.016 website.

Discussion LLAMA project management webinar helps you work smarter

by Fred Reuland (staff) on Fri, Aug 12, 2016 at 02:45 pm

The very term “project management” can send shivers down the spine of even the most experienced librarian. Fortunately, there are now a variety of new ways to approach project-based work in a systematic and effective way. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Work Smart: Applying Project Management Techniques to Library Projects ,” on Wed., August 24, at 1:30 – 3:00 pm (Central time).

The very term “project management” can send shivers down the spine of even the most experienced librarian. Fortunately, there are now a variety of new ways to approach project-based work in a systematic and effective way. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Work Smart: Applying Project Management Techniques to Library Projects ,” on Wed., August 24, at 1:30 – 3:00 pm (Central time).

This webinar will explore traditional and agile project management, and provide examples of successful library projects.  It will also cover project management tools and information resources, and the skills necessary to be a successful project manager.

Participants will learn:  

  • The foundations of various project management techniques.
  • Essential resources and texts on project management.
  • Practical tools and programs for tracking project work.
  • How to anticipate potential project pitfalls and risks.

Who Should Attend: Anyone who oversees projects or would like to approach work in a more systematic way.

Presenter: Michael Perry, Collection Services Project Manager, Northwestern University Libraries, Evanston, Illinois

Registration fees: LLAMA member $49; Non-LLAMA member $59; LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199; Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239; Student: $29

Register online: http://tinyurl.com/3zhtecm

Register with a purchase order or by mail: registration form (PDF, 1 pg.).

Can’t attend the live event?  No problem! If you register, you will automatically receive a link to the recorded version for later viewing.

Tech Requirements: This webinar uses GoToWebinar software, which may require a small download, but is easily accessed by PC and MAC platforms.

For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, contact: Fred Reuland. freuland@ala.org

About the Library Leadership and Management Association
The Library Leadership and Management Association (www.ala.org/llama), a division of the American Library Association, advances outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders. LLAMA is a division of the American Library Association.

 

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Join ALA President Molly Raphael and Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels for the ALA 2012 Virtual Membership Meeting on Wednesday, June 6th from 3:00pm - 4:30pm CDT, online.  Space is limited to 1,000 members.  Please register at https://ala.ilinc.com/register/yzxhzss and participate in pre-meeting discussions here in the ALA Members group on Connect.

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