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Event APALA Tour and Talk (Midwinter 2014)

by Eugenia Beh on Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 03:23 pm

Please join us at the Asian Arts Initiative to learn more about Philadelphia’s Asian American community! We will be hearing from Samip Mallick of the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA), Amanda Bergson-Shilcock of the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, Mary Yee of Asian Americans United, and Gayle Isa of the Asian Arts Initiative!

 

Lunch will be served (catered by Philadelphia Chutney Company).

Please join us at the Asian Arts Initiative to learn more about Philadelphia’s Asian American community! We will be hearing from Samip Mallick of the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA), Amanda Bergson-Shilcock of the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, Mary Yee of Asian Americans United, and Gayle Isa of the Asian Arts Initiative!

 

Lunch will be served (catered by Philadelphia Chutney Company).

Please register at http://www.apalaweb.org/resources/registration/

 

Asian Arts Initiative

1219 Vine St

Philadelphia, PA 19107

http://asianartsinitiative.org/

Directions from Loews Hotel: https://goo.gl/maps/BQH4i

 

12:00 -1:00 –  Lunch and welcome from Gayle Isa

1:00 -1:30 – Talk by Samip Mallick

1:30-2:00 – Talk by Amanda Bergson-Shilcock

2:00 -2:30 – Talk by Mary Yee

2:30-3:00 – Explore AAI

Gayle Isa, founder and executive director, has been an active participant in Philadelphia’s arts and culture community for 20 years, beginning as an intern and evolving as a staff member at the Painted Bride Art Center. She has been a Douglas Redd Fellow focused on arts and community development, and has served on the boards of the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, and the National Performance Network. She currently is a board member of the national Consortium of Asian American Theaters and Artists and serves on the Philadelphia Mayor’s Commission on Asian American Affairs and the Mayor’s Cultural Advisory Council. In 2011, she became the first Asian American appointed to serve on the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Gayle was once an aspiring taiko (drum) player and is now focusing her creative energy on learning to be a new mom!

Samip Mallick is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA). Mallick has a M.S. in Library and Information Sciences from the University of Illinois, a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan College of Engineering and has done graduate work in Ancient Indian History at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India. He was formerly the Director of the Ranganathan Center for Digital Information (RCDI) at the University of Chicago Library and previously also worked for the Social Science Research Council (SSRC). http://www.saadigitalarchive.org/

Amanda Bergson-Shilcock is the director of outreach and program evaluation at the nonprofit Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, an economic development organization serving immigrants. She coordinates data collection and analysis, enabling the Welcoming Center to use hard evidence to support its decision making. Amanda’s experience with public libraries stretches back to 1990, when she began as a teenage page at Ludington Public Library in Bryn Mawr. More than two decades later, she continues to be employed at Ludington as a weekend reference assistant. Most recently, Amanda designed and oversaw the Welcoming Center’s pioneering study of immigrant technology usage, Digital Diaspora. http://www.welcomingcenter.org/


Mary Yee, Parent and Community Involvement Consultant. Mary has been involved in planning and advocacy for Philadelphia neighborhoods for over 35 years. While working with Asian Americans United, she became involved with the Education Law Center (ELC) in 1985, as a representative of the plaintiff’s side in an advisory group to develop policies and programs to remediate a civil rights suit (YS v. School District of Philadelphia) filed by ELC against the public school system. The suit on behalf of limited English proficient Southeast Asian refugee students alleged unequal access to educational programs and services. Her work in educational advocacy has included a 12-year stint at the School District of Philadelphia working on ESOL/Bilingual program issues, compliance and equity, language access, and family engagement. More recently, she worked at Foundations, Inc. providing technical assistance to out-of-school time programs. She is pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of Pennsylvania in Reading/Writing/Literacy.

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Event BITES with LIRT (Midwinter) - Philadelphia, PA, January 26, 2014

by Ning Zou on Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 09:00 am

Happy New Year!

LIRT (Library Instruction Round Table) is organizing "Bites with LIRT" groups for lunch at moderately priced restaurants during the ALA Midwinter Conference in Philadelphia, PA. This is your opportunity to meet other librarians interested in library instruction while enjoying lunch in a local restaurant.

Happy New Year!

LIRT (Library Instruction Round Table) is organizing "Bites with LIRT" groups for lunch at moderately priced restaurants during the ALA Midwinter Conference in Philadelphia, PA. This is your opportunity to meet other librarians interested in library instruction while enjoying lunch in a local restaurant.

LIRT welcomes anyone who has an interest in instruction from all types of libraries. You need not be a member of LIRT to participate. We hope you will join us in this opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences about library instruction in a relaxed setting. Enjoy a stimulating and fun lunch with LIRT -- good food, good company, and interesting conversation. We will make the arrangements; all you have to do is reserve your spot at : http://fleetwood.baylor.edu/lirt/bitesmw.php and show up! Deadline is January 20.

We look forward to seeing you at the Bites with LIRT!

Ken Orenic and Ning Zou, Co-Chairs, membership committee, LIRT

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Event BITES with LIRT (Midwinter) - Philadelphia, PA, January 25, 2014

by Ning Zou on Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 08:59 am

Happy New Year!

LIRT (Library Instruction Round Table) is organizing "Bites with LIRT" groups for lunch at moderately priced restaurants during the ALA Midwinter Conference in Philadelphia, PA. This is your opportunity to meet other librarians interested in library instruction while enjoying lunch in a local restaurant.

Happy New Year!

LIRT (Library Instruction Round Table) is organizing "Bites with LIRT" groups for lunch at moderately priced restaurants during the ALA Midwinter Conference in Philadelphia, PA. This is your opportunity to meet other librarians interested in library instruction while enjoying lunch in a local restaurant.

LIRT welcomes anyone who has an interest in instruction from all types of libraries. You need not be a member of LIRT to participate. We hope you will join us in this opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences about library instruction in a relaxed setting. Enjoy a stimulating and fun lunch with LIRT -- good food, good company, and interesting conversation. We will make the arrangements; all you have to do is reserve your spot at : http://fleetwood.baylor.edu/lirt/bitesmw.php and show up! Deadline is January 20.

We look forward to seeing you at the Bites with LIRT!

Ken Orenic and Ning Zou, Co-Chairs, membership committee, LIRT

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Discussion Reflections On Issues Facing the Depository Library Community

by James Jacobs on Mon, Dec 23, 2013 at 11:51 pm

Hi all, Thought you might be interested in this recent govdoc-l thread about large issues facing the depository library community. Jim Jacobs' reflections were brought on by a post by an MLIS student. Attached is Jim's comment. You can also get it from the Govdoc-l archive.

Discussion Deadline for World Book Night 2014 Is Quickly Approaching!

by Danielle Alderson (staff) on Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 01:11 pm

The deadline (January 5, 2014) to apply as a library participant and/or a book giver is a little over two weeks away!

If you would like to apply to be a library distribution site for the givers please do so by agreeing to the Library Participant Guidelines located at http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/wbn.

The application to apply to be a book giver is located at http://www.us.worldbooknight.org/

Danielle

Discussion An Invitation from ALA President Barbara Stripling

by Mary Ghikas on Mon, Dec 2, 2013 at 12:35 pm

TO:                       ALA members and 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting attendees

FROM:                  Barbara Stripling, ALA President

RE:                       ALA Midwinter Meeting:  Conversations with members of the ALA Community

DATE:                   2 December 2013

TO:                       ALA members and 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting attendees

FROM:                  Barbara Stripling, ALA President

RE:                       ALA Midwinter Meeting:  Conversations with members of the ALA Community

DATE:                   2 December 2013

 At this year’s ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, we are continuing the kitchen-table type conversations with ALA members and attendees about their aspirations for ALA as their professional community.  These conversations are a step in the process of making ALA an innovation space where members and staff can collaborate and create together.

These 1 ½ hour conversations will take place Saturday-Monday at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, at the Philadelphia Convention Center, Room 305 (PCC-305). We are planning four conversations/day, each with 16 participants.  They will begin on Saturday, January 25, and run through Monday, January 27:  8:30-10:00am, 10:30-noon, 1:00-2:30pm, 3:00-4:30pm. To ensure your seat, please register in advance registration by contacting Mary Ghikas at ALA  (mghikas@ala.org ) – and providing a 1st and 2nd choice of day/time. We will fill spaces on a first-come basis. 

ALA members experienced in facilitating conversations will facilitate and record the conversations. Following the Midwinter Meeting, we will post notes to the community in ALA Connect (http://connect.ala.org/node/210217 ) – and as we hold future conversations, we will continue to build a rich base of public knowledge about the aspirations and concerns of our community.  We will be continuing these conversations at the 2014 Annual Conference.

Feedback from the Kitchen Table Conversations held at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference has been shared with the ALA Executive Board and with Division leaders.  As the Board considers future directions for ALA in a time of significant change, your voice is very important. I urge you to participate so we can hear your voice as we consider the best ways for ALA to work with and on behalf of members now and in the future.   I thank you for your membership, your attendance and your interest in building our professional community together.

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Discussion Invitation from ALA President Maureen Sullivan

by Mary Ghikas on Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 11:33 am

TO:                        ALA members and 2013 ALA Annual Conference attendees

 

 FROM:                  Maureen Sullivan, ALA President

 

TO:                        ALA members and 2013 ALA Annual Conference attendees

 

 FROM:                  Maureen Sullivan, ALA President

 

 RE:                       ALA Annual Conference:  Conversations with members of the ALA Community

 

DATE:                   28 May 2013

 

 

 

At this year’s ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, we are holding the first in a series of kitchen-table type conversations with ALA members and conference attendees about their aspirations for ALA as their professional community.  These conversations are a step in the process of making ALA an innovation space where members and staff can collaborate and create together.  This process of turning outward to the community – civic, campus, organizational – is at the heart of The Promise of Libraries Transforming Community, funded in its initial phase by IMLS.  In this case, we are the community – a community of members, staff, external allies and partners and others in our field.

 

These 1 ½ hour conversations will take place Saturday-Monday at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in the Hyatt Regency McCormick (HRM), connected to the McCormick Place Convention Center, in Meeting Suite 5.  We are planning four conversations/day, each with 14 participants.  They will begin on Saturday June 29 and run through Monday July 1:  8:30-10:00am, 10:30-noon, 1:00-2:30pm, 3:00-4:30pm. To ensure your seat, please register in advance registration by contacting Mary Ghikas at ALA (mghikas@ala.org ) – and providing a 1st and 2nd choice of day/time. We will fill spaces on a first-come basis. 

 

ALA members experienced in facilitating conversations will facilitate and record the conversations. Following the Annual Conference, we will post notes to the community in ALA Connect – and as we hold future conversations, we will continue to build a rich base of public knowledge about the aspirations and concerns of our community.  We will be continuing these conversations at the 2014 Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference.

 

I urge you to participate so we can hear your voice as we consider the best ways for ALA to work with members now and in the future.   I thank you for your membership, your attendance and your interest in building our professional community together.

 

 

 

 

 

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Discussion Dance Heritage Coalition Fellowship Opportunity for Students

by Kathleen Bell on Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Please see the opportunity below.

Summer 2014 Fellowships for Current Library Students!

Please see the opportunity below.

Summer 2014 Fellowships for Current Library Students!

The Dance Heritage Coalition (DHC) is delighted to announce the third year of Fellowships in Dance Preservation and Archives for master’s degree students in library / information sciences. The DHC’s fellowship program gives master's students intensive training and practice in the skills needed to work in dance-related archives and libraries. Funding is supported by a generous grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.


For detailed information such as program dates, eligibility and stipend, visit http://www.danceheritage.org/ apply.html

Read the blogs of the 2012 & 2013 DHC Fellows: http://www.danceheritage.org/ imlsfellowshipsfirstyr.html
Additional information on the DHC Fellowships program: http://www.danceheritage.org/ fellowships.html

Questions? Contact: Kat Bell, Project Director, kbell@danceheritage.org

Deadline: November 12, 2013 for letter of intent, resume, and list of references



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Kathleen Kim Bell MA MLS
Project Director
Dance Heritage Coalition
1111 16th Street NW, Suite 300
Washington DC 20036-4830
765.401.0079
kbell@danceheritage.org
www.danceheritage.org
Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ DanceHeritageCoalition
Find us on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/ company/dance-heritage- coalition
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Discussion 2014 WBN Titles Have Been Chosen and the Givers' Application is Open!

by Danielle Alderson (staff) on Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 08:14 am

The books for WBN 2014 have been chosen and the givers’ application is open!  You can find the links to both of them at http://www.us.worldbooknight.org/.   Please encourage members of your community to apply to become book givers. 

The application to apply to be a library distribution site is located at http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/wbn

The books for WBN 2014 have been chosen and the givers’ application is open!  You can find the links to both of them at http://www.us.worldbooknight.org/.   Please encourage members of your community to apply to become book givers. 

The application to apply to be a library distribution site is located at http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/wbn

To date, everyone that has submitted an application via the online form should have received a confirmation e-mail from me.  If you have not received one please email me at dalderson@ala.org.  If you need to make any changes to your application or you have a special request please e-mail me them to me. 

So that deadlines aren’t confusing we have extended the deadline for the library participant application until January 5, 2014 which is the same deadline as the givers’ application.

Danielle

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Discussion The Library Participant Application Is Open for WBN 2014!

by Danielle Alderson (staff) on Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 10:44 am

WORLD BOOK NIGHT is a celebration of literacy by publishers, bookstores, libraries and individuals who love books and reading.  World Book Night 2013 was a huge success and I invite all who participated last year to participate again this year. 

WORLD BOOK NIGHT is a celebration of literacy by publishers, bookstores, libraries and individuals who love books and reading.  World Book Night 2013 was a huge success and I invite all who participated last year to participate again this year. 

I encourage you to invite members of your community to become “book givers”.  The application to apply to become a “book giver” will not open until late fall; however, potential “book givers” can sign up for the WBN Newsletter at  http://www.us.worldbooknight.org/how-do-i-get-involved/newsletter.  By signing up for the newsletter WBN staff will keep potential “book givers” updated on events involving WBN 2014.

The guidelines to become a Library Participant can be found at http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/wbn.  After reading the guidelines there is a link to apply.

Please pass along to all individuals that you feel would be interested in this event.

I look forward to your participation.

Danielle

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