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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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Discussion The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child needs to be ratified-Please help

by Doris Gebel on Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 09:12 pm

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Needs to be Ratified-please help

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Needs to be Ratified-please help
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child needs to be ratified by the U.S. Senate. This treaty is the legally binding international instrument to guarantee the basic human rights of children – right to survival; to develop the fullest; to protection from harmful influences, abuse and exploitation; and to participate fully in family, cultural and social life. This document was reviewed during the Reagan administration and signed by President Clinton, but never ratified by the U.S. Senate. One hundred ninety-three members of the United Nations have ratified this treaty. Only Somalia, South Sudan and the United States have not! What an embarrassment for our country – the country of the document’s origin!
 
USBBY has posted a petition on We the People to encourage our Senate to ratify the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child. We need 150 signatures in the next 10 days to keep this petition live and then  10,000 signatures by Sept. 20 for this petition to be sent to the Senate. It takes a minute to register and then e-sign. If you agree with the need, can you share the info and the link?
Thank you,
Doris

United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY)

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/ratify-united-nations-convention-rights-child/F13BbWtc

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Event LLAMA SASS Presents: Managing Access After a Disaster Strikes: Keeping Users First

by Sharon Epps on Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 09:09 am

 

The LLAMA SASS Circulation/Access Services Committee presents: Managing Access After a Disaster Strikes: Keeping Users First, Monday, July 1st from 8:30-10am in McCormick Place Convention Center, S103bc.

 

The LLAMA SASS Circulation/Access Services Committee presents: Managing Access After a Disaster Strikes: Keeping Users First, Monday, July 1st from 8:30-10am in McCormick Place Convention Center, S103bc.

What would you do if an epic hurricane hit your library?  Are you ready for an earthquake…on the east coast?  Are you prepared for any disaster, under unusual circumstances or otherwise?  Historically, librarians have presented extensively on preparing for and recovering from a disaster, most often from a collections preservation perspective.  However, with several large disasters in recent years, there have been stories focusing on the role of libraries and librarians providing services to their communities following a disaster. Presenters will talk about how they managed to provide safe access to information and continue services to users during and after recovery from these recent disasters including Hurricane Sandy; the northeast earthquake; a tornado and a fire in Missouri. 

During this program attendees will:

·         Hear about innovative/creative methods of service provision

·         Know how to conduct a safety/security assessment of affected areas

·         Gain practical knowledge/best practices on how to manage the aftermath of an unforeseen disaster

Please join us for a very exciting and timely program!  This program is being endorsed by the LLAMA BES Safety and Security Committee.  We hope to see you there!! 

Sharon K. Epps

Chair, LLAMA SASS Circulation/Access Services Committee

sepps@umd.edu

 

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