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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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Event GODORT Silent auction to support 2016 GODORT scholarship

by Stephen Hayes on Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 01:35 pm

Open now: Silent auction to support 2016 GODORT scholarship is open for bidding (6/15/2016-7/1/2016). Also please help spread the word!

                Established in 1994, the W. David Rozkuszka Scholarship provides financial assistance to an individual who is 1) currently working with government documents in a library and 2) trying to complete a master’s degree in library science.

Open now: Silent auction to support 2016 GODORT scholarship is open for bidding (6/15/2016-7/1/2016). Also please help spread the word!

                Established in 1994, the W. David Rozkuszka Scholarship provides financial assistance to an individual who is 1) currently working with government documents in a library and 2) trying to complete a master’s degree in library science.

                Sponsored by Readex and GODORT (American Library Association’s Government Documents Round Table), the award is named after W. David Rozkuszka, a former Documents Librarian at Stanford University whose talent, work ethic and personality left an indelible mark on the profession. The scholarship award is $3,000, and has assisted 20 students since 1995 with their library education. The 2016 recipient is Julie Wagner, who is entering her second year at the University of North Texas School of Information.

                Place your bid today to stay in beautiful Naples, Florida, or charming Chester, Vermont. Auction bidding ends at 4 pm EST on Friday, July 1, 2016.

                 Click on the link below to place a bid and read about Chester and Naples:

                http://www.readex.com/blog/now-open-bidding-silent-auction-support-2016-godort-scholarship

 

                If you have any question, please feel free to contact

                Erin Luckett (eluckett@newsbank.com)

                Or

                GODORT Development Committee:

                Steve Hayes (Chair)(shayes1@nd.edu)

                Andrea Sevetson (Andrea.Sevetson@proquest.com)

                Anna Xiong (axiong@lib.siu.edu)

                Howard Carrier (carriehs@jmu.edu)

                Michael Smith (MLS003@ucsd.edu)

 

Thank you for supporting GODORT and the W. David Rozkuszka Scholarship!

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Event Salary and Leadership: Bridging the Gendered Gap in Libraries

by Jennifer Dorning (non-member) on Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 10:26 am

Learn how library professionals can confront and overcome the impact gender can have on compensation and leadership opportunities. Join the ALA-APA Salaries and Status of Library Workers committee online Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 1pm EST for “Salary and Leadership: Bridging the Gendered Gap in Libraries.”

The webinar will cover the impact gender has on compensation and leadership opportunities as well as offer practical advice on how to bridge those gaps at your library.

Learn how library professionals can confront and overcome the impact gender can have on compensation and leadership opportunities. Join the ALA-APA Salaries and Status of Library Workers committee online Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 1pm EST for “Salary and Leadership: Bridging the Gendered Gap in Libraries.”

The webinar will cover the impact gender has on compensation and leadership opportunities as well as offer practical advice on how to bridge those gaps at your library.

The session will be accessible online through ALA Connect and will last approximately 90 minutes. Space is limited. Register early.

Speaker Biographies:

Jessica Porter is an expert on gender, leadership, negotiation and creating change. She is the co-author of the book Negotiating at Work: Turn Small Wins into Big Gains, by Deborah M. Kolb, (Jossey-Bass, 2015), and was the lead researcher of Sleeping with Your Smartphone: How to Break the 24/7 Habit and Change the Way You Work by Leslie Perlow (2012).

 

Jessica Olin is currently the Director of the Robert H. Parker Library at Wesley College in Dover, DE. Her professional interests include building communities at liberal arts college libraries, bringing the lessons of intersectional feminism to bear in professional settings, and helping others bridge the gap between library science graduate programs and professional practice. She blogs regularly at Letters to a Young Librarian and tweets (somewhat obsessively) at @olinj.

 

Michelle Millet is the Director of the Grasselli Library and Breen Learning Center at John Carroll University. She holds an MLS and an MA in History. Her current research interests include leadership and management of academic libraries, gender roles and stereotypes, and identity in librarianship. She has also published and presented extensively on information literacy instruction and assessment of student learning. Additionally, she teaches in the ACRL Information Literacy Immersion program.

Dorrie Sieburg is the Program Manager for AAUW’s Salary Negotiation Workshops, Start Smart and Work Smart. Dorrie has been working with the program for over 6 years. She is responsible for program development and outreach, facilitator training, and workshop operations. Dorrie lives with her family in Asheville, NC.

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Event Virtual World Dickens Project opens 12/12

by Valerie Hill on Sat, Nov 7, 2015 at 06:50 pm

Issued: November 7, 2015
PRESS RELEASE 
IMMEDIATE RELEASE     

MEDIA CONTACTS

Caledonia Skytower, Seanchai Library
thedede@comcast.net

THE DICKENS PROJECT Returns

to Benefit

Issued: November 7, 2015
PRESS RELEASE 
IMMEDIATE RELEASE     

MEDIA CONTACTS

Caledonia Skytower, Seanchai Library
thedede@comcast.net

THE DICKENS PROJECT Returns

to Benefit

The Community Virtual Library in Second Life

 

Bradley University, Second Life – A popular festival, first presented in 2012 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of  author Charles Dickens’ birth, is returning to Second Life this December in a limited form, to benefit The Community Virtual Library. The festival is presented free to all Second Life Residents, and donations will be accepted for the Community Virtual Library: a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, connecting residents with information resources, reference services, and serving as a networking tool for information resource professionals.

 The nine day festival will open on December 12th centering on Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, presenting the novella in a variety of adaptations, in sections and in its entirety. The work is presented at different times to make the live readings accessible to residents from different parts of the globe. Other works from within the author’s vast canon are featured, and interactive information on the times and work of Charles Dickens can be explored.

 Seanchai Library will produce the 2015 edition of The Dickens Project, presenting nearly fifteen hours of live readings between December 12 and 20th, and holding a dance and music event “Fezziwig’s Ball” on Saturday, December 19th.  The final event, a marathon “All Read” presentation of A Christmas Carol performed by a relay team of Seanchai staff, is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, December 20th.  The final event schedule for The Dickens Project will be released in early December.

 In 1843 Charles Dickens prefaced his about-to-be classic tale with these words: “I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it.”  He began the novella in October, completed it in less than six weeks. It went on to become the most successful book of the 1843 holiday season, selling six thousand copies by Christmas and continuing to be popular into the new year.

 Dickens set out to weave a story of humanity, kindness, and benevolence which he had failed to succeed with in the under-selling Martin Chuzzlewitt. He would do so “without browbeating or scolding, or mounting a soap box.”  His book centers itself upon Christmas but, aside from the title and the timing of the tale, it is not a religious tract.  The story centers on the transformation of a single soul from miserly seclusion, to generous compassion.  Dickens did something entirely unheard of for an author of his stature in his time: he self published the book.  He hired and supervised the illustration, oversaw the book design and consulted on the advertising.  His publishers Chapman and Hall, who had demurred on the project, served only as his printers and received a fixed fee from every book sold.

 The 2015 edition of The Dickens Project will take place in the Community Virtual Library’s exhibit space in it s home on the Bradley University Sim.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/31/171/24

 It will also be accessible from Seanchai Library’s parcel immediately to the east.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/100/209/28

 Seanchai Library (Shanna-key, which means "Storyteller" in Irish.) was founded in March of 2008 in Second Life. Thousands of stories, and hundreds of authors later, the program remains dedicated to promoting the power of stories to transform and inspire through live voice presentations: "We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life."

 
ART attached:

 -          2015 Dickens Poster (png)

-          The Dickens Project 2012 courtesy of StoryFest Events (png)

-          The Dickens Project 2013 taken by Bear Silvershade and used with his permission (jpg)

 

The first Dickens Project in 2012 was captured in a work sample video, which can be seen on YouTube  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTsNZU55Ypc

 

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Event Labor and African American History Bus Tour at ALA Annual in San Francisco

by Jennifer Dorning (non-member) on Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 08:38 am

DISCOVER THE LABOR AND AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY OF

SAN FRANCISCO AT ALA ANNUAL

Registration is still open for the bus tour!

A special bus tour during ALA will trace San Francisco’s labor and African American history. The tour will explore labor sites as well as sites along San Francisco’s African American Freedom Trail.

DISCOVER THE LABOR AND AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY OF

SAN FRANCISCO AT ALA ANNUAL

Registration is still open for the bus tour!

A special bus tour during ALA will trace San Francisco’s labor and African American history. The tour will explore labor sites as well as sites along San Francisco’s African American Freedom Trail.

The roots of labor and African American history run deep in San Francisco. A. Philip Randolph touched off the modern civil rights movement from San Francisco’s Hotel Whitcomb in 1935 when he convinced the AFL-CIO to certify the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and ban segregation in the labor movement. Other historic labor events and activities include the West Coast Waterfront Strike of 1934, support for the Montgomery bus boycott, the United San Francisco Freedom Movement, anti-apartheid activities, and the church-labor coalition.

San Francisco’s African American Freedom Trail tours the sites where African American pioneers locally changed the world. One of the most dominant features of Fisherman’s Wharf is the public art of Sargent Johnson, whose work adorns the front and back of the main building of the San Francisco National Maritime Historical Park as well as the stadium of George Washington High School. Among those who drew inspiration from his work were Maya Angelou and Johnny Mathis, as they matriculated there. Just up Hyde Street from the Maritime Park is the Russian Hill mansion where Langston Hughes wrote and partied with the Hollywood upper crust in 1934-35. Also near the waterfront is the apartment where Alex Haley wrote the Autobiography of Malcolm X and ROOTS.

The joint labor and African American Freedom Trail tour will be led by Oxford University Press historian and Trail curator John William Templeton. Raise your cultural awareness of our conference host city with the knowledge of where movements were born and the greats drew their inspiration.

 

DETAILS:

Date: Friday, June 26, 2015

Time: 9:30am, tour will last approximately 90 minutes. Depending on demand, more times may be added.

Departs from: the passenger loading zone on the south side of Mission Street midway between 3rd and 4th Street directly behind the Moscone Convention Center.

Cost: $25

Register at: http://www.californiablackhistory.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=58

Questions? Contact Jennifer Dorning at 202-638-0320 ext. 114 or jdorning@dpeaflcio.org.

Please note: this tour is not sponsored by ALA or RUSA.

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Event Meet Ellen Oh, Soman Chainani and Phoebe Yeh at the APALA Social Dinner!

by Eugenia Beh on Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 03:26 pm

APALA is very fortunate this year to have 3 special guests joining us for the 2014 APALA Midwinter Social Dinner! Please join us at Karma Restaurant & Bar on Saturday, January 25th at 5:30PM and hear Ellen, Soman and Phoebe discuss diversity in YA and children’s literature and their upcoming works! Click here to register for this event!

APALA is very fortunate this year to have 3 special guests joining us for the 2014 APALA Midwinter Social Dinner! Please join us at Karma Restaurant & Bar on Saturday, January 25th at 5:30PM and hear Ellen, Soman and Phoebe discuss diversity in YA and children’s literature and their upcoming works! Click here to register for this event!

Originally from NYC, Ellen Oh is an adjunct college instructor and former entertainment lawyer with an insatiable curiosity for ancient Asian history. She also loves martial arts films, K-pop, K-dramas, cooking shows, and is a rabid fan of The Last Airbender and the Legend of Korra series. Ellen lives in Bethesda, Maryland with her husband and three daughters and has yet to satisfy her quest for a decent bagel. http://www.ellenoh.com/index1.html

Soman Chainani’s first novel, THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL, debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List, has been translated into languages across six continents, and will soon be a major motion picture from Universal Studios. As a writer and film director, Soman’s films have played at over 150 film festivals around the world, winning more than 30 jury and audience prizes. He has a BA in English Literature from Harvard and an MFA in Film from Columbia University. http://somanchainani.net/

Phoebe Yeh joined Random House Children’s Books in the newly created post of v-p, publisher, Crown Books for Young Readers where she is publishing new books with a focus on middle-grade fiction and narrative nonfiction. Her Fall 14 inaugural list includes books by New York Times bestselling authors Suzy Becker, Jon Meacham, and Walter Dean Myers and newcomer Lou Anders.  Prior to joining HC in 1996, Yeh was a senior editor at Scholastic Press, where she edited the Magic School Bus books and was an editor of the SeeSaw Book Club. As Editorial Director at Harper Collins she was responsible for the estate programs of Maurice Sendak, Shel Silverstein, and C.S. Lewis, the Series of Unfortunate Events publishing program, and the Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science series, and acquired Lincoln Peirce’s Big Nate series.  She has worked with Aliki, Soman Chainani, Eloise Greenfield, Julius Lester, Betsy and Ted Lewin, Christopher Myers, Walter Dean Myers, Ellen Oh, Joanne Ryder, Seymour Simon, and Laurence Yep.

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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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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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