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ACRL International Perspectives on Academic and Research Libraries Discussion Group Community

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Discussion Webinar: Academic Librarianship in Côte d'Ivoire / Ivory Coast

by Raymond Pun on Fri, Mar 23, 2018 at 05:06 pm

Title: Academic Librarianship in Côte d'Ivoire / Ivory Coast  
 
Date: 4/25, Wednesday at 9 am PST, 11 am CST, 12 pm EST 
 

Title: Academic Librarianship in Côte d'Ivoire / Ivory Coast  
 
Date: 4/25, Wednesday at 9 am PST, 11 am CST, 12 pm EST 
 
Link to attend/RSVP: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/1b9c822ba9930971cde7dc3c8da9331e
 
Recorded Link: To Be Added
 
Summary: Interested in learning more about academic librarianship in Côte d'Ivoire also known as Ivory Coast? A librarian in this country from West Africa will be speaking about his professional experiences and providing greater context of academic librarianship. All are welcome to attend! Presentation will be in English. Webinar will be recorded here as well.  
 
Speaker:

Adou Jean-Constant Atta, Head of Digital Library Services, Ecole Normale Supérieure d 'Abidjan

More info about Mr. Atta, (in French): http://bsfcampus.org/index.php/charity-blog/257-interview-d-adou-jean-co...

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Discussion Webinar: Latin American Librarianship: Featuring Librarians from Peru to Colombia

by Raymond Pun on Thu, Mar 8, 2018 at 01:58 pm

Title: Latin American Librarianship from Peru to Colombia 
 
Date: 2/21, Wednesday at 9 am PST, 11 am CST, 12 pm EST 
 
Recorded Link: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p4hc8nn39rpk/
 

Title: Latin American Librarianship from Peru to Colombia 
 
Date: 2/21, Wednesday at 9 am PST, 11 am CST, 12 pm EST 
 
Recorded Link: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p4hc8nn39rpk/
 
Summary: Interested in learning more about professional librarianship and meeting librarians from Peru and Colombia? Two speakers will provide general overviews of libraries from those countries respectively. The webinar is free and will be recorded.
 
Speakers:

  • Sara Ulloa is a school librarian from San Silvestre School in Lima, Peru
  • Santiago Villegas Ceballos is a Digital Strategist for Knowledge Management in Medellín, Colombia.
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Discussion Webinar: Global Academic Library Partnerships, and Academic Library Experiences in American University of Afghanistan

by Raymond Pun on Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 05:19 pm

Title: Global Academic Library Partnerships, and Academic Library Experiences in American University of Afghanistan
 
Date: 1/31, Wednesday at 9 am PST, 11 am CST, 12 pm EST 
 
Recorded Link: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/pgk0axc4633c/

Title: Global Academic Library Partnerships, and Academic Library Experiences in American University of Afghanistan
 
Date: 1/31, Wednesday at 9 am PST, 11 am CST, 12 pm EST 
 
Recorded Link: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/pgk0axc4633c/
 
Summary: Interested in learning more about sister library partnerships, global academic library services, and experiences in American University of Afghanistan? Our two speakers will talk respectively on these topics and share how you can be involved in some of these efforts! 
 
Speakers:
 
Mark Mattson is the Global Partnerships and Outreach Librarian at Penn State University. The majority of his work focuses on facilitating international collaboration (including 6 sister library partnerships), libraries involvement in internationalization of the university, service to international students, and service to students studying abroad. He is a member of the IRRT’s International Sister Libraries Committee and the International Connections Committee.
 
Rebecca L. Miller is the founder and principal consultant of BiblioDev, LLC, a consulting firm with the mission of assisting libraries in developing countries, because better libraries lead to better lives. Dr. Miller is passionate about the development of libraries, archives and information centers to foster increasing literacy levels and a culture of reading and research in countries that need it most.  She has spent nearly five years in Afghanistan, where she was the Library Director at the American University of Afghanistan for two years, and has worked on several consultancies and volunteer projects to educate Afghan librarians and improve the level of professional service.  Prior to moving to Afghanistan, she was an Assistant Professor at the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Kentucky, and Program Director at the School of Library and Information Management at Emporia State University.  Currently she resides in Munich, Germany, where her most recent projects have included developing a digital asset management system for a global corporation and conducting research on the information needs of refugees.  Dr. Miller holds a MLS and PhD in Library Science from Emporia State University (Kansas, USA), and a MA in Diplomacy from the Patterson School, University of Kentucky (Kentucky, USA).
 
Thanks,
Ray
Co-convener of ACRL International Perspectives 2017-2018

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Discussion ACRL International Perspectives Webinar: Taking Your MLS Abroad!

by Raymond Pun on Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 07:19 pm

The ACRL International Perspectives Discussion Group invites you to join Kate Holvoet and Lara Phillips for an informative webinar based on their recent publication, "Taking Your MLIS Abroad." 
 

The ACRL International Perspectives Discussion Group invites you to join Kate Holvoet and Lara Phillips for an informative webinar based on their recent publication, "Taking Your MLIS Abroad." 
 
The presenters will outline different opportunities for librarians who are interested in pursuing international librarianship, while also guiding you through the process of moving and living abroad. This is the perfect opportunity to get answers to all of your questions about international librarianship. 

 
Speakers: Kate Holvoet and Lara Phillips 

Date/Time: 3/29, Wednesday at 10 am PST, 12 pm CST and 1 pm EST 

 
Recorded Webinar: https://youtu.be/PsCqMhoYunY

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Discussion Webinar: Academic Korean Librarianship: An Overview

by Raymond Pun on Fri, Nov 3, 2017 at 08:48 pm

Title: Academic Korean Librarianship: An Overview

Recorded Webinar Link:https://youtu.be/GOT1U1ndJfo

Title: Academic Korean Librarianship: An Overview

Recorded Webinar Link:https://youtu.be/GOT1U1ndJfo

Abstract: This webinar will feature two academic librarians in Seoul and an academic librarian from Princeton University to provide an overview of academic librarianship in South Korea today. From interlibrary loan services to researching North Korea, they will provide cultural and social contexts of their institutions, and discuss the current state of and trends in academic librarianship in South Korea. 

 

Speakers: 

Yujin Hong, Public Services Librarian, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea

Minsun Kim, Academic Librarian, Sogang University, Seoul, South Korea

(slides attached)

Peter Bae, Head of of Scholarly Content Procurement, Delivery and Service, Princeton University (Slides)

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Discussion Webinar: Language minorities = 404 page not found

by Raymond Pun on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 01:17 pm

Title: Language minorities = 404 page not found 
 
Date/Time: 10/12, Thursday at 10 am PST/12 pm CST/1 pm EST
 
Recorded Webinar Link: https://youtu.be/RZRnNDkToRw

Title: Language minorities = 404 page not found 
 
Date/Time: 10/12, Thursday at 10 am PST/12 pm CST/1 pm EST
 
Recorded Webinar Link: https://youtu.be/RZRnNDkToRw

Abstract and Speaker: Laurie Bridges, Instruction and Outreach Librarian, will talk about the situation of linguistic diversity on the internet. The fact that most of the content is accessible in only the most frequently spoken languages in the world is obviously an obstacle for universal freedom of access to information but also for freedom of expression. Indeed, an opinion expressed in English has a far bigger audience and therefore more weight, than an opinion expressed in an infrequent native language. What is the situation regarding these issues today (facts and figures)? Are there projects going on around the world to address this issue? Did social media bring some progress since the 2000’s?

Note: This presentation was sponsored by IFLA's FAIFE Committee (Freedom to Access Information and Freedom of Expression)

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Discussion Summer Webinar: Library/Information Sciences (LIS) Research Experiences in Central Asia

by Raymond Pun on Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 05:51 pm

Webinar Title: Library/Information Sciences Research Experiences in Central Asia
 
Date/Time: August 7, Monday at 9 am PST / 11 am CST / 12 pm EST
 
Recorded Link: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/pda3bzk3o4hj/
 

Webinar Title: Library/Information Sciences Research Experiences in Central Asia
 
Date/Time: August 7, Monday at 9 am PST / 11 am CST / 12 pm EST
 
Recorded Link: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/pda3bzk3o4hj/
 
Summary: This webinar will cover experiences from academic librarians who have spent time working/conducting LIS research in Central Asia. From Kazakhstan to Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia is a growing region with vast opportunities for research engagement. Learn more about the speakers' research experiences and interests in the region!
 
Speakers:
Celia Emmelhainz, Anthropology and Qualitative Research Librarian at UC Berkeley
 

Anita Walz, Open Education, Copyright & Scholarly Communication Librarian at Virginia Tech served as a Fulbright Specialist Fellow at American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in April 2017. In this brief presentation she will discuss the Fulbright Specialist program, her approach to serving as a specialist/consultant on open education and open educational resources, observations about libraries in newly democratic post-soviet Kyrgyzstan. She will also discuss the goals of a collaborative research project undertaken with Director of the University Library at the American University of Central Asia. 
 
Dr. Jyldyz Bekbalaeva is the Director of Library, University of Central Asia.
 

Thanks,
Ray & Meggan
ACRL International Perspectives Co-Conveners 2017-2018

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Discussion ACRL International Perspectives Webinar: Cuba Library Exchange Program - Webinar Recorded

by Raymond Pun on Mon, May 15, 2017 at 02:56 pm

Recording:

Name: ACRL DG IPARL: ALA Cuba Library Exchange Program

Recording of the May 15, 2017, ACRL DG IPARL: ALA Cuba Library Exchange Program

URL: https://youtu.be/UU1XSz0hYYs

Recording:

Name: ACRL DG IPARL: ALA Cuba Library Exchange Program

Recording of the May 15, 2017, ACRL DG IPARL: ALA Cuba Library Exchange Program

URL: https://youtu.be/UU1XSz0hYYs

Summary: Interested in hearing about Cuba and its library services? Join us for this presentation to hear from a few librarians who went to Cuba recently to participate in ALA's Exchange program and visited national, public and school libraries and Cuba's International Book Fair in February 2017! If you are planning to go to Cuba in the future, you may find this webinar to be helpful! Webinar will also be recorded. 

Speakers: Nancy Coradin, Coordinator, Multi-language Collections and Services
Westchester Library System; Diana Lennon, Librarian II, Spanish Speaking, Greenburgh Public Library

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Discussion Past Webinars: Library Diversity Initiatives and Global Services in Librarianship

by Raymond Pun on Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 02:15 pm

 
Recording for Webinar 1:  http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p2139ttua0l/
 

 
Recording for Webinar 1:  http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p2139ttua0l/
 

Title: Supporting Diversity, International Students and Inclusivity at Fresno State: Student Engagements Programs and Collaborations 
 
Speaker:
Raymond Pun is the first year student success librarian in Fresno State. He previously worked in NYU Shanghai and NYPL as a reference librarian. 

 
Summary: Interested in learning ways to engage with international students? This webinar will offer examples on international student engagement from librarians at Fresno State in California. At Fresno State, a special library committee called "Library Diversity Committee" support international student through a program called "International Coffee Hour" series where international students give presentations about their home countries to the public in the Library each week of the semester; librarians and staff bring our resources, encourage engagements and participations. This committee made up of staff/faculty to promote diversity and inclusivity awareness in the library and around campus.  

Recording for Webinar 2: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p9s277oleva/

 
Title: Global Librarianship Services
 
Presenters: 

  • Dan Perkins (Global Services Librarian at NYU)
  • Lindsay Wharton (Extended Campus and Distance Services Librarian at Florida State University)  
  • Hong Cheng (Global Services Librarian at University of Cincinnati) 

 
Abstract: As the opportunities and challenges raised by globalization become more a part of people’s everyday lives, colleges and universities are committed to providing their students with academic opportunities on a global scale. This has led academic libraries to focus their efforts on meeting the needs of their students and faculty at global campuses and study abroad sites. Also under the same trend, the number of global services/education librarians is on the rise with unique responsibilities and experiences. In this panel, we’ll be discussing:

  • the similarities and differences between the global library services programs at our respective sites;

  • the opportunities and challenges we’ve faced, including how to work with partners in headquarters as well as overseas;

  • discuss how global library services may be evolving in the future.

    • Experiences we have had

    • Future trends in global librarianship

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Discussion ALA Annual Program in Chicago - Save the Date 6/24, Saturday @ 10:30 am

by Raymond Pun on Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 02:09 pm

Dear all,

Dear all,

 
We have our international perspectives' discussion program together for this ALA Annual in Chicago. We hope you can join us! 
 
Date/Time: 6/24, Saturday 10:30-11:30 am
 
Location: TBC
 
Title: Research Collaboration and Publishing in the Global Community
 
Program Summary: Learn about new books on global and international librarianship! There will be publishers, authors, editors and librarians in this forum to talk about their experiences on how they were able to publish their books on this emerging trend in higher education. Attendees can learn more about publishing opportunities and about these new books on international/global librarianship!
 
Speakers:
1. Scott Collard (NYU, Bridging World: Emerging Models and Practices of U.S Academic Libraries Around the Globe. ACRL 2016) 
2. Constantia Constantinou (SUNY Stony Brook, International Librarianship: Developing Professional, Intercultural and Educational Leadership. SUNY Press 2017)
3.  Starr Hoffman (UNLV, Dynamic Research Support for Academic Libraries. Facet/ALA 2016)
4. Lian Ruan (UIUC, Academic Library Development and Administration in China. IGI 2016) 
 
Once we have location finalized, we will send that out again. Please let us know if you have any questions!
 
We will also be holding a webinar (or two) in the Spring! Stay tuned for that! 
 
Thank you!
Ray & Meggan
Co-Conveners of ACRL IPARL Discussion Group

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