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Discussion Link to YouTube record of 'How Patron Bashing is Killing our Spirit" virtual forum, April 11, 2017

by Brad Warren on Fri, May 12, 2017 at 09:23 am

Thanks so much for your patience with me posting the link to the youtube recording of our ACRL Virtual Forum on April 11, 2017 titled, “How Patron Bashing is Killing our Spirit.”  You can access the recording, accompanying chat, and further reading list of the virtual forum from the link below.  Many thanks to Samantha Minnis and Matt Smith for their thoughtful and engaging program.  If you have an idea for a future virtual forum or are interested in presenting, please contact me as we plan programming for FY18.

Thanks so much for your patience with me posting the link to the youtube recording of our ACRL Virtual Forum on April 11, 2017 titled, “How Patron Bashing is Killing our Spirit.”  You can access the recording, accompanying chat, and further reading list of the virtual forum from the link below.  Many thanks to Samantha Minnis and Matt Smith for their thoughtful and engaging program.  If you have an idea for a future virtual forum or are interested in presenting, please contact me as we plan programming for FY18.

Recording:

Name:ACRL Access Services IG: How Patron Bashing is Killing our Spirit Virtual Forum

Recording of the April 11, 2017, ACRL Access Services IG: How Patron Bashing is Killing our Spirit Virtual Forum.

URL: https://youtu.be/EAvYy3pfrz0

Patron Bashing Resources Further Reading

 

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Event Virtual Forum on Student Employment

by Brad Warren on Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 12:56 pm

As the work in Access Services evolves, student employment roles and practices need to be continuously examined. Reconsider your Access Service department’s student employment model during this virtual forum facilitated by Brian Merry and Kristin Meyer from Grand Valley State University.

As the work in Access Services evolves, student employment roles and practices need to be continuously examined. Reconsider your Access Service department’s student employment model during this virtual forum facilitated by Brian Merry and Kristin Meyer from Grand Valley State University. Participants will be introduced to the enhanced role student employees fill within GVSU’s single service desk environment and will identify new approaches to student recruiting, training, and performance evaluation. This session is meant for student supervisors as well as Access Services department heads/administrators.

 

In order to participate, you will need to register ahead of time.  You can register by clicking on the following link ahead of time:

 https://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?MTID=e9c70d1ef794014fcd08b726b328b6ab8

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Event Behind the Scenes tour of GSU's Access Services Department at Midwinter

by Brad Warren on Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 09:41 am

I am excited to share that Denita Hampton, Manager of the User Services & Technology Support at Georgia State University, has graciously agreed to host a behind-the-scenes tour of GSU’s access services department from 10-11am on Monday, January 23rd.  Georgia State is within walking distance of the conference center or easily accessible from MARTA with a short walk to the library.  Details:

 

I am excited to share that Denita Hampton, Manager of the User Services & Technology Support at Georgia State University, has graciously agreed to host a behind-the-scenes tour of GSU’s access services department from 10-11am on Monday, January 23rd.  Georgia State is within walking distance of the conference center or easily accessible from MARTA with a short walk to the library.  Details:

 

  • What:  Behind the scenes tour of GSU’s access services department
  • When:  10-11am, Monday, January 23rd
  • Where:  Georgia State University Library, 100 Decatur St. SE, Atlanta, GA
  • Directions:  Denita will meet participants at the convention center Registration Area that morning, leaving to walk to the GSU library promptly at 9:40am.  It is straight down Marietta Street for about 5 blocks.  GSU has street banners, when visitors approach, so you will know you’ve reached the main campus.
    • Alternatively, if you wish to take MARTA and meet the group at the library, get on the MARTA train at the Dome/GWCC/Arena/CNN Center (one station for these venues)- the eastbound trains (Blue/Green) go to GSU-it’s a 5 minute ride!  At the GSU train stop, leave via the Piedmont Street side, turn right, and then turn left at the light.  The library is half a block on the left side.  There will be staff person or at the very least, signage, directly visitors to the library.  Also, here is the website https://library.gsu.edu/
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Discussion Call for articles for special issue of the Journal of Access Services

by Brad Warren on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 08:56 am

Please share, distribute and consider submitting for this special issue of the Journal of Access Services:

 

What is the role of textbooks in today’s libraries?

Please share, distribute and consider submitting for this special issue of the Journal of Access Services:

 

What is the role of textbooks in today’s libraries?

Like the cost of journal subscriptions, the price for textbooks have been increasing.  Unlike journals, students feel an immediate financial burden when the time comes to purchase their course textbooks.  Universities and libraries have recognized this and many are doing interesting things to address this issue.  The increased popularity of Open Educational Resources (OER) and other similar endeavors provides us with an opportunity to share those stories.  But I know there are other stories out there to share.  The Journal of Access Services is seeking manuscripts for an upcoming special issue that will address the role and impact of textbooks within libraries.  This special issue will be comprised of case studies from a variety of types of libraries and hopefully a guest editorial. 

Submissions may focus on, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Impact of textbooks on course reserves
  • Designing unique textbook programs within a library
  • Interlibrary loan and textbooks – how do libraries handle this?
  • Assessment studies on textbook use within a library
  • Collaborations/partnerships with faculty/bookstore/student services regarding textbook access
  • OER or similar programs – how were they developed and what was the impact on library users/staff?
  • What is the future of the textbook in libraries?

I’m very excited to see what is happening in this area and look forward to sharing a great topical issue with all of you! 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me about this particular topic or any other possible submissions.

FYI – while this will be an upcoming special topic issue, we are always reviewing submissions for other related topics for other upcoming issues.

 

Thank you,
David McCaslin, editor

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Event First Meeting of Access Services Interest Group

by Brad Warren on Fri, May 13, 2016 at 01:03 pm

ALA Annual meeting of the ACRL Access Services Interest Group.  To be held at:

 

OCCC (Conference Center), June 25th, 3-4pm, W205

To provide a broad framework for discussing topics and exploring areas of development in the field of Access Services including, but not limited to, circulation, information services, reserves, resource sharing, stacks maintenance, student worker supervision, leadership/management, remote storage, and security. To develop and sponsor programs that foster education and training opportunities, encourage networking and sharing of initiatives, and contribute to and promote an understanding of access services activities.  To provide a national stage for library workers in access services and enhance the overall development of access services conversations and programs within ACRL.

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