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Discussion Reference Research Review time!

by Ava Brillat on Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 08:42 am

Hello everyone,

 

Hello everyone,

 

Just a quick reminder to take a look at your journal titles and try to locate articles from the 2014 (Jan to Dec) related to research in reference.  If you are squeezed for time and can’t get to all of your titles, let me know and I’ll be happy to help you out.  Attached are the Reference Research Review guidelines, which have specific instructions on how to construct your annotations.  All annotations will be due to me by May 8th .  Just email them to me and I’ll compile them and send them to Lisa, our wonderful volunteer editor.  Thanks again and feel free to send me an email or give me a call with any questions or concerns.

 

Best,

 

Ava

 

Ava M. Brillat, MLIS

English, Classics, & Theatre Arts Librarian

Richter Library 347B

University of Miami

1300 Memorial Drive

Coral Gables, FL 33124-0320

abrillat@miami.edu

305-284-4058

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Discussion Final title list for the Reference Research Review

by Ava Brillat on Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 08:36 am

Hello everyone,

 

Here's the final list of reviewers and journal titles.  We'll start our review in March with the final annotations due in early May.  Thank you so much for volunteering! If you are not able to review your titles for whatever reason, just let me know.

 

Library Journal -   Shu

Public Libraries – Amanda

RUSQ – Liz                                            

Library Quarterly – David

Portal - Liz

Journal of Academic Librarianship – Ryan

College & Research Libraries – Cindy

Hello everyone,

 

Here's the final list of reviewers and journal titles.  We'll start our review in March with the final annotations due in early May.  Thank you so much for volunteering! If you are not able to review your titles for whatever reason, just let me know.

 

Library Journal -   Shu

Public Libraries – Amanda

RUSQ – Liz                                            

Library Quarterly – David

Portal - Liz

Journal of Academic Librarianship – Ryan

College & Research Libraries – Cindy

Reference Librarian – Lisa

Reference Services Review – Ava

Internet Reference Services Quarterly – Cindy

Library & Information Science Research – Ryan

Library Trends – Shu

First Monday – Lisa

Public Services Quarterly – David

 

Best,

Ava, Chair

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Discussion Time to select journal titles for the Reference Research Review

by Ava Brillat on Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 08:15 am

Hello everyone,

 

Hello everyone,

 

It’s time to get started on reviewing the literature for the Reference Research Review.  Attached, you will find a title list as well as specific instructions for creating annotations.  Please read over the instructions carefully, as they are very detailed.  I know there was a suggestion to search in databases versus the individual journal titles.  We can have a meeting after we’ve completed this review to discuss whether or not we should change the process of creating the bibliography but we don’t really have enough time this year to implement a change.  I’d rather get the review done and then we can have a chance to discuss options for next year.

 

Right now, we’ll need volunteers for each title.  Please pick titles you have access to through your institution.  Once we have all the titles divided up, we’ll start creating annotations.  Please remember that we are only looking for the past year.  Only articles published in 2014 are eligible for review.  Please select your journal titles by February 25th at 5 pm.  Please respond to me with which titles you would like to take. For now, please volunteer for at least 2 titles.

 

Here are the journal titles:

 Library Journal -  
 Public Libraries –
 RUSQ –
 Library Quarterly –
 Portal -
 Journal of Academic Librarianship –
 College & Research Libraries –
 Reference Librarian – Lisa
 Reference Services Review –
 Internet Reference Services Quarterly –
 Library & Information Science Research –
 Library Trends –
 First Monday – Lisa
 Public Services Quarterly –

 

A special thanks to Lisa, who has again selflessly volunteered to edit our annotations!  As always, please email or call me with any questions.  Thank you for working with me on this review.  Again, I know that there is a bit of contention over how to do the review and I promise we’ll have a meeting to discuss it after we have completed the review for this year.  I really appreciate your thoughts and comments!  Your ideas help make this committee better, even if it does take us a bit of time to implement them.  Thank you for your patience!

 

Best,

Ava

 

Ava M. Brillat, MLIS

English, Classics, & Theatre Arts Librarian

Richter Library 347B

University of Miami

1300 Memorial Drive

Coral Gables, FL 33124-0320

abrillat@miami.edu

305-284-4058

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Discussion Reminder: Call for Proposals and Journal Title List

by Ava Brillat on Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 10:29 am

Hello everyone,

 

Just a reminder!  If you have any edits to the Call for Proposals, please send them to me by Friday, February 13th.  Additionally, if you have any titles to add or remove from our journal list, please let me know, also by Friday.  As always, just email me if you have any questions or comments!

 

Best,

Ava

Discussion RSS Research & Stat meeting to pick the speakers tomorrow!

by Ava Brillat on Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 02:38 pm

Hello everyone,

 

Tomorrow is our online meeting! I’ll be on at least 30 minutes beforehand so please feel free to log on to Join.me to make sure that it works for you.  Theoretically, you should be able to just click the link and join.  If you have trouble, you can still call in using one of the numbers in the invitation.  Please call me on my office phone at 305-284-4058 if you have any issues!  I’ll try recording the session for anyone who can’t attend.  Here is  our meeting agenda:

 

Agenda

Hello everyone,

 

Tomorrow is our online meeting! I’ll be on at least 30 minutes beforehand so please feel free to log on to Join.me to make sure that it works for you.  Theoretically, you should be able to just click the link and join.  If you have trouble, you can still call in using one of the numbers in the invitation.  Please call me on my office phone at 305-284-4058 if you have any issues!  I’ll try recording the session for anyone who can’t attend.  Here is  our meeting agenda:

 

Agenda

  1. Decide whether other proposals should be added for consideration.
  2. Decide which proposals to be the top 3 choices, with 2 back-ups.
  3. Discuss the Reference Research Review.
  4. Questions?

 

Thank you so much for your time and work!  I look forward to chatting with you tomorrow!

 

Best,

 

Ava

 

Ava M. Brillat, MLIS

English, Classics, & Theatre Arts Librarian

Richter Library 347B

University of Miami

1300 Memorial Drive

Coral Gables, FL 33124-0320

abrillat@miami.edu

305-284-4058

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Discussion Proposals forthcoming!

by Ava Brillat on Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 12:34 pm

Hello everyone,

 

Hello everyone,

 

I hope you had a restful break!  I apologize for being out of touch but I have been transitioning to my new job.  Unfortunately, my moving has put me a little behind schedule.  I have received the applications for the Research Forum and I'll have them posted to ALA Connect shortly.  I'll let you know when they have been posted and I'll give everyone a few weeks to review and rank the applications.  Since I haven't been able to post the proposals yet, let's move back our virtual meeting until everyone has had a chance to review the proposals first.  Once I've posted the proposals, I'll send out a Doodle poll to re-schedule our January 15th meeting.  Again, I apologize for the set back and I appreciate your patience with me!  In the meantime, please feel free to update your address books with my new contact information.

 

Just as an FYI, after we have chosen our presenters, we'll start work on the Reference Research Review for 2014, which will be our last project for this year, outside of hosting the actual Reference Research Forum during the Annual.  We'll pick which journals we would like to review for the past year and select relevant research articles to be included in the Review.  I'll have more details to come as soon as we've confirmed our presenters.  Thank you so much and I'll be in touch in the next few days once I've posted the proposals!

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Ava M. Brillat, MLIS

English, Classics, & Theatre Arts Librarian

Richter Library

University of Miami

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Discussion Please post the call for proposals on your listservs TODAY!

by Ava Brillat on Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 07:09 am

Hello everyone,

 

Just a reminder to please post a call for proposals by December 12th and another on December 22nd.  By December 29th, I should have all the proposals in and I’ll post them to ALA Connect after removing all the personal information.  Please encourage your colleagues to submit proposals.  Right now, we need to drum up interest.  We still have only a few proposals.  As a reminder, here are the listservs:

 

Hello everyone,

 

Just a reminder to please post a call for proposals by December 12th and another on December 22nd.  By December 29th, I should have all the proposals in and I’ll post them to ALA Connect after removing all the personal information.  Please encourage your colleagues to submit proposals.  Right now, we need to drum up interest.  We still have only a few proposals.  As a reminder, here are the listservs:

 

  1. BRASS-L Lisa
  2. HISTORY-L Ava
  3. JESS Ava
  4. LARGE-PSD Ava
  5. LIBREF-L  David
  6. MARS-L Shu
  7. NMRT-L  Shu
  8. PUBLIB-L Lisa
  9. RSS-L  Liz
  10. RUSA-L  David
  11. ili-L  Ryan
  12. EBSS Psychology Ava
  13. Suggestions? DIG_REF-L: David; ULS and InfoCommons: Ryan; Collib and Community College Listserv: Liz;

 

 

 

Also, we have a virtual meeting scheduled for January 15th at 10 am EST. 

 

Best,

 

Ava

 

 

Ava M. Iuliano Brillat

Instructional Design Librarian

Florida International University

Green Library 236C

11200 SW 8th Street

Miami, FL 33165

305.348.3137

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Discussion Please post the call for proposals on your listservs!

by Ava Brillat on Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 08:00 am

Hello everyone,

 

I hope everyone had a great holiday with good food and quality time with family and friends!  We’re coming in at the home stretch for proposals!  We’ll be posting two announcements this month.  Please post one by December 12th and another on December 22nd.  By December 29th, I should have all the proposals in and I’ll post them to ALA Connect after removing all the personal information.  Please encourage your colleagues to submit proposals.  At the moment, we have very few submissions. 

 

Hello everyone,

 

I hope everyone had a great holiday with good food and quality time with family and friends!  We’re coming in at the home stretch for proposals!  We’ll be posting two announcements this month.  Please post one by December 12th and another on December 22nd.  By December 29th, I should have all the proposals in and I’ll post them to ALA Connect after removing all the personal information.  Please encourage your colleagues to submit proposals.  At the moment, we have very few submissions. 

 

Just as a reminder, we have a virtual meeting scheduled for January 15th at 10 am EST.  Also, I’ll be leaving FIU on January 2nd and going to the University of Miami on January 8th, so you’ll be getting emails from my new email address in January.  Thank you so much for your work on this committee!!

 

Best,

 

Ava

 

Ava M. Iuliano Brillat

Instructional Design Librarian

Florida International University

Green Library 236C

11200 SW 8th Street

Miami, FL 33165

305.348.3137

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Discussion Update to Research & Statistics Annual Goals

by Ava Brillat on Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 03:13 pm

Hello everyone,

 

Our goals for this year are so far unchanged.  For 2014-2015, the Research & Statistics Committee will complete the following goals:

1. Solicit and review presentations for the Annual Reference Research Forum to be hosted at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference.  The committee will select 3 presentations to be included at the forum during a double-blind process.

2. Review annotations from the previous year and select publications to be included in the 2014 Reference Research Review, which will be distributed online.

 

Hello everyone,

 

Our goals for this year are so far unchanged.  For 2014-2015, the Research & Statistics Committee will complete the following goals:

1. Solicit and review presentations for the Annual Reference Research Forum to be hosted at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference.  The committee will select 3 presentations to be included at the forum during a double-blind process.

2. Review annotations from the previous year and select publications to be included in the 2014 Reference Research Review, which will be distributed online.

 

Thank you for all your hard work!

 

Sincerely,

 

Ava Brillat, Chair

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Discussion Virtual Midwinter Meeting has been scheduled for January 15th at 10 am.

by Ava Brillat on Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Hello everyone,

 

Thank you so much for your speedy responses!  It looks like most of us should be able to meet virtually on January 15th from 10 am -11:30 EST.  I’ll send out an Outlook invitation, if you are using Outlook and would like it on your calendar.  If not, please block that time off on your schedules.  We’ll be discussing the proposals and selecting the speakers for the ALA Annual Reference Research Forum.  We’ll be meeting online, either through Zoom or Join.me and I’ll give you more details as we get closer to the date.  Thanks so much!

 

Hello everyone,

 

Thank you so much for your speedy responses!  It looks like most of us should be able to meet virtually on January 15th from 10 am -11:30 EST.  I’ll send out an Outlook invitation, if you are using Outlook and would like it on your calendar.  If not, please block that time off on your schedules.  We’ll be discussing the proposals and selecting the speakers for the ALA Annual Reference Research Forum.  We’ll be meeting online, either through Zoom or Join.me and I’ll give you more details as we get closer to the date.  Thanks so much!

 

If you haven’t already, please post the announcement for proposals on your listervs before October 31st.  Thank you!

 

Sincerely,

 

Ava

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