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Event ALA Annual Discussion Forum, Sunday June 26th, 3-4pm, Hilton

by Erin Hvizdak on Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 02:59 pm

The Committee on Multilingual Library Services (RUSA-RSS) will be holding a discussion forum at ALA Annual:

Date: Sunday, June 26th

Time: 3-4pm

Place: Hyatt Regency Orlando, Bayhill 31 & 32

The Committee on Multilingual Library Services (RUSA-RSS) will be holding a discussion forum at ALA Annual:

Date: Sunday, June 26th

Time: 3-4pm

Place: Hyatt Regency Orlando, Bayhill 31 & 32

The committee is in the beginning stages of revising ALA’s Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Multilingual Collections and Services, found here: http://www.ala.org/rusa/resources/guidelines/guidemultilingual. We’re interested in hearing from you on how you use these guidelines in your daily practice. What has proven beneficial? What could be improved? Additionally, we want to know: If you don't use them, why not? What do you use instead?

We’d also like this to be a space for you to exchange ideas, project information, and resources you use when working with multilingual populations and collections. We are considering creating an accompanying toolkit to the guidelines and are hoping to use this time to begin outlining this resource.

If you have any questions, please contact Erin Hvizdak (co-chair of the committee) at erin.hvizdak@wsu.edu.

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Discussion Virtual Meeting Notes - April 13, 2016

by Erin Hvizdak on Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 06:45 pm

Hello all,

Attached you will find the notes/summary from our meeting on April 13, 2016. 

Thank you!

Erin Hvizdak

Discussion Spring Meeting - Committee on Multilingual Library Services

by Erin Hvizdak on Sun, Apr 3, 2016 at 09:11 pm

Hello!

The Committee on Multilingual Library Services will be holding a spring virtual meeting on April 13th. An agenda will be posted ahead of the meeting. All are welcome to call in! Here is the official information:

April 13th, 4pm CENTRAL
Call: 866-714-4933
Passcode: 76286198

Please contact me at erin.hvizdak (at) wsu.edu with any questions. Thank you!

Erin Hvizdak

Discussion Virtual Meeting Minutes, December 16th

by Erin Hvizdak on Mon, Dec 21, 2015 at 06:21 pm

Hello all,

Attached are the (very informal) meeting minutes from our virtual meeting on December 16th. Please let me know if you have questions or corrections!

Erin

Discussion Virtual Meeting Agenda/Topics for Discussion

by Erin Hvizdak on Mon, Dec 14, 2015 at 06:48 pm

Hello,

Here is an agenda - or topics for discussion - for the Multilingual Library Services Committee virtual meeting. The meeting will take place Wednesday, December 16th, at 4pm Central. To call into the meeting, the phone number is 877-922-2496 and the code for entry is 79051364. All are welcome!

Agenda, Wednesday, December 16th, 4pm Central:

Hello,

Here is an agenda - or topics for discussion - for the Multilingual Library Services Committee virtual meeting. The meeting will take place Wednesday, December 16th, at 4pm Central. To call into the meeting, the phone number is 877-922-2496 and the code for entry is 79051364. All are welcome!

Agenda, Wednesday, December 16th, 4pm Central:

  • Introductions
  • Things to accomplish in the coming months
    • What guidelines to revise (both, one or the other, combine)
    • What approach to take to revisions (practical/ideal, resource list)
    • Dividing up the work
    • Any other ideas for projects, approaches
  • Midwinter
    • Sessions to attend - report back to group
    • Informal meet-up
  • Next meeting

Thanks! Questions, email me at erin.hvizdak(at)wsu.edu

Erin

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Discussion Virtual Meeting - December 16th, 4pm Central

by Erin Hvizdak on Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 12:07 pm

Hello all,

The Committee on Multilingual Library Services will hold a teleconference on Wednesday, December 16th at 4pm Central.

An agenda will be posted ahead of the meeting, and will include discussion about updating the guidelines associated with this committee.

To call into the meeting, the phone number is 877-922-2496 and the code for entry is 79051364.

Thank you!

Erin Hvizdak, Co-chair

Discussion Committee on Multilingual Library Services: Goals 2015-16

by Erin Hvizdak on Mon, Sep 7, 2015 at 09:28 pm

In light of our name change from the Committee on Library Services to the Spanish Speaking to the Committee on Multilingual Library Services, the goals for the year are as follows:

1) Review the current guidelines that were created by this committee in previous years: Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Multilingual Collections and Services and Guidelines for Library Services to Spanish-Speaking Library Users. Determine overlap between the guidelines and explore where guidelines from other committees duplicate these efforts. 

In light of our name change from the Committee on Library Services to the Spanish Speaking to the Committee on Multilingual Library Services, the goals for the year are as follows:

1) Review the current guidelines that were created by this committee in previous years: Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Multilingual Collections and Services and Guidelines for Library Services to Spanish-Speaking Library Users. Determine overlap between the guidelines and explore where guidelines from other committees duplicate these efforts. 

2) Reach out to ALA committees and membership at large for feedback on the possible revision of the above-named guidelines. Hold a discussion group at Midwinter (with a synchronous virtual space) and open up an asynchronous virtual space before and after Midwinter. Reach out to similar committees and groups for their direct feedback.

3) Based on reviews and feedback, decide whether or not to revise one or both guidelines, or combine the guidelines. Revise guideline(s) based on this decision.

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Discussion Committee Goals & Activities 2015-16

by Crystal Lentz on Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 01:51 pm

The primary goal of the committee between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015 was to update the committee's name and charge.  

Current Committee Name: Library Services to the Spanish Speaking

Current Committee Charge: To improve library services to the Spanish-speaking and Hispanic culture groups at the local and national levels.

Discussion took place before, during, and after Midwinter and the new name that proposed new name and charge were:

Proposed Name: Committee on Multilingual Library Services

The primary goal of the committee between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015 was to update the committee's name and charge.  

Current Committee Name: Library Services to the Spanish Speaking

Current Committee Charge: To improve library services to the Spanish-speaking and Hispanic culture groups at the local and national levels.

Discussion took place before, during, and after Midwinter and the new name that proposed new name and charge were:

Proposed Name: Committee on Multilingual Library Services

Proposed Charge: To improve library services to multilingual patrons at the local and national levels.

The proposed name and charge were presented the RSS Board during RSS Board I at Annual in San Francisco and both were approved.

Just prior to Annual, a message was sent to RUSA Standards & Guidelines about what needs to happen to update the committee's guidelines in light of the new name and charge.  The update process will get rolling in July or August 2016.

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Discussion Introducing the Committee on Multilingual Library Services

by Crystal Lentz on Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 01:39 pm

At Annual 2015 in San Francisco, the RSS Board approved changing the name of the Library Services to the Spanish Speaking Committee to the Committee on Multilingual Library Services.

The RSS Board also approved changing the committee's charge from "To improve library services to the Spanish-speaking and Hispanic culture groups at the local and national levels" to "To improve library services to multilingual patrons at the local and national levels."

At Annual 2015 in San Francisco, the RSS Board approved changing the name of the Library Services to the Spanish Speaking Committee to the Committee on Multilingual Library Services.

The RSS Board also approved changing the committee's charge from "To improve library services to the Spanish-speaking and Hispanic culture groups at the local and national levels" to "To improve library services to multilingual patrons at the local and national levels."

Committee members realized that there were no other RSS committees focused on a language, so they decided to broaden the scope of the committee and its work to be more inclusive.

Next up is updating the committee's 2 sets of guidelines: "Guidelines for Library Services to Spanish-Speaking Library Users" and "Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Multilingual Collections and Services."

If anyone would like to join the committee and help with updating the guidelines, contact one or both of the committee's co-chairs, Erin Hvizdak (erin.hvizdak@wsu.edu) and Margaret Bly (jfmebly@q.com).

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Event RUSA RSS Library Services to the Spanish Speaking Committee Meeting

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:31 am

Official meeting of RSS Library Services to the Spanish Speaking Committee, held in conjunction with the RSS All-Committee Meeting and Open House.

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To improve library services to the Spanish-speaking and Hispanic culture groups at both the local and national levels.

 

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