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Discussion EBSS Chair's Report, January-June 2016

by Bernadette Lear on Fri, Jun 17, 2016 at 06:26 am

Hi friends --

Here is my report of Chair's activities for January-June 2016. It includes tasks completed and tasks pending. A formal report of EBSS's activities for 2015-2016 will be posted in July.

Bernadette  :)

Event Education Research Libraries Forum

by Christina Cicchetti on Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 04:27 pm

Please join us at ALA Annual for the Education Research Libraries Forum on Friday, June 24, 2:30-4 PM at the Hilton Orlando, Room Lake Sheen. 

The Forum is a discussion of issues of interest to librarians working in the field of education in the research library setting.  While I will have a short list of topics to get us started, any participant is free to propose a topic for discussion.  Topics that have been suggested for this year are K-12 electronic textbooks and data management.  See you there!

Discussion you're invited/call for agenda items: EBSS MW Exec and Adv Cmte Meetings

by Bernadette Lear on Mon, Dec 21, 2015 at 01:52 pm

EBSS will hold its 2016 Midwinter Advisory and Executive Committee meetings via Adobe Connect. Per ALA's open meetings policy, both meetings are open to anyone who wishes to attend. 

EBSS will hold its 2016 Midwinter Advisory and Executive Committee meetings via Adobe Connect. Per ALA's open meetings policy, both meetings are open to anyone who wishes to attend. 

The date for the ADVISORY Committee meeting is Monday, January 11th, 3:00pm EST and the link is: https://meeting.psu.edu/ebssadvmw/

The date for the EXECUTIVE Committee meeting is Wednesday, January 13th, 3:00pmEST and the link is: https://meeting.psu.edu/ebssexecmw/

There is no login, password, or RSVP required.

For descriptions and rosters of these committees, see:http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/ebss/ebsswebsite/ebsscommittees/committees

I am currently compiling the agendas for these meetings. Please contact me no later than 5pm EST on Monday, December 28th if you'd like to add any item to the either agenda. Soon thereafter, agendas and related documents will be posted to EBSS's ALA Connect page, http://connect.ala.org/node/87 .

Looking forward to "seeing" you in a few weeks,

Bernadette  :)
EBSS Chair, 2015-2016

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Event Reference Sources & Services Committee Conference Call

by Christina Cicchetti on Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 04:27 pm

The EBSS Reference Sources and Services Committee will be meeting via conference call.  This is an open meeting and all are welcome to attend.

The call is scheduled to start Friday, November 20th, 2015 3:00PM Eastern Standard Time.

      Dial In Number - 1 (702) 589-8240
      Access Code - 7026816

The EBSS Reference Sources and Services Committee will be meeting via conference call.  This is an open meeting and all are welcome to attend.

The call is scheduled to start Friday, November 20th, 2015 3:00PM Eastern Standard Time.

      Dial In Number - 1 (702) 589-8240
      Access Code - 7026816

I have attached the draft of the meeting's agenda to this email. Please let me know if you have any questions beforehand.

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Event Scholarly Communication Committee mtg

by Ericka Raber on Wed, Sep 23, 2015 at 09:52 am

EBSS Scholarly Communication check-in meeting
Meeting online. Contact ericka-raber@uiowa.edu to join meeting.
Agenda attached.

Event Education Research Libraries Forum

by Christina Cicchetti on Tue, Jul 7, 2015 at 01:04 pm

Event:  Education Research Libraries Forum
Date/Time:  Thursday, July 9, 2-3 PM CDT

Event:  Education Research Libraries Forum
Date/Time:  Thursday, July 9, 2-3 PM CDT

URL: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r5xg3me8r27/
Access:  Anyone with the URL for the meeting can enter the room

Due to feedback from several people who would have been traveling on the day the Forum was originally scheduled, I have rescheduled the Education Research Libraries Forum.  I hope this will make it easier for people to attend!


The meeting of the Education Research Libraries Forum has traditionally been held annually on Friday afternoon at the summer ALA conference.  It does not include a program, but is a discussion that focuses on topics of interest to librarians working with education collections.
This year's Forum will be a virtual meeting shortly after ALA in San Francisco.  If you work in an education research library, we hope that you will join us.  While I will have a list of possible discussion topics to get us started, any participant is free bring up a topic he or she wishes to discuss.  The discussions are always varied, and inevitably interesting, so I hope you will make time to join us.

Please review the following tips designed to provide you with a successful meeting experience:

1.       Adobe Connect has recently updated their software. When you log-in, you may notice a screen asking you to install the add-in. If you click “yes,” the update will install in about 20-30 seconds. You may need to complete the audio setup wizard after installing the add-in.
2.       Use Firefox, if possible -- Internet Explorer and Chrome seem to have some issues.
3.       Make certain you have an updated version of Flash.
4.       Only use PDF or PPT files.
5.       You will need a headset for VoIP. If you are using a machine with a built-in microphone, you will need to disable the built-in microphone and enable the microphone on your headset (a USB headset is best).
6.       Once you enter Adobe Connect (you will sign in as a guest -- so no log-in is needed), you will need to click on the speaker and microphone icons to activate -- both need to be GREEN.
7.       Please allow a few minutes to get in and test your audio, etc. before the start time.
8.       To test audio, click on ‘Meeting’ in upper left corner. Choose the audio set-up wizard. Click through every step, making sure the dropdown is set to your USB headset, and click through to the very last screen. IMPORTANT: You must click all the way through the audio wizard in order to save your selections.
 
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If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:
·         Test your connection: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm  
·         Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html  

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Event New Leaders Orientation Virtual Meeting - Agenda

by Dana Peterman on Fri, Jun 12, 2015 at 01:58 pm

2015 EBSS New Leaders Orientation, AGENDA
Date: June 15, 2015
Time: 4:00-5:00 pm EDT
Location: Virtual Meeting via GoToMeeting

Connection instructions:
Go to this link from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/458122381

2015 EBSS New Leaders Orientation, AGENDA
Date: June 15, 2015
Time: 4:00-5:00 pm EDT
Location: Virtual Meeting via GoToMeeting

Connection instructions:
Go to this link from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/458122381

You can also dial in using your phone.
+1 (571) 317-3122
Access Code: 458-122-381

NOTES:

  • If you’ve never used gotomeeting before, arrive early for a download process
  • You’ll want to have a computer with a speaker/mic setup, or a USB headset

AGENDA:

  1. Welcome and Introductions
    1. Purpose of the virtual meeting
    2. Proposed outcomes of the meeting
    3. Follow-up activities
  2. Welcome to the EBSS Leadership Team
    1. Run through slide deck
  3. Tips for being an effective chair
    1. The EBSS Manual is your friend!
    2. Doing meetings the EBSS way
    3. What the chair does
    4. What I wished I’d known
  4. Discussion
    1. building a community of practice
    2. motivating committee members
    3. encouraging accountability

 

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Discussion EBSS Program at ALA Annual 2015: “Boots on the Ground: Making Academic Libraries Work for Veterans”

by Jodie Borgerding on Thu, May 21, 2015 at 10:37 am

Saturday, June 27th
1:00-2:30 PM
The Moscone Center, Room 3018 (W)

Presenters:
Eduardo Tinoco, Associate University Librarian and Business Librarian, University of Southern California, University Park Campus
Jared Hoppenfeld, Business Librarian / Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University

Saturday, June 27th
1:00-2:30 PM
The Moscone Center, Room 3018 (W)

Presenters:
Eduardo Tinoco, Associate University Librarian and Business Librarian, University of Southern California, University Park Campus
Jared Hoppenfeld, Business Librarian / Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University

Description:
Large numbers of veterans enrolled in academic institutions using educational benefits provided through the “Post-9/11 GI Bill” remain an invisible library constituency. To highlight what we do to help, current librarian and former U.S. Army Ranger, Eduardo Tinoco, presents an environmental scan of veteran services at academic institutions. Then, Jared Hoppenfeld, a business librarian, describes library support given to the national Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) program, designed to create small business owners.

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Event EBSS Current Topics Discussion: Assessing Pre-Service Teachers’ Information Literacy Skills

by Mary Feeney on Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 05:35 pm

Dear EBSS Colleagues:
 
Please join us for the online EBSS Current Topics Discussion “Assessing Pre-Service Teachers’ Information Literacy Skills” on December 17.  
 
Date: Wednesday, December 17
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m. Central

Dear EBSS Colleagues:
 
Please join us for the online EBSS Current Topics Discussion “Assessing Pre-Service Teachers’ Information Literacy Skills” on December 17.  
 
Date: Wednesday, December 17
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m. Central
Access at: https://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?MTID=ed0fd4515f6a2b4ed2ead51cf02e31c9e

(Note that the session will be recorded and shared later with the list.) 


Topic: 
Assessing Pre-Service Teachers’ Information Literacy Skills
 
Presenters:
·         Rachel Wadham, Education and Juvenile Collections Librarian, Brigham Young University
·         Suzanne Julian, Information Literacy Librarian, Brigham Young University
·         Jennifer Wimmer, Faculty, Teacher Education, Brigham Young University
 
Today information literacy is critical especially for students as they prepare to enter professional careers.  For a program that prepares classroom teachers, tying information literacy instruction to professional preparation is critical.  This presentation will discuss the findings and outcomes of a project done in the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University to determine how to tie information literacy to the professional curriculum. In the many information literacy studies, few have connected the assessment of skills to program improvements.  This study sought to fill that gap by first assessing students’ skill levels and then using this data to direct changes in coursework, structures, instruction, and pedagogy within the School of Education and Harold B. Lee Library.  This cross disciplinary study, conducted by experts in the library and from the School of Education, used the iSkills assessment, an outcomes-based assessment that measures students’ ability to think critically in a digital environment through a range of real-world tasks (ets.org/iskills).  The data gathered from this test and from subsequent focus groups yielded important information about current student’s abilities that will allow Brigham Young University’s School of Education to determine what learning outcomes can be improved to help increase information literacy.  The presenters will discuss the accuracy and usability of the iSkills test in assessing the information literacy of students studying to become teachers at Brigham Young University.  Second, describe what the assessment revealed about the skill level and deficiencies of these students. Third, describe how based upon the data collected, learning outcomes, coursework, and pedagogy designed to improve information literacy is being imbedded in instruction in the School of Education and Harold B. Lee Library.
 
Connection Tips:
1. Prior to accessing the meeting, you will need to have the most up-to-date version of Java downloaded. 
2. Attendees will need a USB headset (and an Internet connection) to utilize the VoIP feature. It is recommend that all attendees have headsets with microphones available. If you are using a machine with a built-in microphone, you will need to disable the built-in microphone and enable the microphone on your headset (a USB headset is best).
3. Please allow a few minutes to get in and test your audio, etc. before the start time. Early login for tech setup and troubleshooting is suggested. The WebEx meeting room will open 15 minutes before the presentation begins.
4. If attendees have any difficulties accessing the meeting, they can call WebEx’s tech support number at 877-469-3239.
 
If you have never attended WebEx Event before:

 
If you have any questions, contact your EBSS Members-at-Large Jennifer Harvey (harvejs@bgsu.edu) or Mary Feeney (mfeeney@email.arizona.edu). We hope you will join us for this interesting presentation and discusssion!

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Discussion EBSS Activities at 2014 ALA Annual meeting

by Scott Collard on Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 04:50 pm

Hi EBSSers, and apologies in advance for duplication and a long email!

Hi EBSSers, and apologies in advance for duplication and a long email!


Amazingly, we're only a little over a month away. I wanted to send out some information about EBSS activities at the conference, so folks can start putting together their schedules.
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COMMITTEE MEETINGS

First, as usual, the majority of our committees meet at our consolidated meeting on Saturday morning. Here is a basic outline for that meeting:

  • All-Committees Meeting.
    Sat June 28, 08:30 to 11:30am: LVH-Pavilion 11

This meeting is broken down as follows, unless your committee arranges differently:

  • 8:30-9:00: New leaders Orientation (for folks who will be new committee chairs for 2014-2015)
  • 9:00-9:15: Break and breakfast - EBSS will have light breakfast snacks (but bring your own coffee!)
  • 9:15-10:45: Welcome and then committee meetings
  • 10:45-11:15: Reporting out and wrap up

A few committees meet outside of the consolidated meeting. (If you don't see your Committee listed below, that means you are at the consolidated meeting above):

  • Education Research Libraries Forum.
    Friday June 27, 02:30 to 04:00 pm: BALLY-Bronze 1

  • Curriculum Materials Committee.
    Sunday June 29, 08:30 to 10:00 am: LVCC-N230

  • Social Work/Social Welfare Committee Meeting.
    Sunday June 29, 08:30 to 10:00 am: LVCC-N238

  • Conference Program Planning - San Francisco 2015 Committee Meeting.
    Sunday June 29, 10:30 to 11:30 am: LVCC-N223

And two EBSS committee meetings for the Executive committee and the Advisory Committee (Exec+current chairs of the EBSS Committees):

  • Advisory Council.
    Sunday June 29, 03:00 to 04:00 pm: BALLY-Palace 1

  • Executive Committee Meeting.
    Monday June 30, 08:30 to 10:00 am: LVCC-N221

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EVENTS and PROGRAMS
Tthere are lots of great events and programs sponsored by EBSS:

  • EBSS Program:"Supporting Community Transformation: Becoming a Community-Engaged Academic Library."
    Saturday June 28, 01:00 to 02:30 pm: LVCC-S229
  • Research Committee Poster Forum.
    Saturday June 28, 03:00 to 04:00 pm: LVCC-S220
  • ERIC Presentation.
    Sunday June 29, 01:00 to 02:30 pm: PARIS-Burgundy

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EBSS MEMBERS' PRESENTATIONS, PROGRAMS, ETC.

A sampling of great presentations from our incredibly active community.

  • Jennifer Fabbi/Lesley Farmer will present on:
    “Common Core State Standards and General Education: Information Literacy Connects the Dots”

    Saturday, June 28, 1:00
    to 2:30 pm: LVCC-N253
  • Mona Anne Niedbala will give a poster entitled:
    ''Tailor it to their needs and they will come: Designing information literacy instruction for large class settings''

    Saturday, June 28, 2:30
    to 4:00 pm: LVCC, Exhibit Hall, Table 4
  • Rachel Wadham will give a poster entitled:
    "So You Think You are Information Literate?: Assessing Pre-Service Teachers Information Literacy Skills"

    Saturday, June 28, 2:30
    to 4:00 pm: LVCC, Exhibit Hall, Table 17
  • Lesley Farmer will give an poster for WGSS on:
    “Technology Impact on New Adult Behavior about Health Information: Focus on Gender Issues"

    Saturday, 6/28 at 4:00
    to 5:00 pm: LVCC-N115
  • Joyce Garczynski will present on:
    “Are You Taking a Gamble on Your Academic Library Career by Having a Baby (or Two)?” a session that explores what the research says about the impact of having children on an individual’s academic library career.

    Monday, June 30, 10:30
    to 11:30 am: LVCC-N258
  • Anne Driscoll, Cynthia Crosser, Karen Downing, Qunying Li, Robyn Reid will present an Ignite Monday session on:
    "Campus Collaborations!"

    Monday, June 30, from 11:30 am
    to 12:00 noon: LVCC-N239/241

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Hope to see you at these great sessions!

Thanks,

sc
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Scott Collard
Social Sciences Collections Coordinator
Librarian for Education and Linguistics
Collections and Research Services
Bobst Library, New York University
scott.collard@nyu.edu
212.992.9240

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