Charge: To create a discussion forum for academic librarians on the challenges and opportunities present in being or preparing to become a parent while continuing to work and/or maintain a career track. The discussion group will be an opportunity to share knowledge and experience about work related issues, for example library and university policies and procedures (leave, tenure, etc), managing expectations of colleagues, and negotiating agreements with supervisors, and parenting related issues, for example finding quality day care, managing yours and your partners expectations, and spending quality time with your child(ren). Discussions at ALA conferences will give participants an opportunity to learn from both experienced parents and new parents while also provide a forum for open conversations with library administrators and colleagues about the positive and negative effects parenthood can have on work performance and career.
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Charge: To provide a forum for issues of current interest for librarians and others abut continuing education for librarians and library staff. Discussions will share information and experiences, and discuss strategies to address common problems in the development of skills and knowledge needed in the fast changing library environment.
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Charge: To provide a forum to discuss copyright issues that confront those working in academic and research libraries.
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To provide a collaborative forum for discussion about data information literacy in academic and research libraries.
last person joined 16 days ago
To provide a collaborative forum for discussion about digital collections and related topics, including how academic and research libraries create digital collections, make them accessible as data, and support the creation of digital collections by faculty and students.
last person joined 8 days ago
To bring together individuals who are interested in exploring the relationship between the digital humanities and libraries.
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To bring together individuals who are actively engaged in the planning for, oversight of, and/or provision of data services within academic libraries.
last person joined 10 months ago
To provide a collaborative forum for discussing support for open research and reproducibility within academic and research libraries.
To provide a collaborative forum for developing innovative ways of supporting the research data lifecycle within academic and research libraries.
To provide a collaborative forum for discussion about data visualization and related topics, including how academic and research libraries provide support for visualization.
last person joined 2 months ago
Charge: To facilitate a platform for discussion and idea exchanges related to the library's role in the new student's first year experience in higher education. This could include, but is not limited to, discussions related to student transition and preparedness issues, transfer student populations, information literacy programs, outreach, and cross campus collaboration. The group could be of interest to any librarians working with this population at a variety of schools such as community colleges, four- year colleges, research universities, and even possibly those working in a K-12 setting.
last person joined 2 years ago
Charge: To provide a forum and opportunity for academic librarians to openly discuss and explore common issues, ideas, problems, and opportunities associated with the administration, management and delivery of public services in academic libraries.
Charge: The International Perspectives on Academic and Research Libraries Discussion Group serves to promote awareness and discussion of the international, transnational, and global dimensions of issues critical to the future of academic and research libraries, to promote comparative study of academic library trends, issues, and operations, and to promote collaboration between academic and research librarians on issues benefiting from an international perspective.
last person joined 18 days ago
Charge: Provides a forum for conversation, communication and collaboration about leadership and management issues important to academic librarians.
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A forum for discussion of current issues and problems related to collections in LIS fields.
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Charge: The Library Support for MOOCs ACRL Discussion Group provides librarians with an opportunity to share information about how libraries are supporting the provision of MOOCs created by their campuses. As more and more academic institutions offer Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), librarians are interested in exploring their roles in this new teaching environment. In discussion lists and blogs, at conferences and meetings, librarians have discussed both the challenges and the opportunities that MOOCs provide and the implications of MOOCs as they relate to intellectual property, fair use, licensing, instructional support for instructors and courses, open source content, and supporting students’ acquisition of research and information literacy skills. The rapid evolution in this area prevents many librarians from keeping abreast of developments on their own. This Discussion Group allows librarians participating in the support and provision of MOOCs to share strategies and resources and also provides an opportunity for networking that could result in collaborations. For librarians not yet involved in MOOCs, the Discussion Group can be a tool for keeping current on the issues.
Charge: To provide assistance in the planning, selection, distribution, and use of electronic media resources and services; to promote the use of electronic media as resources for instruction and scholarly research; to further cooperation among computing services, media departments, and libraries in the academic environment; to encourage and support the scholarly study of media; to support current and continuing education for media librarianship; and to encourage cooperation with other groups, committees, and associations.
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Charge: To further communication regarding the use of the MLA international bibliography in academic libraries through discussion related to: the structure and terminology of the bibliography; the accessibility of print and electronic version of the bibliography; subject coverage of the bibliography; and users' manuals and bibliographic instruction designed for the bibliography.
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Charge: This discussion group is a welcoming place for new members interested in academic and research libraries. This group offers a place to ask questions, make connections with other members, and start off on the right foot. This discussion group also provides the opportunity for experienced librarians to mentor those incoming new faces by answering questions, advertising volunteer opportunities or other events, and offering advice as necessary.
Charge: This group of administrators, who are direct reports to the library director, will meet to discuss topics of interest related to their role within their library and their institution. Discussion topics could include: relationship building with the director/dean; assistant/associate librarian's role in library development; developing partnerships across the institution; strategic planning, budgeting, management and/or personnel issues.
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