Charge: To provide a forum for assessment librarians – and those with responsibility for, and interest in, library assessment – to discuss methods, training, results, impact, institutional needs and challenges, and seek solutions to common problems faced by the library assessment community.
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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 to discuss copyright issues that confront those working in academic and research libraries.
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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.
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: A discussion forum for academic librarians to discuss hip hop information literacy and how it aligns with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
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Charge: To facilitate the exchange of emerging trends and effective practices related to human resource management and organizational development and to support the network and professional development of individuals with these responsibilities in academic and research libraries. Topics include: recruitment and retention; performance management; organizational climate, culture, and effectiveness; promotion and tenure systems; strategic planning; relationship building with library leadership and across organizations.
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Charge: To provide a forum for discussion of current trends, practices, and challenges related to working with non-English language services, vernacular resources, and linguistics materials in academic libraries. To provide a supportive network facilitating mentorship, idea sharing, and collaboration on language topics among librarians with diverse functions and specializations. To highlight the importance of academic libraries' language collections and services both on campus and in the broader community.
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Charge: Provides a forum for conversation, communication and collaboration about leadership and management issues important to academic librarians.
Charge: This discussion group will be open to all who wish to share knowledge about information commons/learning commons. It is very important to begin this discussion group when the concept of the information commons is still in its formative stages, since this time period will provide a resource for newly opened commons to share their experiences and to track the evolution of more established commons. This discussion group will provide a forum at the annual meetings where librarians who are involved with or interested in information commons/learning commons can learn about and foster ideas pertinent to the concept of the information commons/learning commons. Meetings of the discussion group will give an opportunity to share new developments at individual facilities, innovative service implementations, present successful projects, and understand current trends in the field.
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Charge: To provide a forum for the discussion of issues as they relate to very small libraries, including dealing with small staff, scaling library trends and initiatives to tiny institutions, budget limitations, and other professional topics.
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.
A forum to discuss issues related to philosophical, religious, and theological studies librarianship.
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Charge: To discuss methods, best practices, and assessment for developing case-by-case and programmatic efforts related to student retention.
Charge: To promote communication among undergraduate librarians by providing a forum for regular discussion of current issues related to provision of library services to undergraduate students at research universities.
Charge: The Scholarly Communication Discussion Group is an informal and in-depth discussion of one or more hot topics that impact Open Access initiatives and the many related opportunities which aim to advance the dissemination of scholarship without economical, legislative or technical barriers.
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