ACRL Communities of Practice Assembly

ALA AC 2015 Online Scheduler

  • 1.  ALA AC 2015 Online Scheduler

    Posted May 19, 2015 11:40 AM

    Dear ACRL CoPA Leaders,

    Below are some helpful features pertaining to the ALA Annual Conference online scheduler now available at Please take a moment to look at the features available along the left-hand navigation and feel free to experiment with building your schedules. 

    How to cancel a session: If you would like to cancel a session, please let me know and I will work with conference services to get your session canceled. To view all canceled sessions, click on the “Canceled Sessions” tab on the left hand navigation. 

    How to modify a session description: If you would like to edit a session description, please email me the appropriate details. The onsite program book has already gone to press, but we can still update the online scheduler. 

    Adding documents/session notes: If you would like to add documents or comments to a session, please login to the scheduler and click on the session. Click “Add new comment” to add notes or documents to a session.  Please upload agendas or other relevant meeting documents in order to make them available to session participants. You can view a complete list of all sessions that have documents available under the “Sessions with Handouts” tab on the left-hand navigation pane.    

    Notifications: Once a session is added to your schedule, you can choose to be notified via email when any updates to the session are made including cancelations, uploaded documents, and meeting detail changes. 

    Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

    Thank you,

    Elois Sharpe

    Program Coordinator

    Association of College & Research Libraries

    50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611

    T: 312-280-5277; F: 312-280-2520




  • 2.  RE: ALA AC 2015 Online Scheduler

    Posted Jun 12, 2015 11:22 AM
    Hi Elois,
    Can you please add this descriptive information to the online scheduler for the AFAS Research Forum? The theme/title for this year's Forum is "African Americans in the West".

    Resources for the Study of the African in New Mexico, Akilah S. Nosakhere,  New Mexico State University Carlsbad
    This presentation will highlight contemporary and classic resources and identify key researchers and institutions for researchers seeking to expand the historical record to include the African legacy in the New Mexico Territory and the American West. General references will be provided to resources chronicling the African experience in New Spain (the Americas) examining the multifaceted experience of the African in the American West.

    Insurers of the Dream: Records of a People and Their Business,  Kelly Besser and Megan Hahn Fraser, University of California, Los Angeles
    The Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company was founded in 1925 in Los Angeles with a mission to provide dignified employment for African Americans and to provide them with insurance protection. Golden State Mutual operated for eighty-four years and grew to become one of the largest Black-owned companies in the United States.  The company records were donated to UCLA Library Special Collections (LSC) in 1986. This presentation will include highlights of the collection, discuss appraisal, accession and arrangement challenges, and discuss how the collection has been used to gain insight into economic, educational, cultural and social justice issues central to the history of African Americans in Los Angeles.

    Putting African American History on the Map: Using Clio to Connect the Public to Historic Sites and Library Resources, David J. Trowbridge, Marshall University
    This presentation will introduce Clio, a free website and mobile application that connects the public with thousands of historical sites throughout the United States. Trowbridge’s work focusses on race in the American West from the Civil War to the 1930, with an emphasis on black pioneers who traveled to the West in the aftermath of Reconstruction. In addition to dozens of entries related to this work, Clio includes hundreds of entries that preserve and share the history of schools, churches, and other black institutions throughout the West and in communities throughout the United States.

    Thank you!
    Malaika Grant, 2014-15 ACRL-AFAS Chair

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