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Building a 508-style approach to getting vendors to take more responsibility about accessibility
- Building a more general community of practice for sharing accessibility information, and participating in the larger public sector in doing that
New to ALA? Confused by its structure? Just want to know more about how it became the way it is and how it all works? This is the group for you.
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This group is just now forming. A mission statement with outcomes will be developed soon.
This is where we'll meet virtually and in real-time to test ALA Connect with accessible devices.
A closed working group for curriculum designers of ACRL's IMLS grant project Assesment in Action
Public discussions and
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ACRL Division-Level Committee Public Community Who can Join? ACRL members. Who can see that the community exists?
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To provide a forum for conversation, communication and collaboration about leadership and management issues important to academic librarians.
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To discuss methods, best practices, and assessment for developing case-by-case and programmatic efforts related to student retention.
The ACRL Technical Services Interest Group provides a broad framework for information exchange on current developments and activities related to technical services including, but not limited to, collection development, collection management, acquisitions, metadata services and resource discovery and delivery in academic libraries. In support of the mission of ACRL, the group develops programs and fosters and sponsors education and training opportunities that contribute to and enhance an understanding of acquisitions, metadata services and resource discovery and delivery in academic libraries.
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The ACRL Board Working Group is considering next steps for the Value of Academic Libraries Comprehensive Research, Review, and Report to advance ACRL's Strategic Priority 4: Increase recognition of the value of academic libraries and librarians by leaders in higher education, information technology, funding agencies, and campus decision making.
Members of this closed community will brainstorm ideas to develop the tools or further research suggested by the report to help the profession articulate the value of academic libraries.
At the Fall Executive Committee Meeting, the ACRL Board of Directors reviewed and discussed recommendations from a board working group (Carr, Chabot, Kopecky, and Malone) regarding the Council of Liaisons and how to best manage ACRL’s liaison relationships. Based on that discussion, it was recommended that an expanded working group adding Susan Kroll and Bede Mitchell, chair and vice-chair of the Council of Liaisons, be charged to continue this work.
The charge for the working group is as follows:
Deadline: Midwinter 2010, document deadline is December 15, 2009.
To assist in the planning of the ACRL/LLAMA/ASCLA joint Presidents' Program and to handle all local arrangements.
To provide an open forum for discussion of any aspect of digital projects and programs related to manuscripts, rare books, and other special collections materials. Discussion may include, but is not limited to, digitized or born-digital materials, digitization processes, metadata, access, preservation, outreach, and intellectual property issues.
This moderated community is a collaborative space, intended to facilitate the development of the Adult Literacy Toolkit, to be released 2011-12.
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The American Library Association is beginning work on its next strategic plan, which will cover the period from 2010 to 2015.
An important part of this planning process is the "environmental scan", which consists of gathering and discussing information on the environment within which the association is currently operating and in which it will operate over the next five years.
Lobby to ensure that ALA comprehensively celebrates the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act through collaboration across divisions and member groups.
To advise the Web Editorial Board so that all of the American Library Association’s web presences:
The Advisory Group will:
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