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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
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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.
This group is just now forming. A mission statement with outcomes will be developed soon.
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This is where we'll meet virtually and in real-time to test ALA Connect with accessible devices.
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.
Charge: To provide an opportunity for participants to exchange views on leadership and management issues in college libraries.
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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.
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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.
To bring together individuals who are interested in exploring the relationship between the digital humanities and libraries.
To bring together individuals who are actively engaged in the planning for, oversight of, and/or provision of data services within academic libraries.
To provide a collaborative forum for discussing support for open research and reproducibility within academic and research libraries.
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To provide a collaborative forum for developing innovative ways of supporting the research data lifecycle within academic and research libraries.
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To provide a collaborative forum for discussion about data visualization and related topics, including how academic and research libraries provide support for visualization.
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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.
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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