All ALA Communities

2016 ALSC National Institute  

  last person joined 10 months ago

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21st Century Skills Discussion Group  

  last person joined 9 days ago

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508ers  

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

 

  last person joined one month ago

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About ALA  

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.

 

 

  last person joined 13 days ago

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Accessibility Subgroup of the DCWG  

This group is just now forming.  A mission statement with outcomes will be developed soon.

  last person joined 10 months ago

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Accessibility Testing  

This is where we'll meet virtually and in real-time to test ALA Connect with accessible devices.

  last person joined 8 months ago

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ACRL Balancing Baby and Book Discussion Group  

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.

  last person joined one year ago

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ACRL Continuing Education/Professional Development Discussion Group  

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.

  last person joined 9 days ago

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ACRL Copyright Discussion Group  

Charge: To provide a forum to discuss copyright issues that confront those working in academic and research libraries.

  last person joined 6 days ago

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ACRL DSS Data Information Literacy Discussion Group  

To provide a collaborative forum for discussion about data information literacy in academic and research libraries.

  last person joined 21 days ago

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ACRL DSS Digital Collections Discussion Group  

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 13 days ago

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ACRL DSS Digital Humanities Discussion Group  

To bring together individuals who are interested in exploring the relationship between the digital humanities and libraries.

  last person joined 3 days ago

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ACRL DSS Numeric and Geospatial Data Services Discussion Group  

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

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ACRL DSS Open Research Discussion Group  

To provide a collaborative forum for discussing support for open research and reproducibility within academic and research libraries.

  last person joined 21 days ago

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ACRL DSS Research Data Management Discussion Group  

To provide a collaborative forum for developing innovative ways of supporting the research data lifecycle within academic and research libraries.

  last person joined 10 months ago

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ACRL DSS Visualization Discussion Group  

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 3 months ago

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ACRL First Year Experience Discussion Group  

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

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ACRL Heads of Public Services Discussion Group  

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.

  last person joined one year ago

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ACRL Hip Hop Librarian Consortium Discussion Group  

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.

  last person joined 13 days ago

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ACRL International Perspectives on Academic and Research Libraries Discussion ...  

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 23 days ago

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