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Copyright Discussion Group (ACRL)

Discussion ALA Copyright Webinar--Understanding Rights Reversion

by Carla Myers on Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 08:27 pm

Join copyright attorney Brianna Schofield, Executive Director and Erika Wilson, Communications and Operations Manager from the Authors Alliance on October 5th to learn about rights reversion. Authors who have a rights reversion provision in their contractual agreements with publishers can regain their rights of copyright.

Join copyright attorney Brianna Schofield, Executive Director and Erika Wilson, Communications and Operations Manager from the Authors Alliance on October 5th to learn about rights reversion. Authors who have a rights reversion provision in their contractual agreements with publishers can regain their rights of copyright. By doing so, authors can bring their out-of-print books back in print, deposit them in open access repositories, or otherwise make their works available to the public. This CopyTalk will cover why, when, and how to pursue a reversion of rights, review practical tools and resources, and show how librarians can educate authors about their options to regain rights from publishers and make their works newly available.

Tune in and see if rights reversion is right for you!

Mark your calendars for October 5th, 11am Pacific/ 2pm Eastern for “Rights reversion: restoring knowledge and culture, one book at a time.” Go to http://ala.adobeconnect.com/copytalk/ and sign in as a guest. You’re in.

CopyTalks are FREE and brought to you by OITP’s copyright education subcommittee. Archived webinars can be found here.

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NMRT (New Members Round Table)

Online Doc Annual Social Committee

by Sarah Wade on Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 02:56 pm

Committee Charge

The purpose of the annual social committee is to plan and execute a social event at the Annual Conference. The event will allow new and continuing NMRT members and library school students an opportunity to meet and talk in a relaxed and fun environment. The NMRT awards will also be distributed at this event recognizing the recipients of the NMRT awards (the professional development grant, the Shirley Olofson memorial award, Student Chapter of the Year award).

Committee Composition

Committee Charge

The purpose of the annual social committee is to plan and execute a social event at the Annual Conference. The event will allow new and continuing NMRT members and library school students an opportunity to meet and talk in a relaxed and fun environment. The NMRT awards will also be distributed at this event recognizing the recipients of the NMRT awards (the professional development grant, the Shirley Olofson memorial award, Student Chapter of the Year award).

Committee Composition

  • Chair (one-year term)
  • Committee members (one-year term)

Reports to

Leadership Development Director

History of the Committee

The committee was formed in 2016 by combining the Student Reception Committee and the NMRT Awards Reception Committee. The committee is currently being sponsored by Mango Languages.

Major Responsibilities

Plan, promote, and coordinate an Annual Reception at the Annual Conference. The reception should provide entertainment (games and door prizes) to provide an opportunity for NMRT members to network and socialize and will recognize recipients of the NMRT Professional Development Grant, the Shirley Olofson Memorial Award, the Annual Conference Professional Development Attendance Award and the Student Chapter of the Year Award.

 Procedures Used To Accomplish Major Responsibilities

  1. Create a timetable for tasks.
  2. Ask committee members to volunteer for tasks
  3. Select and order food for the Annual Reception.
  4. Provide door prizes.
  5. Provide party favors.
  6. Follow-up.

 Contact People for Accomplishing Committee Objectives

  • NMRT President
  • NMRT Networking Director
  • Committee members
  • You can submit the same write up to the Communications Committee Chair (formerly known as Footnotes committee), SASCO Chair, and the Liaison Coordination and Support Committee (they will advertise to other parts of ALA through listservs). You can also submit it to the NMRT Secretary, and h/she will post it to Facebook.
  • NMRT Professional Development Grant Committee Chair
  • Shirley Olofson Memorial Award Committee Chair
  • Annual Conference Professional Development Attendance Award Committee Chair
  • Student Chapter of the Year Award Committee Chair

Publicity Needs

  • Notice in Footnotes about the reception
  • Publicity on e-mail lists (NMRT-L, NEWLIB-L, NEXGENLIB-L, etc.)
  • Publicity on ALA Connect
  • Publicity via social networking tools (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  • SASCO representatives contacting their respective library science programs

Documents to Create/Update

  • Write article for Footnotes publicizing event
  • Flyer to be distributed publicizing event

Reminders and Helpful Hints

  • CC: all correspondence to NMRT President, NMRT Vice President/President-Elect, and Supervising Board Member
  • Involve, update, and assist committee members
  • Set and follow deadlines (finalizing all by Memorial Day weekend works well)
  • Make sure beverages selections are listed on menu choices
  • 50-150 attendees are anticipated
  • Think about what students want to know and experience at the conference!
  • Monitor materials distributed by ALA divisions and round tables (who left literature? are attendees taking brochures? what is left?). This information could be helpful in letting ALA units know how much literature to leave.
  • When all is said and done, think about ways to improve for next year

General Timetable of Activities

July-August

  • Welcome committee members; introduce them to charges, goals and objectives.
  • Review previous year's files.

 September-December

  • Prepare and submit planning report for NMRT President.

 Midwinter

  • If necessary, meet with committee to discuss plans for reception.

 February-May

  • NMRT President will reserve space in the ALA Annual Conference Schedule.
  • NMRT President will reserve space at a conference hotel for the reception.
  • Once the reservation has been finalized, work with the hotel to arrange catering for the event.
  • Submit article to publicity channels.
  • Coordinate with chairs of the NMRT Professional Development Grant Committee, the Shirley Olofson Memorial Award Committee, the Annual Conference Professional Development Attendance Award Committee, and the Student Chapter of the Year Award to plan the presentation of awards.
  • Invite representatives from ALA Divisions and Roundtables to attend the reception to introduce themselves and their division or roundtable. If a representative cannot attend, invite them to drop off literature for distribution at the reception.
  • Submit progress report via ALA Connect
  • Forward information to SASCO Chair and Publicity Chair for distribution.
  • Finalize all reception plans by Memorial Day weekend.

June

  • Publicize the event using social networking tools, ALA Connect, and library listservs.

Annual

  • Wrap up any last-minute preparation and host the reception!
  • The NMRT Professional Development Grant, the Shirley Olofson Memorial Award, the Annual Conference Professional Development Attendance Award, and the Student Chapter of the Year Award is presented at the Annual Reception.

 Last revised: September 2017

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NMRT (New Members Round Table)

Online Doc Membership Promotion, Diversity, & Recruitment

by Sarah Wade on Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 02:35 pm

Committee Composition and Term(s) of Office

  • Chair: one-year term; serves as the liaison to the ALA Membership Committee
  • Committee Members: one-year term; can be re-appointed

Committee Charge

Committee Composition and Term(s) of Office

  • Chair: one-year term; serves as the liaison to the ALA Membership Committee
  • Committee Members: one-year term; can be re-appointed

Committee Charge

The purpose of the Membership Promotion Diversity and Recruitment Committee is to promote membership and encourage diversity in NMRT and ALA. MPDR accomplishes this mission by promoting a positive image of the New Members Round Table and attracting underrepresented librarians and library school students for membership in ALA and NMRT.

History of the Committee

The Membership Promotion Diversity and Recruitment Committee was created in 2007 by combining the Membership, Promotion and Relations Committee and the Diversity Committee. Documentation is scarce for the history of the Membership Promotion and Relations Committee and needs further investigation. The Diversity Committee was created in 1981 as the “Minority Recruitment Committee”, it became a standing committee January 17, 1987. Its charge was focused on the recruitment and retention of minority librarians. In 1996, a motion was made and passed to change the committee name. This committee was renamed the Diversity Committee, and its charge expanded to reach broader groups of underrepresented people. The responsibility of welcoming new members was added due to the May 2009 disbanding of the Membership Relations Committee.

Major Responsibilities

  • Welcome new members to NMRT (responsibility added due to the disbanding of the Membership Relations committee)
  • Maintain a current membership promotion brochure that can be made available for membership promotion by the committee, NMRT members, the state affiliates, the ALA Membership Committee, and ALA headquarters. Make brochures available at ALA conferences.
  • Create promotional materials that encourage membership in ALA and NMRT from librarians, library school students, and library supporters from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, persons with disabilities, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.
  • Send a welcome letter or email message to all new NMRT members with information on NMRT programs, committees, and opportunities for involvement.
  • Develop other promotional programs as opportunities become available.

Procedures Used to Accomplish Major Responsibilities

  • Seek positive means for promoting NMRT that benefit the profession, obtain approval from the executive committee, and complete projects.
  • Contact the various groups using the membership brochure (affiliates, library school, NMRT Staff Liaison, liaison to ALA Membership Committee) to be sure that they have sufficient membership brochures on hand to meet demand.
  • Promote diverse membership and participation in NMRT, its committee work, and programs.
  • Collaborate with other NMRT committees to recruit new librarians for round table membership.
  • Increase awareness of diversity issues and resources among NMRT committees and members.

Reports to

Outreach Director

Contact People for Accomplishing Committee Objectives

  • NMRT President
  • NMRT Outreach Director
  • ALA Membership Chair
  • NMRT Affiliates Council Members
  • NMRT Vice-President/President-Elect
  • NMRT Staff Liaison
  • Individuals connected with projects and/or programs
  • NMRT Membership Promotion and Relations Committee Members

Types of Recordkeeping

The Membership Promotion Diversity and Recruitment Committee maintains records relating to the committee and all correspondence.

Publicity Needs

Articles or advertisements can be used to promote membership. Media to be considered include Footnotes, Cognotes, American Libraries, other national library journals, state library association newsletters, and state NMRT newsletters. All articles and publicity should be submitted to the chairs of the Endnotes Committee or Footnotes Committee, or other committees as appropriate.

Correspondence and Carbon Correspondence

  • NMRT President
  • NMRT Vice-President/President-Elect
  • NMRT Outreach Director
  • NMRT Staff Liaison, when appropriate
  • NMRT Membership Promotion and Relations Committee Members

Reports and Dates for Submitting Reports

The Membership Promotion Diversity and Relations Committee submits written reports to the NMRT President and Executive Committee at the Midwinter Meeting, at the Annual Conference, and at other times upon request. When appropriate, articles and publications may be submitted to the Footnotes Editor and to the Publicity Committee Chair.

Helpful Hints

  • The Public Information Office at ALA is often able to provide design and printing services to units of ALA (at a fee, of course.) PIO’s experience with costs of printing and graphic art and other items related to printing brochures is very helpful to someone who is inexperienced in producing large runs of publications.
  • The Staff Liaison to the ALA Membership Committee should be supplied with any brochures that are printed. Each state member of the Membership Task Force receives a packet of brochures from all the divisions and round tables immediately prior to his/her state conference and can use the materials to promote membership in these units.
  • The membership of state NMRT chapters is a good recruiting ground for NMRT membership. Work with Affiliates Council President to secure lists and plan a membership drive.
  • Distribution of committee tasks within MPDR is well-suited to being broken into the sub-committees of membership, promotion, diversity and recruitment.
  • Work with the Student and Student Chapter Outreach Committee to send promotional materials to student chapters.
  • It may be helpful to use the supplied monthly list of dropped members to send out an electronic membership survey instead of contacting all members who have dropped out of NMRT in the past 3 years in one large electronic mailing.

General Timetable

July

  • Review files and NMRT Handbook.
  • Establish contact with NMRT Outreach Director.
  • Update the welcome letter to new and reinstating members of NMRT (the letter is archived in MPDR Google account). Use ALA-supplied lists to send:
    • An electronic welcome letter to each new and returning member who joined NMRT during the previous month.
    • An electronic letter to all dropped members requesting that they take a survey to determine why they did not renew.

August

  • Prepare mailings for library schools if using a fall mailing date.
  • Prepare planning report.
  • Establish Membership, Promotion, Diversity, and Recruitment subcommittees.
  • Use ALA-supplied lists to send an electronic welcome letter to each new and renewing member who joined NMRT and dropped member letter to all members that did not renew during the previous month.

September

  • Submit Diversity Column interview for November issue of Footnotes.
  • Contact groups using membership promotion brochure to see if they have enough copies on hand.
  • Use ALA-supplied lists to send an electronic welcome letter to each new and renewing member who joined NMRT and dropped member letter to all members that did not renew during the previous month.

October

  • Use ALA-supplied lists to send an electronic welcome letter to each new and renewing member who joined NMRT and dropped member letter to all members that did not renew during the previous month.

November

  • Use ALA-supplied lists to send an electronic welcome letter to each new and renewing member who joined NMRT and dropped member letter to all members that did not renew during the previous month.

December

  • Use ALA-supplied lists to send an electronic welcome letter to each new and renewing member who joined NMRT and dropped member letter to all members that did not renew during the previous month.

January

  • Submit Diversity Column interview for February issue of Footnotes.
  • Use ALA-supplied lists to send an electronic welcome letter to each new and renewing member who joined NMRT and dropped member letter to all members that did not renew during the previous month.

February

  • Committee Progress Report due
  • Use ALA-supplied lists to send an electronic welcome letter to each new and renewing member who joined NMRT and dropped member letter to all members that did not renew during the previous month.

March

  • Use ALA-supplied lists to send an electronic welcome letter to each new and renewing member who joined NMRT and dropped member letter to all members that did not renew during the previous month.

April

  • Submit Diversity Column interview for May issue of Footnotes.
  • Use ALA-supplied lists to send an electronic welcome letter to each new and renewing member who joined NMRT and dropped member letter to all members that did not renew during the previous month.

May

  • Use ALA-supplied lists to send an electronic welcome letter to each new and renewing member who joined NMRT and dropped member letter to all members that did not renew during the previous month.

June

  • Reach out to Emerging Leaders to remind them that they are eligible for one free year of NMRT membership.
  • Prepare Diversity column interview for August issue of Footnotes.
  • Prepare files to send to next committee chair.
  • Use ALA-supplied lists to send an electronic welcome letter to each new and renewing member who joined NMRT and dropped member letter to all members that did not renew during the previous month.

Annual

  • Annual Conference Report due.

 Last Revised: September 2017

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ACRL ULS Academic Outreach Committee

Discussion Academic Outreach Online Roundtable Discussions: Library Outreach in Civic Engagement

by Beth Roszkowski on Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 08:12 am

The ULS Academic Outreach Committee offers a series of Online Roundtable Discussions on topics related to Academic Outreach endeavors.

October’s Topic: Library Outreach in Civic Engagement

The ULS Academic Outreach Committee offers a series of Online Roundtable Discussions on topics related to Academic Outreach endeavors.

October’s Topic: Library Outreach in Civic Engagement

This month’s discussion will focus on the library’s involvement in civic engagement. We will talk about how libraries define “civic engagement,” working with on-campus partners, the benefits and challenges of getting involved, and more! Come prepared to talk about what you’re doing, share ideas, successes, and lessons learned. Join us for a lively discussion and leave with great ideas to bring back to your library!

Each discussion will last 1 hour and be limited to 9 participants and 1 facilitator (like a face-to-face roundtable discussion).

All discussions will be hosted on Google Hangouts on Air/YouTube Live. The sessions will be recorded and posted to the ACRL ULS Academic Outreach Committee YouTube Channel.

 

Sign up for one of the following dates and times:

Tuesday, October 3       10am PST / 11am MST / 12pm CST / 1pm EST/ Register

Wednesday, October 4 11am PST / 12pm MST / 1pm CST / 2pm EST/ Register

Thursday, October 5      12pm PST / 1pm MST / 2pm CST / 3pm EST/ Register

 

*You will need a valid Gmail/Google account to participate. Confirmation details and instructions for accessing the discussion will be sent to participants by email.

Discussions are limited in numbers to encourage active discussion from all participants, varying in expertise. Participants must have a microphone in order to participate. Those interested in observing the discussion are encouraged to review the recordings on our YouTube Channel.

Instructions for accessing the discussion in Google Hangouts on Air will be sent to participants by email.

Questions?  Please email ULS.AOC@gmail.com

 

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2016 (Laura Ingalls) Wilder Award Selection

File Chicago 2017 Annual - Agenda

by Rita Auerbach on Sun, Sep 24, 2017 at 10:02 am

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2016 (Laura Ingalls) Wilder Award Selection

File September 2017 Quarterly Report

by Rita Auerbach on Sun, Sep 24, 2017 at 09:56 am

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2016 (Laura Ingalls) Wilder Award Selection

File December 2016 Quarterly Report

by Rita Auerbach on Sun, Sep 24, 2017 at 09:56 am

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2016 (Laura Ingalls) Wilder Award Selection

File February 2017 Quarterly Report

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ACRL Leadership Discussion Group

Discussion New Webinar "Being Bold to Open Doors" on 10/30 at 9 am PST/11 am CST/12 pm EST

by Raymond Pun on Sat, Sep 23, 2017 at 08:45 pm

Save the date!
 
The Leadership DG has a webinar scheduled on October 30, Monday at 9 AM PST/ 11 AM CST/ 12 PM EST led Jessica Clemmons from the University at Buffalo

 
Her talk is titled "Being Bold to Open Doors." The free webinar will be recorded and will last an hour. Please feel free to share with others too. 

Save the date!
 
The Leadership DG has a webinar scheduled on October 30, Monday at 9 AM PST/ 11 AM CST/ 12 PM EST led Jessica Clemmons from the University at Buffalo

 
Her talk is titled "Being Bold to Open Doors." The free webinar will be recorded and will last an hour. Please feel free to share with others too. 

Register here: https://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef1798a7f7ed396c7b9449fa6c118c6fb

 

 

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ACRL Leadership Discussion Group

Discussion Upcoming Webinar for ACRL Leadership DG: "Leading and Managing Strategy for a Visible Difference" on 9/11 at 9 AM PST

by Raymond Pun on Sat, Sep 23, 2017 at 08:40 pm

Save the date!
 
The Leadership DG has a webinar scheduled on September 11, Monday at 9 AM PST/ 11 AM CST/ 12 PM EST led Mary Lee Kennedy from The Kennedy Group.
 
Her talk is titled "Leading and Managing Strategy for a Visible Difference." The free webinar will be recorded and will last an hour. Please feel free to share with others too. 
 

Save the date!
 
The Leadership DG has a webinar scheduled on September 11, Monday at 9 AM PST/ 11 AM CST/ 12 PM EST led Mary Lee Kennedy from The Kennedy Group.
 
Her talk is titled "Leading and Managing Strategy for a Visible Difference." The free webinar will be recorded and will last an hour. Please feel free to share with others too. 
 
Bio: Mary Lee Kennedy partners with organizations to build strong communities that take full advantage of the information landscape. She was director of Knowledge Networks at Microsoft, Senior Associate Provost at Harvard, and most recently, Chief Library Officer at the New York Public Library.

Event Login Page: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/eecvx6pgenrh/event/login.html

Event Registration Page: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/eecvx6pgenrh/event/registration.html

Recorded Webinar Link:  http://ala.adobeconnect.com/pqd8mq4n2li9/

Thanks,
Ray
Convener for ACRL Leadership DG 2017-2018

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