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RUSA BRASS Publications Committee (Business Reference and Services Section)

Discussion Link to the Index to Business Databases Tutorials

by Van Houlson (non-member) on Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 06:19 pm

Where do we link the Business Tutorials?  Should there be a link on the BRASS Website--even though only BRASS members will be able to access.

I don't know how to create a bookmark on Connect, but here is the URL

http://connect.ala.org/node/75664

 

--Van

Libraries Foster Community Engagement

Discussion Forums and Polling

by Taylor Willingham on Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 06:14 pm

Question:

Has anyone used polling throughout their forum, particularly on the issue, "Preparing Today's Youth for Tomorrow's Jobs" to collect data and stimulate deliberation?

Background:

Question:

Has anyone used polling throughout their forum, particularly on the issue, "Preparing Today's Youth for Tomorrow's Jobs" to collect data and stimulate deliberation?

Background:

One of my frequent and long-term co-sponsors for National Issues Forums on health care has offered to loan 100 Option Finder polling key pads for an upcoming forum (February 4, 11 - YIKES!) using the NIF issue book, Preparing Today's Youth for Tomorrow's Jobs. Since we will have 100 people deliberating in small groups of 12 throughout the high school cafeteria, this technology which will project the results of our survey questions immediately, could be a great strategy to keep people engaged and aware that they are part of a larger group.

We always kick off these deliberative forums with the "virally popular" YouTube video, "Did You Know" which is an alarming portrait of the challenges of preparing today's youth for "jobs that don't exist using technologies that have not been invented." (See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpEnFwiqdx8 for one iteration.) The keypads seem like another good way to introduce each of the approaches and give people a sense of the varied perspectives in the room.

I've got a short lead time, so I'd love to get your thoughts about how I can use this technology effectively.

Thanks!
Taylor

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AASL (The American Association of School Librarians)

Discussion President's FY11 budget cuts school library funding

by Julie Nix on Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 05:03 pm

President’s FY2011 budget proposals calls for cuts to school library program 

President’s FY2011 budget proposals calls for cuts to school library program 

In addition to the press release going out across AASL communication channels in response to the President’s Budget Proposal, AASL is encouraging members to write to their local media outlets and share with their communities the impact your school library programs have in your districts. To support this call to action, AASL has provided members with a sample letter to the editor, available for download on ALA Connect. Download and use the contents of the letter attached to this post to draft your own messages to your local newspapers, radio stations, and parent and youth organizations.

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ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children)

Discussion ALSC on ALA Connect

by Jenny Najduch (staff) on Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 03:39 pm

Greetings!  Attached is a doucument to help you navigate your ALSC Committee work on ALA Connect.  If you're having problems, please let me know by emailing at jnajduch@ala.org or calling (312) 280-4026.  Thanks!

Libraries Foster Community Engagement

Event Choose Privacy Week

by Taylor Willingham on Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 03:13 pm

Join us for Choose Privacy Week. Block out the time on your calendar. More information to come. We'll be providing training sessions online on How to Convene Forums on Privacy and How to Lead Community Conversations about Privacy.

Also save the date for:

March 30: Online workshop on Convening Forums for Choose Privacy Week

April 13: Moderating Public Discussions for Choose Privacy Week

ALA Task Force on proposed Google Book Search (GBS) settlement

Discussion Amended Settlement and Responses filings

by Corey Williams (staff) on Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 02:45 pm

The Public Index (a project of the Public-interest Book Search Initiative at New York Law School) is a great resource to review comments filed with the court in response to the Amended Settlement Agreement (ASA) can be accessed at http://thepublicindex.org/documents/amended_settlement

In addition, we hope to share a document reviewing the filings very soon.

 

 

ALSC Managing Children's Services Committee

Discussion Original Competencies Program Overview

by Sarah English (non-member) on Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 02:27 pm

Many thanks to Ellen Riordan for sharing her committee's work on presenting the original competencies in such a fun and inspiring way.

Health Sciences Interest Group (ACRL)

Online Doc IGHS Procedures 1/12/2009

by Carissa Tomlinson (non-member) on Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 12:31 pm

Please view the IGHS procedures attached below.

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