Posts Tagged ‘ALA Midwinter’

2016 ALA Midwinter Discussion Group Meetings!

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Below is information about ALA Midwinter Discussion Groups to look forward to in January. Mark your calendars for the following:

ACRL LES Midwinter Executive Committee Meeting
Date and Time: 01/25/2016 11:00AM – 1:00PM EST
Location: Online
Contact: Amanda Rust

ACRL LES Membership Committee Virtual Midwinter Meeting
Date and Time: 01/15/2016 11:00AM – 12:00PM EST
Location: Online
Contact: Liorah Golomb

ACRL LES Publications Committee Meeting
Start Time: 01/12/2016 11:00AM – 12:00PM EST
Location: Online
Contact: John Glover

To browse other discussion and interest group meetings scheduled for ALA Midwinter in Boston, visit the conference schedule online and narrow by: “Type of Library” (Academic) and “Meeting Type” (Discussion/Interest group). To browse other virtual and in-person discussion group and committee meetings, search in ALA Connect. If you would like to share other Midwinter discussion group meetings of interest to LES members, post to the LES Facebook group or tweet to @LES_ACRL.

2015 ALA Midwinter Discussion Group Meetings

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Below is information about ALA Midwinter Discussion Groups (virtual and in-person) to look forward to in January/February.  Mark your calendars!

 

ACRL LES Reference Discussion Group

This discussion group provides an information-sharing forum for librarians with interests in reference services and materials related to the study of literatures in English.

Date and Time: Monday, February 9, 2015, 2-3:00 pm EST

Location: Online

Contact: John Glover and Kristen Hogan

 

ACRL LES Collections Discussion Group

This discussion group serves as an open forum for presentation and discussion of any topic or issue which involves the management, preservation, or use of materials in English-language literatures.

Date and Time: Friday, February 6, 2015, 3-4:00 pm EST

Location: Online

Contacts: Judith Arnold and Hazel McClure

More information: http://connect.ala.org/node/232496

 

ACRL Digital Humanities Interest Group

Conversations between librarians involved with, or sharing interests in, the intersections, partnerships, and collaborations among libraries, librarians, and the digital humanities.

Date and Time: Sunday, February 1, 2015, 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Location: Sheraton Chicago, Chicago Ballroom 08

More information: http://alamw15.ala.org/node/25574

 

MLA International Bibliography in Academic Libraries Discussion Group

Date and Time: Saturday, January 31, 2015, 10:30  – 11:30 am

Location: Sheraton Chicago, Mayfair Room

Contact: David Oberhelman

More information: http://alamw15.ala.org/node/26039

 

To browse other discussion and interest group meetings scheduled for ALA Midwinter in Chicago, visit the conference schedule online and narrow by: “Type of Library” (Academic) and “Meeting Type” (Discussion/Interest group).  To browse other virtual and in-person discussion group and committee meetings, search in ALA Connect.  If you would like to share other Midwinter discussion group meetings of interest to LES members, post to the LES Facebook group or tweet to @LES_ACRL.

Collections Discussion Group at Midwinter

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

About Timothy Hackman

Librarian for English & Linguistics, University of Maryland Libraries. Member of LES since 2006.

The always lively Collections Discussion Group will be meeting after the Reference Discussion Group:

Sunday, January 17, 2010  10:30 a.m.- noon

Hilton Boston Financial District (HIL): Kellogg B/C

Please help us form an agenda for this meeting. What issues would you like to discuss?
Anyone interested in these suggested topics?

  • digital preferred collection policy statements
  • interdisciplinarity of research: how to fund research needs when library budgets/assignments are often based on traditional disciplines
  • selecting fiction/poetry/drama through vendor author lists

Past discussion topics have included:

  • Project Muse journals
  • e-book collections and licenses
  • institutional repositories and humanities
  • coping with less collections monies and more demands: building a collection on nothing a year
  • selection tools
  • gift collections/titles/subscriptions
  • graphic novels
  • leisure reading
  • weeding
  • collecting contemporary fiction
  • Google Books Settlement
  • e-resources

Please contact either Kristina DeVoe or Michaelyn Burnette or leave a comment on the blog!

If Only I’d Known When I Started!

Monday, January 5th, 2009

About Timothy Hackman

Librarian for English & Linguistics, University of Maryland Libraries. Member of LES since 2006.

Get ready everybody! The Literatures in English New Members Discussion Group forum is fast approaching.  We will gather in the Museum  Room of Denver’s Crowne Plaza Hotel on Saturday, Jan. 24th, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. to talk about anything and everything of concern to members new and old. We will seek the answers to age-old problems and emerging mysteries and hope to tap into both the wisdom and experience of our long-time members as well as the fresh and innovative perspective of our new members.  Bring your questions, problems, solutions, flashes of brilliance and genius, and join the conversation. Part of the forum will include a discussion centered around the theme, “If Only I’d Known When I Started!”.  Start thinking now about some of the things you wished you had known when you first started as a Humanities/English librarian (even if that start date was just last week).

If you have suggestions for topics you would like us to be sure and discuss, please drop a note to either Frank or Arianne, and we will weave them into the conversation.

And if you can’t make it to Midwinter, please feel free to post your thoughts in the comments of this post.  Hopefully we can also continue this discussion on the blog after Midwinter.

Thanks!

Co-chairs,  Frank Gravier (gravier@ucsc.edu) & Arianne Hartsell-Gundy (hartsea@muohio.edu)