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Analytics for Electronic Resources (ALCTS e-Forum discussion)

Tuesday, December 9 and Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Moderated by George Stachokas and Jennifer Bazeley

It’s free and open to everyone!

Electronic resources management is increasingly dependent on analytics data.
COUNTER usage statistics, cost data, return on investment, and many other measures are increasingly used to target investment in content, select appropriate business models, and identify user needs. Libraries use data to improve their own services through assessment, but must also to demonstrate the value of libraries to users and other stakeholders who support libraries. During this e-forum, we will discuss topics related to analytics for electronic resources (databases, electronic journals, and eBooks).

Each day, discussion begins and ends at:

Pacific: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Mountain: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Central: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Eastern: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The Sixth Annual Collection Management & Development Research Forum - Call for Papers

ALA Annual 2015

The Publications Committee of the Collection Management Section of ALCTS is sponsoring the Sixth Annual Collection Management & Development Research Forum at the 2015 American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco.

This is an opportunity to present and discuss your research. Both completed research and research in progress will be considered. All researchers, including collection practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals, are encouraged to submit a proposal.

The deadline for proposals is December 15, 2014.

Notification of acceptance will be made by February 15, 2015.

Please send submissions to:

Emily Prather-Rodgers
Chair, CMS Publications Committee
E-mail: eapratherrodgers@noctrl.edu

Embedded Librarianship Across Disciplines.

This webinar will examine three successful models of embedded librarianship conducted over multiple semesters and across several disciplines (Business, Communications, and Sociology) in a university setting. Through these examples, we will explore the process of becoming an embedded librarian, the logistics of embedding, and the benefits to students, faculty, and librarians. We will also share strategies for success and potential challenges…

Date & Time

Tuesday, December 09, 2014: 2-3:15 pm Central time.

Registration fees:

$40 for RUSA members

$50 for ALA members

$65 for non-ALA members

$35 for ALA student members and retired members…

Register here.

GlobalEDGE: Your Free Resource for Global Business Knowledge.

Learn about globalEDGE, a free international business website.

Date & Time

Thursday, December 11, 2014:  1-2:15 pm Central time.

International business research is necessary in this global economy, but it can be a challenge to find global information. Attend this session to learn about globalEDGE, a free international business website that offers a wealth of information, insights, and resources on global business activities. globalEDGE has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and cited as a “Best of the Best Business Website” for International Business research by the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of the ALA.

Registration fees:

$40 for RUSA members

$50 for ALA members

$65 for non-ALA members

$35 for ALA student members and retired members…

Register here.

Call for Participation: LITA UX IG Meeting at ALA MW 2015

The LITA User Experience IG seeks 2-3 short presentations (10-15 minutes) on UX and Web usability for the upcoming 2015 ALA Midwinter Conference. This will be a physical meeting, and so the physical attendance for the ALA Midwinter is required for the presentation and/or attendance for this meeting.

The LITA UX IG is also seeking the suggestions for discussion topics, things you have been working on, plan to work, or want to work on in terms of UX/Usability. All suggestions and presentation topics are welcome and will be given consideration for presentation and discussion.

Please submit your topic below in the comments section of this CFP post in ALA Connect (http://connect.ala.org/node/231586).

You may also e-mail us off-the-list..

ACRL  2015 Immersion Programs - Practical Management Track

March 25, 2015, Portland, OR

Deadline to register: February 6, 2015

Registration materials are now available for the Immersion Management Track: Practical Management for the Instruction Coordinator.  The Immersion ’15 Practical Management track will be held in conjunction with the ACRL 2015 Conference in Portland on March 25, 2015.  The registration deadline is February 6, 2015. The Practical Management Track will address how to lead from within – developing the powers of persuasion to influence in multiple directions.  Other topics include creating the right environment for a successful instruction program, understanding a broader campus environment, providing constructive feedback, and coaching for success.  Discover how to influence in multiple directions in order to achieve programmatic goals and develop a succinct proposal for administrative consideration.

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