Call for Vice-Moderator and Announcements

The 2015 ARLIS/NA Conference is quickly approaching. We are looking for someone to jump into the role of vice-moderator of the Reference and Information Services Section (RISS). Don’t be shy! New faces and new ideas are welcome.  You would be working with Beth Hylen as she moves into the role of moderator.  Your term would last one year, with the hope that you would transition into the role of moderator upon the commencement of the 2016 ARLIS/NA Conference.  If you are interested in reference, this is a great opportunity to meet others with similar interests and shape the conversation moving forward.  RISS includes a lively bunch of information professionals from a myriad of backgrounds.

Finally, a few bullet point announcements:

Signed,

Elizabeth Lane

RISS Journal Club Meeting TODAY: Reminder with Meeting Link

The 1st RISS Journal Club meeting will be held TODAY, Tuesday, December 16th at 2pm Eastern / 1pm Central / 12pm Mountain / 11am Pacific time. Here is the GoToMeeting information:
Where: GoToMeeting

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/634602757

Meeting ID: 634-602-757
We will not be using audio. The meeting will be held via text chat.
Not at your computer? Click the link to join this meeting from your iPhone®, iPad®, Android® or Windows Phone® device via the GoToMeeting app.

We will be discussing the following article:

Oakleaf, Megan. “A Roadmap For Assessing Student Learning Using The New Framework For Information Literacy For Higher Education.” Journal Of Academic Librarianship 40.5 (2014): 510-514.

(Pre-print version is available here: http://meganoakleaf.info/framework.pdf)

See you there!

Signed,

Elizabeth Lane

1st RISS Journal Club Meeting: Tuesday, December 16th

Happy Holidays, RISS!

I am excited to announce that the 1st RISS Journal Club meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 16th at 2pm Eastern / 1pm Central / 12pm Mountain / 11am Pacific time.

We will be discussing the following article:

Oakleaf, Megan. “A Roadmap For Assessing Student Learning Using The New Framework For Information Literacy For Higher Education.” Journal Of Academic Librarianship 40.5 (2014): 510-514.

(Pre-print version is available here.)

Please fill out the following form to RSVP and shape the final format.

Journal Club RSVP

http://tinyurl.com/lpeu9v4

Everyone is welcome!

Signed,

Elizabeth Lane

Reference and Information Services Section (RISS) SIG Notes: 2014 ARLIS/NA Conference, Washington, D.C.

2014 ARLIS/NA Conference, Washington, D.C.

Sunday May 4, 2014, 8:00- 9:00am

 

Moderator: Elizabeth Lane

Vice-Moderator: Beth Hylen

Recorders: Elizabeth Lane and Beth Hylen

 

35 attendees

 

  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Overview of RISS’s activities since the last conference
  • Overview of Multimedia & Technology Reviews (M&T Reviews)
    • M&T Reviews is managed by co-editors Hannah Bennett, Elizabeth Schaub, and Emilee Mathews, who also serves as the appointed liaison to theRISS to ensure that an area of M&T Reviews directly reflects the sorts of tools and resources of interest to the RISS membership.
    • M&T Reviews debuted in April.
    • Two authors of the April publication are RISS members – Amy Ballmer and Sylvia Page. Congrats to both!
    • If you would like to author a post, please contact Emilee Mathews.
  1. Call for Vice-Moderator for 2015
    • Please let us know if you are interested in being Vice-Moderator for RISS!
  2. Discussion about RISS News Contributor position
    • Please let us know if you are interested in being RISS News Contributor!
  • Could the news contributor position become a blog editor for RISS? Does anyone look at the RISS blog? Elizabeth will post once a month.
  • Elizabeth plans to have a RISS hashtag post on Twitter so we can be seen in the greater ARLIS community. First, ARLIS must set Twitter policies.
  • ACTION ITEM: Generate RISS blog content.
  1. RISS Webinars
    • We would like to have a few RISS-sponsored ARLIS/NA webinars.
    • Emilee Mathews is on the Education Subcommittee and has offered to work with us on a proposal. Also, Alice Whiteside is chair of the Education Subcommittee and she would like to work with us.
    • Webinars take around 6 weeks to produce.
    • Other more informal options:
      1. Twitter Conversation
      2. ARLIS/NA Chat using Adobe Connect
  • Google Hangout
  1. Virtual Meeting using GoToMeeting
  • Subject specific vs. procedural webinars. Ex. Iconography for art & design students.
  • Webinar ideas:
    1. Highlights of museum websites; what kinds of tools are available? (timelines, collection searches, special databases, etc.)
    2. Using primary resources. This is particularly relevant for institutions who are working with the “Common Core” standards for elementary through high school students. http://www.corestandards.org/
  • Assessment of reference or instruction
  1. App based webinar: show and tell
  2. Embedded course guides; LibGuides and other tools
  3. What is the 2014 Reference Desk?
  1. How to train staff
  2. Ask for webinar ideas from students
  • ACTION ITEM: Send out webinar survey to RISS membership asking about preferred medium, length of discussion and possible topics.
  • RISS Journal Club
    • From Wikipedia: a journal club is a group of individuals who meet regularly to critically evaluate recent articles in the academic literature, generally of some branch of science or philosophy. Journal clubs are usually organized around a defined subject in basic or applied research.
    • It was mentioned that the Social Media chat group distributed a reading list prior to their conference session. They used the list for discussion. Should we do something similar for our RISS meeting next year?
    • ACTION ITEM: RISS should start an online journal club. We could add it to our webinar agenda.
  • Open Discussion
    • TOPICS – 2015 Conference session topics:
      1. Reference service to diverse groups
      2. Working with English as a second language patrons.
  • How to identify those who need help?
  1. Use of LibGuides and other embedded course guides – pros & cons (are we spoon-feeding? Is there room for self-discovery?)
  2. Changing nature of resources and how that affects what we do with instruction
  3. Lifelong research process (student access to information and databases after graduation as well as service to other researchers)
  • Instructional services (how do we make an independent researcher?)
  • Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) threshold concepts (what are they? How do we integrate them into our instruction programs?
  1. ACRL Thresholds meets ARLIS/NA: The Importance of Visual Literacy http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/is/iswebsite/projpubs/fivethings
  2. Other standards: some groups are removing the emphasis on information literacy, i.e. Middle States & the Midwest (for example: http://www.msche.org/?Nav1=About&Nav2=FAQ&Nav3=Question07 ) How will this impact instruction? Can ARLIS/NA advocate for information literacy?
  3. The Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design http://www.aicad.org/ is creating a MOOC that can be shared between schools. How far have they gotten & what have they done so far?
  • Assessment and its role; student learning outcomes
  • Change in Reference Desk/Reference Collection models
  • Use of LibGuides (see webinar topics, above; also new 2.0 version is coming out)
  • RISS membership should take a Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) together.
  • RISS advocacy ideas should be organized and presented to ARLIS/NA Board and Public Policy Committee.
    • ACRL Thresholds
  • ACTION ITEM: Post RISS conference notes to RISS Blog.

 

 

 

 

Reference and Information Services Section (RISS) Agenda

All,

The #arlis2014 Reference and Information Services Section (RISS) will meet Sunday May 4, 2014, from 8:00- 9:00am, in the Conference Theater of the Grand Hyatt. Do not forget to check out the RISS workshop and RISS session. Bring coffee! :)

• Welcome and Introductions
• Overview of RISS’s activities since the last conference
• Overview of Multimedia & Technology Reviews (M&T Reviews)
• Call for Vice-Moderator for 2015
• Discussion about RISS News Contributor position
• RISS Webinars
• RISS Journal Club
• Open Discussion

Signed,

Elizabeth Lane

RISS at #ARLIS2014

Hello there, conference goers!

The #arlis2014 Reference and Information Services Section (RISS) will meet Sunday May 4, 2014, from 8:00- 9:00am, in the Conference Theater of the Grand Hyatt. We know that is early, but we will be ready to wow you with a cheery overview of all that outgoing Moderator Emilee Mathews has accomplished this past year. We have a few agenda items on the table already, but we wanted to cast a line out to interested RISS members, past, present and future. What would you like to talk about at RISS?

In the meantime, add the RISS section meeting to your conference schedule and make time for the following RISS workshop and RISS.

Workshop: They Didn’t Cover this in Library School: Applying Public Policy to Institutional Guidelines for Scholarly Communication and Fair Use
Thursday, May 1 8am-12pm, Farragut Square Room
Instructors:
Brandon Butler, Practitioner-in-Residence, Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic, American University Washington College of Law
Christine Sundt, Editor of Visual Resources: An International Journal of Documentation
Gail Ravnitzky Silberglied, Vice President, Government Relations & Advocacy, American Alliance of Museums
Julia Blixrud, Assistant Executive Director, Scholarly Communication, Association of Research Libraries

Session: Retooling Art Reference and Information Services: Collaborative Tools, Strategies, and Models
Saturday, May 3 1-2:30pm, in McPherson Square Room
Speakers:
Sara Snyder, Information Technology Specialist, Archives of American Art
Elizabeth Botten, Archives Specialist, Archives of American Art
Kraig Binkowski Chief Librarian, Yale Center for British Art
Elizabeth Morris Assistant Librarian, Yale Center for British Art
Fran Scott, Director of Library Services, Georgian Court University
I look forward to your input. See you in DC!

Your incoming RISS Moderator,

Elizabeth Lane

Multimedia & Technology Reviews are Launched!

Reposting an announcement sent out by ARLIS Present Gregg Most about our publication’s launch!

 

On April 15th, 2014, the Art Libraries Society of North America launched the first issue of its newest publication, the Multimedia & Technology Reviews, an e-publication made freely available on the ARLIS/NA website.

The Multimedia & Technology Reviews (M&T Reviews) targets projects, products, events, and issues within the broad realm of multimedia and technology as they pertain to arts scholarship, research, and librarianship. While assessing current products and projects, these reviews are also designed to engage readers in a conversation about how technologies and multimedia are being or can be deployed within our profession and by our constituents. The issues are published bi-monthly, alternating with the publication schedule of the ARLIS/NA Reviews.

M&T Reviews is managed by co-editors Hannah Bennett, Elizabeth Schaub, and Emilee Mathews, who also serves as the appointed liaison to the ARLIS/NA Reference and Information Services Section (RISS) to ensure that an area of the M&T Reviews directly reflects the sorts of tools and resources of interest the RISS membership. Reviews are written by volunteer reviewers, elected by the M&T Reviews co-editors.  One does not need to be a member of ARLIS/NA or a professional librarian in order to get involved with this publication. Those interested in volunteering to review are encouraged to read over the publication’s policies and guidelines.

Issues are published on the Multimedia & Technology Reviews website within the ARLIS/NA’s organizational website.  Questions about the reviews, getting involved, or the general management of the publication may be directed to Hannah Bennett.

Gregory P. J. Most

President

Art Libraries Society of North America