In case you missed our fall semester colloquia, or want to see them again, videos are available on the CUA YouTube channel:
“Using Museum Resources for Inquiry” by Ann Caspari, Oct. 22, 2013: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daN1iEbMsJE
“Navigating the Storms of Change” by Dr. Camila Alire, Nov. 12, 2013: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5CGngV9lbU&list=PLIyjmpcCSGmYP2uTnTeONIXT4p-vSvgNj&index=17
Registration is now open for the Sixth Annual “Bridging the Spectrum” Symposium on Scholarship and Practice. The symposium will be held at the Pryzbyla Center, Catholic University of America, on Friday, January 31, 2014, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This is the only DC-area symposium that brings together practitioners, students, and faculty from all sectors of the information professions for a day of sharing and collaboration. Details of the program are available at http://lis.cua.edu/symposium/2014.
To register, go to https://regstg.com/Registration/Introduction.aspx?rid=a84844a1-8737-4987-9c1e-08f37663b60c. Note that there is a $20 charge to help cover the cost of lunch and refreshments. The secure registration site will process your credit card payment.
Seats are limited, so register early! Past symposia have sold out! We anticipate that this one will too.
We look forward to seeing you there.
–The Symposium Committee (Dr. Renate Chancellor, Dr. Sung Un Kim, Dave Shumaker)
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Congratulations to LIS Adjunct Dan De Simone on his recent appointment as the Eric Weinmann Librarian at the Folger Library. Folger press release. Prof. De Simone currently teaches CLSC 832, Rare Books, Wednesdays at the Library of Congress.
Dr. Scott Lee (MSLS 1997), Information Competency Librarian at Antelope Valley College, has a book chapter coming out next month in The Machiavellian Librarian. The specific chapter he co-wrote (“Taming the bureaucratic beast, or: how we learned to stop stressing and take control of accreditation”) deals with his library’s use of the accreditation process to secure funding for his library’s databases. See http://www.woodheadpublishing.com/en/book.aspx?bookID=3248&ChandosTitle=1
Dave Davis (MSLS 1982) has more than twenty years of experience in content and intellectual property management. Dave joined Copyright Clearance Center after holding directorships at four libraries. At CCC, he initiated an early digital rights permissioning service, Electronic Course Content Service (ECCS). He is currently responsible for tracking, monitoring and evaluating trends in the management, protection and distribution of digital content. He has published several articles on rights management, and other topics, and delivered presentations to SLA, ALA, NFAIS, and other library and information science organizations. Dave holds two Master’s degrees, one of which is in library science and the other in medieval history, both from CUA (1982). Dave has published a new collection of short stories called Tales of the 27 Club, and Other Stories. See http://www.amazon.com/Tales-27-Club-Other-Stories/dp/1491220260
As a volunteer event of ASIS&T CUA student chapter, LIS/HIT students, faculty and family visited St. Anthony Catholic School on October 19, 2013.
The participants were Darhlene Banks, Meghan Burke, Amy Chenaille, Martha Chapin, Dr. Sung Un Kim, Colin and Megan McLaren, Samuel Russell, and Dr. Sue Yeon Syn. To make the library collection more accessible to students at St. Anthony, we worked on sorting books (weeding and organizing), preparing books for cataloging, cataloging and processing, repairing damaged books, and shelf reading. Ms. Joan Nolte (librarian at St. Anthony) explained the tasks and worked with us. Thanks to the participants again! Check out the photos at https://www.facebook.com/cuaasist
ASIS&T (Association for Information Science and Technology) CUA Student Chapter The CUA Student Chapter of ASIS&T provides an opportunity for its members to share their special concerns and present programs which cater to specific interest as it relates to career goals as information science professionals. Members will be invited to participate in ASIS&T CUA student chapter events such as: general meetings, volunteer opportunities, guest lectures and networking with local professionals which will enhance students’ personal growth and career development.
Dr. Sue Yeon Syn and Dr. Sung Un Kim presented a research poster at the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on November 4, 2013. The poster presented a research on “The Impact of Source Credibility on Young Adults’ Health Information Activities on Facebook.” The research investigated how young adults perceive the credibility of health information sources and how their perception influences on their health information activities.
The details about the conference can be found from http://www.asis.org/asist2013/
Have you thought about joining a professional organization? Are you simply curious about what a professional organization is? Wondering what all the fuss is about?
We invite you to come learn more about the benefits of joining a professional organization. The information session will be this coming Thursday, November 14th, from 6:00-8:00pm. It will be held in Aquinas Hall Auditorium. Light refreshments will be served. Come hear current professionals share about their experiences with professional organizations and how it impacted their career development.
Confirmed panelists include:
- Stephanie Altbier, CUA alumni, Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP)
- Ann Brown, Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)
- Andrew Cassidy-Amstutz, Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC)
- Matthew Braun, American Association of Law Librarians (AALL)
- And more!
The event is open to current CUA LIS and HIT graduate students, alumni, and local LIS students from other universities. So bring a friend and come join us! ___________________________________________________________
Mark your calendars for upcoming AGLISS events:
Wednesday November 20 – USHMM Tour and Information Session
Friday December 13 – CUA-LIS Holiday Party
AGLISS (Association of Graduate Library and Information Science Students)
The purpose of AGLISS shall be to further the academic, intellectual, professional and social interests and relationships of the membership; and to generally enhance the experience of the graduate students in the Department of Library and Information Science at the Catholic University of America. If you are a CUA LIS or HIT student, you are already a member of AGLISS! AGLISS facilitates communication between the faculty and students, keeps students informed of department plans, and encourages networking.
Like AGLISS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AglissAtCUA
Last week was a busy week for me – I attended the annual meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) in Montreal Sunday-Tuesday and then the fall conference of the Virginia Association of School Librarians (VAASL) in Williamsburg Thursday and Friday. CUA was well-represented at both.
At ASIST, I got to catch up on the leading edge research being done in our field, which included a poster from Drs. Sue Yeon Syn and Sung Un Kim, “The Impact of Source Credibility on Young Adults’ Health Information Activities on Facebook: Preliminary Findings.” Their research on social networking systems is helping us understand how young adults perceive the credibility of various information sources, how their information activities differ by those information sources, and how young adults’ perception of credibility impacts their information activities.
At VAASL, Dr. Kim, along with our two students, Amy Chenaille and Laura Walters, represented the CUA Department of Library and Information Science. I had a chance to meet with our alums and learn first-hand of the great work they are doing. Two of our alums made presentations. Lanelle Hilling (MSLS 2001) provided step-by-step guidance on creating instructional videos for library resources at Marshall Middle School in The Plains, Virginia. Her presentation showed how straightforward it can be. But what was really impressive was how she gets students to make the videos. Student-made videos have an authenticity that engages other students. At T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Beth Ebenstein Mulch (MSLS 2011) promotes reading and the library with tools as advanced as Facebook and Twitter, and as basic as laminated cards that teachers post on their door to show what they are currently reading. One thing that caught my attention: They take the library to the cafeteria for lunch during exams, bringing books and a laptop. Students can check out books there or request a book, which they can pick up at lunch the next day. Beth credited her success to working with her colleagues and the teachers. Our adjunct faculty member and practicum coordinator, Nancy Silcox, gave a presentation on her new biography, “Samuel Wilbert Tucker: The Story of a Civil Rights Trailblazer and the 1939 Alexandria Library Sit-In.”
It was inspiring to see the great things our CUA alums and faculty are doing. Thank you for sharing and giving back to our community.
Bill Kules, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Library and Information Science
“Navigating the Storms of Change:
How Emotional Intelligence Leadership Works”
A Colloquium with Dr. Camila Alire
Dean Emerita, University of New Mexico
Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A
The Catholic University of America
Tuesday, November 12, 6:00 p.m.
Abstract: Dealing with change is so prevalent in our libraries today. And, dealing with that change is no easy task. Some staff welcome it; others fear it. Dr. Alire presents a leadership theory that has contributed to her success and that of her various management teams in navigating the storms of change. Real life events such as disaster recovery and major library reorganizations are the basis for her talk.
About the speaker: Dr. Camila Alire is recognized as a library leader through her professional positions, service, and scholarship. She is Dean Emerita at the University of New Mexico and Colorado State University. Her service leadership includes the presidency of the American Library Association (2009) and of national REFORMA (1993). Her scholarship includes books on academic librarianship, emotionally intelligent leadership, library services to Latino communities; and disaster planning/recovery. Her many awards include the ALA/Lippincott Award for Distinguished Service; the CALA Presidential Recognition Award, the ALA Achievement in Library Diversity Research Award, and the National REFORMA’s Librarian of the Year Award. She was recently nominated by President Obama to serve on the National Council on the Humanities. She received her MLS from the University of Denver and her doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Northern Colorado.
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Date & Time: October 28, 2013, 6:40pm-7:40pm
Location: Leahy 50
Speaker: Jefferson McMillan, Clinical Informatics Analyst
Title: Improving Healthcare through HIT: The EHR Incentive Program
Description: As a critical part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA), the implementation of Health Information Technology was meant to lead to healthcare delivery and quality improvements. To encourage providers to adopt the HIT, incentive programs were implemented. Specifically, ARRA identified Electronic Health Records as an important HIT improvement, and thus started the CMS EHR Incentive Program. This lecture will explore specific parts of ARRA as they relate to the EHR Incentive Program, as well as how care delivery has changed since the implementation of the program in 2009. It will explore adoption rates and quality benchmarks, as well as specific requirements for continuing compliance with the program.
Presenter’s Bio: Jefferson McMillan is a Clinical Informatics Analyst with the Children’s National Health System, with over 7 years of experience in data handling and information technology. He leads innovative informatics research, to include clinical application of GIS, as well as serves as an informatics specialist on other research teams. Mr. McMillan is the Meaningful Use Coordinator, managing the EHR incentive Program for the inpatient and ED department, as well as for over 500 eligible providers in and around DC. Mr. McMillan serves as a leading expert on the Maryland Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, as well as DC and Virginia. Mr. McMillan is also currently assigned as a Co-Principal Investigator on evaluating Stage 3 Meaningful Use measures and their feasibility in the inpatient and ED environment. Mr. McMillan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and has graduate training in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the Johns Hopkins University.