Friday, November 07, 2008

Veteran's Information @ your library - ALA Wiki

ALA is featuring a series of library activities during the week of Veteran's Day (Veteran's Day is Nov. 11, 2008) to provide information to help veterans and their families better understand the education benefits available under the new post-9/11 GI Bill.

A wiki has been created as a tool to locate some of the various types of information for veterans. You can find the wiki here:

There is a link to a logo as well as to a promotional poster, near the bottom of the wiki, if you want to feature information about this at your library or website.


Thursday, November 06, 2008

Seeking Committee Volunteers

KLA's Academic Library Section needs you!

Please complete the online committee preference form and indicate the committees on which you would be willing to serve. Please respond by November 15,2008. Committee appointments will be announced December 2008.

Jason Vance
Chair, KLA Academic Section


Monday, November 03, 2008

View and Comment on ALS Joint Spring Conference Planning Guide

A majority of ALS members present voted at its fall KLA conference business meeting, held on October 2, to “Table” further discussion on and consideration of the draft Joint Spring Conference Planning Guide.

Background points of information:
1) The guide was developed by the 2008 ALS and SLS chairs, and SLA KY Chapter President and intended for use and reference by future Joint Spring Conference planners;
2) The policies and procedures were included to formalize the conference planning process and to provide the conference partner organizations with a formal agreement;
3) Both SLS and KY Chapter Executive Boards have approved the policies and procedures/planning guide;
4) ALS Executive Committee found the proposed “equal shares of conference proceeds” plan (page 1 of the document under the heading of “Conference Finances”) to be “unacceptable” and would not sign off on the document until this provision was revised.

Since few members outside of the ALS Executive Committee have had the opportunity to review the planning guide draft, particularly the proposed policies and procedures section, please see the link below for the latest draft , for ALS members’ review and comments.