Save the Date: ANSS Social at 2017 Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta

Exterior of Meehan's Public House Downtown, Atlanta, Georgia

Meehan’s by Lee Coursey on Flickr

Attending Midwinter in Atlanta this January?  If so, please join us for food and drinks at the annual ANSS Midwinter Social. Mark your calendars:

Date/time: 7:00 pm, Friday, January 20, 2017
Place: Meehan’s Public House Downtown (http://meehanspublichouse.com/)
Address: 200 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30303

This location of Meehan’s is in the heart of downtown Atlanta.  It is a short walk from each of the conference hotels and just 1 door down from the Westin Peachtree Plaza.  If you arrive early, the reservation is under the name Jill Conte.  As the date draws closer, Jill will send out details for meeting up at the Omni Hotel–closest to the convention center–and traveling to Meehan’s as a group.

Any questions? Feel free to contact Jill Conte (jill.conte@nyu.edu) or Rui Wang (wang1r@cmich.edu).

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ASA Annual Meeting 2016

Hello ANSSers! As the new liaison to the American Sociological Association, I attended the recent ASA Annual Meeting in Seattle Washington from August 20-23, 2016. Look for a full report on the meeting and my liaison activities in the upcoming issues of the ANSS Currents newsletter. In the meantime, here’s a brief summary of some of my conference highlights:

  • Meeting with past ACRL-ASA liaison, Sally Willson Weimer
  • Attending the Section on Teaching and Learning business meeting
    • Promoting the ANSS Instruction and Information Literacy project to create a disciplinary companion document to the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
  • Chatting with open access advocates at the SocArXiv launch party
  • Learning about best practices for the creation of reproducible social science
  • Listening to speakers in a session about digital knowledge production talk about the creation and use of big data and algorithms in HIV/AIDS surveys, law enforcement, the courts, and online news.
  • Hearing from activists in the Black Lives Matter movement

Hailey Mooney, ACRL-ASA Liaison

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Call for ANSS Currents Editor

ANSS is seeking a new lead Editor for ANSS Currents, our official section newsletter. Currents is published biannually in the spring and fall. The Editor will be responsible for coordinating newsletter production, leading a team of two copy editors. Responsibilities are outlined in the Guide to Editing ANSS Currents and include: soliciting content, receiving submissions and organizing in-process documents, assisting with proofreading and copy editing, creating the newsletter layout, setting and adhering to timelines for the team, and meeting the production deadline. The Editor will be responsible for increasing the search engine discoverability of Currents content, and may steward a transition from a static PDF to an HTML version.

The Editor will serve as an active member of the ANSS Publications Committee. A minimum term of 2 years is recommended.

Interested ANSS members should submit an application to Hailey Mooney (haileym@umich.edu) by July 22, 2016. The application will consist of a brief statement of interest and summary of qualifications.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Hailey Mooney, Currents editor. The outgoing Editor will provide assistance with the production process for the upcoming Fall 2016 issue.

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ACRL ANSS Liaison to AAA

Hi ANSS members! As the ACRL Liaison to the American Anthropological Association, I’m looking forward to using this space to engage in conversations around my liaison work particularly on issues such as open access, data curation, and information literacy in anthropological contexts. Keep an eye on this space for more to come.

Juliann Couture

 

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Recruitment Request: ACJS Liaison – Deadline Extended

ACRL ANSS ACJS Liaison 2016-2019 – Deadline Extended

Recruitment Request

The ACRL Anthropology and Sociology Section (ANSS) is currently seeking applications to serve a three-year term (July 1, 2016- June 30, 2019) as the ACRL Liaison to the Academy  of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). Liaisons are responsible for outreach, education, and communication between ACJS and ACRL to form strong relationships and advance the interests of ACRL and ANSS.

About ACJS

“The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) is an international association established in 1963 to foster professional and scholarly activities in the field of criminal justice. ACJS promotes criminal justice education, research, and policy analysis within the discipline of criminal justice for both educators and practitioners. Providing a forum for disseminating ideas related to issues in research, policy, education, and practice within the field, ACJS attributes its success in creating this dynamic professional association to the composition of its membership”

Liaison responsibilities and expectations:

  • Provide liaison report to ACRL and ANSS (example available upon request)
  • Attend ACRL Liaison Assembly meetings
  • Attend ANSS Liaison Committee Meetings (Ex-Officio Member)
  • Communicate with the ANSS membership via reports in Currents, virtual meetings, blogs etc. Past reports available (https://anssacrl.wordpress.com/publications/currents/)
  • Attend the ACJS annual conference, participate in the conference by joining committees, giving presentations, presenting a poster, participating on panels etc… (Funding may not be available every year, but you can apply for funding from ACRL and ANSS)
  • Present and implement ideas for projects related to strengthening the relationship between ACRL/ANSS and ACJS
  • Keep abreast of scholarly interests and other matters that might be pertinent to ACRL/ANSS and academic librarianship

Deadline for Applications: *Extended to June 1, 2016*

Qualifications

Required:

  • Current membership in ANSS, ACRL, and ACJS (ACJS may be joined upon appointment)
  • Experience collaborating with criminal justice/criminology faculty and providing assistance to criminal justice/criminology students
  • Interest in coordinating activities to increase interaction between ACJS and ACRL, ability to articulate ideas for collaboration and discuss options for carrying them out.
  • Financial support to attend ACJS Annual Conferences for the length of the three-year term if not fully funded by ACRL (Note: ANSS may provide limited, supplemental funding)
  • Experience with or interest in integrating information technology into criminal justice/criminology academic programs
  • Experience with or interest in outreach and education efforts
  • Excellent leadership abilities and communication skills

Desired:

  • Record of serving ANSS and/or ACRL on committees, task forces, etc.
  • Participation in one or more sections of ACJS
  • Advanced degree or graduate coursework in criminal justice/criminology or related areas

Submission Requirements

Nominees must submit:

  • A letter of application articulating qualifications to Katie Anderson, ANSS Liaison Committee Chair, katie.anderson@camden.rutgers.edu
  • A current vita

Selection Process Timeline *Extended to June 1*

  • June 1 – June 15: ANSS Liaison Committee reviews submitted applications
  • June 15 – June
    30: ANSS Executive Committee reviews Liaison Committee recommendations
    and selects liaison (Midwinter meeting)
  • July 1 – July 15: Liaison Committee chair(s) contacts successful candidate and notifies unsuccessful candidates
  • Successful candidate begins 2016 – 2019 term

If you have any questions, please contact ANSS Liaison Committee Chair:
Katie Elson Anderson (katie.anderson@camden.rutgers.edu)

View the PDF version

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Recruitment Request: ASA Liaison 2016

ACRL ANSS ASA Liaison 2016-2019

Recruitment Request

The ACRL Anthropology and Sociology Section (ANSS) is currently seeking applications to serve a three-year term (July 1, 2016-June 30, 2019)as the ACRL Liaison to the American Sociological Association (ASA). Liaisons are responsible for outreach, education, and communication between ASA and ACRL to form strong relationships and advance the interests of ACRL and ANSS.

About ASA

“The American Sociological Association aims to articulate policy and implement programs likely to have the broadest possible impact for sociology now and in the future.” The ASA is a non-profit membership association based in Washington, DC. It was founded in 1905and has over 13,000 members. The ASA is home to 52 special interest sections and publishes 9 professional journals and magazines.

For more information about the organization, please visit http://www.asanet.org.

Liaison responsibilities and expectations:

  • Provide liaison report to ACRL and ANSS (example available upon request)
  • Attend ACRL Liaison Assembly meetings
  • Attend ANSS Liaison Committee Meetings (Ex-Officio Member)
  • Communicate with the ANSS membership via reports in Currents, virtual meetings, blogs etc. Past reports available (https://anssacrl.wordpress.com/publications/currents/)
  • Attend the ASA annual conference, participate in the conference by joining committees, giving presentations, presenting a poster, participating on panels etc… (Funding may not be available every year, but you can apply for funding from ACRL and ANSS)
  • Present and implement ideas for projects related to strengthening the relationship between ACRL/ANSS and ASA
  • Keep abreast of scholarly interests and other matters that might be pertinent to ACRL/ANSS and academic librarianship

Deadline for Applications: April 1, 2016

Qualifications

Required:

  • Current membership in ANSS, ACRL, and ASA (ASA may be joined upon appointment)
  • Experience collaborating with sociology faculty and providing assistance to sociology students
  • Interest in coordinating activities to increase interaction between ASA and ACRL, ability to articulate ideas for collaboration and discuss options for carrying them out
  • Financial support to attend ASA Annual Conferences for the length of the three-year term if not fully funded by ACRL (Note: ANSS may provide limited, supplemental funding)
  • Experience with or interest in integrating information technology into sociology academic programs
  • Experience with or interest in outreach and education efforts
  • Excellent leadership abilities and communication skills

Desired:

  • Record of serving ANSS and/or ACRL on committees, task forces, etc.
    Participation in one or more sections of ASA.
  • Advanced degree or graduate coursework in sociology or related areas.

Submission Requirements

Nominees must submit:

  • A letter of application articulating qualifications to Katie Anderson, ANSS Liaison Committee Chair, katie.anderson@camden.rutgers.edu
  • A current vita

Selection Process Timeline

  • April 1-April 15: ANSS Liaison Committee reviews submitted applications
  • April 16-May 15: ANSS Executive Committee reviews Liaison Committee recommendations and selects liaison (Midwinter meeting)
  • May 16-May 30: Liaison Committee chair(s) contacts successful candidate and notifies unsuccessful candidates.

Successful candidate attends Annual for the start of the 2016-2019 term.

If you have any questions, please contact ANSS Liaison Committee Chair:
Katie Elson Anderson (katie.anderson@camden.rutgers.edu)

View the PDF version

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Liaison Blogs

Stay tuned for liaison blogs from the AAA, ASA and ACJS  liaisons to ACRL/ANSS

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2014 ANSS Plan for Excellence Implementation Report

Read the 2014 ANSS Plan for Excellence Implementation Report in ALA Connect!

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ANSS at AAA Annual Meeting

Greetings ANSS members! As the ACRL liaison to the American Anthropological Association (AAA), I am exploring additional ways to reach out to ANSS membership and decided to make use of the ANSS blog to generate conversation. I am currently headed to the AAA Annual Meeting which is taking place over the next few days in Washington, DC. There, I will continue my outreach and engagement efforts to connect ACRL, ANSS, and AAA. I have a schedule full of interesting presentations and meetings which are primarily related to student learning, scholarly communication, and academic society publishing.

If you are attending the AAA meeting and would like to get together, please let me know! Comment on this post or drop me a line: juliann.couture@colorado.edu. I am excited to be part of a roundtable session, Anthropological Knowledge: Access, Creation and Dissemination in the Digital Age, taking place on Saturday, December 6th from 11am-12:45pm. During this session, Richard Freeman (a fellow ANSSer), Tim Elfenbein managing editor of Cultural Anthropology, Matt Thompson from Savage Minds, and I will explore various aspects of the dissemination of anthropological knowledge in the digital age. The session will be moderated by Donna Lanclos and we look forward to having an engaging conversation about open access, author rights, institutional repositories, and more. If you will be at the conference, please join us! For those of you not able to attend, be on the lookout for an update from me post-AAA Annual Meeting.

In the interest of my participation in AAA serving the ANSS membership, what would you like to know about from my time at the annual meeting? Are you interested in overarching research trends in anthropology? Want to know what publishers, particularly small presses, were in attendance? Comment on the post or email me and let me know what you are most interested in learning about from my time at the conference. For those of you on twitter, be sure to follow @anss_acrl where I’ll be sending out updates from the meeting.

Juliann Couture

ACRL Liaison to AAA

 

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Contribute to the ANSS Memories Project!

Calling all current and former ANSS members!

Do you have a favorite memory of your time with ANSS? Perhaps there was an annual program that was particularly meaningful, or a committee accomplishment that was groundbreaking. Maybe an ANSS social event paved the way for a lifetime of professional support and friendship, or a mentor welcomed you to the profession. We’d like to hear about it!

Reply to this post to submit your memory to the ANSS Memories Project! Please include your full name, a description of your favorite memories, and (if you are willing to share!) the year that you joined ANSS. Text and photo submissions may also be sent to anssmemoriesproject@gmail.com.

All submissions will be screened prior to going public, and may be reproduced in future ANSS publications (ie. ANSS Currents, membership brochures, etc). For more information about the ANSS Memories Project, see the Spring 2013 issue of ANSS Currents.

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