AAIM Presentations 2012

These two are MS Publisher files to print front to back to put your login codes on:

Lakeside's current pilot AUP
Link to other wiki AUP info for schools: http://aaimlibrarywiki.wikispaces.com/AUP+Changes

AAIM website

AAIM is a library and technology organization that is a subdivision of AECT (Assoc of Educational Communications and Technology). Membership in AAIM is essential for a librarian in AR to keep up with the free state databases in Traveler, the frameworks and other ADE regulations and library laws, as well as, what works and what is on the way out. Dues are $20 per year unless you are retired or in graduate school ($10). The annual conference is held each spring usually in April in central Ark like LR or Hot Springs but every few years it ventures to Ft Smith, Rogers, or other sites for one year. Anyone may present at conference but none of the members are paid to present at conference. Presentations must be approved and scheduled by the conference chair who is the Pres Elect of the organization each time. About 500+ attend the conference each spring. In addition to the benefits of this conference gained from nationally known keynote speakers, AR and other famous authors, and presentations on everything you need to know to stay informed and up-to-date, AAIM offers a private members-only listserv, a directory of email addresses and phone numbers of all the members, a journal and a newsletter. The listserv info is worth the money, believe me! You meet the movers and shakers who are your peers and then can contact them for help and information. Every newbie should have an AAIM mentor. AAIM offers scholarships to those in grad school, awards to those in the field, and needed networking for anyone involved with AR libraries. Its membership spans college library professors and technology gurus, K-12 public and private school library media specialists, technology coordinators in public schools and colleges, and classroom teachers who are interested in learning to use technology wisely.

AAIM listserv etiquette: Please look over the suggestions below before you post.
For email address changes or other listserv problems (not able to send or receive list emails), please contact Rachel Shankles at shankles@cablelynx.com .She is our membership chair and can answer any questions you might have about your membership.
For many of our new members, I have revised and added to an email (with his permission) Dwain Gordon sent last year with directions for posting to the listserv. Please keep this email for future reference.

  1. Posts to the listserv should be sent to aaim@ualr.edu. If you place a topic in the subject line it increases the chances that people will read your email. It also makes it easier to find it in your sent box when you need to go back and check on it at a later date.
  2. Please add your snail mail and school and phone number to your signature. This helps readers know where various activities are taking place. Also, many times people will feel more comfortable about making comments about vendors and products on the phone, but do not want to make a statement via email that can be sent around the world. Yes, it helps to have the town and the name of the school because so often they are not the same.
  3. Do not add your home address or phone number unless that is where people should contact you. Vendors are also members of our listserv and may contact you regarding specific queries if they feel they can help with your question or problem. Make sure your contact info reflects where and how you'd like to be contacted.
  4. Remember, never write anything in an email that you aren’t ready to see put in the local and international papers with your name attached.
  5. When posting information that was received after a query (everyone really wants to know the suggestions you received!), only post the suggestions, not the names and signatures of the people who sent information. They might like to remain anonymous.