the future of libraries in the digital age
LIBT 213, Advanced Internet Searching, officially begins on Monday. The first assignment: compose a biography.
My life has changed in numerous ways since composing the biography for my first course toward certification and an Associate’s degree in Library and Information Technology.
I took DIST 101 in Fall 2010, 15 years after earning a Bachelor’s degree in English from Sonoma State University.
Added by Cynthia Parkhill on June 16, 2013 at 8:24pm — No Comments
Jessamyn C. West explores the facets of computer use and Internet accessibility in her book, Without a Net: Librarians Bridging the Digital Divide (Libraries Unlimited, 2010).
The digital divide, according to West, is about:
“Some people lacking skills that other people consider basic, starter or remedial, and not having a peer group or an educational system that can teach you. It’s also about people assuming, ‘Oh,…Continue
Added by Cynthia Parkhill on June 12, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
The American Library Association (ALA) urges members to sign a petition asking the Obama administration to help ensure a global right to read for people with print disabilities.
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is set to meet next week in Morocco. In recent email…Continue
Added by Cynthia Parkhill on June 11, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
I volunteered for an hour on Friday in the government publications department at Southern Oregon University’s Hannon Library. Volunteering at an academic library is an invaluable opportunity, sure to broaden my experience.
Hannon Library is enrolled in the Federal Depository Library Program of the U.S. Government Printing Office. Hannon’s federal publications collection is available…Continue
Added by Cynthia Parkhill on May 25, 2013 at 10:29am — No Comments
I used T-shirt fabric to create a pin-on back for my Star Trek: The Original Series sciences emblem. Attached here to a tunic, the wearer becomes a civilian hire in the sciences -- library sciences that is.
My cosplay persona is a Starfleet librarian -- but not…
Added by Cynthia Parkhill on May 20, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Diversity in Youth Literature: Opening Doors Through Reading, edited by Jamie Campbell Naidoo and Sarah Park Dahlen, has been added to my wish list for professional investment.
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Added by Gurwinder Singh on May 20, 2013 at 1:06am — No Comments
EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) was awarded a WSIS Project Prize for excellence in implementation of World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) outcomes to achieve an inclusive and development-oriented information society. The award was presented during the opening ceremony of the WSIS Forum 2013 on May 13. The world’s largest annual gathering of the…Continue
Added by Jean Fairbairn on May 17, 2013 at 2:09am — No Comments
EIFL - Electronic Information for Libraries - has shared impact assessment results of 13 innovative public library services in Europe, Africa and Latin America. The 13 services were supported by EIFL's Public Library Innovation Programme. Visit the EIFL website to see what innovative libraries can do using ICT - http://www.eifl.net/plip-impact. Stay in touch to receive further news and case studies - …Continue
Added by Jean Fairbairn on May 17, 2013 at 2:04am — No Comments
Interesting reading! The Soul Beat profiles Libraries for Development in Africa. Lots of information and examples of innovative library services. The Soul Beat is widely followed by the ICT for Development Community (ICT4D) - so this edition is extremely valuable for library advocacy, and great recognition for public libraries. http://www.comminit.com/africa/soul_beat_220.html
Added by Jean Fairbairn on May 17, 2013 at 1:58am — No Comments
More than 7,500 participating libraries have partnered with OverDrive to allow patrons to simultaneously read Michael Malone’sThe Four Corners of the Sky (Sourcebooks, 2010).
The eBook can be accessed in OverDrive Read, Kindle and EPUB formats through participating partner libraries.
During the Big Library Read pilot program, May 15…
Added by Cynthia Parkhill on May 16, 2013 at 1:47pm — No Comments
For Library Journal, Nancy Dowd writes an informative piece about libraries’ use of social media.
The successful library, according to Dowd, sets goals and creates strategies to communicate its brand, connect to services and drive people to the library and its website. The strategies include mechanisms to measure…
Added by Cynthia Parkhill on May 13, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments
To filter or otherwise when allowing access to the Internet on library-owned computers?
During an assignment last semester for my Internet ethics class, I suggested ID barcode “flagging” that would require booking a juvenile whose parents had requested it only at those computers with filtered access to the…
Added by Cynthia Parkhill on May 12, 2013 at 1:42pm — No Comments
My elected representatives in Oregon (or at least the administrators of their Twitter accounts) now know what I like about libraries, using the library system in Butte County, Calif. as an example.
I curated the list in response to a question posed on social…
Added by Cynthia Parkhill on May 9, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
For library advocates who are unable to travel to Washington, D.C. United for Libraries is hosting “Virtual Library Legislative Day.” Library supporters can call or email their elected officials on May 8 or any time during the week of May 6 to 10. Supporters can also send a message through Twitter to advocate libraries’ role in teen education.
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At Yarn Bombing @ Your Library, Honorio Penadés shares the link to a fascinating read by Calimaq Silex about the use of public domain images in serendipitous, artistic ways that bridge a global community: “By the grace of digital, so…Continue
Added by Cynthia Parkhill on May 2, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
Knowing the information needs of a specific community is essential for librarians and other information service providers. It can help them in providing more effective and efficient services that meet the specific needs of their users. This paper evaluates the variety of library programs and information services designed specifically for the International student of Islamic Studies community. This evaluation will be based on an information services literature review
Added by Nazaruddin Musa on April 23, 2013 at 2:40pm — No Comments
I'd be grateful if you could spread the word (especially to careers/counselling colleagues and students) about these upcoming virtual student fairs designed to help international students who are applying for entrance to USA Colleges (Universities) in 2013.
They are free and online with the opportunity to win one of several scholarships available.
Register before the event at http://hobsonsevents.com/
Added by Shamblesguru on March 6, 2013 at 6:51am — No Comments
Public libraries often struggle with how to best meet the academic needs of their school-aged patrons and their families. Between budget shortfalls, uncertainty of current academic information, and a wide variety of resources, it can be overwhelming for libraries to know which steps are best.
This infographic gives a unique perspective on this issue and how public libraries can respond to budget shortfalls, create supportive academic environments, and actively…Continue
Added by Lisa Jones on March 6, 2013 at 2:11am — No Comments