in health sciences librarianship? A scholarship for up to $5000.00 will
be granted to a student who is entering an ALA-accredited library
school or who has yet to finish at least one half of the program's
requirements in the year following the granting of the scholarship. For
further information contact Lisa McGuire at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Applications are available online at:… Continue
Added by Martha on August 31, 2007 at 3:53pm —
I'll be a part of the Saturday, post-breakfast "Innovations Sessions". My best guess is that I'll be discussing web services and Blackboard, unless something more interesting comes up. Stop in and say hi.
Added by Richard Cox on August 31, 2007 at 9:31am —
I have just received and accepted an offer of a post at The Maryland School for the Blind. I rejoined AASL while retaining my LITA division membership in ALA, as part of the advanced preparations. I'm, also, trying to locate resources to assist with funding a technology upgrade and a professional assessment of the physical space. Yes, its an "on the way to big and better things" situation complete with a legacy stand-alone Winnebago system and rooms of older materials that need to be sorted in… Continue
Added by Dorothy Hughes on August 30, 2007 at 6:45pm —
Check out my new article ...
31 Flavors - Things to Do With Flickr in Libraries. / by P. F. Anderson
Added by Patricia F. Anderson on August 29, 2007 at 11:01am —
I joined Howard County Library and ended up with this staff of unix-heads! The talked about this thing, some operating system that sounded like a character from Peanuts --- I had no idea what they were talking about !
I bought a book on Red Hat, and understood even less.
So, I said, forget reading, give it to me; I hand them build me a computer, partition hard drive and I worked in Linux.
You know what; I am just as wonderful and brilliant in Linux as I was in MS… Continue
Added by Amy De Groff on August 24, 2007 at 9:32am —
We had a meeting with a rep from Polaris today. He, of course, made the product sound quite wonderful. We currently have plans to migrate to SirsiDynix's Rome, but our director wanted to meet with other companies before doing so.
One thing I really dislike about Unicorn, our current ILS, is the difficulty in customizing the OPAC. Even minor changes require skill with UNIX code, which I do not have. Polaris' OPAC allows editing in HTML! So practical, I'm really suprised Sirsi hasn't… Continue
Added by Wesley Thomas Johnson on August 22, 2007 at 11:05am —
Added by Steven Harris on August 21, 2007 at 7:09pm —
Thanks you for all of those who added their input to the discussion on the Creative Generation. The points made are well-taken and have already had an influence on our analysis.
I just recently added another post on our initial analysis on workspace, and would really appreciate any input on what makes a good workspace or library, as well as your experiences?
the post is here:… Continue
Added by Christopher Hire on August 21, 2007 at 1:46am —
All of the presentations from the Library 2.0 Seminar held at Ohio State University on June 13-14 are now available for streaming at http://library.osu.edu/sites/Seminar2-0/links.php . You should have the latest version of RealPlayer to view… Continue
Added by Mary Hricko on August 20, 2007 at 11:28am —
We are excited to announce the launch of Zotero Release Candidate 2. This release adds many new features.
Zotero now offers full-text indexing of PDFs, adding your archived PDFs to the searchable text in your collection.
Zotero's integration with word processing tools has been greatly improved.
The MS Word plugin
works much more seamlessly and we now support… Continue
Added by tjowens on August 20, 2007 at 10:34am —
Save The Date – Wednesday, November 14, 2007The Search Imperative! Its Changing Nature, Continuing Impact
This is a workshop jointly sponsored by CENDI and NFAIS to be held at the U.S. Government Printing Office, 732 N. Capitol Street, NW ,Washington, DC 20401 (Room: Harding Hall).
In today’s competitive search environment, the union of content and technology is your competitive advantage when the search functionalities… Continue
Added by Jill on August 17, 2007 at 3:53pm —
Our library has added several Google maps to our Web site
. We recognized that we continually direct students to useful places (such as public libraries) around our college district. We thought that adding a map of these locations would be pretty nice. Thus, we put together the maps section of our site.
Added by Troy Swanson on August 15, 2007 at 3:48pm —
I posted about this on my blog InfoTangle
as well, but just had to share the news with my Library 2.0 friends too: The New York Times ran a story
about bloggers whose efforts led succesfully to a career
goal, and one of them is me!!! I’m just so thrilled that… Continue
Added by Ellyssa Kroski on August 15, 2007 at 3:22pm —
Every year the State Library of Florida puts on a ten month class called the Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute, or SSLLI. On one Friday a month for 10 months, 20 students come together to learn about how to be a more effective leader and benefit from a mentorship with a more experienced librarian. I applied for it this year, and got accepted! But the downside is that I might not be able to go because of budget cuts. I would have to travel to Tampa once a month and stay overnight, and… Continue
Added by Anna M. Nelson on August 15, 2007 at 9:05am —
Gearing up for summer programming is always stressful and I wondered if I'd ever make it through. (We were reopening the library after almost two years of renovation and expansion and I must confess I felt a bit low on the creativity reserve.) Finishing up on my last class in graduate school, I must confess that I procrastinated a bit on the preparation for my programs, but in the end all turned out well thanks to the help and support of Paul and Nancy. Pulling all nighter's during… Continue
Added by Alicia Moon-Wan on August 14, 2007 at 2:54am —
I have been asked to be involved in a consultation event for a teaching support project - Subject Learning Coaches where one of the questions to be addressed is 'Building a learning community - how do we develop a strategy to turn the 90% of lurkers in online forums into occasional or active participants?
Is this realistic to aim for more than 10 active participation? We all know of some forums and communities that work better than… Continue
Added by Andy Kirk on August 14, 2007 at 2:15am —
from the BCALA listerv:
director of the Iraq National Library and Archive in
Baghdad, issued a plea
to the international library community August 9
for support in his efforts to
resist the unlawful entry of Iraqi
national guard troops, which, he believes,
endangers the INLA's staff
and collections. According to Eskander, a group of
guards forced their
way into the main building August 8 as the government
four-day curfew, which kept the… Continue
Added by edi campbell on August 13, 2007 at 4:54pm —
I recently posted an article on the Teleread blog describing the benefits of popular fiction. The article is "Why libraries should offer popular fiction—in both print and
". Stephen Abram's reaction and comments about this post can be read on his blog, here
. I think that we have a hard time promoting Library 2.0, when some people do… Continue
Added by RefLibrarian on August 13, 2007 at 10:16am —
This coming Thursday, August 16th, is the next CFLC Reference Interest Group Meeting. The topic this meeting is Reference 2.0: Academic and Public Library Perspectives.
Megan Danak (judydark
here on Ning) and myself will be presenting along with Aysegul Kapucu of UCF on Web 2.0 and its respective uses in academic and public settings. Mrs. Kapucu will be presenting on the academic front while Megan and I will be focusing on the… Continue
Added by Kelley Minars on August 13, 2007 at 8:42am —
I'm taking the School Library Learning 2.0 class sponsored by CSLA this summer. My electronic resources horizon is expanding every day. I'm still working on how exactly I can incorporate Library 2.0 resources in my library.
Added by Heather on August 11, 2007 at 8:52pm —