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ALA International Relations Committee

Online Doc How can I link with schools in other countries when I can't travel?

by Johan Koren on Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 04:12 pm

What if you don't have the money or opportunity to travel?

Here are some projects that can enable you to link with schools and school library media specialists around the world

GiggleIT header
http://www.iasl-online.org/sla/giggleIT/

What if you don't have the money or opportunity to travel?

Here are some projects that can enable you to link with schools and school library media specialists around the world

GiggleIT header
http://www.iasl-online.org/sla/giggleIT/

The GiggleIT Project is a partner with the International Children's Digital Library
The GiggleIT Project is a registered project with the International Year of Reconciliation 2009.

Calling all kids!

Hi everyone
We would like you to meet Gigglecritter.

GiggleCritter

Calling all kids! I need help.

 

 

 

 

 

__________________________________________________________________________

ePals logo
http://www.epals.com/

Welcome to the Internet's largest global community of connected classrooms!

Safely connect, collaborate and learn using our leading protected email and blog solutions for schools and districts_______________________________________________________________________Kids' Space Connection
http://www.ks-connection.org/Kids' Space Connection is an international meeting place for children and schoolteachers. Find penpals from around the world! Check out interesting projects you can contribute to, and cool clubs you can join.

Use KS Messaging Center as your safe tool for communication. It was designed so that both teachers and children under 13 years of age can benefit from the Internet, free from worry.

_______________________________________________________________________

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Public Library-School Partnership Discussion Group (ALSC - Association for Library Service to Children)

Online Doc How can I link with schools in other countries when I can't travel?

by Johan Koren on Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 04:12 pm

What if you don't have the money or opportunity to travel?

Here are some projects that can enable you to link with schools and school library media specialists around the world

GiggleIT header
http://www.iasl-online.org/sla/giggleIT/

What if you don't have the money or opportunity to travel?

Here are some projects that can enable you to link with schools and school library media specialists around the world

GiggleIT header
http://www.iasl-online.org/sla/giggleIT/

The GiggleIT Project is a partner with the International Children's Digital Library
The GiggleIT Project is a registered project with the International Year of Reconciliation 2009.

Calling all kids!

Hi everyone
We would like you to meet Gigglecritter.

GiggleCritter

Calling all kids! I need help.

 

 

 

 

 

__________________________________________________________________________

ePals logo
http://www.epals.com/

Welcome to the Internet's largest global community of connected classrooms!

Safely connect, collaborate and learn using our leading protected email and blog solutions for schools and districts_______________________________________________________________________Kids' Space Connection
http://www.ks-connection.org/Kids' Space Connection is an international meeting place for children and schoolteachers. Find penpals from around the world! Check out interesting projects you can contribute to, and cool clubs you can join.

Use KS Messaging Center as your safe tool for communication. It was designed so that both teachers and children under 13 years of age can benefit from the Internet, free from worry.

_______________________________________________________________________

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AASL International Relations Community

Online Doc How can I link with schools in other countries when I can't travel?

by Johan Koren on Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 04:12 pm

What if you don't have the money or opportunity to travel?

Here are some projects that can enable you to link with schools and school library media specialists around the world

GiggleIT header
http://www.iasl-online.org/sla/giggleIT/

What if you don't have the money or opportunity to travel?

Here are some projects that can enable you to link with schools and school library media specialists around the world

GiggleIT header
http://www.iasl-online.org/sla/giggleIT/

The GiggleIT Project is a partner with the International Children's Digital Library
The GiggleIT Project is a registered project with the International Year of Reconciliation 2009.

Calling all kids!

Hi everyone
We would like you to meet Gigglecritter.

GiggleCritter

Calling all kids! I need help.

 

 

 

 

 

__________________________________________________________________________

ePals logo
http://www.epals.com/

Welcome to the Internet's largest global community of connected classrooms!

Safely connect, collaborate and learn using our leading protected email and blog solutions for schools and districts_______________________________________________________________________Kids' Space Connection
http://www.ks-connection.org/Kids' Space Connection is an international meeting place for children and schoolteachers. Find penpals from around the world! Check out interesting projects you can contribute to, and cool clubs you can join.

Use KS Messaging Center as your safe tool for communication. It was designed so that both teachers and children under 13 years of age can benefit from the Internet, free from worry.

_______________________________________________________________________

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NMRT (New Members Round Table)

Discussion Making the most of your conference: my notes from NMRT Conference 101

by Linda Crook on Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 02:19 pm

I was asked to speak at the NMRT Conference 101 at Annual 2009 about  navigating Annual and the exhibits.  Here are some of the things I spoke about or meant to mention:

I was asked to speak at the NMRT Conference 101 at Annual 2009 about  navigating Annual and the exhibits.  Here are some of the things I spoke about or meant to mention:

  • It's all about weight and pacing
  • Weight
    • Rip exhibit map out of "Into the Stacks" to carry with you
    • Individual hotel plans on p.52- of the program guide
    • Rip each day's program list out of the program guide to carry with you
    • Check Cognotes every morning, but don't necessarily keep it
    • Ask exhibitors to ship catalogs to you instead of carrying them
    • Remember that "Free" isn't free - you will have to carry your freebies, then pack or ship them
    • Use the post office on the exhibits floor to ship things home (everyone can get one free poster tube)
    • No wheeled carriers are allowed in the exhibit hall
  • Pacing
    • You can't see or do it all - don't push yourself too hard
    • The real conference is in the halls - stop to talk to other session attendees, ask questions, don't feel like you always have to rush to the next official session
    • Don't be afraid to make decisions on what to attend based on hotel proximity. Some sessions may just be too far apart.
  • Other Tips
    • Check "Into the Stacks" for prize drawings, etc.
    • Be prepared for air conditioning - a pashmini shawl is compact, light, and perfect for varying temperatures
    • Carry food and water with you - and share with others!
    • When going out to a restaurant or other venue, know the address and take a map with you. It's not foolproof, but it will help keep you from getting lost or confusing the cab driver.
    • Wear your badge at the conference, but not out on the street.  We're easy marks!
  • Getting Involved
    • Check out Booth 3034, the Membership Pavilion. They're hosting lots of 20 minute "About ALA" programs, including Exhibits 101.
    • Attend committee meetings before joining a committee to see if it's a good fit
    • Remember that committee composition is always changing, so don't let one person keep you from volunteering
    • Give out your business card, and make a note on the back the context of the meeting or what you're requesting, e.g. "Met at NMRT Meet & Greet" or "Looking for a committee appointment."  Do this with cards other people give you, too.
    • Check out people's badge tags to identify people from groups you're interested in or other people you'd like to meet (ALA Council members, for example)
    • Attend the NMRT and other Executive Board Meetings
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ACRL STS (Science and Technology Section)

Online Doc STS Publications Committee minutes - ALA Annual 2009

by Alison Bobal on Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 12:54 pm

Minutes from the Publications Committee are attached. 

 

Second Life Users Group

Discussion RezLibris releases August 2009 Issue

by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 12:23 pm

RezLibris releases August 2009 Issue
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Vienna James

DATE: August 3, 2009
EMAIL: rezlibris at gmail.com

RezLibris Magazine releases August 2009 Issue

RezLibris is proud to announce the release of a new issue available at:  http://www.rezlibris.com

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS:

RezLibris releases August 2009 Issue
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Vienna James

DATE: August 3, 2009
EMAIL: rezlibris at gmail.com

RezLibris Magazine releases August 2009 Issue

RezLibris is proud to announce the release of a new issue available at:  http://www.rezlibris.com

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS:

•     Second Life librarians at the ALA Chicago conference
•     Frank Lloyd Wright arrives in Second Life!
•     NASA events Celebrate 40th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Mission
•     EDTECH Island:  Boise University Offers Creative Education Resources for Learning in SL
•     Venue of the Month:  The Jazz Cat Dance club
•     Poetry Month’s Poetry Quest Machinima
•     Having fun at Prim Hearts! A Realistic Amusement Park
•     Performer Showcase:  Juel Resistance
•     Editorial:  Collaboration in Second life
•     Volunteers of the Month June/July: Alice Burgess & Adra Letov

This publication is for SL Librarians, and we want to help you in your SL endeavors!

So please share with us your:

•Grand Openings
•Special Events
•     Book Discussions
•     Poetry Readings
•     Classes, Conferences & Seminars
•Best Practices
•Tell us your Stories!

In turn we will spread the word throughout the SL Library Community! And of course, we welcome your feedback!  Let us know if you would like a representative to come speak at your next meeting.  You can reach us at rezlibris at gmail.com

Vienna James
Public Relations Director
RezLibris Magazine

REZLibris: To inform, share, inspire and encourage the SL Library Community.
RezLibris Magazine, http://www.rezlibris.com
SLurl: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Cybrary%20City/146/152/24/?title=RezLibri...
Email: rezlibris at gmail.com
Join our SL group: RezLibris Readers
Dulcie Mills, Publisher

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Second Life Users Group

Discussion FYI: Wine Library open on Cybrary City II

by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 12:17 pm

Wine Library open on Cybrary City II

Saturday, 01 Aug 2009 03:32:55 GMT

Wine Library , Cybrary City II (166, 159, 22) -- http://slurl.com/secondlife/Cybrary%20City%20II/166/159/22

Wine Library open on Cybrary City II

Saturday, 01 Aug 2009 03:32:55 GMT

Wine Library , Cybrary City II (166, 159, 22) -- http://slurl.com/secondlife/Cybrary%20City%20II/166/159/22

The Wine Library is open on Cybrary City II for wine tasting 24/7.  Please stop and visit.  Relax in the hot tub, and enjoy a little bit of wine country ambience in SL.  This is a work in progress and I hope to include more information about wine tasting, wine making,  and terroir. 

Hyacinth Cortes

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Managing Children's Services Discussion Group (ALSC - Association for Library Service to Children)

Discussion Meeting in Chicago

by Alison Poage on Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 04:57 pm

The Managing Children's Services Discussion Group will be meeting at the 2009 Annual Conference in Chicago:

Sunday, July 12, 2009
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
All Discussion Meeting
Hotel: Palmer House Hilton
Room: Spire

All are welcome to attend this informal discussion of management issues pertaining to youth services librarians. Feel free to post items to add to our agenda.

Managing Children’s Services Discussion Group Co-Convenors:
Cheryl Kallberg, Alison O'Reilly, and Carol Phillips

Managing Children's Services Discussion Group (ALSC - Association for Library Service to Children)

Discussion Managing Children’s Services Discussion Group - Minutes from July 12th

by Alison Poage on Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 08:48 am

Managing Children’s Services Discussion Group

Meeting Minutes

Managing Children’s Services Discussion Group

Meeting Minutes

Palmer House, Spire Room

July 12, 2009

The group introduced themselves, and brought up and discussed the following topics:

 

1.      Working with homeschoolers:

Some libraries find that groups will use library resources, but are so well organized they do not need other library assistance.

One library hosts a discovery club for homeschoolers to entice them into the library, but has found that not all homeschooling group philosophies mix.

 

2.      Working on new construction:

               Architects will make requests for certain information as they plan a new facility.  Look at your strategic plan; define your space based on function.  Decide what YOU want your space to do. Communicate this to your architect.

               For help with space planning, consult: Lisa Gooden, Kansas City Public Library, Penney Markey, Los Angeles County Public Library, Kim Bolan, consultant, Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

3.      Excessive attendance at programs: (We are victims of our own success!)

Advertise “limited seating.”

Hand out free tickets one-half hour in advance of show.

 

4.      Nurturing staff in busy times:

               We are all experiencing creative challenge of being asked to do more with less as we are facing staff and budget cuts.

               Share more programs with other librarians. 

               Reorganize staff and jobs.  Ask employees what they want to do for the upcoming year at their reviews.

Ask staff to decide what services they feel are most important to the community.

               Have face to face meetings with staff; work with peers.   

               Delegate jobs to staff, making sure you give credit to them.

              

5.      Owning the brand of “reading’ in a community

               We need to value ourselves so others can value us.

 

6.      Valuing the work of ALSC:

               Mention the authors you meet at ALSC functions.

               Mention committees that ALSC sponsors.  Librarians serve on them.

               Join ALA Connect to stay abreast of news in the field.

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Drupal4Lib Interest Group (LITA)

Event Information Systems From Libraries to the Internet (Course at USC, Los Angeles)

by Christopher Steins on Sun, Aug 2, 2009 at 01:00 pm

 

University Professor and California State Librarian emeritus Kevin Starr surveys the history and sociology of information systems, and the philosophical and literary implications of writing, archives, libraries, printing, and publishing from the ancient world to today's digital age.

This 3-unit course is open to everyone.

Mondays, August 24 - November 30, 2009
6:00 - 8:40pm
USC Campus

More information:
http://bit.ly/QtCne

 

University Professor and California State Librarian emeritus Kevin Starr surveys the history and sociology of information systems, and the philosophical and literary implications of writing, archives, libraries, printing, and publishing from the ancient world to today's digital age.

This 3-unit course is open to everyone.

Mondays, August 24 - November 30, 2009
6:00 - 8:40pm
USC Campus

More information:
http://bit.ly/QtCne

Syllabus (Word document):
http://www.usc.edu/schools/college/mls/documents/LBST-527syllabus.doc

About the Instructor:
http://www.usc.edu/schools/college/mls/starr.html

For more information on how to apply for the program or to register for a course, please email Natalie Kaylor, Student Services Advisor, or call her at (213) 740-1348.

Master of Liberal Studies Program
College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
University of Southern California
3501 Trousdale Parkway
Taper Hall (THH) 355
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0355

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