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Event Happy National Library Workers Day! 2009 Gallery of ALA Avatar Stars

by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 02:21 pm

Gallery of ALA Avatar Stars In celebration of the 2009 ALA-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) National Library Workers Day, April 14, the Tuesday of the 2009 National Library Week --

Gallery of ALA Avatar Stars In celebration of the 2009 ALA-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) National Library Workers Day, April 14, the Tuesday of the 2009 National Library Week --

ALA Island features the Gallery of Library Stars, where visitors can pose for a picture and have it added to the gallery. Just go to ALA Party Central on ALA Island (167, 73, 30) for pose center instructions and gallery contacts.

Above are ALA staff member star avatars (clockwise from upper left) ALALibraryVal Miles, Kay Tairov, and Bunny Iwish. Click the photo to go to the Flickr photo page!

 

Click picture below for Gallery of Library Stars instructions!

Gallery of Library Stars Instructions

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Second Life Users Group

Event Happy National Library Workers Day! 2009 Gallery of ALA Avatar Stars

by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 02:21 pm

Gallery of ALA Avatar Stars In celebration of the 2009 ALA-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) National Library Workers Day, April 14, the Tuesday of the 2009 National Library Week --

Gallery of ALA Avatar Stars In celebration of the 2009 ALA-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) National Library Workers Day, April 14, the Tuesday of the 2009 National Library Week --

ALA Island features the Gallery of Library Stars, where visitors can pose for a picture and have it added to the gallery. Just go to ALA Party Central on ALA Island (167, 73, 30) for pose center instructions and gallery contacts.

Above are ALA staff member star avatars (clockwise from upper left) ALALibraryVal Miles, Kay Tairov, and Bunny Iwish. Click the photo to go to the Flickr photo page!

 

Click picture below for Gallery of Library Stars instructions!

Gallery of Library Stars Instructions

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Games and Gaming

Event Games+Learning+Society

by Beth Gallaway on Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 11:29 pm

Learning Through Interaction

 Madison, WI

http://www.glsconference.org/2009/index.html

 

 

Government Information Interest Group

Discussion Group Purpose

by Rebecca Troy-Horton on Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 10:20 pm

Someone asked why I created this group. Um, because I can? ;-) Anyone can create a casual and fun interest group/community on ALAConnect! It isn't meant to be so formal. I'm not competing with GODORT, FGI, or the FDLP (which I am a member/part of, but that doesn't mean you have to be!). You don't have to be a member of GODORT or be part of a depository library to be in this group. If you are, fine (I am!). But there are all kinds of librarians out there who may or may not belong to GODORT (yet! ha.) or are not a depository or just simply want to learn more about government info.

Someone asked why I created this group. Um, because I can? ;-) Anyone can create a casual and fun interest group/community on ALAConnect! It isn't meant to be so formal. I'm not competing with GODORT, FGI, or the FDLP (which I am a member/part of, but that doesn't mean you have to be!). You don't have to be a member of GODORT or be part of a depository library to be in this group. If you are, fine (I am!). But there are all kinds of librarians out there who may or may not belong to GODORT (yet! ha.) or are not a depository or just simply want to learn more about government info. I hope librarians from all types of libraries join this group for some conversation, sharing, networking, and talk about current events dealing with our government. We need to publicize to various listservs and on social networking tools such as Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc. about this interest group.

So that's the story, morning glory. ;-)

~Rebecca

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Games and Gaming

Event NY Games Conference

by Beth Gallaway on Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 10:50 pm
Games and Gaming

Event Chicago Toy & Game Fair

by Beth Gallaway on Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 10:47 pm

Location: Navy Pier, Chicago IL.

 Librarians are admitted as guests.

 Website: http://www.chitag.com

Union Library Workers

Discussion Franklin Rosemont, labor activist, has died.

by Kathleen McCook on Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 10:32 pm

Franklin Rosemont, surrealist poet, artist, historian, street speaker, & labor activist, died of an aneurysm on Sunday, April 12th in Chicago, Illinois...Rosemont was a leading figure in the reorganization of America’s oldest labor press, the Charles H. Kerr Company....

Franklin Rosemont, surrealist poet, artist, historian, street speaker, & labor activist, died of an aneurysm on Sunday, April 12th in Chicago, Illinois...Rosemont was a leading figure in the reorganization of America’s oldest labor press, the Charles H. Kerr Company....

Elaine Harger, co-founder of the Progressive Librarians Guild, had this to add on the PLG listserv: Franklin and Penelope Rosemont are tied to PLG’s story in that they organized PLG’s first outing at an ALA conference. They gave us a tour of the Waldheim Cemetary in Chicago, burial place of many leftists. We have a photo of PLGers with the Rosemonts standing in front of the monument erected to the Haymarket Martyrs.

[see post at Library Juice].

 

 

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Government Information Interest Group

Discussion Introductions

by Rebecca Troy-Horton on Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 08:01 pm

Hello! Just want to everyone to introduce themselves and tell us what your interest in government information is and what you wish to get out of this group.

My name is Rebecca Blakeley and I am a Government Documents Librarian at McNeese State University. I also blog and volunteer for the website Free Government Information (FGI). We are always looking for volunteer "bloggers of the month" so if you are interested, let me know! ;-)

Hello! Just want to everyone to introduce themselves and tell us what your interest in government information is and what you wish to get out of this group.

My name is Rebecca Blakeley and I am a Government Documents Librarian at McNeese State University. I also blog and volunteer for the website Free Government Information (FGI). We are always looking for volunteer "bloggers of the month" so if you are interested, let me know! ;-)

I am hoping many kinds of librarians will join this group and we can learn more about the limitless possibilities that government information holds for your patrons and your libraries. I believe we are entering an era that emphasizes civic engagement and openess of government information, as witnessed so far by the initiatives of our new President and his administration. Let's see what the future holds!

~Rebecca

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Government Information Interest Group

Discussion What does the public know about Depository Libraries and Government Publications?

by Rebecca Troy-Horton on Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 02:45 pm

Check out these videos:

http://fdlp.gov/outreach/promotionalresources/381-taketostreet

Very fascinating...let's discuss this! 

Check out these videos:

http://fdlp.gov/outreach/promotionalresources/381-taketostreet

Very fascinating...let's discuss this! 

What do you think needs to be done to promote government information and/or government depository libraries more? Do you think your patrons get most of their government information by stumbling across it in Google search results? How can we promote the gov info that is not online yet or is hidden in the deep web? Do you think the FDL Marketing Plan that GPO/FDLP is conducting will be of any help or are the ways to improve it? (I personally feel that "Easy as FDL" is a phrase that is meaningless to the average person and they should've chosen something that most people would understand!)

I'd love to hear your thoughts and will throw my two cents in but I want to hear what you have to say. :-)

~Rebecca

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