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Event ALA Connect Presentation by Jenny Levine/SL's Cielo Paris MOVED TO 4/16 at 9 am PT - National Library Week on ALA Island

by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 10:30 am

Furthering promoting the theme of "connections," Jenny Levine, internet development specialist & strategy guide, ITTS (Second Life avatar, Cielo Paris), will host a presentation on ALA Connect, ALA’s new social networking site. Meet Cielo Paris at the Main Stage on ALA Island (128, 107, 29).

Cataloging Rules

Discussion Interesting article on name disambiguation

by Jeffrey Beall (non-member) on Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 08:24 am

The following article is worth a read. It's about different solutions for the name ambiguity problem. Although the article fails to describe the successful approach that library catalogers have used to deal with this problem, it's still an interesting article.

Enserink, Martin.  "Are You Ready to Become a Number?" Science, vol. 323, no. 5922 (27 March 2009): 1662-1664. DOI: 10.1126/science.323.5922.1662

Virtual Communities and Libraries

Discussion But wait; there's more! - 2009 National Library Week Events on ALA Island

by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Sun, Apr 12, 2009 at 01:49 am

More to see and hear for the 2009 National Library Week on ALA Island!

More to see and hear for the 2009 National Library Week on ALA Island!

As April is School Library Media Month, and, with the permission of SLCN.TV, you can watch at the Galen Noltenius Sky (Video) Platform the recent entry in the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Eduverse Talks series, Beyond the Dewey Decimal System: Librarians Leveraging Social Media to Build Professional Learning Communities, from February 17, 2009. As explained on the ISTE Eduverse Talks Blog: In this episode, Host Kevin Jarrett (SL: KJ Hax), leads an hour-long discussion about the growth of library/media learning networks and communities of practice powered by Web 2.0 tools and Second Life. Joining him will be: Lisa Perez (SL: Elaine Tulip), Chicago Public Schools; Joyce Valenza (SL: Joyce Story), Librarian, Springfield Township (PA) High School; and Rhonda Trueman (SL: Abbey Zenith), Head of Reference and Business Librarian for Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte, NC.

The Thursday of National Library Week is Support Teen Literature Day. In celebration of that, we present a radio show of teen pop culture icon, Archie Andrews. Comic books were arguably the first literature written specifically for kids and teens, but in the 1940s and 1950s they were villanized in polite society, and blamed, with rather specious studies, for creating troublesome teens and juvenile delinquency. Schools, parent teacher associations, and other community groups held bonfires and burned hundreds of comics. Longtime comics publishers went out of business while its dozens of writers and artists were thrown out of work and regarded as social outcasts. Now true, such accusations were never hurled at the comic book world of Archie; rather, it was comics that featured crime stories, superheroes, jungle queens, and romance tales that attracted ire and fire.  Still, in memory of the rocky past comic books have experienced in America, you can listen to the Archie radio show episode — in which Archie’s father attempts to wallpaper the living room of the Andrews home — in our Banned Books Week Town Square (and you can read more about this particular chapter in American pop culture history in the 2008 Picador publication, The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America, by David Hajdu).

Last but not least, if you missed the Fall 2008 SLymposium, you can listen to an audio archive of its morning sessions, courtesy of Radio Riel via the Internet Archive, at Salon Huron. The surviving audio of the afternoon sessions will be there later in the week. The morning sessions in the audio recording of the presenters at the American Library Association Second Life Symposium on Nov. 8, 2008 contain: Welcome and Keynote by Tom Peters (SL’s Maxito Ricardo), author, ALA TechSource Library Technology Report on Librarianship in Virtual Worlds; Public and Rural Libraries in Second Life by Sonja Morgan (SL’s Sonja Morgwain), Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library; Library Associations in Second Life by Tina Coleman (SL’s Kay Tairov), ALA; and Academic Libraries in Second Life by Carrie Pennell (SL’s Carrie Kent), Harvard University. The afternoon sessions contain: Special Libraries in Second Life by Carol Perryman, Coordinator of Health Infoisland; and Graduate Library Students in Second Life by Sue Bergren. Due to logistical and technical difficulties, this recording does not contain the final presentation, Schools, Teens and Tweens in virtual worlds.

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Second Life Users Group

Discussion But wait; there's more! - 2009 National Library Week Events on ALA Island

by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Sun, Apr 12, 2009 at 01:49 am

More to see and hear for the 2009 National Library Week on ALA Island!

More to see and hear for the 2009 National Library Week on ALA Island!

As April is School Library Media Month, and, with the permission of SLCN.TV, you can watch at the Galen Noltenius Sky (Video) Platform the recent entry in the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Eduverse Talks series, Beyond the Dewey Decimal System: Librarians Leveraging Social Media to Build Professional Learning Communities, from February 17, 2009. As explained on the ISTE Eduverse Talks Blog: In this episode, Host Kevin Jarrett (SL: KJ Hax), leads an hour-long discussion about the growth of library/media learning networks and communities of practice powered by Web 2.0 tools and Second Life. Joining him will be: Lisa Perez (SL: Elaine Tulip), Chicago Public Schools; Joyce Valenza (SL: Joyce Story), Librarian, Springfield Township (PA) High School; and Rhonda Trueman (SL: Abbey Zenith), Head of Reference and Business Librarian for Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte, NC.

The Thursday of National Library Week is Support Teen Literature Day. In celebration of that, we present a radio show of teen pop culture icon, Archie Andrews. Comic books were arguably the first literature written specifically for kids and teens, but in the 1940s and 1950s they were villanized in polite society, and blamed, with rather specious studies, for creating troublesome teens and juvenile delinquency. Schools, parent teacher associations, and other community groups held bonfires and burned hundreds of comics. Longtime comics publishers went out of business while its dozens of writers and artists were thrown out of work and regarded as social outcasts. Now true, such accusations were never hurled at the comic book world of Archie; rather, it was comics that featured crime stories, superheroes, jungle queens, and romance tales that attracted ire and fire.  Still, in memory of the rocky past comic books have experienced in America, you can listen to the Archie radio show episode — in which Archie’s father attempts to wallpaper the living room of the Andrews home — in our Banned Books Week Town Square (and you can read more about this particular chapter in American pop culture history in the 2008 Picador publication, The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America, by David Hajdu).

Last but not least, if you missed the Fall 2008 SLymposium, you can listen to an audio archive of its morning sessions, courtesy of Radio Riel via the Internet Archive, at Salon Huron. The surviving audio of the afternoon sessions will be there later in the week. The morning sessions in the audio recording of the presenters at the American Library Association Second Life Symposium on Nov. 8, 2008 contain: Welcome and Keynote by Tom Peters (SL’s Maxito Ricardo), author, ALA TechSource Library Technology Report on Librarianship in Virtual Worlds; Public and Rural Libraries in Second Life by Sonja Morgan (SL’s Sonja Morgwain), Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library; Library Associations in Second Life by Tina Coleman (SL’s Kay Tairov), ALA; and Academic Libraries in Second Life by Carrie Pennell (SL’s Carrie Kent), Harvard University. The afternoon sessions contain: Special Libraries in Second Life by Carol Perryman, Coordinator of Health Infoisland; and Graduate Library Students in Second Life by Sue Bergren. Due to logistical and technical difficulties, this recording does not contain the final presentation, Schools, Teens and Tweens in virtual worlds.

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Virtual Communities and Libraries

Discussion "Worlds connect @ your library" in Second Life -- April 7, 2009 ALA press release with schedule of events on ALA Island for next week's 2009 National Library Week

by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Sun, Apr 12, 2009 at 01:42 am

"Worlds connect @ your library" in Second Life

CHICAGO - In celebration of National Library Week, the American Library Association (ALA) will host a series of "Worlds connect @ your library" events in Second Life (SL). "Worlds connect @ your library" is the 2009 theme for National Library Week.

"Worlds connect @ your library" in Second Life

CHICAGO - In celebration of National Library Week, the American Library Association (ALA) will host a series of "Worlds connect @ your library" events in Second Life (SL). "Worlds connect @ your library" is the 2009 theme for National Library Week.

This year's attractions and events in Second Life mark the second National Library Week to host "in-world" activities. Attractions open throughout National Library Week will include:

  • An ALA / Information Island Archipelago Treasure Hunt. Visitors are invited  to explore the Information Island Chain while picking up fun and useful freebies along the way.
  • A celebration of ALA Allied Professional Association's (ALA-APA) National Library Workers Day, Tuesday, April 14. ALA Island will feature the Gallery of Library Stars, where visitors can pose for a picture and have it added to the gallery.
  • Build-Your-Own-Tour of Libraries in Second Life. SL users can use the pictures on the ALA Island to visit different library locations throughout Second Life.
  • A Youth Media Award art gallery. Visitors are invited to stop by the Lorelei Junot Gallery to check out this National Library Week art exhibit featuring cover art from Caldecott, Pura Belpré and Coretta Scott King award winners and honor medal recipients.

Also, during National Library Week, ALA staff members will be in Second Life to reach out and connect with SL users. Special events will include (and please be aware that Second Life Time, called SLT, is exactly the same as Pacific Time, so adjust the times below to your own time zone accordingly):

 

  • 10 a.m. PT/SLT, Monday, April 13 - Main Stage, ALA Island

Megan McFarlane, coordinator for the Campaign for America's Libraries (Second Life avatar, Bunny Iwish), will host a talk on the fourth season of Step Up to the Plate @ your library. McFarlane will be on hand to discuss the 2009 season, which will focus on the history and diversity of America's national pastime, and to answer questions on promoting the program.

 

  • 4 p.m. PT/SLT, Tuesday, April 14 - Banned Books Week Town Square, ALA Island

Tina Coleman, ALA membership specialist (Second Life avatar, Kay Tairov), will moderate a book discussion of Watchmen. The discussion will focus on the graphic novel and its impact on modern literature and pop culture.

 

  • 6 p.m. PT/ SLT, Wednesday, April 15 - Main Stage, ALA Island

Joe Sanchez, author of the February 2009 Library Technology Reports and doctoral candidate in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin (Second Life avatar, North Lamar), will host a presentation titled Implementing Second Life: Ideas, Challenges and Innovations. Please join us for this exclusive interactive discussion and presentation of his work. We'll be discussing virtual worlds and their potential to impact library service and freedom of information, as well as Joe's work with Library Science students using Second Life. One of the topics discussed will be role-playing in virtual worlds, so we are asking all participants to come dressed as their favorite historical figure!

 

  • 12 p.m. PT/SLT, Thursday, April 16 - Salon Huron, ALA Island

Valerie Hawkins, ALA library reference specialist (Second Life avatar, ALALibraryVal Miles), will moderate a T.A.R.D.I.S (Time And Relative Dimensions In Space) @ your library, a discussion of the world of the popular British science fiction show Doctor Who.

 

  • 12 p.m. PT/SLT, Friday, April 17 - Main Stage, ALA Island

Furthering promoting the theme of "connections," Jenny Levine, internet development specialist & strategy guide, ITTS (Second Life avatar, Cielo Paris), will host a presentation on ALA Connect, ALA's new social networking site.

 

The ALA Island/ALA Main Stage is located at 128, 107, 29.  In Second Life, teleport there directly: http://slurl.com/secondlife/ALA%20Island/128/107/29/

To learn more about Second Life, visit ALA's Second Life wiki at http://wikis.ala.org/professionaltips/index.php/Second_Life.  For more information on National Library Week, visit the National Library Week Web page at http://www.ala.org/pio/nlw

The Campaign for America's Libraries (www.ala.org/@yourlibrary) is ALA's public awareness campaign that promotes the value of libraries and librarians.  Thousands of libraries of all types – across the country and around the globe - use the Campaign's @ your library® brand. The Campaign is made possible in part by ALA's Library Champions, corporations and foundations who advocate the importance of the library in American society.

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Second Life Users Group

Discussion "Worlds connect @ your library" in Second Life -- April 7, 2009 ALA press release with schedule of events on ALA Island for next week's 2009 National Library Week

by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Sun, Apr 12, 2009 at 01:42 am

"Worlds connect @ your library" in Second Life

CHICAGO - In celebration of National Library Week, the American Library Association (ALA) will host a series of "Worlds connect @ your library" events in Second Life (SL). "Worlds connect @ your library" is the 2009 theme for National Library Week.

"Worlds connect @ your library" in Second Life

CHICAGO - In celebration of National Library Week, the American Library Association (ALA) will host a series of "Worlds connect @ your library" events in Second Life (SL). "Worlds connect @ your library" is the 2009 theme for National Library Week.

This year's attractions and events in Second Life mark the second National Library Week to host "in-world" activities. Attractions open throughout National Library Week will include:

  • An ALA / Information Island Archipelago Treasure Hunt. Visitors are invited  to explore the Information Island Chain while picking up fun and useful freebies along the way.
  • A celebration of ALA Allied Professional Association's (ALA-APA) National Library Workers Day, Tuesday, April 14. ALA Island will feature the Gallery of Library Stars, where visitors can pose for a picture and have it added to the gallery.
  • Build-Your-Own-Tour of Libraries in Second Life. SL users can use the pictures on the ALA Island to visit different library locations throughout Second Life.
  • A Youth Media Award art gallery. Visitors are invited to stop by the Lorelei Junot Gallery to check out this National Library Week art exhibit featuring cover art from Caldecott, Pura Belpré and Coretta Scott King award winners and honor medal recipients.

Also, during National Library Week, ALA staff members will be in Second Life to reach out and connect with SL users. Special events will include (and please be aware that Second Life Time, called SLT, is exactly the same as Pacific Time, so adjust the times below to your own time zone accordingly):

 

  • 10 a.m. PT/SLT, Monday, April 13 - Main Stage, ALA Island

Megan McFarlane, coordinator for the Campaign for America's Libraries (Second Life avatar, Bunny Iwish), will host a talk on the fourth season of Step Up to the Plate @ your library. McFarlane will be on hand to discuss the 2009 season, which will focus on the history and diversity of America's national pastime, and to answer questions on promoting the program.

 

  • 4 p.m. PT/SLT, Tuesday, April 14 - Banned Books Week Town Square, ALA Island

Tina Coleman, ALA membership specialist (Second Life avatar, Kay Tairov), will moderate a book discussion of Watchmen. The discussion will focus on the graphic novel and its impact on modern literature and pop culture.

 

  • 6 p.m. PT/ SLT, Wednesday, April 15 - Main Stage, ALA Island

Joe Sanchez, author of the February 2009 Library Technology Reports and doctoral candidate in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin (Second Life avatar, North Lamar), will host a presentation titled Implementing Second Life: Ideas, Challenges and Innovations. Please join us for this exclusive interactive discussion and presentation of his work. We'll be discussing virtual worlds and their potential to impact library service and freedom of information, as well as Joe's work with Library Science students using Second Life. One of the topics discussed will be role-playing in virtual worlds, so we are asking all participants to come dressed as their favorite historical figure!

 

  • 12 p.m. PT/SLT, Thursday, April 16 - Salon Huron, ALA Island

Valerie Hawkins, ALA library reference specialist (Second Life avatar, ALALibraryVal Miles), will moderate a T.A.R.D.I.S (Time And Relative Dimensions In Space) @ your library, a discussion of the world of the popular British science fiction show Doctor Who.

 

  • 12 p.m. PT/SLT, Friday, April 17 - Main Stage, ALA Island

Furthering promoting the theme of "connections," Jenny Levine, internet development specialist & strategy guide, ITTS (Second Life avatar, Cielo Paris), will host a presentation on ALA Connect, ALA's new social networking site.

 

The ALA Island/ALA Main Stage is located at 128, 107, 29.  In Second Life, teleport there directly: http://slurl.com/secondlife/ALA%20Island/128/107/29/

To learn more about Second Life, visit ALA's Second Life wiki at http://wikis.ala.org/professionaltips/index.php/Second_Life.  For more information on National Library Week, visit the National Library Week Web page at http://www.ala.org/pio/nlw

The Campaign for America's Libraries (www.ala.org/@yourlibrary) is ALA's public awareness campaign that promotes the value of libraries and librarians.  Thousands of libraries of all types – across the country and around the globe - use the Campaign's @ your library® brand. The Campaign is made possible in part by ALA's Library Champions, corporations and foundations who advocate the importance of the library in American society.

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REFORMA

Event REFORMA Fundraiser @ ALA Annual Conference in Chicago

by Max Macias (non-member) on Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 04:29 pm

SAVE the date!

Plan to attend a fabulous Fiesta!

REFORMA Fundraiser @ ALA Annual Conference in Chicago

Sunday, July 12 starting at 8:00 p.m.

Location TBA

ALCTS CRS Continuing Resources Cataloging Committee (Continuing Resources Section)

Online Doc Committee Charge

by Jennifer B. Young on Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 03:22 pm

Charge of the Continuing Resources Cataloging Committee:

Charge of the Continuing Resources Cataloging Committee:

To serve as a forum for discussion of all issues related to the cataloging of continuing resources in all formats.

To identify, discuss, and propose solutions to problems related to the cataloging of continuing resources.

To make recommendations to the Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access (CC:DA), MARBI (Machine-Readable Bibliographic Information), and other appropriate bodies on cataloging rules, communication formats, standards, and similar matters, related to the cataloging of continuing resources.

To promote and to serve as a venue for the exchange of information among the Committee, the Library of Congress, the CONSER Program, CC:DA, MARBI, and the continuing resources cataloging community.

To maintain liaison, as appropriate, with other ALA units and with relevant outside agencies having similar interests.

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RFID Technology Interest Group (LITA)

Discussion RFID Job Opportunity?

by Radhakrishnan Subramaniam (non-member) on Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 12:53 pm

Hi All,

 

Hi All,

 

I have been scouting around for a long time to find a job opportunity in RFID in Libraries, but unfortunately, I have been unsuccessful so far. If anyone has such an opening or if they can point me in the “right” direction, please let me know. I am willing to relocate, and I would be delighted to send my resume.

 

I have a Masters degree in Library & Information Science together with experience in Reference, Information & Market Research, and recent training in RFID.

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Take care and warm regards,

Ranjit

ambigas@streamyx.com

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