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Gaming in Libraries Course

Discussion Board Game Geeks & Funagain Games

by Christopher DeFrisco (non-member) on Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 11:59 am

Hello. 

The Ashland Oregon library hosts a Teen Day and Board Game night once a month. The Teen Day is hosted entirely by the library, and the game night is mine. I am not a librarian, just a board game zealot (the kind Scott warned you about in an earlier video).

We have been extremely lucky, in that one of our librarians is a video game "guy" and provides all of the equipment for Guitar Hero, Dance Dance Revolution as well as being a Dungeon Master for an ongoing Dungeons & Dragons adventure. 

Hello. 

The Ashland Oregon library hosts a Teen Day and Board Game night once a month. The Teen Day is hosted entirely by the library, and the game night is mine. I am not a librarian, just a board game zealot (the kind Scott warned you about in an earlier video).

We have been extremely lucky, in that one of our librarians is a video game "guy" and provides all of the equipment for Guitar Hero, Dance Dance Revolution as well as being a Dungeon Master for an ongoing Dungeons & Dragons adventure. 

In the evening of the same day (3rd Saturday of the month) I host the Board Game night from 5 to 11pm. The vast majority of the board games are mine. So again, we are lucky to already have the games on hand.

However, Funagain Games (who we are very fortunate to have locallly) has been extremely supportive and has already donated a handful of games. Please go to their web site and check out their programs. Submitting a request for games will, at a minimum, get you a response. They are very enthusiastic and sincere about the idea of promoting board games, over-and-above any benefit it may garner them financially.

If you are interested in board games specifically (or Magic the gathering, Role playing games etc.) then consider posting a call-to-arms on the BoardGameGeek (boardgamegeek.com). I would be very suprised if you didn't locate local zealots like myself who would be happy to teach at your events, if not come with piles of games in tow.

 

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Summer of Service 2009

Discussion Share your United We Serve accomplishments

by Beth Yoke on Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 04:15 pm

If your library has completed any volunteer efforts or activities, be sure to share the photos on Flickr and tag them servelibraries09.

GODORT (Government Documents Round Table)

Discussion GODORT Annual Conference Packet

by Amy West on Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 03:45 pm

See attached file for agendas & minutes for Cataloging, FDTF, IDTF, Program, Membership, Steering I, Steering II; GODORT conference schedule and the hotel map.  If you like this packet, let us know and also thank Andrea Sevetson.

2009 ALA Annual Conference [Event]

Event ALA Annual Conference

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 05:32 pm

Location: All. Over. Chicago.

ALCTS CRS Standards Committee (Continuing Resources Section)

Discussion Continuing Resources Standards Update Forum at ALA Annual

by Jacquie Samples on Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 03:06 pm

Continuing Resources Standards Update Forum at ALA Annual
Sunday July 12 2009, 10:30-Noon.

The Continuing Resources Standards Update Forum presents the latest news on standards affecting serials management at American Library Association conferences. The session is presented by the ALA ALCTS Continuing Resources Section, Continuing Resources Standards Committee and generously sponsored by Swets.

Continuing Resources Standards Update Forum at ALA Annual
Sunday July 12 2009, 10:30-Noon.

The Continuing Resources Standards Update Forum presents the latest news on standards affecting serials management at American Library Association conferences. The session is presented by the ALA ALCTS Continuing Resources Section, Continuing Resources Standards Committee and generously sponsored by Swets.

Date:          Sunday, July 12, 2009
Time:          10:30 AM-Noon
Location:  American Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago IL, McCormick Place W-192c

Presentations:
ISSN-L Implementation at OCLC
Paul Moss from OCLC will discuss their plans to implement the linking ISSN. ISSN-L will facilitate resource discovery and use within and across library systems such as catalogs and OpenURL link resolvers by grouping the different versions of a serial. Paul will discuss plans for incorporating ISSN-L into OCLC products and services.

How Libraries Check Online Access and How ONIX for Serials Could Help
Andrea Imre and Kitti Canepi, Southern Illinois University, will discuss findings of a survey on how libraries check online serials holdings. Using the ONIX for Serials standard could improve efficiency and accuracy.

CORE Update
Ted Koppel, Auto-Graphics, and co-chair of the Cost of Resource Exchange (CORE) NISO working group, will discuss the emerging CORE protocol for machine-to-machine transfer of financial information between Integrated Library Systems and Electronic Resource Management Systems

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NMRT (New Members Round Table)

Event NMRT Meet and Greet

by Linda Crook on Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 03:01 pm

Join us at the Hilton, Grand Tradition, to meet other new members, NMRT Board members & committee chairs, and often ALA VIPs.  It's a great way to start off your conference!

 

 Meet and Greet  7/10/09  Friday  7:30-8:30pm  HIL, Grand Tradition

 

K-16 Information Literacy

Discussion Helpful Resources: Establishing Local Collaborative Relationships

by Jeanne Swedo on Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 12:08 am

South Orange County School Libraries' Blog:

http://soclibraries.blogspot.com

South Orange County School Libraries' Wiki: (brand new)

http://soclibraries.wikispaces.com

Lifelong Information Literacy (LILi)

established by Esther Grassian, Information Literacy Librarian, UCLA

http://www2.library.ucla.edu/libraries/college/10645_12228.cfm

South Orange County School Libraries' Blog:

http://soclibraries.blogspot.com

South Orange County School Libraries' Wiki: (brand new)

http://soclibraries.wikispaces.com

Lifelong Information Literacy (LILi)

established by Esther Grassian, Information Literacy Librarian, UCLA

http://www2.library.ucla.edu/libraries/college/10645_12228.cfm

University of California Irvine (UCI) - SPIRIT Program

http://course.lib.uci.edu/ed/spirit

Library Live!

established by the Orange County Department of Education (CA)

Monthly broadcasts for school librarians to begin August 27, 2009

http://lrdc.ocde.us/Library_LIVE_.htm

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SRRT (Social Responsibilities Round Table)

Event Alternative Press Center events, Chicago (various times / locations)

by Catherine Michael on Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 01:22 pm

Alternative Press Center, publisher of the Alternative Press Index, has recently relocated to Chicago, IL from Baltimore, MD and invites all to stop in and see us at any of our 3 events during the ALA Summer Conference:

Alternative Media Reception
Date: Monday, July 13th
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Fee: $20
Location: Experimental Station, 6100 S Blackstone Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 (Take the Metra train from Randolph & Michigan to 59th Street)

Alternative Press Center, publisher of the Alternative Press Index, has recently relocated to Chicago, IL from Baltimore, MD and invites all to stop in and see us at any of our 3 events during the ALA Summer Conference:

Alternative Media Reception
Date: Monday, July 13th
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Fee: $20
Location: Experimental Station, 6100 S Blackstone Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 (Take the Metra train from Randolph & Michigan to 59th Street)

The Alternative Media Reception celebrates the 40th Anniversaries of both the ALA’s Social Responsibilities Round Table and the Alternative Press Center. A celebration not-to-be-missed featuring great food, drink, and music as well as books, zines, and other materials from progressive publishers in Chicago and all over North America.

The all-you-can eat buffet is a reasonable $20, payable at the door. See your old friends, make new friends, catch the latest in independent perspectives, and wish SRRT & APC another 40 years of happy activism!

For more information, contact Lyn Miller-Lachmann,
phone: (518) 729-3976,
Alternatives in Media Task Force: http://libr.org/amtf
Alternative Press Center: http://www.altpress.org/

LOCATION (Google maps) (also see the pdf attachments at the bottom of this post)

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The Alternative Press Center Booth at the American Library Association
Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois
Date: Saturday, July 11th to Tuesday, July 14th
Time: Saturday through Monday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Booth #1637 at the ALA

Join the Alternative Press Center at the ALA, where we will be showcasing many of the publications in the Alternative Press Index. We will be sharing booth #1637 with Library Juice Press. Come take a look at the APC’s collection of over 300 independent and alternative publications; browse and learn about new independent media!

Special event: Monday, July 13th MEET THE AUTHOR: PAUL BUHLE Time: 11:30 to 12:30

Paul Buhle is the founding editor of Radical America as well as co-authorof The Encyclopedia of the American Left and has edited several books of comic art, including Studs Terkel’s Working: A Graphic Adaptation, Wobblies!, A Dangerous Woman, and A People’s History of American Empire. Buhle was active in Students for a Democratic Society in the 1960s.
Location: Booth 1637, Exhibit Hall, McCormick Place

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Quimby’s and the Alternative Press Center Welcome Paul Buhle at the Alternative Press Center Open House

Date: Sunday, July 12th
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Fee: FREE EVENT
Location: Alternative Press Center / 2040 N. Milwaukee, 2nd floor.
(Take the Blue Line to O’Hare, exit at Western stop)
Note: the location is not handicap accessible

Paul Buhle will discuss the legacy of alternative media and underground press as well as his contemporary work in graphic adaptation of left history at the new location of the Alternative Press Center (APC).

Buhle’s books and other merchandise will be on hand courtesy of Quimby’s and APC will celebrate the author’s presence and its move with free wine, beer and snacks.

For more information:  http://www.altpress.org
LOCATION (Google maps)


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2009 ALA Annual Conference [Event]

Event The Google Book Search Settlement--Continuing to explore what’s in it for libraries

by Timothy Vollmer (staff) on Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 09:55 am

The ALA Washington Office is hosting a Breakout Session to discuss the proposed Google Book Search settlement on Saturday, July 11 from 10:30am - noon at McCormick Place West (MCP), Room W-193b (listed as the Washington Office Breakout Session II – Fair Use in the 21st Century: From Lawsuits to Legislation). Representatives from Google and the library community will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Nancy Kranich, chair of the Committee on Legislation’s Copyright Subcommittee, to discuss the recent settlement and essentially what’s in it for libraries.

The ALA Washington Office is hosting a Breakout Session to discuss the proposed Google Book Search settlement on Saturday, July 11 from 10:30am - noon at McCormick Place West (MCP), Room W-193b (listed as the Washington Office Breakout Session II – Fair Use in the 21st Century: From Lawsuits to Legislation). Representatives from Google and the library community will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Nancy Kranich, chair of the Committee on Legislation’s Copyright Subcommittee, to discuss the recent settlement and essentially what’s in it for libraries.

Panel participants include:

 

  • Dan Clancy, Google
  • Crosby Kemper III, CEO, Kansas City Public Library system 
  • Nancy Kranich, Chair, ALA Committee on Legislation Copyright Subcommittee 
  • Lee Van Orsdel, Dean of University Libraries, Grand Valley State University 
  • Kevin Smith, Scholarly Communications Officer, Duke University 
  • Patricia Steele, Dean of University Libraries, Indiana University 

 

The program will include an overview of the proposed settlement recently reached among Google, the Association of American Publishers and the Authors Guild and the comments filed on behalf of the ALA, the Association of Academic and Research Libraries and the Association of Research Libraries with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York for the judge to consider in his ruling on the proposed settlement. The panelists will offer brief remarks and then take questions from the audience.

Additional information about the proposed Google Book Search settlement agreement, including the recent amended agreement between Google and the University of Michigan, is available at http://wo.ala.org/gbs/.

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