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ALA 2015 Environmental Scan

Discussion Idaho Library Association Planning Forum

by Michael Dowling on Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 09:08 am

Input from ALA members in Idaho on where they would like ALA to focus its efforts from now to 2015.

Health Sciences Interest Group (ACRL)

Discussion Midwinter Meeting Info

by Carissa Tomlinson on Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 03:14 pm

Hi All-
I just wanted to let you know that we will be meeting at Midwinter and would love for you to come.  I have requested room space between 1:30 and 3:30 on Sunday, but I don't know our specific time or room.  Please keep us in mind as you plan!  Those who serve on working groups, it would be great if someone could give a report on what you've been working on.  If no one from your working group will be attending, please send me an informal written report.

Hi All-
I just wanted to let you know that we will be meeting at Midwinter and would love for you to come.  I have requested room space between 1:30 and 3:30 on Sunday, but I don't know our specific time or room.  Please keep us in mind as you plan!  Those who serve on working groups, it would be great if someone could give a report on what you've been working on.  If no one from your working group will be attending, please send me an informal written report.

Additionally, I would like to hold an informal short online/ teleconference meeting for those of us who cannot attend.  I will let you know more details about this as I figure them out!

Thanks again for your support!

Carissa Tomlinson, Chair

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Health Sciences Interest Group (ACRL)

Online Doc Programming/Events Task Force Meeting Minutes

by Carissa Tomlinson on Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 03:09 pm

Hi Everyone,

I have attached the minutes of the Programming/Events Task Force meeting on September 30, 2009.

LearnRT (Learning Round Table)

Discussion ALA-APA Now Accepting Course Proposals for Library Support Staff

by Peter Bromberg on Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 01:59 pm

(originally posted by Betha Gutsche on the CLENERT listserv, 10/6/09)

This news item has just been released from the Library Support Staff Certificate Program (LSSC). Please spread the word to anyone who might be developing or offering courses to meet their needs.

(originally posted by Betha Gutsche on the CLENERT listserv, 10/6/09)

This news item has just been released from the Library Support Staff Certificate Program (LSSC). Please spread the word to anyone who might be developing or offering courses to meet their needs.

ALA-APA is accepting applications from education providers interested in offering courses for candidates in the Library Support Staff Certificate Program, (LSSC). The LSSC is the first national, voluntary certification program for library support staff. Course providers may be organizations or individuals with the expertise, training, and resources to offer courses online or face-to-face.

Potential providers complete an application, http://ala-apa.org/lsscp/courseapprovalapplication.doc, and submit a course syllabus, a description of the course’s teaching methods and assessment plan, and the instructor’s resume.  The application will be evaluated by a committee of American Library Association member volunteers using a rubric, http://ala-apa.org/lsscp/courseevalrubric.doc.  Approved courses will be publicized and available to all LSSC candidates. Courses that are approved will maintain that status, barring major changes, for four years.

Funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the LSSC Program is in a testing phase in five library organizations across the United States. The program will begin accepting candidates in January 2010. The LSSC Program was approved by the American Library Association to be an official certification of ALA in July 2009. More information about the LSSCP is available online at http://www.ala-apa.org/lsscp. Please direct questions to Jenifer Grady at jgrady@ala.org or 312-280-2424.

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LearnRT (Learning Round Table)

Online Doc LearningExchange Newsletter, September 2009 (vol 26:1)

by Peter Bromberg on Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 10:24 am

Here is the September 2009 edition of LearningExchange, The Newsletter of the Learning Round Table of ALA.

Health Sciences Interest Group (ACRL)

Discussion Midwinter IGHS Meeting- Change in Time

by Carissa Tomlinson on Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 09:01 am

After some discussion with ACRL staff and polling you all, our meeting has been changed to Sunday, January 17th from 4-5:30.  More information on agenda and location is to come.

Thanks for your support,

Carissa Tomlinson, IGHS

ALCTS Continuing Education Committee (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)

Event E-forum on licensing

by Kristin Martin on Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 03:28 pm

Please join us for an e-forum discussion.  It’s free and open to everyone!

Registration information is at the end of the message.

 

“Licensing: Why, When, and How”

October 13-14, 2009

E-forum runs 9-5 Eastern time each day

Moderated by Selden Lamoureux, Electronic Resources Librarian at North Carolina State University and Kristin Martin, Metadata Librarian at the University of Illinois Chicago.

Please join us for an e-forum discussion.  It’s free and open to everyone!

Registration information is at the end of the message.

 

“Licensing: Why, When, and How”

October 13-14, 2009

E-forum runs 9-5 Eastern time each day

Moderated by Selden Lamoureux, Electronic Resources Librarian at North Carolina State University and Kristin Martin, Metadata Librarian at the University of Illinois Chicago.

If your library is like many others, electronic resources are taking up a bigger portion of the budget and growing every day.  Licensing is often an essential component of e-resources workflow but frequently delays timely acquisitions and access.  This e-forum will be a chance to discuss the mechanics of licensing e-resources and share your experiences and best practices with others.  Come discuss the reasons for licensing, your strategies for making this a more efficient part of your workflow, and the future of licensing in your institution.

*To register:*

Go to: http://lists.ala.org/sympa, click on ALCTS (spelled out) under the ALA Division heading, then choose alcts-eforum@ala.org . A login and password are required to register. Instructions for obtaining a login and password may be found on the list homepage. Participation is free and open to anyone.

 

 

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ALA 2015 Environmental Scan

Discussion West Virginia Library Association Planning Forum Summary

by Michael Dowling on Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 03:18 pm

This summary provides input from members in West Virginia on what they would like ALA  to focus on during the next five years.

ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Discussion Drug Cost Information Resources at the National Library of Medicine® (NLM®)

by Cynthia Burke on Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 02:19 pm

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) responds to more than 100,000 questions each year. Regularly asked questions become Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). NLM Reference and Consumer Health FAQs are at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/faqref.html. We review and update our FAQs frequently. The FAQ resources include national and international government agencies and non-profit organizations. Three of our FAQs are about health care costs. One is about the costs of prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) responds to more than 100,000 questions each year. Regularly asked questions become Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). NLM Reference and Consumer Health FAQs are at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/faqref.html. We review and update our FAQs frequently. The FAQ resources include national and international government agencies and non-profit organizations. Three of our FAQs are about health care costs. One is about the costs of prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

The FAQ: US Drug Cost Information, is at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/drugcost.html . It includes cost information for 10 states. Users can search by county, city, zip code and drug name. If your state is not included, the FAQ has resources you can use to find cost information. More states will be added when available.

Send your comments about these resource or research assistance questions to custerv@nlm.nih.gov
or use our contact form at http://apps.nlm.nih.gov/mainweb/siebel/nlm/index.cfm .

Cynthia Burke, MLS, AHIP
Reference Librarian
National Library of Medicine
URL: http://www.nlm.nih.gov
The National Library of Medicine is part of the National Institutes of Health,
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Health Sciences Interest Group (ACRL)

Discussion Drug Cost Information Resources at the National Library of Medicine® (NLM®)

by Cynthia Burke on Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 02:17 pm

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) responds to more than 100,000 questions each year. Regularly asked questions become Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). NLM Reference and Consumer Health FAQs are at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/faqref.html. We review and update our FAQs frequently. The FAQ resources include national and international government agencies and non-profit organizations. Three of our FAQs are about health care costs. One is about the costs of prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) responds to more than 100,000 questions each year. Regularly asked questions become Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). NLM Reference and Consumer Health FAQs are at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/faqref.html. We review and update our FAQs frequently. The FAQ resources include national and international government agencies and non-profit organizations. Three of our FAQs are about health care costs. One is about the costs of prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

The FAQ: US Drug Cost Information, is at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/drugcost.html . It includes cost information for 10 states. Users can search by county, city, zip code and drug name. If your state is not included, the FAQ has resources you can use to find cost information. More states will be added when available.

Send your comments about these resource or research assistance questions to custerv@nlm.nih.gov
or use our contact form at http://apps.nlm.nih.gov/mainweb/siebel/nlm/index.cfm .

Cynthia Burke, MLS, AHIP
Reference Librarian
National Library of Medicine
URL: http://www.nlm.nih.gov
The National Library of Medicine is part of the National Institutes of Health,
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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