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ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children)

Discussion 2010 Belpre Award Selection Committee - Call for Nominations

by Lucia Gonzalez on Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 10:21 am

The 2010 Pura Belpré Award Selection Committee needs to hear from you!  The Belpré Committee will consider and vote on books published within January 1 to December 31, 2009. Please send the Committee your nominations of outstanding original children’s books that portray, affirm, and celebrate the Latino cultural experience.

The 2010 Pura Belpré Award Selection Committee needs to hear from you!  The Belpré Committee will consider and vote on books published within January 1 to December 31, 2009. Please send the Committee your nominations of outstanding original children’s books that portray, affirm, and celebrate the Latino cultural experience.  Nominations from the field will be accepted up to December 1st for books that meet the published criteria,  (http://ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/belpremedal/belpresubmission/belprmedaltrms.cfm

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ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children)

Event Mora Award applications due 8/31

by Beatriz Wallace on Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 11:03 am

REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking is accepting applications for the 2009 Estela and Raúl Mora Award. 

REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking is accepting applications for the 2009 Estela and Raúl Mora Award. 

 The Estela and Raúl Mora Award was established by author and poet Pat Mora and her three siblings in honor of their parents and to promote Día de Los Niños/Día de los Libros (Day of the Children, Day of the Books).  The Mora Award consists of a $1,000 stipend and a plaque donated by the Mora grandchildren.  The award will be presented at ALA midwinter to the most exemplary program celebrating Día de Los Niños/Día de Los Libros.  Schools and Libraries who had successful Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros  programs during 2009 are encouraged to submit an application before August 31st 2009.

Application guidelines are available on the REFORMA website www.reforma.org or at http://www.reforma.org/Mora2009.htm

 For additional information please contact the chair of the 2009 Mora Award committee Elva Garza (512)462-1453 or elva.garza@ci.austin.tx.us

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REFORMA

Event Mora Award applications due 8/31

by Beatriz Wallace on Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 11:03 am

REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking is accepting applications for the 2009 Estela and Raúl Mora Award. 

REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking is accepting applications for the 2009 Estela and Raúl Mora Award. 

 The Estela and Raúl Mora Award was established by author and poet Pat Mora and her three siblings in honor of their parents and to promote Día de Los Niños/Día de los Libros (Day of the Children, Day of the Books).  The Mora Award consists of a $1,000 stipend and a plaque donated by the Mora grandchildren.  The award will be presented at ALA midwinter to the most exemplary program celebrating Día de Los Niños/Día de Los Libros.  Schools and Libraries who had successful Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros  programs during 2009 are encouraged to submit an application before August 31st 2009.

Application guidelines are available on the REFORMA website www.reforma.org or at http://www.reforma.org/Mora2009.htm

 For additional information please contact the chair of the 2009 Mora Award committee Elva Garza (512)462-1453 or elva.garza@ci.austin.tx.us

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Drupal4Lib Interest Group (LITA)

Discussion Chicagoland Drupal4Lib BoF (9/25/2009) - Report

by Leo Klein on Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 08:04 pm

Drupalicon We had a great turn-out with about 20 librarians representing a good cross-section of both institutions and areas in and around Chicago. The discussion was so engaging that I totally forgot to take a picture!

Drupalicon We had a great turn-out with about 20 librarians representing a good cross-section of both institutions and areas in and around Chicago. The discussion was so engaging that I totally forgot to take a picture!

We discussed topics such as migration of systems, what to put in a RFP, the future of MySQL and how that might affect Drupal, getting buy-in from staff and To WYSIWYG or Not to WYSIWYG. I discussed publication workflows based on my experience over the summer setting up a number of blogs and news services.

We also had a number of people presenting their websites. This included library websites at Wheaton College and Trinity University (Deerfield), ALA's TechSource, a collaborative project between U. of C. and the German Chemical Society called XCITR (Explore Chemical Informatics Teaching Resources) and finally, a very interesting community-based cataloging project by the Chicago Underground Library.

Back in July at our BoF for ALA, I recall thinking that it easily could have lasted longer than the hour and a half originally schedule. This one in September was two hours and most of us were still raring to go!

I'd like to thank everyone who came and participated. I'd especially like to thank our wonderful hosts, the Metropolitan Library System.

I look forward to our getting back together on Monday, 12/7/09 9:30-12 at OPPL!

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Drupal4Lib Interest Group (LITA)

Event Chicagoland Drupal4Lib BoF

by Leo Klein on Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 07:10 pm

Our next Chicagoland Drupal4Lib BoF will be at the Oak Park Public Library (OPPL) on Monday, Dec. 7, 2009 (9:30-12noon).

OPPL is within walking distances from the CTA Green Line Oak Park stop.

Cataloging Rules

Online Doc Some Attacks on Cataloging

by Jeffrey Beall (non-member) on Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 05:14 pm

 

"Every time I hear someone talking about "controlling" bibliographic data, I chuckle, a low throaty laugh intended to convey my disbelief that anyone thinks we will still be controlling anything in fifty years. . . . Many of us in LibraryLand worry that we're just one black swan away from "game over," but not the muckety-mucks of cataloging. They [are] needily [sic] grounded in beliefs and practices the rest of us see as not only foolish and outdated, but pernicious."  --Karen Schneider [1]

 

"Every time I hear someone talking about "controlling" bibliographic data, I chuckle, a low throaty laugh intended to convey my disbelief that anyone thinks we will still be controlling anything in fifty years. . . . Many of us in LibraryLand worry that we're just one black swan away from "game over," but not the muckety-mucks of cataloging. They [are] needily [sic] grounded in beliefs and practices the rest of us see as not only foolish and outdated, but pernicious."  --Karen Schneider [1]

"Catalogs are, in libraries anyway, inventories. Their design and features often reflect the interests and needs of those in the library's back rooms rather than of the patrons entering and exiting through the front gates ... " -Casey Bisson [2]

" ... the era of the library OPAC is over." - Brad Eden [3]

"MARC must die."- Roy Tennant [4]

"The OPAC is dead." -- Jane Burke [5]

1. http://www.guild2910.org/WorkingGrpResponse2008.pdf

2. https://publications.techsource.ala.org/products/archive.pl?article=2602

3. https://publications.techsource.ala.org/products/archive.pl?article=2610

4. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/96325228&tab=reviews

5. http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a915323126

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Cataloging Rules

Discussion Another "Death of Cataloging" article published

by Jeffrey Beall (non-member) on Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 05:11 pm

The OPAC is Dead: Managing the Virtual Library

Authors: Robert E. Wolverton Jr., Reporter a; Jane Burke Presenter b

The OPAC is Dead: Managing the Virtual Library

Authors: Robert E. Wolverton Jr., Reporter a; Jane Burke Presenter b

Affiliations:   a Mississippi State University Libraries, Mississippi State, Mississippi, USA
  b ProQuest and Serials Solutions, Seattle, Washington, USA

DOI: 10.1080/03615260902877019Publication Frequency: 8 issues per year

Published in:  The Serials Librarian, Volume 57, Issue 3 October 2009 , pages 247 - 252

Abstract

Changing trends in library use and management of e-resources were discussed by Jane Burke from ProQuest/Serials Solutions. A paradigm shift in library collections has occurred in which e-resources are now the major component of new library materials, requiring new ways to manage and display them. The use of e-resource access and management services was discussed as a helpful tool, along with federated searching. Burke suggested that by spending less time processing print materials and ending bibliographic instruction, more time will be available for librarians to market and manage e-resources, which will be of greater benefit to today's library users.

Keywords: e-resources; OPACs; ILS; collection management; federated searching; e-resource access and management services; ERAMS
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ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Discussion ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year - Nominations Due December 4, 2009

by Barbara Jenkins (non-member) on Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 01:48 pm

ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year - Nominations Due December 4, 2009

This award annually recognizes an outstanding member of the library profession who has made a significant contribution to academic or research librarianship and library development.

ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year - Nominations Due December 4, 2009

This award annually recognizes an outstanding member of the library profession who has made a significant contribution to academic or research librarianship and library development.

We need your help to identify individuals that are deserving of this prestigious award.

Do you have a colleague or coworker, boss, or librarian on your staff that you would like to recognize for their contributions to the profession?

An award of $5,000 will be presented by YBP Library Services.  

The Academic/Research Librarian of the Year Award committee is currently accepting nominations, and the deadline is December 4, 2009. 

More information about the award can be found in the Awards section of the ACRL Web site, http://www.ala.org/acrl

Direct Link: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/awards/acrllibrarian.cfm

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ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children)

Discussion 60 second speech

by Thom Barthelmess on Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 07:52 am

How do you explain what you do? Your mission, should you choose to accept it: draft a 60 second speech articulating the value of library service to children.

I'll go first:

Thom’s 60 second speech:

How do you explain what you do? Your mission, should you choose to accept it: draft a 60 second speech articulating the value of library service to children.

I'll go first:

Thom’s 60 second speech:

Librarians who serve children make a regular investment in every corner of our community, bolstering our collective intellect with the insight that lives between the pages of a book. If we are cute or quaint or sweet, it is only incidentally. By trade we are strong and fearless and indefatigable. We are united in our commitment to seeing young people for who they are, young temporarily and people forever, and in that recognition promising to secure and protect their access to knowledge, freely, without judgment, and trusting that they will share that access, in turn, with another generation. Wisdom and empathy, integrity and wonder; these are the things of story. And librarians are the stewards of story. We sow the seeds of curiosity and reap the fruits of enlightenment, and we do so by knowing children and knowing stories and knowing how to bring them together.

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