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SRRT (Social Responsibilities Round Table)

Discussion SRRT Newsletter - Issue 168, September 2009

by Myka Stephens on Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 08:35 pm

SRRT Newsletter - Issue 168, September 2009 is now available:
http://libr.org/srrt/news/srrt168.html

Noteworthy articles include:
1-minute QuickTime slideshow of Annual Conference photos
Bibliography celebrating librarians championing human rights
First installment of transcripts from the 40th Anniversary Party

... as well as task force reports, minutes, book reviews and more!

SRRT Newsletter - Issue 168, September 2009 is now available:
http://libr.org/srrt/news/srrt168.html

Noteworthy articles include:
1-minute QuickTime slideshow of Annual Conference photos
Bibliography celebrating librarians championing human rights
First installment of transcripts from the 40th Anniversary Party

... as well as task force reports, minutes, book reviews and more!

Be aware: If you intend to print the newsletter for reading offline, it will be 45 pages long. Let's be green and read it on the screen!

As usual, I look forward to hearing your comments and suggestions.
Myka Kennedy Stephens
SRRT Newsletter Editor

--
Myka Kennedy Stephens, MDiv, MLIS
Information Services Developer
Mission:Information Project
847-966-1465 (main)
678.462.8615 (cell)
myka@mykandarryl.com

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SRRT (Social Responsibilities Round Table)

Discussion Wanted: Book reviews editor for SRRT Newsletter

by Myka Stephens on Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 08:32 pm

To all SRRT members:

Are you looking for an exciting new way to become involved in SRRT? Do you enjoy staying informed about the latest publications of books and media related to SRRT causes? Are you organized, detail-oriented, and good at managing and encouraging others?

If you answered positively to any of these questions, you may be just who we are looking for as our next Book Reviews Editor for SRRT Newsletter!

To all SRRT members:

Are you looking for an exciting new way to become involved in SRRT? Do you enjoy staying informed about the latest publications of books and media related to SRRT causes? Are you organized, detail-oriented, and good at managing and encouraging others?

If you answered positively to any of these questions, you may be just who we are looking for as our next Book Reviews Editor for SRRT Newsletter!

Jane Ingold is stepping down after eight years of working with the SRRT Newsletter, the last five of which she has spent as book reviews editor. We are all deeply grateful for her dedication and diligence in this position and wish her well as she moves on to new challenges. She hopes to pass the torch to someone, perhaps a new librarian or a tenure-track librarian, desirous of an opportunity to serve the SRRT community and become more involved with our ongoing work to promote social justice issues among librarians.

If you feel this is you, please view the job posting in the current issue of the SRRT Newsletter (http://libr.org/srrt/news/srrt168.html#4) and contact me.

Thank you,
Myka Kennedy Stephens
SRRT Newsletter Editor

--
Myka Kennedy Stephens, MDiv, MLIS
Information Services Developer
Mission:Information Project
847-966-1465 (main)
678.462.8615 (cell)
myka@mykandarryl.com

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ALCTS CRS Continuing Resources Cataloging Committee (Continuing Resources Section)

Discussion Program ideas, requests

by Christopher Walker on Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 02:37 pm

The Continuing Resource Cataloging Committee would like to hear from members of the cataloging community about trends and topics that you are curious to learn more about. We are always looking for suggestions about speakers, panels, and topics we might present at future Monday Forums at the ALA MidWinter and Annual Conferences, or host as discussions here on ALA Connect, or via other media such as the ALCTS e-forums.

 

Let us know what's on your mind!

The Continuing Resource Cataloging Committee would like to hear from members of the cataloging community about trends and topics that you are curious to learn more about. We are always looking for suggestions about speakers, panels, and topics we might present at future Monday Forums at the ALA MidWinter and Annual Conferences, or host as discussions here on ALA Connect, or via other media such as the ALCTS e-forums.

 

Let us know what's on your mind!

And if you have heard stimulating speakers on topics related to serials cataloging, by all means share your recommendations!

 

We'd love to hear from you!

 

 

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Libraries Foster Community Engagement

Discussion New Civic Engagement publication

by Mary Ghikas on Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 11:29 am

Carolyn Caywood posted this to the Deliberate discussion list:

Civic Engagement, a bi-monthly, web-based magazine, is available at:

http://spaa.newark.rutgers.edu/

Carolyn Caywood posted this to the Deliberate discussion list:

Civic Engagement, a bi-monthly, web-based magazine, is available at:

http://spaa.newark.rutgers.edu/

"This magazine also serves as the first project of the International Alliance for Public Service, a network that aims to engage a broad range of citizens, public interest organizations, governments and not-for-profit service providers in the active promotion of public service at the local level...."   You can contact alliance4publicservice@andromeda.rutgers.edu

 

 

 

 

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Drupal4Lib Interest Group (LITA)

Event Chicagoland Drupal4Lib BoF

by Leo Klein on Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 10:15 am

The BoF (Birds of a Feather) is an informal get-together with everyone encouraged to participate. The goals (besides getting together) are:

  • Showcase library-related Drupal projects in the Chicagoland area.
  • Talk about future plans and aspirations, field questions and compare
    experiences.

Metropolitan Library System, 224 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 680, Chicago.

Please register at:
https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=5356

Registration is free.  For more info, contact Leo Klein.

Chicagoland Drupal4Lib BoF Sept 25, 2009

The BoF (Birds of a Feather) is an informal get-together with everyone encouraged to participate. The goals (besides getting together) are:

  • Showcase library-related Drupal projects in the Chicagoland area.
  • Talk about future plans and aspirations, field questions and compare
    experiences.

Metropolitan Library System, 224 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 680, Chicago.

Please register at:
https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=5356

Registration is free.  For more info, contact Leo Klein.

Chicagoland Drupal4Lib BoF Sept 25, 2009

Agenda

Introductions & Welcome

Round Robin of Participants

Tell us your name and your experience or interest in Drupal.

Discussion of Websites & Projects

Round-robin of projects people are working on or would like to be working on. Leo on Publication Workflows.

Book or Resource of the Month

Has anyone come across a new book or website on Drupal that was helpful? This is inspired by my reading of the new O'Reilly book 'Using Drupal'.

Module of the Month

  • Table Wizard?

Content migration, import, and export
Drupal Group: http://groups.drupal.org/content-migration-import-and-export
Amazing Table: http://groups.drupal.org/node/21338
Migrating to Drupal (Handbook): http://drupal.org/handbook/migrating

Future Events

Chicagoland BoF - OPPL 12/7/09 9:30-12

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Cataloging Rules

Discussion New issue of CCQ

by Jeffrey Beall (non-member) on Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 08:49 am

Taken from:

http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=g915237173~tab=toc

Cataloging & Classification Quarterly: Volume 47 Issue 8 is now available online at informaworldTM.
This new issue contains the following articles:

Editorials

 

Invited Editorial: Announcing 2010, Year of Cataloging Research

Pages 687 - 690

Author: Allyson Carlyle

 

DOI: 10.1080/01639370903223901

 
 

 

 

Original Articles

 

Preparing Catalogers for RDA Training

Pages 691 - 707

Authors: Alison Hitchens; Ellen Symons

 

DOI: 10.1080/01639370903203234

 
 

Spaces in Korean Bibliographic Records: To Be, or Not to Be

Pages 708 - 721

Authors: Wooseob Jeong; Joy Kim; Miree Ku

 

DOI: 10.1080/01639370903203382

 
 

In Praise of the Un-Finished: The IFLA Statement of International Cataloguing Principles (2009)

Pages 722 - 740

Author: Mauro Guerrini

 

DOI: 10.1080/01639370903206906

 
 

No More Romanizing: The Attempt to Be Less Anglocentric in RDA

Pages 741 - 748

Author: Michele Seikel

 

DOI: 10.1080/01639370903203192

 
 

Reflections on a Job-Shadowing Experience

Pages 749 - 759

Authors: Christine Cho; Fang Huang Gao

 

DOI: 10.1080/01639370903206914

 
 

 

 

Letters To The Editor

 

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Pages 760 - 763

Authors: Richard P. Smiraglia; Arlene G. Taylor

 

DOI: 10.1080/01639370903203606

 
 

 

 

Miscellany

 

Dorothea Salo Responds

Page 764

Author: Dorothea Salo

 

DOI: 10.1080/01639370903203614

 
 

 

 

Book Reviews

 

A Review of “Axiomathes (Vol. 18, No. 2): Special Issue on Facet Analysis”

Pages 765 - 767

Author: Kathryn La Barre

 

DOI: 10.1080/01639370903203507

 
 

A Review of “FRBR: A Guide for the Perplexed”

Pages 768 - 770

Author: Thomas Brenndorfer

 

DOI: 10.1080/01639370903203457

 
 

A Review of “Fundamentals of Technical Services Management”

Pages 771 - 772

Author: Carmen KÖNigsreuther Socknat

 

DOI: 10.1080/01639370903203556

 
 

CATALOGING NEWS

Pages 773 - 784

Author: Mary Curran

 

DOI: 10.1080/01639370903206807

 
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Union Library Workers

Discussion Labor, LSA Legislation and an Amazing Librarian -Elizabeth Myer

by Kathleen McCook on Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 06:33 am

Roots of the LSA: Elizabeth Myer, Rhode Island State Librarian and John E. Fogerty, the Congressman who began his political career as president of the Bricklayers and Masons, Local 1, Rhode Island.



Myer is credited in James Healey's volume, 
John E. Fogarty: Political Leadership for Library Development(pp.78-81) as playing a crucial role in Fogarty’s library interest. Healey quotes John Humphry,

Roots of the LSA: Elizabeth Myer, Rhode Island State Librarian and John E. Fogerty, the Congressman who began his political career as president of the Bricklayers and Masons, Local 1, Rhode Island.



Myer is credited in James Healey's volume, 
John E. Fogarty: Political Leadership for Library Development(pp.78-81) as playing a crucial role in Fogarty’s library interest. Healey quotes John Humphry,

“I have little doubt but what he [Fogarty] was greatly impressed with the pioneer work that Betty Myer did in reaching people through bookmobile and other local outlets; her active and aggressive public relations programs; and her ability to relate effectively to legislators, government officials, librarians and the people who benefitted from library services…”(p. 81).

Elizabeth Gallup Myer died at 81 July 8, 1993. It was noted in American Libraries that she became the first woman to serve in Rhode Island’s governor’s cabinet during her 1964-1975 tenure as director of the Rhode Island Department of State Library Services.
Source: American Libraries v. 24 (October 1993) p. 872
Subject(s): Myer, Elizabeth Gallup, d. 1993

============
Additional background on the Library Services Act.

Fry, James W. “LSCA and LSCA, 1956-1973: A Legislative History,” Library Trends 24 (July 1975): 7-26.

Healey, James S. John E. Fogarty: Political Leadership for Library Development, Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1974.

Lipscomb, C. E. Lister Hill and his influence. Journal of the Medical Library Association v. 90 no. 1 (January 2002),p. 109-10.

McCook, Kathleen de la Pena, Introduction to Public Librarianship. New York, Neal-Schuman, pp. 65-70.

 

Molz, Redmond Kathleen. Federal Policy and Library Support.
MIT Press, Cambridge, 1976.

Raber, Douglas. “Ideological Opposition to Federal Library Legislation: The Case of the Library Services Act of 1956.” Public Libraries (May/June 1995): 162-169.

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ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Discussion Medical Coding Resources at the National Library of Medicine® (NLM®)

by Cynthia Burke on Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 03:16 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. One of our FAQs is about medical codes.

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. One of our FAQs is about medical codes.

Medical codes are used in medical records at doctors’ and dentists’ offices, insurance companies, hospital records, and other health care services. The FAQ: Medical Codes, is at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/medcodes.html .

The Medical Codes FAQ lists eight major coding systems used by US and international health care providers. The coding systems include the

• ICD: International Classification of Diseases. There is also a link to information about the ICD-10.
• CPT: Current Procedural Terminology
• DSM-IV-TR: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition, Text Revision

This FAQ explains what each coding system is, who uses it, and provides a link to the code. NLM has a major medical coding source used by researchers worldwide: the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS).

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 Medical Coding Resources at the National Library of Medicine® (NLM®)

by Cynthia Burke on Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 03:15 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. One of our FAQs is about medical codes.

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. One of our FAQs is about medical codes.

Medical codes are used in medical records at doctors’ and dentists’ offices, insurance companies, hospital records, and other health care services. The FAQ: Medical Codes, is at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/medcodes.html .

The Medical Codes FAQ lists eight major coding systems used by US and international health care providers. The coding systems include the

• ICD: International Classification of Diseases. There is also a link to information about the ICD-10.
• CPT: Current Procedural Terminology
• DSM-IV-TR: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition, Text Revision

This FAQ explains what each coding system is, who uses it, and provides a link to the code. NLM has a major medical coding source used by researchers worldwide: the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS).

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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2010 ALA Midwinter Meeting [Event]

Event ALA Midwinter Meeting

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 02:43 pm

The 2010 ALA Midwinter Meeting will take place in Boston, MA. See you there!

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