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ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Event Implementing Online Teaching and Learning: Using Moodle and Other Web 2.0 Features (ACRL Online Seminar begins)

by David Free (staff) on Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 03:36 pm

In this four week hands-on course we will overview of the state-of-the-art of online teaching and learning technology and its applications. We will review the use of teaching materials created with multi-media plug-ins and classroom communications tools and specifically the Moodle LMS. This course requires a significant amount of hands-on learning-activities , project work, and readings. This work will result in a completed instructional unit e.g., short course/workshop/tutorial implemented on the teachers Moodle LMS or on an LMS or simple Web site of students' choice.

In this four week hands-on course we will overview of the state-of-the-art of online teaching and learning technology and its applications. We will review the use of teaching materials created with multi-media plug-ins and classroom communications tools and specifically the Moodle LMS. This course requires a significant amount of hands-on learning-activities , project work, and readings. This work will result in a completed instructional unit e.g., short course/workshop/tutorial implemented on the teachers Moodle LMS or on an LMS or simple Web site of students' choice.

Visit http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/elearning/courses/onlinete... for more details and registration information.

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ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Event Electronic Collection Development for the Academic E-Library (ACRL Online Seminar begins)

by David Free (staff) on Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 03:32 pm

In this hands-on course you will learn to create an academic e-library collection development plan for free and fee-based Web-accessible resources for a patron community of your choice. Students will focus on developing a collection plan for one library patron group of their choice. Patron groups may include: faculty, students, researchers, general public, subject specialists, etc. This collection plan will be developed in five parts.

In this hands-on course you will learn to create an academic e-library collection development plan for free and fee-based Web-accessible resources for a patron community of your choice. Students will focus on developing a collection plan for one library patron group of their choice. Patron groups may include: faculty, students, researchers, general public, subject specialists, etc. This collection plan will be developed in five parts. Each part includes lecture, discussion and hands-on activities that will step participants through creating or assessing a collection plan for developing a e-library collection.

Visit http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/elearning/courses/ecolldev... for more details and registration information.

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ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Discussion Finding Clinical Trial Results - National Library of Medicine® (NLM®) Resources

by Cynthia Burke on Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 02:41 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 finding the results of clinical trials.

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 finding the results of clinical trials.

The FAQ: Clinical Trials Results, at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/ctresults.html, links to the ClinicalTrials.gov database. ClinicalTrials.gov contains information about more than 78,000 trials with locations in more than 170 countries. There is also a link explaining how to identify studies in ClinicalTrials.gov that have results. This FAQ also shows you search strategies to conduct if you want to search for a specific study or search for clinical trials on a specific disease. There are also links to other government and university resources.

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 Finding Clinical Trial Results - National Library of Medicine® (NLM®) Resources

by Cynthia Burke on Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 02:40 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 finding the results of clinical trials.

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 finding the results of clinical trials.

The FAQ: Clinical Trials Results, at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/ctresults.html, links to the ClinicalTrials.gov database. ClinicalTrials.gov contains information about more than 78,000 trials with locations in more than 170 countries. There is also a link explaining how to identify studies in ClinicalTrials.gov that have results. This FAQ also shows you search strategies to conduct if you want to search for a specific study or search for clinical trials on a specific disease. There are also links to other government and university resources.

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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ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Event ACRL/NY Annual Symposium -- Emerging Leadership in Academic Libraries -- Friday, December 4, 2009

by Barbara Bonous-Smit on Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 02:34 pm

ACRL/NY Annual Symposium

Emerging Leadership in Academic Libraries -- Friday, December 4, 2009

Leaders inspire and motivate us.  Leaders create vision and purpose.  But what does it take to be a leader in today's academic library?  How do we mentor and sustain leaders within our organizations? How do we take charge of our own career paths and move into leadership roles?  This symposium will address these questions while opening up a discussion of leadership across the different stages of librarianship.

ACRL/NY Annual Symposium

Emerging Leadership in Academic Libraries -- Friday, December 4, 2009

Leaders inspire and motivate us.  Leaders create vision and purpose.  But what does it take to be a leader in today's academic library?  How do we mentor and sustain leaders within our organizations? How do we take charge of our own career paths and move into leadership roles?  This symposium will address these questions while opening up a discussion of leadership across the different stages of librarianship.

http://acrlnysymp09.wordpress.com/

Registration will be open in mid October.

Please note the NEW location (still at Baruch, but across the street):

The William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus Conference Center
Baruch College
55 Lexington Avenue (at 24th Street) Room 14-220 (14th floor)
New York, NY

We hope to see you there. 

http://acrlnysymp09.wordpress.com/

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ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Event ACRL/NY New Librarians Discussion Group--Open Meeting, Oct. 2

by Barbara Bonous-Smit on Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 02:29 pm

Please join the Association of College and Research Libraries, Greater New York Chapter (ACRL/NY) on Friday, October 2, 2009 for an open meeting of the New Librarians Discussion Group from 9-10:45 AM.

Please join the Association of College and Research Libraries, Greater New York Chapter (ACRL/NY) on Friday, October 2, 2009 for an open meeting of the New Librarians Discussion Group from 9-10:45 AM. This meeting will be a chance for new, or aspiring, librarians to come learn about the discussion group, discuss future events, and further involvement with ACRL/NY.  We will also have a guest librarian there who will talk about her first year as a librarian.  Executive Board members will be on hand to meet and greet participants.  Students and librarians in new positions are welcome too.  Refreshments will be served.  Come meet your fellow newbies and seize the opportunity to do some free networking.  Membership to ACRL/NY is not required for this meeting but will be necessary for future participation.

Find out more about the New Librarians Discussion Group by visiting our website. This site has been created as a place for members, and those interested in joining, to get information, ask questions and share news. http://acrlnynldg.wordpress.com/

 The meeting will be held at Mercy College's Manhattan Campus, 66 West 35th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues. Please bring a photo ID. The meeting will be held in Room 737. For directions to Mercy College, please check their website: https://www.mercy.edu/pages/273.asp

PLEASE NOTE: Your name must be on our list to get into the building, so it is important to RSVP if you think you might attend. Please follow the link below to RSVP: http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dEJSUnAzVkFGOEhrdUFYbldfTXJDa1E6MA. If you have already RSVP'd or will not be attending, there is no need to fill out the form.

To join ACRL/NY, visit http://www.acrlny.org/membership.htm

See you there!

Carrie Eastman
Information Services/Interlibrary Loan Librarian
Purchase College Library-SUNY
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY 10577
carrie.eastman@purchase.edu mailto:cwajda@slc.edu>
914.251-6428

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ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Discussion Save the Date! ACRL/NY Annual Symposium -- Emerging Leadership in Academic Libraries -- Friday, December 4, 2009

by Barbara Bonous-Smit on Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 02:19 pm

 Save the Date!

ACRL/NY Annual Symposium

Emerging Leadership in Academic Libraries -- Friday, December 4, 2009

 Save the Date!

ACRL/NY Annual Symposium

Emerging Leadership in Academic Libraries -- Friday, December 4, 2009

Leaders inspire and motivate us.  Leaders create vision and purpose.  But what does it take to be a leader in today's academic library?  How do we mentor and sustain leaders within our organizations? How do we take charge of our own career paths and move into leadership roles?  This symposium will address these questions while opening up a discussion of leadership across the different stages of librarianship.

http://acrlnysymp09.wordpress.com/

Registration will be open in mid October.

Please note the NEW location (still at Baruch, but across the street):

The William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus Conference Center
Baruch College
55 Lexington Avenue (at 24th Street) Room 14-220 (14th floor)
New York, NY

We hope to see you there. 

http://acrlnysymp09.wordpress.com/

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ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Discussion ACRL/NY New Librarians Discussion Group--Open Meeting, Oct. 2

by Barbara Bonous-Smit on Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 02:16 pm

Please join the Association of College and Research Libraries, Greater New York Chapter (ACRL/NY) on Friday, October 2, 2009 for an open meeting of the New Librarians Discussion Group from 9-10:45 AM.

Please join the Association of College and Research Libraries, Greater New York Chapter (ACRL/NY) on Friday, October 2, 2009 for an open meeting of the New Librarians Discussion Group from 9-10:45 AM. This meeting will be a chance for new, or aspiring, librarians to come learn about the discussion group, discuss future events, and further involvement with ACRL/NY.  We will also have a guest librarian there who will talk about her first year as a librarian.  Executive Board members will be on hand to meet and greet participants.  Students and librarians in new positions are welcome too.  Refreshments will be served.  Come meet your fellow newbies and seize the opportunity to do some free networking.  Membership to ACRL/NY is not required for this meeting but will be necessary for future participation.

Find out more about the New Librarians Discussion Group by visiting our website. This site has been created as a place for members, and those interested in joining, to get information, ask questions and share news. http://acrlnynldg.wordpress.com/

 The meeting will be held at Mercy College's Manhattan Campus, 66 West 35th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues. Please bring a photo ID. The meeting will be held in Room 737. For directions to Mercy College, please check their website: https://www.mercy.edu/pages/273.asp

PLEASE NOTE: Your name must be on our list to get into the building, so it is important to RSVP if you think you might attend. Please follow the link below to RSVP: http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dEJSUnAzVkFGOEhrdUFYbldfTXJDa1E6MA. If you have already RSVP'd or will not be attending, there is no need to fill out the form.

To join ACRL/NY, visit http://www.acrlny.org/membership.htm

See you there!

Carrie Eastman
Information Services/Interlibrary Loan Librarian
Purchase College Library-SUNY
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY 10577
carrie.eastman@purchase.edu mailto:cwajda@slc.edu>
914.251-6428

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ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Discussion Call for Posters: 2009 ACRL/NY Annual Symposium, “Emerging Leadership in Libraries”

by Barbara Bonous-Smit on Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 02:14 pm

 

Call for Poster Sessions

          The Greater New York Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries

 

Call for Poster Sessions

          The Greater New York Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries

 The 2009 ACRL/NY Annual Symposium, “Emerging Leadership in Libraries” focuses on the importance of leadership in academic libraries today and the paths to achieving and sustaining it. This Symposium will address myriad questions of leadership:  What does it take to be a leader? How do we mentor leaders within our institutions? How do we take charge of our own career paths? How do we move into leadership roles?  We will open up discussions of leadership across the different stages of librarianship.

 ACRL/NY invites you to submit a poster session proposal for the Symposium.  It can address any issue related to this theme.  Examples follow:

 Professional collaboration

Management styles in libraries

Motivating/inspiring librarians

Getting yourself published

Experience in leadership development

Mentoring/mentoring programs

Creating new roles

Moving into leadership roles

Promoting yourself

 

Please email a 100-200 word description of your poster session proposal to Symposium Planning Committee member Gloria Meisel at gloria.meisel@sunywcc.edu by October 20, 2009. Include author name(s), email and telephone contact numbers, and the title of the poster session. Presenters will receive a reduced Symposium registration rate. 

The successful candidates will be notified by early November.  You will be expected to set up by 8:15 am and stay through the final poster session time of 2:45.  There is no wireless capability and no availability for electronic sessions. Posters cannot be displayed on walls or big boards. The size of the tables will be posted shortly.

 The Symposium will take place on Friday December 4, 2009 in New York City at

The William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus Conference Center, Baruch College

55 Lexington Avenue (at 24th Street) Room 14-220 (14th floor)

For further information about us, go to http://acrlnysymp09.wordpress.com/posters/

We look forward to your submissions.

 

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ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children)

Discussion ALSC efforts afoot, and how you can help

by Thom Barthelmess on Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 02:05 pm

Greetings ALSC Members:

I want to let you know about two ALSC teams undertaking two important efforts in our Division. The Scope of Attention Task Force is looking at the way we formally define “children.” The Strategic Plan Alignment Board Subcommittee is working on virtual participation in ALSC business.

Greetings ALSC Members:

I want to let you know about two ALSC teams undertaking two important efforts in our Division. The Scope of Attention Task Force is looking at the way we formally define “children.” The Strategic Plan Alignment Board Subcommittee is working on virtual participation in ALSC business.

Each effort is central to the way we interact with our professional association, and each will impact the substance of that interaction. It will be crucial that you join us in these discussions; the very point is to make sure we’re addressing your needs and making a place for your contributions. Each group will introduce some kind of formal mechanism for collecting your thoughts. But I hope you won’t feel you need to wait to share your feelings. I am available (alscthom@gmail.com), your Board is available, the Chairs of the Task Force and the Subcommittee are available. We want to hear from you.

I have some background information for you. In order to keep the issues straightforward and distinct I’m putting it in two separate and additional posts: Scope of Attention Task Force and Strategic Plan Alignment Board Subcommittee.

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