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Rare & Endangered Government Publications: Federal Publications 1932-1962 (GODORT - REGP)

Discussion Guide to Official Publications of the New Deal Administrations - Wilcox Bibliography 1934

by Sarah Erekson on Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 03:26 pm

The .pdf version of Wilcox to be used to find and match entries with Class numbers and Oclc records.

First-career Librarians and Information Professionals

Discussion What's on your bookshelf [for professional development]

by Kelly Jensen (non-member) on Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 01:56 pm

Are there any books (in any format) that are helping you in your search for your first job or while working in your position? Are there any influential thinkers we should be reading? Besides reading for pleasure, it's important to read about career development, leadership, ethics, business, and productivity as a means to ensure we're not only staying up to date, but also to ensure we are achieving our goals and the goals of our employers.

For me, influential recent reads include:

Are there any books (in any format) that are helping you in your search for your first job or while working in your position? Are there any influential thinkers we should be reading? Besides reading for pleasure, it's important to read about career development, leadership, ethics, business, and productivity as a means to ensure we're not only staying up to date, but also to ensure we are achieving our goals and the goals of our employers.

For me, influential recent reads include:

  • Tribes by Seth Godin -- a focus on leadership rather than management
  • The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell -- an easy, stripped down overview of idea movement and penetration
  • The Future of Work by Thomas Malone -- explores how shifts in communication styles impact the workplace
  • The Great Good Place by Ray Oldenburg -- discusses the value of a cultural "third place"
  • Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution by Howard Reingold -- how humans and technology interact and what that means for culture

What have you been reading? Keep it to "book" topics here (defined loosely, of course), as there will be another forum for blogs and other internet reads.

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New Members Discussion Group (ACRL)

Discussion Opportunity: Planning for ACRL 2011

by Allie Flanary on Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 12:05 pm

Are you an ACRL member?  Looking for a way to help ACRL plan for the upcoming 2011 conference in Philadelphia? 

There are a number of opportunities to work with the committees planning this event without leaving your office computer.  Much of the work of the committees this year is being conducted via ALA-Connect and we need people to help.

Are you an ACRL member?  Looking for a way to help ACRL plan for the upcoming 2011 conference in Philadelphia? 

There are a number of opportunities to work with the committees planning this event without leaving your office computer.  Much of the work of the committees this year is being conducted via ALA-Connect and we need people to help.

In particular, if you are interested in helping with the committee planning the workshops sessions during the National Conference in 2011, please contact me by email (allubrec@hacc.edu).  In addition, if you are interested in helping another area, I can forward your name and contact information to the appropriate committee chair.

Thanks for helping to make your next national conference a good one for CJCLS members.

Alice Lubrecht

ACRL 2011 National Conference

Workshops Co-Chair

allubrec@hacc.edu

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Union Library Workers

Discussion Rockford Public Library Cuts to be Analyzed by Union, AFSCME 3350

by Kathleen McCook on Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 06:44 am

The Rockford Public Library would close the Lewis Lemon Branch, lay off two dozen staffers and six management-level employees, and reduce hours at all libraries, under a reorganization proposal unanimously approved Monday....AFSCME 3350 the union representing 86 librarians, librarian assistants, librarian interns, clerks and maintenance workers has 10 days to review the proposal and offer alternative solutions.

The Rockford Public Library would close the Lewis Lemon Branch, lay off two dozen staffers and six management-level employees, and reduce hours at all libraries, under a reorganization proposal unanimously approved Monday....AFSCME 3350 the union representing 86 librarians, librarian assistants, librarian interns, clerks and maintenance workers has 10 days to review the proposal and offer alternative solutions.

AFSCME 3350 President Karla Janssen:
"The children in Rockford will be affected dramatically. I feel safe saying that."

But the collective bargaining unit has 10 days to change that. Today's brainstorm session was closed to the public, but Janssen said all ideas are on the table, including reducing hours and generating revenue. And she's optimistic the group isn't wasting its time

"Hopefully we can minimize the effect. Whether we can save my job or not, I don't know, but certainly we want to minimize the effect to all of our members." See videdo interview here.

 

 

 

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ACRL STS Professional Development Committee (Science and Technology Section)

Discussion Recommendations for the Next Survey (from 2007)

by Linda Crook on Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 05:16 pm

Recommendations for the Next Survey (from 2007)

Many demographic questions were suggested to the committee for inclusion in the questionnaire. There is interest in adding gender options to the questionnaire allowing individuals to self identify as transsexual. There was also interest in gathering more data about academic preparation of S/T librarians such as the discipline of their undergraduate and any graduate degrees held in addition to the master's degree in library science.

Recommendations for the Next Survey (from 2007)

Many demographic questions were suggested to the committee for inclusion in the questionnaire. There is interest in adding gender options to the questionnaire allowing individuals to self identify as transsexual. There was also interest in gathering more data about academic preparation of S/T librarians such as the discipline of their undergraduate and any graduate degrees held in addition to the master's degree in library science.

The 2007 committee recommends maintaining continuity in the selection of topics to obtain longitudinal data about trends in the interests of S/T librarians while still leaving opportunity for hot topics to emerge.

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2009 ALA Annual Conference [Event]

Discussion Re-Thinking Staff Resources in the E-Serials Environment

by Lori Kappmeyer on Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 02:34 pm

The presentation slides from this program that took place on July 12, 2009, 8-10 a.m., are now available on the ALA conference materials wiki.

http://presentations.ala.org

 

ACRL Copyright Committee

Online Doc DRAFT - Copyright Committee meeting minutes - Annual 2009

by Heather Williams on Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 01:52 pm

Minutes from the ACRL Copyright Committee meeting held on July 12, 2009.

 

 

Gaming in Libraries Course

Discussion Please Fill Out the Survey!

by Scott Nicholson on Sat, Aug 8, 2009 at 09:38 am

I've had over 250 people watch the final video, and only 26 have filled out the 10-question evaluation survey.

 

This is important!!  I have to justify to my funders that this course was worthwhile.

 

If you went through the course (or just went through enough of it so that it was meaningful), please visit

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=XmwNGir6vV4Qv9E9OU_2bgrQ_3d_3d

and fill out the survey.

 

Thank you.

 

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