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Library Education in the 21st Century

Discussion Mindspot Video

by Michael Stephens on Sun, May 3, 2009 at 06:33 pm

http://tametheweb.com/2009/04/30/mindkeepersmindspottersyoung-people/

I’m knocked out by this model of service and engagement with young people. My brain is also reeling pondering the implications of Mindkeepers and Mindspotters as library employees - another reason to scan the horizon for trends impacting our profession and changing our jobs. This makes me hope the libraries that have treated their teen users as second class citizens take notice. There is much promise and potential here. 

 How do we keep up with these type of changes in our curriculum, learning objectives and coursework? 

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Cataloging Rules

Discussion Article: Cataloging free e-resources: is it worth the investment?

by Jeffrey Beall (non-member) on Sun, May 3, 2009 at 02:33 pm

Brown, Christopher C., and Meagher, Elizabeth S. (2008). Cataloging free e-resources: is it worth the investment? Interlending and Document Supply, 36 (3), 135-141.

DOI: 10.1108/02641610810897845

Abstract:

Purpose – This paper seeks to demonstrate the value of adding links to freely available web content to the library catalog (OPAC). This aims to answer the research question: “Is there value to cataloging freely available Internet resources in the OPAC?”

Brown, Christopher C., and Meagher, Elizabeth S. (2008). Cataloging free e-resources: is it worth the investment? Interlending and Document Supply, 36 (3), 135-141.

DOI: 10.1108/02641610810897845

Abstract:

Purpose – This paper seeks to demonstrate the value of adding links to freely available web content to the library catalog (OPAC). This aims to answer the research question: “Is there value to cataloging freely available Internet resources in the OPAC?”

Design/methodology/approach – Using a URL redirection system for tracking user access to freely available web publications, three years of click-through use statistics were gathered by placing redirect URLs in the 856 field, tabulating the use data by project category, and redirecting the user to the desired resource.

Findings – Usage statistics over three years show that cataloging free resources is well worth the effort.

Originality/value – This is the first study to track use of free resources by click-throughs to the OPAC.

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GLBTRT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Round Table)

Event GLBT-RT: Tour of the Center on Halstead

by David Vess on Sat, May 2, 2009 at 01:12 pm

The Center on Halsted has kindly invited the GLBT-RT and other ALA Annual participants to visit the Center on Saturday, 11 July, 8pm to 10pm.  Tours of the facility will be given.  This event will happen just after the GLBT-RT Social which will be held in walking distance from the Center.

The GLBT-RT Social will be held, Saturday, 11 July, 6-7:30 pm, Location TBA.

Center on Halsted, 3656 North Halsted, Chicago, IL 60613
http://www.centeronhalsted.org/

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The Center on Halsted has kindly invited the GLBT-RT and other ALA Annual participants to visit the Center on Saturday, 11 July, 8pm to 10pm.  Tours of the facility will be given.  This event will happen just after the GLBT-RT Social which will be held in walking distance from the Center.

The GLBT-RT Social will be held, Saturday, 11 July, 6-7:30 pm, Location TBA.

Center on Halsted, 3656 North Halsted, Chicago, IL 60613
http://www.centeronhalsted.org/

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The Center on Halstead Overview
from: http://www.centeronhalsted.org/about.html

Chicago has long been the center of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in the greater Midwest, and in 2001 a dedicated group of community leaders came together and shared a vision to create a united front and a focal point for this burgeoning community.

Through their vision and dedication, Center on Halsted became a reality in 2007, bringing a wide array of LGBT organizations and resources in the city together to collaborate, share resources and extend their reach. As the most comprehensive LGBT community center in the Midwest, our mission is simple: In a safe and nurturing environment, the Center on Halsted serves as a catalyst for the LGBT community that links and provides community resources and enriches life experiences.  

Center on Halsted has become an exciting and highly visible symbol for the LGBT community of Chicago, serving diverse social, recreational, cultural, and social service needs of youth and adults in a safe, inviting and nurturing environment.  It has office and meeting space for community organizations, drop-in space for youth and for older adults, gallery space, cultural programming and recreational space including basketball and volleyball courts along with parking, ground level retail and a rooftop memorial garden.

The Center offers support networks and programming to meet the cultural, emotional, social, educational and recreational needs of the LGBT community and friends. Current services include support groups for youth and seniors, mental health services, an info line for LGBT individuals and a hotline for HIV and STD concerns, prevention, treatment, and advocacy related to domestic violence, community technology center providing internet access and technology training and a range of life-enrichment programs.

The Center on Halsted also houses a number of organizations serving Chicago's LGBT community. Currently, numerous cultural, recreational and advocacy organizations that serve the LGBT community are Resident Community Partners at the Center, which acts as an incubator providing operational support and room for collaboration to the diverse community of nonprofit organizations that may otherwise find it difficult to interact.

The Center’s vision is to reflect “An LGBT journey…celebrating, affirming and discovering possibilities.” Join us on this journey.

 

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ALCTS

Event ALCTS Webinar--- Generating Campus Buy-In for Your IR

by Christine McConnell on Fri, May 1, 2009 at 02:35 pm

Generating Campus Buy-In for Your IR

Presented by Marisa Ramirez and Michael D. Miller, California Polytechnic State University
Wednesday, June 10 at 2pm Eastern (11am Pacific; noon Mountain; 1pm Central)

Generating Campus Buy-In for Your IR

Presented by Marisa Ramirez and Michael D. Miller, California Polytechnic State University
Wednesday, June 10 at 2pm Eastern (11am Pacific; noon Mountain; 1pm Central)

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How do you convey the value of an institutional repository to campus leaders, faculty, and other key campus groups?

This webinar will present:

  • strategies for marketing your IR to campus
  • ways to demonstrate return on investment
  • perspectives from management and library administration 
  • making the IR a vital component of the scholarly and research community

 

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ALCTS

Event ALCTS Webinar--- Beyond the Institutional Repository: Campus Research Distribution Strategies

by Christine McConnell on Fri, May 1, 2009 at 02:34 pm

Beyond the Institutional Repository: Campus Research Distribution Strategies

Presented by Marilyn Moody, Boise State University
Wednesday, May 6 at 2pm Eastern (11am Pacific; noon Mountain; 1pm Central)

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Beyond the Institutional Repository: Campus Research Distribution Strategies

Presented by Marilyn Moody, Boise State University
Wednesday, May 6 at 2pm Eastern (11am Pacific; noon Mountain; 1pm Central)

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Should universities and libraries develop policies and strategies for distributing university research and scholarship?

This question sparks a lot of interest among provosts and other university administrators.

Institutional repositories provide infrastructure, but raise more questions about:

  • scholarly communication
  • copyright
  • campus publishing policies and strategies
  • faculty copyright and intellectual property
  • electronic theses and dissertations
  • open access publishing

Using Boise State University as a case study, this webinar provides:

  • a framework for thinking about research distribution policies and strategies
  • strategies for selling the institutional repository concept
  • ways to work with administrators and campus staff
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GODORT (Government Documents Round Table)

Discussion GODORT Schedule now in place

by William Bill Sleeman on Fri, May 1, 2009 at 09:14 am

 The GODORT schedule with room locations is now available on the GODORT Wiki at - http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/GODORT_Conference_Schedule_Annual%2C_2009

 The GODORT schedule with room locations is now available on the GODORT Wiki at - http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/GODORT_Conference_Schedule_Annual%2C_2009

Bill Sleeman - Thurgood Marshall Law Library - bsleeman@law.umaryland.edu

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Social Media Assessment

Discussion What kind of assessment do you do when implemting social media @ your library?

by Max Macias (non-member) on Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 06:04 pm

What kind of assessment do you do when implemting social media @ your library?

 

I've noticed a conspicuous abscence of literature on assessment in our field.  

 

What kinds of assessment do you use and what media do you use it with?

 

What kinds of best practices for assessment have you implemented or are pondering?

 

Have you seen this video on EBLIP?

 

 

 

 

 

What kind of assessment do you do when implemting social media @ your library?

 

I've noticed a conspicuous abscence of literature on assessment in our field.  

 

What kinds of assessment do you use and what media do you use it with?

 

What kinds of best practices for assessment have you implemented or are pondering?

 

Have you seen this video on EBLIP?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Booth, Andrew, Plutchak, T. (2008) “EBLIP: Clear, Simple, and Wrong? A Friendly

Debate.”  Retrieved from YouTube April, 20 2009: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iLUMV25oxg

 

 

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ALA Committee on Literacy

Event Literacy Assembly Meeting

by Dale Lipschultz (staff) on Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 03:58 pm

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Conference Center 24

ALA Literacy Assembly

Event Literacy Assembly Meeting

by Dale Lipschultz (staff) on Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 03:58 pm

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Conference Center 24

Literacy for All

Event Literacy Assembly Meeting

by Dale Lipschultz (staff) on Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 03:58 pm

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Conference Center 24

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