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Union Library Workers

Discussion Madison, Whitewater AFSCME Locals Have Contracts

by Kathleen McCook on Fri, May 29, 2009 at 07:18 pm

 

 

MADISON. . .Local 60's Professional Librarian and Library Worker bargaining units have two-year settlements. Wage increases are 3% 1/1/08, 2% 1/1/09 and 1% 7/1/09. The Employer will continue to pay up to 105% of the lowest cost health insurance plan offered. The parties established a sick leave bank. Sick days earned above the 150 day maximum will be 50% paid out annually and 50% added to the bank. The parties also agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding on workplace security and Sunday hours.

 

WHITEWATER. . .Local 1145's City Hall/Library and DPW bargaining units have new 3-year Agreements. Both units received 3% 1/1/09, 2.5% 1/1/10, and 2.5% 1/1/11. In addition, workers will receive .5% more each year in 2010 and 2011 if state levy limits are increased. The City will conduct a classification/compensation review during the summer of 2009. The Employer continues to participate in the state health insurance plan at the rate of 105% of the lowest cost plan offered. The City will sponsor a dental plan, but participating employees will pay 100% of the premiums. Other benefit improvements include an additional floating holiday, extension of sick leave to cover immediate family including domestic partner, and addition of domestic partner to bereavement leave.

AFSCME Wisconsin.

 

 [thanks to Jessica Storrs, Research Librarian
Department of Research & Collective Bargaining Services
AFSCME]

 

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ACRL Second Life Task Force (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Discussion Library Showcase at ILoveLibraries.org — ALA Island: A Community Information Center for Second Life from the American Library Association

by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Fri, May 29, 2009 at 12:16 pm

ALA's newly renovated I Love Libraries web site features ALA Island in its Library Showcase, starting today! As explained in the article –

…Like ALA's Library, which I work for as a Library Reference Specialist, the ALA Island doesn’t have traditional library resources on a variety of topics as a public library would have (and which the Alliance Virtual Library does have set up on Info Island), but is more of a special library focused on dispensing information about ALA, along with being a kind of community information center, helping people become more familiar with navigating the Second Life virtual world and demonstrating its capabilities to bring together people from all over the country (and all over the world) to inform them in a variety of ways, including through audiovisual media, about various aspects of librarianship, including literacy and reading, and censorship and intellectual freedom, thereby expanding and extending what libraries are and what libraries can do.

 

Lorelei Junot Gallery, May 2009

Lorelei Junot Gallery, May 2009

Current exhibit: 2009 ALA Youth Media Awards - Illustrators

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Virtual Communities and Libraries

Discussion Library Showcase at ILoveLibraries.org — ALA Island: A Community Information Center for Second Life from the American Library Association

by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Fri, May 29, 2009 at 12:16 pm

ALA's newly renovated I Love Libraries web site features ALA Island in its Library Showcase, starting today! As explained in the article –

…Like ALA's Library, which I work for as a Library Reference Specialist, the ALA Island doesn’t have traditional library resources on a variety of topics as a public library would have (and which the Alliance Virtual Library does have set up on Info Island), but is more of a special library focused on dispensing information about ALA, along with being a kind of community information center, helping people become more familiar with navigating the Second Life virtual world and demonstrating its capabilities to bring together people from all over the country (and all over the world) to inform them in a variety of ways, including through audiovisual media, about various aspects of librarianship, including literacy and reading, and censorship and intellectual freedom, thereby expanding and extending what libraries are and what libraries can do.

 

Lorelei Junot Gallery, May 2009

Lorelei Junot Gallery, May 2009

Current exhibit: 2009 ALA Youth Media Awards - Illustrators

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Second Life Users Group

Discussion Library Showcase at ILoveLibraries.org — ALA Island: A Community Information Center for Second Life from the American Library Association

by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Fri, May 29, 2009 at 12:16 pm

ALA's newly renovated I Love Libraries web site features ALA Island in its Library Showcase, starting today! As explained in the article –

…Like ALA's Library, which I work for as a Library Reference Specialist, the ALA Island doesn’t have traditional library resources on a variety of topics as a public library would have (and which the Alliance Virtual Library does have set up on Info Island), but is more of a special library focused on dispensing information about ALA, along with being a kind of community information center, helping people become more familiar with navigating the Second Life virtual world and demonstrating its capabilities to bring together people from all over the country (and all over the world) to inform them in a variety of ways, including through audiovisual media, about various aspects of librarianship, including literacy and reading, and censorship and intellectual freedom, thereby expanding and extending what libraries are and what libraries can do.

 

Lorelei Junot Gallery, May 2009

Lorelei Junot Gallery, May 2009

Current exhibit: 2009 ALA Youth Media Awards - Illustrators

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Blogs, Interactive Media, Groupware, and Wikis Interest Group (LITA BIGWIG)

Discussion Social Software Showcase 2009 (Update)

by Jonathan Blackburn on Fri, May 29, 2009 at 10:16 am

So, very quickly, if you have not been tracking the discussion on the listserv . . . things are definitely moving forward with the Social Software Showcase 2009 (again, Monday - July 13th - at 10:30, so mark your calendars...).

Here's what's happening:

So, very quickly, if you have not been tracking the discussion on the listserv . . . things are definitely moving forward with the Social Software Showcase 2009 (again, Monday - July 13th - at 10:30, so mark your calendars...).

Here's what's happening:

  1. We have several people lined up already to do presentations, and are busy contacting others.
  2. We have posted a short announcement on http://yourbigwig.com for those who follow the site.
  3. We will continue accepting volunteers for presentations, leading discussion groups, etc. from this group today and Monday.    After which time. . .
  4. We will be posting announcements on the LITA Blog and listservs, Twitter, etc., putting out a general call for people who wish to present or participate.

So . . . any volunteers or nominations for people to present or lead discussions?

No conditions really, at all, for who can participate - we are looking for "first time" presenters and seasoned "library rock-stars" -- longtime BIGWIGers and people who've never even heard of us.

If you want to suggest yourself, or someone else, just let us know.

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Cataloging Rules

Discussion Cataloguing Rules!: The Road to RDA

by Jeffrey Beall (non-member) on Fri, May 29, 2009 at 08:39 am

Although this article sort of "borrowed" its title from the name of this group, it's worth a read:

http://pi.library.yorku.ca/dspace/handle/10315/2550

 

Although this article sort of "borrowed" its title from the name of this group, it's worth a read:

http://pi.library.yorku.ca/dspace/handle/10315/2550

 

Title: Cataloguing Rules!: The Road to RDA
Author: Knight, F. Tim
Abstract: Resource Description and Access (RDA) emerged out of a planned revision and updating of the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2). This initiative hopes to transform cataloguing standards so they stay relevant with the flexibility needed to adapt to the contemporary information environment. This paper looks at the development of this new standard and the need for a new cataloguing standard in the 'digital world.'
Description: This article is based on the presentation, Why RDA?, delivered at the Canadian Association of Law Libraries annual conference held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in May 2008.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/2550
Publisher: Toronto Association of Law Libraries
Date: 2009-05
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ACRL Second Life Task Force (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Discussion ACRL Members -- Help create the ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group!

by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Thu, May 28, 2009 at 03:27 pm

Hi, all! I’m sending this note on behalf of Rhonda Trueman, known in Second Life as Abbey Zenith.

This request concerns the continuation of activities and events in Second Life (SL) by ALA’s Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL, a division of ALA http://www.ala.org/acrl>), whose group is ACRL in SL.

Hi, all! I’m sending this note on behalf of Rhonda Trueman, known in Second Life as Abbey Zenith.

This request concerns the continuation of activities and events in Second Life (SL) by ALA’s Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL, a division of ALA http://www.ala.org/acrl>), whose group is ACRL in SL.

See the ACRL in Second Life Facebook Group for more information.

There is a place for the ACRL Second Life Task Force here on ALA Connect; feel free to join!

– ALALibraryVal Miles

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ACRL in SL (ALA's Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of ALA, in Second Life)

ACRL in SL (ALA's Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of ALA, in Second Life) on ALA Island (54, 192, 29)

Hi, everyone!

ACRL in SL has had a presence on ALA’s sim, ALA Island (54, 192, 29), for over a year.  We’ve offered discussion and speaker events and would like to continue doing these.

The ACRL SL Task Force sunsets this summer.  ACRL wishes to continue in Second Life and to do so has requested that we form an ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group that will oversee a volunteer to manage this area and develop programs.

We need 25 ACRL member "signatures" to submit the proposal. If you would like to add your name to this list, please email me at abbeyzen@gmail.com with your real life first and last name, your ALA membership number and your email address.

Many thanks!

Rhonda
SL: Abbey Zenith

Virtual Worlds, Real Libraries — http://books.infotoday.com/books/VirtualWorlds.shtml

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Virtual Communities and Libraries

Discussion ACRL Members -- Help create the ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group!

by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Thu, May 28, 2009 at 03:27 pm

Hi, all! I’m sending this note on behalf of Rhonda Trueman, known in Second Life as Abbey Zenith.

This request concerns the continuation of activities and events in Second Life (SL) by ALA’s Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL, a division of ALA http://www.ala.org/acrl>), whose group is ACRL in SL.

Hi, all! I’m sending this note on behalf of Rhonda Trueman, known in Second Life as Abbey Zenith.

This request concerns the continuation of activities and events in Second Life (SL) by ALA’s Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL, a division of ALA http://www.ala.org/acrl>), whose group is ACRL in SL.

See the ACRL in Second Life Facebook Group for more information.

There is a place for the ACRL Second Life Task Force here on ALA Connect; feel free to join!

– ALALibraryVal Miles

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ACRL in SL (ALA's Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of ALA, in Second Life)

ACRL in SL (ALA's Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of ALA, in Second Life) on ALA Island (54, 192, 29)

Hi, everyone!

ACRL in SL has had a presence on ALA’s sim, ALA Island (54, 192, 29), for over a year.  We’ve offered discussion and speaker events and would like to continue doing these.

The ACRL SL Task Force sunsets this summer.  ACRL wishes to continue in Second Life and to do so has requested that we form an ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group that will oversee a volunteer to manage this area and develop programs.

We need 25 ACRL member "signatures" to submit the proposal. If you would like to add your name to this list, please email me at abbeyzen@gmail.com with your real life first and last name, your ALA membership number and your email address.

Many thanks!

Rhonda
SL: Abbey Zenith

Virtual Worlds, Real Libraries — http://books.infotoday.com/books/VirtualWorlds.shtml

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Second Life Users Group

Discussion ACRL Members -- Help create the ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group!

by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Thu, May 28, 2009 at 03:27 pm

Hi, all! I’m sending this note on behalf of Rhonda Trueman, known in Second Life as Abbey Zenith.

This request concerns the continuation of activities and events in Second Life (SL) by ALA’s Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL, a division of ALA http://www.ala.org/acrl>), whose group is ACRL in SL.

Hi, all! I’m sending this note on behalf of Rhonda Trueman, known in Second Life as Abbey Zenith.

This request concerns the continuation of activities and events in Second Life (SL) by ALA’s Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL, a division of ALA http://www.ala.org/acrl>), whose group is ACRL in SL.

See the ACRL in Second Life Facebook Group for more information.

There is a place for the ACRL Second Life Task Force here on ALA Connect; feel free to join!

– ALALibraryVal Miles

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ACRL in SL (ALA's Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of ALA, in Second Life)

ACRL in SL (ALA's Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of ALA, in Second Life) on ALA Island (54, 192, 29)

Hi, everyone!

ACRL in SL has had a presence on ALA’s sim, ALA Island (54, 192, 29), for over a year.  We’ve offered discussion and speaker events and would like to continue doing these.

The ACRL SL Task Force sunsets this summer.  ACRL wishes to continue in Second Life and to do so has requested that we form an ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group that will oversee a volunteer to manage this area and develop programs.

We need 25 ACRL member "signatures" to submit the proposal. If you would like to add your name to this list, please email me at abbeyzen@gmail.com with your real life first and last name, your ALA membership number and your email address.

Many thanks!

Rhonda
SL: Abbey Zenith

Virtual Worlds, Real Libraries — http://books.infotoday.com/books/VirtualWorlds.shtml

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METRO Member Librarians

Discussion Save Brooklyn Public Library--Take action!!!!

by Stephanie Gross on Thu, May 28, 2009 at 08:50 am

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Subject: Budget Hearing Tomorrow 5/28

Good afternoon!

Hope everyone from the States had a relaxing and peaceful Memorial Day weekend.  It wasn't the kind of weather that made one want to stay indoors in a library, but perhaps you swung by there to get a good book to read at the beach. ;-)

Our friends at "Take Action: Save Brooklyn Public Library" just sent us the following message:  

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Subject: Budget Hearing Tomorrow 5/28

Good afternoon!

Hope everyone from the States had a relaxing and peaceful Memorial Day weekend.  It wasn't the kind of weather that made one want to stay indoors in a library, but perhaps you swung by there to get a good book to read at the beach. ;-)

Our friends at "Take Action: Save Brooklyn Public Library" just sent us the following message:  

"There will be a hearing on the impact of the Executive Budget reductions on New York City libraries that begins tomorrow, May 28th, at 12:45pm. There is a public session, which begins at 3:30pm, wherein members of the community may address the council directly (for two minutes) with their concerns. http://www.facebook.com/l/;(http://council.nyc.gov/html/calendar/directions.shtml)

***We invite you to come out and voice your support for libraries. We want to fill the Council Chamber with library supporters and ensure that our customers have the opportunity to publicly voice how much BPL means to them.***"

So if you're in the NYC area and not doing anything tomorrow afternoon, why not fill up City Hall with librarians and library supporters.  Let's send a clear message to Mayor Bloomberg and the Council that libraries are part of what makes a community strong, vibrant, and well-informed.

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