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Gaming Interest Group (YALSA - Young Adult Library Services Association)

Event Streaming Media for Teens: panel presentation

by Beth Gallaway on Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 12:47 pm

McCormick Place West, W-180

McCormick Place West, W-180

Beth Gallaway will be discussing downloadable gaming technologies, Karen Potash will be discussing ebooks, audiobooks, videos, etc. and Kate Pritchard will be talking about downloadble music. Jody Wurl moderators.

 

 

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YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association)

Event YALSA President’s Program & Membership Meeting: Creativity Counts: Nurturing Teens' Talents at Libraries Large & Small

by Beth Gallaway on Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 12:07 pm

Monday 1:30 to 3:00
McCormick Place West, W-196a

Monday 1:30 to 3:00
McCormick Place West, W-196a

The 2009 YALSA President's Program will feature a panel of speakers who are sure to inspire the audience to engage teens' creative juices at their libraries. Whatever the medium - creative writing, photography, fine arts, music, theater, design, gaming, cartooning, digital media production - all of these endeavors can and should be nurtured and advocated by librarians who work with teens. This program will highlight the realistic potential of all types of libraries, both big and small. Two fetured speakers include: Elise Cole, Teen Services Librarian at the Oakville Public Library, who has run the very successful Write2Xpress contest for teens: http://tinyurl.com/rbggw6. Our other speaker is Patrick Shaffner, Chicago's outreach coordinator for the nonprofit writing workshop, 826, founded by Dave Eggers and friends. We will be giving away issues of Teen Ink!

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Games and Gaming

Event YALSA President’s Program & Membership Meeting: Creativity Counts: Nurturing Teens' Talents at Libraries Large & Small

by Beth Gallaway on Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 12:07 pm

Monday 1:30 to 3:00
McCormick Place West, W-196a

Monday 1:30 to 3:00
McCormick Place West, W-196a

The 2009 YALSA President's Program will feature a panel of speakers who are sure to inspire the audience to engage teens' creative juices at their libraries. Whatever the medium - creative writing, photography, fine arts, music, theater, design, gaming, cartooning, digital media production - all of these endeavors can and should be nurtured and advocated by librarians who work with teens. This program will highlight the realistic potential of all types of libraries, both big and small. Two fetured speakers include: Elise Cole, Teen Services Librarian at the Oakville Public Library, who has run the very successful Write2Xpress contest for teens: http://tinyurl.com/rbggw6. Our other speaker is Patrick Shaffner, Chicago's outreach coordinator for the nonprofit writing workshop, 826, founded by Dave Eggers and friends. We will be giving away issues of Teen Ink!

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Gaming Interest Group (YALSA - Young Adult Library Services Association)

Event YALSA President’s Program & Membership Meeting: Creativity Counts: Nurturing Teens' Talents at Libraries Large & Small

by Beth Gallaway on Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 12:07 pm

Monday 1:30 to 3:00
McCormick Place West, W-196a

Monday 1:30 to 3:00
McCormick Place West, W-196a

The 2009 YALSA President's Program will feature a panel of speakers who are sure to inspire the audience to engage teens' creative juices at their libraries. Whatever the medium - creative writing, photography, fine arts, music, theater, design, gaming, cartooning, digital media production - all of these endeavors can and should be nurtured and advocated by librarians who work with teens. This program will highlight the realistic potential of all types of libraries, both big and small. Two fetured speakers include: Elise Cole, Teen Services Librarian at the Oakville Public Library, who has run the very successful Write2Xpress contest for teens: http://tinyurl.com/rbggw6. Our other speaker is Patrick Shaffner, Chicago's outreach coordinator for the nonprofit writing workshop, 826, founded by Dave Eggers and friends. We will be giving away issues of Teen Ink!

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Libraries, Literacy & Gaming ALA/Verizon Grant Recipients [Community]

Event YALSA President’s Program & Membership Meeting: Creativity Counts: Nurturing Teens' Talents at Libraries Large & Small

by Beth Gallaway on Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 12:07 pm

Monday 1:30 to 3:00
McCormick Place West, W-196a

Monday 1:30 to 3:00
McCormick Place West, W-196a

The 2009 YALSA President's Program will feature a panel of speakers who are sure to inspire the audience to engage teens' creative juices at their libraries. Whatever the medium - creative writing, photography, fine arts, music, theater, design, gaming, cartooning, digital media production - all of these endeavors can and should be nurtured and advocated by librarians who work with teens. This program will highlight the realistic potential of all types of libraries, both big and small. Two fetured speakers include: Elise Cole, Teen Services Librarian at the Oakville Public Library, who has run the very successful Write2Xpress contest for teens: http://tinyurl.com/rbggw6. Our other speaker is Patrick Shaffner, Chicago's outreach coordinator for the nonprofit writing workshop, 826, founded by Dave Eggers and friends. We will be giving away issues of Teen Ink!

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ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Discussion Save the Date! ACRL/NY Annual Symposium, Friday, December 4, 2009

by Barbara Bonous-Smit on Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 08:39 am

Save the Date!

ACRL/NY Annual Symposium

When: iday, December 4, 2009

Save the Date!

ACRL/NY Annual Symposium

When: iday, December 4, 2009

Emerging Leadership in Academic Libraries
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. 

Where:Please note the NEW location:
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. 

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Union Library Workers

Discussion NO HOLDS BARRED:The Intensification of Employer Opposition to Organizing

by Kathleen McCook on Sun, Jun 7, 2009 at 08:05 pm

NO HOLDS BARRED:The Intensification of
Employer Opposition to Organizing
BY
KATE BRONFENBRENNER
DIRECTOR OF LABOR EDUCATION RESEARCH
CORNELL SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL AND LABOR RELATIONS.

This study is a comprehensive analysis of employer behavior in representation elections supervised by the National Labor
Relations Board (NLRB).
• In the NLRB election process in which it is standard
practice for workers to be subjected to threats, interrogation,
harassment, surveillance, and retaliation for
union activity.

NO HOLDS BARRED:The Intensification of
Employer Opposition to Organizing
BY
KATE BRONFENBRENNER
DIRECTOR OF LABOR EDUCATION RESEARCH
CORNELL SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL AND LABOR RELATIONS.

This study is a comprehensive analysis of employer behavior in representation elections supervised by the National Labor
Relations Board (NLRB).
• In the NLRB election process in which it is standard
practice for workers to be subjected to threats, interrogation,
harassment, surveillance, and retaliation for
union activity.

see pdf here

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Gaming in Libraries Course

Discussion Konnichiwa from Japan

by James Bruce (non-member) on Sun, Jun 7, 2009 at 06:15 am

Well, it seems from other posts that we have quite an eclectic mix of countries participating here, so I thought I'd throw in my nametag too. My name is James and I currently live and work in a university here in Kyoto, Japan. I and a close friend and colleague here also run a game club twice a week, mainly focussing on eurogames like Catan and Carcassonne but also short easy games like Blokus and Set. I've also recently started my Wii once a week, though my colleague isnt so keen on it and the students tend to get a little noisy ;)

Well, it seems from other posts that we have quite an eclectic mix of countries participating here, so I thought I'd throw in my nametag too. My name is James and I currently live and work in a university here in Kyoto, Japan. I and a close friend and colleague here also run a game club twice a week, mainly focussing on eurogames like Catan and Carcassonne but also short easy games like Blokus and Set. I've also recently started my Wii once a week, though my colleague isnt so keen on it and the students tend to get a little noisy ;)

The university is small but we have around 15 regulars and a lot of randoms who drop by when they can. Our biggest challenge has been getting recognition by the university to be an official club - they scoffed at the idea of games being a real extra-curricular activity (as opposed to a sports "game" club like volleyball). Now that one of the student committee members has joined Game Club, we may finally gain official recognition (next year sometime, and not yet as official sponsored club but merely as a "circle" of like-minded people). Although we arent technically gaming in a library as such, I'm hoping to learn a lot from this course - like how to market the idea and gain more members, some other good games suitable to our situations, and pointers on justifying the exisitence of a purely "gaming" club to the university.

 

Thank you, looking forward to participating when I can. 

James

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Union Library Workers

Discussion Washington-Centerville [OH] Public Library Library Board Appeals Library Workers' Right to Form Union

by Kathleen McCook on Sat, Jun 6, 2009 at 06:57 am



Washington-Centerville Public Library officials have announced that the Library Board of Trustees will file an appeal of the March 4th union election with the Franklin County Common Pleas Court.

The appeal states the Ohio State Employee Relations Board (SERB) proceeded with a union election even though library employees had not yet formed a staff association on which to vote.
SERB recently overruled the Library Board of Trustees’ objection to the election, and subsequently certified the vote to form a library staff association.

If the Franklin County Common Pleas Court upholds SERB’s decision, a collective bargaining unit will represent 57 of the 150 employees working at the library, including reference librarians, children’s librarians, customer service representatives, technicians, and some administrative staff. In March, library staff voted 33 to 20 in favor of unionization.

Read more at Union Librarian.

 

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2009 ALA Annual Conference [Event]

Discussion ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group Meeting at ALA Annual

by Brian Quinn on Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 03:12 pm

The ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group will meet on Monday, July 13 from 1:30-3:30 pm at the Chicago Hilton, 720 South Michigan Avenue in Conference Room 4B. Our guest will be Dorothea Salo, Digital Repository Librarian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Library. Dorothea is a frequent and outspoken commentator on scholarly communication issues and in particular, open access.

The ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group will meet on Monday, July 13 from 1:30-3:30 pm at the Chicago Hilton, 720 South Michigan Avenue in Conference Room 4B. Our guest will be Dorothea Salo, Digital Repository Librarian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Library. Dorothea is a frequent and outspoken commentator on scholarly communication issues and in particular, open access. Library Journal included her as one of its Movers and Shakers for 2009, citing her fall, 2008 article in Library Trends "Innkeeper at the Roach Motel" as an example of her candid, critical style and characterizing her blog, Caveat Lector, as "pulling no punches." Please join us for what promises to be a lively and thought-provoking session.

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