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Games and Gaming

Event NY Games Conference

by Beth Gallaway on Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 10:50 pm
Games and Gaming

Event Chicago Toy & Game Fair

by Beth Gallaway on Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 10:47 pm

Location: Navy Pier, Chicago IL.

 Librarians are admitted as guests.

 Website: http://www.chitag.com

Union Library Workers

Discussion Franklin Rosemont, labor activist, has died.

by Kathleen McCook on Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 10:32 pm

Franklin Rosemont, surrealist poet, artist, historian, street speaker, & labor activist, died of an aneurysm on Sunday, April 12th in Chicago, Illinois...Rosemont was a leading figure in the reorganization of America’s oldest labor press, the Charles H. Kerr Company....

Franklin Rosemont, surrealist poet, artist, historian, street speaker, & labor activist, died of an aneurysm on Sunday, April 12th in Chicago, Illinois...Rosemont was a leading figure in the reorganization of America’s oldest labor press, the Charles H. Kerr Company....

Elaine Harger, co-founder of the Progressive Librarians Guild, had this to add on the PLG listserv: Franklin and Penelope Rosemont are tied to PLG’s story in that they organized PLG’s first outing at an ALA conference. They gave us a tour of the Waldheim Cemetary in Chicago, burial place of many leftists. We have a photo of PLGers with the Rosemonts standing in front of the monument erected to the Haymarket Martyrs.

[see post at Library Juice].

 

 

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Government Information Interest Group

Discussion Introductions

by Rebecca Troy-Horton on Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 08:01 pm

Hello! Just want to everyone to introduce themselves and tell us what your interest in government information is and what you wish to get out of this group.

My name is Rebecca Blakeley and I am a Government Documents Librarian at McNeese State University. I also blog and volunteer for the website Free Government Information (FGI). We are always looking for volunteer "bloggers of the month" so if you are interested, let me know! ;-)

Hello! Just want to everyone to introduce themselves and tell us what your interest in government information is and what you wish to get out of this group.

My name is Rebecca Blakeley and I am a Government Documents Librarian at McNeese State University. I also blog and volunteer for the website Free Government Information (FGI). We are always looking for volunteer "bloggers of the month" so if you are interested, let me know! ;-)

I am hoping many kinds of librarians will join this group and we can learn more about the limitless possibilities that government information holds for your patrons and your libraries. I believe we are entering an era that emphasizes civic engagement and openess of government information, as witnessed so far by the initiatives of our new President and his administration. Let's see what the future holds!

~Rebecca

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Government Information Interest Group

Discussion What does the public know about Depository Libraries and Government Publications?

by Rebecca Troy-Horton on Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 02:45 pm

Check out these videos:

http://fdlp.gov/outreach/promotionalresources/381-taketostreet

Very fascinating...let's discuss this! 

Check out these videos:

http://fdlp.gov/outreach/promotionalresources/381-taketostreet

Very fascinating...let's discuss this! 

What do you think needs to be done to promote government information and/or government depository libraries more? Do you think your patrons get most of their government information by stumbling across it in Google search results? How can we promote the gov info that is not online yet or is hidden in the deep web? Do you think the FDL Marketing Plan that GPO/FDLP is conducting will be of any help or are the ways to improve it? (I personally feel that "Easy as FDL" is a phrase that is meaningless to the average person and they should've chosen something that most people would understand!)

I'd love to hear your thoughts and will throw my two cents in but I want to hear what you have to say. :-)

~Rebecca

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Virtual Communities and Libraries

Event Implementing Second Life: Ideas, Challenges and Innovations Presentation by Joe Sanchez/SL's North Lamar, free chapter information - National Library Week on ALA Island

by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 12:46 pm

Joe Sanchez, author of the February/March 2009 Library Technology Reports and doctoral candidate in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin (Second Life avatar, North Lamar), will host a presentation titled

Joe Sanchez, author of the February/March 2009 Library Technology Reports and doctoral candidate in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin (Second Life avatar, North Lamar), will host a presentation titled Implementing Second Life: Ideas, Challenges and Innovations. Please join us for this exclusive interactive discussion and presentation of his work. We’ll be discussing virtual worlds and their potential to impact library service and freedom of information, as well as Joe’s work with Library Science students using Second Life. One of the topics discussed will be role-playing in virtual worlds, so we are asking all participants to come dressed as their favorite historical figure! Meet North Lamar at the Main Stage on ALA Island (128, 107, 29)

Attendees to the event on ALA Island in Second Life will be able to get the chapter, “Virtual Worlds: Ideas, Challenges and Innovations,” from the February 2009 Library Technology Reports issue for free!

SPECIAL OFFER TO OUR FRIENDS IN THE LIBRARIANS OF SECOND LIFE GROUP!!: Get 15% off the purchase price of Joe Sanchez’s February/March 2009 issue of Library Technology Reports. Details on notecard in ALA TechSource vendor on ALA Island. Questions? Send an IM to Kay Tairov in Second Life or send an e-mail to ccoleman@ala.org>.

Find out more details at the Virtual Presence blog entry, April 15th: A Discussion of Libraries, Second Life and Education with Joe Sanchez at 6 p.m. Pacific Time/Second Life Time.

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Second Life Users Group

Event Implementing Second Life: Ideas, Challenges and Innovations Presentation by Joe Sanchez/SL's North Lamar, free chapter information - National Library Week on ALA Island

by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 12:46 pm

Joe Sanchez, author of the February/March 2009 Library Technology Reports and doctoral candidate in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin (Second Life avatar, North Lamar), will host a presentation titled

Joe Sanchez, author of the February/March 2009 Library Technology Reports and doctoral candidate in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin (Second Life avatar, North Lamar), will host a presentation titled Implementing Second Life: Ideas, Challenges and Innovations. Please join us for this exclusive interactive discussion and presentation of his work. We’ll be discussing virtual worlds and their potential to impact library service and freedom of information, as well as Joe’s work with Library Science students using Second Life. One of the topics discussed will be role-playing in virtual worlds, so we are asking all participants to come dressed as their favorite historical figure! Meet North Lamar at the Main Stage on ALA Island (128, 107, 29)

Attendees to the event on ALA Island in Second Life will be able to get the chapter, “Virtual Worlds: Ideas, Challenges and Innovations,” from the February 2009 Library Technology Reports issue for free!

SPECIAL OFFER TO OUR FRIENDS IN THE LIBRARIANS OF SECOND LIFE GROUP!!: Get 15% off the purchase price of Joe Sanchez’s February/March 2009 issue of Library Technology Reports. Details on notecard in ALA TechSource vendor on ALA Island. Questions? Send an IM to Kay Tairov in Second Life or send an e-mail to ccoleman@ala.org>.

Find out more details at the Virtual Presence blog entry, April 15th: A Discussion of Libraries, Second Life and Education with Joe Sanchez at 6 p.m. Pacific Time/Second Life Time.

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ALCTS Board of Directors

ALCTS Board of Directors | Midwinter 2009

by Christine McConnell (non-member) on Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 10:40 am

Front row (l to r): Rebecca Mugridge, Mary Woodley, Janet Lee Smeltzer, Kay Walter, Dina Giambi, Beth Camden, Diane Dates Casey, Carolynne Myall, Katharine Farrell
Back row (l to r): Dale Swensen, Walter Cybulski, Pamela Bluh, Genevieve Owens, Mary Beth Thomson, Charles Wilt, Mary Case

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