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Discussion How Can We Involve Academic & School Libraries More in NGD2009?

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 09:00 am

Hi, Everyone --

It's never too early to start planning now for National Gaming Day 2009, which will take place on November 14 this year. Last year's event was aimed primarily at public libraries, in part because it took place on a Saturday.

This year's event is again on a Saturday, but we're looking for ways we can make it a longer event that starts during the week so that we can involve more academic and school libraries. Help us brainstorm - what kinds of things can we do this year?

Thanks!
Jenny

Hi, Everyone --

It's never too early to start planning now for National Gaming Day 2009, which will take place on November 14 this year. Last year's event was aimed primarily at public libraries, in part because it took place on a Saturday.

This year's event is again on a Saturday, but we're looking for ways we can make it a longer event that starts during the week so that we can involve more academic and school libraries. Help us brainstorm - what kinds of things can we do this year?

Thanks!
Jenny

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ALA Empowerment Conference Subcommittee

Event 2009 Empowerment Conference: Who's Da Boss Leadership For Library Support Staff

by Kimberly Redd (staff) on Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 04:00 pm

This isn't Prohibition and there "ain't no mob," but library support staff everywhere are invited to take their skills to a new level with Who's Da Boss: Leadership for Library Support Staff.  Held July 11-12, 2009 in Chicago. 

This isn't Prohibition and there "ain't no mob," but library support staff everywhere are invited to take their skills to a new level with Who's Da Boss: Leadership for Library Support Staff.  Held July 11-12, 2009 in Chicago. 

For information on programs visit http://tinyurl.com/2009Empowerment  

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Union Library Workers

Discussion April 28, Workers Memorial Day.

by Kathleen McCook on Sun, Apr 26, 2009 at 08:42 pm

Each year, thousands of workers are killed and millions more are injured or diseased because of their jobs. The unions of the AFL-CIO remember these workers on April 28, Workers Memorial Day.

Each year, thousands of workers are killed and millions more are injured or diseased because of their jobs. The unions of the AFL-CIO remember these workers on April 28, Workers Memorial Day.

The first Workers Memorial Day was observed in 1989. April 28 was chosen because it is the anniversary of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the day of a similar remembrance in Canada. Every year, people in hundreds of communities and at worksites recognize workers who have been killed or injured on the job. Trade unionists around the world now mark April 28 as an International Day of Mourning.

 

 

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Government Information Interest Group

Discussion NPR on Government 2.0

by Rebecca Troy-Horton on Sat, Apr 25, 2009 at 09:48 pm

NPR has a nice article and audio cast about technology and transparency of government information (aka Government 2.0) called "21st Century Crowbars Help Pry Open Government".

I like the quote they use, "Transparency kills apathy". Do you think this is true? I think so. I also think that more government information needs to be on the web. After all, the mentality from many is, "If it isn't on the web, it must not be important!"

ALA Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship (COSWL)

Event Wear Red for Equal Pay Day

by Diane Chen on Sat, Apr 25, 2009 at 05:03 pm

Support Equal Pay Day by wearing RED on Tuesday, April 28.

The emphasis for Equal Pay Day next Tuesday is the Paycheck Fairness Act, passed by the House of Representatives on January 9 and awating action in the Senate.

PFA (S.182) currently has 29 cosponsors in the Senate; see the list at http://www.thomas.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:SN00182:@@@P

Support Equal Pay Day by wearing RED on Tuesday, April 28.

The emphasis for Equal Pay Day next Tuesday is the Paycheck Fairness Act, passed by the House of Representatives on January 9 and awating action in the Senate.

PFA (S.182) currently has 29 cosponsors in the Senate; see the list at http://www.thomas.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:SN00182:@@@P

PFA is desinged to strengthen and update the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and to require the federal government to be more proactive in preventing and battling wage crimination. Among other things, PFA also would close a significant loophole in the Equal Pay Act to allow for full compensation for sex-based wage discrimination.

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ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee

Discussion Filter and School Libraries

by Diane Chen on Sat, Apr 25, 2009 at 04:55 pm

How do you feel about internet filters and school libraries?

Do you think school library media specialists should have local overrides to filters?

Should access to overrides be "allowed" by principals or district officials?

Do you consider selection of internet sites to be part of the collection development of a school collection? 

Cataloging Rules

Sharing knowledge

by Jeffrey Beall (non-member) on Sat, Apr 25, 2009 at 03:35 pm
Cataloging Rules

Back in the days when Google needed us ...

by Jeffrey Beall (non-member) on Sat, Apr 25, 2009 at 03:33 pm
Cataloging Rules

What we're all about ...

by Jeffrey Beall (non-member) on Sat, Apr 25, 2009 at 03:28 pm
Virtual Communities and Libraries

Discussion Video of 2009 National Library Week Kickoff at RainbowPUSH Coalition HQ at Sky Book Platform on ALA Island (129, 156, 69)

by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 05:47 pm

You can now view -- on the new screens! -- at the Sky Book Platform the seven-minute video that details the kickoff for the 2009 National Library Week at the RainbowPUSH Coalition Headquarters here in ALA's hometown of Chicago -- the 51st celebration of National Library Week! RSVP at the Facebook Event Page.

You can now view -- on the new screens! -- at the Sky Book Platform the seven-minute video that details the kickoff for the 2009 National Library Week at the RainbowPUSH Coalition Headquarters here in ALA's hometown of Chicago -- the 51st celebration of National Library Week! RSVP at the Facebook Event Page.

As noted in the Visibility @ your library blog of ALA's public relations department, the Public Information Office, in the entry, Reverend Jackson, Fiels kick off National Library Week at RainbowPUSH Coalition headquarters --

ALALibraryVal Miles watches 2009 NLW Kickoff Video 

In recognition of the valuable contributions of our nation’s libraries, Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., CEO and Founder, RainbowPUSH Coalition in Chicago, and American Library Association (ALA) Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels spoke at a televised forum about the value of libraries and then read to 20 children on April 11.

The event kicked off the 2009 observance of National Library Week and took place in RainbowPush’s library.

During the RainbowPUSH Coalition’s Saturday Morning Forum, Reverend Jackson and Fiels discussed how libraries are an important community hub of literacy and learning; and a place people turn to during difficult economic times. The Reverend also reflected on libraries as community equalizers, and places of opportunity and knowledge.

Reverend Jackson read We Were the Ship by Kadir Nelson, winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, and Fiels read Dr. Seuss’ I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew.

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