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Virtual Worlds Interest Group (ACRL)

Discussion ACRL VWIG Monthly Meeting: New Frontiers: Bringing Older People into Virtual Worlds for Brain Training

by Valerie Hill on Sat, Sep 24, 2016 at 04:46 pm

The ACRL Virtual World Interest Group invites you to join us for our October meeting.  All are welcome to attend and the meeting is jointing sponsored by the ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries MIG.
 
DATE:  Sunday Oct. 16  NOON SLT
 
Where:  Community Virtual Library Auditorium
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/26/140/24
 

The ACRL Virtual World Interest Group invites you to join us for our October meeting.  All are welcome to attend and the meeting is jointing sponsored by the ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries MIG.
 
DATE:  Sunday Oct. 16  NOON SLT
 
Where:  Community Virtual Library Auditorium
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/26/140/24
 

Title:  New Frontiers: Bringing Older People into Virtual Worlds for Brain Training

This is a new initiative, designed as a series of brief courses, from Whole Brain Health on Inspiration Island - the virtual arm of the nonprofit Ageless Mind Project co-founded by Lynne and Joshua Berrett.

Lynne -  Lissena aka Wisdomseeker in SL - has a background as a university Humanities instructor, licensed psychotherapist and performance coach. She is also certified in Gestalt Therapy and in Brain Wellness. Many of her closest friends outworld are retired librarians.  

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Virtual Communities and Libraries

Discussion Monthly Session- New Frontiers: Bringing Older People into Virtual Worlds for Brain Training

by Valerie Hill on Sat, Sep 24, 2016 at 04:45 pm

The ACRL Virtual World Interest Group invites you to join us for our October meeting.  All are welcome to attend and the meeting is jointing sponsored by the ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries MIG.
 
DATE:  Sunday Oct. 16  NOON SLT
 
Where:  Community Virtual Library Auditorium
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/26/140/24
 

The ACRL Virtual World Interest Group invites you to join us for our October meeting.  All are welcome to attend and the meeting is jointing sponsored by the ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries MIG.
 
DATE:  Sunday Oct. 16  NOON SLT
 
Where:  Community Virtual Library Auditorium
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/26/140/24
 

Title:  New Frontiers: Bringing Older People into Virtual Worlds for Brain Training


This is a new initiative, designed as a series of brief courses, from Whole Brain Health on Inspiration Island - the virtual arm of the nonprofit Ageless Mind Project co-founded by Lynne and Joshua Berrett.

Lynne -  Lissena aka Wisdomseeker in SL - has a background as a university Humanities instructor, licensed psychotherapist and performance coach. She is also certified in Gestalt Therapy and in Brain Wellness. Many of her closest friends outworld are retired librarians.  

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ALA Members

Discussion Library 2.016 presents Libraries of the Future

by Valerie Hill on Sat, Sep 24, 2016 at 04:42 pm

A free online webinar, hosted by the San Jose State School of Information and the ALA Center for the Future of Libraries will be held on October 6th from noon - 3pm Pacific Time.

 

Details and the schedule of sessions are available online at the Library 2.016 website.

Libraries Foster Community Engagement

Discussion The Conversation Continues @ your library--Archived Webinars and Downloads

by Nancy Kranich on Sat, Sep 24, 2016 at 04:17 pm

 ALA Center for Civic Life

 The Conversation Continues @ your library

The Place Where Democracy Happens 

WEBINAR SERIES RECORDED 2012 - 2014 

 ALA Center for Civic Life

 The Conversation Continues @ your library

The Place Where Democracy Happens 

WEBINAR SERIES RECORDED 2012 - 2014 

Naming and Framing Public Issues

 

Archived Sessions @

http://www.programminglibrarian.org/learn/conveningmoderating-forums-you...

 

Hosting Public Issues Forums @ your library (4 Part Series)      

 1. Getting Started: An Introduction to Convening Forums @ your library

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

 

2. Moderating Forums @ your library--Nuts and Bolts

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

 

3. Practicing Moderating @ your library

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

 

4. Convening Forums @ your library--Nuts and Bolts

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

 

5. Guides for Community Discussions: National Issues Forums (NIF) and Others

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

 

 6. Naming and Framing Public Issues--Beyond Deadlock: A Better Way to Talk about Difficult Issues

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

 

7. Naming and Framing Public Issues--Tools for Naming and Framing Public Issues

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

 

Downloadable resources below

For More Information, contact: Carolyn Caywood, cacaywood@cox.net; Nancy Kranich, nancy.kranich@rutgers.edu; Sarah Ostman, sostman@ala.org

The American Library Association’s Center for Civic Life, launched in 2010 with the Kettering Foundation, promotes community engagement and fosters public deliberation through libraries. The Center is building the capacity of libraries and librarians to help citizens engage in the civic life of their communities.

 

 

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Drupal4Lib Interest Group (LITA)

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by Jennifer Brandon on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 07:57 pm

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Drupal4Lib Interest Group (LITA)

Discussion Up and Running!

by Jennifer Brandon on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 07:56 pm

Hi all -

Sharon Shafer (UCLA) and I are your co-chairs this year.  I just uploaded our September quarterly report.  As you can see, things are just starting to get off the ground!  

I have requested a meeting place/time for Midwinter in Atlanta, where we will continue the lively discussion that took place in Orlando for possible activities for the group.

Hi all -

Sharon Shafer (UCLA) and I are your co-chairs this year.  I just uploaded our September quarterly report.  As you can see, things are just starting to get off the ground!  

I have requested a meeting place/time for Midwinter in Atlanta, where we will continue the lively discussion that took place in Orlando for possible activities for the group.

We will be reaching out soon for agenda items for the Midwinter meetings, as well as any other ideas you might have, e.g. networking between conferences, the group's web presence, activities for Annual in Chicago, etc.

Jenny Brandon
Web Designer/Reference Librarian
Michigan State University Libraries
jbrandon@mail.lib.msu.edu
517-884-0877

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PLA Board of Directors

Discussion PLA Board Meeting - Fall 2016

by Megan Stewart (staff) on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 03:29 pm

Public Library Association

Board of Directors Fall Meeting

Held in conjunction with ICMA Conference

September 27, 2016

8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Meeting Location: Kansas City Marriott Hotel, Jay McShann Room A, Kansas City, Missouri

Logistics: ICMA and Board general schedule

Public Library Association

Board of Directors Fall Meeting

Held in conjunction with ICMA Conference

September 27, 2016

8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Meeting Location: Kansas City Marriott Hotel, Jay McShann Room A, Kansas City, Missouri

Logistics: ICMA and Board general schedule

  • Sunday, September 25, 3 pm, ICMA Opening Session
  • Monday, September 26, all day, ICMA conference programs, including Roundtable Discussions: The Future of Libraries in the Community, 11:30 am-12:30 pm; and How Counties Promote Regional Economic Development, 12:45-2:00 pm 
  • Monday, September 26, 6:45 pm, Board Dinner. Reservations at Lidia’s Kansas City, 101 West 22nd Street, Kansas City, MO.
  • Tuesday, September 27, 8:00 am-12:30 pm, PLA Board meeting. Location: Kansas City Marriott Downtown – Jay McShann A room. Breakfast will be served at 8; meeting begins at 8:30 am
  • Tuesday September 27, all day, ICMA Conference programs
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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Call for Papers: The International Journal of Librarianship

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 02:48 pm

Call for Papers: The International Journal of Librarianship

Call for Papers: The International Journal of Librarianship

The International Journal of Librarianship (IJOL) is an open access, refereed journal of research and discussion dealing with all aspects of libraries and librarianship including but not limited to major development of Chinese librarianship throughout the world. It is published by Chinese American Librarian Association (CALA), an affiliation of the American Library Association.
IJOL invites original papers or reviews of books, journal articles or conference papers that contribute to the study and research in the Library and Information Science. All articles dealing with academic, research, public, school and special libraries and other information institutes are welcome.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

• International librarianship
• Library systems and Discovery Service
• Digital library and institutional repository
• Data visualization
• Linked data and semantic web
• Public service
• Collection development
• Information literacy
• Acquisitions
• Technical services
• Library consortia or vendor relations
• Reports from the field that describe the implementation and assessment of innovative practices in libraries of all types, and report distinguished Chinese librarian who contributes greatly to the profession
• Review of literature in all aspects of Library and Information Science field

The topics above are some of the proposals that you would like to propose, but we accept papers on all aspects in Library and Information science.

Articles are commonly 3000-5000 words in length, in APA (American Psychological Association) format. Shorter or longer articles may be accepted if deemed to be in high quality.

Submission deadline:

Papers submitted by October 15, 2016 will be considered for the publication in the first issue (December 2016). Late submissions will be considered for the following issues.

How to submit your manuscripts:

IJOL uses Open Journal System by Public Knowledge Project. Simply visit http://ojs.calaijol.org/index.php/ijol/about/submissions to login and submit your manuscripts online. Please read the Author Guidelines before submission. If you encounter any technical difficulties, please contact the Webmaster at qzou@lakeheadu.ca.

All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, please contact Grace Liu, the Editor at gliu@uwindsor.ca.

The CALA Open Access Academic Journal Editorial Team:
Grace Liu
Keven Liu
Xiaoai Ren
Yongming Wong
Jason Zou

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Library Entrepreneurship & Innovation Services

Discussion Our MIG Annual Report posted

by Lisa Bunker on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 02:48 pm

I just posted our MIG's Annual Report to ALA. Please contact Lisa if you have questions. http://www.ala.org/groups/sites/ala.org.groups/files/content/mcoms/migs/ems_mig_annual_rpt_2016.pdf 

Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Associate Library Director, Penfield Library, SUNY Oswego

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 01:13 pm

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to apply for the position of Associate Library Director at Penfield Library, SUNY Oswego.

Penfield Library seeks a clever, seasoned professional who will:

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to apply for the position of Associate Library Director at Penfield Library, SUNY Oswego.

Penfield Library seeks a clever, seasoned professional who will:

(a) assist the Library Director in identifying and supporting user-centered, innovative, and high-impact services;
(b) work with the Library Director to align library resources, services, and other initiatives to institutional priorities, and assess them;
(c) helm the library's scholarly communication efforts, and manage the institutional repository;
(d) develop and promote the library's Special Collections;
(e) foster a culture of appreciation, inspiration, and collaboration within the library

For additional details about this position, please go to: https://oswego.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=75919

This message will self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck.

--
Laura J. Harris
Online Learning Librarian
Penfield Library, SUNY Oswego
laura.harris@oswego.edu | 315-312-3539

Pronouns: She / her

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