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The confession club : a novel /

New At the Library - Fri, 2019-11-22 07:26

    ISBN: 9781984855176
    Author: Berg, Elizabeth


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Call for Blog Coordinator for the Exchange: An ALCTS/LITA/LLAMA Collaboration

LITA Blog - Thu, 2019-11-21 11:08

The Exchange: An ALCTS/LITA/LLAMA Collaboration brings together experiences, ideas, expertise, and individuals from the three ALA divisions. Broadly organized around the theme of “Building the Future Together,” the Exchange will examine the topic in relation to collections, leadership, technology, innovation, sustainability, and collaborations. Participants from diverse areas of librarianship will find the three days of presentations, panels, and lightning rounds both thought-provoking and highly relevant to their current and future career paths. The Exchange will engage a wide range of presenters and participants, facilitating enriching conversations and learning opportunities. Divisional members and non-members alike are encouraged to register and bring their questions, experiences, and perspectives to the events.

As part of the conference experience, the Exchange plans to host regular blog posts in advance of the conference. Blog posts will serve multiple purposes: generate excitement and interest in content, encourage participation outside of simply watching presentations, and provide an avenue for presenters and content providers to further share information about their topics. Notifications of new blog posts will be shared with ALCTS News, Leads from LLAMA, LITA Blog, and other social media. There should be nine to twelve blog posts between December-May.

Responsibilities:

  • Write introductory post(s) about the Exchange and activities
  • Solicit posts from speakers and poster presenters, or other Exchange participants interested in contributing content. Blog posts should relate to the major themes of the Exchange.
  • Track solicited posts, edit, and post to the Exchange Blog site.
  • Inform the editors of Division news and blog sites of new content
  • Serve as Ex Officio member of the Marketing Subgroup

Timeframe for Appointment

  • December 2019-June 2020

Interested individuals should email Shanna Hollich (shollich@gmail.com) and Erin Leach (ealeach79@gmail.com) with a few sentences explaining their interest and qualifications. Individuals must be a member of ALCTS, LITA, and/or LLAMA.

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Two Libraries join HELM and choose ByWater Solutions' Koha support

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-11-21 07:23
(November 21, 2019). ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced that HELM (Higher Education Libraries of Massachusetts) an association of Massachusetts college libraries in public higher education has added 2 more libraries to their HELM catalog. Massasoit Community College and Mount Wachusett Community College joined the group this year.
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Noel Street /

New At the Library - Thu, 2019-11-21 07:23

    ISBN: 9781508295648
    Author: Evans, Richard Paul


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Kentucky library patrons gain access to genealogy resources

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2019-11-20 19:14
(November 20, 2019). Kentucky students and residents now have access to a wealth of genealogical information through Ancestry Library Edition, the world's most popular consumer online genealogy resource.
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The Exchange Call for Proposals and Informational Webinar

LITA Blog - Wed, 2019-11-20 12:48

ALCTS, LITA, and LLAMA are now accepting proposals for the Exchange: Building the Future Together, a virtual forum scheduled for May 4, 6, and 8, 2020.

The twelve hour virtual event will take place over three afternoons, featuring the following themes and topics:

  • Day 1 – Leadership and Change Management
  • Day 2 – Continuity and Sustainability
  • Day 3 – Collaborations and Cooperative Endeavors

Session Formats

The Exchange will feature the following session formats:

Full-session Proposals

Presenters prepare content for a 35-minute session, with an additional 10-minute Q&A period for all presenters. Full-session proposals may include multiple presentations with content that is topically related.

Lightning Round

Each participant is given five minutes to give a presentation. At the end of the lightning round, there will be a 10-15-minute Q&A period for all presenters in the session. Topics for lightning rounds related to innovative projects or research are encouraged.

Proposals will be evaluated on the following four points:

  1. Relevance to the Exchange’s Themes and Audience
  2. Opportunities for Learning
  3. Opportunities for Audience Interaction
  4. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Still have questions about the submission process and what the Exchange Working Group is looking for?

Sign up for the Exchange: Preparing a Persuasive Proposal webinar on November 25 at 2 pm CT (3pm ET), and get an in-depth look at what it takes to produce a solid proposal.

Sign up in advance for this webinar and receive the join link via email:
https://ala-events.zoom.us/meeting/register/656dd087ef0a11707c24e00bf0acd2b8

The webinar will be recorded so if you cannot watch it live, you can still access the recording. A link to the recording will be sent to everyone that registers for the webinar, and will be posted on the Exchange site.

Please share with others who may be interested. All are welcome!

For additional information on submitting a proposal, also see the following:

Elements of a Successful Proposal

Success Criteria

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Registration is Now Open for the Exchange

LITA Blog - Wed, 2019-11-20 11:45

In May 2020, join ALCTS, LITA, and LLAMA for an exciting and engaging virtual forum. Registration is now open!

  The Exchange: An ALCTS/LITA/LLAMA Collaboration brings together experiences, ideas, expertise, and individuals from the three ALA divisions. Broadly organized around the theme of “Building the Future Together,” the Exchange will examine the topic in relation to collections, leadership, technology, innovation, sustainability, and collaborations. Participants from diverse areas of librarianship will find the three days of presentations, panels, and lightning rounds both thought-provoking and highly relevant to their current and future career paths. The Exchange will engage a wide range of presenters and participants, facilitating enriching conversations and learning opportunities. Divisional members and non-members alike are encouraged to register and bring their questions, experiences, and perspectives to the events.

“Building on the rich educational traditions of the three divisions, the Exchange provides the opportunity to break down silos and explore synergies on dynamic topics across the overarching and daily themes,” states Kristin Martin, chair of the Exchange Working Group and ALCTS Past President. “The virtual environment, designed to be more than just a series of webinars, offers speakers and participants alike ways of interacting and engaging with each other without requiring the need for travel.”
 
Information about registration can be found on the Exchange website. Early-bird registration for this virtual event is $199 for ALCTS, LITA, and LLAMA individual members; $255 for ALA individual members; $289 for non-members; $79 for ALA student members; $475 for groups; and $795 for institutions. After March 1, 2020, registration rates will increase—please visit the event registration web page for full registration details.  

The three-day virtual event will feature the following themes and topics:

Day 1 (Monday, May 4) – Leadership and Change Management
Discover how people working in libraries are supporting their organizations through change, including identifying and overcoming barriers to success and managing change across the career life cycle.
 
Day 2 (Wednesday, May 6) – Continuity and Sustainability
Learn from your colleagues about how to create sustainable services, how to update data to current standards, and how to preserve legacy data and artifacts.  

Day 3 (Friday, May 8) – Collaborations and Cooperative Endeavors Find out how people working in libraries are developing cooperative endeavors around collections and technical services, governance and leadership, and technology.  

Sessions are from noon to 4 pm EDT. Attendees receive live presentation and access to content for a year.  

Interested in leading or contributing to a session? The Exchange Working Group is now accepting proposals. Learn more about the proposal submission process including submission criteria and how to submit.

Explore the Exchange. Connect with the Exchange on social media using #ALLexchange.        

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A warning /

New At the Library - Wed, 2019-11-20 07:06

    ISBN: 9781538718476
    Author:


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A minute to midnight /

New At the Library - Wed, 2019-11-20 07:06

    ISBN: 9781538761625
    Author: Baldacci, David


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The second sleep /

New At the Library - Wed, 2019-11-20 07:06

    ISBN: 9780525656692
    Author: Harris, Robert, 1957-


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James G. Neal Announced as 2020 Miles Conrad Award Recipient

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-11-19 19:04
(November 19, 2019). The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has announced James G. Neal as the 2020 Miles Conrad Lecturer. Neal will be presented with this prestigious award on February 24, 2020 at the NISO Plus Conference in Baltimore, MD.
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Innovative launches Inspire Discovery at Cairn University and Hillsdale College

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-11-19 19:04
(November 19, 2019). Innovative announced the successful launches of Inspire Discovery at Cairn University in Langhorne Manor, Pennsylvania, and Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan. Cairn and Hillsdale are early adopters of Inspire, a radically different library platform that delivers experiences designed to meet people's expectations of modern media and software solutions. Inspire Discovery, the first module to debut on the platform, revolutionizes traditional search-and-find by delivering curated information in context. The results are displayed in an intuitive, visual interface that's easy to use.
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Barnsley, Rotherham and Kirklees join Yorkshire and Humber LMS Framework

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-11-19 13:04
(November 19, 2019). SirsiDynix announced the growing number of libraries benefiting from the Yorkshire and Humber LMS Framework. Following Leeds City's successful implementation, three additional authorities have signed contracts for a new fully hosted library systems solution with SirsiDynix.
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University of Zagreb chooses the ProQuest One Academic database

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-11-19 13:04
(November 19, 2019). University of Zagreb – the oldest and largest university in Croatia and a research hub in its region – is the first institution in Eastern Europe to adopt the award-winning ProQuest One Academic from educational technology leader ProQuest.
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Libraries Launch Access Tool for Digital Collections

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-11-19 13:04
(November 19, 2019). The vast digitized collections of the University of Texas Libraries are now becoming available through a new web portal. A new access point on the Libraries' website – the Collections portal – allows users to undertake remote research and study utilizing rich resources that have previously only been available in person or through more time-intensive on-demand processes.
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EBSCO Information Services expands its resources for graduating college students with HBR Ascend

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-11-19 13:04
(November 19, 2019). HBR Ascend, a digital learning resource from Harvard Business Review, is now available worldwide from EBSCO Information Services. Ascend provides trusted, real-world perspectives and practical advice to prepare college students for success in the workplace.
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ByWater Solutions Announces Support of Aspen Discovery for Uintah County Library

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-11-19 13:04
(November 19, 2019). ByWater Solutions announced that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for Uintah County Library in Vernal Utah. Aspen will be working in concert with Uintah's already existing Koha ILS to provide patrons seamless access to all of the library's print, electronic and enhanced content resources.
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Twisted twenty-six /

New At the Library - Tue, 2019-11-19 13:04

    ISBN: 9780399180194
    Author: Evanovich, Janet


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Hounslow joins the London Libraries Consortium

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2019-11-18 19:02
(November 18, 2019). The London Borough of Hounslow is the latest borough to join the London Libraries Consortium. Following Croydon Council's successful go live, Hounslow has now called off the London Libraries Consortium framework, increasing the total number of authorities to 18. We are delighted to provide the underlying technology solution for the Consortium's framework and look forward to expanding SirsiDynix solutions across London and beyond.
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Core Call for Comment

LITA Blog - Mon, 2019-11-18 10:32

Greetings again from the Steering Committee of Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, a proposed division of ALA.

The Steering Committee welcomes comments on the draft division proposal documentation through November 25th. Please join the conversation! Your perspectives and input are shaping the identity and priorities of the proposed division. We’re asking for you to respond to the documents with key questions in mind, including:

  • Does this make sense to someone new to ALCTS/ LITA/ LLAMA?
  • Does this piece of the plan reflect how members want the new division to function?
  • Are there any points that are cause for concern?

If you’re interested in helping us in the review process or other work ahead, please consider volunteering for Core. We’re eager to collaborate with you!

We’re working hard to ensure everyone can participate in the Core conversation, so please let us know what could make Core a compelling and worthy division home for you. Keep the feedback and input coming!

Full details for all our upcoming events are below.

Miss any of the discussion? Catch up here:

You can always stay up to date on the latest Core news by visiting core.ala.org, but we also need to hear from you. Members like you will shape the future of this proposed division — please participate in these conversations to help develop and refine Core’s division identity.

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