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The world that we knew /

New At the Library - Wed, 2019-09-25 06:51

    ISBN: 9781501137594
    Author: Hoffman, Alice


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No judgments : a novel /

New At the Library - Wed, 2019-09-25 06:51

    ISBN: 9780062913579
    Author: Cabot, Meg


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Spirit of the season /

New At the Library - Wed, 2019-09-25 06:51

    ISBN: 9781496721907
    Author: Michaels, Fern


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Lethal agent /

New At the Library - Wed, 2019-09-25 06:51

    ISBN: 9781501190629
    Author: Mills, Kyle, 1966-


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Schools, districts, states nationwide increasingly turning to Voyager Sopris Learning's LETRS professional development

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-09-24 18:50
(September 24, 2019). Voyager Sopris Learning reported a significant increase in the number of schools, districts, and states using LETRS, the company's landmark professional development that provides educators with the background, depth of knowledge, and tools to teach language and literacy skills to every student.
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The Jacksonville Public Library goes live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-09-24 18:50
(September 24, 2019). ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Jacksonville Public Library, in Alabama is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library's 50,000 plus holdings from Symphony ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
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Spokane Public Library (WA) launches Patron Point

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-09-24 18:50
(September 19, 2019). Patron Point announced today that the Spokane Public Library (WA) has launched Patron Point as its patron relationship management system.
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Cambridge University Press and UNSILO partner to deliver AI-based related links

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-09-24 18:50
(September 16, 2019). Cambridge University Press, one of the world's largest and most prestigious academic publishers, and UNSILO, Denmark-based AI company, today signed an agreement by which UNSILO will use machine-learning tools to identify related content across around one million journal articles and book chapters from the vast Cambridge corpus.
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Ex Libris Alma and Primo achieve FedRAMP authorization from the United States Government

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-09-24 12:50
(September 24, 2019). Ex Libris announced that the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Ex Libris Primo discovery solution have been granted the United States Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP)'s Authorization with sponsorship from the Department of Health and Human Services, after a rigorous evaluation that demonstrated the security practices and controls of Ex Libris Alma and Primo meet the U.S. Government's security requirements for cloud services.
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Interview with Jutland Station

Tame the Web - Sun, 2019-09-22 13:27

I was honored to be interviewed fro Jutland Station while at Next Library 2019 in Aarhus.

So, I think that the most important challenge we are facing in libraries now is ensuring we are open and welcoming for everyone. The world has changed so much in the last few years. We need to make sure our services meet the needs of those who might visit the library to feel safe. Those who need access to information and services that may help them get on solid ground in their lives. The underserved and the invisible should feel welcome and encouraged in our spaces, both physical, virtual and across the community itself.

And every voice should be heard. Every story told.

In the States, so many things are driven by fear right now. I hope that changes. Libraries can push back against fear with the power of free information and a space that says no matter who you are, you are welcome.

Challenged but not dying, the public libraries are more relevant than ever

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Land of wolves /

New At the Library - Sat, 2019-09-21 06:29

    ISBN: 9780525522515
    Author: Johnson, Craig, 1961-


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Death in focus : an Elena Standish novel /

New At the Library - Sat, 2019-09-21 06:29

    ISBN: 9780525620990
    Author: Perry, Anne


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A single thread /

New At the Library - Sat, 2019-09-21 06:29

    ISBN: 9780525558248
    Author: Chevalier, Tracy


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The murder list /

New At the Library - Sat, 2019-09-21 06:29

    ISBN: 9781250197238
    Author: Ryan, Hank Phillippi


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Seeking Applications for eLearning Coordinator!

LITA Blog - Fri, 2019-09-20 16:58
Position Description

The eLearning Coordinator is charged with handling all of the logistics for scheduling, running, and completing LITA’s webinars and courses.

The Coordinator holds a 3-year appointment with an option for one renewal for a maximum of 2 terms. The initial appointment will begin on October 1, 2019, and will continue through the end of June 2022. This person is expected to work approximately 4 hours a week for 52 weeks a year, although some weeks will likely require fewer hours while others require more. The total should balance out to 208 hours each year.

Responsibilities
  • Works with instructors and LITA staff to schedule webinars and courses at least 10 weeks in advance;
  • Maintains a year-round calendar of elearning opportunities based on content selected by the LITA Education Committee and LITA Education Acquisitions Editor;
  • Obtains signed letters of agreement from instructors;
  • Provides ALA Member and Customer Service (MaCS) with information about each session to list it in ALA’s registration system (or enter the information in ALA’s eLearning site when it goes live);
  • Creates a web page with all the information about the session;
  • Provides LITA staff with content about each session to market each elearning opportunity;
  • Works with instructors prior to each session to guarantee quality of content, including holding practice sessions;
  • Provides support to instructors for LITA’s webinar and presentation software;
  • Acts as the primary contact for all communication with elearning instructors and registrants; refers registration issues to ALA Customer Service;
  • Updates elearning information on the LITA website and/or ALA eLearning site as necessary;
  • For courses, sets up the Moodle space and adds instructor(s);
  • For webinars and synchronous sessions, opens the online room, runs the session, and records it;
  • Provides any necessary support for the instructor and participants during the session;
  • Creates the evaluation survey for each webinar and course;
  • Follows up with participants to thank them for attending, sends the recording link (for courses, this means after each week’s session), and encourages participants to fill out the evaluation survey; sends reminders to fill out the survey as necessary;
  • Works with instructors to display LITA marketing materials created by staff at the beginning of each session;
  • Submits instructors’ invoices to the LITA Executive Director for processing;
  • Sends thank you to presenter(s) along with a link to the survey results;
  • Keeps the LITA Education Committee apprised of scheduled and completed sessions;
  • Maintains the LITA Education Data Dashboard of statistics for attendance and evaluation survey responses for all elearning sessions;
  • Notifies the Education Acquisitions Editor when an elearning opportunity was popular enough to run again;
  • Creates a summary statistical report of elearning activity twice a year for the LITA Board (January and June);
  • Tracks and summarizes suggested future elearning opportunities submitted by participants on the evaluation survey;
  • Submit a monthly timesheet to verify hours worked.
Requirements
  • Previous planning or project management experience to maintain a year-round education calendar;
  • Good written and oral communication skills;
  • Experience working with people from diverse racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, gender, and other backgrounds;
  • Must be familiar enough with LITA’s online meeting and presentation software to provide support to instructors and participants (currently Zoom and Google Slides);
  • Must be available between 11:00am – 2:00pm Central Time on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays each week;
  • Must have your own desktop or laptop computer, webcam, headset, and access to a robust internet connection;
  • Must be a member of LITA.
Compensation

The position comes with a stipend of $4,160 each year ($20/hour for 208 hours), payable as two installments of $2,080 each in January and August.

To apply, please fill out the following form by Friday, October 18th: https://docs.lita.org/lita-elearning-coordinator-application-form/

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The testaments /

New At the Library - Fri, 2019-09-20 06:26

    ISBN: 9780385543798
    Author: Atwood, Margaret, 1939-


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The warning /

New At the Library - Fri, 2019-09-20 06:26

    ISBN: 9781538732526
    Author: Patterson, James, 1947-


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What Rose forgot /

New At the Library - Fri, 2019-09-20 06:26

    ISBN: 9781250208033
    Author: Barr, Nevada


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The stalking /

New At the Library - Fri, 2019-09-20 06:26

    ISBN: 9780778308249
    Author: Graham, Heather


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Met her match /

New At the Library - Fri, 2019-09-20 06:26

    ISBN: 9780778351245
    Author: Deveraux, Jude


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