Archive for January, 2010

Endangered Species: News librarians are a dying breed Columbia Journalism Review

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Craig Silverman of the Columbia Journalism Review wrote a very good article on news librarians called Endangered Species: News librarians are a dying breed: “When it comes to the layoffs and buyouts that have hit newspapers over the last couple of years, copy editors seem to be the most at risk of losing their jobs. […]

Bloggers Wanted To Cover Digital Commonwealth Conference March 25

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

The Digital Commonwealth is offering free registration for bloggers to cover the March 25 Conference: “Want to come free? DigiComm offers free registrations to three people who will blog the conference. Each blogger will cover the keynotes and one of three breakout tracks:” 1. Getting Started with Digital Commonwealth; Metadata 1; and the Role of […]

ACRL NE ITIG DigiCamp Wheaton College, Friday March 19 2010

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Mark your calendars for Friday, March 19th and join us for this free 1/2 day unConference focused on library technology @ Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. How does ITIG’s DigiCamp work? If you are interested in hearing about other library’s use of technology, or if you wish to share innovative or interesting things that are […]

Praise for Libraries from ING Customers

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Money conscious folks on the ING savings blog We the Savers share some great praise about libraries and benefits and money saving aspects of library use: “When I graduated and moved off campus, I quickly realized I’d have to give up the school library, too. So I got a library card from our local library. […]

ALA Encourages Haiti Assistance

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

The American Library Association (ALA) has pulled together information about assisting Haiti, including information on how to help, links to places to donate funds, a call for volunteers, and a mention of future book and material drives, while noting libraries and institutions are not able to handle physical donations at this time. “Reports of destroyed […]

Lyrasis Computers In Libraries 2010 Conference Group Discount

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Lyrasis is offering a 50 percent discount for the 25th Computers In Libraries Conference being held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington VA between April 12-14, 2010: LYRASIS invites members to attend this year’s Computers in Libraries Conference in Arlington, VA at a major discount. This year’s conference theme is “Information Fluency: Literacy for […]

OLPC Asks for Haiti Support through Donating Unwanted XOs

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) emailed previous donors to encourage donating any unwanted XOs back to the organization to send to Haiti for relief and post-earthquake education efforts. In my circles, I doubt the existence of an unused or unwanted XO, but I have a feeling some folks might be willing to part with their […]

Iraq to Examine Materials from Shunned Jewish Community

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

An Associated Press article details the discovery of Jewish documents and photographs in 2003 in Iraq and the country’s renewed interest in these materials and this segment of the population once shunned. “‘It was really quite disgusting, to be honest, because it was about chest-deep sewage water,’ said Richard Gonzales, the Army officer who led […]

Mass Digital Commonwealth Conference March 25, 2010 College of the Holy Cross Worcester Mass

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

The 4th annual Massachusetts Digital Commonwealth Conference is being held on Thursday, March 25, 2010 at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts between 9 am-4pm. The keynote speakers will be Roy Tennant of OCLC and Tom Clareson of LYRASIS. Conference Rates Before 2/25/2010 After 2/25/2010 Member registration $75 $95 Non-member registration $110 […]

2010 ALA MidWinter Free Exhibit Passes

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

LibraryThing is offering free passes to the 2010 ALA Midwinter exhibit hall, but you need to register: http://www.librarything.com/thingology/2010/01/ala-midwinterfree-exhibit-passes.php Also Lyrasis is offering free passes through the Massachusetts Regional Library Systems. I know the Northeast Massachusetts Regional Library System is offering them since my library is a member: http://registration.experient-inc.com/ShowALA101/DefaultExhGuest.aspx?CompanyId=2160 LibraryThing is also holding a party at […]