Events

Wednesday Webinars
CCLC Library Consortium will be hosting weekly webinars on Wednesdays at 11:00 am. Topics will be varied and presented by a variety of experts within our system, including LSP Workgroup members. Weekly topics and recordings are available on the LSP wiki.

The Changing Face of Online Learning: New Technology and the OER Movement
Riverside City College 
April 20, 2018 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Registration: There is a $20 fee at the door, of which a portion will be donated by the RCCD Foundation to those disadvantaged students needing help with books and materials for their DE courses.  

The Institute for Museum and Library Services is accepting applications National Leadership and Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Grants. Proposals are due February 1, 2018. More information available at https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/national-leadership-grants-libraries and https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/laura-bush-21st-century-librarian-program

Part of the Mental Health Initiative, this series of videos was produced by the Los Angeles County Library and Los Angeles Public Library in collaboration with the California State Library:

·         Episode 1 https://youtu.be/JnHH_EDRlZg

·         Episode 2 https://youtu.be/Jpkh41BL0oY

·         Episode 3 https://youtu.be/P99gdETQ1fU

The ALA Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) welcomes your submissions for two awards created to recognize excellence in information literacy and instruction. Submissions from all types of libraries (public, school, special, academic) are encouraged. Winners will receive a $1,000 award, a plaque, and a $500 travel stipend to be used to attend the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, where the awards will be presented.

While many of us are still juggling busy teaching schedules and looking for ways to revitalize our instruction sessions, why not take some time to draw inspiration from the ACRL Information Literacy Framework? 23 Framework Things is a free, self-paced, online professional development opportunity that offers readings, activities, and opportunities to connect with your colleagues in Minnesota and beyond about the Framework.

WASHINGTON - Today American Library Association President Jim Neal released the following statement regarding the proposed order on net neutrality released by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai.

OCLC and Library Journal hosted “Implementing Change: Realizing the Results of Collaborating In The Cloud.”

Joseph Janes discussed the challenges libraries face today and what the future holds. Then three librarians shared how their libraries have benefitted from cloud-based integration. A Video of the Webcast held Nov. 13, 2013 can be found at http://goo.gl/65Kehm

 

ALA and eBooks

The general editor of Community and Junior College Libraries, a refereed journal published by Taylor and Francis is seeking contributions to the journal – articles, columns and book reviews.

They are planning special issues in the near future: one on information literacy and instruction and the other on best and worst practices in lower-division undergraduate librarianship. 

On November 14th US Circuit Court Judge Denny Chin decided in favor of Google (The Authors Guild et al. vs Google Inc. 2013)  The decision stated that Google’s book scanning project does not violate the terms of “fair use”. Google met all four legal factors for a successful fair use defense to copyright infringement, Chin wrote.

Congress.gov is the new official source for federal legislative information. It replaces the nearly 20-year-old THOMAS.gov site with a system that includes platform mobility, comprehensive information retrieval and user-friendly presentation. It currently includes all data sets available on THOMAS.gov except nominations, treaties and communications. These data sets will be added throughout 2014. Until that time they are still accessible through THOMAS.gov via the link below. THOMAS.gov will be permanently retired by the end of 2014.

By Manohla Dargis, New York Times, September 12 2017

“In his magnificent new documentary “Ex Libris: The New York Public Library,” Frederick Wiseman takes his camera into those same halls as well as into more humble city branches. He sweeps into atriums and down corridors, pauses in reading and meeting rooms, and lays bare this complex, glorious organism that is the democratic ideal incarnate.

ACRL announces the publication of The Library Assessment Cookbook, edited by Aaron W. Dobbs. This new addition to the ACRL Cookbook series compiles lessons and techniques for academic librarians to adapt, repurpose, and implement in their libraries.

The ACRL Framework Advisory Board (FAB) is pleased to announce the launch of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Toolkit.

 

Interactive  discussions on pressing issues in modern librarianship. American Libraries Live webcasts cover the full spectrum of library topics and give the ALA community a chance to learn about and discuss issues it deals with daily. Each program lasts 60 minutes.

Summer 2017 Archived Episodes: