Helen L | 1 Jan 19:45 2010

NETSL Award 2010: Call for Nominations

New England Technical Services Librarians (NETSL) Executive Board is seeking
nominations for its annual NETSL Award for Excellence in Library Technical

The NETSL Award recognizes and honors significant New England-based
contributions to the field of library technical services. Contributions may
have been made in New England by librarians from throughout the United
States, or nationally by librarians residing in New England, through
publications, service, or innovations in practice. The NETSL Executive Board
members select a recipient at their February meeting based on nominations
received. The Board reserves the right to suspend the Award for a year if no
suitable candidate is nominated.

The next NETSL Award will be presented at the NETSL Annual Spring Conference
2010: Crosswalks to the
,* April 15, 2010*****, at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.

Eligibility for nomination is as follows:

   - Nominees may be NETSL/NELA members, but membership in the Association
   is not a requirement.
   - A nomination must be accompanied by a written statement that includes
   the rationale for nomination and, if a resume of the nominee is not
   appended, a narrative summary of the nominee's career and achievements.
   Provision of a resume is strongly recommended.
   - Nominations may be made by NETSL members, or by non-members.
   - Nominations and statement(s) must be received by the NETSL
   Vice-President no later than Friday, February 5, 2010.
   - Current members of the NETSL Executive Board are not eligible for
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B.G. Sloan | 4 Jan 02:26 2010

Let’s Hear It for Reckless Enthusiasm!

I just read a nice opinion piece by Joe Esposito at the Scholarly Kitchen blog:
Esposito, Joe. Let’s Hear It for Reckless Enthusiasm! January 1, 2010.
The final paragraph of Joe's essay ties in nicely with the discussions we sometimes have on Web4Lib:
"And this prompts my personal reckless enthusiasm:  to build infrastructure that enables an
unmediated, direct connection between scholars and scholarly materials.  For example, there is a huge
need for a new order of bibliographical records, which are transparent to end-users and easily
integrated into machine-to-machine communications.  Such records will be very expensive to create;
no one knows how they will ultimately earn their keep.  But then I think of these telco executives shaking
their heads and saying, Where is the programming going to come from? It will be there."
Bernie Sloan

Web4lib mailing list
Web4lib <at> webjunction.org
Lori Bell | 4 Jan 12:56 2010

LIS Online Career Fair January 12!

LIS Online Career Fair

Are you a new library school graduate – or mid-career and looking for a change? Are you wondering how to
improve your career skills or ready to try a certificate program?  Looking to refresh your resume? 
Alliance Library System and TAP Information Services invite you to join us for the first annual LIS Online
Career Fair.  Join us online in OPAL on Tuesday January 12, 2010 for an exciting day of learning how to
start or to rejuvenate your library career in tough times!  The day will kick off at 10 am central time/11
am Eastern/8 am Pacific and run through 4:30 pm central/5:30 pm Eastern. You will have your choice of a
variety of informational and interactive programs which will assist you with your career no matter where
you are.

The conference keynote speaker is Rachel Singer Gordon, webmaster of LISjobs.com, the largest library
career site  and job database, and consulting editor at Information Today Inc., Books Division. 
Rachel’s talk, “Career Building in a Down Economy,” will help librarians focus on what they can do
to keep themselves moving forward professionally in a down economy.  While professional literature
discusses what librarians can do to help their communities and patrons, it does not give much information
as to what librarians can do to help themselves.  Rachel will address the ways in which the economy
affects librarians professionally, how to control reactions and frustration, how to deal proactively
with current events, and how to move forward effectively in tough economic times.

Other speakers include:  Christi Confetti Higgins, Sun Microsystems; Cindy Hill, Hill Information
Consulting; Morgan Cadwalader, Alliance Library System; Kitty Pope, Alliance Library System; Barbara
McFadden Allen, Career on Institutional Cooperation; Meredith Farkas, Norwich University; Rose
Chenoweth, Alliance Library System; Jim Rettig, University of Richmond; Marianne Steadley,
University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science and more!

For more information on this conference, check out http://liscareerfair.org .   Thecost of the one day
online event is $29 for graduate library students;  $39 for librarians, and for a group, the price is $79.

For more information, please contact Lori Bell at ALS at lbell <at> alliancelibrarysystem.com or Tom Peters
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Duncan, James | 4 Jan 17:03 2010

A different sort of countdown...

Two days remain. January 6. Perhaps the job of your dreams awaits?

More details at: http://www.libraryjobline.org/item.php?id=1409

Jim Duncan

Director, Networking & Resource Sharing

Colorado State Library

Christine Peterson | 4 Jan 18:45 2010

Web-based Technology Training from Amigos

Amigos has scheduled web-based training in our live online classroom.
Available courses include the following titles. All times below are
Central Time.

Digital Imaging for Photographic Collections
March 9-12, 2010, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
http://bit.ly/4mOpCL <http://bit.ly/4mOpCL> 

Digital Imaging for Text-based Collections
March 23-26, 2010, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
http://bit.ly/5UWN8A <http://bit.ly/5UWN8A> 

Digital Photography Basics
March 2-5, 2010, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
http://bit.ly/38vcNf <http://bit.ly/38vcNf> 

FRBR: What is it and how it can help you prepare for RDA
March 9, 11, 2009, 10:30am - 12:30pm
http://bit.ly/7EjBh6 <http://bit.ly/7EjBh6> 

METS: The Basics
June 23-24, 2010, 10:30am - 12:30pm
http://bit.ly/7cpW0I <http://bit.ly/7cpW0I> 

PHP: Interacting with the World
April 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010, 10:30am - 12:30pm
http://bit.ly/67QwnF <http://bit.ly/67QwnF> 

Project Management for Digital Imaging
May 11-14, 2010, 10:30am - 12:30pm
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Ranti Junus | 4 Jan 20:16 2010

Fwd: Great Lakes THATCamp Announcement

[forwarded by request --ranti.]

Announcing Great Lakes THATCamp

Held on the campus of Michigan State University on March 20th and
21st, Great Lakes THATCamp (The Humanities And Technology Camp) is a
user-generated “unconference” on digital humanities originally
inspired by the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George
Mason University.

At THATCamp 2009, CHNM floated the idea of holding regional camps
around the country, an idea that quickly took hold, leading to events
in Austin, Texas (THATCamp Austin) Washington state (THATcamp Pacific
Northwest), Columbus, OH (THATCamp Columbus) as well as planned events
in California (THATCamp SoCal), and Paris (THATCamp Paris).

Who Should Attend?

Anyone interested in studying, supporting, teaching, researching,
creating or otherwise shaping digital humanities, humanistic social
sciences, information sciences, new media, and any other allied
You can be an academic, a librarian, an archivist, a developer, a
writer, a student (grad or undergrad), a curator, a designer, an
educator, a public historian, an archaeologist, an independent
scholar, or any combination thereof (as most of us are). You can be an
expert or a newbie; as long as you have something to talk about and
things you want to learn regarding the intersection and integration of
the humanities and technology, this is the place to be. The list of
“who should attend” is as broad as the field of “digital humanities”
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Carole Pilkinton | 5 Jan 00:49 2010

MARS Local Systems & Services Forum at Midwinter

The RUSA/MARS Local Systems & Services Committee invites you to join 
our discussion forum 'Discovery Systems: Solutions a User Could Love?'
When: Sunday, January 17, 2010 from 1:30-3:00 pm
Where: Westin Waterfront Faneiul Room.

Panelists include:
(1) Marshall Breeding, Director for Innovative Technology and 
Research,Vanderbilt University, "Overview of Discovery Systems."
(2) Cody Hanson, Technology Library, University of Minnesota, "User 
testing and feedback on Primo at the University of Minnesota."
(3) Frances McNamara, Director, Integrated Library Systems and 
Administrative and Desktop Systems,University of Chicago, "LENS 
Discovery System, based on AquaBrowser."
(4) Barbara DeFelice, Director Digital Resources Program, Dartmouth 
"Summon  <at>  Dartmouth College: the User View."

Our panelists will highlight the experiences of libraries that have 
implemented "next generation discovery tools" that provide access to 
library collections from a single search box. Panelists will
focus their comments on user response and subsequent assessment 
of the local implementation.  Discussion forum participants will be 
able to share their experiences with discovery tools and ask 
questions following the panelists. A summary of the key ideas 
will be posted on the MARS Local Systems & Services web page 
following Midwinter.


Carole Pilkinton
Head, Electronic Resources & Serials Access Department
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Yitzchak Schaffer | 5 Jan 18:30 2010

Re: Library website locations and hours

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Yitzchak Schaffer
Systems Manager
Touro College Libraries
33 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010
Tel (212) 463-0400 x5230
Fax (212) 627-3197
Email yitzchak.schaffer@...

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Lai-Ying Hsiung | 5 Jan 23:28 2010

ALA 2010 MidWinter ALCTS CRS Costs of Continuing Resources in Libraries Interest Group

The ALCTS CRS Costs of Continuing Resources in Libraries Interest Group
invites you to attend:

Open Access: Entitlement, Opportunity, or Peril?
Sunday, January 17, 2010, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center--Room 157C

Current tough economic times are forcing libraries to explore
alternatives to conventional publishing access models. Many institutions 
(like MIT)
have expressed strong support for Open Access while others (like
University of Maryland) have proceeded more cautiously. Can all
parties, including publishers, in the scholarly communication
environment overcome the challenges from this alternative? Come and hear
our panelists'perspectives on this issue and possible future trends, 
including those
who had voted not to require OA.

Terry Owen, Coordinator for the Digital Repository at the University of 
Maryland (DRUM)
Ellen Finnie Duranceau, Scholarly Publishing & Licensing Consultant at MIT
Alex Crhstoforou, Membership Accounts Manager, BioMed Central

Please join us for a lively discussion!

For more information, please contact Lai-Ying Hsiung (chair,
lhsiung@... ) or Heather Staines (vice-chair,
Heather.Staines@... ) of the Costs of Continuing Resources in
Libraries Interest Group.

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Duncan, James | 6 Jan 15:57 2010

Do you flourish under pressure?

If you're caffeine addicted and deadline driven, then you've got the
edge. Because at 4 p.m. today, applications are due for one of the most
jaw-dropping, adrenaline-producing positions on the market today.

And yes, it's a library job.

Check it out at: http://www.libraryjobline.org/item.php?id=1409

Jim Duncan

Director, Networking & Resource Sharing

Colorado State Library