B.G. Sloan | 1 Mar 02:24 2010
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University of Michigan Library to bid farewell to card catalogs


"Nothing lasts forever. So it will be said about the University of Michigan Library's card catalogs when
they are removed from their home in the bowels of the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library on March 8."
 
Full text at:
 
http://www.annarbor.com/news/university-of-michigan-library-to-bid-farewell-to-card-catalogs/
 
Bernie Sloan

      
Melissa Dowd | 1 Mar 18:03 2010

Position Opening: Integrated Library System (ILS) Project Manager (2-year appointment)

Linda Hall Library is seeking qualified applicants for an Integrated
Library System Project Manager. 

Position Title:  Integrated Library System (ILS) Project Manager (2-year
appointment)

Scope and Role:  The ILS Project manager is responsible for coordinating
the on-site day-to-day operations associated with the migration of the
Linda Hall Library's Integrated Library System from the SirsiDynix
Horizon platform to the Ex Libris Voyager platform.   Additional support
and discovery services including open URL resolution, federated search,
and digital asset management systems are included in this
implementation.  Position works with an off-site consultant retained by
the Library on the implementation of discovery-based web services, and
reports directly to the President of the Linda Hall Library.

Responsibilities:

1.       Provides leadership and coordination for the implementation of
the Library's new ILS.  

2.       Leads the ILS Implementation Team through all aspects of the
implementation from system configuration through beta-testing and staff
training.

3.       With Department Managers identifies operational aspects of the
migration project.  Sets deadlines and assures scheduled completion of
tasks.

4.       Consults with the Senior Management Team on all aspects of the
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Lori Bell | 1 Mar 20:39 2010
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Online Marketing workshop for librarians

Alliance Library System and TAP Information Services 
Announce Trendy Topics  2010:  Marketing for Libraries!

Alliance Library System and TAP Information Services are pleased to announce the second in a dynamic
monthly series of online workshops you can enjoy  right at your desktop on hot topics.  The latest
conference on Marketing for Libraries is scheduled for Tuesday, March 9.  Alison Circle of Columbus
Metropolitan Library and blogger for "Library Journal", will be the opening keynote speaker at 11:00
A.M. Eastern Time, 10:00 Central, 9:00 Mountain, and 8:00 Pacific. She will offer a step-by-step
presentation on how to develop a marketing plan that integrates newest channels (Facebook, Twitter, and
others) into a consistent value message that pays off in tangible results.

Other speakers for this inspiring  day-long conference include: 
·         Kitty Pope talking about "What Libraries Can Learn from Corporate America about Marketing
·         Trisha Noack speaking on “The Challenges of Reaching a Library’s Diverse Audience”
·         Nancy Dowd speaking on “Is Mobile Marketing Right for Your Organization?”
·         Toni Tucker on “Marketing Basics for an Academic Library”
·         Cynthia Hart on “Get Social with Your Customers!”

A full informational flyer can be found at http://www.alliancelibrarysystem.com/TrendyTopics/trendytopicsMarch9.pdf.

“In these tough times, it’s more important than ever for libraries to market their services and take
advantage of the new marketing tools available to them,” stated Kitty Pope, ALS Executive Director.

Register at http://www.eventbee.com/view/trendytopics/event?eid=65537
Registration for librarians for the one day conference is $40; for students $30; and for groups $100.

For more information on these workshops please contact Lori Bell at ALS,
lbell <at> alliancelibrarysystem.com or Tom Peters at TAP Information Services at tpeters <at> tapinformation.com.

Alliance Library System is one of nine regional library systems in Illinois serving 260 libraries of all
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Robert L. Balliot | 1 Mar 20:57 2010

This Week

This week in Best of PubLib:

Best of PubLib 02.28.10
<http://bestofpublib.wordpress.com/2010/03/01/best-of-publib-02-28-10/> 

Includes our new port on charging library fees to pay for other government
departments!

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Robert L. Balliot
Skype: RBalliot
Bristol, Rhode Island
http://oceanstatelibrarian.com/contact.htm
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Wilfred Drew | 1 Mar 22:19 2010

The future of Library 2.0 on Ning.

Library 2.0<http://library20.ning.com/> on Ning will be staying open.  A long time online friend of mine,
Steve Hargadon, will be taking it over.  Read more at "Where to, Library
2.0?<http://library20.ning.com/forum/topics/where-to-library-20>"  Steve will be convening a
live online meeting later in March to discuss with any interested librarians where to go with the network. 
Steve works for Elluminate. He also blogs at www.SteveHargadon.com<http://www.steverhargadon.com>.
[http://img.zemanta.com/pixy.gif?x-id=ab44516e-4657-8ecd-9117-75ead2eba148]
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Wilfred (Bill) Drew, M.S., B.S., A.S.
Assistant Professor
Librarian, Systems and Tech Services
Strengths: Ideation, Input, Learner, Command, Analytical
E-mail: dreww@...<mailto:dreww@...>
Follow the library: http://twitter.com/TC3Library
PPlease consider the environment before printing this e-mail or document.
Patty De Anda | 2 Mar 21:16 2010

Job Announcement: Team Lead - USAID Document Repository (Washington DC)

LAC is seeking a Team Lead - USAID Document Repository to join a contract supporting USAID's Development
Experience Clearinghouse (DEC).  The DEC is USAID's main repository of reports, studies, policy
documents and other products of the Agency's development projects. The records represent USAID's vast
development experience, and are a vital element of the Agency's knowledge management program. USAID is
expanding the DEC's holdings, adding new social media tools and making the collection more accessible
and useful to the Agency's staff, its development partners and the general public.

The DEC Team Lead will oversee a team of 12 who are responsible for expanding the contents of the DEC to meet
the information needs of USAID and the continued evolution of the DEC software platform to support new
types of data and social media tools.  In addition, the Team Lead will engage in strategic communications
to share the value of the DEC and conduct needs assessments to refine its use.

Responsibilities:

 *   Leadership to plan and implement high quality projects on schedule and within budget.
 *   Manage tasks, scope, and requirements to meet agreed-upon schedules.
 *   Strategic communications to ensure activities are aligned with the organizations direction, to
maintain effective relationships across stakeholders and to market DEC resources.
 *   Oversight for all system deliverables, adherence to methodology, risk management, and reporting.
 *   Evaluate new tools and technologies for possible inclusion in the DEC.
 *   Conduct needs assessments to refine uses of the DEC.
 *   Coordinate with other operating units and vendors to carry out project plans and achieve defined milestones.

Requirements:

 *   Master's Degree in information systems, library systems or related degree.
 *   Five or more years of experience in information systems, content management or document management.
 *   Two or more years experience in a project leadership role.
 *   Detailed understanding of project management methodologies, system development lifecycle best
practices and risk management concepts.
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Lori Bell | 3 Mar 18:21 2010
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Teens and Technology online conference

Alliance Library System and TAP Information Services Announce 
Trendy Topics  2010:  Teens and Technology
Alliance Library System and TAP Information Services are pleased to announce the third in a dynamic
monthly series of online workshops librarians can enjoy right at their desktops on hot topics.  The
latest conference on Teens and Technology is scheduled for Tuesday, April 13.  Kelly Czarnecki from the
Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County is the keynote speaker.  She will talk about “A
Great Fit: Teens, Technology and Libraries!”  Kelly’s talk will take a look at how libraries
throughout the country are engaging teens with technology and why. Then she will address ways (low
budget!) that libraries can integrate more technology programs and services for teens in their library
and community and convince their administrators along the way.
 
·             Other speakers for this inspiring  day-long conference include: 
 
·             Dodie Ownes, Editor of SLJTeen on “Teens and Technology”
Marianne Mancusi, Author of Gamer Girl
Beth Gallaway, Trainer/Consultant on “Jumping on the Gaming Bandwagon: Advocacy, Best Practices and
Current Trends”
·             Angie Green, Alliance Library System, “Digital Literacy”
·             Cynthia Hart, Virginia Beach Public Library, “Geeking Out  <at>  the Library”
·             Beth Gallaway, “Web 2.wh0a: Trendy Tech to Use with Teens”
A full informational flyer can be found at http://www.alliancelibrarysystem.com/TrendyTopics/workshop3TrendyTopicsTeensApril2010.pdf.
Register at http://www.eventbee.com/view/trendytopics/event?eid=65537
Registration for librarians for the one day conference is $40; for students $30; and for groups $100.
For more information on these workshops please contact Lori Bell at ALS,
lbell <at> alliancelibrarysystem.com or Tom Peters at TAP Information Services at tpeters <at> tapinformation.com.
Alliance Library System is one of nine regional library systems in Illinois serving 260 libraries of all
types in a 14,000 square mile area.
TAP Information Services (www.tapinformation.com) helps organizations innovate.  

Lori Bell
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Robert L. Balliot | 3 Mar 19:52 2010

Best of Web4Lib

The latest edition of Best of Web4Lib for the month of February 2010 is
here:

Best of Web4Lib
<http://bestofweb4lib.wordpress.com/2010/03/03/best-of-web4lib-2/> 

This month includes questions about digitization projects, thought-provoking
discussions about the intrinsic and explicit value of library conferences,
configuring analytics,  and the meaning of various acronyms.

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Skype: RBalliot
Bristol, Rhode Island
http://oceanstatelibrarian.com/contact.htm
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Kevil, L H. | 3 Mar 20:12 2010
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Writing audio files to DVD

I hope this is the right forum for this question:

What are the best options for writing  audio files (.mp3, FLAC, &c) to DVD for audio-only playback via
typical DVD players? This would solve a number of problems: such as back-up, and having a tangible object
for check-out. So far I am only aware of authoring software that can take .wavs and write them to a DVD-Audio
disk. Few players can handle the now-obsolete DVD-A standard, so this is not a good option.

Thanks for any help or suggestions,

L. Hunter Kevil, Ph.D.
Collection Development Librarian
University of Missouri Libraries
573-884-8760
kevill@...
Peter Schoenberg | 3 Mar 22:46 2010
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Interesting cartoon about DRM, public libraries, bit torrent and downloable audiobooks.

Interesting cartoon about DRM, public libraries, bit torrent and downloable audiobooks.

http://www.bradcolbow.com/archive.php/?p=205
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