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The Ubiquitous Librarian

The Ubiquitous Librarian
June 10, 2015, 1:56 pm By Brian Mathews June 8, 2015, 1:55 pm Carrie Donovan A few weeks ago I heard Carrie Donovan (Head of Teaching and Learning, Indiana University Libraries ) give a keynote address at The Innovative Library Classroom Conference. Here are the slides from her talk: Shaking up the Sediment: Re-energizing Pedagogical Practice while Avoiding Bottle Shock. My main takeaway was the transition that Carrie is experiencing from teaching to consulting. [caption id=”attachment_4953″ align=”aligncenter… Read More June 5, 2015, 2:53 am Should librarians challenge the status quo? I decided to ask a professor. You’ve mentioned online that libraries should challenge the status quo. Read More June 3, 2015, 10:21 am Here is a quick interview with Andrew Whitworth, Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Manchester and Programme Director of the MA: Digital Technologies, Communication and Education. What is radical information literacy? Mainstream IL – competency-based,…

The Embedded Librarian | Exploring New, Embedded Roles for Librarians in Organizations of All Types Organising Chaos Skerricks ALA TechSource ALA TechSource, an imprint of the American Library Association, publishes Library Technology Reports and Smart Libraries Newsletter. Library Technology Reports, published in eight issues annually, helps librarians make informed decisions about technology products and projects. Reports are authored by experts in the field and may address the application of technology to library services, provide thorough overviews of library technology, offer evaluative descriptions of specific products or product classes, or cover emerging technology. Smart Libraries Newsletter, published monthly, offers Marshall Breeding’s news and analysis on products, vendors, and new developments in the library automation marketplace. Print subscriptions include access to digital versions. To subscribe, view our subscription pricing and offerings page! Single-copy issues of Library Technology Reports are available for purchase in the ALA Store.

The Daring Librarian Surviving Cataloging Class Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Tracy Wasserman Many LIS students dread cataloging/classification class, a required course in some library schools. I found the class piqued my interest enough to take advanced cataloging/classification, a road travelled by few judging by the small class size. This was against the advice of my academic advisor, who cautioned not to take advanced cataloging unless I wanted to be a cataloger. Well, I thought, how would I know whether or not I wanted to be a cataloger if I didn’t take advanced cataloging? Turns out, I enjoyed the experience immensely. First, I believe cataloging/classification is an integral part of the value of librarians to society, as there is more information to organize than ever before. Use online cataloging tools: Understanding MARC fields and the RDA cataloging code can be a lot easier with the online help tools published and maintained by the Library of Congress. Like this: Like Loading...

Rachel Moani: The Crafty Life of an Almost Librarian About « The Open Library At Centre for Learning, a school in Bangalore, we have an open library both in concept and reality. This means that there is free and open access to all material and resources, at all times of day and night, and throughout the year. Mutual trust and shared responsibility provide the ground from which this library functions. The rules and conventions of library interaction evolve out of a sense of co-operation, consideration and care for the community as a whole. The challenge for the librarian is not one of policing and monitoring, but to perceive and hold the library and its users as a vibrant functioning whole. This can only be done when the community of users feels a sense of ownership and accountability. The collection in this library reflects the commitment to quality and excellence. An innovative in-house computer programme ensures that all users can borrow, return, search for, reserve, and conduct other library operations with ease. The Open Library: Open Sesame:

The Unquiet Library | Not Your Mother's Library. Your Library. HTML Tutorial Lipstick Librarian Library Soup NoodleTools : MLA / APA / Chicago Bibliography Composer, Notecards, Outlining Search - The University of Arizona Campus Repository This dissertation examined the relationship between Hispanic population proportion (HPROP) and an index variable indicating the provision of library services to the Spanish-speaking in the State of Arizona (PLSS). Mailed in the summer of 1999 to 169 public library facilities, a survey collected information on libraries' provision of Spanish-speaking personnel, Spanish-language materials, and Spanish-format library services. Regression analysis indicated that HPROP has a significant effect upon PLSS (B = .600, p < .0001). An analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) procedure indicated that libraries in metropolitan areas were more likely than non-metropolitan libraries to provide service to Spanish-speakers (F = 106.72, p < .0001).