Talk About: Ebook Preservation
Sue Polanka, Wright State University Libraries; Ken Breen, EBSCOhost; Rolf Janke, SAGE Reference
Ebooks & the Future of Publishing, Lending, Learning
David Bowers, Oxford University Press; Stephen Abram, Gale Cengage Learning
Ebooks: Putting the Issues on the Table
Bobbi L. Newman, Consultant; Sarah Houghton, San Rafael Public Library; Amy Affelt, Compass Lexecon; Faith Ward, Garrison Forest School
Libraries and Learning Communities
Lee Rainie, Director, Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project
Author, forthcoming book, Networked: The New Social Operating System.
Instruction Goes Viral With Videos
Alison Steinberg Gurganus, San Diego Mesa College and Amy Thornley, Miami of Ohio
Blackboard Learn: Partnering to Integrate Resources
Anita R. Dryden and Christina H. Gola, University of Houston Libraries
Mobile Landscape, Cool Tools and the Future
Featuring three groups of presenters
Advances in Discovery Engines and Services
Greg Notess, Montana State University and Marshall Breeding, Vanderbilt University
Major Upcoming Mobile Trends & Location Applications
Originally Jolie O’Dell, then changed to Jenn Van Grove, both from Mashable.com. Jenn canceled at the last minute. Stepping in for her is Joe Murphy (@libraryfuture).
This was kind of a weird session, most likely as a result of the last-minute change of speaker. Sort of just a laundry list of what’s happening in apps and mobile. My attention kept drifting off.
Simmons GSLIS: Cloonan To Step Down as GSLIS Dean
The dean of my graduate school has decided after a decade that it’s time to take a break. Thank you for making GSLIS an awesome place to become a librarian, Michèle!
American Libraries Next Steps: Broadcast Collaboration
A quick look inside the library at NPR. Did you know their librarians are embedded throughout the journalistic and production staffs? And also that they are going all-digital in preparation for moving to a new building in 2013? Sounds like some very forward-thinking folks.
Avos: Last Call for Delicious Users: Transfer Your Bookmarks
If you haven’t already authorized this (or packed up and taken your bookmarks elsewhere) stop reading and click here to make sure your bookmarks are transferred when Delicious re-launches. It’s also probably not a bad idea to export them today or tomorrow so that you have them in hand if you don’t like the new look of the site. (The migration is apparently happening this weekend.)
Insatiable Booksluts: Banned Books Week: What Subversives Are You Reading?
Despite the brevity of this post, the author is able to succinctly make several interesting points about the overall makeup of the books that show up on our banned lists, and why they’re being challenged. It is also a nice reminder that librarians do a lot more than shelve books and help you find journal articles, as a profession we are also dedicated to protecting your right to read whatever the heck you want. In a librarian’s perfect world, people offended by books would simply choose not to read them, and to prevent their children from reading them, thus leaving the rest of us free to bask in whatever “filth” or “smut” we so desire. Anyway, Banned Books Week starts on Saturday, so go head and pick up something to read! Try Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, or The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, a young adult book by Sherman Alexie (and certainly one of those that is also resonant for adults).
American Libraries: ACRL Invites Applicants for Immersion ’12 Program
If you’re an instruction librarian, please start figuring out how to get yourself to Immersion. I’ve never been (not for lack of trying) but from everything I’ve heard from GSLIS classmates who have attended, it is amazingly helpful in developing as a teacher.