An introduction to the VuFind open source discovery layer, discussing both the capabilities of the sofware and the nature of the community that develops and supports it.
A brief presentation will be followed by a question and answer session with the projects' lead developer.
This is the montly update of activities and issues related to the National network of Libraries of Medicine.
Get updated on the latest lawsuits, campaigns, and other copyright happenings in the higher-education classroom. We'll touch on electronic-reserves legal action, streaming video legal action, the ARL Code of Best Practices in Fair Use, MOOCs, Google Books and Hathi Trust lawsuits, open access, open textbooks, and open educational resources.
Please join us for an hour long demonstration of the new Credo Reference platform for all GALILEO institutions.
Learn about this premier general reference tool that provides access to news, business, and legal information from one interface. Redesigned specifically with students in mind, this research tool provides students as well as other researchers across all disciplines will comprehensive results on the past and the present. Whether the search is on a current hot topic in the news, financial information of a specific company, or a following of a judgment on a case, LexisNexis Academic has it all.
Join us for a tour of the new LearningExpress Library 3.0; the interactive, online-learning platform that provides the most comprehensive selection of resources for basic skills mastery, academic success, job preparation and career advancement. We will review the new user interface and platform enhancements including new test modes, interactive tutorials, enhanced score reports and extensive guidance.
Despite their controversial roll out, the Common Core standards continue to have an impact on our schools. During this time of transition, school librarians are integral to supporting teachers, students and administrators as they struggle with the changes brought on by the implementation of the Common Core. Presenters, Margaux DelGuidice and Rose Luna, Library Journal 2013 Movers and Shakers, will briefly cover the new standards with a main focus on the opportunities they provide for school librarians to advocate for their library programs. The presenters will also acknowledge the controversy that surrounds the Common Core standards, examining all sides of the educational debate.
TL | News Night is a LIVE show presented in news show format featuring a Wrap up of “This Month in School Libraries” and deeper discussion of topical school library issues with special guest experts. Consistent features each week will include:
- Introduction (5 minutes)
- In Depth Segment: A topical library issue with guest experts from a State Library Association (25 minutes)
- A wrap up of “This Month in School Libraries” (10 minutes)
- Highlight guest expert State Library Association (10 minutes)
- Title | Tool | Takeaway- This segment features a book, an app or web tool & a takeaway (10 minutes)
In collaboration AASL and Achieve published a new action brief linking libraries and librarians to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Implementing the Common Core State Standards: The Role of the School Librarian is available for download on the AASL and Achieve websites. Join AASL in an idea swap led by the AASL volunteers who worked on the action brief with Achieve. Use this exchange to propel the school library program into the center of teaching and learning in the era of CCSS.
Learn how to recreate the idea swap activity with your own school teaching teams. Prior to the webinar, be sure to download the action brief.
Join this WebJunction webinar to learn more about the health information resources available through the National Library of Medicine and the NN/LM to help strengthen your own library’s health information services and improve the health literacy of your community.
Public libraries provide a variety of health reference services and public programs to support community health literacy. Health literacy has been described by the Institute of Medicine as "the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions." The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) provides comprehensive health information resources and services to libraries across eight regions nationwide. Join this WebJunction webinar to learn more about the health information resources available through the National Library of Medicine and the NN/LM. Representatives of the NN/LM Pacific Southwest Regional Medical Library will discuss their collaborative efforts with public libraries regarding the Affordable Care Act and other popular health information topics. They will be joined by a representative from Santa Ana Public Library, and together share strategies for strengthening your own library’s health information services, to improve the health literacy of your community.