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ALA and the Re-Unification of Librarianship

The American Library Association (ALA)’s burgeoning budget crisis and dip in membership shows the group is having a tough time thriving as a multi-type library organization.
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How, when, why and with whom do libraries (law and otherwise) collaborate successfully? What can libraries adapt from outside of the library world to further their collaboration efforts?
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OCLC Lays Off 27 Employees at Dublin, Ohio World Headquarters

OCLC Lays Off 27 Employees at Dublin, Ohio World Headquarters | Library Collaboration | Scoop.it
,From The Columbus Dispatch: OCLC will lay off 27 employees at its Dublin operation in a move to readjust staffing “in line with future needs.” [Clip] Over the last five years, OCLC has been in a period of significant investment in new products and...
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10 Branches Win NYC Neighborhood Library Awards

10 Branches Win NYC Neighborhood Library Awards | Library Collaboration | Scoop.it
Library leaders, staff, friends, and council members gathered May 20 in a grand celebration atop New York City’s Hearst Tower to for the second NYC Neighborhood Library Awards. This year, the Charles H.
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Congrats to all of the winners!

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Library Boy: Lex Machina Wins American Association of Law Libraries New Product of the Year Award

Library Boy: Lex Machina Wins American Association of Law Libraries New Product of the Year Award | Library Collaboration | Scoop.it
RT @613mash: Lex Machina Wins American Association of Law Libraries 2015 New Product of the Year Award - http://t.co/lu8LluDoMj
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June Seminar - Mentor/Mentee Relationships in Law Libraries | Vancouver Association of Law Libraries (VALL)

New post: June Seminar - Mentor/Mentee Relationships in Law Libraries http://t.co/VaKAm4n3iF ^IFTTT
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The Art of Narrating an Audiobook: A Primer for Librarians

The Art of Narrating an Audiobook: A Primer for Librarians | Library Collaboration | Scoop.it
Presented by: Recorded Books & Library Journal
Event Date & Time: Thursday, June 11th, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT
June Is Audiobook Month.
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Fun!

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Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK) Executive Director

The Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK) is a network of Federal agencies working together to achieve optimum use of the resources and facilities of Federal libraries and information centers by promoting common services, coordinating and sharing available resources, and providing continuing professional education for Federal library and information staff. FEDLINK, hosted at the Library of Congress, serves as a forum for discussion of the policies, programs, procedures, and technolog
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Super Marketing Conference 2015 | Lunch Hour Legal Marketing

Super Marketing Conference 2015 | Lunch Hour Legal Marketing | Library Collaboration | Scoop.it
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Boston Conference - Marketing for Law Firms. Ed Walters of #Fastcase to speak on "Be Yourself: Everyone Else is Taken."

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First lady: Libraries, museums are 'necessities,' not extras - NBC 29 News

First lady Michelle Obama says America's libraries and museums aren't luxuries or "extras" that can be passed over while money goes toward other goals like creating jobs or teaching children.
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 National Medal for Museum and Library Service awards announced.

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Feedback: Letters to LJ, May 1, 2015 Issue

“What struck me about my graduate LIS education was how amazingly easy it was. My undergraduate was much more difficult”
LIS was too easy
To be fair, Joseph Janes’s “One Size LIS Does Not Fit All” (Peer to Peer Review, LJ 4/15/15, p.
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Why so many names withheld? Discuss.

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James Gill: Remember, Irvin Mayfield's goofy appointment as New Orleans ... - The New Orleans Advocate

James Gill: Remember, Irvin Mayfield's goofy appointment as New Orleans ... - The New Orleans Advocate | Library Collaboration | Scoop.it
It is not always the corrupt politicians who do the most harm. The stupid ones can be a bigger menace. One way to test this proposition
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Wow! I missed this story the first time around.

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What Will We Do When Students Drop the Big Package Deal? | From the Bell Tower

What Will We Do When Students Drop the Big Package Deal? | From the Bell Tower | Library Collaboration | Scoop.it
We have multiple categories of students to deal with: traditional, non-traditional, distance, first-gen. Swirlers are an emerging demographic. How will academic librarians meet their needs?
Academic librarians like to talk about big package deals.
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New-to-me higher ed demographic: swirlers.

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Obama presidential library goes to Chicago - Politico

Obama presidential library goes to Chicago - Politico | Library Collaboration | Scoop.it
The Barack Obama presidential library will be built in his adopted hometown of Chicago, the Barack Obama Foundation announced in a video message posted online Tuesday.A bid by the University of Chicago, where Obama taught constitutional law before...
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Library worker placed on leave as art remains missing - Boston Globe (subscription)

Library worker placed on leave as art remains missing - Boston Globe (subscription) | Library Collaboration | Scoop.it
The woman tasked with safeguarding the Boston Public Library’s special collections is on paid administrative leave as Boston police detectives and librarians continue to search for two artworks worth $600,000 that are missing from the Copley Square...
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Special Collections librarians have an enormous responsibility. Hopefully Ms. Glover will be cleared of any wrongdoing soon. What a difficult situation! What are the leadership lessons here?

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BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever In An Age of Google | Berkman Center

BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever In An Age of Google | Berkman Center | Library Collaboration | Scoop.it
On 6/22, don't miss @jpalfrey's talk at @berkmancenter on why libraries matter more than ever in the age of Google: http://t.co/mwwBpM5P3m.
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On 6/22 at the Berkman Center, John Palfrey will be speaking on his new book. Who's going?

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Big Data Bootcamp Boston August 2015

Big Data Bootcamp Boston August 2015
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Any relevance for library IT folks? It's a pricey conference but with the growth of big data and data mining as important areas in research, might be a worthwhile investment for a library wanting to stay ahead of the curve.

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The rosy future of higher education in NE Ohio -- because of collaboration ... - cleveland.com

The rosy future of higher education in NE Ohio -- because of collaboration ... - cleveland.com | Library Collaboration | Scoop.it
Combined, our region's five universities have a regional economic impact of more than $6 billion; enroll more than 98,000 students; and have produced 476,000 well-prepared and proud alumni, write Ronald M.
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This headline mentions collaboration as the key to future, but I don't see anything in the article itself that reflects collaboration. What am I missing?

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Mayor Walsh 'Not Happy' About Art Missing From Boston Public Library

Mayor Walsh 'Not Happy' About Art Missing From Boston Public Library | Library Collaboration | Scoop.it
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said an investigation is ongoing after Boston Public Library officials revealed that two pieces of valuable art are missing.
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Inventory your artwork!

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Stacey Aldrich: A Sense of Aloha

Stacey Aldrich: A Sense of Aloha | Library Collaboration | Scoop.it
Stacey Aldrich was named state librarian of Hawaii on February 18 by the Hawaii Board of Education, filling the position vacated by former state librarian Richard Burns when he retired in in December 2014.
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New State Librarian in HI!

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New Policy from Elsevier Impedes Open Access and Sharing | SPARC

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Read and sign the statement to support open-access-friendly policies and practices.

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Lawyers: Blindsided by law library decisions - Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

Lawyers: Blindsided by law library decisions - Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | Library Collaboration | Scoop.it
Lawyers across Massachusetts claim to have been blindsided by recent changes to the Trial Court Law Libraries system. In a recent story occasioned by the 20
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Sources: Feds investigating Library Foundation payments - WWL

Sources: Feds investigating Library Foundation payments - WWL | Library Collaboration | Scoop.it
Federal subpoenas have been served related to the use of public library donations for Irvin Mayfield's New Orleans Jazz Orchestra,
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What a story this is turning out to be. I'm sure there will be lessons ahead.

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Lex Machina's Legal Analytics® Named 2015 New Product of the Year by ... - Benzinga

The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) announced today that it has selected Legal Analytics, a first-of-its-kind software platform from Lex Machina, as its New Product...
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Law libraries must be preserved

Law libraries must be preserved | Library Collaboration | Scoop.it
The state’s public law libraries marked their 200th anniversary this year. These institutions allow self-represented litigants, as well as solo and small-firm
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Librarians: privacy's champions - Boing Boing

Librarians: privacy's champions - Boing Boing | Library Collaboration | Scoop.it
Librarians: privacy's champions
Boing Boing
Libraries have always been places where people gathered for intellectual inquiry, where communities could form around emerging ideologies that challenged the status quo.
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I just have to post this again because I love this sign! #librarianstealth

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