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What Makes a Great Library Website | webinar by Public Library Association (PLA)

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There’s a good chance that more of your library's patrons are using your website than coming into your building. Is your virtual presence welcoming? Easy to navigate? Reflective of your customers’ needs? Join us for a one-hour, live webinar and learn simple ways to evaluate the effectiveness of your library website, identify patron needs, and solve common website problems.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

Be able to assess the effectiveness of their library website;Be able to create personas to clarify patron needs; andKnow some design patterns that can solve common library website problems. 

 

Date & Time

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

2:00–3:00 PM Eastern1:00–2:00 PM Central12:00–1:00 PM Mountain11:00 AM–12:00 PM Pacific 
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Upcoming webinar > looks good!

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Woensdag 30 april is er een webinar over het aantrekkelijk maken van bibliotheekwebsites. Websites van bibliotheken waren tot nog toe vooral sites om te zoeken naar informatie en om je boeken te verlengen of reserveren. Door de verdere ontwikkeling naar een digitale netwerksamenleving zullen klanten van bibliotheken behoefte hebben aan websites die ook als ontmoetingsplaats kunnen fungeren over allerlei grenzen heen.

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What's So Special About Special Libraries?

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(2013). What's So Special About Special Libraries? Journal of Library Administration: Vol. 53, No. 4, pp. 274-282. 

 

View full textDownload full textAccess optionsDOI:10.1080/01930826.2013.865395Tara E. Murraya 

pages 274-282


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The unique characteristics of special libraries!

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Small Island Librarian: Corporate online storytelling for libraries?

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Small Island Librarian: Corporate online storytelling: for libraries?

 

Posted by Mark-Shane Scale:

 

"In my view, there needs to be a course within library schools that will deals with institutional digital storytelling. This is because, in the age of social media and Library 2.0, libraries need to move online and tell their stories. Libraries need to find ways of connecting with their users and potential users in the online world. We need content on our websites and a social media presence that is constantly updated and engaging, reminding our users that we are a channel to credible information sources. Our Websites must now be more like blogs or online magazines, with a constant flow of information. We should not only tell users what we have, but also post commentaries and view points, to represent the information that we have within our collections. In short, we need to take a page from Coca Cola's book on corporate storytelling. If Coca Cola is thinking about becoming a publisher, why not libraries?"

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The Busy Librarian's Guide to Information Literacy in Science and Engineering

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"CRL announces the publication of The Busy Librarian’s Guide to Information Literacy in Science and Engineering, edited by Katherine O’Clair and Jeanne Davidson.

The Busy Librarian’s Guide to Information Literacy in Science and Engineering provides a practical guide for librarians responsible for science, engineering and/or technology information literacy instruction to understand and apply the ACRL Information Literacy Standards for Science and Engineering/Technology into curriculum design and ongoing instruction. Edited by science and engineering librarians Katherine O’Clair and Jeanne Davidson, the book highlights unique needs and challenges for information literacy instruction within science/engineering curricula."

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Linked Data for Libraries, by OCLC - YouTube video

A short introduction to the concepts and technology behind linked data, how it works, and some benefits it brings to libraries. (RT @OCLC_ANZ: Wondering about linked data & why it's important to libraries?)

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Survey Finds That Libraries Are Interested in Collaborating on Online Projects, but Don't Do It Yet

Survey Finds That Libraries Are Interested in Collaborating on Online Projects, but Don't Do It Yet | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
And while home pages are being archived, social media collections lag.
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Perspectives on SAOIM 2012, via SAOUG

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The Southern African Online Information Meeting with the theme: "Innovation in an Age of Limits"

 

By Phillipa Mitchell

"The SAOIM conference 2012 was a wonderful place for someone on the other end of the book spectrum – that of bookselling as opposed to being a librarian – to immerse themselves."

 

More chronicles here: http://saoug.org.za/category/saoim2012/

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Research libraries in the 21st century

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Val Skelton:

"Although the purpose of academic and research library collections remains the same – to support the creation and dissemination of new knowledge – the nature of collections is moving away from ‘local’ to collaborative and multi-institutional. New forms of scholarship are transforming user expectations for broad, barrier free collection discovery and access. Libraries must transform their approaches to meet new user demands.

 

"The Association of Research Libraries’ (ARL) briefing paper for research library leaders sets out to draw a ‘big picture’ of the future of research library collections.

http://www.arl.org/news/pr/21sttfreport-17may12.shtml

 

 

Key findings – the research environment

- Publishing output will continue to increase
- Global/interdisciplinary research will grow
- The value of personal collections will increase

- Open content will proliferate


Key findings – the future of libraries

- Researchers must understand intellectual property frameworks – libraries can provide support
- Other new roles for research libraries include: digital preservation and data management experts and as supporters helping researchers collaborate even more
- There will also be roles to support the open content movement, for example as publishers as well as IP rights advisers
- Metrics about value to the research community must be improved
- Research libraries will need to maintain linked, digital content in order to enable discovery and future use.
- Resources will increasingly be allocated to the development of tools, an activity well suited to inter-institutional collaboration.
- There will continue to be moves to providing just in time services rather than building just in case collections
- The report is available to download from the ARL website. http://www.arl.org/news/pr/21sttfreport-17may12.shtml

 

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Special Collections Librarianship: a Brief Map of the Field by Katie Birkwood - Slideshare

Presentation about special collections librarianship compiled for the CILIP New Professionals Day 2012 (11 May, London).

 

This presentation is all about special collections, what they are, the functions of a special collections librarian, how to get into special collections, and the role of special collections librarianship.


Via Fe Angela M. Verzosa
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