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Medical Librarians Making a Difference - YouTube

Hear librarians share their personal stories and thoughts on how they strengthen the healthcare community through their research and dependability.Filmed at the MLA Conference in Chicago, 2014 (MT @wkhealth: How do med librarians make a difference?

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Steve hargadon interview Dough Johnson - The Indispensable Librarian

Steve hargadon interview Dough Johnson - The Indispensable Librarian | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
A live and interactive FutureofEducation.com conversation with Doug Johnson on his new book, a second edition of The Indispensable Librarian: Surviving and Thriving in School Libraries in the Information Age. In the book, Doug "offers more practical methods and sage advice for leveraging technology's popularity and effectiveness to build stronger programs and cultivate beneficial professional connections and friendships." It's a "practice-based overview that also supplies real-world scenarios, step-by-step instructions, and pragmatic solutions to specific problems." As well, Doug "defines and clarifies the role of the school library media specialist in a technologically enhanced school, providing relevant examples and useful advice on a variety of topics; and underscores the importance of strong management skills, especially regarding collaborative planning and communications. The book is written especially for K–12 school librarians, both new and experienced, and is also suitable for pre-service librarians as a textbook." (From the publisher description.) Date: Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern (international times here) Duration: 1 hour Location: In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). Log in at http://www.futureofed.info. The Blackboard Collaborate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Blackboard Collaborate, please visit the support and configuration page. Apple Mac users: If you are using a Mac running Mountain Lion v10.8.4, Blackboard has released a special app called the "Collaborate Launcher for Mac" which is now required for Mountain Lion v10.8.4 and later. More information HERE. Mobile users: You can join live sessions from iPhone, iPad, or Android device (including Kindle Fire HD). Links to download the mobile apps can be found at http://www.blackboard.com/Platforms/Collaborate/Products/Blackboard-Collaborate/Mobile-Collaboration.aspx. Recording: A full Blackboard Collaborate recording and an audio mp3 recording will be available here and at http://www.stevehargadon and http://www.futureofeducation.com. Doug Johnson has been the Director of Libraries and Technology for the Mankato (MN) Public Schools since 1991 and has served as an adjunct faculty member of Minnesota State University since 1990. His teaching experience has included work in grades K-12 both here and in Saudi Arabia. He is the author of nine books including Teaching Right from Wrong in the Digital Age; Machines are the Easy Part; People are the Hard Part (available for free at the link); and The Classroom Teachers Survival Guide to Technology. His columns appear in ASCD’s Educational Leadership and in Library Media Connection. Doug’s Blue Skunk Blog averages over 50,000 visits a month, and his articles have appeared in over forty books and periodicals. Doug has conducted workshops and given presentations for over 200 organizations throughout the United States and internationally and has held a variety of leadership positions in state and national organizations, including ISTE and AASL.
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How librarians can help widen access to research – live chat round-up

How librarians can help widen access to research – live chat round-up | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Claire Shaw:

From access to data, resources to support, our panel's thoughts on how librarians are influencing the dissemination of research

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Valuable insights!

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Jonathan Donner and Marion Walton on why funded libraries and telecentres are still needed - YouTube

"Jonathan Donner, Microsoft Research, India and Marion Walton, UCT on: the non-educational uses of libraries for things like setting up bands or businesses; the need for the human support and training libraries provide; how the whole ecosystem of mobile and PC can work better; and the benefits teens get from using the different elements of the ecosystem"

 

[...] "libraries are more than education space and how public access spaces need to reflect the mobile ecology"

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The.Librarian.Quest.For.The.Spear. #librarians

"What makes you think you're the librarian? ..."


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Libraries built by users- Expert Discussion with Anette Klein- Goethe-Institut 

Libraries built by users- Expert Discussion with Anette Klein- Goethe-Institut  | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Libraries Built by Users – An Interview with Annette Klein http://t.co/J2pHyiw0...

 

[...] the library can use an acquisition profile to select relevant eBooks from the total collection of titles available. Library users are given access to the desired titles on the aggregation platform, and the title data are entered into the library’s online catalogue.

When a user comes across a PDA eBook in the catalogue, it will look just like any other eBook in the library’s collection. Via a link contained in the title data, the user is rerouted to the provider’s platform, where a free preview of the book is initially available prior to purchase.

Full access, which requires payment, is only triggered by more intensive use – just what constitutes intensive use is defined differently from one platform to another: it may be if the same title is accessed several times, if it is accessed beyond a certain time limit or if the book is copied, printed or downloaded."

[...] The library can determine whether a book should be purchased permanently upon initial intensive use, or whether access should first be granted in the form of a temporary personal loan."

 

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Startup culture and the future of academic libraries: An interview with Brian Mathews | Education Futures

Startup culture and the future of academic libraries: An interview with Brian Mathews | Education Futures | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Mathews is one of the most creative administrators in higher education today. He is the author of the popular Ubiquitous Librarian blog, part of The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Blog Network, and the 2009 book “Marketing Today’s Academic Library: A Bold New Approach to Communicating with Students”.

Recently, Brian gained international attention for his work “Think Like A Startup: a white paper to inspire library entrepreneurialism” intended to inspire transformative thinking in higher education using insight into startup culture and innovation methodologies."

 

White paper here: http://vtechworks.lib.vt.edu/handle/10919/18649


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Talk with David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States | Archives and Public History Digital

Talk with David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States | Archives and Public History Digital | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Talk with David S.Ferriero, Archivist of the United States | Archives and Public History Digital - http://t.co/pvreAu3A...

 

"While the Archivist did not deliver a formal speech, the wide ranging Q&A touched upon many of the current conversations and concerns within the archival community.

One important topic discussed was the role of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and of its leadership to the larger archival community. As we all know, NARA safeguards and preserves the most important records of the U.S. government yet it was interesting to learn that only equates to roughly 3% of all records created. The protocols of NARA have often been reflected in the practices of private or independent archives and in the advent of electronic formats, many repositories are watching how NARA handles ingesting these records. The Archivist was enthusiastic about how NARA could help the larger archival community and we hope that future Archivists of the United States will share this vision.

Mr. Ferriero views the archiving of electronic records as an exciting development and challenge for our profession. As such, he discussed the proprietary software Lockheed is developing for NARA to ingest digital formats and it was encouraging to hear of the Archivist’s enthusiasm for open-source software that could be used elsewhere in the archival community."

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Lord of Curation Series: Karen du Toit Scoop.it

Lord of Curation Series: Karen du Toit Scoop.it | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

I feel very honoured to have been included in the Lord of Curation series.

 

"Our Lord of Curation series presents to you some of the great curators on Scoop.it. They are here to share their insights and advice with you...."

 

Karen du Toit is an Information Specialist, who has worked as librarian and archivist..."

I give my thoughts on the value of curation and my curation secrets, as well as how it has enhanced my social media experience.

My advice to Information Specialists is to embrace the digital shift!

 

 

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Archival Manoeuvres: Managing Digitization Projects - podcast Ep 10

More Podcast, Less Process is a podcast about archives, archivists, and the archival enterprise hosted by Jefferson Bailey and Joshua Ranger. More information: keepingcollections.org/more-podcast-less-process/

 

Episode 10: Archival Manoeuvres: Managing Digitization Projects

Miwa Yokoyama (Digital Project Manager, Carnegie Hall) and Mitch Brodsky (Digital Archives Manager, New York Philharmonic) visit Josh and Jefferson to discuss their experiences managing archival digitization projects.

 

(Internet Archive, iTunes, or direct download)

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A Voice for Teens: Up Close with Youth Librarian Lindsey Tomsu | School Library Journal

A Voice for Teens: Up Close with Youth Librarian Lindsey Tomsu | School Library Journal | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

By Karyn M. Peterson

“The reason why my programming has become so successful is because I have given a voice to my teens and have made them an integral part of [it],” says Library Journal  Mover & Shaker Lindsey Tomsu, new youth librarian and teen club advisor extraordinaire at La Vista Public Library (NE).

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In this fourth of a dozen planned interviews with the youth services librarians named as Mover & Shakers this year, Tomsu shares with SLJ her top teen book picks, her dealings with Dewey, her inspirations and passions, why teens matter so much, and her views on the future of youth services.


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Job Hunter's Web Guide: Archives Gig | Hiring Librarians

Job Hunter's Web Guide: Archives Gig | Hiring Librarians | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

This week we're showcasing a resource for the archivists out there. [...] Meredith Lowe, and her awesome resource: Archives Gig.

 

Link: http://archivesgig.livejournal.com/

 

 

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Great resource for archivists in the US.

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License to thrill: digital copyright | Lexology (Use of Images Online) - podcast

License to thrill: digital copyright | Lexology (Use of Images Online) - podcast | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Morton Fraser
Austin Flynn, Sam Price and Gordon White:

"Have you ever used an image from a Google search for a presentation or uploaded the image to your Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Flickr account?

Have you ever thought about the implications of copyright?

Morton Fraser’s IP experts, Austin Flynn and Same Price, are joined by Gordon White from FatBuzz to discuss the use of images throughout social media networks; what exactly are the implications of ‘good, old fashioned’ copyright in the digital age?

Now that images are very much part of social media, with 240million uploaded to Facebook everyday (that’s 3,000 per second), and are ‘part of the public domain’ who exactly owns what and can you ‘innocently’ use another’s image?

They ask; what is the law surrounding the use of images online? How can you protect yourself and your images? Which license should you use - creative or commercial commons? What are the implications for bloggers? Are T&Cs of these licenses clear enough?"

 

Podcast: http://www.morton-fraser.com/publications/podcasts/3178_license_to_thrill_digital_copyright

 


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5 questions about working as medical librarian - PennLive.com

5 questions about working as medical librarian - PennLive.com | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Interview conducted via email by Patriot-News staff. :

 

"NAME: Laurie Schwing 
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TITLE: Manager of library services 
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COMPANY: PinnacleHealth System 
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YEARS IN FIELD: 23 
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Q: What does a medical librarian do? 
A: A medical librarian assists health professionals to obtain published research articles and information that answers their questions about drugs, treatments, procedures and new situations such as a disease outbreak.

Medical librarians interact constantly with doctors, nurses and other health care providers. Sometimes they assist patients and community members in finding reliable and easy-to-understand health information.

Medical librarians do not provide medical advice or information for self-treatment, but patients can learn more about their condition or preventive health as an addition to professional medical care. "

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Catriona Crowe about changing lives in the archives - Irish Independent

Catriona Crowe about changing lives in the archives - Irish Independent | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"Irish Independent Head of special projects at the National Archives of Ireland, manager of the Irish Census Online Project, editor of Dublin 1911 and much more besides [...]"

 

"Catriona Crowe grew up up in the 1960s and, in keeping with the times, wanted to do as little as possible but, as Emily Hourican discovered, she turned into a formidable activist and campaigner, using our history as her principle weapon"

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Hiring Librarians - tips & pointers

Hiring Librarians - tips & pointers | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
This anonymous interview is with an Academic Librarian who has been a hiring manager and a member of a hiring committee at a library with 0-10 staff members. What are the top three things you look for in a candidate?

 "1) Meets required qualifications

2) Has breadth of experience
3) Communicates clearly, both verbally and in writing

 

Do you have any instant dealbreakers, either in the application packet or the interview process?

On application:
1) Bad grammar
2) Inattention to job description
3) Experience mismatch

In interview:
1) Rudeness
2) Arrogance
3) Poor listening skills"

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Future of Libraries via the Knight Foundation - 10 video interviews

Future of Libraries via the Knight Foundation - 10 video interviews | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"During a Knight conference exploring the role of libraries in the digital world, we interviewed library directors from eight communities - Philadelphia, St. Paul, Macon, Charlotte, Miami, Akron, San Jose and Detroit - to ask these questions and more.

Hear what library directors from these communities say are their biggest successes and listen to insights in how they’re addressing challenges.

In these videos, library directors also share what projects they’ve developed to help better serve their communities. The Free Library of Philadelphia, for example, was able to involve itself more deeply in communities by creating hot spots in areas with limited digital access."

 

Interviews with:

James Crawford, Google Books
Siobhan A. Reardon, Philadelphia
Kit Hadley, Saint Paul
Thomas Jones, Macon
Karen Beach, Charlotte
Raymond Santiago, Miami
David Jennings, Akron
Jane Light, San Jose
Doug Dotterer, Stow-Munroe
Juliet Machie, Detroit

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Libraries and Ebooks: What’s Going On?

Libraries and Ebooks: What’s Going On? | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Libby Fischer Hellmann:

A discussion about ebooks for patrons with four librarians...

 

"With all of the discussions, opinions, and analyses of ebooks these days, one of the aspects we don’t hear enough about are libraries and how they’re adapting to the e-verse. An article in PW recently discussed the situation from a library’s point of view and pointed out some issues that are impeding the growth of ebook borrowing. As both an author and an avid user of libraries, I decided to approach it a little differently.

 

A large percentage of my readers, maybe even a majority, have borrowed my books from the library in the past, so I’m especially interested how and if library patrons are able to download my ebooks easily. So far, the answer is “kinda-sorta.” The only way I know that patrons can download ebooks is through Overdrive, and there seems to be some issues with Overdrive’s inventory, ie some libraries have titles that other libraries don’t. In other words, no consistency. Which is not a good thing for a mid-list author."