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Registration deadline approaching for web usability course

September 30, 2008 Margot Conahan 1

Introduction to Website Usability Format: ACRL Online Seminar Dates: October 6-24, 2008 Presenter: Nora Dimmock Description: For very little investment in staff hours and training you can reap tremendous benefits by connecting with the users of your library website and web based applications through usability testing. This three-week course is […]

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Libraries and Civic Engagement

September 30, 2008 Kara Malenfant 0

Members of ALA’s Civic Engagement Membership Initiative Group (MIG) need your help identifying civic engagement activities at your library. They want to showcase your activities at various conferences and in publications, as well as on their blog. They also want to know your interest in civic engagement activities, even if […]

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Member of the Week: Rebecca Blakiston

September 29, 2008 David Free 2

Rebecca Blakiston is Undergraduate Services Librarian at University of Arizona Libraries in Tucson. Rebecca has been an ACRL member since 2007, and is your ACRL member of the week. 1. Describe yourself in three words: Forward-looking, enthusiastic, dedicated. 2. What are you currently reading or listening to on you iPod?I […]

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ACRL Podcast: Greening Seattle

September 23, 2008 David Free 1

In this podcast, ACRL 14th National Conference Virtual Conference Committee Co-Chair Scott Walter and Green Conference Planning Committee members Juliet Kerico and Karen Munro discuss environmentally sustainable practices at next year’s Seattle conference. Visit the conference website for more information, including the ACRL 2I009 Green Pledge , eco-friendly hotel practices, […]

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Member of the Week: Camila Alire

September 22, 2008 David Free 0

Dr. Camila A. Alire is Dean Emerita at the University of New Mexico and Colorado State University. Camila is the current ALA President-Elect, has been an ACRL member since 1985, and is your ACRL member of the week. 1. Describe yourself in three words: Risk-taker, change agent, energetic. 2. What […]

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Volunteer for ALA Committees

September 19, 2008 David Free 0

The online volunteer form for appointments to the 2009-2010 ALA and Council committees is now available. The form allows ALA members to submit 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice of committees for potential appointment. The ALA Appointments Committee and the ALA Council’s Committee on Committee will consider names submitted for appointment. […]

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ACRL 09 Registration now open!

September 17, 2008 David Free 0

Registration is now open for ACRL 2009! ACRL 14th National Conference Pushing the Edge: Explore, Engage, Extend Seattle, March 12 — 15, 2009 Registration and housing materials for ACRL 2009 are now available on the conference website. With more than 250 peer-reviewed sessions on all aspects of academic and research […]

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ACRL in Second Life – Tools for Libraries

September 16, 2008 David Free 1

The ACRL in Second Life group will meet again this Saturday, September 20, at 8 AM SLT (Pacific) in Second Life on ALA Island. Alexandria Knight/Esther Grassian will speak on tools available at the ICT Library on Info Island and Abbey Zenith/Rhonda Trueman will talk about the tools developed for […]

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Member of the Week: Karen Sobel

September 15, 2008 David Free 0

Karen Sobel is Reference and Instruction Librarian at Auraria Library in Denver. Auraria Library serves the University of Colorado at Denver, Metropolitan State College of Denver, and the Community College of Denver. Karen has been an ACRL member since 2007 and is your ACRL Member of the Week. 1. Describe […]

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Upcoming Webcast: Life-Work Balance

September 12, 2008 David Free 1

Register now for the upcoming new webcast from ACRL eLearning. Life-Work Balance 90 Minute Webcast October 7, 2008 – 11A Pacific | 12P Mountain | 1P Central | 2P Eastern Description Personal and professional commitments can collide at any career stage. What does a healthy life-work balance look? How should […]