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C&RL News – January 2012

January 17, 2012 David Free 0

The January 2012 issue of C&RL News is now freely available online. Data curation, management, and preservation are increasingly becoming part of the academic and research library’s contributions to their institutions. Susan Wells Parham, Jon Bodnar, and Sara Fuchs outline methods used at the Georgia Institute of Technology to assess […]

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Member of the Week: Ann Medaille

January 17, 2012 Mary Jane Petrowski 0

Ann Medaille is Reference and Instruction Librarian at the University of Nevada, Reno in Reno, Nevada. Ann has been an ACRL member since 2008 and is your ACRL member of the week. 1. Describe yourself in three words:  Resourceful, efficient, driven. 2. What are you reading right now? I’m reading Ready […]

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ACRL Committee Restructuring – Next Steps

January 13, 2012 Joyce L. Ogburn 0

The ACRL Board is grateful for all of the feedback received about the Proposed Committee Structure for ACRL. The Board did an in-depth review of the survey responses, as well as other communications in ALA Connect and by e-mail. The Board had an extensive conference call on January 10, 2012, […]

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Information Literacy Web Site Midwinter Discussion Forum

January 13, 2012 David Free 0

Your opinion counts! Please join your colleagues at the ACRL Information Literacy Web Site Discussion Forum at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Dallas to help restructure the Information Literacy Web Site! The IL site is intended to be a “one-stop shop” for librarians and others to learn about information literacy, […]

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White House Petition on School Libraries

January 11, 2012 Mary Ellen Davis 2

Please see the request below from the ALA Office for Library Advocacy to sign a petition to the Obama Administration to ensure that every child in America has access to an effective school library program. I hope that you will consider signing and sharing this information with your colleagues and […]

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PIPA, SOPA and OPEN Act Quick Reference Guide

January 11, 2012 Kara Malenfant 7

From the ALA Washington Office District Dispatch Blog: The last month or so has seen a flurry of anti-piracy, online infringing, copyright-related bills.  The latest newcomer is the Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade Act or OPEN Act (S. 2029).  Introduced on December 17, 2011 by Sen. Wyden (D-OR), […]

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Speaking Up Takes Courage

January 10, 2012 Steven J. Bell 3

Editor’s Note: This entry is part of an occasional series of posts from the ACRL Board of Directors.  In this post, Vice-President/ President-Elect Steven J. Bell discusses developing the courage to actively and effectively participate in meetings. At ALA Midwinter many ACRL members will spend conference time in committee meetings […]

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Member of the Week: Raymond Pun

January 9, 2012 Mary Jane Petrowski 0

Raymond Pun is Librarian at the New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building in New York City. Raymond has been an ACRL member since 2008 and is your ACRL member of the week. 1. Describe yourself in three words:  Visionary, hyperactive, humbled. 2. What are you reading right now (or […]