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New e-learning course on virtual reference – register by Feb. 14

January 30, 2008 David Free 1

Register by Thursday, February 14 for ACRL’s new e-learning course, Virtual Reference Competencies III: Maintain and Build Reference Skills and Knowledge.Without good communications skills a librarian will have a difficult time being a good reference librarian. However, without solid competence in reference skills and knowledge, a librarian is not a librarian. […]

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ACRL Podcast: Library 2.0 Initiatives in Academic Libraries

January 23, 2008 David Free 0

College & Research Libraries News Editor-In-Chief David Free discusses Library 2.0 with Dawn Lawson of New York University and Susan Sharpless Smith of Wake Forest University. Lawson and Sharpless Smith are contributors to the ACRL publication “Library 2.0 Initiatives in Academic Libraries.” The book is available from the ALA Online […]

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C&RL News – January 2008

January 3, 2008 David Free 0

The January 2008 issue of C&RL News is now available online and in the mail. As the weather gets colder (at least in places like Chicago!) and the NFL playoffs get started, many people are making last-minute adjustments to their fantasy football teams. While most likely not knowing that they […]

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New e-learning course: “Virtual Reference Competencies II”

December 21, 2007 David Free 0

Registration is now open for the new ACRL e-learning course, “Virtual Reference Competencies II: Practice and Expand Communications Skills and Knowledge.” The course will be offered January 28 – February 16, 2008. ABOUT THE COURSE Virtual reference service requires all of the same professional communications skills and knowledge as face-to-face […]

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C&RL News – December 2007

December 10, 2007 David Free 0

The December 2007 issue of C&RL News is now online and in the mail. Two articles this month focus on the challenges and opportunities of library renovations. Stephanie J. Graves details her experience providing instructional services outside the library as a “Homeless instruction librarian” during a renovation project at Southern […]

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Student Plagiarism Webcast Registration Deadline November 30!

November 30, 2007 David Free 0

Friday, November 30, is the deadline to register for the upcoming ACRL Webcast “The Role of the Librarian in Combating Student Plagiarism.” The Webcast will be presented on December 6, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific, 12:00 p.m. Mountain, 1:00 p.m. Central, and 2:00 p.m. Eastern. This 1.5-hour Webcast explores the […]

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John Waters Talks To ACRL

November 29, 2007 David Free 0

An interview with Baltimore filmmaker John Waters recorded at the 13th National ACRL Conference in Baltimore on Saturday March 31, 2007. Waters was interviewed by ACRL President Pamela Snelson, ACRL Conference Program Committee member, Carlos Melian, ACRL member and podcast introducer, David Free, and ACRL Content Strategist, Kathryn Deiss. Waters […]

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Watch 13th National Conference Highlights

November 29, 2007 David Free 0

The Baltimore Convention Center played host to about 3100 academic librarians who came March 29-April 1, 2007, to navigate new technologies and cruise the exhibits at the 13th National Conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. Speakers included filmmaker John Waters […]