Monthly Archives: January 2014

Call for Papers : World Library and Information Congress: 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly Lyon, France, from 16-22 August 2014 Congress theme: “Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge”

Please share with colleagues.  Any questions, please contact Fred Gitner, Queens Library, as indicated below.  Thanks.   Please excuse any duplication.     Call for Papers Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section Theme: Libraries as Modern Towers of Babel: Fostering … Continue reading

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10 Ways LinkedIn’s New ‘Contacts’ Can Help Job Hunters –

Ellyssa Kroski: January 24, 2014 LinkedIn used to be just another place to post your resume, but over the past couple of years it has evolved to be so much more. Most recently, LinkedIn rolled out enhanced functionality to its … Continue reading

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The User Is (Still) Not Broken There are disruptions everywhere—formats, distribution, and technology—but the one constant that gets forgotten is people By Bryan Kenney | Jan 27, 2014

Back in 2006, Karen Schneider, now university librarian at Oakland, Calif.’s Holy Names University, published “The User Is Not Broken: A Meme Masquerading as a Manifesto” on her blog, the Free Range Librarian. The post, as radical as it was … Continue reading

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6 Terms that Instantly Reveal You as a Librarian Ellyssa Kroski — January 29, 2014

Few professions are as steeped in tradition and esoteric knowledge as librarianship. We have our own dialect packed with specialized jargon that only others in our vocation would understand. To decipher all of this we even have our own dictionary! … Continue reading

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Wiki Edit-a-thon@Eyebeam Saturday February 1st, noon-6pm

    Join the “Art + Feminism” Wikipedia Edit-a-thon @ Eyebeam, aimed at collaboratively expanding Wikipedia articles covering Art and Feminism, and the biographies of women artists organized by Eyebeam Fellows, members of ARLIS, faculty of CUNY College of Staten … Continue reading

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Kristin Heitman on Health Efforts in 16th-Century London–History of Medicine Lecture at NYAM–Thursday, February 20th @ 6:00 pm

  Dr. Kristin Heitman’s lecture at the New York Academy of Medicine, “Counting the Dead in Reformation London: 16th-Century Community Health Efforts,” originally schedule for Tuesday, January 21, but postponed due to snow, is now rescheduled for Thursday, February 20—lecture … Continue reading

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Programs>Brochure>Education Abroad

Libraries and Cultural Heritage Institutions of St. Petersburg, Russia THE PROGRAM Russia is the largest country in the world and a major player on the world stage politically, economically, and culturally. It is vital that American librarians and other information … Continue reading

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