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Florida Snapshot Day is January 25th

To get a grand picture of what good things libraries do every day, the Florida Library Association is asking all Florida libraries to collect usage statistics and take photos of what they do on January 25, 2011 (or another day of that week). Many public libraries will be participating (see the list) as well as [...]

by Catherine Lavallee-Welch [ Full Article ] January 14th, 2011 | Comments Off

ACRL announces award winners

The ACRL announced the recipients of the 2011 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award: The Luria Library at Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, Ca.; the Grinnell College Libraries, Grinnell, Iowa; and the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C. The Z. Smith Reynolds Library was noted for its strong institutional focus and [...]

by Catherine Lavallee-Welch [ Full Article ] January 13th, 2011 | Comments Off

Future Ready 365

SLA just launched a new blog called Future Ready 365. It will contain daily blog posts throughout 2011 to show how SLA members are “an adaptable, resilient, future ready force of information professionals.” The blog is part of SLA president Cindy Romaine’s Future Ready initiative. The posts already published are thought-provoking while having the distinct [...]

by Catherine Lavallee-Welch [ Full Article ] January 7th, 2011 | Comments Off

ALA MidWinter white paper

Admission: I am an ALA member but have never attended the Annual Conference nor the Midwinter meetings. The ALA offices have submitted a white paper on the future on the Midwinter Meeting. It’s interesting to see how this meeting has greatly developed over the years, reaching up to 13,000 in attendance in recent years. That’s [...]

by Catherine Lavallee-Welch [ Full Article ] January 5th, 2011 | Comments Off

brainstorming my BayNet 2012 talk with jerry dear (san francisco public library) and nicole greenland (cushing library, holy names university)student mural in study room in cushing library at holy names universityJanuary events: email blastbiblioteca hospitalaria portátilCrossingsHide and SeekGround FloorCounting FloorsHatcher Graduate LibraryLibrary