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From the American Library Association ALA Learning Round Table Blog a report on the Learning Round Table's Training Showcase held on Monday, June 28th 2010 in Washington DC.
New Book Encourages Librarians to Create Great Gaming Experiences for Patrons of All Ages
Date/Time: Thursday, June 17, 2010, 11:00 AM Pacific (Noon Mountain / 1pm Central / 2pm Eastern)
Register here for the program.
Mashup Mom Rachel Singer Gordon Shares Her Secrets on How to Save and Make Money Online by Harnessing the Power of the Internet
June 8, 2010 Medford, NJ—Information Today, Inc. (ITI) announced the publication of Point, Click, and Save: Mashup Mom’s Guide to Saving and Making Money Online by former librarian and now work-at-home mom Rachel Singer Gordon.
Book Sale Manager is proud to announce their campaign to create awareness about library book sales in the U.S. has been selected to compete in the Pepsi Refresh Everything contest. Refresh everything is a campaign Pepsi started to help fund philanthropic causes. Each month, over 1000 different ideas are picked from thousands of applications to compete for votes. The cause with the highest votes is awarded a donation.
Building & Running a Successful Research Business: The Second Edition of Mary Ellen Bates’s Bible of the Independent Information Business Offers Entrepreneurial Researchers Tools and Techniques for Succeeding in the Web 2.0 Era
April 29, 2010, Cleveland, OH—At the 24th Annual Conference of the Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP), Information Today, Inc. (ITI) announced the publication of the second edition of Building & Running a Successful Research Business: A Guide for the Independent Information Professional, by author and independent information professional Mary Ellen Bates.
April 26, 2010, Medford, New Jersey—Information Today, Inc. (ITI) has announced the publication of The Accidental Health Sciences Librarian by Lisa A. Ennis and Nicole Mitchell.
As part of the Division of Libraries’ work with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, all of Delaware’s public libraries participated last year in a survey which measured the impact of access to public computing services in public libraries. From March to June 2009 400 public libraries across the United States participated in a web survey hosted on library homepages and related websites- in Delaware, more than 400 respondents answered questions about how they used free public computing services for civic engagement, economic opportunity, access to health information, and social inclusion.
Brooklyn Public Library is having its first regional health unconference: HealthCampNYC: Using Collective Knowledge to Improve Health Literacy and Community Health.
HealthCampNYC is a regional health unconference for librarians, literacy professionals, public health professionals, medical professionals, community-based organizations and people interested in sharing with and learning from each other.
OpenSciNY (http://opensciny.com/) is a free, one-day conference to be held on May 14, 2010, at NYU's Bobst Library in New York City, NY. It is geared toward academic faculty, students, and librarians interested in the impact of publicly-accessible scientific tools & resources, open access publishing in the sciences, and open data/notebook efforts. The hash tag for the conference is #opensciny