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  1. Using Third-Party MOOCs on Campus

    This webinar will cover new research on the opportunities and challenges associated with using third-party MOOCs in campus-based courses. In collaboration with the University System of Maryland, Ithaka S+R worked with faculty members at six campuses to tr ...

    CMCCONNELL - 10/14/2014 - 11:04 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  2. Cataloging as a Public Service?

    The essence of public service is discoverability, the ability for patrons to discover an item. Catalogers and technical services staff are the ones who make this happen. There are many questions associated with these two statements. Does your organization ...

    CMCCONNELL - 02/14/2014 - 10:50 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  3. Public Services for Technical Services Librarians

    Many technical services positions also include public services responsibilities. You may have known this when accepting the position or these responsibilities may have been added because of restructuring or downsizing. There are a variety of public servic ...

    CMCCONNELL - 02/14/2014 - 11:22 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  4. Libraries Stream toward Roku Lending

    By Beverly Goldberg It’s been two years since the Ephrata (Pa.) Public Library began lending Roku devices—digital video players that people plug into their televisions so they can view on a larger screen digitized programming that is archived online, such ...

    bgoldberg - 06/16/2014 - 16:32 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. Open Access Everything

    Libraries are making scholarship accessible to all By Meredith Farkas With the growing cost of higher education, declining library budgets, and the crisis in scholarly publishing, it can sometimes be difficult to feel optimistic. Looking at the creative e ...

    bgoldberg - 12/23/2013 - 20:00 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Virtual Reference Resources

    Planning Skills Information Literacy Technologies Staffing/Partners Marketing Assessment Professional Development Planning Why should you provide virtual reference? Breitbach, William, Matthew Mallard, and Robert Sage. “Using Meebo's Embedded IM for ...

    UMKAPPASIG - 10/30/2014 - 14:59 - Reference & User Services Association (RUSA)

  7. The Second Phase of Technological Disruption

    bgoldberg's blog E-Content By James LaRue I’ve been thinking about a book called Why Nations Fail, by Daron Acemoğlu and James Robinson. To (over)summarize, the coauthors say that nations fail because they resist, and try to stifle, the disruption th ...

    bgoldberg - 07/03/2014 - 13:16 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. Smashwords and OverDrive

    bgoldberg's blog E-Content By James LaRue Librarians need to take sharp notice of the sudden and disruptive trebling of intellectual content: mainstream (which we’ve always focused on), small and independent publishing (which has ramped up its annual ...

    bgoldberg - 06/11/2014 - 09:49 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. Digital Literacy

    Resources for You and Your Patrons Here is a sampling of some of the amazing resources available online to help you assist your patrons with digital literacy. Find training resources, service models to implement at your library, and more. Benchmarks The E ...

    SHOFMANN - 08/19/2014 - 11:15 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  10. Financial Literacy

    Resources for You and Your Patrons Consumer.Gov http://www.consumer.gov Purposefully written in very simple language, this website developed by the FTC offers the basics of understanding money, credit, banking, scams, and more. Money As You Grow http://ww ...

    admin - 09/11/2014 - 10:01 - Public Library Association (PLA)

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