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  1. Rolling the Dice

    Who are we, and who are we becoming? By Joseph Janes As I write this, I’m preparing for my annual trip with a couple of dear friends to Las Vegas. This is more nice meal/Cirque du Soleil than bottle service/strip show; we’re the dignified types—though one ...

    ssinharoy - 06/24/2014 - 10:14 - American Libraries Magazine

  2. Don’t Let It Stay in Vegas

    By Laurie D. Borman June means the ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition, and this year we’re going to Las Vegas. The conference program is packed with speakers and programs, so flip to our preview to get the latest information on what’s happening. While y ...

    LBORMAN - 06/02/2014 - 12:38 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. Emerging Leaders Poised for Action

    By Laurie D. Borman What’s it like to be selected an Emerging Leader? Find out about this year’s class of 56 up-and-coming librarians in our cover story. Once again this year we’re featuring each Emerging Leader on trading cards, which will be available a ...

    LBORMAN - 05/05/2014 - 13:16 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. E-Gov: Make It Work @ your library (American Libraries/ORS Webcast)

    Originally aired December 10, 2010 How do you bridge the gap? * 53% of libraries report that staff do not have the necessary skills to meet patron e-government needs. * Public library staff report that helping citizens interact with government agencies an ...

    admin - 01/03/2012 - 12:24 - Online Learning

  5. Encyclopedia Evolution (Booklist Webcast on 11/16/2010)

    Encyclopedias are the cornerstones of a library’s reference collection, but traditional encyclopedia publishing has been transformed over the past several years. Join Reference Books Bulletin editor Mary Ellen Quinn for an up-close look at how encyclopedi ...

    admin - 01/03/2012 - 12:24 - Online Learning

  6. Power to the User—Interactive Online Reference Sources (Booklist Webcast from 06/01/2010)

    Translation tools, visual searches, mobile applications—these are just a few of the features that let the user interact with reference databases in new ways. In this webcast for librarians in all types of libraries, Sue Polanka, Head, Reference and Instru ...

    admin - 01/03/2012 - 12:24 - Online Learning

  7. Introduction to Guide to Reference (webcast)

    General Editor Denise Beaubien Bennett and ALA Publishing staff introduce you to Guide to Reference, with more than 16,000 fully annotated entries describing essential print and web reference sources. This recording of the webinar presented on March 3, 20 ...

    admin - 01/03/2012 - 12:24 - Online Learning

  8. Twenty-first-Century Reference Collections (Booklist Webcast from 01/12/2010)

    In this informative hourlong Booklist webcast, librarians, reference experts, and publishers discuss the evolution of reference collections, their role today, and what they might look like in the future. Sponsored by World Book, M. E. Sharpe, Encyclopedia ...

    admin - 01/03/2012 - 12:24 - Online Learning

  9. Rethinking Reference and Instruction with Tablets

    Rethinking Reference and Instruction with Tablets Rebecca K. Miller, Carolyn Meier, Heather Moorfield-Lang Tablet computer ownership on university campuses has tripled in the past year, according to a Pearson Foundation survey in March 2012. At the thresh ...

    HDAVIES - 01/14/2013 - 15:57 - Libraries Transform

  10. RUSA MARS Public Libraries Committee (Machine-Assisted Reference Section)

    RUSA MARS Public Libraries Committee (Machine-Assisted Reference Section) RUSA committee to create, collect, and disseminate information on all aspects of electronic reference services in public libraries, and to represent interests of librarians concerne ...

    HDAVIES - 10/10/2012 - 13:06 - Libraries Transform