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Show the Love: Library
Legislative Day on February 14
Don’t miss the annual Library
Legislative Day, cosponsored by WLA and the Wisconsin Educational Media
& Technology Association (WEMTA). Show your love for libraries by
attending the grassroots lobby day on February 14, 2012 at the Best
Western Inn on the Park in Madison.
But we all know that libraries can’t
live on love alone, and this day is also about articulating the real
needs libraries face in order to serve their constituencies. Issues in
focus will be the SB 375/AB 473 to extend the deadline on WiscNet
changes, public library district legislation and more.
now to allow the committee time to make your appointments in
advance. Bring staff, friends and trustees! - from WLA E-News, 24
No stranger to controversy, Jonathan Franzen steps into the ebook
Warsaw Community Public Library,
Warsaw, IN 46580.
Editors note: I used this to enlarge the 2012 SLP poster for
teens: Own the Night. It turned out very well. - Martha
Work Group to
Revise Statewide ILL Guidelines Announced
Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning and the Wisconsin Library
Association (WLA) Resource Sharing Roundtable are convening a statewide
working group to revise statewide interlibrary loan guidelines.
Feedback on the current guidelines was solicited through conference
presentations and surveys distributed throughout the state in 2011.
The guidelines, which were last revised in 2005,
will be reviewed by the working group. Suggested updates will be
shared and input will be gathered from the statewide library community.
The group will read and review the current Wisconsin and American
Library Association guidelines and the Interlibrary Loan Code for the
United States Explanatory Supplement. Additions, deletions, and
changes to the existing guidelines will be recommended and discussed.
New language will be drafted to bring the Wisconsin guidelines up to
date. The revised guidelines will be shared as online/electronic
documents. The working group does not anticipate distributing a
formal, printed version of the guidelines.
The group will meet four times beginning Friday,
February 3, 2012, and will complete the draft revisions by April 30.
It will be presented at the 2012 Wisconsin Association of Public
Libraries (WAPL) conference by team members in May.
For more information on this project, please
contact Martha Berninger, Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning
Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 608-224-6161 or Christine Barth, Interlibrary Loan Coordinator, at email@example.com
or 608-224-6171. - Channel Weekly, Vol. 14, No. 17
-- January 26, 2012
Great Backyard Bird Count
February 17-20, 2012
A joint project of The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Audobon and Bird Studies of Canada
The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages
bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time
snapshot of where the birds are across the continent. Anyone can
participate, from beginning bird watchers to experts. It takes as little
as 15 minutes on one day, or you can count for as long as you like each
day of the event. It’s free, fun, and easy—and it helps the birds.
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Timeline for Facebook's Timeline
Tech Bits, 25
It's official. Facebook will be rolling out the Timeline feature to
all users in the next few weeks.
What about Timeline for your library's Facebook page?
"Not yet," says Facebook.
Need more info about Timeline? Check out Pat's
previous TechBits post about Timeline.
American Libraries Direct -
January 18, 2012
Google said January 24 it will require users to allow the company to
follow their activities across email, search, YouTube, and other services,
a radical shift in strategy that is expected to invite greater scrutiny of
its privacy and competitive practices. Consumers will have no choice but
to accept the changes. The policy will take effect March 1 and will also
impact Android mobile phone users....
Washington Post, Jan. 24
things you didn’t know about Twitter (maybe)
Paul Boutin writes: “Twitter has been augmented with a virtual appliance
store of simple, utilitarian features, widgets, and services that let
users find interesting posts, create photo albums, or search Twitter more
efficiently. Yet unlike, say, Facebook or Microsoft Office, Twitter’s
power tools are easy to find and easy to figure out. With the time
you’ll save with these tricks, you’ll be able to grab something a lot
longer than 140 characters to read.”...New York Times: Personal
Tech, Jan. 18
and e-reader ownership nearly doubles
Larra Clark writes: “The Pew Research Center’s Internet and American
Life Project announced
that tablet and ebook reader ownership nearly doubled over the holidays.
Overall, 29% of US adults now own at least one of these devices. This is
the first report in a series funded in part by the Bill & Melinda
Gates Foundation, with an advisory group of library representatives—on
which I serve on behalf of ALA.”...District Dispatch, Jan. 23; Pew
Internet and American Life Project, Jan. 23
Will Manley writes: “In 1945 the big toy for Christmas was the Slinky.
In 2011 it was the e-reader, and now librarians everywhere are paying the
price. ‘I got this thing for Christmas and my daughter said that it
would change my life because I can make the print bigger. But she didn’t
show me how it works and now she’s gone back to Milwaukee. She suggested
I come to the library.’”...
Will Unwound, Jan. 24
Two fun articles about librarians and
Toronto library fashionistas
Life Sciences - FREE Teaching and Learning Resources
With dozens of federal agencies contributing more than 1500 teaching and learning resources, FREE (Federal Resources for Educational Excellence) is
one of the most popular Department of Education websites. Visitors interested in topics ranging from "Animals/Zoology" to the
"Human Body" to "Medicine" will find that there is something for every level of
learner and educator, and the general public will also find the offerings here quite
compelling. The "Animals/Zoology" link offers visitors 35
resources to peruse, including one about the importance of biodiversity, called
"Biodiversity Counts," that is aimed at middle school learners.
This resource includes exercises that get kids into their backyards to gather
plants and arthropods, and with the help of lesson plans, essays, and
interactives, it will encourage them to analyze and apply their
observations from the field. Visitors teaching students about medicine will find
the National Science Digital Library to be a great source for multimedia STEM
resources like video clips and lessons offered in a variety of languages, including Spanish and French. [KMG] - The Scout Report
-- January 27, 2012
Audubon Magazine - Multimedia -
In 1905 the National Audubon Society was named for ornithologist and naturalist John J. Audubon. Its mission is "to conserve and restore
natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the
benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity." The
"Audubon" magazine, published by the National Audubon Society, has an online
presence with a fantastic Multimedia section that visitors will surely enjoy. There
are videos, slideshows, audios, podcasts, and book reviews. Check out the audio entitled "Biosphere Birds" about Mexico's native birds at
the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve. There is a photo gallery of several birds, as
well as of the lush landscape of the Reserve. The "White-Eared
Hummingbird" will surprise visitors as it looks nothing like the sleek metallic-tinged
hummingbirds most commonly seen in the United States, and visitors will
feel like spring has arrived when listening to the sweet, high-pitched song of
the "Brown-Backed Solitaire." [KMG] - The
Scout Report -- January 27, 2012
If you're looking to create a compelling story using media from different sections of the Web, Storify is worth a look. After signing up for a free
Storify profile, visitors can "curate" the elements of their
story by dragging and dropping status updates, photos, or videos to make their own
interactive tale. A delightful feature of Storify is that it gives users
the ability to also write headlines, introductions, and styled text to supplement their narratives. This version is compatible with all operating
systems. [KMG] - The Scout Report -- January 27, 2012
Just for fun! -
The Joy of Books
by TYPE Bookstore in Toronto
Infographics - http://www.good.is/infographics
Arresting infographics cover topics like America's evolving taste for
booze, the state of Muslim America, the world of megachurches, and more. -
Neat New Stuff I Found This Week, http://marylaine.com/neatnew.html, Copyright, Marylaine Block, 1999-2009.
Techmeme - http://www.techmeme.com/
A computer algorithm sorts through hundreds of tech news sites and blogs
throughout the day to identify up-to-the-minute news, which is then
arranged here on one page. It also has a Who's Hiring in Tech feature. - Neat New Stuff I Found This Week, http://marylaine.com/neatnew.html, Copyright, Marylaine Block, 1999-2009.
What To Do If Your Identity Is Stolen -
It seems like hardly a day goes by when we don't hear of yet another
business whose customer information files have been breached, so it's a
good idea to know how to proceed if your data has been stolen. - Neat New Stuff I Found This Week, http://marylaine.com/neatnew.html, Copyright, Marylaine Block, 1999-2009.
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