Thursday, May 31, 2007

Grant for summer '08 research, as seen in May 30th edition of eSchool News:
Awards of $6,000 for summer research Grant Title: NEH Summer Stipend Organization: National Endowment for the Humanities Eligibility: Educators Value: 80 awards of up to $6,000 each Deadline: October 2, 2007
Summer stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the public's understanding of the humanities. Recipients usually produce scholarly articles, monographs on specialized subjects, books on broad topics, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly tools. Summer stipends support full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two months. Applicants may be faculty or staff members of colleges, universities, or primary or secondary schools, or they may be independent scholars or writers. This program is intended for the period of summer 2008.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Lockers may be installed for Lincoln Library homeless:

If you are interested in keeping up with current news about libraries, librarians, library education, try searching Google News for those terms.
New Gilbert library due to be first in nation to drop Dewey Decimal: .
Quote from adult service coordinator: "Nowadays, people are used to going to a bookstore to browse, so we're trying to create the same atmosphere.... I know Dewey fans are out there. But we haven't changed a lot in so long, and I think we're in a fight for our own survival."

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Another blog comment about a library futurist speaker, Joan Frye Williams, at the Mid-Atlantic Library Futures Conference, this time from "2 Cents Worth":
One of the great suggestions: make an entry for your library in Wikipedia. Users often don't start at the library itself, so put out sign posts where they are looking.
Videos about librarians talking about where they think the profession is going, created by The Speculist: . Videos were shot at the Mid-Atlantic Library Futures Conference .
Screencasts - tutorials and movies made while navigating your computer screen, and includes a narration component. Links to sites and software for screencasting:


Screencast Central

Screencast entry at Wikipedia

Replay Screencast (software)

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The Four Habits of Highly Effective Librarians - by Todd Gilman, as seen in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Thanks to Dorothy Knee, McGoogan Library, for sending this link.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

None of us hope to experience a disaster such as flood or fire in our library, yet we should be planning for such an event. Here is a story about how the Zimmerman Library at the University of New Mexico handled the aftermath of the fire that struck a year ago: