Call for Papers for Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve

The Routledge/Taylor & Francis peer-reviewed Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve (JILDDER) has merged with Resource Sharing & Information Networks and is now accepting articles for  Winter and Spring publication.  Of particular interest to JILDDER are articles regarding resource sharing, unmediated borrowing, electronic reserve, cooperative collection development, shared virtual library services, digitization projects and other multi-library collaborative efforts including the following topics:

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Reference & Research Never Take Vacations: Xtreme Reference Has You Covered!

We all know that people stay up at night thinking of questions to ask us — or so it seems some days.Reference inquiries and research questions are always in the queue, and the “who?” “what?” “where?” “when?” and “how?” of handling reference and research is a core consideration of our libraries and information services.  But who can keep up with all the latest approaches and technology? Yikes!

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The Worth of a Book: A Look at Rare-Book Selection and Appraisal

The Worth of a Book: A Look at Rare-Book Selection and Appraisal
A Summer with NEA Program
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Goldfarb Library
Brandeis University
415 South Street, Waltham, Massachusetts

$10 for NEA members; $15 for non-members
Refreshments provided

“How much is that book worth?” Special Collections Librarians are frequently asked this question. Rare books have many types of value: scholarly, curricular, historical, insurance, artifactual, resale. What criteria do appraisers use to measure the value of an individual book? How can Special Collections Librarians select rare books to create curricular context in an academic library? What strategies are useful in building an institution’s rare-book collection on a shoestring? Whether you have been in the rare-book field for years or are just starting out, join us for illuminating presentations and interesting discussion.

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Consider Presenting & Save the Date: October Conference for New England Academic Librarians

Tools to Support Teaching and Outreach: A Mix of the New and the
Tried-and-True
Friday, October 15, 2010
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

The fourteenth annual October Conference for New England academic librarians, sponsored by the Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries.

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~biomed/services.htmld/OctCon2010/

We seek presenters for the Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries’ annual October Conference for New England academic librarians!

This year’s conference will showcase practical applications of new tools – and innovative uses of tried-and-true tools – that support learning, outreach or reference. The day-long event is scheduled for Friday, October 15, 2010 at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire (an easy two-hour drive from Boston, Springfield, and many other New England locations).

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Instruction Update follow-up

The Instruction Update sponsored by the College & Special Libraries Section was June 4th at Castleton State College.  For those in attendance or anyone who missed it, these presenters have made their slides available.

Charlotte Gerstein, Castleton State College
I Click with Clickers

Meredith Farkas, Norwich University
Outreach to Distance Learners at Norwich University

Heidi Steiner, Norwich University
Outreach to Distance Learners at Norwich University

You can learn more about Norwich’s customized portals for their online programs by visiting their website for online students.

Larraby Fellows, Community College of Vermont
Transitioning to an Online Model for Library Instruction
Also, visit the Hartness Library online, or visit their Youtube Channel

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Science Boot Camp for Librarians at UMASS Lowell

From ACRL NEC News:

Attention Science and Medical Librarians,

Consider attending Science Boot Camp 2010! Explore key e-Science concepts and internet-based research tools in Genetics, Climate Change, and Remote Sensing, and prepare to engage faculty about e-Science in their disciplines. Whether you’re new to science or want to keep abreast of latest scientific research tools, Science Boot Camp provides unique opportunities for librarians to learn about current research and emerging roles in data curation while networking with colleagues in a fun and relaxed campus setting.

When: June 9-11 (optional one day and commuter registration allowed)
Where: University of Massachusetts Lowell

For further information: http://guides.library.umass.edu/BootCamp2010

Please register by May 18th.

C&SL event: Instruction Update

Announcing an event sponsored by VLA’s College & Special Libraries Section:

Instruction Update

(printable announcement)

Friday, June 4th, 10:00-3:00
(Coffee, etc., 9:30-10:00)
Castleton State College, Castleton, Vermont

  • An opportunity to gather with fellow Vermont instruction librarians and share our experiences with new tools, developments and trends
  • Featuring brief presentations on developments in instruction at various academic libraries, and time for discussion and questions
  • An opportunity to reflect on the academic year behind us, and consider some new ideas for the future

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NAHSL Conference: “Libraries in Balance” to be held October 24-26 in Newport RI

SAVE THE DATE!

The North Atlantic Health Sciences Libraries (NAHSL) is holding its 52nd annual conference at the Newport (RI) Marriott October 24th-26th, 2010. This year’s theme is Libraries in Balance: Preserving Our Roots, Growing Our Future. The list of speakers include Lee Rainie of the Pew Research Internet and American Life Project and Dr. John Halamka, Chief Information Officer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Harvard Medical School, and the 2010 Joseph Leiter Lecturer http://connections.mlanet.org/. This 2 ½ day conference will include breakout sessions, state meetings, exhibitors and CE classes in addition to the 4 plenary speakers. For more information view the conference website at www.nahsl.org/2010/. The website is under construction so “pardon our dust” and visit us often.

Thank you,
The NAHSL 2010 Conference Planning Committee