Tools to Support Teaching and Outreach: A Mix of the New and the Tried-and-True

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.

Date: Friday, October 15, 2010
Location: Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Registration fee: $80 (includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch)

Please register early to avoid disappointment; attendance is capped at 120.

To register or for more information, please visit the conference web site at <>.

If you have a question about registration, please call Erin Branch at (603) 650-1661 or email her at .

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ALCTS Webinar: Introduction to RDA

Description: This introductory webinar on the proposed cataloging rules, Resource Description and Access (RDA), will highlight the critical differences between the current cataloging rules, AACR2, and RDA. It is designed as a primer for both front line catalogers and library administrators in all types of libraries who need to learn how bibliographic and authority records will change when RDA is implemented. The session would be an excellent introduction to record changes for both original catalogers and copy catalogers.

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Save the date! Videoconferencing in libraries

Within Reach: A Live Free Videoconference Connecting All Parts of Vermont to Each Other and the World.

September 21, 2010
1:45 – 3:45 pm
At all VIT sites

We invite library directors, library staff, library trustees, and library Friends to come to this informative and live, interactive presentation. The more the merrier!

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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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