EFF Launches ‘Teaching Copyright’ to Correct Entertainment Industry Misinformation

New Curriculum Gives Students the Facts About Their Digital Rights and Responsibilities

San Francisco – As the entertainment industry promotes its new anti-copying educational program to the nation’s teachers, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today launched its own “Teaching Copyright” curriculum and website to help educators give students the real story about their digital rights and responsibilities on the Internet and beyond.

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Digital Video Production Workshop

Adults (ages 16 and up)

Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22, 10:00am-4:00pm

Spend a weekend with media professional Adam Walker who will immerse you in the digital video world and help you to promote your ideas with a video message. Learn about camera controls, different motion techniques, creative angles, tripods, lighting, and iMovie video editing software while creating a 1 minute public service announcement. Then, learn how to post your production onto the YouTube website to share with the world. At the end of the workshop, family and friends will be invited to see the finished products! Bring your own video camera or use one of ours. All other supplies included. Please come to class prepared with at least two ideas for your public service announcement and bring your own bag lunch. Check out www.dogooder.tv for inspiration.

$160 for non-members
$126 for members

Submit Your Drexel Application by April 14th & Win an iPod Touch!

In honor of National Library Week (April 12-18, 2009), Drexel University Online will be giving away four iPod Touches to four lucky people who submit a complete application package* for one of Drexel’s iSchool programs anytime between February 1, 2009 and April 14, 2009. If you are interested in participating, please visit www.drexel.com/libraryweek for full details and eligibility. (Winners will be announced during the Library Week Webinar on April 15th)

Other Benefits for Partner Students
As a member of one of Drexel University’s partner organizations you have the opportunity to take advantage of a number of other educational benefits through Drexel including:

20% tuition reduction
Top-ranking programs from one of “America’s Best Colleges 2009”
Convenient online format – access classes anytime, anywhere!
No commute or career interruption
No application fee! Apply online today – www.drexel.com/libraryweek

Spring application deadlines are quickly approaching on March 2, 2009.   Start yours today at www.drexel.com/libraryweek!

Contact your Vermont Library Association/Drexel Online partnership representative Suzanne Solow at (215) 895-0362 or via e-mail at smh76@drexel.edu.

*A full application package consists of a completed application form and ALL supplemental materials required for the student’s program of interest (ie. transcripts, essay, resume, etc.)

Register Now for Fall ’08 Simmons Continuing Education Workshops

The Simmons GSLIS Continuing Education program offers half-day, full-day, and month-long workshops each season at our Boston and Mount Holyoke campuses, online, and elsewhere throughout New England. Our workshops and courses are scheduled on weekends or online for the convenience of practicing librarians and other professionals.

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NEDCC’s Preservation Workshop Series Fall 2008 – SEATS STILL AVAILABLE


The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) is pleased to present

* Intermediate Book Repair — Tuesday, September 23
* Writing Successful Grant Proposals — Wednesday, September 24
* Preserving Oversize Paper Artifacts — Thursday, September 25
* Caring for Textiles — Wednesday, October 1
* Disaster Planning with dPlan Lite — Thursday, October 2,
(at Merrimack College)
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Register Now for NEDCC’s Preservation Workshops – Spring 2008

The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) is pleased to present its Spring 2008 series of one-day preservation workshops:

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


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Vermont’s 23 Things, A winter learning opportunity

From Mara Siegel to VLA Listserv

Have you ever been curious about blogs, wikis, flickr, RSS, MySpace, and YouTube, but haven’t gone beyond looking up their definitions? Here’s a chance to explore those tools (and more!)

Vermont’s 23 Things is a self-directed online learning program that will introduce you to many Web 2.0 tools. It will encourage you to play with them and see how they can be useful in your library (or personally).

To see more, click on Vermont’s 23 Things or cut and paste vermontlibrarieslearn.wordpress.com into your browser window. Then dive right in!

Please distribute this e-mail among your co-workers. If you have any questions about Vermont’s 23 Things, please contact Mara Siegel. e-mail: mara.siegel@mail.dol.state.vt.us phone: 828-3261

I thought this should go up here in case some of you are not subscribed to the VLA listserv. It’s a really good opportunity to get a crash course in social sofware in a fun, self-paced environment if you’ve been waiting for a reason to try these tools out. It only just started at the end of January. I’m having a lot of fun with it, just as a personal endorsement.

Helen Linda