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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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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