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Library News

Jobs in Information Technology: November 8, 2017

LITA Blog - Wed, 2017-11-08 17:41

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks.

New This Week

Sonoma County Library, DIGITAL LITERACY SPECIALIST – CENTRAL LIBRARY 40 HOURS PER WEEK – FULL TIME, Santa Rosa, CA

Sonoma County Library, LIBRARIAN I or II, CHILDREN’S SERVICES – CLOVERDALE 40 HOURS PER WEEK – FULL TIME, Santa Rosa, CA

Sonoma County Library, LIBRARIAN I or II, CHILDREN’S SERVICES – ROSELAND 20 HOURS PER WEEK – PART TIME, Santa Rosa, CA

Visit the LITA Job Site for more available jobs and for information on submitting a job posting.

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Gale Brings Authoritative Content to Google Searches with New Chrome Extension for Opposing Viewpoints In Context

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2017-11-08 13:43
(November 8, 2017). Gale, a Cengage company, has developed a Google Chrome extension for its Opposing Viewpoints In Contextdatabase. The extension makes it easier for users to find and access content from Opposing Viewpoints In Context through their library from a Google search, creating a simple and direct path to authoritative digital resources. Despite guidance from librarians and educators, today's users are accustomed to letting a Google search guide them to informational content. The Chrome extension meets users in their workflow, furthering Gale's commitment to become better aligned to digital research.
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Italy's LUISS – Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli Selects Ex Libris Alma Library Services Platform

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2017-11-08 10:42
(November 8, 2017). Ex Libris announced that LUISS – Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli is to build its new and enhanced library services on the Ex Libris Alma platform while continuing to work with the Ex Libris Summon discovery solution. The university will be taking advantage of Alma's powerful analytics, streamlined workflows, and unified management of print and electronic resources.
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Civica reveals record year of growth in ANZ and solidifies leadership position as the partner of choice and a catalyst for digital transformation in the public sector

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2017-11-08 10:42
(November 8, 2017). Civica, one of Australia's leading suppliers of critical software applications, digital solutions and managed services that help transform the way organisations work, revealed an estimated 40[1] percent revenue growth in Australia and New Zealand in the 2017 financial year. This figure reflects strong growth across all of Civica's business units – Local Government, Libraries & Education, Health, Community Protection and Business Process Outsourcing.
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OCLC partners with libraries on projects funded by IMLS

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2017-11-08 10:42
(November 7, 2017). OCLC is partnering with libraries, library schools and organizations on four projects that were recently awarded grants through the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. These projects will further IMLS goals to enhance the training and professional development of librarians, faculty and library leaders, and educate the next generation of librarians.
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Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery : a novel /

New At the Library - Wed, 2017-11-08 10:42

    ISBN: 9780062697844
    Author: Colgan, Jenny


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The Christmas room /

New At the Library - Wed, 2017-11-08 10:42

    ISBN: 9780399586316
    Author: Anderson, Catherine


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The broken road /

New At the Library - Wed, 2017-11-08 10:42

    ISBN: 9781501111648
    Author: Evans, Richard Paul


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Dual Enrollment Made More Accessible for Tennessee School Districts

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2017-11-07 13:42
(November 7, 2017). Wilson County Schools have teamed up with Tennessee Book Company LLC, an Ingram company, to enhance Tennessee's dual-enrollment program to reduce textbook costs, making it more feasible for high school students to take college courses.
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Virginia's Community Colleges choose Alma to provide greater access to electronic resources

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2017-11-07 10:42
(November 7, 2017). Ex Libris announced that the Virginia's Community Colleges has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and will integrate it with its statewide implementation of the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution. Alma will replace the Ex Libris Aleph® integrated library system. The libraries of the nearly two dozen community colleges that constitute the VCCS will have the time-saving benefit of centralized acquisitions and collaborative decision-making.
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EBSCO Information Services' OpenDissertations.org Project creates expanded discovery and access models around theses and dissertations

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2017-11-06 16:42
(November 6, 2017). EBSCO Information Services and BiblioLabs have announced the launch of a collaborative open access initiative dedicated to advancing library and industry innovation related to electronic theses and dissertations. OpenDissertations.org, is committed to facilitating open and free access to ETD metadata and content. In addition to the fully open website, EBSCO will include EDT metadata in EBSCO Discovery Service to facilitate access and improve content discovery.
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Spotlight Series: Rebecca McGuire

LITA Blog - Mon, 2017-11-06 10:02

Allow me to introduce Rebecca McGuire, Visiting Instructional Tech Specialist at Mortenson Center for International Library Programs.  A division of the University of Illinois Library, the Mortenson Center, provides leadership and technology guidance to libraries throughout the world.  Rebecca shares information about this unique role, her favorite tech blogs, and predictions about the future of libraries. A full transcript of the interview can be found here.

  1. What is your background?

“After getting a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Affairs, I spent a year teaching ESL students in a middle school. I loved teaching, but wanted to do it in a more informal environment, so I decided to get a Master’s in Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois. I also decided to pursue a certificate in Community Informatics, which really opened my eyes to how important access, understanding, and application of technology is to both personal and community development.”

  1. What were some of your early library jobs and how did they prepare you for your current position?

 Rebecca was able to explore and become comfortable with hardware and software, while troubleshooting for the University of Illinois iSchool Tech Help Desk and teaching classes at the Instructional Technology Design Office at the iSchool. “I learned that you don’t necessarily need to be a technology genius or have a Computer Science degree to work with technology in a library setting; you just need to be able to solve problems, find answers, think critically, communicate clearly, and collaborate with people with varying levels of expertise. Also, patience is so important!”

  1. Tell me about your responsibilities as Visiting Instructional Technology Specialist at Mortenson Center for International Library Programs.

 “The Mortenson Center for International Library programs is a small unit within the University of Illinois Library. We’re involved in a variety of projects around the world, and we primarily work with international partners to provide capacity building, professional development programs, and training for librarians from outside of the United States.   My main responsibility is working on a grant-funded project developing an interactive and adaptable Library Leadership Training toolkit for librarians around the world [Strengthening Innovative Library Leaders or SILL]. This foundational 2-day training focuses on Leadership Styles, Communication, Innovation, and Planning. It’s meant to be delivered to public or community library workers at any level. The goal is that this training curriculum is easy to administer, translatable, adaptable to local contexts, and freely available online, even in places with low-bandwidth and limited technology access.”

Rebecca’s Equipment

  1. What does a typical day look like?

 “When I’m working abroad, my days usually consist of trainings, where I help to facilitate the program and also video record the training. When I’m in my office at the University of Illinois, I work on editing videos and photos, creating and editing training materials, building the training toolkit website, and collaborating with training partners. I also coordinate other educational programs and events for the Mortenson Center and design promotional materials.”

  1. Tell me about libraries 10 years from now- what do they look like and what services do they offer?

 “Libraries will always be places where the community can access and learn how to utilize free resources, including print and online materials, computers, and additional technology they need. Now, libraries are becoming places to not only access, but also create content with maker spaces, video and audio studios, new technology, and educational workshops. I also appreciate the trend of libraries serving as community and student collaborative spaces, where all community members are able to work together on projects that are important to them. I also think libraries will continue to leave their physical buildings and grow to meet their community, throughout city busses, parks, community centers, and beyond.”

  1. What was the best advice you received while in school or early in your career?

“Someone gave me the advice to check out current job postings that interested me, then tailor my classes and volunteer experiences to match with the required skills for the jobs I wanted. This really helped me to narrow my focus and ensure that I was learning everything I needed to for a library career that I wanted.”

  1. How do you stay current on new technology?

“I get to help out in the Media Commons of the University of Illinois Undergraduate Library every week, which includes a video studio, audio booth, and multimedia workstations. They always have new emerging technology in the office that they’re testing, so I get to try new technology that can be applied to library settings, like VR. I also love using Lynda.com if I want to explore a program that’s new to me more in depth. In addition, I try to stay current on instructional technology trends by reading blogs and websites such as:

  1. Share technology that you can’t live or couldn’t do your job without.

“WordPress (for our training toolkit website), my Lumix GH4 and Lumix LX100 cameras and various audio recorders to capture trainings, and Canva.com to create polished promotional materials for the Mortenson Center. I also use the Adobe Creative Suite often, especially PremierePro, Lightroom and Illustrator. Also Facebook, because it’s a great way to communicate and stay in touch with librarians I’ve worked with around the world.”

 I’m excited to announce that the next interview will be with Ken Varnum, new editor of Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL). Ken will be a speaker at the 2017 LITA Forum in Denver, and has kindly agreed to meet with me to discuss his vision for the future of ITAL, his favorite library technologies, and his early career ambitions in U.S./Soviet relations.

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Taste of home Christmas.

New At the Library - Sat, 2017-11-04 08:40

    ISBN: 9781617656996
    Author:


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Knit mitts : your hand-y guide to knitting mittens and gloves /

New At the Library - Sat, 2017-11-04 08:40

    ISBN: 9781632504920
    Author: Atherley, Kate,


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The world of lore. Monstrous creatures /

New At the Library - Sat, 2017-11-04 08:40

    ISBN: 9781524797973
    Author: Mahnke, Aaron


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Be fierce : stop harassment and take your power back /

New At the Library - Sat, 2017-11-04 08:40

    ISBN: 9781478992172
    Author: Carlson, Gretchen, 1966-


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Inside Camp David: the private world of the presidential retreat /

New At the Library - Sat, 2017-11-04 08:40

    ISBN: 9780316509619
    Author: Giorgione, Michael


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