Tuesday, June 28, 2011

LOUIS Listserves



June 23, 2011 Board of Regents meeting with discussion of LOUIS


LOUIS was a topic at the June 23, 2011 Board of Regents meeting.   The question that prompted so much discussion was asked by the new Student Government member, that was sworn in that day….John Mineo from UNO! Talk about student involvement in the issue. I think LOUIS will have a voice on the board and I applaud UNO’s efforts in the LOUIS campaign. He is well versed on the issue.

To see just this discussion, Karen Niemla, ULM, has cut the part that includes LOUIS and put it on the SaveLOUIS.org site as a youtube video. I’ve included the direct video link here:

Friday, June 24, 2011

ALA Volunteers at the Dillard University Library June 24, 2011 Part 1



               


                                                                       


Louisiana Senate Adopts HCR 129!




The move to the Senate happened so fast that we missed it! Yesterday the Senate adopted HCR 129 with no nays-- it literally didn't even take a minute! Here's the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vu8_l-r08s

Thanks to everyone to your support! I've changed the contact form so that it now only sends THANK-YOUs to legislators and the BoR.
http://savelouis.org/contact
Give it a try, or use the attached email list. Include your address, if possible.

Here also is a celebratory video I made to personally express my appreciation to everyone:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5Ei6KMcVhQ
It's the latest craze.

What happens next? I'm not sure, but this is great news! We'll keep you posted.

Thanks a lot and have a great weekend,
Karen Niemla

LOUIS Update July 23, 2011


 
Group, I wanted to give as accurate an update as I can at this time. There are still some uncertainties, but for now, this is what is going on.

As you are all aware there was a huge grassroots effort to get the word out about LOUIS. Many, many people in the academic library community stepped up and went well beyond expectations to make sure that the details of LOUIS were well known. It is my belief that these efforts paid off in our best interest.

You may know that HCR 129 was the result of this push. Representation Jackson (no party, BR) was contacted by Mike Matthews, Northwestern, and a meeting was set up at LLA Legislative Day. The result of the meeting was HCR 129. It had very strong wording, specifically “directing” the Regents to restore funding at the 09-10 level ($2.2M gap) and interestingly, it kept passing in House meetings. This resulted in the Regents requesting a meeting between LOUIS and Rep Jackson. At that meeting a compromise to the wording was constructed. HCR 129 was amended and has passes the House and Senate unanimously.  While the compromise no longer included funding (for various reasons), I believe it sets the consortium up to thrive in the future.  Rep Jackson's resolution, while amended, was successful. The end result are solutions for 3 goals that we had going into 10-11.

Goal 1. Funding for 11-12.  Recall that each LOUIS member indicated they would pay the entire fee even if additional funding sources were not found. The good news is the fee you saw in November will be reduced because we now have a $500k commitment from the Regents and it looks very promising that there will be another $500k as a line item in HB1 (Sen. Michot/Long and a result of the PR campaign, pressure from Regents and members). The exact amount of each member’s fees will be determined once HB1 is signed.  Over the last couple months, the Regents have used this as an opportunity to discuss LOUIS with the System Offices and will continue discussions with them. HCR 129 is a partnership between Regents, Systems and Members and the Regents are uniquely positioned to keep LOUIS on everyone’s radar. The results of many discussions are that for 11-12, the libraries will pay the membership fee and the System Offices are aware of the fees. I plan to send out the membership fees as soon as the dust settles and we know all sources of funds.  The one unfortunate piece of this is funding is strictly for publicly funded academic libraries, only.

Goal 2. Put LOUIS on everyone's radar. Unbelievable and amazing success! Every elected official, the Regents, System Offices, campus administration, faculty, students and the general public know "LOUIS". This will help LOUIS in the long term and I believe we should continue to demonstrate the collaboration, savings and synergy of LOUIS. After all, LOUIS has been doing More with Less since 1992! And has demonstrated success! I want to give a “shout-out” to Karen Niemla, ULM, who created SaveLOUIS.org. This site had/has a significant impact on getting  LOUIS information to about 150 elected/appointed officials each time an email was sent. From here on out I expect the HCR 129 to be the driving force to keeping LOUIS prominent in higher education.

Goal 3. Help insure LOUIS has sustainable funding into the future. This is paramount. HCR 129 directed Regent to come up with $2.2M for LOUIS in 11-12 but it would have been  for 1 year which wouldn’t contribute to the goal. Top that off with being an adversary of the Regents instead of having a partner which wouldn’t contribute to the goal either. We don’t want to win the battle and lose the war. The resolution forces all parties to work towards ensuring academic libraries are funded in the future …which is the goal. LOUIS has the Regents as a Partner (again) and they believe in and understand LOUIS is a crucial component of higher education. They have the ear of the System Offices, campuses and the legislature. I think we are in a good position to work with all partners to make sure LOUIS is funded in a way that doesn't compromise services in the future. This coming year the LALINC Executive Committee will be the driving force behind the effort to define services and resources with the LLN Commission will re-engaged to help fund the recommendations. It will be a test to see the level of commitment from the Regents, Systems and even the state.

To see the history of HCR 129 please check here: http://www.legis.state.la.us/
You will need to select SEARCH on the top right, then HCR  from the pull down menu and enter 129 and click  VIEW.

This happened because of each of you. Thank you for the dedication to getting the word out and being available to speak, attend meetings, write your legislators and notify your faculty and staff. I'm so impressed with each of you and look forward to the coming year.


Sara  Zimmerman, MLIS
Executive Director
LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network
Frey Computing Services, LSU
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
225.578.3705

Thursday, June 23, 2011

BLACK CAUCUS MEMBERS of the AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

http://www.bcala.org/

Check out these events taking place in New Orleans during ALA JUNE 2011
June – September, 2011
Race: Are We So Different, Exhibit, Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave.
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm,  Admission $6.00
Friday, June 24, at noon, Contrabands, Soldiers & Sailors of African Descent in the Civil War, a lecture, African American Resource Center, New Orleans Public Library, 219 Loyola Ave. (504) 596-2597. FREE

Friday, June 24 at 6 pm,  Hue Orleans: A Scott’ Eye View, Opening art reception for artist Ayo Scott,  McKenna Museum of African American Art, 2003 Carondelet St. FREE

Saturday, June 25, The Music of New Orleans and Haiti: Caribbean Vibes/ New Orleans Jazz
6 pm – 8 pm,   I Club, J W Marriott, 614 Canal St.  (enter on Common St.) $10 (fundraiser for libraries in Haiti). Tickets available by calling (504) 596-2605.  (Visit Bibliotheque Parrainage on Facebook for more information).

Sunday, June 26,  Legendary Congolese Drummer Titos Sompa,  Congo Square located in Armstrong Park. FREE

1811 Slave Revolt Walking Tour, walk the path of the rebels and experience the largest slave revolt in the United States – Louisiana’s 1811 Slave Revolt. Wednesday – Sunday,  $25 adult  / $10 children  (starts at Jackson Square). Register for the tour at  www.hiddenhistory.us 

Monday, June 27 – July 9, The Congolese, Haitian, Cuban, New Orleans Connection, 15th Annual New Orleans Dance Festival,  Tulane University Dept of Theatre and Dance. $10 per class http://www.nodancefestival.org/
Submitted by
Valencia Hawkins
Associated Director, Central Public Services
New Orleans Public Library
(504) 596-2605

LOUIS Membership Fees FY2011-2012


Group,

As you may know, LOUIS has a commitment of $500,000 from the Regents and another $500,000 in HB1 as a line item. I’m told the Gov will probably NOT veto the line item but until he signs HB1 we are still vulnerable. In November, I shared with you what your fees would be if the consortium did not have any funding sources. So, now I have 3 scenarios.
1.       No funding sources, Members pay entire amount
2.       $500,000 from Regents which reduced member payments by that amount
3.       $1,000,000 from Regents (HB1) which reduces member payments by that amount

Since there are so many scenarios, some may have a need to receive their Membership Fee invoice early. I just want to let you know that this is possible. If what you pay now were to change, based on these 2 extra sources, I can certainly credit your account for the difference.

The reason LOUIS can now offer this is because our account has been restructured to a “restricted account” and that allows me to carry money forward from FY to FY.

If you would like to take advantage of the opportunity to pay a bit early, just let me know.

Sara  Zimmerman, MLIS
Executive Director
LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network
Frey Computing Services, LSU
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
225.578.3705

LOUIS Customers: EDS and EHIS Training Available





Dear EBSCO Discovery Service and EBSCOhost Integrated Search Customers,
We’d like to thank you for subscribing to these Discovery Solution products.  Are your staff members and end users taking full advantage of the features and functionality of EDS and EHIS?  We want to remind you that EBSCO offers free online training on these products.  All you need to sign up and attend is access to a computer.  Go to http://training.ebsco.com to register for the classes below.  All classes are one-hour long.

EBSCO Discovery Service
·     Implementation
Wednesday, July 8, 2011 @ 1:00 pm, EDT
Friday, July 29, 2011 @ 2:00 pm, EDT

·     Searching
Monday, July 7, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011 @ 3:30 pm, EDT

·      EDS & EBSCOadmin
Thursday, July 7, 2011 @ 1:00 pm, EDT
Thursday, July 28, 2011 @ 2:00 pm, EDT

·      EDS New Features
Thursday, June 23, 2011 @ 2:00 pm, EDT
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 @ 11:00 am, EDT

EBSCOhost Integrated Search
            Tuesday, June 28, 2011 @ 2:00 pm, EDT
          Friday, July 22, 2011 @ 2:00 pm, EDT

To view other free online courses offered by EBSCO, visit http://training.ebsco.com  Or, to request a customized training session for you and your team, contact us at customersuccess@ebscohost.com.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The University of Chicago Library Assessment Director Position

http://libraryassessment.info/?p=817

The University of Chicago Library is seeking an innovative, service-oriented individual for the position of Assessment Director to develop, implement, and maintain a successful and sustainable assessment program for the University of Chicago Library. 
As a center of intense intellectual inquiry, the University of Chicago Library shares with the University of Chicago the aspiration to be the most dynamic research and learning environment in the world.   The Library is the home of one of the largest and richest research collections, with resources at six library sites on the Hyde Park campus. For information on the Library’s collections and services, please visit the Library’s Web site at: http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/.
The Assessment Director plans, designs, develops, facilitates, and/or implements library assessment initiatives under the general direction of the Head of Access Services and Assessment and in consultation with members of the Public Services Steering Committee, the Administrative Committee, and the Library Director.  Working with the Assessment Project Team, the Librarian administers usability testing, questionnaires, focus groups, and other assessment tools to measure the effectiveness of the Library in meeting the teaching, learning, and research needs of its users, while promoting the integration of assessment into all phases of planning and services.  The Librarian directly supervises one student research assistant and works in close collaboration with staff across the organization to lead successful initiatives.
Qualifications: Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited school. A minimum of three to five years of experience assessing user needs and satisfaction, preferably in a large university or research institution. Demonstrated knowledge of a wide range of assessment methodologies (both qualitative and quantitative) and analysis of statistical data. Experience in conducting assessment projects and in documenting data and providing recommendations for improvements. A good knowledge of data management systems as well as statistical packages.  An ability to present complex information to audiences who possess different levels of library knowledge. Knowledge, background, or coursework in the social sciences and survey analysis.  Experience in designing surveys, conducting usability testing, and facilitating focus groups highly desired.
Demonstrated ability to participate in complex projects in a team environment, meet deadlines, and to prioritize work in alignment with the service goals of the university and the libraries. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Excellent analytical, oral, and written communication skills. Strong service orientation and commitment to user service and support. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patrons, library, and systems staff.  Demonstrated skill in building relationships and coordinating projects with all levels of library staff.
Salary and Benefits:  Appointment salary based on qualifications and experience.  Full range of benefits included in total compensation package, with retirement plan, health insurance, paid time off, and tuition benefit plan for college age and younger children.
 Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled.  Applications received by July 17 will be assured consideration.
To apply, please visit http://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51460 
For a full description, please visit http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/jobs/librarianvacant.html
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

libraryassessment.info: 3rd QQML 2011 International Conference


http://libraryassessment.info/?p=803

QQML2011 at the end of May in Athens, Greece (http://www.isast.org/qqml2011.html) was marked by a robust program and an engaging audience. Below are two sessions featuring ARL planning and assessment activities and strategic planning by ARL member libraries. It was decided that the 4th QQML 2012 International Conference will be organized in Limerick, Ireland. Thus, I had to write this:
There once was an assessment con’frence
That in Athens needed no ref’rence
Will take Channel Tunnel
A.K.A the Chunnel
To Limerick for reappearance


SESSION TITLE: Managing Change in Academic Libraries in a Strategic Way: The nature of evidence for change management
This set of presentations focused on how libraries are managing change in a strategic way by highlighting the ARL Scenarios activity, how this activity can inform performance measurement and metrics and how value based propositions can be derived in the form of a value based scorecard for libraries. For example we examine how a library scorecard would look like for the library in 2030 assuming different scenarios for the future of scholarly communication and information transfer. The concept of the value scorecard has been articulated before in papers by Stephen Town; ARL has recently embarked in articulating four different scenarios for 2030 that have implications for the future of research libraries. This set of presentations will articulate different value metrics for research libraries under the different scenarios and also will highlight what libraries are doing nowadays in terms of assessment activities that could point to their future viability and sustainability. Last, an examination of the ClimateQUAL assessment protocol used to assess organizational climate and diversity is also discussed.

SESSION TITLE: Organizing Libraries for Effective Decision Making: the Role of Library Assessment through Four Case Studies
This set of four presentations will focus on how libraries are organized for assessment and how they capture and articulate their value proposition. Case studies from Columbia University, Cornell University, the University of Manitoba, and the University of York (UK) will inform this panel and provide perspectives on how libraries are managing change in a strategic way using data to support their decision making activities.
Library Assessment at Columbia University by Damon Jaggars and Jennifer Rutner
Library Assessment at the University of Manitoba by Betty Braaksma and Pat Nicholls
Performance Measurement and Metrics at the University of York, UK by Stephen Town

Monday, June 13, 2011

LALINC-L: HCR 129 was heard today, and it lives! June 13 2011

A longer, better version of the video is now available if you missed it today:
https://mex07a.emailsrvr.com/owa/redir.aspx?C=cf615535e3b64f08a799e7090bf8edf3&URL=http%3a%2f%2fyoutu.be%2fM5d8nhbnshY
I apologize for the recording quality-- the feed started to cut out part way through and I had to go to another page to report the error. And there's other noises coming from me typing elsewhere. Most of it worked fine, though.

Again, we still have longer to fight for this! Stay tuned.

_______________________________________
Good afternoon,

HR 129 was heard today before the House Committee on Appropriations, and they talked about it for 30 minutes. It apparently passed and will go on to be voted on! Yes!

BUT...
It only got by with one vote! Thanks for all the emails you-all sent, but we'll likely need even more to make sure EVERYONE understands how badly we need LOUIS!

Here is a "raw" recording of the result:
https://mex07a.emailsrvr.com/owa/redir.aspx?C=cf615535e3b64f08a799e7090bf8edf3&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.youtube.com%2fwatch%3fv%3dOJSyXEqotfQ
The video feed started cutting out, and my video wasn't very good. I'll try to make a better one and upload it later. This is just for "the now."

I should also mention that the full-length version may be a risk to persons with high blood pressure.

Thanks very much,
Karen Niemla

______________________________________________
http://www.ulm.edu/~niemla/


LION: Library Information literacy Online Network


Welcome to LION TV, an Online Network devoted to helping you learn all about the world of Information. Whether you are wanting to learn how to do Research, use Google more effectively, understand what is an Authoritative web site, or learn about a myriad of issues related to Information (such as Privacy, Copyright, and Plagiarism); this ever growing network will assist you with your information needs.Content at this site comes from the ANimated Tutorial Sharing Project (or ANTS), a collaborative project by professional librarians who work together across institutions to develop programs. Participants in this project agree to make these episodes openly available for others to link to, embed, share, download, or edit, provided the appropriate credit is assigned to the author (further information about all rights can be found by looking at the Creative Commons License associated with each epidsode)If you want to be informed any time new content is added to this site, you can subscribe via iTunes, Miro, or RSS. If you want to share our content via a Blog, E-mail, del.icio.us, Digg, or any number of Social Networking sites, select Share / Embed under each episode.If you wish to Syndicate the Show from your site, you may do so, provided that you give proper credit to the show from your site (see the Notice regarding credit at the Syndicate the Show site.)If you wish to Download content, you may do so by selecting Files and Links under each episode.If you are a librarian and wish to join our community of contributors, you can learn how to do so from our ANTS site.If you want to learn more about any of the e-resources, or collections, described in a program, consult you local library - be it a Public, Academic, School, Government or Special Library. Most have access to content held in the Deep / Invisible Web (i.e. online content that is only available if you pay for it - and which - is often more authoritative.) These libraries can assist you with access, accounts, research, or with acquiring physicial materials from their library or other libraries.LION TV is happy to assist you with your quest to become Information Literate Citizens. View, share, and comment on any and all content. Get a library card. Become informed and stay informed.The LION TV Executive Producers

Friday, June 10, 2011

Visit H.W. Wilson Booth 1816 at ALA Annual Conference June 24 - June 27, 2011 NOLA




ALA Annual Conference
June 24 - June 27, 2011
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

LALINC-L The Letter for HCR 129









Dear Sir or Madam Representative:
I am writing you to urge your support for HCR 129 sponsored by Representative Michael Jackson of District 61. HCR 129 directs the Board of Regents to fully fund LOUIS: the Library Network. LOUIS connects 200,000 students and faculty to the information resources and services they need to for learning, researching, and teaching. It is a lifeline for all degree programs, and especially for community colleges that have small local library collections. Without LOUIS, all online degree programs would be impossible to support.

LOUIS is a purchasing consortium totaling 45 institutions. Member institutions are academic libraries, state and private libraries, and museums and archives. LOUIS provides information resources and services to these institutions in return for a fee that is assessed based on enrollment. Since its beginning in 1994, LOUIS has saved the state an estimated $151,544,908. Prior to the funding cuts, the Regents budget provided 70% of the funding and membership fees accounted for 30%. But, without central funding, the member institutions must find ways of raising the money on their own without raising tuition or cutting more academic programs.

LOUIS is “mission critical” for Louisiana’s universities. Because of LOUIS, students and faculty have the resources they need for their research. If LOUIS dissolves, smaller regional universities would lose 80-90% of their journal titles. Teaching, learning, and research operations would cease to be. In a letter to the Board of Regents, Dr. Belle Wheelan, the President of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, warned the BOR that the de-funding of LOUIS endangered program-level and institutional-level accreditation. For a copy of that letter, please go to: http://savelouis.org/sites/default/files/Scan001.PDF

I ask that you fight for the future of LOUIS, and that of higher education.  Please support HCR 129, and engage your fellow members of the House to direct the Board of Regents to perform their duty. Our students, their parents, and the faculty and administration of our universities and community colleges need LOUIS. And the Louisiana taxpayer needs more enterprises like LOUIS that save money while providing unparalleled service quality and rich information resources for our higher education systems. For more information on how LOUIS helps save Louisianans money, please go to: http://savelouis.org/about/more.

Sincerely,

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

LOUIS, HCR 129 at House Education Committee

http://www.youtube.com/embed/X-oMluG1YFA

Rep. Michael L. Jackson and LOUIS Director Sara Zimmerman discussing HCR 129 with the House Education Committee on June 8th, 2011. HCR 129 has been referred to the House Committee for Appropriations. No details yet on whether HCR 129 will be on the HCA agenda. We'll keep you informed, but please help us too: If you know HCR 129's scheduling, post a comment!

You can see the entire proceedings in context here:
http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Video/WM/2011/Jun_2011/0608_11_ED.asx The HCR 129 discussion was preceded by discussions about e-books in higher ed.

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WT Cox and LALINC




As we have discussed over the last couple years, WT Cox would like to work more closely with LALINC and its Members.   I believe that my longtime relationship with the Member Libraries gives me a unique perspective into the challenges faced in my home state.   As the budgets and economy continue to adversely affect Libraries, WT Cox has become more visible in the Academic markets and is being approached more frequently by Consortia and Libraries in hopes of being an option for them in the area of cost savings.  While certainly proving to be effective on this, the real surprise for Libraries has been the level of service and value added benefit that accompanies the new relationship.  While we pride ourselves on being able to help Libraries minimize cuts in its resources, we are more focused on insuring that the service we provide exceeds all expectations.  We would like to host a very informal lunch at ALA on Sunday to introduce ourselves and discuss the opportunities that WT Cox brings to the Libraries.  I have always felt that competition is good and options are necessary and over the last several years this has never been so true.

Our goal is to be an Information Partner as opposed to just a vendor.  We accomplish this by visiting the Library and speaking with various persons to insure that the services we offer continue to be not only a benefit for them but that Libraries are actually aware of them and used to fit their needs.  This is the cornerstone to our enhancement strategy for new features and benefits to our suite of online management tools.  In addition to the experienced Academic Customer Service Rep for each Customer, our 2-4 onsite visits per year insures that we learn and grow with our Customers to develop and enhance our mutually beneficial relationship.

Considering us as an alternative to current Agents is an easy process for the Library.  By submitting a current list of subscriptions, including Publisher e-journal packages, we can evaluate the list and advise in a timely reply what a Library’s service charge or discount with WT Cox might be.  Once this is determined, we ask for an opportunity to visit and meet with staff Members to demonstrate our system and have a very open dialogue on service expectations and needs and address any and all questions they might have.  Once the Library decides to switch to WT Cox, our transition team works very closely to insure that everything is set up properly at the beginning to minimize any potential for a hiccup.  This includes a barcode project with compatible ILS and cleaning up incorrect or unnecessary data.  A perfect time for those labor intensive but needed ISSN corrections to be addressed.  If a Library utilizes EDI for claiming and or invoicing this is the time we make sure all the pertinent information is recorded correctly in both of our systems.

In closing I want to thank you in advance for taking the time to read this email and hope that we have peaked your interest a bit in learning more about why WT Cox is a good partner for Consortia and its Members. 

We’d love for you to join us on Sunday, June26th, at 12 Noon for lunch. Please let us know if your schedule allows you to attend so we may be sure we have room for everyone. Details will follow.

Best regards,
Mike Harwell | VP Business Development and Publisher Relations
Phone: 713-480-4703       Reliable.Personal.Service


Jill Mason | Manager, Publisher Project Integration
WT Cox Subscriptions
201 Village Road
Shallotte, NC 28470

phone: 910-754-3145 | 800-571-9554 ext. 264
fax:         877-755-6274
email  jmason@wtcox.com

HCR 129 VIDEO ARCHIVED!



As you may already know, Sara Zimmerman and a contingent of academic library directors from the Baton Rouge area are attending a meeting of the House Education Committee this morning. What you may not know is that you can watch the proceedings LIVE by clicking on this link:


The agenda for this morning's meeting follows. According to the color coding key at the top, HCR 129 has not been heard...yet.


If you don't have RealPlayer, you can download a free copy here:


Thank you,
Michael E. Matthews MLIS
Head of Serials, Media, and Interlibrary Loan Services Eugene P. Watson Memorial Library Northwestern State University Natchitoches, LA 71457

 

PC Magazine: The Best Tech for a Disaster





Tuesday, June 7, 2011

ARL Association of Research Libraries May 2011 E-News




    
E-News for ARL Directors is a collaboration of ARL program staff, compiled and edited by Charles Lowry and Kaylyn Groves.

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Reader Choice, Not Vendor Influence, Reshapes Library Collections






Chronicle of Higher Ed: The Copyright Rebellion
















http://chronicle.com/article/The-Copyright-Rebellion/127719/?sid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en


May 29, 2011
New lawsuits and policies have hobbled teaching and research. Now scholars are pushing back.

daVinci Institute: The Future of Libraries: Beginning the Great Transformation

http://www.davinciinstitute.com/papers/the-future-of-libraries/


ALA Lunch with LOUIS in New Orleans - June 26th 12pm-1:30pm



http://exlibrisnorthamerica.cmail2.com/t/r/l/jduthkk/pililiiji/r/


Sunday, June 26th
12:00p - 1:30p
Marriott Convention Center • Magnolia Room

Consortia around the country are being forced to devise strategies to cut-costs, share resources and become leaner.

Join us for an invite-only networking lunch to meet our team.


RSVP TODAY

"For PALNI, there are four "gains" that made moving all of our Ex Libris products to the Ex Libris cloud the overwhelmingly best solution:

1. Substantially reduced costs
2. Dramatically faster response times
3. 24/7 world class monitoring
4. Depth of expertise

We are really REALLY happy with what we have been getting!"

Kirsten Leonard
Executive Director

WorldCat Blog: Top 20 Most Popular Items for May

http://worldcat.org/blogs/archives/2011/06/top-20-most-popular-items-for-6.htm







1. The World Book Encyclopedia
2. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
4. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
5. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
6. Python Essential Reference by David M. Beazley
7. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
9. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders by the American Psychiatric Association
10. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
11. Night by Elie Wiesel
12. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
13. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
14. Food, Inc. directed by Robert Kenner
15. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
16. The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
17. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
18. Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
19. 1984 by George Orwell
20. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Preview of eBooks on EBSCOhost Now Available—Goodbye NetLibrary


http://newsbreaks.infotoday.com/Digest/Preview-of-eBooks-on-EBSCOemhostem-Now-AvailableGoodbye-NetLibrary-74552.asp

EBSCOhost and WilsonWeb Announce Merger


http://elionlibrary.blogspot.com/2011/06/ebscohost-and-wilsonweb-announce-merger.html

Monday, June 6, 2011

LOUIS Funding on Legislative Docket: Contact Your Rep!

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0B9_KwJdDOiGrM2QwMmFkZjgtZWIzYi00NGNlLTg3YmUtY2M0NTBmNDM5NzEz&hl=en_US

http://regents.louisiana.gov/index.cfm?md=pagebuilder&tmp=home&pid=7&pnid=0&nid=12


Colleagues:

Our time has come! House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 129 is on the agenda of the House Education Committee for THIS Wednesday. HCR 129, if passed, will compel the Board of Regents to fund LOUIS at the FY 2009-2010 level. Moreover, it will at last provide a forum for an investigation into the bizarre action of the BOR staff who cut LOUIS last year without notice. If you all recall, we found out that LOUIS had been defunded from an article printed in the Baton Rouge Advocate in July of 2010! A program that returns six dollars for every dollar invested (which is a conservative estimate) was almost eliminated, if not for the tenacious efforts and true grit of librarians and library staff across Louisiana.

Now, with some measure of victory in sight, we cannot sit quietly and trust that others will look after our best interests, and that of Louisiana's future graduates. We must "go tell it on the mountain", because the opportunity to do so will quickly pass. The legislative session ends on Thursday, June 23rd.

Therefore, I urge all of you to email each and every member of the House Education Committee and tell him/her to vote YES on HCR 129. The names and contact information of these representatives can be found on the Save LOUIS webpage, http://www.savelouis.org. Please see the HCR 129 announcement at the top of the page and follow the directions to send an email to all of Louisiana's legislators with a click of a mouse, or a fax directly to a member of the House Education Committee. Letters sent by post will not reach our legislators in time.

Lastly, but most importantly, please email or fax your support and gratitude for the redoubtable efforts of Representative Michael Jackson of District 61 at larep061@legis.state.la.us or 225-922-1060 (please note HCR 129 in the subject). Without the Honorable Mr. Jackson's good work, we would not have formal representation in this matter at the Capitol.

In closing, I thank you for all of your passion and hard work over the past several months. If you are in the Baton Rouge area, and you are able to make the meeting of the House Education Committee scheduled at 9:00 AM, in Committee Room 1. The agenda is attached in PDF format.

Sincerely,
Michael Matthews
___________________________________________
Michael E. Matthews MLIS
Head of Serials, Media, and Interlibrary Loan Services
Eugene P. Watson Memorial Library
Northwestern State University
Natchitoches, LA 71457

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Colleagues:

Our time has come! House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 129 is on the agenda of the House Education Committee for THIS Wednesday. HCR 129, if passed, will compel the Board of Regents to fund LOUIS at the FY 2009-2010 level. Moreover, it will at last provide a forum for an investigation into the bizarre action of the BOR staff who cut LOUIS last year without notice. If you all recall, we found out that LOUIS had been defunded from an article printed in the Baton Rouge Advocate in July of 2010! A program that returns six dollars for every dollar invested (which is a conservative estimate) was almost eliminated, if not for the tenacious efforts and true grit of librarians and library staff across Louisiana.

Now, with some measure of victory in sight, we cannot sit quietly and trust that others will look after our best interests, and that of Louisiana's future graduates. We must "go tell it on the mountain", because the opportunity to do so will quickly pass. The legislative session ends on Thursday, June 23rd.

Therefore, I urge all of you to email each and every member of the House Education Committee and tell him/her to vote YES on HCR 129. The names and contact information of these representatives can be found on the Save LOUIS webpage, http://www.savelouis.org. Please see the HCR 129 announcement at the top of the page and follow the directions to send an email to all of Louisiana's legislators with a click of a mouse, or a fax directly to a member of the House Education Committee. Letters sent by post will not reach our legislators in time.

Lastly, but most importantly, please email or fax your support and gratitude for the redoubtable efforts of Representative Michael Jackson of District 61 at larep061@legis.state.la.us or 225-922-1060 (please note HCR 129 in the subject). Without the Honorable Mr. Jackson's good work, we would not have formal representation in this matter at the Capitol.

In closing, I thank you for all of your passion and hard work over the past several months. If you are in the Baton Rouge area, and you are able to make the meeting of the House Education Committee scheduled at 9:00 AM, in Committee Room 1. The agenda is attached in PDF format.

Sincerely,
Michael Matthews
___________________________________________
Michael E. Matthews MLIS
Head of Serials, Media, and Interlibrary Loan Services Eugene P. Watson Memorial Library Northwestern State University Natchitoches, LA 71457

A people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power that knowledge gives. A popular government without popular knowledge or the means of acquiring it is but a prelude to a farce or a tragedy or perhaps both.
--James Madison

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Saturday, June 4, 2011

LALINC Standing Committee Nominations 2011-2013



Vacancies in the standing comittees that need to be filled for a two year term 2011-2013 are on the attached list.


If you would like to nominate someone for one of these committees please email to me at:


miked@latech.edu


http://appl003.lsu.edu/ocsweb/louishome.nsf/$Content/Committees?OpenDocument

These nominations will be presented to the next Executive Committee Meeting in July.


A complete list of the comittees may be found at: http://appl003.lsu.edu/ocsweb/louishome.nsf/$Content/Committees?OpenDocument


Thank you,


Mike DiCarlo
Chair-Elect

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 129 (LOUIS)



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