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LYRASIS Newsletter August 21, 2012

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August 21, 2012

eGathering 2012: Spotlight on Speakers   

At a time when accessing and sharing information is in a dramatic state of expansion and flux, we increasingly hear about the changing role for librarians as stewards of data and information. For some, the argument goes that more independent access to information for the many means a decreasing need for librarians as gatekeepers of that information. For others however, like Dr. R. David Lankes, professor and Dean's Scholar for the New Librarianship at Syracuse University's School of Information Studies and director of the Information Institute of Syracuse and author of The Atlas of New Librarianship, this changing world of information access means a much greater need for librarians to help facilitate knowledge creation within their communities. Dr. Lankes asserts that librarians are in a unique position to improve society by re-casting their role and by seeking to facilitate and disseminate the knowledge created by their communities.

Our goal for eGathering 2012 - Survive or Thrive: Connecting Libraries and Community, is to open up a discussion about how librarians are reaching out into their communities and transforming their roles by harnessing these technology and social changes. Dr. Lankes will present the keynote address and will be joined by a panel of library leaders, including Ada Emmett (Purdue University), Charles Getchell (Quinnipiac University), Joseph Lucia (Villanova University), Kate Nevins (LYRASIS), Siobhan Reardon (Free Library of Philadelphia) and Pam Sandlian Smith (Anythink Libraries). Click here for more information about the speakers.

November 1
1:30 - 4:30 p.m. ET

eGathering is FREE for all LYRASIS members, and you can participate easily online, or with your fellow LYRASIS members at one of our community viewing locations. Click here to volunteer your site as a community viewing location. Be sure to join the conversation and send us your 1-2 minute video about how your library is thriving for our eGathering 2012 Video Contest.

Special Savings on 3M for LYRASIS Members

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Mark Your Calendar  

Introducing FOSS4LIB (8/22 and 9/25)

Be sure to check out the LYRASIS webinars page for more scheduled sessions.
Internet Librarian    
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LYRASIS Members save $170 off registration for the Internet Librarian 2012 Conference. Discount deadline is September 14 - email Kenna Juliani for discount code or more information.
Mass Digitization Collaborative
 FREE Webinar

Come and learn how the LYRASIS Mass Digitization Collaborative can help your library meet your digitization goals - at a low cost.

Mass Digitization Collaborative
Information Session

August 29
10 - 11 a.m. ET

September 7
10 - 11 a.m. ET

September 25
2 - 3 p.m. ET
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Churchill Archive

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Save 5% - 30% on the Churchill Archive when you subscribe between now and December 15, 2012.  

Subscribe before September 1 and save a guaranteed 15% off as part of the pre-launch discount.

For more information or for a trial, contact  Mark Fuller.
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OCLC Update
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