ALACognotesISSUE 4 2011 ANNUAL CONFERENCE Monday, June 27, 2011 Daniel Ellsberg Exposes TruthHigHligHts Behind War and Secrecy Auditorium on false reports of an unprovoked attack on Speaker a U.S. warship and which gave Congress Series and President John- son the needed reasonTODAY IN AUDITORIUM B for the war. Ellsberg Brandon Sanderson and quoted Morse as say- Nnedi Okorafor ing that if he had read 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. the Pentagon Papers in 1964 and not 1971 Jeff Jarvis that “the Tonkin Gulf 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. resolution would nev- er have gotten out of committee; and if it had been brought to the floor, it would By Brad Martin have been voted down.” The London School of LAC Group “Don’t do what I did,” Ells- D Economics Library aniel Ellsberg flashed berg said, “do what I wish I 8:30 a.m. the peace sign and was had done.” greeted by a standing Ellsberg spoke at length Not in Our Town: Light ovation as he approached the about parallels between the in the Darkness podium to present the “War and war in Vietnam and the cur- 9:00 a.m. Secrecy” program on Sunday. rent war in Afghanistan, noting Ellsberg, who has been such things as both countries ALA President Roberta Stevens asks questions submitted by Comic Book Literacy called “the most dangerous having corrupt, illegitimate the audience to Sue Gardner, Executive Director of Wikimedia 12:00 p.m. man in America” by Richard governments, open borders and Foundation, during the ALA President’s Program. Gardner Nixon, released the Penta- terrain that made insurgency heads the non-profit charitable organization that operates The Getty Research gon Papers in 1971 and the much easier. He added that, Wikipedia and nine other free-knowledge wikis. Institute Library top secrets documents were, » see page 25 1:30 p.m. ironically just declassified forty Molly Shannon to Keynote Closing Session years after being published. Dreams Tracing the history of United A 3:00 p.m. States involvement in South- uthor, actress and is one of the most recognizable and “Never Been Kissed,” east Asia, the Pentagon Papers comedienne Molly female comedic actresses in and has been featured on exposed the lies that had been Exhibits responsible for the starting Shannon will serve as the Clos- entertainment through her top-rated television shows, including “Glee,” “30 Rock,” Closing and escalating a war that ul- timately cost 58,000 American ing Session key - note speaker at the work on televi- sion and in films. “Scrubs,” “Seinfeld,” “Will & Grace” and “The New Reception lives, and the deaths of several million Vietnamese. American Library Association’s (ALA) The Emmy- nominated ac- Adventures of Old Chris- tine.” However, her talents Ellsberg said he regrets not Annual Conference tress is known extend beyond comedy. She 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. releasing the documents earlier from 9:00–10:00 a.m. for portraying recently starred in the hit Exhibit Halls G, H, I, J because it would have made a Tuesday in Audito- exuberant char- Broadway show “Promises, difference by exposing lies that rium B of the con- acters and be- Promises” and begins a new Wrap Up Rev Up had been used to justify the vention center. came famous chapter as an author. Party and Prizes war. He recalled a conversa- Shannon, whose for her roles on Be sure to attend this tion with Senator Morse, one debut children’s book Tilly “Saturday Night Live.” She memorable presentation as 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. of only two senators who voted the Trickster will be pub- has appeared in numerous hit a way to end your confer- Auditorium B against the Gulf of Tonkin lished in September 2011, movies, including “Superstar” ence experience. Resolution, which was based
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NEW ORLEANS • Monday, June 27, 2011 Cognotes • Page 3PLA Recognizes Outstanding Librarians, Simon and Lippman KeynoteBy Naomi Fosher its own terms, out in the neighborhoodsUniversity of Rhode Island of New Orleans” and noted that for During the PLA President’s Pro- “Treme” he had the idea for the showgram and Awards Presentation on long before hurricane Katrina, but justSunday outstanding public librarians didn’t have the opportunity to bringwere recognized for their commitment it to fruition. Lippman, when askedand service followed by keynote speak- about her work said that she finds theers, husband and wife, David Simon “suburbs more sinister than the cities.”and Laura Lippman. Both discussed the mediums they Simon a journalist, writer and TV work with and the differences. Simonproducer who is well known for the said, “TV is the most resonant way toTV series: “The Wire,” “Generation quire narrative” and “books requireKill” and “Treme,” and Lippman, an more of you. Books help you captureauthor best known for her detective the interior voice of human beings, givefiction which include titles like Balti- you the human subtext.”more Blues and Another Thing to Fall, Lippman noted that she is going toanswered questions and discussed be holding a contest again, starting thistheir work. August, where she will come to your Simon discussed how his work library to speak on “her own dime.” Tofocused on institutions and politics enter, write a compelling essay aboutwhere as Lippman was most concerned your library’s needs. She said there willwith individual stories, memory and be more information to follow.identity. Simon highlighted that it is The public librarians honored before“important to experience the culture on » see page 26Council I Holds First Meeting on Sunday Authors David Simon and Laura Lippman keynote the PLA President’s Program.By Brad Martin dations were about “what and why andLAC Group not about how.” This task force had ALA councilors heard reports pre- been charged to do some “blue sky” IFLA Offers Special Rates to ALA Attendeessented by two special committees at thinking about how and brainstormedthe first Council session of the confer- ideas about “what was possible, not Don’t miss the opportunity to register for the IFLA 2011 Congressence on Sunday. what was realistic,” with regard to a while attending the ALA Annual Conference. Visit the International Annelle R. Huggins, chair of the governing body of the future. Registration Booth located in lobby H of the Convention Center forALA Chapter Relations Task Force, One idea, to merge the ALA’s Coun- special rates! 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Page 4 • Cognotes Monday, June 27, 2011 • NEW ORLEANS The Honolulu Star-Bulletin headline reads WAR! during a tour by attendees of the National World War II Museum at the ProQuest Scholarship Bash. The Scholarship Bash began in New Orleans in 1999 and Jamie Faubert, Parsippany, NJ, finds herself flanked has raised more than $750,000 including over 100 Spectrum scholarships. by Star Wars characters in the Graphic Novels Pavilion in the Exhibits. Author Orson Scott Card covers his face with his book Laddertop as a librarian takes his picture after getting an autograph during a book signing at the TOR/FORGE Books booth #1122.Don’t look back! Attendees walk past a M4A3E9 “Sherman” medium tank,America’s primary tank throughout World War II, at the ProQuestScholarship Bash.Timothy S. Harlan M.D. prepares “healthy” fettuccini alfredo on the “What’s A “Rite of Passage” ceremony opens the 2011 Pura Belpre’ Award Ceremony &Cooking @ ALA Stage” in the Exhibits—a recipe from his book Just Tell Me What Quinces Celebración. Master of Ceremonies Francisco Vargas changes the pinkto Eat: The Delicious 6-Week Weight Loss Plan for the Real World. tennis shoes of Ana Laura Gouret Madrid, San Luis, AZ, to her new high heels to mark her passage of becoming a young woman as she turns 15.
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Page 6 • Cognotes Monday, June 27, 2011 • NEW ORLEANSBest Websites Help Students to Be Creative and Enjoy LearningBy Kacee Church country. The AASL reviewed hundreds great tool for managing and organizing, helps to bring traditional research intoHarmony Science Academy of websites to find the best ones which which allows users to link and imbed the 21st Century. The tool efficiently Technology is an integral part of are free and support the 21st Century pictures into their presentations. It mines websites for key information.school life. This was evident at the learner. can also be used for concept mapping Kahn Academy offers educators thou-standing room only presentation of The top websites were divided into and users can progress from node to sands of math, finance and historythe “American Association of School seven categories. Several winners were node like a frog jumping from lily pad videos. It started with tutoring videosLibraries Top 25 Websites for Teaching interviewed prior to today’s awards to lily pad. being put on Youtube and soon wentand Learning,” on Sunday. The awards ceremony and these interviews were Educators interested in curriculum viral. Now teachers, parents, and stu-ceremony included a panel of current shared during the presentation. One sharing can use websites like Yolink dents can log on to learn concepts inand retired librarians from across the featured website was SpicyNodes, a Education and Kahn Academy. Yolink fun new ways. The Dashboard features allow users to track their progress and mastery. Digital Storytelling winners include PicLit and Zooburst. PicLit archives hundreds of pictures and allows read- ers to add text in a similar fashion to refrigerator poetry. It’s also a great in-Bookmobile troduction to writing poetry. The web-Sunday has site is entertaining while still offeringchildren dancing users a great opportunity to improvefor joy on the their writing skills. Zooburst lets usersExhibits floor. create their own 3D popup books. TheMobile delivery audio recorder even lets authors recordservices are voices for characters.evolving to meet Students love social networking andthe needs of 21st You Are What You Read allows userscentury patrons. to share their favorite books and build relationships with other readers in the community. Perhaps one of the most useful features is that users can type in the title of a favorite book and get results of books with similar storylines or themes. Others include: Dipity, a content collaboration website, offers users free and interactive timelines; Digital Vaults, which presents users with endless United States historical topics and themes; and Edistorm, a virtual version of sticky notes. The AASL will soon have this year’s list uploaded to their website. The web- site also has winners from the previous two years, making it a great resource for learning. For a complete list of the 2011 winners, visit www.ala.org/aasl/ bestlist. The websites allow librar- ians and teachers to support student Choose Your Own creativity and critical-thinking skills. Don’t Forget to Wrap Adventure Up and Rev Up Today! Join the fun as the ALA welcomes Pat DiNizio, the lead songwriter and vocalist for The Smithereens, to the ALA Annual Conference closing event, “Wrap Up Rev Up,” in the Ernest N. Morial • Top-Ranked Master of Library and Information Science Convention Center Auditorium B. Start your day on the exhibit floor at 9:00 a.m. and you’ll find special • Post-MLIS Certificates and Courses sales and giveaways offered by ALA Exhibitors. Special Wrap Up Rev Up prize raffle drop boxes will be located at • PhD in Communication, Information and Library Studies the back of the 500 and 3600 aisles on the exhibit floor (find your raffle form • Bachelor of Information Technology and Informatics in this issue of Cognotes). This year’s prizes include an Amazon Kindle, a Flip Video camera and a 2012 Confer- • Accelerated Non-Credit Training ence Prize Package that includes FREE registration and air fare to the 2012 Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA. DiNizio will perform songs both Courses available at the New Brunswick campus and online. new and familiar in an exclusive and intimate ALA acoustic performance; Department of Library and Information Science at Rutgers iSchool sponsored by Baker & Taylor, eOne comminfo.rutgers.edu • 732-932-7500 • firstname.lastname@example.org Entertainment and ALA. Cognotes_ALA_Ad v2.indd 1 5/20/11 4:51:08 PM
Page 8 • Cognotes Monday, June 27, 2011 • NEW ORLEANS Women’s Status in the Library And Writing Communities, Conveyed in One Historic Collection By Frederick J. Augustyn, Jr. Palmer made no mention of the more The Library of Congress than 8,000 volumes housed in the ALA’s Committee on the Status of building at its opening for she main- Women in Librarianship (COSWL) on tained that domesticity was women’s Sunday, sponsored Sarah Wadsworth, highest calling. The idea that women Associate Professor of English at should not work outside the home Marquette University who presented ironically disparaged their efforts and a portion of the information contained made it possible to pay them much in the new book she co-authored with less for the extramural employment Wayne A. Wiegand, Emeritus Professor in which they were engaged. By the at Florida State University. Columbian Exposition women already Wadsworth discussed several topics constituted the majority of those em- from Right Here I See My Own Books: ployed in American libraries, although The Woman’s Building at the World’s originally librarianship had been a Columbian Exposition—the opening largely male-staffed profession. of the fair in May 1893; the nature The collection was a selective display and reasons behind the collection in rather than a working or a comprehen-Siva Vaidhyanathan disscusses Google as he delivers his Auditorium the separate Woman’s Building (de- sive collection. Books were arranged bySpeaker Series presentation. signed by Sophia Hayden); and how state and country; they were not just themes of social, political, class, race by American women and they did not and gender inclusion and exclusion all originate from the United States. factored in. This first exhibit of books Of the over 8,000 titles, approximately curated by women and representing 5,000 were from the U.S., mostly from the work of women’s authors arguably New York, which responded more im- had an affect on American society as pressively to the building of the collec- a whole. The collection and the build- tion than most other states. ing which housed it was a place for The Woman’s Building surprisingly See Sunday’s Cognotes (http://www.alaannual.org/content/ women librarians to work, and a “port did not host the World’s Congress of bookshelf) for a description of today’s five films, presented in of call” for organizations, such as the Women at the fair. Some of the pub- Auditorium C: “The London School of Economics Library,” Young Women’s Christian Association lished authors in attendance for the “Not in Our Town: Light in the Darkness,” “Comic Book Lit- (YMCA) and the Daughters of the Congress were represented in the collec- eracy,” “The Getty Research Institute Library” and “Dreams.” American Revolution (DAR.) tion including some African-American Chicago society doyenne Mrs. Potter women. It is not known, however, whether the African-American women visited the book exhibit. Racial tensions of the time manifested themselves when a statue of Harriet Beecher Stowe was installed in the Building. Contemporary women argued about the nature and even the existence of the book display. A large percentage of it consisted of novels. Some women did not favor the focus on temporal rather than more spiritual efforts and achievements. A few questioned whether there should be a separate display of women’s books at all rather than having them included in a con- solidated collection of works by men and women. But the singularity of the collection served to emphasize women’s literary accomplishments. The collection has since been dis- persed, moving first to the Chicago Public Library, then to Northwestern University. Not all the bibliographic records have survived. The extensive annotations on card stock have largely been lost although an approximately 100-page shelf list consisting just of the authors’ last names and short titles of their works exists. Today’s Auditorium Speak- ers include the Science Fiction/ Fantasy Panel featuring Brandon Sanderson and Nnedi Okorafor, 10:30–11:30 a.m.; and Jeff Jar- vis, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. See Sunday’s issue of Cognotes (http:// www.alaannual.org/content/book- shelf) for more information about these speakers, or visit www. alaannual.org.
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Page 12 • Cognotes Monday, June 27, 2011 • NEW ORLEANS Your Library Matters—Make SureIRRT Announces Recipients of the 2011 Elected Officials Know with District DaysALA Presidential Citations for Innovative What are District Days? How Can You Participate?International Library Projects While our elected representatives • Invite members of Congress through International Relations Round cess for Visually Impaired People are working in Washington DC, YALSA their local office. Find out whereTable (IRRT) announced four re- project in Vietnam for forming col- members and their libraries are chang- that is and how to contact them atcipients of the ALA Presidential laborations to expand services to ing lives and enhancing communities http://capwiz.com/ala/home/Citations for Innovative Interna- the visually impaired to more than back home. Policy makers will not • Keep it simple: invite them to some-tional Library Projects for 2011. 100 libraries and organizations, in- know all the good we do unless we tell thing you’re already doing, such as aThese awards recognize the follow- cluding launching a mobile library our story. District days – the time when summer reading celebration or backing exemplary services: and 11 mini-libraries and training our representatives are back in the to school open house. The RISE Videoconferencing in countries including Laos, Cam- home district – are a great opportunity • Make sure your invitation includesNetwork Alberta, Canada for pro- bodia, Kenya and Kazakhstan. to get to know elected officials and to information that encourages themviding continuing education and Recipients will be recognized by help them understand our important to visit. 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Page 14 • Cognotes Monday, June 27, 2011 • NEW ORLEANSAASL National Conference Community Season SixKicks Off With Book Discussion Group Of Step Up Attendees of the American Associa-tion of School Librarian’s (AASL) 15th the discussion begins August 10, will cover one chapter each week and take through the centuries by “tools of the mind”—from the alphabet, to maps, to To the PlateNational Conference and Exhibition place on the conference Ning. The the printing press, the clock and the Opens to the Publicwill have a chance to build community book discussion will culminate with computer. Our brains, the historical In celebration of Major Leagueand network before touching down an opportunity for attendees to share and scientific evidence reveals, change Baseball’s Opening Day, thein Minneapolis this October 27-30 their thoughts with Nicholas Carr as in response to our experiences. The American Library Association’sthanks to the AASL 2011 Conference technologies we use to find, store, and Campaign for America’s LibrariesNing located at aasl11.ning.com. share information can reroute our and the National Baseball Hall “The AASL Ning is a virtual learn- The AASL11 Ning will be neural pathways. A preview of The of Fame and Museum launcheding commons where everyone can the premier conference Shallows is available via the AASL the sixth season of Step Up to theparticipate in conversations for learn- location to think, conference website, www.aasl11.org. Plate @ your library on March 31.ing and contribute to the conference The AASL 15th National Confer-experience whether you are attending create, share and grow ence and Exhibition, “Turning the Step Up to the Plate @ your li- with others from the brary teams up two American clas-in person or following the conference Page,” is the only national confer- school library sics—libraries and baseball—tofrom afar,” said Buffy Hamilton, na- ence dedicated solely to the needs promote libraries and librarians astional conference social media chair. profession nationally! of school librarians and their roles essential information resources.“The AASL11 Ning will be the premier as educational leaders. The AASL The program encourages peopleconference location to think, create, National Conference will feature of all ages to use the print and elec-share and grow with others from the he joins the One Book, One Conference preconferences, numerous concurrent tronic resources available at theirschool library profession nationally!” event onsite in Minneapolis on Friday, sessions, more than 200 exhibiting library to answer a series of trivia As part of the countdown to na- October 28, 2011. companies, educational and school questions designed for their agetional conference, AASL will host a In The Shallows, Carr asks the tours, a storytelling festival and spe- group (10 and under; 11-13; 14-17;10-week book discussion group on the question: “As we enjoy the Net’s cial appearances by award-winning and 18 and over). This year, StepOne Book, One Conference read, The bounties, are we sacrificing our abil- authors. Registration is now open at a Up to the Plate connects genera-Shallows: What the Internet is Doing ity to read and think deeply?” Carr discounted “early bird” rate. For more tions by exploring baseball’s moreto Our Brains by Nicholas Carr. Led then describes through-out the book information or to register, visit www. than 150-year history through top-by AASL President-Elect Carl Harvey, how human thought has been shaped aasl11.org. ics like famous baseball families and historical baseball franchises.Public Libraries Have Opportunity to Discover the Earth Hundreds of baseball fans have already tested their library skills The American Library Association ties and Resources) Library Education ecosystem changes—as well as a global in the hopes of winning a grand-(ALA) Public Programs Office, in part- Network (STAR_Net), a hands-on view of our changing planet. The pri- prize trip to the Hall of Fame innership with the National Center for learning program for libraries and mary message of the exhibition is that October 2011.Interactive Learning at Space Science their communities. the global environment changes – and To get your library in the gameInstitute, the Lunar and Planetary Discover Earth will tour from Janu- is changed by – the local environment and to gain access to a free onlineInstitute and the National Girls Col- ary 2012 to December 2013, visiting of all exhibition hosts’ communities. toolkit that includes programlaborative Project, announces a new each of the ten selected sites for a Interactive, multimedia displays will logos in both English and Span-traveling exhibition opportunity for period of eight weeks. The exhibition allow exhibit visitors to interact with ish, a downloadable flier andpublic libraries. Following a com- requires approximately 500-750 square digital information in a dynamic way, bookmarks, register at www.aty-petitive application process, ten public feet of space for optimal display. Each encouraging new perspectives on our ourlibrary.org/baseball. Prizes arelibraries will be selected to host an site will be awarded a grant of $1,000 planet. available for librarians who sendinteractive exhibition called Discover to support public programs related to For more information about the ALA in players’ completed playbooks.Earth: A Century of Change. Online the exhibition. Each host library will be Public Programs Office, visit www.ala. New this year, Step Up to theapplications must be submitted to ALA asked to join a national Community of org/publicprograms. For more informa- Plate is housed on ALA’s publicby September 2 and can be found at Practice (CoP), accessible at http://com- tion about the National Center for In- awareness website, atyourlibrary.www.ala.org/discoverearth. munity.discoverexhibits.org. For more teractive Learning at the Space Science org. All content on the site is Discover Earth is made possible information about Discover Earth, Institute, visit www.spacescience.org. offered under a Creative Com-through the support of the National STAR_Net and the CoP, visit www.ala. For more information about the Lunar mons license, allowing librariansScience Foundation. The exhibition org/discoverearth. and Planetary Institute, visit www.lpi. to repurpose content for libraryand its educational support materials The Discover Earth exhibition usra.edu. For more information about newsletters, websites and blogs.and outreach opportunities are part of will focus on local earth science top- the National Girls Collaborative Proj-the STAR (Science-Technology Activi- ics—such as weather, water cycle, and ect, visit www.ngcproject.org. PLA Offers Popular Accidental AASL Online Course Looks Technology Trainer Online Course To Help Satisfy ‘Inquiring Minds’ The Public Library Association participants will know how to help Inquiry and literacy—are they one and the same or complemen- (PLA) is now accepting registra- others learn; will be able to incor- tary processes. In this new four-week e-course presented by the tions for a second session of the porate hands-on activities that American Association of School Librarians (AASL) as part of its very popular “Accidental Public Li- increase learning, participation e-Academy, participants will explore different inquiry models and brary Technology Trainer” course. and retention; will be able to orga- how literacy can be instilled throughout. This self-paced course This four-week blended learning nize, design and share workshop running from July 11 through August 5 will be presented by Liz course begins August 1, 2011 and materials to create a learning com- Deskins and Christina Dorr. These experts will take attendees is designed for library profession- munity; and will know best training through understanding the purpose of and the evaluation inquiry als who have unexpectedly found practices from other libraries and models, choosing the best model that fits students, and the impor- themselves responsible for technol- experienced trainers. tance of reading and critical thinking skills in the inquiry process. ogy training at their library. Pricing for the four-week “Ac- Fees are $99 for AASL members; $149 for ALA members; $225 for Librarian, author and trainer cidental Public Library Technology non-members; $99 for retired AASL members; and $75 for student Stephanie Gerding will guide par- Trainer” course is $129 for PLA AASL members. Two graduate credits through the University of ticipants through an interactive members, $159 for ALA members Colorado, Denver will be available to students for an additional combination of live webinars, in- and $179 for nonmembers. The fee. For more information and to register, visit www.ala.org/aasl/ dependent assignments and online deadline to register for this course eacademy. discussions August 1–August 29. is July 27. Visit www.pla.org for As a result of taking the course, complete details and registration.
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Page 16 • Cognotes Monday, June 27, 2011 • NEW ORLEANSNominate a Title for YALSA’s Newest Booklist, Readers’ Choice YALSA launched its newest booklist Nominations are accepted online Patton, YALSA president. “This list title that receives 25 nominations willthis year: The YALSA Readers’ Choice at www.ala.org/yalsa/readerschoice in will offer a great amount of diversity, appear on the final Readers’ ChoiceBooklist. Anyone—librarians, educa- the following seven categories: Horror/ with input from readers of all types— ballot, and YALSA members will votetors, parents, teens or teen lit fans—can Thriller; Mystery/Crime; Nonfiction; urban or rural, male or female, older for the top five books in each categorynominate a title for this list in seven Realistic Fiction; Romance; Science or younger—weighing on their favor- beginning in November, with the finalthematic categories through October Fiction/Fantasy; and Steampunk, a ite books. We want to make sure the Readers’ Choice list published the first31 at www.ala.org/yalsa/readerschoice. wild card category for 2011 only, defined books on this list are on everyone’s week of December. YALSA will publish as a literary mashup of science fiction, radar when it comes to advocating for nominees for the final ballot on the first fantasy, and Victorian sensibilities. teen lit in libraries.” business day of each month.Laura Bush Foundation “The new Readers’ Choice list of- To be eligible for the 2011 list, titles For more information about YALSA fers more opportunities for member must fit into one of the seven categories or for lists of recommended reading,Accepting Applications for engagement, and it also allows read- and must have been published between viewing and listening, go to www.Gulf Coast School Library ers and lovers of teen publishing to November 1, 2010 and October 31, ala.org/yalsa/booklists, or contact theRecovery Grants have a voice in recognizing popular 2011. Nominations will be accepted YALSA office by phone, 800-545-2433, teen literature each year,” said Kim online through October 31, 2011. Any ext. 4390; or e-mail: email@example.com. The Laura Bush Foundation is nowaccepting applications for its GulfCoast School Library Recovery Initia-tive from schools that were damaged Free Online Advocacy Training with PLA’s Turning the Page 2.0by storms during the 2005 hurricane Become your library’s strongest August 8 and runs through the weekseason or that were created in response advocate when you register for The next available of September 12. Registration forto those storms. Funds are available for Turning the Page 2.0, a free advo- session of Turning the this online course opens June 30.library books and magazine subscrip- cacy training course developed and Page 2.0 begins the week The upcoming August-Septembertions only. Grant funds cannot be ap- presented by the Public Library session will begin with an optional, of August 8 and runsplied to shelving, furniture, equipment, Association (PLA) with generous in-person kick-off on August 3 at the support from The Bill & Melinda through the week Pacific Northwest Library Associa-staffing, software, videos, guides, testsor exams, classroom book sets or other Gates Foundation. of September 12. tion Annual Conference in Spokane,similar items. Turning the Page 2.0 is a six- Washington. Registration for this This final round of grants to be week blended learning program led create an Advocacy Work Plan kick-off event is free; however over-awarded as part of this initiative by professional facilitators. (1-2 hours/week) all conference registration rates ap-targets schools that have not previ- Each six-week session consists of: • Personalized facilitator feedback ply. Visit www.pnla.org for details.ously received a grant and new schools • In-person kick-off (Attendance • Participants should expect to spend Participants must register for thethat have been built in the gulf coast is not required but is suggested.) about three hours per week on this in-person event separately from theregion. The application deadline is • Weekly interactive one-hour program. online portion of the program.Friday, September 2, 2011, and the webinars The next available session of Turn- For more information about theapplication can be found at www.lau- • Independent assignments to ing the Page 2.0 begins the week of program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Grebow2833_CogNotes-QtrPg.pdf 1 5/17/2011 5:33:17 PMrabushfoundation.org. Booth LC Booth Schedule # 2856 ALA Annual New Orleans June 24 – 27, 2011 Monday, June 27 9:00 Catching Glimpses of the Future of Libraries / a webcast from the Library of Congress a.m. 10:00 Dealing with RDA: Questions & Answers 10:30 Getting the Most Out of RDA with Cat Desktop 11:00 The Library of Congress for Teachers 11:30 Getting the Most Out of Class Web 12:00 Africana Collections at LC: Presidential Ephemera 12:30 Jonathan Franzen / a webcast from the Library of Congress p.m. 2010 National Book Festival 1:00 Modern Marvels: The Library of Congress / featured video from the History Channel www.loc.gov/ala
NEW ORLEANS • Monday, June 27, 2011 Cognotes • Page 17ALA Emerging Leaders Program Helps Newer Workers Excel, Advance The American Library Association lar attention is given to candidates’ receive automated notices with appro- online by the same deadline, August(ALA) Emerging Leaders (EL) pro- personal statements as well as those priate links to complete statements of 1, 2012. The application can be ac-gram is a leadership development of their references. No more than one reference. All reference letters, letters cessed at: http://www.ala.org/cfapps/program which enables newer library person from any institution can be of support, etc. should be submitted emergingleaders/index.cfm.workers from across the country to par- selected for participation in the pro-ticipate in problem-solving work groups, gram. Preference will be given to thosenetwork with peers, gain an inside lookinto ALA structure, and have an op- who do not have experience working on ALA committees, task forces, etc. Book Rating Systems:portunity to serve the profession in aleadership capacity. It puts participants and to those who meet the following criteria: Helping Or Hurting Young Readers?on the fast track to ALA committee vol- • Be under 35 years of age or be a new Though rating systems are in- Libraries provide many valuableunteerism as well as other professional library professional of any age with tended to provide trustworthy infor- services for families, including ad-library-related organizations. fewer than 5 years of experience mation for concerned parents, they vice, reviews, and other information The EL program kicks off with a working at a professional or para- also raise red flags about the “age to help parents make good decisionsdaylong session during the ALA Mid- professional level in a library and appropriateness” of many worth- about reading material for theirwinter Meeting. Afterward, it grows • Be able to attend both ALA con- while books, and make it remark- children. Rating systems developedand develops in an online learning ferences and work virtually in ably easy for censors to target books by a variety of organizations areand networking environment for six between the two conferences and they find offensive. High school one source of such information.months. The program culminates • Be prepared to commit to serve student Jeffrey Nadel (president of In recent years, these systemswith a poster session presentation to on an ALA, Division, Chapter, or the National Youth Rights Associa- have rapidly grown and surged indisplay the results of the project plan- Round Table committee, taskforce tion), bestselling YA author David popularity – particularly those thatning work of each group at the ALA or workgroup, or your state or local Levithan, publishing industry screen books and other media forAnnual Conference. library organization upon comple- expert Michael Norris and library hot button issues such as sexual Participants commit to participating tion of program, and, researcher and scholar Christine content, profanity, violence andin all aspects of the program. Partici- • Be an ALA member, and if spon- Jenkins, will examine the impact “consumerism.” Common Sensepants may be offered an opportunity sored by an organization, a member of such ratings systems on young Media is one of the largest andto serve on an ALA, division, chapter, of that organization. readers. The program, “Whose Com- best-known examples of this trend.or round table committee, taskforce mon Sense? How Labeling Systems Librarians and parents need toor workgroup as well as other library- Applications for the 2012 class of Hurt Young Readers” take place be aware that while these labelingrelated groups upon completion of Emerging Leaders are now being ac- today, from 1:30–3:30 p.m. in Room tools may be convenient, they canprogram. However, appointments are cepted. Applications must be submit- 393-394 of the Morial Convention also become tools for the censor.not guaranteed. The program is limited ted online. Deadline for submission Center. The program is hosted by Please bring your questions,to no more than 75 participants. of the application and all references the ALA’s Intellectual Freedom concerns, and opinions to share The selection committee seeks di- is August 1, 2011. Once an applica- Committee in conjunction with the at this thought-provoking panelversity based on geography, gender, tion has been submitted, people listed Association of American Publishers. presentation.ethnicity and type of library. Particu- as references in the application will library users suffer incomplete, inconsistent access to your valuable online content and services. the only service to pinpoint, track, and ease those problems as they occur - every day.
Page 18 • Cognotes Monday, June 27, 2011 • NEW ORLEANSHall of Famer Cal Ripken Named Honorary Chair of Library Card Sign-up Month This September, baseball Hall of Librarians looking to promote Li- public of all the resources available for sands of public and school libraries joinFamer and author Cal Ripken will en- brary Card Sign-up Month locally can free with a library card. Tools include together each fall in a national effortcourage children to get the most impor- download the PSA at www.ala.org/ a sample press release, newsletter ar- to ensure every child signs up for theirtant school supply of all: a library card. librarycardsignup. Free customization ticle, proclamation and public service own library card. As the Honorary Chair of Library is available. announcement The Campaign for America’s is Li-Card Sign-up Month, Cal Ripken During Library Card Sign-up Month To download free promotional ma- braries is the ALA’s public awarenesshas donated his image to a print and 2010, Wade donated $25,000 through terials visit www.ala.org/librarycard- campaign that promotes the value ofdigital PSA. ALA will place the PSA in his Wade’s World Foundation to help signup. libraries and librarians. Thousandsmagazines and on websites to remind save the struggling William Leonard Launched in 1987, Library Card of libraries of all types—across theparents and educators that a library Public Library in Robbins, Ill. Sign-up Month is a time when libraries country and around the globe - use thecard is a key tool in achieving academic In addition to the PSA sample media across the country remind parents that Campaign’s @ your library® brand. Thesuccess. tools are now available to remind the a library card is the most important Campaign is made possible in part by school supply of all. Since then, thou- ALA’s Library Champions.Nominations Open for ‘I Love My Librarian’ Carnegie Corporation of New York/ Each nominee must be a librarianNew York Times I Love My Librarian with a master’s degree from a programAward launched the fourth year of the accredited by the ALA in library andaward Thursday, June 23, 2011. information studies or a master’s de- The award invites library users gree with a specialty in school libraryto recognize the accomplishments of media from an educational unit ac-librarians in public, school, college, credited by the National Council forcommunity college and university the Accreditation of Teacher Educa-libraries for their efforts to improve tion.the lives of people in their community. Nominees must be currently work-This year, the online nomination pro- ing in the United States in a publiccess has moved to the Campaign for library, a library at an accredited two-America’s Libraries’ public website or four-year college or university or atatyourlibrary.org. an accredited K-12 school. Up to 10 librarians will be selected In 2008, Carnegie Corporationas winners of this year’s award. Each of New York awarded the Americanwill receive a $5,000 cash award, a Library Association (ALA) $489,000plaque and a $500 travel stipend to to support the award, which willattend an awards ceremony and recep- continue annually through 2013. Fortion in New York, hosted by The New more information visit www.ala.org/ A carriage in front of the Royal Cafe in the French Quarter.York Times in December. ilovemylibrarian. (Photo courtesy New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau, photo by Carl Purcell) NEW! Available at Booth # 3340 for an Exclusive Preview PsycTESTS™ and PsycTHERAPY™ PsycTESTS is a research database that provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, and other assessments as well as descriptive and administrative information for each instrument. PsycTHERAPY is a database of streaming therapy demonstrations, featuring clinicians working with participants, that offers synchronized, searchable transcripts and allows users to create playlists. Stop by Booth # 3340 to see a preview and to preregister for a free 30-day trial! www.apa.org/pubs/databases | 877-236-2941
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Page 20 • Cognotes Monday, June 27, 2011 • NEW ORLEANSSchool Librarians Share Lesson Plans Online The American Association of School learning activities. walk. When available, the database Database are vetted by AASL review-Librarians (AASL) announces the Registered users may submit les- will be updated to include the same ers to ensure lesson plans publishedlaunch of the “Standards for the son plans to the database, as well capability with the Common Core are of the highest quality. The lesson21st-Century Learner Lesson Plan as search the database by learning Math Standards. plan rubric and checklist used byDatabase,” a public, online database standards and indicators, content “The launch of the AASL Lesson moderators are available to site us-providing school librarians a fast and topic, grade-level, resources used, type Plan database signifies a red-letter ers prior to submitting a lesson plan.user-friendly way to create and share of lesson or schedule, keyword and day for our association,” said stan- With this system, AASL hopes that thequality lesson plans with their peers. much more. Registered users can also dards and guidelines implementation database serves not only as a useful Building on the template provided bookmark lesson plans in a portfolio chair Susan Ballard. “The database tool full of exciting best practices, butin “Standards for the 21st-Century for future use, rate and comment on represents the collective wisdom, as professional development to thoseLearner In Action,” the Lesson Plan lesson plans in the community, print experience and expertise of the many new to developing lesson plans. NotDatabase is an interactive resource plans to PDF, and share lesson plans members and staff that helped to de- only can peers rate and comment onand tool to support school librarians across social networking platforms. In velop this outstanding resource. And, published plans, but site moderatorsand other educators in teaching the addition, the database automatically as a dynamic publication, the ongoing can provide feedback on plans prioressential learning skills defined in the aligns the skills, dispositions in action, expansion and improvement of the to being published. For more informa-AASL learning standards. The data- responsibilities, and self-assessment database ensures that it will continu- tion, or to create an account and beginbase serves as a catalyst for collabora- strategies represented in the lesson ously serve the instructional design using the database, visit http://aasl.tion, as school librarians and teachers plan to their corresponding English needs of school librarians as they help jesandco.org/.work together to create projects that Language Arts Common Core Stan- students to be learners for life.” The “Standards for the 21st-Cen-weave content and skills into engaging dard as set forth by the AASL cross- Submissions to the Lesson Plan tury Learner Lesson Plan Database” is freely available to all users and is a part of AASL’s national campaign, Leaning4Life. The Learning4Life (L4L), www.ala.org/aasl/learning4life, national implementation plan sup- ports states, school systems, and indi- vidual schools preparing to implement the “Standards for the 21st-Century Learner” and “Empowering Learn- ers: Guidelines for School Library Programs.” Development and main- tenance of the database is supported through AASL membership dues. Summer E-Learning The Campaign 3M LIBRARY SYSTEMS LSSI (LIBRARY SYSTEMS & SERVICES LLC) From ACRL Looking to continue your for Americas BAKER & TAYLOR MARSHALL CAVENDISH professional development after Annual? ACRL is offering sev- BOUND TO STAY BOUND BOOKS MERGENT, INC. Libraries would BOWKER MORNINGSTAR eral online learning opportuni- ties in summer 2011 to meet the demands of your schedule like to thank BRODART COMPANY NEAL-SCHUMAN FOUNDATION and budget. 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Page 22 • Cognotes Monday, June 27, 2011 • NEW ORLEANSArmed Forces Librarians Reveal Their Varied JobsBy Dana K. Johnson public about the culture of the U.S. access www.usahec.org. To view their include distance learners, who areUniversity of North Texas Army and the American soldier. USA- collection online access www.ahoco. obtaining master degrees. Angelique Simmons of the U.S. HEC provides special events, authentic army.mil. More information on the CARL also offers adult and chil-Army Germany Hohenfels MWR war reenactments, lecture series, an US Army Military History Institute is dren’s services to include: books,Library introduced several federal li- Army Heritage Museum and special available at http://www.carlisle.army. both paper and electronic, databases,brarians who work in different aspects exhibits at Ridgeway Hall at Carlisle. mil/ahec/USAMHI/default.cfm. For DVDs, personal computer access withof federal service both in the United The goal of USAHEC is to “to tell the more information on DoDEA or School Internet and many others. CARL isStates and around the world at a pro- story of the Army one story at a time.” Library Information Specialists access currently transitioning from all- papergram Saturday devoted to armed forces Additionally, the U.S. Army Military http://www.dodea.edu/home/. to electronic holdings and is a leaderlibrarianship, sponsored by FAFLRT. History Institute collects items on all Ed Burgess is the Director of the in digitization of documents. CARL’s Kathleen Hanselman is the Director branches of services and all wars such Combined Armed Research Library OPAC receives about 1.5 digital visitsof the library at Royal Air Force (RAF) as: personal papers, diaries, journals (CARL) in Ft. Leavenworth, KS. to the virtual library each month.Lakenheath in England. This library and unit histories. CARL’s main objective is to support Visit http://www.cgsc.edu/carl/ foroffers multiple venues of service to Carla A. Southers is employed by students attending Command and information on CARL or to view theirthe military patrons and their fami- the Department of Defense Educa- General Staff College (CGSC), to digital library holdings.lies of all ages. Lakenheath serves as tion Activity (DoDEA). School Libraryan academic library supporting 2,500patrons who are in continuing educa- Information Specialists are hired by DoDEA to help provide education and Many Voices, One Nation:tion programs. They have a computerlab with Internet and wireless access, information access and consistency for military children and equitable access The Fabric of Our Communitiesa study area, American and Euro- for all DoDEA schools serving military By Naomi Fosher see we have so much in common.”pean book formats, language software, families. DoDEA school library informa- University of Rhode Island New Orleans writer and communityDVDs, netbook checkout, DVD camera tion centers are currently establishing a Weaving the fabric of our commu- organizer Jordan Flaherty awed thecheckout and many other services. virtual school library that will connect nities through stories, four writers audience with his discussion of his Employees are a mix of Department all DoDEA schools and online resources. shared and celebrated their work first book, Floodlines: Community andof Defense (DoD) and England’s Minis- DoDEA hires specialists to work in which inspires creativity and enriches Resistance from Katrina to the Jenatry of Defense (MoD). Funding issues K-12 schools both in the United States our world during “Many Voices, One Six. Always asking himself how he canbetween appropriated funds from the and internationally. Specialists must Nation” on Saturday. With an inspiring make difference through his writing,central Air Force library system non- have a specific skill set to include: a energy, Jose A. Aponte, the director of Flaherty’s book provides a firsthandappropriated funds make working at bachelor degree, a U.S. teaching cer- the San Diego County Library System, and inside look into the community,RAF Lakenheath an exciting challenge tification, MLIS library certification introduced each of the authors and culture and resistance in New Orleansto meet the needs of the diverse group with 12 credit hours of library concen- encouraged them to share their work after Hurricane Katrina and the eventsof patrons. tration and 12 credit hours of technol- and their own personal stories. in the Jena Six case which took place in Roberta Berthelot works for the U.S. ogy concentration, student teaching Both author Maya Soetero-Ng Jena, LA in 2006. Through his writingArmy Heritage & Education Center experience and a passing score on the and illustrator Yuyi Morales shared Flaherty wants to, “Build and plug in(USAHEC) in Carlisle, PA. The mission praxis exam. their children’s book Ladder to the to help in a true act of solidarity andof USAHEC is to educate the general For more information on USAHEC Moon. Inspired by Soetero-Ng’s young truly build a moment of justice.” daughter Suhaila’s questions about Abram Himelsteon, co-founder of her late grandmother Anne Dunham, the Neighborhood Story Project, shared the mother of Soetero-Ng and also his work in this book-making project YOUR BEST RESEARCH President Barack Obama, the story is a touching tribute. Evoking the based in the New Orleans neighbor- hoods which works to share stories STARTS HERE magic of the moon and the sky, the of the New Orleans culture in the main character Suhaila climbs a lad- very places where they live and work. Oxford Theatre Schedule BOOTH #2940 der to the moon with Grandma Annie. Abram recognized that in New Orleans FRI DAY, June 23 Reinforcing a common humanity, the people are “fiercely proud about our story touches on events which have communities beyond nostalgic, what- 5:30: Oxford Bibliographies 6:30: University Press 7:00: Berg Fashion Library affected people across the world. Maya ever that could be.” Working with writ- Online Scholarship Online reminds us all that, “Stories weave ers in the neighborhoods around New people together” and “Stories are open Orleans, Abram facilitates the creation SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY spaces for inquiry so children can of community documentaries. He hopes June 24 June 25 June 26 realize how powerful they are, that to capture as many people’s voices in they inspire the best in us and build the books and he highlighted that the 9:30 Online Dictionaries University Press Oxford Journals worlds.” Yuyi shares that, “Our stories money stays in the community which from Oxford Scholarship Online connect our rich differences so we can is an added benefit. 10:00 Grove Art Online and Digital Reference for Oxford Bibliographies ALTAFF President’s Program Grove Music Online Public Libraries Online 10:30 Oxford Journals Oxford Scholarship Social Explorer Online to Feature Author Marilyn Johnson 11:00 Berg Fashion Library Oxford Bibliographies University Press Online Scholarship Online The Association of Library Trust- the Perverse Pleasures of Obituaries, ees, Advocates, Friends and Foun- which was a finalist for the Barnes 1:00 BBC College of Oxford Journals Grove Art Online and Journalism Grove Music Online dations (ALTAFF), will host the & Noble Discover Prize and selected ALTAFF President’s Program, as a Borders Original Voice. She re- 1:30 Digital Reference for Online Dictionaries OXFORD EVENTS featuring best-selling author and cently recorded the book for a digital Public Libraries from Oxford AT ALA ANNUAL library advocate Marilyn Johnson, download edition. After studying 2:00 University Press Social Explorer from 10:30 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. today poetry at the University of New Discoverability Forum Scholarship Online Loews Hotel in Room 274 of the Morial Conven- Hampshire, Johnson was an editor 2:30 Social Explorer Special Oxford Bibliographies St. Landry Room tion Center. for Esquire and Outside and a staff Session Online Special Session Meet the Creator and Sunday, June 26th ALTAFF President Rod Gauvin writer for Life magazine. Meet the Editor and Chief of 8-10 AM President of Social Explorer OBO: Latin American Studies will host Marilyn Johnson, author “Marilyn Johnson made the Oxford Scholarship of This Book is Overdue! 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NEW ORLEANS • Monday, June 27, 2011 Cognotes • Page 23Reference Librarians Learn How to Market Their Product More EffectivelyBy Frederick J. Augustyn, Jr. digital signage, and with vinyl banners. fact by interviewing student library us- diate clientele so as not to disappoint.The Library of Congress Nancy Dowd, New Jersey State ers and put their photos on bookmarks For bibliographies and other informa- The Reference and User Services Library Director of Marketing, sug- promoting reference services. tion and to join the conversation, oneAssociation (RUSA) at its President’s gested examples of focusing on job The consensus among the present- can check on Face book searching byProgram on Saturday offered several seekers with offers of library assistance ers was “don’t overpromise” about what the keywords ALA RUSA Marketingspeakers with experience in serving in their quests advertised in places you can do for those outside your imme- Reference Services.their immediate clientele and the where they spend time. Among theselarger community in times of economic venues are laundromats, the Motorhardship. Amy Mather, Omaha Public Vehicle Administration, bodegas andLibrary, pointed out that when corpora- unemployment offices.tions cut their budgets, all too often the Jaimie Hollier, Colorado State Li-in-house library is among the first to brary, stated that “the best and most af-go. Omaha Public garnered corporate fordable marketing is a good message.”goodwill by stepping in to fill many She concurred with other panelists thatof the information needs of Mutual of librarians should “market the wholeOmaha, which recognized that effort package, but target specific audiences.”with financial support. She offered examples of how not to ad- Kathy Dempsey of LibrariesAreEs- vertise, such as with signs which aresential.com championed the promo- too busy with graphics or too clutteredtion of academic library services via with text. Readers should not have topartnerships with users. Offering the puzzle over the message. The library’scase of Arizona State University, she logo should appear, often in differentsuggested listening to what the student versions or colors in order to be morepatrons wanted—in her words, “what a noticeable and contact informationconcept!” Patrons unsurprisingly pre- should be easy to see.ferred a method that produced the most Selene Colburn, University of Ver-relevant results by searching in one mont Library, noted that the currentplace. She noted that the best promo- cohort of undergraduates comprises “ation of the product is “at the users’ point culture that desires to be seen and hasof need.” This includes the library’s fewer concerns about privacy than ear-home page, in school newspapers, via lier ones.” The library can tap into this The Saturday Poster Session II draws a crowd and inspires discussion. Poster Sessions provide an informal exchange of ideas, research and programs. This Today in the Exhibits year, 120 posters will be presented with 20 posters in each session. “ What’s Cooking @ AL A” Cooking Stage GROWING STORYTELLERS Louisiana Style Mobile Technology is the Perfect The “What’s Cooking @ ALA” Cooking stage is featuring a va- 9:30–10:30 a.m. Way to Adapt, Engage Users riety of chefs and authors. Chefs Sponsored by the National By Talea Anderson means of engaging with others (as seen will be heating up the exhibit floor, Storytelling Network University of Washington in the use of Foursquare); using mobile preparing their hottest recipes Joe Murphy, Yale University Librar- devices to contribute to a collective and autographing their latest GROWING STORYTELLERS ies, spoke at the ALA PR forum Sunday visual story and increasing the focus cookbooks. The “What’s Cooking Across the Nation about capitalizing on mobile technol- on data as a means of communication. @ ALA” Cooking Stage is located 10:30–11:30 a.m. ogy at the library. Within moments of Murphy suggested that librarians in the Exhibit Hall at the back Sponsored by the National beginning his presentation, Murphy think creatively about how to address of aisle 3000. Today’s schedule Storytelling Network had his audience hunting for their own trends in mobile technology. For in- includes: mobile devices as he posted QR codes stance, libraries could claim a Four- The Graphic Novel Stage containing the URL for his presenta- square location and thus reward library 200 Recipes for Making Located in the Graphic Novel/ tion as well as personal contact info. users for visiting the library and check- & Using Fruit Sodas & Fizzy Gaming Pavilion at the back of Murphy proceeded to exhort librar- ing in. They could encourage the use of Juices, Sparkling Waters, the 1600 aisle, the Graphic Novel ians to keep up with technology trends. the color or “instagram” apps, which Root Beers & Cola Brews, Stage features discussions and “We are in a bit of flames,” he said, gather together images of particular Herbal & Healing Waters, presentations on the graphic novel. speaking of the current state of librar- places, to create a virtual representa- Sparkling Teas & Coffees, This year, the ALA Artist Alley ies. “We all know that, but we do so well tion of the library and foster community Shrubs & Switchels, Cream debuts! Be present for autographs, because we learn to adapt.” story-telling centered on the library. Sodas & Floats, & Other the Artist Alley and giveaways. Part of adapting, as Murphy noted, Other touches could include using Drop- Carbonated Concoctions Today’s schedule includes: is responding to the clear growth in box to pass information to library us- Andrew Schloss Please visit the Graphic Novel/ mobile technology. Smart phones are ers, augmented reality to allow virtual 10:30 –11:30 a.m. Gaming Pavilion for more in- now outselling PCs, and according to engagement with the library space, and Sponsored by Storey Publishing formation on the Graphic Novel mashable.com, Americans are begin- the Square app to process credit card Giveaway! Enter to win the Great ning to spend more time using mobile payments with mobile devices. Raw Inspiration: Living Graphic Novel Library Giveaway apps than browsing the web via PC. The key, Murphy concluded, is Dynamically with Raw Food —Booth #1760 Not only is mobile technology grow- adaptability. “The real important lit- Angelina McKinsey Prize includes: Media Shelving ing, it’s growing exponentially. Twitter, eracy for librarians is flexibility,” he 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. with Custom Made End Panels, which accumulated one billion tweets said—the willingness to learn new Sponsored by Martin Pearl Lounge Seating, Reading table over its first three years in existence, skills and thus address users in a and chairs, Graphic Novel Spinner now sees one billion tweets per week. vernacular they understand. Murphy The PopTop Stage Racks, Accent Tables, Over 700 According to the company, Foursquare, rounded out his presentation with a The PopTop Stage focuses on Hand-Selected Graphic Novels! the app that permits users to check in few encouraging words for reluctant librarian favorites including: And more! and share their current location with tech-users. “Change is the name of our Mystery, Sci-Fi/ Fantasy and Grand Prize Drawing on Mon- friends, has experienced 3,400 percent game,” he said, “but we don’t have to Storytelling, featuring readings, day, June 27th at 9:30 a.m. when growth in the last year and a half. change who we are.” discussions, presentations and the entire display worth over In this climate, Murphy argued, it is performances. The PopTop Stage $20,000 will be awarded to one is located at the end of the 3300 winning library. Winner must be more important than ever for libraries to engage users through technology. Miss an Issue? aisle on the Exhibits Floor. Today’s present to win! Murphy noted several trends appear- Read all issues of Cognotes schedule includes: ing in the mobile arena and suggested online at: http://www.alaannual. that libraries consider each. These org/content/bookshelf trends include: Marking location as a
Page 24 • Cognotes Monday, June 27, 2011 • NEW ORLEANSCurrent Cutting Edge Services Reveal the Future of LibrariesBy Naomi Fosher ies presented on their cutting edge tury. Ranging from cloud computing to abstracting the DRC from IT serversUniversity of Rhode Island services in the presentation “Future web re-design, each of the librarians in order to speed up the management Can you imagine what the future of of Libraries: Cutting Edge Services” shared their experiences and passions and provide on demand self-service,libraries look like when applied today? on Saturday. in changing the way we can use tech- Davidson explained how they usedNominated by the ALA’s Office for Each of the nominations were solic- nology to better serve users. cloud computing to accomplish this. ToInformation Technology Policy, a di- ited and organized by the Program of Kristin Antelman, North Carolina read more about this, please check outverse spectrum of four leading librar- American’s Libraries for the 21st Cen- State University Libraries, shared her the chapter in the LITA guide, Getting experience in completely re-designing Started with Cloud Computing. their website. NCSU librarians had Buffy Hamilton, Creekview High noticed the website wasn’t meeting School, presented the “Media 21” the needs of their users (as it included project in which two sections of 10th 27 different subsites) and that it also grade honors literature and compo- didn’t reflect the personality of the sition courses were co-taught in an university. Antelman outlined the integrated setting for 9-12 weeks. most important considerations in Inspired by Dr. David Lankes’ idea With more than the redesign process which included of participatory librarianship and Dr. 47 million books points such as: make the re-design Henry Jenkins’ idea of participatory in print worldwide an organization-wide priority; clearly culture, Hamilton wanted to work to New York Times articulate the vision and goals; hire a partner with a teacher to embed the best selling author project manager and make the project library in the lives and learning spaces Harlan Coben at least one person’s full-time job; cre- of students in order to facilitate the autographs ate a core implementation team; keep shared ownership of learning. The copies of his book the process transparent; use agile project utilized these tools as a way Shelter following methodologies; and fight the urge to to engage students with a focus on his Auditorium design too early. inquiry and learning partnerships as Speaker Series John Davidson, Assistant Director well as assist students in obtaining presentation with of Library Systems and Digital Re- information fluency. J.A. Jance. source Commons Development, pre- Mary Anne Hodel, Orange County sented the re-modeling of the Digital Library System, shared the experi- Resource Commons (DRC) through ence of creating the OCLUS Shake the use of cloud computing. Davidson It! Mobile application. Available free explained that the management of on iTunes this app helps users find the DRC, an institutional repository something to read, watch, or listen consortia composed of 90 colleges and to with just a touch or a quick shake! universities in Ohio, was being hin- (In case you missed this session, it dered by the fact that it was managed will be part of the 2011 ALA Virtual on IT servers. With an interest on Conference, July 13-14). ALA 2011 Annual Virtual Conference Are you enjoying ALA Annual and feel ready for more? Here’s the perfect opportunity for you as well as for your colleagues who couldn’t make it to New Orleans—the best bargain in library continuing education today! ALA Virtual Conference—cost-effective professional development right at your fingertips—offers � Daily keynote speakers (danah boyd, July 13, David Lankes, July 14) � 11 interactive one-hour Web sessions on transformation in libraries of all types http://www.facebook.com/event � Author Talks moderated by Booklist editors .php?eid=180315685330088 � Creative and practical solutions as you interact with speakers and fellow attendees All for only $69.00 (individual registration) or $300.00 for up to 15 IP addresses so you can share among employees, branches, and departments. And you get access to the archive once the event is over! http://twitter.com/alaannual Bonus for ALA Annual Conference 2011 full registrants—free access to the archive whether or not you sign up for Track the tag #ALA11 the Virtual Conference. You’ll receive access instructions as soon as the archive is avaiable. More information, including session details as they become available, on the ALA Virtual Conference webpage at http://www.alavirtualconference.org/ Attend individually or with a group and be on your way to a complete in-depth conference delivered right to your computer! ALAAmericanLibraryAssociation
NEW ORLEANS • Monday, June 27, 2011 Cognotes • Page 25ASCLA Table Talks Explore HowTo Reach Isolated PopulationsBy Talea Anderson already in the works, were grand inUniversity of Washington scope: The Global Public Inclusive ASCLA members gathered Sunday Infrastructure, for instance, whichto discuss reorganization into inter- aims to use cloud technology to makeest groups concerned with physical, information accessible to people withlearning, social, cognitive and health all sorts of disabilities.disabilities. The proposed interest The meeting drew not only AS-groups are set to replace previous com- CLA members but other interestedmittees and round tables. It is hoped parties as well, including one or twothat they will serve to streamline representatives from the publishingASCLA’s efforts. industry. Nancy Keene visited the The meeting soon broke into groups meeting to speak about her experienceaiming to address vision disabilities, as the mother of a childhood cancerhearing disabilities, prison popula- survivor. Keene has written severaltions and access issues for the disabled books on the experiences of childhoodat large. As ASCLA members signed cancer survivors and their families –petition forms to create sundry in- she would like to see these materialsterest groups, they discussed each added to libraries.group’s proposed mission, mode of The activity during the meeting can Lisa Curtis, left, National Center for Interactive Learning, leads librarianscontact and future goals. be summarized by one participant’s through a hands on science project called “Winds” using toasters during Participants came to the ASCLA comments, as she said, “It’s all about “Science Programing 101 on Presenting Excellent Science Programs insession with a variety of concerns: awareness,” to agreement of those Your Library.”How to expand outreach programs to around the table.reach isolated populations? How tocoordinate with speech pathologists,therapists and teachers to tailor li- Wrap Up Rev Up Raffle Entry Form — Win Great Prizes Today!brary programs to particular needs? 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