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American Libraries Magazine will be publishing a post IFLA 2012 wrap-up. Enjoy this preview issue before going to San Juan and check back for expanded coverage in September 2012.

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  • 1. Books Professional Reading n online learning Webcasts and E-courses n rDa resource Description and Access SuMMER 2011 THE MAGAZINE OF THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION ResouRces and seRvices foR Global libRaRians Plus: n campaign for the World’s libraries n international copyright efforts n ask the ala library n intellectual freedom: it’s Global it’s local n a bavarian librarian in california
  • 2. CONNECTIMAGINE CONNECTING USERS, CONTENT, AND SERVICES LIKE NEVER BEFORE Introducing the Sierra Services Platform IFLA Annual Conference, Booth #334 sierra.iii.com
  • 3. CONTENTS AmericAn LibrAries | i n t e r n At i o n A L s u p p L e m e n t | summer 2011 Features 3 InternatIonal MeMbers WelcoMe! ALA membership isn’t just for librarians in the u.s. by JOHN CHRASTKA 4 ala Is InternatIonal Groups, programs, and awards extend the Association’s reach worldwide 6 onlIne learnIng Webcasts and e-courses bring educational opportunities to you12 annual conference the Association invites international librarians to join colleagues in Anaheim, california13 rDa toolkIt the online product is one year old and growing16 caMpaIgn for the WorlD’s lIbrarIes Latvia and barbados are the latest nations to join 27 ala JoblIst: a global resource the Association’s jobs service offers positions in the18 a bavarIan lIbrarIan In calIfornIa united states and beyond A visitor finds an “academic paradise” at ucsD by ANgelA güNTNeR 28 sIster lIbrarIes pairing up to make lasting connections20 neW froM ala eDItIons the American Library Association offers a wealth of 30 Intellectual freeDoM: It’s global, It’s local continuing education sources ALA’s freedom-to-read commitment by bARbARA M. JONeS ala’s InternatIonal copyrIght24 efforts 32 connectIng to ala anD Advocating for policies that promote accessibility ala resources by CARRie RuSSell tools and tips are at your fingertips26 ala lIbrary: an InternatIonal resource opInIon anD coMMentary 2 ala presIDent’s Message the Association’s own library is here to help, in ALA’s global reach person and online by MOlly RApHAel
  • 4. ALA PRESIdENT’S MESSAGE | Masthead ALA’s Global Reach by Molly Raphael tHe mAGAZine oF tHe AmericAn LibrArY AssociAtion internAtionAL DiGitAL suppLement, summer 2011 D ear Colleagues: 50 e. Huron st., chicago, iL 60611 On behalf of the membership and staff of the American www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org email americanlibraries@ala.org Library Association (ALA), I am pleased to present this 2011 toll free 800-545-2433 x5105 • local 312-280-4216 • fax 312-440-0901 edition of the International Supplement to American Libraries, ALA’s online career classified ads: JobList.ala.org flagship publication. editorial ALA is dedicated to providing leadership for “the development, interim editor-in-chief beverly Goldberg interim editor-in-chief George m. eberhart promotion, and improvement of library and information services associate editor Greg Landgraf and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and associate editor pamela A. Goodes ensure access to information for all.” Although we are the American guest editors director, international relations office michael Dowling Library Association, in fact our mission is international in its scope director, membership Development John chrastka and global in its reach. design and production ALA is 60,000 members strong, with nearly 2,000 located in more production director benjamin segedin production editors Jennifer brinson than 100 countries across the world. In addition to publications and taína Lagodzinski carlos orellana programs, ALA now delivers a grow- ing number of e-learning opportuni- publishing department The Association benefits associate executive director Donald chatham ties. No matter where you live or marketing and sales director mary mackay libraries and librarians, joblist classified advertising/ad traffic Katie bane work, you can be up-to-date with the rights, permissions, reprints mary Jo bolduc • x5416 no matter where. most important trends that affect advisory committee libraries and can find a wide variety chair Andrew K. pace, brian coutts, Luren Dickinson, pam spencer Holley, Guy Lamolinara, sarah rosenblum, of training courses for library staff and library supporters. paul signorelli; interns sian brannon, Kathryn oberg editorial policy: ALA policy manual, section 10.2 We all face economic, social, technological, and educational chal- lenges in our respective countries. ALA’s toolkits and resources for advertising representatives associate publisher brian searles advocacy, serving diverse populations, using technology, evaluating bsearles@ala.org • x5282 summer 2011 library services, and fundraising can be important resources in Acceptance of advertising does not constitute endorse- ment. ALA reserves the right to refuse advertising. countries and cultures throughout the world. Many of ALA’s units of- fer e-learning opportunities especially relevant for different types of subscribe Libraries and other institutions: $45/year, 6 issues, libraries, as well as for the variety of functions within our profes- u.s., canada, and mexico; foreign: $60. subscription price for individuals included in ALA membership dues. sion.|  800-545-2433 x5108, email membership@ala.org, or visitinternational supplement  My initiatives as ALA president are focused in two areas: advocacy www.ala.org. claim missing issues: ALA member and customer service. Allow six weeks. single issues $7.50, and diversity. “Empowering Voices: Communities Speak Out for with 40% discount for five or more; contact charisse perkins, 800-545-2433 x4286. Libraries” builds on the advocacy work of ALA over the past two de- published cades. Our vision is to identify, engage, and then empower our com- American libraries (issn 0002-9769) is published 6 times munities to speak out about the value and transformational power of yearly by the American Library Association (ALA). printed in u.s.A. periodicals postage paid at chicago, illinois, libraries, not just in tough economic times but year-in and year-out. and additional mailing offices. postmAster: personal members: send address changes to American libraries, In the area of diversity, we are building on the Spectrum Scholarship c/o membership records, ALA, 50 e. Huron st., chicago, program to ensure that we are also preparing a diverse cadre of iL 60611. ©2011 American Library Association. materials|  in this journal may be reproduced for noncommercial library professionals to be the library leaders of tomorrow. educational purposes.americanlibrariesmagazine.org  We hope that you will find the supplement a useful introduction to ALA’s products and services to benefit you and your library. Molly Raphael, advertisers | page Duke university press | 11 booklist | cover 4 2011–2012 ALA President innovative interfaces | cover 2 choice | 14 san José state university | 17, editions | 21 cover 3 Graphics | 5 the crowley company | 31 Guide to reference | 15 JobList | 25, 29 American Library Association pLA | 25 AcrL | 19 techsource | 23 2
  • 5. International Supplement | PROFESSIONAL dEVELOPMENTInternational MembersWelcome!ala membership isn’t just for librarians in the united states by John ChrastkaP ersonal membership in individual librarians, The International to ALA resources and the American Library library workers, facul- benefits, and all per- Relations Round Association (ALA) is ty, trustees, and sonal members have available at discounted Friends focused on Table creates the same eligibility torates for librarians and library promoting library ser- connections vote in ALA elections,workers practicing outside of the vices in school, aca- hold office, and serve between librariansUnited States. For annual dues of demic, and public on committees.US$78, international members settings; expanding the in the United Direct benefits ofreceive full rights and benefits visibility and reach of States and abroad. personal membershipof ALA membership, including the library profession; include a subscriptioneligibility to serve on commit- and ensuring that libraries of all to American Libraries magazine and thetees, run for office, and join any types are funded, staffed, and weekly e-newsletter Americandivision or round table. ALA equipped for the future. Joining ALA Libraries Direct, and discounts on reg-will also extend official letters as a personal member brings you in istration rates for Annual Conference,of invitation for ALA Annual close contact with your colleagues the Midwinter Meeting, and division-Conference to our interna- who share interests in similar areas al national conferences and symposia. summer 2011tional members upon request. of library service. While many divisions and round Personal members in ALA include All members receive equal access tables will be of interest to interna- tional librarians, ALA’s International Relations Round Table (IRRT) will be particularly relevant. IRRT creates | connections between librarians in international supplement the United States and abroad, pro- viding you with access to peers around the world who are interested in similar areas of librarianship as well as issues affecting library ser- vice delivery in various communities. IRRT is staffed by ALA’s Interna- | tional Relations Office and is the americanlibrariesmagazine.org center of activity for international members throughout the Associa- tion. IRRT membership is free upon request to ALA members residing outside of the United States. Get started as an ALA member to- day by joining the Association on- line at ala.org/ala/membership. z 3
  • 6. PROFESSIONAL dEVELOPMENT | International Supplement ALA Is International groups, programs, and awards extend the association’s reach worldwide W ith nearly 2,000 subcommittees for Africa, East International Relations members from Asia and the Pacific, Eurasia and Office (IRO) more than 100 Central Asia, the Near East and The mission of the International countries outside South Asia, Europe, and the Amer- Relations Office is to increase ALA’s the United States, the Ameri- icas. All members are eligible to presence in the global library com- can Library Association is truly serve on these committees, and munity, promote greater under- a global organization. That has representation by members from standing of international been true since its founding in each geographic region is encour- librarianship and international 1876, when ALA leaders such aged. library issues within ALA, and man- as Melvil Dewey attended early age international library activities conferences in Europe to foster on behalf of the Association. IRO collaboration and improve pro- Director Michael Dowling (mdowl- fessionalism. And ALA, in 1927, ing@ala.org) and Program Officer was a founding member of the In- Delin Guerra (dguerra@ala.org) can ternational Federation of Library serve as first contacts to ALA. Associations and Institutions. One of ALA’s core organizational Other ALA values is “Extending and expanding International Groups library services in America and International interest can be found around the world.” This value is em- International Relations in almost every part of ALA. A num- bodied in ALA’s new 2015 Strategic Round Table (IRRT) ber of ALA divisions, including thesummer 2011 Plan and accompanying Interna- Over 1,800 ALA members from Association for Library Collections tional Strategic Plan, found at ala many countries currently make up and Technical Services (ALCTS) and .org/ala/aboutala/missionhistory/ the IRRT, which was founded in the Association of College and Re- plan/. 1949. For over 60 years it has pro- search Libraries (ACRL), have their Many parts of ALA focus on inter- moted interest in library issues and own international relations com-| national connections, issues, and librarianship worldwide. The IRRT mittees. Others, such as the Publicinternational supplement interests, some of which are fea- develops programs and activities Library Association (PLA), have in- tured elsewhere in this supplement. that further the international objec- ternational interest groups. Here is a guide to some of ALA’s ma- tives of ALA and provide hospitality For subject area specialists, ACRL jor international groups, along with and information to visitors from has set up the Asian, African, and a listing of international awards abroad during ALA’s Annual Con- Middle Eastern Section (AAMES); presented by ALA. ference. Western European Studies Section Some of the IRRT’s initiatives are (WESS); and Slavic and Eastern Eu-| International Relations its Sister Libraries program and In- ropean Section (SESS).americanlibrariesmagazine.org Committee (IRC) ternational Partnership for Advoca- The Government Documents Created in 1923, the IRC’s 12 mem- cy and Library Services (iPALS) Round Table (GODORT) has an In- bers provide ALA Council and project. IRRT members are kept in- ternational Documents Task Force leaders with international priority formed about activities of the round (IDTF) that discusses problems and areas and policy advice, and pro- table and initiatives around the concerns related to international mote the global exchange of ideas world through the quarterly Interna- and foreign national government and knowledge. The IRC includes tional Leads newsletter. information.4
  • 7. The mission of the Ethnic and model for other libraries. ALA personalMulticultural Information Exchange Winners in 2011 were the Nation- member to attendRound Table (EMIERT) is to serve as al Library Board of Singapore’s his or her first in-a source of information on recom- “Quest” Library Reading Program; ternational confer-mended ethnic collections and ser- the National Library of Vietnam’s ence.vices, and on programs that deal “Expanding Information Access forwith the key issues of ethnicity and Visually Impaired People”; the E- Mildred L. Batch-librarianship. Publication System Platform Project elder Award at the National Central Library in Given since 1966ALA International Awards Taiwan; and the RISE Videoconfer- by the Association encing Network in Alberta, Canada. for Library ServicesALA Presidential Citation for to Children (ALSC)Innovative International Library John Ames Humphry/OCLC/Forest for the best trans- 2011 batchelder Winner: AProjects Press Award lated children’s Time of Miracles, written Since 2008 the ALA Presidential The award is given to a librarian book, to encourage in french by anne-laure bondoux, translated intoCitation for Innovative Internation- or person who has made significant the international english by y. Maudet.al Library Projects has highlighted contributions to international exchange of qualityhighly visible, innovative library librarianship. children’s literature.services outside of the United States For more information on thesethat draw attention to the potential Bogle Pratt International Library groups and programs please visitof libraries to create positive change Travel Fund Award ala.org/iro or contact intl@alaand have the potential to serve as a An award of $1,000 is given to an .org. z ©2009 American Library Association | Image courtesy of Summit Entertainment, LLC | New Moon by Stephenie Meyer is published by Little, Brown and Company | Design by Distillery Design Studio | www.alastore.ala.org ©2009 American Library Association | Image courtesy of Summit Entertainment, LLC | New Moon by Stephenie Meyer is published by Little, Brown and Company | Design by Distillery Design Studio | www.alastore.ala.org ©2009 American Library Association | Photography by Kimberly Butler | Design by Distillery Design Studio | www.alastore.ala.org ©2010 American Library Association | www.alastore.ala.org Photography by Kimberly Butler | Design by Distillery Design Studio READ - Seth Meyers.indd 1 11/17/09 9:42 AM summer 2011 | READ with international supplement the stars! ©2009 American Library Association | Photography by Kimberly Butler | Design by Distillery Design Studio | www.alastore.ala.org | americanlibrariesmagazine.org Buy 4 posters, get a 5th poster FREE! Order your posters at alastore.ala.org. ©2010 American Library Association | www.alastore.ala.org ©2009 American Library Association | Photography by Kimberly Butler | Design by Distillery Design Studio | www.alastore.ala.org Photography by Kimberly Butler | Design by Distillery Design Studio ©2009 American Library Association | Image courtesy of Summit Entertainment, LLC | New Moon by Stephenie Meyer is published by Little, Brown and Company | Design by Distillery Design Studio | www.alastore.ala.org READ - Seth Meyers.indd 1 11/17/09 9:42 AM 5
  • 8. online learning Webcasts and e-courses bring The American Library Association (ALA) understands the pressures and lack of resources that make engaging in professional development difficult for librarians. In response, ALA has launched its Online Learning website to give library employees across the globe access to web-based training on the fundamentals and latest trends in librarianship. At ALA Online Learning (ala.org/ala/onlinelearning/), you can find topics that cover all facets of the profession, from advocacy to management to youth services. You will find courses and webinars available 24 hours a day (asynchronous, with no live instruction), and others that are scheduled for particular dates and times (so be mindful of time zones). Online learning fees are listed in U.S. dollars, and many are free. The selections below are offered from August 2011 through spring 2012. For other ALA Online Learning events and the many that will be added in the coming months, please visit the website and bookmark it for ongoing updates. n Title: How to Create Strategic Stories to Gain Support for Your Library (webcast). Time: Available anytime. Registration Fee: Free. association of school librarians The single most important skill for librarians is n  Title: Learning4Life Webinars (webcast). the ability to share the library’s story in a compel- Time: Available anytime. ling way so people want to help you succeed. Thesesummer 2011 Registration Fee: $39 AASL member; $69 ALA complimentary webinars help you significantly im- member; $99 nonmember; $29 student. There is a prove your ability to tell your story and win support 10% discount for purchasing the series. District from parents, government officials, administra- pricing also available: $199 for 3–5 individuals; tors, and other stakeholders. Appropriate for all $399 for 6–9 individuals; $699 for 10+ individuals. types of libraries and information services, this in-| The person purchasing district package must be an teractive workshop includes an overview of tech-international supplement AASL member. niques; how to tell your library’s story using the This series of eight webinars addresses the four “Three-Act Storytelling Method”; and tips, tricks, strands of AASL’s Standards for the 21st-Century and techniques. Learner and the four chapters of AASL’s Empowering Audience: All librarians. Learners: Guidelines for School Library Media Pro- Fore more information: ala.org/aasl/slm. grams. These key webinars will help advance your school library program to meet the needs of the n Title: Planning Guide Webinars (webinar).| changing school library environment. Each webi- Time: Available anytime.americanlibrariesmagazine.org nar is now available in archived format; they can Registration Fee: Free. also be purchased as a package. Six on-demand webinars tailored to help school Audience: School librarians, school administra- librarians use AASL’s tool for program evaluation, tors, classroom teachers, school library supervi- planning, implementation, and advocacy, “A Plan- sors, educators of school librarians, curriculum ning Guide for Empowering Learners.” specialists. Audience: All librarians. For more information: ala.org/ For more information: ala.org/aasl/planning- aasl/141webinars. guideresources.6
  • 9. educational opportunities to you Date: October 31–November 18, 2011. Time: Asynchronous, unlimited access during course. Registration Fee: $135 ACRL member; $175 ALA member; $195 nonmember; $60 student. This course will explore new ways that in- struction librarians can retool their instructional association of college and approaches to actively engage students in the pro- research libraries (acrl) cess of information retrieval and knowledge cre- n Title: Statistics for the Non-Mathematical ation. Mind (course). Audience: Academic librarians, instruction Date: September 12–30, 2011. librarians, educators, and anyone interested in re- Time: Asynchronous, unlimited access during invigorating their approach to IL instruction to course. better meet rapidly changing student research be- Registration Fee: $135 ACRL member; $175 ALA haviors. member; $195 nonmember; $60 student. For more information: www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/ Assessing services, resources, personnel, and fa- divs/acrl/events/elearning/courses/sociallife.cfm. cilities is necessary in our world of accountabili- ty. This course explores major concepts and uses spreadsheets for collecting, organizing, analyzing, and presenting numerical data needed for assessment. Audience: Librarians in academic libraries. For more information: www.acrl.org/ala/mgtps/ ala techsource divs/acrl/events/elearning/courses/ n Title: Using Google Apps for a More Efficient statistics.cfm. Library (webinar). Dates: September 7 and 14, 2011. n Title: Service Learning and Information Time: 2:30–4 p.m. Eastern Time. Literacy: Models for Engagement (live webcast). Registration Fee: $76.50 ALA member; $85 Date: October 4, 2011. nonmember. Time: 11 a.m. Pacific Time; noon Mountain Google Apps are free and easy to use, and have the Time; 1 p.m. Central Time; 2 p.m. Eastern Time. potential to make work more efficient by increasing summer 2011 Registration Fee: $50 ACRL member; $75 ALA the flexibility of documents, making information- member, $90 nonmember; $40 student; $295 group. sharing simpler, and increasing the ability for mul- This webcast will define and promote service- tiple employees to collaborate. In this workshop, learning collaborations between librarians, faculty, library director and Google Apps expert Suzann Hol- students, and community partners. land will show users how these applications work | Audience: Academic librarians,. and how they can be used in ways that make the work international supplement For more information: www.acrl.org/ala/ of a library administrator more efficient. With less mgrps/divs/acrl/events/elearning/courses/ time spent on such tasks, managers can devote more servicelearning.cfm. time to creative and strategic work. Participants will learn: n Title: Creating a “Social Life” for Information n How to reduce time spent on routine and re- Literacy Instruction in Libraries (course). curring management tasks n How to use Google Apps like Google Docs, | Gmail, and Google Calendar in a library-specific americanlibrariesmagazine.org context n How to customize Google Apps to fit your library environment and workflow n Strategies for further implementation of Google Apps Audience: All librarians. For more information: www.alastore.ala.org/ detail.aspx?ID=3434. 7
  • 10. online learning ment and collection management is covered. Sections include collections policies and budgets as part of library planning; collection development; collection Association for Library Collections & Technical Services management; collection analysis; and outreach, liai- son, and marketing. association for library collections Audience: This course appeals to anyone inter- and technical services (alcts) ested in the topic with no previous experience. n Title: Fundamentals of Acquisitions (course). For more information: ala.org/ala/alcts. Date: October 3–28, 2011 (4 weeks). Time: Asynchronous, unlimited access during n Title: Fundamentals of Preservation (course). course. Date: October 17–November 11, 2011 (4 weeks). Registration Fee: $109 ALCTS member; $129 Time: Asynchronous, unlimited access during nonmember. course. This online course focuses on the basics of Registration Fee: $109 ALCTS member; $129 library acquisitions. It provides a broad overview of nonmember. the operations involved in acquiring materials after This course introduces participants to the princi- the selection decision is made. ples, policies, and practices of preservation in libraries Audience: FOA is tailored for librarians and and archives. It provides tools to begin extending the paraprofessionals new to the acquisitions field, in all useful life of library collections. types and sizes of libraries. Audience: Designed to inform all staff, across di- For more information: ala.org/ala/alcts. visions and departments and at all levels of respon- sibility. n Title: Fundamentals of Electronic Resources For more information: ala.org/ala/alcts. Acquisitions (course). Dates: August 22 –September 16, 2011; Novem- ber 14–December 9, 2011 (4 weeks). Time: Asynchronous, unlimited access during course. Registration Fee: $109 ALCTS member; $129 association for librarysummer 2011 nonmember. This online course provides an overview of ac- service to children (alsc) quiring, providing access to, administering, sup- n Title: ALSC Online Education Courses porting, and monitoring access to electronic (course). resources. It gives a basic background in electronic Dates: Fall (September 26–November 4, 2011);| resource acquisitions. Winter (January 16–February 24, 2012); Springinternational supplement Audience: This course appeals to anyone inter- (April 2–May 11, 2012); Summer (July 11–August 19, ested in the topic with no previous experience. 2012). For more information: ala.org/ala/alcts. Time: Asynchronous, unlimited access during course. n Title: Fundamentals of Collection Develop- Registration Fee: $95 ALSC member; $145 ALA ment and Management (course). member; $165 nonmember. Dates: September 12–October 7, 2011; October Learn from your peers around the world from| 24–November 18, 2011 (4 weeks). the comfort of your home with an asynchronousamericanlibrariesmagazine.org Time: Asynchronous, unlimited access during ALSC Online Education course. Sessions run from course. four to six weeks, depending on the course, and in- Registration Fee: $109 ALCTS member; $129 clude topics such as reading instruction, book eval- nonmember. uation, and children’s programming. This online course addresses the basic components Audience: Children’s librarians and/or parapro- of collection development and management (CDM) in fessionals in public libraries and schools. libraries. Complete definition of collection develop- For more information: ala.org/alsced.8
  • 11. n Title: Job Hunting for the Recent or Future MLS Graduate (webinar). Date: October 19, 2011. Time: 2:30–4 p.m. Eastern Time. Registration Fee: Free. You have or soon will earn your MLS degree—butlibrary leadership and what’s next? How do you put it to work? ApplyingManagement association (llaMa) and interviewing for a professional library position n Title: Return on Investment in a Tough can be fraught with anxiety and frustrations, butEconomy—Defining the Value of the Academic you can put yourself ahead of the herd with theLibrary (webinar). right information and strategies. Date: September 14, 2011. Audience: Library students or recent MLS gradu- Time: 2:30–4 p.m. Eastern Time.Registration ates about to enter the workforce or start a job search.Fee: $49 LLAMA member; $59 non-LLAMA mem- For more information: : ala.org/ala/mgrps/ber; $199 LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at divs/llama/conted/index.cfm.one site); $239 non-LLAMA group rate (5 or morepeople at one site). Highlights two projects to help academic OFFICE FORlibraries apply return on investment (ROI)principles to demonstrate their value and impact Intellectual Freedomon users and justify the expense during challeng- American Library Associationing economic times. Irene Herold, dean of thelibrary, Mason Library, Keene State College; office for Intellectualand Jon Cawthorne, associate university libra- freedom (oIf)rian, public services, Office of the University n Title: Intellectual Freedom Summer SchoolLibrarian, O’Neill Library, Boston College, will (webinars).explain the application of Triple (people, planet, Dates: August 2011, weekly offerings.and profit) Bottom Line Accounting (TBLA) to Registration Fee: $39 ALA member; $49 non-ROI. member; $95 group of two or more attendees at the Audience: All interested. same location. summer 2011 For more information: : ala.org/ala/mgrps/ During the summer of 2011, ALA’s Office for In-divs/llama/conted/index.cfm. tellectual Freedom will offer a series of online learning opportunities on a wide range of issues to n Title: A Person of Interest: Safety and Security in meet the needs of busy library professionals. Cur-the Library (webinar). rent events and hot topics in intellectual freedom, | Date: November 16, 2011. including international issues and perspectives, international supplement Time: 2:30–4 p.m. Eastern Time. will be the focus of these webinars. Registration Fee: $49 LLAMA member; Audience: Specific programming will be avail-$59 non-LLAMA member; $199 LLAMA group able for public, school, and academic librarians.rate (5 or more people at one site); $239 non- For more information: ala.org/ala/onlinelearn-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one ing/issues/censorship.cfm.site). Learn how to deal with patrons in the library who |are displaying behavioral problems, breaking the americanlibrariesmagazine.orglaw, or breaking library policy. Hear about strate-gies for effectively addressing difficult situations asthey arise and what you can do to minimize disrup-tions to library service. public library association (pla) Audience: All interested. n Title: Turning the Page 2.0 Advocacy Training For more information: : ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/ Program (course).llama/conted/index.cfm. Dates: Sessions beginning October 31, 2011; 9
  • 12. online learning Time: Asynchronous, unlimited access during course. Registration Fee: $130 RUSA member; $175 ALA member; $210 nonmember; $100 student or re- tired member. A comprehensive course focusing on methods of evaluating reference service, behavioral aspects of ref- erence service, and different types of questions that March 19, 2012; and June 25, 2012. can be used to help patrons identify their need(s). Us- Time: Weekly one-hour webinar. One ing images, audio, and video, this in-depth education- to two hours of independent homework each al approach covers everything from the approachability week. of the librarian to how to follow up with a patron. Registration Fee: Free. Audience: Support staff, library technicians, Become your library’s strongest advocate with newly hired reference librarians, and librarians “Turning the Page 2.0,” a six-week blended learning who want to brush up on their interview skills. program led by professional facilitators who will For more information: ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/ teach valuable skills and lead you through the cre- rusa/development/referenceinterview/index.cfm. ation of a customized Advocacy Work Plan for your library. n Title: Business Reference 101 (course). Audience: Open to all public librarians, library Date: September 19–October 14; October 24– staff, and library supporters. November 18, 2011. For more information: ala.org/pla/turning Time: Asynchronous, unlimited access during thepage. course. Registration Fee: $130 RUSA member; $175 ALA member; $210 nonmember; $100 student or retired member. Four-week, web-based professional develop- ment course designed for academic, special, or public librarians and other researchers and library staff who have a basic understanding of some busi-summer 2011 ness resources but who do not work with them of- reference and user services ten enough to build expertise. association (rusa) Audience: Public, special, and academic librar- n Title: Genealogy 101 (course). ians and other researchers and library staff who Date: Fall 2011. may feel somewhat intimidated when faced with| Time: Asynchronous, unlimited access during business reference questions.international supplement course. For more information: ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/ Registration Fee: $130 RUSA member; $175 ALA rusa/development/businessreference101/index member; $210 nonmember; $100 student or retired .cfm. member. Genealogy 101 is aimed at reference staff with lit- n Title: Introduction to Spatial Literacy and tle or no experience in genealogy and will provide Online Mapping (course). tools for assisting patrons with family history re- Date: Fall 2011.| search. The goal of the class is to give students con- Time: Asynchronous, unlimited access duringamericanlibrariesmagazine.org fidence and skill in assisting family history course. researchers. Registration Fee: $130 RUSA member; $175 Audience: Library students and reference staff. ALA member; $210 nonmember; $100 student or For more information: ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/ retired member. rusa/development/genealogy101/index.cfm. Three-week course that will introduce students and library staff to a variety of mapping tools and n Title: The Reference Interview (course). GIS technologies that are of interest to both public Date: November 1–December 9, 2011. and academic library users.10
  • 13. Audience: Any librarian interested in GIS and policy should include, how the policy can help youonline mapping as a way to improve information support teens, and how you can use the policy as andelivery and for other uses in a library setting. advocacy tool. For more information: ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/ Audience: Young adult librarians, school librar-rusa/development/spatialliteracy/index.cfm. ians, library workers, teachers, administrators, and any professional whose focus is teens and tweens. For more information: ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/ yalsa/onlinecourses/webinar.cfm#live. n Title: What Is That Thing? Making QR Codes Work in Your Library (webinar).young adult library services Date: October 20, 2011.association (yalsa) Time: 2–3 p.m. Eastern Time. n Title: Secrets of the Seal: The Michael L. Registration Fee: $29 student; $39 member;Printz Award (course). $49 nonmember; $195 group. Date: Fall 2011. In this webinar you’ll learn what a QR code is, Registration Fee: $135 YALSA member; $175 how to use QR codes to market library program-ALA member; $195 nonmember. ming and events, and how to use QR codes as a Join YALSA for a brand new e-course this fall. bridge to teen-related content.The “Secrets of the Seal” course will explore the Audience: Young adult librarians, school librar-history of the award, the criteria for award winners, ians, library workers, teachers, administrators, andand how to connect readers with the Printz award any professional whose focus is teens and tweens.winner and honor books. For more information: ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/ Audience: Young adult librarians, school librar- yalsa/onlinecourses/webinar.cfm#live. zians, library workers, teachers, administrators, andany professional whose focus is teens and tweens. For more information: ala.org/yalsa/onlinecourses. n Title: Webinars-on-Demand (webinars). summer 2011 Time: Available anytime. Registration Fee: $19 individual; $49 for aseries of three. Looking for professional guidance on teen ser-vices trends? Look no further than YALSA’s Webi- |nars-on-Demand. In these previously recorded Publisher of scholarly international supplementwebinars, experts from the field will guide youthrough hour-long sessions that you can put into Books, Journals, andpractice at your library immediately. ElEctronic collEctions Audience: Young adult librarians, school librar-ians, library workers, teachers, administrators, andany professional whose focus is teens and tweens. Duke University Press For more information: ala.org/yalsa/webinars. is a division of Duke University | americanlibrariesmagazine.org in Durham, North Carolina, USA. n Title: Tweet, Like, Link: Creating a Social Me-dia Policy for Your Library (webinar). Date: September 15, 2011. Visit us at Booth 219 Time: 2–3 p.m. Eastern Time. for morE information. Registration Fee: $29 student; $39 member;$49 nonmember; $195 group. www.dukeupress.edu In this webinar you’ll learn what a social mediapolicy is, why it’s important to have one, what the 11 IFLA Ad_2011_print.indd 1 7/7/11 3:09:07 PM
  • 14. PROFESSIONAL dEVELOPMENT | International Supplement Annual Conference the association invites international librarians to join colleagues in anaheim, california C ome and join us at and depth of content for attendees the 2012 ALA Annual from any size or type of library. In Conference, to be held addition, your colleagues are plan- June 21–26 in Ana- ning more social events for net- heim, California. Known as the working and learning than you’ll “Land of Vacations,” Anaheim find at any other library event. has inviting beaches, world- With your conference registra- famous attractions, hundreds of tion, you will have an opportunity to fashion-setting stores and bou- visit ALA’s exhibit hall, the Stacks. tiques, and restaurants, cafés, With over 900 exhibiting organiza- n  International papers—ALA and microbreweries to suit every tions, the Stacks features 10 pavil- invites you to submit a proposal for taste. Anaheim offers a wealth of ions of targeted products and four a paper on how your library or activities for the entire family, stages with the hottest authors, country is addressing a selected from Disneyland to the Crystal chefs, poets, and illustrators. The topic. To learn more about how to Cathedral, drawing visitors to this exhibit floor is an integral part of submit an application to present a center of entertainment and fun. the education that takes place at the paper, email ALA’s International During the conference, you will Annual Conference and of the over- Relations Office at intl@ala.org. have an opportunity to choose from all conference experience. n  International reception—A hundreds of programs spanning the special evening reception will be Especially forsummer 2011 hot topics and current issues affect- held in honor of international ing libraries and the communities international visitors librarians, so you can meet other they serve. Planned by ALA’s divi- n  Orientation—A special introduc- international guests as well as col- sions, round tables, offices, and af- tion to ALA, the conference, and the leagues from the United States. filiated organizations, the programs city of Anaheim. During the orien- n  International visitors| presented at the Annual Conference tation, you will have an opportunity lounge—A place where you can re-international supplement are unparalleled in their breadth to meet U.S. librarians who serve as lax, review the conference program, advisors to help you navigate the or even hold a small meeting with conference. If you are interested, newfound colleagues and friends. A please check the mentor box on your computer with internet access will registration form. be provided. ALA volunteers will be n  Preconference—A half-day available to answer questions and program that will focus on how U.S. provide assistance.| libraries are managing some of theamericanlibrariesmagazine.org important issues that affect librar- Registration and ians around the world. information n  International poster ses- Information on hotels and registra- sions—An opportunity to promote tion will be available in January the activities of your library, show- 2012. You may preregister directly case innovative programming, and through ALA using the online regis- share ideas with your colleagues tration form at the ALA website worldwide. (ala.org) beginning in January. z12
  • 15. International Supplement | PROFESSIONAL dEVELOPMENTRDA Toolkitthe online product is one year old and growingI n June, the Library of Con- ings at the top level; a “sort by in- permanent links from their products gress, the U.S. National struction number” option will be to RDA Toolkit. Instructions for us- Library of Medicine, and added to search results in response ing this unique, free service and for the U.S. National Agricul- to user requests; and the speed of building links based on RDA instruc-tural Library jointly announced RDA Toolkit will be improved with tions numbers are available at wwwthat they will adopt RDA: Re- the insertion of page breaks that or- .rdatoolkit.org/userguides.source Description and Access ganize the chapters into more man- The RDA Toolkit Blog debuted inas the new standard for biblio- ageable chunks of data. March 2011 at www.rdatoolkit.org/graphic description, with imple- Some new enhancements are al- blog. Its mission is to provide a fo-mentation to begin sometime ready active on RDA Toolkit. Users rum for the open exchange of infor-after January 1, 2013. Decisions and RDA testers found that the mation between the RDAregarding the implementation of book-style table of contents of the copublishers and the internationalRDA from other national libraries print version was especially useful cataloging community. The blog willare still pending. This news and in navigating RDA, so the print table answer questions; report on thethe one-year anniversary of of contents was developed into an Joint Steering Committee’s updatingRDA Toolkit provide a good op- online section of RDA Toolkit. A processes, timelines, and RDAportunity to review its growth book-style index to supplement Toolkit enhancements and fixes;and look forward to the future. RDA Toolkit’s full-text search capa- and share tips and best practices for RDA was designed for the digital bility has also been added. Unlike using RDA Toolkit.world and its universe of users the full-text search, the index in- Now in print summer 2011seeking to share metadata. As such, cludes AACR2 terms such as “addedRDA marks a significant evolution- entries” that aren’t in RDA but will Despite the advances representedary step from its predecessor, likely be searched on. The index is by the digital RDA Toolkit, manyAACR2. RDA Toolkit, the web-based included in search and displays at have expressed the need for tradi-manifestation of RDA, is a key ele- the bottom of a hit list, alongside tional print. |ment of this change; available on- glossary search results. The full-text print version of international supplementline at www.rdatoolkit.org, it RDA: Resource Description and Accessincludes a flexible and interactive New services serves as an offline access point topresentation of RDA content that is RDA Toolkit subscribers who also help solo and part-time catalogersboth searchable and browsable. subscribe to Library of Congress’s evaluate RDA , as well as to support Cataloger’s Desktop or OCLC’s Con- training and classroom use in in-Recent additions nexion can now connect directly with stitutions of any size. The forth-The RDA Toolkit staff was already at RDA Toolkit from the user interface coming print version of RDA |work on improvements to the prod- of those products. The MARC linking Element Set collects relevant infor- americanlibrariesmagazine.orguct when the test committee sub- service allows users and vendors mation based on cataloging work-mitted its recommendations; thus alike to create MARC-related links flow in one place for ease of use,some of the requested enhance- deep into RDA Toolkit. Creators of and offers the full text of selectedments are expected to appear on the workflows, training materials, or RDA instructions. Information onsite this autumn: The expanding/ other procedural materials can use purchasing RDA print products,collapsing table of contents in the this service to build links based on depending on where you are in theleft-column navigation will be MARC data to RDA instructions. world, is at www.rdatoolkit.org/streamlined to reveal chapter head- Vendors can use the service to create rdaprint. 13
  • 16. PROFESSIONAL dEVELOPMENT | International Supplement RDA translations tion of RDA, when additional 30 days of access. These offers are Looking toward 2012, RDA Toolkit concurrent access is likely needed. available to all users everywhere in plans to continue to both improve To qualify, just subscribe to RDA the world. the functionality of the website and Toolkit (or renew) for as many users expand the range of assets we offer. as you think you will need. We will More information and Among the most significant of these automatically double the number of ongoing updates new assets will be the release of users on your account for the sub- Bookmark www.rdatoolkit.org, translated versions of RDA Toolkit scription year. where you can access webinar ar- and print RDA; preliminary work is RDA Toolkit also now offers chives; pricing, subscription, and underway for French- and German- an RDA Toolkit Free Trial (www renewal information; the RDA Tool- language versions, with translation .rdatoolkit.org/trial). Anyone can kit blog; an RDA training calendar; into Spanish and other languages to register for a one-time, 30-day presenter/trainer materials; RDA follow. trial of RDA Toolkit at no charge. print information; and related re- The RDA Toolkit Free Trial is in- sources. Special offers and tended to provide the access re- Sign up at www.rdatoolkit.org/ free trials quired to make an informed rdalist to receive special offers, A double-user offer has been ex- decision about subscriptions. A webinars, and product updates. tended for those who subscribe or separate free trial, RDA Post-Event Sign up for a free 30-day trial at renew at any site-license level to Access (www.rdatoolkit.org/ www.rdatoolkit.org/trial. RDA Toolkit before August 31, 2012. posteventaccess), is available Special double-user offer The offer is intended to help insti- through the leaders of RDA through August 31, 2012; details at tutions during initial implementa- training events and also includes www.rdatoolkit.org/pricing. z Choice Reviews Online www.cro2.orgsummer 2011 See what all the buzz is about and join the more than 350 International CHOICE subscribers by signing up for Choice Reviews Online. Current subscribing| countries include Austrlia, UAE, France,international supplement Germany, Taiwan, and many more. With a Choice Reviews Online subscription you will receive: * Easy Access to over 160,000 Choice Reviews * Download, Print, or E-mail Search Results| * Exclusive Online Contentamericanlibrariesmagazine.org * Ability to Browse the Full Text of Select For more information, visit www.cro2info.org. To sign up for a free 60-day trial, visit www.cro2.org.14
  • 17. “ . . . brilliant, well-organized and invaluable” “. . . unlocks 100 years of referencescholarship devoted to identifying, describing, andorganizing the best sources for nding authoritative Combining the best of a traditional information on any subject” resource and an online database Entries describing 16,000+ essential global print and web reference sources—ideal for students learning new resources, reference librarians seeking answers, and librarians developing “. . . blends traditional print collections anywhere. reference tools with timely Internet resources” Free trial from anywhere in the world! Sign up at www.guidetoreference.org or for institutional trials, contact us at guidetoreference@ala.org.“. . . a magni cent successor to Take a video tour at www.guidetoreference.org to learn about: the previous print • Browse, Single-box Search, and Advanced Search editions” • Editor’s Guides (expert introductory essays to each category) • Interactive Features and Sharing summer 2011 • Connecting to Your Collection “. . . easy to navigate” www.guidetoreference.org | international supplement “. . . no scholarly librarian can provide effective research service | americanlibrariesmagazine.orgwithout ALA’s Guide to Reference.” “. . . essential [for] all research libraries” 15
  • 18. PROFESSIONAL dEVELOPMENT | International Supplement Campaign for the World’s Libraries latvia and barbados are the latest nations to join S ince launching their Campaign for the World’s Libraries in 2001, the American Library Associ- ation (ALA) and the International Federation of Library Associa- tions and Institutions (IFLA) have worked together to pro- mote and highlight the project. The public-awareness campaign is designed to showcase the unique and vital roles that public, school, academic, and special libraries play worldwide and to speak loudly and clearly about the value of libraries and librarians in the 21st century.summer 2011 Over 30 countries have joined the Campaign for the World’s Libraries. Latvia and Barbados recently initi- ated their campaigns.| Latvia ka/1395/, where a special world map world cultural heritage list, whichinternational supplement In 2010 the Latvian National Com- notes places participants learned contains more than 750 objects of mission for UNESCO, the Latvian about at Latvian libraries. culture and nature. The uniqueness National Library, and the Library The 2011 theme for the campaign and beauty of these places under- Association of Latvia organized their is the study and promotion of world scores the diversity of our planet campaign, Pasaule t@vā bibliotēkā cultural heritage, with two main ob- and its inhabitants. (“World @ Your Library”). Libraries jectives: first, to promote Latvian from all parts of Latvia took part in libraries as a modern information Barbados| the campaign and encouraged chil- resource, and to invite children and The Library Association of Barbadosamericanlibrariesmagazine.org dren and young people to inquire young people to learn about other (LAB) joined the Campaign for the about exotic places and cultures. countries and cultures by reading World’s Libraries in 2010 to make a The Library Association of Latvia books and maps and by using all the commitment to expose the people of has gained valuable experience and resources available at the library; Barbados to the values of the cam- is continuing with the second phase and second, to encourage them to paign and to highlight the roles of of its campaign The association cre- learn about the world and to pro- libraries and the work of librarians. ated a web page for the campaign at mote understanding about its cul- LAB decided to launch a poster www.stastulaiks.lv/en/bibliote- tural heritage, based on UNESCO’s competition with the assistance of16
  • 19. Winning posters for the “building strong communities @ your library” contest created by the library association of barbados. left, Jade clark, 7–8 year-old winner. right, Jabarry bretney, 9–10 year-old winner.the Library and Information Associ- successful, based not only on the As part of its overall strategy, LAB isation of Jamaica, which had devel- number of entries and the attention engaging with the Association ofoped a similar contest. The that it received, but also on the level Guidance Counselors, which runs ca-competition was geared towards of corporate sponsorship of prizes. reers showcases throughout the yearyoung people, allowing them to ex- The posters will be printed and in the nation’s schools, to make thempress how they saw the library in distributed across Barbados in aware that librarianship is a viabletheir community through the theme schools, supermarkets, stores, bus and rewarding profession. As LAB“Building Strong Communities @ stations, and other public spaces. continues its programs, it hopes theyyour library.” The competition, LAB has met with the state-owned will result in a heightened awarenesslaunched in September 2010, was Transport Board, which has agreed of the roles of libraries and librarians.divided into three age groups, draw- to let the association use the sides of To learn more about the Cam-ing a total of over 300 entries. two buses to display the posters and paign for the World’s Libraries visit The poster competition was very other relevant messages. www.ifla.org/en/at-your-library. z summer 2011 | international supplement | americanlibrariesmagazine.org 17
  • 20. PROFESSIONAL dEVELOPMENT | International Supplement A Bavarian Librarian in California a visitor finds an “academic paradise” at ucsD by Angela Güntner A fter touring libraries throughout the Ger- man state of Bavaria as part of a library- visiting program dealing with information-literacy training, I decided to extend that rewarding experience by taking part in the German-U.S. Librarian Exchange Opportunity cosponsored by the American Library Association and Berufsverband Information Bibliothek (BIB). I chose the University of California at San Diego Libraries as my preferred destination for a visit of foursummer 2011 weeks in April and May of 2011. The organization of the trip went extraordinarily well and without any complications. Soon after I had sub- tal libraries, joining several com- door swimming pool. mitted my personal profile and my mittee meetings, and discussing all Working conditions in the United| library preference to the associa- aspects of library life in one-on-one States are different from those ininternational supplement tions, ALA International Relations encounters with department heads, Germany in many ways. In San Di- Office Director Michael Dowling put library managers, and other aca- ego, for the first time in my entire me in touch with Marlo Young, the demic staff. educational and professional career, coordinator of my stay at UCSD. She I was situated in the Social Sci- I worked on both Good Friday and created a schedule according to my ences and Humanities Library, lo- Easter Monday. What I liked much interests and always was more than cated in the main library building, better was the fact that librarians at willing to give me any additional which is named Geisel Library in UCSD aren’t required to use time| support (including a pickup at the honor of Theodor Seuss Geisel, bet- clocks; it is a matter of mutual trustamericanlibrariesmagazine.org airport). ter known as children’s-book author and personal responsibility to work Right after my arrival, I was given Dr. Seuss. There I got my first big one’s hours properly and to get one’s the opportunity to introduce myself, surprise, because there was no of- work done within the required my hometown, and my home library fice waiting for me, just a cubicle. amount of time. at a very pleasant welcome recep- Though well-equipped and rather But what I liked most were the tion. My working schedule as a vis- comfortable, this construction re- outstanding and, to my mind, very iting librarian consisted of getting minded me, the spoiled European, successful efforts of the UCSD tours through different departmen- of a changing room at a German in- libraries to create a “living room for18
  • 21. learning” for their students and fac- In the lively learning and re- such as a video clip about Geiselulty. A living room just like at search environment the UCSD Library on YouTube or more con-home—that was my impression Libraries seek to provide, there is ventional instructional videos offer-when I first saw all the comfortable outreach, information, reference, ing a tour of the library, or helpchairs and matching ta- and training everywhere. using databases or avoidingbles within the libraries At the UCSD Librarians, as well as plagiarism.and people sitting there, Libraries there nonacademic library My stay there led me to praise thejust talking or relaxing, staff, are well prepared UCSD Libraries as a sort of academ-next to those at their is outreach, for any question that may ic paradise; but sadly, a budget cut ofdesks, working diligently information, arise at the Information $3 million means upcoming consol-at their computers. reference, and Reference Desk, idations and reassignments. No one Some were even taking which even offers the op- knows what the UCSD Libraries willa nap, and others were and training tion of highly specialized look like in a couple of years; but Ihaving a snack break, everywhere. one-on-one consulta- am sure they will still provide an at-bringing their coffee, tions. Library classes are mosphere for all kinds of high-levelCoke, chips, and cookies. Food and offered in cooperation with faculty learning. I offer thanks for this trulydrinks next to the books? Could that in order to fulfill courses’ special once-in-a-lifetime experience. zbe true? Yes, it is. In response to my needs concerning library use and“German angst,” I was told that theft academic research. angela güntner works at University ofand book damage have not increased Nevertheless, the libraries don’t Passau Library in Lower Bavaria, Germany.since these concessions have been keep in contact with their patrons in ALA and the Berufsverband Information Bibliothek entered into an agreement in 2009made to the contemporary student person only. They have established a to work together to promote and facilitatelifestyle. wide range of e-learning materials, exchanges between the two countries. summer 2011 | international supplement | americanlibrariesmagazine.org 19
  • 22. PROFESSIONAL dEVELOPMENT | International Supplement New from ALA Editions the american library association offers a wealth of continuing education sources F rom ILL to RDA, these book takes readers through the en- any level of experience to become titles cover the spec- tire process of developing, imple- better designers and presenters, as trum of librarianship. menting, and sustaining training well as building their confidence programs and communities of and satisfaction as library educa- learning. tors. Interlibrary Loan Practices Handbook, Be a Great Boss: One No Shelf Required: Third Edition Year to Success E-Books in Libraries edited by Cherié L. Weible and by Catherine Hakala-Ausperk edited by Sue Polanka Karen L. Janke 2011, 252 p., 8.5” x 11”, softcover, ISBN-13: 978-0- 2011, 200 p., 6” x 9”, softcover, ISBN-13: 978-0-8389- 2011, 144 p., 8.5” x 11”, softcover, ISBN-13: 978-0- 8389-1068-9, $50.00. 1054-2,. $65.00. 8389-1081-8, $85.00. To help library Polanka brings In their defini- managers improve together a variety of tive new Interli- their skills and professionals to brary Loan acumen, re- share their expertise Practices Hand- nowned speaker about e-books with book, editors and trainer Haka- librarians and pub- Weible and Janke la-Ausperk pres- lishers. They pro- clearly explain the ents a handy vide forward- complexities for self-study guide to the dynamic role thinking ideas while remainingsummer 2011 patrons of getting materials from of being a boss. Organized in 52 grounded in practical information outside of the library. This collec- modules, it’s designed to cover a that can be implemented in all types tion presents a complete view of the year of weekly sessions but is easily of libraries. interlibrary loan process, with con- adaptable for any pace. tributions from all areas of the tech- I Found It on the Internet:| nical services community. Reflective Teaching, Coming of Age Online,international supplement Effective Learning: Second Edition Workplace Learning Instructional Literacy by Frances Jacobson Harris and Leadership: A for Library Educators 2011, 248 p., 6” x 9”, softcover, ISBN-13: 978-0-8389- 1066-5, $45.00. Handbook for Library by Char Booth and Nonprofit Trainers 2011, 208 p., 8.5” x 11”, softcover, ISBN-13: 978-0- Texting, tweeting, 8389-1052-8, $60.00. by Lori Reed and Paul Signorelli chatting, blogging, 2011, 176 p., 6” x 9”, softcover, ISBN-13: 978-0-8389- This much-need- and other social net-| 1082-5, $55.00. ed book tackles the working largely occuramericanlibrariesmagazine.org In this practical challenge of effec- in a free-for-all envi- resource, leading tive teaching and ronment of unbridled workplace trainers training head-on. access; quality takes a Reed and Signorelli Booth, an avid backseat to quantity. offer guidance on library education To help librarians, educators, and par- improving the effec- and technology ad- ents step in to guide teens’ decision- tiveness of training vocate, introduces a series of con- making, Harris offers a thoroughly programs. Their cepts that will empower readers at updated edition of her classic book.20
  • 23. The Librarian as adults. Based on guidelines issuedInformation Consultant:Transforming Reference by the Association for Library Col- lections and Technical Services NEW FROMfor the Information Age (ALCTS), this handbook is a one-by Sarah Anne Murphy stop resource for librarians who or-2011, 120 p., 7” x 10”, softcover, ISBN-13: 978-0-8389- ganize information for children.1086-3, $48.00. Today’s reference RDA: Resource librarian must work Description and Access in a whole new way— 2011, 1,096 p., 8.5” x 11”, drilled looseleaf format with tabs (note: binder not included), ISBN-13: 978-0-8389- not only service-fo- 1093-1, $150.00. cused and businesslike, but This full-text even entrepreneur- print version of ial. Murphy innova- RDA offers a snap-tively rethinks the philosophy behind shot that serves ascurrent library reference services in an offline accessthis thought-provoking book. point to help solo and part-time cat-Managing Library alogers evaluateVolunteers, Second the new, unified cataloging standard,Edition as well as to support training andby Preston Driggers and Eileen classroom use in any size institution.Dumas An index is included.2011, 328 p., 6” x 9”, softcover, ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-1064-1, $55.00. The Challenge of Whether volun- Library Management: teers are Friends, Leading with Emotional trustees, or commu- Engagement nity members, man- by Wyoma vanDuinkerken and aging them effectively Pixey Anne Mosley is the key to harness- 2011, 184 p., 6” x 9”, softcover, ISBN-13: 978-0-8389- 1102-0, $52.00. summer 2011 ing their enthusiasm for the benefit of your Most workplacelibrary. Authors Driggers and Dumas changes are not endscompletely overhaul their classic work, in themselves butpresenting a top-to-bottom toolkit for part of a continuous |recruiting, interviewing, training, su- process of transition. international supplementpervising, and evaluating volunteers. Peppered with short narratives that useCataloging Correctly for real-life examples ofKids: An Introduction to change principles, this book helpsthe Tools, Fifth Edition managers reassure their staff thatedited by Sheila S. Intner, Joanna change can be an opportunity for re-F. Fountain, and Jean Weihs flection and personal growth. |2010, 240 p., 6” x 9”, softcover, ISBN-13: 978-0-8389- americanlibrariesmagazine.org3589-7, $55.00. Reading with the This new fifth Stars: A Celebration of edition points the Books and Libraries way towards provid- edited by Leonard Kniffel ing effective catalog- 2011, 168 p., 5.5” x 8.25”, hardcover, ISBN-13: 978-0- 8389-3598-9, $17.95. alastore.ala.org ing for materials ALA Editions purchases fund advocacy, intended for chil- From President Barack Obama to awareness and accreditation programs dren and young actress Julie Andrews, from basketball for library professionals worldwide. 21
  • 24. PROFESSIONAL dEVELOPMENT | International Supplement star Kareem Abdul- Jabbar to former First Lady and librarian Laura Bush and many InTeRnaTIonal oRdeRS others, stars of litera- ture, politics, enter- tainment, and the I f you are ordering ala editions titles from outside the united states and its territories, please place your order with the appropriate for- eign representative listed below to ensure the fastest and most eco- public arena speak nomical shipment of your order. If you choose to order directly through with Kniffel about the ways libraries the american library association, all international orders must be have been critical in their lives. prepaid in full with u.s. funds by wire transfer, credit card, performa in- voice, or cashier’s check drawn from a u.s. bank. all books sent outside The Frugal Librarian: the united states are shipped via united parcel service International. Thriving in Tough orders for shipment outside the united states are subject to shipping Economic Times fees, applicable customs, duties, and taxes, all of which are the respon- edited by Carol Smallwood sibility of the customer. postage and handling rates for international 2011, 280 p., 6” x 9”, softcover, ISBN-13: 978-0-8389- orders will be calculated based upon the weight of the product(s). 1075-7, $42.00. Smallwood dem- to determine the shipping costs for your order please include: onstrates that despite n  name/company name the obvious down- n  street address/apartment/suite/unit sides, the necessity of n  postal code (if applicable) doing business dif- n  city ferently can be posi- n  country tive, leading to n  fax, phone, and email contact information partnering, sharing, canada (books only): otheR countRies not and innovating. This collection speaks canadian library association listed above: to universal concerns, presenting 328 frank street baker & taylor International creative and resourceful solutions ottawa, ontario k2p 0X8 1120 u.s. route 22 east from dozens of librarians represent- canada p.o. box 6885 ing a wide variety of institutions. phone: 1-613-232-9625, ext. 310 bridgewater, nJ 08807summer 2011 fax: 1-613-563-9895 u.s.a. Working in the Virtual online: www.cla.ca phone: 1-908-541-7000/7305 Stacks: The New Library fax: 1-908-541-7853 and Information Science euRoPe, the united online: www.btol.com kinGdom, isRael, edited by Laura Townsend Kane| 184 p., 6” x 9”, softcover, ISBN13: 978-0-8389-1103-7 and the continent ala oRdeRinternational supplement of afRica: fulfillment: Thanks in part to eurospan group american library association technology, the 3 henrietta street attention: customer service boundaries of library london Wc2e 8lu 1650 bluegrass lakes parkway positions are dissolv- united kingdom alpharetta, ga 30004-7735 ing. It is no longer phone: +44 20 7240 0856 u.s.a. practical to discuss fax: +44 20 7379 0609 phone: 1-770-280-4185 the profession in email: info@eurospangroup.com fax: 1-770-280-4155| terms of traditional email: ala-orders@pbd.comamericanlibrariesmagazine.org library types, and in today’s library, austRalia: Inbooks, c/o James bennett the relationship between librarians 3 narabang Way and technology is stronger than ever. belrose 2085 In this informative volume, veteran australia author Kane interviews dozens of phone: +61 2 9986 7082 practicing librarians who are highly fax: +61 2 9986 7090 involved with technology as part of online: www.inbooks.com.au their day-to-day jobs. z22
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  • 26. PROFESSIONAL dEVELOPMENT | International Supplement ALA’s International Copyright Efforts advocating for policies that promote accessibility by Carrie Russell T rying to track and influ- United States is a powerful force at for Libraries (eIFL), an NGO that ence copyright devel- WIPO and can shape the organiza- advocates for the interests of opments in countries tion’s agenda and priorities, each of libraries and library users. LCA has around the world that the 184 member nations of WIPO provided feedback and textual rec- affect libraries is a daunting has one vote. ommendations to WIPO on the cur- task, but necessary in our global The current issues at WIPO that rent document. information environment. The are of most importance to libraries LCA, IFLA, and eIFL all agree American Library Association’s are: a treaty to benefit people with that library exceptions are very nec- Office for Information Technol- reading disabilities that would per- essary for the free flow of informa- ogy Policy (OITP) manages in- mit the making of an accessible copy tion, particularly in developing ternational copyright advocacy for someone who is blind or has low nations, and that discussions about activities, primarily at the World vision or dyslexia; a proposed treaty them must continue. LCA has con- Intellectual Property Organiza- on library limitations and excep- ducted training sessions in several tion (WIPO) in Geneva. WIPO is a tions (already established in U.S. South American countries urging specialized United Nations agency law, but not in some foreign na- their governments to adopt copy- focusing on copyright, patent, and tions); and a treaty for the protec- right exceptions such as fair use insummer 2011 other intellectual property law. tion of traditional cultural their own copyright laws. OITP develops its advocacy strat- expressions (TCEs) or folklore. Finally, a treaty for the protection egy in partnership with two organi- The treaty for people with read- of TCEs is slowly moving ahead. LCA zations, ALA’s Association of College ing disabilities is a high priority for opposes such a treaty because pro- and Research Libraries and the the U.S. delegation and would great- tections of TCEs as currently pro-| Association of Research Libraries, ly improve access to information for posed would have many negativeinternational supplement as the Library Copyright Alliance people with reading disabilities, es- implications, including the removal (LCA). With its status as a nongov- pecially in developing countries of works from the public domain, ernmental organization (NGO), LCA where less than 1% of published and restrictions on access to and use can help shape international copy- materials are available in accessible of TCEs. The protection of TCEs is right policy affecting libraries by formats. If a treaty were passed, further complicated by the fact that advocating for U.S. libraries at member nations of WIPO could there is no definitive definition of WIPO meetings and by working with share accessible content across bor- what a TCE is; some definitions are| the U.S. delegation to WIPO in ders. There has been great progress expansive, while others limit TCEsamericanlibrariesmagazine.org Washington, D.C. in moving this treaty or some other to intangible expressions. LCA has Copyright, now more than ever, is legal agreement forward. been working closely with the U.S. a primary engine of the world’s LCA is also focusing on a pro- delegation to amend text in the cur- economy. International treaties de- posed treaty for library exceptions rent treaty version. veloped at WIPO affect each nation’s and limitations, proposed by the In- LCA comments and proposals on individual laws, since the goal is to ternational Federation of Library these treaties and other proposals agree to some harmonization of laws Associations and Institutions can be found at www.librarycopy- from country to country. While the (IFLA) and Electronic Information rightalliance.org. z24
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  • 28. PROFESSIONAL dEVELOPMENT | International Supplement ALA Library: An International Resource the association’s own library is here to help, in person and online T he ALA Library, estab- wikis.ala.org/professionaltips/ sage with: AskALA lished in 1924, has a n ALA Standards and Guide- n Through Facebook or Twitter, two-pronged role within lines: ala.org/ala/professionalre- as noted above the American Library sources/guidelines/ In some cases, the questions may Association: It serves as the spe- standardsguidelines/index.cfm be answered through our Ask the cial library for ALA staff as they The ALA Library provides current ALA Librarian blog, which is part of carry out the work of the Asso- awareness and reaches out through American Libraries Online (ameri- ciation, and it’s also the “librar- both a Facebook page (www.face- canlibrariesmagazine.org/asktheli- ian’s library” for ALA members book.com/alalibrary) and a Twitter brarian). and others seeking information feed (twitter.com/#!/ALALibrary). If English is not your first lan- on library issues of all types, guage, please bear with us if we from shelving books to plan- Reference questions don’t answer your question com- ning budgets for new buildings. Correspondents are encouraged to pletely on our first try. If you also first use local and online resources. send the question in your own (Ro- Available resources For those seeking further assistance man-alphabet) language, one of the As electronic capabilities have ex- from the ALA Library, the staff will staff may have enough fluency in thesummer 2011 panded, our reference and informa- respond to their reference and in- language of your query to under- tion services have gone far beyond formation needs to the extent possi- stand. All answers, however, will be corresponding with international ble. Please note that the scope of in English. inquirers by mail. The following key services does not include extensive resources are available via the inter- background research for graduate Visitors to the library| net: projects, compilation of extensive The ALA Library is open to ALA staffinternational supplement n ALA Library Factsheets with bibliographies, fulfilling requests and members, and to qualified re- the most commonly sought-after for information connected with searchers. The ALA Library is a spe- information: ala.org/library/fact- contests, or completion of school or cial library supported solely by the sheets.html work assignments. American Library Association. Ac- n An A-to-Z pathfinder to com- cess by persons not part of the ALA mon topics and issues pursued by Questions may be sent community is strictly limited to practicing librarians: ala.org/ala/ in the following ways: those conducting research into the| professionalresources/atoz/index n Direct email to library@ala.org areas of library and informationamericanlibrariesmagazine.org .cfm n Text-a-Librarian by sending a studies or association management. n A ProfessionalTips Wiki: text message to: 66746; begin mes- All visitors are asked to register. z26
  • 29. International Supplement | PROFESSIONAL dEVELOPMENTALA JobLIST:A Global Resourcethe association’s jobs service offers positions in the u.s. and beyondA JobLIST LA JobLIST (joblist.ala .org) is well known as a key source for finding library andinformation science positions inthe United States; but employ-ers tell us that it’s also a terrificplace to promote jobs in other and 10% of ALA JobLIST’s current libraries facilities, collections, andparts of the world. After all, part listings come from outside the U.S., staffs from the ground up—particu-of the beauty of the World Wide in such wide-ranging locations as larly in Hong Kong, Qatar, andWeb is its worldwide reach. ALA Hong Kong, South Africa, Saudi Dubai. Other advertisers just wantJobLIST attracts 100,000 visits Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, to be certain that they reach thefrom more than 100 countries and Egypt, Switzerland, the Bahamas, most engaged and experiencedterritories every single month. and, of course, Canada. Institutions members of the library profession, International employers adver- from more than 40 countries have wherever they might be.tising in ALA JobLIST attract the at- advertised positions on ALA ALA JobLIST makes it easy for summer 2011tention of adventurous leaders in JobLIST. employers around the world tothe profession seeking new chal- So who is advertising these posi- submit ads 24 hours a day, and ac-lenges, as well as multilingual job tions, and why are they choosing cepts major credit cards, as well asseekers sensitive to the unique ALA JobLIST? Many of the openings payments by international wireneeds of institutions serving multi- are in regions with newly estab- transfer for approved institutions. |ple cultures. lished higher education institutions If you have questions or sugges- international supplement At any given time, between 3% that are building their academic tions on how ALA JobLIST can best help you match a great job with the best candidates, email joblist@ ala.org. ReSoURCeS ALA JobLIST is a joint project of American Libraries, College and Re- look to ala foR ResouRces ReGaRdinG the emPloyment of foReiGn libRaRians in the u.s. search Libraries News, and ALA’s | Office for Human Resource Devel- americanlibrariesmagazine.org opment and Recruitment (HRDR). Job seekers: looking for a job in the u.s.? get details on steps to In addition to the main site at take to get hired. joblist.ala.org, ALA JobLIST can employers: need help hiring candidates with overseas library degrees? also be found on Facebook, Twitter, get details on steps to take to evaluate non-u.s./canadian credentials. and LinkedIn, as well as in its free biweekly newsletter, JobLIST Direct. To sign up, go to ala.informz.net/ Visit ALA’s website at: http://tinyurl.com/ForeignDegrees. ala/profile.asp?fid=1494. z 27
  • 30. PROFESSIONAL dEVELOPMENT | International Supplement Sister Libraries pairing up to make lasting connections T hrough its Sister tion, guidance, and an opportunity Cochabamba, Bolivia, which is locat- Libraries initiative, for you to request a sister library. It ed in the Andes at an elevation of the American Library also includes examples of successful 2,574 meters (8,445 feet). The nur- Association encour- sister library partnerships. turing by the library school and ages libraries around the world Sister libraries choose their level library staff has grown into a part- to form partnerships with those of involvement, based on their mu- nership, with the whole university in the United States. Initiated by tual needs. Some partnerships may helping the Biblioteca former ALA president Sarah Ann be informal, while others may in- Th’uruchapitas create the best library Long, Sister Libraries has found volve personal contracts and cere- collection for children in Bolivia. a home within the International monies. It is a matter of what level Support has included a bookmobile Relations Round Table (IRRT). A of formality and commitment the to bring the collection beyond the committee of dedicated members libraries are comfortable with. walls of the library; and with help oversees the program through from their Bolivian colleagues, the Sister Libraries Wiki and Successful sister libraries schools and libraries throughout programming at conferences. Mountain connections North Carolina can now acquire mul- For libraries interested in partic- Appalachian State University sits timedia educational kits on Bolivia. ipating, the Sister Libraries Wiki at atop the Appalachian range in Boone, Small libraries, big reach wikis.ala.org/sisterlibraries is the North Carolina. It seems appropriate You don’t have to be a big library place to start. It provides informa- that their sister library partner is in to have a sister library. The Antwerp Sunshine Library in Mattawan,summer 2011 Michigan (population 2,500), has not one but two sister libraries. Branch librarian Kay McAdam sent out emails to see if any libraries were interested in partnering| around the library’s 2011 Summerinternational supplement Reading Program’s theme of ”One World, Many Stories.” She found two willing partners in the Portstewart Library in Lon- donderry County, Northern Ireland, courtesy of Valerie Christie, chil- dren’s services manager for Libraries| Northern Ireland, and the Guamamericanlibrariesmagazine.org Public Library System in Hagåtña, thanks to GPLS Program Coordinator Frank Aflague. Children from each library shared stories, photos, and gifts with summer readers in Mat- tawan. Items received in exchange the bookmobile of the biblioteca th’uruchapitas provides books to youngsters in are on display in Mattawan through- cochabamba, bolivia. out late summer and into fall.28
  • 31. The #1 source for jobs in Library and Information Science and Technology JOB SEEKERS Search and sort hundreds of job ads by position type, employer, location, and more Post your résumé for appalachian state university helped employers create this educational kit on bolivian culture. Save your search as an RSS feed to alert you when new jobs matching your administration about the sister requirements are posted library idea. n  Analyze your library’s needs. How could your library benefit? n  Identify your library’s EMPLOYERS Good neighbors resources. What could you offer a Strengthen your Since 2005, librarians from the sister library? candidate pool—University of Maryland at College n  Determine the level of commit- ALA reaches the most summer 2011Park have partnered with the library ment that you and your institution can engaged professionalsand colleagues at the Tecnológico de make and who will be responsible forMonterrey in Monterrey, Mexico. overseeing the project. and studentsThe libraries have hosted each oth- n  Determine your budget for this Simplify recruitment—er’s staff and organized two sympo- program. one-stop advertising for |siums. In 2008 the aptly titled n  Get approval and financial international supplement online and print”Working Together” conference fo- backing from your institution (i.e.,cused on building relations between board, administration, advisory Review posted résuméslibrarians and faculty, promoting group).information literacy, and assessing n  Get your community Connect with candidatesstudent learning. Librarians from involved. First involveboth institutions have kept in con- the library community;tact through email and Facebook. then involve the public or your HRDR | school, university, americanlibrariesmagazine.orgHow to Become a college, or institutionalSister Library community. n  Read about the Sister Library n  Organize a local committee.Initiative at wikis.ala.org/sisterli- n  Be flexible. The other librarybraries. Check the resources page may have somewhat different objec-for additional information and new tives and expectations. Bothupdates. libraries need to be involved in joblist.ala.org n  Educate your staff and shaping the relationship. z 29
  • 32. PROFESSIONAL dEVELOPMENT | International Supplement Intellectual Freedom: It’s Global, It’s Local ala’s freedom-to-read commitment: 44 years old by Barbara M. Jones and growing. T he American Library the Intellectual Freedom Round Ta- The international arena Association has been ble (IFRT). OIF encourages state ALA has long been an active and in- engaged in intellectual library associations to establish fluential mover and shaker in inter- freedom issues for over their own intellectual freedom national librarianship; seven 40 years, ever since Judith F. Krug committees so that anticensorship ALA-related librarians attended the founded the Office for Intellec- education reaches to the grassroots 1929 inaugural meeting in Rome of tual Freedom (OIF) in 1967 and of librarians and library users. OIF the International Federation of the Freedom to Read Foundation also houses the Freedom to Read Library Associations (IFLA). ALA’s in 1969. ALA’s commitment to International Relations Committee fight censorship and to promote and International Relations Round the freedom to read and reader Table are among the groups that privacy is based on the guarantees have actively supported global rela- of the First Amendment of the tions among libraries for decades. United States Constitution. ALA’s Librarians from around the world policies are library-based appli- have always attended ALA confer-summer 2011 cations of the First Amendment ences and U.S. library schools. and include the ALA Code of Ethics As globalization increasingly in- and the Library Bill of Rights and fluenced library content and servic- Its Interpretations. These docu- es in the 1990s, ALA’s participation ments are constantly reviewed accelerated. From 1991 through| for relevance and updated to 1997, U.S. librarian Robert Wedge-international supplement incorporate technological and worth presided over IFLA. Wedge- other cultural change. They are worth, who had previously served as published on the ALA website and ALA executive director from 1972 to in the frequently updated Intel- 1985, was instrumental in the estab- lectual Freedom Manual, now in lishment of an intellectual freedom its 8th edition (ifmanual.org). committee for IFLA called FAIFE: The ALA organizational structure Freedom of Access to Information| to support intellectual freedom in- Foundation, which helps monitor and Freedom of Expression, whichamericanlibrariesmagazine.org cludes the Office for Intellectual U.S. court decisions and often was originally housed and spon- Freedom, based at its Chicago funds legal cases to support the sored by the National Library of headquarters, and a variety of ALA freedom to read and reader privacy. Denmark. U.S. librarian Marianna membership groups and commit- The Leroy C. Merritt Humanitarian Tax Choldin served on the first tees of ALA Council: the Committee Fund helps support librarians who FAIFE committee. OIF founder on Professional Ethics; the Intel- have lost their jobs in the defense Judith F. Krug was assigned an advi- lectual Freedom Committee (IFC); of the freedom to read, or because sory role to FAIFE. As her successor, the IFC Privacy Subcommittee; and of discrimination. I also served as a FAIFE committee30
  • 33. member. U.S. librarians Al Kagan international contexts. U.S. legal United States and some other coun-and Loida Garcia-Febo—both active traditions have not defined copy- tries advocate library professionalin ALA—have also served on FAIFE. right as a potential barrier to First ethics as a set of values separate Judith Krug believed passionately Amendment guarantees of free ex- from personal values. So, for exam-that the U.S. library intellectual pression; however, FAIFE programs ple, some librarians are shockedfreedom tradition should become a and discussions have frequently that American librarians would al-part of global librarianship, and she made this link, and as copyright re- low anti-Muslim cartoons to be ac-attended several IFLA meetings be- gimes become more rigid as applied cessible in the library under thefore her untimely death in 2009. to library content and services, this professional principles of free ex-ALA’s Intellectual Freedom Com- is likely to continue as a trend. pression, even if the librarians domittee had added an interpretation n ALA’s intellectual freedom pol- not condone the messages of theto the Library Bill of Rights, “The icies have not paid as much attention cartoons and might, indeed, even beUniversal Right to Free Expression,” to the problems of poor telecommu- Muslims. It is hoped that the IFLAin 1991. All accredited U.S. library nications infrastructure as have Code of Ethics currently being writ-and information schools must now those of FAIFE. Many FAIFE mem- ten will assist with this importantinclude intellectual freedom—part bers come from the developing dilemma.of the “philosophy, principles, and world, where internet censorship isethics of librarianship”—in the cur- not even a relevant topic of conversa- The futurericulum. These activities helped tion because inadequate bandwidth FAIFE’s “train the trainers” work-build an even stronger alliance be- makes internet access impossible. shops continue to be extremelytween ALA’s and IFLA’s intellectual n By the same token, FAIFE popular. ALA’s Office for Intellectualfreedom communities. workshop curricula cover a much Freedom is hoping to work with broader free-expression agenda. The FAIFE colleagues to develop someALA and FAIFE activities newest curriculum is “Libraries, workshops—perhaps the first will beIt is important to observe that while Transparency, and Good Gover- on privacy—to be delivered via web-ALA’s intellectual freedom infra- nance.” This is because most librar- casts. U.S. librarians who encounterstructure and experience did play an ians at FAIFE workshops in the FAIFE for the first time—and viceimportant role in the establishment developing world have said that until versa—have much to learn from eachof FAIFE and its ongoing activities, corruption was eliminated, libraries tradition. zthe international intellectual free- could not operate with adequate in-dom committee has an identity all formation resources and staff. summer 2011 barbara M. Jones (bjones@ala.org)its own, with key distinctive charac- n In FAIFE workshops, librar- is director of ALA’s Office for Intellectualteristics that have made it effective ians are often surprised that the Freedom.in the international library arena: n FAIFE principles are derivedfrom Article 19 of the Universal | zetaDeclaration of Human Rights, not international supplement Crowley introduces the new style to scanfrom any particular nation’s con-stitution or laws; so each time the in Booth 622committee gives a workshop, it in-cludes local participants to updatelibrarians on the local constitu-tional, legal, and political context • Data delivered up to 600 dpifor intellectual freedom in that na- • Copies bound and loose materials | • Non-destructivetion’s libraries. americanlibrariesmagazine.org • Starts at under $10,000 USD n FAIFE’s program officer at • Deliver to print, email or USBIFLA’s office in The Hague, Nether- • Small footprintlands, has intellectual freedom andintellectual property in his portfo-lio; in ALA, those two issues are 240.215.0224 US thecrowleycompany.comdivided, with the Washington Of-fice working on intellectual prop- Learn about the best in front-end capture systems, supplies and services:erty legislation in the national and 31
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