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Archive for January, 2012

ALCTS webinar: The Black, White, and Gray Areas of Licensing: a review and update for librarians and publishers

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Date: February 29, 2012
All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Description: Building on a preconference offered at ALA Annual 2010 entitled “Taming the Licensing Tiger,” the presenters will carry on the conversation around library licensing issues and answer questions submitted in advance by attendees. Using an interactive approach employing chat, audience polling and pre-submitted questions, the presenters will cover hot topics and current challenges facing libraries in licensing digital content. The presenters represent the viewpoints of a publisher (Robert Boissy), an academic library (Becky Albitz) and a consortium (Tracy Thompson-Przylucki).

Participants will be asked to submit questions upon registration.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Get your pressing licensing questions answered by a panel of experts!
  2. Learn the definitions of specific terms of art for licensing.
  3. Understand the issues in licensing e-content for libraries today.
  4. Explore the effects of the current economy on licensing practices.

Who should attend: Librarians with some licensing experience who are interested in learning more and/or have questions they want to have answered.

Presenters: Becky Albitz is the Electronic Resources Librarian at the Pennsylvania State University. She holds degrees from the University of Rochester, Penn State, and The University of Pittsburgh, and currently is working on her doctorate in higher education at Penn State. Becky has co-taught the ARL on-line licensing workshop and has also given numerous presentations and workshops on copyright and licensing issues. Her book Licensing and Managing Electronic Resources was published by Chandos Publishing in 2008.

Bob Boissy is Manager of Account Development & Strategic Alliances for the publishing house Springer, where he has worked for nine years. Bob received his MLS from SUNY Albany, and a Certificate of Advanced Study from Syracuse University. He currently serves as Vice President/President Elect of the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG), and contributes to two NISO working groups: shared electronic resource understanding (SERU), and presentation and identification of e-journals (PIE-J).

Tracy L. Thompson-Przylucki has served as the Executive Director of NELLCO since 2001. In that capacity she negotiates license agreements on behalf of 115+ law libraries throughout the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Australia. Prior to joining NELLCO Tracy served as International Reference Librarian for the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School. She holds a B.A. from the University of South Florida (’94) and a J.D. from Yale Law School (’97).

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This is a free event. For additional information including links to the registration page, please click on the following link:
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/022912.cfm

ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.
For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

To view this Event in Connect, go to http://connect.ala.org/node/166479.  (bbj)

Health Information Literacy in your hospital

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Are you involved in health information literacy in your hospital?  Share your story!  We would love to hear what you are doing and what impact you are having with your users.  Contact your state coordinator and tell them about your program.  If you are not involved with health information literacy, but would like to be – also, contact your state coordinator. (bbj)

iTest iPad Program

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

The NN/LM MidContinental Region is making available approximately 100 iPads for experimentation in the workplace by Full Network members. Applications must be in by Monday, January 23, 2011. For complete information and to apply visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/iTestiPad /ch

Professional Development Awards -looking for hospital librarians -how about you?

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Is there something you want to attend – before April 31, 2012 – a conference where you might gain information you’d like to share with other MidContinental Region members?   Funding is available up to $1500 for travel costs/conference registration.   Learn more and apply at:  http://nnlm.gov/mcr/funding/  (mm)

EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources -Wed. Jan. 25, 2012 1:00 Mountain Time, 2:00 Central Time -NLM Digital Resources

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

This Spotlight! session focusing on National Library of Medicine Digital Resources, will be presented by Marty Magee. It will include such resources as Turning the Pages, and History of Medicine Resources, tutorials and much more!  Taking the one-hour class and completing the exercises and class evaluation makes you eligible to receive 1 Medical Library Association Continuing Education credit. This online training is FREE. Register online at http://tinyurl.com/mcrclasses (registration is not required but is appreciated).

URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr/ Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone, Login: as a guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in. Captioning will be provided.  Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

EDUCATION: Breezing Along with the RML -Wed. January 18, 2012 10:00 Mountain Time, 11:00 Central Time

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Our first monthly update in 2012  from the MidContinental Region…

1) Join Jean Shipman, Director of the MidContinental Region and NLM Training Center, NNLM, as she guides an exploration and discussion into potential futures for health sciences librarians and thus libraries.  Just what will we be doing in 2022 and how will we get there?  What changes are on the horizon and how can we continue to adapt to or shape our future?  Curious minds want to know!   AND    2) The economy may be in a downturn, but your RML is still offering financial opportunities to improve your service and show your value. Claire Hamasu, Associate Director, will describe these opportunities and answer your questions. You have 4 months left to apply!

URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr/ Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone, Login: as a guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in. Captioning will be provided a few minutes before the hour. Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

FUNDING: Act on a New Years resolution: apply today!!

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

The NN/LM MidContinental Region is now offering two funding opportunities. The awards will be made until the funds are exhausted, or until the end of the contract year (April 30, 2012) whichever comes first.

Professional Development Award is to support health sciences librarians who wish to attend a conference, or take a training or workshop of their choice. (Each award will be for up to $1,500)

Training Health Professionals Stipend is to support health science, public, or special librarians who wish to exhibit and present at a medical or health-related meeting or conference in the MidContinental Region. Three awards will be made with each for up to $1,000.

Each award has specfic requirements, so you’ll need to read them carefully before applying.  Applicants’ institutions need to be NN/LM members.   For more information -http://nnlm.gov/mcr/funding . Contacts: Dana Abbey dana.abbey@ucdenver.edu (for Training Health Professionals Stipend) or Marty Magee mmagee@unmc.edu [jh]

EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources -Wed. Jan. 25, 2012 1:00 Mountain Time, 2:00 Central Time -NLM Digital Resources

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

This Spotlight! session focusing on National Library of Medicine Digital Resources, will be presented by Marty Magee. It will include such resources as Turning the Pages, and History of Medicine Resources and much more!  Taking the one-hour class and completing the exercises and class evaluation makes you eligible to receive 1 Medical Library Association Continuing Education credit. This online training is FREE. Register online at http://tinyurl.com/mcrclasses (registration is not required but is appreciated).

URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr/ Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone, Login: as a guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in. Captioning will be provided.  Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

EDUCATION: Breezing Along with the RML -Wed. January 18, 2012 10:00 Mountain Time, 11:00 Central Time

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Mark the date – our first of the year update from the MidContinental Region.

1) Join Jean Shipman, Director of the MidContinental Region and NLM Training Center, NNLM, as she guides an exploration and discussion into potential futures for health sciences librarians and thus libraries.  Just what will we be doing in 2022 and how will we get there?  What changes are on the horizon and how can we continue to adapt to or shape our future?  Curious minds want to know!   AND    2) The economy may be in a downturn, but your RML is still offering financial opportunities to improve your service and show your value. Claire Hamasu, Associate Director, will describe these opportunities and answer your questions. You have 4 months left to apply!

URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr/ Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone, Login: as a guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in. Captioning will be provided a few minutes before the hour. Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)