The division of the American Library Association (ALA), the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) encourages us all to celebrate School Library Month. This year is the 30th anniversary of School Library Month and actress Julianne Moore is the spokesperson for 2015. “School libraries make a difference,” said Moore. “… school libraries foster creativity, innovation, play, and experimentation and offer a nurturing, and safe place for children to learn. I have a lot of love for librarians.” Her love of school libraries and librarians is a reminder how much they influence our lives both in student learning as well as in their support of teachers and school administration.
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As previously announced, the University of Washington Libraries will no longer be using Ariel to send and receive documents, effective February 28, 2014.
The University of Washington is committed to serving libraries in the Pacific NW Region. As a service to these libraries, we are hosting an RML Rendezvous, Special Edition, to discuss alternatives to Ariel for large and small libraries. Join us on Wednesday, February 26, at 1:00 PM Pacific Time, for a one hour session presented by Heidi Nance, Head, ILL and Document Delivery Services, University of Washington Libraries and David Ketchum, Resource Sharing Librarian, University of Oregon Libraries.
See the Rendezvous website for details on how to connect. If you are unable to tune in live, we invite you to view a recording of the webcast which will be posted to the website.
Due to a recent Adobe Connect system update, please test your computer ahead of time to help avoid technical difficulties as a plugin may be needed.
As part of our Federal agency services regarding electronic and information technology resources being accessible to people with disabilities, closed captioning is available on this and future RML Rendezvous webcasts.
The American Library Association (ALA) is hosting a free Twitter chat on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 3:00 to 4:00 PM Pacific Time. Participants will have the opportunity to have their questions about the use of copyrighted materials in schools answered by copyright expert and author Carrie Russel, by signing into Twitter and using the hashtag #k12copylaw. Learn more about Twitter chats and hastags here. You may use Twitter as usual for the chat, but a tool like http://tweetchat.com/ is helpful. The interactive social media event will be co-hosted by AASA: The School Superintendents Association, the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
Russell, who is also the director of the American Library Association’s Program on Public Access to Information, will offer guidance on legal ways for principals, superintendents, teachers and librarians to provide materials to students. She will discuss common scenarios encountered in schools, including using digital works, music, and students’ use of material from the Internet. Participants will learn about Fair Use, Copyright Law in the Digital Age, and more. For more information, see the ALA Washington Office blog, “District Dispatch.”
This Medical Library Pilot Project Award summary was submitted by Ann Marie Clark, Director, Arnold Library with Beth Levine & David Tolmie, Systems Librarians; Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s (FHCRC) Shared Resources core facilities support biomedical research by providing services and expertise that permit more rapid translation of laboratory studies into clinical applications, improve the feasibility and efficiency of clinical trials, and serve as focal points for access to technology. These facilities give investigators, both on and off campus, opportunities to augment their research with resources that would not otherwise be possible, convenient or cost effective in each individual laboratory.
Eagle-I is a national research resource discovery platform that helps biomedical scientists search for and find previously invisible, but highly valuable, resources. Hosted by Harvard University and under the direction of Dr. Lee Nadler, the eagle-i Consortium has been supported by a two-year, $15 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) award (#U24 RR 029825) from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The Arnold Library is a member of the Shared Resources group at FHCRC, and as an extension of our duty to make scientific information accessible to our research community; we are responsible for the construction, architecture, design and maintenance of the Shared Resources website. Scientists in the SR core labs provide content, guidance and requirements, and library staff members write, edit, photograph and create video and other imagery to promote access to our core labs and provide training to the research community. (more…)
Starting Monday, March 4, the National Library of Medicine will be inviting DOCLINE libraries to participate in a survey on interlibrary loan practices and needs of the health science libraries in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) and Canada. This is your opportunity to help shape resource sharing programs of the future.
NLM initiated this survey to investigate the reasons for the declining use of DOCLINE and current practices of libraries regarding resource sharing. The number of ILL requests entered into DOCLINE has decreased 46% since 2002 while Loansome Doc requests declined 68% in that same period. Your response to this survey is very important and will help us to understand the resource sharing needs of librarians in the NN/LM and Canada, and how NLM can best meet those needs now and in the future. We look forward to your participation.
The survey has 30 questions that we estimate will take about 12 minutes to complete.
NLM will be sending the invitation email via SurveyMonkey to the address of each library’s ILL contact reported in their DOCLINE institution record. If the listed ILL contact has previously opted out of receiving emails from SurveyMonkey, or if you don’t receive your invitation, please contact DOCLINE at https://docline.gov/docline/help/contact_nlm/ask.cfm to receive a link to the survey.
Since April, 2009, NLM’s Journal Donation System has made it possible for libraries to determine whether NLM needs any volumes of the print journals they plan to discard. The system was designed for DOCLINE libraries and was restricted to titles listed in their DOCLINE holdings.
On January 4th, 2013, NLM launched Version 2 of the system. Enhancements make it possible for non-DOCLINE libraries to use the system. In addition, all libraries now can offer titles not owned by NLM. The system can be accessed at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/journaldonation/ or by searching “Journal Donation System” on NLM’s home page. In the system, click on “Help” for detailed instructions. For additional assistance, contact NLM at (301)496-0081 or NLMJournalDonation@mail.nlm.nih.gov. NLM will pay shipping for volumes we need. To donate pre-1871 journal volumes to the History of Medicine Division, see http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/about/donate.html.
Since the beginning of the online donation system in April 2009, a total of 8,230 gifts have been added to the collection. NLM hopes that with the enhancements in Version 2, we can build on the success achieved to date.