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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Earn your MSLIS online

Drexel University’s nationally-ranked online Master of Science in Library & Information Science offers students transformative insight into the future of librarianship. MSLIS students are able to cater coursework to their interests and career direction, and can choose from five optional concentrations: Archival Studies, Digital Curation, Digital Libraries, Library & Information Services, and Youth Services.

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NewsBreaks
Showcasing Libraries' Value During National Library Week and Beyond
by Cheryl Ann Peltier-Davis
"Because Transformation Is Essential to the Communities We Serve" is the introductory tagline of the webpage promoting the American Library Association's (ALA) newest attempt at establishing the essential link between libraries and their constituents. Launched in Washington D.C., in October 2015, the multiyear Libraries Transform campaign is "designed to increase public awareness of the value, impact and services provided by libraries and library professionals."

Weekly News Digests
New Pew Report Looks at Libraries and Education
Pew Research Center's Internet, Science & Tech division released a new report, "Libraries and Learning," which finds that 76% of respondents believe libraries serve the educational needs of their communities "very well" or "pretty well."
R Street Institute Works Toward Improved Congressional Governance
The R Street Institute introduced its Governance Project, "an effort to assess and improve the state of America's system of national self-governance, with particular attention to Congress."
SAGE Announces New Journal
SAGE will begin publishing the open access (OA) journal Methodological Innovations, which focuses on "debating and considering innovation within, and the wider issues around, innovative research methods."
SurveyMonkey Adds Competitive Intelligence Platform
SurveyMonkey rolled out the app insights platform SurveyMonkey Intelligence, which helps product managers, marketers, and public market and venture investors compare data from more than 1,000 apps.
Ebook Discounts Service Launches
Bookticker, Inc., a data-driven ebook deals site, had its official launch. It uses metadata feeds from its publisher partners, including Macmillan Publishers and HarperCollins Publishers, to identify price reductions in best-sellers, publisher-promoted books, and books whose price drops independent of a promotion.

NewsLink Spotlight
A Do-It-Yourself Approach to STEM Education for Girls
by Brandi Scardilli
A new initiative from the Los Angeles-based nonprofit DIY Girls helps organizations across the country adopt its mission of providing education programs that allow girls and women to be creative with technology.

ILI 2017

INTERNET LIBRARIAN INTERNATIONAL

THE LIBRARY INNOVATION CONFERENCE

 October 17 & 18, London

ILI's Programme Director, Val Skelton, celebrates librarian superpowers. 
Librarians are leaders in tech, organizational influencers, expert marketers (often working with a zero budget), change managers, skilled data crunchers and expert internet searchers--and so much more. ILI's conference programme celebrates the incredible range of roles, skills, and initiatives librarians are carrying out every day. Over two days this October, six conference tracks highlight the importance of the internet librarian's role.

THE NEW LIBRARY, THE NEW LIBRARIAN – exploring some of the strategies, structures, teams, skills, services and collaborations librarians are using to ensure they stay at the cutting edge.

USERS, UX, AND USAGE – understanding how libraries are working with users to redesign services, spaces, and to understand usage.

CONTENT CREATIVITY – investigating how libraries are creating, curating, and marketing digital collections, how librarians are publishers in their own right, and how they are driving collaborative content creation.

FIGHT THE FAKE, FIND THE FACTS – celebrating two of the librarian's super powers--advanced search techniques and nurturing information integrity--in a post-truth/multi-truth era.

MARKETING THE LIBRARY – sharing stories of librarians who are influencing use and expanding audiences for their services and collections from the DJ librarian to the digital storyteller.

NEW SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATIONS – exploring why the scholarly communications landscape is changing, and what this means for libraries and information professionals.

In addition to a series of one-hour workshops - ILI Extra - covering a wide range of specialised skills and topics, from tech topics to personal development, ILI also hosts two one-day pre-conference workshops:

Websearch Academy 2017 explores the intricacies of research on the web. Our global expert speakers look at advanced search, evaluation of search engines, apps relevant to serious research, social media search, and analysis of search results.

Marketing Your Library Service: Principles and Actions--In libraries we spend so much time curating our content and services that sometimes we don’t put enough focus on telling people about what we do. We do so much, but how do we ensure people hear about what we offer and understand what we do?

ILI 2017 GIF

ITI Blogs

If you regularly read blogs, add these to your reader:

ITI Books Blog booksblog.infotoday.comnews, observations, and commentary from the authors, editors, and publishers of Information Today, Inc.'s many book offerings.

ITI Conference Blog libconf.com – covering ITI's library conferences worldwide.

Library Stuff librarystuff.net – the library blog dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development, written by Steven M. Cohen.

InfoToday Europe Blog infotoday.eu – the latest news, analysis, and opinion on the information industry in Europe and the UK.

Business of Video blog blog.streamingmedia.com – daily posts about the online video industry, business trends and analysis, market data, and research as well as the online video business models in the media and entertainment, broadcast, publishing, advertising, and enterprise industries.

destinationCRM Blog destinationcrmblog.coma blog from the editors of CRM magazine, dedicated to providing Customer Relationship Management information in a timely manner to connect decision makers and providers.

SpeechTech Blog speechtechblog.com – updates on speech technology and its applications in daily life, covering everything from ASR to VUI, with lots of links, threads, and even a few pictures thrown in for good measure.


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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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