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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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NewsBreaks
The Next Librarian of Congress: History Has Its Eyes on Her
by Corilee Christou
In February 2016, President Barack Obama nominated Carla D. Hayden, CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, for the open Librarian of Congress position--which has been temporarily filled by David S. Mao after James H. Billington retired in September 2015. ... The first step to confirming Hayden's nomination is approval by the U.S. Senate. This process began on April 20, with a hearing held by the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration.

Weekly News Digests
Promotions at the Library of Congress
David S. Mao, the acting Librarian of Congress, appointed John Y. Cole to the new position of Library of Congress Historian. Cole, who has worked at the library for 50 years, will be the technical expert and advisor on the history of the organization.
Udacity Launches In-Person Study Sessions
Udacity rolled out Udacity Connect (UConnect), a program that allows Nanodegree and Nanodegree Plus students to visit physical locations weekly to work with peers and get guidance on setting goals and reaching milestones.
Google Search Improves TV-Related Results
Google announced that it will begin offering live TV listings in its search results. For example, when searching for The Big Bang Theory, results will display apps and sites showing the newest episodes as well as which channel is showing it live later that day or week.
IMLS Teams Up to 'Make' a Difference
IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) and the Congressional Maker Caucus will host the second annual, free Capitol Hill Maker Faire on June 21, 2016. "Makers" from across the country can present their projects and experiences to members of Congress.
OverDrive Now Offers DC Comics
OverDrive added more than 150 digital comics and graphic novels from DC Comics that can be read on any mobile device or computer.

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.

How to Fix Facebook's Fake News Problem

How to Fix Facebook's Fake News Problem (4:16)

The Accidental Data Scientist author Amy Affelt discusses leading technology experts' recommended remedies for fixing Facebook's fake news problem in this clip from Computers in Libraries 2018.

ITI Blogs

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

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

ILI365/InfoToday Europe Blog infotoday.eu – news and ideas for, and by, innovative info pros from around the world, throughout the year.

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.

ITI News

The Information Advisor's Guide to Internet Research

Edited by Robert Berkman, The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research explores, evaluates, and provides critical analysis of free and fee-based information resources, web-based services, and search strategies to help you maximize your time and keep you up-to-date on the internet's role in research.

IAG

In addition to at least one feature by business specialist Berkman, each issue of The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research includes an in-depth article by Ran Hock, author of The Extreme Searcher book series and well-known seminar speaker, who checks out a major web resource.

Four regular columns are rotated; two appear each issue and give readers suggestions for cool internet tools to check out (Brian Smith McCallum, M.L.S., public and academic librarian); sites to turn to for more scholarly research needs (Briana McGuckin, reference and instructional librarian); sites to go to that provide information for the common good (Susan Fingerman, retired librarian instructor, STEM); and sites that give you “big data” facts and figures on a range of topics (Jackie Shane, former reference librarian).

Download your free copy of the June 2018 issue now!


CIL Cover

Computers in Libraries magazine has posted its 2019 editorial calendar and has issued a call for article proposals at infotoday.com/cilmag/contrib.shtml#themes.


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