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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Computers in Libraries March 28-30 2017

Computers in Libraries 2017 March 28-30 • Arlington, VA

There are many excellent libraries as well as a myriad of innovative and engaging services in the information world these days. What strategies, learning, training, partnering, out-of-the-box thinking and borrowing from other industries will enable all libraries to be excellent in their communities?

Computers in Libraries 2017 is all about Upping Our Game: Taking Libraries to New Heights with Technology.

NewsBreaks
Library of Congress and U.S. Copyright Office Roundup
by Corilee Christou
The past couple of years have been full of upheaval for the Library of Congress--and this year promises to be one of unpredictability.

Weekly News Digests
Judith Russell Selected for 2017 Miles Conrad Award
The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) announced that Judith Russell, the dean of university libraries at the University of Florida, will give the Miles Conrad Memorial Lecture at its annual conference, which will be held Feb. 26-28, 2017.
ProQuest Shares Information Literacy Survey Results
ProQuest published a report on the results of its information literacy-focused survey of 200-plus librarians from university, community college, high school, and public libraries. It finds that 97% of respondents say having an information literacy skill set contributes to workplace success.
Innovative Creates Android Version of MyLibrary! App
Innovative introduced MyLibrary! Release 2.0, which expands its app to Android devices as well as iOS ones, allowing it to reach a wider audience. This second release also provides new ways for libraries to interact with their patrons via social media.
VR First Provides Virtual Reality Survey Results
VR First revealed the results of its survey of 151 universities in 38 countries, which show that there has been a worldwide increase in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) adoption at universities.
hoopla Increases Circulation of Its Content
hoopla added thousands of ebooks and audiobooks to its collection from new publisher partners, including ABRAMS, Britannica Digital Learning, and Sourcebooks. The company also announced that the circulation of content has more than doubled in the past year.

NewsLink Spotlight
The News of 2016: The Year in Review
by Brandi Scardilli
Happy new year! As we ring in 2017 and look forward to what is sure to be another eventful year for libraries, information professionals, and information services, it's time to reflect on the major industry happenings in 2016. Here's an overview of the topics NewsBreaks covered in the past year.

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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Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com