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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

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NewsBreaks
NFAIS Conference Celebrates 60 Years With Diamonds and Pearls
by Dave Shumaker
Faux diamonds littered the tables, and real pearls (of wisdom) emanated from the speaker's podium at the 60th Annual (aka diamond anniversary) Conference of the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS). From Feb. 28 to March 2, close to 150 attendees explored the conference theme, Information Transformation: Open, Global, Collaborative.

Weekly News Digests
National Geographic Debuts a Special Issue Centered on Race
National Geographic is publishing a special issue "that explores how race defines, separates, and unites us." A series "about racial, ethnic, and religious groups and their changing roles" will run through 2018.
OK Go Musicians Want Teachers to Play in Their Sandbox
OK Go partnered with the Playful Learning Lab to create OK Go Sandbox, a suite of resources for teachers who use the band's videos in their classrooms to help students explore STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) concepts.
Cengage Joins Forces With Follett to Expand the Reach of Cengage Unlimited
Cengage and Follett entered into an extensive partnership for distributing, marketing, and promoting the Cengage Unlimited subscription service, which will be available at all of Follett's 1,200-plus campus bookstores (and online) in fall 2018.
'YouTube's Wikipedia Partnership Doesn't Solve Either Site's Fact Checking Issues' by John Bonazzo
John Bonazzo writes in Observer that YouTube announced "it will begin including Wikipedia links alongside videos touting conspiracy theories. … The site already labels state-run media clips as part of this initiative."
bibliotheca Brings open+ Library Management Solution to New Market
bibliotheca launched its open library solution, open+, in North America. Library staffers can use its central management hub to control building access, security, automation, and audio announcements; configure open hours; and monitor library activity.

NewsLink Spotlight
The Latest From Pew Research Center
by Brandi Scardilli
NewsBreaks often covers the latest surveys and reports from Pew Research Center, "a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world." The following are some reports from each section that were published in late 2017 and early 2018.

Two Ways Google is Using AI to Enhance Search

Two Ways Google is Using AI to Enhance Search (3:07)

Montana State University Librarian discusses Talk to Books and Semantris, two ways Google is using machine learning to enhance search in this clip from his presentation at Computers in Libraries 2018.

Bookshelf
Career Q&A
 
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Career Q&A
A Librarian's Real-Life, Practical Guide to Managing a Successful Career
By Susanne Markgren and Tiffany Eatman Allen

Librarianship is an exciting and rewarding career choice that offers variety, diversity, flexibility, and room to grow. In Career Q&A, Susanne Markgren and Tiffany Eatman Allen examine events, transitions, struggles, and advances that encompass and define a librarian's career, answering a range of important questions library professionals face as they move through the various stages of their working lives.

2013/240 pp/softbound | ISBN 978-1-57387-479-3
Regular Price: $39.50 | Web Orders: $23.70 | Ebook editions available

Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

July 14–17, AALL Annual Meeting & Conference
Place: Baltimore
Sponsor/Organizer: American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)
URL: aallnet.org/conference

July 30–Aug. 2, Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference 2018
Place: Gold Coast, Australia
Sponsor/Organizer: Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)
URL: aplic.alia.org.au

... View our complete conference calendar here.

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.


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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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