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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

 Internet Librarian 2018 October 16-18 Monterey, CA

Internet Librarian 2018 features five simultaneous tracks over three days, at the most comprehensive conference for library and information professionals. Learn everything from tips and strategies to deal with information overload to an in-depth look at blockchain technologies, and everything in between.

Join us as we hear from extraordinary librarians and their communities, look at new community models, and learn about exciting products and services they are creating.

Register now to reserve your spot!

NewsBreaks
Controlling the Social Media Juggernaut
by Nancy K. Herther
It isn't easy to wrap your mind around the global adoption of social media. No other technology has grown so much, so fast, and become entrenched so deeply into the global habits and patterns of human beings across the world. The implications of this revolution are mind-boggling.

Weekly News Digests
Library 2.018 Conference Adds Event on Social Crisis Management
The Library 2.018 Worldwide Virtual Conference introduced a free online mini-conference, Social Crisis Management in a 21st Century World, which will be held on Oct. 17, 2018.
IMLS Announces Newest Grant Awardees
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is offering 45 grants totaling more than $8 million for U.S. libraries. They are part of the National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.
EveryLibrary Hosts Funding Drive With Help From ByWater Solutions
EveryLibrary and ByWater Solutions created a monthly donor drive with the aim of raising $1,500 in new monthly donations for EveryLibrary by Oct. 1, 2018.
GlobalData Studies Company Spending on Emerging Technologies
GlobalData released research that "reveals a significant shift toward Artificial Intelligence (AI) and big data platform spending among IT practitioners."
GOBI Library Solutions Joins Forces With the TIND ILS
EBSCO Information Services' GOBI Library Solutions partnered with TIND, an ILS provider, to streamline GOBI acquisitions for TIND libraries.

NewsLink Spotlight
Teaching Emerging Tech at NCSU Libraries
by Brandi Scardilli
Imagine that you notice a need for technical skills training at your university. You think that students, faculty members, and staffers should know how to interact with tools such as 3D printers and virtual reality, as well as understand topics such as data science and visualization, if they're going to be able to compete in our digital world. If this sounds familiar, check out what North Carolina State University Libraries (NCSU) is doing: It runs a program called Emerging Digital Information Skills Workshops to provide training on campus.

How Much Have Libraries Contributed to Their Communities?

How Much Have Libraries Contributed to Their Communities? (2:46)

Pew Research Center director of Internet and Technology Research Lee Rainie discusses libraries' contributions to their communities in this clip from his keynote at Computers in Libraries 2019.

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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.

Streaming Media Blog –  www.streamingmedia.com/Articles/Blog – the go-to destination for opinion, analysis, and insights into the entire online video ecosystem, from glass to glass.


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