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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 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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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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