ALA has created a toolkit to help library supporters make the case for libraries in tough economic times. It's called Advocating in a Tough Economy Toolkit. Check it out! Spread the word!
The latest issue of AL Direct talks about the Advocating in a Tough Economy Toolkit, and includes a podcast in which American Libraries Direct Editor George Eberhart discusses a special edition that will mail Tuesday, January 20.
Rob Vega (Spectrum 2002) is Reference Services Librarian at Valparaiso University's Christopher Center for Library and Information Resources. He also teaches library instruction courses in a variety of fields at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Libraries today have become multimedia centers, offering not only books but DVDs, e-books and Internet access. They can also be an especially important community resource during times of economic hardship.
Share your news with your colleagues nationwide. If you have a good news story or article in one of your recent online newsletters that you think others outside your state or school would be interested in, let American Libraries Direct know about it by sending the URL (web address) where it can be found to firstname.lastname@example.org (along with a brief explanation). AL Direct Editor George Eberhart will then consider including it in an upcoming issue of the weekly newsletter.
The opening date for registration and housing for the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, July 9 – 15 will now be on Monday, January 5, 2009.This is a change from our originally published date of January 2nd.The ALA offices now will be closed on January 2nd,therefore, we delayed the opening because we want to make sure we have all our staff available to answer any questions or solve any problems you might have.January 5 will also be the date the Bundle buyers will be able to go into the system and make their housing
The American Library Association's Guide to Reference is an essential subscription database for reference librarians, researchers and other library users. With its searchable, browsable, internally and externally linked database, its distributed compilation and editing, and its interactive features, the online Guide includes more than 16,000 trusted go-to sources and offers guidance in the form
ACRL 2009 will challenge you to push your boundaries and promises you the opportunity to explore new ideas, engage in new learning, and extend our collective vision of the future of academic and research libraries in the 21st century.
Friday the 5th of December is the last day for discounted Advanced Registration rates for Midwinter 2009 in Denver. If you are all set, do a friend or colleague a favor and let them know that they need to act fast to save. Friday is the last day to register at $65 for Students ($165 per person). It goes up to $87 ($190) on the 6th. Check out http://www.ala.org/midwinter to get started.
Also, if you registered through the Bundle and didn't sign up for an Institute, there is still time to register for some interesting half- and full-day Institutes (esp if you are arriving early).