|Volume 13, Number 4||February 15, 2002|
|February 21||OCLC/ILL Web Version & ILL/MicroEnhancer, RPLS, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.|
|February 27||Grow with a Pro-"Gung Ho!", Lincoln Library/Springfield, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.|
|March 4||RPLS Seminar, RPLS and Decatur Public Library, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.|
|March 8||I Read- Reading Rocks, RPLS, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30.|
|March 8||Reading Rocks- Artist Showcase, RPLS, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.|
|March 19||DRA Cataloging 1, Lincoln Library , 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.|
|March 20||DRA Cataloging 1, RPLS, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.|
|March 21||DRA Cataloging 2, RPLS, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.|
|March 22||Soaring To Excellence: Whatever Happened to Carbon Paper?, RPLS, 11:00 to 1:00 p.m.|
|March 22||DRA Cataloging 2, Lincoln Library, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.|
|March 23||GASB STATEMENT #34: An Overview of the New Standard, RPLS, 10:00 to Noon.|
|March 26||lPLAR and Per Capita Grant Work Session, RPLS, 9:00 to Noon.|
|March 26||Training on PDR Electronic Library, RPLS, 1:45 to 3:45 p.m.|
|March 27||Grow with a Pro-"Gung Ho!" Workshop, Shelbyville PLD, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.|
|March 29||RPLS closed for Good Friday.|
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AT RPLS: You may register for any of these events on-line at
http://www.rpls.ws/education.asp or contact Mary at email@example.com
for training events and Angela at
firstname.lastname@example.org for continuing education events.
OCLC/ILL database is an international database that allows libraries to request items from OCLC libraries nationwide. The ILL/MicroEnhancer allows the libraries to do the OCLC message file off-line, thus saving them money. To take this training you must know how to use FirstSearch. Pam Ewing provides hands on training for member libraries for the OCLC/ILL Web version. This course qualifies for 3 CPDU's RPLS/ISBE recertification. OCLC/ILL database training and ILL/MicroEnhancer session is being held at RPLS, February 21, 2002, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
"Grow With a Pro Grant program: Gung Ho!” This event is intended for all library staff with the intention of improving workplace leadership and creativity. It is being offered at three locations for your convenience.
Wednesday, February 27, 2002 from 1-4 pm at Lincoln Library in Springfield #494
Kevin brings the material to life with his belief that training should be entertaining. This "Gung Ho!" workshop is designed to bring out the genius and magnificence in all of us! You may register for this event on-line at http://www.rpls.ws/education.asp (the Shelbyville and Decatur sessions are also on the Continuing Education calendar or contact Angela at email@example.com , or you may call Angela at 217/429-2586 and tell her that you wish to attend the "Gung Ho!" session in Springfield.
RPLS Seminar Public Policy & Private Peril The RPLS Seminar for 2002 is designed to offer RPLS librarians and their staff information and educational opportunities to help them balance the public policy needs of their communities with the privacy rights of their patrons. Phil Lenzini, Legendary Library attorney at Kavanagh Scully, Sudow, White & Frederick, P.C., Peoria, Illinois; will present the latest information on CIPA (Children's Internet Protection Act) litigation and requirements, filtering, access policies and minors, and privacy issues arising from the Library Confidentiality Act in the internet context will be included. The cost for the seminar is $20. Feburary 20th is the last day to register for the seminar. The seminar is being held at RPLS and the Decatur Public Library, March 4, 2001 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
I Read-Reading Rocks Learn about the summer reading program. RPLS member libraries will Brainstorm and then share ideas with librarians across the state via Vtel. Bring your ideas and be prepared to share. Plan to attend the Artist showcase in the afternoon, to see how artists can help you enhance your summer reading program. This workshop is being held at RPLS, March 8, 2002 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Reading Rocks- Artist Showcase Learn about performers and artists available to enhance your summer reading program. Librarians will get a brief look at six performers. You can see what they do, learn about their cost and availability, so that you can book a great show. Plan to attend the I Read - Reading Rocks brainstorming session in the morning and the Artist showcase in the afternoon. Be sure to sign up for both sessions. This workshop is being held at Forsyth Public Library, March 8, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
DRA Cataloging 1, will be offered at Lincoln Library, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on March 19th and at RPLS, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on March 20th. Instructor: Diane Kovacs. Register online for this class at http://www.kovacs.com/rpls/rplsregister.html You may also e-mail Diane Kovacs at firstname.lastname@example.org or Telephone at 1-(877)408-5812. Qualifies for 4 CPDU's RPLS/ISBE recertification.
DRA Cataloging 2, will be offered at RPLS, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on March 21st and at Lincoln Library, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on March 22nd. Instructor: Diane Kovacs Register online for this class at http://www.kovacs.com/rpls/rplsregister.html
You may also e-mail Diane Kovacs at email@example.com or Telephone at 1-(877)408-5812. Qualifies for 4 CPDU's RPLS/ISBE recertification.
STE: Whatever Happened to Carbon Paper? What does the future hold for libraries and the printed word? In an electronic age, what will happen to reading and literacy? Are libraries becoming anachronistic? How must libraries and library workers redefine themselves in this age of technology? As we try to "fit in" with technology, where do library workers, LTA's, and librarians fit in? Join us as we delve into this topic that concerns all of us... the future of libraries, and our roles in it. This workshop will be held at RPLS, March 22, 2002 from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m.
GASB STATEMENT #34: An Overview of the New Standard This is a heads-up for administrators, accountants, bookkeepers, board members, etc., who are typically involved in communicating with the library's auditors about the annual audit. Those not involved with the library's annual audit are likely to find the program of limited interest and value. This session will be held via Vtel in the RPLS distance learning room at 10:00 to Noon.
IPLAR and Per Capita Grant: If you are wondering where the information is here is part of the answer. The Annual Report (IPLAR) packets have arrived at RPLS and will be distributed via delivery to the public libraries next week. As for the Per Capita Grant, you received a letter about the requirements. RPLS is in contact with the State Library about clarification on these and will forward that information as soon as we have it. At this time you should definitely plan on reviewing the Core Standards, Chapter 1, of Serving Our Public with your boards. If you do not have the books remember it can be found on your Administrative Ready Reference CD's or on the State Library Web page at http://www.library.sos.state.il.us/library/isl/ref/readyref/serving/index.htm
PDR (Physicians’ Desk Reference) Electronic Library Online, offered for the first time last year, is available to all ILLINET academic, public, school and special libraries. This session will be held via Vtel in the RPLS distance learning room on Tuesday, March 26 from 1:45 to 3:45.
REGISTER NOW FOR THE RPLS SEMINAR:
Have you considered inviting your trustees to attend the RPLS
Seminar? Fred Schlipf, Urbana Free Library and library building consultant, will
present a session on the pitfalls and perils of library remodeling and
construction that your trustees should attend, if you have any building or
remodeling projects in your future. You often get only one chance to build a new
library or remodel an old one. Getting it right is important because you will
live with design mistakes for a long, long, time. Unsuitable locations, bad
lighting, inflexibility of space use, poor security, inadequate workspaces,
complex maintenance, and lack of storage space are all common pitfalls in
library design. In this session learn the basic steps in planning and
constructing a new library, as well as how to avoid some of the most frequent
design problems. Fred Schlipf has worked with dozens of library construction
projects and will be happy to respond to questions for as long as you want to
The session by Jan Peach, Collection Development Coordinator, University of Illinois Springfield, on collection development has proven so popular that we have opened an additional session. Jan will provide an overview of some of the challenges in building your library's collection -- from meeting the needs of your patron population to database vs. print sources. Where does our budget get the most "bang for the buck"? How do electronic resources influence our purchase decision, especially for periodicals? And what influences do we consider in deciding what to add -- or delete?
Sally Decker Smith, Head of Adult Services/Raconteur, Indian Trails Public Library District will present a session "Why I Love Your Job, and How You Can Like It Better". "Do you feel like a tiny cog in a big machine that's wearing you out? Does your job seem boring and meaningless a lot of the time? Come and hear about a different way of looking at what you do--and perhaps leave a little taller and a little happier.
One way to start marketing your library may be to send some of your staff members to attend Jane Lenser's presentation on "Telephone Etiquette". Even with the abundance of technology in libraries today, the telephone is still a primary tool used in contacting patrons. A simple phone conversation can make a lasting impression either positive or negative. This a program is a refresher on developing a friendly, businesslike, and courteous phone manner.
February 20th is the last day to register for the RPLS Seminar. The cost is $20 for any part or to attend the entire seminar. Get the most from your money attend all the sessions and join us for lunch.
Here is the link to the brochure http://www.rpls.ws/class_descriptions/rplsseminar/index.html
Register on the Web at : http://www.rpls.ws/class_descriptions/rplsseminar/Results/registration_form.aspThere is also a link to the registration form from the education page. http://www.rpls.ws/education.asp Please call Doris firstname.lastname@example.org or Angela email@example.com at 429-2586, if you do not receive confirmation of your registration within 72 hours.
GRANT FOR SCHOOL LIBRARY MATERIALS: School Library
Media Specialist-- You might be interested in the grant program for school
library materials from the Department of Education. To register to receive
information about the grant, send an email to:
You can also submit questions to Maggie McFeeley through that same email address.
|02-059||Book Signings at Carnegie-Schuyler Library, Pana: Two local Rolling Prairie Library System authors will have a book signing at the Carnegie-Schuyler Library in Pana, February 19, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Fran Priddy's book, "Burnout", is a romantic suspense and Marilyn Gardiner's, "Flight of Angels", is a paranormal romance.|
|02-060||Larry Wetherholt at Barclay Library: The Friends of Barclay Library presents Larry WetherHolt, Thursday, February 21, 2002 7:00 p.m.|
|02-061||Lincoln Library, Springfield's Public Library, has a new website: Please visit us at http://lincolnlibrary.rpls.lib.il.us/llhome5.htm If you have book-marked us on your browser, simply refresh the page. We hope you like what you find. Our newly designed homepage allows you to access our catalog, check your account, ask an email reference question, learn more about various library services, check out our new books, see what programs and classes we are offering and much more. Our librarians have also selected their favorite links to share with you. Many of these are community links, including the library's Community Calendar on which you can post information about your organization's upcoming event. In addition we've added a link to Yahoo! for your convenience. If you would like to comment on our new page, feel free to do so by phoning Public Relations at 217-753-4900 ext. 226.|
|02-062||Illinois school library media association: The Illinois School Library Media Association is conducting a membership promotion at several meetings around the state during this semester. One of the meetings at which this will occur is the March 5 meeting of the Sangamon/Menard School Librarians' Network being held at 4:00 p.m. at Glenwood High School (1501 E. Plummer Blvd., Chatham//Hostess: Karen High). In addition to this group's regular meeting, ISLMA membership information will be available, a drawing will be held for a one-year ISLMA membership, and attendees will have an opportunity to offer suggestions and comments that will be passed on to the ISLMA board.|
Reconceptualizing Cataloging: presented at the ALAMW conference on
January 18, 2002 is now available as a free webcast
The panel of speakers includes:
BUSH BUDGET INCREASES SPENDING FOR LIBRARY PROGRAMS;
RECRUITMENT-FUNDS SCHOOL LIBRARY MATERIALS AT $12 MILLION:
The Administration's FY2003 Budget was released today and includes increases of
$13 million for library programs under the Institute of Museum and Library
Services. Last year's funding was $207 million but included a large number of
set-asides. The budget de-funds the set-asides from FY2002. The total for
library programs would be set at $182 million. Also included would be $10
million under the National Leadership Grants program for library professional
recruitment. Statistics gathered by Library Journal in May of 2000 show forty
percent of the current library professionals are nearing retirement.
Emily Sheketoff, Executive Director of the American Library Association's Washington Office expressed pleasure at the increase for library programs. "This increase will allow more libraries to help communities recover from the recession," Sheketoff stated. "Many libraries in big and small cities provide on-line services for filing resumes and jobs banks for help in finding positions," she said.
Funding for school library materials, recently included in the reauthorized "Leave No Child Behind" ESEA reauthorization, would be set at $12 million, the same level as funding for FY2002. Unless funds for this program achieve a level over $100 million it does not become a block grant to all states but remains a competitive grant administered by the Department of Education.
"One of our legislative priorities this year will be to educate Congress on the importance of an increase of funding to make this money available to all states," said Sheketoff. "In order to have a real impact on young children's reading ability and life-long enjoyment, a big increase in funding will be necessary to update school library collections," she said. "Since the Administration's focus is on teaching children to read, what is available for them to read is of equal importance, and should be equally funded."
Awards Educate & Automate Grants to Libraries for Equipment Purchases:
Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has awarded Fiscal Year 2002
Educate and Automate "Back to Basics" grants to nearly 500 Illinois libraries
for essential equipment purchases.
White said 483 libraries will share more than $460,000 in "Back to Basics" grants. Grants of between $100 and $1,000 were awarded for libraries to purchase one or a combination of the following equipment: an answering machine, a copy machine, a whiteboard, a computer, a fax machine, a telephone, an ink jet printer, and a microform reader/printer. Libraries may provide local funds for any purchase over $1,000. Libraries that already own such equipment may use the grants for replacements, enhancements or upgrades.
"I am committed to making sure Illinois libraries have the most current equipment necessary to meet the needs of their patrons," White said. "Many of our libraries on fixed budgets simply do not have the financial resources to make such purchases, or they are using out of date equipment that needs to be upgraded. As our patrons become more technologically skilled, it is imperative that our libraries have the resources to meet those advanced needs. Citizens depend on their library for a host of educational, informational and entertainment needs, and these grants will allow libraries to purchase new equipment and make upgrades to meet the demands of library users.
"As State Librarian I am delighted to be able to provide our library systems and our academic, public, school and special libraries with an assortment of grants that allow them to keep the citizens of Illinois well-informed, better educated and more enlightened."
The state-funded Educate and Automate grant program was begun
in 1997 and provides about $4 million each year to all types of libraries to
improve technology and provide the most up-to-date computers and networking
equipment. The program also provides $1 million annually for family literacy
|02-066||SYNERGY: The Illinois Library Leadership Initiative March 25-27, 2002, Pere Marquette Conference Center, Grafton July 15-17, 2002, Hickory Ridge Conference Center, Lisle January 13-15, 2003, Starved Rock Lodge, Utica Synergy -- " ...the whole is greater than the sum of its parts." Stephen Covey "Synergy…will build a network for life." Becky Schreiber DESCRIPTION Synergy: The Illinois Library Leadership Initiative is the statewide library community's proactive movement to recruit and nurture future Illinois library leaders. Objectives include self-assessment; discovering and developing personal values; identifying the local, state and global environment; fostering and expanding skills and tools for personal, professional and positional leadership; creating a cohort group; establishing mentoring relationships' developing a vision of and beyond the field of librarianship. Librarians selected to participate in the first year of Synergy: The Illinois Library Leadership Initiative, will commit to a year-long process, beginning with the first session at Pere Marquette, through intersession activities, ending with the session at Hickory Ridge. Each site has been chosen for its unique Illinois flavor and for the natural progression, geographically, personally, professionally, as Synergy and its participants travel across the state. SPONSORS The Illinois State Library and its partners are sponsoring Synergy: The Illinois Library Leadership Initiative. Lodging and related costs will be absorbed by the Illinois State Library. Travel costs will be the responsibility of the individual. There is no registration fee. Illinois library leaders contributing to the planning and development of Synergy: The Illinois Library Leadership Initiative are members of the Illinois State Library Leadership Planning Committee. APPLICATION PROCESS Librarians interested in being selected for Synergy: The Illinois Library Leadership Initiative should submit their applications to the Illinois State Library by Friday, March 1st. Applications will be reviewed by members of the Leadership Planning Committee's Selection Criteria Work Group and by Illinois State Library staff. Successful applicants will be notified March 8th of their acceptance. SELECTION CRITERIA 1. Master's degree in library and information science and/or School Library Media Certification 2. Employed in an Illinois Library/School Media Center 3. Demonstration of leadership 4. Commitment to attend all three leadership sessions and participate in intersession activities 5. Ability to assume responsibility for all travel and for personal and incidental expenses APPLICATION PACKAGE Due March 1, 2002 Submit to Synergy: The Illinois Library Leadership Initiative Illinois State Library 300 South Second Street Springfield, IL 62701-1796 1. Cover letter indicating applicant meets all the Selection Criteria and has enclosed the materials requested below. 2. One-page resume. 3. Letter of nomination from 1) a regional library system, 2) an ILLINET member library director; 3) a representative of a state professional association or organization, including but not limited to ILA, ISLMA, IACRL, LIBRAS, CODSULI, PALI, CCMP, or 4) a member of the Illinois State Library Leadership Planning Committee. Letter should comment strongly on knowledge of applicant, in what capacity and for how long and applicant's special strengths; letter must give examples of applicant's leadership/problem solving abilities and achievements. 4. Two letters of support from any of the above or from a third party, including but not limited to supervisors, former professors, neighborhood group, minister. Letters should comment strongly on knowledge of applicant, in what capacity and for how long and applicant's special strengths; letter must give examples of applicant's leadership/problem solving abilities and achievements. 5. One page statement describing achievements (professional activities as well as community service), demonstrating leadership potential, aspirations for the future and the qualities the individual possesses as a possible leader.|
|02-067||Cataloging Workshop schedule: The Illinois State Library is proud to provide the following schedule of the MARC of Quality (TMQ) cataloging workshops to be held from April through October 2002. These courses will be offered either in Springfield or the North Suburban Library area. The Illinois State Library will subsidize a significant portion of the workshop costs. Registration fees for any of these workshops is set at the very low fee of $25 per person, per day. To register for any of the workshops, please submit the following information to Suzanne Schriar at firstname.lastname@example.org: 1. name 2. title 3. email address 4. phone number 5. library name 6. workshop name You will also need to send a check, payable to the Rolling Prairie Library System, in the amount of $25 per day for each workshop to: Angela Thompson Rolling Prairie Library System 345 W. Eldorado St. Decatur, IL 62522 Registration is limited to 30 people, so register early to guarantee availability. Title: Videorecordings Instructor: Deborah Fritz Length: 2 days Dates: April 2-3, 2002 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (each day) Location: Illinois State Library - Room 403 Description: Videos are not as hard to catalog as you might think. You'll learn the vagaries of videorecordings, and add those variations to your core cataloging skills. Required text: Cataloging with AACR2R and USMARC, by Deborah Fritz. Chicago: ALA, 1999. Fee: $50 Title: Sound Recordings Instructor: Deborah Fritz Length: 2 days Dates: April 4-5, 2002 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (each day) Location: Hanson Engineers, Inc., Springfield, IL Description: Cataloging sound recordings is harder than books, but easier than serials. Come and learn the peculiar permutations you must add to your core cataloging skills to get both musical and non-musical sound recordings under your bibliographic control. Required text: Cataloging with AACR2R and USMARC, by Deborah Fritz. Chicago: ALA, 1999. Fee: $50 Title: Cataloging Electronic Resources (3 days) and Video DVD (1 day) Instructor: Nancy B. Olson Length: 4 days Dates: April 30 - May 3, 2002 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (each day) Location: North Suburban Library System Description: Join us for an intense and practical 4 days as Professor Nancy Olson focuses your concentration on cataloging electronic resources (3 days) and DVDs (1 day) including: electronic resources with physical carriers (e.g., CDROM); monographic remote access electronic resources (e.g., documents on the Web); open-entry remote access electronic resources (e.g., Websites); serial remote access electronic resources (e.g., electronic journals) and video DVDs. Required text: Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd ed., 1998 revision, plus amendments. Cataloging of Audiovisual Materials and Other Special Materials, by Nancy B. Olson, 4th ed. Minnesota Scholarly Press, 1998. Available for $60.00 at the workshop (reg. $75.00) MARC 21 Bibliographic or OCLC Bibliographic manual. Cataloging Internet Resources: A Manual and Practical Guide, 2nd ed. http://www.oclc.org/oclc/man/9256cat/toc.htm Fee: $100 Title: Book Blitz Instructor: Deborah Fritz Length: 4 days Dates: May 13-16, 2002 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (each day) Location: Schaumburg Public Library Description: You'll learn the core cataloging skills that will enable you to develop your talent for juggling cataloging rules, coding standards and the requirements of your own system to make MARC records that really work. The emphasis will be on books, but in this workshop you'll learn the vital techniques that will provide the means for you to catalog all types of materials, quickly and efficiently. Required text: Cataloging with AACR2R and USMARC, by Deborah Fritz. Chicago: ALA, 1999. Fee: $100 Title: Cataloging Electronic Resources (3 days) and Video DVD (1 day) Instructor: Nancy B. Olson Length: 4 days Dates: May 21-24, 2002 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (each day) Location: Hanson Engineers, Springfield, IL Description: Join us for an intense and practical 4 days as Professor Nancy Olson focuses your concentration on cataloging electronic resources (3 days) and DVDs (1 day) including: electronic resources with physical carriers (e.g., CDROM); monographic remote access electronic resources (e.g., documents on the Web); open-entry remote access electronic resources (e.g., Websites); serial remote access electronic resources (e.g., electronic journals) and video DVDs. Required text: Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd ed., 1998 revision, plus amendments. Cataloging of Audiovisual Materials and Other Special Materials, by Nancy B. Olson, 4th ed. Minnesota Scholarly Press, 1998. Available for $60.00 at the workshop (reg. $75.00) MARC 21 Bibliographic or OCLC Bibliographic manual. Cataloging Internet Resources: A Manual and Practical Guide, 2nd ed. http://www.oclc.org/oclc/man/9256cat/toc.htm Fee: $100 Title: LC Classification Instructor: Tina Grover Length: 1 day Date: July 22, 2002 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Location: Illinois State Library, Room 403 Description: Learn the basics of how to use the LC Classification System to classify and arrange your library materials. You will have lots of practice with examples using individual classes. Topic include: * Principle, structure and format of LC class * Reading the schedules: form captions and tables * Cuttering * Sources of information and help This is an introductory class, so previous experience is not mandatory. Required text: None Fee: $25 Title: LC Subject Headings Instructor: Trina Grover Length: 2 days Date: July 23-24, 2002 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (each day) Location: Illinois State Library, Room 403 Description: This workshop will introduce you to the essential principles of subject cataloging using the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH). Topics will include determining the subject content of a work; identifying subjects or aspects; LC's guidelines on how many headings to assign to a work, the specificity of headings and depth of indexing; types of headings; formats of headings; MARC coding in bibliographic records; reading subject authority records. Required text: Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH). Bring vol. 1 (any recent ed.) Free-floating subdivisions (any recent ed.) Fee: $50 Title: Dewey Daze Instructor: Trina Grover Length: 2 days Dates: July 25-26, 2002 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (each day) Location: Illinois State Library, Room 403 Description: This workshop will teach you how to find your way around the Dewey schedules and tables to create call numbers that work. Topics include the history and arrangement of the system; the principles of DDC; using the Relative index; using the manual; number building with notations from the schedules; and number building using tables. Previous experience is not mandatory. Required text: DDC 21 Fee: $50 Title: Serials Instructor: Deborah Fritz Length: 2 days Dates: October 17-18, 2002 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (each day) Location: Illinois State Library, Room 403 Description: This workshop addresses the peculiarities of print serials, e.g., magazines, annuals (e.g., Fodors and yearly references items) Required text: Cataloging with AACR2R and USMARC, by Deborah Fritz. Chicago: ALA, 1999. Fee: $50 Please note--Questions should be directed to Suzanne Schriar at email@example.com or 217.785.1533. The Information about the cataloguing workshops is available at: http://www.marcofquality.com/trnindex.html and http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/library/isl/oclc/cont_ed.html.|
Digital Content--Collaborations with Cultural Institutions:
March 1, 2002, 9:00a.m.--4:00p.m. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington
Library Center Teaching with digital primary source documents brings new
challenges to teachers, librarians, museum curators and educators. Using
digitized primary source materials involves fundamental shifts in the service
and teaching methods of curators, librarians, and teachers, regardless of their
audiences. New programs need to be developed to integrate digital primary source
materials into K-12 curriculum and assignments, as well as into the educational
programs of museums and libraries.
We invite you to a workshop at the Chicago Public Library on new approaches to teaching with digital content. The workshop, sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, will feature individual presentations from scholars, educators, librarians and museum personnel, as well as a panel question and answer session.
Target Audience: museum curators, librarians, school librarians, school media specialists, museum educators, librarians involved in special collections work and digitization projects, K-12 educators. This event is open to the public. Admission is free, but seating is limited so we invite registration by email or phone at the address below.
For further information, contact:
Nuala A. Bennett, Interim Coordinator Digital Imaging and
Media Technology Initiative
Events Illinois State Library Electronic Resources Expo ERXPO: Wednesday,
February 27, 2002
9:00 a.m. to 5:00
Township District Library
Please pre-register at
9:00 a.m. -- 9:30
a.m. McGraw-Hill's AccessScience/Preview Port
9:40 a.m. -- 10:10
a.m. EBSCO/Lexis Nexis
10:20 a.m. --
10:50 a.m. NoveList/H W Wilson
11:00 a.m. --
11:30 a.m. ProQuest/Gale Group
11:40 a.m. --
12:10 p.m. SIRS/NewsBank (News Illinois)
12:20 p.m. --
12:50 p.m. FACTS.com/ORS Publishing (Polling the Nations)
1:00 p.m. -- 1:30
p.m. H W Wilson/NoveList
1:30 p.m. -- 2:00
p.m. Illinois Library Community Celebrity Speakers (see below)
2:00 p.m. --
2:30 p.m. NewsBank (News Illinois)/McGraw Hill's AccessScience
2:40 p.m. -- 3:10
p.m. Preview Port/EBSCO
3:20 p.m. -- 3:50
p.m. Gale Group/SIRS
4:00 p.m. -- 4:30
p.m. ORS Publishing (Polling the Nations)/FACTS.com
4:40 p.m. -- 5:00
p.m. Lexis Nexis/ProQuest
Celebrity Speaker Information: Jean Wilkins, Director, Illinois State Library John Berry, President of the American Library Association, Executive Director, NILRC: A Consortium of Midwest Community Colleges, Colleges and Universities Sarah Long, former President of the American Library Association and Director, North Suburban Library System Sylvia Murphy Williams, President-Elect, Illinois Library Association and Director, Dundee Township Public Library District Dr. Arthur Young, President of the Illinois Library Association and Director, University Libraries, Northern Illinois University Due to circumstances beyond our control, this Schedule of Events is subject to change. Please check again closer to the event.
|02-070||Pam's Picks: RPLS's Pam Ewing shares some of her favorite Websites. www.writerspace.com - Writerspace is the home for over 150 popular authors, primarily romance and mystery and has many special features www.refdesk.com - Refdesk is the single best source on the internet for facts www.americaslibrary.gov - This site offers information about the history of America. You can meet amazing Americans; jump back in time; explore the states; join America at play, etc. www.bookbrowser.com - Bookbrowser is a site dedicated to reading. It offers reading lists including series and sequels, book reviews, forthcoming titles, author information and much more www.theromancereader.com - The Romance Reader offers book reviews, special features, author interviews and more. www.themysteryreader.com - The Mystery Reader offers book reviews, special features, author interviews and more. www.stopyourekillingme.com - Stop You're Killing Me is a resource for mystery, intrigue and suspense books. www.thebestreviews.com - The Best Reviews offers reviews on the latest books and information on authors.|
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: The job notices
printed in the Prairie News are either submitted to the newsletter editor
or taken from a variety of different librarian placement Web pages like
the American Library Association and the Illinois Library Association.
Librarian, Sacred Heart - Griffin High School, Springfield, Illinois: Sacred Heart-Griffin High School has opening for a librarian. It is a full-time position beginning 2002-2003 academic year. The preferred qualifications include a degree in library and information science and some experience. For a complete job description and further information regarding this position please contact Sr. Margaret Joanne, O.P. (Principal) at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Perma-Bound Books, a division of Hertzberg New Method, has an opening for a credentialed librarian. Position requires knowledge of children’s and young adult literature, excellent verbal and written communication skills, computer literacy, and database-searching skills. Ed. Requirements: MLS from an ALA accredited program preferred. School library/media center experience considered. Send resumes to Perma-Bound Books attn: Collection Development Department 617 E. Vandalia Road, Jacksonville, IL 62650 or e-mail your resume to collection email@example.com.
|02-072||PRAIRIE NEWS SUBMISSIONS: The Prairie News is a biweekly publication of RPLS. Notices, meetings, giveaways, career opportunities and other news items of interest to the membership may be submitted. Items will be edited to fit the space requirements of the newsletter. The next issue of the Prairie News will be Friday, March 1, 2002. All submissions should arrive before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, 2002, for inclusion in the newsletter. You may fax submissions to (217) 428-1852, or e-mail them to Doris McKay at firstname.lastname@example.org or Angela Thompson at email@example.com|