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Wednesday, April 15, 2015
 
Vol. 4, No. 76
 
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 MANAGING THE LIBRARY
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 OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES / TOPICS
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 ALSO OF NOTE
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 ANNOUNCEMENTS
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  Westlaw - Trusted Experience 2015
 

As we continue our National Library Week coverage, today's highlights focus both on the necessity of librarianship in the digital age, as well as tips and tricks to help you shine even brighter in this integral role. If you have not already been out touting your skills and services this week, it is time to get out and make your presence felt. Though much has changed when it comes to what our libraries look like and how they function, one fact has remained constant and that is that libraries and librarians bring real value to any organization. As the late, great Walter Kronkite once said, "Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation."

Long Live the Librarians!

We kick off today's highlights with the perfect pick-me-up posting from Mark Giangrande. He has a few things to say to those who would challenge the notion that librarians are necessary. Reminding us all of the important roles we play in today's over-connected, digitally-deluged world, he writes, "Information is power. We know how to find it and put it in context." Well said, Mark. Well said! Grab your library pompoms, raise those heads high, and check out: Librarians Are Here To Stay.

Wow 'Em with Webinars

A big part of what we do as librarians today is focused on education and training. This often involves presenting to individuals and groups both in person and via distance technology. The hallmark of any great presentation is, of course, audience engagement. You have got to grab it at the start and maintain it until the last question has been answered. This can take creativity and know-how. Nancy Dixon shares her own tips for making online presentations pop in Nine Practices To Make Webinars Interactive and Effective. She has some excellent insights and suggestions!

Content Considerations

Content is another key when it comes to engaging your audience. Let's face it, it has to be good. As the folks at SocialTimes point out, quality content is born of a multi-step process that involves both its creation and purposeful dissemination. It has been a while since I featured one of their excellent infographics and this one was simply too good to pass up. Get some important content insights at: The Difference Between Content Sharing and Content Creation.

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John J. DiGilio, MLIS, JD, Co-editor of Librarian News Digest
National Manager of Research Services, Reed Smith LLP
Founder & Co-editor, iBraryGuy.com
Phone: 312.207.3902
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TOP NEWS

Top News

  1. The Difference Between Content Sharing and Content Creation [Infographic], Social Times, April 14, 2015
  2. Librarians Are Here To Stay, Law Librarians Blog, April 14, 2015
  3. Nine Practices To Make Webinars Interactive and Effective, Conversation Matters, April 14, 2015
  4. Private Law Libraries SIS Members Vote In Favor of Name Change To Reflect New Member Roles Beyond the Bookshelves, Dewey B Strategic, April 15, 2015
  5. The role of the Knowledge Engineer, Knoco Stories, April 15, 2015
  6. Internet Archive and CADAL Partner to Digitize 500,000 Academic Texts, Library Stuff, April 15, 2015

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OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES / TOPICS

Compliance

  1. Information Requirements Clearinghouse and Iron Mountain End Seventeen ... - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release), , April 14, 2015
Knowledge Management

  1. The role of the Knowledge Engineer, Knoco Stories, April 15, 2015
  2. How KM links with corporate universities, Knoco Stories, April 15, 2015
Technology

  1. Launching Today: A Cloud Platform for Bankruptcy Attorneys, Robert Ambrogi's LawSites, April 14, 2015

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ALSO OF NOTE

Also of Note

  1. CheckItOut – Taylor Swift Parody Video for National Library Week, Library Stuff, April 14, 2015

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Association News

  1. BIALL Bursaries available for the 2015 AALL Conference in Philadelphia!, British and Irish Association of Law Libraries, April 14, 2015
Press Releases

  1. OCLC signs agreements with publishers in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Business, Outsell: Information Industry Headlines, April 14, 2015
  2. Open access: Cambridge University Press open for business, Outsell: Information Industry Headlines, April 14, 2015
  3. New Research from Outsell Provides Insight on the Changing Face of the Open Access Market, Outsell: Information Industry Headlines, April 14, 2015
  4. New Version of Lexis for Microsoft Office Integrates with Lexis Search Advantage, Outsell: Information Industry Headlines, April 14, 2015
  5. Amazon, HarperCollins Reach Deal On Book Pricing, Outsell: Information Industry Headlines, April 14, 2015
  6. Springer and Altmetric to launch new platform for book impact at the London Book Fair, Outsell: Information Industry Headlines, April 14, 2015
  7. Information Requirements Clearinghouse and Iron Mountain End Seventeen ... - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release), , April 14, 2015

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