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Oct 21

skyatomic:

Making a phone call.
#skyatomic #jspharenas #iphoneonly #arlingtonva

skyatomic:

Making a phone call.

#skyatomic #jspharenas #iphoneonly #arlingtonva

(via arlingtonvalib)



vintagelibraries:

The Saint Paul Public Library, The Bookmobile, 1980.

vintagelibraries:

The Saint Paul Public Library, The Bookmobile, 1980.



On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit handed down an important decision in Cambridge University Press et al. v. Carl V. Patton et al. concerning the permissible “fair use” of copyrighted works in electronic reserves for academic courses. Although publisher’s sought to bar the uncompensated excerpting of copyrighted material for “e-reserves,” the court rejected all such arguments and provided new guidance in the Eleventh Circuit for how “fair use” determinations by educators and librarians should best be made.

On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit handed down an important decision in Cambridge University Press et al. v. Carl V. Patton et al. concerning the permissible “fair use” of copyrighted works in electronic reserves for academic courses. Although publisher’s sought to bar the uncompensated excerpting of copyrighted material for “e-reserves,” the court rejected all such arguments and provided new guidance in the Eleventh Circuit for how “fair use” determinations by educators and librarians should best be made.


Oct 20
Registration is now open for “$2.2 Billion Reasons to Pay Attention to WIOA!” Space is limited.
The webinar will explore ways that public and community college libraries can receive funding for employment skills training and job search assistance from the recently-passed Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. The no-cost webinar, which includes speakers from the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor, takes place Oct 27, 2014, from 2:00–3:00 p.m. EDT.

Registration is now open for “$2.2 Billion Reasons to Pay Attention to WIOA!” Space is limited.

The webinar will explore ways that public and community college libraries can receive funding for employment skills training and job search assistance from the recently-passed Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. The no-cost webinar, which includes speakers from the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor, takes place Oct 27, 2014, from 2:00–3:00 p.m. EDT.


Oct 18

Hope, Help and

iworkatapubliclibrary:

A man approached me at the desk with a comment.

Man: “I wanted you to know that I just mailed a donation to the main library because of your staff. They were so nice to me when I came in every day after I got hurt on the job. Now I’m back at work and feeling great. I thought you’d like to know that your staff gave me help and hope.”

Always good news.


Oct 17
To help reference staff build confidence in responding to legal inquiries, ALA and iPAC will host the free webinar “Lib2Gov.org: Connecting Patrons with Legal Information” on 11/12/2014

To help reference staff build confidence in responding to legal inquiries, ALA and iPAC will host the free webinar “Lib2Gov.org: Connecting Patrons with Legal Information” on 11/12/2014


Oct 15
On October 27, 2014, the American Library Association will join the Department of Education and the Department of Labor in hosting “$2.2 Billion Reasons to Pay Attention to WIOA,” an interactive webinar that will explore ways that public libraries can receive funding for employment skills training and job search assistance from the recently-passed Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
Registration for the event will open Monday, Oct 20, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. CDT. Space is limited—subscribe to the District Dispatch for updates.

On October 27, 2014, the American Library Association will join the Department of Education and the Department of Labor in hosting “$2.2 Billion Reasons to Pay Attention to WIOA,” an interactive webinar that will explore ways that public libraries can receive funding for employment skills training and job search assistance from the recently-passed Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

Registration for the event will open Monday, Oct 20, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. CDT. Space is limited—subscribe to the District Dispatch for updates.


Oct 14

Last week, Emily Sheketoff, executive director of the American Library Association Washington Office, Cathleen Bourdon associate executive director of ALA Communication and Member Relations, and Carrie Russell took a road trip to speak at the West Virginia Library Association Conference. Once we got to Snowshoe, we experienced firsthand the difficulties a rural state like West Virginia have with access to broadband. We were assured prior to the trip that Wi-Fi was free, but upon arrival learned that that meant free at the Starbucks (which closes at 4pm).

Last week, Emily Sheketoff, executive director of the American Library Association Washington Office, Cathleen Bourdon associate executive director of ALA Communication and Member Relations, and Carrie Russell took a road trip to speak at the West Virginia Library Association Conference. Once we got to Snowshoe, we experienced firsthand the difficulties a rural state like West Virginia have with access to broadband. We were assured prior to the trip that Wi-Fi was free, but upon arrival learned that that meant free at the Starbucks (which closes at 4pm).


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