In their document, “Open Educational Resources in Higher Education: A Guide to Online Resources,” Delaware County Community College librarians Eleanor Goldberg and Michael LaMagna provide a guide to help navigate the staggering volume of educational content on the Internet.
A new way of making interlibrary loans has just come to CUNY. Information Delivery Systems (IDS) is a robust search tool and lending cooperative that integrates discovery and resource sharing to help library users find the materials they need right away. Unlike conventional interlibrary loan, which gives the borrower no promise of when an item will be delivered, the IDS Project’s goal is to meet 48-hour turnaround times for articles and 72-hour turnaround time for books, free of charge.
Library Scene Spring 2012 issue http://lgdata.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/docs/1736/458848/library_scene_spring2012__2_.pdf
Library Notes. Spring 2012. Vol. 23, Issue 2 http://library.laguardia.edu/files/pdf/libnotes/lnspring2012.pdf
“We welcome original research and practitioner experience papers, as well as submissions in alternative formats,” said co-editor Isaac Gilman. “As the roles of libraries and librarians evolve, the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication will be the place to learn about developments in scholarly communication.”
April 27—To address the issue of job preparedness, the Office of Library Services held a Workplace Readiness seminar at John Jay College, bringing together library faculty and job counselors to hear employers from various industries identify the skills and mindset they prize in graduates.
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Selected opportunities announced by funders during December 2011.
The legality of making orphan works available to the public was recently challenged by three authors’ groups and eight individual authors in a lawsuit filed against the orphan works partnership and digital works repository HathiTrust and five of its research library partners. Read the ARL resource packet providing information about the core issues in that suit, including the scope and applicability of fair use to orphan works.
The second annual CUNY Librarians L.E.A.D. (Learn to Envision Alternative Directions) workshop took place on May 12, 2011. Intended for CUNY library staff who are or will be in managerial positions, the workshop included topics such as adaptive leadership, effective interpersonal communication, and effective negotiation. A complementary seminar for chief librarians is expected to take place in November, 2011.