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Choice and The Charleston Company Announce Collaboration on New Online Review Resource for Academic Databases
August 5, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via ACRL) Choice and The Charleston Company have announced plans to collaborate on a new reference product, an online review source for academic databases and digital resources, with the working name of CC Advisor. CC Advisor will be published on th…
Piotrowski Named Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year
August 5, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Pattie Piotrowski, who recently started a position as University Librarian and Dean of Library Instructional Services at the University of Illinois Springfield, has been named the 2016 ILA Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year. The award, which is …
OCLC to Hold Presentations and Open House During IFLA 2016
August 5, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via OCLC) OCLC, the leading global library cooperative based in Dublin, will welcome thousands of librarians from around the world as the premier sponsor and a local host of the 2016 IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Columbus August 13-…
Illinois Academic Librarians Who Presented at ALA 2016
July 31, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
A number of Illinois academic librarians presented at this year’s American Library Association Annual Conference, which took place in Orlando, Florida, from June 23 to June 28. This year’s conference was tied in with ALA’s “Li…
OCLC Holding Member Forum in Chicago on October 27
July 30, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via OCLC) Take part in a day of community, robust conversation and discussion with your colleagues and use the power of your membership in the OCLC cooperative. OCLC will hold a Member Forum on the University of Chicago campus, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 …
MLA Seeking Poster Submissions for 2017 Conference
July 29, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via the Medical Library Association) Share your best ideas and work with your fellow librarians by presenting a poster in Seattle, Washington. Submissions are invited from all types of libraries and on any topic relevant to MLA members. Proposals ma…
Call for Submissions–Special Issue of Journal of Access Services
July 28, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via David McCaslin, Caltech Library) What is the role of textbooks in today’s libraries? Like the cost of journal subscriptions, the price for textbooks have been increasing. Unlike with journals, students feel an immediate financial burden wh…
New Call for Papers–Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve
July 28, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via LeEtta Schmidt, University of South Florida and Editor of the Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve) The peer-reviewed Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve provides a forum f…
Chu Named ALA Representative to UNESCO Commission
July 28, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Dr. Clara M. Chu, Director and Mortenson Distinguished Professor at the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs (on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus), has been chosen as the American Library Association’s repres…
Registration Deadline for Joint Upper Midwest Digital Collections / CONTENTdm Meeting is Friday, July 29
July 28, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via Margaret Chambers, CARLI, on behalf of UMDCC) Registration ends Friday, July 29, for the Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference and CONTENTdm Users Group Meeting, taking place on August 9-11 at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. Do…
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