RAILS Member Announcements
April 6 Workshop
Facebook! YouTube! Twitter! iPhone! Pinterest! Many people use these and other online tools to communicate with friends, read the news, and play games. Social media focuses around information sharing and community building. Clearly, librarians have a definitive role to play in this confusing and evolving landscape! This workshop will do the following:
- Explore the concepts of “Web 2.0” and “Library 2.0” and use these to demonstrate how librarians can leverage social media to connect patrons with their libraries
- Outline the issues around social media policies and privacy concerns for librarians and patrons
- Provide introductory hands-on experience with developing social media presences for libraries
No prior social media experience is needed to attend this workshop.
Date and time: April 6, 2013, 9 am – 4 pm
Location: Graduate School of Library and Information Science Building, 501 E. Daniel Street, Room 52
Cost: GSLIS students - $30
UIUC faculty, staff and alumni - $45
All others- $60
Workshop leader: Dr. Diane M. Rasmussen (formerly Dr. Diane Rasmussen Neal) is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario. She has been teaching social media workshops since 2007, and teaches a credit course about social media and libraries for MLIS students at Western. She is the editor of Social media for academics: A practical guide (Chandos, 2012).
To register, visit http://www.lis.illinois.edu/academics/programs/cpd/socialmedia
RAILS has arranged for a group viewing of a virtual conference on EPUB3 at 10 a.m. on April 17 at the East Peoria service center. EPUB3 is a standard for interoperable e-books that is rapidly being adopted by the publishing and device manufacturing community. The virtual conference will be available at the East Peoria location only. All are welcome to attend in East Peoria for a discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of EPUB3, suggested tools for implementation, barrier issues on the horizon, and the significant improvements in accessibility with EPUB. This is a virtual conference sponsored by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO). For a detailed agenda, see http://www.niso.org/news/events/2013/virtual/epub3. (Note that times are shown in Eastern time.) Registration and a description of EPUB3 can be found on L2 at http://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=15287.
Please note that RAILS has arranged for a group viewing of this virtual conference at its East Peoria service center. Remote viewing at other RAILS locations will not be possible.
We have entered the last week for public libraries to order the LACONI Salary Survey for 2012. PLEASE NOTE: We have extended the deadline for completing the survey until end of day, Friday, April 5, 2013. Thanks to those who have already completed it. We've gotten good responses so far. And thanks also for the comments on the online survey itself. LACONI and Innovation Experts will use your feedback to make improvements for our next survey coming this fall.
If you haven't yet completed the survey, please follow this link to take it. Your participation is key to keeping this a beneficial service to us all.
Executive Director, Warren-Newport Public Library District
From April 11 to May 23, the halls of some Quad City libraries and non-profits will resound with the beat of uniquely American musical genres, thanks to the grant-funded “America’s Music” project.
Bettendorf, Davenport, Moline and Rock Island Public Libraries, in collaboration with River Music Experience and Western Illinois University-Quad Cities, will host the six-week series, which features documentary film screenings, scholar-led discussions of twentieth-century American popular music and live performances.
“America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway” covers a wide span of musical interests, including blues and gospel, Broadway, jazz, bluegrass and country, rock n’ roll, mambo, and hip hop. Featuring 19 presentations in the Iowa and Illinois Quad Cities, the local effort is one of just 50 sites nationwide selected to host this program series, which is funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.
Starting with blues and gospel and ending with swing jazz, the general audience programs will explore the connections between six uniquely American genres of 20thcentury music and the influence of music on the history, culture and geography of the United States. The event wraps up May 23 with Celebrating America’s Music in the Quad Cities, an event at Western Illinois University-Quad Cities designed to share and collect additional stories about the past 50 years of music in the region.
For full details, please see the attached news release, or visit www.americasmusicqc.com.
Must pick up
Must pick up
Oxford English Dictionary. BOOK: HARDCOVER. 20 VOLUME SET, 2ndEdition. Ex-library copy. (Includes traces of tape, library name stamps, etc) Very good condition. Highest/best offer. Buyer must pick up at Warren-Newport Public Library, Gurnee IL at prearranged date/time. Cash in hand or cashier’s check only.
2 Teal Office Chairs with Arms. Asking $20 each. Library does not deliver. Cash, cashier check or money order only. Inquires to Palatine Public Library 847-358-5881 - ask for Sue Pennock (ex.134) or Debbie Jensen (ex.154).
Pneumatic Office Chair
-Adjustable blue office chair on rollers
Library does not deliver. Cash, cashier check or money order only. Inquires to Palatine Public Library 847-358-5881 - ask for Sue Pennock (ex.134) or Debbie Jensen (ex.154).
American National Biography (Oxford), c. 1999. Vols. 1-23, supplement 1.
From South Holland Public Library.