April 27, 2007

BWI/YALSA Collection Development Grant

PurposeTo award $1000 for collection development to YALSA members who represent a public library and who work directly with young adults ages 12 to 18. Up to two grants will be awarded annually.CriteriaEach application will be judged on the basis of: 1. The degree of need for additional materials for young adults. 2. The degree of the current collection's use and the specificity of examples used. 3. The soundness of the rationale for the selection of materials. 4. The quality of the description of the benefits this grant will bring to young adults. 5. The degree to which the applicant's philosophy reflects the concepts identified in Directions for Library Service to Young Adults

ALA | BWI/YALSA Collection Development Grant

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24 hrs of Flickr

What happens around the world in one day? In a word – life. Here on Flickr, photographers are sharing what they see: snapping daily moments, recording history, telling stories, capturing beauty.

To celebrate this global community, we invite you to join us in "24 Hours of Flickr" – a day-long global photo project. On May 5, 2007, grab your camera and whatever else you need, and chronicle your day in pictures. The group's photos will be featured at Flickr events around the world this summer and in a companion book, which will contain a selection of photographs chosen from the group (more about this soon!).


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April 26, 2007

Lee County Library

Originally uploaded by leecolibrary.
How cool is this?! The Lee County Library won the National Library Week photo contest the SC State Library sponsored and their Chamber of Commerce honored them on the downtown marquee! What a great way to promote the Library!!! Congrats!

April 25, 2007

Library Majnu

This is an interesting short film that brings Bollywood to the library. It really highlights all the negative signage that is found in the library. Actually it perpetuates the negativity drawn to libraries by making them seem like places that NO is seen more often than YES. How can we change this perception?

April 20, 2007

Librarian Missy

Librarian Missy
Originally uploaded by ESP 29010.
Best Overall winner of the National Library Week Day in the Life of SC Libraries photo contest.

Michael Harper & Wendy Wheatley

Michael Harper & Wendy Wheatley
Originally uploaded by lirpanna.
Winner of the National Library Week Day in the Life of SC Libraries photo contest for Librarians as Teachers or Trainers.

1431 NLW 1

1431 NLW 1
Originally uploaded by Richland County Library.
Winner of the National Library Week Day in the Life of SC Libraries photo contest for Librarians as Trailblazers in New Technology

Librarians 1.0

Librarians 1.0
Originally uploaded by agsaandjsmom.
Winner of the National Library Week Day in the Life of SC Libraries photo contest for Most Humorous.

Winners of the National Library Week Day in the Life of SC Libraries Announced

The South Carolina State Library is happy to announce the winners of the 1st Annual National Library Week Day in the Life of South Carolina Libraries photo contest. During the days of April 16-18, South Carolina Library Staff members submitted a wide range of photographs of librarians working, meeting, teaching, and doing all that librarians do in a given day.Library staff members from all types of libraries were encouraged to submit photos that captured the essence of South Carolina librarianship. Winners will also be recognized on the SC State Library’s web site and during the 2007 SCLA Annual Conference in the fall in Columbia. Judging criteria was based on composition, quality, subject, lighting, creativity, and the ability to capture of the spirit of SC librarianship. A total of four photos were selected winners. Main categories were Librarians as Teachers and Trainers, Librarians as Trailblazers in New Technology, and Most Humorous. Additionally, one overall was selected as well as five honorable mentions. The best overall photo and each category-winner’s library will receive camera gadget bags generously provided by Columbia Photo Supply www.columbiaphotosc.com.

Winning libraries:Lee County Public Library, Greenville County Public Library, Richland County Public Library, with honorable mentions for Richland County Public Library, Conway Library, Florence County Public Library, and Charleston County Public Library.

View a compilation of the winning photos at http://www.statelibrary.sc.gov/docs/library_week/announcement.pdf (PDF Format)

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos and we look forward to sponsoring next year’s National Library Week Day in the Life of South Carolina Libraries. All photos are available at the NLW Day in the Life of SC Libraries Flickr group.

South Carolina State Library - Winners of the National Library Week Day in the Life of SC Libraries Announced

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April 19, 2007

Formapalooza! Mastering the Maze of Government and Legal Websites - SCLA Workshop

Are you lost in the labyrinth of government and legal websites? Frustrated by long, fruitless searches for legal forms and government documents? Join the Public Library Section for a workshop that will teach you how to find the information that you and your patrons are looking for. Formapalooza! Mastering the Maze of Government and Legal Websites will show you where and how to access forms and other invaluable content on legal and government websites. Elaine Sandberg, State Library Reference Librarian, and Terrye Conroy, Reference Librarian at USC’s Coleman Karesh Law Library, will be your guides through state government, federal government, and legal websites.This workshop is appropriate for any and all library staff seeking to improve their legal and government reference skills. The workshop will be held in the pc training lab at the State Library from 10–3 on Tuesday, May 15. The cost is $25 for SCLA members, $30 for non-members, and lunch will be provided. The registration deadline is Friday, May 12. To register, fill out and submit a registration form along with payment. Please contact the Public Library Section officers with any questions about the workshop or the Public Library Section. Suggested topics for future workshops are also welcome!

SCLA - - Home Page

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Newbie's guide to Flickr

Newbie's guide to Flickr
Originally uploaded by crr29061.
Check out this nice little guide to Flickr.

April 17, 2007

Flickr in Public Libraries

What a great use of Flickr in public libraries. This is a sample from the Pickens County Public Library in South Carolina. They have been scanning in old photos and posting them to their Flickr account so that anyone in the world can have access to them! What a great project!

Blooming with Ideas - LIBRIS Conference 2007

The goal of LIBRIS in conducting this conference is to provide an affordable one-day forum for library personnel. This forum will allow attendees to share ideas that will better enable them to carry out the vision and mission of their libraries throughout South Carolina.

Founded seven years ago as a staff development day, the conference has since grown into a one-day conference with participation from the sixteen technical colleges, four year colleges, the State library, several private colleges, public libraries and PASCAL.

This year the conference will be hosted by South Carolina State University. Visit sclibris.org for more information.

Support Loan Forgiveness for Librarians (Librarian Act of 2007)

April 12, 2007 11:59:00Next week, to celebrate National Library Week, Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) plans to introduce the Librarian Act of 2007. The Librarian Act of 2007 amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for Perkins student loan forgiveness to encourage individuals to become and remain librarians in low-income schools and public libraries. Specifically, the Librarian Act of 2007 allows for Perkins loan cancellation for full-time librarians with a master's degree in library science that are employed in: * a public library that serves a geographic area that contains one or more schools eligible for assistance under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965; or* an elementary or secondary school library that is eligible for assistance under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965.

ALA | Take Action!

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April 16, 2007

Celebrate the Guadalajara International Book Fair with ALA-FIL FREE PASS

ALA and the Guadalajara International Book Fair are partnering for the ninth year to provide support for ALA members to attend the 21st Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL) from November 24 - November 28, 2007. Colombia will be the Guest of Honor at FIL 2007. The deadline for application to the ALA/FIL FREE PASS Program is August 17, 2007.

ALA | Guadalajara Book Fair

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Coming Attractions - Book Signing

Help celebrate National Library Week

For more information, visit http://www.flickr.com/groups/nlwdayinsc/

April 15, 2007

DISCUS 2.0 - New Web Site

DISCUS 2.0 - New Web Site
Originally uploaded by crr29061.
I really do have to compliment our staff at the SC State Library on this brand new test portal for our statewide database program, DISCUS. It is so innovative! it includes an online community and a tag cloud! Also, the audio tour is wonderful and is a nice intro to the site. How exciting to see such a wonderful statewide database licensing portal!

April 13, 2007

Greenwood County Laptop Winner!

The Winner!
Originally uploaded by Greenwood County Library.
This happy lady won a brand new Dell laptop computer. Staff who participated in the Staff Learning Experience received a MP3 player on completion of the exercise and the opportunity to win the computer. Almost half the staff participated in the SLE. This was part of Greenwood County Library's adaptation of the PLCMC's 23 things program for staff development.

April 12, 2007

Director Dawn Takes a Break

Director Dawn Takes a Break
Originally uploaded by leecolibrary.
I love this photo of the Director of the Lee County Libarary reading to a very young patron. Great use of Flickr to promote reading to young children in the library.

Keeping up with our Patrons

Keeping up with our Patrons
Originally uploaded by crr29061.
check out this library workshop agenda... i love the "adapting to user expectations" part!

April 11, 2007

Community Analysis Workshop for Public Libraries 018

Part of this session today concentrated on http://www.sccommunityprofiles.org/ which can help libraries in SC look closely at their community statistics.

Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia Founder

Jimmy Wales
Originally uploaded by crr29061.
Last night a small group of us from the SC State LIbrary attended the Jimmy Wales talk at Converse College in Spartanburg. He was a wonderful speaker! If you ever get the chance to hear him, do!

April 10, 2007

Prangstgrup Library Musical - Reading on a Dream PRANK!!

For those of you in large busy quiet libraries, especially academic institutions with active theater/music departments, don't be surprised if a broadway show spontaneously breaks out. If this doesn't make you smile then just wait for the applause at the end...

April 04, 2007

Golden Glades Branch Library

This new state-of-the-art library houses a collection of more than 20,000 books, DVDs, audio books and periodicals. Golden Glades Branch is the first library to be built since 1985 when the new Main Library opened its doors.  It is the first of 10 new libraries to be constructed by 2011as part of the Library System’s Capital Plan.  It also has 17 computer stations, wi-fi and ten laptops for use.  Looks very cool!

Miami-Dade Public Library System

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IMLS Requests Proposals to Purchase, Promote, and Distribute a Conservation Bookshelf

Updated deadline: April 26, 2007

Washington, DC--The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) invites proposals for a cooperative agreement to purchase and distribute a set of conservation-related books, bibliographies, DVDs, and on-line resources as part of its Connecting to Collections initiative. The cooperator will also mount a promotional campaign about the Connecting to Collections initiative and the Conservation Bookshelf, with special attention to raising awareness and soliciting requests for the bookshelf from small to medium-sized museums, libraries, and archives. Download the RFP here (PDF, 73KB).The Conservation Bookshelf will address topics such as guidance for conservation of specific types of objects; conservation treatment; planning; disaster readiness; culturally specific conservation issues; and conservation of living collections. The Institute’s goal is to provide basic texts and resources free of charge to a broad spectrum of library, museum, and archive staff based on a simple application.“Libraries and museums that apply for the Conservation Bookshelf, an important collection of reference materials, demonstrate their commitment to conservation and preservation. This will inspire others to undertake this serious work and help us continue to fight the good fight,” said IMLS Director Anne-Imelda Radice, Ph.D. The IMLS launched its Connecting to Collections initiative in response to the Heritage Health Index, a 2005 study on the dire state of the nation’s collections conducted by Heritage Preservation in partnership with the IMLS. In addition to the Conservation Bookshelf, the initiative includes: * A national conservation summit to be held in Washington, DC, June 27-28, 2007. This summit will be open to invitees, all of whom will receive the Conservation Bookshelf. * Four conservation forums to take place in cities across the nation beginning in January 2008 and continuing throughJune 2009. * Planning grants to each state and territory for the purpose of creating conservation/preservation plans that address the recommendations of the Heritage Health Index.

IMLS - News & Events - Press Releases

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