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A change of scenery

A change of scenery

I haven’t been very vocal, but I think I have a decent excuse – I moved back to California from Washington around the holidays, and I’ve been getting back up to speed. But coming up this summer, I’m also changing things up professionally by attending the AALL Annual Conference. How different it will be from SLA Annual, I’m not sure, but I’m also looking forward to seeing Austin in all of its heat and glory.

Open Access & Open Ed: from SLA Annual 2015

Open Access & Open Ed: from SLA Annual 2015

I had the good fortune to catch a talk by Scholarly Communications Librarian Marilyn Billings (UMass Amherst), who talked about initiatives and best practices for open access models beyond journals publishing. Learned a lot from that talk, despite my scattered note-taking. Encouraging Openness at your Institution: Trends in Open Ed and Open Access Marilyn Billings Scholarly Communications Librarian University of MA Amherst Textbook Trends The high cost of commercial print textbooks is a major concern for parents, students, and even…

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New Directions in Scholarly Communication

New Directions in Scholarly Communication

Open Access Week has started off with a very good webinar, led by Joe Kraus and with presentions by John Wilbanks, Heather Piwowak and Molly Keener. And in the spirit of OA, their presentations are available on Slideshare! John Wilbanks Heather Piwowak – Open research data: fun, important, and in need of librarians Molly Keener – Scholarly Communication: A Changing Landscape Very informative, very interesting … if you’re involved with scholarly publishing or academic copyright, definitely take a look at…

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LLoPS Workshop Session: Mining SEC Documents

LLoPS Workshop Session: Mining SEC Documents

Session I: Mining SEC Documents Elizabeth Osbourne Authorized SEC Filing Agent Morningstar Document Research EMO EDGARizing Services   Most common types of SEC Documents Contents of Documents Frequency of Filing Who Files Q&A   Frequency: 10-K — Annual report 10-Q — Quarterly report 8-K — Unusual report issued between quarter – material disclosure/extraordinary event   Who files: All public companies A few privately-held companies with public debt will file Companies preparing to go public (optional)   Common: 10K 10Q 8K…

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Heading to San Diego

Heading to San Diego

It’s been a long, long while since I’ve been to an ALA conference.  I’m dipping my toe back in by going to ALA Midwinter in San Diego. Thing is — I don’t have any obligations there. I’m not on a single committee. So, since I have free time: what should I do at Midwinter?  What what I be sure to see/attend/crash? Who do I need to see for reconnections (or new ones)?

The Bright Future-Ready Future

The Bright Future-Ready Future

The Special Libraries Association has opened a new portal of content, until the brand/topic/theme of Future Ready 365.  The site is open to contributions/participation by librarians: Your contribution—250 words, a handful of images, even audio and video—will build a mosaic that offers this community actionable insights into the future of our profession and association. How do you join in? It’s easy: Submit your post to futureready365@sla.org. Done. We’ll take care of the rest. Soon, the registration for the 2011 conference will…

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Social Media and Privacy Presentation

Social Media and Privacy Presentation

Yesterday, at the joint CLA/CSLA conference in Sacramento, I gave a very, very early presentation on privacy and social media. Way, way too early. Trust me. I’m making the slides available as a PDF for now – hope to put up an HTML version once I get home. And I may add and take away some info to make it a short but useful guide on how to evaluate and navigate social media with an eye towards intellectual freedom issues….

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ED’s Closing Remarks at SLA 2010

ED’s Closing Remarks at SLA 2010

I’ve just returned home from New Orleans and the Special Libraries Association 2010 Annual Conference. It was an informative and entertaining event, and I enjoyed meeting new people and getting re-acquainted with familiar friends and colleagues. But SLA, like many other institutions, is going through serious challenges – financial shortfalls that are triggering a major organizational restructuring.  In her remarks in the closing session on Wednesday, SLA Executive Director Janice LaChance devoted her address to the challenges facing SLA in…

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Grassroots progressive conference on library education?

Grassroots progressive conference on library education?

The NY Collective of Radical Reference is organizing a Library Education Forum on the state of LIS education. What’s it all about? This will not be a place to critique specific programs or faculty members. Instead, we hope to give voice to students and recent graduates who have only been able to participate in this general discussion as passive listeners. Be a part of shaping library education for the future. Give light to your own education, your search for work,…

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ALA in NOLA

ALA in NOLA

It’s official: ALA2006 will be in New Orleans: AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION TO HOLD 2006 ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN NEW ORLEANS (CHICAGO) The following statement has been issued by American Library Association (ALA) President Michael Gorman: “I am pleased to announce that we are planning to hold our 2006 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. “As you know, we have been following the situation in Louisiana very closely over the last two months, and have been receiving almost daily reports from local…

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