The Digital Public Library of America is seeking a third class of Community Reps – volunteers who are willing to help us bring DPLA to their local communities. They are especially interested in Reps from these states who currently have no Reps:
District of Columbia, Delaware, Kansas, Maryland, Nevada, Oregon
More information and the application can be found on their website.
The deadline for applications is Friday, February 13th.
In the current issue of College & Research Libraries News, New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) details their implementation of a program called “Long Night Against Procrastination”. This program was modeled after a successful German event of the same name.
The NYUAD Library partnered with their Writing Center to provide writing & research consultations, refreshments and activities during extended hours. NYUAD reports on their successes and lessons from this event.
OCLC library data now supplementing Yelp.com listings to improve public access to library information.
ALA RUSA RSS Job & Career Reference Committee sponsored a presentation from the St. Paul Public Library about their work to assist patrons with unemployment through library services and community partnerships.
View the recorded webinar here.
Forging innovative partnerships with communities
ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the release of “Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook.” http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=2774 As editor Carol Smallwood states in the Preface, this volume is “a mosaic of 66 articles by 34 innovative librarians from across the United States who share their successful outreach activities with the reader. These unpublished articles (1,900–2,100 words each) by school, public, academic and special librarians and LIS faculty convey the effectiveness of outreach and the dedication, inventiveness and enthusiasm of librarians. This book was compiled for library and information studies students as well as professionals already in the field.” [ALA News for December 1, 2009]