Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I thought I would pass on his one idea he had of "overdue" items incurring an "extended use fee" instead.
Have you used one of those Redbox DVD vending machines yet? Each DVD is $1.00 for an overnight rental. After the first night it is an extra $1 for each day you continue to keep it. This is Redbox's version of an extended use fee. If you want to continue using something beyond the due date you agree to pay an additional fee.
Why wouldn't this work in libraries? If someone decides to keep an item past its due date they would be charged an extended use fee. Would this lessen the negativity surrounding an item being overdue? That librarians are poised at the door just aching to collect fines?
Monday, February 23, 2009
- Slumdog Millionaire. March 2009. Best Picture, Director, and 6 other wins.
- Milk. March 2009. Best Actor, Sean Penn.
- The Reader. April 2009. Best Actress, Kate Winslet.
- The Dark Knight. Already available. Best Supporting Actor, Heath Ledger.
- Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Already available. Best Supporting Actress, Penelope Cruz.
- Benjamin Button. April 2009. Numerous Technical Awards.
- Man on Wire. Already available. Best Documentary.
- Wall-E. Already available. Best Animated Feature.
Friday, February 20, 2009
This class is envisioned for new teen librarians, those who have been forced into the position or who are uncomfortable with their role. Many of us in libraries were put in charge of teens simply because someone had to do it. Also, many children’s librarians are given the teen responsibilities simply because “teens are the same as kids.” As you can imagine, that leaves a lot of teen librarians as ill prepared for taking on these responsibilities.
Explore the wonderful world of teen services! Learn how to deal with teens, what they are interested in, exchange programming ideas, and discuss some basic collection development best practices.
Trainers: Amber Holley & Mia Brack, Jacksonville Public Library
Thursday, February 26, 9:00 am- 4:00 pm
at NEFLIN, 2233 Park Avenue, Suite 402, Orange Park, FL
Seats Still Available
Thursday, February 19, 2009
The “23 Things @ NEFLIN” program encourages staff to learn about emerging technologies on the web that are changing the way people, society, and libraries access information and communicate with each other.
Each week a new Thing or two is introduced. Participants will learn about each Thing and explore how libraries are using it. They will then have the opportunity to try each Thing, and post their discoveries on their individual blog.
“23 Things @ NEFLIN” runs from January – April 2009. Those who finish by the deadline will receive an incentive and be eligible for one of the grand prizes. The program website is: http://neflins23things.blogspot.com
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
We meet virtually using NEFLIN’s Web Conferencing (register and you will be sent access information). Join us for this ongoing discussion of the latest developments in library technologies.
Date: Monday, February 23
Time: 10:00 - 12:00 noon
Location: On Your DESKTOP via NEFLIN Web Conferencing
Twittering Libraries goes into detail about:
Friday, February 13, 2009
On Friday March 6th Loreen Phillips from the University of Texas-Dallas will join us in OPAL to discuss her new book about marketing for libraries. Everyone is welcome to attend. There is no need to register. This online event will last approximately one hour. Here are the details:
Cruise to Success: Marketing for Libraries
Friday, March 6, 2009, 12 noon EST
Loreen Phillips, the Head of Information Literacy Services at the University of Texas, has written a recently published book about marketing for libraries
Cruise to Success: How to Steer Your Way Through the Murky Waters of Marketing Your Library, published in Dec. 2008 by Chandos Publishing. Phillips provides clear, step-by-step instructions and guidelines for developing a successful library marketing program. We will speak with her about how libraries of all types, but especially academic libraries, can improve their marketing strategies, activities, and results.
If your hectic schedule does not allow you to attend a live online OPAL event of interest to you, please note that we try to record, archive, and podcast most OPAL events. For details, visit the OPAL Archive at http://www.opal-online.org/archive.htm
Thursday, February 12, 2009
On this topic I can also recommend David's book "Designing the Digital Experience".
...and if that is not enough, I'll tease you with this. David is coming to Jacksonville this summer to speak at the NEFLIN Technology Conference. Details coming soon!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
· collections that may be of particular interest or for use in teaching
· using the email contact forms for help
· and using the citation on items to find the permanent URL
The majority of the time will be spent learning about the wonderful resources available in UFDC and we'll spend time on three of the largest collections: the Florida Digital Newspaper Library, the Baldwin Historical Children's Literature Digital Collection, and the Digital Library of the Caribbean.
Virtual Trainers: Laurie Taylor and Missy Shoop, University of Florida Digital Collections
Date: Thursday, February 19
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Location: On your DESKTOP via NEFLIN Web Conferencing
Register today to receive access instructions.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
On March 3, a two-hour summit will bring together organizers from several successful 23 Things programs to share best practices and lessons learned. You will be able to ask questions and seek advice on implementing a similar program in your library. WebJunction, MaintainIT, the State Library of Kansas, and the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library are collaborating on this event. More information and registration.
If you aren't signed up to read the monthly WebJunction newsletter...you should. Or do the 2.0 thing and RSS it.
Monday, February 9, 2009
2009 FLA Awards nominations are due by February 28, 2009. Detailed information is on the FLA website.
- FLA Leader of the Year
- Librarian of the Year
- Library of the Year
- Lifetime Achievement
- Outstanding Citizen
- Friends, Foundations and Boards Library
- Intellectual Freedom
- Library Web Site
- Maria Chavez-Hernandez "Libraries Change Peoples' Lives"
Friday, February 6, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
What is the The Director’s Chair? It is a video contest for Florida high school students. They create a 30-second video promoting Ask a Librarian for a chance to win some great prizes.
The judges have narrowed the votes down to the final five. Voting closes on Saturday.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
The training consists of two workshops being held onsite for each of public library members:
- Florida Electronic Library - Overview of Components, taught by Patricia Morris of NEFLIN
- Gale's PowerSearch, taught by Julie Pepera of Gale
The first Overview of Components workshops were held last week for Flagler County Public Library, New River Public Library Cooperative and Jacksonville Public Library. I reviewed all features of the FEL website including the Florida Memory Project, Florida on Florida, WorldCat.org and Ask-a-Librarian, and showed highlights of the databases resources and the PowerSearch interface. There was much interest in the thousands of photographs available online from the State Archives of Florida, and the genealogy information found within the collections of World War I Service Cards and Florida Confederate Pension Application Files.
Trainer Julie Pepera will begin the first Gale's PowerSearch workshops at the end of February which will be indepth training on using the databases and include marketing and promotion tips.
We look forward to continuing to bring this valuable training to our members. In a future upcoming quarter we will be offering the workshops for all our NEFLIN members not in public libraries.
Monday, February 2, 2009
The Librarian in Black passes on a great site for embedding RSS feeds, Flickr photos, PDFs, PPTs, and a lot more. I've bookmarked this site and you bet I will refer back to it often.