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Valerie Hawkins

Valerie Hawkins

Library Reference Specialist at the Library of the American Library Association
RT @Webtrends: Attention grabber: 10 visual types that boost engagement. (And yes, the selfie made the cut.)
Library Trends-Volume 62, Number 3, Winter 2014 - Project MUSE -
Includes: “A Home-like Atmosphere”: The Advent of Children’s Rooms at St. Louis Public Library, 1906–1912 Open Wide the Doors: The Children’s Room as Place in Public Libraries, 1876–1925 - Valerie Hawkins
How to Throw a Comic Con at Your Library | Publishers Weekly -
By Heidi MacDonald | Apr 18, 2014 - Valerie Hawkins
The Library ebook Situation is Appalling | Good E-Reader, 4/20/2014 -
By Michael Kozlowski As much headway as Overdrive, Baker & Taylor, 3M and ALA make with publishers, many people still don’t think its enough. Clifford Lynch, executive director of the Coalition for Networked Information, called the library ebook situation “appalling,” explaining that denying libraries unfettered access to ebooks threatens the library mission to “preserve cultural heritage, provide accommodation for people with disabilities, and protect individual privacy,” according to the report. If you want to find out more about the recent ALA report, in all of its glory, click HERE: - Valerie Hawkins
New ALSC white paper: 'The Importance of Diversity in Library Programs and Material Collections for Children’ | News & Press Center -
April 8, 2014, CHICAGO – The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announces the release of a new white paper, “The Importance of Diversity in Library Programs and Material Collections for Children” written for ALSC by Jamie Campbell Naidoo, PhD, and adopted by the ALSC Board of Directors on April 5,2014.ALSC encourages librarians to print and share this resource with their colleagues and community. The paper can be accessed and downloaded from the ALSC website at: - Valerie Hawkins
A comprehensive overview of law firm librarianship | News & Press Center -
March 18, 2013, CHICAGO—“Law Firm Librarianship: Issues, Practice, and Directions,” published by Chandos Publishing and available through ALA Neal-Schuman, introduces the reader to the challenges, qualifications and work conditions of this distinct type of research librarian. Author John Azzolini begins by asking what law firm librarianship is, while the second chapter focuses on law firms and their culture. The third chapter covers the law firm library itself, including the practical aspects of firm librarians’ interaction with their professional environments. The next chapter considers the effects of legal publishing practices, and the penultimate section surveys the various research tools the firm librarian relies on for sound knowledge. The book concludes by looking at the dynamic qualities of law firm librarianship. - Valerie Hawkins
It’s About the Patrons » Public Libraries Online -
by Alan Mask on April 15, 2014 0 Our ILS migration is complete—meaning, the data has migrated and we are actively live on the new system. Even though we are tweaking and learning and listening to patrons, a couple of things stand out about the process and why this was still a good idea. - Valerie Hawkins
RT @mburkey: Freebie Friday: 7 downloadable audiobooks for all ages & interests
RT @yalsa: The Teen Read Week site is now LIVE! Join the site for tools & ideas to promote #TRW14, as well as monthly updates!
RT @ALALibrary: Put your party hats on– it’s Celebrate Teen Literature Day! YALSA’s 2014 Teens’ Top Ten Nominations Announced! #NLW14
Thanks to NBA Star LeBron James, Akron Public Schools Has One of the Largest E-Libraries in Country | School Library Journal -
By Mythili Sampathkumar, SLJ on April 15, 2014 --- Akron Public Schools is like many public urban school districts in the country—lacking funding to achieve performance goals that need investments in technology. With Ohio’s Race to the Top goal to “reduce performance gaps by 50 percent in reading,” the LeBron James Family Foundation (LJFF) and its Wheels for Education program, started by Akron native and Miami Heat NBA star LeBron James, has given Akron Public Schools one of the largest e-library sites in the country. Completely online, the e-library can be accessed by any Akron student, from elementary to high school, each with his or her own log in information. On March 28, the Akron Beacon Journal reported that “The third-graders, as in every elementary building in Akron Public Schools, are patrons of the nation’s most expansive e-library… With more than 3,400 books available, teachers can expand the library by simply requesting new titles.” - Valerie Hawkins
RT @athmusicandarts: The health of our civilzation ... can all be tested by how well we support our libraries. - Carl Sagan #library
RT @Ksullivancbs2: It's not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.Gabriel Garcia Marquez
RT @Reuters: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, master of magical realism, has passed away at 87. Read about his life:
RT @ALALibrary: MT @PSULibrary Some suggestions from author @neilhimself on how to celebrate National Library Week #NLW14
Muhammad Ali & Don King read "Superman vs. Muhammad Ali" Art by Neal Adams & Dick Giordano See
Library Spaces, Library Faces - Knowledge Quest - Volume 42, Number 4 / March/April 2014 - American Library Association - AASL (ALAORG) -
The president's column explores the theme of the issue, “Library Spaces” - Valerie Hawkins
Library Systems Report 2014 by Marshall Breeding | American Libraries Magazine - http://www.americanlibrariesma...
We are librarians and information professionals interested in scholarly communication. Want to know more about the future of libraries and digital information? Ask Us Anything! : IAmA -
We are librarians and information professionals interested in scholarly communication. Want to know more about the future of libraries and digital information? Ask Us Anything! (self.IAmA) In celebration of National Library Week in the United States and Canada, Oxford University Press has invited four librarians and information professionals to discuss digital research, scholarship, and libraries. • Rick Anderson is Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources & Collections in the University of Utah's J. Willard Marriott Library. • Amy Buckland is the eScholarship, ePublishing & Digitization Coordinator at McGill University Library. • Michael Levine-Clark is Associate Dean for Scholarly Communication and Collections Services at University of Denver Libraries. • Catherine Mitchell is Director of the eScholarship Publishing Group at CA Digital Library. The answers given in this AMA are the opinions of the participants, and do not necessarily reflect the mission of Oxford University Press. - Valerie Hawkins
Photographer checks out US public libraries' function, form - SFGate -
By Sam Whiting -- Updated 8:04 am, Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Valerie Hawkins
RT @MayaSokora: @IndasCorner the entire Axis Bold as Love album was his beautiful tribute to scifi. Dig the lyrics to "Up From the Skies"
RT @xor: @SofiaSamatar @indascorner What I great image! Hunted down the cover, it's an anthology
Perfect for National Library Workers Day #nlwd14 RT @annacreech: Librarian @reddit_AMA! Ask your questions here:
RT @Uranowski: If your child was born today tell them they were born on the day it snowed in Spring after the Blood Moon rose, as the prophecy foretold.
Where Are America’s Librarians? | FiveThirtyEight -
11:50 AMApr 11 By Mona Chalabi and Andrew Flowers - Valerie Hawkins
State of America's Libraries Report 2014 | News & Press Center -
April 14 2014 -- Libraries continue to transform to meet society’s changing needs, and more than 90 percent of the respondents in an independent national survey said that libraries are important to the community. But school libraries continue to feel the combined pressures of recession-driven financial tightening and federal neglect, according to the survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project, and school libraries in some districts and some states still face elimination or de-professionalization of their programs. These and other library trends of the past year are detailed in the American Library Association’s 2014 State of America’s Libraries report, released today during National Library Week, April 13– 19. - Valerie Hawkins
Google Patents Tiny Cameras Embedded In Contact Lenses | TechCrunch -
April 14 2014 --- Google has a new patent application with the USPTO (via 9to5Google), which takes one of the basic concepts of Glass and extends it even further, embedding tiny cameras that could be embedded in contact lenses for various uses, including photographing what a wearer sees, or providing the basic input for a contact-based assistive device for the visually impaired. - Valerie Hawkins
RT @bbcdoctorwho: Happy birthday to the Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi! Check out his arrival in the TARDIS at
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