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Valerie Hawkins

Valerie Hawkins

Library Reference Specialist at the Library of the American Library Association
Duke Dumont - I Got U (Official video) ft. Jax Jones -
Duke Dumont - I Got U (Official video) ft. Jax Jones
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Duke Dumont - I Got U (Lyric Video) ft. Jax Jones
Preparing Your Content for Machine Translation - EContent Magazine -
Michael LoPresti Oct 06, 2014 - Valerie Hawkins
Road Readers: A Bus Driver Helps Develop Reading Enthusiasts | NEA Today -
October 6, 2014 by twalker By John Rosales --- The rhyme and poetry of Dr. Seuss comes alive the moment Deborah Lazarus pulls her school bus out of River’s Edge Elementary School parking lot in Fayetteville, Georgia. A young student sitting in the front of the bus will open Green Eggs and Ham to page one and prepare to perform as Sam-I-Am. “Once I complete my turn onto the street, the designated reader begins reading,” says Lazarus, “and the bus gets quiet.” - Valerie Hawkins
Success strategies for e-content -
Success Strategies for Electronic Content Discovery and Access A CROSS-INDUSTRY WHITE PAPER --- A new white paper, authored by a cross-industry group of professionals from libraries, content providers and OCLC, identifies problems with data quality in the content supply chain and gives practical recommendations for improved usage, discovery and access of e-content in libraries. Key problems that prevent users from discovering and accessing e-content: Data are incomplete or inaccurate. Bibliographic metadata and holdings data are not synchronized. Libraries receive data in multiple formats. - Valerie Hawkins
OCLC Produces White Paper on Econtent in Libraries: Success Strategies for Electronic Content Discovery and Access -
Oct 7 2014 --- OCLC worked with a group of professionals from libraries and content providers to release a white paper, “Success Strategies for Electronic Content Discovery and Access”: It identifies data quality issues in the content supply chain and gives recommendations for improved econtent usage, discovery, and access in libraries. - Valerie Hawkins
European Law Works to Move Copyright Into the 21st Century -
European Law Works to Move Copyright Into the 21st Century by Nancy K. Herther Posted On October 7, 2014 --- Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt digitized a book from German publisher Eugen Ulmer KG without receiving permission in order to post sections of it for course reading. Eugen Ulmer filed suit, and on Sept. 11, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that libraries, “for the purpose of research or private study,” can digitize works as a legitimate fair use exemption to European Union (EU) copyright law, with some specific limitations. This decision is the most recent effort by the EU to translate existing law and common practices into the evolving realities of 21st-century technology and society. - Valerie Hawkins
Impact-Volunteering Improves Literacy, Youth Success and Safety | CitiesSpeak -
October 2 2014 by Tim Mudd --- This is a guest blog post by Marcia Hope Goodwin, and the second post in a multi-part series from NLC, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and Cities of Service on the national and community service movement and its impact on cities and towns nationwide. - Valerie Hawkins
Cities to Receive Assistance to Expand Year-Round Meal Programs for Children -
October 2, 2014 By Jamie Nash --- NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education, and Families has selected a new cohort of cities to receive between $30,000 and $50,000 over the next fifteen months to assist the cities to better utilize available federal funding and resources to expand participation in federally subsidized afterschool and summer meal programs. These afterschool and summer meal programs serve as an invaluable role in increasing food access by providing an opportunity for children across the country who may not know where their next meal will come from to eat healthy meals and participate in academic enrichment activities. Through its Cities Combating Hunger through Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs (CHAMPS) initiative, NLC will provide pass through funding, capacity-building support, technical assistance, best practice recommendations and intensive training to cities to develop strategic approaches to expanding access to afterschool meals in their communities. - Valerie Hawkins
Make Research Easier With These Five Tools -
by Brandi Scardilli Posted On October 7, 2014 --- Students looking for help writing research papers can turn to an online reference manager to streamline the process. Several popular tools provide platforms that store articles, features that generate bibliographies, and functionality that encourages collaboration on projects. But these tools aren’t just for people taking college courses. Anyone who needs a way to keep his research organized can benefit from one of the following services. Here’s a look at several popular research and reference managers, including their key functions and new features, as well as a sneak peek at their future upgrades. - Valerie Hawkins
NEA - Grants & Awards -
Opportunities for Educators, Students, Schools, & Communities - Valerie Hawkins
EPIC - Student Privacy -
Students' personal information is often collected through in-school surveys, sometimes for commercial use. Congress most recently addressed such surveys in the No Child Left Behind Act, a broad federal educational act. The Act provides parents and students the right to be notified of, and consent to, the collection of student information. However, the Act includes many exceptions to this right. Congress does not always expand privacy when it addresses the collection of student information. Another provision of No Child Left Behind mandates that high schools turn over student contact information to military recruiters, unless parents or students explicitly opt out of such disclosure. - Valerie Hawkins
Teaching and Training RDA | -
The links to online resources on this regularly updated page are provided to support teaching and training in RDA cataloging. We encourage any suggestions of new resources or events for inclusion here. - Valerie Hawkins
2014 revision of RDA: Resource Description and Access Print now available | News & Press Center -
CHICAGO — The newest print accumulation of RDA: Resource Description and Access is now available: - Valerie Hawkins
A novel way to raise library funds « TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics -
October 3, 2014 | 12:40 pm - Valerie Hawkins
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library | Amusing Planet -
By Kaushik Tuesday, September 30, 2014 --- Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library is the largest building in the world dedicated to the containment and preservation of rare books, manuscripts, and documents. Completed in 1963 and situated on Yale University's campus, in New Haven, Connecticut, the library has room for approximately 780,000 volumes. Currently, it holds about 500,000 volumes and several million manuscripts including the original Gutenberg Bible and the mysterious Voynich manuscript, among several others. - Valerie Hawkins
The Hidden Costs of E-books at University Libraries - Times of San Diego -
Posted by Editor on September 29, 2014 in Opinion - Valerie Hawkins
UT Wins Grant to Look at Rural Public Libraries’ Role in Economic Development | Tennessee Today -
September 30, 2014: Two UT faculty members have received a $49,557 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to look at the role rural public libraries play in the economic development of the Appalachian region. Associate Professor Bharat Mehra and Assistant Professor Wade Bishop, both of the School of Information Sciences within the College of Communication and Information, will lead the work. The year-long project, which begins in October, will consist of two phases. The first task will be gathering data about the roles of rural public libraries from the small business and librarian staff. The second part will be drafting a blueprint of a public library small business tool kit. The project’s goal is to test and assess a strategy that could be used at regional and national levels. - Valerie Hawkins
Juliette Lewis with Daft Punk robots -
Juliette Lewis with Daft Punk robots
When Robots Join the Library -
When Robots Join the Library
Long Branch Library opens system’s first digital media lab -- Gazette.Net -
Monday, August 25, 2014 Long Branch (MD) Library opens system’s first digital media lab Teens, adults can attend classes, use new equipment by Kevin James Shay Staff writer The county library system’s first digital media lab at the Long Branch Library in Silver Spring has been well received, officials say. - Valerie Hawkins
Booklist and ALA offer free content for National Reading Group Month | LinkedIn -
Oct 1 2014: Booklist, ALA’s premier review source for public libraries and schools, is a sponsoring partner for National Reading Group Month (NRGM), including the special Great Group Reads initiative with 20 titles selected this year for their appeal to reading groups. - Valerie Hawkins
Book Discussion Groups | Professional Tools -
How to Wreck Your Book Club in Nine Easy Steps :: Books :: Features :: Paste -
By Amy Bonesteel February 10, 2014 | 1:00pm - Valerie Hawkins
An open letter to the self-published author feeling dissed. - The Horn Book -
September 30, 2014 by Roger Sutton - Valerie Hawkins
ALA launches educational 3D printing policy campaign | District Dispatch -
Posted on September 29, 2014 by Jazzy Wright — No Comments ↓ Progress in the Making ReporttThe American Library Association (ALA) today announced the launch of “Progress in the Making,” (pdf) a new educational campaign that will explore the public policy opportunities and challenges of 3D printer adoption by libraries. Today, the association released “Progress in the Making: An Introduction to 3D Printing and Public Policy,” a tip sheet that provides an overview of 3D printing, describes a number of ways libraries are currently using 3D printers, outlines the legal implications of providing the technology, and details ways that libraries can implement simple yet protective 3D printing policies in their own libraries. - Valerie Hawkins
Satisfaction with Public Libraries Has Increased Since 2008 -- NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -
Nine in ten adults believe it is important for a child to have his or her own library card NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, and the Harris Poll finds that 66% of American adults are either extremely (24%) or very (42%) satisfied with their public library. This number represents a seven percentage-point increase from the 59% of Americans who indicated the same in 2008. An additional two in ten (20%) are "somewhat" satisfied. These are some of the results of The Harris Poll® of 2,306 U.S. adults surveyed online between July 16 and 21, 2014. Full results, including data tables, available here: - Valerie Hawkins
Swets Declared Bankrupt; Expected to Sell Business in Parts -
Swets Declared Bankrupt; Expected to Sell Business in Parts by George H. Pike Posted On September 30, 2014 Netherlands-based content management company Swets Information Services has been declared bankrupt by a Dutch court and is expected to be sold to pay off its debts. In a press release dated Sept. 24, Swets confirmed the bankruptcy order and indicated that it is hoping to “continue discussions with organisations [sic] and individuals who may be interested in purchasing parts of the business. …” Swets also indicated that it expects to terminate the contracts of its approximately 110 employees in the Netherlands. - Valerie Hawkins
Why do people who love libraries love libraries? - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education -
September 19, 2014, 2:15 pm By Brian Mathews - Valerie Hawkins
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