California Information Literacy/Digital Literacy Survey: DEADLINE 8/1/13

LILi (Lifelong Information Literacy), a group of librarians from many types of California libraries, needs your help in crafting effective models of lifelong, sequential information literacy/digital literacy/competency instruction, to share with you and with all other California libraries. Please help LILi, your own library and other libraries by completing this general survey about instruction in or through your library. The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete.

Input needed for a survey on use of social media by SF Bay Area information professional groups

Stephanie Roach, Technical Services Librarian at John F. Kenndy University, is researching use of social media by information professional groups, including those made up of students, paraprofessionals, and/or professionals. Her research is primarily focused on the San Francisco Bay Area library community, though she is also interested in responses from other information professionals (museums, archives, … Continue reading Input needed for a survey on use of social media by SF Bay Area information professional groups

Mining Enterprise Intelligence — Another Role for Information Professionals

Librarian and information professionals have skills that can be adapted and applied in a way that may not have occurred to them: to help their organizations that are desperate to find their information assets (paper, digital, knowledge) in an information overload reality.  This can be a career opportunity for us — in the jobs we … Continue reading Mining Enterprise Intelligence — Another Role for Information Professionals

RESOURCE: 13 Ways (and 147 Tools) to Help Your Library Save Money on Technology

Sarah Houghton-Jan, Digital Futures Manager for the San José Public Library: These are my favorite options for libraries to use as alternatives to the expensive paid services and software that we use now, usually because our parent organizations or IT departments have gone along with the mainstream, bought the expensive stuff from the well-known companies, … Continue reading RESOURCE: 13 Ways (and 147 Tools) to Help Your Library Save Money on Technology