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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.
Is one of the following words in your job description? Temporary part time Hourly On-call Substitute Pool Adjunct Casual Do you work without a regular schedule and benefits? Do you hire, manage, administer, schedule, train, or otherwise interact with such employees? BayNet is pleased to announce the creation of a new listserv intended to facilitate … Continue reading New On-Call Listserv for On Call Librarians
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
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The Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley announced a new community outreach program,"Check Out Science". CHECK OUT SCIENCE is a series of science kits that children and their families would be able to check from their libraries, just like they would check out a book. This is a new way for families to explore science … Continue reading Check out Science at Lawrence Hall of Science
Learning how to network, to build and create connections, and lead others effectively is key to career development and success. Whether one is looking for an internship, getting a first job, or changing career paths, networking not only serves as a needs-to-skills matchmaking process but also provides valuable information at every stage of the job … Continue reading New web resource: Networking in the Bay Area
Choose Privacy Week will take place May 1-7, 2011 and is an ongoing program of the American Library Association. Choose Privacy Week is an initiative that invites library users into a national conversation about privacy rights in a digital age. The campaign gives libraries the tools they need to educate and engage users, and gives … Continue reading Choose Privacy Week, May 1-7
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
Several BayNet members have discovered a local bindery that does excellent work! Golden Gate University, Oakland Public Library, and the Academy of Art University all use Herring and Robinson Bookbinders in Brisbane. Proprietor Joel Martinelli is a pleasure to work with and the quality of his service is superb. Looking for a new bindery? Check … Continue reading A local bindery that does excellent work!
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