April 24, 2014

Article: "Out of the Classroom and Into the Laboratory: Teaching Digital Curation Virtually and Experientially"

Title Out of the Classroom and Into the Laboratory: Teaching Digital Curation Virtually and Experientially Authors Ross Harvey Simmons College Jeannette A. Bastian Simmons College Source IFLA Journal (March 2012, Vol 38 No 1) PDF Abstract As graduate LIS/IS education seeks to respond to intensifying virtual information and preservation environments, it becomes increasingly clear that […]

University of Calgary: Professor Teaches Librarians to Never Be Meek

From Macleans: Early on, professor Toni Samek asks her students this question: Is homelessness a library issue? Students entering the Master of Library and Information Studies program at the University of Alberta, where Samek has taught for 18 years, come from fields as diverse as nursing and law. They arrive not knowing what to expect. […]

IMLS Announces Recipients of Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Grants (2011)

From an IMLS Announcement: The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced today 24 awards totaling $11,227,761 matched with 25,398,758 of non-federal funds for Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Grants. IMLS received 119 applications requesting $55,826,525 in funds. “We know that the most valuable asset of any library is its staff, and we […]