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Mark Your Calendars for the First Ever Bookmark Collectors Convention

On February 20 and 21, 2010 the first convention for bookmark collectors will take place online. For 24 hours, bookmark collectors from all over the world will meet to give and attend seminars, view galleries, shop, swap, and socialize with other collectors and enthusiasts. For many collectors, this will be the first time they will have the opportunity to meet and discuss their passion with other enthusiasts, live.

The Future is Now: Libraries and Museums in Virtual Worlds

January 26, 2010
For Immediate Release

Everyone is invited to participate in The Future is Now: Libraries and Museums in Virtual Worlds, an online conference to be held on Friday and Saturday, March 5-6, 2010 in OPAL, the webconferencing collaborative service, in Second Life, and in other three-dimensional virtual worlds.

2010 Sydney Taylor Book Awards Announced By The Association of Jewish Libraries

(New York—January, 2010) April Halprin Wayland and Stephane Jorisch, author and illustrator of New Year at the Pier: A Rosh Hashanah Story, Robin Friedman, author of The Importance of Wings, and Margarita Engle, author of Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba, are the 2010 winners of the prestigious Sydney Taylor Book Award.

Indiana University Press Joins Current Scholarship Program

January 6, 2010
Indiana University Press Joins Current Scholarship Program

Indiana University Press, founded in 1950 and one of the leading
university presses in the country, and JSTOR, the preservation archive and
research platform that is part of the not-for-profit ITHAKA, announced an
agreement today to make leading journals from the Press available worldwide
as part of the Current Scholarship Program, a new collaborative initiative
announced on August 13, 2009.
By joining the Program, current and historical content from 28 Indiana

Sciyo introduces a new model of open access academic publishing

Authors publishing with Sciyo in 2010 will be the first in academic publishing to receive royalties based on the number of downloads of their publication. For every 10 downloads, 0.2 euro will be accredited to author’s account on an annual basis. The aim of the model is to reward high quality academic work, deemed most useful by the research community.

David Plouffe Book Tour Comes to Wilmington Delaware

The Delaware Center for the Book is very excited to be working with Wilmington University on this December 18th event. David Plouffe will be discussing his new book The Audacity to Win: the Inside Story and Lessons of Barack Obama’s Historic Victory.
“Off the Page: An Afternoon with David Plouffe,” is presented by Delaware Center for the Book, Wilmington University Library, and Wilmington University’s College of Arts and Sciences’ Program in Government and Public Policy. The event will feature a 30-minute talk, a 30-minute Q&A session, and book signing.

LIS Online Career Fair

Are you a new library school graduate – or mid-career and looking for a change? Are you wondering how to improve your career skills or ready to try a certificate program? Looking to refresh your resume? Alliance Library System and TAP Information Services invite you to join us for the first annual LIS Online Career Fair. Join us online in OPAL on Tuesday January 12, 2010 for an exciting day of learning how to start or to rejuvenate your library career in tough times! The day will kick off at 10 am central time/11 am Eastern/8 am Pacific and run through 4:30 pm central/5:30 pm Eastern.

ByWater Solutions Welcomes Nicole C. Engard as Director of Open Source Education

September 18th, 2009
Brendan Gallagher

ByWater Solutions Welcomes Nicole C. Engard as Director of Open Source Education

New York Public Library and Kirtas Technologies Partner to Make 500,000 Public-Domain Books Available to the World

ROCHESTER, N.Y., SEPTEMBER 29, 2009 – Readers and researchers looking for hard-to-find books now have the opportunity to dip into the collections of one of the world’s most comprehensive libraries to purchase digitized copies of public domain titles. Through their Digitize-on-Demand program, Kirtas Technologies has partnered with The New York Public Library to make 500,000 public domain works from the Library’s collections available (to anyone in the world).

Amigos Library Services offers Online Conference

DALLAS, Texas, September 2 – Amigos Library Services, Inc. will present an online conference “Going Green @ Your Library –Lean, Green, Clean Ideas” on October 7. The online conference will address a variety of “green” issues from LEED certification to practical, low cost/no cost suggestions for library and IT operations.