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Integrated Technology Group Adds 10 New Clients, Three New Account Managers and a New Product Line in the Third Quarter

Nov
04

Norcross, Ga. – The Integrated Technology Group (ITG), a division of Vernon Library Supplies, Inc., announces 10 new clients, three new hires and a new product line in the third quarter of 2008. The company also attended the Ohio Library Conference Sept. 12 and the 2008 Annual Illinois Library Association Conference Sept. 23-26.

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International Travel Grant to Attend the 100th SLA Annual Conference

Nov
03

ELIGIBILITY

- Applicant must be presently working, or have worked within the past two years, in a special or museum library with subject focus in the arts or the humanities. No other disciplines are acceptable.Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of a non-G8 country.

- Applicant must indicate the amount and source of additional funding which, combined with the Travel Award, will permit them to cover their expenses to attend the Annual Conference.

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William and Mary Benefits from $2.5 Million Gift to Support Libraries; Swem Library Receives Largest Gift to Date

Oct
30

McLeod and Tyler’s gift provides $1.5 million to the Earl Gregg Swem Library — the largest gift in the library’s history — and $1 million to the Mason School of business. The business school’s future facility, Alan B. Miller Hall, will include library space named in honor of McLeod.

“I grew up in a house packed with books,” explained McLeod, who
retired in 2007 as director of Network Operations at Cox Communications.
“William and Mary is doing tremendous things in the digital area, but
traditional books and materials are irreplaceable.”

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Columbia's Scholarly Communication Program to Host Panel on Future of the Monograph

Oct
30

(NEW YORK, October 28, 2008) Representatives from Fordham University Press, Pennsylvania State University Press, and Columbia University Libraries/Information Services (CUL/IS) will speak at Columbia University on the economics of scholarly publishing and the future of the monograph. The panel discussion, entitled "The Future of the Book: Can the Endangered Monograph Survive?" will take place on Tuesday, November 11, 2008, at 3 p.m. in Alfred Lerner Hall Room 555 on Columbia's Morningside Campus. This event is free and open to the public.

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Susan Buchanan Joins LibLime as VP, Library Partners

Oct
29

ATHENS, OH--October 29, 2008--LibLime, the leader in open-source solutions for libraries, announced today that Susan Buchanan has joined LibLime as Vice President, Library Partners.

In her role at LibLime, Buchanan will work with libraries to identify long-term software strategies and open-source solutions to meet their needs.

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Data CD of LISTen BlogWorld Episodes Now Available

Oct
26

Erie Looking Productions is proud to announce that a compact disc is available for purchase through on-disk.com of LISTen's coverage of BlogWorldExpo 2008. The disc contains remastered recordings of the three episodes at very high quality in Ogg Vorbis format. The disc is intended for library collections and for archiving. Archival concerns drove the decision to use the Ogg Vorbis format as it is an open standard.

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New Website for LISjobs

Oct
24

Visitors to LISjobs.com will notice a new look and feel today as the newly-redesigned site launches. The redesign brings LISjobs.com in line with current web standards and adds new content and features. Note that old links willl be broken; please update your links and bookmarks.

Highlights of the redesign include:

* Better integration of the LISjobs.com forum and other interactive site features.
* Job ads that, as always, are free to both job seekers and employers.

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Libraries and Autism: We're Connected

Oct
24

The Scotch Plains Public Library (NJ) and the Fanwood Memorial Library (NJ) produced a customer service training video to help library staff serve individuals with autism and their families more effectively. The video focuses on what you need to know about autism spectrum disorder and empowers the viewer with specific techniques to offer more inclusive and comprehensive customer service when interacting with this growing and underserved population. Nationally, autism affects one in every 150 individuals, and in New Jersey, as many as one in ninety-four.

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