Monthly Archive for February, 2011

REMINDER: School Library Survey Webinar this Thursday, February 17

The Library Research Service will be hosting a School Library Survey Webinar this Thursday, February 17, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. The purpose of the webinar is to get feedback from school librarians about the annual Colorado school library survey—suggestions for improvements, changes, additions, deletions, etc.

To participate in the webinar, you will need an Internet connection for your computer and a separate phone line. Attendees will be able to communicate with each other both on the phone and via text chat.

  • Step 1: Access the meeting room online. Please choose “Enter as a Guest” and type in your name when you log in.
  • Step 2: Upon entering the meeting room, you will see a pop-up form to Connect My Audio. You have the option to “Dial-in to the conference,” or, to “Receive a call from the meeting (Dial-out).” If you choose to receive a call, be sure your phone is on the hook so the call can come through!

Outstanding Public Library/Public Health Partnership Awards

Awards will be offered by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region to recognize public libraries that have had successful public library/public health partnerships involving health information. Recipients will receive a $200 cash award or gift.

Nomination Requirements and Eligibility:

  • Public library must be an Affiliate or Full Network Member of the NN/LM, MCR. Not a member? Join today, it’s FREE http://nnlm.gov/mcr/services/network/index.html.
  • Partnership must be between a public library and a public health entity. An entity encompasses those organizations whose focus is to protect and improve the health of a community through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention.
  • Nominations must demonstrate the success of the partnership
  • Self-nominations are encouraged

Examples of outstanding partnerships can include, but are not limited to:

  • Partnerships to improve access to health information for underserved/vulnerable populations
  • Partnerships to provide access to health information before/during/after a disaster or emergency (i.e. natural disaster, pandemic, man-made disaster)
  • Partnerships to benefit the overall library communities access to health information
  • Partnerships to conduct innovative health information outreach programs

Nomination Process:

  • A summary of the public library/public health partnership supporting success with anecdotes or evidence
  • Do not exceed four typed pages or 1,000 words (double-spaced; minimum 12-point type size)
  • Provide complete contact information, including name, address, phone/fax number and e-mail address of the nominee and nominator
  • Nominations should be submitted in MS Word and sent via email to Dana Abbey dana.abbey@ucdenver.edu
  • Questions? Please contact Dana Abbey toll free at 1-800-338-7657, select option 1, then option 2, then option 3

Nominations must be received by: March 16, 2011
Award recipients will be notified by: April 16, 2011

Visit the NN/LM MCR Funding Page at http://nnlm.gov/mcr/funding/.

Changes in E-rate for Libraries

I recently attended an excellent e-rate webinar presented by WebJunction. Even if you have applied for e-rate in the past, I would highly recommend viewing the archived webinar because there have been several changes to the e-rate process.

For instance, certified technology plans are only required for those seeking Priority 2 services. If you are applying for telecommunications or Internet access only, you are no longer required to submit a technology plan for certification. (Although no longer required for all libraries, technology planning is a crucial part of an organizations strategic planning, and highly recommended). Continue reading ‘Changes in E-rate for Libraries’

School Library Survey Webinar on February 17

Library Research Service will be hosting a School Library Survey Webinar on Thursday, February 17, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. The purpose of the webinar is to get feedback from school librarians about the annual Colorado school library survey—suggestions for improvements, changes, additions, deletions, etc. To participate in the webinar, you will need access to the Internet as well as a separate phone line.

Interested in attending? Please email Linda Hofschire to get information about how to access the webinar.

View the current school library survey (PDF)