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Call for Papers: Twelfth International Conference on Books, Publishing and Libraries

Type: Conference   Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 8th October 2014 Date: November 8 th & 9 th 2014 Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America Website: This interdisciplinary conference, and its companion journal, invites scholars to share perspectives on library sciences, new technologies in publishing, and current and future directions of the book.

Webinar: Helping First-Year Students Succeed In College: The Critical Role Of The Academic Library

Type: Webinar Wednesday, June 25, 1:00-2:30 (Eastern) Overview: The North Lake College Library (NLCL) is known for its tradition of bridging the gap between instructor and library. This past year, the library took its work a step further. As part of EDUC 1300, a class aimed at allowing first-year college students to gain a strong footing in the academic world, the library incorporated information literacy components into normal classroom instruction. While partnering with the EDUC instructor, the academic librarians incorporated online and database driven resources, information regarding print and non-print research, and pathways into transfer and employment. Careful emphasis was placed on the difference between high school "reports" and college "research" papers, and the librarian and instructor were charged with educating the first-year students on college expectations. At the end of the course, the students were assessed on what they learned and how they pl

Report Indicates Academic Libraries as Innovation Generators

Academic libraries are important for research and innovation. Libraries were once in hard copy form but as technology advanced into the system they took on the form of electronic databases. A report by Sage helps highlight how developing countries are beginning to seek the importance of evaluating their libraries to support research and teaching. These libraries are seen as a method for academic improvement and overall performance.  The report used surveys and interviews to triangulate information. The study took six months of data and came to some conclusions about the growing use and need for electronic libraries in developing nations. They found that many libraries and university staff were not aware of the potential benefits of their libraries. The inter-connectivity of the internet and improved bandwidth is creating content rich libraries. The report has a few recommendations: Communication: Research libraries should try and connect with other libraries and crea