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SIRLS Events at AZLA, Nov 29-30, 2011

Posted by Editor on October 17, 2011

SIRLS at AzLA [1]

Westin La Paloma, Tucson




Who [2]


Tues 29 Nov



Jim Martin &

Mary Feeney

Poster:  A 5-year Plan for Managing Physical Collections at the UA Libraries


Murphey I

Cecilia Tovar

The ESL Book Club:  Academic Fun at the Public Library


Murphey II, III

Elizabeth Soltero

Growing Families with Books:  Empowering Everyone through Family Literacy

Murphey I

Tom Wilding

Managing Your Career:  Who’s in Charge?


Jim Martin

On-Demand Information Delivery:  An Efficient Strategy to Satisfy Users Needs with Limited Resources


Murphey II, III

Cecilia Tovar

Books?  Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Books!


Jamie Lee

From Moments and Memories to Movements:  The Transformative Power of Oral History


Dana Braccia

Read Local: ArizonaAuthor Collection



Ruth Kneale

Especially Embedded:  Integrated Librarianship in Special Libraries (at SLD Business Meeting)

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Posted by Editor on March 22, 2011

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MCLC CEC and Arizona State Library present “Taming Technolust: Technology Planning in a Hyperlinked World” March 3

Posted by Editor on February 18, 2011

Michael Stephens (of “Tame the Web” blog fame) offers advice on dealing with technolust: “How do we effectively plan in this shiny new world of emerging tech, when anyone in your library can create a library blog at a free hosting site, develop an online presence at sites such as Flickr or Facebook for the library, or launch the institution’s own social network with a few mouse clicks? We’ll explore a few emerging technologies, discuss ten steps for tech planning and have interactive group work. Participants will end the day with their own roadmap for implementing a new or emerging tool in their library.” Note: Lunch will be on your own from Noon-1:15 pm.

Register here:

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Free Webinar: Libraries and 21st Century Skills

Posted by Editor on January 19, 2011

IMLS Briefing Showcases Best Practices and Provides Practical Tips on Using IMLS Tools

Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is hosting a webinar for library professionals to discuss the central role that libraries play in cultivating the creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communications skills that individuals need to be successful in the 21st century.

Making the Learning Connection: Libraries and 21st Century Skills Webinar
Tuesday, February 1, 2011 from 3:00 – 4:30 PM ET

Speakers include Mary Chute, IMLS Deputy Director for Libraries, Mary Boone, North Carolina State Librarian, Jeffrey Patchen, President and CEO of the Indianapolis Children’s Museum, and Luis Herrera, San Francisco City Librarian.

Webinar participants will receive:


  1. Click here on the day of the webinar: Libraries and 21st Century Skills
  2. Sign in using your FIRST NAME only and click the Connect button.
  3. Once you have logged into the session, from your telephone please dial 1-866-459-4770 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              1-866-459-4770      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.
  4. Wait for the tone and then sign in with the access code 6502616# for audio.
  5. Once you are connected, please dial *6 to mute your line.

If you are having problems with these links, check to make sure either your pop-up blocker is turned off, or that it is set to temporarily allow pop-ups.

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Mark your calendars for AZLA 2010–Nov 15-17

Posted by Editor on September 15, 2010

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Announcing: MCLC Tech Talk – Sept 23, 10:30-Noon

Posted by Editor on September 10, 2010

Please plan to attend the MCLC Tech Talk committee’s program Six Web Things You Can’t Live Without! on Thursday September 23, 2010 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon at the Burton Barr Central Library.

We will examine free tools that make your online life easier and more connected.  We’ll also discuss their relevance to libraries.  Join us to learn more about Facebook, Flickr, Google Docs, Dropbox, Evernote and Four Square.

Also, the MCLC Tech Talk committee will host (almost) bi-monthly events through July 2011.  Make plans to attend the following activities:

  • September 23, 2010- Six Web Things You Can’t Live Without!
  • December 16, 2010- There’s an App for That, Mobile Gadget Show & Tell
  • January 27, 2011- Consumer Expectations for 2011 Technology (tentative)
  • March 24, 2011- Phoenix Digital Studios
  • May 26, 2011- The Book is Dead, eReaders and Media Players Gadget Show & Tell
  • July 28, 2011- Annual Business and Planning Meeting

Learn more about MCLC Tech Talk via Facebook and our blog.

Thank you, and hope to see you soon!

We connect today’s community to a world of possibilities.

Melodie D. Moore, Library Assistant
Community Relations, Web Content
Phoenix Public Library
ph: 602-534-5554

We connect today’s community to a world of possibilities.

Melodie D. Moore, Library Assistant
Community Relations, Web Content
Phoenix Public Library
ph: 602-534-5554

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Free Health Literacy Webinar Series Offered

Posted by Editor on August 27, 2010

Tuesdays, October 5, 12 and 26

Celebrate Health Literacy Month by attending this exciting Health Literacy Education Series presented by the Arizona Health Literacy Collaboration

To participate in the webinar, please go to:

Webinars will focus on defining Health Literacy and providing updates on the latest research and practices; including a special focus on older adults, working with diverse cultural and linguistic groups, and plain language materials development

October 5, 2010, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

“Health Literacy – An Opportunity to Improve Individual, Public, and Global Health”

Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D., Health Literacy and Research Director, Canyon Ranch Institute (CRI), a non-profit organization based in Tucson, Arizona.

October 12, 2010, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

“Health Literacy – the Hidden Risk Factor for Older Adults”

Barry D. Weiss, M.D., is a tenured professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and is a faculty member of the Arizona Geriatric Education Center and the Arizona Reynolds Program in Applied Geriatrics.

October 26, 2010, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

“Making Health Materials Simple and Easy to Read – a Step by Step Approach”

Marti Lindsey, Ph.D., Community Outreach and Education Director, Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center.

Marti Lindsey, Outreach Director, SWEHSC

520-626-3692 phone
520-626-2466 fax
College of Pharmacy Skaggs Building, room 311 PO Box 210207, Tucson, AZ 85721-0207

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Opportunity to tour AZ Archives, July 29, 9-11:30 am (Thanks, Linda)

Posted by Editor on July 20, 2010

From Linda Reib:

I will be hosting a tour of the Arizona State Archives, Law and Research Library and the Capitol Museum on July 29th starting at 9:00am for ADOA interns. Would any Phoenix SIRLS students be interested in attending?

Meet at the State Archives

9:00 State History & Archives Building

1 hour Tour

10:00 15 mins to walk to the Capitol Building

State Capitol Building (Historic section)

10:15     20-25 min Law & Research Library

10:40     1 hour Capitol Museum Tour

Lunch Capitol or DES Cafeteria (attendees pay for their own meal)

Please email me so that I can get an approximate head count.

Thank you,


Linda Reib
Electronic Records Archivist

History and Archives Division
Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records
1901 W. Madison St.
Phoenix, AZ 85009

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7 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT… Next-Generation Presentation Tools–From EDUCAUSE

Posted by Editor on February 4, 2010


Alexia is working toward a bachelor’s degree in security management, and several of her courses require students to make team presentations. She has been closely watching her classmates’ presentations, determined to find ways to capture her peers’ attention and stand out from the group. She pays particular attention to the presentations by fellow members of her project team because she will soon be joining them in making their first joint presentation. In previous experiences, she has seen considerable time lost exchanging and managing different versions of files, often across applications and operating systems. As a result, she begins investigating online presentation tools, hoping to find an application that supports collaboration, is accessible by all team members, and is free to use….

…Alexia’s part of the presentation comes last, and she solicits questions from the class. As she and her team members respond, she moves around the presentation canvas to highlight various resources as they are needed for explanation. At one point she fields an advanced question and is able to go to original work to find the answer. The tool allowed the team to develop the presentation smoothly and efficiently, and the nonsequential nature of the tool—and the fact that the audience can follow on their own computers—results in a richer experience by allowing the discussion to guide the presentation in unplanned directions.

Read entire document HERE.

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LIS Online Career Fair–Jan 12, 9 am Phx Time

Posted by Editor on December 2, 2009

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. You will have your choice of a variety of informational and interactive programs which will assist you with your career no matter where you are.

The conference keynote speaker is Rachel Singer Gordon, webmaster of, the largest library career site  and job database, and consulting editor at Information Today Inc., Books Division.  Rachel’s talk, “Career Building in a Down Economy,” will help librarians focus on what they can do to keep themselves moving forward professionally in a down economy.  While professional literature discusses what librarians can do to help their communities and patrons, it does not give much information as to what librarians can do to help themselves.  Rachel will address the ways in which the economy affects librarians professionally, how to control reactions and frustration, how to deal proactively with current events, and how to move forward effectively in tough economic times.

Other speakers include:  Christi Confetti Higgins, Sun Microsystems; Cindy Hill, Hill Information Consulting; Morgan Cadwalader, Alliance Library System; Kitty Pope, Alliance Library System; Barbara McFadden Allen, Career on Institutional Cooperation; Meredith Farkas, Norwich University; Rose Chenoweth, Alliance Library System; Jim Rettig, University of Richmond; Marianne Steadley, University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science and more!

For more information on this conference, check out .   Thecost of the one day online event is $29 for graduate library students;  $39 for librarians, and for a group, the price is $79.

For more information, please contact Lori Bell at ALS at<> or Tom Peters at TAP Information Services at<>.

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