"explores the tools and methods libraries use to gauge the difference they make for their user community, the topics assessment practitioners probe and the results they get, the impacts of impact assessment, and whether institutions that publicize positive impact evidence seen a difference in the level of financial or political support from their parent institutions."
"The ACRL publication Value of Academic Libraries: A Comprehensive Research Review and Report is a review of the quantitative and qualitative literature, methodologies and best practices currently in place for demonstrating the value of academic libraries, developed for ACRL by Megan Oakleaf of the iSchool at Syracuse University. The primary objective of this comprehensive review is to provide academic librarians with a clearer understanding of what research about the performance of academic libraries already exists, where gaps in this research occur, and to identify the most promising best practices and measures correlated to performance. "
Lib-Value is a 3-year study, beginning December 1, 2009, funded by a grant from IMLS and focusing on value and ROI in academic libraries. The expected outcomes of Lib-Value will include: an ROI calculation made in three test libraries; a method and model for collecting and calculating ROI in other academic libraries; and tested web-based tools for determining ROI that can be used by academic librarians to demonstrate the specific values of their libraries to their funders and to help them prioritize products and services.
"The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published a special issue of Research Library Issues (RLI) on demonstrating library value by assessing organizational performance. The special issue focuses on ways in which ARL assessment tools help libraries improve their services and programs and show their value to stakeholders."
The RBMS Diversity Recruitment Toolkit is an online guide for RBMS (ACRL's Rare Books & Manuscripts Section) members and library professionals who wish to make presentations about careers in special collections librarianship to students and paraprofessional staff, particularly those from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.
NLM's Associate Fellowship Program -2nd year
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) seeks proposals from institutions offering to host a Second Year Associate Fellow for the period September 1, 2010 through August 31, 2011. Proposals are due by February 5, 2010.
The Associate Fellowship program is a postgraduate training program for promising health sciences librarians. Fellows spend the first year at the National Library of Medicine, learning about its programs and services and conducting research projects. The optional Second Year Program allows Associate Fellows to supplement their year at NLM, through an opportunity to observe and practice the organizational, professional, and interpersonal skills that librarians need to successfully integrate information services into health care service, education, and research. The Host Institution must demonstrate that information services are integrated into the basic functions of the institution and that librarians are full participants in the multidisciplinary teams carrying out these activities. Second-year Fellows will participate in activities appropriate to their interests and the needs of the Host Institution. The Second Year Fellowship will be for a 12-month period beginning September 1, 2010. There are currently five first year Associate Fellows eligible for a second year placement.
This bookmarklet allows users to add tags and annotation to records in Franklin for future reference in. Once the bookmarklet is on your bookmarks toolbar, click on it to save, tag, and annotate pages including Franklin Records, VCAT records, and other webpages. Once you have tagged the resource, you can see your list of tagged pages at http://tags.library.upenn.edu.
Instructions for Using PennTags are here.
The Residency Working Group is a joint task force of library residents, residency program coordinators, library deans, administrators, diversity officers, and human resources professionals from over 10 different library systems.
On left panel, click "Diversity Program" to see their high school program called "Project to Recruit the Next Generation of Librarians"
Funded by a 3 yr grant from from the Institute of Museum & Library Services (IMLS)
Denton, William. "FRBR and the History of Cataloging."
Chapter 4 in Understanding FRBR: What It Is and How It Will Affect Our Retrieval, edited by Taylor, Arlene G.
An explanation of where FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records) comes from, given by a look at the work of librarians such as Panizzi, Cutter, Ranganathan, and Lubzetsky, and an examination of four themes in the history of library cataloging: the use of axioms to explain the purpose of catalogs, the importance of user needs, the idea of the "work," and standardization and internationalization.
Online music listening service presenting audio history of African American music, including jazz, blues, gospel, ragtime, folk songs, and narratives, and other forms of African-American musical expression. The collection will eventually include 50,000 music tracks, many of them rare or never-before-published. When complete, the collection will contain recordings by more than 2,300 performers spanning more than a hundred years including Ma Rainey, Lead Belly, Mahalia Jackson, Alberta Hunter, Tampa Red, William 'Bunk' Johnson, Duke Ellington, Sophie Tucker, Joe Turner, T-Bone Walker, Sarah Vaughn, Cripple Clarence Lofton, Big Joe Williams, Memphis Jug Band, Roosevelt Sykes, Dizzy Gillespie, Chicago River Kings, Muddy Waters, Skip James, Blind Willie McTell, Lonnie Johnson, Alberta Jones, Johnny Shines, and Memphis Minnie, and more. This first release offers access to over 16,000 track from Document Records--the world's largest collection of rare and vintage blues, jazz, gospel, spiritual, boogie-woogie, and country recordings. From the earliest recordings of Afro-American music made in the late 19th century (including the Fisk Jubilee Singers, recorded at the turn of the century for Victor Records) to performances of the mid-1970s, in most instances the full recorded works of each artist are presented. Eventually, African American Song will also deliver online access to the Alan Lomax Collection, a set of international field recordings by folklorist Alan Lomax from the 1930s through the 1960s, including the Jelly Roll Morton series (complete Library of Congress recordings), the Lead Belly series, and great artists and ensembles such as Son House, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Bob Marley and the Wailers, Irma Thomas, Bessie Jones, Etta Baker, and the Georgia Sea Island Singers.