Library Journal Webcast
Lois Lowry’s breakthrough dystopian novel, The Giver has been read by millions of people around the world. It left many with lingering questions: What happened to Jonas and Gabriel? Is a perfect society possible? What does it mean to live a complete life? With Son, Lowry continues to wrestle with the idea of human freedom while completing the story of Jonas and the baby he rescued.
Son combines elements from the first three novels in her Giver Quartet—The Giver (1994 Newbery Medal winner), Gathering Blue, and Messenger—into a breathtaking, thought-provoking narrative that wrestles with ideas of human freedom and the bonds of love. Thrust again into the chilling world of The Giver, readers will meet an intriguing new heroine, fourteen-year-old Claire.
Join Lois Lowry to hear her speak about Son, the other books of The Giver Quartet, and to have a chance to ask her your questions live!
How do the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) impact you, your library, and your teachers? Marc Aronson and Sue Bartle will discuss how perspective, multi-modality, and transliteracy will help you build a foundation as you implement CCSS. Take home a few concrete examples to successfully adjust to the instructional shifts in CCSS.
Learn about fall’s collection of new books for your young readers during this School Library Journal webcast event. From illustrated books to chapter books, topics range from superheroes to farmers, and then some! Discover what it means to be a samurai in Benjamin Martin’s Samurai Awakening, and find out if an American teenager has what takes to save his friends. Read about Bill Finger, the man who gave Bruce Wayne a name and made him a detective in Marc Tyler Nobleman’s picture book (illustrated by Ty Templeton) Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman. See a new take on the classic Old MacDonald nursery rhyme in Old MacDonald Had Her Farm (written by JonArno Lawson, illustrated by Tina Holdcroft) with brightly illustrated pictures and tongue-twisters to help readers learn about vowels while using the same E-I-E-I-O refrain. Register now to see what else Annick Press, Charlesbridge, and Tuttle Publishing will share from their fall book releases.
Join us for our fall graphic novel webcast! You’ll get a sneak peak at some of the great graphic novels hitting the shelves over the next few months and hear tips on how to share the exciting world of graphic novels with your patrons. Random House will discuss their upcoming titles from DC Comics, Del Rey, Archie Comics, and Kodansha: something for everyone. Hear more about Superman trying to get back in touch with the “normal” people, romantic hijinks staged by a devious novelist just so she can write about them, the real story of Steve Jobs’ failings as well as his successes, and what the best stories are from the epic 20-year history of Sonic the Hedgehog, the longest running comics series based on a videogame. And that’s just a few of the titles starring in this webcast.
From print to digital: the online evolution of the scholarly edition and its impact on the academic community
2012 sees the launch of a major new publishing initiative from Oxford University Press – Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO) –an interlinked collection of authoritative Oxford editions of major works from the humanities, being made available online for the first time. The launch content, consisting of the complete text of more than 170 scholarly editions of material written between 1485 and 1660, constitutes the cornerstone of research in the fields of English Literature, as well as Philosophy, History, and Religion. The launch of OSEO and the movement of Scholarly Editions into the digital realm will generate new ideas, research journeys and expectations for scholars, students, and librarians and this webinar provides the perspectives of two key voices involved in the project on the impact this will have on librarians and the academic community.
Michael F. Suarez, S.J. - Editor in chief, Oxford Scholarly Editions Online; University Professor and Director of Rare Book School, University of Virginia
Sophie Goldsworthy – Editorial Director for Humanities and Social Science books and journals and the trade books program, Oxford University Press
Get ready to take some notes in your captain’s log during the lineup of fall’s Science Fiction books. Learn about Priestess of the Eggstone: The Fall of the Altairan Empire (Jaleta Clegg) and the race to get the Eggstone back to prevent an outbreak of war. Rob Zeigler’s debut novel Seed takes place in a starving, broken United States where orphans try to reshape the future. Bloodfire Quest: The Dark Legacy of Shannara by Terry Brooks takes place in a dark mirror-world where the barriers are eroding. The second book in the Shannara series focuses on the quest for the missing Elfstones and things aren’t going as planned. Join panelists from JournalStone Publishing, NightShade Books, and Random House as they discuss their exciting forthcoming titles.
Norman L. Rubenstein – Managing Editor, JournalStone Publishing
Norman L. Rubenstein, Managing Editor for JournalStone Publishing, a litigation attorney and judge for over twenty years, also organized major Doctor Who conventions with the BBC and co-produced numerous theatrical plays, including one that ran for over six months on London’s famed West End. He’s had 7+ years of small press editorial experience, has been a frequent reviewer and columnist for magazines and genre sites including Cemetery Dance, Shroud, Dark Scribe, Fear Zone, Pod Of Horror, Horror World, and Hellnotes, and, as an author, has had fiction and non fiction published in three anthologies. He’s an Active member of both the Horror Writers Association (HWA) and the International Thriller Writers (ITW) and is currently serving a second year as Co-Chair of the HWA’s Bram Stoker Awards®.
Jeremy Lassen – Editor in chief, Night Shade Books
Jeremy Lassen is the editor in chief of Night Shade Books. Prior to his work at Night Shade he was an independent bookseller. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and daughter.
Elizabeth Fabian - Associate director, Random House
Elizabeth Fabian is thrilled to have recently rejoined the Random House Library Marketing Department as Associate Director. Prior to this new role, Elizabeth was Associate Director of Advertising for The Random House Publishing Group, executing campaigns for bestselling authors including Lee Child, Sophie Kinsella, and Jonathan Kellerman. Previously she has worked with the marketing departments at Harcourt Trade Publishers and Hachette Book Group. In 2006 Elizabeth received her MA in Literature from the University of Virginia.
Kelly Coyle Crivelli - Library Marketing Manager, Random House
Kelly Coyle Crivelli is a Library Marketing Manager at Random House, Inc. She started her career at Random House back in 1998 when the library marketing “team” consisted of only two people and there was not yet such a thing as a blog! And after nearly a decade away, she returned to Random House in 2012 and is very happy to be reunited with the incredible titles and authors that Random House offers, having missed them very much over the years. Kelly will read just about anything- but has a particular fondness for books that make her cry- (Richard Russo always gets her!) and of course, finds nothing as enjoyable as the way Jane Austen can depict a character.
SPONSORED BY: Atlas Systems and Library Journal
EVENT TIME AND DATE: Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 2:00-3:00 PM EST/11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
Special collections are the jewels of their institutions, yet they also present unique challenges. This program will explore three topics of prime concern to special collections managers and library administrators: enhancing services to researchers, improving collections security, and supporting assessment activities and data-driven management decisions.
Join our panel of experts to learn how special collections and archives are moving into a new era using the latest techniques and tools – including Aeon, an online request and workflow management system that replaces the paper-based user registration forms and callslips that most institutions still use, even in this Internet Age. Discover the multiple benefits of moving special collections user services into the online environment, including the ability to maintain an electronic audit trail for every request and to mine data about collection usage and users.
The program will include a series of brief presentations as well as conversations with the moderators.
Aeon is developed and distributed by Atlas Systems, a leading library software development firm best known for creating the ILLiad interlibrary loan management system. Find out more here.
As ACRL Past President (2011-12), Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe has been a key contributor to ACRL's Value of Academic Libraries Initiative, conducting numerous presentations with Megan Oakleaf focused on documenting and communicating library contributions to higher education assessment. She is co-editor with Melissa Wong of Environments for Student Growth and Development: Libraries and Student Affairs in Collaboration (ACRL, 2012) and author of numerous publications on library instruction and evaluation. Since 2002, Ms. Hinchliffe has been Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction and an associate professor for library administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Richard W. Oram is Associate Director and Hobby Foundation Librarian at the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin, where he is responsible for all collections and public services. He is a former Chair of ACRL's Rare Books and Manuscripts Section and has served as Chair of the RBMS Security and Publications Committees. Dr. Oram has published over 20 essays on literary and library management topics, including a chapter on the recovery of stolen special collections for ACRL's Guide to Security Considerations and Practices for Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collection Libraries (ACRL, 2011).
Mark I. Greenberg is Director of the Special & Digital Collections Department at the University of South Florida, where he also directs the Libraries' Florida Studies Center, Holocaust & Genocide Studies Center, and Oral History Program. His passion for expanding the research and teaching uses of special collections stems from his previous roles as a public historian at the Institute of Southern Jewish Life in Jackson, Mississippi. Dr. Greenberg is author or editor of three books and more than two dozen articles and reviews, including Jewish Roots in Southern Soil: A New History, co-edited with Marcie Cohen Ferris (Brandeis, 2006).
In 2008, Christian Dupont joined Atlas Systems, a Virginia-based library software development company, to develop and promote Aeon, an online user and request management system for special collections libraries and archives. Previously he served as director of special collections at the University of Virginia and Syracuse University. An active member of several professional and academic associations, his recent leadership roles have included chairing ACRL's Rare Books and Manuscripts Section. As an independent scholar, Dr. Dupont researches and publishes on the history of libraries and their cultural influence as well as library management issues.
Since his retirement from OCLC in 2004 as Vice President for Cooperative Discovery Services, Frank Hermes has served as Senior Advisor to Atlas Systems, helping to launch new products and services, including Aeon. In 2005, he founded and directed the Library Leadership Network, a library management resource and consulting service that was acquired by Palinet in 2010. Prior to joining OCLC in 1999, Mr. Hermes held management positions with One Source Information Services, Standard & Poor's, Citicorp, and IBM. He earned an MBA in marketing from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and an undergraduate degree in economics from Dartmouth College.
The proliferation of free online resources has caused user habits and expectations to change drastically in the last decade, and there is no doubt that they will continue to evolve along with technology trends and advancements. Publishers, specifically reference publishers, have needed to meet these demands and have striven to exceed them – delivering new and innovative ways to access authoritative facts quickly, easily, and accurately. Some now deliver the next step in the research experience – providing effortless pathways beyond the facts and figures of free resources or standard reference, making the user’s journey into encyclopedias, scholarly works, and journal articles effortless and seamless. These publisher initiatives have the potential to revolutionize the role of reference in the library, and the way reference is used by researchers at every level.
Why are traditionally-published reference resources still necessary? What are publishers doing to make them accessible, usable, and discoverable in the library and on the free Web? How are these changes impacting reference’s presence in the library? How are user habits affecting how reference is published, developed, and utilized? Register now to hear our esteemed panel, including Oxford University Press’ Robert Faber, Editorial Director for Reference (UK), Dave Tyckoson, reference librarian and Associate Dean at California State University, Fresno, and Dinah Birch, Professor of English Literature and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange at the University of Liverpool and Editor of the newest edition of the classic Oxford Companion to English Literature, 7th Edition, on a panel moderated by Library Journal and School Library Journal Reference Editor Etta Thornton, as they tackle the topic of the ever-changing role of, and need for, authoritative reference in today’s libraries in the “Wiki age.”
With the acquisition of its last remaining competitor in 2006, OCLC became the only full service bibliographic utility in the U.S. The idea for a new, low-cost, highly functional alternative to OCLC for cataloging arose from a series of conversations with librarians who were interested in having a choice in library cataloging services, removing restrictions on the use of data, and finding a way to reduce costs during tough economic times.
SkyRiver Technology Solutions, launched in 2009, is increasingly seen as a viable alternative to OCLC. Our panel will examine the future for competition in the library cataloging marketplace in light of changing assumptions about library service, new technologies, and unprecedented economic challenges.
The staff at the Douglas County Libraries in Colorado have been implementing for the past year an innovative ebook lending model that gives the library actual ownership of the ebook file, rather than leasing access to it via a third party. The library has its own content server and after striking deals with various publishers it loads the files onto the server and applies the requisite DRM before lending. The library is providing a concrete example of how in the digital age libraries remain reliable stewards of intellectual content. In this webinar, Jamie LaRue, the library’s director, Monique Sendze, the IT director, and Lisa Long-Hickman, the sales and marketing manager for Dzanc Books, will discuss the model.