January 20, 2006
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Lincoln Trail Calendar for January 21-February 17, 2006:
|January 26||Trustee Development, 7-9 p.m., LTLS|
|January 30||Reception for Anne Craig, Illinois State Library Director, 1:30 p.m., LTLS|
|February 1||LTLS Technology Committee, 7 p.m., LTLS|
|February 3||Soaring to Excellence Teleconference Series: Always a River, Sometimes a Library, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., LTLS|
|February 6||LTLS Membership Committee Meeting, 6:30 p.m., LTLS|
|February 8||"Ask a Consultant" Via iLinc", 10:30-11:30 a.m., LTLS|
|February 15||LINC Users Group, 1:30 p.m., LTLS|
|February 16||LTLS Technology Committee, 7 p.m., LTLS|
|February 17||Virtual Reference, 9 a.m., LTLS|
Register online for the continuing education and training events listed above at http://dot.lincolntrail.info:591/OnlineReg/onlinereg.htm. If you cannot locate or do not have a login and password, please send an email to Donna Schaal at email@example.com. Or you may register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Visit the LTLS web site to see the following new information:
LTLS Online Book Clubs Upcoming Selections for January through April 2006
Press Release: LTLS Awarded Grant for Illinois Library Interpreters
Press Release: Audiobooks and eBooks Now Available 24/7 Online
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MyMediaMall Publicity - An article about MyMediaMall appeared in the Monday, January 16 News-Gazette. In addition, WAND-TV, Decatur, will feature a short news story on MyMediaMall during the 10 p.m. newscast on Sunday, January 22.
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Lincoln Trail Libraries System will host a viewing of the first-ever Webcast presentation of the 2006 ALA awards for children and young adult books and videos. Please join us at 7:30 a.m. on January 23, 2006, for a light breakfast followed by the Webcast announcement of the winners live from the ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.
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You’re Invited! Please join Lincoln Trail Libraries System on Monday, January 30th from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. to meet our special guest Anne Craig, Director of the Illinois State Library. Refreshments will be served.
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Diversity and Cultural Competency in Rural Libraries: A Multi-System Initiative: The Diversity Forum: Libraries and Communities Building Bridges: An Inter-Cultural Dialogue will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn in Effingham on April 24, 2006. Invited speakers and panelists will share experiences and stories that strengthen community ties and raise diversity awareness. Library directors, librarians, and any interested service provider professionals or community members are encouraged to attend. Registration information to follow. If you have questions contact Donna Schaal at email@example.com.
Hewlett-Packard has introduced the 2006 HP Technology for Teaching Grant Initiative to support the use of technology in teaching. This initiative, which awards $8 million in cash grants and equipment to K-12 public schools and two- and four-year universities, is designed to support educators who are using mobile technology in innovative ways and to help identify K-12 schools and higher education institutions that HP might support with future grants. Apply by February 15, 2006. More information is available at http://grants.hp.com/us/programs/tech_teaching/index.html.
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The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy’s 21st Century Information Fluency Project invites you to look at the InsideOut feature on their homepage (http://21cif.imsa.edu/). This feature highlights how educators are using the tools and resources on the website to teach information fluency skills. The brief audio interviews can be played off the website or downloaded to an mp3 player. To tell about how you are using a tool or resource on the website, contact Dan Balzer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The 21st Century Information Fluency Project is partnering with ISLMA and LearningTimes.org to offer a webinar series via the Internet called "Information Fluency at Your Fingertips." Dates of the programs are January 24, 2006 (3:30-4:30 p.m.) and February 23, 2006 (3:30-4:30 p.m.). For details and to register, visit http://islma.org/webinarnew.htm or email Gail Janz at email@example.com
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Wondering what all the hype is about with digital audio books? "Day of the Digital Audio Book" will be the first LibraryU Live! Event and will be presented on February 16, 2006. Learn from subject experts Lori Bell and Tom Peters and discuss your questions with others from your own computer in this innovative online format that combines the web conferencing features of OPAL and the web-based training of LibraryU. Go to http://www.libraryu.org and click on "Register Now" to sign up for any or all of the four free sessions.
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The Journal of Illinois History plans to introduce a new feature highlighting recently acquired or newly opened for research manuscript and photograph collections. Submit information about your collection and facility to William B. Tubbs, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 217-785-7953, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Tamaal Rodgers is available to present programs on using the IllinoisBenefits.org website. She is Illinois Benefits Community Outreach Coordinator for the Medicare Rights Center. The site has handy links to Medicare prescription drug information, as well as other programs in the state relating to health care costs.) Contact her at 312-223-9600, Ext. 23, or email@example.com.
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The University of Illinois Technology Research, Education and Commercialization Center (TRECC) has 100 more web cameras to give away. The goal of the program is to technologically advance the community of educators (teachers and administrators) by providing collaboration tools. For a school web camera scholarship application and more information, go to http://www.trecc.org/education/webcam.
The Illinois State Library website has a link to library related statutes and rules at http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/who_we_are/statutesrules.html. This page provides links to major laws and administrative rules relevant to the Illinois State Library and libraries in Illinois. The links to the text of the laws and rules are intended for the convenience of interested persons. The information contained is updated on a regular basis but should not be considered a substitute for the appropriate official documents or the advice of legal counsel. The official version of the administrative rules is maintained and is available from the Administrative Code Division, Index Department of the Illinois Secretary of State's office. (http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/home.html)
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Missing book -- Wizards and Witches
(Time-Life Enchanted World) by Brendan LeHane Barcode 36121000061889
was put in delivery bag at Jamaica High School(YJN) for delivery to
Fred Rinehart at firstname.lastname@example.org
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If you have items you would like to have included in the January/February and March/April issues of the LTLS newsletter, Connections, please mail or email them to Kit Moore (email@example.com) or Vanessa Whippo (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information, circle item number and return with your name and library to Administration Department, Lincoln Trail Libraries System, or request via e-mail at email@example.com.
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