Month: January 2009

SOLINET and PALINET merger update

As many of you may have already heard, SOLINET and PALINET have proposed a merger, and they’re giving their members a chance to vote for or against the proposed merger in person or electronically (more information here). If the merger happens, SOLINET and PALINET will become LYRASIS. According to, the name was inspired by the constellation […]

2009 Leadership Symposiums: Leading in Shifting Environments

Description: This one-day session is designed for library leaders who are challenged to support and sustain staff through changing environmental realities.  Today’s high customer expectations, changing technological demands, and shifting resource allocations require new energy and new commitment from our staffs.  The challenge for library leaders is to find ways to tap the best within […]

Not What You Think

This post is courtesy of Library Journal’s Bubble Room blog, by Alison Circle. This past November Chicago Public Library launched an ad campaign called “Not What You Think,” an admirable effort, but not quite successful in my mind. Here the campaign juxtaposes unexpected images with the headline: Not What You Think; and the subhead: It’s Free. […]

Bigger and better VIP Conference in 2010!

The VIP Conference Planning Committee sent out a survey to our library community in Fall 2008 to determine our next steps for the annual Very Important Paraprofessionals (VIP) Conference. After reviewing the responses and giving it a lot of consideration, we have decided to start holding the conference every other year due to libraries needing […]

ALA seeks nominations for awards

ALA Seeks Nominations for 2009 James Madison Award and Eileen Cooke State & Local Madison Award WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Library Association (ALA) is seeking nominations for two awards to honor individuals or groups who have championed, protected and promoted public access to government information and the public’s right to know. The James Madison […]

FLA requests help from members

The following post is courtesy of Faye Roberts, executive director of the Florida Library Association. This is to request your help, as a member of the Florida Library Association, in contacting your legislators TODAY in support of State Aid to Libraries funding. The legislative special session on budget has begun and it’s urgent that all library […]

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