Elsevier has recently released a new interface for its ScienceDirect platform.
The new release has four key upgrades:
- A simplified user experience, with less visual clutter and improved design
- Better visibility of open access content
- Quicker discovery of relevant ScienceDirect content from search engines
- Seamless export of citations and full-text articles to Mendeley
To learn more about this new release and other updates, visit the ScienceDirect Blog.
I thought this article from the Chronicle of Higher Education might be of interest to FLIP:
As Data Proliferate, So Do Data-Related Graduate Programs
“Last month the School of Information at the University of California at Berkeley started what officials there say is the first all-online master’s degree in information and data science. Its mission, in part, is to produce graduates with an awareness of the social and policy implications of data…”
2014 AkLA Regional Conference Attendance Grant for an Employee, Volunteer or Board Member of a Library in Southcentral Alaska
Do you live in the Southcentral Region of Alaska and are you interested in attending the Alaska Library Association 2014 Conference in Anchorage? Grant assistance is available to help defray your costs. The Alaska Library Association is offering $500 to one library employee, volunteer and/or board member from a library in the Southcentral region as designated by the Alaska Dept. of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development (see http://www.commerce.state.ak.us/dca/commdb/CF_Plans.cfm) to assist with travel and lodging expenses incurred while attending the 2014 AkLA Conference. The conference registration fee will also be waived for the award recipient.
- You must be working in or with a library within the Southcentral region boundaries, as designated by the DCCED.
- You must be a library staff member, board member or volunteer.
- You must either currently be a member of the Alaska Library Association, or join before the grant is awarded.
- Submit your application by Thursday, February 3rd, 2014.
Conditions for Grant Acceptance:
- The recipient will sign an acceptance statement agreeing to the following conditions:
- The recipient will attend three days of the conference.
- The recipient will receive their grant check at an awards function, to take place during the conference.
- The recipient will keep an informal log or diary about the sessions attended. The log or diary is to be submitted to the Continuing Education Committee as a basis for project evaluation. This will be used by the committee to improve this grant award and its requirements. Both positive and negative comments are helpful.
2014 AkLA Conference Attendance Award Southcentral Region Application
Conference Attendance Award applications may be sent by email (Strongly preferred), fax, or letter by February 3, 2014 to:
AkLA Conference Attendance Grant
c/o Julie Niederhauser
Alaska State Library
P.O. Box 110571
Juneau, AK 99811-0571
Public Library Coordinator
Alaska State Library
(907) 465-2916 or within Alaska, (888) 465-2916
Happy New Year everyone! Hope you all enjoyed your winter break.
Due to a scheduling conflict, we have moved the January FLIP meeting from the 10th to the 17th.
Date: Friday, January 17, 2014
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Place: UAA/APU Consortium Library Room 309
At this month’s meeting we’ll be giving an overview of ebooks available through ListenAlaska. Whether you’d like to learn more about downloading ebooks or are an expert and would like to share any tips you’ve learned, please join us for this hands-on session. Feel free to bring your favorite ebook reader or tablet.
This session will be open to university faculty, staff, and students, as well as FLIP members, so please feel free to spread the word and bring a friend.
Via Elizabeth Moreau Nicolai
The Anchorage Public Library is recruiting two librarians for the Mountain View branch library. Mountain View is the most diverse census district in the United States and the library has become a strong neighborhood partner with agencies and community groups serving the diverse residents and helping to revitalize the neighborhood. The library itself is only three years old, LEED certified and a welcoming and friendly environment. While Mountain View Library welcomes and provides programming and services for all patrons, the library shares a parking lot with a middle school and is in walking distance of two elementary schools. As a result the library has a large number of thriving youth and teen programs.
Currently we are recruiting a youth services librarian to plan, present, and evaluate programming for youth from birth to age 18. The YS librarian will also assist with system wide collection development, do outreach to local schools, work on the reference desk, and manage the library in the branch manager’s absence.
We are also recruiting a branch manager who will manage the library staff, facility, and adult collections. The manager also plans and presents programs for adults, builds partnerships with local agencies and community groups, and participates as needed with system-wide initiatives.
For general information about Anchorage Public Library jobs: http://www.muni.org/jol
For the youth services librarian job: http://tinyurl.com/k8du2ay
For the branch manager librarian job: http://tinyurl.com/ll3tel7
Both positions will be open until January 7th.
Well, we hate to do this, but we are cancelling the December 13 FLIP meeting. We just have too many events going on that day–no one can say the library isn’t a busy place! We will reschedule the ListenAlaska ebooks session for a future meeting. In the meantime, if you do have any questions about ListenAlaska or other ebooks, please feel free to contact Electronic Resources Librarian, Christie Ericson or visit the Ebooks How-To Guide.
Enjoy the holidays!
Due to the high number of conflicting obligations, the November 8th FLIP meeting will be cancelled. The next meeting will be December 13th and we will be giving an overview of downloading ListenAlaska ebooks. Stay tuned for more information.
FLIP members might be interested in this upcoming presentation and opportunity to network with folks in the library field:
Hello AkLA-Anchorage Chapter, AkLA E-Council and other colleagues!
Naomi House, editor, publisher, and founder of I Need A Library Job (INALJ.com) and 2013 Library Journal Mover & Shaker, will be speaking at the Alaska State Library in Anchorage on Friday, September 20th, at 4 pm.
This presentation on personal and library branding and marketing is in part sponored by AkLA-A and is open to the public.
Following the speaker, you are welcome to an evening of fun with colleagues at a restaurant nearby – currently we’re thinking Brown Bag Sandwich Co. for drinks &/or dinner, but open to other suggestions.
A big thanks to Freya Anderson for making this happen!
Please consider joining us for this exciting opportunity, and bring along your library friends, and/or forward this to anyone you think may be intersted!
Feel free to contact me with questions.
Hope to see you there!
PS – the Alaska State Library’s address is 344 W. 3rd Ave., Suite 125.
Targeted at grades 3-12, BrainPOP offers short animated films on a variety of topics such as: science, social studies, English, math, engineering & tech, health, and arts and music. Students may also take quizzes, do activities, play games, and view related videos.
BrainPOP Jr. is also available for students in grades K-3 and for a Spanish Language version, see BrainPOP Español.
There is also a free teacher community, BrainPOP Educators, with a blog, lesson plans, Common Core standards, webinars, tutorials, and many other helpful resources.
The Consortium Library has recently added Arctic & Antarctic Regions from EBSCOhost to its collection of databases.
This database contains over 1 million records covering multidisciplinary research on polar regions, spanning from 1800 to the present. Sources indexed include books, dissertations, government reports, conference proceedings, and scientific periodicals.
Subject areas include:
- Global Warming
- And much more
See more information about Arctic & Antarctic Regions and a complete list of content coverage at http://www.ebscohost.com/academic/arctic-antarctic-regions