The Provincial Library's Professional Collection now has the following DVDs of College of DuPage teleconferences from their 2007-2008 series. These may be borrowed through interlibrary loan by using the ILL Request Form at https://sapps.ednet.ns.ca/provincial_library/ill_location_request.shtml or sending an e-mail message to [log in to unmask]
Library spaces [videorecording (DVD)] : future needs. [Glen Ellyn, Ill.] : College of DuPage, c2008. Call No.: PROF 022 .3 LIB
Alan Kirk Gray, Assistant Director of Operations for the Darien Public Library, Connecticut, joins several prominent architects whose focus is on libraries to discuss how library spaces can reflect the role of today's libraries. The panelists address design and function in all types of libraries, and explore creative ways of configuring current and future library space to meet new services. This DVD is part of the 2007-2008 Library Challenges & Opportunities series from the College of DuPage.
Mapping the library landscape [videorecording (DVD)] : "finding the trends that matter". [Glen Ellyn, Ill.] : College of DuPage, c2007. Call No.: PROF 658 .83 FIN
This DVD is part of the 2007-2008 Soaring to Excellence teleconference series from the College of DuPage. Steven Bell, Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services at Temple University and Catherine Wilt, who served as Executive Director of PALINET, one of the largest U.S.Library Networks, take a look at high-level trends in business and the economy and how these trends can impact the local library. They provide an overview of what environmental scanning is, along with information on how to do it. They also discuss SWOT analysis in the library, i.e. analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, and the techniques that futurists use.
People watching with a purpose [videorecording (DVD)] : "meeting needs before they need it".[Glen Ellyn, Ill.] : College of DuPage, c2008. Call No.: PROF 021 .26 PEO
This DVD which is part of the 2007-2008 Soaring to Excellence teleconference series from the College of DuPage, is about partnering with community members to build meaningful library experiences. Ann Bishop, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, talks about what community informatics is with examples of projects that illustrate what it looks like. Nancy Kranich, past president of ALA and past Assoc. Dean of Libraries at New York University, discusses Community Engagement in Libraries.
Trends, fads or folly [videorecording (DVD)] : spotting the library trends that really matter. [Glen Ellyn, Ill.] : College of DuPage, c2008. Call No.: PROF 025 .524 TRE
This DVD is the last teleconference in the 2007-2008 Soaring to Excellence series from the College of DuPage. This program features Tom Peters, a librarian and CEO of TAP Information Services (www.tapinformation.com), which provides a wide variety of services supporting libraries and other organizations, and Lori Bell, Director of Innovation at the Alliance Library System. New trends in libraries such as patron-created folksonomic cataloging and libraries and librarians in virtual environments such as Second Life are investigated and updates on libraries and social networks are provided. Also ponders the extent to which libraries need to quickly adopt new technologies into their programs.
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