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Monday, September 15, 2014
 
Vol. 3, No. 184
 
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When we talk about the many hats that librarians wear or the myriad roles we play within our institutions and industry, we seldom say enough about our roles as advocates and activists. We give a lot of breath, and rightly so, to our work as researchers, digital doorkeepers, knowledge managers, and more. Yet it seems to me that we tend to clam up a little when it comes to talking about our roles as evangelists for intelligent, open, and fair access to and use of information. Why is that? Is that we are too busy doing all those work-related things we do so well? Is there a fear we will be looked upon as trouble makers? Or do we fail to appreciate or even take for granted our own contributions in this vital area of our profession? Whatever the reason may be, I have always been heartened by the fact that though we may not always talk the talk, librarians never fail to walk the walk. When I look around me, I am humbled and inspired by the advocacy and activism I see within our ranks. We are not a complacent people by any means! With today's highlights, my hat goes off to the activist librarians and library lobbyists among us. Are you one of them? Do you want to be? We start this week with a few solid calls to action. Enjoy!

  • In The Evolving Value of Information Management, Marie Grace Cannon talks about the insights and inspiration she gained from a recent SLA event regarding the value of info-pros. The gathering focused on a 2013 study of the industry compiled by the Special Libraries Association and The Financial Times. Do not miss her excellent overview of what that study had to say about our profession and its value to business today!
  • Writing for American Libraries Magazine, ALA President Courtney L. Young, sums up the situation beautifully. She says, "Libraries really do change lives. That reality is well known and proudly understood by every one of us. I don't believe, however, that we have internalized an even more fundamental and vital truth: Libraries are powerful because librarians are powerful." With just two words, she drives home a powerful and important message. Heed her call to action in Advocate. Today.
  • It seems like the news these days is filled with frightening stories of hackers compromising some of our favorite commercial sites and of data theft run rampant. Our colleagues at Iron Mountain remind us that even in this critical area we have a role to play. You can help your organization prepare to defend against and recover from just such an incursion. Check out their plan for a cyber attack at How to Survive a Data Breach: 4 Tips to Help You Prepare. Simply being prepared for the worst is half the battle in overcoming it!

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TOP NEWS

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  1. The Evolving Value of Information Management, Marie Grace Cannon, September 15, 2014
  2. Advocate. Today., American Libraries News, September 12, 2014
  3. How to Survive a Data Breach: 4 Tips to Help You Prepare, Iron Mountain Information Advantage, September 12, 2014

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RESEARCH / REFERENCE

Legal Research

  1. Recently Released Research Summaries from Correctional Services Canada, Library Boy, September 14, 2014

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RESOURCES

eBooks

  1. Judging an Ebook by its Cover, American Libraries News, September 12, 2014
  2. Publishers Flip Over Flipbooks, Econtent Magazine Blog, September 15, 2014

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OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES / TOPICS

Knowledge Management

  1. KM thought leaders - are they REALLY all from the USA?, Knoco Stories, September 15, 2014
Technology

  1. Legal Citation Hackathon, 13 September 2014: Results, storify, links, and resources, Legal Informatics Blog, September 14, 2014

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ALSO OF NOTE

Also of Note

  1. Senator demands US courts recover 10 years of online public records, Library Stuff, September 14, 2014
  2. Radical Librarianship: how ninja librarians are ensuring patrons’ electronic privacy, Library Stuff, September 14, 2014

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Association News

  1. What's in a Name?, AALL Spectrum, September 12, 2014
Press Releases

  1. Wolters Kluwer Financial Services and Wipro Gallagher Solutions Team Up to Help Simplify Compliance Document Complexity for Lenders, Outsell: Information Industry Headlines, September 12, 2014
  2. Cambridge University Press Launches Archive Editions Online, Resource Shelf, September 14, 2014
  3. Hein Launch New Blog, House of Butter, September 13, 2014
  4. Bloomberg BNA Enhances Resource For International Tax Research Needs, Outsell: Information Industry Headlines, September 12, 2014
  5. S&P Dow Jones Indices, Research Affiliates Join Forces to Launch Dow Jones RAFI Commodity Index, Outsell: Information Industry Headlines, September 12, 2014
Upcoming Events

  1. Event: 2nd European Conference on Social Media, 09 - 10 Jul 2015, Porto, Portugal, Gurteen Knowledge, September 12, 2014

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