Want a Drone?

Register now for the Fall IOLUG Conference: Teach Me Tech, and you could
win your very own Quadcopter Drone, Virtual Reality Headset, or Arduino


WHO: IOLUG is an organization that provides opportunities for individuals
to share and learn about current trends in libraries and technology to
inspire innovation. Membership is open to anyone interested in networking
with us to innovate, share and grow!

WHAT: Our conference theme is Teach Me Tech, and we have an exciting
program for you designed to equip you with ready-to-implement tools and
strategies for your library! See the conference agenda below!

WHEN: Friday, October 16th from 9:00am – 3:30pm

WHERE: Indiana Wesleyan University North Campus in Indianapolis, IN

WHY: To learn, grow, get inspired, and network with librarians just like
you who are interested in emerging technologies and innovative services!

Our Keynote speaker, Holly Klingler from the Northeast Ohio Regional
Library System, will be presenting on emerging technologies and will bring
a Traveling Tech Lab with wearables, drones, and other fun toys for folks
to play with.



9:00-9:30am – Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:30-10:00am – Welcome and Business Meeting

10:05-10:55am – KEYNOTE
“Emerging Excitement: Learning how to train and inspire with emerging
tech” – Holly Klingler, NEO-RLS

11:00-11:45am – Breakout sessions
OPTION A – “Tech Tuesdays: Exploring and Growing with 45 minute Tech
Workshops” – Delores Rondinella and Jesse Peek, Stark County District Library
OPTION B – “Using Multimedia and Technology to Connect with Online
Students” – Stephanie Brouwer and Jennifer Wendt, Harrison College

11:45am-1:00pm – Lunch & Networking

1:00-1:45pm – Breakout Sessions
OPTION A – “PowerPoint + iSpring = Interactive eLearning” – Melissa
Renner, Allen County Public Library
OPTION B – Panel of Video Presentations –
“Screen Cast Fast: Help Patrons at Their Point-of-Need “ – Liz
Barksdale, University of Dallas
“Videos Gone Viral: How to create a video for your organization “ –
Jenn Bielewski, LYRASIS
“15 Minutes of Fame: Cultivating Patron-Created Content at Your
Library “ – Melody VanWanzeele and Marianne Kruppa, St. Joseph County
Public Library

1:50-2:35pm – Breakout Sessions
OPTION A – “Leveraging the Functionality of Microsoft Office Mix” –
Allan Celik and Catherine Lemmer, Indiana University
OPTION B – Panel of Social Media Presentations –
“Using Twitter to Market Your Library” – Mary Hricko, Kent State
“The Four Faces of Social Media” – Edita Sicken and Rebecca Johnson,
Manchester University

2:40-3:30pm – Maker Panel
“LEGO Mindstorm EV3 Robot Kits at Tipton County Public Library” – Lindsey
Powers and Jason Fields, Tipton County Public Library
“Making Makers: How the Plainfield Library is Embracing the Maker
Movement” – Courtney Allison and Laura Brack, Plainfield-Guilford Township
Public Library

3:30-3:45pm – Conference wrap up – Door Prizes, Evaluations


NISO Two-Part Webinar: E-books for Education

Part 1: Electronic Textbooks: Plug in and Learn

Date: September 10, 2014

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern time

Event webpage: http://www.niso.org/news/events/2014/webinars/plug_in/

Part 2: Open Textbook Initiatives

Date: September 17, 2014

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern time

Event webpage:


NISO will be holding a two-part webinar on September 10 and 17 to explore
E-books for Education, the nascent world of electronic textbooks and how
publishers, students, and librarians are dealing with these new products.

The most rapid developments in the world of e-books have taken place in the
popular market for fiction and non-fiction monographs. However, with the
development of new standards such as EPUB 3 that support multimedia and the
improvements in reading devices, the penetration of electronic versions of
trade books has advanced quite rapidly. The market for digital textbooks,
however, has grown at a more modest rate for a variety of reasons while
electronic textbook marketplace works through some very complex
technological, business model, and cultural issues.

Part 1 of the webinar will discuss Electronic Textbooks: Plug in and Learn.
In Part 2, speakers will explore Open Textbook Initiatives. You can register
for either or both parts. There is a 25% discount to registrants of both

ABOUT PART 1: Electronic Textbooks: Plug in and Learn

In Part 1, we will explore the notion of just what an electronic textbook
is. Are e-textbooks an interactive “courseware” website, an application for
mobile devices and tablets, or self-contained digital files? Or is there a
place for all of these and if so, how do they fit together and combine with
a course syllabus? Also addressed will be issues of affordability and usage.

Topics and speakers are:

* Advocating for Change: Open Textbooks and Affordability – Nicole
Allen, Director of Open Education, Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources
Coalition (SPARC)
* Open Your Books and Turn to Page 10: Getting Students to Use Their
E-Textbooks – Reggie Cobb, Biology Instructor, Nash Community College
* A Proof of Concept Initiative: The Internet2/EDUCAUSE Etextbook
Pilots – Monica Metz-Wiseman, Coordinator of Electronic Collections,
University of South Florida Libraries

ABOUT PART 2: Open Textbook Initiatives

Just as open access has revolutionized the world of journal literature, so
too is it increasingly being advocated in the e-textbook world. Part 2 of
E-books for Education will focus on the efforts to make textbooks
electronically available under free open copyright licenses as part of the
broader open educational resources movement.

Topics and speakers are:

* The Library Publishing Landscape for E-Textbooks – Faye Chadwell,
Donald and Delpha Campbell University Librarian and Press Director, Oregon
State University
* Student-Funded Textbook Initiative at Kansas State University –
Brian Lindshield, Associate Professor, Human Nutrition, Kansas State
University and Beth Turtle, Associate Professor/Head, Scholarly
Communications & Publishing, Kansas State University Libraries
* Using Open Resources to Expand Access to Education – Molly Lindsay,
Vice President of Content, Boundless


Registration is per site (access for one computer) and closes at 12:00 pm
Eastern on September 10 for Part 1 and September 17 for Part 2 (the days of
the webinars). Discounts are available for NISO and NASIG members and

NISO Library Standards Alliance (LSA) members receive one free connection as
part of membership and do not need to register. (The LSA member webinar
contact will automatically receive the login information. Members are listed
here: http://www.niso.org/about/roster/#library_standards_alliance
<http://www.niso.org/about/roster/%23library_standards_alliance> . If you
would like to become an LSA member and receive the entire year’s webinars as
part of membership, information on joining is listed here:

All webinar registrants and LSA webinar contacts receive access to the
recorded version for one year. You can register for either or both parts.
There is a 25% discount if registering for both. Visit the event webpages to
register and for more information:
Part 1: http://www.niso.org/news/events/2014/webinars/plug_in/
Part 2: http://www.niso.org/news/events/2014/webinars/open_initiatives/

MERLOT Conference ’08 Early Registration ending soon!

Have you registered for the MERLOT International Conference (MIC08) yet?
If not, please do so now because Early Bird registration ends July 6th.
Go to: http://conference.merlot.org/2008/registration.html

You certainly don’t want to miss:

§ Three excellent keynote addresses: http://mic08.merlot.org/program/overview.htm

§ A variety of almost 200 workshops, panel presentations, round table discussions and interactive presentations sorted by track, presenter, day and time, session type: http://mic08.merlot.org/program/index.php

§ The Connections room with sponsor exhibits, Editorial Board exhibits, desserts, and refreshments

§ Social opportunities to learn, network, see old friends and meet new ones.

Remember, Early Bird Registration ends July 6th & conference rooms at the MERLOT rate are held at the Minneapolis Hilton only until July 1st:

For information about Conference Registration, go to:  http://conference.merlot.org/2008/registration.html

Hotel Registration can be found at:  http://conference.merlot.org/2008/hotelandtravel.html

Call for participation: ALA Forum on Education

Deadline for proposals is April 21!

5th ALA Forum on Education: Service Learning and Citizen Engagement

We are pleased to announce a call for participation for the 5th ALA Forum on Education to be held on Friday, June 27, 2008 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm during the upcoming ALA Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California. Masters Level students who have participated in a service learning project or who have designed a yet to be completed service learning project are encouraged to submit a proposal.

The 5th ALA Forum on Education will feature a researchpalooza format followed by a traditional poster session. During the researchpalooza you will address the audience from a podium and present your service learning project in 90 seconds or less with the aid of one PowerPoint slide to an audience of 150 ALA members. Following the researchpalooza presenters will be asked to participate in a poster session where attendees will be able to ask questions and further discuss service learning projects. The researchpalooza format was a great success at Midwinter 2008 and we excited to offer an opportunity to participate in this innovative program.

To participate, please submit the following information via email to alaedforum@gmail.com

Title of Project:
University Affiliation:
Email Address:
Abstract or short description of service learning project:

Proposals will be accepted through April 21 and presenters will be notified by May 4

For more information please contact Joe Sanchez at joesanchez@austin.utexas.edu