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November Training Classes from Amigos

The following classes are scheduled in the Amigos online classroom for November:

Metadata for Digitized Resources

November 1, 4, 9, 11

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Central Time

Tech Topics: Privacy and Social Networks

November 5

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CDT

OCLC-related courses:

Know & Go: WorldCat Direct
November 8
1:30pm – 3:00pm CST

Connexion Client – Basic Editing and Record Processing

November 16

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. CST

Connexion Browser – Original Cataloging

November 18

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. CST


2010 Southwestern CONTENTdm Users Group Meeting Registration Available

Registration is now open for the 2010 Southwestern CONTENTdm Users Group Meeting scheduled for December 1 – 3, 2010 at the University of Houston M.D. Anderson Library.

The keynote session, “CONTENTdm Update: What’s coming in CONTENTdm 6?” presented by Phyllis Kaiden of OCLC, will discuss what will be included in this major release, the impact to your collections, migration path, and schedule.  You will also hear the latest about usability studies and see an up-to-the-minute demo of the new public interface.

The conference also offers two pre-conference sessions, “CONTENTdm Basics” and “Embedding CONTENTdm Searches: Using CQR.” Meeting Sessions include:

* Automating Patron Requests for Multimedia

* Pesky PDF’s, Now What do I do?

* Have Your Cake and Eat it Too: Expanding access to your digital collection through the Portal to Texas History

* Basic Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

* Back roads or super highway: Making sure your collections are well traveled

* Limited Resources? Need Help? How about outsourcing?

* Technical Introduction to CONTENTdm 6

* An “Unconference” Session for networking and information sharing

For more information, visit


Registration still available for Going Green @ Your Library 2 Online Conference

Registrations continue to be accepted for Amigos’ online conference Going Green @ Your Library 2: Working Green, Teaching Green.  The conference is November 3 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. CDT.

The keynote session, “Greening Libraries 2.0: The Next Step,” presented by Monika Antonelli, will focus on innovative green developments within the library world, what logical next steps libraries should be incorporating to become greener and more sustainable, and a discussion of permaculture design principles and how they can be applied to create greener and more sustainable libraries.

Going Green 2 will offer the latest information on environmentally conscious librarianship, from working green to teaching green.  Check out the session schedule at

Seating is limited.  To register for the conference or for additional schedule information, visit the conference website at


Visit for the complete list of scheduled training.

Green Online Conference – Early Bird Registration 9/9/09

Amigos Library Services, Inc. will present an online conference “Going Green @ Your Library –Lean, Green, Clean Ideas” on Wednesday, October 7 from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. central time.   The online conference will address a variety of “green” issues from LEED certification to practical, low cost/no cost suggestions for library and IT operations.

Keynote speaker, Florence Mason, will kick off the conference with her talk “Going Green” Successfully.  She brings her many years of expertise with libraries, government organizations, and corporations on library building issues, library long range planning, library training, and other issues related to the management of library and information services.

Early bird registration ends on September 9!  For more information, the conference schedule and to sign up for the conference, visit

ACRL OnPoint Chat – Seattle Green: Lessons learned from greening the ACRL 14th National Conference

The next installment of the ACRL OnPoint chat series, “Seattle Green: Lessons Learned from Greening the ACRL 14th National Conference,” will take place Wednesday, April 29, at 12:00 p.m. CST.  (10:00 am. Pacific | 11:00 a.m. Mountain | 12:00 p.m. Central | 1:00 p.m. Eastern).  Charles Forrest, Karen Munro, co-chairs of the ACRL Green Conference Component Committee, will join Tory Ondrla, ACRL staff member and Green Conference liaison to convene this month’s chat.

The 14th ACRL National Conference in Seattle WA was the greenest ACRL conference ever, thanks to the hard work, good ideas, and contributions of ACRL members and staff.  Charles, Karen and Tory will share how they “greened” the conference.  They’ll discuss specific sustainability event strategies, lessons learned along the way, and their hopes and dreams for our next conference in 2011.  Bring your interest in greening your own conference, meeting, or event—and your own green experiences and insights!

ACRL OnPoint is a live series of informal monthly chat sessions that provide the opportunity to connect with colleagues and experts to discuss an issue of the day in academic and research librarianship. All ACRL OnPoint chats are free and open to the public. Sessions are unmoderated, one hour in length and take place in a Meebo chat room. For additional information, including access information and archives of past sessions, visit the OnPoint website (

Library Journal Design Institute: “Going Green”

in partnership with Arlington Public Library, SOLINET
and the District of Columbia Public Library

Admission is FREE! Attendance is limited. Sign up today to secure your spot.
DATE: May 8, 2009
LOCATION: Arlington Public Central Library
1015 North Quincy Street
Arlington, VA 22201

For more information and to register visit:

Questions? Contact
The fifth Library Journal Design Institute brings together leading architects, designers, librarians, and vendors to hone in on the numerous issues libraries face to become sustainable. With our experts at hand, we’ll range from retrofitting existing buildings to green library exteriors and interiors in new construction, from the LEED (Leadership in Energy And Environmental Design) rating system to renovating historic buildings—and given the economy we’ll take a look at green on the cheap, too.

With every Green Design Institute, we’ve taken a leap forward in knowledge and understanding, but there is so much more we can learn from these experts and each other.

Limited to 100 attendees, the seminar is for those considering a new building project or renovation, in the fundraising or pre-bond stage, or in the early building process.
Register today at

SOLINET offers the following live online classes in late September

SOLINET offers the following live online classes in late September. For more information or to register, follow the link or visit us online at

Classes & Events!

Changes Ahead with AACR2, RDA, and FRBR (Live Online)
09/23/2008 10:00am-12:00pm EST

Cataloging: Core and Minimal-Level Records (Live Online)
09/23/2008 10:00am-11:00am EST

Using Batch Processing, Labels, Books Straps & Stickers in OCLC WorldCat Resource Sharing (Live Online)
09/23/2008 10:00am-12:00pm EST

The Green(er) Library (Live Online)
09/23/2008 – 09/24/2008 2:00pm-4:00pm EST two consecutive days

Collaborating with Faculty in Information Literacy Programs (Live Online)
09/24/2008 – 09/25/2008 10:00am-12:00pm EST two consecutive days

RSS for Libraries (Live Online)
09/25/2008 2:00pm-4:00pm EST

ACRL OnPoint Green Libraries Chat Transcript

From the ACRL Insider

The transcript of the May 2008 ACRL OnPoint chat on green libraries is available on the OnPoint website. The transcript contains links to many of the resources mentioned during the chat

To learn more about sustainability issues in libraries, read Maria Anna Jankowska’s article “A call for sustainable library operations and services” in the June 2008 issue of C&RL News. Leave a comment on this post to further discuss green or sustainability issues in libraries.

Thanks to everyone who participated for a lively discussion.

OnPoint Chat on Green Libraries

Join us on Tuesday May 14, 2008 (10 a.m. Pacific | 11 a.m. Mountain | 12 p.m. Central | 1 p.m. Eastern – note time change!) for the next ACRL OnPoint chat, covering the topic of green libraries. ACRL OnPoint is a live series of informal monthly chat sessions that provide the opportunity to connect with colleagues and experts to discuss an issue of the day in academic and research librarianship.

Conveners: Mary Carr, Dean Instructional Services, Spokane Community College; and Dr. Debra Rowe, President of the US Partnership for a Sustainable Future.

From a library/librarians’ perspective, how are our library resources when it comes to sustainability? Are we supporting the college’s curricular efforts? What about the “greening” of the library and the campus? Can we practice sustainability? Can we promote it by speakers, presentations, etc.? What can we do within our library associations, and other professional groups? This OnPoint chat session will engage colleagues in discussing the following questions:

1) The whats, whys and wherefores of sustainability?
2) What is happening on our campuses and in our communities regarding sustainability?
3) How can we support what is happening and how can we contribute to “moving the needle?

Visit the OnPoint website for more information and archives of past chat sessions.