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Digital Learning Objects survey

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Does your library use Digital Learning Objects (videos, podcasts, tutorials, etc.) as part of your instruction program? We are interested in what motivates the decision to re-use an existing DLO or to create a new one, and we’d love to hear from you. We are running a survey aimed at anyone involved with developing or using DLOs for library instruction. This survey should not take longer than 30 minutes and has been IRB approved by Marquette University (WI). You can find the survey at the following link:

This survey will close on March 31, 2017.

If you have any questions about this research project, please contact Heather James (, Elizabeth Gibes (, or Eric Kowalik (

Thank you for considering!

Heather James

Coordinator, Scholarly Communication & Digital Programs

Raynor Memorial Libraries

Marquette University


National Library Week is coming soon!

Even though every day is a great day to celebrate libraries, there is a special week each year designated to highlight their importance and awesomeness!

This year, that week is from April 9 – 15 and “is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and library workers and to promote library use and support.”

This year’s theme for the week is “Libraries Transform.” ALA has a Press Kit to help you prepare for activities and events you may want to plan to take place during this exciting week! Check out their library week fact sheet or watch this video from the 2016 National Library Week Video Challenge

For some great suggestions on how to celebrate National Library Week, check out this post from I Love Libraries.

We’d love to hear about your plans for National Library Week! Share with us in the comments!

Patron Resource: Crisis Text Line

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This is a resource library people  might want to share with their population! For patrons who are in crisis, but not sure who to call or where to turn, here are some good resources on this source of help.

“I want to share with you the Crisis Text Line, the nation’s first free, 24/7 text line for people in crisis. People, nationwide, can text 741741 to be connected with a trained Crisis Counselor. Nancy Lublin’s (Founder + CEO) TED talk does a great job of explaining how it works here

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Digital Library Federation establishes a new group

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We are passing on a call for you to join this group if you are interested in data management and digital scholarship work!

From LITA:

I’d like to share an opportunity for those of you involved in data management and digital scholarship services at research libraries: the Digital Library Federation (DLF) has opened a call for interest regarding its 2017 eResearch Network (eRN).

The eRN is a community of practice focused on resource-sharing, collaboration, and networking. Over the course of six months, our amazing faculty, Jason Clark and Sara Mannheimer, will lead teams through a series of webinars, practical assignments, and cohort discussions that will help them build skills and programs at their institutions. Continue reading Digital Library Federation establishes a new group

Let’s go to Chicago for the ALA Annual Conference!

Register and book housing now!

Whether or not you are a member of the American Library Association, and no matter what your job title is, if you are involved in library work (including archives, museum, history center) you are part of the profession. The profession gathers once a year for the Annual Conference – more than 25,000 of use! And this year, we are gathering in Chicago!

June 22 – 27, the library people of the US (and many other countries across the globe) will descend on Chicago – ready to talk library work, to meet other people who do things they do, and to have a lot of library-related fun!!

Check out their website to get all the details about the conference, and see what kinds of events might speak to your professional interests!

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