Libraries Thriving (www.librariesthriving.org), the online community sponsored by Credo Reference, is pleased to announce a slate of new projects for 2012. A product of the first 2012 meeting of the Libraries Thriving Advisory Board the projects will foster collaboration and explore the value of libraries and their ability to impact the learning moment.
The projects draw on the diverse experience and backgrounds of the advisory board members and will address issues of importance to librarians, faculty, publishers and library vendors. Key initiatives include:
- Case studies to demonstrate library value
- A standardization wish-list for discovery systems
- An exploration of the first-year experience
- The use of primary sources in libraries
- A new Libraries Thriving Award recognizing library/faculty collaboration.
Each month will see one of the above projects highlighted on Libraries Thriving to share results and ongoing collaborative opportunities.
Also released was the schedule for the spring 2012 Credo Reference Online Seminar Series. The schedule includes a talk in which Donnelyn Curtis of the University of Nevada at Reno will discuss her experience of bringing history to life through social media in a session titled "When the Archives Get Social: The Joe McDonald and Leola Lewis Project."
The first session of the 2012 Spring series, "The Future is Coming! What Does That Mean for Public Libraries?" will be held on Monday, 27 February at 10:00 EST.
The full schedule of sessions and registration information can be found at http://www.librariesthriving.org/home/online-seminars/12-spring-2012/63-spring-seminar-series-2012
Libraries Thriving, launched by Credo Reference in March 2011, is a collaborative space dedicated to communicating the value of libraries and their ability to impact the learning moment. Members of the community include librarians, faculty, publishers, library vendors, researchers and other educators interested in sharing ideas and working together towards the common goal of increasing innovative use of e-resources. www.librariesthriving.org