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From Video Usage to Engagement to Impact - Explore the Future of Impact Metrics With Integrated Assessment in Video

In 2016 Alexander Street began a conversation with librarians about our plans to create an admin portal that offered much more than usage data. Our goal was to move beyond usage and even engagement measures, such as referring URLs and playlist creation, and begin to tackle the toughest questions around impact: Why did the viewer watch the video? How did the viewer value the content?

Wisconsin School Libraries Split $32 Million

Wisconsin’s K-12 public school libraries will receive $32.1 million, thanks to earnings from the state's Common School Fund.  That was the word today from the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands.  Commissioner Doug La Follette, Secretary of State, presented Assistant State Superintendent of Public Instruction Kurt Kiefer with a ceremonial check at a conference in Wisconsin Dells Monday.

NASA@ My Library

APPLY NOW! Public libraries are invited to apply to be part of the NASA@ My Library STEM education initiative. Sign in or visit the guidelines for details. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. CST on March 22, 2017. Questions? Contact ALA’s Public Programs Office at publicprograms@ala.org.

NASA@ My Library will increase and enhance STEM learning opportunities for library patrons throughout the nation, including geographic areas and populations currently underserved in STEM education.

CLIR Invites Applications for Digitizing At-Risk Audio Materials Grant

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is now accepting applications from collecting institutions for the digital reformatting of magnetic audio materials, as part of the pilot phase of the Recordings at Risk grant program. Generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Recordings at Risk is focused on digitally reformatting “at-risk” audio and audiovisual materials of high scholarly value.

You Can Do I.T.! How to Empower Library Staff with Basic Tech Management Skills

The library field relies heavily on technology, but few front-line staff receive training in basic I.T. concepts that can build confidence when managing public access computer and working with patrons. The Texas State Library faced this challenge in more than 400 small public libraries in rural areas. They responded with You Can Do I.T., a friendly, approachable hardware, software, and networking skills training program.

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