Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Libraries and the Affordable Care Act

On July 26, WebJunction presented Libraries & Health Insurance: Preparing for October 1, a webinar to help libraries learn about online resources and community contacts available to respond to patron questions about the Marketplace and the Affordable Care Act.

If you were unable to attend this extremely popular webinar, the archive is now available.

WebJunction also has a new eHealth Project Page that provides resources related to the Affordable Care Act. You can subscribe to more information and updates at WebJunction's eHealth Get Involved page and Division of Libraries and Information Services' E-Government and Workforce mailing list
Open enrollment for the new Health Insurance Marketplace begins on October 1 and libraries will likely see local demand for information.

Pam Thompson
Bureau of Library Development
R.A.Gray Building
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250

Discovery Services: The Future of Library Systems

Marshall Breeding leads an expert panel on how Discovery Services will shape the future of libraries in the next American Libraries Live broadcast on Thursday, August 1, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern.

The expert panel joining Marshall includes:

• Anya N. Arnold, Resource Sharing Program Manager and Courier Manager for Orbis Cascade Alliance


• Andrew Nagy, Senior Product Manager, Discovery Services, Serials Solutions

• Brad Jung, Vice President of Product Management, Innovative Interfaces

With special thanks to our episode sponsors Innovative Interfaces and SerialsSolutions, a ProQuest business.

Please join us for this free video broadcast on Thursday, August 1. To receive e-mail reminders, register at http://goo.gl/JUnomJ or just go to www.americanlibrarieslive.org at the time of the event. If you’re unable to attend live, this event will be recorded and available at www.americanlibrarieslive.org shortly after it concludes.

AL Live is the popular free streaming video broadcast from American Libraries, covering library issues and trends in real time as you interact with hosts via a live chat and get immediate answers to your questions. With the help of real-time technology, it’s like having your own experts on hand. Find out more, including how to catch upcoming episodes, at http://www.americanlibrarieslive.org

Friday, July 5, 2013

ALA Annual Conference Tech Wrap-Up

Monday, July 8, 1:00pm Eastern.

A panel of experts looks back at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference from a library technology perspective. Marshall Breeding, Jason Griffey, and Sue Polanka will analyze and discuss what they learned and what trends stood out at the conference. Whether or not you were there, join us for an excellent summary and enlightening discussion of the featured technology and trends.

Jason Griffey, Head of Library Information Technology, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, and blogger for ALA TechSource.
Marshall Breeding, Director for Innovative Technologies and Research, Vanderbilt University Libraries, Library Automation Writer and Expert.
Sue Polanka, Head of Reference and Instruction at the Wright State University Libraries in Dayton, Ohio, Vice President/President Elect of the Academic Library Association of Ohio and author/moderator of No Shelf Required

Q&A after the panelists' presentations.

Register now: http://bit.ly/12o1E0g