Education Libraries, Winter 2009

The Winter 2009 issue of Education Libraries, an "is an electronic, refereed journal of the Education Division of the Special Libraries Association," is available.

"Education Libraries (ISSN 0148-1061) is an electronic, refereed journal of the Education Division of the Special Libraries Association. It provides a forum for new and challenging ideas in the education field as well as in the field of library and information science education. It also deals with the new technologies as they affect the library profession and their changing role in the library and information curriculum. These are presented in scholarly fashion to the subscribers, who are members of the Education Division of SLA as well as practicing library professionals and library educators. Education Libraries is indexed in ERIC, Current Index to Journals in Education, and Library Literature." -- Education Libraries


ERIC Update

The following information was taken from an IES (Institute of Education Sciences)Newsflash email this morning:

The U.S. Department of Education will spend $29 million over the next five years to enhance and operate the ERIC digital library of education literature, which offers free access to a broad array of scholarly materials. ERIC is the world's largest and most frequently used digital library of education, containing more than 1.3 million bibliographic records indexed from 1966 to the present. Its website (http://eric.ed.gov) provides free access to the ERIC digital library, which received more than 40 million visits in 2008 from educators, researchers, and the general public.

New enhancements included in this five-year contract include:

  • Collaboration with the agency's library to digitize and process archival
    materials related to the history of the Department, such as early 20th century
    records from the Commissioner of Education
  • Enhanced online submission format allowing Department of Education grantees
    and contractors to easily submit reports and related published research
  • Establishment of a Library Committee, composed of school, academic, and
    special librarians who will recommend journals and sources, changes to the ERIC
    Thesaurus, and services and outreach
  • Optical Character Recognition (OCR) of 486,000 digitized microfiche
    documents to ensure universal access.

The ERIC website provides an alphabetical list of more than 984 journals currently indexed in the digital library. Other materials-including research syntheses, conference papers, technical reports, and policy papers -are also indexed from more than 760 sources. More than 20 percent of the collection is full-text materials. ERIC, one of the longest-running services offered by the department of education, is part of the National Library of Education in the Institute of Education Sciences. Visit the ERIC website at: http://eric.ed.gov -- IES Newsflash 9/21/09


Workshop presentation links

The spring CMCIG workshop featured two presentations prepared and delivered using the popular LibGuides "knowledge sharing system;" Bowling Green State University and Ashland University. By popular demand, and as promised, this post highlights links to both presentations.

Time for questions was brief; please feel free to contact presenters individually for more information or to further discuss their topic.

Kathy Yoder, BGSU
New Books in the CMC
Realigning the CMC with New Titles
and New Presentation of the Collection

Dr. Deanna Romano, Ashland University
Diane Schrecker, Ashland University
Realigning Teacher Education:
Using Web 2.0 Technologies to Meet 21st Century Skills


See you @ AU!

If you are attending the CMCIG spring workshop, Realigning the CMC to the Governor’s Pre K – 12 Education Plan,21st Century Skills, and Discovery Learning, at Ashland University this Friday, here are a few informational links including directions to Ashland, location of the Dwight Schar College of Education, and campus parking maps.

Dwight Schar College of Education is building #19 on the campus map; please note the academic corridor in front of this building is a closed walkway. Enter using the main doors and Ronk auditorium is located behind the main staircase in the vestibule.

Parking is available in Lot B, across the street from the senior apartments and COE.

"If you continue down King Road and take a left turn on to Samaritan Avenue, there is a large parking lot, Lot B, on your right. There are no visitor parking signs in this lot, but the lot is open to visitor parking. " -- Parking Lots on Campus

General Ashland University resources:


CMCIG Spring Workshop

Realigning the CMC to the Governor’s Pre K – 12 Education Plan,
21st Century Skills, and Discovery Learning

Friday, May 15, 2009
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Ronk Lecture Hall # 138
Dwight Schar College of Education
Ashland University, Ashland, OH 44805

This workshop will feature Lou Staffilino, Associate Superintendent, ODE – presenting the Governor’s Pre K-12 education plan with time for questions and answers.
Other sessions will include:
  • Realigning Science Instruction using Science Materials by FOSS and Delta Education
  • Realigning Math Instruction using Everyday Mathematics by Wright Group McGraw Hill
  • Realigning Teacher Education using 2.0 Technologies to meet 21st Century Skills
  • Realigning the CMC with New Titles and New Presentation of the Collection

Registration Fee:
ALAO Members $30.00
Non-Members $60.00

Registration deadline: May 8, 2009
No refunds after: May 11, 2009
Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch.

Registration forms are available @ http://library.centralstate.edu/

Please make checks payable to ALAO and mail with a copy of the registration to:

A. Carolyn Sanders
P.O. Box 1006
Hallie Q. Brown Memorial Library
Central State University
Wilberforce, Ohio 45384