Lorcan Dempsey article highlighted in the just released EDUCAUSE Review Online — New Content Alert: Thirteen Ways of Looking at Libraries, Discovery, and the Catalog
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Your opinions matter very much. We strive to provide resources and interfaces that are both usable by and useful to your patrons. Any info you provide will be taken into account for future collection development and systems decisions.
Please feel free to forward this to other KYVL users.
The KySTE Conference is this week at the Galt House in Louisville. What is KySTE, some of you might ask?
We have two sessions at KySTE this year… And we have great competition and complementary sessions all around us.
Today 10 March, 2pm, in the Laffoon Computer Lab, we have: KY Learning Depot: Kentucky’s Learning Repository
Jana Hickey and Lisa Johnson of Jefferson County Public Schools Jaeger Education Center are leading the presentation with Betsy and myself. And we are grateful for their involvement and passionate belief that the Learning Depot needs to be available to every Kentucky educator.
Session description: The KY Learning Depot is a single-point-of-entry repository of high-quality digital content aligned with standards and competencies for educators and learners in Kentucky. Formed by agency, school and postsecondary partnerships, the Depot provides Kentucky educators a centralized place to go to obtain rich, quality learning content to enhance courses, improve teaching, and engage students in learning. Learn first-hand how you can become a member of this new learning community for sharing, using and reusing peer-reviewed, digital content for your classrooms.
AND THEN, tomorrow March 11, 1:30 in the Taylor room, we have: Introduction to KYVL: for K-12 Educators presented by Betsy and myself [but mostly Betsy because she is totally in her element when "working a room" in training].
Session description: Whether you are an experienced user or have never seen KYVL before, this session will provide you with the perfect introduction to KYVL’s new website and search tool, as well as our wide array of resources for K12 librarians, students and educators.
If you don’t know about KySTE, then please check it out. If you are a librarian or library staff person, into technology and seeing tech become ubiquitous as well as an integral part of the teaching and learning process, I think you would find KySTE the place to be. Check out the KySTE website.
Have a great week!
Your KYVL and Learning Depot Director,
After spending a wonderful several days at the Fall KLA/KSMA conference last week, Enid and I are off to Somerset for the 2009 Kentucky Convergence Conference. KYVL has two sessions as part of the Convergence program this year: one showcasing the new KYVL website and another about the Kentuckina Digital Library’s K-12 tool Kyleidoscope.
For folks unfamiliar with Convergence, this fantastic conference is focused on p-20 educators working collaboratively towards a better future for Kentucky. Conference themes include: Information Technology, E-Learning, Library Information Services, Faculty Development and sessions that are Cross-Track involving more than one theme.
For more information, please visit the conference website.
Good afternoon everyone!
Tomorrow is the 1st day of the KLA/KSMA Fall Conferenec at the Galt House in Louisville. Betsy and I are involved in 8 different presentations on a variety of subjects, not least of which is KYVL.
KLA/KSMA Fall Conference 2009
Being Green, an “Energy Star” or a LEED-er: A Workshop on Smart and Sustainable Building — a pre-conference, Wednesday, September 30, 2009 from 8:30am – 1pm at Oldham County Public Library
Educational Uses of Second Life in Kentucky –Wednesday, September 30, 2009 from 3:30 – 4:20pm [Beth Kraemer, Virginia McClure, Miranda Hines, David Horrar, Cheri Daniels, Enid]
Extreme Makeover: KYVL Edition — Thursday, October 1, 11:00-11:50am [Betsy & Enid]
The Past Goes Digital [discussion panel] – Thursday, October 1, 2:10 – 4:00pm [Enid will talk about Kentuckiana Digital Library]
An Introduction to Kentucky Resource Sharing – Friday, October 2, 11:00-11:50am [Charlene Davis & Enid]
A Kentucky Kyleidoscope: Digital and Delightful — Friday, October 2, 2009 from 2:30 – 3:20pm [Eric Weig, Mary Koegel & Enid]
Interviewing for a Library Job – What to Expect [discussion panel] — Friday, October 2 from 3:30 – 4:20pm [Paul Lanata, Michael Steinmacher, Melissa Laning & Enid]
Extreme Makeover: KYVL Edition — Saturday, October 3, 8:00-8:50am [Betsy & Enid]
KYVL Advanced: Database Training – Saturday, October 3, 9:00-9:50am [Betsy & Enid]
Please come see us and learn about KYVL, our Ground Courier Service and relationship with Ky Dept for Libraries & Archives, the Kyleidoscope, Kentuckiana Digital Library, and more.
If you are going, hope everyone arrives safely and has a great conference!
We still have 9 slots open for the Focus Group in Louisville on 9/24, Thursday, 4-6pm.
Jefferson Community & Tech College
Learning Resource Center/Library – 2nd floor (old Assessment Room)
1000 Community College Road
Louisville, KY 40272
Please help inform our new strategic plan with your comments and insight. This is the last Focus Group scheduled — help us make it count.
Sign up please!
I received this note yesterday regarding the 9/16 Focus Group session in Hazard. We still have openings for the Louisville [2 sessions] and Lexington Focus Groups on 9/22 and 9/24. Please help KYVL with its strategic planning and get registered!
“The KYVL focus group session yesterday was fabulous! The facilitators were wonderful and the location was more convenient than Lexington or Louisville. Thanks so much for not canceling it, despite the low attendance numbers. We are very appreciative that an effort was made to solicit input from those of us in southeastern Kentucky.”
Chamayne Metcalfe Johnson, NBCT
Library Media Specialist
Harlan County High School
We have a little over 200 responses to the survey for the Revisioning at 10 Years — Kentucky Virtual Library’s Strategic Plan. We know there are 1000’s of librarians, educators, tech folks, library staff, media specialists, etc. out there and we haven’t heard from you yet.
The responses to this survey will be used to draft our first ever strategic plan and guide our priorities and projects for the next 3 to 5 years. We are certain you want to have your voice heard and your perspective on KYVL services and resources included as we build our new vision, mission, goals and objectives.
The survey will close on Sept 18th so please take a 10 minutes and click your way through the dropdowns and multiple choice answers. There are a few open response questions and you can write a short answer, a long answer or none at all.
Please let us know what you think about the services and research databases and tell us what we need to be doing to better serve you.
More information about our strategic planning can be found on our wiki.
We still have Focus Group openings. PLEASE sign up for one scheduled around the state. Lexington and Louisville dates in mid-September each have a 4-6pm session available.
Sept 8 Pennyrile ADD – Hopkinsville, *2 p.m. – 4 p.m. (CST)
Sept 10 Northern ADD – Florence, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (EST)
Sept 16 KY River ADD – Hazard, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. (EST)
Sept 22 Bluegrass CTC, Regency Campus – Lexington, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (EST)
Sept 22 Jefferson CTC, Southwest Campus – Louisville, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. (EST)
Sept 24 Jefferson CTC, Southwest Campus – Louisville, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. (EST)
[ADD = Area Development District, CTC = Community and Technical College]
A Session Registration will be accepted up to 2 days prior to the scheduled date for each of the sessions.
Encourage your colleagues, your staff, power users, etc. to sign up. Any KYVL user is welcome to attend.
If you can’t attend a focus group, please complete a short survey.
More information about this initiative, the timeline, Steering Team members, etc. can be found on the KYVL reV@10 wiki: http://www.kyvl.org/wiki/revisioningat10years/
Help us “reVision” KYVL for the future!
KYVL is seeking your feedback on our resources/services via two methods – complete a short survey or sign up for a 2-hour focus group.
Focus Groups. Registrations are being accepted for focus groups scheduled around the state through late September. We’ve rescheduled some dates/locations so please take a look. Encourage your colleagues, your staff, power users, etc. to sign up. Any KYVL user is welcome to attend.
The Survey. We hope KYVL users will take a few minutes to answer the very short survey to help us with our data-gathering. Please feel free to post the link to your library or organization’s website, sent it out around on listservs, or communicate KYVL’s need for feedback in whichever manner you feel will garner the best response.
We very much want to hear from you as we prepare our first strategic plan. Help us evaluate and reflect upon just what it is that we do to serve the Commonwealth and its universities, public libraries, schools, colleges, hospitals and the citizens themselves.
Our sincerest thanks,
Enid and the reV@10 Steering Team