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Coffee Break Registration – May 3rd 2016

Metadata & Public Trust – Christina Manzo May 3, 2016 – 12pm EST Register With the rise of user tagging services (i.e. Flikr and Tumblr), many libraries are questioning the role of folksonomies (or user-generated metadata) in modern library cataloging. In

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ULU Coffee Break – Rebecca Donnelly

Failure Is an Option
Rebecca Donnelly

Librarians try so many new things–new programs & services, and new ways of promoting them. But not everything works, and it’s worth examining why not. Take a brief tour of library service fails and learn something from someone else’s mistakes!

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Applications Open: Four Scholarships Available for the 2016 Urban Librarians Conference

Would you love to attend the Urban Librarians Conference (Friday, May 6 at Brooklyn Public Library) but you can’t scrape together the cash? Are you an MLIS student or under/unemployed librarian who could really use a little extra financial help

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“Add in any credit that you heard thus far”: Sampling and the research process – Craig Arthur

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 12:15 PM (EDT) When you really think about it, traditional modes of hip hop music production and the academic research process are more or less the same thing. Both practices require that

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ULU Advocacy Research Hackathon!

Last year we hunkered down with a group of volunteers and made a little database of facts linked to every City Council member. These 1-pager info sheets really helped advocates when they talked to their City Council members about libraries.

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