The schedule for the many online book discussions that OPAL (Online Programming for All Libraries) has planned for 2007 is available, and more discussions will be added soon. For a complete list, including links into the online rooms where these discussions will be held, go to http://www.opal-online.org/progsbooks.htm. These online book discussions are free and open to everyone, and there is no need to register. Even if you have not read the book, you are welcome to attend.
Thank you for participating in our weekly surveys! Be sure to check out the survey for this week: "How did you send your holiday cards this year?" This is a survey everyone can participate in. We look forward to your responses.
CARLI and ACRL's Institute for Information Literacy are pleased to announce Illinois Immersion '07, the Regional Information Literacy Immersion Institute sponsored by ACRL to be held at the Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois, July 13 - 18, 2007. CARLI is hosting Illinois Immersion '07 with support from the Illinois State Library.
Illinois Immersion '07 will be 4 ½ days of learning and intensive interaction among academic librarians. A faculty of nationally recognized librarians will teach the program. Acceptance to the Illinois Immersion Program is competitive; participation is limited to 90 to ensure an environment that fosters group interaction and active participation.
For preferred consideration for Illinois Immersion '07, Illinois residents should apply by Wednesday, February 28, 2007. As space allows, applications will be accepted (including non-Illinois residents) until Friday, March 30, 2007. For additional details and application materials, visit the CARLI website at http://www.carli.illinois.edu/immersion07.html <
NEH challenge grants help institutions and organizations secure long-term improvements in and support for their humanities programs and resources. Awards are made to museums, public libraries, colleges, research institutions, historical societies and historic sites, public television and radio stations, universities, scholarly associations, state humanities councils, and other nonprofit entities. Challenge grants most commonly augment or establish endowments that support humanities activities in education, public programming, scholarly research, and preservation. Deadlines: May 1, 2007 and November 1, 2007
A patron recently returned the 15th cassette of a 16-cassette edition of The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher. Though there is nothing on the cassette that identifies the library owning it, there is a red-and-white Recorded Books/Unabridged sticker. There are also some handwritten notations (CAS PIL on the left hand side and 812 9250 on the right hand side). If anyone is missing this cassette, please contact Macomb Public Library at 309-833-2714 or firstname.lastname@example.org.