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Mary Ellen Davis

ACRL offers library-faculty collaboration workshop in SF

First offered at ACRL’s National Conference in Denver, the popular workshop “Creating Successful Librarian-Faculty Collaborations: The State of the Art” will be expanded to a four-hour preconference at the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco. The session will be held Friday, June 15, 2001, from 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. At this session, attendees will gain the cutting-edge knowledge and tools to turn their institutions into a nexus of librarian-fac- ulty collaboration. Attendees will develop personal collaboration skills, assess the “Col- laborative I.Q.” of their institutions, learn about best practices at other schools, and apply these practices to their own institutions. Workshop presenters are Dane Ward, coor- dinator of library instruction at Central Michi- gan University, and Dick Raspa, professor of interdisciplinary studies at Wayne State Uni- versity, and other members of the team that created the bestselling ACRL publication The Collaborative Imperative: Librarians and Fac- ulty Working Together in the Information Universe.

Registration is limited to 60. To register visit and select “Creating Successful Librarian/Faculty Collabo- rations.”

Nomadic computing at NCSU

Students and faculty at North Carolina State Uni- versity (NCSU) can now bring their laptops into the library building and gain access to the Internet and campus network. Don’t have a laptop? Then NCSU will lend you one of 100 laptops that can be used to connect to the network, including some wireless connections.

Sorbonne and National Library of South Africa choose Innovative Interfaces

The Bibliotèque de la Sorbonne in Paris France, and the National Library of South Africa have independently selected Millennium from Innovative Interfaces, for their new automation systems.

The Sorbonne, based on the original library of the University of Paris from France’s Ancien Régime, was founded in 1770. The National Library of South Africa was formed in 1999 following the merger of the two former South African national libraries.

Ithaca College selects Endeavor's Voyager

Ithaca College has chosen Endeavor Information Systems’ Voyager integrated library management system for the college’s 300,000- volume library. The launch of the new system, planned for September 2001, will be simultaneous with a major renovation of three floors of the library.

ScienceDirect offers subject collections

ScienceDirect, a division of Elsevier Science, is now offering ScienceDirect Subject Col- lections, enabling libraries to subscribe at a preferential rate to packages of journal titles clustered around specific subject disciplines. Librarians can choose from 21 subject col- lections, which are listed on the ScienceDirect homepage at http://www.

Staff and current and past members of the editorial board of C&RL News celebrate the 35th anniversary of C&RL News with a cake during the ACRL 10th National Conference in Denver, March 15-18. Pictured (I to r): Janis Jordan, Carolyn Sheehy, Elise Parker, Nicole Wheatley, Maija Lutz (chair), Ann-Christe Young, Mary Ellen Davis (editor), and Pam Snelson.

ACRL National Conference Chair W. Lee Hisle congratulates winners of the Grand Prize Drawing at the ACRL National Conference in Denver, March 15-18. Left: Terri Freedman, Bryn Mawr College, won a round-trip airline ticket to anywhere in the continental United States. Right: Judith E. Jeney, Ramapo College, won her choice of free registration or a free hotel room for ACRL'ś 11th National Conference, which will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina, April 10-13, 2003.

netLibrary e-books offered through Blackwell's and EBSCO

netLibrary’s 34,000 e-books are now acces- sible through both Blackwell’s Book Services Collection Manager and EBSCO Publishing’s EBSCOÅosí.

Blackwell’s Collection Manager can be used to enter firm orders for netLibrary eBooks in Blackwell’s system and to review the status of orders. A direct link to netLibrary has been made available on the re- sult page within EBSCObasZ. This link allows users to access netLibrary and search their library’s collections of eBooks.

ACRL statistics—quick, easy, convenient!

Now you can get ACRL’s 1999 Aca- demic Libraries Trends and Statistics online, which will allow search and display of data according to your needs. Create your own peer group comparisons. The electronic version includes data from 1,367 academic libraries in all Carnegie classifications. The (library materials, electronic serials, computer hardware and software, salaries and wages, etc.), library operations (hours of operation, staff, ILL, reference, etc.), and local characteristics or attributes (enrollment, institutional budget, etc.). Also included in the trends section is data on faculty status for librarians. To purchase, go to

Register for ACRL preconferences

Keep up with the latest developments in licensing, instruction, information literacy, library-faculty collaboration, or rare books at one of ACRL’s preconferences that will be offered in San Francisco, June 15, prior to the ALA Annual Conference:

• “Navigating the Licensing Landscape”

• “How to Keep From Glazing Over When You Hear the Word Assessment: Realistic Strategies for the Library Instruction Community” (Instruction Section)

• “Reaching Students and Faculty: Putting the Information Literacy Competency Standards to Work”

• RBMS Preconference: “The Twentieth Century,” June 12-15, 2001

• “Creating Successful Librarian-Faculty Collaborations: The State of the Art.” Registration details are on the Web at http://www.ala. org/acrl/confhp. html.

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