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  • Digital Futures, 2015  
    This supplement to American Libraries features articles both on how libraries are innovating and leading, as well as paths ahead for taking the initiative.

    “I’m so pleased to see story after story about librarians being proactive related to the opportunities and challenges presented by the digital revolution,” said ALA President Courtney Young. “For example, the National Digital Platform proposed by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) will accelerate the necessary trend of increased sharing of technology tools and services across libraries, as discussed in an article by Maura Marx, IMLS acting director, and Trevor Owens, IMLS senior program officer.”

  • Library 2.014 Virtual Conference
    This 4th conference sponsored by SJSU Library School is October 8-9, 2014 and hosts a wide number of information intensive sessions.
  • 75th Anniversary of the Library Bill of Rights
    the 75th anniversary of ALA’s adoption of the Library Bill of Rights on June 19, 1939 at the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco. The document – which is the basis for the work of the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom – was created in the wake of several incidents of banning The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck in the late 1930s. It also was inspired by the rising tide of totalitarianism around the world.
  • Helpful strategies when deciding between Resume & CV
    If you are considering a career in academe this blog posting should be very helpful.
  • Banned Book Week, Sept 22-28, 2013
    Check out programs and content for Banned Book Week 2013!
  • Library 2.2012 Worldwide Virtual Conference
    The second annual conference will be held October 3-5, 2012 celebrating innovation in the field of library and information science. Lots of ways to participate - present, sponsor, volunteer, network, partner in this truly global endeavor.
  • Library 2.013 Worldwide Conference
    Another conference scheduled for October 18-19, 2013
  • Ithaka Conference Report

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Copying/Printing at the Libraries

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Evaluating Information

When using Online or Internet Resources, consider Search Engines vs. metasites - evaluate resource - consider domain - .edu, .com, .gov, .org, etc.

Thinking Critically about World Wide Web Resources - or Evaluation Techniques for Internet Resources

  1. Authority control - authorship - who, affiliation, where
  2. Currency - note the date, the update, does it reflect the right period of time
  3. Evaluate the source - establish criteria that is meaningful to covering the topic
  4. Citing Internet resources - URL & date of the search
  5. Capturing and citing
  6. Copying


This subject page reflects current interests for librarians and information scientists and those who may want to know more these fields.  Designed to support working librarians at UCI, it covers current best practices, resources, sources of needed information and trends in academic libraries and the general field of librarianship and library service.  Also, attempts to cover trends in profession and related links to subject areas closely aligned to library & information science.

Reference Works

  • ALISE Library & Information Science Education Statistical Report
    Data from 1997-current about faculty, students, curriculum, expenditures, and more about programs in LIS. From the Associaton for Library & Information Science Education.
  • American Library Directory
    Call number: (LL Ref) Z 731 A53 (latest)
    Provides a listing of public, academic, government and special libraries in the United States, Mexico and Canada, with information on library incomes, personnel, expenditures and automated capabilities.
  • Annual Review of Information Science and Technology
    Call number: (LL) Z 699.A1 A625
  • Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Statistics  
    Statistics on ARL university libraries from 1963-present and now maintained by the University of Virginia Geospatial and Statistical Data Center.
  • Basic Resources Supporting Spanish for Librarians
    From REFORMA, the professional body of librarians that serve spanish language populations. Spanish for Librarians includes Spanish alphabet, some notes on Spanish pronunciation, basic Spanish words and phrases, and Spanish library-related words and phrases.
  • Dictionary Society of North America
  • Directory of ALA Accredited LIS Programs
    View programs by state or Canadian province. Also can limit search to schools that offer various distance education options, as well as PhD programs. Maintained by the Committee on Accreditation at the American Library Association.
  • Directory of Special Libraries and Information Centers  
    Call number: Ayala Science Library Ref Z 731 D5
    A guide to more than 23,200 special libraries, research libraries, information centers, archives, and data centers maintained by government agencies, business industry, newspapers, education institutions, etc.
  • Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science
    Call number: (LL) Z1006 .E57 2003
  • International encyclopedia of information and library science
    Call number: (LL) Z1006 .I57 2003
  • Library Lingo
  • Library Lingo: A Guide to Library Terminology
  • Library Lingo: Some Common Library Terms Defined
  • Multilingual Glossary of Library Terms: Language Table
  • ODLIS: Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science
  • State Library Agency Report 2006  
    This report marks the first release of library statistics data from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. It contains data on state library agencies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia for state fiscal year (FY) 2006.
  • The Bowker Annual Library and Book Trade Almanac
    Call number: (LL Ref) Z 731 B68 (latest)
    Presents a mix of informed analysis and practical information of interest to the library, information, and book trade communities.
  • World Guide to Libraries  
    Call number: (LL) Z 721 I5
    A comprehensive index to libraries in the world.

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