Free Webinar on Koha Integrated Software

Posted by Anne Ciliberti at the request of Rob Karen, WALDO:

You and your staff are invited to attend a free WALDO/LibLime webinar featuring the Koha Integrated Library Software. As you heard at the Next Generation Academic Library System Symposium sponsored by IMLS, VALEnj and The College of New Jersey, WALDO is partnering with LibLime for its new ILS and is excited about the progress that has already been made.

The webinars are scheduled for:

  • (1) Monday, April 21, 2008, 9:00 am EDT
  • (2) Monday, May 19, 2008, 9:00 am EDT

If you want to attend either session, please contact Becky Bell to register for this event:

Becky Bell
Open Source ILS Consultant
Phone: (800) 326-6495 Ext. 6

This webinar is being presented using WebEx. If you have not used WebEx before, please point your browser to so you can test your browser and operating system.

The playback of UCF (Universal Communications Format) rich media files requires appropriate players. To view this type of rich media files in the meeting, please check whether you have the players installed on your computer by going to

Robert Karen
Director of Member Services
Phone: (800) 326-6495 Ext. 1
Fax: (914) 729-1985

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Video streaming, podcasts and PowerPoint presentations from the Next Generation Library System Symposium

Video streaming, audio podcasts and PowerPoint presentations from the VALE OLS Symposium are now available on the VALE website at:

And also flicker photos are also available for viewing.

Please enjoy and comment using VALE blog at

Happy viewing, listening and streaming everyone!


Have some great instructional materials that you would like to share with your VALE colleagues? Submit them to the VOILA database.

VALE’s Shared Information Literacy (SIL) Committee is seeking contributions to the Virtual Online Information Literacy Archive database. Submissions should focus on instructional materials that include, but are not limited to, assessment tools, lesson plans, tutorials, simulations and virtual tools, handouts, etc.

The VOILA database, which can be both searched and browsed, consists of links and descriptions submitted by VALE librarians pointing to instructional materials residing on the host institutions’ servers. Librarians and other VALE staff are encouraged to use the web form to submit their materials for inclusion. Each submission will be reviewed by the members of VALE’s Shared Information Literacy Administrative team before being displayed in the database.

Want additional information about VOILA? Go to:

Ready to submit your material? Go to:

If you have any questions, contact a member of the SIL team:

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Audio from VALE OLS Meeting Available via Website

A selection of audio recordings, and in some cases, the related PowerPoint presentations from last month’s VALE OLS meeting are now available on the VALE website at:

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Technology innovation Award Winners

Congratulations to this year’s winners of the NJLA College and University Section Technology Innovation Award:

* Choong Hoong Liew, Web Designer; and Mei Ling Lo, Math/Computer Science Librarian at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey for “The Rutgers Library Toolbar” project using the LibX Toolbar plug-in. (See: ).

To watch the winners present the Rutgers Library Toolbar project and presentations from all the excellent nominees for this year’s Technology Innovation Award, come to the Technology Innovation Forum on Wednesday, April 30th, at 3:30PM at the NJLA 2008 Conference at the Ocean Place Resort in Long Branch, NJ.

The names and projects of the nominees for the NJLA CUS Technology Innovation Award for 2008 are the following:

1) Project: Building the Virtual Library.
Presenter: Craig Anderson, Reference Librarian, Nancy Thompson Library, Kean University.
See the Kean U. Library 2.0 Web site at: .

2) Project: Online Information Literacy Tutorials.
Presenter: Sharon Yang, Systems Librarian, Rider University Libraries.
To view the online tutorials, see: .

3) Project: eCRC Online Library Projects at the ADP Center for Teacher Preparation and Learning Technologies, Montclair State University.
Presenter: Joe Russo, Curriculum Resource Center Coordinator, ADP Center for Teacher Preparation and Learning Technologies, Montclair State University. For more information and to visit the eCRC open-source Koha catalog and other Library 2.0 CRC projects, view them online at:

4) Project: LibGuides at Princeton University Libraries.
Presenter: Nancy Pressman Levy, Librarian for Public and International Affairs and Population Research Library, Princeton University Donald E. Stokes Library. For more information, visit the project online at: .

5) Project: The Rutgers Library Toolbar.
Presenters: Choong Hoong Liew, Web Designer; and Mei Ling Lo, Math/Computer Science Librarian at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. For more information on the LibX Toolbar plug-in, see: .

Register now for the NJLA 2008 Conference online at: .

Early bird registration ends April 4th!
* Mary Mallery, Ph.D.
* Chair, NJLA CUS/ACRL-NJ Technology Committee
* Assoc. Dean for Technical Services
* Harry A. Sprague Library
* Montclair State University
* Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
* Phone: 973-655-7150
* Fax: 973-655-7780
* E-mail:

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Update on the New Jersey Knowledge Initiative

The original NJKI ended on February 28, 2008, due to a shortfall in state funding despite a massive effort on behalf of the library and business community to advocate for a restoration of funds. The program is now budgeted for $2 million in FY 2009, which will most likely mean cutbacks in terms of the number of vendors, the number of databases and/or the number of customers the program can serve. Norma Blake, State Librarian, and others will be participating in a meeting arranged by the Governor’s Office with agencies that may have both an interest in this initiative and funding to contribute. This meeting is scheduled for April 22. The NJKI Task Force will be asked to meet after this date and another update to the field will be sent after that meeting.

Kathleen Moeller-Peiffer, MSLS
Associate State Librarian for Library Development
New Jersey State Library
Mail: P.O. Box 520 [Location: 185 West State Street] Trenton NJ 08625-0520
Ph: (609) 278-2640 ext. 170; fax: (609) 278-2650
IM: KatOcrck (AIM)

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