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"Celebrating Collaboration" at the 2004 CLA Conference

At next month's conference in San Jose, Infopeople is coordinating a giant shared exhibit space devoted to "Celebrating Collaboration." Eleven organizations and statewide projects are participating in the exhibit, i.e.: Califa Group, California Center for the Book, California Library Literacy Services, California Preservation Program, California State Library/Library Development Services, California State Library Rural Initiative, clioinstitute, Infopeople, Librarians' Index to the Internet, Libris Design, and UCLA Department of Infor

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Changes in "Extreme Googling" Schedule

Popular "Extreme Googling" instructor Joe Barker is experiencing back problems that will prevent him from teaching on-ground sessions of this course for the next two months. Accordingly, Linda Rodenspiel has notified those registered for the upcoming sessions of this workshop that the sessions have been cancelled and will be rescheduled when Joe is cleared to teach again. That's the bad news. The good news is that Joe can - and is eager - to teach an online version of "Extreme Googling" in the interim.

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You can search it without signing in but all they ask for is an email address. They don't even care about passwords. Great tool from RLG (Research Libraries Group).

"RedLightGreen helps you locate the most important books and other research materials in your area of interest, and find out whether what you need is available at your favorite library. Sign in, and you can format and send citations any way you want: MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian. Just click - and it's done."

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Webcast on Privacy Audits

Mary Minow and Karen Coyle will present a webcast on "Library Privacy Audits" on November 4, 2004, starting at noon. The program will last approximately an hour, and will give you an outline of legal and technical issues you must consider when conducting an audit to determine how well your library is protecting patron privacy. For more information and to participate in the webcast, go to /training/webcasts/11-04-04_privacy.html.

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More Election Info

If you found the health care info in the previous entry useful, check out the California Voter Foundation's California Online Voter Guide. You'll find information on all the propostions, the state legislative races (if you don't know your district number they have a tool to help you), congressional races, and the presidential race as well. A helpful resource!

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