Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Elimination of School Librarians in Bellevue, Washington

Mike Eisenberg, Dean Emeritus and Professor at the University of Washington's Information School, has published another eloquent plea in the Seattle Times, to the Bellevue School District, to reconsider eliminating 100% of its library programs, in all middle and high schools, plus a grades 6-12 school:

Friday, June 12, 2009

"Teaching & Learning in a 3D Virtual Universe"

This message is being cross-posted to a number of lists. Apologies for any duplication.

You are invited to attend a “Teaching and Learning in a 3D Virtual Universe,” a presentation to the Sloan Consortium International Symposium on Emerging Technology Applications for Online Learning, by Leigh Harris, Distinguished Lecturer, UCLA English Composition and Annelie Rugg, Director, UCLA Center for Digital Humanities. The presentation will take place in real life (RL) in San Francisco to conference attendees, and in the UCLA Library in Second Life (SL), for anyone interested.

Date: Thursday, 18 Jun 2009
Time: 3 pm – 3:50 pm SLT/PDT (U.S. Pacific Time)
Location: UCLA Library in Second Life—RSVP and SL account needed in order to participate
Please RSVP to Esther Grassian to reserve a space and receive the SLURL (SL url).
Second Life basic accounts are free:

Thursday, June 11, 2009

"Wikipedia Meets Library" at SFPL

Jerry Dear at San Francisco Public Library just sent along this announcement:

Greetings from the SF Public Library. FYI--I thought this program might be of interest to you and your colleagues (see below and attachments). If appropriate, feel free to distribute and pass the word on. (I wasn't sure if this would be a program of interest to the CARL e-mail list.)

Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Place: San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch

100 Larkin Street

Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room B

San Francisco, CA 94102

Program: When Wikipedia Meets the Library: A Case Study from the University of San Francisco

Description: Professor David Silver at the University of San Francisco explains his Digital Media Production Class’s efforts in learning how Wikipedia works and their efforts to share their research with the rest of the world.

More Info.: 415.557.4277 or

Thank you,

Jerry Dear, Librarian
San Francisco Public Library
(415) 437-4844

Digital Humanities Manifesto Version 2.0

Dave Shepard, Todd Presner's grad student who has been very involved with the Mellon Seminars in Digital Humanities, has posted the following message:


Version 2.0 of our Digital Humanities Manifesto, which was presented at the Mellon Digital Humanities Symposium, is now available in two different forms. A CommentPress version, which is open for comment, has now been posted at, while the PDF version remains available at As before, we are actively seeking your critical engagement with the manifesto.