News & Announcements 5/9/12

by | May 9, 2012 | 0 comments

Today’s post includes news from the HBCU Library Alliance, the 2012 NASIG Horizon Award winner, and a webinar from IGI Global.

HBCU Library Alliance Leadership Institute Expands Mentoring Program

The Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Library Alliance announces that it is expanding the mentoring element of its Leadership Institutes in Phase IV of its Leadership Program. In addition to training, individualized coaching for mentors along with a continuing emphasis on building strong mentoring relationships within the program will be added. As an additional benefit, this new mentor training also enables mentors themselves to strengthen leadership skills and coaching on their own campuses.

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NASIG Selects Jane Skoric for 2012 Horizon Award

EBSCO is pleased to congratulate Jane Skoric, cataloging and metadata librarian
at Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, Calif., on receiving the 2012 North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) Horizon Award. The award, sponsored by EBSCO, recognizes a promising new information professional; it covers the cost of travel, registration, and lodging for three nights while the recipient attends the NASIG Annual Conference in Nashville, June 7–10, 2012.  Read more online.

IGI Global Editor to Host Webinar on Online Discussion in Education

IGI Global, an international publishing company specializing in applied research publications on all aspects of information technology management, is pleased to announce the next presentation in its Online Educational Symposium Series. On Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 2:00 pm (EST), Professor Robert Hogan of Walden University will host an online webinar on online discussion in education titled “Who Will be the Leaders in Global Learning?” The webinar will raise questions about the development of technology and how it relates to distance learning, as well as the perceived and true world leaders in this field, and the furious ongoing race to achieve this title.

Visit IGI’s website to learn more about the upcoming symposium and also view previous presentations, or sign-up online.

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