Thursday, April 11, 2013

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How to find out how many times your post has been pinned

Linda from With a Blast has posted about how to find out how many times one of your posts has been pinned. This is the link. Good one, Linda!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Controversy of Porn

Let me ask you a question. What will you do in order to remove boredom and also distressed feeling? Each of you indeed may have different preferences in how to deal with such conditions above. Commonly, people may conduct fun activity such as sport or vacation. Yet, in this modern life, any kind of entertainment becomes easier to get by the help from certain technology such as internet. Even for any of you who really love to watch porn, there have been many adult sites where you can join to enjoy their contents. What becomes a problem is that not all people out there agree in how people take advantage porn as the source of entertainment.
There is always controversy in how porn affects the way people live. Those who are against porn may argue that any porn contents out there can become so much troublesome for people. It is because more and more people become addicted to porn. In their opinion, porn also may lead people to conduct bad thing such as raping. Actually, such argument seems not strong enough to ban porn forever in any media especially internet. It is because there are people who become supportive in how porn can provide advantages in their life. First advantage is that porn can both educate and enhance married people to perform better intimate activity. Another advantage is that porn can provide entertainment for people which are easy to access from the internet.
The only thing that people need to pay attention in using porn as positive purpose is the portion. If you watch too much porn, there will be problems indeed in the future. For any parents as well, they need to monitor their children in accessing for internet. If it is necessary, you can lock the internet access which may lead to porn sites for your children. Another important thing to pay attention is the way you choose the porn site. If you need reference about the recommended one, just visit

Thursday, November 15, 2012

MLA Applied Technologies & Trends 2013 Call for Proposals

MLA Applied Technologies & Trends 2013 Call for Proposals

The MLA Applied Technologies & Trends 2013 Work Group is now accepting proposals for the:

Applied Technologies & Trends Workshop
May 10, 2013
Davenport University, Grand Rapids, MI

The theme for this workshop is: Let’s Talk Tech: A Forum for Librarians to Learn, Play and Connect.

Proposals should cover: New and current library technologies, or introduce innovative ways libraries can use technology to be more effective and efficient in their current work environment.

Please submit your program proposal by January 15, 2013.
You will be informed of the status of your program submission by February 8, 2013.

For more information please visit the MLA Applied Technologies & Trends  website:

Contact Emily Hayes for additional information.

Apply to host LOEX of the West 2016

Apply to host LOEX of the West 2016

Arising from an interest to provide a library user education conference in the West, the first LOEX of the West conference was held at Willamette University in June 1994, with the theme "Cultivating the Electronic Landscape: Teaching and Learning in a Climate of Constant Change." The success of this conference led to another in June 1996 at University of Washington, Seattle, with the theme "Collaboration and Instructional Design in a Virtual Environment." The conference has continued since then every 2 years.

LOEX of the West is not officially associated with the LOEX Clearinghouse for Library Instruction at the Eastern Michigan University Library. However, the LOEX of the West conferences have followed the LOEX conference model of a limited number of attendees, promoting an atmosphere for library professionals to learn and share experiences and ideas with others. 

LOEX of the West 2014 will be hosted by Portland State University Library. 

The LOEX of the West 2012 & 2014 Conference Planning Committees are seeking applications from institutions or organizations interested in hosting the 12th LOEX of the West Conference (LOTW) in 2016.

Institutions wishing to host LOTW 2016 should fill out the form on the 2012 LOTW Website.

Submit your application by: mid-January 2013
Decision will be made by:  beginning of February 2013
All applicants will be notified by:  end of February 2013

Important information and tips to applicants:
·         Support from your institution/organization is important (this includes available facilities and staff support).
·         The conference is a very grass roots organization (not formally affiliated with the LOEX Clearinghouse for Library Instruction at Eastern Michigan University) – it is run by the conference hosts with no formal structure, dues, or governance.  The money to run the conference comes from registration fees.
·         Registration fees should be kept reasonable.  The LOTW 2012 registration fees were $240 and $75 for the preconference (for LOTW 2012, this included all meals during the conference).
·         LOTW attendance ranges between 175-250 people.
·         Think about a potential planning committee (who on your library's staff will be involved?) and your team’s experience/ability to host a large event.
·         Housing: it is essential to have hotels/residences nearby.
·         Transportation: access to your location (nearby airports, public transit to get around your city/town, etc.) is a key factor.
·         The possibility for activities or excursions for attendees outside of sessions is a plus.
·         Any additional money left over from the conference usually goes to the next conference team.
·         For a little more history on LOTW and to see the conference themes from previous years (with links to their conference websites where available), click here.

The LOTW 2016 Selection Committee will be more than happy to help with any questions you may have about hosting. Please contact either of the following people with questions:

Contact from the 2012 LOTW team:  Raida Gatten (Woodbury University, Burbank, CA)  –
Contact from the 2014 LOTW team:  Joan Petit (Portland State University, Portland, OR) -

Academic Libraries 2013 (Michigan Library Association) is now accepting proposals

Academic Libraries 2013 (Michigan Library Association) is now accepting proposals.


Conference Brochure:

Information on MLA site:

The Michigan Library Association invites proposals to present at Academic Libraries 2013, the association’s annual two-day event highlighting trends and issues relating to academic libraries, to be held May 16-17, 2013 in Traverse City at the Park Place Hotel. This event will
showcase state and national cutting-edge trends, identify Michigan’s unique issues, and connect academic library staff to their peers and colleagues. The Academic Libraries 2013 Work Group seeks proposals for presentations that will address topics representing the widerange of professional responsibilities found in academic libraries. We encourage broad participation from librarians, staff and administrators from all types of academic libraries (including but not limited to public universities, private colleges, and community colleges).

Please submit your program proposal by December 3, 2012 and poster proposal by February 15, 2013. Proposals received after those dates cannot be included in MLA’s Academic Libraries 2013. Presentation proposal contacts will be informed of the status of program submissions by February 8, 2013, and poster proposal contacts informed by March 8, 2013.
Academic Libraries Conference
May 16-17, 2013
Park Place Hotel in Downtown Traverse City

Contact Mies Martin,, or Anne Wooden,, for additional information.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Small and Rural Libraries -- Call for speakers for the second Big Talk From Small Libraries Online Conference

Small and Rural Libraries -- Call for speakers for the second Big Talk From Small Libraries Online Conference

Big Talk Call for Speakers
Do you have a program or service in your small library that other librarians might like to hear about? Have you implemented a new (or old) technology, hosted an event, partnered with others in your community, or just done something really cool? The Big Talk From Small Libraries online conference can give you the opportunity to share what you’ve done and learn what your colleagues in other small libraries are doing.
Big Talk From Small Libraries got such a great response last year that we’re doing it again. This free one-day online conference is aimed at librarians from small libraries; the smaller the better.
For Big Talk From Small Libraries 2013, we’re looking for seven 50-minute presentations and five 10-minute “lightning round” presentations.
Big Talk From Small Libraries 2013 will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2013 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (CT) via the GoToWebinar online meeting service. Speakers will be able to present their programs from their own desktops. The schedule will accommodate speakers’ time-zones.
If you are interested in presenting, please submit your proposal by Friday, January 11, 2013. Speakers from libraries serving fewer than 10,000 people will be preferred, but presentations from libraries with larger service populations will be considered.

Listen up small and rural libraries! Here is an opportunity to share your successes to other small libraries outside of Michigan.  The Nebraska Library Commission (state library in NE) is once again hosting a day-long online conference aimed at libraries serving populations under 10,000.  The day is composed of 50-minute and 10-minute webinar sessions from small libraries doing big things. 

The event is called “Big Talk from Small Libraries” and you can find information about the upcoming event on February 28 as well as view last year’s content here

If you would like to submit a proposal to present during Big Talk take a look at their Call for Speakers page

Below is a little more information about the program.  Participation is open to library staff across the country.

So, if you are a small (under 10,000) library that’s offering some great programs, or using new technologies effectively, or is advocating or marketing really well go ahead and submit a proposal.


Shannon D. White
Continuing Education Coordinator
Library of Michigan
702 West Kalamazoo, P.O. Box 30007, Lansing, MI 48909-7507