Did you know that you can file your FAFSA online? You can. Submit 2005-2006 FAFSA on the Web Applications by midnight Central Daylight time, June 30, 2006 and the 2006-2007 FAFSA by midnight Central Daylight time, July 2, 2007. (Found via LifeHacker.)
- Did you know that being a librarian is a good career choice? A U.S. News & World Report article says so. (Found via LibrarianInBlack.)
- Did you know that Google has an LISWeb group? “LISweb is specifically aimed toward librarians and library folks involved in the World-Wide Web, in a non-official capacity.” If that means you, you should check this out. (Found via LibrarianInBlack.)
- There are “5,000 brand-spanking-new library, museum, and history websites in Chile, thanks to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Their $10 million gift helped fund Abre tu Mundo in partnership with the Chilean Directorate of Libraries, Archives, and Museums. ” (via LibrarianInBlack)
- “Each year, the Amigos Fellowship Program awards up to $7,500 to foster development of library and information professionals in Amigos member libraries through funding of individual research projects. Awards are based on the proposed project’s significance as a contribution to library cooperation and/or technology applications, and its benefit to other libraries in these two areas.” Visit the Amigos Web site for more info. (via Library Grants)
The New York Public Library, the Brooklyn Public Library, and the Queens Borough Public Library recently launched a Web site to help New York City school children with their homework, research, and studies: homeworkNYC.org.
Created in collaboration with the New York City Department of Education, homeworkNYC.org offers links to helpful library resources, such as databases from EBSCO, the New York Times, and Encyclopedia Britannica on subjects ranging from math and science to history and mythology.
Found via the School Library Journal.
Intro to digital rights management for librarians
Mike Godwin from the Office of Information and Technology Privacy has written a 44-page primer to Digital Rights Management for librarians. As we know from recent Sony incidents, DRM affects the items we lend out, our ability to archive items, and our patron’s abiilty to use the darn things on their devices. If you’re the person at your library responsible for digital copyright or technical services, this is mandatory reading. But…this is not just for techies–it’s for any librarian who orders (or helps patrons with) DVDs, CDs, databases, eBooks, or any other item that may have DRM embedded in it.
Link to PDF document: 44-page primer to Digital Rights Management for librarians.
Do you need more materials, computers, books or money for your classroom? Interested in helping some schools, or teachers, get the resources they need to teach our kids? Sign up with Adopt-A-Classroom!
Adopt-A-Classroom invites the community into the classroom in support of teachers and their students. By adopting a classroom, donors form partnerships with specific classrooms providing financial and moral support. The result is a meaningful contribution to education in which donors experience the impact of their efforts and celebrate in a classroom’s success.
FYI, there are already several schools listed for “adoption” in Houston and Pasadena. Check it out.