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The e-newsletter of the Detroit Area
August / September 2014
DALNET Annual Member Meeting Review
The DALNET Annual Member Meeting held on Monday, August 11 focused on looking
forward to offering new services and adopting new systems.
DALNET Executive Director, Steven K. Bowers, delivered a
presentation about new Library Services Platforms, "The Systems They Are A-Changin'," viewable
online here. Elliot Polak presented an overview of
"Quick Search" at WSU, and participated with Amelia Mowry (WSU) and Jeff
Zachwieja (OCC) in a panel discussion on Discovery Services, moderated by
DALNET Systems Librarian Cathy Wolford. After
a DALNET Educational Forum, with guest speaker Margaret
Williamson, the day ended with a luncheon in the new offices of the
DALNET Educational Forum Review
DALNET was excited to host our recent Educational Forum featuring
guest speaker Margaret Williamson, Executive Director of
Pro-Literacy Detroit. Attendees heard more information about
issues in the Detroit area and how individuals and institutions can get
involved with Pro-Literacy Detroit, including volunteering as a tutor
or offering library locations to be used as tutoring facilities.
more information check out the PLD website at: proliteracydetroit.org.
Or contact PLD if you are ready to volunteer at 313-872-7720 or email@example.com.
Work Groups Update
System Work Groups are finishing up the collecting of surveys for selecting and
ranking importance of criteria
for a new system. The DALNET Office will send a
progress report to the Board in September and Work Groups will submit a
final report to the Board of Directors in November. Work groups will be scheduling meetings again, soon.
case you hadn't heard, the DALNET offices moved August 1st.
A reminder to update our address to DALNET / 5150 Anthony
Wayne Drive / Detroit, Michigan 48202.
|Fencing Out Knowledge: Impacts of the Children's Internet Protection Act 10 years later
In this policy brief for the American Library Association's
Office for Intellectual Freedom and Office for Information Technology
Policy, Kristen R. Batch discusses Internet filtering, the
implementation of CIPA in public libraries and schools and other
impacts over the last ten years.
PDF of Report