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News from the UAS Egan Library for September

Egan Information Literacy Librarian Tracy Leithauser and Assistant Professor of Library Science Caroline Hassler both recently wrote successful grant applications for Interlibrary Cooperation Grants awarded from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Alaska State Library.  Leithauser’s grant secured funds for a statewide Information Literacy and Library Instruction retreat. The retreat drew 26 participants from UAF, UAA, UAS, Mat-Su College, Kodiak College, Kenai Peninsula College, and UAS Ketchikan Campus and was facilitated by Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe. Lisa is past-president of ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries) and coordinates Information Literacy Instruction at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campuses. The innovative program consisted of two days of workshops and facilitated discussions that enabled UA librarians statewide to learn about progressive national trends as well as to share information and forge collaborations across campuses. The funds were received on behalf of the Alaska Library Association’s Academic Roundtable. Hassler received a grant of $9,300 which will be used to provide e-learning cataloging training to catalogers all over Alaska.  The training is focused on a new set of library standards called Resource Description and Access (RDA). RDA is set of recommended practices for describing materials that is designed to be more international and more relevant to electronic resources. Hassler is Chair of the Alaska Library Association's Cataloging Roundtable.


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