The Library Research Service is ringing in the new year with two new LRS Fellows, Daphne Eastburn and Holly Cole, and a new Practicum student, Schanie Cairns.
Daphne has already updated the Research Methods page on LRS.org, added several new entries to that site?s Field Initiated Studies page, and is updating the mini-brochure, Quotable Facts About Colorado Libraries.
With Daphne, Schanie will be producing a series of ?boilerplate? surveys to assist library managers in assessing user needs, customer satisfaction, and economic value. Schanie will also be contributing to projects related to the changing library workforce, including planning for a longitudinal study of the developing career paths of University of Denver library and information science graduates.
Holly is producing the LRS?s first performance rankings of public libraries in the state, modeling a process that will also be undertaken nationally on behalf of the Federal-State Cooperative (FSCS) for Public Library Data.
The AskColorado statewide virtual reference service recently completed its second year, gaining momentum and receiving positive feedback from its users. Read details about user feedback during AskColorado’s second year of operation at: http://www.lrs.org/documents/fastfacts/231_AskCo.pdf.
The Colorado Association of Libraries Intellectual Freedom Committee is now accepting nominations for the Julie J. Boucher Memorial Award for Intellectual Freedom. Named for former LRS Associate Director, Julie Boucher, the award honors individuals and organizations that have actively promoted intellectual freedom in Colorado.
Who do you know that is deserving of recognition for their work on behalf of intellectual freedom?
To nominate someone for the award: http://www.cal-webs.org/awards.html
For more information about Julie Boucher and the award named for her:
http://www.cal-webs.org/boucher.html & http://www.lrs.org/boucher.asp
Deadline for nominations is 11:59 p.m. June 15, 2005.
Library Research Service has recently published a new issue of Fast Facts:
The U.S. Labor Market for Library Workers, 2002-12, by Keith Curry Lance (No. 224)
View these and other Fast Facts at http://www.lrs.org/fastfacts.asp
Two students in the University of Denver Library and Information Science Program have become the latest members of the LRS staff. They are Michele Kolman-Weber and Jessica Sturgill. They join two other current DU LIS students, Don Dickenson and Claire Williamson.
The LRS is a unit of the Colorado State Library that has been operated in partnership with the DU LIS Program since 1996. As part of that partnership, the LRS provides paid internships to two to five DU students each year. An ever-growing cadre of LRS alumnae now hold important posts in the library community throughout Colorado, in other states and Washington, D.C., and overseas.