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By Kristina L. Niedringhaus - Fri, Apr 24, 2015
On behalf of the CS-SIS Grants & Awards Committee, I am very pleased to announce our 2015 Annual Meeting grant recipients. Barbara Ginzburg has been awarded the grant for Experienced Librarians. Barbara is Electronic Services Librarian at Washburn University School of Law Library. She has been a AALL member for 17 years and has been a CS-SIS member for almost as long. The grant for Students and New Librarians has been awarded to Jessica Burkhardt. Jessica received her MLIS in May 2014 and...
By Kristina L. Niedringhaus - Wed, Apr 1, 2015
On behalf of CS-SIS I am happy to announce that Meg Kribble is the 2015 recipient of the CS-SIS Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award. The Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award honors a CS-SIS member who has made outstanding contributions to the SIS, to AALL, and who is well regarded for their service to the profession. The inaugural award recipient was Ken Hirsh, in whose honor the award is named. The criteria for the award are: Outstanding leadership through...
By Caitlyn Lam - Wed, Mar 18, 2015
This month, I would like to reflect on the impact of rapid change and the logic behind strategic technology planning in the adoption of emerging technologies.In 1998, Martin Ringle and Daniel Updegrove asked the question “Is strategic planning for technology an oxymoron?” after querying more than 150 technology officers in higher education on the practice of strategic technology planning. Ringle and Updegrove found that while the vast majority of technology officers engaged in active strategic...