Sparky Awards Reception

The locally held version of the Sparky Awards has come to an end! There will be a small reception in the Learning Commons on November 19th at 2pm to celebrate the winning video and award prizes, including an iPod Touch!

There will also be light refreshments of juice and cookies.

Here is the winning video:

The Light of Knowledge from Faizan Majid on Vimeo.

Want to know more about the Sparky Awards? Check out the UH Libraries Sparky Awards website.

Please join in the celebration of the winning video, which will be submitted to the National Sparky Awards competition in December and give the creator a chance at winning fame, glory, an actual Sparky award, and $1000.

Hope you can come!  And watch for the competition to return next year!

Sparky Awards Committee
Rachel Vacek, Chair
Nate McKee
Alex Simons
Miranda Bennett
Nora Dethloff

Posted on November 18th, 2009 by Rachel Vacek and filed under Special Event or Display | Comments Off on Sparky Awards Reception

“At My Library” Creative Essay Contest – Entries Due December 7th

atyourlibrary.org, the public Web site for the American Library Association’s Campaign for America’s Libraries, is offering cash prizes and Apple iPod Nanos for the winners of two contests for the public.

The At My Library Creative Essay Contest seeks original, creative essays about users’ unique experiences at libraries and why American libraries are important.

The grand prize winner will receive $350, and a People’s Choice Award winner will receive $100. In addition, the top 10 finalists will have their essay published on the homepage of atyourlibrary.org.

The essays must be about library users’ experience(s) at libraries and include the name of the library or libraries (or their Web sites) where the experience(s) took place.  The contest is not limited to written essays.  Library users can make a video or photo slideshow.

All entries must be mailed to atyourlibrary@yahoo.com before Dec. 7, 2009.

Voting for the People’s Choice Award ends Dec. 14, 2009, and is open to everyone.  All members of atyourlibrary.org can use the ranking function to vote for a favorite essay.  To become a member, click on “Become a New Member” in the upper right corner of the screen.

The grand prize winner will be selected by an internal @ your library team. Both the grand prize winner and People’s Choice Award winner will be announced Dec. 21, 2009.

For more information, go to http://www.atyourlibrary.org/essay-contest or send an e-mail to atyourlibrary@yahoo.com

The site is also raffling off two Apple iPod Nanos over the next two months for anyone who signs up for the atyourlibrary.org newsletter.  To sign up, members of the public can enter a valid e-mail address in the “Sign Up for e-newsletter” form: http://www.atyourlibrary.org/newsletter .

Posted on November 11th, 2009 by Rachel Vacek and filed under Announcements | Comments Off on “At My Library” Creative Essay Contest – Entries Due December 7th

Problems Reported With Ebsco Databases and RefWorks/EndNote Web

There are problems being reported with exporting records from EBSCO databases to EndNote Web or RefWorks. This is a problem with Ebsco’s software and the fix is estimated to be completed on Friday.

You can try a manual text file import, or wait until the fix has been applied and the functionality has been restored.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely

Lee Hilyer
UH Libraries
lahilyer@uh.edu
3-9721

Posted on November 11th, 2009 by Lee Andrew Hilyer and filed under Announcements | Comments Off on Problems Reported With Ebsco Databases and RefWorks/EndNote Web