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ALA Opens Nominations For the 2025 “I Love My Librarian Award” – Plus More ATG News & Announcements for 6/18/24

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Citing the American Library Association, infoDOCKET reports that ALA “invites library users nationwide to nominate their favorite librarians for the prestigious I Love My Librarian Award. The national award recognizes the outstanding public service contributions of librarians working in public, school, college, community college or university libraries. Nominations are accepted online now through Monday, Sept. 30, 2024

Ten librarians will each receive $5,000 in recognition of their outstanding achievements. Awardees will be honored at the I Love My Librarian Award ceremony at the 2025 LibLearnX Conference in Phoenix; honorees will also receive free full conference registration as part of their award packages. …”

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“At last month’s CHORUS Forum on Navigating the Future of Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) in Scholarly Publishing speakers presentations covered a lot of ground regarding benefits and challenges with PIDs but what stood out were:.

Burdens: Researchers spending too much time on admin tasks and difficulties conducting analysis
Benefits: Ability to track metrics and make reliable connections

Everyone touched on the importance of assigning PIDs to provide an optimized PID cycle so an open, efficient, trackable, and persistent workflow can be accomplished.

Alice Meadows (moderator) from MoreBrains referenced feedback from registrants gathered through  a pre-forum poll, which asked about the benefits and barriers their organizations face when using PIDs.  Research and tracking stood out as benefits but the lack of social interoperability (trying to get people to change and accept change) was identified as a challenge.

Alice also shared what she views as research workflow challenges and what PIDs can do if implemented widely: …”

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