Professional workshops & conferences roundup

I know you all are stoked for ARLIS/NA Annual in Boston –  here are some other great events, workshops and conferences that may also be of interest.

SEI Pro – Summer Educational Institute For Visual Resources & Image Management – registration has officially opened.

Albuquerque, NM, June 8 – 11, 2010

This intensive workshop is intended to provide advanced instruction in visual resources and image collection management.  ARLIS/NA and the VRAF are developing a special curriculum to offer in-depth training that is often not found in library and information science degree programs.

Info at http://www.vrafoundation.org/sei2010/

Online education offered by Lyrasis

This is just a small selection of upcoming events and workshops. Visit www.lyrasis.org for full schedule, Keyword: Classes and Events.  Students and unemployed librarians receive a 50% discount, call for more info.

  • 20 Questions: Art Resources
    02/02/2010 10:00am-12:00pm EST
  • Digital Collections: Where to Begin?
    02/04/2010 10:00am-12:00pm EST
  • Changes Ahead with AACR2, RDA, and FRBR
    02/04/2010, 2:00pm-4:00pm EST
  • Pop Culture Literacy: Keeping Up With Your Patrons
    02/09/2010 – 02/10/2010, 2:00pm-4:00pm EST
  • Gaming in Libraries
    02/16/2010, 10:00am-12:00pm EST
  • Understanding Digital Photographs
    02/18/2010, 10:00am-12:00pm EST

There are also few notable events related to mobile and virtual library and museum services:

Library in Your Pocket: Strategies and Techniques for Developing Successful Mobile Services (Free online webinar)

Hosted by EDUCAUSE Live! ; presenters: David Woodbury and Jason Casden from North Carolina State University.

This ‘sold out’ event has passed, but if you missed it, you can view the event archive (sound and images) at http://www.educause.edu/Resources/LibraryinYourPocketStrategiesa/195003

Handheld Librarian (Virtual Conference)

Online, February 17 – 18

Featuring a wide array of collaboration, learning and networking activities focused on Mobile Library Services.

Conference website: http://www.handheldlibrarian.org/

Going Mobile: Planning for Audience, Content and Technology in the Museum (Seminar)

San Diego, February 16 – 17

This two-day seminar is for museum professionals who want to explore the value of mobile devices and portable computing for their institutions, patrons and learners with renowned leaders in the new media field. Attendees will learn how to evaluate technology platforms and options, create interpretive content and deploy systems for supporting them.

Seminar Website: http://www.bpoc.org/mobile

The Future is Now:  Libraries and Museums in Virtual Worlds (Virtual Conference)

Online, March 5-6, 2010

This weekend conference is presented by the ALA VCL MIG (Virtual Communities and Libraries, Member Initiative Group) and the ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group. Expect presentations and panel discussions, as well as tours, demonstrations, poster sessions, social gatherings, and other events presented in OPAL, Second Life and other virtual worlds. Discounts for ALA Members, students, and others.

Conference Website: http://www.opal-online.org/finindex.htm

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