CFPs, Webinars, and more! This week’s Educational Opportunities

See educational opportunities, such as CFP, workshops, events, webinars, etc.? Please email Braegan Abernethy (bcabernethy[at]gmail[dot]com) or Emilee Mathews (mathewse[at]indiana[dot]edu) to get them posted here.

For ongoing opportunities and deadlines, please visit the new Educational Opportunities Calendar.

ALCTS webinar: Archival Materials: Using RDA with DACS
Date: May 30, 2012
All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.
Description: Overview of RDA provisions related to archival collections, including both bibliographic and authority records. Explores the possible connections between RDA and Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), and their potential application as supplementary standards.
Who Should Attend? Attendees should have some understanding of archival cataloging practices and a desire to learn more about archival cataloging rules.
For additional information and links to registration, please click on the following link:

ARLIS/NA Pasadena Conference 2013: CALL FOR PROPOSALS – Papers, Sessions and Workshops

Proposals for Papers, Sessions and Workshops are now being accepted for The 41st Annual Conference of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) to be held on April 25-29, 2013 in Pasadena, California. We welcome submissions from librarians, visual and media resource specialists, archivists, curators, museum professionals, educators, artists, designers, architects, historians, researchers, practitioners and others.

The submission deadline is Friday June 22, 2012.

The conference theme, Crafting Our Future, is inspired by Pasadena’s renowned arts and crafts heritage and emphasizes the importance of building upon our past as we actively shape the future of art librarianship.
Individuals and groups are invited to submit proposals that will elicit critical exchange and debate and support opportunities for interaction between participants, as well as those that offer practical advice and solutions to the many challenges facing the profession.
Further information regarding papers, sessions, and workshops can be found within the detailed online submission forms.
Call for Proposals – Papers and Sessions, online submission form:
Call for Proposals – Workshops, online submission form:

Crafting proposals: Pasadena and beyond
Friday, May 25, 2012
2PM Eastern | 1PM Central | 12PM Mountain | 11AM Pacific
*Chat URL to be announced the morning of May 25th on ARLIS-L*
Sarah Sherman, Getty Research Institute; 2013 Conference Program Co-Chair
Cathy Billings, Brandy Library & Art Center; 2013 Conference Program Co-Chair
Nedda Ahmed, Georgia State University
Tony White, Maryland Institute College of Art
Moderator: Emilee Mathews, Indiana University; ARLISNAP Education Liaison
ARLISNAP and the Professional Development-Education Subcommittee are pleased to present a Lunchtime Chat on developing conference proposals. We hope you will join us for a lively and informative discussion about

  • approaches to refining research interests into a presentation at a specific venue (conference, symposia, webinar or other presentation format)
  • presentation formats and the work behind the scenes in the fit between presenter, topic, format, and theme
  • tips for less-experienced ARLISians interested in developing themselves as researchers, scholars, and contributors to the field

This chat is geared towards anyone curious about how to become more involved in presenting research. Bring your questions! We also welcome more experienced ARLISians to share their experiences and tips related to the topic.
For more information about Lunchtime Chats, visit:

Authority, Connectivity, and Discovery: The Evolving Role of Reference in the Wiki Age
SPONSORED BY: Oxford University Press and Library Journal
DATE AND TIME: Thursday, June 14, 2012, 2:00-3:00 PM EST/11:00 AM -12:00 PM PST
Why are traditionally-published reference resources still necessary?  What are publishers doing to make them accessible, usable, and discoverable in the library and on the free Web?  How are these changes impacting reference’s presence in the library?  How are user habits affecting how reference is published, developed, and utilized?  Register now to hear our esteemed panel, including Oxford University Press’ Robert Faber, Editorial Director for Reference (UK), Dave Tyckoson, reference librarian and Associate Dean at California State University, Fresno,  and Dinah Birch, Professor of English Literature and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange at the University of Liverpool and Editor of the newest edition of the classic Oxford Companion to English Literature, 7th Edition, on a panel moderated by Library Journal and School Library Journal Reference Editor Etta Thornton-Verma, as they tackle the topic of the ever-changing role of, and need for, authoritative reference in today’s libraries in the “Wiki age.”
Can’t make it June 14? No problem! Register now and you will get an email reminder from Library Journal post-live event when the webcast is archived and available for on-demand viewing at your convenience!
For more information about this webcast, please visit Library Journal.

Research Writer’s Consultations at the ALA Annual meeting
The ACRL Research Program Committee (RPC) is once again sponsoring Research Writer’s Consultations at the ALA Annual meeting, held June 22, 2012 – June 26, 2012 in Anaheim, California.  Aimed at the new or inexperienced writer, the Research Writer’s Consultations will pair new or inexperienced writers with an experienced writer or editor, who will offer guidance and critique.
Are you an ACRL member working on a research article? Would you like some constructive feedback? Submit a draft research paper for consultation. RPC will match new writers with experienced writers and the pairs will meet face-to-face during the ALA Midwinter meeting. Draft research papers must be submitted by June 15, 2012. Papers will be shared only among the designated pairs. Submission details follow:
Include on first page: Author’s name and contact information in upper left and a paragraph describing what you would like others to comment on about your paper (e.g., grammar, writing style, clarity, presentation of the research methodology).
Page limit: 25 double-spaced pages, standard 1″ margins.
Preferred format: Microsoft Word. Number pages. Footers should include author’s full name and e-mail.
Draft research papers should be in complete enough form for others to read easily.
Submit by June 15, 2012 to: Cheryl Middleton: cherly[dot]middleton[at]oregonstate[dot]edu.
The experienced writer/editor and the writer they have been paired with will correspond ahead of time to determine the best time to meet at the meeting.
Questions should be directed to Cheryl Middleton: cherly[dot]middleton[at]oregonstate[dot]edu

The 2012 Training Calendar is now up through December.

NEDCC has expanded its program to include even more digital topics,
while continuing to offer accessible, affordable hands-on and online
training on the essentials of physical collections care.

Check out the NEW Workshops and Webinars:
Contact Donia Conn,
Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC)
Andover, MA
Deadline is approaching…
New Foundations: Creation, Curation, Use
June 13-15, 2012
Join Us in Boston!

ALA Virtual Conference
Framing the ALA Virtual Conference on July 18 and 19, 2012, “Mapping Transformation” hosts keynote speakers and interactive 45-minute Web sessions providing insights from experts and offering opportunities for conversation around key issues related to transformation in libraries. Ideal both for those who can’t attend 2012 ALA Annual Conference and for those who are ready for more, right at their desktop!
Speakers include: George Needham and Joan Frye Williams on Libraries in a Post-Print World; Lee Rainie (Director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project), on the rise of e-books and next steps in the Project’s research on the evolving role of libraries; Brian Mathews, Jamie LaRue, Emily Dowdall (Senior Associate- Pew Charitable Trusts’ Philadelphia Research Initiative), Nate Hill, and others on transformative thinking and activity in libraries, and more.
And back by popular demand–30-minute author lunches hosted by Booklist editors Brad Hooper (talking with Katherine Boo) and Donna Seaman.
Special 25% discount for 2012 ALA Annual Conference full registrants on Virtual Conference registration–recommended for making the most of the interactivity and conversations, one of the best bargains in continuing education in the library world today.
The archive of ALA Virtual Conference will be available free to registrants for up to six months, and also free after the event to all full registrants of ALA Annual Conference.
Individual registration is $69 ($51.75 with Annual Conference discount), and group registration for up to 15 IP addresses is an affordable $300 ($225 with Annual Conference discount).

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