Call for Applicants: Multimedia & Technology Reviews Co-Editor

This message is reposted from Hannah Bennett, ARLIS/NA’s Professional Resources Editor:

Dear Colleagues,

The ARLIS/NA Executive Board invites applications for a co-editor to join the small team responsible for ARLIS Multimedia & Technology Reviews. This new online publication will appear bi-monthly in alternation with ARLIS/NA Reviews.

 

ARLIS Multimedia & Technology Reviews is designed to provide insightful evaluations of projects, products, events, and issues within the broad realm of multimedia and technology as they pertain to arts scholarship, research, and librarianship.  Subject areas may include films, performance videos, viral videos, video games, productivity software, mobile devices, social media applications, digital design collectives, research guides, databases and indexes, native online exhibitions, and much more.

The Multimedia & Technology Reviews Co-Editor is appointed by the President for a two-year, renewable term. The incumbent works with the M&T editorial team, which in includes the Professional Resources Editor who also convenes the team and serves as liaison to the Communications and Publications Committee, as well as a third co-editor appointed by the ARLIS/NA Reference and Information Services Section.

This position shares responsibility with the other co-editors for all content posted to the reviews’ featured section on the ARLIS/NA website.  At the same time, this position will be involved in soliciting and selecting appropriate topics for review.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Identifies potential topics for review
  • Solicits reviewer participation from the ARLIS/NA membership and affiliate organizations
  • Assigns reviews to reviewers
  • Obtains visuals, if available, from the reviewed resources to serve as “cover art”
  • Edits reviews alongside the other editors
  • Formats all reviews and submits them in required format to the ARLIS/NA Web site editor; checks posted reviews and notifies the Web site editor if any changes are necessary

Members with proven editorial experience and deep interest or knowledge in arts research technologies and related forms of multimedia are encouraged to submit a letter of interest and résumé to Hannah Bennett by Friday, June 21, 2013. Any inquiries about the position may also be directed to me.

An evaluation subcommittee consisting of the Art Documentation Editor, ARLIS/NA Review Editors, the Professional Resources Editor and the Reference and Information Services Section co-editor will review applications. The subcommittee will make a recommendation to the ARLIS/NA Executive Board for appointment no later than July 15, 2013.

Cordially,

Hannah Bennett, Librarian

Job Posting: Digital Media Librarian at MICA

Digital Media Librarian Academic Services/ Decker Library, Maryland Institute College of Art

Division: Academic Affairs FLSA Status: Exempt Reports to (Position Title): Director, Decker Library Work Schedule: 8:30 am -4:30 pm (M-F), one day a week 11am -7 pm Job Code & Description: S7200, Librarian The Digital Media Librarian is responsible for the operation of the Media Resources Collection (MRC), including digital images, the slide collection, material collection, videos and films; and for providing leadership with the on-going integration of analog and digital media technology and services. This includes establishing departmental polices and procedures, budget management, database administration and implementing collection initiatives in collaboration with the Director of the Decker Library.

Summary of Essential Functions:
• Manage the daily operations of the Media Resources Collection and services
• Plan and allocate budget in collaboration with the Director of the Decker Library
• Manage the digital asset portion of the Integrated Library System (SirsiDynix Portfolio)
Supervise digital image and collections cataloging • Participate in collection development and outreach for still and moving image collections

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Manage MRC staff and oversees daily departmental operations, including hiring and evaluating staff.
• Develop collection of still and moving images for instruction, research and preservation purposes.
• Select, acquire and maintain collections.
• Explore new technologies and provide innovative ways to offer digital materials in support of teaching and learning.
• Oversee processing and cataloging for the image collection. • Establish polices and ensure best practices are followed for cataloging, creation and storage of analog and digital media, in coordination with the Catalog Librarian as necessary.
• Manage and oversee the organization and appearance of the digital asset management system. Coordinate with the Systems Specialist to manage the related portion of the ILS system.
• Work with librarians and staff responsible for online resource collection development, acquisition, maintenance and user discovery.
• Provides reference, instruction and one-to-one research appointments, including participation in the Personal Librarian program.
• Coordinate the acquisition and inclusion of institutional archive materials in the MRC collection.
• Provide reference and circulation services to patrons.
• Participate in local and national professional organizations as well as library related projects and institution-wide committees as needed.
• Perform other related duties as assigned. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: • Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging metadata and cataloging standards including MARC, METS, MODS, VRA core, Dublin core, XML, TEI, and best practices for digital collections. • Familiarity with integrated library systems and relational database management. • Knowledge of, and interest in relevant analog and digital media formats and experience with computer
technologies, digitization protocols and digital copyright.
• Familiar with proper handling of archival materials, photographic media and fragile special collections.
• Excellent technical and interpersonal skills, including the ability to foster a collegial work environment that encourages change and innovation.
• Ability to interact effectively and work productively, cooperatively, and collaboratively with a variety of individuals and groups in a complex and rapidly changing environment.
• Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, and implement complex projects and services.
• Ability to solve problems and prioritize work effectively.

Minimum qualifications:
• Masters degree in Library or Information Science
• Budget management and collection development experience with still and moving images
• Knowledge of art and the use of visual resources in an academic context
• 3-4 years visual resources experience in an academic or museum setting
• 1-2 years supervisory experience

Preferred Qualifications:
• Bachelors, or Masters degree or strong educational background in Studio Art, Art History or related field
• Experience supervising digital projects
• Experience managing a visual resource center including supervision of student workers

Reporting to this position: 2.5 FTE (Media Coordinator, Patron Services Assistant, Media Resources Collection Assistant)

Conditions of Employment:
• Conditions: Background Check
• Must work at least one evening a week

Physical demands and work environment:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Physical Demands: While performing the duties of job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. • Work environment: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal to moderate.

• Required training: Handbook orientation, Anti-Harassment, Hazard Communication, Emergency Plans & Fire Prevention, Personal Protection Equipment. (additional training may be added, SEE: EHS Manager training schedule)

To apply online please visit: http://mica.interviewexchange.com AA/EOE

Call for Panelists deadline August 20th, CFP, e-courses galore!

Call for Panelists:

The ARLIS/NA Affiliate Session at the College Art Association Conference in New York City seeks three panelists to participate on the following panel to be held at CAA 2013 (February 13-16, 2013, in New York City):

21st Century Artist’s Publications: self-published print-on-demand artist’s books, zines, mini-comics and photo books

With the increased use of print-on-demand publishing technologies, many artists are blending the typologies of artist’s books, zines, mini-comics and photo books, often creating print publications that are indistinguishable from one another.

This session is open to papers discussing the impact of print-on-demand technologies on the typology of artist’s books, and to papers discussing the impact of print-on-demand on the genres of artist’s books, zines, mini-comics, and photo books.  Has print-on-demand created a new typology (artist’s publishing) that is inclusive of multiple publication types? Has print-on-demand production and distribution transformed the creation of artist’s publishing and sales beyond (more traditional) brick and mortar dealer and distributor networks?  What is the financial impact of print-on-demand for artists and/or dealers/distributors? Should new terminology such as artist’s publishing or book art subsume the typologies of artist’s books, zines, mini-comics, and photo books?

Session chair: Tony White, Maryland Institute College of Art (awhite03@mica.edu)

Panelists are encouraged to present varying perspectives about the impact of print-on-demand on the current genre of artist’s publications.  Of special interest are papers that balance art history and studio art voices, as well as persons early in their careers to those that are more established, whether independent scholars, artists, teaching faculty, curators, or librarians.  Each panelist will speak for ca. 20 minutes and will then participate in a moderated dialog with the audience about issues and topics raised.

Interested speakers should send the following information via e-mail to the session chair (deadline August 20, 2012):
– Proposed title for your paper/presentation
– A brief abstract (ca. 150-200 words) of your proposed paper
– A C.V.

All submissions will be acknowledged, and a final decision will be made by August 25, 2012.

 

***Call for Papers — Internet Reference Services Quarterly — New Authors Welcome!***

Internet Reference Services Quarterly is now accepting manuscripts for the 2012/13 volume year.
http://www.tandfonline.com/WIRS

>> Internet Reference Services Quarterly is a refereed journal presenting information about reference librarianship in the digital age. The journal offers studies and articles on technology and innovations related to the delivery of library user services, including reference, research consultation, instruction, information literacy, user design and usability, and electronic reference materials and sources.

>> IRSQ welcomes articles on all aspects of library reference and information services, including professional practices, electronic communications, information literacy, training and education, managing reference services, evaluating information services and sources, software and technology, and user populations.

>> IRSQ receives all manuscripts electronically via the journal’s ScholarOne website:
http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/WIRS

>>For more journal information and submission instructions, visit www.tandfonline.com/WIRS or contact Jason Sokoloff at sokolojk@jmu.edu.

 

Improving Library Services for People with Disabilities e-Course

ASCLA’s popular and relevant online course, “Improving Library Services for People with Disabilities”, will be offered again this October.

>>>>>Please share this message with any colleagues or distribution lists who might find it of interest!<<<<<

Course details, including links to registration, are at the ASCLA blog:
http://ascla.ala.org/blog/2012/08/onlinelearning-improvinglibraryservices-oct2012/

The course will run October 1-28, 2012, with two live online meetings on Thursday, Oct. 11 and Thursday, Oct. 25 from 3:00-4:00p.m. Central time. Additional weekly coursework is self-paced.

During this course, participants will:
>>Identify library users with disabilities at their library
and the resources and assistive technologies available to assist them;

>>Examine changes in attitudes, laws and technologies that
have impacted people with disabilities;

>>Apply what they’ve learned to recommend changes in personal and organizational
behaviors to improve services for people with disabilities at their library.

This course is truly designed for all library staff, including support staff, general professional staff, age-level or subject specialists, managers and administrators. ***We welcome group registrations!*** Two or more registrants from the same library, library system or network will save 15% on their course registration rates. More information is at the ASCLA website: http://www.ala.org/ascla/asclaevents/onlinelearning/onlinelearning

For more information about this course, visit this ASCLA blog post:
http://ascla.ala.org/blog/2012/08/onlinelearning-improvinglibraryservices-oct2012/

Book as iPad App:

Multimedia, Multi-Touch E-Books and their Future in Libraries

An eCourse with Nicole Hennig

Four-Week eCourse Begins Monday, October 15, 2012 Your patrons trust your recommendations on what to read next, and as the use of iPads proliferates, they will look to you for recommendations on exemplary books as apps. The best of this new breed of apps use the multimedia, multitouch capabilities of the iPad to extend the concept of the book, creating a new immersive experience for readers. In this eCourse Nicole Hennig, head of the user experience (UX) group for the MIT Libraries, will

 

  • Provide guidance for integrating iPads into your library’s programs and services by facilitating demos of important titles from the most innovative publishers
  • Offer benchmarks for evaluating book apps and writing reviews of them
  • Lead you in conversation about book apps as you share your reviews with the class

Each week’s lesson includes a video introduction, readings, and ongoing message board discussions. To participate, you will need access to an iPad. It’s recommended that students plan to budget $30–$50 on apps, though additional purchases are not required to take the eCourse. To get the most out of this eCourse you should already be comfortable with using an iPad and purchasing apps.
Nicole Hennig is Head of the User Experience Group for the MIT Libraries. Her expertise includes user experience studies, mobile web, mobile apps and the user experience of e-reading. She presents frequently on these topics at national and regional conferences.

http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=3913&zbrandid=4634&zidType=CH&zid=12744659&zsubscriberId=1028479047&zbdom=http://ala-publishing.informz.net


 

Using Drupal to Build Library Websites

An eCourse with Sean Fitzpatrick

6-Week eCourse runs from September 4 through October 12

Drupal is an open source content management tool that allows users to build complex websites without extensive programming, making it perfect for library websites. In this introductory eCourse, librarian, consultant and Drupal expert Sean Fitzpatrick will guide participants in building an attractive, functional library website using Drupal. This test website will be hosted on a server for six months after the eCourse, facilitating additional learning. This eCourse will focus on Drupal 7, while highlighting what is still applicable to Drupal 6. Whether the objective is a simple site or full-service digital branch, this eCourse will give participants the know-how to get a library website up and running.

http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=3553&zbrandid=4634&zidType=CH&zid=12744662&zsubscriberId=1028479047&zbdom=http://ala-publishing.informz.net

 

Free Open Educational Resources Webinar going on RIGHT NOW

Open Educational Resources Webinar

Time: July 13, 2012 from 7am to 1pm (PT)
[8am MDT, 9am CDT, 10am EDT]
Event Type: Webinars and discussions
Organized By: College Open Textbooks and SoftChalk
Attend any part or all of this informative six-hour overview of Open Educational Resources (OER) via viewing of four prerecorded Webinars alternating with live discussion. You can also watch any of the webinars prior to July 13; only the Discussions are in real-time. Webinar links will be available here by July 10.
The Discussions are facilitated by OER thought and action leaders including Jacky Hood of College Open Textbooks, Cathy Swift of MERLOT, Marie Highby of Open Doors Group Consulting, and Cable Green of Creative Commons. Click on the links to watch the videos and join the Discussions.
7:00am  > Defining OER: The WHAT and the WHY
8:00am  > Discussion of WHAT and WHY / Facilitator: Jacky Hood
8:30am  > Finding and Using OER: The WHERE and the WHEN
9:30am  > Discussion of WHERE and WHEN / Facilitator: Cathy Swift
10:00am > Creating OER: The WHO and the HOW
11:00am > Discussion of WHO and HOW / Facilitator: Marie Highby
11:30am > Funding OER: Sustainability
12:30pm > Discussion of Sustainability / Facilitator: Cable Green
 1:00pm > Adjourn
Links To Pre-Recorded Webinar Segments / Associated Discussion Spaces /Etc. Available At

Whitney Museum Grant-Funded Paid Project Staff Positions

[Update 2012-07-10 19:16 EST: “The two positions listed are grant-funded paid project staff positions and not internships” per Ivy Blackman, Assistant Librarian/Cataloger, Frances Mulhall Achilles Library, Whitney Museum of American Art.]

The Library at the Whitney Museum of American Art is seeking qualified MLS/MLIS students or recent library school graduates to fill two part-time temporary (grant funded) positions that will begin in September 2012.

Digital project–The candidate will produce digital scans of fragile and unique archival documents and create related metadata for each item using CONTENTdm digital collection management software.  Prior experience creating and correcting scans and a working knowledge of CONTENTdm software is essential.

Library Assistant–The candidate will attend to all activities at the reference desk that includes circulation activity, paging and shelving, user records maintenance, as well as scheduling appointments, answering phones, filing, etc.  A degree in art history and experience working in a library is desirable.

Interested candidates for either position may forward a cover letter and resume by regular mail or email to:

Carol Rusk
Benjamin and Irma Weiss Librarian
Frances Mulhall Achilles Library
Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10021

library@whitney.org

BOMB Magazine Internships

INDEXING/TAXONOMY PROJECT INTERNSHIP, DIGITAL ARCHIVE

BOMB Magazine, a 31-year-old nonprofit art and culture publication, is seeking highly motivated, detail-oriented interns to assist with its website expansion, archive completion, and social media outreach. Join a fun, creative group of artists, writers, musicians, and filmmakers committed to celebrating BOMB’s print legacy. Interns will use a full range of editorial talents, including copy writing, fact checking, and proofreading, while exercising skills specific to library science implementing our site’s new index and taxonomy. Attention to detail and ability to follow project guidelines area a must. The ideal candidates will be able to meet deadlines  and work independently but function as a team when needed. All interns will get to write original posts for the blog and participate in strategic social media initiatives. On the job training of software and web coding available.

Internships require a three-to-four-day-week minimum commitment. Hours are from 10:30 AM–6:00PM.

BOMB Magazine is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and although there is no stipend available, as an intern at BOMB, you will have the opportunity to write for the magazine’s blog and contribute to other projects as needed, as well as help out at launch events, art fairs, literary readings, and auctions.

It’s an exciting time to join the BOMB team, as new opportunities for growth are emerging.

Please apply to internships@bombsite.com specifying the internship to which you are applying for in the subject line. Do include a cover letter and CV.

Educational Opportunities -Webinars and e-forums this week! plus other goodies

Webinar: Identifying and Acquiring New Skills: The Key to Career Growth and Advancement

Title: Identifying and Acquiring New Skills: The Key to Career Growth and Advancement
Presenters: Deb Hunt and David Grossman
Format:  Webinar
Date:  Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Start Time:          12 Noon Pacific
1PM Mountain
2PM Central
3PM Eastern
This webinar will last approximately one hour. Webinars are free of charge.  Registration is ONLY done on the day of the event on the WebEx server starting 30 minutes before the start of the webinar. No Passwords are required.  For Tips and Registration Information, please go to http://infopeople.org/training/webcasts/tips.html
For more information and to participate in the July 10 webinar, go to http://infopeople.org/training/identifying-and-acquiring-new-skills

In these tough times, how can library staff:
·         Leverage their existing skills to their best advantage?
·         Learn how to acquire new skills critical for career advancement, career change, or solidifying their current position?
·         Determine which of their skills are most marketable and transferrable to other positions?
·         Learn how to package their most transferrable skills to maximize career growth and advancement?
This webinar offers practical advice for library staff seeking to expand their existing skill sets and develop new areas of expertise to broaden their career potential, maximize their earnings in their current position or gain that competitive edge for landing their next job.  The presenters will identify and discuss more than 30 of the hottest skills in greatest demand in the library world.

Webinar attendees will be encouraged to determine which skills are most important to them and to assemble a customized skill set most likely to yield the highest payback for career growth and advancement.
At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:
·         Understand why expanding their skill set is the most important first step in boosting marketability and facilitating career growth and advancement.
·         Learn about the 33 most sought after skills, in greatest demand in the current library work environment and understand why these are the most important skills to acquire.
·         Have a firm grasp on six foolproof strategies for acquiring new skills.
·         Learn how to conduct a self-assessment of their existing skill set as a prerequisite to formulating a plan to acquire the new skills they need for career advancement.

This webinar will be of interest to library staff contemplating the next job opportunity or career change and those seeking to identify their current skills and acquiring new ones.
If you are unable to attend the live event, you can access the archived version the day following the webinar.  Check our archive listing at:  http://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived

EDUCAUSE Live! Webinar
July 12—The Direction of Fair Use for Education: New Law and New Possibilities
Speakers:     Kenneth D. Crews, Director, Copyright Advisory Office, Columbia University Libraries, and faculty member at Columbia Law School and Munich Intellectual Property Law Center
Date:    July 12, 2012
Time:    1:00–2:00 p.m. ET (UTC-4); convert to your time zone
Topic:    This free hour-long webinar, “The Direction of Fair Use for Education: New Law and New Possibilities,” will examine a few recent court cases involving fair use as applied to video streaming and digital books. It will focus chiefly on a court decision handed down in May 2012 regarding the digitizing of copyrighted books at Georgia State University for electronic reserves and for student use through course management systems.
Reserve your seat now—virtual seating is limited.

Register here: http://net.educause.edu/content.asp?PAGE_ID=1031973&bhcp=1

Free Webinar Series for new librarians!
“New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations“ is a series of free quarterly webinars on issues of interest to new librarians, models of library associations and library schools working with new professionals, and groups by and for librarians. The free webinars are presented by IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning and IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group in partnership with ALA.
Below, the date and time of the next webinar. Save the date and register!
July 17, 2012
2:00 p.m. CST
3:00 p.m. EST
8:00 p.m. CET
7:00 a.m. EDT (next day)
World Clock http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

Registration link:  https://ala.ilinc.com/register/cjchmcs
Webinar length: one hour

Speakers:
Barbara Ford, Director and Distinguished Professor, Mortenson Center for International Library Programs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library. President of the American Library Association in 1997-1998 where her theme was “ Libraries: Global Reach – Local Touch”. Speaking about: How to develop leadership skills as a New Professional: programs, mentoring, learning by doing. Working abroad, leaving your home country.
Sandy Littletree, Knowledge River Program Manager, and Jessica Hernandez, Co-Chair of the Knowledge River Alumni Network. Speaking about Knowledge River, a model of a library school working with new professionals and students. http://sirls.arizona.edu/kr/
Rachel Bickley, Assistant Librarian, University of the West of England, and LISNPN Co-manager. Featuring a group by and for librarians. http://lisnpn.spruz.com/

Next quarterly webinar scheduled for October 2012.

The series explore useful topics to help new professionals at various stages of their career, including:
LIS school curriculum, gained skills and degrees vs. “the reality” at work. Bridging the gap between theory and practice. How to deal with generational differences at work?
Mentoring and best practices including pros and cons of different approaches like peer-to-peer, and classical mentor-mentee relationships.
How to develop leadership skills as a new professional: programs, mentoring, learning by doing. Working abroad, leaving your home country.
Continuing Professional Development for new professionals, how to stay up to date from the very start even if conditions at work (funding/permission to attend conferences, support with writing articles, etc.) are not the best.

Questions and requests for information:
Loida Garcia-Febo
Coordinator of the series
loidagarciafebo@gmail.com
Free E-Forum: Brittle Book Strategies for the 21st Century
July 11-12, 2012
Hosted by Kara McClurken and Kimberley Peach
Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!
Registration information is at the end of the message.
Each day, sessions begin and end at:
Pacific: 7am – 3pm
Mountain: 8am – 2pm
Central: 9am – 5pm
Eastern: 10am – 6pm
The Brittle Book Program landscape has changed with the growing acceptance of digital surrogates as replacements for the printed book and the increasing scarcity of microfilming programs. Different options are available to Preservation Librarians than were available ten years ago. This e-Forum will facilitate the discussion of best practices, workflow tools, and decision making criteria used by those responsible for brittle and heavily damaged books in their libraries.  We also invite those considering the start of such a program to bring their questions and ideas to the conversation.
Topics will include:

  • Reformatting options
  • Use of decision trees and evaluation flags
  • The role of copyright in decision-making
  • The role of the Bibliographer/Selector in decision-making
  • Use of digital copies already available through HathiTrust, Internet Archive, and Google Books
  • Decision to withdrawal or limit use of the original
  • Cataloging procedures for digital or print surrogates
  • Use of the 583 field for preservation action and retention commitment notes
  • Costs and benefits associated with reformatting

Kara McClurken is the Head of Preservation Services at the University of Virginia Libraries.  She has a degree in Library Science from the University of Maryland with a specialization in Archives and Preservation.  Kara worked as an Archivist and Preservation Specialist at Smith College before working at SOLINET as a Preservation Services Librarian from 2006 – 2009.  Kara recently conducted a survey of how various institutions address the problem of heavily damaged materials in their collections and presented the results at the ALA 2012 Annual Conference.  Kara is an active teacher and consultant on a variety of preservation topics and currently serves on the Steering Committee of the Preservation Section of the Society of American Archivists.
Kimberly Peach has a degree in Library Science from the Catholic University of America and a Certificate in Preservation Management from The Preservation Management Institute at Rutgers University.   Kim worked in the Binding and Collections Care Department at the Library of Congress before being selected for the IMLS Preservation Administration Fellowship at Yale University Library in 2010.  From there she joined George Blood Audio and Video as Registrar and then went on to work on the American Archive Inventory Project at WXPN Public Radio.  Kim has just completed two years of services as co-chair for the PARS Program, Planning, and Publications Committee, and has served as a preservation consultant on the Save Our African American Treasures Team of the National Museum of African American History and Culture since 2008.
*What is an e-forum?*
An ALCTS e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate with other participants through an email discussion. Most e-forums last two to three days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it’s free. See a list of upcoming e-forums at: http://bit.ly/upcomingeforum.
*To register:*
Instructions for registration are available at: http://bit.ly/eforuminfo. Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the email list. Participation is free and open to anyone.

Fundamentals of Collection Assessment Online Course

Session: August 13 – September 21, 2012

Description: This six-week online course introduces the fundamental aspects of collection assessment in libraries. The course is designed for those who are responsible for or interested in collection assessment in all types and sizes of libraries. The course will introduce key concepts in collection assessment including:

– the definition of collection assessment
– techniques and tools
– assessment of print and electronic collections
– project design and management

Learning Outcomes: At the end of this course, you will be able to:

– describe the fundamental aspects of collection assessment
– understand the various collection assessment methods and tools, including both qualitative and quantitative analysis
– design and implement a collection assessment project
– perform a collection assessment of print resources
– complete a collection assessment of electronic resources

Who should Attend: This is a fundamentals course that will appeal to anyone interested in the topic with no previous experience.

Registration Fees:  $109 ALCTS Member and  $129 Non-member

How to Register: For additional course details and registration information please go to: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/fca/ol_templ

Contact: For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the web courses, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

Educational Opportunities!!!

 

Lots this week! Let’s start with the one that happens tomorrow:

 

LYRASIS Ideas & Insights Webinar

Join us for our upcoming LYRASIS Ideas & Insights<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001wCQICMGo7AWgGpHKHAUJbkAv_Ah2nboVNI-UWKPZJAPpze3PnLinLO67Lga2TY4lHvX2IpRSMrpXQu8KzxX-H6-xtZc34cSlmhtanK2OXSuZqyLnrlgvAkNQsYfIdVod-5Ud9npxR1yOuj0F3VWWPDt5YYtP2Nn8yLRcPkuLj1s=> webinar, Libraries are Boundless<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001wCQICMGo7AWgGpHKHAUJbkAv_Ah2nboVNI-UWKPZJAPpze3PnLinLO67Lga2TY4lHvX2IpRSMrpXQu8KzxX-H6-xtZc34cSlxrw2Prfvym6JfjqEpJ-21hVhSqfAIvkelP00Y-6-hl6MnhrOPXNjsGkzSsRcEW0-sGic_8En9xYjM-JGC3RA4XbUnd5RP2QfLaNLbMzgLpM=
> and hear how information organizations are challenging traditional ideas about space in libraries, and placing collections, staff and resources in the best possible position to meet user needs – in the cloud, in the digital realm, on site and online – into the future.

Libraries are Boundless<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001wCQICMGo7AWgGpHKHAUJbkAv_Ah2nboVNI-UWKPZJAPpze3PnLinLO67Lga2TY4lHvX2IpRSMrpXQu8KzxX-H6-xtZc34cSlxrw2Prfvym6JfjqEpJ-21vh9PpD1BSYOXcdnPztwK6y1C91kkkXMsfLjUaYAUOhKf4Wu0RMfp7JruiRuymVSb1rNrzX72hyanmAfxzSTTAk=>
June 15, 2012
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET

Click here to register<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001wCQICMGo7AWgGpHKHAUJbkAv_Ah2nboVNI-UWKPZJAPpze3PnLinLO67Lga2TY4lHvX2IpRSMrpXQu8KzxX-H6-xtZc34cSlxrw2Prfvym6JfjqEpJ-21gnDBS_4yvLljnPqKUdbUg-XV0iqH51ZrQSTrtejc9RK1JPGVCSDNqpm_WV2OfGRCRROq6tRRet7uiU95OU-u7U=>

Speakers include:

*   Stacie Ledden and Logan Macdonald, AnyThink Libraries, Rangeview Library District, CO: Creating an Experience Library
*   Chad Nelson and Barbara Petersohn, Georgia State University: The Care and Feeding of Digital Collections
*   Dr. Curtis R. Rogers, State Library of South Carolina: Social Media, Libraries, and Web 2.0: How American Libraries are Using New Tools for Public Relations and to Attract New Users

New Book Information Literacy Beyond Library 2.0

CHICAGO — In the three years since the publication of the best-selling “Information Literacy Meets Library 2.0,” the information environment has changed dramatically, becoming increasingly dominated by the social and the mobile.

The new book “Information Literacy Beyond Library 2.0” picks up the conversation, asking the big questions facing those who teach information literacy: where have we come from, where are we now, and where are we going.

Presenting answers from a range of contributors, editors Peter Godwin and Jo Parker divide their book into three distinct sections. Part 1 explores the most recent trends in technology, consumption and literacy, while Part 2 is a resource bank of international case studies that demonstrate the key trends and their effect on information literacy, offering numerous innovative ideas that can be put into practice. Part 3 assesses the impact of these changes on librarians and what skills and knowledge they must acquire to evolve alongside their users.  Among the key topics explored are:

  • The evolution of “online” into the social Web as mainstream;
  • How social media tools are used in information literacy;
  • The impact of mobile devices on information literacy delivery;
  • Shifting literacies, such as metaliteracy, transliteracy and media literacy, and their effect on information literacy.

Anyone charged with developing and delivering information literacy programs, as well as library professionals concerned with library instruction and digital technologies, will find the information in this book stimulating and useful.

Godwin is academic liaison librarian at the University of Bedfordshire, UK and Parker is the head of information literacy at the Open University Library, UK.

Source and Fulltext Available At

[ http://ref-notes.blogspot.com/2012/06/new-book-information-literacy-beyond.html ]

 

Registration is now open for the 2nd Annual Summer Retreat for Librarians at Chapman University’s Leatherby Libraries!

Date: Friday, June 29, 2012
Time: 9am – 3pm
Place: Chapman University’s Leatherby Libraries in Orange, California Website (for more information and to register): http://www1.chapman.edu/library/teaching/
Vision: The summer teaching retreat at Chapman University’s Leatherby Libraries was created to build community amongst instruction librarians and library school students from Orange County and the surrounding areas. The retreat provides unique and practical presentations. Participants have opportunities to share teaching experiences, ideas, and resources during lively break-out sessions as the practices and innovative ideas of local librarians are discovered. Ideally, participants leave the retreat with a larger network of resources and contacts, as well as inspiration to creatively expand their library instruction repertoire.
Retreat Schedule and Presentation Descriptions: http://www1.chapman.edu/library/teaching/schedule.html

The deadline to register is June 15. Registration will be capped at 80 participants and is on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Please direct questions on registration to Wenling Tseng at tseng@chapman.edu or 714-532-7720.

General questions on the retreat may be directed to Annie Knight (aknight@chapman.edu  or 714-532-7736) or Stacy Russo (russo_stacy@sac.edu or 714-564-6712).

 

International Conference on Trends in Knowledge and Information Dynamics
10-13 July, 2012

Hosted by
Documentation Research and Training Centre (DRTC)
Indian Statistical Institute (ISI)
http://drtc.isibang.ac.in/ictk

Venue: NIMHANS Convention Center, Nimhans Hospital Premises, Hosur Road,
Bangalore- 560029

Documentation Research and Training Centre (DRTC) established by Prof. S R
Ranganathan in 1962, is a research centre at Indian Statistical Institute (ISI)
conducting Research, Training and Higher Education in the field Library and
Information Sciences  and allied  areas. In the last five decades, DRTC has
been involved in Research, Education, Training and cutting edge applications of
Information and Communication Technology to Libraries and Information Centres,
Knowledge centers and systems. 2012 marks the Golden Jubilee of DRTC and we are
happy to host as part of ‘Golden Jubilee Celebrations’, the ‘International
Conference on Trends in Knowledge and Information Dynamics’ (ICTK-2012).

Broadly the themes of the conference are divided into main streams (in parallel
sessions on all the days of the conference):
Stream 1: Trends in Library Education and Research
Stream 2: Trends in Public Library Services
Stream 3: Trends in Domain Specific Information Systems and Services
Stream 4: Trends in Open Access to Information and Data
Stream 5: Trends in ICT applications to Library and Information Science
For details visit us on  http://drtc.isibang.ac.in/ictk/subthemes

ICTK 2012 includes sessions of invited talks by renowned in the field of
Library and Information Science from around the globe on various topics related
to the above mentioned five streams covering various aspects of current
interest and popular trends. The conference serves as an International
Platforms for dissemination of information of International research and
collaborative projects such as European Commission infrastructure projects.
Experts Panel on Open Access to Information and Public Libraries present
experts’ views from around the world. In addition to plenary spearker of
International repute, we plan to have panel discussions on Higher Education and
International Collaborative Research in LIS, Public Libraries, Agricultural
Information Systems, Open Access to Information

List of invited speakers

Dr. Jagdish Arora
INFLIBNET
India

Dr. Roberto Barbero
INFN
Italy
Dr. Donatella Castelli
CNR-ISTI,
Italy

Prof. Fausto Giunchiglia,
University of Trento
Italy
Dr. Johannes Keizer
UN-FAO
Rome

Prof. Dr. Norbert Lossau
Goettingen State and University Library
Germany
Dr. Alberto Masoni
INFN
Rome

Dr. Carlos Morais Pires,
European Commission,
Brussels
Dr. Federico Ruggieri
INFN
Rome

Dr. Alma Swan
Key Perspectives Ltd,
Truro, UK
Prof. Anna Maria Tammaro
University of Parma
Italy
Dr. Stuart Wiebel
Senior Research Scientist, OCLC
USA

Last date of registration : 30 June 2012
Details of registration  at http://drtc.isibang.ac.in/ictk/registration

Contact

Prof. A.R.D. Prasad (Convener – ICTK-2012)
Documentation Research & Training Centre (DRTC),
Indian Statistical Institute (I.S.I),
8th Mile, Mysore Road, R.V. College Post,
Bangalore – 560 059, Karnataka INDIA
Phone: +91-80-2848 2711
Fax : 91-80-2848 4265
E-mail ID: ictk2012@drtc.isibang.ac.in

 

Registration closes on Sunday, June 17 for the next offering of RUSA’s online course “Introduction to Spatial Literacy and Online Mapping”.

This asynchronous course will run June 18-July 8.
Group registration rates are available for 2 or more registrants from the same library, library system or network–more information here: http://www.ala.org/rusa/development/onlinece

Register online now for this class: http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=oloc&Template=/Conference/ConferenceList.cfm&ConferenceTypeCode=L

This three week course will introduce students and library staff to a variety of mapping tools and GIS technologies that are of interest to both public and academic library users. Librarians will be able to apply their newly developed Web 2.0 mapping skills in their reference work, and liaison responsibilities. Through hands-on exercises, demonstrations and presentations, the librarian will receive a thorough overview of GIS-related technologies that they may be exposed to in the library.

Instructor: Eva Dodsworth, geospatial data services librarian at the University of Waterloo Map Library in Waterloo, Ontario

Questions about registration? Contact registration@ala.org or 800-545-2433, option 5. Questions about the course? Contact RUSA Web Manager Andrea Hill at ahill@ala.org.

 

RUSA 101 Online

Are you interested in any of the following?

Frontline reference

Readers advisory

Collection development

Emerging technologies in reference

Specialized business reference

Genealogical research

Managing local history collections

Interlibrary loan and resource sharing

Reference and outreach to special populations

If you said YES to any of the above, there’s a place in RUSA for you!

Find out more about RUSA, the Reference and User Services Association, at RUSA 101.
You’ll learn about what RUSA and its sections do, how to get involved, how to stay informed in our activities, and get any of your RUSA questions answered.
RUSA 101 Online
No registration required! Feel free to drop in to any of the sessions below.
Access information can be found at the bottom of this email.
·         Friday, June 1, 10:00am-11:00am PT/12:00pm-1:00pm CT/1:00pm-2:00pm ET
·         Wednesday, June 6, 1:00pm-2:00pm PT/3:00pm-4:00pm CT/4:00pm-5:00pm ET
·         Monday, June 11, 10:00am-11:00am PT/12:00pm-1:00pm CT/1:00pm-2:00pm ET
·         Friday, June 15, 1:00pm-2:00pm PT/3:00pm-4:00pm CT/4:00pm-5:00pm ET
·         Monday, June 18, 10:00am-11:00am PT/12:00pm-1:00pm CT/1:00pm-2:00pm ET
RUSA 101 @ ALA Annual 2012
No registration required! Besides having an opportunity to learn more about RUSA and meet RUSA members, we’ll have raffle prizes!
·         Friday, June 22, 2012 || 3:00pm -4:00pm
Hilton Anaheim – Oceanside Room
Access Information for RUSA 101 Online
To get the most out of your web conference experience, it is best to use a headset. If you do not have a headset, please use headphones/earbuds to plug into your speaker. This will eliminate audio issues.
Session URL: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?password=M.F71930E6E64800139C18D122D0C4DD&sid=2011689

 

ALA Conference Mentors and Mentees

For mentees:

Calling all students, new professionals, and first time ALA Annual Conference attendees! Would you like to meet with an experienced ALA conference representative while attending your first ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA? If so, The New Members Round Table (NMRT) of ALA is sponsoring a conference mentoring program that will pair new attendees with people who have attended more ALA Annual Conferences.

Please fill out the following questionnaire to participate. A member of the NMRT Mentoring Committee will be in touch with information about your match. It is up to you to connect with your match and set up time(s) to meet while at the conference.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDZSQTFIUWZvQWtnaHlJOFFYX3ZhdEE6MQ#gid=0

Questions? Email: NMRT_Mentoring@yahoo.com

For mentors:

Have you attended a couple of ALA Conferences and want to give back to the next generation of librarians? If so, The New Members Round Table (NMRT) of ALA is sponsoring a conference mentoring program that will pair new attendees with people who have attended more ALA Annual Conferences.

Please fill out the following questionnaire to participate. A member of the NMRT Mentoring Committee will be in touch with information about your match. It is up to you to connect with your match and set up time(s) to meet while at the conference.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEhhMWhJVkZmWnVzQmk2b1ZZbGcwUGc6MQ#gid=0

Questions? Email: NMRT_Mentoring@yahoo.com

 

IMHO > Two *Most Excellent* Keynotes from the recent IATUL conference in Singapore

1 >  Libraries, Technocentricity and Learning : Changes in Learning, Research and Information Needs and Behavior of Users

Prof. Rakesh Kumar (The University of New South Wales, Australia)

http://ref-notes.blogspot.com/2012/06/libraries-technocentricity-and-learning.html

2 > Technology & Innovations in Libraries and Their Impact on Learning, Research and Users

Joe Murphy (Librarian, Trend Spotter / Trend Setter & IMHO: Librarian Extradordinaire)

http://ref-notes.blogspot.com/2012/06/iatul-keynote-2-technology-innovations.html

BTW: There was a 3rd Keynote titled _Trends, Possibilities and Scenarios for User-Centred Libraries_ by Dr. Susan Gibbons, University Librarian, Yale University, but there is a known problem with the A/V [:-(]

Note-1: Each A/V link also links to the video poster sessions …

and

Note-2: Each post includes links to other presentation / sessions titles and speakers …

How are libraries using both physical and virtual spaces to meet the needs and demands of library users?

Libraries are changing from spaces where we “marc and park” volumes of print material into more vibrant and vital organizations that focus on both internal and external access to services and information.

 

ShareAcademy

The 3rd annual ShareAcademy will be held on Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 at the CPCC Harris campus in Charlotte, NC.  The theme for this year’s ShareAcademy is:

“Under New Management: Adventures in Leadership”

2nd CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Share with us your challenges, joys, reflections, techniques, skills and eye-opening moments about becoming a better, more efficient, more productive leader and manager.  What habits or tricks have you learned or utilized to manage yourself, your time or your staff?  How have you identified your strengths and skills and used them to your best advantage?
Workshop proposals are expected to be interactive, hands-on, and engaging for participants.

Call for proposals CLOSES: June 22
ShareAcademy Registration OPENS: June 26

*ShareAcademy is created and hosted by CPCC Library, but is open to anyone interested in the conference theme.  Our primary goal is to provide a conference full of practical, hands-on material for its attendees.*

Submit your proposal here!  http://www.cpcc.edu/library/shareacademy

ARLIS/NA Reviews

The coeditors for ARLIS/NA Reviews (http://www.arlisna.org/pubs/reviews/index.html) are seeking reviewers for the September/October 2012 edition.

You must notify one of the coeditors by no later than Friday, June 15 of your interest in reviewing one of the titles listed below.  Please note in your response if your subject background or expertise matches the subject matter of the book.  Also, you must be able to meet an August 3, 2012 deadline with a 450 word review.

How a Revolutionary Art Became Official Culture: Murals, Museums, and the Mexican State,by Mary K. Coffey

Iroquois Art, Power, and History, by Neal B. Keating

Replacing Home: From Primordial Hut to Digital Network in Contemporary Art, by Jennifer Johung

Spatialities: The Geographies of Art and Architecture, ed. by Judith Rugg and Craig Martin

Doug Litts & Terrie Wilson
littsd@si.edu / wilso398@mail.lib.msu.edu
ARLIS/NA Reviews Co-Editors

 

CHArt 28TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Consume: Respond – Digital Engagement with Art
**The CHArt committee has extended the deadline for proposals to June 20, 2012.

 

 

Thursday 15 – Friday 16 November 2012, Central London venue TBC

Since its foundation in 1985 CHArt has engaged in topical issues in
Digital Art History. This year CHArt is looking at how new developments in information and communications technology affect the ways in which we engage with art. New forms of digital display or emerging modes of viewing art may have profound effects on both our understanding of the artwork itself (the way we consume it) and our ability or appetite for describing, curating and managing it (how we respond to it).

CHArt invites papers that examine emerging practice and where it impacts upon digital art practice, research and curation. Areas for consideration include:

* Control of authorship, ownership and access
* Collaboration and the interdisciplinary break-down
* Participation, quick response and interaction
* Consumption, re-use and mashup
* Mobile technology, apps and education
* Connections between art, interface design, usability and user experience
* Globalisation, agility, dissemination and big data
* Liquidity and permeability of digital culture

Contributions are welcome from all sections of the CHArt community: art historians, artists, architects and architectural theorists and historians, philosophers, curators, conservators, scientists, cultural and media theorists, archivists, technologists and educationalists.

Submissions should be in the form of a 300-400 word synopsis of the proposed paper with brief biographical information (no more than 200 words) of presenter/s, and should be emailed tochart@kcl.ac.uk<mailto:chart@kcl.ac.uk > by Friday, June 1st
Wednesday, June 20th 2012. Please note that submissions exceeding the stated
word count will not be considered.

Postgraduate students are encouraged to submit a proposal. CHArt is able to offer assistance with the conference fees for up to four student delegates. Priority will be given to students whose papers are accepted for presentation. An application form and proof of university enrolment will be required. For further details about the Helene Roberts Bursary please email anna.bentkowska@kcl.ac.uk<mailto:anna.bentkowska@kcl.ac.uk >.

CFP: Digital Frontiers

The deadline for submissions for Digital Frontiers – a conference and THATCamp for and about the diverse communities using digital tools for research, teaching, and learning – is fast approaching. Please send us proposals for individual papers, fully-constituted panels, posters, and THATCamp workshops! (Apologies for cross-posting – we’re just really excited to see your submissions!)  Check out the CFP below or visit https://digitalfrontiers.unt.edu

The University of North Texas Libraries and The Portal to Texas History invite proposals for Digital Frontiers, a conference on using digital resources for research, teaching, and learning.

Digital libraries provide unprecedented access to a wide array materials. This has dramatically expanded the possibilities of primary source research in the humanities and related fields. We seek submissions of individual papers, fully-constituted panels, workshops or posters based on research using digitized objects, whether they are hosted on the University of North Texas Libraries’ Portal to Texas History or are from other digital repositories.

We encourage contributions from scholars, educators, genealogists, archivists, technologists, librarians, and students. The goals of this conference are to bring a broad community of users together to share their work and to explore the value and the impact that digital resources have on education and research.
Possible Topics

•     Specific ways digital libraries have impacted research
•     Digital tools for conducting research – data and text mining, data
visualization
•     Using digital collections in K-12, undergraduate, and graduate
curricula
•     Using digital libraries for research on any of the following topics:
African-American history / Asian-American history / agriculture and animal husbandry / cartography, mapping, and GIS / civil rights movements / Civil War / collaboration in public humanities projects / electronic and born-digital art / feminism and women’s issues / genealogy and family histories / history and digitization of regional newspapers / history of religions and religious institutions / immigration and migration / Latino/a & Chicano/a histories / local history / LGBT history / military and veteran’s history / digital resources in museums and libraries / music recordings and performance / myths, urban and local legends, and folklore / Native American history / oral histories and personal narratives / photography and visual arts / regional authors / slavery and abolition / state and local politics / Texana and regional literature /

Proposal Types
Digital Frontiers is accepting proposals for:
•     Individual papers (20 minutes)
•     Panels (75 minutes – 3 individual papers + discussion)
•     Roundtable discussions (75 minutes – 5-7 speakers + discussion)
•     THATCamp workshop or tutorial (2 hours)
•     Poster (36” x 48”)

Submissions

•     E-mail proposals or inquiries to digitalfrontiers@unt.edu
•     Abstracts should be no more than 250 words in length; proposals for
fully constituted panels or roundtables should include abstracts for each presentation.
•     Please provide a brief professional bio and specify any A/V or other
technical needs with your proposal.

Conference Deadlines

•     June 15, 2012: proposals due
•     June 30, 2012: notification of acceptance
•     September 21, 2012: Conference
•     September 22, 2012: THATCAMP

Webinar, virtual pre-conference, conference sign-up

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.

Free Webinar > Copyright Series: Interview with Cable Green, Creative Commons

May 24, 2011 (Thursday) at 2:00 pm ET

Guest: Cable Green, Director of Global Learning, Creative Commons

Registration Link Available Via

[ http://bit.ly/L7ozAS ]

ALCTS ALA Annual preconference: “The How and Why of Research: What Is the Rock in Your Shoe?”
June 12 – 14, 2012.

All sessions begin at 2 p.m. Eastern, 1 p.m. Central and 11 a.m. Pacific time.

This virtual preconference provides insight and guidance into the world of research, encouraging attendees to discover the research possibilities inherent in their daily work.  Find out how valid research questions can grow out of practical professional quandaries.  Learn how to choose appropriate questions to investigate, how to design effective research strategies and explore avenues for sharing results with colleagues.  Demystify the research process and be encouraged  to contribute to the body of knowledge in the discipline.  This virtual preconference is aimed at librarians entering the profession and/or new to the research process.

This virtual preconference is comprised of three one-hour sessions:

Tuesday, June 12
“Avoiding the Research Rubbish Bin: How to Begin a Research Project” with Allyson Carlyle,  University of Washington Information School.

Wednesday, June 13
“From Curiosity to Concept: Developing a Research Plan from Everyday Library Issues” with Steven A. Knowlton, University of Memphis.

Thursday, June 14
“Bringing your Work to Press: The Peer Review Process” with Sandy Roe, Illinois State University and editor, Cataloging and Classification Quarterly.

Visit the “How and Why” page on the ALCTS website.

Registration is open now.  Individual sessions for each preconference are $39 for ALCTS members, $49 for non-members, $99 for groups and, as always, free to LIS students.  A discounted rate is available if you want to register for all the sessions included in each preconference:  $95 for ALCTS members, $118 for non-members and $258 for groups.  Register through ALA Online Learning.

If you have any questions, please contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Continuing Education, jreese@ala.org.

Joint Conference of Librarians of Color early bird registration closes at midnight June 13
Early bird registration for the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC), Sept. 19-23 in Kansas City, Mo., closes Wednesday June 13.
JCLC is a conference for everyone—with engaging speakers, special events and more than 70 concurrent sessions exploring issues of diversity in libraries and how they affect the ethnic communities who use our services!  Early bird registration provides attendees with the best rates for this exciting event.  For complete details, visit http://jclc-conference.org.
JCLC is an experience like no other! Emmy® winner Sonia Manzano, voted one of the most influential Hispanics byPeople en Espanol for her work playing Maria on “Sesame Street,” will welcome attendees at the opening keynote.  Author, director and activist Jamal Joseph will join JCLC as the closing general session speaker.  There will be numerous opportunities to network and socialize, including an opening reception at the beautiful Kansas City Public Library’s central branch.
Under the theme, “Gathering at the Waters: Celebrating Stories and Embracing Communities,” JCLC provides a unique setting for learning with three pre-conferences and more than 70 concurrent sessions in five tracks—Advocacy, Outreach and Collaboration; Collections, Programs and Services; Deep Diversity and Cultural Exchange; Leadership, Management and Organizational Development; and Technology and Innovation.  Author luncheons will allow attendees to get up close and personal with award-winning authors, including Lauren Myracle, Sharon Flake, Da Chen and David Treuer.  A busy exhibit hall will feature the latest from library vendors and partners.
The Crown Center, the city within a city located in the heart of downtown Kansas City, will offer attendees the luxurious accommodations of the Westin Kansas City and Sheraton Kansas City, along with three levels of great shopping, dining and entertainment.  Hotel rates start at $139.
JCLC is sponsored by the five associations of ethnic librarians—the American Indian Library Association (AILA), the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) and REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking.  The first Joint Conference was held in Dallas in 2006.
More information may be found at http://jclc-conference.org.