Electronic Techtonics: Thinking at the Interface

Call for Papers
International HASTAC Conference
“Electronic Techtonics: Thinking at the Interface”
April 19-21, 2007

We are now soliciting papers and panel proposals for “Electronic Techtonics: Thinking at the Interface,” the first international conference of HASTAC (“haystack”: Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Advanced Collaboratory). The interdisciplinary conference will be held April 19-21, 2007, in Durham, North Carolina, co-sponsored by Duke University and RENCI (Renaissance Computing Institute). Details concerning registration fees, hotel accommodations, and the full conference agenda will be posted to www.hastac.org as they become available.

Hot Topics Session in Atlanta, 2007

The proposal for a “Hot Topics” session at the Atlanta conference has been accepted!

The session, which came out of discussion between members of the Student Affairs Discussion Group and the Academic Division, is intended to provide a forum for open discussion on pressing and up-to-date issues in art librarianship. At the top of the list is the topic of emerging technologies–what they are, and how people are using them.

While this session will largely be guided by the participants, planning over the next several months will help to shape the topics for discussion and some aspects of the format. I hope to be able to share some specific ways in which people can get involved in the near future…!

Rovelstad Scholarship to Attend the August 2007 IFLA Annual Meeting

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is now accepting
applications for the Rovelstad Scholarship to attend the August 2007
annual meeting of the International Federation of Library Associations
and Institutions (IFLA) in Durban, South Africa.

Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited library and information
science program, and should be interested in international library and
information issues. The scholarship covers conference registration,
airfare, ground transportation, meals, and lodging.

Interested students may apply at www.clir.org <http://www.clir.org/> or
request applications by phone at 202-939-4750, fax at 202-939-4765,
e-mail at abishop@clir.org <mailto:abishop@clir.org>, or by writing to:

Rovelstad Scholarship in International Librarianship

Council on Library and Information Resources

1755 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 500

Washington, DC 20036

Applications must be sent to CLIR and postmarked by January 19, 2007.

Backpack to Briefcase: Preparing for Life after Library School

Please join us at the ARLIS/NA 35th Annual Conference, April 26 – 30, 2007, in Atlanta, Georgia.

This AskARLIS session is a forum for the exchange of candid observations and collective wisdom between young and experienced librarians. Speakers will address topics relevant to both students and new professionals, such as discovering the hidden job market, translating theory to professional practice, professional development, and promotion and tenure. The Society’s seasoned professionals will have the opportunity to offer advice to the younger generation as well as gain insight into the concerns of new professionals.

Please share below the topics, questions or concerns that you’d like us to address at this session. (If you have more immediate concerns, please post them to the blog.)


  • Alessia Zanin-Yost will speak on preparing for the profession.
  • Heather Ball will speak on theory vs. practice.
  • Kristen Meyer will speak on the hidden job market.
  • Leslie Kott Wakeford will speak on professional development.
  • Tony White will speak on promotion and tenure.


  • Sarah Carter

Organized by Sarah Carter and Megan Macken with the assistance of Kristen Meyer, Marilyn Ramen, and Alessia Zanin-Yost.