Professional development: CFPs, webinars, and volunteer opportunities

As always, you can also see what’s coming up through the Educational Opportunities Calendar. Keep reading for details about all the great webinars, CFPs, volunteer opportunities and more below!

CFP:

HTML5 and CSS3: Ready for Prime Time? Online Conference

Topic: HTML5 and CSS3

Deadline for Proposals: December 14, 2012

Conference Date: February 8, 2013

Location: Online

Form for Call for Proposals

HTML5 and CSS3 are two major web development standards today. Both have moved web authors into the present with options for incorporating more semantic elements, easier audio/video inclusion, APIs, and an ever-increasing formatting feature set. But how well supported are they today? Is it practical to use these standards with the browsers available today? Are there ways to incorporate parts of these standards or do web pages have to incorporate the entire standard? What are the “gotchas?”

This is the focus of Amigos’ February 8, 2013 online conference. We are looking for web developers that deal with library websites and have, either successfully or unsuccessfully, started incorporating HTML5 and/or CSS3 functionality. We’re searching for practical stories of what worked, what didn’t, and what you learned along the way. Do you use a HTML5/CSS3-compliant content management system? Or try to? Have you incorporated multimedia using HTML5? Are you using media queries? Have you started using more advanced selectors? We want to hear about everything related to HTML5 and CSS3.

The online conference will be held Friday, February 8th, 2013. We are looking for 45-minute sessions throughout the day. If you are interested, complete and submit our “Call for Proposals” form and we’ll be in touch. If you know someone who might be interested, please forward this invitation to them. We are looking for anyone who does web development, even indirectly, on your library’s website – whether they are library employees or not. All presenters will be comped for the conference!

The deadline for submitting proposals will be Friday, December 14, 2012.

FYI – We are fortunate to have Christopher Schmitt as our keynoter. Well-known for his work with the Web Standards Project , he heads the new media company and web design company called HeatVision.com and is the author of several books on standards-based web design.

If you have questions, please contact Christine Peterson, 800-843-8482 x2891.

 

 

CFP:

2013 Transitions in Collections: Print to Digital Workshop (Michigan Library Association)

Transitions in Collections: Print to Digital

Books, Bytes & Beyond

Friday, March 8, 2013

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

CALL FOR BREAK-OUT SESSION PROGRAM PROPOSALS

Submissions welcome through January 8, 2013

How is your library navigating the transition from print to digital resources? Have you found success in locating, organizing and managing digital resources? What innovative strategies are you using to help users’ access digital resources and successfully use them? What emerging digital resource trends is your library experimenting with?

Now in its third year, the 2013 Print to Digital (P2D) Workshop continues its emphasis on the ongoing transition from print to digital collections, looking at how libraries are effectively navigating the process. Geared toward academic, public, school and special librarians, this year’s event seeks to help participants identify emerging trends and gain a greater understanding of how to manage and access digital resources.

We invite your proposals on topics ranging from collection development issues to digital rights management to determining the cost/benefit of implementing new digital services to educating users on accessing and using digital materials. Consider sharing your experiences with others and submitting a program proposal!

Please submit your proposal by email and include the following information:

• Session title

• Description of session

• 1 Goal & 2 Objectives for your presentation

• Presenter(s)’ names, titles, organization

• Presenter(s)’ contact information

Note: All presentation rooms include a computer and projection capability.

Proposals will be accepted until Tuesday, January 8, 2013. Presenters will be notified by Friday, January 11, 2013 that their submissions have been accepted.

Please use this email subject line format: 2013 MLA P2D Call Proposal + Your Presentation Title + Your Name

Send proposals to Stephanie D. Davis, davisstephand@jccmi.edu

 

 

Webinar:

You are invited to attend a special joint webinar co-organized by ARLIS/NA and ACRL Arts Section. Attendance is free, but you must be a current member of either ARLIS/NA or ACRL Arts. Use the link below to register; you will receive the webinar login information once your membership status is confirmed. Hope to see you there!

Imagining, Innovating, Leading: Exploring the Connections Between Librarianship and Creativity

Join us for a Webinar on December 7

Space is limited.

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/366707872

ARLIS/NA and ACRL Arts Section members are invited to attend this special joint webinar that explores the role of librarians’ individual creativity and its effects in the library workplace and greater community.

Tina Chan, Reference/Instruction Librarian at SUNY-Oswego, will discuss On My Own Time, a community event that celebrates the creative talent of faculty and staff who are visual artists “on their own time.” SUNY Oswego participated in On My Own Time to recognize employees’ individual artistic talents and to foster imagination and creativity among employees. (Chan’s presentation is encored from the ACRL-Arts discussion forum at the 2012 ALA annual conference.)

Annette Haines, Art & Design Field Librarian at the University of Michigan, will explore the existing theories and ideas on workplace creativity and how they apply to librarianship. Haines stresses the imperative of putting creative work first and offers strategies librarians can apply to manage workplace stress and foster creativity in themselves and others. (Haines’ presentation is an encore from the 2012 ARLIS/NA annual conference.)

*Attendance is limited to current ARLIS/NA and ACRL-Arts members only. Registration will close at 11am Central on 12/7/2012. A limited number of seats are available and successful registration does not guarantee a reservation. Attendees are encouraged to log-in just before the start of the webinar to help ensure a seat. By registering for this event you allow your name and contact information to be shared with the membership committees of ARLIS/NA and ACRL-Arts for analysis and possible follow-up. A recording for this webinar will be made available for members two weeks after the webinar date. Questions may be directed to webinars@arlisna.org

Title:

Imagining, Innovating, Leading: Exploring the Connections Between Librarianship and Creativity

Date:

Friday, December 7, 2012

Time:

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements

PC-based attendees

Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees

Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

Mobile attendees

Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

 

Call for volunteers:

The 2013 Conference Planning Advisory Committee is seeking volunteers to assist with the ARLIS/NA 41st Annual Conference. We need volunteers to assist with the registration/hospitality desks, tours, and exhibit hall during the conference, 25 – 29 April, 2013 in Pasadena, CA. Please consider contributing to the conference by volunteering two to three hours of your time. Interested volunteers may contact Virginia Allison-Reinhardt (virginia@lalouver.com) or Krista Ivy (krista.ivy@ucr.edu) with your name, email, institution, and category of interest. We will be in touch with a call for desired shifts once the conference schedule has been published. This is a great way to get to know fellow art library professionals. Many thanks for considering!

Virginia and Krista,

2013 Hospitality/Registration Co-Chairs

Virginia Allison-Reinhardt:

virginia@lalouver.com

Krista Ivy:

krista.ivy@ucr.edu

Looking for a few good librarians

Are you looking for a way to help out ArLISNAP?
I got good feedback from the ArLiSNAP meeting in Toronto about creating the following positions within ArLiSNAP:

  • chapter liaison → volunteer would routinely collect information about different events, developments, and discussions going on in ARLIS/NA regional chapters throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico and disseminate that information to ArLiSNAP members via the blog and other social media outlets
  • student group liaison → volunteer would create and maintain a list of active ARLIS/NA-affiliated (or aligned) student and young professionals throughout the ARLIS/NA zones. list would be part of a retooled reference section on the ArLiSNAP website, which would include refreshed links
  • education liaison → volunteer would focus on highlighting various educational opportunities (workshops, webinars, symposium, conferences) that could appeal to the ArLiSNAP membership and sharing that via the blog and our other social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)
  • member-at-large → would report on current events that would be pertinent to the ArLiSNAP membership including developments in policy within ARLIS/NA, legislation, new services, etc.

If you are interested in any of these positions, please email Stephanie or myself or comment below.
Stephanie and I would definitely be there to support/assist/collaborate with our liasons.

Mentee/Mentoring opportunity with ArLiS/NA!

The ARLIS/NA Mentoring Subcommittee seeks applications for the new Virtual Mentoring program. You can apply to be a mentor, mentee, or both using our online form.

http://tinyurl.com/bruvs2p

Both the mentor and mentee benefit from a successful relationship.

• Mentors provide mentees support, insight, and expertise.

• Mentees offer mentors information about emerging professional trends and technologies, a renewed enthusiasm for issues in art
librarianship, and new perspectives.

We believe that mentoring is not only valuable for the mentor and mentee, but for ARLIS as a whole.
A healthy organization supports mentoring to ensure that individuals coming up in the profession are well-positioned to carry out the goals
of the organization.

See below for additional information or visit: https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1Xuxf7c-mxCxWQhTl3ynetmk6HHrDEzni-BRhx4KTQcU

Apply today: http://tinyurl.com/bruvs2p

Library Student Journal Volunteer Opportunities

Apply to work on Library Student Journal!

Library Student Journal is an international, open-access, peer-reviewed journal that is entirely student-run and student-written. Working for Library Student Journal is a way to be actively involved in supporting student research and open-access scholarly publishing. Besides the benefit of building your resume, you will learn about the workings of academic publishing and be exposed to a wide range of interesting student research. All LSJ staff members also have the opportunity (though not the obligation) to contribute to the blog.

All positions are voluntary, and work is done using the Open Journal Systems online interface, or via email. Because we review and publish articles on a rolling basis, the time commitment is variable, but it averages 10-12 hours/month. As this is a student publication, all staff must be currently enrolled in an LIS degree program.

To apply for any LSJ position, please send a cover letter and resume/CV to the Editor in Chief at librarystudentjournal [at] gmail.com. The name of the position you’re interested in should be part of the subject line. Priority will be given to applications received by March 20.

The following positions are currently available:

Editorial Review Board
LSJ seeks to publish the best papers from library and information science students worldwide, and to serve as a forum for discussion of LIS education, training, career paths, and future trends.  Editorial Review Board members play a crucial role in this process by reviewing several articles a semester for the journal and helping the editor when a reviewer is needed in a pinch.  LSJ replies on the experience of these members to evaluate quality research and maintain the high standards of the journal. Doctoral students in LIS fields are preferred for this position. LSJ is seeking 2-3 Editorial Review Board members.

Layout Editor
The layout editor will create HTML documents for the online publication of journal articles, using established templates and documentation, based on Microsoft Word documents that have been peer-reviewed and edited. These documents will be translated into printable PDF versions.  After this process, the layout editor will enter metadata into the online publication system (a Dublin Core-based scheme), edit the author-supplied abstract or create a new one as appropriate, and select subject terms from a controlled vocabulary to enable searching and browsing. LSJ is seeking 3 Layout Editors.

Section Editor
Section Editors guide manuscripts submitted to the Articles section of the journal through the peer-review process. Section Editors choose suitable reviewers for each paper then use the completed reviews to inform their acceptance decision. In the process, Section Editors work closely with authors of submitted manuscripts to revise their work to an acceptable standard, based on reviewer comments and their own revision requests. LSJ is seeking 2 Section Editors.

Copyeditor
Copyeditors work with authors of accepted manuscripts to improve the style, grammar, and organization of their papers. A successful copyeditor has an excellent eye for detail, an ability to see the big picture, and the ability to communicate revision requests to authors in a respectful manner. LSJ is seeking 2 copyeditors.

Proofreader
Proofreaders review copy edited manuscripts for spelling, punctuation, grammar, and proper LSJ format. A successful proofreader will have an excellent eye for detail. LSJ is seeking 3 proofreaders.

Marketing Manager
This is a new position. The person hired as LSJ’s new Marketing Manager will have the opportunity to shape and define the position and will work closely with the Editor in Chief, the Publisher, and the Webmasters to contribute substantively to LSJ’s content, image, and future. The Marketing Manager will be responsible for generating awareness and excitement about LSJ in the larger LIS community through building connections, enhancing LSJ’s presence on social media sites, helping to generate blog content, and participating in long-term planning. This is an essential position and thus will involve a commensurately greater time commitment. Applicants who can commit to at least a year in the position will be given priority.

Peer Reviewer

We need as many reviewers as possible representing as many different areas of LIS as possible!  Reviewers serve as referees in the peer-review process for articles and give valuable input on article submissions. They help editors decide whether to accept or reject a submission, and they give authors feedback on how to improve articles to make them publication-ready.

Elections: ArLiSNAP Coordinator 2011-2013 Sought

CAST YOUR VOTE HERE

(Polls Close at 11:59 p.m., Monday, March 21st)

Art Library Students and New ARLIS Professionals (ArLiSNAP) seeks candidates for its next  Coordinator.

The Coordinator position is an opportunity for a student or new professional (graduated 2006 or later) to develop their leadership skills while providing a valuable service to ARLIS/NA.

ArLiSNAP’s next Coordinator will serve a term of two years beginning Monday, March 28th, and the individual will serve along with ArLiSNAP’s current 2010-2012 coordinator, Rosemary Davis.

Coordinator responsibilities include advancing the concerns of students and new professionals within ARLIS/NA, facilitating special projects, and organizing ArLiSNAP’s annual meeting activities for the national ARLIS/NA conference. The future coordinator will be heavily involved with the administration of the ArLiSNAP site and will serve as a representative and liaison between ArLiSNAP and other groups within, and outside, ARLIS/NA.  Candidates do not need to be present at the Minneapolis meeting in order to run.

For more information and to submit your candidacy, please visit ArLiSNAP at www.arlisnap.org

To announce your candidacy, please comment on this post with a short biography, including the merits you would bring to this position, your professional or educational experience, and your thoughts on future goals for students and new professionals within ARLIS/NA.  Please post your candidacy by Sunday, March 13th.

Elections will be held using SurveyMonkey from Monday, March 14th through Monday, March 21st. The results will be announced on Tuesday, March 22th.

If you have questions about the position or the election, please feel free to contact current coordinators,  Bryan Loar or Rosemary Davis.

CAST YOUR VOTE HERE

(Polls Close at 11:59 p.m., Sunday, May 16th)

ACRL Arts and Visual Literacy Opportunities

Opportunities for those interested in contributing to ACRL arts-related groups…

ACRL/IRIG Visual Literacy Standards Task Force (post-) ALA Midwinter virtual open meeting

Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Time: 11:30-1:00 PST/2:30-4:00 EST

Register here: https://ala.ilinc.com/perl/ilinc/lms/event.pl?div_view=reg&event_user_id (please note there are three IRIG meetings listed; please select the 2/16/2011 VLTF meeting)

Please join the ACRL/IRIG Visual Literacy Standards Task Force for an open meeting to discuss the Standards development process and the soon-to-be-available draft Standards document. The meeting is open to all, and it is not necessary to be a member of ALA, ACRL, or IRIG.

The draft Standards document will be available on the ACRL/IRIG Visual Literacy Standards blog (http://acrlvislitstandards.wordpress.com/) by Tuesday, February 15, 2011. Additional information about the Standards project is also available on the blog.

If you would like to submit a question or discussion topic in advance of the meeting, please email Denise Hattwig at dhattwig@uw.edu.

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The ACRL Arts Section is seeking contributors to the Philadelphia ArtsGuide for the upcoming 2011 ACRL Conference, March 30-April 2.

The ArtsGuide is a semi-annual guide and customized Google Map developed by members and associates of ACRL’s Arts Section to help conference attendees find arts-related venues and events in and around host cities.

This is a great opportunity to get involved in the ACRL Arts Section. It’s also a fun way to contribute your knowledge of the area to enhance everyone’s conference experience!

You can view previous ArtsGuides on the ACRL Arts Section page at:
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/about/sections/arts/artsguide/artsguides.cfm

If you are interested in contributing to ArtsGuide sections on Visual Arts & Museums, Galleries, Architecture, Theatre, Music, and/or Dance please contact the editor of this year’s ACRL ArtsGuide, Eamon Tewell, at eamont(at)gmail(dot)com as soon as possible.

Both ACRL members and non-members are encouraged to contribute.
Submissions would be due by February 18, 2011.

Want to Be a ArLiSNAP Coordinator? This Is Your Chance!

CAST YOUR VOTE HERE

(Polls Close at 11:59 p.m., Sunday, May 16th)

ArLiSNAP is seeking candidates for the position of  Coordinator.

The new coordinator will serve a term of 2 years, to be staggered with another coordinator (currently Bryan Loar), beginning May 18th.

Coordinator responsibilities are to facilitate special projects, advance the concerns of students and new professionals within ARLIS/NA, and run the annual meeting and student pub crawl at the annual ARLIS/NA conference. The future coordinator will be heavily involved with the administration of the ArLiSNAP site and will serve as a representative and liaison between ArLiSNAP and other groups within ARLIS/NA.  Candidates do not need to have been present at the Boston meeting in order to run.

To announce your candidacy, please comment on this post with a short biography, including the merits you would bring to this position, your professional or educational experience, and your thoughts on future goals for students and new professionals within ARLIS/NA.  Please post your candidacy by Sunday, May 9th.

Elections will be held using SurveyMonkey from Monday, May 10th through Monday, May 17th. The results will be announced on May 18th.

If you have questions about the position or the election, please feel free to contact current coordinators, Tracy Bergstrom and Bryan Loar.

Recorder Needed: The Engaged Librarian

I too, am looking for a recorder for our panel discussion at the annual conference.

Our discussion is on Saturday the 24th in the 1-2:30pm slot :

Session E:
The Engaged Librarian: Knowledge, Outreach, and Integration for Targeted Service
Two librarians share their research findings and solutions to the difficult problem of getting fine arts faculty and students into the library. By employing different service outreach techniques which specifically targeted these users unique needs, our panelists increased patron knowledge of library resources as well as improved the visibility and perceived value of the library and its staff. Attendees will enjoy lively presentations and take away methodologies which they can apply to their organizations.
Moderator
Sylvia Welsh, Librarian/Archivist, Payette Associates
Speakers
Thesis Committees: Integrating Instruction and Research Into Studio Culture
Yuki Hibben, Collection Librarian for the Arts, James Branch Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University
Improving Outreach to Graduate Students: Learning from Graduate Fellows
Dena Kinney, Director, Outreach and Research Services Fine Arts and Design, Fine Arts and Design Library, University Libraries, University of New Mexico

Sylvia Welsh, MS LIS, Librarian, LEED AP BD+C
Tel: 617-895-1148 Fax: 617-895-1002

swelsh [at] payette [dot] com

P  A  Y  E  T  T  E
285 Summer Street Boston MA 02210
Main Tel: 617-895-1000 Main Fax: 617-895-1002 www.payette.com

Recorder Needed: Confronting the Future

Good morning!   I, too, am seeking a recorder for Session A: “Confronting the Future: Articulating Purpose, Documenting Value” to be held on Saturday, April 24, from 9:00-10:00 AM.   This session will feature two of your favorite colleagues–Jeanne Brown and Jolene de Verges–known for their wisdom and insight in creatively confronting challenging times like these.    Please contact me if you are interested in recording the session, described below:

Confronting the Future: Articulating Purpose, Documenting Value
In this time of great economic uncertainty and fear for the survival of libraries as we know them, we look for creative ways of “future-proofing” the art library and visual resources professions. Whether defending branch services and collections from the onslaught of internal budget cuts, or reshaping our visual resources services and collections to meet the changing external market, we are compelled to identify and effectively share how our libraries are valued. Jeanne Brown will address strategies for using and presenting data within the library and to the larger institution. Jolene de Verges will present ARTstor’s “Shared Shelf” as a model that is giving rise to radically altered roles for VR professionals, and will suggest ways to influence how the future takes shape, both in our institutions and at ARTstor.
Moderator
Betsy Peck Learned, Associate Dean of University Library Services, Roger Williams University
Speakers
Demonstrating Library Value in a Period of Retrenchment
Jeanne Brown, Head, Architecture Studies Library, Art Librarian, Assessment Librarian, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Revolutionary Models for Managing and Sharing Image Collections: What’s Our Future as Image Professionals?
Jolene De Verges, Images Librarian, Rotch Library of Architecture and Planning, MIT

Thank you,

Betsy Peck

Learned Associate Dean of University Libraries Roger Williams University 1 Old Ferry Rd.

elearned [at] rwu [dot] edu