Upcoming professional development 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, and more opportunities below!

 

Adventures in International Librarianship: Living and Working Outside of the United States

Are you interested in finding a job in library and information science outside of North America? Are you curious about what it’s like to live and work in a different culture? If so, please join us for a ELIME-hosted online panel discussion on Tuesday 6 November! Our panelists represent an incredible variety of experiences, and have worked all over the world from Switzerland to Azerbaijan to Japan.

You have two opportunities to attend. The first session will take place at 9am EST, and the second at noon EST. Note that the panelists are different for each session, so you could even attend both for a wider perspective. For more information:http://elime.web.unc.edu/interlib/

 

Call for Proposals: ACRL Image Resources Interest Group ALA Mid-Winter Meeting (held online)

The Association of College and Research Libraries Image Resources Interest Group is accepting proposals for our Mid-Winter meeting, to be held online (using Adobe Connect) on Thurs. Feb. 14, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. CST.

We are seeking proposals for presentations, of about 30 minutes in length, to be followed by questions/answers. Suggested topics include:

Image metadata

Project planning with images

Geolocation metadata

Image collections across systems and platforms

Collaboration with academic departments/community outreach

Visual literacy standards implementation

Digital capture

We are interested in all aspects of image resources and look forward to varied presentations and creative projects.

Please submit proposals or questions to robin.leech@okstate.edu. Proposal deadline is Nov. 30, 2012. Proposals need to include:

Name

Institution

Address

City/State/Zip

Phone

Email

Proposal Title

Brief proposal description (150 words or less)

Expected outcomes

Submitters will be notified by the week of Dec. 10th, 2012.

Please visit https://sites.google.com/site/acrlirig/ for additional information.

 

The ACRL Arts Section is seeking contributors for the Seattle ArtsGuide for the upcoming 2013 ALA Midwinter Conference! The ArtsGuide is a semi-annual guide and customized Google Map developed by theACRL Arts Section’s Publications & Research Committee to help ALA conference attendees find arts-related venues and events in and around host cities. You do not have to be a member to be a contributor, but it’s a great opportunity to get involved with 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 see previous ArtsGuides here:

http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/arts/artswebsite/artsguide/artsguides

Please let me know which section you’re interested in contributing to:

Visual Arts & Museums

Galleries

Architecture

Dance

Music

Theater

Submissions would be due by December 3, 2012. If you’re interested please contact me as soon as possible.

Yvette Cortes

Chair, ACRL Arts Section’s Publications & Research Committee

ycortes@skidmore.edu

 

“Introduction to Spatial Literacy and Online Mapping”

You may use tools like Google Maps in your personal life all the time for locating restaurants and local businesses, driving directions or planning trips via public transportation, but have you considered how this same technology could be used at your library to improve library services? RUSA’s online course “Introduction to Spatial Literacy and Online Mapping” is the perfect opportunity for librarians and library staff from public and academic libraries to gain a basic understanding of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology and learn about specific technologies they may be exposed to at the library. Registration for this course, which runs Nov. 5-25, ends on Thursday, Nov. 1.

REGISTER ONLINE NOW: http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=oloc&Template=/Conference/ConferenceList.cfm&ConferenceTypeCode=L

If you’ve already taken this introductory course or have a good working knowledge of GIS and want to go further, consider enrolling in “Spatial Literacy II: Incorporation of Maps and GIS”, which shows you how to harness these technologies for reference work, library projects, library administration, collection delivery, instruction, outreach and library promotion. The next session of this course begins Dec. 3.

Wouldn’t it be awesome if several of your staff could take this course and your library could reap the benefits in improved library services? Group discounts are available! Rates for two or more registrants from the same library, library network or library system start at $110 per person.

Learn more about all of our courses and webinars at the RUSA online learning page: http://www.ala.org/rusa/development/onlinece

Register online now for this and other upcoming RUSA courses:

http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=oloc&Template=/Conference/ConferenceList.cfm&ConferenceTypeCode=L

Questions about registration? Contact registration@ala.org or (800) 545-2433, option 5.

 

 

CFP, Reviewer, & Webinars

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, internships and more opportunities below!

CFP:

Libraries, Archives, and Museums Area – Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association

The Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association annual conference will be held March 27 – March 30, 2013 at the Wardman Park Marriott in Washington, DC. Scholars from a wide variety of disciplines will meet to share their Popular Culture research and interests. The Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Popular Culture area is soliciting papers dealing with any aspect of Popular Culture as it pertains to libraries, archives, museums, or research. Possible topics include descriptions of research collections or exhibits, studies of popular images of libraries or librarians, relevant analyses of social networking or web resources, Popular Culture in library education, the future of libraries and librarians, or reports on developments in technical services for collecting/preserving Popular Culture materials. Papers from graduate students are welcome. Prospective presenters should enter their proposals in the PCA/ACA 2013 Event Management database at http://ncp.pcaaca.org. The deadline is November 30, 2012. Please direct any queries to the Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Popular Culture area chair:

Allen Ellis

Professor of Library Services

W. Frank Steely Library

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, KY 41099-6101

USA

859-572-5527

ellisa[at]nku[dot]edu

For more information see the associations’ website at: http://pcaaca.org/national-conference-2/

Call for  Reviewers:

The coeditors for ARLIS/NA Reviews (http://www.arlisna.org/pubs/reviews/index.html) are seeking reviewers for the January/February 2013 edition.

You must notify one of the coeditors by no later than Friday, October 12 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 a December 7, 2012 deadline with a 450 word review. Please do not volunteer to review if you doubt you will be able to meet the deadline.

The Ancient Middle Classes: Urban Life and Aesthetics in the Roman Empire 100 BCE – 250 CE, by Emanuel Mayer

The Art of Modern China, by Julia F. Andrews and Kuiyi Shen

The Breathless Zoo: Taxidermy and the Cultures of Longing, by Rachel Poliquin

British Aviation Posters: Art, Design and Flight, by Scott Anthony and Oliver Green

Exchanging Clothes: Habits of Being 2, by Cristina Giorcelli and Paula Rabinowitz, eds.

Manifestations: New Native Art Criticism, Nancy Mithlo, ed.

Oh, Canada: Contemporary Art from North North America, by Denise Markonish, ed.

On the Animation of the Inorganic: Art, Architecture, and the Extension of Life, by Spyros Papapetros

Pop! Design, Culture, Fashion 1956-1976, by Geoffrey Rayner, Richard Chamberlain, and Annamarie Stapleton

Publishing the Fine and Applied Arts 1500-2000, by Robin Myers, Michael Harris, and Giles Madelbrote, eds.

We are also looking for volunteers who are willing to write a dual review of the books below. Both books would be included in a single 600 word review, also due by December 7, 2012.

Mexican Muralism: A Critical History, by Alejandro Anreus, Robin Adele Greeley, and Leonard Folgarait AND

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

Landscape in Photographs, by Karen Hellman and Brett Abbott AND

Sense of Place: European Landscape Photography, by Liz Wells, ed.

Doug Litts & Terrie Wilson

littsd[at]si[dot]edu / wilso398[at]mail[dot]lib[dot]msu[dot]edu

ARLIS/NA Reviews Co-Editors

Webinars:

1. Title: Personal Gadgets and the Library

Presenter: Jason Griffey

Format: Webinar

Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Start Time:

12 Noon Pacific

1PM Mountain

2PM Central

3PM Eastern

This webinar will last approximately one hour. Webinars are free of charge. Please note: we have changed hosting services fromWebEx to Adobe Connect, so we advise you to test your browser before the webinar: http://intesolv.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

For more webinar tips, see: http://infopeople.org/webinar/tips

For more information and to participate in the Tuesday, October 9, 2012 webinar, go to http://infopeople.org/training/personal-gadgets-and-library

Personal electronics such as tablet computers, ebook readers, MP3 players, and more are now a common part of our information interactions in the library world. Customers are checking gadgets out from us, asking us for content that can be loaded on them, and at times just wishing that we could help them use them more effectively.

This webinar will give a broad overview of personal electronics in libraries, focusing on iOS and Android based devices and their management, from both a user and staff perspective.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

•Understand abilities and limitations of both iOS (Apple) and Android systems

•Have a set of tools to explore in management of both

•Know where to go for help with personal electronics

This webinar will be of interest to anyone that provides services in or around libraries, to either users of the library or to the staff of the library.

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

 

2. Title: Telling Your Story: Five Secrets for Successful Career Growth and Advancement

Webinar Series: Expanding Your Career Potential

Presenters: Deb Hunt and David Grossman

Format: Webinar

Date: Wednesday, October 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. Please note: we have changed hosting services fromWebEx to Adobe Connect, so we advise you to test your browser before the webinar: http://intesolv.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

For more webinar tips, see: http://infopeople.org/webinar/tips

For more information and to participate in the Wednesday, October 10, 2012

webinar, go to http://infopeople.org/training/telling-your-story

How can librarians and information professionals:

Learn the secrets to the type of successful interactions that will lead to career growth and advancement?

Develop talking points to effectively convey their story to maximize their potential for career growth and advancement?

Learn how to take advantage of every opportunity, no matter how brief, to tell an encapsulated version of their story?

Maximize their chances of always getting to “yes”?

Become aware and gain access to the wide variety of job opportunities that take them beyond the limitations of the “L” word.

In today’s complex, fast changing world, having the right skills is not enough for those seeking career growth and advancement. Librarians and information professionals also need to communicate well and effectively tell their story. This webinar helps librarians and information professionals develop the necessary “talking points” to help them communicate their most important message and formulate an encapsulated version of their talking points to be able to take advantage of every window of opportunity, regardless of how brief it might be. Librarians and information professionals often miss some of the best career opportunities because they are stuck on the “L” word. This webinar will help attendees locate and identify many career opportunities that are outside the “L” word and help them prepare to take advantage of those opportunities.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

Understand the importance of successful interactions for career growth and advancement

Learn the five secrets of successful interactions with colleagues, management and gatekeepers in their organizations

Know how to develop convincing talking points, including an “elevator pitch,” that will assure their success in any situation

Learn how to use their talking points to get buy-in and get to “yes” as quickly and often as possible

Know how to prepare themselves for one of the numerous alternative career opportunities readily available to librarians and information professionals

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 acquire new skills.

Webinars are free of charge, you can pre-register by clicking on the Join Webinar button now or go directly to the webinar by clicking on Join Webinar on the day of the event on the Adobe Connect server. If you pre-registered you can use your email address and password you created to speed up entry to the webinar. If you did not preregister and you login within 30 minutes of the event you can enter as a guest without a password.

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

Educational opportunities- free webinar & more!

Remember, for ongoing opportunities and deadlines please visit the Educational Opportunities Calendar.

Free Webinar: Developing Your Plan for Successful Career Growth and Advancement

Presenters: Deb Hunt and David Grossman

Format: Webinar

Date: Tuesday, August 14, 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 Tuesday, August 14, 2012 webinar, go to http://infopeople.org/training/developing-your-plan

The first webinar in this series focused broadly on skills that are needed in the contemporary library environment, and where to find training in those skills. This webinar will focus on your individual skills and skill gaps. Determining the specific combination of skills you need to acquire in order to advance your career or take it in a different direction can be a daunting challenge.

How can you:
Determine which skills are essential for pursuing your chosen career path?
Craft a plan to acquire the critical skills that may be lacking or increase your level of competency for skills you already possess?
Acquire the new skills necessary for career advancement if you are unable to attain those them within the confines of your current job?
Successfully break through these barriers and smooth the way to career growth and expansion?
Design and create a resume that will rise to the top of the pile and maximize you chances of landing your dream job?
In this one-hour webinar, participants will learn a number of proven strategies to acquire new skills and be shown how to formulate a plan to attain those new skills or bolster the skills they already possess. They also learn how to successfully overcome some of the greatest barriers to career growth. Finally, they learn how to redesign their resumes to garner maximum impact.
At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:
Be able to generate a customized list of the skills they need and levels of expertise they must attain in order to move their careers forward and meet their career objectives.
Be able to conceptualize and prioritize their skill acquisition strategies to meet their career objectives.
Be able to create a customized plan for the acquisition of new skills or improvement of existing skills to meet their career objectives.
Learn how to overcome the five biggest obstacles for career advancement
Know how to rewrite their resume to stand out from the crowd and maximize their chances of success.
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.
This is part of a series of four webinars. The other presentations can found at:
Webinar 1: Identifying and Acquiring New Skills: The Key to Career Growth and Advancement July 10, 2012
Webinar 2: Developing Your Plan for Successful Career Growth and Advancement August 14, 2012
Webinar 3: Successful Librarians Share Their Stories of Career Growth and Advancement Coming in September 2012
Webinar 4: Telling Your Story: Five Secrets for Successful Career Growth and Advancement Coming in October 2012
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

Submit reports for “E-Resources Round Up” column 

If you attended ALA Annual or other professional conferences this summer, you are invited to submit reports for programs dealing with electronic resources in libraries to the “E-Resources Round Up” column for volume 24, number 4 of the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship (JERL).

The “E-Resource Round Up” column is dedicated to helping JERL readers better understand topics related to the ever-changing world of electronic resources and their roles in libraries. It covers developments in the areas of new and emerging technologies and systems related to electronic resources and the digital environment; reports from professional discussion groups, meetings, presentations, and conferences; news and trends related to electronic resource librarianship; tips and suggestions on various aspects of working with electronic resources; opinion pieces; vendor activities; and upcoming events of potential interest to JERL readers.

Your contribution to the column does not have to be lengthy, and could be on any of the topics listed above. This could be an ideal opportunity for you to report on sessions you attended that may benefit others in our profession. If you are interested in submitting a program report, please check with the presenters first to make sure they are not planning to write their own version for publication.

The editors would like to receive contributions to the column by Friday, August 17, 2012.

If you have a submission or questions, please contact the column editors:

Bob Wolverton
Mississippi State University Libraries
(662) 325-4618
bwolverton[at]library[dot]msstate[dot]edu

Karen Davidson
Mississippi State University Libraries
(662) 325-3018
kdavidson[at]library[dot]msstate[dot]edu

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation
Session: September 10 – October 5, 2012

Four-week online course that introduces participants to the principles, policies and practices of preservation in libraries and archives. It is designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all levels of responsibility. Provides tools to begin extending the useful life of library collections.

Course components:
Preservation as a formal library function, and how it reflects and supports the institutional mission
The primary role of preventive care, including good storage conditions, emergency planning, and careful handling of collections
The history and manufacture of physical formats and how this impacts on preservation options
Standard methods of care and repair, as well as reformatting options
Challenges in preserving digital content and what the implications are for the future of scholarship
This course is one-third of the Collection Management Elective course approved by the Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSCP).

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

For additional details, registration, and contact information please see: http://www.ala.org/alcts/conf! events/upcoming/webcourse/fpres/ol_templ

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration[at]ala[dot]org. For all other questions or comments related to the web courses, cont! act Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext.! 5034 or alctsce[at]ala[dot]org.
To view this Event in Connect, go to http://connect.ala.org/node/184047

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Remaking Research: Emerging Research Practices in Art and Design

Remaking Research: Emerging Research Practices in Art and Design invites artists, designers and educators to submit proposals for Featured Research Projects to be presented at the symposium.
Remaking Research is an AICAD ‘working symposium’ centred on the discourse, pragmatics and possibilities of creative practice as research, both within art and design institutions and in the context of interdisciplinary, inter-institutional, and partnered relations taking place at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, Canada from November 1-3, 2012.

We are currently accepting proposals to present research projects that address the Remaking Research Symposium themes:
The Production of Knowledge in Art and Design
The Political Economies of Art and Design Research
Networked and Partnered Research Practice
The ten-minute Featured Research Projects presentations are an opportunity to share a project or collaboration.
To submit a proposal to present a Featured Research Project, please send the following information to remaking[at]ecuad[dot]ca:
your name and institution
a short description of your project (300- 500 words)
no more than 5 images (jpeg or pdf)
an indication of the theme to which your project responds
DEADLINE: Thursday, September 20, 2012
SUBMIT TO: remaking[at]ecuad[dot]ca
PLEASE NOTE: Remaking Research is not able to support travel or conference fees for those presenting Featured Research Projects. We are happy, however, to support your participation by providing a letter confirming your contribution.

Conference, CFP, and Webinar

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.

2012 Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum

The 2012 Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum is seeking proposals for presentations, panel discussions, workshops, research updates, and hands-on, problem-solving sessions. The Forum is a working meeting where DLF members come together to discover better methods of working through sharing and collaboration. Participation is open to all those interested in contributing to and playing an active part in the successful future of digital libraries, museums and archives services and collections.
Managing the digital content lifecycle is a complex challenge, requiring creative and collaborative approaches. In that spirit, and to maximize the Forum’s benefit and better facilitate the community’s work, the Forum’s schedule will provide many opportunities to actively engage and network.
For the 2012 DLF Forum, the Program Planning Committee is requesting proposals within the broad framework of digital collections and their effect on libraries, museums and archives services, infrastructure, resources, and organizational priorities. Proposals should strive to contribute to the following topics:

  • Digital technology design
  • Management and assessment
  • Data
  • Collaboration

We welcome proposals on these and other areas from current community members and non-members who are interested in joining the DLF community. For more detailed examples, please see the 2011 DLF Forum schedule: http://www.diglib.org/forums/2011forum/schedule/.

Session genres include:
Presentations and Panels: Traditional lecture format with question-and-answer sessions. Speakers are requested to use only half of the allocated time for the presentation, including how they wish to engage the DLF community in their work. The second half of the session should focus on conversations about next steps, engagement with the community, and clarification of points raised during the presentation.
Workshops: In-depth, hands-on training about a tool, technique, workflow, etc. You can recommend a topic or trainer, or you can volunteer to share your own expertise.
Research Updates: An opportunity for those working in digital collections research to present their preliminary findings for community feedback and discussion.

Working Sessions: Creative problem solvers, including project managers, developers, and/or administrators, gather to address a specific problem. This does not have to be a computational problem. The approach can be applied to workflow issues, metadata transformations, or other complex problems that would benefit from a collective, dynamic solution approach.
Community Showcase: A modified poster session. Presenters will have the opportunity to interact with Forum participants to discuss their current research projects, and/or demonstrate tools or services they have developed or are using in their digital library environment. Demos must include a poster element.
Proposal Submission Guidelines and Evaluation Procedures
Complete proposals should be submitted using the online submission form(http://www.diglib.org/forums/2012forum/2012-dlf-forum-proposal-submission-form/) by 11:59 PM on July 1, 2012. Proposals must include a title, session leader, session genre, proposal description (maximum 300 words), and proposal abstract (maximum 100 words).
After an initial review by the Program Planning Committee, all proposals will be posted on the DLF website for community polling. The community vote will be taken into consideration, and the Program Planning Committee will make the final decisions. Those submitting complete proposals will be notified of their status by August 10, 2012. Presenters will be guaranteed a registration place.

Archives and Activism

Call for Papers

“The rebellion of the archivist against his normal role is not, as so many scholars fear, the politicizing of a neutral craft, but the humanizing of an inevitably political craft.”
— Howard Zinn “Secrecy, Archives, and the Public Interest,” Vol. II, No. 2 (1977) of Midwestern Archivist.

The boundaries between “archivist” and “activist” have become increasingly porous, rendering ready distinctions between archivists (traditionally restricted to the preservation of records, maintaining accountability, and making critical information available to the communities they serve) and activists (who, with greater frequency, look to archives or adopt elements of archival practice as a means of documenting their struggles) virtually unsustainable. In the past year, archivists and citizen activists collaborated to document the Occupy Wall Street movement, and archivists committed to open government worked with the New York City Council to advocate for keeping the Municipal Archives as an independent city agency. While the apparent convergence of archival and activist worlds may appear a timely and relevant topic, these distinct communities often deliberate their roles separately with little dialogue.

The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York and the New School Archives and Special Collections are sponsoring a symposium to bring together a diverse group of archivists, activists, students, and theorists with the aim of facilitating discussion of their respective concerns.  Among its proposed topics, the symposium will address potential roles that archivists may engage in as activists, as well as how archivists can assume a greater role in documenting and contributing toward social and political change.

Possible areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

-Archivists documenting the work of activists and activist movements
-Activists confronting traditional archival practice
-Possible models for an emergent “activist archives”
-Methodologies for more comprehensively documenting activism
-Archivist and activist collaborations -Community-led archives and repositories operating outside of the archivalestablishment
-Archives as sites of knowledge (re)production and in(ter)vention -Relational paradigms for mapping the interplay of power, justice, and archives
-Critical pedagogy in the reference encounter
-Interrogating preconceptions and misunderstandings that obscure common goals

Date: Friday, October 12, 2012

Location: Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, The New School

All individual presentations will be 20 minutes long (10 page paper).
Submissions must include a title, name of author and institutional affiliation (if applicable), abstract (250 words max), and indication of technological requirements.
Individual papers or entire panel proposals accepted.

Deadline for Proposals: Proposals should be emailed to admin@nycarchivists.org by August 1, 2012.

Embedded Librarians: What, Why, & How

Date/ Time: Tuesday, June 26, 2012

10:00 am – 12:00 noon EDT

Location: Online – Your desk or conference room.
Registration: $10 SCRLC members; $15 non-members; $25 Groups
Audience: This workshop is appropriate for all librarians and staff, especially those who work with distance learning students and remote library users. Academic and school library staff are encouraged to attend.
Tech Support: You will need –

• An Internet-connected computer

• Computer speakers or phone for sound

• Computer projector if a group is ‘attending’

Funding: This training is funded in part by Federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Embedded librarianship is a great way to reach distance and remote patrons and bring services and resources to them wherever they are.  But the term embedded librarian does not mean just one thing: it is an umbrella term that includes a number of service models and levels of activity.  What, exactly, are the service models, and how can a library choose and implement the best model to fit their needs?  This session will examine best practices for embedded librarianship by looking at several successful models and considering goals, design, and assessment of an embedded librarian program.

Presenter:
Laura Saunders received her PhD from Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science in May 2010.  She was a reference librarian and branch manager of the Career Resource Library for Simmons College, where she provided reference and instruction services, as well as participated in collection development, Web page maintenance, and marketing of library services.  While completing her PhD, she worked as an adjunct faculty member.  Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at Simmons College, teaching in the areas of reference, evaluation of information services, information literacy, and academic libraries. Her first book, Information Literacy as a Student Learning Outcome:  The Perspective of Institutional Accreditation comes out in June 2011. Her research interests include information literacy, assessment, accreditation, reference services, and the place of libraries in higher education.  She has had articles published in The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Library & Information Science Research, College & Research Libraries, and portal: Libraries and the Academy.

Workshop: Intro to Archival Processing (Arrangement/Description)

Introduction to Archival Processing Workshop

Friday, May 20, 2011
Vermont History Center, Barre, Vermont
Full day workshop, 9:00 – 5:00 (Registration begins at 8:30)
Cost: $70 NEA and VHS Member, $85 Non-Member (includes A Guide for Processing Manuscript Collections)
Registration Deadline: Friday, May, 6, 2011
Maximum Enrollment: 25

Instructor: Bruce P. Stark, Retired Assistant State Archivist, Connecticut State Library

This intermediate-level workshop will focus on day-to-day decisions in arranging and describing archival and manuscript collections that have minimal order. It includes discussion of finding aid design, elements of finding aids, guidelines for establishing series and subseries, basic conservation practices, handling problem materials, restrictions, sensitive subject matter, and guidelines for appraisal and weeding. Registrants are encouraged to bring processing questions and all participants will receive a copy of A Guide for Processing Manuscript Collections, written by the instructor.

Bruce Stark has a Ph.D. in history from the University of Connecticut and has been an archivist for more than thirty years. He has been in charge of processing programs at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscripts Library, the University of Connecticut, and Connecticut State Library and given presentations and conducted numerous workshops on manuscript processing. He retired as Assistant State Archivist on July 1, 2009.

Registration form and Directions

(h/t: New England Archivists)

Emergency & Disaster Preparedness Workshop in Charlotte, NC

The North Carolina Connecting to Collections Project (C2C) will be sponsoring an Emergency & Disaster Preparedness workshop on April 11, 2011 hosted by the Charlotte Museum of History for staff, board members, and volunteers who are interested in preserving and protecting cultural heritage when faced with emergency situations. The workshop will be led by Matthew Hunt, C2C’s Disaster Preparedness Coordinator.

Disasters come in many forms—Natural, Human-generated, Intentional, and Unintentional—and all are capable of causing significant property damage. Through this workshop we will give cultural institutions the tools and training to start their disaster planning and response preparations. We will all face a disaster one day, and our success after it will depend on our preparation for it. This workshop will cover the importance of planning for emergency situations, the elements of a disaster plan and why we need to test existing plans.

The workshop will open with an information session about C2C and NC ECHO; questions, feedback, and networking are encouraged. Participants in the C2C sessions have a unique opportunity to help improve how cultural heritage institutions (museums, archives, libraries, and historic sites) care for a wide variety of artifacts, books, papers, and other objects of our state’s cultural past. C2C project staff wants input on what types of workshops are needed. Additional workshops on collections conservation care and disaster preparedness will be offered in the future.

The North Carolina Connecting to Collections Project is an IMLS grant-funded initiative aimed at helping institutions better care for their collections. A variety of partner organizations have made this project possible: Federation of NC Historical Societies, NC Museums Council, NC Preservation Consortium, State Historic Records Advisory Board, and Society of NC Archivists.

Register at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/disasterpreparednesscharlotte

Registration Fee: $10

Make checks or money orders payable to: NC Department of Cultural Resources

Send checks or money orders to:

Michelle Vaughn
Connecting to Collections
4610 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4610

Please mail a copy of your registration with your registration check.

Fundraising for Preservation and Conservation workshops

Fundraising for Preservation and Conservation workshops

Presented by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts
WATERFORD, NY – APRIL 27, 2011

Hosted and cosponsored by:

Bureau of Historic Sites
Peebles Island Resource Center (PIRC)
Division for Historic Preservation
NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and
Historic Preservation

RICHMOND, VA – APRIL 29, 2011

Hosted by:

Maymont Foundation

Cosponsored by:

Virginia Association of Museums
Virginia Conservation Association

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Through thoughtful planning and effective grant writing, your organization can be competitive in the race for public and private funding to preserve cultural collections. This workshop will examine the planning process that funders want to see in place and the components that make a grant request compelling. With examples drawn from success stories at museums, historic sites, libraries, and archives, program participants will gain an understanding of how to effectively develop and implement a funding strategy to raise money for their collections.

The workshop will address:

§  Planning: Moving from a preservation needs assessment to a funding strategy

§  Potential funding sources: Triaging your time to focus on your best funding prospects

§  Writing the request: Anticipating the funder’s questions and answering them concisely

§  Evaluation: Incorporating the new standards

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Lee Price, Director of Development at the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts, has worked as a fundraising consultant for many regional and national cultural institutions.  He has written successful grant requests for preservation funding from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Save America’s Treasures.

LOCATIONS, DATES & TIMES

Waterford, NY – April 27, 2011
Peebles Island Resource Center (PIRC)
Peebles Island State Park
Waterford, NY 12188

Richmond, VA- April 29, 2011
Maymont
1700 Hampton Street
Richmond, VA  23220

Program Times

8:45 am – 9:15 am: Registration & Refreshments
9:15 am – 4:45 pm: Program
4:45 pm: Optional Tours: Maymont Mansion, Richmond, VA & Conservation Laboratory, PIRC, Waterford, NY

Registration & Payment

Program Fee: $110
Registration Deadline: 2 weeks prior to program date
Registration, secure credit card payment, and additional program information are available at:
www.ccaha.org/education/program-calendar

NOTES

§  Lunch will not be provided. However, a list of local restaurants will be available and
participants are welcome to bring lunch.

§  Refunds will be given until two weeks prior to the program date, minus a $25 cancellation fee.

§  If you have special needs, please contact CCAHA three weeks prior to the workshop date so that accommodations can be made.

COURSE CREDITS

The Academy of Certified Archivists will award five Accreditation Recertification Credits (ARCs) to eligible Certified Archivists (CAs) attending this program. For more information, go to: www.certifiedarchivists.org.

The Virginia Association of Museums (VAM) will award one credit in External Affairs or Collections Management to students in the Virginia Certificate in Museum Management program who attend this program. For more information about the VAM program, go to: www.vamuseums.org

This program was made possible with generous funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

To learn more about CCAHA and its programs and services, please visit our website at www.ccaha.org.

Questions? Call CCAHA Preservation Services at 215.545.0613 or email them at pso@ccaha.org.

SEI 2011 Registration / SEI Kress Scholarship applications due Feb. 11

Registration is open for SEI 2011 & SEI Kress Scholarship applications due Feb. 11

The SUMMER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR VISUAL RESOURCES AND IMAGE MANAGEMENT 2011
Held at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque from June 7-10, 2011.
http://www.vrafoundation.org/sei2011/

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) are pleased to announce that registration for the 2011 Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management is open through April 15, 2011 ( will close earlier if all available slots are filled).  Please register early to assure your attendance.

Past Institutes have been attended by visual resources professionals new to the field, those currently enrolled in library schools who wish to augment their experience with image management training, and more experienced professionals eager to update their skill sets in response to fast-changing technological advancements. Expert instructors will cover intellectual property rights, digital imaging, metadata and cataloguing, the application of social and new media in visual resources, the product environment, strategic planning, professional development, and future directions for the profession.

Reminder: Applications for the Kress Foundation SEI Scholarships must be submitted by February 11, 2011.

For additional information and to register, please visit the SEI webpage, http://www.vrafoundation.org/sei2011/.

Marketing event for Atlanta-area emerging librarians

If you live in/ near Atlanta, you might want to check out this upcoming event (Via the Georgia Library Association listserv):

LIBRARY MARKETING

WHEN:  Saturday, March 13, 2010, 3 – 5 PM

COST: Free

Atlanta Emerging Librarians (AEL) and Special Library Association (SLA), Georgia Chapter, join together to host an information program on library marketing.  Dr. Christie Koontz from the Florida State SLIS program will speak about the importance of marketing library services and how to plan effective promotional strategies.

Dr. Koontz is the Director of GeoLib, a program that offers digital geographic information and marketing solutions to libraries.  Dr. Koontz teaches marketing and conducts research at Florida State, as well as serving on several committees of state, national and international library and information organizations.

Event RSVP and info page: http://aelslalibrarymarketing.eventbrite.com/

Professional development in Visual Resources: Kress Scholarship and Simmons workshop

Samuel H. Kress Foundation Summer Educational Institute Scholarships for SEI Pro 2010

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation, http://www.kressfoundation.org/,  has generously agreed to sponsor four scholarships for this year’s Summer Educational Institute:  SEI Pro 2010SEI Pro will be held at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM, from June 8 to June 11, 2010.  It is an intensive workshop intended to provide advanced instruction in visual resources and image collection management.  ARLIS/NA and the VRAF are developing a special curriculum to offer in-depth training that is often not found in library and information science degree programs.   We are grateful to the Kress Foundation’s ongoing support of this valuable institute.

If you are interested in applying for a Kress Foundation Summer Educational Institute Scholarship, information can be found on the website, http://www.vrafoundation.org/sei2010/ .

Kress Summer Educational Institute Scholarship recipients will each receive $625 for tuition, room, and incidentals.

To apply please send a current curriculum vitae, a brief essay (500 words or less) describing the reasons why you want to attend SEI Pro 2010 and how the experience will fit into your career goals.  Please include a description of financial need.

Please send the application in electronic form to:

Alix Reiskind

areiskind [at] gsd [dot] harvard [dot]edu

Co-Chair SEI Implementation Team and Visual Resources Librarian

Frances Loeb Library

Harvard Graduate School of Design

48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA  02138

Phone: 617.496.8673

Applications will be accepted from January 4, 2010 through February 12, 2010.  Recipients will be notified no later than March 21, 2010.

You may contact Alix Reiskind with any questions.

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Simmons GSLIS Continuing Education is pleased to offer a special three-day workshop:

Digital Image Curation: Creating a New Field of Practice

Dates: March 11-13, 2010

Presenters: Dr. Martha Mahard and Dr. Ross Harvey (Simmons College) and guest speakers

Location: Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Boston, MA

Digital images, like all digital objects, need careful attention if we are to keep them usable in the future. Digital curation provides a way of looking at the issues that need to be addressed to achieve this aim. This three-day workshop is intended for librarians, archivists and other information professionals concerned with managing digital images. It uses the DCC Curation Lifecycle Model as the framework for presentations, discussion and practical exercises about how to curate digital image collections.

Costs: $599 for registration and payment before January 31, 2010; $699 thereafter. (Costs include continental breakfasts, afternoon snacks, meal tickets for lunch at the Simmons cafeteria, and a reception on the first evening.)

Limited to 25 students.

For more information and to view the workshop schedule, please visit the Digital Image Curation page: http://www.simmons.edu/gslis/careers/continuing-education/workshops/offsite.php