Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Seminar - Cultural Heritage at Risk: Art and Book Theft

Announcing a full-day seminar at the Wexner Center for the Arts on the
campus of The Ohio State University. The conference is presented by the
Heartland Chapter of the IFCPP.

On behalf of the Heartland Chapter of the International Foundation for
Cultural Property Protection ( ), we would like to
invite you to attend a seminar November 10th 2009 at the Wexner Center
for the Arts ( ).

The seminar is titled Cultural Heritage at Risk: Art and Book Theft:
Past, Present and Future. This is conference for curators, librarians,
registrars, archivists, security and law enforcement officers, private
collectors, and any persons responsible for cultural property protection.

More details:,com_eventlist/Itemid,22/id,7/view,details/

Too often we are isolated within our sphere of expertise and influence,
this conference is engineered to gather colleagues from across the
spectrum to enhance your network and foster new approaches. It also
seems Hollywood has shaped the way others view theft in the art world.
We will explore the past, present and future of cultural property
protection, separate fact from fiction and provide tools that you can
use to shape your institution.

Space is limited.

Douglas McGrew, CIPM II
Manager, Security Operations
University Security Services
The Wexner Center for the Arts
1871 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Phone (614) 247-8158
Fax (614) 292-6865

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Scholarship - Museum Computer Network

The Museum Computer Network is delighted to offer the Digital Asset Management Scholarship sponsored by Extensis. This scholarship is designed to help offset costs to attend the MCN annual conference in November.

The annual meeting provides an occasion where you can meet and learn from experts on the technology topics challenging today’s museums. It’s also a great time for networking and establishing new relationships to strengthen your resources for the coming year.


Thanks to Extensis, a limited number of scholarships are available to help offset the costs of attending MCN’s 2009 annual conference. The scholarship will provide 50% off MCN conference registration and automatic registration in the digital asset management workshop offered at the conference.

Anyone who is interested in digital image management! The scholarship is open to MCN members and non-members alike.

Museum Information, Museum Efficiency: Doing More with Less
37th Annual MCN Conference
November 11-14, 2009
Portland, Oregon

The annual MCN conference offers tremendous personal and professional benefits and rewards. Not only do attendees gain professional knowledge from sessions, they also have the opportunity to network with professionals from around the world.

Complete the Digital Asset Management Scholarship Application and submit according to instructions available online at

Submission deadline is October 9, 2009 and winners will be announced the following week.

Questions? Please contact Jana Hill, 2009 Scholarship Committee chair,

CFP - Handheld Librarian

Handheld Librarian II conference online – February 17 and 18, 2010!

THEME: Alliance Library System and LearningTimes invite librarians, library staff, vendors, graduate students, and developers to submit proposals for programs related to the topic of mobile library services for the online conference. Proposals are due November 1, 2009.

TOPICS: The Handheld Librarian II conference will feature interactive, live online sessions and links to recorded events following the conference. We are interested in a broad range of submissions that highlight current, evolving and future issues in mobile library services. These include but are not limited to the following themes:

· Ebooks and audiobooks

· Managing mobile content: eBooks, Journals, video and more

· Mobilizing the library: web presence, OPACs, databases and other electronic resources

· Promoting mobile services and using mobile devices to promote traditional library services

· Information security on mobile devices

· Access to and licensing of databases on mobile devices

· Mobile products and services in the medical library

· Text Message reference service

· Vendor development

· iPhone applications

PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS: This conference accepts proposals for presentations delivered in several online formats:

· A featured 45 minute presentation

· Panel discussion with others (10 minutes of presentation)

· Virtual Roundtable discussions on selected topics

· Virtual poster presentation

Submit proposals by November 1 to:

You will be notified by December 15 if your proposal has been accepted.


· Conduct an online session using Adobe Connect

· Provide a photo, bio and program description for the conference website by December 31, 2009

· Respond to questions from attendees

· Attend an online 30-60 minute training on Adobe Connect prior to the conference

Thank you for considering a submission for conference participation. If you have questions, please contact:

· Lori Bell, Alliance Library System,

· John Walber, LearningTimes,

· Tom Peters, TAP Information Services,

Monday, September 28, 2009

Webinar - NISO on RDA

RDA is coming! Are you ready for the transition from AACR? Understand from
the experts just how this change came about and what's different. And find
out what can be learned from the actual usage by catalogers of the available
MARC fields.

Register now for NISO's October webinar on Bibliographic Control Alphabet
Soup: AACR to RDA and Evolution of MARC, to be held on Wednesday, October
14, 2009 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). Can't make it then? Register
anyway and view the recorded version at your convenience.

Diane Hillmann (Director of Metadata Initiatives, Information Institute of
Syracuse) will provide an overview of "RDA Elements and Vocabularies: a Step
Forward from MARC." RDA elements and vocabularies represent the distillation
of library descriptive knowledge, optimized for use within an environment
that speaks XML, RDF, and linked data, and expressed in an FRBR-aware

Barbara Tillett (Chief, Policy and Standards Division, Library of Congress)
will review "There to Here to There -- AACR2 and RDA." Learn how what
started as AACR2 evolved into an entirely new approach that required a
different name.

William Moen (Associate Professor, School of Library and Information
Sciences, University of North Texas) will discuss results from the
IMLS-sponsored research project: "Data-driven Evidence for Core MARC
Records." The project team examined 56 million WorldCat bibliographic
records and analyzed patterns of use by catalogers of available

For more information and to register, visit the event webpage
( Registration is per
site (access for one computer) and includes access to the online recorded
archive of the webinar for one year. NISO and NASIG members receive a
discounted member rate. A student discount is also available.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Grant - Photographic research

>The Peter E. Palmquist Memorial Fund for Historical Photographic Research
>is now accepting grant applications. The application is at
> This year's grant application deadline is Monday,
>November 2, 2009, and awards range from $400 to $1,000. The Fund
>supports the study of under-researched women photographers
>internationally, past and present, and under-researched Western American
>photographers before 1900. Preference is given to independent researchers.
>An independent researcher is someone who controls his or her own research
>projects, intellectually and financially. The person can be a freelancer
>or affiliated with a university or other institution, but cannot be
>conducting research under the supervision or direction of another person
>or entity, either as a trainee, a postdoctoral fellow, or as a research
>assistant or associate. Doctoral candidates who are writing their
>dissertations and need financial assistance to complete their research
>will also be considered. Nonprofit institutions with a focus on women in
>photography or Western American photography before 1900 may also apply for
>A small panel of outside consultants with professional expertise in the
>field of photohistory and/or grant reviewing will review the applications
>of independent researchers in order to determine the awards. Applications
>will be judged on the quality of the proposal, the ability of the
>applicant to carry out the project within the proposed budget and
>timeline, and the significance of the project to the field of photographic
>history. Each recipient of the award will agree to donate, upon completion
>of the project, a copy of the resulting work (i.e., published book,
>unpublished report, thesis, etc.) to the Humboldt Area Foundation to
>submit to the Peter Palmquist Archive at Yale University's Beinecke Rare
>Book & Manuscript Library. Recipients will be notified on November 30, 2009.
>Please contact Heather Hostler, Program Officer, Humboldt Area
>Foundation, Eureka, CA for the application and with any
>questions. Humboldt Area Foundation, Eureka, CA: 707-442-2993,
>Heather K. Hostler
>Program Officer
>Humboldt Area Foundation
>373 Indianola Road
>Bayside, Ca 95524
>(707) 442-2993 x 334
>(707) 442-3811 fax

Grant - Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections

The Division of Preservation and Access at the National Endowment for the Humanities has announced Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections, a new preventive conservation grant program. Funds are available for both Planning and Evaluation Projects and Implementation Projects.

Applications must be received by December 8, 2009.

Institutions applying for Planning and Evaluation projects should consider some of the consulting services available from IPI. These grants (which award up to $40,000) are designed to help institutions assess risks to collections and identify realistic approaches for mitigating them. Your institution may want to:

* Examine passive and low-energy alternatives to conventional energy-intensive systems for managing environmental conditions;
* Analyze existing climate control systems and the performance characteristics of buildings and building envelopes to develop a plan for improved operation and energy efficiency;
* Evaluate the effectiveness of preventive conservation strategies previously implemented, including performance upgrades to systems and building envelopes.

The granting agency recommends that you involve an interdisciplinary team appropriate to the goals of the project. An internal project team of collection care and facility management staff should work with consultants including architects, building engineers, conservation scientists, conservators, curators, and other specialists.

NEH Implementation Grants (with awards of up to $400,000) can support management of interior relative humidity and temperature by passive methods such as creating buffered spaces and housing, controlling moisture at its sources, or improving the thermal and moisture performance of a building envelope. Funds can also be used for installing or re-commissioning heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems; installing storage systems and rehousing collections; improving security and the protection of collections from fire, flood, and other disasters; and upgrading lighting systems and controls to achieve levels suitable for collections that are energy efficient.

Grant application guidelines are available on the NEH Web site. Please contact the division for more information by emailing or calling (202) 606-8570.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Workshop - Grant Writing

In these tough economic times, libraries are relying more and more on fundraising and grant writing. Alliance Library System and Learning Times are co-sponsoring “The Art of Grant Writing and Fundraising” on Thursday November 19 as an online conference to help libraries meet the challenge of finding funding in these tough times. The program will offer a number of programs for beginners through intermediate and advanced levels of all aspects of grant writing and fundraising. Sirsi-Dynix is sponsoring this conference. The day will kick off at 10 am central time/11 am Eastern time and run through 4:30 pm central/5:30 pm Eastern.

Keynote speakers include Peter Pearson who is President of the Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library in Minnesota. This organization is unique in that it is both a Friends Group and a Foundation. The organization has assets of approximately 12 million dollars at its disposal. Pearson recently spoke at ALA and will discuss how the economy is or isn’t affecting fundraising and basics to keep in mind for success at fundraising. Kitty Pope, Executive Director of the Alliance Library System, is the second keynote speaker. She will speak on grant writing and how in today’s world, it takes a team to plan and implement successful grant writing and projects. No longer is grant writing done by one person; now successful grant projects require the support of the entire organization and staff on all levels with various expertise to see a successful grant from start to implementation of and reporting on the project.

Other speakers include: Lisa Valdez from San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science; Chuck Thomas, IMLS; Stephanie Gerding and Pam McKellar, authors of the grants for libraries blog; Tari Hughes, Nashville Public Library Foundation; Tom Peters, TAP Information Services; Allison Miller of the Internet Public Library; and a variety of other highly qualified speakers.

For more information on this conference, check out The cost of the one day online event is $69.00. For a group, the price is $99.00. If this registration fee is a hardship, please contact Lori Bell at for a discount coupon of $20 off registration price. Library students can attend for free – contact Lori Bell for information.

This workshop is part of a three event series offered by Alliance Library System and Learning Times. The second online event on Handheld and Mobile Library Services will be a two-day conference offered on February 17 and 18, and the third is a conference on Innovation to be offered on May 12. Keynote speakers for the Handheld event include Joe Murphy, Yale University. Keynote speaker for the Innovation conference is Helene Blowers of Columbus Ohio Metropolitan Library. Discounts are available for attending all three. To attend all three conferences as an individual is $150 and for groups is $199. For more information and to register, please go to

Other Program Highlights

Winning Grants for Libraries 101: Discover the confidence and knowledge you need to successfully win library grant funding. Find out where to easily locate grant opportunities, learn a step-by-step method for writing grant proposals, and hear about real library grant success stories. Stephanie Gerding and Pam MacKellar, experienced on both sides of the grant process and authors of books and articles on library grants, will provide practical advice, ideal for librarians who are new to grants.

Strategies to Secure Private Sector Grants: Lisa Valdez will talk about how to develop a grant seeking strategy for your library that includes private sector grants. How can you find private foundations and corporate giving programs that are interested in libraries? How can you identify funders that may be interested in your project? What are the first steps you need to take in approaching a private funder? What makes a grant proposal more compelling to a private funder? How can you tailor each application to target the funder’s specific interests? If you’re intimidated by the grant seeking process or wonder how to get started with private sector grants, this workshop will provide ideas and encouragement.

Individual and Planned Giving Strategies: Chris Watkins will provide a program The program will take a step-by-step approach to building a giving pyramid, starting with your broadest base of support and narrowing to your strongest donors. Strategies for engaging your board, expanding your giving circle, building an annual fund, and cultivating planned gifts will be discussed, with examples of successful practices and suggested additional resources.

Project Management: Alison Miller will share methods and ideas on project management from project start up through project sustainability and evaluation. She will also share information that will help with project success and identify some obstacles and solutions for project fluency.

Fundraising in Libraries a Panel Discussion: Join experts from academic and public libraries across the country for a discussion of issues relating to fundraising for libraries. Panelists will discuss issues libraries face when developing and implementing fundraising campaigns and programs; sustaining library fundraising initiatives; how library fundraising differs from other fundraising; tips for successful programs; library fundraising in difficult economic times, etc.

Current IMLS Grant Opportunities For Libraries: Chuck Thomas will provide an overview of IMLS grant programs and categories of funding for libraries. The presentation will include information on eligibility, the review process, highlights of some recently funded projects, and current trends and areas of emphasis in the competitive discretionary grants programs. Time will be reserved for questions from the audience.

Evaluating Grant-Funded Projects and Writing Final Reports: Tom Peters will discuss strategies, tips, and pitfalls of evaluating grant-funded projects and writing final reports. The strategy for evaluating a grant-funded project should be formulated as soon as possible. Try to determine which data sources, both quantitative and qualitative, will be need to assess the success and impact of the grant-related activities, outputs, and outcomes. Speak with as many members of the project team, the users, and other stakeholders as possible. The final report should focus on the project, its successes and shortcomings. If appropriate, draw conclusions and make recommendations that highlight how the grant-funded project sits within the broader environment of associated problems and opportunities.

More programs and speakers coming! Watch the program website at for program information as it develops

CFP - Doing Well by Doing Good: Entrepreneurial Leadership for Librarians

Doing Well by Doing Good: Entrepreneurial Leadership for Librarians

ACRL and LLAMA are now accepting proposals for their Spring Virtual Institute, "Doing Well by Doing Good: Entrepreneurial Leadership for Librarians." Submissions will be accepted through November 16, 2009. Complete details are available online at

Taking place April 21-22, 2010, the ACRL/LLAMA Spring Virtual Institute will explore different models and aspects of leadership and management and their impact on academic librarianship in today's challenged and flat economic environments. The institute will offer both synchronous and asynchronous sessions which will be archived after the institute for viewing on-demand.

Proposals are invited for interactive webcasts and online poster sessions. Details about these formats and the complete Call for Participation are online at Direct questions to Margot Conahan at or (312) 280-2522.


38th Annual LOEX Conference
April 29 - May 1, 2010
Dearborn, Michigan

The Michigan LOEX Committee invites you to submit proposals to be considered for presentation at the 38th Annual LOEX Conference, April 29 - May 1, 2010 in Dearborn, Michigan. The conference theme, Bridging and Beyond: Developing Librarian Infrastructure, spans the information literacy landscape, looking for the best in library instruction.

Presenters are encouraged to develop unique and creative proposals related to the theme. Proposals should showcase effective and innovative practices, provide useful information that participants can use at their libraries, support collaboration, and be as applicable as possible to a wide range of academic institution types. Successful proposals reflect elements of one of seven themes:

* Structural Supports: Assessment and Evaluation focuses on the use of peer evaluation, evaluating instructional tools, assessing student needs and learning, and judging information literacy initiatives.

* Infrastructure: Designing Enhanced Learning Spaces looks at how specially designed spaces improve and/or impact information literacy or instruction initiatives.

* New Materials: Innovative Use of Instructional Technology examines ways new technology is being utilized in the classroom. This track can include looking at the building, implementation, or maintenance of technology in the classroom.

* Expansion: Utilizing Nontraditional Instruction Methods asks presenters to show the unique ways they approach information literacy. The emphasis is on creative teaching strategies, curriculum designs, and engagement exercises.

* Bridges Near and Far: Forming Innovative Collaborations showcases connections with others to further information literacy initiatives. Connections and collaboration can be of all sorts, including within the library or library system, within the campus community, or with connections located off-campus.

* Removing the Tolls: Employing Effective Leadership illustrates the different ways leadership can eliminate barriers to create an improved environment for information literacy initiatives.

* Reinforcements: Curriculum Lesson Plans "to Go" has the presenter share a proven lesson or unit plan, including processes and materials. Session participants should be able to go back to their respective institutions and readily implement the lesson plan.


Two types of proposals will be accepted.

* Presentation: A 60-minute session that includes time for a 45-minute presentation and 10-15 minutes of question and answer. Most feature a successful program, practice or key issue related to instruction or information literacy. Presentations are intended for an audience typically of 50-70 people. Presenters should include in the proposal description the topic and an outline of the presentation.

* Interactive Workshop: A 60-minute session where the presenter facilitates a learning environment in which attendees develop or explore teaching and/or research techniques. Presenters are expected to facilitate a well-planned and interactive session. Workshops are intended for an audience typically of 30-60 people. Proposals should include a description of the topic and details on how the presenter will make this session a "hands-on" experience for attendees.

In addition, there will be Poster sessions. Students currently enrolled in a Master's program in library and information sciences along with librarians in resident or intern programs will be invited to propose poster sessions. Details about proposing poster sessions will be posted in a separate call for proposal.


Proposals must be received by November 20, 2009. Proposals only can be submitted through the online submission form. The primary contact on the proposal will be notified if the proposal has been accepted for presentation by Friday, January 15, 2010.

More information can be found at:

Contact for presenters: Jennifer Zimmer at


RFP - ACRL Value of Academic Libraries

Value of Academic Libraries Research Proposals

ACRL is seeking proposals from experienced researchers for the development and delivery of a comprehensive review of the quantitative and qualitative literature, methodologies and best practices currently in place for demonstrating the value of academic libraries. The request for proposals is available on the ACRL Web site. Responses are due by 4:30 p.m. CST on Nov. 2, 2009.

The current economic climate and the increased emphasis on assessment and outcomes have forced academic departments' higher education administrators to make tough decisions regarding the funding of programs and units at their institutions. The relevance of libraries is under question. Now, more than ever, there is a need for libraries to demonstrate their value in clear, measurable ways to leaders in higher education, information technology, funding agencies, and campus decision makers in order to secure adequate funding for their operations.

The primary objective of the comprehensive review is to provide ACRL leaders with a clearer understanding of what research already exists and where gaps occur in research about the performance of academic libraries. Additionally, this review will provide ACRL members with tools and strategies to demonstrate the value of academic libraries to their institutional leadership.

Direct questions to Mary Ellen K. Davis, ACRL executive director, at or (312) 280-3248, or to Kara Malenfant, ACRL scholarly communications/government relations specialist, at or (312) 280-2510.

Scholarship - Fellowship

Science Information Doctoral Fellowship
from Dolores' List of CFPs

Apply for a Science Information Doctoral Fellowship - Be a Leader and an Innovator!

Are you interested in improving how scientists create, access, share and preserve data? Do you want to understand how to facilitate the communication of science information between scientists, and across scientific networks including large multinational, multidisciplinary networks? Are you interested in how science information is presented and made accessible to decision-makers and the public? Do you want to be the one educating the next generation of science information professionals?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are a prime candidate for a University of Tennessee Science Information Doctoral Fellowship. You should have a strong interest in developing expertise in science information and communication . Your goals should be to become a university faculty member teaching the next generation of science information and communication professionals. You should already have earned a masters degree and a background in either information/library science, communication, journalism, advertising/public relations and/or earth/environmental sciences.

These Fellowships are funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Date for application: Feb 1 2010

Contact: Suzie Allard, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Assistant Director


Phone: 865.974.1369

CFP - InterActions

InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies
from Dolores' List of CFPs

Call for Papers 2009-2010

InterActions is a peer-reviewed on-line journal committed to the promotion of interdisciplinary and critical scholarship. Edited by students in the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, the journal brings together senior and emerging scholars, activists, and professionals whose work covers a broad range of theory and practice. InterActions is published twice yearly with funding provided by the UCLA Graduate Students Association and the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies.

Interdisciplinary Focus

Current work in disciplines as diverse as legal theory, literary criticism, design, and technology studies exercises a profound impact on educational and information studies research. At the same time, the traditionally separate sub-disciplines within our fields, such as sociology, curriculum, policy, psychological studies, systems design, information literacy, and digital preservation are being connected by researchers in new and innovative ways. Education and information increasingly serve as the common ground where the social sciences and the humanities can meet. InterActions provides a forum for these interdisciplinary encounters.

Critical Perspectives

At the start of the 21st century, both education and the management of information have become highly visible subjects of public debate. Scholars are challenging traditional approaches and suggesting new directions for research into the purposes, practices, and organization of education and information institutions at all levels. InterActions offers a timely and reasoned contribution to these debates by providing critical commentary on current issues and promoting perspectives in educational and information systems that can serve the cause of social justice.

Aims and Scope

InterActions seeks to promote alternative and liberatory visions, methodologies and practices. We are particularly interested in work that analyzes inequities and links research to larger social and political contexts, and we encourage contributions that utilize critical frameworks in provocative and politically engaged ways.

Submissions may draw from traditional areas of inquiry within the fields of education and information studies or from newer interdisciplinary perspectives such as women's studies, science and technology studies, ethnic and cultural studies, film studies, queer studies, disability studies, critical race theory, postcolonial theory, critical pedagogy, postructuralism, etc. We encourage authors to think creatively about what constitutes a "critical approach" and to advance fresh and progressive analyses and research.

Submissions Guidelines

InterActions encourages practitioners, activists, and both established and emerging scholars to submit manuscripts throughout the year. Authors retain the copyright to material they publish in InterActions, but the journal cannot re-publish material that has previously been published elsewhere and does not accept papers that are simultaneously submitted to other journals.

We welcome:

· Articles (not to exceed 30 pages)

· Review essays (10-20 pages)

· Interviews (10-20 pages)

· Book reviews (not to exceed 1100 words)

Submit manuscripts online at:

Contact us:

InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies

UCLA - Graduate School of Education & Information Studies


Phone: (310) 825-2812

CFP - MOBILE LEARNING: Pilot Projects and Initiatives You are invited to submit a chapter proposal describing a pilot project or initiative employing

Pilot Projects and Initiatives

You are invited to submit a chapter proposal describing a pilot project or initiative employing the use of mobile wireless technologies to enhance learning. We also seek colleagues from all fields involved with m-learning who are willing to provide quality reviews of submitted chapters in a timely manner. This book will be intended for those in the learning and training community who seek to learn more about the applications and practicabilities of mobile learning.

Mobile Teaching and Learning

Learning has been impacted by the increasing mobility of our global society; hence, educators and researchers worldwide are discovering mobile learning. In order to engage learners with education in the 21st century, greater access to the technology that is now embedded into their everyday lives is needed.

The purpose of this book is to: (a) discover pedagogical approaches suited for mobile learning; (b) uncover advances in wireless and mobile technologies used to enhance the learning experience; and (c) examine blended conventional learning with mobile phones, PDAs and handheld devices.

Suggested Topics

Suggested topics for this book are outlined below. In addition to the topics listed below, we are keen to receive fresh and innovative approaches in areas that are not listed.

· Mobile Learning Projects, Initiatives and Case Studies (large and small scale)

* o Early Investigations of Projects, Initiatives and Case Studies
* o Current Pilot Projects and Initiatives
* o Future Implementations

· Pilot Projects and Initiatives

* o Lessons Learned
* o Best Practices
* o Evaluation / Assessment Procedures

§ Usability of Mobile Applications

§ Usability of Mobile Devices

* o Literature Reviews
* o Pedagogical Design and Issues

· State-of-the-Art Mobile Devices used for Learning

Forms of Submissions

This book seeks to bring together accounts of pilot projects and initiatives in the field of mobile learning. We are keen to receive submissions in two forms:

1. 1. Academic papers that detail original research and activities in the field of mobile learning. Submitted papers should adhere to the following guidelines:

a. academic papers should be original

b. academic papers should not be published elsewhere

c. academic papers will be double blind peer-reviewed

d. full chapters (guideline 5000-7000 words) are invited

2. 2. Discussions, descriptions and case studies of activities, programs, pilot projects and initiatives that address issues relating to mobile learning. Submitted chapters geared towards this form should adhere to the following guidelines:

a. detail specific activities and strategies

b. offer a broader view or be a call for action on specific issue

c. offer substantive new information, detail a successful (or unsuccessful) initiative or offer a fresh perspective

d. full chapters (guideline 5000-7000 words) are invited

Submission Details

* The language of the book is English. All chapters must be original, unpublished, and not currently under review by any other publication or conference.
* By submitting the manuscript for consideration, authors stipulate that they hold the copyright to the manuscript and, upon acceptance, transfer it to the Informing Science Institute. Authors also agree to assume all liability in case of copyright dispute.
* Authors may submit a short proposal (1000 words maximum) for clarification of whether their submission will 'fit the book'. Proposals should be sent directly to the editor Dr. Retta Guy at by October 23, 2009.



* Chapter revisions must be submitted by March 15, 2010.
* A final acceptance notification will be issued by April 16, 2010.
* Camera-ready submissions submitted by May 14, 2010.
* Full chapters to be submitted by December 15, 2009 using the process detailed below.

· All submitted chapters will be double-blind reviewed.

· Authors will receive feedback from reviewers by January 25, 2010.

· Authors of accepted chapters will then have a further opportunity to refine their work, based upon the comments of the reviewers and the editor.

This book is scheduled to be published by the Informing Science Press in August, 2010. Further details as they become available will be published on this URL: http://MobileLearning.InformingScience.NET/cfp.htm .

Submission Protocol

Full chapters should be submitted in the following manner.

· Strip from the submission the authors' names, affiliations, and any other information that identify the author(s). This allows your manuscript to be blind reviewed.

· Manuscripts submissions are accepted only in RFT or Word .doc.

· Submit your book chapter using the Manuscript Review System at: http://MobileLearning.InformingScience.NET

o Select "Submit A Paper" located under the "Authors" heading.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Conference - (online) Going Green @ Your Library

Ever been to an online conference? This is the time to give it a try! Amigos Library Services is presenting an all-day, online conference on how libraries can go green on Wednesday, October 7th:

All you need is a computer, Adobe Flash, and speakers. You can come and go throughout the day!

We’ll be discussing topics like:

· how your library can become greener without breaking the bank

· how to deal with pest control without using toxic chemicals

· how we can sustain services into the future

· how your library can help promote environmental changes in your community

· approaches for greening your IT

· ideas for creating green programming for your patrons

· creating sustainability partnerships through teamwork

· the library’s role in Baylor’s and UNT’s campus-based sustainability initiatives

· using the LEED rating system for public library renovations and construction

Keynote speaker, Florence Mason, will kick off the conference with her talk “Going Green” Successfully. She brings her many years of expertise with libraries, government organizations, and corporations on library building issues, library long range planning, library training, and other issues related to the management of library and information services.

Seating is limited, so register soon! CEU credit is available. The conference schedule and registration are available at

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

CFP - The Next-Generation University: Rethinking IT in Disruptive Times

The members of the NERCOMP Library and Research Track urge you to submit a proposal for the 2010 annual conference to be held on March 8-10, 2010 in Providence, RI. The fields of information technology, instruction, and library science are overlapping more every day. Share your accomplishments, experiences, and research with colleagues from all over the Northeast. We are eager to discuss ideas and provide suggestions for preparing high quality proposals. Please share this with your peers and encourage them to do the same.

2010 Conference Theme: The Next-Generation University: Rethinking IT in Disruptive Times

The deadline for submission is: October 28, 2009.

Find out more:

NERCOMP 2010 Submission page:

NERCOMP conference page: Track Description:

NERCOMP web site:

Beatrice R. Pulliam

Library Commons Librarian for Technology and Access

Phillips Memorial Library

Providence College

1 Cunningham Square

Providence, RI 02918

(t) 401.865.1622

(f) 401.865.2823

Twitter: beatricepulliam

Grant - Subsidized Survey Program

The Intermuseum Conservation Association (ICA) is pleased to announce its third annual “Subsidized Survey Program.” The purpose of the program is to help a cultural institution identify its preservation needs. The information gained through the assessment can help an institution raise funds or apply for grants to address those preservation needs.

The ICA will offer a collection survey focusing on a pre-selected group of artifacts within an institution. An ICA conservator will visit the institution to examine the objects on-site for up to two days, and written condition reports and treatment recommendations will be provided. The institution will be asked to contribute only the travel costs associated with on-site visit(s). Any non-profit cultural institution that can demonstrate a commitment to collections care is eligible to apply for this survey.

The application form can be found here. Applications can be mailed, e-mailed, or faxed and are due October 30, 2009. Preference will be given to applicants in Ohio and its adjoining states. Contact Director of Education Nicole Hayes at or 216.658.8700 with any questions.

The Intermuseum Conservation Association is the oldest not-for-profit regional conservation center in the United States. Founded in 1952, the ICA treats artifacts of all types including paper-based materials, paintings, textiles, outdoor sculpture and architectural elements, and three-dimensional objects in many media.

Monday, September 21, 2009

CFP - Association for Recorded Sound Collections

Proposal deadline: January 4, 2010

The Association for Recorded Sound Collections invites proposals for
presentations at its 44th annual conference, to be held May 19-22, 2010, in
one of the most fascinating cultural centers in America, New Orleans,
Louisiana. The conference will take place at the historic Chateau Bourbon,
located in the heart of the French Quarter.

ARSC welcomes presentations on the preservation and study of sound
recordings in all genres of music and speech, in any format, and from any
period. The enthusiastic audience will be drawn from our community of
collectors, historians, musicians, preservationists, and archivists.

In general, we give preference to demonstrations, papers, and panels that
are informative, well organized, and include compelling audio and visual
content, presented by people who display a passion about their subjects.
Presentations may deal with technical issues such as preservation and
archives management or with content-related topics such as discography,
repertoire, and artist profiles. This year we especially welcome
presentations that showcase New Orleans and the surrounding area and their
rich recording heritage.

The deadline for receiving presentation proposals is January 4, 2010.
Receipt will be acknowledged by e-mail. Presenters will be notified of
acceptance by January 31, 2010.

For more information and the Call for Presentations form, visit:

General conference information can be found at:

Tim Brooks
ARSC Program Chair

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Conference - Library Resource Management Systems: New Challenges, New Opportunities

NISO educational forums are routinely praised for their excellent selection
of speakers representing a diversity of viewpoints across the scholarly
information community and the small size which provides opportunities to
network with speakers and other attendees. Don't miss NISO's last forum in
2009: Library Resource Management Systems: New Challenges, New
Opportunities, on October 8-9 in Boston.

We've got a stellar line-up of speakers from libraries and vendors
discussing their experiences in implementing library systems and the latest
technology developments. Oren Beit-Arie, Chief Strategy Officer, Ex Libris,
and Rachel Bruce, Programme Director, Information Environment, JISC, are the
keynote speakers for the two days. Learn about user perspectives, whether to
build or buy, using open source systems, business models, cloud vs. local,
interactions with other systems, large consortia systems, using plug-ins,
and the ERM gap analysis project. (See the agenda at: for the complete

You'll have the opportunity to participate in a small-group discussion about
future possibilities and to network with other participants and vendors
during breaks and meals. If you are responsible for your library's systems,
are considering a new system, wondering whether to use open source or a
cloud system, or want to improve the system you have, then this forum is for
you. Join us for this not to be missed event.

The forum will be held in Boston's Metro Meeting Center, a state-of-the-art
conference center, within walking distance of the Boston T metro system.
Early bird discounted registration has been extended through October 1. NISO
members and students get an additional discounted rate. Registration
includes a continental breakfast and lunch on both days. To register visit
the event webpage at:

This forum is sponsored by Ex Libris and EBSCO Information Services.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Conference - Society of Georgia Archivists 40th Anniversary

Please join us for the Society of Georgia Archivists 40th Anniversary Celebration and Conference in Savannah, Georgia, November 4-6, 2009, at the Historic Downtown Savannah Desoto Hilton Hotel.

Our Keynote Speaker will be distinguished archivist, educator, and luminary David B. Gracy II. Confirmed speakers include Beth Yakel (archival metrics) and Geof Huth (electronic records).

In conjunction with the meeting is a workshop, planned for Wednesday, November 4, titled: Making Meaning: Planning and Implementing Archival Exhibitions.

Check out our lovely annual meeting postcard:

For more information and to register, see:

Monday, September 14, 2009

Conference - Archives Leadership Institute

I am pleased to announce that the application for the 2010 Archives Leadership Institute is now online at Please note that a fillable PDF version of the application will be available soon. Please e-mail all application materials at the same time (with the exception of the letter of recommendation).

If you are re-applying for ALI, please fill out the application posted at page linked above. However, you may opt out of sending the essay, institution description, and letter of reference if you wish. If you are re-applying and would like to have any of your previous submission materials used, I would appreciate it if you would note that in your email when you submit your application to me.

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns, and feel free to forward this information to any colleagues you feel would be interested in participating in ALI 2009.



Meredith Lowe
Outreach Specialist
Continuing Education Services
School of Library and Information Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison
600 N. Park Street, Madison, WI 53706

CFP - Annual Conference of the Association of Canadian Archivists

This is a very brief reminder of the Call for Submissions for the 35th
Annual Conference of the Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) which will
take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada from June 9 to 12, 2010.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, September 21, 2009. To obtain
information about our theme, how to make a submission or other conference
information, simply visit the URL

Submit your proposal for a paper or session this week, and plan to join us
in Halifax in June 2010!


Duncan Grant

Executive Director

Association of Canadian Archivists


tel: 613 234-6977 ext 2 & fax 613 234-8500

CFP - Bridging the Gap: Cultural Institutions and their Communities in the 21st Century

Eastern Illinois University
Historical Administration Program Association

Symposium 2010

Bridging the Gap: Cultural Institutions and their Communities in the 21st Century
April 10, 2010
Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois

Video games, the internet, amusement parks, and other forms of technology and entertainment are making it increasingly important for museums, archives, and historic sites to adapt and understand the needs of their visitors. How can these institutions remain relevant and adhere to their missions while serving the needs of a technologically advanced society? These are questions we hope to answer at the 2010 Eastern Illinois University Historical Administration Program Association Symposium. We are seeking presentation proposals that will illustrate how your institution is bridging this gap. Suggested presentation themes include, but are not limited to:

· Educational Programs
· Web 2.0
· Museum Exhibits
· Collections Plans
· Marketing
· Development and Membership

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please contact Stephanie Gaub at to obtain a Presentation Submission Form. Please complete the Presentation Submission Form and return it to Stephanie by mail or e-mail no later than October 15, 2009. Submitters will be notified by October 31, 2009 if their presentation has been accepted.

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Gaub at or 407-836-8587.

Webinars - Social Media (free)

AACE Global U - Social Media Seminar Series
Provider Organization Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Description Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning
September 8, 2009: 3:00 PM Eastern USA (World Clock Calculator)
October 13, 2009: 9:00 PM Eastern USA (World Clock Calculator)
November 10, 2009: 3:00 PM Eastern USA (World Clock Calculator)
December 8, 2009: 9:00 PM Eastern USA (World Clock Calculator)
Online (to receive updates, see Information Sign-up)
No Fee
George Siemens - Associate Director, Learning Technologies Centre, Univ. of Manitoba, Canada
David Cormier - Web Projects Lead, Univ. of Prince Edward Island, Canada

AACE Global U is pleased to announce and organize "Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning," a monthly online seminar series.

The seminar series, led by George Siemens and David Cormier, is without fee and will include live interactive sessions, in addition to discussions with guest speakers and participants. All sessions are co-sponsored by and will be archived in the Education & Information Technology Library (EdITLib).

Social media and emerging technologies are gaining increased attention for use in education. The list of tools grows daily.

Examples: blogs, wikis, Ning, podcasts, Facebook, Twitter, Second Life, cloud computing, surface computing, mobile learning, and so on.
Intended Audience Multiple/General
Learner Outcomes "Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning" will explore the impact of new technologies, research, and related projects.

What does it all mean? Do long term trends and change cycles exist in the constant change? What patterns are emerging?

And, perhaps most importantly, should academics and education leaders respond?

"Social Media" will explore emerging technological and related research trends from a perspective of social and networked learning theory.

Finding coherence in the midst of rapid changes is increasingly difficult. This monthly session will create a forum for educators to gather, present, and discuss the future impact of today's trends.
Start Date 09/08/2009
End Date 12/08/2009
Event Time Varies
Registration Deadline 09/08/2009
Registration Link

Workshop - Volunteer management

Save the Date! Friday October 2, 2009 at OCLC headquarters in Dublin, Ohio*

Registration will be available soon for a workshop on Volunteer Management. Look for an informational email on this listserv and an announcement on the Society of Ohio Archivists website with details on registration shortly.

The workshop will be split into a morning and afternoon session with a SOA business meeting held during lunch. Boxed lunches will be included with the $40 registration fee.

Workshop description
This workshop will provide direction and helpful information for those who manage volunteers. With an emphasis on proper planning and wise management, the workshop will be led by Mary Canon of the Ohio Historical Association and will include ample time for discussion and questions. The class sections include:
1. Defining volunteers and reasons for involvement
2. Preparing for their presence
3. Recruitment
4. Interviewing and screening
5. Orientation and training
6. Staff relations
7. Evaluations and recognition
Instructor biography
Mary Cannon has a B.A. from The Ohio State University and a Master's in Nonprofit Management from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Mary has almost 10 years of training and experience in volunteer administration. She is currently the Lead Volunteer Coordinator with the Ohio Historical Society where she oversees a statewide volunteer program. Her prior experience includes service with AmeriCorps where she received top-notch volunteer management training, working with grassroots organizations on capacity building initiatives, service-learning, developing internship programs, and working with community and college campus volunteer centers. In 2006, Canon was chosen to represent Central Ohio in the first Nonprofit Congress in Washington D.C. She is currently on the board of trustees for the Volunteer Administrator's Network of Central Ohio and the League of Women Voters of Metro Columbus.

Hope to see you there!
Please contact Christine Schmid Engels with any questions, 513-287-7066 or

CFP - Ohio Educational Technology Conference

THE 2010 Ohio Educational Technology Conference

February 1-3, 2010 at the Columbus Convention Center


The sponsors of last year's Learning, Libraries and Technology conference — Ohio Learning Network (OLN), OhioLINK and OARnet — have joined with the Ohio Resource Center (ORC) and eTech Ohio (technology service provider for primary and secondary education) to offer Ohio’s new premiere professional development event for all of us - teachers, faculty, librarians, instructional designers, administrators, students, and technicians.

The theme of the 2010 Ohio Educational Technology Conference is P-20 Conversations: Shaping a Path for the 21st Century Student. We are seeking interactive and engaging proposals for presentations, posters, and technology demonstrations. Proposals for college and university audiences will be peer reviewed by a committee of higher education representatives. In exchange for presenting a session or display, the presenter and co-presenter(s) will receive complimentary registration for the day of the presentation!

This year's conference features three venues:

§ In the room: 45-minute sessions of a variety of formats that are held concurrently in breakout rooms

§ On the board: full-day poster displays located in the interactive Technology for Learning Center

§ Out of the box: highly interactive, hands-on sessions that are held in the Technology for Learning Center

All proposals must be submitted through the online proposal system hosted by eTech Ohio. To submit a proposal, the presenter must create an account in eTech Ohio's online user account system, called "Hall Pass." (When prompted for "Organization Category" select "Other" followed by "College/University") With that account you can submit the proposal by following the "Begin a proposal" link at one of the three proposal types above. The deadline to submit a proposal is October 7, 2009. Please note that the proposal deadline will not be extended.

The 2010 Ohio Educational Technology Conference will include keynote presentations, hands-on workshops, vendor exhibits and technology demonstrations. It will be held February 1-3, 2010, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Online registration is available now with the early bird conference registration rate deadline on December 2, 2009. Volunteers are also sought to provide support for conference organizers. Volunteers receive a full-conference complementary registration in exchange for working eight hours onsite at the conference; this is a great opportunity for students interested in learning more about educational technology.

Visit to learn more about submitting a proposal today!

CFP - ARMA conference

Conference Education Call for Proposals – Now Open

ARMA International's 55th Conference & Expo
San Francisco, Calif., November 5 – 10, 2010
ARMA International has created quite the buzz in the records and information management community, and for the 2010 Conference & Expo, we want to shake things up and take your learning and networking experience to a higher level! This is where you can make a difference.

Attendees of this conference are looking for new and better ways of doing things in their professional lives. Feedback from previous conferences shows that attendees expect to walk out of each session with key takeaways that are new and can be immediately implemented when they return to their offices.

This is where we need your help! We're looking for proposals for education programs in all areas of records management that will build core skills, share best practices and innovations, and lead the way in industry trends. This conference is a real sharing of ideas.

* Do you have new techniques for e-mail management?
* What are your successful e-discovery strategies?
* Do you have an innovative way to manage shared drives?
* Do you have a fresh look on a leadership topic?
* Do you have new ideas for managing the cloud?
* Do you exceed at information security and privacy?
* Other ideas?

Submit your great ideas by October 30, 2009.

There will be approximately 80 sessions, each 90 minutes in length. With two general sessions, networking opportunities, and career coaching available, this conference will be jam-packed with great opportunities to learn from one another.

To ensure your proposal meets all criteria, review the instructions and requested topics before submitting your proposal.

In addition, please bookmark the Facilitator Resources page. This page provides access to your submitted proposals, as well as updated information and resources needed to assist you in the development of your education program.

2010 ARMA International Conference & Expo
San Francisco, Calif., November 7 – 10, 2010
Pre-Conference Seminars: November 5 - 6, 2010

For questions about the Call for Proposals or other Education programs, contact Jacki Conn, Sr. Manager, Education.

The 2010 ARMA International Conference & Expo provides a wide variety of promotional opportunities outside of the Conference Education Program. To learn more about exhibiting or other sponsorship programs, please contact Elizabeth Zlitni or call 888.279.7378.

ARMA International, 13725 W. 109th St., Suite 101, Lenexa, KS 66215, USA

Conference - School Libraries

AASL 14 National Conference and Exhibition - November 5-8, 2009

Rev' Up Learning! @ Your Library!

Advance Registration Deadline Approaching

It's getting close -- are you coming? We are rolling out the City of Charlotte for your arrival and have a dynamite conference planned for you! Did you know we will have the largest author presence ever including lots of regional authors? Did you know we will have the largest AASL virtual presence ever? Did you know we have danah boyd, James Patterson, Marco Torres, Charles R. Smith, Jr., Laurie Halse-Anderson, Linda Sue Park, and Richard Peck -- all presenting! Did you know we have over 100 concurrent sessions, awesome Pre-conferences, great tours, a storytelling festival, a symposium, and a fantastic closing session at the Imaginon!

Do I sound a bit excited? Race right now to register ... advance registration ends October 6th. What are you waiting for?

Conference - Transcending Borders: Asia, Middle East, and the Global Community

2009 Biannual International Forum on Asia-Middle East Studies

Transcending Borders: Asia, Middle East, and the Global Community
October 16-17, 2009, Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.A.

While the United States was deeply involved in negotiating peace between Israel and the Palestinians and fighting terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan, countries in East Asia and Southeast Asia have been quietly developing frequent economic, political, and cultural interaction with the Middle East. Countries such as China and Japan pay close attention to the Middle East because of their strong ties to the region. Indeed their roles in the Middle East have become so prominent that they should be acknowledged and closely observed. The "Transcending Borders: Asia, Middle East, and the Global Community" conference, hosted by the U.S. Naval Academy's Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies, U.S. Asian Cultural Academy, the Shanghai International Studies University, and the Library of Congress Asian Division, aims to provide a platform for western and Asian scholars to converge and exchange views on major issues concerning the Middle East and its relationship with Asia, the U.S., and the rest of the world.
The 2009 Biannual International Forum on Asia-Middle East Studies has invited scholars with strong interest and specializations in Asia-Middle East relations to present their papers on the following subjects:
- Energy and environment
- Economy and trade
- Cross-regional relations
- Social/cultural perspectives
This is an interdisciplinary conference. Participants will include academics, diplomats, military officers and other interested individuals.

Registration information for this conference is available at:

Transcending Borders: Asia, Middle East, and the Global Community
Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies
U.S. Naval Academy
Annapolis, Maryland USA 21402
Tel.: 1-410-293-2990 Fax: 1-410-293-2994

Workshop - Fundraising for Collections Preservation and Conservation

Fundraising for Collections Preservation and Conservation

North Carolina Preservation Consortium Annual Conference

William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

November 13, 2009 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Effective fundraising can significantly enhance preservation and conservation programs in libraries, museums, archives, and historic sites. Even in prosperous times our institutional budgets often fall short of meeting collection care needs. How has fundraising for preservation and conservation changed in our current economic environment? The North Carolina Preservation Consortium presents a panel of nationally recognized speakers to share their fundraising success stories and offer advice for establishing and enhancing a comprehensive development program. Join colleagues from across the state for a discussion on annual drives, events, direct mail, capital campaigns, endowments, planned giving, grant writing and other fundraising strategies. Learn how to craft a compelling case statement and a prioritized development plan.

Conference Speakers

Susan Mathisen is President of S.A.M. Fundraising Solutions. Her expertise bridges the fields of conservation and fundraising. She has worked as a conservator in both the United States and Europe and as a fundraiser for museums, universities and other historical agencies. This unique combination of skills makes her the “go-to” consultant when organizations need assistance finding the resources to realize their preservation and conservation goals.

Susan gained her knowledge of conservation and museum practice through positions held at the Morgan Library, Smithsonian Institution, National Gallery of Art, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates (now H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture) and as administrative conservator/development officer and adjunct professor of conservation at the Conservation Center, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She has also held development positions at the National Academy Museum and the American Academy in Rome.

Susan has a Master of Arts degree in Museum Studies and Textile Conservation from the Fashion Institute of Technology and a Certificate in Fund Raising from New York University.

Nancy Odegaard is the Conservator and Head of the Preservation Division for the Arizona State Museum. She is also a Professor in the Department of Anthropology. Nancy manages and supervises staff and programs in the conservation lab, advises on museum environmental issues, and promotes the preservation of collections through improved exhibition and storage conditions.

In 2008 the Arizona State Museum received a national preservation award from the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works and Heritage Preservation for demonstrated excellence and outstanding commitment to its decades long dedication to preservation and collections care. The award cited the museum's preservation of its renowned collection of Southwest American Indian pottery.

This Pottery Project received federal recognition in the Save America’s Treasures program, a Clinton White House preservation initiative. The collection was also recognized and named an Arizona Treasure by Governor Janet Napolitano. Funding for the Pottery Project came from the Ak-Chin Indian Community, the Gila River Indian Community, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Mrs. Agnese Nelms Haury, numerous generous individuals around the state and across the country, and from federal granting agencies including the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Center for Preservation Training and Technology, the NAGPRA grant program, and the National Science Foundation. Nancy’s vision and designs for the Pottery Project resulted in a $3.5 million climate-controlled storage vault, a state-of-the-art conservation laboratory, and a new exhibit gallery.

Nancy holds a PhD in Applied Science from the Conservation and Cultural Heritage Science Studies Department of the University of Canberra, Australia. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Museum Studies and Anthropology at George Washington University with a Certificate in Ethnographic and Archaeological Conservation from the Smithsonian Institution. Nancy specializes in the conservation of archaeological and ethnographic objects including the examination, analysis, and study of materials and pre-industrial technologies used to fabricate artifacts.

Kristen Overbeck Laise is the Vice President for Collections Care Programs at Heritage Preservation, a national non-profit organization that advocates for collections. At Heritage Preservation, she has worked with many initiatives, all of which have included raising funds and encouraging museums and libraries to increase resources for conservation. In the mid-1990s, she assisted with Heritage Preservation’s fund-raising for collections care workshops, which culminated in the publication Capitalize on Collections Care.

She directed the Heritage Health Index, the first comprehensive survey of the condition and preservation needs of U.S. collections, published in 2005. Previously, she coordinated the Conservation Assessment Program, a technical assistance program for small museums administered by Heritage Preservation in cooperation with the Institute of Museum and Library Services. This included consulting with museums to help them locate funding to implement recommendations in their assessment reports and producing a semi-annual newsletter that featured a fund-raising column. Kristen directs Rescue Public Murals a program that is currently raising funds to help cities across the country restore significant community murals.

She regularly represents Heritage Preservation at the meetings of the American Association of Museums, American Association for State and Local History, American Library Association, Society of American Archivists, American Institute for Conservation, and regional museums associations.

Kristen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Earlham College and an Master of Arts in Art History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she worked with the History of Cartography Project.

Diane Vogt-O’Connor is the Chief of Conservation at the Library of Congress. She was previously Senior Archivist for Regional/Affiliated Archives at the National Archives, Senior Archivist of the National Park Service, Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s Photo Survey Project, Director of the Cranbrook Academy of Art Library, and Senior Archivist of Corning Glass Works.

Diane has consulted and taught widely including for AASLH, ARMA, CCAHA, NEDCC, NJ State Library, NHPRC, SAA, the U.S. Department of State and USIA in Bolivia, Cuba, England, Mauritius, Panama, and throughout the U.S. Diane served on work groups for NARA’s Electronic Records Archives and the Getty’s Art and Architecture Thesaurus, the Society of American Archivists Glossary editorial committee, and two White House Commissions.

She has written over 25 successful grants in her career, as well as having served at various times as a grant reviewer for NEA, NEH, NHPRC, and the Smithsonian Institution Research Resources grants. She has also taught and written on this topic, most recently a 2009 Webinar for WebJunction “Finding Funds to Conserve and Preserve your Collections.” Diane has used grant funding to care for collections, fund preservation conferences, and to underwrite preservation educational programs such as “PresEd (An Invitational Conference at the Library of Congress held in 2008), “Understanding Photographs,” (SAA, 2006); “Architectural Records” (CCAHA, 2000); “Managing Anthropological Field Records” (University of Nevada, 1999); “Care of Archival and Manuscript Collections,” (ICCROM, 1999); “Management of Archival Visual Materials” (New Jersey State Library, 1999-2001); “Reformatting Visual Materials in a Digital World” (NEDCC, 1998); “The Information Ecosystem,” (NEDCC, 1998); and “the School for Scanning” (NEDCC, 1996-2003).

Widely published, Diane is the co-author of Archival and Special Collections Facilities: Guidelines for Archivists, Librarians, Architects, and Engineers (SAA, 2009), Photographs: Archival Care and Management and The Museum Handbook, Vols. I-III. She is author of 27+ Conserve O Grams (National Park Service technical leaflets); three special issues of CRM; and the award-wining four volume Guide to Photographic Collections at the Smithsonian Institution. Most recently, she helped produce the 2009 edition of Foundation Grants for Preservation in Libraries, Archives, and Museums.

In 2006, she was named a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists, SAA’s highest honor. Since 2007, she has served on SAA’s Council (Executive Board).

Diane has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Michigan State University; Masters of Science degrees in both Library Science and Archives from Wayne State University (WSU), and as a Master of Arts degree in both Art History and Museology from WSU.

Who Should Attend

All personnel working in libraries, archives, museums, historic sites, and other heritage institutions will benefit from this conference, as well as college and university faculty, and students in library and information science, archives, public history, museum, conservation, and related disciplines. Advocates for collections preservation are also welcome.


The registration fee is $60.00 for employees of NCPC member institutions and individual NCPC members, $75.00 for non-members, and $50.00 for students in library science, archives, public history, or museum graduate programs. This fee includes lunch, refreshments, and materials. A registration form is available on the NCPC Web site under Events:

Location, Directions, and Parking

The 2009 NCPC annual conference will be held at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Friday Center for Continuing Education
UNC Chapel Hill
Campus Box 1020
100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill NC 27599-1020

Parking is free. Directions to the Friday Center are available on their Web site:

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Webinars - Insitutional repositories

Announcing the ALCTS webinars on institutional repositories – Fall 2009

Continuing a webinar series begun in the spring, ALCTS is pleased to announce the details for four new webinars about various aspects of institutional repositories.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 2pm Eastern time
Presenter: Heather Morrison
Title: Open Access: Key Trends

While content recruitment at the local IR may seem slow and painful, from a global / historical perspective, the growth of open access in all its flavors is nothing short of phenomenal. The benefits of the IR for authors and for institutions will become more and more apparent in the near future. The chicken will emerge from the egg, and the IR will be seen as a great career choice. This session will provide an overview of
the latest key trends in open access: why we need green as well as gold, both institutional and disciplinary repositories, and open access policies to fill the repositories.
Institutional open access policies will be highlighted, introducing different types of policies, what makes for good policy, and approaches to open access policy development at the university.

Biographical information:

Heather Morrison ( is a well-known open access advocate who has written and presented extensively on topics relating to open access and scholarly
communication. Heather is Project Coordinator for BC Electronic Library Network, a consortium of post-secondary libraries in British Columbia; Adjunct Faculty at the University of British Columbia’s School of Library; Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS); PhD Student at Simon Fraser University’s School of Communication; author of Scholarly
Communication for Librarians (Chandos, 2009); and editor of the scholarly blog
The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics

Wednesday October 28, 2009, 2:00pm Eastern time
Presenter: Dwayne K. Buttler
Title: Yours, Mine, Ours? Copyright Ownership and IRs

Assessing who owns intellectual property (IP) has become a global obsession and often a necessity in the university and library communities, particularly for copyrighted works. The intense focus on ownership has not altered a longstanding concern about managing copyright: misunderstandings can obscure principles of using copyrighted works and sometimes produce wayward “IP”policies “allocating” ownership of copyright in problematic ways. This conversation will address principles of copyright ownership under copyright law and identify possibilities for managing copyright for IRs.

Biographical information:

Dwayne K. Buttler ( serves as the first Evelyn J. Schneider Endowed Chair for Scholarly Communication at the University of Louisville and holds a
faculty appointment as a Professor in University Libraries. Much of his work focuses on the complex interrelationship of copyright law, and activities at the core of the teaching, learning, and scholarly communication.

Professor Buttler earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis and holds a BA in Telecommunications from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. He teaches mass communication law at the
University of Louisville and leads numerous invited presentations on copyright and scholarly communication for audiences of administrators, faculty, librarians, and scholars in the library and education communities.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 2:00pm Eastern time
Presenter: MacKenzie Smith
Title: Bringing Research Data into the Library: Expanding the Horizons of Institutional Repositories.

The focus of Library-managed Institutional Repositories has so far been on
document-like items (published articles, preprints, theses, reports, working papers, etc.) but there is growing demand to expand their use into new genres such as scientific research datasets (sensor readings, genomics data, neuroimages, etc.). The presentation will explain how IRs are including this type of collection, what librarians need to know in order to manage such collections, and a few case studies from the MIT Libraries.

Biographical Information

MacKenzie Smith ( is the Associate Director for Technology at the MIT Libraries, where she oversees the Libraries’ technology strategy and its digital library research and development program. Her research agenda focuses on Semantic Web applications for scholarly communication, distributed digital library architectures, and research data curation, including long-term data preservation. She was the Project Director at MIT for the DSpace open source software digital archiving platform and has considerable expertise developing and sustaining large open source software communities. Prior to joining MIT, MacKenzie was the Digital Library Program Manager for the Harvard
University Library, and held several IT positions at the Harvard and the University of Chicago Library. Her academic background is in Library and Information Science, and her research interests are in applied technology for libraries and academia, and digital libraries and archives in particular.

December 16, 2009, 2:00pm Eastern time
Presenter: Marilyn Bllings
Title: The Potential of Partnerships: Dissolving Silos for a Successful IR Implementation

This webinar will use the University of Massachusetts”institutional repository as a case study to explore how the new digital repository service has affected the way librarians envision our place in the future of the academy, how the academy is changing its view of the library’s role, new tools and skills that we are developing to fulfill this service, and new partnerships that we have created and fostered to exploit this new vision.. We hope to foster discussion and provide insights and opportunities for further exploration of how the role of libraries as publishers enables us to be key partners in the creation, dissemination, and archiving of academic scholarship.

Biographical Information

Marilyn Billings ( is the Scholarly Communication & Special
Initiatives Librarian at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She provides campus-wide leadership and education in alternative scholarly communication strategies and is frequently an invited speaker at faculty department colloquia. She gives presentations on author rights, alternative digital publishing models and the role of digital repositories in today’s research and scholarship endeavors at the regional, national, and international levels. As co-PI on an NSF funded grant to create an Ethics Clearinghouse in response to the America COMPETES Act, Marilyn works closely with faculty, researchers, and administrative staff and organizes programs on many new and emerging topics. Another key aspect of her responsibilities includes the oversight of the institutional repository ScholarWorks @ UMass Amherst. Recent presentations include “The Academic Library as
Publishing Agent: showcasing student, faculty, and campus scholarship and
publications” with Terri Fishel at the Association of Research Libraries in Seattle, WA in January 2009; “”Exploring Ways That Institutional Repositories Facilitate New Roles and Partnerships for Libraries and the Academy;” at the Czech and Slovak Library
Information Network (CASLIN) conference in June 2009, and providing workshops at numerous institutions. Her presentation “Changing Scholarly Communications and the Role of an Institutional Repository in the Digital Landscape” appears in the ACRL
Scholarly Communication Toolkit.

For registration information see the ALCTS website:

Coming in Spring 2010:

February 10, 2010 – Bob Gerrity on Selecting a Platform

March 24, 2010 – Marisa Ramirez and Nancy Fallgren on Metadata

April 28, 2010 – Sharon Farb, Bonnie Tijerino, and Catherine Mitchell on Consortial

May 19, 2010 – Leah Vanderjagt on What we Thought Then and What we Know Now

ALCTS thanks Berkeley Electronic Press for their support for this series of webinars

CFP - Library Trends


The editors of Library Trends are pleased to announce plans for a special issue titled “Involving Users in the Co-Construction of Digital Knowledge in Libraries, Archives, and Museums.”

This special issue will be guest edited by Drs. Paul F. Marty and Michelle M. Kazmer, College of Communication and Information, Florida State University, with Dr. Corinne Jorgensen (Florida State University), Katherine Burton Jones (Harvard Divinity School), and Richard J. Urban (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).


Many libraries, archives, and museums provide their users with social computing environments that include the ability to tag collections, annotate objects, and otherwise contribute their thoughts to the knowledge base of the institution. Information professionals and users have responded to the transition to a web 2.0 world of user-created content by developing open source tools to coordinate these activities and researching the best ways to involve users in the co-creation of digital knowledge.

This rapid influx of new technologies and new methods of interacting with users has come at a time when libraries, archives, and museums still struggle to share data across their own institutions, let alone between different types of institutions. Information professionals in libraries, archives, and museums had barely begun to make progress developing crosswalks and data interoperability standards when, as social computing became the norm on the web, providing the ability for users to manipulate data changed from a cool toy to a basic expectation. Moving forward — and keeping pace with user expectations

– requires the coordination of many different users (in all their

variety) as they contribute, participate, shape, and create all types of data in all types of contexts.

We need to consider what social computing really means for the future of libraries, archives, and museums, and think carefully about the future trends and long-term implications of involving users in the co- construction of knowledge online. It is important to have broad-based discussions about what happens when users are involved in shaping and directing and guiding the development of online libraries, archives, and museums and their information resources.

For this issue of Library Trends, therefore, we seek authors who can step back and think broadly about those issues that are raised when we bring users into the mix in various ways and at various points in the data/information/knowledge life-cycle. We are interested in receiving high-level theory pieces, supported by research data of course, but with a focus on the long-term trends involved and their implications for libraries, archives, and museums. In particular, we are looking for papers that explore the future trends and long-term implications of the many different ways in which information professionals in libraries, archives, and museums have, can, and should involve their users in the co-construction of digital knowledge based on their online collections.

Sample questions include, but are certainly not limited to:

* How are libraries, archives, and museums implementing user- contributed data / descriptions of artifacts, objects, or collections on their websites? What are the long-term implications of involving users in the co-description, co-cataloguing of digital knowledge?

* How are libraries, archives, and museums encouraging users to create online collections of personal favorites or similar items on their websites? What are the long-term implications of involving users in the co-creation, co-curation of digital knowledge?

* How are libraries, archives, and museums encouraging users to create / structure their own online environments, designing personalized websites or portals specifically suited to individual needs? What are the implications of involving users in the design and structuring of online interfaces for the development and presentation of digital knowledge?

* How is the education of library, archives, and museum practitioners (and in particular the increase in online and hybrid learning

technologies) influencing the ways practitioners subsequently incorporate technology into their user service environments in libraries, archives, and museums?


* Optional Abstract: December 1, 2009 (see below)

* Submission Deadline: March 1, 2010

* Review Decisions: May 15, 2010 (all submissions will be peer-


* Final Versions Due: July 15, 2010

* Publication: Early 2011


All submissions should be emailed directly to Paul Marty at

or Michelle Kazmer at

For formatting instructions, please see the Library Trends Author Guidelines available here:

If you wish, you may submit an optional abstract (by email to Paul Marty at or Michelle Kazmer at for feedback by December 1, 2009.

If you have any questions about the special issue, please contact Paul Marty at or Michelle Kazmer at

For more information about Library Trends, please see:

A PDF version of this CFP is available at:

Webinar - The Scoop on Series Nonfiction

Booklist Webinar
The Scoop on Series Nonfiction:
Best Uses, Best Practices, and
Best New Books for Fall

September 22, 3PM-4pm cST

Need help engaging reluctant readers, promoting reading success, and keeping your library relevant in this era of accountability?

Attend “The Scoop on Series Nonfiction” Webinar and come away with a wealth of information and ideas for enhancing your collection and engaging young readers with series nonfiction. Booklist youth editors will moderate as four top series nonfiction publishers—Lerner Publications, ABDO Publishing Company, Norwood House Press, and Cherry Lake Publishing—share their expertise and introduce a selection of their fall titles. Webinar participants will also get a sneak peek at Booklist’s October 1 Series Nonfiction Spotlight, including a focus on a new trend: series nonfiction and early literacy.

Reserve your seat today!

[via ALA Publishing]

Friday, September 11, 2009

Conference - Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists Fall

Registration is now open for the Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists Fall Conference entitled Web 2.0 - Archives, Social Media, and Opportunities for Reference, Access, and Outreach. The conference takes place October 9th at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, Colorado.

Here's a link to the registration information and program brochure:

Registration deadline is October 6.

Hope to see you there!
Lesley Drayton

Curator of the Local History Archive
Fort Collins Museum & Discovery Science Center
200 Mathews Street
Fort Collins, Colorado 80524

Webinar - “Going Green @ Your Library –Lean, Green, Clean Ideas”

Amigos Library Services, Inc. will present an online conference “Going Green @ Your Library –Lean, Green, Clean Ideas” on Wednesday, October 7 from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. central time. The online conference will address a variety of “green” issues from LEED certification to practical, low cost/no cost suggestions for library and IT operations.

Keynote speaker, Florence Mason, will kick off the conference with her talk “Going Green” Successfully. She brings her many years of expertise with libraries, government organizations, and corporations on library building issues, library long range planning, library training, and other issues related to the management of library and information services.

Early bird registration ends on September 9! For more information, the conference schedule and to sign up for the conference, visit

Christine Peterson

Continuing Education Librarian, Technology

Amigos Library Services, Inc.

14400 Midway Road

Dallas, TX 75244-3509

800-843-8482 x2891

972-991-6061 (fax)

CFP - Museums and the Web

MW2010 CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Deadline September 30, 2009

Museums and the Web 2010
the international conference for culture and heritage on-line
April 13-17, 2010
Denver, Colorado, USA

Museums and the Web explores the social, cultural, design, technological, economic, and organizational issues of culture, science and heritage on-line. Taking an international perspective, MW reviews and analyzes the issues and impacts of networked cultural, natural and scientific heritage. Our community has been meeting since 1997, imagining, tracking, analyzing, and influencing the role museums play on the Web.

Proposals are invited from professionals and researchers in all areas actively exploring the creation, on-line presentation and use of cultural, scientific and heritage content, and its re-use and evaluation.

The bibliography of past MW papers (all on-line since 1997) can be searched at

On-line proposal submission is required. Use the form at

Please co-ordinate your proposals with your collaborators. Multiple proposals about the same project will not be accepted.

Proposals are peer-reviewed individually by an International Program Committee; full sessions are rarely accepted. Proposals for sessions should be submitted as individual papers with a covering note. The committee may choose to accept some papers and not others.

MW sessions vary in format - from formal Papers to informal Birds of a Feather lunches, and from structured Professional Forums to timely Unconference Sessions. Find the best format for your idea, by reviewing the session formats at

Proposals due September 30, 2009
- for papers, mini-workshops + professional forums (written paper required by Jan. 31, 2010)

Proposals due December 31, 2009
- for demonstrations (written paper optional)

The Museums and the Web program is built from the ground up, from your proposals. Add your ideas to the on-line discussion at

Review the MW2010 Call for Participation on-line at

Contact the MW2010 Conference Co-Chairs
David Bearman + Jennifer Trant, Archives & Museum Informatics

We hope to see you in Denver.

jennifer and David

Jennifer Trant and David Bearman
Co-Chairs: Museums and the Web 2010 produced by
April 13-17, 2010, Denver, Colordo Archives & Museum Informatics 158 Lee Avenue
email: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
phone +1 416 691 2516 | fax +1 416 352-6025

Conference - Brick and Click Libraries

Looking for a practical, reasonably priced, one day conference with sessions covering the latest trends, issues and solutions related to on-campus and online academic library users?

Attend _Brick and Click Libraries_ for $135 (price includes meals and bound print Proceedings)! For a list of all the sessions and lightning rounds, visit .

Brick and Click is hosted by Northwest Missouri State, located in Maryville, Missouri (approximately an hour and 10 minutes north of the Kansas City International airport). To view our inexpensive lodging options, go to

Special note: The drawing for persons volunteering to introduce a session this year is a portable hard drive.


Carolyn and Kathy

Kathy Ferguson & Carolyn Johnson
Co-Coordinators, Brick & Click Libraries
Northwest Missouri State University
Owens Library
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468

For more information:

CFP - Student Activism, Southern Style: Organizing and Protest in the 1960s and 70s

Call for Papers

“Student Activism, Southern Style: Organizing and Protest in the 1960s and

March 19-21, 2010

University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina

Student protest is a signature element of the political turmoil of the
Vietnam era. The spring of 1970 witnessed some of the largest campus
demonstrations in U.S. history, many connected to the tragic events at
Kent State University. Students at the University of South Carolina
briefly occupied the Russell House student union, in a show of solidarity
with Kent State and in protest of developments at home and abroad. Yet the
histories of these students, and many others at campuses throughout the
old south, tend to be neglected in the conventional narratives of student
protest, civil rights activism, and broader accounts of the

While northern student protestors and activists are typically seen as
agents of change, the south is typically seen as the subject of radical
change, and as a field in which northern agents encountered resistance.
Yet as the story of the Russell House illustrates, the south offered its
own indigenous activism that was no less sincere, if less amplified, than
its northern counterpart. “Student Activism, Southern Style” seeks to draw
attention to and investigate this phenomenon in its own right.

The Departments of History at the University of South Carolina and Western
Carolina University solicit paper proposals that address the topic of
student activism at southern colleges and universities for a conference to
be held March 19-21, 2010 at the University of South Carolina, Columbia.
We seek a broad conversation about protest, organization, and political
engagement across the political spectrum, including civil rights work,
antiwar protest, the “New Right,” and other forms of political
organization. Our aim is to examine the broad intersections among
political movements within the unique cultural and political environment
that conditioned student activism in the region and throughout this
critical period.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
* How did antiwar and civil rights activists shape each others’ approach?
* What role did southern students play in the rise of the “New Right”?
* Violence, non-violence, and civil disobedience on the southern campus.
* What linkages did southern activists forge with their northern peers?
* Town-and-gown relationships, and connections to surrounding
institutions, such as military bases.
* How did public and private university students differ in their
approaches to political organizing?
* What effect did southern culture, mores, and etiquette have on activism?
* Sexuality activism in the south.
* What were the regional variations to leftwing and rightwing organizing
in the south?
* Goldwater supporters and antiwar activism in the south.
* How did national political strategies, such as Richard Nixon’s so-called
“southern strategy,” effect southern student activism?
* What role did historically black colleges play in organizing student
politics in the south?
* How did traditional forms of southern religion influence the antiwar
* Gender and political organizing on the southern campus.
* The curricular legacy of campus upheavals, e.g., University Studies 101
courses, the articulation of students’ rights, or other institutional

We welcome proposals for full panels, though individual paper proposals
will be considered. Send a brief panel or paper abstract, along with a CV,
to by December 1, 2009. For full panels, include
pertinent information for each presenter. Selected presenters will be
informed by January 1, 2010. Additionally, if you are interested in
serving as a chair/commentator, please send a vita to

Further information including registration information, keynote address,
meals and lodging will be forwarded in due course to presenters.

For more information see the website at
or contact conference organizers at