Friday, May 18, 2012

Webinar - ALCTS ALA Annual preconference

ALCTS ALA Annual preconference: “The How and Why of Research: What Is the Rock in Your Shoe?” June 12 - 14, 2012. All sessions begin at 2 p.m. Eastern, 1 p.m. Central and 11 a.m. Pacific time. This virtual preconference provides insight and guidance into the world of research, encouraging attendees to discover the research possibilities inherent in their daily work. Find out how valid research questions can grow out of practical professional quandaries. Learn how to choose appropriate questions to investigate, how to design effective research strategies and explore avenues for sharing results with colleagues. Demystify the research process and be encouraged to contribute to the body of knowledge in the discipline. This virtual preconference is aimed at librarians entering the profession and/or new to the research process. This virtual preconference is comprised of three one-hour sessions: Tuesday, June 12 “Avoiding the Research Rubbish Bin: How to Begin a Research Project” with Allyson Carlyle, University of Washington Information School. Wednesday, June 13 “From Curiosity to Concept: Developing a Research Plan from Everyday Library Issues” with Steven A. Knowlton, University of Memphis. Thursday, June 14 “Bringing your Work to Press: The Peer Review Process” with Sandy Roe, Illinois State University and editor, Cataloging and Classification Quarterly. Visit the "How and Why" page on the ALCTS website. Registration is open now. Individual sessions for each preconference are $39 for ALCTS members, $49 for non-members, $99 for groups and, as always, free to LIS students. A discounted rate is available if you want to register for all the sessions included in each preconference: $95 for ALCTS members, $118 for non-members and $258 for groups. Register through ALA Online Learning. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Continuing Education,