Friday, July 13, 2012
*Call for Session Proposals* Spring 2013 New England Archivists Meeting College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts March 21-23, 2013 Program Focus: Creative Collaborations The New England Archivists Spring 2013 Program Committee invites you to submit proposals for the spring 2013 meeting, which will coincide with the organization's 40th-anniversary celebration. The focus of the program will be on creative, unique, and/or unexpected collaborations within and across institutional boundaries. How are archivists and records keepers of all stripes partnering with others both inside and outside of the profession to further their goals in the areas of access, research, preservation, education, advocacy, and/or outreach? Sessions may be theoretical, practical, and/or case-based in nature; focus on small- or large-scale collaborations (both successful and not so successful); and take any form (panel discussion, individual speaker, workshop, lightning round, PechaKucha, roundtable discussion, debate, etc.). Overall, the goal is to focus less on "here's what we did" and more on "how others may benefit or learn from our experience." We are hoping to receive a broad array of proposals from throughout the New England region. Your submissions should include the names and contact information of all participants. Please submit your proposals by Friday, September 14, to Peter Rawson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Amanda Strauss (email@example.com).
The Society of Georgia Archivists each year awards a scholarship for attendance at the organization's annual meeting in the fall and for one year membership in SGA. The purpose of the scholarship is to enhance archival education, membership, and participation in the profession. The scholarship is named for Larry Gulley, a loyal member of the Society of Georgia Archivists who gave stellar service to the organization in many capacities. The scholarship will cover the following year's membership dues, the meeting registration fee, and a maximum of $100 for other expenses incurred in attending the annual meeting. The registration fee for the successful scholarship applicant will be waived by the Society of Georgia Archivists, while other expenses will be reimbursed upon submission of a statement of expenses, with accompanying receipts, by December 1 of the calendar year in which the meeting takes place. After the SGA meeting, the recipient will submit a brief article on the experience for use in the SGA Newsletter. Individuals eligible to compete for the scholarships are those engaged in compensated or volunteer archival work at any level in an institution in the state of Georgia, SGA members employed outside the state of Georgia, graduate students preparing for a career in archives at a college or university in Georgia, or SGA student members studying outside the state of Georgia. For information on how to apply please visit http://soga.org/scholarships/gulley.
Introduction to Exhibition of Library Material Location: Huntington Library Conservation Center, Munger Research Center Date: September 19, 2012 Instructors: Marieka Kaye, Exhibits Conservator, Huntington Library Jennifer Kim, Conservator, Margaret Herrick Library Synopsis: One day workshop on proper exhibition methods for small-scale display of library materials. Morning – Lecture of preservation issues related to exhibiting library materials. Lecture followed by tour around galleries at Huntington to discuss exhibition issues. Afternoon – Hands-on portion of workshop building basic book cradles and display stands from board. Discussion and demonstration of proper frames and framing methods. Discussion of commercially available exhibition mounts. Marieka Kaye currently holds the position of Exhibits Conservator at The Huntington Library, where she has worked since 2005. Her time is spent assessing, treating, installing, and monitoring items from the Huntington’s library collections for exhibitions and loans. She received a Master’s degree in Art Conservation from Buffalo State College and a Master’s of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. Marieka began to work in the field of library conservation as a Preservation Assistant at Brandeis University in 1998. She went on to work as Library Preservation Assistant at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and Conservation Assistant for Exhibitions and Loans at the New-York Historical Society. She also volunteered her time in the book lab at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and completed advanced internships at the New York City Municipal Archives, Syracuse University, Etherington Conservation Services, and the University of California Los Angeles. Jennifer Kim is the Conservator at the Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She received her Master of Arts degree in Art History and Advanced Certificate in Conservation from the Conservation Center, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She has been working in the conservation field since 2001. Prior to her work at the Herrick Library, her conservation experience has included working on exhibitions for museums including the Autry National Center, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute. Refreshments will be provided in the morning. Lunch can be purchased at the cafeteria. Participants will receive a kit with basic tools required for building mounts. Parking: free in the Huntington parking lot Directions: http://www.huntington.org/huntingtonlibrary_02.aspx?id=308 Workshop cost: $75.00 Registration by mail only, limited to 10 participants on a first come first serve basis. Registration deadline: September 12, 2012 MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO: LAPNet MAIL CHECK TO: Linda Harris Mehr Margaret Herrick Library Director Fairbanks Center for Motion Picture Study 333 S. La Cienega Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211 Registration questions contact: Linda Mehr at (310) 247-3000 ext.2200 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Small Museums Online Community (www.smallmuseumcommunity.org) invites you to attend Deaccessioning: It’s Not A Four-Letter Word – Part II on Wednesday, July 18, 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern (login at 1:45 p.m.) Learn about the process of deaccessioning, from making the initial decision to choosing the method of disposal, and everything in between. This Small Museum Online Community Event features Kathleen Byrne from the National Parks Service. Kathleen will address some of the barriers to deaccessioning identified by participants in the Part I of the event. Deaccessioning: It’s Not A Four-Letter Word – Part I can be watched at the Small Museum Online Community Event Archive: http://www.smallmuseumcommunity.org/link-resources/event-archive/. Wednesday, July 18, about 15 minutes before the event starts, go to http://aaslhcommunity.org/office/ to attend. You only need to enter your name and city to participate. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Kathy Lang, AASLH Small Museums Committee member and SMOC Mayor for Events, at Kathy_Lang@nps.gov. To learn more about the Small Museums Online Community, check out this 5-minute, virtual tour: http://www.screenr.com/bPN8.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Association of Canadian Archivists 2013 Annual Conference: Community as Archives, Archives as Community Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada 13 - 15 June 2013 Communities are the framework of our identities, our history and our lives. Online and offline, connected by geography, ethnicity, language, sexuality, interests, professions, friendship and kin, our lives are a lattice of communities. Join us in Winnipeg, city of communities and meeting places, for an exploration of how archival consciousness arises in communities and how community consciousness has arisen among archivists. We invite proposals related to all areas of archival theory or practice and pertaining to any and all media. These contributions can come from anyone involved with archives: from archival staff and volunteers, from those who share an interest in archives, whether as a community organizer, researcher, creator, a professional or an academic, and from anyone who considers themselves to be a knowledge worker. Topics might include: * Archives as Community: What issues are important to the Canadian archival community right now? How can we act together to achieve our goals? * Community Archives: What is a community archive? What is participatory archiving? How do we build collections and staff that are broadly representative of Canadian society? * Archives and Indigenous Communities: How can archival practice engage with Indigenous knowledge traditions? How can archives build healthy relationships with Canadian Indigenous communities? * Alternative Archives: Do certain communities treat archives in a particular way? How is the concept of ³archives² reinterpreted (as a space, or as an idea)? * Virtual Communities, Virtual Archives: What are the challenges and opportunities of social media as collaborative tools? How do we create archives for digital natives? How can archives participate in open source and standards communities? SUBMITTING PROPOSALS: The 2013 Conference Program Committee invites contributions in a variety of traditional and nontraditional formats including: 1. Traditional session: formal presentation of papers; approximately 20 minutes per speaker, with questions to follow as time allows. 2. Panel discussion: abbreviated presentation of papers; approximately 10-15 minutes per speaker, with discussion to follow. 3. Roundtable: brief 5-7 minute presentations with open discussion 4. Focused Debate on a specific topic: brief presentations with open discussion & debate to follow. Can adhere to formal debating rules or not. 5. Pecha Kucha Session: 8-12 presenters have 20 slides, each shown for 20 seconds on a timer. Thus, each presenter has just 6 minutes and 40 seconds to explain their ideas. Use the ³Call for Submission² button on the ACA website at http://www.archivists.ca/. Submitting your session proposal in electronic form using this link is strongly encouraged. The deadline for these proposals is: Friday, September 29th, 2012 Note: Please be advised there will be a Call for Student Papers as well as a Call for Posters later this year, with submission deadlines early in 2013. WORKSHOP PROPOSALS: For 2013, ACA will use the ³Call for Submission² button for any workshop proposals that will be associated with the Annual Conference; these submissions will go to the Professional Learning Committee, which will make its decisions in mid October 2012. Workshop is defined as a full 1-day or 2-day event, generally combining presentations, group discussions and hands-on activities for a group of about 25 30 participants. Workshops can cover any topic/subject, and may not be related directly to the conference theme. Questions: Please feel free to direct questions to: Johanna Smith Chair, ACA 2013 Conference Program c/o Library and Archives Canada 550 blvd de la Cité Gatineau, QC K1A 0N4 Telephone: 613-897-4742 Fax: 819-934-6800 email@example.com archivists.ca/content/annual-conference
The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum is pleased to announce the second Art Museum Libraries Symposium, to be held September 20 - 21, 2012, in Salem, Massachusetts. Join library, archives, and museum colleagues to discuss the unique issues faced by libraries affiliated with art museums. Topics include Views from Museum Directors, Institutional Archives, Legal Issues, Access to Collections, and Preservation in Today's Museums. A limited number of scholarships to attend the Art Museum Libraries Symposium are available for library and museum professionals, as well asstudents who are studying to enter these professions. Additional scholarships are available for student volunteers who assist with the breakout sessions. For information, online registration, and the proceedings from the 2010 symposium, please visit http://pem.org/library/symposium.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Online Northwest February 8, 2013 Call For Proposals - Deadline October 15, 2012 Online Northwest is a one-day conference focusing on topics that intersect libraries, technology and culture. The conference is sponsored by the Oregon University System Library Council. The 2013 conference will be held at CH2M Hill Alumni Center, Corvallis, Oregon (on the Oregon State University campus) on Friday, February 8, 2013. The conference explores how technology is applied within library settings and its impact on access and services for patrons. Academic, public, school, and special librarians are strongly encouraged to submit proposals. Online Northwest seeks 45-minute presentations or 5-minute lightning talks on all topics relating to technology and libraries including: * Information discovery * Institutional repositories * Mobile computing * Electronic books and e-readers * Linked data and the Semantic Web * Cloud computing * Virtual research environments * User Experience Design * Web 3.0 * Library apps * Technology competencies * Augmented reality Other topics related to technology in libraries are welcome! Submit Proposals: http://www.ous.edu/onlinenw/ Proposal Submission Deadline: Monday, October 15, 2012 For more information and examples of past presentations, see: http://www.ous.edu/onlinenw/
Thursday, July 5, 2012
American Public University System (APUS) University Archives, the Arts and Humanities Alliance of Jefferson County, and HAR Consulting will present a two-day skills development workshop on the management and preservation of heritage materials. The Workshop will consist of sessions focusing on physical and digital archives, area historical research resources, and the development of digital projects. Volunteers, employees, associates, students, and other individuals currently working within area cultural organizationsâ€”as well as independent researchers, collectors, and enthusiasts interested in historic preservationâ€”are encouraged to attend. Workshop sessions will be led by professionals from APUS, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Jefferson County Historical Society, and other institutions. See below for details. Where: APUS Academics Building Library 330 North George Street Charles Town, West Virginia 25414 When: Friday and Saturday October 12-13, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Registration: Capacity of 25 on a first-come, first-serve basis; fee of $20 for both days covers lunch and refreshments Contact: APUS University Archivist Brad Wiles at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-724-2670
Samuel H. Kress Fellowship: Conservation of Photographic Materials: Seeking applicants for a nine-month, post-graduate fellowship in the conservation of photographs at the Chicago History Museum (CHM) to support the preservation of CHM's important collection of Civil War era photographs. The Fellow will survey the collection, prioritize photographic prints for conservation treatment, and provide treatment for some of the most significant and endangered items. This fellowship is available through the support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, administered by the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation (FAIC). The fellowship will begin in the fall of 2012. A stipend of up to $29,000 is available, payable on a monthly basis for the nine-month appointment. This position does not qualify for benefits. The Fellow will be responsible for all taxes. The fellowship is open to US citizens who are recent graduates of a recognized graduate conservation training program in the US or Canada. Additional experience beyond the program in examination and treatment of photographs is desirable. The candidate should have excellent written and oral communication skills to fulfill the objectives of the fellowship, and should have the ability to work independently. The Fellow will be supervised by the Conservator of Paper & Photographs, and will work closely with other staff in Collections and Research departments. Candidate selection is subject to approval by the FAIC. To apply, please send a letter of interest, CV, three letters of recommendation, and copies of conservation examination and treatment reports with images to Carol Turchan, Conservator Chicago History Museum 1601 North Clark Street Chicago, IL. 60614-6038 (312) 799-2073 email: email@example.com
How to STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education in Libraries Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press Carol Smallwood, educator, librarian; co-editor Preserving Local Writers, Genealogy, Photographs, Newspapers and Related Materials, (Scarecrow Press 2012); editor Pre- & Post-Retirement Tips for Librarians, (ALA Editions, 2012); co-editor How to Thrive as a Solo Librarian, (Scarecrow Press, 2012) Vera Gubnitskaia, Orange County Library System librarian, Orlando, Florida; co-editor: Continuing Education for Librarians: Workshops, Conferences, College, and Other Ways (McFarland, forthcoming); co-editor Marketing Your Library: Tips and Tools That Work, (McFarland & Company, 2012) During the past few years, groups like the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, and Center for Education, have been placing great emphasis on the significance of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education. The curricula has been revised in many institutions and school districts across the country. Chapters sought for an anthology by practicing academic, public, school, special librarians, LIS faculty in the United States, Canada, and others sharing practical how-to chapters on: grant writing, community partnerships, outreach, research, and programming activities. Creative methods are sought that apply to various types of libraries and job positions. Concise, how-to chapters words based on experience to help colleagues. Your nuts and bolts article should total 3000-3500 words. No previously published or simultaneously submitted material. One or two authors per chapter; complimentary copy as compensation, discount on more. Please e-mail titles of 2-3 topics, each briefly described separately by July 30, 2012 with short biography sketch(s); place STEM/Last Name on the subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org Time Organization for Librarians: Beating Budget and Staff Cuts Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press Co-editor: Carol Smallwood, Tips for Librarians Running Libraries Alone; Preserving Local Writers, Genealogy, Photographs, Newspapers and Related Materials (Scarecrow Press, 2012) Co-editor: Jason Kuhl, Library Operations Director, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Arlington Heights, Illinois; contributor, The Frugal Librarian: Thriving in Tough Economic Times (ALA Editions, 2011) Co-editor: Lisa Fraser, Public Services Librarian, Bellevue Library, King County Library System, Bellevue, Washington; Guest Lecturer, Information School, University of Washington Chapters sought for an anthology by practicing academic, public, school, special librarians, LIS faculty in the United States and Canada sharing practical how-to chapters on ways to organize time the most effectively especially with budget and staff cuts: Administration, Daily Operations, Maximizing Technology, Personal Life, Goal Setting. Creative methods are sought that work in various types of libraries and job titles. Concise, how-to chapters words based on experience to help colleagues. Your article should total 3000-3500 words; or two articles each 1500-1750 words to equal 3000-3500. No previously published or simultaneously submitted material. One or two authors per chapter; if two chapters both written by the same co-authors. Please e-mail titles of 2-3 topics, briefly described separately by July 30, 2012 with short biography sketch(s); place TIME/Last Name on the subject line to: email@example.com
"You can now view the latest WebWise Reprise focused on utilizing digital tools to collect, curate, and disseminate oral histories here: http://www.connectingtocollections.org/2012-webwise-oral-history/ For more information on WebWise Reprise or to view both recordings from this series, visit the following link: http://www.connectingtocollections.org/webwise-reprise-live-online-webinars/"
Pre-School through Teen Library Outreach Book Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc. Co-editor: Kerol Harrod, Denton Public Library, Denton, Texas; Marketing Your Library: Tips and Tools That Work, McFarland & Company, 2012 Co-editor: Carol Smallwood, The Frugal Librarian: Thriving in Tough Economic Times; and Library Management Tips That Work, both 2011 ALA Editions Chapters sought for an anthology by U.S. practicing academic, public, school, special librarians, LIS faculty, sharing practical how-to chapters on: creative outreach activities that work and are fun for staff, children, parents, and teachers. With budget and staff cuts, changes in technology, and security concerns in an increasingly diverse society, librarians more than ever need successful, inexpensive outreach to young patrons-their future library supporters. Knowing what programs work saves time, effort, and resources for librarians. Creative methods are needed to use in various types of libraries. Concise, how-to chapters 3,000-3,500 words using bullets, headings, based on experience. No previously published or simultaneously submitted material. One or two authors; one complimentary copy per chapter as compensation, discounts on additional copies. Please paste proposed titles of 2-3 topics each briefly described by August 5, 2012 with biography sketch(s); place YOUTH/Last Name on the subject line to Carol: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Proposals for Fast Forward >> The Future of Audio Visual Materials Do you have film? Video Tapes? Cassettes? Records? Reel to reel tape? 8-Tracks? How is your institution working with these collections? Amigos announces a call for proposals for our latest online conference, Fast Forward >> The Future of Audio Visual Materials, which will take place online on Friday, September 7, 2012. We are looking for speakers to talk about how they are working with their audio visual collections. Possible topics could include: · Access to Collections · Preservation · Reformatting · Digitization · Working with vendors · Storage · Standards · Best Practices · *Lessons Learned · *Restoration/Recovery of Data If you can speak on one of the topics above or have another idea in mind, please submit your proposal here: http://www.amigos.org/node/1268 Proposals are due Friday, July 20, 2012. Please share If you have any questions, please contact Gina Minks at email@example.com or 800-843-8482 ext. 2825. Don’t worry if you have never presented online - Amigos will give you the tools and support to succeed! -Gina Gina L. B. Minks Imaging & Preservation Service Manager Amigos Library Services 14400 Midway Road Dallas, TX 75244-3509 Tel: 972-340-2825 Toll free: 800-843-8482 Fax: 972-991-6061 firstname.lastname@example.org
Colleagues, Beth Bloom and I are the editors of Successful Strategies for Teaching Undergraduate Student Research, which will be published by Rowman and Littlefield in 2013. The book will be cross-marketed to the LIS community and teaching faculty. We are looking for authors to contribute case studies that highlight innovative library programs or library-faculty collaborative efforts. Each case study should be approximately 22-25 pages. The book’s abstract is included below: Abstract: One of the most difficult aspects of doing research for undergraduates is being able to frame the research question. This book, which includes contributions from well-known authors from a variety of disciplines—library science, communication, composition and history—helps students do precisely that. The authors focus on different stages of the research process and provide guidance on how to complete the initial, crucial steps for identifying and organizing a topic. Please get in touch with me if you are interested in contributing a chapter or learning more about our project, Marta Marta Mestrovic Deyrup, Ph.D. Professor and Librarian I Seton Hall University Libraries 400 South Orange Avenue South Orange, NJ 07079 Tel: 973-275-2223; Fax: 973-761-9432
Save Pennsylvania's Past is a statewide effort to preserve the millions of objects and historic artifacts that shape the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's history and define our nation. Now in its second year, this two-year initiative is preparing staff to address the challenges threatening Pennsylvania's world-class collections through training programs and online resources. ESSENTIAL POLICIES & PROCEDURES FOR CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS This program will provide an overview of the policy and planning documents that are essential for collections care, such as collections management policies, handling guidelines, and maintenance policies. Schedule: September 11, 2012 Erie September 12, 2012 Pittsburgh September 19, 2012 Johnstown September 20, 2012 Boalsburg October 9, 2012 Allentown October 10, 2012 Scranton October 18, 2012 York October 22, 2012 Philadelphia FUNDRAISING FOR PRESERVATION & CONSERVATION This workshop will examine the planning process that funders want to see in place and the elements of a successful grant proposal. With examples drawn from success stories at museums, historic sites, libraries, and archives, program participants will gain an understanding of how to effectively develop and implement a funding strategy to raise money for their collections. Schedule: November 7, 2012 Johnstown November 8, 2012 Boalsburg December 11, 2012 Allentown December 12, 2012 Scranton January 8, 2013 Philadelphia January 10, 2013 York May 21, 2013 Erie May 22, 2013 Pittsburgh PROTECTING COLLECTIONS: DISASTER PREVENTION, PLANNING, & RESPONSE This two-part program will guide participants in risk mitigation, emergency planning and preparedness, response, and recovery. Schedule: March 13 & April 23, 2013 Erie March 14 & April 24, 2013 Pittsburgh March 19 & May 1, 2013 Philadelphia March 26 & May 8, 2013 Johnstown March 27 & May 9, 2013 Boalsburg April 9 & May 14, 2013 Allentown April 10 & May 15, 2013 Scranton April 30 & June 11, 2013 York Please visit http://www.cvent.com/d/pcq7y3 for more information and to register. Save Pennsylvania's Past is an initiative led by CCAHA in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, PA Museums, and LYRASIS. The project is supported by an Institute of Museum and Library Services Connecting to Collections Statewide Implementation Grant, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Arthur Ross Foundation, Inc. About CCAHA The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) is the country's largest nonprofit conservation facility serving cultural, research and educational institutions, as well as individuals and private organizations. CCAHA's mission is to provide expertise and leadership in the preservation of the world's cultural heritage. CCAHA specializes in the treatment of works of art on paper, such as drawings, prints, maps, posters, historic wallpaper, photographs, rare books, scrapbooks, and manuscripts, along with related materials like parchment and papyrus. CCAHA also offers digital imaging services, on-site consultations, educational programs, fellowships, and emergency conservation services. For information on additional educational opportunities, visit www.ccaha.org or find us on Facebook. KIMBERLY MAGYAR Preservation Services Assistant 264 S. 23RD STREET PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103 t 215.545.0613 f 215.735.9313 e KMAGYAR@CCAHA.ORG