Thursday, November 29, 2012

CFP - Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians

This is the second call for proposals for the annual conference of the Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians: Meeting Challenges, Leading Change: Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians 2013 Conference Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY May 15-17, 2013 Description: Many and great are the challenges faced by technical services librarians: increasing costs of library resources, shrinking budgets, implementation of new cataloging rules, changes in technology, staff training, preserving materials, and digitization. Yet technical services librarian meet these challenges head-on, leading their libraries in creating innovative services for the information needs of library users. You are cordially invited to come and share with other how you are meeting challenges and leading change at your library. Proposal Information: The Conference Program Committee invites forward thinking submissions in all areas related to technical services librarianship: acquisitions, cataloging, serials, electronic resources, and preservation in academic, public, and special libraries. Participants are strongly encouraged to think about the challenges we face, how we are meeting those challenges, and how we are leaders of change within technical services and in our libraries as a whole. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following: · Leadership in technical services · Collaboration within and outside the library · Emerging roles for technical services/technical services librarians · New staffing models in technical services · Metadata: creation, reuse, and interoperability · Integration of metadata with traditional cataloging workflow · Authority control · The catalog: what is its future? · Meeting the challenges of RDA implementation · Special formats cataloging · Increasing costs and shrinking budgets: meeting financial challenges · Patron-driven acquisitions and services · Vendor relations with technical services · Managing the collections: de-selection and inventory · Linked data publishing and applications · Local documentation practices · Managing government documents: access and de-selection issues · Cloud-based solutions in technical services · Digital library projects · Digital object curation and preservation · Network level data management · Role of technical services in open access and scholarly communication · Open source tools and platforms in technical services Participants are invited to submit proposals that address emerging trends, report on recent research, or demonstrate new services, projects, and tools. Time slots for all sessions are 50 minutes in length; this time includes the presentation itself and questions from the audience. Submissions will also be accepted for lightning rounds and round tables. Submit the following information to by Friday, December 14, 2012: · Title of presentation · Abstract (no longer than 250 words) · Names, affiliations, and contact information of all presenters · Primary contact for presenters · Format (presentation, lightning round, round tables) · Equipment and other special needs Presenters will be notified of proposal acceptance by February 1, 2013. For more information contact Margaret Foote, vice-chair, Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians. About OVGSTL The Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians (OVGSTL) was founded in 1924 and draws its members from the states of Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. The annual conference rotates among these three states on a regular basis. Membership is open to anyone interested in library technical services.

FREE webinar - Collaborative Data Management

The ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group is pleased to announce the following webinar, to take place on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 3-4 PM Eastern / 2-3 PM Central / 12-1 PM Pacific: Presentation: Collaborative Data Management Services at the University of California Presenters - Joan Starr, EZID Service Manager and Manager, Strategic and Project Planning (California Digital Library) - Perry Willet (Digital Preservation Service Manager (University of California Curation Center [UC3], California Digital Library) - Claudia Horning, Head, Metadata Team (UCLA Library and Cataloging Metadata Center) - Lisa Federer, Health and Life Sciences Librarian (UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library) Abstract: Researchers are required by the National Science Foundation and other funding agencies to include data management plans with new grant proposals. Faced with this requirement, researchers are looking to libraries for help with various aspects of research data management and curation, from creating data management plans to archiving and providing access to their research data. The University of California Libraries deliver a growing range of services and tools such as the DMPTool , EZID , Merritt , Web Archiving Service and campus-based data management programs. In this webinar, we will introduce these services and tools and then highlight the approach that one UC campus, UCLA, is taking toward campus engagement and faculty outreach and the opportunities and challenges in developing library data services. URL for webinar: Recommendations for webinar connection - Firefox is the preferred browser - Make certain you have an updated version of Flash The presentation will be recorded and made available afterward. Also, this webinar is free, and there is no registration required.

CFP - North American Data Documentation Initiative User Conferenc

The first annual North American Data Documentation Initiative User Conference (NADDI2013) will take place on April 2nd and 3rd, with an opening night reception on April 1st, at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. NADDI is based on the successful European DDI User Conference (EDDI), now in its fourth year. The NADDI2013 call for papers is now open. To submit a proposal for a presentation, please fill out the form on the following page: The deadline for submissions is January 11, 2013. We are looking for presentations related to DDI ( the use of DDI in research settings, archives, or in official statistics organizations; papers on DDI tools, or critiques of DDI. Of particular interest are presentations on the use of DDI by research teams. For details on how to submit a proposal for a presentation, please visit the NADDI2013 web site ( For more information on the European user conference (EDDI) see: If you have additional questions about the NADDI conference, please email .

Online Workshop - Preservation of Audiovisual Materials

Online Workshop Debuts in December: Preservation of Audiovisual Materials Does your special collection include audiovisual treasures that must be preserved, but you haven’t received enough training to feel comfortable with your responsibilities? If this is you, you'll want to join Rebecca Elder, our Adjunct Field Preservation Services Officer, for convenient, at-your-desktop training December 12 and December 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and learn what you need do to keep your collection in optimal condition. Preserving the investment in your audiovisual collections presents a unique challenge to libraries, archives, and museums. The wide variety of A/V formats - videotapes, audiotapes, motion picture film, filmstrips, LPs, CDs, and DVDs - requires special attention to prevent deterioration caused by everything from daily use to storage problems. During these two 2-hour sessions you will learn to: Identify the audiovisual materials in your collections Describe the basic mechanisms of deterioration in audiovisual materials Design improved storage solutions for audiovisual materials Design improved care and handling procedures for audiovisual materials You will have Q&A opportunities with Rebecca regarding your particular situation both during class and via email. A homework assignment will be due one week after the final class. For more details on the training and to register for this brand new workshop, go to or contact Elizabeth Klein, or (800) 843-8482, ext. 2844

New Training Programing in Imaging Ancient Manuscripts

Proposals for Round Two of USC’S TRAINING Program for scholars, conservators, library and museum professionals, archivists and researchers in the use of Reflectance Transformation imaging (RTI) for documenting ancient texts and artifacts, including the loan of imaging equipment, are due January 15, 2013. CALL FOR PROPOSALS (ROUND TWO) The University of Southern California’s West Semitic Research Project ( has just approved the first applicants for training in Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI). The projects that have been accepted include RTI documentation of: • Egyptian graffiti incised on stone blocks • Wax and lead tablets and clay seals ranging from the first century BCE to the eighth century CE • Egyptian quartzite statues • Korean artifacts The Training Program is funded by grants from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The IMLS and the Mellon Foundation have also funded the purchase of imaging equipment to support the Training Program. The objective of this project is to develop an infrastructure for training scholars in the use of RTI technology and subsequently to lend the necessary imaging equipment to participants in the training program so they can do an initial RTI documentation project either in field environments (archaeological sites, etc.) or in libraries, museums and/or other similar venues, worldwide. This initial undertaking should be understood to be a pilot project that can develop into an ongoing, broader documentary effort and preferably may also serve as the catalyst for establishing a scholarly network consortium for image documentation of a given corpus (or corpora) of ancient texts and/or artifacts. All equipment to be lent out is both rugged and compact and is thus ideal for doing sophisticated imaging in remote locations. Twenty-four awards over three years (approximately eight per year) for traineeships will be provided based on the merit and intrinsic importance of a proposed pilot imaging project as well as the appropriateness of the subject matter for RTI imaging. The next deadline for applying to the training program is January 15, 2013, followed by another deadline of April 15, 2013. For more information, see,, or contact Marilyn Lundberg ( or Bruce Zuckerman (

Call for proposals: Northern CA Technical Processes Group 2013 Program

The Northern California Technical Processes Group is seeking speakers for its 76th annual program to be held in Spring 2013. Our topic this year is "Libraries Without Walls Revisited". When the phrase "libraries without walls" was first coined in the 1970s, everyone read books the old-fashioned way, while iPads and the Cloud were the stuff of science fiction. We ask how technology has changed our profession, made our jobs easier, created new challenges for us, and how it ultimately will transform the very idea of libraries and what librarians and professional staff do. Some ideas that you might consider: a) How are libraries transcending their traditional boundaries, either physical or theoretical? b) How can collections services support librarians and professional staff in meeting user needs in environments beyond the library – whether by facilitating embedded librarianship, getting library metadata "in the flow" where users anticipate and need it, or by engaging with patrons to describe, build, and re-contextualize collections? c) How are librarians and professional staff collaborating with other institutions/staff to support the concept and vision of "libraries without walls"? Please submit your proposals (no longer than 250 words) to no later than December 31, 2012, at which time we will choose three speakers. See our Past Programs section at our website ( to see what we’ve been up to the last 76 years. And if you know colleagues that would be interested in presenting at our program, please get in touch with them! While we are mainly looking for presenters involved with collections services, we would also welcome proposals from people who focus on reference and outreach work (for example, embedded librarians).

CFP - JCDL 2013

The call for papers for JCDL 2013 is now open. JCDL 2013 is jointly sponsored by Indiana University Libraries & the UIUC Graduate School of Library and Information Science, and will take place in July 2013 in Indianapolis. More information available at our website or follow us on twitter @JCDL2013 We look forward to seeing your submissions for papers, panels, posters, and other programs. ***********************JCDL 2013 CALL FOR PAPERS AND PROPOSALS***************************************************** JCDL 2013 CALL FOR PAPERS AND PROPOSALS The ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2013) is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, organizational, and social issues. JCDL encompasses the many meanings of the term digital libraries, including (but not limited to) new forms of information institutions and organizations; operational information systems with all manner of digital content; new means of selecting, collecting, organizing, distributing, and accessing digital content; theoretical models of information media, including document genres and electronic publishing; and theory and practice of use of managed content in science and education. JCDL 2013 will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana (USA), 23-25 July 2013. The program is organized by an international committee of scholars and leaders in the digital libraries field and attendance is expected to include several hundreds of researchers, practitioners, managers, and students. IMPORTANT DATES * Full paper submissions due: 28 January 2013 * Short Papers, Panels, Posters, Demonstrations, Workshops, Tutorials due: 4 February 2013 * Doctoral Consortium submissions due: 15 April 2013 * Notification of acceptance for Workshops and Tutorials: 15 March 2013 * Notification for Papers, Panels, Posters, Demonstrations, Workshops, Tutorials: 29 March 2013 * Notification of acceptance for Doctoral Consortium: 6 May 2013 * Conference: 22-26 July 2013 ** Tutorials and Doctoral Consortium: 22 July 2013 ** Main conference: 23-25 July 2013 ** Workshops: 25-26 July 2013 CONFERENCE FOCUS The intended community for this conference includes those interested in all aspects of digital libraries such as infrastructure; institutions; metadata; content; services; digital preservation; system design; scientific data management; workflows; implementation; interface design; human-computer interaction; performance evaluation; usability evaluation; collection development; intellectual property; privacy; electronic publishing; document genres; multimedia; social, institutional, and policy issues; user communities; and associated theoretical topics. JCDL welcomes submissions in these areas. Submissions that resonate with the JCDL 2013 theme of Digital Libraries at the Crossroads are particularly welcome; however, reviews, though they will consider relevance of proposals to digital libraries generally, will not give extra weight to theme-related proposals over proposals that speak to other aspects of digital libraries. The conference sessions, workshops and tutorials will cover all aspects of digital libraries. Participation is sought from all parts of the world and from the full range of established and emerging disciplines and professions including computer science, information science, web science, data science, librarianship, data management, archival science and practice, museum studies and practice, information technology, medicine, social sciences, education and humanities. Representatives from academe, government, industry, and others are invited to participate. JCDL 2013 invites submissions of papers and proposals for posters, demonstrations, tutorials, and workshops that will make the conference an exciting and creative event to attend. As always, the conference welcomes contributions from all the fields that intersect to enable digital libraries. Topics include, but are not limited to: * Collaborative and participatory information environments * Cyberinfrastructure architectures, applications, and deployments * Data mining/extraction of structure from networked information * Digital library and Web Science curriculum development * Distributed information systems * Extracting semantics, entities, and patterns from large collections * Evaluation of online information environments * Impact and evaluation of digital libraries and information in education * Information and knowledge systems * Information policy and copyright law * Information visualization * Interfaces to information for novices and experts * Linked data and its applications * Personal digital information management * Retrieval and browsing * Scientific data curation, citation and scholarly publication * Social media, architecture, and applications * Social networks, virtual organizations and networked information * Social-technical perspectives of digital information * Studies of human factors in networked information * Theoretical models of information interaction and organization * User behavior and modeling * Visualization of large-scale information environments * Web archiving and preservation PAPER SUBMISSIONS Paper authors may choose between two formats: Full papers and short papers. Both formats will be included in the proceedings and will be presented at the conference. Full papers typically will be presented in 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions and discussion. Short papers typically will be presented in 10 minutes with 5 minutes for questions and discussion. Both formats will be rigorously peer reviewed. Complete papers are required -- abstracts and incomplete papers will not be reviewed. Full papers report on mature work, or efforts that have reached an important milestone. Short papers will highlight efforts that might be in an early stage, but are important for the community to be made aware of. Short papers can also present theories or systems that can be described concisely in the limited space. Full papers must not exceed 10 pages. Short papers are limited to at most 4 pages. All papers must be original contributions. The material must therefore not have been previously published or be under review for publication elsewhere. All contributions must be written in English and must follow the ACM formatting guidelines (templates available for authoring in LaTex2e and Microsoft Word). Papers are to be submitted via the conference's EasyChair submission page: All accepted papers will be published by ACM as conference proceedings and electronic versions will be included in both the ACM and IEEE digital libraries. POSTER AND DEMONSTRATION SUBMISSIONS Posters permit presentation of late-breaking results in an informal, interactive manner. Poster proposals should consist of a title, extended abstract, and contact information for the authors, and should not exceed 2 pages. Proposals must follow the conference's formatting guidelines and are to be submitted via the conference's EasyChair submission page: Accepted posters will be displayed at the conference and may include additional materials, space permitting. Abstracts of posters will appear in the proceedings. Demonstrations showcase innovative digital libraries technology and applications, allowing you to share your work directly with your colleagues in a high-visibility setting. Demonstration proposals should consist of a title, extended abstract, and contact information for the authors and should not exceed 2 pages. All contributions must be written in English and must follow the ACM formatting guidelines (templates available for authoring in LaTex2e and Microsoft Word), and are to be submitted via the conference's EasyChair submission page: Abstracts of demonstrations will appear in the proceedings. PANELS AND INVITED BRIEFINGS Panels and invited briefings will complement the other portions of the program with lively discussions of controversial and cutting-edge issues that are not addressed by other program elements. Invited briefing panels will be developed by the Panel co-chairs David Bainbridge ( and George Buchanan ( and will be designed to address a topic of particular interest to those building digital libraries -- they can be thought of as being mini-tutorials. Panel ideas may be stimulated or developed in part from synergistic paper proposals (with consensus of involved paper proposal submitters). This year stand-alone formal proposals for panels also will be accepted (; however, please keep in mind that panel sessions are few and so relatively few panel proposals will be accepted. Panel proposals should include a panel title, identify all panel participants (maximum 5), include a short abstract as well as an uploaded extended abstract in PDF (not to exceed 2 pages) describing the panel topic, how the panel will be organized, the unique perspective that each speaker brings to the topic, and an explicit confirmation that each speaker has indicated a willingness to participate in the session if the proposal is accepted. For more information about potential panel proposals, please contact the Panel co-chairs named above. TUTORIAL SUBMISSIONS Tutorials provide an opportunity to offer in-depth education on a topic or solution relevant to research or practice in digital libraries. They should address a single topic in detail over either a half-day or a full day. They are not intended to be venues for commercial product training. Experts who are interested in engaging members of the community who may not be familiar with a relevant set of technologies or concepts should plan their tutorials to cover the topic or solution to a level that attendees will have sufficient knowledge to follow and further pursue the material beyond the tutorial. Leaders of tutorial sessions will be expected to take an active role in publicizing and recruiting attendees for their sessions. Tutorial proposals should include: a tutorial title; an abstract (1-2 paragraphs, to be used in conference programs); a description or topical outline of tutorial (1-2 paragraphs, to be used for evaluation); duration (half- or full-day); expected number of participants; target audience, including level of experience (introductory, intermediate, advanced); learning objectives; a brief biographical sketch of the presenter(s); and contact information for the presenter(s). Tutorial proposals are to be submitted in electronic form via the conference's EasyChair submission page: WORKSHOP SUBMISSIONS Workshops are intended to draw together communities of interest -- both those in established communities and those interested in discussion and exploration of a new or emerging issue. They can range in format from formal, perhaps centering on presentation of refereed papers, to informal, perhaps centering on an extended round-table discussions among the selected participants. Submissions should include: a workshop title and short description; a statement of objectives for the workshop; a topical outline for the workshop; identification of the expected audience and expected number of attendees; a description of the planned format and duration (half-day, full-day, or one and a half day); information about how the attendees will be identified, notified of the workshop, and, if necessary, selected from among applicants; as well as contact and biographical information about the organizers. Finally, if a workshop or closely related workshop has been held previously, information about the earlier sessions should be provided -- dates, locations, outcomes, attendance, etc. Workshop proposals are to be submitted in electronic form via the conference's EasyChair submission page: DOCTORAL SUBMISSIONS The Doctoral Consortium is a workshop for Ph.D. students from all over the world who are in the early phases of their dissertation work. Ideally, students should have written or be close to completing a thesis proposal, and be far enough away from finishing the thesis that they can make good use of feedback received during the consortium. Students interested in participating in the Doctoral Consortium should submit an extended abstract describing their digital library research. Submissions relating to any aspect of digital library research, development, and evaluation are welcomed, including: technical advances, usage and impact studies, policy analyses, social and institutional implications, theoretical contributions, interaction and design advances, and innovative applications in the sciences, humanities, and education. See for a more extensive description of the goals of the Doctoral Consortium and for complete proposal requirements. Doctoral consortium proposals are to be submitted via the conference's EasyChair submission page: IMPORTANT NOTES FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS All contributions must be submitted in electronic form via the JCDL 2013 submission Web page, following ACM guidelines and using the ACM template. Please submit all papers in PDF format.

Fellowship - Woody Guthrie

The Woody Guthrie Foundation and Archives, in conjunction with the BMI Foundation, Inc., are pleased to announce that the application period for the 2013 Woody Guthrie Fellowship Program is now open. The 8th Annual Woody Guthrie Fellowship, with a value of up to $5,000, will be awarded to support scholarly research at the Woody Guthrie Archives in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This Fellowship seeks to encourage unique exploration into the many facets of Woody Guthrie’s life, legacy, and contribution to American and world culture. Scholars pursuing research related to Woody Guthrie’s life, historic context, creative works, and musical influence, as well as his philosophical, political, or humanistic ideals, are encouraged to apply for this prestigious Fellowship. More information about the Fellowship is available through the Woody Guthrie Fellowship Program website. Application Deadline: February 1, 2013 Please direct questions to

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Free Webinar - “Hurricane Sandy Collections Recovery"

Free Webinar and Live Chat Tuesday at 2:00 pm (Eastern) “Hurricane Sandy Collections Recovery" In response to the ongoing recovery efforts associated with Hurricane Sandy, the Connecting to Collections Online Community will host a webinar and live chat event on Tuesday, November 20, at 2:00 pm (Eastern). This webinar will bring together leading experts in the field of disaster recovery to provide the cultural community with critical information on salvaging damaged collections. During this webinar we will discuss health and safety concerns; triage, loss, and stabilization of collections; and recovery strategies. You do not need to be a registered member of the Online Community to participate in this webinar. Simply click on “Access Meeting Room” on the right side of the home page. Once there, enter your name and location and click “Enter Now!” You will be redirected to the webinar. If you’re having difficulty, please take a look at our troubleshooting page. _____ What: Webinar and live chat event When: Tuesday, November 20, 2:00 pm (Eastern) Where: The C2C Meeting Room Who: Institutions affected by Hurricane Sandy; those providing outreach to affected institutions or helping the public save personal treasures; and those interested in strengthening their disaster preparedness training are invited to participate. Featured Experts: Beverly Perkins, chief conservator with the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, and Hilary Kaplan, training specialist with the National Archives and Records Administration Featured Resources: American Institute for Conservation Collections Emergency Response Team (AIC-CERT) Emergency Response Services (Regional Alliance for Preservation) After the Flood (Heritage Preservation) Preserving Treasures After a Disaster (Library of Congress) Vital Records and Disaster Recovery (National Archives and Records Administration) Working with Disaster Recovery Vendors (New York State Archives) Additional resources from the New York State Archives Heritage Preservation is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the United States. By identifying risks, developing innovative programs, and providing broad public access to expert advice, Heritage Preservation assists museums, libraries, archives, historic preservation and other organizations, as well as individuals in caring for our endangered heritage. Heritage Preservation moderates the Connecting to Collections Online Community.

FREE webinar - ARLIS/NA or ACRL Arts

You are invited to attend a special joint webinar co-organized by ARLIS/NA and ACRL Arts Section! Attendance is free, but you must be a current member of either ARLIS/NA or ACRL Arts. Use the link below to register; you will receive the webinar login information once your membership status is confirmed. Description: Imagining, Innovating, Leading: Exploring the Connections Between Librarianship and Creativity Join us for a Webinar on December 7 Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: ARLIS/NA and ACRL Arts Section members are invited to attend this special joint webinar that explores the role of librarians' individual creativity and its effects in the library workplace and greater community. Tina Chan, Reference/Instruction Librarian at SUNY-Oswego, will discuss On My Own Time, a community event that celebrates the creative talent of faculty and staff who are visual artists "on their own time." SUNY Oswego participated in On My Own Time to recognize employees’ individual artistic talents and to foster imagination and creativity among employees. (Chan's presentation is encored from the ACRL-Arts discussion forum at the 2012 ALA annual conference.) Annette Haines, Art & Design Field Librarian at the University of Michigan, will explore the existing theories and ideas on workplace creativity and how they apply to librarianship. Haines stresses the imperative of putting creative work first and offers strategies librarians can apply to manage workplace stress and foster creativity in themselves and others. (Haines' presentation is an encore from the 2012 ARLIS/NA annual conference.) *Attendance is limited to current ARLIS/NA and ACRL-Arts members only. Registration will close at 11am Central on 12/7/2012. A limited number of seats are available and successful registration does not guarantee a reservation. Attendees are encouraged to log-in just before the start of the webinar to help ensure a seat. By registering for this event you allow your name and contact information to be shared with the membership committees of ARLIS/NA and ACRL-Arts for analysis and possible follow-up. A recording for this webinar will be made available for members two weeks after the webinar date. Questions may be directed to Title: Imagining, Innovating, Leading: Exploring the Connections Between Librarianship and Creativity Date: Friday, December 7, 2012 Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. System Requirements PC-based attendees Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server Mac®-based attendees Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer Mobile attendees Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet *By registering, I understand and acknowledge that this Webinar will be recorded by ARLIS/NA and/or those designated by ARLIS/NA. ARLIS/NA may record my name and questions I ask during the course of the Webinar presentation. As a condition of my participation in the Webinar, I agree to irrevocably grant to ARLIS/NA, its assigns, licensees and successors the right to publish, record, broadcast, exhibit, display, reproduce, edit or otherwise use perpetually throughout the world, in all media now and hereafter known or devised, in whole or in part, my name, questions, quotes and material otherwise provided by me (collectively, the “Material”) during my participation in the Webinar. I also agree that ARLIS/NA shall be the sole owner in perpetuity of any and all rights in and to any and all works containing the Material, in whole or in part, for all purposes whatsoever and in any manner or media including, without limitation, printed works, compact discs, DVDs, MP3, and computer on line services.


Topic: HTML5 and CSS3 Deadline for Proposals: December 14, 2012 Conference Date: February 8, 2013 Location: Online HTML5 and CSS3 are two major web development standards today. Both have moved web authors into the present with options for incorporating more semantic elements, easier audio/video inclusion, APIs, and an ever increasing formatting feature set. But how well supported are they today? Is it practical to use these standards with the browsers available today? Are there ways to incorporate parts of these standards or do web pages have to incorporate the entire standard? What are the "gotchas?" This is the focus of Amigos' February 8, 2013 online conference. We are looking for web developers that deal with library websites and have, either successfully or unsuccessfully, started incorporating HTML5 and/or CSS3 functionality. We're searching for practical stories of what worked, what didn’t, and what you learned along the way. Do you use an HTML5/CSS3-compliant content management system? Or try to? Have you incorporated multimedia using HTML5? Are you using media queries? Have you started using more advanced selectors? We want to hear about everything related to HTML5 and CSS3. The online conference will be held Friday, February 8th, 2013. We are looking for 45-minute sessions throughout the day. If you are interested, complete and submit our "Call for Proposals" form and we'll be in touch. If you know someone that might be interested, please forward this invitation to them. We are looking for anyone who does web development, even indirectly, on your library's website – whether they are library employees or not. All presenters will be comped for the conference! The deadline for submitting proposals will be Friday, December 14, 2012. FYI - We are fortunate to have Christopher Schmitt as our keynoter. Well-known for his work with the Web Standards Project , he heads the new media company and web design company called and is the author of several books on standards-based web design. If you have questions, please contact Christine Peterson, 800-843-8482 x2891. Christine Peterson Continuing Education Librarian Amigos Library Services, Inc. 800-843-8482 x2891

Friday, November 16, 2012

Symposium - We Shape Our Tools, and Our Tools Shape Us

Save the date: February 8, 2013 Hosted by: ACA @ UBC International Symposium Topic: We Shape Our Tools, and Our Tools Shape Us Where: Frederic Wood Theatre, University of British Columbia The 5th Annual ACA@UBC International Symposium, “We Shape Our Tools, and Our Tools Shape Us", will bring together experts in digital forensics, preservation and recordkeeping in order to open a dialogue about the nature of different technologies used along the records lifecycle and the way they have come to influence records creation, maintenance, use and preservation. The presenters are: · Eric Borglund, Mid-Sweden University · Bethany Cron, US National Archives and Records Administration · Barbara Endicott Popovsky, University of Washington · Richard Marciano, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill · Nancy McGovern, Massachusetts Institute of Technology · Bruce Miller, RIMtech, Canada · Frank Tompa, University of Waterloo Registration will open in December! Be sure to keep an eye out for further updates on early bird registration specials, Symposium program, and presentations abstracts! For more information, please visit the Symposium website: Please join us in this interdisciplinary dialogue at the 5th Annual ACA@UBC International Symposium, as we investigate the challenges and opportunities of our professional tools! If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us at:

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Travel grant - Adult education

The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) at Syracuse University Library invites applicants to its Alexander N. Charters Adult Education Research Grants-in-Aid Program, now in its sixth year. Up to $4,000 of grants-in-aid will be awarded in 2013 to researchers and practitioners wishing to use the adult education collections in SCRC's Charters Library. The actual amount of each award will depend upon the scope of the research outlined in the applicant's proposal. Winners will be encouraged to submit copies of any scholarly output resulting from their work, for inclusion in SUrface, Syracuse University's institutional repository. The Charters Library of Resources for Educators of Adults ( is the world's most comprehensive collection of English-language materials in the field of adult and continuing education. Among the resources available to researchers are more than 90 discrete manuscript collections, 2,100 books, 50 professional journals, 220 newsletters, 400 sound recordings, 100 video-recordings, 10,000 photographs and some 2,800 master's theses and dissertations in the field. Also included are the papers of individuals such as William Langner, Beverly Cassara, and (of course) its namesake Alexander Charters, as well as the records of such pivotal organizations as Laubach Literacy International, the National University Continuing Education Association, and the Adult Education Association/American Association for Adult and Continuing Education. Online finding aids to the manuscript collections are available on SCRC's Web site at The application deadline is January 15, 2013, and winners will be announced by March 1, 2013. Grant funds awarded in March must be used between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014. For information on how to apply, visit our Web page at The Special Collections Research Center at Syracuse University Library, the home of the Charters Library, has more than 150,000 printed works and over 2,000 manuscript and archival collections. Its holdings are particularly strong in the 20th century; they include the personal papers and manuscripts of such luminaries as artist Grace Hartigan, inspirational preacher Norman Vincent Peale, author Joyce Carol Oates, photojournalist Margaret Bourke White, and industrial designer Walter Dorwin Teague, as well as the records of organizations such as avant-garde publisher Grove Press. A full list of all SCRC collections is available from our website at

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Award - Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian of the Year

The Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian of the Year award recognizes an individual librarian who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of instruction in a college or research library environment. The award honors Miriam Dudley, whose pioneering efforts in the field of bibliographic instruction led to the formation of the ACRL Instruction Section. For more details about the award please see the attached flyer or the Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian award web page: How to submit a nomination for the Dudley Award: · Please send Dudley Award nominations to me at · Electronic submissions are required. · Nominations must include the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of the nominee with a letter of support detailing the nominee's qualifications for the award. · Additional letters of support are encouraged, up to three will be considered. · Nominators: Please include your name, mailing address, email address, and phone number. · Nominations are due December 7, 2012 Feel free to contact Stephanie Michel, Chair, with questions about the Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian of the Year Award and the nomination process

Friday, November 9, 2012

CFP - Early Photography in New England

This announcement is a Call for Papers for the 2013 Wellesley College/Historic Deerfield symposium in American Art and Architecture. The title of this year's symposium is "Early Photography in New England: From Heliography to the Handheld Kodak, 1830-1900." Deadline for the CFP is December 14th, 2012. The symposium will be held at Historic Deerfield in Deerfield, MA on March 9th, 2013.

FREE webinar - Library Support Staff Certification

The American Library Association’s Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program will be hosting two free webinars regarding the program next week. Information and links to register are listed below. If you have any questions, please email November 13th, 2pm Central Time – An Introduction to the LSSC Program On Tuesday, November 13 at 2:00 pm (Central), LSSC will offer an hour-long webinar on the program and how it works. The presentation will explain the value of this certification to Library Support Staff, employers, and library users. You will also have the opportunity to have all of your questions answered by program staff members. This webinar is open to all interested candidates. Register to attend at November 15th, 2pm Central Time – Preparing a Portfolio Many LSSC candidates want to prepare portfolios to meet LSSC requirements. On Thursday, November 15 at 2:00 pm (Central), LSSC will offer an hour-long webinar explaining what the LSSC Program requires in a portfolio. The presentation will also give you the chance to see examples of successful submissions and learn how your portfolio will be evaluated. This webinar is open to all interested candidates. Register to attend at:

Thursday, November 8, 2012

FREE webinar - Text a Librarian

11/15/2012 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT) Transforming Traditional Library Services: Text a Librarian – Ideas for Best Practices (Infopeople) The mobile revolution – the use of mobile devices to access information, communication, and entertainment networks and services from many locations – is one of the fastest, most pervasive technological revolutions in the history of humankind. The pace of change, the plethora of devices and new versions, the battle for operating system supremacy, and the app explosion have resulted in a dizzying matrix of problems, challenges, and opportunities for libraries and library workers. At the end of this one-hour webinar, the second of a four-part series, participants will: Understand how mobile reference services work, Identify some of the software/vendors that supply mobile reference services, Be familiar with the types of questions best answered via mobile reference, and Share best practices for mobile reference services.

FREE webinar - RDA

11/14/2012 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT) RDA: Are We There Yet? (Georgia Library Association) It's been a long time coming, but Resource Description and Access (RDA), the new cataloging code, will be implemented by the Library of Congress next year. Are you ready? In this session, Emily Dust Nimsakont will provide an update on the latest RDA-related developments and offer tips for RDA implementation.

FREE webinar - Video Book Talks

11/14/2012 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (CT) Video Book Talks: From Script to Screen (Nebraska Library Commission) Sally, Michael and Laura will discuss the how and why of video book talks—and demonstrate making one, from writing your script to editing your video to posting it online. If you want to engage your Teens, market your book discussion group, or just encourage people to read, check out this easy, fun way to add book talks to your Website.

FREE webinar - Donor Campaigns

11/9/2012 11:00 - Noon (CT) Tips for Successful Major (and Minor) Donor Campaigns: All you ever wanted to know (Montana State Library) Join Leslie Modrow of the Parmly Billings Library Foundation to learn more about fundraising for your library. Learn about how to set a goal, who to get involved, how much to request, how to make the “ask”, pitfalls and no-no’s to avoid, and what resources you can use

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Connections. Perspective. Inspiration. Kentucky History Day Spring 2013 Internship: Education Kentucky Service Corps AmeriCorps The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is a state agency and membership organization that is fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The KHS mission is to engage people in the exploration of the Commonwealth’s diverse heritage by providing connections to the past, perspective on the present and inspiration for the future. Students will participate in a 300-hour internship program with the KHS education team. This internship will consist of assisting with Kentucky’s National History Day program and developing school outreach programs and materials related to it. Administrative responsibilities pertaining to membership, district, state and national contest are also required. The internship will provide one full day of training plus training throughout the internship. Students will also be expected to attend all district contests and state contest of Kentucky’s National History Day. Requirements: Must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university as an undergraduate (junior or senior standing) or a graduate student. Student must also have a valid driver’s license and be able to travel throughout the state. Project is a minimum of 300 hours. Training begins in December 2012. Projects are on a flexible schedule. Position must be completed by Aug. 31, 2013. Required dates: March 2: Morehead State University, Morehead, Ky. March 9: DuPont Manual High School, Louisville, Ky. March 16: Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Ky. March 23: Kentucky Wesleyan College, Owensboro, Ky. March 29: Southeast Community and Technical College, Cumberland, Ky. April 26 and 27: University of Louisville, Louisville, Ky. This is a temporary position, with an educational voucher of $1,132 offered through AmeriCorps, and requires travel. Employee benefits are not available. Housing is not provided. To apply, email cover letter and resume to No phone calls please. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D To become eligible for the $1,132 educational voucher offered through AmeriCorps applicants must also complete and application through Kentucky Campus Compact. Visit and click the Kentucky Service Corps link.

FREE webinar - Disaster planning

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