Friday, January 29, 2010

Internship - Alaska

Anchorage Museum Association Summer Internship Opportunity

WHEN: 10 weeks, June-September 2010, start and end dates can be flexible.

Work schedule will be Tuesday – Saturday.

WHERE: Atwood Resource Center (formerly known as the Library and
Archives), Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, in beautiful Anchorage,

WHAT: The Atwood Resource Center is seeking enthusiastic applicants for
this year’s William E. Davis Internship. This summer internship position is
funded by the Cook Inlet Historical Society and the Anchorage Museum
Association. The recipient will receive a stipend of $2700. Work
experience and training will include reference services, processing and
describing negatives from the Steve McCutcheon Collection, and an
introduction to The Museum System collection management software.

WHO: Applicants must be at least 18, must be computer literate, and
should have an interest in a career in archives and libraries. Previous
experience with historical photographs, databases, Alaska history and/or
special collections research preferred.


Please send a completed application with a resume and a letter describing
your interest in the position, to Jacquelyn B. Hoflich, SPHR, Human Resource
Director, Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, 625 C Street, Anchorage, AK,
99501; by fax: (907) 929-9217, or e-mail:
Applications can be found on our website at (, or please
call (907) 929-9201 to have one emailed, faxed, or mailed to you. All
resumes and letters must be accompanied by a completed application.

DEADLINE: Open until filled.

Free webinar - IT and records

Subject: Free IT Survival Briefing and Electronic Records Training Schedule
From: "Andy Potter"
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2010 12:53:35 -0500
X-Message-Number: 3

Survival Guide for IT Professionals is a free, 90 minute online briefing
that is being offered on Tuesday March 2 at 11:00 EST. This briefing is
designed to raise awareness within the IT community of the legal
responsibilities for records management and the consequences for
noncompliance that are directly tied to IT. This course will discuss
system requirements, transfer specifications for electronic records and
other topics. It will cover resources that are available to assist the
IT professional as they perform their duties. In addition, NARA's
Northeast Region plans a comprehensive schedule of training
opportunities aimed at helping Federal agencies' managers and staff
address a wide range of electronic records issues. The Region will
provide both in-person and virtual training. One of the most frequent
requests customer agencies have is for more practical electronic records
training. With this in mind, the Region will focus Fiscal Year 2010
training opportunities on electronic records and electronic records
management. These training courses include 2 two-day in-person
workshops on Electronic Records Management and Advanced Electronic
Records Management. Each workshop costs $300.00 per person. The
courses are being offered in New York and Boston. In addition, they will
also be offering webinars in Electronic Records Management and
Electronic Records Formats. Each webinar will be presented in four
90-minute leader-led sessions using a web conferencing application and a
telephone connection and costs $125.00 per connection. What this means
is that agencies can train as many people as they can fit in a room as
long as they only use one internet connection and a telephone line to
access the training. The wide range of electronic records management
training offered will allow for Federal employees with different levels
of experience and responsibility to get the training they need to ensure
that they're activities are adequately documented. For more information
call us at 781.663.0148 or email us at Other
information can be found on the web at Andy Potter
Senior Records Analyst
NARA's Northeast Region
(413) 236-3605

Workshops - NEH for Community College Faculty

Workshops for Community College Faculty
Summer 2010


Applications due March 2

The National Endowment for the Humanities is an independent grant-making
agency of the federal government. The following opportunities are
available for community college educators to engage in intensive study and
discussion of important topics in American history and culture.


Landmarks of American Democracy: From Freedom Summer to the Memphis
Sanitation Workers' Strike
Jackson, Miss., and Memphis, Tenn.
July 11–17 or July 18–24, 2010
Locations: Jackson, Miss.; Memphis, Tenn.; the Delta

As part of the NEH’s We the People program, we offer the following
Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops for Community College
Faculty. These one-week programs will give participants direct experiences
in the interpretation of significant historical and cultural sites and the
use of archival and other primary evidence. Landmarks Workshops present
the best scholarship on a specific landmark or related cluster of
landmarks, enabling participants to gain a sense of the importance of
historical places, to make connections between what they learn in the
Workshop and what they teach, to advance their own scholarship, and to
develop enhanced teaching materials. Faculty selected to participate will
receive a stipend of $1,200. Stipends help cover living expenses, books,
and travel expenses to and from the Workshop location.

These projects are designed for faculty members at American community
colleges. Adjunct and part-time lecturers as well as full-time faculty are
eligible to apply. Other community college staff, including, librarians
and administrators, are eligible to compete, provided they can advance the
teaching and/or research goals of the workshop. An applicant need not have
an advanced degree in order to qualify. Applicants must be United States
citizens, residents of U.S. jurisdictions, or foreign nationals who have
been residing in the United States or its territories for at least the
three years immediately preceding the application deadline. Foreign
nationals teaching abroad at non-U.S. chartered institutions are not
eligible to apply.

Applicants must complete the NEH application and provide all of the
information requested to be considered eligible. An individual may apply
to up to three NEH summer projects in any one year (Landmarks Workshops,
Seminars, or Institutes), but may participate in only one. Please note
that eligibility criteria differ significantly between the Landmarks
Workshops and the Seminars and Institutes Programs.

The application packet should contain a letter from the project director
describing in detail the content of the Workshop, the institutional
setting, what is expected of participants, and specific provisions for
lodging and subsistence. In some cases, directors have websites for their
projects and the information letter may be downloaded from their website.
All application materials must be sent to the project director at the
address listed on the program poster. Application materials and reference
letters sent to the Endowment will not be processed. Please indicate on
the application cover sheet your first and second choices of Workshop
dates. A completed application consists of three copies of the following
collated items:
- the completed application cover sheet (filled out online at this
address: - and printed
out to add to your application package)
- a résumé or C.V. detailing your educational qualifications and
professional experience,
- an application essay (one to two double-spaced pages) addressing your
professional background; your interest in the subject of the Workshop;
your special perspectives, skills, or experiences that would contribute to
the Workshop; and how the experience would enhance your teaching and/or
- a letter of recommendation from your department chair/division head or
another professional reference. It is helpful for referees to read a copy
of the description of the project sent by the director and the application
essay. Please ask your referee to sign his/her name across the seal on the
back of the envelope containing the letter, and enclose the letter with
your application.

Completed applications should be submitted to the project director and
should be postmarked no later than March 2, 2010. Successful applicants
will be notified of their selection by April 2, 2010, and they will have
until April 9, 2010 to accept or decline the offer. Applicants who will
not be home during the notification period should provide an address and
phone number where they can be reached. Please direct all questions
concerning individual Landmarks Workshops as well as all requests for
application materials to the appropriate director(s). General questions
concerning NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture programs may be
directed to the NEH Division of Education Programs (202/606-8463 or

Endowment programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
national origin, sex, disability, or age. For further information, write
to NEH Equal Opportunity Officer, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20506. TDD: 202/606-8282 (this is a special telephone
device for the Deaf).

Michelle D. Deardorff
Program Director
The Hamer Institute
601-979-5926 (fax)
Visit the website at


July 11-17 and July 25-31
Elon University, North Carolina

Building the New South is a NEH-sponsored summer workshop for community
college professors that will be held at Elon University in the summer of
2010. The workshop will explore the dramatic economic and social
transformation that swept the American South in the decades after the
Civil War. The focus of the workshop will be on the Piedmont, the portion
of the South where the most dramatic change—industrialization—took place.
Participants will read texts and primary source documents, visit historic
sites and museums such as the Glencoe mill village and the Levine Museum
of the New South, and do archival research at the Southern Historical
Collection in Chapel Hill. The workshop will be led by some of the most
prominent historians working in the field.

The workshop will consist of two sessions (July 11-17 and July 25-31);
each session will be limited to twenty-five participants. Participants
will receive a $1200 stipend to help pay for travel expenses, books, food
and accommodations. The completed application must be postmarked no later
than March 2, 2010.

ELON, NC 27244
Visit the website at

Online workshop - Cataloging Using the OCLC Connexion

Cataloging Using the OCLC Connexion Client Interface - Online

This three-day online course will introduce library staff to OCLC's client interface to the Connexion service and demonstrate how to use it efficiently. Focus will be on using the software for new and copy cataloging and will include how to:

* Apply known search techniques to the new interface.
* Edit existing records to better suit the needs of your library.
* Create new records from scratch or from existing records.
* Export records for use in your own local system.
* Work offline using the software's batch capabilities.
* Create labels using the built-in label program.

NOTE: This course is designed for individual participation. Regardless of whether you attend as an individual or as a group, the fee for this online workshop will be charged for each person who views the session. All participants must register separately.

Who Should Attend
Library personnel wishing to gain a better understanding of the capabilities of the Connexion client interface and how it can help streamline their workflow should attend.

Sites & Dates – Students need to attend all three sessions

Online -


Regan Harper

Register now


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

All times listed are in Mountain Time.

BCR members -- $175.00
Nonmembers -- $210.00

1 BCR training voucher accepted as payment.

Customizing the OCLC Connexion Client Software - Online

This online course will instruct library staff on how to customize the Connexion client software to streamline their workflow and improve their cataloging experience. Topics covered include:

* How to customize the desktop for greater efficiency
* How to record macros to increase productivity
* Customizing client options for greater control of the interface

NOTE: This course is designed for individual participation. Regardless of whether you attend as an individual or as a group, the fee for this online workshop will be charged for each person who views the session. All participants must register separately.

Who Should Attend
Library personnel who want to make use of the advanced features of the client software and make it a more productive tool.

Sites & Dates – Students need to attend both sessions

Online -


Regan Harper

Register now


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

All times listed are in Mountain Time.

BCR members -- $150.00
Nonmembers -- $180.00

1 BCR training voucher accepted as payment.


Bobbi Navarro

Education & Outreach Services

BCR (Bibliographical Center for Research)

14394 E. Evans Ave.

Aurora, CO 80014-1408

303-751-6277 ext.126


Fax: 303-751-9787



Internship - Yellowstone National Park

Archives Internship
Heritage and Research Center
Yellowstone National Park
Summer 2010


Yellowstone National Park is the world’s first national park and was so designated by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872. It has also been designated a World Heritage Site (1978) and International Biosphere Reserve (1976), and is the only National Park Service site to be an official affiliate of the National Archives and Records Administration. The park’s archives, library and museum collections contain several million items and constitute one of the largest collections in the National Park Service. Yellowstone’s collections contain immeasurably valuable information related to the history of not only Yellowstone, but also the conservation movement in a world context. They include:
> 2,500 linear feet of historic records affiliated with the National Archives that document management of the park from its inception in 1872, through U.S. Army administration, to the present;
> 90,000 photographic prints and negatives that illustrate park history and resources from the days of trappers and the earliest explorers of the region;
> 20,000 rare books and other manuscripts, including most of the rarest publications on Yellowstone still extant; and
> More than 300,000 natural science specimens and cultural objects ranging from fossils, historic vehicles, and Native American artifacts, to original paintings by artist Thomas Moran and photographs by William Henry Jackson.

Yellowstone National Park’s new Heritage and Research Center (HRC), a 32,000 square foot, state-of-the-art collections storage and research facility, was completed in summer 2004 and the park’s entire collection (with the exception of the historic vehicle collection) was moved to the building at that time. This new facility provides a 500% increase in archives and library office, processing and storage space, and a 700% increase in museum space. There is also 1,600 square feet of rotating exhibit space, as well as the park’s archeology lab and herbarium storage.

The internship will be for 10 – 12 weeks during Summer 2010 with the park’s archives, library and museum collection program within the Branch of Cultural Resources, at the HRC. The intern will be introduced to the archives and curatorial field and mentored by the park archivist, curator and curatorial staff. Duties will include processing, rehousing and cataloging archival collections into the park’s collections management database, ANCS+ (Automated National Catalog System), and organizing and rehousing the large map and oversized document collection. The intern will also spend time at the HRC public contact station, assisting visitors and interpreting the lobby exhibits as well as the collections in storage. The intern will be an integral part of the curatorial staff for the summer and will be involved in all aspects of the program, including performing collections management functions at museums in the park’s interior, meeting with other branch staff (historian, archivist, librarians, anthropologist, historic architect, and archeologist), and will have the opportunity to meet with staff from the Branch of Natural Resources (bison and wolf biologists, fisheries staff, botanist) in order to pursue his/her own interests and to obtain a clear sense of Yellowstone National Park’s (YNP) operations and mission. For additional information, please contact Colleen E. Curry, YNP’s supervisory museum curator, at 307-344-2262 or For additional information on Yellowstone’s collections and the HRC, check out our website:

Housing and Stipend
The intern will be required to work a 40-hour week and will be paid a GS-05 salary (in 2009 that was $12.95/hour). Shared park housing is assigned for this position, the rent for which will be deducted from the intern’s bi-weekly pay (park housing roughly costs $175 - $250 a month).

The intern will be supervised and evaluated by the park archivist. He/she will function as an entry-level employee and will be expected to conduct himself/herself with professional dress and demeanor and adhere to a 40-hour work week as determined by the curator.

Since 9/11, the federal government has required background investigations on all employees using computers, including interns and volunteers. The successful applicant must be willing to complete a background investigation form and get finger-printed by a law enforcement agency.

To Apply
Only current students and/or those able to provide proof of enrollment (if the successful candidate) in an accredited college or university for the Fall 2010 semester are eligible to apply due to the hiring authority used (STEP – Student Temporary Employment Program).

By February 12, 2010, send letter of interest and resume with list of three references to:
Colleen E. Curry
Supervisory Museum Curator
Yellowstone Heritage and Research Center
P. O. Box 168
Internship - Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
(307) 344-2262

Free tech conference - Massachusetts

Mark your calendars for Friday, March 19th and join us for this free 1/2 day unConference focused on library technology @ Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts.

How does ITIG’s DigiCamp work? If you are interested in hearing about other library’s use of technology, or if you wish to share innovative or interesting things that are happening at YOUR library, just show up and share! DigiCamp will feature a community-driven format where each session is designed and delivered by you! This format fosters spontaneous sharing, therefore, no PowerPoints allowed! Even the topics chosen for each session will be chosen by you!

Is DigiCamp right for me? DigiCamp is designed for all technology levels, so come one, come all!

Bookmark this page and check back to see who is coming and topics under discussion!

Where: Wheaton College Library. Norton, Massachusetts
When: Friday, March 19th. Registration starts @ 9am. Lightning round sessions begin @ 9:30am till 12:30pm
How much? Absolutely free! That’s right, zip, zero, nada!
How do I register? Click here for registration
Registration Deadline: Registration ends on Friday, Feb 19th so register early!

Internship - McDonald's

Title: Archives Graduate Intern
Category: Internship
Req Number: 5675-MB/JP
Location(s): Oak Brook IL

McDonald's is one of the world's most well known and valuable brands and holds a leading share in the globally branded quick service segment of the informal eating-out market in virtually every country in which we do business.

Our rich history began with our founder, Ray Kroc. The strong foundation that he built continues today with McDonald's vision and the commitment of our people to keep the shine on McDonald's arches for years to come.

McDonald's is built on a foundation of values and we are committed to socially responsible practices.

Why is McDonald's Corporation a great place for interns?

· Intern events focused on your professional development

· Exposure to management via executive lunches/breakfasts

· Intern activities that will assist you in learning the operational side of McDonald's

· Team Oriented environment

· Opportunity for advancement

· Formalized internship summer program

The McDonald's Golden Archives serve as the centralized information and research center for the historical assets of McDonald's Corporation. The Archives acquire, preserve and provide information to maintain the integrity of brand McDonald's and support current and future business activities.

We currently have a need for an Archives Intern. The Archives intern will assist the arrangement and description of archival collections (particularly our backlog of photographs), responding to reference queries and exhibit maintenance.

Minimum requirements:

· Currently enrolled in a full time Graduate program focusing on History or Library Science.

· Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater.

Mike Bullington, CA

Senior Archives Manager

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Lectures - New York City

The Archives and Public History Program at NYU, in conjunction with a generous grant from the NYU Humanities Initiative, will be sponsoring a series of multidisciplinary programs this spring around the theme of "Discussing the Archive." Our first program will be held on Thursday, February 4th, and the series is outlined below. All are invited.

"Problems and Productivities of Archival Silence"

Thursday February 4th, 2010. 5:30 - 7:30pm.
King Juan Carlos Center, 1st Floor Screening Room
53 Washington Square South.

Jeannette Allis Bastian, Associate Professor and Archives Program Director,
Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science

Stephen M. Best, Associate Professor of English, University of California,

Saidiya Hartman, Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Women's
and Gender Studies, Columbia University

Natasha J. Lightfoot, Assistant Professor of History, Columbia University

Moderated by Jennifer L. Morgan, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis
and History, NYU.

Part of the larger series "Discussing the Archive: Ideas, Practices,

Problems and Productivities of Archival Silence February 4th, 2010. 5:30 -
King Juan Carlos Center, 1st Floor Screening Room
53 Washington Square South.

Archival Materialities
March 3rd, 2010. 6-8pm.
The Great Room (1st Floor)
19 University Place.

Collecting and Collectivities
March 11th, 2010. 5:30-7:30pm.
Department of Social and Cultural Analysis (4th Floor) 20 Cooper Square.

Embodied Archives
April 7th, 2010. 5:30-7:30pm.
Humanities Initiative (5th Floor)
20 Cooper Square.

Archives and the Security State: Implications for Archival Research April
22nd, 2010. 5-7pm.
Department of Social and Cultural Analysis (4th Floor) 20 Cooper Square.

Sponsored by the Humanities Initiative, the Departments of English, History,
and Social and Cultural Analysis, the Archives and Public History Program,
the Working Group on Slavery and Freedom, and the Colloquium on American
Literature and Culture, New York University.

Grant - travel to Washington University

Travel Grant Competition

The Department of Special Collections
Washington University Libraries
St. Louis, Missouri


Application Deadline: applications must be emailed, faxed, or postmarked
by March 15, 2010

Awards will be announced no later than May 15, 2010

Travel must occur between May 15, 2010 and June 30, 2011

Travel reimbursement grants of up to $1000 are available to faculty,
graduate students, undergraduates, and independent scholars who would
like to use our collections for research. Funds may be used for
transportation, food, lodging, and photocopying. Applicants must reside
at least 50 miles from St. Louis.

The Department of Special Collections is a multi-faceted research
institution that contains materials related to a wide variety of
academic disciplines. Below is a listing of some of our major

Film and Media Archive: The Film and Media Archive is committed to the
preservation of documentary film and other media which chronicle
America's great political and social movements, with a particular
emphasis on the African-American experience. The collections of
prominent filmmakers Henry Hampton (Eyes on the Prize) and William Miles
(I Remember Harlem) include hundreds of hours of high quality
programming and feature a comprehensive and diverse array of primary
interviews, photos, archival footage, and written documents that they
gathered during the film production process. For more information,
contact Joe Thompson at or (314) 935-8739.

Manuscripts: Collections of literary papers, press archives, and
magazine archives. The bulk of the collection consists of the papers of
major 20th-century literary figures including James Merrill, Samuel
Beckett, Howard Nemerov, Stanley Elkin, William Gass, Mona Van Duyn, and
many others. For more information, contact John Hodge at or (314) 935-5413.

Modern Graphic History Library: Dedicated to acquiring and preserving
distinguished works of modern illustration and pictorial graphic
culture. Focusing on artists' working materials and sketches as well as
finished artworks, the range of the collection extends from book,
magazine, and advertising illustration to graphic novels, comics, poster
design, pictorial information design, and animation. For more
information, contact Skye Lacerte at or (314)

Rare Books: Collection strengths include the history of books and
printing, especially the English Arts & Crafts movement; the book arts;
semeiology and the history of non-verbal communication; a collection of
Little Black Sambo books and related objects; and 19th- and 20th-century
British and American literature complementing the modern literary
archives housed in the manuscript unit. For more information, contact
Erin Davis at or (314) 935-5583.

University Archives: The Washington University Archives is comprised of
more than 300 unique collections. Most collections chronicle the long
history of Washington University from 1853 to the present day. These
diverse collections range from the writings of University co-founder
William G. Eliot, to student produced publications, and professional and
personal papers of faculty members such as Arthur Holly Compton. Other
collections relate to 20th-century St. Louis history, with a focus on
business, transportation, politics, social welfare, urban planning, and
architecture. Finding aids describing the collections are available to
researchers on-line. For more information, contact Sonya Rooney at or (314) 935-9730.

Links to the websites for these collections may be found at

Download the application form here
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The Department of Special Collections, Washington University Libraries
(314) 935-5495

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Free webinar - Educause on computer labs

February 3 2010 1:00 p.m. ET (12:00 p.m. CT, 11:00 a.m. MT, 10:00 a.m. PT)

Beth Schaefer / Associate Director / Client Services / University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee


Your host, Steve Worona, will be joined by Beth Schaefer, and the topic will be "What Happened to the Computer Lab?"

Over 80 percent of respondents to the annual ECAR study of undergraduate students report owning laptops, yet usage of expensive public computer labs remains high. Although computer labs might still be necessary, one can’t help but feel that traditional labs are anachronistic in a world of wireless connectivity, iPods, and smart phones. Labs are expensive to equip, staff, and maintain, and often the layout maximizes the amount of equipment that can be put into a given space rather than the creation of a comfortable or stimulating learning environment.

Rather than predicting an entirely new model, this presentation will focus on low-cost changes that can be made to the design, layout, and operation of existing computer labs to meet both the changing needs of students and the necessities of the economic recession.


There is no registration fee for this event.

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Online workshops - metadata and digitization

Introduction to Dublin Core Metadata - Online

This three-day online workshop will concentrate on the creation of both simple and qualified Dublin Core metadata for digital objects. We will also explore the concept of devising best practices for cataloging, using the Collaborative Digitization Program’s Dublin Core Metadata Best Practices as a guide. Participants will have opportunities to practice with hands-on exercises.

NOTE: This course is designed for individual participation. Regardless of whether you attend as an individual or as a group, the fee for this online workshop will be charged for each person who views the session. All participants must register separately.

Who Should Attend
Staff from libraries and cultural heritage institutions who wish to learn more about Dublin Core metadata and how to use it to describe digital objects. Although not required, participants who are new to metadata and the digital environment may want to first attend the online workshop, Introduction to Metadata for the Digital Environment: . This workshop provides participants with a strong foundation in metadata principles, which are not covered in the Introduction to Dublin Core Metadata class.

Sites & Dates (Students need to attend all three sessions)

Online -


Anne Marie Lyons

Register now


1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

All times listed are in Mountain Time.

BCR members -- $175.00
Nonmembers -- $210.00

1 BCR training voucher accepted as payment.

Introduction to Digital Audio Projects - Online

This two-day online workshop will give museum, library and archive staff increased insight into all aspects of planning for an audio project. Participants will receive a strategy to help libraries and cultural heritage practitioners know what to expect when converting audio materials from analog to digital as well as how to create and serve born digital audio material.

By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

* construct an outline for planning their audio project
* define and describe standards and best practice in the field of audio conversion
* recognize the value of PB Core as a metadata schema designed specifically for media items
* identify where to find additional information

NOTE: This course is designed for individual participation. Regardless of whether you attend as an individual or as a group, the fee for this online workshop will be charged for each person who views the session. All participants must register separately.

Who Should Attend
This workshop is designed to help library, museum and achive staff who are responsible for working with collections and overseeing their conversion.

Sites & Dates (Students need to attend both sessions)

Online -


Leigh Grinstead

Register now


2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

All times listed are in Mountain Time.

BCR members -- $150.00
Nonmembers -- $180.00

Introduction to Digital Project Management - Online

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce librarians and staff from other cultural heritage institutions to the range of issues associated with digitization of primary source materials.

This workshop provides an overview of key issues such as selection of materials, physical preservation, considerations for digitization including rights management, workflow considerations, and the resources required for responsible sustainability of digital collections.

NOTE: This course is designed for individual participation. Regardless of whether you attend as an individual or as a group, the fee for this online workshop will be charged for each person who views the session. All participants must register separately.

Who Should Attend
Staff from Libraries and Cultural Heritage Institutions that are in the planning stages of new digitization projects.

Sites & Dates (Students need to attend all three sessions)

Online -


Anne Marie Lyons

Register now


1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

All times listed are in Mountain Time.

BCR members -- $175.00
Nonmembers -- $210.00

1 BCR training voucher accepted as payment.


Bobbi Navarro

Education & Outreach Services

BCR (Bibliographical Center for Research)

14394 E. Evans Ave.

Aurora, CO 80014-1408

303-751-6277 ext.126


Fax: 303-751-9787



Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Conference - Students and Beginning Professionals on Archives, Rare Books, and Special Collections

*Change and Continuity*

*A Conference for Students and Beginning Professionals on Archives, Rare
Books, and Special Collections*

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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Bloomington, Indiana

Indiana University’s student chapter of the Society of American Archivists
is proud to announce our second conference for students and beginning
professionals, to be held on Saturday, March 6, 2010 at the Lilly Library
and the Herman B. Wells Library in Bloomington, Indiana.

If you are a student in a library science, archives, or rare books program
or have entered the profession within the previous three years, we invite
you to submit your papers on topics related to archives, rare books, or
special collections for presentation at the conference. In addition to paper
sessions, the day-long conference will also include a workshop.

Each paper session will be just under an hour and will include two
presenters. Each presenter will have approximately 20 to 25 minutes to
speak, and the session will conclude with a ten to fifteen minute period for
questions and answers.

To be considered as a presenter, please submit an abstract of 150 to 200
words and a working title for your paper to
by *Monday,
February 1, 2010*. Along with your abstract, please include your name, email
address, institutional affiliation, and any audio/visual needs you may have.

The abstracts will be discussed and voted on in a blind judging process and
you will receive an acceptance or rejection by February 8, 2010.

If your paper is accepted, you will be sent a more detailed registration
form. At this time, you will also be asked to submit a registration fee of
$15 to cover your breakfast and lunch. More details about meals,
accommodations available in Bloomington, etc. will also be provided at this

For more information on our previous conference, please visit,
and feel free to send any questions you may have to

Free webinar - Sustainable Digital Collaboratives

Keys to Sustainable Digital Collaboratives

Liz Bishoff will expand her Texas Library Journal article by providing specific strategies and examples for developing initial and on-going work and business plans, as well as guidance on negotiating the complex process of continuing funding and energy. Learn how to make digital collaboratives an effective means of increasing user access to critical information.

Liz Bishoff is BCR’s director of Digital & Preservation Services. She works with librarians, archivists, museum professionals and other cultural heritage staff to identify, plan and incorporate digital content into their programs and services. Liz brings to BCR extensive experience in developing collaborative digital programs, assessment of digital initiatives, digital preservation readiness assessment and development of innovative digital programs. Much of the work that Liz has done has been undertaken in multi-cultural heritage community, facilitating newly emerging digital groups. Liz has her MLS from Dominican University and has completed graduate work in public administration from Roosevelt University.

Who Should Attend
This is a free presentation given as part of BCR's Free Friday Forum series. Anyone is welcome to attend. Space is limited, so make sure to register early.

Sites & Dates

Online -

Free Friday Forum

Liz Bishoff

Register now


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

All times listed are in Mountain Time.

BCR members -- Free
Nonmembers -- Free

Please Note: Registration is handled by Texas Library Association:


Bobbi Navarro

Education & Outreach Services

BCR (Bibliographical Center for Research)

14394 E. Evans Ave.

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303-751-6277 ext.126


Fax: 303-751-9787



Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Fellowship - Princeton

Summer/Fall 2010 Fellowship Available

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library - Princeton University Library

The Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, a unit of Princeton University
Library's Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, is pleased to
offer the John Foster and Janet Avery Dulles Archival Fellowship for
graduate students. This fellowship is designed to provide a summer or fall
semester work experience for a graduate student interested in pursuing an
archival career. The fellow will undertake an arrangement and description
project, take part in reference operations, and participate in other library
activities. Funds for this fellowship are provided by a bequest from Janet
Avery Dulles.

The Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library is a state-of-the-art repository
housing the Princeton University Archives and a highly-regarded collection
of twentieth-century public policy papers. The 35,000 linear feet of
archival and manuscript material in its possession are widely used by local,
national, and international researchers. More than

2,000 visitors use Mudd Library's reading room each year, and its staff
field some 3,000 electronic, mail, and telephone inquiries annually. A
vigorous processing program, the exploitation of new technologies, and an
emphasis on public service have ensured that Mudd Library's collections are
ever more accessible and usable.

More information about the library can be found at:

In addition, information about the program and past fellows can be found at:

The 2010 Fellow will spend time arranging and describing a collection from
the Princeton University Archives or the library's public policy papers
collection. Following an orientation period, the fellow will also provide
reference assistance to researchers, either in person, by phone, or in
writing. In addition, the fellow will be exposed to the administrative
aspects of a manuscript library, and may participate in other activities,
including digitization and metadata creation, and will prepare a six-case

A $550/week payment accompanies the ten to twelve-week fellowship program,
which may be started as early as May. In addition, travel, registration,
and hotel costs to the Society of American Archivists' annual meeting in
August will be reimbursed.

Requirements: Successful completion of at least twelve graduate semester
hours or equivalent applied toward an advanced degree in the following
fields: archival administration; library or information studies; museum
studies; American history; or American studies. At least twelve
undergraduate semester hours or equivalent in American history preferred.
Demonstrated interest in the archival profession.

Applicants must be detail-oriented, have good organizational and
communication skills, and be able to lift a 30-pound box.

The Library highly encourages applicants from under-represented communities
to apply.

Please note: University housing will not be available to the successful
candidate. Interested applicants should consider their housing options
carefully and may wish to consult the online campus bulletin board
( for more information on this topic.

To apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, copies of
transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work, and two letters of
recommendation to:

Christie Lutz, Assistant University Archivist for Public Services
c/o Alan Napier
Princeton University Library
1 Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544

Applications must be received by March 2, 2010. The successful candidate
will be notified in late March.

Christine A. Lutz

Assistant University Archivist for Public Services

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library

65 Olden Street

Princeton, NJ 08540

ph. 609.258.6345 fax 609.258.3385

Free workshops - California

The California Historical Records Advisory Board is offering two one-day basic records management workshops in March.

Monday, March 8, 2010, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fresno Pacific University, Steinert Campus Center, Room 122
1717 South Chestnut, Fresno, CA 93702
Registration deadline: March 1st
This workshop is intended for organizations and local governments in the San Joaquin Valley, and Inyo, Mono, and San Luis Obispo counties.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Community Recreation Center, Multipurpose Room
City of Temecula, 30875 Rancho Vista Road, Temecula, CA 92589
Registration deadline: March 9th
This workshop is intended for organizations and local governments in Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Imperial counties.

There is no cost to attend the workshop, but registration is required and will be limited to thirty participants. To register, send your name, name of organization, phone number, and email address to Sherrie Lujan at Be sure to indicate which workshop you are interested in attending.

Internships - WGBH Media Library & Archives

Greetings colleagues! We have two opportunities for 2-3 interns at the WGBH Media Library & Archives! Please forgive the cross postings and do not respond to me, but send a resume and a statement of interest by email to: or by mail to:

WGBH Educational Foundation
Human Resources Department
One Guest Street
Boston, MA 02135

Digital Library Projects Internship
The WGBH Media Library & Archives has opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in library science, computer science, linguistics, history, and related fields to work in a film and media archive. Come and learn what happens to all the materials that went into that FRONTLINE you saw after it aired on TV. Help to make them accessible for researchers, student and teachers online!

Digital library interns will work with the Project Manager and Production Assistant on collaborative inventory and cataloging projects with external archives partners. Interns may assist with communications, inventory tool development, and partner support. Interns will get hands-on experience preparing archival media for web access by applying metadata and encoding transcripts and logs. This is an opportunity to learn moving image cataloging, the PBCore metadata schema (, TEI XML schema ( and NewsML, a news exchange format.

Electronic Records Internship
The WGBH Media Library & Archives has opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to work in a film and media production archives. Come and use your electronic management knowledge in a real world setting.

The Electronic Records Management interns will work with both the Program Shutdown Manager and the Digital Archives Manager. They will review electronic original interview transcripts that have been delivered to the Media Library and Archives by productions (such as Frontline or Nova) to standardize names, and correct any inconsistencies. This may require some research skills to identify exactly who a particular interviewee is and, where applicable, the position held at the time of the interview. This will require embedding the interviewee information within the document header and linking the transcript back to the physical tape holdings. The position will work to standardize naming conventions for interview transcripts, and create a suitable electronic workflow, prior to upload the WGBH digital assessment management system. Training will be given in this Artesia based application.

The position requires excellent skills in reviewing and correcting information metadata. Familiarity with online search engines, Library of Congress Authorities and other online resources is recommended, as is an attention to detail.

Scholarship - Midwest Archives Conference


The Midwest Archives Conference (MAC) is soliciting applications for its annual MAC Louisa Bowen Memorial Scholarship for Graduate Students in Archival Administration. The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to a resident or full-time student of the MAC region pursuing graduate education in archival administration. One award, comprising a $750 scholarship and a one-year membership to MAC, will be presented this year.

In order to be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must meet the following requirements:

1) Applicants must be residents of or full-time students residing in one of the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin;

2) Applicants must be currently enrolled in or accepted into, a graduate, multi-course program in archival administration. If the program is not listed in the SAA Directory of Archival Education (, the applicant must provide proof of the multi-course standard by submitting copies of course descriptions from the institution's current departmental catalog;

3) Applicants must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in their academic program

Application information is available on the MAC website at

or from the Bowen Scholarship Committee Chair:

Hillary Bober (2009-2011)
Digital Archivist
Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N. Harwood St.
Dallas, TX 75201
T: 214-922-1367
F: 214-954-1074

Applications must be received electronically or postmarked by March 1, 2010. Awards will be announced at the MAC Spring meeting.

The Midwest Archives Conference is one of the nation's largest regional archival organizations, drawing on a membership of more than 1,000 individuals and institutional members from its 13-state area.

Monday, January 25, 2010

CFP - 2010 Southern Archives Conference

Call for Papers!

2010 Southern Archives Conference

Date: September 23-24, 2010
Where: Birmingham Botanical Gardens

In preparation of the 2010 Southern Archives Conference Meeting in Birmingham, Alabama, the Society of Alabama Archivists seeks paper proposals on a variety of topics that can include, but are not limited to:

Archival Training Initiatives
Use of Art and Artifact Collections
Embracing Digital and Social Media Technologies
Promoting and Preserving Oral Histories
Surviving Lean Fiscal Years

Sessions are typically 45 minutes to 1 hour in length and include 2-3 papers. For session proposals please include title, brief description, and the names of the organizer and each presenter with affiliation and contact information. For individual papers please submit the same information listed above. A session will be created from submitted individual papers.

We also seek proposals for a session that will include paper presentations by students. We also encourage students to create posters on research projects or activities for a poster session and display.

Please submit session and individual proposals to Greg Schmidt
( by May 24, 2010.

Onine workshops - Lyrasis

The following classes will be brought to you soon by LYRASIS, online and around the region. For more information or to register, please visit Keyword: Classes and Events. Please keep an eye out for our weekly discount codes as part of our educational stimulus program and save when you register for certain classes.

LYRASIS also offers 50% discounts on our live online classes for students and unemployed librarians. To participate in the discount programs, please call LYRASIS Member Support at 800.999.8558 for more details.

LYRASIS Preservation classes are funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Preservation and Access.

20 Questions: Art Resources (Live Online)
02/02/2010 10:00am-12:00pm EST

Open Access Scholarly Publications: An Overview (Live Online)
02/02/2010 2:00pm-4:00pm EST

Basic MARC Tagging for Serials (Live Online)
02/03/2010 - 02/04/2010, 2:00pm-4:00pm EST

OCLC WorldCat Collection Analysis (Live Online)
02/03/2010, 2:00pm-4:00pm EST

Evergreen Circulation Module (Live Online)
02/04/2010 10:00am-12:00pm EST

Digital Collections: Where to Begin? (Live Online)
02/04/2010 10:00am-12:00pm EST

20 Questions: History Resources (Live Online)
02/04/2010, 2:00pm-4:00pm EST

Changes Ahead with AACR2, RDA, and FRBR (Live Online)
02/04/2010, 2:00pm-4:00pm EST

Intermediate Book Repair
02/09/2010 - 02/10/2010
Hosted at the University of New Orleans
9:00am-4:00pm CMT

Introduction to Preservation (Live Online)
02/09/2010 - 02/11/2010, 10:00am-12:00pm EST

Introduction to PREMIS (Live Online)
02/09/2010, 10:00am-12:00pm EST

Local Holdings Maintenance Basics (Live Online)
02/09/2010 - 02/10/2010
SAVE $25 when you register. Enter discount code LHMB0209.

Mass Digitization Collaborative Information Session (Live Online)

Romance and Women's Fiction Reader's Advisory: More than Love Stories & Chick-Lit (Live Online)

20 Questions: Music Resources (Live Online)
02/09/2010, 10:00am-12:00pm EST

20 Questions: Business Resources (Live Online)
02/09/2010, 2:00pm-4:00pm EST

Pop Culture Literacy: Keeping Up With Your Patrons (Live Online)
02/09/2010 - 02/10/2010, 2:00pm-4:00pm EST

Web Tools for Reference Librarians: Widgets and Toolbars (Live Online)
02/09/2010 - 02/10/2010, 2:00pm-4:00pm EST

Introduction to Drupal for Libraries (Live Online)
02/10/2010, 10:00am-12:00pm EST

Open Source For Your Library's Web Site (Live Online)
02/10/2010 - 02/11/2010, 2:00pm-4:00pm EST

Digital Library Program Development (Live Online)
02/10/2010 - 02/12/2010, 2:00pm-4:00pm EST

Advocacy: Community (Live Online)
02/11/2010, 10:00am-12:00pm EST
SAVE $25 when you register. Enter discount code AC100211.

OCLC Connexion: Authority Control Features (Live Online)
02/11/2010, 10:00am-12:00pm EST

Status Discarded: The Who,What, When, Where and How of Weeding (Live Online)
02/11/2010, 10:00am-12:00pm EST
SAVE $25 when you register. Enter discount code SD100211.

MARC Format for Holdings Data (MFHD) (Live Online)
02/11/2010, 1:00pm-3:00pm EST

Planning for a Service Disruption (Live Online)
02/11/2010, 2:00pm -4:00pm EST

Online Learning Toolbox (Live Online)
02/16/2010 - 02/17/2010, 10:00am-12:00pm EST

Gaming in Libraries (Live Online)
02/16/2010, 10:00am-12:00pm EST

Managing Student Assistants in Academic Libraries (Live Online)
02/16/2010 - 02/18/2010, 10:00am-12:00pm EST

Caring for Scrapbooks (Live Online)
02/16/2010, 10:00am-12:00pm EST

OCLC Connexion Browser Copy Cataloging Skills (Live Online)
02/16/2010 - 02/17/2010, 10:00am-12:00pm EST

YA Lit 2.0 (Live Online)
02/16/2010, 2:00pm-4:00pm EST

Basic Surveys for Librarians (Live Online)
02/16/2010, 2:00pm-4:00pm EST

Management 101: Budgeting and Policy Making (Live Online)
02/16/2010, 2:00pm-4:00pm EST

The Green(er) Library (Live Online)
02/16/2010 - 02/17/2010, 2:00pm-4:00pm EST

Developing a Disaster Plan (Live Online)
02/17/2010, 2/24/2010 and 03/03/2010, three parts over three sessions 2:00pm-4:00pm EST

Emerging Technologies for Library Managers (Live Online)
02/17/2010 - 02/18/2010, 10:00am-12:00pm EST

Before You Begin: Becoming a Public Library Director (Live Online)
02/17/2010 - 02/18/2010, 2:00pm-4:00pm EST

E-Resource Wrangling: An Introduction to ERMS (Live Online)
02/18/2010, 10:00am-12:00pm EST

Understanding Digital Photographs (Live Online)
02/18/2010, 10:00am-12:00pm EST

Oh, the Places You'll Go: Creating Streams of Information for Research Pathfinders 2.0 (Live Online)
02/18/2010, 10:00am-12:00pm EST

E-Resource Licensing: Overview and How-to for the Non-Lawyer (Live Online)
02/18/2010, 10:00am-12:00pm EST

20 Questions: Consumer Health Resources (Live Online)
02/18/2010, 2:00pm-4:00pm EST

LYRASIS also has a selection of On Demand classes which may be purchased for download at any time:

Please contact LYRASIS at 1-800-999-8558 if you have any questions. Thanks!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

CFP - Internet Reference Services Quarterly

The editor for Internet Reference Services Quarterly seeks manuscripts for
Volume 15 (2010).

Why publish in IRSQ?
o Peer reviewed
o Guaranteed four-week review process
o Editorial support for new authors
o Narrow scope focuses on web technologies as they relate to reference
o Wide audience of all library types and disciplines – public,
academic, special, humanities, science, etc.

Recent issues contained articles on the following topics:
o course management systems
o blogs
o Web tutorials
o streaming video and audio
o digital or chat reference
o link resolvers
o federated search technologies
o management of electronic resources
o handheld devices such as phones or mp3 players
o instruction and distance education

Contact Brenda Reeb, the editor, to discuss your manuscript.

Find instructions for authors here -

Request a free online issue at the journal website

This journal is published by the Taylor & Francis Group, with offices in
Philadelphia, London, and other countries.

Brenda Reeb
Director, Business & Government Information Library
River Campus - Rhees 210
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627
voice 585-275-8249
cell 585-414-0146
fax 585-273-5316

Onine workshop - Generation Archives 2.0

Generation Archives 2.0: Tools for Promoting Your Archives on the Web

This workshop will explore more than 20 free-to-inexpensive Web 2.0 technologies that archivists can use to promote and market their digital and physical collections to an ever-expanding globally connected community.

Participants will learn what Web 2.0 is and what it means for archives and will visit a number of websites to see first-hand how archivists are using Web 2.0. The workshop will consist of a mix of demonstrations, case-study examples and lively group discussion. Participants will also learn planning strategies for implementing these tools, including developing policies and allocating staff resources.

Who Should Attend
Although the class is geared toward archivists, staff from libraries and cultural heritage organizations who are interested in promoting digital and physical collections on the web will benefit from this class. The class will appeal to beginners as well as to organizations that are already starting to use Web 2.0 and want to learn more about different tools.

Sites & Dates (Students need to attend both session)

Online -


Anne Marie Lyons

Register now


1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

All times listed are in Mountain Time.

BCR members -- $150.00
Nonmembers -- $180.00

1 BCR training voucher accepted as payment.

CFP - University of Louisville Graduate Conference in Humanities

Anti: Revisions, Reconstructions, Refutations

University of Louisville
Graduate Conference in Humanities
April 16, 2010

Abstract due: Feb 15th

The PhD in Humanities Program ( and the
Association of Humanities Academics at the University of Louisville
( announces the annual University of Louisville Graduate
Conference in Humanities, April 16, 2010.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Anti: Revisions, Reconstructions,
Refutations.” This conference will encourage a multi-disciplinary approach
to examining issues central to the study of the Humanities. As
interdisciplinary scholars, we seek to investigate how we are informed by
the scholarship that precedes us and how we ratify and revise that

We welcome papers that consider issues of cultural, political, social, and
institutional significance beyond the traditional disciplinary boundaries
as well as those that fortify existing connections within and across them.
The papers may address, but are not limited to the following themes and
concepts: commercialization of/and art, embodiment, fourth-wave feminism,
lexical change, liminality, millennial technologies, multi-modal
representation, second modernisms, and contemporary reconceptions of

The conference organizers invite abstracts for individual 15-20 minute
presentations/papers or panel proposals on interdisciplinary
considerations of literature, theory, history, philosophy, the creative
arts, language and linguistics, religious studies, women’s & gender
studies, ethno-musicology, pop culture studies, ethnic studies, and LGBT
studies. Abstracts for creative submissions are also enthusiastically

Presenters should submit abstracts of 300 words by February 15, 2010 to Please include your name, affiliation, mailing
address, and paper title in your email, and please attach an abstract with
title only for blind review.

Notification of acceptance will be issued by March 1, 2010. Early
registration for the conference opens on March 1st; the cost is $10.00.
Late registration ($20.00) begins April 1st and will be accepted through
April 16th. All presentations are eligible for consideration for the
Association of Humanities Academics Prize, which includes $100.00 and
possible publication.

University of Louisville Humanities PhD Program
Bingham Humanities 212
Louisville, KY 40292


Meandering through Time and Place:
Rivers in American History and Culture

Call for Papers Deadline: March 16, 2010

The program committee for the Kentucky-Tennessee American Studies
Association ( invites
panel and paper proposals for its May 2010 meeting, "Meandering through
Time and Place: Rivers in American History and Culture."

The committee is especially interested in proposals that address any area
of American Studies in keeping with the conference theme: how rivers, real
or imaginary, figure into American art, music, history, film, literature,
and culture.

Individual papers are welcome and graduate students are encouraged to
participate. Panel proposals should be limited either to three papers
(commentator optional), or four papers and no commentator. Proposals
should include a current c.v. with contact information and a one-paragraph
description of the proposed paper. If submitting a panel proposal, please
include c.v., contact information, and paper description for each
participant. Please indicate any technology requirements at the time of

The conference will be held May 21 and 22nd at Murray State University in
Murray, Kentucky. For more information, see the KTASA website at On this website you can get information
about upcoming events, register for the regional conference in the spring,
find out what other KTASA members are doing, and sign up to receive blog
and event updates.

Proposals are due by March 16th and may be submitted electronically to
program chair, Rebecca McIntyre at or in hard copy to:

Rebecca Cawood McIntyre
Program Chair, KTASA
Department of History
Box 23
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Self nominations for Editors: International Journal of Library Science

Final Call for Self nominations for Editors: International Journal of Library

International Journal of Library Science
ISSN 0975-7546

Dear Colleague,

Self nominations are invited for the positions of Editors of the International
Journal of Library Science (IJLS) (under volunteer appointment policy).

The details about the journal available at:

For submission of your nomination please fill the nomination form
(given below) by 30 January 2010 and send it to: cpublib [at]

Dr. Kaushal K. Srivastava
Guest Editor-in-Chief
International Journal of Library Science (IJLS)

Join the Yahoo Group:

International Journal of Library Science (IJLS)

Self Nomination Form for Editor

A. Name:

B. Position:

C. University (Company) Name & Address:

D. E-Mail:

E. Website:

CFP - Journal of Library and Information Service for Distance Learning

The Journal of Library and Information Service for Distance Learning, a peer-reviewed journal published by Routledge, welcomes the submission of manuscripts.

The journal is devoted to the issues and concerns of librarians and information specialists involved with distance education and delivering library resources and services to this growing community of students.

Topics can include but are not limited to:

* Faculty/librarian cooperation and collaboration
* Information literacy
* Instructional service techniques
* Information delivery
* Reference services
* Document delivery
* Developing collections

If you are interested in submitting an article, send the manuscript directly to the Editor, Jodi Poe at by February 19, 2010. Inquiries and questions are welcome.

Instructions for authors are available at or can be emailed to you directly.

Jodi W. Poe, Editor
Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning
Associate Professor, Head of Technical Services
Houston Cole Library
Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602
TEL: (256) 782-8103
FAX: (256) 782-5872

CFP - Brick and Click Libraries

Proposals Submission Deadline – March 1, 2010

10 Year Anniversary Brick and Click Libraries
An Academic Library Symposium
Friday, November 5, 2010

What is the "Brick and Click Libraries Symposium"?
A one-day practical symposium relevant to academic librarians providing resources and services for traditional and online students and faculty.

What presentation topics are you looking for?

Is there a fee reduction for presenters?

Presenter fee is $100; attendee fee is $135

Is there an opportunity to publish a paper along with giving a presentation? Yes! Visit

How do I submit a 50-minute session proposal?

How do I submit a 10-minute Lightning Round proposal?

Do you have a timeline?

What if I have other questions?
Send questions to Kathy Ferguson:

Look forward to receiving your proposal!

Kathy Ferguson and Carolyn Johnson, Co-Coordinators

Brick and Click Libraries

B.D. Owens Library
Northwest Missouri State University

CFP - ASIST 2010

ASIST 2010, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 22-27, 2010 American
Society for Inforamtion Science and Technology

Navigating Streams in an Information Ecosystem

Complete Call at:

1. Papers (short and long), Panels, Workshops and Tutorials: May 31,
2010 2. Posters, Demos and Videos: July 16, 2010

The ASIST Annual Meeting is the main venue for disseminating research
centred on advances in the information sciences and related applications
of information technology.
This year's conference is stepping away from tradition and re-inventing
our premier conference in the guise of an innovative "ASIST 2.0."

ASIST 2010 will consist of six tracks, each with its own program and
reviewing committee to ensure that the conference meets your high
expectations for standards and quality.

Please note the important changes in format and content, and plan your
submissions accordingly.

Track 1 - Information Behaviour
Track 2 - Knowledge Organization
Track 3 - Information Systems, Interactivity and Design
Track 4 -Information and Knowledge Management
Track 5 - Information Use
Track 6 -Information and Society: Economic, Political, Social Issues

Because each of these tracks represents a generic aspect of information
science, each may be focused by additional elements.

Types of Submissions:
1) Papers
2) Panels
3) Interactive Showcase
a) Posters
b) Demos
c) Videos
4) Workshops - A Day of Special Themes Workshops will be held on the
last day of the conference.

For more information, please see

Dick Hill

Richard Hill
Executive Director
American Society for Information Science and Technology 1320 Fenwick
Lane, Suite 510 Silver Spring, MD 20910
FAX: (301) 495-0810
(301) 495-0900

CFP - Book Chapters for Embedded Librarians

Call for Proposals: Book Chapters for Embedded Librarians

Editors of the forthcoming ACRL publications book Embedded Librarians: Moving beyond one-shot instruction, to be published late 2010, seek proposals for chapters from skilled librarians who have researched and/or implemented an embedded librarian program. The book will provide an overview of embedded librarianship within higher education. Chapters are sought about strategies for and experiences of creating a long-term embedded presence in multiple non-library settings, both online and in-person.

Potential topics include:

* Defining "embedded librarianship"
* History and background of embedded librarianship
* Embedding in the first year experience
* Embedding within departments
* Collaborating across departments to encourage embedded projects
* Embedding in online course management systems
* Embedding in the enterprise
* Assessing the success of embedded projects
* Future opportunities in embedded librarianship

Prospective authors should email a brief CV, a writing sample, and a one-page proposal for their chapter to or . Proposals are due by January 30, 2010.

Kaijsa Calkins
English Reference & Instruction Librarian
University of Wyoming Libraries
Coe Library, 304-F
(307) 766-6553

Monday, January 18, 2010

Grant - IMLS 21st Century Museum Professionals

IMLS Press Contacts
Jeannine Mjoseth,
Mamie Bittner,

IMLS Calls for
21st Century Museum Professionals Grant Applications
Application Deadline: March 15, 2010

Washington, DC-The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is
calling for proposals from museums, museum service organizations, and
universities for projects that will enhance the professional development
of museum staff. The 21st Century Museum Professionals grants are
intended to have an impact on multiple institutions by reaching broad
groups of museum professionals.

Funding will support projects involving core management skills such as
planning, leadership, finance, program design, partnership, and
evaluation. Projects may also focus on collections care and management,
interpretation, marketing and audience development, staff retention,
visitor services, governance, and other areas of museum operations.
Additionally, IMLS encourages applicants to review its report, Museums,
Libraries, and 21st Century Skills, and respond with project proposals
that address competence in such 21st century skill areas as information,
communications, and technology literacy; critical thinking; problem
solving; creativity; civic literacy; and global awareness. Click here
for descriptions of the awarded proposals from 2009.

Applicants may request from $15,000 - $500,000 for a grant period of up
to three years. The application deadline is March 15, 2010. Downloadable
guidelines and fill-in forms are available on the IMLS Web site.

IMLS has scheduled two audio-conference calls to give prospective
applicants opportunities to ask IMLS staff questions pertaining to 21st
Century Museum Professionals Grants:

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Check the website for details and the toll-free conference call number.
Applicants are encouraged to contact program staff with their questions.

Program Contacts:

Christopher J. Reich, Senior Program Officer
Phone: 202-653-4685

Twinet G. Kimbrough, Program Specialist
Phone: 202/653-4703

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of
federal support for the nation's 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums.
The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that
connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the
national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to
sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and
innovation; and support professional development. To learn more about
the Institute, please visit

Friday, January 15, 2010

Fellowships & Internships - Filson Historical Society, KY

The Filson Historical Society
Filson Fellowships & Internships

February 16, 2010

The Filson Historical Society, Louisville, Kentucky, invites applications
for fellowships to support research in The Filson's collections, and
internships. Applications must be received by February 16, 2010.
Detailed information about fellowships, internships, and application
procedures can be found on The Filson's Web site:

Information about The Filson's collections can be found on the online

The Filson anticipates that fellows will publicize the results of their
research in Ohio Valley History, the peer-reviewed journal published
jointly by The Filson and the Cincinnati Museum Center.

Questions regarding the fellowships and internships program should be
directed to Dr. A. Glenn Crothers, Director of Research for The Filson
Institute: or

Organized May 15, 1884, the mission of The Filson Historical Society is to
collect, preserve and tell the significant stories of Kentucky and the
Ohio Valley history and culture. The Filson is headquartered in the
Ferguson Mansion in Old Louisville and houses a library, a museum, and a
special collections department. The Filson's fellowship and internship
program is made possible in part by the Thomas Walker Bullitt Perpetual

Dr. A. Glenn Crothers
Director of Research, The Filson Historical Society
Co-Editor, Ohio Valley History
1310 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208

Assistant Professor of History
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Free webinar - Mobile Services

Free EDUCAUSE Webinar > Library in Your Pocket > January 20 2010

EDUCAUSE Live! Library in Your Pocket: Strategies and Techniques for Developing Successful Mobile Services / January 20, 2010 / 1:00 p.m. ET (12:00 p.m. CT, 11:00 a.m. MT, 10:00 a.m. PT)

David Woodbury / Libraries Fellow / North Carolina State University

Jason Casden / Digital Technologies Development Librarian,/ North Carolina State University


Your host, Steve Worona, will be joined by David Woodbury, Jason Casden, and the topic will be

"Library in Your Pocket: Strategies and Techniques for Developing Successful Mobile Services"

Students are arriving on college campuses with the ability to connect to the web with a diverse array of mobile devices. However, some online services aren’t a good fit for the small screen, and new services can also be developed that take advantage of the mobile user context. Developers of the NCSU Libraries Mobile site [] will share their strategy and techniques for creating a suite of mobile services that are optimized for a majority of mobile web platforms, from iPhones to flip phones. The session will also include a discussion of site usage and promotion as well as plans for future mobile services.

Links To source and Registration Page(s) Available At

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Free Online Conference - Technology Essentials

On February 9–10, WebJunction is hosting a two-day online conference, and you are invited to register for this free event today. The theme is Technology Essentials, with a focus on practical and timely strategies for leveraging technology in sustaining your library. Conference sessions and presenters include:

* Sandra Nelson with The Planning Puzzle: Integrating your Strategic Plan and your Technology Plan
* Stephanie Gerding with Library Grants 101
* Joshua Dodson and Laura Slavin with WordPress for Library 2.0 and Beyond
* Pat Carterette with Learning When There's No Time (or Money) to Learn
* Karen McCoy with Implementing Reliable Instant Messaging at Your Library.

You won't want to miss this valuable learning opportunity for you and your staff. Full program and speaker information is now available here

Symposium - Preserving the Memory of the World

Following the great success of last year International Symposium, the
University of British Columbia Student Chapter of the Association of
Canadian Archivists, on March 12, 2010, will hold a whole day
International Symposium entitled "Preserving the Memory of the World."
Under the auspices of the UNESCO Memory of the World (MoW) Program,
which inspired its content, the keynote will be given by a
representative of the MoW program, and every speech will be about the
preservation of some type of documentary heritage, with a strong
emphasis on the digital.

The speakers are: Johanna Smith, Jean-Stéphen Piché and Brian Thurgood
from Library and Archives Canada, Lothar Jordan from the Kleist-Museum
in Frankfurt (Germany) and UNESCO, George Blood from the Safe Sound
Archive in Philadelphia, Dato’ Sidek Jamil from the National Archivist
of Malaysia, Tyler Walters from the Georgia Institute of Technology
Library and Information Center, Babak Hamidzadeh from the Library of
Congress, and Ken Thibodeau form NARA. The Symposium program can be
found at:

The Symposium is free for students, while there is a small fee of $15
for professionals, which includes lunch, drinks and coffee breaks. We
will be accepting cheques in advance, and cash or cheques at the door.
The Symposium will take place in the Golden Jubilee Room, on the
fourth floor of the Irving K. Barber Centre at UBC, at 1961 East Mall.
Maps and parking information can be found here:,n,n,n,n,y&bldg2Search=n&locat1=516.

Please RSVP to, and/or send a cheque (made out to
Association of Canadian Archivists, UBC Student Chapter) to: ACA c/o
SLAIS Suite 470 - 1961 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1.

Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Amanda Leinberger
ACA@SLAIS Coordinator



Atlanta, Georgia, April 7-10, 2011

Co-Sponsored by the Southern Labor Archives, Georgia State University
Library; Southern Labor Studies Association; Labor and Working Class
History Association


“The struggle against tyranny is the struggle of memory against
From “The Uprising of `34”, courtesy of Milan

Keynote addresses will be given by Robert Korstad, Duke University and
Alessandro Portelli, University of Rome.

Students of colonial and post-colonial societies have thought about how
the very materials historians rely on to reconstruct the past-“the
archive”-themselves are constituted by that past, rather than a
transparent window onto it.

To coincide with the 40th anniversary of the Southern Labor Archives at
GSU, the 15th Southern Labor Studies Conference proposes to turn a
similar self-critical gaze on the materials labor historians rely on to
produce the field of “labor history.” How does the very process of
locating, constructing, and organizing the “archive” of labor and
working class history shape (and constrain) the very meaning of what
historians and archivists treat as labor, the worker, or the working
class? How have shifting archival fashions changed our understanding of
labor's history? How has the “archive”, in the broadest sense,
abetted or impeded the “struggle of memory against forgetting.”

In asking these questions, the Conference Committee invites proposals
that consider the “archive” in the widest terms possible. Thus we
envision proposals that look at actual archival practice in libraries,
museums, state governments, universities, businesses, unions, and other
institutions that play an important role in documenting-and thus
filtering-labor’s past, especially the past of the working class in
the U.S. South. Other proposals might examine how labor historians have
used particular methodologies to construct their own “archive”-most
obviously through the practice of oral history, but also social
activism, filmmaking, collecting, public history, memorialization, or
other forms of historical practice and engagement. A third genre of
proposals could look at what Antoinette Burton has called “archive
stories”, experiential descriptions of archival encounters that have
illuminated (or obscured) certain aspects of the working class past.
Still others may want to explore the role of the archive itself in the
process of memory and forgetting-how has archivalization of the past
fixed certain aspects of labor history in memory, while consigning
others to the realm of forgetting? Finally, we invite proposals that
consider how archival work of all sorts can be linked to particular
moments of working class struggle.

These questions remain especially pressing in a time, region, and
country that seem intent on denying the very existence of a “working
class”, both because narratives of American exceptionalism continue to
insist on the absence of class relations in the nation’s past, and
because recent economic transformations threaten to obliterate the
material bases of work and the working class altogether.

In addition to papers and panels addressing the above themes, the SLSC
also invites proposals that examine the history of the southern working
class more generally.

The Committee urges submissions of complete panels, including 2-3
papers and a commentator. We also invite roundtables, collective
discussions of teaching, audio or visual presentations, and any other
less orthodox formats. Proposals should include 300-word abstracts for
each paper and a one-page c.v. for all participants.

Please submit proposals by October 1, 2010, to: and

Monday, January 11, 2010

Grant - Association for Recorded Sound Collections travel grant


Application Deadline: February 12, 2010

The Association for Recorded Sound Collections is now accepting applications
for ARSC Conference Travel Grants to be awarded in 2010.

The grants are designed to:
-- encourage ARSC members to attend their first ARSC conference
-- reach out to college students and professionals in the early stages of
their careers
-- promote mentoring and professional development opportunities
-- advance scholarly research and publication
-- support ARSC members who desire to participate more actively in the

Grant recipients are awarded:
-- complimentary registration for the entire ARSC Annual Conference
-- gratis registration for the Pre-Conference Workshop, and
-- reimbursement up to US$750 to defray the expenses of transportation and
lodging (upon approval of valid receipts, to be submitted after the

At the time of application, the applicant must be a member of ARSC in good
standing, planning to attend his or her first ARSC conference. The applicant
must also be one of the following:
-- a college or university student aspiring to work with sound recordings
-- a recent graduate seeking a professional position involving sound
-- a professional within the first five years of his or her career, who has
demonstrated a dedication to sound recordings
-- a researcher or discographer showing compelling prospects for the
publication or dissemination of his or her scholarly work.

Each applicant must submit:
-- a letter of application describing the applicant's background and current
activities, clearly indicating why the applicant merits consideration for an
ARSC Conference Travel Grant
-- a proposed budget for travel costs
-- an itemization of any non-ARSC funds that the applicant may receive
toward ARSC conference attendance, such as institutional support, etc.
-- a brief resume or curriculum vitae, and
-- two letters of support, sent separately.

The letter of application and supporting materials must be received by
February 12, 2010. Send them by mail or e-mail to:
Louise Spear, ARSC Conference Travel Grant Committee
American Musical and Dramatic Academy
6305 Yucca Street
Los Angeles, CA 90028

For more information, visit:
or e-mail:

Applicants will be notified about the award decisions by March 12, 2010.

The Association for Recorded Sound Collections is a nonprofit organization
dedicated to the preservation and study of sound recordings -- in all genres
of music and speech, in all formats, and from all periods. ARSC is unique in
bringing together private individuals and institutional professionals --
everyone with a serious interest in recorded sound.

Internship - Smithsonian

Archive Internship, Summer 2010
Smithsonian Institution
National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center
The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) Archive Center is pleased to offer a ten to twelve week Archive Internship for the summer session at its Cultural Resources Center in Suitland, Maryland. The NMAI Archive Center is a repository housing manuscripts, special collections, photos, media, and the historical records of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation (MAI), the predecessor of NMAI.
Internship Summary: Internships are available with three types of collections-

Interns assist the archivist in making manuscript collections accessible to researchers and NMAI staff. The work includes appraising, arranging, describing, preserving, and cataloguing records of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, and various other collections relating to Native American organizations and individuals. The intern has the opportunity to answer reference inquiries, assist researchers in the archives reading room, and participate in the day-to-day management of an archival repository. These tasks allow interns to gain practical experience in arrangement and description, basic preservation, cataloguing, and reference services.

This internship involves working with the NMAI Photo Archives, which consists of approximately 150,000 museum images depicting many aspects of Native life in the Western Hemisphere from the 1840s through the present day. The internship can consist of any aspect of storage, cataloguing, documentation, and everyday care of material in an historic photo archive, depending on the interests and background of the intern.

Interns assist the Media Archivist with arranging and preserving the media collection which consists of video tapes, motion picture films, and audio recordings, dating from 1902 to the present. The intern will assist the media archivist in processing a specific audio visual collection and preparing for eventual disposition of the items in accordance with Smithsonian Institution Archives record retention schedules.
NMAI Archive Center Information: The National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center contains approximately 1500 linear feet of administrative records and special collections dating back to the 1830s. The administrative records document the history of NMAI's predecessor, the Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation. Official records include correspondence, memoranda, minutes, publications and other materials detailing the day-to-day operation of the Museum and the activities of its founder, George Gustav Heye, and staff members E.K. Burnett, Frederick Dockstader, Roland W. Force, Frederick W. Hodge, George H. Pepper, Mark R. Harrington, and William F. Stiles, as well as other curators, anthropologists, and scholars associated with the Museum. Other records include unpublished manuscripts, field notebooks containing original drawings, site diagrams, and maps, as well as scrapbooks, photographs, object collection listings, exhibit planning materials, and correspondence pertaining to research expeditions, collecting projects, and collections. This Archive is the repository for the material formerly located at the Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation, at Audubon Terrace in New York City. Special collections maintained by the NMAI Paper Archive include the National Congress of the American Indian Archives, the Leuman Maurice Waugh Papers, the Reuben Snake Papers, and ARROW, Inc. Records.
The Photo Archive collection contains approximately 324,000 images (negatives, vintage prints, transparencies, lantern slides, glass-plate negatives, color slides, and digital photos) comprising one of the foremost collection of images of Native American culture and history from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. The collection includes historic scenes, portraits, and field photographs of the Museum's ethnographic and archaeological expeditions in North America, Mexico, and South and Central America. In addition, this collection also records contemporary Native American artists and events at NMAI and includes images of some of the objects in the collection.

The Media Archive consists of more than 12,000 video tapes, motion picture films, and audio recordings, dating from 1902 to the present. Native communities from North and South America are represented in interviews, performances, cinematic films, and documentary recordings. Additionally, the Media Archive holds a large study collection of contemporary Native American cinema screened at NMAI through the Film and Video Center's ( public programs. NMAI's collection contains a vast array of formats from throughout the history of audiovisual recording, including motion picture film, analog and digital video tape recordings, and audio recordings on wax cylinders, phonograph discs, audio tape, and compact discs.

Additional information about the NMAI Archive Center can be found at Information about the National Museum of the American Indian can be found at
Location: The position is located at the NMAI Cultural Resources Center in Suitland, MD. For more information about the CRC, including location and Metro access, see
Academic Credit: The Smithsonian Institution welcomes the opportunity to work cooperatively with schools seeking to grant academic credit for internships. Applicants are encouraged to initiate arrangements for credit with their college or university. The Smithsonian does not grant academic credit.

Financial Support: Travel, housing, and stipends may be provided to students on a limited basis. Students receiving stipends must work full time (forty hours per week).

Requirements: Students who are currently enrolled in an academic program or who have completed studies within six months of the start date of the session are encouraged to apply. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or its equivalent is generally expected Students should have the ability to work a minimum of twenty hours per week. Demonstrated interest in the archival or records management profession. Must be detail-oriented, have good organization and communication skills. Students who are interested in Native American archives, imagery, recordings, and information science are encouraged to apply.
Deadlines and Session Dates:
Summer Session Application Deadline -February 6, 2010; Begins-First full week in June 2010

To Apply: All applicants should register and submit an electronic application via the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment System (SOLAA) ( by the due date (February 6, 2010). Select "National Museum of the American Indian" from the drop-down program list. Application materials required for an internship include: online application, statement of interest, transcript, two letters of recommendation, and CV or résumé. For more information about the application process and internship program, please see Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Please submit all application materials via the SOLAA ( system. If specific circumstances prevent this, please call 301-238-1541 or email
Please direct specific questions regarding the Internship to:

Jennifer R. O'Neal
Head Archivist
National Museum of the American Indian
Smithsonian Institution
Cultural Resources Center
4220 Silver Hill Rd.
Suitland, MD 20746
Phone: 301.238.1373
Fax: 301.238.3038