Friday, February 26, 2010

Workshop - Grants

March 1 – 31, 2010
$250 (Simmons GSLIS Alumni price $200)

Register Here

In these difficult economic times, grant research and proposal writing skills are more important than ever for librarians. Grants may be the only way you can address changing needs in your community while your library budget is flat or shrinking. This online course will introduce you to the grant process from beginning to end with an emphasis on planning successful grant projects, funding sources for libraries, researching grant opportunities, preparing winning proposals, and tips, techniques and proven success stories from all types of libraries. course modules are designed to follow the instructors’ Grant Process Cycle model, which illustrates how grant work is ongoing and can be easily integrated into your jobs as librarians.

Instructors: Stephanie Gerding and Pam MacKellar are experienced on both sides of the grant process, having been grant reviewers, proposal writers, and grant project administrators. Stephanie and Pam co-authored the successful book, Grants for Libraries: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians, and they write the Library Grants Blog, which lists grant announcements for libraries in one easy-to-access location. They have presented workshops on grants for libraries nationwide, and they are currently working on a new book, Winning Grants: A Multimedia How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians, forthcoming in 2010.

CFP - Evidence Based Library and Information Practice

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP), a peer-reviewed, open access journal published since 2006, seeks nominations and contributors for its “Classic Research Studies” section.

Contributions to the EBLIP “Classics” section follow a structured format designed to highlight, summarize and critically appraise research studies that have stood the test of time and that have had (and continue to have) an impact on library and information practice. Previous “Classics” have included the work of William Postell, Constance Mellon, Carol Kuhlthau, Joanne Marshall, and Robert Taylor. For an example of a “Classic” summary, see

If you can identify such a study, articulate its value to LIS practice, and are willing to write a summary and appraisal of that study in order to make EBLIP readers aware of this “Classic,” we would like to hear from you.

Information about Evidence Based Library and Information Practice is available at: .

Access to EBLIP Evidence Summaries and Classics by subject is available at:

EBLIP wants to continue to highlight past research that is important and bring that research to the attention of new readers. Please consider nominating a great research article to be featured in EBLIP.

For more information, or to nominate a research article, please contact Jonathan Eldredge, , Associate Editor (Classics). Nominations should be accompanied by a full bibliographic citation and an explanation of the contribution of the research to the field of library and information practice. If the article is selected, a schedule for publication and submission deadlines will be arranged with the Editor.


Editors are inviting articles for both the Fall 2010 and Spring 2011
issues of ART DOCUMENTATION, the semiannual peer-reviewed journal of the
Art Libraries Society of North America. The articles should fall within
the scope of art and architecture librarianship, visual resources
curatorship, digital image management, technology related to the visual
arts, art publishing, artists’ books, and related fields.

For the Fall 2010 issue, papers should be close to completion; the first
draft deadline is April 1, 2010. Many articles have already been
accepted for this issue, but there is still space for a few more. For
the Spring 2011 issue, please send your abstracts now for articles
concerning research or projects that you are still developing. The first
draft deadline for this issue is September 1, 2010.

Have you recently given a presentation at a conference or prepared a
poster session that would be appropriate to expand as a journal article?
Please send an abstract if the subject falls within the scope of ART

For additional information and a description of the review process, ART DOCUMENTATION contributor guidelines may be found at
I look forward to hearing from you!

Judy Dyki
Library Director, Cranbrook Academy of Art
39221 Woodward Avenue, Box 801
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-0801
248-645-3364 voice
248-645-3464 fax / via collib-l

CFP - Journal of Library Metadata


The Journal of Library Metadata, a peer-reviewed journal, marks the growing importance of metadata in libraries and other institutions. As libraries collect, produce, distribute and publish more information than ever before, the metadata that describes these resources becomes more critical for digital resource management and discovery. The Journal of Library Metadata is the exclusive forum for the latest research, innovations, news, and expert views about all aspects of metadata applications and about the role of metadata in information retrieval. The journal is published quarterly by Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

The journal covers all aspects of metadata applications including (but not limited to):

* Application Profiles
* Best practices
* Controlled vocabularies
* Crosswalking of metadata and interoperability
* Digital libraries and metadata
* Federated repositories
* Federated searching
* Folksonomies
* Individual metadata schemes
* Institutional repository metadata
* Metadata content standards
* Metadata harvesting
* Ontologies
* Preservation metadata
* Resource Description Framework
* Resource discovery and metadata
* Search engines and metadata
* Tagging and tag clouds
* Topic maps
* Visual image and moving image metadata

The journal publishes three categories of articles: standard, peer-reviewed articles; shorter, non-peer reviewed articles and short viewpoint articles.

* Peer-reviewed articles (original research): 10-50 double-spaced pages.
* Short, non-peer-reviewed articles, often practical in nature: 500-2,000 words with limited citations.
* Upbeat viewpoint articles giving the author’s opinion on a timely topic related to metadata applications: 500-2,000 words with or without citations. Focus should be on improvements or solutions instead of negative aspects of an existing system, standard or service.


Jung-ran Park

Drexel University

For more information please visit the submission instructions:

Please direct all inquiries and articles to the journal editor:

Dr. Jung-ran Park

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Library Metadata


Assistant Professor

The iSchool at Drexel

College of Information Science and Technology

Drexel University



The NASIG Program Planning Committee (PPC) invites poster session proposals for the 25th NASIG conference in Palm Springs, California, June 3-6, 2010. The theme of the conference is “An Oasis in Shifting Sands: NASIG at 25″

Posters will be on display 9AM-5PM on Saturday, June 5th. Presenters must be available to discuss their topics during
the afternoon break on this day.

Poster sessions provide an opportunity to share innovative ideas and new applications of technology. Sessions may
present a report of a research study, an analysis of a practical problem-solving effort, or a description of an innovative program that may be of interest to the serials community. In keeping with NASIG tradition of non-commercialism, poster sessions focusing solely on a commercial product will not be accepted.

Deadline for submission: Proposals must be received by Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 5PM EST. Members of the PPC’s
Sub-committee on Poster Sessions will evaluate abstracts.
Presenters will be notified in April 2010.

Please submit proposals online:

Inquiries may be sent to the PPC co-chairs, Morag Boyd and
Anne Mitchell at:

Established in 1985, the North American Serials Interest Group, Inc. is an independent organization that promotes
communication and sharing of ideas among all members of the serials information chain – anyone working with or
concerned about serial publications.

For more information about NASIG, see:

Marilyn M. Carney
Publicist, NASIG, Inc. / libref-l

Conference - Technology, Cognition, and the Academic Librarian

Academic Librarians 2010 Conference: Faster than the Speed of Bytes: Technology, Cognition, and the Academic Librarian

June 7 & 8, 2010, Holiday Inn Downtown, Ithaca, NY
Sponsored by the Academic and Special Libraries Section of the New York Library Association and the NY 3R’s Association. Registration is now OPEN! Visit the Academic Librarians 2010 Website at .Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Stephens, Assistant Professor, Dominican University, speaking on Hyperlinked Users: How Academic Librarians Can Respond. What trends are shaping the 21st Century student experience? What does emerging research tell us about expectations for learning environments, creative collaboration and “always on” access to information? This presentation will provide a roadmap for serving our hyperlinked users online, in our physical spaces and wherever they happen to be. Mobile solutions, creation spaces and embedded librarians are all part of the equation.

Dr. Deborah Gagnon, Associate Professor of Psychology, Wells College, speaking on This Is Your Brain on Technology: The Technology Exposure Effect (TEE). The media offer a bewildering array of doomsday as well as more benign prognoses of the effect that excessive exposure to extant technologies -Twitter, FaceBook, GPS, Second Life, etc. – present to our cognitive and neural functioning. Is that GPS on your dashboard possibly shrinking your hippocampus? Or is it really the Holy Grail that the more spatially challenged among us have been searching for our whole lives? This talk will attempt to sort questions like these out and, more to the point, will reveal how technology may be changing our perception, attention, memory, reasoning, decision making, and problem solving processes.

The Horizon Report: Look Over the Horizon: Connecting Technology Trends with the Library of Tomorrow. The NMC Horizon Report is an important tool for educators and information specialists who must strategize for the adoption of new technologies in their organizations. A panel will present examples and offer a variety of perspectives on the 2010 Horizon Report as it will impact “The Library of the Near Future”. Panelists include Mark A. Smith, Information Systems Librarian at NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred; Joan Getman, Sr. Strategist for Learning Technologies at Cornell University; Alison Miller, Manager, ipl2 Reference Services for Drexel University; and Harry Pence, Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus from SUNY Oneonta.

Geotagging, Geolocation, and Augmented Reality: Opportunities for Libraries to Create in Situ Learning Experiences. Tito Sierra, Associate Head for Digital Library Development, North Carolina State University and Markus Wust, Digital Collections and Preservation Librarian, North Carolina State University.

E-readers in Action. Melinda Dermody, Librarian/Department Head Access Services; Scott Warren, Bibliographer for the Sciences and Technology; and Suzanne Preate, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Syracuse University.

Text Reference in Action. Virginia Cole, Reference & Digital Services Librarian, Cornell University Library and Joe Murphy (libraryfuture on Twitter), Science Librarian, Coordinator of Instruction & Technology, Yale Science Libraries.

$95 NYLA or NY 3R members: Early Bird Registration–Register by March 15
$120 NYLA or NY 3R members: Regular Registration
$145 Non-Member Registration
$50 MLS/MLIS Student Registration
Hotels: The Holiday Inn Downtown has reserved a block of rooms for the evenings of June 6th and 7th at the rate of $139+ tax per room. When booking, mention the Academic Librarians conference. (607) 272-1000. Book now as rooms are going fast! The Hilton Garden Inn Ithaca also has a block of rooms for conference-goers at $145+ tax. The Hilton is located two blocks from the Holiday Inn. Call 607-277-8900 or 877-STAY-HGI (toll-free) and ask for the group block, OR go online to and enter Group/Convention code: ALC10. Additional area hotels may be found at the Visit Ithaca website, located at .
Thanks to our generous sponsors: WALDO, EBSCO, CCP Solutions, ProQuest, University at Buffalo Department of Library and Information Studies, and Mango Languages!
Contact Aprille Nace ( or Mary-Carol Lindbloom ( for more information. (via collib-l)

Lisabeth Chabot, College Librarian
Ithaca College Library
1202 Gannett Center
Ithaca, NY 14850
607-274-3182 voice
607-274-1211 fax

Thursday, February 25, 2010

CFP - XML for the Long Haul

Call for Participation:
International Symposium on XML for the Long Haul
Issues in the Long-term preservation of XML

Monday 2 August 2010
Hotel Europa, Montréal, Canada

Chair: Michael Sperberg-McQueen, Black Mesa Technologies

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Nearly everywhere, people who create, store, query, or serve XML
expect it to live a very long time. XML is platform- and
application-independent, and by and large it is platforms and
applications that vanish. If by encoding information in XML we have
freed it from dependency on specific platforms or applications, have
we succeeded in ensuring that the XML can live long into the future?

Or is there more to it than using XML? How can we best ensure that
our data, all our data, and its semantics survive this year, next
year, ten years? into the next millennium? Commercial information
may have a useful lifetime measured in years or decades;
cultural-heritage material, scientific data, governmental data, and
historical documents need to be preserved for centuries; information
about nuclear waste products will remain relevant for hundreds of
millennia. It‘s not enough for the bits to survive; the meaning of
the information needs to survive as well. What are we doing and what
should we be doing to help its survival?

This one-day symposium will bring together researchers, government
analysts, archivists, preservationists, librarians, and XML
practitioners to discuss the problems and challenges of deep time
document encoding. What is being done now and what more we can do?

We solicit papers addressing any aspect of this problem complex,
including but not limited to:

- Analysis of the problem: what are the requirements?

- How is XML for long-term archiving different from XML for
immediate processing or message interchange?

- Identification of particular risk factors (with or without
recommendations for managing risks)

- Long-term preservation and access issues in library, commercial,
governmental, or other contexts

- Designing for survival

- How tradeoffs in the design of markup vocabularies affect data

- Reports from the field on success or failure of specific
techniques in preservation in particular fields (energy,
defense, healthcare, STM journal articles, historical editions,
curated scientific and scholarly data, product support and
maintenance data, legislative records, etc.)

- How to document the semantics of markup vocabularies so as to
ensure that documents can be understood in the future

- How to document and preserve application semantics

- How to use XML as a wrapper around pre- or non-XML data to
improve its chances of survival

- The role of packaging

- How to ensure that XML data remain usable even if the
application environment they were built in (or for) has

- Does scale change everything?

Paper Submissions

Paper submissions for the symposium should follow the instructions
for submissions to the main Balisage 2010 conference (same format,
same address, same due date).

Paper submissions are due 16 April 2010.

CFP - eXtensible Catalog Organization

The eXtensible Catalog Organization is hosting a meeting of XC community
members to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, on May 5th-6th, 2010. Current
and future members of the XC community will gather to learn about XC
Project’s accomplishments and to create an action plan for remaining XC
software development. Attendance at the meeting is by invitation only. We
encourage institutions that are interested in making a significant contribution
to the future development of the XC Software to apply for an invitation by
submitting a proposal as described below.


For the past two years, the eXtensible Catalog (XC) Project
( has been working to create open-source,
user-centered, next generation software for libraries. The software suite is
composed of four software components that can be used independently to address
a particular need or combined to provide an end-to-end discovery system to
connect library users with resources.

The project has been hosted at the University of Rochester and funded through a
generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Scholarly
Communications Program as well as through significant contributions from and in
collaboration with XC partner institutions. The Mellon grant phase of the
project has just come to a conclusion and the eXtensible Catalog Organization
(XCO) has been launched with the primary goal of overseeing and directing the
future of the XC software.

Call for Meeting Participation

We have already produced a substantial amount of useful software with the
support of current partners, however, we now need the participation of the
larger library community to make XC successful. To aid in future planning, the
XCO is hosting a meeting about XC to guide the next steps toward the completion
of a production ready end-to-end system. The primary goals of the meeting are

· Show off what we have done. We have built software that fills many
needs for libraries and this will be a great opportunity to see it in action.

· Update on what is left to do. There are some things that remain to
be done in order for XC to be a production ready piece of software.

· Obtain support from meeting attendees in the form of financial
resources and developer contributions. Two current XC funding institutions
have offered to match such contributions, so one outcome of the meeting will be
to develop a plan for obtaining these matching contributions among meeting

· Create an action plan for finishing XC, using contributed resources
of all kinds.

In order to meet these goals and have an effective meeting it is crucial that
we solicit the participation of libraries that share the XCO vision and who
might enable XC software to make that vision as successful as possible;
therefore meeting attendance will be by invitation. We will be:

· Inviting our sponsor and partner institutions, as they have shown
their strong interest in XC via their contributions of various types of

· Issuing a call to all libraries, software vendors, consortia or
other organizations with an interest in helping to complete XC.

We invite interested institutions to let us know about your interest in XC and
in attending this meeting. A representative for the institution should submit
an email participation proposal to Randall Cook , XCO Project Manager,
( that:

· Summarizes the institution’s interest in XC (e.g., hurdles the
institution faces that XC could solve)

· Summarizes your library system’s technical infrastructure (e.g.,
what ILS you use, what the library website is built on, consortial
requirements, and so on)

· Describes possible ways that your institution might be able to
assist XC. We are especially interested in the following:

o Financial contributions to help fund software development

o Programming resources that can be dedicated to the XCO e for 6-12 months

o Other contributions (in-house expertise that could be donated to the XCO,

The details of the meeting are not yet finalized, but the following is what we
know at this time:

· The meeting will begin with a group welcome dinner on the evening of
May 5 and continue with a full-day meeting at UNC/Charlotte on Thursday May 65.

· The welcome dinner, as well as breakfast and lunch the following
day, will be provided for one staff member from each attending institution.
An institution may request to send more than one attendee, and will then be
responsible for meal costs for additional attendees.

· Travel and lodging will be self-funded by the attendee’s home

· There will be no registration fee to attend the meeting itself.

During the coming weeks, we will be reviewing responses to this Call for
Participation. We will then issue invitations to the meeting and will be able
to communicate more details about the meeting to invited attendees.

We encourage institutions to submit proposals for participation even if there
is some doubt that you can attend the meeting due to scheduling constraints.
We may be able to arrange for remote participation in the meeting when

You can learn more about XC by watching four screen casts we have recently
released and by visiting our
website at (look for a new revamped website at this
address in the near future!)

Jennifer Bowen
Co-Executive Director, eXtensible Catalog Organization

Free workshop - 4th Annual Standards Forum

BISG and NISO to Co-Host 4th Annual Standards Forum at ALA's Annual

June 25, 2010 half-day forum will focus on the changing standards landscape
from the end-users' perspective

Building on three years of successful co-programming, the Book Industry
Study Group (BISG) and the National Information Standards Organization
(NISO) will again co-host The Changing Standards Landscape on June 25, 2010
from 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM, directly prior to the American Library
Association's Annual Conference in Washington, DC. This year's free,
half-day program will focus on standards as they're experienced by readers
and other content consumers and feature thought leadership in the critical
areas of identification, discovery and format. Those interested in attending
should RSVP to

"The Changing Standards Landscape has become a tremendously successful event
since its inception four years ago," said Todd Carpenter, NISO's Managing
Director. "Developing a deeper understanding between the publishing,
distribution and library supply chains is increasingly critical and each
year we've focused on significant challenges our communities face alongside
standards and best practice solutions. This year's program will highlight
again how rapidly our industry is changing and how BISG and NISO are
proactively addressing these issues."

Mr. Carpenter will be onsite to co-chair the forum alongside BISG's
Executive Director, Scott Lubeck. Together they will guide attendees through
three programmatic themes:

1. Identify and Describe
2. Format, Discover and Retrieve
3. Purchase and Use

"The ways in which end-users eventually experience and interact with
standards largely drives how these standards are built," said Mr. Lubeck.
"We're happy to be able to bring light to this important perspective, one
shared by both BISG and NISO."

The Changing Standards Landscape is organized jointly by the NISO and BISG.
Both organizations support, promote and maintain standards and best
practices in the information community. NISO focuses on publishers,
libraries and the systems suppliers in information distribution. BISG
focuses on the book supply chain of publishers, manufacturers, wholesale and
retail suppliers.

For more information about The Changing Standards Landscape as it becomes
available visit or

[This message has been cross-posted.]

Cynthia Hodgson
NISO Technical Editor Consultant
National Information Standards Organization
Phone: 301-654-2512

Webinar - Library Open Solutions

2010 Library Open Solutions Webinars
Series Kicks Off

We've finalized the line up. Mark your calendars and sign up now for the full series of weekly webinars offering fun and informative stuff good for libraries. Keep up on the latest series information and comments from speakers at our series blog:

Here's the line-up:

3/11 Get Real, Be Creative: Social Networking in Libraries
w/ Tasha Saecker and Jeff Dawson
3/18 Library H3lp
w/ Cindi Trainor and Steve Frye
4/1 OCLC Web Services in Action
w/ Karen Coombs
4/8 Information, Not Location: the new MLibrary
w/ Ken Varnum, Karen Reiman-Sendi, Liene Karels
4/15 Mobile Site Generator
w/ Chad Haefele
4/22 Cool tools: Prezi and Zotero
w/ Jason Kucsma, Joe Morgan, Ian Benton and Eliot Finkelstein

all sessions are Thursdays, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Central Time

Register now for the whole series at the bargain rate of $200 for all 6, at:
You can register for the series after it starts and have full access to all the previous session recordings after the live presentations. You receive the codes to access the sessions and recordings, good for up to a year after the sessions.

We charge in order to offset expenses for the webinar system. Single "seat" registrations can be used for a whole library, as long as you view the session together using one web connection and one phone connection. This is a way of allowing us to provide webinars to more people using less webinar resources. If you want to project it and use a speaker phone we think that's a good idea and the shared experience with your colleagues will only make the webinars better.

Each one hour Webinar will present about 45 minutes of content including live web demonstrations, leaving time in the hour for questions and discussions. Participants use an internet enabled computer to view the content and a phone line to hear and talk. Long distance is via an "800" number. Speaker phones with mute buttons are a good thing for groups.

Register now for the whole series at the bargain rate of $200 for all 6, at:
and keep up on the latest series information at our series blog:

If you have any questions about the Webinar series don't hesitate to contact me at:, or phone 608.265.5179

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Free webinar - Are Digital Textbooks Starting to Click?

Education Week FREE Live Chat: Are Digital Textbooks Starting to Click? / March 9 2010 / 2 PM Eastern

Although advocates of digital textbooks have been touting their advantages for years, it wasn’t until California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced a free, digital textbook initiative that the movement began to gain real traction in mainstream schools. But some experts say digital textbooks’ lack of purchase price can be offset by the cost of technical support and professional development needed to integrate them effectively into classrooms. Join two experts for an in-depth discussion of the challenges and promise of using free, digital textbooks in K-12 classrooms.


Brian Bridges, Director, California Resource Learning Network

Neeru Kholsa, Executive Director, CK-12 Foundation

Katie Ash, Staff Writer, Education Week Digital Directions, will moderate this chat.

Note: No special equipment other than Internet access is needed to participate in any of our text-based chats. Participants may begin submitting questions 30 minutes before a chat starts.

>>> Free / Registration NOT Required <<<

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Conference - Web 2.0, Social Networking, & Libraries

Web 2.0, Social Networking, & Libraries, 2nd Call to Conference

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010, Columbia University

The third in an annual series of international conferences at Columbia University focuses on the multiplicity of diverse developments and directions in the application of Web 2.0, Social Networking, & Libraries. How public and academic libraries are using Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and many other social networking tools to foster communication and promote library service among librarians, between the library and the public, and among library users with each other is what the conference is all about.

Such leaders in social networking applications as Margaret Smith, Physical Sciences Librarian at New York University; Janie Hermann, Program Coordinator at Princeton Public Library; Damon Jaggers, Associate University Librarian for Collections & Services, Columbia University Libraries & Information Services; and Yakov Shrayberg, Director General of the Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology and President of ILIAC, will share how Web 2.0 and social networking are used to successfully promote and introduce innovative and cutting edge library services as well as explore national trends and applications in the U.S. and Russia.

A complete conference program and registration details can be found at:

for questions or further information, feel free to contact me at:

Location: Kellogg Center, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York City, 9AM – 4PM, March 16, 2010.

Conference sponsors are Harriman Institute – Columbia University Libraries, ILIAC (The International Library Information and Analytic Center, Offices in Moscow and Washington D.C.), and The U*N*A*B*A*S*H*E*D LibrarianTM, the 'how I run my library good'SM letter (also the conference organizer)

Maurice J. (Mitch) Freedman, MLS, PhD

Publisher, The U*N*A*B*A*S*H*E*D LibrarianTM
Past President, American Library Association
1-914-241-3451 (voice)
1-914-471-5850 (cell)
1-914-244-0941 (fax)

Grant - Preservation Assistance Grants



Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions help small and mid-sized institutions, such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities, improve their ability to preserve and care for their humanities collections. Awards of up to $6000 support preservation related collection assessments, consultations, training and workshops, and institutional and collaborative disaster and emergency planning. Grants cover consultant fees, workshop registration fees, related travel and per diem expenses, and the costs of purchasing and shipping preservation supplies and equipment.

NEH has recently expanded of the kind of training that Preservation Assistance Grants supports. In addition to general preservation workshops, these grants will support education and training in digital best practices and the management and preservation of digital resources.

All applications to the NEH must be submitted through See the application guidelines for details.

The 2010 guidelines for Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions are available at You will also find sample project descriptions, sample narratives, and a list of frequently asked questions. The deadline for applications is May 18, 2010.

U.S. nonprofit organizations are eligible, as are state and local governmental agencies and tribal governments. Individuals are not eligible to apply.

Small and mid-sized institutions that have never received an NEH grant are especially encouraged to apply.

For more information, contact the staff of NEH's Division of Preservation and Access at 202-606-8570 and

Elizabeth Joffrion
Senior Program Officer
Division of Preservation and Access
National Endowment for the Humanities
1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20506
202-606-8570 (fax) 202-606-8639

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Internship - SC Political Collections

SC Political Collections at the University of SC, Columbia, offers a summer internship with a stipend of $2,250 to be awarded to a qualified graduate student enrolled in an archival education program outside of South Carolina. Intern projects require at least 135 hours and will vary depending on current SCPC needs and the interests of the intern. In a typical internship, a student will arrange and describe a small collection or a series within a major collection and analyze preservation needs. The student might also help with digitization, our oral history program, and the creation of exhibits and educational resources.

SCPC is a nationally recognized repository collecting the papers of individuals and organizations impacting on government, politics and society, chiefly in the post-World War II era. We have personal papers, the archives of organizations such as the state Democratic and Republican parties, visual materials, audio and video recordings, and electronic records. For more information, please see or or find us on Facebook.

Application deadline is May 1st. Questions, contact SCPC Director Herb Hartsook, Applications should include:

* Statement not exceeding 500 words explaining how an internship with SCPC fits the applicant’s educational program and career goals

* Current résumé

* Letter of recommendation from the head of the archival program in which the applicant is enrolled. That letter should clearly state the program’s internship requirements, including the number of hours required to successfully complete the internship.

Please address to:

Summer Internship Program
South Carolina Political Collections
University of South Carolina
720 College Street
Columbia, S.C. 29208

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

CFP - Currents in Teaching and Learning


Currents in Teaching and Learning, Volume 3, Number 1, Fall 2010

Currents is a peer-reviewed electronic journal that fosters exchanges
among reflective teacher-scholars across the disciplines. Nonspecialist
and jargon-free, Currents is addressed to faculty and graduate students in
higher education, teaching in all academic disciplines. We welcome both
individual and group submissions. All submissions must be original,
previously unpublished work.

Currents invites submissions for its Fall 2010 issue, including:
—Short reports from different disciplines on classroom practices (2850 –
5700 words);
—Longer research, theoretical, or conceptual articles and explorations of
issues and challenges facing teachers today (5700 – 7125 words);
—Announcements of work in progress and calls for collaborators;
—Book and website reviews.

APRIL 15, 2010
Submissions received after this date will be considered on a rolling basis
for future issues of Currents.

Send all inquiries and letters of interest to Josna Rege, at For more information, including submission
guidelines, visit our website at

Currents in Teaching and Learning is a publication of the Center for
Teaching and Learning, Worcester State College, Worcester, Massachusetts,
U.S.A. ISSN: 1945-3043.

Josna Rege
Editor, Currents in Teaching and Learning
Worcester State College, Worcester, MA, U.S.A.
Visit the website at

Fellowship - IREX Fellowship for International Librarianship

IREX Fellowship for International Librarianship

IREX announces a unique opportunity for three Library and Information Science graduate students with an
international orientation to take part in a fellowship focused on impact assessment and community building
in two national library development programs in Romania and Ukraine.
The selected fellows will serve for three months during the summer of 2010 in the Washington, DC
headquarters office of IREX and visit one of the participating countries for one to two weeks during the
summer for hands-on research. Each fellow will be expected to produce one scholarly article on a topic
related to impact assessment or community building, as agreed on with IREX staff. One of the fellows will be
selected to submit a proposal to co-present with an IREX staff member at IFLA 2011. If accepted, the trip
would be funded as part of the fellowship.
Fellow activities will include:

active participation in the administration and implementation of two major Gates Foundation-funded
library development programs

research and reporting on the impact of library field interventions in Ukraine and Romania

development and revision of community building and advocacy resources for librarians

preparation and presentation of new project ideas for improving library relevance and effectiveness

support IREX presence and participate in the ALA Annual Conference in Washington DC in June
Fellowship benefits include:

$2500/month stipend for three months

$250 travel allowance for travel to/from Washington, DC at start and end of fellowship

one research trip to either Ukraine or Romania

opportunities to participate in and present at public events in the Washington development and ICT4D

support in conceiving and writing an article for publication on a topic related to impact assessment or
community building in library reform in Romania and/or Ukraine
Successful applicants will have a background that includes the following elements:

currently studying for an MA or PhD in Library and Information Science

a record of academic excellence at the undergraduate and graduate level

exceptional writing skills, as evidenced by previous publications in journals or periodicals and/or
presentations at academic conferences

significant international experience, including time spent living and working abroad and proficiency in
at least one foreign language

significant experience working or volunteering in a library, preferably a public library
Fellows will be selected through a competitive process. For consideration, please submit:

a CV

a statement of interest that outlines your reasons for applying, the strengths you bring to the
fellowship and the contributions you feel you could make to the programs (no more than 500 words)

an essay that examines an element of library system development that you find of particular interest
and that you would like to pursue in your research with the program (no more than 1000 words)

three letters of recommendation, including at least one from a professor and one from a supervisor at
a library position
Completed applications must be emailed to no later than March 15, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010


Learn about the latest developments in Identifier Standards and what's new
in Content Identification at NISO's two-part March webinar: IDENTIFIERS: NEW
PROBLEMS, NEW SOLUTIONS. Each part is independent and can be registered for
separately -- or register for both and receive a 20% discount. The webinars
will be held on the 2nd and 3rd Wednesdays in March from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
(Eastern time).


Topics and speakers for Part 1, What's in a Name? Latest Developments in
Identifiers, on March 10 are:

Linking Names: the Virtual International Authority File (VIAF), the
International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI), and the Open Researcher and
Contributor ID (ORCID) -- Dr. Thomas B. Hickey, Chief Scientist, OCLC

Why Name Identifiers -- Robert Wolven, Associate University Librarian for
Bibliographic Services and Collection Development, Columbia University

I2 (Institutional Identifiers) Working Group: Where We Are Now, What's Ahead
-- Helen L. Henderson, Vice President, Marketing Research & Development,
Ringgold, Inc.


Topics and speakers for Part 2, Content Identification: What's New, on March
17 are:

Using Identifiers to Facilitate the E-book Supply Chain (Whatever That Turns
Out to Be) -- Brian Green, Executive Director, International ISBN Agency

ARK: Archival Resource Key -- John A. Kunze, Preservation Technologies
Architect, California Digital Library

New Applications of DOIs -- Speaker TBA


Each part is independent; you may register for either one or both.
Registrants for both parts receive a 20% discount. NISO and NASIG members
may also register at a discounted rate. Registration is per site (defined as
access for one computer).Can't make it on the scheduled date or time?
Registrants receive access to the recorded version for one year, which can
be viewed at your convenience. For more information or to register, visit
the event webpage.


This two-part webinar is sponsored by CrossRef (

Cynthia Hodgson
NISO Technical Editor Consultant
National Information Standards Organization
Phone: 301-654-2512

Saturday, February 13, 2010

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 program will open with a keynote 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, National Archivist of
Malaysia, which has won the 2009 Jikji Prize for it preservation
program; Tyler Walters from the Georgia Institute of Technology
Library and Information Center; Babak Hamidzadeh from the Library of
Congress; and Ken Thibodeau form the US National Archives. 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 at the University of British Columbia in
Vancouver, 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

Thursday, February 11, 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*

* *

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Bloomington, Indiana

Indiana University’s student chapter of the Society of American Archivists
would like to invite you to attend 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.

The majority of the conference will consist of presentations of papers and
projects on topics related to archives, special collections, and rare books
by students and professionals from a variety of institutions. It will also
include a behind-the-scenes tour of the Lilly Library, Indiana University's
internationally renowned rare books and manuscripts library, and a workshop
on digital preservation with Philip Bantin, the director of Indiana
University's Office of University Archives and Records Management and the
author of *Understanding Data and Information Systems for Recordkeeping*.
(This book won the 2009 Society of American Archivists Waldo Gifford Leland
Award for writing of superior excellence and usefulness in the field of
archival history, theory or practice. You can find more information about
the book here:
These events will have limited enrollment and will be opened first to
conference presenters.

If you would like to attend the conference, please fill out the
registration form (which can be found here:
and mail the form and a $15 check made out to SAA-SC to the following
address by *Monday, February 22, 2010*:

SAA-SC IUB Conference Committee
c/o Dina M. Kellams, Associate Archivist
Indiana University
Office of U. Archives and Records Mgmt.
1320 East 10th Street
Herman B Wells Library E460
Bloomington, IN 47405

In addition, please send an email with your full name and institutional
affiliation to as soon as possible if you plan to
attend so that we can keep track of the number of people we should expect.
This will also allow us to let you know when we have received your
registration form and fee and to contact you with any updates to the
schedule. Also include in your email whether you would like to attend the
tour of the Lilly Library, which will be around noon, and/or the workshop by
Philip Bantin on digital preservation, which will be at the end of the
conference and will conclude a little after 5:00. After presenters have had
the opportunity to register for these events, slots will be given to
attendees based on the order in which emails are received. We cannot
guarantee slots to everyone, so please submit your request for a space as
soon as possible.

If you are planning on spending Friday or Saturday night in Bloomington,
Indiana we recommend reserving your hotel room as soon as possible. If you
would like more information about hotels in the area, please send a request

Please check
updates on the conference. We will be posting the final schedule on
website soon. Feel free to send any other questions you may have to

Internship - Motorola

To apply, please visit and search for
job# 90290.

Motorola is seeking qualified candidates for a 12 week internship in records
management this summer. The position will be located in Schaumburg IL or
Holtsville, NY. Key focus of the internship will be the development and
execution of a sampling methodology to identify contents of boxes in offsite
storage. In addition, the intern will be exposed to records management
policies, electronic records management, functional records retention
schedules, the legal discovery process, and records management training
programs. For candidates with a background or serious interest in historical
archives, the internship will be tailored to include a two week rotation in
the Motorola Heritage Archives.

This is a paid internship and limited subsidized housing may be available.

Basic Qualifications
-Candidate must be in the process of attaining a Masters degree majoring in
Library Science, Public History, Archives or Records Management.
-Candidate's graduation date must occur on or after September 1 2010.

Department Description
The Motorola Information Management, Collection and Preservation team is
responsible for global records management, data privacy consulting, computer
incident response management, and computer forensic examinations. The team
directly supports the Motorola Law Department and other internal customers,
providing investigative and discovery support.

Scope of Responsibilities / Expectations
Assist in developing / updating policies and procedures for global records
management program. Review hard copy box inventories and perform analysis of
boxes stored at offsite storage locations. Review and update select records
retention schedules. Individual must be able to perform in-depth analytical
tasks and work independently.

Specific Knowledge/Skills
-Experience / education in records management, archives and / or library
science required. Education in legal research preferred.
-Knowledge of records inventory techniques and records retention schedule
development required.
-Completed coursework in records management required.
-Experience with legal research relative to records retention schedule
development preferred.
-Ability to lift up to 40 pounds.
-Computer aptitude

To apply, please visit and search for
job# 90290.Please do not contact the undersigned directly.
Patrick J. Cunningham, CRM, FAI
Director, Information Management, Collection & Preservation
Enterprise Resiliency and Information Security Solutions (ERISS)
Motorola, Inc.
1303 E. Algonquin Rd.
Schaumburg, IL 60196

+1 708 502 4726 mobile
+1 847 576 5469 office
+1 708 387 0204 telework office
+1 847 538 0838 fax

Workshop - Digital Preservation for Digital Collaboratives

Digital Preservation for Digital Collaboratives

This workshop is designed to give existing digital collaboratives the expertise they need to develop their digital preservation programs. The workshop includes an initial day of online instruction followed by two days of in-person instruction.

The multi-day workshop will include an introduction to digital preservation before focusing on planning, assessment and digital preservation options. Following the workshop, participants will receive support in completing their preservation plans.

For more information, see:

The workshop will consist of online and in-person components. The online component will comprise three two-hr webinars, while the in-person component will take place over two days.

The online sessions will be held April 13, 14, 16, 2010 from 1:00-3:00 ET. Dates and times for the in-person component are listed below.

Who Should Attend
This workshop is designed for digital collaboratives with existing digital collections that have not yet implemented a long-term preservation option. The workshop will provide the information and tools needed to proceed with developing a preservation plan.

Because the collaborative will develop the plan as a team, we recommend that several representatives attend the workshop. A collaborative’s team could include the director or project manager, technology manager, digital librarian, and one or more representatives from partner organizations. Collaboratives sending more than one staff member to the training will receive a discount of $25.00/registrant off the registration fee listed below.

Note: If you are attending as part of a collaborative team, include the name of the collaborative in the comment box on the online registration form.

The digital collaboratives can be state-based, regionally-based, or subject-based collaboratives looking to develop digital preservation plans and options for their digital collections.

For questions, email Holly South

Sites & Dates

Lyrasis - Philadelphia -


Liz Bishoff

Register now


9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

All times listed are in local time.

BCR members -- $150.00
Nonmembers -- $150.00

Online workshop - Marketing for Libraries

Announce Trendy Topics 2010: Marketing for Libraries!

Alliance Library System and TAP Information Services are pleased to announce the second in a dynamic monthly series of online workshops you can enjoy right at your desktop on hot topics. The latest conference on Marketing for Libraries is scheduled for Tuesday, March 9. Alison Circle of Columbus Metropolitan Library and blogger for "Library Journal", will be the opening keynote speaker at 11:00 A.M. Eastern Time, 10:00 Central, 9:00 Mountain, and 8:00 Pacific. She will offer a step-by-step presentation on how to develop a marketing plan that integrates newest channels (Facebook, Twitter, and others) into a consistent value message that pays off in tangible results.

Other speakers for this inspiring day-long conference include:

· Kitty Pope talking about "What Libraries Can Learn from Corporate America about Marketing

· Trisha Noack speaking on “The Challenges of Reaching a Library’s Diverse Audience”

· Nancy Dowd speaking on “Is Mobile Marketing Right for Your Organization?”

· Toni Tucker on “Marketing Basics for an Academic Library”

· Cynthia Hart on “Get Social with Your Customers!”

A full informational flyer can be found at

“In these tough times, it’s more important than ever for libraries to market their services and take advantage of the new marketing tools available to them,” stated Kitty Pope, ALS Executive Director.

Register at

Registration for librarians for the one day conference is $40; for students $30; and for groups $100.

For more information on these workshops please contact Lori Bell at ALS, or Tom Peters at TAP Information Services at

Alliance Library System is one of nine regional library systems in Illinois serving 260 libraries of all types in a 14,000 square mile area.

TAP Information Services ( helps organizations innovate.

Lori Bell
Director of Innovation
Alliance Library System
600 High Point Lane
East Peoria, IL 61611
(309)694-9200 ext. 2128

CFP - Off-Campus Library Services Conference

The Fourteenth Off-Campus Library Services Conference will be held April 28-30, 2010, at the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Please join us for this opportunity to explore issues related to delivering library resources and services to distance students and faculty.

Registration is open until March 26 – Late Registration begins March 27, 2010!

NEW! Don’t forget to register for our Thursday evening Dine Outs!

Contact us with any questions –

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Onine workshops - Dublin Core and Digital Audio

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



Workshop - Digital Preservation for Digital Collaboratives

Save the Date for Digital Preservation for Digital Collaboratives

BCR, LYRASIS and OCLC are proud to present this new workshop, partially funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Philadelphia: April 28-29, 2010

San Jose: August 3-4, 2010

Chicago: November 16-17, 2010

Digital Preservation for Digital Collaboratives is a workshop designed to help digital collaboratives with existing digital collections develop and implement a long-term preservation option. The workshop, designed for multiple representatives from a collaborative, will provide the information and tools the collaborative needs to develop a long-term preservation plan that will work for the collaborative’s unique collections and organizations. Each workshop includes an initial day of online instruction followed by 2 days of in-person instruction. Additional support after the workshop will be provided to ensure that all participants are able to complete their preservation plans.

All workshops will be taught by a faculty of digital preservation experts:

Liz Bishoff, Director of Digital & Preservation Services, BCR

Priscilla Caplan, Assistant Director for Digital Library Services, Florida Center for Library Automation

Tom Clareson, Senior Consultant, LYRASIS

Robin Dale, Director of Digital Services, LYRASIS

Katherine Skinner, Executive Director, Educopia Institute and Program Manager, MetaArchive Cooperative

For more information, visit

Holly South

Digital Collaboratives Grant Project Coordinator


14394 E. Evans Ave., Aurora, CO 80014

303.751.6277 x 149 | 800.397.1552 | 303.751.9787 (fax)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010



October 6-9, 2010
College Park, Maryland

Call for Juried Proposals - Deadline Extended to February 28, 2010

The fifth Library Research Seminar (LRS-V) will bring together a diverse community of scholars from academia and practitioners from libraries and archives who are interested in research that informs policy-making, decision-making, and best practices. Participants will share research projects and explore ways to develop future research agenda, refine research methods, and facilitate successful completion of research projects.

The LRS-V Program Committee invites proposals for various types of contributions on topics related to libraries and archives. See conference website for more information and suggestions on topics

Send submissions to in either MS Word or PDF format. Proposals must be no more than 1000 words in length and additionally must include: title, author/organizer name, affiliation, and contact information; names and contact information for any other participants. may also be used for inquires and questions.

Conference Presenting Sponsors: Library Research Roundtable of the American Library Association and the Institute of Museum and Library Services

Pat Fisher,
LRS-V Conference Coordinator

Monday, February 8, 2010


Preparing for the Unexpected:
Presented by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA)

March 24, 2010
Charlottesville, VA

Hosted and cosponsored by Ash Lawn-Highland, Home of President James Monroe

Sessions Include:
* Before Disaster Strikes: Assessing Vulnerability
* Crisis Communication
* Staff Training and Exercising the Plan
* Disaster Scenario Exercise
* Practical Decision-Making

Julie Page, Co-Coordinator, California Preservation Program (CPP) and Western States & Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS)
Michael Smith, PhD, Associate Professor of Communication, La Salle University

The Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA), the professional certifying organization for the archives field, will award 5 Accreditation Recertification Credits (ARCs) to eligible Certified Archivists (CAs) attending this program.

For more information and to register online, click here, or cut and paste the following link:

If you have additional questions, contact CCAHA at 215-545-0613 or

264 S. 23RD STREET
t 215.545.0613 f 215.735.9313

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Lecture - series, Discussing the Archives

COLLOQUIA: "Discussing the Archives" - starting Feb. 4, 2010 (New York, New York, U.S.)

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, Berkeley

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, Institutions."

Problems and Productivities of Archival Silence February 4th, 2010. 5:30 - 7:30pm.
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.

Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program History Department New York University
53 Washington Square South
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-8601
Fax: (212) 995-4017

Saturday, February 6, 2010





“Advancing your career through service, leadership, advocacy, and diversity.”


FLUSHING, N.Y. 11367

PHONE: 718.997.3790

We hope that you can join us!

Directions to Queens College:

Claudia A. Perry, MLS, Ph.D
Associate Professor
Graduate School of Library and Information Studies
Acting Director, QC Center for Teaching and Learning (Spring 2010)
Queens College, CUNY
Flushing, NY 11367

Friday, February 5, 2010

Online workshops - University of Illinois

The Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, is pleased to offer the following online, non-credit continuing education courses open to all interested library and information professionals.

Four ALA-APA approved Certified Public Library Administrator (CPLA) courses:

Organization and Personnel Management for the Library: February 2 – March 9 Serving Diverse Populations in the Library: February 3 – March 10 Current Issues in Libraries: March 18 – April 22 Fundraising and Grant writing: March 22- May 1

NOTE: Although the first three courses do have online synchronous sessions, arrangements can be made to take the courses asynchronously.

For course descriptions and to register:


Scholarly Writing for the LIS Profession: March 16 – May 4

The purpose of the course is to introduce the student to the major genres of scholarly writing primarily through actual writing and editing assignments and discussion of essential elements and approaches to scholarly writing. Topics included are general introduction to scholarly writing and editing, practice with writing abstracts, reviews, editorials, columns and other opinion pieces, reporting the results of case studies, best practices, surveys and focus group research, and writing discipline-focused scholarly articles.

For additional information and to register:

Marianne Steadley

Continuing Professional Development Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of IL

501 E. Daniel St. Champaign IL 61820


Fax: 217/244-3302

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 / via nmrt-l

Online workshop - Human Resources Management

*Simmons GSLIS Continuing Education*

Human Resources Management

February 1 – 28, 2010 (asynchronous online) $250 (Simmons GSLIS Alumni price $200)

PDPs: 15

The goal of this workshop is to provide students with an overview of human resource management functions in libraries and other information agencies. Workshop topics will include:

* Human resource management roles & functions

* Motivation in the workplace

* Recruitment & interviewing

* Orientation to the workplace

* Training & staff development

* Employee supervision

Instructor: Lisa Hussey is an Assistant Professor at Simmons College in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Her teaching focuses on management and related topics;

For more information about our online workshops see

CFP - PSQ Internet Resources Review Column

CFP: PSQ Internet Resources Review Column

Greetings Colleagues and Happy New Year!
It’s time to get moving on the next column! The theme will be: Citation Management 2.0

How are you dealing with the changes brought about by APA 6? What new citation styles are you having to learn and use in your libraries, and how are you getting up to speed? Are you using and particular tools to manage your citations? How do yo teach your patrons about the various styles? Let’s hear about it!

Also, non-themed suggestions are welcome – we want to hear about all of the new sites you’ve been using in your work as a public services librarian.

Please submit site suggestions to me by February 1, 2010, and indicate whether or not you are willing and able to review the site yourself by February 21, 2010, (as opposed to me assigning the site to someone else to review). Preference will be given to those sites submitted by the 8th.

Thanks in advance for your time and consideration.

Best wishes!

Nicole Cooke

Nicole A. Cooke, MLS, M.Ed.

Public Services Quarterly Internet Column Editor
Montclair State University (NJ)

CFP - The New England Library Instruction Group

Meeting Digital Natives Where They Are: New Standards for the New Student

The New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG), an interest group of ACRL New England, is requesting proposals for its annual program "Meeting Digital Natives Where They Are: New Standards for the New Student," to be held at Yale University's West Campus in Orange, CT, on Friday June 4, 2010.

This year's program will explore ways that librarians are rethinking information literacy instruction in light of today's student expectations, behaviors, and emerging technologies. We encourage proposals from individuals or groups or from those interested in facilitating lunch time round table discussions. Proposal topics could include but are not limited to:

* Using Twitter, Facebook, and social networks in library instruction: What are librarians learning? How are these initiatives being assessed?
* Using mobile devices for research education
* ACRL's Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education after 10 years: Revising & recreating standards for 2010-2020
* Teaching concepts vs. tools: How librarians are teaching/revising information literacy concepts and meeting learning needs of digital natives
* Teaching transferable research skills
* Tapping into learning styles or searching behaviors of current students to better educate future students.

Preference may be given to proposals containing assessment or feedback about the program.

For presenters, please submit a one page proposal for a 30 to 45 minute presentation, including time for 10-15 minutes for questions and discussion. Interactive presentations are highly encouraged. Please include complete contact information and any technology or other equipment requirements and the desired length of time for your presentation.

For round table facilitators, please submit a brief paragraph describing your round table, three to five potential questions you would use to facilitate a lively discussion, and complete contact information. Technology and equipment will not be available at round tables.

Please submit proposals to Laura O'Neill ( or Elizabeth Dolinger ( by February 19, 2010.

CFP - School Media & Technology

AECT-School Media & Technology's

The Call for Proposals for the 2010 AECT Convention in Anaheim, CA is now available at
Proposals will be accepted until midnight (EST) on February 14, 2010 through the online system. The AECT Annual Conference is open for all SMT Division members to present and your involvement supports our field and Division. A description of the SMT proposal theme and purpose is provided below.

School Media & Technology's Description

The members of the School Media and Technology Division strive to link professionals interested in the use of educational technology and its application to the learning process in the K-12 school environment. Our membership includes K-12 educators, school media specialists, computer or technology teachers, and professors of media and educational technology among others. Some examples of appropriate proposal topics include technology integration, online professional development, teacher created instructional materials, digital video, podcasts, web-based instruction, technology-related issues facing media center specialists, student media production, online portfolios, teaching with technology, action research, research into practice, connecting to standards, technology and NCLB.. In addition to research proposals, the division welcomes and encourages proposals that emphasize educational technology practices within the K-12 school environment.

For questions regarding proposals for the School Media and Technology Division, please contact;

Randy Hollandsworth
2010 AECT Conference Planner - School Media and Technology Division

CFP - Censorship Battles in American Libraries

True/ Stories of Censorship Battles in American Libraries

We are compiling a book for ALA Publications with the working title
True/ Stories of Censorship Battles in American Libraries/. The proposal
for this book arose out of a presentation called "Banned Books Exposed"
that we have been giving for several years.

We are seeking essays by and about librarians in public, school, and
academic libraries who have experienced challenges to remove material
from library collections.

These essays should be no more than 2500 words in length, and should
provide details of a full challenge experience, from initial contact
through ultimate resolution. Essays can be a first person narrative or a
case study description. We will also welcome short descriptions of
interactions that may not have ended in a formal challenge or request
for reconsideration. These anecdotes should reflect the concerns of
either the patron or the librarian or both. Sad, funny, scary,
confusing, misunderstood, groundless, highly-charged, low-key - somehow,
the reader should be able to identify with the event.

Tips on writing: Explain the situation and how you were involved. How
was the issue resolved? What lessons were learned? If you experienced
this situation again, what would you do differently? What resources did
you draw upon (don't list resources; tell us about the resources and why
they were helpful)? Had you received any training on handling challenges
prior to the situation you describe? Have you received any since? Did
your library have a procedure in place? If not, does it have one now?

Writers should include the facts of the challenge. If this is
information based on a personal experience, please share your thoughts
and feelings about the confrontation, dealing with administrators, and
dealing with the public.

Email submissions to:

Your submissions should be submitted with the following information:

1. Title your essay.

2. Include a 100 word biographical statement.

Your submissions should follow these formatting rules:

1. Text should be attached as a .doc or .rtf (please do not send .docx

2. Your Name should be the document label (example JaneSmith.doc)

3. If you have questions about style, please consult /The Chicago Manual
of Style/, 15th edition, as your general guide to punctuation,
capitalization, quotation, abbreviation, source citation, use of italic,

Submitting an essay does not guarantee publication. If you have
questions about your essay and/or topic, please contact us.Contributors
will be asked to sign an ALA Writer Agreement before publication.
Compensation: a complimentary copy of the final publication and a
discount on additional copies.Deadline for submissions: *March 31, 2010*.

Here's our challenge to /you: /share your experiences! Get on the

Kathy Barco & Valerie Nye

CFP - Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian

Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian is now accepting manuscripts for volume 29(3). The submission deadline is April 1, 2010.

B&SS Librarian is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal focusing on all aspects of behavioral and social sciences information with emphasis on librarians, libraries and users of social science information in libraries and information centers including the following subject areas:
Communication Studies
Criminal Justice
Ethnic Studies
Political Science
Social Work
Women's Studies

And the following areas of focus:
publishing trends
User behavior
Public service
Indexing and abstracting
Collection Development and evaluation
Library Administration/management
Reference and library instruction
Descriptive/critical analysis of information resources

Please consider Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian as the journal for your publication.

The journal's website includes Instructions to Authors at:

Please send all submissions and questions to the editor at:

Lisa Romero
Editor, /Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian/

CFP - Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve

Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve

The Routledge/Taylor & Francis peer-reviewed Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve (JILDDER) has merged with Resource Sharing & Information Networks and is now accepting articles for Summer and Fall 2010 publication. Of particular interest to JILDDER are articles regarding resource sharing, unmediated borrowing, electronic reserve, cooperative collection development, shared virtual library services, digitization projects and other multi-library collaborative efforts including the following topics:

• cooperative purchasing and shared collections

• consortial delivery systems

• shared storage facilities

• administration and leadership of interlibrary loan departments, networks, cooperatives, and consortia

• training, consulting and continuing education provided by consortia

• use of interlibrary loan statistics for book and periodical acquisitions, weeding and collection management

• selection and use of cutting-edge technologies and services used for interlibrary loan and electronic reserve, such as Ariel, Illiad, BlackBoard, Relais and other proprietary and open-source software

• copyright and permission issues concerning interlibrary loan and electronic reserve

• aspects of quality assurance, efficiency studies, best practices, library 2.0, the impact of Open WorldCat and Google Scholar, buy instead of borrow and practical practices addressing special problems of international interlibrary loan, international currency, payment problems, IFLA, and shipping

• interlibrary loan of specialized library materials such as music, media, CDs, DVDs, items from electronic subscriptions and legal materials

• special problems of medical, music, law, government and other unique types of libraries

• new opportunities in interlibrary loan and the enhancement of interlibrary loan as a specialization

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before February 10, 2010 for Summer publication or April 5, 2010 for Fall publication. For further details, instructions for authors and submission procedures please visit: . Please send all submissions and questions to the Editor Rebecca Donlan at


Rebecca Donlan, Assistant Director, Collection Management

Florida Gulf Coast University

Rebecca Donlan, MLS

Editor, Journal of Interlibrary Lending, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve

Florida Gulf Coast University Library

10501 FGCU Boulevard South

Fort Myers, FL 33965-6501

(239) 590-7641 voice

Barbara J. Stites, Ph.D.

Associate Editor, Journal of Interlibrary Lending, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve

Florida Gulf Coast University Library

10501 FGCU Boulevard South

Fort Myers, FL 33965-6501

(239) 590-7602 voice

Conference - Celebracíon of Latino Children's Literature

National 3rd Annual Celebration of Latino Children's Literature
from Dolores' List of CFPs

Registration is now open for the National 3rd Annual Celebration of Latino Children's Literature @
The University of Alabama, April 23rd ­ 24th. For more information visit the conference website: Registration is limited so hurry before you miss your chance to interact with 6 Latino/a children's and young adult author's and illustrators, and to network with professionals serving the literacy needs of Latino children in classrooms, libraries, and educational settings around the U.S.


The Latino population has been rapidly growing in the United States for several years with 1 in 6 (approximately 46.9 million) residents identifying as Latino. Population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau indicate that 1 of every 2 people added to the nation's population is of Latino heritage and that 1 in 4 children under the age of 5 are Latino. At the same time, the U.S. has the 2nd largest population of "Latinos" in the world, surpassed only by Mexico whose population is 110 million.
Considering this tremendous growth in the Latino population, the need for information, resources, mentoring, and research on how to serve the informational, educational, and literacy needs of this richly, diverse population is critical now more than ever. It is imperative that schools and libraries reach out to Latino families in ways that are culturally and linguistically relevant. As preservice and practicing educators and librarians, we must strengthen our understanding of the Latino cultures and learn ways to create intercultural connections.
The Connecting Cultures & Celebrating Cuentos conference was created for the purpose of promoting high-quality children's literature about the Latino cultures and to offer a forum for librarians, educators, researchers, and students to openly discuss strategies for meeting the informational, educational, and literacy needs of Latino children and their families. Featuring nationally-acclaimed Latino literacy scholars and award-winning Latin@ authors and illustrators of children's books, this exclusive conference is truly an unforgettable experience.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: In keeping with the idea of celebrating Latino children's literature and creating intercultural connections, we invite poster and program proposals that contribute to and extend existing knowledge in the following areas: Latino children's literature, bilingual education, Latino family involvement in the school curriculum, Latino cultural literacy, library services to Latino children and their families, literacy programs utilizing Latino children's literature, educational needs of Latino children, educational opportunities and collaborations with El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), Latino children's responses to culturally-responsive literature, social influences of children's media on Latino youth, Noche de Cuentos literacy programs in schools and libraries and other related topics. Presentations and posters can share recent research or provide practical suggestions for current or preservice librarians and educators.

PROGRAM PROPOSALS: To submit your program proposal, please provide the following information: a 250 word (maximum) abstract of your presentation along with the program title; the name of the program organizer; the names of all presenters and their affiliations along with their preferred contact phone, email, and address; and your preferred presentation day (Friday or Saturday) to conference chair Dr. Jamie Campbell Naidoo at Please be sure to put "program proposal" in your subject heading.

POSTER PROPOSALS: To submit your poster proposal, please provide the following information: the title of your poster; a 200 word (maximum) abstract of your poster; the subject of your poster (choose Literature/Media Studies, Programs & Services in Libraries, Educational & Literacy Strategies, or Exemplary Programs); your name and affiliation; and your preferred contact phone, email, and address to conference chair Dr. Jamie Campbell Naidoo at Please be sure to put "poster proposal" in your subject heading.

The deadline for proposal submissions is February 26th, 2010 with notification of acceptance by March 1st, 2010. Conference registration begins January 31, 2010. Conference registration began January 31, 2010. Additional conference information will be available at that time via the conference website:

We look forward to receiving your proposals and seeing you in April at our Celebracíon of Latino Children's Literature! Need more information on the conference? Contact Conference Chair Jamie Naidoo at or 205-348-4610.

Jaime Campbell Naidoo, Ph.D.
Assistant & Foster-EBSCO Endowed Professor
School of Library & Information Studies
University of Alabama
513 Gorgas Library - Box 870252
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0252
Phone: (205) 348-1518
Fax: (205) 348-3746

CFP - Information Literacy through the Streets of Hollywood

Information Literacy through the Streets of Hollywood

We are soliciting short lesson plans or supporting activities for a book we are writing for Library Instruction Publications. In this publication
we plan to highlight activities that foster and encourage critical thinking as it relates to information literacy, film, and other video media. These activities will focus on teaching conceptual and transferable information literacy competencies. As teachers we appreciate and eagerly embrace instructional techniques and devices that engage students in the learning process. From our experience, we have observed that students are very receptive to the use of film and other visual media in instructional sessions. Since we teach information literacy courses, we know that many films contain excellent examples relating to essential components of the information literacy curriculum. In many of our classes, we utilize this medium to teach students the fundamental aspects of information literacy.

Each lesson plan or learning activity will follow the format previously used in the Active Learning Series. Authors will organize their lesson plans with sections titled Circumstances of the Instruction, Objectives of the Instruction, and Components of the Instruction. Supplementary materials such as handouts and worksheets will accompany the text. The book will include a Table of Contents as well as an index listing each type of activity for easy access.

List of possible topics and activities incorporating lesson plans include but are not limited to:

1: Film & determining the extent of information needed.

Students determine the extent of information they need. They do this by defining and articulating the need for information; identifying different types and formats of possible information sources; consider the cost and benefits of acquiring this information; and reevaluate the nature and extend of the information needed.

2. Film & accessing the needed information effectively and efficiently.

Students learn to access effectively and efficiently their informational needs. They do this by selecting appropriate investigative methods or retrieval systems for accessing information; constructing and implementing effective search strategies; retrieving information either online or in person, as appropriate; refining search strategies if necessary; and extracting, recording and managing the information and its sources.

3. Film & evaluating information and its sources critically.

Students learn to critically evaluate information needed. They do this by summarizing the central idea to be extracted from gathered information;
articulates and applies initial criteria for evaluating the information and its sources; synthesizes main idea to construct new concepts; compares new knowledge with prior knowledge unique characteristics of information; determines whether the new knowledge impacts the individual's value system and reconciles differences; and validates understanding and interpretation of information through discourse with others.

4. Film & using information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.

Students learn to use information effectively for a specific purpose. They do this by applying new and prior information to the planning and creation
of a particular product; revising the development process for the product; and effectively communicate the product to others.

5. Film & understanding the economic and legal issues surrounding the use of information.

Students learn about the economic and legal issues
surrounding the use of information. They do this by understanding and following the laws, regulations, institutional policies, and etiquette related to the use of information.

6. Film & understanding the ethical and social issues surrounding the use of information.

Students learn about the ethical and social issues surrounding the use of information. They do this by understanding and following the laws, regulations, and institutional policies related to privacy, censorship, and copyright with regards to information.

7. Making your own videos to support film &Information Literacy.

By creating films, students become more fluent with the technical and organizational aspects of film/web technology. In addition, by developing information literacy-based content through media, they will have a better understanding of the topic.

8: Incorporating Outtakes:

By using film bloopers or outtakes (errors made then actors are filming), fact inaccuracies, and editing mistakes, students will learn to actively think critically about the medium and the way in which information is

9: Incorporating the use of film &Information Literacy in discipline-related instruction:

By using films in discipline-based Information Literacy, students will learn about subject content complemented by Information Literacy skills.
They will learn how to access as well as analytically assess and evaluate this medium in the context of the discipline.

10: Incorporating film festivals (local, national or international):

By using film festivals in instruction, students learn about film initiatives at a broader level. They will get a better understanding of topical and/or genre details.

Each lesson plan should be about two or three pages explaining the purpose of the activity, how it is implemented in the class or in an online
environment, and how it is assessed. The lesson plan might be enhanced with hand-outs, charts, or illustrations. Longer lesson plans are acceptable, if necessary.

In addition to lesson plans, other topics of interest may be explored regarding supporting activities for the use of film and media and information literacy; some possible topics are:

1. Using your library to support film & Information Literacy:

Instructors learn how to take advantage of the various mechanisms that their library can use to support the teaching of Information Literacy
through the use of film. This can range from simply borrowing from the library's video collection to using high-end audio-video editing software and digital camcorders for recording and editing films.

2. Using film clips:

Instructors learn how to edit and manipulate small segments of either existing films or home-made film to teach principles of Information Literacy.

3. Incorporating Internet short films & videos:

Instructors learn how to incorporate Internet shorts into teaching Information Literacy by using resources such as the Moving Image Archive or CineMedia. They will also learn techniques for search the Internet to
find quality video and avoiding worthless or questionable material.

4. Using documentaries:

Instructors learn how to use documentaries in teaching Information Literacy. Documentaries come from an array of sources: independents, professions, government, home-made, etc. They will learn where to find and how to properly edit and manipulate the film and video.

5. Other topics you might think of.


March 12, 2010- Deadline for proposals
April 9, 2010- Final notification of proposal acceptance
May 21, 2010-Deadline for chapters

Please contact either of us with questions or suggestions for lesson plans or supporting activities. If you have more than one learning activity that
fits the criteria, you may submit each idea as a separate lesson plan or supporting activity.

Carol Anne Germain
Networked Resources Education Librarian
University at Albany, State University of New York
University Libraries
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12222
Voice: 518.442.3590

Gerald T. Burke
Bibliographer of Humanities
University at Albany, State University of New York
University Libraries
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12222
Voice: 518.442.3592