Monday, March 29, 2010

Award - Please share the following information with patrons and others whose research areas encompass the history of Texas. Those interested in applyi

Please share the following information with patrons and others whose
research areas encompass the history of Texas. Those interested in applying
for the Davis Award should contact Leslie Stapleton, DRT Library Director,
for additional information; she can be reached by email at or by phone at (210) 225-1071.


*Elaine B. Davis Research Award
The Daughters of The Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas

Application Deadline: April 30, 2010

The Daughters of The Republic of Texas (DRT) Library is now accepting
applications for the 2010 Elaine B. Davis Research Award.

Professors, undergraduates, graduate students, genealogists, and independent
scholars interested in using the library's unique materials are encouraged
to apply. The Davis Award provides one grant of $400. The winning applicant
must use the funds to offset travel, lodging, and photocopy costs incurred
in the course of conducting research at the DRT Library.

The DRT Library collects, preserves, and provides access to a rich
collection of materials that document the history of Texas with particular
emphasis on the Republic of Texas (1836-1846), the Alamo, and the city of
San Antonio prior to 1950. The collection contains books, archival
materials, photographs, fine art and prints, periodicals, newspapers, maps,
vertical files, and sheet music. More information about the library's
collections can be found by visiting its website (see or by searching
its online catalog (see

Interested scholars should submit a letter of application, including a brief
explanation of their research topic and a preliminary list of library
materials to be used, before April 30, 2010.

For additional guidelines and instructions and a copy of the Davis Award
application, please visit the library's website at

Caitlin Donnelly, CA
The Daughters of The Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo


presented by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts
Baltimore, MD

June 29 & 30, 2010

This two-day program will focus on the fundamentals of identifying and caring for photographic collections. Using lecture and hands-on demonstrations, topics will be intertwined over the course of the program to give participants a holistic view of identifying photographic materials, housing and caring for these collections, developing appropriate handling and display procedures, and establishing safe storage environments.

* Photographic processes and structure
* Identification and care of cased photographs and 19th and 20th century prints
* Handling and labeling photographic materials
* Housing solutions for photographic collections

* Preservation considerations for photographic collections
* Identification of negatives, color prints, and digital prints
* Environmental guidelines for photographs
* Cold storage for photograph collections

The program is intended for collections care staff responsible for photographic collections, such as collections managers, librarians, archivists, curators, stewards of historic house museums, and records managers.


Gary E. Albright, Paper and Photograph Conservator, Private Practice, Honeoye Falls, NY
Barbara Lemmen, Senior Photograph Conservator, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts, Philadelphia, PA
Gawain Weaver, Photograph Conservator, Private Practice, San Rafael, CA
Rachel Wetzel, Photograph Conservator, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts, Philadelphia, PA

Fee: $200 CCAHA members/$225 non-members.

Registration deadline: June 15, 2010

For more information and to register, go to:

Cosponsored and hosted by Johns Hopkins Sheridan Libraries, Department of Conservation & Preservation. Major funding for this program is generously provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Questions? Visit our Education Program Calendar at, call 215-545-0613 or email

264 S. 23RD STREET
t 215.545.0613 f 215.735.9313

Conference - AA HWY Library Staff Conference

On behalf of the Maysville Community and Technical College Library, I would like to invite everyone to consider attending the AA HWY Library Staff Conference to be held May 21 at our college’s Maysville Campus. The “Road to Success” conference is geared toward public, school and academic libraries and is a collaborative effort of the Ashland, Gateway and Maysville Community and Technical College libraries. The keynote speaker is Gurney Norman, Kentucky Poet Laureate. There will be 16 concurrent sessions to attend on topics such as using Google Apps, social networking, public and academic library collaboration, graphic novels and how to write a book review for the newspaper.

The cost to register is $20 or $15 for graduate students. To register, contact Jessica McGlone, Workforce Solutions, Maysville Community and Technical College, at 606-759-7141, ext. 66120 or print out and follow the instructions on the conference brochure uploaded to Google Docs at The registration deadline is May 7.

More information about the conference can be found on Facebook at!/event.php?eid=312514888555&ref=ts or on the college Continuing Education page at

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Online conference - Innovation for Libraries in the 21st Century

Alliance Library System and LearningTimes Offer Innovation for
Libraries in the 21st Century!

Innovation…change, novelty, cutting edge, revolution, transformation, transition, invention pioneer. Antonym of innovation…custom, habit, old, rut, tradition, idleness, sameness.

Alliance Library System and LearningTimes are pleased to announce the “Innovation for Libraries in the 21st Century!” online conference to be held May 12, 2010! More information about the conference can be found at

The conference will feature dynamic and exciting keynote addresses by Rich Harwood of the Harwood Institute; Helene Blowers of the Columbus Metropolitan Library; and Kitty Pope and Kendal Orrison of Alliance Library System.

“Innovation has never been more important in libraries and agencies of all kinds!” said Kitty Pope, ALS Executive Director. “When you are looking at innovation, it doesn’t get any better than Rich, Helene and Kendal! If you are looking for everything on innovation you can possibly learn in one day, this is an event to invest your time in.”

Rich Harwood, Founder and President of the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, will address “Why Innovation is Critical in this New World We Find Ourselves In.” He will speak about the challenges we face and the power and potential for each of us to turn outward and help making hope real.

Helene Blowers, Director of Digital Strategy for the Columbus Metropolitan Library, will speak about “Innovation Starts With I.” Her session will explore how the I, YOU, WE, of organizational cultures are involved in responding to the needs and desire to innovate and change.

Kendal Orrison, Director of Information Technology and the RSA at Alliance Library System will talk about “Faking Your Way to the Future: Innovation and Change Management in a Large, Multi-Location Consortia that’s Happy in the Present.” He will speak about how to move an organization towards a common goal.

Kitty Pope, ALS Executive Director, will address “Building a Culture of Innovation.” Join Kitty as she talks about how to build a library environment that will empower library leaders to say yes to innovation and embrace change.

The conference will feature a number of other great sessions including but not limited to the following:

· “Coordinating a Social Media Presence for the Library” – Sarah Houghton-Jan, San Jose Public Library

· “Linking YOU to the World of Innovation Services” – Houston Public Library panel

· “Mayor of the Library: Foursquare and Location-Based Mobile Social Networks” – Joe Murphy, Yale University

· “Innovations in Staff Development: Technology Training Wheels” – Beth Duttlinger, Alliance Library System

· “Why Librarians Should Stay the Hell Away From Facebook” – Woody Evans, Tarrant County College, Texas

Registration for the conference is $49 per individual or $99 for a group. LIS students can register for $29. LIS students need to contact Lori Bell, Alliance Library System, at for a coupon code to register for the $29. To register, go to

For more information on the conference, go to the conference site at If you have questions, please contact Lori Bell at Alliance Library System at or John Walber at
The Alliance Library System is one of nine multitype library systems, cooperating to provide vital library services to the citizens of Illinois. ALS provides information, resources, delivery services and educational opportunities to all types of libraries in central Illinois.
LearningTimes produces unique online events, multi-day conferences and online learning programs for education, non-profit and learning-minded organizations around the globe. Their partners and clients include groups like the Smithsonian Institution, the New York City Department of Education, the University of Hawaii, Education Development Center, McGill University, Wiley / Jossey-Bass Publishing, and public television station WHYY, among scores of others. Their overall services include a variety of offerings that take an organization’s communication and collaboration goals online, with an emphasis on human connections, person-to-person interactivity and professional networking.

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

Internship - Yale audio

2010 Library Internship in Historical Audio Collections at Yale University

Sterling Memorial Library, Historical Sound Recordings (HSR)

Yale University

New Haven, CT

Duration: Fixed, May—August 2010 (flexible); non-renewable

Schedule: Part-time, flexible during standard work week (M-F 8:30 – 5:00)

Salary: Unpaid (credit only)

The Historical Sound Recordings (HSR) Collection at Yale University, one of the most extensive collections of historical audio recordings in North America, is now accepting applications for a spring internship. The internship will provide hands-on training and experience in the HSR collection through handling, playback, and preservation of rare audio materials. It will also introduce the intern to concepts of discography and research in the audio field. It is expected that the assignment will culminate in a final report/portfolio and presentation to show the accomplishments of the completed project, product, or service. The internship consists of 150 hours, which must be completed by August 31, 2010.

Applicants must be currently enrolled and in good standing in a Master's Degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information sciences, preservation, archives, or related program. Applicants must have completed at least three graduate courses before the start date of their internship. Please note: No stipend or travel assistance is available; the intern must be able to support him/herself in the New Haven area for the duration of the internship. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Applications will be accepted until April 1, 2010. To apply, please submit a current resume and a brief cover letter/statement of interest to Amy Burlingame, Human Resources Supervisor & Staffing Representative, via e-mail at There is no application form. Please be sure to include “HSR Internship” in the e-mail subject and cover letter. All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment screening. All offers are contingent on successful completion of a background check. Internal candidates are also subject to pre-employment screening for this position.

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.


Learn how to ensure long-term accessibility for your collaborative’s digital collections…

DIGITAL PRESERVATION FOR DIGITAL COLLABORATIVES , designed to help digital collaboratives ensure the long-term accessibility of their digital collections, will provide the information and tools that collaboratives need develop a digital preservation policy. The workshop will include instruction on planning, assessing and sustaining digital collections. In addition, faculty will offer ongoing support to attendees after the workshop to help each collaborative complete its preservation plan.

DATES: Webinars April 13, 14 and 16 from 1-3 pm ET, followed by April 28-29 at LYRASIS in Philadelphia

COST: $150; members of the same collaborative: $125

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, April 2, 2010


· TRAC as a Planning Tool

· Introduction to the Digital Preservation Landscape

· Digital Preservation Standards

· Sustaining the Digital Investment: Developing a Digital Preservation Program

· Developing Preservation Policies for Collaboratives


· This workshop is designed for digital collaboratives with existing digital collections that have not yet implemented a long-term preservation option.

· We recommend that several representatives attend the workshop, because participants will work as a team. A collaborative’s team could include the director or project manager, technology manager, digital librarian, and one or more representatives from partner organizations.

· 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.


presented by BCR, LYRASIS and OCLC, with partial funding provided by the

National Endowment for the Humanities

Holly South

Digital Collaboratives Grant Project Coordinator


303.751.6277 x 149 | 800.397.1552 | 303.751.9787 (fax)

Internship - CNN

CNN DC News Summer 2010 Library Internship

Applications are due by April 14, 2010.

To apply go to and apply for Job # 117068BR



Summer 2010 Intern – News Library (DC)
Turner Broadcasting/CNN News Library
820 First Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

Please Note: Internships are UNPAID and structured to last approximately 12 weeks for a minimum of 21 hours/week (3 full days). Resume and cover letter are required for application. Please include days/hours of availability in your cover letter. Students should have a strong academic record. Note to International Students: All international students will be required to provide documentation of proper visa paperwork prior to arrival if accepted to the program. Only student visas J1 or F1 visas will be accepted.

Internship Description: The Library provides video and information research to support CNN's Washington DC Bureau. It functions as both a video archive and a research library.

The library internship will be filled with a student pursuing a Master of Library Science (MLS) degree. The internship will provide a great opportunity to learn various aspects of librarianship and television production in CNN's fast-paced library. In the CNN library internship, interns will:

* Learn how to complete information requests for library patrons through internet and database research.

* Learn how to complete video requests for library patrons by searching the library’s catalog.

* Create library records for archived tapes and appropriately index the records for

future retrieval.

* Contribute ideas and compile content for the DC Bureau's Library intranet site.

* Develop an instructional classes for the bureau.

* Create research guides and pathfinders to market the library’s resources.

Qualifications: In order to facilitate the learning experience, the following qualifications are preferred. Candidates should have an interest in variety of areas including news librarianship and research and should be an organized self-starter. Interns should have the ability to make decisions, and accept others decisions, and be able to work well with a team of librarians and fellow interns.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers

Fellowship - Conservation

Conservation Fellowship at Northwestern University Library

Program Description

Northwestern University Library is offering an advanced post-graduate
conservation fellowship for one year, with the possibility of funding for a
second year. The conservation fellowship allows a conservation professional
the opportunity to work on diverse special collections, including rare
books, paper, and parchment documents. The conservation fellowship includes
a research component ideally leading to publication or presentation at a
national conference. The fellowship also offers the unique opportunity to
visit and interact with conservators at other Chicago-area conservation labs
that work with a broad range of material including paintings, works of art
on paper, objects, textiles, and natural history specimens.

The conservation fellowship provides practical experience in a busy academic
library conservation lab balancing treatment responsibilities with
professional research activities. The Conservation Fellow will develop an
understanding of the functions and responsibilities of a research library
conservation lab working with special collections materials. There will be
the opportunity to gain bench experience, develop skills in treatment
decision making, and participate in the management of a complex workflow. In
addition, Northwestern's unique holdings allow the possibility to gain
experience in assessing and evaluating a variety of library and museum
objects including paintings, ethnographic objects, textiles, and realia.
Research topics will be developed in consultation with the Special
Collections Conservator at the beginning of the fellowship and could include
treatment techniques, materials identification, or historical studies. In
addition, there is the potential for project work including needs assessment
surveys and other preventive preservation activities.

Institution Description

Northwestern University, established in 1851, is one of the leading private
research universities in the United States with an enrollment of
approximately 15,800 students. The University is located on the shores of
Lake Michigan in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois. Northwestern University's
libraries hold over 5 million volumes. With collections of international
standing in Music, Transportation, and African Studies, Northwestern's
libraries have also been at the forefront of innovation in library
technology and advanced user services. One of the top-ranked universities
in the country, Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and
pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends
traditional academic boundaries. Northwestern provides students, faculty and
staff with exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal, and
professional growth.

Established in 1984, the Preservation Department oversees all aspects of the
care, treatment and reformatting of the collections on the Evanston and
Chicago campuses. The Preservation Department consists of 12 full-time staff
members responsible for a broad range of preservation activities, including
shelf preparation, vendor-based operations such as binding and mass
deacidification, preventive programs such as pest management and
environmental monitoring, and the conservation treatment of both general and
special collections materials. Recent special collections conservation
projects have included the treatment and rehousing of 14th century parchment
documents, lining replacement on a mid 19th century oversize wall map, and
the repair of a 17th century vellum over wooden boards binding. Upcoming
projects will include repair of a collection of early 19th century
scrapbooks, treatment of a large collection of Arabic manuscripts, and the
repair and rehousing of a collection of William Blake prints.

Position Description

Working under the supervision of the Special Collections Conservator, the
Conservation Fellow evaluates and treats special collections materials.

In consultation with librarians, curators, and archivists, the Conservation
Fellow examines and develops treatment specifications for special
collections materials. The Conservation Fellow performs a broad range of
conservation treatments on rare books, manuscripts, prints, drawings, maps,
and other unbound archival and special collections materials on paper and
vellum. Treatment includes the preparation of condition and treatment
reports with an appropriate level of photo documentation.

The Conservation Fellow conducts condition surveys and assists in the
development of action plans for special collections.

The Conservation Fellow stays current with new developments in the field of
library conservation and conducts research related to an area of interest
identified at the beginning of the fellowship. Research should be of a
quality that would result in a publishable paper or presentation at a
national conference and would ideally include collaboration within
Northwestern or with staff at one or more of the many Chicago-area
conservation labs.

The Conservation Fellow may assist other professional staff in the
department, including the Department Head, Preservation Librarian, and
Conservation Librarian, with additional surveys, preservation education and
outreach initiatives, exhibits-related projects, and disaster response


Required: Master's degree in library science or associated field, with an
emphasis on conservation training, or equivalent combination of education
and relevant experience. Knowledge of current conservation principles and
practices, materials science, and the history of bookbinding and
conservation. Demonstrated ability to perform high quality conservation
treatments on special collections materials, primarily book and paper, and
to communicate effectively about treatment options and decisions.
Applicants will be asked to submit a portfolio of recent conservation

Preferred: Work experience in a recognized research library conservation

Salary: Annual stipend of $43,000. Position available September 1, 2010.
Northwestern University offers a comprehensive benefits plan, including
health care and tuition benefits.

To Apply: Send letter of application including current research interests
and resume, including names of three references, to Scott W. Devine, Head of
Preservation, Northwestern University Library, 1970 Campus Drive, Evanston,
Illinois 60208-2300 or Review of applications
will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Interviews
may be scheduled at the AIC 2010 Annual Conference. Northwestern University
is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Employment eligibility
verification required upon hire.


Scott W. Devine
Head of Preservation
Northwestern University Library
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, Illinois 60208
tel. 847.491.4672
fax. 847.491.8306

Paid internship - Political Collections

SC Political Collections at the University of SC in 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 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, oral history, 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-WWII
era. For more information, please see
or or find us on Facebook.

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

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

* Resume

* 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


SEI Pro2010 is open and filling fast, register now!

SEI Pro offers:
· Extensive hands-on workshops
· Facilitated discussion sessions on major topics impacting the field today
· In-depth courses taught by experienced professionals

SEI Pro covers:
· Digital Imaging: creation to storage to access
· Metadata: preservation, technical and structural metadata; exploration of and mapping between metadata schemas; using XSLT to transform metadata records
· Fair Use: Specific academic case studies, practical challenges, advanced concepts
· Strategic Planning: key concepts for strategic development; specific models for success
· Professional Development: resumes, CVs, interviews, how to “retool “in today’s economy

SEI Pro keynote:
“Building a Digital Community: The New Mexico Statehood Project”
Michael Kelly, Director of the University of New Mexico’s Center for Southwest Research

SEI Pro details:
The Institute will be held June 8 to June 11, 2010, on the campus of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Comfortable dorm suites afford easy on-campus housing for SEI Pro students. UNM, with its extensive programs in visual culture, offers an exciting backdrop for learning.

While visiting Albuquerque, you may want to take a ride on the nearby Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway for a spectacular view of the city and the surrounding mountains. Or hop on the new light rail express train and visit neighboring Santa Fe. Check out Albuquerque’s Old Town, with great shopping and fine examples of historic adobe structures. Or visit the BioPark, which includes botanical gardens, an aquarium and the city zoo.

SEI Pro is sponsored by the Art Libraries Society/North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF). Find out more at

SEI Pro contacts:
Alix Reiskind
SEI Co-chair
Visual Resources Librarian
Frances Loeb Library
Harvard Graduate School of Design
48 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Kathe Hicks Albrecht
SEI Co-chair
Visual Resources Curator
Katzen Arts Center
American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Conference - New York Archives Conference

The New York Archives Conference (NYAC) will host their 2010 Annual
Conference at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. on June 2-4, 2010.

This year's conference will be a joint meeting with the Archivists
Round Table of Metropolitan NY.

The conference schedule is included below. It will include a day of
workshops, a plenary speaker, a number of conference sessions of diverse
content and interest selected by both organizations, a Thursday evening
reception, Friday luncheon, and tour offerings.

On-campus housing will be available at an inexpensive cost.

Additional Information including the detailed program and scholarship
information will be distributed soon.

Michael P. Martin and David E. White
Co-chairs, New York Archives Conference

Workshops June 2nd

Full Day-

Dealing with Historical E-Records in Colleges, University and Beyond:
Getting Your Program Off the Ground

Steve F. Goodfellow
Access Systems, Inc.

Morning Workshop 9:00 - 12:00

Managing Historical Photographs

Ray LaFever
Coordinator, Archival Advisory Services
New York State Archives

Introduction to Preservation for Small Repositories

Beth L. Patkus
Preservation Consultant and former Field Service Representative at
Northeast Document Conservation Center

Afternoon Workshop 1:30 - 4

Which standards are right for you?

Michele Combs
Manuscripts Librarian, Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Libraries

Terry Catapano
Special Collections Analyst/Librarian
Columbia University Libraries Digital Program

Thursday June 3rd

8:30-10 Introductions/Plenary

William Casari, Assistant Professor at Hostos Community College of the
City University of New York,

This plenary speech will discuss how the profile of the
archival collections have been raised through New York State Archives
Documentary Heritage Programs grants, public presentations and
identifying “champions” within the college administration.

Break 10-10:15

Slot 1 10:15-11:45

Session # 1

Implementing, Modifying, and Teaching the Archivists' Toolkit

The AT and (Just) Me - A Lone Implementation of the Archivists'

Deena Schwimmer
Associate Archivist
Yeshiva University

Teaching Description and Processing Using the Archivists' Toolkit

Janet Bunde
Brademas Congressional Papers and Assistant University Archivist
New York University

Archivists' Toolkit Reference Module: Customizing Open Source Software
for the Community

Marisa Hudspeth
Digital Program Lead Archivist
Rockefeller Archive Center

Session # 2

The Joys and Challenges of teaching Sixteenth-Century English
Paleography to Undergraduates in a New York Public University

Dr. Vincent Carey
History Professor
SUNY College at Plattsburgh

Session # 3

Digitizing Local Newspapers: A Pilot Project- A Panel Discussion

Southeastern New York Library Resources Council

Helene Tieger,
College Archivist
Bard College Archives and Special Collections

11:45- 2:00 Lunch on own

Slot # 2 2-3:30

Session # 4

Digital Asset Management for Small Repositories

It works, but is it usable? Usability and DAMS"

Leala Abbott
Senior Analyst for Enterprise Content Management
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art User-Case Study

Einar Brendalen
Image Systems Analyst
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Moving a Cataloged Analog Collection to the Digital World: 1.3 million
pages in three years, The New York Philharmonic Archives’ Leon Levy

Barbara Haws
New York Philharmonic

Session # 5

How Do I Tell Your Story?”~ Practical “Why Dos” and “How Tos”

Gertrude B. Hutchinson
Foundation of New York State Nurses

Session # 6

Web 2.0 for small institutions

David Kay
Director of Archives / Digital Archivist
Little Airplane Productions

Break 3:30-3:45

Slot # 3 3:45-5:15

Session # 7

E-mail Management and Preservation

Not Lost in Space: Archiving Digital Correspondence

Nancy Adgent
Project Archivist
Rockefeller Archive Center

The Change in Culture and Implementation of E-mail Management Software
in the Agency
Peter Szwedo
Manager, Information Technology Services
NYS Office of Real Property Services

Leveraging Technology to Manage the Cost and Risk of Email Archives

Christine Midwood, Senior Product Manager (New York Region)
Sue Trombley, Director Consulting Services (New York Region)
Iron Mountain Digital

Session # 7

Untold New York City Stories: The Intersection of Local and Global in
Three Diverse Collections

It's a Small World After All: The Photo Morgue of the Daily Worker

Hillel Arnold
Project Archivist
Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on an International Stage: The First
Fifty Years

Rachel Chatalbash
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

New YorkStories in a Global Finance Collection

Celia Hartmann
Project Archivist, Brown Brothers Harriman Collection,
New-York Historical Society

Reception 5:30-7

Friday June 4th

8-9 Registration/Business Meetings for NYAC/ART

Slot # 4 9-10:30

Session # 8

Making Historical Records Accessible: The Local Government Example

Bringing Clarkstown Records to the Public via the Web

David Carlucci
Town Clerk/RMO
Town of Clarkstown

Genealogists Make Great Volunteers: the Rockland County Archives

Peter J. Scheibner:
Rockland County Archivist

A County Leads Cooperative Access to Historical Records: The
Westchester Example

Patty Dohrenwend
Westchester County Archives & Records Center

Session # 9

Maintaining a Green Archives

Advocating for Sustainability in Archives, Communities, and the
Profession: A Behavioral Approach

Kristen Yarmey-Tylutki
The University of Scranton

Going Green: Managing the Design and Construction of a LEED

David Golden
CliftonParkLibrary Board

Session # 10

Descriptive Metadata for Digital and Non-Bibliographic Materials:
Implications for Archives & Special Collections

When "Special" Means Unique: Cataloging Guidelines for Manuscripts and
Art and Cultural Objects

Elizabeth O’Keefe
Director of Collection Information Systems
The Morgan Library & Museum

Between a DACS and a Hard Place: Creating a New Metadata Standard for
Single Manuscripts

Margaret Nichols
Head, Special Materials Unit, Library Technical Services

FRBR and RDA: What's in it for Archives and Special Collections

Rick Block
Head, Special Collections Metadata and Cataloging

Jennifer Palmisano
Associate Director of Library Systems
Center for Jewish History

Break 10:30-10:45

Slot # 5 10:45- 12:15

Session # 11

Using Open Source Software

Open Source Options for Archivists

Bonnie Weddle
Electronic Records Archivist
New York State Archives

Open source in the archive: real world experiences

Seth Kauffman

Opening Open Source

Rick R. Cobello
Director, Information Technology
Schenectady County

Session # 12

Safely Navigating the World of Orphan Works

Dr. Philip B. Eppard, PhD, SAA Fellow
Professor, Department of Information Studies
University at Albany, SUNY


12:30 -2:00 Luncheon

From Yasgur’s Farm to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts : Documenting
the Evolution of the Woodstock Nation, 1969-2010.

Internship - Jewish Museum of Maryland

The Jewish Museum of Maryland seeks a qualified graduate intern to
assist in the processing of the Baltimore Hebrew University Archive
Interested students should be working toward a degree in archival
science, library science or history with an archives concentration.
Equivalent experience outside an academic environment may be
substituted. Previous museum or library experience is not required, but
candidates must have experience or academic knowledge of archival

The internship is full time for 10 weeks, or its equivalent, with a
$1500 stipend. This internship can also be used for academic credit.
Free parking is provided. Housing is not provided.

Please send a cover letter, resume, availability and list of three
references to Ms. Jennifer Vess, Acting Archivist, Jewish Museum of
Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore MD 21202 or to Please include "BHU Archives Intern" in your
subject line. Deadline Extended to April 23, 2010.

Jennifer Vess

Acting Archivist, Curatorial Assistant

Jewish Museum of Maryland

15 Lloyd Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

410-732-6400 x213

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Fellowship - Research in the History of Medicine and Allied Fields

A printable flyer of this announcement, with additional details, is
available at:

2010-2011 Charles Donald O'Malley Short-Term Research Fellowships For
Research in the History of Medicine and Allied Fields at UCLA

The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and History & Special
Collections for the Sciences, in the UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical
Library, are pleased to announce the availability of the 2010-2011
Charles Donald O'Malley Short-Term Research Fellowships

(Adobe PDF document) to further investigation into the history of
medical thought and healing practice and art from the earliest times to
the recent past. Two fellowships will be awarded, each of which carries
a grant of up to $1500 to defray travel and residence costs for research
conducted at UCLA special collections libraries between July 1, 2010 and
June 30, 2011.

U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a legal right to work in the
United States who are engaged in graduate level, post-doctoral, or
independent research are invited to apply. The fellowships are available
to graduate students and independent scholars primarily interested in
using History & Special Collections for the Sciences, the UCLA Library
Special Collections unit located in the Biomedical Library. Other
special collections on the UCLA campus also may be used, including the
William Andrews Clark Library, Charles E. Young Research Library
Department of Special Collections, and University Archives.

The award commemorates the work of Charles D. O'Malley, Ph.D. (1907-70),
the Vesalian scholar and first full-time chair of the Department of
Medical History at UCLA. O'Malley pioneered the study of the history of
medicine at UCLA and facilitated its growth.

Applications must be received on or before May 15, 2010.

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Russell A. Johnson
(310) 825-6940

CFP - Handheld Librarian 3 Online Conference

Handheld Librarian 3 Online Conference: Call for Program Proposals!

Alliance Library System and LearningTimes invite librarians, library staff,
vendors, graduate students, and developers to submit program proposals related
to the topic of mobile library services for the online Handheld Librarian 3
conference to be held July 28-29, 2010.

Proposals are due May 15, 2010. Go to to make a


The Handheld Librarian 3 conference will feature interactive, live online
sessions and links to recorded events following the conference. We are
interested in a broad range of submissions that highlight current, evolving and
future issues in mobile library services. These include but are not limited to
the following program tracks:

· Mobile apps

· eBooks and portable eReading

· Social aspects of the mobile revolution

· Training patrons and staff

· Reference services

· Hardware

· Other facets of mobile libraries

Proposal Submissions:

This conference accepts proposals for presentations delivered in two online

1. A full-length 45-minute presentation (individual presenters or panel

2. A lightning round 10-minute presentation

Submit your proposal by completing the webform ( by May
15, 2010.
You will be notified by June 15, 2010 if your proposal has been accepted.

Presenters Are Expected To:

· Conduct your session using Adobe Connect (computer, Internet, mic

· Provide a digital photo of yourself for the conference website by June
30, 2010

· Respond to questions from attendees

· Attend an online 30-60 minute training on Adobe Connect prior to the

Thank you for considering submitting a proposal. If you have questions, please

· Lori Bell, Alliance Library System,

· John Walber, LearningTimes,

· Tom Peters, TAP Information Services,

Proposals are due May 15, 2010. Go to to make a

Lori Bell
Director of Innovation
Alliance Library System
600 High Point Lane
East Peoria, IL 61611
(309)694-9200 ext. 2128
skype: lbell927
"Virtual Worlds, Real Libraries"

Conference - Teens and Technology

Teens and Technology

Alliance Library System and TAP Information Services are pleased to announce the third in a dynamic monthly series of online workshops librarians can enjoy right at their desktops on hot topics. The latest conference on Teens and Technology is scheduled for Tuesday, April 13. Kelly Czarnecki from the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County is the keynote speaker. She will talk about “A Great Fit: Teens, Technology and Libraries!” Kelly’s talk will take a look at how libraries throughout the country are engaging teens with technology and why. Then she will address ways (low budget!) that libraries can integrate more technology programs and services for teens in their library and community and convince their administrators along the way.

· Other speakers for this inspiring day-long conference include:

· Dodie Ownes, Editor of SLJTeen on “Teens and Technology”
Marianne Mancusi, Author of Gamer Girl
Beth Gallaway, Trainer/Consultant on “Jumping on the Gaming Bandwagon: Advocacy, Best Practices and Current Trends”
· Angie Green, Alliance Library System, “Digital Literacy”
· Cynthia Hart, Virginia Beach Public Library, “Geeking Out @ the Library”
· Beth Gallaway, “Web 2.wh0a: Trendy Tech to Use with Teens”

A full informational flyer can be found at
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 - Information Standards Quarterly

The National Information Standards Organization’s magazine, Information Standards Quarterly (ISQ), will be focusing on preservation, particularly digital preservation in its spring issue. We are seeking contributions for 1-2 page articles regarding real-life experiences with respect to file formats for preservation. This could include evaluating and selecting formats for longevity, standards used, policies and strategies, conversion/normalization, submission vs. dissemination formats, migration to ensure sustainability, or issues encountered.

Interested parties in submitting a contribution should contact Cynthia Hodgson, ISQ Managing Editor, at with a brief description of the proposed article. Manuscripts are needed by April 19, 2010.

About ISQ

Information Standards Quarterly (ISQ) is NISO’s print and electronic magazine for communicating standards-based technology and best practices in library, publishing, and information technology, particularly where these three areas overlap. ISQ reports on the progress of active developments and also on implementations, case studies, and best practices that show potentially replicable efforts. ISQ is distributed free of charge to all NISO voting and Library Standards Alliance members and to subscribers. It will also be available shortly (including back issues from 2009) in EBSCO’s electronic journals database.

Cynthia Hodgson

ISQ Managing Editor

National Information Standards Organization


Phone: 301-654-2512

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Internship - Still National Osteopathic Museum

Position Title: Collections Intern
Job Category: Internship
Employer Name: Still National Osteopathic Museum
Salary Range: Unpaid
Street Address: 800 West Jefferson Street
City, State, Country: Kirksville, Missouri
Postal Code: 63501 [Map It!]
Contact Name: Debra Loguda-Summers
Contact E-Mail Address:
Contact Phone Number:
Contact Fax Number:
Contact Website: A.T. Still University - Still National Osteopathic Museum
Deadline to Apply: April 15, 2010

Position Description/Responsiblities:
The Still National Osteopathic Museum, Kirksville, MO is currently offering an unpaid internship to assist with collections management during the summer of 2010. The intern will be a part of the ongoing Museums for America grant awarded to the museum in the fall of 2009. As the only museum dedicated to the history of osteopathic medicine, the Still National Osteopathic Museum collects artifacts that trace the history of the osteopathic profession throughout the world and preserves these unique resources for present and future visitors and researchers.

Specific responsibilities include:
Photograph and scan the collection
Assist with entering catalog information into PastPerfect
Maintenance and documentation of the collection
Pack and relocate the collection
Other collections management issues, as needed

Desired Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications:

Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in history, museum studies, preservation, library sciences or related field. Knowledge of PastPerfect a plus.

A minimum of 25 hours per week is expected. Approximate dates are June 1, 2010 to August 1, 2010. Please submit cover letter and resume no later than April 15 to Debra Loguda-Summers, curator, at, or Still National Osteopathic Museum, 800 W. Jefferson, Kirksville, MO 63501.

Source: Still National Osteopathic Museum

Internship - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


Archives Internships Available

Library and Archives

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

2809 Woodland Ave

Cleveland, Ohio


The Archives Intern will assist Library and Archives staff with archival
processing and preservation work, such as arranging and describing
archival collections, entering data into an archival content management
system, and performing basic conservation work on document-based
collections. The Archives Intern must schedule their work Monday through
Friday during regular business hours. The Archives Intern will work
under the supervision and guidance of the Rock Hall's archivists. No
stipend will be provided.

Who Should Apply

Graduate students in archives, museum, library, history, popular
culture, and music programs. Recent graduates from these programs will
also be considered.

How to Apply

Interested students should send a resume (including full contact
information and e-mail address), a one-page letter describing what they
hope to bring to the practicum and gain from the experience, and a
letter of recommendation (may be sent separately) to Jennie Thomas at by April 5, 2010. Applicants must be able to pass a
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum background investigation.

For information about volunteer opportunities also available at the
Library and Archives, please visit To find
out more about the Library and Archives, please visit

Internship - National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

SUMMER 2010: Reference Internship at the National Anthropological
Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Title: Reference Services Intern

Description: The Reference Services Intern will assist the Reference
Archivist with research questions, scheduling reference appointments,
creating a system to track reference requests, blogging about the
collection, and maintaining the reading room. As an integral part of
the Reading Room, the Intern’s duties will include assisting patrons,
retrieving boxes, interpreting catalog records and finding aids, and
providing instruction on how to properly handle archival material.

Who Should Apply: Graduate students in archives, museum, library,
history, and anthropology programs. Recent graduates from these
programs will also be considered.

Stipend Provided: Yes

Dates: June 21 to July 30 approximately 35 hours a week

Location: National Anthropological Archives, Museum Support Center
(MSC), 4220 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, MD. The MSC is a 10 minute walk from the
Suitland Station on the Green Line, or accessible via free shuttle
from the National Mall.

How to apply: Interested students should send a resume and cover
letter to Leanda Gahegan at by April 12, 2010. Please
include relevant research interests and/or projects in your cover

About the National Anthropological Archives: The National
Anthropological Archives collects and preserves historical and
contemporary anthropological materials that document the world's
cultures and the history of anthropology. It’s collections represent
the four fields of anthropology – ethnology, linguistics, archaeology,
and physical anthropology – and include manuscripts, field notes,
correspondence, photographs, maps, sound recordings, film and video
created by Smithsonian anthropologists and other preeminent scholars.

About the Smithsonian Institution Summer Institute in Museum
Anthropology: SIMA is an intensive four-week training program that
teaches graduate students how to use museum collections in research,
incorporating Smithsonian collections as an integral part of their
anthropological training.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email Leanda
Gahegan at Thank you.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Workshop - Working Properties of Paper and Adhesives

Working Properties of Paper and Adhesives
ICA Conservation Center, 2915 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113
June 12, 2010 10AM-3:30PM (including lab tour and lunch break)

ICA paper conservator Jamye Jamison will offer a practicum on the working properties of papers and adhesives. Approximately one hour will focus on paper properties (general types, fillers and treatments to change properties, grain, thickness, and tensile strength) and paper tips and tricks (tools, determining grain direction, folding, tearing, cutting, and drying). The second hour will address the characteristics of both natural and synthetic adhesives as well as adhesive tips and tricks (choosing an adhesive, getting the right mix, choosing a brush, application, drying, and counter mounting). Participants are encouraged to bring a personal project to discuss after the lunch break. Following the discussion, there will be a tour of the ICA facility for interested participants.

This program has been designed for Art Books Cleveland; priority will be given to ABC members until May 1st after which registration will be opened to all. To register contact ICA’s Education Director Nicole Hayes at or 216-658-8700. (To become a member of ABC contact Bonné de Blas at Please sign up early. Due to space limitations and to ensure good discussion, the program will be limited to 15 people. Cost: $20 for ICA members, $25 for non-members.

Nicole M. Hayes

Director of Education and External Relations

Intermuseum Conservation Association

2915 Detroit Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44113

t: 216.658.8700 f: 216.658.8709

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Symposium - Future of Reading

Future of Reading Symposium
Rochester Institute of Technology
June 9 -12, 2010

A symposium with keynotes by
Margaret Atwood, award-winning author
Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief, "Wired" Magazine

Join us in Rochester, New York for provocative and challenging presentations by world-class authors and experts in writing systems, content creation, linguistics, vision and cognition, typography, and visual media that all seek to answer the question: "How will reading change?"

Register now! $295, includes meals.

Becky Simmons
RIT Archivist
RIT Archive Collections
The Wallace Center
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Internship - Association of American Medical Colleges

Below please find the announcement for our Summer Internship. If you
have any questions feel free to contact me. Thanks!

The Association of American Medical Colleges is looking for a full-time
summer intern in their archives for help with backlog materials and
reprocessing some institutional records series. A library
science/archives or history student is preferred. This 35 hour/week
internship pays $10/hour and the start and finish dates are flexible
(preferably May - August). The intern will work directly with a
certified archivist and other staff on the collection. Experience is
preferred but not necessary.

The Association of American Medical Colleges is a nonprofit association
of medical schools, teaching hospitals, and academic societies. We seek
to improve the nation's health by enhancing the effectiveness of
academic medicine. We are located in Washington, DC and readily
Metro-accessible. Learn more and/or apply via

Molly B. Alexander, MS, CA
Association of American Medical Colleges
2450 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Tel. (202)862-6261
Fax. (202)862-6136

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Award - LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award

The deadline for submission of manuscripts for the LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award has been extended to March 24, 2010. The award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program consists of $1,000, a certificate and publication in LITA’s refereed journal, Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL).

The purpose of the award is to recognize superior student writing and to enhance the professional development of students. The manuscript can be written on any aspect of libraries and information technology. Examples include digital libraries, metadata, authorization and authentication, electronic journals and electronic publishing, telecommunications, distributed systems and networks, computer security, intellectual property rights, technical standards, desktop applications, online catalogs and bibliographic systems, universal access to technology, library consortia and others.

At the time the unpublished manuscript is submitted, the applicant(s) must be enrolled in an ALA-accredited program in library and information studies at the masters or Ph.D. level.

To be eligible, applicants must follow the detailed guidelines and fill out the application form. Send the signed, completed forms by March 24, 2010, to Krista Clumpner, LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award Committee chair, Northern Michigan University, Lydia M. Olson Library, 1401 Presque Isle Ave., Marquette, MI 49855-5305. Submit the manuscript to Krista electronically at by March 24, 2010. The award will be presented at the LITA President’s Program during the 2010 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

Friday, March 12, 2010

CFP - “Bringing the Big Picture to Your Campus.”

VLACRL Call for Proposals

The Virginia chapter of ACRL (VLACRL) invites you to submit proposals for presentations at its second annual conference. This year’s theme is “Bringing the Big Picture to Your Campus.” The conference will be held as part of the Virginia Library Association 2010 Annual Conference, October 21-22, 2010 in Portsmouth,VA.

Want to add a peer-reviewed presentation to your CV? Looking to become more involved in the regional ACRL Chapter? Have a really cool idea you want to share with colleagues? We want to hear from you.
Proposals are due by 5:00 pm, April 2, 2010. Those chosen for the conference will be notified by April 24, 2010.

Proposals will be selected through a blind peer-review process. This year, presenters have the option of submitting proposals for either a 45-minute concurrent session presentation or a booth in our poster session. Proposals of both varieties will be judged based on their significance and applicability to academic librarianship, the quality and creativity of the work or research, and the potential to fill a gap in knowledge or to build on previous work. The work or research in the proposal may either be completed or in-progress.

Submit your proposals online at:

For more information, please contact Mark Lenker, VLACRL Conference Committee Chair or Maryke Barber, VLACRL Secretary (

CFP - Advances in Librarianship

Call for Book Chapters - Advances in Librarianship

Dr Anne Woodsworth has recently been appointed Editor of the book series Advances in Librarianship. The series has a long-standing reputation for in-depth reviews of major issues facing librarians and information professionals.

The first volume to be published under Dr Woodsworth’s editorship is Volume 32. Prospective authors are invited to submit manuscripts for consideration by 31 May 2010 for publication in December 2010. Author guidelines can be found at:

Prospective contributors with queries concerning potential suitability of topics, editor expectations, or additional requirements are invited to contact Dr Woodsworth directly by e-mail -

Kind regards,

Mary Miskin
Assistant Commissioning Editor
Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Switchboard +44 (0) 1274 777700
Direct Line +44 (0) 1274 785155
Fax +44 (0) 1274 785200



Library Student Journal (LSJ) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal. Library Student Journal seeks to publish the best student papers from Library and Information Science (LIS) students worldwide and to serve as a forum for discussion of LIS education and training, career paths and future trends. Submissions may cover a wide range of topics, but should always relate to and advance the discussion of LIS topics.. LSJ is now accepting manuscripts submitted to the following sections of the journal:

Peer-reviewed scholarly papers based on original research or literature surveys that advance the subject with original ideas. Articles explore the topic in greater depth than Essays and add original ideas to the existing literature.

Papers of an informational or personal nature. Essays are reviewed by the editors alone. An Essay is less formal in tone than an Article and may, among other things: share personal experience in the LIS field, give an overview of an LIS issue of interest, be a work of fiction, and/or be lighthearted or humorous.

Unsolicited reviews of books currently being used in an LIS course, recently published LIS books, or websites of interest to LIS students; also, solicited reviews of newly published and forthcoming LIS books. See the Reviewer Guidelines below for more details and see the volunteer page for information on applying to be a book reviewer.

Opinion pieces on a topic of current concern to the LIS field. Editorials may be solicited or unsolicited.

Please refer to the submission guidelines before submitting; improperly submitted manuscripts may be returned without consideration.

Miriam Sweeney
Editor in Chief
Library Student Journal

CFP - Journal of Library Metadata

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

CFP - Journal of Library Metadata

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

CFP: Advances in Librarianship (Emerald) Advances in Librarianship is seeking manuscripts to be included as chapters in volume 32, being issued in fa

CFP: Advances in Librarianship (Emerald)

Advances in Librarianship is seeking manuscripts to be included as chapters in volume 32,
being issued in fall, 2010 . There is no theme for the 2010 volume but contributions that would be welcomed include critical articles and surveys of specific aspects of the field of library
science and related subjects. These can be based on research in progress and/or on current
developments in various segments of the profession.

Chapters in the book series have won national awards and are frequently cited. It was
established in 1969 and is issued at annual intervals by the Emerald Group Publishing, Limited.

Anyone interested should contact the newly appointed Editor, Dr. Anne Woodsworth, at either or The deadline for submission of
manuscripts for this year’s volume is June, 2010.

In 2011, the theme of the book will be innovations and creative solutions to library and
information operations and services in financially challenging times. The deadline for
submitting manuscripts for this volume will be February or March, 2011. Brief proposals with an outline of the proposed chapter would be appreciated by September 2010.

Barbara A. Genco
Editor, Collection Management, Library Journal
ifla170 Prospect Park West #2R
Brooklyn, NY 11215
347.238.6384 Mobile

CFP: Teaching Information Ethics

CFP: Teaching Information Ethics

Call for Papers for Vol. 14 (02/2010)
Deadline for extended abstracts: June 15, 2010
Notification of acceptance to authors: July 15, 2010
Deadline for full articles: September 15, 2010
Deadline for revised articles: November 30, 2010
Publication: December 2010

As a field, information ethics is essentially cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural. Information ethics itself, as we understand it, "deals with ethical questions in the field of digital production and reproduction of phenomena and processes such as the exchange, combination and use of information." As such, disciplines as diverse as computer science to business to library science and communications, offer courses in information ethics at the higher education level.

Increasingly, too, it is common for information ethics to be taught to primary school students, as in Seoul, Korea´s "netiquette program." Teaching information ethics includes coverage of such topics as responsible use of computing, privacy, and intellectual property, among many others. This special issue is dedicated to exploring and expanding the knowledge base around formal practices, theories, and methods for teaching information ethics. We seek a wide range of submissions including papers focusing on such topics as teaching IE in higher education, particularly universities. Who is developing such courses, and from what perspectives? What sorts of philosophical frameworks provide the foundations for such courses? What is being taught and how? What specific issues and challenges arise from teaching IE in different cultures? How is moral reflection taught? Papers may present theoretical approaches to information ethics pedagogy, practical case studies of successful techniques and methods used in classrooms across the world and across educational levels, or other frameworks. We hope to have submissions which detail innovative approaches that can be employed in online or traditional classroom settings. A goal of this issue will be to develop a shared knowledge base and portal where course information and techniques can be shared for the betterment of IE pedagogy. Submissions should conform to the IRIE style sheet.

Guest Editors:Elizabeth A. Buchanan, Ph.D. Center for Information Policy ResearchSchool of Information StudiesUniversity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Email: Dennis OchollaDepartment of Library and Information ScienceUniversity of Zululand, South Africa Email:

Abstracts and SubmissionsPotential authors are requested to provide an extended abstract (max. 1,500 words) by June 15, 2010. Abstracts may be submitted in the native language of the author though an English translation of this abstract must be included if the chosen language is not English. IRIE will publish articles in English, French, German, Portuguese or Spanish. The author(s) of contributions in French, Portu-guese, or Spanish must nominate at least two potential peer reviewers. Abstracts will be evaluated by the guest editors. The authors will be informed of acceptance or rejection by July 15, 2010. Deadline for the final article (usually ca. 3,000 words or 20,000 characters including blanks) is September 15, 2010. All submissions will be subject to peer review. Therefore the acceptance of an extended abstract does not imply the publication of the final text by December, 2010, unless the article has passed the peer review and revisions (if required) have been included in the text by November 31, 2010. All submissions should be sent by email with ‘IRIE Submission’ in the header

CFP - Journal of Organisational Transformation and Social Change Special issue: Renewing libraries: organizational transformation for social Change

CFP: Journal of Organisational Transformation and Social Change Special issue: Renewing libraries: organizational transformation for social Change

CALL FOR PAPERS: Journal of Organisational Transformation and Social Change Special issue: Renewing libraries: organizational transformation for social change

Guest Editors: Simon Shurville & Helen Partridge

Contact: Helen Partridge Email: h.partridge at


Abstract submission: May 10 2010
Author notification: June 1 2010
Full articles due: September 1 2010
Authors Receive Reviews: November 1 2010
Final Articles: December 31 2010
Publication of special issue: Early 2011


First published in 1994 the Journal of Organisational Transformation and Social Change is an international peer reviewed scholarly journal. It is dedicated to exploring the developments in social and organisational structures. The journal encompasses the social sciences, including organisational and management science, management systems/operational research and cybernetics, social psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science, psychohistory, as well as economics, law, mathematics and matters relating to the information or knowledge society. It is read by academics working in the area of management, organisational behavior, social psychology, organisational anthropology, human resource development. It is relevant to business schools and university departments across the world, including Europe and the USA. It is also directed towards those who make policy and their advisors, and to managers. Further information on the journal can be found at,id=128/view,page=0


This special issue of the Journal of Organisational Transformation and Social Change will identify and share evidence of successful organisational transformations in which librarians and libraries have demonstrated themselves to be adaptable and responsive to the particular threats and opportunities presented by the new technologies and services of the mass digitized age while maintaining the core values of librarianship. Authors are invited to submit articles which address how libraries are transforming themselves to better serve the knowledge society. The following is a suggested list of topics:

* Adopting new business processes and technologies:
o Accommodating industrial dynamics for library products
o Digital rights management
o Federating mass digitization
o Ontologies and the semantic web
o Social networking and Web 2.0

* Developing librarians of the future:
o Adjusting to new workforce demographics
o Continuing professional development and work-based learning for librarians
o Developing collaborative capacity between librarians and other information management professions
o Executive education for librarians
o Globalized tertiary education for librarians
o Opening new pathways to professional status for librarians
o Transforming professional bodies
o Updating curricula and qualifications for librarians

* Management and organizational structures:
o Eliminating silos without sacrificing expertise
o Establishing federations, joint ventures and public/private partnerships
o E-transformation of library processes
o Leading multicultural and multidisciplinary teams
o Organizational learning
o Managing agility, change and innovation
o Strategic workforce planning

* Promoting digital literacy and social inclusion:
o Accommodating demographic change of library clients
o Digital archiving and preservation
o Educating the population in digital literacy
o Ensuring access to knowledge for those with disabilities
o Promoting immediate and equitable access to knowledge
o Supporting flexible and lifelong learning
o Sustaining communities of practice

* Renewing library infrastructure:
o Information architectures to facilitate federations and partnerships
o Integrating innovative physical and virtual spaces
o Joint libraries
o Remote access to library services
o Sustainable infrastructure
o Virtual libraries

* Supporting research:
o Federating search: political and technical issues
o Implementing institutional repositories
o Integrating digital and physical knowledge sources
Interdisciplinary approaches to documenting the transformation of libraries are strongly encouraged. Articles which integrate a selection of these topics will be especially welcome. Appropriate methodologies and traditions include action research, anthropology, change management, cybernetics, education, ethnomethodology, human resource management, innovation management, information management, information systems, knowledge management, organisational psychology, organisational theory, social psychology, strategic workforce management and technology management.


Prospective authors should submit a 500 word abstract which includes key words and references. These abstracts will be reviewed by the guest editors and successful authors will be notified by e-mail. The successful authors will be invited to submit their full articles of up to 6,000 words which adhere to the style guide from the publishers (available at All articles will be double-blind reviewed. The copyright of all material published will be vested with the journal.

Please submit abstracts to: h.partridge at

CFP- Public Libraries and Resilient Cities: Creating Sustainable and Equitable Places

Call for Papers: Public Libraries and Resilient Cities: Creating Sustainable and Equitable Places

Edited by Michael Dudley

Public libraries are at the forefront of a number of significant and pressing urban and environmental sustainability issues, and are evolving a leadership role in addressing these through sustainable urban design practices, contributions to economic regeneration and a commitment to social equity. From the economic renewal potential of library development projects, to the provision of public space in a privatizing world, to services for the homeless and crisis management during urban disasters, public libraries are a keystone public institution for any sustainable community. While there is a long tradition in the library literature arguing for the public library’s role in addressing urban social problems, the gravity of our contemporary social, environmental and economic crises constitutes a renewed and urgent imperative for such
an engagement.

The book Public Libraries and Resilient Cities will explore the vital role that public libraries can play in the promotion of ecologically, economically and socially sustainable communities in challenging times. It will introduce librarians and library administrators to key urban
planning concepts as well as current thinking on sustainability issues, and share success stories in urban resilience from library practitioners.

Ultimately, the book will outline how public libraries can contribute to “placemaking,” or the creation and nurturing of vital and unique communities that can provide intergenerational equity for their residents.

This project will be an ALA Editions release with expected publication in late 2011 or early 2012.
Paper themes/topics will include:

The Public Library and Socially Sustainable Communities
How public libraries have been dealing with unfolding social equity issues in economically trying times, and within the context of an increasingly diverse urban society e.g., homelessness, multicultural constituencies, ensuring free speech, serving the needs of inner city users, newcomers, urban Indigenous peoples, etc.

The Public Library and Ecologically Sustainable Communities
How the design, location, infrastructure, programming, collection, administration and procurement decisions made by public libraries can promote environmental sustainability, both internally and within the community.

The Public Library and Economically Sustainable Communities
The potential for public libraries to contribute to economic development, neighborhood revitalization and local economic resilience will be explored in this chapter. This will include consideration of both downtown library building development projects and ongoing
community-based activities in neighborhood branches.

The Public Library and Crisis
Extreme weather, energy depletion, and economic meltdowns are transforming -- or are threatening to transform -- our urban society. How have public libraries begun preparing? How should they respond in the future? What constraints will libraries face and how might these be

The Public Library and Placemaking
How can public libraries contribute to urban regeneration and the making of genuine, sustainable urban “places”? What are the current public engagement practices in library planning? How can public librarians contribute to addressing urban quality of life and environmental issues? How can librarians and city planners collaborate on addressing these issues?

I am seeking submissions between 1,500 – 2,500 words from librarians, library administrators, public administrators or city planners highlighting recent experiences / best practices / partnerships related to these issues in the public library context. Essays should be aimed at
practitioners and emphasize practical considerations and solutions, rather than theoretical explorations. Please submit a statement of interest or abstract by May 31st, 2010.

Final paper submission deadline: January 7th, 2011.

About the Editor

Michael Dudley is a Research Associate and Library Coordinator at the Institute of Urban Studies (IUS) at the University of Winnipeg. He has graduate degrees in both Library and Information Studies and City Planning and teaches urban sustainability courses at the University of Winnipeg and is an adjunct professor with the City Planning Department
at the University of Manitoba. Michael serves on the editorial boards of both Plan Canada and Progressive Planning magazines and is the book review editor for the Canadian Journal of Urban Research. He is a regular book reviewer for The Winnipeg Free Press and contributes
editorials for the urban planning website Planetizen ( and the IUS “CityStates” weblog (

Michael Dudley, MLIS, MCP, MCIP
Senior Research Associate and Library Coordinator
Institute of Urban Studies
103-520 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3C 0G2

ph: (204) 982-1145
fx: (204) 943-4695
email: m(dot)dudley(at)uwinnipeg(dot)ca

Grant - IMLS Calls for 2010 Native American Library Services Enhancement Grant Applications

IMLS Calls for 2010 Native American Library Services Enhancement Grant Applications

Application Deadline: May 3, 2010

Washington, DC-The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is
accepting applications for the 2010 Native American Library Services
Enhancement Grants program. Federally-recognized tribes and Alaska
Native villages and corporations may apply for these grants to improve
existing library services or implement new services, particularly as
they relate to the goals of the Library Services and Technology Act

In 2009, IMLS supported 208 tribes with the noncompetitive Native
American Library Services Basic Grants and an additional 17 tribes with
Enhancement Grants, for a total of $3.4 million. These tribes developed
a wide array of library-related projects, from providing new services to
outlying reservations communities and promoting healthy lifestyles
through new programs and materials, to creating pre-literacy programs
for preschool children, their parents, and caregivers. This year, IMLS
hopes to serve even more tribes with this important grant program.

IMLS has scheduled a webinar to give prospective applicants an
opportunity to ask IMLS staff questions pertaining to Native American
Library Services Enhancement Grant applications. This webinar will take
place on March 8, 2010, at 4:00 pm ET. Please visit the website for more
information closer to the webinar date.

Please contact Alison Freese, Senior Program Officer, at 202/653-4665 or with questions about this grant program.

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

CFP - The Association for Rural & Small Libraries and The Association of Bookmobile & Outreach Services

The Association for Rural & Small Libraries and The Association of Bookmobile & Outreach Services

Are you trying something new?
Have you found, created or modified a program, training tool or online space that has improved customer satisfaction, helped you stretch your funding or raised the level of service for your staff? Is your teen space, senior space, children's space, computer space or your space "space" filled to overflowing with new patrons because of something you instituted?
Is Library 2.0 a 100% success?
Is what you are doing something other libraries, bookmobiles or outreach services could also do?

Don't miss your chance to share your success story with other librarians from across the country!

The Association for Rural & Small Libraries
The Association of Bookmobile & Outreach Services
invite workshop submissions for their
2010 Joint Conference to be held in Denver, Colorado, October 14, 15 & 16.

The workshop proposals can be submitted using our online form found at this link -

All proposals will be reviewed by the ABOS/ARSL Conference Program Committee. Each program will be presented twice during the conference. Workshop Presenters will receive 1 complimentary conference registration per workshop title selected. (i.e. a team of three presenters working on 1 workshop will receive 1 complimentary registration).

The deadline for submitting this form is February 20, 2010. 24 programs will be selected by the committee and all presenters will be notified whether their workshop was selected or not by April 15, 2010.

We remind presenters that workshops that are practical, hands-on and how-to are preferred. This is not the proper venue for post-graduate dissertations or marketing products. Additional instructions are included on the form.

We look forward to your submissions and Good Luck,


Andrea Berstler
Branch Manager

Henrietta Hankin Branch
of the Chester County Library
215 Windgate Drive
Chester Springs, PA 19425
fax 610-321-1727

Board of Directors, Secretary - Association for Rural and Small Libraries
2010 Joint Conference Co-Chair

CFP - 7th Annual Georgia Conference on Information Literacy

7th Annual Georgia Conference on Information Literacy

7th Annual Georgia Conference on Information Literacy
October 1 - 2, 2010
Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, Georgia
Keynote Speaker: Esther Grassian, Information Literacy Librarian, UCLA College Library, Los Angeles, CA
Deadline for Proposals: April 15, 2010

Through online submission via the conference website:

W. Bede Mitchell, Ed.D.
Dean and University Librarian
Zach S. Henderson Library
Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 8074
Statesboro, GA 30460-8074
912/478-5115 (voice)
912/478-0093 (fax)

CFP - Code4Lib

The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ)
from Dolores' List of CFPs
Do you want to expand on your Code4Lib conference presentation in
written form? Did the recent Code4Lib conference give you ideas or
renewed enthusiasm for a project that you would like to share with the
Code4Lib Community. Why not submit a proposal to the Code4Lib journal?
The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share
information among those interested in the intersection of libraries,
technology, and the future.

The Code4Lib Journal is now accepting proposals for publication in its
10th issue. Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and
experiences. To be included in the 10th issue, which is scheduled for
publication in late June 2010, please submit articles, abstracts, or
proposals at or to by Friday, March 20, 2010. When
submitting, please include the title or subject of the proposal in the
subject line of the email message.

C4LJ encourages creativity and flexibility, and the editors welcome
submissions across a broad variety of topics that support the mission of
the journal. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

* Practical applications of library technology (both actual and
* Technology projects (failed, successful, or proposed), including how
they were done and challenges faced
* Case studies
* Best practices
* Reviews
* Comparisons of third party software or libraries
* Analyses of library metadata for use with technology
* Project management and communication within the library environment
* Assessment and user studies

C4LJ strives to promote professional communication by minimizing the
barriers to publication. While articles should be of a high quality,
they need not follow any formal structure. Writers should aim for the
middle ground between blog posts and articles in traditional refereed
journals. Where appropriate, we encourage authors to submit code
samples, algorithms, and pseudo-code. For more information, visit C4LJ's
Article Guidelines or browse articles from the first 8 issues published
on our website:

You want to share. Your colleagues want to hear about it. We're looking
for proposals. Go for it!


Edward M. Corrado
Coordinating Editor, Issue 10
Code4Lib Journal

Edward M. Corrado
Head of Library Technology

CFP - Music Reference Services Quarterly

Music Reference Services Quarterly
from Dolores' List of CFPs

Editors are inviting articles for Spring and Summer 2010 double issue of Music Reference Services Quarterly, the peer-reviewed journal published by Taylor & Francis. The articles should fall within the scope of music librarianship in any of the following categories:

· administration and management

· bibliographic instruction

· collection development

· digital audio delivery

· electronic resources

· facilities

· music librarianship education

· preservation of music materials

· reference services

· cataloging

· bibliographies involving printed music and audio-visual materials

The first draft deadline is April 15, 2010. Conference presentations and poster sessions that would be appropriate to expand as a journal article within the scope of Music Reference Services Quarterly are welcome.

No previously published, simultaneously submitted material will be considered. For additional information and a description of the review process, Music Reference Services Quarterly contributor guidelines may be found at:

All papers should be emailed to Ana Dubnjakovic ( and Michelle Hahn (

We look forward to hearing from you!

CFP - FREEdom to Teach: Expanding Perimeters

FREEdom to Teach: Expanding Perimeters (Atlanta Area Bibliographic Instruction Group )
from Dolores' List of CFPs

The Atlanta Area Bibliographic Instruction Group invites proposals for presentations and mini-sessions that will consider, extend, or otherwise address the program theme of FREEdom to Teach: Expanding Perimeters. There are two types of proposals to consider: presentations which are 45 minutes and mini-sessions which are 15 minutes. Subject ideas may include but are not limited to:

Library 2.0

Open source software

Online instruction methods

Communication models

Specialized instruction

Information literacy online

Online research skills

Locating new technologies

Demonstrating new technologies

Proposal Deadline: April 2, 2010 If you are have any questions about the proposal process, please contact: Cheryl Stiles, AABIG Program Chair 770-423-6003 Be on the lookout for more information about the conference - check out the AABIG website: Regards, Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, M.S.L.S. AABIG Vice President