Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Workshops - Lyrasis

New advancements in technical services tools, standards, and utilities are fast approaching.

Don’t miss this opportunity to interact with your technical services peers, at the LYRASIS Ideas and Insights Series event on January 20, 2011, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.

At this in-person, interactive, invaluable event, you will:

* Learn how North Carolina State University considered issues of training and workflow as they incorporated RDA as an early adopter.
* Hear how Des Moines Public Library handled the transition of their cataloging to SkyRiver.
* Exchange insights and ideas with other members facing rapid change in the cataloging and technical services environment.
* Learn how technical services staff at Cuyahoga County Public Library embraced new approaches in response to change.
* Leave with a great understanding of how new methods can be implemented to achieve your goals and ensure success.

Hurry, this is your last chance to register.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. We look forward to having you share your ideas and insights.


Educational Services Librarian


1438 West Peachtree Street NW

Suite 200

Atlanta, GA 30309

Toll Free: 1.800.999.8558

Fax: 404.892.7879


Award - Zora Neale Hurston Award

Please nominate yourself or a colleague for the Zora Neale Hurston Award. This award is given to a librarian who has demonstrated leadership in promoting African American literature through a project.
According to the official criteria, "project examples include, but are not limited to, a program, display, collection building efforts, a special readers’ advisory focus, or innovation in service. Candidates will also be evaluated on the extent
their projects promoted African American literature and highlighted its rich history and diversity."

The winner will receive $1,250 in funds to attend the ALA Annual Conference, tickets for the Literary Tastes Breakfast and FOLUSA Author tea, and a set of Zora Neale Hurston books from Harper Perennial.

For more information and the online form, please go to [ http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/rusa/awards/znh/index.cfm ]http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/rusa/awards/znh/index.cfm

The deadline for nominations is December 15, 2010.


Cynthia Crosser (Chair, Zora Neale Hurston Award)

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library,
Orono, ME 04469-5729
(207) 581-3612

Internship - Preservation

GRANT FUNDED, Temporary 12 week assignment
Gaylord Brothers Preservation Internship

Syracuse University Library is pleased to announce the Gaylord Brothers Preservation Internship. This grant funded internship is intended to give current graduate students and recent graduates of preservation/conservation programs the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge of care and treatment of library and archives materials in an academic library. Interns will learn about the overall functioning and organization of the Department of Preservation and Conservation and will undertake and complete a project based on their interests and skills, and the needs and capabilities of Syracuse University Library. The intern will also visit Gaylord Brothers to learn about the archival supply market and see how products are manufactured.

Qualifications The internship provides a $5,000 stipend (taxable) as well as support for attending the AIC Annual Conference. Gaylord will pay all required registration fees and reasonable expenses, including but not limited to hotel, transportation, and meals. In exchange for accepting this support to attend AIC, the intern will assist in staffing the Gaylord Booth at the conference during breaks.

For more information about the Department of Preservation and Conservation log onto:

Applicants must be able to demonstrate bookbinding and conservation skills with actual treatment examples and documentation before the anticipated start date of this internship. Models may be submitted in addition to the actual treatments.

The intern will offer one hands-on workshop of regional interest at Syracuse University Library.

At the end of the internship, the intern will submit a final article/report about their project that can be used in Library and Gaylord publicity.

To apply for the Gaylord Brothers Preservation Internship please submit the following items along with your online application: cover letter; current resume; contact information for two professional references (include address, phone number and e-mail address); statement of interest (include projects of interest and your long term professional goals); description of your program including requirements and course descriptions (indicating the classes you have completed).

Responsibilities Applicants should be current students or recent graduates of a program of library/archives preservation administration or conservation, art conservation with some experience in books and paper, or equivalent such as The North Bennet Street School.

Applicants must commit to 12 consecutive weeks of full-time employment as interns. Scheduling of the internship dates is flexible. The internship carries with it a stipend of $5000. 37.5 hours per week; flexible schedule; 12 week assignment .

To apply and view all other HR related details please go to:


Then click on Temporary Opportunities to view the formalities of the listing and to apply.

Applicants will need to provide proof of work eligibility in the US.

Please feel free to contact Peter Verheyen with any questions. Contact information is below.

We welcome your applications.

Peter D. Verheyen
Head of Preservation and Conservation
Syracuse University Library
Syracuse, NY 13244

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Internship - C. Elizabeth Boyd '33 Archives

The C. Elizabeth Boyd '33 Archives at Wilson College houses the history
of the College from its founding in 1869 to the present by collecting
materials created by students, faculty, administrative and departmental
staff. It serves as the official repository for the College's records,
including those that pertain to academic programs and courses of
instruction, academic departments and committees, and administrators and
administrative offices. Further, the Archives collects a wide range of
historical and biographical materials relating to alumni and other
individuals connected with the College, and those documenting the
history of the institution.

Interns in the C. Elizabeth Boyd '33 Archives will have the opportunity
for hands-on work with a variety of materials including correspondence,
newspapers, photographs, scrapbooks, textiles, and artifacts. Students
from all majors are encouraged to apply, especially those interested in
gaining experience in archives or public history.

Although internship projects will take into consideration the skills and
interests of each student, possible projects include:

* Processing and cataloguing of an archival collection including
the creation of finding aids and database entry.

* Exhibit research and design.

* Transcription of historic documents.

* Website development.

* Digitization of photographs and scrapbooks.

* Oral history-related research, interviews, and transcription.

Internships in the C. Elizabeth Boyd '33 Archives are available for the
fall and spring semesters and over the summer from May-July, either
part-time for 100-150 hours or full time for 350-400 hours. To apply,
please submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for two
references to Amy Lucadamo, Wilson College, 1015 Philadelphia Ave,
Chambersburg, PA 17201 or amy.lucadamo@wilson.edu.

Archives Class - free to seniors

The Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives
is pleased to offer AIS 330:
Management and Use of Archival Information completely online and available
via the Internet Winter Semester 2011 (January 10 through May 1, 2011). The
course is a basic introduction to archives and archival management for the
non-professional. The course will review the nature of information,
records, historical documentation, archival administration and practice, and
the role of archives in modern society. All that is needed to take the
course is a computer with high speed Internet access. For more information
about the course, please visit the web site at

Applicants over 62 years of age may register with free tuition. To register
as a non-degree student, please contact the Office of Admissions at
http://webb.nmu.edu/Admissions or call 906-227-2650. To apply as a
post-baccalaureate student, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies at
http://webb.nmu.edu/Colleges/GraduateStudies or call 906-227-2300. You may
also contact the instructor, Marcus C. Robyns, at mrobyns@nmu.edu or


Marcus C. Robyns, CA

Associate Professor / University Archivist

Northern Michigan University

Harden Learning Resources Center 126

1401 Presque Isle Ave.

Marquette, Michigan 49855


906-227-1333 (fax)


Visit the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives
at http://webb.nmu.edu/Archives/

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Fellowship - National Library of Medicine's fellowships

National Library of Medicine's fellowships

We know from the applications we receive that the majority of our applicants _first_ hear of the National Library of Medicine's fellowship opportunity from a library professor or colleague. Please do pass this information along to any interested student. I am happy to take calls or emails to talk with students about the program.

Fellowship Program:

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is accepting applications for its Associate Fellowship program, a one-year training program for recent MLS graduates and librarians early in their career.

In the first half of the year, a formal curriculum offers exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of NLM's web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of library operations.

The September through August program also offers professional development and an introduction to the wider world of health sciences librarianship that may include:

· Supported attendance at national professional conferences, often including the Medical Library Association's annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting and others

· Spring Practicum at a health sciences library in the contiguous United States

· Additional brown bags, seminars, field trips and learning opportunities available on the National Institutes of Health campus

· Opportunities to meet and interact with senior management at the National Library of Medicine

· Experienced preceptors from National Library of Medicine staff

· Potential to compete for a second year fellowship at a health sciences library in the United States

The Fellowship offers:

· A stipend equivalent to a U.S. Civil Service salary at the GS-9 level ($51,630 in 2010)

· Additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance

· Some relocation funding

· Assistance in finding housing

Who is eligible?

All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2011. Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply. Priority is given to U.S. citizens.

Applications and additional information are available on the Web at www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/. Application deadline is February 3, 2011. Between 4 and 7 fellows will be selected for the program.

Feel free to contact me for further information. I can be reached at 301-435-4083 or dunnk@mail.nih.gov.


Kathel Dunn, PhD

Associate Fellowship Coordinator

National Library of Medicine

Bldg 38, Rm 2N-19

8600 Rockville Pike

Bethesda, MD 20894




CFP - EDUCAUSE Southeast Regional Conference

EDUCAUSE Southeast Regional Conference 2011
Working Together to Manage Increased Complexity with Finite Resources

Join us at the Eleventh Annual EDUCAUSE Southeast Regional Conference, June 1-3, 2011, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Connect and learn with colleagues in your region.

* Connect with innovators and forward thinkers to learn about current and emerging best practices in higher education information services.
* Collaborate with others in positions similar to yours to exchange experiences and explore ways to tackle common challenges.
* Contribute your experience to help the common good of higher education through discussion sessions and networking opportunities.

Anyone can be highly successful when a task is well-defined and unlimited resources are available. However, it takes innovation, exemplary management skills, and a strong collaborative professional network to succeed as projects and services become more amorphous and/or complex and as resources diminish or disappear. This year's conference, "Working Together to Manage Increased Complexity with Finite Resources," will look at concrete ways you can "do more with less" by leveraging the benefits of networking, professional development, and applied understandings of cloud computing and other emerging trends and technologies.

The deadline for submissions is December 15.

For more information go to: http://net.educause.edu/serc11

CFP - International Conference on Knowledge Generation, Communication and Management

We invite you to submit a paper/abstract to The SPRING 5th International Conference on Knowledge Generation, Communication and Management: KGCM 2011 (www.2011iiisconferences.org/kgcma), to be held in Orlando, Florida, USA, on March 27th - 30th, 2011 ~ Orlando, Florida USA.

The deadlines for SPRING KGCM 2011 are the following (Check the web site for possible extensions or new set of deadlines):

Papers/Abstracts Submission and Invited Session Proposals: December 17th, 2010
Authors Notifications: February 7th, 2011
Camera-ready, full papers: February 22nd, 2011

Technical keynote speakers will be selected from early submissions because this selection requires an additional evaluation according to the quality of the paper, assessed by its reviewers, the authors' CV and the paper's topic.

Submissions for Face-to-Face or for Virtual Participation are both accepted. Both kinds of submissions will have the same reviewing process and the accepted papers will be included in the same proceedings.

All Submitted papers/abstracts will go through three reviewing processes: (1) double-blind (at least three reviewers), (2) non-blind, and (3) participative peer reviews. These three kinds of review will support the selection process of those papers/abstracts that will be accepted for their presentation at the conference, as well as those to be selected for their publication in JSCI Journal.

Pre-Conference and Post-conference Virtual sessions (via electronic forums) will be held for each session included in the conference program, so that sessions papers can be read before the conference, and authors presenting at the same session can interact during one week before and after the conference. Authors can also participate in peer-to-peer reviewing in virtual sessions.

Authors of accepted papers who registered in the conference can have access to the evaluations and possible feedback provided by the reviewers who recommended the acceptance of their papers/abstracts, so they can accordingly improve the final version of their papers. Non-registered authors will not have access to the reviews of their respective submissions.

Registration fees of an effective invited session organizer will be waived according to the policy described in the web page (click on 'Invited Session', then on 'Benefits for the Organizers of Invited Sessions'), where you can get information about the ten benefits for an invited session organizer. For Invited Sessions Proposals, please visit the conference web site, or directly to http://www.2011iiisconferences.org/kgcma/organizer.asp

Authors of the best 10%-20% of the papers presented at the conference (included those virtually presented) will be invited to adapt their papers for their publication in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics.

CFP - Ontologies-Driven Web Mining


Proposal Submission Deadline: December 5, 2010

c: Concepts and Techniques

A book edited by Hector Oscar Nigro and Sandra Elizabeth Gonzalez Císaro

Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina

The bulk of this manuscript is already complete, but we are seeking a few additional chapters. The book will be published by IGI Global in 2011.


Semantic Web mining is a rapidly advancing field, combining recent advances in Semantic Web and Web mining. Use of ontologies is important for Semantic Web technologies and methods, since knowledge produced by ontologies helps define the structure and scope for Web content mining and can be used to improve the process and the results of mining. Learning ontologies and/or their concepts is both challenging and necessary when creating scalable solutions for a wide range of Semantic Web technologies.

Recent applications which exploit the interactions between ontologies and Web mining are being developed for sentiment analysis, opinion mining, and affective computing; search engine optimization and Web positioning; and Web intelligence (WI), the interactions between advanced engineering, advanced information technology (IT), and artificial intelligence (AI).

Objective of the Book

This publication should describe state-of-the-art approaches, innovative theoretical supports, advanced and successful implementations, as well as the latest empirical research findings in ontologies-driven Web mining. The book will contain original academic or industrial work in the form of high quality, scientific papers. The key objective is to provide Web mining students, practitioners, professionals, professors, and researchers with an integral vision of the topic, specifically focusing on those areas that explore new methodologies or examine real case studies--all of them ontologies-based.

Target Audience

The target audience of this book will be composed of readers who wish to learn how to apply ontologies-driven Web mining to real world problems. The purpose is to show users how to go from theory and algorithms to real applications.

The book will present to students, practitioners, professionals, professors, and researchers basic concepts in data mining and Web mining. Information technology researchers and practitioners can increase their knowledge and skills with these new techniques. This book can be used as a library reference, upper-level course supplement, or for postgraduate courses.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

· Theoretical foundations of Web mining using an ontologies-based approach

· Ontologies in Web mining processes

· Ontology-based interpretation and validation of mined knowledge

· Intelligent assistants for Web mining with ontologies

· Interaction from ontologies to Web mining

· Knowledge grids and Web mining ontology

· Search engine optimization using ontologies

· Web positioning and inductive learning

· Opinion mining with ontologies

· Ontologies and Web intelligence (WI)

· Sentiment analysis

· Affective computing

· Ontologies and intelligent social networks

· Engineering knowledge, representation, planning, discovery, and data extraction for ontology-driving Web mining

· Real case studies which implement ontologies-based Web mining

For example, already accepted chapters discuss topics including ontologies in tourism, socially-constructed knowledge in Web optimization, and an application for identifying polarized Wikipedia articles.

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before December 5, 2010, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by December 20, 2010 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by February 15, 2011. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is scheduled for release in 2011.

Important Dates

We would like all items as soon as possible, and are willing to accelerate the schedule. But here's an example timeline:

December 5, 2010: Proposal Submission Deadline

December 20, 2010: Notification of Acceptance

February 15, 2011: Full Chapter Submission

March 30, 2011: Review Results Returned

April 30, 2011: Final Chapter Submission

May 28, 2011: Final Deadline

Editorial Advisory Board Members:

Marie-Aude Aufaure. Ecole Centrale Paris, France

Mario Cannataro. University "Magna Graecia" of Catanzaro, Italy

James Geller. New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

Vasant Honavar. Iowa State University, USA

Gian Piero Zarri. University Paris-Est., France

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) or by mail to:

Hector Oscar Nigro or Sandra Elizabeth González Císaro

INTIA- Department of Computer Sciences

Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Paraje Arroyo Seco. Campus Universitario. B7001BBO Tandil, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Phone: 54-2293- 439680

Fax: 54-2293- 439681

E-mail: dmontolo@exa.unicen.edu.ar, please write with copy sagonci@gmail.com

For further details please visit the book Web page: http://www.exa.unicen.edu.ar/dmontolo

CFP - subject editors

Resources for College Libraries seeks dynamic and discerning bibliographers to serve as subject editors for the following areas:

* African American Studies

* African History, Languages, and Literatures

* Environmental Studies

* European History

* Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Languages and Literatures

Resources for College Libraries (RCL) is a bibliography of selected works spanning the college curriculum and comprising a recommended core collection for all academic libraries. Available both in print and online at RCLweb (http://rclweb.net), RCL covers 61 curriculum-specific subjects and identifies approximately 70,000 titles most necessary for teaching undergraduates, including electronic resources essential for academic study. Subject editors are responsible for selecting and maintaining the most critical resources related to the undergraduate curriculum.

RCL subject editors oversee the continuous revision of a subject area, with particular responsibilities including:

* Regularly adding new titles to the subject area

* Maintaining and developing the subject taxonomy

* Reviewing and removing unessential titles from the subject area

* Managing, if necessary, bibliographers to aid in selection

* Remaining aware of current trends in teaching, research, and academic resources related to the subject area

RCL is revised regularly and has a variety of uses: it is consulted by colleges and faculty adapting to new curricula, by student researchers, by librarians for collection development purposes, and by accrediting agencies. As successor to Books for College Libraries, RCL is a collaborative project between the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Choice magazine editorial staff, knowledgeable subject editors recruited from teaching faculty and academic librarians, and R.R. Bowker.

RCL subject editors must balance in-depth subject knowledge with the mission of establishing a core collection for the liberal arts and sciences college library. To join RCL’s editorial roster, interested applicants should submit a CV/résumé, along with a brief description of qualifications related to managing a core collection in the discipline. If you are interested in this professional service opportunity or would like more information, please contact me at adoherty@ala-choice.org.


Anne Doherty

Anne Doherty
Project Editor, Resources for College Libraries
860.347.6933×140 / via collib-l

CFP - Workshop for Instruction in Library Use

Call for Proposals

Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU) 2011 – ‘Learning Under Living Skies’

June 1-3, 2011

Regina, Saskatchewan

The tri-institutional WILU Committee from the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST), the University of Regina, and the University of Saskatchewan invites you to submit proposals to be considered for presentation at WILU 2011. We are very pleased and excited to bring WILU to our province – for the first time ever!

This is also a special year because this will be the 40th annual WILU! Over the decades, it has grown to encompass all aspects of library instruction and the emerging role of librarians as educators. Please visit About WILU 2011 for more information.

The sky looms large over Saskatchewan. It is bold, active and constantly changing – just like learning in libraries. And, as we all know, learning can happen anywhere…the sky’s the limit…

Suggested Topics:

Learning Spaces. Tell us about where learning takes place.

Who Learns? Tell us about who learns from you.

Today’s Tools. Tell us about the tools you use.

Why Teach? Tell us what motivates you to educate others.

Session Types:

Session Presentation

45-minute sessions, preferably grounded in formal research or applied practice, which include a 35-minute presentation and 10-minute discussion or question period.

Lightning Strike Session (with a Display Poster)

5-minute “quick hit” presentations on any topic related to information literacy or library instruction. A poster must accompany the presentation to create a lightning strike display circuit for all attendees.

Hands-on Tools

45-minute or 90-minute computer lab sessions where participants can interact with various online or electronic tools. There are four 24-seat computer labs available for WILU 2011. Other smaller computer labs are available as needed.

Submission Information:

Please submit proposals by December 17, 2010 through the online PDF submission form (you may also submit your proposal directly by email following these instructions).

The primary contact on the proposal will be notified by the end of January 2011 as to whether or not the proposal has been accepted for presentation. Note: proposals will only be reviewed by the committee after all information regarding the presenter’s name and institution has been excluded.

Questions? Please contact the WILU Program Committee, WILU2011@uregina.ca

CFP - user research and technology

Library Hi Tech has issued a call for papers about “user research and technology”. The topic includes both user research about technology and technology for user research.

Those interested in submitting an article should send a brief proposal (200 words max) to lht.editorial.staff (at) googlemail.com. Library Hi Tech has an enduring interest in this topic. Articles submitted before 15 February 2011 will be considered for a special issue, which will focus on user research and technology.

Articles should be between 4000 and 8000 words. References should use the Harvard style. Please submit completed articles via the Scholar One online submission system.

Library Hi Tech is a peer-reviewed, ISI-indexed journal published by Emerald Group Publishing, Ltd.

Best wishes … Michael Seadle

Dean, Faculty of Arts I / Dekan, Philosophische Fakultät I
Professor & Director, Berlin School of Library and Information Science
(Institut für Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaft)
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Editor, Library Hi Tech

CFP - Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults

Call for Papers: Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults

The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults is an online open access peer reviewed journal (http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya) launching November 2010. The purpose of Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults is to enhance the development of theory, research, and practices to support young adult library services.

Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults promotes and publishes high quality original research concerning the informational and developmental needs of young adults; the management, implementation, and evaluation of library services for young adults; and other critical issues relevant to librarians who work with young adults. The journal also includes literary and cultural analysis of classic and contemporary writing for young adults.

Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults invites manuscripts based on original qualitative or quantitative research, an innovative conceptual framework, or a substantial literature review that opens new areas of inquiry and investigation. Case studies and works of literary analysis are also welcome. The journal recognizes the contributions other disciplines make to expanding and enriching theory, research and practice in young adult library services and encourages submissions from researchers and practitioners in all fields.

The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults uses the Chicago Manual of style endnotes. For complete author guidelines including examples citations, please visit the author guidelines website at, http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/yalsapubs/research/authorguidelines.cfm.

While submissions average 4,000 to 7,000 words, manuscripts of all lengths will be considered. Full color images, photos, and other media are all accepted.


Please contact editor Jessica Moyer at yalsaresearch@gmail.com or jessicaemilymoyer@gmail.com to discuss submissions and/or author guidelines. All completed manuscripts should be submitted as email attachments to Jessica Moyer at yalsaresearch@gmail.com or jessicaemilymoyer@gmail.com as email attachments. Please attach each figure or graphic as a separate file.

The first issue of the Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults will be available online at http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/ Monday November 1, 2010 and will feature the papers that will be presented at the 2010 YALSA Symposium on Young Adult Literature.

Manuscripts are currently being accepted for the Winter 2011 and Spring 2011 issues.

Webinars - 2011 Virtual Convergence

On behalf of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), I am thrilled to announce that registration is now open for our upcoming webinar series we’re calling the 2011 Virtual Convergence.

Throughout the day, from Jan. 18 through Jan. 21, we’ll be offering webinars on a variety of topics relevant to all types of libraries and library job functions.

It’s an opportunity to take a few hours at the start of the year to focus on you and the knowledge that will help you improve your job performance, enhance your library’s service delivery or take your career in a whole new direction—all from the convenience of your computer at a very reasonable price.

Registration for a single session starts at $40 for ASCLA members. Save $$ when you sign up for more than one session.

More information is available at the ASCLA website: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/ascla/asclaevents/virtualconvergence/virtualconverg.cfm

There’s also information at the ASCLA blog: http://ascla.ala.org/blog/2010/11/vc2011-regopen/

REGISTER NOW by going to this link, scrolling down to “Virtual Convergence” and clicking “Register” at right:


I’ve included a list of webinar titles below, but you can download a full schedule—titles, descriptions, dates and times—here:


Please share this information with colleagues and other distribution lists that might find it of interest. Thank you!


* “Grant Writing 101”
* “Presenting Topics to People who are Autistic, Deaf, Disabled, and Non-Disabled”
* “Teaching Ophelia: Assisting At-Risk Teenagers”
* “Why Reinvent the Wheel? Tools for Serving the Fast-growing Teen Population”
* “Knowledge Management: Process and Tools for Convergence”
* “Using Learning Objects to Enhance Distance Reference Services”
* “The Disability Experience in a Post- 2.0 World: Implications for Libraries”
* “Contract Librarianship: Concepts and Strategies”
* “Accessibilty 101: Assure That Your Library Is Welcoming & Usable for Persons With Disabilities”
* “A Copyright Policy Update on Access to Information for Persons with Print Disablities”
* “Public Computer Conundrums: Policy and Program Choices That Improve Patron Outcomes”
* “How to Build a Bridge: Connecting Different Types of Libraries”
* “Starting a New Library for At-risk Young Adults in a Digitally Divided Community”
* “Libraries and Information Access for Differently-able Patrons: What We Can Do to Ensure Equality”
* “Extending Our Reach: Using Extension Programs to Promote Statewide Resources.”
* “Attracting Latinos to the Library: It’s All About Relationships”
* “Conducting Successful Virtual Meetings”
* “Careers in Federal Libraries”
* “How to Find a Federal Job”
* “Managing Library Adult and Family Literacy Programs”
* “Resume Writing and Interviewing Techniques”
* “Saks Fifth Avenue Service on a Dollar General Budget”


Learn more about ASCLA at www.ala.org/ascla.

Save money on these and other professional development events by becoming an ASCLA member now at www.ala.org/membership, or by calling 1-800-545-2433.

CFP - Library Technology Conference

Library Technology Conference 2011
Call for Proposals

The Library Technology Conference 2011 planning committee invites you to submit proposals for presentations at the Lib Tech 2011 conference to be held on the campus of Macalester College in St. Paul, MN from March 16-17, 2011. To submit a proposal, please visit the conference website http://www.macalester.edu/libtechconference/ and click the “Call for Session Proposals” tab. Priority consideration will be given to proposals received by Friday, December 13th.


This popular and growing two-day conference is now in its fourth year. The conference includes keynote, concurrent, hands-on and poster sessions highlighting many of the technologies affecting how users interact with libraries, as well as how libraries are using technology to create new and better ways to manage existing resources. It’s a great opportunity for library staff and the technologists to discuss how changing technologies are affecting library services; to see examples of what libraries are doing with these technologies; and to allow participants to learn specific skills or knowledge that they can take back and adapt for use within their own library.


We are looking for a balance of sessions that will appeal to a broad library audience and provide a combination of “right now” solutions and “see the future” technology presentations. Projects can be already implemented or still in process. Long-term experiments that stretch the boundaries of how we work, or will work, in libraries, as well as “out of the box” solutions and ideas for libraries struggling to ‘keep up’ are welcome topics. What has worked for you? Why? What brought you to that solution? What benefits has it provided to your organization?


* Traditional Session – 60 minute lecture-style presentation highlighting a technology resource or service.
* Workshop Session – 90-120 minute session offering participants a hands-on experience working with a technology or learning details of a service. Be sure to tell us if there is a maximum number of participants you feel would be appropriate. Computer lab presentation spaces are available.
* Group / Panel Discussion – 90-minute group discussion involving a variety of presenters focusing on single topic or specific technology-based service or innovation; should also include an opportunity for audience discussion.
* Poster Session – posters and handouts describing and explaining a technology resource or service offered in a library.

If you have questions or if we can be of assistance as you prepare for your presentation proposal, please contact conference planners as libtechconference@macalester.edu

CFP - Conference of the American Association of School Librarians

The ALA/AASL Educators of Library Media Specialists Section (ELMSS) of the American Association of School Librarians invites submissions for papers to be reviewed through a blind, juried process. Selected papers will be presented at the 15th Annual Conference of the American Association of School Librarians to be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota from October 27-30, 2011.

Educational reform of instructional practice is on the cusp of restoring a balance between authentic teaching and assessment for accountability. The Common Core Standards movement and a new generation of assessments from the U.S. Department of Education will replace teaching to multiple choice tests that narrow curriculum content and constrain critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration. Papers that are selected position school libraries in the context of educational reform that addresses issues such as, but not limited to, emerging adolescent literacy (grades 4-12); digital literacy; differentiation and intervention to address individual learning needs; collaboration for teaching and learning; critical thinking, innovation, and creativity; and learning content and competencies through inquiry.

Papers should be original research that focuses on school library practice and related subjects, or school librarianship, and be within a 5,000 word limit using APA style. Research in progress that reports preliminary findings is accepted. Please submit papers in electronic form to Carol Gordon, carol.gordon@rutgers.edu. Deadline for submission is January 3,

2011 at 11:59 EST. Papers for presentations will be accepted and evaluated on an on-going basis until the deadline. Authors of the selected papers will be contacted on February 1, 2011.

CFP - Trends in Next Generation Discovery and Access

CALL FOR PAPERS: LIBRARY TRENDS, International Journal of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science Special Issue on Trends in Next Generation Discovery and Access

The library catalog, along with other traditional information retrieval tools, is in a state of flux. Contributing factors include changing codes, changing priorities, and changing expectations. In the past four years, many institutions have implemented radically new approaches to the traditional library catalog. Whether we call these Third Generation Catalogs, Next Generation Catalogs, or Next Next Generation Catalogs, these are most often characterized by the introduction of faceted search capabilities and reliance on social technologies like tagging that encourage user interaction and participation. This period marks a new phase of experimentation that has not been seen since the late 1970s and early 1980s when the OPAC burst upon the scene. Since the unveiling of the new catalog at North Carolina State University in 2006, impassioned exchanges have occurred throughout the grey literature of our field today, from blog posts to the NGC4LIB listserv.

To provide a more permanent record of the ideas driving these exchanges, the international journal Library Trends is planning a special issue, Trends in Next Generation Discovery and Access. This issue of Library Trends aims to investigate the historical background of the developments and innovations in the catalog, and to support articulation work that describes both the theory and practices that underlie Next Generation Discovery and Access. Some of these instantiations are traditional catalogs with new window dressing, but many institutions are rethinking fundamental technologies and practices. It is these experiments that will be highlighted by this issue. Proposals for articles may address a specific implementation or types of implementations; these articles may be written in a brief case study format. In addition, as benefits the aims of the journal, authors are encouraged to write more extended articles that interpret, contextualize and describe a relevant topic. Contributions on the history, theory and philosophy of developments in library catalogs are welcome.

Proposals of no more than 300 words to be sent by 30 December 2010 to

Dr. Kathryn La Barre (klabarre@illinois.edu) Assistant Professor Graduate School of Library and Information Science University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Decisions will be communicated to contributors no later than 15 January 2011.

Delivery date of manuscripts: December 1, 2011. Each article will be in the range of 5,000-8,000 words (Case studies may be more brief).

Articles will be published in Volume 60:4 (Spring 2012).

CFP - Peer reviewers

The editor of Internet Reference Services Quarterly seeks new members to serve as peer reviewers on the Editorial Board of IRSQ. Visit the journal’s website for a complete description of the journal.


Editorial responsibilities:

Critique the presentation, style, and quality of manuscripts

Provide candid and respectful comments

Encourage at least two author(s) to submit papers each year to the

Serve as a generalist and review all topics within the scope of IRSQ

Administrative responsibilities:

Provide a quick turn-around for reviews, usually 3 weeks

Review at least one manuscript per year. Many board members review two
or three.

Be responsive in email correspondence

Serve for three years

To apply, please submit the following to Brenda Reeb, Editor, at


1-3 writing samples

An essay of 200-500 words indicating why you want to serve and
describing your experience with Internet reference resources and

Application review begins December 6, 2010.

Brenda Reeb
Head, Business & Government Information Library
University of Rochester
PO Box 270055
Rochester, NY 14627
ph 585.275.8249
brenda.reeb@rochester.edu / via libref-l

CFP - Interlending and Document Supply Conference

The IFLA Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Standing Committee invites papers for the 12th Interlending and Document Supply Conference to be held 19 – 21 September 2011 in Chicago, USA.

The conference theme is “Resource Sharing in the Digital Age” and the following topics are of particular interest for papers:

- Resource sharing activities of all types, including: interlibrary loan,
cooperative collection development, cooperative reference, direct borrowing,
consortial programs, and shared licensing/purchasing of electronic resources

- International resource sharing concerns, such as: delivery methods,
payment options, interoperability of systems, computer standards
- Intellectual property rights in different countries or regions,
especially as they pertain to electronic resources
- Open source systems and their role in resource sharing
- Innovative approaches or trends in resource sharing in all types of
libraries or in any part of the world

*Proposals *

Proposals for papers should be sent to Rose Goodier at rose.goodier@manchester.ac.uk no later than 31 January 2011 and include the following details:

- Author(s) name, title, institution, and contact information
- Brief biographical sketch
- Title of paper
- Abstract (100 to 250 words)

The IFLA Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Standing Committee (hereafter, the SC) has sole responsibility for the final conference programme. All accepted papers must be:

- Presented at the conference in English by at least one of the authors
- Original contributions, i.e., not previously published or under review
for publication elsewhere
- Peer-reviewed by the SC and published in the full conference

*Deadlines *

31 January 2011 – Proposals due to SC
31 March 2011 – SC notifies authors whether proposal was accepted
31 July 2011 – Completed papers submitted by approved speakers

Please note that expenses of attending the conference, including travel, hotel, and conference registration fees will be the responsibility of the authors and at least one of the authors must attend the conference to present the paper.

Mary A. Hollerich
Lewis University Library
1 University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446
847-275-0666 (cell) / via libref-l

Fellowship - Increasing African American Diversity in Archives

Increasing African American Diversity in Archives:

The HistoryMakers Fellowship, Mentoring, Training and Placement Institute

2011 – 2012 Fellowship Application


The HistoryMakers is pleased to offer a year-long fellowship (June 6, 2011 through June 1, 2012) working in African American archives. This fellowship is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The purpose of this fellowship program is to provide training for African American archivists and other archivists interested in working with African American archival collections. The year will include a 3-month immersion training program at The HistoryMakers Chicago location (June 6 - August 26, 2011) and an on-site residency (September 6, 2011 – June 1, 2012) at one of the following host institutions:

§ Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, AL


§ Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA


§ Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture at College of Charleston, Charleston, SC


§ Franklin Library at Fisk University, Nashville, TN


§ The HistoryMakers, Chicago, IL


§ Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, MD


§ Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum, Culver City, CA


§ Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ



All applicants must:

§ Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

§ Hold a recent graduate degree in library science (MLS, MLIS, MIS, MS) from an ALA accredited school OR a graduate degree in other relevant fields, such as history or African American studies (current graduate students are encouraged to apply if their degrees will be completed prior to beginning the fellowship).

§ Have a demonstrated interest in archives administration and management. Applicants must have taken at least two courses related to archival information and practice or have demonstrated work/volunteer experience in archival repositories.

§ Have a demonstrated interest in African American history. This interest can be demonstrated through academic coursework, volunteer or work experience, and/or through a personal statement in application essay.


During the immersion training program, fellows will receive training in arrangement, description, preservation, reference, and outreach for collections of African American archival materials. Fellows will process collections and create EAD and EAC-CPF finding aids and will learn to appropriately utilize Library of Congress Subject Headings to provide access points to African American materials in print, video, and electronic resources. Fellows will attend lectures presented by African American scholars and representatives from other African American archival repositories. The purpose of these lectures is for fellows to gain a deeper understanding of African American history. Fellows will also take field trips to Chicago-area African American collections.

During the on-site residency period, fellows will utilize knowledge and skills gained during their immersion training to process African American collections. Fellows will be required to organize a public program/community outreach event (lecture, exhibit, etc.), and implement social media or other online resources while in residency at their host institution. They will also be expected to give presentations on their education and career choice to other students at the high school and undergraduate levels. Fellows will also be required to keep a journal of their experiences and progress throughout the fellowship. Fellows will prepare a poster presentation for the 2012 SAA Annual Conference and will also be strongly encouraged to submit papers for presentation at professional conferences such as ALA, SAA, MAC, New England Archivists, MARAC, Society of Southwest Archivists, etc.




Lodging arrangements during the training institute and during residency at host institution are the responsibility of the fellow. Applicants will be provided with information on local housing options upon acceptance to the program.


All applicants should submit the following:

§ Cover letter stating their interest in the internship and future career goals (please include an email address and a daytime telephone number). They should also rank their choice of host institution placement from 1 through 8 (one being the first choice). They must also explain their top three choices, and how their experience will best serve these repositories

§ Essay or written statement (2,000 words or less) addressing all of the following:

§ their interest in African American history and archival collections;

§ what they can contribute to the host repositories;

§ their experience with electronic media and social networking tools;

§ their view on the importance of increasing diversity in the archival profession;

§ what they hope to learn from the experience; and

§ the importance of this fellowship to their future career.

§ Resume or CV indicating their academic background, work experience, and volunteer service.

§ Undergraduate and graduate transcript, including a printout of classes in which they are currently enrolled, if applicable.

§ Three letters of recommendation.

Emily Martorano

2011-2012 Archive Fellowship Program

The HistoryMakers

1900 S. Michigan Ave

Chicago, IL 60616


No phone calls please.


Tuesday February 15, 2011

Internship - Baseball Hall of Fame

Preserving History. Honoring Excellence. Connecting Generations.

The Baseball Hall of Fame invites you to apply to participate in the Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development. Steele interns receive meaningful, hands-on training in numerous professional careers including research, photo archives, information systems, exhibit design, membership, marketing, education, archives and collections management, recorded media, development, special events, programs and events, multi-media, publications, and public relations. In addition, interns learn and work in the company of baseball’s best-known personalities during the annual Hall of Fame Weekend and Induction Ceremony, held in Cooperstown each summer.

To be considered for the Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development, students must have completed at least their sophomore year and be enrolled in a bachelor's or master's degree program at a college or university during the internship, or have just graduated in May. All Steele interns receive a bi-weekly stipend during the ten weeks of the program and access to affordable student housing. If fulfilling an academic requirement, college credit may also be awarded.

Applications for the Steele Internship Program must be completed on-line at:


In order to complete an application, the candidate must attach a cover letter and resume to the online application. Only complete applications will be reviewed for acceptance into the program.

All applications must be received electronically by January 31st.

The Frank & Peggy Steele Internship Program welcomes applicants for the Ozzie Smith Diversity Scholarship. Students of ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds pursuing a four year bachelor’s or master’s degree are eligible for a scholarship. Complete scholarships are awarded following acceptance into Frank & Peggy Steele Internship Program. If interested, please attach a one-page statement of interest with your cover letter and resume.

Please contact education@baseballhalloffame.org with any questions.

CFP - Librarians as Mentors in Librarianship for Adults and Students

Seeking Submissions from Practicing Librarians

Librarians as Mentors in Librarianship for Adults and Students

Book Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc.

Co-editor: Carol Smallwood, MLS
Writing and Publishing: The Librarian's Handbook, American Library Association 2010 http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=2646

Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook, American Library Association, 2010 http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=2774

Thinking Outside the Book: Essays for Innovative Librarians, McFarland, 2008

Co-editor: Rebecca Tolley-Stokes is an Associate Professor and Faculty Outreach Librarian at East Tennessee State University. She co-edited Generation X Perspectives on Librarianship (McFarland, 2011) and contributed to Biographical Dictionary of Literary Influences: The Twentieth Century, and Women in Higher Education: An Encyclopedia. She is the book review editor of Tennessee Libraries and earned her MLIS from University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Chapters sought for an anthology by practicing academic, public, school, special librarians sharing their librarianship know-how by mentoring adults or students preparing to become librarians: personal, one-on-one contact to further librarianship. Concise, how-to chapters using bullets, headings, based on experience to help colleagues further the profession-no sidebars, please. Those accepted will receive a complimentary copy, discounts on additional copies.

No previously published, simultaneously submitted material, no co-authors; 3,000-4,500 words.

Possible topics: mentoring adults with/without a library degree; mentoring grade school, high school, undergrad, grad, doctoral students; mentoring long distance; lesson plans; technology tools; networking; classroom teaching; career workshops and conferences; time investment; job marketing; academic.

To receive a Go Ahead, please e-mail 4 topics each described in 2-3 sentences by December 30, 2010 and a 75-90 word bio with: your name, library of employment, city/state location, employment title, where you got your degree, awards, publications, and career highlights. You will be contacted which of your topics are not duplications, inviting you to e-mail your submission. Please place MENTORS/your name on the subject line: smallwood@tm.net

Friday, November 19, 2010

CFP - Indian Archivists

SIA Extends Deadline for Annual Meeting Presentation Proposals

Extended Deadline for Presentation Proposals
Society of Indiana Archivists
Annual Meeting 2011

We cordially invite you to share your archives knowledge and experience at the upcoming SIA Annual Meeting, to be held at the Indiana Historical Society in Indianapolis on Saturday, April 2, 2011.

Sessions last approximately 50 minutes. They may be presented by individual speakers, co-speakers, or panels. Sessions may cover basic archival principals and problems archivists face every day, or specific issues where archivists need extra guidance. Sessions should be informative, inspiring, create discussion, focus on the practical applications of the topic, and maybe even be fun!

We are not limiting session ideas for this meeting. They may be lecture-based, hands-on, panel discussions, or other formats. We will accept any topics for review. A few topics suggested by the general membership to be covered in future meetings you may consider include:

Grant writing
Legal form development
Research and usage fees/policies
Educational programming
Public relations/outreach
Digital media transfer and storage
Photograph/Film handling and care

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please email the Annual Meeting Committee via Jackie Shalberg, SIA Vice President, at jackies@modelaircraft.org with the following information:

- A session title
- A brief description of the proposed session
- Your name and contact information (valid mailing address, telephone number, preferred email address)
- The names of other persons presenting with you (if applicable)

Deadline Extended!!! Please submit proposals by Wednesday, December 1, 2010. Proposals will be reviewed by the Annual Meeting Committee. Submitters will be notified by Monday, December 6, 2010 if their presentation has been accepted. If you are chosen as a speaker, your registration fee to the Annual Meeting will be waived. Please note: You do not need be an SIA member to submit a proposal.

We look forward to reading your proposals!

Internship - Smithsonian

Internships at the Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, offers a full time, ten week, archival internship opportunity for graduate students each summer. The internship stipend is $5,000. Housing, benefits and transportation are not provided.

The internship will:

Enable new professionals to understand, identify, and manage the historical records of American invention and innovation;

Expose interns to the Museum's rich historical collections in the history of technology and twentieth century material culture;

Provide hands-on experience with archival collections that document invention and innovation;

Create finding aids to collections documenting invention and innovation;

Engage interns in discussion of archival issues and practices and provide a wide range of professional experiences within the Museum.

Internships are located in the Museum's Archives Center, a manuscripts and special collections repository with more than 20,000 feet of holdings in a wide range of subject areas and a full time staff of nine. Interns must be enrolled in a graduate degree program and have completed graduate course work in archival, library, or information management, and/or graduate course work in American history, American Studies, Museum Studies, Public History, or another area that relates to the history of invention and innovation in American society. Recent graduates may also apply.

Applicants must apply through the Smithsonian online application system.

Complete applications must include the following:

* Internship Program application form
* Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)
* Cover letter
* Essay
* Two letters of reference

Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult the FAQ when completing this application.

The application process for the 2010 Lemelson Center Archival Internship Program is closed. All applicant packages have been reviewed and one strong candidate was selected. Competition for the program was rigorous.

All materials must be submitted to the online application system by 14 February 2011 for consideration. Offers will be made by 4 April 2011. Internships begin on or after 6 June 2011.

For further information, consult the FAQ or contact:
Alison L. Oswald, Archivist
National Museum of American History
Smithsonian Institution
Archives Center, Room 1100, MRC 601
P.O. Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Phone (202) 633-3726
Fax (202) 786-2453
Email oswalda@si.edu

Internship - Smithsonian

Christopher B. Cope and Jamie J. Shaw Archival Internship, Summer 2011

The Archives Center is seeking a qualified graduate student for one paid summer 2011 archival internship. Qualified candidates must be enrolled in a graduate degree program and have completed graduate course work in archival, library, or information management, and/or graduate course work in American history, American Studies, Museum Studies, Public History. Recent graduates may also apply.

Interns in the Archives Center will participate in a wide variety of projects under the direction of professional archival staff. Students will gain career-relevant archival experience in a Museum setting while contributing to the work of the Institution. The internship stipend is $5,000 and is subject to tax. Housing, benefits, and transportation are not provided. The Cope/Shaw Internship is open to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or national origin.

Internships are located in the Museum's Archives Center, a manuscripts and special collections repository with more than 1,200 collections in a wide range of subject areas and a full time staff of eight. See http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives/b-1.htm for more details. The internship experience is designed to assist the Archives Center staff in processing multi-formal collections.

Processing of multi-format archival collections: learn the basic principles of arrangement and description; preservation and re-housing techniques; and create finding aids in Archivists' Toolkit under the supervision of the Processing Team.


A commitment of 40 hours per week (Monday-Friday) for a 10 week period is required. United States citizenship is not required but nonresident aliens must apply for the appropriate U.S. visa if selected. Selected candidate should have basic computer skills; be proficient in English; have good handwriting, be flexible to changing situations; be reliable and responsible; be able to work independently as well as in a group environment; be able to accept supervision; be able to perform repetitive tasks; have good organizational skills; be detail oriented; and have the ability to lift a 40 lb box.


Applicants must apply through the Smithsonian online application system SOLAA. Applications submitted outside of SOLAA or after the deadline will not be accepted. All application materials will be made available to the Archives Center staff and its advisors. The Archives Center cannot arrange an internship project or award a stipend to all qualified candidates.

Complete applications in SOLAA must include the following:

Internship Program application form
Cover letter
An essay (no more than 3 pages single spaced) exploring how history is relevant today and why archival work is an important part of our society.
Graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)
Two letters of reference

All materials must be submitted to the online application system by February 14, 2010 for consideration. One offer will be made by April 4, 2011. The internship begins on or after June 6, 2011.

For further information contact:
Alison L. Oswald, Archivist
Archives Center Internship Coordinator
National Museum of American History
Smithsonian Institution
Archives Center, Room 1100, MRC 601
P.O. Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Phone (202) 633-3726
Fax (202) 786-2453
Email oswalda@si.edu

CFP - Preserving our Cultural Heritage

*Preserving our Cultural Heritage*

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

* *

March 5-6, 2011

Bloomington, Indiana

Indiana University’s student chapter of the Society of American Archivists
is proud to announce our third conference for students and beginning
professionals, to be held on Saturday March 5-Sunday March 6, 2011 at
Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.

If you are a graduate student in a library science, archives, or rare books
program or have entered the profession within the previous three years, we
invite you to submit your papers on topics related to archives, rare books,
or special collections for presentation at the conference. The conference
theme of “Preserving our Cultural Heritage” can be interpreted broadly; we
welcome papers on diverse topics within the field. In addition to paper
sessions, the two-day conference will include a workshop and tours of
Indiana University special collections and repositories.

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

To be considered as a presenter, please submit your paper (or, if your paper
is not yet complete, an abstract of 150 to 200 words and a working title) to
iusaaconference@gmail.com by *Friday, December 3, 2010*. Along with your paper
or abstract, please include your name, email address, institutional
affiliation, and any audio/visual needs you may have.

The papers will be discussed and voted on in a blind judging process and you
will receive an acceptance or rejection by the end of December. If you have
only submitted an abstract, your acceptance will be conditional. You will be
required to submit the completed paper by mid-February to have your
acceptance finalized.

If your paper is accepted, you will be sent a more detailed registration
form. At that time, you will also be asked to submit a registration fee of
$30 to cover the meals provided during the conference. More details about
meals, accommodations available in Bloomington, and other logistics will
also be provided at this time. For more information on our previous
conference, please visit
and feel free to send any questions you may have to
iusaaconference@gmail.com. For updates on the conference, please visit

We look forward to receiving your submissions!


The Conference Committee

Fellowship - Kentucky Historical Society

KHS Scholarly Research Fellowships

The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) scholarly research-fellowship
program encourages and promotes advanced study and research on all aspects
of Kentucky history. Through these short-term fellowships, researchers
conduct serious scholarly research in KHS collections that advances
historical knowledge about the commonwealth. Fellowships support visits to
KHS by assisting researchers of any nationality with travel and living
expenses while using the KHS research collections. KHS awards
approximately ten scholarly research fellowships annually. Awards
typically range from $375 to $1,500. Applications will be judged on the
merits of the proposed research and the extent to which the judges believe
that research can be advanced through use of collections at KHS.

Applications due March 31, 2011

Check our Web site http://history.ky.gov/ for more details by clicking on
the learn link on the home page and then the research fellowships link.

R. Darrell Meadows
Director, Division of Research
Kentucky Historical Society
100 W. Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-1792
Email: darrell.meadows@ky.gov

CFP - ibrary & Information Service in Distance Learning

The Journal of Library & Information Service in Distance Learning, a peer-reviewed journal published by Routledge. The journal is devoted to the issues and concerns of librarians and information specialists involved with distance education and delivering library resources and services to this growing community of students.

For this special issue of the journal, we are seeking submissions of manuscripts on trends in online instruction.

If you are interested in submitting an article, send the manuscript directly to the Guest Editor, Bill Denny at denny_w@calu.edu by February 4, 2011. Inquiries and questions are welcome.

Please note: We accept manuscript submissions through the year. The deadline mentioned above is the date we need your manuscript for possible inclusion in our next published issue. Accepted and approved manuscripts received after this date have no guarantee of being included in the next published issue.

Instructions for authors are available at http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=journal&issn=1533-290X or can be emailed to you directly.


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

Free webinars - Sustainable Preservation Practices

Sustainable Preservation Practices Workshops and want follow-up information? Did you miss a workshop but still want to take advantage of the series? The schedule of project webinars is now available. This is a series of free on-line presentations, five regional and four topical, focused on the practical application of sustainable practices in collecting institutions. Designed for collections care and facilities staff, each webinar is 90 minutes long and requires only a computer and an internet connection. Our goal is to enable staff in cultural institutions to avoid risks to collections while they support sustainability efforts and pursue opportunities for energy cost reduction. Anyone can participate in any or all of the follow presentations:

December 15, 2010 Managing the Storage Environment in the South Central Region

February 16, 2011 Understand Your Climate Control System

March 9, 2011 Managing the Storage Environment in the Midwestern Region

March 23, 2011 Environmental Data Analysis – Tips and Tricks

April 13, 2011 Manage the Environment to Improve Preservation Quality

May 11, 2011 &n bsp;&nbs ; Managing the Storage Environment in the Southeastern Region

May 25, 2011 Sustainable Preservation Practices

June 15, 2011 Managing the Storage Environment in the Western Region

Each presentation is on a Wednesday, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern Standard Time. Visit www.ipisustainability.org to sign up or to learn more about the series. This series is organized and presented by the Image Permanence Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology, and funded by an Education & Training grant from the National Endowment

Thursday, November 18, 2010

CFP - Women in the Archives

Women in the Archives: Organizing Knowledge

April 15-16, 2011
Brown University

Papers are now being invited for Women in the Archives, a two-day conference
co-sponsored by the Women Writers Project and the Sarah Doyle Women's Center
at Brown University.

Women in the Archives explores the use of archival materials in the study of
women's writing, and the construction of disciplinary practices in archival
research and pedagogy. This year our theme is "Organizing Knowledge",
focusing on systems of knowledge representation in relation to different
kinds of archival practice. Papers might address themes such as the

* how do knowledge representation/management systems operate in the
archive, and how do they instantiate or intervene in the legibility of
archival materials?
* how can we read the gender politics of knowledge organization
systems in the archive?

* how do pedagogical practices shape our interaction with such
* what would it mean to read against the grain of archival systems of
* how does discipline shape our understanding and use of the archive?

The larger concerns of the Women in the Archives series as a whole include:

* pedagogy and interdisciplinary pedagogies
* issues of gender in the construction of archival spaces

* material modes of textuality across disciplines
* technologies of research and teaching, and the impact of digital
media on the archive
* new directions in archival research
* editing archival materials

This year, in addition to regular paper sessions, we are experimenting with
two new kinds of presentations:

1. A pecha-kucha-style session of short, fast-paced presentations that will
let participants present work in progress in a vivid and memorable form. The
session promises to be both entertaining and provocative.

2. Poster presentations, which will be mounted in the conference space for
attention during breaks

For more information about these formats please see

To submit a pecha-kucha proposal, please send a one-page statement which
--one question your research is trying to answer
--two people whose work stimulated your current project
--three people whose work you hope your project will influence
--four questions you think your project raises that you'd like to pose to
the audience
--the five most interesting sources you're consulting (archival or critical)
with a brief quote from each
--a brief paragraph in which you supply any other detail you think will be
helpful to us

To submit a paper or poster proposal, please send an abstract of not more
than 300 words.

Please send all proposals to WWP@brown.edu by January 15, 2011.