Sunday, May 22, 2011

CFP: Music Reference Services Quarterly

CFP: Music Reference Services Quarterly (MRSQ)

Music Reference Services Quarterly (MRSQ), a peer reviewed journal published by Taylor and Francis is seeking a new book review editor. Responsibilities include:
· maintaining awareness of current books in music
· identifying reviewers
· requesting books for review and assigning them to reviewers
· providing reviewing guidance to book reviewers
· processing and filing copyright transfer forms
· editing the book reviews
· submitting the edited reviews and copyright transfer forms to Taylor & Francis
· final book review proofreading
The book review editor reports to the co-editors of Music Reference Services Quarterly. While the applicant pool is not limited to librarians currently working in music libraries, music background is required. Some editorial experience is desirable but not required. MRSQ maintains a database of current book reviewers and the book editor has full support of the editorial board members as well as the rest of the editorial team. Interested applicants should send a short letter of interest and a copy of their CV to editors: Ana Dubnjakovic ( and Michelle Hahn ( Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Ana Dubnjakovic
Head, Music Library
University of South Carolina

CFP: “Technology & the Changing Nature of Science Librarianship”

CFP: “Technology & the Changing Nature of Science Librarianship” 15th Annual Atmospheric Science Librarians International (ASLI)
Conference New Orleans, LA
January 25-26, 2012


Over the last three decades, advances in technology have wrought groundbreaking changes across nearly every imaginable field and discipline. From media to medicine, engineering to the humanities, technology has changed the way we communicate, explore, research, and learn. The field of science librarianship has not been immune to these changes, and has itself transformed over the past several years into a field burgeoning with new dynamism, opportunity, and, yes, uncertainty.

On January 25-26, 2012, the Atmospheric Sciences Librarians International (ASLI) will meet to explore these changes during their Annual Meeting, to be held in the historic city of New Orleans, Louisiana. We invite proposals for papers describing the ways in which librarians and information professionals working in the atmospheric and geosciences are working in new ways to support the information and research needs of their communities; how we’ve seen our roles change in the wake of recent technological developments; and what we imagine to be the new frontiers of our profession. We also welcome proposals for panels and themed sessions.

Submissions should include full contact information, a title, and brief abstract of less than 250 words. The now-annual “Technology Tools and Tips” session will be repeated, allowing anyone who is using a technology – old or new – to participate in this ‘lightning round’ session, consisting of back-to-back 5-minute talks. Proposals from students in the atmospheric, library, or information sciences are particularly welcomed.

Please submit proposals to ASLI Chair-elect:

Jamaica Jones
NCAR Library
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307
P: (303) 497-2674

Deadline for submission: August 1, 2011

Call for Reviewers: Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship

Call for Reviewers: Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship

The Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship is looking for book reviewers for future issues. Books reviewed are related to subject areas within business.
Although there is a major focus on reference materials, review also address significant academic business books that have recently been published. Each review analyzes the purpose of the book and the success of the author or publisher in fulfilling that purpose, along with information on the scope, content and organization of the source.

If you are interested in reviewing a book for the JBFL, please contact:

Douglas Southard
Book Review Editor, Journal of Business and Finance Librarianship

In your message, please indicate your areas of expertise or interest (such as finance, marketing, or specific industries, etc.) and include your mailing address.

About the Journal
The Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship is an innovative quarterly journal that provides you with useful articles about the creation, organization, dissemination, retrieval, and use of business information. This refereed journal covers the business information needs of special libraries, academic libraries, and public libraries, as well as information services and centers outside of the traditional library setting. You'll find that the journal is international in scope, reflecting the multinational and international scope of the business community today.

The immediate focus of the journal is practice-oriented articles, but it also provides an outlet for new empirical studies on business librarianship and business information. Aside from articles, this journal offers valuable statistical and meeting reports, literature and media reviews, Web site reviews, and interviews.

Recent issues of the Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship have covered topics such as:
political risk and country risk, some of the factors and methods used in foreign country risk analysis, and a variety of political risk sources
the structure of the National Trade Data Bank, a comparison of the three versions of it currently on the market, and detailed descriptions of many of the database's most useful programs
how and why intranets developed and how they can be used as strategic business tools that empower an organization to meet its corporate vision
an analysis of the public rankings of in Canadian business periodicals and a retrieval tool for such information
an effective and practical way to get business students familiar with various library resources
a selective review of some of the business dictionaries in print

Special thematic issues of the journal have covered:
Marketing Information
The Core Business Web
Distance Learning Librarianship

Product Details:
ISSN: 0896-3568 Electronic - ISSN: 1547-0644

Current Volume:
Volume 16, No. 2, April-June 2011.


CFP: Fifteenth Distance Library Services (DLS) Conference

CFP: Fifteenth Distance Library Services (DLS) Conference (Memphis, TN April 18-20, 2012)

Inspire and challenge those who provide library services at a distance by sharing your ideas and best practices at the Distance Library Services Conference!

Central Michigan University’s Off-Campus Library Services welcomes proposal submissions for the Fifteenth Distance Library Services (DLS) Conference to be held in Memphis, TN, April 18-20, 2012. The DLS Conference is an opportunity to present your research, knowledge and experience on issues related to providing library services to those who are teaching and learning at a distance.

As practices that are effective in distance learning become increasingly applicable to any library environment, the information and networking opportunities offered by the DLS Conference can benefit all librarians, educators and administrators who are interested in expanding their reach beyond the physical campus.

To submit a proposal, please complete the online form:

The deadline for proposal submissions is September 16, 2011.

Thad Dickinson
Off-Campus Librarian
DLS Conference Coordinator
Off-Campus Library Services
Central Michigan University

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Call - Editor, Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL)

Position Description: Editor, Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL)

Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) is the official refereed journal of LITA. Published since 1968, ITAL is a leading publication in the library and information science field. ITAL publishes material related to all aspects of information technology and libraries, including digital libraries, electronic publishing, distributed systems and networks, technology management in libraries, security, desktop applications, online catalogs and bibliographic systems.

The new editor will lead the ITAL Editorial Board in identifying a model for publishing ITAL as an e-only, open access journal. With LITA Board approval, the ITAL Editorial Board will move forward to implement the model. LITA seeks an editor for ITAL who can provide both leadership and continuity for the journal.


1. The editor assumes final authority for the content of each issue of ITAL. Responsible exercise of that authority requires definition of and adherence to standards and scope for ITAL.

2. The editor is responsible for the full publication workflow, from receipt and double-blind review of manuscripts, communication with authors, copy-editing and publication.

3. The editor appoints and works closely with the ITAL Managing Editor.

4. The editor chairs the ITAL Editorial Board Committee and is an ex officio member of the LITA Publications Committee.


* Must be a current LITA member and knowledgeable about current issues in library and information technology.

* Must have a publication record or background, which demonstrates excellent writing skills.

* Must have editorial experience. Experience in electronic publishing is desired.

* Must be able to attend ALA Annual and ALA Midwinter.


Although there is no pay associated with the position, the person will receive a stipend of $1500/year or will be reimbursed for travel and lodging expenses up to $1500/year, and receive free press registration for attending the ALA Midwinter meeting and Annual Conference. No reimbursement is provided for other LITA programs or if the editor is unable to fulfill stated responsibilities.

Submit applications by Tuesday, May 31, 2011 to:

Kristin Antelman, Chair, LITA Publications Committee

Associate Director, Digital Library
North Carolina State University Libraries
Campus Box 7111
Raleigh, NC 27695-0001

Work: (919) 515-7188
Fax: (919) 515-3628

CFP - Dynamics of Value Reporting: A Special Issue of Libraries & the Cultural Record

Dynamics of Value Reporting: A Special Issue of Libraries & the Cultural Record

Libraries & the Cultural Record, a peer-reviewed journal of history published by the University of Texas Press, invites submissions for a special issue devoted to exploring historical perspectives on the reporting of the organizational performance and value created by libraries, archives and museums. Contributors are encouraged to consider the topic in diverse ways. Possible themes might include (but are not limited to):

· The historical role of organizational performance and value reporting by agency type, appropriate to a geographical area, or within a segment of time

· Comparison of organizational performance and values being reported in terms of types (i.e. cultural, economic, and social), perceived need, or effectiveness over time

· Biographical sketches of significant individuals, including organizational performance and value reporting leaders, innovators, or advocates

· Relationships between the business sector and libraries, archives, and/or museums regarding organizational performance and value reporting developments and schemas

· Cultural factors influencing the organizational performance or value reporting of libraries, archives, or museums

· Impacts of organizational performance and value reporting by libraries, archives, or museums on rural, diverse or underserved communities

· History of the development and/or implementation of a specific organizational performance or value reporting schema within libraries, archives, and museums

· Comparative histories of two or more agencies using different organizational performance or value reporting schema

· Measuring the value of the library's or archives' collections or resources

· Determining the value for / impact on the library or archives over time when its collections and resources are sold for operating revenue

· Successes/failures, and their causes and effects, of value reporting to resource allocators from senior administrators to policy makers (particularly legislators)

Proposal guidelines:

· Submissions should be based on original research utilizing appropriate sources, including relevant archival or museum materials or collections. Articles must provide a coherent narrative and analysis that situate organizational performance and value reporting in the broader historical or social context of the profession and/or culture in which they operate. Submissions should not have been previously published or be currently submitted for publication elsewhere. Completed manuscripts should be approximately 5,000 - 6,000 words including notes. Proposals for articles must include: the author's contact information, including name, title, e-mail address, telephone number, and institutional address (if more than one author, include information for all authorship contributors and designate which is the primary author for purposes of communication)

· Title of the proposed article

· An abstract of 500 words or less

· Brief list of principal primary and secondary sources that will be used in the research

· A statement on the status of the research and prospect for completion by deadline

Proposals should be prepared using Microsoft Word and submitted electronically to the guest editor, Larry Nash White ( Proposals must be received by the editor no later than September 1, 2011. Submissions will be acknowledged via e-mail, indicating that the proposal has been received. Authors of proposals will be notified by February 1, 2012, regarding the status of their submission. Proposals that are accepted will receive an invitation to submit a manuscript for peer-review by November 1, 2012. Following peer-review, manuscripts will be returned to authors by January 15, 2013, indicating any revisions required. Final revised manuscripts are due to the issue editor no later than March 15, 2013. The special issue will be published in early 2014, as volume 49, number 1 of the journal. For more information about the journal's submission requirements and peer review process, see L&CR's web page for submissions at

About the journal:

Libraries & the Cultural Record (ISSN1932-4855) explores the creation, organization, preservation, and utilization of collections in libraries, archives, and museums in the context of cultural and social history. The quarterly journal publishes historical research from scholars worldwide, along with thoughtful essays and book reviews. In 2010, Libraries & the Cultural Record was rated among the top twenty percent of journals in its field by the Australian Research Council in a ranking of 148 scholarly journals in the field worldwide. In 2011, it is being added to the "Information Science & Library Science" and the "History of Social Sciences" categories of the Social Sciences Citation Index. Articles are available in full-text beginning with the winter 2001 issue (Volume 36, Number 1) for subscribers to Project Muse at

About the guest editor for this special issue:
Larry Nash White is an Associate Professor in the Department of Library Science at East Carolina University. Dr. White is an internationally invited speaker, presenter, and author in the areas of library administration, leadership, organizational performance assessment, and competition for library service. His research interests include competition for library and Information services and resources, organizational performance assessment, analytics, leadership, and strategic information use by library administrators.

CFP - Materialist Readings of Children's Literature and Culture

Materialist Readings of Children's Literature and Culture: Classic and Contemporary Essays

Call for papers for an edited collection tentatively titled Materialist Readings of Children's Literature and Culture: Classic and Contemporary Essays. This collection will consist primarily of new analyses, but will also include previously published essays in order to chart the development of materialist criticism of children's literature, culture, and film.

Topics may include but are not limited to the following:

• the way in which children's literature supports or, conversely, challenges class hierarchies, especially as they intersect with gender, sexuality, and race/ethnicity

• the "political unconscious" in works of children's literature

• cognitive mapping

• class conflict in children's literature and film

• depictions of the working class, labor history, socialism, and revolution

• children's literature and the left

• materialist-feminist criticism and children's literature and culture

• materialist analyses of post-colonial children's literature and culture

• the political economy of children's literature and culture

Please direct inquiries and submissions to the editor, Dr. Angela Hubler, at 500 words abstracts, brief biography, and short C.V. are due by September 18th, 2011. Complete essays must be submitted as an attachment in Microsoft Word, following MLA guidelines for citation and format, by November 18th, 2011. A potential publisher has expressed interest, and a proposal will be submitted after abstracts are received.

Editor Angela Hubler is Associate Professor in Women's Studies at Kansas State University, where she teaches courses in feminist theory, female adolescence, and women's writing and culture. Her recent publications analyze literary representations of collective political action in literature for children and adults. Her essays have been published in The Lion and the Unicorn, Children's Literature Association Quarterly, Critical Survey, Papers on Language and Literature, Women's Studies Quarterly, the National Women's Studies Association Journal, and edited collections.


To make inquiries or to apply for the position, please contact Eve Nyren at

Applications are due by June 15, 2011.

International Relations Round Table (IRRT) International Leads Editor
Volunteer Position Available Beginning June 2011 after the ALA Annual
Conference in New Orleans.

Do you want to play a significant role in promoting international librarianship and the activities of the International Relations Round Table? You can do so by volunteering to serve a two-year term as the editor of IRRT's official publication International Leads (IL). The position will begin in June 2011 after the Annual Conference in New Orleans.

IL Editor Description:

The Editor of International Leads is responsible for the official organ of the International Relations Round Table, in conjunction with the IRRT Publications Committee and the IRRT Executive Board.

The purpose of IL is to disseminate information about international librarianship and the activities of the Round Table. IL seeks to support Round Table and Association objectives by bringing IRRT's members news and articles that help them understand and react to recent developments in international librarianship.

Because IL is the official publication of the IRRT, the editor has a particular responsibility to convey to IRRT members and other readers full and accurate information on the activities, purpose and goals of the Round Table. Previous issues are available on the IRRT website at:

IL is published quarterly, edited by a member volunteer and printed through the production facilities of ALA's Publishing Services Department. It is indexed in Wilson Omnifile.

The IL Editor will serve a two-year term, renewable once. The term begins at the end of the ALA Annual Conference in June 2011 and runs for two calendar (volume) years.


Coordinate International Leads working with the IRRT Publications Committee and the IRRT Executive Board.

Have responsibility for the content, form and design of IL within the parameters of ALA and IRRT policies and in consultation with the IRRT Publications Committee, the IRRT Executive Board, the ALA International Relations Office (IRO).

Seek manuscripts and encourage the submission of high-quality articles.

Review all submitted manuscripts in light of the philosophy, purpose, and general style of the publication. Correspond with authors regarding acceptable, rewriting and resubmission, or rejection of articles.

Edit and proof manuscript copy.

Assume final authority for all content in each issue of IL.

Serve as a non-voting, ex-officio member of the IRRT Publications Committee
and the IRRT Executive Board.


Experience in publishing and/or journalism, either in editing or writing, sufficient to be able to produce a high-quality publication that addresses interests of the readership.

Effective communication skills.

Experience in or demonstrated knowledge of international librarianship.

Membership in the International Relations Round Table.

Attendance at both the ALA Midwinter Conference and the ALA Annual
Conference is required.

Reports to:

IRRT Publications Committee
IRRT Executive Board

To make inquiries or to apply for the position, please contact Eve Nyren, Chair-elect of IRRT. Applications should include a brief statement about your interest in the position and a description of your skills and background relevant to the position. Please include a current resume or CV. Applications are due by June 15, 2011 for review by the IRRT Executive Board. Applications in electronic format by email are preferable. Candidate interviews will be held at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans on Saturday afternoon, June 25, 2011.

Eve Alison Nyren
IRRT Chair-elect, 2010-2011
Manager, Rocklin Public Library
5460 Fifth Street
Rocklin, CA

Conference - Redesigning Your Library…. and Protecting Your Library

Redesigning Your Library….
and Protecting Your Library

Guest Speakers:
Amy Fugate, Vice President Academic Affairs - Mott Community College
Larry Koehler, Executive Director/Architect - Physical Plant - Mott Community College
Alyce Riemenschneider, Principal/Senior Designer - Riemenschneider Designs
Amanda Krok, Planning And Commissioning Coordinator – Phys. Plant - Mott Community College
Kathy Irwin, Library Director - Mott Community College
Shannon Zachary, Head, Preservation and Conservation - University of Michigan
Ed Burns, Interim Director - Ferndale Public Library (Water)
Cledos Powell, Assistant Director for Facilities - Detroit Public Library (Fire)
Kate Pohjola, Director - Lapeer District Library (Mold)

This informative workshop will provide you with the ins and outs of library redesign and guide you through the planning needed to protect your investment through disaster recovery planning. Tours of the newly renovated Mott College Library will be available.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Mott Community College Library
1401 E. Court Street, Flint, MI 48503
3rd Floor Center for Teaching & Learning Room

$40.00 MMLC Members
$50.00 Non-MMLC Members
(includes a boxed lunch)

.5 CEU’s available
Reservations now being accepted at Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative.
To register, phone (810) 232-7119; fax (810) 232-6639 or email

Friday, May 20, 2011

Conference - Grey literature

On December 5th and 6th, the 13th international Conference on Grey Literature will be taking place at the Library of Congress. GreyNet, headquartered in Amsterdam, is an organization devoted to the study of grey literature. This organization is truly interdisciplinary and attracts membership from many areas of study and from many countries. For more information about GreyNet, please go to

We are particularly interested in having involvement from the library and information science community. We want to invite your faculty to register and to attend this conference. As importantly, we want to involve students in the study of grey literature. We would like to invite your faculty and students to attend and to participate in a poster session involving research topics in grey literature or successful grey literature programs. For more information about involvement in this conference and information about the poster session, please contact the GL13 Program and Conference Bureau,

Up to 10 posters from LIS graduate students will be accepted on the Conference Program. And, these students will be exempt from the conference fee. Furthermore, all other LIS students are eligible for a discounted conference fee, .

For your convenience, I have attached drafts of the Program and Conference Outline, and I look forward to your presence this December.


Blane Dessy, Executive Director


Library of Congress

and Chair, Planning Committee GL13 Conference

Workshop on Preservation Policy-based Infrastructure for Digital Library Research Environments

Workshop on Preservation Policy-based Infrastructure for Digital Library Research Environments

Thursday, June 16th, 1:30 - 4:45 p.m.

The ACM/IEEE Joint Conference for Digital Libraries (JCDL)

Ottawa, Canada

Digital libraries provide scholars with the opportunity to conduct research in new research environments. Supporting evolving technologies, scholarship needs, and research requirements over the long term requires an efficient, flexible underlying infrastructure. The institutional support of such endeavors relies on the development of efficient data management policies which ensure trustworthiness and govern sustainability by attending to preservation components.

In conjunction with the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference for Digital Libraries, we are hosting a half-day workshop that explores both the practical and philosophical challenges at play in developing policy-based preservation infrastructures for digital library research environments. Our workshop will showcase approaches from different institutions, demonstrating successful models and practical approaches to policy development and automation.

Scheduled topics include:

* Practical approaches for policy development

* Mapping policies into machine-actionable rules

* Policy enforcement infrastructure and integration: The view from Fedora, DuraCloud, and Data Conservancy projects

* Linked data and interoperability for the digital library community. What institutional policies are needed for supporting data exchange over the long term? How can we collaborate on research environments across institutions?


Richard J. Marciano, Professor, School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Director of the Sustainable Archives & Library Technologies group (SALT).

David Pcolar, Library Systems Research and Development for the University Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Carolyn Hank, Assistant Professor, School of Information Studies, McGill University.

Dan Davis, Enterprise software architect on the NSF Data Conservancy project at Cornell University.

Alex Chassanoff, Doctoral student, School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Project coordinator of PODRI.

Chien-Yi Hou, Research Associate at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Lead Developer at the Sustainable Archives & Library Technologies group (SALT).

Bing Zhu, Research Assistant/Professor at the Computational Science Research Center, San Diego State University.

For registration information, please go to:

Questions? Please send e-mail to Alexandra Chassanoff at:

Fellowship - Archives

Walter Hill Fellowship in Archives

$ 3,000.00

Approximately 200 hours to be completed between June 7 and Sept. 15, 2011

Hours/Times: Tues. - Thurs., 10:00am-4:30pm (.5 hour of unpaid lunch)

No compensation for travel, housing, or relocation


The Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture-a unit of the Governor's Office of Community Initiatives--seeks an enthusiastic, highly skilled, and self-directed individual to inaugurate the Walter Hill Fellowship in Archives.

The fellowship program is named in honor of Dr. Walter B. Hill, archivist, historian, and former member of the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture. This fellowship is designed to encourage and to support the study of African Americans in Maryland and/or the participation by African Americans in the field of archival science.

The Walter Hill Fellow will be responsible for researching, surveying, and processing the archives of the MD Commission of African American History & Culture (MACCHC). Under the supervision of the MCAAHC-BDM Director, the fellow will divide his/her time between working at the Banneker-Douglass Museum (BDM), the State's museum of African American heritage, and its offsite storage facility-both located in Annapolis. The fellow will conclude the program by producing a finding aid for the MCAAHCA and making a formal public presentation of his/her findings.


1. Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university is required. Master's degree preferred in history, African American Studies, historic preservation, museum studies, library/archival science, or related field.

2. Some database management experience (ideally PastPerfect) as well as knowledge of museum standards and practices.

3. Demonstrated knowledge and/or interest in African American history and culture.

4. The ability to work independently, set priorities, and meet deadlines in a timely and efficient manner.

5. Excellent research, writing and communication skills.


Submit cover letter, resume, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts and two professional references to: Joni L. Jones, Ph.D., Director, and Banneker-Douglass Museum by email: JJones [at] GOCI [dot]

Deadline: May 27, 2011 5pm

No phone calls please.

Lynn Waller, MLS, MSW
Sylvia Gaither Garrison Library at the Banneker-Douglass Museum
P: 410.216.6191
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Banneker-Douglass Museum
Preserving Maryland's African American Heritage

Thursday, May 19, 2011

CFP - Handheld Librarian 4

TAP Information Services 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 4 conference to be held July 27 and 28, 2011.
Proposals are due June 3, 2011. Go to to submit a proposal
The Handheld Librarian 4 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. This year, we will feature a program track with presentations by graduate library students. These include but are not limited to the following program tracks:
* ebooks
* location-based social networking
* augmented reality
* twitter
* apps
* device and OS trends
* QR codes
* reference
* mobile trend spotting
* mobile technologies impacting society
* web/app development best practices
Proposal Submissions:
Submit your proposal by completing the webform at . The Deadline is being extended to June 3.
Online presentations may be conducted in one of four formats:
* a 45-minute live online session (i.e. synchronous webcast)
* a 15 minute student presentation ***
* a 10 minute live online session or
* a pre-recorded presentation (i.e. narrated web tour or slides).
Conference registration fees are waived for speakers.
Presenters Are Expected To:
Conduct your session using Adobe Connect (computer, Internet, mic required)
Provide a digital photo of yourself for the conference website
Respond to questions from attendees
Attend an online 30-60 minute training on Adobe Connect prior to the conference
Go to to submit a proposal.

Lori Bell
School of Library and Information Science
San Jose State University

CFP - Journal of Web Librarianship

The Journal of Web Librarianship is pleased to announce an upcoming special issue on the topic of data curation, edited by Susan Sharpless Smith.

Data curation, “the active and on-going management of data through its lifecycle of interest and usefulness to scholarly and educational activities across the sciences, social sciences, and the humanities,” is an emerging field that brings new opportunities and challenges for libraries. The growing movement to effectively manage, archive, preserve, retrieve and reuse research data is one that compliments traditional library missions to preserve and access information. This special issue will explore issues surrounding this new arena. The issue’s scope includes but is not limited to:

Data curation theory and practice
Roles for research libraries and librarians
Data storage infrastructures
Libraries as partners in data curation strategies
Data stewardship
Sustainability of long term data management programs
Ontologies for data integration
Realizing goals for reuse and combination of datasets
Education and skills required for data curators
Discovery and retrieval systems
Data repositories
Looking to the future

Susan Smith is Director of Research, Instruction & Technology Services / Senior Librarian at Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University. She recently completed the third edition of Web-based instruction: A guide for libraries (Chicago: American Library Association) and has published numerous articles and book chapters.

Query letters and preliminary proposals are welcome any time if potential authors would like to discuss their ideas with the issue editor. Please submit queries and manuscripts to guest editor Susan Smith at Please refer to the JWL web site, for Instructions for Authors.

Issue Timeline:
Initial Manuscript Submission deadline: January 1, 2012
Notices to authors: April, 2012
Final Acceptance: June, 2012
Issue Publication: October, 2012

The Journal of Web Librarianship
Susan Smith, Special Issue Editor
Jody Condit Fagan, Editor

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Online conference - American Association of Museums

Get a taste of Houston at AAM’s 2nd annual Virtual Conference, May 23–24.
Produced in collaboration with LearningTimes, the Virtual Conference 2011 is a two-day online conference of ten online sessions like:

Forging Ahead: The Role of Museum Education in Developing 21st Century Learners (Monday, May 23)
Explore how institutions are addressing changing demographics, technology and globalization, and fulfilling crucial new needs that require adaptation so we can serve our varied audiences and become vital educational leaders.

Content-Heavy Exhibitions: A Collaborative Approach to Balancing the Need to Inform and Visitor’s Capacity to Absorb Information (Tuesday, May 24)
Working together, curators and educators must balance conceptual complexity with audience knowledge, interest and capacity to quickly make sense of new knowledge. Discuss creatively balancing curatorial responsibility and the leisure-learners, interest in visual pleasure.

Each of these sessions will last 75 minutes and will feature live Web-based audio, visuals and real-life demonstrations of best practices at work.

Be sure to take advantage of the online conference community that is the hub for the event. Access to fellow participants and great content begin before the conference commences with member introduction areas and topic-based discussion areas.

Also this year, for the first time we will be offering the Virtual Expo, a one-day completely online trade show for museum professionals interested in deploying mobile experiences and creating mobile content.

Conference - Interlending and Document Supply

12th Interlending and Document Supply Conference, Chicago Sept 19-21

Resource Sharing in the Digital Age

Sweet home, Chicago! Home to the blues, deep dish pizza, the Magnificent Mile, one of the most spectacular skylines in the world, and now… home to the 12th Interlending and Document Supply Conference.

Today's information seekers have unprecedented access to information and expect those resources to be delivered to their digital door. Meeting the unprecedented demands of a new generation of researchers requires an equally unprecedented commitment to resource sharing across borders, time zones and oceans.

Come to the Windy City to hear how libraries across the globe are creatively sharing their resources to cope with shrinking library budgets, skyrocketing collection costs, and increasingly restrictive copyright laws. Our speakers will describe many cutting-edge projects, from cooperative collection development ventures to shared storage facilities to purchase-on-demand programs. You'll hear about the latest developments in interlibrary loan: new technologies, recent cost studies, sharing digital resources, and strategies for improving transborder ILL.

Join us as the global resource community gathers in Chicago on September 19 - 21 to discuss Resource Sharing in the Digital Age.

Online conference - Museums

"The Museum of Tomorrow"
AAM Annual Meeting Virtual 2011 - May 23-24, 2011
AAM delivers outstanding educational content live from the 2011 Annual Meeting in Houston, May 23-24, 2011. The AAM Annual Meeting Virtual Conference 2011, is a two-day online conference. In partnership with AAM’s standing professional committees, it will showcase ten sessions of broad appeal and greatest relevance to the 2011 annual meeting theme “The Museum of Tomorrow.” A stellar cast of subject matter experts will offer broad, multidisciplinary perspectives to museums of all types and sizes. For more information and registration please visit:

"Day-to-Day and Long-Term Board Operations to Ensure Success"
AASLH Board Development Series: - May 24, 2011
Board Development 101 is the newest webinar series developed by the American Association for State and Local History, in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Learning Times, to provide training to the staff and board members of museums and history organizations.

This session will include:

Day-to-Day Board Operations
Maintain and Train – Build a Relationship with Your Board
The Importance of Rewards
Q&A – Discussion Period

For more information visit orcontact Bethany Hawkins, Program Associate, at 615-320-3203 or by email to

CFP - OCLC Systems & Services

: International Digital Library Perspectives_ (OSS:IDLP) is looking for articles. Articles can be of any length, and figures and screen shots are encouraged. OSS:IDLP is a peer-reviewed journal. If you are interested, there is a short timeline for publication; your article can be published as early as February 2012. For more information, contact the editor at the email address below.

Editorial objectives
OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives covers a broad range of subject areas relating to the Web-based delivery of digital cultural content. The journal aims to keep readers informed about current trends in research, and to report on new initiatives and developments. Digital libraries and digital repositories are a particular focus, together with relevant standards and techniques.

•Digital libraries
•Digital repositories
•Digital cultural content services
•Web metadata standards
•Web markup languages
•Digital preservation
•Imaging and digitization techniques
•Usability studies

OCLC Systems & Services is indexed and abstracted in:
•Academic Search Alumni Edition
•Academic Search Complete
•Academic Search Premier
•Computer Science Index
•Computer & Communications Security Abstracts
•Current Abstracts
•Current Awareness Abstracts
•Education Full Text
•Education Research
•Emerald Management Reviews
•Information Science and Technology Abstracts (ISTA)
•The Informed Librarian
•International Academic Research Library
•Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts
•Library & Information Science Abstracts
•Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts
•Library Literature & Information Science
•Library Literature & Information Science Full Text
•OmniFile Full Text Mega
•OmniFile Full Text Select
•TOC Premier

Dr. Brad Eden
Editor, _OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives_
Associate University Librarian for Technical Services and Scholarly Communication
University of California, Santa Barbara

Online class - Metadata for Digital Collections

Metadata for Digital Collections
Seven-week online workshop
Dates: June 13 - July 29, 2011
Enrollment deadline: May 31, 2011
Fees: $250.00 registration + $75 required text ($225 registration for students)
Instructor: Steven J. Miller

This seven-week online workshop provides a substantial introduction to creating and managing descriptive metadata for digital collections in libraries, archives, and museums. It includes hands-on exercises in creating metadata for digital images and other resources using Dublin Core and MODS, and to a lesser extent, VRA. Participants will be introduced to commonly-used controlled vocabularies for digital collections, as well as to XML, OAI, metadata harvesting, mapping, interoperability, and quality, and to metadata in the context of Linked Data and the Semantic Web. The workshop will also cover metadata standards selection, local metadata scheme design, and documentation in the form of application profiles.

For more information about the workshop and registration see:

Grants - Foundation Center training classes

ADA! Scholarships for Education in Fundraising


On World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2009, AudioVisual Preservation Solutions announced the Your Archive Deserves Advocacy! Initiative (YADA!), an effort focused on promoting the people and stories behind archives as well as providing resources that support advocacy. AVPS is offering three annual awards to help offset the cost of attending Foundation Center training classes (

How does Fundraising Relate to Advocacy?

The activities involved in caring for audiovisual collections extend well beyond daily efforts such as arrangement, cataloging, reformatting, and providing access. These other activities involve an equally extensive set of endeavors that can roughly be defined as advocacy.

The Details

Three applicants per year will receive registration to onsite or online Foundation Center classes plus actual travel cost reimbursements, up to $1000 total combined per award.

Submission is open to employees of non-profit institutions who work with audio, video, or motion picture film collections. While the award is managed through the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Awards Committee, applicants do not need to be an AMIA member. No preference will be given for the applicants’ institution, collection type or make up, or experience level.

To Apply

Click the link below to download the application. Applications must be received no later than June 15, 2011.

Conference - National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators and the Council of State Archivists

The National Association of Government Archives and Records
Administrators and the Council of State Archivists will hold their joint
2011 Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN, July 13-16. In an era of budget
cuts and doing more with less, we are sure this is a meeting you won't
want to miss!

Included in "Sweet Harmony and Solid Gold" will be more than three days
of workshops, receptions, meals and time to interact with your fellow
government archivists and records managers. This will take place at the
Sheraton Nashville Downtown, just blocks from the State Capitol and
attractions like the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Ryman
Auditorium. We will also be holding a reception at the Belle Meade
Plantation, a classic Tennessee 19th century Antebellum home just
outside Nashville.

You can register for the Annual Meeting through the NAGARA website
( ), where you will also find the
pre-conference program and the Sheraton registration form. If you would
like a copy of the pre-conference program, please contact the NAGARA
Central Office by return email or telephone (518-694-8472).

Sessions for 2011 will include:

Pre-conference Workshops:

* Basic Electronic Records Management and Preservation
* Advanced Electronic Records

Special Full Day, Saturday Session (registration as a one-day workshop
is available for this session):

* An Introduction to Digital Curation for Public Records

Annual Meeting Programs:

* Celebrating Archives Month: Advocacy, Collaboration and Outreach

* It's 10 p.m., Do You Know Where Your Governor's Records Are?
* Cloud Computing and More: A NARA Revue
* SHRAM Activity Smorgasbord
* DCAPE Project Update
* Good Vibrations: Social Networking Technologies in Government
* Keep the Customer Satisfied: Customer First
* Traversing the E-Tightrope: Managing Electronic Records
* What Are My Records Doing on e-Bay? An Archival Recovery Team
* A Better Mousetrap: Marketing Records Management in a
Budget-Cutting World
* Measure for Measure: "Measuring" Electronic Records
* You've Got a Friend: Friends of the Archives Groups
* With a Little Help from My Friends: State Assistance of Local
Government Records Programs
* Will You Still Need Me... Will You Still Feed Me... in 2064?
* The Way We Were: The 1940 Census
* Ask Not What PAHR Can Do for You...
* The Sound of Silence: Why Are Permanent E-Records Not
Accessioned by State and Local Archives?
* Archiving Files with Complex Formats - Geospatial Examples
* AASLH Update
* Where Do We Go From Here? An Open Discussion on NAGARA's Future
* NHPRC Update

If you have questions about the 2011 Annual Meeting, please do not
hesitate to contact the NAGARA Central Office by email
( or telephone (518-694-8472).

See y'all in Nashville!

Paul R. Bergeron, CA, CMC
City Clerk
229 Main Street
Nashua, NH 03060

Internship - Michigan

Michigan Technological University Archives Graduate Student Intern

The Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections seeks a graduate student intern for Summer 2011. As a regional history manuscript collection, the Michigan Tech Archives collects material which documents the history of the Keweenaw Peninsula in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula, including its historic copper mining industry.

The intern selected will receive substantive experience in both public service and collections handling activities. The intern will assist in day-to-day public service activities, including greeting and assisting researchers, retrieving and shelving historical records, and assisting university and community patrons with use and duplication of materials. The intern will also gain experience in organizing, describing, and processing archival collections. S/he will apply theories of appraisal, organization, and description to working manuscript collections. This includes researching people or events covered by a collection, sorting, cleaning, arranging, boxing, and creating a full finding aid complete with appropriate index terms.

Enrolled in a Masters Degree program in Library & Information Science specializing in archival studies.
Knowledge of contemporary archival practices, policies, and procedures, including arrangement and description, and familiarity with DACS, LCSH, and AAT.
Demonstrated analytical and research skills.
Ability to work independently and exercise initiative, discretion, and judgment.
Ability to work collegially and effectively with others.
Knowledge of basic computing and software in the Microsoft Office Suite.

This is a summer position from June 15 to September 2, 2011, although the start and end dates are flexible. The intern will be expected to work 40 hours per week and will be paid at the rate of $10.00 per hour. There are no benefits included with this position and the successful candidate will be expected to cover his or her own travel expenses to Houghton, Michigan. Although housing is not provided, Michigan Tech may have dormitory housing available at an affordable rate. Enjoy exquisite scenery, moderate temperatures, and many different outdoor activities!

To submit an application for this position please mail, fax, or e-mail a cover letter and current resume to:

Michigan Technological University Archives
Van Pelt and Opie Library
Attn: Graduate Student Summer Intern Position
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931
tel: 906-487-2505
fax: 906-487-2357

Review of applications will begin on May 27. This information is also posted on the Archives web here:

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Online museum classes - Museum Education and education

Small Museum Pro! - Professional Certification for workers form small cultural institutions -
When a Workshop is not enough and a degree is not an option.

Sign up now for either or both of the two Small Museum Pro! classes being offered online this summer.

Museum Education: Crafting Great learning Experiences . Instructor: Dr. Terry Reynolds.
Exhibitions: Building Effective Museum Exhibits . Instructor: Jennifer Kinyak

Classes run June 6 through July 29, 2011. Earn 3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for each class through Eastern New Mexico University.

Each Class is an affordable $195.

For phone registration call 575-562-2165.
For registration forms:

More information:

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Internship - Smithsonian

*SIL Latino Publications Selection Intern*:

The intern will aid in the selection and processing of Spanish language
titles from the Smithsonian Libraries collections for digitization. The
intern will be responsible for working with the heads of our History, Art,
and Anthropology libraries, and with select SI curatorial staff as
recommended by the librarians, to analyze our Spanish language collections
and prioritize titles for digitization. The selection list will focus on
public domain (out of copyright) titles in Spanish, as well as public domain
titles in other languages which are frequently cited by scholarship in areas
related to Latino studies. To create the list, curatorial expertise and
vetted bibliographies in Latino studies (where available) will be considered
primary selection tools. Selection of supporting non-Spanish language
titles will also consider the relative availability of the titles to the
scholarly community.

For this paid internship we seek someone with a strong Spanish language
background (required) currently enrolled in a Latino/Hispanic studies or
history program, or MLS program. The internship begins August 1st and lasts
4 weeks. Internship can be completed either onsite in Washington, DC or
virtually with regular online communications with internship coordinators.
Interns receive a stipend of $500.00 per week.

Application deadline is *June 12th.*

More information (including application instructions) available on our

Friday, May 13, 2011

Webinar - Basic Records Operations

Training that will have an immediate impact on office efficiency and economy.

We are excited to offer our next records management webinar starting on Tuesday, June 7. This online training offers flexibility and savings for agencies that need to develop records management skills and knowledge in their workforce.

Basic Records Operations describes what to file, how to file it, and how to remove files no longer needed for current business. It covers the variety of activities involved in the maintenance and use, as well as the disposition, of Federal records. It presents practical how-to's in handling records of various types and media.

Each session is "live". The course allows participants to use a records inventory database tool (provided during the first session) to develop a records inventory of their records and information through the four 90 minute sessions.

Cost: $125

Sessions will be on June 7, 14, 21, and 28, from 10-11:30 am EST.

Experience a NARA webinar for yourself. And, see how you can build your skills and apply what you learn in your workplace. Visit the RM Learn Center to register online at For more information you can contact us at (781) 663-0148 or by email:

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Internship - Cincinnati Museum Center

The Manuscripts Department of the Cincinnati Museum Center is looking
for an intern for the Fall semester/quarter. The student must be
enrolled in a graduate program and have completed coursework in archival
theory and practice.

Details are listed here -

Instructions for applying are listed here -

This is an unpaid internship. Deadline for applications is July 20,

Christine Schmid Engels

Archives Manager

Cincinnati Museum Center

1301 Western Avenue

Cincinnati, OH 45203


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Internship- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Fall 2011 Internships

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Library and Archives is
currently accepting applications for internships from graduate students
preparing for careers in libraries and archives. Interns must schedule
their work Monday through Friday during regular business hours. Interns
work under the supervision and guidance of one of the Rock Hall's
librarians and archivists, depending on the nature of the internship.
The application deadline for Fall 2011 internships is June 15.

Internships are offered in the following areas:

Archival Arrangement, Preservation, and Description - Provides the
opportunity to participate in archival processing and preservation work,
such as inventorying, arranging and describing archival collections,
entering data into an archival management system, helping to create an
institutional disaster plan, and performing basic preservation work on
document-based collections.

Cataloging and Metadata - Provides the opportunity to work on projects
to create and enhance bibliographic records in a library catalog and/or
create metadata for digital collections. Such work may entail assigning
subject and name access points, preparing descriptive summaries, and
reviewing catalog records for accuracy.

Collection Development - Provides an opportunity to participate in
collection development activities in a music research library. Such work
includes evaluating current materials and making recommendations for
future additions to the collection. The intern will gain an
understanding of library users' needs, the constraints of physical
space, various resources and tools used in collection development, and
the budgetary considerations required of such decisions.

Digital Projects - Provide the opportunity to work in support of
digitization initiatives to increase access to collections. Potential
assignmnts include scanning, entering and editing metadata into a
digital asset management system, preparing technical and administrative
documentation, testing digitization workflows, and assisting with
interface design, usability studies, and related web development

How to Apply

Interested individuals may 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 from a graduate school professor (may be sent
separately) to:

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Attn: Human Resources Department
1100 Rock and Roll Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44114


Saturday, May 7, 2011

Free webinars - Infopeople Webinars for May

Infopeople Webinars

Library Foundations: How to Start One for Your Library

Thursday, May 26, 2011 (Webinar)

Coping with Information Overload

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 (Webinar)

Cross-Training for a Flexible Staff

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 (Webinar)

Conference - The Pocket Library: Trends in Mobile User Services

The Pocket Library: Trends in Mobile User Services
Event Organizer:
LACUNY Emerging Technologies Committee
New York
May. 12, 2011
The Graduate Center, CUNY,+NY&hl=en&view=map&cid=515166126099966065&z=16&iwloc=A
Members: free / Non-members: $5.00

Join the LACUNY Emerging Technologies Committee for a series of presentations on the use of mobile technologies in the delivery of library services. CUNY librarians will discuss challenges and opportunities related to the design, implementation, assessment, and promotion of mobile library services. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free for LACUNY members. Non-members pay a $5.00 admission fee at the door or online via PayPal. Space is limited so please register by May 9th to reserve your seat. Register online at: College Libraries Mobile Web Project Danielle Becker, Web Librarian, Hunter College Discover what went into creating the Hunter College Libraries mobile web site. Hear about their mobile strategy and what their next steps are in their ongoing mobile development process. Mobile Friendly Databases Stephen Francoeur, Information Services Librarian, Baruch College This presentation will examine the trend of databases that have web interfaces optimized for mobile devices or mobile apps. The usefulness and viability of these mobile solutions for databases will be explored, as will strategies for connecting your library's users to these resources. Mobile Information Literacy: Let's Use an App for That! Stefanie Havelka, Electronic Resources-Web Services Librarian, Lehman College Alevtina Verbovetskaya, Instructional Technologies Librarian, Lehman College Accessing data and information via apps and mobile websites has become the norm. To better serve our students and faculty, we as librarians need to keep abreast in the field of emerging technologies. We need to be able to identify authoritative apps and recommend free & paid apps to our patrons. We also need to teach our users how to be information literate on the go. Using QR Codes to Link Real & Virtual Library Space Joseph Deodato, Web Services Librarian, College of Staten Island QR codes are two-dimensional barcodes that can be used to send text, audio, video, and other digital media to a user's smartphone. Learn how QR codes can be used to deliver point of need services and link physical and virtual library space. Uses, benefits, and considerations for implementation will be discussed.

Conference - Assessment, Instruction, and Management of the classroom

Assessment, Instruction, and Management of the classroom
Event Organizer:
Atlanta Area Bibliographic Instruction Group
Jun. 10, (All day) 2011
Robert W. Woodruff Library, at the Atlanta University Center

BIG 2011

AIM BIG: Assessment, Instruction, and Management of the classroom

June 10, 2011

Robert W Woodruff Library
Atlanta University Center

The Atlanta Area Bibliographic Instruction Group (AABIG) is hosting its 10th annual conference
June 10, 2011 at the Robert W. Woodruff Library, at the Atlanta University Center. This year's theme is AIM BIG, focusing on Assessment, Instruction, and Management of the classroom. AABIG will include 20 and 45 minute sessions that address this theme.

Registration for the event is free. Attendees should expect to spend about $10 on parking and to provide their own lunch. A list of local restaurants and eateries will be provided. Also, attendees must have a photo ID to enter the facility.

Registration closes May 27.

If you have any further questions, please contact Wesley Stewart (

Fellowhip - Berea College Appalachian Sound Archives Fellowships

Berea College Appalachian Sound Archives Fellowships 2011-2012
Deadline June 1, 2011 (for July-Dec 2011)

The Fellowship program's purpose is to encourage scholarly use of Berea's
non-commercial audio collections that document Appalachian history and
culture, especially the areas of traditional music, religious expression,
spoken lore, and radio programs. Awards in support of such research range
from one to two months, with stipends of $3,000 per month.

The fellowships must be taken up between July 2011 and June 2012. All
Fellowship supported work must be finished by June 30, 2012. Fellows are
expected to be in residence during the term of the fellowship and are
encouraged to participate in campus and community activities.
The deadline for proposals is June 1, 2011 for July through December 2011.
December 1, 2010 for January through June 2011.

Berea's recordings collections are especially strong in the areas of
traditional music, religious expression, spoken lore and radio programs.
They include extensive documentation of fiddle and banjo tunes; ballads
and songs; Old Regular Baptist singing and preaching; folktales and
legends; and related interviews with musicians, preachers, and
storytellers, 1950 to the present. Radio material heard in the region for
the years 1936 to the mid 1950s, documents a wide range of Kentucky,
national, and world political figures and events. Entertainment programs
include country music, soap operas, musical variety shows and sporting

There is no application form. Applicants are asked to submit a proposal
that includes:

1. Identifying and contact information, applicant's background and
interest in the particular subject area.
2. A summary of the proposed project.
3. Detailed description of the anticipated use of Berea collections.
Please discuss specific collection material and their relevance to the
4. Anticipated research outcomes (e.g., teaching, print publication,
web-based resources).
5. The length of time needed for the project (one month minimum, two
months maximum), and preferred dates of residence. The duration of award
is requested by the candidate, but the final decision is made by the
Fellowship Committee.
6. Three letters of recommendation from colleagues familiar with the
applicant's work and who are qualified to judge the proposal. For
graduate degree candidates, the recommendations must include those of the
professor directing the applicant's research and the department chair.
Applicants are responsible for contacting all persons providing

For information about Berea's Sound Archives and other traditional music
collections, see

For additional information about Berea's Appalachian Sound Archives
Fellowships, see

Proposals or inquires should be sent to

Harry Rice
Special Collections & Archives
Berea College, Berea, KY 40404

(personal note - this is the friendliest place I have ever been, the whole town. And the neatest school!)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Free online conference - Archives and Technology Unconference

Fast-paced, forward-looking, and free!

The Archives and Technology Unconference (TAATU) is a one-day free event loosely (and I use the term in its broadest sense) connected with the Annual ACA Conference. All you have to do to register is create an account on the wiki site (see link below), click on the EDIT tab, and add your name to the list at the TAATU wiki. Once that minor hurdle is past you will have the opportunity to visit the iSchool, which is providing the space for the event, on the lovely downtown campus of the University of Toronto.

But that's not all. You also get to vote on the t-shirt design and sign up for a fast-paced activity: design a battledeck (Powerpoint karaoke) or prepare a lightning talk (max 5 minutes/3 slides - we really mean it this time!). Here's your chance to talk about the technology you use or want to use and hear others do the same.

Click to the wiki. (You know you want to.)

See you in Toronto!

Jonathan Dorey
Traducteur agréé / Certified Translator, OTTIAQ
Étudiant au doctorat / Doctoral student – Information Studies, McGill
MBSI / MLIS – Archives, McGill


Independent Media Arts Preservation [IMAP]
presents a workshop on


Co-sponsored with New York Metropolitan Library Council [METRO]

Monday, June 6, 2011
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
If content on analog videotape is to survive for the long term, the tapes must be digitized - moved from the unstable magnetic media on which the content is currently held, into the digital realm where - in theory - they can be preserved indefinitely and migrated forward as files rather than physical objects.

Digitization, however, means more than simply selecting a destination file format. It requires a series of decisions that will determine the long-term viability of files created - and thus of the valuable video content.

Workshop topics include: basic digital file creation, preservation and access file formats and codecs, software, storage and trusted digital repositories, workflows for digitization, and technical and preservation metadata. In addition, participants will examine case studies of small and large-scale digitization projects in order to understand real-world applications of principles introduced in the workshop.
Linda Tadic consults and lectures in areas of digital asset management, audiovisual and digital preservation, and metadata. She is Executive Director of the Audiovisual Archive Network [], and an adjunct professor in New York University’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation graduate degree program, teaching two core courses: Collection Management and Access to Moving Image Collections.

Ms. Tadic's over 25 years experience working with and managing audiovisual, digital, and broadcasting collections includes positions of Manager of the Digital Library at Home Box Office [HBO] and Director of the Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection at University of Georgia. She is past Director of Operations for ARTstor.
METRO Training Center
57 East 11th Street - 4th floor
New York, NY 10003

Workshop fee and registration
$100 IMAP and METRO members
$150 non-members
$50 artists and students

Pre-payment is required with registration. Space is limited.


CFP - VuStuff II: Scholarship, technology, and openness

VuStuff II: Scholarship, technology, and openness - Call for Papers

The call for papers has just been announced:

Call for Papers

VuStuff is an annual conference on the intersection between scholarship and technology, held at Villanova University's Falvey Memorial Library. This year's conference, VuStuff II, will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. The theme for this year is "openness."

VuStuff seeks presentations on scholarly communication, archives, technology, digital humanities, digital libraries, new media, open access, or any aspect relating to the above. Presentations will be 20 minutes, followed by a brief Q&A.

Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words, with a cover sheet listing your name, title and institution. Submissions may be emailed to

The deadline for submissions is Sept. 1, 2011.

Submissions will automatically be entered to win the annual VuStuff Award. The VuStuff Award, aka the "Vuie," is meant to recognize the generation of significant work embodying the ideals of intersecting academic scholarship and digital technology.

For more information, please visit

CFP - Marketing Methods for Libraries

Marketing Methods for Libraries

Book Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc.

Co-editor: Carol Smallwood, editor/co-editor of several anthologies such as The
Frugal Librarian: Thriving in Tough Economic Times, American Library
Association, 2011

Co-editor: Vera Gubnitskaia, Orange County Library System, Orlando, Florida;
contributor to Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook (ALA
Editions, 2010)

Co-editor: Kerol Harrod, Denton Public Library, Denton, Texas; writer/producer
of the award-winning, Library Larry’s Big Day; winner of 2011 Texas Library
Association Public Relations Branding Iron Award for speechwriting.

Chapters sought from U.S. practicing librarians for an anthology by practicing
academic, public, school, special librarians sharing practical know-how about
alerting the public what libraries contribute, why they deserve support even in
tight economic times.

Possible topics: working with the media; National Library Week Activities;
library newsletters; community outreach; service organization participation;
holding political office; online promotion, and social networking; working with
elected local/state officials; holding open house.

Concise, how-to chapters using bullets, headings, based on experience to help
colleagues promote their library. No previously published, simultaneously
submitted material. Up to three co-authors/one complimentary copy per chapter
as compensation; 3,000-4,000 words.

Please e-mail 2-3 topics each described in 2-3 sentences by June 8, 2011 with
brief biography sketch(s). Please place MARKETING/your name on the subject

Conference - Kentucky Council on Archives

Spring Meeting
Kentucky Council on Archives
Friday, May 20, 2011
Genealogical Research Library
Sons of the American Revolution
809 West Main Street

8:30 – 9:00
9:00 – 9:15
Welcome and Introductions
9:15 – 10:00
Deconstructing More Product, Less Process as a Processing
Methodology: Practical and Ethical Considerations
Mark Wetherington, University of Kentucky
Jeff Suchanek, University of Kentucky
10:00 – 10:15
10:15 – 11:30
Content, Context and Cost Analysis
Andrew McGraw, Project Archivist, University of Kentucky
Katie Henningsen, Access Archivist, University of Kentucky
Emily Symonds, Metadata Librarian, University of Louisville
11:30 – 1:00
Lunch and Business Meeting
1:00 – 1:30
Student Presentation
Allison Sperry, University of Kentucky
Ida Sell, University of Kentucky
1:30 – 2:30
MPLP: A “Good Enough” Approach to Managing Archives and Special
Dennis Meissner
2:30 – 3:00
SHRAB Report
Barbara Teague, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives
3:00 – 4:00
Tour of Sons of the American Revolution Library

Donna Baker, Head, Special Collections and Archives
Morehead State University, Camden-Carroll Library
Morehead, KY 40351
Make checks payable to: Kentucky Council on Archives

Conference -Chinese American Librarians Association Midwest

Please consider attending the Chinese American Librarians Association Midwest Chapter 2011 Annual Conference on May 21st Saturday at the Indiana University Southeast Library, New Albany Indiana. This conference welcomes people from a wide variety of backgrounds and there is still time to register. There are five reasons the conference planning committee invites you to attend:

1. Learn and get informed of the new trends in libraries.

The conference has a line-up of trendy presentations, from projects to case studies, from knowledge management to information access, from supporting faculty and students to discussion on social media marketing. Check out the detailed program on the Midwest Chapter website.

2. Network with professional librarians and build personal and professional relationships

3. There is still time to apply for the student travel fund.

Please contact Mingyan Li for details. The travel fund will cover your registration fee, transportation and accommodation.

4. The rate for overnight lodge is only $15 for students.

Or if you drive on that day, IU Southeast is only one and a half hours away from Lexington.

5. Southern Indiana/Louisville is worth of visiting and having fun.

Prizes! We have several drawings throughout the program; prizes include gift cards from iTunes, Starbucks, Marathon and more!

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you on May 21 at the beautiful Indiana University Southeast campus!

Thank you!

Hong Cheng

Instruction/Reference Librarian

Indiana University Southeast

(812) 941-2209

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Workshop - Forever is a Long Time: Preservation Planning for Digital Collections

ASCLA's upcoming workshop “Forever is a Long Time: Preservation Planning for Digital Collections” will introduce participants to digital preservation standards and best practices, digital preservation planning, how risk assessment can be used in planning, and case studies of implementable solutions.

The event will be held Friday, June 24, 2011, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in New Orleans in conjunction with the ALA Annual Conference.

Faculty include: Katherine Skinner, Educopia Institute and MetaArchive Cooperative; Tom Clareson, LYRASIS; and Liz Bishoff, The Bishoff Group

Advance registration prices are available through May 13, and start at $175 for ASCLA members.

More information is available at the ASCLA website.

Register now at (login required).

For more information contact:

Liz Bishoff

The Bishoff Group LLC

31157 Lewis Ridge

Evergreen CO 80439




Web Seminars
May 12 – early discount available through May 9!
ARCHON™…Making it work for you!

June 16 – early discount available through June 13!
Train the Trainer: Building a Successful Continuing Education Course (workshops and seminars)

Save the dates!
July 7 - Archivists’ Toolkit™: Shortening the Path from Accession to Researcher
July 21 - EAD Tips and Tricks: Repurposing EAD with XSLT

Decorah, Iowa: May 24-25
Implementing DACS in Integrated Content Management Systems: Using Archon

Beaver Island, Michigan: June 13
Implementing "More Product, Less Process" [Haven’t made your vacation plans yet? Consider visiting breathtaking Beaver Island in Michigan! Combine an ideal vacation with great education!]

Chicago: June 16-17
Arrangement and Description of Manuscript Collections

Houghton, Michigan: June 30-July 1, 2011
Encoded Archival Description

Chicago Pre-conference Workshops – combine them with the annual meeting or pick just one!
August 21 – Describing Archives: A Content Standard
August 21 & 22 – Understanding Archives: An Introduction to Principles and Practices
August 22 – New SAA Standard: Encoded Archival Context – Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families (EAC-DPF)
August 22 – Designing Archives-Produced Podcasts
August 22 – Implementing “More Product, Less Process”
August 22 & 23 – Encoded Archival Description
August 22 & 23 – Implementing DACS in Integrated Content Management Systems: Using the Archivists’ Toolkit™
August 23 – Raising Private Monies to Support Archival Programs
August 23 – Creating Online Exhibits: New Ways to Reach Out, Advocate, and Publicize Your Collections and Services
August 23 – Measuring $s & ₵s: A Tool for Archival Outreach and Advocacy
August 23 – Preserving Digital Archives: Concepts and Competencies

Can't Travel?
Register for one or more of SAA's Online On-Demand Web Seminars! You'll be given access to the presentation for two months, and learn at your own pace in your home or office. To browse SAA's Web Seminars that are now available for purchase as audio CDs, please visit the SAA Bookstore.

Did You Know?
All of SAA's face-to-face workshops are submitted to the Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA) for continuing education credits.

Contact us at (toll free) at (866) 788-7858 or

Workshops - Society of Southwest Archivists

There's still time to register for one of the workshops that the Society of Southwest Archivists is hosting in Little Rock, Arkansas, before their annual meeting. On Tues. and Wed. May 17-18 is Emergency Management for Archivists, brought to you by the Society of American Archivists. On Wed. May 18 are the SSA-sponsored workshops, Oral History on a Budget and Digital Archives Systems and Applications.

Go to for more information (click on "Preliminary Program Schedule"). If you are planning on attending the conference but have not registered yet, you can register for a workshop on the same form as the conference, also accessible from this page.

If you have already registered for the conference but would like to register for a workshop, please contact Linda Pine, or Joel Minor, to receive a registration form.

Workshop - Collecting Repositories and E-Records Workshop

CREW: Collecting Repositories and E-Records Workshop
Chicago, Illinois - Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Organized by AIMS Project Partners (University of Virginia, Yale
University, Stanford University and University of Hull)

Funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation


As part of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded AIMS Project
("Born-Digital Collections: An Inter-Institutional Model for
Stewardship"), the project's partners are organizing a workshop
regarding born-digital archival material in collecting repositories. The
workshop will provide an opportunity for archivists and technologists to
discuss issues related to collection development, accessioning,
appraisal, arrangement and description, discovery and access, and
preservation of these materials. We also hope to provide hands-on
opportunities for investigating some of the tools and software that
the AIMS Project has used. The workshop is being scheduled to coincide
with the week of the annual meeting of the Society of American
Archivists in Chicago, Illinois.

The workshop will also complement the AIMS Project partners’ special
focus session during the SAA annual meeting, to be held on Saturday,
August 27, at 8:00 AM (Session 502: "Born-Digital Archives in Collecting
Repositories: Turning Challenges into Byte-Size Opportunities").


Potential attendees at this workshop should have some experience
working in a collecting repository with contemporary collections, and
ideally have some knowledge of or experience with electronic records.
Registration will be available to anyone, on a first come, first served
basis. There will be no charge for registration.


Tuesday, August 23, 2011
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Hotel Palomar Chicago
505 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Hotel Palomar is located a half-mile from the Hyatt Regency Chicago on
the Riverwalk, which is the location of the Society of American
Archivists meeting.


A link to registration will be sent in advance of the event. There will be no
charge for registration.


The University of Virginia Library, in partnership with Stanford
University, the University of Hull, and Yale University have been funded
by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for "Born Digital Collections: An
Inter-Institutional Model for Stewardship (AIMS). Over a two-year
project period (October 2009 - October 2011), project partners will
create an inter-institutional framework for stewarding born-digital
content. The group plans to process and preserve thirteen born-digital
collections of noteworthy individuals and/or organizations and make them
discoverable via Hydra, a Fedora-based solution, which can easily be
installed and implemented by other institutions. A cohort of digital
archivists has been established with a mandate to engender a digital
archivist community of professionals both nationally and
internationally, and they will disseminate broadly the lessons learned
from the real work of processing and preserving a varied range of
born-digital collections.

More information on the AIMS Project can be found on the project's
website at and on Born-Digital
Archives, the project's blog, at

CFP - Practical Academic Librarianship

Call for Papers for Practical Academic Librarianship: The International Journal of the SLA Academic Division

Please forward to interested parties. Authors are not required to be members of SLA.

Practical Academic Librarianship (PAL) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal for all academic librarians and information professionals serving academic departments or affiliated institutions including centers, institutes, specialized collections, and special units within or related toacademic units. Well-written manuscripts that are of interest to these communities will be considered, including: implementation of new initiatives and best practices; original and significant research findings with practical applications; analysis of issues and trends; descriptive narratives of successful and unsuccessful ventures; and examination of the role of libraries in meeting specialized client needs.

PAL publishes items as soon as they are ready by adding articles to the "current" volume's Table of Contents. The journal publishes two issues a year. The first issue runs January 1 - June 30 and the second issue runs July 1 - December 31. Our inaugural issue can be accessed at

The Journal publishes two categories of works:

· Peer reviewed research papers (original research): not more than 25 single-spaced pages

· Think pieces (intended to spur discussion, not blind peer-reviewed): 3-15 single-spaced pages

Authors need to register ( with the journal prior to submitting, or if already registered can simply log in and begin the 5 step process.

Our journal is hosted by the Texas Digital Library. Please note, those not from a Texas institution, can create an account on the right-hand side of the page.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Online classes - LYRASIS Professional Development

2nd Friday Series

LYRASIS Professional Development invites you to join us in our virtual librarian’s lounge every 2nd Friday scheduled from 12:30 – 2:00 pm (EST). During each session, you will be given the opportunity to connect with your peers, discuss the hottest topics, and share best practices

Cost per individual:
Member Cost: $25 per session
Non-Member Cost: $35 per session

Get 5 sessions for only $95! Register for 5 upcoming 2nd Friday Series Sessions and get $30 OFF!

Please contact Alexis Johnson to take advantage of this great discount!

Upcoming 2nd Friday Series Sessions:

May 13, 2011: Free eBooks for Everybody
During this session, participants will learn how to effectively use their existing eBook collections. Russell Palmer, LYRASIS Professional Development Librarian, will share free eBook resources beneficial to all types of library users.

June 10, 2011: RDA in a Nutshell

There has been quite a bit discussion about Resource Description and Access (RDA). This session will provide an overview of the essentials of RDA and FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records), as well as the highlight some of the differences in cataloging practice RDA would introduce. Due to the nature of how RDA may affect libaries, this is a repeat of the April session.

July 8, 2011: LYRASIS Program Exchange

Participants will hear and exchange ideas on Pop Culture, and how it’s a cornerstone of excellent library collections, services, and developing and hosting unique programs and events patrons and students will find appealing.

August 12, 2011: Dream Service for Nightmare Patrons
The “problem patron” is an unfortunate character type in the library culture. This session will highlight key principles and strategies to help you avoid most problematic customer-service situations.

September 9, 2011: Floating Collections: Freeing or Frightening?
Participants will learn what “floating” means for patrons and staff, as well as highlight ideas for revitalizing circulation, collections, and floating collections. Successful approaches to moving resources will also be discussed.



Educational Services Librarian

404.892.0943 x3848


1438 West Peachtree Street NW

Suite 200

Atlanta, GA 30309

Toll Free: 1.800.999.8558

Fax: 404.892.7879

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

CFP - 15th Distance Library Services Conference

CFP: 15th Distance Library Services Conference

The Fifteenth Distance Library Services Conference (Memphis, TN, April 18-20, 2012) is an opportunity to present your research, knowledge and experience to your peers. All professional, faculty, administrative, and staff members who are involved in providing library services for students at a distance are invited to submit. The proceedings will be published separately and featured in special issues of the Journal of Library Administration.

To submit a proposal, complete the online proposal form. The deadline for submission is September 16, 2011.

Full info at

Internship - Atwood Resource Center

Summer Internship Opportunity

WHEN: 9 weeks, June - September 2011, start and end dates are flexible.
Work schedule will be Tuesday - Saturday.

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

WHAT: The Atwood Resource Center is seeking enthusiastic applicants for this year's William E. Davis Internship. This summer internship position is funded by the Cook Inlet Historical Society and the Anchorage Museum Association. The recipient will receive a stipend of $3000. Formal training will include assisting with library and archival work, including processing and describing photograph collections, creating finding aids, and reference services.

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


Please send a completed application with a resume and a letter describing your interest in the position, to Jacquelyn B. Hoflich, SPHR, Human Resource Director, Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, 625 C Street, Anchorage, AK, 99501; by fax: (907) 929-9216, or e-mail: Applications can be found on our website at (, or please call (907) 929-9217 to have one emailed, faxed or mailed to you. All resumes must be accompanied by a completed application.

DEADLINE: Applications must be received by June 17, 2011.

Sara J. Piasecki
Photo Archivist
Bob and Evangeline Atwood Alaska Resource Center
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
625 C Street
Anchorage, AK 99501
907-929-9234 (office)
907-929-9233 (fax)

Internship - Jerry Bruckheimer Films

Jerry Bruckheimer Films in Santa Monica, CA is looking for archive interns
for Summer 2011. Candidates must be able to start in June 2011, but have
the opportunity to begin at the end of May. Interns will assist the
archivist in day-to-day activities in addition to other projects. Interns
will gain experience in cataloging, organizing archival material and
processing materials for the digital collection.


- Must be enrolled in a Master’s Degree program in either Library &
Information Science or Moving Image Archiving.
- Must receive academic credit for internship.
- Knowledge of contemporary archival practices, policies, and procedures.

- Demonstrated analytical and research skills.
- Ability to work independently and exercise initiative, discretion, and
- Ability to work harmoniously and effectively with others.
- Experience utilizing digital reproduction technologies such as scanners
and digital cameras for preservation.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, File Maker Pro, and Adobe

Please send resumes to and reference
Archive Internship in the subject line. Please have application in no later
than May 16, 2011.