Tuesday, June 28, 2011

CFP - Distance Library Services Conference

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.

Online workshop - ADVANCED LICENSING: Copyrights Translated into Contractual Rights

ADVANCED LICENSING: Copyrights Translated into Contractual Rights (4
Dates: July 11 - August 5, 2011.
Instructor: Trisha Davis, M.L.I.S.

Description: Join educator Trisha Davis as she shares her knowledge and
experience with licensing of electronic resources and copyright issues,
developed both inside and outside of university classrooms and
libraries. It also seeks both to address more complex rights issues as
well as to introduce new standards and best practices for those who
already have some experience in the field of licensing. Learn more...

Become a member of the Center for Intellectual Property or renew your
membership by August 8, 2011, and you can hear multiple perspectives on
the current debate about institutional use of streaming media for FREE:.

A Discussion of the AIME v. UCLA Case in Three Acts.
~ Act I, August 10, 2011, 1-2 PM ET.
with Brandon Butler, J.D., Association of Research Libraries.
~ Act II, August 17, 2011, 1-2 PM ET.
with Christopher A. Mohr, J.D., Meyer, Klipper & Mohr PLLC.
~ Act III, August 24, 2011, 1-2 PM ET.
with Peggy Hoon, J.D., Virtual Scholar in Residence, CIP.
SERIES COST: Free with New Membership!.


~ Membership. Use your individual or institutional membership to save
20% today and on future courses along with a wealth of additional member
benefits like free access to the 2011 Member Drive Series (details

Olga Francois, Assistant Director.
Center for Intellectual Property - Largo Academic Center.
240-684-2803 | 3501 University Boulevard East | Adelphi | MD | 20783.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Conference - Brick and Click Libraries

Brick and Click Libraries:


November 4, 2011

Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri

To Register: http://bit.ly/BCccard

“Brick and Click” offers a wide variety of content for a reasonable price ($135). Presentation topics include transliteracy, library as a place, promoting/marketing resources and services, embedded librarianship, flexible staffing, combining service points, mobile technologies.

See the full program of session descriptions and presenters athttp://bit.ly/BCsessions

Comments from last year's attendees (used with permission):

+Accessible, turn-key ideas for immediate use at my library. There were several presentation in each session in which I was interested, made it hard to pick, but easy to stay engaged.

+Really down to earth, practical ideas

+The conferences is a tremendous value- very high quality presentations on topics of immediate relevance, packed into a short time frame, at a very affordable cost


Symposium - Mid-South E-Resources Symposium

Registration is now open for the Mid-South E-Resources Symposium and Mississippi State University Libraries Emerging Technologies Summit being held at Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS on August 11-12, 2011. Both of these day-long conferences present a valuable professional growth opportunity for anyone involved in developing, maintaining and assessing a library’s electronic and technological resources. Register for both conferences and receive a 20% discount; NASIG members receive an additional discount.

Mid-South E-Resources Symposium

Thursday, August 11th


The Symposium will host keynote speaker Matt Goldner, Product and Technology Advocate at OCLC, who will discuss cloud computing and the future of libraries. Come join us for this gathering of librarians, library staff, and library science students, featuring a focused symposium on the use and management of electronic resources in libraries. This event provides a unique and affordable opportunity to enhance knowledge of issues surrounding the acquisition, operation, collection and management of e-resources in libraries today.

MSU Libraries Emerging Technologies Summit

Friday, August 12th


Are you wondering what iPads, wireless drone quadricopters, jQTouch, and Jog the Web have in common? Come meet our Steal-this-Idea speakers at the Summit and find out how they are using these technologies and more to keep our libraries innovative and relevant. Aaron Schmidt, design expert and UX guru, will provide the touchstone for our discussions, sharing his expertise in creating (good) user experience on the web.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

CFP - Virtual Worlds in Online and Distance Education

Call for Chapters: Virtual Worlds in Online and Distance Education

Chapter proposals are invited for an edited book on Virtual Worlds in Online and Distance Education, to be published by Athabasca University Press as part of Terry Anderson's Issues in Distance Education series. The book's scope will encompass the use of virtual worlds for fully online/distance and blended modes of education in post-secondary settings across the globe. There will be two types of chapters, namely chapters addressing specific themes and issues (5,000-8,000 words) and chapters reporting on case studies (2,000-4,000 words).

The Call for Proposals is available online at the following web site:


The key dates are as follows:

- July 22, 2011 - one to two-page proposals due
- August 19, 2011 - authors notified as to the status of their proposals
- November 18, 2011 - full chapter manuscripts due
- January 27, 2012 - results of manuscript review process made available to authors
- February 24, 2012 - revised chapter manuscripts due
- late 2012 - publication of book in both print and online (open access) formats

Queries and expressions of interest can be directed to the editors, Sue Gregory, Mark J. W. Lee, Barney Dalgarno and Belinda Tynan at virtualworldsinODE@gmail.com. Please also feel free to share this information with others who you think might be interested.

Kind regards,

Sue Gregory
Lecturer, School of Education, University of New England Chair, Australia & New Zealand Virtual Worlds Working Group

Mark J. W. Lee
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Education, Charles Sturt University Adjunct Senior Lecturer, DEHub Research Institute, University of New England

Barney Dalgarno
Associate Professor, School of Education, Charles Sturt University

Belinda Tynan
Professor and Academic Director, Faculty of the Professions, and Director, DEHub Research Institute, University of New England

CFP - Music Reference Services Quarterly

Call For Papers: Music Reference Services Quarterly

Editors are inviting articles for the Music Reference Services Quarterly, a peer-reviewed journal published by Taylor & Francis. Submission deadline for papers to be considered for volume 14 issue 4 is July 15, 2011. Articles should fall within the scope of music librarianship in
any of the following categories:

* administration and management
* bibliographic instruction
* collection development
* digital audio delivery
* electronic resources
* facilities
* music librarianship education
* preservation of music materials
* reference services
* cataloging
* bibliographies involving printed music and audio-visual materials

Conference presentations and poster sessions that would be appropriate to expand as a journal article within the scope of Music Reference Services Quarterly are welcome. No previously published, simultaneously submitted material will be considered. For additional information and a description of the review process, Music Reference Services Quarterly contributor guidelines may be found at: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=t792306936~tab=submit~mode=paper_submission_instructions
All papers should be emailed to Ana Dubnjakovic (ana@mailbox.sc.edu) and Michelle Hahn (mhahn@mail.smu.edu).

Ana Dubnjakovic
Head, Music Library
University of South Carolina
813 Assembly Street, Room 208
Columbia, SC 29208
Ph: 803 777 5425

CFP - Social Information Research

CFP: Emerald’s Library and Information Science book series special volume Social Information Research

Proposal submission deadline: August 15, 2011
Accepted full chapters deadline: December 15, 2011

Professor Gunilla Widén (gwiden@abo.fi) and Dr. Kim Holmberg (kholmber@abo.fi)
Department of Information Studies, Åbo Akademi university, Finland

The Library and Information Science book series announces a call for papers on topics related to Social Information Research. We seek conceptual, analytical and empirical papers covering the newest and most innovative approaches to the study of this theme.

Online information and social information that we receive from and create together with our social networks are becoming increasingly important both in our everyday lives as well as our professional lives. Social information has in many ways a great impact on our information behaviour as we receive information and recommendations from our networks and our friends are being used as part of ranking algorithms by various information services. There are many possible angles and layers in studying social aspects in information science and it is important to coordinate these aspects.

We can study the social context of information creation and dissemination both as human group behaviour as well as through the tools and technological innovations supporting networking activities. We can study social information behaviour as part of information behaviour (IB) but also more precisely through e.g. social information retrieval, social search, social bookmarking and other social recommendation systems, and co-creation of information.

The purpose of this book is to collect current research representing these and other aspects of social information with emphasis on the new innovations supporting today’s information behaviour. This is a cutting edge topic where several relevant disciplines are combined (information science, social media and business organization). There are a lot of assumptions about how the social and interactive web will affect our information behaviour but few publications based on research. The aim of the book is to present the kaleidoscope of social information.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following: social creation of information, online information dissemination, online social networks and/or social networking in relation to information dissemination and creation, social information retrieval, social search, social bookmarking and other social recommendation systems, social information management and/or knowledge management and social media in relation to information science research.

Submission procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit a 1-2 page chapter proposal by August 15, 2011. Authors will be notified of the status of their proposal by September 15, 2011. Full chapters (7500–9000 words) are expected to be submitted by December 15, 2011. All submitted manuscripts will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Final revised manuscripts are due on March 31, 2012.
Proposals and manuscripts should be sent electronically to both of the editors Gunilla Widén (gwiden@abo.fi) and Kim Holmberg (kholmber@abo.fi). Submissions must be in either Word or PDF format.
Complete author guidelines are available at: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/products/ebookseries/author_guidelines.htm

About the Library and Information Science book series
The Library and Information Science Series solicits and publishes edited and non-edited manuscripts on all theoretical and practical aspects in the creation, distribution, location, acquisition, organization, retrieval, and management of information. New ways for creating, distributing, organising and using digital information have emerged including content production, user and organisational issues. The Library and Information Science Series aims to publish leading edge monographs with new theories, models, research developments, and organizational and management issues.

The Library and Information Science book series covers new and important topical research and professional issues in the field. Selected topics also provide a bridge between current theoretical developments and the research interests of applied researchers in information science, libraries, information professions, information industry and related disciplines.

The Library and Information Science book series essential reading for academics, researchers and practitioners who are involved in information science and librarianship research, and eager to keep up with the latest research findings and trends.

CFP - Cataloging Collaborations and Partnerships

CCQ call for papers: Cataloging Collaborations and Partnerships

A special issue of Cataloging & Classification Quarterly will be devoted to an exploration of how cataloging units or organizations have partnered or collaborated with others to address the changing needs of their customers.

The guest editor invites submissions from professionals in cataloging and metadata, as well as other related disciplines. Submissions by authors outside North America are encouraged.


Case studies, historical surveys and research studies are all of interest. Topics of interest include but are not restricted to:
• Collaborations with vendors or utilities
• Collaborations with other libraries or consortia
• Collaborations between public and academic library cataloging units
• Collaborative development of new systems
• Collaborative development of standards
• International collaborative efforts
• Assessment of collaborative efforts
• Advantages and disadvantages of collaboration
• Costs/benefits of collaboration

• Abstract (up to 300 words) due to rlm31@psu.edu by July 31, 2011
• Notification of appropriateness: August 31, 2011
• Manuscript submission: February 28, 2012
• Notification of acceptance/rejection: April 30, 2012
• Final papers due: June 30, 2012

Rebecca L. Mugridge, Head, Cataloging and Metadata Services, The Pennsylvania State University

*/Cataloging & Classification Quarterly/* emphasizes full-length research and review articles, descriptions of new programs and technology relevant to cataloging and classification, considered speculative articles on improved methods of bibliographic control for the future , and solicited book reviews. Articles are refereed.
Instructions for authors can be found at: http://www.informaworld.com/0163-9374.

Rebecca L. (Mugridge) MacIntosh
Head, Cataloging and Metadata Services
Penn State University Libraries
126 Paterno Library
University Park PA 16802
phone: 814-865-1850
fax: 814-863-7293
email: rlm31@psu.edu

CFP - Recent Developments in the Design, Construction and Evaluation of Digital Libraries

Recent Developments in the Design, Construction and Evaluation of Digital Libraries

A book edited by Dr. Colleen Cool and Dr. Kwong Bor Ng

Queens College, City University of New York


Over the past two decades there has been an evolutionary change in the world of libraries from mostly print based collections to today's current environment in which the phrase digital library is no longer new, but rather, is synonymous with library itself. Scholars and practicing librarians continually grapple with issues and challenges as the digital library continues to evolve and change the library landscape. Chapters in this volume will address recent developments in the design, construction and evaluation of digital libraries in a variety of library environments.

Emphasis will be on practical strategies and lessons learned from real world case studies. A context for understanding current trends will be created by an introductory historical framework that discusses the evolution of digital libraries and a unifying framework that looks at digital library users, content and evaluation. Authors will include academics and practicing professionals, with strong representation from the international community.


This volume will include the diverse writings of designers, content builders and valuation specialists in the digital libraries arena, in order that scholars and practitioners have a unified and better understanding of this multifaceted topic area. This work will inform both theory and practice, with the following objectives:

• Presenting a critical analysis of the subject to assist faculty and practicing librarians;

• Presenting case studies displaying innovation and creative use of technology in libraries in and outside of the United States?

• Bringing to the attention of scholars and practitioners the global perspectives on digital libraries represented in these practical case studies;

• Synthesizing current approaches to the evaluation of digital libraries, from both user and system oriented approaches;

Target Audience

The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and researchers working in the field of digital libraries and electronic archives. Moreover, this book will provide faculty and graduate students in LIS programs a thorough and comprehensive reference for teaching and learning of the growing area of digital librarianship.

Recommended topics discussed in the case studies include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Competing concepts of the digital library

• Essential components of a digital library

• Evaluation metrics and library services of digital library

• Approaches to user-centered digital library design, lessons learned and challenges ahead

• For whom are digital libraries being created, and for what purpose?

• Digital libraries for Individuals, Communities and Societies

• Digital collection building, collection development policy and content management

• Techniques for creating collections

• Traditional and novel methods for evaluating digital libraries from system-oriented and user-centric perspectives

• Library services in digital library environments

• Changes and future challenges in digital librarianship

Submission Procedure

Full chapters (7000+ words) are expected to be submitted by Aug 15, 2011. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global, publisher of the "Information Science Reference", as part of the book series, Advances in Library Information Science (ALIS), edited by Mirela Roncevic. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com.

Proposals for chapters should be sent to both:

Colleen Cool: colleen.cool@gmail.com

Kwong bor Ng: kwongbor@gmail.com

Friday, June 24, 2011

Free Workshop - Using the Data Curation Profile as a Means to Engage Researchers

Using the Data Curation Profile as a Means to Engage Researchers

Jake Carlson
Purdue University Libraries (Funding provided by IMLS)

Florida Southern College
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801

Friday July 15, 2011, 8:30am to 5:00pm

To Register
E-mail your name and complete contact information, including library or institution name, to Randall M. MacDonald (rmacdonald1@flsouthern.edu). Participation is limited to the first 30 registrants. Location details and directions will be forwarded upon registration. There is no cost to attend this workshop and lunch will be provided.

Academic Librarians and Data Curation Many in the library world believe librarians have an opportunity to play a vital role in development and stewardship of publicly accessible collections of research data sets, a process often referred to as data curation. However, working with data is a new, unfamiliar area for many librarians. The issues involved in identifying, selecting and managing data can be complex and confusing. There are few established roles, services or tools for librarians for interacting in this environment.

Data Curation Profile (DCP) Toolkit The Data Curation Profile (DCP) is a tool for librarians, and others, who want or need to gather information about data generated and used in research that may be published, shared, and archived for re-use and dissemination. The Data Curation Profile Toolkit is a set of inter-related resources designed to capture information about data generated by single scientists/scholars/labs based on their needs and preferences for these data. The DCP Toolkit can be used as a means for launching discussions between librarians and faculty, for exploring research data needs, and helping to plan for the development of data services. [Note: The Data Curation Profile is not a direct solution to a data management plan, nor a guide to curating data for ingest and archiving. However, it is a tool which may help facilitate these activities.]

Workshops With funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), a limited number of full day workshops will be presented at venues across the US throughout 2011. The scope of these workshops is to train participants in the application and use of the Data Curation Profile Toolkit. Workshop presenters provide pre- and post-tests, handouts, training and limited consultation during the workshop.

Goals The workshop will build the skills and abilities of information professionals to discuss data with researchers. Through learning about the application and use of the Data Curation Profiles, this workshop will provide participants with a broad understanding of data curation issues, especially as they relate to Libraries. This approach will provide librarians with a better understanding of where they fit in the data curation landscape, both generally and specifically at their institution.

Audience The intended audiences for this workshop are academic librarians of all kinds, special librarians at research facilities, archivists involved in the preservation of digital data, and those who support digital repositories. The workshop is primarily targeted at educating practicing librarians who need or want to participate in efforts to address data as a valuable research output, particularly for dissemination and/or repository collection.

Collaboration Workshop participants who complete a Data Curation Profile at their institution and submit it for publication on the Data Curation Profile website will be eligible for an expenses paid trip to present their work and experiences in developing and using Profiles at a symposium and wrap-up session in May of 2012 at Purdue University.

Awards - Travel, scholarship

Assn of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS) Annual Conference will take place in Cleveland, OH, from October 13-15, 2011. Please join us and here are several ways to apply for grants/scholarships:

John Philip Award - $300

The ABOS John Philip Award is given to recognize outstanding contributions and prominent leadership by an individual in Bookmobile and Outreach Services.
John Philip,known to all as "Mr. Bookmobile", spent his long and honorable career as an advocate of Bookmobile and Outreach Services. He is the "Father" of the National Bookmobile Conference which started in 1986 and has now evolved into the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services. Through his strong leadership and high profile advocacy Bookmobiles have been recognized as a viable library outreach service.

This award honors his dedication and tireless work and serves as a pinnacle for all Bookmobile and Outreach staff to aspire to reach.

Carol Combs Hole Travel Grant - Three (3) $500 travel grants
Carol Combs Hole provided exemplary leadership on behalf of libraries, bookmobile and outreach services throughout her 32 year career as a professional public librarian. She retired from distinguished service to the Alachua County Library District on March 1, 2006 and died on October 1, 2007.

The three (3) $500 travel grants include free conference registration and a stipend for his/her travel expenses and/or accommodations for the conference. The winners automatically will be registered for the conference. Carol Hole Award winners will be notified by August 7, 2011.

Bernard Vavrek Scholarship - $1,000

In order to contribute to the education and training of library staff working in the area of bookmobile and outreach services, ABOS has created the Bernard Vavrek Scholarship.

It will be awarded annually to a student who has been accepted into or is currently enrolled in a Library and/or Information Science graduate degree program, and who is interested in this particular field within the library profession. A check will be sent directly to the ALA accredited library school where the applicant is currently enrolled to be applied to the next term of study.

Dr. Bernard Vavrek, Professor of Library Science and Chair of the Library Science Department at Clarion University, recently retired after teaching at Clarion from 1971-2008. He co-founded with John Philip the “Great American Bookmobile Conference” running it for many years until ABOS was formed and took over management of the conference. This scholarship honors Dr. Vavrek’s profound commitment to library

Check out the ABOS website: www.abos-outreach.org then Awards to apply. Application deadline for all awards is August 1, 2011.

Cindy McFadden

Outreach Services Coordinator/Supervisor

Mobile Library Svcs, Homebound Svcs and Language Svcs

Arapahoe Library District

5955 S. Holly St

Centennial, CO 80121


720-278-4381 cell

303-741-9599 fax



twitter: @cinhicks

CFP - Technology for Small and One-Person Libraries

Call for Chapter Proposals
Technology for Small and One-Person Libraries: A LITA Guide
Editors – Rene Erlandson and Rachl Erb

Send proposals to: tech4smalland1personlibraries@gmail.com

Rene and Rachel have a contract with Neal-Schuman to develop a LITA Guide for
librarians and staff working in small or one-person libraries. This book will
provide librarians who have little background with technology the foundations
to successfully manage technology and introduce and support technology based
initiatives in their libraries. This timely book will introduce technology
concepts and provide best practices, tips and examples to implement each
technology topic covered within the book.

We would like proposals from potential authors for the following chapters:
• Hardware/Software
• Infrastructure/Networking
• Integrated Library Systems
• Digital Collections
• Finding Help and Keeping Up With Emerging Technology in Libraries

PROPOSALS (more details available @ http://bit.ly/kCMvu0 )

Proposals are due to us by July 15, 2011. Final accepted chapters will be due
to us by October 15, 2011. The publication date is currently set for 2012.
Chapters must be unique to this book, if you have published an article about
the aspect of technology your chapter will cover, your chapter cannot be a
rehash of the same topic. Workshops and presentations are fine as a basis for
a chapter.

****See Website http://bit.ly/kCMvu0 for more details.
Send questions to: tech4smalland1personlibraries@gmail.com

Research Fellow opportunity @ Inter-American Development Bank

Research Fellow
Knowledge Management Division
Inter-American Development Bank

Support activities related to the development, maintenance, and improvement of the IDB’s Bank Repository of Institutional Knowledge (BRIK), a user-friendly web based platform for the consolidation and enhanced dissemination of knowledge products.
Activities and Responsibilities

· Identify knowledge products to be included in BRIK collections.

· Perform quality control of document metadata, adhering to defined standards and procedures.

· Compile and analyze data on the accessibility and visibility of knowledge products, using developed metrics framework.

· Support users with questions related to ingest and use of BRIK, including providing hands-on training where necessary.

· Draft content for communication and teaching purposes as required.

· Responsible for keeping Repository Project web Portal up to date and providing feedback.

· Other activities as assigned, in support of KNM staff person responsible for coordination of the IKR project.


· Research Fellow should have completed, or currently be pursuing, a master’s degree in one of these areas: Economics (Macro or Development a plus), Latin American Studies, Library Sciences, Information Sciences, Knowledge Management, or a related discipline.

· Proficient in both Spanish and English, written and spoken. Portuguese and/or French a plus.

· Highly proficient in conducting internet research and utilizing current web technology, etc.

· Experience with taxonomy/vocabulary development, and knowledge of metadata schemas desired, but not required.

· Research Fellow must be detail-oriented and able to act independently and creatively.

· Should be comfortable dialoguing with and synthesizing for (orally and written) different levels of authority.

· Should be comfortable working in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment.
Contract and Work Location

One year beginning in July/August at Bank headquarters in Washington DC (1300 New York Ave).

Graduate students and recent graduates encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to Kyle Strand at kyles@iadb.org.

CFP - Jump-Start Your Career as a Digital Librarian: A LITA Guide

I am editing a book to be published by Neal-Schuman Publishers, entitled
"Jump-Start Your Career as a Digital Librarian: A LITA Guide". The
guide is intended for new and aspiring digital librarians, with a focus
on academic libraries. I'm seeking authors for the following chapter

1. So you want to be a digital technology librarian. What does
that mean?

2. Getting the most out of library school -- advice for the

3. Making a career shift -- advice for current librarians

4. Landing your first job

5. Digital technology: what you need to know

6. Managing digital projects

7. Making friends with metadata

8. Understanding the new scholarly publishing landscape

9. Collaboration in the digital age

10. Preserving the bits and bytes

11. Moving up in the world - furthering your career

My deadline for submitting the manuscript is December 31, 2011, with
publication presumably in 2012.

Please contact me if you are interested in contributing or would like
further information. Thanks for reading.

Jane Monson

Jane Monson
Digital Projects Librarian
Pickler Memorial Library
Truman State University
(660) 785-4539


Workshop - Book Collections: Maintenance and Repair

Book Collections: Maintenance and Repair August 29th - September 1st

Campbell Center is offering a hands-on workshop for those responsible for the care of circulating or frequently used library collections. The class is of particular relevance to those seeking an in-house option for repair and enclosure treatments. The intention of the course is to give Librarians, Archivists, and Museum professionals the conservation skills to make item level treatment decisions that complement the mission of their institution. Participants will learn to perform minor and higher level repair treatments, as well as a variety custom made enclosures. Participants are encouraged to bring books for analysis, treatment, and discussion.

Campbell Center is located in Mt. Carroll, Illinois about 2 1/2 hours West of Chicago and 2 hours South of Madison.

For more information about Campbell Center and to register go to http://www.campbellcenter.org/pages/pagesschedule2010.html

For more information and questions about this course please contact,

Miriam Nelson

E. Lingle Craig Preservation Lab

Indiana University

851 N. Range Road

Bloomington, IN 47408



Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Workshop- CREW: 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, and discovery
and access of these materials. 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 include
presentations on background work completed by the AIMS partners, case
studies, and dedicated time for discussion between all participants.

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


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.


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.


There is no charge for registration. However, enrollment in the
workshop will be limited to 45 participants on a first-come,
first-served basis. Depending on interest, attendance may also be
limited to one individual per institution or repository. Please note
that all attendees will be required to confirm their registration
approximately one month in advance of the workshop. **If you do not
confirm your registration, you will lose your spot in the workshop.**

The registration form is located at .


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


Please direct any questions to .

Mark A. Matienzo
Digital Archivist, Manuscripts and Archives
Yale University Library

Award - Arline Custer Memorial Award

Arline Custer Memorial Award
given by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC)
DEADLINE: July 31, 2011

Presented by the MARAC Arline Custer Memorial Award
this award honors the memory of Arline Custer (1909-1975), MARAC member and
editor of the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections.

The Arline Custer Memorial Award recognizes the best books and articles
written or compiled by individuals and institutions in the MARAC region –
the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York,
Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

Works under consideration include, but are not limited to, monographs,
popular narratives, reference works and exhibition catalogs using archival

Individuals or institutions may submit up to two works published between *July
2010* and *June 2011*.

Works must be relevant to the general public as well as the archival
community. They also should be original and well-researched using available
sources. In addition, they should be clearly presented, well-written and
organized. Visual materials, if used, should be appropriate to the text.

Preference will be given to works by archivists.

Up to two awards may be given, with a maximum value of $200.00 for books and
$100.00 for articles. The 2011 awards will be announced at the Fall 2011
Conference in Bethlehem, PA.
*How to submit an entry*

Please send two copies of each submission with a letter of nomination to the
Chair of the Arline Custer Memorial Award Committee:

Michele Lavoie

Arline Custer Award

136 Irving Street

Cambridge, MA 02138-1996

Email: mmtourney@gmail.com

* *
*Entries must be received by July 31, 2011

*Custer Award: http://www.marac.info/mc/page.do?sitePageId=93998*

Award - C. Herbert Finch Online Publication Award

C. Herbert Finch Online Publication Award
given by the Mid Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC)
DEADLINE: July 31, 2011

Presented by the MARAC Arline Custer Memorial Award
this award was established to honor the memory of C. Herbert Finch, former
Assistant Director of Cornell University Libraries, who died on April 27,

The C. Herbert Finch Award recognizes the best online publications devoted
to the promotion and use of archival materials, created by individuals or
institutions in the MARAC region – the District of Columbia, Delaware,
Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

Works under consideration include virtual exhibitions, web sites, and web
pages. An online publication that is primarily a finding aid is not
eligible for the Finch Award but may be nominated for the Finding Aid

To be eligible for the award, an online publication must have a stable
internet address and must have been published between *July 1, 2010*
*and*June 30, 2011


Submissions are judged on content, navigability, usability, functionality,
and site design. The committee encourages the submission of entries that
use a variety of media.

One award will be given with a maximum value of $250.00. The 2010 award
will be announced at the Fall 2011 Conference in Bethlehem, PA.

* *
*How to submit an entry*

Please send URLs for each submission with a letter of nomination (can be
submitted electronically) to the Chair of the Arline Custer Memorial

Michele Lavoie

Arline Custer Award

136 Irving Street

Cambridge, MA 02138-1996

Email: mmtourney@gmail.com

*Submissions must be received by July 31, 2011. *

Finch Award: http://www.marac.info/mc/page.do?sitePageId=93982

* Please note change in period of eligibility from previous years.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Conference - CCI Symposium


Adhesives and consolidants are important components of almost every
conservation treatment. Symposium 2011 will bring together
conservators and scientists from around the world to share their
practical and theoretical knowledge about the use of adhesives and
consolidants in all areas of conservation. The program will include a
mix of lectures, posters, tours, and demonstrations, along with
stimulating discussions. The information presented at the symposium
will help participants to make better-informed choices of adhesives
and consolidants for treatment applications.

Symposium 2011 is being hosted by the Canadian Conservation Institute
in partnership with Library and Archives Canada. It will be held at
395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, from October 17 to 21,
2011. The papers/talks will be presented in English or French with
simultaneous translation.

Preliminary Program
The preliminary lists of speakers, poster presenters, and
demonstrators are now available. Abstracts will be posted online in
May 2011.


for Symposium 2011 is now open.

For more information about Symposium 2011 contact:

Jane Down
Canadian Conservation Institute
1030 Innes Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0M5
tel: 613-998-3721 or 1-866-998-3721 (toll-free in Canada)
fax: 613-998-4721
e-mail: jane.down@pch.gc.ca

To keep informed about Symposium 2011, subscribe to CCI e-News.


CFP - Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship

Headed to ALA or another professional conference this summer? Please consider sending reports on programs dealing with electronic resources in libraries to the "E-Resource Round Up" column for volume 23, number 4 of the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship (JERL).

The "E-Resource Round Up" column is dedicated to helping JERL readers better understand topics related to the ever-changing world of electronic resources and their roles in libraries. It covers developments in the areas of new and emerging technologies and systems related to electronic resources and the digital environment; reports from professional discussion groups, meetings, presentations, and conferences; news and trends related to electronic resource librarianship; tips and suggestions on various aspects of working with electronic resources; opinion pieces; vendor activities; and upcoming events of potential interest to JERL readers.

Your contribution to the column does not have to be lengthy, and could be on any of the topics listed above. This could be an ideal opportunity for you to report on sessions you attended that may benefit others in our profession.

The editors would like to receive contributions to the column by Friday, August 5, 2011.

If you have a submission or questions, please contact the column editors:

Bob Wolverton
Mississippi State University Libraries
(662) 325-4618

Karen Davidson
Mississippi State University Libraries
(662) 325-3018

CFP: Catholic Library World (Journal of the Catholic Library Association)

Submissions are being accepted on an ongoing basis for upcoming issues of Catholic Library World.

Catholic Library World is the official journal of the Catholic Library Association. Established in 1929, CLW is an international refereed quarterly journal. CLW publishes articles that focus on all aspects of librarianship, especially as it relates to Catholicism and Catholic Studies. CLW articles are intended for an audience that is interested in the broad role and impact of various types of libraries, including, but not limited to academic, public, theological, parish and church libraries, and school libraries. CLW respects diverse Christian traditions as well as non-Christian and welcomes relevant articles from a variety of religious traditions.

The preferred method for submitting manuscripts is as a word-processed attachment in e-mail. Author’s full name, affiliation, and e-mail address must accompany any manuscript submission.

Articles should provide something new to the existing literature. The word count should be 3500- 5000 words and should adhere to The Chicago Manual of Style (humanities is preferred). The style should be accessible and well-documented.

Submission deadline: Submissions are ongoing.

For more information, please visit this website: http://www.cathla.org/catholic-library-world-clw

Send submissions and queries to: Sigrid Kelsey, General Editor, skelsey@lsu.edu

Sigrid Kelsey

Electronic Reference Services and Web Development Coordinator

LSU Libraries, LSU

Baton Rouge, LA 70803


(225) 578-2720


Editor, Catholic Library World


SciVerse Apps for Library Idea Challenge

Elsevier's SciVerse Apps for Library Idea Challenge is an international competition that encourages librarians and information professionals to conceptualize solutions to the challenges that they and their constituents face in addressing the search and discovery of information.

Entrants are invited to submit specific ideas for applications for the SciVerse suite that solve problems affecting the search and discovery of information within librarian and researcher workflows alike. Selected app concepts will be posted on the challenge website and open to commentary from peers and the public, enabling a dialogue within the librarian community to identify problems and discuss potential solutions. Two grand-prize winners will be selected - one by a panel of judges and one by community vote.

Ideas will be judged on the following criteria:
- Solving real problems or address unmet needs for librarians and/or the SciVerse users you support
- Being built with a reasonable amount of effort
- Broad application and solving problems inherent across Academic or Government or Corporate institutions, not any one in particular
- Identifing an innovative or novel approach

The call for entries opened May 13th and the deadline for submissions is September 2nd, 2011. An international panel of judges will select up to 10 finalist app idea entries. The community will then be invited to comment on the finalist ideas with suggestions to improve them and vote for app ideas they believe will deliver the most value to researchers. The winners will be announced in November 2011. Elsevier will explore development of the two winning app concepts for inclusion in SciVerse Applications.

For rules, prizes and other details, please visit:

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Internship - Morehead State University

Morehead State University

Morehead, KY

Library School Intern

Camden-Carroll Library at MSU is seeking a dynamic, energetic, self-reliant, and motivated Library School student or recent graduate interested in working a flexible 20 hours per week schedule from August 22 through December 16, 2011. The successful applicant will gain varied work experience and will earn $15/hr. Interns will shadow and assist experienced library professionals in a variety of areas including but not limited to research services. The primary responsibility of this position is providing research assistance to MSU students, faculty, staff and the public via IM, and face-to-face communication. Other areas of possible involvement include: staff training, collection development, instructional services, regional campus services, access services, et al. The intern will be expected to take the initiative in crafting work projects that meet their career goals and which benefit the library.

Applicants must be currently enrolled in an ALA accredited graduate program in library/information science and in good standing or have graduated from an ALA accredited program within the last 12 calendar months.

Please e-mail letter of application, complete resume, and contact information of three references to: Tom Kmetz, Coordinator of Research Services,

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For more information about Camden-Carroll Library, please visit us at:


Morehead State University is an EO/AA educator and employer with a strong commitment to community engagement.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Scholarship - Congressional Papers Roundtable

In order to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Congressional Papers Roundtable and recognize its role in promoting the preservation and use of congressional collections, the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress is offering a scholarship of up to $500 to provide financial assistance to an individual or individuals, attending the annual CPR pre-conference meeting at the Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting on August 24th, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.


Preference will be given to an individual confronted with processing and preserving a congressional collection for the first time and whose institution is committed to building documentation of the political process. Applicants must be able to attend the CPR pre-conference activities on August 24th . Matching funds from the individual's institution to attend the entire SAA conference will also be given preference but is not mandatory.

Application Information

To apply, submit a one-page statement to that includes the following the following elements:

* Name and contact information

* Position title and description of activities

* Description of current work with congressional papers

* Description of why you feel you are a strong candidate for this award
Submit applications to Julia Collins Howington, ACSC Scholarship and Award Committee Chair, at jhowington@suffolk.edu by June 24th, 2011