Saturday, July 30, 2011

Conference - Rod Serling Conference

Rod Serling Conference at Ithaca College
September 9-10, 2011

Save with Early Bird Registration. Postmark by 8/1/11

Bill D'Elia '69
Executive Producer/Director
Former student of Rod Serling

Directed episodes of “Northern Exposure,” “Picket Fences,” “The West Wing,” “Law and Order,” “GLEE,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “The Mentalist.”
Executive Producer/Director of “Chicago Hope"
Co-creator of “Judging Amy”
Executive Producer/Director of the Emmy award-winning series “Ally McBeal"
Director/Co-Executive producer of "Boston Legal" and "Harry's Law"

Other Conference Topics include:

"Turning the White House Black: Thirty-Six Years Before Barak Obama, Rod Serling’s The Man Brought the First African-American President to Power"
Tony Albarella and Gordon Webb

"That Does Not Compute: Reflecting Technophobia in the Twilight Zone"
Jeffrey J. Bianchine

"Character Actors in the Twilight Zone"
Otto Bruno

"God, Conformity and The State in The Twilight Zone"
Amy Boyle Johnston

"America's Twilight Zone of 1946-1964: The Art of Alien-Nation"
Christopher Cappelluti

"A Dimension of Sight, Sound, Mind…and Gender?: The Twilight Zone
Katrina A. Fraley

"Is Anthony of 'It’s a Good Life' Autistic?"
Dr. Janet M. Goldberg

"Midnight Never Ends: Revisiting Rod Serling’s Night Gallery"
Mark Graham

"New Technology and the Twilight Zone"
Ari Kissiloff

"Toyland Terror in the Twilight Zone: The Philosophical Connections of ‘Five Characters in Search of an Exit’"
Tim Madigan

"Paranoia, Intercultural Conflict and Social Inequality: An Analysis of 'The Shelter' and 'The Big Tall Wish'"
Michael A. Moodian

“Earth Creature in his Native Habitat”: Suburban Alienation in the Twilight Zone
Andrew James Myers

"Where Else Would You See a Story Like This: H.P. Lovecraft Adapted for Rod Serling's Night Gallery"
Don Pizarro

"How to Get to the Twilight Zone: Convergence, Crossing Over, and the Transformation of the Viewer"
Richard Rees

"A Stop at Willoughby- A Discussion of TZ Production Standards"
Laurie Scheer

"Social Justice from the Twilight Zone: Rod Serling as Human Rights Activist"
Hugh A.D. Spencer

"Between Science and Superstition: Prototyping the Future Fetish Object in the Twilight Zone"
Lou Susi

"Montage, Metaphor and Homage to The Twilight Zone: The Christian Performance of Belief in New Media Politics"
Rachel Wagner

"No Time Like the Past: Hearing Nostalgia in The Twilight Zone"
Reba Wissner
"Spoken Word Multimedia Presentation"
Employs monologues directly from the series scripts, edited and strung together in a kind of extended Beat-style poem.
Matteo Wyllyamz

Night Gallery’s Titanic “Lone Survivor” Episode: An Underwater Archaeologist’s Perspective of a Rod Serling Maritime Story
Joseph W. Zarzynski

Script Contest Panel

Conference - Distance Library Services

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

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.

Fellowship - Library of Congress

Library of Congress Florence Tan Moeson 2012 Fellowship Program Announced

The Asian Division of the Library of Congress announces the Florence Tan Moeson Research Fellowship Program for 2012. This Fellowship Program is made possible by a generous donation of Florence Tan Moeson, for 43 years a Chinese Team cataloger in the Regional and Cooperative Cataloging Division at the Library of Congress before she retired in 2001. Mrs. Moeson passed away on November 15, 2008.

The purpose of the Fellowship Program is to give individuals the opportunity to use the Asian and Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) collections in the Library of Congress to pursue scholarly research projects. The Library’s Asian collections are among the most significant outside of Asia and consist of over 2.8 million monograph, serial, newspaper, manuscript and microform titles in the vernacular languages of East, South and Southeast Asia. A considerable number of electronic resources are accessible via the Asian Reading Room. The Library’s AAPI collection was officially launched in 2007. It contains primary resource materials including monographs, serials, government reports, newspapers, census data, photos, oral histories, sound recordings, film, and miscellaneous ephemera pertaining to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

For more details regarding this fellowship and information about past awardees, please visit: The deadline for the 2012 application season is September 30, 2011.

The Florence Tan Moeson Research Fellowship awards total $14,000 each year for 10 years in support of grant support for research projects employing the Asian Division’s Reading Room and the Library’s extensive Asian collections. The grants are awarded upon demonstration of need through a competitive process. Grants are intended to subsidize the researcher’s transportation fares to and from Washington, DC, overnight accommodations and photocopying fees. Graduate students, independent scholars, community college teachers, researchers without regular teaching appointments, and librarians with a demonstrated need for research fellowship support are eligible to apply.

The Library’s Asian collections began in 1869 with a gift of 10 works in 933 volumes from an emperor of China to the United States. Spanning a diversity of subjects from China, Japan, Korea, the South Asian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and the Asian Pacific American community, the Library’s Asian and AAPI collections have become one of the most accessible and comprehensive sources in the world. To learn about the content of LC Asian and AAPI collections, visit the Library’s Asian Division’s website at:

Contact: Dr. Anchi Hoh, Co-Chair, Florence Tan Moeson Fellowship Program Committee,, 202-707-5673.

Conference - iConference 2012

Now Accepting Submissions: iConference 2012
Toronto, Canada
February 7-10, 2012

Greetings to everyone!

We are now accepting submissions for iConference 2012, our seventh annual gathering of scholars, researchers, and professionals who share an interest in the critical information issues of contemporary society.

The iConference will include peer-reviewed papers, posters, alternative events, and workshops—all intended to push the boundaries of information studies, explore core concepts and ideas, and create new technological and conceptual configurations. Our four-day event takes place in downtown Toronto, February 7-10, 2012. The conference theme is: Culture * Design * Society.

Authors and organizers can now submit papers, poster abstracts, alternative events proposals, and workshop proposals using our secure submissions website: All submitting authors must provide basic information and agree to copyright parameters as a condition of acceptance and publication. Papers and poster abstracts will be published in the ACM Digital Library.

In addition, a Doctoral Student Colloquium is being organized, with funding from the National Science Foundation. Applications for the colloquium are now being accepted. Learn more at A Junior Faculty & Postdoc Colloquium is also in the works.

The iConference series is sponsored by the iSchools, a growing association of more than 30 Schools, Faculties and Colleges in North America, Europe and Asia—however, affiliation with the iSchools is not a prerequisite, and we encourage everyone to participate. Presenting sponsors of iConference 2012 include NSF and Microsoft Research.

* Conference home:
* Submissions site:
* Last Year’s Proceedings:

Submission types:
* Papers: We’re looking for original research, six to eight pages; papers will be refereed in a blind process, and accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library.
Submission deadline: Monday September 12, 2011
Notification: Early November
Final version due: Monday December 5, 2011

* Posters: We’re interested in posters presenting new work, preliminary results and designs, or educational projects. Poster abstracts will undergo a blind review, and accepted posters will have their abstracts published in the ACM Digital Library.
Submission deadline: Monday September 26, 2011
Notification: Mid November
Final version due: Monday December 5, 2011

* Workshops: These can be half- or full-day and can focus on any area within information.
Submission deadline: Monday September 19, 2011
Notification: Early October
Final version due: Monday October 31, 2011

* Alternative Events: These can include panels, fishbowls, performances, storytelling, roundtable discussions, wildcard sessions, demos/exhibitions, and more. All should be highly participatory, informal, engaging and pluralistic.
Submission deadline: Monday September 19, 2011
Notification: Mid November
Final version due: Monday December 5, 2011

* Doctoral Colloquium: This year’s colloquium will be organized around the theme of “inquiry.” Applicants will submit a 1,000 word abstract addressing the question, “What is the nature of inquiry in the information field, what makes it similar to or different from other areas of research, and what challenges have you met in your own research in this regard?” Visit our website for details:

Application deadline: Friday September 30, 2011

Notification: Late November

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Internship - Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives

Fall 2011 Internship Announcement

The Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives ( has an internship position for the 2011-2012 academic year.

The intern will work up to 15.0 hours per week (225.0 hours per semester) in public service, answering research requests and helping on-site customers with using public records, and assisting with the operations of the Archives Research Room through filing, copying, and maintaining statistics. The intern will also catalog archival records with the Kentucky Guide Program. The intern will work under the direction of the supervisor of the Archives Research Room and the Kentucky Guide Program Librarian. If interested or for more information, please contact Tim Tingle via email at by August 15.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Scholarhsip - MLA midwest

The meeting this year is in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 8-11, 2011. There are two $500.00 scholarships available. The application deadline is August 22, 2011. The student must be a member of the Chapter (can join and apply at the same time) and also be a current student at the time of the meeting in October. The $500.00 award is presented to the awardee at the meeting in the form of a check.

I would very much appreciate your help in spreading the word about these scholarships to any students you know who are interested in medical/health science librarianship.

The details of the scholarship and the application form are attached. They are available, as well, on the below mentioned website.

Information about all of the Midwest Chapter/MLA awards can be found here:

Any assistance in advertising is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Bette Sydelko
Midwest Chapter/MLA Scholarship Committee

Bette S. Sydelko, MSLS, M.Ed., AHIP
Coordinator of Assessment and Outreach Services
Clinical Medicine Librarian
University Libraries
215 Dunbar Library
Wright State University
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, OH 45435
ph: 937-775-3840
fax: 937-775-2356
bette.sydelko at

Friday, July 8, 2011

CFP - Midwest Archives Conference

Midwest Archives Conference 2012 Call for Proposals

The Midwest Archives Conference invites submissions of presentations, sessions, workshops, and papers for its annual meeting, to be held April 19-21, 2012 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The MAC Program Committee invites proposals on all aspects of archives and archival work.

We seek creative and timely presentations that will engage archivists and records managers from all types of organizations. Proposals from graduate students and from professionals in allied fields are very welcome.

Typically, sessions are 90 minutes in length with three panelists and a chair or moderator. Non-traditional sessions with fewer speakers that allow time for group discussion/interaction will also be held. One session will be dedicated for student papers. Proposals that need additional presenters or fine-tuning will also be considered, although fully-completed proposals are preferred.

Early proposal submissions are encouraged! Deadline September 16, 2011.

Please submit proposals at

Conference - Midwest Chapter MLA

Save the date! Midwest Chapter MLA, Annual Meeting October 8th-11th, 2011, Indianapolis IN

You are invited to the 2011 Midwest Chapter / Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, to be held in Indianapolis, October 8th-11th. The meeting will be held at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. The conference hotel is located near the Circle Center Mall, Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Colts, the Indiana State Museum, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis Zoo, NCAA Hall of Champions, an IMAX 3D Theater, outdoor art and canal. Nearby dining includes the Oceanaire, Shula’s Steak House, St. Elmo’s Steakhouse, and much more.

For guests accompanying you to Indianapolis - Sunday, Oct 10th at 1pm, the Colts will play the Kansas City Chiefs at home.

Six continuing education courses are being offered. Topics include grant writing, copyright, mobile technology, electronic collection development, instruction design and e-science & data sharing. Join us Sunday October 9th for the gala tailgate party at the interactive NCAA Hall of Champions.

Our featured speakers are John Green, a New York Times bestselling author & Margo Coletti, Director of Knowledge Services at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and current Chair of the Hospital Library Section of the MLA. For more information on our guest speakers, continuing education or registration, please see our website.

This information is sent on behalf of the 2011 Midwest Chapter Meeting, Publicity Committee.

Free workshop - Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response & Recovery

Protecting Cultural Collections:

Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response & Recovery

Part 1: Prevention & Preparedness – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Salem: Monday, August, 22, 2011 – Willamette Heritage Center, Salem, OR

Part 2: Response & Recovery – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Salem: Monday, November 7, 2011 – Willamette Heritage Center, Salem, OR

Sponsored by Western States & Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS)

Instructor: Kristen Kern, Fine & Performing Arts Librarian, Portland State University


The “Protecting Cultural Collections” workshops are presented in a 2-part sequence to produce the following outcomes for disaster preparedness activities:

Complete a disaster response & collection salvage plan by the end of Part 2
Learn how to train staff to implement your plan effectively
Set pre- and post-disaster action priorities for your collections
Understand practical decision-making skills needed during an emergency
Experience salvage procedures for a wide variety of material including books, documents, photos & objects

The workshop days are scheduled 4 weeks apart. Participants will prepare short assignments prior to the first session; between sessions, they will undertake additional assignments resulting in a completed disaster plan at the end of Part 2. Upon completion, the institution will be invited to join an informal network of WESTPAS trained personnel to provide mutual aid in the event of emergencies involving collections in the region.

Who should attend: Administrators and staff responsible for emergency preparedness, response and decision-making, in all types of cultural institutions. By registering for the workshop, the institution commits to supporting the attendee(s) to achieve the workshop's disaster preparedness goals. When possible, please send two attendees so they can work together on the disaster preparedness activities.

Cost: No charge to the institution. Funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Co-sponsored by the Oregon State Library.

Registration: Pre-registration required. Register online at: WESTPAS workshop

For registration assistance contact: Wendy Cao

For general & content information contact: Kristen Kern

CFP - Code4Lib Journal

The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share
information among those interested in the intersection of libraries,
technology, and the future.

We are now accepting proposals for publication in our 15 issue.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences.
To be included in the 15th issue, which is scheduled for publication
in late October 2011, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at or to
by Friday, July 29, 2011. When submitting, please include the title
or subject of the proposal in the subject line of the email message.

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

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

C4LJ strives to promote professional communication by minimizing the
barriers to publication. While articles should be of a high quality,
they need not follow any formal structure. Writers should aim for the
middle ground between blog posts and articles in traditional refereed
journals. Where appropriate, we encourage authors to submit code
samples, algorithms, and pseudo-code. For more information, visit
C4LJ's Article Guidelines or browse articles from the first 14 issues
published on our website:

Remember, for consideration for the 15th issue, please send proposals,
abstracts, or draft articles to no later than
Friday, July 29, 2011.

Send in a submission. Your peers would like to hear what you are doing.

Code4Lib Journal Editorial Committee

Conference - WiLS technology conference

There's still time to sign up! Hawaiian shirts and shorts along the shores of beautiful Lake Mendota in Madison WI.

Join us in Madison at the Pyle Center on July 27th and 28th for WiLSWorld, the annual WiLS technology conference. Registration is now open! To see complete details and register, click here.

Our keynote speakers this year are Clifford Lynch and Joe Janes:

Clifford Lynch has been the Director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) since July 1997. Prior to joining CNI, Lynch spent 18 years at the University of California Office of the President, the last ten as Director of Library Automation. Lynch, who holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, is an adjunct professor at Berkeley's School of Information. He is a past president of the American Society for Information Science and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Information Standards Organization.

Joseph Janes is Associate Professor at the Information School of the University of Washington and Founding Director of the Internet Public Library. A frequent speaker in the US and abroad, he is the co-author of eight books on librarianship, technology, and their relationship, and writes the "Internet Librarian" column for American Libraries magazine. He holds the M.L.S. and Ph.D. from Syracuse University, and has taught at the University of Michigan, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the State University of New York at Albany as well as at Syracuse and Washington.

There are great breakout sessions on a number of topics:

--Cloud Computing, Including a Cloud-Based ILS
--Institutional Repositories
--Designing Mobile Learning Experiences
--Resource Discovery
--Engaging Patrons With EngagedPatrons
--OCLC Web Scale Management Services

There's something for everyone at WiLSWorld! And don't forget the schmooze factor--a chance to get together with your colleagues in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. There is the usual first-day reception and second-day member breakfast (that is open to all), both free to attendees. And there are plenty of opportunities to chat at breaks and between sessions.

Join us!

Tom Zillner Telephone: 608/262-0047 (Voice)
Research Coordinator 608/262-6067 (FAX)
Wisconsin Library Services------------------------------------------
464 Memorial Library Internet:
728 State Street Web:
Madison, Wisconsin 53706