Friday, September 30, 2011

CFP - Popular Culture Association

Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association

Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Popular Culture Area

The Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association annual conference will be held April 11 - April 14, 2012 in the Copley Marriott Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. Scholars from numerous disciplines will meet to share their Popular Culture research and interests.

The Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Popular Culture area is soliciting papers dealing with any aspect of Popular Culture as it pertains to libraries, archives, museums, or research. Possible topics include descriptions of research collections or exhibits, studies of popular images of libraries or librarians, analyses of social networking or web resources such as Wikipedia and YouTube, Popular Culture in library education, the future of libraries and librarians, or reports on developments in technical services for collecting Popular Culture materials.

Papers from graduate students are welcome.

Prospective presenters should email a one-page abstract with full contact information by December 20, 2011, to:

Allen Ellis

Professor of Library Services

W. Frank Steely Library

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, KY 41099-6101




For more information see the associations' website at:

Thursday, September 29, 2011

CFP - KLA Academic and Special Library Sections and SLA Kentucky Chapter

Proposals for mini-sessions and poster sessions are now being accepted for the KLA Academic and Special Library Sections and SLA Kentucky Chapter's 2012 Joint Spring Conference (JSC). The Conference will take place April 11-13, 2012 at the Lake Cumberland State Resort Park in Jamestown, KY.

The theme for this year's conference is "Become the Library They Need: Understanding User Expectations." Proposals addressing the theme in some fashion will receive preference from the committee. The mini-sessions will be 45 minutes long.

This year the JSC Planning Committee will accept poster session submissions. The Committee believes this addition to the program will provide an opportunity for all members, including those who may be new to the profession, to become involved by sharing ideas, interesting topics, research in progress, and new areas of technology in a more informal setting. The poster session will take place Thursday afternoon, April 12th, 2012.

The keynote speakers will be Catherine Lavallee-Welch, Director of the University of South Florida Polytechnic University Library, and Janice Lachance, Chief Executive Officer of the Special Libraries Association.

All proposals must be submitted electronically here:

The deadline to submit a proposal is October 15, 2011. Notification of accepted proposals will take place November 1, 2011. Please share this information with colleagues and other interested parties who may not otherwise see this announcement.

We look forward to reviewing your proposal!

--Joint Spring Conference Planning Committee

Valerie Perry

Director of Branch Libraries
Head of Agricultural Information Center

N-24 Agricultural Science Bldg-North
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0091
859-323-4719 (FAX)

Free workshops - ICA

Make Your Own Book Mounts - Cheap!

Jamye Jamison, Associate Paper Conservator

October 6, 2011

Fragile books benefit greatly from custom mounts that conform to the specific needs of the object. You can make them yourself with mat board, foam core and other easy to find materials. Book artists, library staff, gallery curators, and students - anyone who needs to display books - this class will introduce you to the mechanics of book supports and teach you the skills to make your own - cheap!

Location: ICA - Art Conservation

Time: Thursday, October 6, 6pm-9pm

Course Fee: $5, class size limited to 10

Reduced course fee made possible through the generous support of Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library and the Gund Foundation.

Participants will be given a supplies list at the time of registration. Please contact Jennifer Souers Chevraux at the ICA to register

216.658.8700 or

Caring for Your Paper Treasures
Jennifer Souers Chevraux, Education Outreach Officer
October 18, 2011

Want to learn more about how to care for your family's photos, documents, and other paper treasures? Jennifer Souers Chevraux will walk participants through step-by-step procedures to properly handle and store your precious paper artifacts. Get an introductory care and handling lesson from Jennifer at the library, and head home with some valuable resource materials for your own reference library.

Location: Avon Lake Public Library

TIme: Wednesday, October 18, 7pm-8pm

There is no cost to attend this program and advance registration is not required.

Tour the ICA - Art Conservation Facility
October 24, 2011

ICA is offering a tour of our first-class conservation facility and treatment labs for up to 25 people. Participants will get an up-close look at the state-of-art spaces we use every day in providing the very best care for artwork and objects of all kinds. Light refreshments will be provided at the end of the tour.

Location: ICA - Art Conservation
Time: Monday, October 24, 3:30pm-5pm
There is no cost to attend this program, but space is limited.

Please contact Jennifer Souers Chevraux at the ICA to register

216.658.8700 or

Matting and Framing Works on Paper

Jamye Jamison, Associate Paper Conservator

October 27, 2011

Works on paper are inherently fragile. Proper matting and framing can help protect them from damage caused by light, changes in temperature and humidity, insects, dust and other pollutants. This class will review how best to attach paper objects to mats and how to choose the best materials for the job, with an emphasis on conservation grade materials and techniques. This class is perfect for artists, library or gallery staff, and framers - anyone who has to frame works on paper for exhibition or sale.

Location: ICA- Art Conservation

Time: Thursday, October 27, 6pm-9pm

Course Fee: $5, class size limited to 10

Reduced course fee made possible through the generous support of Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library and the Gund Foundation.

Participants will be given a supplies list at the time of registration.

Please contact Jennifer Souers Chevraux at the ICA to register

216.658.8700 or

2915 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44113-2709
p: 216-658-8700
f: 216-658-8709

Workshop- Nuts and Bolts: Archives Basics

The Society of Indiana Archivists and the State Historical Records Advisory Board of Indiana (SHRAB) invites you to join us for our Fall Workshop, “Nuts and Bolts: Archives Basics”

When: Friday October 7, 2011: 9:00 AM- 4:30 PM
Where: DePauw University Archives, Greencastle, Indiana
Cost: $30 for members, $40 for non-members

Registration Link and More Information:

Our workshop will focus on “accidental archivists” or new archivists—some who perhaps have been assigned archives work and are not sure what to do now. In the morning session, everyone will have a chance to work with actual collections in small groups. There will be plenty of opportunities to get your questions answered and discuss best practices. The afternoon will be devoted to management issues that might surprise you: creating a finding aid to aid users in discovering the collection, working with patrons, working with donors, digitizing your first collection, and marketing.

• The Workshop has been approved for LEUs by the Indiana State Library as well as Archival Recertification Credits by the Academy of Certified Archivists.

SIA Fall Workshop Agenda: Nuts and Bolts: Archives Basics
October 7 2011

8:30-9:00 AM: Registration and Coffee

9:00 AM: Introductions

9:15 AM: Jane Gastineau, Lincoln Librarian at the Allen County Public Library, speaks about becoming an Accidental Archivist

9:30 AM: So Now You’re an Archivist: Diving Right In - Brief introduction by Education Committee and break into groups to start processing sample collections.

11:00: Come back together and discuss the experience.

11:30: Break For Lunch: Talk with Indiana State Archivist Jim Corridan, speaking about SHRAB and funding opportunities for archivists in Indiana.

Afternoon theme is “So I’ve processed a collection now what”:

1:00: Jennifer Whitlock, Indianapolis Museum of Art: Best Practices for Finding Aids

1:45: Alison Stankrauff, Indiana University South Bend: Working with Patrons

2:15: Jennifer Greene, University of Southern Indiana: Working with Donors

2:45: Break

3:15: Anne Thomason, Earlham College: Digitizing Your First Collection

4:00: Carol Street, Ball State University: Guerilla Marketing for Archives

4:30: Adjourn. Optional Tour of DePauw University Archives with Wesley Wilson

To Register and for additional information please visit our website:

- Note: Lunch cannot be provided for those registering onsite. Pre-registration is required for lunch, and pre-payment is preferred.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Internship - Black Metropolis Research Consortium

*Undergraduate Student Processing Archivist Internship*

*The Organization*
The Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC) is an unincorporated
Chicago-based association of libraries, universities, and other archival
institutions with major holdings of materials that document African American
and African Diaspora culture, history, and politics, with a specific focus
on materials relating to Chicago. The University of Chicago serves as Host
Institution to the BMRC.

*The Color Curtain Processing Project*
The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has awarded a
twenty-eight month “Hidden Collections” grant to the Black Metropolis
Research Consortium (BMRC) for our “Color Curtain Processing Project:
Unveiling the Archives of Chicago's Black Metropolis”.
The generosity of CLIR will enable the BMRC to process over 10,000 linear
feet of its members' primary resource collections related to African
American History, create EAD finding aids, and formally introduce
undergraduate students to the archival profession.

*Job Responsibilities*
**Team work and the ability to follow directions, work quickly, and achieve
goals under strict time constraints are absolutely essential for the success
of the overall project.
Arrange and describe archival collections at select BMRC institutions
Participate in the evaluation of the "Color Curtain Processing Project:
Unveiling the Archives of Chicago's Black Metropolis”
Contribute to the project blog Create finding aids for collections

*Applicant Must:*

*Be a currently enrolled undergraduate student *
Possess a strong interest in history and/or archives and special collections

Be available to work 20 hours a week
Possess excellent organizational skills and the ability to achieve deadlines
Be comfortable working independently and with a team
Be capable of working for multiple supervisors and professionals in the
archival, library and museum field
Be willing to travel to any of the BMRC institutions participating in this
Be capable of lifting 40 pounds
Pass a background check


The BMRC/CLIR "Color Curtain Processing Project: Unveiling the Archives of
Chicago's Black Metropolis” project will run through July, 2013. Students
will be hired to work from November 1st, 2011 to May 1st, 2012; with the
potential for extension dependent upon excellent reviews by project staff
and participating institutions and continued status as a student. A
mandatory 4 day training session (paid) will be held in early November,
2011. The project team will be based at the BMRC office on the University of
Chicago campus in Hyde Park.

*To Apply*
Submit a resume, a letter of interest that includes availability/schedule
information, a short writing sample, and complete contact information for
two references to with the subject line “Color Curtain
Processing Project Undergraduate Student Application.”

***Application Deadline 10/10/2011*

Bergis Jules
Project Director/Archivist
Black Metropolis Research Consortium
University of Chicago
5720 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
Office: 773-702-2388
Cell: 812-929-7624

Free online conference - Lyrasis

Dear LYRASIS Member,

I would like to invite you to attend eGathering 2011, the first LYRASIS Annual Member Meeting. This FREE virtual meeting for members is on November 9 from 1:30 - 4 p.m. ET. The meeting topic is "Content, Access and the Role of Libraries in a Connected World", and will feature keynote speaker, Siva Vaidhyanathan, author of The Googlization of Everything.

There are three ways to attend: online at your computer, in-person at one of our six Member Community Site locations or host a group at your location. Please click here for more information.

Register today. If you have questions about registration, please contact Jonathan Robinson via email or phone at 800.999.8558 extension 4918.

Internship - The National Park Service

The National Park Service, in partnership with the National Council for
Preservation Education, is announcing their historic preservation
internships for the Academic Year 2011-2012. The program is designed to
allow students in historic preservation programs and allied disciplines to
gain an awareness of National Park Service cultural resource management
activities and to provide an opportunity to work alongside professionals in
the field of historic preservation. A variety of positions in preservation
and related fields are being offered at the National Park Service and
partnering agencies.

The information will also be available on the Web site of the National Park
Service at and the National Council at . A downloadable application
will be available from each site as well. The deadline for applications is
October 21, 2011.

If you have any questions about the program, please do not hesitate to
e-mail me at the above address, or call me at 202-354-2025.


Guy M. Lapsley
Internship Program Coordinator
Heritage Preservation Services
National Park Service
T 202-354-2025
F 202-371-1616

Reviewers - Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship

Call for Book Reviewers, Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship (JERL):

The Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship is initiating a new Book Review column. Please consider sharing your expertise with our readers.

For a preview of JERL articles and features, visit the Website at:

If you are interested in joining our new group of book reviewers, please contact me with your qualifications so we can get started!
* Mary Mallery, Ph.D.
* Book Review Editor, Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship
* Assoc. Dean for Technical Services
* Harry A. Sprague Library
* Montclair State University
* Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
* Phone: 973-655-7150
* Fax: 973-655-7780
* E-mail:

CFP - Online Northwest

Online Northwest

February 10, 2012
Call For Proposals - Deadline October 21, 2011

Online Northwest is a one-day conference focusing on topics that
intersect libraries, technology and culture. The conference is
sponsored by the Oregon University System Library Council.

The 2012 conference will be held at CH2M Hill Alumni Center,
Corvallis, Oregon (on the Oregon State University campus) on Friday,
February 10, 2012.

The conference explores how technology is being applied within library
settings and how technology is affecting library patrons and services.
Academic, public, school, and special librarians are strongly
encouraged to submit proposals.

Online Northwest seeks 60-minute presentations or 5-minute lightning
talks on all topics relating to technology and libraries including:
* Cloud computing
* Institutional repositories
* Augmented reality
* Semantic web
* Virtual research environments
* Information discovery
* Web 3.0
* Library apps
* Mobile computing
* Technology competencies
* Electronic books
* Other topics related to technology in libraries are welcome

Submit Proposals:
Proposal Submission Deadline: Friday, October 21, 2011

For more information and examples of past presentations, see:

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Travel grant - ARSC CONFERENCE


Application Deadline: December 9, 2011

The Association for Recorded Sound Collections is now accepting applications for ARSC Conference Travel Grants to be awarded in 2012.

The grants are designed to:

-- encourage ARSC members to attend their first ARSC conference

-- reach out to college students and professionals in the early stages of their careers

-- promote mentoring and professional development opportunities

-- advance scholarly research and publication, and

-- support ARSC members who desire to participate more actively in the association.

Grant recipients are awarded:

-- complimentary registration for the entire ARSC Annual Conference

-- gratis registration for the Pre-Conference Workshop, and

-- reimbursement up to US$750 to defray the expenses of transportation and lodging (upon approval of valid receipts, to be submitted after the conference). Rental car costs for transportation within the conference city are not reimbursable.

At the time of application, the applicant must be a member of ARSC in good standing, planning to attend his or her first ARSC conference. The applicant must also be one of the following:

-- a college or university student aspiring to work with sound recordings

-- a recent graduate seeking a professional position involving sound recordings

-- a professional within the first five years of his or her career, who has demonstrated a dedication to sound recordings

-- a researcher or discographer showing compelling prospects for the publication or dissemination of his or her scholarly work.

Applicants who demonstrate an interest in serving on an ARSC committee, publishing their work in the ARSC Journal, or presenting at an ARSC conference will be given particular consideration. Preference will be given to applicants who plan to attend the entire conference, beginning with the pre-conference workshop.

Each applicant must submit:

-- a letter of application describing the applicant's background and current activities, clearly indicating why the applicant merits consideration for an ARSC Conference Travel Grant

-- a proposed budget for travel costs

-- itemization of any non-ARSC funds that the applicant may receive toward ARSC conference attendance, such as institutional support, etc.

-- a brief resume or curriculum vitae, and

-- two letters of support, each submitted directly by the writer.

Applications lacking any of the above items will be deemed incomplete, and may not be viewed favorably by the Travel Grants Committee.

All applications and supporting materials must be received by December 9, 2011. Send them by e-mail or postal mail to:

Louise Spear, ARSC Conference Travel Grants Committee

American Musical and Dramatic Academy

6305 Yucca Street

Los Angeles, CA 90028

For more information, visit:

or e-mail:

Applicants will be notified about the award decisions by January 17, 2012.

The Association for Recorded Sound Collections is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and study of sound recordings -- in all genres of music and speech, in all formats, and from all periods. ARSC is unique in bringing together private individuals and institutional professionals -- everyone with a serious interest in recorded sound.

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

Kristen Kern
Fine and Performing Arts Librarian
Portland State Library
P. O. Box 1151
Portland, OR 97207
503-725-5218 tel
503-725-4524 fax

Scholarship - Latin American and Caribbean Studies librarianship

See below information about a new scholarship that SALALM ( has established for MLIS students. Please share
with your many groups/contacts for whom this may be of interest. Due date is Oct. 30th....very soon.


The SALALM Scholarship has been established to encourage professional and leadership development in Latin American and Caribbean Studies librarianship. To be awarded annually commencing in December 2011, the $1000 is for a master's candidate in an archival studies or ALA-accredited library or information studies program.

Since its founding in 1956, the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials, or SALALM, has provided the only national and international forum focused on Latin American studies librarianship, library collections and services. The SALALM Scholarship award will include a one-year membership in the organization.

Online Application Below

Marisol Ramos
Subject/Liaison Librarian for
Latin American & Caribbean Studies,
Puerto Rican/Latino Studies, Spanish & Anthropology
& Curator of the Latin American and Caribbean Collections
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center

Monday, September 26, 2011

CFP - Code4Lib Journal

Call for Papers (and apologies for cross-posting):

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 16th issue.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences.
To be included in the 16th issue, which is scheduled for publication
in late January, 2012, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at or to
by Friday, October 28, 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 16th issue, please send proposals,
abstracts, or draft articles to no later than
Friday, October 28, 2011.

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

Carol Bean
Coordinating Editor, Issue 16
Code4Lib Editorial Committee

Free conference/webinar - Library of Congress

Library of Congress third and final Future Directions Symposium: Transitioning to a Digital Future -- October 20, 2011

Transitioning to a Digital Future

Future Directions Symposium Series, 2010-2011: Preservation Roadmaps for the 21st Century

Library of Congress

1st Street SE, between Independence Avenue and East Capitol Street SE

Washington, DC 20540

The Preservation Directorate at the Library of Congress will host the final symposium, "Transitioning to a Digital Future," in the 3-part Future Directions series, Preservation Roadmaps for the 21st Century, on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at the Library.

The Library of Congress

Thomas Jefferson Building

Room 119, 1st floor

Thursday, October 20, 2011

9am - 3:30pm

Please join us for the third and final symposium, "Transitioning to a Digital Future," in our 2010-2011 Future Directions Series, Preservation Roadmaps for the 21st Century.

The Journey (or How Did We Get to This Point?): Understanding the Physical Environment and 25 Years of Preservation Research at the Image Permanence Institute, October, 2010

The Crossroads (or Just Where Are We?): Assessing Options for Large Collections, March, 2011

The Road Ahead (or Where Do We Go Next?): Transitioning to a Digital Future, October, 20, 2011

The event is free, but seating is limited and registration is required.

The event will also be available via live webcast, but the number of “seats” is limited and registration is required.

For more information, list of speakers, online registration, and webcast registration, please visit:

(Please note: we are aware there may be unsightly warning messages at the top and bottom of the registration page -- we are working to fix this technical glitch -- but the registration page is functional.)

For more information and streaming video of the first two symposia in October 2010 and March 2011, please visit:

Announcements from the Library's Preservation Directorate are available via RSS feed. To subscribe, please visit:

Dianne van der Reyden, Director

Preservation Directorate

Library of Congress

101 Independence Avenue SE

Washington, DC 20540

Free conference - Connecticut Forum on Digital Initiatives

Connecticut State Library presents
the Connecticut Forum on Digital Initiatives

October 28, 2011
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
at Connecticut State Library, Memorial Hall

231 Capitol Avenue

Hartford, Connecticut

The Connecticut Forum on Digital Initiatives will bring together academic and
research libraries, museums and cultural institutions from around the state to
talk about the digital projects happening in our historic state. It’s a
chance for institutions to bring their projects and ideas to the table and
learn from each other about how to improve and enhance them. The theme of this
forum is collaboration, and how in the face of ever tightening budgets,
Connecticut institutions and organizations can work together to create better
digital projects for the people of Connecticut.

Speakers from institutions including Yale University and the Hartford History
Center will cover issues just as diverse. Topics will cover the digital
lifecycle of a project, from digitization to preservation as well as platforms,
like Omeka and Historypin. Several successful collaborative projects underway
in Connecticut will be highlighted.

The forum will broaden participant’s skills and perspectives on digital
initiatives, and encourage participants to form new collaborative partnerships.
This may be a simple collaborative collection, or a complex grant partnership.
In order to facilitate this, we hope to create a project repository where
institutions can list their digital projects. Take this opportunity to meet
people institutions next door and help create a community that will move
Connecticut forward.

Presenters scheduled:

Paul Baran, Assistant State Archivist, Connecticut State Archives

Michael Bennett, Digital Projects Librarian & Institutional Repository
Coordinator, University of Connecticut

Jack Dougherty, Associate Professor of Educational Studies, Trinity University

Chris Edwards, Digital Studio Production Manager, Beinecke Rare Books and
Manuscripts Library

John ffrench, Director, Visual Resources Department, Yale Art Gallery

Kathleen Foulke, Project Director, Connecticut History Online

Michael Howser, Undergraduate Education and GIS Librarian, Homer Babbidge
Library, University of Connecticut

Gail Hurley, Statewide Library Catalog Coordinator, Connecticut State Library

Brenda Miller, Curator, Hartford History Center

Leah Prescott, Digital Projects Coordinator, Getty Research Institute

Tom Scheinfeldt, Managing Director, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New

Nick Stanhope, CEO, We Are What We Do/Historypin

Kendall Wiggin, State Librarian, Connecticut State Library

A special thank you to the Connecticut Humanities Council for sponsoring Nick
Stanhope, CEO, We Are What We Do/Historypin.

Who Should Attend:

This is not an introduction to digitization. It is strongly recommended that
attendees currently be involved in some form of digital project or initiative.

Attendees must be Connecticut based institutions.

There is no fee for registration.

To register access the Connecticut Continuing Education Calendar of Events @

For more information please contact:
Christine Pittsley
Digital Collections Technician
Connecticut State Library
231 Capitol Ave.
Hartford Ct. 06106
Email -

Workshops - Preservation

Midwest Art Conservation Center Preservation Updates:

Storing and Preserving Still Photographic Materials Collections

Date: October 3, 2011 | 9:00 – 4:00

Location: Minitex, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Date: October 28, 2011 | 9:00 – 4:00

Location: North Dakota Heritage Center, Bismarck, ND

(in conjunction with the North Dakota Governor’s Conference)

This one-day workshop will focus on the history of 19th and early 20th century photographic processes and the methods and materials used to preserve still photographic materials. Taught by a MACC Conservator, it is designed for collections managers at museums, historical societies, libraries and archives to give them the tools and information to handle, store and care for their photographs. Learn more and sign up at

Preparing for a Disaster: Writing and Updating a Comprehensive Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response Plan for Cultural Collections

Date: October 4, 2011 | 9:00 – 4:00

Location: North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

Date: October 28, 2011 | 9:00 – 4:00

Location: South Dakota Public Universities and Research Center, Sioux Falls, SD

Date: November 13, 2011 | 10:00 – 3:30

Location: John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

(Sunday before the Wisconsin Federation of Museums Annual Conference, This is a special, one-day disaster plan writing workshop held in conjunction with the Wisconsin Federation of Museums.)

A MACC Preservation Specialist will cover all aspects of writing a Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response Plan specifically for collections. Writing a good Disaster Plan can be the most important collection care measure your institution ever takes! Learn more and sign up at

Writing Grants for Preservation and Conservation Projects

Date: October 6 & 7, 2011 | 9:00 - 4:00
Location: Midwest Art Conservation Center, Minneapolis, MN

MACC’s Preservation Services will teach this two-day workshop. You’ll learn about the different types of grants available through the federal government, as well as practical information on public and private funding sources. The second day will allow participants to focus on developing specific grants for their prioritized needs. The goal of the workshop is for participants to leave the session with a draft proposal. Preservation Services staff will follow-up with participants who are developing full grants applications.
$195 for MACC members and $245 for non-members Sign up

The Research and Writing of a Long Range Conservation Plan

Date: October 18 and 19, 2011 | 9:00 – 4:30

Location: Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Date: November 8 and 9, 2011 | 9:00 – 4:30

Location: Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI

This is a two-day workshop for collections managers and/or development staff at museums, historical societies, libraries and archives. You’ll learn from a MACC Grant and Preservation Specialist how to develop and write a Long Range Conservation Plan with an accompanying funding strategy. A Long Range Conservation Plan is the essential grant and collections management tool that defines your institutional preservation and conservation goals – it is your key to successful preservation and conservation grants into the future! Learn more and sign up at

Preservation and Conservation Needs for Collections Managements Policies

Date: November 14 & 15, 2011 | 10:00 - 4:00 and 10:00 - 3:00
Location: Minitex, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

This two-day workshop will be taught by MACC’s Preservation Services along with experts in art and artifact insurance, appraisals and curation. This workshop will present and instruct you on important issues found in Collections Management Policies that deal directly with preservation and conservation concerns. Speakers will address the philosophies and reasoning of why incorporating preservation and conservation issues into a Collections Management Policy is necessary, as well as how this can be done practically for the benefit of your collection. Insuring and managing collections with regard to preservation and conservation concerns should be defined in your Collections Management Policy. A notebook of related technical leaflets, articles and related information will be provided to each participant. $295 for MACC members and $355 for non-members Sign up

CFP - “Robots in Academic Libraries: Advancements in Library Automation,”

I have been contracted to do a book on the future of automation in the academic library by IGI Publishers. The working title is “Robots in Academic Libraries: Advancements in Library Automation,” and it will be part of the book series, Advances in Library Information Science (ALIS).
The book will be 15+ chapters, with a total of at least 135,000 words. I am looking for contributors to write individual chapters at around 10,000 words. The specific subjects are the increasing and future automation of the following areas of the academic library.

• Acquisitions
• Collection Development
• Cataloging
• Circulation
• Inter-library loan
• The Future of the ILS
• Public Interface Design
• Library Management (especially hiring decisions)

Additionally I am looking for very high level chapters that look at automation in academic libraries in conjunction with changing University environments as well as the changing needs of students and faculty. Other chapters dealing with this subject are also highly desirable.

Finally I would like to see some short case studies for any and all of these.

Please contact me directly at

Edward Iglesias
Systems Librarian
Central Connecticut State University

Conference - ebooks

You've been hearing about e-books for years and now the tipping point for
users seems to have arrived. How are content providers and libraries dealing
with the challenges that e-books present in availability, distribution,
licensing, discoverability, and access? How are they changing their
processes and business models to incorporate e-books?

NISO has assembled a stellar group of speakers for a two-day forum on The
E-Book Renaissance: Exploring the Possibilities Exposed by Digital Books, to
be held on October 24-25 in Baltimore, Maryland. The speakers and panels,
representing commercial and university publishers, public and academic
libraries, vendors, service providers, and technologists will probe the key
issues surrounding e-books from a variety of industry, library, scholarly,
and consumer viewpoints. NISO educational forums are routinely praised for
their excellent selection of speakers representing a diversity of viewpoints
across the scholarly information community and the small size which provides
opportunities to network with speakers and other attendees.


Keynote Presentation: E-books: a Library and Publisher Partnership - Jamie
LaRue (Director, Douglas County, Colorado Libraries)

Panel discussion: Publisher and Content Provider Issues
-- Alex Holzman (Director, Temple University Press)
-- Jennifer Kemp (eProduct Manager, eBooks, Springer)
-- Dean Smith (Director, Project MUSE)

Libraries, Librarians and E-books
-- Kristin Eschenfelder (Associate Professor, School of Library and
Information Studies, University of Wisconsin Madison)
-- Caren Milloy (Head of Projects, JISC Collections)

E-Book Standards
-- Beat Barblan (Director, Identifier Services, Bowker)
-- Bill Kasdorf (Vice President, Apex Content Solutions)

Roundtable Discussions - Topics from the NISO E-Book Special Interest Group

Panel discussion: Vendors & Platform Providers
-- Moderator: Sue Polanka (Head of Reference & Instruction, Wright State
University Libraries)
-- Matt Barnes (Vice President of Marketing, ebrary)
-- Ken Breen (Senior Director, E-Book Products, EBSCO Publishing)
-- Kari Paulson (President, EBL)
-- Rich Rosy (Vice President and General Manager, Ingram Library Services)
-- Frank Smith (Director, Books at JSTOR)

Users, Patrons and Devices: In the Hands of Users
-- Anne Taylor (Director of Access Technology, National Federation for the
-- Steve Paxhia (Director, Publishing Strategy & Technology Practice, The
Gilbane Group)

Closing Keynote - Laura Dawson (Content Chief, Firebrand Technologies)


Early bird discounts apply through October 12, 2011. NISO members receive
additional discounts. A student discount is also available. A complete
agenda, registration, and hotel information are available on the event

Cynthia Hodgson
NISO Technical Editor Consultant
National Information Standards Organization
Phone: 301-654-2512

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Conference - Advocating for Collections Preservation

Advocating for Collections Preservation

North Carolina Preservation Consortium Annual Conference

William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

November 18, 2011 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The current economic and political climate for library, museum, archives, and historic site preservation is challenging. Advocates are vital for the long term survival of art, literature, scholarship, research, history and heritage collections. This year’s North Carolina Preservation Consortium annual conference addresses strategies for cultivating and preparing advocates to champion our preservation priorities. How do we convince our leaders that collection preservation is vital to the mission of our institution? How do we compel local, state, and federal politicians to vote for funding collection preservation? How do we gain the support of the general public for collection preservation? When should we ask an advocate to become a philanthropist? Come to Advocating for Collections Preservation for answers these questions and more.


Ember Farber is the Grassroots and Advocacy Manager at the American Association of Museums. AAM represents the entire scope of museums and advocates on issues of concern for the whole museum community. The AAM Government Relations and Advocacy staff coordinates an annual Museums Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. and issues alerts on legislation that impacts museums. Farber will provide an overview of the AAM advocacy program and present recommendations for winning support from local, state, and federal political leaders who make decisions on legislation and budget allocations that impact collection institutions and preservation granting agencies.

Julie Mosbo is the Preservation Librarian at the Morris Library, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and Chair of the Preservation Week Working Group in the Preservation and Reformatting Section of the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services, a division of the American Library Association. Mosbo will deliver a history of, and share plans for, Preservation Week, a national public outreach program held in April to teach people how to care for their precious collections and in turn connect with the preservation of collections in cultural institutions. The founding partners of Preservation Week are the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services/American Library Association, Library of Congress, Institute of Museum and Library Services, American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, Society of American Archivists, and Heritage Preservation.

Eryl P. Wentworth is the Executive Director of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. She is also the Executive Director of FAIC, the Foundation for AIC. The Foundation supports conservation education, research, and outreach activities that increase understanding of our global cultural heritage and continually strives to increase funding for grants and scholarships, to support a range of educational programs, and to help elevate the status of conservation in the eyes of the public. Wentworth will speak on the benefits of Foundations and the cultivation of advocates to philanthropists who make significant and meaningful gifts to collection preservation.

Other Speakers

This conference will also feature lighting presentations from several North Carolina collections professionals involved with preservation advocacy programs and projects.

Who Should Attend

This conference is designed for professionals, staff, and volunteers working in museums, libraries, historic sites, archives, conservation centers, and other collection institutions as well as advocates for collection preservation on friend’s boards, advancement councils, advisory committees, and foundation boards. Leaders of professional associations, affiliated organizations, and the preservation industry are also welcome. Faculty and students in archeology, art history, conservation, history, library and information science, museum studies, public history, and related collection disciplines will benefit from attending this conference. The North Carolina Preservation Consortium Annual Conference is an excellent opportunity to meet and network with collections colleagues. This conference is open to those working in North Carolina and other states and countries.


The registration fee is $60.00 for employees of NCPC member institutions, individual NCPC members, and Friends of NCPC; $75.00 for non-members; and $50.00 for graduate students in collections programs. This fee includes lunch, refreshments, and materials. Please complete and mail a registration form with payment. The form is available on the NCPC Web site at

Location, Directions, and Parking

The conference will be held at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The address is:

Friday Center for Continuing Education
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Campus Box 1020
100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill NC 27599-1020

Parking is free. Directions to the Friday Center are available on their Web site:

Award - Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award

Nominations are currently being sought for the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. This award honors the life and accomplishments of Hugh C. Atkinson by soliciting nominations and recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of an academic librarian who has worked in the areas of library automation or library management and has made contributions (including risk taking) toward the improvement of library services or to library development or research.

The nominee must be a librarian employed in one of the following during the year prior to application for this award:

• University, college, or community college library
• Non-profit consortium, or a consortium comprised of non-profits that provides resources/services/support to academic libraries

The nominee must have a minimum of five years of professional experience in an academic library or in a non-profit consortium or a consortium comprised of non-profits.

Please see the attached flyer or visit: for complete criteria and nomination information.

Please note that nominations are due by December 2, 2011.
Thank you!

Mary Carmen Chimato
Assistant Dean of the University Library
University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA

Monday, September 19, 2011

Internship - Federal Reserve Board Research Library Summer

Federal Reserve Board Research Library Summer Internship - Washington, D.C.

The Research Library at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is seeking a graduate- level student in library science or history for a fall internship.

The Mission and Environment

As the central bank of the United States, the Federal Reserve's mission is to provide the nation with a safer, more flexible, and more stable monetary and financial system

The Research Library, with a staff of eleven, offers a full array of desktop and customized library services to the 2,200 staff members at the Board. Over 200 of the Board's staff are PhD economists, and many more staff members provide support for the research process. This is a concentration of economic expertise exceeding that of most other institutions. Research at the Board is data intensive and Internet dependent.

The Internship

The Research Library intern will help create a catalog of papers and publications relevant to the history of the Board of Governors and of the Federal Reserve System. The intern will identify the location and craft a brief description of personal papers of Governors and critical staff. The intern will also identify and describe important seminal documents available in libraries and archives outside the National Archives. The intern may also assist in identifying sources of photographs and gathering information for potential digitization projects.

Applicants must be a student in a Master’s degree program in library or information science at an ALA-accredited institution or a student in a Master's or doctoral program in history. Additionally, applicants should have a knowledge of and interest in technology, metadata, and business research.

Highly desirable:
Knowledge of economics, banking, finance, or business topics demonstrated through college coursework or work experiences.

Interested applicants can apply online at

Any questions? Please contact Chris Benson at

Christopher S. Benson
Assistant Recruiting Specialist
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Management Division, Human Resources
Office: (202) 912-7876
Fax: (866) 719-3111
Mobile: (202) 997-1372

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Awards - Banks/Harris Preservation Awards

Nominations sought for the ACLTS 2012

The award was established to honor the memory of Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris, early leaders in library preservation. The award, $1,500 and a citation, sponsored by Preservation Technologies, L.P., is given to a professional preservation specialist who has been active in the field of preservation and/or conservation for library and/or archive materials. Winners will be chosen based on: leadership in professional associations at local, state, regional or national levels; contributions to the development, application or utilization of new or improved methods, techniques and routines; significant contributions to professional literature; evidence of studies or research in preservation; and training and mentoring in the field of preservation. The deadline for nominations and supporting material is December 1st.

Send nominations, a formal statement of nomination that provides strong rational for the nomination by addressing how the nominee meets the criteria for the award, letters of support for the nomination and a complete resume for the nominee to: Adrienne Bell, chair, Banks/Harris Jury,

Visit the Banks Harris page for more information:

Saturday, September 17, 2011

CFP: 2012 Applied Technology and Trends Workshop

CFP: 2012 Applied Technology and Trends Workshop - topic: Amp It Up: Patron Engagement Tech
Friday, May 18, 2012

NOTE: The site for this workshop is yet to be determined - but will be in Michigan.

Call for Program Proposals
Proposals Accepted through September 30, 2011

Michigan Library Association 2012 Applied Technology and Trends Work Group invites you to submit program proposals for participation in the May 18, 2012 Applied Technology and Trends workshop.

The 2012 event will focus on technologies that libraries can use to engage with their communities.

The theme for this workshop is Amp It Up: Patron Engagement Tech.

The target audience for this workshop is library and information professionals interested in patron outreach technology.

Proposals should cover either
New and current library technologies, orIntroduce innovative ways libraries can leverage technology to connect with their patrons

For example:
· Using survey software to gather patron opinions and shape programming
· Developing patron-oriented mobile applications
· Implementing patron-driven acquisitions

When submitting your program proposal, please be prepared to include
Session Title
1 goal of your session
2 quantifiable outcomes with which attendees may expect to take back to their own library system
Full Description of the session (200 words maximum)

Proposals may be for either
Presentations of 45 minutes (including time for questions) or
The Technology Showcase, which includes poster sessions and/or hands-on demonstrations of technology

Proposals should be submitted by September 30, 2011 via

Please contact Megan McGlynn at with any questions.

CFP: 2012 Association of Jewish Libraries Annual Convention

CFP: 2012 Association of Jewish Libraries Annual Convention (Los Angeles, CA)

AJL Website:

The Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL) will hold the 47th Annual Convention in Los Angeles, California June 17-20, 2012. Librarians, archivists, scholars, educators, authors and others will meet to share their interest in Judaica librarianship and related topics. AJL is soliciting proposals for papers and presentations on aspects of Judaica librarianship as it pertains to libraries, archives, museums, schools, synagogues and related institutions. Past topics have included literature and other resources, collection management, programming, reader advisory services, special and rare collections, cataloging and classification, digital and electronic resources, technology and local Jewish history.

Submissions should include the following:

Presenter's name, address, affiliation, telephone and email contacts.
Brief biography
Title of proposed presentation
Summary of proposal
Specific technology or equipment requirements, if any

All submissions must be received by November 30, 2011.

Please submit proposals by email to:

or by mail to:

Sharon Benamou
UCLA Library Cataloging & Metadata Center
11020 Kinross Ave. Box 957230
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7230

Proposals will be reviewed by the Program Planning Committee, which is composed of national and local AJL members. Notification will be made in January, 2012.

CFP: 2012 Rural Libraries Conference

CFP: 2012 Rural Libraries Conference (May 2012, Traverse City, Michigan)

2012 Rural Libraries Conference
Connect, Collaborate, Create
Grand Traverse Resort May 2-4, 2012

Call for Programs

The Library of Michigan and the Rural Libraries Conference Program Committee encourage you to submit a proposal for the 2012 RLC to be held at the Grand Traverse Resort on Wednesday, May 2 – Friday, May 4, 2012.

The Rural Libraries Conference has a long tradition of providing a forum for the staff, trustees, and advocates of Michigan’s small and rural libraries to share, learn and be inspired to provide the best library service to their communities.

The 2012 RLC theme is Connect, Collaborate, Create. Let’s come together as a community to share our collective knowledge of imaginative, resourceful and successful library practices. How can you contribute? Bring your tried and true as well as your new and inventive practices to share with your Michigan library colleagues. If it’s working well for you, chances are good that others could benefit from hearing about it. We will be showcasing up to 30 presentations.

The RLC Program Committee invites you to consider the following conference tracks as you design your program proposal:

o Administration - with Thursday as Trustee Day
o Services to Individual Populations (such as youth, seniors, the unemployed, entrepreneurs)
o Technology
o Programming and Readers’ Advisory
o Marketing and Advocacy

The goal of the conference is to integrate our current good practices with emerging trends, practices and goals.

Please consider the following topics as jumping-off points. Interest has already been expressed in seeing content on the following topics: technology planning, social media, dealing with difficult staff, marketing using the 2010 census, and working with local governments.

Requirements of Presenters

Presenters will be required to:
o Provide an electronic copy of session materials that will be provided to all conference attendees.
The Library of Michigan will provide all presenters with:
o Full conference registration including all meals – covered.
o One night’s lodging at the Grand Traverse Resort (or other hotel accommodation up to the state rate of $65 per night) per day of presenting.

Selection Criteria
Program selection is a peer-reviewed process. The RLC Program Committee will evaluate the content of your proposal for relevance to the conference tracks, clarity, originality, and timeliness. The experience and qualifications of presenter(s) will also be considered.

Proposals must be submitted by November 11, 2011 in order to be considered for inclusion in the 2012 conference. Submit the application form via email to Sonya Schryer Norris at Please note that proposals with significant incomplete information will not be considered. The contact person for the proposal will be notified of the status of their proposal by January 13, 2012.

Instructions for Submitting Your Program Proposal
The Call for Programs form will be available electronically on the LM Web site at It is a Microsoft Word document that should be completed, saved, and sent as an attachment to

We need:
o Complete contact information for all speakers
o Program title
o Program track
o Length of program (one 75-minute session or two back-to-back sessions)
o Preferred date of program
o Program description
o A minimum of three learning outcomes

Please note that proposals with significant incomplete information will not be considered. It is your responsibility to make sure that your proposal is complete by the submission deadline.

Please note also that a program may not be an advertisement for a vendor or solely a demonstration of a product/service. Specific product/services may be used or described only if essential for a correct understanding of the topic being presented. Library staff currently using the product/service must participate in the presentation.

The Library of Michigan and the Rural Libraries Conference reserve the right to reorganize content, combine proposals, and make other changes as necessary to render the proposal appropriate for presentation at RLC.

Sonya Schryer Norris

CFP - Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication

Seeking Submissions for Inaugural Issue of the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication

The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication (ISSN 2162-3309) is a quarterly, peer-reviewed, open-access publication for original articles, reviews and case studies that analyze or describe the strategies, partnerships and impact of library-led digital projects, online publishing and scholarly communication initiatives.

The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication provides a focused forum for library practitioners to share ideas, strategies, research and pragmatic explorations of library-led initiatives related to such areas as institutional repository and digital collection management, library publishing/hosting services and authors' rights advocacy efforts. As technology, scholarly communication, the economics of publishing, and the roles of libraries all continue to evolve, the work shared in JLSC informs practices that strengthen librarianship. The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication provides a shared intellectual space for scholarly communication librarians, institutional repository managers, digital archivists, digital data managers and related professionals.

The journal welcomes original research and practitioner experience papers, as well as submissions in alternative formats
(e.g. video).

General topics of interest include:
-Scholarly communication
-Open Access
-Library as publisher and library/press partnerships; including, but not limited to:
---Emerging modes and genres of publication
---Organizational and business models
-Policy issues; including, but not limited to:
---Publishing/deposit mandates
---Impact of governmental or institutional policy
---Policy development for library services
-Digital collection management
-Institutional and discipline-specific repositories
-Digital curation
-Technological developments and infrastructure
-Intellectual property
-Resources, skills, and training
-Interdisciplinary or international perspectives on these issues

The inaugural issue of JLSC will focus on the theme of "Defining Scholarly Communication."

Librarians and related professionals in the area of scholarly communication are engaged in a diverse array of initiatives and
it is often challenging to present a cogent description of what defines "scholarly communication" as a field of study and
practice. As such, the editors are seeking papers that expertly discuss and represent these core dimensions of scholarly
communication: author rights advocacy, repository management, traditional and non-traditional publishing models, citation metrics, copyright management, digital collection development, and the impact of any of the above on the system of scholarly exchange and reward (e.g. tenure and promotion). Submissions that describe or critique the ways in which libraries are engaging with these activities - and the ways in which these individual topics contribute to the broader field of scholarly communication - are encouraged.

Contributions may be submitted to any of the following categories:

-Research Articles
-Practice Articles
-Theory Articles
-P2 (Post-Peer) Review
-Reviews of Books and Products

(For full descriptions of these categories, see

Grey literature (e.g. conference papers, presentations, white papers, etc.) may be revised and submitted for review and
publication in JLSC if all copyrights still reside with the submitting author(s). Submissions that are substantially similar
to material already available to the public (through a peer-reviewed or non-peer-reviewed venue) will not be accepted,
but may be proposed as the focus of a P2 review.

Submissions received by November 14, 2011 will receive priority consideration for the inaugural issue.

For more information about JLSC, please visit

CFP: Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists

CFP: Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists [2012: Pickering College, Ontario, Canada]
Location: Ontario, Canada

The Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists will hold its nineteenth biennial conference at Pickering College in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, June 22 – 24, 2011. The conference invites proposals for papers on any aspect of Quaker history. Send a one-page abstract with proposed paper title and one-page vita electronically (PDF or MS Word attachment) along with a separate cover letter detailing anticipated funding sources if accepted to: John Anderies, Head of Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College The deadline for proposals is December 12, 2011. Applicants will be notified by January 31, 2012.

John Anderies
Head of Quaker & Special Collections
Haverford College
Visit the website at

Reviewers - Library Journal

Be a Reviewer For Library Journal

Reviewing for LJ is a demanding and time-consuming activity, but one that can yield a good deal of professional satisfaction. If you're interested in becoming a book reviewer for LJ, please read our *guidelines* first. To apply, fill out a questionnaire and email it, along with a résumé and two sample reviews in LJ style, to Anna Katterjohn at

Please mail the contract to:
Anna Katterjohn
Library Journal
160 Varick St., 11th fl.
New York, NY 10013

If you have any questions, email or call 646-380-0729.

CFP: Canadian Association of Law Libraries

CFP: Canadian Association of Law Libraries 2012 Annual Meeting


CALL/ACBD Annual General Meeting, 2012
May 6-9, 2012
Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Toronto, Ontario

Join us in Toronto for Towering Opportunities / Possibilités Immenses, the 2012 CALL/ACBD Annual Meeting. Help us develop the programming for the conference by submitting a program suggestion. Anyone may propose a conference session for the annual meeting. Please complete all required elements in order to have your proposal reviewed by the Program Committee.Our plenary speakers will be focusing on three main areas: professional development, alignment with our organizations, and trends that will impact the futures of law libraries. Please help us to understand the connection in your program description to one of these three areas. If you have questions for or difficulty submitting your proposal, please contact David Whelan ( proposals will be accepted until October 14, 2011. You will be notified by December 10th, 2011, if your program has been selected for the annual meeting.You can view other submitted program proposals here: some ideas? Here are suggestions based on comments made after the 2011 Calgary meeting:

CFP - School Libraries Worldwide

School Libraries Worldwide “Connections” issue – Call for papers

School Libraries Worldwide is the official professional and research journal of the International Association of School Librarianship. It is published twice yearly, in January and July, and is available online and through select periodical databases. School Libraries Worldwide publishes new works of current research and scholarship on any aspect of school librarianship. All papers are double-blind peer reviewed and adhere to the highest editorial standards.

Connections: Linking learning, leadership, technology, information, and society through school libraries (Volume 18, Number 1, January 2012)

This issue of School Libraries Worldwide will center on the theme of Connections: School librarians linking learning, leadership, technology, and society. As Malcolm Gladwell wrote in his influential book The Tipping Point (2001), “Connectors are the people who “link us up with the world … people with a special gift for bringing the world together” (pp. 38, 41). For this issue, we use this definition as our point of departure in considering the many connecting roles of school libraries and librarians. We encourage papers that both affirm and extend this initial definition.

This issue will provide an opportunity for researchers to share their work relating to connections and connectors in school libraries.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

School librarians as agents who link home and school;
School libraries as places where children build connections between learning and their roles in society;
School librarians as ambassadors of broadband Internet and mobile devices;
School librarians as promoters of transliteracy in context;
School librarians as connectors across cultural, social, professional and ethnic boundaries;
The interplay between school libraries and digital libraries or virtual learning environments.
School library researchers are invited to submit papers reporting their own original research that has not been published elsewhere. Authors who wish to know more about the issue theme should contact the editors to discuss revision.

School Libraries Worldwide also welcomes submissions of excellent research on any topic relating to school librarianship for the open portion of the journal.

Deadline for submissions of full papers: 20 September 2011.
Authors interested in contributing to this issue should contact the editors, Marcia Mardis and Nancy Everhart at

Submission guidelines are available online at School Libraries Worldwide submission guidelines (

Submissions and suggestions for the journal should be sent to:

Dr. Marcia A. Mardis and Dr. Nancy Everhart
Editors, School Libraries Worldwide
School of Library and Information Science
College of Communication & Information
The Florida State University
Tallahassee FL 32306-2100 USA
Fax: 1 (780) 492-7622

Marcia A. Mardis, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor
Associate Director, The PALM Center
College of Communication & Information
The Florida State University
School Libraries Worldwide
Official Journal of the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL)



Editor Lisa Romero, University of Illinois

Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian is now accepting manuscripts for volume 31(2).

B&SS Librarian is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal focusing on all aspects of behavioral and social sciences information with emphasis on librarians, libraries, and users of social science information in libraries and information centers including the following subject areas:
• Anthropology
• Business
• Communication Studies
• Criminal Justice
• Education
• Ethnic Studies
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Social Work
• Sociology
• Women's Studies

And the following areas of focus:
• Publishing trends
• Technology
• User behavior
• Public service
• Indexing and abstracting
• Collection development and evaluation
• Library administration/management
• Reference and library instruction
• Descriptive/critical analysis of information resources

The submission deadline is November 28, 2011. Please send all submissions and questions to the editor at:

For More information, including complete submission instructions, please visit the journal's webpage:

CFP - LOEX 2012

LOEX 2012: Call for Proposals
Energize! Accelerate! Transform!

40th Annual LOEX Conference
May 3 - 5, 2012
Columbus, Ohio
Proposals due: Friday, November 18, 2011

Instruction librarians know that it’s essential to Energize! theirteaching, Accelerate! change, and Transform! student learning. Weinvite you to contribute your recipes for instructional excellence at LOEX2012, in Columbus, Ohio.

Successful proposals will model best practices, provide useful information thatparticipants can use at their libraries, showcase effective and innovativepractices, support collaboration, and be as applicable as possible to a widerange of academic institution types.

Successful proposals should attempt to reflect elements of one of seven tracks:

* Cocktails: Shake it up -- Engaging students with active learning
* Salads: A mixture of unique ingredients -- Reachingdiverse populations
* Entrees: The foundation of every meal -- Developingyour teachers and your program
* Combo Platter: One from column A, one from column B -- Collaboratingacross campus and with different institutions
* To Go: Take it with you -- Learning on the go, anytime,anywhere
* Chef’s Surprise: Something different and unexpected -- Pursuingcutting-edge trends in teaching and learning
* Dessert: Always leave room for this -- Measuringthe effectiveness of programs and learning

Breakout Session Formats

Two types of proposals will be accepted:
* Presentation: A 50-minute session thatincludes time for a 40-45 minute presentation and 5-10 minutes of question andanswer. Most feature a successful program, practice or key issue related toinstruction or information literacy. Presentations are intended for an audiencetypically of 30-70 people. Presenters should include in the proposaldescription the topic and an outline of the presentation.
* Interactive Workshop: A 50-minute session where thepresenter facilitates a learning experience in which attendees develop orexplore teaching and/or research techniques. Presenters are expected tofacilitate a well-planned and interactive session. Workshops are intended foran audience typically of 30-50 people. Proposals should include a descriptionof the topic and details on how the presenter will make this session a“hands-on” experience for attendees.

In addition to breakout sessions:
1. Students currently enrolled in a Master's program in library and informationsciences, along with librarians in resident or intern programs, will be invitedto propose poster sessions. Details about poster sessions will be issued in aseparate call for proposals.

2. (New this year!) Lightning Talks—short (eight minutes orless) presentations given during a single Saturday session by differentpresenters. There will only be handful (~ five) lightning talkpresentations, as they are intended to be an energizing, but small, part of theconference. Proposals will be due in late January. More detailsabout Lightning Talks will be issued in an early November call for proposals.

Submission Information

Proposals can be submitted only through the online submission form and must bereceived by Friday, November 18, 2011. The primary contact for theproposal will receive a message indicating receipt of the proposal when it issubmitted and will be notified if the proposal has been accepted forpresentation by Friday, January 13, 2012.

If your proposal is accepted, then up to three presenters will be automaticallyregistered for the conference and required to pay registration in full by Monday,March 26, 2012.
More information, including the proposal submission form, can befound at:

If you have any questions about submitting a proposal, contact CatherineCardwell at

Learn more about the LOEX 2012 Conference at
Learn more about LOEX at

CFP - The Library 2025

The Library 2025

Call for Chapter Proposals

Are you an innovative librarian with administrative ambitions? Or are you already a dynamic new library dean or director? We want to hear your vision of the future of libraries: where you think things are -- or better yet, should be -- going. New and aspiring library leaders with a long view are invited to contribute to this upcoming edited volume of visionary essays from ALA Editions, The Library 2025,that will help to guide the profession into the future.

--Book Abstract--

In an information environment where the only constant is change, many wonder where libraries are headed, if not into oblivion. This edited collection brings together the brightest new minds in the profession to share their fresh vision of the future of libraries. These promising current and future library administrators will have a significant impact in shaping this future. Drawing from their personal experiences, they bring their barrier-breaking perspectives to the task of reinventing the library. Through their essays, they answer the question: What should libraries look like in the future, what barriers exist, and how can we overcome them to realize the library of the future?


Library 2025 will gather together essays focusing on envisioned futures for all types of libraries. We seek chapter proposals from new library leaders - both those who occupy positions of authority and those who would like to lead a library later in their career. Chapters that focus on one aspect of libraries are welcomed, as are chapters that take a broad perspective. Chapter topics may include, but are not limited to:

* Leadership & Management (i.e., leadership theories, new staffing models)

* Services (i.e., next-generation reference services, liaison roles)

* Library as Place (i.e., information/learning commons, shared spaces)

* Collections & Access (i.e., new formats, purchasing models, resource sharing)

* Instruction & Literacy (i.e., Information, Functional, Transliteracy, Media, Visual)

* Outreach (i.e., marketing, non-legislative Advocacy)

* External Relations (i.e., collaborating with non-library organizations, community partnerships, donor cultivation)

* The Profession (i.e., LIS education, state/regional/national associations, DIY movements, professional expectations)

* The Political & Economic Environment (i.e., intellectual freedom, Legislative advocacy, our financial future)

* Publishing and Scholarly Communications (i.e., future of publishing, digital repositories, open access)

Inspired by the guiding questions of Evans and O'Connor's The Future By Us: Young Leaders Imagine Australia Beyond 2020, each chapter should address:

* A notable experience that shaped the author's perspective on the future of libraries;

* The current challenge(s) and/or future opportunity(ies) in the world of libraries related to the topic of the chapter;

* An idea and/or strategy to effect change;

* The potential hurdles, costs, and competing interests involved in this strategy, and how they can be negotiated; and

* The author's vision of an ideal future library.

--Propose a Chapter--

The proposal deadline is November 1, 2011. To propose a chapter, submit a one-page chapter abstract with a brief CV or resume and writing sample (in Word format) to . Authors will be notified of acceptance on or before December 16, 2011, and will be expected to submit completed chapters by May 1, 2012.


Inquiries can be made to either of the editors:

Eric Frierson, Library Digital Services Manager, St. Edward's University and Ph.D. student in Managerial Leadership in the Information Professions at Simmons College.

Kim Leeder, Director of Library Services, College of Western Idaho, 2008 ALA Emerging Leader, Library Journal 2011 Mover & Shaker.

CFP- Children's Book Festival

The 45th Annual Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival

April 11-13, 2012, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg

Deadline for Submission: October 28, 2011

Notification of Acceptance: November 25, 2011

The mission of the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival is to recognize excellence in the field of children's literature and to provide librarians, teachers, researchers and community members the opportunity to learn about and appreciate children's literature through presentations, workshops, and personal interactions with people of significance in the field.

In accordance with this mission, the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival at the University of Southern Mississippi School of Library and Information Science invites submissions for papers or presentations to be presented at the 45th annual festival to be held April 11-13, 2012 on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi.

We invite abstracts (of approximately 500 words) for 45-60 minute sessions that are of professional interest to our attendees. Each year the School of Library and Information Science hosts the three-day Festival which includes the most notable names in children's literature. Average attendance is around 450 children's librarians, school media specialists, and faculty in library science and literature from around the Southeast.

To apply:

- Submit a proposal including title, session proposer (with full contact information), name of presenter(s), abstract, and audiovisual requirements.

- Provide a brief (3-4 sentence) summary of your session

- Provide a brief (3-4 sentence) bio of session presenter(s)

- Presenters are responsible for handouts and other materials required for their session.

- Proposals must be sent electronically to Karen Rowell at on or before October 28, 2011. Receipt of proposals will be confirmed via email within a few days of submission. Authors of accepted proposals will receive notification via email on or before November 25, 2011 and will receive complimentary registration to the festival (luncheons not included).

Reviewers - Public Services Quarterly

Web Reviewers Public Services Quarterly

Dear colleagues,

I am writing to solicit reviewers and website suggestions for the Internet Resources Column of Public Services Quarterly. PSQ is a peer-reviewed journal covering a wide variety of public services issues in academic libraries and the Internet Resources Column features reviews of resources that would be useful to public services librarians.

The theme for the upcoming column is online learning and instruction. We want to focus on free sites that assist librarians with providing online or distance reference and instructional services, as well as sites that feature best practices or tips for librarians.

If you would like to review for the next issue, please respond to me at by Wednesday, September 21 with a short note about your interest and any relevant experience. If you don't have time to review for the next issue, but would be interested in being added to the pool of reviewers, please let me know. I also welcome suggestions for websites and/or column themes for future issues.




Melissa Mallon, MLIS

Assistant Professor

Research & Information Services Librarian

Liaison to English, MCLL, Philosophy, Religion,

Elliot School of Communication, and Barton School of

Business (Accountancy, Management, Marketing, & FREDS)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Internship - Gloria Steinem's Office

Internship Opportunity in Gloria Steinem's Office

*We’re pleased to share this opportunity to support Gloria Steinem (Ms.
Foundation co-founder), and we look forward to meeting the intern in our
shared office space.*

Gloria Steinem's downtown Brooklyn office is looking for a fall intern--one
day per week (Fridays strongly preferred), unpaid (though we will cover your
travel expenses), and the chance of a lifetime!

...are a small (tiny!) office looking for a little extra help as we head
into a busy fall.
...have several large archiving projects for our intern to focus on, but
naturally this position will likely also include light office work (phone
answering, mail-related tasks, copying, and others).
...want a bright and efficient addition to our team!

...are a feminist with energy, passion, smarts, and a great work ethic.
...have an interest in history, library science, or information/data
management (or all of these)!
...want a chance to work in a close-knit office environment that can be
fast-paced and stressful but also fun and inspiring.

If you think you'd be a good fit, send a resume and a cover letter
describing what you're like and what you're passionate about to: Please include "archival intern position" and your
name in the subject line.

Free symposium - PhotoHistory XV

The Photographic Historical Society (TPHS) has announced that students are
invited to attend at no cost PhotoHistory XV, the world¹s only continuous
symposium on the history of photography. The symposium will be held in
Rochester, NY, at George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography
and Film on October 21-23, 2011.

³We want to encourage participation by younger potential historians and this
seems like a perfect way to do that,² says Martin Scott, president of The
Photographic Historical Society and general chairman of PhotoHistory XV.
Scott explained that the students would only have to show a student ID card
and fill out an advanced registration form that can be found at The
Photographic Historical Society¹s website: The free
admission applies to the presentation of papers at George Eastman House on
October 22 and to the Photographica Trade Show and sale at the DoubleTree
Hotel, Rochester on October 23, 2011. ³We think that this is a winning idea
for all concerned,² Scott concludes.

The most recent PhotoHistory XIV was held in October 2009 and was the last
on the traditional three-year interval, which first began in 1970. The two
­year frequency for the symposium was suggested and voted on by attendees at
the 2009 event that drew more than 200 visitors from the Americas, Europe,
Australia and Japan.

The Photographic Historical Society of Rochester, NY, is the world¹s first
organized society devoted to photographic history and the preservation of
photo antiques. Founded in 1966, TPHS has a membership of about 120
individuals. For more information see the Society¹s web site at


ICHORA 6: International Conference on the History of Records and Archives 6

Exploring Shared Heritage in the History of Archives with Libraries, Information Science/Documentation, Preservation/ Conservation, and Museums

Conference dates: August 2-4, 2012
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Call for Papers Deadline: 2011 December 12
Further information:

Twenty-first century archivists and librarians, information scientists and documentalists, preservation administrators and conservators, and museum professionals share a common rich enterprise of managing information. Yet the fields of each through time have included work that others stake as their province. Consequently through the centuries this shared heritage often has been honored in rivalry grounded

? in the different purposes archivists and librarians, museum curators and administrators, information scientists and documentalists, and preservation administrators and conservators have claimed as their work,
? in the different traditions of practice grown up to deliver the special contribution of each field to society, and
? in the education appropriate to practicing in each tradition.

We invite proposals for papers for this international conference to explore work in progress, theoretical perspectives, and needs and opportunities for research in the broad area of the history of the shared, conflicting, and complementary heritage of archival enterprise with these related fields.

Proposals for papers should be made in the form of abstracts of 500-750 words.

Please submit proposals as an RTF e-mail attachment to Professor Patricia Galloway, School of Information, University of Texas at Austin, at:

Deadline for submission of proposals is Monday, December 12, 2011.
Announcement of papers to be included on the program will be made no later than February 3.

Professor Patricia Galloway
School of Information
University of Texas at Austin
1616 Guadalupe, Suite 5.202
Austin, Texas 78701-1213
Phone: 512-232-9220
Fax: 512-471-3971

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Grants - Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections

Guidelines have been posted for the National Endowment for the Humanities' Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections grants. U.S. nonprofit museums, libraries, archives, and educational institutions can apply for grants to plan and implement preventive conservation projects in ways that are cost effective, energy efficient, and environmentally sensitive and that aim to mitigate greatest risks to humanities collections rather than to meet prescriptive targets.

Apply for planning grants of up to $40,000 (with an option of up to $50,000) to bring together interdisciplinary teams that might reevaluate environmental parameters for collections and examine passive (nonmechanical) and low-energy alternatives to conventional energy sources and energy-intensive mechanized systems for managing collection environments. Testing, modeling, or project-specific research may help applicants better understand collection environments and formulate sustainable preservation strategies; therefore, with planning grants you might measure energy consumption; use blower door tests to identify air leaks in buildings; create mock-ups of lighting options; test natural ventilation methods; conduct thermal imaging of buildings; test the effect of buffered storage enclosures on moderating fluctuating environmental conditions; re-commission small-scale climate control systems; or adjust the operating protocols for climate control systems.

Apply for implementation grants of up to $350,000 to manage interior relative humidity and temperature by passive methods; install heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems; install storage systems and rehouse collections; improve security and the protection of collections from fire, flood, and other disasters; and upgrade lighting systems and controls to achieve levels suitable for collections that are energy efficient. Projects that seek to implement preventive conservation measures in sustainable ways are especially encouraged.

Deadline: December 1, 2011

Program officers are willing to read draft proposals. See the guidelines for additional details and please contact the division for more information by emailing or calling 202-606-8570.

Laura Word
Senior Program Officer
Division of Preservation and Access
National Endowment for the Humanities

CFP - Data curation

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
• Digital forensics
• 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
• Born digital video
• Outreach strategies
• Looking to the future

Susan Smith is Associate Dean 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
Website: jwl/


Archivists, collections managers, librarians, curators, and other staff members involved in collections care must manage a variety of tasks, including implementation of collections management plans and policies, management of environmental controls and storage conditions, and provision for safe use and exhibition of collections. This program will provide participants with an overview of the preservation standards for the many aspects of collections care.

Speaker: Laura Hortz Stanton, Director of Preservation Services, CCAHA

October 6, 2011 Erie
October 25, 2011 Pittsburgh
November 8, 2011 Johnstown
November 9, 2011 Boalsburg
December 6, 2011 Allentown
December 7, 2011 Scranton
January 11, 2012 Philadelphia
January 13, 2012 York

Registration Fee: $25 Pennsylvania institutions / $75 out-of-state institutions

Registration Deadline: Two weeks prior to each program date

How to register? Registration, secure credit card payment, and additional program information are available at

Questions? Call CCAHA at 215.545.0613, or email us at

Preservation Best Practices for Optimal Collections Care is part of Save Pennsylvania's Past, a statewide effort to preserve the millions of objects and historic artifacts that shape the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's history and define our nation. As part of this two-year project, the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) will present six training programs in Pennsylvania's eight regions to prepare staff to address the challenges threatening Pennsylvania's world-class collections.

Save Pennsylvania's Past is an initiative led by CCAHA in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, Pennsylvania Federation of Museums and Historical Organizations, and LYRASIS. The project is supported by an Institute of Museum and Library Services Connecting to Collections Statewide Implementation Grant.