Monday, October 31, 2011

FREE online conference - Library 2.011 Worldwide Virtual Conference

We're counting down the days until the inaugural Library 2.011 Worldwide
Virtual Conference begins on November 2. For more information, please visit:

More than 3,500 information professionals from 149 countries have signed up to
join the global conversation on the current and future state of libraries. The
groundbreaking event will be a whirlwind of information with 160 presentations
scheduled over two days!

Participants can view the schedule of all 160 sessions in customized pages for
each of the world's 36 time zones. Presentations will cover a variety of
pertinent subject strands that affect the LIS industry and the changing roles
of libraries and librarians in our digital world.
Library 2.011 Worldwide Conference November 2-4, 2011

Eastern Standard Time Workshop Schedule at

Central Standard Time Workshop Schedule at

Mountain Standard Time Workshop Schedule at

Pacific Standard Time Workshop Schedule at

Other time zones

Keynote addresses will be scheduled over the course of the two-day conference.
Keynote speakers include:

.Dr. Sandra Hirsh (USA)
.Dr. Lennart Bjoerneborn (Denmark)
.Dr. Michael Stephens (USA)
.Dr. Christine Bruce (Australia)
.Ms. Ellen Tise (South Africa)
.Mr. Stephen Abram (USA)

As a reminder, the conference will be held entirely online and is FREE to
attend. For more information, please visit:

We'll see you online November 2!


Please excuse cross-postings, and feel free to forward this email.

Alys Jordan, Ed. Sp.
Distance and Instructional Services Librarian

Nova Southeastern University
Alvin Sherman Library

Phone: 954.262.4538
Fax: 954.262.6830

Friday, October 21, 2011

Free webinar - Reference Online

The Credo Reference Online Seminar Series--Fall 2011 begins Tuesday, October 25 at 1:00 PM EST with guest speaker Dr. Lana Jackman, President of the National Forum on Information Literacy ( Dr. Jackman is passionate about information literacy and committed to mainstreaming it throughout every sector of American society. She starts the series with a lively talk about information literacy, primary sources and academic support. Join us for an interactive, lively hour-long discussion just in time for National Information Literacy Awareness Month.

For more information about upcoming seminars and registration links, visit Libraries Thriving:

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Webinar - New Discovery Tools: Moving Beyond Traditional Online Catalogs

The migration of traditional online academic and public library catalogs to
the notion of "discovery platforms" promises new ways to expose library
collections and other resources tailored to individual patron needs. For
patrons, this personalized search and discovery experience can encompass
functions and tools unheard of just a few years ago, such as powerful
faceted searching tools and tagging, and can provide a collaborative portal
for social media and other online scholarly community initiatives. For
libraries, the discovery platform can provide an efficient method for
maximizing the use of and investment in its online resources.

NISO's November webinar, New Discovery Tools: Moving Beyond Traditional
Online Catalogs-to be held on November 9, 2011 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.-will
explore the areas of the discovery platform marketplace, selection and
implementation strategies, and usability.

Topics and speakers are:

. A Web Scale Discovery Refresher - Athena Hoeppner (Electronic Resources
Librarian, University of Central Florida Libraries) will put web-scale
discovery systems in context by reviewing the core concepts and terminology
and looking at the major systems side-by-side.

. Usability Testing of Discovery Interfaces - Rice Majors (Faculty Director
for Libraries IT/Librarian, University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries)
will share data about the methodology and results of his own research: a
task-based usability test of vendor-provided next-gen catalog interfaces and
discovery tools (Encore Synergy, Summon, WorldCat Local, Primo, and EBSCO
Discovery Service).

Registration is per site (access for one computer) and includes access to
the online recorded archive of the webinar for one year. Can't make it on
the webinar date/time? Register and watch the recorded version at your own
convenience. NISO and NASIG members receive a member discount and there is
also a student discount available.

For more information and to register, visit the event webpage:

This webinar is sponsored by CrossRef (

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

CFP - 2012 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums

Call for Session Proposals for the 2012 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums (November 15, 2011 Deadline)

This is an invitation to submit proposals for sessions for the 2012 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums to be held June 4-7, 2012 in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the Cherokee-owned Hard Rock Casino and Resort. The four-day conference will bring together cultures from across the nation and around the world to exchange best practices for indigenous archives, libraries, and museums. The conference features six pre-conference workshops, two pre-conference tours, 56 concurrent sessions, two general sessions, three keynote luncheons, and a post-conference Town Hall-style meeting. Conference tracks focus on library, archive, and museum collections, programs, and services, as well as specialized topics such as cultural tourism, advocacy, oral history projects, language programs, digitization, preservation, and fundraising. The conference is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and sponsored by the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums and the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. To view past conference programs and/or submit a proposal before the November 15 deadline, visit Please direct questions to

We hope to see you in Tulsa!

Susan Feller, Conference Director


Melissa Brodt, Project Manager


Tom Mooney, CA


Cherokee National Historical Society, Inc.

PO Box 515

Tahlequah, OK 74465

918-456-6007 x6152

Fax 918-456-6165

Internship - WGBH Media Library & Archives

WGBH Media Library & Archives – Digital Library Projects

WGBH is public service media for New England--on TV, radio, the Web, and out in the community. We're the single largest producer of PBS prime time and online programming, and a major source of programs heard on public radio from coast to coast. We're a pioneer in educational multimedia and in media access technologies for people with hearing or vision loss.

Department Description:

The WGBH Media Library & Archives manages all physical and digital media and paper records, including materials that need to be retained for production, legal, fiscal, historical or administrative purposes, for the WGBH Educational Foundation. The WGBH Archives currently house more than 10,000 boxes of material and more than 50,000 audio, video, and film masters, many containing active as well as historical and archival materials. The MLA also manages all aspects of film research: cataloging, tracking, and organizing the stock and originally shot footage and images that go into our productions. The MLA negotiates and administers discount stock footage deals with major footage archives, and licenses WGBH stock footage to outside clients. Our web sites provide glimpses into the work and projects of the WGBH Media Library & Archives:

Internship Description:

The WGBH Media Library & Archives has opportunities for graduate students in library science, computer science, linguistics andrelated fields to work in a film and media archive. Come and learn what happens to all the materials that went into that FRONTLINE you saw after it aired on TV. Help to make them accessible for researchers, student and teachers online!

Digital library interns will work with the MLA Project Managers and Production Assistants on collaborative inventory and cataloging projects with external archives partners. Interns will assist with research, communications, cataloging, and partner support. Interns will write blog entries about their experiences, archival issues, and interesting “finds” in the archives and conduct research regarding digital humanities and moving image archives. Interns can gain hands-on experience preparing archival media for web access by transcribing, applying metadata and encoding transcripts, logs and basic catalog records. This is an opportunity to learn moving image cataloging and the PBCore metadata schema (

Skills Preferred:

Basic computer skills, familiarity with Macintosh computers.
Attention to detail and precise work extremely important.
Professional phone and email communication styles required.
Internet savvy, with good web and library search skills.
Knowledge of XML helpful.
Familiarity with digital libraries and library practices also helpful.

WGBH Internship Requirements:
1. WGBH internships are open only to students enrolled in an accredited college or university
2. Internships are unpaid.
3. Interns are expected to commit 60 hours over the course of a semester. Fulfilling hours over schoolbreaks is allowed. Daily scheduling is flexible during normal business hours.

Applicants interested in the Internship should send a resume and a statement of interest by email to:

or by mail to:

WGBH Educational Foundation
Human Resources Department
One Guest Street
Boston, MA 02135

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Free webinar - Technology and Health 2.0

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2011

Start Time: 12 Noon Pacific

1PM Mountain

2PM Central

3PM Eastern

This webinar will last approximately one hour. Webinars are free of charge and registration is ONLY done on the day of the event on the WebEx server. No Passwords are required. For Tips and Registration Information, please go to

For more information and to participate in the October 20 webinar, go to

In the past several years, two major phenomena have dramatically changed the way people find and share information: mobile devices and social media. It is no secret that patrons are using smart phones and mobile devices for much more than making phone calls. For health information, these devices have become pocket medical encyclopedias, fitness coaches, nutrition calculators, medication reminders, and much more.

Studies report that people are increasingly sharing personal health information on the Internet. Librarians are hard-wired to look for authoritative resources; but can user-contributed health information be trusted? With thousands of health-related apps and sites available, how is it possible to sort the good from the bad?

This webinar will focus on:

· the use of mobile devices and social networking for finding and sharing health information

· the implication of using these devices for library staff

· the benefits and issues around health-related social networking sites

· examples of well-designed, safe sites

· quality health apps and mobile sites, evaluation tips, and resources to point

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

· Be aware of the landscape of mobile devices and understand the differences between apps and mobile sites

· Be able to evaluate and guide patrons to quality health-related content for mobile devices

· Be familiar with the benefits and caveats of social networking for health information

· Be able to incorporate knowledge of technology and electronic resources into services for patrons

This webinar will be of interest to public library staff, including reference librarians or reference desk staff, adult and teen services librarians, and staff from organizations who provide health information to consumers and members of the public.

Do you require an accommodation?

Closed captioning will be provided upon request. For this service, please notify at least 72 hours before the webinar.

If you are unable to attend the live event, you can access the archived version the day following the webinar. Check our archive listing at:

Friday, October 14, 2011

Fellowhips - The Harry Ransom Center

The Harry Ransom Center, an internationally renowned humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, annually awards over 50 fellowships to support research projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections. The fellowships support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history.

The fellowships range from one to three months, with stipends of $3,000 per month. Also available are $1,200 to $1,700 travel stipends and dissertation fellowships with a $1,500 stipend. Complete applications for the 2012-2013 Research Fellowships in the Humanities must be received by February 1, 2012.

More information about the fellowships and the Ransom Center¹s collections is available online at Questions about the fellowships should be directed to Bridget Gayle at or 512-232-3214.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

CFP: Theme Issue on Library Services to Distance Learners

CFP: Theme Issue on Library Services to Distance Learners - Urban Library Journal (ULJ)

The Urban Library Journal (ULJ), a publication of theLibrary Association of the City University of New York and a peer-reviewed,open access journal, welcomes article proposals for a special themed issue onlibrary services to distance learners.

The editors invite proposals for articles reflectingoriginal research, case studies, literature reviews and theoreticalconsiderations of relevant topics. Topics may include, but not be limited to:

• Urban distancelearners: serving users when distance learning involves very little physicaldistance
• Welcomingoutside distance learning students from other institutions
• Public librarysupport of college students in distance learning programs
• UrbanStudents/Rural Students, Urban Studies/Rural Studies - library support when thecollection is not built for the discipline
• Campus supportfor libraries serving distant learners
• Internationalstudents working from a distance and what they need from libraries
• Inter-libraryrelations for supporting distance learning students

All proposals should be submitted for consideration byNovember 14, 2011. Send proposals to theeditors listed below.

Final articles should be submitted for peer review byJanuary 16, 2012. Publication is plannedfor spring 2012.

For access to previous issues of ULJ please visit
We look forward to your submissions.

CFP: Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Popular Culture

CFP: Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Popular Culture Area of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association Annual Meeting (Boston 2012)

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:

CFP: Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians

CFP: Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians 2012Conference (OVGTSL 2012)

Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians 2012Conference
Catching the Next Wave of Technical Services
University of Southern Indiana
Evansville, Indiana
May 2-4, 2012

Hosted by: University of Evansville, University of SouthernIndiana, and Evansville Vanderburgh County Public Library

The conference program committee invites forward thinkingsubmissions in all areas of technical services librarianship (acquisitions,cataloging, serials, electronic resources, and preservation.) Participants areencouraged to think of where we are headed in librarianship and its impact inthe technical services environment. Proposals are invited for reports on recentresearch, addressing emerging trends, or showcase new services, projects, or technology.

Please submit proposals by November 30, 2011. Presenterswill be notified of proposal acceptance by February 1, 2012.

For more information, please see

The Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians(OVGTSL) was founded in 1924 and draws its membership from the states ofIndiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. The annual conference rotates among these threestates on a regular basis. Membership is open to anyone interested in librarytechnical services.

CFP - Transitions from Print to Digital

Transitions from Print to Digital Call for Presenters (Michigan Library Association March 16, 2012)

Transitions in Collections from Print to Digital:
Books, Bytes & Beyond
Novi Public Library- March 16, 2012
Call for Proposals – Submission accepted through 11/4/11

Are you working at the forefront of an emerging issue inelectronic resources? Are you doing orhave you done something that you believe may benefit fellow MLA members toraise awareness in this area or that you believe we may need to move towards orlean against? If you answered yes, thenwe’d like to invite to take advantage of this 1-day workshop forum to allow youto share your knowledge, experience, or expertise.

This event will explore the emerging trends in digitalresources as they are used in public, school and academic libraries and theissues relating to accessing, quality, licensing, managing, and maintenance ofdigital resources.

Please submit 1-2 paragraphs about yourpresentation. Please include
• Session Title
• Description oftalk
• Length of timeof talk
• 1 Goal / 3objectives of your session
• Number ofpresenters
• Presenter(s)’names, titles, organization
• Presenter(s)’contact information

Information will be accepted via email through FridayNovember 4, 2011.
Please indicate in your email Subject Line:
2012 MLA P2D Call Proposal + your presentation Title +your Last Name

Send proposal's to:
Cynthia Dopp
Barb Dinan
Denise Cook

CFP: Michigan Academy 2012 Conference

CFP: Michigan Academy 2012 Conference


Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters - Call for Papers for 2012 conference. Submit a 200 word abstract by 11/28/11. See website for CfP and to submit your abstract. Conference location is Alma College, Alma, Michigan on Friday, March, 2, 2012. This multi-disciplinary/interdisciplinary conference includes more than 30 sections (disciplines) in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. College faculty, administrators, graduate students, and undergrads (must be sponsored by faculty members)are invited to submit abstracts. Also invited to submit abstracts are: researchers from non-profit and for-profit organizations, librarians, government employees, K-12 employees, and other professionals.

NOTE: Here is the contact information for the Libraries and Information Sciences Section:

Karen Gross, Director
Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters
Alma College, 614 W. Superior, Alma, MI 48801
ph. (989)-463-7969
fax (989)-463-7970
Visit the website at

CFP: Library Technology Conference 2012

CFP: Library Technology Conference 2012

Conference URL:

The 2012 Library Technology Conference will be held March 14th and 15th, on the campus of Macalester College in St. Paul, MN.
The conference grew out of a very successful Midwest Library Technology conference held in St. Paul, MN in May 2008 which attracted about 250 participants from five states. Each year since, participation levels have continued to grow with the conference reaching full attendance capacity of 500 total participants each of the last two years. This year's conference is again expected to attract full participation levels as it provides an opportunity for librarians to come together to discuss the technologies that are affecting library services; to see examples of what libraries are doing with these technologies; and to allow participants to learn specific skills or knowledge that they can take back and adapt for use within their own library.
This conference should be attended by library staff and the technologists who support them. Sessions will be offered on a wide range of topics and at varying skill levels. Anyone interested in the changing technologies that are affecting libraries should plan to attend.

Some suggestions for possible session topics include:

Web 2.0 technologies
Digital Preservation
Mobile technologies in libraries
Cloud computing uses for library services
Social networking for outreach /service promotion
Strategies for staying current with library technology trends
Digital copyright/licensing
Technology & Information Literacy
Web / interface design

Library technology space planning
Virtual Learning
Search engines
Specific tools—Sharepoint, LibGuides, others
Multimedia creation spaces
QR codes
Managing digital collections
Privacy and freedom of speech in a hyperlinked world
Working with vendors in the digital age

Please do not let this list of suggestions limit your imagination on session proposal topics.

We are looking for the following types of sessions:

Traditional Conference Session - sixty minute traditional lecture-style presentation highlighting a technology, resource or service.

Hands-On Session - two hour session offering participants a more in-depth, active learning opportunity or hands-on experience working with a technology tool/resource or learning the details of a software resource.

Workshop Session - two hour session offering participants a more in-depth active learning opportunity with a technology-related topic.

Poster Session - poster sessions include posters and handouts describing and explaining a technology resource or service of interest to libraries.

Webinar - RDA in a Nutshell

2nd Friday Series: RDA in a Nutshell (Live Online)

This session is part of the LYRASIS second Friday series, a series of workshops providing information about and sharing new ideas and resources for resource sharing, electronic resources, and cataloging.

The likely next edition of cataloging rules, Resource Description and Access (RDA) is dominating discussions of cataloging's future. For administrators and anyone outside of cataloging but with an interest in it, this session will provide an overview of the essentials of RDA and its relationship to FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records), review the current timeline for RDA implementation in the US, and highlight some differences in cataloging practice RDA would introduce. Catalogers who are just beginning to think about RDA and FRBR will find it a useful introduction as well.

Date: Friday, November 11, 2011
Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm (EST)
Fee: FREE for members, $25 for non-members

Seats are available! Visit us online for more information and to register!

Not a member yet? Find out more!

CFP - 40th Annual LOEX Conference

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! their teaching, Accelerate! change, and Transform! student learning. We invite you to contribute your recipes for instructional excellence at LOEX 2012, in Columbus, Ohio.

Successful proposals will model best practices, provide useful information that participants can use at their libraries, showcase effective and innovative practices, support collaboration, and be as applicable as possible to a wide range 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 -- Reaching diverse populations
* Entrees: The foundation of every meal -- Developing your teachers and your program
* Combo Platter: One from column A, one from column B -- Collaborating across campus and with different institutions
* To Go: Take it with you -- Learning on the go, anytime, anywhere
* Chef's Surprise: Something different and unexpected -- Pursuing cutting-edge trends in teaching and learning
* Dessert: Always leave room for this -- Measuring the effectiveness of programs and learning

Breakout Session Formats

Two types of proposals will be accepted:

* Presentation: A 50-minute session that includes time for a 40-45 minute presentation and 5-10 minutes of question and answer. Most feature a successful program, practice or key issue related to instruction or information literacy. Presentations are intended for an audience typically of 30-70 people. Presenters should include in the proposal description the topic and an outline of the presentation.

* Interactive Workshop: A 50-minute session where the presenter facilitates a learning experience in which attendees develop or explore teaching and/or research techniques. Presenters are expected to facilitate a well-planned and interactive session. Workshops are intended for an audience typically of 30-50 people. Proposals should include a description of 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 information sciences, along with librarians in resident or intern programs, will be invited to propose poster sessions. Details about poster sessions will be issued in a separate call for proposals.

2. (New this year!) Lightning Talks--short (eight minutes or less) presentations given during a single Saturday session by different presenters. There will only be handful (~ five) lightning talk presentations, as they are intended to be an energizing, but small, part of the conference. Proposals will be due in late January. More details about 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 be received by Friday, November 18, 2011. The primary contact for the proposal will receive a message indicating receipt of the proposal when it is submitted and will be notified if the proposal has been accepted for presentation by Friday, January 13, 2012.

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

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

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

Brad Sietz
Director, LOEX Clearinghouse for Library Instruction
Bruce T. Halle Library
Eastern Michigan University
734-487-0020 x2152

Reviewers - Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship

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:

Fellowship- UCLA Library Special Collections

UCLA Library Special Collections

The James and Sylvia Thayer Short-Term Research Fellowships support the use of special collections materials by visiting scholars and UCLA graduate students. Collections that are administered by the newly integrated UCLA Library Special Collections and available for fellowship-supported research include materials in the humanities and social sciences, medicine, life and physical sciences, visual and performing arts, and UCLA history.

Research residencies may last up to three months between February 1 and December 14, 2012. Recipients receive stipends ranging from $500 to $2,500. (Awards vary yearly. Grants in 2010 averaged $1,013; in 2011, $1,167.) Those receiving fellowships are expected to provide a report on the results of their research that can be mounted on the UCLA Library Web site. Fellows may have the opportunity to speak about their research at an informal brown-bag session with local scholars during their visit.

United States citizens and permanent residents with the legal right to work in the U.S. who are engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, or independent research are invited to apply.
Application Contents

Applications are due November 18, 2011, and should include:

Cover letter
Curriculum vitae
Outline of research and special collections to be used (two pages maximum)
Brief budget for travel, living, and research expenses
Dates to be spent in residence
Two letters of recommendation from faculty or other scholars familiar with the research project. Please note that the committee cannot consider letters of recommendation from librarians or staff of the UCLA Library.

Application Instructions

Application materials can be submitted in PDF format by email, which is the preferred submission method. Letters of recommendation in PDF format can also be sent by email, either by the people writing them or by the applicant.

Applications can also be submitted in print format; mail to:
James and Sylvia Thayer Fellowship Program
UCLA Library Special Collections
A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575

Questions about the fellowships can be mailed to the address above or emailed.

Download 2012 Thayer Research Fellowships announcement (Adobe PDF document)

for more information go to

CFP - InterActions

Call for Submissions: Special Issue on Archival Education and Human Rights

InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies

In a recent article in American Archivist, a group of some two-dozen archival faculty and doctoral students from programs around the world called on archival educators to develop a new educational framework that both reflects and reflects upon pluralist approaches to archival theory and practice.1 This article added to an ongoing conversation in archival education regarding the ethical imperative of faculty to engage students with culturally sensitive curricula and to promote a social justice agenda in and outside the classroom. At the same time, a growing body of archival studies literature has addressed the intersection of archives and human rights, interrogating the role of records and recordkeeping institutions in both facilitating human rights violations and holding oppressive regimes legally and historically accountable for such violations.

This special issue of InterActions seeks to bring together these two streams of archival thought in hopes of explicating the role of human rights and social justice in archival education. How are we to conceive of human rights at the nexus of archival education, research, and action? What ethical responsibilities do archival educators have in addressing human rights concerns in the classroom? What pedagogical strategies might educators employ in order to include discussions about human rights and archives within the context of professional training and practices, and the theories that undergird them? InterActions seeks to include a range of submissions, including (but not limited to) research articles, literature reviews, book reviews, exhibition reviews, featured commentaries, and position pieces. Submissions should incorporate critical perspectives that aim to bridge multiple discourses around the theme of the issue. All submissions will be subject to double-blind peer-review and authors are expected to adhere to the deadlines to ensure the timely publication of the special issue.

Possible research questions:
- How might "human rights" be defined in the context of archival education? What are the opportunities and difficulties of adopting an orientation toward human rights in archival education?
- What is the relationship between a social justice agenda and a human rights framework in the archival classroom? What roles might information technologies play in working toward classroom agendas for extending and supporting human rights?
- What theoretical positions might be taken up when considering the current and future state of research in the domains of human rights and archival education?
- What philosophical, pedagogical, political, and/or ethical questions are at play that might provide opportunities for strategic action?
- How might archival educators incorporate human rights genealogies and/or frameworks?
- What are the implications of globalization on discourses on human rights in archival education?
- How might archival education and/or human rights intersect with the roles and responsibilities of educational institutions within the public sector?

- Deadline for Submissions: January 15, 2012
- Tentative deadline for peer reviews of submitted manuscripts: March 15, 2012
- Tentative deadline for revisions to submitted manuscript: April 30, 2012
- Publication date for the Special Issue on Human Rights: Early June 2012

Please submit manuscripts at or directly to the email addresses below. Any questions or inquiries about the special issue may be directed to:
- Andrew J Lau (UCLA; Information Studies Editor for InterActions):
- Michelle Caswell (University of Wisconsin, Madison; Guest Editor):
- InterActions:

InterActions is a peer-reviewed on-line journal committed to the promotion of interdisciplinary and critical scholarship. Edited by students in the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, the journal brings together senior and emerging scholars, activists, and professionals whose work covers a broad range of theory and practice. InterActions is published twice yearly with funding provided by the UCLA Graduate Students Association and the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies.

For more information, please visit

CFP - ACRL 2012 Spring Virtual Institute

ACRL 2012 Spring Virtual Institute

Call for Proposals
Don't miss the opportunity to play an active part in the 2012 ACRL Spring Virtual Institute, "Extending Reach, Proving Value: Collaborations Strengthen Communities." Submit a proposal now for an interactive webcast or lightning talk. Submissions will be accepted through December 15, 2011.

The ACRL Spring Virtual Institute, to be offered April 18-19, 2012, will explore how libraries are capitalizing on community collaborations in order to facilitate connectedness and demonstrate value. The institute will take place in an online conference community, which will provide an environment in which participants can gather electronically to learn, collaborate, and network. The institute will offer both synchronous and asynchronous sessions which will be archived after the institute for viewing on-demand. Proposals are invited for session formats including:

Interactive Webcast (Synchronous)
An interactive Webcast allows speakers to present in real-time, while also showing visuals, such as PowerPoint slides and desktop applications. Participants can also interact by talking with live audio or typing in questions and comments.

Lightning Talk (Asynchronous)
Lightning Talks are short, asynchronous presentations of 5-8 minutes, combining a PowerPoint presentation or other visual materials with voice narration by the presenters.

Submissions will be accepted through December 15, 2011. Full text of the Call for Proposals is available online. Questions about the Call for Proposals or the 2012 Spring Virtual Institute should be directed to, 312-280-2522

Margot Conahan

Manager, Professional Development

Association of College and Research Libraries

50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611

312-280-2522; fax: 312-280-2520

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Award - Gale Cengage Learning Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Library Services

The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) is now accepting nominations for the Gale Cengage Learning Award for Excellence inReference and Adult Library Services, given annually to a library or library system for developing an imaginative and unique resource to meet patrons' reference needs. The award consists of a citation and a $3,000 prize. Nominations are due December 15, 2011.

The resource can be a bibliography, a guide to the literature of a specific subject, a directory, a database, or any other project that has helped the library meet adult or children's reference needs. Tools, guides or databases that have been developed for reader's advisory or adultservice questions and needs are also eligible for the award.

Application Instructions

Nomination materials should be submitted to the award committee chair (contact information below). Self-nominations are accepted. The materials should include a letter of nomination stating in detail how the resource has contributed to meeting patrons' reference needs.
In particular, the letter should include:

* A description of the resource and its format, e.g., card file, database, etc.
* A list of sources used to compile the resource.
* The target audience for the resource
* Criteria used in selecting material for inclusion. (If the resource is inclusive, please state so clearly.)
* The breadth of coverage, i.e. time and subject, of the resource.
* An explanation of what makes the resource imaginative or unique.
A sample of the resource (or entry, pages, printout, etc.) must accompany the nomination.

Questions about the award or the nomination process should be directed to the committee chair via phone or e-mail:

Michael Levine-Clark

Further information, including a list of past winners, can be found here:

CFP - 2012 Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference

ER&L Conference Planning Committee encourages you to submit a proposal
for the 2012 Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference!

ER&L is seeking to advance the discussion in these following areas
with this 2012 Call for Proposals, with detailed descriptions included

• Managing e-Resources in Libraries
• Collection Development and Assessment
• Workflow & Organizations
• External & User Relationships
• Emerging and Future Technologies
• Scholarly Communication & Licensing
• Library as Publisher

Proposal Evaluation: The committee will evaluate each proposal on the
basis of subject matter (including, but not limited to, the issues
listed in the topic descriptions), clarity, and timeliness. We will
also hold a period of open voting to allow potential attendees to help
shape the program. Proposals should be for original work that has not
been published. We may request that some presenters combine sessions
with complementary subject matter.
Proposal Types: ER&L is looking for individual presentations, panels
with differing perspectives, and half day, hands-on preconference
workshops. When submitting a proposal, choose one proposal type.


Policy/ Planning Committee Questions? Please direct questions about
the Call for Proposals and Workshops to Elizabeth Winter
( and Xan Arch

Submission Site/ General Questions? Please direct questions related to
the submission site to Sandy Tijerina ( or to
Bonnie Tijerina (

Registration Questions? Information will be posted ER&L's web site.
Registration is open as of October 17, 2011 and the conference does
sell out.



• Visit the Instructions tab to walk you through the bullet points of
the submission process.

• In this site, Proposal Manager/Creator should be prepared to provide
a title, keywords, learning objectives, an abstract, proposal details,
presenter/ co-presenter contact details, as well as agree to recording
and use and speaker discount statements on this submission form.

• Submitters may revisit this site and make modifications to their submissions.

• Accepted proposals earn a 25% discount off of conference registration.

• The Proposal Creator will affirm acknowledgement of this discount in
the submission form.

• ER&L requests specific recording and use of it's presenters. The
Proposal Creator will agree to the ER&L recording and use policy in
this submission form.

• ER&L staff is available for questions about this site. Please do not
hesitate to ask any questions.

Submission Deadline: Thu Dec 1 2011, 11:59pm EST

CLS ProQuest Innovation in College Librarianship Award

CLS ProQuest Innovation in College Librarianship Award

Who should apply for an innovation award in college librarianship?

Did your library undertake a unique project?
Is someone developing a new program for your staff or for students?
Is your new librarian starting a creative project ?
Are the faculty raving about a newly redesigned instruction program?

If you, a colleague or anyone on your staff is thinking outside the box, or even outside the library we would like to hear about it. Please encourage your staff or your colleagues to apply for the CLS ProQuest Innovation in College Librarianship Award. We encourage anyone with an innovative project, program, marketing plan, or other creative pursuit to apply. Nominations are also welcome!
Submission Deadline: Friday, December 2, 2011 See details below.

CLS ProQuest Innovation in College Librarianship Award

A $3,000 donation by ProQuest. The award is administered by the College Libraries Section of ACRL and is presented at the ALA Annual Conference.

As nominee(s), the librarian(s) must have demonstrated a capacity for innovation in working with or serving undergraduates or instructors in the areas of programs, services, and operations; or creating innovations for library colleagues that facilitate their ability to better serve the library's community.

Any member of ALA is eligible for this award.
At least one applicant must have at least three years academic library experience.
Applicant(s) must be in an academic library setting primarily serving undergraduates.
Applicant could either be an individual or team with the primary applicant having three years of experience.
Nomination Process & Submissions

Electronic submissions are required. All electronic attachments should be emailed to Nominations should include the following:

Name, address, e-mail and phone number of self-applicant or the person you are nominating.
Letter supporting the nomination including (no more than 1,000 words):
Written description of the project explaining what made it innovative;
Written description of its impact;
What could other librarians learn from your experience?
Provide supplemental materials for the committee to understand the purpose, content, impact and innovation (limit of three items).
CV is required.
Letter of recommendation, if appropriate.
Completion of the online form.

Submission Deadline: Friday, December 2, 2011
Information and Assistance

Questions or requests for assistance in compiling an nomination should be directed to Amy E. Badertscher, Director of Library Services, Kenyon College Libraries, T: (740) 427-5605, E-mail: or Jessica O'Brien, Technology and Learning Support Librarian, Lenoir-Rhyne University Carl A. Rudisill Library, T: (828) 328-7452, E-mail: or Megan Griffin,

Online conference - Discovery, Literacy, Practice: Current Trends in Art Information

Discovery, Literacy, Practice: Current Trends in Art Information

The Mountain West Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) is hosting a virtual conference on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 9:30am to 4:00pm MDT. For more information about the exciting conference program, registration, and Adobe Connect (the virtual conference platform), please visit the chapter's website:

Registration Deadline: October 31, 2011.

Conference attendance is open to anyone interested in the arts and information — we hope to see you in cyberspace!

Webinar - The RDA Vocabularies: Implementation, Extension, and Mapping

NISO/DCMI Webinar: "The RDA Vocabularies: Implementation, Extension, and Mapping"
DATE: 16 November 2011
TIME: 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT (17:00-19:30 UTC)


During a meeting at the British Library in May 2007 between the Joint Steering Committee for the Development of RDA and DCMI, important recommendations were forged for the development of an element vocabulary, application profile, and value vocabularies [1], based on the Resource Description and Access (RDA) standard, then in final draft. A DCMI/RDA Task Group [2] has completed much of the work, and described their process and decisions in a recent issue of D-Lib Magazine [3]. A final, pre-publication technical review of this work is underway, prior to adoption by early implementers.

This webinar will provide an up-to-the-minute update on the review process, as well as progress on the RDA-based application profiles. The webinar will discuss practical implementation issues raised by early implementers and summarize issues surfaced in virtual and face-to-face venues where the vocabularies and application profiles have been discussed.



Diane Hillmann is Vocabulary Management Officer for DCMI and a partner in the consulting firm Metadata Management Associates. She is co-chair (with Gordon Dunsire) of the DCMI/RDA Task Group and is the DCMI Liaison to the ALA Committee on Cataloging: Description and access, the US body providing feedback on RDA Development.

Thomas Baker, DCMI Chief Information Officer (Communications, Research and Development), was recently co-chair of the W3C Semantic Web Deployment Working Group and a W3C Incubator Group on Library Linked Data (report pending).


For registration and webinar technical information, see Registration closes at 12:00 pm Eastern on 16 November 2011.

CFP - Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian

Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian is now accepting manuscripts for volume
31:2. The submission deadline is November 30, 2011.

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:

Communication Studies
Criminal Justice
Ethnic Studies
Political Science
Social Work
Women's Studies

And the following areas of focus:
publishing trends
User behavior
Public service
Indexing and abstracting
Collection Development and evaluation
Library Administration/management
Reference and library instruction
Descriptive/critical analysis of information resources

Please consider Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian as the journal for your

The journal's website includes Instructions to Authors at:

Please send all submissions and questions to the editor at:

Lisa Romero
Editor, Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian

CFP - Librarianship in For-Profit Educational Institutions


Librarianship in For-Profit Educational Institutions

Inaugural Conference

Trending NOW

Call for Proposals

Do you have subject expertise, useful practices, or innovative ideas to share? If so, we invite you to share with your colleagues at the inaugural conference specifically for for-profit librarians.

Submit a paper proposal for the 2012 first annual conference to be held at AVIA Hotel in Savannah, GA, March 1-2, 2012. The deadline for submissions is January 1, 2012.

We will be holding sessions on copyright, accreditation, assessment, information literacy and best practices.

What to include in the proposal:

Clear summary description of the topic’s focus, including why you think it is important for this group

Structure and format of the presentation (demonstrations, roundtable discussions, poster, etc.). Include time and equipment requirements

Your name, institution and email

If your proposal is selected, you will be notified immediately after the deadline date. You will be responsible for your own conference registration and travel expenses.

Please submit to Kate Sawyer ( and Tabitha Dillon ( co-chairs of the conference by January 1, 2012.

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:


Free workshops - Preservation

Free workshops across California - Register Now
Creating and Funding Preservation Projects
The Californians Connecting to Collections Project (C3) is a statewide preservation project that is providing information, education, and training to California heritage institutions.
Two trainings are currently being will be offered: Protecting Cultural Collections: Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery and Creating and Funding Preservation Projects to Enhance Collection Care. For additional information of the C3 Project, see the Californians Connecting to Collections webpage .
Available C3 WorkshopsS:
Protecting Cultural Collections: Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery The Heritage Health Index determined that most collecting institutions need an emergency or disaster response plan that includes collections, and staff trained to carry it out. Attend the interactive 2-part workshop “Protecting Cultural Collections” and walk away with the tools you need. Final workshop in Santa Rosa will begin soon, so sign up today! Learn More.
New! Creating and Funding Preservation Projects to Enhance Collection Care
Do you want to get a preservation grant to take care of your collections? Many institutions have used grant-funded projects to enhance the level of care they can provide for their collections, and sometimes even to jump start their preservation programs. By the end of the one-day workshop, participants will have outlined a preservation project proposal specific to their institution, identified possible funding sources, and tested their ideas with other workshop participants. Training locations include Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and Sacramento.
Learn More .
Cost: These workshops are FREE. Funding is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through a Connecting to Collections statewide grant.
Registration: Pre-registration required. Click on the link above to register for your preferred workshop and location.
For more information or registration assistance contact: Sarah Post at
Partners in the C3 Project include: California Association of Museums, California Historical Society, California Library Association, California State Archives, California State Library, California State Parks. With assistance from: California Preservation Program, Balboa Art Conservation Center, and the Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service.
Funding is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through a Connecting to Collections statewide grant.


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.

Location: Senator John Heinz History Center

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

Registration, secure credit card payment, and additional program information are available at )

Can't make it to Pittsburgh? This program will also be offered in:
Johnstown November 8, 2011
Boalsburg November 9, 2011
Allentown December 6, 2011
Scranton December 7, 2011
Philadelphia January 11, 2012
York January 13, 2012

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 and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

The following programs are coming to Pittsburgh in early 2012:

This program will cover basic issues in digital preservation, including an introduction to digitization, and will provide information on handling guidelines for digitization, selection of materials, conducting pilot projects, creating access to digitized materials, funding sources, and the benefits of collaborating with other institutions.

Participants will learn about the fundamentals of archival appraisal, acquisition, and access; proper storage materials; and the most common preservation problems associated with paper-based archival collections. This program will touch briefly on processing, arrangement, and description.

Award - Pinkett Award

The Pinkett Award was established in 1993 and recognizes and acknowledges minority undergraduate and graduate students, such as those of African, Asian, Latino or Native American descent, who, through scholastic and personal achievement, manifest an interest in becoming professional archivists and active members of the Society of American Archivists. The recipient of the award receives full complimentary registration to the SAA Annual Meeting and related expenses for hotel and travel for attending the SAA Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA, in August 2012.

Eligibility: The Pinkett is awarded to minority students, with preference given to full-time students possessing a minimum scholastic grade point average of 3.5 while enrolled in a graduate program focusing on archival management during the academic year proceeding the date on which the award is given.

Please consider nominating yourself or a deserving student today. For more details or to download the application form please visit, The deadline to apply is February 28, 2012.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

CFP - Tablet Computers in Academic Libraries

Do you use iPads (or other tablet computers) in your library? Consider submitting a chapter to our book!

This is a call for proposals for chapters to be included in a book entitled Tablet Computers in Academic Libraries. This book will be edited by Rebecca K. Miller, Heather Moorefield-Lang, and Carolyn Meier of Virginia Tech and published by ALA Editions.

In order to submit a proposal, please send a 1-2 paragraph summary of your idea for a chapter, along with a current CV highlighting relevant publication experience. Proposals and accompanying material should be submitted by November 16, 2011 to: Although the editors of this book hope to see many creative and interesting ideas relating to the use of tablet computers in academic libraries, we are specifically concerned with the following areas of discussion and exploration:

Use of tablet computers to enhance library and information literacy instruction
Use of tablet computers to enhance reference services
Use of tablet computers to enhance or contribute to collection management
Strategies for designing tutorials and websites for tablet computers
Understanding how students and faculty (the surrounding academic community) are using tablet computers
Exploring how librarians can use tablet computers for professional development and research

View the full CFP (including project timeline):

We look forward to receiving your proposals!

Rebecca K. Miller
Information Literacy Coordinator
College Librarian for Science, Life Sciences, and Engineering
University Libraries at Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia

Workshop - Northeast Document Conservation Association

Northeast Document Conservation Association (NEDCC)

On April 17, 2012, at 2:00 p.m., the NEDCC will hold
the live on-line Webinar “Risk Assessment for Disaster
Planning” as part of its Collections Care series. In order
to create a strong foundation for disaster planning, Donia
Conn, NEDCC education and outreach coordinator, will
lead attendees through an exploration of potential internal
and external hazards and an assessment of the risks these
hazards pose. Natural, industrial, technological, building,
and even human hazards will be examined for mitigation
and planning purposes. The cost of the Webinar is $95;
early-bird registration is $80. Maximum class size is
limited to 50. The Academy of Certified Archivists will
award two Accreditation Recertification Credits (ARCs)
to eligible Certified Archivists (CAs) who attend this
Conn will briefly introduce how to prepare for a disaster
and how to mitigate potential damage in a second Webinar,
“Disaster Planning,” on May 2, 2012, at 2:00 p.m.
This Webinar will address how to write a disaster plan,
focusing on important elements that should be included
and presenting a variety of disaster planning templates.
This Webinar’s CA attendees of will also receive two
ARCs. For more information on these Webinars and
other NEDCC educational programming, please see the
NEDCC’s training calendar at

Workshop - Michigan Archival Association

Michigan Archival Association (MAA)
This year, the MAA is happy to announce their fall
workshop, a special program focused on preparing you
for the unexpected, entitled: “Disaster Preparedness and
Response for Archives and Library Collections: Organizing
Your Toolkit.” Julie Page, a national speaker and
trainer for disaster preparedness initiatives and coordinator
for the California Preservation Program, will lead this
workshop on November 15, 2011, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00
p.m. at the Bentley Historical Library on the University of
Michigan campus. Page will share valuable skills to help
attendees assess their vulnerabilities, mitigate their risks,
and respond if the unthinkable happens. The program will
include interactive training and hands-on recovery tactics.
The cost of the workshop is $60.00 (lunch included), and
student rates are available. Visitor parking at the Bentley Historical Library will be available at $10 for the day. For
further information, visit http://miarchivists.wordpress