Friday, December 28, 2012

Internship in Preservation and Conservation

Lennox Foundation Internship in Preservation and Conservation Iowa State University is accepting applications for the 2013 Lennox Foundation Preservation and Conservation Internship. This twelve (12) week internship is intended to give current graduate students and recent graduates of preservation and/or conservation programs the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge of care and treatment of library and archives materials in an academic library. Interns will learn about the overall functioning and organization of the Preservation Department and will undertake and complete a project based on their interests and skills, and the needs and capabilities of the Department. Eligibility and requirements: • Applicants must currently be graduate students, in good standing, in a program of library and archives preservation administration or conservation; or a recent graduate of such a program; • Applicants must have completed at least four preservation or conservation courses before the anticipated start date of this internship; • Applicants must commit to 12 consecutive weeks of full-time employment as interns; • Internship must be completed within the calendar year; • At the end of the internship, the intern will be required to submit a final report or project; • Applicants must have student or working visas if not U.S. citizens. The 2013 Lennox Foundation Internship provides a $3,200 stipend, travel expenses to and from Ames, and housing expenses. For more information see: To apply for the Lennox Foundation Preservation and Conservation Internship please submit the following items: cover letter; current resume; contact information for two professional references (include address, phone number and e-mail address); statement of interest (include projects of interest); graduate program description including requirements and course descriptions (indicate the classes you have completed). Deadline for application is January 17, 2013 Submit these items to: Melissa Tedone Lennox Foundation Internship Iowa State University 441 Parks Library Ames, IA 50011-2140

Fellowship in Paper and Book Conservation.

Fellowship in Paper and Book Conservation. The Baker Fellowship provides financial support for conservators at various levels in their careers to enable them to spend time working on a research or practical project at the University of Michigan Library's Conservation Lab. While projects focused on conservation of paper-based collections are typical, proposals on related non-paper materials, such as papyrus or parchment/vellum, will also be considered. Most fellows will work with U-M Library conservators to develop their own knowledge and skills, but a fellow may also join the lab primarily to pass on her/his expertise to the U-M conservators. Building and sharing knowledge are the primary goals of this fellowship. The Cathleen A. Baker Fellowship in Conservation was established in April 2011 by a gift from Dr. Baker, Conservation Librarian at the University of Michigan Library and Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation. The fellowship is offered annually. Applicants propose a project, the length of time they wish to spend at the U-M Library Conservation Lab (2 to 12 months), and a budget. Proposals for 2013-2014 may request up to $10,000 for the project. This fellowship is limited to United States citizens or residents with U.S. work permits only. More information about the Fellowship and how to apply is available at: Deadline for applications is January 31, 2013, for projects to be completed between September 1, 2013, and August 31, 2014.

Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program

The Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program enables undergraduate and graduate students to experience the integrated analog and digital collections and services of the world's largest, all-inclusive library. Working under the direction of Library curators and specialists in various divisions, fellows explore digital initiatives and increase access to the institution’s unparalleled collections and resources. Fellows are exposed to a broad spectrum of library work: copyright, preservation, reference, access, and information technology. In the past, summer fellows have identified hundreds of historical, literary, artistic, cinematic and musical gems representing the Library’s rich cultural, creative and intellectual assets. No previous experience is necessary, but fellowships are competitive and special skills or knowledge is usually desired. Selections are based on academic achievement, letters of recommendation, and an interview with a selection official. Project opportunities for 2013 are listed under Subject Areas.

Scholarship - Society of American Archivists

Call for Applications: Donald Peterson Student Scholarship Award The Donald Peterson Student Scholarship Award Subcommittee invites applications from archival science students and recent graduates of archival programs. The award subsidizes travel to the SAA Annual Meeting for students presenting research or actively participating in an SAA-sponsored committee, section, or roundtable. Award and application information follow below. The application deadline is February 28,2013. If you have any questions regarding the award or the application process, please contact Douglas Bicknese, Donald Peterson Student Scholarship Award Committee Chair, at Purpose and Criteria for Selection Established in 2005, this award supports students and recent graduates from graduate archival programs within North America to attend SAA’s Annual Meeting. The goal of the scholarship is to stimulate greater participation in the activities of the Association by students and recent graduates. This participation must include either a presentation of research during the Annual Meeting or active participation in an SAA-sponsored committee, section, or roundtable. Eligibility Awarded to an SAA member in good standing who is currently enrolled in an archival education program or who graduated from an archival education program in the previous calendar year. Applications are evaluated based on the merits of the applicant’s essay and letters of recommendation. Sponsor and Funding The Society of American Archivists, in honor of Donald Peterson (1908-1999), New York lawyer and philatelist, whose deep appreciation of world history and preservation developed early through his stamp collecting and held true throughout his life. Prize Up to $1,000 in support of registration, travel, and accommodation expenses associated with the SAA Annual Meeting. First Awarded 2006 Application Form and Documentation Submit three copies of the following to the address on the application form: 1. A 500-word essay describing the applicant's career goals and potential impact on the archival profession. Unofficial transcript to verify student status or copy of graduate diploma. Two letters of recommendation from individuals having definite knowledge of the applicant's qualifications. Application form. Application Deadline February 28, 2013

Saturday, December 8, 2012


Charting the Waters: Priorities and the Future of Archives MARAC Spring 2013 Meeting Erie, Pennsylvania April 25-27, 2013 Sneak Peak at Erie Sessions and a Call for Speakers The Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) Spring 2013 Program Committee is seeking presentations to round out the sessions slated for the spring meeting. As a sneak peak of what will be presented at the Erie meeting, we are seeking papers on: * Military History, with a focus on the War of 1812 - 2 speakers to highlight archival collections which document the diverse experiences of the War of 1812 or other military conflicts * Erie and Western Pennsylvania History - 1 speaker to highlight local archival collections and their visibility and use in local communities * Donor Relations - 1 speaker who can discuss practical aspects of donor relations, with a preference for a speaker who can also discuss donor agreements for digital items * Evaluating User Experience in Archives - 2 speakers who can address aspects of usability studies for in-person and virtual patrons * True Single Search - 2 speakers who can address the benefits and challenges posed by different kinds of single search interfaces and the inclusion of archival descriptions in library catalogs * Pushing the Limits on Fair Use - 2 speakers to discuss copyright law and fair use as it pertains to archives, with a preference for speakers who can address recent developments and legal decisions * Using Use Statistics - 1 speaker to discuss the practical and powerful applications of use statistics * Records Management - 1 speaker who can address the importance of records management for university, organizational, or corporate archives * Crowdfunding the Archives - 1 speaker to address innovative or unconventional fundraising projects * EAC-CPF - 1 speaker who can discuss implementation of EAC-CPF, current projects, and how it has enhanced access We are also still looking for approximately 8 individuals to serve as session chairs. The duties include introducing the speakers and keeping time for each speaker and the session. If you're planning on coming to Erie, please consider serving as a chairperson for a session. If you are interested in participating in a session either as a speaker or a chair, please send your name, contact information, and a brief description of your talk to the Program Committee at no later than December 19, 2012.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

BRASS Emerald Research Grant award

We are seeking proposals for the annual BRASS Emerald Research Grant award. The Emerald Research Grant Award will be awarded to an individual or group of individuals seeking support to conduct research in business librarianship. The funds may be used at the discretion of the award recipients. Award recipient must be an ALA member or at least one member of a collaborative team must be an ALA member. "The Emerald Group Publishing Limited has a long-standing commitment to support the research community via a number of methods including doctoral and research fund awards, benefiting both those at the outset of their academic careers and the more established researchers." One $5,000 award will be presented. The awards (check and citation) will be presented at the RUSA Awards. BRASS would like to thank Emerald Group Publishing Limited ( for their generous sponsorship of this award. Nominations must be received by December 15, 2012. For complete information about the criteria for this grant award, please visit: Questions may be directed to the award committee chair: Christy Cathro Goodnight 919-384-5515

CFP - 2013 LACUNY Institute

The 2013 LACUNY Institute Libraries, Information, and the Right to the City April 5, 2013 John Jay College of Criminal Justice Keynote Speakers: Christine Pawley - Former director of the School of Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin - Madison and historian of print culture in America. Jessa Lingel - Doctoral student at Rutgers and author of "Occupy Wall Street and the myth of the technological death of the library." Libraries, Information, and the Right to the City In recent years movements of scholars and activists have advanced a concept known as “the right to the city.” As the noted geographer David Harvey puts it “the right to the city is far more than the individual liberty to access urban resources: it is a right to change ourselves by changing the city.” Situated at the heart of a global metropolis the Library Association of the City University of New York is in an excellent position to initiate this dialogue. The 2013 LACUNY Institute committee welcomes proposals that examine how library and information professionals engage in such social transformations. The majority of the world’s population now resides in urban areas making questions surrounding the city central to understanding the shape of the 21st century. The goal of the 2013 institute is to create a dialogue about how library and information professionals can (or should) move beyond being guarantors of access and become engaged in communities’ production of knowledge. We consider “the city” to be the public sphere broadly defined (i.e., proposals that examine these issues in small communities are welcome). The massive technological transformations of recent years have changed the nature of both libraries and the public sphere. At the 2013 LACUNY Institute we would like to explore the roles of libraries and information in the polis of the future. Here are few examples of subjects that would be considered appropriate: Librarians and social movements Libraries and public services The ethics of representation Services to traditionally marginalized groups Critical information literacy The ethics of user generated content The ethics of neutrality Libraries and civic engagement Open access and the public's right to information We look forward to your participation in the spring of 2013! Submission of proposals for papers should include: name(s) of presenter(s) title(s) affiliation(s) contact information abstracts of 300-500 words. Presentations will be 20 minutes with time allocated for questions and discussion. Full papers will be published in a special issue of Urban Library Journal. Submit a 300 to 500 word abstract to this webform or email a word document with the above information to Deadline: December 21, 2012 Notification of acceptance: January 25, 2013 Jonathan Cope LACUNY Institute Chair Reference Librarian/Instructor College of Staten Island, CUNY 718.982.3804

CFP - Focus on Educating for Sustainability

Call for Papers TITLE: Focus on Educating for Sustainability: Toolkit for Academic Libraries EDITOR: Maria A. Jankowska PUBLISHER: Library Juice Press BOOK ABSTRACT: In the last ten years literature on greening libraries has expanded considerably. Furthermore, by signing the Presidents’ Climate Commitment, university presidents and chancellors committed their institutions to finding new solutions to environmental, economic, and social issues through their teaching, research, and service operations. Since 2007, higher education has observed exponential growth of programs integrating sustainability literacy into teaching and research. Academic libraries must respond to this increasing focus on educating for sustainability and go beyond greening libraries to become active partners in advancing education and research for sustainability. OBJECTIVE OF THE BOOK: This edited collection strives to capture the current status and future direction of libraries' commitment to advance the focus of educating for sustainability. It will serve as a toolkit offering a wide range of best practices, case studies, and activities ready for implementation within academic libraries. POSSIBLE TOPICS: With this call, the editor invites articles, essays, and case studies that describe specific activities undertaken by academic libraries or visions for future activities that support university sustainability research and teaching. Such activities may include, but are not limited to, the following: · Integrating sustainability literacy into information literacy instruction and university courses · Selecting materials in support of sustainability-related curriculum · Creating effective research guides on sustainability topics related to social equity, economic practicality, and the environment · Promoting open access content resources related to sustainability · Partnering on university sustainability curriculum design and collaborative teaching · Participating in university efforts to educate for sustainability across disciplines · Supporting the university’s sustainability research, teaching, and outreach TARGET AUDIENCES: The editor believes this book will be of interest to a large variety of audiences including the following: · Librarians seeking inspiration for ways to combine their expertise with their passion for sustainability · Library managers interested in leveraging and highlighting library services that support their institution’s focus on sustainability · Teaching faculty collaborating with libraries on projects related to sustainability · University administrators interested in the strategic role of libraries in educating for sustainability SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Authors are invited to submit abstracts and proposals of 300-500 words to by January 15, 2013. Notifications will be sent by February 26, 2013. A first draft ranging from 1,500-7,000 words will be due by April 2, and a final manuscript will be due by June 25, 2013. Submitted manuscripts must not have been published previously or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Following review, articles will be returned via e-mail for revision before final acceptance. All materials are edited as necessary for clarity. Submissions should include an abstract of no more than 150 words (highlighting the scope, methodology, and conclusions of the paper) at the beginning of each manuscript. Authors should follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. Examples are available at: (Research and Documentation Online by Diane Hacker). Submission of proposals should include: Name of author Title Affiliation Contact information 300-500 word abstract IMPORTANT DATES: Abstract submission: January 15, 2013 Notification of abstract acceptance: February 26, 2013 Full chapter submission: April 2, 2013 Communication of review results to authors: May 2, 2013 Final chapter submission: June 25, 2013 Estimated publication date: 2013

Free Webinar - Digital Literacy and Libraries

free Webinar on Digital Literacy and Libraries How do librarians and educators keep up with the continual stream of new technology and digital advancements? To facilitate a national dialogue on digital literacy education, the ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) and Digital Literacy Task Force will host the free webinar “Assessing Digital Literacy: Outcomes and Impact” on December 11, 2012, 7:00-8:00p.m.EST. Attendees will hear from participants who are exploring ways to measure the effectiveness of digital literacy programs. Topics will include: •How do we motivate and support library staff in staying current? •What are the perceived obstacles that interfere with the continuing education process? •What resources or continuous learning models already are available to the profession, and what are their pros/cons? The panel—moderated by ALA OITP Fellow Renee Hobbs—includes Karen Hanson, federal program officer, National Telecommunications and Information Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce, and Julie Coiro, assistant professor, University of Rhode Island School of Education. To RSVP for the webinar, email OITP Assistant Director Marijke Visser at, using “Digital Literacy” in the subject line. The webinar will be streamed live at . OITP will post the YouTube URL on District Dispatch and tweet it out using #digilit12 at 6:45pm EST, right before the Hangout goes live. If you missed the first Hangout, Creating a Culture of Learning: How Librarians Keep Up with Digital Media and Technology, the archive of the session is on the District Dispatch .

Online course: Introduction to the Semantic Web

Instructor: Robert Chavez Dates: Jan. 1 - Jan. 28, 2013 Credits: 1.5 CEUs Cost: $175 One of the main goals the semantic web (sometimes referred to as Web 3.0) is to allow the web to be treated like a database through structured metadata, controlled vocabularies, and data linking. Simply put, semantics is the process of adding description and information to resources to help us understand the meaning of these resources. This is not a foreign concept to LIS professionals, the language and tools of semantic organization, however, are a new and evolving discipline. This course will provide an introduction to semantic web standards (RDF, RDFa, OWL, SPARQL) and their application. RDF is the foundation of the semantic web and most related standards so we will spend a significant portion of time learning the basics of the RDF framework and how to craft RDF in an XML format. In addition, we will explore how to create semantic models to link/share different types of resources, and how to create a basic ontology using the Web Ontology Language. Course outcomes will include: learning the RDF framework understanding the differences between RDF and XML learning how to create standard ontologies learning how RDF is published and queried understanding how the semantic web relates to library standards (such as MARC) understand how semantic technologies such as ontologies and SKOS relate to libraries efforts in the field of classification, indexing, and knowledge management understand how semantic technologies are changing the way we create and use library software systems Robert Chavez holds a PhD in Classical Studies from Indiana University. From 1994-1999 he worked in the Library Electronic Text Resource Service at Indiana University Bloomington as an electronic text specialist. From 1999-2007 Robert worked at Tufts University at the Perseus Project and the Digital Collections and Archives as a programmer, digital humanist, and institutional repository program manager. He currently works for the New England Journal of Medicine in as Content Applications Architect.

Call for articles: special issue on digital preservation for OCLC Systems & Services

_OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives_ (OSS:IDLP) will be publishing a special issue on digital preservation in libraries and the issues related to it. The editor is looking for articles on all aspects of this topic. Case studies, opinion pieces, and theoretical musings are appropriate. Articles can be of any length, and figures and screen shots are encouraged. OSS:IDLP is a peer-reviewed journal. If you are interested in contributing, please send the editor your name, a short proposal of the topic, and a tentative title for the article. Deadline for proposals is January 15, 2013. Articles would be due to the editor by July 1, 2013. Any questions and proposal should be directed to the editor, not to this listserv. Thank you. Bradford Lee Eden, Ph.D. Editor, _OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives_ Dean of Library Services Christopher Center for Library and Information Resources Valparaiso University Valparaiso, Indiana 46383 219-464-5099

Travel Award - Society of American Archivists

The Oliver Wendell Holmes Travel Award Sub-Committee seeks nominations. Established in 1979 (and modified in 1991), this award enables overseas archivists, who are already in the United States or Canada for training, to augment their experience by traveling to the annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists. The 2013 meeting will be held in New Orleans, LA in August. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 28, 2013. More information, including the nomination form, can be located here:

Internships - NY Public Radio Archives

NY Public Radio Archives spring 2013 internships The NYPR Radio Archives maintains a collection of more than 55,000 cataloged broadcast recordings dating from June 1927 to the present. These recordings cover the range of WNYC and WQXR's activities as two of the nation's earliest public broadcasters. They include live concerts from venues around the metropolitan area; public events; and speeches covering the full breadth of political, cultural, and civic activities in and around New York City. Also included in the NYPR Archives are paper records, photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, program guides, and scripts (copies and originals) dating from 1924 to the present. The collection also features vintage microphones and WPA commissioned artwork. Since 1924, NYPR Radio has provided public radio listeners with award-winning educational, cultural, news and public affairs programming to the greater New York area and across the country. With more than one million weekly listeners tuning in to NYPR, our core audience comes from all five boroughs of New York City and beyond to at least 55 counties in three states. This internship will provide a unique opportunity for a qualified student to work with the Archives’ staff on several ongoing digitization and access projects. Over the course of the spring, the intern will learn the analog-to-digital transfer process, work within the Archives’ PBCore database, and help create content for the Archives’ website. For more information and to apply, please click on the link below.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Free Webinar - Digital Literacy and Libraries

Free ALA Webinar on Digital Literacy and Libraries How do librarians and educators keep up with the continual stream of new advancements? How do they motivate and support library staff in staying current? To facilitate a national dialogue on digital literacy education, the American Library Association (ALA) will host the free webinar “Assessing Digital Literacy: Outcomes and Impact” on December 11, 2012 from 7:00-8:00p.m. EST. (RSVP now) The December webinar, which will be hosted by the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) and the ALA Digital Literacy Task Force, is a follow-up to the highly attended web-based forum that the ALA hosted in November. Attendees will hear from participants who are exploring ways to measure the effectiveness of digital literacy programs. Speakers include: Karen Hanson, federal program officer, National Telecommunications and Information Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce Julie Coiro, assistant professor, University of Rhode Island School of Education Moderated by: Renee Hobbs, ALA Office for Information Technology Policy Fellow To RSVP for the webinar (which will be streamed live at, email OITP Assistant Director Marijke Visser at, using “Digital Literacy” in the subject line.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Call for Papers! 2013 Society of Mississippi Archivists Conference

Call for Papers! 2013 Society of Mississippi Archivists Conference April 17-19, 2013 In preparation for the 2013 Society of Mississippi Archivists biennial conference in Cleveland, Mississippi, the Society of Mississippi Archivists is seeking paper proposals on all areas of archives and archival work. Topics might include, but are not limited to, archival education or training, utilizing social media, fundraising, digitization and outreach. Sessions are typically 45 minutes to 1 hour in length. For session proposals please include the title, an abstract (of approximately 500 words), and the names of the presenter(s) with affiliation and contact information. Students are encouraged to submit proposals for a session presentation or a poster on research projects and activities. Please submit proposals to Jennifer Rose at on or before Friday February 1st, 2013.


CALL FOR WORKSHOP, SESSION, AND POSTER SESSION PROPOSALS - SOCIETY OF FLA. ARCHIVISTS ANNUAL MEETING Society of Florida Archivists 30th Anniversary Annual Meeting May 7 -10, 2013 • Tallahassee, Florida, USA AN INVITATION TO SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE, WISDOM & EXPERIENCE: The Society of Florida Archivists (SFA) will convene May 7 – 10, 2013 in our state capitol, Tallahassee, Florida for the 30th Anniversary Annual Meeting. This year’s conference promises interesting and informative sessions, workshops and poster sessions. Proposals for workshops, sessions, papers, and lightning talks are due Friday, February 1, 2013. Submissions should be directed to Burt Altman via email ( or fax (850-644-1221); proposals received after the deadline will not be considered. Submitting presenters will be notified of the outcome of the proposal review process on or by February 22, 2013. CONFERENCE GOALS & OBJECTIVES: The SFA 2013 annual meeting seeks to highlight the power of archivists as stewards of both the future and the past and as leaders who will inspire transformation at all levels of archival practice. Submissions are particularly encouraged that are centered on the history of archives/archival institutions in Florida or that relate directly to SFA’s anniversary and/or Viva Florida 500, which celebrates the 500th anniversary of Florida's rich heritage and diverse cultural history in 2013. SUBMIT A PROPOSAL! Submitters are encouraged to think broadly and boldly about their proposals and should consider proposing presentations that demonstrate archiving and archival practice in non-traditional settings, advance problem solving, and explore collaboration(s) between and amid disciplines. A. Skill-building workshops are half-day, instructional sessions in which presenters teach particular skills and techniques and discuss how they can be applied in participants’ settings. B. Discussion-based sessions are usually 45 minutes in length and often feature a visual presentation (e.g., photo exhibit, films, video, sample objects or files from collections), followed by opportunities for questions, answers and group discussion. C. Papers are usually 15 minutes in length, on archival topics, ongoing research, new techniques, and research or work-related projects, followed by a comment-and-discussion period. D. Lightning talks are lively and informative 5-minute talks on archival topics, initiatives, new techniques, advocacy issues, etc., followed by a comment-and-discussion period. Submissions must include the following: • A title and an abstract or brief description of your proposed workshop, session, paper, or lightning talk (not to exceed 250 words); • A one-sentence statement affirming your commitment to attend the SFA Annual Meeting and present the proposed workshop, session, paper, or lightning talk if selected; • Your name, postal address, telephone number, and an email address. POSTER SESSION PROPOSALS These poster sessions will showcase the work of current undergraduate and graduate candidates and post-graduates on various topics in archival studies and closely related fields. Proposals may relate to any research topic of interest to the presenter and to the larger archives community. Individual posters may: describe applied or theoretical research that is completed or underway; discuss interesting collections with which presenters have worked; or report on archives and records projects in which they have participated (e.g., development of finding aids, public outreach, database construction, etc.). Submissions should focus on research or creative activity conducted within the previous year. Proposals that relate to the history of archives/archival institutions in Florida or that relate directly to SFA’s anniversary and/or Viva Florida 500, which celebrates the 500th anniversary of Florida's rich heritage and diverse cultural history in 2013, will be given preference. Posters accepted for presentation will be displayed on 4’ x 8’ poster boards (not provided) in a designated area. Audio and visual aids, such as projectors and laptops, are not permitted. Presenters may have the opportunity to discuss their work with other conference attendees as time allows. Selected posters will be listed in the Annual Meeting program. Instructions and Deadlines Submissions must include the following: • A title and an abstract or brief description of your poster topic (not to exceed 250 words); • A one-sentence statement affirming your commitment to attend the SFA Annual Meeting and • present your poster in person if selected; • Your name, postal address, telephone number, and email address; • The name and address of your college/university or archival institution; • The name of your degree program if you are a current student; • Y/N – do you have access to easel to use? If available, please bring easel with you. Poster Session Proposals are due Friday, February 1, 2013. Submissions should be directed to William Modrow ( or by phone (850.644.1967). Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered. Submitting presenters will be notified of the outcome of the proposal review process on or by February 22, 2013. The conference promises to be SFA’s best yet as archivists and members of related fields come together for three days of skill-building, networking and agenda-setting! Whether you are new to the field and are looking for basics to begin your career, or have been practicing for years and seeking more advanced knowledge and connections, this is one conference you will not want to miss! EXPECTATIONS OF PRESENTERS: All presenters must register for the conference. By submitting a proposal, potential presenter(s) indicate their agreement with the following statement: “As the Submitting Presenter and main contact for this proposal, I understand that if this proposal is accepted, all attending presenters are expected to register and pay the registration fee for the conference; I understand that it is my responsibility to inform my co-presenters of this requirement. If presenter registration fees are not received by the due date indicated in the acceptance letter, the session will not be included in the conference program. I understand that the title of the proposal may be edited to fit the conference program.” ACCOMODATIONS AND FEES: The Society of Florida Archivists 2013 conference will be held May 7 – 10 at the Hotel Duval 415 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301. Tallahassee was selected as Florida's capital in 1823 because it was halfway between St. Augustine and Pensacola, then the state's major cities. You'll find lovingly restored, 19th-century homes and buildings, including the 1845 Old Capitol, which all sit among so many towering pines and sprawling live oaks. The trees form virtual tunnels along Tallahassee's five official Canopy Roads, which are lined with historic plantations, ancient Native American settlement sites and mounds, gardens, quiet parks with picnic areas, and beautiful lakes and streams. And here in Tallahassee you'll also encounter the modern era, beginning with the New Capitol Building towering 22 stories over downtown. For more information about Tallahassee and its many attractions, including things to do, events, and dining, please visit this website. Conference Registration Fees • SFA Members: $90 • Non-SFA Members (includes one year SFA membership): $110 • Students: $50 • One-Day: $55 Hotel Registration Fees: • Single and Double Occupancy rooms: $119/night plus applicable taxes • Parking: Conference Rate includes Overnight Valet Parking; for those not staying at the hotel, there will be a $3 per car charge. • Room Reservations: Go to this site to make your room reservation and secure the discounted rate. SCHOLARSHIP AND SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: SFA is working to secure funds for scholarships to ensure the full participation of students. To find out how your organization can contribute, contact Tomaro Taylor by phone at 813.974.5750 or by email at QUESTIONS? If you have questions about the suitability of your proposal, experience technical difficulties with the proposal submission process, or need information on any aspect of the conference, please contact Burt Altman (

Saturday, December 1, 2012

FREE webinars - Quality Customer Service for Libraries

12/12/2012 Noon - 1:00 (CT) What Would Walt Do?: Quality Customer Service for Libraries (WebJunction and LearnRT) Looking for some magic to improve customer service in your library? The Disney Institute on Quality Service has set high standards for creating a quality customer experience and their ideas can be applied at your library. Our panel of Colorado librarians attended the Disney Institute Quality Service preconference sponsored by ALA's LearnRT at the annual conference in Anaheim in 2012. Since then, they’ve been waving their magic wands to improve customer service in Colorado libraries and they’d like to share their discoveries with you. Learn how to define quality service, set a common purpose for all library staff, and better understand your customers. You’ll walk away with ideas to make your library’s customer service sparkle.

FREE webinar - Basic Graphic Design for Library Staff

12/12/2012 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.(CT) Basic Graphic Design for Library Staff: Quick and Easy Solutions (Infopeople) For the past 20 years personal computers have allowed us to create publications of all kinds easily without requiring a basic understanding of graphic design. While the results have sometimes been less than successful, there are some quick and simple solutions to making them more attractive and effective. During this webinar, attendees will learn how use shapes, manipulate images, and work with text and fonts to enhance their basic desktop publishing efforts. We’ll also work together on redesigning examples of library signs to make each more customer friendly. This webinar will be of interest to library staff at all levels tasked with creating promotional materials, designing and producing flyers, brochures, publicity items, and providing input on their library’s website.

FREE webinar - Outreach Programs in Rural Communities

12/6/2012 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT) Outreach Programs in Rural Communities: Simple Steps for Surprising Results (WebJunction) A webinar with the PEARL Project, designed to enhance the role of the public library in rural areas through community partnerships and outreach plans. The PEARL (Promoting and Enhancing the Advancement of Rural Libraries) Project has been successful in helping Texas rural librarians reach out to groups and organizations in their communities and to raise visibility of and appreciation for their libraries. Community outreach plans, designed to identify and fill a need in the community, are at the heart of this unique model. The process is supported by an actionable template which leads participants from community assessment, through strategic planning, to implementation, and concludes with evaluating outcomes. This webinar, co-sponsored with WebJunction and the Association for Rural & Small Libraries, will explore the outstanding results achieved by participants in the PEARL project and share how community outreach plans have led to unexpected outcomes and some surprising results.

FREE webinar - Tech-Savvy Staff: Better Service for Library Users

Dec 4 Would you like to help staff gain the tech skills they need in order to effectively assist patrons? Join our webinar on Tuesday, December 4 at 11 a.m. Pacific time to find out how one library succeeded with this challenging staff development goal. Penny Talbert, Executive Director of the Ephrata Public Library (PA), realized that the library staff needed to have strong technology skills and created a program to help them achieve competency, "Long gone is the card catalog and simple reference questions. We are now living in a technological world. When people visit the library, their questions often deal with computers and we have to be ready to serve them. As resources and technologies change, we have to be on the cutting edge - to help patrons with basic computer questions as well as those that are working on more complex projects. This is our job as a library. We must provide excellent service in order to receive excellent support."

Thursday, November 29, 2012

CFP - Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians

This is the second call for proposals for the annual conference of the Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians: Meeting Challenges, Leading Change: Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians 2013 Conference Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY May 15-17, 2013 Description: Many and great are the challenges faced by technical services librarians: increasing costs of library resources, shrinking budgets, implementation of new cataloging rules, changes in technology, staff training, preserving materials, and digitization. Yet technical services librarian meet these challenges head-on, leading their libraries in creating innovative services for the information needs of library users. You are cordially invited to come and share with other how you are meeting challenges and leading change at your library. Proposal Information: The Conference Program Committee invites forward thinking submissions in all areas related to technical services librarianship: acquisitions, cataloging, serials, electronic resources, and preservation in academic, public, and special libraries. Participants are strongly encouraged to think about the challenges we face, how we are meeting those challenges, and how we are leaders of change within technical services and in our libraries as a whole. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following: · Leadership in technical services · Collaboration within and outside the library · Emerging roles for technical services/technical services librarians · New staffing models in technical services · Metadata: creation, reuse, and interoperability · Integration of metadata with traditional cataloging workflow · Authority control · The catalog: what is its future? · Meeting the challenges of RDA implementation · Special formats cataloging · Increasing costs and shrinking budgets: meeting financial challenges · Patron-driven acquisitions and services · Vendor relations with technical services · Managing the collections: de-selection and inventory · Linked data publishing and applications · Local documentation practices · Managing government documents: access and de-selection issues · Cloud-based solutions in technical services · Digital library projects · Digital object curation and preservation · Network level data management · Role of technical services in open access and scholarly communication · Open source tools and platforms in technical services Participants are invited to submit proposals that address emerging trends, report on recent research, or demonstrate new services, projects, and tools. Time slots for all sessions are 50 minutes in length; this time includes the presentation itself and questions from the audience. Submissions will also be accepted for lightning rounds and round tables. Submit the following information to by Friday, December 14, 2012: · Title of presentation · Abstract (no longer than 250 words) · Names, affiliations, and contact information of all presenters · Primary contact for presenters · Format (presentation, lightning round, round tables) · Equipment and other special needs Presenters will be notified of proposal acceptance by February 1, 2013. For more information contact Margaret Foote, vice-chair, Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians. About OVGSTL The Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians (OVGSTL) was founded in 1924 and draws its members from the states of Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. The annual conference rotates among these three states on a regular basis. Membership is open to anyone interested in library technical services.

FREE webinar - Collaborative Data Management

The ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group is pleased to announce the following webinar, to take place on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 3-4 PM Eastern / 2-3 PM Central / 12-1 PM Pacific: Presentation: Collaborative Data Management Services at the University of California Presenters - Joan Starr, EZID Service Manager and Manager, Strategic and Project Planning (California Digital Library) - Perry Willet (Digital Preservation Service Manager (University of California Curation Center [UC3], California Digital Library) - Claudia Horning, Head, Metadata Team (UCLA Library and Cataloging Metadata Center) - Lisa Federer, Health and Life Sciences Librarian (UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library) Abstract: Researchers are required by the National Science Foundation and other funding agencies to include data management plans with new grant proposals. Faced with this requirement, researchers are looking to libraries for help with various aspects of research data management and curation, from creating data management plans to archiving and providing access to their research data. The University of California Libraries deliver a growing range of services and tools such as the DMPTool , EZID , Merritt , Web Archiving Service and campus-based data management programs. In this webinar, we will introduce these services and tools and then highlight the approach that one UC campus, UCLA, is taking toward campus engagement and faculty outreach and the opportunities and challenges in developing library data services. URL for webinar: Recommendations for webinar connection - Firefox is the preferred browser - Make certain you have an updated version of Flash The presentation will be recorded and made available afterward. Also, this webinar is free, and there is no registration required.

CFP - North American Data Documentation Initiative User Conferenc

The first annual North American Data Documentation Initiative User Conference (NADDI2013) will take place on April 2nd and 3rd, with an opening night reception on April 1st, at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. NADDI is based on the successful European DDI User Conference (EDDI), now in its fourth year. The NADDI2013 call for papers is now open. To submit a proposal for a presentation, please fill out the form on the following page: The deadline for submissions is January 11, 2013. We are looking for presentations related to DDI ( the use of DDI in research settings, archives, or in official statistics organizations; papers on DDI tools, or critiques of DDI. Of particular interest are presentations on the use of DDI by research teams. For details on how to submit a proposal for a presentation, please visit the NADDI2013 web site ( For more information on the European user conference (EDDI) see: If you have additional questions about the NADDI conference, please email .

Online Workshop - Preservation of Audiovisual Materials

Online Workshop Debuts in December: Preservation of Audiovisual Materials Does your special collection include audiovisual treasures that must be preserved, but you haven’t received enough training to feel comfortable with your responsibilities? If this is you, you'll want to join Rebecca Elder, our Adjunct Field Preservation Services Officer, for convenient, at-your-desktop training December 12 and December 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and learn what you need do to keep your collection in optimal condition. Preserving the investment in your audiovisual collections presents a unique challenge to libraries, archives, and museums. The wide variety of A/V formats - videotapes, audiotapes, motion picture film, filmstrips, LPs, CDs, and DVDs - requires special attention to prevent deterioration caused by everything from daily use to storage problems. During these two 2-hour sessions you will learn to: Identify the audiovisual materials in your collections Describe the basic mechanisms of deterioration in audiovisual materials Design improved storage solutions for audiovisual materials Design improved care and handling procedures for audiovisual materials You will have Q&A opportunities with Rebecca regarding your particular situation both during class and via email. A homework assignment will be due one week after the final class. For more details on the training and to register for this brand new workshop, go to or contact Elizabeth Klein, or (800) 843-8482, ext. 2844

New Training Programing in Imaging Ancient Manuscripts

Proposals for Round Two of USC’S TRAINING Program for scholars, conservators, library and museum professionals, archivists and researchers in the use of Reflectance Transformation imaging (RTI) for documenting ancient texts and artifacts, including the loan of imaging equipment, are due January 15, 2013. CALL FOR PROPOSALS (ROUND TWO) The University of Southern California’s West Semitic Research Project ( has just approved the first applicants for training in Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI). The projects that have been accepted include RTI documentation of: • Egyptian graffiti incised on stone blocks • Wax and lead tablets and clay seals ranging from the first century BCE to the eighth century CE • Egyptian quartzite statues • Korean artifacts The Training Program is funded by grants from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The IMLS and the Mellon Foundation have also funded the purchase of imaging equipment to support the Training Program. The objective of this project is to develop an infrastructure for training scholars in the use of RTI technology and subsequently to lend the necessary imaging equipment to participants in the training program so they can do an initial RTI documentation project either in field environments (archaeological sites, etc.) or in libraries, museums and/or other similar venues, worldwide. This initial undertaking should be understood to be a pilot project that can develop into an ongoing, broader documentary effort and preferably may also serve as the catalyst for establishing a scholarly network consortium for image documentation of a given corpus (or corpora) of ancient texts and/or artifacts. All equipment to be lent out is both rugged and compact and is thus ideal for doing sophisticated imaging in remote locations. Twenty-four awards over three years (approximately eight per year) for traineeships will be provided based on the merit and intrinsic importance of a proposed pilot imaging project as well as the appropriateness of the subject matter for RTI imaging. The next deadline for applying to the training program is January 15, 2013, followed by another deadline of April 15, 2013. For more information, see,, or contact Marilyn Lundberg ( or Bruce Zuckerman (

Call for proposals: Northern CA Technical Processes Group 2013 Program

The Northern California Technical Processes Group is seeking speakers for its 76th annual program to be held in Spring 2013. Our topic this year is "Libraries Without Walls Revisited". When the phrase "libraries without walls" was first coined in the 1970s, everyone read books the old-fashioned way, while iPads and the Cloud were the stuff of science fiction. We ask how technology has changed our profession, made our jobs easier, created new challenges for us, and how it ultimately will transform the very idea of libraries and what librarians and professional staff do. Some ideas that you might consider: a) How are libraries transcending their traditional boundaries, either physical or theoretical? b) How can collections services support librarians and professional staff in meeting user needs in environments beyond the library – whether by facilitating embedded librarianship, getting library metadata "in the flow" where users anticipate and need it, or by engaging with patrons to describe, build, and re-contextualize collections? c) How are librarians and professional staff collaborating with other institutions/staff to support the concept and vision of "libraries without walls"? Please submit your proposals (no longer than 250 words) to no later than December 31, 2012, at which time we will choose three speakers. See our Past Programs section at our website ( to see what we’ve been up to the last 76 years. And if you know colleagues that would be interested in presenting at our program, please get in touch with them! While we are mainly looking for presenters involved with collections services, we would also welcome proposals from people who focus on reference and outreach work (for example, embedded librarians).

CFP - JCDL 2013

The call for papers for JCDL 2013 is now open. JCDL 2013 is jointly sponsored by Indiana University Libraries & the UIUC Graduate School of Library and Information Science, and will take place in July 2013 in Indianapolis. More information available at our website or follow us on twitter @JCDL2013 We look forward to seeing your submissions for papers, panels, posters, and other programs. ***********************JCDL 2013 CALL FOR PAPERS AND PROPOSALS***************************************************** JCDL 2013 CALL FOR PAPERS AND PROPOSALS The ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2013) is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, organizational, and social issues. JCDL encompasses the many meanings of the term digital libraries, including (but not limited to) new forms of information institutions and organizations; operational information systems with all manner of digital content; new means of selecting, collecting, organizing, distributing, and accessing digital content; theoretical models of information media, including document genres and electronic publishing; and theory and practice of use of managed content in science and education. JCDL 2013 will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana (USA), 23-25 July 2013. The program is organized by an international committee of scholars and leaders in the digital libraries field and attendance is expected to include several hundreds of researchers, practitioners, managers, and students. IMPORTANT DATES * Full paper submissions due: 28 January 2013 * Short Papers, Panels, Posters, Demonstrations, Workshops, Tutorials due: 4 February 2013 * Doctoral Consortium submissions due: 15 April 2013 * Notification of acceptance for Workshops and Tutorials: 15 March 2013 * Notification for Papers, Panels, Posters, Demonstrations, Workshops, Tutorials: 29 March 2013 * Notification of acceptance for Doctoral Consortium: 6 May 2013 * Conference: 22-26 July 2013 ** Tutorials and Doctoral Consortium: 22 July 2013 ** Main conference: 23-25 July 2013 ** Workshops: 25-26 July 2013 CONFERENCE FOCUS The intended community for this conference includes those interested in all aspects of digital libraries such as infrastructure; institutions; metadata; content; services; digital preservation; system design; scientific data management; workflows; implementation; interface design; human-computer interaction; performance evaluation; usability evaluation; collection development; intellectual property; privacy; electronic publishing; document genres; multimedia; social, institutional, and policy issues; user communities; and associated theoretical topics. JCDL welcomes submissions in these areas. Submissions that resonate with the JCDL 2013 theme of Digital Libraries at the Crossroads are particularly welcome; however, reviews, though they will consider relevance of proposals to digital libraries generally, will not give extra weight to theme-related proposals over proposals that speak to other aspects of digital libraries. The conference sessions, workshops and tutorials will cover all aspects of digital libraries. Participation is sought from all parts of the world and from the full range of established and emerging disciplines and professions including computer science, information science, web science, data science, librarianship, data management, archival science and practice, museum studies and practice, information technology, medicine, social sciences, education and humanities. Representatives from academe, government, industry, and others are invited to participate. JCDL 2013 invites submissions of papers and proposals for posters, demonstrations, tutorials, and workshops that will make the conference an exciting and creative event to attend. As always, the conference welcomes contributions from all the fields that intersect to enable digital libraries. Topics include, but are not limited to: * Collaborative and participatory information environments * Cyberinfrastructure architectures, applications, and deployments * Data mining/extraction of structure from networked information * Digital library and Web Science curriculum development * Distributed information systems * Extracting semantics, entities, and patterns from large collections * Evaluation of online information environments * Impact and evaluation of digital libraries and information in education * Information and knowledge systems * Information policy and copyright law * Information visualization * Interfaces to information for novices and experts * Linked data and its applications * Personal digital information management * Retrieval and browsing * Scientific data curation, citation and scholarly publication * Social media, architecture, and applications * Social networks, virtual organizations and networked information * Social-technical perspectives of digital information * Studies of human factors in networked information * Theoretical models of information interaction and organization * User behavior and modeling * Visualization of large-scale information environments * Web archiving and preservation PAPER SUBMISSIONS Paper authors may choose between two formats: Full papers and short papers. Both formats will be included in the proceedings and will be presented at the conference. Full papers typically will be presented in 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions and discussion. Short papers typically will be presented in 10 minutes with 5 minutes for questions and discussion. Both formats will be rigorously peer reviewed. Complete papers are required -- abstracts and incomplete papers will not be reviewed. Full papers report on mature work, or efforts that have reached an important milestone. Short papers will highlight efforts that might be in an early stage, but are important for the community to be made aware of. Short papers can also present theories or systems that can be described concisely in the limited space. Full papers must not exceed 10 pages. Short papers are limited to at most 4 pages. All papers must be original contributions. The material must therefore not have been previously published or be under review for publication elsewhere. All contributions must be written in English and must follow the ACM formatting guidelines (templates available for authoring in LaTex2e and Microsoft Word). Papers are to be submitted via the conference's EasyChair submission page: All accepted papers will be published by ACM as conference proceedings and electronic versions will be included in both the ACM and IEEE digital libraries. POSTER AND DEMONSTRATION SUBMISSIONS Posters permit presentation of late-breaking results in an informal, interactive manner. Poster proposals should consist of a title, extended abstract, and contact information for the authors, and should not exceed 2 pages. Proposals must follow the conference's formatting guidelines and are to be submitted via the conference's EasyChair submission page: Accepted posters will be displayed at the conference and may include additional materials, space permitting. Abstracts of posters will appear in the proceedings. Demonstrations showcase innovative digital libraries technology and applications, allowing you to share your work directly with your colleagues in a high-visibility setting. Demonstration proposals should consist of a title, extended abstract, and contact information for the authors and should not exceed 2 pages. All contributions must be written in English and must follow the ACM formatting guidelines (templates available for authoring in LaTex2e and Microsoft Word), and are to be submitted via the conference's EasyChair submission page: Abstracts of demonstrations will appear in the proceedings. PANELS AND INVITED BRIEFINGS Panels and invited briefings will complement the other portions of the program with lively discussions of controversial and cutting-edge issues that are not addressed by other program elements. Invited briefing panels will be developed by the Panel co-chairs David Bainbridge ( and George Buchanan ( and will be designed to address a topic of particular interest to those building digital libraries -- they can be thought of as being mini-tutorials. Panel ideas may be stimulated or developed in part from synergistic paper proposals (with consensus of involved paper proposal submitters). This year stand-alone formal proposals for panels also will be accepted (; however, please keep in mind that panel sessions are few and so relatively few panel proposals will be accepted. Panel proposals should include a panel title, identify all panel participants (maximum 5), include a short abstract as well as an uploaded extended abstract in PDF (not to exceed 2 pages) describing the panel topic, how the panel will be organized, the unique perspective that each speaker brings to the topic, and an explicit confirmation that each speaker has indicated a willingness to participate in the session if the proposal is accepted. For more information about potential panel proposals, please contact the Panel co-chairs named above. TUTORIAL SUBMISSIONS Tutorials provide an opportunity to offer in-depth education on a topic or solution relevant to research or practice in digital libraries. They should address a single topic in detail over either a half-day or a full day. They are not intended to be venues for commercial product training. Experts who are interested in engaging members of the community who may not be familiar with a relevant set of technologies or concepts should plan their tutorials to cover the topic or solution to a level that attendees will have sufficient knowledge to follow and further pursue the material beyond the tutorial. Leaders of tutorial sessions will be expected to take an active role in publicizing and recruiting attendees for their sessions. Tutorial proposals should include: a tutorial title; an abstract (1-2 paragraphs, to be used in conference programs); a description or topical outline of tutorial (1-2 paragraphs, to be used for evaluation); duration (half- or full-day); expected number of participants; target audience, including level of experience (introductory, intermediate, advanced); learning objectives; a brief biographical sketch of the presenter(s); and contact information for the presenter(s). Tutorial proposals are to be submitted in electronic form via the conference's EasyChair submission page: WORKSHOP SUBMISSIONS Workshops are intended to draw together communities of interest -- both those in established communities and those interested in discussion and exploration of a new or emerging issue. They can range in format from formal, perhaps centering on presentation of refereed papers, to informal, perhaps centering on an extended round-table discussions among the selected participants. Submissions should include: a workshop title and short description; a statement of objectives for the workshop; a topical outline for the workshop; identification of the expected audience and expected number of attendees; a description of the planned format and duration (half-day, full-day, or one and a half day); information about how the attendees will be identified, notified of the workshop, and, if necessary, selected from among applicants; as well as contact and biographical information about the organizers. Finally, if a workshop or closely related workshop has been held previously, information about the earlier sessions should be provided -- dates, locations, outcomes, attendance, etc. Workshop proposals are to be submitted in electronic form via the conference's EasyChair submission page: DOCTORAL SUBMISSIONS The Doctoral Consortium is a workshop for Ph.D. students from all over the world who are in the early phases of their dissertation work. Ideally, students should have written or be close to completing a thesis proposal, and be far enough away from finishing the thesis that they can make good use of feedback received during the consortium. Students interested in participating in the Doctoral Consortium should submit an extended abstract describing their digital library research. Submissions relating to any aspect of digital library research, development, and evaluation are welcomed, including: technical advances, usage and impact studies, policy analyses, social and institutional implications, theoretical contributions, interaction and design advances, and innovative applications in the sciences, humanities, and education. See for a more extensive description of the goals of the Doctoral Consortium and for complete proposal requirements. Doctoral consortium proposals are to be submitted via the conference's EasyChair submission page: IMPORTANT NOTES FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS All contributions must be submitted in electronic form via the JCDL 2013 submission Web page, following ACM guidelines and using the ACM template. Please submit all papers in PDF format.

Fellowship - Woody Guthrie

The Woody Guthrie Foundation and Archives, in conjunction with the BMI Foundation, Inc., are pleased to announce that the application period for the 2013 Woody Guthrie Fellowship Program is now open. The 8th Annual Woody Guthrie Fellowship, with a value of up to $5,000, will be awarded to support scholarly research at the Woody Guthrie Archives in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This Fellowship seeks to encourage unique exploration into the many facets of Woody Guthrie’s life, legacy, and contribution to American and world culture. Scholars pursuing research related to Woody Guthrie’s life, historic context, creative works, and musical influence, as well as his philosophical, political, or humanistic ideals, are encouraged to apply for this prestigious Fellowship. More information about the Fellowship is available through the Woody Guthrie Fellowship Program website. Application Deadline: February 1, 2013 Please direct questions to

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Free Webinar - “Hurricane Sandy Collections Recovery"

Free Webinar and Live Chat Tuesday at 2:00 pm (Eastern) “Hurricane Sandy Collections Recovery" In response to the ongoing recovery efforts associated with Hurricane Sandy, the Connecting to Collections Online Community will host a webinar and live chat event on Tuesday, November 20, at 2:00 pm (Eastern). This webinar will bring together leading experts in the field of disaster recovery to provide the cultural community with critical information on salvaging damaged collections. During this webinar we will discuss health and safety concerns; triage, loss, and stabilization of collections; and recovery strategies. You do not need to be a registered member of the Online Community to participate in this webinar. Simply click on “Access Meeting Room” on the right side of the home page. Once there, enter your name and location and click “Enter Now!” You will be redirected to the webinar. If you’re having difficulty, please take a look at our troubleshooting page. _____ What: Webinar and live chat event When: Tuesday, November 20, 2:00 pm (Eastern) Where: The C2C Meeting Room Who: Institutions affected by Hurricane Sandy; those providing outreach to affected institutions or helping the public save personal treasures; and those interested in strengthening their disaster preparedness training are invited to participate. Featured Experts: Beverly Perkins, chief conservator with the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, and Hilary Kaplan, training specialist with the National Archives and Records Administration Featured Resources: American Institute for Conservation Collections Emergency Response Team (AIC-CERT) Emergency Response Services (Regional Alliance for Preservation) After the Flood (Heritage Preservation) Preserving Treasures After a Disaster (Library of Congress) Vital Records and Disaster Recovery (National Archives and Records Administration) Working with Disaster Recovery Vendors (New York State Archives) Additional resources from the New York State Archives Heritage Preservation is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the United States. By identifying risks, developing innovative programs, and providing broad public access to expert advice, Heritage Preservation assists museums, libraries, archives, historic preservation and other organizations, as well as individuals in caring for our endangered heritage. Heritage Preservation moderates the Connecting to Collections Online Community.

FREE webinar - ARLIS/NA or ACRL Arts

You are invited to attend a special joint webinar co-organized by ARLIS/NA and ACRL Arts Section! Attendance is free, but you must be a current member of either ARLIS/NA or ACRL Arts. Use the link below to register; you will receive the webinar login information once your membership status is confirmed. Description: Imagining, Innovating, Leading: Exploring the Connections Between Librarianship and Creativity Join us for a Webinar on December 7 Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: ARLIS/NA and ACRL Arts Section members are invited to attend this special joint webinar that explores the role of librarians' individual creativity and its effects in the library workplace and greater community. Tina Chan, Reference/Instruction Librarian at SUNY-Oswego, will discuss On My Own Time, a community event that celebrates the creative talent of faculty and staff who are visual artists "on their own time." SUNY Oswego participated in On My Own Time to recognize employees’ individual artistic talents and to foster imagination and creativity among employees. (Chan's presentation is encored from the ACRL-Arts discussion forum at the 2012 ALA annual conference.) Annette Haines, Art & Design Field Librarian at the University of Michigan, will explore the existing theories and ideas on workplace creativity and how they apply to librarianship. Haines stresses the imperative of putting creative work first and offers strategies librarians can apply to manage workplace stress and foster creativity in themselves and others. (Haines' presentation is an encore from the 2012 ARLIS/NA annual conference.) *Attendance is limited to current ARLIS/NA and ACRL-Arts members only. Registration will close at 11am Central on 12/7/2012. A limited number of seats are available and successful registration does not guarantee a reservation. Attendees are encouraged to log-in just before the start of the webinar to help ensure a seat. By registering for this event you allow your name and contact information to be shared with the membership committees of ARLIS/NA and ACRL-Arts for analysis and possible follow-up. A recording for this webinar will be made available for members two weeks after the webinar date. Questions may be directed to Title: Imagining, Innovating, Leading: Exploring the Connections Between Librarianship and Creativity Date: Friday, December 7, 2012 Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. System Requirements PC-based attendees Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server Mac®-based attendees Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer Mobile attendees Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet *By registering, I understand and acknowledge that this Webinar will be recorded by ARLIS/NA and/or those designated by ARLIS/NA. ARLIS/NA may record my name and questions I ask during the course of the Webinar presentation. As a condition of my participation in the Webinar, I agree to irrevocably grant to ARLIS/NA, its assigns, licensees and successors the right to publish, record, broadcast, exhibit, display, reproduce, edit or otherwise use perpetually throughout the world, in all media now and hereafter known or devised, in whole or in part, my name, questions, quotes and material otherwise provided by me (collectively, the “Material”) during my participation in the Webinar. I also agree that ARLIS/NA shall be the sole owner in perpetuity of any and all rights in and to any and all works containing the Material, in whole or in part, for all purposes whatsoever and in any manner or media including, without limitation, printed works, compact discs, DVDs, MP3, and computer on line services.


Topic: HTML5 and CSS3 Deadline for Proposals: December 14, 2012 Conference Date: February 8, 2013 Location: Online HTML5 and CSS3 are two major web development standards today. Both have moved web authors into the present with options for incorporating more semantic elements, easier audio/video inclusion, APIs, and an ever increasing formatting feature set. But how well supported are they today? Is it practical to use these standards with the browsers available today? Are there ways to incorporate parts of these standards or do web pages have to incorporate the entire standard? What are the "gotchas?" This is the focus of Amigos' February 8, 2013 online conference. We are looking for web developers that deal with library websites and have, either successfully or unsuccessfully, started incorporating HTML5 and/or CSS3 functionality. We're searching for practical stories of what worked, what didn’t, and what you learned along the way. Do you use an HTML5/CSS3-compliant content management system? Or try to? Have you incorporated multimedia using HTML5? Are you using media queries? Have you started using more advanced selectors? We want to hear about everything related to HTML5 and CSS3. The online conference will be held Friday, February 8th, 2013. We are looking for 45-minute sessions throughout the day. If you are interested, complete and submit our "Call for Proposals" form and we'll be in touch. If you know someone that might be interested, please forward this invitation to them. We are looking for anyone who does web development, even indirectly, on your library's website – whether they are library employees or not. All presenters will be comped for the conference! The deadline for submitting proposals will be Friday, December 14, 2012. FYI - We are fortunate to have Christopher Schmitt as our keynoter. Well-known for his work with the Web Standards Project , he heads the new media company and web design company called and is the author of several books on standards-based web design. If you have questions, please contact Christine Peterson, 800-843-8482 x2891. Christine Peterson Continuing Education Librarian Amigos Library Services, Inc. 800-843-8482 x2891

Friday, November 16, 2012

Symposium - We Shape Our Tools, and Our Tools Shape Us

Save the date: February 8, 2013 Hosted by: ACA @ UBC International Symposium Topic: We Shape Our Tools, and Our Tools Shape Us Where: Frederic Wood Theatre, University of British Columbia The 5th Annual ACA@UBC International Symposium, “We Shape Our Tools, and Our Tools Shape Us", will bring together experts in digital forensics, preservation and recordkeeping in order to open a dialogue about the nature of different technologies used along the records lifecycle and the way they have come to influence records creation, maintenance, use and preservation. The presenters are: · Eric Borglund, Mid-Sweden University · Bethany Cron, US National Archives and Records Administration · Barbara Endicott Popovsky, University of Washington · Richard Marciano, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill · Nancy McGovern, Massachusetts Institute of Technology · Bruce Miller, RIMtech, Canada · Frank Tompa, University of Waterloo Registration will open in December! Be sure to keep an eye out for further updates on early bird registration specials, Symposium program, and presentations abstracts! For more information, please visit the Symposium website: Please join us in this interdisciplinary dialogue at the 5th Annual ACA@UBC International Symposium, as we investigate the challenges and opportunities of our professional tools! If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us at:

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Travel grant - Adult education

The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) at Syracuse University Library invites applicants to its Alexander N. Charters Adult Education Research Grants-in-Aid Program, now in its sixth year. Up to $4,000 of grants-in-aid will be awarded in 2013 to researchers and practitioners wishing to use the adult education collections in SCRC's Charters Library. The actual amount of each award will depend upon the scope of the research outlined in the applicant's proposal. Winners will be encouraged to submit copies of any scholarly output resulting from their work, for inclusion in SUrface, Syracuse University's institutional repository. The Charters Library of Resources for Educators of Adults ( is the world's most comprehensive collection of English-language materials in the field of adult and continuing education. Among the resources available to researchers are more than 90 discrete manuscript collections, 2,100 books, 50 professional journals, 220 newsletters, 400 sound recordings, 100 video-recordings, 10,000 photographs and some 2,800 master's theses and dissertations in the field. Also included are the papers of individuals such as William Langner, Beverly Cassara, and (of course) its namesake Alexander Charters, as well as the records of such pivotal organizations as Laubach Literacy International, the National University Continuing Education Association, and the Adult Education Association/American Association for Adult and Continuing Education. Online finding aids to the manuscript collections are available on SCRC's Web site at The application deadline is January 15, 2013, and winners will be announced by March 1, 2013. Grant funds awarded in March must be used between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014. For information on how to apply, visit our Web page at The Special Collections Research Center at Syracuse University Library, the home of the Charters Library, has more than 150,000 printed works and over 2,000 manuscript and archival collections. Its holdings are particularly strong in the 20th century; they include the personal papers and manuscripts of such luminaries as artist Grace Hartigan, inspirational preacher Norman Vincent Peale, author Joyce Carol Oates, photojournalist Margaret Bourke White, and industrial designer Walter Dorwin Teague, as well as the records of organizations such as avant-garde publisher Grove Press. A full list of all SCRC collections is available from our website at

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Award - Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian of the Year

The Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian of the Year award recognizes an individual librarian who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of instruction in a college or research library environment. The award honors Miriam Dudley, whose pioneering efforts in the field of bibliographic instruction led to the formation of the ACRL Instruction Section. For more details about the award please see the attached flyer or the Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian award web page: How to submit a nomination for the Dudley Award: · Please send Dudley Award nominations to me at · Electronic submissions are required. · Nominations must include the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of the nominee with a letter of support detailing the nominee's qualifications for the award. · Additional letters of support are encouraged, up to three will be considered. · Nominators: Please include your name, mailing address, email address, and phone number. · Nominations are due December 7, 2012 Feel free to contact Stephanie Michel, Chair, with questions about the Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian of the Year Award and the nomination process

Friday, November 9, 2012

CFP - Early Photography in New England

This announcement is a Call for Papers for the 2013 Wellesley College/Historic Deerfield symposium in American Art and Architecture. The title of this year's symposium is "Early Photography in New England: From Heliography to the Handheld Kodak, 1830-1900." Deadline for the CFP is December 14th, 2012. The symposium will be held at Historic Deerfield in Deerfield, MA on March 9th, 2013.

FREE webinar - Library Support Staff Certification

The American Library Association’s Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program will be hosting two free webinars regarding the program next week. Information and links to register are listed below. If you have any questions, please email November 13th, 2pm Central Time – An Introduction to the LSSC Program On Tuesday, November 13 at 2:00 pm (Central), LSSC will offer an hour-long webinar on the program and how it works. The presentation will explain the value of this certification to Library Support Staff, employers, and library users. You will also have the opportunity to have all of your questions answered by program staff members. This webinar is open to all interested candidates. Register to attend at November 15th, 2pm Central Time – Preparing a Portfolio Many LSSC candidates want to prepare portfolios to meet LSSC requirements. On Thursday, November 15 at 2:00 pm (Central), LSSC will offer an hour-long webinar explaining what the LSSC Program requires in a portfolio. The presentation will also give you the chance to see examples of successful submissions and learn how your portfolio will be evaluated. This webinar is open to all interested candidates. Register to attend at:

Thursday, November 8, 2012

FREE webinar - Text a Librarian

11/15/2012 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT) Transforming Traditional Library Services: Text a Librarian – Ideas for Best Practices (Infopeople) The mobile revolution – the use of mobile devices to access information, communication, and entertainment networks and services from many locations – is one of the fastest, most pervasive technological revolutions in the history of humankind. The pace of change, the plethora of devices and new versions, the battle for operating system supremacy, and the app explosion have resulted in a dizzying matrix of problems, challenges, and opportunities for libraries and library workers. At the end of this one-hour webinar, the second of a four-part series, participants will: Understand how mobile reference services work, Identify some of the software/vendors that supply mobile reference services, Be familiar with the types of questions best answered via mobile reference, and Share best practices for mobile reference services.

FREE webinar - RDA

11/14/2012 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT) RDA: Are We There Yet? (Georgia Library Association) It's been a long time coming, but Resource Description and Access (RDA), the new cataloging code, will be implemented by the Library of Congress next year. Are you ready? In this session, Emily Dust Nimsakont will provide an update on the latest RDA-related developments and offer tips for RDA implementation.

FREE webinar - Video Book Talks

11/14/2012 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (CT) Video Book Talks: From Script to Screen (Nebraska Library Commission) Sally, Michael and Laura will discuss the how and why of video book talks—and demonstrate making one, from writing your script to editing your video to posting it online. If you want to engage your Teens, market your book discussion group, or just encourage people to read, check out this easy, fun way to add book talks to your Website.

FREE webinar - Donor Campaigns

11/9/2012 11:00 - Noon (CT) Tips for Successful Major (and Minor) Donor Campaigns: All you ever wanted to know (Montana State Library) Join Leslie Modrow of the Parmly Billings Library Foundation to learn more about fundraising for your library. Learn about how to set a goal, who to get involved, how much to request, how to make the “ask”, pitfalls and no-no’s to avoid, and what resources you can use

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Connections. Perspective. Inspiration. Kentucky History Day Spring 2013 Internship: Education Kentucky Service Corps AmeriCorps The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is a state agency and membership organization that is fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The KHS mission is to engage people in the exploration of the Commonwealth’s diverse heritage by providing connections to the past, perspective on the present and inspiration for the future. Students will participate in a 300-hour internship program with the KHS education team. This internship will consist of assisting with Kentucky’s National History Day program and developing school outreach programs and materials related to it. Administrative responsibilities pertaining to membership, district, state and national contest are also required. The internship will provide one full day of training plus training throughout the internship. Students will also be expected to attend all district contests and state contest of Kentucky’s National History Day. Requirements: Must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university as an undergraduate (junior or senior standing) or a graduate student. Student must also have a valid driver’s license and be able to travel throughout the state. Project is a minimum of 300 hours. Training begins in December 2012. Projects are on a flexible schedule. Position must be completed by Aug. 31, 2013. Required dates: March 2: Morehead State University, Morehead, Ky. March 9: DuPont Manual High School, Louisville, Ky. March 16: Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Ky. March 23: Kentucky Wesleyan College, Owensboro, Ky. March 29: Southeast Community and Technical College, Cumberland, Ky. April 26 and 27: University of Louisville, Louisville, Ky. This is a temporary position, with an educational voucher of $1,132 offered through AmeriCorps, and requires travel. Employee benefits are not available. Housing is not provided. To apply, email cover letter and resume to No phone calls please. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D To become eligible for the $1,132 educational voucher offered through AmeriCorps applicants must also complete and application through Kentucky Campus Compact. Visit and click the Kentucky Service Corps link.

FREE webinar - Disaster planning

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Travel Award - Smithsonian Institution

Lemelson Center Travel to Collections Award Program The Travel to Collections Awards Program supports research on the history of invention and innovation based on the holdings of the Museum’s Archives Center and curatorial divisions. The Archives Center holds more than 20,000 feet of archival materials. The collections are particularly strong in personal papers and business records documenting the history of American enterprise and technology. Since 1995 the Lemelson Center has supported oral and video documentation of contemporary inventors and inventions such as the SmartLevel, a high-tech electronic level, the Gerber Cutter, a computer controlled fabric cutter invented by H. Joseph Gerber, the Sendzimir “Z†Mill for cold rolling steel invented by Tadeusz Sendzimir, and the windsurfer invented by S. Newman Darby. To encourage use of its invention-related collections, the Lemelson Center offers short-term travel awards. Awards are $150 per day for 10 business days (Monday-Friday) maximum. No additional funds will be granted for travel. The travel award may be used to cover transportation and living expenses, and copying pertinent archival resources. All funds awarded are subject to tax and non-U.S. applicants should inquire about visa status and tax implications. Scholars, graduate students, and independent researchers not residing or attending school within commuting distance of the National Museum of American History may apply for this program. Awards may not be used to extend other Smithsonian appointments. Only one award can be offered to a visitor within a twelve-month period. Recipients must commence their research at the National Museum of American History within one year of being notified of the award. Recipients are requested to submit a short report on their research at the National Museum of American History. Edited versions of or excerpts from these reports may be used in the Lemelson Center's publications. Recipients also are asked to provide the Center with a copy of any publication resulting from research conducted as a result of the award. Decisions are made on the basis of recommendation and review by the Smithsonian staff. The Application Process Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m., EST, on January 15, 2013. Applicants must apply using the Smithsonian online application system ( Please be aware that complete applications must include the following: application form; current curriculum vitae or resume; bibliography of relevant secondary sources; statement of purpose summarizing their project and detailing why the Archives Center’s collections are essential to their research; list of specific collections or resources to be consulted (visit the main archives page to search online finding aids for invention-related collections at the Archives Center). Applicants must consult with the Travel Award Coordinator prior to submitting a proposal. Awards will be announced within two weeks of receiving the application materials. To request information about the Archives Center’s invention-related holdings contact Alison L. Oswald at: 202.633.3726. More information about Smithsonian collections and staff can be found on the following web sites: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution Archives Center, NMAH, Smithsonian Institution Smithsonian Institution Libraries Other Smithsonian museums and research facilities Printed brochures about the Smithsonian and its collections are also available upon request. For more information contact: Travel to Collections Awards Program Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation National Museum of American History, Room 1210, MRC 604 Smithsonian Institution P.O. Box 37012 Washington, DC 20013-7012 Tel: (202) 633-3450 Fax: (202) 633-4593 E-mail:

Internship - Smithsonian Institution

Christopher B. Cope and Jamie J. Shaw Archival Internship, Summer 2013 The Archives Center is seeking a qualified graduate student for one paid archival internship. Qualified candidates must be enrolled in a graduate degree program and have completed graduate course work in archival, library, or information management, and/or graduate course work in American history, American Studies, Museum Studies, Public History. Recent graduates may also apply. Interns in the Archives Center will participate in a wide variety of projects under the direction of professional archival staff. Students will gain career-relevant archival experience in a Museum setting while contributing to the work of the Institution. The internship stipend is $5,000 and is subject to tax. Housing, benefits, and transportation are not provided. The Cope/Shaw Internship is open to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or national origin. Internships are located in the Museum's Archives Center, a manuscripts and special collections repository with more than 1,200 collections in a wide range of subject areas and a full time staff of eight. See for more details. The internship experience is designed to assist the Archives Center staff with its reference functions. Reference Internship: Assist researchers in the reading room; retrieve and re-shelve materials; help staff respond to public inquiries concerning Archives Center collections; assist in research in collections and compose replies; make reproductions of audiovisual materials and photocopies from collections; digitize and create usable metadata for collection materials under the supervision of the Reference Team. Other duties as assigned. Qualifications A commitment of 40 hours per week (Monday-Friday) for a 10 week period is required. United States citizenship is not required but nonresident aliens must apply for the appropriate U.S. visa if selected. Selected candidate should have basic computer skills; be proficient in English; have good handwriting, be flexible to changing situations; be reliable and responsible; be able to work independently as well as in a group environment; be able to accept supervision; be able to perform repetitive tasks; have good organizational skills; be detail oriented; and have the ability to lift a 40 lb box. Applying Applicants must apply through the Smithsonian online application system SOLAA ( Applications submitted outside of SOLAA or after the deadline will not be accepted. All application materials will be made available to the Archives Center staff and its advisors. The Archives Center cannot arrange an internship project or award a stipend to all qualified candidates. Complete applications in SOLAA must include the following: Internship Program application form Cover letter CV/Resume An essay (no more than 3 pages single spaced) exploring how history is relevant today and why archival work is an important part of our society. Graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) Two letters of reference All materials must be submitted to the online application system by March 1, 2013 for consideration. One offer will be made by April 26, 2013. The internship begins on or after June 3, 2013. For further information contact: Alison L. Oswald, Archivist Archives Center Internship Coordinator National Museum of American History Smithsonian Institution Archives Center, Room 1100, MRC 601 P.O. Box 37012 Washington, DC 20013-7012 Phone (202) 633-3726 Fax (202) 786-2453 Email

Workshop - Basics of Archives

In association with the Friends of California Archives, the California State Archives is presenting a one-day Basics of Archives workshop in Sacramento on Tuesday, December 4th, from 8:30-4:00. The workshop will be held in the Multipurpose Room of the Secretary of State's office at 1500 11th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. Taught by highly experienced professionals, the workshop will cover the fundamentals of archives management, including appraisal, acquisitions, collection development, arrangement and description, preservation, reference services, and public outreach. The course is intended for those who have some responsibility for the care and management of historical collections, but do not have any formal training. To register for the workshop, send your name, name of organization, email address, and phone number to Sherrie Lujan at Registration fee is $50.00 per person and includes all workshop handouts, a supply catalog, and a guide to collections care. Cash or checks payable to Friends of California Archives should be mailed to Basics of Archives Workshop, 1020 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. Payment must be made in full prior to the workshop date. The registration deadline is November 29, 2012. For questions about the workshop, contact Laren Metzer at

CFP - Archives Association of BC and the Northwest Archivists

*Call for Papers* Attention Archives Community! The Archival community in BC and Canada is at turning point with the recent elimination of the National Archival Development Program. Archival spaces exist in many different environments in North America including museums, libraries, corporations and with private individuals. Join the Archives Association of BC and the Northwest Archivists in Vancouver, BC at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia, on May 3rd and 4th, 2013, to explore the question: *How can archivists connect, innovate, and learn in an era marked by shifting technology and uncertain funding?*** * * We invite proposals: Proposals can come from anyone involved with Archives: from archival staff and volunteers, from those who share an interest in archives, whether as a community organizer, researcher, creator, a professional or an academic, and from anyone who considers themselves to be an information worker. Topics might include any of the following areas: - Fundraising /Fundraising databases including demos, training and shows of various fundraising databases. - Marketing/Sponsorship - Advocacy - Partnership building - Strategic planning - Electronic records management for Archives - Volunteer management - Grant writing - Innovation - Community building - Outreach/Service - Access - Education - Mentoring SUBMITTING PROPOSALS: The 2013 Conference Program Committee invites contributions in a variety of traditional and non-traditional formats including: 1. Traditional session: formal presentation of papers; approximately 20 minutes per speaker, with questions to follow as time allows. 2. Panel discussion: abbreviated presentation of papers; approximately 10-15 minutes per speaker, with discussion to follow. 3. Roundtable: brief 5-7 minute presentations with open discussion 4. Focused Debate on a specific topic: brief presentations with open discussion & debate to follow. Can adhere to formal debating rules or not. 5. Pecha Kucha Session: 8-12 presenters have 20 slides, each shown for 20 seconds on a timer. Thus, each presenter has just 6 minutes and 40 seconds to explain their ideas. Kindly sent your proposals by *December 14, 2012* to: Patrick Ansah E-mail: Trevor James Bond E-mail: