Friday, February 24, 2012

FREE webinar - The Legislative Process and You

The Legislative Process and You: How it Works and How to Make a Difference

Join us for a Webinar on February 27

Description: Description:

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

Anyone who remembers Schoolhouse Rock’s “How a Bill Becomes a Law” knows that the process is long, arduous and frustrating. That’s the bad news. The good news is that library advocates have opportunities to make a difference at every step of the way. In this webinar Stephanie Vance will give you the insider secrets on using the legislative process to your advantage. She’ll show you how to be engaged at every point -- from introduction and referral to conference committee -- as well as the key things you should know about any legislative arena before diving in. Participants will come away from the session with a checklist and work plan to implement these ideas right away – and make a positive difference for libraries!


The Legislative Process and You: How it Works and How to Make a Difference


Monday, February 27, 2012


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST

Travel grants - Society for Scholarly Publishing

SSP's travel grant program has grants for up to ten successful applicants. The awards will support travel to and attendance at SSP¹s 34rd Annual Meeting in Arlington, VA, and membership for 2012. The travel grant program is designed to introduce students of publishing and information science and early career publishing professionals to the many educational and networking opportunities available at the popular and informative SSP annual meeting.

Successful applicants will be granted free registration at the Annual Meeting and will be eligible for reimbursement of up to $1,000 for travel and lodging expenses incurred to attend the meeting. Applications must be completed online (see the link to the online form:

The application deadline is March 18, 2012. Grant awardees will be selected and notified by March 31, 2012.

The SSP Board has developed several supporting programs that will help grant awardees optimize their experience. Awardees will be paired with mentors who hold senior management positions within SSP member organizations. Mentors will help grantees plug into the educational and networking opportunities available at the Annual Meeting. Additionally, the meeting program will offer several opportunities designed to engage those who are relatively new to the industry.

SSP Annual Meeting ­ May 30-June 1, 2012

The 34rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Scholarly Publishing will be held at the Marriott Crystal Gateway, Arlington VA. This year's program theme is "Social, Mobile, Agile, Global: Are You Ready?". Join colleagues from around the world and get a step ahead of what's happening in scholarly publishing!

Meeting Highlights Include:

Opening Keynote Presentations:
How Social Media Might Transform Scholarly Publishing, by Dan Cohen, Associate Professor, Department of History and Art History and Director, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University; The Business of Social and Mobile, by Larry Schwartz, co-founder and President of Newstex
Plenary Address:
The Rise of Networked Information, by Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Research Center¹s Internet & American Life Project
Pre-meeting seminars, offering in-depth discussions and practical advice on areas of interest.
Concurrent sessions, presenting new ideas and cutting-edge information on a range of important topics in scholarly publishing.
Exhibitor¹s Marketplace, providing a central area to learn more about new products, programs, services and solutions for your scholarly publishing needs.
Evening receptions, interactive lunches and many other networking opportunities.

For more details of session abstracts, speakers, and hotel details, see the SSP website at

Conference - Indiana Archivists

The Society of Indiana Archivists will hold its Annual Spring Conference on April 27-28, 2012, at the University of Indianapolis.

Disaster Preparedness and Salvage Workshop will be the subject of the Pre-Conference. It is limited to30 participants.

This year’s meeting theme is “Outreach.” Our program will offer different perspectives on how we can make our collections visible to the public.

For more information, go to:

Conservation Summer Internship, University of Kansas

Conservation Summer Internship, University of Kansas Libraries, Lawrence, KS
40 hours per week; 8 week assignment (between May and September)
$3000 stipend (taxable)
Deadline for application is March 16, 2012

The University of Kansas is seeking applicants for its 2012 Summer Conservation Internship. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake and complete a conservation project and gain insight into the workings of a dynamic preservation department. Conservation decision-making and documentation for library and archival collections will be stressed. While the specific project will depend on the skills and interest of the successful applicant, treatments may include surface cleaning, humidification and flattening, mending and filling, book treatments, and custom housing design. The focus will be on special collections materials.

Applicants should be current students or recent graduates of a book or paper conservation training program, or an applicant with equivalent experience.

To apply, please submit the following items:

1. Cover letter (including how the internship will help the applicant reach professional goals)
2. Current resume, including list of conservation/preservation classes or completed training
3. Contact information for two references (including phone and email)
4. Two sample treatment reports (with images)

Applicants must have student or working visas if not U.S. citizens.

To apply, see and reference position number 00007271.

The University of Kansas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The University encourages applications from underrepresented group members. Federal and state statutes prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, and veteran status. In addition, University policies prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, and gender expression.

Whitney Baker
Head, Conservation Services
University of Kansas Libraries
Lawrence, KS 66045-7544

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Workshop- TechFocus II: Caring for Film and Slide Art

TechFocus II: Caring for Film and Slide Art

April 27-28, 2012
Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Non-AIC members: $250; AIC members: $200; Students $100

Please follow this link to register online:
(Students who are not AIC members must pay by check and enclose a copy of student ID)
Note: Participants must register in advance. On-site registration will not be available.

The Electronic Media Group of the American Institute for Conservation and the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation (FAIC) are pleased to announce an important new two-day workshop: TechFocus II: Caring for Film and Slide Art.

Projected motion picture film and slides are in a state of crisis. Far more quickly than anyone could have anticipated, these technologies will soon reach obsolescence. Options for duplication and preservation are narrowing rapidly. Our collective familiarity and technical understanding of this material is fading. Yet artists continue to create vital works using film and slides, and older works by significant artists are being shown in museums with increasing frequency.

TechFocus II is designed to educate conservators, curators and other art professionals about the technology of film and slide-based artworks, and to recommend best practices for their acquisition, preservation and display. As part of this instruction, the workshop includes a unique “School of Seeing”: actual films and slides are projected as examples of different production processes, so that participants can gain an accurate understanding of the principles under consideration. Moreover, this workshop will provide a forum for international professionals to gather and debate strategies for collective action in the face of disappearing film stocks, obsolete equipment, and declining expertise.

The TechFocus workshop series is being organized by the AIC Electronic Media Group to provide detailed technical education in the preservation of media art. Launched on the 10th anniversary of the groundbreaking TechArcheology symposium, held at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2000, TechFocus offers in-depth instruction in a broad range of media. Each workshop, hosted by a different institution, is dedicated to one specific media-art technology. A systematic lecture program, delivered by international experts, introduces workshop participants to the technology behind these artworks, and offers real-world guidelines for their preservation.

TechFocus II Planning Committee: Jeff Martin, Christine Frohnert, Joanna Phillips, Eric Pourchot with Susan Lake, Sarah Stauderman, and Gwynne Ryan.

Internship - Color Curtain Processing Project

*Color Curtain Processing Project*

*Graduate Student Processing Internship*

*Summer 2012*

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*The Organization*

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

*The Color Curtain Processing Project*

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

*Job Responsibilities:*

-Arrange and describe archival collections using the “More Product, Less
Process” method at select BMRC institutions.

-Create EAD finding aids for collections using Archivist’s Toolkit.

-Contribute to the project blog.

-Participate in the evaluation of the “Color Curtain Processing Project:
Unveiling the Archives of Chicago’s Black Metropolis”.

*Applicants Must:*

*-Have some experience processing archival collections**. Applicants who
are unable to demonstrate their processing experience will not be
considered. *

-Be available to work 40 hours per week.

-Be currently enrolled in a Library Science program or Archives and Records
Management program at time of hire.

-Be able to work well independently and in a team, possess the ability to
follow directions, work quickly, and achieve goals under strict time

-Possess knowledge of archival theory and best practices.

-Possess a strong interest in history and/or archives and special

-Possess excellent organization skills and the ability to achieve

-Be capable of working for multiple supervisors and professionals in the
archival, library and museum field.

-Be willing to travel to any of the BMRC institutions participating in this
project within the city of Chicago.

-Be capable of lifting 40 pounds.

-Pass a background check.


The BMRC/CLIR "Color Curtain Processing Project: Unveiling the Archives of
Chicago's Black Metropolis” project will run through July 2013. Summer
interns will be hired to work for 12 weeks between May 2012 and August 2012.
A mandatory training session will be held during the first week of the
internship. The project team will be based at the BMRC office on the campus
of the University of Chicago.


$6,075 for 12-Week Internship

*To Apply:*

Submit a resume, a letter of interest, a short writing sample, and complete
contact information for two references to Bergis Jules (Project Director)
at with the subject “*BMRC Color Curtain Processing
Project Summer Internship Application 2012*.”

***Please make sure you follow all instructions when applying to avoid any
delays in the application review process. *

***Application Deadline: March 26th, 2012.***

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

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Workshops - Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference

Enrollment is still open for all five of the workshops being offered at the
Spring 2012 Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) in Cape May,
New Jersey. Held on Thursday, April 12, the workshops are a great way to
begin the conference and at only $45 each they are a great value! Choose
from one (or two) of the five half-day workshops:

*W1 (9am-12): Do We Need to Save that Offering Envelope? : The Archives of
the Local House of Worship
W2 (9am-12): Introduction to Omeka
W3 (9am-12): Successful Outreach to Middle and High School Students Through
National History Day
W4 (1-4pm): Archival Instruction: Promoting Collections, Information
Literacy and Collaboration
W5 (1-4pm): Dating 19th Century Portrait Photographs*

Each workshop has been approved by the Academy of Certified Archivists and
will qualify for C.A. recertification credits.

Workshop attendees do not need to register for the full MARAC conference -
although we highly encourage it! You also do not need to be a MARAC member,
so please spread the word to non-MARAC colleagues. Registration information
is available on the MARAC website:

For any workshop related questions or suggestions, please contact Susan
Kline ( and Lindsey Loeper (

Monday, February 20, 2012

Scholarships - International Conference of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums

CATOOSA, Okla. – Scholarships are available for the 2012 International Conference of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums to be held June 4-7 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Catoosa.

Approximately 100 scholarships will be awarded from a $50,000 fund provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The application deadline is March 1.

Applicants must work with a tribal archive, library, museum or cultural center or be enrolled full-time in a museum, library, archival or Native studies-related program. Awards are primarily based upon the extent to which an applicant is likely to benefit from the conference and financial need.

Scholarships range from $250 to $750 and may include registration fees and three-nights shared lodging. Travel typically is not covered, but will be considered.

To apply, visit the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museum’s website

FREE webinar - The Black, White, and Gray Areas of Licensing: a review and update for librarians and publishers

ALCTS webinar: The Black, White, and Gray Areas of Licensing: a review and update for librarians and publishers

Date: February 29, 2012
All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Description: Building on a preconference offered at ALA Annual 2010 entitled “Taming the Licensing Tiger,” the presenters will carry on the conversation around library licensing issues and answer questions submitted in advance by attendees. Using an interactive approach employing chat, audience polling and pre-submitted questions, the presenters will cover hot topics and current challenges facing libraries in licensing digital content. The presenters represent the viewpoints of a publisher (Robert Boissy), an academic library (Becky Albitz) and a consortium (Tracy Thompson-Przylucki).

Participants will be asked to submit questions upon registration.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Get your pressing licensing questions answered by a panel of experts!
2. Learn the definitions of specific terms of art for licensing.
3. Understand the issues in licensing e-content for libraries today.
4. Explore the effects of the current economy on licensing practices

Who should attend: Librarians with some licensing experience who are interested in learning more and/or have questions they want to have answered.

Presenters: Becky Albitz is the Electronic Resources Librarian at the Pennsylvania State University. She holds degrees from the University of Rochester, Penn State, and The University of Pittsburgh, and currently is working on her doctorate in higher education at Penn State. Becky has co-taught the ARL on-line licensing workshop and has also given numerous presentations and workshops on copyright and licensing issues. Her book Licensing and Managing Electronic Resources was published by Chandos Publishing in 2008.

Bob Boissy is Manager of Account Development & Strategic Alliances for the publishing house Springer, where he has worked for nine years. Bob received his MLS from SUNY Albany, and a Certificate of Advanced Study from Syracuse University. He currently serves as Vice President/President Elect of the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG), and contributes to two NISO working groups: shared electronic resource understanding (SERU), and presentation and identification of e-journals (PIE-J).

Tracy L. Thompson-Przylucki has served as the Executive Director of NELLCO since 2001. In that capacity she negotiates license agreements on behalf of 115+ law libraries throughout the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Australia. Prior to joining NELLCO Tracy served as International Reference Librarian for the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School. She holds a B.A. from the University of South Florida (’94) and a J.D. from Yale Law School (’97).

This is a free event. For additional information including links to the registration page, please click on the following link:

ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

Internships - Kentucky Historical Society


The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is a state agency and membership organization that is fully accredited by the American Association 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.

The KHS internship program helps undergraduate and graduate students gain valuable experience and preparation for careers related to history and cultural preservation. Internships help familiarize students with the realities of career paths, make professional contacts and build resumes.

KHS offers students opportunities in a wide variety of programs that give students experience in many fields. While the listed positions are designed to meet specific institutional needs, often individual projects can be tailored to your skills, interests and academic requirements. So roll up your sleeves and become a part of our team!

Summer 2012 Internships

For more information on current intern positions and to apply for an internship contact Phyllis Gilman at or 502-564-1792, ext. 4422.§ionid=3

Saturday, February 11, 2012

CFP - LITA Guides

LITA is looking for authors for the following LITA Guides to be published by Neal-Schuman Publishing:

§ How to Implement Creative Commons Licenses

§ Protect your library against data security breaches

§ How to set up experimental technology areas in the library (tablet checkouts, apps testing, space redesign, etc.)

§ WordPress for libraries

§ Integrating E-books into library collections

§ A guide to RDF and linked data library projects

§ Quick improvements for library web pages.

Authors receive 10% in royalties for their work. The turnaround time for publication is relatively short.

Please get in touch with me if you are interested in authoring one of these guides or have a proposal of your own.

You can email me directly at

Online workshop - Metadata for Digital Collections

Metadata for Digital Collections
Eight-week online workshop
Dates: March 26 – May 18, 2012

Enrollment deadline: March 12, 2012
Fees: $325.00 registration + $80 required text ($299 + $80 for students) Instructor: Steven J. Miller

This eight-week online workshop provides a substantial introduction to creating and managing descriptive metadata for digital collections in libraries, archives, and museums. It includes hands-on exercises in creating metadata for digital images and other resources using Dublin Core and MODS, and to a lesser extent VRA. Participants will be introduced to commonly-used controlled vocabularies for digital collections, as well as to XML, OAI, metadata harvesting, mapping, interoperability, and quality, and to metadata in the context of Linked Data and the Semantic Web. The workshop will also cover metadata standards selection, local metadata scheme design, and documentation in the form of application profiles.

For more information about the workshop and registration see:

Fellowship - Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture

The James P. Danky Fellowship for 2012.

In honor of James P. Danky's long service to print culture scholarship,
the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture, in conjunction
with the Wisconsin Historical Society, is again offering its annual
short-term research fellowship.

The Danky Fellowship provides $1000 in funds for one individual planning
a trip to carry out research using the collections of the Wisconsin
Historical Society (please see details of the collections at Grant money may be used for travel to
the WHS, costs of copying pertinent archival resources, and living
expenses while pursuing research here. If in residence during the
semester, the recipient will be expected to give a presentation as part
of the colloquium series of the Center for the History of Print and
Digital Culture (

Preference will be given to:
• proposals undertaking research in print culture history
• researchers from outside Madison
• research likely to lead to publication

Prior to applying it is strongly suggested that applicants contact the
Wisconsin Historical Society Reference Archivist (phone: 608-264-6460;
email: to discuss the relevancy of WHS
collections to their projects. Historical Society and Center for Print
Culture staff may be able to identify potential collections of which you
may not otherwise be aware.

There is no application form. Applicants must submit:

1) A cover sheet with name, telephone, permanent address and e-mail,
current employer/affiliation, title of project, and proposed dates of

2) A letter of two single-spaced pages maximum describing the project
and its relation to specifically cited collections at the society and to
previous work on the same theme, and describing the projected outcome of
the work, including publication plans. If residents of the Madison area
are applying, they must explain their financial need for the stipend.

3) Curriculum vitae.

4) Two confidential letters of reference. Graduate students must include
their thesis advisor.

Applications are due by May 1st. The recipient will be notified by May 31st.

Please email applications and reference letters to:

Anna Palmer
Coordinator, Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture

School of Library and Information Studies
4251 Helen C. White Hall
600 N. Park St.
Madison, WI 53706-1403

Phone: (608) 263-4452
Fax: (608) 263-4849

Webinar - Expanding Your Career Potential

What's the best way to help the members of your Chapter, Caucus or Division, acquire new, vital skills for job security and career advancement in these troubling economic times? Tell them to join their colleagues for the New York SLA Chapter's upcoming webinar on "Expanding Your Career Potential", featuring SLA President Elect, Deb Hunt, on Wednesday, February 15th.

In this first session we will identify and discuss those skill sets that are in the greatest demand in the library/information world. The presenters will also examine alternative jobs and potential career paths for librarians and information professionals contemplating a career change or transitioning into a non-traditional role. Webinar attendees will develop their own customized action plans to identify, augment, and acquire those new skills that will provide their tickets to expanded career growth, increased compensation, and greater career satisfaction.

For more information or to register, please visit .

Contact Laura Forshay with any questions.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Internship- South Carolina Political Collections

South Carolina Political Collections at the University of
South Carolina in Columbia announces our summer 2012
internship. This internship carries a stipend of $2,250
and is awarded to a grad student enrolled in an archival
education program outside of South Carolina. Projects
require at least 135 hours and vary depending on the
interests of the intern and SCPC needs. Typical internships
may include arranging and describing a collection or a
series within a major collection, creating an exhibit,
and/or completing a digitization project. The internship
is funded by the Schuyler L. and Yvonne Moore Endowment.

Application deadline is April 1. For application instructions
and additional information, please see

Read about the experiences of our 2011 intern Jessica Hills (, and our 2010 intern, Mark Firmin (

FREE webinars - Infopeople

Top Tech Trends in Materials Handling
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Libraries, We Mean Business: Best Ideas from LJ’s Best Business Books of the Year
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Library P.I.: Process Improvement Library-Style
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Successful Volunteer Recruitment Strategies: Capturing the Talent of Baby Boomers and the Generations that Follow
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Strategic Downsizing
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
TechSoup for Libraries: Technology Resources and Donated Software
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Engaging Volunteers During Difficult Economic Times
Thursday, March 1, 2012
It’s All About the Money: Corporate Fundraising for Children’s Programming in Public Libraries
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Digital Preservation: Audio and Video Formats
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Being Customer Focused: New and Emerging Trends in Customer Service
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

FREE library advocacy training course

Invest In Your Library's Future

Turning the Page 2.0 is a FREE library advocacy training course developed and presented by the Public Library Association (PLA) with generous support from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

In this six-week, facilitated online course, library staff and supporters will learn how to create and tell their library's story, deliver effective presentations, develop a compelling case for support, and build and sustain partnerships along the way.

Participants are encouraged to come with a specific, self-determined advocacy goal for their library. At the end of six weeks, you’ll have a complete Advocacy Work Plan to guide your efforts.

Turning the Page 2.0 consists of the following components:

In-person kick-off (optional)
Facilitator-led virtual classroom sessions (1 hour each week for 6 weeks)
Independent work on Turning the Page online modules (about 1 hour each week)
Online community for discussion (optional)
Completion of an Advocacy Work Plan (about 1 hour each week)
One-on-one feedback from professional facilitators (free consultancy)

Previous participants have told PLA that they spend on average three hours per week (18 hours total) on this course. ALA membership is not required to participate.

More information

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

CFP - Book chapters on scholarly communication and information literacy

Call for Proposals:
Book chapters on scholarly communication and information literacy

Title: Extend and Unify: Outreach and Education for Scholarly Communication and
Information Literacy Programs

Book editors: Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Scholarly Communication Librarian at
Illinois Wesleyan University and Merinda Kaye Hensley, Instructional Services
Librarian/Coordinator, Scholarly Commons at the University of Illinois at

Estimated publication date: ALA 2013 Midwinter Conference

Publisher: Association of College and Research Libraries. This book will be
published in print, available for purchase in various e-book formats, and
available as a free downloadable book.

Editors of the forthcoming ACRL publications book, Extend and Unify: Outreach
and Education for Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy Programs,
seek proposals for chapters from skilled librarians or others involved in
education around scholarly communication issues who have researched strategies
and/or implemented programs on the intersections between scholarly
communication (SC) issues and information literacy (IL). This book aims to
create a roadmap for librarians to integrate scholarly communication and
information literacy programs through instruction, outreach and other educative
opportunities. Written for practicing librarians who wish to build a toolkit
for integrating scholarly communication issues into information literacy and
vice versa, this book will provide essays, case studies, best practices, lesson
plans and outlines, and other material for building collaboration and promoting
discussion on scholarly communication issues in libraries and in the academy.

Potential topics include:
• teaching strategies for addressing scholarly communication issues by
population - undergraduates, graduate students, staff, administration, faculty
as well as by academic discipline
• examples of instruction and outreach through embedded librarianship and
reference work
• case studies detailing SC/IL program alignment, collaboration,
partnerships between SC and IL librarians, student publishing, campus or
discipline-specific research conferences
• classroom-based, curricular integration for undergrads or graduate
students which could include IL session outlines, lesson plans, outreach
• essays focusing on educating students, faculty and/or staff, possibly
by discipline, on specific issues e.g., author rights, copyright/Creative
Commons, OA/public access or specific types of scholarly or creative work,
e.g., data, images, performances, music, multimedia, etc.
• addressing perspectives of faculty, staff, administration including
buy-in, engagement, conversational openings, and educational programs
• assessment of SC/IL programming and outreach efforts
Please note: We are looking for diverse perspectives on these issues across
types of higher education institutions including community colleges, liberal
arts colleges/universities, ARL institutions, etc.

Target audience: The target audience for this publication is both librarians
who are responsible for instruction, information literacy, and/or scholarly
communication; liaison librarians and/or bibliographers who are responsible for
outreach and education of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and
staff in any discipline, and program coordinators for both SC and IL.

Submission procedure and timeline: Authors are invited to submit proposal by
March 2, 2012. Proposals should include author name(s), institutional
affiliation, proposed chapter title, 2-page summary of proposed chapter and a
current CV. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by April 2, 2012.
Full chapters (4,000+ words) are expected to be submitted by June 30, 2012.
All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a blind review basis. Chapters
should be unique to this publication - no previously published or
simultaneously submitted material should be included. Contributors may also be
requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

All inquiries and proposals should be emailed by March 2, 2012 to

Stephanie Davis-Kahl
Illinois Wesleyan University

Merinda Kaye Hensley
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Monday, February 6, 2012

FREE webinars - Introduction to Digital Preservation

These webinars are open to anyone interested, for free.

The target audience is libraries, archives and other cultural heritage
institutions who have digital content, but who don't really know where to
start in managing it for long-term access.

Here's the info:

Session #1 - Identifying & Selecting Content | February 7, 11am ET - 12n
ET More Info & Register at

The first step in preparing for digital preservation is to identify all the
potential content that may warrant this attention. This could include
born-digital content arriving in special collections and archives,
material digitized on site for online access, and content created by
students, faculty, and researchers. This process will inform an
organization about the categories of content and types of files it might
need / want to preserve, as well as the challenges that might be
encountered in doing so.

Once the possible scope of digital content is identified, the portion of
digital content an organization is responsible for preserving needs to be
specified. This process of selection may be known as appraisal in
archives. It may be necessary to develop criteria for prioritizing
selection, which can be a labor-intensive and resource-intensive process.
Knowing the scope of digital content to be preserved, including the
possible growth
over time, is an important factor in developing an appropriate approach
for managing digital content over time.

Session #2 - Considerations for Storage & Protection of Content | February
14, 11am ET - 12n ET
More Info & Register at

Digital content that has been selected for preservation needs to be stored
in ways that align with good practice. It's necessary to consider the file
formats that are best suited for archiving, the requirements for
processing, and the metadata needed to make use of this content in the
future. Organizations also need storage management policies and procedures
that ensure multiple copies in at least two locations. Once stored,
content needs protection. This includes everyday concerns (such as who has
access and whether files have changed), as well as emergency contingencies
(business continuity and disaster planning). We will address how to
manage roles and responsibilities for physical and virtual access to
digital content throughout its life cycle.

Session #3 - Managing Content & Access Over Time | February 21, 11am ET -
12n ET
More Info & Register at

Long-term access is the purpose of digital preservation - organizations
preserve content to be able to make it available as needed or desired over
time. In order to provide this access, we need to consider the concepts,
roles, and challenges involved. Furthermore, managing digital content for
the long term requires program planning, implementation, and
sustainability. A core component of this is preservation planning, which
includes organizational aspects (e.g., policy development, training, legal
issues) and resources (e.g., designated funding and sustainability). This
discussion will highlight some steps organizations can take to make
long-term access to digital content more possible to achieve.

These webinars will be delivered using the GoToMeeting software -- but you
do NOT need to have a GoToMeeting account to view the webinar.
Here's the GoToMeeting support page that lists the system requirements for

Please share this with anyone who may find it helpful. Thanks!

Jody DeRidder
Digital Services
University of Alabama Libraries
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487
(205) 348-0511

Fellowhip - Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site

Friends of Fairsted announce the Charles E. Beveridge Research Fellowship

The Charles E. Beveridge Research Fellowship honors an eminent scholar,
editor of The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted, and devoted friend of
Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site (Fairsted) and its archives and

Purpose and Eligibility: The fellowship is intended to encourage the use of
these archives and collections and foster the continued development of
Olmsted scholars. One Fellowship will be awarded in 2012.

Stipend: $1200. This stipend may be used to defray the living or travel
expenses for one individual who wishes to come to the Brookline/Boston area to
conduct research at Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site in
Brookline, MA, between May 2012 and April 2013.

Deadline: Applications must be received by email (Pdf attachment), USPS
mail or delivery by 4:00 PM EDT on Monday, April 2, 2012.

For additional information, application form and guidelines, please visit
_www.friendsoffairsted.org_ ( .
Information on the archives and other holdings at Frederick Law Olmsted
National Historic Site can be found at
( .

Travel grant - Washington University

Travel Grant Competition
The Department of Special Collections
Washington University Libraries St. Louis, Missouri

Application Deadline: March 15, 2012. Travel must occur between May 15, 2012 and June 30, 2013.

Travel reimbursement grants of up to $1000 are available to faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and independent scholars who would like to use our collections for research. Funds may be used for transportation, food, lodging, and photocopying. Applicants must reside at least 50 miles from St. Louis.

The Department of Special Collections is a multi-faceted research institution that contains materials related to a wide variety of academic disciplines. Below is a listing of some of our major collections:

Film and Media Archive: The Film and Media Archive is committed to the preservation of documentary film and other media which chronicle America's great political and social movements, with a particular emphasis on the African-American experience. The collections of prominent filmmakers Henry Hampton (Eyes on the Prize) and William Miles (I Remember Harlem) include hundreds of hours of high quality programming and feature a comprehensive and diverse array of primary interviews, photos, archival footage, and written documents gathered and generated during the film production process. For more information, contact Nadia Ghasedi at or (314) 935-6154, or visit our on-line catalog at

Manuscripts: Collections of literary papers, press archives, and magazine archives. The bulk of the collection consists of the papers of major 20th-century literary figures including James Merrill, Samuel Beckett, Howard Nemerov, Stanley Elkin, William Gass, Mona Van Duyn, and many others. For more information, contact Joel Minor at or (314) 935-5413, or visit
Modern Graphic History Library: Dedicated to acquiring and preserving distinguished works of modern illustration and pictorial graphic culture. Focusing on artists' working materials and sketches as well as finished artworks, the range of the collection extends from book, magazine, and advertising illustration to graphic novels, comics, poster design, pictorial information design, and animation. In addition, the collection also contains the archives of fine artists like Ernest Trova that have a relationship with popular culture and mass media. For more information, contact Skye Lacerte at or (314) 935-7741, or visit

Rare Books: Collection strengths include the history of books and printing, especially the English Arts & Crafts movement; the book arts; semeiology and the history of non-verbal communication; a collection of Little Black Sambo books and related objects; and 19th- and 20th-century British and American literature complementing the modern literary archives housed in the manuscript unit. For more information, contact Erin Davis at or (314) 935-5583, or visit

University Archives: The Washington University Archives is comprised of more than 300 unique collections. Most collections chronicle the history of Washington University from 1853 to the present day. These diverse collections range from the writings of University co-founder William G. Eliot, to student produced publications, and professional and personal papers of faculty members such as Arthur Holly Compton. Other collections relate to 20th-century St. Louis history, with a focus on business, transportation, politics, social welfare, urban planning, and architecture. For more information, contact Sonya Rooney at or (314) 935-9730, or visit

An application form is available at
The Department of Special Collections, Washington University Libraries
(314) 935-5495

Fellowhip - Princeton

Robert H. Taylor Archival Fellowship
Manuscripts Division, Firestone Library
The Manuscripts Division, a unit of Princeton University Library's Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, is announcing the Robert H. Taylor Archival Fellowship for the summer of 2012. This fellowship provides up to twelve weeks of work experience for a graduate student or recent graduate interested in pursuing an archival career. The fellow undertakes an arrangement and description project and works on other library projects that typically involve metadata and other aspects of the work of a manuscripts library.
The 2012 Fellow will spend time processing one or several collections from the library's literary manuscripts collections. The Fellow will process a collection, including arrangement and preparing DACS-compliant description using Archivists' Toolkit and oXygen, and be involved in reference and other public services activities. In addition, the fellow may participate in other activities including preservation, digitization or additional metadata creation.
The Manuscripts Division holds an estimated 8,500 linear feet of materials covering five thousand years of recorded history and all parts of the world, with special strengths in Western Europe, the Near East, the United States, and Latin America. More than 5,000 visitors use the manuscripts collections in the reading room at Firestone Library each year. An efficient processing program and interdepartmental guidelines for description and arrangement have ensured that the manuscripts divisions' collections are ever more accessible.
The ten- to twelve-week fellowship program, which may be started as early as May, provides a stipend of $550 per week. In addition, the registration fee to the Society of American Archivists' annual meeting in August and up to two hotel nights at the conference rate will be reimbursed.
Requirements: Successful completion of at least twelve graduate semester hours (or the equivalent) applied towards an advanced degree in museum studies or archival, library or information management; demonstrated interest in the archival profession; and good organizational and communication skills. Must be able to lift a 30-pound box. At least twelve undergraduate semester hours or equivalent in modern (17th-21st cent.) British or American literature is preferred.
The Library highly encourages applicants from under-represented communities to apply.
To apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and phone numbers of two references to:
Regine Heberlein, Processing Archivist
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Applications must be received by March 16, 2011. The successful candidate will be notified in early April.
Please note: University housing will not be available to the successful candidate. Interested applicants should consider their housing options carefully and may wish to consult the online campus bulletin board for more information on this topic.

FREE webinars - Sustainable Preservation Practices for Managing Storage Environments

Sustainable Preservation Practices for Managing Storage Environments—Series II

The Image Permanence Institute (IPI) is pleased to announce that the National Endowment for the Humanities Education & Training grant program has provided funding for Sustainable Preservation Practices for Managing Storage Environments—Series II. This popular series is designed to enable collections care and facilities staff in cultural institutions to work together to achieve an optimal preservation environment—one that combines the best preservation of collections with the least possible consumption of energy possible, and is sustainable over time.

Series II will provide instruction and guidance based on current research and field practice through four regional workshops and nine topical webinars—all free of charge. Workshop sites include:

o The Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado – August 15 – 16, 2012

o Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington DC – September 12 – 13, 2012

o Vizcaya Art Museum and Gardens, Miami, Florida – October 16 – 17, 2012

o Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois – November 14 – 15, 2012

Participants will receive two full days of practical, understandable information and a copy of IPI's Sustainable Preservation Practices guidebook. Last year's series was extremely popular and venues filled up quickly. Register for workshops now on the project website at

"The Georgia Archives was one of the host sites during the first series, and several participants told me personally that this was the best professional workshop they have ever attended."

Christine Wiseman, Preservation Services Manager, Georgia Archives

Series II webinars will be scheduled between January and June 2013. Presentations will focus on broad environmental challenges and provide useful and effective suggestions for dealing with them. The list of webinar topics is available on the project website. Schedule details will be available as soon as specific dates are selected.

A successful collaboration between collections care and facilities management staff produces the best results. We strongly encourage a team approach and suggest that institutions register participants representing collections, facilities, and administrative staff.

Image Permanence Institute – Rochester Institute of Technology – Rochester, New York


Presented by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

Portland, OR - May 22, 2012

Cosponsored and hosted by
Portland Art Museum


Creating stable environmental conditions is the most significant step an institution can take for the long-term preservation of the collections materials under its stewardship. While most preservation actions affect single items or groups of items, environmental conditions affect entire collections.

Though providing stable environmental conditions is a goal for most archives, museums, and libraries, in actuality it can be very difficult to achieve ideal specifications. In addition to economic limitations faced by many institutions, collections are often housed in historic structures, in buildings with aging systems, or in structures whose designs make environmental management difficult.

This one day program will explore new approaches to controlling environmental conditions in cultural institutions. Leading experts in the field will present physically and financially feasible environmental control strategies to help institutions preserve collections materials for the long-term.

Topics covered will include:

* The Collections Environment
* Understanding the Building/Climate Relationship
* New Approaches and Best Practices for Environmental Control
* Environmental Monitoring and Data Analysis

This program is intended for staff of cultural heritage organizations responsible for monitoring and managing environmental conditions for collections, including registrars, facilities managers, archivists, librarians, curators, collections managers, and stewards of historic house museums.


Location: Portland Art Museum
1219 Southwest Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

When: Tuesday, May 22, 2012
8:15AM - 5:00 PM

$85 CCAHA members
$100 Non-members

Registration, secure credit card payment, and additional program information are available on our website at:

Major funding for this program was generously provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities and The Pew Charitable Trusts, with additional support from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

To learn more about CCAHA and its programs and services, please visit

QUESTIONS? Call 215-545-0613 or email

Preservation Services Assistant
264 S. 23RD STREET
t 215.545.0613 f 215.735.9313

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Fellowship - Children’s Librarian

The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Fellowship

An extraordinary opportunity for an extraordinary new Children’s Librarian.

Darien Library in Darien, CT is now accepting applications for the inaugural Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Fellowship.

Harold McGraw was an active supporter of Darien Library with a personal commitment to education and a belief in the important role a child's library experiences play in the beginning of life-long literacy. The McGraw family has funded the formation of a Children's Librarian Fellowship at Darien Library to honor his memory, through a two-year full-salaried position for a recent Master in Library Science graduate who:

demonstrates exemplary scholarship
possesses a passion for working with children and for the development of literacy
shows significant leadership promise
has strong personal qualities
demonstrates a penchant for technology

Selection Process

The Fellowship will be open to LIS graduates from an accredited Library School in the United States or Canada who will have received his or her diploma between December 1, 2011 and July 1, 2012.

Applications will be due March 30, 2012. After initial screening, interviews for finalists will be held at a mutually convenient time and place, and the finalist will be invited to visit Darien Library for a meeting with the Fellowship Committee prior to appointment.

The successful applicant will be employed at Darien Library for two years, commencing approximately July 1, 2012, with a final employment date of June 30, 2014.

The Fellow will be paid initially at the Connecticut Library Association MLS minimum salary for entry-level positions (for 2012: $50,700) with full benefits, paid membership in CLA and ALA, and funding for attendance at the American Library Association Annual Meeting and other meetings as appropriate.

Position Parameters
The Fellow will work as a member of the Children's Services team, providing reference and reader's advisory services in addition to creating and conducting programs for children and families. The Fellow will be given specific, defined, high-stakes projects and responsibilities that will be determined by the successful candidate's skills and interests. The Fellowship will provide experience, growth, and challenges in the following areas:

· Children's materials collection development

· Program development, implementation, and evaluation

· Outreach to defined areas of the community

· Continuing education, professional development, and support

· Access to the latest technology

This Fellowship is an opportunity to work on real-world, significant projects and gain experience in close coordination with very strong staff. The Fellow will receive direct mentoring from Gretchen Caserotti, Assistant Director for Public Services.

More information about the Fellowship and application process is available at

Scholarship - Society of Georgia Archivists

Society of Georgia Archivists 2012 Carroll Hart Scholarship

The Society of Georgia Archivists each year awards a scholarship for attendance at the Georgia Archives Institute held each summer in Atlanta. The purpose of the scholarship is to enhance archival education and membership. The scholarship is named for Carroll Hart, former director of the Georgia Department of Archives and History, founding member of the Society of Georgia Archivists, and founder of the Georgia Archives Institute.

The scholarship will cover an amount equal to the noncredit tuition for the Institute not to exceed $500, and a year's membership in the Society of Georgia Archivists. Please note that individuals must also apply separately to the Georgia Archives Institute by March 1, 2012. After the Georgia Archives Institute, the recipient will submit a brief article on the experience for use in the SGA Newsletter.

For more information on eligibility or how to apply, please visit the Carroll Hart Scholarship page at,

Applications for the Scholarship are due March 1, 2012.

Allison H. Galloup, CA

Processing Archivist

Archives Research Center

Atlanta University Center - Robert W. Woodruff Library

Internship - Digital Public Library of America

The Digital Public Library of America is seeking interns for the summer (June 4 - August 10, 2012) through the 2012 Berkman Center for Internet & Society Summer Internship Program.

Interns, or Berkterns as they sometimes called, will jump head first into the swirl of the Berkman universe, where they will be deeply and substantively involved in research projects and efforts for the DPLA. They will conduct research related to library users, content, governance, funding, publishing models, and related issues; stay abreast of developments in the digital library field (including news related to e-publishing, copyright, linked open data, and other areas); blog regularly on these issues; and contribute to the Digital Public Library of America wiki and website. Depending on summer needs, they may also have the opportunity to create multimedia for the DPLA website. Summer interns will also conduct research on the legal aspects and considerations related to these issues.

Summer internships are full time positions (35 hours/week) for 10 weeks and our Summer 2012 program runs from Monday, June 4 through Friday, August 10. Interns are paid $11.50 an hour. No other benefits are provided, and interns must make their own housing, insurance and transportation arrangements. Please be forewarned that payment may not be sufficient to cover living expenses in the Boston area, so interns should plan accordingly.

The application deadline for all students for Summer 2012 is Sunday, February 12 2012 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

More information, along with application instructions, is available at

Questions? Email Rebecca Tabasky at

Thank you!


Alessandra Morgan

Berkman Center for Internet and Society

FREE - webinars on the future of LIS

Free Online Seminars Look Into the Future of LIS

The start of the spring semester at the nationally-ranked San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science is upon us, and with it brings all new online seminars for current and future informational professionals. The free presentations begin January 31, with a look into the future of reading. Here’s a glimpse at the presentations scheduled during January and February:

· January 31 at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time – The Future of Reading

Join Tom Peters, assistant dean for strategic technology initiatives at Milner Library at Illinois State University in Normal, for an exploration and discussion of the prospects and possibilities of reading, and how libraries and librarians can enhance the reading experience. Tom will address the influence of e-reading technologies.

· February 8 at 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time – New Career Pathways for Information Professionals [Career Colloquia]

Our Career Colloquia presentations are always popular, and this one is especially exciting with Dr. Sandy Hirsh, professor and director of the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University, presenting. Sandy will get you thinking about how your valuable LIS skill sets can be applied to a variety of information environments, opening doors to new career paths.

· February 9 at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time – Biblion: The Boundless Library

In this session, you’ll learn about a revolutionary iPad app that made rare source materials accessible to the masses. Deanna Lee, vice president for communications and marketing for The New York Public Library, will discuss the app including how it was created and lessons learned.

The online presentations are FREE, and everyone is invited to attend. Simply visit the Spring Semester 2012 Colloquia Series web page for links to the online sessions.

If you can't make the time posted, you can still view the presentations when most convenient for you. Links to webcasts and podcasts of the Collaborate presentations will be posted about a week after the scheduled events. Simply visit the SLIS Colloquia Index. Presentations will be held throughout the semester, so be sure to check back often to see the full schedule.

The SJSU School of Library and Information Science offers free colloquia presentations to foster enhanced learning and knowledge sharing amongst our faculty, alumni, students, and the professional communities we serve. For more information about the colloquia series, please email us at Please share this announcement with colleagues and friends.

The San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science offers two fully online master’s degrees, a fully online certificate program, and a doctoral program:

Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master of Archives and Records Administration (MARA), Post-Master’s Certificate in Library and Information Science, and the San José Gateway PhD Program. Learn more at:

Internship - Filson Historical Society

The Filson Historical Society is pleased to announced that we are currently
accepting applications for the 2012 summer H. F. Boehl Internship.
Eligible applicants should either be currently enrolled in or have recently
completed a graduate program in history, library science, or a related
field. The tenure of internship is a one to three month summer residence
with an award of $1,200 per month. The Filson Historical
Societycollects, preserves, and
tells the significant stories of Kentucky, the
Ohio Valley region, and the Upper South with particularly strong
collections in the frontier, antebellum, and Civil War periods of Kentucky
history. The Boehl intern will work with appropriate curatorial staff in
the Special Collections and Manuscripts department to process and provide
access to historic manuscript collections in a dynamic research

The application deadline is February 15, 2012.

For more information about the application process, please see
contact Dr. Glen Crothers, Director of Research,*, 502-635-5083.*

Internship - Archives of American Art

The Archives of American Art has is seeking a graduate intern for the summer or fall of 2012 to assist with a project funded by the CLIR (Council of Library and Information Resources) Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant program. Applicants must be students or recent graduates of graduate archival programs who have an interest in audiovisual media, or students or recent graduates of specialized graduate programs in audiovisual archives and preservation with an interest in working in a traditional manuscript repository setting. The project collections all relate to late 20th century art forms and movements resulting in significant media documentation, so the internship will be of particular interest and value to students interested in contemporary media and art history.

The intern will gain experience working with mixed-media collections and assisting with the development of archival approaches for processing and describing archival manuscript collections that contain large amounts of audiovisual media. The internship is designed to provide hands-on experience with archival processing and handling of archival audiovisual media. Interns will be expected to process a project collection and to write a finding aid to the collection in EAD. Interns may also be assigned additional collection management tasks related to film, video, and/or sound recordings in the project's collections. Interns will work under the supervision of the Audiovisual Archivist.

Intern will be expected to commit to a full-time schedule for ten weeks in the summer or fall of 2012. Intern will receive a small stipend.

Required Skills and Abilities:
Coursework in archival descriptive practices and standards.
Familiarity with obsolete audiovisual media formats.

Preferred Skills and Abilities:
Experience with archival collections processing
Experience using EAD and DACS
Experience identifying and handling archival motion picture film, video, and sound recordings

To apply:
Send a letter of interest, a CV or resume, and an academic or professional letter of reference to Megan McShea, Audiovisual Archivist, at by March 15, 2012. Your letter should indicate when you are available for the internship. Questions may be directed via e-mail to the same address. No phone calls, please.