Monday, May 28, 2012

Internship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Library/Knowledge Management Intern Eskind Biomedical Library (EBL) and Knowledge Management at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) offer a one-year Library/Knowledge Management Intern appointment with the possibility for extension to a second year Fellowship given appropriate demonstration of skills/knowledge and successful completion of initial training. Candidates who progress to a second year may be eligible for a regular librarian position upon successful completion of the Fellowship year. The internship is designed to provide training in a dynamic health care environment where interns have unique opportunities for advanced training in health science librarianship, knowledge management research, and biomedical informatics. It also offers unique exposure to all facets of a dynamic, innovative and internationally-recognized academic medical center library. The work schedule is primarily Monday-Friday, but includes 3-4 half-days/year on a weekend. Preferred Education, Skills and Experience Requires a master's degree in library/information science earned by August 2012. Candidates with special library experience, a science background or a second degree in a relevant field are preferred. Desired Qualifications The successful candidate will possess: · proven high-level oral and written communication skills · an evident passion for learning more about health-science topics and genetic concepts · strong organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skills · a high level of self-direction and motivation, demonstrated attention to detail, and customer service skills · ability to easily adapt to change, including duty re-assignment as needed to best reflect the needs of the organization · an evident interest in lifelong learning and in contributing to the profession through research projects and scholarly communication · a proactive, professional attitude towards searching the literature, combined with a passion for learning how to best filter information from a variety of biomedical resources and databases · proficiency with technology use and social media communication · the ability to prioritize and work both independently and as part of a team · a desire to work in a fast paced, highly demanding and dynamic environment where personalized medicine and pharmacogenetics are top priorities. Goals and Projects In addition to working with essential library products and services, interns experience a variety of exciting responsibilities such as developing library research projects and scholarly communications; working with researchers; enhancing knowledge management tools; providing filtered and evidence-based information services to VUMC clinicians; participating in projects to integrate filtered information provision into informatics tools; participating in and developing user and staff training sessions; and using their skills to assist fellow library staff and users. Training Approach The training approach is a mixture of life-long learning and project-based management. Library interns will be actively involved in various program areas or projects in order to develop or enhance skills such as leadership, setting priorities, planning, time management and allocating resources. Along with the extensive experiential training, the intern is expected to complete the library's comprehensive staff training program, attend biomedical informatics seminars and may potentially audit classes in the Vanderbilt Schools of Medicine and Nursing if needs warrant. In addition, interns are expected to demonstrate knowledge gained through the training program in skills verification sessions. Intern duties will be based, in part, on performance during the staff training program. The salary for the position is $39,000. Following successful completion of key training modules and their corresponding verification sessions, the Library Intern may be eligible to continue into a second year fellowship position with an appropriate salary increase. Other benefits are those of exempt staff at Vanderbilt, including 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, and 9 paid holidays. More information about benefits is available at the Vanderbilt Human Resources Web site. To Apply Submit your resume and cover letter via the Vanderbilt Human Resources site, job requisition number 1201610. Refer questions concerning the position to: Taneya Y. Koonce, MSLS, MPH Associate Director for Research Eskind Biomedical Library Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nashville, TN 37232-8340 Phone: (615) 936-3931 Fax: (615) 936-1384

Workshop - Textile care

July 14 (Saturday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.) Textile Care and Preservation In Your Own Home. We want to take care of Grandma’s quilt, Mom’s wedding gown, Great Grandpa’s military uniform, and our favorite Aunt’s amazingly embroidered table cloth, in the very best way possible to preserve them for future generations. But we don’t live in museums. This workshop led by Oberlin Heritage Center Collections Assistant Prue Richards will address the materials, techniques, conditions, practices and spaces available to us in our own homes that can help improve and extend the lives of our textile treasures. A folder of handouts and resources will be provided for each attendee, and participants are invited to bring one or two textile pieces of their own for evaluation during the afternoon session. Fee: $50 ($45 for OHC members) includes box lunch. Pre-registration required. For more information, visit or contact (440-774-1700) or to receive a registration flyer. Location: Oberlin Depot (240 South Main Street, Oberlin).

FREE webinar - Professional Networking for New Librarians

The ALA-NMRT Annual Program Committee is hosting an online program entitled "Professional Networking for New Librarians." June 7, 2012 12noon EST A full description of this free, online program is available via the NMRT blog: We are really hoping to attract a wide variety of new professionals to this event, so come and join us and spread the word! -- Charlene Hsu Gross MSLIS ALA-NMRT Liaison Coordination & Support Committee, Chair 2011-2012 ALA-NMRT Liaison to Asian Pacific American Library Association (APALA) ALA Emerging Leaders 2010

Saturday, May 26, 2012

CFP - OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives

_OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives_ (OSS:IDLP) is looking for articles. Articles can be of any length, and figures and screen shots are encouraged. OSS:IDLP is a peer-reviewed journal. If you are interested, there is a short timeline for publication; your article can be published as early as October 2012. For more information, contact the editor at the email address below. Editorial objectives OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives covers a broad range of subject areas relating to the Web-based delivery of digital cultural content. The journal aims to keep readers informed about current trends in research, and to report on new initiatives and developments. Digital libraries and digital repositories are a particular focus, together with relevant standards and techniques. Coverage *Digital libraries *Digital repositories *Digital cultural content services *Web metadata standards *Web markup languages *Digital preservation *Imaging and digitization techniques *Usability studies OCLC Systems & Services is indexed and abstracted in: *Academic Search Alumni Edition *Academic Search Complete *Academic Search Premier *Computer Science Index *Computer & Communications Security Abstracts *Current Abstracts *Current Awareness Abstracts *Education Full Text *Education Research *Emerald Management Reviews *Information Science and Technology Abstracts (ISTA) *The Informed Librarian *INSPEC *International Academic Research Library *Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts *Library & Information Science Abstracts *Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts *Library Literature & Information Science *Library Literature & Information Science Full Text *OmniFile Full Text Mega *OmniFile Full Text Select *Scopus *TOC Premier Bradford Lee Eden, Ph.D. Editor Dean of Library Services Christopher Center for Library and Information Resources Valparaiso University Valparaiso, Indiana 46383 219-464-5099

Friday, May 18, 2012

CFP - Kentucky Libraries

This is the first call for feature articles for the Summer issue (vol. 76 #3) of Kentucky Libraries. The deadline for the Summer issue is June 15; distribution is scheduled for mid-August 2012. Important note: References at the end of the manuscript as well as in-text references must be in MLA style. For the accepted form, please consult the newest edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.) or For questions of grammar, punctuation and style please consult the Rochester Institute of Technology Grammar and Style Guide at Publication Guidelines and Guidelines for Letters to the Editor are published in every issue of Kentucky Libraries on the inside back cover, or you may contact me if you have questions. Please send your article as a Word attachment to Deadlines: June 15 for the Summer issue, published in mid-August September 15 for the Fall issue, published in mid-November December 15 for the Winter issue, published in mid-February March 15 for the Spring issue, published in mid-May Thank you for your interest in and support of Kentucky Libraries !

Call for Papers – Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication

Call for Papers – Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication (ISSN 2162-3309) is a quarterly, peer-reviewed, open-access publication for original articles, reviews and case studies that analyze or describe the strategies, partnerships and impact of library-led digital projects, online publishing and scholarly communication initiatives. View the inaugural issue at The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication provides a focused forum for library practitioners to share ideas, strategies, research and pragmatic explorations of library-led initiatives related to such areas as institutional repository and digital collection management, library publishing/hosting services and authors’ rights advocacy efforts. As technology, scholarly communication, the economics of publishing, and the roles of libraries all continue to evolve, the work shared in JLSC informs practices that strengthen librarianship. The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication provides a shared intellectual space for scholarly communication librarians, institutional repository managers, digital archivists, digital data managers and related professionals. The journal welcomes original research and practitioner experience papers, as well as submissions in alternative formats (e.g. video, datasets, code). General topics of interest include: Scholarly communication Open Access Library as publisher and library/press partnerships; including, but not limited to: Emerging modes and genres of publication Organizational and business models Policy issues; including, but not limited to: Publishing/deposit mandates Impact of governmental or institutional policy Policy development for library services Digital collection management Institutional and discipline-specific repositories Digital curation Technological developments and infrastructure Intellectual property Resources, skills, and training Interdisciplinary or international perspectives on these issues Contributions may be submitted to any of the following categories: Commentary Research Articles Practice Articles Theory Articles P2 (Post-Peer) Review Reviews of Books and Products (For full descriptions of these categories, see Grey literature (e.g. conference papers, presentations, white papers, etc.) may be revised and submitted for review and publication in JLSC if all copyrights still reside with the submitting author(s). Submissions that are substantially similar to material already available to the public (through a peer-reviewed or non-peer-reviewed venue) will not be accepted, but may be proposed as the focus of a P2 (Post-Peer) Review. For more information about JLSC, please visit ### CONTACT: Editors, Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication Isaac Gilman Scholarly Communications & Research Services Librarian Pacific University Voice: 503.352.7209 and Marisa Ramirez Digital Repository Librarian California Polytechnic State University Voice: 805.756.7040

Workshop - Preserving Digital Archives

The UT Libraries will be sponsoring the following Society of American Archivists (SAA) digital archives course on July 20 in Knoxville: “Preserving Digital Archives: Concepts and Competencies.” Would it be possible to forward this information to the UK student listserv? Workshop Description: What do you need to know to preserve born-digital materials successfully once they’ve crossed the archives threshold? With an emphasis on modern records and technology, you’ll learn about the concepts and competencies you need to construct and administer digital archives. You’ll examine accepted digital archives models and implementations and emerging standards of practice, as well as preservation metadata schemas and their use in digital archives. To register, please visit:

Academic Resident Librarian

Academic Resident Librarian Program, 2012–2013 Brief Program Description: The University Library, University of Illinois–Chicago (UIC), seeks candidates for its academic resident librarian program to serve 1-year postgraduate appointments with the possibility of renewal for a second year. A goal of the residency program is to increase diversity in the challenging and rewarding profession of academic librarianship, particularly among individuals traditionally underrepresented in the academy. Residents will work closely with library faculty to develop skills and an understanding of academic librarianship as a whole through the introduction to the different functional areas of the library, opportunities to participate on library committees and task forces, and exposure to professional associations. Priority Areas: Two or more resident positions will be available. Candidates with interests in one or more of the following areas are especially encouraged to apply: Technical services, with an emphasis on development and assessment of library discovery tools such as WorldCat Local and Summon; outreach, with an emphasis on initiatives to rural and underserved users (based at the UIC Library of the Health Sciences, Rockford, IL); reference and instruction, with an emphasis on instructional technology design and the development of multimedia learning objects; e-science, with an emphasis on data curation in support of university-wide data management and preservation initiatives; d igital preservation, with an emphasis on preservation architectures, standards, and workflows; digital image collections, with an emphasis on mapping using GIS technologies. Minimum Qualifications: Recent completion of a master’s degree program in library and information science from an ALA-accredited program (graduation date spring 2011 or later). Knowledge of, and interest in academic libraries; and the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with library staff as well as faculty, students, and other library users. Preferred: Demonstrated interest in one of the priority areas mentioned above. UIC has a strong commitment to serve its highly diverse community. As such, UIC especially welcomes applications from women, underrepresented minority group members, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others whose background, education, experience and academic interests would enrich the diversity of the University’s research, teaching, and Great Cities’ mission. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Salary: Salaries are competitive and based on education and experience; entry level visiting faculty appointments begin at $42,000. The full position description may be viewed at: For fullest consideration apply by 6/08/12, with a letter addressing your interest in one or more of the Priority Areas, supporting resume, and name and address of at least three references . All applicants must submit an online application through To apply, click on the following link: The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employee. (036)

Webinar - ALCTS ALA Annual preconference

ALCTS ALA Annual preconference: “The How and Why of Research: What Is the Rock in Your Shoe?” June 12 - 14, 2012. All sessions begin at 2 p.m. Eastern, 1 p.m. Central and 11 a.m. Pacific time. This virtual preconference provides insight and guidance into the world of research, encouraging attendees to discover the research possibilities inherent in their daily work. Find out how valid research questions can grow out of practical professional quandaries. Learn how to choose appropriate questions to investigate, how to design effective research strategies and explore avenues for sharing results with colleagues. Demystify the research process and be encouraged to contribute to the body of knowledge in the discipline. This virtual preconference is aimed at librarians entering the profession and/or new to the research process. This virtual preconference is comprised of three one-hour sessions: Tuesday, June 12 “Avoiding the Research Rubbish Bin: How to Begin a Research Project” with Allyson Carlyle, University of Washington Information School. Wednesday, June 13 “From Curiosity to Concept: Developing a Research Plan from Everyday Library Issues” with Steven A. Knowlton, University of Memphis. Thursday, June 14 “Bringing your Work to Press: The Peer Review Process” with Sandy Roe, Illinois State University and editor, Cataloging and Classification Quarterly. Visit the "How and Why" page on the ALCTS website. Registration is open now. Individual sessions for each preconference are $39 for ALCTS members, $49 for non-members, $99 for groups and, as always, free to LIS students. A discounted rate is available if you want to register for all the sessions included in each preconference: $95 for ALCTS members, $118 for non-members and $258 for groups. Register through ALA Online Learning. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Continuing Education,

Conference - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation

The United States Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Association (USETDA) planning committee is pleased to invite you to our 2nd annual conference “USETDA 2012: A revolution in scholarship – A commonwealth of knowledge”, to be held June 13-15 in Quincy, Massachusetts, near downtown Boston, at the fabulous Boston Marriott Quincy Hotel. Discount lodging is available for only $149 per night. Don’t miss out on North America’s premier event on electronic theses and dissertations, institutional repositories and open access! The early bird discount registration rate of $129 has been extended through May 21, 2012. To register go to: To view the conference website go to: About the Conference: USETDA 2012 is designed for ETD professionals from graduate schools, libraries and information technology sectors who work with ETDs or ETD programs. Our focus will be on relevant and current ETD issues with an emphasis on sharing best-practices and resources within the U.S. The mission of USETDA is to provide information on best practices, develop and disseminate important information on ETD initiatives, support the development of state-wide ETD associations, bring ETD professionals together at the local level to network and improve ETD operations, educate and make others aware of ETD issues, and support the expansion of the NDLTD and other international ETD initiatives. Searching for innovative new ways to engage your students? Looking to increase efficiency by making technology work for you? Take your ETD program to the next level. This year’s program includes an outstanding lineup of speakers and presentations! Keynote presentations: Michele Kimpton – “DuraSpace – the future of repositories and the impact of the cloud” Michele Kimpton is Chief Executive Officer of DuraSpace and one of the founders of the organization. DuraSpace was formed in July 2009, and was the coming together of both the DSpace Foundation and Fedora-Commons organizations. DuraSpace is a not for profit organization that provides guidance and support for open source software projects DSpace, Fedora and more recently DuraCloud. Michele sets the strategic direction for DuraSpace with the executive team and members of the Board. Mrs. Kimpton was recently awarded Digital Preservation Pioneer by the NDIPP program at Library of Congress, you can find more detail at Prior to joining DuraSpace, Michele Kimpton was the Founder of the DSpace Foundation, a not for profit organization set up to provide leadership and support to the community of users of the DSpace open source software platform. The mission of the Foundation was to promote open access and preservation of the world’s scholarly works. The DSpace open source software platform is freely available to anyone or any institution, wishing to preserve, manage and provide internet access to their digital collections. Currently there are over one thousand installations world wide using DSpace software.Prior to joining DSpace, Michele Kimpton was the Director at Internet Archive for five years. In her role she works closely with National Libraries, Archives and Universities to provide technical expertise and services in web archiving. She has developed partnerships with several of these institutions to collaborate on web archiving activities, including being one of the founding members of the International Internet Preservation Consortium. Ed Fox – “NDLTD Innovations - ETD-db, Union Catalog and Future Developments” Ed Fox serves as Executive Director for NDLTD. He began work on ETDs in 1987 when some involved in SGML (a precursor to HTML and XML) were considering its application to dissertations. He received a B.S. from MIT in 1972 and then completed his M.S. and Ph.D. (1983) at Cornell University, working with Gerard Salton (‘the father of information retrieval’). At Virginia Tech since Aug. 1983, he is a Professor of Computer Science and is Director of the Digital Library Research Laboratory. He serves as a Board member of the Computer Research Association (CRA) and as chair of the steering committee of JCDL (ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries). He also serves on the steering committee of the International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries. Dr. Fox has been (co)principal investigator on over 105 grants/contracts. He has taught 75 tutorials in more than 25 countries. He has given 63 keynote/banquet/international invited/distinguished speaker presentations, about 150 refereed conference/workshop papers, and over 250 additional presentations. He has co-authored/edited 13 books, 96 journal/magazine articles, 46 book chapters, and many reports. Formerly he served as Chairman of the IEEE-CS Technical Committee on Digital Libraries (TCDL), and earlier as vice chairman and then chairman of the ACM Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (SIGIR). He has served on hundreds of conference/workshop committees, and now serves on 10 editorial boards. Notable special interest sessions:books, computer and coffee Pre-conference workshops: Copyright – Host Gail Clement, Texas A&M University ($50 fee – includes primer) ETDs for Beginners – Host John Hagen, Renaissance Scholarly Communications (free) Plagiarism – Host Dawn Bilkowski, Ohio University (free) Special events: Wednesday evening opening reception on the Boston Marriott Quincy Hotel terrace overlooking Boston – includes appetizers and hosted bar. Thursday evening exclusive Conference Dinner BanAdams Banquet Hallquet, hosted bar and music at the Boston Marriott Quincy. Tours of downtown Boston and the region are available. Local Attraction Highlights: Adams National Historical Park, Quincy John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, Boston New England Aquarium Children’s Museum and Museum Wharf, Boston USS Constitution, Navy Yard, Boston Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth Harvard University Bunker Hill Monument, Charlestown Boston Common and Public Gardens Complete information about local attractions in the Boston area is available online at We hope to see you in sunny Boston this June! Make plans now to experience the revolution of ETDs in 2012 in the Commonwealth of the Boston area.

FREE webinar - Heritage Preservation

WebWise Reprise: A C2C Online Community Special Event Heritage Preservation, in cooperation with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), is presenting WebWise Reprise, two online events based on the IMLS WebWise 2012 conference. The first event, on June 14 at 2:00 pm EDT, will be “Sharing Public History Work: Crowdsourcing Data.” The second event, on June 28 at 2:00 pm EDT, will be “Oral History in the Digital Age.” Since 2000, the WebWise conference has brought together representatives of museums, libraries, archives, systems science, education, and other fields interested in the future of high-quality online content for inquiry and learning. This annual conference highlights recent research and innovations in digital technology, explores their potential impacts on library and museum services, and promotes effective museum and library practices in the digital environment. It also provides recipients of technology-based grants from the Institute with an opportunity to showcase their exemplary projects. This year’s conference, WebWise 2012: Tradition and Innovation, was held in Baltimore, Maryland from February 29-March 2. Moderated by Heritage Preservation Vice President Kristen Laise, these 90 minute webinars will each begin with a 20 minute video presentation from WebWise 2012. Participants will watch the video live together along with some of the presenters from each panel. (It is recommended that you have broadband access in order to watch the video live. If you are concerned about your system’s capabilities, you may want to watch the videos before the webinars. The videos are available here.) After the video, presenters will provide additional insights and participants will have the opportunity to ask questions live. WebWise Reprise is being offered free of charge and no pre-registration is required. The events will be hosted in the Community's virtual meeting room. If you haven't joined one of the Community's Live Chat webinars yet and would like to run a technical check of your system before the webinar, please click here. Sharing Public History Work: Crowdsourcing Data Thursday, June 14, 2012, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. EDT Public historians and librarians have long relied on their local communities for volunteers to assist paid staff as docents and interpreters, and as collections and reference assistants. More recently, a variety of collaborative online tools have it made possible for volunteers from a larger pool to assist museums and libraries to share in content work through crowdsourcing. We will watch the WebWise presentation of Ben Brumfield, Software Engineer at FromThePage Open-Source Transcription Software. In it, Ben discusses valuable lessons learned from crowdsourcing indexing of small collections. He will be joined by Sharon Leon, Director of Public Projects at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University to answer your questions. Oral History in the Digital Age Thursday, June 28, 2012, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. EDT The sound of voices from the past can bring history to life in a powerful way for the 21st-century learner. In this Webinar, we will watch the WebWise presentation of Dean Rehberger, Director of MATRIX: the Center for Humane Art, Letters, and Social Science Online at Michigan State University and learn about MATRIX's newest Web site Oral History in the Digital Age ( project). Dean will provide a tour of the site which includes best practices on issues about collecting, curating, and disseminating oral histories and narratives using current technology. He will be joined by Doug Boyd, director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries to answer your questions about oral histories and how their projects might assist you in your work.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

CFP - Time Organization for Librarians

Time Organization for Librarians: Beating Budget and Staff Cuts Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press Co-editor: Carol Smallwood, Tips for Librarians Running Libraries Alone and Preserving Local Writers, Genealogy, Photographs, Newspapers and Related Materials (Scarecrow Press, 2012) Co-editor: Jason Kuhl, Library Operations Director, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Arlington Heights, Illinois; contributor, The Frugal Librarian: Thriving in Tough Economic Times (ALA Editions, 2011) Co-editor: Lisa Fraser, Public Services Librarian, Bellevue Library, King County Library System, Bellevue, Washington; Guest Lecturer, Information School, University of Washington Chapters sought for an anthology by practicing academic, public, school, special librarians, LIS faculty in the United States and Canada sharing practical how-to chapters on ways to organize time the most effectively especially with budget and staff cuts: Administration, Daily Operations, Maximizing Technology, Personal Life, Goal Setting. Creative methods are sought that work in various types of libraries and job titles. Concise, how-to chapters words based on experience to help colleagues. Your article should total 3000-3500 words; or two articles each 1500-1750 words to equal 3000-3500. No previously published or simultaneously submitted material. One or two authors per chapter; complimentary copy as compensation, discount on more. Please e-mail titles of 2-3 topics by May 30, 2012 with brief biography sketch(s). Please place TIME/Last Name on the subject line to:

FREE workshop - Cooperative Curation Symposium and Workshop

August 8, 2012 and August 9, 2012 – All day Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, Georgia Cooperative Curation Symposium and Workshop This two-day symposium and workshop hosted by the GALILEO Knowledge Repository project at the Georgia Institute of Technology will be held Wednesday, August 8-Thursday, August 9 at the Clough Commons, Georgia Tech Library in Atlanta, Georgia. · Find out how institutions use collaborative efforts to promote scholarly communication. · Learn what you should consider when embarking on a project to host an Institutional Repository. · Interact with your peers, share lessons learned, share your stories. · Learn about future trends from experts in the field. The conference includes a one-day symposium featuring case studies from four institutions relating their approaches to cooperative scholarly communication initiatives and a one-day workshop featuring concurrent technology and program management sessions on topics including governance, metasearching, repository hosting, digitization, outreach, among others. Keynote Speakers Dr. P. Toby Graham, Deputy University Librarian & Director, Digital Library of Georgia, University of Georgia Catherine Murray-Rust, Vice Provost for Learning Excellence and Dean of Libraries, Georgia Institute of Technology Tyler Walters, Dean of Libraries, Virginia Tech August 8, 2012 Symposium: Inter-institutional Approaches to Supporting Scholarly Communication Program Overview Case studies from four institutions relating their experiences in cooperative scholarly communication efforts and a moderated panel discussion on future trends, including opportunities, technologies, organizational/social, linked data and digital preservation. Speakers - Case Studies John Davison, Assistant Director, Digital Resource Commons Development, OhioLINK Marlee Givens, GKR Manager, Georgia Institute of Technology Justin Gonder, Account Manager, California eScholarship Mark McFarland, Director of TDL, Associate Director for Digital Initiatives, University of Texas Libraries Speakers – Future and Trends Moderator: Julie Speer, Associate Dean of Research and Informatics, Virginia Tech Robert McDonald, Associate Dean for Library Technologies and Digital Libraries, Indiana University Tyler Walters, Dean of University Libraries, Virginia Tech Katherine Skinner, Executive Director, Educopia Institute Other Speakers - TBD August 9, 2012 Workshop: Georgia's Approach to Statewide Repository Services Program Overview A one day workshop featuring concurrent Technology and Program Management sessions as well as sessions on Assessment and Lessons Learned. Management Track Topics Technology Track Topics • Governance/sustainability • Outreach • Copyright • Content Submission • Digitization • Preservation/ Server infrastructure • Harvesting/Mapping Tool • Metadata • Metasearching Registration Free registration is now open. Access the registration form here. Note: Workshop space (Day 2) is limited to 70. Travel Scholarships A limited number of travel scholarships are available. Interested applicants can apply here. Conference Hotel To register rooms with the special conference rate go to the Hampton Inn Cooperative Curation page. Contact the conference organizers at gkr@library.gatech with questions about the event. Check the conference website often for more information and for updates. Larry Hansard Technology & Systems Librarian Library and Information Center Georgia Institute of Technology 704 Cherry St Atlanta, Ga 30332 404-894-4585

3rd Annual Symposium on Open Access

I am writing to announce an upcoming symposium on May 21st, 2012 concerning the emerging landscape of research data management and strategies for ensuring that publicly funded research remain openly accessible to the public. The 3rd Annual Symposium on Open Access will be held at the University of North Texas in the Dallas area; early registration rates are available until the end of April. The keynote for this symposium will be Dr. Myron Gutmann, head of the NSF directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. Additional presenters will include: • Dr. José-Marie Griffiths (Provost of Bryant University and chair of the National Science Board Committee on Strategy and Budget Task Force on Data Policies, • Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier (Vice President of Research at the University of Oklahoma and co-founder of the NSF Science and Technology Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms) • Dr. Robert Hanisch (Director of the International Virtual Astronomy Observatory) • Brian E. C. Schottlaender (University Librarian at University of California, San Diego) • Sayeed Choudhury (Associate Dean for Research Data Management and Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center at the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University) • Allen Renear (Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign GSLIS) • Michael Hulsey (Immunocytometry Systems Group of Becton Dickinson Biosciences, the largest vendor of cytometry equipment in the world) For more information and to register, see website at or email Best regards, Martin Halbert, PhD, MLIS Dean of Libraries University of North Texas

CFP - Archiving the Arts symposium

Archiving the Arts symposium - Call for Submissions For a downloadable version of this announcement, please visit The Association of Moving Image Archivists Student Chapter at New York University and Independent Media Arts Preservation invite submissions for… Archiving the Arts: addressing preservation in the creative process. This symposium will explore the relationship between media artists and audiovisual archivists. Archiving the Arts allows for a dialogue that can enhance mutual understanding between both constituencies. By exposing these communities to best practices, working methods, and the technological and industrial realities faced by members of each group, we hope to foster a discussion, improve the current conditions, and widen awareness of preventative preservation for the long term. The combined problems of born-digital works and media obsolescence intensify the urgency of preemptive preservation practices. Film and video archivists know all too well the risks media artworks face. At the same time, artists face the same concerns—not just with completed works, with the raw materials of film, video, audio, digital objects—that are essential to their ongoing creative process. But often these two groups lack a common language and a way for their communities to interact and develop tools that serve all parties. Archivists don’t necessarily understand the creative process. Artists don’t always think about their work in terms of its preservation. Archiving the Arts promotes dialogue between working professionals, artists, students, and other interested parties whose goal is to prevent avoidable loss of creative works by integrating preservation strategies into moving image creation and production. The day-long symposium of panels, screenings, and workshops will tackle the practical, theoretical, and technical issues that affect the artist and the archivist. Working across disciplines will result in a dynamic conversation and create a deeper understanding of the importance of preventative preservation. Please see the Call for Papers below and join us on October 13th, 2012 during Archives Week in New York City. CALL FOR PAPERS -- ARCHIVING THE ARTS The AMIA (Association of Moving Image Archivists) Student Chapter at New York University invites presentation proposals for Archiving the Arts, to be held jointly with IMAP (Independent Media Arts Preservation) in New York City on Saturday, October 13th, 2012 as part of Archives Week organized by Archivists Roundtable of New York - Please submit a 250-word proposal to Kathryn Gronsbell at Priority will be given to submissions received by Friday, May 4, 2012. Papers, presentations, workshops, and posters are welcome on all issues concerning artists and audiovisual archivist. Possible topics include: Preventative Preservation How do we integrate preservation strategies into creation? What are the benefits? What are the disadvantages? Technically Speaking – creating & ingesting born-digital objects What are the technical issues/specs regarding metadata crawling, signal problems, and the application of preventative preservation in production? Temporal Art How does ephemeral art act as a counterargument to preservation? How do conservators work with artists who wish to intentionally destroy or abandon their own work? How do artists who restrict their work to a single format exist for posterity? From the Studio to the Archive How do artists' intentions affect collection development? Archive policies and practices? Growing an “Organic” Archive “Organic” archives are repositories that develop from the intentions and desires of the contributing artist(s). How are artists and archivists working (or not working) together to create this type of archival system? What is known about existing “Organic” archives and what methods can be used to expand their potential? Put Your Best Fail Forward Share your unique collection/archival challenges that were not resolved, and why. Artists – what attempts have you made to ensure the welfare of your work? What is the disconnect between theory and practice? Please forward this announcement to any interested parties concerned with creating or preserving media. -- Kathryn Gronsbell Moving Image Archiving & Preservation New York University President, AMIA Student Chapter at NYU

MLA Call for proposals

The Music Library Association’s Program Committee is pleased to announce its call for proposals for the 2013 MLA Annual Meeting in San Jose, California, February 27 – March 3, 2013! Proposals should be submitted through the online form: A separate call will go out for business meetings in May. Please use the program form for programmatic and poster sessions only. The deadline for submission is May 11, 2012.

Access 2012 Call for Proposals

Access 2012 Call for Proposals The theme for Access 2012 is discovery/découverte: We want to talk about new ways of doing things, how technology might encourage serendipity in the library and help our users get to the information they need. We want to talk about new ways of weaving together and providing access to information, resources and services. We want to talk about ways for the library to use technology to discover things about its communities and how they use their collections and services. We want to talk about discovering new roles for the library technology folks to play in their libraries, on their campuses and in their communities. We want to talk about dark discoveries, the spotting of cracks in the foundations, the sighting of monsters beyond the edge of the mapŠ We are now looking for submissions in the following areas: * Hackfest projects: Problems meet solutions during the full-day hackfest on October 18, 2012. Please submit a brief overview of the project you¹d like hacked/like to hack. * Ignite talks: Do you have something you want the rest of the community to discover? Prep a deck with 20 slides, and give yourself 5 minutes to tell your story, then wow us something new. Please submit a title for your talk, a brief overview of your talk, and let us know if you¹ve ever done an ignite/pecha kucha talk before. * Presentation ³classic style²: These are your traditional ³tell us about your awesome discovery² sessions, only now with a twist. We want the newest and freshest takes on getting things done. Please submit a title and an abstract (max 250 words) for your talk. All presentation submissions will be peer-reviewed by a panel of your colleagues. (The review will use a blind selection process.) All submissions should be sent to by April 30, 2012. Amy Buckland eScholarship, ePublishing & Digitization Coordinator McGill University Library 514.398.3059

Webinar - Access by Touch: Delivering Library Services Through Mobile Technologies

Title: Access by Touch: Delivering Library Services Through Mobile Technologies When: 9:00am – 4:30pm central, Friday, June 8, 2012 Where: Online – from the comfort of your office Website: From computers to the Internet, libraries have successfully met the challenge of adapting their services to changing technologies. Today's challenge is delivering services to smartphones, eBook readers, and tablets to users on the go who now view more content on mobile devices than desktop and laptop computers. CDs and DVDs are becoming passé, eBook sales outpace paper books, and users increasingly download music, movies, and books from iTunes and Kindle, storing their purchases in the Cloud. This online conference will address the technical issues related to pushing library content and services to mobile users. Topics to be addressed include selecting and creating eBooks, building mobile-friendly websites, selecting and developing apps for library users, and circulating library materials through mobile devices. Our list of speakers includes librarians, academics, and business trendsetters. Amigos members and non-members, join our online conversation and be a part of this informative, interactive June 8 event. It’s difficult to keep up with changes in mobile technologies, so spend time with us June 8th to bring yourself up to speed. Seating is limited and early bird registration ends May 25, 2012. Both individuals and groups are welcome. Recordings will be available to all registrants. To learn more and to register, visit the conference website at

FREE conference - Georgia

The Atlanta Area Bibliographic Instruction Group (AABIG) will host its 11th annual conference May 18, 2012 at the University of West Georgia. This year's theme is Innovation on a Dime. In this economic crunch, every library's budget is getting hit hard. This year, the conference will focus on the practical, nifty, and new ways librarians are using free and/or existing technology to teach information literacy and feature a variety of 20 and 45 minute panels and presentations. Registration for BIG is free. Coffee will be served in the morning, and attendees will be given ample time to visit historic downtown Carrollton for lunch on their own (or networking with colleagues). We look forward to seeing you! Please visit our website to see our program and register: Registration Deadline: May 11, 2012. Thank you, Jean Cook, AABIG

Live Webinars for May 2012

NEFLIN keeps a list of webinars at Take a look - there's something for everyone!

FREE Disaster Planning Webinar

***************************************** FREE Disaster Planning Webinar: NEDCC has posted its FREE 2-hour webinar on Disaster Planning on NEDCC’s home page in honor of MayDay 2012. To access, visit: ***************************************** Northeast Document Conservation Center Andover, MA Digital Directions - June 13-15, 2012 - Join Us in Boston! ******************************************

Internship - Louisville Slugger

This is a paid internship. This is a semester long internship beginning in August and continuing through December, providing great experience for the student. Intern applications are submitted online at: Curatorial Intern Position Purpose and Objectives Working under the supervision of the Exhibitions Director/Curator, the Museum Curatorial Intern will work primarily with the collections housed at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory (LSM&F). Essential Functions The primary project that the Curatorial Intern will be responsible for will be in assisting the Exhibitions Director/Curator in enhancing and improving the organizational system for the in-house collections at LSM&F. It is expected that by the end of the internship a more complete system will be in place to allow for a smoother transition of objects and images entering into the collection. Daily tasks include: Collections -Assist with the accessioning of objects into PastPerfect collections database -Centralize photographs into one complete and organized collection -Tagging of accessioned objects -Assist with the organization of the collection in existing storage areas. Exhibitions -Assist with gallery preparation for the upcoming temporary exhibitions -Condition reporting Other Perform other job related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required -Ideal candidate will have a Public History, Archival Management, Museum Studies, or Historic Preservation major or work towards a Master’s degree in Library Science. -Available to work 12-20 hours per week -Must have dependable transportation

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Internship - American Planning Association in Chicago

Taxonomy Intern for American Planning Association in Chicago 20 hours per week $16 per hour Approx. 12 weeks (June, July, August) Intern will assist the taxonomy manager and web editor with the following tasks: * Tagging priority website content in the metadata model. * Testing the Word template used by editors. * Reviewing metadata records for accuracy and completeness. * Troubleshooting XML issues. Qualifications: The successful intern will be a current student or recent graduate of a Bachelor's or Master's program in Library Science, Information/Computer Sciences, or another relevant field. Intern will also possess: fluency with metadata concepts, XML, and RDA; ability to work independently; attention to detail; and excellent writing and copyediting skills. Application process: Send resume, cover letter and list of 3 professional references to Rana Salzmann, In your cover letter, please explicitly address your past experience or education related to metadata, taxonomies, and database maintenance. Candidates selected for interview will also take a proofreading/copyediting test. _____________________________________________ Rana Salzmann, M.A., M.L.S. | Manager of Content Strategy American Planning Association 205 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60601 Phone | 312-786-6353 Fax | 312-786-6700