Thursday, September 27, 2012

FREE workshop - Accurate Elemental Nondestructive XRF

Hands-On Workshop: Accurate Elemental Nondestructive XRF November 5-6, 2012 Location: Gawain Weaver Art Conservation, San Anselmo, CA Free workshop includes: • Information about the physics of XRF (X-ray fluorescence) • Demonstrations showing how to apply this technique to elemental analysis of virtually anything • Analysis of YOUR samples • XRF instruments for hands-on learning X-ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy (XRF) is a nondestructive analytical technique used to determine the elements present in a sample. In museums XRF is being used more and more often in museums used to gather important information about an artifacts manufacture or history without the need to take a sample or change the artifact in any way. Museum applications of XRF include: Pigment identification on paintings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts Alloy composition of metal artifacts Identification of metal threads in textiles Identification of photographic processes, including image material, toners, and the presence of other distinguishing elements Archaeological artifacts Arsenic residues in taxidermy specimens Testing for the presence of pesticides in natural history collections Workshop Instructor: Dr. Bruce Kaiser, Chief Scientist, Bruker Elemental, Handheld XRF Bruce is an internationally-known expert and has taught in over 300 museums and universities worldwide. He has broad and deep technical knowledge of the challenges facing scientists, curators and conservators of very diverse collections and materials. For further info and a workshop schedule: There is limited space in this workshop. Please contact Gawain Weaver to apply for the workshop:

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

CFP - ACRL 2013

ACRL 2013: Cyber Zed Shed Call for Proposals Are you a tech savvy librarian using new technologies in innovative ways to help your students and faculty? Adapting existing technologies to reach user needs? Here is an opportunity to share your innovations with your colleagues, library administrators, and others at ACRL 2013 in Indianapolis. The Cyber Zed Shed Committee is looking for proposals that document technology-related innovations in every area of the library. Cyber Zed Shed presentations provide an opportunity to share ideas that can inspire your colleagues to incorporate a new technology in their library or find a new application for an existing technology to address new and old problems in various library environments: teaching in a classroom providing answers to questions from patrons acquiring, cataloging, processing or preserving materials providing other library services Cyber Zed Shed presentations are 20 minutes, with 15 minutes to present a demonstration, and five additional minutes for audience questions. Presentations should document technology-related innovations in academic and research libraries. A computer, data projector, screen, microphone, and stage will be provided. You will be responsible for bringing all other equipment required for your demonstration, except as agreed to in advance. We invite you to submit your most innovative proposals. Submissions are due by November 9, 2013 and may be submitted via the online form available in the Call for Participation. Questions should be directed to Margot Conahan at or call (312) 280-2522.

FREE webinars - Helping Libraries Thrive Today and Tomorrow

Credo Reference Online Seminar Series Helping Libraries Thrive Today and Tomorrow October 2012 - January 2013 Professional development certificates issued upon seminar completion We are excited to announce opening of registration for “Helping Libraries Thrive Today & Tomorrow," a series of free educational seminars covering a variety of topics such as information literacy, communication, social media, the embedded librarian, and more. Seminars typically last about an hour and are conveniently held online via live web conferencing software GoToWebinar. You can find abstracts, dates and registration links on the Libraries Thriving website:

Scholarship - Medical Library Association

Medical Library Association (MLA) Scholarship The MLA Scholarship provides up to $5,000 to a student who shows excellence in scholarship and potential for accomplishment in health sciences librarianship. The scholarship will be granted to a student who is entering a Masters’ program at an ALA-accredited library school or who has yet to finish at least one half of the program's requirements in the year following the granting of the scholarship. Applicants must be citizens of or have permanent residence in either the United States or Canada. The deadline for applications is December 1. See for the application and additional information. If you have questions, contact Sharon Leslie, AHIP, jury chair, at Note that this is an annual scholarship

Webinar: MARC and FRBR: Friends or Foes?

Webinar: MARC and FRBR: Friends or Foes? Date: October 10, 2012 Time: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) Event webpage: ========================================================================= ABOUT THE WEBINAR MARC and FRBR are among the best known acronyms in today's cataloging world. With the implementation of RDA by the US national libraries in the late winter/spring of 2013, and with other libraries already adopting the new cataloging code, a great deal of discussion is taking place about FRBR and whether it is implementable. In addition, the viability of the MARC format has been called into question. What is wrong with MARC, and what alternatives are there? Join NISO for presentations and Q&A relating to these two cataloging fundamentals. SPEAKERS / TOPICS . Whither or Wither MARC? The Challenges of 21st Century Data to a 20th Century Communications Format John Myers, Catalog Librarian at Union College's Schaffer Library Originally developed to assist in printing catalog cards, the MARC format is in its 45th year. Are today's (and tomorrow's) data needs and structures adequately served by this workhorse of most contemporary catalogers' experience? What possibly could displace this reliable feature of the bibliographic landscape? . FRBR at Fourteen: Will Its Time Ever Come? David Lindahl, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Executive Director of the eXtensible Catalog Organization, University of Rochester River Campus Libraries IFLA's Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records was published in 1998, and most library systems still have not implemented it. What is the likelihood that this data model will ever play an integral role in the design of library applications? This presentation will examine the future prospects for this data model in terms of its real impact upon libraries and library technology. REGISTRATION Registration is per site (access for one computer) and includes access to the online recorded archive of the webinar. Can't attend on the date/time of the webinar; register and you can view the recording at your convenience. Discounts are available for NISO and NASIG members and for students. NISO Library Standards Alliance members may attend this webinar free of charge (included in membership); contact your organization's NISO representative for information about participation. For more information and to register, visit the event webpage: Cynthia Hodgson Technical Editor / Consultant National Information Standards Organization 301-654-2512

Monday, September 24, 2012

CFP - MARAC workshops

The Meetings Coordinating Committee of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) is currently soliciting proposals for workshops at the Spring 2013 conference in Erie, Pennsylvania. Workshops will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2013. Workshops may be either a half-day or a full-day and may focus on any topic of interest to MARAC's constituency, for example: Appraisal, Arrangement & Description, Records Management, Donor Relations, Disaster Planning, Digitization, Electronic Records, and Reference. This year we are especially interested in workshops related to management topics and also digital/electronic records. Workshop leaders will be provided with a monetary stipend. Please complete the workshop proposal form, available through the MARAC website: (See Item #4) or directly here: Deadline has been extended to October 10, 2012. Interested parties may also specify a preference to be considered for the Fall 2013 conference. Thank you, Susan Kline - Lindsey Loeper - Workshop Coordinators

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Internship - Film

Premiere Pictures International is a producer and distributor of feature films, documentaries, TV shows, and stock footage, with several new projects in production. Our most recent production is being distributed by Lionsgate Films, and our shows have aired on The Disney Channel and HBO/Cinemax. This fall we are commencing an initiative to save, preserve and make available for viewing, study and commercial use a collection of more than 100 home movies of significant historic and cultural importance. Our offices are located very close to Civic Center in San Francisco. Working hand in hand with The Metro Center Foundation, a San Francisco-based non-profit dedicated to film, filmmakers and film preservation, with a trained professional film archivist directing the operations, the interns will learn how to handle 16mm and 8mm film materials, document them, create a database with descriptions, and then work through the entire restoration and preservation process with the material. We will create both digital and film duplicates, using state of the art laboratory techniques and digital restoration tools. We work with a number of major archives as partners in our projects, including The Academy Film Archives, UCLA Film and Television Archives, and other archives around the United States and throughout the world. We are searching for three exceptionally motivated interns for this project. This position is unpaid, but a cash stipend will be provided for travel and lunch. College credit may be possible. This is a real “hands-on” experience from which you can build a carreer. You will be working on real projects of great importance to film history. These are the skill sets you will acquire or enhance during this internship and some intriguing perks: •Inspecting, handling, repairing and cleaning original 35mm, 16mm, 8mm and Super 8mm film elements •Documenting elements in filemaker pro system, including provenance of materials and all pertinent information, stills and clips •Preparing materials to duplication at film laboratories, and/or scanning to Hi Definition digital media at local facilities or facilities in Los Angeles •Working with filmmakers who will create derivative works from the restored and preserved material •Creating your own derivative work from the material (If this interests you, you would have to arrange for days and hours separate from your internship commitment). Requirements for position: • Mac computer knowledge. Final Cut System experience would be a definite plus • Basic knowledge of film formats and handling • Experience or class work in moving image archiving • Ability to work on your own, and manage your projects • You must be Detail-oriented and neat, able to work within an establish system • Good Communication skills, both written and verbal English, additional languages always a plus. • On time, dependable and able to reach goals. Commitment a minimum of 3 months, 2 full days per week. Start time: 10AM. (longer term and more days definitely a plus if you can do it) This position can become a paid part-time or full-time position based upon results. We will be reviewing applications the week of October 2nd, and interviewing candidates in person the week of October 8th. The Internship begins October 15, 2012. To apply, please send a short e-mail as to why this internship is of interest to you and what special talents and abilities you can bring to the company. Please include your resume and current contact information. Put “Film Preservation Internship” in the subject line. E-mail to: **

Webinars - Canadian Library Association

The Canadian Library Association (CLA) has a new line-up of 5 webinars for 2012-13. Keep up-to-date on developments in the field with these interactive learning sessions. So what do you do – and why do I need you – exactly? Tips on Branding for Information Professionals Whether they like to think so or not, info pros have a brand, and the clients’ perception of that brand will influence their careers. In this session, Ulla traces the similarities and dissimilarities between well known consumer products’ and companies’ brands and ours, discussing the need to build a professional image consciously to foster client confidence in the quality and value of our services. Illustrating how seemingly superficial “signalers” send messages clients pick up on, Ulla provides a checklist of tips for selecting and supporting the brand we want to project. Date: Monday, October 15, 2012 Time: 2pm (ET) Speaker: Ulla de Stricker Becoming Indispensable: The Value Proposition Information professionals’ intercollegial story telling often involves variations of “SharePoint is perceived to be the solution to every information related challenge” or “everyone is expected to be a highly skilled researcher as a result of having any graduate degree”. It is increasingly challenging to demonstrate to employers and clients that we truly are worth our pay … but some techniques are worth considering. Ulla speaks to strategies info pros can use to create awareness – where it counts – about the value they add to the organizations where they work. Date: Monday, November 19, 2012 Time: 2pm (ET) Speaker: Ulla de Stricker How to Construct a Superb Résumé Come get the definitive word on what works, how to handle “tricky” information, ways to make the resume stand out visually, and the all-important advice on making an impact in the first 3 seconds a reader looks at the document. Date: Monday, January 21, 2013 Time: 7pm (ET) Speaker:Ulla de Stricker Cover Letters – Do They Do Us Justice? Ulla de Stricker will show information professionals how to turn their cover letters into effective sales instruments. Come see how “ineffective” cover letters – the standard ones you may be using right now? – get transformed into powerful sales tools. You will be amazed how stripping out weak verbiage and using confident language makes a difference! Date: Monday, February 11, 2013 Time: 7pm (ET) Speaker: Ulla de Stricker The Job Interview: Projecting Competence, Confidence, and Fit with Organizational Culture It’s one thing to produce a superb resume and expertly crafted cover letter. Going in for the “grilling” is quite another challenge. Fortunately, there is help. Ulla de Stricker distills her own experience and the best advice out there into a set of tips for convincing the potential employer you are the perfect candidate … and for diagnosing whether the employer’s culture is a good fit for you. Specific attention is paid to “difficult” questions and the professional way to respond to them. Date: Monday, February 25, 2013 Time: 7pm (ET) Speaker: Ulla de Stricker

Thursday, September 20, 2012

FREE webinars - Connecting to Collections Online

Heritage Preservation is pleased to announce the fall schedule of live chat events for the Connecting to Collections Online Community. Approximately a week before each of the below live chat events, information about the topic and links to related resources will be posted on the front page of the C2C Online Community. “Why Do Old Books Smell and Other Adventures with Odors in Collections” – Wednesday, September 26 at 2:00 pm Eastern with Tara Kennedy, Preservation Field Services Librarian, Yale University Library “Tour of the Canadian Conservation Institute’s Online Light Damage Calculator” – Wednesday, October 17 at 2:00 pm Eastern with Stefan Michalski, Senior Conservation Scientist, Preservation Services, Canadian Conservation Institute, Department of Canadian Heritage “Museums for America: Grants from IMLS: An Overview of the Program Including New Guidelines for 2013 ” – Wednesday, November 7 at 2:00 pm Eastern with Connie Bodner, Senior Program Officer, IMLS “Protecting Collections During Special Events” – Wednesday, November 28 at 2:00 pm Eastern with Barbara Heller, Director and Conservator of Special Projects, Detroit Institute of Arts Registration is not required to participate in these live chat events. Simply go to the C2C Online Community Meeting Room and provide your name and location. To view previous live chat events visit our archive here. Registered users of the C2C Online Community may also join the discussion on our group discussion forums. Registration is easy and can be done here. Stay tuned to the Community for new resources, events, and discussions. Heritage Preservation coordinates the C2C Online Community in cooperation with the American Association for State and Local History and with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Online class - How to Develop for Mobile Devices

Learn How to Develop for Mobile Devices in New Online Class Is your library looking to reach out to library patrons on their mobile devices? Want to learn how to develop a mobile web app? Join Jason Clark, Montana State University Libraries, and Chad Mairn, St. Petersburg College, FL, in this hands-on webinar to learn about mobile web development and get you started. Using the jQuery Mobile Framework By the end of 2012, it is expected that more than 80% of the world's population will have access to a smartphone. Your library users will assume that your library can be accessible from anywhere, any time, on any device. Now is the time to be ready! (Read more at

Conference of the American Society for Theatre Research and Theatre Library Association

The 2012 Annual Conference of the American Society for Theatre Research and Theatre Library Association will be taking place in Nashville, Tennessee, November 1-4, and registration is open now: TLA is sponsoring the following events: TLA Plenary - Saturday, November 3rd, 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM TLA at 75: Collecting the Future by Mediating the Past Theatre Library Association will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2012. To honor this milestone, we present a Plenary that will investigate and contextualize the role that performance documentation has played within the larger frame of performing arts history over the past 75 years. Franklin J. Hildy, University of Maryland - The Cultural Repository of Preserved Historic Theatres Marti LoMonaco, Fairfield University - Theatre and Public History Jennifer Roberts-Smith, University of Waterloo Kathryn Harvey, University of Guelph Teresa Dobson, University of British Columbia Sandra Gabriele, York University Omar Rodriguez-Arenas, University of Alberta Stan Ruecker, Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology Stéfan Sinclair, McGill University - Is There an Archivist in the Sim?: Literacy as Agency in a Post-Positivist, Mixed-Media, Virtual Theatre Archive TLA Working Session - Friday, November 2nd, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Digital Humanities and the Performing Arts The performing arts have had a long, distinguished tradition of practice, recently enhanced by creative use of emerging technologies. While Digital Humanities is currently a frequently discussed topic, how does this affect libraries, archives, museums, teaching and learning, and new scholarship in the performing arts? Nancy Friedland, Columbia University Doug Reside, New York Public Library Sara Zettervall, University of Minnesota Cecily Marcus, University of Minnesota TLA Tour - Friday, November 2nd, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Hatch Show Print Limited to 25 attendees. For the full conference schedule, visit:

Webinar: Demand-Driven Acquisition, Part 2

ALCTS webinar: Demand-Driven Acquisition, Part 2 Date: October 3, 2012 All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time. Part 1 will be held September 19, 2012. Description: A theoretical overview of how demand-driven acquisitions (DDA) would work as the primary means of building monographic collections and how that model would impact publishers/publishing, approval vendors, libraries, and end users. Includes an in-depth discussion of concerns and questions about the implications of DDA on the scholarly communication supply chain—publishers, approval vendors, libraries. How will DDA impact each group? How might DDA change publishing? Will approval vendors need to develop new business models? How will library collections be impacted? Who Should Attend? Anyone with an interest in learning more about demand driven (also called patron driven) acquisitions. Presenters: Michael Levine-Clark, Associate Dean for Scholarly Communications and Collection Services, University of Denver ; Barbara Kawecki, Senior Manager, Digital Sales, Western U.S., YBP Library Services ; Rebecca Seger, Institutional Sales Director, Oxford University Press. ***************** Single Webinar Registration Fees: $39 ALCTS Member; $49 Non-member; $39 International; $99 Group (a group of people that will watch it together). Check the ALCTS Web site for discount pricing for this two part series. For additional information and access to registrations links, please go to the following website:

Online Course: Cataloging for the Non-Cataloger

Online Course: Cataloging for the Non-Cataloger Instructor: Melissa Adler Dates: Oct. 1 - Oct.. 28, 2012 Credits: 1.5 CEUs Cost: $175 Are you a librarian who has suddenly been given the responsibility of cataloging for your library, but you know little to nothing about how to do it? Or do you feel that a quick course on cataloging will simply make you a better librarian? This four-week course will introduce the tools of the trade, including descriptive cataloging (AACR2 and RDA), subject cataloging (classification and subject headings), and an introduction to Machine Readable Cataloging (MARC). The course promises to provide practical, hands-on training for non-catalogers, including short-cuts and sample workflows and guides to make the job of cataloging easier. Upon completion, you may want to follow this course with the subsequently offered courses on FRBR and RDA. Melissa Adler holds a PhD in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin Madison. She has seven years of working academic library experience, primarily in the realm of cataloging. She is also a regular cataloging instructor for the UW-Madison department of Continuing Education. Her work deals with classifications in knowledge production. She is particularly interested in how classifications discipline sexual minorities and other marginalized identities and communities. Library Juice Academy

CFP - Journal of Learning Spaces

Journal of Learning Spaces is now accepting submissions for Volume 2, issue 1. The Journal of Learning Spaces provides a scholarly, multidisciplinary forum for research articles, case studies, book reviews, and position pieces related to all aspects of learning space design, operation, pedagogy, and assessment. Submissions should focus primarily on learning spaces and their impact on or relationship to teaching and learning. Please visit our Focus and Scope page for more information. All submissions are due on or before November 4, 2012. All submissions must be: · Original, unpublished works not under consideration for publication elsewhere. · Written in English. · Formatted and referenced using the most current APA Style. · Submitted as MS Word, RTF, or Acrobat PDF documents. · Submitted through the Journal home page. To submit, you must first login or register as an Author with the Journal, then follow the link and steps to Start A New Submission. Types of submissions sought: Research manuscripts. Peer-reviewed. 4,000-7,000 words, including bibliography. Research manuscripts present and describe original, primary research (broadly defined) on topics of current importance that may impact learning space research and practice in higher education. Manuscripts provide clear and complete methodology and include all necessary figures, tables, and illustrations. See additional formatting requirements below. Registered Journal of Learning Spaces readers are free to post comments and questions to these submissions. Case studies. Peer-reviewed. 3,000-5,000 words. Case studies describe mature projects and programs that describe or demonstrate innovative, instructive learning space designs, programs, or practices in higher education. Case studies dealing with pedagogy, assessment, or unique partnerships and collaborations will receive greatest preference. Registered Journal of Learning Spaces readers are free to post comments and questions to these submissions. Position pieces. Peer-reviewed. 2,000-4,000 words, including bibliography. Position pieces are essays intended to inform readers of, or to stimulate discussion about, significant issues in current learning space research and practices in higher education. Position pieces may be primary or secondary research and will provide complete references. Registered Journal of Learning Spaces readers are free to post comments and questions to these submissions. Field Reports. 1,000-2,000 words. Field Reports are thoughtful summaries of recent conferences, meetings, colloquium, etc. on topics relevant to learning space research and design. Submissions should present the ideas and insights generated during the event being reported, rather than simply detailing the topics covered. Field Reports should underscore the value or importance of the ideas being summarized to the readership. Registered Journal of Learning Spaces readers are free to post comments and questions to these submissions. Book reviews. 300-500 words. Book reviews provide concise summaries and evaluations of current (published within the last 12 months) books related to learning space research or practices in higher education. Book review authors select and procure books to review, based on their professional view of the book's real or potential impact and relevance to current research and practice. Authors are encouraged to cite other notable books related to the one being reviewed. Registered Journal of Learning Spaces readers are free to post comments and questions to these submissions. Learning Space Spotlight. 300-500 words. Spotlight submissions highlight innovative learning spaces in higher education -- formal or informal, physical or virtual. These brief profiles describe a space's vision, key features, technologies, staffing, and innovative features or uses. Photos, floor plans, and links to related media are highly encouraged. Registered Journal of Learning Spaces readers are free to post comments and questions to these submissions. -- Kathryn Crowe Associate Dean for Public Services University Libraries University of North Carolina at Greensboro Box 26170 Greensboro, NC 27402-6170 336-334-3418 Editor, Journal of Learning Spaces ISSN: 21586195


FUNDRAISING FOR PRESERVATION & CONSERVATION Through thoughtful planning and effective grant writing, your organization can be competitive in the race for public and private funding to preserve cultural collections. This workshop will examine the planning process that funders want to see in place and the elements of a successful grant proposal. With examples drawn from success stories at museums, historic sites, libraries, and archives, program participants will gain an understanding of how to effectively develop and implement a funding strategy to raise money for their collections. Dates/Locations: November 7, 2012 - Frank & Sylvia Pasquerilla Heritage Discovery Center, Johnstown November 8, 2012 - Pennsylvania Military Museum, Boalsburg Speaker: Ingrid Bogel, Executive Director, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts Lee Price, Director of Development, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts Registration Fee: $25 per person in Pennsylvania institutions $75 per person in out-of-state institutions Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 How to register? Registration, secure credit card payment, and additional program information are available at Can't make it to Johnstown or Boalsburg? This program will also be offered in: Allentown December 11, 2012 Scranton December 12, 2012 Philadelphia January 8, 2013 York January 10, 2013 Erie May 21, 2013 Pittsburgh May 22, 2013 Questions? Call CCAHA at 215.545.0613, or email us at Fundraising for Preservation & Conservation is part of Save Pennsylvania's Past, a statewide effort to preserve the millions of objects and historic artifacts that shape the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's history and define our nation. Now in its second year, this two-year initiative is preparing staff to address the challenges threatening Pennsylvania's world-class collections through training programs and online resources. Save Pennsylvania's Past is an initiative led by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, PA Museums, and LYRASIS. The project is supported by an Institute of Museum and Library Services Connecting to Collections Statewide Implementation Grant, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the Arthur Ross Foundation, Inc. The following program is also coming to Johnstown & Boalsburg: PROTECTING COLLECTIONS: DISASTER PREVENTION, PLANNING, & RESPONSE - MARCH 2013 This two-part program will guide participants in risk mitigation, emergency planning and preparedness, response, and recovery. About CCAHA The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) is the country's largest nonprofit conservation facility serving cultural, research and educational institutions, as well as individuals and private organizations. CCAHA's mission is to provide expertise and leadership in the preservation of the world's cultural heritage. CCAHA specializes in the treatment of works of art on paper, such as drawings, prints, maps, posters, historic wallpaper, photographs, rare books, scrapbooks, and manuscripts, along with related materials like parchment and papyrus. CCAHA also offers digital imaging services, on-site consultations, educational programs, fellowships, and emergency conservation services. For information on additional educational opportunities, visit or find us on Facebook. KIMBERLY MAGYAR Preservation Services Assistant 264 S. 23RD STREET PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103 t 215.545.0613 f 215.735.9313 e KMAGYAR@CCAHA.ORG

FREE webinar - From Content Consumers to Content Creators

From Content Consumers to Content Creators Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012, 11:00 a.m. Pacific Register for this free webinar: Thinking about how to empower your community members to create digital content? Libraries help community members access all types of digital content – from online job ads to the latest YouTube video meme. In addition to helping people access digital content, many libraries are also helping community members create digital content. When a library makes video and/or audio recording and editing equipment and software available, they are providing community members with an opportunity to gain new skills and to have a voice in the online world. On Tuesday, September 25th, we’ll have the opportunity to learn about a successful library digital content project from Donna Feddern, Digital Services Manager, Escondido Public Library. Through their LibraryYOU project, they are collecting and sharing local knowledge through videos and podcasts. This webinar is the second in a series of webinars exploring the Edge Initiative Benchmarks. This webinar is based on the Benchmark 2. Please contact with accessibility requests 72 hours before the event.

CFP - Society of California Archivists

The Society of California Archivists Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held April 11-13 in Berkeley, California. Now is the time to submit session proposals! The deadline is Friday, October 19, 2012. (That’s two weeks after the SAA proposal deadline: feel free of consider SCA a “premier performance” of content you are also proposing to SAA!) A proposal form is available on the SCA website: The Program Committee hopes to build a theme around archival practice, research, and teaching in an online world. While proposals are welcome on any archival topic, please consider addressing this theme. Some starting points for consideration are appended below. If you have any questions, or ideas to discuss, please don't hesitate to contact Program Chair James Eason ( Help us make this an interesting and stimulating conference! ******************************************************************* Inspiration: • With mass digitization, online primary sources have moved beyond curated online exhibits. Internet users can now access census data, complete series of personal papers, entire photograph collections, historical publications, city directories, etc. • 2012 is the first year at UC Berkeley that the large undergraduate course "History 7B", traditionally a source of many primary source users in special collections, generated *no* in-library use. Online resources were preferred. • Sites like are making voluminous records available online to members -- and achieving broad popular appeal evident in TV shows such as "Who Do You Think You Are?" • As speaker John Voss observed at SAA 2012, new technology and the interactive nature of the web allows users to "build community around history" in ways we have not envisioned. • Increasing resources are being directed to online "cultural heritage" efforts, such as the Digital Public Library of America. Sessions proposals might address: • Current trends in research and the influence of online resources. • Teaching with primary sources: learning objectives and the pros and cons of students’ use of online resources instead of original materials. Collaborations between archivists and faculty. • Popular (or scholarly) perception of the "historical record": is it skewed by an impression that it is all online? • Reference services: Has the reference archivist's focus evolved from inward-looking expertise in local collections to more comprehensive global information-seeking? Is archives reference moving closer to library reference? Is online access increasing or decreasing public service demand? • Digitization partnerships with private online content providers such as, Corbis, Internet Archive, Google, or others. • "Bang for buck" in selecting resources to digitize: what records are most sought-after by online researchers? By vendors? • Who are online users, and how might their identity and interests affect our archival mission? • Representation & diversity: what historical narratives are we exposing or obscuring by selecting material to digitize? How might this relate to past archival collecting and documentation practices? • Processing for digitization: how does an end goal of online access change practice when arranging and describing? • "Value added" through community engagement with online resources: interactive archives, crowdsourcing, user feedback, linked data, etc. • Outreach & development opportunities: leveraging broad popular engagement with archival resources. • New priorities and traditional mission: is the push for online access endangering our ability to fulfill our core responsibilities? • The future of access to born-digital archival materials, and the role of the archivist in appraisal, arrangement, preservation, ensuring authenticity, and (mediating?) access.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Workshops - New England Archivists

*Proactive Archivists Moving our Profession Forward* New England Archivists Fall 2012 Meeting November 2-3, 2012 Simmons College, Boston, MA The fall 2012 meeting of New England Archivists will be held November 2-3, 2012, on the campus of Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. The general theme, Proactive Archivists, points to the need to move in fresh directions and try new approaches to make progress in our careers and our institutions. *REGISTER ONLINE or PRINT OUT REGISTRATION AND MAIL by visiting the NEA meeting web page:* Workshop Offerings: - SAA-DAS Achieving Email Account Preservation with XML - Introduction to Records Management - Marketing Your Archives: Get the Word Out! Sessions will Feature: - Grant Writing for the 99% - Creating Your Career: Alternatives to Traditional Employment - Swimming with the Tide of Electronic Records See Full Schedule at a Glance: For more information, please contact Jason Wood at, Jessica Steytler at, or Beth Carroll-Horrocks at

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Call for Session Proposals - Best Practices Exchange

Call for Session Proposals !!! Best Practices Exchange (BPE) 2012 The 7th annual Best Practices Exchange (BPE) will be held in Annapolis, Maryland at the Lowes, December 4-6, 2012. The BPE is a conference that focuses on the management of digital information in state government and libraries. It brings together practitioners to discuss their real-world experiences, including best practices and lessons learned. Following the format of past Best Practices Exchanges we encourage you, the attendees, to present your projects and experiences, successes, failures and lessons learned. Please visit our website for registration and hotel information: The web site also has a link to our session proposal form. If you are interested in presenting, we have developed a pdf form for suggesting a session proposal. Please return the form to The deadline for proposal suggestions is October 12. If you have any questions, please call Tim Baker at 410 260 6402. *********************************** Timothy D. Baker Deputy State Archivist 350 Rowe Boulevard Annapolis MD 21401 410 260 6402

FREE webinars - ALA

Makerspaces: A New Wave of Library Service Learn from the Innovators! Makerspaces are taking hold in the library world and they are spreading quickly, popping up in libraries of all types and sizes. Makerspaces give people a place to pursue their own interests in building things, using tools (physical or virtual) and connecting with one another. makerLibraries have expanded on traditional library services to provide DIY/craft/make services, setting up spaces within their buildings and within their communities that allow people to do anything from building model airplanes to 3-D printing to self-publishing novels. Learn what makerspaces are and how they work from librarians who are on the cutting edge of this movement by attending our upcoming series of free webinars. Each webinar will feature a panel of staff, administrators, and patrons from one of the libraries that have implemented a makerspace. They’ll talk about how their makerspace concept began, how it was designed and how it was implemented. You’ll learn about the maker movement in general, the role libraries are playing specifically, and get ideas about how you can get involved and start a makerspace in your library! Reserve your seat today! Monday, October 15, 2pm Eastern: Westport (CT) Public Library Monday, November 19, 2012, 2pm Eastern:Cleveland Public Library Monday, December 3, 2012, 2pm Eastern: Detroit Public Library Monday, January 7, 2013, 2pm Eastern:Carnegie Library (Pittsburgh, PA) register

Monday, September 17, 2012

CFP - Archives Association of Ontario

The Archives Association of Ontario is pleased to announce its Call for Papers for the 2013 Annual Conference to be held 29-31 May 2013 in Ottawa, Canada's National Capital: Is the Medium Really the Message?: Digital v Traditional Formats, Should You, When Could You, and Why on Earth Would You? Proposals are invited for examinations of the general topic - which is better for you, traditional media or digital, electronic or paper (or film, or photographs, or maps, or even clay tablets, etc.)? In a time of increased calls to deal with digital records, let us examine the issue in all of its variants Should you digitise? When could you digitise? Why would you digitise? How would you manage digital archival resources? What are the factors you should be considering before undertaking any shift into the digital realm? Potential subjects for consideration for presentation include: Cost benefit analysis: Do the benefits of digital access outweigh the costs of acquiring and maintaining a digital collection? Data migration - problems and possible solutions Wider distribution (accessibility) of locally-held records Tapping into web-based resources / providing for internet research: Keeping up with your audience and their expectations Is it better to maintain an analog version: Digitize and/or destroy - what should you be doing? Uses and utility of social media as an archival record ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Come join us in historic Ottawa, visit the beautiful Rideau Canal, travel across the Ottawa River into Qu?bec to experience la belle province, have a Beavertail at Hookers in the Market (something at least one American president has done), view the Houses of Parliament, including the wonderful Library of Parliament, and generally enjoy yourself in Canada's National Capital. Proposals are invited in the form of complete sessions or individual presentations, and may be sent to: Daniel German Program Chair AAO2013 The due date of applications/submissions is 31 October 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

CFP - Library titles

Pre-School through Teen Library Outreach Book Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc. Co-editor: Kerol Harrod, Denton Public Library, Denton, Texas; Marketing Your Library: Tips and Tools That Work, McFarland & Company, 2012 Co-editor: Carol Smallwood, The Frugal Librarian: Thriving in Tough Economic Times; and Library Management Tips That Work, both 2011 ALA Editions Chapters sought for an anthology by U.S. practicing academic, public, school, special librarians, LIS faculty, sharing practical how-to chapters on: creative outreach activities that work and are fun for staff, children, parents, and teachers. With budget and staff cuts, changes in technology, and security concerns in an increasingly diverse society, librarians more than ever need successful, inexpensive outreach to young patrons-their future library supporters. Knowing what programs work saves time, effort, and resources for librarians. Creative methods are needed to use in various types of libraries. Concise, how-to chapters 3,000-3,500 words using bullets, headings, based on experience. No previously published or simultaneously submitted material. One or two authors; one complimentary copy per chapter as compensation, discounts on additional copies. Please paste proposed titles of 2-3 topics each briefly described by September 30, 2012 with biography sketch(s); place YOUTH/Last Name on the subject line to Carol: How to STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education in Libraries Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press Carol Smallwood, educator, librarian; co-editor Preserving Local Writers, Genealogy, Photographs, Newspapers and Related Materials, (Scarecrow Press 2012); editor Pre- & Post-Retirement Tips for Librarians, (ALA Editions, 2012); co-editor How to Thrive as a Solo Librarian, (Scarecrow Press, 2012) Vera Gubnitskaia, Orange County Library System librarian, Orlando, Florida; co-editor: Continuing Education for Librarians: Workshops, Conferences, College, and Other Ways (McFarland, forthcoming); co-editor Marketing Your Library: Tips and Tools That Work, (McFarland & Company, 2012) During the past few years, groups like the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, and Center for Education, have been placing great emphasis on the significance of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education. The curricula has been revised in many institutions and school districts across the country. Chapters sought for an anthology by practicing academic, public, school, special librarians, LIS faculty in the United States, Canada, and others sharing practical how-to chapters on: grant writing, community partnerships, outreach, research, and programming activities. Creative methods are sought that apply to various types of libraries and job positions. Concise, how-to chapters words based on experience to help colleagues. Your nuts and bolts article should total 3000-3500 words. 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, each briefly described separately by September 30, 2012 with short biography sketch(s); place STEM/Last Name on the subject line to:

CFP - Archiving Conference

IS&T is pleased to announce the 10th Archiving Conference which will be held April 2-5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The deadline for submitting presentation abstracts is November 15, 2012. A PDF of the Call for Papers can be found at The annual event presents the latest research results on archiving, provides a forum to explore new strategies and policies, and reports on successful projects that can serve as benchmarks in this exciting field. Archiving 2013 is a blend of invited focal papers, keynote talks, and refereed oral and interactive display presentations. It brings together attendees from around the world represent industry, academia, governments, and cultural heritage institutions. Proposed program topics include: Preservation of Digital Assets Storage technologies: novel approaches, monitoring, and reliability Migration strategies Preservation of social media content Intellectual property, rights management, and legal aspects Standards and guidelines Innovative projects and activities Technical Processes and Workflows Digital imaging technologies Metadata generation, searching, and indexing Quality management, certification, and efficiency File formats for digital archiving Color management in capture and display Development of software and tools Digital Curation Prioritizing collections for digital archiving Cost models and benefit of preservation Digital forensics and data recovery Curation of scientific research data Strategies for databases and multidimensional data Automated review of restricted information Please feel free to contact me with any questions. We would be pleased to see you in Washington, DC for the conference. Best regards, Diana Gonzalez IS&T Conference Program Manager 703/642-9090 x 106

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Digitization for Small Institutions (Live Online) Participants will work with the instructor to answer a series of questions designed to help them start a digitization program. The class is based on a series of units: Getting Started; Digital Capture and Quality Control; Hardware, Software, Metadata, and Web Interface decisions; Practical Planning Decisions: In-house or Outsourced? Staffing and Budgeting; and Collaborative Digitization. Date: Tuesday & Wednesday, September 25 & 26, 2012 Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm (EST) Fee: Early Bird Discount! $170 for members and non-members Seats are available! Visit us online for more information and to register! Introduction to Dublin Core Metadata (Live Online) This two-hour online class will help you lay some of the basic groundwork needed to implement Dublin Core metadata in your institution. For those familiar with MARC or other cataloging schema we will discuss how Dublin Core can be integrated into your workflow. Date: Thursday, September 27, 2012 Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm (EST) Fee: Early Bird Discount! $120 for members and non-members Seats are available! Visit us online for more information and to register!
Please join us for the fifth Museums & Mobile Online Conference on October 23, 2012. Interact online with colleagues working in mobile interpretation from around the globe and walk away with practical knowledge you can immediately put to use. Registration is now open and early-bird rates are available until September 28th. Our exciting lineup includes engaging and interactive case studies looking at the planning and development of a new generation of mobile tools and experiences brought to you by experts from a wide range of cultural institutions, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Museum of the American Indian, Cleveland Museum of Art, Royal Ontario Museum, British Museum and the Tate. Explore the use of augmented reality technologies within a museum context. Learn how museums have moved beyond the traditional mobile ‘tour’ model. Review projects that generate meaningful social sharing with visitors in mobile. Our conference keynote, Amy Heibel, Associate VP of Technology, Web & Digital Media at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, will share key strategy and decision-making processes that have resulted in one of the most innovative portfolios of mobile experiences in the museum world. A session not to be missed. Digital badges will again be part of our conference so you can translate what you learn into a powerful tool for your career development. More to follow on this front! We invite you to register now for the Museums & Mobile V Online Conference - before early-bird registration ends on September 28th. Our mailing address is: LearningTimes 450 Seventh Avenue Suite 1106 New York, NY 10123

Online workshops - Library Juice Library Juice Academy offers a range of online professional development workshops for librarians, with classes starting October 1st. These workshops earn Continuing Education Units, and are intended as professional development activities primarily for academic librarians. A partial schedule of workshops is below. Watch this page as we continue to add courses. We are currently accepting enrollments in the courses listed below. October 2012 Cataloging for the Non-Cataloger Instructor: Melissa Adler | Credits: 1.5 CEUs | Cost: $175 Considering an Open Source ILS Instructor: BWS Johnson | Credits: 1.5 CEUs | Cost: $175 Do-It-Yourself Usability Testing Instructor: Rebecca Blakiston | Credits: 0.75 CEUs | Cost: $90 Participatory Culture in the Library: Community-Driven Collecting, Cataloging, and Curating Instructor: Margaret Heller | Credits: 0.75 CEUs | Cost: $90 November 2012 Changing Lives, Changing the World: Information Literacy and Critical Pedagogy Instructor: Maria T. Accardi | Credits: 1.5 CEUs | Cost: $175 Advocacy for Librarians Instructor: Alison Lewis | Credits: 1.5 CEUs | Cost: $175 Exploring Fair Use Instructor: Rachel Bridgewater | Credits: 1.5 CEUs | Cost: $175 Online Instruction Instructor: John Doherty | Credits: 1.5 CEUs | Cost: $175 So Now I Am an Archivist, Too?! Introduction to Archives Administration and Management Instructor: Christine D'Arpa | Credits: 1.5 CEUs | Cost: $175 Introduction to FRBR Instructor: Melissa Adler | Credits: 0.75 CEUs | Cost: $90 Introduction to Health Science Librarianship Instructor: Courtney Mlinar | Credits: 0.75 CEUs | Cost: $90 Consumer Health Information Instructor: Courtney Mlinar | Credits: 0.75 CEUs | Cost: $90 December 2012 Introduction to RDA Instructor: Melissa Adler | Credits: 1.5 CEUs | Cost: $175 Alternative Literature in Libraries Instructor: Rory Litwin | Credits: 1.5 CEUs | Cost: $175 The Mechanics of Metadata Instructor: Grace Agnew | Credits: 1.5 CEUs | Cost: $175 Game-Based Learning in Library Instruction Instructor: Scott Rice | Credits: 1.5 CEUs | Cost: $175 Introduction to XML Instructor: Robert Chavez | Credits: 1.5 CEUs | Cost $175 Embedded Librarianship Instructor: Courtney Mlinar | Credits: 1.5 CEUs | Cost $175 January 2013 Diversity Plans for Academic Libraries Instructor: Julie Biando Edwards | Credits: 1.5 CEUs | Cost: $175 Introduction to the Semantic Web Instructor: Robert Chavez | Credits: 1.5 CEUs | Cost $175 Introduction to Drupal for Libraries Instructor: Cody Hennesy | Credits: 1.5 CEUs | Cost: $175 February 2013 Representing Geographic Information with Map Mashups Instructor: Olga Buchel | Credits: 1.5 CEUs | Cost: $175 Alternative Health Resources for Librarians Instructor: Candise Branum | Credits: 0.75 CEUs | Cost: $90 March 2013 Patent Searching Instructor: Martin Wallace | Credits: 1.5 CEUs | Cost: $175 Team-Based Work Structures and Productivity Instructor: Aliqae Geraci | Credits: 0.75 CEUs | Cost: $90 Working Faster, Working Smarter: Productivity Strategies for Librarians Instructor: Emily Drabinski | Credits: 0.75 CEUs | Cost: $90 Library Juice Academy - PO Box 25322, Los Angeles, CA Tel. 218-260-6115

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Online class - Exploring Access and Privacy Legal Issues for Archivists, Librarians, and Information Professionals

Upcoming online course at the SOIS Professional Development Institute : Exploring Access and Privacy Legal Issues for Archivists, Librarians, and Information Professionals September 24 - November 2 *Description*: Instructor Menzi Behrnd-Klodt will provide an in-depth course to access and privacy legal issues encountered by today's archivists, librarians, and curators. Taught by an archivist and attorney with extensive experience in both fields, the course will examine some of the most perplexing and vexing issues for archivists today -- how to balance and provide open access with preserving personal privacy, including the privacy of unknowing third parties represented in archival collections. Through a variety of readings, participants will be explore these challenging issues, share their own experiences and then address some of these issues through case studies. This course will provide useful information to new and experienced professionals in public and private archives, libraries, special collections, and museums. */Menzi L Behrnd-Klodt/* Menzi is an archivist, attorney, and consultant, currently serving as consultant, Klodt and Associates, general counsel of Xyte, Inc., and counsel with American Girl. Menzi has extensive experience both in archives and the law. Her legal practice focuses on intellectual property, contracts, and licensing and her archival experience focuses on corporate, business, and organizational archives, as well as cultural and personal papers and records. Menzi has worked as an archivist at Wisconsin Historical Society, CUNA Mutual Insurance Group, and Circus World Museum, and as a consultant to museums, cultural centers, schools, and agencies in Hawaii. She is vice president of the Midwest Archives Conference and frequently speaks and teaches at meetings and workshops of Society of American Archivists and other professional groups on legal issues for archivists. Menzi co-edited, with Peter J. Wosh, Privacy and Confidentiality Perspectives: Archivists and Archival Records (2005), and Navigating Legal Issues in Archives (2008), both published by the Society of American Archivists.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Workshops - Preservation

NEDCC's Fall 2012 Preservation Workshops Full-day, in-person workshops that can help you care for both your physical and digital collections. October 17 NEW Workshop! WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR? Presentation and Use of Digital Collections October 18 NEW Workshop! SUSTAINING DIGITAL COLLECTIONS Digital Curation and Preservation October 23 BASIC PAPER REPAIR October 24 IDENTIFICATION AND CARE OF PRINTS October 25 INTERMEDIATE BOOK REPAIR Hours: 9 AM - 3:30 PM Cost: $150 ($130 early-bird registration) Location: Workshops are held at NEDCC, 100 Brickstone Square, 4th fl, Andover, MA. For Complete Information and to Register Online, Visit NEDCC's Training Calendar Check out NEDCC's Fall Webinars too!

Call for Proposals: Museums and the Web 2013

The MW2013 Program Committee is now accepting proposals for participation in the conference program for Museums and the Web 2013, 17-20 April 2013 at the Marriott Downtown Waterfront, Portland, Oregon The MW program is built from the ground up, based on your suggestions for sessions, papers and presentations. Proposals are encouraged on any topic related to museums creating, facilitating, delivering or participating in culture, science and heritage through networked technologies – wherever the network may reach. The MW Conference Program is selected through peer-review by an international Program Committee. Submit your proposal online through September 30, 2012: Museums and the Web is an annual conference featuring advanced research and exemplary applications of digital practice for cultural, natural and scientific heritage. Formed by leading professionals from around the world, our community has been meeting since 1997. The products of our meetings and conversations – the MW proceedings, Best of the Web archives and discussion Forum – are an unparalleled resource for museum workers, technologists, students and researchers that grows every year. MW offers a range of professional learning opportunities, from plenary sessions to un-conference sessions, from formal papers to informal networking, from museum project demonstrations to commercial exhibits, from professional debates to lightning talks, from how-to sessions to crit rooms and the Best of the Web awards. Prior to the conference, there are full-day and half-day workshops and a day of pre-conference tours. Read more at

FREE webinar - Connecting Library Patrons with Legal Information

9/27/2012 Noon - 1:00 (CT) Connecting Library Patrons with Legal Information: Key Resources (Pro Bono Net ) With so much misinformation online, helping patrons find up to date, credible sources of legal self-help information and forms can be challenging. This webinar will provide an overview of online legal information and self-help tools developed by the nonprofit legal aid community, including a national network of statewide legal information portals, many of which have content available in languages other than English. Presenters will also highlight resources available through many courts, law libraries and key federal resources, including online consumer protection resources.

FREE webinar - From print to digital: the online evolution of the scholarly edition and its impact on the academic community

9/26/2012 Noon - 1:00 (CT) From print to digital: the online evolution of the scholarly edition and its impact on the academic community (Library Journal) 2012 sees the launch of a major new publishing initiative from Oxford University Press – Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO) –an interlinked collection of authoritative Oxford editions of major works from the humanities, being made available online for the first time. The launch content, consisting of the complete text of more than 170 scholarly editions of material written between 1485 and 1660, constitutes the cornerstone of research in the fields of English Literature, as well as Philosophy, History, and Religion. The launch of OSEO and the movement of Scholarly Editions into the digital realm will generate new ideas, research journeys and expectations for scholars, students, and librarians and this webinar provides the perspectives of two key voices involved in the project on the impact this will have on librarians and the academic community.

FREE webinar - Reeling in Reluctant Readers

9/25/2012 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT) Reeling in Reluctant Readers (Booklist) Teachers and librarians are always looking for new ways to connect with children and teens categorized as “reluctant readers.” In this free, hour-long webinar a reading specialist and literacy coach—along with representatives from Orca Book Publishers and Saddleback Educational Publishing—will discuss strategies and resources effective in reaching struggling readers ages 10 and up, as well as present books that combine high-interest topics with accessible writing. Also hear about new releases and best-selling series from Saddleback Educational Publishing and Orca Book Publishers. Moderated by Books for Youth associate editor Ann Kelley.

FREE webinar - Copyright Law and Fair Use for Librarians

9/20/2012 10:30 - 11: 30 a.m. (CT) Copyright Law and Fair Use for Librarians (Wyoming State Library) Join Karen Kitchens, Intellectual Property Librarian at the Wyoming State Library, for a basic overview of copyright law and fair use as it applies to librarians. Learn to be more confident when providing copyright advice to patrons, students and teachers!

FREE webinar - Circulating Ideas: Creating a Personal Learning Network for Librarians

9/19/2012 2:15 - 3:15 p.m. (CT) Circulating Ideas: Creating a Personal Learning Network for Librarians (Georgia Library Association) The field of librarianship is evolving at a rapidly-increasing pace, making it more important than ever to keep up with new ideas and trends. A Personal Learning Network (PLN) is one of the best ways to stay on top of new developments. Join Steve Thomas as he talks about what a PLN is and explores ways you can create and curate your own PLN to increase your professional knowledge base and connect with your peers.

FREE webinar - 23 Things: The Next Generation

9/19/2012 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT) 23 Things: The Next Generation (Georgia Library Association) The 23 Things concept is familiar to most of us in the library world. Some have tried it out, some have tried a version of it, still have doubts about whether it works, and some think it's over. Well, I'm here to tell you, it's still going strong! Nebraska's state-wide lifelong learning program, Nebraska Learns 2.0 ( ), started as a 16 week program in 2008-2009. The original program was so popular it has continued as an ongoing program, with one new Thing offered each month since April 2009. Starting in February 2012, a BookThing was added to the program. Program organizer Christa Burns will talk about the process the organizers have laid out over the past few years, how they've responded to participant feedback, and how the program became what it is today. She will also show other current examples of self-directed online learning programs, such as Boston Public Library's Learning for Life Online and the UK-based 23 Things for Professional Development.

Workshop - Grant Proposal Writing

Grant Proposal Writing #1346 Details Mon, Oct 29, 2012 Frankfort, KY Early-Bird Registration Deadline: September 29, 2012 Co-Sponsor: Kentucky State Historical Records Advisory Board (KSHRAB) Lodging & Travel Information Hampton Inn Frankfort 1310 US 127 South Frankfort, KY40601 Additional details Workshop Fees Registration Type Fees: Early-Bird / Regular KSHRAB Scholarship Provide registration scholarships for archivists, records managers, librarians, or information professionals living or working in Kentucky to attend this workshop. Full Registration #1346 SAA Member $185 / $235 Employees of Member Institutions $210 / $260 Nonmember $235 / $285 Workshop Agenda Event Name Date & Time Instructors/Speakers & CEUs Grant Proposal Writing #1346 Mon, Oct 29, 2012 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Gina L. B. Minks, MLS General CEU Credits: 0.75 Archival Recertification Credits-ARCs: 5 Workshop Description In collaboration with Amigos Library Services, Inc. In this era of budget cuts, attending this offering might just pay for itself over and over! This seminar surveys the types of state, federal, and private foundation grants available and provides information about researching and writing grant proposals. Topics include types of grants, types of funders, elements of a grant proposal, the grant review process, managing your grant project, reporting requirements, and funding resources. Upon completing this seminar you’ll be able to: Understand the grant review process; Differentiate between types of grants and funders; Know parts of a grant proposal and where to look for resources; Identify alternative sources of funding. Who should attend? Archivists, librarians, and other staff members who have an interest in or responsibility to explore funding resources for their institution. An emphasis on preservation grants is stressed. Testimonials: When participants were asked “what aspect of the workshop methods/materials was most valuable to you?” responses included: “Overview and understanding of needs was exactly on target-gave good resources and suggestions for use”-Mary Morganti “Thorough in the basics of grant writing”-Leah Rosenblum “Presentation was clear, logical and very accessible for someone, myself, with little background, while still being in-depth.”-Clark Hansen “URL’s and resource addresses because they saved me research time”-Shirley Burton Attendance limited to 30.

Symposium - Engaging Students & Teachers

Engaging Students & Teachers: Integrating Primary Sources in K-16 Curricula October 18-20, 2012 Cincinnati, Ohio Registration is open until September 17 for the Midwest Archives Conference Fall Symposium to be held October 19-20, 2012. The Symposium is titled “Engaging Students & Teachers: Integrating Primary Sources in K-16 Curricula,” and it will gather archivists and educators to learn and discuss methods for connecting students with primary sources. Expert speakers will provide hands-on opportunities to work with primary sources, develop assignments and lesson plans using primary sources, and dialogue about best practices. The Symposium will be held at the Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront in Covington, Kentucky. The hotel is located directly across from Cincinnati, Ohio on the Ohio River and near I-71/I-75. Space is limited: Register now at to secure your spot! For more information on the program and accommodations, please visit the Midwest Archives Conference website at Hotel room reservations must be made by September 17 for the discounted rate. Questions? Please contact Anne Ryckbost, Local Arrangements Chair, at, or Lisa Sjoberg, Program Chair, at

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Call for Papers - Special Issue of Archivaria

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Archivaria (Fall 2013) "From Paper Savers to Wired Lives: Archivists' Perspectives on Personal Archives" Personal archives are those archives created by individuals or family groups (as opposed to archives created by organizations). The issue will centre on experiences with personal archives, as well as theoretical and practical approaches to them from the standpoint of archivists and archival theory. Writers are invited to consider the diverse range of individual creators, media and documents present in personal archives as well as the transition to born-digital records. What are the gaps within archival theory involving personal archives? What are the challenges, strategies, and/or implications of using traditional arrangement and descriptive practices with living creators and in a fast-changing wired world? How might archival practices extend to allowing agency or collaboration with personal archives creators? How do approaches like emulation seek to reflect the creator's contexts more responsibly? What are the broader (ethical, cultural, political) implications of preserving personal archives for the future? To expand discussion of these and other issues, Archivaria 76 (Fall 2013) will be devoted to theory, practice and future possibilities pertaining to personal archives. An editorial committee from the ACA Special Interest Section on Personal Archives (SISPA) will serve as guest editors of this special issue. Members of the editorial committee are: Catherine Hobbs, Rodney Carter, Carolyn Harris and Rob Fisher. Deadline for expressions of interest: Expression of interest consisting of an abstract of the proposed article (300-500 words) must be received by Catherine Hobbs (Chair of the Editorial Committee) by Nov. 30, 2012. Please feel free to direct questions related to this special issue to the SISPA guest editors by contacting: Catherine Hobbs Submission guidelines: Final submissions should follow the "Advice to Authors of Submissions to Archivaria" at Deadline for complete manuscripts: Complete manuscripts are due 15 Apr. 2013.

Classes - Online Continuing Education Classes

*Online Continuing Education Classes, Fall 2012* UW-Madison School of Library and Information Studies Continuing Education Services Register online by following the course links! *Online Course Schedule* *Introduction to Research Data Management* September 10-November 30 *Digitization Projects for Libraries* September 17-November 11 *Energize Your Social Media Strategy* September 24 - October 22 *Online Collaboration and Communication for Libraries* October 22 - November 16

Friday, September 7, 2012

FREE Symposium: Archives & Activism

New York Archives Week 2012 Symposium: Archives & Activism Co-sponsored by the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. and the New School Libraries and Archives Friday, October 12, 2012 Theresa Lang Community and Student Center Arnhold Hall The New School 55 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011 8:30am to 6:00pm Register at Archives and Activism If archivism was indeed ever exclusively ideologically neutral in its approach to managing historical materials, many archivists have come to see said objectivity as illusory at best. Principal amongst the reasons for this shift in perspective within the archives community is a growing awareness that its custodianship of cultural materials can never be enacted in a manner wholly divorced from interpretation, advocacy, and the ever-present demands of the socially or economically powerful institutions that fund and administer archives. Despite the extent to which this emergent awareness has affected how archivists approach their responsibilities, there remains a mistrust of the archival world by those most committed to the dismantling of hegemonic structures, particularly amongst activists, on the grounds that traditional institutional frameworks often fail to provide adequate transparency, accountability or sensitivity to the needs of marginalized individuals, communities, and movements. How far can, and should, archivists go in responding to the concerns of the movements they are attempting to document? Should they be rethinking, even overhauling, traditional archival practice? This symposium addresses a range of issues attendant upon archives' evolving relationships with activism and social justice. Among these concerns are: ownership, trust, and exclusion; self-documentation by activist communities and participatory archives; and collaborations between activists, archivists, and researchers using emerging technologies. Presenters representing a variety of institutions, initiatives, and activist communities will explore theoretical concerns as well as practice-based approaches to documenting social activism. This symposium is dedicated to the memory of archivist and historian Michael Nash (1946-2012). The preliminary schedule for the symposium is now available at Registration, while required, is free thanks to the generous support of Archives Week by MetLife and the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation. Please contact if you have questions about this symposium. -- Carrie Hintz Head of Archives Processing Rare Book& Manuscript Library Butler Library, 6th Floor Columbia University, Mail Code 1127 535 W. 114th St. New York, NY 10027 212-854-8483

FREE preservation survey

ICA is pleased to invite applications for its 6th Annual Subsidized Survey. Each year, ICA selects one collecting institution to receive this free service. The goal of the award is to help the recipient institution identify its preservation needs. The information gained through the assessment can help the institution prioritize or raise funds to address those preservation needs. ICA will offer one collection survey focusing on a select group of artifacts within an institution. An ICA conservator will visit the recipient institution to examine the objects on-site for up to two days, and written condition reports and treatment recommendations will be provided. The selected institution will be asked to contribute only the travel costs associated with on-site visits. Any non-profit cultural institution that can demonstrate a commitment to collections care is eligible to apply for this survey. The application can be found at: Applications may be mailed, e-mailed, or faxed to the ICA by Monday, November 12, 2012. If you have questions, please contact ICA Education Outreach Officer, Jennifer Souers Chevraux at jennifersc@ica-artconservation, or 216.658.8700. -- Ed Vermue Special Collections and Preservation Librarian Oberlin College Library 415 Mudd Center 148 West College St. Oberlin, OH 44074-1545 Ph: (440) 775-5043 Fax: (440) 775-8739

FREE webinar - SLIS

*Simmons GSLIS Continuing Education Webinar* New Season, New Skills: A Preview of Simmons GSLIS CE Fall/Winter Workshops Date: Thursday, September 20, 2012 Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET FREE Reinvigorate your career with Simmons GSLIS Continuing Education workshops -- effective, convenient, and affordable learning that works with your schedule. In this free webinar the Simmons GSLIS Continuing Education team and three of their experienced workshop instructors (Scott Brown of “Managing Your Information Vendors Effectively” and “Emerging Technology Trends and Opportunities for Libraries,” Eve Miller of “Ebooks in Today’s Libraries – Understanding the Basics & Beyond,” and Jason Puckett of “Creating Great Online Research Guides” and “Instruction Librarian Boot Camp”) will give you an overview of the CE program and highlight a number of upcoming Fall/Winter workshops. And we’ll raffle off a free workshop to one lucky participant so we hope you will join us! Space is limited! Reserve your Webinar seat now by registering at -- after registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. ********************************************* About the presenters: Scott Brown is owner of Social Information Group, an independent practice focused on the effective use of social networking tools for sharing and finding information. He has helped Fortune 500 companies, startups, government organizations, libraries and individuals understand and use these tools for their work. Previously, he was a Senior Information Specialist at Sun Microsystems. He has over 20 years of experience in public, academic and corporate libraries. His book, "Social Information: Gaining competitive and business advantage using social media tools," has just been published. Scott is a regular instructor for the Simmons GSLIS Continuing Education program. Eve Miller has over 25 years experience in the Library and Information Science field. She now works within the information industry’s corporate sector where she specializes in ebooks, information literacy, reader’s advisory, and collection development. Jason Puckett is Communication Librarian/Assistant Professor at GSU in Atlanta and a 2010 Library Journal Mover & Shaker. He writes and speaks about open-source software in libraries, digital rights management, and information literacy instruction topics. He podcasts at Adventures in Library Instruction and blogs at Librarian X. Jason is the author of the book “Zotero: A Guide for Librarians, Researchers and Educators.” Kris Liberman has worked in public, academic, and corporate libraries and is currently the program manager for the Simmons GSLIS Continuing Education program. ********************************************* We hope to "see" you there! Please contact me with any questions. Kris Liberman LIS ‘87 Program Manager, Continuing Education Graduate School of Library and Information Science Simmons College | 300 The Fenway | Boston, MA 02115 office 617.521.2803 | fax 617.521.3192 Check out our most recent CE schedule!

Symposium: Photography as Model?

A Clark Symposium: Photography as Model? Clark Art Institute Symposium at Chicago, October 13 The move from analog to digital imaging has prompted an avowed crisis in the study, display, and marketing of photography as art. Some twenty years after its initial popularization, digital photography is widely received in art-institutional circles as either the death or the rebirth of "classic" photographic practice. At this juncture it seems important to reflect on the models we currently have for discussing photographs as art.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Online workshop - ebooks

Register Now for SEFLIN’s Virtual Conference September 21, 2012 10:00am - 4:00pm (Eastern Time, US and Canada) Find out more and register at: Seats are limited, so register now! Produced by SEFLIN (Southeast Florida Library Information Network), this is a one-day online conference highlighting the impact of eBooks on libraries. Presenters include: Stephen Abram (Gale-Cengage Learning) Chad Mairn (Novare Library Services) Nik Osborne, J.D. (Indiana University) Jamie LaRue (Douglas County Libraries, Colorado) Sue Polanka (Wright State University Libraries) These leading experts will discuss eBook trends, self-publishing and digital textbooks, barriers to and models for eBook lending, helpful eReader tips and tricks for library staff, and the future of eBooks in libraries. This is a virtual conference, so there are no travel costs. Register as a group, so your entire staff can attend sessions that fit their schedules. Join information professionals around the world, and interact with library leaders and experts in the field. Hear about solutions and strategies for providing high demand e-content to your library patrons. Fully accessible via mobile devices too! Recordings of the conference sessions will be available after the conference for all registered attendees. Registration is Required for Attending this Conference: The registration fee is $25 for individuals and $45 for groups and is required for those outside of Florida. Registration fees for Library staff working in the State of Florida have been underwritten by grant funding. Find out more and register at:

Workshop - Hands-On Wet Recovery Workshop

*Hands-On Wet Recovery Workshop * Date: September 20, 2012 (8:30 am ? 4:00 pm) Where: Duke Marine Lab, Beaufort, NC Registration Fee: $20 (includes lunch) Disasters of any sort usually end with collections getting wet. Through classroom discussions and a hands-on session participants will learn how to recover wet papers, books, and artifacts. Open to all North Carolina libraries, museums, archives, and historic sites. This workshop is sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources Connecting to Collections project and the North Carolina Preservation Consortium. Instructors are Mathew Hunt, LeRae Umfleet, and Robert James. To Register go to Directions are on the Web at

Workshop - Disaster Preparedness

Joslyn Castle Trust Archive Education Program presents: Disaster Preparedness and Response for Archive, Library, and Museum Collections: Organizing Your Toolkit Friday - October 12, 2012 - 9:30 - 4:00 Joslyn Castle, Omaha, Nebraska Presented by Julie Page* - Co-Coordinator of the California Preservation Program (CPP) and the Western States & Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESPAS) Cost is 60.00 : Includes lunch When the pipe breaks, the fire starts, or the earth moves, what will you do? In the first moments of an emergency, personal safety is a priority, but once everyone is safe you may be faced with the overwhelming job of putting your facility back in order. The success you have will be the result of how well you have prepared: What do you do first? Who needs to be involved? How can you avoid damaging the materials you are trying to rescue? How do you help staff cope with the trauma? This workshop present the following topics: - Developing a simple disaster response plan - Using practical decision-making skills during an emergency - Training staff to implement your plan effectively - Prioritizing for your collections rescue and recovery - Salvaging books, documents, photos, and archival materials *Julie Page is the Co-Coordinator of the California Preservation Program (CPP) and the Western States & Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS). She is a trainer for the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works and serves on the board of Heritage Preservation. She has presented programs for state and national library associations and the American Association of Museums. She also serves on working groups for the Heritage Emergency National Task Force, Alliance for response forums, FEMA Cultural Heritage Training Curriculum , and NEDCC Model for Statewide Disaster Planning. Please take this special opportunity to learn and practice these useful and valuable skills presented especially for our archive, library, and museum communities. If you have any questions, please contact Anne Sibbernsen Johns (Archive Program Coordinator for Joslyn Castle, Certified Archivist and Consultant) at: For further details and registration please contact: *Enrollment is limited and will be filled on a first-come basis. All registrations must be paid and received by September 28, 2012. A minimum number of registrations must be received by September 28, 2012 or the workshop is subject to cancellation.

Workshop - Digitizing Photographic Collections

Society of Indiana Archivists Fall Workshop The Society of Indiana Archivists invites you to join us for our Fall Workshop, “Digitizing Photographic Collections”. When: Friday October 5, 2012: 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM Where: Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, Indiana Cost: $30 for members, $40 for non-members Registration Link and More Information: Learn the basics of digitizing photograph collections at this one-day “Digitizing Photographic Collections” workshop on Friday, October 5, 2012, 9:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. at the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis Participants will learn about the best practices for creating and maintaining digital collections. *How to decide if a scanning project is right for your collection *Workflow and staffing needs *Technical standards, equipment, and preservation *Metadata and providing access to images *Collaborating with others *Funding sources *Contributing to “Indiana Memory” at the Indiana State Library The information will benefit anyone managing photographic collections at archives, libraries, museums, or historical societies and is open to participants from all sectors. Presenters Joan Hostetler and John Harris own Heritage Photo & Research Services. They regularly consult about photograph preservation and digital imaging with historical societies, museums, libraries, and archives throughout Indiana. Hostetler studied preservation and archives management at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film and has owned Heritage Photo since 1998. Harris is a graduate of the Cooperstown Graduate Program of the State University of New York and was Director of Local History Services at the Indiana Historical Society. 2012 Fall Workshop Agenda: Digitizing Photographic Collections October 5, 2012 8:30-9:00 AM: Registration and Coffee 9:00 AM: SIA President Anne Thomason and participants will briefly introduce themselves. 9:15 AM: "Scanning Basics" Joan Hostetler Presentation "How to Scan" John Harris Presentation 11:00 AM: Discussion 11:30 AM: Lunch Lunch can only be provided to those who pre-register for the conference. Onsite registrations cannot be provided with a lunch. 1:00 PM: Tour 1:45 PM: "Metadata Basics: Cataloging Your Photographs" Joan Hostetler Presentation 2:30 PM: Break 2:45 PM: "Digital Preservation" Joan Hostetler Presentation 3:30 PM: Discussion 4:00 PM: Adjourn Parking and Directions Many downtown garages within walking distance of the State Library offer commercial parking. Metered parking is available on most downtown streets, including Ohio St. and Senate Ave. An interactive map showing parking in downtown Indianapolis is available from Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. Indiana State Library 315 West Ohio Street Indianapolis, IN 46202-3210

Grant - Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections

Guidelines have been posted for the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections grants. U.S. nonprofit museums, libraries, archives, and educational institutions can apply for grants to plan and implement preservation strategies that pragmatically balance effectiveness, cost, and environmental impact. Projects should be designed to be as cost effective, energy efficient, and environmentally sensitive as possible, and they should aim to mitigate the greatest risks to collections rather than to meet prescriptive targets. Apply for planning grants of up to $40,000 (with an option of up to $50,000) to bring together interdisciplinary teams that might reevaluate environmental parameters for collections and examine passive (nonmechanical) and low-energy alternatives to conventional energy sources and energy-intensive mechanized systems for managing collection environments. Testing, modeling, or project-specific research may help applicants better understand collection environments and formulate sustainable preservation strategies; therefore, with planning grants you might measure energy consumption; use blower door tests to identify air leaks in buildings; create mock-ups of lighting options; test natural ventilation methods; conduct thermal imaging of buildings; test the effect of buffered storage enclosures on moderating fluctuating environmental conditions; re-commission small-scale climate control systems; or adjust the operating protocols for climate control systems. Apply for implementation grants of up to $350,000 to manage interior relative humidity and temperature by passive methods; install heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems; install storage systems and rehouse collections; improve security and the protection of collections from fire, flood, and other disasters; and upgrade lighting systems and controls to achieve levels suitable for collections that are energy efficient. Projects that seek to implement preventive conservation measures in sustainable ways are especially encouraged. Deadline: December 4, 2012 Guidelines: FAQs: Program officers are available to discuss project ideas and read draft proposals. Please contact the division for more information by emailing or calling 202-606-8570. Laura Word Senior Program Officer Division of Preservation and Access National Endowment for the Humanities