Monday, April 29, 2013

Call for Presentation Proposals New England Archivists Fall 2013 Symposium

Call for Presentation Proposals

New England Archivists Fall 2013 Symposium: Giving Color to Ideas

Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Symposium Focus: Big Ideas in the Archival Profession

The New England Archivists Fall 2013 Program Committee calls for
presentation proposals for the Fall 2013 symposium. This symposium
inaugurates a two-year trial period during which NEA will host half-day
gatherings in the fall and three-day conferences in the spring.

In keeping with the symposium's focus on innovative thinking in our field,
the program committee invites you to submit a presentation proposal
illustrating a new, innovative idea, or a "what if" scenario. We encourage
topics that impact the profession as a whole, subjects that inspire you, or
ideas that have yet to be explored by archivists in the New England region.
This is your chance to push the boundaries of current archival thought,
challenge your colleagues to think in new ways, and start a dialogue around
your idea.

Presentations will be grouped together, followed by a moderated discussion
between presenters and attendees. Presentations must be *no longer than
seven minutes* and must be in one of the following formats:

*Lightning talk* – a concise presentation that may or may not include a
simple visual element, such as a PowerPoint presentation with three to five
slides. For more information, visit and

*PechaKucha *– a presentation during which a 20-slide PowerPoint
presentation advances automatically at the rate of 20 seconds per slide.
For more information, visit

*TED talk* – a short presentation that may or may not include a visual
element. For more information, visit

Submissions should include the following elements:

1. working title of your presentation;

2. brief description of the topic;

3. name and contact information of the participant(s); and

4. presentation format.

Please submit your proposals by Friday, May 31, to Abigail Cramer and
Amanda Strauss with the subject line NEA Fall 2013 Presentation Proposal (,

Free Webinar - Are You Prepared to Meet the Literacy Needs of African American Male Youth?

Free Webinar - Are You Prepared to Meet the Literacy Needs of African American Male Youth?

Start Time:  May 13, 2013 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Register at:

The need for quality literacy education is strong, particularly for certain underserved populations. One group in critical need of improved literacy instruction is African American males. According to the National Association for Educational Progress 2011 Report Card, only 14 percent of African American 4th and 8th graders performed at or above the proficient level on national reading tests in 2011 and males scored 9 points lower on average than females.

This webinar will explore the role of the education community, including librarians, in:

1) closing the literacy achievement gap,

2) nurturing the resolve of African American male youth, helping them reconcile their different identities, and reimagine their place in the world,  and

3) enabling African American male youth to take action in their own lives and in their communities.

The session will use Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate).

Presenters: Sandra Hughes-Hassell and Amanda Hitson

Sandra Hughes-Hassell, Ph.D., is a professor and coordinator of the School Library Media Program in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her current research she focuses on social justice issues in youth library services and the role of school library media specialists in education reform. She teaches courses in services to diverse youth populations, materials for young adults and the development of school library media programs.

Amanda Hitson is a graduate student and research assistant at the School of Information and Library Science of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She will graduate with a Master of Library Science degree in May of 2013 and hopes to begin working as a school librarian the following school year.  Her research has primarily focused on the literacy of African American male youth and multimodal forms of storytelling.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Workshop - Media/Crisis Management Training

We have finalized the plans for the Media/Crisis Management Training in Frankfort on May 21st. The session will be held from 1-4 p.m. in Room 129 at the State Capitol Annex.

You can register online through the KLA website.

FREE training - American Theatre Archive Project

We hope this is of interest to archivists and librarians in the arts: The American Theatre Archive Project (ATAP) is providing a free training session at the Boston Public Library on Saturday, May 4th, 2013, 9am to 1pm. 

*About ATAP*
An initiative of the American Society for Theatre Research, the ATAP supports theatre makers in archiving records of their work for the benefit of artists, scholars, patrons, and the public. It is a grassroots network of professional and student archivists, practitioners, and scholars dedicated to preserving the legacy of the American theatre by developing archival resources for theatre companies, helping to preserve theatre history that has yet to be written. Find out more on ATAP here:

If you are in the Boston area and want to attend the session, further details are below. If you are not in the Boston area and interested in supporting theatre archives, please check out the ATAP website for a group near you (or start your own!)

To register for our May 4th program, please email Boston Team Chair, Jessica Green, at

FREE webinar - IT

Do you work with IT and are looking to improve those interactions?  Or, are YOU IT and looking to improve interactions with other library staff?  If so, check out this free, interactive webinar from the Colorado State Library, featuring Jon Solomon of Douglas County Libraries and Kris Johnson of the Colorado State Library.

What: Making I.T. Happen! Building Collaborative Relationships with your IT Department with Jon Solomon (for full session description and more information:

When: Wednesday, May 15 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m (Mountain)

Where: Online in Adobe Connect at

** No registration is required, but space is limited to the first 100 participants.
** Please show up ready and willing to share your thoughts and experiences!  These sessions are participatory and interactive.
** Learner participation in the session will take place via chat, so a phone line or microphone isn’t needed.

Information on CSL In Session, including upcoming sessions, recordings, handouts and more are available on the web at  Questions about CSL In Session can be directed to Mary Beth Faccioli at

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

FREE webinar - Fantasy and SF

Science fiction and fantasy remain greatly popular among genre fiction readers and are gaining new fans fast! In this hour-long, free webinar, hear what series promise to hit it big and what authors have upcoming volumes. Expand your universe without leaving your seat as representatives from Baen, Galaxy Press, Tor, and Tu Books cover titles for all ages. Moderated by Booklist Adult Books editor Brad Hooper.

Tuesday, May 7

2:00 PM Eastern
1:00 PM Central
12:00 PM Mountain
11:00 AM Pacific

Berea College Appalachian Sound Archives Fellowships

Berea College Appalachian Sound Archives Fellowships 2013-2014

The Fellowship program now has two purposes.  Continuing as is in the past, one is to encourage the scholarly use of Berea's existing non-commercial audio / video collections. The other, new for 2013-1014, is to support new documentation projects that produce primary source material of lasting value for future research use in the Berea College Archives. Awards in support of either type of research are for one month with stipends of $3,000.

Project Outcomes Supported:

Research use of Berea's noncommercial media collections involves an on-campus period of residence. Typically, supported outcomes include print publication, documentary media, class room teaching, and web-based resources. These collections document Appalachian history and culture and are especially strong in the areas of traditional music, religious expression, spoken lore, radio programs, and oral history.

The program supports new research and documentation projects in the areas of traditional music, religious expression, spoken lore, radio, and other aspects of community life such as labor, food-ways and crafts. Primary source materials created through Fellowship support may include audio and video recordings, photographs, and transcribed interviews. They must be of high technical quality and in standard lossless digital formats.

Documentation projects must culminate with a public presentation of selected documentation through an exhibition, public event, printed materials, video or Web site publication.

For 2013-2014 Applications
The fellowships must be taken up between July 2013 and June 2014. All Fellowship supported research must be finished by June 30, 2014. Fellows are expected to be in residence during the term of the fellowship and are encouraged to participate in campus and community activities.

Deadlines for Proposals
The deadline for proposals is June 1, 2013 for July through December 2013. December 1, 2013 for January through June 2014.

The deadline for July through December 2013 proposals is June 1, 2013. For January through June 2014 proposals the deadline is December 1, 2013.

There is no application form. Applicants are asked to submit a proposal that includes:

1.    Identifying and contact information, applicant's background and interest in the particular subject area.

2.    A summary of the proposed project.

3.    Project timeline - field work / residence period

4.    For Archives based projects, provide detailed description of the anticipated use of Berea collections. Please discuss specific collection material and their relevance to the project.

5.    Anticipated research outcomes and audiences (e.g., print publications, audio/video documentaries, exhibition, public event / performance, teaching, web-based resources).

6.    Three letters of recommendation from colleagues familiar with the applicant's work and who are qualified to judge the proposal. For graduate degree candidates, the recommendations must include those of the professor directing the applicant's research and the department chair. Applicants are responsible for contacting all persons providing recommendations.

For information about Berea's Sound Archives and other traditional music collections, see

For additional information about Berea's Appalachian Sound Archives Fellowships, see

Proposals or inquiries should be sent to

Harry Rice
Special Collections & Archives
Berea College, Berea, KY 40404

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

CFP - Practical Technology for Archives

Practical Technology for Archives is calling for submissions for its inaugural issue.

Practical Technology for Archives is an open-access, peer-reviewed, electronic journal focused on the practical application of technology to address challenges encountered in working with archives. Our goal is to provide a timely resource, published semi-annually, that addresses issues of interest to practitioners, and to foster community interaction through monitored comments.
We are currently seeking submissions for our first issue, with anticipated publication in  June 2013. For more information, please visit<>.

We sincerely hope you will consider submitting content to PTA.

Submission should be sent to:
Practical Technology for Archives
Randall Miles
Managing Editor

FREE Workshop at Northern Kentucky University

Security in the Archives Workshop
at Northern Kentucky University

Northern Kentucky University was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation Assistance Grant for a security assessment of the W. Frank Steely Library's Special Collections and Archives.  Additionally, the award included funding for a workshop on security for archival collections.

What:  This half-day workshop will introduce participants to some of the tools and techniques that can help protect archives, libraries and other cultural resource institutions from theft and mutilation of their holdings.  The workshop will examine the nature of the problem - the big business of theft of historical materials, what is at particular risk, who the thieves are and how we can identify them - and will explore the problem of insider theft.  Participants will learn about the management of researchers in reading rooms and of visitors to historic sites, and will be introduced to methods of collection management to enhance the protection of collections.  The workshop will also address the steps that should be taken in the aftermath of a theft.

Who should attend:  Archivists, librarians, curators, and any staff of libraries, special collections, archives, historic houses and historical societies and museums.

When:  Thursday May 16, 2013 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Where:  W. Frank Steely Library, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY 41099

How:  There is no charge for this workshop, but NKU charges a small fee for parking.  Attendees are requested to register at:

Questions?  Contact Lois Hamill at
> or (859) 572-5863

FREE webinar - Getting In-Depth Competitive Intelligence on Private Companies

SLA CI Webinar 4/30 - Getting In-Depth Competitive Intelligence on Private Companies
Webinar Registration
More often than not disruptive innovations are born behind the walls of privately held companies. Given this how do you crack the code on these companies strategies? Additionally, how do you obtain some degree of early warning about how successful these companies might be in the future?

During this talk you’ll learn about a wide range of open source intelligence (OSINT) and human intelligence techniques (HUMINT) that you can use to answer the above questions.

We’ll cover:

·         OSINT Assets – what can you learn from the web that’s meaningful and what can be aggregated to produce greater insight
·         HUMINT Assets – who should you talk to and how do you get a hold of them effectively.
·         Benchmarking –  how to acquire or interact with competitor products and services in a meaningful way

We’ll also close with a discussion of the ethical considerations companies face when conducting private company research as well as what is typically in and out of bounds when conducting private company oriented research efforts.

Finally all attendees will receive a copy of one of Cascade Insights’ Framework Fight Club Handbooks.  Each handbook provides a wealth of competitive intelligence frameworks that you can use to synthesize the intelligence you’ve collected.

Presented by Sean Campbell
Co-owner - Cascade Insights

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Archival Internships - South Street Seaport Museum

Archival Internships

South Street Seaport Museum

Internship Description:

The Museum of the City of New York has assumed management of
the Seaport Museum and now seeks library school students interested in an
archives internship.  Interns will
work with two archivists and will assist with inventorying, assessing, and
providing a basic level of physical and intellectual control for a collection
of photographs, prints, ship plans and personal papers.  Interns will work with the museum’s
archival collection and will have the opportunity to gain experience in
cataloging, handling fragile objects, re-housing objects, collection processing,
and/or writing basic finding aids or collection guides.


Interns are required for a minimum commitment of one full
day a week (7 hours), scheduled during the Monday - Friday workweek.  Internships are unpaid.  Candidates must be currently enrolled in
a Masters program for Library Science.  Interns must be able to lift boxes
weighing up to 40 pounds.  Students
with a focus in Archival Studies are encouraged to apply.

To be considered for this
opportunity, please send a cover letter and resume to Anne DiFabio, Assistant

Monday, April 15, 2013

Preservation Week 2013

The Library of Congress celebrates Preservation Week 2013 with a special focus
on saving the mementos—digital and analog correspondence, photos, videos,
scrapbooks and albums—of military members and their families.

All the events are free and open to the public, and will take place in the
Library’s James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington,
D.C. The Library’s Preservation Week celebration also includes an online
exhibition, a webinar, and an international lecture streamed live from the

Online Exhibition. Experiencing War: Stories from the Veterans History Project
April 21-April 27, 2013
The Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress presents seven
collections that represent the wide variety of concerns that must be addressed
when preserving the first-hand accounts of America’s veterans.

Library Workshop. Preserving Your Memories: Print and Digital Photographs
April 22, 2013
12:00 noon-1:30 pm
Washington, DC
Library of Congress
Library staff highlight basic preservation measures one can do at home for
digital and print photographs and share information on how to participate in
the Library’s Veterans History Project. The 2012-2013 Fellow in Book
Conservation presents tips for making a long lasting scrapbook with examples
from a scrapbook that required conservation treatment.

Forum. Rosenzweig Forum on Technology and the Humanities: Preserving and
Interpreting Born-Digital Collections
April 22, 2013
6:00 to 7:30 pm
Washington, DC
Library of Congress
Presenters discuss how their organizations are acquiring, managing, analyzing,
preserving and providing access to born-digital collections. The Rosenzweig
Forum for the Digital Humanities is a collaboration of the Roy Rosenzweig
Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, the Center for New
Designs in Learning and Scholarship at Georgetown University, and the Maryland
Institute for Technology in the Humanities at the University of Maryland.

Film Screening. These Amazing Shadows: The Movies That Make America
April 23, 2013
12:00 noon-2:00 pm
Washington, DC
Library of Congress
Screening of the 2011 documentary about the National Film Registry, the
Library’s collection of 600 films—with up to 25 added every
year—identified as culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.

Library Workshop. Preserving Your Memories: Traditional and Digital Albums and
April 24, 2013
12:00 noon-1:00 pm
Washington, DC
Library of Congress
Library staff highlight basic preservation measures one can do at home for
digital and print albums, scrapbooks, and scrapbooking, and share information
on how to participate in the Library’s Veterans History Project. The
2012-2013 Fellow in Photograph Conservation presents research and treatment of
a WWI photograph album.

Webinar. Preserving Your Personal Digital Photographs April 24, 2013
2:00-3:00 pm EDT
The Library’s National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation
Program presents information about learning to care for digital photos. Hosted
by the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services.
Free; registration required at

Lecture. PAC: A Packed Agenda for Conserving Libraries' Heritage -- 20 years of
Changes and Development
April 26, 2013
12:00 noon-1:00 pm, available as a live webstream (register at above link)
Washington, DC Library of Congress Christiane Baryla, Director, International
Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, Core Activity on
Preservation and Conservation (IFLA-PAC), Bibliothèque nationale de France,
discusses the evolution of PAC since its establishment in 1984.

Workshop - bookbinding structures

Department of Conservation and Preservation, Sheridan Libraries and Museums at Johns Hopkins University is pleased to host two very interesting workshops and lectures on bookbinding structures.

Digital Documentation Principles for Bookbinding History, Athanasios Velios, June 3-7, 2013

Eastern Mediterranean Bookbinding Structures, George Boudalis, June 10-14, 2013.

For more information about the workshop description and registration, please follow the link:

Friday, April 12, 2013

Workshop- Basic Book Repair Workshop

 Basic Book Repair Workshop

May 31, 2013

Z. Smith Reynolds Library ~  Wake Forest University ~ Winston-Salem, NC

This workshop will teach you how to assess damages early, evaluate
treatment processes, and perform simple, economical book repair
techniques. 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

CFP - Southeastern Library Assessment Conference

Southeastern Library Assessment Conference

The Southeastern Library Assessment Conference provides an opportunity for those interested in advancing the library assessment and user experience conversation to gather together to share and discuss practical ideas and information.

Call for Proposals
The Southeastern Library Assessment Conference invites proposals for the October 21-22, 2013, conference to be held in Atlanta, Georgia.

Program proposals should be designed to fit within a 45-minute timeframe, which includes time for questions. We encourage thoughtful, timely proposals on any topic related to assessment in libraries of all types, including, but not limited to:

  • Collaborations
  • Collections
  • Creating assessment plans
  • Data-driven decision making
  • Demonstrating value
  • Developing a culture of assessment
  • Ethnographic studies
  • Getting started with assessment
  • Impact on student learning, retention, progression, and/or graduation
  • Learning outcomes
  • Library instruction
  • Methods
  • Reporting results to stakeholders
  • Services
  • Spaces and facilities
  • Special collections and archives
  • Usability
  • User experience

Proposals should include:

  • Program title
  • Name, institution, position title, and email address of each presenter
  • Abstract of 200 words or fewer. The abstract should state clearly the relevance of the topic to library assessment and practical implications for libraries.
  • Brief 2-3 sentence abstract suitable for the conference website and program
  • At least three learning outcomes to be addressed during the program

Please submit proposals online by April 17, 2013.  Notification of acceptance is by May 13, 2013.

Please direct any questions you have to the Conference Coordinating Committee.

FREE lecture - Smithsonian Libraries

Smithsonian Libraries Hosts Preservation Matters!

The Smithsonian Libraries will host an afternoon program titled Preservation Matters! on April 24 in the S. Dillon Ripley Center beginning at Noon. This event is in conjunction with the American Library Association’s Preservation Week (April 21-27).

From superstorms to blizzards to tornados to wildfires, America has frequently shuddered under the onslaught of natural disasters. “Why Preserving History Matters” will be the focus of the keynote lecture by New York Times and internationally bestselling author Steve Berry, who serves as  national spokesperson for National Preservation Week. A devoted student of history and member of the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board, Berry and his wife, Elizabeth, founded History Matters, a nonprofit organization dedicated to aiding the preservation of the fragile reminders of our past.

“History is more than what's in museums. It's what's lying on the side table in your den, or in a box in your attic --- displayed in a frame on your nightstand, or stored in the basement.  We are all custodians of history, and preserving these personal treasures, protecting them against loss and destruction is vitally important," said Berry.

Free and open to the public, Preservation Matters! will feature presentations and discussions on disaster response, pest management, and archives preservation by librarians, conservators and preservation specialists from federal and local organizations. Participating organizations include the Smithsonian Libraries, Library of Congress, Folger Shakespeare Library, Defense Acquisitions University, National Archives and Records Administration, Smithsonian Institution Archives, National Portrait Gallery and the American Institute for Conservation. You'll learn how best to safeguard your family's history so that it can be passed on to the next generation.

Preservation Week is a presentation of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services, a division of the American Library Association. For more information, including RSVP information and the event schedule, visit

FREE webinar: Archival 101: Dealing with Suppliers of Archival Products

ALCTS webinar: Archival 101: Dealing with Suppliers of Archival Products

Date: April 25, 2013
All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Do you need to purchase archival supplies for your organization or even yourself?
Are you confused by the terminology and not sure about the differences between the various vendors?
Not finding exactly what you are looking for and unsure about adapting different products?

Archival 101 is designed to demystify the archival product market for the layperson and non-preservation specialist. The presentation will provide an overview of the conservation and preservation issues facing libraries, cultural organizations, and individuals; describe the terminology in use; discuss products and offer buying tips on the different ways these can be used. A list of links to other resources will also be provided.

ALCTS thanks Gaylord for its generous support of this webinar and Preservation Week.

Who should attend? Archival 101 is designed for individuals with little or no experience and will also provide the more experienced user with helpful hints.

Presenter: Peter D. Verheyen, Head of Preservation and Conservation at Syracuse University.
After beginning as work-study in preservation under John Dean at Johns Hopkins, Verheyen studied binding and conservation in Germany and Switzerland to become a rare book conservator working in private practice and research library preservation programs. He established the conservation lab at Syracuse for the treatment of special collections materials, and developed a high-density system for storing architectural drawings among other things.

The Archival 101 presentation was originally developed for call center staff at Gaylord Bros. when he worked there as Archival Product Manager. It has since been presented regionally to varying audiences.

Registration Fees:  Free but registration is required.

For additional information and access to the registration link, please go to the following website:

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

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

Free E-Government Webinar for Public Librarians

Free E-Government Webinar for Public Librarians
Due to popular demand, the American Library Association will host another free e-government webinar for public librarians on May 1, 2013 @ 2 p.m EST. Librarians who take part in the new webinar, titled “E-Government in Action: Matching People with Jobs,” will learn how to provide job-related e-government services to patrons. Register now
The new webinar will focus on the ways that libraries can provide patrons with job assistance. As part of the webinar, participants will hear from numerous e-government grant recipients on innovative workforce development programs that have successfully connected people with jobs.
Speakers include:
  • Janice Collins: The Mandel Public Library (West Palm Beach, Fla.) technology supervisor will discuss the “Career Catalyst Program,” a career initiative that creates and manages employment initiatives to assist unemployed library users in one setting.
  • Betha Gutsche: The WebJunction OCLC programs manager will discuss the organization’s partnership with the State Library of North Carolina, which produced an innovative curriculum and provided training for library staff throughout the U.S. to assist patrons with job and career skills through their Project Compass Program.
  • Tiffany McClary and Sheri Shafer will discuss NJ Works @ your Library, the New Jersey State Library Program that gives libraries the tools they need to expand services to the unemployed and underemployed.
  • Jeff Scott: The Tulare County (Calif.) deputy county librarian will detail the  library’s innovative “Job in a Box” grant program that reaches the unemployed through job-resource book vending machines at One Stop locations.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

FREE webinar: Personal Digital Archiving

webinar: Personal Digital Archiving

Date: April 24, 2013
All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Increase your understanding of common digital files – digital photos, recordings, video, documents, and others – and learn what it takes to preserve them. Technology changes rapidly. If you don’t actively care for your digital possessions you may lose access to them as some technologies become obsolete. Learn about the nature of the problem and hear about some simple, practical tips and tools to help you preserve your digital stuff.

ALCTS thanks The MediaPreserve for sponsoring this webinar and supporting Preservation Week

Learning outcomes:
1. the nature of the problem
2. simple practical tips to describe and save digital files
3. tools that can be used

Who should attend? Anyone with an interest in preserving their own digital photos, documents, recordings, videos and other digital files.

Presenter: Mike Ashenfelder, Digital Preservation Project Coordinator, has worked for the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program at the Library of Congress since 2003. He writes about personal digital archiving, leaders in digital preservation and new developments in digital preservation. He also produces public information videos and podcasts. Before joining the Library of Congress, he worked for a decade in the Bay Area as a technical writer.

Mike has a Bachelors degree in Music Education from the Berklee College of Music and a Masters in Music History from San Francisco State University.

Registration Fees:  Free but registration is required.

For additional information and access to registration link, please go to the following website:

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

CFP - AMIA Conference

The AMIA Conference Committee invites submissions for session and workshop proposals for the 2013 Annual Conference in Richmond, Virginia. 
The AMIA Conference Committee encourages papers, panels and posters on all issues to do with audiovisual archives with particular emphasis in the areas of problem solving, technical issues and the digital archive.  The goal of the Conference is to present a program that includes a wide variety of topics and a balance of theory and practice, inviting new ideas and concepts that may stimulate additional interest, involvement and educational benefit. You are invited to submit a presentation proposal and to attend the conference November 6-9, 2013.
Information about the conference and the proposal process, go to
Proposal deadline is May 10, 2013.
We encourage you to read Tips for a Successful Proposal.  It explains the review process, and offers information and tips on what the reviewers and the Conference Committee consider in the proposal process.  If you have difficulty with the online submission process, please contact us at

Performing Arts Librarian Scholarship

Theatre Library Association is pleased to sponsor the Brooks McNamara Performing Arts Librarian Scholarship in memory of the achievements of this beloved theaterhistorian, scholar, educator, and mentor.

The Brooks McNamara Performing Arts Librarian Scholarship acknowledges outstanding professional accomplishments of promising students currently enrolled in MLIS or archival training programs specializing in performing arts librarianship.

This year's theme is: "Theatre Library Association: The Next Seventy-five Years." The theme is open, but some possible topics may include: How do we continue to serve users in diverse and innovative ways? How can we support artists in their creative endeavors? How can we mentor a new generation of performing arts librarians and archivists?

Interested students are encouraged to apply by submitting the attached application form and supporting materials by June 28, 2013 to<> or to the address listedon the form. The form is also available from the TLA website<> ( Applications will be screened by the Scholarship Committee.

The winner will receive a $500 check and a one-year complimentary TLA membership. The essay will be published in BROADSIDE, TLA's online newsletter. The Scholarship winner will be publicly announced in October 2013.
For more information and a list of past winners, please see:

CFP - Libraries eResource & Emerging Technologies Summit

Mississippi State University Libraries eResource & Emerging Technologies Summit (MSU LEETS) is an annual joint conference hosted by MSU Libraries ( exploring the application of new technologies in libraries and the acquisition and management of eResources. Previous keynote speakers include Matt Goldner, Jason Griffey, Nicole Hennig, Sarah Houghton, Ross Housewright, Aaron Schmidt, and Michael Stephens.

MSU LEETS 2013 will take place on Thursday and Friday, August 1-2, 2013 at Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS.

Call for Proposals:

The 2013 MSU LEETS programming committee is now accepting proposals for Steal This Idea sessions and poster presentations!

Steal This Idea sessions are one hour in length (including Q&A) and are opportunities for speakers to share their successful (or not!) implementations and investigations of electronic resources and/or emerging technologies in academic libraries.

Potential topics include, but are in no way restricted to:

Articles on demand
Bookless libraries
Cloud computing
Consortium licensing and access
Data collection and assessment
Digital collections/Digitization
ERMS implementation and use
Integrated Library Systems
Information literacy
Institutional repositories
Interlibrary Loan
Mobile applications
Mobile ready websites
Open access
Open source
Patron driven acquisition
Patron use of e-devices
Social media
User experience
Virtual services
Website analytics

Please submit your 150-200 word proposals for Steal This Idea sessions and poster presentations at:

Submission deadline is Monday, May 5, 2013 and notifications of acceptance will be emailed by Friday, May 17, 2013. Presenters receive complimentary registration to the summit.

Thank you,

The MSU LEETS Programming Committee

MSU LEETS Co-Chairs: Pattye Archer (, Karen Davidson (, and Mary Ann Jones (

CFP - Sixteenth Distance Library Services Conference

Inspire and challenge those who provide library services at a distance by
sharing your research, ideas and best practices at the Distance Library
Services Conference!

Central Michigan University’s Global Campus Library Services welcomes
proposal submissions for the Sixteenth Distance Library Services Conference to
be held in Denver, CO, April 23-25, 2014. The DLS Conference is an opportunity
to present your research, knowledge and experience on issues related to
providing library services to those who are teaching and learning at a

As practices that are effective in distance learning become increasingly
applicable to any library environment, the information and networking
opportunities offered by the DLS Conference can benefit all librarians,
educators and administrators who are interested in expanding their reach beyond
the physical campus.

To learn more about the conference and submitting a proposal, please visit

Eligible presenters can also enter to win the Conference Award, which includes
free conference registration:

The deadline for proposal and Conference Award submissions is June 10, 2013.

We hope to see you in Denver in 2014!

FREE webinar - The Preservation of Family Photographs: Here, There and Everywhere

ALCTS webinar: The Preservation of Family Photographs: Here, There and Everywhere

Date: April 23, 2013
All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Description: This presentation will offer basic guidance on the care and preservation of family photographs from 19th-century tintypes to contemporary color prints. The webinar will address the fundamental physical and chemical properties of photographic print and negative materials, including albums and scrapbooks, and the causes and mechanisms of their deterioration. Strategies for preservation, such as proper handling, storage and display techniques, will be shared.

This webinar is offered for free to celebrate Preservation Week.

ALCTS thanks Archival Products for sponsoring this webinar and supporting Preservation Week.

Learning outcomes: Upon completion of the session, attendees will better understand:
• Basic characterization and identification of albumen, silver gelatin, and chromogenic color print materials, and film base negatives
• Agents of deterioration for photographic materials
• Storage and exhibition practices
• Handling guidelines
• Prioritization for preservation

Who should attend? Anyone responsible for the preservation of family or other photographic holdings and collections and interested in the preservation of our global photographic heritage.

Presenter: Debra Hess Norris is Chair of the Art Conservation Department at the University of Delaware, and Professor of Photograph Conservation.

Since 1985, Norris has authored more than 30 articles and book chapters on care and treatment of photographic materials, emergency response, ethics, and conservation education; and taught more than 100 workshops and seminars for conservators and allied professionals. Norris has lectured and consulted on the preservation of photographic collections worldwide.

Registration Fees:  Free.

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

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or