Sunday, September 29, 2013

FREE webinar - Academic Libraries Valuable Role in Financial Literacy Education

Academic Libraries Valuable Role in Financial Literacy Education
Free Webinar: September 30 (1:00PM Central Time)

This free webinar is an ACRL Springboard Event in partnership with RUSA BRASS and the ALA Chapter Relations Office

ACRL President Trevor A. Dawes will lead a discussion on the need for academic libraries to get involved in financial literacy education. Current successful efforts from across the country will be highlighted, including a presentation from Shana Gass, Towson University, on how academic libraries can participate in Money Smart Week @ your library, April 5-12, 2014.

Chris LeBeau, past Chair of the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), will provide information about the new RUSA-BRASS IMLS grant to develop guidelines for financial literacy programming as well as provide you with some current resources for financial literacy education.

For more information, and to register

Fellowship - NLM

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is accepting applications for its Associate Fellowship program, a one-year training program for recent MLS graduates and librarians early in their career.

The Fellowship: curriculum and projects
In the first half of the year, a formal curriculum offers exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of NLM’s web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of library operations.

The September through August program also offers professional development and an introduction to the wider world of health sciences librarianship that may include:
·         Supported attendance at national professional conferences, often including the Medical Library Association’s annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting and others
·         Additional brown bags, seminars, field trips, attendance at a Pow-Wow and learning opportunities available on the National Institutes of Health campus
·         Opportunities to meet and interact with senior management at the National Library of Medicine
·         Experienced preceptors from National Library of Medicine staff
·         Potential to compete for a second year fellowship at a health sciences library in the United States

The Fellowship offers:
·         A stipend equivalent to a U.S. Civil Service salary at the GS-9 level ($51,630 in 2013)
·         Additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance
·         Some relocation funding

Who is eligible?
All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2014.  Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply.  Priority is given to U.S. citizens.

Applications and additional information are available on the Web  Application deadline isFebruary 4, 2014.   Between 4 and 7 fellows will be selected for the program.

Feel free to contact Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301-435.4083 or


CFP - Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian

Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian is now accepting manuscript submissions
for volume 33(2). The submission deadline is December 13, 2013.

B&SS Librarian is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal focusing on all aspects of
behavioral and social sciences information with emphasis on librarians,
libraries and users of social science information in libraries and information
centers including the following subject areas:
Communication Studies
Criminal Justice
Ethnic Studies
Political Science
Social Work
Women's Studies

And including the following areas of focus:
Publishing trends
User behavior
Public service
Indexing and abstracting
Collection Development and evaluation
Library Administration/management
Reference and library instruction
Descriptive/critical analysis of information resources

Please consider Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian as the journal for your

The journal's website includes Instructions to Authors at:

Please send all submissions and questions to the editor at:


Lisa Romero
Editor, Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian
Head, Communications Library
Associate Professor
University of Illinois
122 Gregory Hall
810 S. Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801

CFP - Reference Reviews

Reference Reviews (an Emerald journal) is seeking articles for publication in 2013-2014. These articles should focus on reference sources (as opposed to reference processes). Topic examples include, but are not limited to:
1.  An overview or annotated bibliography of a particular type of reference source (eg, bibliographies) or resources within a particular subject field
2.  A comparative review of two or more sources in a particular subject area
3.  A viewpoint article about a range of resources or type of resource
4.  Any other type of article which has as its focus a discussion of reference sources 
Articles which are international in scope are particularly desirable. The word count is 1500 minimum, 2500 average, but can be significantly longer if necessary for topic coverage.
If you're interested in writing one of these articles, have questions about a possible topic, or would like further information, please contact me at
More information about the journal can be found here:
Internet Editor, Reference Reviews

Call for Proposals: Symposium 2014

Call for Proposals: Symposium 2014
Eastern Illinois University's Historical Administration Program Association (EIU HAPA) invites your ideas and expertise for its 37th annual symposium, to be held April 11-12 in Charleston, Illinois. Consider joining keynote speaker Doug Reside, Digital Curator for the Performing Arts at New York Public Library, as we gather to discuss Digital Humanities and the ways museums, archives, and similar cultural institutions can combine new technologies with traditional methods to reach an increasingly "digitized" audience. EIU HAPA welcomes session, workshop, panel, and roundtable proposals through December 31, 2013. Applicants will be notiļ¬ed of proposal status in January.
For more information or to request a proposal form, contact Saige Jedele, HAPA Vice President, at or (810) 223-8448. You may also email a tentative program title, brief description, and the names and contact information of the proposer(s), moderator(s), or suggested presenter(s).
Complimentary symposium registration (including breakfast and lunch) for Saturday, April 12 will be provided for presenters, moderators, and panel participants.

CFP - Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians

Theme:  Local Talent, Global Impact
Place:  Ohio University Inn, Athens, Ohio
Dates:  May 28-30, 2014

Library technical services staff will impact the 21st century. Staff are called upon to be resourceful, innovative, and transformative. Positive efforts at the local level make a definitive difference.

The OVGTSL 2014 Conference will showcase the local talent at academic, public, special libraries, and archives and provide a forum for thought-provoking discussion.

What impacts have you been making in library technical services? The Conference Program Committee invites presentation submissions in all areas related to library technical services including acquisitions, cataloging, electronic resources, digital initiatives, archives, and preservation.

Proposals on recent research, emerging trends, or those that showcase new tools, services and projects are encouraged.  Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
·        Emerging roles for technical services departments and staff
·        Staff management, training, and transformation
·        Metadata creation, reuse and interoperability
·        Digital libraries, projects and repositories
·        Cataloging projects, practices and innovations
·        Acquisitions projects, practices and innovations
·        Archival and special collections metadata and preservation
·        Collection management and collection sharing
·        Discovery and access
·        Linked data publishing and applications

Standard sessions will be 50 minutes in length, including time for questions. Proposals for presentations, workshops and panel sessions will be considered in addition to specific proposals to lead sessions in non-traditional formats such as lightning rounds and unconferences.

Please use the online form at to submit proposals by November 4, 2013.   Presenters will be notified of proposal acceptance by the end of January 2014.  Inquiries may be sent to

We hope to see you in May 2014 as a presenter at OVGTSL!
--The OVGTSL 2014 Conference Planning Committee

The Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians (OVGTSL) was founded in 1924 and draws its members primarily from the states of Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. The annual conference rotates among these three states on a regular basis.  Membership, conference attendance and presentation opportunities are open to anyone interested in library technical services.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Care of Collections Workshop: Paper

Care of Collections Workshop: Paper
Pre-conference workshop at the Western Museums Association Annual Meeting
in Salt Lake City, UT

The Balboa Art Conservation Center (BACC) is pleased to present "Care of
Collections: Paper" as a pre-conference workshop on Wednesday, October

Location:  Hilton Salt Lake City Center, 255 South West Temple
Date:  Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Time:  8:30am - 4:30pm
Cost:  $35

Description:  Topics addressed in this informative workshop focus on the
specific needs of paper-based collections and will include the nature of
paper, environmental issues, storage and display considerations, as well
as the basics of remedial care.  Participants will learn how to make
material choices for storage housing and enclosures including
understanding how these materials affect the storage microenvironment.
Workshop exercises and demonstrations encompass understanding catalogue
descriptions for the purchase of supplies and introductory remedial care
methods.  For more information visit  All are welcome!

Instructors:  Janet Ruggles, Chief Conservator of Paper, and Stephanie
Jewell, Assistant Conservator of Paper, Balboa Art Conservation Center

Registration:  Please register at the Registrars Committee Western Region
website at  Advance registration is required.

CFP - Archiving 2014

IS&T is pleased to announce the release of the Archiving 2014 Call for Papers.  The deadline for submitting presentation abstracts for Archiving 2014 to be held May 13-16, 2014 in Berlin, Germany is December 2, 2013.  A PDF of the Call for Papers can be found at

Please note carefully the new submission rules and templates that can be found at

The IS&T Archiving Conference brings together a unique community of imaging novices and experts from libraries, archives, records management, and information technology institutions to discuss and explore the expanding field of digital archiving and preservation. Attendees from around the world represent industry, academia, governments, and cultural heritage institutions. The conference 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 the field. Archiving 2014 is a blend of invited focal papers, keynote talks, and refereed oral and interactive display presentations. Prospective authors

Proposed program topics include:
·         Preservation of Digital Assets
  • Web harvesting and archiving
  • Migration of digital content
  • Managing privacy rights for digital information
  • Preserving e-Government information
  • Innovative projects and activities
  • Capacity building, continuing education, and professional development

·         Technical Processes and Workflow
  • Distributed preservation models
  • Automated metadata generation during image capture
  • Cooperative partnerships for digitization and archiving
  • Authenticating digitized government and legal information
  • Innovative approaches to digitization, including multispectral scanning
  • Applications of crowd sourcing and share economy

·         Digital Curation
  • Cost models for digital archiving and long-term preservation
  • Digital forensics and data recovery
  • Managing databases and large data sets
  • Employing metadata as a curation strategy
  • Detection of manipulated image/video content
  • Storage media and systems, including cloud storage
Please feel free to contact me with any questions. We hope to see you there.
Best regards,
Diana Gonzalez
IS&T Conference Program Manager
703/642-9090 x 106

Conference Scholarship for Students - USAIN

Conference Scholarship for Students

Attention USAIN Members:
The USAIN Awards Committee is pleased to announce we are now accepting applications for our biennial conference scholarship for library school students. We look forward to hearing from you!

One $1000.00 scholarship to be applied to the cost of attending the USAIN 2014 conference is available to a student interested in pursuing a career in the field of agricultural information.  The conference will be held May 4 - 7, 2014 at University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont.

To apply, send a cover letter including name, address, e-mail address, and phone number, along with information about the program of study you are undertaking and a brief explanation of why you are interested in attending the USAIN conference or how agricultural information fits into your career plans.
Also, submit a typed essay on a separate page or pages.  The essay should be double-spaced, no more than 750 words, and address the 2014 conference theme: “Sustainable Agriculture: Stewardship of our Information Ecosystem.”
Additional conference information is available at  

Essays will be judged on the basis of thoughtfulness, quality of writing, and adherence to application guidelines as described above.  Submitted essays will not be returned.
A check will be presented to the recipient at the USAIN Awards ceremony at the Conference. USAIN reserves the right to withhold the awards if there are no suitable applicants.
Deadline is December 15, 2013.
Scholarship recipients will be notified by February 14, 2014.
Send the cover letter and essay via email to:
Valrie Minson
Outreach Librarian for Agricultural Sciences
Marston Science Library| University of Florida
444 Newell Rd.
Gainesville, Florida 32611
Thank you for your interest in the USAIN Scholarships.
USAIN Awards Committee 2013-2014
Valrie Minson (Chair), University of Florida; Brad Brazzeal, Mississippi State University;
Livia Olsen, Kansas State University; Suzanne Reinman, Oklahoma State University; Amy Shannon, University of Nevada

Scholarship - International Librarianship

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is accepting applications for the Rovelstad Scholarship in International Librarianship for 2014.  The scholarship provides for a student of library and information science to attend the World Library and Information Congress of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). For more information and application instructions, go to the following link:

FREE webinar - Trends, Tools, and Tactics for Better Library Design

Trends, Tools, and Tactics for Better Library Design
Date: Thursday, October 3, 2013
Time: 3:00 pm EST
Duration: 60 min
Join us on Thursday, October 3 at 3:00 pm EST for a webcast presentation and discussion with Elliot Felix of brightspot Strategy. A library design expert, Felix will share his perspectives on the latest trends, tools, and tactics. As the founder and director of brightspot, Elliot has played a major role in the design of the new Hunt Library at North Carolina State University. He also co-conceived and participated in the development of the Learning Space Toolkit.

This is a free event. To learn more and register click here:

Webinar attendees will receive a Blended Librarian Online Learning Community badge to document their participation in this learning event.

FREE Webinar “So you’re thinking of upgrading your ILS”.

Information for attending the CARL Webinar “So you’re thinking of upgrading your ILS”.

The webinars will take place on Wednesday, October 9 from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Pacific Time and Wednesday, October 16, from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Both sessions will be recorded so if you are unable to make either or both, you will be able to watch them at a later date. Information on how to access the archived sessions will be sent out after the webinars have been recorded.

No prior registration is required for the webinar. Information on how to log into the sessions via CCC Confer is listed below. Please note that there are two different codes for dialing in, one code is for October 9th the other code is for October 16th. Please note that the system can only handle 300 telephone lines. If multiple people from your institution are planning on participating, please consider watching and dialing in together if you have a speaker phone. You can also use VOIP; this option does not have a limit on how many people can participate.

Once again the three Panelists for Wednesday October 9 are
•  Pearl Ly, Interim Assistant Dean, Library Services, Pasadena City College. PCC switched from ExLibris’s Voyager to OCLC Worldshare
•  Dana M. Miller, Head of Metadata and Cataloging, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, University of Nevada Reno,  UNR upgraded from Innovative’s Millennium to Sierra
•  Jennifer D. Ware, Acquisitions Librarian, California State University, Sacramento, CSUS switched from Innovative’s Millennium to ExLibris’s Alma

The four Panelists for Wednesday October 16 are
•  Rogan Hamby, Managers Headquarters Library and Reference Services, York County Library Systems, South Carolina; Operations Manager, SCLENDS, a 19 library consortium, migration project manager. Most libraries switched from Horizon, TLC and Unicorn to Evergreen
•  Janel Kinlaw, Broadcast Librarian, National Public Radio, NPR’s Library upgraded from Techlib to Collective Access
•  George Williams, Access Services Manager, Latah County Library District, Idaho, their 52 library consortium switched from ExLibris’s Voyager to Koha.
•  Merrillene Wood, Interim Library Director, Western Nebraska Community College, WNCC switched from Follett Destiny as an individual entity to a statewide KOHA consortium (Pioneer)

Login information for the October 9th and 16th Sessions
Test Your Computer Readiness

> Dial your telephone conference line: 913-312-3202 or (888) 886-3951
> Cell phone users dial: 913-312-3202
> Enter passcode: 169219 for Wednesday, October 9. Enter passcode: 969692 for Wednesday, October 16.
> Click the Participant Log In button under the Webinars logo
> Locate your meeting and click Go (CARL Webinar-So you’re thinking of upgrading your ILS)
> Fill out the form and click connect

*0 - Contact the operator for audio assistance
*6 - Mute/unmute your individual line

ALA conference travel grant

ALA conference travel grant 

The Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant is awarded by the ALCTS Preservation and Reformatting Section to provide librarians and paraprofessionals new to the preservation field with the opportunity to attend a professional conference and encourages professional development through active participation at the national level. The grant is to be used for airfare, lodging, and registration fees to attend the ALA Annual Conference.

Criteria for selection:
  • Have five or fewer years of experience in the field of library and archives preservation.
  • Currently work as a librarian or paraprofessional within a library or archives preservation department or who has preservation responsibilities within their institution, or a person currently enrolled in a preservation-related graduate program.
  • Recommendations from colleagues.
  • Express desire as stated in a short essay (up to 500 words) on the following theme: How would receiving the Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant further your professional development goals?
  • Willingness to participate in designated conference events:
    • Work with a member of the jury to identify relevant programs and interest group sessions to attend.
    • Attend the Preservation Administration Interest Group Meeting.
    • Attend a least one PARS discussion group meeting.
  • Submit a summary of the recipient’s conference experience to theALCTS Newsletter Online no later than 30 days after the conference.
  • Members of the sponsor or its affiliated organizations are not eligible.

Nominations and applications shall include:
  • Name, address, phone number, and email address of the nominee and nominating party or applicant
  • Letter of application or nomination
  • Two letters of recommendation from professional colleagues who know the candidate and his/her work
  • A resume or curriculum vitae
  • A short essay (up to 500 words) on the following theme: How would receiving the Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant further your professional development goals?

Send nominations and applications via email to the award jury chair, Liz
Deadline for nominations and applications is December 1.

Workshops - Preserving Historic Photos, Caring for Historic Scrapbooks

WKU Special Collections<> in Bowling Green, Kentucky is hosting two workshops:

Preserving Historic Photos with Gary Albright - Friday, October 18, 9 am - 3 pm - $100

Caring for Historic Scrapbooks with Jennifer Teper - Saturday, October 19 - 9 am - 12 pm - $50

Registration Form:

> for more information.

Suellyn Lathrop
WKU Archivist

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Internship- 2014 ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award

Call for Applications: 2014 ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award

Please share with current students and recent graduates of graduate programs in
library science, art history, architectural history, architecture, studio art or museum studies.

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) is now accepting applications for the 2014 Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award.

The Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award provides financial support for students preparing for a career in art librarianship or visual resources curatorship. The amount of the award is $2,500 and is given to the selected recipient to support a period of internship in an art library or visual resources collection.

The deadline for applications is October 31, 2013.

For detailed information about the award and application instructions please see the ARLIS/NA website:

ARLIS/NA Internship Award Sub-Committee
Amy Ballmer (chair)
Bailey Diers
Philip Dombowsky
Gina Solaris
Traci Timmons

CFP - Online Northwest

Online Northwest Call for Proposals Now Open!
Online Northwest seeks proposals for 45-minute presentations, panel sessions, or hands-on workshops, as well as 5-minute lightning talks (panels and workshops are new presentation formats for Online Northwest – see details below).

Proposals on all topics relating to technology and libraries are considered, such as:

    Information discovery
    Mobile computing
    Shared ILS and consortial resources
    Linked data and the Semantic Web
    Cloud computing
    Virtual research environments
    User Experience Design
    Technology competencies
    MOOCs and open education
    Digital publishing and institutional repositories
Other topics related to technology in libraries are welcome!

The 2014 conference will be held Friday, February 7, 2014 at CH2M Hill Alumni Center, Corvallis, Oregon (on the Oregon State University campus). 2014 Call for Proposals ends October 14th , 2013.

For more information and to submit a proposal, please visit the NEW Online Northwest website at

Proposal Options

Presentations: 45 minute time slot for solo or co-presenters. Please remember to allow time for questions from the audience.

Workshops: A new session type for Online Northwest. This is a chance to discuss and accomplish a hands-on task, most likely with your audience participating using a laptop, tablet, or Smartphone. Consider the limitations: 45 minutes, a presentation computer, and wifi (with potentially limited bandwidth) for the audience. Please note what preparations or devices the audience should have with them in the notes field of the proposal form

Panel session: Invite professional colleagues to discuss a topic as a panel. To keep the conversation engaging and informative, consider inviting panelists with different perspectives on the topic. As the moderator, allow time for audience questions.

Lightning talks: An audience favorite! 5 minutes to blaze through a topic. Presentation slides are usually timed, but we are flexible as long as your talk ends within 5 minutes and is informative and engaging.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

FREE Online conference - LYRASIS Preservation Town Hall Series

We are excited to announce the LYRASIS Preservation Town Hall Series.  This is a forum to bring together libraries and other cultural heritage organizations to discuss methods for safeguarding and sustaining valuable collections. The LYRASIS Preservation Town Hall Series is hosted by LYRASIS and supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). These meetings provide an opportunity to learn about and share best practices, firsthand experiences, and helpful resources from experts in the community and your colleagues. All sessions will be FREE for participants.

The series will kick off with the Cooperative Community Emergency Response and Recovery Town Hall meeting, which will be held twice - first on October 8 at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA and then again on December 6 at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta, GA.  The Atlanta session will be a webcast live for participants who are unable to travel.

There are many examples throughout the United States of cultural heritage organizations working with emergency management agencies to create community-wide networks that support joint planning, response and recovery. These partnerships also foster emergency readiness amongst the individual members of the network. Regardless of whether the disaster affects just one building or multiple states, these networks have been successful. Yet, every network is unique. Individual communities have developed their networks in a variety of ways to address political, organizational, and geographic issues. These meetings will focus on how local planning can lead to successful regional disaster response and recovery efforts.

Featured speakers for the October 8 Town Hall at Temple University include:
Lori Foley, Vice President for Emergency Programs, Heritage Preservation
Michele Stricker, Deputy Director, New Jersey State Library
Mary Anne Farrell, Delaware Disaster Assistance Team (DDAT)
Alix Bentrud, Preservation Services Librarian, LYRASIS

Featured speakers for the December 6 Town Hall at Georgia Tech include:
Lori Foley, Vice President for Emergency Programs, Heritage Preservation
Christine Wiseman, Head, Digital Services Unit, Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center and Heritage Emergency Response Alliance - Atlanta,
Steering Committee
Mona K Vance, Archivist, Columbus-Lowndes Public Library
Alix Bentrud, Preservation Services Librarian, LYRASIS

Visit our Town Hall page  to learn more.

Click here for Cooperative Community Emergency Response and Recovery Town Hall.

To Register

Best Practices Exchange (BPE) conference

The 2013 Best Practices Exchange (BPE) conference will be coming to Salt
Lake City, Utah, *November 13-15, 2013*. We have an exciting program
planned about the preservation and access of electronic records, which is
still taking shape. If you would like to submit a session proposal, we have
extended the deadline to *September 30th*. We have also posted our program
schedule online at with sessions received to
date, so you can see what's in store at the conference (go to the
Registration page for further details). There are still slots to fill, so
don't be shy, and tell us what electronic records projects you've been up

It's time to register for the conference! Hotel reservations can be made at Reservations should be made by
October 19.

Don't forget to share the conference details with colleagues interested in
filmmaking and the digital materials that are produced in that process. Our
keynote speaker, Milt Shefter from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and
Sciences, will give a seminar (in addition to his keynote address) for BPE
attendees, independent filmmakers, film students, and instructors
discussing issues he outlined in his paper, *The Digital Dilemma: Strategic
Issues in Archiving and Accessing Digital Motion Picture
*This could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for filmmakers who may not
be familiar with digital preservation, but whose livelihood will likely be
impacted by it, to talk to such an expert.

Our other guest speaker, Bob Bennett, former U.S. Senator from the State of
Utah, will also share his insights about how the archival community can
advocate for its needs with the people who hold the purse strings.

Monday, September 16, 2013

*Free Seminar: Preservation, Storage, and Management of Moving Image Collections*

*Free Seminar: Preservation, Storage, and Management of Moving Image

The Center for the History of Psychology is pleased to announce a one-day
seminar on preservation and management of film-based collections.
Jean-Louis Bigourdan of the Image Permanence Institute will lead this
seminar to help students, faculty, and collecting institutions:

   - Identify film materials
   - Assess the vulnerability of film materials
   - Understand best practices in film preservation
   - Conduct collection evaluations using acid detection strips
   - Evaluate their collection needs through environmental monitoring
   - Understand how to control macroclimates and microclimates in film
   - Identify different options for implementing cold storage
   - Define the best storage strategy for their collection
   - Understand how to implement and monitor different storage strategies

*Where:* Center for the History of Psychology, The University of Akron, 73
College Street, Akron, OH 44325-4302

*When:* Friday, September 27, 2013 from 9am to 4pm.  Lunch break from Noon
- 1pm.

*Cost:* FREE

*RSVP:* By September 20, 2013 to Cathy Faye
*About the Workshop Leader*

*Jean-Louis Bigourdan* is a research scientist at the Image Permanence
Institute in Rochester, New York. He received his diploma in art
conservation from the Institut Fran?ais du Restauration des Oeuvres d'Art
in Paris. He is an international expert on film preservation and practical
strategies for managing film collections. He has studied the effect of
microenvironments on the stability of cellulose acetate photographic film,
the effect of cycling environmental conditions on library and archives
materials, and the preservation of magnetic tape collections. He conducts
collection surveys and consults on the implementation of cold storage.
Currently, he is involved in an NEH-funded education and training project
leading to the development of **, a web-based application for
the preservation of film materials.*

*This workshop was made possible by a National Endowment for the Humanities
Preservation Assistance Grant for Smaller Institutions.*

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Paid internship - Columbus Metropolitan Library

The Columbus Metropolitan Library has two openings for paid internships in the Local History & Genealogy Division. Positions will work with library specialists on digital collections and archival processing projects. See below for the job description. If you are interested, please apply online at:

This position serves to build the Local History and Genealogy programs by supporting staff in digitizing, creating metadata and processing of historical collections.

1.       Supports the library?s digitization efforts by creating descriptive information for digital images, scanning historical materials and editing images according to established standards.
2.       Assists library staff in doing accurate, in-depth research on historical topics.
3.       Assists with preservation efforts by maintaining Library collection by identifying and solving problems with Library materials; performing cleaning of Library materials; creating phase boxes for books, rehousing documents and placing photographs and slides into sleeves and creating finding aids for archival collections.
4.       Utilizes computer applications and Library equipment, maintains current knowledge of system wide and location specific procedures, processes, policies and operations. Utilizes e-mail, voicemail and other Library technology to maintain open channels of communication.

Interaction with staff, customers, agencies or vendors.

1.       Associate?s degree or one to three years? of formal training beyond high school.
2.       Ability to express self effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing.
3.       Ability to troubleshoot computer and office equipment.
4.       Acts with the customer in mind using information gained from interacting with the customers.  Meets the expectations and requirements of external and internal customers.  (Customer Focus)<>

1.       Progress toward a degree in library science, history or related field.
2.       Experience in museum or library science program with emphasis in archival work.
3.       Knowledge of Internet and database services, and library digital software such as  CONTENTdm or PastPerfect.
4.       Gathers information from appropriate sources and makes a decision.  Considers data, analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment in making sound decisions. (Decision Quality)<>
5.       Proficient in the knowledge and skills required to perform the job at a high level of performance.  (Functional/Technical Skills)<>
6.       Works hard and is energized by challenges. Seizes opportunities and acts upon them. (Action Oriented)<>
7.       Manages time effectively and efficiently.  Focuses time and effort on priorities and across a range of activities. (Time Management)<>
8.       Works well with staff and volunteers to help maintain a cooperative work environment. (Peer Relationships)<>

The following is the common technology used in this position and is not all inclusive.

Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and other Library related software applications.

No direct reports.

Frequency of travel: Rare.

May require driver?s license and personal vehicle. Periodic evening and weekend hours.

Work requires physical effort in the repetitive handling of materials or boxes and tools or equipment of up to 30 pounds in non-strenuous work positions and/or continual standing or walking at least 60% of the time.

The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms, libraries, and residences or commercial vehicles (e.g., use of safe workplace practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations and traffic signals, and/or working in moderate outdoor weather conditions).

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

Copyright ? 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004 by Robert W. Eichinger and Michael M. Lombardo.  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.  This work is derived from the FYI FOR YOUR IMPROVEMENT? Coaching and Development Guide developed and copyrighted by Robert W. Eichinger and Michael M. Lombardo for Lominger Limited, Inc.  Without the prior written permission of Lominger Limited, Inc., no part of this work may be used, reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means by or to any party outside of Columbus Metropolitan Library, except as required by law.
Columbus, Ohio, United States
11.88 - USD
Flexible schedule between 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. weekdays and/or Saturday. Must be available to work 12-16 hours weekly. This is a temporary position scheduled to close 12/21/2013.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

FREE webinar - “Digging into Databases”

Next up on American Libraries Live on Thursday, September 12, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern—“Digging into Databases” hosted by Marshall Breeding. Breeding will lead the expert panel in a discussion of how databases are changing and shaping the present and future of libraries. This interactive discussion will incorporate live audience questions and comments and cover a variety of topics, including:

• How libraries are addressing databases and electronic resources in the wake of budget cuts
• How discovery services impact databases
• The current state of database-related products and vendors
• How librarians are affected when vendors consolidate or go out of business
• The differences and similarities in the public and academic library worlds regarding databases

The panel includes:
• Marshall Breeding, consultant, editor of Smart Libraries Newsletter for ALA TechSource, and creator and editor of Library Technology Guides
• Michael Santangelo, Electronic Resources Coordinator, BookOps
• Meg White, Executive Director of Technology Services at Rittenhouse

With thanks to Rittenhouse Book Distributors—distributing the leading scientific, technical, and medical publishers—for generously sponsoring this episode.

Please join us for this free video broadcast, Thursday, September 12. To receive e-mail reminders, register at or just go to at the time of the event. If you’re unable to attend live, this event will be recorded and available at shortly after it concludes.

AL Live is the popular free streaming video broadcast from American Libraries, covering library issues and trends in real time as you interact with hosts via a live chat and get immediate answers to your questions. With the help of real-time technology, it’s like having your own experts on hand. Find out more, including how to catch upcoming episodes, at .

Upcoming AL Live broadcasts include:

October 10, 2013: International Libraries: A View from Friends Across the Pond

November 14, 2013: Tablets and Mobile Applications

January 9, 2014: The Future of Libraries

CFP - Society of Southwest Archivists

Did you miss the SAA conference in New Orleans? Or did you attend and wish you could go back? Well, here's your chance!

The Society of Southwest Archivists & the Southern Archives Conference are holding a joint annual meeting in the Crescent City May 27-31, 2014.

The Program Committee is currently soliciting conference sessions proposals with the deadline of November 27, 2013.

The form for submissions is available here:

This year's conference theme is "Casting a Wide Net," and we are eager for session presentations on a wide range of topics. Some suggested session themes are:

·       Museum archives

·       Oral History collections

·       Film archives/collections

·       Public History programs

·       Archival Educators

·       Records Management

·       Religious archives/collections

·       Small historical societies

·       Appraisers / agents / sellers

·       Intellectual property issues

·       Facilities / buildings / shelving [moving collections; space management]

·       County records

·       Military archives/collections

We welcome traditional conference sessions consisting of 3 presenters + a chair to moderate, as well as more informal panel discussions.

And this year we are hoping to try something new and have a "boot camp" thread throughout the conference. These sessions would be led by one or two presenters and would provide a more in-depth focus on a particular topic. The idea is to provide a "how to" type experience for attendees that includes issues, trends, and tips. Suggested themes for these sessions include:

·       Recruiting & training volunteers

·       Strategic planning

·       Mobile archives

·       Crowd-funding and other trends in development

·       Disaster planning

·       Archives job hunt

·       Exhibition planning

·       Succession planning in archives

·       Marketing & branding

·       Publishing in the archives field

·       Friends groups & advisory boards

We hope that you will consider submitting a session proposal on one of these, or other, topics.

Webinar - Funding for Historical Records

The Friends of California Archives and the California State Archives are
presenting a two-part webinar on Funding for Historical Records on
October 3 and October 4, 2013 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. both days, Pacific
daylight time.

Taught by an experienced instructor, this workshop will provide
information on:

*         Grants and how they work

*         The importance of planning

*         Sources of funding for historical records

*         Matching your needs with grant agency resources

*         Writing the perfect proposal

*         How grants are evaluated

*         Managing a successful grant

*         Developing your own grant

To register for the webinar, send your name, name of organization, phone
number, and email address to:

Cost for the webinar is $50.00 per person. Send cash or check payable to
"Friends of California Archives" to:

Friends of California Archives

c/o Sherrie Lujan

1020 O Street

Sacramento, CA 95814

Registration is confirmed only upon receipt of full payment.
Registration deadline is September 27, 2013.

For further information about the webinar, contact:


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Grant - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is pleased to announce its new Gladys Krieble Delmas Visiting Scholar Program, created through a generous gift from the foundation of the same name, which seeks to encourage research in the collections of the Rock Hall's Library and Archives. Applications are now being accepted for grants to fund travel by visiting scholars to the Library and Archives before September 2014. Grants will be in the amount of $1,000 per week for up to two weeks. Visiting Scholars may use their funds for transportation, housing, and other costs related to their Library and Archives visit and research. Teachers, graduate students, and postdoctoral and independent scholars are encouraged to apply, with preference given to applicants residing outside Northeast Ohio. Review of applications will begin on Monday, October 7.

For application instructions and more information about the Gladys Krieble Delmas Visiting Scholar Program, please visit

For more information regarding the Rock Hall's Library and Archives and its collections, please visit