Friday, March 28, 2014 Upcoming Webinars Join your colleagues for an online presentation and conversation in one of these upcoming live online events. All you need to participate is a computer, an internet connection and either the ability to hear sound through your computer or a telephone. Unless otherwise noted, these Webinars are free of charge and open to anyone in the library field, however some Webinars may be specific to Texas. See our FAQ for more general information about our Webinars or click the Webinar title (below) for specific information related to that Webinar. A quick registration button is provided for each Webinar for your convenience. Don't miss our archive of previously recorded events and please email us with any questions. Legend: SBEC logo= These Webinars qualify for SBEC credit for school librarians, SBEC provider number #500799. Date/Time (Central Time) Description/Registration Apr 15 & Apr 22 2014 2-3pm CDT Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library (Two-part Webinar Series) Part 1, April 15 Part 2, April 22 Adapted from a National Network of Libraries of Medicine workshop of the same name, this two-part Webinar series will teach you the basics of providing consumer health information at your library. Cheryl Rowan (Consumer Health Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region) will provide an overview of the evolution of consumer health and then focus in on health literacy and the e-patient. Participants will be equipped with knowledge of top consumer health sites, e-patient resources, collection development core lists, and consumer health ethics. As this is such an essential topic for libraries, staff are encouraged to view these webinars in groups. A hands-on exercise will be provided during part one and participants will be encouraged to complete it (along with fellow library staff, if applicable) prior to attending part two, when the answers to the exercise will be discussed. More info... 2 TSLAC CE hours total (1 TSLAC CE hour per session) Apr 29 2014 2-3:30pm CDT Apps for iPads in the Children’s Department Register This webinar will introduce selection criteria, review sources, and outstanding early literacy and early math and science Apps for iPads, including Spanish and multi-lingual Apps. Today’s children are growing up surrounded by technology and using tablets comes naturally to them. Many libraries provide iPads and Apps in their children’s departments and incorporate Apps into their storytimes to help children develop early literacy, math, science, and technology skills. Apps provide valuable early learning experiences and introduce concepts and technology in a developmentally appropriate manner. Our nation is committed to early learning as a national priority essential to our economic and civic future. Libraries play a significant role in providing early learning experiences that build a child’s brain, fuel a love of learning, and contribute to success in learning to read, in school, and in life. Join Christine McNew, independent library consultant and children's services expert, for this engaging webinar. More info... 1.5 TSLAC CE hours (SBEC eligible, provider #500799) Technical Requirements and other FAQs We (TSLAC) use the GoToWebinar web conferencing software for our Webinars. For more information on technical requirements and answers to other frequently asked questions, please visit our Webinar FAQs Page. Please note that some Webinars listed here may be offered by other providers (ALA TechSource, for example) and thus may require alternate technical specifications for access.

FREE webinars - Webjunction Show details APR 3 03 April 2014 The Online Learner: Sinking or Swimming? A webinar in collaboration with ALA's Learning Round Table focused on putting the "learner at the center" of continuing education and training. Venue: Webinar Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time [UTC -4] Register to attend More info Show details APR 23 23 April 2014 Digital Literacy: Libraries Respond to Community Needs In this webinar, learn about curricula, resources, and tools to support your library's efforts in helping people attain new digital literacy skills. Venue: Webinar Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time [UTC -4] Register to attend More info Show details MAY 8 08 May 2014 Reference Services: Tried, True, and New This webinar will explore both traditional and emerging approaches to library reference, addressing changing patron needs and with varied information resources and formats. Venue: Webinar Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time [UTC -4] Register to attend More info Show details MAY 22 22 May 2014 Transforming Library Space for Community Engagement A webinar rethinking how library spaces can be configured to enhance and expand community engagement in the digital age. Venue: Webinar Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time [UTC -4] Register to attend More info Show details MAY 28 28 May 2014 Health Happens in Libraries: Technology Planning for eHealth In this Health Happens in Libraries webinar, learn how public libraries can leverage their technology infrastructure to better serve the health information needs of patrons.
Call for Proposals: Great Lakes E-Summit: Delivering Information vs. Collection Building Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center, Oregon, OH, September 22-23, 2014 We are asking for your proposals for the fourth annual Great Lakes E-Resources Summit. Our theme this year is delivering information vs. collection building and we are inviting proposals for fifty minute sessions that address the following topics. 1) Just in Time Acquisitions - An in depth discussion of PDA, DDA, and other programs designed to deliver information to the user on demand rather than provide service using materials previously acquired by the library. We welcome proposals about your library’s PDA program, what has worked or what has not worked well, as well as more theoretical discussions of the costs and benefits of just in time information service for libraries. 2) Navigating the Marketplace for Electronic Resources – We welcome proposals regarding how your library controls or addresses costs for electronic resources. How have electronic resources changed the collection development policy or polices at your library? Is an allocation formula used for part or the library’s materials budget? How are freely available electronic resources included or not in your library’s collection/services? How does your library work with consortia to pursue discounts or find other ways to reduce the cost of electronic resources? 3) Analytics and Assessment of Electronic Resources – We welcome proposals regarding how your library uses data, including but not limited to usage statistics, to determine how to acquire electronic resources. How do you assess the value of your library’s electronic collection to the user? Who manages the assessment process of electronic resources in your library? We welcome proposals about specific tools, techniques, workflows, and organizational structures relevant to the data driven assessment of electronic resources. Please submit your proposal by May 2, 2014. Questions? For more information: Or you may also contact with questions.

FREE webinar - Copyright

Copyright Conundrum Thursday, April 10, 2014 2:00pm Eastern | 1:00pm Central | 12:00pm Mountain | 11:00am Pacific Copyright ConundrumCopyright issues pose many challenges for librarians. In an era when we rely increasingly on electronic materials while still making use of traditional resources, our picture of rights and responsibilities can get cloudy. In April's AL Live, a panel of experts will discuss challenges and offer strategies to help you navigate copyright in this rapidly evolving area. Please tune in Thursday, April 10 at 2 p.m. Eastern for this free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home, library or on-the-go. Our April panel is: Rebecca Butler, author of Copyright for Teachers and Librarians in the 21st Century and Professor in the Department of Educational Technology, Research, and Assessment, College of Education, Northern Illinois University Sandra Aya Enimil, Head of the Copyright Resources Center at The Ohio State University Library Carrie Russell, , author of Complete Copyright for K–12 Librarians and Educators and Director, Program on Public Access to Information, ALA Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) Laura Quilter, Copyright and Information Policy Librarian at the UMass Amherst Libraries Don't miss this episode! You can pre-register here or go to on April 10 at 2pm EST to view (pre-registration is not required). REGISTER TODAY! American Libraries Live Free, interactive, streaming video broadcasts discussing trends and exploring industry issues
Take Risks, Embrace Change! The Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians October 17, 2014 Call for Proposals Building on the success of previous conferences, the fourth “Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians” will explore how librarians exhibit entrepreneurship by taking risks and implementing change. The conference goal is twofold: to inspire entrepreneurial action among librarians and to create a community among those who do. This year the conference is collaborating with the Journal of Library Innovation which will publish selected conference papers in a theme issue. The conference will be held at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library on the campus of Wake Forest University on October 17, 2014. It is sponsored by the libraries at Wake Forest University and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The conference provides a mix of conference-wide sessions, contributed papers and posters. We seek presentations and posters from librarians and information professionals about projects related to the conference theme. Topics may include but are not limited to: Innovative approaches that incorporate entrepreneurship New program or solution that made a difference in your library or community Initiatives that created a culture of change and risk taking External forces that influenced the need or impetus for change New programs with limited or dwindling funding Measurement of outcomes that led to beneficial change Assessment of needs and accomplishments Presentation Formats: Proposals are sought for two formats: One-hour break-out sessions with 45 minutes for presenting and 15 minutes for Q&A. These may be panels or single presenters. Proposals should include an abstract of no more than 250 words. Proposals should indicate if the author intends to submit an article based on the presentation to the Journal of Library Innovation (, which is devoting a theme issue to the conferences. Because article submissions will be peer reviewed, presentation at the conference does not guarantee publication in the journal. Poster sessions. Proposals should include an abstract of no more than 50 words. Submit ( your proposal here! Presenters will be expected to register for the conference. Submission Deadline: Proposals will be accepted until April 15, 2014. Notification of decisions will be by May 30, 2014. For more information see the conference website ( or contact: Mary Scanlon Kathy Crowe
The MIT Libraries is pleased to invite applications for two two-year Library Fellow positions. Any assistance you may provide in posting the positions to your school’s websites, linking to the postings, or forwarding this message to the appropriate office at your school would be much appreciated. PDFs of the postings are attached. These may also be found at on the MIT Libraries website: Library Fellow for Digital Archives Library Fellow for Research Data Management

FREE webinar - Interviewing Tips to Get a Job

The New Professionals Section of LLAMA is passing along this great opportunity for students who are on the job market. If you or your student association is interested in hosting an in-person event related to this webinar, NPS may be able to put you in touch with local LLAMA members who would be willing to participate. Please contact the LIS Programs Outreach and Services Team leaders Bethany Tshcaepe ( and Zara Wilkinson ( for more information about this opportunity. Free LLAMA Webinar Presents Interviewing Tips to Get a Job The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Interviewing Tips to Get a Job” on Wed., April 9, 2014, from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM (Central Time). This free webinar will help prepare participants for interviewing and offer insight into the interviewing process from the employer's viewpoint. It will include examples of interviewing behavior and questions/answers to illustrate how to best prepare for impressing potential employers. By the end of this webinar participants will: · Understand what interviewers desire in a candidate · Know how to prepare for different types of interviews (phone, video, in-person) · Know what to do and not do on interview day · Learn how to follow up after the interview Presenter Sharon Holderman is the Coordinator of Public Services at Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee. Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

MARAC workshop

Workshop attendees do not have to be a MARAC (Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference) member nor does one need to attend the entire conference to register for a workshop. W4. Dating 19th-Century Portrait Photographs Half Day Workshop: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Cost: $45.00 Instructor: Gary D. Saretzky, Monmouth County Archives Old portrait photographs are often found without dates, but trained archivists can frequently estimate dates fairly precisely based on the type of photograph; sitter's identity and clothing; physical characteristics of the photo, including mounting styles and mount information; photographer; and other factors. The date may be needed by researchers, but it is also helpful for cataloging and to confirm identification of the subject. In this half-day workshop, the presenter will explain major types of 19th century photographic processes used for portraiture, indicate when they were popular, and teach techniques for dating photographs. Participants will learn how to use a micrometer to measure mounting board thickness. Slide presentations with several hundred examples will show dated cartes-de-visite, cabinet cards, and ferrotypes to help participants learn how the look of such images and their mounts evolved between the 1850s and 1900. The presenter will also bring vintage examples of the various processes and discuss how to identify and date them. After the lecture, participants will break up into pairs and try to date original examples using the micrometer and handouts with dating tips. The presenter will provide published references helpful for dating photographs and a bibliography of relevant publications and websites. Although not the main focus, the presenter will also provide guidance on the preservation of 19thcentury photographs. Participants may bring examples from their own collections for analysis and discussion. For registration information, and further information about the conference, please go to Also, feel free to contact the MARAC Administrator at the following: Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference Dickinson College P.O. Box 1773 Carlisle, PA 17013 Phone number 717/ 713-9973 Fax number 717/ 245-1439 E-mail:

MARAC workshop

W2. Project Management for Archival Processing Full Day Workshop: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Cost: $80.00 Instructor: Vincent Novara, University of Maryland This full-day workshop focuses on introductory techniques and common tools for project management. Workshop participants will learn how to establish, plan, implement, and execute archival projects, as well as define requirements, goals, and objectives. Attention will be given to strengthening prioritization skills and workflow planning as they pertain to processing projects executed by various levels of staffing. The workshop also pertains to interpretive projects such as exhibitions and digital initiatives. Furthermore, we will discuss how to apply these tools for the solo archivist. The day will feature a series of nine exercises in workbooks provided by the instructor, as well as a separate workbook of sample documents. A PowerPoint presentation displays all relevant information. For registration information, and further information about the conference, please go to Also, feel free to contact the MARAC Administrator at the following: Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference Dickinson College P.O. Box 1773 Carlisle, PA 17013 Phone number 717/ 713-9973 Fax number 717/ 245-1439 E-mail:

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

George Blood Audio/Video/Film paid internship

George Blood Audio/Video/Film 2014 Summer Internship George Blood Audio/Video/Film is offering a paid internship for summer 2014. Please see the announcement below and the enclosed flyer. George Blood Audio and Video is a leading provider of audiovisual and moving image preservation and digitization services. Every month our Philadelphia studio reformats over 10,000 hours of recordings on decaying and obsolete media to a variety of digital formats. Our clients consist of libraries, museums, archives and private collectors, both nationally and internationally. We take great pride in the reputation of our work to provide quality playback and digitization, while adhering to current preservation standards. Our staff work together in teams, with each member contributing years of experience and the particular strengths of their field, whether as a professional audio/video engineer, preservation specialist or service/technical professional. Our company also contributes to research in the field of preservation. For the summer of 2014, we will offer a six to eight week paid internship to a graduate student currently working towards a degree in archival science, preservation, library/information science, or a similar area of study. The intern will gain an understanding of the processes of audiovisual preservation reformatting, and have the opportunity to contribute to a particular area of preservation work of their choosing. The internship will result in a professional level project. Past interns have conducted preservation research and documentation, created shipping and storage guidelines, participated in conservation treatments of materials, and more. Candidates should submit a résumé, the names and contact information of two references, and a cover letter with a statement describing the applicant’s interest in audiovisual preservation, their goals for the internship, and a proposed project with a quantifiable result (ex. a report, a presentation, etc). The applicant should also include a preferred starting date and any possible scheduling conflicts. Interns typically work Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm (40 hrs/week). We take great care in interviewing prospective interns. Our goal is to make the internship a valuable experience for both parties. The intern will work directly with the Registrar/Preservation Administrator. Applicants should be prepared to discuss what aspects of audio and video preservation they wish to learn more about, and expect some give-and-take as we explore how those interests can be met within the day to day operations of our organization. Please be advised that interns will NOT be allowed to digitize client materials. Please submit your application no later than April 18th, 2014. Application materials should be sent to: Martha Horan Registrar George Blood Audio/Video/Film 21 West Highland Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19118 (215) 248-2100

Central New York Humanities Corridor Visiting Scholars Program

Call for Applications: Central New York Humanities Corridor Visiting Scholars Program The Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries, invites applications for the 2014 Central New York Humanities Corridor Visiting Scholars Program. This goal of this program is to attract scholarly attention to the rich primary sources held by member institutions: -Syracuse University (Special Collections Research Center, Belfer Audio Archive and University Archives) -Cornell University (Rare and Manuscript Collections and Kheel Center) -University of Rochester (Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation and Sibley Music Library) -Hamilton College (Special Collections) -Hobart and William Smith Colleges (Archives and Special Collections) -Skidmore College (Department of Special Collections) -St. Lawrence University (Special Collections and Vance University Archives) -Union College (Special Collections and Archives) This year, two grants of $2,500 each will be awarded. To be eligible, projects must draw upon the collections of at least two corridor institutions. Projects may also draw upon other regional repositories. Faculty and graduate students are encouraged to apply. Some of the Corridor's shared collection strengths include: -Abolitionism, for example, Frederick Douglass and Gerrit Smith -American religion, especially utopian communities and the "burned-over district" of upstate New York -Architecture and design, for example, Marcel Breuer, Russel Wright, Andrew Dickson White, and Claude Bragdon -Gender and sexuality, including Cornell's Human Sexuality Collection, the Grove Press Records, and the women's suffrage movement. -Modern literature, from T.S. Eliot and James Joyce to Joyce Carol Oates -Photography, including Andrew J. Russel and Margaret Bourke White. -Popular culture, from dime novels and pulp magazines to children's literature and broadcasting history -Music and sound media, especially the Belfer Audio Archive, the Sibley Music Library, and the Hip-Hop Collection at Cornell. Awardees are expected to spend at least ten days conducting research. (The amount of time spent at each institution need not be equal.) Towards the close of each visit, each awardee will give an informal presentation of their work at Syracuse University's Humanities Center. Information on previous winners and presentations can be found on SCRC's public programs webpage. The criteria for selection include: impact of the project on the humanities generally, the degree to which the identified collections support the research project, and the innovative use of primary source materials in research and publication. Applications should include the following elements: Narrative. The narrative should frame the overall scope of the project and detail its significance within the context of the applicant's discipline and the humanities generally. It should identify specific target collections from at least two corridor institutions. (3 pages) Project Timeline. This should include start and end dates for the project and the amount of time the scholar will spend at each institution. Applicants may wish to designate a "home base" and then detail how he or she will access other collections in the Corridor. (1 page) Curriculum Vita. (2 pages maximum) Letters of Support. (Maximum of 2. Please send with other application materials.) Please send completed applications no later than May 1, 2014. Barbara Brooker Assistant to the Senior Director Special Collections Research Center Syracuse University Libraries Applications will be evaluated by a selection committee composed of librarians and faculty from each Corridor institution. Grant recipients will be announced in late May 2014. Research visits may begin as early as June 2014 and must be completed no later than June 2015. The CNY Humanities Corridor The Mellon Central New York Humanities Corridor is a unique regional collaboration that focuses on seven different areas of research and humanistic inquiry. Each institution brings a vibrant and distinguished humanistic scholarly tradition to the collective work of the CNY Humanities Corridor. In the aggregate, the Corridor's programs bolster the relationships, productivity, and reciprocity common to the region's humanities community, as well as heightened visibility, enhancing public engagement in its activities. The initiative is today regarded as a highly visible scholarly presence in the region, if not nationally, as a new model of collaboration and resource-sharing that can also be adapted to other regions and inter-university partnerships.

Society of Ohio Archivists scholarships

The Society of Ohio Archivists (SOA) is pleased to announce four scholarships available to students (2 awards total in this category) and new archival professionals (2 awards total in this category) with three years or less experience in the workplace to attend their annual spring conference on May 16, 2014 at the OCLC Conference Center in Dublin, Ohio. The scholarship consists of conference registration (including lunch), a one year membership to SOA, and a $100 travel stipend. Awardees are required to write about their experience for publication in the Ohio Archivist newsletter. Applications should include the following information: * Applicant's name, mailing address, and e-mail address. * Students should list their school's name and academic program; * New professionals should list their employer and number of years working within the field; * Description about how the conference will benefit the applicant professionally; * Brief description of the applicant's scholarship and contribution to archives. This will be taken into consideration along with the applicant's number of years in the field or academic study; * Statement of the applicant's need for financial support to attend the conference; * Applications are due by March 28, 2014. Applications and inquiries can be sent via e-mail or mail to Devhra BennettJones. Email: Address: Lloyd Library, 917 Plum Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.

Monday, March 10, 2014

FREE - Preservation Town Hall

The Preservation Town Hall Series is hosted by LYRASIS and supported by a grant from 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 Accidental Digital Curator: Acquiring and Preserving Digital Archives​​ Town Hall meetings will be held twice - first on April 4th at Boston Public Library in Boston , MA , and then again on May 7th at Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) in Burr Ridge, IL. The RAILS session will be a webcast live for participants who are unable to personally attend the event. Cultural heritage institutions are beginning to acquire digital archives. They come from faculty and researchers, authors and artists, organizations and others. Along with this digital content comes the responsibility for identifying, extracting, describing, providing access to and preserving these important born-digital collections and these new digital curation responsibilities present some new challenges. The reality is that most collections arrive on a variety of hardware, implicitly invoking requirements for a variety of operating systems, hardware, software, and digital archaeology/forensics skills not available in most institutions. This is especially difficult for smaller institutions that may lack the infrastructure and support for open source options that have been created for managing digital content. This Town Hall meeting will open up the concepts and processes, and relay the lessons learned related to these challenging collections that all cultural heritage organizations will likely acquire within the next ten years. Featured speakers for the April 4th Town Hall at Boston Public Library are: Sasha Griffin, Digital Archivist, Luther College Gabriela Redwine, Digital Archivist, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University Erika Farr, Head of Digital Archives, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University Featured speakers for the May 7th Town Hall at RAILS are: Sam Meister, Digital Archivist, Assistant Professor, University of Montana Missoula Erika Farr, Head of Digital Archives, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University More speaker information coming soon. Visit our Town Hall page to learn more. Click here for The Accidental Digital Curator Town Hall. Digital/Pages/Preservation Services/Accidental-Digital-Curator.aspx To Register

Basics of Archives workshop

In association with the Friends of California Archives, the California State Archives is presenting a one-day Basics of Archives workshop in Fresno on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, from 8:30-4:00. The workshop will be held in Room 3212 of the Henry Madden Library on the campus of Fresno State University, 5200 North Barton Ave., Fresno, CA 93740. Taught by highly experienced professionals, the workshop will cover the fundamentals of archives management, including appraisal, acquisitions, collection development, arrangement and description, preservation, reference services, and public outreach. The course is intended for those who have some responsibility for the care and management of historical collections, but do not have any formal training. To register for the workshop, send your name, name of organization, email address, and phone number to Sherrie Lujan at Registration fee is $60.00 per person and includes all workshop handouts, a supply catalog, a guide to collections care, and a buffet lunch. Cash or checks payable to Friends of California Archives should be mailed to Basics of Archives Workshop, 1020 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. Sorry, but no credit cards are accepted at this time. Payment must be made in full prior to the workshop date. Registration is not confirmed until payment has been received. The registration deadline is April 8, 2014. For questions about the workshop, contact Laren Metzer at


Please see below for information about a free DC-area event, from the Library of Congress/IMLS/National Library of Medicine. Information is also available at, where additional speakers will be announced soon. -- LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, IMLS, AND NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE TO HOST NATIONAL DIGITAL STEWARDSHIP RESIDENCY SYMPOSIUM ON APRIL 8, 2014 On April 8, 2014, the inaugural cohort of National Digital Stewardship Residents will present a symposium entitled "Emerging Trends in Digital Stewardship" at the National Library of Medicine. The symposium will consist of panel presentations on topics including preserving social media and collaborative workspaces, open government and open data, and digital strategies for public and non-profit institutions. It will also feature a demonstration of BitCurator. The National Digital Stewardship Residency is an initiative of the Library of Congress and Institute of Museum and Library Services. It "provide(s) a robust, hands-on learning experience to complement graduate-level training and education. The inaugural cohort began their residency at Washington, D.C. area libraries, museums, and cultural institutions in September 2013. Ten residents are embedded in institutions around the area, each completing a project related to an aspect of digital preservation and stewardship. The NDSR program aims to "serve the American people by developing the next generation of stewards to collect, manage, preserve, and make accessible our digital assets." Further information about the program can be found here: All sessions will be held in the National Library of Medicine's Lister Hill Auditorium, on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Information about the Auditorium and host site is here: *The symposium is free and open to the public.* Pre-registration is encouraged. Program: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 8:30-9:30 Registration 9:30-9:45 Opening Remarks, George Coulbourne and Kris Nelson, Library of Congress 9:45-10:45 BitCurator Demonstration, Cal Lee, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science 11:00-noon Panel discussion on Social Media, Archiving, and Preserving Collaborative Projects 1:15-2:15 Panel discussion on Open Government and Open Data 2:45-3:45 Panel discussion on Digital Strategies for Public and Non-Profit Institutions For online registration, please go to: For symposium updates and logistical information, please go to: For all other information about the symposium, please contact Maureen Harlow at All are welcome.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Workshop - Historic Book Structures for Conservators

July 14 – August 15, 2014. Historic Book Structures for Conservators. Instructor: Jeff Pechey . To be held in Boston. This five-week class meets Monday – Friday each week at the Bookbinding Department of North Bennet Street School. Field trips are scheduled for some Fridays, and other Fridays will be open lab days. The course is designed to further develop basic bookbinding bench skills and to explore historic book structures in the context of the conservation of books as historic artifacts. Readings, research on book structures and bookbinding history, and creating models of historic structures are the basis of the course. Class presentations, short essays, a midterm and possible online publishing are required. The course is for students who are serious about bookbinding history and who are interested in further exploring conservation of books as cultural heritage. Class size is limited. Admission to the class is determined by application. Application requirements include a personal statement on the role of the class in your work, a portfolio of three-dimensional studio work that exhibits fine detail, and a recommendation (from a professional in the conservation or preservation field if possible). Students will need to supply their own hand tools. For workshop registration contact North Bennet Street School.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship

Applications open for 2014 FTRF Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship To apply, visit CHICAGO — The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) has opened applications for the 2014 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship, which will enable a library school student or new professional to attend ALA’s 2014 Annual Conference, held June 26-July 1 in Las Vegas, Nev. The goal of the Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship is to advance two principles that Conable held dear: intellectual freedom and mentorship. The scholarship provides for conference registration, transportation, housing for six nights and six days per diem. In return, the recipient will be expected to attend various FTRF and other intellectual freedom meetings and events at the conference, consult with a mentor/board member and present a report about their experiences. The recipient also will receive a one-year FTRF membership and will be invited, although not required, to provide daily updates about his or her experience on the Freedom to Read Foundation blog. The deadline for submitting an application for the 2014 Conable Scholarship is Friday, April 11; the award will be announced in late April. Who is eligible: Students currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited library and information studies degree program or an AASL-recognized master’s program in school librarianship and new professionals (those who are three or fewer years removed from receiving a library school degree) are eligible to receive the Conable Scholarship. Those interested must submit an application that includes two references and an essay detailing their interest in intellectual freedom issues. Applicants also are required to attach a résumé. If the recipient is already registered for ALA’s Annual Conference, he or she will have the conference fee refunded. To apply for the Conable Conference Scholarship, visit For more information, please contact Jonathan Kelley at (800) 545-2433, ext. 4226 or

online conference - Colorado Academic Library Association

The 2014 Colorado Academic Library Association's biennial Summit will be held completely online. Presenters from around the world are encouraged to take advantage of this golden opportunity (you can present in your pajamas - only you will know!) to share expertise related to the theme, "Educating in a World of Diversity." Please see the full call for presentation proposals here (including submission form):

Music Encoding Conference 2014

Dear colleagues, You are cordially invited to attend the Music Encoding Conference 2014, which will be held 20-23 May at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. The encoding of symbolic music data opens new research paths to traditional music studies (from editing to analysis) and computational musicology, and constitutes a foundational tool for music bibliography and librarianship. The quest for a coherent and universal system for the digital representation of music notation has been pursued for decades and the recent accomplishments of the Music Encoding Initiative have garnered a great deal of attention in a wide range of music scholarship and in the broader digital humanities. This conference aims to gather specialists in all the above areas, to discuss the current state of modeling, generation and use of music encoding, to exchange experiences, report on successful projects on major collections and composers, and to forge collaborations for future projects. The program opens on Tuesday, May 20th with a pre-conference day devoted to workshops/tutorials on MEI and its application to scholarly publication, followed by two days of papers and poster presentations covering various theoretical and practical issues in research and publishing, and a round-table on production and distribution of digital music editions. This year’s keynote speaker is Professor Tim Crawford, a performer and musicologist who has been active for years in promoting the use of technology in music research, now engaged in a major project funded by the British government "Transforming Musicology". The program is completed by a "Hack Day" on Friday, May 23: an opportunity for everyone interested in using and improving MEI — developers, librarians, musicologists, editors, publishers — to investigate the topics they're most interested in. More details regarding the program, venue, registration and accommodation are available on the conference website at Registration will close on 30 April 2014. Queries to:

WORKSHOP - Care and Identification of Photographs

Care and Identification of Photographs (from daguerreotypes to digital) May 12-15: Chicago, IL Location: This workshop is hosted by The Newberry Library (Chicago, IL) FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND ONLINE REGISTRATION: _________________________________________________________________ What are the defining characteristics of individual photographic processes? How does environment affect the lives of photographic objects? In this 4-day intensive workshop, you will develop identification skills and knowledge about fine art and historic photographic processes, from the daguerreotype to digital prints. This workshop is intended for curators, collectors, archivists, collection managers, and anyone who studies or appreciates photographic prints. Using handheld 60x microscopes and a large set of photographic and photomechanical samples, you will learn how a variety of processes were created, why they look the way they do, and how they deteriorate. Group ID sessions, using a digital microscope and screen projection, will allow participants to practice their identification skills in a guided setting. Preservation topics include enclosures, handling guidelines, environmental monitoring, the effects of temperature and relative humidity on collections, and the importance of cold storage for certain photographic materials. Over 30 different processes are studied in great detail, from how daguerreotypes are made and how they are best preserved, to how long-lasting inkjet prints are created, and how to preserve and store color photographic materials and cellulose nitrate and cellulose acetate-based photographic film. Registration Includes: • 4-day workshop • 240-page color notebook • 60x LED handheld microscope • OPTIONAL: Basic Photographic Sample Set The registration fee for this 4-day workshop is $795 (STUDENT PRICE $645) and includes a handheld microscope and a workshop notebook with lecture handouts, Quick ID Sheets for each process, and a selection of readings on photograph preservation. The Basic Photographic Sample Set, consisting of 18 identified photographic and photomechanical processes, is available with registration for $75. Due to the hands-on nature of this workshop, the number of participants will be limited to 14. The Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA), a certifying organization of professional archivists, will award 15 Archival Recertification Credits (ARCs) to eligible Certified Archivists (CAs) attending this workshop. The American Society of Appraisers and the International Society of Appraisers will award 24 reaccreditation hours/professional development credits for qualified appraisers attending this workshop. For more information, please contact the instructor: Gawain Weaver Photograph Conservator tel 415.446.9138 Free Process ID Chart: