Conference and Meetings 11/30/12

Career and Professional Growth Opportunities from ACRL; LITA; IMLS/UNC Chapel Hill; Code4lib; LACUNY Institute; the ALA’s LSSC Program and ALCTS.

ACRL is accepting applications from prospective new presenters for the workshop “Planning, Assessing, and Communicating Library Impact: Putting the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education into Action.” The day-long workshop is led by one or two expert presenters at locations across the country. The workshop curriculum is designed to support librarians in applying the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education at their institutions. ACRL seeks to expand our pool of presenters by recruiting experienced individuals to join our existing team. Presenters may also be asked to present webcasts or teach online courses. Applications must submitted via email by 5 p.m. Central on Friday, December 14, 2012, to Margot Conahan, ACRL Manager of Professional Development, at mconahan@ala.org. Complete details and requirements are available on the ACRL Insider blog

  LITA Forum 2013 Call for Proposals

Due date for proposals: February 25, 2013

The 2013 National Forum Committee seeks proposals for high quality pre-conferences, concurrent sessions and poster sessions for the 16th annual LITA National Forum to be held in Louisville, Kentucky, November 7-10, 2013.
The 2013 theme is Creation, Collaboration, Community
The Forum Committee welcomes pre-conferences, presentations, and interactive programs related to all types of libraries: public, school, academic, government, special, and corporate. Proposals should relate to the themes of creation, empowering library users, collaboration, cooperation, and building or engaging communities.  Proposals may cover projects, plans, ideas, or recent discoveries. We accept proposals on any aspect of library and information technology.
The committee particularly invites submissions from first time presenters, library school students, and individuals from diverse backgrounds.  The Forum Committee is especially interested in presentations highlighting projects that involve the creation of library spaces, the maker movement, and innovative solutions to pragmatic problems.  It also encourages sessions that are hands-on.
Possible ideas for topics might include:
  • Maker spaces/Maker Movement; Creation of New Library Spaces
  • Data Curation; Discovery
  • User Experience; Web Services
  • Coding; Digital Libraries
  • Institutional Repositories

Join us for  CurateGear 2013  a day-long event focused on digital curation tools and methods. See demonstrations, hear about the latest developments and discuss application in professional contexts. CurateGear will be an interactive event focused on digital curation tools and methods.

The symposium will take place on January 9, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Register for CurateGear 2013

For more information, contact Angela Murillo, Project Manager, at amurillo@email.unc.edu.

Sponsors: This event is made possible by the generosity of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Price: Registration   $100.00
Late Registration (after December 1st)  $125.00
Students: $50

Oregon State University and the Digital Library Federation are sponsoring five scholarships to promote gender and cultural diversity. Each scholarship will provide up to $1,000 to cover travel costs and conference fees for one qualified attendee to attend the 2013 Code4Lib Conference, which will be held in Chicago, Illinois, from Monday,February 11 through Thursday, February 14. The Code4Lib scholarship committee will award two scholarships per category, awarding the remaining scholarship to the best remaining candidate in either category. The Code4Lib scholarship committee will award these scholarships based on merit and need.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants, if eligible, may apply for both scholarships, but no applicant will receive more than one scholarship. Past winners of either scholarship are not eligible for either scholarship. Scholarship recipients will be required to write a short trip report to be submitted to the scholarships committee by February 17, 2012.

CONFERENCE INFO: For more information on the Code4Lib Conference, please see the conference website: http://code4lib.org/conference/2013 and a write-up of the 2012 Code4Lib Conference: http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/6848

April 5, 2013
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Keynote Speakers:

Christine Pawley – Former director of the School of Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin – Madison and historian of print culture in America.

Jessa Lingel – Doctoral student at Rutgers and author of “Occupy Wall Street and the myth of the technological death of the library.”

…The goal of the 2013 institute is to create a dialogue about how library and information professionals can (or should) move beyond being guarantors of access and become engaged in communities’ production of knowledge. We consider “the city” to be the public sphere broadly defined (i.e., proposals that examine these issues in small communities are welcome). The massive technological transformations of recent years have changed the nature of both libraries and the public sphere. At the 2013 LACUNY Institute we would like to explore the roles of libraries and information in the polis of the future.

Here are few examples of subjects that would be considered appropriate:

  • Librarians and social movements
  • Libraries and public services
  • The ethics of representation
  •  Services to traditionally marginalized groups
  •  Critical information literacy
  •  The ethics of user generated content
  •  The ethics of neutrality
  •   Libraries and civic engagement
  • Open access and the public’s right to information

Presentations will be 20 minutes with time allocated for questions and discussion.

Full papers will be published in a special issue of Urban Library Journal.

Submit a 300 to 500 word abstract to this webform or email a word document with the above information to 2013lacunyinstitute@gmail.com
Deadline: December 21, 2012
Notification of acceptance: January 25, 2013

The American Library Association-Allied Professional Association’s Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program will be offering two free webinars in December. Anyone interested in the programs are welcome to sign up by clicking the links below.

December 10th, 2pm Central Time – An Introduction to the LSSC Program

On Monday, December 10th at 2:00 pm (Central), LSSC will offer an hour-long webinar on the program and how it works.  The presentation will explain the value of this certification to Library Support Staff, employers, and library users. You will also have the opportunity to have all of your questions answered by program staff members. This webinar is open to all interested candidates. Register to attend at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/812038737

December 11th, 3pm Central Time – Preparing a Portfolio

Many LSSC candidates want to prepare portfolios to meet LSSC requirements.  On Tuesday, December 11 at 2:00 pm (Central), LSSC will offer an hour-long webinar explaining what the LSSC Program requires in a portfolio. The presentation will also give you the chance to see examples of successful submissions and learn how your portfolio will be evaluated. This webinar is open to all interested candidates. Register to attend at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/469129584

Call for Proposals: ALCTS Role of the Professional Librarian in Technical Services IG – ALA Midwinter 2012

The ALCTS Role of the Professional Librarian in Technical Services Interest Group (RPLTS IG) is seeking proposals for presentations at ALA Midwinter 2013, in Seattle, WA. RPLTS will meet from 10:30-11:30 on Saturday, January 26th at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel (Municipal Room).

All topics related to the role of the professional librarian in technical services are welcome, and presenters will be allotted approximately 15-20 minutes, with a short time for questions after the presentations.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following

* Leadership in technical services
* Emerging roles for technical services/technical services librarians
* New staffing models in technical services
* Training (such as RDA training and if it differs for professionals
versus non-professional staff)

If you are interested in presenting, please contact Allison Yanos (allison_yanos@baylor.edu) or Charles McElroy (cnmcelroy@fsu.edu) by December 14, 2012, with a topic and brief description of your presentation.

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