Conferences, Meetings & Webinars 3/7/13

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Professional Growth and Development Opportunities from ALCTS; ACRL; Timberline; and Wake Forest and the Univ. of North Carolina at Greensboro

 Hosting a Personal Digital Archiving Day Event

…In an effort to share knowledge on how best to care for personal digital information, The Library of Congress’ National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program developed The Personal Digital Archiving Day Kit. The toolkit provides resources for staff at libraries, archives and other cultural institutions to help them plan and present a personal digital archiving day program.

This webinar focuses on the resources included in the kit, how the kit can be used to plan a public program, and why holding a personal digital archiving program is beneficial for both public libraries and their communities.

Presenter: Erin Engle is a Digital Archivist with the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program at the Library of Congress…

Date & Times: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 sessions are intended to last 1 hour, starting: 11am Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1pm Central | 2pm Eastern

How to Register: Register for this free webinar at:

Contact: For questions about registration, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or

  • Other upcoming ALCTS events:
April 17Technical Services Librarians Matter at Your Library: Finding a Career in Technical ServicesTBD
April 23The Preservation of Family PhotographsDebra Hess Norris
April 24Personal Digital ArchivingMike Ashenfelder
April 25Archival 101: Dealing with Suppliers of Archival ProductsPeter D. Verheye


  • ACRL 2013 Advance Registration Deadline, Virtual Conference (Reminder)

The advance registration deadline for ACRL 2013 is coming up March 13! Take advantage of our discounted registration fees to save $50 or more off advance and on-site rates. ACRL 2013 will showcase the most current and relevant trends in academic and research librarianship – both scholarly and practical. The conference offers more 300 thought-provoking sessions carefully curated by your peers to motivate you to imagine, innovate, and inspire. Attend ACRL 2013 and return to your library with a wealth of new ideas and a renewed sense of professional pride and purpose. Registration materials and the conference programare available on the ACRL 2013 website.

Unable to join us in Indy? Registration is now open for the ACRL 2013 Virtual Conference! Like its face-to-face counterpart, the Virtual Conference will run on a real-time schedule. The online conference features twelve live Webcasts, as well as asynchronous activities, allowing for convenient scheduling and flexibility. Complete details and registration materials are now available in the Virtual Conference section of the ACRL 2013 website.


Come join us for this three-day conference.  The Institute offers a small, informal, and stimulating forum for discussing issues around acquisitions and building and managing library collections.  The conference will be held May 18-21, 2013, on the grounds of Timberline Lodge.  Timberline Lodge is located one hour east of Portland, Oregon, on the slope of Mount Hood.

This year’s keynote speaker is Chris Bourg, Assistant University Librarian for Public Services, Stanford University.

Your registration includes all conference expenses including opening reception, refreshments during breaks, and all meals from dinner Saturday through breakfast Tuesday. Please also fill in your room request.

The cost will depend on the type of room reserved and if you are sharing a room.  We forward your request  to Timberline Lodge and they will use your credit card information to secure the first night’s stay.

We will accept registrations through April 19 so be sure to register early.

The conference website at provides additional information on the preliminary program, FAQ, and rates.

For more information, please contact


Please join us for the 3rd Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians:  Social Entrepreneurship in Action May 16-17, 2013 on the campus of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Greensboro, NC. An exciting lineup of keynote speakers including  Brian Matthews (The Ubiquitous Librarian), Michael Porter (Library Renewal) and Mandy Henk (The People’s Library from Occupy Wall Street)  along with dynamic presenters who will share the ways in which a wide variety of librarians  engage in social entrepreneurship to promote social change in their communities and beyond.

This conference will provide a forum to:

  • Share and celebrate the social entrepreneurial accomplishments of librarians and information professionals
  • Inspire each other to innovate and promote change
  • Create a community to promote entrepreneurial practices

The conference is sponsored by the libraries of Wake Forest University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  For the complete schedule, registration and hotel information please see the conference web site at:

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Register with the Early Bird rate of $110 through March 15, and save $20.
After March 15, $130.

Registration is now open for the 2013 Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge.


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