Professional Growth & Development Opportunities

  • University of La Verne;
  • Library Journal & EBSCO;
  • Library Journal and Biblioboard
  • ALCTS;

When: July 12, 2018 8:30 am – 4:15 pm

Where: University of La Verne, La Verne, CA 

With over 20 sessions and presenters from across the United States and the world, this conference is an excellent opportunity for makers, librarians, educators and practitioners to come together and share their stories, expertise and passion for makerspaces and the future of learning.

Join us for a stimulating day of presentations, workshops, discussions and networking.

Full conference program will be available April 15, 2018 on the conference website at: http://laverne.libguides.com/mira


How can digital magazine archives enhance and enrich academic research? Join us as EBSCO’s Clive Wright shares librarians’ and faculty members’ experiences with magazine archives from his visits to over 1,000 academic librarians across North America, Latin America and Europe. Learn how these magazines can serve as a multi-disciplinary research tool for areas of study such as US and global history, business and economics, the arts, film studies, political studies, women’s studies, religion, the social sciences and so much more.
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Speaker

Clive Wright, Vice President Digital Archives, EBSCO Information Services

Moderator

Rebecca Jozwiak, Library Journal


SELF-e, a turnkey self-publishing program created in partnership between BiblioBoard and Library Journal, has been enabling local writers to become local authors since 2014. SELF-e’s new feature now allows us to accept content from every writer in the community, whether it’s poetry, short stories, journalism or beyond. Join us to hear more about how libraries, their patrons and local writers all benefit from a cycle of creating, sharing and discovering local writers.

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Panelists:
Juan Thompson (son of Hunter S. Thompson), GonzoFest
Jim Blanton, Library Director, Louisville Free Public Library
Bobby Reed, Former Learning & Development Specialist, Metropolitan Library System
Laura Cole, Executive Director, BiblioTech
Mitchell Davis, CEO, BiblioLabs

Moderator
Rebecca Jozwiak, Library Journal


Date: Thursday, 4/26/2018

Time: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern); 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central); 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain); 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

Densho is a grassroots organization with a mission to preserve the stories of the Japanese American experience during World War II and to educate, collaborate, and inspire action for equity.
Densho has over 20 years of experience recording oral histories and digitizing the archival record of the Japanese American community. During this webinar we will discuss our origins as a community-based cultural heritage organization preserving the stories of those who lived through the World War II incarceration. We will also go over lessons learned, our commitment to access and usability, and how our strong relationships within the community have strengthened our organization and programs.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will come away with:
  • An understanding of the unique characteristics of community archives and how they differ from other types of repositories.
  • An awareness of the major decisions that should be taken into account when establishing a community archives.
  • An understanding of the importance of working with the community and keeping an open mind to the ways in which their history should be preserved…
Presenter:Geoff Froh is Densho’s Deputy Director. Though trained as a social scientist, Geoff has over two decades of experience developing technology and information management strategies for a variety of for-profit and non-profit ventures, ranging from small think-tanks and startups to the Department of State, the Adobe Corporation and his Holiness the Dalai Lama. Most recently, Geoff served as the Chief Information Officer of Health Alliance International, an NGO engaged in global health work. Born and raised in the Washington, DC metro area, Geoff has a BA in Asian Studies from the University of Virginia and an MS in Information Management from the University of Washington.Sara Beckman is a Digitization Technician at Densho. She graduated from Indiana State University with a BS in History and from University of Washington with a Masters in Library and Information Science. She moved to the Seattle area in 2010 and loves her adopted home. Sara knew almost nothing about Japanese American incarceration upon joining Densho as an intern in 2015. Now she hopes to help spread awareness to the wider public with her work on the Densho Digital Repository. Before joining the staff at Densho, she interned with several other digital archives, including Wabash Valley Visions and Voices, The Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library, The South Asian American Digital Archive, and The Early Seattle Theatre History Project.

Cost

Free

How to Register

To attend this free webinar, simply signup online and you will receive the access link via email.