There are all sorts of homespun efforts to give money to students and new professionals that need it. Like this one:
ArchivesNext (a.k.a. Kate Theimer) has been crowdsourcing money for scholarships so that people can attend the Society of American Archivists yearly conference.
We’re giving money to people to fund their registration for the SAA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Rather than pay for full travel or lodging for just a few people, I try to give a little bit of help to as many people as possible. This effort is not affiliated with SAA in any way. Your donations are not tax deductible. It’s simple. You send me money. I give it all away within a few weeks to colleagues who need it.
The SAA conference this year is August 10-16, 2014. The scholarships are awarded by random draw and, while individual awards may not be large, the money has the potential to help out lots of people like us to attend this amazing conference for the first time. You need to be an SAA member to apply. My quick math based on the information provided is that scholarships are probably in the $200 range.
On Saturday June 28 I will draw names out of a hat and notify the lucky people. This will allow you to register by the early-bird deadline of July 7. Once you forward me the confirmation of your registration, I will send you a check.
…. One year there were a surprisingly large number of people whose names got pulled from the hat who backed out because they hadn’t realized how high the other costs of attending the meeting would be…. please do a bit of homework first and make sure you think you really can attend the conference before you apply.
For both donors and applicants, the deadline this year is June 27th.
We’re just a few short days away from the start of ARLIS/NA 2014 in Washington, DC! Keep ArLiSNAP in mind as you plan your conference activities – we’ve got two official events lined up for the week.
ArLiSNAP’s Night Out (Annual Pub-stop)
Friday, May 2 – 8:30pm, Capitol City Brewing Company
Your Dumbarton Oaks after party! Join us for drinks and friendly conversation – we’ll start at Capitol City Brewing Company, conveniently located across the street from the Washington Grand Hyatt conference center.
ArLiSNAP Annual Business Meeting
Sunday, May 4 – 8:00am, Penn Quarter A
Join ArLiSNAP to discuss issues of relevance to art library students and new professionals, including all of the latest developments and ongoing projects from the group and our members. Agenda forthcoming.
You’re invited to participate in the Conference Networking Program in Washington, DC!
If you are attending your first or second ARLIS/NA conference you may have questions or want help developing your professional network. The Conference Networking Program provides you with an experienced ARLIS/NA member to show you the ropes and introduce you to new colleagues.
For ARLIS/NA veterans, this is a excellent opportunity to make a significant impact in your profession at a personal level. Conference veterans are expected to contact their newbie prior to the conference, meet with them the first or second day at the conference, discuss the structure and workings of the organization, give conference-attending tips, and introduce new members to others at any events to help that person build his or her own network within the organization. The estimated time commitment is a couple hours, spread over the course of the conference.
Those requesting Conference Networking partners will be matched based on the information drawn from the registration form by coordinators from the Professional Development Committee. Both mentors and newcomers will be notified before the conference.
Prerequisites to be a mentor are to have attended one or more recent ARLIS conference and be reasonably well acquainted with the organization. The only prerequisite for newcomers is to be a first or second time conference attendee.
This is a fun and collegial program that has had much success and positive feedback! Both veterans and newcomers have found the program greatly enhances their conference experience.
Please submit the registration form by April 15: http://goo.gl/Y7jT9V
Dear Students and New Professionals of ARLIS/NA,
The Washington Art Library Resources Committee (WALRC) is giving away four free registrations to students and new professionals for the ARLIS/NA Conference in DCMay 1-5, 2014.
WALRC is a voluntary, non-profit organization of art and architecture libraries and research institutions in the metropolitan Washington area. WALRC is also a funding source for publications which document the art historical collections of Washington area libraries. You do not have to be from the Washington, DC Metro area to be considered as WALRC encourages everyone to utilize our libraries for research.
The deadline for applying is March 12, 2014. We will notify all applicants by March 15, 2014. Please fill out the following form to be considered:
The Conference Program Committee, the Professional Development Committee, and the Art Library Students & New ARLIS Professionals Section (ArLiSNAP) are pleased to announce that the Emerging Technology Forum will be featured again in Washington. The session will be held on Saturday, May 3, from 2:30 until 4:30 pm at the Grand Hyatt.
The Emerging Technology Forum will feature presenters sharing their knowledge of cutting-edge technologies through hands-on demonstrations at technology stations and brief presentations.
PLEASE NOTE: The Forum will be held concurrently with the exhibits and the poster sessions.
Have you harnessed a technology tool to make your job more efficient, your teaching more effective, or your collections more accessible? Consider sharing your expertise and experience with your fellow conference attendees.
Submission deadline: Friday, February 21, 2014
Requirements for Participation:
Presenters will be required to prepare a hands-on component to demonstrate tableside at a technology station for the duration of the 2-hour session, prepare and give a brief five-minute presentation to a larger group during the 2-hour session, and provide handouts about the technology.
Presenters will be asked to provide their own hardware (laptops/tablets, etc.) for their demonstration station. WiFi will be provided.
- Blogging (example: Tumblr)
- Citation Management (example: Zotero)
- Concept Mapping (examples: Compendium, FreeMind)
- Content Management Systems (examples: Omeka, Drupal)
- GIS Mapping
- Photo Sharing
- Social Media (example: Pinterest)
Demonstrations of free or open-source technologies are preferred.
Examples of presentations featured in the inaugural forum held in Pasadena in 2013:
- Building Interfaces to Digital Collections with Viewshare – Jefferson Bailey
- Pinterest As More Than a Collection of Images – Shannon Lane
- Crowdsourcing Projects, from Start to Finish – Mary-Michelle Moore & Fallon Bleich
- If This Then That: Taming the Web Using IFTTT – Caitlin Pereira
- Getting from Chaos to Strategy: Process Delineation in the Digital Age – John Trendler
- Expanding Zotero’s Image Universe: Building Translators to Harvest our Digital Collections – Alexander Watkins
TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FOR THE EMERGING TECHNOLOGY FORUM, COMPLETE THE SUBMISSION FORM HERE.[https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Emerging_Tech_Forum_2014]
The ARLIS/NA-Mountain West Chapter is hosting a virtual conference: Wide Angle: Perspectives on Visual + Media Arts Information which will take place on November 15, 2013. This conference will include presentations on artists and film, open content and visual resources, archives and artists, the digital humanities, visual literacy and more!
Arts & Humanities Librarian
Are you a fashion blogger or photographer, or have always wanted to give it a try? Do you have an appreciation for librarian style in particular? Will you be at the 2013 ARLIS/NA conference in Pasadena?
If you answered “yes” to these, consider volunteering as an ARLIS correspondent to Librarian Wardrobe!
Our own Heather Koopmans has discussed the idea with the contributors at LW, and would like to find 1-2 individuals who are willing to help spread the word of ARLISian style. You must be:
- planning to attend the ARLIS/NA conference in Pasadena
- willing to share a photo and short bio of yourself on LW
- comfortable with approaching ARLIS attendees to obtain their photo and a few other necessary details (no candid pics)
- able to collect at least five photos at the conference
If you’re interested, please contact Heather at hkoopman (at) scad (dot) edu, and she’ll put you in touch with Librarian Wardrobe.
Thanks for considering!
Getting geared up for the conference? Want to help out in a fun and very easy way?
ArLiSNAP and the ARLIS/NA Membership Committee are seeking volunteers to staff our table in the exhibits hall on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28. ArLiSNAP will be hosting a make-your-own-buttons booth for donations, and the Membership committee will have ARLIS informational handouts at the ready. For a student or first-time attendee, this can be a great opportunity to take a break from the conference and meet and greet passersby.
As always, you can also see what’s coming up through the Educational Opportunities Calendar. Keep reading for details about all the great conferences, CFPs, scholarships and more opportunities below!
SUMMER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR VISUAL RESOURCES AND IMAGE MANAGEMENT 2013
Registration will be opening for The Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management (SEI ) on January 21, 2013. Currently in its tenth year as a joint program between The Art Libraries Society/North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF), SEI 2013 will be held once again at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor from June
The SEI curriculum is suited to information professionals new to the
field, as well as more experienced professionals eager to respond to fast-changing technological advancements and job requirements. Individuals serving in a range of professional roles have
benefitted from past SEIs, including visual resources professionals,
university and public librarians, archivists, and museum professionals
responsible for image rights and reproductions. Reduced tuition is offered to VRA and ARLIS/NA members.
This intensive workshop specifically addresses the requirements of today’s professional. Expert instructors will cover intellectual property rights, digital imaging, metadata and cataloging,
the essential tools of image management, and how to expand your
professional role. Attendees will also have an opportunity to discuss and
brainstorm on a range of issues, from new media and marketing visual
resources to professional development and future career roles.
Any questions? Contact the SEI co-chairs Betha Whitlow (firstname.lastname@example.org) and
Amy Trendler (email@example.com) with questions.
The Art Libraries Society/North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) are pleased to announce the Samuel H. Kress Foundation Summer Educational Institute Scholarships for SEI 2013.
The Samuel H. Kress Foundation, http://www.kressfoundation.org/, has generously agreed to sponsor five scholarships for the 2013 ARLIS/NA-VRAF Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management. SEI 2013 will be held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, June 18-21, 2013. The intensive three and a half-day workshop will feature a curriculum that specifically addresses the requirements of today’s information professional, and will include hands-on and lecture modules At SEI 2013, expert instructors will cover intellectual property rights, digital imaging, metadata and cataloging, the essential tools of image management, and how to expand your professional role. Attendees will also have an opportunity to discuss and brainstorm on a range of issues, from new media and marketing visual resources to professional development and future career roles, during the interactive session planned for the final morning of SEI.
Kress Summer Educational Institute Scholarship recipients will each receive $770 for tuition, room, and incidentals. If you are interested in applying for a Samuel H. Kress Foundation Summer Educational Institute Scholarship, information can be found on the SEI 2013 website: http://sei.vrafoundation.org/kress2013.html
The ARLIS/NA Travel Awards Committee is pleased to announce the following Travel Awards for attending annual Conference of ARLIS/NA, to be held April 25-29th in Pasadena, CA.
Details about the conference can be found here: http://www.arlisna.org/pasadena2013/
For more information about the Travel Awards, and to access the application form, please visit: http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/awards_index.html
The application form can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2013travel
Several awards are available to students and non-ARLIS members. Please feel free to send this announcement to others who might benefit from attending our wonderful conference!
Application deadline for all awards listed below: January 31st, 2013, 11:59pm EST.
CALL FOR PRESENTERS: ACRL ARTS SECTION’S ANNUAL DISCUSSION FORUM SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2013
Are you doing research in the arts that you would like to share with fellow librarians? Is there something you’re doing at your library dealing with the arts that you think others should know about? If so, the ACRL Arts section invites you to submit a presentation proposal for our Discussion Forum to be held on Saturday, June 29th from 10:30-11:30 during theALA Annual Conference in Chicago.
- Presentations can be on any topic pertaining to the arts or design (see list of possible topics below). It can be a project that you are currently working on or research you are engaged in.
- There is no requirement for presenters to be Arts Section members to participate. Students are also encouraged to make a submission.
- Each presentation will be 15-20 minutes with a short Q&A after.
Please email your proposals to Yvette Cortes (firstname.lastname@example.org). The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 8th. Chosen presenters will be notified shortly after.
- · Developments in the display and/or preservation of arts materials
- · Innovative information literacy or visual literacy techniques with arts students
- · Emerging technologies in arts libraries
- · Inventive collection management and development in the arts
- · Strategies for reaching out to arts users (students and faculty)
- · Copyright and fair use in the arts environment
- · Evaluating the needs of arts users
- · Use of images in information literacy instruction
- · Creative physical or online/virtual exhibits
If you have questions, please contact me.
Chair, ACRL Arts Section Publications & Research Committee
Students and new grads, take note! If you’d like to attend the Pasadena 2013 conference, the ARLIS/NA Travel Awards Committee has a number of funding opportunities available. They accept applications through this coming Monday, February 4, so get yours in soon!
Call for Papers – New Voices Panel at ARLIS/NA Conference
Paper proposals for the New Voices in the Profession session at the 2013 ARLIS-NA conference in Pasadena are now being accepted!
New Voices showcases exceptional academic work by students and new professionals (under 5 years post MLS). Paper topics should relate strongly to Art and/or Visual Resources Librarianship, but also digital library projects, archives, library instruction, reference and the changing nature of libraries, among other topics.
To see papers presented in past sessions, please view Conference Proceedings from previous years on the ARLIS website (http://www.arlisna.org/news/conferences/conf_index.html). Papers will be selected by representatives from ArLiSNAP and the ARLIS/NA Professional Development Committee.
If interested, please submit the following to Kim Detterbeck at email@example.com by January 11, 2013:
- Presentation title
- Presentation abstract (250 words)
- Your name, institutional affiliation, and email address
Please feel free to re-post. http://arlisnap.org/2012/11/07/cfp-new-voices-in-the-profession/
As always, you can also see what’s coming up through the Educational Opportunities Calendar. Keep reading for details about all the great webinars, CFPs, and more opportunities below!
Adventures in International Librarianship: Living and Working Outside of the United States
Are you interested in finding a job in library and information science outside of North America? Are you curious about what it’s like to live and work in a different culture? If so, please join us for a ELIME-hosted online panel discussion on Tuesday 6 November! Our panelists represent an incredible variety of experiences, and have worked all over the world from Switzerland to Azerbaijan to Japan.
You have two opportunities to attend. The first session will take place at 9am EST, and the second at noon EST. Note that the panelists are different for each session, so you could even attend both for a wider perspective. For more information:http://elime.web.unc.edu/interlib/
Call for Proposals: ACRL Image Resources Interest Group ALA Mid-Winter Meeting (held online)
The Association of College and Research Libraries Image Resources Interest Group is accepting proposals for our Mid-Winter meeting, to be held online (using Adobe Connect) on Thurs. Feb. 14, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. CST.
We are seeking proposals for presentations, of about 30 minutes in length, to be followed by questions/answers. Suggested topics include:
Project planning with images
Image collections across systems and platforms
Collaboration with academic departments/community outreach
Visual literacy standards implementation
We are interested in all aspects of image resources and look forward to varied presentations and creative projects.
Please submit proposals or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposal deadline is Nov. 30, 2012. Proposals need to include:
Brief proposal description (150 words or less)
Submitters will be notified by the week of Dec. 10th, 2012.
Please visit https://sites.google.com/site/acrlirig/ for additional information.
The ACRL Arts Section is seeking contributors for the Seattle ArtsGuide for the upcoming 2013 ALA Midwinter Conference! The ArtsGuide is a semi-annual guide and customized Google Map developed by theACRL Arts Section’s Publications & Research Committee to help ALA conference attendees find arts-related venues and events in and around host cities. You do not have to be a member to be a contributor, but it’s a great opportunity to get involved with the ACRL Arts Section. It’s also a fun way to contribute your knowledge of the area to enhance everyone’s conference experience! You can see previous ArtsGuides here:
Please let me know which section you’re interested in contributing to:
Visual Arts & Museums
Submissions would be due by December 3, 2012. If you’re interested please contact me as soon as possible.
Chair, ACRL Arts Section’s Publications & Research Committee
“Introduction to Spatial Literacy and Online Mapping”
You may use tools like Google Maps in your personal life all the time for locating restaurants and local businesses, driving directions or planning trips via public transportation, but have you considered how this same technology could be used at your library to improve library services? RUSA’s online course “Introduction to Spatial Literacy and Online Mapping” is the perfect opportunity for librarians and library staff from public and academic libraries to gain a basic understanding of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology and learn about specific technologies they may be exposed to at the library. Registration for this course, which runs Nov. 5-25, ends on Thursday, Nov. 1.
If you’ve already taken this introductory course or have a good working knowledge of GIS and want to go further, consider enrolling in “Spatial Literacy II: Incorporation of Maps and GIS”, which shows you how to harness these technologies for reference work, library projects, library administration, collection delivery, instruction, outreach and library promotion. The next session of this course begins Dec. 3.
Wouldn’t it be awesome if several of your staff could take this course and your library could reap the benefits in improved library services? Group discounts are available! Rates for two or more registrants from the same library, library network or library system start at $110 per person.
Learn more about all of our courses and webinars at the RUSA online learning page: http://www.ala.org/rusa/development/onlinece
Register online now for this and other upcoming RUSA courses:
Questions about registration? Contact email@example.com or (800) 545-2433, option 5.
As always, you can also see what’s coming up through the Educational Opportunities Calendar. Keep reading for details about all the great conferences, CFPs, scholarships and more opportunities below!
Deadline to register is Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The Next Chapter: Rare Books in Modern Times
Presented by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts
November 13 & 14, 2012
Hosted and co-sponsored by:
American Philosophical Society
Millions of books are contained in 21st-century libraries, museums, archives, and special collections. Those defined as rare may be historically significant, scarce, unusual or innovative in format, or otherwise unique. The evolution from handwritten text to printed volume and digital page is indicative of cultural and intellectual growth and parallels improvements in the use and care of books. The book in modern times is a source of knowledge and a work of art. This two-day program will explore the definition of the rare book within the context of its physical history and current preservation concerns. Presenters will also address ways to engage the public with rare book collections in conservation work and exhibition planning.
Topics will include:
* Identification and description of historical bindings
* Preservation priorities and conservation issues for rare books in the digital age
* Digitization selection
* Objectives in targeting volumes for conservation treatment
* Rare book exhibition planning and interpretation
$225 CCAHA members
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 30, 2012
More information about this program and online registration is available atwww.ccaha.org/education/program-calendar. Major funding for this program was generously provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), with additional support from The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Independence Foundation, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
CFP: ALCTS PARS Digital Preservation Interest Group at 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting
The ALCTS PARS Digital Preservation Interest Group invites speakers to participate at the Digital Preservation Interest Group session at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 from 8:30-10:00 AM.
The mission of the ALCTS PARS Digital Preservation Interest Group is to serve as a venue for discussing the preservation management of digital assets whether commercial, born-digital or converted from analog formats.
Presentation topics should be of current interest to technical services librarians, preservation librarians, digital librarians, and archivists.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
-Digital preservation planning
-Digital preservation of special formats such as social media, digital humanities projects, websites, research data, email, etc.
-Digital preservation tools and systems
-Collaborative digital preservation efforts
-Digital preservation strategies such as format migration, replication, or emulation
-Digital preservation best practices
-Trusted Digital Repository certification
-The economics of digital preservation
-Training for digital preservation job responsibilities
-Digital preservation challenges
-Digital preservation success or failure stories
Presentations should be approximately 15-20 minutes in length. Additional time will be allowed for questions and discussion.
Please send abstracts of proposals to co-chairs by Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. If you have questions, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!
Digital Preservation Interest Group Co-Chairs:
Assistant Director, Head of Digital Programs, Rockefeller Archive Center
Meghan Banach Bergin
Coordinator, Bibliographic Access and Metadata Unit, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Proposals are due by November 1, 2012
The Association of Architecture School Librarians holds its annual meeting in conjunction with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. Our 2013 Conference will take place in San Francisco, CA from March 21-24, 2013 at the Grand Hyatt Union Square.
The AASL 2013 Conference Planning Committee is requesting proposals for two Special Focus Panels to be held Friday, March 22, 2013; the first will be a one-hour session for a series of up to 7 lightning talks (not more than six minutes long, not more than 15 slides) on topics pertinent to architectural librarianship. The second session (1.5 hours) will host three panelists and focus on academic topics(15 minute long presentations).
Lightning Talk Proposals
Lightning talks, also known as Pecha Kucha, encourage presenters to focus on the essential elements of their topic. Themes suggested after last year’s conference include: library participation in the Solar Decathlon, promoting print collections in an e-resource world, developing a green building materials collection, cooperative collection development, new sustainability resources, and for-credit courses in information literacy.
While these topics all merit longer presentations, the six-minute time limit allows the presenter to use visual media to convey his/her message and to focus on only the essential elements of the talk, hopefully promoting discussion after the presentations. There is also little risk that the talk will be boring.
AASL Conference participants interested in presenting a lightning talk, should send a one-paragraph description including proposed title and the speaker’s name and affiliation to David Eifler (firstname.lastname@example.org) by November 1, 2012. The 2013 Conference Committee will review all proposals and will inform applicants of selection decisions by December 1, 2012.
Academic Panel Proposals
Taking cue from the theme of the ACSA 101th Annual Meeting, AASL academic panelists will use the idea of New Constellations/New Ecologies as their starting point.
Panel topics should address ways in which architecture is responding / has responded (or not) to the accelerated rate of change in our culture and environment. Panelists may choose as broad or narrow approach as they see fit as long as they can properly make their argument in the allotted time. They can address or draw from any aspect of architectural practice, theory, history or education.
Possible topics include:
crossdisciplinarity or blurring the boundaries – in and out of architecture
environmental, cultural, technological, or demographic change and its impact on architecture or architectural education
The Academic Panel will allow for three 15-minute presentations and ample time for questions and discussion.
AASL Conference participants may submit abstracts of no more than 300 words to Martha González Palacios (email@example.com) by November 1, 2012. Abstracts should explain the connection of the chosen topic to ACSA 101’s theme, summarize the argument to be presented and include the proposed title and speaker’s name and affiliation. The 2013 Conference Committee will review all proposals and will inform presenter of selection decisions by December 1, 2012.
Call for Applications: ARLIS/NA Gerd Muehsam Award
The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) is accepting applications for the Gerd Muehsam Award. This award is given annually for a student paper or web project focused on a topic relevant to art librarianship or visual curatorship. Current students and recent graduates in library studies, art history, museum studies, and studio art are eligible to apply.
The deadline for applications is November 30, 2012.
For detailed information about the award and application instructions please see the ARLIS/NA web site: http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/muehsam_info.html
The Program Committee is now accepting proposals for Posters for the 41st annual ARLIS/NA conference to be held in Pasadena, CA from April 25-29, 2012. The deadline for Poster Session proposals is Friday, November 16, 2012.
A Poster Session is the presentation of a topic or research both visually and through direct interaction with conference attendees at a table. This format encourages one on one discussion and self-paced viewing. Posters may include projects, works in process, and other topics of interest to conference attendees.
To submit a Poster Session proposal for the Pasadena conference please click the link below and complete the online submission form:
The ARLIS/NA-VRAF Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management will be held from June 18-June 21, 2013 at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
The members of the collaborative SEI 2013 Implementation Team are:
Amy Trendler (Ball State University), SEI Co-Chair for ARLIS/NA; Betha Whitlow (Washington University), SEI Co-Chair for the VRAF; Meghan Musolff (University of Michigan-Ann Arbor), SEI Faculty Liaison and Incoming Co-Chair for the VRAF; Rebecca Price (University of Michigan-Ann Arbor), Local Arrangements Chair; Karen Kessel (Sonoma State University), SEI Curriculum Specialist; Ian McDermott (ArtStor), SEI Curriculum Specialist; Adrianna Stephenson (Southern Methodist University), SEI Development Lead; Emily Lemieux (Williams College), SEI Webmaster.
The SEI 2013 website, with a full program and details of the institute, will go live in early December 2012, and registration will begin on January 22, 2013. The SEI is a proven and popular program and fills up each year, so be sure to register early to insure your place. In the meantime, if you have questions about SEI 2013, please contact SEI Co-Chair Betha Whitlow (bwhitlow[at]wustl[dot]edu) or SEI Co-Chair Amy Trendler (aetrendler[at]bsu[dot]edu).
ANNOUNCING: A NEW TRAINING Program for scholars, conservators, archivists and researchers in the Use of Reflectance Transformation imaging (RTI) for Documenting ancient texts and artifacts including the Loan of Imaging Equipment.
The University of Southern California’s West Semitic Research Project
(www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/wsrp) has received grants from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a Training Program in advanced imaging technologies for the documentation of ancient texts and artifacts with an initial emphasis on Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI). The IMLS and the Mellon Foundation have also funded the purchase of imaging equipment to support the Training Program.
The objective of this project is to develop an infrastructure for training scholars, conservators, archivists and researchers in the use of RTI technology and subsequently to lend the necessary imaging equipment to participants in the training program so they can do an initial RTI documentation project either in field environments (archaeological sites, etc.) or in libraries, museums and/or other similar venues, worldwide. This initial undertaking should be understood to be a pilot project that can develop into an ongoing, broader documentary effort and preferably may also serve as the catalyst for establishing a consortial network for image documentation of a given corpus (or corpora) of ancient texts and/or artifacts. All equipment to be lent out is both rugged and compact and is thus ideal for doing sophisticated imaging in remote locations. Twenty-four awards over three years (approximately eight per year) for traineeships will be provided based on the merit and intrins ic importance of a proposed pilot imaging project as well as the appropriateness of the subject matter for RTI imaging.
For more information, see http://www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/wsrp/Training_Program.pdf
or contact Marilyn Lundberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Bruce Zuckerman (email@example.com).
February 11-12, 2013
THATCamp CAA is an unconference on digital art history. It will take place during the two days preceding the 2013 CAA annual conference.
The program is open to scholars and graduate students with an active interest in digital art history. The two-day event encourages active participation by all attendees from shaping the sessions to collaborating on real-world projects. THATCamp sessions will include lightening talks and demonstrations of exemplar projects, workshops, writing, working and discussion sessions. Space is limited and registrations are being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
THATCamp CAA is organized by the Columbia University Libraries and Smarthistory.org at the Khan Academy in coordination with the College Art Association and with support from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and Macaulay Honors College, CUNY. For more information and to register, please visit: http://caa2013.thatcamp.org/. If anyone has questions, please feel free to contact Carole Ann Fabian.
There are A LOT of educational opportunities in this post so read carefully! As always, you can also see what’s coming up through the Educational Opportunities Calendar. Keep reading for details about all the great webinars, CFPs, internships and more opportunities below!
- Mark your calendar now for Sept 13th chat: Tips for a successful job interview. Open to all! http://connect.ala.org/node/186969. The interview stage of a job search can be riddled with emotions; excitement, nervousness, and stress to name a few. This chat will explore some of the ways you can be better prepared for your big day. Topics to guide our discussion include but are not limited to what activities your interview day may include, how you should prepare, how should you dress, what questions you might expect to get from the search committee, and what to expect after your interview is complete. While we will focus on academic libraries, many of the topics cross-over to other types of libraries. Please come with your questions and be prepared for a fun and informative chat! Deana Groves, ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) Webmaster, will be your host along with the assistance of Liz Siler, ALCTS ANMIG Chair. The chat will be on September 13th from 2:00 – 3:00pm EST and is open to ALA members of all types. To join the chat: connect.ala.org/node/186576
- Title: Successful Librarians Share Their Stories of Career Growth and Advancement
Presenters: Deb Hunt and David Grossman
Date: Thursday, September 6, 2012 Start Time: 12 Noon Pacific 1PM Mountain 2PM Central 3PM Eastern. This webinar will last approximately one hour. Webinars are free of charge. Please note: we have changed hosting services fromWebEx to Adobe Connect, so we advise you to test your browser before the webinar: http://intesolv.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm For more webinar tips, see: http://infopeople.org/webinar/tips. For more information and to participate in the Thursday, September 6, 2012 webinar, go to http://infopeople.org/training/librarians-share-their-stories. How are some librarians finding practical ways to cope, successfully navigate, and even thrive in the face of a lingering recession? How can you recognize and avoid the most common mistakes that can determine the difference between success and failure in any career situation? How can you to reinvent yourself and prepare for success in a new career in a very different or less traditional role? What secrets can be learned from successful individuals who have become leaders in the library/information profession? What new career opportunities are possible for you and how can you plan a strategy to pursue something new? This webinar will assist library staff, both professional and paraprofessional, in understanding the wide range of career opportunities available to them and how to visualize a path to success. A number of successful and unsuccessful stories will be discussed. Attendees will review and analyze successful and unsuccessful case studies to help them chart a path to career advancement, such as moving into a less traditional library role or making a lateral move into a very different career. They will also learn how to identify, select and acquire the most relevant “front runner” or leadership “personas” that contribute to professional success in the current climate. At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will: Be able to envision their path to advancement through the analysis of the accomplishments of other librarians and information professionals who have successfully climbed the organizational ladder, transitioned into a new career, or become a “front runner” or leader in our profession. Learn how to continually reinvent themselves to overcome adversity and achieve success in any work environment. Gain insight into some exciting career opportunities often overlooked by librarians and information professionals. Know how to prepare themselves for one of the numerous alternative career opportunities readily available to librarians and information professionals. This webinar will be of interest to professional and paraprofessional library staff contemplating the next job opportunity or career change and those seeking to identify their current skills and acquire new ones. This is the third in a series of four webinars presented by Deb Hunt and David Grossman. You can view their previous webinars at http://infopeople.org/training/identifying-and-acquiring-new-skills. If you are unable to attend the live event, you can access the archived version the day following the webinar. Check our archive listing at: http://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived
Call for applications: 2013 ARLIS/NA 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 is now accepting applications for its annual Internship Award for 2013.
The ARLIS/NA Internship Award provides financial support for students preparing for a career in art librarianship or visual resources curatorship. The award grants $2,500.00 to the selected recipient to support a period of internship in an art library or visual resources collection.
The deadline for applications is October 15, 2012.
For detailed information about the award and application instructions please see the ARLIS/NA website: http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/internship_info.html
WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART LIBRARY FALL INTERN PROGRAM 2012 — Library and Archives. The Whitney Museum of American Art Library is seeking applicants for internships to begin this fall 2012. Under the supervision of professional library staff, interns will gain first-hand museum library experience by participating in regular departmental activities that range from research to routine administrative and clerical tasks. Each intern will also focus on one individual project. Participants must be willing to commit to at least 120 hours during the semester and may arrange to receive college credit.
QUALIFICATIONS AND APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Preferred candidates are students already enrolled in a certified graduate library degree program with an interest in American art and/or museum work, have internship or experience working in a library and excellent administrative skills. If interested, please submit, via e-mail, your cover letter, current resume and references to library[at]whitney[dot]org . Please include dates you will be available for an interview with Library staff.
- ACRL 2013 Conference Call for Poster Proposals
Got an innovative library-based project, best practices to solve a problem, or unique research findings? Consider sharing them in a poster session! Posters should be an eye-catching visual representation of a topic, including graphics, tables, charts, text, and images. Presenters can communicate additional details via online handouts. Presenters share their ideas with colleagues as attendees circulate during one hour time blocks in the poster session area, located in the exhibits hall. Since space is limited at a poster session, a maximum of two presenters per poster at any one time is recommended. The Poster Session Committee looks for topics that will engage attendees during repeated presentations.
Potential topics can be seen in the program tags that are included on the proposal instructions page (link below). Poster topics from underrepresented categories are of particular interest. Here are some examples:
cataloging & technical services
data management and services
Use the application form to sell your idea in a short, dynamic summary and provide a more complete discussion of the contents for the reviewers. Please plan to submit an electronic version of your poster so that it can be posted online with conference handouts. Submissions are due by November 9, 2012.
Program Proposal Instructions https://s4.goeshow.com/acrl/national/2013/abstract_instruct.cfm
Proposal Submission Form https://s4.goeshow.com/acrl/national/2013/abstract_submission.cfm
Questions should be directed to Margot Conahan at mconahan[at]ala[dot]org or call (312) 280-2522.
- Marginalized Bodies: Studies in Deformities and Disabilities in Early Modern Art
Deformities and disabilities have been depicted in art since antiquity, and yet a comprehensive text on the subject as it pertains to art of the Early Modern era has yet to be written. Barry Wind glosses over the topic in A Foul and Pestilent Congregation, dealing primarily with dwarfism and gibbosity as they pertain only to the themes of “the world upside down” and the Commedia dell’ Arte. These tropes of entertainment or curiosity are also discussed in monographs, mainly on artists like Velazquez and Callot, again limiting the discussions to depictions of dwarves at court and the comical aspects of deformity. Deformities and disabilities also figure in texts on teratology and the kunstkammer, for example, Datson and Park’sWonders and the Order of Nature. The richness of the social, cultural, religious, political, and philosophical aspects of deformity and disability in the Early Modern era have yet to be revealed. We wish to address this lacuna in Early Modern art scholarship by producing an anthology that integrates all aspects of deformity and disabilities as depicted in Early Modern art, utilizing an all-inclusive perspective. We seek papers that offer particular case studies on Early Modern depictions of deformities and disabilities that address the subject from this broader outlook.
Topics might include the apotropaic qualities of deformity and disabilities, deformities and disabilities as a means to exercising charity—the Catholic and Protestant approaches, deformed and disabled beggars, deformed and disabled saints, demonizing/idealizing deformities and disabilities, deformities and disabilities caused by disease, deformities and disabilities as reflections of sin, deformity and disability in mythology, deformed and disabled artists, aging and disability in artists and patrons, considerations of deformities and disabilities in architecture, the theoretical aspects of depicting the hideous in art, the treatment of deformity and disability in portraiture, concealment/disclosure of deformities and disabilities, and scapegoating the deformed and disabled at times of catastrophic events.
To be considered for the project, kindly submit a 500 word abstract to Sandra Cheng (schengnyc[at]gmail[dot]com), Kimberlee A. Cloutier-Blazzard (kac9b[at]mindspring[dot]com), and Lilian H. Zirpolo (lilianzirpolo[at]gmail[dot]com), along with a short CV, by September 15, 2012.
Conferences & Continuing Education
- We are looking for additional peer reviewers for Art Documentation, the journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America. We welcome reviewers in all areas of interest and expertise, but in particular we are seeking those with the knowledge and background to be able to review articles about cataloging/metadata, digital collections, museum libraries, and new media/new technology.
Reviewers are needed for the Spring 2013 issue. You would receive the article by September 15 and have 3 weeks to prepare your comments and recommendations. We’d like to expand the pool of reviewers for future issues as well, so even if you are not available at this time but are interested in reviewing, I would like to hear from you.
Please follow this link to take the short Survey Monkey survey to indicate your interest in reviewing, your availability, and your areas of expertise:
- Archiving the Arts:
addressing preservation in the creative process
Saturday, October 13, 2012
9:00 AM–5:00 PM
NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Department of Cinema Studies
721 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Association of Moving Image Archivists Student Chapter at New York University
and Independent Media Arts Preservation (IMAP)
Archiving the Arts unlocks dialogue concerning preventive preservation, the creative process, and where the two concepts intersect.
Unlike corporate or policy-based content, independent media art evolves and is often born from fleeting processes, creative approaches, and undocumented methods. Its unique development deserves to be addressed by both its makers and those who fight for its welfare after creation.
Our primary goal is to straddle an antiquated divide. Instead of finite responsibilities dictated by title, archivists and artists must learn to work collaboratively in the complex independent media environment. Join us on October 13 as we bridge the gap!
Registration Fee: $15.00
Students with valid ID: $9.00
Seating is extremely limited
Kathryn Gronsbell via NYU.AMIA@gmail.com
Jeff Martin via firstname.lastname@example.org
Archiving the Arts is part of New York Archives Week, which is organized by the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York. www.nycarchivists.org.
- ALCTS web course: Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management
Session: October 1-October 26, 2012
This four-week online course addresses the basic components of collection development and management (CDM) in libraries. The course was developed by Peggy Johnson, University of Minnesota. Complete definition of collection development and collection management
– Collections policies and budgets as part of library planning
– Collection development (selecting for and building collections)
– Collection management (evaluating and making decisions about existing collections, including decisions about withdrawal, transfer, preservation)
– Collection analysis-why and how to do it
– Outreach, liaison, and marketing
– Trends and some suggestions about the future for collection development and management
Outcomes: At the end of this course, you will be able to:
– Describe the range of CDM responsibilities and the required skills and competencies
– List the elements in a collection development policy
– Write a collection development policy
– Explain the importance of collection analysis
– Perform one or more types of analysis
– Explain outreach and liaison responsibilities and be able to develop a plan to increase your activities in these areas
Who Should Attend: This is a fundamentals course that will appeal to anyone interested in the topic with no previous experience.
Credits: This course is one-third of the Collection Management elective course approved by the Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSCP)<http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/lsscp>
Registration Fees: $109 ALCTS Member and $129 Non-member
For additional details including registration links and contact information
For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling
1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration[at]ala[dot]org. For all other questions or comments related to this web courses, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or email@example.com.
Call for Panelists:
The ARLIS/NA Affiliate Session at the College Art Association Conference in New York City seeks three panelists to participate on the following panel to be held at CAA 2013 (February 13-16, 2013, in New York City):
21st Century Artist’s Publications: self-published print-on-demand artist’s books, zines, mini-comics and photo books
With the increased use of print-on-demand publishing technologies, many artists are blending the typologies of artist’s books, zines, mini-comics and photo books, often creating print publications that are indistinguishable from one another.
This session is open to papers discussing the impact of print-on-demand technologies on the typology of artist’s books, and to papers discussing the impact of print-on-demand on the genres of artist’s books, zines, mini-comics, and photo books. Has print-on-demand created a new typology (artist’s publishing) that is inclusive of multiple publication types? Has print-on-demand production and distribution transformed the creation of artist’s publishing and sales beyond (more traditional) brick and mortar dealer and distributor networks? What is the financial impact of print-on-demand for artists and/or dealers/distributors? Should new terminology such as artist’s publishing or book art subsume the typologies of artist’s books, zines, mini-comics, and photo books?
Session chair: Tony White, Maryland Institute College of Art (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Panelists are encouraged to present varying perspectives about the impact of print-on-demand on the current genre of artist’s publications. Of special interest are papers that balance art history and studio art voices, as well as persons early in their careers to those that are more established, whether independent scholars, artists, teaching faculty, curators, or librarians. Each panelist will speak for ca. 20 minutes and will then participate in a moderated dialog with the audience about issues and topics raised.
Interested speakers should send the following information via e-mail to the session chair (deadline August 20, 2012):
– Proposed title for your paper/presentation
– A brief abstract (ca. 150-200 words) of your proposed paper
– A C.V.
All submissions will be acknowledged, and a final decision will be made by August 25, 2012.
***Call for Papers — Internet Reference Services Quarterly — New Authors Welcome!***
Internet Reference Services Quarterly is now accepting manuscripts for the 2012/13 volume year.
>> Internet Reference Services Quarterly is a refereed journal presenting information about reference librarianship in the digital age. The journal offers studies and articles on technology and innovations related to the delivery of library user services, including reference, research consultation, instruction, information literacy, user design and usability, and electronic reference materials and sources.
>> IRSQ welcomes articles on all aspects of library reference and information services, including professional practices, electronic communications, information literacy, training and education, managing reference services, evaluating information services and sources, software and technology, and user populations.
>> IRSQ receives all manuscripts electronically via the journal’s ScholarOne website:
>>For more journal information and submission instructions, visit www.tandfonline.com/WIRS or contact Jason Sokoloff at email@example.com.
Improving Library Services for People with Disabilities e-Course
ASCLA’s popular and relevant online course, Improving Library Services for People with Disabilities, will be offered again this October.
>>>>>Please share this message with any colleagues or distribution lists who might find it of interest!<<<<<
Course details, including links to registration, are at the ASCLA blog:
The course will run October 1-28, 2012, with two live online meetings on Thursday, Oct. 11 and Thursday, Oct. 25 from 3:00-4:00p.m. Central time. Additional weekly coursework is self-paced.
During this course, participants will:
>>Identify library users with disabilities at their library
and the resources and assistive technologies available to assist them;
>>Examine changes in attitudes, laws and technologies that
have impacted people with disabilities;
>>Apply what they’ve learned to recommend changes in personal and organizational
behaviors to improve services for people with disabilities at their library.
This course is truly designed for all library staff, including support staff, general professional staff, age-level or subject specialists, managers and administrators. ***We welcome group registrations!*** Two or more registrants from the same library, library system or network will save 15% on their course registration rates. More information is at the ASCLA website: http://www.ala.org/ascla/asclaevents/onlinelearning/onlinelearning
For more information about this course, visit this ASCLA blog post:
Four-Week eCourse Begins Monday, October 15, 2012 Your patrons trust your recommendations on what to read next, and as the use of iPads proliferates, they will look to you for recommendations on exemplary books as apps. The best of this new breed of apps use the multimedia, multitouch capabilities of the iPad to extend the concept of the book, creating a new immersive experience for readers. In this eCourse Nicole Hennig, head of the user experience (UX) group for the MIT Libraries, will
- Provide guidance for integrating iPads into your library’s programs and services by facilitating demos of important titles from the most innovative publishers
- Offer benchmarks for evaluating book apps and writing reviews of them
- Lead you in conversation about book apps as you share your reviews with the class
Each week’s lesson includes a video introduction, readings, and ongoing message board discussions. To participate, you will need access to an iPad. It’s recommended that students plan to budget $30–$50 on apps, though additional purchases are not required to take the eCourse. To get the most out of this eCourse you should already be comfortable with using an iPad and purchasing apps.
Nicole Hennig is Head of the User Experience Group for the MIT Libraries. Her expertise includes user experience studies, mobile web, mobile apps and the user experience of e-reading. She presents frequently on these topics at national and regional conferences.
6-Week eCourse runs from September 4 through October 12
Drupal is an open source content management tool that allows users to build complex websites without extensive programming, making it perfect for library websites. In this introductory eCourse, librarian, consultant and Drupal expert Sean Fitzpatrick will guide participants in building an attractive, functional library website using Drupal. This test website will be hosted on a server for six months after the eCourse, facilitating additional learning. This eCourse will focus on Drupal 7, while highlighting what is still applicable to Drupal 6. Whether the objective is a simple site or full-service digital branch, this eCourse will give participants the know-how to get a library website up and running.
Proposals for the ARLIS/NA-Mountain West chapter fall conference are now being accepted through Monday, July 9. (See the original post here for more details.)
See educational opportunities, such as CFP, workshops, events, webinars, etc.? Please email Braegan Abernethy (bcabernethy[at]gmail[dot]com) or Emilee Mathews (mathewse[at]indiana[dot]edu) to get them posted here.
For ongoing opportunities and deadlines, please visit the new Educational Opportunities Calendar.
REMINDER: The final deadline for Papers, Sessions, and Workshops Proposals for the ARLIS/NA 2013 Annual Conference Crafting Our Future is this Friday, June 29.
Call for Contributors
A new website devoted to art, thought, and surprise inspired by the content found in freely available digital archives, Each Moment a Mountain is seeking contributions and collaborations with writers, archivists, teaching librarians, and other educators.
Each Moment a Mountain is looking for contributors in the following categories: blessays (see http://www.dancohen.org/2012/05/24/the-blessay/), fiction, poetry, music, visual/multimedia art, and interviews of artists and scholars working with the concept of memory. More information on submissions can be found at the following URL:
Each Moment a Mountain is also looking for history educators, teaching librarians, archivists, and others interested in using the site as a pedagogical tool. The editors are open to your ideas, but provide the following as examples of the collaborations we’re looking for:
-The design and execution of information literacy sessions, student assignments, or classroom activities around the use of Each Moment a Mountain in your classroom (including both responses to the site and student contributions).
-The nomination of archives to be featured on the site.
-The development of curricular tools and documentation that illustrate use of Each Moment a Mountain to meet curricular standards like The Common Core, VALUE rubrics, and others.
-Sustained partnerships and titled positions for the right collaborators.
Potential contributors and collaborators can get in touch with the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org. All are welcome to follow Each Moment a Mountain on Twitter for content updates and more: @eachmomenta
Nancy Pearl Presents Book Lust Rediscoveries
Tuesday, July 10, 2pm Eastern
Join esteemed Seattle librarian Nancy Pearl in conversation with two authors from her new book series, Book Lust Rediscoveries, a publishing program devoted to reintroducing some of the best (and now out of print) novels originally published between 1960-2000. Each new edition is personally selected by Nancy Pearl and includes an introduction by her, discussion questions for book groups, and a list of recommended further reading. She will be joined by Rhian Ellis, author of After Life, and Frederick G. Dillen, author of Fool, to discuss the series, as well as their own favorite moments of discovering a wonderful book. The discussion will be moderated by the series’ editor, Alan Turkus, and hosted by Booklist Adult Books senior editor Donna Seaman.
The Visual Resources Association’s 31st Annual Conference will be held in Providence, Rhode Island, from Wednesday, April 3 through Saturday, April 6, 2013, in the Providence Biltmore, a cherished architectural treasure.
Proposals are now being solicited for the 2013 program sessions, workshops, papers, special interest/user groups, and case studies. All proposals are welcome, especially those related to the 2013 VRA Conference theme, “Capitalizing on Creativity”. Click here to go to the conference proposal form, which can also be accessed through the Visual Resources Association page.
A session is a 90 minute moderated session with 3 to 4 speakers at 20 minutes each followed by a facilitated brief question and answer period.
A workshop is a 3 to 4 hour workshop to develop skills and experience in the field of Visual Resources, preferably with hands-on activities.
A paper is an individual idea submission, which will be reviewed for possible grouping into a session.
A special interest group is a 60 to 90-minute informal facilitated group discussion on topics related to a specific community within VRA.
A case study is detailed information about an individual, small group, or project, generally including the accounts of subjects themselves. Moderators are encouraged to submit proposals. Individual case study proposals will be reviewed for possible groupings similar to the session format.
The quality of conference content depends upon YOUR ideas and contributions, so get those creative juices flowing. Use the “Capitalizing on Creativity” conference theme, suggested topics from VRA members (see below), and your imagination to propose ideas which expand our outlooks beyond that which is familiar. If there is an area of concern or interest that you feel has not been adequately addressed in previous programs, do consider participating in this process by submitting a proposal. Moderators may put out calls for speakers within a proposed topic before submission of completed topics. The VRA Executive Board will be looking for complete, concise and articulate submissions with lists of presenters, when applicable. Specificity regarding audio-visual needs including live internet connectivity is recommended.
To stimulate the creative process, here are some excellent suggestions for proposal themes and topics selected from the post-conference survey responses, listed in no particular order:
- VRC physical space issues
- Cross-disciplinary outreach
- Multidisciplinary cataloging
- African art cataloging
- Project and time management
- Copyright sharing
- Open access
- Budget cut impacts
- Digital content archiving and preservation
- Digital asset management
- Digital Humanities initiatives
- VRC/Library collaboration
- Fate of VR analog collections
- VR curators/teachers (dual roles)
- eBook and eJournal image content
- Crisis management
- Image tagging
- Digitizing and access of student work
Questions about the proposal process and the various presentation formats included in the VRA Conference program can be directed to me at .
The proposal deadline is July 27, 2012. I look forward to receiving your proposals!
Visual Resources Association Foundation Professional Development Grant
The purpose of the VRAF Professional Development grant is to support professional development in the field of visual resources and image management. The grant will support attendance at an educational event of the grantee’s choosing (such as an association conference, symposium or workshop), or engagement in relevant research activities (such as publications and/or fieldwork). In recognition of the differing professional development needs for an emerging professional and an established career professional, two awards will be funded. One grant will be awarded to a student or new professional who has up to five years of experience in the field, and the other grant will be designated for a career professional with six or more years of experience. At the discretion of the VRAF Board and with approval of the applicant, an application may be moved to a different category that better fits the experience criteria or the applicant can choose to withdraw the application
Although the specific criteria for the grant may change from year to year in order to provide support for a range of experiences and community members, with the 2012-2013 awards we encourage the VR community to consider opportunities at any visual resources-related professional development venue.
The VRAF Professional Development Grant is part of the Foundation’s mission to advance awareness of critical issues for effective digital information management (including intellectual property and copyright); to encourage the application of professional standards, innovative technology, and metadata cataloging protocols; and to facilitate workplace training. The VRA Foundation supports a range of educational offerings to help ensure that such information reaches a diverse, global audience.
Each of the two 2012-2013 awards will provide a grant of $850. The grant is for use between September 1, 2012 and August 31, 2013.
The grant is open to all visual resource professionals, including retirees and those currently unemployed. The Foundation also encourages students seeking educational, training, and research opportunities in support of broad access to cultural information, to apply. Membership in the Visual Resources Association is not required. Each applicant’s financial statement of need will be considered, together with other applications for funding for the same event or project, which must be disclosed by the applicant.
Grant monies may be used for:
Application Deadline and Decision Announcement:
Applications for the 2012-2013 grants due: Friday, July 20, 2012
Award decision public announcement: August 31, 2012
Guidelines and Application Form: http://vrafoundation.org.s119319.gridserver.com/index.php/grants/professional_development_grant/
Completed applications, as well as any preliminary questions, should be sent via e-mail to:
Alix Reiskind, VRA Foundation Board Director email@example.com
Infopeople’s webinar “Hack Your Career: Dream Job FTW!”
Title: Hack Your Career: Dream Job FTW!
Presenters: Nicole Pasini and Jesse Lanz
Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Start Time: 12 Noon Pacific
This webinar will last approximately one hour. Webinars are free of charge. Registration is ONLY done on the day of the event on the WebEx server starting 30 minutes before the start of the webinar. No Passwords are required. For Tips and Registration Information, please go to http://infopeople.org/training/webcasts/tips.html
For more information and to participate in the Wednesday, July 18, 2012 webinar, go tohttp://infopeople.org/training/hack-your-career
- Do you know what your dream job is, but don’t quite know how to get it?
- Are you an ideal job candidate with less-than-ideal interview skills?
- Are you stymied by the civil service process?
There is no denying that the job market is tough these days, but there are steps you can take to ensure that your next interviewer sees you as the best candidate for the job. And for those of you who are employed, there are steps you can take to ensure that the work that you do today could help land your dream job someday.
In this one-hour webinar you will:
- Learn to approach the job search and interview process from the perspective of the person doing the hiring.
- Gain insight into how to think strategically about your current job, as well asabout how to prepare to get the next one.
- Discover tips for navigating the often baffling world of the civil service application and interview.
- Learn the things that hiring managers wish every job candidate knew.
Though we can’t promise a recovery of the job market, we’re certain that in this webinar you’ll learn ways to Hack Your Career—Dream Job, For the Win!
At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:
- Identify the three questions they need to answer before beginning the job search process.
- Understand the three major ways that civil service hiring processes differ from hiring processes in the private and nonprofit sectors.
- Identify ten steps that go into successful resumes, applications and interviews, from the perspective of hiring managers.
This webinar will be of interest to public library staff (though there will be plenty of useful information for staffs of all types of libraries), library school students, job seekers, or any people who are thinking about the next stage of their careers.
If you are unable to attend the live event, you can access the archived version the day following the webinar. Check our archive listing at: http://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
WIDE ANGLE: Perspectives on Visual + Media Arts Information
ARLIS/NA Mountain West Chapter 2012 Conference
September 13-15, 2012
Park City, Utah
The Mountain West Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America invites proposals for their upcoming conference, which will examine current and future issues in libraries, archives, museums, and cultural heritage institutions for art, film, and media. We welcome proposals for sessions and/or papers on any of the following themes as they relate to art, architecture, film, or media studies:
- the role of information professionals in the teaching of these disciplines
- future directions in the acquisition, preservation, or cataloging of visual materials
- the future of the art library, the film library, or the media collection
- new developments in copyright and fair use for visual material
- assessment, planning, outreach, or marketing of services or collections
- other relevant areas of interest to information professionals working with art, film, media, and related disciplines
Featuring a keynote lecture on filmmaking in Utah, an opening reception at Park City’s Kimball Art Center, and an in-depth discussion of Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty, the conference will take advantage of both the scenic beauty and cultural significance of Utah and the American West in art, film, and visual and material culture.
Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 2, 2012. Please specify if you are submitting a paper (20 minutes) or a session (panel of 3 papers, 20 mins each). Please include the names, titles, and affiliations of all presenters. The ARLIS/NA Mountain West Chapter welcomes submissions from students, new professionals, librarians, non-librarians, and interested individuals from outside the Mountain West region. You do not need to be a member of Mountain West or ARLIS/NA to submit a proposal.
About Park City, Utah:
Situated in the unparalleled beauty of the Wasatch Mountains, Park City is home to the Sundance Film Festival, numerous opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation, and innovative dining and spirits.
About ARLIS/NA Mountain West:
The Mountain West Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America serves Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. ARLIS/NA is the leading professional organization for art information professionals in libraries, museums, archives, and cultural heritage institutions.
Past Chair, ARLIS/NA Mountain West Chapter
Publishing Services & Outreach Librarian
University of Michigan Library
@M_Publishing & @m_kahn
Lots this week! Let’s start with the one that happens tomorrow:
LYRASIS Ideas & Insights Webinar
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> and hear how information organizations are challenging traditional ideas about space in libraries, and placing collections, staff and resources in the best possible position to meet user needs – in the cloud, in the digital realm, on site and online – into the future.
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* Stacie Ledden and Logan Macdonald, AnyThink Libraries, Rangeview Library District, CO: Creating an Experience Library
* Chad Nelson and Barbara Petersohn, Georgia State University: The Care and Feeding of Digital Collections
* Dr. Curtis R. Rogers, State Library of South Carolina: Social Media, Libraries, and Web 2.0: How American Libraries are Using New Tools for Public Relations and to Attract New Users
New Book Information Literacy Beyond Library 2.0
CHICAGO — In the three years since the publication of the best-selling “Information Literacy Meets Library 2.0,” the information environment has changed dramatically, becoming increasingly dominated by the social and the mobile.
The new book “Information Literacy Beyond Library 2.0” picks up the conversation, asking the big questions facing those who teach information literacy: where have we come from, where are we now, and where are we going.
Presenting answers from a range of contributors, editors Peter Godwin and Jo Parker divide their book into three distinct sections. Part 1 explores the most recent trends in technology, consumption and literacy, while Part 2 is a resource bank of international case studies that demonstrate the key trends and their effect on information literacy, offering numerous innovative ideas that can be put into practice. Part 3 assesses the impact of these changes on librarians and what skills and knowledge they must acquire to evolve alongside their users. Among the key topics explored are:
- The evolution of “online” into the social Web as mainstream;
- How social media tools are used in information literacy;
- The impact of mobile devices on information literacy delivery;
- Shifting literacies, such as metaliteracy, transliteracy and media literacy, and their effect on information literacy.
Anyone charged with developing and delivering information literacy programs, as well as library professionals concerned with library instruction and digital technologies, will find the information in this book stimulating and useful.
Godwin is academic liaison librarian at the University of Bedfordshire, UK and Parker is the head of information literacy at the Open University Library, UK.
Source and Fulltext Available At
Registration is now open for the 2nd Annual Summer Retreat for Librarians at Chapman University’s Leatherby Libraries!
Date: Friday, June 29, 2012
Time: 9am – 3pm
Place: Chapman University’s Leatherby Libraries in Orange, California Website (for more information and to register): http://www1.chapman.edu/library/teaching/
Vision: The summer teaching retreat at Chapman University’s Leatherby Libraries was created to build community amongst instruction librarians and library school students from Orange County and the surrounding areas. The retreat provides unique and practical presentations. Participants have opportunities to share teaching experiences, ideas, and resources during lively break-out sessions as the practices and innovative ideas of local librarians are discovered. Ideally, participants leave the retreat with a larger network of resources and contacts, as well as inspiration to creatively expand their library instruction repertoire.
Retreat Schedule and Presentation Descriptions: http://www1.chapman.edu/library/teaching/schedule.html
The deadline to register is June 15. Registration will be capped at 80 participants and is on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Please direct questions on registration to Wenling Tseng at email@example.com or 714-532-7720.
General questions on the retreat may be directed to Annie Knight (firstname.lastname@example.org or 714-532-7736) or Stacy Russo (email@example.com or 714-564-6712).
International Conference on Trends in Knowledge and Information Dynamics
10-13 July, 2012
Documentation Research and Training Centre (DRTC)
Indian Statistical Institute (ISI)
Venue: NIMHANS Convention Center, Nimhans Hospital Premises, Hosur Road,
Documentation Research and Training Centre (DRTC) established by Prof. S R
Ranganathan in 1962, is a research centre at Indian Statistical Institute (ISI)
conducting Research, Training and Higher Education in the field Library and
Information Sciences and allied areas. In the last five decades, DRTC has
been involved in Research, Education, Training and cutting edge applications of
Information and Communication Technology to Libraries and Information Centres,
Knowledge centers and systems. 2012 marks the Golden Jubilee of DRTC and we are
happy to host as part of ‘Golden Jubilee Celebrations’, the ‘International
Conference on Trends in Knowledge and Information Dynamics’ (ICTK-2012).
Broadly the themes of the conference are divided into main streams (in parallel
sessions on all the days of the conference):
Stream 1: Trends in Library Education and Research
Stream 2: Trends in Public Library Services
Stream 3: Trends in Domain Specific Information Systems and Services
Stream 4: Trends in Open Access to Information and Data
Stream 5: Trends in ICT applications to Library and Information Science
For details visit us on http://drtc.isibang.ac.in/ictk/subthemes
ICTK 2012 includes sessions of invited talks by renowned in the field of
Library and Information Science from around the globe on various topics related
to the above mentioned five streams covering various aspects of current
interest and popular trends. The conference serves as an International
Platforms for dissemination of information of International research and
collaborative projects such as European Commission infrastructure projects.
Experts Panel on Open Access to Information and Public Libraries present
experts’ views from around the world. In addition to plenary spearker of
International repute, we plan to have panel discussions on Higher Education and
International Collaborative Research in LIS, Public Libraries, Agricultural
Information Systems, Open Access to Information
List of invited speakers
Dr. Jagdish Arora
Dr. Roberto Barbero
Dr. Donatella Castelli
Prof. Fausto Giunchiglia,
University of Trento
Dr. Johannes Keizer
Prof. Dr. Norbert Lossau
Goettingen State and University Library
Dr. Alberto Masoni
Dr. Carlos Morais Pires,
Dr. Federico Ruggieri
Dr. Alma Swan
Key Perspectives Ltd,
Prof. Anna Maria Tammaro
University of Parma
Dr. Stuart Wiebel
Senior Research Scientist, OCLC
Last date of registration : 30 June 2012
Details of registration at http://drtc.isibang.ac.in/ictk/registration
Prof. A.R.D. Prasad (Convener – ICTK-2012)
Documentation Research & Training Centre (DRTC),
Indian Statistical Institute (I.S.I),
8th Mile, Mysore Road, R.V. College Post,
Bangalore – 560 059, Karnataka INDIA
Phone: +91-80-2848 2711
Fax : 91-80-2848 4265
E-mail ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration closes on Sunday, June 17 for the next offering of RUSA’s online course “Introduction to Spatial Literacy and Online Mapping”.
This asynchronous course will run June 18-July 8.
Group registration rates are available for 2 or more registrants from the same library, library system or network–more information here: http://www.ala.org/rusa/development/onlinece
Register online now for this class: http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=oloc&Template=/Conference/ConferenceList.cfm&ConferenceTypeCode=L
This three week course will introduce students and library staff to a variety of mapping tools and GIS technologies that are of interest to both public and academic library users. Librarians will be able to apply their newly developed Web 2.0 mapping skills in their reference work, and liaison responsibilities. Through hands-on exercises, demonstrations and presentations, the librarian will receive a thorough overview of GIS-related technologies that they may be exposed to in the library.
Instructor: Eva Dodsworth, geospatial data services librarian at the University of Waterloo Map Library in Waterloo, Ontario
Questions about registration? Contact email@example.com or 800-545-2433, option 5. Questions about the course? Contact RUSA Web Manager Andrea Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RUSA 101 Online
Are you interested in any of the following?
Emerging technologies in reference
Specialized business reference
Managing local history collections
Interlibrary loan and resource sharing
Reference and outreach to special populations
If you said YES to any of the above, there’s a place in RUSA for you!
Find out more about RUSA, the Reference and User Services Association, at RUSA 101.
You’ll learn about what RUSA and its sections do, how to get involved, how to stay informed in our activities, and get any of your RUSA questions answered.
RUSA 101 Online
No registration required! Feel free to drop in to any of the sessions below.
Access information can be found at the bottom of this email.
· Friday, June 1, 10:00am-11:00am PT/12:00pm-1:00pm CT/1:00pm-2:00pm ET
· Wednesday, June 6, 1:00pm-2:00pm PT/3:00pm-4:00pm CT/4:00pm-5:00pm ET
· Monday, June 11, 10:00am-11:00am PT/12:00pm-1:00pm CT/1:00pm-2:00pm ET
· Friday, June 15, 1:00pm-2:00pm PT/3:00pm-4:00pm CT/4:00pm-5:00pm ET
· Monday, June 18, 10:00am-11:00am PT/12:00pm-1:00pm CT/1:00pm-2:00pm ET
RUSA 101 @ ALA Annual 2012
No registration required! Besides having an opportunity to learn more about RUSA and meet RUSA members, we’ll have raffle prizes!
· Friday, June 22, 2012 || 3:00pm -4:00pm
Hilton Anaheim – Oceanside Room
Access Information for RUSA 101 Online
To get the most out of your web conference experience, it is best to use a headset. If you do not have a headset, please use headphones/earbuds to plug into your speaker. This will eliminate audio issues.
Session URL: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?password=M.F71930E6E64800139C18D122D0C4DD&sid=2011689
ALA Conference Mentors and Mentees
Calling all students, new professionals, and first time ALA Annual Conference attendees! Would you like to meet with an experienced ALA conference representative while attending your first ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA? If so, The New Members Round Table (NMRT) of ALA is sponsoring a conference mentoring program that will pair new attendees with people who have attended more ALA Annual Conferences.
Please fill out the following questionnaire to participate. A member of the NMRT Mentoring Committee will be in touch with information about your match. It is up to you to connect with your match and set up time(s) to meet while at the conference.
Questions? Email: NMRT_Mentoring@yahoo.com
Have you attended a couple of ALA Conferences and want to give back to the next generation of librarians? If so, The New Members Round Table (NMRT) of ALA is sponsoring a conference mentoring program that will pair new attendees with people who have attended more ALA Annual Conferences.
Please fill out the following questionnaire to participate. A member of the NMRT Mentoring Committee will be in touch with information about your match. It is up to you to connect with your match and set up time(s) to meet while at the conference.
Questions? Email: NMRT_Mentoring@yahoo.com
IMHO > Two *Most Excellent* Keynotes from the recent IATUL conference in Singapore
1 > Libraries, Technocentricity and Learning : Changes in Learning, Research and Information Needs and Behavior of Users
Prof. Rakesh Kumar (The University of New South Wales, Australia)
2 > Technology & Innovations in Libraries and Their Impact on Learning, Research and Users
Joe Murphy (Librarian, Trend Spotter / Trend Setter & IMHO: Librarian Extradordinaire)
BTW: There was a 3rd Keynote titled _Trends, Possibilities and Scenarios for User-Centred Libraries_ by Dr. Susan Gibbons, University Librarian, Yale University, but there is a known problem with the A/V [:-(]
Note-1: Each A/V link also links to the video poster sessions …
Note-2: Each post includes links to other presentation / sessions titles and speakers …
How are libraries using both physical and virtual spaces to meet the needs and demands of library users?
Libraries are changing from spaces where we “marc and park” volumes of print material into more vibrant and vital organizations that focus on both internal and external access to services and information.
The 3rd annual ShareAcademy will be held on Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 at the CPCC Harris campus in Charlotte, NC. The theme for this year’s ShareAcademy is:
“Under New Management: Adventures in Leadership”
2nd CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Share with us your challenges, joys, reflections, techniques, skills and eye-opening moments about becoming a better, more efficient, more productive leader and manager. What habits or tricks have you learned or utilized to manage yourself, your time or your staff? How have you identified your strengths and skills and used them to your best advantage?
Workshop proposals are expected to be interactive, hands-on, and engaging for participants.
Call for proposals CLOSES: June 22
ShareAcademy Registration OPENS: June 26
*ShareAcademy is created and hosted by CPCC Library, but is open to anyone interested in the conference theme. Our primary goal is to provide a conference full of practical, hands-on material for its attendees.*
Submit your proposal here! http://www.cpcc.edu/library/shareacademy
The coeditors for ARLIS/NA Reviews (http://www.arlisna.org/pubs/reviews/index.html) are seeking reviewers for the September/October 2012 edition.
You must notify one of the coeditors by no later than Friday, June 15 of your interest in reviewing one of the titles listed below. Please note in your response if your subject background or expertise matches the subject matter of the book. Also, you must be able to meet an August 3, 2012 deadline with a 450 word review.
How a Revolutionary Art Became Official Culture: Murals, Museums, and the Mexican State,by Mary K. Coffey
Iroquois Art, Power, and History, by Neal B. Keating
Replacing Home: From Primordial Hut to Digital Network in Contemporary Art, by Jennifer Johung
Spatialities: The Geographies of Art and Architecture, ed. by Judith Rugg and Craig Martin
Doug Litts & Terrie Wilson
email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
ARLIS/NA Reviews Co-Editors
CHArt 28TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Consume: Respond – Digital Engagement with Art
**The CHArt committee has extended the deadline for proposals to June 20, 2012.
Thursday 15 – Friday 16 November 2012, Central London venue TBC
Since its foundation in 1985 CHArt has engaged in topical issues in
Digital Art History. This year CHArt is looking at how new developments in information and communications technology affect the ways in which we engage with art. New forms of digital display or emerging modes of viewing art may have profound effects on both our understanding of the artwork itself (the way we consume it) and our ability or appetite for describing, curating and managing it (how we respond to it).
CHArt invites papers that examine emerging practice and where it impacts upon digital art practice, research and curation. Areas for consideration include:
* Control of authorship, ownership and access
* Collaboration and the interdisciplinary break-down
* Participation, quick response and interaction
* Consumption, re-use and mashup
* Mobile technology, apps and education
* Connections between art, interface design, usability and user experience
* Globalisation, agility, dissemination and big data
* Liquidity and permeability of digital culture
Contributions are welcome from all sections of the CHArt community: art historians, artists, architects and architectural theorists and historians, philosophers, curators, conservators, scientists, cultural and media theorists, archivists, technologists and educationalists.
Submissions should be in the form of a 300-400 word synopsis of the proposed paper with brief biographical information (no more than 200 words) of presenter/s, and should be emailed email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org > by Friday, June 1st
Wednesday, June 20th 2012. Please note that submissions exceeding the stated
word count will not be considered.
Postgraduate students are encouraged to submit a proposal. CHArt is able to offer assistance with the conference fees for up to four student delegates. Priority will be given to students whose papers are accepted for presentation. An application form and proof of university enrolment will be required. For further details about the Helene Roberts Bursary please email email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org >.
CFP: Digital Frontiers
The deadline for submissions for Digital Frontiers – a conference and THATCamp for and about the diverse communities using digital tools for research, teaching, and learning – is fast approaching. Please send us proposals for individual papers, fully-constituted panels, posters, and THATCamp workshops! (Apologies for cross-posting – we’re just really excited to see your submissions!) Check out the CFP below or visit https://digitalfrontiers.unt.edu
The University of North Texas Libraries and The Portal to Texas History invite proposals for Digital Frontiers, a conference on using digital resources for research, teaching, and learning.
Digital libraries provide unprecedented access to a wide array materials. This has dramatically expanded the possibilities of primary source research in the humanities and related fields. We seek submissions of individual papers, fully-constituted panels, workshops or posters based on research using digitized objects, whether they are hosted on the University of North Texas Libraries’ Portal to Texas History or are from other digital repositories.
We encourage contributions from scholars, educators, genealogists, archivists, technologists, librarians, and students. The goals of this conference are to bring a broad community of users together to share their work and to explore the value and the impact that digital resources have on education and research.
• Specific ways digital libraries have impacted research
• Digital tools for conducting research – data and text mining, data
• Using digital collections in K-12, undergraduate, and graduate
• Using digital libraries for research on any of the following topics:
African-American history / Asian-American history / agriculture and animal husbandry / cartography, mapping, and GIS / civil rights movements / Civil War / collaboration in public humanities projects / electronic and born-digital art / feminism and women’s issues / genealogy and family histories / history and digitization of regional newspapers / history of religions and religious institutions / immigration and migration / Latino/a & Chicano/a histories / local history / LGBT history / military and veteran’s history / digital resources in museums and libraries / music recordings and performance / myths, urban and local legends, and folklore / Native American history / oral histories and personal narratives / photography and visual arts / regional authors / slavery and abolition / state and local politics / Texana and regional literature /
Digital Frontiers is accepting proposals for:
• Individual papers (20 minutes)
• Panels (75 minutes – 3 individual papers + discussion)
• Roundtable discussions (75 minutes – 5-7 speakers + discussion)
• THATCamp workshop or tutorial (2 hours)
• Poster (36” x 48”)
• E-mail proposals or inquiries to email@example.com
• Abstracts should be no more than 250 words in length; proposals for
fully constituted panels or roundtables should include abstracts for each presentation.
• Please provide a brief professional bio and specify any A/V or other
technical needs with your proposal.
• June 15, 2012: proposals due
• June 30, 2012: notification of acceptance
• September 21, 2012: Conference
• September 22, 2012: THATCAMP