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.
ALCTS webinar: Archival Materials: Using RDA with DACS
Date: May 30, 2012
All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.
Description: Overview of RDA provisions related to archival collections, including both bibliographic and authority records. Explores the possible connections between RDA and Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), and their potential application as supplementary standards.
Who Should Attend? Attendees should have some understanding of archival cataloging practices and a desire to learn more about archival cataloging rules.
For additional information and links to registration, please click on the following link:
ARLIS/NA Pasadena Conference 2013: CALL FOR PROPOSALS – Papers, Sessions and Workshops
Proposals for Papers, Sessions and Workshops are now being accepted for The 41st Annual Conference of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) to be held on April 25-29, 2013 in Pasadena, California. We welcome submissions from librarians, visual and media resource specialists, archivists, curators, museum professionals, educators, artists, designers, architects, historians, researchers, practitioners and others.
The submission deadline is Friday June 22, 2012.
The conference theme, Crafting Our Future, is inspired by Pasadena’s renowned arts and crafts heritage and emphasizes the importance of building upon our past as we actively shape the future of art librarianship.
Individuals and groups are invited to submit proposals that will elicit critical exchange and debate and support opportunities for interaction between participants, as well as those that offer practical advice and solutions to the many challenges facing the profession.
Further information regarding papers, sessions, and workshops can be found within the detailed online submission forms.
Call for Proposals – Papers and Sessions, online submission form: www.surveymonkey.com/s/PAS2013PapersSessions
Call for Proposals – Workshops, online submission form: www.surveymonkey.com/s/PAS2013Workshops
Crafting proposals: Pasadena and beyond
Friday, May 25, 2012
2PM Eastern | 1PM Central | 12PM Mountain | 11AM Pacific
*Chat URL to be announced the morning of May 25th on ARLIS-L*
Sarah Sherman, Getty Research Institute; 2013 Conference Program Co-Chair
Cathy Billings, Brandy Library & Art Center; 2013 Conference Program Co-Chair
Nedda Ahmed, Georgia State University
Tony White, Maryland Institute College of Art
Moderator: Emilee Mathews, Indiana University; ARLISNAP Education Liaison
ARLISNAP and the Professional Development-Education Subcommittee are pleased to present a Lunchtime Chat on developing conference proposals. We hope you will join us for a lively and informative discussion about
- approaches to refining research interests into a presentation at a specific venue (conference, symposia, webinar or other presentation format)
- presentation formats and the work behind the scenes in the fit between presenter, topic, format, and theme
- tips for less-experienced ARLISians interested in developing themselves as researchers, scholars, and contributors to the field
This chat is geared towards anyone curious about how to become more involved in presenting research. Bring your questions! We also welcome more experienced ARLISians to share their experiences and tips related to the topic.
For more information about Lunchtime Chats, visit: http://www.arlisna.org/chats/index.html
Authority, Connectivity, and Discovery: The Evolving Role of Reference in the Wiki Age
SPONSORED BY: Oxford University Press and Library Journal
DATE AND TIME: Thursday, June 14, 2012, 2:00-3:00 PM EST/11:00 AM -12:00 PM PST
Why are traditionally-published reference resources still necessary? What are publishers doing to make them accessible, usable, and discoverable in the library and on the free Web? How are these changes impacting reference’s presence in the library? How are user habits affecting how reference is published, developed, and utilized? Register now to hear our esteemed panel, including Oxford University Press’ Robert Faber, Editorial Director for Reference (UK), Dave Tyckoson, reference librarian and Associate Dean at California State University, Fresno, and Dinah Birch, Professor of English Literature and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange at the University of Liverpool and Editor of the newest edition of the classic Oxford Companion to English Literature, 7th Edition, on a panel moderated by Library Journal and School Library Journal Reference Editor Etta Thornton-Verma, as they tackle the topic of the ever-changing role of, and need for, authoritative reference in today’s libraries in the “Wiki age.”
Can’t make it June 14? No problem! Register now and you will get an email reminder from Library Journal post-live event when the webcast is archived and available for on-demand viewing at your convenience!
For more information about this webcast, please visit Library Journal.
Research Writer’s Consultations at the ALA Annual meeting
The ACRL Research Program Committee (RPC) is once again sponsoring Research Writer’s Consultations at the ALA Annual meeting, held June 22, 2012 – June 26, 2012 in Anaheim, California. Aimed at the new or inexperienced writer, the Research Writer’s Consultations will pair new or inexperienced writers with an experienced writer or editor, who will offer guidance and critique.
Are you an ACRL member working on a research article? Would you like some constructive feedback? Submit a draft research paper for consultation. RPC will match new writers with experienced writers and the pairs will meet face-to-face during the ALA Midwinter meeting. Draft research papers must be submitted by June 15, 2012. Papers will be shared only among the designated pairs. Submission details follow:
Include on first page: Author’s name and contact information in upper left and a paragraph describing what you would like others to comment on about your paper (e.g., grammar, writing style, clarity, presentation of the research methodology).
Page limit: 25 double-spaced pages, standard 1″ margins.
Preferred format: Microsoft Word. Number pages. Footers should include author’s full name and e-mail.
Draft research papers should be in complete enough form for others to read easily.
Submit by June 15, 2012 to: Cheryl Middleton: cherly[dot]middleton[at]oregonstate[dot]edu.
MEET DURING ALA 2012 Annual
The experienced writer/editor and the writer they have been paired with will correspond ahead of time to determine the best time to meet at the meeting.
Questions should be directed to Cheryl Middleton: cherly[dot]middleton[at]oregonstate[dot]edu
NEDCC PRESERVATION TRAINING NEWS:
The 2012 Training Calendar is now up through December.
NEDCC has expanded its program to include even more digital topics,
while continuing to offer accessible, affordable hands-on and online
training on the essentials of physical collections care.
Check out the NEW Workshops and Webinars:
Contact Donia Conn, email@example.com
Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC)
Deadline is approaching…
New Foundations: Creation, Curation, Use
June 13-15, 2012
Join Us in Boston!
ALA Virtual Conference
Framing the ALA Virtual Conference on July 18 and 19, 2012, “Mapping Transformation” hosts keynote speakers and interactive 45-minute Web sessions providing insights from experts and offering opportunities for conversation around key issues related to transformation in libraries. Ideal both for those who can’t attend 2012 ALA Annual Conference and for those who are ready for more, right at their desktop!
Speakers include: George Needham and Joan Frye Williams on Libraries in a Post-Print World; Lee Rainie (Director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project), on the rise of e-books and next steps in the Project’s research on the evolving role of libraries; Brian Mathews, Jamie LaRue, Emily Dowdall (Senior Associate- Pew Charitable Trusts’ Philadelphia Research Initiative), Nate Hill, and others on transformative thinking and activity in libraries, and more.
And back by popular demand–30-minute author lunches hosted by Booklist editors Brad Hooper (talking with Katherine Boo) and Donna Seaman.
Special 25% discount for 2012 ALA Annual Conference full registrants on Virtual Conference registration–recommended for making the most of the interactivity and conversations, one of the best bargains in continuing education in the library world today.
The archive of ALA Virtual Conference will be available free to registrants for up to six months, and also free after the event to all full registrants of ALA Annual Conference.
Individual registration is $69 ($51.75 with Annual Conference discount), and group registration for up to 15 IP addresses is an affordable $300 ($225 with Annual Conference discount).
Thanks to our Education Liaisons, ArLiSNAP now has a handy Google calendar to keep track of Education and Development opportunities. You can find the calendar under Resources -> Educational and Development Opportunities -> Educational Opportunities Calendar (or simply click here).
Thanks, Emilee and Braegan!
Please note the first two items in bold are happening tomorrow!
Blended Librarian Webcast: Flipping the Classroom: Overturning the Traditional Lecture Thursday, May 10th @ noon (12pm) EDT
This is a free event & no registration is needed. There are a limited number of seats that are available on a first come first served basis. Please go to the BL site http://www.blendedlibrarian.org/ and log in to the “Quick Login” early to obtain your seat. It will be the webcast listed at the top of the webpage.
(Note: You need to be a member of the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community to participate. No fee to join. To join go to the following page http://www.blendedlibrarian.org/join.html prior to logging on to LearningTimes to join the webcast – you should do this at least 12 hrs prior to attending a webcast.)
METRO & ACRL/NY Present: Catablogging – Leveraging Blogging Software to Present Your Collections on the Web
Speaker Chela Weber
Chela Scott Weber is the Associate Head for Archival Collections at the Tamiment Library & Robert f. Wagner Labor Archives at NYU. Prior to coming to the Tamiment, she was the Director of Library & Archives at the Brooklyn Historical Society, where she implemented Emma, their WordPress based catablog of archives and special collections. She holds a Master of Library and Information Science and Certificate of Archival Administration from Wayne State University in beautiful Detroit, MI.
This event is co-sponsored/hosted with ACRL/NY Special Collections and Archives Discussion Group.
Visit the event website for more information and to register:
The AMIA Student Chapter at New York University invites presentation proposals for Archiving the Arts, to be held jointly with IMAP in New York City on Saturday, October 13, 2012 as part of New York Archives Week organized by Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York.
Please submit a 250-word proposal to Kathryn Gronsbell atNYU.AMIA@gmail.com Priority will be given to submissions received by Friday, May 4, 2012.
FINAL DEADLINE for submissions is Friday, July 13, 2012.
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”
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: May 30
ShareAcademy Registration OPENS: June 4
*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
ALCTS webinar: Rare Materials and RDA: Exploring the Issues
Date: May 23, 2012
All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.
Description: Are you unsure about how (or whether) to apply RDA to rare materials? This webinar will present an overview of RDA provisions related to rare materials, including both bibliographic and authority records, and will explore how well RDA and Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials
(DCRM) can be used together to describe rare materials. The webinar will reflect work sponsored by the ACRL Rare Books and Manuscripts Section’s Bibliographic Standards Committee, including a white paper prepared by the presenters.
Single Webinar Registration Fees: $39 ALCTS Member; $49 Non-member; $39 International; $99 Group (a group of people that will watch it together).
Check the ALCTS Web site for discount pricing for the entire webinar series.
For additional information and links to registration, please click here.
ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.
For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling
1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or email@example.com.
See educational opportunities, such as CFP, workshops, events, webinars, etc.? Please email Braegan Abernethy (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Emilee Mathews (email@example.com) to get them posted here.
The Association of Moving Image Archivists Student Chapter at New York University and Independent Media Arts Preservation invite submissions for…
Archiving the Arts: addressing preservation in the creative process.
This symposium will explore the relationship between media artists and audiovisual archivists. Archiving the Arts allows for a dialogue that can enhance mutual understanding between both constituencies. By exposing these communities to best practices, working methods, and the technological and industrial realities faced by members of each group, we hope to foster a discussion, improve the current conditions, and widen awareness of preventative preservation for the long term.
The combined problems of born-digital works and media obsolescence intensify the urgency of preemptive preservation practices. Film and video archivists know all too well the risks media artworks face. At the same time, artists face the same concerns—not just with completed works, with the raw materials of film, video, audio, digital objects—that are essential to their ongoing creative process. But often these two groups lack a common language and a way for their communities to interact and develop tools that serve all parties. Archivists don’t necessarily understand the creative process. Artists don’t always think about their work in terms of its preservation.
Archiving the Arts promotes dialogue between working professionals, artists, students, and other interested parties whose goal is to prevent avoidable loss of creative works by integrating preservation strategies into moving image creation and production.
The day-long symposium of panels, screenings, and workshops will tackle the practical, theoretical, and technical issues that affect the artist and the archivist. Working across disciplines will result in a dynamic conversation and create a deeper understanding of the importance of preventative preservation.
Please see the Call for Papers below and join us on October 13th, 2012 during Archives Week in New York City.
CALL FOR PAPERS – ARCHIVING THE ARTS
The AMIA (Association of Moving Image Archivists) Student Chapter at New York University invites presentation proposals forArchiving the Arts, to be held jointly with IMAP (Independent Media Arts Preservation) in New York City on Saturday, October 13th, 2012 as part of Archives Week organized by Archivists Roundtable of New York - www.nycarchivists.org.
Please submit a 250-word proposal to Kathryn Gronsbell at NYU.AMIA@gmail.com
Priority will be given to submissions received by Friday, May 4, 2012.
Papers, presentations, workshops, and posters are welcome on all issues concerning artists and audiovisual archivist. Possible topics include:
How do we integrate preservation strategies into creation? What are the benefits? What are the disadvantages?
Technically Speaking – creating & ingesting born-digital objects
What are the technical issues/specs regarding metadata crawling, signal problems, and the application of preventative preservation in production?
How does ephemeral art act as a counterargument to preservation? How do conservators work with artists who wish to intentionally destroy or abandon their own work? How do artists who restrict their work to a single format exist for posterity?
From the Studio to the Archive
How do artists’ intentions affect collection development? Archive policies and practices?
Growing an “Organic” Archive
“Organic” archives are repositories that develop from the intentions and desires of the contributing artist(s). How are artists and archivists working (or not working) together to create this type of archival system? What is known about existing “Organic” archives and what methods can be used to expand their potential?
Put Your Best Fail Forward
Share your unique collection/archival challenges that were not resolved, and why. Artists – what attempts have you made to ensure the welfare of your work? What is the disconnect between theory and practice?
Smithsonian Libraries Accepting Professional Development Internship Applications
The Smithsonian Libraries will award up to three paid internships for graduate students interested in working in research and museum libraries for the summer of 2012. The internships cover specific areas of librarianship, including technical services, digital projects and research, and reference and reader services. Below are the available projects. Applications close March 12th, 2012.
Projects for the Summer 2012 Program:
- Artists’ Books
- NASM Sheet Music Cataloging
- Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) Workflow Project
Candidates interested in research, reference and reader services will work in the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library where they will address advanced bibliographic searching and developing exhibition ideas featuring artists’ books.
For this internship, an MLS graduate student with art background is preferred; class work or experience with cataloging/metadata. Exhibition experience is a plus but not necessary.
Information for all applications:
Qualified applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, hold a 3.0 GPA in their major, demonstrate interest in the research and museological activities of the Smithsonian Institution and Libraries and show solid writing, analytical and computer skills. The internships are offered to current students and recent graduates of accredited library programs. Interns may receive up to $500 dollars per week for a maximum of six weeks. Applications for summer 2012 internships will be accepted on a rolling basis until March 12. Candidates who are not selected for the Libraries’ paid internship program may be eligible to receive non-paid internships. To view program information, requirements and additional details visit http://www.sil.si.edu/Galaxy.cfm?id=3.21.
For additional information, please contact:
Erin Clements Rushing
Digital Images Librarian
Digital Services Division, Smithsonian Institution Libraries
Room 2206 MRC 154
10th Street and Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Artists’ Records in the Archives: A One Day Symposium – Call for Participation
The archives of many institutions contain artists’ records—documents created by artists that often bear witness to the creative process, as evinced by sketches, doodles, and other notations. Artists’ records differ from other types of records due to their inherent connection to the art object and the art market. In recent years there has been a plethora of symposia and conferences dedicated to artist archives, art history and “the archive,” as well as to the use of archival materials by contemporary artists. While crucial, these investigations have been driven almost entirely by art historians and have not included the perspectives of archivists and special collections librarians. As part of an effort to broaden the discussion surrounding artists’ records, the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York has organized a one day symposium, “Artists’ Records in the Archives,” to be held on October 11, 2011 in conjunction with the New York Public Library. Focusing on the perspective of the information professional, this symposium will address how contemporary artists use artists’ records in their work, the significance of artists’ records in archives for scholars and curators, and how archivists and special collections librarians manage artists’ records in their repositories.
Possible topics or areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
*Artists’ use of other artists’ records
*How archivists manage artists’ records and how this might differ within a museum, estate, gallery, and university setting
*Collecting artists’ records
*Appraisal of artists’ records
*Underdocumented artists and the archives
*Exhibitions and artists’ records
*Artists’ records and the digital environment
*Born digital artists’ records
*Copyright, moral rights, and the artist
*Conversations between archivists, artists, and art historians regarding archives
Date: October 11, 2011
Location: New York Public Library
All individual presentations will be 20 minutes long (10 page paper).
Submissions must include a title, name of author and institutional affiliation, abstract (250 words max), and indication of technological requirements.
Individual papers or entire panel proposals accepted.
A small travel stipend is available. If interested please indicate in the submission.
Deadline for Proposals: Proposals should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 15, 2011.
THE NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAPTERS OF THE VISUAL RESOURCES ASSOCIATION cordially invite you to the California Visual Resources Association Conference, also known as CAVRACON, which will be held Thursday, June 16th and Friday, June 17th, 2011 at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
CaVraCon will provide workshops, presentations and demos dealing with the many aspects of creating, managing and maintaining digital image collections, as well as the opportunity to network with both emerging professionals and veterans of the field.
The conference will be open to any interested parties regardless of organizational or institutional affiliation. Check the above site for registration information.
Patricia Harpring (Managing Editor Getty Vocabulary Program)
Developing local authority files for the CCO/CDWA categories and a discussion of CONA
Megan Marler (ArtSTOR, Senior Analyst for Strategic Initiatives)
ArtSTOR?s Shared Shelf
George Helfand (Luna Imaging, Inc., Account Manager)
Expanding Your Scope: A Workflow for Adding Books to a Digital Image Collection
Greg Reser (UCSD, Metadata Specialist) and Sheryl Frisch (CalPoly, San Luis Obispo, Visual Resource Specialist)
The VRA Custom XMP Info Panel: How do I use it?
Jan Eklund (UC Berkeley, Business Systems Analyst, IST Data Services) and Chris Hoffman (UC Berkeley, Manager of Informatics Services, IST Data Services)
Deploying CollectionSpace for a VR Collection
Tom Moon (UCSB Library, Digitization Unit Manager)
Structuring Workflows: implementing new procedures without disruption
Lois McLean and Rick Tessman (McLean Media, Content Clips)
Content Clips, An Online Tool for Teaching with Digital Images
Dr. James Bartholomay Kiracofe (Director, Inter-American Institute for Advanced Studies in Cultural History)
Images for Education, On the road with an academic photographer
As well as a Plenary by the Visual Resources Association President, Maureen Burns (IMAGinED Consulting), Case Studies, tours and more!
Things to bring: flip-flops, laptops and business cards.
Please send questions to John Trendler <email@example.com>
We look forward to seeing you!
From Records to Data: Seeing and Sharing Digital Cultural Heritage Collections Differently with RecollectionPosted: May 6, 2011
From Records to Data: Seeing and Sharing Digital Cultural Heritage Collections Differently with Recollection
Brooklyn Public Library
Trevor Owens, Digital Archivist with the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) at the Library of Congress, will give a lecture titled “From Records to Data: Seeing and Sharing Digital Cultural Heritage Collections Differently with Recollection” at Brooklyn Public Library’s Dr. S. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture on Thursday, May 19th from 3-4:30pm.
Owens will introduce and demonstrate the utility of Recollection, a free open source platform for generating and customizing views (interactive maps, timelines, facets, tag clouds) that allow scholars, librarians and curators to explore digital collections in novel and intuitive ways. This demonstration will show how content stewards can ingest collections from spreadsheets, sets of MODS records, or RSS and Atom feeds and then generate a range of interactive visualizations, including charts and maps, as well as sophisticated faceted browser interfaces for users of their digital collections.
We especially invite students and professionals interested in cultural heritage, digital curation and preservation, information visualization and other similar fields to attend.
Brooklyn Public Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
Job Hunting: A Conversation About How To Do It Well
May 4-5, 2011
Hosted by Tiffany Eatman Allen and Erica Findley
Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!
Registration information is at the end of the message.
Each day, sessions begin and end at:
Pacific: 6am – 2pm
Mountain: 7am – 3pm
Central: 8am – 4pm
Eastern: 9am – 5pm
In this free and open e-Forum discussion, our hosts will look at performing a successful job search in library technical services.
Whether you are new to the field or just changing career focus, this e-Forum will provide you with the pointers you need to secure your next position in this continually changing area of librarianship. What can you do to put yourself ahead of the competition? How can you make yourself more visible in the crowded job market? Need a refresher on cover letters and resumes? How about interview basics? Do you know how to best manage your on-line presence while conducting a job search? We will explore these questions and many more with our two hosts: Tiffany Allen, Library HR insider and Erica Findley, a new graduate who recently landed an academic library position.
Tiffany Eatman Allen is the Director of Library Human Resources at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Library. She works extensively with librarians, staff, and Information and Library Science graduate students, and is also currently the Chair of the Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA) Human Resources Section. She holds a BA in Political Science and Psychology and an MLS, both from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has published in traditional print media, including C&RL News and in The Librarian’s Career Guidebook, as well as several articles written online for LISCareer.com. Additionally, she has served as co-editor of LISCareer.com and as co-author of “Career Q&A with the Library Career People” for LISjobs.com since 2003.
Erica Findley is the Digital Resources/Metadata Librarian at Pacific University Library in Forest Grove, Oregon. She earned her MLIS is 2008 and has held a variety of appointments in ALA. Currently, she is the Vice Chair of the ALCTS New Members Interest Group where she has led two on-line discussions about performing successful job searches. She is also serving on two search committees one for a library staff position and the other for the ALCTS ANO Editor position.
*What is an e-forum?*
An ALCTS e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate with other participants through an email discussion. Most e-forums last two to three days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it’s free. See a list of upcoming e-forums at:http://bit.ly/upcomingeforum.
Instructions for registration are available at: http://bit.ly/eforuminfo. Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the email list. Participation is free and open to anyone.
ArLiSNAPPERS: We need your voice!
The Strategic Planning Committee is specifically targeting ArLiSNAP to provide feedback that will impact the future of the society! Please consider taking part in a one hour ArLiSNAP Focus Group conference call the week of April 18-22.
To sign up, please complete this Doodle indicating your availability:
From your ARLISNAP colleagues and Strategic Planning Committee members,
A note from the ArLiSNAP coordinators:
Everyone, please take this opportunity to become a part of this focus group. This type of engagement is exactly the kind of thing students and young professionals need to become an important part of the community. The Strategic Planning Committee is working hard to give our group a forum for discussions and suggestions that can help shape the future of ARLIS for the better.
Help make sure that ARLIS/NA is representing us.
Every month, METRO offers an exciting range of learning and networking opportunities – details and registration are just a click away!
To receive significant discounts on METRO Professional Development classes and other career boosting benefits, all current library school students are invited to apply for myMETRO individual membership at the student rate of $50 per year. To learn more or to apply, please visit http://www.metro.org/individual-membership/
Personal Digital Archiving
Wed, April 13 | 1-4pm | $35 METRO & myMETRO, $60 Non-members
During this hands-on session, instructor Ellyssa Kroski will explain the process of creating and executing an action plan for archiving personal digital assets, deciding what to store, consolidating multiple file versions, and cataloging resources.
Learn more & register at http://www.metro.org/en/cev/29 <http://www.metro.org/en/cev/29> .
Information Architecture and Interaction Design (IA/IxD)
Fri, April 15 | 10am-4pm | $50 METRO, $40 myMETRO, $70 Non-members
Using a case study methodology, this workshop will introduce participants to the field of IA/IxD. We will begin by reviewing the perceptual model necessary for thinking and working with IA/IxD and then apply this model to the process of IA/IxD by reviewing a case study from start to finish.
Learn more & register at http://www.metro.org/en/cev/51 <http://www.metro.org/en/cev/51> .
Webinar: Introduction to Major Changes from AACR2 to RDA
Wed, April 27 | 10-11:30am | $20 METRO & myMETRO, $40 Non-members
This webinar will provide an entry-level introduction to aspects of RDA records that differ from AACR2, and what catalogers should expect to see in RDA records generally.
Learn more & register at http://www.metro.org/en/cev/57 <http://www.metro.org/en/cev/57> .
METRO Book Talk: Boomers and Beyond – Reconsidering the Role of the Library
Thurs, April 28 | 6-8pm | $10 METRO, myMETRO, & Non-members
Diantha Schull and Pauline Rothstein will present an overview from their recent book “Boomers and Beyond: Reconsidering the Role of Libraries”, focusing on foundation theories about longevity, including its implications for health promotion, learning, work, and spirituality.
Learn more & register at http://www.metro.org/en/cev/52 <http://www.metro.org/en/cev/52> .
Webinar: Managing the Implementation of RDA at Your Library – What Administrators Need to Know
Fri, April 29 | 10-11:30am | $20 METRO & myMETRO, $40 Non-members
Instructor Chris Cronin will inform library administrators and cataloging managers on how to begin thinking about preparing staff and systems for the transition from AACR2 to RDA.
Learn more & register at http://www.metro.org/en/cev/56 <http://www.metro.org/en/cev/56> .
Introduction to Metadata for Digital Collections
Tues & Wed, May 3 & 4 | 10am-4pm | $275 METRO, $225 myMETRO, $325 Non-members
Instructor Dr. Marcia Zeng will examine the role of metadata in the digital environment during this two-day workshop. The main focuses will be given to 1) the applications of metadata standards for distinct domains and information communities and 2) the creation of application profiles according to local needs.
Learn more & register at http://www.metro.org/en/cev/45 <http://www.metro.org/en/cev/45> .
Enriching Metadata Services through Linked Data
Thurs, May 5 | 10am-1pm | $20 METRO & myMETRO, $30 Non-members
This workshop will explain the principles, concepts, and the potential usage of Linked Data in libraries of all sizes. It will not cover technical implementation topics.
Learn more & register at http://www.metro.org/en/cev/46 <http://www.metro.org/en/cev/46> .
VRA Core: An Introduction to Metadata for Cultural Materials
Mon, May 9 | 1-4pm | $40 METRO, $30 myMETRO, $60 Non-members
Instructor Elisa Lanzi will cover the overall benefits of using the VRA Core in order to ensure streamlined inputting of crucial information about works and images, and to improve searching and user understanding.
Learn more & register at http://www.metro.org/en/cev/61 <http://www.metro.org/en/cev/61> .
Digital Rights Management for Library and Archives Projects
Wed, May 11 | 10am-4pm | $75 METRO, $60 myMETRO, $100 Non-members
This workshop will approach copyright from the collections and project management perspective. Topics will include an overview of Section 108 and how to analyze underlying or third-party rights in textual, visual, audio, and moving image content.
Learn more & register at http://www.metro.org/en/cev/47 <http://www.metro.org/en/cev/47> .
Webinar: The Future for Libraries
Tues, May 17 | 10-11am | $20 METRO & myMETRO, $40 Non-members
Sarah Houghton-Jan, author of the popular blog, “Librarian in Black” will discuss how the current budget crisis will change the way we provide services to our patrons. This webinar will be of particular interest for anyone interested in finding out what digital services libraries can build upon to better serve their communities now and in the future.
Learn more & register at http://www.metro.org/en/cev/70 <http://www.metro.org/en/cev/70> .
myMETRO Presents: An Evening of Presentation by myMETRO Student Members
Wed, May 18 | 6-8pm | There is no fee to attend, but registration is required.
Join us for a sample of cutting edge research in librarianship from three students, including an investigation of the impact of recommender systems; risk management applied to digital asset preservation; and a collaborative project to connect to LIS students.
Learn more & register at http://www.metro.org/en/cev/64 <http://www.metro.org/en/cev/64> .
Using XML in Libraries
Thurs, May 19 and Thurs, May 26 | 10am-4pm each day | $75 METRO, $60 myMETRO, $100 Non-members (covers both days)
This two-day intensive workshop is designed to teach beginners how to use XML in the library environment, with a focus on using the language for resource description, metadata management, and electronic text encoding.
Learn more & register at <http://www.metro.org/en/cev/47> http://www.metro.org/en/cev/62 <http://www.metro.org/en/cev/62> .
Science, Technology and Medical Librarians: Current Trends in Electronic Scholarly Communication
Thurs, April 14 | 1:30-4:30pm <http://www.metro.org/en/cev/44> | Learn more & register: http://www.metro.org/en/cev/44 <http://www.metro.org/en/cev/44>
Smart Phones and Mobile Computing: Mobile Information and Literacy Panel – Are You In the Know About Info to Go?
Fri, May 6 | 3:00-4:30pm | Learn more & register: http://www.metro.org/en/cev/66 <http://www.metro.org/en/cev/66>
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? Do you have a presentation you’d like to float by a group of friendly colleagues for some benevolent critique?
If so, the ACRL Arts section invites you to submit a presentation proposal for our Discussion Forum held on Saturday, June 25th from 10:30-12noon during the ACRL Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA.
–Proposals can be about any topic dealing with the visual or performing arts and design (see list of possible topics below).
–Everyone is welcome to submit a proposal. Students are also encouraged to make a submission.
–Each presentation will have 15-20 minutes with a 5 minute Q&A. We anticipate being able to accept 4-5 proposals for presentation.
–Proposals will be reviewed by a committee drawn from the Arts Section Executive Board and Publications & Research Committee.
Deadline: Please submit your proposals to Yen Tran (firstname.lastname@example.org), chair of the Arts Section’s Publications & Research Committee no later than May 27th. Those submitting proposals will be notified by June 3rd, as to whether or not your proposal was accepted for presentation.
–Research of any topic related to the arts
–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
The possibilities are endless; please consider submitting a proposal.
Call for Chapters: Bringing Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts into the Library
Book Publisher: American Library Association
Editor: Carol Smallwood, MLS
Writing and Publishing: The Librarian’s Handbook, American Library Association, 2010http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=2646
The Frugal Librarian: Thriving in Tough Economic Times, American Library Association, 2011
Chapters sought from U.S. and Canadian librarians who’ve worked with visual and performing artists to bring the arts into libraries to keep them vibrant community cultural centers. Innovative public, school, librarians who have encouraged painters, photographers, musicians, writers, and other creative talent of various ages.
No previously published, simultaneously submitted material; 3,000-4,000 words written by one or up to three co-authors. Concise, how-to chapters, using bullets, headings.
Compensation: a complimentary book, discount on additional copies.
Possible topics: community programs and outreach, working with students, security and legal concerns, using the media, open houses, readings and book launches, displays, collaborations with community groups, workshops, grants.
To avoid duplication, please e-mail 2-3 topics described separately in 2-3 sentences by April 24, 2011 with a brief bio. Kindly place, ARTS/Your Name, on the subject line to: email@example.com
Introduction to Archival Processing Workshop
Friday, May 20, 2011
Vermont History Center, Barre, Vermont
Full day workshop, 9:00 – 5:00 (Registration begins at 8:30)
Cost: $70 NEA and VHS Member, $85 Non-Member (includes A Guide for Processing Manuscript Collections)
Registration Deadline: Friday, May, 6, 2011
Maximum Enrollment: 25
Instructor: Bruce P. Stark, Retired Assistant State Archivist, Connecticut State Library
This intermediate-level workshop will focus on day-to-day decisions in arranging and describing archival and manuscript collections that have minimal order. It includes discussion of finding aid design, elements of finding aids, guidelines for establishing series and subseries, basic conservation practices, handling problem materials, restrictions, sensitive subject matter, and guidelines for appraisal and weeding. Registrants are encouraged to bring processing questions and all participants will receive a copy of A Guide for Processing Manuscript Collections, written by the instructor.
Bruce Stark has a Ph.D. in history from the University of Connecticut and has been an archivist for more than thirty years. He has been in charge of processing programs at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscripts Library, the University of Connecticut, and Connecticut State Library and given presentations and conducted numerous workshops on manuscript processing. He retired as Assistant State Archivist on July 1, 2009.
(h/t: New England Archivists)
The North Carolina Connecting to Collections Project (C2C) will be sponsoring an Emergency & Disaster Preparedness workshop on April 11, 2011 hosted by the Charlotte Museum of History for staff, board members, and volunteers who are interested in preserving and protecting cultural heritage when faced with emergency situations. The workshop will be led by Matthew Hunt, C2C’s Disaster Preparedness Coordinator.
Disasters come in many forms—Natural, Human-generated, Intentional, and Unintentional—and all are capable of causing significant property damage. Through this workshop we will give cultural institutions the tools and training to start their disaster planning and response preparations. We will all face a disaster one day, and our success after it will depend on our preparation for it. This workshop will cover the importance of planning for emergency situations, the elements of a disaster plan and why we need to test existing plans.
The workshop will open with an information session about C2C and NC ECHO; questions, feedback, and networking are encouraged. Participants in the C2C sessions have a unique opportunity to help improve how cultural heritage institutions (museums, archives, libraries, and historic sites) care for a wide variety of artifacts, books, papers, and other objects of our state’s cultural past. C2C project staff wants input on what types of workshops are needed. Additional workshops on collections conservation care and disaster preparedness will be offered in the future.
The North Carolina Connecting to Collections Project is an IMLS grant-funded initiative aimed at helping institutions better care for their collections. A variety of partner organizations have made this project possible: Federation of NC Historical Societies, NC Museums Council, NC Preservation Consortium, State Historic Records Advisory Board, and Society of NC Archivists.
Registration Fee: $10
Make checks or money orders payable to: NC Department of Cultural Resources
Send checks or money orders to:
Connecting to Collections
4610 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4610
Please mail a copy of your registration with your registration check.
Fundraising for Preservation and Conservation workshops
Presented by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts
WATERFORD, NY – APRIL 27, 2011
Hosted and cosponsored by:
Bureau of Historic Sites
Peebles Island Resource Center (PIRC)
Division for Historic Preservation
NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and
RICHMOND, VA – APRIL 29, 2011
Virginia Association of Museums
Virginia Conservation Association
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Through thoughtful planning and effective grant writing, your organization can be competitive in the race for public and private funding to preserve cultural collections. This workshop will examine the planning process that funders want to see in place and the components that make a grant request compelling. With examples drawn from success stories at museums, historic sites, libraries, and archives, program participants will gain an understanding of how to effectively develop and implement a funding strategy to raise money for their collections.
The workshop will address:
§ Planning: Moving from a preservation needs assessment to a funding strategy
§ Potential funding sources: Triaging your time to focus on your best funding prospects
§ Writing the request: Anticipating the funder’s questions and answering them concisely
§ Evaluation: Incorporating the new standards
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Lee Price, Director of Development at the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts, has worked as a fundraising consultant for many regional and national cultural institutions. He has written successful grant requests for preservation funding from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Save America’s Treasures.
LOCATIONS, DATES & TIMES
Waterford, NY – April 27, 2011
Peebles Island Resource Center (PIRC)
Peebles Island State Park
Waterford, NY 12188
Richmond, VA- April 29, 2011
1700 Hampton Street
Richmond, VA 23220
8:45 am – 9:15 am: Registration & Refreshments
9:15 am – 4:45 pm: Program
4:45 pm: Optional Tours: Maymont Mansion, Richmond, VA & Conservation Laboratory, PIRC, Waterford, NY
Registration & Payment
Program Fee: $110
Registration Deadline: 2 weeks prior to program date
Registration, secure credit card payment, and additional program information are available at:
§ Lunch will not be provided. However, a list of local restaurants will be available and
participants are welcome to bring lunch.
§ Refunds will be given until two weeks prior to the program date, minus a $25 cancellation fee.
§ If you have special needs, please contact CCAHA three weeks prior to the workshop date so that accommodations can be made.
The Academy of Certified Archivists will award five Accreditation Recertification Credits (ARCs) to eligible Certified Archivists (CAs) attending this program. For more information, go to: http://www.certifiedarchivists.org.
The Virginia Association of Museums (VAM) will award one credit in External Affairs or Collections Management to students in the Virginia Certificate in Museum Management program who attend this program. For more information about the VAM program, go to: http://www.vamuseums.org
This program was made possible with generous funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
To learn more about CCAHA and its programs and services, please visit our website at www.ccaha.org.
Questions? Call CCAHA Preservation Services at 215.545.0613 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is still time to submit an entry for this year’s ARTstor Travel Awards competition!
ARTstor is providing five travel awards in the amount of $1,500 each to help support the educational and scholarly activities—such as flying to a conference—of graduate students, scholars, curators, educators, and librarians in any field.
The deadline is Monday, April 4, 2011.
Learn more here: http://www.artstor.org/news/n-html/travel-awards.shtml
What do digital humanities scholars see as the potential of this interdisciplinary field?
Defining the Digital Humanities
Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 12:00-2:00 PM
555 Lerner Hall, Morningside
Guests who do not have a Columbia University ID must RSVP to email@example.com by Tuesday, April 5.
Panelists include Dan Cohen, Director of the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University; Federica Frabetti, Senior Lecturer in the Communication, Media and Culture Program at Oxford Brookes University, UK; and Dino Buzzetti, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Bologna. More information.
RESEARCH WITHOUT BORDERS EVENT SERIES
The Scholarly Communication Program at CU Libraries/Information Services presents a speaker series for the 2010-11 academic year on today’s pivotal issues in scholarly communication.
Join us for the third year of events exploring changes in how scholars and researchers create, share, reuse, and preserve new knowledge. The series is free and open to the public.
Follow the events remotely on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ScholarlyComm.