Webinar, virtual pre-conference, conference sign-up

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.

Free Webinar > Copyright Series: Interview with Cable Green, Creative Commons

May 24, 2011 (Thursday) at 2:00 pm ET

Guest: Cable Green, Director of Global Learning, Creative Commons

Registration Link Available Via

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ALCTS ALA Annual preconference: “The How and Why of Research: What Is the Rock in Your Shoe?”
June 12 – 14, 2012.

All sessions begin at 2 p.m. Eastern, 1 p.m. Central and 11 a.m. Pacific time.

This virtual preconference provides insight and guidance into the world of research, encouraging attendees to discover the research possibilities inherent in their daily work.  Find out how valid research questions can grow out of practical professional quandaries.  Learn how to choose appropriate questions to investigate, how to design effective research strategies and explore avenues for sharing results with colleagues.  Demystify the research process and be encouraged  to contribute to the body of knowledge in the discipline.  This virtual preconference is aimed at librarians entering the profession and/or new to the research process.

This virtual preconference is comprised of three one-hour sessions:

Tuesday, June 12
“Avoiding the Research Rubbish Bin: How to Begin a Research Project” with Allyson Carlyle,  University of Washington Information School.

Wednesday, June 13
“From Curiosity to Concept: Developing a Research Plan from Everyday Library Issues” with Steven A. Knowlton, University of Memphis.

Thursday, June 14
“Bringing your Work to Press: The Peer Review Process” with Sandy Roe, Illinois State University and editor, Cataloging and Classification Quarterly.

Visit the “How and Why” page on the ALCTS website.

Registration is open now.  Individual sessions for each preconference are $39 for ALCTS members, $49 for non-members, $99 for groups and, as always, free to LIS students.  A discounted rate is available if you want to register for all the sessions included in each preconference:  $95 for ALCTS members, $118 for non-members and $258 for groups.  Register through ALA Online Learning.

If you have any questions, please contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Continuing Education, jreese@ala.org.

Joint Conference of Librarians of Color early bird registration closes at midnight June 13
Early bird registration for the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC), Sept. 19-23 in Kansas City, Mo., closes Wednesday June 13.
JCLC is a conference for everyone—with engaging speakers, special events and more than 70 concurrent sessions exploring issues of diversity in libraries and how they affect the ethnic communities who use our services!  Early bird registration provides attendees with the best rates for this exciting event.  For complete details, visit http://jclc-conference.org.
JCLC is an experience like no other! Emmy® winner Sonia Manzano, voted one of the most influential Hispanics byPeople en Espanol for her work playing Maria on “Sesame Street,” will welcome attendees at the opening keynote.  Author, director and activist Jamal Joseph will join JCLC as the closing general session speaker.  There will be numerous opportunities to network and socialize, including an opening reception at the beautiful Kansas City Public Library’s central branch.
Under the theme, “Gathering at the Waters: Celebrating Stories and Embracing Communities,” JCLC provides a unique setting for learning with three pre-conferences and more than 70 concurrent sessions in five tracks—Advocacy, Outreach and Collaboration; Collections, Programs and Services; Deep Diversity and Cultural Exchange; Leadership, Management and Organizational Development; and Technology and Innovation.  Author luncheons will allow attendees to get up close and personal with award-winning authors, including Lauren Myracle, Sharon Flake, Da Chen and David Treuer.  A busy exhibit hall will feature the latest from library vendors and partners.
The Crown Center, the city within a city located in the heart of downtown Kansas City, will offer attendees the luxurious accommodations of the Westin Kansas City and Sheraton Kansas City, along with three levels of great shopping, dining and entertainment.  Hotel rates start at $139.
JCLC is sponsored by the five associations of ethnic librarians—the American Indian Library Association (AILA), the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) and REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking.  The first Joint Conference was held in Dallas in 2006.
More information may be found at http://jclc-conference.org.

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