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.
Looking for a way to help out? We are looking to have someone take minutes for our meeting at the ArLiS/NA conference in Pasadena (Friday, April 26th at 12:30 PM). Your reward? Our undying love. And chocolate.
ArLiSNAP is still seeking self-nominations for ArLiSNAP Co-moderator for 2013-2015 until this Monday. You can post your nomination here.
The new co-moderator will serve a term of 2 years, to be staggered with another co-moderator (currently Stephanie Grimm), beginning on the first of May. Co-moderator responsibilities are to coordinate special projects, advance the concerns of students and new professionals within ARLIS/NA, and run the annual meeting and student pub stop at the annual ARLIS/NA conference. The future co-moderator will be heavily involved with the administration of the ArLiSNAP blog, and will serve as a representative and liaison between ArLiSNAP and other groups within ARLIS/NA.
Candidates do not need to have been present at the Pasadena meeting in order to run, although they do need to be residents of Canada, the US or Mexico.
To announce your candidacy, please comment on this post with a short biography, including the merits you would bring to this position, your professional or educational experience, and your thoughts on future goals for students and new professionals within ARLIS/NA. Please post your candidacy below by Monday, April 1st.
Elections will be held using SurveyMonkey from Monday, April 1st through Monday the 15th (Tax day!). The results will be announced on the ArLiSNAP blog on Tuesday, April 16th.
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, volunteer opportunities and more below!
HTML5 and CSS3: Ready for Prime Time? Online Conference
Topic: HTML5 and CSS3
Deadline for Proposals: December 14, 2012
Conference Date: February 8, 2013
Form for Call for Proposals
HTML5 and CSS3 are two major web development standards today. Both have moved web authors into the present with options for incorporating more semantic elements, easier audio/video inclusion, APIs, and an ever-increasing formatting feature set. But how well supported are they today? Is it practical to use these standards with the browsers available today? Are there ways to incorporate parts of these standards or do web pages have to incorporate the entire standard? What are the “gotchas?”
This is the focus of Amigos’ February 8, 2013 online conference. We are looking for web developers that deal with library websites and have, either successfully or unsuccessfully, started incorporating HTML5 and/or CSS3 functionality. We’re searching for practical stories of what worked, what didn’t, and what you learned along the way. Do you use a HTML5/CSS3-compliant content management system? Or try to? Have you incorporated multimedia using HTML5? Are you using media queries? Have you started using more advanced selectors? We want to hear about everything related to HTML5 and CSS3.
The online conference will be held Friday, February 8th, 2013. We are looking for 45-minute sessions throughout the day. If you are interested, complete and submit our “Call for Proposals” form and we’ll be in touch. If you know someone who might be interested, please forward this invitation to them. We are looking for anyone who does web development, even indirectly, on your library’s website – whether they are library employees or not. All presenters will be comped for the conference!
The deadline for submitting proposals will be Friday, December 14, 2012.
FYI – We are fortunate to have Christopher Schmitt as our keynoter. Well-known for his work with the Web Standards Project , he heads the new media company and web design company called HeatVision.com and is the author of several books on standards-based web design.
If you have questions, please contact Christine Peterson, 800-843-8482 x2891.
2013 Transitions in Collections: Print to Digital Workshop (Michigan Library Association)
Transitions in Collections: Print to Digital
Books, Bytes & Beyond
Friday, March 8, 2013
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
CALL FOR BREAK-OUT SESSION PROGRAM PROPOSALS
Submissions welcome through January 8, 2013
How is your library navigating the transition from print to digital resources? Have you found success in locating, organizing and managing digital resources? What innovative strategies are you using to help users’ access digital resources and successfully use them? What emerging digital resource trends is your library experimenting with?
Now in its third year, the 2013 Print to Digital (P2D) Workshop continues its emphasis on the ongoing transition from print to digital collections, looking at how libraries are effectively navigating the process. Geared toward academic, public, school and special librarians, this year’s event seeks to help participants identify emerging trends and gain a greater understanding of how to manage and access digital resources.
We invite your proposals on topics ranging from collection development issues to digital rights management to determining the cost/benefit of implementing new digital services to educating users on accessing and using digital materials. Consider sharing your experiences with others and submitting a program proposal!
Please submit your proposal by email and include the following information:
• Session title
• Description of session
• 1 Goal & 2 Objectives for your presentation
• Presenter(s)’ names, titles, organization
• Presenter(s)’ contact information
Note: All presentation rooms include a computer and projection capability.
Proposals will be accepted until Tuesday, January 8, 2013. Presenters will be notified by Friday, January 11, 2013 that their submissions have been accepted.
Please use this email subject line format: 2013 MLA P2D Call Proposal + Your Presentation Title + Your Name
Send proposals to Stephanie D. Davis, firstname.lastname@example.org
You are invited to attend a special joint webinar co-organized by ARLIS/NA and ACRL Arts Section. Attendance is free, but you must be a current member of either ARLIS/NA or ACRL Arts. Use the link below to register; you will receive the webinar login information once your membership status is confirmed. Hope to see you there!
Imagining, Innovating, Leading: Exploring the Connections Between Librarianship and Creativity
Join us for a Webinar on December 7
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
ARLIS/NA and ACRL Arts Section members are invited to attend this special joint webinar that explores the role of librarians’ individual creativity and its effects in the library workplace and greater community.
Tina Chan, Reference/Instruction Librarian at SUNY-Oswego, will discuss On My Own Time, a community event that celebrates the creative talent of faculty and staff who are visual artists “on their own time.” SUNY Oswego participated in On My Own Time to recognize employees’ individual artistic talents and to foster imagination and creativity among employees. (Chan’s presentation is encored from the ACRL-Arts discussion forum at the 2012 ALA annual conference.)
Annette Haines, Art & Design Field Librarian at the University of Michigan, will explore the existing theories and ideas on workplace creativity and how they apply to librarianship. Haines stresses the imperative of putting creative work first and offers strategies librarians can apply to manage workplace stress and foster creativity in themselves and others. (Haines’ presentation is an encore from the 2012 ARLIS/NA annual conference.)
*Attendance is limited to current ARLIS/NA and ACRL-Arts members only. Registration will close at 11am Central on 12/7/2012. A limited number of seats are available and successful registration does not guarantee a reservation. Attendees are encouraged to log-in just before the start of the webinar to help ensure a seat. By registering for this event you allow your name and contact information to be shared with the membership committees of ARLIS/NA and ACRL-Arts for analysis and possible follow-up. A recording for this webinar will be made available for members two weeks after the webinar date. Questions may be directed to email@example.com
Imagining, Innovating, Leading: Exploring the Connections Between Librarianship and Creativity
Friday, December 7, 2012
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet
Call for volunteers:
The 2013 Conference Planning Advisory Committee is seeking volunteers to assist with the ARLIS/NA 41st Annual Conference. We need volunteers to assist with the registration/hospitality desks, tours, and exhibit hall during the conference, 25 – 29 April, 2013 in Pasadena, CA. Please consider contributing to the conference by volunteering two to three hours of your time. Interested volunteers may contact Virginia Allison-Reinhardt (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Krista Ivy (email@example.com) with your name, email, institution, and category of interest. We will be in touch with a call for desired shifts once the conference schedule has been published. This is a great way to get to know fellow art library professionals. Many thanks for considering!
Virginia and Krista,
2013 Hospitality/Registration Co-Chairs