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
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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June 15, 2012
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 714-532-7720.
General questions on the retreat may be directed to Annie Knight (email@example.com or 714-532-7736) or Stacy Russo (firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-545-2433, option 5. Questions about the course? Contact RUSA Web Manager Andrea Hill at email@example.com.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com > 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 firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com >.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
• 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
Call for Chapters: New Directions in Information Organization
Accepted Full Chapters Due: December 15, 2011
New information standards and digital library technologies are being developed at a rapid pace as diverse communities of practice seek new ways to organize massive quantities of digital resources. Today’s environment creates an increased demand for new perspectives, methods and tools for research and practice in information organization. New Directions in Information Organization, co-edited by Drs. Jung-ran Park and Lynne Howarth, seeks to provide a better understanding of future directions, leading edge theories, and models for research and practice in information organization. This book also seeks to provide readers with the current state of the digital information revolution with associated opportunities and challenges to information organization.
Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following: new generation library catalogs, Resource Description and Access (RDA), classification systems and/or theory, metadata standards and/or applications, semi-automatic metadata generation and management, Semantic Web, linked data, social tagging, markup language (e.g., XML), Web 2.0 modules and social networking in relation to information organization and user access, information architecture, and open access.
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit a 1-2 page chapter proposal by April 30, 2011 detailing the background and structure of the proposed chapter. Authors will be notified in short order as to the status of their proposal. Full chapters (7500-9000 words) are expected to be submitted by December 15, 2011. All submitted manuscripts will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Final revised manuscripts are due on May 1, 2012.
INQUIRIES AND SUBMISSIONS can be forwarded electronically to the book editors:
Dr. Lynne C. Howarth -email@example.com
(h/t: a library writer’s blog)
In case you missed last year’s interview with Nedda Ahmed, Arts Liaison Librarian at Georgia State University (and ARLIS/NA webmaster), here it is!
Via: Nate Riggs
In order to better serve you and potential new members, we are moving our Facebook group to a Facebook page. This will allow you to stay informed within a platform many of you already use, and it will allow us to push out our content automatically.
Please become a fan of the new page here: http://facebook.com/pages/arlisnap/147007038660779
We will be taking down the group on Friday, August 27. If you have any questions or concerns, please fee free to contact Bryan through Facebook or at bryan [at] theloars [dot] com.
Bryan Loar & Rosemary Davis, ArLiSNAP Coordinators
Folks are all over this graphic here at the Tech Kiosk, so I’m re-posting it here so that everyone has a chance to look. Its original location is here.
I know you all are stoked for ARLIS/NA Annual in Boston – here are some other great events, workshops and conferences that may also be of interest.
SEI Pro – Summer Educational Institute For Visual Resources & Image Management – registration has officially opened.
Albuquerque, NM, June 8 – 11, 2010
This intensive workshop is intended to provide advanced instruction in visual resources and image collection management. ARLIS/NA and the VRAF are developing a special curriculum to offer in-depth training that is often not found in library and information science degree programs.
Online education offered by Lyrasis
This is just a small selection of upcoming events and workshops. Visit www.lyrasis.org for full schedule, Keyword: Classes and Events. Students and unemployed librarians receive a 50% discount, call for more info.
- 20 Questions: Art Resources
02/02/2010 10:00am-12:00pm EST
- Digital Collections: Where to Begin?
02/04/2010 10:00am-12:00pm EST
- Changes Ahead with AACR2, RDA, and FRBR
02/04/2010, 2:00pm-4:00pm EST
- Pop Culture Literacy: Keeping Up With Your Patrons
02/09/2010 – 02/10/2010, 2:00pm-4:00pm EST
- Gaming in Libraries
02/16/2010, 10:00am-12:00pm EST
- Understanding Digital Photographs
02/18/2010, 10:00am-12:00pm EST
There are also few notable events related to mobile and virtual library and museum services:
Library in Your Pocket: Strategies and Techniques for Developing Successful Mobile Services (Free online webinar)
Hosted by EDUCAUSE Live! ; presenters: David Woodbury and Jason Casden from North Carolina State University.
This ‘sold out’ event has passed, but if you missed it, you can view the event archive (sound and images) at http://www.educause.edu/Resources/LibraryinYourPocketStrategiesa/195003
Handheld Librarian (Virtual Conference)
Online, February 17 – 18
Featuring a wide array of collaboration, learning and networking activities focused on Mobile Library Services.
Conference website: http://www.handheldlibrarian.org/
Going Mobile: Planning for Audience, Content and Technology in the Museum (Seminar)
San Diego, February 16 – 17
This two-day seminar is for museum professionals who want to explore the value of mobile devices and portable computing for their institutions, patrons and learners with renowned leaders in the new media field. Attendees will learn how to evaluate technology platforms and options, create interpretive content and deploy systems for supporting them.
Seminar Website: http://www.bpoc.org/mobile
The Future is Now: Libraries and Museums in Virtual Worlds (Virtual Conference)
Online, March 5-6, 2010
This weekend conference is presented by the ALA VCL MIG (Virtual Communities and Libraries, Member Initiative Group) and the ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group. Expect presentations and panel discussions, as well as tours, demonstrations, poster sessions, social gatherings, and other events presented in OPAL, Second Life and other virtual worlds. Discounts for ALA Members, students, and others.
Conference Website: http://www.opal-online.org/finindex.htm
Interesting (and FREE!) professional development opportunity:
The Museum Computer Network is pleased to announce that five MCN 2009 sessions will be webcast live, free of charge. MCN 2009 takes place week after next in Portland, Oregon.
The webcasts will be on Thursday and Friday, November 12 and 13. We’ll use Twitter to harvest online questions during Q&A in those sessions, which are:
Museum Data Exchange
Tweets to Sweeten Collaborations for Archives, Libraries, and Museums
Libraries, Archives, and Museums: From Collaboration to Convergence
Ramping Up while Scaling Down: Strategic Innovation in Challenging Times
2009 Conference Roundup Roundtable
A recent article in the New York Times highlights ways that libraries are providing access to e-books and digital audio books for their patrons. E-books are certainly gaining in popularity at my institution. Most students actually seemed relieved when a book is online because that means they won’t have to brave the stacks at a large university library!
from ALA communications:
Have you ever been “speed-geeking”? Been struck by “lightning-talks”? Join your colleagues and our keynoters Joan Frye Williams and John Blyberg at the first-ever, LITACamp, “The Everywhere Library: Creating, Communicating, Integrating,” May 7-8 in Dublin, Ohio.
LITACamp is all about you. Participants determine the topic and format of the sessions on-site, sign up for time slots, and pitch session ideas to all. This format encourages collaboration, interaction, discussion, and real-time innovation. You get to be both a participant and a presenter, discussing and learning about topics you really care about.
The daily keynoters Frye Williams and Blyberg are both known for pushing library technology to directly serve patrons. Their presentations will be designed to stimulate discussions and ideas and energize each days’ sessions.
To register visit www.lita.org/ala/mgrps/divs/lita/litaevents/litacamp/index.cfm
Registration includes Thursday lunch, continental breakfasts, parking and wifi at the conference center and is limited to the first 150. Visit
LITACamp wiki http://litacamp.pbwiki.com and
LITACamp blog http://litacamp.blogspot.com
for the most up-to-date information on the Camp.
LITACamp will be ideal for anyone interested in using technology to improve services and access for patrons. Librarians, information technologists, students and trustees from the user-centered information community are all encouraged to attend this un-conference focused on timely discussions of current library issues as determined by the participants themselves.
LITA, with over 4,000 members, has been serving the needs of the library and information technology community since 1966. Its mission is to educate, serve, and reach out to that community through its programs, publications and other activities. LITA is a division of the American Library Association.
Here is a really exciting browser plug-in that makes Flickr and other image sites a lot more fun to view. It could potentially be used for presentations. Pulling images from the hard drive is not officially supported yet, but there is a way to work around this in FireFox. (Thanks to Arno Bosse for introducing me to this plug-in!)
From the PicLens site:
Think beyond the browser
PicLens instantly transforms your browser into a full-screen, 3D experience for viewing images on the web. Photos will come to life via a cinematic presentation that goes well beyond the confines of the traditional browser window. With PicLens, browsing and viewing images on the web will never be the same again.
NEW! Immerse yourself in 3D Style.
Our new interactive “3D Wall” lets you effortlessly drag, click, and zoom your way around a wall of pictures for an extraordinary, full-screen viewing experience. Why mundanely flip through online photo galleries or squint at thumbnails from Google Image Search when you can fly through an immersive, full-screen experience instead? Learn more.
We’ve discussed it on here previously, but for those that missed it, I’m coordinating a new kind of program at the ARLIS conference in Denver… and I need your help!
The “Tech Kiosk” offers an opportunity for ARLIS members who haven’t had much exposure to Web 2.0 tools to get some hands-on experience. The Tech Kiosk will be located inside the exhibits hall, and is intended to allow conference goers to step up and try their hand at setting up a blog, a del.icio.us account, a flickr account, and more! The idea is to provide an opportunity for folks to try out these tools in a way that is casual and comfortable, and to let them walk away with experience (and an account) that they can continue to use after the conference!
So… where do you come in? If you’re well-versed in the basics of these kinds of Web 2.0 tools, and if you’re interested in helping your colleagues connect with the ways in which these tools can benefit art libraries, I’d love your help! We’ll need two “staffers” at the table from 8:45am to 12:30pm on Saturday and Sunday (May 3 & 4, 2008). I’m planning to have some basic “training” materials, as well as some common resources that everyone can use/point to when staffing the kiosk, so you’ll have plenty of guidance.
More details will follow, but if you’re interested, please email me (rebeccacooper AT gmail DOT com) and let me know the following:
1) What day/times you’re available (I’d prefer shifts of 2 hours)
2) Which technologies you’d feel most comfortable showing someone
Questions are also most welcome…
A side note: I’d love to staff the kiosk with ArLiSNAP folks, because I think this could be a great way of connecting new professionals with seasoned ARLIS/NA members. But everyone is welcome!
Imagine keyword searching through a book database, only the results come back as a picture of library stacks where the book is highlighted in context, where serendipity and browsing could happen. Read more…
Above is a quote from an O’Reilly Radar Blog post. Maybe someday image librarians will manage digital images of the stacks too. One potential problem with this idea — when would all the books be on the shelves so that you could take a complete picture of your library’s holdings? Have any of you ever tried Delicious Library (mentioned in a comment at the bottom of Book Shelf View post)?
So much energy is put into recreating physical spaces and their real-world limitations rather than experimenting with ways that virtual worlds create opportunity to do things that are impossible in real museums. These opportunities can be social–engaging with museum content with other visitors at their computers all over the world–as well as experiential–allowing visitors to jump into, smash, and manipulate content in ways that physics and conservators forbid in real space.
She then outlines two examples of these opportunities – an experiential recreation of Van Gogh’s Starry Night and social art gallery openings.
These are initiatives that information professionals (especially art librarians!) should be involved with!
via Steven M. Cohen’s Library Stuff
VuFind is pretty exciting–one of the more interesting nextgen opacs I’ve seen. Digital images would look great in the catalog (although how they would be incorporated is another question.) Then users could tag them easily and send a response if the image or metadata needs to be edited. Right now, the similar items column on the right doesn’t seem to be functioning correctly, but the possibilities…! I don’t know how the technical end of catalog works, but if you find out, please share.