As always, you can also see what’s coming up through the Educational Opportunities Calendar. Keep reading for details about all the great webinars, CFPs, and more opportunities below!
Adventures in International Librarianship: Living and Working Outside of the United States
Are you interested in finding a job in library and information science outside of North America? Are you curious about what it’s like to live and work in a different culture? If so, please join us for a ELIME-hosted online panel discussion on Tuesday 6 November! Our panelists represent an incredible variety of experiences, and have worked all over the world from Switzerland to Azerbaijan to Japan.
You have two opportunities to attend. The first session will take place at 9am EST, and the second at noon EST. Note that the panelists are different for each session, so you could even attend both for a wider perspective. For more information:http://elime.web.unc.edu/interlib/
Call for Proposals: ACRL Image Resources Interest Group ALA Mid-Winter Meeting (held online)
The Association of College and Research Libraries Image Resources Interest Group is accepting proposals for our Mid-Winter meeting, to be held online (using Adobe Connect) on Thurs. Feb. 14, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. CST.
We are seeking proposals for presentations, of about 30 minutes in length, to be followed by questions/answers. Suggested topics include:
Project planning with images
Image collections across systems and platforms
Collaboration with academic departments/community outreach
Visual literacy standards implementation
We are interested in all aspects of image resources and look forward to varied presentations and creative projects.
Please submit proposals or questions to email@example.com. Proposal deadline is Nov. 30, 2012. Proposals need to include:
Brief proposal description (150 words or less)
Submitters will be notified by the week of Dec. 10th, 2012.
Please visit https://sites.google.com/site/acrlirig/ for additional information.
The ACRL Arts Section is seeking contributors for the Seattle ArtsGuide for the upcoming 2013 ALA Midwinter Conference! The ArtsGuide is a semi-annual guide and customized Google Map developed by theACRL Arts Section’s Publications & Research Committee to help ALA conference attendees find arts-related venues and events in and around host cities. You do not have to be a member to be a contributor, but it’s a great opportunity to get involved with the ACRL Arts Section. It’s also a fun way to contribute your knowledge of the area to enhance everyone’s conference experience! You can see previous ArtsGuides here:
Please let me know which section you’re interested in contributing to:
Visual Arts & Museums
Submissions would be due by December 3, 2012. If you’re interested please contact me as soon as possible.
Chair, ACRL Arts Section’s Publications & Research Committee
“Introduction to Spatial Literacy and Online Mapping”
You may use tools like Google Maps in your personal life all the time for locating restaurants and local businesses, driving directions or planning trips via public transportation, but have you considered how this same technology could be used at your library to improve library services? RUSA’s online course “Introduction to Spatial Literacy and Online Mapping” is the perfect opportunity for librarians and library staff from public and academic libraries to gain a basic understanding of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology and learn about specific technologies they may be exposed to at the library. Registration for this course, which runs Nov. 5-25, ends on Thursday, Nov. 1.
If you’ve already taken this introductory course or have a good working knowledge of GIS and want to go further, consider enrolling in “Spatial Literacy II: Incorporation of Maps and GIS”, which shows you how to harness these technologies for reference work, library projects, library administration, collection delivery, instruction, outreach and library promotion. The next session of this course begins Dec. 3.
Wouldn’t it be awesome if several of your staff could take this course and your library could reap the benefits in improved library services? Group discounts are available! Rates for two or more registrants from the same library, library network or library system start at $110 per person.
Learn more about all of our courses and webinars at the RUSA online learning page: http://www.ala.org/rusa/development/onlinece
Register online now for this and other upcoming RUSA courses:
Questions about registration? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 545-2433, option 5.
See educational opportunities, such as CFP, workshops, events, webinars, etc.? Please email Braegan Abernethy (bcabernethy[at]gmail[dot]com) or Emilee Mathews (mathewse[at]indiana[dot]edu) to get them posted here.
For ongoing opportunities and deadlines, please visit the new Educational Opportunities Calendar.
REMINDER: The final deadline for Papers, Sessions, and Workshops Proposals for the ARLIS/NA 2013 Annual Conference Crafting Our Future is this Friday, June 29.
Call for Contributors
A new website devoted to art, thought, and surprise inspired by the content found in freely available digital archives, Each Moment a Mountain is seeking contributions and collaborations with writers, archivists, teaching librarians, and other educators.
Each Moment a Mountain is looking for contributors in the following categories: blessays (see http://www.dancohen.org/2012/05/24/the-blessay/), fiction, poetry, music, visual/multimedia art, and interviews of artists and scholars working with the concept of memory. More information on submissions can be found at the following URL:
Each Moment a Mountain is also looking for history educators, teaching librarians, archivists, and others interested in using the site as a pedagogical tool. The editors are open to your ideas, but provide the following as examples of the collaborations we’re looking for:
-The design and execution of information literacy sessions, student assignments, or classroom activities around the use of Each Moment a Mountain in your classroom (including both responses to the site and student contributions).
-The nomination of archives to be featured on the site.
-The development of curricular tools and documentation that illustrate use of Each Moment a Mountain to meet curricular standards like The Common Core, VALUE rubrics, and others.
-Sustained partnerships and titled positions for the right collaborators.
Potential contributors and collaborators can get in touch with the editors at email@example.com. All are welcome to follow Each Moment a Mountain on Twitter for content updates and more: @eachmomenta
Nancy Pearl Presents Book Lust Rediscoveries
Tuesday, July 10, 2pm Eastern
Join esteemed Seattle librarian Nancy Pearl in conversation with two authors from her new book series, Book Lust Rediscoveries, a publishing program devoted to reintroducing some of the best (and now out of print) novels originally published between 1960-2000. Each new edition is personally selected by Nancy Pearl and includes an introduction by her, discussion questions for book groups, and a list of recommended further reading. She will be joined by Rhian Ellis, author of After Life, and Frederick G. Dillen, author of Fool, to discuss the series, as well as their own favorite moments of discovering a wonderful book. The discussion will be moderated by the series’ editor, Alan Turkus, and hosted by Booklist Adult Books senior editor Donna Seaman.
The Visual Resources Association’s 31st Annual Conference will be held in Providence, Rhode Island, from Wednesday, April 3 through Saturday, April 6, 2013, in the Providence Biltmore, a cherished architectural treasure.
Proposals are now being solicited for the 2013 program sessions, workshops, papers, special interest/user groups, and case studies. All proposals are welcome, especially those related to the 2013 VRA Conference theme, “Capitalizing on Creativity”. Click here to go to the conference proposal form, which can also be accessed through the Visual Resources Association page.
A session is a 90 minute moderated session with 3 to 4 speakers at 20 minutes each followed by a facilitated brief question and answer period.
A workshop is a 3 to 4 hour workshop to develop skills and experience in the field of Visual Resources, preferably with hands-on activities.
A paper is an individual idea submission, which will be reviewed for possible grouping into a session.
A special interest group is a 60 to 90-minute informal facilitated group discussion on topics related to a specific community within VRA.
A case study is detailed information about an individual, small group, or project, generally including the accounts of subjects themselves. Moderators are encouraged to submit proposals. Individual case study proposals will be reviewed for possible groupings similar to the session format.
The quality of conference content depends upon YOUR ideas and contributions, so get those creative juices flowing. Use the “Capitalizing on Creativity” conference theme, suggested topics from VRA members (see below), and your imagination to propose ideas which expand our outlooks beyond that which is familiar. If there is an area of concern or interest that you feel has not been adequately addressed in previous programs, do consider participating in this process by submitting a proposal. Moderators may put out calls for speakers within a proposed topic before submission of completed topics. The VRA Executive Board will be looking for complete, concise and articulate submissions with lists of presenters, when applicable. Specificity regarding audio-visual needs including live internet connectivity is recommended.
To stimulate the creative process, here are some excellent suggestions for proposal themes and topics selected from the post-conference survey responses, listed in no particular order:
- VRC physical space issues
- Cross-disciplinary outreach
- Multidisciplinary cataloging
- African art cataloging
- Project and time management
- Copyright sharing
- Open access
- Budget cut impacts
- Digital content archiving and preservation
- Digital asset management
- Digital Humanities initiatives
- VRC/Library collaboration
- Fate of VR analog collections
- VR curators/teachers (dual roles)
- eBook and eJournal image content
- Crisis management
- Image tagging
- Digitizing and access of student work
Questions about the proposal process and the various presentation formats included in the VRA Conference program can be directed to me at .
The proposal deadline is July 27, 2012. I look forward to receiving your proposals!
Visual Resources Association Foundation Professional Development Grant
The purpose of the VRAF Professional Development grant is to support professional development in the field of visual resources and image management. The grant will support attendance at an educational event of the grantee’s choosing (such as an association conference, symposium or workshop), or engagement in relevant research activities (such as publications and/or fieldwork). In recognition of the differing professional development needs for an emerging professional and an established career professional, two awards will be funded. One grant will be awarded to a student or new professional who has up to five years of experience in the field, and the other grant will be designated for a career professional with six or more years of experience. At the discretion of the VRAF Board and with approval of the applicant, an application may be moved to a different category that better fits the experience criteria or the applicant can choose to withdraw the application
Although the specific criteria for the grant may change from year to year in order to provide support for a range of experiences and community members, with the 2012-2013 awards we encourage the VR community to consider opportunities at any visual resources-related professional development venue.
The VRAF Professional Development Grant is part of the Foundation’s mission to advance awareness of critical issues for effective digital information management (including intellectual property and copyright); to encourage the application of professional standards, innovative technology, and metadata cataloging protocols; and to facilitate workplace training. The VRA Foundation supports a range of educational offerings to help ensure that such information reaches a diverse, global audience.
Each of the two 2012-2013 awards will provide a grant of $850. The grant is for use between September 1, 2012 and August 31, 2013.
The grant is open to all visual resource professionals, including retirees and those currently unemployed. The Foundation also encourages students seeking educational, training, and research opportunities in support of broad access to cultural information, to apply. Membership in the Visual Resources Association is not required. Each applicant’s financial statement of need will be considered, together with other applications for funding for the same event or project, which must be disclosed by the applicant.
Grant monies may be used for:
Application Deadline and Decision Announcement:
Applications for the 2012-2013 grants due: Friday, July 20, 2012
Award decision public announcement: August 31, 2012
Guidelines and Application Form: http://vrafoundation.org.s119319.gridserver.com/index.php/grants/professional_development_grant/
Completed applications, as well as any preliminary questions, should be sent via e-mail to:
Alix Reiskind, VRA Foundation Board Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Infopeople’s webinar “Hack Your Career: Dream Job FTW!”
Title: Hack Your Career: Dream Job FTW!
Presenters: Nicole Pasini and Jesse Lanz
Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Start Time: 12 Noon Pacific
This webinar will last approximately one hour. Webinars are free of charge. Registration is ONLY done on the day of the event on the WebEx server starting 30 minutes before the start of the webinar. No Passwords are required. For Tips and Registration Information, please go to http://infopeople.org/training/webcasts/tips.html
For more information and to participate in the Wednesday, July 18, 2012 webinar, go tohttp://infopeople.org/training/hack-your-career
- Do you know what your dream job is, but don’t quite know how to get it?
- Are you an ideal job candidate with less-than-ideal interview skills?
- Are you stymied by the civil service process?
There is no denying that the job market is tough these days, but there are steps you can take to ensure that your next interviewer sees you as the best candidate for the job. And for those of you who are employed, there are steps you can take to ensure that the work that you do today could help land your dream job someday.
In this one-hour webinar you will:
- Learn to approach the job search and interview process from the perspective of the person doing the hiring.
- Gain insight into how to think strategically about your current job, as well asabout how to prepare to get the next one.
- Discover tips for navigating the often baffling world of the civil service application and interview.
- Learn the things that hiring managers wish every job candidate knew.
Though we can’t promise a recovery of the job market, we’re certain that in this webinar you’ll learn ways to Hack Your Career—Dream Job, For the Win!
At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:
- Identify the three questions they need to answer before beginning the job search process.
- Understand the three major ways that civil service hiring processes differ from hiring processes in the private and nonprofit sectors.
- Identify ten steps that go into successful resumes, applications and interviews, from the perspective of hiring managers.
This webinar will be of interest to public library staff (though there will be plenty of useful information for staffs of all types of libraries), library school students, job seekers, or any people who are thinking about the next stage of their careers.
If you are unable to attend the live event, you can access the archived version the day following the webinar. Check our archive listing at: http://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived
Check out two great webinars this week courtesy of ARLIS/NA and ALA-LLAMA. Details below:
#1: on Thursday, Nov. 18 —
You have – or soon will earn – your MLS degree. But what’s next? How do you put it to work?
Job Hunting for the Recent or Future MLS Graduate
Thursday, Nov. 11/18 from 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM EST.
Applying and interviewing for a professional library position can be fraught with anxiety and frustrations. But you can put yourself ahead of the herd with the right information and strategies. The Library Leadership and Management Association’s Human Resources Section (LLAMA-HRS) will present “Job Hunting for the Recent or Future MLS Graduate.” This webinar will increase your confidence and raise your success rate; you’ll learn what libraries are seeking and gain a comprehensive understanding of how libraries conduct searches and make hiring decisions.
Brian Keith is assistant dean for human and financial resources at the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida. He will share his insight and advice from years of experience recruiting librarians.
Here is the registration link:
#2: On Friday, Nov. 19 —
ARLIS NA Education Subcommittee Presents:
Reaching Visual Art Students in the Classroom and Beyond
Friday, November 19, 2010, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST
Space is limited! Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about how to join the webinar.
(ARLIS NA webinars are reserved for current ARLIS NA members only. At some point in the near future, we hope to make the archived version of all our webinars available on our website. If you have recently joined ARLIS, please check the members directory to make sure you are listed. If not, please email webinars(at)arlisna(dot)org to ensure your registration is approved.)
Description: Does your library serve student designers, artists, and other visual learners? If so, join us for this webinar on tailoring instruction and outreach for this population. Ellen Petraits will discuss concept mapping, a visual exercise she uses in library instruction at the Rhode Island School of Design ( RISD ) to help students identify and develop research topics in art and design courses. (*This is an encore of Ellen’s ARLIS /NA 2010 Boston conference presentation.) Peter Blank promotes the artistic qualities of special collections materials to attract student artists to Stanford University’s Art and Architecture Library, but also participates in MFA studio critiques across campus to bring the library to the artists.
* Ellen Petraits, Art Reference Librarian, Rhode Island School of Design
* Peter Blank, Head Librarian, Art and Architecture Library, Stanford University
Contacts from Education Subcommittee: Heather Koopmans (hkoopman(at)scad.edu) and Cara List (clist(at)uoregon.edu)
For more information about ARLIS NA Webinars, please visit http://arlisna.org/webinars/index.html
Don’t forget that ARLIS/NA’s Chat Series is offering up a great discussion later this week! I personally recommend “Marketing Today’s Academic Library” to anyone who is interested in user experience and branding for libraries. It’s a thought-provoking read and this week’s discussion promises to be every bit as interesting.
Technical info and details about past and upcoming chats at: http://www.arlisna.org/chats/index.html
In Search of Meaning: Building a Brand for an Arts Library
We will look at ways you can measure and build brand awareness for your library. In preparation for this chat, we recommend you take a look at Brian’s book “Marketing Today’s Academic Library” which includes helpful examples for library marketing and outreach. Although the focus is academic libraries, much of what is discussed may be applied to any type of library.
Moderator: Brian Mathews, author of Marketing Today’s Academic Library.
Friday, February 26, 2010, 11am Pacific – 12pm Mountain – 1pm Central – 2pm Eastern
- What is the difference between marketing, branding, advertising, and outreach?
- What is unique about Arts libraries?
- What do your patrons think about your library? How do you know?
- What types of marketing research have you conducted?
- What are some techniques and strategies you can use for building your brand?
Blended Librarians Webcast:
Collaborating With Faculty on Information Literacy Instruction: Using Visual Methods to Enhance Student Learning
Steven Bell and John Shank, co-founders of the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community and their guests, Laurel Cornell and Carrie Donovan, invite you to join them for the live webcast, “Collaborating With Faculty on Information Literacy Instruction: Using Visual Methods to Enhance Student Learning” which will take place on Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 3 pm. EDT.
Students’ ability to create visual work is important in their understanding and learning of complex concepts. While visual literacy is a growing phenomenon of interest amongst librarians in a variety of settings, visual methods for teaching are centered around the learner’s ability to take in new knowledge and express it in an original, visual form. In this session, two members of Indiana University’s Visual Methods Research Group will explain their research in exploring visual teaching methods, as well as their collaborative efforts to integrate information literacy into an undergraduate course using visual methods.
Guest Presenter Bios:
Laurel Cornell, Professor of Sociology, Indiana University, spent the first two-thirds of her research career working in demography, gender and Japanese studies. She used quantitative historical data from villages in early modern Japan (1600-1868) to examine a variety of comparative questions relating to household structure, marriage, divorce, gender roles, aging, and mortality. She received her Ph.D. from the Department of Social Relations, Johns Hopkins University. Professor Cornell returned to graduate school and received a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia in 2003. She is interested in large public projects — especially those involving disused industrial sites — and in public art. In her teaching Professor Cornell emphasizes visual methods of learning and student involvement in the community (service-learning).
Carrie Donovan, Instructional Services Librarian, Indiana University, is the librarian for Gender Studies and the Head of Teaching & Learning for the Indiana University Libraries, where she works with students, faculty, and instructors to connect the libraries to student learning. An instruction librarian for ten years, Carrie has explored a variety of methods and strategies for helping undergraduates understand information-seeking and their role in it. Her research areas of interest include visual teaching methods, discipline-focused information literacy, first year experience initiatives, and teacher development/training for librarians and future librarians.
Although this event is free, advance registration is required to reserve a virtual seat. If you are already a member of the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community here is a link into the Learning Times Network that will get you to our Community and the registration page:
If you need to join the Blended Librarians Online Community in order to register (no fee to join):
Go to the Blended Librarian website at http://blendedlibrarian.org ,click on the “Join” button on the home page of Blendedlibrarian.org and follow the instructions.
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