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  • 12 Nov 2013 12:00 PM | Deleted user
    Call for Panelists
    ACRL NMDG: “How to Get Things Done: A Guide for Librarians”
    ALA Midwinter Meeting 2014, Philadelphia, PA
    Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 10:30am-11:30am
    Room Location TBA

    Many librarians, especially those in the early part of their career, struggle to identify opportunities for change in their workplaces while also maintaining a good relationship with colleagues. This session will cover how to pick your battles, how to identify opportunities for change, and when to accept things as they are. This session is sponsored by the ACRL New Member Discussion Group, but will be appropriate for librarians of all types.

    If you are interested in speaking on this panel (the format will be roundtable discussion), please complete the submission form available at:

    Submissions will be accepted until November 15, 2013 and all candidates will be notified whether they were selected by November 22, 2013.

    Tyler Dzuba | Head, Physics-Optics-Astronomy Library | University of Rochester
    585-275-7659 (main) | 585-275-5965 (secondary) | @silent_d
  • 05 Nov 2013 5:52 PM | Deleted user

    Please visit to for more information and to register!

    Midwinter Meeting Registration Categories

    Bundle Sept. 9-30, 2013***

    Early Bird by Nov.6, 2013

    Advance by Jan. 15, 2014 


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  • 05 Nov 2013 5:46 PM | Deleted user

    Last Call: Submit Your Nomination for Cutting-Edge Technology in Library Services by Nov. 15


    WASHINGTON, D.C.undefinedDon’t delay: submit your nomination for use of cutting-edge technology in library services now! As part of its ongoing effort to identify and recognize libraries that are delivering quality library services in new ways, the American Library Association (ALA) is accepting submissions for the best library practices using cutting-edge technology through November 15, 2013. Libraries selected for the recognition will be featured in a program at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference, highlighted through ALA publications and publicized via ALA media and web channels.


    Last year, five libraries in four states were cited for creative and cost-effective engagement with technology trends including BYOD (bring your own device), augmented reality, e-government, crowd-sourcing, and online learning.


    “We want to showcase libraries that are serving their communities with novel and innovative methods and provide the library community with some successful models for delivering quality library service in new ways,” said Marc Gartler, chair of the Cutting-edge Technology in Library Services selection committee.


    “Cutting-edge” refers to tested and successful implementations of technological advancements used in services such as:

    • Improvements in traditional services and processes by inventing/re-inventing/twisting technology
    • Introduction of new, innovative services that are flexible and responsive to community needs
    • Technology-enabled methods for connecting libraries to their communities
    • Funding initiatives or organizational models that ensure library information technology will remain current


    A joint selection committee of members from the Subcommittee on America’s Libraries for the 21st Century and the Library & Information Technology Association will review all nominations and may conduct selected interviews or site visits to identify those libraries that are truly offering a best practice or most innovative service.


    Winners will be announced at the upcoming 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting, which will be held January 24-28, 2013. To learn more about the recognition, go to

  • 31 Oct 2013 10:52 AM | Deleted user

    A request from the President of CUA AGLISS, Lea Harrison:

    Ms. Harrison is looking for panelists for a Professional Organizations Panel on November 14th and would like panelists to feature CUA SLIS alumni who are members of one or more of the following Professional Organizations:

    ALA (Including members of the local chapters DCLA, etc)
    Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC)
    Society of American Archivists (SAA)
    Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)
    Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
    Law Librarian's Society of Washington DC (LLDC)
    Medical Library Association (MLA)
    Special Libraries Association (SLA)
    ALA's American Association of School Librarians (ALA AASL)
    Virginia Association of School Librarians (VAASL)
    Maryland Association of School Librarians (MASL)
    Maryland Society for Educational Technology (MSET)
    The panel is  November 14, 2013, from 6:00-8:30pm, location TBD. If interested, please email Ms. Harrison at
  • 24 Oct 2013 6:42 PM | Deleted user


    A Wikipedia Loves Libraries Editathon at the Smithsonian AA/PG Library, focusing on American Artists at the World's Columbian Exposition.

    This event will include new editor training, an afternoon Editathon, and an evening happy hour. No experience necessary--technical or subject!


    1:00pm-5:00pm on Friday, October 25, 2013, with a group happy hour at Capital City Brewery after.



    AA/PG Library

    The Victor Building

    750 9th Street NW, Suite 2100

    Washington, D.C. 20560

    The American Art/Portrait Gallery branch of the Smithsonian Libraries is on the 2nd floor. Photo ID and pre-registration for the event are required.



    Wikimedia DC & the Smithsonian Institution. Contact me or Diane Shaw with questions.



    The Editathon will focus on the American artists of the World's Columbian Exposition.

    With approximately 1200 American artists participating in the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago, it was the largest exhibition of American art ever assembled at the time. Many artists are well-known todayundefinedThomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargentundefinedbut many do not have such recognizable names, much less quality Wikipedia articles. Please join us to mine library books, journals, curatorial files, Art & Artist Files, and all the online resources the Smithsonian Libraries can provide, to expand and improve information on great American artists at the Fair!


    Smithsonian Libraries Meetup & Editathon 2013 is part of Wikipedia Loves Libraries (WLL) 2013, the third annual continent-wide campaign to bring Wikipedians, librarians, and archivists together with on-site events. Running this fall throughout October and November, WLL coincides with the celebration of Open Access Week (THIS WEEK!) and American Archives Month.

  • 22 Oct 2013 12:14 PM | Deleted user

    The Catholic University Library & Information Science Fall colloquium series continues on Tuesday, October 22 with the topic "Using Museum Resources for Inquiry", presented by Ann Caspari, Early Childhood Education Specialist, National Air and Space Museum. The colloquium will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A, on the CUA campus.

    See for details. It's free and open to all. No reservations are required, and it's just a short walk from the Brookland Metro. We look forward to seeing you there!

    --The Colloquium Committee (Dr. Renate Chancellor, Dr. Sung Un Kim, Dave Shumaker)
  • 20 Oct 2013 8:34 PM | Deleted user

    Submitting this online form communicates your wish to serve and your interest to be in a particular committee of ALA, AASL, ACRL, ALCTS, ALSC, ASCLA, LITA, LLAMA, PLA, RUSA and/or YALSA, as well as EMIERT, ERT, FAFLRT, GLBTRT, GODORT, IFRT, IRRT, LHRT, LIRT, LRRT, LSSIRT, NMRT, SRRT, STORT, and/or VRT.

    The online volunteer form collects information about your background, the kind of volunteer work you’d like to do, and the names of groups to which you’d  would like an appointment.

    This form cannot be access if your ALA membership is not up-to-date.  Log in to the ALA website before clicking the link to the form to go directly to the welcome screen. If you don’t log in, you’ll be taken to the generic ALA login screen that will redirect to the welcome screen after you login.

    The welcome screen will have a drop-down box.  Select one of the options. Clicking "Continue" takes you to the first page of the form. At the bottom of the first page is another selector drop-down for locating the groups for which you want to volunteer. After making your selections, click "Continue" to access a review page to verify your selections.

    Clicking "Submit" on the review page enters your form in the database and creates a final receipt page which details your volunteer requests. You may want to print this page for your records. Return to the form (another login may be required to reset the form) to make selections from your other membership groups.

    Deadline to submit this form is November 2013. The link to the committee volunteer form is found at the bottom of the following webpage:

  • 17 Oct 2013 9:39 AM | Deleted user

    Morningstar Public Librarian Support Award

    The Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Associaton (ALA), is currently accepting nominations for the Morningstar Public Librarian Support Award!


    Honor an outstanding public librarian by submitting a nomination for this award of $1250 in travel funds for attending the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.


    The award recognizes a public librarian who has performed outstanding business reference service and who requires financial assistance to attend the conference.


    The recipient shall have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career as a business reference librarian and the potential to be a leader in the profession.  The recipient will be expected to participate in BRASS activities at the conference for which the award has been made.


    Eligibility: The candidate must be a member of ALA. If not a RUSA-BRASS member, the recipient must join RUSA and BRASS upon being selected to receive the award.


    The award will be presented at the RUSA Awards Ceremony at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.



    To submit a nomination, download and complete the nomination form, following the instructions on the form. For more information, please see:


    Please submit nominations by DECEMBER 15, 2013, to the committee chair:


    Karen Chapman

    Business Reference Librarian

    Angelo Bruno Business Library

    University of Alabama

    Box 870266

    Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

    Phone: 205-348-1096

    Fax:  205-348-0803


  • 17 Oct 2013 9:38 AM | Deleted user
    Fun with Nonfiction and the Common Core:
    A lively discussion with a Teacher, Librarian, Author, and CCSS Expert!

    LIVE! from National Geographic's Grosvenor Auditorium

    SPONSORED BY: National Geographic and School Library Journal

    SCHEDULED EVENT DATE: Thursday, October 24th, 2013, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – 60 minutes

    Everybody’s talking Common Core. And there’s lots of buzz about the increased focus on nonfiction. But wait, don’t let your eyes glaze over! Get ready for an entertaining discussion about how kids can have fun learning as we cover such informative topics as…What is reading anyway? What makes nonfiction authentic? How can nonfiction engage kids, inspire critical thinking, and spark their curiosity about the world? This webinar collects multiple perspectives to provide teachers, librarians, and parents with a tool-kit to understanding and promoting the goals of the Common Core State Standards. At their heart, the Common Core State Standards are about building knowledge, gaining insights, exploring possibilities, and broadening students' perspectives.

    Please join us for this live stream presentation and afterwards for a reception in the Society's Library!

    Hope to see you there.  PLEASE RSVP

  • 01 Oct 2013 11:32 AM | Deleted user

    Sign up for this free webinar and learn how easy it is for your library to participate in Money Smart Week @ your library, April 5-12, 2014. a partnership between ALA and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

    Money Smart Week @ your library is designed to assist libraries of all types provide financial literacy programming for all stages of lifeundefinedretirees, school kids, college students, anyone and everyone! In 2013 over 500 libraries in 47 states participated.

    In the webinar, learn from veterans and first-timers how Money Smart Week @ your library has been a great success for their libraries, and how it can be in yours. Get valuable programming and promotion ideas, tips on possible partners, and resources that make it easy for you, and then join hundreds of other libraries across the country helping individuals to better manage their personal finances during 2014 Money Smart Week.

    The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, October 10, 2013, 2:00 pm, Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00).


    Sign up now!

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