On Saturday, February 9, Bloomberg hosted the 2013 World Information Architecture Day event in New York City, one of 15 global events organized by the Information Architecture Institute in an effort to celebrate and raise awareness about the practice of Information Architecture (IA). 

 

Several members of the Pratt-SILS community helped to make the event a tremendous success:

 

Professor Craig MacDonald and students Noreen Whysel and Gretchen Nadasky served on the NYC Production Committee and were involved in planning and organizing the event over the last few months. Dr. MacDonald also developed and planned the session "The State of IA Education: A Town Hall" which led to an insightful discussion about the role of formal education in preparing students for careers in IA.

 

Several Pratt-SILS students and alumni served as volunteers to ensure the event ran smoothly: Jordan deButts, Nik Dragovic, Laura Elsner, Caroline Gabrielli, Boni Joi Koelliker, Michelle Lee, Lars Lindahl, Houda El Mimouni, Ngozi Okoro, Teresa Silva, Andy Steinitz, and David Winger. Many other students and alumni were also in attendance.

 

To learn more about the event, visit:

------=_NextPart_000_0007_01CE093C.67E08C20-- ========================================================================Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2013 13:54:47 -0800 Reply-To: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> From: Nicole Purviance <[log in to unmask]> Subject: SJSU SLIS Colloquia: Virtual Presentations Begin February 18 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="----=_NextPart_000_02EE_01CE0928.86231130" ------=_NextPart_000_02EE_01CE0928.86231130 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Free Webinars Join leading experts and innovators for all new webinars produced by the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University. The spring semester lineup will cover topics such as virtual worlds, academic librarianship career trends, digital preservation best practices, social media records management, and many more. The SJSU SLIS Colloquia are free to attend and open to the public. They are held live via web conferencing and recorded for viewing on-demand. Advanced registration is not required. Here's a snapshot of what's coming up this month: * Monday, February 18 at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time - Looking Back on the Preserving Virtual Worlds' Projects [Virtual Worlds Guest Lecture] Henry Lowood of Stanford University Libraries will discuss the outcome of the virtual worlds' interdisciplinary and multi-university projects that began in 2006 and concluded recently. The goal of the projects was to clear a path for work on the preservation of virtual worlds, digital games, and interactive fiction. This presentation will be held in Second Life. Join Live Session: bit.ly/Rb2jM0 * Wednesday, February 20 at 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time - Academic Librarianship: Current Trends and Opportunities [Career Webinar] Join three experienced academic library department heads from the University of California, Davis, for this presentation as part of our career development resources . You'll learn about new skills academic library employers are seeking, how work roles are changing, and how you can best market yourself for positions. Join Live Session: bit.ly/XoY7It * Tuesday, February 26 at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time - Digital Preservation for the Rest of Us: What's In It for Librarians and Library Users Guest speaker Philip Gust is with the Stanford University Libraries LOCKSS Program (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe). His focus is integrating digital preservation into libraries. Mr. Gust will introduce you to digital preservation systems, discuss preservation strategies and pitfalls, and show you how to give library users access to preserved content. Join Live Session: bit.ly/11MIIci * Tuesday, February 26 at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time - The Next Major Challenge in Records Management is Already Here: Social Media [MARA Guest Lecture] In this session, Anil Chawla, founder and CEO of ArchiveSocial, will lead you on an exploration of the impact of social media on records management and e-discovery. He will examine a variety of approaches taken by organizations to address the challenges of managing social media records. Join Live Session: bit.ly/TM9tKt Please visit the Spring Semester 2013 Colloquia web page to view the full schedule of upcoming online seminars, including presentation abstracts, speaker biographies, and links to the live sessions and recorded presentations. The presentations are conveniently held online via the web conferencing program BlackBoard Collaborate. If you are unfamiliar with Collaborate, a tutorial is available, as well as a Quick Reference Guide. (Please see Guide to Using Collaborate .) For more information, please contact us at [log in to unmask] . The San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science offers two fully online master's degrees, a fully online certificate program, and a doctoral program: Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master of Archives and Records Administration (MARA), Post-Master's Certificate in Library and Information Science, and the San Jose Gateway PhD Program. SJSU SLIS is a recognized leader in online learning and is a member of the Sloan Consortium. Let the learning begin: http://slisweb.sjsu.edu ------=_NextPart_000_02EE_01CE0928.86231130 Content-Type: text/html; charset="US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Free Webinars

 

Join leading experts and innovators for all new webinars produced by the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University. The spring semester lineup will cover topics such as virtual worlds, academic librarianship career trends, digital preservation best practices, social media records management, and many more.

 

The SJSU SLIS Colloquia are free to attend and open to the public. They are held live via web conferencing and recorded for viewing on-demand. Advanced registration is not required. Here’s a snapshot of what’s coming up this month:

 

  • Monday, February 18 at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time – Looking Back on the Preserving Virtual Worlds’ Projects [Virtual Worlds Guest Lecture]

Henry Lowood of Stanford University Libraries will discuss the outcome of the virtual worlds’ interdisciplinary and multi-university projects that began in 2006 and concluded recently. The goal of the projects was to clear a path for work on the preservation of virtual worlds, digital games, and interactive fiction. This presentation will be held in Second Life.

Join Live Session: bit.ly/Rb2jM0

 

  • Wednesday, February 20 at 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time – Academic Librarianship: Current Trends and Opportunities [Career Webinar]

Join three experienced academic library department heads from the University of California, Davis, for this presentation as part of our career development resources. You’ll learn about new skills academic library employers are seeking, how work roles are changing, and how you can best market yourself for positions.

Join Live Session: bit.ly/XoY7It

 

  • Tuesday, February 26 at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time – Digital Preservation for the Rest of Us: What’s In It for Librarians and Library Users

Guest speaker Philip Gust is with the Stanford University Libraries LOCKSS Program (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe). His focus is integrating digital preservation into libraries. Mr. Gust will introduce you to digital preservation systems, discuss preservation strategies and pitfalls, and show you how to give library users access to preserved content.

Join Live Session: bit.ly/11MIIci

 

  • Tuesday, February 26 at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time – The Next Major Challenge in Records Management is Already Here: Social Media [MARA Guest Lecture]

In this session, Anil Chawla, founder and CEO of ArchiveSocial, will lead you on an exploration of the impact of social media on records management and e-discovery. He will examine a variety of approaches taken by organizations to address the challenges of managing social media records.

Join Live Session: bit.ly/TM9tKt

 

Please visit the Spring Semester 2013 Colloquia web page to view the full schedule of upcoming online seminars, including presentation abstracts, speaker biographies, and links to the live sessions and recorded presentations.

 

The presentations are conveniently held online via the web conferencing program BlackBoard Collaborate. If you are unfamiliar with Collaborate, a tutorial is available, as well as a Quick Reference Guide. (Please see Guide to Using Collaborate.)

 

For more information, please contact us at [log in to unmask].

 

The San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science offers two fully online master’s degrees, a fully online certificate program, and a doctoral program: Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master of Archives and Records Administration (MARA), Post-Master’s Certificate in Library and Information Science, and the San Jose Gateway PhD Program. SJSU SLIS is a recognized leader in online learning and is a member of the Sloan Consortium. Let the learning begin: http://slisweb.sjsu.edu

 

 

 

 

------=_NextPart_000_02EE_01CE0928.86231130-- ========================================================================Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2013 13:33:36 -0500 Reply-To: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> From: Jennifer Gilley <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Research Agenda for Women and Gender Studies Librarianship In-Reply-To: <[log in to unmask]> MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="----=_Part_23021319_1031807859.1360694016722" ------=_Part_23021319_1031807859.1360694016722 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Looking for a research topic? Interested in women/gender/sexuality studies? The Women and Gender Studies Section of ACRL has recently revised their Research Agenda for Women and Gender Studies Librarianship . First published in 2004, this newly updated version includes literature reviews which will be particularly helpful to the new researcher. The Committee identified all the research that had been done on women and gender studies librarianship, broke it into categories, summarized it, and used the existing research to identify new questions for further research. The agenda is intended to stimulate the thinking of library school students and new librarians in the field who are looking for research projects and to promote the expansion of the body of information available in the area of women and gender studies librarianship. Looking for a place to present your research and get feedback? Proposals for the WGSS Research Poster Session at Annual are due March 29th. Here is the full Call for Proposals . Any questions? Feel free to contact Jennifer Gilley to discuss either the Research Agenda or the Poster Session. Jennifer Gilley Chair, Research Committee Women and Gender Studies Section ------=_Part_23021319_1031807859.1360694016722 Content-Type: text/html; charset="utf-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
Looking for a research topic? Interested in women/gender/sexuality studies? The Women and Gender Studies Section of ACRL has recently revised their Research Agenda for Women and Gender Studies Librarianship. First published in 2004, this newly updated version includes literature reviews which will be particularly helpful to the new researcher. The Committee identified all the research that had been done on women and gender studies librarianship, broke it into categories, summarized it, and used the existing research to identify new questions for further research. The agenda is intended to stimulate the thinking of library school students and new librarians in the field who are looking for research projects and to promote the expansion of the body of information available in the area of women and gender studies librarianship.

Looking for a place to present your research and get feedback? Proposals for the WGSS Research Poster Session at Annual are due March 29th. Here is the full Call for Proposals.

Any questions? Feel free to contact Jennifer Gilley to discuss either the Research Agenda or the Poster Session.

Jennifer Gilley

Chair, Research Committee
Women and Gender Studies Section
------=_Part_23021319_1031807859.1360694016722-- ========================================================================Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2013 14:08:12 -0800 Reply-To: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> From: Blanche Woolls <[log in to unmask]> MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="20cf3071cf72f7e93d04d58e4297" --20cf3071cf72f7e93d04d58e4297 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="windows-1252" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Brooke E. Sheldon, Dean and library educator passed away on February 11, 2013 after a long and courageous battle with uterine cancer. She was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts on August 29, 1931, but spent most of her childhood in her beloved Nova Scotia – that “Kingdom by the Sea.” She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard Hadley, Sr. and Elsie Ann Sutherland Earle, her husband, George, and brother Leonard Earle, Jr. and sister-in-law Eleanor (Mrs. John) Earle. She is survived by her brother John and her sister, Barbara (Mrs. Eugene Hunter) and her sister-in-law Charlotte (Mrs. Leonard Earle), sons and their families, Scott and Susan Sheldon and Stephen and Maria Sheldon, and grandchildren George Matthew, Brooke Barrera, and Skyler Sutherland Sheldon and many nieces and nephews. She attended Cambridge High and Latin School and earned her BA degree from Acadia University in Nova Scotia, her MLS degree from Simmons University, and her PhD from the University of Pittsburgh. She began her library career as a young adult librarian at the Detroit Public Library and then became branch librarian of the Albuquerque Public Library. She also held positions at the Santa Fe Public Library as Children’s Coordinator and then as Head of the Children’s Department at the New Mexico State Library until she became Director of Library Development. She was Head of Technical Services and Training at the Alaska State Library, Associate Director for Training for the Leadership Training Institute at Florida State University under a grant for the U.S. Department of Education. She began her library education career as Dean, School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman’s University and was Acting Provost. She accepted a position as Dean and Professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Texas at Austin. After her retirement from Austin, for three years she served as Interim Director and Professor, School of Information Resources and Library Science at the University of Arizona. She continued teaching in the Executive MLIS program at San Jose State University and ended her teaching career as Visiting Scholar and Lecturer, The University of Alberta, School of Library and Information Studies. Dr. Sheldon received many honors including Distinguished Alumni Awards from Simmons College and The University of Pittsburgh. She was granted a Doctor of Civil Laws (Hon.) from Acadia University. The Brooke E. Sheldon Endowed Professorship in Management and Leadership was established at the University of Texas, Austin. She was granted the Outstanding Lecturer Award from San Jose State University, and the Professional Service Award from the Association of Library and Information Science Educators, and the Library Leadership Award from the Arizona Library Association. Her offices in professional associations included President of the American Library Association and during this term of office she traveled throughout the U.S. and abroad. She chaired ALA’s Committee on Accreditation and was co-founder of the Continuing Professional Education Round Table in the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. She served on the Board of the Tocker Foundation and was an advisor and Board Member of the American Library in Paris. As an advocate for diversity, Dr. Sheldon recruited and supported minorities for the profession through her successful efforts to get funding as well as to hire minority faculty. She opened her home in Austin for those attending the first national conference of REFORMA and was always so supportive of the activities and efforts of REFORMA. She has been listed in *A Biographical Directory of Librarians in the United States and Canada*, *Who’s Who in Library and Information Services*, *Director of Library and Information Professionals*, and *Who’s Who in America*. Her list of publications include: *Interpersonal Skills, Theory and Practice: The Librarians’ Guide to Becoming a Leader*, *The Portable MLIS: Insights from the Experts* (with Ken Haycock), *Leaders in Libraries: Styles and Strategies for Success*, *Delivering Lifelong Professional Education Across Space and Time* (with Blanche Woolls). Her overwhelming characteristic was her strength of personality vis a vis her friends, students, colleagues, and mentees. She expressed her heartfelt thanks to the many students and colleagues who recently wrote to her describing how her leadership and mentorship was instrumental in advancing their careers. Her love of travel was interwoven with her professional interests and demands as she gave speeches and consulted in numerous countries including: China, Taiwan, England, France, Argentina, Romania, Sweden, Germany, and Japan. One of her great pleasures in retirement was to travel with friends to exotic locations around the world. She was known for hosting spectacular parties for friends, students, and colleagues garnering her a reputation as a fun loving, free spirit who had an instant rapport with anyone she met. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers contributions in her memory be sent to the Brooke E. Sheldon Endowed Professorship in Management and Leadership at the University of Texas at Austin and the New Mexico Library Foundation. --20cf3071cf72f7e93d04d58e4297 Content-Type: text/html; charset="windows-1252" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

 

Brooke E. Sheldon, Dean and library educator passed away on February 11, 2013 after a long and courageous battle with uterine cancer. She was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts on August 29, 1931, but spent most of her childhood in her beloved Nova Scotia – that  “Kingdom by the Sea.”  She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard Hadley, Sr. and Elsie Ann Sutherland Earle, her husband, George, and brother Leonard Earle, Jr. and sister-in-law Eleanor (Mrs. John) Earle.

She is survived by her brother John and her sister, Barbara (Mrs. Eugene Hunter) and her sister-in-law Charlotte (Mrs. Leonard Earle), sons and their families, Scott and Susan Sheldon and Stephen and Maria Sheldon, and grandchildren George Matthew, Brooke Barrera, and Skyler Sutherland Sheldon and many nieces and nephews.

She attended Cambridge High and Latin School and earned her BA degree from Acadia University in Nova Scotia, her MLS degree from Simmons University, and her PhD from the University of Pittsburgh. She began her library career as a young adult librarian at the Detroit Public Library and then became branch librarian of the Albuquerque Public Library. She also held positions at the Santa Fe Public Library as Children’s Coordinator and then as Head of the Children’s Department at the New Mexico State Library until she became Director of Library Development. She was Head of Technical Services and Training at the Alaska State Library, Associate Director for Training for the Leadership Training Institute at Florida State University under a grant for the U.S. Department of Education.

She began her library education career as Dean, School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman’s University and was Acting Provost. She accepted a position as Dean and Professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Texas at Austin. After her retirement from Austin, for three years she served as Interim Director and Professor, School of Information Resources and Library Science at the University of Arizona. She continued teaching in the Executive MLIS program at San Jose State University and ended her teaching career as Visiting Scholar and Lecturer, The University of Alberta, School of Library and Information Studies.

Dr. Sheldon received many honors including Distinguished Alumni Awards from Simmons College and The University of Pittsburgh. She was granted a Doctor of Civil Laws (Hon.) from Acadia University. The Brooke E. Sheldon Endowed Professorship in Management and Leadership was established at the University of Texas, Austin. She was granted the Outstanding Lecturer Award from San Jose State University, and the Professional Service Award from the Association of Library and Information Science Educators, and the Library Leadership Award from the Arizona Library Association.

Her offices in professional associations included President of the American Library Association and during this term of office she traveled throughout the U.S. and abroad. She chaired ALA’s Committee on Accreditation and was co-founder of the Continuing Professional Education Round Table in the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. She served on the Board of the Tocker Foundation and was an advisor and Board Member of the American Library in Paris.

As an advocate for diversity, Dr. Sheldon recruited and supported minorities for the profession through her successful efforts to get funding as well as to hire minority faculty. She opened her home in Austin for those attending the first national conference of REFORMA and was always so supportive of the activities and efforts of REFORMA.

She has been listed in A Biographical Directory of Librarians in the United States and Canada, Who’s Who in Library and Information Services, Director of Library and Information Professionals, and Who’s Who in America.

            Her list of publications include: Interpersonal Skills, Theory and Practice: The Librarians’ Guide to Becoming a Leader, The Portable MLIS: Insights from the Experts (with Ken Haycock), Leaders in Libraries: Styles and Strategies for Success, Delivering Lifelong Professional Education Across Space and Time (with Blanche Woolls).

Her overwhelming characteristic was her strength of personality vis a vis her friends, students, colleagues, and mentees. She expressed her heartfelt thanks to the many students and colleagues who recently wrote to her describing how her leadership and mentorship was instrumental in advancing their careers.

Her love of travel was interwoven with her professional interests and demands as she gave speeches and consulted in numerous countries including: China, Taiwan, England, France, Argentina, Romania, Sweden, Germany, and Japan. One of her great pleasures in retirement was to travel with friends to exotic locations around the world.

She was known for hosting spectacular parties for friends, students, and colleagues garnering her a reputation as a fun loving, free spirit who had an instant rapport with anyone she met.

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers contributions in her memory be sent to the Brooke E. Sheldon Endowed Professorship in Management and Leadership at the University of Texas at Austin and the New Mexico Library Foundation.

--20cf3071cf72f7e93d04d58e4297-- ========================================================================Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2013 08:21:09 -0800 Reply-To: =?utf-8?B?U8OpYW11cyBMYXdsZXNz?= <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> From: =?utf-8?B?U8OpYW11cyBMYXdsZXNz?= <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Final Call for Tutorials - SIGIR 2013, Dublin, Ireland. In-Reply-To: <[log in to unmask]> MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="-908725958-520430843-1360772469=:15317" ---908725958-520430843-1360772469=:15317 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Apologies for Cross-Posting. =================================================== Final Call for Tutorials 36th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference, SIGIR 2013 Dublin, Ireland, 28 July-1 August, 2013 http://sigir2013.ie/tutorialproposals.html Submission - https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sigir2013tutorials =================================================== SIGIR is the major international forum for the presentation of new research results and for the demonstration of new systems and techniques in the broad field of Information Retrieval (IR). SIGIR 2013 will begin with a full day of tutorials on Sunday 28th July 2013.  SIGIR 2013 solicits proposals for tutorials of either half-day (3 hours plus breaks) or full day (6 hours plus breaks) duration. Proposals are welcomed on all topics of information retrieval and its applications. Each tutorial should cover a single topic in detail. For example, tutorials may cover an established information retrieval topic in depth, introduce an emerging application of information retrieval technologies, or update the information retrieval community on recent advances in related fields.  Submission Guidelines: Submissions should include a cover sheet and an extended abstract. The cover sheet should specify:  1) the title and length of the tutorial;  2) the intended audience (introductory, intermediate, advanced) and prerequisite knowledge or skills required, if any;  3) complete contact information for the contact person and other presenters;  4) a brief biography (max. 2 paragraphs) for each presenter.  The extended abstract should be 3 to 4 pages, and should include an outline of the tutorial, along with descriptions of its objectives and its relevance to the information retrieval community, and details of materials to be supplied to attendees.  Tutorials should be prepared in standard SIGIR format available from the ACM Conference style (for LaTeX, use the Option 2 style). Proposals should be submitted via EasyChair - https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sigir2013tutorials The submissions will reviewed by senior members of the Information Retrieval research community and tutorials to be presented at SIGIR 2013 will be selected by the SIGIR Program Committee. Notifications will be sent to tutorial proposers by Monday 15 April 2013.  Important Dates: •Monday 18 February 2013 : Tutorial proposals due  •Monday 15 April 2013 : Acceptance notifications  •Sunday 28 July 2013 : Tutorials Day at the SIGIR Conference in Dublin Tutorial Chairs: Séamus Lawless, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Noriko Kando, National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan. ---908725958-520430843-1360772469=:15317 Content-Type: text/html; charset="utf-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
Apologies for Cross-Posting.

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Final Call for Tutorials

36th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference, SIGIR 2013
Dublin, Ireland, 28 July-1 August, 2013



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SIGIR is the major international forum for the presentation of new research results and for the demonstration of new systems and techniques in the broad field of Information Retrieval (IR). SIGIR 2013 will begin with a full day of tutorials on Sunday 28th July 2013. 

SIGIR 2013 solicits proposals for tutorials of either half-day (3 hours plus breaks) or full day (6 hours plus breaks) duration. Proposals are welcomed on all topics of information retrieval and its applications. Each tutorial should cover a single topic in detail. For example, tutorials may cover an established information retrieval topic in depth, introduce an emerging application of information retrieval technologies, or update the information retrieval community on recent advances in related fields. 

Submission Guidelines:

Submissions should include a cover sheet and an extended abstract. The cover sheet should specify: 
1) the title and length of the tutorial; 
2) the intended audience (introductory, intermediate, advanced) and prerequisite knowledge or skills required, if any; 
3) complete contact information for the contact person and other presenters; 
4) a brief biography (max. 2 paragraphs) for each presenter. 

The extended abstract should be 3 to 4 pages, and should include an outline of the tutorial, along with descriptions of its objectives and its relevance to the information retrieval community, and details of materials to be supplied to attendees. 

Tutorials should be prepared in standard SIGIR format available from the ACM Conference style (for LaTeX, use the Option 2 style). Proposals should be submitted via EasyChair - https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sigir2013tutorials

The submissions will reviewed by senior members of the Information Retrieval research community and tutorials to be presented at SIGIR 2013 will be selected by the SIGIR Program Committee. Notifications will be sent to tutorial proposers by Monday 15 April 2013. 

Important Dates:

• Monday 18 February 2013 : Tutorial proposals due 

• Monday 15 April 2013 : Acceptance notifications 

• Sunday 28 July 2013 : Tutorials Day at the SIGIR Conference in Dublin

Tutorial Chairs:

SĂ©amus Lawless, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
Noriko Kando, National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan.

---908725958-520430843-1360772469=:15317-- ========================================================================Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2013 08:22:14 -0800 Reply-To: =?utf-8?B?U8OpYW11cyBMYXdsZXNz?= <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> From: =?utf-8?B?U8OpYW11cyBMYXdsZXNz?= <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Final Call for Short Papers and Demos - SIGIR 2013, Dublin, Ireland In-Reply-To: <[log in to unmask]> MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="-1585520525-1319829470-1360772534=:42532" ---1585520525-1319829470-1360772534=:42532 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Apologies for Cross-Posting =================================================== Final Call for Short Papers and Demos 36th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference, SIGIR 2013 Dublin, Ireland, 28 July-1 August, 2013 http://sigir2013.ie/posterdemonstrations.html Submission - http://sigir2013-shortPaper.confmaster.net/ =================================================== Call for Short Papers and Demos SIGIR is the major international forum for the presentation of new research results and for the demonstration of new systems and techniques in the broad field of information retrieval (IR). SIGIR 2013 will be held in Dublin, Ireland from 28 July - 1 August 2013. The Conference and Program Chairs invite all those working in areas related to IR to submit original short papers, and proposals for demonstrations. Note, that both short paper and demonstration submission guidelines have changed this year to allow more space for authors to present their ideas.  Short Papers Short Paper submissions offer researchers an opportunity to present significant work in progress or research that is best communicated in an interactive or graphical format. Each submission that is accepted for SIGIR 2013 will be presented in a poster format, in order to provide researchers with an opportunity to obtain direct feedback about their work from a wide audience during the poster session. What makes a good short paper? Short papers are not full papers squeezed into four pages. They can present smaller or more speculative ideas, they could also be be more controversial, they may present new applications of old ideas or the reworking of previous studies. Finally, they should be inspirational and spark some discussion. Submissions are welcome in areas related to any aspect of Information Retrieval (IR), as identified in the call for contributions and on the SIGIR 2013 website. Submissions are short research papers presenting original, previously unpublished work. Submissions describing the work will be reviewed, and accepted submissions will be published in the conference proceedings. Short Paper Submission Content Guidelines Submissions of short papers must be in English, in PDF format and should not exceed 4 pages in SIGIR format (including references and figures). Suitable LaTeX and Word templates for SIGIR are available from the ACM Website (for LaTeX, use Option 2). Authors should conceal their identity. Submissions that are over the 4-page limit or are not anonymous or incomplete will be rejected without review. Note that summaries of full papers that have already been published elsewhere (including in another language) are not acceptable as short paper submissions for SIGIR. It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure that the PDF submission has been uploaded successfully. We suggest downloading the PDF after submission and ensuring it is ok. Submissions must be submitted electronically using the short paper track of the conference submission system (http://sigir2013-shortPaper.confmaster.net/). At least one author must register and attend the conference.  Demonstrations Demonstrations present first-hand experience with research prototypes or operational systems. They provide opportunities to exchange ideas gained from implementing IR systems and to obtain feedback from expert users. Demonstration submissions are welcome in any of the areas related to any aspect of Information Retrieval (IR), as identified in the call for contributions and on the SIGIR 2013 website. The two-page demonstration submissions will appear in the conference proceedings. What makes a good demo? A good demonstration submission is interesting to a SIGIR audience and shows a novel solution to a problem. The demonstration submission should address the following questions. Who is your target user? Why does my system exist and why is it important? What does my demonstration do and how does it work? How does it compare with existing systems? Finally, how and when might my technology have an impact? Demonstration Submission Content Guidelines Submissions of demonstration papers must be in English and should not exceed 2 pages in SIGIR format (including references and figures). Suitable LaTeX and Word templates for SIGIR are available from the ACM Website (for LaTeX, use Option 2). It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure that the PDF submission has been uploaded successfully. We suggest downloading the PDF after submission and ensuring it is ok. Unlike short and full-paper submissions, authors of demonstration submissions are not expected to take measures to conceal their identity from reviewers. Submissions that are over the 2-page limit and incomplete submissions will be rejected without review.  Demonstration papers must be submitted electronically via the demonstration track of the conference submission system (http://sigir2013-demo.confmaster.net/). At least one author must register and attend the conference.  Wireless network access, along with a table and poster mount backdrop will be provided for accepted demonstrations.  Important Dates •Short Paper and Demonstration submissions due: 18 February 2013. •Acceptance notification: 15 April 2013 •Conference in Dublin, Ireland, 28 July - 1 August 2013. Short Papers and Demos Co-Chairs •Udo Kruschwitz, University of Essex, United Kingdom •Cathal Gurrin, Dublin City University, Ireland. Contact / Questions  Please e-mail any questions on short paper or demo submissions to [log in to unmask] ---1585520525-1319829470-1360772534=:42532 Content-Type: text/html; charset="utf-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
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Final Call for Short Papers and Demos

36th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference, SIGIR 2013
Dublin, Ireland, 28 July-1 August, 2013



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Call for Short Papers and Demos
SIGIR is the major international forum for the presentation of new research results and for the demonstration of new systems and techniques in the broad field of information retrieval (IR). SIGIR 2013 will be held in Dublin, Ireland from 28 July - 1 August 2013. The Conference and Program Chairs invite all those working in areas related to IR to submit original short papers, and proposals for demonstrations. Note, that both short paper and demonstration submission guidelines have changed this year to allow more space for authors to present their ideas. 

Short Papers
Short Paper submissions offer researchers an opportunity to present significant work in progress or research that is best communicated in an interactive or graphical format. Each submission that is accepted for SIGIR 2013 will be presented in a poster format, in order to provide researchers with an opportunity to obtain direct feedback about their work from a wide audience during the poster session.

What makes a good short paper? Short papers are not full papers squeezed into four pages. They can present smaller or more speculative ideas, they could also be be more controversial, they may present new applications of old ideas or the reworking of previous studies. Finally, they should be inspirational and spark some discussion.

Submissions are welcome in areas related to any aspect of Information Retrieval (IR), as identified in the call for contributions and on the SIGIR 2013 website. Submissions are short research papers presenting original, previously unpublished work. Submissions describing the work will be reviewed, and accepted submissions will be published in the conference proceedings.

Short Paper Submission Content Guidelines
Submissions of short papers must be in English, in PDF format and should not exceed 4 pages in SIGIR format (including references and figures). Suitable LaTeX and Word templates for SIGIR are available from the ACM Website (for LaTeX, use Option 2). Authors should conceal their identity. Submissions that are over the 4-page limit or are not anonymous or incomplete will be rejected without review. Note that summaries of full papers that have already been published elsewhere (including in another language) are not acceptable as short paper submissions for SIGIR. It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure that the PDF submission has been uploaded successfully. We suggest downloading the PDF after submission and ensuring it is ok.

Submissions must be submitted electronically using the short paper track of the conference submission system (http://sigir2013-shortPaper.confmaster.net/). At least one author must register and attend the conference. 


Demonstrations
Demonstrations present first-hand experience with research prototypes or operational systems. They provide opportunities to exchange ideas gained from implementing IR systems and to obtain feedback from expert users. Demonstration submissions are welcome in any of the areas related to any aspect of Information Retrieval (IR), as identified in the call for contributions and on the SIGIR 2013 website. The two-page demonstration submissions will appear in the conference proceedings.

What makes a good demo? A good demonstration submission is interesting to a SIGIR audience and shows a novel solution to a problem. The demonstration submission should address the following questions. Who is your target user? Why does my system exist and why is it important? What does my demonstration do and how does it work? How does it compare with existing systems? Finally, how and when might my technology have an impact?

Demonstration Submission Content Guidelines
Submissions of demonstration papers must be in English and should not exceed 2 pages in SIGIR format (including references and figures). Suitable LaTeX and Word templates for SIGIR are available from the ACM Website (for LaTeX, use Option 2). It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure that the PDF submission has been uploaded successfully. We suggest downloading the PDF after submission and ensuring it is ok.

Unlike short and full-paper submissions, authors of demonstration submissions are not expected to take measures to conceal their identity from reviewers. Submissions that are over the 2-page limit and incomplete submissions will be rejected without review. 

Demonstration papers must be submitted electronically via the demonstration track of the conference submission system (http://sigir2013-demo.confmaster.net/). At least one author must register and attend the conference. 

Wireless network access, along with a table and poster mount backdrop will be provided for accepted demonstrations. 

Important Dates
• Short Paper and Demonstration submissions due: 18 February 2013.
• Acceptance notification: 15 April 2013
• Conference in Dublin, Ireland, 28 July - 1 August 2013.

Short Papers and Demos Co-Chairs

• Udo Kruschwitz, University of Essex, United Kingdom
• Cathal Gurrin, Dublin City University, Ireland.

Contact / Questions 
Please e-mail any questions on short paper or demo submissions to [log in to unmask]

---1585520525-1319829470-1360772534=:42532-- ========================================================================Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2013 08:23:03 -0800 Reply-To: =?utf-8?B?U8OpYW11cyBMYXdsZXNz?= <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> From: =?utf-8?B?U8OpYW11cyBMYXdsZXNz?= <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Final Call for Workshop Proposals - SIGIR 2013, Dublin, Ireland. In-Reply-To: <[log in to unmask]> MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="-1637284482-744773209-1360772583=:13044" ---1637284482-744773209-1360772583=:13044 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Apologies for Cross-Posting =================================================== Final Call for Workshop Proposals 36th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference, SIGIR 2013 Dublin, Ireland, 28 July-1 August, 2013 http://sigir2013.ie/workshopproposals.html Submission - https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sigirws2013 =================================================== SIGIR is the major international forum for the presentation of new research results and for the demonstration of new systems and techniques in the broad field of information retrieval (IR). Proposals are solicited for workshops to be held at ACM SIGIR 2013 being held in TCD, Dublin, Ireland. Workshops will usually last for one day and will be held on Thursday 1 August 2013. Workshop topics will typically match those identified in the SIGIR 2013 general call for participation, but proposals concerned with other areas of information retrieval are welcome. SIGIR 2013 workshops will provide a platform for presenting novel ideas and emerging areas in information retrieval in a less formal and possibly more focused way than the conference itself. The format of each workshop is to be determined by the organizers, but it is expected that workshops will contain ample time for general discussion and engagement by all participants - not just those presenting papers. Workshops that foster collaboration, discussion, group problem-solving and community building initiatives are particularly encouraged. Workshops that only involve the presentation of papers in a “mini conference” format are particularly discouraged. Researchers and practitioners from all areas of the information retrieval community are invited to submit proposals for review. The organizers of approved workshops will be expected to define the workshop's focus, gather and review submissions, and decide upon final program content. Organizers (including co-organizers) are expected to attend their entire workshop and to provide an article for ACM SIGIR Forum summarizing the event. Submission Requirements Workshop proposals should include the following information: 1. Title, theme and purpose of the workshop. 2. Motivation for the workshop and appropriateness to SIGIR. 3. Planned activities and a tentative schedule of events. 4. Selection process for participants and/or presenters and maximum number of participants (if limited). 5. Names of Organisers 6. Names of potential program committee members (who would act to organise the proposed workshop) (if a program committee will be formed). If the workshop has been held previously at SIGIR or another conference, then the organizers should indicate this and describe briefly past attendance and outcomes, and why another workshop is needed. The submission should also include a short biographical sketch of each organizer, describing relevant qualifications and experience. Proposals should be submitted via the easy chair workshop submission webpage  in pdf format and should not exceed 1000 words. (Note: The word count limit only applies to the information prescribed (1-4) above and not to Names of organisers or potential workshop programme committee members). Important Dates • Monday 18 February 2013 : Workshop proposals due (revised date) • Monday 15 April 2013 : Notification of workshop acceptances (revised date) • Sunday 28 July - Thursday 1 August, 2013 : SIGIR Conference (workshops to be held on 1 August, 2013) SIGIR Workshop Co-Chairs Prof Vincent Wade, CNGL, Trinity College Dublin - Email: [log in to unmask]     Prof Arjen de Vries, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica - Email: [log in to unmask] ---1637284482-744773209-1360772583=:13044 Content-Type: text/html; charset="utf-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
Apologies for Cross-Posting

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Final Call for Workshop Proposals

36th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference, SIGIR 2013
Dublin, Ireland, 28 July-1 August, 2013



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SIGIR is the major international forum for the presentation of new research results and for the demonstration of new systems and techniques in the broad field of information retrieval (IR). Proposals are solicited for workshops to be held at ACM SIGIR 2013 being held in TCD, Dublin, Ireland. Workshops will usually last for one day and will be held on Thursday 1 August 2013. Workshop topics will typically match those identified in the SIGIR 2013 general call for participation, but proposals concerned with other areas of information retrieval are welcome.

SIGIR 2013 workshops will provide a platform for presenting novel ideas and emerging areas in information retrieval in a less formal and possibly more focused way than the conference itself. The format of each workshop is to be determined by the organizers, but it is expected that workshops will contain ample time for general discussion and engagement by all participants - not just those presenting papers. Workshops that foster collaboration, discussion, group problem-solving and community building initiatives are particularly encouraged. Workshops that only involve the presentation of papers in a “mini conference” format are particularly discouraged.

Researchers and practitioners from all areas of the information retrieval community are invited to submit proposals for review. The organizers of approved workshops will be expected to define the workshop's focus, gather and review submissions, and decide upon final program content. Organizers (including co-organizers) are expected to attend their entire workshop and to provide an article for ACM SIGIR Forum summarizing the event.

Submission Requirements

Workshop proposals should include the following information:
1. Title, theme and purpose of the workshop.
2. Motivation for the workshop and appropriateness to SIGIR.
3. Planned activities and a tentative schedule of events.
4. Selection process for participants and/or presenters and maximum number of participants (if limited).
5. Names of Organisers
6. Names of potential program committee members (who would act to organise the proposed workshop) (if a program committee will be formed).

If the workshop has been held previously at SIGIR or another conference, then the organizers should indicate this and describe briefly past attendance and outcomes, and why another workshop is needed. The submission should also include a short biographical sketch of each organizer, describing relevant qualifications and experience.

Proposals should be submitted via the easy chair workshop submission webpage <https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sigirws2013> in pdf format and should not exceed 1000 words. (Note: The word count limit only applies to the information prescribed (1-4) above and not to Names of organisers or potential workshop programme committee members).

Important Dates

• Monday 18 February 2013 : Workshop proposals due (revised date)

• Monday 15 April 2013 : Notification of workshop acceptances (revised date)

• Sunday 28 July - Thursday 1 August, 2013 : SIGIR Conference (workshops to be held on 1 August, 2013)

SIGIR Workshop Co-Chairs

Prof Vincent Wade, CNGL, Trinity College Dublin - Email: [log in to unmask]    
Prof Arjen de Vries, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica - Email: [log in to unmask]



---1637284482-744773209-1360772583=:13044-- ========================================================================Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2013 20:22:12 +0000 Reply-To: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> From: "Sheridan,Brenda" <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Drexel's iSchool MS in Library and Information Science, Online Open House X-To: "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]> Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="_000_B1B36221B371EB46BF1785EB3AE88C8B040EBFMB3drexeledu_" MIME-Version: 1.0 --_000_B1B36221B371EB46BF1785EB3AE88C8B040EBFMB3drexeledu_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable iSchool MS in Library and Information Science Online Open House The iSchool, College of Information Science and Technology at Drexel University presents an informative and convenient way for you to learn more about our Master's of Library & Information Science (MSLIS) degree program. Join us for an online open house with key speakers Dr. Xia Lin (iSchool Professor) and Matt Lechtenberg (iSchool Admissions Manager): Thursday, February 28, 2013 At 7:00 PM EST Participate by asking questions or chat online with someone from the College of Information Science and Technology. Click here to register: http://www.drexel.com/openhouse/viewevent.aspx?e=14032 --_000_B1B36221B371EB46BF1785EB3AE88C8B040EBFMB3drexeledu_ Content-Type: text/html; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

 

iSchool MS in Library and Information Science Online Open House

 

The iSchool, College of Information Science and Technology at Drexel University presents an informative and convenient way for you to learn more about our Master’s of Library & Information Science (MSLIS) degree program.

 

Join us for an online open house with key speakers Dr. Xia Lin (iSchool Professor) and Matt Lechtenberg (iSchool Admissions Manager):

 

Thursday, February 28, 2013

At 7:00 PM EST

 

Participate by asking questions or chat online with someone from the College of Information Science and Technology. 

 

Click here to register: http://www.drexel.com/openhouse/viewevent.aspx?e=14032

 

 

 

 

--_000_B1B36221B371EB46BF1785EB3AE88C8B040EBFMB3drexeledu_-- ========================================================================Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:44:28 -0600 Reply-To: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> From: Valerie Hill <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Reminder VW Panel on MOOCs Feb 17 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="047d7bb049c6b04ae804d5a48fbe" --047d7bb049c6b04ae804d5a48fbe Content-Type: text/plain; charset="ISO-8859-1" The ACRL Virtual World Interest Group is presenting a panel on MOOCs (massively open online courses) and the impact of the MOOC on higher education and libraries. Feel free to share this invitation with interested individuals and groups. The invitation has been posted on ALA Connect at http://connect.ala.org/node/199714. EVENT: MOOCs and Librarians (a panel presentation) When: Sunday, Feb. 17th from 12 noon to 1 pm SLT (Pacific Time USA) Where: ACRL meeting space on Info Island http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Info%20Island/21/85/24 Panelists Valerie Hill, PhD (Valibrarian Gregg in SL) LISD Library Media Specialist, Adjunct Instructor, TWU School of Library and Information Studies Ilene- Frank, MLS (Ilene Pratt in SL) Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Maryland University College Michelle Keba, MS in Information Science (librarianatadistance in SL) Distance and Instructional Services Librarian, Nova Southeastern University George Djorgovski, (Curious George in SL) Caltech Professor of Astronomy -- Valerie Hill, Ph.D. Texas Woman's University Lewisville ISD Librarian http://vhill.edublogs.org/ http://twitter.com/valibrarian --047d7bb049c6b04ae804d5a48fbe Content-Type: text/html; charset="ISO-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

The ACRL Virtual World Interest Group is presenting a panel on MOOCs (massively open online courses) and the impact of the MOOC on higher education and libraries. Feel free to share this invitation with interested individuals and groups. The invitation has been posted on ALA Connect at http://connect.ala.org/node/199714.

EVENT: MOOCs and Librarians (a panel presentation)

When: Sunday, Feb. 17th from 12 noon to 1 pm SLT (Pacific Time USA)
Where: ACRL meeting space on Info Island
Panelists

Valerie Hill, PhD (Valibrarian Gregg in SL) LISD Library Media Specialist, Adjunct Instructor, TWU School of Library and Information Studies

Ilene- Frank, MLS (Ilene Pratt in SL) Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Maryland University College

Michelle Keba, MS in Information Science (librarianatadistance in SL) Distance and Instructional Services Librarian, Nova Southeastern University

George Djorgovski, (Curious George in SL) Caltech Professor of Astronomy

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Valerie Hill, Ph.D.
Texas Woman's University
Lewisville ISD Librarian
--047d7bb049c6b04ae804d5a48fbe-- ========================================================================Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:20:59 -0500 Reply-To: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> From: Gretchen Whitney <[log in to unmask]> Subject: [ALISEadjunct] Part time & adjunct faculty SIG meeting at ALISE conference (fwd) MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII"; format=flowed FYI --gw <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> Gretchen Whitney, PhD, Retired School of Information Sciences University of Tennessee, Knoxville TN 37996 USA [log in to unmask] http://web.utk.edu/~gwhitney/ jESSE:http://web.utk.edu/~gwhitney/jesse.html SIGMETRICS:http://web.utk.edu/~gwhitney/sigmetrics.html <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2013 11:18:56 -0500 From: kslisadjunct <[log in to unmask]> Reply-To: [log in to unmask] To: [log in to unmask] Subject: [ALISEadjunct] Part time & adjunct faculty SIG meeting at ALISE conference Hello to all group members, my name is Catherine Closet-Crane; it was unanimously decided during our SIG meeting at the ALISE conference in Seattle that I will be convening our SIG for the year 2013 with the support of co-convener Alexa Pearce. I am an adjunct teaching for Kent State SLIS and Alexa is a librarian at NYU and an adjunct at Pratt. The SIG meeting on the last morning of the ALISE conference in Seattle was attended by four (4) persons. We talked about having a presence at the next ALISE conference in January 2014. We wish to organize a session/ panel to be held on the last day of the conference to allow those of us who define themselves as librarians teaching part-time/adjuncting and who will be attending the ALA conference to join those of us who define themselves primarily as adjunct faculty. As you may know the theme of ALISE 2014 is Educational Entrepreneurship and the topic we propose for the panel and discussion would tentatively address the Roles and Responsibilities, Place, Employment Opportunities, and Job (in)Security of Part-Time and Adjunct Educators in the Educational Enterprise. We would like to gauge the interest of group and SIG members in holding such a panel and get your feedback. You can respond on this message board or privately to me at [log in to unmask] ========================================================================Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2013 00:05:08 +0000 Reply-To: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> From: "Abels,Eileen" <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Applications open for 2013 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="_000_7B69A9978AC3A64BBB65F67B8AF06FD603D552MB2drexeledu_" MIME-Version: 1.0 --_000_7B69A9978AC3A64BBB65F67B8AF06FD603D552MB2drexeledu_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset="Windows-1252" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Applications open for 2013 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship To apply visit www.ftrf.org/?Conable_Scholarship CHICAGO- The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) has opened applications for the 2013 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship, which will enable a library school student or new professional to attend ALA’s 2013 Annual Conference, held June 27-July 2 in Chicago, Ill. The goal of the Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship is to advance two principles that Conable held dear: intellectual freedom and mentorship. The scholarship provides for conference registration, transportation, housing for six nights and six days per diem. In return, the recipient will be expected to attend various FTRF and other intellectual freedom meetings and events at the conference, consult with a mentor/board member and present a report about their experiences. The recipient also will receive a one-year FTRF membership and will be invited, although not required, to provide daily updates about his or her experience on the Freedom to Read Foundation blog. The deadline for submitting an application for the 2013 Conable Scholarship is Friday, April 5; the award will be announced in late April. Who is eligible: Students currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited library and information studies degree program or an AASL-recognized master’s programs in school librarianship and new professionals (those who are three or fewer years removed from receiving a library school degree) are eligible to receive the Conable Scholarship. Those interested must submit an application that includes two references and an essay detailing their interest in intellectual freedom issues. Applicants also are required to attach a résumé. If the recipient is already registered for ALA’s Annual Conference, he or she will have the conference fee refunded. To apply for the Conable Conference Scholarship, visit www.ftrf.org/?Conable_Scholarship. For more information, please contact Jonathan Kelley at (800) 545-2433, ext. 4226 or [log in to unmask]. Gordon Conable was a California librarian and intellectual freedom champion who served several terms as president of the Freedom to Read Foundation. He was executive vice president for public libraries at Library Systems and Services (LSSI) in Riverside, Calif., and was responsible for management and performance of LSSI’s public library contracts, including the 30-branch Riverside County, Calif., system. He also served as director of the Monroe County (Mich.) Library System from 1988–1998. During his tenure there, he withstood an intense controversy over Madonna's book "Sex.” Before that he was associate director of the Fort Vancouver Regional Library in Washington. For his efforts, Conable received the Freedom to Read Foundation Roll of Honor Award and the John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award for "intellectual freedom fighters.” In 1994 he was the first librarian recognized as Michigan’s Public Administrator of the Year. Following his unexpected death in 2005, his wife and FTRF created the Conable Fund, which provides funding for the Conable Scholarship. To date, five Conable Scholarships have been granted. You can contribute to the Conable Fund online or by contacting FTRF at (800) 545-2433, ext. 4226 or at [log in to unmask]. jkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjk Jonathan Kelley Program Coordinator Freedom to Read Foundation 50 E. Huron St. Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 280-4226 (800) 545-2433 x4226 (toll-free) (312) 280-4227 (fax) [log in to unmask] Follow FTRF on Twitter --_000_7B69A9978AC3A64BBB65F67B8AF06FD603D552MB2drexeledu_ Content-Type: text/html; charset="Windows-1252" Content-ID: <[log in to unmask]> Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

Applications open for 2013 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship

 

To apply visit www.ftrf.org/?Conable_Scholarship

 

CHICAGO- The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) has opened applications for the 2013 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship, which will enable a library school student or new professional to attend ALA’s 2013 Annual Conference, held June 27-July 2 in Chicago, Ill.

 

The goal of the Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship is to advance two principles that Conable held dear: intellectual freedom and mentorship.

 

The scholarship provides for conference registration, transportation, housing for six nights and six days per diem. In return, the recipient will be expected to attend various FTRF and other intellectual freedom meetings and events at the conference, consult with a mentor/board member and present a report about their experiences. The recipient also will receive a one-year FTRF membership and will be invited, although not required, to provide daily updates about his or her experience on the Freedom to Read Foundation blog.

 

The deadline for submitting an application for the 2013 Conable Scholarship is Friday, April 5; the award will be announced in late April.

 

Who is eligible: Students currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited library and information studies degree program or an AASL-recognized master’s programs in school librarianship and new professionals (those who are three or fewer years removed from receiving a library school degree) are eligible to receive the Conable Scholarship. Those interested must submit an application that includes two references and an essay detailing their interest in intellectual freedom issues. Applicants also are required to attach a résumé. If the recipient is already registered for ALA’s Annual Conference, he or she will have the conference fee refunded.

 

To apply for the Conable Conference Scholarship, visit www.ftrf.org/?Conable_Scholarship. For more information, please contact Jonathan Kelley at (800) 545-2433, ext. 4226 or [log in to unmask].

 

Gordon Conable was a California librarian and intellectual freedom champion who served several terms as president of the Freedom to Read Foundation. He was executive vice president for public libraries at Library Systems and Services (LSSI) in Riverside, Calif., and was responsible for management and performance of LSSI’s public library contracts, including the 30-branch Riverside County, Calif., system. He also served as director of the Monroe County (Mich.) Library System from 1988–1998. During his tenure there, he withstood an intense controversy over Madonna's book "Sex.” Before that he was associate director of the Fort Vancouver Regional Library in Washington. For his efforts, Conable received the Freedom to Read Foundation Roll of Honor Award and the John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award for "intellectual freedom fighters.” In 1994 he was the first librarian recognized as Michigan’s Public Administrator of the Year.

                      

Following his unexpected death in 2005, his wife and FTRF created the Conable Fund, which provides funding for the Conable Scholarship. To date, five Conable Scholarships have been granted. You can contribute to the Conable Fund online or by contacting FTRF at (800) 545-2433, ext. 4226 or at [log in to unmask].

 

 

 

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Jonathan Kelley

Program Coordinator

Freedom to Read Foundation

50 E. Huron St.

Chicago, IL  60611

(312) 280-4226

(800) 545-2433 x4226 (toll-free)

(312) 280-4227 (fax)

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Follow FTRF on Twitter

--_000_7B69A9978AC3A64BBB65F67B8AF06FD603D552MB2drexeledu_-- ========================================================================Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2013 10:34:38 -0500 Reply-To: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> From: Liz Markel <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Registration for ASCLA course extended through end of day Friday MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="----_=_NextPart_001_01CE0B91.F70CD6DD" ------_=_NextPart_001_01CE0B91.F70CD6DD Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Have you signed up for "Improving Library Services to People With Disabilities" yet? We've extended registration through the end of the day today (Friday)! =========================================== =========================================== CEU credits are now available for "Improving Library Services to People With Disabilities", a popular online course offered by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of ALA. Registration ends at close-of-business this Thursday, Feb. 14. Course Schedule: Feb. 18-March 17 Two live chat sessions: Thursday, February 28, 3-4 pm Central Time and Thursday, March 14, 3-4 pm Central Time. More course information: http://www.ala.org/ascla/asclaevents/onlinelearning/libraryservices Registration rates start at $150 for ASCLA members. This rate includes $20 for the CEU credits. Register online now: http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=oloc&Template=/Conference/ConferenceList.cfm&ConferenceTypeCode=L During this course, participants will identify library users with disabilities at their library and the resources and assistive technologies available to assist them; examine changes in attitudes, laws and technologies that have impacted people with disabilities; and will be able to recommend changes in personal and organizational behaviors to improve services for people with disabilities at their library. Here's what some of our past participants from a variety of library types had to say about this course: --"Several of our staff enrolled as a group, and used the course as a launching pad to have further discussion across the library. We all agree that there is much for us to do. It created momentum for us around the library about many issues of accessibility." --"We implemented a team to begin looking at all aspects of how our library assists people with disabilities. We have already begun making recommendations for improvement to our department heads." --"We have already begun to look at programs and services in light of what we’ve learned and will be setting up a process that will prioritize new work to implement enhancements and improvements. Several recommendations have already been made in the areas of staff development and training, modifications to web pages and program statements and adoption of new technologies." Register online now: http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=oloc&Template=/Conference/ConferenceList.cfm&ConferenceTypeCode=L Questions about registration? Contact [log in to unmask] or (800) 545-2433, option 5. Please share this message with other lists or colleagues who might find it of interest! Thanks. :o) ********************************** Liz Markel Marketing & Programs Manager, RUSA & ASCLA ------_=_NextPart_001_01CE0B91.F70CD6DD Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Registration for ASCLA course extended through end of day Friday

Have you signed up for "Improving Library Services to People With Disabilities" yet?
We've extended registration through the end of the day today (Friday)!
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CEU credits are now available for "Improving Library Services to People With Disabilities", a popular online course offered by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of ALA. Registration ends at close-of-business this Thursday, Feb. 14.

Course Schedule: Feb. 18-March 17
Two live chat sessions: Thursday, February 28, 3-4 pm Central Time and Thursday, March 14, 3-4 pm Central Time.
More course information: http://www.ala.org/ascla/asclaevents/onlinelearning/libraryservices
Registration rates start at $150 for ASCLA members. This rate includes $20 for the CEU credits.
Register online now: http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=oloc&Template=/Conference/ConferenceList.cfm&ConferenceTypeCode=L

During this course, participants will identify library users with disabilities at their library and the resources and assistive technologies available to assist them; examine changes in attitudes, laws and technologies that have impacted people with disabilities; and will be able to recommend changes in personal and organizational behaviors to improve services for people with disabilities at their library.

Here's what some of our past participants from a variety of library types had to say about this course:

                        --"Several of our staff enrolled as a group, and used the course as a launching pad to have further discussion across the library. We all agree that there is much for us to do. It created momentum for us around the library about many issues of accessibility."

                        --"We implemented a team to begin looking at all aspects of how our library assists people with disabilities. We have already begun making recommendations for improvement to our department heads."

                        --"We have already begun to look at programs and services in light of what we’ve learned and will be setting up a process that will prioritize new work to implement enhancements and improvements. Several recommendations have already been made in the areas of staff development and training, modifications to web pages and program statements and adoption of new technologies."

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------_=_NextPart_001_01CE0B91.F70CD6DD-- ========================================================================Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2013 17:39:22 -0500 Reply-To: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> From: "Robert P. Holley" <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Nominations for Awards, School of Library and Information Science, Wayne State University X-To: [log in to unmask], [log in to unmask], [log in to unmask], [log in to unmask] MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="----=_NextPart_000_00D9_01CE0BA3.641510C0" ------=_NextPart_000_00D9_01CE0BA3.641510C0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR SCHOOL AWARDS Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science www.slis.wayne.edu The School of Library and Information Science at Wayne State University requests nominations for two awards. THE DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA/ALUMNUS AWARD will be given to a graduate who has achieved distinction in the profession based on job performance, service, publication, or other relevant professional activity. The School encourages submission of names of alumni considered to be deserving of this prestigious award. The recipient is expected to attend the awards reception, which is tentatively scheduled for April 16. Anyone may nominate a candidate, but eligibility for the award is restricted to graduates of the School. THE PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AWARD acknowledges Wayne State alumni and other individuals who have made significant and sustained contributions to the Michigan library community during their careers and have supported the School of Library and Information Science. The Professional Service Award recognizes individuals who, for example, have been leaders in state, regional, and/or national professional associations, and/or have held leadership roles in activities related to their positions. Recipients of both awards are selected by a School committee made up of faculty, staff, and students. The awards are announced at the Annual Recognition Reception. Individuals may nominate themselves or others for either award by submitting the following information: . Candidate's name . Present position . A one-page letter specifying the reasons for the nomination. . The nominator's name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address should also be included. . Additional supporting documentation, additional materials, and/or references may be attached or sent separately. Please see the following nomination form. Nominations should preferably be submitted by e-mail. The Deadline for Nominations is March 6, 2012. NOMINATION FORM Candidate's Name________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ Candidate's Present Position____________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________ Candidate's Address_____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ Telephone__________________________ E-Mail_____________________________________ Your reasons for nominating this individual (attach a separate document if necessary): ____________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ Nominator___________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ Address_____________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ Telephone___________________________________ E-Mail______________________________________________ Please send this form and all supporting documentation materials by March 6, 2013 to: Robert P. Holley, Chair Administrative Concerns Committee Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science 106 Kresge Library Detroit, MI 48202 (313) 577-1825 Facsimile (313) 577-7563 E-mail: [log in to unmask] ------=_NextPart_000_00D9_01CE0BA3.641510C0 Content-Type: text/html; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR SCHOOL AWARDS

Wayne State University

School of Library and Information Science

 

www.slis.wayne.edu

 

The School of Library and Information Science at Wayne State University requests nominations for two awards.

 

THE DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA/ALUMNUS AWARD will be given to a graduate who has achieved distinction in the profession based on job performance, service, publication, or other relevant professional activity.  The School encourages submission of names of alumni considered to be deserving of this prestigious award.  The recipient is expected to attend the awards reception, which is tentatively scheduled for April 16.  Anyone may nominate a candidate, but eligibility for the award is restricted to graduates of the School.

 

THE PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AWARD acknowledges Wayne State alumni and other individuals who have made significant and sustained contributions to the Michigan library community during their careers and have supported the School of Library and Information Science.  The Professional Service Award recognizes individuals who, for example, have been leaders in state, regional, and/or national professional associations, and/or have held leadership roles in activities related to their positions.

 

Recipients of both awards are selected by a School committee made up of faculty, staff, and students. The awards are announced at the Annual Recognition Reception. Individuals may nominate themselves or others for either award by submitting the following information:

 

·  Candidate’s name

 

·  Present position

 

· A one-page letter specifying the reasons for the nomination.  

 

· The nominator’s name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address should also be included.

 

·  Additional supporting documentation, additional materials, and/or references may be attached or sent separately.  

 

Please see the following nomination form. Nominations should preferably be submitted by e-mail.

 

The Deadline for Nominations is March 6, 2012.

 

NOMINATION FORM

 

Candidate’s Name___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Candidate’s Present Position__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Candidate’s Address_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Telephone__________________________   E-Mail_____________________________________

 

Your reasons for nominating this individual (attach a separate document if necessary):

 

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

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___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

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Nominator_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Address____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Telephone___________________________________   E-Mail______________________________________________

 

Please send this form and all supporting documentation materials by March 6, 2013 to:

 

Robert P. Holley, Chair

Administrative Concerns Committee

Wayne State University

School of Library and Information Science

106 Kresge Library

Detroit, MI 48202

(313) 577-1825

Facsimile (313) 577-7563

E-mail:  [log in to unmask]

 

 

 

 

------=_NextPart_000_00D9_01CE0BA3.641510C0-- ========================================================================Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2013 21:08:52 -0500 Reply-To: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> From: Max Cardillo <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Italy Field School 2013 =?windows-1252?Q?–_?= Book and Paper Restoration MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="----B636727_8823_4985_0080_270328197539" ------B636727_8823_4985_0080_270328197539 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/plain; charset="windows-1252" Dear Colleague, I would like to inform you about our summer 2013 field school, the San Gemini Preservation Studies Program, now in its 14th year, which is dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage and offers students the opportunity to study and travel in Italy. In particular, I would like to inform you about two courses we offer: one on paper restoration and a new program on book bindings restoration: Introduction to the Restoration of Book Bindings in Italy: May 26th – June 22nd This course on the restoration and conservation of bindings and their structural features aims to give an overview of the field of book conservation looking at the book as a three-dimensional structure at the theoretical level as well as with hands-on experience. The course will introduce students to the history of book making, especially concentrating on production in the Western culture. In the workshop students will have an opportunity to make four book facsimiles with various historic bindings using traditional materials and techniques and learn to analyze and document old books in terms of the structure, materials and state of conservation. They will also perform light preventive conservation including building various types of protective covers. To learn more about this course, please review the syllabus, which you can visit our WEBSITE. Introduction to Restoration of Paper in Books and Archival Documents: July 7th – August 3rd This course is an introduction to the restoration of paper in books, archival material and documents. It gives students an understanding of the nature of paper as a material, its history and the evolution of its use over time. The focus is on paper, as a support media for writing and printing, and two-dimensional documents. The course also familiarizes students with the structure of books and their bindings. Besides studying the nature of the material, the course investigates the most common agents of deterioration and the various approaches to restoration of paper. Along with the theoretical lectures, the program includes hands-on workshops comprising: exercises in traditional ways of paper making; testing, analyzing and identifying types of paper, inks, paints, pigments and printing techniques; disassembling books, their bindings, and; exercises using different techniques of paper restoration. The course will include a field project restoring paper documents from the San Gemini Historic Archives and a field trip to Fabriano. To learn more about this course, please review the syllabus, which you can visit our WEBSITE. If you know any students, scholars, or others interested in this type of study, please inform them about our program. We would appreciate it if you could list our program on your organization's website as an available educational resource. We have a 2013 flyer that you may wish to post on your department notice board or forward to interested parties. You can print this from our website, on our About Us page. Please let us know if you have any problem printing and we can email you the PDF. Thank you very much. Cordially, Max Cardillo Director San Gemini Preservation Studies Program If you no longer desire to receive news on our programs, please click on this link. ------B636727_8823_4985_0080_270328197539 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/html; charset="windows-1252"

Dear Colleague,

 

I would like to inform you about our summer 2013 field school, the San Gemini Preservation Studies Program, now in its 14th year, which is dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage and offers students the opportunity to study and travel in Italy. In particular, I would like to inform you about two courses we offer: one on paper restoration and a new program on book bindings restoration:

 

Introduction to the Restoration of Book Bindings in Italy:

May 26th – June 22nd

This course on the restoration and conservation of bindings and their structural features aims to give an overview of the field of book conservation looking at the book as a three-dimensional structure at the theoretical level as well as with hands-on experience. The course will introduce students to the history of book making, especially concentrating on production in the Western culture.

 

In the workshop students will have an opportunity to make four book facsimiles with various historic bindings using traditional materials and techniques and learn to analyze and document old books in terms of the structure, materials and state of conservation. They will also perform light preventive conservation including building various types of protective covers.

 

To learn more about this course, please review the syllabus, which you can visit our WEBSITE.

 

Introduction to Restoration of Paper in Books and Archival Documents:

July 7th – August 3rd

This course is an introduction to the restoration of paper in books, archival material and documents. It gives students an understanding of the nature of paper as a material, its history and the evolution of its use over time. The focus is on paper, as a support media for writing and printing, and two-dimensional documents. The course also familiarizes students with the structure of books and their bindings. 

 

Besides studying the nature of the material, the course investigates the most common agents of deterioration and the various approaches to restoration of paper. Along with the theoretical lectures, the program includes hands-on workshops comprising: exercises in traditional ways of paper making; testing, analyzing and identifying types of paper, inks, paints, pigments and printing techniques; disassembling books, their bindings, and; exercises using different techniques of paper restoration.

 

The course will include a field project restoring paper documents from the San Gemini Historic Archives and a field trip to Fabriano. To learn more about this course, please review the syllabus, which you can visit our WEBSITE.

 

If you know any students, scholars, or others interested in this type of study, please inform them about our program. We would appreciate it if you could list our program on your organization's website as an available educational resource.

 

We have a 2013 flyer that you may wish to post on your department notice board or forward to interested parties. You can print this from our website, on our About Us page. Please let us know if you have any problem printing and we can email you the PDF.

 

Thank you very much.

 

Cordially, Max Cardillo

Director

San Gemini Preservation Studies Program

 

If you no longer desire to receive news on our programs, please click on this link.

------B636727_8823_4985_0080_270328197539-- ========================================================================Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2013 14:44:08 -0500 Reply-To: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> From: "Connaway,Lynn" <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Deadline Extended to March 1, 2013 for Library Research Round Table (LRRT) Proposal Submissions for 2013 ALA Annual Conference MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="----_=_NextPart_001_01CE0D47.26F7C75C" ------_=_NextPart_001_01CE0D47.26F7C75C Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable The deadline has been extended to Friday, March 1, 2013, to submit proposals for presentations for the two Library Research Round Table (LRRT)-sponsored Research Forums at the 2013 American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago, IL (June 27-July 2). The LRRT Forums are a set of programs at the ALA Annual Conference featuring presentations of LIS research, in progress or completed, followed by discussion. One of the forums is broad in scope and one is on a more specific topic. The forums are: Research: Data-Driven Services Libraries collect data on usage of collections, services, and physical space. However, much of these data are not utilized to capacity. This session will feature three research papers that demonstrate how to leverage user-centered data to develop services. Audience members will learn about methods and techniques that they can use locally to answer questions in their own organizations. Attendees will be able to take away results that could be applied directly in local settings and make connections with presenters and one another to explore creative ways to respond to challenges. Research: Creative Problem Solving Novelty and innovation are needed to respond to many of today's challenges. Libraries and librarians require new and creative approaches to defining questions and finding answers. Three papers that demonstrate innovative inquiry will be selected by a committee for inclusion in this Forum. Attendees will discover methods and techniques that they previously were not familiar with, but can be employed in their libraries. Audience members will become cognizant of new questions or emerging ways to state and think about problems. The results presented will offer directly applicable solutions that can be adapted by attendees in their organizations. This is an opportunity to present and discuss your research project conducted in the broad area of library and information science or in a more specialized area of the field. LRRT welcomes papers emphasizing the problems, theories, methodologies, or significance of research findings for LIS. Topics can include, but are not limited to, user studies and user behavior, electronic services, service effectiveness, organizational structure and personnel, library value determination, shared collections, collection assessment, digital libraries, archiving, preservation, and evaluation of library and information services. Both completed research and research in progress will be considered. All researchers, including practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit proposals. LRRT Members and nonmembers of LRRT are invited and welcomed to submit proposals. The Committee will use a blind review process to select a maximum of six projects, three for each of the two forums. The selected researchers will be required to present their papers in person at the forums and to register for the conference. All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation, etc., are the responsibility of the researchers/presenters. Criteria for selection are: 1. Significance of the study to library and information science research; 2. Quality and creativity of the methodology; 3. Potential to fill a research gap or to build on previous LIS studies; 4. Adherence to submission requirements (see below). Please submit a two-page proposal by Friday, March 1, 2013. Late submissions will not be considered, and submissions must be limited to two pages in length. On the first page, please list your name(s), title(s), institutional affiliation(s), and contact information (telephone number, mailing address, and email address). The second page should NOT show your name or any other identifying information. Instead, it must include: 1) The title of your project, and 2) A 500-word or less abstract. The abstract must include a problem statement, problem significance, project objectives, methodology, and conclusions (or tentative conclusions for work in progress), and an indication of whether the research is in-progress or completed. Previously published research or research accepted for publication by March 1, 2013, will not be considered. Notification of acceptance will be made by Friday, March 29, 2013. Please email submissions (with an indication of which of the two forums for which the abstract should be considered) to: Lynn Silipigni Connaway OCLC Research (Email): [log in to unmask] (Fax): 614-718-7378 Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D. Senior Research Scientist OCLC Research [log in to unmask] Cell: 303-246-3623 Fax: 614-718-7378 http://www.oclc.org/research/people/connaway.htm ------_=_NextPart_001_01CE0D47.26F7C75C Content-Type: text/html; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

The deadline has been extended to Friday, March 1, 2013, to submit proposals for presentations for the two Library Research Round Table (LRRT)-sponsored Research Forums at the 2013 American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago, IL (June 27-July 2).  The LRRT Forums are a set of programs at the ALA Annual Conference featuring presentations of LIS research, in progress or completed, followed by discussion.  One of the forums is broad in scope and one is on a more specific topic. The forums are:

 

Research: Data-Driven Services

Libraries collect data on usage of collections, services, and physical space. However, much of these data are not utilized to capacity. This session will feature three research papers that demonstrate how to leverage user-centered data to develop services. Audience members will learn about methods and techniques that they can use locally to answer questions in their own organizations. Attendees will be able to take away results that could be applied directly in local settings and make connections with presenters and one another to explore creative ways to respond to challenges.

 

Research: Creative Problem Solving

Novelty and innovation are needed to respond to many of today’s challenges. Libraries and librarians require new and creative approaches to defining questions and finding answers. Three papers that demonstrate innovative inquiry will be selected by a committee for inclusion in this Forum. Attendees will discover methods and techniques that they previously were not familiar with, but can be employed in their libraries. Audience members will become cognizant of new questions or emerging ways to state and think about problems. The results presented will offer directly applicable solutions that can be adapted by attendees in their organizations.

 

This is an opportunity to present and discuss your research project conducted in the broad area of library and information science or in a more specialized area of the field. LRRT welcomes papers emphasizing the problems, theories, methodologies, or significance of research findings for LIS. Topics can include, but are not limited to, user studies and user behavior, electronic services, service effectiveness, organizational structure and personnel, library value determination, shared collections, collection assessment, digital libraries, archiving, preservation, and evaluation of library and information services.  Both completed research and research in progress will be considered.  All researchers, including practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit proposals.  LRRT Members and nonmembers of LRRT are invited and welcomed to submit proposals.

 

The Committee will use a blind review process to select a maximum of six projects, three for each of the two forums.  The selected researchers will be required to present their papers in person at the forums and to register for the conference.  All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation, etc., are the responsibility of the researchers/presenters.  Criteria for selection are:

 

  1. Significance of the study to library and information science research;
  2. Quality and creativity of the methodology;
  3. Potential to fill a research gap or to build on previous LIS studies;
  4. Adherence to submission requirements (see below).

 

Please submit a two-page proposal by Friday, March 1, 2013.  Late submissions will not be considered, and submissions must be limited to two pages in length.  On the first page, please list your name(s), title(s), institutional affiliation(s), and contact information (telephone number, mailing address, and email address). The second page should NOT show your name or any other identifying information.  Instead, it must include: 1) The title of your project, and 2) A 500-word or less abstract.  The abstract must include a problem statement, problem significance, project objectives, methodology, and conclusions (or tentative conclusions for work in progress), and an indication of whether the research is in-progress or completed. Previously published research or research accepted for publication by March 1, 2013, will not be considered.

 

Notification of acceptance will be made by Friday, March 29, 2013. Please email submissions (with an indication of which of the two forums for which the abstract should be considered) to:

 

Lynn Silipigni Connaway

OCLC Research

(Email): [log in to unmask]

(Fax): 614-718-7378

 

 

 

Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist

OCLC Research

[log in to unmask]

Cell: 303-246-3623

Fax: 614-718-7378

http://www.oclc.org/research/people/connaway.htm

 

------_=_NextPart_001_01CE0D47.26F7C75C-- ========================================================================Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2013 08:12:25 +0200 Reply-To: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> From: "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Pleanary Speakers and Workshops: 5th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference, 4 - 7 June 2013, "La Sapienza" University, Rome Italy MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="----=_NextPart_000_3843_01CE0DAF.B0169170" ------=_NextPart_000_3843_01CE0DAF.B0169170 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable New Abstract submission deadline: 28 February 2013, http://www.isast.org It is our honour to announce the Plenary Speakers of the 5th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2013), 4 - 7 June 2013, “La Sapienza” University, Rome Italy. Workshops Impact evaluation workshop / Organized by Mr. Markku A. Laitinen, Planning Officer, The National Library of Finland and Ms. Anna Niemelä, Service Coordinator, The National Library of Finland The libraries have a long tradition in collecting statistical data and other evidence - user survey data etc. - about their operations. In practice, the utilization of data collected may not be as versatile as possible. However, the evidence of effectiveness and impact of library services may be of crucial importance for libraries to survive in the current economic atmosphere. Hence, we invite library experts around the world to unite their forces to find new good practices to show impact and value of libraries! In the workshop, we seek together answers to following questions: - To which quarter do you prove impact and value of your library? - How do you show that services provided by your library give additional value to your customers/target group? - What kind of information or data is necessary to collect in order to show the impact and benefits of your library? The workshop is carried out in 3 sessions with same content during the conference Information Grounds: A field method and design workshop for supporting how people experience everyday information in informal social settings / Organized Dr. Karen E. Fisher, Professor, University of Washington Information School, USA Information Grounds are informal social settings where people create, remix, and share everyday information all while attending to another activity—cafes and pubs, hair and tattoo salons, grocery stores, football games, waiting rooms, parks, libraries and book stores, public transport, the beach… online settings too, including Warcraft, Etsy, Pinterest and more. Fisher (writing as Pettigrew, 1999, p. 811), defined information grounds as synergistic “environment(s) temporarily created when people come together for a singular purpose but from whose behavior emerges a social atmosphere that fosters the spontaneous and serendipitous sharing of information,” and later developed propositions and a typology (Fisher, Landry & Naumer, 2007; Counts & Fisher, 2010; pie.uw.edu). In this all-day, two part-workshop, participants will (a) learn the information ground “people-place-information” conceptual framework and basic field methods for studying information grounds, (b) conduct fieldwork in Rome, and (c) analyze their observations using a design thinking approach that considers how their information ground might be served and utilized by tweaking people, place, information factors via applications, services and policy. Implications for how libraries can be promoted as information grounds are a key highlight. Note: this workshop is a blast—very conceptual, but practical and hands-on: bring your walking shoes, sun block, note pad/sketch book, digital camera and Euros for espresso and biscotti. Counts, S., & Fisher, K. E. (2010). Mobile Social Networking as Information Ground: A Case Study. Library & Information Science Research, 32.2, 98-115. Fisher, K. E., Landry, C. F., & Naumer,, C. M. (2007). Social spaces, casual interactions, meaningful exchanges: An information ground typology based on the college student experience. Information Research, 12.2. http://informationr.net/ir/12-2/paper291.html Plenary Speeches Looking Out and Looking In - The Universe of Information Lynne Marie Rudasill Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Member of the IFLA Governing Board We are all aware of the fact that the forces of globalization are not just felt in the spheres of economics, politics, and sociology. Library and information science is also facing the challenges brought on by vast technological changes that are having an increasingly foundational impact upon the field. The concepts of interdisciplinarity, problem-solving, and big data are explored here in an effort to understand the intricacies of measurement in a rapidly changing field, the tools that can be provided to our institutions and, most importantly, to our users. Beginning with a look at a galaxy of clickstream data that provides a striking example of interdisciplinarity, we can explore the information universe where competing methodologies, both quantitative and qualitative, demand our attention and resources. We will also try to see the expanding edges of our universe to understand where we might be going next. Lynne Marie Rudasill is Associate Professor and Global Studies Librarian at the University Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is fully embedded in the Center for Global Studies, a Title VI National Resource Center supported by the U.S. Department of Education, and holds the unique distinction of being the first professional full-time digital librarian in the emerging field of global studies. Lynne provides library instruction, reference services, and collection management support in the fields of global studies, European Union studies, political science and United Nations documents. Like most professional university librarians, Lynne regularly offers subject-area training and instruction for students, faculty, K-12 teachers, and specialized audiences, such as the military. In her capacity as Associate Professor of Library and Information Science, Lynne has taught graduate courses at the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science including, “Information, Libraries, and Society” and “Social Science Research Methods and Resources”. GSLIS is the top-ranked library school in the nation, and the University Library is the largest public university research library in the United States. With her colleague, Barbara Ford, Director of the Mortenson Center for International Librarianship, Lynne currently teaches an undergraduate global studies course “The Power of Information in Development,” which provides a multidisciplinary and information-intensive approach to the study of the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations. Lynne’s scholarly research focuses on access to information, especially access by users to information on digital platforms and access by scholars to fugitive literature. She isauthor of numerous journal articles, book chapters, reference works, conference presentations, and edited books, the most recent of which is Open Access and Digital Libraries: Social Science Libraries in Action (2013), co-edited with Maria E. Dorta-Duque of the Instituto Superior de Relaciones Internacionales (ISRI) in Cuba. This volume isthe first fully bilingual publication in the IFLA “greenback” series. Lynne isa member inlong standing of the American Library Association (ALA) and the Association for College and Research Libraries (ACRL). She was awarded the ACRL Law and Political Science Section’s Marta Lange/CQ Press Award in 2009 for her contributions to that group. She has served as the Chair of the Social Science Libraries Section of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and currently is a member of the IFLA Governing Board and Professional Committee as Chair of Division 1, Library Types. In her teaching, research and her professional service, Lynne emphasizes the importance of multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship to help solve the problems of a population of over 7 billion people inhabiting the same planet. *********************** Collaboration—the most wicked enabler to fabulously successful research Dr. Karen E. Fisher University of Washington Information School Collaboration signals bringing together people whose assets—professional skills and expertise, social capital, work styles, personalities, and more work in harmony towards achieving a common goal. A complex notion, collaboration ranges in degree of formality, whether required or voluntary, and extent and type of participation. Most research, like other human endeavors, comprises some element of collaboration. Yet stories approach urban myth of collaborations that were hard to create, wasted time, damaged relations, and left unfinished business leading to nowhere. However, collaboration can go remarkably well, showing the power of many, the creation of gold from dust. Two such examples are shared—macro and micro—that have several commonalities and yet vary widely in team size, budget, resources, and genesis. The U.S. Impact Study (2010-12) of how people use computers and the Internet in public libraries led by Fisher, Crandall and Becker was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Institute of Museum & Library Services. In addition to the PIs, assistants and consultants, the study comprised an expert committee and partnered with about 500 libraries. Mixed-methods—an unprecedented web survey (continuing today), telephone survey and case studies—were used to study 50,000 people. The second study, InfoMe, is an ethnographic-design study that brings together public libraries, community-based organizations, corporate agencies and university researchers to understand how ethnic minority youth seek information and use technology on behalf of other people, especially older family members, and how this information mediary phenomenon can be supported through information technology, services and policy. This study—being exploratory, qualitative and design-focused but also involving survey techniques and community training workshops is vastly smaller in nature and entirely dependent on collaboration for success with its myriad partners. Funded by Microsoft and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, InfoMe led from the U.S. Impact Study that showed 63% of people used library technology on behalf of another person in the past 12 months, which has strong implications for how we design information systems, support information literacy, and determine impact. Together these two studies illustrate how collaboration can elevate the doing of research, turning every moment into a state of flow and igniting research programs with long-reaching effects. Dr. Karen E. Fisher is a Professor in the University of Washington Information School and Adjunct Professor of Communication. She teaches and conducts research on how people experience information as part of everyday life, with emphasis on the interpersonal aspects of information behavior, the role of informal social settings or “information grounds” in information flow, as well as the broad impacts of information and communication technologies. Her current work supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and Microsoft asks how ethnic minority youth seek information and use technology on behalf of other people, especially older family members, and how this phenomenon can be supported through information technology, services and policy. A second current area involves online dating as an information problem, the development of instrumental ties, and relevance to other dyadic relationships—business, creative—especially long-term. Dr. Fisher’s 2009-2011 work addressed the multiplex value of public libraries in communities across the United States. In this mixed methods study (with Crandall, Becker, et al.,) of 50,000 people conducted for the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a key finding is that 63% of people use library technology on behalf of another person, which has strong implications for how we design information systems, support information literacy, and determine impact. Co-author of Theory in Motion: Using theories of information behavior to design applications, policy and services (in progress, with S. Erdelez), Digital Inclusion: Measuring the Impact of Information and Community Technology (2009, with M. Crandall), Theories of Information Behavior (2005, with S. Erdelez & L. McKechnie), and several monographs about community services in public libraries, her supporters include the National Science Foundation, Microsoft Research, the United Way of America, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Recipient of the 2005 and 2008 ALA Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research, Dr. Fisher has been recognized for her research by the Hawaii Int'l Conference on System Sciences, American Society for Information Science & Technology, and the Association for Library and Information Science Education. An alum of the University of Western Ontario (PhD & MLIS) and Memorial University of Newfoundland (BA), she held a postdoc at the University of Michigan, and was a Visiting Researcher at Microsoft Research, and a NORSLIS Visiting Professor at Oslo University College, Norway. She serves on the international program committees for ISIC: The Information Behavior Conference and i3: Information: Interactions and Impact; and was co-program chair of the 2011 iSchool Conference. A past member of ASIST’s Board of Directors, Prof. Fisher was inducted to the ASIST SIG USE Academy of Fellows in 2009. To learn more, visit infome.uw.edu and tascha.uw.edu/usimpact. The only Newfoundlander in Seattle, Karen lives in Seattle’s Fremont houseboat community and can be found biking the Burke-Gilman Trail when she’s not at hot yoga, belly dancing at the Visionary Dance Studio or contemplating moving to Tuscany. ************************* New Abstract submission deadline: 28 February 2013. Indicative themes are in http://www.isast.org ******************* Special Sessions – Workshops You may send proposals for Special Sessions (4-6 papers) or Workshops (more than 2 sessions) including the title and a brief description at: [log in to unmask] . You may also send Abstracts/Papers to be included in the following sessions, to new sessions or as contributed papers at the web page: http://www.isast.org/abstractregistration.html Contributions may be realized through one of the following ways a. structured abstracts (not exceeding 500 words) and presentation; b. full papers (not exceeding 7,000 words); c. posters (not exceeding 2,500 words); d. visual presentations (Pecha kucha). All abstracts will be published in the Conference Book of Abstracts and in the website of the Conference. The papers of the conference will be published in the e-journal QQML after the permission of the author(s). Student submissions. Professors and Supervisors are encouraged to organize conference sessions of Postgraduate theses and dissertations. Please direct any questions regarding the QQML 2013 Conference and Student Research Presentations to the secretariat of the conference at: [log in to unmask] On behalf of the Conference Committee Dr. Anthi Katsirikou, Conference Co-Chair University of Piraeus Library Director Head, European Documentation Center Board Member of the Greek Association of Librarians and Information Professionals [log in to unmask] Professor Carla Basili, Local Co-Chair EnIL - The European network on Information Literacy, co-ordinator Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche Istituto di Ricerca sull'Impresa e lo Sviluppo sede di Roma via dei Taurini, 19 - 00185 Roma, Italy If you don't like to receive messages regarding the QQML2013 Conference, please click here: Unsubscribe ------=_NextPart_000_3843_01CE0DAF.B0169170 Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable [log in to unmask]"> New Abstract submission deadline: 28 February 2013

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It is our honour to announce the Plenary Speakers of the 5th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2013), 4 - 7 June 2013, “La Sapienza” University, Rome Italy.

 

Workshops
Impact evaluation workshop
/ Organized by Mr. Markku A. Laitinen, Planning Officer, The National Library of Finland and Ms. Anna Niemelä, Service Coordinator, The National Library of Finland
The libraries have a long tradition in collecting statistical data and other evidence - user survey data etc. - about their operations. In practice, the utilization of data collected may not be as versatile as possible. However, the evidence of effectiveness and impact of library services may be of crucial importance for libraries to survive in the current economic atmosphere.
Hence, we invite library experts around the world to unite their forces to find new good practices to show impact and value of libraries!
In the workshop, we seek together answers to following questions:
- To which quarter do you prove impact and value of your library?
- How do you show that services provided by your library give additional value to your customers/target group?
- What kind of information or data is necessary to collect in order to show the impact and benefits of your library?
The workshop is carried out in 3 sessions with same content during the conference

Information Grounds: A field method and design workshop for supporting how people experience everyday information in informal social settings
/ Organized Dr. Karen E. Fisher, Professor, University of Washington Information School, USA
Information Grounds are informal social settings where people create, remix, and share everyday information all while attending to another activity—cafes and pubs, hair and tattoo salons, grocery stores, football games, waiting rooms, parks, libraries and book stores, public transport, the beach… online settings too, including Warcraft, Etsy, Pinterest and more. Fisher (writing as Pettigrew, 1999, p. 811), defined information grounds as synergistic “environment(s) temporarily created when people come together for a singular purpose but from whose behavior emerges a social atmosphere that fosters the spontaneous and serendipitous sharing of information,” and later developed propositions and a typology (Fisher, Landry & Naumer, 2007; Counts & Fisher, 2010; pie.uw.edu). In this all-day, two part-workshop, participants will (a) learn the information ground “people-place-information” conceptual framework and basic field methods for studying information grounds, (b) conduct fieldwork in Rome, and (c) analyze their observations using a design thinking approach that considers how their information ground might be served and utilized by tweaking people, place, information factors via applications, services and policy. Implications for how libraries can be promoted as information grounds are a key highlight. Note: this workshop is a blast—very conceptual, but practical and hands-on: bring your walking shoes, sun block, note pad/sketch book, digital camera and Euros for espresso and biscotti.
Counts, S., & Fisher, K. E. (2010). Mobile Social Networking as Information Ground: A Case Study. Library & Information Science Research, 32.2, 98-115.
Fisher, K. E., Landry, C. F., & Naumer,, C. M. (2007). Social spaces, casual interactions, meaningful exchanges: An information ground typology based on the college student experience. Information Research, 12.2. http://informationr.net/ir/12-2/paper291.html

 

Plenary Speeches

Looking Out and Looking In - The Universe of Information

Lynne Marie Rudasill

Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Member of the IFLA Governing Board

We are all aware of the fact that the forces of globalization are not just felt in the spheres of economics, politics, and sociology. Library and information science is also facing the challenges brought on by vast technological changes that are having an increasingly foundational impact upon the field. The concepts of interdisciplinarity, problem-solving, and big data are explored here in an effort to understand the intricacies of measurement in a rapidly changing field, the tools that can be provided to our institutions and, most importantly, to our users. Beginning with a look at a galaxy of clickstream data that provides a striking example of interdisciplinarity, we can explore the information universe where competing methodologies, both quantitative and qualitative, demand our attention and resources. We will also try to see the expanding edges of our universe to understand where we might be going next.

Lynne Marie Rudasill is Associate Professor and Global Studies Librarian at the University Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is fully embedded in the Center for Global Studies, a Title VI National Resource Center supported by the U.S. Department of Education, and holds the unique distinction of being the first professional full-time digital librarian in the emerging field of global studies. Lynne provides library instruction, reference services, and collection management support in the fields of global studies, European Union studies, political science and United Nations documents. Like most professional university librarians, Lynne regularly offers subject-area training and instruction for students, faculty, K-12 teachers, and specialized audiences, such as the military. In her capacity as Associate Professor of Library and Information Science, Lynne has taught graduate courses at the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science including, “Information, Libraries, and Society” and “Social Science Research Methods and Resources”. GSLIS is the top-ranked library school in the nation, and the University Library is the largest public university research library in the United States. With her colleague, Barbara Ford, Director of the Mortenson Center for International Librarianship, Lynne currently teaches an undergraduate global studies course “The Power of Information in Development,” which provides a multidisciplinary and information-intensive approach to the study of the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations.

Lynne’s scholarly research focuses on access to information, especially access by users to information on digital platforms and access by scholars to fugitive literature. She isauthor of numerous journal articles, book chapters, reference works, conference presentations, and edited books, the most recent of which is Open Access and Digital Libraries: Social Science Libraries in Action (2013), co-edited with Maria E. Dorta-Duque of the Instituto Superior de Relaciones Internacionales (ISRI) in Cuba. This volume isthe first fully bilingual publication in the IFLA “greenback” series. Lynne isa member inlong standing of the American Library Association (ALA) and the Association for College and Research Libraries (ACRL). She was awarded the ACRL Law and Political Science Section’s Marta Lange/CQ Press Award in 2009 for her contributions to that group. She has served as the Chair of the Social Science Libraries Section of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and currently is a member of the IFLA Governing Board and Professional Committee as Chair of Division 1, Library Types. In her teaching, research and her professional service, Lynne emphasizes the importance of multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship to help solve the problems of a population of over 7 billion people inhabiting the same planet.

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Collaboration—the most wicked enabler to fabulously successful research

Dr. Karen E. Fisher

University of Washington Information School

Collaboration signals bringing together people whose assets—professional skills and expertise, social capital, work styles, personalities, and more work in harmony towards achieving a common goal. A complex notion, collaboration ranges in degree of formality, whether required or voluntary, and extent and type of participation. Most research, like other human endeavors, comprises some element of collaboration. Yet stories approach urban myth of collaborations that were hard to create, wasted time, damaged relations, and left unfinished business leading to nowhere. However, collaboration can go remarkably well, showing the power of many, the creation of gold from dust. Two such examples are shared—macro and micro—that have several commonalities and yet vary widely in team size, budget, resources, and genesis. The U.S. Impact Study (2010-12) of how people use computers and the Internet in public libraries led by Fisher, Crandall and Becker was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Institute of Museum & Library Services. In addition to the PIs, assistants and consultants, the study comprised an expert committee and partnered with about 500 libraries. Mixed-methods—an unprecedented web survey (continuing today), telephone survey and case studies—were used to study 50,000 people. The second study, InfoMe, is an ethnographic-design study that brings together public libraries, community-based organizations, corporate agencies and university researchers to understand how ethnic minority youth seek information and use technology on behalf of other people, especially older family members, and how this information mediary phenomenon can be supported through information technology, services and policy. This study—being exploratory, qualitative and design-focused but also involving survey techniques and community training workshops is vastly smaller in nature and entirely dependent on collaboration for success with its myriad partners. Funded by Microsoft and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, InfoMe led from the U.S. Impact Study that showed 63% of people used library technology on behalf of another person in the past 12 months, which has strong implications for how we design information systems, support information literacy, and determine impact. Together these two studies illustrate how collaboration can elevate the doing of research, turning every moment into a state of flow and igniting research programs with long-reaching effects.

Dr. Karen E. Fisher is a Professor in the University of Washington Information School and Adjunct Professor of Communication. She teaches and conducts research on how people experience information as part of everyday life, with emphasis on the interpersonal aspects of information behavior, the role of informal social settings or “information grounds” in information flow, as well as the broad impacts of information and communication technologies. Her current work supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and Microsoft asks how ethnic minority youth seek information and use technology on behalf of other people, especially older family members, and how this phenomenon can be supported through information technology, services and policy. A second current area involves online dating as an information problem, the development of instrumental ties, and relevance to other dyadic relationships—business, creative—especially long-term. Dr. Fisher’s 2009-2011 work addressed the multiplex value of public libraries in communities across the United States. In this mixed methods study (with Crandall, Becker, et al.,) of 50,000 people conducted for the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a key finding is that 63% of people use library technology on behalf of another person, which has strong implications for how we design information systems, support information literacy, and determine impact. Co-author of Theory in Motion: Using theories of information behavior to design applications, policy and services (in progress, with S. Erdelez), Digital Inclusion: Measuring the Impact of Information and Community Technology (2009, with M. Crandall), Theories of Information Behavior (2005, with S. Erdelez & L. McKechnie), and several monographs about community services in public libraries, her supporters include the National Science Foundation, Microsoft Research, the United Way of America, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Recipient of the 2005 and 2008 ALA Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research, Dr. Fisher has been recognized for her research by the Hawaii Int'l Conference on System Sciences, American Society for Information Science & Technology, and the Association for Library and Information Science Education. An alum of the University of Western Ontario (PhD & MLIS) and Memorial University of Newfoundland (BA), she held a postdoc at the University of Michigan, and was a Visiting Researcher at Microsoft Research, and a NORSLIS Visiting Professor at Oslo University College, Norway. She serves on the international program committees for ISIC: The Information Behavior Conference and i3: Information: Interactions and Impact; and was co-program chair of the 2011 iSchool Conference. A past member of ASIST’s Board of Directors, Prof. Fisher was inducted to the ASIST SIG USE Academy of Fellows in 2009. To learn more, visit infome.uw.edu and tascha.uw.edu/usimpact. The only Newfoundlander in Seattle, Karen lives in Seattle’s Fremont houseboat community and can be found biking the Burke-Gilman Trail when she’s not at hot yoga, belly dancing at the Visionary Dance Studio or contemplating moving to Tuscany.

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New Abstract submission deadline: 28 February 2013.

Indicative themes are in http://www.isast.org 

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Special Sessions – Workshops

You may send proposals for Special Sessions (4-6 papers) or Workshops (more than 2 sessions) including the title and a brief description at: [log in to unmask] .

You may also send Abstracts/Papers to be included in the following sessions, to new sessions or as contributed papers at the web page: http://www.isast.org/abstractregistration.html 

Contributions may be realized through one of the following ways

a. structured abstracts (not exceeding 500 words) and presentation;

b. full papers (not exceeding 7,000 words);

c. posters (not exceeding 2,500 words);

d. visual presentations (Pecha kucha).

All abstracts will be published in the Conference Book of Abstracts and in the website of the Conference.

The papers of the conference will be published in the e-journal QQML after the permission of the author(s).

Student submissions. Professors and Supervisors are encouraged to organize conference sessions of Postgraduate theses and dissertations.

Please direct any questions regarding the QQML 2013 Conference and Student Research Presentations to the secretariat of the conference at: [log in to unmask]

 

On behalf of the Conference Committee

Dr. Anthi Katsirikou, Conference Co-Chair
University of Piraeus Library Director
Head, European Documentation Center
Board Member of the Greek Association of Librarians and Information Professionals

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------=_NextPart_000_3843_01CE0DAF.B0169170-- ========================================================================Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2013 13:04:16 -0800 Reply-To: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> From: Rebekah Cummings <[log in to unmask]> Subject: New NSF S2I2 Grant to Build Infrastructure for Long Tail Research Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="Apple-Mail=_7A2C7364-665D-4D4E-9A98-7C02C3E8AE7B" MIME-Version: 1.0 (Mac OS X Mail 6.2 \(1499\)) --Apple-Mail=_7A2C7364-665D-4D4E-9A98-7C02C3E8AE7B Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/plain; charset="windows-1252" Dear Colleagues, The challenge of “big data” is felt by everyone, from international teams to “teams of one.” The Institute for Empowering Long Tail Research is addressing this challenge by conceptualizing and building the necessary tools and services to help small laboratories make full use of their valuable research data. To learn more about our research or to keep up with the ongoing activities of our team, please visit our website or sign up for our monthly newsletter at https://sites.google.com/site/ieltrconcept/home. The latest newsletter contains information about our project as well as updates on lectures and workshops held by our PIs. CIELTR Principal investigators Christine Borgman, UCLA Dept. of Information Studies Ian Foster, U. of Chicago Computation Institute Bryan Heidorn, U. of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Science Bill Howe, U. of Washington Computer Science & Engineering Carl Kesselman, USC Information Sciences Institute Thank you! Rebekah Cummings and the CIELTR Research Team --Apple-Mail=_7A2C7364-665D-4D4E-9A98-7C02C3E8AE7B Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/html; charset="windows-1252" Dear Colleagues,

The challenge of “big data” is felt by everyone, from international teams to “teams of one.” The Institute for Empowering Long Tail Research is addressing this challenge by conceptualizing and building the necessary tools and services to help small laboratories make full use of their valuable research data. 
To learn more about our research or to keep up with the ongoing activities of our team, please visit our website or sign up for our monthly newsletter at https://sites.google.com/site/ieltrconcept/home.  The latest newsletter contains information about our project as well as updates on lectures and workshops held by our PIs. 

CIELTR Principal investigators

Christine Borgman, UCLA Dept. of Information Studies
Ian Foster, U. of Chicago Computation Institute
Bryan Heidorn, U. of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Science
Bill Howe, U. of Washington Computer Science & Engineering
Carl Kesselman, USC Information Sciences Institute 

Thank you!
Rebekah Cummings and the CIELTR Research Team
--Apple-Mail=_7A2C7364-665D-4D4E-9A98-7C02C3E8AE7B-- ========================================================================Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2013 18:35:36 +0000 Reply-To: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> From: "Monroe, Wanda G." <[log in to unmask]> Subject: UNC at Chapel Hill=?windows-1250?Q?’s_?= Summer Seminars to Prague and London In-Reply-To: <[log in to unmask]> Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="_000_D2D03F86A9B0A445B814C6C0618A6CED2F3BFB78ITSMSXMBS3Madun_" MIME-Version: 1.0 --_000_D2D03F86A9B0A445B814C6C0618A6CED2F3BFB78ITSMSXMBS3Madun_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset="windows-1250" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable There are still a few openings left for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) summer seminars to Prague, Czech Republic and London, England. Set for May 19 to June 1, 2013, the two week seminars offer an opportunity to gain an in-depth view of libraries and librarianship in the world's most historic places. Registration is open to all students and professionals. Librarians and information science professionals at all stages of their careers have found these summer seminars enjoyable and worthwhile. Everyone is welcome to participate, and students enrolled in a library science program can receive three (3) hours of graduate credit for the seminar. Be sure to register soon. THE PRAGUE SUMMER SEMINAR Prague, the magical city of cathedrals, gold-tipped towers, and church domes, is one of the most popular destinations in East Central Europe. This summer seminar allows library professionals to explore the past, present, and future of libraries and librarianship in the heart of one of the world's most remarkable, yet largely undiscovered, countries. During this two-week, residential summer program participants will enjoy lectures and tours related to librarianship in this culturally and academically rich country. In addition to visiting libraries and museums in Prague, the group will also make trips to visit two UNESCO World Heritage sites, Kroměříž (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/860) and Český Krumlov (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/617) with their historic libraries, castles and gardens. Accommodation in the center of Prague allows participants to explore this historic and absorbing capital city during the week, and the surrounding countryside during their free time on the weekends. More information about Prague can be found in the Lonely Planet Guide at http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/617 and on the Prague information site at http://www.prague.cz/. This seminar has been offered each summer by UNC and Charles University in Prague since 2002. If you have any questions about the seminar, please contact Kaitlyn Murphy, by e-mail [log in to unmask] or by phone 919-962-0208. "The seminar in Prague was a spectacular addition to my graduate studies. With the group I was able to see libraries and books unavailable to any tourist, or through any other program. The guides were attentive and put together creative and interesting programs and tours for us. We were treated like visiting scholars and colleagues. The Czech Republic itself is a quintessentially beautiful European country and we got to see quite a lot of it. I recommend this program to anyone!" - Prague summer seminar participant To register, or to learn more about the summer seminar in Prague, visit:http://sils.unc.edu/programs/international/prague THE LONDON SUMMER SEMINAR The London Summer Seminar is offered May 19 to June 1, 2013 by SILS and the Department of Information Studies at University College London (UCL). The seminar will be held in London, one of the most historic and dynamic cities in the world, and will feature lectures and presentations at UCL as well as tours of libraries and cultural heritage institutions in England. Although most of the program will take place in London, there will be day trips to visit the university libraries at both Oxford and Cambridge. In London, participants will tour behind the scenes at the British Library, the National Archives, the Imperial War Museum (including its library) and the Wellcome Library (including the History of Medicine Collection). Visits will be made to other types of libraries and there will be presentations from experts in the field of librarianship in Great Britain. There will also be guided tours of UCL and the Bloomsbury area of London. Some free time will be built into the program so that participants can explore London and visit other libraries and cultural institutions of their choice. "The London Summer Seminar was one of the best experiences of my life; integrating all the top aspects of many types of librarianship, and the joys of being with other enthusiastic librarians in one of the best cities in the world. Not only do you get to visit the birthplace of libraries, but you are immersed into another way of life... British-style. You will not want to leave the city or the friends you make here!" For more details or to register, please visit: http://sils.unc.edu/programs/international/london If you have questions not answered on the Web site, please contact Kaitlyn Murphy at 919.962.0288. These popular seminars are open on a first come, first served basis. Register today! ************************************** Wanda Monroe Director of Communications School of Information and Library Science University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 108 Manning Hall, CB#3360 Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360 919.843.8337 [log in to unmask] Follow us on Twitter at: UNCSILS Like us on Facebook at: www.facebook.edu/uncsils --_000_D2D03F86A9B0A445B814C6C0618A6CED2F3BFB78ITSMSXMBS3Madun_ Content-Type: text/html; charset="windows-1250" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
There are still a few openings left for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS)  summer seminars to Prague, Czech Republic and London, England. Set for May 19 to June 1, 2013, the two week seminars offer an opportunity to gain an in-depth view of libraries and librarianship in the world's most historic places. Registration is open to all students and professionals. Librarians and information science professionals at all stages of their careers have found these summer seminars enjoyable and worthwhile. Everyone is welcome to participate, and students enrolled in a library science program can receive three (3) hours of graduate credit for the seminar. Be sure to register soon. 


THE PRAGUE SUMMER SEMINAR
Prague, the magical city of cathedrals, gold-tipped towers, and church domes, is one of the most popular destinations in East Central Europe. This summer seminar allows library professionals to explore the past, present, and future of libraries and librarianship in the heart of one of the world's most remarkable, yet largely undiscovered, countries. During this two-week, residential summer program participants will enjoy lectures and tours related to librarianship in this culturally and academically rich country. In addition to visiting libraries and museums in Prague, the group will also make trips to visit two UNESCO World Heritage sites, Kroměříž (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/860) and Český Krumlov (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/617) with their historic libraries, castles and gardens.

Accommodation in the center of Prague allows participants to explore this historic and absorbing capital city during the week, and the surrounding countryside during their free time on the weekends. More information about Prague can be found in the Lonely Planet Guide at http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/617 and on the Prague information site at http://www.prague.cz/. This seminar has been offered each summer by UNC and Charles University in Prague since 2002.

If you have any questions about the seminar, please contact Kaitlyn Murphy, by e-mail [log in to unmask]
or by phone 919-962-0208.

"The seminar in Prague was a spectacular addition to my graduate studies. With the group I was able to see libraries and books unavailable to any tourist, or through any other program. The guides were attentive and put together creative and interesting programs and tours for us. We were treated like visiting scholars and colleagues. The Czech Republic itself is a quintessentially beautiful European country and we got to see quite a lot of it. I recommend this program to anyone!"
- Prague summer seminar participant

To register, or to learn more about the summer seminar in Prague, visit:http://sils.unc.edu/programs/international/prague

THE LONDON SUMMER SEMINAR
The London Summer Seminar is offered May 19 to June 1, 2013 by SILS and the Department of Information Studies at University College London (UCL). The seminar will be held in London, one of the most historic and dynamic cities in the world, and will feature lectures and presentations at UCL as well as tours of libraries and cultural heritage institutions in England.

Although most of the program will take place in London, there will be day trips to visit the university libraries at both Oxford and Cambridge. In London, participants will tour behind the scenes at the British Library, the National Archives, the Imperial War Museum (including its library) and the Wellcome Library (including the History of Medicine Collection). Visits will be made to other types of libraries and there will be presentations from experts in the field of librarianship in Great Britain. There will also be guided tours of UCL and the Bloomsbury area of London. Some free time will be built into the program so that participants can explore London and visit other libraries and cultural institutions of their choice.

"The London Summer Seminar was one of the best experiences of my life; integrating all the top aspects of many types of librarianship, and the joys of being with other enthusiastic librarians in one of the best cities in the world. Not only do you get to visit the birthplace of libraries, but you are immersed into another way of life... British-style. You will not want to leave the city or the friends you make here!"

For more details or to register, please visit: http://sils.unc.edu/programs/international/london

If you have questions not answered on the Web site, please contact Kaitlyn Murphy at 919.962.0288.

These popular seminars are open on a first come, first served basis. Register today!

 

**************************************

Wanda Monroe

Director of Communications

School of Information and Library Science

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

108 Manning Hall, CB#3360

Chapel Hill, NC  27599-3360

919.843.8337

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--_000_D2D03F86A9B0A445B814C6C0618A6CED2F3BFB78ITSMSXMBS3Madun_-- ========================================================================Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2013 15:03:36 -0500 Reply-To: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> From: gslisce2 <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Register Now for March Online Workshops X-To: [log in to unmask], [log in to unmask], [log in to unmask], [log in to unmask] MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="----=_NextPart_000_0481_01CE0EB2.4B56F280" ------=_NextPart_000_0481_01CE0EB2.4B56F280 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit *Simmons GSLIS Continuing Education* Online (asynchronous) Workshops March 2013 -- Drug Information Rx: Sources and Strategies -- Job Seeker's Boot Camp (Special Pricing -- $99) -- Pinterest & Content Curation -- Building a School Library Web Site with Google Sites **************************************** Our spring/summer schedule of workshops is now available! For pricing, PDPs, or other information on workshops or to register see http://gslis.simmons.edu/ce or contact [log in to unmask] Kris Liberman LIS '87 Program Manager, Continuing Education Graduate School of Library and Information Science Simmons College | 300 The Fenway | Boston, MA 02115 office 617.521.2803 | fax 617.521.3192 email [log in to unmask] ------=_NextPart_000_0481_01CE0EB2.4B56F280 Content-Type: text/html; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

*Simmons GSLIS Continuing Education*

 

Online (asynchronous) Workshops

 

March 2013

 

--  Drug Information Rx: Sources and Strategies

 

--  Job Seeker’s Boot Camp (Special Pricing -- $99)

 

--  Pinterest & Content Curation

 

--  Building a School Library Web Site with Google Sites

 

****************************************

 

Our spring/summer schedule of workshops is now available!

 

For pricing, PDPs, or other information on workshops or to register see http://gslis.simmons.edu/ce  or contact [log in to unmask].

 

Kris Liberman LIS ‘87
Program Manager, Continuing Education
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Simmons College | 300 The Fenway | Boston, MA 02115
office 617.521.2803 | fax 617.521.3192

email [log in to unmask]

 

 

------=_NextPart_000_0481_01CE0EB2.4B56F280-- ========================================================================Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2013 20:32:00 +0000 Reply-To: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> From: "Cunningham, Flo" <[log in to unmask]> Subject: News from Kent State SLIS, Feb. 19, 2013 X-To: "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]> In-Reply-To: <[log in to unmask]> Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="_000_91622401DA33BF47A943E7C7A779201A11013061BL2PRD0810MB373_" MIME-Version: 1.0 --_000_91622401DA33BF47A943E7C7A779201A11013061BL2PRD0810MB373_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable (please excuse multiple postings) Below are headlines and links to recent news from the School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University. Follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ksuslis) and Twitter (@KentStateSLIS) for the latest updates! News School of Library and Information Science to Double Its Space with Expansion The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) is currently undergoing a 14,000-square-foot renovation to expand and double its space for teaching, research and student services. The remodeling is being completed in two phases. Phase 1 involves the full renovation of the former Audio Visual Services space in the University Library (14,000 square feet), and Phase 2 involves the renovation of the existing SLIS space (approximately 12,000 square feet). The construction began in December 2012 and will be completed in mid-June 2013. Read more at http://www.kent.edu/slis/news/newsdetail.cfm?newsitem=DFB22756-A565-6EFD-FF2BD998BB9C9D08. * * * User Experience Design Degree Now Online - Learn More at 2/27 Virtual Open House If you've thought about getting a master's degree to pursue a career in User Experience Design (UXD) but couldn't find time to get to class, you'll be happy to learn that you can now earn your degree completely online from Kent State University. User Experience Design (UXD) is offered as a 36-credit-hour concentration in Kent State University's Master of Science in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management (IAKM) program in the School of Library and Information Science. Our graduates have gone on to successful careers at Google, American Greetings and Progressive Insurance, among many other major companies. Join us for a free interactive, online open house on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at noon to learn more about the degree program, course scheduling and career opportunities in this field. Read more at http://www.kent.edu/slis/news/newsdetail.cfm?newsitem=F3EF8070-DD05-7DD8-9A730A7A9B83E480. * * * Jumpstart Your Career in Youth Services Librarianship: A Full-Day Workshop (non-credit) The School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University presents an informative, interactive workshop for students and alumni interested in youth services librarianship on Saturday, March 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Kent and Columbus. Sessions include: an overview of the job market; preparing for interviews; best and worst resumes and cover letters; dressing for success; and storytelling and book-talking. Participants will have the opportunity to network with colleagues while learning what it takes to succeed in this field. Details at http://www.kent.edu/slis/news/newsdetail.cfm?newsitem=4F43E1CB-0CB9-11F8-BD8E7DF6D85541B6. * * * Important Dates Feb. 28, 2013 Deadline to apply for Annual Virginia Hamilton and Arnold Adoff Creative Outreach Grants for Teachers and Librarians (up to $1,000). http://www.kent.edu/slis/news/newsdetail.cfm?newsitem=4F3CC983-FEF8-008D-35CF24C849EF874A March 1, 2013 Deadline to apply for admission to the Museum Origins course. http://bit.ly/MuseumOrigins2013 April 4 and 5, 2013 Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth, hosted by SLIS and the College of Education, Health and Human Services "Dreams & Promises: Multicultural Literature & the Common Core" Featuring Angela Johnson, Yuyi Morales and Gary Schmidt Kent, Ohio http://virginia-hamilton.slis.kent.edu/2013-conference/ June 19-22, 2013 Third Annual Conference on Information and Religion, hosted by the Center for the Study of Information and Religion, in conjunction with the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Annual Conference "The Social Construction of Religious Knowledge" Keynote address by Peter Ochs, Edgar M. Bronfman Professor of Modern Judaic Studies, University of Virginia; founding editor of the Journal of Scriptural Reasoning Charlotte, N.C. http://www.kent.edu/slis/research/csir/2013-conference-on-information-and-religion.cfm * * * Recent faculty publications and presentations Michelle Baldini, School of Library and Information Science Grant Coordinator, is one of 54 women recognized by Kent State's Women's Center as a "Mother, Mentor or Muse." Women are nominated based on being identified as having been, or continuing to be, significantly instrumental in the lives of students and colleagues and as someone who exemplifies the role of mother, mentor or muse. Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise Bedford, Ph.D., and SLIS Professor Marcia Zeng, Ph.D., were among the co-organizers of a recent NKOS/CENDI Workshop, "Magnet for the Needle in a Search Haystack," held at the U.S. Department of Transportation Media Center on Dec. 6, 2012. More than 70 professionals and researchers attended the workshop. Bedford delivered a presentation titled "The 11 Views of Semantic Search." Two of IAKM students, Jake Spiegler and Thomas Burdick, co-authored a presentation titled "When is Semantic Search Really Semantic Search?" Spiegler was also the master of the WebEx on that day when he managed the recording of the whole day event. SLIS Professor Carolyn S. Brodie, Ph.D., has published an article on "Connecting to Special Collections of Children's Literature" in School Library Monthly, Vol. 29, No. 5, February 2013. IAKM Assistant Professor Karl Fast, Ph.D., was an invited speaker at World Information Architecture Day. The event was held in 15 cities around the world on Feb. 9, including four cities in North America: Los Angeles, New York, Nashville and Ann Arbor. Fast spoke at the Ann Arbor event, which attracted over 200 people. His presentation was titled "The third wave of information architecture." SLIS Associate Professor Meghan Harper, Ph.D., has been selected to serve on an Ohio Department of Education committee that will review the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) licensure program, a new series of tests that will replace the ETS Praxis tests for initial licensure. SLIS Director Tomas A. Lipinski, Ph.D., has recently published The Librarian's Legal Companion for Licensing Information Resources and Services (ALA Neal-Schuman, 2013), "a definitive source book for information licensing in libraries, including copyright and contract matters, general contract law concepts, developments in online and information contracting; and the advantages and disadvantages of licensing." An article by SLIS Director Tomas A. Lipinski, Ph.D., titled "Law vs. Ethics: Conflict and Contrast in Laws Affecting the Role of Libraries, Schools, and Other Information Intermediaries," was published in Journal of Information Ethics, Vol. 21, No. 2, Fall 2012, pp. 71-103. SLIS Professor Marcia Zeng, Ph.D., presented a webinar on Linked Open Data for Libraries, Archives, and Museums (LAM) on Jan. 27. It is one of the six webinars organized and offered by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations through the division of Agricultural Information Management Standards (AIMS). This series of free webinars introduces the concept of Linked Open Data to the agricultural information management community and are offered in the seven UN languages http://aims.fao.org/linked-open-data-webinars-at-aims. Zeng delivered her webinar in Chinese language to more than 50 participants from the United States and China. Read about more faculty publications and presentations at http://www.kent.edu/slis/about/slis-points-of-pride.cfm. * * * Alumni News and Updates Adam Brooks, M.L.I.S. '01, of Weeki Wachee, Fla., was recently promoted to Director of Libraries & Community Services for Hernando County, Fla. Caitlin Donahoe, M.L.I.S. '11, of Lower Burrell, Pa., was hired in November as the Youth Services Librarian at Peoples Library. She works at the library's Lower Burrell and New Kensington, Pa., branches. Her work was highlighted in the local paper; the article can be found at the following url: http://triblive.com/neighborhoods/yourallekiskivalley/yourallekiskivalleymore/3196201-74/library-donahoe-librarian#axzz2JEiAnAWv. Amy McCoy, M.L.I.S. '11, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, is now at The University of Akron School of Law as the Technical Services Librarian or Assistant Law Librarian. JoAnna Schofield, M.L.I.S. '12, of Akron, Ohio, accepted a job in December 2012, as a full-time children's librarian at the Akron-Summit County Main Library. Read more alumni updates at http://www.kent.edu/slis/alumni/index.cfm. * * * Student News SLIS student Christine Pyles published an article titled "It's No Joke: Comics and Collection Development" in the Nov./Dec. 2012 issue of Library Journal. The article is based on a paper she wrote for her Access to Information (60001) class regarding information access for adult readers of comics and graphic novels. She "used the Cleveland Public Library as a prime example of what not to do when housing comics and graphic novels and proposed a classification scheme for them." All the best, Flo <~>~<~>~<~>~<~>~<~>~<~>~<~>~<~>~<~>~<~>~<~>~<~> Flo Cunningham Marketing Communications and Public Relations Specialist School of Library and Information Science Kent State University 330-672-0003 [log in to unmask] www.kent.edu/slis Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ksuslis Twitter: @KentStateSLIS I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. -- Jorge Luis Borges --_000_91622401DA33BF47A943E7C7A779201A11013061BL2PRD0810MB373_ Content-Type: text/html; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

 

(please excuse multiple postings)

 

Below are headlines and links to recent news from the School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University. Follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ksuslis) and Twitter (@KentStateSLIS) for the latest updates!

 

News

 

School of Library and Information Science to Double Its Space with Expansion

The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) is currently undergoing a 14,000-square-foot renovation to expand and double its space for teaching, research and student services. The remodeling is being completed in two phases. Phase 1 involves the full renovation of the former Audio Visual Services space in the University Library (14,000 square feet), and Phase 2 involves the renovation of the existing SLIS space (approximately 12,000 square feet). The construction began in December 2012 and will be completed in mid-June 2013. Read more at http://www.kent.edu/slis/news/newsdetail.cfm?newsitem=DFB22756-A565-6EFD-FF2BD998BB9C9D08.

 

* * *

 

User Experience Design Degree Now Online - Learn More at 2/27 Virtual Open House

 

If you’ve thought about getting a master’s degree to pursue a career in User Experience Design (UXD) but couldn’t find time to get to class, you’ll be happy to learn that you can now earn your degree completely online from Kent State University. User Experience Design (UXD) is offered as a 36-credit-hour concentration in Kent State University’s Master of Science in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management (IAKM) program in the School of Library and Information Science. Our graduates have gone on to successful careers at Google, American Greetings and Progressive Insurance, among many other major companies. Join us for a free interactive, online open house on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at noon to learn more about the degree program, course scheduling and career opportunities in this field. Read more at http://www.kent.edu/slis/news/newsdetail.cfm?newsitem=F3EF8070-DD05-7DD8-9A730A7A9B83E480.

 

* * *

 

Jumpstart Your Career in Youth Services Librarianship: A Full-Day Workshop (non-credit)

 

The School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University presents an informative, interactive workshop for students and alumni interested in youth services librarianship on Saturday, March 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Kent and Columbus. Sessions include: an overview of the job market; preparing for interviews; best and worst resumes and cover letters; dressing for success; and storytelling and book-talking. Participants will have the opportunity to network with colleagues while learning what it takes to succeed in this  field. Details at http://www.kent.edu/slis/news/newsdetail.cfm?newsitem=4F43E1CB-0CB9-11F8-BD8E7DF6D85541B6.

* * *

Important Dates

Feb. 28, 2013
Deadline to apply for Annual Virginia Hamilton and Arnold Adoff Creative Outreach Grants for Teachers and Librarians (up to $1,000). http://www.kent.edu/slis/news/newsdetail.cfm?newsitem=4F3CC983-FEF8-008D-35CF24C849EF874A

March 1, 2013
Deadline to apply for admission to the Museum Origins course. http://bit.ly/MuseumOrigins2013

April 4 and 5, 2013
Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth, hosted by SLIS and the College of Education, Health and Human Services
“Dreams & Promises: Multicultural Literature & the Common Core”
Featuring Angela Johnson, Yuyi Morales and Gary Schmidt
Kent, Ohio
http://virginia-hamilton.slis.kent.edu/2013-conference/

June 19-22, 2013
Third Annual Conference on Information and Religion, hosted by the Center for the Study of Information and Religion, in conjunction with the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Annual Conference
“The Social Construction of Religious Knowledge”
Keynote address by Peter Ochs, Edgar M. Bronfman Professor of Modern Judaic Studies, University of Virginia; founding editor of the Journal of Scriptural Reasoning
Charlotte, N.C.
http://www.kent.edu/slis/research/csir/2013-conference-on-information-and-religion.cfm

* * *

 

Recent faculty publications and presentations

 

Michelle Baldini, School of Library and Information Science Grant Coordinator, is one of 54 women recognized by Kent State's Women's Center as a "Mother, Mentor or Muse." Women are nominated based on being identified as having been, or continuing to be, significantly instrumental in the lives of students and colleagues and as someone who exemplifies the role of mother, mentor or muse. 

 

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise Bedford, Ph.D., and SLIS Professor Marcia Zeng, Ph.D., were among the co-organizers of a recent NKOS/CENDI Workshop, "Magnet for the Needle in a Search Haystack," held at the U.S. Department of Transportation Media Center on Dec. 6, 2012. More than 70 professionals and researchers attended the workshop. Bedford delivered a presentation titled "The 11 Views of Semantic Search." Two of IAKM students, Jake Spiegler and Thomas Burdick, co-authored a presentation titled "When is Semantic Search Really Semantic Search?" Spiegler was also the master of the WebEx on that day when he managed the recording of the whole day event.

 

SLIS Professor Carolyn S. Brodie, Ph.D., has published an article on “Connecting to Special Collections of Children’s Literature” in School Library Monthly, Vol. 29, No. 5, February 2013.

 

IAKM Assistant Professor Karl Fast, Ph.D., was an invited speaker at World Information Architecture Day. The event was held in 15 cities around the world on Feb. 9, including four cities in North America: Los Angeles, New York, Nashville and Ann Arbor. Fast spoke at the Ann Arbor event, which attracted over 200 people. His presentation was titled "The third wave of information architecture.”

 

SLIS Associate Professor Meghan Harper, Ph.D., has been selected to serve on an Ohio Department of Education committee that will review the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) licensure program, a new series of tests that will replace the ETS Praxis tests for initial licensure.

 

SLIS Director Tomas A. Lipinski, Ph.D., has recently published The Librarian’s Legal Companion for Licensing Information Resources and Services (ALA Neal-Schuman, 2013), “a definitive source book for information licensing in libraries, including copyright and contract matters, general contract law concepts, developments in online and information contracting; and the advantages and disadvantages of licensing.”

 

An article by SLIS Director Tomas A. Lipinski, Ph.D., titled “Law vs. Ethics: Conflict and Contrast in Laws Affecting the Role of Libraries, Schools, and Other Information Intermediaries,” was published in Journal of Information Ethics, Vol. 21, No. 2, Fall 2012, pp. 71-103.

 

SLIS Professor Marcia Zeng, Ph.D., presented a webinar on Linked Open Data for Libraries, Archives, and Museums (LAM) on Jan. 27. It is one of the six webinars organized and offered by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations through the division of Agricultural Information Management Standards (AIMS). This  series of free webinars introduces the concept of Linked Open Data to the agricultural information management community and are offered in the seven UN languages http://aims.fao.org/linked-open-data-webinars-at-aims. Zeng delivered her webinar in Chinese language to more than 50 participants from the United States and China.

 

Read about more faculty publications and presentations at http://www.kent.edu/slis/about/slis-points-of-pride.cfm.

 

* * *

 

Alumni News and Updates

 

Adam Brooks, M.L.I.S. ’01, of Weeki Wachee, Fla., was recently promoted to Director of Libraries & Community Services for Hernando County, Fla.

Caitlin Donahoe, M.L.I.S. ’11, of Lower Burrell, Pa., was hired in November as the Youth Services Librarian at Peoples Library. She works at the library's Lower Burrell and New Kensington, Pa., branches. Her work was highlighted in the local paper; the article can be found at the following url: http://triblive.com/neighborhoods/yourallekiskivalley/yourallekiskivalleymore/3196201-74/library-donahoe-librarian#axzz2JEiAnAWv.

Amy McCoy, M.L.I.S. ’11, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, is now at The University of Akron School of Law as the Technical Services Librarian or Assistant Law Librarian.

JoAnna Schofield, M.L.I.S. ’12, of Akron, Ohio, accepted a job in December 2012, as a full-time children's librarian at the Akron-Summit County Main Library.

Read more alumni updates at http://www.kent.edu/slis/alumni/index.cfm.

* * *

 

Student News

 

SLIS student Christine Pyles published an article titled “It’s No Joke: Comics and Collection Development” in the Nov./Dec. 2012 issue of Library Journal. The article is based on a paper she wrote for her Access to Information (60001) class regarding information access for adult readers of comics and graphic novels. She “used the Cleveland Public Library as a prime example of what not to do when housing comics and graphic novels and proposed a classification scheme for them.”

 

 

 

All the best,

 

Flo

 

<~>~<~>~<~>~<~>~<~>~<~>~<~>~<~>~<~>~<~>~<~>~<~>

Flo Cunningham

Marketing Communications and Public Relations Specialist

School of Library and Information Science

Kent State University

330-672-0003

[log in to unmask]

 

www.kent.edu/slis

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ksuslis

Twitter: @KentStateSLIS

 

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. -- Jorge Luis Borges

 

--_000_91622401DA33BF47A943E7C7A779201A11013061BL2PRD0810MB373_-- ========================================================================Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2013 14:06:44 -0800 Reply-To: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> From: Nicole Purviance <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Save the Dates for the Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="----=_NextPart_000_0262_01CE0EAA.5A6AA210" ------=_NextPart_000_0262_01CE0EAA.5A6AA210 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit The Excitement is Brewing for the Library 2.013 Conference The dates are set for the Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference . The third annual global conversation about the future of libraries is scheduled for October 18-19, 2013. The conference will once again be held entirely online around the clock in multiple languages and time zones. Everyone is invited to participate in this FREE forum designed to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among information professionals worldwide. This year, there will be eight conference strands covering a wide variety of timely topics such as, MOOCs, e-books, maker spaces, mobile services, embedded librarians, green libraries, and more! Doctoral students will also have their own strand for presenting their research. Plus, there will be a new strand dedicated to virtual library tours. In addition, building upon the Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference opening keynote presentation by Dr. Sandra Hirsh, professor and director at the San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science, there'll be a strand dedicated to the evolving roles and opportunities for information professionals. You can view all the conference strands in detail on the Library 2.013 website . Pinterest fans are also encouraged to follow the Library 2.013 Pinterest board . Important Dates * Call for presentation proposals goes out: early April * Conference begins: October 18, 2013 To ensure you don't miss a beat, register as a member of the Library 2.0 network, and you'll be kept informed about conference news and updates. (You do not have to join the Library 2.0 network to participate in the conference.) As a reminder, recordings of the Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference presentations are still available for viewing at your convenience. You can access the presentation recordings at: http://www.library20.com/page/library-2-012-session-recording-links-and-info rmation The San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science is a founding partner of the annual Library 2.0 global conference series. The nationally ranked school offers two fully online master's degrees, a fully online certificate program, and a doctoral program: Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master of Archives and Records Administration (MARA), Post-Master's Certificate in Library and Information Science, and the San Jose Gateway PhD Program. Learn more about the school's programs and lifelong learning opportunities at: http://slisweb.sjsu.edu ------=_NextPart_000_0262_01CE0EAA.5A6AA210 Content-Type: text/html; charset="US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

The Excitement is Brewing for the Library 2.013 Conference

 

The dates are set for the Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference. The third annual global conversation about the future of libraries is scheduled for October 18-19, 2013. The conference will once again be held entirely online around the clock in multiple languages and time zones. Everyone is invited to participate in this FREE forum designed to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among information professionals worldwide.

 

This year, there will be eight conference strands covering a wide variety of timely topics such as, MOOCs, e-books, maker spaces, mobile services, embedded librarians, green libraries, and more! Doctoral students will also have their own strand for presenting their research. Plus, there will be a new strand dedicated to virtual library tours.

 

In addition, building upon the Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference opening keynote presentation by Dr. Sandra Hirsh, professor and director at the San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science, there’ll be a strand dedicated to the evolving roles and opportunities for information professionals.

 

You can view all the conference strands in detail on the Library 2.013 website. Pinterest fans are also encouraged to follow the Library 2.013 Pinterest board.

 

Important Dates

  • Call for presentation proposals goes out: early April
  • Conference begins: October 18, 2013

 

To ensure you don’t miss a beat, register as a member of the Library 2.0 network, and you’ll be kept informed about conference news and updates. (You do not have to join the Library 2.0 network to participate in the conference.)

 

As a reminder, recordings of the Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference presentations are still available for viewing at your convenience. You can access the presentation recordings at: http://www.library20.com/page/library-2-012-session-recording-links-and-information

 

The San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science is a founding partner of the annual Library 2.0 global conference series. The nationally ranked school offers two fully online master’s degrees, a fully online certificate program, and a doctoral program: Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master of Archives and Records Administration (MARA), Post-Master’s Certificate in Library and Information Science, and the San Jose Gateway PhD Program. Learn more about the school’s programs and lifelong learning opportunities at: http://slisweb.sjsu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

------=_NextPart_000_0262_01CE0EAA.5A6AA210-- ========================================================================Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2013 18:55:23 +0000 Reply-To: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> From: "Steadley, Marianne V" <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Continuing Education Courses at GSLIS IL Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="_000_4CFA45F717B7744FB43F1DB394E34B34553213CFchimbx2aduillin_" MIME-Version: 1.0 --_000_4CFA45F717B7744FB43F1DB394E34B34553213CFchimbx2aduillin_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Apologies for duplicate postings. The Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, is pleased to offer the following online, non-credit continuing education courses open to all interested library and information professionals. Three ALA-APA approved Certified Public Library Administrator (CPLA) courses: Current Issues in Libraries Dates: February 25 - April 5, 2013 Times: Asynchronous Instructor: Rose Chenoweth Cost: $300 Fundraising and Grant Writing for Your Library Dates: March 4 - April 12, 2013 Times: Asynchronous Instructor: Jason Kovak Cost: $300 Elements of Technology Management Dates: April 18 - May 23, 2013 Times: Thursdays, 11 am - 1 pm central time (asynchronous option available) Instructor: Brenda Hough Cost: $300.00 Additional information is available at: http://www.lis.illinois.edu/academics/programs/cpd/CPLA Marianne Steadley Director, Continuing Professional Development Graduate School of Library and Information Science University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 501 E. Daniel Street, Champaign, IL 61820 217-244-2751 Fax 217-244-3202 --_000_4CFA45F717B7744FB43F1DB394E34B34553213CFchimbx2aduillin_ Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
Apologies for duplicate postings.

The Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, is pleased to offer the following online, non-credit continuing education courses open to all interested library and information professionals.

Three ALA-APA approved Certified Public Library Administrator (CPLA) courses:


Current Issues in Libraries

Dates: February 25 - April 5, 2013
Times: Asynchronous
Instructor: Rose Chenoweth
Cost: $300


Fundraising and Grant Writing for Your Library

Dates: March 4 - April 12, 2013
Times: Asynchronous
Instructor: Jason Kovak
Cost: $300


Elements of Technology Management

Dates: April 18 - May 23, 2013

Times: Thursdays, 11 am - 1 pm central time

(asynchronous option available)

Instructor: Brenda Hough

Cost: $300.00


Additional information is available at:

http://www.lis.illinois.edu/academics/programs/cpd/CPLA


Marianne Steadley
Director, Continuing Professional Development
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
501 E. Daniel Street, Champaign, IL 61820
217-244-2751
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--_000_4CFA45F717B7744FB43F1DB394E34B34553213CFchimbx2aduillin_-- ========================================================================Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:21:54 +1300 Reply-To: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> From: Amanda Cossham <[log in to unmask]> Subject: 10th Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement inLibraries and Information Services MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="B_3444222118_771188" --B_3444222118_771188 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="ISO-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable [Attempting to repost this. Apologies if you get it twice] 10th Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries and Information Services, Royal York Hotel, York, UK, 22nd-25th July 2013. We are pleased to announce that registration for the 10th Northumbria Conference is now open. To register for the conference, please visit our website: www.york.ac.uk/conferences/northumbria Delegates at the 10th Conference can choose between an accommodated package, which includes 2 nightsą bed and breakfast accommodation in the hotel, or registering without accommodation and choosing from the wide range of hotels and guest houses available in the city. Both options include attendance at all days of the Conference, lunches, refreshments, a drinks reception and Conference Dinner at the National Railway Museum. An early bird rate of Ł425 (without accommodation) or Ł575 (with accommodation) is available until 21st March. The website has been updated with further information about the Conference, the city and an outline programme. We have received a wide variety of proposals for the Conference to date, and will be announcing the detailed programme in March following evaluation of these. We look forward to seeing you in York in July. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Best Wishes, Ian Ian Hall Executive Officer (Information Strategy) J.B. Morrell Library University of York Heslington, YO10 5DD E-mail: [log in to unmask] Tel: +44 (0)1904 322040 Amanda Cossham Principal Lecturer, Programme Leader (ILS majors) School of Information Science and Technology Open Polytechnic | Kuratini Tuwhera Phone +64 4 9135518 or 0508 650200 ext:5518 | Fax +64 4 9135727 3 Cleary Street, Waterloo | Private Bag 31914, Lower Hutt 5040 [log in to unmask] http://www.openpolytechnic.ac.nz http://openpolytechnic.academia.edu/AmandaCossham Please consider the environment before printing this email. --B_3444222118_771188 Content-Type: text/html; charset="ISO-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable 10th Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement inLibraries and Information Services [Attempting to repost this. Apologies if you get it twice]


10th Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement in
Libraries and Information Services, Royal York Hotel, York, UK, 22nd-25th
July 2013.

We are pleased to announce that registration for the 10th Northumbria
Conference is now open. To register for the conference, please visit our
website: www.york.ac.uk/conferences/northumbria

Delegates at the 10th Conference can choose between an accommodated package,
which includes 2 nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation in the hotel, or
registering without accommodation and choosing from the wide range of hotels
and guest houses available in the city. Both options include attendance at
all days of the Conference, lunches, refreshments, a drinks reception and
Conference Dinner at the National Railway Museum. An early bird rate of £425
(without accommodation) or £575 (with accommodation) is available until 21st
March.

The website has been updated with further information about the Conference,
the city and an outline programme. We have received a wide variety of
proposals for the Conference to date, and will be announcing the detailed
programme in March following evaluation of these.

We look forward to seeing you in York in July. Should you have any
questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Best Wishes,
 
Ian
Ian Hall
Executive Officer (Information Strategy)
J.B. Morrell Library
University of York
Heslington, YO10 5DD
E-mail: [log in to unmask]">[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322040




Amanda Cossham
Principal Lecturer, Programme Leader (ILS majors)
School of Information Science and Technology
Open Polytechnic | Kuratini Tuwhera

Phone +64 4 9135518 or 0508 650200 ext:5518 | Fax +64 4 9135727
3 Cleary Street, Waterloo | Private Bag 31914, Lower Hutt 5040

[log in to unmask]">[log in to unmask]
http://www.openpolytechnic.ac.nz
http://openpolytechnic.academia.edu/AmandaCossham

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--B_3444222118_771188-- ========================================================================Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 15:00:39 +0000 Reply-To: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> From: "Cunningham, Flo" <[log in to unmask]> Subject: March 1 deadline - to study museum origins in Italy! Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="_000_91622401DA33BF47A943E7C7A779201A110148BEBL2PRD0810MB373_" MIME-Version: 1.0 --_000_91622401DA33BF47A943E7C7A779201A110148BEBL2PRD0810MB373_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Explore "Museum Origins" in Italy! Now Accepting Applications for Summer Course http://bit.ly/MuseumOrigins2013 The Museum Origins course offered by the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Kent State University still has openings for the eight-week, summer 2013 class, which includes two weeks in Florence, Italy, visiting museums and learning about the collectors and collections from which they evolved. The three-credit course is open to graduate (master's and doctoral) students in any field, from any institution. Alumni of any Kent State graduate program also are eligible. Students in the 2012 course came from varied academic backgrounds, including history, anthropology, classics, business and other fields, and were enrolled in graduate programs at Kent State, State University of New York-University at Buffalo and University of Kentucky. Admission to the course is competitive; only 15 students will be accepted. Application materials and additional details, including an informational video, are available at http://bit.ly/MuseumOrigins2013. Deadline for applications is March 1, 2013. The 2013 course runs from June 10 to Aug. 3, and is onsite in Florence, Italy, from June 30 to July 12. Students will spend the first three weeks reading, researching and preparing for the trip. The next two weeks, in Florence, involve touring museums and private collections that will enhance the readings and help build knowledge for a final research paper. Students will visit, among other sites, the Uffizi Gallery, Museo Stibbert, Palazzo Davanzati, Palazzo Vecchio, Museo Galileo and Museo di Storia Naturale. The final three weeks of the class will be dedicated to completion of the research paper. There are no face-to-face class meetings outside of those in Italy. Kevin Steinbach, from Canton, Ohio, took the class in 2012 as part of the Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S.) museum studies specialization at Kent State. He said, "This class is what sold me on applying for the M.L.I.S. degree. I knew without a doubt that I would get the experience of a lifetime and learn so much by immersing myself in the culture where museums were 'born' -- something you can't get anywhere else." Michelle Rucker, from Columbus, Ohio, is also in Kent State's M.L.I.S. program. Of her experience in the 2012 class, she said, "Even though I am not in the Museum Studies program -- I'm on the librarian track -- this class was still relevant to me. Being there, visiting the museums, walking in the same halls as these famous artists and the Medici -- it was all pretty amazing. And having the local professors as guides added so much more to the trip than if I were to go by myself." Each day after visiting the museums, students participate in class discussions in Kent State's Florence facility, the Palazzo dei Cerchi, a prestigious building in the historic center of the city, just north of Piazza della Signoria. Medieval Florentine sources date it at about 1280 and indicate that it belonged to the Cerchi merchant family. Records show that in the 15th century, the building was used as studio space for Renaissance painters and later by Cosimo I de' Medici as the ducal printing house. Though fully restored and equipped for state-of-the-art educational purposes, the Palazzo dei Cerchi preserves its outstanding medieval features and decorations. For the two weeks onsite in Florence, students live in shared apartments arranged by the university. All apartments are fully furnished and located within the ancient city walls and within walking distance of the Palazzo. The course is taught by SLIS Assistant Professor Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D., who leads the school's museum studies specialization. She holds a Ph.D. in library and information management from Emporia State University, Kans.; a master's in historical administration and museum studies from the University of Kansas; and a bachelor's in anthropology from the University of Michigan. She has more than 20 years' experience working in museums in various capacities - as curator, collection manager, director, volunteer, program coordinator, archivist, historic interpreter, board member, exhibit designer and consultant. In Italy, tours and lectures are provided in English by local Florentine scholars. For more information, including application materials, visit http://bit.ly/MuseumOrigins2013. All the best, Flo <~>~<~>~<~>~<~>~<~>~<~>~<~>~<~>~<~>~<~>~<~>~<~> Flo Cunningham Marketing Communications and Public Relations Specialist School of Library and Information Science Kent State University 330-672-0003 [log in to unmask] www.kent.edu/slis Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ksuslis Twitter: @KentStateSLIS I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. -- Jorge Luis Borges --_000_91622401DA33BF47A943E7C7A779201A110148BEBL2PRD0810MB373_ Content-Type: text/html; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

Explore “Museum Origins” in Italy!
Now Accepting Applications for Summer Course

 

http://bit.ly/MuseumOrigins2013

 

The Museum Origins course offered by the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Kent State University still has openings for the eight-week, summer 2013 class, which includes two weeks in Florence, Italy, visiting museums and learning about the collectors and collections from which they evolved.

 

The three-credit course is open to graduate (master’s and doctoral) students in any field, from any institution. Alumni of any Kent State graduate program also are eligible. Students in the 2012 course came from varied academic backgrounds, including history, anthropology, classics, business and other fields, and were enrolled in graduate programs at Kent State, State University of New York-University at Buffalo and University of Kentucky.

 

Admission to the course is competitive; only 15 students will be accepted. Application materials and additional details, including an informational video, are available at http://bit.ly/MuseumOrigins2013. Deadline for applications is March 1, 2013.

 

The 2013 course runs from June 10 to Aug. 3, and is onsite in Florence, Italy, from June 30 to July 12. Students will spend the first three weeks reading, researching and preparing for the trip. The next two weeks, in Florence, involve touring museums and private collections that will enhance the readings and help build knowledge for a final research paper. Students will visit, among other sites, the Uffizi Gallery, Museo Stibbert, Palazzo Davanzati, Palazzo Vecchio, Museo Galileo and Museo di Storia Naturale. The final three weeks of the class will be dedicated to completion of the research paper. There are no face-to-face class meetings outside of those in Italy.

 

Kevin Steinbach, from Canton, Ohio, took the class in 2012 as part of the Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S.) museum studies specialization at Kent State. He said, “This class is what sold me on applying for the M.L.I.S. degree. I knew without a doubt that I would get the experience of a lifetime and learn so much by immersing myself in the culture where museums were ‘born’ -- something you can’t get anywhere else.”

 

Michelle Rucker, from Columbus, Ohio, is also in Kent State’s M.L.I.S.  program. Of her experience in the 2012 class, she said, “Even though I am not in the Museum Studies program -- I’m on the librarian track -- this class was still relevant to me. Being there, visiting the museums, walking in the same halls as these famous artists and the Medici -- it was all pretty amazing. And having the local professors as guides added so much more to the trip than if I were to go by myself.”

 

Each day after visiting the museums, students participate in class discussions in Kent State’s Florence facility, the Palazzo dei Cerchi, a prestigious building in the historic center of the city, just north of Piazza della Signoria. Medieval Florentine sources date it at about 1280 and indicate that it belonged to the Cerchi merchant family. Records show that in the 15th century, the building was used as studio space for Renaissance painters and later by Cosimo I de’ Medici as the ducal printing house. Though fully restored and equipped for state-of-the-art educational purposes, the Palazzo dei Cerchi preserves its outstanding medieval features and decorations.

 

For the two weeks onsite in Florence, students live in shared apartments arranged by the university. All apartments are fully furnished and located within the ancient city walls and within walking distance of the Palazzo.

 

The course is taught by SLIS Assistant Professor Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D., who leads the school’s museum studies specialization. She holds a Ph.D. in library and information management from Emporia State University, Kans.; a master's in historical administration and museum studies from the University of Kansas; and a bachelor's in anthropology from the University of Michigan. She has more than 20 years' experience working in museums in various capacities – as curator, collection manager, director, volunteer, program coordinator, archivist, historic interpreter, board member, exhibit designer and consultant.

 

In Italy, tours and lectures are provided in English by local Florentine scholars.

 

For more information, including application materials, visit http://bit.ly/MuseumOrigins2013.

 

 

All the best,

 

Flo

 

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Flo Cunningham

Marketing Communications and Public Relations Specialist

School of Library and Information Science

Kent State University

330-672-0003

[log in to unmask]

 

www.kent.edu/slis

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ksuslis

Twitter: @KentStateSLIS

 

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. -- Jorge Luis Borges

 

--_000_91622401DA33BF47A943E7C7A779201A110148BEBL2PRD0810MB373_-- ========================================================================Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 11:17:40 +0000 Reply-To: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> From: "Tibbo, Helen R" <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Closing the Digital Curation Gap Symposium, March 7th, 8:30-4:30, UNC-Chapel Hill Save the Date Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="_000_16C92BA681D083499626AF35C5A64516183C0340ITSMSXMBS2Madun_" MIME-Version: 1.0 --_000_16C92BA681D083499626AF35C5A64516183C0340ITSMSXMBS2Madun_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Please excuse cross postings. Over the past decade, a significant gap has emerged between the research and development in digital curation, on the one hand, and professional practices of archivists, librarians, and museum curators, on the other. There are now many viable applications, models, strategies, and standards for long-term care of digital objects. However, many institutions with a mandate to do this work are either unaware of the options or currently unable to evaluate and implement them. There is a need to test, refine and diffuse existing innovations into professional practice. The Closing the Digital Curation Gap (CDCG) Symposium will address a variety of issues and initiatives related to digital curation capacity building. This day-long event will explore continuing education and development of resources to guide professional in getting started in digital curation. Speakers will report on a wide range of projects and professional development initiatives in the US and Europe. Interactive sessions will provide the opportunity for audience members to share their own experiences, needs and expectations, as well as providing input on the activities and products presented by the speakers. Date: Thursday, March 7th, 8:30 - 4:30 Location: Pleasants Room, Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill Cost: $25; Students $10 Lunch and Breaks Included Speakers include: * Scott Brandt, Associate Dean for Research, Purdue University Libraries * Dr. Kevin Cherry, Deputy Secretary, North Carolina Office of Archives & History * George Coulbourne, Office of Strategic Initiatives, Library of Congress & DPOE Program * Joy Davidson, Associate Director, Digital Curation Centre, Glasgow, Scotland * Jackie Dooley, Program Officer, OCLC Research & President, Society of American Archivists * Wendy Duff, Professor, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto * Sarah Koontz, Director, Division of Archives and Records North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources * Mike Furlough, Associate Dean for Research & Scholarly Communications, Penn State University * Dr. Christopher Lee, Associate Professor, School of Information and Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill * Dr. Gary Marchionini, Dean and Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor, School of Information and Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill * Nancy McGovern, Head, Curation and Preservation Services, MIT Libraries * Laura Molloy, Preservation Researcher, Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute, University of Glasgow * Dr. Helen Tibbo, Alumni Distinguished Professor, School of Information and Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill * William Veillette, Executive Director, Northeast Document Conservation Center CDCG is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the School of Information and Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill. The Joint Information Systems Committee and the Digital Curation Centre (UK) are partners. Hope to see you on the 7th! -Helen Dr. Helen R. Tibbo, Alumni Distinguished Professor School of Information and Library Science University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360 Tel: 919-962-8063 Fax: 919-962-8071 [log in to unmask] --_000_16C92BA681D083499626AF35C5A64516183C0340ITSMSXMBS2Madun_ Content-Type: text/html; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
Please excuse cross postings.
 
 
Over the past decade, a significant gap has emerged between the research and development in digital curation, on the one hand, and professional practices of archivists, librarians, and museum curators, on the other. There are now many viable applications, models, strategies, and standards for long-term care of digital objects. However, many institutions with a mandate to do this work are either unaware of the options or currently unable to evaluate and implement them. There is a need to test, refine and diffuse existing innovations into professional practice.
 
The Closing the Digital Curation Gap (CDCG) Symposium will address a variety of issues and initiatives related to digital curation capacity building.  This day-long event will explore continuing education and development of resources to guide professional in getting started in digital curation.
 
Speakers will report on a wide range of projects and professional development initiatives in the US and Europe.  Interactive sessions will provide the opportunity for audience members to share their own experiences, needs and expectations, as well as providing input on the activities and products presented by the speakers.
 
Date: Thursday, March 7th, 8:30 – 4:30
Location: Pleasants Room, Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill
Cost: $25; Students $10
Lunch and Breaks Included
 
Speakers include:
 
  • Scott Brandt, Associate Dean for Research, Purdue University Libraries
  • Dr. Kevin Cherry, Deputy Secretary, North Carolina Office of Archives & History
  • George Coulbourne, Office of Strategic Initiatives, Library of Congress & DPOE Program
  • Joy Davidson, Associate Director, Digital Curation Centre, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jackie Dooley, Program Officer, OCLC Research & President, Society of American Archivists
  • Wendy Duff, Professor, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
  • Sarah Koontz, Director, Division of Archives and Records North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
  • Mike Furlough, Associate Dean for Research & Scholarly Communications, Penn State University
  • Dr. Christopher Lee, Associate Professor, School of Information and Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Dr. Gary Marchionini, Dean and Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor, School of Information and Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Nancy McGovern, Head, Curation and Preservation Services, MIT Libraries
  • Laura Molloy, Preservation Researcher, Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute, University of Glasgow
  • Dr. Helen Tibbo, Alumni Distinguished Professor, School of Information and Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • William Veillette, Executive Director, Northeast Document Conservation Center
 
CDCG is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the School of Information and Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill. The Joint Information Systems Committee and the Digital Curation Centre (UK) are partners.
 
Hope to see you on the 7th!
 
-Helen
 
 
Dr. Helen R. Tibbo, Alumni Distinguished Professor
School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360
Tel: 919-962-8063
Fax: 919-962-8071
 
 
 
--_000_16C92BA681D083499626AF35C5A64516183C0340ITSMSXMBS2Madun_-- ========================================================================Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 09:02:14 -0500 Reply-To: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> From: Nancy Everhart <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Second Call for Papers - Story X-To: [log in to unmask], iasl link mlahq <[log in to unmask]> Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="Apple-Mail=_9A00F5C6-0180-4C0D-A6EE-E58BFCA5A154" MIME-Version: 1.0 (Mac OS X Mail 6.2 \(1499\)) --Apple-Mail=_9A00F5C6-0180-4C0D-A6EE-E58BFCA5A154 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/plain; charset="windows-1252" Second Call for Papers (please excuse cross-postings) School Libraries Worldwide Current Call for Papers School Libraries Worldwide is the official professional and research journal of the International Association of School Librarianship. It is published twice yearly, in January and July, and is available online and through select periodical databases. School Libraries Worldwide publishes new works of current research and scholarship on any aspect of school librarianship. All papers are double-blind peer reviewed and adhere to the highest editorial standards. Story: Global Reflections on the Role of Story and Narrative in School Librarianship (Volume 19, Number 2, July 2013) This issue of School Libraries Worldwide is based on the theme of Story: Global Reflections on the Role of Story and Narrative in School Librarianship. For this issue we will provide a space in which stories about story can be told, and in which research on the use of stories in the widest possible range of aspects of school librarianship can be reported. Research may address any aspect of story or narrative. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: • Story as a pedagogical tool. • Narrative and the gathering of stories of lived experience, as a research approach. • The place of story and storytelling in the profession of school librarianship. • Digital storytelling. • The impact of social media on storytelling. • How professional identities of school librarians are inspired and developed through story. • Oral traditions. • Stories as a form of social capital in school library advocacy. • Storytelling and the brain. • Narrative inquiry as a qualitative research method. • Interpretive research School library researchers are invited to submit papers reporting their own original research that has not been published elsewhere. Authors who wish to know more about the issue theme should contact the editors to discuss their interests. School Libraries Worldwide also welcomes submissions of excellent research on any topic relating to school librarianship for the open portion of the journal. Submission guidelines are available online at School Libraries Worldwide and papers can be submitted online at http://slw.cci.fsu.edu Deadline for submissions of full papers: April 1, 2013. Authors interested in contributing to this issue should contact the issue editor, Nancy Everhart, directly. Please distribute widely to anyone or group you feel might be interested. Dr. Nancy Everhart Director, School Library Media Program Director, PALM Center School of Library and Information Studies Florida State University Florida's I-School 252 Louis Shores Building Tallahassee, FL 32306 (850)644-8122 [log in to unmask] --Apple-Mail=_9A00F5C6-0180-4C0D-A6EE-E58BFCA5A154 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/html; charset="windows-1252" Second Call for Papers (please excuse cross-postings)

School Libraries Worldwide
Current Call for Papers
School Libraries Worldwide is the official professional and research journal of the International Association of School Librarianship. It is published twice yearly, in January and July, and is available online and through select periodical databases. School Libraries Worldwide publishes new works of current research and scholarship on any aspect of school librarianship. All papers are double-blind peer reviewed and adhere to the highest editorial standards.

Story: Global Reflections on the Role of Story and Narrative in School Librarianship (Volume 19, Number 2, July 2013)
This issue of School Libraries Worldwide is based on the theme of Story: Global Reflections on the Role of Story and Narrative in School Librarianship.
 
For this issue we will provide a space in which stories about story can be told, and in which research on the use of stories in the widest possible range of aspects of school librarianship can be reported. Research may address any aspect of story or narrative.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
• Story as a pedagogical tool.
• Narrative and the gathering of stories of lived experience, as a research approach.
• The place of story and storytelling in the profession of school librarianship.
• Digital storytelling.
• The impact of social media on storytelling.
• How professional identities of school librarians are inspired and developed through story.
• Oral traditions.
• Stories as a form of social capital in school library advocacy.
• Storytelling and the brain.
• Narrative inquiry as a qualitative research method.
• Interpretive research
School library researchers are invited to submit papers reporting their own original research that has not been published elsewhere. Authors who wish to know more about the issue theme should contact the editors to discuss  their interests.
School Libraries Worldwide also welcomes submissions of excellent research on any topic relating to school librarianship for the open portion of the journal.
Submission guidelines are available online at School Libraries Worldwide and papers can be submitted online at http://slw.cci.fsu.edu
Deadline for submissions of full papers: April 1, 2013.
Authors interested in contributing to this issue should contact the issue editor, Nancy Everhart, directly.


Please distribute widely to anyone or group you feel might be interested.




Dr. Nancy Everhart
Director, School Library Media Program
Director, PALM Center 
School of Library and Information Studies
Florida State University
Florida's I-School
252 Louis Shores Building
Tallahassee, FL 32306
(850)644-8122








--Apple-Mail=_9A00F5C6-0180-4C0D-A6EE-E58BFCA5A154-- ========================================================================Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:45:00 +0000 Reply-To: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> From: "Cunningham, Flo" <[log in to unmask]> Subject: KM@KSU Webinar Series Launches Thursday, February 21 at noon X-To: "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>, "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]> In-Reply-To: <[log in to unmask]> Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="_000_91622401DA33BF47A943E7C7A779201A11017187BL2PRD0810MB373_" MIME-Version: 1.0 --_000_91622401DA33BF47A943E7C7A779201A11017187BL2PRD0810MB373_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Kent State University will host the inaugural webinar to launch the KM@KSU webinar series (http://kmatksu.iwiki.kent.edu) on Thursday, February 21 at noon EST (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=KM%40KSU+Webinar&iso=20130221T12&p1=415&ah=1&am=30). This opening webinar, hosted by Goodyear Professor Dr. Denise Bedford, will introduce the series format. Kent State defines knowledge management broadly to include: knowledge strategy and leadership, intellectual capital, knowledge economies, the economics of information, innovation, collaboration and communities, communication and culture, knowledge technologies, knowledge architecture, knowledge asset management, organizational learning, knowledge elicitation and knowledge representation. Knowledge management is a practical discipline, and knowledge managers tend to only come together to talk about broad areas of KM at conferences or talk in small groups at our economic sectors or within our own communities. The purpose of these weekly KM@KSU webinars is to broaden the dialog on topics related to knowledge management. Any topic, whether practical or theoretical, that touches on any of these basic areas is welcome in the webinars. The KM@KSU series is launching with some invited presenters to get the series started. Hopefully, the series will continue indefinitely through broad participation from the knowledge management community. A webinar will be offered anytime there is an interest. If you'd like to submit an idea for a webinar, please go to our website (http://kmatksu.iwiki.kent.edu/Submit+Presentations+Request) and submit your own topic or recommend a speaker or a topic you'd like to hear about. We strongly encourage students to present their work through this series. We will do our best to accommodate suggestions. Webinars will be offered online Thursdays at noon and will typically run until 1:30 p.m. If you can't join the live presentation, the webinars will be recorded and archived for later listening. You do not need to be a member of a community. There is no cost other than your own time to sign on and participate. Webinars are covered under the Creative Commons license, so the basic principle is open sharing. KM@KSU aims to follow knowledge management ideas and share what we've learned so we can advance the profession. We look forward to hearing your suggestions for presentations and look forward to growing the community across economic sectors, across different types of organizations and across the globe. Janna Korzenko Academic Program Coordinator Information Architecture and Knowledge Management Kent State University 314 Library P.O. Box 5190 Kent, OH 44242-0001 p: 330-672-5841 f: 330-672-2118 ________________________________ * For guidelines on participation, subscribing, and unsubscribing please refer to http://www.kent.edu/slis/students/slis-listserv.cfm To unsubscribe send the following message: To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Unsubscribe Body: signoff KSUSLIS-L --_000_91622401DA33BF47A943E7C7A779201A11017187BL2PRD0810MB373_ Content-Type: text/html; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

 

Kent State University will host the inaugural webinar to launch the KM@KSU webinar series (http://kmatksu.iwiki.kent.edu) on Thursday, February 21 at noon EST (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=KM%40KSU+Webinar&iso=20130221T12&p1=415&ah=1&am=30).  This opening webinar, hosted by Goodyear Professor Dr. Denise Bedford, will introduce the series format. 

Kent State defines knowledge management broadly to include: knowledge strategy and leadership, intellectual capital, knowledge economies, the economics of information, innovation, collaboration and communities, communication and culture, knowledge technologies, knowledge architecture, knowledge asset management, organizational learning, knowledge elicitation and knowledge representation.

Knowledge management is a practical discipline, and knowledge managers tend to only come together to talk about broad areas of KM at conferences or talk in small groups at our economic sectors or within our own communities.  The purpose of these weekly KM@KSU webinars is to broaden the dialog on topics related to knowledge management.

Any topic, whether practical or theoretical, that touches on any of these basic areas is welcome in the webinars.  The KM@KSU series is launching with some invited presenters to get the series started.  Hopefully, the series will continue indefinitely through broad participation from the knowledge management community.  A webinar will be offered anytime there is an interest.

If you'd like to submit an idea for a webinar, please go to our website (http://kmatksu.iwiki.kent.edu/Submit+Presentations+Request) and submit your own topic or recommend a speaker or a topic you'd like to hear about.  We strongly encourage students to present their work through this series. We will do our best to accommodate suggestions.

Webinars will be offered online Thursdays at noon and will typically run until 1:30 p.m.  If you can’t join the live presentation, the webinars will be recorded and archived for later listening. You do not need to be a member of a community. There is no cost other than your own time to sign on and participate.

Webinars are covered under the Creative Commons license, so the basic principle is open sharing. KM@KSU aims to follow knowledge management ideas and share what we’ve learned so we can advance the profession.

We look forward to hearing your suggestions for presentations and look forward to growing the community across economic sectors, across different types of organizations and across the globe.

 

 

Janna Korzenko

Academic Program Coordinator

Information Architecture and Knowledge Management

Kent State University

314 Library

P.O. Box 5190

Kent, OH 44242-0001

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--_000_91622401DA33BF47A943E7C7A779201A11017187BL2PRD0810MB373_-- ========================================================================Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2013 21:39:15 +0000 Reply-To: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> From: "Monroe, Wanda G." <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Dr. Diane Kelly to receive prestigious Karen Sp=?iso-8859-1?Q?ärck-Jones_?= Award Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="_000_D2D03F86A9B0A445B814C6C0618A6CED2F3CD1B0ITSMSXMBS3Fadun_" MIME-Version: 1.0 --_000_D2D03F86A9B0A445B814C6C0618A6CED2F3CD1B0ITSMSXMBS3Fadun_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable CHAPEL HILL - Dr. Diane Kelly, associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been selected to receive the prestigious British Computer Society (BCS) BCS Information Retrieval Specialist Group (BCS IRSG) Karen Spärck-Jones Award 2012. The award will be presented in Moscow during the annual European Conference on Information Retrieval 2013 held March 24-28. The BCS/BCS-IRSG created the annual award to honor and commemorate Karen Spärck Jones, a champion of bringing women into the world of computing. Her main research interests focused on information retrieval (IR) and natural language processing. Passionate about her goal, she once said, "My slogan is: 'Computing is too important to be left to men. I think women bring a different perspective to computing; they are more thoughtful and less inclined to go straight for technical fixes. My belief is that, intellectually, computer science is fascinating - you're trying to make things that don't exist." According to the BCS/BCS-IRSG Web site, the award is meant to "encourage and promote talented researchers who have endeavoured to advance our understanding of Information Retrieval and/or Natural Language Processing with significant experimental contributions." "In making the BCS/ BCS IRSG Karen Spärck-Jones Award for 2012, the Panel strongly recognizes that Diane has made important contributions to: "The analysis of information seeking behaviors, and to the development of new experimental methods and systems to support information seeking and analysis. "Diane has made several other important contributions to user modeling using implicit indicators of relevance, the development and analysis of interfaces to elicit richer statements of interest, and new methodologies for designing and evaluating interactive retrieval systems. Her strong user-oriented work views users-as-people with cognitive tasks," said Ayse Goker, chair of the Award Panel and senior lecturer at the Department of Information Science, City University London, United Kingdom, and School of Computing, Robert Gordon University. "I am extremely honored to have been selected for this award which is named for one of my information retrieval research heroines who made so many important contributions to IR," said Kelly. "All of these people [on the award panel] who I have admired for so long have chosen me as the recipient of this award. It is really unbelievable and moving." The members of the Award Panel were (in alphabetical surname order): · Pia Borlund, Royal School of Library and Information Science, Aalborg East, Denmark. · Ann Copestake, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. · Susan Dumais, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA. · Robert Gaizauskas, Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. · Ayse Goker, Department of Information Science, City University London, United Kingdom, and School of Computing, Robert Gordon University. · Stephen Robertson, Microsoft Research Cambridge, United Kingdom. · Tomek Strzalkowski, Institute for Informatics, Logics & Security Studies University at Albany, SUNY, United States of America. Wanda Monroe Director of Communications School of Information and Library Science University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 108 Manning Hall, CB#3360 Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360 919.843.8337 sils.unc.edu Follow us on Twitter at UNCSILS Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/uncsils --_000_D2D03F86A9B0A445B814C6C0618A6CED2F3CD1B0ITSMSXMBS3Fadun_ Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

CHAPEL HILL - Dr. Diane Kelly, associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been selected to receive the prestigious British Computer Society (BCS) BCS Information Retrieval Specialist Group (BCS IRSG) Karen Spärck-Jones Award 2012. The award will be presented in Moscow during the annual European Conference on Information Retrieval 2013 held March 24-28.

The BCS/BCS-IRSG created the annual award to honor and commemorate Karen Spärck Jones, a champion of bringing women into the world of computing. Her main research interests focused on information retrieval (IR) and natural language processing. Passionate about her goal, she once said, "My slogan is: 'Computing is too important to be left to men. I think women bring a different perspective to computing; they are more thoughtful and less inclined to go straight for technical fixes. My belief is that, intellectually, computer science is fascinating - you're trying to make things that don't exist."

According to the BCS/BCS-IRSG Web site, the award is meant to “encourage and promote talented researchers who have endeavoured to advance our understanding of Information Retrieval and/or Natural Language Processing with significant experimental contributions.”
“In making the BCS/ BCS IRSG Karen Spärck-Jones Award for 2012, the Panel strongly recognizes that Diane has made important contributions to:

“The analysis of information seeking behaviors, and to the development of new experimental methods and systems to support information seeking and analysis.

“Diane has made several other important contributions to user modeling using implicit indicators of relevance, the development and analysis of interfaces to elicit richer statements of interest, and new methodologies for designing and evaluating interactive retrieval systems. Her strong user-oriented work views users-as-people with cognitive tasks,” said Ayse Goker, chair of the Award Panel and senior lecturer at the Department of Information Science, City University London, United Kingdom, and School of Computing, Robert Gordon University.

“I am extremely honored to have been selected for this award which is named for one of my information retrieval research heroines who made so many important contributions to IR,” said Kelly. “All of these people [on the award panel] who I have admired for so long have chosen me as the recipient of this award. It is really unbelievable and moving.”

The members of the Award Panel were (in alphabetical surname order):

·         Pia Borlund, Royal School of Library and Information Science, Aalborg East, Denmark.

·         Ann Copestake, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

·         Susan Dumais, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA.

·         Robert Gaizauskas, Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom.

·         Ayse Goker, Department of Information Science, City University London, United Kingdom, and School of Computing, Robert Gordon University.

·         Stephen Robertson, Microsoft Research Cambridge, United Kingdom.

·         Tomek Strzalkowski, Institute for Informatics, Logics & Security Studies University at Albany, SUNY, United States of America.

 

 

Wanda Monroe

Director of Communications

School of Information and Library Science

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

108 Manning Hall, CB#3360

Chapel Hill, NC  27599-3360

919.843.8337

sils.unc.edu

Follow us on Twitter at UNCSILS

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--_000_D2D03F86A9B0A445B814C6C0618A6CED2F3CD1B0ITSMSXMBS3Fadun_-- ========================================================================Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2013 16:00:35 +0000 Reply-To: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> From: "Enoch, Lawrence" <[log in to unmask]> Subject: UNT Department of Library and Information Sciences - Senior Lecturer position Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="_000_67BACE3D3B0DB5419CDF44B39A52BF94131562B1GABMBx03adunted_" MIME-Version: 1.0 --_000_67BACE3D3B0DB5419CDF44B39A52BF94131562B1GABMBx03adunted_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable The Department of Library and Information Sciences at the University of North Texas announces the following non-tenure track faculty position: SENIOR LECTURER (multiple-year). The Senior Lecturer will teach at the Graduate and Undergraduate level in some or all of the following areas: information systems, digital content management, data communication and networking, information and operational aspects of information science and information security. The Senior Lecturer must render service to the Department and the College. This service may include, but is not limited to, sponsoring student organizations, service on department, college and university committees, engaging in student recruitment and retention, and providing student mentoring and follow-up. Candidates must have a record of substantial and continued effectiveness in teaching and have the equivalent of three years (six semesters) of full-time college level teaching and/or equivalent professional experience. Candidates must have a Ph.D at the time of application. Candidates must have a strong background in information science and information technology. Candidates must show evidence of service to service to his/her professional community. The ability to design and deliver courses in a variety of formats such as face-to-face, online and blended is highly desirable. A record of collaboration with other scholars is highly desirable. Required application documents are a cover letter and curriculum vita. Please apply only at: https://facultyjobs.unt.edu. The job posting number is 6000746. UNT is an AA/ADA/EOE institution committed to diversity in its employment and educational programs, thereby creating a welcoming environment for everyone. --_000_67BACE3D3B0DB5419CDF44B39A52BF94131562B1GABMBx03adunted_ Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable


The Department of Library and Information Sciences at the University of North Texas announces the following non-tenure track faculty position:  SENIOR LECTURER (multiple-year).


The Senior Lecturer will teach at the Graduate and Undergraduate level in some or all of the following areas: information systems, digital content management, data communication and networking, information and operational aspects of information science and information security.

The Senior Lecturer must render service to the Department and the College. This service may include, but is not limited to, sponsoring student organizations, service on department, college and university committees, engaging in student recruitment and retention, and providing student mentoring and follow-up.  


Candidates must have a record of substantial and continued effectiveness in teaching and have the equivalent of three years (six semesters) of full-time college level teaching and/or equivalent professional experience.

Candidates must have a Ph.D at the time of application.

Candidates must have a strong background in information science and information technology.

Candidates must show evidence of service to service to his/her professional community.

The ability to design and deliver courses in a variety of formats such as face-to-face, online and blended is highly desirable. A record of collaboration with other scholars is highly desirable.


Required application documents are a cover letter and curriculum vita.


Please apply only at: https://facultyjobs.unt.edu.  The job posting number is 6000746.   UNT is an AA/ADA/EOE institution committed to diversity in its employment and educational programs, thereby creating a welcoming environment for everyone.

--_000_67BACE3D3B0DB5419CDF44B39A52BF94131562B1GABMBx03adunted_-- ========================================================================Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2013 13:28:23 -0500 Reply-To: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> From: "Austin, Diane" <[log in to unmask]> Subject: USF School of Information professor speaks at TedxUSF Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="_000_9176A06CA435FB49891D1E382F73846A8B093B8124USFMAIL3fores_" MIME-Version: 1.0 --_000_9176A06CA435FB49891D1E382F73846A8B093B8124USFMAIL3fores_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Professor Randy Borum, a Professor and Coordinator for Strategy and Information Analysis in USF's School of Information, will speak at TEDxUSF on February 22, 2013. Dr. Borum, who previously served on a board of science advisors for the Director of National Intelligence, studies strategy, risk assessment, and behavioral dynamics in global security. Dr. Borum will speak on the advantages of adaptive thinking. "Agility is perhaps the single most important factor in organizational learning," Dr. Borum wrote in the US Army's Military Review. The world has become more complex, interconnected and dynamic, he says, and we need to be training strategists and problem solvers who will thrive in a 21st Century environment. TEDxUSF is an independently organized event in the spirit of Ideas Worth Spreading. The event, USF's first of its kind, will take place from 5pm to 9pm, Friday, February 22, 2013 on the University of South Florida's Tampa campus and will be live streamed at http://usfweb2.usf.edu/tedx/ during the same timeframe. Dr. Randy Borum is a Professor and Coordinator for Strategy and Information Analysis in the School of Information at the University of South Florida. He has authored/co-authored more than 140 professional publications, and currently serves as Senior Editor for the Journal of Strategic Security. Dr. Borum is available by email at [log in to unmask]. The USF School of Information can be reached at [log in to unmask]. Diane Austin Assistant Director & Senior Instructor University of South Florida School of Information email: [log in to unmask] phone/voice: 813.974.6364 fax: 813.974.6840 --_000_9176A06CA435FB49891D1E382F73846A8B093B8124USFMAIL3fores_ Content-Type: text/html; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

Professor Randy Borum, a Professor and Coordinator for Strategy and Information Analysis in USF's School of Information, will speak at TEDxUSF on February 22, 2013. Dr. Borum, who previously served on a board of science advisors for the Director of National Intelligence, studies strategy, risk assessment, and behavioral dynamics in global security.

Dr. Borum will speak on the advantages of adaptive thinking. “Agility is perhaps the single most important factor in organizational learning,” Dr. Borum wrote in the US Army’s Military Review.  The world has become more complex, interconnected and dynamic, he says, and we need to be training strategists and problem solvers who will thrive in a 21st Century environment. 

 

TEDxUSF is an independently organized event in the spirit of Ideas Worth Spreading. The event, USF’s first of its kind, will take place from 5pm to 9pm, Friday, February 22, 2013 on the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus and will be live streamed at http://usfweb2.usf.edu/tedx/ during the same timeframe.

Dr. Randy Borum is a Professor and Coordinator for Strategy and Information Analysis in the School of Information at the University of South Florida.  He has authored/co-authored more than 140 professional publications, and currently serves as Senior Editor for the Journal of Strategic Security. Dr. Borum is available by email at [log in to unmask]. The USF School of Information can be reached at [log in to unmask].

 

 

Diane Austin

Assistant Director & Senior Instructor

University of South Florida

School of Information

email: [log in to unmask]

phone/voice: 813.974.6364

fax: 813.974.6840

 

--_000_9176A06CA435FB49891D1E382F73846A8B093B8124USFMAIL3fores_-- ========================================================================Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2013 22:08:35 +0000 Reply-To: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> From: "Tibbo, Helen R" <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Registration Now Open: Closing the Digital Curation Gap Symposium, March 7th, 8:30-4:30, UNC-Chapel Hill Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="_000_16C92BA681D083499626AF35C5A64516183CC1D7ITSMSXMBS2Fadun_" MIME-Version: 1.0 --_000_16C92BA681D083499626AF35C5A64516183CC1D7ITSMSXMBS2Fadun_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Please excuse cross postings. Registration now open: http://tinyurl.com/acgdjmv Over the past decade, a significant gap has emerged between the research and development in digital curation, on the one hand, and professional practices of archivists, librarians, and museum curators, on the other. There are now many viable applications, models, strategies, and standards for long-term care of digital objects. However, many institutions with a mandate to do this work are either unaware of the options or currently unable to evaluate and implement them. There is a need to test, refine and diffuse existing innovations into professional practice. The Closing the Digital Curation Gap (CDCG) Symposium will address a variety of issues and initiatives related to digital curation capacity building. This day-long event will explore continuing education and development of resources to guide professional in getting started in digital curation. Speakers will report on a wide range of projects and professional development initiatives in the US and Europe. Interactive sessions will provide the opportunity for audience members to share their own experiences, needs and expectations, as well as providing input on the activities and products presented by the speakers. Date: Thursday, March 7th, 8:30 - 4:30 Location: Pleasants Room, Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill Cost: $25; Students $10 Lunch and Breaks Included Speakers include: * Scott Brandt, Associate Dean for Research, Purdue University Libraries * Dr. Kevin Cherry, Deputy Secretary, North Carolina Office of Archives & History * George Coulbourne, Office of Strategic Initiatives, Library of Congress & DPOE Program * Joy Davidson, Associate Director, Digital Curation Centre, Glasgow, Scotland * Jackie Dooley, Program Officer, OCLC Research & President, Society of American Archivists * Wendy Duff, Professor, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto * Sarah Koontz, Director, Division of Archives and Records North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources * Mike Furlough, Associate Dean for Research & Scholarly Communications, Penn State University * Dr. Christopher Lee, Associate Professor, School of Information and Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill * Dr. Gary Marchionini, Dean and Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor, School of Information and Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill * Nancy McGovern, Head, Curation and Preservation Services, MIT Libraries * Laura Molloy, Preservation Researcher, Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute, University of Glasgow * Dr. Helen Tibbo, Alumni Distinguished Professor, School of Information and Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill * William Veillette, Executive Director, Northeast Document Conservation Center CDCG is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the School of Information and Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill. The Joint Information Systems Committee and the Digital Curation Centre (UK) are partners. Hope to see you on the 7th! -Helen Dr. Helen R. Tibbo, Alumni Distinguished Professor School of Information and Library Science University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360 Tel: 919-962-8063 Fax: 919-962-8071 [log in to unmask] --_000_16C92BA681D083499626AF35C5A64516183CC1D7ITSMSXMBS2Fadun_ Content-Type: text/html; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
Please excuse cross postings.
 
Registration now open: http://tinyurl.com/acgdjmv
 
Over the past decade, a significant gap has emerged between the research and development in digital curation, on the one hand, and professional practices of archivists, librarians, and museum curators, on the other. There are now many viable applications, models, strategies, and standards for long-term care of digital objects. However, many institutions with a mandate to do this work are either unaware of the options or currently unable to evaluate and implement them. There is a need to test, refine and diffuse existing innovations into professional practice.
 
The Closing the Digital Curation Gap (CDCG) Symposium will address a variety of issues and initiatives related to digital curation capacity building.  This day-long event will explore continuing education and development of resources to guide professional in getting started in digital curation.
 
Speakers will report on a wide range of projects and professional development initiatives in the US and Europe.  Interactive sessions will provide the opportunity for audience members to share their own experiences, needs and expectations, as well as providing input on the activities and products presented by the speakers.
 
Date: Thursday, March 7th, 8:30 – 4:30
Location: Pleasants Room, Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill
Cost: $25; Students $10
Lunch and Breaks Included
 
Speakers include:
 
  • Scott Brandt, Associate Dean for Research, Purdue University Libraries
  • Dr. Kevin Cherry, Deputy Secretary, North Carolina Office of Archives & History
  • George Coulbourne, Office of Strategic Initiatives, Library of Congress & DPOE Program
  • Joy Davidson, Associate Director, Digital Curation Centre, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jackie Dooley, Program Officer, OCLC Research & President, Society of American Archivists
  • Wendy Duff, Professor, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
  • Sarah Koontz, Director, Division of Archives and Records North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
  • Mike Furlough, Associate Dean for Research & Scholarly Communications, Penn State University
  • Dr. Christopher Lee, Associate Professor, School of Information and Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Dr. Gary Marchionini, Dean and Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor, School of Information and Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Nancy McGovern, Head, Curation and Preservation Services, MIT Libraries
  • Laura Molloy, Preservation Researcher, Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute, University of Glasgow
  • Dr. Helen Tibbo, Alumni Distinguished Professor, School of Information and Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • William Veillette, Executive Director, Northeast Document Conservation Center
 
CDCG is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the School of Information and Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill. The Joint Information Systems Committee and the Digital Curation Centre (UK) are partners.
 
Hope to see you on the 7th!
 
-Helen
 
 
 
Dr. Helen R. Tibbo, Alumni Distinguished Professor
School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360
Tel: 919-962-8063
Fax: 919-962-8071
 
 
 
--_000_16C92BA681D083499626AF35C5A64516183CC1D7ITSMSXMBS2Fadun_-- ========================================================================Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 02:14:42 -0500 Reply-To: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> From: Max Cardillo <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Italy Field School 2013 =?windows-1252?Q?–_?= Book and Paper Restoration MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="----“224226_1401_4837_8078_804565753118" ------“224226_1401_4837_8078_804565753118 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/plain; charset="windows-1252" Dear Colleague, I would like to inform you about our summer 2013 field school, the San Gemini Preservation Studies Program, now in its 14th year, which is dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage and offers students the opportunity to study and travel in Italy. Our deadline for applying is March 15, 2013. In particular, I would like to inform you about two courses we offer: one on paper restoration and a new program on book bindings restoration: Introduction to the Restoration of Book Bindings in Italy: May 26th – June 22nd This course on the restoration and conservation of bindings and their structural features aims to give an overview of the field of book conservation looking at the book as a three-dimensional structure at the theoretical level as well as with hands-on experience. The course will introduce students to the history of book making, especially concentrating on production in the Western culture. In the workshop students will have an opportunity to make four book facsimiles with various historic bindings using traditional materials and techniques and learn to analyze and document old books in terms of the structure, materials and state of conservation. They will also perform light preventive conservation including building various types of protective covers. To learn more about this course, please review the syllabus, which you can visit our WEBSITE. Introduction to Restoration of Paper in Books and Archival Documents: July 7th – August 3rd This course is an introduction to the restoration of paper in books, archival material and documents. It gives students an understanding of the nature of paper as a material, its history and the evolution of its use over time. The focus is on paper, as a support media for writing and printing, and two-dimensional documents. The course also familiarizes students with the structure of books and their bindings. Besides studying the nature of the material, the course investigates the most common agents of deterioration and the various approaches to restoration of paper. Along with the theoretical lectures, the program includes hands-on workshops comprising: exercises in traditional ways of paper making; testing, analyzing and identifying types of paper, inks, paints, pigments and printing techniques; disassembling books, their bindings, and; exercises using different techniques of paper restoration. The course will include a field project restoring paper documents from the San Gemini Historic Archives and a field trip to Fabriano. To learn more about this course, please review the syllabus, which you can visit our WEBSITE. If you know any students, scholars, or others interested in this type of study, please inform them about our program. We would appreciate it if you could list our program on your organization's website as an available educational resource. We have a 2013 flyer that you may wish to post on your department notice board or forward to interested parties. You can print this from our website, on our About Us page. Please let us know if you have any problem printing and we can email you the PDF. Thank you very much. Cordially, Max Cardillo Director San Gemini Preservation Studies Program If you no longer desire to receive news on our programs, please click on this link. ------“224226_1401_4837_8078_804565753118 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/html; charset="windows-1252"

Dear Colleague,

 

I would like to inform you about our summer 2013 field school, the San Gemini Preservation Studies Program, now in its 14th year, which is dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage and offers students the opportunity to study and travel in Italy. Our deadline for applying is March 15, 2013.

 

In particular, I would like to inform you about two courses we offer: one on paper restoration and a new program on book bindings restoration:

 

Introduction to the Restoration of Book Bindings in Italy:

May 26th – June 22nd

This course on the restoration and conservation of bindings and their structural features aims to give an overview of the field of book conservation looking at the book as a three-dimensional structure at the theoretical level as well as with hands-on experience. The course will introduce students to the history of book making, especially concentrating on production in the Western culture.

 

In the workshop students will have an opportunity to make four book facsimiles with various historic bindings using traditional materials and techniques and learn to analyze and document old books in terms of the structure, materials and state of conservation. They will also perform light preventive conservation including building various types of protective covers.

 

To learn more about this course, please review the syllabus, which you can visit our WEBSITE.

 

Introduction to Restoration of Paper in Books and Archival Documents:

July 7th – August 3rd

This course is an introduction to the restoration of paper in books, archival material and documents. It gives students an understanding of the nature of paper as a material, its history and the evolution of its use over time. The focus is on paper, as a support media for writing and printing, and two-dimensional documents. The course also familiarizes students with the structure of books and their bindings. 

 

Besides studying the nature of the material, the course investigates the most common agents of deterioration and the various approaches to restoration of paper. Along with the theoretical lectures, the program includes hands-on workshops comprising: exercises in traditional ways of paper making; testing, analyzing and identifying types of paper, inks, paints, pigments and printing techniques; disassembling books, their bindings, and; exercises using different techniques of paper restoration.

 

The course will include a field project restoring paper documents from the San Gemini Historic Archives and a field trip to Fabriano. To learn more about this course, please review the syllabus, which you can visit our WEBSITE.

 

If you know any students, scholars, or others interested in this type of study, please inform them about our program. We would appreciate it if you could list our program on your organization's website as an available educational resource.

 

We have a 2013 flyer that you may wish to post on your department notice board or forward to interested parties. You can print this from our website, on our About Us page. Please let us know if you have any problem printing and we can email you the PDF.

 

Thank you very much.

 

Cordially, Max Cardillo

Director

San Gemini Preservation Studies Program

 

If you no longer desire to receive news on our programs, please click on this link.

------“224226_1401_4837_8078_804565753118-- ========================================================================Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 17:49:41 +0000 Reply-To: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> From: "Monroe, Wanda G." <[log in to unmask]> Subject: UNC at Chapel Hill SILS joins the Open Planets Foundation as affiliate member Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="_000_D2D03F86A9B0A445B814C6C0618A6CED2F3CDC12ITSMSXMBS3Fadun_" MIME-Version: 1.0 --_000_D2D03F86A9B0A445B814C6C0618A6CED2F3CDC12ITSMSXMBS3Fadun_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable CHAPEL HILL - The Open Planets Foundation (OPF) has welcomed two new affiliate organizations to its membership: Portico, a digital preservation service, and the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a number one ranked school in the United States. The OPF addresses core digital preservation challenges by engaging with its members and the community to support the development of practical and sustainable tools and services to ensure long-term access to digital content. Its mission is to ensure that its members around the world are able to meet their digital preservation challenges with a solution that is widely adopted and actively being practiced by national heritage organizations and beyond. The international foundation includes members from around the world and hosts a variety of conferences and events including webinars and hackathons. "We are delighted these organizations have decided to join us," said Bram van der Werf, executive director of OPF. "Both organizations have a significant impact on the digital preservation practice on a global scale. The UNC brings expertise in research and education, and Portico for digital preservation services. As members of OPF, UNC and Portico will both play a major role in the further development of tools which are relevant for the OPF community." Both Portico and SILS are enthusiastic to be a part of OPF. "Portico values OPF's focus on practical solutions and its emphasis on a broad-based and active community of practise. We share OPF's belief that the digital preservation community as a whole benefits from the wide-spread sharing of experience, tools, and techniques" said Kate Wittenberg, managing director of Portico. "I am very excited that SILS is joining the OPF and will be helping to extend the reach of the very successful OPF model and community into the US," said Christopher (Cal) Lee, associate professor at SILS. SILS is the first iSchool to join the OPF, and Portico the first digital preservation service organization. The OPF now has three member organizations from the U.S. The current list of members may be viewed at: http://openplanetsfoundation.org/members. For more information about UNC SILS visit: http://sils.unc.edu/. For more information about Portico visit: http://www.portico.org/digital-preservation/. Wanda Monroe Director of Communications School of Information and Library Science University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 108 Manning Hall, CB#3360 Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360 919.843.8337 sils.unc.edu Follow us on Twitter at UNCSILS Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/uncsils --_000_D2D03F86A9B0A445B814C6C0618A6CED2F3CDC12ITSMSXMBS3Fadun_ Content-Type: text/html; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

CHAPEL HILL - The Open Planets Foundation (OPF) has welcomed two new affiliate organizations to its membership: Portico, a digital preservation service, and the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a number one ranked school in the United States.

The OPF addresses core digital preservation challenges by engaging with its members and the community to support the development of practical and sustainable tools and services to ensure long-term access to digital content. Its mission is to ensure that its members around the world are able to meet their digital preservation challenges with a solution that is widely adopted and actively being practiced by national heritage organizations and beyond. The international foundation includes members from around the world and hosts a variety of conferences and events including webinars and hackathons.

“We are delighted these organizations have decided to join us,” said Bram van der Werf, executive director of OPF. “Both organizations have a significant impact on the digital preservation practice on a global scale. The UNC brings expertise in research and education, and Portico for digital preservation services. As members of OPF, UNC and Portico will both play a major role in the further development of tools which are relevant for the OPF community.”

Both Portico and SILS are enthusiastic to be a part of OPF.

"Portico values OPF’s focus on practical solutions and its emphasis on a broad-based and active community of practise. We share OPF's belief that the digital preservation community as a whole benefits from the wide-spread sharing of experience, tools, and techniques” said Kate Wittenberg, managing director of Portico.

“I am very excited that SILS is joining the OPF and will be helping to extend the reach of the very successful OPF model and community into the US,” said Christopher (Cal) Lee, associate professor at SILS.

SILS is the first iSchool to join the OPF, and Portico the first digital preservation service organization. The OPF now has three member organizations from the U.S.

The current list of members may be viewed at: http://openplanetsfoundation.org/members.

For more information about UNC SILS visit: http://sils.unc.edu/.

For more information about Portico visit: http://www.portico.org/digital-preservation/.

 

 

Wanda Monroe

Director of Communications

School of Information and Library Science

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

108 Manning Hall, CB#3360

Chapel Hill, NC  27599-3360

919.843.8337

sils.unc.edu

Follow us on Twitter at UNCSILS

Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/uncsils

 

--_000_D2D03F86A9B0A445B814C6C0618A6CED2F3CDC12ITSMSXMBS3Fadun_-- ========================================================================Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 20:09:28 +0000 Reply-To: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> From: "Cunningham, Flo" <[log in to unmask]> Subject: REMINDER: Learn User Experience Design (UXD) online -- details at our Feb. 27 virtual open house! X-To: "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>, "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>, "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>, "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>, "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>, "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>, "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>, "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>, "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>, "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>, "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>, "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>, "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>, "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>, "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>, "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>, "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>, "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>, "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>, "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>, "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>, "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>, "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>, "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>, "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>, "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>, "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>, "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>, "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>, "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]> Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="_000_91622401DA33BF47A943E7C7A779201A11026769BL2PRD0810MB373_" MIME-Version: 1.0 --_000_91622401DA33BF47A943E7C7A779201A11026769BL2PRD0810MB373_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable (Please excuse multiple postings.) If you've thought about getting a master's degree to pursue a career in User Experience Design (UXD) but couldn't find time to get to class, you'll be happy to learn that you can now earn your degree COMPLETELY ONLINE from Kent State University. User Experience Design (UXD) is offered as a 36-credit-hour concentration in Kent State University's Master of Science in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management (IAKM) program. Our graduates have gone on to successful careers at Google, American Greetings and Progressive Insurance, among many other major companies. UX designers engage in a variety of design activities that help produce interfaces that users enjoy using and that also help organizations meet business goals. UXD addresses the structural, informational, psychological and emotional aspects of what makes a successful user interface, whether it's web, mobile, tablet or any other device. Join us for a free interactive, online open house on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at noon to learn more about the degree program, course scheduling and career opportunities in this field. You'll hear from David Robins, Ph.D., concentration coordinator, and from Rachel Von Hendrix, a current student in the program. You'll also be able to ask questions in real time. Register for the online open house at http://bit.ly/UXD-27feb2013. You'll receive a link to the webinar the day before the event. The session will be recorded and posted to our website for later viewing, if you are unable to attend the live presentation. For more information about the UX program at Kent State, visit http://iakm.kent.edu/user-experience-design/. All the best, Flo <~>~<~>~<~>~<~>~<~>~<~>~<~>~<~>~<~>~<~>~<~>~<~> Flo Cunningham Marketing Communications and Public Relations Specialist School of Library and Information Science Kent State University 330-672-0003 [log in to unmask] www.kent.edu/slis Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ksuslis Twitter: @KentStateSLIS I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. -- Jorge Luis Borges --_000_91622401DA33BF47A943E7C7A779201A11026769BL2PRD0810MB373_ Content-Type: text/html; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

 

(Please excuse multiple postings.)

 

 

If you’ve thought about getting a master’s degree to pursue a career in User Experience Design (UXD) but couldn’t find time to get to class, you’ll be happy to learn that you can now earn your degree COMPLETELY ONLINE from Kent State University.

 

User Experience Design (UXD) is offered as a 36-credit-hour concentration in Kent State University’s Master of Science in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management (IAKM) program. Our graduates have gone on to successful careers at Google, American Greetings and Progressive Insurance, among many other major companies.

 

UX designers engage in a variety of design activities that help produce interfaces that users enjoy using and that also help organizations meet business goals. UXD addresses the structural, informational, psychological and emotional aspects of what makes a successful user interface, whether it's web, mobile, tablet or any other device.

 

Join us for a free interactive, online open house on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at noon to learn more about the degree program, course scheduling and career opportunities in this field. You’ll hear from David Robins, Ph.D., concentration coordinator, and from Rachel Von Hendrix, a current student in the program. You’ll also be able to ask questions in real time.

 

Register for the online open house at http://bit.ly/UXD-27feb2013. You’ll receive a link to the webinar the day before the event. The session will be recorded and posted to our website for later viewing, if you are unable to attend the live presentation.

 

For more information about the UX program at Kent State, visit http://iakm.kent.edu/user-experience-design/.

 

 

 

All the best,

 

Flo

 

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Flo Cunningham

Marketing Communications and Public Relations Specialist

School of Library and Information Science

Kent State University

330-672-0003

[log in to unmask]

 

www.kent.edu/slis

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ksuslis

Twitter: @KentStateSLIS

 

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. -- Jorge Luis Borges

 

--_000_91622401DA33BF47A943E7C7A779201A11026769BL2PRD0810MB373_-- ========================================================================Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:39:53 -0600 Reply-To: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> From: Diane Foote <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Dominican GSLIS Winter 2013 "Off the Shelf" MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="14dae9340f5dc174be04d6a4fbc8" --14dae9340f5dc174be04d6a4fbc8 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="ISO-8859-1" Dominican GSLIS is pleased to present our winter 2013 news via our "Off the Shelf" newsletter, available online at http://www.dom.edu/gslis/OTSWinter2013.html. Enjoy! Diane Foote Assistant Dean Dominican University GSLIS 7900 W. Division St. River Forest, IL 60305 www.dom.edu/gslis --14dae9340f5dc174be04d6a4fbc8 Content-Type: text/html; charset="ISO-8859-1" Dominican GSLIS is pleased to present our winter 2013 news via our "Off the Shelf" newsletter, available online at http://www.dom.edu/gslis/OTSWinter2013.html. Enjoy!

Diane Foote
Assistant Dean
Dominican University GSLIS
7900 W. Division St.
River Forest, IL 60305
www.dom.edu/gslis
--14dae9340f5dc174be04d6a4fbc8-- ========================================================================Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 17:27:02 +0000 Reply-To: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> From: Allyson Carlyle <[log in to unmask]> Subject: FW: From Washington Lib. Assn. to forward to your online MLIS students Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="_000_1620235315E6DF469AC44998412A7C5F014EA314UWITMBX06exchan_" MIME-Version: 1.0 --_000_1620235315E6DF469AC44998412A7C5F014EA314UWITMBX06exchan_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable On behalf of Richard Counsil... From: [log in to unmask] [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Richard Counsil Sent: Monday, February 25, 2013 9:57 AM To: Allyson Carlyle Subject: What WLA members need to know about the new Student Interest Group Hi WLA members, This is Richard Counsil your current iSchool Rep. I very gladly want to draw your attention to the Student Interest Group (SIG), one of the WLA's new IGs this year. My hope is that SIG will be alluring to any member of the WLA, including WLA members attending iSchools other than the one at the UW. Nothing exclusive about it. To give you a sense of the new IG's purpose, here are some of what I think are the most important things to know: SIG HIGHLIGHTS: 1. SIG is a effort to promote professional networking between iSchool students and the WLA community 2. It is an opportunity for iSchool students to gain momentum as active and long-term WLA members 3. It is a way for everyone in the WLA to more easily engage with iSchool students in events and planning 4. It is also a way for WLA members to draw on the enthusiasm and shape the potential of future librarians/library professionals Please don't hesitate to email me with any questions. I will be promoting officer and event information soon! -Richard Richard Counsil MLIS Candidate 2013 The Information School MPA Candidate 2013 The Evans School University of Washington [log in to unmask] I'm currently reading Nightfall by Isaac Asimov -- Richard Counsil MLIS Candidate 2013 The Information School MPA Candidate 2013 The Evans School University of Washington [log in to unmask] I'm currently reading Nightfall by Isaac Asimov --_000_1620235315E6DF469AC44998412A7C5F014EA314UWITMBX06exchan_ Content-Type: text/html; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

On behalf of Richard Counsil…

From: [log in to unmask] [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Richard Counsil
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2013 9:57 AM
To: Allyson Carlyle
Subject: What WLA members need to know about the new Student Interest Group

 Hi WLA members,

 This is Richard Counsil your current iSchool Rep.

 I very gladly want to draw your attention to the Student Interest Group (SIG), one of the WLA's new IGs this year.

My hope is that SIG will be alluring to any member of the WLA, including WLA members attending iSchools other than the one at the UW. Nothing exclusive about it.

To give you a sense of the new IG's purpose, here are some of what I think are the most important things to know: 

 SIG HIGHLIGHTS:

  1. SIG is a effort to promote professional networking between iSchool students and the WLA community
  2. It is an opportunity for iSchool students to gain momentum as active and long-term WLA members
  3. It is a way for everyone in the WLA to more easily engage with iSchool students in events and planning
  4. It is also a way for WLA members to draw on the enthusiasm and shape the potential of future librarians/library professionals

Please don't hesitate to email me with any questions. I will be promoting officer and event information soon!

 -Richard

  

Richard Counsil

MLIS Candidate 2013

The Information School

MPA Candidate 2013

The Evans School

University of Washington

 

I’m currently reading Nightfall by Isaac Asimov







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The Information School
MPA Candidate 2013
The Evans School
University of Washington
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I’m currently reading Nightfall by Isaac Asimov

--_000_1620235315E6DF469AC44998412A7C5F014EA314UWITMBX06exchan_-- ========================================================================Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2013 10:11:45 -0700 Reply-To: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> From: Bruce Fulton <[log in to unmask]> Subject: La SCALA PhD scholarship opportunity MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="----=_NextPart_000_0026_01CE14D2.D900A970" ------=_NextPart_000_0026_01CE14D2.D900A970 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Please excuse any cross-posting ----------- PhD Scholarship: Be a part of creating the future of the information professions - apply to become a La SCALA doctoral scholar. University of Arizona: School of Information Resources and Library Science La SCALA: Latino Scholars Cambio Leadership Academy The School of Information Resources and Library Science (SIRLS) at the University of Arizona is recruiting Hispanic and Latino students to join its doctoral program, La SCALA: Latino Scholars Cambio Leadership Academy, an Institute for Museum and Library Science (IMLS) federally-funded program that provides financial support to students of Hispanic and Latino heritage who wish to pursue advanced degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Recipients of La SCALA funding are referred to as "La SCALA students." The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program of the (IMLS) provides funding for La SCALA students. La SCALA operates on the premise that individuals of Hispanic and Latino backgrounds enjoy unique cultural experiences that contribute to improving LIS education, while also helping to close the educational gap between their underrepresented population in STEM fields and their peers in similar fields. A particular focus of the program is to assist students to identify how their research can be conducted in the context of STEM, with the ultimate goal of placing these students in faculty positions throughout the country. The program emphasizes the role of academic identity and cultural competence in the intellectual and professional development of doctoral students, while challenging participants to step beyond their cultural, social and intellectual comfort zones. La SCALA students will be paired with a senior faculty member as the student's intellectual mentor for the duration of the program, as well as providing a cultural mentor and a group of peer mentors at the school. Besides courses and research activity, La SCALA students will acquire the intellectual and interpersonal skills necessary in their field of study through a rigorous academic and research program. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics areas include but are not limited to: 1) Biodiversity informatics; 2) STEM communication, with an emphasis in science data and communication; 3) Electronic publishing, with an emphasis on e-journals as media for scholarly communication; 4) Knowledge management, with an emphasis on producing a scholar/administrator; 5) Information ethics, with an emphasis on social justice; 6) Cognitive and affective computing, with an emphasis on decision support systems. The selected students will spend three years in active learning and research, and at least one year of teaching and work experiences. Funding may be provided for students who need a fourth year to complete the program. At the University of Arizona, students will have opportunities to work with researchers at iPlant Collaborative, the School of Geography and Development, the School of Information Science, Technology and Arts (SISTA), and/or many field stations such as Biosphere II and the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO), depending on the student's academic interests. La SCALA students also may participate in national research projects with SIRLS faculty, including the Biodiversity Heritage Library and the Encyclopedia of Life. La SCALA students will receive tuition and fee waivers, stipends, health insurance, a laptop computer, and funding to attend one professional conference per year beginning in the second year in the program. La SCALA students will spend one semester of residence with a parallel cohort of students at the University of Tennessee, School of Information Sciences. A cohort of University of Tennessee students will likewise spend a semester at the University of Arizona. La SCALA Selection Criteria * US Citizenship * Hispanic or Latino background * Undergraduate/Graduate studies in STEM-related areas University of Arizona Requirements * Qualifying GRE scores are normally a minimum of the 80th percentile * Undergraduate/graduate GPA of 3.0 or above * Additional Ph.D. admission requirements as listed on the SIRLS website at the following link: http://sirls.arizona.edu/programs/phd/admissions Students submit applications through the University Graduate College. The SIRLS Doctoral Committee makes recommendations for admissions to the Graduate College, which determines final admission to the PhD program. Only accepted students can be considered for La SCALA funding. For more information, please refer to the Graduate College application procedures webpage at http://grad.arizona.edu/admissions/application-procedures. Please visit the SIRLS website at http://sirls.arizona.edu/programs/phd ------=_NextPart_000_0026_01CE14D2.D900A970 Content-Type: text/html; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

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PhD Scholarship: Be a part of creating the future of the information professions – apply to become a La SCALA doctoral scholar.

University of Arizona: School of Information Resources and Library Science

La SCALA: Latino Scholars Cambio Leadership Academy

The School of Information Resources and Library Science (SIRLS) at the University of Arizona is recruiting Hispanic and Latino students to join its doctoral program, La SCALA: Latino Scholars Cambio Leadership Academy, an Institute for Museum and Library Science (IMLS) federally-funded program that provides financial support to students of Hispanic and Latino heritage who wish to pursue advanced degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Recipients of La SCALA funding are referred to as “La SCALA students.”

The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program of the (IMLS) provides funding for La SCALA students. La SCALA operates on the premise that individuals of Hispanic and Latino backgrounds enjoy unique cultural experiences that contribute to improving LIS education, while also helping to close the educational gap between their underrepresented population in STEM fields and their peers in similar fields. A particular focus of the program is to assist students to identify how their research can be conducted in the context of STEM, with the ultimate goal of placing these students in faculty positions throughout the country. The program emphasizes the role of academic identity and cultural competence in the intellectual and professional development of doctoral students, while challenging participants to step beyond their cultural, social and intellectual comfort zones.

La SCALA students will be paired with a senior faculty member as the student’s intellectual mentor for the duration of the program, as well as providing a cultural mentor and a group of peer mentors at the school. Besides courses and research activity, La SCALA students will acquire the intellectual and interpersonal skills necessary in their field of study through a rigorous academic and research program.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics areas include but are not limited to:
1) Biodiversity informatics;
2) STEM communication, with an emphasis in science data and communication;
3) Electronic publishing, with an emphasis on e-journals as media for scholarly communication;
4) Knowledge management, with an emphasis on producing a scholar/administrator;
5) Information ethics, with an emphasis on social justice;
6) Cognitive and affective computing, with an emphasis on decision support systems.

The selected students will spend three years in active learning and research, and at least one year of teaching and work experiences. Funding may be provided for students who need a fourth year to complete the program. At the University of Arizona, students will have opportunities to work with researchers at iPlant Collaborative, the School of Geography and Development, the School of Information Science, Technology and Arts (SISTA), and/or many field stations such as Biosphere II and the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO), depending on the student’s academic interests. La SCALA students also may participate in national research projects with SIRLS faculty, including the Biodiversity Heritage Library and the Encyclopedia of Life.

La SCALA students will receive tuition and fee waivers, stipends, health insurance, a laptop computer, and funding to attend one professional conference per year beginning in the second year in the program. La SCALA students will spend one semester of residence with a parallel cohort of students at the University of Tennessee, School of Information Sciences. A cohort of University of Tennessee students will likewise spend a semester at the University of Arizona.

La SCALA Selection Criteria

  • US Citizenship
  • Hispanic or Latino background
  • Undergraduate/Graduate studies in STEM-related areas

University of Arizona Requirements

  • Qualifying GRE scores are normally a minimum of the 80th percentile
  • Undergraduate/graduate GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Additional Ph.D. admission requirements as listed on the SIRLS website at the following link: http://sirls.arizona.edu/programs/phd/admissions

Students submit applications through the University Graduate College. The SIRLS Doctoral Committee makes recommendations for admissions to the Graduate College, which determines final admission to the PhD program. Only accepted students can be considered for La SCALA funding. For more information, please refer to the Graduate College application procedures webpage at http://grad.arizona.edu/admissions/application-procedures.

Please visit the SIRLS website at http://sirls.arizona.edu/programs/phd

 

------=_NextPart_000_0026_01CE14D2.D900A970-- ========================================================================Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2013 21:42:47 +0000 Reply-To: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> From: "Yuan, Xiaojun" <[log in to unmask]> Subject: call for participants Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="_000_02AF1D67D6BE8849A92405E1597DDEBB425F736CBY2PRD0410MB353_" MIME-Version: 1.0 --_000_02AF1D67D6BE8849A92405E1597DDEBB425F736CBY2PRD0410MB353_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset="Windows-1252" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Dear participants, Dr. Xiaojun Yuan (faculty member) from the department of Information Studies, Dima Kassab (Ph.D. student) and Jami Cotler (Ph.D. student) from the department of Informatics at SUNY at Albany are starting the second phase of the project "Understanding the information needs and search behaviors of mobile Internet' users." The objective of this phase is to collect more information regarding the daily use of mobile social networks. We would like to invite you to participate in our research study. You may participate if you are over 18 years old, have a mobile data plan, and familiar with the mobile Internet. Participants will be asked to fill in a survey. The survey takes about 10 minutes. It includes questions regarding your device and your use of social networks. Your participation will be anonymous. Participation in this study is voluntary. You will have the chance to give us your suggestions and comments regarding mobile social networks. This information will be used to improve the mobile social network use. This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board in UAlbany. If you would like to participate in this research study, please fill in the following survey: http://fs6.formsite.com/kg141/form7/index.html If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dima Kassab at [log in to unmask]. Your Rights as a Participant If you have questions concerning your rights as a research participant or if you wish to report any concerns about the study, please contact the University at Albany’s Office of Regulatory Research Compliance at its toll-free phone number 1-866-857-5459 or via email at [log in to unmask]. Thanks for your time! --_000_02AF1D67D6BE8849A92405E1597DDEBB425F736CBY2PRD0410MB353_ Content-Type: text/html; charset="Windows-1252" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

Dear participants,

 

Dr. Xiaojun Yuan (faculty member) from the department of Information Studies, Dima

Kassab (Ph.D. student) and Jami Cotler (Ph.D. student) from the department of Informatics

at SUNY at Albany are starting the second phase of the project "Understanding the

information needs and search behaviors of mobile Internet' users." The objective of this phase

is to collect more information regarding the daily use of mobile social networks. We would

like to invite you to participate in our research study. You may participate if you are over 18

years old, have a mobile data plan, and familiar with the mobile Internet.

 

Participants will be asked to fill in a survey. The survey takes about 10 minutes. It

includes questions regarding your device and your use of social networks. Your participation

will be anonymous.

 

Participation in this study is voluntary. You will have the chance to give us your

suggestions and comments regarding mobile social networks. This information will be used

to improve the mobile social network use.

 

This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board in UAlbany.

 

If you would like to participate in this research study, please fill in the following

survey:

http://fs6.formsite.com/kg141/form7/index.html

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dima Kassab at

[log in to unmask].

 

Your Rights as a Participant

 

If you have questions concerning your rights as a research participant or if you wish to report

any concerns about the study, please contact the University at Albany’s Office of Regulatory

Research Compliance at its toll-free phone number 1-866-857-5459 or via email at

[log in to unmask].

 

Thanks for your time!

--_000_02AF1D67D6BE8849A92405E1597DDEBB425F736CBY2PRD0410MB353_-- ========================================================================Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2013 23:53:01 +0000 Reply-To: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> From: "Mary E. Carroll-Mason" <[log in to unmask]> Subject: School Library Specialization at Maryland's iSchool Receives National Recognition from NCATE Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="_000_A81045980FCFE544832266F5C4459AAB2E59394BOITMX1003ADUMDE_" MIME-Version: 1.0 --_000_A81045980FCFE544832266F5C4459AAB2E59394BOITMX1003ADUMDE_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable School Library Specialization at Maryland's iSchool Receives National Recognition from NCATE College Park, MD (February 27, 2013)-- The School Library specialization of the University of Maryland's College of Information Studies, Maryland's iSchool, recently received national recognition from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This honor places the Master of Library Science (MLS) program among only a handful that hold accreditation from both the American Library Association (ALA) and national recognition of its School Library specialization from NCATE. "The School Library program at Maryland's iSchool prepares students to fulfill the five roles of the contemporary school librarian as leader, teacher, instructional partner, information specialist, and program administrator," says Ann Carlson Weeks, associate dean for academic programs. "National recognition from NCATE signifies that the coursework has met the ALA/AASL standards for the preparation of school librarians as part of the NCATE accreditation process." The School Library curriculum was reviewed as part of NCATE's rigorous accreditation process of the College of Education. Within the iSchool, this process was led by Mega Subramaniam, assistant professor; Ann Carlson Weeks; and Sheri Massey, lecturer and assistant director of the School Library specialization; and assisted by June Ahn, assistant professor, Bruce Ambacher, visiting professor; and Master of Library Science and School Library specialization student, Emily Likins-Hohman. Faculty and staff from the College of Education worked closely with the iSchool faculty throughout this multi-year effort. Founded in 1954, NCATE is recognized by the U. S. Department of Education as a specialized accrediting body for schools, colleges, and departments of education. NCATE and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) have consolidated and are now transitioning into the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). About Maryland's iSchool The College of Information Studies, Maryland's iSchool, empowers people, organizations and society to use information effectively through its research and undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. Maryland's iSchool enables students and faculty to create new ways for people to connect with information that will transform society and is ideally located in the information capital of the world- the Washington DC metro region. The iSchool is transforming itself as well, from a small college with a strong foundation in library and information studies programs to a fast-growing and groundbreaking center of expertise that will help people manage the information explosion from childhood to adulthood. For more information, visit www.ischool.umd.edu. Mary Carroll-Mason Communications Coordinator College of Information Studies, Maryland's iSchool University of Maryland 4105J Hornbake Building College Park, MD 20742 [log in to unmask] (301) 405-1260 ischool.umd.edu Twitter: @I_UMD --_000_A81045980FCFE544832266F5C4459AAB2E59394BOITMX1003ADUMDE_ Content-Type: text/html; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

School Library Specialization at Maryland's iSchool Receives National Recognition from NCATE

 

College Park, MD (February 27, 2013)-- The School Library specialization of the University of Maryland's College of Information Studies, Maryland's iSchool, recently received national recognition from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This honor places the Master of Library Science (MLS) program among only a handful that hold accreditation from both the American Library Association (ALA) and national recognition of its School Library specialization from NCATE.

 

"The School Library program at Maryland's iSchool prepares students to fulfill the five roles of the contemporary school librarian as leader, teacher, instructional partner, information specialist, and program administrator," says Ann Carlson Weeks, associate dean for academic programs. "National recognition from NCATE signifies that the coursework has met the ALA/AASL standards for the preparation of school librarians as part of the NCATE accreditation process."

The School Library curriculum was reviewed as part of NCATE's rigorous accreditation process of the College of Education. Within the iSchool, this process was led by Mega Subramaniam, assistant professor; Ann Carlson Weeks; and Sheri Massey, lecturer and assistant director of the School Library specialization; and assisted by June Ahn, assistant professor, Bruce Ambacher, visiting professor; and Master of Library Science and School Library specialization student, Emily Likins-Hohman. Faculty and staff from the College of Education worked closely with the iSchool faculty throughout this multi-year effort.

 

Founded in 1954, NCATE is recognized by the U. S. Department of Education as a specialized accrediting body for schools, colleges, and departments of education. NCATE and the Teacher Education

Accreditation Council (TEAC) have consolidated and are now transitioning into the Council for the

Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

 

About Maryland’s iSchool

 

The College of Information Studies, Maryland's iSchool, empowers people, organizations and society to use information effectively through its research and undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. Maryland's iSchool enables students and faculty to create new ways for people to connect with information that will transform society and is ideally located in the information capital of the world- the Washington DC metro region. The iSchool is transforming itself as well, from a small college with a strong foundation in library and information studies programs to a fast-growing and groundbreaking center of expertise that will help people manage the information explosion from childhood to adulthood.

 

For more information, visit www.ischool.umd.edu.

 

 

 

Mary Carroll-Mason

Communications Coordinator

College of Information Studies, Maryland's iSchool

University of Maryland

4105J Hornbake Building

College Park, MD 20742

[log in to unmask]

(301) 405-1260

ischool.umd.edu

Twitter: @I_UMD

 

--_000_A81045980FCFE544832266F5C4459AAB2E59394BOITMX1003ADUMDE_-- ========================================================================Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2013 10:20:49 -0800 Reply-To: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> From: DCMI Announce <[log in to unmask]> Subject: 2nd Announcement: DC-2013 call for participation MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="bcaec501630140a1ab04d6ccf381" --bcaec501630140a1ab04d6ccf381 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="windows-1252" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable *** Please excuse the cross-posting *** "LINKING TO THE FUTURE" International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications 2-6 September 2013, Lisbon, Portugal ============================================= 2nd ANNOUNCEMENT: DC-2013 CALL FOR PARTICIPATION ============================================= DC-2013 will explore questions regarding the persistence, maintenance, and preservation of metadata and descriptive vocabularies. The need for stable representations and descriptions spans all sectors including cultural heritage and scientific data, eGovernment, finance and commerce. Thus, the maintenance and management of metadata is essential to address the long term availability of information of legal, cultural and economic value. On the web, data—and especially descriptive vocabularies—can change or vanish from one moment to the next. Nonetheless, the web increasingly forms the ecosystem for our vocabularies and our data. DC-2013 will bring together in Lisbon the community of metadata scholars and practitioners to engage in the exchange of knowledge and best practices in developing a sustainable metadata ecosystem. DC-2013 will be collocated and run simultaneous with iPRES 2013 providing a rich environment for synergistic exploration of issues common to both communities. ============================================= IMPORTANT DEADLINES & DATES: --SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 29 March 2013 --AUTHOR NOTIFICATION: 7 June 2013 --FINAL COPY: 5 July 2013 --------------------------------------------- IMPORTANT URLS: --ONLINE CFP: http://purl.org/dcevents/dc-2013/cfp --CONFERENCE WEBSITE: http://purl.org/dcevents/dc-2013 --SUBMISSION URL: http://dcevents.dublincore.org/index.php/IntConf/dc-2013/author/submit?requiresAuthor=1 --ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: http://dcevents.dublincore.org/index.php/IntConf/dc-2013/about/organizingTeam ============================================= Beyond the conference theme, papers, reports, and poster submissions are welcome on a wide range of metadata topics, such as: -- Metadata principles, guidelines, and best practices -- Metadata quality (methods, tools, and practices) -- Conceptual models and frameworks (e.g., RDF, DCAM, OAIS) -- Application profiles -- Metadata generation (methods, tools, and practices) -- Metadata interoperability across domains, languages, time, structures, and scales. -- Cross-domain metadata uses (e.g., recordkeeping, preservation, curation, institutional repositories, publishing) -- Domain metadata (e.g., for corporations, cultural memory institutions, education, government, and scientific fields) -- Bibliographic standards (e.g., RDA, FRBR, subject headings) as Semantic Web vocabularies -- Accessibility metadata -- Metadata for scientific data, e-Science and grid applications -- Social tagging and user participation in building metadata -- Usage data (paradata/attention metadata) -- Knowledge Organization Systems (e.g., ontologies, taxonomies, authority files, folksonomies, and thesauri) and Simple Knowledge Organization Systems (SKOS) -- Ontology design and development -- Integration of metadata and ontologies -- Search engines and metadata -- Linked data and the Semantic Web (metadata and applications) -- Vocabulary registries and registry services --------------------------------------------- SUBMISSIONS --All submissions must be in English. --All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the International Program Committee. --Unless previously arranged, accepted papers, project reports and posters must be presented in Lisbon by at least one of their authors. Submissions for Asynchronous Participation: With prior arrangement, a few exceptional papers, project reports and extended poster abstracts will be accepted for asynchronous presentation by their authors. Submissions accepted for asynchronous presentation must follow both the general author guidelines for submission as well as additional instructions located at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/index/pages/view/remote. --------------------------------------------- PUBLICATION -- Accepted papers, project reports and poster abstracts will be published in the permanent online conference proceedings and in DCMI Publications ( http://dcpapers.dublincore.org/). -- Special session and community workshop session abstracts will be published in the online conference proceedings. -- Papers, research reports and poster abstracts must conform to the appropriate formatting template available through the DCMI Peer Review System. -- Submitting authors in all categories must provide basic information regarding current professional positions and affiliations as a condition of acceptance and publication. --------------------------------------------- SUBMISSION CATEGORIES FULL PAPERS (8-10 pages; Peer reviewed): Full papers either describe innovative work in detail or provide critical, well-referenced overviews of key developments or good practice in the areas outlined above. Full papers will be assessed using the following criteria: (1) Originality of the approach to the topic and potential for implementation (2) Quality of the contribution to the implementation community (3) Significance of the results presented (4) Clarity of presentation PROJECT REPORTS (4-5 pages; Peer reviewed): Project reports describe a specific model, application, or activity in a concise presentation. Project reports will be assessed using the following criteria: (1) Conciseness and completeness of technical description (2) Usability of the technical description by other potential implementers (3) Clarity of presentation POSTERS (1-2 pages; Peer reviewed): Posters are for the presentation of projects or research under development or late-breaking results. Poster submission should consist of a one-two page extended abstract. Posters will be assessed using the following criteria: (1) Concise statement of research or project goals and milestones (2) Significance of the research or project (3) Framing of key barriers and future research (4) Statement of results and accomplishments (5) Clarity of presentation One or more sessions will be scheduled for display and discussion of posters at the conference venue. Instructions on the preparation of the display poster can be found at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/index.php/IntConf/index/pages/view/posterAuthors . SPECIAL & PANEL SESSIONS: Special and panel sessions are organized by experts in a specific area of metadata. Each special session serves as a focused exchange of the latest research and/or best practice in the area. A proposal for a special session consists of a single document of approximately 800-1,200 words in length containing: --Session title --35-50 word abstract for use in promoting the session --Brief description of the scope and motivation for the session --Names and brief CVs of session facilitators, presenters, or panelists --Brief CVs of the organizers DCMI COMMUNITY & TASK GROUP WORKSHOP SESSIONS: DCMI Community Workshop & Task Group Sessions are intended to: (1) advance the specific work of DCMI entities as defined at http://dublincore.org/groups/#communities; and (2) to set the work agenda for the Community or Task Group for the coming year. Note: Communities wanting to present a special session or a panel in the area of the Community's interest should submit a proposal under Special & Panel Sessions above. --------------------------------------------- PROGRAM COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS Kai Eckert --Research Group Data and Web Science, University of Mannheim, Germany Muriel Foulonneau --Knowledge Intensive Systems and Services, Tudor Research Centre, Luxembourg ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: http://dcevents.dublincore.org/index.php/IntConf/dc-2013/about/organizingTeam --bcaec501630140a1ab04d6ccf381 Content-Type: text/html; charset="windows-1252" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
*** Please excuse the cross-posting ***

"LINKING TO THE FUTURE"
International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications
2-6 September 2013, Lisbon, Portugal

=============================================
2nd ANNOUNCEMENT: DC-2013 CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
=============================================

DC-2013 will explore questions regarding the persistence, maintenance, and preservation of metadata and descriptive vocabularies. The need for stable representations and descriptions spans all sectors including cultural heritage and scientific data, eGovernment, finance and commerce. Thus, the maintenance and management of metadata is essential to address the long term availability of information of legal, cultural and economic value.  On the web, data—and especially descriptive vocabularies—can change or vanish from one moment to the next. Nonetheless, the web increasingly forms the ecosystem for our vocabularies and our data. DC-2013 will bring together in Lisbon the community of metadata scholars and practitioners to engage in the exchange of knowledge and best practices in developing a sustainable metadata ecosystem.

DC-2013 will be collocated and run simultaneous with iPRES 2013 providing a rich environment for synergistic exploration of issues common to both communities.

=============================================
IMPORTANT DEADLINES & DATES:
--SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 29 March 2013
--AUTHOR NOTIFICATION: 7 June 2013
--FINAL COPY: 5 July 2013
---------------------------------------------
IMPORTANT URLS:
--CONFERENCE WEBSITE: http://purl.org/dcevents/dc-2013 
=============================================

Beyond the conference theme, papers, reports, and poster submissions are welcome on a wide range of metadata topics, such as:

-- Metadata principles, guidelines, and best practices
-- Metadata quality (methods, tools, and practices)
-- Conceptual models and frameworks (e.g., RDF, DCAM, OAIS)
-- Application profiles
-- Metadata generation (methods, tools, and practices)
-- Metadata interoperability across domains, languages, 
   time, structures, and scales.
-- Cross-domain metadata uses (e.g., recordkeeping, preservation, 
   curation, institutional repositories, publishing)
-- Domain metadata (e.g., for corporations, cultural memory 
   institutions, education, government, and scientific fields)
-- Bibliographic standards (e.g., RDA, FRBR, subject headings) 
   as Semantic Web vocabularies
-- Accessibility metadata
-- Metadata for scientific data, e-Science and grid applications
-- Social tagging and user participation in building metadata
-- Usage data (paradata/attention metadata)
-- Knowledge Organization Systems (e.g., ontologies, taxonomies, 
   authority files, folksonomies, and thesauri) and Simple Knowledge 
   Organization Systems (SKOS)
-- Ontology design and development
-- Integration of metadata and ontologies
-- Search engines and metadata
-- Linked data and the Semantic Web (metadata and applications)
-- Vocabulary registries and registry services

---------------------------------------------
SUBMISSIONS

--All submissions must be in English.  
--All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the International Program Committee.
--Unless previously arranged, accepted papers, project reports and posters must be presented in Lisbon by at least one of their authors.

Submissions for Asynchronous Participation:  With prior arrangement, a few exceptional papers, project reports and extended poster abstracts will be accepted for asynchronous presentation by their authors. Submissions accepted for asynchronous presentation must follow both the general author guidelines for submission as well as additional instructions located at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/index/pages/view/remote.

---------------------------------------------
PUBLICATION  

-- Accepted papers, project reports and poster abstracts will be published in the permanent online conference proceedings and in DCMI Publications (http://dcpapers.dublincore.org/).      
-- Special session and community workshop session abstracts will be published in the online conference proceedings. 
-- Papers, research reports and poster abstracts must conform to the appropriate formatting template available through the DCMI Peer Review System.    
-- Submitting authors in all categories must provide basic information regarding current professional positions and affiliations as a condition of acceptance and publication.

---------------------------------------------
SUBMISSION CATEGORIES

FULL PAPERS (8-10 pages; Peer reviewed): Full papers either describe innovative work in detail or provide critical, well-referenced overviews of key developments or good practice in the areas outlined above. Full papers will be assessed using the following criteria:

(1) Originality of the approach to the topic and potential for implementation
(2) Quality of the contribution to the implementation community
(3) Significance of the results presented
(4) Clarity of presentation 

PROJECT REPORTS (4-5 pages; Peer reviewed): Project reports describe a specific model, application, or activity in a concise presentation. Project reports will be assessed using the following criteria:

(1) Conciseness and completeness of technical description
(2) Usability of the technical description by other potential implementers
(3) Clarity of presentation 

POSTERS (1-2 pages; Peer reviewed): Posters are for the presentation of projects or research under development or late-breaking results. Poster submission should consist of a one-two page extended abstract.  Posters will be assessed using the following criteria:

(1) Concise statement of research or project goals and milestones
(2) Significance of the research or project
(3) Framing of key barriers and future research
(4) Statement of results and accomplishments
(5) Clarity of presentation

One or more sessions will be scheduled for display and discussion of posters at the conference venue. Instructions on the preparation of the display poster can be found at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/index.php/IntConf/index/pages/view/posterAuthors.

SPECIAL & PANEL SESSIONS: Special and panel sessions are organized by experts in a specific area of metadata. Each special session serves as a focused exchange of the latest research and/or best practice in the area. A proposal for a special session consists of a single document of approximately 800-1,200 words in length containing:

--Session title
--35-50 word abstract for use in promoting the session
--Brief description of the scope and motivation for the session
--Names and brief CVs of session facilitators, presenters, or panelists
--Brief CVs of the organizers

DCMI COMMUNITY & TASK GROUP WORKSHOP SESSIONS: DCMI Community Workshop & Task Group Sessions are intended to: (1) advance the specific work of DCMI entities as defined at http://dublincore.org/groups/#communities; and (2) to set the work agenda for the Community or Task Group for the coming year. Note: Communities wanting to present a special session or a panel in the area of the Community's interest should submit a proposal under Special & Panel Sessions above.

---------------------------------------------
PROGRAM COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS 
Kai Eckert
--Research Group Data and Web Science, University of Mannheim, Germany
Muriel Foulonneau
--Knowledge Intensive Systems and Services, Tudor Research Centre, Luxembourg 

--bcaec501630140a1ab04d6ccf381-- ========================================================================Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2013 10:39:08 -0800 Reply-To: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> From: Nicole Purviance <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference - Call for Keynote Nominations MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="----=_NextPart_000_0565_01CE159F.D7FDA230" ------=_NextPart_000_0565_01CE159F.D7FDA230 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Nominate Keynote Presenters for the Library 2.013 Conference Last year, we invited you to nominate keynote speakers to lead the global conversation about the future of libraries during the Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference. Thanks to your input, we celebrated a dynamic lineup of keynote presenters including Moreno Barros from Brazil, Kathryn Greenhill from Australia, David Weinberger from the United States, Laura Malita from Romania, and many other renowned library and information science leaders from around the world. As we gear up for the Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference , scheduled for October 18-19, 2013, we invite you to once again nominate your favorite speakers. Who has inspired you lately? Have you heard a talk that gave you an aha moment? As you think about who you want to nominate, please keep in mind that keynote presenters do not have to speak English or travel for this conference. The Library 2.013 conference will be held in multiple languages and time zones entirely online. To make your nominations, please fill out and submit the online keynote speaker nomination form . All nominations must be received by March 31, 2013. Self-nominations will also be accepted. The Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference is a participatory conference open to the public. In addition to keynote speakers, the conference thrives on the research and knowledge shared by the library and information science community. Everyone is invited to submit a presentation proposal - the official call for proposals will go out in early April 2013. This year, the virtual conference will cover eight subject strands, although presentations do not have to fit into the conference strands to be considered. Library 2.013 Conference Strands STRAND 1: Digital Services, Preservation, and Access STRAND 2: Emerging Technologies and Trends STRAND 3: Learning Commons (for school libraries and/or academic libraries) STRAND 4: Management of Libraries and Information Centers in the 21st Century STRAND 5: User Centered Services and Models STRAND 6: Library and Information Professionals - Evolving Roles and Opportunities STRAND 7: Doctoral Student Research STRAND 8: Library and Information Center "Tours" To view examples of presentation topics for each subject strand, click here . Pinterest fans are also encouraged to follow the Library 2.013 Pinterest board . For more information about the Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference, please email us at [log in to unmask] . Please share this announcement with your colleagues and friends. The San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science is a founding partner of the annual Library 2.0 global conference series. The nationally ranked school offers two fully online master's degrees, a fully online certificate program, and a doctoral program: Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master of Archives and Records Administration (MARA), Post-Master's Certificate in Library and Information Science, and the San Jose Gateway PhD Program. Learn more about the school's programs and lifelong learning opportunities at: http://slisweb.sjsu.edu ------=_NextPart_000_0565_01CE159F.D7FDA230 Content-Type: text/html; charset="US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

Nominate Keynote Presenters for the Library 2.013 Conference

 

Last year, we invited you to nominate keynote speakers to lead the global conversation about the future of libraries during the Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference. Thanks to your input, we celebrated a dynamic lineup of keynote presenters including Moreno Barros from Brazil, Kathryn Greenhill from Australia, David Weinberger from the United States, Laura Malita from Romania, and many other renowned library and information science leaders from around the world.

 

As we gear up for the Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference, scheduled for October 18-19, 2013, we invite you to once again nominate your favorite speakers. Who has inspired you lately? Have you heard a talk that gave you an aha moment? As you think about who you want to nominate, please keep in mind that keynote presenters do not have to speak English or travel for this conference. The Library 2.013 conference will be held in multiple languages and time zones entirely online. To make your nominations, please fill out and submit the online keynote speaker nomination form. All nominations must be received by March 31, 2013. Self-nominations will also be accepted.

 

The Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference is a participatory conference open to the public. In addition to keynote speakers, the conference thrives on the research and knowledge shared by the library and information science community. Everyone is invited to submit a presentation proposal – the official call for proposals will go out in early April 2013. This year, the virtual conference will cover eight subject strands, although presentations do not have to fit into the conference strands to be considered.

 

Library 2.013 Conference Strands

 

STRAND 1: Digital Services, Preservation, and Access

STRAND 2: Emerging Technologies and Trends

STRAND 3: Learning Commons (for school libraries and/or academic libraries)

STRAND 4: Management of Libraries and Information Centers in the 21st Century

STRAND 5: User Centered Services and Models

STRAND 6: Library and Information Professionals – Evolving Roles and Opportunities

STRAND 7: Doctoral Student Research

STRAND 8: Library and Information Center “Tours”

 

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------=_NextPart_000_0565_01CE159F.D7FDA230-- ========================================================================Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2013 20:19:15 +0000 Reply-To: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]> From: "Knott, Cheryl Ann - (cherylknott)" <[log in to unmask]> Subject: U of Arizona eSociety job opening Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="_000_1C414811C980B64285622E56EF253D6B0E40D362Carouselcatneta_" MIME-Version: 1.0 --_000_1C414811C980B64285622E56EF253D6B0E40D362Carouselcatneta_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable The School of Information Resources and Library Science invites applications for a non-tenure eligible Assistant Professor position beginning fall 2013 for the University of Arizona's new eSociety undergraduate major, an interdisciplinary program of study focused on the social and technical analysis of life in the digital and information age. The University and School: The School of Information Resources and Library Science (SIRLS) is an academic department and a professional school in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona, Arizona's only public land grant university. The School of Information Resources and Library Science aims to inspire interdisciplinary understanding, diverse interpretation, creation, and use of the emerging knowledge and information environments of the 21st century through innovative instruction and state-of-the-art technology. The School is a place for the interdisciplinary study of information, broadly conceived, and is focused on maintaining a progressive agenda tied to preparing students for living, thinking, and working in the digital age. This position provides health insurance, qualified tuition reduction, retirement and other benefits. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. Duties and Responsibilities Teaching (60%): Instruction of general education and other undergraduate courses (e.g., social media, online collaborative work, theories of new media). (3 courses per semester). Service (40%): Develop curriculum (e.g., capstone and internship course); facilitate community-based partnerships for the placement of interns; coordinate professional 'student shadows' in the field; and provide career, professional, and practical advising to undergraduate students majoring in eSociety and other programs in the School. Minimum Qualifications (1) PhD or commensurate degree in Information Science, Communication, Education, Journalism, Sociology, or related fields of study. (2) Evidence of experience teaching undergraduate courses, ideally in at least two of the three following areas: social media, critical/cultural theory, media or Internet studies, digital society. (3) Experience with curriculum development or community-based teaching and learning experiences. Applicants with previous experience with facilitating student internships or as undergraduate student advisors are especially encouraged to apply. (4) Commitment to preparing undergraduate students for citizenry, work, and life in a diverse, multicultural, and interconnected society. The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA - M/W/D/V Employer. Position Title Assistant Professor (non-tenure eligible) Full Time Faculty Department 3206-Sch Of Info Res & Library Sci College/Division College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Departmental Contact Kris Hogeboom Departmental Contact Phone 520-621-3566 Departmental Contact Email [log in to unmask] Job Open Date 02-20-2013 Job Close Date Open Until Filled (Review begins on 03-15-2013) Documents required to be attached electronically with this application Letter of Interest Curriculum Vitae To apply for this position, please see: https://www.uacareertrack.com/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1361598671640 --_000_1C414811C980B64285622E56EF253D6B0E40D362Carouselcatneta_ Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

The School of Information Resources and Library Science invites applications for a non-tenure eligible Assistant Professor position beginning fall 2013 for the University of Arizona's new eSociety undergraduate major, an interdisciplinary program of study focused on the social and technical analysis of life in the digital and information age.

 

The University and School: The School of Information Resources and Library Science (SIRLS) is an academic department and a professional school in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona, Arizona's only public land grant university. The School of Information Resources and Library Science aims to inspire interdisciplinary understanding, diverse interpretation, creation, and use of the emerging knowledge and information environments of the 21st century through innovative instruction and state-of-the-art technology. The School is a place for the interdisciplinary study of information, broadly conceived, and is focused on maintaining a progressive agenda tied to preparing students for living, thinking, and working in the digital age.

 

This position provides health insurance, qualified tuition reduction, retirement and other benefits. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities        

Teaching (60%): Instruction of general education and other undergraduate courses (e.g., social media, online collaborative work, theories of new media). (3 courses per semester).

Service (40%): Develop curriculum (e.g., capstone and internship course); facilitate community-based partnerships for the placement of interns; coordinate professional 'student shadows' in the field; and provide career, professional, and practical advising to undergraduate students majoring in eSociety and other programs in the School. 

 

Minimum Qualifications                

(1) PhD or commensurate degree in Information Science, Communication, Education, Journalism, Sociology, or related fields of study.

(2) Evidence of experience teaching undergraduate courses, ideally in at least two of the three following areas: social media, critical/cultural theory, media or Internet studies, digital society.

(3) Experience with curriculum development or community-based teaching and learning experiences. Applicants with previous experience with facilitating student internships or as undergraduate student advisors are especially encouraged to apply.

(4) Commitment to preparing undergraduate students for citizenry, work, and life in a diverse, multicultural, and interconnected society. 

 

The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA - M/W/D/V Employer.

 

Position Title                                        Assistant Professor (non-tenure eligible) Full Time Faculty

Department                                           3206-Sch Of Info Res & Library Sci 

College/Division                                   College of Social and Behavioral Sciences 

Departmental Contact                           Kris Hogeboom 

Departmental Contact Phone                520-621-3566 

Departmental Contact Email                 [log in to unmask] 

Job Open Date                                      02-20-2013 

Job Close Date                                     Open Until Filled (Review begins on 03-15-2013) 

 

Documents required to be attached electronically with this application                

     Letter of Interest

     Curriculum Vitae 

 

To apply for this position, please see:

https://www.uacareertrack.com/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1361598671640    

 

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