Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Travel grant - Moakley Archive and Institute

The Moakley Archive and Institute at Suffolk University has created a new Research Travel Grant program to support scholars conducting research using the University's archival manuscript collections. Offered for the first time in 2012, the grant program is intended to increase awareness of the Archive's collections and encourage use of some lesser-known resources.

The Archives' manuscript collections contain an array of records from the 20th and 21st Centuries which focus on U.S. foreign policy with El Salvador and Cuba; Congressman John Joseph Moakley; consumer affairs; Eugene O'Neill; Massachusetts politics, 1950-2001; U.N. Conferences on Women; women in the French Resistance; U.S. Congress, 1973-2001; and U.S. immigration policy. To learn more about our holdings, please visit our Collections and Research Topics pages.

Grants of up to $1500 will be awarded to scholars to underwrite their travel, lodging, copying and other research expenses. Primary consideration will be given to projects involving the substantive study of issues related to Suffolk University, the career of Congressman John Joseph Moakley, and the study of the United States Congress. The types of projects that could receive funding include books, dissertations, theses, scholarly articles, documentaries and films, exhibits, and Web-based projects.

Additional information about the grant program and the application process can be found on the Research Grants page.

To apply, please email completed applications to Julia Howington, University Archivist/Moakley Institute Director by March 2, 2012. Award notification will take place in April 2012.

Friday, January 27, 2012

CFP - Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship

The latest "E-Resource Round Up" column for volume 24, number 2 of the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship (JERL) is currently in preparation and the column editors are looking for contributions. If you've attended a conference or program recently or plan to attend ALA Midwinter or other professional meetings this month related to electronic resources in libraries, please consider submitting a report for the column.

The "E-Resource Round Up" column is dedicated to helping JERL readers better understand topics related to the ever-changing world of electronic resources and their roles in libraries. It covers developments in the areas of new and emerging technologies and systems related to electronic resources and the digital environment; reports from professional discussion groups, meetings, presentations, and conferences; news and trends related to electronic resource librarianship; tips and suggestions on various aspects of working with electronic resources; opinion pieces; vendor activities; and upcoming events of potential interest to JERL readers.

Your contribution to the column does not have to be lengthy, and could be on any of the topics listed above. This could be an ideal opportunity for you to report on programs that may benefit others in our profession.

The editors would like to receive contributions to the column by Friday, February 10, 2012. Contributions should not be published elsewhere.

If you have a submission or questions, please contact the column editors:

Bob Wolverton

Mississippi State University Libraries

(662) 325-4618


Karen Davidson

Mississippi State University Libraries

(662) 325-3018


CFP - Chapters

Library Services for Multicultural Patrons to Encourage Library Use

Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Co-editor: Carol Smallwood, Tips for Librarians Running Libraries Alone, and
Preserving Local Writers, Genealogy, Photographs, Newspapers and Related
Materials (both forthcoming from Scarecrow Press)

Co-editor: Dr. Kim Becnel, Assistant Professor of Library Science, Appalachian
State University. Contributor, Library Management Tips That Work, ALA Editions,
2011, and many other publications.

Chapters sought for an anthology by practicing academic, public, school,
special librarians, LIS faculty in the United States and Canada sharing
practical how-to chapters on reaching out to multicultural patrons to lessen
cultural and language barriers. Practical ways to encourage library use to a
wider range of patrons in the library community. Creative methods are sought
that work in various types of libraries and job titles.

Concise, how-to chapters words based on experience to help colleagues. Your
article should total 3000-3500 words; or two articles each 1500-1750 words to
equal 3000-3500. No previously published or simultaneously submitted material.
One or two authors per chapter; if two chapters both written by the same
co-authors; complimentary copy as compensation, discount on more.

Please paste in an e-mail titles of 2-4 topics each fully described in 2
sentences by February 15, 2012 with brief biography sketch(s); place
MULTICULTURAL/Last Name on the subject line to: smallwood@tm.net

Time Organization for Librarians: Beating Budget and Staff Cuts

Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Co-editor: Carol Smallwood, Tips for Librarians Running Libraries Alone and
Preserving Local Writers, Genealogy, Photographs, Newspapers and Related
Materials (both forthcoming from Scarecrow Press)

Co-editor: Jason Kuhl, Library Operations Director, Arlington Heights Memorial
Library, Arlington Heights, Illinois; contributor, The Frugal Librarian:
Thriving in Tough Economic Times (ALA Editions, 2011)

Co-editor: Lisa Fraser, Public Services Librarian, Bellevue Library, King
County Library System, Bellevue, Washington; Guest Lecturer, Information
School, University of Washington

Chapters sought for an anthology by practicing academic, public, school,
special librarians, LIS faculty in the United States and Canada sharing
practical how-to chapters on ways to organize time the most effectively
especially with budget and staff cuts: Administration, Daily Operations,
Maximizing Technology, Personal Life, Goal Setting. Creative methods are sought
that work in various types of libraries and job titles.

Concise, how-to chapters words based on experience to help colleagues. Your
article should total 3000-3500 words; or two articles each 1500-1750 words to
equal 3000-3500. No previously published or simultaneously submitted material.
One or two authors per chapter; complimentary copy as compensation, discount on

Please e-mail titles of 2-4 topics each fully described in 2 sentences by
February 15, 2012 with brief biography sketch(s). Please place TIME/Last Name
on the subject line to: jkuhl@ahml.info

Call for papers: The Memory of the World in the Digital age: Digitization and Preservation

Call for papers: The Memory of the World in the Digital age:
Digitization and Preservation

Web version:

26-28 September 2012, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

UNESCO's Memory of the World Programme, in cooperation with the School
of Library, Archival and Information Studies and with the Library of the
University of British Columbia, and in partnership with IFLA, ICA, ICOM,
WIPO, Google, Microsoft and others, is sponsoring a three-day conference
concerning the preservation of documentary heritage. This Conference
will provide a platform to showcase major initiatives that could lead to
synergies both in research and implementation. An open dedicated space
will be soon established on UNESCO's CI website for this event which
will provide a restricted area to share documents.

Prospective speakers are invited to submit abstracts of proposed
presentations in any areas related to The Challenges listed in this Call
for Papers. The presentations should be about original work or research
findings/recommendations and take the form of either a traditional paper
or an interactive tutorial, seminar, or workshop.

All abstracts will be reviewed by the Conference Programme Committee to
ensure that the programme provides significant, timely, and
authoritative information. The traditional papers will be allotted
20-minute each and delivered in thematic sessions concluded by a
commentary and a discussion. The tutorials, seminars or workshops will
be allotted 3 hours each.

The presentations should advance the state of knowledge in the areas and
issues described in this flyer. The conference languages are English and

Complete details:



National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Preservation Assistance
Grants (PAG) help small and mid-sized U.S. institutions improve their
ability to preserve and care for their humanities collections, and can
serve as the basis for future funding proposals. Grants are for up to
$6,000. Don't miss this opportunity!

Free Webinar
March 22, 2012 from 2-4 PM Eastern time
(Hurry! Seats are limited!)
For more info: http://www.nedcc.org/eblasts/2012PAG.html

FREE - ALA TechSource Webinar

Free ALA TechSource Webinar--ALA Midwinter Tech Wrap-up

A free webinar on Monday, January 30, noon central time—a look back at ALA Midwinter meeting from a library technology perspective. Our panel of experts will analyze and discuss what they learned and what trends stood out at the conference. Whether or not you attended ALA Midwinter, join us for this webinar that will offer an excellent summary and enlightening discussion of the featured technology and trends.The expert panel for this Webinar:
•Jason Griffey, Head of Library Information Technology, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, and blogger for ALA TechSource.
•Marshall Breeding, Director for Innovative Technologies and Research, Vanderbilt University Libraries, Library Automation Writer and Expert.
•Sue Polanka , Head of Reference and Instruction at the Wright State University Libraries in Dayton, Ohio, Vice President/President Elect of the Academic Library Association of Ohio and author/moderator of No Shelf Required.

Register now at http://ala-publishing.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT0yMDgyNzczJnA9MSZ1PTEwMjY4MjU3NDgmbGk9OTkwNTU5MA/index.html

CFP - Web Archive Conference

Call for participation:
International Internet Preservation Consortium Web Archive Conference: The Broad Value of Web Archives: Demonstrated Use

Experts from around the world will gather in Washington, DC April 30 - May 4, 2012 at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. to hold an open conference to explore the broad value of web archives. The conference is sponsored by the International Internet Preservation Consortium.

The IIPC is seeking presentations from a wide variety of organizations from sectors that are saving and using archival content from the web. The goal is to expose the audience to how rich and valuable the web is as a resource and reveal some unexpected uses for web archives. Possible topics include:
* web archives used in legal discovery or for legal compliance
* web archives in personal collections, i.e. personal archiving
* web archives used in data mining
* web archives for legal deposit
* web archives used in corporate or organizational archives
* web archives used for game or community preservation
* citizen archivists and crowdsourcing for web archives
* projects that use old web content that was not harvested through Heritrix

If you are interested in participating in this conference please send a short paragraph or two describing the project you would like to present to Abigail Potter, IIPC Communications Officer, abpo@loc.gov by February 28, 2012. The agenda for the conference will be announced by March 15, 2012.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

CFP - Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian

Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian is now accepting manuscripts for volume
30(3). The submission deadline is March 2, 2012.

B&SS Librarian is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal focusing on all aspects of
behavioral and social sciences information with emphasis on librarians,
libraries and users of social science information in libraries and information
centers including the following subject areas:
Communication Studies
Criminal Justice
Ethnic Studies
Political Science
Social Work
Women's Studies

And the following areas of focus:
publishing trends
User behavior
Public service
Indexing and abstracting
Collection Development and evaluation
Library Administration/management
Reference and library instruction
Descriptive/critical analysis of information resources

Please consider Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian as the journal for your

The journal's website includes Instructions to Authors at:

Please send all submissions and questions to the editor at:

Lisa Romero
Editor, Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian

CFP - 12th Annual Brick and Click Libraries

Proposals Submission Deadline – March 5, 2012

12th Annual Brick and Click Libraries
An Academic Library Symposium
Friday, November 2, 2012

What is the "Brick and Click Libraries Symposium"?
A one-day practical symposium relevant to academic librarians providing resources and services for traditional and online students and faculty.

What presentation topics are you looking for?

Is there a fee reduction for presenters?

Presenter fee is $100; attendee fee is $135

Is there an opportunity to publish a paper along with giving a presentation? Yes! http://bit.ly/BCguide

What presentation formats are available?
50-minute session: http://bit.ly/BC50mins

10-minute Lightning Round: http://bit.ly/BC10min

What if I have other questions?
Send questions to Kathy Hart: juliah@nwmissouri.edu

Look forward to receiving your proposal!

Kathy Hart and Carolyn Johnson, Co-Coordinators

Brick and Click Libraries


B.D. Owens Library
Northwest Missouri State University

Workshop - Advanced XML

Advanced XML: Further Adventures with XSLT
April 9–11, 2012, Gainesville, Florida

Washington, DC—The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Statistics
and Assessment Program and the Digital Library Federation, a program
of the Council on Library and Information Resources, are pleased to
offer an in-depth workshop focused on using XSLT (Extensible
Stylesheet Language Transformations) in digital library projects.

Taught by experienced XML/XSLT instructors and developers Matthew
Gibson, Director of Digital Programs at the Virginia Foundation for
the Humanities at the University of Virginia, and Christine Ruotolo,
Digital Services Manager at the University of Virginia Library, this
three-day workshop will explore XSLT with a specific focus on the role
of XSLT in digital library projects. The workshop will be a mix of
lecture and hands-on demonstration and experimentation.

Lectures, exercises, and projects will allow participants to gain
experience using some of the more powerful components of XSLT 1.0 and
2.0, including:

- navigating the XML tree with XPath 2.0;
- working with recursion, modes, and named templates;
- using and creating functions;
- combining source documents and creating multiple result documents;
- sorting and grouping data; and
- using branching and control structures.

Participants should have a strong background in XML markup. A basic
understanding of XSLT technology is encouraged, as is a thorough
familiarity with HTML markup.

Event Details
Dates: Monday, April 9–Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Location: Florida Center for Library Automation in Gainesville, FL
Fee: $1,500
Register: by March 15, 2012

For more details and to register, see

For more information, contact:
David Green
Association of Research Libraries

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Workshop - Text Encoding Initiative

Interested in the Digital Humanities? The Data Curation Education Program at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science is offering a great opportunity to learn about one of the most important elements of Digital Humanities research, the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI). Spend a weekend learning the fundamentals of using XML for research, teaching, electronic publishing, and management of digital text collections.

"Introduction to TEI," a hands-on workshop, will be taught by experts from Brown University. Participants will learn how to work with XML technologies to develop digital representations of texts using the TEI standard. The two-and-a-half-day workshop will take place in the LIS building on the UIUC campus, beginning on Friday, February 17th and ending on Sunday, February 19th.

About the TEI
A seminal effort in the digital humanities community, the TEI is "an international and interdisciplinary standard that helps libraries, museums, publishers, and individual scholars represent all kinds of literary and linguistic texts for online research and teaching, using an encoding scheme that is maximally expressive and minimally obsolescent." GSLIS faculty members Allen Renear and John Unsworth have long been involved with the TEI community, and the role of TEI in libraries is growing steadily. More information on the TEI can be found at the TEI Consortium website: http://www.tei-c.org/ .

About the Instructors
The instructors, Julia Flanders and Syd Bauman, actively participate in the activities of the TEI and the Association for Computers and the Humanities. They have led numerous workshops, teaching the TEI to diverse groups at all levels of technical accomplishment. Julia and Syd work at the Brown University Center for Digital Scholarship (http://library.brown.edu/cds/ ) on its major text encoding effort, the Women Writers Project (http://www.wwp.brown.edu/ ). Julia Flanders is Director of the Women Writers Project and Associate Director for Textbase Development. Syd is Senior Analyst for the Women Writers Project and former North American Editor of the TEI Guidelines.

Schedule, Cost, and Registration
Participants will meet in room 52 of the LIS Building for an introductory session on Friday evening and two full-day sessions on Saturday and Sunday. Participation is currently limited to 30 people without their own laptops, plus up to 8 individuals willing to bring their own laptops. Those participants bringing laptops will need to install a free trial version of the Oxygen text editor ---available from http://www.oxygenxml.com--- on their computer prior to attending the workshop. Participants without prior experience working with markup are asked to introduce themselves to TEI and XML by reading through a short suggested reading list, which will be provided after registration.

The cost of the workshop is, per person, $25 for current UIUC students; $50 for UIUC faculty, staff, and alumni; and $150 for non-UIUC affiliates. You must sign up and pay in advance to attend, and cancellation fees apply.

Please email tei-workshop@illinois.edu to reserve your spot. Your email should include your address, a contact phone number, and your University ID number (alternatively: if you are an alumni, your year of graduation; for non-affiliates, the name of the institution with which you are affiliated). Additionally please indicate whether you will be bringing your own laptop and, if so, which operating system you will be running. More information will follow to those who reserve spots.

With all payments please include your address, a contact phone number, and your University ID number (alternatively: if you are an alumni, your year of graduation; for non-affiliates, the name of the institution with which you are affiliated). Please make sure that this information is included with your payment to ensure that your space can be reserved. Unfortunately we cannot accept temporary checks. Please drop off your attendance fee to Sally Eakin in the GSLIS main office, or mail a check or money order (made payable to the University of Illinois) to:

Sally Eakin
TEI Workshop
112 LIS Bldg.
501 E. Daniel St.
Champaign, IL 61820

Those interested in attending the workshop are encouraged to register early as space is limited and the course fills up quickly. A registration waitlist will be kept if capacity is exceeded. Participants canceling their reservation for any reason will receive a partial refund of 50% of their registration fee.

This event is sponsored by DCEP-H, an initiative to extend the Data Curation Education Program to the humanities. DCEP-H is based at the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship and funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services. Ashley Clark and Megan Senseney are co-organizers for this year's workshop. If you have any questions, please contact us at: tei-workshop@illinois.edu or 217.244.5574.

Internships - Archives of American Art

Undergraduate or graduate level Horowitz–Fraad Minority Internships are now available at the Archives of American Art, Smithsoniani Institution. Through the generosity of two long–time supporters of the Archives, 2012 summer internships with a stipend of $5,000 are available for minority candidates. The stipend is based on a full–time, ten week schedule. Applicants who will receive course credit for the internship are not eligible for stipends. Deadline for applications is February 24.

Please see http://www.aaa.si.edu for more information. Please do not contact sender directly.

Barbara Aikens
Chief, Collections Processing
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Fellowship - Increasing African American Diversity in Archives

Fellowship Announcement

January 20, 2012

Increasing African American Diversity in Archives:
The HistoryMakers Fellowship, Mentoring, Training and Placement Institute

The HistoryMakers is proud to announce the 2nd Increasing African American Diversity in Archives: The HistoryMakers Fellowship, Mentoring, Training and Placement Institute, a year -long fellowship (Monday, June 4, 2012 through Saturday June 1, 2013) working in African American archives. This program is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in the amount of $800,000. The purpose of this fellowship program is to provide training for African American archivists and other archivists interested in working with African American archival collections. The year will include 3-month immersion training program at The HistoryMakers Chicago location (Monday, June 4, 2012 - Friday, August 24, 2012) and an on-site residency (Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - Saturday, June 1, 2013). Applicants must identify their top 3 choices from the following list of host institutions:

 Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
 Avery Research Center at the College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
 Carter G. Woodson Regional Library, Chicago, IL
 Franklin Library at Fisk University, Nashville, TN
 The HistoryMakers, Chicago, IL
 Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, MD
 Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum, Culver City, CA

Please see the Fellowship Listing on our website (http://www.thehistorymakers.com/aboutus/careers.asp) or contact Jessica Levy (312) 674-1900 or jl@thehistorymakers.com for more information.

The HistoryMakers will be accepting applications for the 2012-2013 fellowship program until Tuesday, February 14, 2012. A complete application packet should be sent to:

Jessica Levy
2012-2013 Archive Fellowship Program
The HistoryMakers
1900 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616

Jessica Levy
The HistoryMakers
1900 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 674-1900
(312) 674-1915 fax

Monday, January 23, 2012

Internship - Smithsonian Gardens

Smithsonian Gardens is offering summer internship opportunities for 2012. Smithsonian Institution Gardens (SG) designs, manages, and maintains the gardens and grounds of the many Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C., which attract over twenty million visitors each year. Smithsonian Collections Management and Education branch is responsible for developing educational programs and materials, managing the Archives of American Gardens.

While SG offers a number of diverse horticulture-based internships that entail regular garden maintenance, plant installation, and plant production, Collections Management and Education branch offers internships in the following areas:

The SG Education and Outreach internship will foster experience in horticultural programming. Interns gain hands-on experience in the areas of education, horticulture, or research. The educational component consists of developing educational content for use in social media platforms, backpack tours and trunk program based on existing themes or special concepts. The intern may have an opportunity to develop interpretive labels, guided and cell phone tour text for exhibitions or living plant displays, using both standard references and staff guidance to gather the appropriate material. The intern will work with horticulture records and resources under the guidance of the Collections Management and Education staff to develop these materials.

The Archives of American Gardens is a growing photographic archives that documents American garden design and landscape history from the 19th century to the present day.

The internship will foster experience in the following areas: collections registration, cataloging and description, research, development of finding aids, inventory, and basic preservation practices.

Projects focus on organizing and processing photographic materials, maintaining archival records, locating and verifying data for research purposes, editing and checking the accuracy of electronic records, cataloging images by describing their content according to recognized data standards, assisting with basic reference duties, image digitization, computer automation of collection records, and developing outreach materials. This experience will help interns learn the practices necessary to prepare archival collections for curators, staff, and outside researchers.

Requirements: Collections and education applicants must be a current undergraduate or graduate student who has completed coursework or currently enrolled in courses in archival science, library science, museum studies or museum education, history, horticulture education or other related field.
Applicants must have excellent organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills, special attention to detail, and strong computer skills. An interest in horticulture or garden history is highly desired.

Internship Details

● Open to all current undergraduate and graduate students who study horticulture or a related discipline and wish to further their knowledge through practical hands-on work experience

● Ten to sixteen week long internships / 40 hours per week

● Opportunities to complete special projects that may relate to the intern’s special area of interest

· To learn more about our internship program visit http://www.gardens.si.edu/horticulture/res_ed/intern/intern3.htm

How to apply
To apply, applicants must submit an application on-line at https://solaa.si.edu.

On SOLAA, you can locate Smithsonian Gardens’ internship application under the Office/Museum/ Research Center: OFFICE OF FACILITIES ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONS.

Next, under "Program that you wish to apply for:" select either "Horticulture Services Division Internship Program" or "Smithsonian Gardens Internship Program." You only need to submit one application for full consideration.

Requirements for applying to the Smithsonian Gardens’ intern program:

Submit an on line application
Two letters of recommendation or reference
Unofficial College transcript(s)
Essay describing background, interest in field, career goals and chosen project

Summer internship applications are due February 1.

For additional information, contact:

Smithsonian Gardens
P.O. Box 37012 | Capital Gallery, Suite 3300, MRC 506
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Telephone: (202) 633-5840 | Fax: (202) 633-5697 | E-mail: gardens@si.edu

Fellowship - Robert J. Dole Archive

Announcement: Funding Opportunities in the Robert J. Dole Archive

Research Fellowship (2012)
Graduate students and post-doctoral scholars are eligible to apply for
this one-time $2,500 award which will support substantial contributions
to the study of Congress, politics or policy issues. Applications for
the 2012 Dole Institute Research Fellowship are due on or before
March 15, 2012.

Travel Grants
The travel grant program is intended to defray costs associated with
research related travel to the Dole Institute. This program will offer
reimbursements of up to $750 to students, post-doctoral researchers and
independent scholars. Applications are currently being accepted and will
be awarded on an on-going basis.

About the Archives
Sen. Bob Dole was elected to Congress in 1961, serving three terms
before being elected to the Senate in 1968. Dole served as Chairman of
the Republican National Committee 1971-1973, Senate Majority Leader
1985-1987, 1995-1996 and Senate Minority Leader 1987-1995. The Dole
Archive is one of the largest groupings of political materials outside
the Presidential library system. Inventories for processed
collections may be browsed and searched in our on-line database:

How to Apply
Full descriptions and application forms for the Research Fellowship and
travel grants program are available at our website:

Sarah D'Antonio, CA
Dole Institute of Politics
2350 Petefish Dr.
Lawrence, KS 66045

Internship - Filson Historical Society

The Filson Historical Society is pleased to announced that we are currently accepting applications for the 2012 summer H. F. Boehl Internship. Eligible applicants should either be currently enrolled in or have recently completed a graduate program in history, library science, or a related field. The tenure of internship is a one to three month summer residence with an award of $1,200 per month. The Filson Historical Society collects, preserves, and tells the significant stories of Kentucky, the Ohio Valley region, and the Upper South with particularly strong collections in the frontier, antebellum, and Civil War periods of Kentucky history. The Boehl intern will work with appropriate curatorial staff in the Special Collections and Manuscripts department to process and provide access to historic manuscript collections in a dynamic research environment.

The application deadline is February 15, 2012.

For more information about the application process, please see http://www.filsonhistorical.org/programs-and-publications/fellowships-and-internships.aspx or contact Dr. Glen Crothers, Director of Research, crothers@filsonhistorical.org, 502-635-5083.

Scholarship- Emerging Archival Scholars Program

Emerging Archival Scholars Program
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
9-13 July 2012


The Archival Education and Research Institute (AERI) is pleased to announce a recruitment and outreach scholarship program to encourage minority students at the undergraduate and graduate levels to consider undertaking doctoral education focusing in Archival Studies, a multidisciplinary field that examines the social, cultural, political, and technological imperatives and professional practices of record keeping and remembering in society. The program, which is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is designed to introduce students to the nature of doctoral education and the rewards and demands of a research-oriented career, e.g., as a professor, in the archives field. Our goal is to stimulate and begin to nurture the growth of a new and more diverse generation of scholars who are versed in interdisciplinary research that addresses issues in Archival Studies, broadly conceived.


Up to six Emerging Archival Scholars will be selected and awarded a scholarship that will cover round-trip travel, accommodation, and most meals to attend the annual weeklong Archival Education and Research Institute, attended by faculty and doctoral students from the U.S. and around the globe. The next Institute, AERI 2012, will be held at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) from 9-13 July 2012.

During the Institute, each scholarship recipient will be assigned both a faculty research and a Ph.D. student mentor who will help Scholars navigate the Institute and the intellectual and social environments. In addition to mentors, scholarship recipients will participate in a workshop discussing application processes and expectations for Ph.D. programs in the U.S. and internationally as well as the nature and scope of future possible careers. They will also participate with other AERI attendees in workshops, seminars, and field trips. For Scholars who indicate an interest in pursuing a Ph.D. in this field after attending AERI, mentors will be selected for them to work with on a continuing basis and they will be alerted to other possible opportunities, such as bridge programs, additional scholarships and research opportunities that might be available through AERI or at different academic institutions.

Scholars may also be selected or volunteer for fuller immersion into the research process and be assigned (with their agreement) to a research team that will involve the student in a supervised research project that will last no longer than a year. In this case, participants may be invited and funded to present their research results in a poster session at AERI in 2013.


American citizens and lawful permanent residents are eligible including, but not limited to, persons who are African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American, or Puerto Rican, as well as other individuals who will add diversity to the field of Archival Studies.

Applications will be considered only from undergraduate students who have completed their junior year, and students who have completed their first year of a Master’s degree program, but have not received a Master’s degree by the time AERI 2012 begins. Applicants must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be successfully moving toward an academic major in any field. No prior knowledge of or experience in Archival Studies is required.


Students interested in applying for one of the available scholarships must provide the information below:
A resume (no more than 2 pages)
A completed application form (available at http://aeri.gseis.ucla.edu/fellowships.htm#easp)
A personal statement (no more than 2 pages, single-space) that addresses all of the following questions

1)What research interests might you like to pursue in graduate school, and why?
2)What research or scholarly experience do you have in your field?
3)How do you plan to use the degree that you are currently seeking?
Official transcripts of all academic courses completed a your current academic institution at the time of application
Two letters of recommendation from faculty members familiar with the student's work
Completed applications are due no later than March 1, 2012. Awards will be announced by March 30, 2012.

Resumes, application forms, personal statements, and letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically to kwhite [at] ou.edu

Official transcripts should be postmarked by March 1, 2012 and mailed to

Dr. Kelvin White
School of Library and Information Studies
University of Oklahoma
401 W. Brooks, Bizzell Library, Room 120
Norman, OK 73019-6032

Friday, January 20, 2012




The Art Libraries Society/North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) are pleased to announce that the 2012 Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management registration is open: http://sei.vrafoundation.org/registration.html

SEI 2012 will be held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor from June 19-22, 2012. SEI 2012 is appropriate for visual resources professionals new to the field, those currently enrolled in library schools who wish to augment their experience with image management training, and more experienced professionals eager to update their skill sets in response to fast-changing technological advancements.

This intensive workshop will feature a curriculum that specifically addresses the requirements of today’s professional, and will include hands-on and lecture modules. Expert instructors will cover intellectual property rights, digital imaging, metadata and cataloguing, and strategic planning. Attendees will also have an opportunity to discuss and brainstorm on a range of issues, from new media and marketing visual resources to professional development and the future of the profession during the interactive session planned for the final morning of SEI.

Elizabeth Schaub, Co-chair

Director, Visual Resources Collection 
School of Architecture

The University of Texas at Austin

1 University Station, B7500

Austin, TX 78712-0222


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Conference - Western Archives Institute

The 25th annual Western Archives Institute will be held at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, July 8 - 20, 2012. The Western Archives Institute is an intensive, two-week program that provides integrated instruction in basic archival practices to individuals with a variety of backgrounds, including those whose jobs require a fundamental understanding of archival skills, but who have little or no previous archives education; those who have expanding responsibility for archival materials; those who are practicing archivists but have not received formal instruction; and those who demonstrate a commitment to an archival career.

The Institute also features site visits to historical records repositories and a diverse curriculum that includes history and development of the profession, theory and terminology, records management, appraisal, arrangement, description, manuscripts acquisition, archives and the law, photographs, preservation administration, reference and access, outreach programs, and managing archival programs and institutions.

Thomas Wilsted has graciously agreed to serve as Principle Faculty Member for the 2012 Institute. Wilsted has been an archivist for more than forty years. During his career, he has worked at the Illinois State Historical Library, the National Library of New Zealand, The Salvation Army Archives and Research Center, and the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming before retiring from the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut in 2008. He is currently the principal at Wilsted Consulting, and is the author of Managing Archival and Manuscript Repositories (SAA, 1991) and Planning New and Remodeled Archival Facilities (SAA, 2007), and co-editor of Archival and Special Collections Facilities: Guidelines for Archivists, Librarians, Architects, and Engineers (SAA, 2010). He taught archives administration at the University of Wyoming and the University of Connecticut as well as numerous workshops for the Society of American Archivists. Mr. Wilsted is a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists and a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists.

Tuition for the Institute is $700 and includes a selection of archival publications. Other non-negotiable fees including program transportation, facility fees, opening dinner, and luncheon at the closing program will be available in early February. Housing and meal plans are available at additional cost.

The application deadline for the 2012 Western Archives Institute is March 30, 2012. For additional program information, see http://www.calarchivists.org/WAI, or contact:

For additional information, contact:
Western Archives Institute
1020 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Telephone: (916) 653-7715
Fax: (916) 653-7134E-mail: ArchivesWeb@sos.ca.gov

The Western Archives Institute is co-sponsored by the Society of California Archivists and the California State Archives.

The application package is available on the California State Archives web site at http://www.sos.ca.gov/archives/wai/, and on the Society of California Archivists web site at http://www.calarchivists.org/WAI.


Ellen Jarosz
Associate Administrator
Western Archives Institute

Special Collections and Archives Librarian
Oviatt Library
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8229
Tel: 818.677.2597
Fax: 818.677.7863

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

CFP - Association for Documentary Editing

The Association for Documentary Editing invites proposals for papers,
roundtables, and/or panels for the organization's 34th annual meeting in
Charlottesville, Virginia, 9-11 August 2012. See

The 2012 program theme is "Documentary Democracy," an appropriate topic
for a meeting in Thomas Jefferson's hometown. The theme can be applied
to the program in two different ways. First, it can be argued that
documents are the essential foundation of modern democratic societies,
not just the few famous founding documents but a broad, very diverse
body of historical, literary, philosophical, and other documents and
works. Second, the theme concerns the opportunities and challenges
presented by the increasing democratization and globalization of
documentary knowledge in the expanding digital universe, particularly in
regard to access, diversity, technology, and scholarship.

Prospective presenters may focus on either aspect of the theme or both
together. In any case the Program Committee hopes that presenters will
interpret our theme as widely as possible. All ideas are welcome. We
also encourage submissions from solo editors or projects in the early
stages of organization.

Abstracts of a maximum of 500 words are due by 1 March 2012. In a
separate paragraph state your name, address, telephone number, email,
project, organizational, and/or institutional affiliation, if any, and
what audio-visual technology you might need. Please send abstracts
within the body of an email and as an attached Word document to:
pdc7m@virginia.edu .

2012 ADE Program Committee: Philander Chase, chair; Robert Haggard,
Annemarie Kets, Jennifer Stertzer, Vanessa Steinroetter


R. Darrell Meadows

ADE Secretary

Fellowship - Woody Guthrie Foundation

The Woody Guthrie Foundation and Archives, in conjunction with BMI
Foundation, Inc., are pleased to announce that the application period
for the 2012 Woody Guthrie Fellowship program is now open!

In recognition of Woody Guthrie’s centennial in 2012, the 7th Annual
Woody Guthrie Fellowship will be awarded to one applicant working on a
research topic or theme directly related to Guthrie’s life, work, or
contribution to American music and world culture. The BMI Foundation,
Inc., in cooperation with the Woody Guthrie Foundation & Archives,
will award up to $3,000 to support scholarly research at the Woody
Guthrie Archives in Mt. Kisco, NY.

More information about the 7th Annual Woody Guthrie Fellowship
Program, including an application packet, is available via the BMI
Foundation, Inc. Woody Guthrie Fellowship page.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2012

Please direct questions to fellowship@woodyguthrie.org


Tiffany Colannino
Woody Guthrie Archives

125-131 East Main Street, Suite 200
Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
T: (914) 864-1789
F: (914) 864-1790

Tuesday, January 17, 2012



The Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) offers scholarships for attendance at the Spring 2012 MARAC meeting, April 12-14, 2012 in Cape May, NJ. The deadline to apply for the Spring 2012 conference scholarships is February 25. Scholarship funds can be used for conference registration, workshops, conference meals, and travel expenses. To be eligible, an individual must currently: live or work in an archival or archives-related position in the MARAC region, or be enrolled as a graduate student in a program that includes courses in archival administration.

To apply, submit a current resume, a cover letter including a statement of the expected benefits of attending the MARAC meeting and a letter or email reference from a person with knowledge of the applicant's work or educational program. All scholarship applications should be sent by email to Brian Keough (bkeough@albany.edu), current chair of the MARAC Education Committee.

Award - Consumer Movement Archives

Consumer Movement Archives at Kansas State University. Please direct responses to Tony Crawford, Curator of Manuscripts.


Cliff Hight | University Archivist | Kansas State University
Morse Department of Special Collections | 506C Hale Library
Manhattan, KS 66506 | 785-532-3420 | chight@ksu.edu


The Consumer Movement Archives (CMA) at Kansas State University is providing an exciting research opportunity for scholars and graduate students by offering a $2,500 annual award to study the consumer movement. The recipient would be expected to complete a scholarly product that would include a visit to the CMA this calendar year to use its holdings. The CMA is located in the Morse Department of Special Collections, Hale Library, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2012. For information and how to apply please go to: http://www.lib.k-state.edu/depts/spec/cma-research.html




The S. Kirk Cabeen Travel Stipend Award is offered to a library school student or first time conference attendee. This $750 award is to be used toward expenses of attending the SLA Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois, July 15-18, 2012.

QUALIFICATIONS: Be a library school student or first time attendee; be a current member of SLA, preference going to Science-Technology Division members; if NOT a student, then must be attending his or her first SLA conference.

NOMINATIONS: Self-nominations are encouraged.

Send a typed and signed document including complete title, Library School and anticipated graduation date, employer, and all professional and personal contact information.

All nominations must also include the following:

A short essay (500 words or less) on the theme of the 2012 Annual Conference: “Practicing Agility in an Open World Economy” The essay should be double-spaced. Neatness, spelling and grammar will count in judging. Supporting documentation must include a current curriculum vita OR resume for the candidate, significant publications, supporting letters, etc.

Applications should also mention if you are currently applying for other SLA division awards.


Nominations and all accompanying materials should be sent to Sheila Rosenthal, Chair of the Sci-Tech Division Awards Committee, at the following email address: slr@sei.cmu.edu

1. Recipient (s) will write a brief article (approximately 1,000 words) on the conference experience for the November 2012 Sci-Tech News.
2. Recipient (s) will be asked to serve on the Science-Technology Division Awards Committee in the following year to provide for the continuity and enthusiasm of the awards.

1. Applicants will receive notification of award status by mid March 2012. The award checks will be sent to the recipient as soon as the receipts are received by the Awards Chairperson.

2. The recipients’ names will be posted to the Science-Technology Division’s Web site.

3. The award will be announced and presented to the recipient at the Science-Technology Division’s Annual Business and Awards Breakfast.


Sheila L. Rosenthal

Manager of Library Services

Senior Librarian

Software Engineering Institute

4500 Fifth Avenue

Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213

Phone: (412) 268-7846

Fax: (412) 268-5758

Email: slr@sei.cmu.edu

Grant - Electronic Resources & Libraries

The Electronic Resources & Libraries is proud to announce AIP sponsored student grant awards to this year's conference. These awards are open to currently enrolled students wishing to attend ER&L 2012.
Student applicants will be required to supply contact and school information as well as to answer a question related to how attending the ER&L Conference can assist the applicant in achieving professional and academic goals. Please forward to anyone who would be eligible to
apply: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ERLTravelGrant

The AT&T Conference Center has sold out rooms for the ER&L Conference.
If you're still planning to attend in person and have not booked a room, here are a couple of recommendations, however, please note, that there are no discounted rates offered at either venue:

If you will be attending the ER&L 2012 Conference and are wondering how to make the most of your conference attendance, please see this
document: http://www.electroniclibrarian.com/conference-info/getting-the-most-out-of-erl

Lastly, there are about 25 spots lefts for in person attendance at ER&L and still open slots available for the online conference. Regular registration ends on 1 February!


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Scholarships - Society of Southwest Archivists

Funding Available Through SSA Scholarships

Don't pass up these opportunities to obtain financial assistance in
professional development and annual meeting attendance! Apply for one
of these SSA Scholarships today!

-A. Otis Hebert Jr. Continuing Education Scholarship: Named in honor of
SSA's founding president, this scholarship is intended to further the
professional development of a working archivist in the Southwest. This
scholarship may be used to support attendance at a workshop, archival
institute, or another archival continuing education activity. The
scholarship is for an amount up to $1,000.

-John Michael Caldwell Student Scholarship: Named in honor of former
SSA officer and board member, the Caldwell student scholarship is
intended to help an SSA member enrolled in a graduate archival education
program attend the SSA Annual Meeting. It covers registration and
travel, lodging and per diem expenses up to $600.

-SSA Annual Meeting Scholarship: Provides financial aid to a working
archivist with limited funding to attend the SSA Annual Meeting. It
covers registration and travel, lodging and per diem expenses up to


-David B. Gracy II Student Scholarship: Named in honor of archival
educator and SSA member, David Gracy, this scholarship is intended to
provide book and tuition expenses up to $600 to an SSA student member
enrolled in a graduate library, archives or public history program
within the society's region.

- SSA Workshop free registration: Legal Issues in Digital Archives (this
year only): The Society of Southwest Archivists is offering free
registration to the SAA Workshop entitled Legal Issues with Digital
Archives, to be held at the SSA annual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona in
May 2012. This workshop is one in a series offered by SAA to complete
the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Curriculum and Certificate Program

Eligibility requirements and application guidelines and forms can be
found at: http://Southwestarchivists.org

Applications must be postmarked (or emailed) by Saturday February 11th,
2012. For more information, contact Scholarships Committee Chair Brian



Brian Collins, C.A.
Texas/Dallas History Division, 7th floor
Dallas Public Library
1515 Young Street, Dallas, Texas 75201

Georgia Archives Institute

45th Annual Georgia Archives Institute
June 11 - 22, 2012

Designed for beginning archivists, manuscript curators, and librarians, the 45th Georgia Archives Institute will offer general instruction in basic concepts and practices of archival administration and management of traditional and modern documentary materials. The Institute will be held at the Georgia Archives in Morrow, Georgia, 15 miles south of Atlanta.
Kathleen Roe, Director of Archives and Records Management Operations at the New York State Archives, will be the instructor during the first week. Topics will include acquisition, appraisal, arrangement, description, reference, as well as legal and administrative issues.
During the second week, Richard Pearce-Moses, Director of the Master of Archival Studies program at Clayton State University, will provide a one-day Digital Records Boot Camp. Christine Wiseman, Preservation Services Manager at the Georgia Archives, and Tina Seetoo, Georgia Archives Conservator, will provide one day of Preservation instruction.
To link archival theory with real world application, students will also participate in individualized, three-day internships at local archival repositories.
Tuition is $500. Enrollment is limited and the deadline for receipt of application, resume, and $75 application fee (refunded if not admitted to Institute) is March 1, 2012. Tuition does not cover transportation, housing, or meals.
Tuition scholarships are available from the Society of Georgia Archivists, www.soga.org and The Friends of Georgia Archives and History, www.FOGAH.org. Scholarships have earlier deadlines.
For an application to the Institute or information, please visit the Georgia Archives Institute web site at www.georgiaarchivesinstitute.org or contact:
Georgia Archives Institute
P.O. Box 279
Morrow, GA 30260-0279
Email: GeorgiaArchivesInstitute@yahoo.com

Courtney Chartier, CA
Assistant Head
Archives Research Center
Atlanta University Center Woodruff Library

Workshops - New England Archivists

New England Archivists announces upcoming educational workshops.

NEA members receive a discount! Follow the links below for more

Digital Curation: Creating an Environment for Success - DAS (Co-sponsored
with SAA)
January 18, 2012 - Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

Basic Electronic Records - DAS (Co-sponsored with SAA)
March 2, 2012 - Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Boston, MA

Implementing "More Product, Less Process" (Co-sponsored with SAA)
March 23, 2012 - Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Digital Repositories - DAS (Co-sponsored with SAA)
March 23, 2012 - Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Digital Preservation for Videotape (Co-sponsored with Independent Media Arts
March 23, 2012 - Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Friday, January 6, 2012

Fellowship - Montana Historical Society

The Montana Historical Society Research Center is pleased to announce the availability of the 2012 James H. Bradley Fellowship. This fellowship is awarded annually to two graduate students, faculty, and/or independent scholars pursuing research on Montana history. Each Fellowship includes a stipend of $2,500.

The recipients of the fellowship are expected to be in residence at the MHS, conducting research for the equivalent of four weeks between the date of the award and October 31, 2012. Fellows are expected to make use of the MHS's collections and to submit a written report upon completion of the research. Bradley Fellows also agree to submit an article based on the research for possible publication in the MHS’ quarterly journal, Montana The Magazine of Western History, within one year of their residency.

Fellowship applications are evaluated based upon the following criteria
• suitability of research to the MHS' archival, library, photograph or museum collections ,
• applicant's experience and training,
• potential of the project to make a significant contribution to historical scholarship on Montana, and
• potential of the project to produce an article-length publication.

Applications must include a cover letter, a project proposal not to exceed three double-spaced pages, a 2-3 page resume, and at least one letter of recommendation. The proposal should indicate what specific material in the MHS collections the applicant intends to consult. Montana Historical Society employees and previous Bradley Fellows are not eligible to apply. Applications must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2012 and sent to the:
Bradley Selection Committee
Montana Historical Society
PO Box 201201
Helena, MT 59620-1201
Applications can also be submitted via email to mhslibrary@mt.gov. Emailed applications must be received by March 1, 2012.

Announcement of the award will be made in early April.

For more information about the James H. Bradley Fellowship or the Montana Historical Society and its collections see: www.montanahistoricalsociety.org or contact MHS staff at mhslibrary@mt.gov.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Archives Leadership Institute

Archives Leadership Institute
July 22-28, 2012

Call for Applications

The University of Wisconsin - Madison is pleased to announce the 2012
leadership institute for archives professionals, made possible by a
grant from NHPRC. The week-long event will feature presentations by
dynamic people in the archival field and relevant leaders outside the
profession. The goal of the project is to examine the leadership needs
of the archives profession and to prepare participants to influence
policy and effect change on behalf of the profession (and ultimately, on
behalf the public served now and in the future.) The program is directed
primarily at mid-level to senior staff --archivists who aspire to
leadership roles in their organizations and/or professional associations.

Complete information and downloadable application documents are
available athttp://www.slis.wisc.edu/continueed-ArchLeader.htm. A
limited number of scholarships for travel and tuition are available, so
don't let lack of funding keep you from applying!


If you have any questions, you may contact Meredith Lowe at:

Meredith Lowe
Outreach Specialist
Continuing Education Services
School of Library and Information Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison
600 N. Park Street, Madison, WI 53706

Fellowship - Increasing African American Diversity in Archives

Increasing African American Diversity in Archives:

The HistoryMakers Fellowship, Mentoring, Training and Placement Institute

The HistoryMakers is proud to announce the 2nd Increasing African American Diversity in Archives: The HistoryMakers Fellowship, Mentoring, Training and Placement Institute, a year -long fellowship (Monday, June 4, 2012 through Saturday June 1, 2013) working in African American archives. This program is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in the amount of $800,000. The purpose of this fellowship program is to provide training for African American archivists and other archivists interested in working with African American archival collections. The year will include 3-month immersion training program at The HistoryMakers Chicago location (Monday, June 4, 2012 - Friday, August 24, 2012) and an on-site residency (Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - Saturday, June 1, 2013). Applicants must identify their top 3 choices from the following list of host institutions:

§ Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA


§ Avery Research Center at the College of Charleston, Charleston, SC


§ Carter G. Woodson Regional Library, Chicago, IL


§ Franklin Library at Fisk University, Nashville, TN


§ The HistoryMakers, Chicago, IL


§ Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, MD


§ Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum, Culver City, CA


Please see the Fellowship Listing (R:\Foundation Grants\IMLS Grant\IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century\2011-2012 ('12-'13 Fellows)\Outreach\Flier\HistoryMakers Fellowship Listing (2013).pdf ) or contact Jessica Levy at (312) 674-1900 or jl@thehistorymakers.com for more information.

The HistoryMakers will be accepting applications for the 2012-2013 fellowship program until Tuesday, February 14, 2012. A complete application packet should be sent to:

Jessica Levy

2012-2013 Archive Fellowship Program

The HistoryMakers

1900 S. Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60616

Scholarship - Latin American and Caribbean Studies

The SALALM Scholarship has been established to encourage professional and leadership development in Latin American and Caribbean Studies academic librarianship. To be awarded biannually commencing in December 2011, the $1000 is for a master's candidate in an archival studies or ALA-accredited library or information studies program.

Since its founding in 1956, the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials, or SALALM, has provided the only national and international forum focused on Latin American studies research librarianship, library collections and services. The SALALM Scholarship award will include a one-year membership in the organization.

The Spring 2012 SALALM Scholarship, also for $1,000 and made possible by the generous anonymous donation from a SALALM member, has full information concerning qualifications and application process on the scholarship section of SALALM's website. the deadline is 20 Feb.

SEE MORE:http://salalm.org/about/scholarships-and-awards/salalm-scholarship/

The 2011 winners are:

1)*Lisa Cruces* has been a scholar and professional specializing in Latin American materials for the last 7 years. Her specific interests include archival
enterprise, special collections and non-textual materials relevant to the Latin American sphere. After completing dual B.A. degrees in History and Latin
American Studies at Texas State University-San Marcos in 2009, Lisa began her Masters of Science in Information Science at The University of Texas at Austin,
concentrating in archival studies and librarianship.
SEE MORE:http://salalm.org/2011/12/20/meet-the-2011-salalm-scholarship-winners/

2) *Timothy Thompson*
is a dual-degree masterâEUR^(TM)s student in library science and Latin American and Caribbean studies at Indiana University. In his application essay,
Thompson highlighted his keen interest in both digital libraries and Brazilian studies, two areas that have gone hand in hand with his
professional development as a librarian: within his MLS degree, Thompson is also pursuing a digital libraries specialization, and his first two
years of study at Indiana University were funded by consecutive Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships in Portuguese.
SEE MORE:http://salalm.org/2011/12/20/meet-the-2011-salalm-scholarship-winners/

Online conference - Technology: Unexpected Consequences of Legislation and Policies in Libraries

Implementing technologies in this age of changing regulations and legislation is not an easy task. In this online conference, we’ll delve into some of the most important and influential laws, regulations, and policies libraries are currently dealing with.

Title: Technology: Unexpected Consequences of Legislation and Policies in Libraries

When: 9:00am – 4:00pm central, Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Where: Online – from the comfort of your office

Website: http://www.amigos.org/tech_conference

Early Bird Deadline: January 25, 2012

John Carlo Bertot will begin the conference by discussing how the current information and telecommunications policy legislative and policy infrastructure is rapidly becoming obsolete and how the proposed solutions are creating potential barriers to libraries.

From there, enjoy presentations on the current and potential ramifications of topics like Section 508, the Digital Public Library of America, HathiTrust, the Open Library, digital rights management, the cloud, Internet2, and licensing, as well as policy discussions that incorporate both local and federal issues.

Seating is limited and early bird registration ends Jan 25, 2012. Both individuals and groups are welcome. Recordings will be available to all registrants. To learn more and to register, visit the conference website at http://www.amigos.org/tech_conference.

Christine Peterson

Continuing Education Librarian

Amigos Library Services, Inc.

800-843-8482 x2891



Unexpected Consequences of Technology

An Amigos Online Conference

CFP - Student Papers and Posters

Call for Student Papers and Posters!

Just finished an awesome paper about archives and can?t wait to share it with the world? Got an idea that is just itching to be expressed poster sized? Then submit a short proposal to present a paper or poster at the upcoming 2012 MAC conference in Grand Rapids!

The Program Committee welcomes students to participate in the MAC conference?a brilliant way to network, learn, and grow as a professional. The paper/poster subject matter can describe applied or theoretical research, completed or in process; discuss collections on which students have worked; a report on an archives or archival project in which the student participated; cover individual student or student chapter activities, events, and/or other professional involvement. Papers will be presented as part of a moderated panel. Posters will be judged and the 2012 Program Committee/Local Arrangements Committee will present a $100 award to the winner.

Please submit your paper or poster proposal by February 10th to Beth Myers, emyers@luc.edu. Both paper and poster proposals must include a 250 (maximum) word abstract and the applicant?s resume or CV with current contact information. Please clearly indicate if the proposal is for a poster or paper.




Adriana P. Cuervo, CA

Public Information Officer

Midwest Archives Conference


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Conference - New England Archivists Spring

Mark your calendars! The New England Archivists Spring 2012 Meeting will be held on March 23-24, 2012 at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.
The theme, "DIY Archives," will focus on the practical application of archival techniques. Sessions will cover the DIY-side of preservation techniques, fundraising and grant writings, interacting with the community, interns and volunteers, handling ethical issues, marketing and publishing, online exhibits, and more. We want everyone at the conference to come away with something they can bring back to their own institutions.
Join us to hear keynote speaker, Snowden Becker, from the Center for Home Movies and co-founder of International Home Movie Day. An up-and-coming leader in the field of film management, Becker has frequently lead personal archiving workshops, consulted with local-area community organizations and private collectors, and conducted Archives Week demonstrations on film and video preservation.
Consult the NEA website for Spring 2012 program details, workshops, and hotel information.