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LHRT (Library History Round Table)

Online Doc 2010 Invited Speakers Program CFP

by Bernadette Lear on Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 02:24 pm

CALL FOR PRESENTERS
 
Documenting and Celebrating Your Library’s History: Tips from the Experts

Library History Round Table (LHRT) Invited Speakers Program, June 2010

Co-sponsored by ALTAFF and PLA

The Library History Round Table (LHRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) seeks presenters for its Invited Speakers Program at the ALA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., June 24-30, 2010.

CALL FOR PRESENTERS
 
Documenting and Celebrating Your Library’s History: Tips from the Experts

Library History Round Table (LHRT) Invited Speakers Program, June 2010

Co-sponsored by ALTAFF and PLA

The Library History Round Table (LHRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) seeks presenters for its Invited Speakers Program at the ALA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., June 24-30, 2010.

No community’s history is complete without the history of its library. Yet many libraries have never researched or published an institutional history. While many libraries collect local newspapers, maps, and other documentation about their surrounding area, they often neglect their own library’s annual reports, newsletters, and photographs. Thus they lose an opportunity to remind constituents that libraries are among the grandest, busiest buildings in town, have long records of public service, and are a vital part of community life. In light of the large number of Carnegie, LSA/LSCA-funded, and other libraries celebrating anniversaries in coming years, LHRT’s 2010 Invited Speakers program aims to help practitioners and library advocates to document, preserve, and promote the unique histories of their own institutions.

Importantly, this event will NOT be a scholarly, “conference paper” panel. Instead, the program will provide step-by-step instructions, helpful advice, and ready-to-use resources. We are seeking speakers who can address one or more of the following topics:

*Recommended information sources for library history research
*Capturing 20th and 21st -century library history through oral history, photography, and other means
*Handling and storage considerations for historic documents and artifacts
*Organizing an archive of your library’s reports, newsletters, photos, and other documents
*Interpreting old documents, notetaking, and other practical aspects of research and writing
*Options for publishing and promoting your library’s history
*Other topics pertaining to documenting, researching, archiving, and promoting library history

LHRT welcomes proposals from speakers of all backgrounds, including library school faculty, practitioners, administrators, and library volunteers. Proposals are due on November 27th, 2009. Each proposal must give a presentation title, a summary or outline (up to 500 words), and the presenter’s resume or vita. The proposal should also make clear which of topic(s) above the presenter is willing and able to address. If the presenter has taught similar workshops in the past, he or she is welcomed to append handouts and/or slides. Since this program will emphasize practice rather than research, it is desirable that the resume or vita emphasize the presenter’s professional expertise, work experience, and workshops/courses taught, rather than scholarly publications or awards.

From the submissions, the LHRT Program Committee will select 1-4 Invited Speakers and publicize the list of speakers in January 2010. Depending on the number, quality, and variety of proposals, LHRT may pursue publication of a book or journal special issue on this topic. The Invited Speaker(s) and other high-quality submissions will be offered first opportunity to publish in this venue if it is arranged.

So that the program’s facilitator may introduce each presenter, completed presentations are due June 12th, 2010. The Invited Speakers Program will likely occur during a 1.5-2 hour time slot on Sunday, June 27th, 2009. All presenters must register to attend the conference. For registration options, see ALA’s events and conferences page at http://www.ala.org/ .

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: November 27, 2009
DEADLINE FOR COMPLETED PRESENTATIONS: June 12, 2010

Please submit proposals and direct inquiries to:

Bernadette A. Lear
LHRT Chair/Program Committee Chair
Penn State Harrisburg Library
351 Olmsted Dr.
Middletown, PA 17057
Telephone: (717) 948-6360
E-mail: BAL19@PSU.EDU

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LHRT Officers (Library History Round Table)

Online Doc 2010 Invited Speakers Program CFP

by Bernadette Lear on Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 02:19 pm

Call for Presenters 

Documenting and Celebrating Your Library’s History: Tips from the Experts

Library History Round Table (LHRT) Invited Speakers Program, June 2010 

Co-sponsored by ALTAFF and PLA

The Library History Round Table (LHRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) seeks presenters for its Invited Speakers Program at the ALA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., June 24-30, 2010.

Call for Presenters 

Documenting and Celebrating Your Library’s History: Tips from the Experts

Library History Round Table (LHRT) Invited Speakers Program, June 2010 

Co-sponsored by ALTAFF and PLA

The Library History Round Table (LHRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) seeks presenters for its Invited Speakers Program at the ALA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., June 24-30, 2010.

No community’s history is complete without the history of its library. Yet many libraries have never researched or published an institutional history. While many libraries collect local newspapers, maps, and other documentation about their surrounding area, they often neglect their own library’s annual reports, newsletters, and photographs. Thus they lose an opportunity to remind constituents that libraries are among the grandest, busiest buildings in town, have long records of public service, and are a vital part of community life. In light of the large number of Carnegie, LSA/LSCA-funded, and other libraries celebrating anniversaries in coming years, LHRT’s 2010 Invited Speakers program aims to help practitioners and library advocates to document, preserve, and promote the unique histories of their own institutions.

Importantly, this event will NOT be a scholarly, “conference paper” panel. Instead, the program will provide step-by-step instructions, helpful advice, and ready-to-use resources. We are seeking speakers who can address one or more of the following topics:

*Recommended information sources for library history research
*Capturing 20th and 21st-century library history through oral history, photography, and other means
*Handling and storage considerations for historic documents and artifacts
*Organizing an archive of your library’s reports, newsletters, photos, and other documents
*Interpreting old documents, notetaking, and other practical aspects of research and writing
*Options for publishing and promoting your library’s history
*Other topics pertaining to documenting, researching, archiving, and promoting library history

LHRT welcomes proposals from speakers of all backgrounds, including library school faculty, practitioners, administrators, and library volunteers. Proposals are due on November 27th, 2009. Each proposal must give a presentation title, a summary or outline (up to 500 words), and the presenter’s resume or vita. The proposal should also make clear which of topic(s) above the presenter is willing and able to address. If the presenter has taught similar workshops in the past, he or she is welcomed to append handouts and/or slides. Since this program will emphasize practice rather than research, it is desirable that the resume or vita emphasize the presenter’s professional expertise, work experience, and workshops/courses taught, rather than scholarly publications or awards.

From the submissions, the LHRT Program Committee will select 1-4 Invited Speakers and publicize the list of speakers in January 2010. Depending on the number, quality, and variety of proposals, LHRT may pursue publication of a book or journal special issue on this topic. The Invited Speaker(s) and other high-quality submissions will be offered first opportunity to publish in this venue if it is arranged.

So that the program’s facilitator may introduce each presenter, completed presentations are due June 12, 2010. The Invited Speakers Program will likely occur during a 1.5-2 hour time slot on Sunday, June 27, 2009. All presenters must register to attend the conference. For registration options, see ALA’s events and conferences page at http://www.ala.org/ .

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: November 27, 2009
DEADLINE FOR COMPLETED PRESENTATIONS: June 12, 2010

Please submit proposals and direct inquiries to:
Bernadette A. Lear
LHRT Chair/Program Committee Chair
Penn State Harrisburg Library
351 Olmsted Dr.
Middletown, PA 17057
Telephone: (717) 948-6360
E-mail: BAL19@PSU.EDU

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SRRT (Social Responsibilities Round Table)

Discussion SRRT Endorses Free Gaza Movement's Right to Read Campaign

by LaJuan Pringle on Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 12:19 pm

During the 2009 ALA Annual Conference, at its meeting on Saturday, July 11, 2009, the Action Council of the Social Responsibilities Round Table voted to endorse the Right to Read Campaign of the Free Gaza Movement. This campaign, initiated in partnership with Al-Aqsa University, will challenge Israel's blockade of Gaza, using boats to deliver textbooks and other educational supplies to universities throughout the occupied Gaza Strip. Other endorsers of activities of the Free Gaza Movement include Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Bishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Mairead Maguire, scholar Noam Chomsky, and British MP George Galloway.

For more information about this campaign, see the Free Gaza Movement's website:

http://freegaza.org/right-to-read

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SRRT (Social Responsibilities Round Table)

Online Doc SRRT Endorses Free Gaza's Right to Read Campaign

by LaJuan Pringle on Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 12:17 pm

During the 2009 ALA Annual Conference, at its meeting on Saturday, July 11, 2009, the Action Council of the Social Responsibilities Round Table voted to endorse the Right to Read Campaign of the Free Gaza Movement. This campaign, initiated in partnership with Al-Aqsa University, will challenge Israel's blockade of Gaza, using boats to deliver textbooks and other educational supplies to universities throughout the occupied Gaza Strip.

During the 2009 ALA Annual Conference, at its meeting on Saturday, July 11, 2009, the Action Council of the Social Responsibilities Round Table voted to endorse the Right to Read Campaign of the Free Gaza Movement. This campaign, initiated in partnership with Al-Aqsa University, will challenge Israel's blockade of Gaza, using boats to deliver textbooks and other educational supplies to universities throughout the occupied Gaza Strip. Other endorsers of activities of the Free Gaza Movement include Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Bishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Mairead Maguire, scholar Noam Chomsky, and British MP George Galloway.

For more information about this campaign, see the Free Gaza Movement's website: http://freegaza.org/right-to-read.

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2009 ALA Annual Conference [Event]

Online Doc ALA Annual 2009 Meeting - Carl Fleischhauer of LC: Presentation on the U.S. Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative

by Preston Cabe on Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 09:45 am

The Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative is a collaborative effort by federal agencies to define common guidelines, methods, and practices to digitize historical content in a sustainable manner.  The initiative was launched in 2007 with the formation of the Federal Agencies Still Image Digitization Working Group, who concentrate their efforts on image content such as books, manuscripts, maps, and photographic prints and negatives.  In 2008, the Federal Agencies Audio-Visual Working G

The Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative is a collaborative effort by federal agencies to define common guidelines, methods, and practices to digitize historical content in a sustainable manner.  The initiative was launched in 2007 with the formation of the Federal Agencies Still Image Digitization Working Group, who concentrate their efforts on image content such as books, manuscripts, maps, and photographic prints and negatives.  In 2008, the Federal Agencies Audio-Visual Working Group was formed with a focus on sound, video, and motion picture film.

The Working Groups plan to develop recommended practices and associated specifications that are based on clearly articulated objectives describing the expected uses of the digitized content.  The initiative's methodologies and requirements will be based on recognized approved standards or empirical data to the extent possible.  

Federal agency participation is voluntary and non-binding.  Participants will provide input, share information and resources (when possible), and provide their opinions on priorities, methodology of the initiative, and approval or disapproval of draft guidelines, and respond to external recommendations or queries.  Adherence by the participating agencies to the guidelines developed under this initiative is not required, nor is it expected to be practical under all circumstances.

http://www.digitizationguidelines.gov/

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ALCTS PARS Digital Conversion Interest Group

Online Doc ALA Annual 2009 Meeting - Carl Fleischhauer of LC: Presentation on the U.S. Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative

by Preston Cabe on Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 09:45 am

The Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative is a collaborative effort by federal agencies to define common guidelines, methods, and practices to digitize historical content in a sustainable manner.  The initiative was launched in 2007 with the formation of the Federal Agencies Still Image Digitization Working Group, who concentrate their efforts on image content such as books, manuscripts, maps, and photographic prints and negatives.  In 2008, the Federal Agencies Audio-Visual Working G

The Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative is a collaborative effort by federal agencies to define common guidelines, methods, and practices to digitize historical content in a sustainable manner.  The initiative was launched in 2007 with the formation of the Federal Agencies Still Image Digitization Working Group, who concentrate their efforts on image content such as books, manuscripts, maps, and photographic prints and negatives.  In 2008, the Federal Agencies Audio-Visual Working Group was formed with a focus on sound, video, and motion picture film.

The Working Groups plan to develop recommended practices and associated specifications that are based on clearly articulated objectives describing the expected uses of the digitized content.  The initiative's methodologies and requirements will be based on recognized approved standards or empirical data to the extent possible.  

Federal agency participation is voluntary and non-binding.  Participants will provide input, share information and resources (when possible), and provide their opinions on priorities, methodology of the initiative, and approval or disapproval of draft guidelines, and respond to external recommendations or queries.  Adherence by the participating agencies to the guidelines developed under this initiative is not required, nor is it expected to be practical under all circumstances.

http://www.digitizationguidelines.gov/

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AASL Board of Directors

Online Doc Board Documents for ALA Annual Conference, Chicago

by Jordan Mack (staff) on Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 03:42 pm

Dear current members of the AASL Board of Directors,

Please be aware that the documents for Board meetings I, II, and III  at ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL, are now available on ALA Connect. As before, please go to connect.ala.org and log in using your ALA username and password to gain access to the Board of Directors Community. You should see the documents posted at the top of the page, as well as to the right under "Online Docs." From there, you can download the documents individually or as a group.  Wireless access will also be available for all Board meetings.  If you have any questions about accessing or using ALA Connect, please do not hesitate to contact me; I will be glad to help.   

If your service on the AASL Board of Directors is concluding at Annual Conference, please note that the third and final Board Meeting will serve as an orientation session for incoming Board members. Your presence is not mandatory, but you are invited to join us in welcoming the new Board members if your schedule permits.

The following is a schedule of Board meetings at Annual Conference.  The schedule can also be found on ALA Connect.  A full schedule of all AASL events can be found at:  http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/conferencesandevents/aaslannual/aaslschedule.cfm

Board I: Friday, July 10, 1pm-5pm, McCormick Place West, Room W-176C (Mega-Issue discussion will take place)

Board II: Monday, July 13, 8am-10am, McCormick Place West, Room W-176C

Board III/Orientation: Tuesday, July 14, 12-3, McCormick Place West, Room W-176C (a light lunch will be served)

I look forward to seeing you again!

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LSSIRT (Library Support Staff Interests Round Table)

ALA President, Past-President, and LSSIRT Councilor

by Jennifer Kutzik on Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 03:35 pm

Camila Alire, Jim Rettig, and Jennifer S. Kutzik prepare for ALA Council III, on July 15, 2009.

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