Attend now! — Success Characteristics of Asian American Academic Library Leaders

“Success Characteristics of Asian American Academic Library Leaders” By Dr. Binh Le Join us online at CALA Professional Development 2017 About the session: Asian Americans are severely underrepresented in leadership positions in American academic libraries. Many factors have attributed to this phenomenon, including racism, language barrier, and lack of collective power.  Instead of discussing these factors, this presentation examines some […]

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Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce Call for Applications – Deadline May 15

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is accepting applications for the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW), a program designed to recruit master of library and information science (MLIS) students from traditionally underrepresented ethnic and racial minority groups into careers in research libraries and archives. The IRDW includes: A stipend of up to $10,000 over two years in support […]

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2017 LITA Forum – Call for Proposals

The 2017 LITA Forum Committee seeks proposals for the 20th Annual Forum of the Library Information and Technology Association in Denver, Colorado from November 9-12, 2017. The Forum Committee welcomes proposals for full-day preconferences, concurrent sessions, workshops, or poster sessions related to all types of libraries: public, school, academic, government, special, and corporate. Collaborative, hands-on, and interactive concurrent sessions, such […]

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Books and Libraries: Free Webinar!

Make Your Library Bike-Friendlier! Bikes and Libraries: Pedaling Toward Innovative Outreach, Health, and Sustainability Mana Tominaga and Emily Weak A 60-Minute Webinar Friday, April 14, 2017 1:00 PM Eastern | Noon Central 11:00 AM Mountain | 10:00 AM Pacific Bikes are big in America these days. Whether you’re in a big city or a small town, chances are you are seeing […]

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Trends Impacting Young Adult Services: A Paper Presentation Sponsored by YALSA Past Presidents

Call for Papers   Trends Impacting Young Adult Services: A Paper Presentation Sponsored by YALSA Past Presidents The YALSA Midwinter Paper Presentation is an annual event sponsored by past presidents of YALSA.  Its purpose is to provide a venue for educators, librarians, students, and others interested in young adult librarianship to gather and explore a topic of current interest that […]

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Call for Proposals – CALA Poster Session @ ALA Annual

Sunday, June 25, 2017 , 2:30-4:00pm 2017 ALA Annual Conference Session Description: CALA poster sessions provide an ideal platform for CALA members to showcase, discuss and share achievements in research, work in progress, examples of best practice, innovative services, and community development in an informal scholarly setting. They will be held at the same location and room for the CALA […]

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Call for Nominations of CALA Midwest Chapter 2017 Election

Dear CALA Midwest Chapter Members: In order to exercise your membership privilege, CALA Midwest Chapter annual election is going to be underway. According to CALA Bylaws, Article VI (Officers) and VII (Nominations and Elections), the CALA Midwest Chapter Nomination Committee 2016-2017, invites you to nominate your fellow chapter members or self-nominate yourself for the 2017-2018 Vice President position(1-year term?) and […]

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Big Data to the Big Picture

Join the free webinar on Big Data on March 14 at 11:00 am Pacific/2.00 pm East. With big data research all the rage, how are librarians being asked to engage with data? As big data research takes off across Business, Science, and the Humanities, librarians need to understand big data and the issues around its storage and curation. How can […]

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Call for Proposals: Brick & Click Conference

The proposal submission deadline for the 17th Annual Brick & Click Conference is March 6! There is still time to submit a proposal. Suggested topics include: • Space re-visioning • Shifting/Inventory control • Active learning • Implementing next generation catalogs • Diversity, equity, & inclusion To submit your proposal idea, please visit: http://www.brickandclick.org/

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NISO Annouces Updated Version of ResourceSync Framework Specification

Baltimore, MD – February 16, 2017 – The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) is pleased to announce the formal publication of an updated version of the ResourceSync Framework Specification (ANSI/NISO Z39.99-2017). Approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), this 1.1 revision improves a web standard that details various capabilities that a server can implement to allow third-party systems to […]

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