Announcing the Coursera Data Management and Sharing MOOC – Opening March 1st

The School of Information and Library Science and the Odum Institute at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the MANTRA team at the University of Edinburgh are pleased to announce the forthcoming Coursera MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), Research Data Management and Sharing.   This is a collaboration of the UNC-CH CRADLE team (Curating Research Assets and Data Using […]

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Thirty museums and libraries honored as finalists for National Medal Award

Hi all, I am excited to share with you that the Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) Library at Campaign Illinois​ is honored to be one of the thirty finalists libraries to receive the National Medal. Led by Lian Ruan, CALA current president as the library director, IFSI Library has done and contributed tremendously to support Fire Fighters and Services  in the State of Illinois. For more information, please see IMLS News Release below and visit IMLS home […]

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Call For Proposal for IULILC 2016

Event: 5th Annual Indiana University Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium Date: Friday, August 5, 2016 Location: Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, Indiana Audience: Academic Librarians Theme: Critical Information Literacy: Empowering Learners for Social Change   Critical pedagogy is an approach to teaching and learning that envisions the educational environment as a site for social change. In recent years, academic librarians have […]

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State Government Information and the copyright conundrum

Please join us for this free webinar presented by ALA’s Office of IT Policy and the Copyright Education Subcommittee.   Figuring out whether state government documents are copyrighted is a tricky question. Copyright law has significant impact on the work libraries, digital repositories, and even state agencies, with regards to digitizing and web archiving state government information.   Free State […]

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Call for Proposals – CALA Poster Sessions

Call for Proposals – CALA Poster Sessions Showcase of Your Achievements 3:00-4:30 pm, Sunday, June 26, 2016 2016 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 […]

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Free Webcast: Introducing RDA

As more libraries around the world adopt RDA: Resource Description and Access, knowledge of this new standard is a crucial skill. RDA has tremendous potential for helping the library world move into the digital world, on the flip side, it is a major anxiety point for catalogers who aren’t sure what they need to learn to get started with this […]

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Call for Application: Minnesota Institute for Early Career Librarians from Traditionally Underrepresented Groups

The University of Minnesota Libraries will offer its 10th week-long Institute for 24 early career college and university librarians who are from traditionally underrepresented groups and are in the first three years of their professional careers. The Institute focuses on the development of library leaders from diverse backgrounds. Participants will develop specific leadership abilities proven to be necessary for organizational […]

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