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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CALA Conference Travel Grant – Call for Applications

The CALA Conference Travel Grant Committee is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 Conference Travel Grant is now available for application. We are looking for 4 final recipients among all qualifying applicants. Each recipient will receive a check of $500 from CALA Treasurer after the Committee’s decision is approved by CALA’s Executive Committee and announced to the CALA list.   You […]

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Clara Chu Receives ALISE Award for Professional Contribution to Library and Information Science Education

Clara Chu, director and Mortenson Distinguished Professor, is the 2016 recipient of the ALISE Award for Professional Contribution to Library and Information Science Education. The award is being presented to Clara tomorrow at the ALISE Annual Conference taking place in Boston.   Recipients must provide evidence of regular and sustained service that promotes and strengthens the broad areas of library/information […]

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2016 CALA membership renewal

Dear Midwest Chapter members, This is a gentle reminder of the CALA membership application and renewal as the CALA general election will be held in spring. Please be aware that if you joined/renewed your membership before July 1 2015, your membership was expired on December 31, 2015. You need to renew your membership soon in order to keep it up-to-date. […]

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Free Webcast: Virtual Reference – 01/14/2016

Reference work continues to be a huge part of the foundation of librarianship. Like many other library services, more and more of it is conducted online. Our expert panel will be exploring virtual reference—what it means, how it is changing, and the best practices for those getting started. This episode of AL Live will be hosted live on Thursday, January […]

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