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Phone: 651-690-6802
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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia Minnesota Meetup


 
February 25, 10-5 pm, Special Collections Reading Room, 4th Floor, Minneapolis Central Library
 
We invite the Minnesota Wikipedia community and local historians to edit and augment entries in Wikipedia on Minneapolis history. Please help us increase the depth of information on Minneapolis history topics by utilizing materials in the Minneapolis Collection.  Find your own Minneapolis history topics to edit or work from a list developed by Special Collections Librarians.

SALALM Scholarship; Deadline: February 20, 2012

Online Application.
View the flyer here.

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.

Who Should Apply:
Applicants able to demonstrate a strong interest in Latin America, the Caribbean or their diaspora, and who have career aspirations involving service to academic users seeking information about, or researching topics involving the Latin American or Caribbean region, are urged to apply.

Interest may be demonstrated through previous work, internships, undergraduate or graduate-level study, involvement through volunteer programs with governmental, non- governmental or private sector organizations, and research and publication on topics relevant to the area. Competency in one of the area’s major languages is highly important.

Congratulations to Melanie Freimuth, MLIS student!

The 2012 Contributed Papers Committee has accepted Melanie Freimith's abstract on "Cuba's Special Libraries Tribulations and Triumphs" for presentation at the SLA conference  in Chicago, Illinois on July 15-18, 2012.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Digital Public Library of America is seeking interns

The Digital Public Library of America is seeking interns for the summer (June 4 - August 10, 2012) through the 2012 Berkman Center for Internet & Society Summer Internship Program.

Interns, or Berkterns as they sometimes called, will jump head first into the swirl of the Berkman universe, where they will be deeply and substantively involved in research projects and efforts for the DPLA. They will conduct research related to library users, content, governance, funding, publishing models, and related issues; stay abreast of developments in the digital library field (including news related to e-publishing, copyright, linked open data, and other areas); blog regularly on these issues; and contribute to the Digital Public Library of America wiki and website. Depending on summer needs, they may also have the opportunity to create multimedia for the DPLA website. Summer interns will also conduct research on the legal aspects and considerations related to these issues.

Summer internships are full time positions (35 hours/week) for 10 weeks and our Summer 2012 program runs from Monday, June 4 through Friday, August 10. Interns are paid $11.50 an hour. No other benefits are provided, and interns must make their own housing, insurance and transportation arrangements. Please be forewarned that payment may not be sufficient to cover living expenses in the Boston area, so interns should plan accordingly.

The application deadline for all students for Summer 2012 is Sunday, February 12 2012 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

More information, along with application instructions, is available at http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/getinvolved/internships_summer.

Questions?  Email Rebecca Tabasky at rtabasky@cyber.law.harvard.edu.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Winter 2012 LIS Syllabi are posted in Kateway

Find your Winter 2012 course syllabi online:
  1. Login in to Kateway
  2. Select your Student Tab.
  3. Under Registration and course info, click on Online syllabi
  4. Choose Grad Syllabi
  5. Click on 2012, WNTR, and then LIS
The LIS courses are listed as they are posted. If you do not see your course listed on this page, go to the menu bar at the top and select Next Page. Check your class syllabus as some courses have homework due on the first day.

The Winter 2012 semester begins on Monday, 
January 30, 2012

FREE Webinar - Lending eReaders: What Libraries Need to Know

February 28, 9:00-10:00 a.m. PST (10:00 MST, 11:00 CST, 12:00 EST)

Join panelists for a discussion on best practices in loaning eReaders to library customers. What are the big considerations when developing a lending program for eReaders? Hear lessons learned and success stories on lending eReaders. Hosted by Shirley Biladeau, Idaho Commission for Libraries and Jennifer Fenton, Washington State Library. Presenters are Chris Gustafson,Whitman, Middle School, Seattle, Washington; Sherrilynn Bair from Snake River Community Library in Idaho and Lauren Corder, Librarian, North Olympic Library System.

Sponsored by Idaho Commission for Libraries and Washington State Library. Register here. Log-in information will be sent to all registrants. Also, resources (and the archive) from our last webinar are available at:http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/projects/eBookPilot/eBookResources.aspxorhttp://libraries.idaho.gov/ereaders

American Association of Law Libraries Scholarship

Going to school? Need money? Apply here…

Did you know the American Association of Law Libraries has several important scholarships to assist present and future members of our profession to achieve their goals?  These scholarships provide valuable assistance to present and future law librarians across all types of member libraries.

Educational scholarships to help those working towards various types of degrees and for continuing education courses
  •  The George A. Strait Minority Scholarship provides valuable assistance to members of recognized minority groups intending to pursue a career in law librarianship. 
  • The LexisNexis John R. Johnson Memorial Scholarship is open to any candidate who applies for any of the AALL Educational Scholarships. 
  • The Marcia J. Koslov Scholarship, jointly established by AALL and member Marcia J. Koslov, assists librarians in state, court or county libraries who wish to pursue a continuing education course or a professional development opportunity.
For more information about our scholarships and to see a list of past recipients please visit http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Member-Resources/scholarships 

For applications visit http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Member-Resources/scholarships/Scholarship-Applications 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Acquisitions Technician for Thomas Jefferson School of Law at San Diego, CA.

Open until filled.

GENERAL SUMMARY: Under the direct supervision and direction of the Technical Services &Acquisitions Librarian and the Library Director, this position has a variety of functions within theTechnical Services Department. This position assists the Technical Services & AcquisitionsLibrarian in performing all acquisitions-related functions including ordering, receiving andclaiming materials. Other duties involve knowledge of library operations, terminology andInnovative Interfaces, Inc., specifically the Millennium Acquisitions and Serials modules.Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required as is a willingness to workcooperatively with colleagues.

Congratulations to Amy Oelkers!

Amy Oelkers' book trailer created for LIS 7220 Library Materials for Young Adults Winter semester 2011 won the SLJ 2012 Book Trailee Award in the Adult Created for Pre-K-12 Readers category

Open Position: Processing Assistant at the University of Minnesota Archives

Part-time, temporary (through June 2012)
 
PRIMARY FUNCTION
This is a temporary 50% appointment running through June 2012 within the University Libraries, Archives & Special Collections, University Archives. The incumbent will oversee the project planning, processing, and description of a major administrative records collection.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Five (5) years of relevant library experience. Up to three (3) years of college education can be substituted for experience.
- Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel.
- Experience processing archival collections.
- Experience with Encoded Archival Description (EAD).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Experience with "minimal processing" techniques.
- Experience processing large, institutional archival records.
- Familiarity with archival description standards.
- Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work well with others in a collaborative setting.
- Demonstrated experience working well independently and meeting deadlines.
  
 

Monday, January 23, 2012

Executive Law Librarian, Associate Director (PLA5) at University of Iowa Law Library

Position begins on July 1, 2012 or before if successful candidate is available earlier.

Employer Information: The University of Iowa Law Library is part of the University of Iowa Law School and is independent of the University Libraries system.  The University of Iowa Law School, founded in 1865, is the oldest law school west of the Mississippi River and is located in Iowa City, Iowa.  The Law School has a student population of about 600 students in its JD program and about 15 in its LLM program and has a faculty of about 45.  According to the most recent ABA figures, the Law Library collection of information resources contains the second largest number of separately cataloged on-site accessible different titles in all formats, and the second largest collection of volumes and microform volume equivalents, among all academic law libraries. The collection is very strong both in American Law and Foreign, Comparative, and International Law.  The Law Library has a staff of 32 FTE including 8 librarians with both library and law degrees.

For more information about the law library – http://www.law.uiowa.edu/library
For more information about the law school – http://www.law.uiowa.edu
For more information about the University of Iowa – http://www.uiowa.edu 

Friday, January 20, 2012

By January 23: MLIS Program Graduate Assistantship Positions for Winter 2012

Four Graduate Assistantship opportunities for the Winter 2012 semester will be open to students currently enrolled in the St. Catherine University MLIS program. Work under the direction of MLIS Faculty members: Heidi Hammond, Sheri Ross, Mary Wagner or Joyce Yukawa. Assistantships are awarded for one semester and require a commitment of ten hours per week.The rate of pay is $12 per hour. The position does not include tuition remission or benefits.   Deadline for applications is January 23, 2012.



Technology: Unexpected Consequences of Legislation and Policies in Libraries--an Online Conference from Amigos

Title: Technology: Unexpected Consequences of Legislation and Policies in Libraries
When: 9:00am – 4:00pm Central, Friday, February 8, 2012
Where:  Online – from the comfort of your office [registration fee required]
Website:  http://www.amigos.org/tech_conference 

Implementing technologies within libraries can be relatively straightforward – until you start complying with laws, regulations, and policies. Technology: Unexpected Consequences of Legislation and Policies in Libraries will focus on the unexpected and surprising consequences of implementing technologies while also adhering to local, state, and national legislation and regulations.

Enhancing Quality Staff Symposium Tuesday, May 1, 2012

University of Minnesota Libraries present the 20th annual EQS Symposium for library paraprofessionals and support staff

EQS Symposium Goals
  •     Learn about a range of timely professional topics
  •     Share ideas and experiences with peers
  •     Enhance your skills with continuing education
  •     Work toward personal well-being 

Sponsored by the University of Minnesota Libraries

Head, Collection Development and Management at Yale University


Harvey Cushing / John Hay Whitney Medical Library
New Haven, CT
Rank: Librarian II – III

Schedule:   Full-time (37.5 hours per week); Standard Work Week (M-F, 8:30-5:00) 
Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music. 

The University and the Library
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and is a highly valued partner in the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including more than 12.5 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaged in numerous digital initiatives designed to provide access to a full array of scholarly information. Housed in the Sterling Memorial Library and twenty school and departmental libraries, it employs a dynamic, diverse, and innovative staff of over 500 who have the opportunity to work with the highest caliber of faculty and students, participate on committees, and are involved in other areas of staff development.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at http://www.library.yale.edu/

Emerging Archival Scholars Program

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

PURPOSE

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.

Job Shadowing opportunit​y

Are you contemplating a career as an academic librarian specializing in English language or literature, rhetoric and composition, drama, or related areas of the humanities? Humanities librarians use their subject knowledge to select appropriate books and resources for collections, give specialized library instruction classes, and help faculty and students with their research. If this sounds interesting, you are invited to participate in the job shadowing program sponsored by the Literatures in English Section of ACRL (LES). 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Northwestern University Library: Librarian Vacancy Announcement


Northwestern University Library seeks a Resource Sharing and Reserve Librarian to provide oversight and management of interlibrary loan, the library's "article scan and deliver" service, UBorrow (a new resource sharing initiative of the CIC), and electronic and print course reserve services of the access services department. Works with the staff to plan, recommend, and implement improvements to these core services. Leads in promotion and assessment of these services. Serves as a resource for questions related to copyright and other policies and practices affecting service. Works closely with the department head and other departmental supervisors to plan and implement seamless services and resource delivery with a user focus in pursuit of divisional, library, and university goals.

Assistant or Associate Professor position in St. Catherine University's MLIS Program

Assistant or Associate Professor - Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) - Req.#12F01

Job Description:
St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis is a comprehensive Catholic university with the nation’s largest college for women at its center. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls over 5,200 students in associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in both traditional day and weekend formats. Associate and Graduate programs enroll both women and men.

The Master of Library and Information Science Program is seeking an experienced, dynamic, visionary candidate to join our learning community as Assistant or Associate Professor. We seek applicants who have research and teaching expertise in web information systems.
Responsibilities: Teaching required and elective courses; conducting research; meeting service and scholarship expectations for tenure and promotion; providing vision and advocacy for the program’s IT infrastructure needs; student advising/mentoring.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Position Announcement: Access Services Librarian at North Dakota State University Libraries


Salary: $44,000+

The Access Services Librarian manages interlibrary loan and circulation operations, including operating, troubleshooting and customizing appropriate integrated library subsystems, electronic reserves, and ILL applications. The department also performs physical management of most materials, including shifting and stacks maintenance; opens and closes the building and provides backup support for branch operations; processes accounts receivables, credit memos, and invoices from interlibrary loan providers; fines and bills for overdue materials; and prepares notices and reports for the university community. This position hires, trains, schedules, and supervises five full-time and one part-time staff, as well as student assistants, and promotes a positive image of the Libraries. The Access Services Librarian also provides general and specialized reference and research services; is responsible for assigned collection development and subject liaison activities; serves on appropriate library and university committees; and completes special projects as assigned.

The Memory of the World in the Digital age: Digitizati​on and Preservati​on

Call for Papers

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.

IFLA: Government Information & Official Publications Section (GIOPS) Call for Papers

The Government Information & Official Publications Section (GIOPS) of IFLA is co-sponsoing a paper session this year with the Government Libraries Section, Law Libraries, & Library and Research Services for Parliaments sections. The title of the paper session and information about submitting proposals is listed below.

Please also see the link on the official call for papers site
http://conference.ifla.org/ifla78/calls-for-papers/the-surprising-world-of-government-libraries-trendsin-survival-and-prospectand
on the GIOPS site
http://www.ifla.org/en/giops/conferences.

*Government Libraries Section  & Government Information and Official Publications Section *
*& Law Libraries Section  & Library and Research Services for Parliaments
Section*

Theme:  *The Surprising World of Government Libraries: trends in survival and prospect of new services*

Friday, January 13, 2012

Call for Committee Volunteers (MLA)

The Minnesota Library Association is looking for volunteers for our Awards, Nominating, Membership, and Communications Committees.

The Awards Committee is responsible for the awards of the Minnesota Library Association with the exception of the President’s Award. For more information about the awards and previous winners, see www.mnlibraryassociation.org/awards.

The Communications Committee develops and implements an annual plan of action to communicate with members and to market the association.

The Membership Committee develops and implements an annual plan of action to recruit and retain members.
The Nominating Committee is charged with the responsibility of preparing a slate of candidates for each elective office of the Association.

For more details on each of the committees and/or to express your interest in serving on one of them, please visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/mlacmteinterest2012.

Please complete the interest form by Tuesday, January 24. Appointments will be made by the end of January.

Thank you.
Carla Urban
MLA President

Minnesota Library Association
1821 University Ave W, Ste S256 | St. Paul, MN 55104
ph: (651) 999-5343 | fax: (651) 917-1835
mlaoffice@mnlibraryassociation.org | www.mnlibraryassociation.org

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Digital Resources/Preservation Librarian position

Job Opportunity: Instruction/Outreach Librarian – Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota

The Carl B. Ylvisaker Library at Concordia College is inviting applications for an Instruction and Outreach Librarian.  This is a 10-month Library Faculty position that provides library instruction, creates instructional materials, and collaborates with the Chair of Instruction to implement a sequenced information literacy program within assigned academic departments.  In addition, the successful candidate will develop innovative outreach programming and provide reference services.  ALA-accredited masters degree is required.  For more information about this position and the application process, visit https://hr.cord.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1326126628044.

Screening begins February 1, 2012 and continues until filled.  Beginning work date is August 2012.

Media Teacher position at Minneapolis Public Schools

Department: Educational Service Center

Position Code: 20000343 - Media Teacher

Work Hours: varies, 38 Weeks

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Position Description:
*Applicant Pool - Various Sites/Various Hours

 FUNCTION:
·         Teaches students skills to access, evaluate and use information from multiple sources for media literacy and technology production.
·         Promotes the appreciation of literature and the development of reading skills.
·         Teams with staff and provides professional development for effective integration of media and technology into the curriculum and on the ethical uses of information and copyright.
·         Manages media staff, circulation of materials/equipment, budgets, local area network, and media technology facilities.
·         Promotes the Information Media and Technology program with staff, students, parents, and community.

For more information and to apply for the position: https://empapp.mpls.k12.mn.us/PreviewJob.aspx?qryIxy0kvO6O1F686mZnED1vA%3d%3d

Minneapolis Public Schools

PIMA COUNTY JOB OPPORTUNITY

LIBRARY DIRECTOR
(County Class Code: 7589)

Opening: December 30, 2011
First Screening: January 23, 2012

Pima County Government
Human Resources Department
150 West Congress, 4th Floor
Tucson, Arizona  85701-1317

Phone – (520) 740-8028
Fax – (520) 620-1487

For additional information:

Open content licensing for educators is a free online workshop

Open content licensing for educators is a free online workshop designed for educators and students who want to learn more about open education resources, copyright, and creative commons licenses.

The course materials were developed as a collaborative project by volunteers from the OER Foundation, WikiEducator, the OpenCourseWare Consortium and Creative Commons with funding support from UNESCO. The course will provide prerequisite knowledge required by educators to legally remix open education materials and help institutions to take informed decisions about open content licenses.

This free workshop is sponsored by Ako Aotearoa, a strategic partner member of the OER Foundation and scheduled for 23 - 27 January 2012.

Participants will need approximately 1 hour for each day of the workshop at a time which suits your own schedule.

Download and share this poster with your colleagues

Register for the course

Open Positions at BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

Binghamton University Libraries is currently accepting applications for two library faculty positions – Engineering Librarian and Visual Arts Librarian. BU Libraries seek enthusiastic, collegial, and service-oriented librarians to serve as an integral part of the Research and Instructional Services Team providing high quality research, collection development, and instructional services for the BU community.
  • Engineering Librarian 
  • Visual Arts Librarian


LIBRARIAN (Adult Reference):

City of Winona, Minnesota, Winona Public Library. Salary Range $16.67 to $23.81/hour. Duties include providing assistance to the public, collection development, programming and familiarity with the latest technology to meet the needs for the community. A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university is required.  Experience in working in a library is desired.  Completed applications and supplemental questionnaires must be received by 4:30 P.M., Friday, January 27, 2012.  Initial examination will consist of a supplemental questionnaire.  City of Winona application and questionnaire are available from the Human Resources Office, 207 Lafayette, PO Box 378, Winona, MN 55987; 507/457-8234; www.cityofwinona-mn.com or e-mail:  molson@ci.winona.mn.us 

EOE.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Information Technology Librarian



Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

UMBC, an honors university in Maryland, seeks an innovative individual to oversee the Library Information Technology and Systems Unit.  The successful candidate will be responsible for the Library's computing systems and operations, lead initiatives in Library information technology and systems, and coordinate Library initiatives with the campus, the USMAI and other initiatives.   ALA accredited MLS degree and demonstrated information technology experience required. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  For best consideration, please respond by Jan. 20, 2012. Minimum salary: $58,000.

 For complete position responsibilities, full requirements and other information on the UMBC Library, or to apply, see www.umbc.edu/library “Employment Opportunities” section. 

UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Kansas State University Libraries Open Positions

K-State Libraries consist of architectural award-winning Hale Library and four specialized branches on the Manhattan, KS campus. Print holdings number 2.3 million volumes, and are supported by access to over 49,000 journals and hundreds of research databases online. K-State Libraries employ approximately 100 individuals full-time, including tenure-track faculty librarians, professional staff, and classified staff. The part-time student employee crew numbers approximately 60.

Strayer University is looking for Full-Time Learning Resource Center Managers


Strayer University is looking for Full-Time Learning Resource Center Managers to work at 2 brand new campuses that we are opening in March of 2012! These campuses are located in Bloomington and Minneapolis.

Working under the supervision of the Campus Dean, the Learning Resource Center Manager:
  • Manages the Learning Resource Center (LRC) in support of the academic mission of the university. 
  • Ensures that the LRC functions properly and assists students, faculty and staff in its use.
  • Actively supports information literacy efforts through instructional activities in and out of the classroom as well as through other coordinated promotional efforts in conjunction with the University’s Information Literacy Program and the Library Office
  • Directs work of the LRC staff, as appropriate.
  • Acts as a campus representative in meeting students’ career development needs in conjunction with the Regional Career Development Officer.
  • Supports academic information technology needs and acts as the test administrator for the campus in conjunction with the Regional IT Support Office.
This position requires a MLS or MLIS. 

Hours: Must be flexible to work some evening and Saturday hours.
 
To learn more about this position and apply online, please visit www.strayer.edu/careers today!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

LIBRARY DIRECTOR, ADAMS MEMORIAL LIBRARY (CENTRAL FALLS, RHODE ISLAND)

The Adams Memorial Library is located in Central Falls, Rhode Island, a city that is currently undergoing significant, exciting structural changes to meet the needs and aspirations of over 19,000 residents. Since 1910, the Adams Library has been an active, vibrant community institution committed to the education and cultural enrichment of its users. (Recently, a devoted set of volunteers was recognized by the local and national press for its tireless efforts to keep the library’s doors open during the city’s financial distress.) As Central Falls transforms itself into an efficient, productive modern city, the library will play a key role as a knowledge and activity center for the community’s public and private sectors, and for its diverse community. The library’s facilities will continue to be supported and maintained by the Adams Memorial Trust; its operations will be governed by the new Board of the Central Falls Public Library and funded by public and private revenues

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Call for Papers: Acquisitions and Collection Development Section Open Session

World Library and Information Congress:  78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly

Helsinki, Finland: 13-17 August 2012

Theme: “Treating Print in an Increasing Digital Collection: Issues, Dilemmas & Directions”

Background:  Traditional print resources are becoming a challenging format and commodity in many libraries.  With the emphasis of many library collections to establish a greater digital presence and library staff rethinking space issues, reader preferences indicating a leaning towards more online resources and access than depending on print, the perception of print potentially becoming  endangered appears significant.  Print, however will not disappear and as we consider the 2012 IFLA Presidential theme, “Libraries: A Force for Change,” we suggest that print in the short and long term, will contribute to that part of the theme as “inclusionary, transformational and innovative” in how it integrates with a growing digital collection. This Open Session will examine directions for the future role of print in all library environments worldwide and consider associated issues, dilemmas and trends libraries are experiencing as they consider selection, collection management decisions and readers’ preferences in meeting information needs with print resources.  This is a call to solicit submissions for 6 presentations (15 minutes each) to be delivered at the IFLA 2012 Congress in Helsinki, Finland (13-17 August) that explores any of the following themes for how libraries are treating all materials issued in print, including books/monographs, serials/journals for all readers:

New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations

“New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations“ is a new series of free quarterly webinars on issues of interest to new librarians, models of library associations and library schools working with new professionals, and groups by and for librarians. The free webinars are presented by IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning  and IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group in partnership with ALA.

Below, the date and time of the first webinar. Save the date!

January 17, 2011

2:00 p.m. CST
3:00 p.m. EST
8:00 p.m. CET
7:00 a.m. EDT (next day)

World Clock

Instructions for Registration: Coming soon!

Reference Sources for the Sciences course has been cancelled

The winter 2012 Reference Sources for the Sciences course (LIS 7420 G01 CRN 21787) has been cancelled due to low enrollment.

Coeur de Catherine announces Christmas and J-Term hours

Coeur de Catherine will be open regular hours today and Tuesday Dec. 20 from 7 a.m. to 12 a.m.; from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21 and Thursday, Dec. 22.

Coeur de Catherine will remain closed from 6 p.m. Dec. 22 through Jan. 2 and will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 7 a.m.

J–Term (January 3–29) hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. with the exception of January 16, St. Catherine University will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

For more information, contact Student Activities at x6210.