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DEADLINE PASSED: Call for Chapters - Google in Libraries: Uses for Patron, Student and Staff

By sgodbey on January 14, 2014 2:24 PM | Permalink

Call for Chapters: Google in Libraries: Uses for Patron, Student and Staff
Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Editor: Carol Smallwood, Women, Work, and the Web: How the Web Creates Entrepreneurial Opportunities (Scarecrow Press, 2014);  Library Services for Multicultural Patrons to Encourage Library Use (Scarecrow Press, 2013)

Google has vast resources that are often insufficiently used by librarians or library users. To remedy this, chapters are sought for an anthology by practicing public, academic, school, special librarians, LIS faculty in the United States and Canada for creative, practical approaches that use Google applications. Topics sought such as: Google as a Library Partner or Competitor; Using Google in Library Operations; Google Search; Scholar; Books; Google+; Youtube; Picasa; Earth; Sky; Research; Library Instruction in Using Google.

DEADLINE PASSED: Call For Proposals - 2014 Information Literacy Summit

By nfawley on January 14, 2014 9:31 AM | Permalink

2014 Information Literacy Summit

Into the Next Generation: The Future of Information Literacy

Presented by DePaul University Library and Moraine Valley Community College Library

Friday, April 25, 2014, 8:30am-3:30pm

Located at the Moraine Valley Community College campus

Keynote Address

Trudi Jacobson (University at Albany, SUNY; Chair of ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education Task Force) and Tom Mackey (SUNY Empire State College) will deliver this year’s keynote, “Changing Models, Changing Emphases: The Evolution of Information Literacy.” Their presentation will explore metaliteracy, threshold concepts, empowerment, metacognition, and information literacy in the disciplines

Call for Proposals

DEADLINE PASSED: Call For Proposals - Join us for Extending Our Reach: The Inaugural Colloquium on Academic Libraries & Service Learning

By nfawley on January 14, 2014 9:28 AM | Permalink

Call for proposals - Reminder

Join us for Extending Our Reach: The Inaugural Colloquium on Academic Libraries & Service Learning. The colloquium invites all who are interested in current and potential partnerships between academic librarians, faculty who teach service learning courses and service learning partners. The conference is designed to facilitate the sharing of research, ideas, perspectives and best practices in library engagement with/in academic service learning.  The colloquium will feature a keynote speaker, 30-minute presentations, round table discussions, and poster sessions. The conference will be limited to 75 attendees to facilitate opportunities to network and connect with colleagues in this emerging focus area of librarianship.

The submission form is now live! The deadline for submissions is January 31.

Full call for proposals and submission form:

Maureen Barry

First Year Experience Librarian

Wright State University

3640 Colonel Glenn Highway

228 Dunbar Library

DEADLINE PASSED: Call For Proposals - National Personal Librarian & First Year Experience Library Conference

By nfawley on January 13, 2014 9:30 AM | Permalink

Call for Proposals:

First National Personal Librarian & First Year Experience Library Conference

When: April 7-8, 2014

Where: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

More information:

Proposals are now being accepted for the First National Personal Librarian & First Year Experience Library Conference, a 2-day event focused on all aspects of the first year experience and the personalization of outreach and services for incoming students. The conference will be hosted by the Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University.

The inaugural conference will focus on starting library initiatives to support first year students, assessing outcomes of services and resources, and building the collaborative relationships throughout the organization to prepare a holistic approach to student success and retention.