SCIP Holiday Event, Featuring Harry Markopolos

When: Thursday, December 16, 2010, 5:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Where: Buca di Beppo restaurant (formerly Vinny T's), Lexington, MA

Program
In 2000, Harry Markopolos recruited and led a four-man team of industry experts to track Bernie Madoff's $65 billion feeder fund network across two continents. This team's eight-and-one-half year long investigation identified dozens of Madoff feeder funds which were delivering a steady stream of new victims to Madoff's doorstep on a daily basis. Most of their intelligence was gathered in person at industry events, conferences, and during meetings. (In fact, very little of their investigation took place on the internet and there was a reason for that — Madoff was so secretive that he made sure that none of these feeder funds was mentioning him by name in their marketing efforts.) Mr. Markopolos will speak about the case from an intelligence gathering standpoint and take questions before the networking/holiday party begins.

Mr. Markopolos will also sign your copy of his book, No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller, detailing his investigation.

 Location

Buca di Beppo restaurant (formerly Vinny T's)
20 Waltham Street
Lexington, MA
(See directions, below)

Registration

Includes dinner and soft drinks. Cash bar available.
SCIP/SLA Member $35.00
Non-Member $45.00

SLA members may email Cynthia Cheng Correia (ccorreia@knowledgeinform.com) for a registration form to fax to SCIP (703.739.2524).Please note: This will be a popular event — register early!

Agenda

5:30 to 6:00 Networking
6:00 to 6:45 Presentation and Q&A
6:45 to 8:00 Networking party

Contacts

Cynthia Cheng Correia, SCIP MA/Boston Chapter Coordinator, ccorreia@knowledgeinform.com, 1.877.400.0883
Robyn Reals, SCIP Education Manager, rreals@scip.org, 703.739.0696 X 107
Are you on the SCIP MA/Boston Chapter LinkedIn Group? Stay in the loop! http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=2200786&trk=anet_ug_grppro

Directions & Parking

Directions for Buca di Beppo, Lexington

From The North, South, And West:
Route 128 south to exit 31A. Routes 4 and 225 towards Lexington (You must bear right off the exit - It is one way.) Follow approximately 2 miles until you pass the Lexington Battle Green and the Minuteman statue. Take a right at the next traffic light onto Waltham Street. Buca is on the left.

From Boston Or Route 2 West:
Route 2 west to exit 54B, Waltham Street, Lexington. Turn right at exit and follow approximately 2 miles. Buca is on the right just before the intersection of Waltham Street and Massachusetts Ave.

From Route 2 West:
Route 2 to exit 53, Spring Street and Waltham Street. Bear right off the exit, take the next right and follow back over Route 2. Turn right immediately after going over the highway and follow approximately 1 mile to Waltham Street. Turn left and proceed approximately 2 miles. Buca is on the right just before the intersection of Waltham St. and Mass. Ave.

From Cambridge / Arlington:
Follow Mass. Ave. into Lexington Center. After post office and police station, the next light is Waltham St. Turn left and Buca is on the right.

From Woburn / Burlington:
At four corners, follow Lexington Street into Lexington until it ends at Mass. Ave. Turn right and then left at the next light - Waltham St. Buca is on the left.

Parking:
Street parking is available and a large lot is behind the buildings on the other side of Waltham St.

NEDCC Webinar: Collections Security

When: Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 2:00 pm Eastern (2 hrs)
Where: Live online webinar

THE NORTHEAST DOCUMENT CONSERVATION CENTER presents a live online webinar on Collections Security.

$95 / $80 early-bird registration (November 24, 2010)
Registration deadline: December 14, 2010
Maximum class size: 24
Class level: Beginner
Instructor: Donia Conn, NEDCC Workshop Program and Reference Coordinator
Location: Live online webinar


This live, online webinar will cover security measures that can be taken to ensure the safety of collections and staff.  Policies and practices with low- and no-cost solutions to security problems, and additional measures for special collections will be address.


Who should attend?
This webinar is designed for those who wish to know more about providing security for their collections and their building.


NEDCC has just posted the latest offerings on the Center's Preservation Training Calendar for January -
June 2011.


FOR THE COMPLETE SCHEDULE AND TO REGISTER for NEDCC's Preservation
Workshops and Webinars, please visit the Training Calendar at
www.nedcc.org/education/training.calendar.php


COST:
ON-SITE WORKSHOPS - $150 ($130 early-bird registration) LIVE-ONLINE
WEBINARS - $95 ($80 early-bird registration)

QUESTIONS ABOUT NEDCC TRAINING PROGRAMS?
Contact Donia Conn, dconn@nedcc.org or (978) 470-1010 ext. 220

Social Success Online

When: Thursday, December 9, 2010, 7:00 P.M.
Where: Alan Mudge Auditorium at the Dover-Sherborn High School


Parents and community members are invited to attend Social Success Online; a
presentation given by Dr. Elizabeth Englander on December 9th at 7:00 p.m.
in the Alan Mudge Auditorium at the Dover-Sherborn High School.. Dr.
Englander is the founder and director of the Massachusetts Aggression
Reduction Center (MARC) at Bridgewater State University. Dr. Englander
educates and trains teachers, parents and community groups about bullying,
cyberbullying and online success. Thanks to POSITIVE and DSEF for
sponsoring Dr. Englander's presentation.

NEASIST Winter Meet-up: All Things e-Readers!

When: Thursday, December 9, 2010

NEASIST Winter Meet-up:  All Things e-Readers!

For more information:

http://neasist.org/2010/11/04/453/

On the evening of Thursday, December 9, gather with friends and
colleagues for a happy-hour discussion on all things e-Readers.

Come share your own experiences with reading books on Kindle, or reading textbooks on an iPad. Perhaps your library has adopted an eBook policy for reserves and other materials.  Perhaps you are waiting to learn more before moving away from print.  Come discuss the pros and cons of various formats, and the potential challenges for administration of this e-Resource.

Send questions to Lisa at Ljunghahn@law.harvard.edu.

Presentation: "E-Books: Challenge and Opportunities"

When: Monday, December 6, 2010, 6 p.m.
Where: Kresge Room, Barker Ctr, Harvard

Alexander Parker, Director of Research Computing, presents "E-Books: Challenge and Opportunities" Is the burgeoning e-Book market a threat or boon to scholars and their scholarship? Kresge Room, Barker Ctr, Harvard. "Thinking with Technology" series.

Presentation: "The Alphabet: its Origins and Early History"

When: Thursday, December 2, 2010, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St, Harvard

Peter Machinist (Hebrew and Other Oriental Languages, NELC, Harvard), presents "The Alphabet: its Origins and Early History" Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St, Harvard. Visible Language Lecture series, Peabody Museum

NELIG Winter Meetings - Registration Deadline

When: Friday, November 26, 2010, 9:00am to 12:30pm
Where: Rhode Island College, Tufts University, University of Southern Maine - Portland

Registration is now open for the NELIG Winter Meetings on December 3, 2010 from 9:00am to 12:30pm.

We have been inspired by Project Information Literacy (http://www.projectinfolit.org). Project Information Literacy has been using qualitative research methods to get a better understanding of students' research and study habits.

This meeting will feature speakers discussing their qualitative research projects and will be happening at three different locations: Adams Library at Rhode Island College in Providence, RI; Tisch Library at Tufts University in Medford, MA; and Glickman Library at University of Southern Maine - Portland, ME.

1. At Rhode Island College you will hear from the following speakers about their qualitative research projects:
-- Susanna Cowan from UConn who will be speaking about their Assessment 360 program
-- Kendall Hobbes and Diane Klare from Wellsleyn about their experience working with U Rochester Anthropologist Nancy Foster and the work that came out of that.

2. At Tufts you will hear from the following speakers:
-- The Data Assessment Team at Tufts University who have been conducting qualitative research.
-- Laura Saunders, Visiting Professor at Simmons College who used qualitative research methods to complete her PhD Dissertation "Literacy as a Student Learning Outcome"

3. At the University of Southern Maine- Portland you will hear from:
-- Roberta Jordan who conducted a longitudinal study of the impact of a laptop program on high school students' information literacy skills using qualitative research methods.
-- Kathy Labadorf from UConn will speak about their Assessment 360 program.


PLEASE REGISTER BY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010.
We need to make sure there are at least 10 participants at each location.
-- Rhode Island College: http://neligdecri.eventbrite.com/
-- Tufts University: http://neligdectufts.eventbrite.com/
-- University of Southern Maine- Portand : http://neligdeusm.eventbrite.com/

 
Directions
Rhode Island College Directions & Maps:http://www.ric.edu/adamslibrary/about/directions.html
Tisch Library at Tufts Univeristy Directions & Maps: http://www.library.tufts.edu/tisch/directions.htm
University of Southern Maine - Portland Campus Directions & Maps: http://usm.maine.edu/discover/maps.html.

Presentation: "Art as Writing: the Magic of Egyptian Hieroglyphs"

When: Thursday, November 18, 2010, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St, Harvard

Peter Der Manuelian (Egyptology, NELC, Harvard), presents "Art as Writing: the Magic of Egyptian Hieroglyphs" Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St, Harvard. Visible Language Lecture series, Peabody Museum.

Presentation: "Ancient Scholarship in the Printing House"

When: Thursday, November 18, 2010, 6 p.m.
Where: Brown University, Wilson Hall, Room 102,

Anthony Grafton, Princeton University, presents "Ancient Scholarship in the Printing House: The Culture of Correction in Renaissance Europe" Charles Alexander Robinson, Jr. Memorial Lecture at  Brown University, Wilson Hall, Room 102, Providence, RI 02912

"Ancient Scholarship in the Printing House: The Culture of Correction in Renaissance Europe"

When: Thursday, November 18, 2010, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Charles Alexander Robinson,Jr. Memorial Lecture at Brown University, Wilson Hall, Room 102, Providence, RI 02912

Anthony Grafton (Princeton University), "Ancient Scholarship in the Printing House: The Culture of Correction in Renaissance Europe"

The Painters' Bible: Illustrated Editions of Ovid's Metamorphoses

When: Thursday, November 18, 2010, 6:30-7:30pm
Where: Titian Room, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Dr. Anne-Marie Eze, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, presents "The Painters' Bible: Illustrated Editions of Ovid's Metamorphoses" Titian Room, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Free with admission.

For more details see: http://connect.gardnermuseum.org/site/Calendar/853003287?view=Detail&id=105821

Random Notes from a Book History Bureaucrat

When: Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Antiquarian Hall, at 185 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA

John B. Hench, retired vice president for collections and programs at AAS, presents "Random Notes from a Book History Bureaucrat." This is the Twenty-seventh Annual James Russell Wiggins Lecture in the Program in the History of the Book in American Culture; it will combine elements of memoir, reflections on the development and influence of the Society's Program in the History of the Book in American Culture, and notes on some of the themes in his recent scholarship on publishing in the World War II era.  The lecture will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Antiquarian Hall, at 185 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA, 01609.

Ann Blair Book Talk

When: Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Lower Library, Robinson Hall, Harvard

Ann Blair (History, Harvard) will discuss her new book Too Much To Know: managing scholarly information before the modern age.

Dennis Tenenboym (Comparative Literature), "The Tyranny of Literature"

When: Monday, November 15, 2010
Where: Kresge Room, Barker Ctr, Harvard

Do you find your toaster manual beautiful? What is "literary" in post-print culture? Who should organize the world's information? Kresge Room, Barker Ctr, Harvard, "Thinking with Technology" series.

ACRL NEC Information Technology Interest Group's Fall 2010 Workshop - Mobile Website Building 201

When: Monday, November 15, 2010, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Where: Keene State College Mason Library Keene, NH

Please join us for the ACRL NEC Information Technology Interest Group's Fall 2010 Workshop - Mobile Website Building 201.
This workshop will be a combination of theory and hands-on mobile website design with an intended audience of those who have intermediate HTML & CSS skills (hence the 201, not 101).

Topics covered will range from Cross-Platform Considerations to Design. Registration is limited to 30 attendees.

The session will be held:

November 15, 2010
10:00am - 3:00pm
Keene State College
Mason Library
Keene, NH

The workshop will be provided by Wittawat (Wit) Meesangnil & Edward Iglesias of Central Connecticut State University (CCSU).

Click below for full details of the program including speaker bios.

Full Details of the Program

Registration Form

After registering you will be taken to a confirmation page that will include the following link:  http://itig.acrlnec.org/node/13
Please click this link to proceed to Google Checkout to pay for the program.  Please let us know if you have any trouble registering and/or paying.

Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair

When: Friday, November 12, 2010
Where: Hynes Convention Center

For more info see http://hq.abaa.org/books/antiquarian/event_fly?code=37

Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair

When: Friday, November 12, 2010
Where: Hynes Convention Center, Boston

Nov 12-14: Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, Hynes Convention Center, Boston.

Over 120 rare book dealers from the United States, England, Germany and The Netherlands are expected to exhibit and sell rare, collectible and antiquarian books, modern first editions, manuscripts, autographs, maps, atlases, and a plethora of other literary ephemera. Fine and decorative prints will also be featured.

For more info see  http://hq.abaa.org/books/antiquarian/event_fly?code=37

International Conference on New Trends in Education and Their Implications

When: Thursday, November 11, 2010, November 11-13, 2010
Where: Porto Bello Hotel Resort and Spa, Turkey

International Conference on New Trends in Education and Their Implications
Porto Bello Hotel Resort& SPA
11-13 November 2010
Antalya / Turkey
www.iconte.org

In the first ICONTE new trends in education and their implications will be discussed. This conference is being convened to focus on developments, problems and solutions in educational sciences and become a forum for the educators to share their opinions. ICONTE is dedicated to the interdisciplinary studies in education and is hope to provide a variety of venues to bring invaluable information and researchers from different fields.

You are invited to submit abstract(s) for both paper and poster presentations. Moreover your contributions and innovative ideas will help us develop a conference panel.

We are expecting a lot of researchers from all over the world and from different disciplines to attend the conference during which around 300 uniqe studies will be discussed and more than 100 sessions will be held. The language of the Conference will be English and Turkish. Abstracts and full papers will be published separately. For more information, please visit conference web site at www.iconte.org

2010 World Usability Day Celebration

When: Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Where: School of Management Building, SOMC M501-502, Simmons College, Boston campus

Simmons Usability Lab is pleased to announce its 2010 World Usability Day Celebration Event. The event will feature a presentation/demonstration by a team from the Harvard Library Innovation Laboratory. An informal usability exercise/assessment will be performed on one of the Laboratory's products, ShelfLife. Light refreshment will be served.

Presenters: Kim Dulin, Co-Director of the Harvard Library Innovation Laboratory at Harvard Law School; Associate Director at the HLS Library; Paul Deschner, lead developer; David Weinberger, Senior Researcher at the Berkman Center and Co-Director of the Harvard Library Innovation Laboratory

The event is organized by the Simmons GSLIS Usability Lab, and sponsored by Simmons Student Chapter of American Society for Information and Technology (ASIST).

The event is free but requires registration. To register for the event, please go to:
http://simmonswud2010.eventbrite.com/

Women's Studies Interest Group Event at BC

When: Monday, November 8, 2010

Women's Studies Interest Group Event at BC

When: Monday, November 8, 2010
Where: Boston College, John J. Burns Library, 140 Commonwealth Ave, Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston College Libraries, in collaboration with the Association of College & Research Libraries, New England Chapter (Women's Studies Interest Group), are pleased to announce a seminar, "The Women of the Cuala Press and the Irish Literary Revival", to be held at the John J. Burns Library on November 8, 2010. Presentations will be offered by Dr. Robert K. O'Neill, Librarian of the John J. Burns Library; Marjorie Howes, Associate Professor of English, Boston College; Justine Sundaram, Reference Librarian of the John J. Burns Library; and Andrew Kuhn, doctoral candidate at Boston College.  A complimentary continental breakfast will be served prior to the talks.

In 1902, Elizabeth and Lily Yeats went into business with Anglo-Irish carpet designer Evelyn Gleeson's Dun Emer Industries. Lily was in charge of the embroidery department and Elizabeth ran the press.  In 1908, due to personal and professional differences with Gleeson, Elizabeth and Lily left Dun Emer to found their own Cuala Industries, which included the Cuala Press and the Cuala Embroidery Department. Besides providing works for publication, William Butler Yeats acted as editor and advisor for the press. Cuala Industries, while producing books, broadsides, note cards, hand-colored prints, and embroidery designs, employed Irish women artisans, writers, and artists. The John J. Burns Library has an impressive collection of Cuala Press materials and related items in its holdings. Some of these materials will be available for viewing at the seminar.

The seminar and breakfast are free of charge and open to the public. The breakfast will be served at 9:00 am and the seminar will begin at 10:30 am. To place a reservation to attend, please contact Barbara Adams Hebard, barbara.hebard@bc.edu.

View a slide show of some Cuala Press archival materials from the John J. Burns Library:
http://www.bc.edu/libraries/about/exhibits/burns/cuala.html

Directions to Boston College (note: parking locations and rates are listed here):
http://www.bc.edu/about/maps/s-approach.html

Campus map (note: the John J. Burns Library is located in the Bapst Building, enter the door nearest to the main gate):
http://www.bc.edu/about/maps/s-chestnuthill.html

Seminar: "The Women of the Cuala Press and the Irish Literary Revival"

When: Monday, November 8, 2010, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Boston College, John J. Burns Library, 140 Commonwealth Ave, Chestnut Hill, MA

A seminar on "The Women of the Cuala Press and the Irish Literary Revival", with presentations by Dr. Robert K. O'Neill, Librarian of the John J. Burns Library; Marjorie Howes, Associate Professor of English, Boston College; Justine Sundaram, Reference Librarian of the John J. Burns Library; and Andrew Kuhn, doctoral candidate at Boston College. A complimentary continental breakfast will be served prior to the talks, starting at 9am. The seminar and breakfast are free of charge and open to the public. To place a reservation to attend, please contact Barbara Adams Hebard, barbara.hebard@bc.edu . View a slide show of some Cuala Press archival materials from the John J. Burns Library: http://www.bc.edu/libraries/about/exhibits/burns/cuala.html

The Women of the Cuala Press and the Irish Literary Revival

When: Monday, November 8, 2010, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Boston College, John J. Burns Library

November 8, 2010, 10:30 am at Boston College, John J. Burns Library, 140 Commonwealth Ave, Chestnut Hill, MA: a seminar on "The Women of the Cuala Press and the Irish Literary Revival", with presentations by Dr. Robert K. O'Neill, Librarian of the John J. Burns Library; Marjorie Howes, Associate Professor of English, Boston College; Justine Sundaram, Reference Librarian of the John J. Burns Library; and Andrew Kuhn, doctoral candidate at Boston College. A complimentary continental breakfast will be served prior to the talks, starting at 9am. The seminar and breakfast are free of charge and open to the public. To place a reservation to attend, please contact Barbara Adams Hebard, barbara.hebard@bc.edu. View a slide show of some Cuala Press archival materials from the John J. Burns Library: http://www.bc.edu/libraries/about/exhibits/burns/cuala.html.

Dangerous Mammals: Ivan Coyote and S. Bear Bergman Tour 2010

When: Monday, November 8, 2010, 7 p.m. (doors at 6:30 p.m.)
Where: Paresky Conference Center, Main College Building, Simmons College

Join the Progressive Librarians Guild at Simmons College to celebrate the co-launch of S. Bear Bergman's Butch Is A Noun and Ivan Coyote's Missed Her, both hot off the presses at Arsenal Pulp Press. Both Coyote and Bergman are renowned performers, bringing finely their finely honed stage skills and the pitch perfect timing of master storytellers to their live readings.

*ASL interpreters will be provided*
Suggested donation $15-$20 sliding scale at the door.
 
Ivan Coyote was born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. An award-winning author of six collections of short stories, one novel, three CD's, four short films and a renowned performer, Ivan's first love is live storytelling, and over the last seventeen years she has become an audience favourite at music, poetry, spoken word and writer's festivals from Anchorage to Amsterdam. The Globe and Mail called Ivan "a natural-born storyteller" and Ottawa X Press said "Coyote is to CanLit what k.d. lang is to country music: a beautifully odd fixture."
www.ivanecoyote.com
 
S. Bear Bergman is a writer, a theater artist, an instigator, a gender-jammer, and a good example of what happens when you overeducate a contrarian. Ze is the author of Butch is a Noun (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2010) and Lambda Literary Award-finalist The Nearest Exit May be Behind You (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2009), three award-winning solo performances, a frequent contributor to anthologies on all manner of topics and co-editor (with the fabulous Kate Bornstein) of Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation (Seal Press, 2010).
 
http://www.sbearbergman.com/
http://tinyurl.com/dangerousmammals

Cosponsored by
The Alliance at Simmons College
Keshet
In the Streets Productions/The Femme Show

"E-Books: Challenge and Opportunities"

When: Saturday, November 6, 2010, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Kresge Room, Barker Ctr, Harvard.

Alexander Parker (Director of Research Computing) "E-Books: Challenge and Opportunities" Is the burgeoning e-Book market a threat or boon to scholars and their scholarship? "Thinking with Technology" series.

Trejo Institute 2010

When: Friday, November 5, 2010, November 5 & 6, 2010
Where: Simmons College, Boston, MA

SAVE THE DATE
November 5 & 6, 2010
Simmons College, Boston

The Trejo Foster Foundation and The Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College in collaboration with University of Rhode Island and Southern Connecticut State University cordially invite you to the VIII Trejo Foster Foundation Institute — Engaging and Serving Hispanic/Latino and Spanish-Speaking Communities: Best Practices and Challenges for Libraries

A forum for library professionals and scholars to share experiences and discuss issues and strategies for serving Hispanic/Latino and Spanish speaking populations. The institute will focus on two major themes: Best outreach practices, and, current issues and challenges affecting such services.

INVITED SPEAKERS:
Dr. Camila Alire and Loida Garcia-Febo

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
We are accepting papers and proposals for presentations, panels and poster sessions. The main themes are 

  1.  Best Practices and
  2.  Issues, Challenges, and Coping Strategies.

BEST PRACTICES
We got this far....For many years, libraries have worked with their communities to provide services to Hispanic/Latino and Spanish-speaking patrons. This collective experience can be a source of inspiration and direction for those who are taking the initiative of reaching out and providing services to Hispanic/Latino patrons in their communities. How does your library attract, engage, serve, and keep Hispanic/Latino and Spanish speaker patrons? How do you develop effective programs, materials, and collections? How do you sustain initiatives and keep your programs "alive"? Share with us your best practices and effective strategies for community outreach and engagement.

ISSUES, CHALLENGES, AND COPING STRATEGIES
In recent years, the number of issues and challenges that affect library services to Hispanic/Latino communities has increased both in numbers and intensity. Perceptions, misperceptions and ideological points of view from individuals, the media and organizations, and more recently, legislation, seem to be evolving into an atmosphere of resistance and anti-Hispanic/Latino sentiments that may exert undue influences in our libraries. How do we make sure that, above all, we still provide equitable, unbiased service and access? What strategies are libraries using to engage and serve the Hispanic/Latino communities amidst, and above, all these issues and challenges? Share with us your experiences and strategies.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Or to submit your papers and proposals, please contact Dr. Howard Rodriguez-Mori at rodrigh@simmons.edu or visit http://gslis.simmons.edu/trejoinstitute2010/

Open Access event @ BU

When: Friday, October 29, 2010, 3PM - 5PM
Where: BU Photonics Building #206

On October 29th, Boston University Libraries is hosting a lecture on Open Access by Kathleen Fitzpatrick Professor in the Department of Media Studies at Pomona College. Her topic is Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy. The talk will take place from 3 to 5 at the BU Photonics building #206, 8 St. Mary Street, Boston, MA

Please see http://www.bu.edu/dioa/2010/10/21/planned-obsolescence/ for more information.

ASIG Program - SAVE THE DATE - October 28

When: Thursday, October 28, 2010
Where: UMass Boston

SAVE THE DATE!

Attend ASIG's program in October
The Many Hats of Access Services

Join ACRL/NEC Access Services Interest Group (ASIG)
October 28, 2010 from 9:30am to 3:00pm
at UMass, Boston for a program of short (20 minutes or less) presentations and discussion groups.

REGISTRATION IS FREE.

The possible hats we'll be trying on: -Kindle-or other ereaders—funding a program—other start up issues-2parts -Print management how to set up, problems, how to deal with complaints — -Inventory---management and devices -IM chat---implications uses for library -Wiki and Libguides or other online tools— for training -Management of laptop loans

If you have a topic you would like to present/share at the program, please contact

Gail Geisser, Co-Chair (ggeisser@risd.edu) Linda Roscoe, Co-Chair (lroscoe@lesley.edu)

We always appreciate seeing and trying on new hats.

More details coming!: Registration opening September 27, 2010.

October 28th, 2010
UMass, Boston

Please note: although registration is free, parking and lunch are not. For more information regarding parking, please use the following link. Thank you. (http://www.umb.edu/parking_transport/directions.html).

"Why Books?" Conference

When: Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thurs-Fri October 28-29, 2010

"Why Books?" a conference at the Radcliffe Institute, including Thursday afternoon visits to book-related sites on campus and a full day of speakers on Friday.

Please register at http://www.radcliffe.edu/events/calendar_2010books.aspx 

Classroom vs. Online Learning: A Panel Discussion

When: Thursday, October 28, 2010, 1PM
Where: Konover Auditorium, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center University of Connecticut

Is Higher Education at a Crossroads?
Classroom versus Online Learning: A Panel Discussion

Featuring the following guest panelists from the University of
Connecticut:

Judy Buffolino, Director, Distance Education Office, Center for
Continuing Studies
Katie Florian, Alumna, Masters of Accounting program
Anne Hiskes, Associate Professor, Philosophy; Interim Assistant Dean for
Interdisciplinary Programs, CLAS
Scott Kennedy, Director, Undergraduate Education & Access Services
Program, University Libraries
Andrew Rosman, Associate Professor, Accounting; Director, MS and
Internship Programs in Accounting
Jeff Von Munkwitz-Smith, University Registrar
David Alistair Yalof, Associate Professor, Political Science

Susanna Cowan, Undergraduate Education Team Leader, UConn Libraries,
Moderator

The Dodd Research Center is located at 405 Babbidge Road on the
University of Connecticut campus in Storrs, CT, off of Whitney Road,
facing Homer Babbidge Library. The closest parking area to the Dodd
Center is the South Campus Garage. Please refer to the Lodewick Visitors
Center website (http://www.visitors.uconn.edu/) for directions and maps
of the Storrs campus. The Dodd Center phone number is 860-486-4500.

Please join us in person or virtually: the Forum will be streamed live. http://bit.ly/libforum

Foundation for Children's Books Fall Events

When: Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Where: www.thefcb.org for more information

First, on Wednesday night, October 27, as part of our "Conversations with…" series, we'll feature Roger Sutton and Martha Parravano of the Horn Book magazine talking about their new book, A Family of Readers: the Book Lover's Guide to Children's and Adult Literature. This event is $15, or $5 for students. Our fall half-day conference "What's New in Children's Books?" will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and will feature authors Francisco Stork, Elise Broach, and illustrator Kelly Murphy, along with Pat Keogh and Gail Hedges presenting their picks for best new books for fall. This event is $75 (or $80 for both events) but only $25 for students. Our events are described in more detail on our website www.thefcb.org. All events include book sales and signing.

The North Atlantic Health Science Libraries Annual Conference

When: Sunday, October 24, 2010
Where: Newport Marriott, Newport, RI

Libraries in Balance: Preserving our Roots, Growing our Future
www.nahsl.org/2010

What: The North Atlantic Health Science Libraries* Annual Conference.
Where: Newport Marriott, Newport, RI
When: October 24th - 26th 2010
How: http://www.nahsl.org/2010/RegForm2010.pdf (Print off, fill out and mail in)

The conference will have 4 plenary speakers, 8 breakout sessions, 7 continuing education classes, exhibits and sponsors and an opening reception at the Easton's Beach Ballroom and Rotunda (complete with the Carousel)
Registration will be held from July 1 — to the day of the conference. Registration fees increase $50.00 after Sept 14th. Please register early for the best price!

*NAHSL is the New England Chapter of the Medical Library Association www.nahsl.org

Book Sale @ Parker Hill Branch Library

When: Saturday, October 23, 2010, 9:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.
Where: 1497 Tremont Street (Mission Hill)

We have a fantastic collection of media for sale:

Classic Literature
Bestsellers
Mysteries (very good hardcovers and paperbacks)
Science Fiction
Home & Garden
Cookbooks
Coffee Table Books
Movies on VHS
Star Trek TV Episodes on VHS
Vintage Paperbacks
Reference
Children & Young Adult Fiction/Nonfiction (specially priced) (good nonfiction selections)
Foreign Languages: French, Russian, Spanish
Travel Guides
Great Gifts

Stop by the Library on Saturday, October 23rd.

Visit the Special Collections table!

Donations

If you have cds and dvds no longer in use, please donate to Friends.  You may drop off donations during library hours. Thank you.

Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Parker Hill Branch Library

ASIS&T Conference

When: Friday, October 22, 2010

ASIS&T

2010 Annual Meeting: Navigating Streams in an Information Ecosystem
Oct. 22-27
Pittsburgh Hilton
Pittsburgh, PA
Stop by the GSLIS booth to check out the latest news and meet up with fellow alumni at the alumni reception.

Current (enrolled in courses for the fall) GSLIS students can save $40 off the student fee by registering through GSLIS for this conference. If you are attending ASIS&T and would like to take advantage of this discount, please submit a completed registration form (the downloadable PDF version) to the Student Services Center (P212P) by Friday, August 20. Registration forms may be dropped off in person or via fax (617-521-3192).

Please note, this offer (from ASIS&T) only works for combinations of six full conference registrants. That is, for every five paying registrations, we will get a sixth free, which works out to $40 savings each. So, the first six students to respond to this message will get the discounted registration fee. If six additional students respond, they will all also receive $40 off their registration.

Students who reply will be notified whether they will receive the $40 discount by August 25. (Payment details will be sent to those students receiving the discount after August 25th.) Those who do will need to register for the conference through GSLIS, not through ASIS&T directly, by submitting a check to GSLIS. Those who don't receive the discount (due to insufficient rsvps) can then still register directly through ASIS&T before the early bird deadline (September 10).

This offer is first come, first served, so get your registration form in early to Student Services if you know you will be attending ASIS&T!

New England Library Instruction Group Fall 2010 Event

When: Friday, October 22, 2010, 9:30 a.m. - noon
Where: Papitto Room in Bryant Center Building, Bryant University, Smithfield, RI

NELIG provides various meetings and an annual program for academic librarians within the New England region. These are designed to showcase the innovations, talents, and the lessons learned by librarians in New England and to discuss national trends in library instruction. We welcome your ideas, input, and participation.

NELIG 2010 Fall Meeting (10/22/2010)
9:30am - 11am
Mary McDonald's much anticipated "Finding the Right Information Literacy Fit for Your Institution: It's All in the Design"

11am - 12pm
A discussion about the ACRL Immersion Program (meeting will be followed by the NELIG Annual Program Planning meeting, so if you are interested in being on the program planning group plan to stay until 1:15pm)

Location
Papitto Room in Bryant Center Building
Bryant University
1150 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917

Registration
Register @ http://nelig.eventbrite.com/
Bryant University Directions & Maps: http://www.bryant.edu/wps/wcm/connect/Bryant/About%20Bryant/Directions

NOTE: ACRL Immersion Alumni: Please let Sara or Kieran know if you would like to share your experiences in the program (either track). You will have about 5 minutes to share how the program impacted you.

Save these Dates:

  1. Winter meeting: December 2010 (Tentative date as we hope to have multiple locations around New England, let us know if you can host a meeting of ~20-30 people)
  2. Spring Meeting: April 2011 (tentative date & location TBA)
  3. NELIG Annual Program: June 3, 2011 (tentative date & location TBA)

Become a member of our NELIG Facebook Group at : http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=14054700331
Post to our wall, suggest events, add photos or videos!

Check our web site for more information on upcoming programs (we plan to get the NELIG site updated soon with our upcoming events): http://www.acrlnec.org/sigs/nelig/

Baker Library exhibit: "Buy Now, Pay Later: A History of Personal Credit"

When: Friday, October 22, 2010
Where: North Lobby, Baker Library | Bloomberg Center, Harvard Business School

Knowledge and Library Services announces the opening of "Buy Now, Pay Later: A History of Personal Credit," an exhibition organized by Baker Library Historical Collections. The exhibition will run from October 22, 2010 through June 3, 2011 in the North Lobby, Baker Library | Bloomberg Center, Harvard Business School.

There is a myth of a lost golden age of economic virtue. Once upon a time, the story goes, people lived within their means and borrowed only under the direst of circumstances. Debt was shameful, and credit financed only "productive" purchases like homes or farm machinery. Although nostalgia seldom makes good history, writers mourned this lost age through the Roaring Twenties, the rise of the credit card in the 1960s, and the home mortgage boom and bust of 2005-2008.

"Buy Now, Pay Later: A History of Personal Credit" demonstrates that while the instruments and institutions of twenty-first century credit-the installment plan, the credit card, and the home finance industry-are less than a century old, credit itself is as old as commerce. The exhibition draws from Baker Library's Historical Collections materials to show how previous generations devised creative ways of lending and borrowing long before credit cards or mortgage backed securities.

Visit http://www.library.hbs.edu/hc/credit/ to learn more about the history of personal credit, to find materials that could support further research, and to view some of the items featured in this exhibition.

Please contact Baker Library Historical Collections at histcollref@hbs.edu if you would like to request a copy of the exhibition catalog.

The exhibition is open to the public Monday-Thursday 7 am - 7 pm, Friday 7 am - 6 pm, and Sunday 12 pm - 7 pm. The exhibition is closed November 25-26, December 23-January 2, January 17, February 21, and May 30

For more information about Baker Library Historical Collections visit www.library.hbs.edu/hc/.

3rd Annual REFORMA Northeast Chapter Book Fair

When: Friday, October 22, 2010, 12 - 6 p.m.

Save the date and your budget for the 3rd Annual REFORMA Northeast Chapter Book Fair which will be held on Friday, October 22 from 12 noon to 6 pm at the Hartford Public Library, Hartford, CT.

Come and meet the vendors who will have a wide assortment of Spanish language materials - books, e-books, DVD's, & CD's for adults, teens and children.

This event is in collaboration with Reforma Northeast Chapter, the Hartford Public Library and the Puerto Rican Studies Association.

For more infomation contact:

Leticia Cotto
Book Fair, Co-Chair
Hartford Public Library
860-695-7500
lcotto@hplct.org

ASIS&T hosts Open Access Event with Peter Suber

When: Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 6PM
Where: M501 (School of Management building), Simmons College

During Open Access Week, come join the ASIS&T student chapter on Wednesday October 20th at 6pm in M501 (School of Management building), in a discussion with one of the leading voices in Open Access, Peter Suber!

Currently a Berkman Fellow at Harvard, Suber also serves as the Open Access Project Director at Public Knowledge.  In addition to his work on Open Access, Suber has taught philosophy, computer science, and law at Earlham College. His research focuses on how policy and technology can foster research, as well as the real and potential impact of the Internet on scholarly communication.

His talk on Wednesday will include a discussion of the Open Access Tracking Project as well as a Q&A session. The Open Access Tracking Project uses tagging to identify developments in the Open Access movement in real time.

Pizza and soda will be provided.

Please click the link below to sign-up for this free event

http://oaweek2010.eventbrite.com/

ASIS&T hosts Open Access Event with Peter Suber

When: Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 6PM
Where: M501 (School of Management building)

During Open Access Week, come join the ASIS&T student chapter on Wednesday October 20th at 6pm in M501 (School of Management building), in a discussion with one of the leading voices in Open Access, Peter Suber!

Currently a Berkman Fellow at Harvard, Suber also serves as the Open Access Project Director at Public Knowledge.  In addition to his work on Open Access, Suber has taught philosophy, computer science, and law at Earlham College. His research focuses on how policy and technology can foster research, as well as the real and potential impact of the Internet on scholarly communication.

His talk on Wednesday will include a discussion of the Open Access Tracking Project as well as a Q&A session. The Open Access Tracking Project uses tagging to identify developments in the Open Access movement in real time.

Pizza and soda will be provided.

Please click the link below to sign-up for this free event!

http://oaweek2010.eventbrite.com/

Internet Society (ISOC) Meeting

When: Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Simmons College, Main Campus Building, Faculty and Staff Dining Room (basement)

GSLIS Technology is sponsoring an upcoming meeting of the newly formed New England chapter of the Internet Society (http://www.isoc.org/). Registration is free and you can sign up on this web site, where you will also find additonal details about the event:



The keynote speaker is Scott Bradner from Harvard University who has has been involved in the design, operation and use of data networks at Harvard University since the early days of the ARPANET. He was involved in the design of the original Harvard data networks, the Longwood Medical Area network (LMAnet) and New England Academic and Research Network (NEARnet). A frequent speaker at technical conferences, he is also a weekly columnist for Network World. Scott will be giving a talk entitled, The Internet: Its Past and Possible Futures.

 

Library of the Early Mind Screening

When: Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Askwith Auditorium (a.k.a. Askwith Lecture Hall), Longfellow Hall, Harvard University, Appian Way Cambridge, MA 02138

Premier screening of Library of the Early Mind, a documentary exploring
children's literature, directed by Edward J. Delaney and produced by
Steven Withrow.  The event is free and open to the public and will include
book sale, screening, Q&A with a pal from the film, and a reception
with book signing.

Library of the Early Mind Film premier and panel discussion with the filmmakers and
- Lois Lowry
- Lesléa Newman
- Jerry Pinkney
- Roger Sutton
- Padma Venkatraman

Opening Access to Health Information for Patients and Providers

When: Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Kotzen Room (1st floor library building, Simmons College)

You are cordially invited to join us for a two hours panel discussion on "Opening Access to Health
Information for Patients and Providers".

This panel uses the 2nd International Open Access Week celebrations (October 18-24, 2010) as an
opportunity to discuss and explore how health information can open up for patients and providers.


Panel Participants:
Dr. Fabienne Bourgeois (Children's Hospital Boston), "Patient Portal".
Anne Marie Biernacki (Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founds of AdhereTX Corp.), "Health 2.0
Challenge: data interoperability across multiple providers".
Sarah Stowell (RN, MS), "Comparing college students' exposure and perception of online personal
health records: Google Health versus Microsoft HealthVault"
Carla Azersky, (RNC- My Healthy Vet Coordintaor), "My Healthy Vet Portal"


The Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS), Simmons College sponsors this
event in celebration of the 2nd International Open Access Week (October 18- 24, 2010).

* Refreshments will be served*

David Foster Wallace and the American Inner Life

When: Monday, October 18, 2010, 6 p.m.
Where: Kresge Room, Barker Ctr, Harvard.

Josh Rothman (English) presents: "David Foster Wallace and the American Inner Life" How do our inner lives shape our technologies, and vice versa? Kresge Room, Barker Ctr, Harvard. "Thinking with Technology" series.

New England Library Association (NELA) Conference

When: Sunday, October 17, 2010
Where: Boxborough, MA

New England Library Association (NELA)
"Outside the Box: Results, Support, Sustainability"

October 17-19, 2010
Boxborough, MA
Holiday Inn Boxborough
Stop by the GSLIS booth to check out the latest news and meet up with fellow alumni.

NEASI Annual Fall Meeting

When: Saturday, October 16, 2010, 9:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Cary Memorial Library

You are invited to the annual FALL MEETING of the New England Chapter of the American Society for Indexing (NEASI) on October 16, 2010, at the Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Featured Speakers:

·         Enid Zafran, "Polishing the Index"

·         Heather Hedden: "From Indexer to Accidental Taxonomist"*  ** *

WHEN: Saturday, October 16, 2010, 9:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration and continental breakfast from 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.; program begins at 9:45 a.m.


LOCATION: Large Meeting Room at the Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, Massachusetts.


COST: $25.00, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch.


ADVANCE REGISTRATION is requested by the Friday, October 9, 2010 the mailing DEADLINE.


The REGISTRATION FORM and DETAILS (with a link to parking information and directions) are on the NEASI Web site at
http://www.newenglandindexers.org/events.htm. <http://www.netaddress.com/tpl/Info/223ZJVUZO/Popup?hidden___url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newenglandindexers.org%2Fevents.htm.>


QUESTIONS: Steve Ingle, NEASI Vice President, sringle@wordco.com.

Tools to Support Teaching and Outreach: A Mix of the New and the Tried-and-True

When: Friday, October 15, 2010
Where: Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Tools to Support Teaching and Outreach: A Mix of the New and the Tried-and-True
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~biomed/services.htmld/OctCon2010/

This year's conference will showcase practical applications of new tools - and innovative uses of tried-and-true tools - that support learning, outreach, or reference.

Date: Friday, October 15, 2010
Location: Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Registration fee: $80 (includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch)

Please register early to avoid disappointment; attendance is capped at 120.

To register or for more information, please visit the conference web site at http://www.dartmouth.edu/~biomed/services.htmld/OctCon2010/

If you have a question about registration, please call Erin Branch at (603) 650-1661 or email her at erin.branch@dartmouth.edu.

The Library of Alexandria and its Revival

When: Thursday, October 14, 2010, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Simmons College, Kotzen Meeting Room

Lecture by Dr. Andrew Jameson '62LS
Simmons College, Kotzen Meeting Room
Refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP by Oct 8, 2010: http://bit.ly/aJpStu

Lecture Description

The Library of Alexandria is regarded as the "Eighth Wonder of the Ancient World," and the first great library in the history of Western Civilization. The scrolls and codices on its shelves provided the medium by which scientists, philosophers, poets, historians and musicians of antiquity enriched human experiences with their research and creativity. Its collections embodied the genius of classical Greece, and its loss is the greatest disaster in the history of learning.

Professor Jameson will focus on the origin and history of the Library, on its collections and arrangement, on the scholar-librarians, and on its disappearance, as well as on the revival of the Biblotheca Alexandrina whose purpose is to restate the universal legacy of the ancient library in modern terms.

About Dr. Jameson
Professor Jameson holds a Ph.D. in history from Harvard University and a doctorate in history from the University of Paris (Sorbonne), a master of science degree in library science from Simmons College, and a certificate in archival management from Radcliffe College. He retired after forty-eight years of academic teaching (Byzantine, Near Eastern, African History) and administration at Harvard where he was Senior Tutor, and the University of California, Berkeley where he was Assistant Vice Chancellor. He has returned to school to pursue a degree in theology.

He is Director Emeritus of Books for Asia of the Asia Foundation and President Emeritus of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He served for many years as consultant to the American publishing industry for charitable book projects in Africa and Asia, and he was advisor to the National Libraries of Nigeria and China.

Book collecting and the Republic of Letters in Late Renaissance Italy

When: Thursday, October 14, 2010, 5 p.m.
Where: Barker Ctr 133, Cambridge

Lecture: Angela Nuovo (Università de Udine), "Gian Vincenzo Pinelli (1535-1601) and his Library: book collecting and the Republic of Letters in Late Renaissance Italy," Barker Ctr 133, Cambridge. Co-sponsored by the Humanities Center Seminar in History of the Book and Houghton Library, Harvard.

The Social Impacts of Young People's New Media Talk

When: Monday, October 11, 2010, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Where: IBM Research, 1 Rogers St, Cambridge MA 02142

Free talk next week at IBM's Center for Social Software: "The Social Impacts of Young People's New Media"

S. Craig Watkins presents: The Young and the Digital

Abstract:
Nine out of ten American teenagers are online. Over 70% use social network sites daily…75% own a mobile phone. Join S. Craig Watkins, author of The Young and the Digital, in a conversation about the social media behaviors captured in his talks with young technology users and how it is shaping their lives.

About the speaker:
S. Craig Watkins studies young people's social and digital media behaviors. At the University of Texas, Austin, he teaches in the departments of Radio-Television-Film and Sociology and the Center for African and African American Studies. Watkins has participated in the MacArthur Foundation initiative on Youth, Digital Media and Learning, exploring the intersection of digital media, everyday life, and learning.

More about Craig and his work: http://www.theyoungandthedigital.com/Logistics

Logistics:
Free with RSVP: http://ibmsocialcraigwatkins.eventbrite.com/
Refreshments served.
Parking: Galleria Mall, next to IBM. Bring parking ticket for validation.

New England Renaissance Conference

When: Saturday, October 9, 2010
Where: Yale University, New Haven, CT

New England Renaissance Conference - Day-long conference with sessions on:

"The History of the Book: Promise and Limits"

"The Renaissance Quasi-Object"


Keynote lecture: "The Pre-Historic Renaissance" by Juliet Fleming (English, New York University)


At Yale University, New Haven, CT; registration required. For details see: http://www.yale.edu/renstudies/events/conference/program.html

Maine Library Association (MLA) Conference

When: Friday, October 8, 2010
Where: Rockport/Camden, ME

Maine Library Association (MLA) Conference

October 7 - 8, 2010
Rockport/Camden, ME
Samoset Resort
Stop by the GSLIS booth to check out the latest news and meet up with fellow alumni.

Maine Library Association Annual Conference

When: Thursday, October 7, 2010
Where: Samoset Resort, Rockland, ME

October 7-8, 2010

Please stop by the Simmons GSLIS booth to catch up on the latest GSLIS news and to mingle with other GSLIS alumni. You may also visit the MLA website for more information, www.mainelibraries.org

Contact: Stacie Parillo, 617-521-2862, stacie.parillo@simmons.edu 

EBooks: Libraries at the Tipping Point: A Virtual Summit

When: Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 10 - 6 p.m.
Where: www.ebook-summit.com

This Fall LJ/SLJ will be presenting the 1st ever all-day, fully virtual learning event. Library School students can participate at a special, reduced student rate of $19.95. Visit www.ebook-summit.com

ebooks: Libraries at the Tipping Point will bring together public libraries, academic libraries, and school libraries (K-12) in a day-long virtual conference environment. The day will be presented online and will include keynote presentations and panel discussions on the evolving concept of the book in a digital world and will keep participants future-focused and actively engaged in visioning and assuring an exciting role for libraries.

Attendees will have access to web casts and live chat rooms as well as the ability to interact with speakers and exhibitors.

With well over 1000 registrants to date and six weeks still to go, we anticipate that more than 2000 viewers will tune in from all over the country and regions outside of the United States for the live event. As attendee numbers expand, so does the content. A newly added "hot topics" track will look at issues impacting scenario planning as well as explore how readers' advisory might look in the age of the ebook.

The daylong conference will allow attendees unprecedented virtual access to leaders and decision makers in the library channel as well as thought leaders including keynoters Ray Kurzweil, author of The Singularity Is Near, and Kevin Kelly, cofounder of Wired magazine. The day will open with the most up-to-the-minute original research, presented by LJ and SLJ, followed by conference-wide panel The Tipping Point: How ebooks Impact Libraries, Publishers & Readers. The four tracks offered throughout the day will focus on the public, academic, and school library markets as well as hot-button issues libraries are facing in the digital age. The entire event will be archived so that busy students can continue to access the content online until December 31, 2010.

Registration information and a complete look at the schedule and speakers are available online at www.ebook-summit.com.

Boston's Early Bibliophiles & Their Athenæum

When: Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Boston Public Library

Lecture by Katherine Wolff (author of Culture Club: the Curious History of the Boston Athenaeum), "Boston's Early Bibliophiles & Their Athenæum".

Orientation Room, Boston Public Library, Copley Square, Boston.


Sponsored by the Ticknor Society, a society of bibliophiles; for more information about this Society see www.ticknor.org

Parker Hill Branch Library Fall 2010 Book Sale

When: Wednesday, September 29, 2010, Saturday; October 23, 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Where: 1497 Tremont Street (Mission Hill)

We have a fantastic collection of media for sale!

  • Classic Literature
  • Bestsellers
  • Mysteries
  • Science Fiction
  • Home & Garden
  • Cookbooks
  • Coffee Table Books
  • Movies on VHS
  • Star Trek TV Episodes on VHS
  • Reference
  • Children & Young Adult Fiction/Nonfiction
  • Foreign Languages: French, Russian, Spanish
  • Travel Guides
Great Gifts
Stop by the Library and visit the Special Collections table!
 
Donations
If you have cds and dvds no longer in use,
please donate to Friends.You may drop off
donations during library hours. Thank you.

Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Parker Hill Branch Library.

Reception for Amy Ryan, President of the Boston Public Library

When: Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 4 - 6 p.m.
Where: Paresky Conference Center, Main College Building

Simmons College and the Fenway Library Consortium are pleased to invite you to a reception for Amy Ryan, President of the Boston Public Library on Tuesday, September 28 from 4 to 6 pm in the Linda K. Paresky Conference Center at Simmons College.  Please join us as we welcome a new member of our professional library community, and we will have an opportunity to meet and mingle. For more information see the attached document.

Please RSVP to this is free event no later than September 23 by email:  gslis@simmons.edu.

Save the Date for the Boston SLA 100th Anniversary Celebration

When: Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Location:
Artists for Humanity EpiCenter
100 West 2nd Street
Boston MA 02127
http://www.afhboston.com

Please save an important date in SLA Boston's history. On Tuesday, September 28, 2010, the chapter will celebrate our 100th anniversary and launch its exciting future for members in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

It should be a wonderful afternoon and evening. We are planning a series of events that include a vendor fair with cocktails, a program with several special guests, and a spectacular dinner. Keynote speakers will be Janice Lachance, SLA Chief Executive Officer, and Anne Caputo, SLA President for 2010.

For those attending from out-of-state, we will send information on accommodations. The EpiCenter is near South Station and the Federal Reserve Bank.

Visit our website at: http://www.sla.org/chapter/cbos/

More details will follow over the summer and registration will begin this summer.

The SLA Boston Centennial Committee
Hope Tillman, Chair
Nancy Burt
Ellen Cartledge
Dee Magnoni
Ethel Salonen
Jean Scanlan
Ruth Seidman

Workshops: Middle English Manuscripts

When: Friday, September 24, 2010, 10-12 a.m. and 2-4 p.m.
Where: Houghton Library, Harvard University

Harvard's Committee on Medieval Studies is happy to announce that Prof. Julia Boffey, a visiting scholar from Queen Mary, University of London, will be offering two workshops at Houghton Library on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, from 10-12 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. The content will be repeated.
 
Prof. Boffey's research focuses on Middle English and sixteenth-century texts and their transmission, and at these workshops she will work with a mixture of Middle English manuscripts including the following:
 
Lat 116, Polychronicon
Lat 165, Rolle etc
Lat 235, medical and scientific texts
Typ 40, chronicle of kings
Typ 193, Horae, with ME devotional texts and images
Richardson 34, Horae
Richardson 40, Nova Statuta
Eng 515, Prick of Conscience
Richardson 36, Rolle, English Psalter
Eng 738, English Wycliffite writings
Richardson 44, Life of St Catherine
Eng 920, Chaucer, Astrolabe
Eng 752, Lydgate, Troy Book
Eng 938, Trevet's Chronicle + Brut
Eng 530, composite MS with Lydgate, Brut etc
Richardson 35, Brut
Eng 1054, Hardyng's Chronicle
 
The workshops will be of interest to non-medievalists as well as scholars of Middle English, since it offers skills transferable to other fields of study.
 
Students and colleagues interested in attending should notify Michelle De Groot at degroot@fas.harvard.edu by FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17; first come, first served, but with preference given to members of the Harvard community (enrollment limited to 15 for each workshop).

Western Massachusetts Health Information Consortium Quarterly Meeting

When: Friday, September 24, 2010, 9:00am-12:00pm
Where: Western Mass Regional Library facility, 4 Sandy Lane, Whately MA

You are invited to attend quarterly meetings (September, December, March, and June). Join our face2face community of health sciences librarians. Each meeting is a time to share what we are doing at our institutions and an opportunity to learn about issues relevant to our field. We are here to support your work as you make a positive impact on those who work, study and reside in Western Massachusetts.

These meetings are an opportunity to network with librarians working in Berkshire, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties—the counties struggling with some of the most daunting health disparities in the Commonwealth. We are academic librarians and hospital librarians working together to improve biomedical education and clinical care for our neighbors.

Special Guest: Lauri Fennell, Outreach and Education Coordinator from NN/LM NER

FREE NISO Webinar- Sponsored by ITIG

When: Wednesday, September 8, 2010, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Where: College of the Holy Cross. Worcester, MA

Sign up for this free webinar series sponsored by the Information Technology Interest Group of ACRL New England
https://sites.google.com/site/nisowebinarseries/

Location: College of the Holy Cross. Worcester, MA
Webinar Series: Measuring Use, Assessing Success
About: You can sign up for only one part of the series, or both!

Part One: Measure, Assess, Improve, Repeat: Using Library Performance Metrics
Date/Time: Sept 8th, 1pm-2:30pm
Practitioners of 'evidence-based librarianship' will discuss and demonstrate evaluations of library collections and services using a variety of performance metrics. Metrics, when utilized creatively, offer many far-reaching applications and opportunities for demonstration of return-on-investment and proof of a library's value to its parent institution, as well as new responsibilities to continue to show relevance.

Speakers:

  •  Steve Hiller, Director, Assessment and Planning, University of Washington Libraries
  • Martha Kyrillidou, Senior Director, Statistics and Service Quality Programs, Association of Research Libraries (ARL)

Part Two: Count Me In: Measuring Individual Item Usage
Date/Time: Sept 15th, 1pm-2:30pm
Libraries' growing awareness of performance measures has created an increased interest in and desire for fine-grained usage data. For years, gathering item-level usage data has meant counting uses of the physical containers of intellectual property, e.g.: books, tapes, discs, or periodicals, to name a few. Now that electronic versions of such items inhabit a much greater percentage of many libraries' collections, including that held in their own institutional repositories, usage data about individual book chapters, journal articles, sound recordings, motion picture scenes, and so forth is within reach or is already trickling into libraries' records.

Speakers:

  •  Peter Shepherd, Project Director, Project COUNTER
  • Johan Bollen, Associate Professor in the School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University

For more information or to sign up for the series:
https://sites.google.com/site/nisowebinarseries/

New Preservation Webinars and Workshops from NEDCC - NEW Training Calendar - Plan ahead - Early bird discounts available

When: Wednesday, August 25, 2010

WEBINARS - LIVE ONLINE PRESERVATION TRAINING
In response to cutbacks in travel budgets, NEDCC is now offering a Preservation Planning Webinar Series that will help institutions develop a plan for the preservation of collection materials.
SELECTED UPCOMING WEBINAR TOPICS: - Surveying Your Collection - Storage and Handling of Collections Materials - Collections Security - Pest Management

NEDCC CONTINUES TO OFFER A SERIES OF FACE-TO-FACE WORKSHOPS held at the Center's headquarters in Andover, MA. These full-day workshops cover general and specific topics in preservation, collections care, and digitization, and many offer a hands-on component for gaining skills in basic repair techniques.
SELECTED UPCOMING WORKSHOP TOPICS:

  • Digitization Basics
  • Digitizing Vintage Photographs and Negatives
  • Basic Book Repair
  • Identification and Care of Photographs
  • Care of Paintings

PRESERVATION 101 - THE FACILITATED VERSION - Registration is NOW OPEN for this 6-month facilitated online course. Participate in 22 hours of instructor-led training time, earn Archival Recertification Credits or Certificate of Completion, and exchange ideas with fellow participants in the class forum, all for only $75 per session.

TO SEE THE COMPLETE LIST of upcoming programs, go to:
http://www.nedcc.org/education/training.calendar.php

WebJunction offering free, online Digital Preservation Symposium in August

When: Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Where: Online

Digital Preservation Symposium
August 25, from 2:00 — 4:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time

WebJunction is hosting a free, two-hour symposium that will feature four presentations on current trends and practical approaches to library digitization and preservation projects. Guest panelists will address topics such as designing a digital preservation system using a framework that includes all stakeholders, from library administrators to archivists to IT workers to vendors; harvesting social networking Web sites for preservation; and much more.

Speakers include:

  •  Sarai Lastra, Vice Chancellor of Information Resources/Director of Virtual Library at Universidad del Turabo, Puerto Rico
  • Sarah McHugh, Statewide Projects Librarian, Montana State Library, including the Montana Memory Project
  • Amy Rudersdorf, Director of the Digital Information Management Program, State Library of North Carolina and Lecturer at San Jose State University, School of Library & Information Science
  • Taylor Surface, Senior Product Manager, Digital Collection Services, OCLC.

Register now for this symposium

Last Week to Register for "Building a Website with WordPress

When: Saturday, August 14, 2010
Where: Simmons Campus

Simmons GSLIS Continuing Education: Building a Website with WordPress

August 14th, 2010 - 9:00am to 12:30pm
Simmons Campus (Boston)
$160 (Simmons GSLIS Alumni price $125)
PDPs: 3.5

WordPress is not just for blogs. It can be used to create a dynamic website for your public library with little to no programming knowledge. In this hands-on workshop, participants will create a free account with WordPress in order to practice using the software. Topics will include a review of how WordPress works, creating posts and pages, inserting images and other media, and customizing a blog with widgets and plugins that can add content such as calendars, RSS feeds, images, and instant messaging (IM).

Faculty: Theresa Maturevich is a Simmons GSLIS alum and a Reference Librarian/Webmaster at the Beverly Public Library in Beverly, Massachusetts; maturevich@gmail.com.

For additional information or to register see:
http://www.simmons.edu/gslis/careers/continuing-education/register.php
or contact gslisce@simmons.edu

Simmons/NEA Mixer at SAA Conference, SAA Conference Notes

When: Thursday, August 12, 2010, 7:45 PM - 9:45 PM
Where: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

If you're attending SAA in DC this year, be sure to stop by the Simmons/NEA Mixer!

Thu, Aug 12, 2010
7:45 PM - 9:45 PM
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

1. Be sure to attend the Simmons/NEA Alumni Reception on Thursday, August 12, 2010, 7:45-9:45 pm at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Maryland C

2. Go through your program ahead of time to identify all the sessions you are interested in but remember to be flexible! Things happen fast at the conference and you want to make sure that you don't miss things important to you. If you are in a session that is not what you thought it was, it is okay to leave the session but do so discreetly. You may also enter sessions already in progress, but again do so discreetly.

3. Make sure that you mix in the fun stuff on the program! The Archives in the Movies is great! Other fun things include: * The Reception at the National Archives Rotunda and Public Vaults (Wednesday night) * All -attendee reception (Friday night) * The Exhibit Hall Grand Opening and happy hour (Thursday) * Archives in the Movies (Thursday night) * Exhibit Hall Brunch (Friday)

4. The new member, first-timer breakfast and orientation (Thursday morning) can be really useful in helping you navigate the organization and the conference.

5. Don't be shy! Wear your name tag. Attend Roundtable and Section meetings that you are interested in. They are open, and you should go and get involved. If a roundtable or section is looking for some help, volunteer!

2nd Annual Connecticut Leadership Institute

When: Friday, July 30, 2010
Where: University of Hartford

Join CLA http://www.ctlibraryassociation.org/member.htm for a wonderful day of professional growth at the 2nd Annual Connecticut Leadership Institute. We are delighted to announce that the program will be facilitated this year by library management guru Maureen Sullivan, the 2010 ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year! Sullivan is past president of Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL, 1998-1999) and helped found the ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Libraries.

The cost to attend this full day program is a mere $40.00 (including food!), but you must be a CLA member to participate. Register now for this exciting event on the CLA website http://www.ctlibraryassociation.org/ctleadership/leadership.htm.

ACRL/NEC Presents - Partnering with Faculty: Scholarly Communication Conversations

When: Thursday, July 29, 2010, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Olin College, Needham, MA

Join your colleagues for this one day workshop presented by the ACRL/NEC Scholarly Communication Interest Group!

Featuring:

  • Keynote Speaker:   Heather Joseph, Executive Director of SPARC on Methods and Messages that Work
  • Practical work on devising a communication plan to match the interests/needs of a particular "persona" from your community, e.g. faculty member, Dean, graduate student, or undergrad; work in small groups and share ideas with your colleagues!
  • Learn about important trends:
  • University funds for Open Access author publication fees, and the "Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity" (COPE)
  • Outreach related to data management needs
  • Legislative efforts, including FRPAA, that will affect the scholarly publishing environment
  • Participate in round-table discussions on key topics
  • Meet incoming co-chairs and other officers of Scholarly Communication SIG
  • Enjoy networking opportunities at lunch!

Information on how to register will be available soon.

The New England Chapter of the Guild of Bookworkers presents: Islamic Bindings: A Conservator's Perspective on Form and Function. An Illustrated lecture by Katherine Beaty

When: Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Schlesinger Library, Harvard Univerity, Cambridge, MA

The New England Chapter of the Guild of Bookworkers presents: Islamic Bindings: A Conservator's Perspective on Form and Function. An Illustrated lecture by Katherine Beaty

http://www.radcliffe.edu/schles/directions.aspx
Schlesinger Library, Cambridge MA
July 28, 2010. 6:00 PM

Another installment in our series co-sponsored by the North Bennet Street School: Katherine Beaty, rare book conservator at Harvard College Library, will describe and illustrate the fundamentals of Islamic bookbinding structure and conservation challenges. Katherine will provide a compilation of imagery drawing upon selected examples from the Library of Congress, as well as Harvard's recent Islamic Heritage Digitization Project.

This lecture is in conjunction with the North Bennett Street Schools workshop on Islamic Bindings, taught by Katherine on July 29-31. For workshop information and online registration please see: www.nbss.org.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

SALALM Conference

When: Friday, July 23, 2010
Where: Providence, RI

Attend the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM) Conference in Providence, RI from July 23-27.

For more information visit: http://www.salalm.org/conference/

GSLIS Tech Lab Workshops: CSS Workshop, In person and Online

When: Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 3:30-5:00pm
Where: GSLIS Tech Lab (P-213) and online

The GSLIS Tech Lab in Boston is offering a free workshop on *CSS.

A Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) is a text file with rules that define how the elements in a web page must be displayed. These rules, expressed through properties and values, give users the ability to format fonts'
sizes and colors, tables, borders, background images, background colors and much more.

There are three types of Cascading Style Sheets: Inline, Embedded/Internal and External. In this workshop, we will focus on how you can create Inline and Internal style sheets. If you have a little experience with (X)HTML, this workshop will help you to create more structural and fancier web pages.

This workshop will be offered Tuesday, July 20, from 3:30-5:00pm
A section of this workshop will also be hosted online through a Virtual Classroom.

If you plan to attend, please register with Eventbrite through one of the following links:
(7/20 session, in-person) http://sum10css1.eventbrite.com/
(7/20 session, online) http://sum10cssv.eventbrite.com/

Remember that:

  • All workshops in Boston take place in the GSLIS Tech Lab (P-213)
  • GSLIS students, staff, faculty, and alumni are all welcome
  • The two sessions of the workshop will cover the same material

If you have questions please email the GSLIS workshop series at workser@simmons.edu.

A listing of all tech lab workshops in Boston can be seen at the following link: http://tinyurl.com/workser

Dreamweaver workshop, GSLIS Tech Lab

When: Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Where: GSLIS Tech Lab

The GSLIS Tech Lab in Boston is offering a free workshop on Dreamweaver.

Do you have some experience with HTML but struggle with getting your code to work (or look the way you want)? Dreamweaver is a great software application that you can use to code your pages and preview them. Come get an introduction to this tool and take some of the frustration out of making web pages.

This workshop is aimed at people who have little or no experience working with Dreamweaver.

This workshop will be offered on Tuesday, July 6, from 3:30pm-5:00pm, and Tuesday, July 13, from 3:30pm-5:00pm.

Please register through Eventbrite through one of the following links:
(7/6 session) http://sum10dw1.eventbrite.com/
(7/13 session) http://sum10dw2.eventbrite.com/

Remember that:
-all workshops in Boston take place in the GSLIS Tech Lab (P-213)
-GSLIS students, staff, faculty, and alumni are all welcome
-both sessions of the workshop will cover the same material

If you have questions please email the GSLIS workshop series at workser@simmons.edu.

A listing of all tech lab workshops in Boston can be seen at the following link:
http://tinyurl.com/workser

Dreamweaver Workshop, GSLIS Tech Lab

When: Tuesday, July 6, 2010, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Where: GSLIS Tech Lab

The GSLIS Tech Lab in Boston is offering a free workshop on Dreamweaver.

Do you have some experience with HTML but struggle with getting your code to work (or look the way you want)? Dreamweaver is a great software application that you can use to code your pages and preview them. Come get an introduction to this tool and take some of the frustration out of making web pages.

This workshop is aimed at people who have little or no experience working with Dreamweaver.

This workshop will be offered on Tuesday, July 6, from 3:30pm-5:00pm, and Tuesday, July 13, from 3:30pm-5:00pm.

Please register through Eventbrite through one of the following links:
(7/6 session) http://sum10dw1.eventbrite.com/
(7/13 session) http://sum10dw2.eventbrite.com/

Remember that:
-all workshops in Boston take place in the GSLIS Tech Lab (P-213)
-GSLIS students, staff, faculty, and alumni are all welcome
-both sessions of the workshop will cover the same material

If you have questions please email the GSLIS workshop series at workser@simmons.edu.

A listing of all tech lab workshops in Boston can be seen at the following link:
http://tinyurl.com/workser

The Worth of a Book: A Look at Rare-Book Appraisal and Selection

When: Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Goldfarb Library, Brandeis University, 415 South Street, Waltham, Massachusetts

A Summer with NEA Program

$10 for NEA members; $15 for non-members
Refreshments provided

How much is that book worth? Special Collections Librarians are frequently asked this question. Rare books have many types of value: scholarly, curricular, historical, insurance, artifactual, resale. What criteria do appraisers use to measure the value of an individual book? How can Special Collections Librarians select rare books to create curricular context in an academic library? What strategies are useful in building an institution's rare-book collection on a shoestring? Whether you have been in the rare-book field for years or are just starting out, join us for illuminating presentations and interesting discussion.

Presenters:
Ken Gloss, proprietor of The Brattle Book Shop in Boston and past president of the New England Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America
Jay Satterfield, Special Collections Librarian at the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College
Maris Humphreys, Special Collections Cataloger at the Redwood Library & Athenaeum in Newport, Rhode Island

Moderator: Sarah Shoemaker, Special Collections Librarian, Brandeis University

Registration information --
http://newenglandarchivists.org/pdfs/NEA_RareBooks.pdf

Questions? Call Sarah Shoemaker, Special Collections Librarian, Brandeis University, 781.736.4641, or email sshoemak@brandeis.edu

To register: email Elizabeth Slomba at eslomba@unh.edu

GSLIS Career Workshop Series: Presentation Skills for the LIS Job Search

When: Tuesday, June 29, 2010, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Where: Career Resource Library, (P304E)

Want to learn more about how to give a presentation as part of the LIS job interview? Need to prepare your slides, handouts, and yourself (!), but don't know where to turn? Then come to this workshop! We will give you the tools you need so that on the day of your interview, you are ready to present yourself and your knowledge to employers. Please email Assistant Dean Em Claire Knowles if you plan to attend: knowles@simmons.edu For individual appointments, contact the staff in the Career Resource Library at crl@simmons.edu. Also, check out the Career Resource Library's website for additional workshop opportunities and professional LIS resources: http://www.simmons.edu/library/career/

Screencasting Workshop by the GSLIS Tech Lab (Boston)

When: Thursday, June 24, 2010, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Where: GSLIS Tech Lab

The GSLIS Tech Lab in Boston is offering a free workshop on Screencasting.

Come to this workshop (either in-person or virtually!) to discuss the best practices for creating and sharing screencasts. We'll make short screencasts using Camtasia and Jing, learn the basics of editing video and audio, and examine options for sharing your screencasts.

This workshop will be offered on Thursday, June 24, from 6:00-7:30pm and Monday, June 28, from 12:45-2:15pm. On Monday, a section of the workshop will be hosted online through a Virtual Classroom. (Instructions will be emailed to registered attendees.) If you plan to attend, please register with Eventbrite through one of the following links: (6/24 session) http://sum10sc1.eventbrite.com/ (6/28 session, in-person) http://sum10sc2.eventbrite.com/ (6/28 session, online) http://sum10scv.eventbrite.com/

Please note: -all workshops in Boston take place in the GSLIS Tech Lab (P-213) -GSLIS students, staff, faculty, and alumni are all welcome -all sessions of the workshop will cover the same material

If you have any questions, please email the GSLIS workshop series at workser@simmons.edu.
A listing of all tech lab workshops in Boston can be seen at the following link:
http://tinyurl.com/workser

GSLIS Career Workshop Series: GSLIS Job Search Resources & Professional Networking

When: Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Where: Beatley Library, Room LIB-225, Lefavour Hall, Boston Campus

Swing by LIB-225 (library classroom) in Lefavour Hall and discover where to hunt for LIS specific job banks, paraprofessional postings, internship resources, networking opportunities, and job market trend information. This workshop will provide you with the skills and resources needed to conduct successful job searches and career-advancing networking opportunities.

Please email Assistant Dean Em Claire Knowles if you plan to attend: knowles@simmons.edu For individual appointments, contact the staff in the Career Resource Library at crl@simmons.edu. Also, check out the Career Resource Library's website for additional workshop opportunities and professional LIS resources:

http://www.simmons.edu/library/resources/

GSLIS Tech Lab Workshop: What is a Wiki?

When: Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Where: GSLIS Tech Lab, P-213, Boston Campus

The GSLIS Tech Lab in Boston is pleased to announce the beginning of its summer workshop series. Its first free workshop will be on What is a Wiki.

This workshop is aimed at people who are working on the Technology Orientation Requirement (TOR) and for people who have little or no experience with wikis. (The workshop will cover everything that the TOR requires and even more!)

A wiki is a website that anyone can edit, whether or not they have knowledge of web programming. Wikis allow users to collaborate in forming the content of a Web site. With a wiki, any user can edit the site content, including other users' contributions, using a regular Web browser.

In this workshop we'll cover what a wiki is and how to use one, and you'll get time to play around and get used to adding and editing content on a wiki.

If you plan to attend, please register with Eventbrite through the following link:
http://sum10wiki.eventbrite.com

Please note:
-all workshops in Boston take place in the GSLIS Tech Lab (P-213)
-GSLIS students, staff, faculty, and alumni are all welcome

If you have any questions, please email the GSLIS workshop series at workser@simmons.edu.

A listing of upcoming workshops in Boston will be posted at the following link:
http://cli.gs/workser

Library School Reunion at the SLA Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO

When: Monday, June 14, 2010, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA

Event Name: Library School Reunion at the SLA Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO

Contact Info: Stacie Parillo, GSLIS, 617-521-2862, stacie.parillo@simmons.edu.

Event Description: Please stop by the Library School Reunion to catch up on the latest GSLIS news and to mingle with other GSLIS alumni. You may also visit the SLA website for more information, http://www.sla.org/

Science Boot Camp 2010

When: Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Where: University of Massachusetts Lowell

Consider attending Science Boot Camp 2010! Explore key e-Science concepts and internet-based research tools in Genetics, Climate Change, and Remote Sensing, and prepare to engage faculty about e-Science in their disciplines.  Whether you're new to science or want to keep abreast of latest scientific research tools, Science Boot Camp provides unique opportunities for librarians to learn about current research  and emerging roles in data curation while networking with colleagues in a fun and relaxed campus setting.

When:  June 9-11 (optional one day and commuter registration allowed)

For further information:  http://guides.library.umass.edu/BootCamp2010

Please register by May 18th.

NERCOMP Workshop: Uncommon Commons 2.0

When: Monday, June 7, 2010, 9:00 - 3:00 (Coffee and Registration start at 8:00)
Where: Wesleyan University, Usdan University Center, Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT

PRICE: NERCOMP Members: $125, Non-Members: $250
Your fee includes continental breakfast and lunch.

DESCRIPTION:
The concept of the learning or information commons is evolving from a new, revolutionary idea to a more fully developed, increasingly standard practice in colleges and universities. This program will provide an opportunity to hear from institutions with established learning/information commons regarding the State of the Commons, as well as to share our own stories and swap ideas.

In the morning, invited speakers will discuss established best practices; growing pains; attempts to branch out and offer new types of services; and efforts to collect and present evidence regarding the effectiveness of merged academic support environments.

In the afternoon, breakout sessions will give facilitators and attendees the opportunity to ask and answer questions in four areas:

1. Assessment in the commons;
2. Collaborating with other service providers;
3. Staffing the commons (including student workers and cross-training); or
4. Emerging commons services (e.g., scholarly/research/teaching commons; advanced multimedia support; mobile services in conjunction with the commons; quantitative and GIS support).

Participants will gain and contribute to an understanding of current best practices and emerging opportunities to provide academic and technology support to various campus constituencies in a commons environment.

For a full schedule and registration information, please go to:
http://www.nercomp.org/events/event_single.aspx?id=6047

NERCOMP is pleased to announce the availability of the new NERCOMP Ride Share Forums.
Click here for details: http://forums.nercomp.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=9

To view other SIGs events, click here: http://www.nercomp.org/events/upcoming_events.aspx

NELIG Annual Program

When: Friday, June 4, 2010
Where: Yale University's West Campus in Orange, CT

The New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG) is pleased to announce its annual program, which will be held Friday, June 4th, 2010 at Yale University's West Campus in Orange, CT.  This year's program, "Meeting Digital Natives Where They Are: New Standards for the New Student," will explore the ways that librarians are rethinking information literacy instruction in light of today's student expectations, behaviors, and emerging technologies.

This year's program features a keynote presentation by John Palfrey, co-author of Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives.  John Palfrey is Henry N. Ess III Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources at Harvard Law School. He is a faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.
 
Program details are at:  http://www.acrlnec.org/sigs/nelig/2010/index.html

The registration fee is $35 for ACRL/NEC members, $40 for non-members, and $30 for students.   Register early as seats are limited.  The registration form is at: http://www.acrlnec.org/nelig_conference

Lodging information can be found at: http://www.acrlnec.org/sigs/nelig/2010/lodging.html

Additionally, Yale University Libraries invites attendees to visit New Haven for several events on afternoon of June 3rd.   Details about library tours, a lecture and reception are at: http://www.acrlnec.org/sigs/nelig/2010/event.html

Check the NELIG wiki (http://nelig.pbwiki.com/Carpooling) for carpooling opportunities.

The New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG) is the instruction interest group of the New England Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).

THE TECTONICS OF DIGITAL CURATION: A Symposium on the Shifting Preservation and Access Landscape

When: Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Where: The Ray and Maria Stata Center Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Cambridge, MA

BREWSTER KAHLE JOINS SYMPOSIUM FACULTY AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER 

Brewster Kahle, Director and co-founder of the Internet Archive, will
deliver the keynote address at the Tectonics of Digital Curation
Symposium. Mr. Kahle has been working to provide universal access to all
knowledge for more than twenty-five years. For more information about
Mr. Kahle and the Internet Archive, visit:
http://www.archive.org/about/bios.php#brewster

REGISTER NOW FOR NEDCC's NEWEST DIGITAL PROGRAM
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THE TECTONICS OF DIGITAL CURATION:
A Symposium on the Shifting Preservation and Access Landscape

MAY 25-26, 2010
The Ray and Maria Stata Center
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Cambridge, MA

PRESENTED BY the Northeast Document Conservation Center

HOSTED BY the MIT Libraries

THE TECTONICS OF DIGITAL CURATION explores the sustainability of
cultural collections created for and maintained on the Web. At this
two-day symposium, a diverse faculty of national experts will examine
the forces at play in our increasingly networked society.

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE: divergence and complexity in information
networking; digital preservation repositories; electronic copyright and
intellectual property; collaborative and commercial preservation models;
digital archiving strategies; open access to scholarly communication;
the networked self; preservation of CAD models; and preservation of
community-built digital creations (video games).

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Librarians, archivists, museum professionals, IT professionals, CIOs,
administrators, scientists, architects, and scholars - any
decision-maker responsible for creating, managing, or preserving digital
resources that are accessed via networked systems

COST: $325; students: $275
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, May 14, 2010

FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER: Visit www.nedcc.org

Graduate Student Service-Learning

When: Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: Kotzen Room, Main College Building, Simmons College

Keynote Speakers
Julie Elkins, Ed.D., Campus Compact Director of Academic Initiatives

Learn about best practices and how to establish and/or strengthen service-learning at the graduate level. A panel of faculty, community partners, and service-learning professionals will share their expertise and experience, as well as serve as resources for participants.

Following the panel discussion, there will be two one hour facilitated breakout sessions for further discussion: "Best Practices in Graduate Student Service-Learning" and "Getting Started with Graduate Student Service-Learning."

Cost: $25
**$12 for students and community partners**
Registration includes lunch.

For more information:
Billie Jo Day
MACC AmeriCorps*VISTA
billiejo.day@simmons.edu

Nanotechnology in the Health and Applied Sciences: Implications for Librarians and Researchers

When: Monday, May 24, 2010
Where: UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst Libraries and the Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing are sponsoring a professional development day

Nanotechnology in the Health and Applied Sciences: Implications for Librarians and Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

What is Nanotechnology and what does it mean for librarians? Join us on May 24th at UMass Amherst to learn the basic scientific concepts underpinning nanotechnology as well as its applications in the health and applied sciences. The goal of this event is to provide Science Librarians with a basic understanding of the tools, language, trends, and resources for supporting nanotechnology research.

Active researchers and librarians will present on these topics:

Visualizing the Invisible

Nanoparticles for Cancer Therapy

Carbon Nanotubes and Their Applications

Environmental, Health, and Safety Concerns

Intellectual Property

Data Curation 101

Also, tour two labs at UMass Amherst.  Lunch will be provided. This event is free and open to all New England Region science librarians! But you must register to attend. To register, please email rreznikz@library.umass.edu<http://guides.library.umass.edu/nanoday

Library School Reunion at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting

When: Sunday, May 23, 2010, 6:00 PM - 7:00 p.m.
Where: Hilton Washington, 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009

The Medical Library Association Annual Meeting is May 22 -26, 2010 at the Hilton Washington in Washington DC. Please stop by the Library School Reunion to catch up with other GSLIS alumni. You may also visit the MLA website for more information, http://www.mlanet.org/.

Contact Info: Stacie Parillo, GSLIS, 617-521-2862, stacie.parillo@simmons.edu.

 

Information Visualization in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

When: Thursday, May 20, 2010
Where: MIT

How do visual representations of complex data help humanities scholars ask new questions? How does visual rhetoric shape the way we relate to documents and artifacts? And, can we recompose the field of digital humanities to integrate more dynamic analytical methods into humanities research? HyperStudio's Visual Interpretations conference will bring digital practitioners and humanities scholars together with experts in art and design to consider the past, present, and future of visual epistemology in digital humanities. The goal is to get beyond the notion that information exists independently of visual presentation, and to rethink visualization as an integrated analytical method in humanities scholarship. By fostering dialogue and critical engagement, this conference aims to explore new ways to design data and metadata structures so that their visual embodiments function as "humanities tools in digital environments." (Johanna Drucker)

Organizers:
MIT HyperStudio for Digital Humanities with the MIT Communications Forum (Opening keynote) and the Comparative Media Studies Program

Contact:
h + digital « HyperStudio — Digital Humanities at MIT
URL: http://hyperstudio.mit.edu/h-digital/

NEASIST Awards Dinner

When: Monday, May 17, 2010, 6:00 pm.
Where: MIT Faculty Club, 50 Memorial Drive, Building E52, Cambridge, MA 02139

Nicole Hennig, Head of User Experience at the MIT Libraries, will present on new gadgets and their influence on library services.  Come to hear her ideas on iPads, e-book readers, and mobile devices, and find out how you can promote these new technologies in your own library!  To learn more about Nicole, visit http://www.hennigweb.com/contact.html.

Schedule:
6:00-6:30 Reception
6:30-7:45 Dinner
7:45-9:00 Awards Presentations followed by Nicole Hennig

Registration: https://neasist.wufoo.com/forms/registration-for-neasist-annual-awards-dinner/

Send questions to Lisa at Ljunghahn@law.harvard.edu

A People's Celebration of Howard Zinn

When: Saturday, May 15, 2010, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Where: Old South Church, Copley Square, 645 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

DIRECTIONS: http://www.oldsouth.org/directn.html

Featuring music, action and readings of Professor Zinn's work in the labor, anti-war, education and civil rights movements presented by local organizers, students and artists!

Event Moderators:

Speakers:

Performers:

Readers:

  • Claire Lewis, Northeastern University Progressive Student Alliance & NUTELLS (NU Teaching English Language & Literacy Skills)
  • Alex Freid, University of New Hampshire Peace and Justice League & Durham Students for a Democratic Society
  • Dale Morgan, Plymouth High School (MA)
  • Myrna Morales, Progressive Librarians Guild at Simmons College Graduate School of Library & Information Science
  • Claire Lewis, Northeastern University & NUTELLS (NU Teaching English Language & Literacy Skills)Alex Freid, University of New Hampshire Peace and Justice League & Durham Students for a Democratic SocietyDale Morgan, Plymouth High School (MA)Myrna Morales, at Simmons College Graduate School of Library & Information Science

An open mic will follow the program across the street in Copley Square.

Professor Zinn lived in greater Boston for nearly fifty years, and passed away January 27, 2010. He is survived by generations of community organizers inspired by his writings, speeches and actions. Please join us in celebrating his legacy!

This event is open to the public. Donations are welcome and will be requested during the program.*

*All donations above the cost of the event will be donated to the Zinn Education Project, promoting and supporting the use of Zinn's works for teaching a people's history in middle and high school classrooms across the country.

FMI: zinncelebration2010@gmail.com, Susie at 631-875-5936
on facebook: The People Celebrate Howard Zinn!

 

Natick Women in Uniform, 1914-2010

When: Saturday, May 15, 2010, 4 p.m.
Where: Morse Institute Library

The Morse Institute Library will be honoring women veterans on Saturday, May 15 (Armed Forces Day)
at 4:00 p.m.

Visit this link to view a slide show of women who will be honored at this event:

 http://animoto.com/play/dEonfO5YW6cOC7jqVqqFGg

Manuscript Culture in the Chinese Tradition

When: Friday, May 14, 2010
Where: Lower level conference room, Busch Hall/CES, 27 Kirkland St, Harvard

Fri-Sat May 14-15, 2010: a conference on Manuscript Culture in the Chinese Tradition, Lower level conference room, Busch Hall/CES, 27 Kirkland St, Harvard. Full details including paper abstracts at <http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k12612>

ACRL/NEC Spring 2010 Conference: "Embracing Our Electronic World: Challenges and Promises for Academic Libraries"

When: Friday, May 14, 2010
Where: College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Spend a day discussing the impact of our shifting information landscape, the evolving roles of academic libraries and librarians in a networked world, and the opportunities for innovation that come with rapid change. The conference will feature speaker, Lisa Hinchliffe (Vice-President/President-elect of ACRL), presentations from ACRL/NEC Special Interest Groups, and will offer opportunities to network with your colleagues and discuss the latest library products and services with our sponsoring vendors.

Visit the conference Website for program and registration information: http://www.acrlnec.org.

TED Talks

When: Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 5:30 p.m.
Where: MIT Bush Room, building 10, room 105

Are you a lover of TED Talks? Or maybe you're wondering just who this Ted person is that everyone keeps talking about? Either way, join us for an evening of TED Talks, pizza, and sparkling conversation.

Vote on your top choices for viewing at the festival.

We'll show several of the talks that you've voted for and include some time between films to chat about the ideas presented in the talk.

Visit this link to REGISTER — by Friday, May 7th

Optional: Vote for which videos to show on the night of the event.

Tuesday, May 11th

 5:30 — 6:00: pizza & networking

 6:00 — 8:00: TED Talks & conversation

Cost: $10 (covers pizza, salad, and drinks)

MIT Bush Room, building 10, room 105

TED Talks are "inspired talks by the world's leading thinkers and doers." TED stands for "Technology, Entertainment, Design," but talks span a vast range of topics. The TED conference challenges intriguing people to "give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes or less)." Many focus on technology and design, and no matter the topic, most are extremely engrossing.

Also remember to save the date for the annual NEASIST Awards Dinner on May 17th!  More information to come.

Mass Center for the Book: Letters about Literature 2010

When: Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 10 a.m.
Where: Great Hall, Massachusetts State House

Massachusetts Letters about Literature Awards Ceremony.

RSVP to letters@massbook.org.

Graduate Student Conference in Book History

When: Thursday, May 6, 2010, 1-6:15 p.m.
Where: Harvard, Barker Ctr 133

1-3pm: Session 1. TEXTS AND SOCIAL ORDER Erik Linstrum (History) "Psychoanalysis as Social Therapy: Strachey, Bloomsbury and the Making of a Translator"; Fei-Hsien Wang (History, Univ of Chicago), "Hunting Pirates in Beijing: Private Copyright Enforcement in 1930s China"; Ren-Yuan Li (HEAL) "Reading in Villages: Some Observation from a Family Collection in Southeastern China"

3:15-4:30pm: Session 2. CODIFICATION AND COMPILATION
Jessica Berenbeim (History of Art)," The Visual Culture of the Cartulary";
Alex Csiszar (History of Science), "Archiving Scientific Knowledge in Print circa 1900"

4:45-6pm: Session 3. WRITING PRACTICES
Megan Shields Formato (History of Science, "Stuttering into Meaning: Niels Bohr's use of amanuenses in early drafts"
Dennis Tenenboym (Comparative Literature),"Literary Machines: From Thought Experiment to Practice"

GSLIS Job Seekers Success/Support Group

When: Thursday, May 6, 2010, 4 pm to 5 pm
Where: Dean's Conference Room, P111

Drop-in Group
Facilitated by Roxanne Jackman and Em Claire Knowles

Purpose:
In recognition of difficult economic times, this group would provide a supportive environment for GSLIS students and alumni conducting a job search to bring concerns to be addressed, share information and advice, enable expansion of their network of contacts and to serve as a support group. The empathy and encouragement provided by supportive peers can be particularly uplifting in times of economic recession.

Goals:

  • Sharpen job search skills
  • Stay focused and motivated in job search
  • Expand network contacts

Organization:
The group would meet weekly over a six week period for an hour in March, April and end in early May. The agenda would be open and determined by the participants present at each meeting. Each member in turn would give a brief overview of his/her job search status and share results and accomplishments of the previous week's job hunting.

Questions should be directed to Dr. Em Claire Knowles by telephone: 617-521-2798 or email: emclaire.knowles@simmons.edu

Be the Change You Want to See!

When: Wednesday, May 5, 2010, 8am — 3pm
Where: Massachusetts Medical Society, Waltham Woods Corporate Center, 860 Winter Street, Waltham, MA

Massachusetts Health Science Libraries Network invites you to
Be the Change You Want to See!

See program flyer for details and registration: http://bit.ly/bfprkF

Being the Change Agent:
Speakers Nancy K. Roderer and Catherine Craven from Johns Hopkins University will talk about the transformation process of the JHU Medical Library to JHU Clinical Information Services.

Making Change Matter:
Patient safety specialist Lori Zipperer will talk about librarians' roles in the process and prevention of diagnosis error and patient safety.

Starting Change Now: Management guru Stever Robbins, a.k.a The Get-it-Done Guy, will inspire us to make the changes necessary to move ourselves and our profession forward.

Register before April 26th for early bird pricing! $65 for members, $90 for non-members, $65 for out of state attendees. After April 26th, add $20 to each price.

Exhibit: Paper Worlds

When: Tuesday, May 4, 2010, 4-5:30 p.m.
Where: Historical Scientific Instruments, Science Center, Harvar

Opening of the exhibit "Paper worlds: printing knowledge in early modern Europe" by the students of History of Science 215r. The exhibit will run from then until August 27, Mon-Fri 9-5pm, at the collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Science Center, Harvard.

Fugitive Sparrows: An Emily Dickinson Installation by Zachary Sifuentes

When: Friday, April 30, 2010
Where: The Woodberry Poetry Room

Through April 30: The Woodberry Poetry Room is holding an exhibition on the materiality of reading Emily Dickinson: Fugitive Sparrows: An Emily Dickinson Installation by Zachary Sifuentes http://hcl.harvard.edu/news/articles/2010/poetry_month_exhibition.cfm

Advanced Grant Writing Workshop

When: Thursday, April 29, 2010, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Pembroke Center, Brown University, Providence, RI

Full day workshop, 9:00 - 4:00 (Registration begins at 8:30)
Cost: $50 NEA Member, $60 Non-Member
Registration Deadline: Friday, April 16, 2010
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Registration: http://newenglandarchivists.org/workshops/workshops.html

Instructors:

  • Lucy Barber, NHPRC
  • Maria Bernier, Salve Regina University
  • Julia Flanders, Women Writers Project, Brown University
  • Daniel Kertzner, Rhode Island Foundation
  • SueEllen Kroll, Rhode Island Council for the Humanities
  • Chuck Thomas, Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • Joel Wurl, National Endowment for the Humanities

Do you already know the nuts and bolts of grant writing and now want to take your skills to the next level? Are you interested in learning more about what granting agencies are seeking in a grant application and how those grants are evaluated? Do you want to learn more about successful grant writing work flows, good content versus bad content, and just generally,how to write a successful grant application? If so, we have just what you are seeking.

We would like to hear from librarians, archivists, museum and public humanities folks, and anyone else related to those fields who want to attend a full-day workshop at Brown University in Providence, RI. The seminar will be on Thursday, April 29th from 9-4. The seminar will involve a morning with experts sharing their knowledge about grant evaluation and grant writing; and, an afternoon of workshopping past or in-progress grants with peers in the library, archives, or public humanities fields. Please bring a draft or a formerly submitted grant for the workshop period. This is our chance to take our grant writing skills to the next level, and help each other along the way. We are looking to fill 16 to 20 spaces on a first come, first serve basis.

Please note: Morning refreshments will be provided.

Visit the NEA website to register: http://newenglandarchivists.org/workshops/workshops.html; or, fill out the attached document.

KMF Café - Table-talking KM Challenges

When: Thursday, April 29, 2010, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: The Commons Room in the Adamian Academic Center, Bentley University, Waltham, MA

Join us for the KMF Café - Table-talking KM Challenges -- a joint program sponsored by the Boston KM Forum and SLA Boston

Thank you to everyone who submitted an idea for the table topics. Here are the topics selected for April's symposium:

  • Avoid future crisis - How can business and application process documentation be kept up-to-date and in sync? (Technology-based projects, methods and practices evolve, change and expand)
  • Social networking redo - How can a failed collaboration implementation be successfully re-launched? (a pharmaceutical company case)
  • Clinical practice experts online - What's the next step in a collaboration infrastructure? (a health care provider case)
  • Taxonomies - How can they improve enterprise search? (enterprise content behind the firewall needs better search)
  • "Library/information management" and "knowledge management" - Are these professionals' competencies alike? and Do titles matter?  (information professional positioning in the enterprise)
  • Records management, knowledge management, and information management - Are they converging or diverging?  (filling human resource requirements and team building)

Format:
There will be six tables,  each with a case presenter (noted above) and moderator. The case presenter will describe the challenge as a mini case study and open the discussion with questions for the table audience. Over the course of an hour the moderator and presenter will "tease out" commentary, suggestions and innovative solutions. Attendees will rotate three times during the meeting to new tables and a different topic of interest. In the afternoon, moderators/presenters will share highlights of the case and commentary.

Cost: $50, if you pre-register. $60 at the door. Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch.
To register, please go to this page: http://s94896443.onlinehome.us/tinc?key=t0p0UHsg&formname=reg_bentley

For more information, please see the Boston KM Forum blog: http://kmforum.org/blog/?p=640

Special thanks to Bentley University, Elkin B. McCallum Graduate School of Business for its continued support of the KM series.

GSLIS Tech Lab Workshop: Mac OS X

When: Thursday, April 29, 2010, 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: GSLIS Tech Lab (P-213)

The GSLIS Tech Lab in Boston will be offering a free workshop on Mac OS X.

The guest instructor will be Linnea Johnson. Linnea is the Assistant Manager of Information Technology at GSLIS and an Adjunct Faculty Member.

Topics to be covered are: file management, tips and tricks of the OS, PC switcher best practices (including MS Office tweaks), and much more.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn from a mac/apple diehard!

If you plan to attend, please register through Eventbrite through one of the following links:
(4/29 session) http://spr10mac2.eventbrite.com/

Remember that:
-all workshops in Boston take place in the GSLIS Tech Lab (P-213)
-GSLIS students, staff, faculty, and alumni are all welcome
-the two sessions of the workshop will cover the same material

If you have questions please email the GSLIS workshop series at workser@simmons.edu.

A listing of all tech lab workshops in Boston can be seen at the following link:
http://tr.im/workser

Friends of the Library Gathering and Dinner

When: Thursday, April 29, 2010, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Community Change, Inc., 14 Beacon Street, Suite 605, Boston, MA 02108

Help reveal one of Boston's best kept secrets!

The Yvonne Pappenheim Library and Resource Center — a free research collection on the important issues surrounding racism in the U.S. — is virtually unknown to Boston's greater activist and student community. We need your help to spread the word, develop the collection, and imagine new possibilities!

Friends of the Library Gathering & Dinner
Thursday, April 29th
6PM-7:30PM

Community Change, Inc.
14 Beacon Street, Suite 605
Boston, MA 02108
www.communitychangeinc.org

All are welcome to attend, but to help us plan, please RSVP to Paul Marcus, pmarcus@communitychangeinc.org Susie Husted, susie_husted@yahoo.com, (631) 875-5936

The Yvonne Pappenheim Library of racial justice and education materials was established by CCI founder Horace Seldon with the help of Esther Nowell, a volunteer school librarian, and Mrs. Harry Elam, formerly a Boston Public School Librarian. In 1990, Yvonne Pappenheim, a Cambridge-based social activist and CCI volunteer, began to maintain and develop the library. In recognition of Yvonne's inspiration and untiring efforts, CCI named the library after her in 1998.

By 2007, the library collection had risen to nearly 3,000 volumes and was maintained by CCI staff, volunteers and interns, however, there has not been a dedicated staff member to develop the collection and make its resources known to the wider public since that time.

In 2010, librarians and library students from the Boston chapter of Radical Reference began meeting with CCI Executive Director, Paul Marcus, to discuss how to support the library's efforts as volunteers. Radical Reference is a collective of library workers and students. The organization's mission of supporting activist communities, progressive organizations, and independent journalists through professional research support, education and access to information, was a natural partnership with the needs of the Yvonne Pappenheim LibraryTogether we hope to develop an active community of support for the Yvonne Pappenheim Library, to maintain and grow its collection, and to provide research support to users online and in person.

Please consider joining us today!

Save the Date: Massachusetts Library Association Conference

When: Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Where: Hyannis, MA

Join us in Hyannis on April 28th-30th, 2010, for this year's exciting MLA conference. With a theme of "From Meek to Mighty: Reinventing Libraries in Challenging Times" there is sure to be something for everyone from all types of libraries. So mark your calendars and plan to attend this informative and energizing conference. There are great student rates! Hope to see you there!

For more information, go to http://masslib.org

GSLIS Tech Lab Workshop: Linked Data

When: Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 12:45-2:15 p.m.
Where: GSLIS Tech Lab (P-213)

The GSLIS Tech Lab in Boston is offering a free workshop on Linked Data.

The goal of linked data is to enable people to share data on the Web as easily as they share documents today. Tim Berners-Lee calls this the foundation of the "next web". Come learn about the four principles of linked data and some of the mysterious acronyms (like RDF, RDFa, FAOF and SPARQL) that surround it.

This workshop is a little technical -- you don't need to be an expert, but review your 488 notes on XML and how the World Wide Web works.

If you plan to attend, please register with Eventbrite through the following link: http://spr10ld.eventbrite.com/

Remember that:
-all workshops in Boston take place in the GSLIS Tech Lab (P-213)
-GSLIS students, staff, faculty, and alumni are welcome

If you have any questions, please email the GSLIS workshop series at http://tr.im/workser

ALASC Chapter Meeting

When: Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Where: Matarazzo Student Lounge (2nd floor, Palace Road)

Food and beverage will be provided. Contact Catherine Boothby (Catherine.Boothby@simmons.edu) with any questions.

GSLIS Tech Lab Workshop: Captivate

When: Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 12:45 - 2 p.m.
Where: GSLIS Tech Lab (P-213)

The GSLIS Tech Lab in Boston is offering a free workshop on Captivate.

Curious about screencasting? Want to learn how libraries are using instructional technology?

Come to this workshop to get an overview of Captivate and learn how libraries are using it to create tutorials for information literacy, marketing, and demonstrations!

If you plan to attend, please register with Eventbrite through the following link:
http://spr10cap.eventbrite.com/

Remember that:
-all workshops in Boston take place in the GSLIS Tech Lab (P-213)
-GSLIS students, staff, faculty, and alumni are welcome

If you have any questions, please email the GSLIS workshop series at workser@simmons.edu.

A listing of all the tech lab workshops in Boston can be seen at the following link:
http://tr.im/workser

GSLIS Tech Lab Workshop: Ubuntu Linux

When: Monday, April 26, 2010, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where: GSLIS Tech Lab (P-213)

The Simmons student chapter of ASIS&T (in cooperation with the GSLIS Tech Lab in Boston) is offering a free workshop on Ubuntu Linux.

Ubuntu is an open source operating system focused on community, freedom, and usability. Come learn about using Ubuntu as a viable alternative to Windows or OS X. Discover the benefits of free, open source software and learn about:

  • The Ubuntu Desktop
  • Essential software (web browsing, email, calendar, im)
  • Working with photos
  • Watching videos, listening to music
  • Working with documents, spreadsheets, and presentations
  • Taking notes
  • Installing software

If you plan to attend, please register with Eventbrite through the following link:
http://spr10ubu.eventbrite.com/

Remember that:
-all workshops in Boston take place in the GSLIS Tech Lab (P-213)
-all GSLIS students, staff, faculty, and alumni are welcome

If you have any questions, please email the GSLIS workshop series at http://tr.im/workser

GSLIS Tech Lab: Mac OS X

When: Monday, April 26, 2010, 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: GSLIS Tech Lab (P-213)

The GSLIS Tech Lab in Boston will be offering a free workshop on Mac OS X. The guest instructor will be Linnea Johnson. Linnea is the Assistant Manager of Information Technology at GSLIS and an Adjunct Faculty Member.

Topics to be covered are: file management, tips and tricks of the OS, PC switcher best practices (including MS Office tweaks), and much more.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn from a mac/apple diehard!

If you plan to attend, please register through Eventbrite through one of the following links:
(4/26 session) http://spr10mac1.eventbrite.com/

Remember that:
-all workshops in Boston take place in the GSLIS Tech Lab (P-213)
-GSLIS students, staff, faculty, and alumni are all welcome
-the two sessions of the workshop will cover the same material

If you have questions please email the GSLIS workshop series at workser@simmons.edu.

A listing of all tech lab workshops in Boston can be seen at the following link:
http://tr.im/workser

Websearch University in Boston

When: Monday, April 26, 2010
Where: Boston, MA

Websearch University in Boston April 26-27 - http://www.websearchu.com/Spring2010/

Today's difficult economy requires info pros to keep on top of technological and content changes that affect their ability to deliver relevant research results in a timely, cost-effective manner. WebSearch University enables internet researchers to improve their skills and refresh their search competencies. Learn the new twists and turns, new search tools, new resources, new techniques, and new approaches to web research. Revisit how you use the internet for research. Rethink your approach to search. WebSearch University's 2-day intensive environment is devoted to how information professionals can most effectively and efficiently apply internet resources to their individual work situations.

Women in the Archives: England/New England

When: Saturday, April 24, 2010
Where: Brown University, Providence, RI

Please join us for Women in the Archives, a one-day colloquium co-sponsored by the Women Writers Project and the Sarah Doyle Women's Center at Brown University, to be held on April 24, 2010 at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Our keynote lecture for this event will be "New England and its Others: Women, Assemblage, and the Archive", given by Elizabeth Maddock Dillon.

This colloquium is the third in what we hope will be an annual series of "Women in the Archives" events; for more information about the series and about past WIA events, please visit the main Women in the Archives page.

Women in the Archives explores the use of archival materials in the study of women's writing, and the construction of disciplinary practices in archival research and pedagogy. This year our theme is "England/New England", focusing on periodization and regionality in women's writing during the colonial period. Papers and panels will address the following themes:

  • colonial perspectives on English culture and writing (and vice versa)
  • digital approaches to the representation of physical and archival space
  • gender and the emerging sense of regional or national identity
  • the construction and aesthetics of archival spaces

For more information, please visit: http://www.wwp.brown.edu/about/activities/wia/wia2010/conference.html

3rd Annual Women in the Archives Conference

When: Saturday, April 24, 2010

Brown University

The Women Writers Project and the Sarah Doyle Women's Center at Brown University Announce the 2010 conference on the role of archival materials in the study and teaching of early women's writing. This year's conference theme, "England/New England" focuses on women's writing during the colonial period.

Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Northeastern University, will present the keynote lecture: "New England and Its Others: Women, Assemblage, and the Archive." Papers and panels will address colonial perspectives on English culture and writing, digital approaches to representation of physical and archival space, gender and the emrging sense of regional and national identity, and the construction, aesthetics, and politics of archival space.

Information and registration (free) at:   http://www.wwp.brown.edu/about/activities/wia/wia2010/register.php

ARLIS/NA 2010 Annual Conference

When: Friday, April 23, 2010
Where: Seaport Hotel, Boston, MA

ARLIS/ New England presents:

The ARLIS/NA 2010 annual conference

Boston, April 23-26 at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center.

SAVE THE DATE

The conference program is innovative and engaging.

The city rich in art, architecture, and culture, traditional and contemporary.

Preliminary information is available now on the conference web site:

http://www.arlisna.org/boston2010/

Much more to follow soon!

Wiki Gardening

When: Thursday, April 22, 2010, 4-5:30 p.m.
Where: GSLIS Tech Lab, One Palace Road, Boston, MA

This workshop will show users how to create tables, categories, citations, and templates in a wiki. Students will learn ways to delete, move, and redirect wiki pages.

We will also cover user rights management, which includes giving extra editing privileges to users or restricting user rights.

Please register through Eventbrite through one of the following links:

Remember that:

  • all workshops in Boston take place in the GSLIS Tech Lab (P-213)
  • GSLIS students, staff, faculty, and alumni are all welcome
  • the two sessions of the workshop will cover the same material

If you have any questions, please email the GSLIS workshop series staff at workser@simmons.edu.

A listing of all tech lab workshops in Boston can be seen at the following link (but please set up an RSS feed or check back often!): http://tr.im/workser

GSLIS Job Seekers Success/Support Group

When: Thursday, April 22, 2010
Where: Dean's Conference Room, P111

Drop-in Group
Facilitated by Roxanne Jackman and Em Claire Knowles
ALL Thursdays: April 15, 22 and May 6, 4 pm to 5 pm

Purpose:
In recognition of difficult economic times, this group would provide a supportive environment for GSLIS students and alumni conducting a job search to bring concerns to be addressed, share information and advice, enable expansion of their network of contacts and to serve as a support group. The empathy and encouragement provided by supportive peers can be particularly uplifting in times of economic recession.

Goals:

  • Sharpen job search skills
  • Stay focused and motivated in job search
  • Expand network contacts

Organization:
The group would meet weekly over a six week period for an hour in March, April and end in early May. The agenda would be open and determined by the participants present at each meeting. Each member in turn would give a brief overview of his/her job search status and share results and accomplishments of the previous week's job hunting.

Questions should be directed to Dr. Em Claire Knowles by telephone: 617-521-2798 or email: emclaire.knowles@simmons.edu

GSLIS Tech Lab Workshops: Wordpress

When: Thursday, April 22, 2010, 12:45-2:15 pm.
Where: GSLIS Tech Lab, Boston

The GSLIS Tech Lab in Boston will be offering a free workshop on WordPress.

Curious about WordPress? Come to this workshop to learn more about one of the most popular blogging platforms available today. We'll go over blog software options, what distinguishes WordPress, installation options, and administration. You'll be blogging on your favorite topic in no time.

If you plan to attend, please register through one of the following links:
(4/22 session) http://spr10wp2.eventbrite.com/

Remember that:
-all workshops in Boston take place in the GSLIS Tech Lab (P-213)
-GSLIS students, staff, faculty, and alumni are all welcome
-the two sessions of the workshop will cover the same material

If you have any questions please email the GSLIS workshop series at workser@simmons.edu.

A listing of all tech lab workshops in Boston can be seen at the following link:
http://tr.im/workser

Tour of the Harvard Depository

When: Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 1 p.m.
Where: 1 Pine Hill Drive, Southborough, MA 01772

Worried you don't know enough about what a facility requires for quality preservation? Want to be able to speak to preservation issues in a job interview or when you are new on the job? Then join us for a tour of the Harvard Depository on Wednesday, April 21st at 1pm in Southborough, MA.

Wednesday, April 21st 1:00pm Tour of the Harvard Depository

NOTE: YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT! THE TOUR IS LIMITED TO TWELVE PARTICIPANTS!

Register at: http://scosaadepositorytour.eventbrite.com/

The Harvard Depository is Harvard's climate-controlled archival media facility that houses a great deal of the paper material as well as films, microforms, and magnetic tapes from it's libraries, archives, and museums. It is an immense and technologically-advanced facility with room to expand to offer 200,000 feet of storage space. Tours are not offered frequently as the facility is incredibly busy so this is an amazing opportunity. From the Depository's website: 

The climate-controlled Depository is a critical resource for students, faculty, staff, and researchers across the University. The off-campus facility provides a strictly regulated media preservation environment, precise inventory-tracking controls, efficient online retrieval ordering, and dependable overnight delivery of materials requested from storage...The Harvard Depository has been designed specifically to provide an archival-quality storage environment for books and other paper-based materials, one that will stabilize the condition—and extend the useful life—of these materials.

You can sign-up for this event using Eventbrite. We are limited to twelve participants so sign-up soon http://scosaadepositorytour.eventbrite.com/.

Because the facility is climate-controlled, be prepared with a range of clothing for the variety of spaces we will be in!

The Depository staff report that a lot of mapping services and GPS programs do not understand the location and direct people incorrectly. Please note their directions and tips for using GPS/mapping services:

http://web.simmons.edu/~scosaa/events/200910/docs/Directions_2_Harvard_Depository.pdf

Need a ride? Want to offer a ride? Visit SCoSAA's travel wiki and sign up to help your peers or claim a seat. http://gslis.simmons.edu/wikis/scosaatravel/Main_Page

The Google Book Lawsuit: Laws, Libraries, and Publishing. What have we learned?

When: Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 6pm—8pm
Where: The Bill Bordy Theater at Emerson College—216 Tremont Street (across from the Majestic Theatre and next to the Tam Bar.)

This panel features 2 GSLIS alums, John Rodzvilla and Sue Kriegsman. It is being hosted by Bookbuilders of Boston and the Emerson College Publishing Club.

Please register if you plan on attending this free event: http://bbboston.org/calendar_FallWorkshops.cfm

Turning Lead into Gold: Nineteenth-Century American Type Foundries and their Specimen Books

When: Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Houghton Library, Harvard

Lecture: Stephen O. Saxe, "Turning Lead into Gold: Nineteenth=Century American Type Foundries and their Specimen Books," The Philip and Frances Hofer Lecture, Houghton Library, Harvard.

CT Library Association Annual Conference: Our Common Ground

When: Monday, April 19, 2010
Where: Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT

This year's Connecticut Library Association theme is Our Common Ground, which seeks to explore the commonality between all libraries. However, there are some programs that would be of particular interest to our colleagues at academic libraries.

For more information and to register, please visit the conference web page: http://www.ctlibraryassociation.org/conf.htm.

Monday, April 19, KEYNOTE: Gina Barreca: Laughter is the Best Medicine

Join Regina Barreca, humorist, author and educator, as she helps us navigate through these tough times using our sense of humor. Professor Barreca is the author and editor of numerous books. Her latest is It's Not That I'm Bitter: How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Visible Panty Lines and Conquered the World (St. Martin's, 2009). She has appeared on dozens of television programs including 20/20, 48 Hours, The Today Show, and Oprah. The University Press of New England will publish her next book, an edited collection titled Make Mine a Double, in 2010.

Tuesday, April 20, KEYNOTE: Jeff Goodell

Jeff Goodell is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone and a frequent contributor to the New York Times Magazine. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Our Story: 77 Hours That Tested Our Friendship and Our Faith. Goodell's memoir, Sunnyvale: The Rise and Fall of a Silicon Valley Family, was a New York Times Notable Book. His book, Big Coal, is the basis of an upcoming feature documentary, "Dirty Business." His latest book, How to Cool the Planet, will be published in April 2010.

For more information about workshops on April 19 and 20, please see conference website at http://www.ctlibraryassociation.org/conf.htm.

Grand Opening: Papercut Zine Library

When: Sunday, April 18, 2010, 12:30 p.m.
Where: 226 Pearl Street, Somerville

Just a friendly reminder the "Grand Opening" of the Papercut Zine Library at its new home on the third floor of 226 Pearl St. in Somerville is 8 days away.

Lunch provided by Food Not Bombs, mingle, check out the library.

2:00-6:00, zine readings, poetry, comedy, musical performances and open mic

With performances by:

6:30 film screening(s)

Annual Spring meeting of the New England Chapter of the American Society for Indexing (NEASI)

When: Saturday, April 17, 2010, 9:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Chelmsford Public Library, Chelmsford, Massachusetts

New England Chapter of the American Society for Indexing (NEASI) on April 17, 2010, at the Chelmsford Public Library, Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Anyone interested in indexing is invited to attend.

SPEAKERS: Cheryl Landes, "Experience an Index Usability Test"; Ilise Benun, "Nitty-Gritty Marketing and Pricing for Freelancers"; Heather Hedden, Steve Ingle, and Jean Jesensky, "Marketing your Indexing Business — A Panel Discussion on What Works and What Doesn't".

WHEN: Saturday, April 17, 2010, 9:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration and continental breakfast from 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.; program begins at 10:15 a.m.; lunch is 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

LOCATION: McCarthy Meeting Room, Chelmsford Public Library, 25 Boston Road Chelmsford, Massachusetts.

COST: $30.00, for a continental breakfast and lunch of sandwiches, fruit, beverages

ADVANCE REGISTRATION is requested by the Friday, April 9, mailing DEADLINE.

The REGISTRATION FORM and DETAILS (with a link to parking information and directions) are on the NEASI Web site at http://www.newenglandindexers.org/events.htm.

QUESTIONS: Linda Dunn, NEASI President, newengland@asindexing.org.

Registration Deadline: Advanced Grant Writing Workshop

When: Friday, April 16, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010
Pembroke Center, Brown University, Providence, RI
Full day workshop, 9:00 - 4:00 (Registration begins at 8:30)
Cost: $50 NEA Member, $60 Non-Member
Registration Deadline: Friday, April 16, 2010
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Registration: http://newenglandarchivists.org/workshops/workshops.html

NETSL Annual Spring Conference: Crosswalks to the Future

When: Thursday, April 15, 2010
Where: College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Mark your calendars for the NETSL Annual Spring Conference Program 2010: Crosswalks to the Future

Keynotes:
Dr. Barbara B. Tillett, Chief, Policy and Standards Division, Library of Congress.    "Building Blocks for the Future: Making Controlled Vocabularies Available    for the Semantic Web"

Jon Orwant, Engineering Manager for Google Books, Google Magazines, and Google Patents.    "Creating a trillion-field catalog: metadata in Google Books"

Registration (closes April 2, 2010):

NELA/NETSL Member: $50
Non-Member: $75
Student / Unemployed: $25

Visit http://www.nelib.org/netsl/conference/2010/index.htm for more details on the program and registration information. 

Questions, suggestions, or other feedback? Contact Amy Hart at netslpresident@nelib.org.

NETSL: New England Technical Services Librarians is a section of the New England Library Association. For more information about NETSL see http://www.nelib.org/netsl/.

GSLIS Tech Lab Workshop: Filemaker

When: Thursday, April 15, 2010, 12:45-2:15pm
Where: GSLIS Tech Lab, Boston campus

The GSLIS Tech Lab in Boston will be offering a free workshop on FileMaker.

FileMaker Pro is one of the easiest database management systems to learn and use, but it is powerful and flexible and can be adapted to many different database needs. In this workshop, after reviewing what a database is, you will get a chance to build a FileMaker database from scratch and learn about some of the key features of the software.

Please register through Eventbrite through one of the following links:
(4/15 session) http://spr10fm2.eventbrite.com/

Remember that:

  • all workshops in Boston take place in the GSLIS Tech Lab (P-213)
  • GSLIS students, staff, faculty, and alumni are all welcome
  • the two sessions of the workshop will cover the same material

If you have questions please email the GSLIS workshop series at workser@simmons.edu.

A listing of all tech lab workshops in Boston can be seen at the following link:
http://tr.im/workser

GSLIS Job Seekers Success/Support Group

When: Thursday, April 15, 2010, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Dean's Conference Room, P111

Drop-in Group
Facilitated by Roxanne Jackman and Em Claire Knowles
ALL Thursdays: April 15, 22 and May 6, 4 pm to 5 pm

Purpose:
In recognition of difficult economic times, this group would provide a supportive environment for GSLIS students and alumni conducting a job search to bring concerns to be addressed, share information and advice, enable expansion of their network of contacts and to serve as a support group. The empathy and encouragement provided by supportive peers can be particularly uplifting in times of economic recession.

Goals:

  • Sharpen job search skills
  • Stay focused and motivated in job search
  • Expand network contacts

Organization:
The group would meet weekly over a six week period for an hour in March, April and end in early May. The agenda would be open and determined by the participants present at each meeting. Each member in turn would give a brief overview of his/her job search status and share results and accomplishments of the previous week's job hunting.

Questions should be directed to Dr. Em Claire Knowles by telephone: 617-521-2798 or email: emclaire.knowles@simmons.edu

Crosswalks to the Future: Library Metadata on the Move

When: Thursday, April 15, 2010
Where: Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester

"Crosswalks to the Future: Library Metadata on the Move" is taking place Thursday, April 15, 2010, at the Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester.

Dr. Barbara B. Tillett, Chief of the Policy and Standards Division at the Library of Congress, will kick off the conference with a discussion "Building Blocks for the Future: Making Controlled Vocabularies Available for the Semantic Web".

Jon Orwant, Engineering Manager for Google Books, will conclude the day with a talk on "Creating a Trillion-Field Catalog: Metadata in Google Books".

Join us for six tantalizing breakout sessions as well as a delectable breakfast spread and lunch buffet. For complete details and registration information, visit the conference web page at http://www.nelib.org/netsl/conference/2010/index.htm.

"Shake It Up, Baby! The Future of Academic Libraries" talk by Simmons alum Sarah Thomas, Smith Medalist

When: Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Neilson Library Browsing Room, Smith College

Sarah Thomas Simmons alum '70, first woman and first non-British Director of the Oxford University Library, will give a talk "Shake It Up, Baby! The Future of Academic Libraries" at 4:30 p.m. in Neilson Library Browsing Room as part of the Libraries' Centennial Celebration http://www.smith.edu/libraries/fyi/centennial.htm.

In February 2007, Sarah Thomas became the first woman and the first non-British person to assume the post of Bodley's Librarian and Director of Library Services at Oxford University. In this historic position, she is responsible for the operation of the largest university library system in the United Kingdom and one of the world's premier research libraries.

Thomas earned a master's in library science at Simmons and a doctorate in German literature at Johns Hopkins. In a career spanning nearly four decades, Thomas has catalogued books in Harvard's Widener Library, taught German at Johns Hopkins, coordinated research libraries in California and directed a collaborative cataloguing initiative at the Library of Congress. The ALA award committee cited her "extraordinary leadership in the advancement of research libraries in general, and cataloging and bibliographic practices and standards in particular, both nationally and internationally."

GSLIS Tech Lab Workshop: Wordpress

When: Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 12:45 - 2:15 p.m.
Where: GSLIS Tech Lab, Boston

The GSLIS Tech Lab in Boston will be offering a free workshop on WordPress.

Curious about WordPress? Come to this workshop to learn more about one of the most popular blogging platforms available today. We'll go over blog software options, what distinguishes WordPress, installation options, and administration. You'll be blogging on your favorite topic in no time.

If you plan to attend, please register through one of the following links:
(4/13 session) http://spr10wp1.eventbrite.com/

Remember that:
-all workshops in Boston take place in the GSLIS Tech Lab (P-213)
-GSLIS students, staff, faculty, and alumni are all welcome
-the two sessions of the workshop will cover the same material

If you have any questions please email the GSLIS workshop series at workser@simmons.edu.

A listing of all tech lab workshops in Boston can be seen at http://tr.im/workser

 

Census Data Workshop at UMass

When: Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 9:00 - 1:00
Where: Room 2601, Du Bois Library, U. of Massachusetts - Amherst

The U.S. Census Bureau and the University of Massachusetts Library invite you to a half-day no cost conferences to promote the availability and use of data from the 2007 Economic Census and related programs.This data is available once every five years and it's one of the few times we get data for sales receipts by industry, by city and by town geography. There are also detailed statistics for industries.

Census Bureau instructors Paul Zeisset and Brian Myers will take participants through the following topics:

  • Background on the Economic Census: basic concepts and uses of the data
  • How the data are classified: NAICS and census geography
  • 2007 Economic Census products
  • Working with Economic Census data in American FactFinder
  • More frequent business data from the Census Bureau (County Business Patterns, Statistics of U.S. Businesses, Quarterly Workforce Indicators, and the Industry Statistics Sampler)

What Will Attendees Gain?

  • New users will learn about the range of data about businesses available from the Census Bureau, including both the Economic Census and more frequent data sets.
  • Experienced users will learn about new features of the data, comparability issues, and qualifications of the data.
  • Attendees will gain skills in accessing Economic Census data in American FactFinder, very important now that PDFs and other media are no longer provided.
  • Attendees will have the opportunity to tell others about their own practical applications of the data and learn what others are doing.

Directions to UMass and Parking Information: http://www.umass.edu/umhome/visit_campus.html

To register, send an email to Steve McGinty at the UMass Library: smcginty@library.umass.edu

Todd Pattison, "19th century bookbinder's mistakes--why they aer so fun to look at!"

When: Monday, April 12, 2010, 6 p.m.
Where: North Bennet St School, 39 North Bennet St, Boston

Todd Pattison, "19th century bookbinder's mistakes--why they aer so fun to look at!" An illustrated lecture at the North Bennet St School, 39 North Bennet St, Boston. Please register in advance by writing to workshop @ nbss.org or by calling the NBSS workshop coordinator at 617-227-0155 ext. 102. Co-sponsored by the New England Chapter of the Guild Book Workers and the North Bennet St School.

GSLIS Tech Lab Workshop: Version Control

When: Monday, April 12, 2010, 6:00-7:30pm
Where: GSLIS Tech Lab, Boston campus

The GSLIS Tech Lab in Boston will be offering a free workshop on Version Control.

Version control keeps track of all changes to your document and allows multiple team members to work on the same document at the same time. It's a necessary tool for programmers, but it also can be used to control the development of Web sites, large documents, or any other text-heavy project.

This workshop will cover two popular version control systems: Subversion and Git.

Please register through Eventbrite through one of the following links: (4/12 session) http://spr10vc2.eventbrite.com/

Remember that:

  • all workshops in Boston take place in the GSLIS Tech Lab (P-213)
  • GSLIS students, staff, faculty, and alumni are all welcome
  • the two sessions of the workshop will cover the same material

If you have any questions, please email the GSLIS workshop series staff at workser@simmons.edu.

A listing of all tech lab workshops in Boston can be seen at the following link: http://tr.im/workser

GSLIS Tech Lab Workshop: WorlCAT API

When: Friday, April 9, 2010, 1:00-2:00pm
Where: GSLIS Tech Lab

The GSLIS Tech Lab in Boston will be offering a free workshop on the WorldCAT API.

What is an API? How can I use the WorldCAT API to make cool stuff for my library web site? Come to this workshop to see how libraries are using access to WorldCAT data to enrich their patrons' experiences.

Note: no programming experience is required, but we may stray into technical topics.

This workshop will be offered Friday, April 9, from 1:00-2:00pm.

If you plan to attend, please register with Eventbrite through the following link:
http://spr10wc.eventbrite.com/

Remember that:

  • all workshops in Boston take place in the GSLIS Tech Lab (P-213)
    GSLIS students, staff, faculty, and alumni are all welcome

If you have any questions, please email the GSLIS workshop series at workser@simmons.edu.

A listing of all tech lab workshops in Boston can be seen at the following link:
http://tr.im/workser

Thank you and we hope to see you there,
Your friends at the GSLIS Tech Lab

GSLIS Job Seekers Success/Support Group

When: Thursday, April 8, 2010, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Dean's Conference Room, P111

Drop-in Group
Facilitated by Roxanne Jackman and Em Claire Knowles
ALL Thursdays: April 15, 22 and May 6, 4 pm to 5 pm

Purpose:
In recognition of difficult economic times, this group would provide a supportive environment for GSLIS students and alumni conducting a job search to bring concerns to be addressed, share information and advice, enable expansion of their network of contacts and to serve as a support group. The empathy and encouragement provided by supportive peers can be particularly uplifting in times of economic recession.

Goals:

  • Sharpen job search skills
  • Stay focused and motivated in job search
  • Expand network contacts

Organization:
The group would meet weekly over a six week period for an hour in March, April and end in early May. The agenda would be open and determined by the participants present at each meeting. Each member in turn would give a brief overview of his/her job search status and share results and accomplishments of the previous week's job hunting.

Questions should be directed to Dr. Em Claire Knowles by telephone: 617-521-2798 or email: emclaire.knowles@simmons.edu

Job Search Support Group Starts Up Again for Spring

When: Thursday, April 8, 2010, 4-5 p.m

Begun last year in recognition of difficult economic times, the Job Search Support Group provides a supportive environment for GSLIS students and alumni conducting a job search to bring concerns to be addressed, share information and advice, enable expansion of their network of contacts and to serve as a support group. The specific goals are to sharpen job search skills, stay focused and motivated in job search, and expand network contacts.

Led by Assistant Dean Em Claire Knowles and the CEC's Roxanne Jackman, the empathy and encouragement can be particularly uplifting in times of economic recession.

Sessions begin April 1 and meet weekly throughout the month, 4-5 p.m.

ALASC Chapter Meeting

When: Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Where: Matarazzo Student Lounge (2nd floor, Palace Road)

Food and beverage will be provided. Contact Catherine Boothby (Catherine.Boothby@simmons.edu) with any questions.

The Hollis Collections in Switzerland

When: Tuesday, April 6, 2010, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Houghton Library, Harvard


Lecture: Dr. Urs Leu (Zentralbibliothek Zurich), "The Hollis Collections in Switzerland." The George Parker Winship Lecture, Houghton Library, Harvard.

GSLIS Tech Lab Workshop: Filemaker

When: Tuesday, April 6, 2010, 12:45-2:15pm
Where: GSLIS Tech Lab, Boston campus

The GSLIS Tech Lab in Boston will be offering a free workshop on FileMaker.

FileMaker Pro is one of the easiest database management systems to learn and use, but it is powerful and flexible and can be adapted to many different database needs. In this workshop, after reviewing what a database is, you will get a chance to build a FileMaker database from scratch and learn about some of the key features of the software.

Please register through Eventbrite through one of the following links:
(4/6 session) http://spr10fm1.eventbrite.com/

Remember that:

  • all workshops in Boston take place in the GSLIS Tech Lab (P-213)
  • GSLIS students, staff, faculty, and alumni are all welcome
  • the two sessions of the workshop will cover the same material

If you have questions please email the GSLIS workshop series at http://tr.im/workser

Books in Books - Reflections on Reading and Writing in the Middle Ages

When: Monday, April 5, 2010
Where: Amy Lowell Room, Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Books in Books: Reflections on Reading and Writing in the Middle Ages

5 April - 25 June 2010
The manuscripts in this small exhibition, which range in date from the early twelfth to the late fifteenth century, all contain images of books in the process of being made, presented, exchanged written or read. The images in their pages testify to the central place of the book in many, if not all, aspects of medieval life. Images of books in books not only document the various settings in which manuscripts were used or even how they were employed, they also testify to a self-conscious culture of the word in which books served as symbols of authority, access and authenticity. This exhibition is mounted in conjunction with the General Education Program's course Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding 16, Openings: The Illuminated Manuscript, taught by Professor Jeffrey Hamburger of Harvard's History of Art and Architecture Department.

A New Online Exhibition, Books in Books: Reflections on Reading and Writing in the Middle Ages

When: Monday, April 5, 2010
Where: online; Houghton Library on April 5

Launched today on the HCL web site: http://hcl.harvard.edu/libraries/houghton/exhibits/books_in_books/. A joint project of the Houghton Library and Jeffrey Hamburger, Kuno Francke Professor of German Art & Culture, and Chair, Medieval Studies Committee, the exhibition is a complement to the General Education Program course "Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding 16, Openings: The Illuminated Manuscript" taught by Professor Hamburger.  A physical exhibition of the same name will open in Houghton Library on April 5.

GSLIS Tech Lab Workshop: Version Control

When: Monday, April 5, 2010, 12:45-2:15pm
Where: GSLIS Tech Lab, Boston campus

The GSLIS Tech Lab in Boston will be offering a free workshop on Version Control.

Version control keeps track of all changes to your document and allows multiple team members to work on the same document at the same time. It's a necessary tool for programmers, but it also can be used to control the development of Web sites, large documents, or any other text-heavy project.

This workshop will cover two popular version control systems: Subversion and Git.

Please register through Eventbrite through one of the following links: (4/5 session) http://spr10vc1.eventbrite.com/

Remember that:

  • all workshops in Boston take place in the GSLIS Tech Lab (P-213)
  • GSLIS students, staff, faculty, and alumni are all welcome
  • the two sessions of the workshop will cover the same material

If you have any questions, please email the GSLIS workshop series staff at workser@simmons.edu.

A listing of all tech lab workshops in Boston can be seen at the following link: http://tr.im/workser

Drupal Workshop, GSLIS West

When: Saturday, April 3, 2010, 4:30 pm
Where: GSLIS West computer lab

This workshop will cover installation and basic configuration of the Drupal content management system. Drupal is a highly customizable open source solution for creating and managing modern, dynamic websites. We'll also look at how libraries are using Drupal and talk about the growing Drupal communities in libraries.

GSLIS Tech Lab Workshop: Second Life

When: Friday, March 26, 2010, 1:00-2:00pm
Where: GSLIS Tech Lab, One Palace Road, Boston MA

The Simmons student chapter of ASIS&T (in cooperation with the GSLIS Tech Lab in Boston) is offering a free workshop on Second Life. ALA and SLA hold meetings and even career fairs in Second Life pretty regularly, but if you're not already a Second Life user, these events might seem too intimidating to attend. Come learn the basics of starting a new Second Life membership, how to move around in a virtual world, and everything you'll need to know to go to that first meeting.

We'll also spend time talking about clothing -- what's appropriate for a meeting, where to find clothes that fit your personality, and how to find good cheap stuff so you don't look like a newbie.

Please register through Eventbrite through one of the following links:

Remember that:

  • all workshops in Boston take place in the GSLIS Tech Lab (P-213)
  • GSLIS students, staff, faculty, and alumni are all welcome
  • the two sessions of the workshop will cover the same material

If you have any questions, please email the GSLIS workshop series staff at workser@simmons.edu.

A listing of all tech lab workshops in Boston can be seen at the following link (but please set up an RSS feed or check back often!): http://tr.im/workser

 

Workshop: German Manuscript Illumination in the Age of Gutenberg

When: Friday, March 26, 2010, 9 - 5 p.m.
Where: Radcliffe Gymnasium, 10 Garden Street

A workshop on "German Manuscript Illumination in the Age of Gutenberg," led by Jeffrey Hamburger (History of Art and Architecture, Harvard) and sponsored by the Radcliffe Institute. Presentations by: Michael Roth (Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett), "Fifteenth-Century German Illuminated Manuscripts in the Berlin Kupferstichkabinett"; Jeffrey Hamburger (History of Art & Architecture, Harvard University) "Another Perspective: The Book of Hours in Germany"; Eef Overgaauw (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin), "How to use Manuscripta Mediaevalia (www.manuscripta-mediaevalia.de) for Research on Illuminated Manuscripts"; Gude Suckale-Redlefsen (Staatsbibliothek Bamberg), "Black Women in the Miniature Painting of the Fifteenth Century"; Robert Suckale (Technische Universität, Berlin), "The Illuminator Martinus and the Artists of the Ottheinrich Bible"; Peter Schmidt (Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Munich), "Printing onto Manuscript Pages: Experiments in Manual and Mechanical Reproduction of Images and Texts at the Time of Gutenberg"; Nigel Palmer (Oxford University) "Blockbooks: The Transition from Manuscript to Print"; discussant James Marrow (Princeton University). Held at the Radcliffe Gymnasium, 10 Garden St.

Pre-registration is required; please pre-register at http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22A97YZEZUR.

For further information, call 617-495-8600.

Digital Commonwealth's 4th Annual Conference and Vendor Fair

When: Thursday, March 25, 2010
Where: College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Digital Commonwealth's Fourth Annual Digital Conference and Vendor Fair will be held on Thursday, March 25, 2010 at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. This day-long conference highlights important issues and practical skills in implementing and nourishing a digital collection and will be useful to people who work or plan to work on digitization projects in museums, libraries, historical societies, and offices of town clerks.

The keynote speakers will be Tom Clareson of LYRASIS and Roy Tennant of OCLC. Breakout sessions will cover the following topics: project management, digital preservation, preparing materials for digitization, outreach, metadata, successful stories from small institutions, and getting started with Digital Commonwealth.

Exhibitors of products and services of interest to the digital library community will be on site to discuss and demonstrate services.

If you register before or on 2/25/10, the rate for members is $75 and the rate for non-members is $110. If you register on or after 2/26/10, the rate for members is $95 and the rate for non-members is $130.

Please visit the Digital Commonwealth Conference website for more information about the program and to register online (or download a form to register by mail):

http://www.nmrls.org/digitalcommonwealth/2010conference/

Wiki Gardening

When: Thursday, March 25, 2010, 4-5:30 p.m.
Where: GSLIS Tech Lab, One Palace Road, Boston

This workshop will show users how to create tables, categories, citations, and templates in a wiki. Students will learn ways to delete, move, and redirect wiki pages.

We will also cover user rights management, which includes giving extra editing privileges to users or restricting user rights.

This workshop will be offered Thursday, March 25, from 4:00-5:30pm, and Thursday, April 22, from 4:00-5:30pm.

Please register through Eventbrite through one of the following links:

(3/25 session) http://spr10gard1.eventbrite.com/

(4/22 session) http://spr10gard2.eventbrite.com/

Remember that:

  • all workshops in Boston take place in the GSLIS Tech Lab (P-213)
  • GSLIS students, staff, faculty, and alumni are all welcome
  • the two sessions of the workshop will cover the same material

If you have any questions, please email the GSLIS workshop series staff at workser@simmons.edu.

A listing of all tech lab workshops in Boston can be seen at the following link (but please set up an RSS feed or check back often!): http://tr.im/workser

The Making of A Picture Book: The Marriage of Art and Text, panel discussion

When: Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Stimson Room, Mount Holyoke College Williston Library

Panel discussion with the authors and illustrators for http://tiny.cc/picturebook (website of Erin Daly, GSLIS West alum)

GSLIS Tech Lab Workshop: Second Life

When: Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 6:00-7:00pm
Where: GSLIS Tech Lab, One Palace Road, Boston, MA

The Simmons student chapter of ASIS&T (in cooperation with the GSLIS Tech Lab in Boston) is offering a free workshop on Second Life.

ALA and SLA hold meetings and even career fairs in Second Life pretty regularly, but if you're not already a Second Life user, these events might seem too intimidating to attend. Come learn the basics of starting a new Second Life membership, how to move around in a virtual world, and everything you'll need to know to go to that first meeting.

We'll also spend time talking about clothing -- what's appropriate for a meeting, where to find clothes that fit your personality, and how to find good cheap stuff so you don't look like a newbie.

This workshop will be offered Tuesday, March 23, from 6:00-7:00pm, and Friday, March 26, from 1:00-2:00pm.

Please register through Eventbrite through one of the following links:
(3/23 session) http://spr10life1.eventbrite.com/
(3/26 session) http://spr10life2.eventbrite.com/

Remember that:
-all workshops in Boston take place in the GSLIS Tech Lab (P-213)
-GSLIS students, staff, faculty, and alumni are all welcome
-the two sessions of the workshop will cover the same material

If you have any questions, please email the GSLIS workshop series staff at workser@simmons.edu.

A listing of all tech lab workshops in Boston can be seen at the following link (but please set up an RSS feed or check back often!):
http://tr.im/workser

NEA Spring 2010 Meeting

When: Friday, March 19, 2010
Where: UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

The Open Archives: From Doors to Data
March 19-20, 2010
UMass Amherst

Sessions include: Closed Doors/Open Collections; Maximal Processing (see pre-circulated paper at: http://www.newenglandarchivists.org/meetings/maximal_processing_cox.pdf); I Fought the Law, and the Law Changed: How Good Actors Can Influence Copyright Law; Beyond Borders: Post-colonial and International Perspectives in Archives; Repurposing Metadata; By Ourselves: A Discussion for Lone Arrangers; The Intangibles: Tips for Job Hunting and Interviewing in the Archives Field; Archivists as Web 2.0 Consumers; Transparency in Archives: Views from the Front.

Also features a keynote address by Jackie Dooley, OCLC Research and the RLG Partnership: "From Current Practice to New Efficiencies: An Archives Research Agenda," and posters sessions highlighting projects from nine institutions throughout New England.

Find the complete program with session descriptions at: http://www.newenglandarchivists.org/meetings/meetings.html.

Accommodations: Hotel reservations are available at the Campus Center Hotel for $92.00 Thursday night and $130 Friday and Saturday. Request your room before February 19, 2010 using the group code (NEA10C) to receive the discounted rate. Contact the hotel: 413/549-6000, ext. 7714.

Parking is available on campus in the Campus Center Parking Garage for $1.50 per hour with a maximum fee of $5.00 for a full day for meeting registrants. One complimentary parking pass per room is offered to guests staying at the Campus Center Hotel. For more information on parking, see: http://parking.umass.edu/index.php/home/

Questions? Contact Danielle Kovacs, Chair of Local Arrangements: dkovacs@library.umass.edu.

NEA Spring 2010 Meeting: The Open Archives: From Doors to Data

When: Friday, March 19, 2010
Where: UMass Amherst

Register now! MARCH 19-20, 2010
New England Archivists Spring 2010 Meeting

For session papers see: http://www.newenglandarchivists.org/meetings/maximal_processing_cox.pdf

Also features a keynote address by Jackie Dooley, OCLC Research and the RLG Partnership: "From Current Practice to New Efficiencies: An Archives Research Agenda," and posters sessions highlighting projects from nine institutions throughout New England.

Find the complete program with session descriptions at:
http://www.newenglandarchivists.org/meetings/meetings.html.

Accommodations: Hotel reservations are available at the Campus Center Hotel for $92.00 Thursday night and $130 Friday and Saturday. Request your room before February 19, 2010 using the group code (NEA10C) to receive the discounted rate. Contact the hotel: 413/549-6000, ext. 7714.

For more information on parking, see: http://parking.umass.edu/index.php/home/

Questions? Contact Danielle Kovacs, Chair of Local Arrangements: dkovacs@library.umass.edu.

SLA @ Simmons Tours WGBH

When: Thursday, March 18, 2010, 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Where: One Guest Street, Boston, MA 02135

Join the Simmons Special Libraries Association (SLA) student chapter for an exciting tour of WGBH.

  Date: Thursday, March 18

  Time: 10am to noon (meet at 9:45am, main entrance)

  Location: One Guest Street, Boston, MA 02135

  Register with Eventbrite: http://slasimmons-wgbh.eventbrite.com/

  **Please try to register by March 8 so we can get a head count.**

The tour will begin at WGBH's all-digital studios, continue at the Media Library and Archives, and finish with a Q&A session with key members of the WGBH team. If there's time, we'll get the scoop on WGBH's Open Vault Web project (http://openvault.wgbh.org/)

Sam Ellenport, "A bookbinding anomaly: linked-spine bindings"

When: Thursday, March 18, 2010, 6 p.m.
Where: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, 10 Garden St.

Thursday, March 18, 6pm: Sam Ellenport, "A bookbinding anomaly: linked-spine bindings." An illustrated lecture at the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, 10 Garden St.

Workshop: Object-Oriented Programming

When: Thursday, March 18, 2010, 6-8 p.m.
Where: One Palace Road, GSLIS Tech Lab

The GSLIS Tech Lab in Boston will be offering an introductory workshop on Object-Oriented Programming.

Object-oriented programming (OOP) can make your projects easier to develop and maintain. Come learn the basic concepts of OOP and how to put them to use.

Some programming experience is required. (Know what a function is? a variable?) We'll use PHP and Javascript, but the principles extend to other languages.

This workshop will be offered Thursday, March 18, from 6:00-8:00pm.

Please register through Eventbrite through one of the following links:

Remember that:

  • all workshops in Boston take place in the GSLIS Tech Lab (P-213)
  • GSLIS students, staff, faculty, and alumni are all welcome
  • the two sessions of the workshop will cover the same material

If you have questions please email the GSLIS workshop series at workser@simmons.edu.

A listing of all tech lab workshops in Boston can be seen at the following link (but please set up an RSS feed or check back often!): http://tr.im/workser.

Workshop: Object-Oriented Programming

When: Monday, March 15, 2010, 12:45-2:45 p.m.
Where: One Palace Road, GSLIS Tech Lab

The GSLIS Tech Lab in Boston will be offering an introductory workshop on Object-Oriented Programming.

Object-oriented programming (OOP) can make your projects easier to develop and maintain. Come learn the basic concepts of OOP and how to put them to use.

Some programming experience is required. (Know what a function is? a variable?) We'll use PHP and Javascript, but the principles extend to other languages.

This workshop will be offered:

Monday, March 15, from 12:45-2:45 pm, and Thursday, March 18, from 6:00-8:00pm.

Please register through Eventbrite through one of the following links:

Remember that:

  • all workshops in Boston take place in the GSLIS Tech Lab (P-213)
  • GSLIS students, staff, faculty, and alumni are all welcome
  • the two sessions of the workshop will cover the same material

If you have questions please email the GSLIS workshop series at workser@simmons.edu.

A listing of all tech lab workshops in Boston can be seen at the following link (but please set up an RSS feed or check back often!): http://tr.im/workser.

AAS Summer Seminar in the History of the Book - application deadline

When: Friday, March 12, 2010

A reminder that March 12, 2010 is the application deadline for the 2010 American Antiquarian Society Summer Seminar in the History of the Book in American Culture, whose topic will be "The Global American South and Early American Print Culture." The seminar will run from Monday, June 14 through Friday, June 18, 2010, at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, MA. Details about the seminar, along with application forms, are available at http://www.americanantiquarian.org/sumsem10.htm.

The seminar will convene a group of 20 graduate students, faculty, and others working in the field of print culture to examine what happens when we view the imagined community of U.S. print culture from the vantage point of the South. At a moment when industrial print culture was consolidating itself in the Northeast, "the South" appeared in print in several registers.  While asserting an "American" identity, Southerners represented themselves as a sectional alternative to the nation that boasted a distinctive regional culture while simultaneously celebrating local diversity. 

This seminar will investigate how these complementary practices of national, regional, and local self-definition circulated through the material world of early American print.  How were the South's efforts at sectional self-fashioning, its attempt to lay claim to the nation, and its engagements with the wider world mediated through and influenced by the modalities of book distribution, copyright, authorship, and reading in nineteenth-century America?  The American Antiquarian Society's unsurpassed holdings of printed material both from and about the South—including newspapers and periodicals, political propaganda, illustrations and photographs, and rich collections of Francophone Louisiana materials—will help us to answer these questions.

Of particular interest to literary scholars and historians, the seminar should also appeal to art historians and legal scholars, as well as those researching the multi-ethnic, cosmopolitan, and transatlantic history and culture of the U.S. The seminar will be led by Jeannine DeLombard and Lloyd Pratt. DeLombard is Associate Professor of English at the University of Toronto. Pratt is Assistant Professor of English at Michigan State University.

8th Annual Columbia University Reference Services Symposium: Doing More With Less

When: Friday, March 12, 2010
Where: Columbia University, Uris Hall

The 8th annual Columbia University Libraries Reference Services Symposium is on Friday, March 12th, 2010. The day-long symposium, entitled "Doing More with Less," will focus on the challenges libraries face during these uncertain economic times. They're hoping to create an interesting and lively discussion around the future of libraries and the effect of the current economic crisis on collections and services.

The program can be found at: https://www1.columbia.edu/sec/cu/libraries/bts/symposia/reference/2010/

Registration is open until March 8 [same day registration will not be accepted]: https://www1.columbia.edu/sec-cgi-bin/cul/ldpd/prod/bts/symposia/2010/register.pl

 

"The Daguerreotype Process, its History and Preservation Challenges"

When: Thursday, March 11, 2010, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Houghton Library, Harvard Yard, Harvard University

Elena Bulat (Photo conservator at the Weissman Preservation Center, Harvard), "The Daguerreotype Process, its History and Preservation Challenges" Houghton Library, Harvard Yard, Harvard University.

NEDCC Spring Preservation Workshop Series

When: Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Where: Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC), Andover, MA

One-day workshops held at the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) in Andover, Massachusetts

SAVE THE DATES!

PRESERVATION OF SCRAPBOOKS
March 9, 2010

BASIC PAPER REPAIR
March 10, 2010

PRESERVATION OF OVERSIZE MATERIALS
March 11, 2010

METADATA BASICS
March 16, 2010

DISASTER PLANNING WITH DPLAN LITE
(at Merrimack College campus) March 17, 2010

TESTING YOUR DISASTER PLAN
March 18, 2010

FUND RAISING AND GRANT WRITING
March 24, 2010

COST: $150 per workshop
($130 each if you register for 2 or more workshops)

QUESTIONS? Contact:
Donia Conn, dconn@nedcc.org, (978) 470-1010 ext. 220

FOR MORE INFORMATION about the Northeast Document Conservation Center, visit: www.nedcc.org

The Making of A Picture Book: The Marriage of Art and Text, Opening Reception

When: Monday, March 8, 2010, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Atrium, Mount Holyoke College Williston Library

Check out Erin Daly's (GSLIS West alum) website for this exhibit. http://tiny.cc/picturebook


"Illuminare: The Use and Embellishing of Gold and other Metallic Leaf and Inks in Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript Painting" Discussion

When: Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Edison and Newman Room, Houghton Library, Harvard University

Nancy Turner, "Illuminare: The Use and Embellishing of Gold and other Metallic Leaf and Inks in Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript Painting"
Nancy Turner is Conservator of manuscripts, Department of Paper Conservation at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.

New Discovery Tools Symposium

When: Sunday, February 28, 2010, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Where: College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

NERCOMP in partnership with the Boston Library Consortium and National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE) are pleased to present:
"New Discovery Tools Symposium"

DATE:
February 1, 2010

TIME:
9:00 - 3:00 (Coffee and Registration start at 8:00)

PRICE:
NERCOMP Members: $95, Non-Members: $220

LOCATION:
The College of the Holy Cross
Worcester, MA.

DESCRIPTION:
Libraries continue to migrate from out-of-the-box interfaces that search single collections to new products that promise, in various ways, to do a better job connecting people with the information they desire. OPACs are applying layers of lipstick, going open source, or fading away altogether. supplanted by new types of discovery tools. Federated search is mounting a comeback. Next-gen discovery tools promise to deliver the fabled single search box. Massive digitization projects are opening up the contents of books for discovery and--sometimes--retrieval. At the same time, proprietary, centralized projects like Google Books and OCLC's WorldCat Local are developing alongside less centralized, more open initiatives like the Open Content Alliance, eXtensible Catalog project, VuFind, and LibraryFind.

In the morning, invited speakers will provide an overview of the changing discovery landscape and the major issues and players involved. The afternoon will consist of a lightning round featuring 5-10 minute demonstrations and/or discussions of individual products. Time will be built into the afternoon session for attendees to present briefly on products being considered or implemented at their own institutions. The day will end with an open discussion and a consideration of next steps.

For a full schedule and registration information, please go to: http://www.nercomp.org/events/event_single.aspx?id=5930

Graduate Student Symposium - "The Past's Digital Presence"

When: Friday, February 19, 2010
Where: Yale University, New Haven, CT

The Past's Digital Presence: Database, Archive, and Knowledge Work in the Humanities

A Graduate Student Symposium at Yale University

February 19th and 20th, 2010

How is digital technology changing methods of scholarly research with pre-digital sources in the humanities? If the "medium is the message," then how does the message change when primary sources are translated into digital media? What kinds of new research opportunities do databases unlock and what do they make obsolete? What is the future of the rare book and manuscript library and its use? What biases are inherent in the widespread use of digitized material? How can we correct for them? Amidst numerous benefits in accessibility, cost, and convenience, what concerns have been overlooked? Graduate students from around the globe will address how databases and other digital technologies are making an impact on our research in the humanities during this interdisciplinary symposium.

Keynote Speaker: Peter Stallybrass, Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Humanities, University of Pennsylvania

Colloquium Speaker: Jacqueline Goldsby, Associate Professor, University of Chicago

Closing Roundtable:
Rolena Adorno, Reuben Post Halleck Professor of Spanish, Yale University
Edward Ayers, President, University of Richmond
Willard McCarty, Professor of Humanities Computing, King's College London
George Miles, Curator, Western Americana Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

REGISTER NOW: Registration for this conference is now available online at http://www.regonline.com/Checkin.asp?EventId=803136M. Advanced registration is required, however, there is no registration fee for university affiliates. We recommend that Saturday attendees purchase a box lunch for $8 (see registration for details). The deadline for registration is February 5th, 2010.

For more information and conference program, please visit our website or email us at pdp@yale.edu. Also join our Facebook Group and follow us on Twitter.

Seminar on Prints and the Production of Knowledge

When: Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Baker Center 133, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Jaya Remond (Harvard University) presents "Mapping Scientific Knowledge in the Printed Works of Durer and Hans Sebald Beham" and Chris Barrett (Harvard University) presents "Mapping Tradition, Revision, and Revolution in the Printed Works of Saenredam and Blaeu". Sponsored by the Humanities Ctr Seminar on Prints and the Production of Knowledge.

Early Paper: Techniques and Transmissions

When: Friday, February 12, 2010, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study presents "Early paper: techniques and transmissions", a workshop featuring Jonathan Bloom (Boston College and Virginia Commonwealth University), "Paper in the Medieval Mediterranean World" and Timothy Barrett (University of Iowa), "Early Modern European Papermaking Techniques-Precedents, Highpoints, and Lowpoints." Participants will be asked to read pre-circulated materials ahead of the workshop. Participants may also sign up for a visit to the Weissman Paper Conservation Lab at Harvard that morning to be scheduled between 10am and noon--spaces for this tour are limited. Please RSVP for the workshop and for the visit to the Conservation Lab by Friday January 15 to Debra Smith at dsmith@radcliffe.edu.

Cuba Education and Culture Tours for Teachers

When: Monday, February 8, 2010

Cuba Education Tours has seven island programs for 2009 and 2010.

They are among the few learning and cultural tours to Cuba available and licensable for American educators.

Elaborate itineraries and details are available at http://CubaFriends.com

The tours are open to all.

BOOK PEOPLE Librarians, Writers and Bibliophiles Havana Book Fair Tour from February 13 to 20, 2010 attracts friends of the written word from North America and beyond. It reviews all aspects of Cuban libraries, and literary and cultural production. The book fair is the most important in the Spanish-speaking world.

We're here to help you experience Cuba. Please feel welcome to call or email us.

The Archives in the Age of "Post-Feminism", "Post-Theory", and "Post-Race"

When: Friday, February 5, 2010, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Crystal Room, Alumnae Hall, 194 Meetin Street, Providence, RI

The Pembroke Center at Brown University is hosting a colloquium to explore the politics of the production, organization, and transmission of knowledge on the occasion of the dedication of the Feminist Theory Papers. It is a unique opportunity to participate in discussions between scholars, librarians, archivists, students, and researchers. Please join us! Details below.

The Archives in the Age of "Post-Feminism, "Post-Theory, and " "Post-Race"
Friday, February 5th, 1:00pm
Crystal Room, Alumnae Hall
194 Meeting St. Providence, RI 02912

Participants:
Marlene Manoff, MIT
Hope Olson, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Kelvin L. White, University of Oklahoma
Alexander Galloway, NYU
Dorothy Yin-Ye Ko, Columbia
Joan Wallach Scott, Institute of Advanced Study

For more information about the Feminist Theory Papers, please visit: www.pembrokecenter.org/archives/FeministTheoryPapers.html.

Farragut School Guest Readers Day

When: Friday, February 5, 2010, 9:45 a.m.
Where: The Farragut School, 10 Fenwood Road, Boston, MA

Looking to Share Your Favorite Children?s Story?

Read to children at the Farragut School in Boston for Guest Reader's Day on *Friday, February 5*!

Sign up at the Scott/Ross Center for Community Service in MCB W102. Or email Heather, trickett@simmons.edu.

Save the Date: ALA Midwinter - REFORMA Fundraiser

When: Sunday, January 17, 2010, 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Where: Villa Victoria Center for the Arts

Save the Date!
Sunday, January 17, 2010
7:30 pm — 10:30 pm
REFORMA Scholarship Fundraiser
At the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts
85 W. Newton Street. Boston

Join us in an evening of music, storytelling (for adults!), great food, and good company!
All proceeds from this event will go to support the REFORMA Scholarship that provides financial assistance to encourage and enable Spanish speakers to pursue or advance a career in library and information science (http://www.reforma.org/scholarship2009.html) Special thanks to OCLC for their sponsorship and support!

ALASC - ALA Midwinter Meeting

When: Saturday, January 16, 2010
Where: Boston, MA

The American Library Association 2010 Midwinter meeting will be in Boston, January 15-19, 2010 at the Boston Exhibition and Convention Center. Early registration opened on October 1 and continues through December 4, 2009. For more information, visit http://www.ala.org/ala/conferencesevents/upcoming/midwinter/2010/index.cfm

ALA student registration rate is $65, and you can get a reimbursement through the LISSA Professional Development program (deadline is October 30th --email andrea.rounds@gmail.com, LISSA treasurer). You can also request reimbursement for your membership.

What you get for your registration: Over 2000 discussion groups covering a variety of hot topics; over 2000 committee meetings and events, entrance to the exhibits, including open reception and the technology showcase, the President's Program (GSLIS's own Camila Alire, professor of practice); The Author forum, The Arthur Curley Memorial Lecture, and the Sunrise Speaker Series.

The GSLIS ALA student group is planning to travel together on Saturday, January 16th. The conference will occur just before the beginning of spring semester courses. For more information, contact Em Claire Knowles, Assistant Dean for Student Services (emclaire.knowles@simmons.edu).

DLS Social at ALA Midwinter

When: Saturday, January 16, 2010, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Where: Lir - Boston, MA

Are you planning to attend ALA Midwinter in Boston?

Want to dine with some of your colleagues?

Join us at LIR for the 2010 ACRL Distance Learning Section (DLS) Social! Lir is a friendly, Irish Bar, a short walk from several ALA hotels. http://www.lironboylston.com/

The event is open to all, including non-DLS members.

Registration is only $17 per person and includes a hearty appetizer and sandwich bar. Cash Bar.

Saturday, January 16, 2010 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Register by contacting:
Anne Marie Casey, CASEYA3@erau.edu.

DLS hosts a social every year at the ALA Midwinter Conference for veterans to touch base and new people to learn about us. This year we are trying something different. We are inviting library schools students from the three institutions in New England that grant masters degrees to join us. The executive committee of DLS has voted to pay the $17 registration for a limited number of students.  Please contact Anne Marie Casey for more information.

NMRT Midwinter Social

When: Saturday, January 16, 2010, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Bell-in-Hand Tavern, Boston, MA

The New Members Round Table of the American Library Association is hosting a midwinter social.

Join us for food, fun, and fellowship in historic Boston! The Bell-in-Hand is America's oldest continuously operating tavern. Come buy a beverage and enjoy great company, food, conversation, and door prizes. Bring your camera and add the photos here. Got Flickr? Upload your photos there and tag them nmrtmidwinter10.

Enjoy appetizers compliments of NMRT. Haven't made dinner plans for the evening? Consider staying at The Bell-in-Hand and purchasing your meal there.

For details, please visit http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=148815218961.

Sixth Annual ARL Leadership Symposium

When: Saturday, January 16, 2010
Where: Boston, MA

Sixth Annual ARL Leadership Symposium, January 16-17, 2010, Boston, MA

Register by December 20, 2009

Washington, DC--The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) will host its Sixth Annual Leadership Symposium for MLIS students on Saturday and Sunday, January 16 and 17, 2010, in Boston, MA. The Leadership Symposium curriculum will focus on topics related to the major strategic areas of ARL, as well as transitioning into, and building career networks in, research libraries. The program will include presentations from ARL program officers as well as human resource professionals in ARL member libraries. Registration for this event is open to any MLIS student free of charge.

The Leadership Symposium is funded by ARL member institutions and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. This annual event is a component of the ARL Diversity Programs, which include the Career Enhancement Program (CEP), Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW), and the Leadership and Career Development Program (LCDP).

The 2010 Leadership Symposium will feature presentations on such topics as:

Current Trends in Information Policy
Rethinking the Role of the Liaison Librarian
How to Secure a Position in an ARL Library

Registration is open through *Sunday, December 20, 2009*, at 11:59 p.m. eastern time. For more information and to register, visit http://www.arl.org/diversity/leadinst/.

Free Webinar Series - Digital Asset Management

When: Thursday, January 14, 2010, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Where: Online

Earley & Associates presents a free 4-part Jumpstart webinar series dedicated to the strategic, organizational and technological challenges of Digital Asset Management (DAM). The series of 90-minute weekly webinars begins with laying the groundwork for building the business case for DAM, and subsequent sessions tackle marketing resource management, optimizing creative workflows, and the impact of taxonomy on asset reuse. We will close with an overview of the DAM vendor landscape, including tool selection considerations and the vendor selection process.

Dates: Thursdays, January 14-February 4, 2010
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 pm Eastern
Cost: Free

For session details and registration, please visit: http://bit.ly/63jfhn.

Pre-ALA Midwinter ALCTS Symposium

When: Thursday, January 14, 2010
Where: Boston, MA

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) announces a symposium which will be held prior to ALA Midwinter 2010: "Living Digital: The Future of Information and the Role of the Library." The event will be held on Thursday, January 14 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Four distinguished speakers from both inside and outside of librarianship will address issues that are expected to include recruiting students into information-related professions, information seeking behaviors of those living in the digital age, emerging initiatives related to information access, partnering with others in the information arena, intellectual property issues, and techniques institutions may employ in adapting to new information ecologies. In addition to plenary presentations, panel speakers and breakout sessions which incorporate scenario building will help attendees learn how to facilitate the delivery of information and understand their role in an environment of constantly evolving genres and increasing quantities of information.

Plenary speakers [titles/abstracts of talks will be available on the ALCTS website soon]:

  • Margaret Ashida, Project Director, Empire State STEM Education Initiative, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
  • Kevin Guthrie - President of Ithaka, formerly president of JSTOR
  • John Palfrey, Henry N. Ess III Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources at Harvard Law School and co-author of "Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives"
  • John Wilkin - Associate University Librarian for Library Information Technology at the University of Michigan and Executive Director of HathiTrust

The symposium will include participative small group brainstorming sessions which will enable attendees to exchange ideas with each other and with the panelists and speakers. The four scenarios that will be discussed are:

  • Determining collections for a paperless library (academic/public libraries)
  • Designing an information commons for a generation of digital natives (academic/public libraries)
  • Incorporating gaming into library services (academic/public libraries)
  • Delivering information to consumers in a virtual environment

Panelists who will speak about and react to the brainstorming sessions are:

  • Tom Corbett -- Executive Director, Fisher-Watkins Library, The Cushing Academy (a private school for grades 9-12)
  • Jenny Levine - Internet Development Specialist and Strategy Guide, ALA, owner of The Shifted Librarian blog, and former public librarian
  • Ann Wolpert - Director of Libraries, MIT
  • John Yemma - Editor, The Christian Science Monitor

Registration information for "Living Digital" can be found at:
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/confevents/upcoming/ala/living.cfm

Please consider joining ALCTS for what promises to be an informative event!

LIS Online Career Fair

When: Tuesday, January 12, 2010, 11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Where: Online

PLEASE NOTE: LISSA and the Simmons student chapter of SLA have purchased a group registration and will provide refreshments on the second floor of GSLIS. More details to follow, but please be aware that anyone in the Boston area is welcome to join us on campus for this event. Those planning to join us do not need to pay the separate registration fee.

Are you a new library school graduate — or mid-career and looking for a change? Are you wondering how to improve your career skills or ready to try a certificate program? Looking to refresh your resume? We invite you to join us for the first annual LIS Online Career Fair. Join us online on Tuesday January 12, 2010 for an exciting day of learning how to start or to rejuvenate your library career in tough times! The day will kick off at 10 am central time/11 am Eastern/8 am Pacific and run through 4:30 pm central/5:30 pm Eastern. You will have your choice of a variety of informational and interactive programs which will assist you with your career no matter where you are.

The conference keynote speaker is Rachel Singer Gordon, webmaster of LISjobs.com, the largest library career site and job database, and consulting editor at Information Today Inc., Books Division. Rachel's talk, "Career Building in a Down Economy," will help librarians focus on what they can do to keep themselves moving forward professionally in a down economy. While professional literature discusses what librarians can do to help their communities and patrons, it does not give much information as to what librarians can do to help themselves. Rachel will address the ways in which the economy affects librarians professionally, how to control reactions and frustration, how to deal proactively with current events, and how to move forward effectively in tough economic times.

Other speakers include: Tom Peters, TAP Information Services; Christi Confetti Higgins, Sun Microsystems; Cindy Hill, Hill Information Consulting; Morgan Cadwalader, Alliance Library System; Kitty Pope. Alliance Library System; Marianne Steadley, University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science and more!

For more information on this conference, check out http://liscareerfair.org . The cost of the one day online event is $29 for graduate library students; $39 for librarians, and for a group, the price is $79

This workshop is cosponsored by Alliance Library System and TAP Information Services.

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