LIS Community Events
Creating Community with Digital Collections: A Conversation about Curation and the Public Good
When: Friday, December 13, 2013, 9:30am - 12pm
Where: Sophia Gordon Hall, Tufts University, Medford MA
The ACRL New England Chapter Collection Development Interest Group is pleased to announce its fall program: "Creating Community with Digital Collections: A Conversation about Curation and the Public Good."
When: Friday, December 13, 2013, 9:30am-12pm
Where: Sophia Gordon Hall, Tufts University, Medford, MA (campus map)
"Creating Community with Digital Collections: A Conversation about Curation and the Public Good" will highlight two digital collections designed and created to engage community.
The featured panelists are:
· Dan Cohen, Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America,
· Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, co-director of the NULab and co-founder, Our Marathon Archive at Northeastern University, and
· Michael Leach, moderator, Head of Collection Development, Cabot Science Library, Harvard University, and adjunct instructor of collection development at Simmons
Please direct any questions to CDIG co-chairs, Martha Kelehan (Martha.firstname.lastname@example.org) and Susan Raidy-Klein (email@example.com). For more information about ACRL NEC, visit http://acrlnec.org/.
Massachusetts Library System Job Hunting Webinar
When: Friday, December 13, 2013, 1 - 2pm
The Massachusetts Library System will be hosting a webinar presentation by Naomi House, publisher, editor, and founder of the popular library jobs site INALJ.com (I need a library job), on Friday, 12/13/13, from 1-2pm:
Mining Massachusetts: a toolkit for librarian/info pro job seekers and their employers
Finding the right job is much like finding the right employee for your position, but when faced with either of these daunting tasks, it can be easy to forget that both sides are on the same team. And when you are on the same team, you strategize differently. Naomi will share strategies for both job-seekers and employers, so whether you're looking for tips about how to answer a job ad or how to write one, this session is for you!
Once you have a better understanding of where you stand, Naomi will also share a toolkit filled with Massachusetts-focused job hunting online resources, as well as national sites everyone should follow, because you can't begin to mine if you don't know where to mine.
This event is free. Register online to participate.
Library Test Kitchen Open House
When: Friday, December 13, 2013, 4pm - 6pm
Where: Loeb Library, Harvard University, Cambridge MA
Join us to explore student projects and talk libraries!
About Library Test Kitchen
We're an Advanced Seminar in the Harvard Graduate School of Design. We have a working budget, a defined client, and a desire to play a role in the shaping of library space and programming. And if all goes according to plan, the machines on display and others will be packed into a Sprinter van and driven down to SXSW Interactive this March to catalyze conversation.
See you soon!
NEASIST Winter 2014 Event: BIG DATA & YOU: PREPARING CURRENT & FUTURE INFORMATION SPECIALISTS
When: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 8:15 am to 12:30 pm
Where: MIT Pappalardo Room (Bldg 4-349) Cambridge, MA
The New England Chapter of the Association for Information Science & Technology, together with the Simmons College Student Chapter, invite you to join us at our 2014 Winter Event:
BIG DATA & YOU: PREPARING CURRENT & FUTURE INFORMATION SPECIALISTS
WHEN: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 8:15am to 12:30pm
WHERE: MIT Pappalardo Room (Bldg 4-349) Cambridge, MA
More Information: http://NEASIST.org
Big Data is rapidly changing the way researchers, scientists and businesses learn, compete and adapt in digital data-driven environments. The conversation is not just about what data to store, but also how to extract meaningful intelligence from all data, and this is just the beginning.
We now ask what librarians, data scientists and researchers need to know in order to prepare for the challenges of Big Data over the next 10 years. Our panelists are leading practitioners and experts in information and computer science. They will discuss their experiences with Big Data and share their insights into leading a successful career in the always-changing information field.
Registration & Breakfast
Welcome & Introduction
Sands Fish, Senior Software Engineer--MIT Libraries: "Knowing in the Age of Networked Knowledge"
Bradley Strauss, Senior Data Engineer--Chitika: "Is Big Data Bigger than a Bread Box?"
Christopher Erdmann, Head Librarian--Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics:"New Approaches to Library Data Services from an Astrophysics Perspective"
Panel Discussion with Michael Leach, Head of Collection Development--Harvard University Cabot Science Library
ALA 2014 Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference, January 24-28
When: Friday, January 24, 2014
Where: Philadelphia, PA
The ALA Midwinter Meeting is the annual business meeting of the American Library Association. The conference draws more than 10,000 leaders in the library and information industry for some 2,500 meetings and events. Some 450 exhibits feature the latest in books, videos, computers and other materials available to today's libraries and their users.
Visit http://alamw14.ala.org/rates and http://alamw14.ala.org/schedule-at-a-glance to learn more about the conference.
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