2014 Symposium on Digital Technology in Historic Interiors

When: Friday, October 3, 2014, 8:00am-3:30pm
Where: Boston Athenaeum, 10 1/2 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

The Nichols House Museum has organized a symposium on digital technology in historic interiors, to be hosted at the Boston Athenaeum. The schedule of events includes several lectures on 21st-century strategies for interpreting historic interiors and would appeal particularly to SLIS students interested in museums and technology. The student registration fee is $35, but there are a limited number of full scholarships, offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more information and to register, visit http://www.nicholshousemuseum.org/symposium_2014.php.

Guided Tour of the Museum of Fine Arts with ALA-SC Chapter

When: Sunday, October 5, 2014, 1:00pm
Where: Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

Join the ALA-SC chapter for a free guided tour of the Highlights of the Arts of the Americas at the Museum of Fine Arts.

Registration is required. Please RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/simmons-ala-sc-museum-of-fine-arts-tour-tickets-13091812965. Only currently enrolled Simmons SLIS students. Only RSVP if you are certain you can attend. ALA-SC has to pay in advance for each person and needs an accurate head count before the event.

2014 Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium: Mind the Gaps: Books for ALL Young Readers, October 10-11, 2014

When: Friday, October 10, 2014
Where: Center for the Study of Children's Literature, Simmons College

On October 10-11, 2014, join an esteemed group of award-winning authors, illustrators, librarians, and other children's book experts and aficionados for the 2014 Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium, Mind the Gaps, a two-day event celebrating the best in children's and young adult literature. The Colloquium will explore the current state of publishing, what's missing in children's literature, and the works of the 2014 Boston Globe--Horn Book award recipients. Vaunda Nelson will be the keynote speaker; guest publishers include Jason Low and Arthur Levine.

For more information and to register, visit http://www.hbook.com/bghb-hbas.

American Association of School Librarians Fall Forum: School Librarians in the Anytime Anywhere Learning Landscape, October 17-18, 2014

When: Friday, October 17, 2014
Where: St. Louis, Missouri

School Librarians in the Anytime Anywhere Learning Landscape is an exciting opportunity for school librarians to learn how to best support their communities while taking a prominent leadership role in navigating a new frontier. Much like a GPS helps you locate and find your way through an ever increasingly complex landscape, the school librarian locates and leads blended learning activities through the school library program. Whether you call it digital learning, blended learning, extended learning, expanded learning, or 24/7 learning the role of the school librarian is to locate new tools and activities and tether them back to institutional and curricular needs.

Participants at this 2-day intensive workshop will:
--Define the learning landscapes
--Identify the role of the school librarian and school library program in these landscapes
--Explore tools and resources to help school librarians guide anytime anywhere activities
--Develop action plans for creating anytime anywhere opportunities through the school library program

Visit http://www.ala.org/aasl/conferences/fall-forum to learn more!

Discussion with Jon Scieszka, Rhode Island Children's Book Festival

When: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Where: Lincoln School, Providence, RI

Children's Literature graduate students are invited to a meeting/discussion with author and first Children's Book Ambassador Jon Scieszka. Admission is free, but no transportation will be provided to the event.

Email Cathryn Mercier to reserve a spot. Only 25 spots are available.

New England Library Association Conference

When: Sunday, October 19, 2014
Where: Holiday Inn Boxborough, MA

This year's New England Library Association conference will take place at the Holiday Inn in Boxborough, MA, from October 19-21, 2014. The theme is: Be Bold. Libraries in the Center Ring.

Check out the conference schedule and register at: http://nelib.org/nela2014.

Volunteer Opportunity at Brookline Public Library Family Fall Fest

When: Thursday, October 23, 2014, 2:00pm-5:00pm
Where: Brookline Public Library, 361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA

The Brookline Public Library is looking for volunteers to help at its third annual Family Fall Fest on October 23. Volunteers will help set up tables, manage the crowd around a face painter, pass out delicious fall-themed snacks, supervise pumpkin painting and gourd bowling, and clean up. Volunteers will get library programming experience and have a fun day with children ages 5-8.

If interested, please contact Caroline Richardson by email at crichardson@minlib.net.

77th ASIS&T Annual Meeting: Connecting Collections, Cultures, and Communities, October 31- November 4, 2014, Seattle, WA

When: Friday, October 31, 2014
Where: Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA

The Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology is the premier international conference dedicated to the study of information, people, and technology in contemporary society. The ASIS&T AM gathers leading scholars and practitioners from around the globe to share innovations, ideas, research, and insights into the state and future of information and communication in play, work, governance, and society.

The conference welcomes contributions from all areas of information science and technology. The conference celebrates plurality in methods, theories and conceptual frameworks and has historically presented research and development from a broad spectrum of domains.

Our plenary speaker will be Alessandro Acquisti of Carnegie Mellon University.

The conference welcomes submissions for papers, posters, panels, and workshops.

For more information on the conference , see the ASIST AM 2014 Web page here:

New England Archivists Fall Symposium: Archives in Action

When: Saturday, November 1, 2014, 1:00-5:00pm
Where: Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

The New England Archivists half-day fall symposium "Archives in Action" will take place at Salve Regina University on Saturday, November 1. Attendees will learn about archival innovations in records management, digital collections, collaborative projects, and more, and build strategies for translating successful ideas to their own workplaces. All sessions will involve active participation.

For more information and to register, visit http://www.newenglandarchivists.org/fall_2014.

12th International Conference on Learning: "Books, Publishing & Libraries," November 8-9, 2014

When: Saturday, November 8, 2014
Where: Simmons College, Boston MA

Annual conference examining the past, present, and future role of the book. Call for Papers now open for presentations, workshops, and more. Accepted proposals are eligible for submission to peer-reviewed scholarly journal.

For more information please visit http://booksandpublishing.com/the-conference

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