Thursday, May 25, 2017, Bucknell University, Lewisburg
Registration is open for the PaLA College & Research Division’s spring program, which explores the relationship between digital scholarship and academic libraries and librarians, and provides insight into how librarians and practitioners in Pennsylvania are implementing digital scholarship initiatives in their libraries.
Register by May 15th.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport
The West Branch chapter presents their spring program, which focuses on the health and well-being of the employees and users at all types of libraries.
Register before May 8.
Friday, May 18, 2017, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
The purpose of the workshop is to provide sessions aimed at meeting the needs of this dynamic category of library patrons. Four different presenters will such diverse topics as: addressing health science outreach and programming; youth advocacy and activism; learning collaboration and teamwork through board games; and using maker projects to encourage project based learning in a library setting. The purpose of the workshop is to help librarians develop successful and engaging library programming, whilst at the same time meeting the educational and information needs of students transitioning from middle school to high school, and high school to college.
How does program appeal specifically to academic libraries?
Often the skills and training high school students receive do not fully, or even adequately, equip them for what will be expected of them in a collegiate environment. Each of the four presenters will speak to different topics aimed at helping libraries begin to bridge this gap through topics not often found or thought of in a library context. Specifically, sessions will include: harnessing the resources of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, not only for effective research, but also to create informative and engaging health and science related programs; teaching older teens and early college students the power they possess as advocates and activists, through the educated understanding of issues and meaningful engagement with stakeholders; teamwork and teambuilding, an often under-taught but important collegiate skill; and the power of hands-on, experiential learning through maker-based programs.
Following the conclusion of the workshop, attendees will be able to:
- Help students conduct health- and science-based research, as well as conduct relevant, topicalprogramming
- Effectively channel student skills into positive and meaningful activism for the topics they care about
- Create programs centered around successful teambuilding and teamwork aimed at accomplishing common, shared goals
- Provide practical and inclusive maker programs, which encourage participants to actively explore STEM-related skills.
Contact: Barbara Zaborowski, Dean of Learning Resources, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, BZabor@pennhighlands.edu
PaLA’s College and Research Division (CRD) will again nominate and sponsor two PaLA Academy of Leadership Studies (PALS) attendees. In order to be considered by CRD, please submit your PALS application materials directly to CRD rather than to PALS. If we choose to nominate you, we will submit your application materials directly to PALS and, if you are accepted into the program, we will sponsor you. Our sponsorship will cover the cost of your program fee ($400 for PaLA members, $500 for non-PaLA members). If you are not chosen by CRD, you will still have time to submit your application materials to PALS for their consideration. The deadline for submission directly to PALS is Friday, April 21th.
Please keep in mind that a CRD nomination does NOT guarantee your acceptance into the PALS program.
In order to be considered for CRD nomination for PALS, please submit the following items to CRD at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, April 17th:
- A letter of interest indicating why you feel you would be a good candidate for PALS and how you would like to serve PaLA
- A current resume/CV
You will be notified of CRD’s decision to nominate you by Wednesday, April 19th.
Prospective nominees/PALS attendees must meet the following requirements:
- Degreed librarian (must have the degree before attending PALS)
- Demonstrate leadership potential
- Must be willing to remain at the hotel for the duration of the PALS workshop, including overnight
- Must be willing to provide services to PaLA and the profession after completing the program
- PaLA membership is not required to apply or attend, but will be required upon completion of the program.
PALS 2017 MLS/MLIS Librarian Program information:
- Dates: Sunday, June 4 – Wednesday, June 7
- Place: The Best Western Premier: The Central Hotel and Conference Center, 800 E. Park Drive, Harrisburg, Pa
- Featured speaker: David Bendekovic of the B.A. David Company http://www.badavid.com/
- Cost: $400 per person, PaLA member or $500 per person non-PaLA member (includes program, lodging, and meals; transportation is not included)
For more information about PALS, visit https://www.palibraries.org/?page=PALS
If you have questions about submitting your materials to CRD, please contact Leslie Christianson, CRD chair, at email@example.com.
The Multimedia Symposium will be held August 8 – 9, 2017 at the Embassy Suites, Newark, DE and the University of Delaware Library.
The symposium will feature a keynote speaker each day, along with panel presentations, discussions groups, and a Five Minutes of Fame. The afternoon of August 9 is for optional hands-on workshops related to multimedia software, media literacy teaching techniques and equipment.
Building upon the success of the Student Multimedia Design Center and the feedback from our colleagues interested in media production/commons spaces in academic libraries, this symposium organized by the University of Delaware Library is designed to inspire managers, librarians and staff to plan for or progressively re-envision these spaces in your library. Attend for:
- hands-on software and media production concept workshops;
- management discussion of budgeting, staffing and training for media production spaces;
- sharing trends related to new production equipment, software, and associated furniture;
- inspiration specifically in allowing students to be creative and in our field of librarianship; and more.
Find out more: https://multimedia2017.lib.udel.edu
A new episode of the PaLAunchPod podcast drops on Saturday, April 1st. In this episode, host Brian Fulton talks with Molly Wolf, Sexuality Archivist and Reference Librarian at Widener University, about the Sexuality Archives. Wolf is both founder and curator of the archives, which document and preserve the history of sexuality education and sexology.
Never miss an announcement from PaLAunchPod! Log into your Pennsylvania Library Association account and join the PaLAunchPod group.
Have a story to share? Nominate yourself or someone else to be featured on the podcast by completing the nomination form.
Send all questions/comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Deadline extended until Friday, April 7, 2017. Please excuse any cross posting.
The South Central Chapter of the Pennsylvania Library Association is hosting its Spring Workshop on Thursday, May 18th, 2017. We are seeking proposals for breakout sessions of interest to library management and public services staff.
Example topics include:
- Staff training or programming for employees
- Dealing with difficult people
- Advocacy 101
- How to engage in local government
- Networking and what to do with it
- Geek on the Cheap
- Teen & Tween/Children’s/Adult programming
- Fake it till you make it: Advice for New Managers
If you have experience in any of these areas, please consider submitting a proposal to speak at our workshop. Presentations should be at least 60 minutes. Lightning talks should be 5-15 minutes.
The workshop will be held at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences at 850 Greenfield Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601.
To be considered, please submit your proposal by filling out our online form, or emailing the following information to email@example.com. The deadline to submit is Friday, April 7, 2017.
Title of Presentation:
Brief description of your proposed presentation:
Any Technology or Special Equipment needed: