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PaLA Annual Conference early bird registration deadline approaching!

August 12, 2012

Registration is now underway for PaLA’s Annual Conference, PA Libraries: Leading the Charge, Sept. 30 – Oct. 3 at Gateway Gettysburg. If you register by August 22, you can take advantage of the early bird rates, and if you register online, you can avoid the $10 processing fee.

The College & Research Division luncheon features Barbara Fister. Barbara is a well-known blogger in academic library circles and writes mysteries in her spare time when not working as a librarian at Gustavus Adolphus College (MN). Her presentation, “Playing for Keeps: Lifelong Learning in the Ludic Library,”  will give her mash-up of information literacy/student learning and open access/publishing/technology/copyright and where they all intersect, in a fun yet thought-provoking talk.

The CRD is also offering an exciting lineup of 15 sessions this year. Once again we’re able to offer a second track on Monday, offering 2 sessions per time slot. Session topics include the following, and you can view a complete list of the programs here.

  • A new online Open Access publication for PA’s academic libraries
  • Sustainable usability testing in academic libraries
  • Technical services assessment
  • E-Books in the academic library – theory and implementation
  • Comparing 3 ‘Discovery’ services – EBSCOhost Discovery Service, Summon, and WorldCat Local
  • A new ‘take’ on course & subject guides
  • Applications of mobile technologies in libraries
  • Evidence-based practice and information literacy
  • Teaching the “The Filter Bubble” as part of info lit
  • Developing an information literacy lab
  • Learning/Knowledge Commons
  • Using Digital Commons as an institutional repository and library publishing platform
  • Interactive Games to enhance students’ 21st century skills
  • The embedded librarian in online, graduate, research courses

So register now to take advantage of the early bird discount which ends Wednesday, August 22.

We hope to see you at the PaLA Annual Conference, PA Libraries: Leading the Charge!

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