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Seeking Proposals: Northeast Chapter Spring Workshop

February 28, 2017

The Northeast Chapter of the Pennsylvania Library Association is currently seeking proposals for our spring workshop on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Our theme this year is Libraries in Networks: Creating, Participating, Cooperating and Advocating.

Libraries have a strong tradition of working together to manage and share resources and information. Technological developments have aided in creating opportunities for even greater collaboration but have also prompted libraries to reimagine and reinvent themselves in order to remain relevant. Libraries of all types are engaging in various networks in order to implement new services, participate in larger community endeavors, work with non-profits and government agencies and advocate with more power.

In today’s interconnected world, libraries cannot work in isolation. We are looking for presenters who can share their experiences working within various networks.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Immigrant communities
  • Marketing
  • Social justice
  • Fact checking fake news
  • Community gardens
  • All levels of advocacy

If you are interested in presenting on one of the above topics or another topic related to Library Networks, please consider submitting your proposal by filling out the following form: https://goo.gl/h2Ec62

Deadline for submission is Monday, April 10, 2017. We are seeking approximately six presenters for 60-minute breakout session presentations and approximately eight presenters for 7-minute Pecha Kucha presentations (http://www.pechakucha.org/faq). If you wish to be considered for both types of presentations, please indicate that on the form. All proposals received by April 10, 2017 will be reviewed by the Northeast Chapter’s Board. We look forward to receiving your proposal!

Thank you,

Martina Soden,MLIS
Head of Reference Services
Scranton Public Library
500 Vine St.
Scranton Pa, 18509
(570) 348-3000 ext. 3008
msoden@albright.org

PaLA College & Research Division Seeks Presentation Proposals

February 23, 2017

Call for Proposals Extended to March 1:

The Pennsylvania Library Association’s College and Research Division seeks presentation proposals from academic librarians that showcase the ways libraries and librarians are involved in digital scholarship (or Digital Humanities) for its May 25, 2017 Spring Workshop to be held in Lewisburg, PA. The goal of this workshop is for academic librarians to understand how they can have a role in supporting and promoting digital scholarship across disciplines, and to come away with ideas they can implement in their own libraries. Projects presented need not be humanities-related. Priority will be given to proposals discussing projects implemented successfully on a shoestring budget or with grant funding.

See the original post for detailed information.

Submit proposals to Jill Hallam-Miller at jbhm001@bucknell.edu by March 1st at 5:00pm.

New Library-Focused Podcast Puts Spotlight on PA Librarians

February 1, 2017

logo4PaLAunchPod, a new podcast series created by Pennsylvania librarians taking part in a Pennsylvania Library Association-related initiative, premiers today, February 1! The podcast series features spectacular Pennsylvania librarians and the amazing things they do in their libraries and their communities.

The first episode features a children’s librarian from a public library who found a way to connect incarcerated parents with their children through reading.

You can download, subscribe to, and listen to the podcast at iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play and Soundcloud.

For more information about the Pennsylvania Library Association, visit http://www.palibraries.org/

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PaLA College & Research Division Seeks Presentation Proposals

January 26, 2017

Call for Proposals Extended:

The Pennsylvania Library Association’s College and Research Division seeks presentation proposals from academic librarians that showcase the ways libraries and librarians are involved in digital scholarship (or Digital Humanities) for its May 25, 2017 Spring Workshop to be held in Lewisburg, PA. The goal of this workshop is for academic librarians to understand how they can have a role in supporting and promoting digital scholarship across disciplines, and to come away with ideas they can implement in their own libraries. Projects presented need not be humanities-related. Priority will be given to proposals discussing projects implemented successfully on a shoestring budget or with grant funding.

Guidelines:

  • Presentations should be no longer than 10 minutes (there will be 5 minutes between presentations for questions)

  • Presentations must have a “digital scholarship in libraries/with librarians” focus

  • Presentations should be widely applicable (most academic libraries could replicate)

Required Proposal Info:

  1. Title of presentation
  2. One paragraph description of project
  3. Presenter names and contact info
  4. Anticipated technology needs
  5. Estimated setup and presentation time

Submission Instructions:

Submit proposals by email to jbhm001@bucknell.edu by Wednesday, March 5th at 5pm.

Questions can be submitted to Jill Hallam-Miller, CRD Vice Chair, at jbhm001@bucknell.edu

New Library-Focused Podcast Puts Spotlight on PA Librarians

January 26, 2017

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MEDIA CONTACT: The PaLAunchPod Team
Phone: (717) 849-6961
Email: palapodcasts@gmail.com

New Library-Focused Podcast Puts Spotlight on PA Librarians

PaLAunchPod, a new podcast series created by Pennsylvania librarians taking part in a Pennsylvania Library Association-related initiative, will premier on February 1st! The podcast series features spectacular Pennsylvania librarians and the amazing things they do in their libraries and their communities. Librarians from all types of libraries will be featured in the series.

The first episode features a children’s librarian from a public library who found a way to connect incarcerated parents with their children through reading.

You can download, subscribe to, and listen to the podcast at iTunes and Soundcloud on February 1st!

For more information about the Pennsylvania Library Association, visit http://www.palibraries.org/

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Save the Date! 5th Annual PA Forward Information Literacy Summit

January 13, 2017

5th Annual PA Forward Information Literacy Summit
July 19, 2017
Located at the Penn State University Libraries in State College, PA  

The PA Forward Information Literacy Summit is back for 2017!  This summit will focus around libraries and maker culture, and will be relevant to any librarians interested or involved in teaching and learning, including academic, public, school, and special librarians, and other educators.

A detailed call for proposals will be shared at the end of January, and proposals will be due by March 15, 2017.  For more information, please contact one of the conference co-chairs:  Debbie Malone (debbie.malone@desales.edu) or Rebecca Miller (rkm17@psu.edu).  We look forward to reading your proposals and seeing you in State College in July!

Future of Libraries Fellowship Opportunity

December 20, 2016
If you haven’t signed up for the Future of Libraries email list-serve or follow the blog, you may not be aware of this amazing opportunity. Read more …

The American Library Association’s Center for the Future of Libraries is pleased to provide a fellowship for an individual or group interested in exploring the future of libraries. The fellowship will provide a stipend of $10,000 to advance new ideas and perspectives for the future of libraries through the creation of a public product – report, white paper, video, resource, tool – that will help library professionals envision the future of library collections, partnerships, services, spaces, or technologies. Projects may build on existing work, research, or initiatives of the Association, its Offices, Divisions, and Round Tables, or explore new directions and interests.