Collections Care, Disaster Preparedness Trainings Offered
Oregon Heritage will conduct 28 days of training related to collections care and disaster preparedness in all regions of the state this year.
“Hundreds of Oregonians and dozens of libraries, archives and museums, passionate about their state, will benefit from this free training, which is supported by a Connecting to Collections grant from the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services,” said project director Kyle Jansson. The Oregon Library Association is a partner in the project.
The first 14 days of training will take place from April 14-May 17 in Astoria, Bend, Coos Bay, Medford, Pendleton, Philomath and Portland. Each community will have two days of training. The first will be about collections care and management. The second will beabout disaster preparedness. People may sign up for one or both days of training.
The collections care workshop will cover the topics of collection policy, preservationplanning, collections assessments, environmental controls, collections problem solving, and solving conundrums through networking.
The emergency preparedness workshop includes connecting with emergency responders, disaster planning, identifying threats and resources, collections
prioritization, and involving the public in disaster preparedness,
The workshops will include lectures, hands-on activities, discussions, guest presentations, and small-group work. They are designed for archives, libraries and museums and will be relevant to people with little collections experience as well thosewith more significant experience.
A second round of workshops in the fall will develop the training topics further.
For the schedule of spring trainings, visit the Connecting to Collections website.
The Excitement is Brewing for the Library 2.013 Conference
The dates are set for the Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference. The third annual global conversation about the future of libraries is scheduled for October 18-19, 2013. The conference will once again be held entirely online around the clock in multiple languages and time zones. Everyone is invited to participate in this FREE forum designed to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among informationprofessionals worldwide.
This year, there will be eight conference strands covering a wide variety of timely topics such as, MOOCs, e-books, maker spaces, mobile services, embedded librarians, greenlibraries, and more! Doctoral students will also have their own strand for presenting their research. Plus, there will be a new strand dedicated to virtual library tours.
In addition, building upon the Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference opening keynote presentation by Dr. Sandra Hirsh, professor and director at the San Jose StateUniversity School of Library and Information Science, there’ll be a strand dedicated to the evolving roles and opportunities for information professionals.
You can view all the conference strands in detail on the Library 2.013 website. Pinterest fans are also encouraged to follow the Library 2.013 Pinterest board.
The for presentation proposals goes out in early April. The Conference begins: October 18, 2013
To ensure you don’t miss a beat, register as a member of the Library 2.0 network, and you’ll be kept informed about conference news and updates. (You do not have to join the Library 2.0 network to participate in the conference.)
As a reminder, recordings of the Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference presentations are still available for viewing at your convenience. You can access the presentation recordings at: http://www.library20.com/page/library-2-012-sessionrecording-links-and-information
The San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science is a founding partner of the annual Library 2.0 global conference series. The nationally ranked school offers two fully online master’s degrees, a fully online certificate program, and a doctoral program: Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master of Archives and Records Administration (MARA), Post-Master’s Certificate in Library and Information Science, and the San Jose Gateway PhD Program. Learn more about the school’s programs and lifelong learning opportunities at: http://slisweb.sjsu.edu
Women of Library History
Is there a woman in librarianship who was near and dear to you and your library’s heart? Who has made history at your library? Perhaps a group of women who helped shape you or your community’s interaction with libraries? Maybe even someone whose portrait you pass every day?
In celebration of Women’s History Month this March 2013, the Feminist Task Force would like to invite submissions to highlight valued women in libraries. This is the perfect time of year to remember the contributions of these important women in librarianship—perhaps the founder or other woman (or group of women) who was significantly involved with your local library.
The FTF will host a blog at womenoflibraryhistory.tumblr.com with daily postings of historic women of librarianship throughout the month of March.
Why? Highlight the legacy that you still see alive today and share a piece of your library’s history with your patrons and library lovers everywhere in celebration of Women’s History Month. The write-up will be perfect for your library.s own blog. Its inclusion with the submissions of other libraries to this project will illustrate the breadth of contributions women have made to their communities through libraries.
Email an image and brief write-up about a historic* woman or group of women of librarianship to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are including this as a post on your own library’s blog, be sure to include the link to your blog so we may include that in our posting to connect viewers to your library. If there is a book or other websites related to your submission, please pass that information along as well. Submissions will be accepted immediately and throughout the end of March.
*While we fully appreciate that there are women who have recently done and/or are currently doing amazing things for libraries, only submissions regarding historic women of libraries will be included at womenoflibraryhistory.tumblr.com. However, if there is interest we would be more than happy to also collect submissions for a companion(sister!) site to highlight and celebrate women MAKING history in libraries! Please let us know if you have any questions or input regarding this.
The Feminist Task Force is proud to bring voice and efforts to the intersection of feminist perspectives with issues related to libraries, librarianship, information services, and ALA. To find out more and get involved, please visit us on any of our websites and virtual spaces:
• Discussion list: http://libr.org/ftf/ftflist.html
• Wiki: http://ftfinfo.wikispaces.com
• ALA Connect: http://connect.ala.org/node/65369
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/121097054767