Conference, meetings, and webinars from ER&L; the UNC School of Information and Library Science; ALCTS, and ALA-APA.
“The goal of the ER&L Conference is to bring together information professionals from libraries and related industries to improve the way we collect, manage, maintain, and make accessible electronic resources in an ever-changing online environment. We do this once a year at an in-person conference. In addition, sessions are recorded and made available online in an online conference. ER&L allows for cross-pollination of ideas across fields of librarianship not often brought together in traditional public services or technical services conferences…
The conference is being held at the AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center, University of Texas, Austin Campus 1900 University Ave. Austin, TX 78705 and is scheduled for Monday, April 2, 2012 at 8:00 AM – Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 12:00 PM.”
The University of North Carolina School of Information and Library Science and Charles University in Prague are presenting a 2 week summer seminar entitled Libraries and Librarianship in the Czech Republic scheduled for May 20 – June 2, 2012. “Participants in this program will enjoy lectures and tours related to librarianship in this culturally and academically rich country that deals with a history of monarchy, empire, Communism and the meeting of east and west… In addition to visiting libraries and museums in Prague, the group will also make trips to visit two UNESCO World Heritage sites, Kroměříž (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/860) and Český Krumlov (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/617) with their historic libraries, castles, and gardens…”
This webinar will focus on the successful implementation of the More Product, Less Process (MPLP) approach to archival processing, how MPLP can leverage technical services resources to achieve better outcomes, and will also suggest how MPLP can be adapted as an approach to digitization and to cataloging materials that have traditionally been managed bibliographically. It offers an archival approach to general special collections problems… The webinar presenter is Dennis Meissner, who is the Head of Collections Management at the Minnesota Historical Society, a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists, a current member of SAA’s governing Council, and serves on SAA’s Encoded Archival Context Working Group.
This session is set for Wednesday, April 11, 2012 and will last 1 hour, starting: 11am Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1pm Central | 2pm Eastern. To register, complete the online registration form or or register by mail for the session you would like to attend.
“The presentation will explain the value of this ALA-APA certification program to library support staff, employers and library users. Attendees will also have the opportunity to have their questions answered by program staff members.
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.