Conferences & Meetings from MSU-LEETS; ALA; RUSA and NASIG
Registration is now open for the Mississippi State University Libraries eResource & Emerging Technologies Summit (MSU LEETS) being held at Mississippi State University on Friday and Saturday, August 3rd – 4th, 2012. The Summit provides a unique and cost-effective opportunity to focus on pressing concerns in academic libraries today regarding the development, maintenance, application, and assessment of electronic resources and emerging technologies.
Featured speakers include: Tim Collins, President and Founder of EBSCO Publishing; Regina Reynolds, Director of the U.S. ISSN Center at the Library of Congress; Tammy Sugarman, Associate Dean for Collections at Georgia State University Library; and Carol Joyner Cramer, Head of Collection Management at Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University. New this year will be two Steal-This- Idea sessions led by David Comeaux, Web Services Librarian at Tulane University, and Kristin Calvert, Electronic Resources Librarian at Western Carolina University.
Whatever your passion is, from library outreach to instruction to website development to international collaborations, you can find inspirations, ideas and examples at the ALA Annual Poster Sessions. If you’re going to Anaheim for the Annual Conference, be sure to check out the Poster Sessions on the exhibit floor of the Anaheim Convention Center.
There are 6 poster session times (11:00-12:30; 1:00-2:30; and 3:00-4:30 both Saturday and Sunday), with each session focused on a particular theme (for example, the 11-12:30 Saturday session is themed “The Collectors”). Each poster session features 20 poster presentations, and you can visit a poster at any time during the 1 ½ hour time slot. Posters may feature a description of an innovative library program; an analysis of a practical problem-solving effort; or a report of a research study.
For the full list of all 120 posters, view the poster session titles and abstracts at http://www.lib.jmu.edu/org/ala/abstracts/
“Library in Your Hand: Mobile Technologies for Exchanging Information with Patrons” will be presented during the ALA Annual Conference on Sunday, June 24 from 10:30-noon at the Anaheim Convention Center, Room 204B.
Presented jointly as the RUSA President’s Program and the MARS Chair’s Program, this program will explore the importance of libraries supporting mobile technologies for the dissemination and acquisition of information. Examples of such projects currently underway in libraries will be discussed by our panel of speakers. Joan Lippincott, Associate Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information, will speak about why libraries should embrace communicating with patrons through mobile devices. Kristin Antelman, Associate Director for the Digital Library at NCSU Libraries, will speak about mobile initiatives at NCSU including WolfWalk, a photographic guide to the history of NCSU optimized for mobile devices. David Lee King, Digital Branch & Services Manager at the Topeka Public Library, will discuss the social media used to communicate with patrons at the Topeka Public Library.
The North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) needs experienced librarians, publishers, and vendors from the field of serials and electronic resources to propose and deliver webinars. NASIG supports continuing education for all members of the serials information community. We welcome proposals on a variety of topics important to NASIG members, such as usage statistics, collection development of serials and e-resources, access, e-books, and serials cataloging.
If you have innovative ideas, new workflows, and new applications of technology that would be of interest to NASIG members please consider submitting a proposal. The proposals will be reviewed on an on-going basis by the Continuing Education committee.
To submit a webinar proposal, go to: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HLGFHLL.
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.