Conference & Meetings 9/3/12

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Events and meetings sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services; ARL; Publishing Business; and the University of Alberta.

IMLS Congressional Briefing on Libraries and the Workforce

You are invited to attend the Institute of Museum and Library Services Congressional Briefing: How Libraries Support Workforce Development

WHEN:  Thursday, September 13 from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Breakfast briefing – coffee and breakfast pastries will be provided

WHERE:  Rayburn House Office Building, Room B-338, Washington, DC  20515

RSVP:  Please
RSVP to Andrea Wood by Monday, September 10at

HOSTED BY:  Institute of Museum and Library Services

WHY:   Libraries play a vital role in our nation’s workforce system.   Through an official partnership between the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the U.S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration (ETA), state and local workforce investment boards, state workforce agencies, and One-Stop Career Centers are encouraged to partner with public libraries to extend their career and employment services to job seekers and
unemployed workers.

This briefing will illustrate the work libraries do to support workforce development and meet community employment needs in rural, urban and suburban areas nationwide.

Did you Know?

  • In 2009 alone, 30 million Americans used a library computer to help address career and employment needs, including submitting online applications, searching for job opportunities, and working on their resumes.
  • 3.7 million people reported finding work this way, and librarians are helping job seekers navigate online employment resources to search for and find jobs every day.


  • Remarks from Members of Congress (Representative Rush Holt [NJ-12] confirmed)
  • Susan Hildreth, Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • Amanda Ahlstrand, Acting Administrator, Office of Workforce Investment, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
  • MaryEllen Firestone, Director of Library Services at the East Brunswick Public Library (East Brunswick, NJ)
  • Jane Brady, Director of the Middlesex County Office of Workforce Development & Workforce Investment Board (New Brunswick, NJ)
  • Linda Carlisle, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
  • Kevin Perez, Project Manager for the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s Broadband Technology Opportunities Program, Mid York Library System (Utica, NY)

 ARL Forum on Workforce for 21st-Century Libraries: Registration Now Open

“The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) will host a forum, “Library Workforce for 21st-Century Research Libraries,” on October 11–12, 2012, in Washington, DC, immediately following the ARL Membership Meeting. The forum is open to all and is geared for research library directors, senior library staff, and organization development and human resources staff. This event will provide a balance of discussion between two sets of issues—the workforce of the future and the processes undertaken to create that workforce…


The forum registration fee for ARL members is $300; the fee for non-members is $325. This fee includes an evening reception, a continental breakfast, substantial late-morning fare, and coffee/tea breaks. To register, please complete the online registration form at <>.
Registration will close on Friday, September 14.
Hotel Information
The forum will be held at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, located at 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036. To reserve a room at the ARL rate of $289, visit the Mayflower reservations website or call toll free 877-212-5752 and mention the ARL meeting.
The cutoff date for room reservations is Friday, September 14.
More Details
To view the forum program and to register, visit the ARL Fall Forum 2012 website.


Discoverability vs. DRM: An expert discussion at the Publishing Business Virtual Conference & Expo

Join us Thu., Sept. 13, at the  free Publishing Business Virtual Conference and ExpoOpens in a new window as a panel of industry experts explores  important questions around the paradox that is Discoverability Vs. DRM in the ebook age. Christopher Kenneally , Brian O’Leary, Peter McCarthy  and Patricia Payton  will attempt to get to the bottom of the issues around getting your content discovered without giving it all away:

Driving revenue relies in part on digital discovery. Digital discovery depends upon exposing content to the marketplace presale in order to drive awareness, interest, and hopefully sales.

Digital Rights Management (DRM), on the other hand, refers to a mechanism in which content is secured to prevent access presale, in order to protect the intellectual property of the author and publisher. This presents a paradox.

In this session you’ll learn how to:
• Balance the requirements of IP protection and discoverability
• Generate buzz and sales through content marketing, or offering teasers of your to the marketplace for free

(This FREE virtual event is designed to uncover real opportunities in digital content for book and magazine publishers.)

 12th Annual Augustana Library Information Literacy in Academic Workshop


Creativity and Student Engagement in Information Literacy


Registration will open on Friday Sept. 14, 2012 at 10: 00 MT

Wednesday, November 14 (optional information literacy consultations with Randy and an evening workshop dinner) and Thursday, November 15, 2012 (presentation)

Randy B. Hensley

Randy Hensley is Professor and Head of Information Services at Newman Library, Baruch College, City University of New York. He has held positions at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the University of Washington, and California State University, Chico during a 30+ year career. His experience in developing information literacy credit courses has been enhanced by a variety of collaborative endeavors involving teaching faculty from different disciplines and partnerships with writing centers, learning assistance centers, and first-year programs. He currently manages a ten course information studies curriculum of the Newman Library. He has held numerous elective and appointed positions in state and national library associations, including Chair, ACRL Instruction Section (1997-98) and President, Washington Library Association (1993-1994). As a founding faculty member of ACRL’s Immersion Program, he teaches regularly in this five-day intensive program for improving information literacy teaching practice and program development. He is the 2002 recipient of the ACRL Instruction Section Miriam Dudley Instruction Library Award.

Workshop Abstract
Topic:”Creativity and Student Engagement in Information Literacy”

Part 1: Creativity In Information Literacy Instruction.

The first part of the presentation will focus on the thinking of three people: Margit Misangyi Watts (University of Hawaii), Daniel Pink (writer on work in the 21st Century), and Alane Starko (Creativity In The Classroom)…

Part 2: Student Engagement in Information Literacy Teaching & Learning.

This part of the presentation would be based on the speaker’s chapter for Craig Gibson’s Student Engagement and Information Literacy text. Considerations will be given to some standard tools for determining evidencers of student engagement such as the National Survey of Student Engagement and bring them into the instructional design process, again using the programmatic, course, class session, and assignment prisms.

Faith & Life Centre (Map), Augustana Campus, University of Alberta Camrose (Map), Alberta (Map)
Driving Directions to Augustana
Printable driving directions with maps (PDF)
Parking is free, requires no permit, and is allowed in any parking lot stall on campus that does not have an electrical plug.
Camrose is approximately a one-hour drive south-east of Edmonton.


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