News & Announcements 10/3/12

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Today’s News: an IMLS deadline for nominations; Library 2.012 conference starts today; Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award nominations; Innovative Approaches to Literacy awards announced; and Collection Management seeks applications for editorial board positions.

2013 National Medal Nominations Are Due October 15

“The Institute of Museum and Library  Services (IMLS) has an accelerated deadline for nominations for the 2013  National Medal for Museum and Library Service. To accommodate a spring  award ceremony, the deadline is earlier than usual. It is October 15, 2012.  Museums and libraries that would like to be considered for the award  should complete and mail the nomination form by that date. The National Medal for Museum and Library Service is the nation’s highest honor for exemplary service by museum and libraries…”

Library 2.012, the “Future of Libraries” conference, starts today

Library 2.012, the “Future of Libraries” conference, starts today, Wednesday, October 3rd, at 6:30 am US-Pacific Daylight Time and continues for 40 straight hours. The conference is free to attend, and is held virtually in Blackboard Collaborate. We have 150 presentation sessions and 11 keynote addresses from all over the world this year…  The schedule for the conference can be seen in your own time zone–allowing you to easily and quickly find and attend sessions that interest you. You can connect and converse with the presenters and other attendees in the 15,000-member Library 2.0 network. Recordings will be made of all sessions, will also be free, and will be posted on the conference site.”

Call for Nominations – Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award

Presented by the ALCTS Continuing Resources Section, the Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award consists of a citation and $1,500, generously donated by ProQuest. The deadline for nominations is December 1, 2012…

Nomination packets should include a letter of nomination; three to five letters of support; the nominee’s resume; examples (no more than three) of the nominee’s publications or other relevant documents.

Self-nominations are welcome. For additional information, including a list of past recipients, please refer to:

U.S. Department of Education announces awards for Innovative Approaches to Literacy

The U.S. Department of Education announces awards for Innovative Approaches to Literacy, $28 million in 46 two-year grants to local school districts to be used for school libraries as well as other non-profit organizations that work for childhood literacy. IAL is a program of redirected money that was championed by Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) and others in the FY 2012 appropriations bill, half of which must go to school libraries in low-income districts.

 Call for Editorial Board Members: Collection Management

Collection Management, a peer-reviewed journal published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis, is accepting applications for editorial board positions.  The journal is seeking to add 5-6 board members. Along with a solid foundation in collection management theory and practice, the journal desires one new member to have a specialization in law librarianship, another member to assist the editor with international submissions, and another to serve as a book review editor. Editorial board members are expected to actively participate in peer-reviewing manuscripts (up to five per year) and to assist the editor in decisions regarding journal content and scope.

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and CV to Editor-in-Chief Karen Fischer at by November 7, 2012, with “Collection Management Editorial Board Application” in the subject line.



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