Call for Lightning Round Presentations : METRO Outreach and Advocacy SIG

Call for Lightning Round Presentations : METRO Outreach and Advocacy SIG

Faculty Outreach Strategies – Success Stories and Uphill Battles

Thursday May 26, 2016, 12:00pm-2:00pm
METRO Training Center, 57 East 11th street, Fourth Floor, New York, NY 10003

Our Spring 2016 meeting will address how we connect with faculty through various outreach strategies and partnerships. Have you connected with classroom faculty to promote various library services and resources? We’re hosting up to five short lightning round presentations (15 minutes each). We are looking for short presentations on some of your strategies that you have developed at your libraries that connect with faculty.
Submit your proposals online at
Our meeting will be at the METRO Training Center on Thursday May 26, 2016 from 12:00pm-2:00pm.

RSVP to attend here:
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We look forward to seeing you! Refreshments will be served.
For more information, please email the co-conveners:
Mark Aaron Polger and Carl Andrews, METRO Outreach & Advocacy SIG

2016 Public Innovators Lab for Libraries

Red Hook Public Library turned to its community for insight and started a transformation in their town, and so can you.
Join ALA and The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation for an intensive training in the “Turning Outward”
approach, specially designed for library professionals, trustees, community partners and supporters.

2016 Public Innovators Lab for Libraries
October 19-21, 2016

Through discussions and hands-on activities, learn to:
tap librarianship’s natural values to contribute to the greater good and bring your community together
explore people’s shared aspirations for your community and help bring them to life
“Turn Outward” and become a steward of public knowledge
convene and lead productive, insightful community conversations
For more information and to register, visit us online.

New Program at University of Tennessee – UX and Assessment

Prepare for a career in User Experience testing and Assessment in a wide variety of settings! The University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences, in conjunction with the U.S. Institute for Museum and Library Services, has an exciting opportunity for students to earn a Master’s Degree in Information Sciences (M.S.) with a specialization in User Experience (UX) and Assessment. Each student will select a focus area of either academic libraries or UX work in a special setting, such as government or corporate organizations. Applicants with bachelor’s degrees in any academic field are eligible to apply. Students graduating with a bachelor’s degree in spring or summer 2016 are also eligible to apply.

“Experience Assessment” is an on-campus program that will begin in Fall semester 2016. During the 42-credit hour program students will complete 36 hours of course work and 6 hours of field experience. Every student will receive travel assistance to attend a professional meeting, specialized mentoring, and workplace opportunities in Assessment and UX. Each student will receive full tuition, medical benefits, and an assistantship that includes a yearly stipend from fall 2016 through graduation in May 2018.

The University of Tennessee M.S. degree in Information Sciences is fully accredited by the American Library Association. Partners for Experience Assessment include the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Information International Associates, the Tombras Group, USGS, Martha Kyrillidou and Associates, and the University of Tennessee Library.

The program has space for only twelve students, so apply now!

For more information, please contact Dr. Rachel Fleming-May ( or 865-974-6509) or Dr. Kitty McClanahan ( or 865-974-8942). To start the application process to the University of Tennessee graduate school and School of Information Sciences go to:

Islandora for Managers: Open Source Digital Repository Training

Islandora for Managers: Open Source Digital Repository Training
ALA Annual Conference Ticketed Event

Islandora is an OAIS adherent and open source digital repository framework. It combines the Drupal CMS and Fedora Commons repository software, together with additional open source applications, the framework delivers a wide range of functionality out of the box. The proposed workshop will provide an overview of Islandora, it’s community of users, and allow users to test drive a full Islandora installation using local virtual machines or the online Islandora sandbox.

Friday June 24, 2016, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Presenters: Erin Tripp, Business Development Manager at discoverygarden inc. and Stephen Perkins, Managing Member of Infoset Digital Publishing
Register for ALA Annual and Discover Ticketed Events
This Islandora for Managers workshop will empower participants to manage digital content in an open source, standards-based, and interoperable repository framework. Islandora combines Drupal, Fedora Commons and Solr software together with additional open source applications. The framework delivers easy-to-configure tools to expose and preserve all types of digital content. The Islandora for Managers workshop will provide an overview of the Islandora software and open source community. It will also feature an interactive ‘how to’ guide for ingesting various types of content, setting permissions, metadata management, configuring discovery, managing embargoes and much more. Participants can choose to follow along using a virtual machine or an online Islandora sandbox.

Second National Personal Librarian & First Year Experience Library Conference

Second National Personal Librarian & First Year Experience Library Conference
When: May 12-13 2016
Where: Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
More information:

Registration is now open.
Registration fee: $200
Deadline: April 22, 2016

Registration includes the keynote, 4 plenary programs, choice of over 20 breakout sessions, a poster session, and several meals. In 2015, we had over 150 attendees from 71 institutions throughout the United States and Canada. We have added more seating in 2016, but we will close registration at 200 people.

A draft of the 2016 program will be on the website in the next 2 weeks as the speakers confirm participation. As programs are confirmed, we will add to the website. The 2014 program (pdf) will give you an idea of the structure and content of the conference.

We have negotiated a special fee at the DoubleTree Tudor Arms Hotel for the nights of 5/12 (Wed) and 5/13 (Thu). Area hotels will fill up quickly due to graduations and the Cleveland Marathon that weekend. Please book early. Details for hotel discount can be found on the conference website.

If you have any questions, please contact the PL & FYE Library Conference Co-Chairs:

Brian Gray

Gail Reese

Reimagining the Academic Library

ACRL and CHOICE present:
Reimagining the Academic Library
With David W. Lewis

April 21, 2016
2:00 PM Eastern
1:00 PM Central
12:00 PM Mountain
11:00 AM Pacific


Libraries must change their practices and transform their role to maintain centrality in the evolving university environment. Forces confronting university libraries include the shift from print to digital documents, the evolving nature of the scholarly record, the economics of information, and the demographics of the profession. To adapt, libraries must consider the library as place and the retirement of print collections. They must develop the capacity to preserve digital content, reposition the library in the information marketplace, and define the library’s job in the age of the smart machine. This webinar presents concrete steps academic libraries should take to advance their place on campus.