Library 2.0 Virtual Conference

Library 2.012 worldwide virtual conference, October 3 – 5, 2012.This free conference is being held online, in multiple time zones, over the course of two days (three actual calendar days when including all time zones).

To be kept informed of the latest conference news and updates, please 
join the Library 2.0 network. You do not need to join this network to attend, but doing so will also allow you to correspond with the presenters and other members, and to comment on sessions and discussions.


The Library 2.012 conference is a unique chance to participate in a global conversation on the current and future state of libraries. Subject strands include physical and virtual learning spaces, evolving professional roles in today’s world, organizing and creating information, changing delivery methods, user-centered access, and mobile and geo-social information environments. A full strand list is available 
Accepted presentations can be found HERE.

The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at San José State University ( is the founding conference sponsor.

ALCTS webinar: Accidents Happen: Protecting & Saving Family Treasures


ALCTS webinar: Accidents Happen: Protecting & Saving Family Treasures

Date: April 26, 2011 All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, noon Mountain, and 11am Pacific Time.

Description: Accidents and disasters happen. When it does are you prepared? Are your family treasures stored safely in your home or elsewhere? How do you save your photos when they’ve been submerged in flood water? What do you do if your books smell mildewy? What if your basement floods or worse? Attend this session to learn answers to these questions and more.

Kraft will provide tips and tools for checking out possible hazards around the house, dealing with mold and salvaging keepsakes, documenting damage for insurance purposes, and keeping your family safe.

Learning Outcomes:

– Steps to take in preparing for and responding to a disaster
– Basic understanding of dealing with mold
– Simple techniques for salvaging keepsakes
– Awareness of available disaster assistance

Audience: Anyone interested in learning about disaster preparation and response. Strategies discussed during the presentation can be applied to home, library, or business.

Presenter: Nancy E Kraft, Head of Preservation at the University of Iowa Libraries, is responsible for directing the preservation and conservation of the library collections at the University of Iowa. In 2009 she received the Midwest Archives Conference Presidents’ Award for her extraordinary work following the historic levels of flooding that struck Iowa in the summer of 2008. Kraft has assisted in many disaster recoveries, large and small, including the Iowa Floods of 1993 and 2008, the University of Iowa Old Capitol fire, the water soaked State Historical Society of Iowa building, and a mold outbreak in the Law Library’s rare book room. Her passion is assisting the individual to preserve his/her keepsakes.


Free. This is a complimentary webinar presented as part of the Preservation Week events. Watch for further announcements on additional complimentary webinars during Preservation Week.

To register, visit the GoToWebinar site:

For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or

Final Reminder: Free Webinars on 3/16: Strategy for Social Media and Digital Identity Management

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The Georgia Library Association is pleased to announce the March 2011 sessions of the newly retitled Carterette Series Webinars(formerly Wednesday Webinars). The series highlights trends, innovation, and best practices in Georgia Libraries. The webinars feature Georgia speakers, but registration is open to anyone, anywhere, so please forward this announcement to a friend. Topics are chosen to be of interest to employees of all library types, and each session is approved for one Georgia Continuing Education (CE) contact hour. Can’t make it to the live show? That’s okay–the sessions will be recorded and available on the CSW site for later viewing.

Strategy for Blogging and Social Networking
Presented by Casey Long and Sarah Steiner

Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 10:00am – 11:00am EASTERN TIME
Separate registration is required for each hour-long session.
Blogs and social networking tools enable libraries to market resources, educate users, and build community relationships. To be effective, however, libraries must have a content strategy, schedule, and guidelines. In this session you will learn about the strategic planning techniques two libraries – dramatically different in size and staff – are using to maximize the impact of these tools while minimizing the workload of generating quality content.

Branding and Influence: Establishing Your Digital Identity and Reputation
Presented by Robin Fay

Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 11:15am – 12:15pm EASTERN TIME
Separate registration is required for each hour-long session.

What is your library brand? Do you have one? What about your own brand? Do you “Google” yourself? How do you know if your social media presence is effective? Do you have digital credibility? We’ll explore tools to cultivate a digital identity, branding, and ways to evaluate social media effectiveness.

Iowa City, IA: OCLC and LYRASIS Present a Free Session: Moving Library Cooperation to Web Scale!


Moving Library Cooperation to Web Scale: A series of member discussions hosted by OCLC and LYRASIS

Free Event!

123 S. Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52245
Free and open to all; lunch will be provided

Moving Library Cooperation to Web Scale: A series of member discussions hosted by OCLC and LYRASIS

OCLC and LYRASIS present a FREE day-long program focused on current and future ways that network-level services will increase efficiency, improve productivity and streamline workflows.

In an effort to help member libraries streamline routine, yet critical services and therefore increase efficiencies and cost savings for member libraries, LYRASIS and OCLC have partnered to share Web-scale knowledge and experience with the library community.

The expanded OCLC and LYRASIS partnership builds on our long-standing commitment to deliver high-quality and innovative programming to our members. Through this partnership, we offer training, consulting services and educational events focused on preparing for OCLC Web-scale Management Services, including Data Readiness, Workflow Redesign and Organizational Consulting.

For more information, and to register for the Iowa City, IA event at Iowa City Public Library:

There are more face-to-face web scale events coming soon!

April 20, 2011: Kovens Conference Center, Florida International University, North Miami, FL
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

May 10, 2011: Library of Virginia, Richmond, VA
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

May 18, 2011: Denver Public Library, Denver, CO
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Mountain Time

June 23, 2011: The Historic New Orleans Collection, Williams Research Center, New Orleans, LA
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

For more information, or to see previous materials/presentation from this series:

ALCTS E-forum: Open Access Initiatives in Scholarly Communications


Open Access Initiatives in Scholarly Communications: Getting your University on Board

February 16-17, 2011

Hosted by Adrian Ho and Sarah Shreeves

Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!
Registration information is at the end of the message.

Each day, sessions begin and end at:
Pacific: 7am – 3pm
Mountain: 8am – 4pm
Central: 9am – 5pm
Eastern: 10am – 6pm

Libraries have used various strategies to engage with faculty, students, and administrators around changes in the scholarly communication system. Open access (OA) has become a popular topic and different initiatives are built around it.  These include launching institutional repositories, creating OA publishing funds, working with faculty and administrators to institute OA policies, and developing new OA journals in collaboration with scholars and students.  How do these initiatives relate to libraries’ mission and future roles in higher education?  What strategies are used to implement these initiatives and how well have they worked?  This ALCTS e-Forum will explore both how and why libraries have chosen to invest resources to support OA initiatives.  It will also examine what strategies have been used and how successful they have been.  All are welcome to join us to review and discuss what has been accomplished in libraries’ OA endeavors.

Adrian Ho is Scholarly Communication Librarian at The University of Western Ontario.  With assistance of his colleagues, he networks with different constituents on campus to explore avenues to open up scholarly content for broader access.  Before landing in London, Ontario for his current job, Adrian worked in collection development and public services at different institutions in the U.S. and Canada.

Sarah Shreeves is currently the Coordinator for the Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship (IDEALS), a set of services and collections supporting scholarly communication (including the institutional repository) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is also the Coordinator for the Scholarly Commons, a space for expert, interdisciplinary research support services and open workshops for faculty and graduate students to develop skills in areas such as digital content creation, e-learning and teaching, working with digital repositories, curation of research data, understanding copyright issues and author rights, and working with geospatial and numeric data.

*What is an e-forum?*
An ALCTS e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate with other participants through an email discussion. Most e-forums last two to three days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it’s free. See a list of upcoming e-forums at:

*To register:*
Instructions for registration are available at: Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the email list. Participation is free and open to anyone.

Diderot Goes Digital Why Authority, Comprehensibility, and Utility in Reference Sources Still Matter

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In an environment that offers many opportunities to acquire free digital information, what is a reference publisher like World Book doing to ensure that its content is authoritative, comprehensible, and useful? Why do these characteristics still matter?

In this hour-long Booklist webinar, World Book’s Editor-in Chief, Paul Kobasa, explains how World Book has progressed from an annual publishing cycle to a daily cycle while maintaining its exceptional editorial standards. He will suggest that World Book and libraries are invested in a parallel effort to provide access to reference material and to ensure the material is both credible and creditable. Kobasa will be joined in the webinar by other members of the World Book editorial staff. World Book is the publisher of theWorld Book Encyclopedia and World Book Web.

Reserve your seat today!*This webinar will be archived and e-mailed to all registrants. If you cannot attend the live presentation, you should still register for the webinar in order to be notified when the archive is available for viewing.

*As a webinar registrant, you will receive follow-up correspondence from Booklist publications and may receive other special offers from our sponsors.

Tuesday, March 1

2:00 PM Eastern
1:00 PM Central
12:00 PM Mountain
11:00 AM Pacific

Learn aboutBooklist’s upcoming webinars


ALCTS webinar: RDA Ask-the Experts on February 17, 2011


RDA Ask-the-Experts Webinar

Date: Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 2:00 pm Eastern, 1:00 pm Central, 12:00 pm Mountain, 11:00 am Pacific. The webinar will last 75 minutes.

Description: You may have attended RDA webinars and programs, or followed discussions about RDA on lists and blogs, but you still have questions. ALCTS is holding a free webinar with RDA testers and experts to provide some answers.

The survey to collect questions was closed on January 25, 2011. The questions have been collated and submitted to our experts, who will try to answer as many of them as they can in the available time.

Who are the Experts?

Linda Gabel, OCLC
Erin Stalberg, North Carolina State University
Trina Grover, Ryerson University, Toronto
Kathryn La Barre, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, GSLIS


How do you attend? Sign up here. The webinar is free.

For questions about registration, contact Tom Ferren, ALA Senior Registration Coordinator at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4293 or For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager.