Cultivating Entrepreneurship in Academic Libraries- ACRL/NY

Registration is Now Open!

ACRL/NY Annual Symposium “Cultivating Entrepreneurship in Academic Libraries”

Friday, December 7, 2011

Academic librarians are under tremendous pressure to adapt to changes in technology, declining budgets, “re-skilling,” and cultural or institutional expectations. Through necessity and ingenuity, some librarians are adapting by seeking out new opportunities for collaboration, innovation and creative service offerings that meet our users’ evolving needs with limited resources. At ACRL/NY’s 31st annual symposium, we will explore how academic librarians can actively promote risk-taking and develop an entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial approach to service.

Come join the conversation!

***Please visit the symposium web site and click on the ‘Registration’ tab to access the links to online registration credit card or PayPal.***

Pricing is as follows:

(Non-members: Save $10 on Symposium registration by becoming a member of ACRL/NY for 2012.

Current members: Renew your membership for 2012 now).

Symposium registration fees:

$100: ACRL/NY current member

$110: non-member

$50: Library school student or retiree

Requests for cancellations received in writing before November 30th, 2012 will be refunded in full. No cancellations will be accepted over the phone, and no refunds will be given for “no shows.” Requests for cancellation submitted after November 30th, 2012, will not be refunded. Substitutions may be submitted in writing until Wednesday, December 5th, 2012.

Membership fees:

Current member of ACRL national: $25

Non-member of ACRL national: $35

Library/information science student or Retiree: $10

Symposium Location:

The William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus Conference Center

Baruch College,


55 Lexington Avenue (at 24th Street) Room 14-220 (14th floor)

New York, NY

We hope to see you there!

CIP Symposium: Discuss today’s copyright concerns

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Join scholars and practitioners for the 2010 CIP Symposium.

Hybrid (c): Sustaining Culture in Copyright.
June 22-24, 2010.
Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC.

This three-day event offers panels, keynotes, and seminars for discussion about today’s copyright concerns and questions.


– KEYNOTE: WILLIAM PATRY, Senior Copyright Counsel, Google Inc.
– KEYNOTE: PETER JASZI, Professor, Washington College of Law, American University.
– GEORGIA HARPER, Scholarly Communications Advisor, University of Texas at Austin Libraries.
– MADELYN WESSEL, Associate General Counsel, University of Virginia.
– MARYBETH PETERS, United States Register of Copyrights.
– DAVID GREEN, Vice-President for Public Policy, NBC Universal’s Washington Government Relations Office.
– And many more…

View the AGENDA at Need a refresher or some concentrated study? Check out the Pre-conferences, but register early as these spots go fast.

Use your CIP membership for significant registration discounts.  Not a member yet? Join now at For registration and information, visit or call (240)684-2803.

Time is running out to register for 2008 Gaming Symposium


ALA TechSource, in collaboration with ACRL, ALCTS, ALSC, and LITA, invites you to join us for the Gaming, Learning, and Libraries Symposium, the year’s most exciting event devoted to gaming and literacy, research, accessibility, and more.

FREE! All attendees will receive a copy of the April 2008 Library Technology ReportsGaming and Libraries: Broadening the Intersections” by Jenny Levine! Plus chances to win great prizes!

Click here to learn more and to register.
Hurry—time is running out!

GLLS2008 Preliminary Program Available

Just a quick note that the preliminary program for the 2008 ALA TechSource Gaming, Learning, and Libraries Symposium is now available online. I’m excited about the program, because I think we’ve got some great tracks and sessions that will be valuable for anyone trying to implement gaming in their library or looking for ways to expand or enhance an existing program. Like last year, we’re going to push the boundaries of the connotations for “gaming” in libraries, in addition to answering your practical, “in the trenches” questions (legal issues, accessibility, cataloging, etc.).

Our keynote speakers continue last year’s tradition of addressing games & learning while also helping to make sense of today’s hot topics.

Fan favorites Chris Harris, Scott Nicholson, and Eli Neiburger will be back, too. Scott will give us a census update on the number of libraries offering gaming, while Eli will explain how to foster Civic Engagement through Gaming and give us a Pokemon Primer so that we can at least talk the talk with the players in our communities.

Brian Mayer will be joining us this year and with Chris and Scott, he’ll help us understand how modern boardgames are different than the ones we grew up with. Chris and Brian will also discuss their alignment of the AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner with boardgames and how librarians can use them to meet student learning needs. Plus, Paul Waelchli will present ideas for incorporating videogame strategies into reference and instruction services to interact with students in a more engaging way.

And that’s just the start – three days of sessions, open gaming (both boardgames and videogames), dine-arounds with experts, and all of the fun and learning you can handle. Attendance is limited to 350 people, so register now. I hope to see you there!

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Invitation to Brick & Click

***Register by October 17th***

Attend the 8th Annual “Brick and Click Libraries” Symposium November 7, 2008, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO

Benefits from attending:

1.  Stay on top of technology applications
2.  Learn about best academic library practices
3.  Meet other professionals
4.  Get good information to take home


Go to or call (660)562-1393.


National Community College Symposium

The U.S. Department of Education is sponsoring a National Community College Symposium to be held June 19, 2008, in Washington, D.C. The symposium was initiated by the Department’s Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) and will bring together academics, practitioners, and policy experts to hear, discuss and learn about key issues related to student transitions. Drawing from recent national community college initiatives, panelists will be asked to: 1) describe practices that appear to improve student transitions; 2) offer thoughtful views on what we need to know to validate and further refine these practices; and 3) propose strategies for building a more complete and valid understanding of practices that educators can use to improve student transitions. Registration is free of charge. If you are in the area and are interested in attending the symposium please contact Gisela Harkin,

If you would like to view the Symposium in real time on June 19, please click on between 9 am and 12:30 pm and 2 to 4:30 pm. Full video footage of the proceedings will be archived for later viewing, and a written summary of the proceedings will be posted on or before July 31. Please click on for updates and other useful links.

Symposium Live: face-to-face, online, and in Second Life!

Live from the UMUC Inn and Conference Center, the Center for Intellectual Property presents its Eighth Annual Symposium on copyright-face-to-face, online, and-this year-in-world in Second Life!

Copyright Monopoly: Playing the innovation game
May 28-30, 2008

For those who are interested in participating in this symposium, but are not able to travel to Adelphi, MD, the CIP is pleased to offer two online opportunities to attend the program and to participate in the discussions.

For the first time, you may now join this event in the Internet-based virtual world of Second Life.  Whether you are already active in Second Life or have never entered this online world, you may register to attend and to participate in this unique online program, which is being hosted in a secure academic virtual conference center.  What better way to explore this year’s symposium theme of playing the innovation game than to do so within the Second Life metaverse, an environment rich with innovation and creativity?

If you are interested in participating in this online offering of the symposium program but you are either technologically unable or would prefer not to do so via Second Life, you may still join us through our traditional webcast.  This live webcast stream is accessible either as an individual or with colleagues from your institution for a special group rate.

Register today for access to the CIP Symposium Simulcast:
* Individuals: $225 (Second Life simulcast or traditional webcast)
* Institutions: $575 (traditional webcast ONLY, for 3+ individuals from the same institution/organization)

Full details on the symposium and the simulcast, including registration, may be found at

2008 ALA TechSource Gaming, Learning, and Libraries Symposium

We’ve opened the Call for Presenters for the 2008 ALA TechSource Gaming, Learning, and Libraries Symposium which will take place on November 2-4, 2008, in the Chicago area. We’re capping the event at 350 people, and last year we sold out at 300, so sign up early when we open registration on Monday, May 12.

We’ve already got an exciting program shaping up. Our keynote speakers include:

We’re also going to have another open gaming night for video and board games, some hands-on workshops (and not for playing videogames), and much more. If you want to be part of the program, the deadline for submitting a proposal is June 15, 2008, so don’t tarry too long. Thank yous to ACRL, ALSC, and LITA for collaborating with TechSource on this year’s Symposium.

More on GLLS2008 as it develops, because we’re going to a new level with it this year!

[From The Shifted Librarian]

Early Bird for Copyright Symposium Extended to May 9th

Don’t let this year’s symposium pass you by:

(c) Monopoly: Playing the Innovation Game
Wednesday-Friday, May 28-30, 2008
UMUC Inn and Conference Center
Adelphi, Maryland

Although the default rules in U.S. copyright law encourage exclusive ownership and create a limited monopoly, today’s technological and cultural landscape encourages sharing and collaboration. The result is a high-stakes conflict between copyright law and culture, a conflict at the heart of discussion at the symposium. Presented by the Centre for Intellectual Property (CIP) at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC).

James Boyle, professor of law, Duke University School of Law, and co-founder of the Center for the Study of the Public Domain, will address attendees as the keynote speaker, as will Georgia Harper, the CIP’s noted Intellectual Property Scholar (2006-08) and scholarly communications advisor at University of Texas at Austin Libraries. For more speakers…

New this Year: “The Institute for Copyright Leadership and Management”- The Institute will help individuals or teams develop basic skills for effective leadership in copyright management while focusing on influencing skills and building strategic institutional partnerships and bridges. For more…

Full symposium details may be found at
Registration is available at

*Reminder* Early Registration for Copyright Symposium

Early registration deadlines are quickly approaching for the:

8th Annual Symposium
Copyright Monopoly: Playing the innovation game
May 28-30, 2008
in Metro Washington, D.C.

Keeping in line with this year’s theme, programming highlights include:

Meet Some of the Players: James Boyle, Georgia Harper, Gigi Sohn, Stuart Shieber, Pat Aufderheide,
Jon Orwant, William Carney, Kenneth Hamma, Larry Johnson, Patrick Ross, Lolly Gasaway, and many, many more!

Honing Your Skills: Check out one of the intensive pre-conferences: Public Domain & Fair Use or Copyright 101

The Hottest Game of the Season: Sign up for the new management track: Institute for Copyright & Leadership Management (ICLM)

Explore how the conflict between copyright law and culture affects higher education and your field of work, network with scholars and practitioners, and create best-practice documents for immediate implementation at your institution. We urge you to check out the website for more information on this year’s exciting events, including: “Game Night”, our Opening Night reception, focused roundtables & the “Re-mix Contest”.

To register for the 2008 Symposium see

We also encourage you to come early to participate in either a pre-conference course or the Institute for Copyright Leadership and Management (ILCM) track. The new focused ILCM track is designed to increase registrants’ capacity for change management and to lead copyright initiatives on their campuses. Please see the website for more details and fees.

Full details may be found at
Registration is available at