Library Test Kitchen Open House

When: Friday, December 13, 2013, 4pm - 6pm
Where: Loeb Library, Harvard University, Cambridge MA


Join us to explore student projects and talk libraries!

About Library Test Kitchen
We're an Advanced Seminar in the Harvard Graduate School of Design. We have a working budget, a defined client, and a desire to play a role in the shaping of library space and programming. And if all goes according to plan, the machines on display and others will be packed into a Sprinter van and driven down to SXSW Interactive this March to catalyze conversation.

See you soon!
www.librarytestkitchen.org

Massachusetts Library System Job Hunting Webinar

When: Friday, December 13, 2013, 1 - 2pm

The Massachusetts Library System will be hosting a webinar presentation by Naomi House, publisher, editor, and founder of the popular library jobs site INALJ.com (I need a library job), on Friday, 12/13/13, from 1-2pm:

Mining Massachusetts: a toolkit for librarian/info pro job seekers and their employers

Finding the right job is much like finding the right employee for your position, but when faced with either of these daunting tasks, it can be easy to forget that both sides are on the same team. And when you are on the same team, you strategize differently. Naomi will share strategies for both job-seekers and employers, so whether you're looking for tips about how to answer a job ad or how to write one, this session is for you!

Once you have a better understanding of where you stand, Naomi will also share a toolkit filled with Massachusetts-focused job hunting online resources, as well as national sites everyone should follow, because you can't begin to mine if you don't know where to mine.

This event is free. Register online to participate.

Creating Community with Digital Collections: A Conversation about Curation and the Public Good

When: Friday, December 13, 2013, 9:30am - 12pm
Where: Sophia Gordon Hall, Tufts University, Medford MA


The ACRL New England Chapter Collection Development Interest Group is pleased to announce its fall program: "Creating Community with Digital Collections: A Conversation about Curation and the Public Good."

When: Friday, December 13, 2013, 9:30am-12pm

Where: Sophia Gordon Hall, Tufts University, Medford, MA (campus map)

"Creating Community with Digital Collections: A Conversation about Curation and the Public Good" will highlight two digital collections designed and created to engage community.

The featured panelists are:
· Dan Cohen, Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America,

· Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, co-director of the NULab and co-founder, Our Marathon Archive at Northeastern University, and

· Michael Leach, moderator, Head of Collection Development, Cabot Science Library, Harvard University, and adjunct instructor of collection development at Simmons


To Register:
https://cdigdec2013.eventbrite.com

Please direct any questions to CDIG co-chairs, Martha Kelehan (Martha.kelehan@tufts.edu) and Susan Raidy-Klein (sraidyklein@umassd.edu). For more information about ACRL NEC, visit http://acrlnec.org/.

Women's Leadership Institute hosted by the American Association of Research Libraries, December 3-6, 2013

When: Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Where: Amelia Island, FL


ACRL is excited to once again collaborate with other higher education associations on the 2013 Women's Leadership Institute. Be a part of a special program for women seeking to become leaders in higher education administration and student affairs. Co-produced by several higher education associations, this unique program will bring together administrators from across campus functions.

Learning Outcomes Include:

A stronger community of practice among women in the college and university environment
Personal and professional growth through reflection and both general and concurrent sessions
Team-building and leadership development
Empowerment for women to pursue higher level positions in their respective fields
Presentations, structured wellness time, and small group discussions will emphasize problem solving strategies for college and university leaders.

What You Will Learn:

To effectively utilize key leadership skills: negotiation, communication, introducing and managing change, developing yourself and others, and creating effective work environment
To develop your greatest strengths and talents through a highly regarded personal assessment tool
To recognize and appreciate the roles, responsibilities, and perspectives of a broad range of higher education professionals
To build relationships and improve goal achievement when working with people from across campus
To help your institution respond successfully to the unique challenges of today


Who Should Participate:

The program is designed for women who aspire to become senior leaders in higher education. Current responsibilities should include administrative functions that regularly require decision making that affects departmental operations and involves other important relationships on campus.

Complete details are available online.

37th Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, November 15-17, 2013

When: Friday, November 15, 2013
Where: Hynes Convention Center, Boston MA


The Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair will return to the Hynes Convention Center in Boston's beautiful Back Bay, November 15-17, 2013. The offerings are wide and diverse from over 120 dealers from the United States, England, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Australia and The Netherlands who will exhibit and sell rare, collectible and antiquarian books, illuminated manuscripts, autographs, maps, atlases, modern first editions, photographs, and fine and decorative prints.

Visit http://bostonbookfair.com/ for more information.

AASL 16th National Conference & Exhibition: Rising to the Challenge, November 14-17, 2013

When: Thursday, November 14, 2013
Where: Hartford CT


The American Association of School Librarians national conference is the only national conference dedicated solely to the needs of school librarians and their roles as educational leaders. The 16th National Conference & Exhibition, "Rising to the Challenge," taking place Nov. 14—17, 2013, in Hartford, Conn., will feature preconference workshops, concurrent sessions and an exhibition featuring companies relevant to the school library profession.

Visit http://national.aasl.org/ to learn more!

Who Cares: Why Museums Are Needed Now More Than Ever, 95th Annual NEMA Conference, November 13-15, 2013

When: Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Where: Newport, Rhode Island


Behind the question "Who cares?" lies the fundamental struggle challenging today's museums to stay relevant in an evolving, revolving, revolutionary world. How do we deliver the "authentic" experiences the public craves as an alternative to the virtual, electronic worlds of mass entertainment? Who is our audience in an increasingly diverse community? What do we have to do understand and connect to those audiences? Where are communities headed if they don't have vibrant museums in their midst? Most important, why do museums have value at all?

These are the important questions we'll be raising at the 95th Annual NEMA Conference in Newport, Rhode Island. Fueled by the theme "Who Cares? Why Museums Are Needed Now More Than Ever" (which you and your colleagues crowdsourced at the 2012 conference), the museum field will descend on Newport with more ideas, interactivity, and inspiration than ever before. It's your chance to add your voice to the debate about who cares about museums and the roles we play in society. Make plans to attend and help us find the answer to "Who cares?"

Sharpen your skills with practical ideas and useful how-to tips from top museum experts. Meet key colleagues and expand your professional network. Share your opinion in lively discussions with museums big and small. The NEMA Conference is the place to build your museum career. Move fast, though -- our Early Bird registration deadline is October 4. Register now for the best rates at nemanet.org/conf13!

2013 Boston Anarchist Bookfair

When: Sunday, November 10, 2013
Where: Linda Paresky Center, Simmons College, Boston MA

 NOVEMBER 10-11, 2013

 

Anarchist bookfairs are about celebrating and exploring anarchist ideas with, workshops, films, and conversations. Bookfairs aim to bring together people from far and wide, as well as local community residents and activists.

The Boston Anarchist Bookfair hopes to bring together people struggling to destroy racism, classism, transphobia, capitalism, homophobia, ageism, ableism, wage slavery and all other forms of oppression.

For more information please visit: http://bostonanarchistbookfair.org/.

NEA Boston Fall 2013 Social Event!

When: Monday, November 4, 2013, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Where: Park Restaurant and Bar, 59 JFK Street, Cambridge MA


Come chat with fellow members, network a bit, recap the Symposium, or take a break from studying!

The Details:
Monday, November 4, 2013
5:30-7:30pm
Park Restaurant and Bar
http://www.parkcambridge.com/
59 JFK Street
Harvard Square
Cambridge MA 02138

Location:
Here is a map!
goo.gl/zS3DHa

Free Parking:
Harvard Square Parking Garage (with validation from Park Restaurant and Bar)
goo.gl/TswGd0



Mass Transportation:
Nearest MBTA Subway Stop: Harvard Square (Red line)
Nearest MBTA Bus lines: 1, 66, 68, 69, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 77, 78, 86, 96

Fine Print:
NEA buys the appetizers and snacks - you buy your drinks!

The Foundation for Children's Books Half-Day Conference: What's New In Children's Books?

When: Saturday, November 2, 2013, 8:30 am — 12:30 pm
Where: Ferry Administration Building, Pine Manor College, Brookline MA


Join us at our November half-day conference to find out What's New in Children's Books for Fall 2013! Program highlights include a discussion by Christian Porter, librarian at the Park School, and Terri Schmitz, owner of the Children's Book Shop, on their favorite new books for fall 2013. Attendees will also enjoy book sales and author signings, as well as coffee and refreshments.

Visit http://thefcb.org to register

Special Libraries Career Profiles: The Role of Information Professionals in Business Development and Marketing

When: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 6 pm
Where: Concourse Level, Room CO6, Boston Public Library


The New England Chapter of the Special Libraries Association presents a panel discussion as part of their Career Profile series. This discussion will feature research professionals working with the
Boston-based economic consulting firm Analysis Group, Inc.

This 3-person team of full-time researchers work within the company's
Marketing Department, providing business development, legal, marketing, and business research support. They will be joined in the discussion by another Marketing colleague who supports the company's direct marketing efforts through research and list building, and by a part-time legal research specialist.

The moderated conversation will focus on team members' career paths, how they use their library skills outside the traditional library setting, and how they strive to remain relevant in an evolving market and a growing company. Ample time will be provided for a question and
answer period.

Speakers: Victoria Hopcroft, John Aubrey, Rosemary Zankiw, Catherine Boothby, and Mary Liz Brenninkmeyer
Moderator: Devon McArdle, President, SLA New England

Attendees are advised to enter at 700 Boylston Street and take the stairs or elevator down one floor to the Concourse level. The conference rooms will be on the right.

Here is the BPL Floor Plan showing the room and directions to the BPL Central Library.

A social opportunity will take place afterward, for those interested.

In accordance with the Boston Public Library policy, this event is free and open to the public. However, in order to have a sense of numbers if you plan to attend, please register by Monday Oct 28th:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5SNWNQS

 

Diversity is More Than a Word: Honoring Values and Embracing Differences in Educational Practice

When: Monday, October 28, 2013, 2:00 pm
Where: Linda K. Paresky Center, Simmons College


Because we hear the word, "diversity," so often, in some ways we no longer hear it or we have stopped assigning real meaning to it. A myriad of diversity issues still abound, however, and several of them, seen and unseen, warrant examination, particularly in education. This talk will explore diversity issues in the classroom itself but will also extend beyond to the curriculum, syllabus, advising and mentoring, etc -- how do they reflect diversity and why is it important for them to do so? The CET invites the entire Simmons community to join us for what promises to be a fascinating, interactive, thought-provoking event.

New England Archivists Fall 2013 Symposium: Giving Color to Ideas

When: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 1-5 pm
Where: Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Lewis-Sebring Commons
Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts
Saturday, October 26, 2013 1:00pm — 5:00pm

New England Archivists' Fall 2013 Symposium will focus on innovative thinking in the field of archives. The goal of this event is to inspire and challenge attendees, push the boundaries of current archival thought, and provide a forum for present and future dialog by illustrating ideas and ‘what-if' scenarios that have yet to be explored by archivists in the New England region. The symposium will feature a plenary talk by Jeffrey Schnapp (Harvard University), noted thinker in the realm of digital humanities; rounds of short presentations by NEA members; and robust moderated discussion of topics and ideas led by Jill Snyder (NARA) and Giordana Mecagni (Northeastern University). Tours of local repositories will be available in the morning. We hope you will join us for this spirited event!

Registration for this event will begin on or around September 16, 2013, and must be limited to 150 attendees.

For details about the symposium, visit the NEA meeting page:

New England Archivists Fall 2013 Symposium: Giving Color to Ideas

When: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 1 - 5 pm
Where: Amherst College, Amherst, MA


New England Archivists Fall 2013 Symposium
Giving Color to Ideas
Lewis-Sebring Commons
Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts
Saturday, October 26, 2013
1:00pm — 5:00pm

New England Archivists' Fall 2013 Symposium will focus on innovative thinking in the field of archives. The goal of this event is to inspire and challenge attendees, push the boundaries of current archival thought, and provide a forum for present and future dialog by illustrating ideas and ‘what-if' scenarios that have yet to be explored by archivists in the New England region. The symposium will feature a plenary talk by Jeffrey Schnapp (Harvard University), noted thinker in the realm of digital humanities; rounds of short presentations by NEA members; and robust moderated discussion of topics and ideas led by Jill Snyder (NARA) and Giordana Mecagni (Northeastern University). Tours of local repositories will be available in the morning. We hope you will join us for this spirited event!

Registration for this event will begin on or around September 16, 2013, and must be limited to 150 attendees.

For details about the symposium, visit the NEA meeting page: https://www.newenglandarchivists.org/meetings/meetings.html

Call for Presentation Proposals, New England Archivists Fall 2013 Symposium

When: Saturday, October 26, 2013
Where: Amherst College, Amherst, MA

New England Archivists Fall 2013 Symposium: Giving Color to Ideas

Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Symposium Focus: Big Ideas in the Archival Profession

http://newenglandarchivists.org/meetings/meetings.html

The New England Archivists Fall 2013 Program Committee calls for presentation proposals for the Fall 2013 symposium. This symposium inaugurates a two-year trial period during which NEA will host half-day gatherings in the fall and three-day conferences in the spring. It will feature a plenary talk by Jeffrey Schnapp, noted thinker in the realm of digital humanities.

In keeping with the symposium's focus on innovative thinking in our field, the program committee invites you to submit a presentation proposal illustrating a new, innovative idea, or a "what if" scenario. We encourage topics that impact the profession as a whole, subjects that inspire you, or ideas that have yet to be explored by archivists in the New England region. This is your chance to push the boundaries of current archival thought, challenge your colleagues to think in new ways, and start a dialogue around your idea.

Presentations will be grouped together, followed by a moderated discussion between presenters and attendees. Presentations must be no longer than seven minutes and must be in one of the following formats:

Submissions should include the following elements:

  1. working title of your presentation;
  2. brief description of the topic;
  3. name and contact information of the participant(s); and
  4. presentation format.

Please submit your proposals by Friday , July 5, 2013, to Abigail Cramer and Amanda Strauss with the subject line NEA Fall 2013 Presentation Proposal (abigail.cramer@gmail.com, amanda_strauss@radcliffe.harvard.edu).

https://www.newenglandarchivists.org/meetings/meetings.html

Digital Media Conference: Freedom & Unfreedom in the Digital Age, October 25-27, 2013

When: Friday, October 25, 2013, 5:30 pm
Where: Lesley University, Cambridge, MA


The third Digital Media Conference - Freedom & Unfreedom in the Digital Age - will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the broad public including creators, techies, and organizers from the perspective of community-based organizations, trade unions, and grassroots movements. The conference features both "hands-on, how-to" workshops for beginners and experts and "big-picture" conversations about technology, civil liberties, mass incarceration, democracy and movement building.

Programming is centered on Saturday, October 26, 2013 but begins on Friday evening, October 25, and runs through early afternoon on Sunday, October 27th. Reach the conference organizers at 888-400-1225 or send an e-mail to info [AT] digitalmediaconference [dot] org.

 Please note: conference registration is $35 or $10 student/low income. If you do not complete payment in Registration - Step 2, you are not considered registered for the conference.

 

 

DPLAfest, October 24-25, 2013

When: Thursday, October 24, 2013
Where: Boston Public Library (Copley Square); Northeastern University and Simmons College



DPLAfest 2013 — a two-day series of events free and open to the public that will bring together librarians, archivists, and museum professionals, developers and technologists, publishers and authors, teachers and students, and many others to Boston, MA to celebrate the Digital Public Library of America's successful April 2013 launch.

Visit http://dp.la/info/get-involved/events/dplafest2013/ for more information.

LibraryBabes and StudMuffins of Library Science Meeting

When: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Where: Congregational Library, 14 Beacon St, Boston MA


LibraryBabes and StudMuffins of Library Science is a social and professional group for Boston area librarians, information scientists and students. Our next meeting will be a brown bag lunch on October 22nd at the Congregational Library in Downtown Boston. We will be treated to a brief tour of this beautiful building and amazing historical collection.

The October meeting will be a brown bag lunch at the Congregational Library in Boston on Tuesday October 22nd from 12:00pm to 1:30pm. We hope you can attend.

* Do you miss talking big ideas in the library school student lounge?

* Do you have wisdom about libraryland you would like to pass along?

* Do you need advice about how to how to provide fabulous user experience, how to buy a catalog, how to train staff, how to find work?

* Do you have a cool program or strategy you'd like to share with other librarians in a friendly and informal setting and get some feedback?

* Do you have a thorny problem in your library you want help with?

* Do you long to gab with other librarians about the field?

If so, have we got a group for you!

LibraryBabes and StudMuffins of Library Science is a community based, volunteer run social, professional and discussion group for library and information scientists and students. We meet monthly in local restaurants and in local libraries. We chat, share tips, share wisdom, ask for advice, get to know other librarians and library students, and generally have a fun social time. We have a sister group, Boston TechnoBabes, for women in non-profit technology. Want to do a short presentation, facilitate a sparkling discussion and dazzle us with your brilliance? - just ask.

We will meet in October at the Congregational Library in Downtown Boston. There is excellent subway and bus access but parking is scarce. LibraryBabes recommends parking your car at a T stop near you and taking the subway. This meeting is a brown bag lunch. Lunch will NOT be provided and we are NOT in a restaurant this month. Please bring a luscious homemade lunch, grab takeout and bring it with you, or snag a yoghurt.

Please let us know if you can attend. RSVP very much appreciated. Please take that one minute to let us know you will be joining us.

If you wish to be removed from our list, just ask. If you know someone who might want to be added, please send us their name. Please put LibraryBabes in the subject heading. Please do not post or forward to groups or social media electronically without asking first. Thanks.

What?
* LibraryBabes and StudMuffins of Library Science

When?
* Tuesday October 22, 2013
* 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Where?
* Congregational Library
* 14 Beacon St
* Boston, MA 02108
* 617-523-0470
* http://www.congregationallibrary.org/

Directions

Researchers are strongly advised to use public transportation. Those visitors who do intend to drive in are welcome to call the library if parking information or directions are needed. The nearest MBTA stop is Park Street Station, at the intersection of the Red Line and Green Line. Upon exiting Park Street Station, turn left and walk up Park Street, toward the Massachusetts State House. Turn right on Beacon Street. The library is located on the second floor of 14 Beacon Street. It is less than a five-minute walk from the corner of Park Street."

How do I get there by T?
* Red Line or Green Line to Park Street

Where can I park?
* Parking in downtown Boston is scarce and expensive. The Congregational Library and LibraryBabes strongly recommends leaving your car at a T stop elsewhere and taking the subway to Park Street.

How do I RSVP?
* refdesk@world.std.com

Do I have to RSVP?
* yes, please - let us know by by Friday October 18th

Open Access to Mass History: Wikipedia edit-a-thon, October 21-25, 2013

When: Monday, October 21, 2013
Where: Various Locations


We are excited to announce Open Access to Mass History, a week-long Wikipedia edit-a-thon hosted by six cultural heritage organizations in Massachusetts during Open Access Week (October 21-25, 2013).

No Wikipedia editing experience is necessary and both in-person and virtual participants are welcome! The edit-a-thons include a Wikipedia editing tutorial by a seasoned Wikipedian. You will also be treated to behind-the-scenes tours of the host institutions.

For more information and to sign up with one of the host institutions, see the event page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Loves_Libraries/Open_Access_to_Mass_History_Week#For_Participants


The list of host institutions and the focus of each event is as follows:

Tuesday, 10/22
9am - 2pm
Center for the History of Medicine
Countway Library, Harvard Medical School
Focus: History of Medicine

Tuesday, 10/22
2pm - 6:30pm
Massachusetts Historical Society
Focus: Philanthropists and 19th c. Boston

Wednesday, 10/23
12pm - 5pm
Snell Library, Northeastern University
Focus: Social Justice History in Boston

Wednesday, 10/23
12pm - 5pm
Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University
Focus: Massachusetts Women's History

Wednesday, 10/23
5pm - 9pm
Cambridge Public Library
Focus: Cambridge Local History

Thursday, 10/24
9am - 2pm
Whittemore Library, Framingham State University
Focus: Massachusetts Education and Normal Schools

Open Access Week at UMass Amherst, October 21-25!

When: Monday, October 21, 2013
Where: Du Bois Library, UMass Amherst

Open Access Week, a global event in its seventh year, will be held from October 21 to October 25 this year. As part of the 2013 Open Access Week, the UMass Amherst Libraries will host a series of events relevant to open access, copyright and fair use, data sharing, electronic theses and dissertations, sustainability, and will celebrate their publishing services for open access journals and conferences. All events are free and open to the public. The full schedule is available at http://scholarworks.umass.edu/oa/2013/.

Monday, October 21: Open Access Week Kickoff Webcast
Open Access: Redefining Impact
University Libraries Office of Scholarly Communication
Place: Du Bois Library, Room 1620
Time: 3:00-4:00pm

Tuesday, October 22
Publishing Your Dissertations: Open Access / Embargo / Other Options? What's In Your Best Interest?
Panel discussion: Brian Ogilvie, Laura Quilter, Bruce Wilcox, Graduate student from History Department
Place: Herter Hall, Room 601
Time: 4:00—5:30pm

Wednesday, October 23
Open Access, Copyright, and Fair Use for Theses and Dissertations
Meghan Bergin & Laura Quilter
Place: Du Bois Library, Room 1320
Time: 12:00-1:30 pm
RSVP to mbanach@library.umass.edu by October 19th

Wednesday, October 23
Sustainability Resources Workshop
Madeleine Charney
Place: Du Bois Library, Room 2601
Time: 2:00-3:00pm

Thursday, October 24
Open Access Information Fair
Laura Quilter
Place: Du Bois Library, Lower Level
Time: 1:00—3:00pm

Friday, October 25
Data Sharing and Data Access and Re-use Panel
University Libraries Data Working Group: Maxine Schmidt (Chair)
Place: Du Bois Library, Room 2601
Time: Noon-1:00pm

Friday, October 25
Celebrating Open Access Journals and Conferences
University Libraries Office of Scholarly Communication: Marilyn Billings
Place: Du Bois Library, Room 2601
Time: 1:30-2:30pm

 

 

New England Library Association 2013 Conference

When: Sunday, October 20, 2013
Where: Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland ME

Please join the New England Library Association at its Annual Conference October 20-22, 2013, at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, ME. This year's conference, in association with the Maine Library Association, offers educational, networking and social opportunities for veteran librarians and library students alike. It is a great way to meet librarians from throughout New England. Sunday's schedule features the program "What Employers Really Want," offering job searchers insight into the skills employers seek in candidates for academic and public library positions. You can find conference information on the NELA website.

The New England Library Association, celebrating 50 years, is a membership organization for library staff and supporters in the six New England States: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. It was incorporated in 1963 to provide a forum for library workers to come together, exchange ideas, and share concerns. NELA offers many educational opportunities for library staff. If you are not a member of NELA, please consider joining today. Members receive reduced rates at the conference.

Feel free to contact Deb Hoadley, Vice President and Conference Chair at vicepresident@nela1.org with questions about the conference, or at membership@nela1.org with membership questions.

Fall Meeting for the New England Chapter of the American Society for Indexing

When: Saturday, October 19, 2013
Where: Theology and Ministry Library, Boston College. 117 Lake Street, Brighton MA


NEASI Fall 2013 Meeting


Boston College
Theology and Ministry Library
117 Lake Street, Brighton, MA 02135
(Directions to the library)



10:30: Dave Ream, Leverage Technologies: "The Index Spec for the EPUC3 eBook Publishing Standard"

12:30-2:00 Lunch at area restaurants

2:00: Rebecca Springer, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: "Digital Indexing of Cookbooks: Case Examples"




Cost: $25 for NEASI and ASI members; $15 for students.

Pre-registration forms and electronic payment via paypal may be sent to: newenglandasi@gmail.com

Payment via cash and check will be accepted at the door.

Click here to pre-register for the NEASI Fall 2013 Meeting.

Dartmouth College October Conference for New England Academic Librarians: Making Connections & Cultivating Community

When: Friday, October 18, 2013, 8:15 am - 3:30 pm
Where: Alumni Hall, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH

This year's conference focuses on the collaborative role that academic libraries can play within their communities. Presentations will include examples of library-IT collaborations, libraries that work with young people in the community, multi-type library collaborations, projects in which librarians and faculty work together, a town-gown event, and more. See the program for details.

Location: Alumni Hall in the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College

Registration fee: $85 (includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch)

Please register early to avoid disappointment; attendance is capped at 120.

To register and for more information, including the program, please visit the conference web site at http://www.dartmouth.edu/~biomed/octcon2013/ .

If you have a question about registration, please contact Peggy Sleeth at Margaret.K.Sleeth@Dartmouth.EDU or 603-650-1635.

ARLIS/ NA New England Chapter Fall Meeting

When: Friday, October 18, 2013, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Where: Claire T. Carney Library, UMASS Dartmouth


Please join us for the ARLIS/ NA New England Chapter's Fall meeting on Friday, October 18th at the Claire T. Carney Library at UMass Dartmouth. The Library has recently undergone a major renovation and expansion project, which was recently highlighted in the September/ October 2013 issue of American Libraries. The agenda for the day is below.

9:30am — 10:15am — Coffee and greetings
10:30am — 11:15am — Chapter business meeting
11:30am — 12pm — Presentation on UMass Dartmouth's Brutalist campus architecture by Anna Dempsey, Associate Professor of Art History
12:00pm — 12:30pm — Tour of the renovated Claire T. Carney Library
12:30pm — 1:30pm — Lunch on Campus (the cost for lunch will be $10)

Directions to UMass Dartmouth can be found on their website: http://www.umassd.edu/directions/. The closest parking lots to the Library are 13 and 14. Parking permits will be emailed to attendees.

Please RSVP to Whitney Vitale if you will be attending the meeting and let her know if you will be staying for lunch.

First Call for Proposals! (And save the date!!)

When: Friday, October 18, 2013
Where: Dartmouth College, Hanover NH

Dartmouth Library's October Conference is seeking proposals for its seventeenth annual meeting, "Making Connections and Cultivating Community." The day-long event is scheduled for Friday, October 18, 2013, and will be held at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire (an easy two-hour drive from Boston, Springfield, and many other New England locations).

This year's conference will emphasize the collaborative role that academic libraries can play within their communities. Do you have a story to tell about your library in community? If so, send us a proposal! Examples might include, but are not limited to, establishing interdepartmental or interdisciplinary alliances on campus, fostering partnerships between public and academic libraries, engaging with civic organizations, or making new or non-traditional connections. We're interested in hearing from academic libraries of all types — community, 4-year, universities, private, public, large, and small.

Proposals should include:

  • A brief description, including how you see it fitting in with the overall focus of the conference this year.
  • How much time you'll need (typically 15-30 minutes).
  • Contact information for all speakers (e-mail and phone number).

The programs for previous October Conferences are available here.

Please e-mail your proposal to Peggy Sleeth at margaret.k.sleeth@dartmouth.edu by June 30, 2013.

Reading and Presentation by Marjane Satrapi

When: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 6:30 pm
Where: Main College Building, Linda K. Paresky Conference Center, 3rd floor


Marjane Satrapi, born in Iran and now a resident of Paris, is best known for her autobiographical graphic novel Persepolis, which also debuted as a film in 2007.

Satrapi's story is a dramatic coming of age narrative, set in Iran in the 1970s and 80s. Told in "comic book" format, it is both visually and linguistically rich. The novel won four major prizes after it was published in France and was listed as one of the "Best Books of the Decade" by the Times of London. The film, which Satrapi directed, won the Jury Prize at the Cannes FIlm Festival and 15 other international prizes.

Please note, seating will be limited to 250.

Boston Book Festival, October 17-19, 2013

When: Thursday, October 17, 2013
Where: Copley Square, Boston MA


The Boston Book Festival celebrates the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire by holding year-round events culminating in an annual, free Festival that promotes a culture of reading and ideas and enhances the vibrancy of our city.

Whatever your age or your interests, BBF 2013 has something for you! Attend terrific sessions with world-class presenters, enjoy a performance at the Berklee Stage, try your hand at a workshop or Writer Idol, meet costumed characters, or just take in the lively street fair!

Visit http://www.bostonbookfest.org/ for more information.

Our Stories. Our Strength. Our Marathon: Six-Month Anniversary Exhibit

When: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 1pm - 8pm
Where: The Hub at Snell Library, Northeastern University, Boston MA


When: Tuesday, October 15th, 2013, 1pm-8pm
Where: The Hub at Snell Library (1st floor)
Free and open to the public

Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive
Facebook Event Invitation
Twitter: @OurMarathon

On Tuesday, October 15th, Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive will mark the six-month anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings with a special exhibit on the first floor of Northeastern University's Snell Library. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Our Marathon is a crowd-sourced digital archive of stories, photos, video, and social media related to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and its aftermath. The exhibit will highlight some of the thousands of submissions Our Marathon has received since May of 2013. Members of the Our Marathon team will be on hand to help visitors share their stories with our digital archive. We will also have a room reserved for people who would like to share their stories on film.

In addition to highlighting the digital items gathered by Our Marathon, our exhibit will also display several physical artifacts from the 2013 Boston Marathon and its aftermath, items graciously donated to us by The Boston City Archives and The Boston Medical Center.

No story is too small for Our Marathon. October 15th will be a day for many of us to reflect on where we were on April 15th, 2013, and where we are now, six months later. We believe that sharing stories from survivors, families, witnesses, visitors to the city, and everyone around the world touched by the event will speed the healing process. We also believe that a digital archive of these stories will preserve these stories for future generations, allowing them to see how so many of us experienced the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.

Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive is a project of Northeastern University's NULab for Maps, Texts, and Networks. Our partners include WBUR: Boston's NPR News Station, Channel 5 Boston (WCVB-TV), and The Boston Globe's Globe Lab, as well as institutions including The Digital Public Library of America and The Internet Archive.

For additional information, please visit
www.northeastern.edu/marathon or e-mail marathon@neu.edu.

Here Comes the Bookmobile: How Mobile Libraries Made America

When: Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 3:30pm
Where: Thompson Room, The Humanities Center at Harvard University, Cambridge MA


Derek Attig, a Ph.D. candidate in History at the University of Illinois, will tell the story of the bookmobile as a tool for imagining, building, and contesting community in the twentieth-century United States. He will explore the peculiar history of the bookmobile in the United States, from the traveling libraries of the 1890s to the digital bookmobiles of today, and pay particular attention to how books on the move prompted librarians and patrons alike to rethink what it meant to be American.

New York Archives Week Symposium: Disaster Planning for Archives and their Communities

When: Monday, October 7, 2013, 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Where: Center for Jewish History, New York, NY

Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (ART)
Disaster Planning for Archives and Their Communities


As we approach the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, train service has been restored to the Rockaways and City beaches have opened for the summer, however many archives, libraries, museums and homes have only just begun to get back to "normal" and others are still a long way away. In the spirit of Archives Week it is appropriate to take time to look back at what happened, what went wrong, what went right, and what can be done differently next time.

The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, in conjunction with the Center for Jewish History, is organizing a one-day symposium with the aim of bringing together archivists, records managers, librarians, museum professionals, emergency responders, disaster recovery professionals, volunteers and the general public to address how professional and citizen archivists as well as related professionals can both better protect their collections from disaster and also become a resource for the larger community in disaster situations.

Visit http://www.nycarchivists.org/Default.aspx?pageId=1131756&eventId=737247&EventViewMode=EventDetails for more details.

Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium: Building Character

When: Saturday, October 5, 2013, 8:30 am — 4:00 pm
Where: Simmons College, Boston MA


Join us as this year's winning authors and illustrators plus children's librarians and book experts explore how characters are built in the world of literature for young people using the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards as a foundation.

This event has a registration fee, one steeply discounted for students! Full info at www.hbook.com.

Send any questions to Cathryn M. Mercier, Director, Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College, 617-521-2541.

NEA Workshop: Now What? Networking and Goal Setting for Archivists

When: Saturday, October 5, 2013, 9 am - 1 pm
Where: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston MA

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2013
Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston. For directions and parking information, visit http://www.americanancestors.org/directions/
Instructors: Darla White and Jessica Sedgwick, Center for the History of Medicine, Countway Library, Harvard Medical School

Whether you've landed your dream job in archives or you're just getting your career started, we can all benefit from thoughtful and intentional goal setting, finding ways to grow personally and professionally, and developing a network of people who can inspire, support, and guide us.
In this personalized, career-development-oriented workshop we will focus on identifying and setting professional goals, making an actionable plan, building your networking skills,and developing a mentoring circle to help you reach the next level in your career.

This will be an interactive, personal, and career-focused workshop. We hope participants will feel comfortable sharing career aspirations and participating in group brainstorming/networking sessions. Participants will leave with a new network of professional peers, an individualized plan that includes actionable career goals for the short term, and a map of their developmental network.

Darla and Jessica have facilitated similar sessions for New England Archivists at past meetings and have experience with developing mentoring programs for the Harvard Library and the Joint Committee on the Status of Women at Harvard Medical School.

Cost:
$25.00 for NEA members; $40.00 for non-NEA members

Registration: Online at http://bit.ly/18aMniq; if people wish to pay by check, they can make checks payable to New England Archivists, and mail them to the attention of Stephanie Call, American Jewish Historical Society, New England Archives, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston MA 02116.

Law Librarians of New England Fall Meeting

When: Friday, October 4, 2013, 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Where: Social Law Library, Boston MA

Law Librarians of New England (LLNE) is having their fall meeting on Friday, October 4th, 2013 at the Social Law Library in Boston and their topic of discussion is "the new normal" in law libraries. For more information about the meeting see here: http://llnefall2013.socialaw.com/

In addition, the Association of Boston Law Librarians (ABLL) is offering three scholarships to library school students to attend the day's meeting. Any student can nominate themselves for this scholarship by September 30th, by emailing Nuchine Nobari at nnobari@edwardswildman.com, and giving a brief description of him or her self and why he or she wants to attend this meeting.

Boston Globe—Horn Book Awards Ceremony

When: Friday, October 4, 2013, 5:30 — 8:00 pm
Where: Center for the Study of Children's Literature, Simmons College, Boston MA


Presentation of the 2013 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards to the winning and honored authors and illustrators, hosted by Roger Sutton, Editor in Chief, The Horn Book.

Immediately following the Awards Ceremony, join us for mingling and book signings at a reception hosted by the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College.

Please note that the free event REQUIRES advance registration. Full info at www.hbook.com.

Is Law School Still Relevant?: Simmons Alumnae Count the Ways

When: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 6:00 — 8:00 PM
Where: Simmons College, School of Management & Academic Building, Room M501/502



Join us to learn how law school changed the lives and careers of several successful Simmons College Alumnae.

Panelists will include:

• Hon. Pamela Dashiell '75, Boston Municipal Court
• Ellen Janos '73, Esq., Partner, Mintz Levin, Boston
• Kathleen McKay '02, Esq., Sole Practitioner, Plymouth, MA
• Melina Munoz '09, 2L Boston College Law School
• Carol Kirchick '75, Esq., Director of Community Relations and Director of Stewardship, The Roxbury Latin School, West Roxbury, MA

All students and alumnae/i are welcome! Refreshments will be served.

Register today at alumnet.simmons.edu

LibraryBabes and StudMuffins of Library Science Meetup

When: Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 6:30 - 8 PM
Where: Live Alive Restaurant, Cambridge MA

LibraryBabes and StudMuffins of Library Science is a new social and professional group for Boston area librarians and library students. LibraryBabes met over the summer of 2013. Library topics were discussed, yummy food was eaten, and a good time was had by all.

Our next meeting will be dinner on Tuesday, September 24th from 6:30pm to 8pm at Life Alive in Central Square in Cambridge. The October meeting will be on Tuesday October 22nd - location to be arranged but please save the date. We hope you can attend. Come to one meeting, come to two, or collect the set and attend all the meetings.

* Do you miss talking big ideas in the library school student lounge?

* Do you have wisdom about libraryland you would like to pass along?

* Do you need advice about how to how to provide fabulous user experience, how to buy a catalog, how to train staff, how to find work?

* Do you have a cool program or strategy you'd like to share with other librarians in a friendly and informal setting and get some feedback?

* Do you have a thorny problem in your library you want help with?

* Do you long to gab with other librarians about the field?

If so, have we got a group for you!

LibraryBabes and StudMuffins of Library Science is a community based social, professional and discussion group for library and information scientists and students. We meet monthly in local restaurants and in the community rooms of local libraries. We chat, share tips, share wisdom, ask for advice, get to know other librarians and library students, and generally have a fun social time. We have a sister group, Boston TechnoBabes, for women in non-profit technology. Want to do a short presentation, facilitate a sparkling discussion and dazzle us with your brilliance? - just ask.

We will meet at Life Alive on Tuesday, 09-24-2013 from 6:30pm to 8pm. Note change of time from previous months. There is good subway and bus access and public parking nearby. Life Alive is an affordable restaurant with vegetarian, vegan and organic options.

Please let us know if you can attend. RSVP very much appreciated. Please take that one minute to let us know you will be joining us.

If you wish to be removed from our list, just ask. If you know someone who might want to be added, please send us their name. Please put LibraryBabes in the subject heading. Please do not post or forward to groups or social media electronically without asking first. Thanks.

What?
* LibraryBabes and StudMuffins of Library Science

When?
* Tuesday September 24th, 2013
* 6:30pm to 8pm (note change of time)

Where?
* Life Alive - probably on the lower level
* 765 Mass Ave
* Central Square, Cambridge
* 617-354-5433
* http://lifealive.com/

How do I get there by T?
* Red Line to Central Square in Cambridge

Where can I park?
* http://lifealive.com/directions.html - "There is ample parking within close proximity to Life Alive Urban Oasis & Organic Cafe®. Aside from the variety of on-street parking on Mass Ave., Pleasant Street (across the street from our location) is host to 2 public parking lots."

How do I RSVP?
* refdesk@world.std.com

Do I have to RSVP?
* yes, please - let us know by by Monday September 23rd


LibraryBabes and StudMuffins of Library Science Meetup

When: Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 6-8 pm
Where: Live Alive, Central Square, Cambridge MA

LibraryBabes and StudMuffins of Library Science is a new social and professional group for Boston area librarians and library students. LibraryBabes met in June and July of 2013. Library topics were discussed, yummy food was eaten, and a good time was had by all.

Our next meeting will be dinner on Wednesday, August 28th from 6pm to 8pm at Life Alive in Central Square in Cambridge. September and October meetings will be on Tuesday September 24th and Tuesday October 22nd - locations to be arranged but please save the dates. We hope you can attend. Come to one meeting, come to two, or collect the set and attend all the meetings.

* Do you miss talking big ideas in the library school student lounge?

* Do you have wisdom about libraryland you would like to pass along?

* Do you need advice about how to how to provide fabulous user experience, how to buy a catalog, how to train staff, how to find work?

* Do you have a cool program or strategy you'd like to share with other librarians in a friendly and informal setting and get some feedback?

* Do you have a thorny problem in your library you want help with?

* Do you long to gab with other librarians about the field?

If so, have we got a group for you!

LibraryBabes and StudMuffins of Library Science is a new community based social, professional and discussion group for library and information scientists and students. We meet monthly in local restaurants and in the community rooms of local libraries. We chat, share tips, share wisdom, ask for advice, get to know other librarians and library students, and generally have a fun social time. We have a sister group, Boston TechnoBabes, for women in non-profit technology. Want to do a short presentation, facilitate a sparkling discussion and dazzle us with your brilliance? - just ask.

We will meet at Life Alive on Wednesday 08-28-2013 from 6pm to 8pm. There is good subway and bus access and public parking nearby. Life Alive is an affordable restaurant with vegetarian, vegan and organic options.

Please let us know if you can attend. RSVP very much appreciated. Please take that one minute to let us know you will be joining us.

If you wish to be removed from our list, just ask. If you know someone who might want to be added, please send us their name. Please put LibraryBabes in the subject heading. Please do not post or forward to groups or social media electronically without asking first. Thanks.

What?
* LibraryBabes and StudMuffins of Library Science

When?
* Wednesday August 28th, 2013
* 6pm to 8pm

Where?
* Life Alive - probably on the lower level
* 765 Mass Ave
* Central Square, Cambridge
* 617-354-5433
* http://lifealive.com/

How do I get there by T?
* Red Line to Central Square in Cambridge

Where can I park?
* http://lifealive.com/directions.html - "There is ample parking within close proximity to Life Alive Urban Oasis & Organic Cafe®. Aside from the variety of on-street parking on Mass Ave., Pleasant Street (across the street from our location) is host to 2 public parking lots."

How do I RSVP?
* refdesk@world.std.com

Do I have to RSVP?
* yes, please - let us know by by August 26th

SLIS Alumni Reception at SAA

When: Thursday, August 15, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Elmwood Room, New Orleans Hilton

Simmons SLIS is hosting an alumni reception at the Society of American Archivists Conferences this August, in New Orleans. The reception will be held on August 15th from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. in the Elmwood Room of the New Orleans Hilton.

Alums do not need to RSVP. Assistant Professor Kathy Wisser is the host. There will be light refreshments and a cash bar.

NEA Roundtable for Early Professionals and Students Meet-Up!

When: Monday, August 5, 2013
Where: First Printer Restaurant, Cambridge MA


NEA's Roundtable for Early Professionals and Students (REPS) is hosting its first meet-up! All NEA members are welcome.

Come chat with NEA and REPS members before SAA, network a bit, and learn about some of REPS' upcoming mentoring opportunities.

Details:
Monday, August 5, 2013
6:00 - 8:00 PM
First Printer (http://thefirstprinter.com/)
15 Dunster St. Cambridge, MA 02138
Harvard Square, red line and bus accessible

Note:
As REPS is new, everyone is responsible for paying for their own food and drink.

Introductory Session to Data Scientist Training for Librarians, Round 2

When: Friday, July 26, 2013, 10am - 12pm
Where: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Phillips Auditorium, Cambridge MA

Directions: http://sao-www.harvard.edu/events/directions.html

Christopher Erdmann, Head Librarian, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, John G. Wolbach Library and David Dietrich, Advisory Technical Education Consultant, EMC Global Education Services, will discuss Data Scientist Training for Librarians (#DST4L), a course which was recently offered at the Wolbach Library, and now being extended to the greater library community at Harvard as well as local libraries. The aim of the course is to upgrade the skills sets of librarians so that they can better serve the data needs of their communities, while also learning how to improve current library workflows and systems.

This talk is meant to be an introductory session, where background will be provided about the current trends involving Big Data (D. Dietrich) followed by how libraries might respond to the challenges and opportunities presented by Big Data (C. Erdmann). The hope is that this talk will help librarians understand the benefits of taking the DST4L course. After the talk, we will send out a questionnaire which will serve as a registration form for the course. The next installment of the DST4L course is tentatively scheduled for Aug/Sep to Nov/Dec 2013 and will be open to all librarians, even some outside of Harvard.

In the meantime, you can read more about the 1st iteration of the DST4L course at http://altbibl.io/dst4. Also, see David Dietrich's abstract (attached). Special thank you to Scott Wicks, Michelle Durocher and the Research Data Collaborative for sponsoring the course.

Introductory Session to Data Scientist Training for Librarians, Round 2

When: Friday, July 26, 2013, 10am - 12pm
Where: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Phillips Auditorium, Cambridge MA


Christopher Erdmann, Head Librarian, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, John G. Wolbach Library and David Dietrich, Advisory Technical Education Consultant, EMC Global Education Services, will discuss Data Scientist Training for Librarians (#DST4L), a course which was recently offered at the Wolbach Library, and now being extended to the greater library community at Harvard as well as local libraries. The aim of the course is to upgrade the skills sets of librarians so that they can better serve the data needs of their communities, while also learning how to improve current library workflows and systems.

This talk is meant to be an introductory session, where background will be provided about the current trends involving Big Data (D. Dietrich) followed by how libraries might respond to the challenges and opportunities presented by Big Data (C. Erdmann). The hope is that this talk will help librarians understand the benefits of taking the DST4L course. After the talk, we will send out a questionnaire which will serve as a registration form for the course. The next installment of the DST4L course is tentatively scheduled for Aug/Sep to Nov/Dec 2013 and will be open to all librarians, even some outside of Harvard.

In the meantime, you can read more about the 1st iteration of the DST4L course at http://altbibl.io/dst4. Also, see David Dietrich's abstract (attached). Special thank you to Scott Wicks, Michelle Durocher and the Research Data Collaborative for sponsoring the course.

 

Directions: http://sao-www.harvard.edu/events/directions.html

Zotero for Trainers Workshop, July 25-26, 2013

When: Thursday, July 25, 2013
Where: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


During these intensive (and fun!) two day events, participants acquire an in-depth understanding of Zotero's capabilities, how to extend those capabilities, and how Zotero can best meet their users' needs. Participants also learn and share best-practices for teaching and supporting Zotero at their institution and approaches for developing institution-specific documentation.
The workshops are targeted at librarians and anyone else who supports or wants to support Zotero at their institution or department. While basic familiarity with Zotero is recommended, there are no technical prerequisites for participating.

The cost to attend the workshops is $350. Due to the hands-on nature of the events, enrollment is limited. Sign up while there is still space!

The workshops will be conducted by Sebastian Karcher, one of Zotero's most active community developers, who has a wealth of experience using, supporting, and developing Zotero. Contact him with any questions about the workshop at karcher [at] u.northwestern.edu

Massachusetts Genealogical Council 2013 Annual Seminar

When: Saturday, July 20, 2013, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Holy Cross College, Hogan Center, Worcester, MA

Judy G. Russell, CG, "The Legal Genealogist," will be presenting: "Breaking Through the 20th Century Brickwall — Building a Family Through Circumstantial Evidence," "How Knowing the Law Makes Us Better Genealogists," and "No Person Shall... Gallop Horses in the Streets": Using Court Records to Tell the Story of our Ancestors' Lives." There will also be a luncheon presentation on Worcester History as Seen Through the Eyes of the American Antiquarian Society, by Kimberly Toney of the AAS, continental breakfast and lunch included with the registration fee, opportunities to network with your peers and colleagues, an exhibit Hall brimming with genealogy vendors and organizations with products of interest to genealogists, archivists, and historical researchers and door prizes. For more information and to register, please visit www.massgencouncil.org.

Volunteer Day, Boston Teacher's Union School

When: Saturday, July 20, 2013, 9:30am - 3:30pm
Where: Boston Teacher's Union School, Jamaica Plain MA

WHEN: Saturday July 20th, 2013 from 9:30am-3:30pm. Feel free to come for the whole thing or just a few hours throughout the day.

WHERE: The Boston Teacher's Union School in Jamaica Plain. 25 Walk Hill St. Jamaica Plain, 02134

WHAT: Using our librarian skills to get a school's library up and running! The BTU school's library is entirely donation-based and is in the process of being completed. Most of the books are ready to be checked out, but many are still waiting to be processed. We will be cataloging, labeling, and shelving books.

Please RSVP to me, Kittle Evenson (evenson@simmons.edu), as soon as possible if you are interested in attending. This is a fairly relaxed volunteer event, so please plan to bring your own lunch. If you have a personal laptop that you could bring, please do so as it would help with the copy-cataloging part of the project.

Digital Archives Specialist Courses

When: Monday, July 15, 2013
Where: W.E.B. Du Bois Library at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst, Amherst MA

Registration is now open for the first offering of Society of American Archivists (SAA) Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) courses targeted for staff in ARL member institutions. ARL is working with SAA to deliver four DAS courses back-to-back in a single week, traveling across 11 different ARL host libraries over the next 18 months.

 

The first site to host the courses will be the W.E.B. Du Bois Library at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst. The courses at this site are open to all librarians and archivists in the region.

 

The following courses will be offered at UMass Amherst:

 

July 15: Digital Curation: Creating an Environment for Success
July 16: Digital Archives and Libraries
July 17: Preserving Digital Archives: Concepts and Competencies
July 18—19: Digital Forensics

 

Registration: Register online at the SAA website.

 

Fees for the courses are based on the registrant's status as one of the following:
  • SAA member: $189/course
  • Employee of an SAA institutional member: $219/course
  • Employee of an ARL member institution: $224/course via a "co-sponsor promotion" (a $25/course discount from the non-member price)—contact Judy Ruttenberg for the co-sponsor promotion registration code.
Future Offerings
The courses will be offered at 10 additional ARL institutions in 2013—2014. Visit the ARL website for the list of host institutions.

 

More Information
For additional information, contact Judy Ruttenberg at ARL or Solveig De Sutter at SAA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PANcake Breakfast Benefit for Prison Action News!

When: Sunday, July 14, 2013, 11am - 2 pm
Where: Community Church, 565 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

PANcake Breakfast Benefit for Prison Action News!

The time: Saturday July 13 from 11 AM to 2 PM

The place: Community Church, 565 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

The reason: Prison Action News

 

(https://bostonanarchistblackcross.wordpress.com/pan/) is a biannual
journal of prisoners' stories of resistance to incarceration. Articles
describe grievances, lawsuits, and hunger strikes, up to and including
sabotage of prison facilities and fighting with guards. Written by
prisoners, and produced and printed by volunteer labor, PAN is mailed to
over 800 prison subscribers twice a year. This event is to raise money for
postage.

The event: How can you help? By coming to the Community Church July 13 and
eating lots of pancakes! Vegan and gluten-free pancakes will be available.
We're asking $10 to $20 sliding scale, but no one will be turned away for
lack of funds. Stamps will be accepted in lieu of cash.

https://www.facebook.com/events/515529388495529/

 

 

Zotero for Trainers Workshop, July 11-12, 2013

When: Thursday, July 11, 2013
Where: Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR


During these intensive (and fun!) two day events, participants acquire an in-depth understanding of Zotero's capabilities, how to extend those capabilities, and how Zotero can best meet their users' needs. Participants also learn and share best-practices for teaching and supporting Zotero at their institution and approaches for developing institution-specific documentation.
The workshops are targeted at librarians and anyone else who supports or wants to support Zotero at their institution or department. While basic familiarity with Zotero is recommended, there are no technical prerequisites for participating.

The cost to attend the workshops is $350. Due to the hands-on nature of the events, enrollment is limited. Sign up while there is still space!

The workshops will be conducted by Sebastian Karcher, one of Zotero's most active community developers, who has a wealth of experience using, supporting, and developing Zotero. Contact him with any questions about the workshop at karcher [at] u.northwestern.edu

LibraryBabes and StudMuffins of Library Science Meetup

When: Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 6pm - 8pm
Where: Blue Shirt Cafe, Davis Square, Somerville MA


LibraryBabes and StudMuffins of Library Science is a new social and professional group for Boston area librarians and library students. Half a dozen LibraryBabes met in June. Library topics were discussed, yummy food was eaten, and a good time was had by all. Our next meeting will be dinner on Tuesday, July 9th. We hope you can attend.

* Do you miss talking big ideas in the library school student lounge?

* Do you have a cool program or strategy you'd like to share with other librarians in a friendly and informal setting and get some feedback?

* Do you need advice about how to how to provide fabulous user experience, how to buy a catalog, how to train staff, how to find work?

* Do you have a thorny problem in your library you want help with?

* Do you have wisdom about libraryland you would like to pass along?

* Do you long to gab with other librarians about the field?

If so, have we got a group for you!

LibraryBabes and StudMuffins of Library Science is a new community based social, professional and discussion group for library and information scientists and students. We meet monthly in local restaurants and in the community rooms of local libraries. We chat, share tips, share wisdom, ask for advice, get to know other librarians and library students, and generally have a fun social time. We have a sister group, Boston TechnoBabes, for women in non-profit technology. Want to do a short presentation, facilitate a sparkling discussion and dazzle us with your brilliance? - just ask.

We will meet at the Blue Shirt Cafe in Davis Square, 07-09-2013 6pm to 8pm. There is good subway and bus access and 5 public parking lots. Blue Shirt is an affordable restaurant with vegetarian options.

Please let us know if you can attend. RSVP very much appreciated. Please take that one minute to let us know you will be joining us.


What?
* LibraryBabes and StudMuffins of Library Science

When?
* Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
* 6pm to 8pm

Where?
* Blue Shirt Cafe
* Davis Square, Somerville
* 424 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02144
* 617-629-7641
* http://www.blueshirtcafe.net/ordereze/default.aspx

How do I get there by T?
* Red Line to Davis Square in Somerville
* 87, 88, 89, 90, 94, 96 bus lines
* 77 bus and a few blocks walk

Where can I park?
* street parking on Mass Ave in Cambridge and walk a few blocks
* 5 public parking lots with metered parking within a few blocks
* http://www.somervillema.gov/sites/default/files/documents/Davis%20Square%20Parking%20Map.pdf

How do I RSVP?
* refdesk@world.std.com

Do I have to RSVP?
* yes, please - let us know by by July 5th

MAHSLIN Annual Meeting

When: Thursday, June 27, 2013, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Massachusetts Medical Society, 860 Winter St., Waltham, MA

Massachusetts Health Sciences Library Network (MAHSLIN) will hold its annual meeting "Top of the Class: Connecting Medical Libraries and Education" (originally scheduled for April 19, 2013). If you did not yet register and would like to do so, register here: http://nahsl.libguides.com/mahslin/2013Meeting.

A Day at the Quonset Air Museum

When: Saturday, June 22, 2013, 10am -3pm
Where: Quonset Air Museum, North Kingstown, RI


Who: Special Libraries Association — Rhode Island chapter

What: Invites you to A Day at the Quonset Air Museum

When: Saturday June 22, 10am -3pm (10:00 — 15:00)

Where: the Quonset Air Museum, North Kingstown, RI
The Quonset Air Museum is located at, 488 Eccleston Ave, North Kingstown, RI: http://www.quonsetairmuseum.com/index.html
Directions to the museum: http://www.quonsetairmuseum.com/directions.html

Why: There is no Quonset Air Show this year!

Schedule:
10:00 Museum opens — exhibits and networking
11:00 Astrid Drew, Researcher, Steamship Historical Society: "Starting from Scratch at the SHS"
12:00 Conversation with the QAM's Executive Director, David Payne, lunch, and a short business meeting
12:30 Tour of the archives-in-development for 5 adults
13:00 John Kennedy, Director of Museum Education and Community Outreach, Naval War College Museum: "The Naval War College Museum — the Next Steps"
14:00 Robert Kelly, Collections Development Librarian, Redwood Library & Athenaeum: "The Challenges of Access in Membership Libraries"
15:00 Museum closes

How: $15 for adults, $12 for children under 12
Admission to the museum, lunch, and programming are included in your registration fee. This is a family friendly casual-dress event so the kids/spouses/guests can visit the exhibits indoors and out while you attend the presentations. Come for a specific talk, or for the day. Feel free to spread the word to other area library, archives, and history groups; it would be great to have a large turnout! Registration is limited. Send your details, and a check made out to SLA-RI for the proper amount to:

Jane Loescher — SLA-RI
52 Sunset Lane
Attleboro, MA 02703
janeloescher@earthlink.net

 

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NELIG Annual Program: "Libraries, Librarians & Literacies: Information Literacy in Context"

When: Friday, June 21, 2013
Where: Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH


How can team-based learning change your library instruction? How can you incorporate emerging technologies into your library instruction? Nationally celebrated metaliteracy specialists Trudi Jacobson and Thomas Mackey will address these questions in small group workshops during the NELIG Annual Program "Libraries, Librarians & Literacies: Information Literacy in Context" Friday, June 21, 2013 at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.

 

A limited number of seats are available for these workshops. Reserve your spot today. For more about the workshops, the NELIG Annual Program, and registration information please http://nelig.acrlnec.org/content/nelig-annual-program-june-21-2013.

Zotero for Trainers Workshop, June 20-12, 2013

When: Thursday, June 20, 2013
Where: AWHONN Offices, Washington DC

During these intensive (and fun!) two day events, participants acquire an in-depth understanding of Zotero's capabilities, how to extend those capabilities, and how Zotero can best meet their users' needs. Participants also learn and share best-practices for teaching and supporting Zotero at their institution and approaches for developing institution-specific documentation.

The workshops are targeted at librarians and anyone else who supports or wants to support Zotero at their institution or department. While basic familiarity with Zotero is recommended, there are no technical prerequisites for participating.

The cost to attend the workshops is $350. Due to the hands-on nature of the events, enrollment is limited. Sign up while there is still space!

The workshops will be conducted by Sebastian Karcher, one of Zotero's most active community developers, who has a wealth of experience using, supporting, and developing Zotero. Contact him with any questions about the workshop at karcher@u.northwestern.edu.

Zotero for Trainers Workshop, June 20-21, 2013

When: Thursday, June 20, 2013
Where: AWHONN Offices, Washington DC


During these intensive (and fun!) two day events, participants acquire an in-depth understanding of Zotero's capabilities, how to extend those capabilities, and how Zotero can best meet their users' needs. Participants also learn and share best-practices for teaching and supporting Zotero at their institution and approaches for developing institution-specific documentation.
The workshops are targeted at librarians and anyone else who supports or wants to support Zotero at their institution or department. While basic familiarity with Zotero is recommended, there are no technical prerequisites for participating.

The cost to attend the workshops is $350. Due to the hands-on nature of the events, enrollment is limited. Sign up while there is still space!

The workshops will be conducted by Sebastian Karcher, one of Zotero's most active community developers, who has a wealth of experience using, supporting, and developing Zotero. Contact him with any questions about the workshop at karcher [at] u.northwestern.edu

Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management (SEI)

When: Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Places are filling up quickly for the Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management (SEI), to be held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor from June 18-21.  This collaborative effort of the Art Libraries Society/North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is now in its tenth year. Addressing the evolving requirements of image management professionals, the training program also recognizes the relevance of these skills in related fields. Expert instructors will cover intellectual property rights, a hands-on digital imaging workshop, and tools and resources for metadata and cataloging. A "think-camp" discussion session will identify topic preferences from registrants, such as future of the profession, uses of social and new media, support of digital humanities research, and visual literacy. 

More than 400 people serving in a range of professional roles have benefitted from past, SEIs, and the intensive, specialized training in image management the Institute provides, including visual resources curators, university librarians, archivists, museum professionals , marketing technologists, and even staff at public parks and zoos charged with responsibility for developing digital image assets for their institutions.

For more information contact the SEI co-chairs Betha Whitlow (bwhitlow@wustl.edu) or Amy Trendler (aetrendler@bsu.edu).

Call for Papers

When: Tuesday, June 18, 2013

International Conference on New Horizons (www.int-e.net) aims to provide a multinational platform where the latest trends in education can be presented and discussed in a friendly environment with the aim to learn from each other. Prospective presenters are encouraged to submit proposals for papers and posters/demonstrations that offer new research or theoretical contributions. Presentations should be in Italian, Turkish, English, Czech, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian languages and should address both theoretical issues and new research findings. Furthermore if the presenter is unable to attend the oral presentation, the virtual presentations and video presentations are available. For further information on how to submit, please refer to the Paper Submission section on our website. For paper guidelines, please refer to the Paper Guidelines section. INTE 2013 conference is supported by Sakarya University and TASET and will take place on June 25-27, 2013 in Mercure West Rome Hotel, Rome, Italy.

Conference Language

The official languages of the conference are Italian, Turkish, English, Czech, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Russion Language. Proposals can be sent and be presented in either language. But all submission proccess will be done in English. Please, submit your proposal according to the following presentation category descriptions in paper guidelines. 

Deadlines

Abstract Deadline: Until June 18, 2013

Full Article Deadline: Until June 19, 2013

Registration Fee Deadline: Until June 19, 2013

Cambridge's Fifth Annual Archives Crawl

When: Monday, June 17, 2013
Where: Various Archives, Cambridge MA

Mon, 06/17/2013 (All day) - Fri, 06/21/2013 (All day)

 

Tour the amazing resources of Cambridge with behind the scenes tours of 12 archives in the city. Coordinated by the Cambridge Historical Society, the tour will feature:

Cambridge Historical Commission
Cambridge Public Library's Cambridge Room
Cambridge Public Works
Christ Church
First Church of Cambridge
Freemasons Lodge
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Harvard Property Information Resource Center
Harvard University Archives
MIT Institute Archives & Special Collections
MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies Special Collection
MIT Rotch Library

See amazing things you never knew were in our city and hear from the people who care for them.

For more information, please visit Cambridgearchives.org

Social Media and Web 2.0 for Cultural Heritage Institution

When: Monday, June 17, 2013, 9am - 4pm
Where: Holyoke Community College, Kittredge Center

The Massachusetts State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) will be hosting Social Media and Web 2.0 for Cultural Heritage Institution.
This is a FREE all day Conference on June 17 from 9 to 4 that will take place at Holyoke Community College's Kittredge Center.


We'd love to get the word out to your SLIS Students who might be taking Summer Classes.

Pre registration is necessary and can be done through eventbrite at http://www.eventbrite.com/org/3319766830?s=14770237
Those who are interested should sign up as soon as possible as it is filling up fast.


Here are some of the topics to be presented:
-Using a blog as a catalog at UMass Amherst
-Panel Discussion including topics of Facebook, Twitter, and QR codes
-Tagging your collections with Metadata Games
-Collaboration opportunities with the Pioneer Valley History Network

The 48th Annual Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL) Conference

When: Sunday, June 16, 2013
Where: Hilton Houston Post Oak Hotel, Houston, TX

Come on down to the 48th Annual AJL Conference in Houston June 16-19. The Association of Jewish Libraries promotes Jewish literacy through enhancement of libraries and library resources. The Association fosters access to information and research relating to Jews, Judaism, and the Jewish experience. The diverse membership includes libraries in synagogues, JCC's, day schools, yeshivot, universities, Holocaust museums, and even the Library of Congress. Members represent North America and beyond, including China, the Czech Republic, Holland, Israel, Italy, South Africa, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

The schedule is now available at http://www.jewishlibraries.org/main/Events.aspx. Participate in roundtable discussions, learn about Library of Congress updates, OCLC updates, automation options, the Abraham Joshua Heschel archive, the Shel Silverstein Archive, Cairo Genizah, tweeting, skyping, chatting and more.

Early bird registration is available by April 16 and is $485. Stipends are available. Slideshow from past conferences: http://tinyurl.com/bg47v2k.

Zotero for Trainers Workshop, June 13-14, 2013

When: Thursday, June 13, 2013
Where: Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge MA


During these intensive (and fun!) two day events, participants acquire an in-depth understanding of Zotero's capabilities, how to extend those capabilities, and how Zotero can best meet their users' needs. Participants also learn and share best-practices for teaching and supporting Zotero at their institution and approaches for developing institution-specific documentation.
The workshops are targeted at librarians and anyone else who supports or wants to support Zotero at their institution or department. While basic familiarity with Zotero is recommended, there are no technical prerequisites for participating.

The cost to attend the workshops is $350. Due to the hands-on nature of the events, enrollment is limited. Sign up while there is still space!

The workshops will be conducted by Sebastian Karcher, one of Zotero's most active community developers, who has a wealth of experience using, supporting, and developing Zotero. Contact him with any questions about the workshop at karcher [at] u.northwestern.edu

Making Change: Transformation and Creativity in Libraries

When: Thursday, June 13, 2013, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Where: DCU Center, 50 Foster St., Worcester, MA

Changing before our eyes: our customers, their reading habits and their needs. How we respond will transform our libraries' futures. Many libraries meet the challenge of change by embracing the creative community in traditional or up-to-the-moment ways. Join us for a daylong event that will transform and inspire as well as provide some outstanding models for embedding creativity in your library. This full day session is free of charge, but advance registration is required. Morning coffee and lunch are included and free parking will be available.

Speakers continue to be added to the lineup.

Morning Keynote: Reinvention of Libraries - Lee Rainie, Director of Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

Making and Learning in the Library - Bill Derry, Assistant Director, Innovation and User Experience, Westport Public Library

Harvard Library Innovation Lab — Jeff Goldenson, Designer

Tabletalks include:

Science Boot Camp for LIS Students/Professionals

When: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Where: UMass Amherst

This boot camp (held June 12-14) is for librarians, archivists, and preservationists who support or who want to learn about science. Full registration is $250, which gives attendees two nights at UMass, all meals, and 2.5 days of programming. The boot camp charges the same for full residential and commuters because they want attendees to stay over and enjoy the event. Registration closes June 1. Visit http://guides.library.umass.edu/BootCamp2013 for more information. This conference is typically over-subscribed and will most likely close its registration before June 1.

Conference: 'Querying the Library: Digitization and its Impact'

When: Friday, May 31, 2013, 8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Where: James P. Adams Library, Rhode Island College, 600 Mount Pleasant Ave., Providence, RI

Topics to be discussed include: Open Access and the Institutional Repository, The Role of the Conservator in the Digitization Program at Boston College Libraries,  The Role of the Conservator in the Digitization Program at Boston College Libraries, Flipping the Tour: Using Technology to Promote Active Learning, and Cross Platform Apps to Enhance Teaching & Learning. For more information and to register, visit http://tinyurl.com/queryingthelibrary.

New England Music Library Association (NEMLA) Meeting

When: Friday, May 10, 2013
Where: Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Please register for this meeting online: http://nemla.musiclibraryassoc.org/meetings.php by Friday, May 3. Programs will include: Creating an Alt-Bio-Bibliography using Omeka and Geo-spatial Tools, Busy Bees: Training Non-Music Librarians to do Music Reference, Improving OPAC Displays Through XSLT: A Koha Success Story.

The registration fee is $12; students, retired, and unemployed persons are eligible for a reduced rate of $6. They will be offering a catered lunch for $12. Payment will be taken at the meeting for both registration and lunch. NEMLA accepts all major credit/debit cards, checks, and cash. If you are attending a NEMLA meeting for the first time, the registration fee will be waived. However, please be sure to register so that they can prepare a nametag for you and ensure adequate refreshments.

 

Conference: 'What is a Scientific Author?: Cultures of Scientific Publishing'

When: Friday, May 10, 2013, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Barker Center, Room 133, 12 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA

For the conference program and details, please visit http://bookhistory.harvard.edu/scientific_author. Those planning to attend should RSVP by May 3, to Marie-Claude Felton (mfelton@fas.harvard.edu). Sponsored by the Department of the History of Science, Harvard University, and the Book History Seminar of the Mahindra Humanities Center.

ACRL NEC 2013 Annual Conference

When: Friday, May 10, 2013
Where: College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

The Association of College and Research Libraries New England Chapter is holding its annual conference; the theme is "Communities in the Cloud, the Commons, and the College."

Whether you call it engagement, outreach, or 'adding value,' academic libraries connect with their users in meaningful ways that build community. They create collections, services, and spaces that bring people together and encourage creative inquiry, discourse, and collaboration. At their best, academic libraries are sites for developing the shared sense of purpose and place that is at the heart of academic life. Collaborative collection building with faculty and students, embedded librarianship, support for research and collaboration, first-year experience programs, and development of the academic commons are just a few ways that librarians connect users with the library and with one another. How does your library build community?

Please join us for a day of innovative presentations, panel discussions, posters, and networking as we share creative ideas and initiatives for building community in higher education. This conference will feature keynote speaker Lynn Sutton, Dean of Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University (winner of the 2011 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award).

Visit the conference website for program information: http://conference2013.acrlnec.org/.

Complete your registration: http://acrlnec2013.eventbrite.com/.

2013 Annual NEASIST Networking Dinner

When: Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Where: MIT Pappalardo Room (Bldg 4-349)

David Weinberger will be speaking about "Library As Platform: Opening up to Support our Communities in the Production of Knowledge." Schedule: 6:00-6:30 Networking; 6:30 Buffet dinner served (Mexican); 7:30 Award presentations followed by speaker, Dr. David Weinberger. Registration: http://neasist-dinner.eventbrite.com/#.

Training Session for American Theatre Archive Project

When: Saturday, May 4, 2013, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Mezzanine Conference Room, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St.

This training session will cover a 20-minute lecture and Q&A session and the initiation program (orientation, assessment and workshop). The session is for volunteers who want to help theatres across the country establish and preserve their archives. For more information, visit http://americantheatrearchiveproject.org. To register for this session, email Boston team chair, Jessica Green, at atapboston@gmail.com.

Medical Library Association Annual Meeting

When: Friday, May 3, 2013
Where: John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, 900 Boylston St., Boston, MA

The Medical Library Association is holding its annual meeting in Boston from May 3-8 in the Hynes Convention Center. The theme is "One Health: Information in an Interdependent World." This will be a joint meeting with the 11th International Congress on Medical Librarianship (ICML), the 7th International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists (ICAHIS), and the 6th International Clinical Librarian Conference (ICLC). General meeting topics include trustworthy and authoritative publicly available information, new methods of publishing, global data sharing to advance science, and environmental aspects of global health. The international meeting will be a federated meeting incorporating MLA's extensive continuing education and program sessions as well as offering an intriguing palette of international papers and posters that underscore our global information interdependency. For more information and to register, visit http://www.mlanet.org/am/am2013/.

Also, if you are a new member or first time conference attendee, consider pairing up with an experienced colleague at MLA ‘13! Colleague Connection allows you to have your questions about the conference answered, maximize your time, choose the best programs and meetings to attend, meet new colleagues, build your professional network, and discuss new ideas. Initial contacts made through Colleague Connection can lead to lifelong friendships with your peers and increase your professional network.

Don't be left out - sign up today: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KZBMKD7.

Those who register by Saturday April 27th will be guaranteed to receive their mentor before leaving for the meeting. Once assigned, each pair of colleagues will be responsible for working out a time to meet and connect. If you have any questions, please contact Ryan Harris (rharris@hshsl.umaryland.edu, 410-706-1315).

Harvard-Yale Conference in Book History

When: Thursday, May 2, 2013, 10:15 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Where: Barker Center, Room 133, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

10:15 am -- Welcome, Coffee & Snacks

10:35 - 11:40 am -- Ordering Knowledge, Ordering Books (Chair: David Hall, Harvard Divinity School); Paul Davis (Princeton/Harvard), "The Bible 'Chopped and Minced': Locke on Scriptural Typography"; Meredith Quinn (Harvard), "'A work of great charity': The Koprulu Library and Manuscript Collection in Early Modern Istanbul"

11:40 am - 12:45 pm -- Engaging Anonymity (Chair: Ray Clemens, Beinecke Library, Yale); William Weber (Yale), "Interpreting Multiplicity: Early Modern Marginalia in Golding's Ovid"; Thomas Koenigs (Yale), "Anonymity versus Fictionality: Competing Forms of Impersonality in the Early American Public Sphere"

12:45 - 1:45 pm -- Lunch Break

1:45 - 3:30 pm -- Figuring Materiality (Chair: Kathryn James, Beinecke Library, Yale); Niv Allon (Yale), "The Likeness of an Author: Scribal Statues in New Kingdom Ancient Egypt (1550-1070 BCE)"; Carol Chiodo (Yale), "Of Pens and Poetry: Manuscript Production in Italian Vernacular Verse"; Stephanie Dick (Harvard), "Rewriting Principia Mathematica into the Digital: Automated Theorem Proving and the Media of Mathematics"

3:30 - 4:00 pm -- Break

4:00 - 5:45 pm -- Print Modernity (Chair: Alex Csiszar, History of Science, Harvard); Daniel Jump (Yale), "The Physiognomy of the Books Themselves': Eighteenth-century Polemical Writing on Religion in Print"; Kathryn Schwartz (Harvard), "The History of a Look: The Aesthetic Influences of Nineteenth-Century Cairo's Written Output"; Antoine Lentacker (Yale), "Publicity and Authority: Rhetorical Strategies in the Advertising of Drugs, France & Austria, 1880-1925"

Digital Inspiration: 7th Digital Commonwealth Annual Conference

When: Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Where: Devens Common Center, Devens, MA

Registration is now open for Digital Inspiration: The 7th Digital Commonwealth Annual Conference. Come learn about the Digital Commonwealth's participation in the Digital Public Library of America, the repository/portal system under development and get an update on our collaboration with the Boston Public Library to provide scanning services to Digital Commonwealth members. The conference will feature keynote sessions by Amy Rudersdorf, Assistant Director for Content, Digital Public Library of America and Butch Lazorchak, Digital Archivist, Library of Congress. Breakout sessions topics include metadata, preserving materials for digitization, continuing education opportunities and social media.

Visit the conference website for additional information and to register: http://digitalcommonwealth.memberlodge.org/2013DCAC.

New England Development Research Association (NEDRA) Annual Conference

When: Monday, April 29, 2013
Where: Hotel Marlowe, 25 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge, MA

This gathering will provide individuals who are interested in the prospect research industry with networking opportunities and educational programs designed to enhance their professional development. This year's conference will feature educational offerings in three tracks: Research, Prospect Management & Analytics and Trends & Hot Topics. The highlight of the conference will be a keynote speech from former APRA President Elizabeth Crabtree of Brown University. There will also be opportunities to meet with industry leaders and vendors, as well as time to discuss strategies and share best practices through organized roundtables and informal gatherings. For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.nedra.org/conference.

What's New in Children's Books: Reading Across Cultures

When: Saturday, April 27, 2013, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Where: Ferry administration building, Pine Manor College, 400 Heath St., Chestnut Hill, MA

This half-day conference will feature five speakers (Joseph Bruchac, Katie Smith Milway, Dedie King, Judith Inglese, and Jennifer Hanson), book sales and signings and coffee and other refreshments. The fee is $25 for students with a valid ID, $65 for regular attendees, and $40 for the Foundation for Children's Books members. Register at http://thefcb.org/.

Literary Archives Conference

When: Friday, April 26, 2013, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Beinecke Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT

"Beyond the Text: Literary Archives in the 21st Century" conference will be held April 26 and 27. The two-day symposium will bring together literary and information science scholars, historians, curators, archivists, writers, and publishers. Panelists will explore the collaborations between library professionals and scholars around use of manuscript material in teaching and research, the intersections between archival and literary theory, and the impact of the changing shape of archives on institutional stewardship and scholarship.

Registration is happening now. For more information, including a full schedule, please visit http://beinekebeyondtext.eventbrite.com/.

Sponsored by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

History of the Book at Harvard

When: Thursday, April 25, 2013, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Room 38, Beinecke Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Matthew Kirschenbaum (University of Maryland) is hosting a seminar titled "Track Changes: The Literary History of Word Processing" For the pre-circulated paper, please contact aaron.pratt@yale.edu or kathryn.james@yale.edu one week before the seminar.

Massachusetts Library Association Annual Conference

When: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Where: Hyatt Regency, 575 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

Registration is now open for this conference at http://mla.memberlodge.org/2013Conference/. It is taking place April 24-26. Remember that if you joined ALA as a SLIS student you have a joint membership with MLA automatically so make sure you take advantage of it.

Conference: 'Proust and the Arts'

When: Friday, April 19, 2013, Friday, April 19 - 9:00 a.m. to Saturday, April 20 - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time (1913-1927) looks across the arts to construct a monumental meditation on the significance of art in life. Proust's sweep is both retrospective, turning to painting, architecture and music from centuries past, and forward-looking, anticipating the fragmented aesthetic of a new century. On the centenary of the publication of Swann's Way, the first volume of Proust's immense novel, this conference brings together scholars and performers from a plurality of fields to examine and celebrate the connections Proust invites us to make between art and life, past and future. Free and open to the public. Seating is limited; registration is recommended. Please visit the conference website for registration, program and details: www.proust-arts.com.

Massachusetts Health Science Libraries Network (MAHSLIN) Annual Meeting

When: Friday, April 19, 2013, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Massachusetts Medical Society, 860 Winter Street, Waltham Woods Corporate Center, Waltham, MA

This year's theme is "Top of the Class" and we will feature a number of special invited Simmons College SLIS guest instructors. Dr. James Matarazzo and Toby Pearlstein will deliver an inspiring keynote address, and Vivienne B. Piroli will teach a Simmons College CE class. 

View the meeting agenda  |  Register to attend the meeting — by check | by PayPal  |  Sign up for the Simmons College CE class (registered attendees only — limited to 50)

 

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Launch Event

When: Thursday, April 18, 2013
Where: Boston Public Library Main Branch, Copley Square

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) will bring together librarians, technologists, creators, publishers, innovators, students, government leaders, and others interested in building a national digital library to celebrate the launch of the DPLA prototype and the conclusion of the two-year planning initiative. Convened by the DPLA Secretariat at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society and co-hosted by the Boston Public Library, the two-day DPLA Launch will include a brief working day on Thursday, April 18, followed by a formal reception featuring presentations and a series of interactive exhibits showcasing content from our many partners, including the Digital Hubs and Europeana. On Friday, April 19, the DPLA will convene a focused half-day plenary meeting highlighting the DPLA's progress and potential.

Registration for the DPLA Launch is free and open to all. We invite all those interested from the general public, the educational community, public and research libraries, cultural organizations, state and local government, the creative community, publishers, and private industry to join us at the launch. To register, please fill out the following form: http://dp.la/get-involved/events/launch/register/.

Talk: 'Decoding Official Secrecy: Computational Analysis of Hundreds of Thousands of Declassified Documents'

When: Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Lower Library, Robinson Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Matthew Connelly of Columbia will be giving this talk. It is a special event on Digital History sponsored by the History Department, Harvard University, in conjunction with the Harvard International and Global History Seminar.

Radical Reference Night at the Prison Book Program

When: Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Where: Prison Book Program, basement of the United First Parish Church, 1306 Hancock St., Quincy, MA

Boston's Radical Reference collective is having a volunteer night at the Prison Book Program. Volunteers will be helping to sort and shelve their flood of new books after their book drive on April 13. To sign up or if you have questions, email Kittle Evenson at kittle.evenson@simmons.edu.

Talk: 'A Peculiar Facility for Imagining: Visual Strategies in the Early Royal Society'

When: Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Edison and Newman Room, Houghton Library, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA

This lecture will examine scientific illustrated books by early fellows of the Royal Society of london (and their European counterparts) published in the 1660s and '70s. Making the printed book the focus of attention shows that diferent ways of using iamges is dependent as much on the circumstances of production as on the author's scientific message. Robert Boyle hoped that readers with "any peculiar facility for imagining" would not need images; his friends advised him otherwise. Roger Gaskell, who will be giving the talk, is an antiquarian bookseller based in the United Kingdom and a faculty member of the Rare Book School, University of Virigina.

History of the Book at Harvard

When: Thursday, April 11, 2013, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Room 133, Barker Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Ellen Garvey (New Jersey City University) is giving a talk titled "Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance."

ACRL 2013 Conference

When: Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Where: Indianapolis, IN

The Association of College and Research Libraries will be holding its annual conference April 10-13 in Indianapolis, IN. Registration is still open. For more information, visit http://conference.acrl.org/.

Talk: 'Forging the Moon: or, How to Spot a Fake Galileo'

When: Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Edison and Newman Room, Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

In the last decade, a number of forged copies of several titles by Galileo have appeared in private collections, institutional libraries and on the rare book market. The most spectacular of these forgeries, known as the Martayan Lan Sedereus Nuncius, was authenticated in 2011 by a team of experts as Galileo's autograph proof copy, and valued at $10,000,000. Evidence has since emerged that it was in fact supplied by Massimo De Caro, currently awaiting trial for the theft of several thousand books from various libraries in Italy. We will examine what kinds of tests the copy passed and failed, and consider the role new technologies and methodologies play in making and unmaking modern forgeries.

Nick Wilding, who will be giving this talk, is assistant professor in Early Modern History at Georgia State University. He works on seventeenth-century natural philosophy, and has published articles on Galileo, Hooke and Kircher. He has held fellowships at Cambridge, Stanford, Columbia and the American Academy in Rome, and is a Mellon Fellow in Critical Bibliography at the Rare Book School, University of Virginia. His book, Galileo's Idol: Gianfrancesco Sagredo and the Republic of Knowledge is under contract with Chicago University Press.

Conference: 'Reality Matters: Teaching with Primary Resources'

When: Thursday, April 4, 2013, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where: Wasserstein Hall, 2036 Millstein East B, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

Reality Matters explores the use of items from the wealth of Harvard's library and museum collections in their tactile and digital versions of reality as primary resources for teaching and learning.  The program will feature a panel discussion, a coffee break with information displays, and a final session of brief presentations of specific studies by staff, students and faculty. Sponsored by the Harvard Library Strategic Conversations Committee in the Harvard Library.

History of the Book at Harvard

When: Thursday, March 28, 2013, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Science Center 469, Harvard University, 1 Oxford St.

Jasper van Putten will give a talk titled "The Networked Cosmos: The City Views of Sebastian Münster's Cosmographia." Please RSVP to Paolo Savoia (savoia@fas.harvard.edu).

History of the Book at Harvard

When: Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Sheerr Room, Fay House, Radcliffe Institute, 10 Garden St., Cambridge, MA

Alex Csiszar (Harvard) is giving a talk titled "The Invention of Peer Review." Michèle Lamont (Sociology, Harvard) will comment. Csiszar is assistant professor in the History of Science at Harvard. Talk is sponsored by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

New Voices in YA and Children's Lit

When: Thursday, March 21, 2013, 6:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Hunneman Hall, Brookline Public Library, Main Branch, 361 Washington St.

Gina Damico, A.C. Gaughen and Diana Renn will be featured in this reading and panel discussion. There will be a reception catered by the library's cafe, Kookoo's Nest. For more information, email Robin Brenner at teenlibrarian@brooklinelibrary.org.

New England Archivists Spring Meeting

When: Thursday, March 21, 2013
Where: College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

The NEA Spring Meeting will be held March 21-23. The meeting will offer sessions on collaborative projects between regional repositories, open-forum discussion on timely issues, and a Worcester-based oral history project conducted by the national nonprofit StoryCorps. The meeting will also offer workshops on managing digital media and photographic collections. The program will feature a plenary talk by Dr. George Church, professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, proponent of archival storage using DNA, and author of Regenesis — the first book to be encoded into DNA. In his talk, Church will describe the process of using DNA for storing data and share new research on using organic matter to record information. The keynote speech will be delivered by Tom Scheinfeldt, director-at-large of the Center for History and New Media and research assistant professor of history in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University. Dr. Scheinfeldt's keynote address will focus on the emerging trend of digital humanities and archives. For more information, visit http://www.newenglandarchivists.org/meetings/meetings.html.

The following workshops will take place on Thursday, March 21, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.:

SAA-DAS: Digital Forensics for Archivists
http://newenglandarchivists.org/education/education.html#forensics

Photographic Fitness: Basic Approaches toward Administering Photographic Material in Archival Collections
http://newenglandarchivists.org/education/education.html#photos

Basic Archives
http://newenglandarchivists.org/education/education.html#basic

To register, please visit http://tinyurl.com/NEA-Spring2013-Register

In addition to the workshops being offered by the Education Committee, we are happy to offer a free workshop on oral history as a part of the NEA StoryCorps project. The workshop is being conducted by the Worcester Women's Oral History Project on Saturday, March 23, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Hogan Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts. This project is supported by a grant from Mass Humanities. For more information and to register, please visit http://tinyurl.com/NEA-OralHistoryWorkshop.

So You Want to Publish an E-Book?

When: Friday, March 15, 2013, 8:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where: SOM Room 501

The New England Chapter of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (NEASIS&T) presents "So You Want to Publish an Ebook? Tools, Standards, and Metadata for Creation and Innovation!" Digitally publishing your own work is powerful and empowering.  Surprisingly, creating ebooks with text, images, audio and hyperlinks is neither complicated nor expensive.  By using EPUB, anyone can create an ebook, from elementary school students to university instructors. Come hear about an exciting project on open-source online textbook creation, a discussion about the latest EPUB standard which supports wildly innovative e-publishing capabilities, and a demonstration of open-source publishing tools you can use to publish your own creative content. Register here: http://neasist-ebooks.eventbrite.com/.

Program
"Open-Source Online Textbooks"
Speaker: Dustin A. Lewis, H20 Project Manager and Technical Lead
Dustin will introduce us to a new suite of online classroom tools called H2O, developed and provided by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society in collaboration with the Harvard Law School Library. H2O allows professors to freely develop, remix, and share online textbooks under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License.

"Shifting Forward in Digital Publishing: EPUB 3"
Speaker: Nettie Lagace, Associate Director of Programs at NISO
Nettie will provide an overview of EPUB 3, a standard which, while tightly integrated to Web standards, also offers many innovations, including support for rich media, interactivity, global language support, and styling and layout enhancements. EPUB 3 advances capabilities for better accessibility and more and richer metadata, thereby improving discoverability and the user experience.

"Creating Ebooks Using Open-Source Tools"
Speaker: Karie Kirkpatrick, Journals Technology Specialist at The MIT Press
Karie will provide an overview of open-source tools that you can use to convert your PDF or Word document into an ebook-either as an EPUB file or as a Kindle (MOBI) file. This presentation will focus on the PDFMasher conversion tool, the Sigil EPUB interface, and the Calibre ebook management tool.

Agenda
8:15am - 9:00am
Registration/Light Breakfast
9:00am - 9:15am
Welcome/Introduction
9:15am - 10:00am
Dustin A. Louis
10:00am - 10:45am
Nettie Lagace
10:45am - 11:00am
Break
11:00am - 11:45am
Karie Kirkpatrick
11:45am - 12:30pm
Panel Discussion

History of the Book at Harvard

When: Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Robinson Hall, Lower Level Library, Harvard University

Eric Méchoulan (Université de Montréal; Harvard) is talking about "Amicus lector." Event is co-sponsored by the Humanities Center Seminars on Book History and Renaissance Studies.

DigiCamp '13

When: Monday, March 11, 2013, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Where: Bryant University, Krupp Library, Smithfield, RI

The Information Technology Special Interest Group of ACRL New England (http://www.acrlnec.org/) is hosting this conference, which will focus on library technology. If you are interested in hearing about how other libraries use technology, or if you wish to exchange innovative or interesting things in library technology with other librarians, just show up and share. DigiCamp will feature a community-driven format where each session is designed and delivered by you. Even the topics chosen for each session will be chosen by you. This format fosters spontaneous sharing, therefore, no PowerPoints needed, but feel free to come with online examples, as you'll have access to a laptop and projector. The cost is only $10 (to cover food expenses). The registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 22; register here: http://itigdigicamp2013.eventbrite.com/. Only the first 80 registrants will be taken.

History of the Book at Harvard

When: Friday, March 8, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
Where: CGIS-S S-250, Harvard University, 1730 Cambridge St.

Molly Des Jardin (Harvard) is giving a talk titled "Editing Identity: Social Memory, Archives, and Authorship in Japanese Anthologies."

The memorial collection, or ikoshu, compiled by surviving students and disciples, has a long history as an object of memory in the wake of a Japanese figure's death. The first modern anthologies of authors' complete works, or kojin zenshu, inherit from this tradition and serve as both homages to and archives of recently deceased authors at the turn of the twentieth century. They are objects of both mourning and social memory, and play a crucial role in establishing authorial identity and making possible the canonization of these writers in the narrative of Japanese literary history. The complete editions of Meiji authors Higuchi Ichiyo and Kitamura Tokoku are two Meiji memorial collections that played a crucial role in transforming the genre into the modern anthology of complete works as we know it today. This presentation examines the relationship between traditional memorial collections and the modern anthology, the role of social memory, mourning, and the discourse of loss in the construction of authorial identity, and what it means to create an authoritative archive that permanently identifies authors with the groups that compiled them.

History of the Book at Harvard

When: Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Beinecke Library mezzanine, Yale University, 121 Wall St., New Haven, CT

Elizabeth Eisenstein (University of Michigan) is giving a talk titled "Reactions to a New Medium in the Old Millenium." The talk will be followed by a seminar the next day (March 7. Sponsored by the Yale Program in the History of the Book. See map: Google Maps. For more information, visit http://yalebookhistory.com/schedule/.

MSLA Holding Its Annual Conference

When: Sunday, March 3, 2013
Where: Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center, 366 Main St., Sturbridge, MA

The Massachusetts School Library Association is holding its annual conference March 3 and 4. For more information, visit http://maschoolibraries.org/content/view/1046/704/.

Radcliffe Institute's Schlesinger Library Tour

When: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

SCoSAA is hosting a tour of the Radcliffe Institute's Schlesinger Library. To RSVP and learn more, click here: http://scosaaschlesingertour_sp2013.eventbrite.com/. There is no limit to this tour.

History of the Book at Harvard

When: Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Houghton Library Seminar Room, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA

Ben Braude of Boston College is giving a talk titled "A Book and a Chapel: Giovanni Nanni's Anthology of Ancient Frauds and Michelangelo's Sistine Ceiling Frescoes." It is sponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center Seminar on the History of the Book.

History of the Book at Harvard

When: Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Room 133, Barker Center, Harvard University, 12 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA

Michael Gamer (University of Pennsylvania) is giving a talk titled "Re-collection's Intranquility." For more information, visit http://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/content/eighteenth-century-studies.

Resumes Unplugged Webinar

When: Monday, February 25, 2013, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Join LibGig's resume doctor Meredith Lavine to learn about the elements of the resume as it pertains to the library profession. We will review resume styles, format, keywords, how to highlight your skills and experience, and how to tailor it to the major library tracks (academic, public and special). We will also discuss considerations regarding experience, transferable skills, and resumes for the non-library information management professional. Handouts will be provided. Click here to register https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/591342151.

Greg Crane to Speak at MIT

When: Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 5:15 p.m.
Where: MIT E14-633 (New Media Lab), 75 Amherst St.

Greg Crane, founder of Perseus.org, will be giving a speech titled "Automated Methods, Human Understanding and Digital Libraries of Babel."

"Millions of documents produced around the world over more than four thousand years are now available in digital form -- Google Books alone had scanned, by March 2012, more than 20 million books in more than 400 languages. Images of manuscripts, papyri, inscriptions and other non-print sources are also appearing in increasing numbers. But if we have addressed physical access to images of textual sources, we are a long way from providing the intellectual access necessary to understand the written sources that we see. This talk explores the challenges and opportunities as we refashion our study of the past from ethnocentric monolingual conversations into a hyperlingual dialogue among civilizations, where humans work with machines and with each other to communicate and where books do, as Marvin Minksy opined decades ago, talk to each other."

Crane has long been at the forefront of digital humanities, and his current work is at the intersections of humanities, digital textuality, and developing tools to excavate the new sorts of materials now at our disposal. He'll be on a Humbolt Fellowship in computer science next year.

Supreme Judicial Court Archives & Conservation Lab Tour

When: Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where: 3 Pemberton Square, Boston, MA

SCoSAA is hosting a tour of the Supreme Judicial Court Archives & Conservation Lab. To RSVP and learn more, click here: http://scosaasjctour_sp2013.eventbrite.com/. Space is limited for this tour.

15 Free Live Webinars for Librarians in February

When: Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Open Education Database is offering free, live webinars for librarians during the rest of February. For more information, visit http://oedb.org/blogs/ilibrarian/2013/10-free-live-webinars-for-librarians-in-february/.

Crane Talks Digital Humanities

When: Thursday, February 7, 2013, 4:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Where: Thompson Room, Burns Library, Chestnut Hill Campus of Boston College

Please join The Institute for the Liberal Arts and the Boston College University Libraries in welcoming Dr. Gregory Crane to the Burns Library for a talk on Digital Humanities. Registration is required: http://tinyurl.com/gregcrane. Refreshments will follow the talk.

History of the Book at Harvard

When: Thursday, February 7, 2013, 6:00 p.m.
Where: North Bennet Street School, 30 North Bennet St., Boston, MA

Sam Ellenport talks about his 40+ years as a bookbinder and historian and the changes in the craft during his career at "Reflections of a Bookbinder." Today's bookbinders bridge the gap between the traditional craft of producing multiples and the current practice of making unique items while navigating a world in which the transfer of knowledge and information retrieval happens through a constantly advancing world of electronics. Sam makes comparisons between our times and important transformations that occurred during the second half of the 15th century and early 16th century. Ellenport was instrumental in establishing the bookbinding program at North Bennet Street School in Boston, was the first Chair of the New England Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers and is past President of Harcourt Bindery. Ellenport's most recent publication Reflections of Two Craftsmen: Sam Ellenport & Ron Gordon (Boston: Club of Odd Volumes, 2012) was written with Gordon, his former roommate at Amherst College.

Registration here is required. Sponsored by the New England Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers.

History of the Book at Harvard

When: Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Beinecke Library mezzanine, Yale University

Roger Chartier (EHESS; Collège de France; UPenn) is giving a talk titled "Author's Hand and Printer's Mind in Early Modern Europe." Sponsored by the Yale Program in the History of the Book. For more information, visit http://yalebookhistory.com/schedule/.

Following this talk, there will be a seminar discussion on this topic on February 7 from 5 p.m. - 6:30 pm. in Room 38 of the Beinecke Library.

NEASIS&T Winter Meet-Up

When: Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Where: MIT Pappalardo Room (Bldg 4-349)

NEASIS&T's Winter Meet-Up will focus on "The Book as iPad App: iBooks Author." iBooks Author is a free ebook authoring tool by Apple that runs on the Mac platform. It enables easy creation of interactive ebooks that can be sold or offered for free through Apple's iBooks store. Nicole Hennig will talk about some titles created with the iBooks Author app, show the interface and how it works and discuss why this is of interest to those looking to create interactive books. Refreshments and networking will be from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and the talk is from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The event is free, but registration is required here.

New England Archivists Social

When: Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Where: Audubon Circle Bar and Restaurant, 838 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

Members of SCoSAA are meeting to hang out with archivist peers and do some low-key networking with some local professionals of the NEA. This is a informal social event, so everyone will be responsible for their own drink. Here are directions to the restaurant.

Cloth Bookbinding in the 19th Century Workshop at Harvard

When: Thursday, January 24, 2013, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Houghton Library, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA

Todd Pattison (Collections Conservator for the Harvard College Library) will direct participants in an examination of the history of cloth case bookbinding in the 19th century. The 19th century was arguably the most dynamic time period for the binding industry since the 15th century. The workshop will focus on the bibliographic significance of the case binding, the introduction of cloth as a binding material, all elements of decoration, and the emergence of women as not only consumers but also workers in the bookbinding industry. Enrollment limited to 15. Those interested must register by January 4, 2013, with Monique Duhaime by emailing duhaime@fas.harvard.edu.

Graphic Techniques Workshop at Harvard

When: Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Houghton Library, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA

As part of Harvard's January term, Houghton Library will be again offering presentations, classes, and workshops to build techniques for dealing with books as physical objects. Under the guidance of Hope Mayo (Philip Hofer Curator of Printing and Graphic Arts, Houghton) and Caroline Duroselle-Melish (Assistant Curator of Printing and Graphic Arts, Houghton), participants will learn the differences between the various techniques used historically for printing pictures -- woodcut, engraving, etching, wood engraving, lithography, and half-tone, as well as how to identify prints made by each process. Enrollment limited to 15. Those interested must register by January 4, 2013, with Monique Duhaime by emailing duhaime@fas.harvard.edu.

Printing Workshop at Harvard

When: Thursday, January 17, 2013, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Houghton Library, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA

As part of Harvard's January term, Houghton Library will be again offering presentations, classes, and workshops to build techniques for dealing with books as physical objects. Hope Mayo, Houghton's Philip Hofer Curator of Printing and Graphic Arts, will discuss the history and technology of printing from moveable type to the present. Participants will set type and, using an iron handpress, print a keepsake to keep with them. Enrollment limited to 12. Those interested must register by January 4, 2013, with Monique Duhaime by emailing duhaime@fas.harvard.edu.

History of the Book at Harvard

When: Thursday, January 17, 2013, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Beinecke Library, Room 38, 121 Wall Street, New Haven, CT

Aaron Pratt of Yale is presenting a seminar titled "Buying Playbooks in Early Modern England." For the pre-circulated paper, please contact aaron.pratt@yale.edu or kathryn.james@yale.edu.

Introduction to Bibliography Workshop at Harvard

When: Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Houghton Library, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA

As part of Harvard's January term, Houghton Library will be again offering presentations, classes, and workshops to build techniques for dealing with books as physical objects. "Introduction to Bibliography" will offer participants a quick survey of the principles and practice of analytical bibligoraphy, the significance of textual analsis, and the importance of the study of the history of the book. Enrollment limited to 15. Those interested must register by January 4, 2013 with Monique Duhaime by emailing duhaime@fas.harvard.edu.

128th Annual MLA Convention

When: Thursday, January 3, 2013
Where: Hynes Convention Center or Sheraton Boston

The Modern Literature Association's 128th annual convention will take place in Boston in 2013, beginning on Thursday, January 3rd, and ending on Sunday, January, 6th. Most events will take place in the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Center or in the Sheraton Boston. All MLA members and others involved in the study or teaching of language and literature must register for the convention to participate in or attend meetings, visit the exhibit hall, take part in job interviews, or reserve hotel rooms at special MLA rates. For more information, visit http://www.mla.org/convention.

For a list of MLA sessions related to book history, please see the following (courtesy of Sarah Werner): http://sarahwerner.net/blog/index.php/mla-2013-book-history-sessions.

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