LIS Community Events
NE-ASIST Meetup: Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Libraries and Privacy in the Digital Age
When: Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 5:30pm to 7pm
Where: Kendall Sq, Cambridge MA
The New England Chapter of the Association for Information Science & Technology hosts seasonal meetups where information professionals -- and students -- can discuss hot topics and share their knowledge. It's ok if you're not a tech expert -- we like talking to everyone! Save the date: the evening of March 5, in Kendall Square. I hope we'll see you there; details below.
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Libraries and Privacy in the Digital Age
Join us for an informal and lively discussion on the issue of privacy in the digital age. Historically, libraries have been staunch defenders of patron privacy. But in an era when citizens routinely share their information, particularly in the digital realm, in order to receive tailored book and movie recommendations and targeted services, are libraries standing in the way of their own progress? Could libraries track patron information for good, rather than evil?
Food for thought:
· ALA Code of Ethics
· Balancing Privacy and Innovation: Reinventing Libraries, a Library Journal article by Joseph Janes
· As Libraries Go Digital, a Chronicle article by Marc Perry
· Digital Rights and Wrongs, video by MIT Professor Alex Pentland
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 5:30pm to 7pm
Watering Hole (TBD)
For more information, contact email@example.com.
2014 Massachusetts School Library Association Conference: "Connecting, Creating, Caring: The School Library as a Third Place"
When: Saturday, March 8, 2014
Where: Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis, 35 Scudder Avenue, Hyannis, MA
Saturday, March 8
NESLA Pre-Conference: Nonfiction Matters and the Common Core State Standards
Sunday and Monday, March 9 and 10
Connecting, Creating, Caring: The School Library as a Third Place
SUNDAY Author Spectacular:
2-3:00 PM Bookmark Judging | 3-4:00 PM Author Showcase | 4-6:00 PM Author Meet & Greet
For more information visit: http://maschoolibraries.org/content/view/455/225/
Public Library Association 2014 Conference, March 11-14
When: Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Where: Indianapolis, Indiana
Register now for PLA 2014! The biennial PLA Conference holds a reputation for excellence as the largest conference devoted to public library professionals. The multi-day event offers nearly 200 top-quality education programs, social events that include author luncheons and networking receptions, and a bustling exhibits hall featuring the latest in products and services.
Information Technology Interest Group (ITIG) DigiCamp 2014
When: Friday, March 14, 2014, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Where: Lefavour Hall, Kotzen Room, Simmons College, Boston MA
The Information Technology Interest Group (ITIG), a special interest group of the ACRL New England Chapter, will be holding its annual "unconference" called DigiCamp again! And this time it's in Boston!
Please join us on Friday, March 14, 2014 for a full gourmet breakfast followed by a morning of technology sharing and learning. We'll even be having an optional afternoon activity to a makerspace!
To learn more and register, see: http://digicamp2014.eventbrite.com
For questions, contact: Kieran Ayton / firstname.lastname@example.org
Massachusetts Health Science Libraries Network (MAHSLIN/BBLC) program: Innovation on a Shoestring: High Impact Ideas for a Limited Budget
When: Friday, March 14, 2014, 9:30 am — 2:00 pm
Where: Olin College, Needham MA
The next MAHSLIN/BBLC program is scheduled for Friday, March 14th (I'm sure all the snow days will be behind us by then). Our theme is "Innovation on a Shoestring: High Impact Ideas for a Limited Budget".
Friday, March 14, 2014 (9:30 — 2:00)
Olin College, Needham, Crescent Room in the Campus Center
Directions to Olin and Campus Map
We have some exciting speakers and hope you will join us at Olin College:
9:30 — 10:30 Brandy King will discuss how to use social media professionally. Not sure how a Twitter chat works or how to maximize your use of LinkedIn…she will enlighten us.
10:30 — 11:30 Kate Donovan has worked at the Apple "genius" bar and will show us two great (free) Mac products. The first allows you to write a book (literature search training anyone?) and the second is a way to create a magazine using Flipboard. Both are fun and will "wow" your library patrons.
11:40 — 12:40 Patricia Anderson and Kimberley Barker will be joining us via Skype to talk about how their libraries brought 3D printing to their users.
Registration deadline is Friday, March 7th
This program is free for all MAHSLIN or consortia members. If you do not belong to either, the fee is $25. Click here for registration information.
New England Archivists' Roundtable for Early Professionals and Students at NEA 2014
When: Friday, March 21, 2014, 12-12:45 p.m.
Where: Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Ballroom (NEA conference site), Portsmouth, NH
Are you a member of the New England Archivists' Roundtable for Early Professionals and Students (REPS) or interested in joining? If so, we're pleased to invite you to our first annual roundtable meeting during the NEA Spring 2014 Meeting in Portsmouth, NH.
Day: Friday, March 21, 2014
Time: Noon to 12:45 p.m.
Place: Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Ballroom (NEA conference site), Portsmouth, NH
Please bring a lunch (restaurants are nearby!) and join us as we recap a fantastic first year of REPS activities, introduce our new officers, and look forward to an exciting Year 2. This is a great opportunity to network with fellow beginning archivists from around New England and learn what REPS is all about. Questions? Check out the meeting announcement on the REPS website, and get in touch with the REPS co-chairs at email@example.com.
18th Annual Berkeley Center for Law and Technology Symposium: The Next Great Copyright Act
When: Friday, April 4, 2014
Where: The Claremont Hotel, Berkeley CA
In March of 2013 Maria Pallante, the Register of the U.S. Copyright Office, expressed her interest in working toward a comprehensive revision of U.S. copyright law, which she has optimistically called "the next great copyright act." Congressman Goodlatte, chair of the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet of the House Judiciary Committee, has decided to explore this idea by holding a series of hearings about copyright reform issues. The Department of Commerce has recently published a Green Paper about the need for some updates to U.S. copyright law. Although the drafters of the Copyright Act of 1976 hoped that this legislation would prove to be flexible and forward-looking enough to serve the country well over time, consensus has been building in recent years that the current law needs an overhaul so that it is more comprehensible and provides a better framework for enabling copyright law to adapt to the challenges posed by emergent technologies. This conference will bring together scholars, policymakers, and representatives of various stakeholder groups to consider what changes would make for a next great copyright act.
Visit here to learn more.
The 8th Annual Digital Commonwealth Conference: "Practically Digital: Doing What it Takes"
When: Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Hogan Center, Holy Cross College, Worcester MA
We are excited to announce that the 8th annual Digital Commonwealth conference will take place on Tuesday, April 8th at the Hogan Center at Holy Cross. This one-day conference will feature keynote addresses by two nationally-known speakers, as well as breakout session on a variety of topics.
Melissa Levine, the Lead Copyright Officer from the University of Michigan Library, will speak about copyright issues. Liz Bishoff, of the Bishoff Group and previously the Executive Director of the Colorado Digitization Project, will discuss statewide and regional digital collaboratives and the need for sustainability planning.
Planned breakout session topics include audience engagement and crowdsourcing, conservation and digitization, online exhibits and lightning round presentations from Digital Commonwealth members. For additional information and to register, visit the conference website: http://members.digitalcommonwealth.org/events?eventId=856673&EventViewMode=EventDetail
New England Technical Services Librarians 2014 Annual Spring Conference: "Coming Up Roses: Growing Towards The Future"
When: Friday, April 11, 2014
Where: College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
Got an innovating idea, project, or technology? Share it with New England Technical Services Librarians (NETSL — http://netsl.wordpress.com) at our 2014 Annual Spring Conference, "Coming Up Roses: Growing Towards The Future".
NETSL seeks forward-thinking proposals in all areas related to technical services librarianship: acquisitions, cataloging, serials, electronic resources, and preservation in academic, public, and special libraries. Participants are strongly encouraged to think about innovative services that meet current challenges in technical services, and how we are leaders of change within technical services and in our libraries as a whole.
Our 2014 Annual Spring Conference will focus on how technical services librarians are increasingly asked to adapt and change in relation to quickly changing trends and current and future users' needs. How do we cultivate these trends to improve and/or create better services that meet the challenges we face today and tomorrow?
Participants are invited to submit proposals for breakout presentations, posters show and tell for our poster session, and lightning talks. Breakouts are a full one hour presentation. Posters show and tell will last an hour. Lightning talks are approximately 6-15 minutes in length where each presenter speaks one after another. Questions and answers follow the end of the breakout session presentation and the end of all the lightning talks but occur throughout the poster session.
Click HERE to get to registration form on the NELA website. (The NETSL Conference web page is in the process of being updated.)
Bending Boundaries: Libraries as Publishers
When: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 9 am - 3 pm
Where: DCU Center, Worcester MA
Stand in the eye of the storm! This full-day conference will bravely risk the turbulence of the publishing world to identify library responses and/or the challenges it represents.
The day's events will include an opening keynote from Emerson professor John Rodzvilla speaking on "Digital Disruptions: The Intersection of Libraries and Publishers in the information age". Ignite sessions presented by nine of your fellow Massachusetts librarians, a writing workshop, networking, and a panel on Libraries as Publishers. There will be some exciting hallway activities to participate in during breaks including, Scan and Share, MassLibs, and a look at Biblioboard Creator. The day will conclude with a closing keynote from author Brent Hartinger called "The Scary, Exciting, Horrible, Wonderful Future of Publishing!"
The products of this conference will be published as a Bending Boundaries anthology in the state-wide eBook collection. See full description for additional details on how your library can contribute to this publication.
This conference will provide opportunities to learn, participate, and network.
Registration is open to all staff of the Massachusetts Library System membership. Participation is free of charge but because space is limited, you must register in advance. Parking validation and lunch will be provided.Register now.
2014 ACRL/NEC Annual Conference: We're All in This Together: Strengthening Librarians through Professional Development
When: Friday, May 9, 2014
Where: College of Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
The Association of College and Research Libraries - New England Chapter (ACRL/NEC) announces its Spring 2014 Conference!
We're All in This Together: Strengthening Librarians through Professional Development
Friday, May 9, 2014 @ College of Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
The job of an academic librarian involves supporting students and faculty in their varied academic pursuits. Our focus is on their needs; but to be successful, we must also focus on our needs. We best serve our constituents by being the best librarians we can be, but prioritizing and planning for our own professional development and growth is not always easy. How do we accomplish this?
Join us at the 2014 ACRL/NEC Annual Conference as we share ways to manage our professional development. Innovative presentation, workshops and panel discussions will cover such topics as, how to better connect library school students and new graduates with mentors within the profession; how to manage, communicate and adapt in a diverse work environment; how to become published; how to become library leaders.
Keynote speakers for 2014 are Susanne Markgren and Tiffany Eatman Allen, authors of Career Q&A: A Librarian's Real-life, Practical Guide to Managing a Successful Career.
Treat yourself to some quality "Me Time" on May 9th, at the 2014 ACRL/NEC Annual Conference.
Register at: http://2014annual.eventbrite.com/
To attend the Virtual Conference from Maine or Vermont, register at: http://2014virtualannual.eventbrite.com/
Lowell Lecture: Different Paths to Reading Panel Discussion
When: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 6 -7 pm
Where: Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library (Copley), Boston MA
Moderator Cathryn Mercier serves as Director of the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College and the Director of the Children's Literature graduate degree programs and has held a variety of roles with the college since 1985.
Alexandra Kennedy is the Executive Director of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts, an art museum that celebrates picture books from around the world and offers educational programs that promote arts integration and literacy.
Sonia Nieto is the Professor Emerita of Language, Literacy, and Culture for the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her research focuses on multicultural education, teacher education, and the education of Latinos, immigrants, and other students of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Grace Lin is the author and illustrator of picture books, early readers, and middle grade novels. Lin's 2010 Newbery Honor book Where the Mountain Meets the Moon was chosen for Al Roker's TODAY show Kid's Book Club and was a New York Times bestseller. Ling & Ting, her first early reader, was honored with the Theodor Geisel Honor in 2011.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Seating in Rabb Lecture Hall is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. No advance reservations are available.
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