2015 Miriam Braverman Prize Call for Papers

The Braverman Prize is an award given each year by the Progressive Librarians Guild (PLG) for the best graduate student essay about some aspect of the social responsibilities of librarians, libraries, or librarianship. The 2015 Braverman Prize includes a $500 stipend for travel expenses to the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA, and publication of the winning essay in the Summer 2015 issue of Progressive Librarian. Our award announcements recognize both the winner and their LIS program.

The call for submissions is available at http://connect.ala.org/node/236810.

The contest offers an excellent opportunity for socially-minded, politically conscious LIS students to make a mark in the field by getting published and interacting with librarians and other library students.

Please feel free to contact Kelly (kelly-mcelroy@uiowa.edu; 541-737-3495) or Megan Browndorf (mbrowndorf@towson.edu; 410-704-6075) by e-mail or phone if you have any questions about the contest.

DMIL Student Update: Student Opportunities with Impending Deadlines

Applications open for 2015 Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) Conable Conference Scholarship — Deadline: Friday, April 3, 2015 — http://military.sla.org/applications-open-for-2015-freedom-to-read-foundation-ftrf-conable-conference-scholarship-deadline-friday-april-3-2015/

Virginia Tech – Diversity Alliance Residency Program — Resident Librarian – Review Date: 04/03/2015 — http://military.sla.org/virginia-tech-diversity-alliance-residency-program-resident-librarian-review-date-04032015/

Framework for Information Literacy Workshop at Capilano Unversity

Save the date!

Capilano University, in partnership with BCLA’s Academic Librarians Section, is hosting a one-day workshop on the new ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education. The workshop will take place on May 1, 2015 at Capilano University in North Vancouver.

Through presentations, small-group work, and individual planning and reflection, the workshop will open up conversation around the following questions:
• What theoretical concepts guided the creation of the new Framework?
• How does the Framework compare to the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education (2000)?
• What are the six “frames”?
• What are the first steps to implementing the Framework in our institutions?
• How will this impact student learning outcomes and the way we teach our classes?
• What new opportunities for collaboration and project work will the new Framework present?
• As a community of practice, what is our commitment to the Framework and its role in teaching and learning?
This workshop is open to practitioners and students from across the information professions, and registration information will be available shortly. Space will be limited to 40 participants.

We are also seeking event collaborators and one presenter for each of the six frames. To participate, please contact Jocelyn Hallman, Teaching and Learning Librarian at Capilano University, at jocelynhallman@capilanou.ca.

Call for Paper – International Journal of Academic Library and Information Science

The International Journal of Academic Library and Information Science IJALIS is currently accepting manuscripts for publication. IJALIS publishes high-quality solicited and unsolicited articles, in all areas of the subject such as:

Indexing styles
Information technology
Database management
Research methods etc.

All articles published in IJALIS will be peer-reviewed.

Our objective is to inform authors of the decision on their manuscript within two weeks of submission.

Following acceptance, a paper will normally be published in the next available issue.
Call for papers

One key request of researchers across the world is open access to research publications. The International Journal of Academic Library and Information Science IJALIS is fully committed to providing free access to all articles as soon as they are published. We ask you to support this initiative by publishing your papers in these journals.

Instruction for author and other details are available on our website

Prospective author(s) should submit their complete manuscript online via email attachment to E-mail: ijalis@academicresearchjournals.org
and also

copy this E-mail: academicresearchjournalsijalis@yahoo.com

BC Library Conference now open for registration!

Welcome to the BC Library Conference!
We have now opened registration and have published the conference program!
This year’s conference theme is Creative Communities. Five streams were chosen to help describe the conference content and support the theme: access, evidence, activism, place, and work. We believe the streams are areas of shared and necessary interest for everyone in all libraries.
Conference Dates and Place:
Wednesday May 20th to Friday May22nd.
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
(Easily accessible using the Canada Line, Richmond-Brighouse stop)
As of today, Tuesday March10th, the BC Library Conference is open for Early Registration!
Early Registration runs from March 10th to April 14th.

For the full conference program: http://bclaconnect.ca/2015-conference/?page_id=171

For Conference Registration: http://bclibraryconf.eventbrite.com/?aff=bclalist

For Hotel reservations: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/booking/reservation?id=1410179104&key=A36B64E

For FAQs (always good to check out first!): http://bclaconnect.ca/2015-conference/?page_id=395

The Opening Keynote Speaker for this year’s conference is Veda Hille. Veda is a well-known performer in Vancouver and across Canada. She is a classically trained pianist, performance curator, singer, performer and artist. Veda’s work follows two streams: songs and records she initiates herself, and songs commissioned for theatre, dance and special events. A recent success is the musical “Do you Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata“ written with Bill Richardson and Amiel Gladstone. Veda was announced as the 2015 Artist-in-Residence at the Arts Club Theatre. Keeping with the BC Library Conference theme, Veda will talk about the creative process both as an individual and as part of larger groups and environments. We are also hoping she will sing! For more information about Veda Hille:

On Thursday night the conference hosts the plenary session: Free Speech: Debate, Discussion, and Dissent. The panel includes Dale Askey, Anne Cameron and Micheal Vonn and is moderated by Gwen Bird. How do we protect free speech and dissent today? What are the implications of Bill C-51 and the “war on terror”? How do we avoid the trap of using the call for free speech to deprive others of their rights and freedoms? What can we do as librarians and library staff to ensure that we understand what we mean when we talk about free speech? We hope this session continues many discussions and debates we are currently having in the library community and in our society at large.

Brian Campbell will receive the 2015 CLA Advancement of Intellectual Freedom Award at the beginning of the plenary.

We hope to confirm the closing keynote speaker in the coming weeks and will make a special announcement with details as soon as we do so!

We look forward to seeing you at the 2015 BC Library Conference!

Book and Paper Restoration in Italy

The San Gemini Preservation Studies Program, now in its 16th year, in particular about two courses we offer on paper and on book bindings restoration:

Introduction to the Restoration of Book Bindings in Italy
Monday, July 13th thru Friday, August 7th (4 weeks)
This program provides an overview of book conservation looking at the book as a three-dimensional structure. Students are introduced to the history and evolution of western book making, from the birth of the book as we see it today (the codex), a completely hand made object, to modern, highly industrialized, book making processes.

The program, involving both classroom lectures and a workshop, is organized in two parts. The first part covers the history of book craftsmanship and materials, with students creating 4 facsimiles based on historical bookbinding methods. The second part of the program focuses on the conservation / preservation of bound material, from the implementation of handling best practices and environmental control to more practical restoration techniques. The students will participate in implementing various conservative measures on the material housed in the Historic Archives of the City of San Gemini during workshop classes, examining and re-housing originals dating back to the XV century. Last year, students took part in a field trip to the Vatican Library.

The program is aimed at two types of students: those planning to become book conservators, and those requiring better knowledge about care of books and bound material in libraries, archives or museums. For those planning for a career as book conservators, this is a good introduction to the field that will require further education. For those planning to manage book collections or archives, it is a good overview of the field and offers insight and experience on how to manage the safe storage, to deal with access and best practices within public collections and to have a better understanding about conservation of library material in general.

To learn more about this course, please review the syllabus, which you can see on our WEBSITE.

Introduction to Restoration of Paper in Books and Archival Documents
Monday, July 13th thru Friday, August 7th (4 weeks)
This program provides an overview of the field of restoration of paper media at a theoretical level with lectures and hands-on experience in a workshop. It includes instruction on the nature and history of paper, the traditional methods of paper making, printing, book binding, the processes of deterioration, and the various methods of conservation and restoration of paper, books and artwork on paper. The workshop gives students a chance to work on paper material from printed books and original manuscripts that date from the 16th to the 19th Centuries, including a field project restoring paper documents from the San Gemini Historic Archives. Students also take part in a field trip to Fabriano.

The program is aimed at two types of student: those planning to become restorers, and those planning to manage paper-based resources in libraries, archives or museums. For those planning on a career as a restorer, this is a good introduction to the field that will need to be followed by further education. For those planning to manage paper-based resources, it is a good overview of the field and offers insight and experience on how to manage the safe storage and conservation of paper materials.

To learn more about this course, please review the syllabus, which you can visit our WEBSITE.

Reminder: Summer Image Management Institute (SEI)

This is a reminder that registration is currently open for SEI 2015.To sign up, please visit the SEI website: http://seiworkshop.org/registration/

In its twelfth year as a joint program between the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF), SEI 2105 will be held at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign from June 9-12, 2015.

SEI (Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management) is an intensive workshop featuring a curriculum that specifically addresses the requirements of today’s professional, including hands-on and lecture modules. Expert instructors cover intellectual property rights, the digital lifecycle, metadata and cataloging, essential tools of image management, digital preservation, and uses of images in digital humanities.

The SEI curriculum is especially suited to information professionals new to the field and those currently enrolled in library schools who wish to gain image management training, as well as more experienced professionals eager to respond to fast-changing technological advancements and job requirements. Individuals with a range of professional roles have benefited from past SEIs, including visual resources professionals, university and public librarians, archivists, and museum professionals responsible for image rights and reproductions. Recent graduates have noted: “SEI was enormously helpful, since I’ve never actually worked in visual resources”; and “. . . useful in showing me the range of the field, and what I might encounter in a different position.”

More information about SEI, including curriculum and instructors, can be found on the workshop website. Please feel free to contact the SEI co-chairs, Meghan Musolff (musolffm@umich.edu) or Greta Bahnemann (bahne002@umn.edu) with any questions. Reduced tuition is offered to VRA and ARLIS/NA members.

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ALS Outstanding Contribution Award: Call for Nominations

Established in 2002, the Academic Librarians Section (ALS) Outstanding Contribution Award is presented to an academic librarian, or team of same, whose outstanding contribution has made a real difference to students, faculty, or colleagues in British Columbia.

The award will be presented at this year’s BCLA AGM on May 23rd, 2015. ALS will also publicize the award winner and nominees in appropriate media and in a letter to the award winner’s institution.

All nominations submitted by April 2nd, 2015 will be considered by the ALS Award Committee for the current year’s award.

Nominees or their institutions are required to be BCLA members.

Nomination forms can be downloaded from the ALS Award page and submitted via email to Adam Farrell at adam.farrell@acsenda.com

Please be sure to include the following information in your nomination:
• Name of nominator
• Name of nominee
• Project or reason for nomination
• Contact information for nominator in case we need to follow up

Criteria for nomination could include:
• Demonstrated (through example and/or statistics) impact on students, colleagues, or the library
• Demonstrated collaboration with colleagues or other institutions
• Worthy of inspiring similar efforts within the profession

Your 2015 ALS Awards Committee
• Amber Saundry – UBC
• Megan Sorenson – SFU
• Jenna Thomson – SFU
• Mary-Anne MacDougall – UFV
• Roen Janyk – Okanagan College
• Adam Farrell – Acsenda School of Management (Chair)

CLA Student Article Award


The contest is open to all students registered in, or recently graduated from, a Canadian library school, a library technician program, an information science program (including distance education programs), or faculty of education library program.

Registered students may be full or part time; graduates should have completed their studies within one year of the competition’s closing date of March 31, annually. Articles submitted must be written while the student is enrolled in a program of study, or within one year of graduation.

Each contestant must submit a faculty member’s statement attesting to the fact that the article fulfills the above requirements.

Multiple-author papers are eligible, but in the event such a paper is selected, only one prize will be awarded.

Submissions may be in English or French.


$200 choice of CLA/ALA publications.

The winning article will be published in Feliciter, the magazine of the Canadian Library Association/Association canadienne des bibliothèques. (Winning articles in French would appear in both official languages).

Content and Style

Articles should discuss, analyse or evaluate, in a clear and readable style, timely issues in librarianship or information science. Conclusions and premises should follow logically, and statements should be supported. Essays or term papers should be reworked into an article suitable for publication. The style should be informal but informative. References, if required, should be drawn from Canadian sources as much as possible and follow CL’s style sheet, and also available from the CLA Office at (613) 232.9625 ext. 322 or e-mail: info@cla.ca.


All manuscripts must be the original, unpublished work of the contestant(s). Entries must be submitted exclusively to the Canadian Library Association/Association canadienne des bibliothèques during the competition period.

Format for Submission

Manuscript length should be between 1,000 and 1,500 words, typewritten on 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper, double spaced, with generous margins. One copy should be submitted electronically to the following address, no later than March 31, annually.

Email to:

CLA Student Article Award

Canadian Library Association
1150 Morrison Drive
Suite 400
Ottawa, ON K2H 8S9

Tel: (613) 232-9625
Fax: (613) 563-9895
e-mail: info@cla.ca

Please Note: Include a separate page containing the following information: Full title of entry; name of the author(s); home address and telephone number; name of the program in which author(s) is/are registered; and a faculty member’s verification. This should be on letterhead of the institution in which author(s) is/are registered.

A panel of judges will read and evaluate all entries; additional evaluators may be called upon to assess submissions in French.

Judges look for originality; value and relevance of the information presented; consistency and accuracy; style and readability; and suitability for publication. If, in the opinion of the judges, no article submitted satisfies these criteria, the panel reserves the right to not select a winner.


View a list of Past Winners

See link at http://www.cla.ca/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Student_Article_Award&Template=/CM/HTMLDisplay.cfm&ContentID=12376

DMIL (Military Libraries Division of SLA) Student Liaison Coordinator Update 02272015

Job Search Training
1. Job Search Workshop, Join in 3/21! — http://military.sla.org/job-search-workshop-join-in-321/
2. National Digital Stewardship Residency Programs in Boston and New York. Deadline Friday, May 8th, 2015 — http://military.sla.org/national-digital-stewardship-residency-programs-in-boston-and-new-york-deadline-friday-may-8th-2015/
3. Information Resources Center Intern Needed (Spring 2015). Available now. — http://military.sla.org/information-resources-center-intern-needed-spring-2015-available-now/
4. OCLC Research Diversity Fellow Position. Open until filled. — http://military.sla.org/oclc-research-diversity-fellow-position/
5. Residency position open at Towson. Preference given to applications received by March 22, 2015. — http://military.sla.org/residency-position-open-at-towson-preference-given-to-applications-received-by-march-22-2015/

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