Monday, August 31, 2009

MPLA Leadership Institute

As posted to LIBSUP-L:
For those in the MPLA states (Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming), MPLA is finally recognizing that library leaders do not always have an MLS degree and have removed that requirement for attending their Leadership institute.

I would encourage non-MLS leaders in the region to consider this opportunity. MPLA needs to see that support staff are interested and would benefit from the program. I've included the information about the program below.


The application for the Mountain Plains Library Association 2010 Leadership Institute is now online. This 7th MPLA Institute will be held April 25-30 in Estes Park, Colorado. It will again be facilitated by nationally known organizational development consultant Maureen Sullivan.

Anyone employed in a library in the MPLA region with a minimum of 5 years in a library-related job with progressive experience is invited to apply. Education requirements of previous institutes have been removed.

What past participants have said:

-- The Institute was one of the most amazing experiences that I have ever participated in during my lifetime.
-- The most invigorating program I've ever attended
-- I discovered insights about myself that should not only make me a better leader but also a better librarian and a better person.

Find more information at

Application form at

If you have questions please contact Institute Coordinator Judy Zelenski, , or Leadership Institute Committee Chair Dan Stanton, .

Kent Slade
Highland City Library

Sunday, August 30, 2009

CONTENTdm Conference in Madison

Is it conference season or what??? Good conference to attend if you're interested in metadata and digitization projects. Lots of historical materials being digitized these days...


Registration is open for the 2nd Annual Upper Midwest CONTENTdm User Group Meeting!

The 2nd Annual Upper Midwest CONTENTdm User Group Meeting will be held at the Pyle Center on the campus of the University of Wisconsin, Madison - October 29-30, 2009. This is a great event to attend for those interested in digitization. For registration, the agenda, hotel information and more, please go to:

Note: the links to online registration and accommodations are located on the right side of the webpage. Please register and reserve your hotel early. Hotel blocks will be held through September 30 only.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

ALA Midwinter in Boston!

The 2010 ALA Midwinter Meeting, January 15-19, 2010
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
415 Summer Street, Boston, Massachusetts

Bundled Registration will open September 1, 2009

Once again ALA is offering a special bundled price on the Midwinter Meeting and the Annual Conference if you register for BOTH events during the month of September. You can save 20% over the advance registration price you would pay if you bought each event separately! See the registration page for more information.

What Is Included With Your Registration?

* Over 200 discussion groups covering a variety of hot topics
* Over 2000 committee meetings and events
* Entrance to the Exhibits, including the Opening Reception and the Technology Showcase
* The ALA President's Program
* The Author Forum
* The Arthur Curley Memorial Lecture
* The Sunrise Speaker Series

If you have any problems or questions about registration please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-974-3084.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Minnesota Indian Education Association (MIEA) Conference

If you are interested in education for Native Americans, consider attending this conference. The library community is particularly welcomed.

Minnesota Indian Education Association (MIEA) Conference

October 7-8, 2009


Mahnomen, MN

25th anniversary conference: 25 Years of Woven Dreams, to be held at Shooting Star Events Center, Mahnomen, MN


Past Board of Directors Panel at General Assembly

Life Time Achievement Recognition

Educational & culturally relevant workshops/Presentations

Knowledge Bowl

Hand Ball Contest

Silent Auction

Pow wow

Awards Banquet

Scope: All aspects of Indian education

Audience: Open to all interested in Indian education

Workshop proposals are invited through August 31 or until schedule is full.

Web links for program proposals:

For further information, visit

Registration forms:


Bernice Belgarde, Chairperson - 218-444-0512; cell: 701-361-2646

Luann Frazer, Vice Chairperson - 218-556-7512

Donna Norquay, Secretary

Steve Briggs, Treasurer - 218-324-0952,

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Grey Literature Conference

"Grey literature," generally research that is published through non-traditional means often with limited distribution, is an important and often missed part of our knowledge base. If you're interested in issues around grey literature, you may want to pay attention to what goes on at this conference.
Eleventh International Conference on Grey Literature, 14-15 December 2009,

Washington D.C. USA hosted by FLICC-FEDLINK in the Library of Congress

Early registration is recommended for 7 good reasons:

1. Guarantee your attendance at this international S&T event

2. Secure your choice of post-conference tour

3. Take advantage of eligible reductions on conference fees

4. Profit from specially quoted hotel rates

5. Help sponsor a LIS student’s conference attendance

6. Chance to win two invitations to the Pre-Conference Award Dinner

7. And, avoid the $75 surcharge

More details visit the GL11 Conference site below,

GL11 Program and Conference Bureau
Javastraat 194-HS
1095 CP Amsterdam

T/F +31-(0)20 331 2420

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Dublin Core Conference

To those of you hard-core conference-goers, here's one coming up in Seoul, Korea:

DC-2009 Registration Now Open

International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications:
"Semantic Interoperability of Linked Data"

12-16 October 2009, Seoul, Korea

We would like to inform you that DC-2009 registration is now open.

You can access directly the registration form by visiting

More information is below.

We are looking forward seeing you in Seoul.

Best regards,

Publicity Committee Chairs,
Oknam Park

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Lars Steltzner Scholarship

Great scholarship to apply for if you want some $$$ to support your trip to the Minnesota Library Association conference in October!


Reminder! The deadline to apply for the Metronet Lars Steltzner Scholarship is Tuesday, September 1 for events between 10/1/09 and 9/30/10.

This scholarship is in honor of Lars Steltzner, who was a great asset to the Metronet Governing Board and was a true believer in libraries of all types and believed that if one library is strengthened, all are stronger. This scholarship of $500 may be used for expenses for a continuing library education event or a national or local conference. Recipients are eligible to receive the scholarship once in their career.

Visit to find the scholarship guidelines and application form.

Contact the Metronet office with any questions at

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Cataloging Volunteer Opportunity in NY

Cataloging Assistant volunteer position available at The Morgan Library & Museum (NYC)

The Collection Information Systems Department of The Morgan Library & Museum is seeking volunteers to assist in various cataloging activities.

Reporting to the Head of Cataloging and Database Maintenance, the Cataloging Assistant will create and update records in CORSAIR, the Morgan’s online collections catalog, in OCLC’s WorldCat, and in the local collection management system. The Cataloging Assistant will also assist the Department of Collection Information Systems in gathering and standardizing metadata about collection items, such as exhibition histories and bibliographies. Training will be provided as needed.

Library cataloging background is preferred, including experience with the MARC format, AACR2, authority control, online library systems in general, and OCLC’s Connexion client. Other computer skills, such as experience with Microsoft Access, and knowledge of foreign languages, are appreciated. Work involves sitting at a computer terminal and typing for extended periods of time. Applicant is expected to work independently as well as part of a team.
The Morgan welcomes inquiries from qualified candidates. Please contact Jane Lattes, Director of Volunteer Services by phone at 212-590-0327, or by e-mail at In your e-mail, please be sure to include your phone number and best times to reach you.

Elizabeth O'Keefe

Elizabeth O'Keefe
Director of Collection Information Systems
The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016-3405

TEL: 212 590-0380
FAX: 212-768-5680
Visit CORSAIR, the Library’s comprehensive collections catalog, now on
the web at

Monday, August 3, 2009

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