We are happy to celebrate the recipients of CMLE Scholarships from Fiscal Year 2017! We are so glad they took advantage of our scholarship program in order to attend several different conferences, which you can read about from the links below.
If you are planning on doing some professional development next year by attending conferences or taking part in continuing education, we invite you to apply for a CMLE Scholarship! More information can be found here. If you are looking for some Continuing Education opportunities, make sure to check out our Google Calendar.
Read about our CMLE Scholarship recipients from Fiscal Year 2017 below:
As we near the end of this fiscal year, we encourage you to think ahead to Continuing Education opportunities for next year, and to keep CMLE scholarships in mind to help with the financial aspect of your professional growth!
Are you going to the ALA conference? Me too!
If you are interested in having a small gathering of Minnesota people, all out and enjoying ourselves at the lovely conference, you can email me or fill out the form below. We can set up a time and place to get together for coffee or something in McCormick Center, in between all the myriad of activities!
If you are not attending, no worries on being left out of the fun! You can follow the hashtag #ALALeftBehind on social media, and get information from attendees and from ALA. Many of the programs will be available in some format to you after the conference is over, so stay tuned to it!
Looking forward to seeing you in Chicago!
Join Us at LMCC17!
Registration & Call for Proposals Are Now Open
The Library Marketing and Communications Conference is the only event designed exclusively for people who do library marketing and communications (MarCom) work. We are pleased to open Registration and the Call for Proposals for our 3rd annual event.
It’s time to register for #LMCC17, which will be November 16-17 at the Hotel InterContinental Dallas (in Addison, TX). Join us to attend a variety of sessions and network with your library MarCom peers.
Our conference has sold out in the past, and while we’ve moved to a bigger hotel to accommodate more library professionals, you’ll want to ensure your spot NOW!
Continue reading CALL: LMCC17 – Registration Is Open PLUS CFP
“In just a few short weeks, librarians will head to Chicago for ALA’s Annual Conference. This event includes a full line-up of ALSC programs, including the President’s Program & Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder Awards Banquet, hundreds of exhibits to explore, and much more. We’d love it if you would consider being a live blogger!
If YOU are heading to the Conference in June, consider sharing your experiences on the ALSC Blog so everyone—especially those #leftbehind—can have a feel for what the conference is like.
Sound interesting? Contact Mary Voors, ALSC Blog manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org, for all the information you need to volunteer as a live blogger from the conference.
Mary R. Voors
ALSC Blog manager
RUSA’s Emerging Technologies Section (ETS) is hosting “We Are All User Experience Librarians: Creating Change from the Trenches” preconference at ALA’s Annual Conference in Chicago in June. This ticketed event will focus on user testing and experience using discussion, presentations, and interactive exercises. Our presenters will offer strategies and tools from throughout the life cycle of a user experience design project, and will provide an entertaining look at pitfalls to avoid and lessons learned. Unlike other sessions about UX design, the proposed workshop will focus on providing attendees with skills and techniques they can apply at their home institutions with little expense or pre-planning.
Speakers include: Pete Coco, Web Services Librarian, Boston Public Library; Deirdre Costello, User Experience Researcher, EBSCO Information Services; Heidi Steiner Burkhardt, User Experience Specialist, University of Michigan Library, Ann Arbor; Carrie Moran, User Engagement Librarian, University of Central Florida. More information can be found here.