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AASL seeks program proposals for 2018 ALA Annual Conference

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)


Jennifer Habley
Manager, Web Communications
American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites proposals for concurrent sessions to be presented during the 2018 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference. The conference will be held June 21 – 26 in New Orleans, La. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. Central on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017.

AASL seeks proposals for 60-minute concurrent sessions. All programs should include up to three learning objectives and should address how the session supports the AASL standards and strategic plan.

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Library discount for Twin Cities Startup Weekend Education

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From the ITEM Listserve:
“Hello, ITEM members,
I’m helping an education professor at St. Kate’s develop a Twin Cities Startup Weekend Education, so I was able to get a discount for any library staffers who are interested and I wanted to pass on the information to you.
*Launch a startup to help solve education’s greatest problems!* 2017 Twin Cities Startup Weekend Education (TCSWEDU) is a 54-hour event that brings together passionate educators, entrepreneurs, developers and designers to help design and produce viable products, services, and school models that solve some of education’s most pressing problems. *Pitch to prototype in 54 hours! No experience required!*
On Friday night, ANYONE with any idea related to education has 60 seconds to pitch it to the whole group. From there, participants vote and form teams around the boldest ideas. After that, it’s all about action!

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Lake Superior Libraries Symposium looking for lightning round presentations!

Image result for Lake Superior Libraries Symposium“The organizers of the Lake Superior Libraries Symposium (LSLS) invite lightning round presentation proposals for the sixth annual conference to be held on Friday, June 9, 2017 at the University of Minnesota Duluth Kathryn A. Martin Library.  The lighting round sessions will be held after lunch and presented to the entire group — sessions will be 8-12 minutes in length.

This year’s theme, Beyond Neutral, invites attendees to challenge the traditional stance of libraries as neutral spaces.   Possibilities for presentation topics include:
  • Breaking Barriers, Opening Doors:  What steps have you taken to make your library welcoming and accessible to your community?  Have you connected with community partners or altered the physical space of your library?
  • Reflecting Our Communities:   How have you used programming, collection development, displays, or services to support diversity and inclusion?
  • Starting the Dialogue:  How can we best address challenging questions within our professions, like lack of professional diversity, the pace of change, and the library’s purpose?
Successful lightning round presentations will be applicable to many types of libraries and showcase effective and innovative practices.  All presenters will receive a discounted registration rate of $25.
To submit a proposal, please fill out the form here:  https://goo.gl/forms/kQ9oZ67GgjuboWeJ3.  All proposals should be submitted by Friday, April 28, 2017.  Presenters will be notified of acceptance in early May.
Questions?  Please contact the LSLS Committee at lslsorganize@googlegroups.com.


Mollie M. Stanford, MLISRegional Librarian — Youth Services & Training

Arrowhead Library System

Call for Chapters: “We Can Do I.T.: Women in Library Information Technology”

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You still have time!  The call for submissions for essays for the book: We Can Do I.T.: Women in Library Information Technology has been extended to May 1, 2017!!!

If you were thinking of submitting an essay but ran out of time, please consider sending one in.  We have received many great submissions (thank you all) but we need to hear from more of you.  Remember, it can be as short as a tweet, or up to 1500 words.

If you are not sure what to write about, here are some topics, but you don’t need to limit yourself to these:
•              How you started in library I.T.

•              Stories related to being a woman in library I.T.

•              Experiences of acceptance or resistance within the library I.T. community

•              Tips and advice for other women seeking a career in library I.T.

•              Changes in your career path because of entering library I.T.

•              Changes you’d like to see happen within the library I.T. culture

•              Advice for library management on how to improve library I.T. culture

•              A vision for the future about/for women in library I.T.

If you still aren’t sure what to write, want to try a different format (we have received one interview), or you would like to propose a topic before you spend the time writing, please email us at: womenlibit@googlegroups.com<mailto:womenlibit@googlegroups.com> Continue reading Call for Chapters: “We Can Do I.T.: Women in Library Information Technology”