8.9.17 – Conference Volunteer
Sarah P’s comments: This would be a great opportunity for a bi-lingual librarian…
8/29/17: I just heard that they have found a volunteer. However, the conference is still open if anyone would like to attend. Details in Spanish at the bottom of this post…
Good morning Sarah,
I´m a librarian in Colombia and I enjoy following your informative and useful blog “The traveling librarian”.
I work at Invemar a public/non profit organization which conducts scientific research on marine and coastal ecosystems here in Colombia.
I’m writing to ask if you can help us via your blog in finding a volunteer to assist us in late November (27th – 30th) where we will be offering an international course on digital repositories. The primary responsibility of this person would be to do real time Spanish/English translations during the course.
A strong command of both languages is important and we would prefer someone with either library or records management education.
We would like to host the volunteer (lodging and meals) for one week, preferably if he/she could arrive 3-4 days ahead of the start date to prepare. It could be a great experience and a wonderful chance to enjoy Santa Marta and Colombian Caribbean Coast.
Thank you very much,
María del Pilar Mora
For anyone interested in attending:
Desde el año 2000 los repositorios digitales se han convertido en el principal apoyo al movimiento de
acceso abierto. Con los años, los repositorios de digitales (e-repositories) han madurado para ser una
herramienta no sólo para el acceso abierto a literatura de investigación, sino como una herramienta
para administrar y hacer más accesibles los activos multimedia de las instituciones mientras que al
mismo tiempo proveen la organización con un mecanismo de reporte de información para la
investigación centralizado. Este curso recorrerá el camino de los repositorios digitales en el
movimiento de acceso abierto, deteniéndose a discutir importantes parámetros e indicadores de los
repositorios. La expansión a repositorios multimedia y las descripciones de sus usos en gestión de
activos digitales, traerá a los participantes a la encrucijada del uso de repositorios como sistemas de
almacenamiento de información de investigación y cómo esta transformación en los usos de los
repositorios digitales ha cambiado el rol de los bibliotecarios y agentes de biblioteca. Incluye
experiencias prácticas de contribución al repositorio de un Atlas Costero.
Conocimiento del papel de los repositorios en el movimiento de Acceso Abierto (OA).
Conocimiento de importantes parámetros para repositorios y últimas tendencias.
Habilitar la discusión sobre repositorios como una herramienta de gestión de activos digitales.
Conocer el alcance de los repositorios para soportar mecanismos de registro de investigación.
Apreciar el rol cambiante y retador de las bibliotecas.
Obtener experiencia practica de contribución a un atlas marino y costero.
Políticas de Acceso Abierto y estado del arte en América Latina (como una parte introductoria).
Repositorios y acceso abierto a la información.
Repositorios como soporte a la gestión de la investigación: Documentos, datos, archivos, gestión de
activos digitales (DAM por sus siglas en inglés).
Aspectos importantes de los repositorios: Derechos de autor, Preservación, Metadatos, Tesauros.
Revisión general de gestión de activos digitales.
Uso de repositorios para gestión de información de investigación
Rol cambiante de las bibliotecas
Atlas costeros como repositorios de datos e información para América Latina y el Caribe
Gestores de repositorios de información (documentos y/o datos) o quienes estén iniciando este
Administradores de información marina (bibliotecas) y bibliotecarios de datos marinos
Investigadores marinos y estudiantes de postgrado
Gerentes de investigación
Proveedores de contenido del atlas costero
NOTA: Se dará prioridad a participantes originarios de la Región del Caribe. Unesco está
comprometido con promover la equidad de género, por lo tanto aplicaciones de mujeres serán
• Interés o nuevas responsabilidades de trabajo con repositorios de ciencias marinas.
• Habilidades en manejo de computadores
• Se requiere un buen conocimiento práctico del inglés y el español (las conferencias usarán
indistintamente ambos idiomas y no se proporcionarán servicios de traducción).
Tag Archives: International Conferences
8.9.17 – Conference Volunteer
10.5.16 – Library 2.016 : Libraries of the Future
Sarah P’s comments: This conference is tomorrow! (Sorry, I have been in Algeria working and am just now catching up with news and e-mails). It is free and well-worth attending some sessions. My only comment is that I wish there was a more worldwide representation among the presenters…
A free Library 2.016 online mini-conference, “Libraries of the Future” on October 6th! Join the 4,000 others who have already registered to participate or watch the recordings now and we’ll also send you our curated resource conference reading packet: 11 downloadable reports and tool-kits, 18 articles, 10 websites, and a YouTube video playlist–all focused on key ideas and trends for libraries of the future.
As libraries shape their futures – and adapt to the future needs of their communities – what are the near- and long-term trends that point to our brightest opportunities. What can we learn from library innovators and innovators from other sectors and industries that will help us shape the future we want and that our communities aspire towards?
Explore with us some of the key trends that point toward specific futures for libraries, and engage in conversations with civic, social, and education innovators to learn more about what they think about the future, and how libraries can become an integral part of their future visions. Libraries and librarians are well-positioned to envision the future – at the intersection of information, education, technology, and community – and this dialogue will help bring our best thinking together with the exciting visions of our collaborators, allies, and partners.
The School of Information at San José State University is the founding conference sponsor, and this event is being held in collaboration with ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries. Please register as a member of the Library 2.0 network to be kept informed of future events. Recordings from previous years are available under the Archives tab at Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0 YouTube channel.
Participants are encouraged to use #library2016 and #librariesofthefuture on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.
It’s now Thursday in the South Pacific–and that means Global Collaboration Day has arrived! One day, September 15th, all around the world = 48 actual hours to share.
AND, please take a moment to learn about the new GREAT GLOBAL PROJECT CHALLENGE: Between now and October 1, 2016, global educators will design collaborative projects in which other students and teachers may participate during the course of the 2016-2017 school year.
CURRENT EVENT LISTING
(US-EDT = GMT – 4, SEE HERE FOR EVENT DETAILS AND IN YOUR OWN TIME ZONE)
Wednesday, September 14
5:00pm – 11:00pm
Thursday, September 15
Friday, September 16
Saturday, September 17
The primary goals of this 24-hour, worldwide event are to:
- demonstrate the power of global connectivity in classrooms, schools, institutions of informal learning and universities around the world
- introduce others to the collaborative tools, resources and projects that are available to educators today
- to focus attention on the need for developing globally competent students and teachers throughout the world
Global Collaboration Day will take place on September 15 in participant time zones. Classrooms, schools, and organizations will design and host engaging online activities for others to join. Events will range from mystery location calls to professional development events to interviews with experts. All events will be collated in an online calendar viewable in participants’ individual time zones. Participants will be connected on Twitter via the hashtag #globaled16.
An optional new activity this year will be the Great Global Project Challenge. Between now and October 1, 2016, global educators will design collaborative projects using a variety of platforms in which other students and teachers may participate during the course of the 2016-2017 school year. The objective is to create and present as many globally connective projects for students and educators as possible. The final deadline for submissions into our project directory is October 1, but participants are also encouraged to do an introductory activity for their project on Global Collaboration Day as well.
Global Collaboration Day is a project of the Global Education Conference Network, a free online virtual conference that takes place every November during International Education Week. GCD, along with Global Education Day at ISTE and Global Leadership Week, are events designed to connect educators and keep global conversations going year round.
For more information about Global Collaboration Day, please visit our main web site. A digital flyer is also available for distribution.
Follow us on social media:
- Site: http://bit.ly/2016GCD
- Digital Flyer: https://www.smore.com/km4hj
- Hashtag: #globaled16
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/GlobalEdCon
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/globaledcon/
- Google+: https://plus.google.com/communities/113486387602008324050
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/globaledcon
- LinkedIn: http://goo.gl/2Lnl7
- Paper.li: http://paper.li/elemenous/global-education
- Diigo: https://groups.diigo.com/group/globaleducation
- Join us for Global Collaboration Day! Details here: http://bit.ly/2016GCD #globaled16
- YOUR ORG’S TWITTER HANDLE is pleased to partner with @GlobalEdCon and educators around the globe for Global Collaboration Day: http://bit.ly/2016GCD
- Are you an education leader? Inspire global collaboration on Global Collaboration Day 9/15. http://bit.ly/2016GCD #globaled16
- Learn more about participating in the Global Collaboration Day celebration: http://bit.ly/2016GCD #globaled16
- Project hosts are sought for Global Collaboration Day. Details here: http://bit.ly/2016GCD #globaled16
Interested in serving as an outreach partner?
Send an email to Lucy Gray (email@example.com) indicating your interest. Include information on how you can help us get the word out to networks with 5000 members or more.
Interested in serving as a sponsor?
Contact Steve Hargadon (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information on opportunities to connect authentically with highly connected global educators. We can feature your organization and let our network of 23K+ members know about your globally oriented products and services.
7.27.16 – The ALA Library Conference at the Sharjah International Book Fair
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
(Taken from the American Libraries article by Patricia Wand, 7.14.16)
Plans are under way for the third American Library Association (ALA) Library Conference at the 35th Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), to be held November 8–10, 2016, at the Expo Center in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The conference will offer programs, in-depth preconference institutes, and a poster session on a wide range of topics for librarians from academic, public, school, government, and special libraries.
The roster of keynote speakers includes ALA President Julie B. Todaro, who will focus on “The Expert in the Library,” and Center for the Future of Libraries Director Miguel Figueroa, who will discuss societal trends and managing change in libraries.
But what happens when you transplant an ALA conference into an Arabic country? The answer: Conversations about reading, technology, children’s services, faculty research, user services, and library architecture become enriched by multinational perspectives. Diverse, lively exchanges are the best way to describe the ambiance of this event.
SIBF is emerging as the largest book fair in the Gulf. Sharjah Book Authority Chairman Ahmed Al Ameri is eager to provide professional development opportunities to library workers in the region and raise the visibility of libraries. He rightfully envisions the event as an innovative complement to the ever-growing book fair. “Our ongoing collaboration with ALA is helping us in our efforts to be an international leader among regional book fairs and allows us to promote our shared commitment to the love of the written word and its creation,” Al Ameri said in his welcome to conference attendees.
Registration is now open for the 2016 ALA Conference in Sharjah, and there is still time to submit a proposal for a poster session (the deadline is September 22). If you go, be sure to take advantage of the Librarians’ Lounge, a relaxing space to meet colleagues, hold small meetings, and take a break. ALA members will need their ALA ID numbers to register and get the member discount. If you are not an ALA member, email Delin Guerra at email@example.com to get a special number. Include your first name, last name, email address, and street address in the email.
5.18.16 – Sharing International Perspectives & Experience…
Sarah P’s comments: Another sharing opportunity for those attending this year’s annual ALA Conference in Orlando. This year’s theme seems to be ‘international’ which I think is both great and long overdue.
Do you have an international program at your library you’d like to discuss? Have you had an opportunity to integrate your library into your campus’ international agenda and you’d like to share your experiences? Are there issues or practices that you’ve found informed by work happening abroad?
If you have something to share with your colleagues on these, or any other internationally related topics, AND you’ll be physically attending ALA Annual in Orlando, please either email me directly or share with the list by Friday, May 20th. You will be notified by May 25th if your proposal has been accepted.
Friday, June 24th 10 – 11:30am
Thanks, I look forward to hearing from you.
Evviva – ACRL IPDG Convener
Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies
Northwestern University Library
1/14/15 – ALA International Relations Round Table (IRRT) Preconference-Extended Deadline: February 13, 2015
Leading from Any Position: Libraries which are Leaders in their Communities and Librarians who Lead.
The American Library Association IRRT Preconference Committee invites proposals for presentations at the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco on June 26, 2015. The IRRT Preconference provides a forum for librarians interested in international librarianship to discuss the current and future state of librarianship.
The library profession is constantly adjusting to new technical developments, standards and innovative new services. These changes may occur without additional funding, or in an environment where the relevance of library services may not be widely known, or may be questioned as larger institutions (governmental, educational or corporate) face rethinking of structures. To survive and thrive libraries need to have strong leadership from within. Libraries need to be leaders in their communities in order to ensure they are full participants in the future of those communities.
This year the IRRT Preconference is inviting proposals from around the world addressing how to lead and how to nurture leadership of both individuals and libraries. This year there will be time set aside for breakout sessions, during which each presenter will facilitate discussion related to his or her topic at a table.
The following topics are suggested for presenters to consider, but other topics pertaining to the theme are also welcome:
Sustainable Community Based Library Projects in Developing Areas of the World
Public Libraries that have raised their profiles by taking the lead in Education, Career Preparedness and other Fields
University Libraries that have taken the lead in innovation at their Institution or more widely
Librarians leading positive change outside Management Structures
Projects to nurture leadership at all levels in any library
In the proposal, please provide
- Title of the presentation
- Abstract of the presentation (no more than one page or 300 words)
- Name, title of position, and affiliation of the presenter(s)
- Contact information (email address and phone number)
- Brief biographical statement of the presenter(s)’ credentials.
Please submit your proposal to: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than February 13, 2015. All proponents will be notified by March 13, 1015.
The IRRT Preconference will be held on Friday June 26, 2015 in conjunction with the ALA Annual Conference (June25—June 30, 2015) in San Francisco. It will be a half day program from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. Up to six presenters will be selected and grouped into two panels. Each presenter is expected to give fifteen minutes of presentation; there will be a very brief Q&A session after each panel. After the panels each presenter will facilitate a break out group on their topic, where more extensive discussions will take place. Lunch will be provided in the meeting room 12:30-1:30 pm.
All presenters are encouraged to submit a copy of PowerPoint slides or full length paper by May 1, 2015 to be included in the preconference packets and published on the IRRT web site after the conference.