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Free Webinars in April and May

United for Libraries to host webinar on ‘Library Advocacy at the State Level: 12 Steps to Success’
PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries will present the free webinar “Library Advocacy at the State Level: 12 Steps to Success” from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, April 30.
This webinar will be led by Jeffrey Smith, director of public affairs for Humanim and president of the Foundation for Baltimore County (Md.) Public Library (BCPL). Participants will learn the basics of government/legislative advocacy and understand the 12 steps necessary to be an effective advocate for library issues when meeting with key decision-makers. Additionally, a case study in successful advocacy for library related funding will be presented. The webinar is geared toward trustees, friends, foundation members and staff members. This webinar is co-sponsored by ALA’s Office for Library Advocacy.
Jeffrey Smith is a member of the Baltimore County Board of Library Trustees and the Board of Directors of Citizens for Maryland Libraries. He secured two separate $250,000 state appropriations in support of BCPL’s nationally-recognized “Storyville” children’s libraries. He writes a monthly column focused on advocacy and messaging for libraries that appears inLibrary Journal. Additionally, he writes a biweekly column covering general library issues forPublic Libraries Online. He presently serves United for Libraries as division liaison toASCLA and as a member of the Newsletter & Web Advisory Committee.  He also serves onALA’s Legislation Assembly.
The webinar is free; registration is limited to 100. This webinar will be presented with Internet audio only. You will need a computer with speakers or headphones as well as Internet access. United for Libraries members can access a recording of the webinar after April 30. For more information and to register, visit 
United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, is a division of the American Library Association that supports citizens who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries. United for Libraries brings together library Trustees, advocates, friends, and foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century. For more information or to join United for Libraries, visit the United for Libraries website or contact Jillian Kalonick at (312) 280-2161 or
The Office for Library Advocacy (OLA) supports the efforts of advocates seeking to improve libraries of all types by developing resources, a peer-to-peer advocacy network, and training for advocates at the local, state and national level. In order to achieve this goal, OLA works closely with the Public Information Office, the Chapter Relations Office, the Office for Government Relations, and other ALA units involved in advocacy on behalf of particular types of libraries or particular issues, in order to help better integrate these efforts into the overall advocacy planning and strategies of the association. OLA also works to cultivate future leadership in order to sustain the advocacy efforts of the association.

ALCTS webinar: The Preservation of Family Photographs: Here, There and Everywhere
Date: April 23, 2013
All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.
Description: This presentation will offer basic guidance on the care and preservation of family photographs from 19th-century tintypes to contemporary color prints. The webinar will address the fundamental physical and chemical properties of photographic print and negative materials, including albums and scrapbooks, and the causes and mechanisms of their deterioration. Strategies for preservation, such as proper handling, storage and display techniques, will be shared.
This webinar is offered for free to celebrate Preservation Week.
ALCTS thanks Archival Products for sponsoring this webinar and supporting Preservation Week.
Learning outcomes: Upon completion of the session, attendees will better understand:
• Basic characterization and identification of albumen, silver gelatin, and chromogenic color print materials, and film base negatives
• Agents of deterioration for photographic materials
• Storage and exhibition practices
• Handling guidelines
• Prioritization for preservation
Who should attend? Anyone responsible for the preservation of family or other photographic holdings and collections and interested in the preservation of our global photographic heritage.
Presenter: Debra Hess Norris is Chair of the Art Conservation Department at the University of Delaware, and Professor of Photograph Conservation.

Since 1985, Norris has authored more than 30 articles and book chapters on care and treatment of photographic materials, emergency response, ethics, and conservation education; and taught more than 100 workshops and seminars for conservators and allied professionals. Norris has lectured and consulted on the preservation of photographic collections worldwide.
Registration Fees:  Free.

For additional information and access to registration links, please go to the following website:
ALCTS webinar: Personal Digital Archiving

Date: April 24, 2013
All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.
Increase your understanding of common digital files – digital photos, recordings, video, documents, and others – and learn what it takes to preserve them. Technology changes rapidly. If you don’t actively care for your digital possessions you may lose access to them as some technologies become obsolete. Learn about the nature of the problem and hear about some simple, practical tips and tools to help you preserve your digital stuff.
ALCTS thanks The MediaPreserve for sponsoring this webinar and supporting Preservation Week
Learning outcomes:
1. the nature of the problem
2. simple practical tips to describe and save digital files
3. tools that can be used
Who should attend? Anyone with an interest in preserving their own digital photos, documents, recordings, videos and other digital files.

Presenter: Mike Ashenfelder, Digital Preservation Project Coordinator, has worked for the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program at the Library of Congress since 2003. He writes about personal digital archiving, leaders in digital preservation and new developments in digital preservation. He also produces public information videos and podcasts. Before joining the Library of Congress, he worked for a decade in the Bay Area as a technical writer.
Mike has a Bachelors degree in Music Education from the Berklee College of Music and a Masters in Music History from San Francisco State University.
Registration Fees:  Free but registration is required.
For additional information and access to registration link, please go to the following website:
ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.
ALCTS webinar: Archival 101: Dealing with Suppliers of Archival Products
Date: April 25, 2013
All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.
Do you need to purchase archival supplies for your organization or even yourself?
Are you confused by the terminology and not sure about the differences between the various vendors?
Not finding exactly what you are looking for and unsure about adapting different products?
Archival 101 is designed to demystify the archival product market for the layperson and non-preservation specialist. The presentation will provide an overview of the conservation and preservation issues facing libraries, cultural organizations, and individuals; describe the terminology in use; discuss products and offer buying tips on the different ways these can be used. A list of links to other resources will also be provided.
ALCTS thanks Gaylord for its generous support of this webinar and Preservation Week.
Who should attend? Archival 101 is designed for individuals with little or no experience and will also provide the more experienced user with helpful hints.

Presenter: Peter D. Verheyen, Head of Preservation and Conservation at Syracuse University.
After beginning as work-study in preservation under John Dean at Johns Hopkins, Verheyen studied binding and conservation in Germany and Switzerland to become a rare book conservator working in private practice and research library preservation programs. He established the conservation lab at Syracuse for the treatment of special collections materials, and developed a high-density system for storing architectural drawings among other things.
The Archival 101 presentation was originally developed for call center staff at Gaylord Bros. when he worked there as Archival Product Manager. It has since been presented regionally to varying audiences.
Registration Fees:  Free but registration is required.
For additional information and access to the registration link, please go to the following website:
ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.
For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

Registration Available: Free E-Government Webinar for Public Librarians
WASHINGTON, D.C.— As governments continue to move services online, public libraries are a bridge between the government agencies and the communities they serve. To assist libraries in providing job-related e-government services to patrons, the American Library Association will host the no-cost webinar “E-Government in Action: Matching People with Jobs” from 2 - 3:30 p.m. EST on May 1, 2013. Register now
As part of the webinar, participants will hear from numerous e-government grant recipients on innovative workforce development programs that have successfully connected people with jobs. Speakers include:

  • Janice Collins: The Mandel Public Library (West Palm Beach, Fla.) technology supervisor will discuss the “Career Catalyst Program,” a career initiative that creates and manages employment initiatives to assist unemployed library users in one setting.
  • Betha Gutsche: The WebJunction OCLC programs manager will discuss the organization’s partnership with the State Library of North Carolina, which produced an innovative curriculum and provided training for library staff throughout the U.S. to assist patrons with job and career skills through its Project Compass Program.
  • Tiffany McClary and Sheri Shafer will discuss NJ Works @ your Library, the New Jersey State Library Program that gives libraries the tools they need to expand services to the unemployed and underemployed.
  • Jeff Scott: The Tulare County (Calif.) deputy county librarian will detail the  library’s innovative “Job in a Box” grant program that reaches the unemployed through job-resource book vending machines at One Stop locations.

WHAT:     The American Library Association will host the interactive online webinar
E-Government in Action: Matching People with Jobs” for public librarians.
WHEN:    Wednesday, May 1, 2013, from 2 –3:30 p.m. EST.
Register now

Join the SLA Rocky Mountain Chapter April for a Third Thursday Virtual Lunch

Join the SLA Rocky Mountain Chapter April for a Third Thursday Virtual Lunch featuring Anne Hengehold! Head to our blog to register today:

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2013

Time: 12:00 PM, Mountain Standard Time

Cost:  Free to SLA members, and $10 for non-SLA members

Are you wondering if you can trade the insecurity of your corporate gig for more control over your destiny? Or hoping to use an unemployed moment to discover work you love?

Hear the story of how one corporate library refugee is turning downsized into a right-sized job and life.

You’ll come away with a starter kit of questions, checklists and resources including:

    What to know about yourself before you start
    5 essential team members
    3 planning sketches you can’t do without
    Time, dirt and money
    Measuring gains along the way

About Anne:

While officially an “independent information professional” since 2011, Anne Hengehold has been on a trajectory leading to the founding of Clarify Information Services since the mid 80’s. By day, she was growing the production side of a fledgling audio services company. By night, prepping for radio interviews with authors and other intriguing thinkers allowed her inner info junky to run wild. Add one Masters in Library Science and Information degree, seven years in a fabulous library at an engineering firm, blend with one corporate implosion, and you have a recipe for the making of an independent info pro.

An SLA member since 2005, Anne currently serves as President of SLA Illinois.
Rachel Bates Wilfahrt
RMSLA President

Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services is now accepting program proposals

The Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services is now accepting program proposals for “Laissez les bons temps rouler! Let the good times roll!”  the 2013 annual conference (October 9-11, 2013) in Baton Rouge, LA.  Conference speakers will be eligible for the reduced conference rate of $125 (one speaker per workshop topic, co-presenters must pay full conference rate).   There may be additional funds available for special needs.

The ABOS Conference Program Committee will review all submissions. Selected programs may be scheduled twice; therefore, presenters should be prepared to deliver the program twice during the conference.

Conference attendees range from new library employees to managers with years of experience; therefore, our program offerings need to cover a broad range of topics.

The ABOS Conference Program Committee is also willing to consider proposals from individuals outside of the organization.  If you can recommend someone, please forward this email to them, or reply with the individual’s contact information and his/her area of expertise, and the committee will contact him/her directly.

 The deadline for program submissions for ABOS is April 15, 2013.


You have valuable information to share with your colleagues, so please consider submitting a program proposal today!You may submit your proposal by clicking here. If you have any questions regarding the form or require more information regarding the conference, please feel free to contact me.

The ABOS Conference Planning Committee is looking forward to reviewing all of your conference proposals - see you in Baton Rouge!

ABOS is an affiliate of the American Library Association.


ULA to Partner with Multiview for Web Advertisements on

The ULA Executive Board has voted to approve a contract with Multiview to provide web advertisements on This year, as the Executive Board revisits ULA's strategic plan, generating additional sources of revenue and increasing revenue in general was identified as a top priority. Staffing, programming, and travel costs for ULA have risen greatly, while membership dues have remained flat for several years.
Multiview has also partnered with the American Library Association, Michigan Library Association, and Colorado Library Association. The ads displayed on ULA web pages would be for library industry related advertisers. For a preview of what the Multiview ads look like, you can view the web pages of the Michigan Library Association at



El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day)

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is asking for your help to spread the word about the Día Celebration on or around Monday, April 1st.
El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day) is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
Below are ALSC’s examples of how you can help spread the word via your organization’s social media accounts.
Celebrate diversity on April 30th with Día! Diversity in Action. Register your program today at: #dia13alsc
The Día! Diversity in Action 2013 Celebration is only a month away!  Celebrate diversity and connect children to the world of learning through books, stories and libraries by hosting a Día 2013 program on or around April 30th. Learn more about creating a program at Register your celebration today in the Día National Program Registry and receive free bookmarks, stickers and buttons!
Email or website announcement:
The Día! Diversity in Action 2013 Celebration is only a month away, have you registered your library or school’s program yet?  Register your Día Celebration in the 2013 Día National Program Registry to build a national database that showcases all types and sizes of Día programming and receive free bookmarks, stickers, and buttons!
Visit the Día website at to learn more about how you can celebrate diversity and connect children to a world of learning through books, stores and libraries.  Explore and download the free bi-lingual Día booklist, poster and resource guide to help make your program a success!
Día is a daily commitment to linking children and their families to diverse books, languages and cultures.  The celebration is intended to be year-round, culminating on April 30th.
Thank you for your support of the Día Celebration!

ILEAD USA Update- March 2013

ILEAD USA Update- March 2013
We’re now just days away from the kickoff of ILEAD USA: 
Innovative Librarians Explore, Apply and Discover. 
It is a national program developed by Illinois State Library and funded by IMLS that is being held in Illinois, Utah, Colorado, Ohio, and Iowa.
The goals are to build library leadership, and to help library staff understand and respond to user needs through participatory technology tools. The project follows a model built by Illinois State Library. Thanks, Illinois!
Sessions will be held simultaneously in each of the five states.  The first of three sessions runs from March 26-28 2013. Many library workers in Utah's public, academic, and school libraries are participating.

Keynote addresses will be delivered by web streaming on the following dates:

Tuesday March 26, 9:30 a.m. MDT, Anne Craig, Gwen Harrison and Andrew Bullen of the Illinois State Library will welcome ILEAD USA participants.

Wednesday, March 27, 9:30 a.m. MDT, John Emerson, New York City based activist, graphic designer, writer, and programmer.  Emerson’s address, “Have You Seen This?” presents ways to get the word out about new projects and initiatives, looking at techniques for online and offline
marketing, using real world examples and taking into account real
world library budgets.
Thursday March 28, 9:30 a.m. MDT, Marshall Breeding, independent
consultant, speaker, and author.  Breeding’s address is entitled “The
Next Generation of Library Automation and Discovery: Key Issues and

You are invited to view these sessions online: 

Follow ILEAD USA on social media:
ILEAD USA is made possible by a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant to the Illinois State Library from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Matt McLain of the Utah State Library is over the project in Utah. Please direct any questions to him: 801-715-6742

Those who are over this project in Illinois: 

Gwendolyn Harrison
ILEAD USA - Project Director
Illinois State Library
Gwendolyn Brooks Building
300 S. Second Street
Springfield, Illinois 62701-1796
Phone 217- 785-7334  Fax 217 - 782-1877
Debra Aggertt
ILEAD USA - Assistant Project Coordinator
Illinois State Library
Gwendolyn Brooks Building
300 S. Second Street
Springfield, Illinois 62701-1796
Phone 217-558-1945 Fax 217-557-2619


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