What: Electronic Resources Conference
When: April 2-4
Where: Austin, Texas
Tomorrow is the deadline for early bird registration for this year’s Electronic Resources and Libraries Conference. Save 20% on your conference admission if you register by January 5th.
We know ya’ll will be down in Austin for SXSW Interactive March 9-13, but the Electronic Resources and Libraries Conference also has a lot to offer this year. Check out some of the sessions that they recorded last year.
What: Library 2.011 Virtual Conference
When: November 2 – 4
If you haven’t already gone to the Library 2.011 Virtual Conference website, we encourage you to take the opportunity to participate in this free virtual conference. Since this is a global conference, here is the entire schedule in Eastern Standard Time.
One of tomorrow’s sessions focuses on new librarians! The session is Successful Paths for New Librarians: Best Practices, Models, and Recommendations. The speakers are Loida Garcia-Febo, Dr. Claudia Lux, Anca Rapeanu, Cristina Vaileanu, and Monica Avram. This session is presented in association with the IFLA Continuing Professional Development in the Workplace and Learning Group and IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group. This virtual session will run from 1:00-2:00pm on November 3.
Here is the abstract for the session:
This session presents best practices, models and recommendations to help new librarians develop their careers. It speaks to the concerns experienced by new professionals regarding rapidly changing skills to help them secure jobs. Additionally, strategies for successful education paths and participation in library associations are also included. Attendees will walk away with practical ideas to tailor to their own needs and situations. Often new librarians express their desire to know ‘how others made it.’ Daily, we can read blog posts and messages asking what is needed to find a job, to be part of a committee at a library association, and how to interact within various library environments. This webinar will explore answers to these, and will direct attendees to tested and proved resources.
What: 2011 DLF Forum
When: October 31–November 1
Where: Hyatt Regency, Baltimore, MD
It’s not too late to register for the DLF Forum next week in Baltimore, Maryland! The conference includes sessions on linked data, born digital content, and digitization workflows. Check out the conference schedule to learn more about the sessions.
At NY Comic Con this week several panels were held with talks about special digital assets ranging from comics, graphic novels, and video games. The move from print to digital platforms was discussed:
…for librarians, the goal was to talk to industry leaders about the future of digital access to comics and explore streamlined methods for purchasing video games…With the growing number of digital comics and graphic novels now available to readers in different formats and on a variety of platforms…
Read more here: http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/slj/home/892425-312/new_york_comic_con_librarians.html.csp
For those not able to make it out to Monterey this week for the 2011 Internet Librarian Conference, check out the blog coverage or read the mobile program.