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Free Conference registration opportunity from ARK and ALIA

Posted by bronwynr on May 14, 2009


Indigenous Knowledge Management Voices from the past: knowledge for the future

This two-day masterclass will provide an interactive environment in which to explore critical areas associated with the effective use of knowledge management techniques within the Australian indigenous culture. Effectively engaging indigenous communities, finding functional methods to capture, transfer and preserve oral and traditional knowledge, and exploring narrative techniques are the key focuses of this event.

Apply now FREE conference registration valued at over $2000. Click here for information and terms and conditions (please read before applying)  http://www.alia.org.au/education/pd/workshops/request.to.attend.ARK.indigenous.pdf

Application forms available http://www.alia.org.au/education/pd/workshops/indigenous.knowledge.masterclass.application.form.pdf

Closes 1st June 2009

Date: 22-23 June 2009

Location: Sydney, Australia

Presented by ARK http://www.arkgroupaustralia.com.au/Events-c076-IKM.htm

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Seminar: Information practices in primary school

Posted by bronwynr on May 9, 2009

Speaker: Anna Lundh, visiting doctoral candidate
The Linnaeus Centre for Research on Learning, Interaction and Mediated Communication in contemporary Society (LinCS), Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS),University of Borås and University of Gothenburg
Seminar: Information practices in primary school
Date: Thursday May 14
Time: 5.30 7pm
Venue: University of Technology Sydney – City Campus
CB10.07.114 (for those unfamiliar with UTS, please see map http://www.uts.edu.au/about/mapsdirections/bway.html )
***Light refreshments will be provided!***
About the Seminar:
In this seminar Anna will present her ongoing doctoral work which focuses on information activities and information practices in primary school. The setting for the study is two Swedish third-year forms where children (generally 9 year olds) are working with research or inquiry- based/problem-based assignments.

Annas thesis is related to the research field within library and information science called information needs, seeking and use (INSU), as well as to the field of information literacy. The thesis also builds on a sociocultural perspective on learning, particularly on the school of thought that originates in the work of the Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky. Her work is also influenced by the new sociology of childhood.

During this talk Anna will focus on the methodology used in the studies, namely visual ethnography and interaction analysis. Using a camcorder during the ethnographical fieldwork makes it possible for the researcher to carry out a detailed analysis of children interacting with each other, with the educators and with the tools used for information seeking and use. It also enables a focus on the visual aspects of the practices studied, which requires new ways of presenting the empirical material.
For more information about Anna, visit: http://www.adm.hb.se/~alu/index.htm

About The Linnaeus Centre for Research on Learning, Interaction and Mediated Communication in contemporary Society (LinCS),
LinCS is a national centre of excellence funded by the Swedish Research Council and with additional funding from several agencies. The focus of the research is on issues of the relationship between learning and media, in particular how digital technologies and media transform how knowledge and information circulate in society, and the implications of these developments for learning at the individual and collective level. The research projects include studies of learning in educational settings (in various subjects and areas), at work places (hospitals, industry, design etc.), and in virtual environments and communities.
For more information about LinCS, visit http://www.ipd.gu.se/english/research/research_programmes/lincs/

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Free Conference registration opportunity from ARK and ALIA

Posted by bronwynr on May 3, 2009

Indigenous Knowledge Management Voices from the past: knowledge for the future

This two-day masterclass will provide an interactive environment in which to explore critical areas associated with the effective use of knowledge management techniques within the Australian indigenous culture. Effectively engaging indigenous communities, finding functional methods to capture, transfer and preserve oral and traditional knowledge, and exploring narrative techniques are the key focuses of this event.

Apply now FREE conference registration valued at over $2000. Click here for information and terms and conditions (please read before applying). Application forms available.

Closes 1st June 2009

Date: 22-23 June 2009

Location: Sydney, Australia

Presented by ARK http://www.arkgroupaustralia.com.au/Events-c076-IKM.htm

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Library and Information Week

Posted by bronwynr on May 2, 2009

Library and Information Week

Libraries Your Passport to Discovery!

25-31 May 2009

http://www.alia.org.au/advocacy/liw/index.html

It is less than one month before libraries and information services throughout Australia celebrate Library and Information Week and highlight the vital role and value of libraries.  This year’s theme – Libraries your passport to discovery – highlights the self-directed discovery element and celebrates libraries as the place to access, communicate, connect, educate, entertain and inform.

Did you know that ….

· There are over 400 corporate and business libraries in Australia and they play a key role in ensuring that business strategy and decision-making is supported by accurate, current, relevant information sources?

· There are over 400,000 full time-equivalent TAFE students in Australia and they are supported by 387 campus libraries?

· TAFE libraries had 14 million visits in 2006?

· There are approximately 12 million registered users of public libraries in Australia – almost half of Australia’s total population?

· There are over 21 million loans every year in Australian university libraries?

· There are over 1,500 public libraries in Australia with approximately 108 million visits to public libraries each year?

· Each year Australia’s public libraries lend over 178 million items?

· There are over 6,400 internet computers in public libraries in Australia and a further 1,600 computers for word processing etc.?

· There are 448 health/medical libraries. Health librarians are responsible for knowledge support to clinicians, managers, educators, researchers and some directly serve patients or health consumers?

· In 2007-08, 7.7 million people visited Australian and New Zealand national and state libraries and 132 million people visited their websites?

Media Resources

During these tough economic times it vital that your library and information organisation is in the forefront of funding bodies minds. Get the media involved and get your library noticed! We have put up a few ideas about how to deal with the media and how to make your photos media friendly. Check out the LIW website under Media Resources http://www.alia.org.au/advocacy/liw/media.html . We would also love to have some of your fabulous photos for our inCite wrap up in July, send your photos to events@alia.org.au.

Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea

The Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea will be held during Library and Information Week on Thursday 28th May 2009. Promote this event @ your library. Hosting a morning tea is fun, easy, rewarding and is another way of demonstrating how libraries and information services support the community. Register online now and you can begin inviting your guests and start fundraising today http://www.alia.org.au/advocacy/liw/2009/bmt.2009.html. The Cancer Council will also send you a host kit to make sure your morning tea is a success.

Library and Information Week Sponsor – Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)

ACMA is sponsor and supporter of 2009 Library and Information Week. An excellent source of information for library staff is the four video clips on the ACMA website – www.acma.gov.au/libraries Each clip is about 6 minutes long and can be viewed individually or collectively as a team, alerting library staff to various cybersafety issues and providing advice and strategies as they support young users of technology in the library.

ACMA continues to make available their three main library project resources in print copy.  These materials are free and will be posted free of charge on receipt of your order. Available is the Cybersmart Guide for Library Staff, Cybersmart Guide for Families, and the cyber rules poster. Orders can be submitted via the “Additional copies” hot link at www.acma.gov.au/libraries.

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Raising a Nation of Readers: Libraries as Partners in National Reading Projects and Programmes

Posted by bronwynr on March 25, 2009

Raising a Nation of Readers: Libraries as Partners in National Reading Projects and Programmes
Dates: 19-20 August 2009
Location: Goethe Institut, Rome, Italy

Contact person: Letizia Tarantello, l.tarantello@bibliotechediroma.it
Website: http://www.comune.roma.it/biblioteche/IFLAsatellitemeeting

Audience: Librarians from national, public, children’s and school libraries, LIS students and professors, agencies, NGO’s and IGO’s active in national and international reading campaigns

Sponsors: IFLA Literacy and Reading Section and Libraries for Children & Young Adults Section
Co-sponsors: Istituzione Biblioteche del Comune di Roma, Goethe Institut Italien, Associazione Italiana Biblioteche

Publications: IFLA website, Sections’ Newsletters
programme and registrationform are available on

More information here:
http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla75/satellite-en.htm#5

www.comune.roma.it/biblioteche/IFLAsatellitemeeting

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April is a Big Month for Libraries. Are You Ready?

Posted by bronwynr on March 21, 2009

April is a Big Month for Libraries. Are You Ready?
April is not only the home of National Library Week (April 12–18), it’s also when the American Association of School Librarians has chosen to celebrate School Library Media Month. Adopting the National Library Week theme, “Worlds connect @ your library,” you can also celebrate National Library Workers Day on Tuesday, April 14. more » » »

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Children’s Libraries – Building A Book Culture

Posted by bronwynr on March 20, 2009

The Indian Section of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), is holding a three-day International Conference on Children’s Libraries – Building A Book Culture, on February 4th—6th, 2010 at New Delhi, India.

The aim of the Conference is to discuss the potentials and scope of libraries in strengthening the book culture.

This Conference, a pioneering attempt by the Indian BBY is a step towards this goal.

Conference Organiser

Association of Writers and Illustrators for Children

(AWIC) / Ind.BBY Nehru House

4, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg

New Delhi- 110002,

India

Fax: 91-11-23724067

Tel.: 91-11-23311095, 91-11-23316970-74

E-mail : awicbooks at yahoo dot com

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LIANZA CONFERENCE 2009 – CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Posted by bronwynr on March 12, 2009

The LIANZA 2009 Conference Committee invites the submission of abstracts for this year’s conference at the Christchurch Convention Centre, New Zealand October 12-14.

Our theme this year is “he tangata, he tangata, he tangata”, and we are looking for contributions that celebrate the importance of people, both within and outside our profession.

The Conference will “Acknowledge the past, Embrace the present, and Advance the Future”.

In 2009 we are encouraging participation from all parts of our profession:

* young and not so young;

* first time presenters and seasoned campaigners;

* recent graduates;

* those new to the profession and experienced librarians;

* representatives from all aspects and sectors of librarianship and related fields.

To support this we are offering opportunities for local mentoring to assist with nurturing your idea into an abstract and then into an engaging presentation.

We are also offering a wide variety of formats, so that hopefully there is something for everybody. Don’t be shy – if you’ve got something you’re passionate about, a great idea, something that has worked for you and might have wider applicability, or something controversial; please consider presenting at LIANZA 2009.

This is your chance to interact with the people in your profession, engage in some healthy debate, and contribute to our collective future.

Please visit the call for abstracts http://www.lianza.org.nz/events/conference2009/abstracts.html for more details on:

* Oral presentations (30 mins is standard length, but let us know if you’d like shorter or longer);

* Posters (especially suited to recent MLIS & BAppSci graduates and other research presentations);

* Workshops (90 minute interactive learning opportunity – let us know if this will require access to a computer suite)

* Other (this is your chance to design your own format)

For detailed abstract requirements and submission instructions, please visit http://www.lianza.org.nz/events/conference2009/abstracts.html

* Now – abstract submission is now open

* Friday 22 May – Deadline for abstract submission

* Monday 15 June – Notification of abstract acceptance Queries – Please contact the Conference Secretariat – http://lianza-redev.edit.katipo.co.nz/events/conference2009/contact.html

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Online proposals for Museum Computer Network Conference 2009

Posted by bronwynr on March 10, 2009

MCN 37th Annual Conference, November 11-14, 2009, Portland, Oregon
Online proposal submissions will be accepted March 6-27, 2009
http://www.mcn.edu/conferences/index.asp?subkey=2266

The Museum Computer Network (MCN) will host its 2009 Conference with the theme
“Museum Information, Museum Efficiency: Doing More with Less!” in lovely Portland,
Oregon. The annual MCN meeting is one of the most important conferences serving
international cultural heritage professionals, collections and new technologies.

The MCN 2009 program committee seeks innovative sessions (panels, papers, case
studies, and workshops) that illustrate how institutions are effectively functioning
and planning to function during the tough times ahead. We are looking for active,
engaged individuals and groups of individuals thinking about and using best practices
in the following areas:
 
  –  Serving institutional mission with cost-effective strategies in tough economic
     times
  –  Making, managing, and delivering digital media in new and effective ways
  –  Building the future now: innovations coming soon to a museum near you!

Conference Topics
Prospective authors are invited to make submissions in areas including, but not
limited to:

  –  Technology and Information Management Serving the Institutional Bottom Line
  –  Digital Readiness, Digital Accomplishments, Digital Accountability (Image
     Capture, Digital Asset Management, Best Practices, Preservation, Access)
  –  Implementing Systems in Adverse Conditions
  –  Digital Convergence: Archives, Libraries, and Museums
  –  Doing More with Less
  –  Leadership, Sustainability, Accountability
  –  Social Media
  –  Superior Content, Superior Delivery

Innovative formats and interaction with audience are highly desirable and will
be important factors, as will practicability, in the 2009 selection process.

Online proposal submissions will be accepted March 6-27, 2009
http://www.mcn.edu/conferences/index.asp?subkey=2266

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Librarian’s Information Literacy Annual Conference 2009

Posted by bronwynr on February 18, 2009

http://www.lilacconference.com/dw/2009/Conference_programme.htm

The LILAC 2009 draft programme is now available.

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