Category Archives: PaLA

Pennsylvania Library Association’s College and Research Division Digital Scholarship/Digital Humanities

The Pennsylvania Library Association’s College and Research Division seeks presentation proposals from academic librarians that showcase the ways libraries and librarians are involved in digital scholarship (or Digital Humanities) for its May 25, 2017 Spring Workshop to be held in Lewisburg, PA. The goal of this workshop is for academic librarians to understand how they can have a role in supporting and promoting digital scholarship across disciplines, and to come away with ideas they can implement in their own libraries. Projects presented need not be humanities-related. Priority will be given to proposals discussing projects implemented successfully on a shoestring budget or with grant funding.

Guidelines:

Presentations should be no longer than 10 minutes (there will be 5 minutes between presentations for questions)

Presentations must have a “digital scholarship in libraries/with librarians” focus

Presentations should be widely applicable (most academic libraries could replicate)

Required Proposal Info:

Title of presentation

One paragraph description of project

Presenter names and contact info

Anticipated technology needs

Estimated setup and presentation time

Submission Instructions:

Proposals must be submitted by email to jbhm001@bucknell.edu no later than Thursday, February 16th at 5pm.

Questions can be submitted to Jill Hallam-Miller, CRD Vice Chair, at jbhm001@bucknell.edu

PA Library Association Poster Sessions

The Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) is accepting proposals for Poster Sessions to take place at this year’s conferenceThe poster sessions will take place on Monday & Tuesday, October 17 & 18, 2016 at Kalahari Resort & Conference Center in the Poconos.

Poster sessions provide a forum for library professionals from across the state to share their successful ideas or innovations with colleagues. The tone is casual and the mode is highly interactive.  The object is to gather feedback and to make connections with others interested in the same subject.  Poster Session FAQs

Submit a proposal for a poster.

Submission deadline is June 12, 2016.

Reaching New Heights: PA Libraries

The Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) is accepting proposals for Poster Sessions to take place at this year’s conference.  The poster sessions will take place on Monday & Tuesday, October 17 & 18, 2016 at Kalahari Resort & Conference Center in the Poconos.

Poster sessions provide a forum for library professionals from across the state to share their successful ideas or innovations with colleagues. The tone is casual and the mode is highly interactive.  The object is to gather feedback and to make connections with others interested in the same subject.

Submit a proposal for a poster.

Submission deadline is June 12, 2016.

2016 PaLA Conference

The 2016 PaLA Conference Program Committee is accepting conference session proposals for the 2016 PaLA Conference to take place October 16 – 19, 2016 at the brand new Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in the Poconos. If you are, or know someone that is, an expert on a topic that you feel will be of interest to librarians, we invite you to submit a session proposal.  The deadline for submission of proposals is Sunday, April 17, 2016.

For more information about the conference, and to access the link to the session proposal form, visit the 2016 Conference Information Page.

Thank you in advance to all that submit proposals, we appreciate your dedication to PaLA and to Pennsylvania’s libraries!

See you at Kalahari!

Kimberly Snyder Wise

Education & Finance Mgr.

PaLA

Northeast Chapter of PaLA: Library Wellness

The Northeast Chapter of PaLA is currently seeking proposals for our spring workshop on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 at the University of Scranton. Our theme this year is Library Wellness. This workshop will serve as a “wellness check” to help libraries identify ways to better support and balance the many responsibilities and relationships of their librarians, staff members, patrons, and other stakeholders.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Interpersonal relationships (such as interacting/collaborating with coworkers, patrons, volunteers, community members, friends groups, board members, or other libraries/institutions)
  • Mental health (such as interacting with patrons with mental illness)
  • Financial health (such as library fundraising)
  • Time management (such as managing emails or productivity hacks)
  • Wellness programs in the library (such as yoga, meditation, or therapy dogs)

If you are interested in presenting on one of the above topics or another topic related to Library Wellness, then please consider submitting your proposal through the online Google Form: http://goo.gl/forms/JUDCdbz4fX

Deadline for submission is Friday, April 1, 2016. We are seeking approximately six presenters for 60-minute breakout session presentations and approximately eight presenters for 7-minute Pecha Kucha presentations (http://www.pechakucha.org/faq). If you wish to be considered for both types of presentations, please indicate that on the form. All proposals received by April 1, 2016 will be reviewed by the Northeast Chapter’s Board. We look forward to receiving your proposal!

 

South Central Chapter of the Pennsylvania Library Association: Technology in Libraries

The South Central Chapter of the Pennsylvania Library Association is hosting its Spring Workshop on Monday, May 16, 2016 focusing on Technology in Libraries. We would like to present topics associated with this theme, such as:

Social Media for Community Engagement

Uses of open source software

Digitization (picking of equipment, best practices, financing, metadata, copyright, etc.)

Mobile technology (wearable, use for roving reference, and apps for libraries)

Drones

RFID technology

Tech for non-techies

Any innovative used of technology in libraries

If you have experience in any of these areas, please consider submitting a proposal to speak at our workshop.  Presentations should be at least 60 minutes.

The workshop will be held at Harrisburg Area Community College in Harrisburg, PA.

To be considered, please submit your proposal by filling out our online form, or emailing the following information to ansnyder@pacollege.edu.  The deadline to submit is Thursday, March 31, 2016.

Your Name(s):

Your Library:

Your Email:

Title of Presentation:

Brief description of your proposed presentation:

Any Technology or Special Equipment needed:

2016 PaLA Conference

The 2016 PaLA Conference Program Committee is accepting conference session proposals for the 2016 PaLA Conference to take place October 16 – 19, 2016 at the brand new Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in the Poconos. If you are, or know someone that is, an expert on a topic that you feel will be of interest to librarians, we invite you to submit a session proposal.  The deadline for submission of proposals is Sunday, April 17, 2016.

For more information about the conference, and to access the link to the session proposal form, visit the 2016 Conference Information Page.

Thank you in advance to all that submit proposals, we appreciate your dedication to PaLA and to Pennsylvania’s libraries!

Connect & Reconnect: Transforming Our Profession

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
PaLA Juniata Conemaugh Spring Workshop
Inspire your colleagues with presentations and posters at the annual workshop on May 13, 2016, in Bellefonte, PA. The focus of this year’s workshop is “Connect & Reconnect: Transforming Our Profession.” Changes and trends can influence how we plan, promote, and support our patrons, collections, and libraries. Tell us how you and your colleagues are transforming your employees, spaces, collections and instruction. We invite presentations and posters that reflect one of the elements of the workshop:
Employees- How do you empower, support and educate your staff and librarians?
Social Media & Technology – What is “hot” in libraries that you are using?
Collection Development – How do you share and weed your collections?
Outreach & Marketing – What programs do you offer to children, adults, students, and faculty?
Assessment -What and how you assess, and what do you do with your data and statistics?

Presentation Guidelines: 30 minutes plus 10 minutes for Q&A. You will have access to a computer, projector and wireless.
Poster Guidelines: Dimensions: 3 feet X 4 feet
The best poster will receive a prize! Posters will be judged on information and visual impact.

Please send a working title of your presentation/poster, a 300-word maximum synopsis of the presentation/poster, and a 150-word maximum biography.
Send you submission to: Alessia Zanin-Yost arz10@psu.edu

Deadline for submission: February 29, 2016 at 5:00pm

Questions? Please contact Alessia Zanin-Yost arz10@psu.edu.

Workshop registration for PaLA members is $30.00, for non-members is $45.00. Registration includes a light breakfast and lunch. The workshop will be held at 9:00am-3:00pm. A social event in conjunction with the workshop will be announced at a later time.

Today’s Librarian

Proposals for the Northeast Chapter of PaLA Spring Workshop, taking place on June 5th at the University of Scranton, are due Friday, April 17th. We hope that you will consider submitting a proposal for a session, whether you are part of the Northeast chapter or any chapter throughout our state!

Our theme this year is Today’s Librarian. We are seeking to showcase and explore the new and innovative ways in which librarians are meeting the challenges of 21st-century librarianship.

To be considered for a session, please submit the following form:
http://bit.ly/1BEDNqq by April 17th. 

Please contact Sylvia Orner at sorner@albright.org with questions or for more information.