Category Archives: Pennsylvania

PaLA Conference Poster Sessions

October 15 – 18, 2017
DoubleTree by Hilton, Pittsburgh – GreenTree
We hope you will plan to attend the Pennsylvania Library Association Annual Conference to take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Pittsburgh–Greentree, located in a Pittsburgh suburb with close proximity to city attractions.  The PaLA Conference offers numerous ways to further your career with innovative educational programming and opportunities to network with your peers in the library community. 

Poster sessions provide an informal forum for library professionals from across the state to share their successful program ideas or innovations with colleagues. An effective poster presentation highlights, with visual display, the main points or components of your topic; the presenter fills in the details verbally and answers questions from those viewing the poster. The object is to gather feedback and to make connections with others interested in the same subject. If you have an idea for a program or study that you’d like to share, we invite you to present a poster!

The deadline for submission of poster proposals is Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

For more information about the conference, and to access the link to the session proposal form, visit the 2017 Conference Information Page.

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

Teens and Tweens: What they need from us and we want from them

The Southwest Chapter of the Pennsylvania Library Association is seeking presenters for its spring workshop, “Teens and Tweens: What they need from us and we want from them.”

Tweens are considered to be between the age of 10-12 and teens are 13-19.  Interacting with them has an impact on all types of librarians.  For school librarians, these students span the world between children’s and young adult resources as they learn how to access and process information. For public librarians, serving this group runs the gamut from collection development to programming. For academic librarians, how public and school librarians serve these groups determines how prepared for college work they are when they arrive as freshman. Presenters should consider how to meet the needs of this age group while presenting on best practices for bridging the transition from pre-adolescent – to teen – to adult.

Presentations are open to school, public, and academic librarians. To submit a workshop proposal click here… https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SWChapterspringworkshop2017

Deadline for proposal submission is March 17, 2017

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

Pennsylvania Libraries Research & Practice (PaLRaP)

Pennsylvania Libraries Research & Practice (PaLRaP) invites submissions for peer review for the Spring 2017 issue. Articles can be under the category of research or practice, and must feature Pennsylvania libraries and librarians.

Full descriptions of the types of articles accepted, as well as online submission, can be found on the journal’s web site. (http://palrap.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/palrap)

For full consideration of articles for peer review, please upload submissions by March 15, 2017.

Any questions can be directed to the journal’s editors, Anne Behler (behler@psu.edu), and Tom Reinsfelder (tlr15@psu.edu).

KINBERCON 2017

April 3-5, 2017   Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA 

Do you have insights and experiences to share about innovative work and advanced infrastructure technologies, services and solutions that benefit from access to broadband network technologies? Will your work and experiences accelerate and transform research, education, healthcare, and communities in Pennsylvania? KINBER is now accepting presentation proposals for KINBERCON 2017 to be held April 3-5, 2017 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA. KINBERCON 2017 is a two-day event that brings together hundreds of Pennsylvania’s leaders in education, healthcare, economic development, libraries, public media, government and technology to share ideas and success stories about using next generation networks and technology. Back by popular demand in 2017 will be KINBERCON’s streamlined schedule format featuring a day of breakout sessions across four tracks – General, Cloud, Security, and Internet of Things – followed by a full day of technical training opportunities. The conference will host dozens of panels and technical workshops as well as keynote speakers and an evening gala networking reception. Proposals will be accepted now through December 30, 2016 for presentations, demonstrations, and panel discussions related to technology and infrastructure, teaching and learning, advanced application development and use, and trends or future developments in network technology and related applications. Submit your ideas by December 30th for consideration to be part of KINBERCON 2017.

For more information or to submit a proposal https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeEKPPicAYfVlrRbe-5D2zD-_wanN2vUuI7pSmor8VYbmEVoQ/viewform

CritLib: Theory and Action

Friday, November 11, 2016
The Inn at Swarthmore, Swarthmore, PA

The Association of College and Research Libraries/Delaware Valley Chapter seeks proposals for panel presentation and discussion on critical librarianship as it pertains to:

  •     Instruction
  •     Hiring practices
  •     Cataloging
  •     Collection  development
  •     Access
  •     Community outreach


Each panelist will give a 15-minutes presentation on specific strategies they have used to address critical librarianship in these areas. After the presentation they will participate in a moderated discussion and answer questions from the audience.

Please send a brief summary of your talk to Anne Schwelm, Secretary, ACRL/DVC: aschwelm@cabrini.edu.

Submission deadline: Friday, October 21st.

Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference (PETE&C)

Feb. 12-15, 2017

Hershey Lodge and Convention Center

Hershey, PA

The Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference (PETE&C) is a statewide event that provides quality programs focused on technology in the educational field. Each year, hundreds of exhibitors showcase their latest technology products and services to the vast audience of teachers, administrators, technology directors, school board members and more. Monday and Tuesday mornings kick off with keynote speakers that will both educate and inspire you. Throughout the three days, you can attend concurrent sessions and student showcases. There is something for everyone at PETE&C!

2017 Presentation Proposal Submission Information

Submitting a proposal to present at PETE&C is a great way to share your knowledge and enthusiasm for Technology use in Education. Please think about all the wonderful ways that you use technology for learning and teaching and consider seeking a presentation acceptance for 2017.

Presentation submission is open now until July 17, 2016

#BUDSC16: Negotiating Borders through Digital Collaboration

On behalf of the conference organizing committee, we would like to invite you to submit a proposal for the Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference, #BUDSC16: Negotiating Borders through Digital Collaboration, to be held October 28-30, 2016.
Bucknell University, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will host its third annual digital scholarship conference on October 28-30, 2016. The theme of the conference is “Negotiating Borders through Digital Collaboration.”

This conference will bring together a broad community of practitioners–faculty, researchers, librarians, educational technologists, and students–who are using technology to rethink seemingly intractable borders within and outside of the university. We define “borders” as boundaries that limit access; conditions that differentiate insiders from outsiders; or any obstacle that impairs open communication and collaboration.

We invite proposals that explore or critique digital modes of scholarly, cultural, and political intersectionality. Special consideration will be given to proposals that demonstrate how crossing institutional boundaries, whether within or beyond the university, can facilitate the expansion of borders, broadly conceived.

Some topics may include:

Digital tools that bridge the gap between scholarship and teaching

  • Computational methods that explore intersections of identity, power, and social justice
  • Global and multilingual aspects of digital scholarship
  • The role of technology in creating communities of practice that bridge cultural, racial, and economic divides
  • Digital technologies that facilitate equitable collaborations between faculty and students, or that bridge the town/gown divide
  • New modes of inquiry that negotiate and rethink normative ideas of gender and sexuality
  • Forms of digital scholarship that allow for increased accessibility

Presentations may take the form of interactive presentations, project demos, electronic posters, panel discussions, work-in-progress sessions, workshops, or lightning talks.

We look forward to building on the success of the last two years, in which instructional technologists, librarians, archivists, faculty, students, and community members came together to discuss challenges, share working models, reflect on projects, and inspire new avenues for actively including students in public scholarly pursuits. For more information, please view our video from the 2015 meeting and visit the conference website.

Proposals due June 15, 2016 via the online application form

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.