Category Archives: Pennsylvania

Walls, Wells, or Welcomes: Libraries in the Lives of Immigrants, Old and New

The Library History Round Table (LHRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) seeks papers for its Research Forum at the 2019 ALA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., June 20-25, 2019. The theme of the Forum will be re-examining the relationship between libraries and immigrants/immigration, in any country, any region of the world.

One of the most divisive topics in our current society is immigration policy and the issues and concerns stretch backwards throughout library history as well. Libraries have been present in the lives of immigrants in the United States (and potentially other countries) as institutions that were unfamiliar or unwelcoming (walls), sources of wisdom (oftentimes through immigrant children), and/or a welcome to a new community. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • Acculturation, libraries, and the American middle class;
  • The role of immigrant children in helping their parents become introduced to libraries and to reading;
  • Specialized services introduced and developed to support immigrants’ information needs;
  • Working with the “foreign population,” in urban or rural settings;
  • The development of classification systems that were affected by immigration;
  • Readers’ advisory services for immigrants;
  • Children’s and/or youth services and the “foreign born;”
  • Libraries and internment/detainment camps.

LHRT welcomes submissions from researchers of all backgrounds, including students, faculty, and practitioners. Proposals are due on February 15, 2019.  Each proposal must give the paper title, an abstract (up to 500 words), and the presenter’s one-page vita. Also, please indicate whether the research is in-progress or completed. The abstract should include a problem or thesis, as well as a statement of significance, objectives, methods/primary sources used for the research, and conclusions (or tentative conclusions for works in progress).

LHRT Research Committee will select up to three authors to present their completed work at the Forum. Completed papers are due May 15, 2019, and the Research Forum will likely occur on Sunday, June 23, 2019. All presenters will be notified of the submission outcome no later than May 31, 2019, and must register to attend the conference.

Questions and submissions should be directed to Dr. Cindy Welch at cwelch11@utk.edu.

2019 Pennsylvania Data User Conference

Call for Presentations

The Pennsylvania State Data Center (PaSDC) is seeking presenters for the 2019 Pennsylvania Data User Conference. This year’s event will be held on May 9th at Penn State Harrisburg. The annual Data User Conference serves as Pennsylvania’s most comprehensive single-day forum for research and developments in demographic data.

The PaSDC Data User Conference seeks to educate its audience on the demographic and socioeconomic research and policies affecting Pennsylvania. Past presentations have focused on research themes (e.g. aging, prison populations, labor force, and rural Pennsylvania); community development (e.g. case studies and community planning); innovations in technology (e.g. database and data visualization software), and other data related topics.

Sessions at the Conference are non-commercial and vendor neutral. Under no circumstance should a session be a direct promotion of an organization’s product, service, or monetary self-interest. The emphasis should be on the application of the demographic/socioeconomic data, technology, and other data-related topics.

Submission Details – Team, individual, or panel proposals, which include the proposed topic and a brief description or outline, should be e-mailed to Jennifer Shultz (jjb131@psu.edu) by Tuesday February 26, 2019. All selected presentations will be published in conference publications and on the conference website. The PaSDC will notify all selected speakers by March 1, 2019.

Presentation Rules:
Presentation proposals will be reviewed by the conference planning committee and selections will be made based upon desired topics, flow of content, educational value, and understanding of the content. All selected content will be published in Conference publications and online.

Agenda Schedule – The conference organizers will set the day and time for each presentation, in order to optimize the sequencing and flow of content and tracks. Sessions will end by 4:00 pm on Conference Day.

Speaker Benefits:
The PaSDC does not pay fees or travel expenses to its speakers. All speakers will receive a complimentary Conference registration including meals. Speakers will be featured in the Conference publication and on the Conference website. The above benefits speaker(s); not support staff or colleagues who may accompany the speaker(s).

The PaSDC reserves the right to decline a submission for presentation at the 2019 Pennsylvania Data User Conference.

 

Jennifer Shultz
Data Services Manager
Pennsylvania State Data Center
777 West Harrisburg Pike
Middletown PA 17057
717.948.6690
jjb131@psu.edu

Pennsylvania Library Association 2019 Conference

Call for Presenters – Share Your Ideas, Knowledge & Experience
at the Pennsylvania Library Association 2019 Conference!

The 2019 Pennsylvania Library Association Conference, Shine On! will take place October 13 – 16, 2019 at the Bayfront Convention Center located on Lake Erie’s beautiful Presque Isle Bay.

The 2019 Conference Program Committee is currently accepting proposals for sessions to take place during the conference, to include more than sixty educational sessions on topics of interest for the library community.  Suggested topics

If you are an expert on a topic that you feel will be of interest to this group, we invite you to submit a session proposal!

NEW, this year, is the opportunity to present Lightning Talks, 5 – 7 minute mini-presentations, on various topics – from successful programs at your library, innovative policies technology that makes your work easier, research that is helping your library, or any idea where you “SHINE ON!” and you want to share.  We’ll combine lightning talk presentations with a common theme into one (or two!) session periods for lightning impact!

The deadline for submissions is noon (EST) on Friday, March 15.

For more information on the conference, and the submission requirements, CLICK HERE, and by all means plan to join us in ERIE!  You won’t want to miss it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kimberly Snyder Wise
Meetings Manager
Pennsylvania Library Association
www.palibraries.org | www.paforward.org
Voice: 717-766-7663
FAX: 717-766-5440 

PaLA Teaching, Learning, and Technology (TL&T) Round Table

The PaLA Teaching, Learning, and Technology (TL&T) Round Table is seeking lightning round presenters for a 1-day, in-person workshop centered about the use of technology as it relates to communication with, or education of,  patrons/stakeholders in their libraries.  The workshop will be conducted on the campus of Penn State University in State College, PA on May 6, 2019.  Topics should focus on communication and technology use in any type of library.  Presentations should be no more than 5-7 minutes in length.

If you are interested in presenting, please submit your proposal idea via the online form.

Proposals must be received no later than February 8, and accepted entries will be notified by the week of March 18.

Pennsylvania Library Association Lehigh Valley Chapter

On Friday, May 17, 2019, the Lehigh Valley chapter of the Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) will host its annual workshop/conference at Northampton Community College, Main Campus in Bethlehem, PA. We are interested in sessions that are related to public, academic, special, or school librarians.

All workshop sessions are 60 minutes in length. If you have something great to share with fellow Lehigh Valley librarians, please submit your proposal by completing this form.

Presenting at the PaLA Lehigh Valley chapter workshop benefits your professional life, builds your resume, gets your name out there, and helps you network with colleagues. Fellow librarians are excited to learn from you!

The deadline to submit proposals is Monday, December 31, 2018. Applicants will be notified by end of January, 2019. Any questions please contact Catherine Stewart, incoming Chair, at cstewart@nazarethlibrary.org.

2019 Faculty of the Future Conference

Friday, May 31, 2019
Bucks County Community College
Newtown, PA
Proposals are being accepted for the 2019 Faculty of the Future Conference through Friday, March 22. Click here to submit your proposal for a 50-minute presentation, round table discussion, or 35-minute poster presentation.
The 2019 Faculty of the Future Conference is on Friday, May 31 at Bucks County Community College in Newtown, PA.
As always, the conference registration fee is waived for the primary presenter and all session presenters will be recognized with a digital FotF badge.
Visit www.bucks.edu/fotf for more information about the 2019 Faculty of the Future Conference.
If you have any questions or require more information, please contact Greg Luce at greg.luce@bucks.edu.
Sincerely,
Greg Luce & Jackie Burger
Faculty of the Future Conference Coordinators
Bucks County Community College
URL for proposal submission: https://goo.gl/forms/l1gJOGgDIoAMYenO2

TERS 2019

The Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications and Technology (PAECT) is honored to offer you the opportunity to present at the 3rd annual Technology Education Research Symposium (TERS) 2019!

Proposals are now being accepted at:

https://www.smore.com/mvnaf

Priority submission deadline for proposals — Dec. 13, 2018

Deadline for proposals — Feb. 1, 2019
*Based on availability with no assurances of acceptance*

When is TERS 2019? April 13th, 2019


Where? Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

·         Present your educational technology research to others

·         Accepted publications will be published in Volume 3, Issue 1 of the PAECT: Technology Education Research Journal

·         Attend sessions to learn from other Ed Tech leaders and researchers

Who should attend?

Higher education faculty

Doctoral students

Educational Technology researchers

Educators

School Administrators

Corporate e-learning specialists

Instructional technology specialists

Anyone interested in educational technology research topics!

Click here to submit a proposal for presentation, publication, and to learn more about this event.

PaLA C&CS (Connect & Communicate)

Are you a librarian working on a program or want to share your experiences? The C&CS would love to host you!

C&CS (Connect & Communicate) is a web-series from the College & Research Division of the Pennsylvania Library Association. We focus our programs for academic librarians, and we are looking to feature outstanding programs, including but not limited to instruction, research, outreach, collaboration, and everything in between. For some of our past presentations, click on this link.

We are particularly interested in the following topics, as indicated by our members:

*instruction/teaching

*collaborative initiatives

*management

*social/civic services/advocacy

And any thing else you might be working on! Please feel free to contact any member of the committee– including Erin Burns (emb28@psu.edu), Sara Pike, Amy Snyder, Ryan Sittler, Ronalee Ciocco and Amanda Avery. We also have a Google form available here for you to use, and it is also available on our website: https://crdpala.org/connect-communicate/

ACRL DVC Fall 2018 Program

When: October 26, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Where: Drexel University’s Learning Terrace

Theme:  Librarians as Advocates:  Leading Activism on Your Campus and Beyond

This program seeks to provide insight into the activism and advocacy work being done in libraries in higher education across the Delaware Valley region. In times of inequity, discrimination, and social injustice, libraries have the opportunity to be institutions of resistance, understanding, and hope. We are bringing together librarians who would like to share how they have incorporated democracy, equity, intellectual freedom, and privacy into their projects and collaborations to advocate for their communities.  Successful proposals will demonstrate an analysis of the underlying power structures that motivate their efforts. Whether your advocacy work takes the form of outreach projects, pedagogical techniques, systems or application development, cataloging practice, or collaborative projects, we would like to give you the opportunity to share your work and its impact with colleagues.

Topics should be related to library leadership in social change including:

  • Services for students with marginalized identities, including documentation status
  • Poverty, food insecurity, or homelessness
  • Voter registration and electoral issues
  • Social, mental, and health-related services
  • Access and textbook-related services
  • Library-related legislation
  • Privacy
  • Diversity, inclusion, and equity
  • Workplace fairness and rights issues

The deadline to submit is September 10 with notification by September 15, 2018.

Submission Information

Proposals must include the following information:

  1. Proposal title
  2. Names, affiliations, positions, and email addresses of the presenters
  3. Preferred presentation format
    1. Option A – 10-minute lightning round presentation only
    2. Option B – 10-minute lightning round presentation and roundtable facilitation.
  4. A 250-word summary of the topic you wish to present including the points you intend to make and the way(s) you intend to engage the audience, if applicable

To propose a session please visit: https://goo.gl/forms/ZOls6D1Xker3b1o83

Questions? E-mail Jess Denke at jessicadenke@muhlenberg.edu

Librarians as Advocates: Leading Activism on Your Campus and Beyond

ACRL DVC Fall 2018 Program

To propose a session please visit: https://goo.gl/forms/ZOls6D1Xker3b1o83

When: October 26, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Where: Drexel University’s Learning Terrace

Theme:  Librarians as Advocates:  Leading Activism on Your Campus and Beyond

This program seeks to provide insight into the activism and advocacy work being done in libraries in higher education across the Delaware Valley region. In times of inequity, discrimination, and social injustice, libraries have the opportunity to be institutions of resistance, understanding, and hope. We are bringing together librarians who would like to share how they have incorporated democracy, equity, intellectual freedom, and privacy into their projects and collaborations to advocate for their communities.  Successful proposals will demonstrate an analysis of the underlying power structures that motivate their efforts.  Whether your advocacy work takes the form of outreach projects, pedagogical techniques, systems or application development, cataloging practice, or collaborative projects, we would like to give you the opportunity to share your work and its impact with colleagues. 

Topics should be related to library leadership in social change including:

  • Services for students with marginalized identities, including documentation status
  • Poverty, food insecurity, or homelessness
  • Voter registration and electoral issues
  • Social, mental, and health-related services
  • Access and textbook-related services
  • Library-related legislation
  • Privacy
  • Diversity, inclusion, and equity
  • Workplace fairness and rights issues

The deadline to submit is September 10 with notification by September 15, 2018.

Submission Information

Proposals must include the following information:

  1. Proposal title
  2. Names, affiliations, positions, and email addresses of the presenters
  3. Preferred presentation format

a.                Option A – 10-minute lightning round presentation only

b.               Option B – 10-minute lightning round presentation and roundtable facilitation.

  1. A 250-word summary of the topic you wish to present including the points you intend to make and the way(s) you intend to engage the audience, if applicable

To propose a session please visit: https://goo.gl/forms/ZOls6D1Xker3b1o83