Category Archives: Pennsylvania

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

 

PETE&C 2019

February 10-13, 2019
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!
Conference Program Submissions Now Open

The conference will include a strand for Higher Education presentations and another for Libraries.
Please consider submitting a unique or innovative presentation proposal to PETE&C 2019.
The deadline to submit a proposal is July 15th, 2018.

 

OCLC Americas Regional Conference

Oct. 25-26, 2018  Chicago, IL

For more information go to https://www.oclc.org/en/events/councils/2018-19/americas-regional-council-meetings-home/participation.html

On October 25–26, leaders across all library types will come together at the OCLC Americas Regional Council Conference in Chicago, Illinois, USA, to share ideas, learnings, and insights, helping the entire community move forward to change the game. We invite you to contribute to the conversation.

We are seeking member proposals that will spark conversations around what it means to be a “game-changing library,” more specifically, what are those areas that will help the community better respond to shifts in the environment and drive their library’s transformation in the following categories:

  • Technology and innovation: From evolution to revolution
  • Spaces and resources: From collections to connections
  • Analytics and data: From what we count to what counts
  • Public purpose: From allies to advocates

Speakers will receive complimentary registration to the ARC18 Conference (a $275 value).

If you are interested in participating, please submit a topic for a 20–30 minute presentation by July 13. Speakers will be notified by July 31, 2018.

Please send your questions to oclcevents@oclc.org.

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!

TERS 2018

 Present and publish your educational technology research!

The Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications and Technology (PAECT) is honored to offer you the opportunity to present at the 2nd annual Technology Education Research Symposium (TERS) 2018!

Proposals are now being accepted at:

https://www.smore.com/mvnaf

Priority submission deadline for proposals — Dec. 1, 2017
Deadline for proposals — Feb. 1., 2018
*Based on availability with no assurances of acceptance*
When is TERS 2018? April 14th, 2018

Where? Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
  • Present your educational technology research to others
  • Accepted publications will be published in Volume 2, 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.

Fact, False, or Just Flawed: Critically Examining News in the Age of Truthiness

The ACRL Delaware Valley Chapter is now accepting lightning round proposals for its Fall program: Fact, False, or Just Flawed: Critically Examining News in the Age of Truthiness. The event will be held on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

 

Have you developed a new campus partnership, program, or resource that addresses news literacy? Excited about a simple but powerful technique that you want to share with interested colleagues? Submit a lightning round proposal to teach folks to spot false, misleading, and all other shades of duplicitous public discourse. Topics may include…

  • Statistics in reporting
  • Scientific studies in the news
  • Bias in the news
  • Evaluating non-textual information (photos, video, infographics)
  • Government sources
  • Filter bubbles

There is no slide limit, but the round cannot exceed 10 minutes, so practice, practice, practice!

 

Submit your proposal online: https://goo.gl/forms/8cZjmi14qfvXiSbz2  

Deadline: October 20, 2017

Notification of acceptance by: October 30, 2017

 

Questions? Email Nancy Bellafante at nancybe@law.upenn.edu

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