Friday, March 30, 2012

Call for Posters for SLA 2012 - Deadline April 15

The Academic; Education; Museums, Arts, & Humanities; and Social Science Divisions of SLA invite proposals for a poster session to be held during the divisions' joint open house at SLA 2012 in Chicago.

The theme for this year's poster session is "Jumping over the Candlestick: Individual and Institutional Efforts to Be Nimble and Quick in an Interconnected World." Proposals should focus on the ways information professionals and/or their institutions are staying agile in today's open world economy. Case studies, research, and innovative ideas for the future are all welcome.

The poster session will be a relaxed and informal time to share ideas with your colleagues. We welcome proposals from any SLA member, new or experienced, and especially from students. A prize will be awarded for the best poster, as judged by attendees.

Proposals should be submitted by April 15, 2012 via e-mail to Please include a title and description of about 250 words, and your name, institution, e-mail address, and address. Proposals will be reviewed by a committee for relevance to the theme and quality, and applicants will be notified of the decision by May 1, 2012.

The Poster Session and Joint Open House will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 from 7-9 p.m.

The 2012 poster session committee is Barbara Kern (Academic Division), Maya Kucij (Education Division), Tara Murray (Social Science Division), and Cameron Trowbridge (Museum, Arts, & Humanities Division).

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Call for Registration Table Volunteers - KLA Academic/Special/KY-SLA Joint Spring Conference

Volunteers are needed to cover the registration desk at the Joint Spring Meeting, April 11-13 at Lake Cumberland. We need 1 or 2 people to cover 1 hour shifts at the registration desk. The following are the times coverage is needed (all times are in Central Daylight Savings Time):


1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

If you would like to volunteer, please email or phone Pamela Colyer at or 606-783-5118.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Invitation to KLA-LIRT Instruction Retreat, June 8, 2012


On behalf of the KLA Library Instruction Round Table (KLA-LIRT), I'm pleased to invite you to our upcoming library instruction retreat on June 8, 2012 at Transylvania University Library in Lexington, KY!

This FREE retreat will showcase innovative approaches to library instruction and information literacy, including presentations on in-demand topics such as assessment and active learning. This is also an excellent opportunity for networking, exchanging ideas, and reflecting on the goals and challenges of library instruction.

We hope you'll choose to participate in this new and exciting endeavor for KLA-LIRT. To find more information and register, please go to:

Registration is limited to 40, with first preference going to KLA-LIRT members. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the retreat.


Rob Detmering


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Monday, March 26, 2012


The deadline for the May issue of IN-FO-CUS, the newsletter of the Kentucky Library Association, is Monday, April 16. Please send any news, announcements, or other information you wish to have included to


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

eBUG Conference Call for Proposals - Ex Libris Users of Kentucky and Beyond

The eBUG Conference is scheduled for June 1, 2012 at Somerset Community College in Somerset, Kentucky.
Proposals are now being accepted for presentations for the 2012annual conference of the Ex Libris Bluegrass Users Group (eBUG). Presentations are being sought for all Ex Libris products, such as Primo, SFX, Voyager, etc. We highly encourage the submission relating to public services, library instruction, technical services, and systems.
All topics should be related to Ex Libris products and presentations should last approximately 45 minutes. Chosen presenters must agree to provide ELUNA and Ex Libris copies of their presentations for posting on their respective websites, if requested. Conference registration fees for presenters of accepted proposals will be waived.
Proposals can be submitted here or by clicking on the ‘Submit a Proposal’ link below.

The deadline to submit a proposal is March 26, 2012.Notification regarding acceptance of proposals will take place by April 13,2012.
Questions may be directed to the current eBUG officers.
On behalf of the eBUG officers,
Melissa Brooks ( – Morehead StateUniversity
Randy Kuehn ( – University ofLouisville
Benjamin Rawlins ( –Georgetown College

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Tuesday, March 06, 2012

SELA UCLS New Voices Program: Call for Papers

Are you new to the profession and looking for the perfect venue to present and publish your research?

If you answered yes, then New Voices wants to hear from you! New Voices is an opportunity for new librarians to present and publish their ideas and perspectives on current library issues.

The University and College Section of the Southeastern Library Association will be selecting one librarian to present a paper at the upcoming GLA/SELA Conference. The winning paper will also be published in the SELA journal, The Southeastern Librarian. The editor asks papers be between 2,000 - 5,000 words.

What: Paper to be presented at the 2012 joint Georgia Library Association /Southeastern Library Association conference and published in The Southeastern Librarian

Theme: A current library issue of interest to the academic library community

Who: Professionally employed librarians with less than five years of experience. MUST be able to attend and present paper at the conference

When: October 3-5, 2012

Where: Macon, Georgia at the Macon Marriott City Center Hotel

Deadline: Completed papers MUST be received by May 3, 2012

Winning paper receives $150 honorarium sponsored by EBSCO

Please submit your paper and/or inquiries to Deana Groves, SELA UCLS Chair, at

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