Thursday, May 31, 2012

Kentucky Archives Institute

The 28th Annual Kentucky Archives Institute is being held on June 22 at KDLA (Frankfort).  This is a great opportunity for staff who usually get the job of working with genealogists and local historians.  Last year, many library staff attended and found the day to be very helpful to their work.  All the sessions are eligible for CE and the day includes lunch.

The agenda and the registration form can be found here:

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

KLA Speed Geek

Missed the deadline for fall KLA conference?  Fear not!  There's one more chance to get on the program and get in on the action!  See to submit a proposal to participate in the KLA Speed Geek.  Last year was the first Speed Geek and it proved to be a fun and popular session. Don't miss out this year!

Speed Geek is set for Friday, Sept. 21, 10:00-11:30 AM.

During this session, presenters talk informally with session attendees about new projects, services and ideas.  Presenters will have table space for a laptop and handouts.  You can demo a new service or product, show how your library uses social media, let visitors try out an unusual product...  Be creative!  The idea is to provide interaction, personal connection, and exposure to a large number of different projects in a short amount of time. Oh, and it's fun! Proposal submission will be open until spots fill up, so act fast!  Contact if you have questions.

Want to see who has already signed up?  See for a list of presenters and abstracts.

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Call for applications: DPOE Train-the-Trainer workshop, Midwest Region



The Digital Preservation Outreach and Education (DPOE) program of the Library of Congress, in partnership with the Indiana State Archives and Indiana State Library, is pleased to announce a call for applications to participate in the DPOE Train-the-Trainer Workshop, Midwest Region. The workshop is made possible by a grant from The Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The DPOE Train-the-Trainer workshop, Midwest region will take place August 21 - 24, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. There is no charge to participate in the workshop for selected applicants. Travel and lodging during the workshop will be provided free of charge.

The workshop will prepare attendees to deliver digital preservation training, based on the DPOE Baseline Digital Preservation Curriculum, to working professionals in their communities. All attendees who successfully complete the workshop are recognized as DPOE Trainers and join the DPOE National Trainer Network.

As this is a regional workshop, DPOE welcomes applications from the states listed below. A total of 24 applicants will be selected to participate in the workshop.

* Illinois
* Indiana
* Iowa
* Kansas
* Kentucky
* Michigan
* Minnesota
* Missouri
* Nebraska
* North Dakota
* Ohio
* South Dakota
* Wisconsin

The DPOE Baseline Digital Preservation Curriculum consists of 6 topics:

Identify: What digital content do you have?
Select: Which portion of that content is your responsibility to preserve?
Store: How should digital content be stored for the long term?
Protect: What steps need to be taken to protect your digital content?
Provide:  How should digital content be made available?
Manage: What provisions should be made for long-term management?

Workshop objectives:

* Train participants in the Baseline Digital Preservation Curriculum.
* Explore essential issues for developing and presenting well-formed workshops.
* Apply workshop management principles to planning DPOE workshops.
* Provide a brief practice session for each trainer, including thoughtful feedback.

After the workshop:

DPOE Trainers receive a package of readymade presentations, trainer notes, a list of resources for each topic, and a comprehensive guide for how to deliver a training event.

All DPOE Trainers agree to teach at least one topic of the DPOE Baseline Digital Preservation Curriculum within 6 months of completing training. DPOE will support DPOE Trainers with logistical support, promotion of events, and providing lines of communication are to allow trainers to share lessons learned and collaborate on training event delivery.

Application Process:

Applications will be accepted from Monday, May 21 through Friday, June 8, 2012.

Complete packages consist of a resume, a cover letter, and a nomination letter provided by the applicant's supervisor.

Your cover letter should be no more than 300 words and address these two questions:

* What experience do you have with digital collections?
* What is your experience with training and presenting?

Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to the Digital Preservation Outreach and Education program at Please use "Train-the-Trainer Application" as your email subject. In your cover letter, please include the name of the person who is nominating you. Nominators should also send letters to

The deadline for applications is Friday, June 8, 2012.

Acceptance letters will be sent out to selected participants by Friday, June 29, 2012. If you are accepted we will need a response from you by close of business on Friday, July 6, 2012. Confirmation of acceptance will require a Library of Congress agreement signed by the workshop attendee and superv isor committing the attendee to deliver at least one training event within 6 months of completing training.

Any inquiries can be addressed to

We thank you for your interest in this exciting opportunity to spread digital preservation education!

More information on the Call for Applications can be found at and more information on the DPOE program can be found at

For more information about the Institute of Museum and Library Services, please visit

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Position announcement: Information Literacy Coordinator, Berea College

Coordinator of Information Literacy
Hutchins Library
Berea College

Berea College's Hutchins Library seeks an energetic, innovative, and collegial Coordinator of Information Literacy to lead a strong service-oriented team as they develop and implement programs to support student and faculty research.  This position provides leadership, vision, and oversight of the information literacy program and research services; oversees the transformation of these services based on assessment and implementation of new technologies; collaborates with the library faculty to implement and support information technologies; directly supervises two faculty positions and indirectly supervises approximately ten student assistants; and collaborates with other academic programs and centers to support student success initiatives. Many of the library's services support the information literacy program, and the Coordinator has a leadership role in designing and overseeing these services using information technology, instructional design, and high-impact practices - not just those for today, but also helping guide the entire Library successfully through an ever-changing landscape in the future. The Coordinator ensures that the Library is both high-tech and high-touch, welcoming for students and faculty members, and integrated into the curriculum.

As a member of the library faculty, the Coordinator serves as a liaison to academic programs, teaches information literacy sessions, works at the reference desk, provides research consultations, and serves on library and campus committees.  The Coordinator of Information Literacy reports to Director of Library Services. This is a continuing, non-tenure track, 11-month position with faculty rank and status. The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate is required to have a Master's in Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution; a deep background in educational theory and technology; five years professional experience working with faculty members to integrate information literacy skills into the curriculum; and demonstrated success in a leadership role. The successful candidate should also have a strong background in science, social sciences, or education; demonstrated success with information technology tools; experience in developing and assessing information literacy programs and in implementing new technologies; demonstrated knowledge of information technology, instructional design, and social media applications; excellent interpersonal communication, organization, and analytic skills; ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively with a diverse clientele of students, faculty, and library colleagues; ability to work independently and/or in a team-based environment.

Berea College achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South. With an emphasis on service to the people of Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,600 students from 40 states and 60 countries and is among the most racially diverse private liberal arts college in the United States. Berea admits only students whose families are unable to afford the high cost of tuition and awards each of them a four-year full-tuition scholarship. Berea's students excel in the College's supportive but demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to graduate from college. Graduates distinguish themselves in a variety of fields, including social service, government, ministry, the arts, business, education, medicine, and science, and many go on to earn graduate degrees.

Located where the Bluegrass Region meets the Cumberland Mountains, the town of Berea (pop. 15,000) lies forty miles south of Lexington and is approximately two hours from Cincinnati and Louisville. More information about Berea College is available at

Applicants should submit a letter of application addressing qualifications and interest in the position, resume, and contact information for three references to:
Director of Library Services
Berea College
CPO Library
Berea, KY 40404

Review of applications will begin June 1, 2012, and continue until the position is filled.

Berea College, in light of its mission in the tradition of impartial love and social equality, welcomes all people of the earth to learn and work here.

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

First call for articles: Kentucky Libraries summer issue

This is the first call for feature articles for the Summer issue (vol. 76 #3) of Kentucky Libraries. The deadline for the Summer issue is June 15; distribution is scheduled for mid-August 2012.

Important note: References at the end of the manuscript as well as in-text references must be in MLA style. For the accepted form, please consult the newest edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.) or

For questions of grammar, punctuation and style please consult the  Rochester Institute of Technology Grammar and Style Guide at

Publication Guidelines and Guidelines for Letters to the Editor are published in every issue of Kentucky Libraries  on the inside back cover, or you may contact Robin Harris if you have questions.

Please send your article as a Word attachment to Robin Harris.

June 15 for the Summer issue, published in mid-August
September 15 for the Fall issue, published in mid-November
December 15 for the Winter issue, published in mid-February
March 15 for the Spring issue, published in mid-May

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Friday, May 04, 2012

May issue of IN-FO-CUS now available

The newest issue of *IN-FO-CUS*, the KLA newsletter, is available online at:

The deadline for the pre-conference (August) issue will be July 15.