Tuesday, June 30, 2009

UALC's Professional Training Update

Here is the summer edition of UALC's Professional Training Update. Below you will find upcoming professional development opportunities listed in order by date. Don’t miss out on these great opportunities!

Text Messaging Reference: Enhancing Reference Services with SMS $$$
DATE: Thur., July 2, 2009
MORE INFO: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/elearning/courses/txtreference.cfm

Academic Librarianship by Design: Enhancing the Libraries Integration into Course/Learning Management Systems $$$
DATE: Tues., July 28, 2009
MORE INFO: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/elearning/courses/learningmanagement.cfm

Libraries and Copyright in the Digital Age $$$
DATE: Wed, July 29, 2009
MORE INFO: https://www.academicimpressions.com/web_conferences/0709-libraries.php

MPLA Individual Professional Development Grants

DEADLINE: Wed., Aug. 5, 2009
MORE INFO: http://www.mpla.us/committees/profdev/grants.html

HeLIOS (Hemingway Library Information Online Skills) Tutorial Rollout FREE
DATE: Tues., Aug. 11, 2009 at 10am
LOCATION: Stewart Library Room 138, Weber State University
MORE INFO: Contact or RSVP to JaNae Kinikin at jkinikin@weber.edu or 801-626-6093

Incorporating Outcomes into Library Measurement and Assessment
DATE: Friday, August 14, 2009
LOCATION: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
MORE INFO: Contact Pamela Martin, pamela.martin@usu.edu or see LLAMA description: http://www.ala.org/lamatemplate.cfm?section=lamareginstlist&template=/contentmanagement/contentdisplay.cfm&contentid=68774

Cyber Zed Shed Webcast Series 1: Facebook, Twitter, and Sprout
DATE: Tues., Aug. 18, 2009
MORE INFO: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/elearning/courses/cyberzedshed1.cfm

Institutional Repositories: Disseminating, Promoting, and Preserving Scholarship FREE
DATE: Wed., Sept. 30, 2009
LOCATION: Utah State University, Logan, UT
MORE INFO: Contact Heather Leary, heather.leary@usu.edu

Open and Mobile - LITA National Forum
DATE: Oct. 1-4, 2009
LOCATION: Hilton City Center, Salt Lake City, UT
MORE INFO: http://www.lita.org/ala/mgrps/divs/lita/litaevents/forum2009/index.cfm

Responding to the Challenge: Beyond All Limits – Nevada Library Association Conference $$$
DATE: Oct. 7-10, 2009
LOCATION: Elko Convention Center, Elko, NV
MORE INFO: http://www.nevadalibraries.org/conference09/

These workshops and classes are selected by the Professional Development Committee and are limited to online classes and opportunites in Utah or surrounding states.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

UALC Accepts Award at Best of State Gala

Donna Jones Morris, Director, Utah State Library, accepted the medal and certificate of achievement on behalf of the Utah Academic Library Consortium (UALC) for Utah's 2009 Best of State in the category of Educational Institution or Service. The Awards Gala was held at the Salt Palace Ballroom on May 30, 2009. The Education category winners included:

Administrator: TROY D'AMBROSIO
Arts in Education: 337 PROJECT
College/University Teacher: PROFESSOR MARTY VAL HILL, SPHR
Educational Institution/Service: UTAH ACADEMIC LIBRARY CONSORTIUM
Public/Private School K-12: LAKERIDGE JR. HIGH SCHOOL
Volunteer: DAVID F. PACK, PH.D.

UALC Co-Sponsors Institutional Repository Conference

UALC, along with Utah State University and Berkeley Electronic Press, is co-sponsoring an upcoming institutional repository conference at the Merrill-Cazier Library on the Logan campus of Utah State University. Institutional Repositories: Disseminating, Promoting, and Preserving Scholarship will take place Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The keynote speaker will be G. Sayeed Choudhury (Associate Dean for Library Digital Programs and Hodson Director, Digital Research and Curation Center, Johns Hopkins University) Other IR topics to be explored include IR platforms (Digital Commons, Fedora, CONTENTdm), Creating Managing, and Marketing an IR, and a glimpse into the possible future of both IRs and university digital publishing. Registration is free and includes breakfast and lunch (sponsored by bepress). Registration is at http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/irday/

Contact Heather Leary heather.leary@usu.edu with any questions.