Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Deadline approaching for candidate nominations for 2016 ALA election

The Nominating Committee for the 2016 ALA election would like to remind everyone that the deadline is quickly approaching for anyone interested in running  on the 2016 spring ballot for the offices of ALA President-elect, Treasurer, and Councilor-at-large.

The Nominating Committee will select two candidates to run for President-elect, two candidates to run for Treasurer, and no fewer than 51 candidates for the 34 at-large Council seats to be filled in the 2016 spring election.

The President-elect will serve a three-year term: as President-elect in 2016-2017, as President in 2017-2018, and as Immediate Past President in 2018-2019.

The Treasurer will serve a three-year term beginning after the 2016 ALA Annual Conference and ending at the adjournment of the 2019 Annual Conference.

The Councilors-at-large will serve three-year terms, also beginning after the 2016 ALA Annual Conference and ending at the adjournment of the 2019 Annual Conference. 

The ALA President, Treasurer, and Councilors also serve in corresponding roles in the ALA-Allied Professional Association [ALA-APA].  Individuals considering ALA-APA office are encouraged to consult with their employer regarding any restrictions regarding lobbying activities or service on the governing body of a 501(c)6 organization.

Members who wish to make nominations should submit the following information: nominee name; present position; institution; address; telephone; fax; and e-mail address.  Self-nominations are encouraged.   All potential nominees must complete the Potential Candidate Biographical Form available at https://www.directvote.net/alanomination/2016users.html.

Nominations and forms must be received no later than June 12, 2015.

Nominations may be sent to any member of the 2016 Nominating Committee.  Committee members are: 

·         Larry Neal, Library Director, Clinton-Macomb Public Library, Clinton Township, MI  (586) 226-5011, E-mail lneal@cmpl.org
·         Susan Ballard, Project Director, School Librarian Program Development, Granite State College/University System of New Hampshire, Rochester, NH  (603) 247-8308, E-mail sdballard@comcast.net 
·         Manuel Figueroa, Talent Development and Training Manager, Queens Library, Jamaica, NY (718) 990-8575, E-mail Manuel.Figueroa@queenslibrary.org
·         Sharon Hu, Associate Professor, Department of Information Studies, Chicago State University, Chicago, IL (773) 995-2006, E-mail chu@csu.edu
·         Joquetta Johnson, Library Media Specialist, Randallstown High School, Randallstown, MD (410) 887-0760, E-mail jjohnson@bcps.org
·         David Lee King, Digital Services Director, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, KS  (785) 580-4601, E-mail dking@tscpl.org
·         Portia Latalladi, Youth Librarian, Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL (312) 747-3725, E-mail platalla@chipublib@.org 
·         Jennifer Paustenbaugh, University Librarian, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, (801) 422-4301, E-mail Jennifer_paustenbaugh@byu.edu
·         Brian Schottlaender, Audrey Geisel University Librarian, University of California-San Diego, La Jolla, CA, (858) 534-3060, E-mail becs@uscsc.edu

IRRT Election Results 2015

IRRT Board Election Results 2015

Congratulations to the following winners for the 2015 IRRT Election...

•         Chair-Elect: Beth Cramer

•         Secretary/Treasurer: Angelique Simmons

•         Member-at-Large: Chris Shaffer

•         IRRT Councilor at Large: Sandy Hirsh

81st IFLA General Conference and Assembly in South Africa - 15-21 August 2015


Click here to learn more about the upcoming IFLA 81st Conference in South Africa.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Vote for your IRRT candidates!

Dear IRRT member:

Voting in the 2015 ALA elections is now open! Between March 24 and March 26, ALA sent emails to voters, providing them with their unique passcodes and information about how to vote online. Voters will receive email reminders throughout the election period—on March 31 and April 16. Voting may be completed in one sitting, or an individual may “park” a ballot and return at a later date. The polls will close at 11:59 p.m. Central time on Friday, May 1.  

An electronic guide to the 2015 ALA elections is available to inform members about the candidates and the election process. It contains general information about the ALA presidency, recent ALA presidential initiatives, and biographical information about the four presidential candidates.
This is your IRRT slate:
01.     o      ELIZABETH CRAMER
02.       o        ___________________________
                        (WRITE-IN CANDIDATE)

03.       o     JAMIE LUEDTKE
04.       o     ANGELIQUE SIMMONS

05.       o     ANTHONY J. ELIA

07.       o        SANDY HIRSH
08.       o        RAVIL VELI                            

Friday, April 3, 2015

Last Chance for Early Bird Registration!

Last Chance for Early Bird Registration!
Rates increase after April 3, 2015

Join us for
Building Bridges: Connecting Communities through Librarianship & Advocacy
The day will include a talk by keynote speaker Valarie Kaur, 
panels focusing on community issues, community connections, and more!

For more information, visit:  http://apala35th.apalaweb.org/



To make inquiries or to apply for the position, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Cramer at crameree@appstate.edu

Applications are due by: May 31, 2015.

International Relations Round Table (IRRT) International Leads Editor Volunteer. Position available beginning after the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.

Do you want to play a significant role in promoting international librarianship and the activities of the International Relations Round Table?  You can do so by volunteering to serve a two-year term as the editor of IRRT’s official publication International Leads (IL). 

IL Editor Description: 
The Editor of International Leads is responsible for the official organ of the International Relations Round Table, in conjunction with the IRRT Publications Committee and the IRRT Executive Board.

The purpose of IL is to disseminate information about international librarianship and the activities of the Round Table. IL seeks to support Round Table and Association objectives by bringing IRRT’s member news and articles that help them understand and react to recent developments in international librarianship.

Because IL is the official publication of the IRRT, the editor has a particular responsibility to convey to IRRT members and other readers full and accurate information on the activities, purpose and goals of the Round Table. Previous issues are available on the IRRT website at:

IL is published quarterly, edited by a member volunteer and uploaded to the IRRT website by the IRRT Webmaster.

The IL Editor will serve a two-year term, renewable once.  The term begins at the end of the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in and runs for two calendar (volume) years.   

·        Coordinate International Leads working with the IRRT Publications Committee and the IRRT Executive Board.
·        Have responsibility for the content, form and design of IL within the parameters of ALA and IRRT policies and in consultation with the IRRT Publications Committee, the IRRT Executive Board, the ALA International Relations Office (IRO).  
·        Seek manuscripts and encourage the submission of high-quality articles.
·        Review all submitted manuscripts in light of the philosophy, purpose, and general style of the publication.  Correspond with authors regarding acceptable, rewriting and resubmission, or rejection of articles. 
·        Edit and proof manuscript copy.
·        Assume final authority for all content in each issue of IL.
·        Serve as a non-voting, ex-officio member of the IRRT Publications Committee and the IRRT Executive Board.

·        Experience in publishing and/or journalism, either in editing or writing, sufficient to be able to produce a high-quality publication that addresses interests of the readership.
·        Effective communication skills.
·        Experience in or demonstrated knowledge of international librarianship.
·        Membership in the International Relations Round Table.
·        Attendance at both the ALA Midwinter Conference and the ALA Annual Conference is required.

Reports to:
IRRT Publications Committee
IRRT Executive Board

To make inquiries or to apply for the position, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Cramer, crameree@appstate.edu.  Applications should include a brief statement about your interest in the position and a description of your skills and background relevant to the position.  Please include a current resume or CV.  Applications are due by May 31, 2015 for review. Applications in electronic format by email are preferable. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

[ELEARN] Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2015): Call for Submissions!

Call for Papers, Extended Abstracts, Posters, Tutorials 

and Workshops!


Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2015)

April 20-22, 2015 Dublin, Ireland


The IICE is an international refereed conference dedicated
to the advancement of the theory and practices in education.
The IICE promotes collaborative excellence between academicians
and professionals from Education.
The aim of IICE is to provide an opportunity for academicians
and professionals from various educational fields with
cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote
research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy. The IICE 2015 invites
research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design
implementation and performance evaluation. All the accepted papers
will appear in the proceedings and modified version of selected
papers will be published in special issues peer reviewed journals.

The topics in IICE-2015 include but are not confined to the
following areas:

*Academic Advising and Counselling
*Art Education
*Adult Education
*APD/Listening and Acoustics in Education Environment
*Business Education
*Counsellor Education
*Curriculum, Research and Development
*Competitive Skills
*Continuing Education
*Distance Education
*Early Childhood Education
*Educational Administration
*Educational Foundations
*Educational Psychology
*Educational Technology
*Education Policy and Leadership
*Elementary Education
*Geographical Education
*Geographic information systems
*Health Education
*Higher Education
*Home Education
*Human Computer Interaction
*Human Resource Development
*Indigenous Education
*ICT Education
*Internet technologies
*Imaginative Education
*Kinesiology & Leisure Science
*Language Education
*Mathematics Education
*Mobile Applications
*Multi-Virtual Environment
*Music Education
*Physical Education (PE)
*Reading Education
*Writing Education
*Religion and Education Studies
*Research Assessment Exercise (RAE)
*Rural Education
*Science Education
*Secondary Education
*Second life Educators
*Social Studies Education
*Special Education
*Student Affairs
*Teacher Education
*Cross-disciplinary areas of Education   

*Ubiquitous Computing
*Virtual Reality
*Wireless applications
*Other Areas of Education      


- You can submit your research paper at http://www.iicedu.org/IICE-2015%20April/Paper%20Submission.html
or email it to papers-2015april@iicedu.org

Important Dates:

*Abstract and Extended Abstract (Work in Progress) Submission Date: January 25, 2015
*Notification of Abstract and Extended Abstract (Work in Progress) Acceptance/Rejection Date: February 05, 2015
*Research Paper, Student Paper, Case Study, Report Submission Date: February 02, 2015
*Notification of Research Paper, Student Paper, Case Study, Report Acceptance /Rejection Date: February 15, 2015
*Proposal for Workshops Submission Date: January 20, 2015
*Notification of Workshop Acceptance/Rejection Date: January 31, 2015
*Posters Proposal Submission Date: February 15, 2015
*Notification of Posters Acceptance/Rejection: February 25, 2015
*Camera Ready Paper Due: March 01, 2015
*Early Bird Registration (Authors and Participants): December 30, 2014 - March 15, 2015
*Late Bird Registration Deadline (Authors only): March 16, 2015 - March 30, 2015
*Late Bird Registration Deadline (Participants only): March 16, 2015 - April 14, 2015
*Conference Dates: April 20-22, 2015

For further information please visit IICE-2015 at www.iicedu.org  

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

ALA in San Francisco - Building Bridges: Connecting Communities through Librarianship & Advocacy

Attending ALA Annual in San Francisco?  

Join us for 
Building Bridges: 
Connecting Communities through 
Librarianship & Advocacy

Early Bird Registration is NOW OPEN through 
April 3, 2015
For more information, visit:  http://apala35th.apalaweb.org/

Don't miss Valarie Kaur's Keynote Address @ Building Bridges

Valarie Kaur is an award-winning filmmaker, civil rights lawyer, and interfaith leader who centers her work on storytelling for social change (http://valariekaur.com/).

For more information, visit:  http://apala35th.apalaweb.org/