Wednesday, August 26, 2020




Information professionals are in high demand and bring unique skill sets to a range of organizations. Join us to learn about the interesting and exciting work being performed by SLA members in a variety of roles at different types of organizations. Find out what a “typical” day looks like for them, how their career path led to their current role, and what skills they deem essential for success. Leverage their insights to better position yourself for your next opportunity!

One of four experienced panellists, SLA Europe President Seema Rampersad is currently the Senior Business Researcher and Service Manager, the Business & IP Centre at the British Library, and is also the President of SLA Europe.

Originally from Trinidad & Tobago, Seema Rampersad went to London England to study Information and Communication. She worked for the Intelligence Unit at the Greater London Authority and for PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Business Information Centre for many years.

Seema is currently working at the British Library’s Business & IP Centre for start-up and growing businesses.  She is still an advocate for traditional library and information services and skills. Though, in both roles, she has continued to use new technologies for collaborating across subject areas and borders. At present, she is interested in social media and the use of multimedia as business and professional development tools for managing and delivering information and knowledge.

Thursday, 27 August 2020 22:00 BST
Free to all
Registration Link

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Monday, August 24, 2020

Belarus Crisis Web-Archive at UC Berkeley


At UC Berkeley, we believe in transparency and collaboration.  And, given the complexities of the region that I have lived in for many years, I thought that it might be a good idea to launch a Web-archive that is dedicated to Belarus Crisis. Belarus was home for me for many years.

I wanted to invite you to collaborate on a Belarus Crisis web-archive that I have launched at UC Berkeley. I know that any Belarusian sites that you would like to nominate to crawl will be helpful to us.

I must tell you that the technical aspects of crawling the web have been one of the most challenging parts of the process. If you would like to nominate any additional sites please feel free to write off the list citing your reasons for such nomination. We will review the site and add it if the current technical capabilities allow us to crawl a particular site carefully.

It is a work in progress with several nuances but here is the link that I wanted to share with you.
Belarus Crisis : August 2020

Thank you so much. 

Liladhar R. Pendse, PhD
Librarian for East European and Central Asian Studies Collections
Librarian for the Caribbean and Latin American Studies Collections
Librarian for Armenian and Mongolian Studies Collections
University of California, Berkeley

Monday, August 17, 2020

IFLA CPDWL Section Podcast Series with Library Leaders


Curious about library leaders' experiences and professional development journal?

All podcast conversations by IFLA's Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section is available here:

Transcripts are available here:

Friday, August 14, 2020

Have MLIS will Travel Webinar

When: Aug 19, 2020 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM (ET) 

Have you walked just feet behind a lion, or contemplated eating a cockroach cigar, or found the most beautiful spot to visit in California that takes your breath away each time you go? There are some people who take vacations, and there are some people who research travel destinations around the world and make travel an integral part of their yearly lives. Meet some of the LIS folks who take travel to a new level, and gain some good travel tips for yourself. 


Adria Hirsch is Research and Library Manager at Latham & Watkins in New York. She obtained her MLIS degree from San Jose State University. Adria is self-described as wanderlust addicted. She has traveled to 32 countries across 5 of the 7 continents. Adria also enjoys photography and cooking. She served as organizer of NYC Gay Photographers for over 5 years and is a frequent student at Institute of Culinary Education School of Recreational Cooking. 

KC Hudson is the Digital Literacy Librarian for Martin County Library System (FL). She received her MLS from University of South Florida and started working for PwC as a research analyst in 2007. In 2013, KC left NYC to “take a year off to travel” and six months later was working as a librarian onboard a cruise ship. After sailing the seven seas for several years, she now lives in her hometown, where she brings emerging technology such as virtual reality and 3D printing to public libraries in coastal Florida. Hobbies include reading, running, and researching the next trip! 

 Winter Shanck is the Archivist at THIRTEEN/WNET, the New York PBS station. Since joining WNET in 2000, she has collected, catalogued, stored, accessed, and retrieved audiovisual and other materials from the WNET archives, as well as participated in the implementation of the digital archive, determining standards, protocols, and best practices. She holds a Master of Library Science degree from Queens College. Winter is an avid traveler who has visited 23 states and 10 countries including Cuba, Greece, Hungary, Italy, and Spain, to name just a few. She enjoys traveling off-season so that she can immerse herself as much as possible in the people, culture and food of each place she travels. Being a true librarian, she documents her travels with stories told through photographs on Instagram (@wshanck) and on her personal blog, Savory Sweet Neat. Moderated by Clara Cabrera, SLA NY, Program Events Coordinator 

Please register for the event. We will email you the virtual meeting details the day before.

Monday, August 10, 2020

IRRT Preconference Webinar Part 3

The International Relations Round Table (IRRT) Pre-Conference Committee co-chairs Drs. Gloria Creed-Dikeogu and Barbara Marson are hosting the last in a series of webinars with the theme of Libraries as Social Change Agents. Part 3: August 13, 2020, 10:00 am Pacific Time | 12:00pm Central Time | 1:00 pm Eastern Time Presentation: Creating Social Change through Library Education Presenter: Julie Ann Winkelstein, Lecturer: University of Tennessee, Knoxville Moderator: Dr. Clara Chu, Director of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs Each webinar will last approximately 1 ½ hours – one hour for the speaker and 30 minutes for Q & A. Registration page

Thursday, August 6, 2020

The Latin American North East Library Consortium (LANE)

The Latin American North East Library Consortium (LANE), which is part of SALALM, is happy to present this project to all of you:

LACLI (Latin American, Caribbean, U.S. Latinx, and Iberian Online Free E-Resources)

Many Latin Americanist librarians or librarians serving Latin American or Latinx communities in the U.S. at some point in their professional lives have asked themselves: “Has anyone created a guide/index/list on Latin American open access resources?"

LANE created just that! Even better, an entire warehouse of resources!  LACLI is a collective effort to create a warehouse of free online resources with Latin American, Caribbean, U.S. Latinx, and Iberian full content. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Anyone could reuse this data to create their own guides or any other material for non-commercial purposes.  


HOW CAN I CONTRIBUTE TO THIS PROJECT?  Nominate online free resources through this form. 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET THE MOST OUT OF LACLI? Join us for this upcoming free webinar for librarians

  • When: Tuesday August 18, 1:00-2:30 PM in U.S. Eastern Time

  • REGISTER here. Limited spaces are given on a first come, first served basis.

  • During this webinar, you will learn how to find and reuse LACLI data to create your own guides or any other projects for non-commercial purposes. You will also learn how to search for resources to support your reference interactions with users. At the end of the webinar, you will have an opportunity to get hands-on experience in LACLI and contribute with a resource in our mini edit-a-thon! 

ANY QUESTIONS? Shoot us an email to 

LACLI will allow you to find answers to questions such as:

  • Where can I find free online visual images about Cuba? What about if I want to be more granular and I am just interested in Cuban photographs and posters?

  • How can I get quick access to all the national digital libraries of Latin America and Iberia? 

  • Where can I find resources focusing on foreign relations related to the countries of these geographical areas?

  • Where can I find the most comprehensive open access data projects and resources on slavery?

  • Where can I find a list of oral histories from Latin America?

  • Where can I find the most comprehensive resources focusing on Latin America ephemera?

We hope you find LACLI useful and that you can contribute with your little “granito de arena” to this project! LACLI currently offers 500+ resources and counting!

Saludos cordiales,

Your colleagues from the Latin America North East Libraries Consortium (LANE)