Sunday, December 30, 2018

Film Librarians Conference 2019: Call for Proposals and Travel Grant Applications


Deadline: January 4, 2019
The 2019 Film Librarians Conference will build on the discussions and dialogues begun in 2017, providing a continuing forum to explore contemporary debates and exchange ideas and strategies amongst librarians, curators, and archivists who maintain and administer paper-based, motion picture-related collections, as well as students enrolled in related graduate programs.
Documenting Cinema: Film Librarians Conference 2019
Date: May 15 – 17, 2019
Location: Linwood Dunn Theater, Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study, Hollywood, CA
Call for Proposals
The conference committee is now welcoming papers and in particular pre-formed panel proposals on the following themes:
·       Workflows and bottlenecks

·       Taxonomies and cataloging issues

·       Preservation of material objects and digital media

·       Staffing issues, including training, education, and professional development

·       Training, education, and learning

·       Cooperative partnerships for digitization and archiving

·       Managing change in the digital age

·       Models for digital archiving and long-term preservation

·       Managing privacy rights for digital information

·       Migration of digital content

·       Storage solutions, for analog and digital objects

·       Turning archives into assets

·       Managing databases and large data sets

·       Gifts, donations, and collection development

·       Issues in acquisitions, digital and analog
Proposals of 400 words for papers, panels, or workshops must be uploaded to our Call for Proposals page no later than January 4, 2019. Please note that conference proceedings will be photographically documented and recorded. Proposal submission assumes your permission to be documented.
Travel Grants
Up to eight travel grants will be awarded to cover registration and reimbursement for the cost of travel from the awardee’s place of residence to Los Angeles to attend the conference. Applicants from both the US and abroad must complete an online application available at the Travel Grants page by January 4, 2019.

See site for more details

Friday, December 7, 2018

Job Opportunity: Business Research Specialist

Business Research Specialist
James J. Hill Center

The James J. Hill Center has an immediate opening for a motivated and self-directed Business Research Specialist to join their team on a part-time, temporary basis. The Business Research Specialist will spend the majority of their time assisting walk-in and scheduled visitors in the Reading Room at the Hill Center, which is open to the public. This is a 20-hour per week, 6 month position. This position reports to the Director of Library & Education.

Follow the link for more details! 

Location: Twin Cities Metro Activity Area: Other
Category: Administration Support Services Closing Date: Dec 14, 2018
Job Type: Part Time Salary: 20.00 per hour


Monday, December 3, 2018

UPDATED: Don't miss the annual SLA-MN Holiday Party!


Join us for a night of celebrating and connecting with fellow information professionals!

This is SLA-MN's popular annual holiday event that includes excellent hors d'oeuvres, opportunities to connect with other local special librarians and information professionals, and a silent auction organized by us, the MLIS Program's SLA Student Chapter. Proceeds from the auction support a Travel Award for one MLIS student to attend the Annual National SLA Conference, to be determined by an essay contest.

We are currently in the process of soliciting donations from alumni, professionals, and businesses. We will need volunteers to help set up the silent auction on the day of the event! Please let us know if you are interested in helping with the silent auction.

This year the event will be held at the beautiful James J. Hill Center in downtown St. Paul. Whether it's to support SLA, network, or enjoy the amazing setting, we hope to see you there!

Click HERE to get tickets!

Monday, January 28, 2019
5:30 PM
James J. Hill Center
Saint Paul, MN
Cost for students: $15