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Peggy Cadigan, New Jersey State Library writes "The Mid-Atlantic Futures Conference, a groundbreaking partnership between the NJ, PA, MD, WV, and DE state libraries and PALINET,will take place May 7 and 8, 2007, at the Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City.
Will libraries exist in 20 years? Is it possible to keep up with the incredibly rapid pace of technological innovations? What job skills will we need to be efficient in the future? Will we remain relevant? Who will our customers be and what kind of information will they need?
We have assembled a stellar list of presenters to help us begin to imagine various future scenarios. We have carefully selected presenters who are willing to engage in a dialogue with the people attending this conference, because we believe that the conversations that take place and the connections that people make with one another at this conference will coalesce into the transformative force that propels libraries into the future.
To register: Go To Palinet.org"
Filipino Librarian writes "Aside from Library Related Conferences (LRC), you can now check the International Calendar of Information Science Conferences (ICISC) for international conferences on information science and related disciplines. Unlike LRC, ICISC is backed up by a group, specifically the American Society for Information Science & Technology. More..."
Anonymous Patron writes "Here's One on the De Lange Conference on "Emerging Libraries". March 5-7 conference co-sponsored by Fondren Library and the Computer Information and Technology Institute. About 350 people from across the country attended the conference.
Fourteen speakers representing science, engineering, government and libraries pondered the future of libraries and their ability to respond to a new reality â€” that more information has been generated in the last decade than in all previous human history, and most of it is digitalized. A theme addressed by all the speakers was the inevitable transformation of the traditional library, coupled with uncertainty over what libraries will look like in the future."
Filipino Librarian writes "The Rizal Library Conference Committee invites proposals for papers for the "Third Rizal Library International Conference" to be held at the Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines, October 22-24, 2007. The conference theme is "From Classroom to Career: Roadmaps to a Library's Success." For more information, see the website."
John Shableski writes "It's official, the Library Panels for the NY Comicon have been posted online! Librarians and professionals can attend the NY Comicon for Free on Feb 23rd at the Jacob Javits Center.
Check out this page for GN Panels for Librarians. These panels are all about librarians talking to librarians on how graphic novels work to grow circulation, patron interest, and all other aspects of selecting and shelving this format. Whether you have been involved with graphic novels from the days of Maus or, you are just beginning to get your feet wet, these panels have been created just for you.
Cabot writes "The Canadian Museums Association has taken an interesting approach with their conference next year in Ottawa. They have decided to present a carbon neutral conferences. "Approximately 42.5 tonnes of carbon will be released through travel, accommodations, and energy consumption related to the conference. To offset
these climate change causing-emissions, 934 trees will be planted according to
afforestation criteria, in spring 2007 across Canada."
Visit their Web site for more information."
The Telegraph - Calcutta, India: A two-day conference on the role of the National Library as a â€œmirror of the nationâ€ and to review its service was held in the Bhasha Bhavan conference room on Monday and Tuesday.
Several speakers from across the country â€” including library and information science professionals, preservation and conservation experts and the directors of seven Central Libraries â€” spoke on The National Library as an Intellectual Resource: Challenges and Prospects.
NACONAL 2006, as the conference was called, was inaugurated by writer Mahasveta Devi.
Filipino Librarian writes "In a pre-conference session, John Wilkin started by talking about the genesis of Google Book Search at U-M, and eventually got around to the secrecy regarding the technology and numbers surrounding the project. He mentioned that he understood why Google wants to keep these secret, but added that permission has been obtained to talk about certain aspects of the project. More... In the opening session, John Seely Brown differentiated between "learning about" and "learning to be," which seems to be similar to the difference between telling a man how to catch fish, and letting him learn to catch fish by doing. Other examples: the open source movement, Decameron Web, open and closed peer review at Nature, MediaCommons, etc. More..."
We are writing on behalf of the Organising Committee, to inform you of the call for papers for a:
SYMPOSIUM ON THE HUMANITIES: FINDING A PLACE IN CHANGING TIMES
Columbia University, New York City, 24-26 February 2007 Humanities Symposium
The Symposium is to be hosted by the International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities and the International Journal of the Humanities, in conjunction with the Center for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University. -- Read More