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Professional Development Opportunities

FREE Instructional Technology Summit

Where: Charlotte, NC

When: April 4, 2012

Who: Metrolina Library Association (


The event is free of charge and will take place from 2 – 4 PM.  The summit will cover popular free technologies that you can use to teach your patrons, such as Prezi, Screen Cast O Matic, and Google Apps for Educators. Members of the executive board will present these technologies in a casual, collegial format with ample time for questions and discussion.  Be prepared to learn how to ‘wow’ your library patrons with these cutting-edge technologies.  (Text from Email Announcement)


NASIG 27th Annual Conference

Where: Nashville, Tennessee

When: June 7-10, 2012

Who: North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) (


The North American Serials Interest Group’s 27th Annual Conference, June 7-10, 2012, in Nashville, Tennessee is fast approaching, and preconference spots are going fast.  Make sure to secure your spot in one of these remaining preconference sessions today!

Early Bird registration is still open!  Early Bird ends May 4, 2012, 5 p.m. Eastern.

To register:

(Text from Email Announcement)

IASSIST 2012 conference

Where: Washington, DC

When: June 4-8, 2012

Who: International Association for Social Science Information Services & Technology (IASSIST) (


Registration is now open for the IASSIST 2012 Conference!

IASSIST 2012 conference site:
Conference Theme: Data Science for a Connected World: Unlocking and Harnessing the Power of Information
Dates: June 4th – 8th, Washington D.C. USA.

Register before May 1st to take advantage of special conference and workshops rates. Fees and other details are available at:

The theme “Data Science for a Connected World: Unlocking and Harnessing the Power of Information” reflects the growing desire of research communities, government agencies and other organizations to build connections and benefit from the better use of data through practicing good management, dissemination and preservation techniques.
Information about the papers, panels, and other events can be found

(Text from Email Announcement)


eResource and Emerging Technologies Summit

Where: Mississippi State University

When: August 3-4, 2012

Who: Mississippi State University Libraries (


Mississippi State University Libraries is dedicated to hosting top quality conference opportunities for Academic Libraries. For more than a decade the MSU Libraries has hosted the Mid-South eResource Symposium, as well as pioneering discussions about technology in libraries with the Emerging Technologies Summit. Both conferences have experienced growing popularity and attracted a national following.  Building on that success and finding common ground between the two conferences, the MSU Libraries are relaunching them this year as the MSU Libraries eResource and Emerging Technologies Summit (MSU-LEETS).


Call for Proposals

The 2012 MSU LEETS programming committee is accepting proposals for Steal-this-Idea speakers and poster sessions. The Steal-this-Idea talks will be 45 minutes to one hour in length, including time for discussion. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals that share their own experiences in working with eResources and/or applying social media and emerging technologies in academic libraries. Potential topics include, but are not restricted to:



–the impact of eResources on technical services

–managing eResources (P vs E)

–ERMS implementation and use

–institutional repositories

–managing multiple URLs in an OPAC

–licensing and access issues in a consortium

–eBook acquisition and workflow


Emerging Technologies:

–tablets and/or mobile applications in an academic environment

–eBooks and e-readers

–social media applications

–cloud computing

–campus outreach

–augmented reality

–assessment strategies


Please submit 150-200 word proposals for Steal-this-Idea or poster sessions (Emerging Technologies only) by filling out the application located here: Proposals must be received by May 11th in order to be considered.

Registration begins June 4, 2011.  The cost for the two-day conference will be $80, or $50 for a single day.  Library School students will pay $50 for both days, and NASIG members will receive a 20% discount. MSU LEETS is proud to be a NASIG sponsored continuing education symposium.

(Text from Email Announcement)


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