From the Profession

Calls for Papers: IFLA 2010

IFLA has issued a call for papers to be presented at the World Library and Information Congress: 76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly “Open Access to Knowledge - Promoting Sustainable Progress" August 10–15, 2010, in Gothenburg, Sweden. See web page for more information.

Call for Participation: Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) 2010    

The annual international conference Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) addresses the changing and challenging environment for libraries and information systems and services in the digital world. LIDA has issued a call for its 2010 conference which will address two themes: digital scholarship and digital natives. Find more information online.

OLAC Seeks Applicants for 2010 OLAC Research Grant    

The OLAC Research Grant is awarded annually by the OLAC Executive Board to encourage research in the field of audiovisual cataloging. Proposals will be judged by a committee appointed by the Board on the basis of practicability and perceived value to the audiovisual cataloging community. More information and the application are available online.

CLA Interest Group Presents Two Awards    

The California Library Association Technical Services Interest Group presented the New Leader Award presented to Sarah A. Buchanan on October 30, 2009. Ms. Buchanan received her M.L.I.S. degree in June, 2009, from the University of California Los Angeles Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. For the past two years she has been a Library Assistant in the UCLA School of Law, Library Cataloging and Metadata Section, and has additional work experience in cataloging and archives. Although she is a new librarian, Ms. Buchanan has an established record of professional association service and leadership, as well as publications, and is eager to become an active member of the Technical Services Interest Group.

The CLA Technical Services Interest Group presented their Award of Achievement to Ida Z. daRoza, Catalog Librarian, San Mateo County Library System, Services Interest Group Award of Achievement. Now Past Chair of the Technical Services Interest Group, Ms. daRoza provided exemplary leadership during a year of CLA reorganization and transition. In addition to overseeing successful meetings and programs at the CLA Conference, she helped organize three cataloging workshops for the new CLA Spring Fling program and created a Technical Services Interest Group presence in Facebook and Second Life.

Ms. daRoza served as Chair of the CLA Services to Latinos Round Table and as a Reforma Chapter Representative. She was a 2003–2004 Spectrum Scholar and contributed a chapter to Staff Development Strategies that Work!: Stories and Strategies from New Librarians, edited by Georgie L. Donovan and Miguel A. Figueroa. (New York: Neal-Schuman, c2009.)

2010 National Leadership Grant Guidelines Now Available    

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is accepting grant applications for the agency's 2010 National Leadership Grant (NLG) program. Applications, guidelines, and examples of successful proposals are available online. The deadline for submitting applications is February 1, 2010.

UKSG and NASIG Announce New John Merriman Award    

The United Kingdom Serials Group (USKG) and the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) are undertaking a joint venture to allow a member of the each group to attend the conference of their sister organization. The conference-swap will enable individuals who are working at a practical level in e-resource management to learn and share experiences at the UKSG Annual Conference which will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland, April 12–14, 2010 or the NASIG Annual Conference that will take place in Palm Springs, California, June 3–6, 2010. More information is available online.