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The Innovative Library Classroom 2015: New Wine, New Bottles


Final call for proposals!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Radford University, Radford, VA

“This is the best freaking conference I’ve ever attended. The content was perfect, and the conference ran like a well-oiled machine. I was VERY impressed and I can’t wait to come back!” –evaluation comments from 2014 attendee

The Innovative Library Classroom (TILC) 2014 was an amazing success, thanks to wonderful presenters and participants. We are now planning the 2015 event with the theme New Wine, New Bottles.

The idiom “Old wine, new bottles”  refers to ideas which are packaged as new but in reality are same-old, same-old.  We want to hear about your truly innovative projects, thoughts, and explorations.  And sometimes old ideas really are improved with new packaging, so if you have a new “bottle” for a sound idea, submit it!  Whether your preferred drink is wine, beer, soda, or something else, we want to hear from you.

Proposals are invited for three different session types:

  • 50 minute presentation
  • 50 minute conversation starters
  • 7 minute lightning talk

For The Innovative Library Classroom 2015, two levels of review will take place.  In addition to the traditional peer review process, we will crowdsource interest in the topics submitted by authors.  Abstracts submitted by authors will be blinded for the crowdsourced portion.  Conference coordinators will make the final selections, basing decisions on both the peer review process and the crowdsourced information.  

Selected papers based on conference presentations will be published,  subject to double blind peer review, in a special issue of Internet Reference 
Services Quarterly dedicated to The Innovative Library Classroom.  More information about IRSQ is available on the IRSQ website: 
http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/wirs20/current#.Uouk8cTIh8E

Submission deadline: November, 21, 2014

Acceptance notification: December 15, 2014

We expect registration costs to be about $35.

Full details and a link to the proposal form are available at: http://innovativelibraryclassroom.blogspot.com/

 

 

The Innovative Library Classroom 2015: New Wine, New Bottles


Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Radford University, Radford, VA

“This is the best freaking conference I’ve ever attended. The content was perfect, and the conference ran like a well-oiled machine. I was VERY impressed and I can’t wait to come back!” –evaluation comments from 2014 attendee

The Innovative Library Classroom (TILC) 2014 was an amazing success, thanks to wonderful presenters and participants. We are now planning the 2015 event with the theme New Wine, New Bottles.

The idiom “Old wine, new bottles”  refers to ideas which are packaged as new but in reality are same-old, same-old.  We want to hear about your truly innovative projects, thoughts, and explorations.  And sometimes old ideas really are improved with new packaging, so if you have a new “bottle” for a sound idea, submit it!  Whether your preferred drink is wine, beer, soda, or something else, we want to hear from you.

Proposals are invited for three different session types:

  • 50 minute presentation
  • 50 minute conversation starters
  • 7 minute lightning talk

For The Innovative Library Classroom 2015, two levels of review will take place.  In addition to the traditional peer review process, we will crowdsource interest in the topics submitted by authors.  Abstracts submitted by authors will be blinded for the crowdsourced portion.  Conference coordinators will make the final selections, basing decisions on both the peer review process and the crowdsourced information.  

Selected papers based on conference presentations will be published,  subject to double blind peer review, in a special issue of Internet Reference 
Services Quarterly dedicated to The Innovative Library Classroom.  More information about IRSQ is available on the IRSQ website: 
http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/wirs20/current#.Uouk8cTIh8E

Submission deadline: November, 21, 2014

Acceptance notification: December 15, 2014

We expect registration costs to be about $35.

Full details and a link to the proposal form are available at: http://innovativelibraryclassroom.blogspot.com/

 

 

FREE VLA Webinar: So You Want to Be a Book Reviewer

Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Time: 1pm-2pm

Location: Your desk!

Description: Always wanted to see your name in print, or been curious about trying your hand at book reviewing? Trying to get published so you've got something to put on your CV/resume? Just want some free books for yourself or your library? Join two experienced book reviewers with a combined 12 years of reviewing experience for a practical, tip-filled webinar that will tell you all you need to know about becoming a successful book reviewer, regardless of the type of library you work for. There will be plenty of time to ask all your burning review questions, too!

Click here to register in advance.

This webinar is FREE.

Presenters Barbara Ferrara (Chesterfield County Public Library) and Megan Hodge (Virginia Commonwealth University) have reviewed for the following publications:

  • Library Journal
  • Library Management
  • Library Quarterly
  • LOEX Quarterly
  • NMRT Endnotes
  • NMRT Footnotes
  • School Library Journal
  • Women in Libraries

 

 

2015 Election Results

Please join us in congratulating VLA’s newly-elected officers for 2015:

Vice President/President Elect: Martha Hutzel of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Fredericksburg

VLA Secretary: Cindy S. Church of the Library of Virginia, Richmond

ALA Councilor:  Rebecca K. Miller of the Virginia Tech Libraries, Blackburg

Martha, Cindy and Rebecca will be installed into their new offices at the VLA Annual Conference Business Meeting, Friday, October 24, at 8am in the Auditorium of the DoubleTree Williamsburg. They will join the following previously-elected members of the 2015 VLA Executive Committee:

  • Kevin Smith, York County Public Library
  • Suzy Szasz Palmer, Longwood University
  • Nathan Flinchum, Roanoke Public Libraries
  • Shari Henry, Arlington Public Library
  • Lisa R. Varga, VLA Executive Director (ex-officio)

Thank you to all of our candidates, and thank you for voting!

Sincerely,

The 2015 VLA Executive Committee

 

Please join the VLA Youth Services Forum for 2 free webinars on STEM/STEAM programming!

Using STEM in Preschool Programs, Monday, September 22nd @ 2pm

Three youth services providers from around the state will present how they designed and implemented STEM programming for preschoolers.  Wini Ashooh will share how she put the STEM into storytime at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library.  Awnali Mills of Henrico County Library system will share how you can absolutely incorporate science discovery into your preschool storytimes.  Jeanine Osther will share Chesapeake Public Library’s Little STEAMers program.  At the end of the presentations we will open up the panel for questions and discussion.

Please register for Using STEM in Preschool Programs on Sep 22, 2014 2:00 PM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3647170590345019393

STEM and STEAM for Elementary Students and Teens, Friday, September 26th @ 2pm

Katie Lane from Campbell County Public Library system will share how she designed and implemented STEM programs for older children.  Wini Ashooh will share Central Rappahannock Regional Library’s STEM in a BOX program.  Jessica Chatham of Chesapeake Public Library will share how she has incorporated STEAM into in-house and outreach teen programming.  Find out how they were successful in their programming and how you can be too!  Have your questions ready, at the end of presentations we will open it up for discussion!

Please register for STEM and STEAM for Elementary Students and Teens on Sep 26, 2014 2:00 PM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/549009606551340033

These programs are free to attend!  Please sign up to reserve your spot by following the links above. 

If you have any questions please contact Allyson Renell at [email protected]

Allyson Lauer-Renell
Youth and Family Services Manager
Suffolk Public Library
Morgan Memorial Library
443 W. Washington Street
Suffolk, VA 23434
757-514-7308
www.suffolk.lib.va.us
 
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