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Volunteer: International Volunteer

8.9.17 –  Conference Volunteer
Invemar, Columbia

Sarah P’s comments:  This would be a great opportunity for a bi-lingual librarian…

Good morning Sarah,

I´m a librarian in Colombia and I enjoy following your informative and useful blog “The traveling librarian”.

I work at Invemar a public/non profit organization which conducts scientific research on marine and coastal ecosystems here in Colombia.

I’m writing to ask if you can help us via your blog in finding a volunteer to assist us in late November (27th – 30th) where we will be offering an international course on digital repositories. The primary responsibility of this person would be to do real time Spanish/English translations during the course.

A strong command of both languages is important and we would prefer someone with either library or records management education.

We would like to host the volunteer (lodging and meals) for one week, preferably if he/she could arrive 3-4 days ahead of the start date to prepare. It could be a great experience and a wonderful chance to enjoy Santa Marta and Colombian Caribbean Coast.

Thank you  very much,

Regards,

María del Pilar Mora

contact: mpilarmorar@gmail.com

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Conference: Library 2.016 Virtual Worldwide Conference

10.5.16 – Library 2.016 : Libraries of the Future

Sarah P’s comments: This conference is tomorrow!  (Sorry, I have been in Algeria working and am just now catching up with news and e-mails). It is free and well-worth attending some sessions.  My only comment is that I wish there was a more worldwide representation among the presenters…

A free Library 2.016 online mini-conference, “Libraries of the Future” on October 6th! Join the 4,000 others who have already registered to participate or watch the recordings now and we’ll also send you our curated resource conference reading packet: 11 downloadable reports and tool-kits, 18 articles, 10 websites, and a YouTube video playlist–all focused on key ideas and trends for libraries of the future.

(to attend live or watch the recordings, and to receive the reading packet)

 Library 2.016: Libraries of the Future will be held from 12:00 – 3:00 pm US-Pacific Time on October 6th (click for your own time zone).  The session and keynote speakers are listed below. The presenter schedule will be sent to registered attendees next week. Be sure to also join the Library 2.0 network to be able to connect with and correspond with 22,000 other individuals in the library world, and to be kept updated on this and future events.
MORE INFORMATION
(Conference Website)

 

As libraries shape their futures – and adapt to the future needs of their communities – what are the near- and long-term trends that point to our brightest opportunities. What can we learn from library innovators and innovators from other sectors and industries that will help us shape the future we want and that our communities aspire towards?

Explore with us some of the key trends that point toward specific futures for libraries, and engage in conversations with civic, social, and education innovators to learn more about what they think about the future, and how libraries can become an integral part of their future visions. Libraries and librarians are well-positioned to envision the future – at the intersection of information, education, technology, and community – and this dialogue will help bring our best thinking together with the exciting visions of our collaborators, allies, and partners.

The School of Information at San José State University is the founding conference sponsor, and this event is being held in collaboration with ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries. Please register as a member of the Library 2.0 network to be kept informed of future events. Recordings from previous years are available under the Archives tab at Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0 YouTube channel.

Participants are encouraged to use #library2016 and #librariesofthefuture on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.

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Program: Global Collaboration Day

It’s now Thursday in the South Pacific–and that means Global Collaboration Day has arrived! One day, September 15th, all around the world = 48 actual hours to share.

Over the next two of days, students, classrooms, teachers, administrators, parents and organizations will be either attending and/or hosting events online that are designed to showcase and promote global collaboration. We (Lucy Gray + Steve Hargadon, co-chairs of the Global Education Conference) are the calendar coordinators but not the direct conveners: that is, over 135 groups from 25 countries have designed and planned their own events which we have then organized into a directory and in special calendars to allow these events to be seen in any time zone in the world.

The second-annual Global Collaboration Day is a huge worldwide demonstration of the power of globally-connected learning.

We encourage you to browse the event directory or the calendar and choose a compelling event to attend! Read directions and our website carefully to prepare. While events can still be added until tonight at 9 PM GMT-6 (instructions here), a current list of the events is at the bottom of this post.
Here are some important links for you to keep handy:

AND, please take a moment to learn about the new GREAT GLOBAL PROJECT CHALLENGE: Between now and October 1, 2016,  global educators will design collaborative projects in which other students and teachers may participate during the course of the 2016-2017 school year.

Special thanks to our partners and sponsors, shown beneath the events. Kudos to them!

See you online,

Lucy and Steve

CURRENT EVENT LISTING 

Wednesday, September 14

3:00pm

  • How can we learn about the world through math story problems?

5:00pm – 11:00pm

  • Northern Collegiate Project Samoa at Helensvale

11:00pm

  • Data analysis and plotting on graph
  • Northern Collegiate Project Samoa at Helensvale

Thursday, September 15

12:00am

  • Speaking Walls- Historical monuments and buildings across the globe
  • Northern Collegiate Project Samoa at Helensvale

1:00am

  • Medicinal Plants in my garden
  • Northern Collegiate Project Samoa at Helensvale

2:00am

  • iMagzz-Making Myself Heard
  • Northern Collegiate Project Samoa at Helensvale
  • Seasons around the globe

3:00am

  • So Different Yet So Alike
  • Northern Collegiate Project Samoa at Helensvale
  • Poetry Magic

6:00am

  • Teaching US History in Global Context: Let’s Make it Happen!
  • GLOBAL EDUCATION AND THE NEW TECHNOLOGIES
  • Solidarity Radio Online Friend

7:00am

  • experience learning communities : Solidarity Ràdio Friend Online

8:00am

  • Eleven Days of Peace
  • The Time Train

9:00am

  • Amazing Race Global Project
  • Global Schools for Local Action
  • worldpeacemuseum
  • Educators-Professionals or Not
  • Gardening Globally!
  • Learn with the World through iEARN Global Projects

10:00am

  • PokemonGo Connect
  • We Stand #WithRefugees
  • Unicollaboration: global student connections
  • Global School Leaders Network Launch Party
  • Matone de Chiwit (Drops of Life) Working to End Water Scarcity in Latin America

11:00am

  • 3D Printed Prosthetics – A Gateway to Authentic Student Design and Problem Solving
  • Challenge Accepted
  • Using Technology to Improve Access to Education
  • Where Do the Children Play

12:00pm

  • Back to School Traditions Around the World
  • Getting Started: Connecting to a World of Perspectives on WorldVuze!
  • International Dot Day

1:00pm

  • Daffodils and Tulips
  • GEC Periscope Poetry Slam
  • Healthy Living Tips

2:00pm

  • Future Global Teachers Meet and Greet GCD 2016
  • One Wish For the School Year
  • Talking Kites in the footsteps of J. Korczak

3:00pm

  • 2nd Graders of the World Unite!
  • Edmodo Small Groups & Badges
  • Excursions in Mathematics

4:00pm

  • How much water do you use?

5:00pm

  • Global Geography Exchange
  • Theory Meets Practice: Transforming education one student at at time
  • You are a global educator, it’s time to start thinking like one!

6:00pm

  • Clase invertida (o flipped classroom)
  • Open Educational Resources and eLearning: A Global Focus

8:00pm

  • Assessment that promotes learning
  • International Book Club through iEARN

9:00pm

  • EveryWorld Initiative: Digital Cross-Cultural Exchanges
  • Let’s Explore Africa
  • What it Means to Be a Global Citizen

11:00pm

  • Partner with us on Global STEM project

Friday, September 16

2:00pm

  • Discussion on mobile apps and web sites developed by K12 students

Saturday, September 17

8:00am

  • Zero to Hero

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Conferences: Global Collaboration Day

GLOBAL COLLABORATION DAY IS SEPTEMBER 15TH
The Global Education Conference Network Launches Its Second Annual Celebration

 

Students, teachers, and organizations will join together online to celebrate and demonstrate global collaboration on September 15, 2016. On Global Collaboration Day, educators and professionals from around the world will host connective projects and events and invite public participation. This event is brought to you by VIF International Education, Google for Education, iEARN-USA and Edmodo.

The primary goals of this 24-hour, worldwide event are to:

  • demonstrate the power of global connectivity in classrooms, schools, institutions of informal learning and universities around the world
  • introduce others to the collaborative tools, resources and projects that are available to educators today
  • to focus attention on the need for developing globally competent students and teachers throughout the world

Global Collaboration Day will take place on September 15 in participant time zones. Classrooms, schools, and organizations will design and host engaging online activities for others to join. Events will range from mystery location calls to professional development events to interviews with experts. All events will be collated in an online calendar viewable in participants’ individual time zones. Participants will be connected on Twitter via the hashtag #globaled16.

An optional new activity this year will be the Great Global Project Challenge. Between now and October 1, 2016, global educators will design collaborative projects using a variety of platforms in which other students and teachers may participate during the course of the 2016-2017 school year. The objective is to create and present as many globally connective projects for students and educators as possible. The final deadline for submissions into our project directory is October 1, but participants are also encouraged to do an introductory activity for their project on Global Collaboration Day as well.

Global Collaboration Day is a project of the Global Education Conference Network, a free online virtual conference that takes place every November during International Education Week. GCD, along with Global Education Day at ISTE and Global Leadership Week, are events designed to connect educators and keep global conversations going year round.

For more information about Global Collaboration Day, please visit our main web site. A digital flyer is also available for distribution.

Follow us on social media:

Help us spread the word. Here are some sample Tweets:

  • Join us for Global Collaboration Day! Details here: http://bit.ly/2016GCD #globaled16
  • YOUR ORG’S TWITTER HANDLE is pleased to partner with @GlobalEdCon and educators around the globe for Global Collaboration Day: http://bit.ly/2016GCD
  • Are you an education leader? Inspire global collaboration on Global Collaboration Day 9/15. http://bit.ly/2016GCD #globaled16
  • Learn more about participating in the Global Collaboration Day celebration: http://bit.ly/2016GCD #globaled16
  • Project hosts are sought for Global Collaboration Day. Details here: http://bit.ly/2016GCD #globaled16
Logos and Badges for Participants, Hosts, Partners and Sponsors are located here: http://bit.ly/gcdimages

Interested in serving as an outreach partner?


Send an email to Lucy Gray (lucy@globaledevents.com) indicating your interest. Include information on how you can help us get the word out to networks with 5000 members or more.

Interested in serving as a sponsor? 


Contact Steve Hargadon (steve@hargadon.com) for information on opportunities to connect authentically with highly connected global educators. We can feature your organization and let our network of 23K+ members know about your globally oriented products and services.

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Conference: The ALA Library Conference at the Sharjah International Book Fair

7.27.16 –  The ALA Library Conference at the Sharjah International Book Fair
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

(Taken from the American Libraries article by Patricia Wand, 7.14.16)

Plans are under way for the third American Library Association (ALA) Library Conference at the 35th Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), to be held November 8–10, 2016, at the Expo Center in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The conference will offer programs, in-depth preconference institutes, and a poster session on a wide range of topics for librarians from academic, public, school, government, and special libraries.

The roster of keynote speakers includes ALA President Julie B. Todaro, who will focus on “The Expert in the Library,” and Center for the Future of Libraries Director Miguel Figueroa, who will discuss societal trends and managing change in libraries.

But what happens when you transplant an ALA conference into an Arabic country? The answer: Conversations about reading, technology, children’s services, faculty research, user services, and library architecture become enriched by multinational perspectives. Diverse, lively exchanges are the best way to describe the ambiance of this event.

SIBF is emerging as the largest book fair in the Gulf. Sharjah Book Authority Chairman Ahmed Al Ameri is eager to provide professional development opportunities to library workers in the region and raise the visibility of libraries. He rightfully envisions the event as an innovative complement to the ever-growing book fair. “Our ongoing collaboration with ALA is helping us in our efforts to be an international leader among regional book fairs and allows us to promote our shared commitment to the love of the written word and its creation,” Al Ameri said in his welcome to conference attendees.

Registration is now open for the 2016 ALA Conference in Sharjah, and there is still time to submit a proposal for a poster session (the deadline is September 22). If you go, be sure to take advantage of the Librarians’ Lounge, a relaxing space to meet colleagues, hold small meetings, and take a break. ALA members will need their ALA ID numbers to register and get the member discount. If you are not an ALA member, email Delin Guerra at dguerra@ala.org to get a special number. Include your first name, last name, email address, and street address in the email.

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Program: International Sharing Opp @ ALA

5.18.16 –  Sharing International Perspectives & Experience…

Sarah P’s comments: Another sharing opportunity for those attending this year’s annual ALA Conference in Orlando. This year’s theme seems to be ‘international’ which I think is both great and long overdue.

 

Do you have an international program at your library you’d like to discuss? Have you had an opportunity to integrate your library into your campus’ international agenda and you’d like to share your experiences? Are there issues or practices that you’ve found informed by work happening abroad?

If you have something to share with your colleagues on these, or any other internationally related topics, AND you’ll be physically attending ALA Annual in Orlando, please either email me directly or share with the list by Friday, May 20th.  You will be notified by May 25th if your proposal has been accepted.

Friday, June 24th 10 – 11:30am

Location TBA

Thanks, I look forward to hearing from you.

Evviva – ACRL IPDG Convener

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Evviva Weinraub
Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies
Northwestern University Library
Northwestern University
www.library.northwestern.edu
evviva.weinraub@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847.467.6178

 

 

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1/14/15 –  ALA International Relations Round Table (IRRT) Preconference-Extended Deadline: February 13, 2015

        

 

Leading from Any Position:  Libraries which are Leaders in their    Communities and Librarians who Lead.

 The American Library Association IRRT Preconference Committee invites proposals for presentations at the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco on June 26, 2015.  The IRRT Preconference provides a forum for librarians interested in international librarianship to discuss the current and future state of librarianship.

The library profession is constantly adjusting to new technical developments, standards and innovative new services.  These changes may occur without additional funding, or in an environment where the relevance of library services may not be widely known, or may be questioned as larger institutions (governmental, educational or corporate) face rethinking of structures.  To survive and thrive libraries need to have strong leadership from within. Libraries need to be leaders in their communities in order to ensure they are full participants in the future of those communities.

This year the IRRT Preconference is inviting proposals from around the world addressing how to lead and how to nurture leadership of both individuals and libraries.  This year there will be time set aside for breakout sessions, during which each presenter will facilitate discussion related to his or her topic at a table.

The following topics are suggested for presenters to consider, but other topics pertaining to the theme are also welcome:

Sustainable Community Based Library Projects in Developing Areas of the World

Public Libraries that have raised their profiles by taking the lead in Education, Career Preparedness and other Fields

University Libraries that have taken the lead in innovation at their Institution or more widely

Librarians leading positive change outside Management Structures

Projects to nurture leadership at all levels in any library

In the proposal, please provide

  1. Title of the presentation
  2. Abstract of the presentation (no more than one page or 300 words)
  3. Name, title of position, and affiliation of the presenter(s)
  4. Contact information (email address and phone number)
  5. Brief biographical statement of the presenter(s)’ credentials.

Submission

Please submit your proposal to: enyren@placer.ca.gov no later than February 13, 2015All proponents will be notified by March 13, 1015.

The IRRT Preconference will be held on Friday June 26, 2015 in conjunction with the ALA Annual Conference (June25—June 30, 2015) in San Francisco.  It will be a half day program from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. Up to six presenters will be selected and grouped into two panels.  Each presenter is expected to give fifteen minutes of presentation; there will be a very brief Q&A session after each panel. After the panels each presenter will facilitate a break out group on their topic, where more extensive discussions will take place.  Lunch will be provided in the meeting room 12:30-1:30 pm.

All presenters are encouraged to submit a copy of PowerPoint slides or full length paper by May 1, 2015 to be included in the preconference packets and published on the IRRT web site after the conference.

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