News and Announcements

Newsletter Issue: 
Volume 37 no.2 June 2017

News and Announcements

Yoko Kudo

Call for OLAC Conference Scholarship Applications


OLAC will award one Conference Scholarship that will provide funds for a member of Online Audiovisual Catalogers to attend the OLAC 2017 Conference in Richmond, VA, October 27-29, 2017.


Eligibility: Any personal member of OLAC who has never attended an OLAC Conference is eligible for the OLAC Conference Scholarship.


Award Description: The award amount of up to $1,000 can be used to cover reasonable estimated costs for registration for the conference, preconference (if desired), lodging, travel, and meals. The scholarship will be distributed after the conference in the form of a reimbursement, so the award recipient should save receipts.


Conditions/Requirements: The recipient must confirm in writing that he or she will attend. The recipient must attend the full conference, including the business meeting where the award will be announced, and the recipient must write a brief report for the OLAC Board indicating what he or she gained and found to be most helpful in his or her work. This report will be published in the OLAC newsletter.


Applicants must submit a completed application form, a current CV, and a cover letter via the OLAC Website. The cover letter should describe why the applicant wishes to attend the conference, how the receipt/non-receipt of the scholarship will influence his or her ability to attend the conference, and potential applications to his or her present and future job responsibilities.


Application Deadline: The application and supporting materials must be received no later than Monday, June 19, 2017. The award will be announced no later than Friday, July 28, 2017.


Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS) - Call for Authors


LRTS seeks a few good contributors. Contact Editor Mary Beth Weber, for more information. LRTS is published four times per year (January, April, July, October).


Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) Workshop at DC-2017 - Call for Participation


The 11th U.S. NKOS Workshop will take place on Saturday, October 28 as part of DC-2017 in Crystal City, VA (Washington, D.C.). Proposals are invited for Presentations and Demos. Submission deadline is Friday, June 30, 2017. For more information and to submit a proposal, please visit the NKOS Call for Participation.


Registration & Diversity Scholarship for Access Library Technology Conference 2017 Now Open


Registration for Access 2017 in Saskatoon, SK is now open. The conference will take place on Sept 27-29th, 2017. For registration details, please visit the conference website. For information about the two all-inclusive diversity scholarships (up to $2000 CDN), please visit here.


2017 Charleston Conference Call for Papers Now Open


2017 Call for Papers, Ideas, Panels, Debates, Diatribes, Speakers, Poster Sessions, etc. is now open. The proposal deadline is Friday, July 14. Submit your proposal on topics related to collection development and acquisitions at the Charleston Conference website. For questions or more information, please contact Conference Assistant Director, Leah Hinds.