Current News & Notes
(via NASIG, formerly the North American Serials Interest Group, Inc.) The NASIG Program Planning Committee (PPC) invites proposals for the Great Ideas Showcase and the Snapshot Sessions for the 31st NASIG conference in Albuquerque, NM, June 9 to 12. The theme of the conference is "Embracing New Horizons”. The Great Ideas Showcase and the Snapshot Sessions will be held concurrently on Friday, June 10, 4:45 to 5:45 p.m.
(via Lorna Engels, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois) Registration is now open for the first of three Resource Sharing Committee open houses this spring. The event will take place on Thursday, March 24. Space is limited.
(via Lindsay Harmon, IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect) We are excited to announce that members of ALA’s New Members Round Table (NMRT) can apply to receive a grant, which will assist with expenses to attend the ALA Annual Conference, June 23 – June 28, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. This award is generously sponsored by MANGO Languages. The deadline is Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at 5:00 PM (EST).
(via Gwen Gregory IACRL President) The ACRL 2017 Panel Sessions Committee is currently accepting applications for panel discussions at the Association of College & Research Libraries 2017 conference (http://conference.acrl.org)! The deadline is May 6, 2016. A panel session offers an opportunity for two to four presenters to engage in a cohesive and productive conversation about a topic of importance to academic libraries and librarianship.
Project Information Literacy, in collaboration with the University of Washington Information School and the Institute of Museum and Libraries, recently released the report Staying Smart: How Today’s Graduates Continue to Learn Once They Complete College. The impetus behind the report was that not much research had been done on the information-seeking behaviors of college graduates once they have finished their schooling.