ALA Midwinter Meeting presentations now online!

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Check out recordings of presentations from this past ALA Midwinter Meeting, which took place in Chicago, IL on January 29 through February 3, 2015.  This link can also be found on our Events page, under Past Events.  Enjoy!



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REFORMA – National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos & the Spanish-Speaking

April 2, 2015 – April 4, 2015

Members: $50
Nonmembers: $75

Here’s an opportunity to attend 9 live conference sessions which you can hear from the comfort of your office or home!

The webinars will provide a live audio of the presentations.  Not all of the presenters will show slides during their sessions.  However, you will be able to view presentation slides if included in the webinar.  As an attendee of the webinar, you will be in listen only mode.

You will be able to ask questions during the presentation.  We will monitor all questions typed in the webinar’s chat box.  The presenter(s) will view and answer questions after the webinar has concluded.  Responses to questions will be made available on the REFORMA site at a later date.

The sessions will be recorded and archived on the REFORMA site so if you miss a session, you will have access to watch the webinar at your convenience.

Register or find more information here.

UNYSLA conference: A Look at Library Spaces

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Registration is now open for UNYSLA’s spring conference A Look at Library Spaces on April 17, 2015.

Join UNYSLA for lively presentations and a panel discussion on academic, public, and special library spaces!

Date: Friday, April 17

Time: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Location: Carlson Library on River Campus at the University of Rochester, NY

For more details, full schedule, and registration visit:

HIRE Education Conference

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HIRE Education Conference:

Preparing for Your Future Career in Education

Sponsored by:
Graduate School of Education Alumni Association

Saturday, April 25, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
322 Clemens Hall


This free conference will bring back Graduate School of Education alumni to discuss job search skills and strategies with current students and alumni. The conference will feature panel discussions in four educational career tracks (including Library and Information) and one session addressing the career concerns of international students. Pizza, cookies, and beverages will be provided for lunch.

Info on the Student-to-Staff Program

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If you are interested in being the UB representative in Chicago next year, here is a little more information about the program from the ALA website (

Student-to-Staff Program

Each year during Annual Conference, the Chapter Relations Office assembles 40 representatives from the student chapters to assist ALA staff at the conference. To qualify, the student must be a current ALA member and a member of a student chapter, and cannot have previously participated in the program. Although each school has its own selection process (i.e. random drawing, essay contest, etc.), the chosen student’s name must be submitted to ALA by the group’s faculty advisor. One student will be accepted per chapter. In exchange for working 4 hours per day at the conference, the student will receive free conference registration, housing, and a per diem for meal expenses. Transportation costs (such as airfare and cabs) are the student’s responsibility. This program is only available at the Annual Conference. At this time there are no volunteer opportunities at Midwinter Meetings.

Information about the program is sent to the schools each year in early December, and the deadline for submitting a name is February 1. Because there is only room for 40 students and there are currently 49 active student chapters, participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

See also the Facebook page American Library Association Student to Staff Participants