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Virtual Town Hall April 16th, 2013

As part of its year-long project, the National Forum on Libraries and Teens, YALSA will host its 2nd of three Virtual Town Halls on April 16th from 2-3pm, eastern. The Town Hall will focus on the topic of teen learning environments.  Interested individuals from the research, education, out of school time, youth development, library communities and more are welcome!  To learn more, or to access the link to the Town Hall, visit:…

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Added by YALSA on March 27, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Apply to Study at the HASTAC Network

HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory) is currently seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar to carry out social network data analysis for a $294,000 NSF EAGER project. Through a large-scale analysis of  the HASTAC social network, the Postdoc will investigate the interplay of cyberinfrastructure and scholarly communication, combining cutting-edge data mining methods…

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Added by YALSA on March 21, 2013 at 2:59pm — No Comments

New Report from Pew on Teens & Technology

Pew released a new teens & tech report on March 13, 2013:

http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2013/Teens-and-Tech.aspx

 

You can read about it via the YALSAblog post:

http://yalsa.ala.org/blog/2013/03/13/pew-report-teens-and-technology-2013/

Added by YALSA on March 13, 2013 at 9:45am — No Comments

Virtual Town Hall March 19th, 2013

As part of its year-long project, the National Forum on Libraries and Teens, YALSA will host it's first of three Virtual Town Halls on March 19th from 2-3pm, eastern. The March Town Hall will focus on the topic of partnerships.  Interested individuals from the research, education, out of school time, youth development, library communities and more are welcome!  To learn more, or to access the link to the Town Hall, visit:…

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Added by YALSA on March 6, 2013 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Fellowship Opportunity

ALA seeks candidates for Google Policy Fellowship.  For the summer of 2013, the selected fellow will spend 10 weeks in residence at the ALA Washington Office to learn about national policy and complete a major project. Google provides the $7,500 stipend for the summer, but the work agenda is under the full control of ALA and the fellow.  Apply by March 15, 2013.  For details visit the…

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Added by YALSA on February 20, 2013 at 6:02pm — No Comments

IMLS Announces Digging into Data Challenge

The Digging into Data Challenge is a grant competition designed to spur computationally intensive research in the humanities and social sciences.  Apply by May 15, 2013. Learn more at http://ow.ly/hrJyJ

Added by YALSA on February 5, 2013 at 2:40pm — No Comments

3rd International Research Symposium by the Center for International Scholarship In School Libraries

An Invitation from Dr Ross Todd (Director of CiSSL) and Dr Carol Gordon (Co-Director of CiSSL), Rutgers, The State University of NJ.

Please distribute to colleagues and networks with particular interests in school libraries.

 We cordially invite you to participate in the 3rd International Research Symposium by the Center for International Scholarship In School Libraries (CISSL), to take place at the Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick, NJ, on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th…

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Added by YALSA on February 5, 2013 at 12:56pm — No Comments

RFP for Research Forums for 2013 ALA Conference

The Library Research Round Table (LRRT) will sponsor two Research Forums at the 2013 American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago, IL (June 28-July 2).  The LRRT Forums are a set of programs at the ALA Annual Conference featuring presentations of LIS research, in progress or completed, followed by discussion.  One of the forums is broad in scope and one is on a more specific topic. The forums are:

 

Research: Data-Driven Services

Libraries…

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Added by YALSA on February 4, 2013 at 11:04am — No Comments

Recommendations for YALSA's Research Bibliography?

I am working on updating the Youth Information Seeking Behavior section of the YALSA Research bibliography.  I'd welcome recommended articles, papers, and chapters with publication dates from late 2009 to the present.

Please share your suggestions with me via email: joycevalenza@gmail.com

or please join my fledgling group on Mendeley to help…

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Added by Joyce Valenza on December 3, 2012 at 7:22am — No Comments

Fellowship Opportunity

ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships are intended to support an academic year dedicated to work on a major scholarly project that takes a digital form.  For more information, visit:

http://hastac.org/opportunities/acls-digital-innovation-fellowships

Added by YALSA on August 28, 2012 at 10:38am — No Comments

How & Why to Make Your Digital Publications Matter

Here's an interesting post on DML Cenral from Cathy Davidson at Duke University

Added by YALSA on May 29, 2012 at 3:37pm — No Comments

2013 iConference: Call for Participation

The iConference is an annual gathering of scholars and researchers concerned with critical information issues in contemporary society. The 2013 event will be held in Fort Worth, TX from Feb. 12 - 15.  iConference participants advance the boundaries of information studies, explore core concepts and ideas, and create new technological and conceptual configurations?all situated in interdisciplinary discourses. These issues will be addressed during our four-day event in Fort Worth, Texas,…

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Added by YALSA on May 25, 2012 at 1:40pm — No Comments

YALSA seeks proposals for Trends Impacting YA Services paper presentation at ALA Midwinter Meeting

This effort is sponsored by YALSA’s past presidents and held at the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting, which will be January 25 - 29, 2013 in Seattle. Proposals are due by June 1. The presenter will receive up to $1,500 to defray travel and registration costs.  The paper will be published in YALSA’s peer-reviewed Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults after the conference.  For complete details visit…

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Added by YALSA on May 11, 2012 at 10:17am — No Comments

Call for Applications for Yahoo!/Georgetown Fellowship

Georgetown is seeking applications from a wide cross-section (including scholars, journalists and authors, government officials, business executives, civic actors, and entrepreneurs) for this fellowship.  Fellows are responsible for multi-disciplinary research that explores how diverse international values apply to the development and use of new communications technologies, with a focus on emerging markets.



Further information can be found here -…

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Added by YALSA on February 3, 2012 at 11:01am — No Comments

Apply for ICHASS/CDH Humanities HpC Summer Institute

Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Humanities High Performance Computing Collaboratory (HpC) is a summer institute for graduate students and faculty who are conducting scholarship in the digital humanities. HpC offers two five-day workshops, one with the University of Illinois’ Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science (I-CHASS), and the other at the University of South Carolina’s Center for Digital Humanities (CDH). Attendees will 1) receive a…

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Added by YALSA on December 22, 2011 at 11:09am — No Comments

applicants wanted for Google Policy Fellows program

The American Library Association’s Washington Office is participating in the Google Policy Fellows program. For the summer of 2012, the selected fellow will spend 10 weeks in residence at the ALA Washington Office to learn about national policy and complete a major project. Google provides the stipend for the summer, but the work is directed by ALA and the fellow. The Google Washington office provides an educational program for all of the fellows, such as lunchtime talks.  Complete details…

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Added by YALSA on December 14, 2011 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Research on How College Students Manage Technology While in the Library

1) New PIL Research Report -- The Technology Study

"Balancing Act: How College Students Manage Technology While in the Library during Crunch Time"

Alison J. Head and Michael B. Eisenberg

Released: October 1, 2011

 

Two PDF versions available:

Full version (includes appendices) (72 pages, 6.1 MB)…

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Added by YALSA on October 20, 2011 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Research Competition Call for Proposals

Online networks, digital resources, and gaming environments provide rich opportunities for learning that is demand-driven and learner-centered. More and more people are turning to networked knowledge communities, online tutorials, and other digital resources for wide ranging learning needs. While learning is migrating to these more informal and non-institutionalized kinds of contexts, we still have little research that examines how people assess, recognize, and display the learning that happens… Continue

Added by YALSA on October 19, 2011 at 10:31am — No Comments

Report on Impact of Out of School Time Programs

Snapshot: Exploring the Impact of Higher Achievement's Year Round Out of School Time Program on Summer Learning (published Oct. 2011 by the Wallace Foundation).  Assesses the impact of a multiyear, intensive, academically focused OST program for motivated but underserved middle school students on test scores, summer program participation, and summer learning loss. Examines contributing factors and… Continue

Added by YALSA on October 19, 2011 at 10:05am — No Comments

Pew Receives Grant for Public Libraries Study

The Pew Research Center has announced a three-year, $1.4 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study the changing role of public libraries in the digital age.  Awarded through the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life project, the initiative seeks to determine the ways in which public library patrons' needs and expectations are shifting with the proliferation of e-books, mobile connectivity, and digital content. Through a series of national surveys, focus…

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Added by YALSA on October 19, 2011 at 9:29am — No Comments

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