Sunday, September 14, 2014

Intern in Washington, D.C. or Abroad

How far could a student internship at the U.S. Department of State take you? Just for starters, it would give you a coveted inside look at diplomacy in action, and the range of careers and responsibilities found in the Foreign Service and Civil Service.

Think of it as test-driving a career before you decide what you're going to do with your life. You'll gain valuable work experience that you can apply to virtually every endeavor — whether you work in government or the private sector. Most of all, you will feel good about doing something worthwhile for your nation.

At the U.S. Department of State, we like to say that we represent America to the world. As an intern here or abroad, you will, too. The U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program is an unpaid internship with the opportunity to work in U.S. embassies and consulates throughout the world, as well as in various bureaus located in Washington, D.C. and at Department offices around the United States. This program is designed to provide substantive learning experiences in a foreign affairs environment. Please subscribe to receive email updates regarding this program.

For internship program details such as duties of an intern, participating offices and bureaus, types of internships, and housing information, please download the Student Internship Program Brochure                 http://careers.state.gov/intern/student-internships

11º Encontro Nacional

de Arquivos Municipais
"Arquivística e competitividade na Administração local:ferramentas inovadoras para a gestão da informação"

Esposende | 14 e 15 de Novembro de 2014


Monday, September 1, 2014




Na sequência do Memorando de Entendimento assinado entre os Ministros da Ciência e Tecnologia de Portugal e do Brasil em Outubro de 2009, e dando continuidade às conferências já organizadas, vai realizar-se nos dias 6 a 8 de outubro, na Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal, no Auditório da Reitoria, a 5ª Conferência Luso-Brasileira de Acesso Aberto.
Esta Conferência tem como objetivo promover a partilha, discussão, produção e divulgação de conhecimentos, práticas e pesquisa sobre o acesso aberto em todas as suas dimensões e perspetivas, servindo de catalisador à disseminação de políticas, investigação e desenvolvimento na área.
A conferência pretende reunir as comunidades portuguesa e brasileira, que desenvolvem atividades de investigação, desenvolvimento, gestão de serviços e definição de políticas relacionadas com o acesso aberto ao conhecimento, através de repositórios e de revistas de acesso aberto, em instituições de investigação e de ensino superior.
http://www.acessolivre.pt/c/index.php/confoa2014/2014



Saturday, August 30, 2014

Special Interest Group for Digital Libraries ASIST


October 31-November 5, 2014, Seattle, WA

Come to Seattle for the 77th ASIS&T Annual Meeting. The theme for this year’s conference is Connecting Collections, Cultures, and Communities - we chose this theme to celebrate the breadth of information science, its historical roots, its user-centeredness, and its unique aim of bringing people together around ideas, thoughts, and the exchange of information and knowledge.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Numa época de grandes restrições económicas e financeiras (com recursos cada vez mais escassos e alvos de muita procura) e face à tendência para uma desregulamentação facilitadora da arbitrariedade, as bibliotecas enfrentam nos nossos dias uma forte competição nas prioridades dos decisores políticos.



A tendência é para que às bibliotecas seja exigido que façam mais com menos – menos dinheiro, menos pessoal, menos tempo – precisamente num contexto de cada vez maiores exigências de toda a ordem. É assim fundamental que todos os que nelas trabalham comuniquem permanentemente às suas comunidades o valor das bibliotecas e influenciem os decisores no sentido de evitarem certas medidas desfavoráveis e tomarem outras que lhes facilitem o cumprimento das suas missões.



Para discutir estas questões, a BAD – Associação Portuguesa de Bibliotecários, Arquivistas e Documentalistas e o Goethe-Institut Portugal, organizam conjuntamente uma Conferência nos dias 16 e 17 de Setembro de 2014, na Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, sobre o tema «Advocacy for Libraries», cujo programa pode ser consultado aqui e na qual poderão desde já inscrever-se todos os interessados.



Nesta conferência falarão bibliotecários e professores portugueses e alemães. As inscrições – no valor de 5€ para os associados da BAD e de 15€ para o público em geral – deverão ser feitas até ao dia 8 de Setembro
http://www.bad.pt/new/index.php?option=com_rsform&formId=60

Thursday, August 21, 2014

First-Year Students And Libraries: Assessing The Impact Of Information Literacy
Tuesday, September 16, 1:00-2:30 (Eastern)
online webinar
Host: Innovative Educators
http://www.innovativeeducators.org/product_p/3223.htm

NOTE: Payment is not required prior to event date. The recording is included and is accessible for one full year.

OVERVIEW
The North Lake College Library (NLCL) is known for its innovative approach to library use in the classroom. This past year, the library took its instruction a step further. As part of EDUC 1300, a class aimed at allowing first-year college students to gain a strong footing in the academic world, the library incorporated information literacy components into normal classroom instruction. While partnering with the EDUC instructor, the academic librarians combine online and database-driven resources, information regarding print and non-print research, as well as pathways into transfer and employment as part of the course curriculum. Careful emphasis is placed on the difference between high school "reports" and college "research" papers, and the librarian and instructor are charged with educating the first-year student on what is expected from them as college students. At the end of the course, the students are assessed on what they learned and also how they ca n use the knowledge and skills in further endeavors. Finally, the success of these students is measured against that of students in subsequent English classes that did not have the learning frameworks course.

Join us to learn how early and continued exposure to the academic library and all of its resources will increase academic preparedness and college readiness. Participants will also learn how to measure the effectiveness of library instruction as it relates to the first-year student and acquire the knowledge and resources needed to assist students to achieve academic and career success.

OBJECTIVES
- Understand how early and continued exposure to the academic library and all of its resources will increase:
academic preparedness
knowledge of the steps necessary to achieve overall college readiness
knowledge of the steps and classes necessary (including transfer) to obtain the desired degree
- Learn how to measure the effectiveness of library instruction as it relates to the first-year student by analyzing the participants against their course successes, as well as their readiness for greater academic challenges
- Acquire the knowledge and resources needed (and presently used) to allow student success to be expanded from the traditional instructional realms into the areas that are equipped to assist students to achieve both academic and career success

WHO IS THE SPEAKER?
Kent Seaver has 16 years of experience in the field of student assessment. While at Tarrant County College in Arlington, Texas, he created pilot programs for dual credit students using ACCUPLACER, as well as developed CLEP initiatives aimed at first generation students. He has since taken both concepts to North Lake College in Irving and has enjoyed success in working with the new-to-college student, and the student-about-to-transfer to a four-year institution. He is presently the Director of Learning Resources at North Lake College in Irving, Texas. He also serves on the ACCUPLACER National Advisory Council. Kent has earned a BA in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma and a Juris Doctorate in Law from Texas Wesleyan University.

Enquiries: pam@ieinfo.org
Web address: http://www.innovativeeducators.org/product_p/3223.htm
Sponsored by: Innovative Educators

Saturday, August 16, 2014

O Serviço para Educação Contínua (SEC) da Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciências da Educação da Universidade do Porto (FPCEUP) promove, de 03 a 12 de setembro de 2014, curso: AVALIAÇÃO DO FUNCIONAMENTO DE BIBLIOTECAS, destinado especialmente a Professores dos Ensinos Básicos e Secundário e Educadores de Infância, Bacharéis, Licenciados ou estudantes das áreas das Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Ciências da Educação, Psicologia, entre outros profissionais, dirigentes, técnicos superiores, chefias administrativas, técnicos, técnico-profissionais, administrativos e estagiários. Esta ação tem a responsabilidade cientifica da Professora Doutora Selene Vicente e as sessões serão ministradas pela Mestre Carla Coelho.
Esta ação de formação está creditada pelo CCPFC com 1,2 U.C. e 3 ECTS pela Universidade do Porto. 
Este curso foi incluído na lista de ações de formação em bibliotecas escolares da RBE.

Mais Informações/inscrições em: http://nodes.neoscopio.com/secpt/cursos/edicao-7-curso-avaliacao-do-funcionamento-de-bibliotecas | telefone 226 061 890 | e-mail sec@fpce.up.pt.