Max Tolomei and I cordially invite you to attend a sneak preview of the updated and soon-to-be-releasted CRRA website. Max and I have been working to move the CRRA website’s content into the open source content management system, Concrete5, and re-evaluating the organization and function of the website as a whole. Using Concrete5 will bring our site into the 21st century, making it possible to dynamically update content, and allowing members to easily collaborate and share project information in a variety of ways.
Before taking the site “live,” we seek your input into how the site works for you and how it might be improved.
Demo of CRRA website and discussion
Thursday, November 8 at noon (11 central, 9 pacific)
These sessions will include a live demo of the site and comments and suggestions from you (via text chat and/or telephone).
Please contact Pat Lawton firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions to join in.
We look forward to showing you the website and hearing your suggestions for improvements.
The August Update highlights the fall symposium, our newest member and CRRA liaisons.
Please mark your calendars for the upcoming CRRA/Depaul Symposium, and consider attending too the Loyola University Chicago Colloquium just days following the Symposium.
- Call for Posters for the CRRA/DePaul Fall Symposium – Deadline is Wednesday, September 19
- Announcing a Colloquium with John Padberg, S.J. Thursday, October 18, 2012, 3:30-5:30. Loyola University Chicago Lakeshore Campus
- The CRRA Welcomes Regis University (Denver, Colorado)
- Introducing CRRA Liaisons
- CRRA All Member Meeting Highlights (Anaheim)
Continue reading “CRRA Update August 2012”
The Catholic Research Resource Alliance (CRRA) and the symposium planning committee invite proposals for posters to be displayed at the 2012 CRRA symposium Nurturing the ‘Spirit of Perfect Charity’: Libraries and Archives at the Intersection of Service and Scholarship in Catholic Social Justice Studies at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, October 15-16, 2012. The planning committee seeks posters that showcase innovative technologies, best practices, future trends, and unique research findings from librarians, archivists, and scholars.
Referees Pat Lawton (CRRA) and Megan Bernal (DePaul University) will choose the best poster and a prize will be awarded.
How to submit a poster proposal
Please submit an abstract of up to 125 words describing your project, with a cover sheet listing your name, title, and institution, and contact information (email and phone number) to email@example.com by September 19th.
Presenters will be provided a hanging board suitable for a poster up to 5’ wide and 3’ tall. It is recommended that posters be designed to fit within the confines of the provided poster board and consist of materials that can be mounted easily with push pins (we will have a supply on hand). Posters will be displayed on easels or tables.
The deadline for submitting poster proposals is September 19, 2012. Participants will be notified of acceptance on October 1st.
Posted by Morgen MacIntosh Hodgetts, Chair of the Symposium Planning Committee
For questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see http://via.library.depaul.edu/crra/ for more information about and to register for the Symposium.
The May Update includes details about the CRRA All-Member Annual Meeting in Anaheim, June 25-26, 2012. Also noteworthy: on June 23 and June 25, Jennifer Younger, CRRA Executive Director, will participate in panel discussions of interest to our membership. Details on these events are also in this Update.
In this issue we introduce the impressive Ade Bethune Collection at St. Catherine University and Diane Maher, Chair of the Collections Committee provides an update of Committee activities.
Happy reading, I hope to see you in Anaheim.
Continue reading “CRRA May 2012 Update: Focus on Anaheim meeting”
This month’s update includes:
- A Focus on Members, from Janice Welburn, Chair, CRRA Board of Directors
To guide us in developing effective strategies for successful member engagement, the Board has set up a Membership committee and I’m delighted to welcome a current Board member, Evelyn Minick, University Librarian, Saint Joseph’s University, as the chair … The Committee’s major objectives are to grow the membership and ensure retention of current members …
- CRRA Collections Spotlight: The Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center Catholic Newspaper Collection, by Shawn Weldon
The Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center (PAHRC) holds one of the largest collections of Catholic newspapers in the United States …
- Update on the Digital Access Committee (DAC), from Demian Katz, DAC Chair
In spite of changes, DAC has pressed forward with several initiatives. The Catholic Portal, still the centerpiece of CRRA’s website, is under continuous improvement, both in response to member feedback gathered during usability testing and due to new features in the underlying VuFind software …
- Mark Your Calendars: All-Members Meeting, Anaheim, CA, June 25-26, 2012, all are invited;
Archival Networks and EAD Consortia at SAA in August (San Diego); Fall Symposium at DePaul University, Oct. 15-16, 2012
- Position Announcement:Duquesne University
Continue reading “April 2012 Update”