Friday, February 24, 2012

March 9: Chemical Heritage Foundation Library Visit & Student Social

We've arranged a behind-the-scenes peek at the fascinating collections of the Chemical Heritage Foundation with the Director of the Library. The CHF resources are valuable in the sciences but are also used for interesting research in a range of disciplines and as inspiration for the arts. Come learn more! The tour is Friday, March 9 at 5:30 PM and will be followed by an informal social in Old City (see below).  

To save your spot, please email Details and directions will be sent with RSVP confirmation.

SCALA & DUSLA Student Social

Join the library student groups for an informal social at Khyber Pass Pub. restaurant (56 S. 2nd St., Philadelphia, PA) on Friday, March 9 at 7:30 PM.  Come hang out with classmates, enjoy snacks and beverages, and meet the new officers of SCALA & DUSLA.  

RSVPs are appreciated, but not required. Please email

Image: Detail of Elementa Chemiae (1718) from CHF Flikr

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Student Scholarship - ACLCP 2012 Spring Conference "Embracing the Customs & Culture of the Digital Native / Google in the College Library"

The ACLCP 2012 Spring Conference sounds great—and you could go for free! Read on for details.

If you attend and are interested in writing a blog post for SCALA about your experience, let us know at drexelscala[at]  If you're not in PA or can't make it, follow the Twitter hashtag #ACLCP.

Attention Library School Students!  You are cordially invited to apply to be a guest of the Associated College Libraries of Central Pennsylvania for our Spring 2012 meeting. 10 scholarship will be awarded to cover full registration with continental breakfast and lunch. Carpooling is encouraged and complimentary shuttle service is available from Megabus stop. Full event information is included below.  *Deadline for scholarship applications is February 29th*

To apply, complete the form at:

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


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Friday, February 10, 2012

Scholarship: The Acquisitions Institute Conference

The Acquisitions Institute is sponsoring a scholarship for a student currently enrolled in library school to attend the Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge Conference on May 19-22, 2012 in Mount Hood, OR.

Students must submit a 300 word essay telling the Acquisitions Institute about themselves and why attendance at the Acquisitions Institute would benefit them. Applications should be submitted to by March 5, 2012 to be considered for the scholarship.

The Scholarship will cover the Institute registration including meals, Timberline Lodge accommodations, plus up to $300.00 in travel expenses (reimbursed from receipts).

The Acquisitions Institute is a 3 day conference that focuses on the building and managing of library collections.

More information about the Institute, including the preliminary program for 2012, can be found at:

If you have any questions please contact:

Monday, February 6, 2012

Public Library Association Conference in Philly - March 13-17, 2012

The Public Library Association (PLA) conference is March 13 - 17 at the Philadelphia
Convention Center. There's a great schedule of speakers and
events—including a closing session with Betty White!

Check out the
web site for the complete schedule:

Student Registration Discount
If you'd like to attend, the student rate for current ALA members is just
$105 for all three days (both advance and day of).  Single day tickets are available for $80 (until Feb. 10) / $85 (after Feb.10).

Register here: 

If you'd like to save some money, you can also volunteer at the
conference, helping out at the
information booth, the PLA store, or with registration bag stuffing.
 Volunteers get an exhibits plus badge, which gets them into the
exhibit hall, as well as the opening and closing sessions and the all-
conference reception. This is a great option for students who can't
take advantage of the membership discount to still attend the

Volunteer info:

Virtual Conference
Can't make it to Philly? The PLA 2012 Virtual Conference will consist of live programming on Thursday, March 15 and Friday, March 16, including five hour-long programs each day, plus author interviews, poster sessions, and opportunities for networking. Programs are chosen from among the highest rated in PLA’s session preference survey. Each day also will include a closing session "happy hour" event for attendees to get together and discuss the day's programming.  The student registration rate is $85.

Virtual Conference info and registration:

Hope to see you there! Conferences are great ways to network
with others in the field and get involved

Feb. 8: Online Meeting

Join us to discuss how students, both online and on campus, can be more involved in SCALA & DUSLA. Bring your questions and ideas!

Wednesday, February 8
7:00pm - 8:00pm EST

Click the following link to join:

To dial-in to the meeting: Call (949) 202-4265 Audio Pin 42153#. Skype users use the same number and pin