Conferences, Meetings and Webinars 3/26/13

Professional Development Opportunities from ALCTS; NASIG; and NOTSL

 ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management

Session: April 29 – May 24, 2013

This four-week online course addresses the basic components of collection development and management (CDM) in libraries. The course was developed by Peggy Johnson, University of Minnesota. Complete definition of collection development and collection management

  • Collections policies and budgets as part of library planning
  • Collection development (selecting for and building collections)
  • Collection management (evaluating and making decisions about existing collections, including decisions about withdrawal, transfer, preservation)
  • Collection analysis—why and how to do it
  • Outreach, liaison, and marketing
  • Trends and some suggestions about the future for collection development and managemen

Outcomes: At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the range of CDM responsibilities and the required skills and competencies
  • List the elements in a collection development policy
  • Write a collection development policy
  • Explain the importance of collection analysis
  • Perform one or more types of analysis
  • Explain outreach and liaison responsibilities and be able to develop a plan to increase your activities in these areas…

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to this web course, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.”

Attend NASIG’s 28th Annual Conference

June 6th to June 9th 2013, Buffalo, NY

Don’t be disappointed! Register for the conference and book your hotel room NOW before the NASIG room block fills up.

NASIG has pulled together an outstanding lineup of vision speakers who will share their expertise as we explore the Art of Information and the Architecture of Knowledge!

  • Bryan Alexander, Senior Fellow, National Inst. for Technology in Liberal Education NASIG Presentation: “Libraries and Mobile Technologies in the Age of the Visible College”

Attend this session for insights on how the mobile revolution has and will transform libraries, to review recent changes—e-book renaissance, media ecosystems, nearly-always-on user access, “place as library” instead of ‘library as place”– and to consider the future based on an analysis of current trends.

Publication Topics: Emerging pedagogical forms enabled by mobile technologies, learning processes and outcomes associated with immersive environments (as in gaming and augmented reality) and their applications. Recent publication is “Should Liberal Arts Campuses Do Digital Humanities?” in Debates in the Digital Humanities (University of Minnesota Press, 2012).

  • Megan Oakleaf—Associate Professor, iSchool at Syracuse University NASIG Presentation: “The Value of Serials in Academic and Special Libraries”

Attend this session on the challenge of defining, demonstrating, & communicating the impact of serials.

Publication Topics: Outcomes assessment, evidence-based decision making, information literacy instruction, information services, and digital librarianship. Recent publication “Building the Assessment Librarian Guildhall:

Criteria and Skills for Quality Assessment Librarian” appears in the first 2013 issue of the Journal of Academic Librarianship.

  • Siva Vaidhyanathan, Professor of Media Studies & Law at University of Virginia NASIG Presentation: “Googlization and the Challenge of Big Data”

Attend this session on questions about privacy and intellectual policy of Big Data and why Big Data research should include projects that examine the cultural, intellectual, and societal implications.

Publication Topics: Critical information studies, politics of information, intellectual property rights, cultural, political and economic impact of information technology.

Recent book is The Googlization of Everything — and Why We Should Worry , published in 2011 by University of California Press

NASIG continues its tradition of offering conferences that have strong, engaging programs and numerous opportunities to discuss issues and network in a relaxed environment with colleagues—publishers, vendors, print and e-resources providers and librarians. For more information, see: http://www.nasig.or/conference_registration.cfm

 Getting Practical with RDA Authorities and Implementation

Date:  Friday, April 5, 2013
Location:  Cleveland State University, Student Center, 2121 Euclid Avenue
Parking: South garage, on East 21st and Prospect, across from the Wolstein Center
Directions: http://www.csuohio.edu/aboutcsu/directions/
Campus Map: http://www.csuohio.edu/aboutcsu/campusmap.pdf

Our Presenters:

Paul Frank is a Cooperative Cataloging Specialist in the Cooperative Programs Section of the Library of Congress. In this capacity, he serves as acting coordinator of the two authority components of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC): NACO (Name Authority Cooperative Program), and SACO (Subject Authority Cooperative Program).

Mr. Frank’s presentation will be a workshop that will highlight RDA’s approach to authority work: what’s new, what’s changed, and what is the same. The workshop includes handouts, examples, and exercises.

Christopher Cronin is Director of Technical Services at the University of Chicago Library.   He is active on several committees of the American Library Association and the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS).  He is currently on the Policy Committee of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging, the Editorial Board of the ALCTS journal Library Resources & Technical Services, and recently chaired the PCC task group that created the RDA BIBCO Standard Record guidelines.  In addition to his publications on metadata and cataloging, Mr. Cronin has been a consultant on a number of metadata initiatives, both nationally and internationally.  He was the coordinator for the University of Chicago’s testing, and subsequent implementation, of RDA.

Complete Program Information and Registration Form available on the NOTSL website at: www.notsl.org

 

 

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