Conferences, Meetings and Webinars 3/6/13

Professional Growth and Development Opportunities from NISO; LLAMA; NFAIS; and ARL

A NISO Webinar scheduled for March 13, 2013; 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

About the Webinar

Demand-driven acquisition (DDA) is transforming collection development strategies for a growing number of academic libraries. By putting library users in the driver’s seat, DDA offers libraries a unique opportunity to better maximize budgets by shedding traditional “just in case” collection development to fine-tuned collections that meet actual user needs. But for many libraries, this model is also being driven by financial necessity, often creating a new set of challenges for libraries to define scope and selection threshold of potential collections.

In this session, three representatives from the academic, consortia, and content provider communities share their insights, challenges and strategies for DDA collection development. If you’re thinking of a DDA program, or currently engaged in a DDA program, you won’t want to miss this informative session.


  • Implementing a Demand Driven Acquisitions Pilot — Greg Doyle, Electronic Resources Program Manager, Orbis Cascade Alliance
  • An Overview of the growth of Ebook PDA/DDA — Barbara Kawecki, Senior Digital Content Sales Manager, YBP
  • Planning, implementation, and evaluation of a demand driven acquisition service — Cory Tucker, Interim Director, Logistics and Resources Distribution Services, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

You have your MLS degree—but what’s next?  Applying for and interviewing for a job can be fraught with anxiety and frustrations.  But you can put yourself ahead of the herd with the right information.  The Library Leadership and Management Association’s Human Resources Section (LLAMA-HRS) will present  “Job Hunting for Today’s Libraries in Today’s Job Market,”  Wednesday, March 20, 1:30 pm -3:00 pm CST.  This free webinar is intended for library students or recent MLS graduates about to enter the workforce or start a job search.

Participants will: increase their confidence and raise their success rate; gain a comprehensive understanding of how libraries conduct searches and make hiring decisions; and learn what libraries are looking for through practical tips and insight from a seasoned recruiter.

Speaker:  Brian Keith is Associate Dean, Administrative Services and Faculty Affairs at the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida.  He will share his insight and advice from years of experience recruiting librarians.

Register online at:  (Space is limited.)

NFAIS will be holding a workshop,  on Friday, March 15, 2013 at the Hub Cira Centre, 2929 Arch Street
Suite 200 Philadelphia, PA 19104.

The agenda for the program may be viewed on the NFAIS website at:

This workshop will provide an overview of the history and current status of today’s abstracting & indexing services (A&I’s) and the challenges that they face to remain relevant in a rapidly changing information environment. Librarians will discuss how well these services meet the needs of their users and will offer insights as to how the role of A&I’s may change as libraries – and their own services – continue to evolve. The workshop will also look at the new competitors who are emerging and what unfilled needs they are attempting to address. A&I providers will offer their perspective on the current environment and will discuss what initiatives they are planning to keep pace with change.  And the meeting will close with a look at the future of information discovery and the role that both new and traditional information providers may play.”

Registration is now open for a workshop on library value, to be hosted by ARL on Monday, July 1, 2013, in conjunction with the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago. Megan Oakleaf, associate professor in the iSchool at Syracuse University, will lead the half-day event, “Library Value: Conceptualizing, Capturing & Communicating Impact.”…

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