Conferences, Meetings, and Webinars 8/16/13

Professional Growth and Development Opportunities from:


alcts logo ALCTS Fall 2013 Webinars


Check each session for pricing information and a link to registration.



Presented By

August 21

Managing E-Resources Cataloging: Impact and Insight

Sherab Chen

September 18

Using Open Refine to Update, Clean up, and Link Your Metadata to the Wider World

Sarah Weeks and Elissah Becknell

September 25 to December 11

ALCTS Webinar Series: Libraries and MOOCs

September 25

Get Ready to MOOC: Why Libraries Should Care

Mike Eisenberg

October 2

Floating Collection: How It Can Work in a Large, Multicampus, Academic Library

Barbara Coopey and Barbara Eshbach

October 9

Libraries and MOOCs: Providing Solutions for Alt-Higher Ed

Steven Bell

October 23

Electronic Resources Workflows and Tools

Dawn Hale, Kari Schmidt, and Laura Wrubel

November 6

MOOCs: Copyright Management for Online Courses?

Kevin L. Smith

November 13

Evaluating Print Book & E-Book Patron-Driven Acquisitions

Suzanne Ward and Rebecca Richardson

November 20

Assessment Strategies for Cataloging Managers

Rebecca Mugridge

December 11

MOOCs: Here to Stay or Flash in the Pan?

Jonathan Grudin

“The ACRL-Choice webinar program connecting academic and research librarians with a host of content and service providers, publishers, and other experts who serve their market is back  with an exciting new fall roster of topics and speakers discussing issues pertinent to today’s academic library landscape…

Upcoming ACRL-Choice webinars will cover a wide gamut of timely topics important to academic libraries, including:

  • Thursday, August 22, 2 p.m. ET – Key Trends in Business Research – featuring Jo-Anne Hogan, publisher for ProQuest’s business product portfolio, the focus will be on the constantly changing information needs of business researchers, including new technology, changes in MBA courses, and shifts in the relative importance of subject areas, all of which place different demands on business researchers.  To register for this webinar, click here:
  • Tuesday, September 24, 2 p.m. ET – Assessing Your Collection by Quality and ROI – this webinar will discuss how Resources for College Libraries® (RCL) can provide libraries with essential qualitative assessment tools to ensure their collections contain titles critical to undergraduate research and success. A panel will discuss how RCL can be leveraged in both the stand-alone database and within the new Intota™ Assessment service, and also how using Intota Assessment can help libraries understand how and when their collection is being used. To register for this webinar, click here:
  • Wednesday, October 23, 2 p.m. ET — The Role of the Librarian in an Open Access World – sponsored by SAGE, this  webinar  will include a brief introduction to open access publishing and an in-depth discussion about how in an OA environment librarians will continue to serve as intermediaries, facilitators, and advocates between authors and publishers. To register for this webinar, click here:

…Structured as 60- minute, live, interactive webinars, the program offers an unprecedented way for libraries to learn about new ideas, developments, and products, and to actively participate in discussions with companies that serve their market.  It also allows sponsors to receive unfiltered feedback from the academic library community.

For further information on becoming an ACRL-Choice webinar sponsor, please contact Pam Marino,”


LITA_logo - www.ala.orgLITA call for proposals – ALA Annual 2014

The LITA Program Planning Committee (PPC) is now accepting innovative and creative proposals for the 2014 Annual American Library Association Conference.  We’re looking for full day pre-conference ideas as well as 90 minute conference presentations. The focus should be on technology in libraries, whether that’s use of, new ideas for, trends in, or interesting/innovative projects being explored – it’s all for you to propose. In 2013, we received roughly 40 proposals, resulting in 20 great LITA programs at the 2013 Annual Conference, all of which came from contributions like yours. We look forward to hearing the great ideas you will share with us this year.

*When/Where is the Conference?*
2014 Annual ALA Conference, Las Vegas, NV: June 26-July 1, 2014

*What kind of topics are we looking for? *
We’re looking for programs that can scale to all library types, inspire technological change and adoption, or/and generally go above and beyond the everyday.  (Some successful topics in the 2013 included Gamifying Your Library; Makerspaces; MOOCs. Some topics we are interested in are: Data Management & Curation; Responsive Web Design; Homegrown Technology Tools.)

*When are proposals due? *
August 25, 2013

*How I do submit a proposal? *
Fill out this form  **Program descriptions should be 75 words or less.

Do I have to be a member of ALA/LITA/an IG/a committee?*
No! We welcome proposals from anyone who feels they have something to offer regarding library technology. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide financial support for speakers. Because of the limited number of programs, LITA IGs and Committees will receive preference where two equally well written programs are submitted. Presenters may be asked to combine programs or work with an IG/Committee where similar topics have been proposed.

*Got another question?*
Please feel free to email me (PPC chair) (dssh… and the group will figure it out.


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