ATG Conferences, Meetings and Webinars 7/11/15

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The NCSU Libraries is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Fourth Annual Designing Libraries for the 21st Century conference, which will be held at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library in Raleigh, NC on September 20-22, 2015. The University of Calgary and the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) are co-sponsors of this event…

Librarians, architects, planners, designers, information technologists, and others will gather to discuss the challenges and achievements of designing libraries and learning centers for the 21st century. Sessions will feature an array of topics including creating and communicating a vision; developing innovative, technology-rich learning and research spaces…

An optional preconference will be held on September 20, 2015. The theme of the preconference is “21st Century Libraries: Why Do They Matter?” and it will include sessions on infrastructure, spaces, partnerships, and re-education of librarians to support the life cycle of research and teaching.

ARL is offering the second in a series of webcasts that present the findings from the latest SPEC surveys and allow webcast participants to discuss trends with the survey authors. A 45-minute webcast will follow the publication of each SPEC Kit in 2015…

This second webcast will cover the Community-based Collections survey (SPEC Kit 347), an exploration of collections that have been amassed not by one individual but by a collective, which may take the form of a museum, ethnic or cultural organization, or other diaspora group active in the documentation of its past…

Webcast Details and Registration

Title: Community-based Collections
Presenters: Lourdes Santamaría-Wheeler, Jessica Belcoure Marcetti, Rebecca Fitzsimmons, and Sophia Krzys Acord, University of Florida
Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Time: 1:00–1:45 p.m. eastern daylight time
Cost: Free for 2015 SPEC Kit subscribers. $25 (USD) for all others.
Registration: Register online
Deadline: Register by Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Date: Tuesday 14 July 2015
Time: 1400 BST
Duration: 45 minutes including Q&A (up to 60 minutes maximum if there is sufficient demand for an extended Q&A)

This two part webinar introduces the topic of altmetrics to the library community.

The first part of the session briefly defines the term before showing how Springer, a large global STM publisher, provides altmetric data for its journal articles and book content on the SpringerLink platform, to provide valuable and insightful data on the wider impact of published content.

The second part of the webinar provides an overview of how the Scholarly Communications Team at the University of Manchester Library has embedded altmetric support into their standard service to researchers and support staff.

This series of webinars is sponsored by the Government Resources Section of the North Carolina Library Association and available on the NCLA YouTube Channel.  It is a long running webinar series on a variety of topics related to government information.

If you have any questions, please contact Lynda Kellam (

When: Friday, December 4, 2015

Where: The William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus Conference Center, Baruch College, CUNY 55 Lexington Avenue (at 24th Street) Room 14-220 (14th floor) New York, NY

The 2015 ACRL/NY Annual Symposium will use four of ALA’s Core Values of Librarianship as a framework from which to pose questions. What does “social responsibility” mean for academic librarians? How diverse are our libraries and archives, and how democratic do we want them to be? How does supporting lifelong learning and information literacy differ for academic libraries of differing sizes, populations, and missions? How can we make time to grow professionally, given our multiple roles and budget challenges? These and other questions will be explored by noted speakers and panelists. Poster sessions will be drawn from these themes and the remaining core values: access, confidentiality and privacy, diversity, intellectual freedom, preservation, the public good, and service.

September 17 – 18, 2015 • DoubleTree by Hilton Crystal City • Arlington, VA

Take your search skills to the next level!

WebSearch University provides a unique opportunity to connect with some of the best-known power searchers on the planet. In a collaborative learning environment, you will learn how to surface information from the deep web, when to abandon the free web for a different source, why to use one tactic over another, and how to turn information overload into actionable information.

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