ATG Conference, Seminars and Webinars 8/22/15

Professional Growth and Development Opportunities

  • ACRL;
  • ACRL-Choice;
  • Emerald Group and Cabell’s International


Join ACRL for the e-Learning webcast, “Collaborating for Student Success: Libraries and High Impact Educational Resources,” on Wednesday, August 26. In 2008 the Association of American Colleges and Universities published High-Impact Educational Practices by George D. Kuh. These high-impact practices (HIPs) have been well-researched and proven to contribute to student success and retention. Because of their success, HIPs have been implemented at many colleges and universities across the U.S. This interactive webcast will provide a review of research on how high impact practices foster student success nationally. Then,using learning communities (LCs) as a case study, it will provide information on how LCs contribute to student retention and success. It will also recommend strategies for partnering with other campus units to promote high impact practices and then use the results to demonstrate the value and impact of the library on its campus. Registration materials and details on the webcast are available on the ACRL website, and group registration and other discounts are available.

In 1915, the American Association of University Professors issued its first statement on academic freedom. One hundred years later, how do these principles apply in the digital age? With social media firmly entrenched as a communication tool, faculty have many platforms for expression, and recent cases highlight the challenges of extending the traditional protections of academic freedom to the digital world. Join the ACRL Professional Values Committee for an informative, free ACRL Presents webcast, Academic Freedom in the Digital Age, on Wednesday, September 30. A panel featuring Hans-Joerg Tiede of the American Association of University Professors along with ACRL committee members will discuss the current state of academic freedom, with special attention to social media and electronic communications, and learn more about ACRL’s newly adopted Statement on Academic Freedom. Free registration is now available.

Date/Time:  September 15, 2015 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm ET

Featured Presenter(s):

Anne Peters Anne Peters is the Director of Library Communications at The University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries in San Antonio, Texas. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from Stanford University, and a master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of Vermont. Anne has 22 years of experience doing strategic communications, branding, project management, website content development, and social media for higher education institutions.

Patrick ZinnPatrick Zinn is the Marketing Manager for the University Libraries at Texas A&M University. After graduating from Texas A&M, Patrick went on to build a 22 year career in New York City working in advertising, public relations and marketing including serving as the Vice President/Creative Director for Cohn & Wolfe Public Relations for over 10 years before returning to Texas. Patrick has expertise in branding, internal communications, graphic design, special event marketing and social media strategies.

Description:  Too often the marketing of a new library initiative is considered the icing on the cake, rather than part of the cake itself. This webinar will show how integrating marketing efforts and staff, versus being brought in at the end to “spread the word,” give initiatives a better chance for success. Case studies from several different academic libraries will be shared, illustrating both successful initiatives where marketing considerations were part of the project’s strategy, as well as lessons learned when communications were an afterthought.

Thursday, September 17th, 2015 2:00 pm Eastern; 1:00 pm Central; 12:00 pm Mountain; 11:00 am Pacific

Featured Presenter(s):

Douglas Duhaime studies eighteenth-century British fiction, the history of science, and computational approaches to literary history. A recipient of the James A. Sappenfield Fellowship (2010) and the Frederick J. Hoffman Award (2011), he recently participated in the NEH-sponsored “Early Modern Digital Agendas” (2013), a research summit on computational approaches to early modern English literature and history. At Notre Dame, he has taught courses with the Writing and Rhetoric Department, and has served as Assistant Editor for Early American Literature.


With the development of text and data mining tools and the expanse of the Digital Humanities, Librarians from many disciplines are increasingly called upon to assist researchers working at the intersection of computing and humanities and social science research.

This discussion will offer an overview of leading methods and researcher needs within text and data mining, including:

Custom algorithmic analysis on large data sets
Data visualization
Computational workflows

With particular attention paid to ongoing research on large primary source collections in the humanities, the presentation will conclude with an overview of how libraries can support researchers’ needs in text and data mining today through content delivery and access programs, as well as nascent services for the future.

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “academic publisher Emerald Group Publishing and Cabell’s International, a resource specializing in connecting researchers, librarians and academics to discipline-related journals, will co-host ‘Publish, Not Perish’ a free webinar for early career researchers on ways to improve their chances of getting published… 

In this free webinar, Simon Linacre, executive publisher at Emerald, will provide insights into the academic publishing process and what researchers need to know about preparing an article for submission that will increase its odds of publication.

‘Publish, Not Perish,’ a free webinar by Emerald and Cabell’s International, will take place on September 18, 2015. Two 30 minute sessions will be held to accommodate researchers on east and west coasts: Noon to 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (EDT). The webinar is recommended for early career researchers in all disciplines, but faculty, graduate students and mid-to-late career professionals may also find the content useful. Advance registration is required. Deadline for registration is September 16, 2015. Interested parties may visit to register for the webinar. The session will be recorded and archived for future reference on the Emerald’s website on September 21, 2015.”

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