ATG Conferences, Meetings, and Webinars 10/20/15

Professional Growth & Development Opportunities Sponsored by:

  • UKSG;
  • LLAMA;
  • Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge;
  • Association of the Library Consultants Interest Group;
  • ALCTS;
  • RUSA;
  • ACRL

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Tuesday 27 October 2015 at 1400 GMT

This is a fantastic opportunity to listen to an expert speaker, with the added benefit of no travelling required! You will also receive a link to a recording of the webinar so that you can listen again at a time convenient to you.

This is a free webinar.

OVERVIEW: A briefing paper written by Ken Chad for Higher Education Library Technology contrasts the library resource management landscape now with the situation in 2008 when a Jisc/SCONUL LMS study recommended that the time was not right for libraries to purchase a new library management system. In the intervening period a new generation of ‘library services platforms’ (LSPs) has emerged to replace library management systems (or integrated library systems –as they are also known) and the pace of procurement has quickened.

Ken Chad analyses the current landscape and looks at the strategic issues around the changing nature of library collections, shared services, workflows, analytics and the cloud. He predicts that LSPs will move to encompass additional resource silos. Furthermore cloud-based library platforms will unleash further opportunity for shared services.  ”The cloud is becoming the new normal” he suggests, quoting Amazon’s cloud strategy chief Andrew Jassy.

Many librarians are hired or promoted into management positions without the benefit of specific management training.  The knowledge they need to become good managers must often be learned on the fly. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Management Success in an Unpredictable Landscape: Tools, Tips, and Tricks,” from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. (Central time) on Wednesday, Nov. 18. This webinar will introduce attendees to a simple methodology and practical tools to help managers prioritize issues, remove roadblocks and clear the way for team success…


Rana Hutchinson Salzmann, M.A., M.L.S., is the director of library and IT at Meadville Lombard Theological School (Unitarian Universalist) in Chicago. She has worked as an information/organizational strategist in public, special/non-profit and academic library management for the past decade.

Magda Pecsenye, M.B.A, is a business and personal consultant based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she offers online workshops and one-on-one coaching.

Fees: LLAMA member $49; Non-LLAMA member $59; LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199; Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239

Register online:

When: Saturday, May 14 through Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Where: Timberline Lodge One hour east of Portland, Oregon on the slope of Mt. Hood

Welcome to the Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge.

If you are interested in presenting at the 2016 Institute we have now sent out a Call for Papers!

We had a great conference in 2015! Check out the 2015 Program for presentations. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. If you are interested in being a sponsor for the 2016 Acquisitions Institute, please visit our Sponsorship Page.

The cost of the 2015 Acquisitions Institute registration, including all meals, was $520.00.
The Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge has been providing an opportunity for acquisitions and collections librarians to meet and discuss pertinent trends and issues since 2000.

Thank you for a great conference and Please join us in 2016!

Join Us In Boston For Two Outstanding Workshops!

  • Assembling a Consulting Toolkit: What You Need to Know to be a Successful Library Consultant (Ticket Purchase Required)

Friday, January 8, 8:00am – 4:00pm
Our full day workshop will help the current and prospective library consultant create a business that is sustainable and most of all useful to the profession.

Sponsored by the Association of the Library Consultants Interest Group of the Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, (ASCLA) Divison. Read more. Purchase a ticket.

  • Sustainable Staff Development: 5 Steps to Create a Culture of Learning (Ticket Purchase Required)

Friday, January 8, 9:00am – 1:00pm
ASCLA’s interactive half day workshop addresses the ongoing need that all libraries face to encourage professional development and growth amongst staff.

Sponsored by the State Library Development Interest Group of the Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, (ASCLA) Division. Read moreRegister here.

The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) presents two symposia on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Boston.

  • “Re-envisioning ‘Technical Services’ to Transform Libraries: Identifying Leadership and Talent Management Practices” will explore how libraries can recruit and cultivate staff that can serve as both leaders and contributors and provide insight into talent management, including identifying and nurturing leaders; succession planning; promoting diversity; and connecting staff with the best training options throughout their careers…
  • “Strategize Me! Personal Career Planning” is an engaging half-day session that invites participants to explore ways to energize their career paths by giving them tools, ideas and a renewed sense of focus. Through personal hands-on work and small group discussions, participants will be empowered by their own personal planning and through brainstorming with colleagues. Confirmed speakers are non-profit cultural leadership consultants Anne Ackerson, co-author of “Leadership Matters,” and Linda Norris, co-author of “Creativity in Museum Practice.”

Registration is through the ALA Midwinter site

The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will host two Institutes, Reference Interview” and “History Genealogy Workshop on Friday, January 8, 2016 during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Boston.

“Reference Interview” will take place from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.on Friday, Jan. 8. RUSA’s live and in-person all day workshop will provide you with some techniques that will enable you to better assist your users-and help you figure out what it is that they really need when they ask a question. Two expert reference librarians (one public librarian and one academic librarian) will give you tips that will make you more approachable, a better communicator and help make your users more willing to return.

This event requires advance ticket purchase, but registration for the 2016 Midwinter Meeting is not required in order to purchase a ticket. Register here.

History Genealogy Workshop” will take place from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.on Friday, Jan. 8. RUSA’s *free workshop will help librarians of all types learn techniques to better serve the genealogists and family historians who use their collections. This can include better understanding of genealogy research methods and sources. It can also include how libraries can leverage their unique holdings to become more relevant to genealogists, who tend to be passionate in their support of libraries that have useful materials. Lunch provided and sponsored by ProQuest. *This is a free workshop, but you must register here:

Share your knowledge with a national audience.  ACRL invites proposal submissions for half-day or full-day preconferences to be held prior to the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, FL.  Submissions will be accepted through Friday, April 24, 2016.

Format: Preconferences should allow participants to develop skills related to a specific topic and should focus on interactive learning using a variety of presentation styles.  Preconferences can be either half or full day sessions.  Programs that offer practical tips and cutting-edge techniques are especially encouraged.  Proposals should explicitly outline activities that will be incorporated during the session to enable attendees to achieve the session’s learning outcomes.

Presentation date and location: ALA Annual Conference Preconferences will be held on Friday, June 24, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.

Terms of presentation: ACRL typically offers reimbursement for one night’s lodging (up to $200) and one day per diem for preconference presenters.

How to submit your proposal

1.  Please prepare the following before you begin your online proposal.  (You may cut and paste directly into the online submission form.) Proposals must include the following:

  • Complete contact information for all speakers.  Please note that the person submitting a group proposal will be considered the Program Organizer and the main contact for the presentation.
  • Presentation title.
  • Program length.  Identify half or full day session.
  • Presentation description.  The description should be approximately 500 words, outline the main points of the program, and highlight its relevance to attendees.
  • Short presentation description.  This description should be approximately 100 words.  If your proposal is accepted, this description will be used in promotional materials.
  • At least three learning outcomes.
  • Identify at least one active learning exercise that you would incorporate into your session.
  • Indicate whether you have offered this program before for ACRL.

2.  Submit your proposal via the online submission form.

Deadline: The deadline for submissions is 11:00 p.m. CT, Friday, April 24, 2016.

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