ATG Conferences, Meetings; & Webinars 10/16/15

Professional Growth and Development Opportunities sponsored by:

  • Ithaka;
  • Amigos;
  • NISO
  • ACRL-Choice – SAGE
  • Government Resources Section – NCLA;
  • San Jose State University;


The Sustaining Digital Resources course will be running again in 2016!

This intensive program offers a hands-on approach to help leaders of digital initiatives plan for their long-term success. Whether you feel you need to build institutional support, drive audience engagement or identify revenue sources, our expert faculty will introduce you to a core set of business strategy skills you can immediately apply to your own work…

  • Introductory Webinar [December 17 @ 2pm Eastern] Our introductory webinar offers an overview of the course and the stages of sustainability planning. Participants will meet others taking the course, and receive guidance on preparing for the in-person session, including advance readings and exercises.
  • Workshop, January 13-15, 2016 Our three-day workshop brings all participants together to learn and apply the basic tactics of sustainability planning.  Mornings are devoted to presentation and group discussion of new topics, while afternoons allow ample time for smaller group breakouts, where close attention is paid to each participant and her or his project. At the end of the session, participants will have drafted a sustainability hypothesis and a list of specific action steps to further test and refine it.
  • Follow up Webinar [February 18 @ 2pm Eastern] Our sharply focused follow-up webinar provides a chance for participants to check in with faculty and each other, and to get feedback on their work.

Application (due 25 November) is here:

When: Monday November 16, 2015

Where: Online

Amigos Members: Admission is free!

Non-MembersRegister by November 2nd for Early Bird Pricing

Libraries have been working with ebooks for a number of years now and in a variety of ways. The landscape, however, has continued to shift – sometimes under our feet. It is time to take a day to assess where we are.

Some libraries work within the limitations of existing services, providing exceptional value for their communities. Others create their own services from scratch, while still others take advantage of both scenarios. What are you doing to enhance your ebook services? Have you studied your statistics, run user or usability studies, tried an assortment of marketing techniques? Have you created partnerships or worked with specific groups? Gone “where no library has gone before?” Your experiences could help other libraries.

Date: October 28, 2015

Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Eastern


The demands for awareness of and responsiveness to the academic user experience (UX) are increasingly important for all players in the scholarly communications industry. What began as a software development methodology has proven to be a critical function in our ability to deliver high-quality scholarly resources to a global readership. In this virtual conference, we will feature a range of perspectives on how publishers, libraries and technology suppliers achieve an understanding of reader needs and perspectives, in order to drive iterative improvements in the way users interact with the content we host, publish, and license.

(Virtual conferences are 5-6 hour conferences held online in webinar-like formats, with occasional breaks in the schedule for participants. The longer length allows the depth of coverage of a conference coupled with the convenience of a webinar.)

Date/Time: October 20, 2015 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm ET
At what time is it in your location? Click here.

Reports find that perceptions of OA publishing are changing for the better and as a result, many faculty members seek out OA publications for maximum access and impact. However, other researchers continue to avoid it, and those who are early in their careers still aren’t sure how to fit it in their publishing priorities. In this one-hour webinar, three faculty members will discuss why researchers do – or do not – publish in open access outlets and how they look to librarians for support in this process.


David Ross, Executive Publisher of Open Access at SAGE, will moderate the panel and take Q&A from webinar attendees.

Licensing Streaming Media and Digital Content, (Part 1) Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Pricing and Other Issues in Streaming Video, (Part 2) Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Video Game Collections, (Part 3) Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Date: All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Presenters include:

  • Cindy Kristof, associate professor and Head of Copyright and Document Services at Kent State University Libraries.
  • deg farrelly, media librarian and author of “Streaming Video” in the book Rethinking Collection Development and Management
  • Diane Robson, media librarian at the University of North Texas.

Date: Wednesday, November 11 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

The Government Resources Section of the North Carolina Library Association welcomes you to a series of webinars designed to help us all do better reference work by increasing our familiarity with government information resources, and by discovering the best strategies for navigating them.

Learn where agencies and key initiatives store their data in the United Nation’s many repositories. This program will examine and differentiate between information sources at the United Nations Statistics Division,, UN Libraries and Information Centers. We will discuss where to find country, demographic and trade data in addition to how to field basic UN-related reference questions. The program will also briefly discuss the UN’s data visualization efforts in Comtrade and statistics promotion through World Statistics Day. Join this webinar to learn new reference sources for data and programming ideas for your college and university community.

We will meet together for Session #52, online on Wednesday, November 11 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (Eastern). Please RSVP for the Session by November 11 at 10:00 am using this link:

When: Friday, December 4, 2015
Registration Closes Monday, November 23.

This 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).

Come join the conversation! Space is limited so register now!

Where: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

When: October 23, 2015

In celebration of Open Access Week, San Jose State University will be hosting its biennial one-day conference on October 23, 2015, on all things Open: Open Access, Open Educational Resources, Open Education. ​Here are just some of the thought-provoking presentations offered:

  • ​Beyond Faculty Support: How to ​G​et Graduate Students Involved in the Open Access Movement
  • The California Open Educational Resources Council: From Curation to Adoption
  • Creating an Open Access Course Reserves (When an OA Textbook ​I​sn’t ​E​nough)​


​The $25.00 registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, and a hosted happy hour​ . Attendance is limited to 75 people–register now to reserve your seat!



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