ATG Conferences, Meetings & Webinars 11/15/15

Professional Growth & Development Opportunities by: 

  • UCLA Library and ARL;
  • Society for Scholarly Publishing;
  • Digital Book World; 

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The National Diversity in Libraries Conference (NDLC ’16), cosponsored by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Library and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), will take place on the UCLA campus August 10–13, 2016. The NDLC ’16 Program Committee invites you to submit presentation proposals that address the conference’s theme of “Bridges to Inclusion,” highlighting issues related to diversity and inclusion that affect staff, users, and institutions in the library, archive, and museum (LAM) fields. NDLC ’16 aims to articulate the value of and develop strategies for diversity and inclusion in LAMs in order to improve organizational excellence and community engagement. Presentation proposals are due by Monday, November 30, 2015…


All presentation proposals must be submitted by midnight pacific standard time on Monday, November 30, 2015, via the online form on the NDLC ’16 website. For more details, including submission guidelines and selection criteria, see the full call for presentation proposals (PDF).

Crossing Boundaries: New Horizons in Scholarly Communication has been revealed as the theme of the Society for Scholarly Publishing’s 38th Annual Meeting, to be held June 1-3, 2016 in Vancouver. A Call for Participation has been opened for the event and proposals for sessions and will be accepted now through November 20. The organizers of the 24 sessions selected for the final program will be contacted in December to confirm their participation…

Submissions can be made online here.

Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Eastern

About The Virtual Conference
Everything about information resources and tools seems to be in a transitional state. We are building a new kind of digital information environment, dubbed the Semantic Web. This event looks at a spectrum of approaches adopted in developing semantically-enhanced information resources and provides attendees with a better sense of the rate of speed at which this community is moving to achieve the Semantic Web.

Presenters will talk about the semantic web landscape, the role linked open data plays in this environment, and current projects underway that demonstrate how the semantic web impacts the library and information community, and what experts in the wider communities are doing to achieve those goals.

(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.)

Digital Book World’s Spotlight theme for November has been publishing processes, and we’ve featured blog posts and highlighted news articles about anything and everything on the subject.

Now, as part of our Spotlight program, we’re hosting a free webinar to dive even deeper into how automating certain key processes can help publishers save both time and money.

Our featured speakers will be Larry Bennett, Executive Director at Nord Compo North America, who will discuss how a template-driven workflow can automate aspects of the prepress composition process, and Carmen Lamb, Sales Representative, Digital Publishing Services, at LibreDigital, who will discuss the role of automation in digital channel management, with a particular emphasis on customizing metadata for different accounts…

Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2015

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

Description: Feeling overwhelmed by deadlines as well as pressure from the many different demands on your time? Librarians and library staff members frequently report that they feel stressed by the need to multi-task, to keep up-to-date, and to manage tight schedules. There never seems to be enough time to get everything done on time. How can you work more efficiently and effectively and feel in control of your time? Will you ever see the top of your desk again? This webinar will provide practical strategies for gaining control of your time and setting priorities.

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