ATG Conferences, Meetings & Webinars 12/9/15

Professional Growth and Development Opportunities by

  • ALCTS;
  • NISO;
  • Association of College and Research Libraries, New England Chapter;
  • Printing Impressions and Book Business magazines;
  • NASIG;

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Date: Friday, January 8, 2016; Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.    |  event code ALC2

How can libraries enhance and reposition their “technical services” operations to drive ongoing library transformation?  Scholarly communications, data curation, digital humanities, cooperative preservation, library publishing, collaborative collection management: all of these new functions require a talented staff with significant technical services expertise, regardless of their titles and reporting structure.

The symposium explores how libraries can recruit and cultivate staff who 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. Generously sponsored by OCLC…”

Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern time

Big Data is the catch-phrase of the day, and for good reason. It appears that everything is being digitized and as such, huge data sets are now suddenly available to researchers and data scientists. But how do they use all of this data? The idea of having anything we need just a few clicks away is exciting, but when the data is not created in a way that is easily searchable and extractable, access is limited. Additionally, there are issues about ownership, management, preservation, and the rights the library offering it may or may not have regarding access. This webinar will discuss these issues and try to find the happy medium between policy and practicality.

The Association of College and Research Libraries, New England Chapter (ACRL/NEC – invites you to submit a proposal to present at the 2016 Annual Conference, Holistic Librarianship: Broad Thinking for Diverse and Creative Solutions, being held Friday, May 13, 2016 at a NEW VENUE, The Radisson Hotel, Manchester, New Hampshire.

The best of librarianship today calls for broad thinking and careful consideration of our complex social, economic, environmental, and political systems, both global and local.  The 2016 ACRL/NEC conference will provide our professional community with opportunities to discuss how we can think holistically to implement engaging and impactful library services for all…”

The 2015 Digital Book Printing Conference, hosted by Printing Impressions and Book Business magazines on Oct. 27th in New York City, brought together 150 leading book publishers, manufacturers and industry suppliers for a full-day program devoted to the advancement of digital book printing. This Webinar Express will feature some of the conference’s highlights  — including reporting from Book Business’ Associate Editor Ellen Harvey as well as audio clips from some of the conference’s most compelling panel discussions. We’ll also reveal the results of the first-ever “State of the Digital Book Printing Industry” survey…”

NASIG holds an annual conference each year with a wide focus in content.  The 2016 conference will be held in Albuquerque, NM from June 6 to June 12.  Designed as intense sessions, workshops are held the Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning prior to the conference opening and usually last four hours.  The NASIG Program Planning Committee is looking for workshop presenters in the following topics:

  • Collection Development
  • ILL
  • Usage Statistics
  • KBart
  • Licensing
  • NISO Standards
  • Library Management/Library Leadership

If you, or someone you know, would like to present at NASIG on any of these topics, please contact the PPC chair or co-chair: 

Danielle Williams, PPC Chair,
Corrie March, PPC Co-Chair,

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