ATG Conferences, Meetings, & Webinars 2/11/16

Professional Growth & Development Opportunities sponsored by:

  • ARL;
  • SHARE (at FORCE 2106);
  • ARL and CNI;
  • Learning Revolution and School of Information at San José State University;
  • COAR: Coalition of Open Access Repositories
  • ACRL – ARL;

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The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is offering an educational opportunity for academic and research librarians,Leading a Strategic Assessment Program in a Research Library: An ARL Seminar,” on April 14–15, 2016, in Washington, DC. This two-day, in-person seminar is designed for individuals who are responsible for leading the library’s assessment program and who seek to develop a strategic agenda for assessment…

According to ARL News “the SHARE initiative is offering a preconference workshop and curate-a-thon on Sunday, April 17, in Portland, Oregon, at the FORCE2016 Conference organized by FORCE11, which aims to improve knowledge creation and sharing by encouraging better use of new technologies…

From 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, SHARE team members Erin Braswell and April Clyburne-Sherin of the Center for Open Science, Cynthia Hudson-Vitale of Washington University in St. Louis, and Judy Ruttenberg of the Association of Research Libraries will lead a workshop on “Putting the FORCE11 FAIR Principles into Practice: A Community Curation of SHARE.” Participants will help prioritize the linked data and curation possibilities of the SHARE data set as they relate to the FORCE11 community and the FAIR principles to make data findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable…”

ARL News also notes that “registration is now open to individuals from ARL and CNI member institutions forPlanning a Digital Scholarship Center: A CNI-ARL Workshop,” to be held May 17–18, 2016, in Arlington, Virginia. General registration opens February 16, 2016…

This workshop will assist institutions in the process of planning digital scholarship centers, not by offering one solution but by presenting a variety of models that will help institutions make informed choices that address institutional needs and priorities. The event will include a combination of presentations by invited speakers, group discussions, and hands-on exercises…”

In this focused conversation, we will address the roles and responsibilities of libraries regarding the protections of intellectual freedom, privacy, free speech, information access, and freedom of the press. Are these still core values of the library profession, and if so, how are libraries and librarians responding to the increasing complexities of data tracking and desires for data-informed services and marketing?

We’ll hear from a variety of library professionals as well as keynote Speakers: Lee Rainie; Director, Internet, Science, and Technology Research; Pew Research Center; Jamie Larue, Director, Office for Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association; Jonathan Hernández, Associate Researcher, Library and Information Institute, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM); Deborah Caldwell-Stone, Deputy Director, Office for Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association; and Alison Macrina, Director, Library Freedom Project.

This is a free event. Please register to attend HERE.

Please also join this Library 2.0 network to be kept updated on this and future events.

According to KnowledgeSpeak “registration for the COAR Annual Meeting & General Assembly is now open via the University of Vienna website. The Meeting will take place at the University of Vienna on April 12 and 13, 2016. 

Two important themes underlie the meeting program. Next Generation Repositories will focus on value-added functionalities for repositories and International Collaboration will feature several collaborative projects being facilitated by COAR and discussion about what the community can do further promote the equitable flow of knowledge across the globe…”

According to ACRL Insider “the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Academic Libraries Component adopted revised definitions for FY 2015–2016 as a result of recommendations made by a joint Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and ACRL task force in the summer of 2015. The recording of an ARL-ACRL webinar detailing these changes, which aired November 3, 2015, is now available … on YouTube…

Join museum educator Katy Matsuzaki on Wednesday, February 17th at 12:30 PM Eastern Standard Time as she demonstrates how visual literacy training can powerfully enrich STEM studies – and how you can help faculty transform STEM into STEAM at your institution to lead students to increased success in their fields.

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