ATG Conferences, Meeting, and Webinars 3/10/16

Professional Growth & Development Opportunities Sponsored by:

  • Information Today;
  • ALCTS;
  • IFLA:


Date: March 8 – 10;
Washington Hilton, Washington, DC

Theme: Library Labs: Research, Innovation, & Imagination, 

Libraries are changing,—building creative spaces with a focus on learning and creating; engaging audiences in different ways with community and digital managers; partnering with different community organizations in new and exciting ways. Computers in Libraries has always highlighted and showcased creative and innovative practices in all types of libraries, but this year with our theme, Library Labs: Research, Innovation & Imagination, we plan to feature truly transformative and cutting-edge research, services, and practices along with the strategies and technologies to support them. The conference program is filled with ideas, leading-edge practices, tips, and techniques for creating innovative libraries, and engaging communities, as well as designing and delivering strategic services that are of primary importance to our communities. The emphasis is on doing research, translating it into innovative services and practices, using our imagination and thinking outside of the box, learning from other industries, finding strategic partners, and creating value for our user communities with new tools, techniques, and skills to build innovative and priority services.

March 8 & 9; Washington Hilton, Washington, DC  
(Library Leaders Digital Summit is held at Computer in Libraries)

… The Library Leaders Digital Strategy Summit is an intimate, interactive, problem-solving experience for leaders to discuss future scenarios and options with colleagues and industry experts. During the sessions, leaders are challenged with various perspectives and viewpoints to clarify their visions and goals of digital strategy in their organizations’ environments…

Why Y0u Should Attend

This 2-day summit is an intimate forum for library directors, CEOs, and CIOs of academic, public, government, and special libraries to problem-solve, discuss, reflect and network with colleagues.
Featuring a blend of high-level presentations, expert panels and conversations with practiced thought leaders and roundtable, facilitated discussions, it’s aim is for library leaders to stretch their thinking and leave with practical next steps…”

June 7 and 8, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) will host a virtual pre-conference that will bring the conference experience to you.  We Can Do It, You Can Too! Metadata Automation For Everyone is a two-day virtual preconference that consists of two 90-minute sessions on automating descriptive metadata creation and automating legacy data cleanup projects. Registration is open, so sign up early to make sure you get a spot…

“The IFLA World Congress will be in the U.S. this year, and you have the opportunity to participate in one of the IFLA pre-conferences in Chicago. Registration is now open for “Information and Artifactual Literacies: Engaging Minds in Libraries and Museums”, the IFLA Information Literacy Section Satellite, co-sponsored by ACRL and DePaul University, on August 11-12, 2016. Visit the satellite pre-conference website to register and take advantage of early bird rates.

Curiosity and critical thinking skills are habits of mind that librarians, archivists, and museum educators strive to develop and exercise in their students, researchers, and visitors. The pre-conference will feature the myriad and innovative ways in which primary sources, special collections, and museum resources can be integrated into instructional programs. Don’t miss the chance to be part of this international experience…”


In 2015, EBSCO conducted a survey of 208 U.S. undergraduates from two- and four-year colleges to learn how students approached research. Some results were surprising while others were expected, ranging from “Students do not give themselves enough time to conduct research” to “Many students don’t know the basics of information literacy.”

Attendees will learn:

5 key results of the survey
How to help address some of the concerns that student researchers face in the library

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