ATG Conferences, Meetings, and Webinars 3/8/16

Professional Growth and Development Opportunities sponsored by:

  • ACRL;
  • ARL;
  • SHARE;
  • ACRL/Choice;
  • New England Technical Services Librarians;
  • Credo

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ACRL Insider notes that “registration is now open for the 57th Annual ACRL Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) Conference. Themed Opening Doors to Collaboration, Outreach and Diversity, the conference will be held June 21 – 24, 2016, in Coral Gables, FL.

Opening Doors to Collaboration, Outreach and Diversity seeks to explore and demonstrate the myriad ways special collections and archives can engage and interact with multiple constituencies. The boundaries of special collections and archives are fluid; they not only document our shared cultural heritage, they are integrally shaped by the cultural circumstances in which they exist. Join us as we open our doors and our minds to find ways to continually engage in productive conversation…”

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) hosted its 12th Annual Leadership Symposium January 7–10, 2016, in Boston, Massachusetts, during the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting. This year, 34 ARL diversity program recruits participated in the three-day event that offers leadership development training, as well as introductions to the major strategic concerns of research libraries and archives.

According to ARL News “The SHARE team is hosting a free webinar for the higher education and library developer community on Thursday, March 17, 2016, at 2:00–3:30 p.m. EDT. Erin Braswell from the Center for Open Science—and SHARE’s primary developer—will introduce the SHARE application programming interface (API), present how to perform queries and visualizations with the data, and discuss potential uses for the data in universities and libraries, such as querying the data set for new research from your institution…”

…The ACRL-Choice webinar series is an ongoing program, offering approximately thirty presentations each academic year. This spring, ACRL-Choice webinars will present a cornucopia of subjects, including:

April 21, 2:00p.m. Eastern:Reimagining the Academic Library,” with David Lewis, sponsored by Rowman & Littlefield.

When: Friday, April 8, 2016 (8:30am-3:30pm)
Where: College of Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Keynote address speaker: 
Kyle K. Courtney is the Copyright Advisor for Harvard University, working out of the Office for Scholarly Communication.  He works closely with Harvard Library to establish a culture of shared understanding of copyright issues among Harvard staff, faculty, and students.  He runs a copyright law consulting practice for libraries, higher education institutions, non-profit groups, and specialized archives.” 

A full list of speakers and breakout sessions, please visit our conference website:

Registration is now open

Credo, … will host a free webinar, ‘Building Successful Faculty Engagement Programs’, on March 22 at 3:30 PM EDT. Librarians and administrators will discuss proven strategies for cultivating relationships with faculty that will benefit all parties while increasing awareness and involvement in library instruction, departmental collection development, and more.

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