ATG Conferences, Meetings, & Webinars 4/4/16

Professional Growth and Development Opportunities sponsored by:

  • ARL;
  • SHARE;
  • Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF);
  • ARL and the Society of American Archivists (SAA);
  • LITA;
  • ARL & UCLA Library;

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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.

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. SHARE is building a free, open data set of research and scholarly activities across their life cycle in order to make such output widely accessible, discoverable, and reusable. Launched in beta in April 2015, the SHARE data set has grown to almost 4.5 million records submitted by 95 providers, including CrossRef, DataONE, PubMed Central, library institutional repositories, and more. This infrastructure is contributing to a “network of knowledge” that links research objects (e.g., workflows, publications, funding information, data sets) and enables better stewardship of this work, verification of claims, meta-scholarship, and the findability and reuse of research outputs.

The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois) are pleased to announce a partnership to offer an online graduate-level course on intellectual freedom for library and information science (LIS) students around the country. The course, in its third year, will be taught by GSLIS professor Emily Knox, who was awarded a 2015 Instructor of the Year award by the WISE (Web-based Information Science Education) consortium for the course. It is a project of the Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund.

Register now for the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) courses being offered by ARL and the Society of American Archivists (SAA) at Florida State University (FSU) in Tallahassee on May 2–6. These workshops are co-sponsored by the Society of Florida Archivists and FSU. You do not need to work at an ARL library to register for the courses at this site—they are open to all librarians and archivists—but the first 15 seats are reserved for ARL member institution staff…

Register for one or more of these five courses:digital-file000898499863

  • May 2: Digital Curation: Fundamentals for Success
  • May 3: Digital Archives and Libraries
  • May 4: Privacy and Confidentiality Issues in Digital Archives
  • May 5: Digital Forensics for Archivists: Fundamentals
  • May 6: Managing Electronic Records in Archives and Special Collections…

The 2016 LITA Forum Committee seeks proposals for the 19th Annual Forum of the Library Information and Technology Associationin Fort Worth Texas, November 17-20, 2016 at theOmni Fort Worth Hotel.

The Forum Committee welcomes proposals for full-day pre-conferences, concurrent sessions, or poster sessions related to all types of libraries: public, school, academic, government, special, and corporate. Collaborative and interactive concurrent sessions, such as panel discussions or short talks followed by open moderated discussions, are especially welcomed. We deliberately seek and strongly encourage submissions from underrepresented groups, such as women, people of color, the LGBT community and people with disabilities…  (Submit your proposal at this site)

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. This year’s theme of “Bridges to Inclusion” will highlight 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.
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