ATG Conferences, Meetings & Webinars 7/24/20

Professional Growth and Development Opportunities by:

  • Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR);
  • Digital Book World;
  • Assn. of College & Research Libraries;
  • Assn. of Research Libraries;
  • ALA Publications & the San José State University School of Information;
  • International Federation of Library Assn.

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KnowledgeSpeak reports that “the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) has announced the first session in the members-only COAR Webinar and Discussion Series. Scheduled for July 28, this session aims to provide information about the latest trends and topics in open access and repositories.

The first session will feature Oya Rieger, Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources and Preservation Services at Cornell University and Program Director for arXiv (and member of the COAR Executive Board).

As part of its 25th anniversary vision-setting process, the arXiv team conducted a user survey in April 2016 to seek input from the global user community about the current services and future directions. The survey received 36,000 responses, representing an overwhelming number of arXiv’s diverse community of users…”

Digital Book World, the premier event for publishers and their partners, is scheduled for Jan. 17 – 19 at the New York Hilton Midtown in N.Y.C. The 2017 conference will present a reimagined program featuring publishing leaders, industry professionals and experts from top companies who will share valuable strategies, solutions and insights. Registration and program details will be available this summer at

“More Real-World Solutions | Your team needs tactical, actionable solutions to the challenges facing publishing—DBW’s speakers have them.

Fresh Content | Experience targeted programming across a host of four brand-new DBW focus areas.

More Choices | A new program means new pricing and registration options. Now you can bring your whole team—executive, editorial, production and marketing…”

ACRL Insider notes that “ACRL is offering a variety of online learning events this summer to meet the demands of your schedule and budget.

Interactive webcasts last 60-90 minutes and take place in an interactive online classroom; group discounts are available…

  • Excavating RDM from Library Data (August 4, 2016)
    Learn how to implement research data management (RDM) concepts and techniques to library data with a goal of managing library data strategically.  In turn, apply your new RDM knowledge in outreach to your disciplinary faculty.

Online courses are primarily asynchronous and require approximately three to five hours a week.

  • Designing Curriculum & Developing Educators for the Information Literacy Courses of Tomorrow (July 18-August 5, 2016)
    Is your information literacy course in need of an overhaul?  Do you want to deliver exceptional learning experiences through your credit course?  This online course will focus on information literacy curriculum development, including consideration of the Framework for Information Literacy and high impact practices with regards to content development and delivery.

Complete details and registration information for e-Learning webcasts are available on the ACRL website. Contact Margot Conahan at for more information.”

According to ARL News “the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is offering a series of webcasts that present the findings from the latest SPEC surveys and allow webcast participants to discuss trends with the survey authors. A 45-minute webcast will follow the publication of each SPEC Kit in 2016.

The next webcast in this series will cover the Affordable Course Content and Open Educational Resources (ACC/OER) survey (SPEC Kit 351), which investigates the degree to which ARL member institutions are systematically exploring affordable course content and OER support and development, the level of administrative support for these initiatives, the institutional stakeholders involved, and the role of the library in local and cross-institutional initiatives…

ALA News reports that “a new advanced eCourse Improving Interpersonal Communication … is being offered by ALA Publishing in collaboration with the San José State University School of Information (SJSU iSchool), 

…In this Advanced eCourse, Dr. Sue Alman—an experienced instructor and expert in interpersonal communication—will explore some of the factors that affect interpersonal communications. You will come out of this eCourse with valuable tips that will help you understand different perspectives and recognize communication preferences among individuals. You will learn techniques to resolve conflicts, improve your listening skills and prepare you for effective communication in both in-person and virtual settings. This highly interactive eCourse will use VoiceThread as an asynchronous tool for presentations, discussions and activities…”

KnowledgeSpeak also notes that “the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is now accepting submissions for iConference 2017, the twelfth annual gathering of scholars, researchers and professionals who share an interest in the critical information issues of contemporary information society. iConference 2017 is scheduled for March 22-25, 2017, in Wuhan, China.

The theme of this first-ever Asia-based iConference is ‘Effect • Expand • Evolve: Global Collaboration Across the Information Community.’

Authors and organisers can now submit materials using the secure submissions website. The official proceedings will be published in the open access Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship (IDEALS). The submissions deadline is September 16, 2016…”

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