ATG Conferences, Meetings, and Webinars 8/29/16

Professional Growth & Development Opportunities

  • ACRL-Choice;
  • Reference and User Services Association (RUSA);
  • Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA)


ACRL-Choice webinars connect academic and research librarians with content and service providers, publishers, authors, and other experts. Since the launch of the program in 2013, thousands of participants have attended these free interactive webinars, with topics ranging from using social media to build library communities and the latest reference databases to open access.

The ACRL-Choice webinar series is an ongoing program, offering dozens of presentations each academic year. This late summer/early fall, ACRL-Choice webinars will present a variety of subjects and experts; see below for the programs and links to register.

According to ALA News “beginning in October, the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will offer new six week ecourses on empirical research methods, an updated ecourse on ILL practices and procedures, and a new ecourse on communication in the library.

Each ecourse registration is $130 for RUSA members; $175 for ALA members; $210 for non-ALA members; $100 for student members and retired members. Registration can be found here…”

Library communities and stakeholders increasingly place a high value on the ecological sustainability of their facilities and programs.  For library directors and managers, the question often is, “Where do I start?”  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present Creating Sustainable Libraries and Programs,” on at 1:30 – 3:00 pm (Central time) on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

This webinar will introduce participants to practical approaches for planning facilities and operations that are ecologically and economically sustainable, including LEED and alternative standards.  It will also suggest ways that library programs can best respond to community interest in climate change; and provide tools for evaluating ecologically sustainable buildings, operations, and programs…”

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