ATG Conferences, Meetings, & Webinars 8/1/16

Professional Growth & Development Opportunities:

  • ALCTS;
  • NISO:
  • RUSA ( 2 programs);
  • OCLC;
  • DPLAFest (video)
  • ALPSP (Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers, UK)

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Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.


Learn how to create and deliver effective and memorable webinars from two veterans of this style of presentation. You will leave with new skills, including a few easy tips and tricks, in effective presentation design and powerful workshop delivery. You will learn how to manage live (synchronous) and recorded (asynchronous) learning spaces. In addition,

Resources related to effective webinars and presentations will be provided…


Maurice Coleman is the Technical Trainer at a Harford County Public Library in Maryland. He has presented numerous virtual and face to face presentations on social media, technology implementation, and presentation and training skills. In addition, he hosts the library training and presentation podcast T is for Training at and was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker in 2010. He can be found through Twitter at @baldgeekinmd.

Jill Hurst-Wahl teaches on-campus and online for Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and is a contributor to the “T is for Training” podcast. Jill is a frequent conference presenter, including sessions in 2016 at Computers in Libraries, Special Libraries Association Annual Conference, and the Academic Librarians Conference in New York State. Jill can be found online at and through Twitter at @jill_hw.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016


Consistency in metadata is repeatedly discussed as problem in information management and delivery of digital resources.  One core element of that metadata is the use of controlled vocabularies and authority control.  These methods can also be applied to various elements of the research process.  Recently, a variety of projects have gained traction within the research community to identify elements of the process that will support discovery, linking and interaction with research outputs.  These systems and approaches include ORCID, DataCite, FundRef, CREDIT and others.  This webinar will focus on the role that libraries and publishers can play in fostering these systems in their work.  In addition to updates on a few of these initiatives, this webinar will also highlight the implementation of these systems in the research lifecycle.

Contributing their expertise and perspectives, this webinar features the following noted professionals:

  • Attribution from a Research Library Perspective: Micah Altman, Head/Scientist, MIT Libraries Program on Information Science
  • Data, Metadata, and Data Citation: Insights from PLOS: Emma Ganley, PhD., Chief Editor, PLOS Biology
  • How Libraries can Support the Identification and Discovery of Scholarly Output: Ekatarina (Eka) Grguric, Fellow, North Carolina State University Libraries; Madison Sullivan, Fellow, North Carolina State University Libraries; William Cross, Director, Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center, North Carolina State University Libraries

RUSA Webinars:

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Wednesday, 8/3/2016
2:00 PM-3:15 PM (CT)

Cost: RUSA members: $40; ALA members: $50; ALA student & retired members: $25; Non-members: $65; Group rate: $99 single login, $38/person multiple logins. (min. 2 people)

Make Google work for YOU! Participants will understand advanced Google search strategies, such as the site search; learn about search limiters for sites, videos, news, and images; and be able to incorporate Google into their reference interactions and instruction sessions.

Register here

Tuesday, 8/16/2016

2:00 PM-3:15 PM (CT)

Cost: RUSA members: $40; ALA members: $50; ALA student & retired members: $25; Non-members: $65; Group rate: $99 single login, $38/person multiple logins. (min. 2 people)

This webinar addresses some of the crucial factors that librarians should keep in mind when selecting and using eLearning authoring tools. This webinar will discuss not only the criteria that can be applied to the selection process, but also will present some instructional design components that should be considered at the same time.

Register here.

On 9 August, join Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) incoming President Lynn Silipigni Connaway and colleagues for a day focused on the work of OCLC Research.

This ASIS&T Regional Meeting will take place in the Lakeside Room at the OCLC Conference Center. Much more information and registration is available at the ASIS&T website. You can also register here.

ASIS&T Website & Registration

Several OCLC Research staff will be presenting and facilitating workshops. The meeting will conclude with a tour of OCLC facilities. The full topic and speaker list includes:

    • The Library in the Life of the User:Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist and Director of User Research, OCLC
    • Library Services Development in an Emerging Collaborative Landscape: Ixchel M. Faniel, Research Scientist, OCLC, and Rebecca Bryant, Senior Program Officer, OCLC
    • Library Linked Data: Where Things Stand: Jean Godby, Senior Research Scientist, OCLC
  • Workshops (concurrent, attendees can choose 1 of 2)
    • Visitors and Residents Interactive Mapping: Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Senior Research Scientist and Director of User Research, and William Harvey, Consulting Software Engineer, OCLC
    • Taxonomy: Joseph Busch, Founder and Principal Consultant of Taxonomy Strategies

According to infoDOCKET “the following presentation was recorded at DPLAfest 2016 on in Washington, DC on April 14, 2016.  (Click here to view)

About the Presentation

Liaisons and digital collection administrators from the ESDN New York DPLA regional partners discuss the video-pixabaybusiness of contributing to DPLA from their various contexts and platforms. Panelists discussed their experience working with ESDN to coordinate contribution workflows, permissions, metadata guidelines, metadata mapping, and other outreach activities to member organizations through a distributed hub network.

Empire State Digital Network (ESDN), the New York state service hub for DPLA, is administered by the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) in partnership with eight regional library councils collectively working as the Empire State Library Network. Together, these partners collaborate to contribute digital resources from hundreds of New York collecting institutions to DPLA…”


  • Kerri Willett: Deputy Director of the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO)
  • Laura Osterhout: Member services librarian for the Rochester Regional Library Council
  • Susan D’Entremont: Archivist and digital project manager for the Capital District Library Council
  • Jennifer Palmentiero: Digital services librarian for the Southeastern New York Library Resources Council

The Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) has launched a new blended learning online workshop to help those new to international scholarly publishing “providing delegates, regardless of location, with an interactive and essential introduction to the basics of journals publishing, for those at the beginning of their careers.

Delegates will complete a pre-course questionnaire and reading. This is followed by a live one and a half hour interactive webinar hosted by a tutor and including exercises, polls and the opportunity to ask questions. There is a comprehensive quiz that follows the webinar and 48 hours course follow up with the tutor via email.

The workshop will prepare delegates with an overview and understanding of this fast moving area and help them understand how all the different functions fit together. They will come away with an understanding of: the role of the editor and editorial office; know what happens to a paper after acceptance; understand how journal finances work; and appreciate what goes into a journal marketing plan.

The workshop will take place on Thursday 17 November 2016

  • 7:00 – 8:30 am, Western US
  • 10:00 – 11:30 am, Eastern US
  • 3:00 – 4:30 pm,  UK
  • 4:00 – 5:30 pm,  Europe
  • 7:00 – 8:30 pm,  Gulf

 Further information and booking available online.

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