ATG Conferences, Meetings & Webinars 9/17/16

Professional Growth and Development Opportunities

  • LLAMA;
  • ALA;
  • OLE (Open Library Environment)
  • ACRL/Choice

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The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) and the LLAMA Assessment Section will present “What’s Your Story?” a series of three webinars for librarians who want to develop better skills for using data to facilitate decision making and strategic planning.  The series is intended for librarians new to data collection and analysis and is designed to offer a foundation for building a new skill set.  Topics covered are: research design, data collection, and data visualization.  Attendance at individual sessions is welcome.

Sept. 26, 1:30-3:00 pm Central Time

“What’s your story? – An Introduction to Research Design for Libraries and Information Services”

Presenter: Martha Kyrillidou, Principal, QualityMetrics LLC, Silver Spring, Maryland

Oct. 26, 1:30-3:00 pm Central Time

“What’s Your Story? — Getting Organized for Assessment and Data Collection”

Presenter: Holt Zaugg, Assessment Librarian, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Nov. 16, 1:30-3:00 pm Central Time

“What’s Your Story? — Visualizing Data to Tell Your Story”

Presenter: Sarah Anne Murphy, Professor and Coordinator of Assessment, The Ohio State University Libraries, Thompson Library , Columbus, Ohio…”

2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting attendees are invited to submit their program ideas for this year’s new Symposium on the Future of Libraries.

The Symposium on the Future of Libraries is included with full registration for the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits. Sponsored by the Center for the Future of Libraries, the Symposium features three days – Saturday, Sunday, and Monday – exploring the near-term trends already inspiring innovation in academic, public, school, and special libraries and the longer-term trends that will help us adapt to the needs of our communities.

In addition to sessions featuring civic, social, and education innovators, the Symposium will include several timeslots for concurrent sessions. These concurrent sessions will provide attendees with an opportunity to share some of the innovative work they are currently exploring in their libraries and to engage with outside innovators or experts. You can find out more about the concurrent sessions and submit their proposals now.

Time: Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 at 11:00AM EDT / 1500GMT

Register Here:

For developers interested in working with FOLIO, this webinar is a primer on how to engage with the FOLIO code. The webinar will be light on presentation and leave more time for open questions-and-answers.  

The presentation portion will cover two main topics. First, provide context around how the FOLIO platform provides integration points for module development and what that means for developing modules in FOLIO. Second, a look at how the platform pieces come together in the user interface to provide functionality to the end user. The presenters will be showing some code and data structures as well as the current user experience prototype.


·         Jakub Skoczen, Architect and Developer at Index Data

·         Kurt Nordstrom, Software Engineer at Index Data

·         Peter Murray, Open Source Community Advocate at Index Data 

A confirmation email will contain access information for the event.

Please use the hashtag #FOLIOforum on social media for these events. 

The Open Library Community Forum is sponsored by the OLE (Open Library Environment) and is governed by the Open Library Community Forum Code of Conduct.

A recording of this Forum will be made available on the OLE website.

Scheduled for Thursday, September 22 at 2:00pm ET   |   Sponsored by Springer Nature

Understanding the reach and impact of eBooks is key to making informed decisions and driving research services at academic libraries. This one-hour interactive webinar examines a variety of performance metrics that track social and scholarly data surrounding a book, post-publication. The potential impact of this book and chapter data will be explored in relation to supporting authors and researchers at academic institutions.Participants will gain valuable insights on eBook performance metrics and their application, including:
• Examples of metrics that are available for books and chapters
• The role performance metrics play in supporting research decisions
• How this data can help researchers discover new types of impact and value Martijn Roelandse, Head of Publishing Innovation at Springer Nature, builds on his scientific background and publishing experience to develop new ideas for publishing and author services. One of those is the recent launch of, a platform developed by Springer and Altmetric that offers a comprehensive overview of the impact of books by providing various book-level and chapter-level metrics all in one place. He is open to new publishing initiatives and pilots and keeps a close eye on new developments both in the publishing world and online.

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