ATG Conferences, Meetings & Webinars 10/18/16

Professional Growth and Development Opportunities by

  • ALCTS:
  • ACRL;
  • LITA;
  • ALA Editions;
  • ACRL -New England
  • West Virginia University



  • ALCTS Webinars – Upcoming Sessions
Event Date Topic Presented By
October 19 Putting the Link in Linked Data Nancy Lorimer
October 26 Embedded URI in MARC: An Essential for Linked Data Jackie Shieh
November 2 How to Get from Here to BIBFRAME Carl Stahmer
November 9 Modeling and Encoding Serials in BIBFRAME Gloria Gonzalez
November 16 Linked Data Cataloging Workflows Xiaoli Li
November 30 Budget Transparency in Collection Development Mary Gilbert and Deborah A. Nolan
December 7 Research Data Management Best Practices and REDCap Paul A. Harris, Ph.D.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Central time (9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Pacific | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Mountain | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Central  | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern.  Convert additional time zones online.)

Learn about progress on ACRL’s forthcoming action-oriented research agenda on library contributions to student learning and success. A team from OCLC Research – which ACRL selected to design, develop, and deliver the new action-oriented agenda – has been working since August and seeks your input and feedback.

Join ACRL’s Value of Academic Libraries committee chair to hear the context for this work along with the project director and team members. This forum will allow community members to ask questions and give reactions to the first draft. You can find the draft online one week prior to the online forum on the project webpage.

Presenters: Jaime Hammond, director of library services at Naugatuck Valley Community College and chair of ACRL’s Value of Academic Libraries committee; Lynn Silipigni Connaway, project director and senior research scientist at OCLC; and project team members Vanessa Kitzie and Stephanie Mikitish, doctoral candidates at Rutgers University.

How to register: Submit your free registration online by noon Central on Monday, November 14. Login details will be sent via email the afternoon of November 14.  The webcast will be recorded and made available shortly after the live event.

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This year’s LITA Forum has three amazing keynotes you won’t want to miss. Join your LITA and library technology colleagues for the 2016 LITA Forum, November 17-20, 2016

  • LITA Forum early bird rates end October 14, 2016
  • The guaranteed discount hotel rate at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel ends Wednesday October 21st, 2016, and as available thereafter.
  • Online registration closes Sunday November 13th, 2016

Register Now!

ALA Editions announces an exciting free AL Live interactive webcast, Diversity in Libraries, with Mario Ascencio, Melissa Cardenas-Dow, Jody Gray and Jessica Jupitus. This interactive webcast will last one hour and take place at 2 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016.

Diversity is a term that gets thrown around a lot in the professional world these days, and the library world is no exception. What does diversity mean when it comes to libraries—how do we build a diverse staff? How do we serve diverse communities? How do we make sure our collections and services are diverse? In this month’s episode of American Libraries Live, you and our expert panel will engage in an interactive discussion.

Join us to talk about these issues and more from 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Oct. 12. You can register at

Our expert panel for this event will include:

  • Mario Ascencio, visual arts liaison librarian, George Mason University Libraries, president,REFORMA
  • Melissa Cardenas-Dow, reference and instruction librarian at the University of California–Riverside in Riverside, California
  • Jody Gray, director, ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services
  • Jessica Jupitus,  central branch director, Sacramento Public Library

Registration for this AL Live interactive webcast is available here.

Call for Proposals

“The Association of College and Research Libraries, New England Chapter (ACRL/NEC – invites you to submit a proposal to present at the 2017 ACRL-NEC Annual Conference

Reframing Librarianship in the 21st Century

Friday, May 12 at the University of Vermont Conference Center in Burlington, VT.

It is an era of reinvention for college and research libraries. Whether we work in cataloging and metadata, scholarly communication, archives, public services, instruction, or another area of librarianship, we have all heard a rhetoric of crisis, transformation, and rapid change applied to our work. The challenges we face have provided an opportunity to refocus on the foundations of our profession: our purpose and our areas of expertise. In reflecting on and redefining our work and ourselves, we are reframing librarianship for the 21st Century. This exciting topic will be kicked off by keynote Suzanne Wones, Director of Library Digital Strategies and Innovations at Harvard Library.

In this era of reinvention, how are we reframing ourselves, the work that we do, and our libraries?

How are we communicating around this shift within our institutions and beyond?…”

West Virginia University is set to host the eighth annual International Open Access Week, Oct. 24-30…

“Open Access Week is a celebration that serves to remind academic stakeholders that the research we do has a public readership interested in and invested in our work,” said Cheryl Ball, WVU English professor and director of the Digital Publishing Institute.

This year’s International Open Access Week theme is Open in Action. It highlights the researchers, librarians and students committed to working in the open and how that decision has benefitted them…


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