ATG Conferences, Meetings & Webinars 11/24/17

Professional Growth and Development Opportunities

  • ACRL – Choice;
  • NISO (2 events);
  • Open Repositories 2018;
  • ALCTS;
  • ACRL New England Chapter

Scheduled for Wednesday, November 29 at 2:00pm ET   |   Sponsored and presented by Springer Nature

Summary: As academia splinters into ever more specialized fields of inquiry, access to broad bodies of knowledge has never been greater. How can today’s liaison librarian add value to the interdisciplinary research of the faculty they serve? Jeff Knapp, the Larry & Ellen Foster Librarian for Communications at Penn State, will discuss some history of the interdisciplinary research movement, and the ways librarians’ expertise can improve interdisciplinary scholarshipRegister for this webinar.


Date: June 4th-7th, 2018
Location: Bozeman, Montana, USA.

Open Repositories 2018 is now calling for proposals around the theme of Sustaining Open.

http://www.or2018.net/call-for-papers/

Research and Cultural Heritage communities have embraced the idea of Open; open communities, open source software, open data, scholarly communications, and open access publications and collections. These projects and communities require different modes of thinking and resourcing than purchasing vended products. While open may be the way forward, mitigating fatigue, finding sustainable funding, and building flexible digital repository platforms is something most of us are striving for. Submissions this year should focus on the how, why, and what it will take to make open sustainable…  


Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

In 2016, NISO announced an initiative aimed at development of best practices for documenting and understanding users’ paths between discovery of content and accessing the content. Did users come in from a discovery service, Google Scholar or some other available channel? What should that signify to service providers? What does that mean for libraries? This session will spotlight the size and scope of the issue as well as the progress that may be made towards its resolution. 

Confirmed Speakers:

·      Allison Belan, Associate Director, Digital Strategy & Systems, Duke University Press;

·      Peter Vlahakis, Product Manager, Ithaka and Dan Paskett, Director, Shared Shelf Outreach Coordinator, Ithaka;

·      Ken Varnum, Senior Program Manager for Discovery, Delivery, and Library Analytics, University of Michigan

To register online for this NISO webinar, you can use this form.

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About the Virtual Conference

This is an active area for a variety of reasons. There is an on-going need to justify the work, space and resources invested in the library. How best to appropriately generate, synthesize, interpret and deliver the most useful data to demonstrate the return on investment made by the institution. What do we know to be best practices for using Altmetrics in assessment activities? How comfortable are faculty with the use of Altmetrics in the context of tenure & promotion activities?…”

NISO has developed a quick tutorial, How to Participate in a NISO Web Event. Please view the recording, which is an overview of the web conferencing system and will help to answer the most commonly asked questions regarding participating in an online Webex event…


Date: June 4th-7th, 2018
Location: Bozeman, Montana, USA.

Open Repositories 2018 is now calling for proposals around the theme of Sustaining Open.

http://www.or2018.net/call-for-papers/

Research and Cultural Heritage communities have embraced the idea of Open; open communities, open source software, open data, scholarly communications, and open access publications and collections. These projects and communities require different modes of thinking and resourcing than purchasing vended products. While open may be the way forward, mitigating fatigue, finding sustainable funding, and building flexible digital repository platforms is something most of us are striving for. Submissions this year should focus on the how, why, and what it will take to make open sustainable…  


Time & Date: The CRS Committee on Holdings Forum will meet 3:00-4:00pm on Saturday February 10th

 The ALCTS CRS Committee on Holdings Information seeks to address and study matters related to holdings information in all formats, with special attention to standards, use, and functionality in the exchange and use of holdings information in and among systems. The committee’s interests include the application of holdings information wherever it appears, including local catalogs, group catalogs, and union catalogs.

If you have a proposal for a related topic and would like to share that topic at ALA Midwinter, please share your idea. Submit your topic and brief description (150 words max) to Shelley Almgren, CRS Committee on Holdings Information, Chair, salmgren@txwes.edu 

Deadline is Friday, December 1, 2017.


2018 ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

Date: Friday, May 4, 2018

Location: Hotel 1620 Plymouth Harbor Plymouth, Massachusetts

We often talk at conferences about projects that went well. In contrast, we rarely discuss initiatives that failed, or unexpected obstacles that forced us to find another route to success. In our 2018 Annual Conference, the ACRL New England chapter is highlighting experimentation and creativity in college and research libraries by acknowledging that missteps and roadblocks are all part of the process. Join us in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in May 2018 to talk about ‘failing forward.’

We want to hear about your innovative ideas that went bust; your project development blunders; your event planning faux pas! Tell us how failure has helped you and your library to learn and grow. Give us insight into the missteps that have led you to unanticipated success. How has expanding your capacity for failure helped you to take risks and experience breakthroughs?

Submit a Proposal

The deadline for proposal submission is 11:59 p.m. EST on January 19, 2018. Applicants will be notified about their proposal status by late February.

Selection will be done by blind review. Please do not include identifying information, including the names of institutions, in the abstract.

Proposals may be submitted at scholarworks.umass.edu/acrl_nec_conf/2018. The person submitting the proposal will first need to create a free ScholarWorks@Umass Amherst account.

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