Conferences, Meetings, and Webinars – 2/27/14

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Professional Growth and Development Opportunities from:

  • Computers in Libraries 2014
  • Center for Research Libraries
  • City University of New York
  • LIBRIS 2014
  • Concordia University Libraries’ 12th Annual Research Forum

Charleston Conference 2013

April 7-9, Washington Hilton, Washington, DC

“We are pleased to present the 29th annual Computers in Libraries—the most comprehensive North American conference and exhibition on all aspects of library and information delivery technology. Although the tools and technology available to libraries and information services have changed over the years, the excellent quality and range of both topics and speakers at Computers in Libraries 2014 remain the same.

Hacking and hackathons are perhaps better known in the geek community, but Computers in Libraries 2014 is taking a page from their book and looking to hack, or change, in our case, our ideas, strategies, and practices in using technology and other methods to engage our communities. Libraries are changing—building creative spaces with learning commons and makerspaces; engaging audiences in different ways with community managers and embedded librarians; advocating for learning and literacy in new and exciting ways. Join us for insights, ideas, and strategies to apply in your library or community!…”

CRL Collections Forum April 24-25, 2014.

Research libraries have always played an important role in ensuring the survival and integrity of government information. In the print era research libraries collected and preserved the publications and the records of U.S. and foreign governments. The digital revolution, however, has radically changed the ways in which government information is produced and distributed,… Therefore today, new ways must be found to ensure that the information governments gather and provide to their constituents—and the records of the workings of governments—remain available to researchers for the long term.

CRL’s 2014 Global Resources Collections Forum will bring together representatives of NARA, government agencies, publishers, historians, and members of the research library community, to explore how libraries, collectively and individually, can ensure long-term scholarly access to the born-digital records, data and publications of domestic and foreign governments…

This event is open to all interested directors, staff and faculty at CRL libraries.  There is no registration fee, but advance registration is required...”

June 6, 2014 –  The William and Anita Newman Conference Center, Baruch College

We invite submission of proposals for presentations of papers and posters on innovative approaches to academic and research library assessment, particularly those that challenge established assessment ideas and practices. The conference will be national in scope and will address the value of library assessment as a means to improve academic programs, teaching, learning, and facilitating curricular and research activities of students and faculty. The goal of the conference is to share ideas and information on the vital topic of library assessment.

Deadline for proposals: March 1, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014
Hosted by Clemson University
230 Madren Center Drive, Clemson, SC 29634

We Need You! We are looking for interesting and exciting sessions for the 2014 LIBRIS Conference and we cannot do it without you.

If you have an interesting idea, learned something new you would like to share, presented at a regional or national conference, and would like to present your topic again, dust it off, and submit it.

Conference presentations are sought in all areas, including but not limited to, the following:

  • Workplace: leadership; continuing education; mentoring; organizational culture; office environment; budgeting; motivation; staff skill development.
  • User services: reference; collections; assessment; instructional design; marketing; collaborations; outreach; customer service; usability.
  • Technology: emerging technologies; technology services; social networking; innovations; digitization; open source; visual media; web-based collaborative software; virtual libraries.

The conference is a great way to meet other professionals in the field and discover what innovative ideas other libraries are producing.

The deadline for accepting session proposals is March 26th 2014.

Submission Guidelines

Please include; Name and contact information for principal contact;
Complete contact information for all speakers: include name, title, employer or affiliation, email address, telephone/fax numbers;
Title of proposed program;
A brief (100 words or less) description of the program for conference program purposes;
Audiovisual/equipment requirements (if any);
Biographical statement of the presenter(s) (up to 50 words per presenter);

Please submit proposal to: Jeronell Bradley at

Proposals are now being accepted for Concordia University Libraries’ 12th Annual Research Forum, in the beautiful city of Montreal.  This year’s Research Forum will be held on Monday, April 14th, 2014, 9:30 am to 3:00 pm, at the Loyola Jesuit Hall and Conference Centre.

The Research Forum provides an opportunity for librarians, archivists, graduate students, teaching faculty, and information professionals to describe and promote their completed or in-progress research, practical case studies or projects.  The Forum also provides a venue for researchers to seek suggestions for enhancing their research interests, to identify potential new partners for projects, to test the effectiveness of their undertakings, and to promote research in academic libraries.

The keynote speaker is Selinda Berg, Program Chair for the 2012 and 2013 CARL Librarians’ Research Institute and Clinical Medicine Librarian, University of Windsor.

Friday, April 4, 2014
Cuyahoga County Public Library Parma-Snow Branch Auditorium

Registration and light refreshments: 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Program: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

NOTSL proudly presents four distinguished leaders from public and academic libraries who will address how they have used specialized workflows to enhance their library collections. Wendy Bartlett will explain floating collection practices at Cuyahoga County Public Library. Alene Moroni, LJ contributor and honoree, will conquer digital weeding practices and how they benefit the King County Library System readers. Juleah Swanson will show us how Ohio State does it right by “Focusing on the customer: assessing electronic resources through all stages of collection workflows.” Tom Klingler will introduce us to the Kent State Selection Manager (SM), the collection development workflow tool to jump start and manage selections and processes before they reach the ILS.

Full information, including fees, lunch and venue information, parking, etc. is all available at the NOTSL website:



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