Conferences, Meetings, and Webinars 3/1/14

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Professional Growth and Development Opportunities from:

  • University of San Diego – Copley Library
  • California Library Association
  • RUSA
  • Access Library Conference 2014

Charleston Conference 2013

Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, University of San Diego

Join University of San Diego’s Copley Library for a day-long event focused on the digital elements of library ecosystems and institutional repositories as well as a bepress Digital Commons user group meeting.

Featured keynote speakers will be:

  • Lorraine Haricombe, Dean of the University of Kansas Libraries
  • Lee Van Orsdel, Dean of University Libraries at Grand Valley State University

Speakers and panelists include:

  •  Loretta Parham and Elizabeth McClenney, Atlanta University Center, Woodruff Library
  • Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli, Kristi Ehrig-Burgess, Alan Renga, Rosa Longacre, Balboa Park Online Collaborative
  • Joy Painter and George Porter, California Institute of Technology
  •  Michele Wyngard, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  •  Mark Stover and Andrew Weiss, California State University Northridge
  • Carmen Mitchell and Barbara Taylor, California State University San Marcos
  • Steven Van Tuyl, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Allegra Swift, Claremont Colleges
  • Chris Vinson, Andrew Wesolek, Jill Bunch, Clemson University…

Register now at Please register by March 25, 2014.

$35 registration includes lunch and afternoon refreshments. For further information visit or contact Kelly Riddle at [email protected] or 619-260-6850.

Friday, April 11, 2014; 8:30am-4:30pm

Henry Madden Library, California State University, Fresno, 5200 North Barton Avenue, Fresno, CA 93710

Presenters: Jay Weitz, Senior Consulting Database Specialist, OCLC, Dublin OH; Julie Renee Moore, Head of Cataloging, Henry Madden Library, CSU Fresno

Resource Description and Access (RDA) is the new cataloging standard designed to replace AACR2. This workshop will focus on the RDA description of special formats–all the materials you may have pushed aside to age, hoping for a record to appear! (Most libraries have these resources lurking in their cataloging departments.)

The presenters will focus on materials such as videorecordings, sound recordings, 3-dimensional objects, pictures, games, kits, and other especially special formats…

Presented by CLA’s Technical Services Interest Group and co-sponsored by the Southern California Technical Processes Group (SCTPG) and Northern California Technical Processes Group (NCTPG).

Registration Fees

$90 non-members
$70 CLA members, SCTPG and NCTPG members
$45 student members
Includes morning and afternoon light refreshments; lunch is not provided.

Registration closes Friday, April 4, at 5:00pm PST. Register Now


  • User Experience Research 101* – Wednesday, March 5, 2014: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (CST)

This webinar is one in a two part series to aid librarians (specifically reference librarians) in understanding user experience design and research. Content of the webinar will be structured along the user-centered design process to help the audience integrate user experience research into their existing work. We will also use real-world examples from libraries. Participants will be able to describe user experience research and it’s applications to libraries, as well as evaluate different methods for user experience research including surveys, web analytics, usability evaluations, and interviews.
Instructors: Ilana Barnes and Tao Zhang
Learn more or Register now.

Online Courses

  • New! Reaching Every Patron (CEUs available!) – Mar. 3 – 28, 2014

Introductions and discussions about assessing which population your library wants to create inclusive and accessible programming. By using the knowledge you already have about your community, students will explore the various organizations or groups that they would like to work with to create effective outreach programming for patrons with special needs. They will select one and discuss how to create a partnership. Understanding the types of outreach and how to determine which is best for you, your library and your targeted population. Students will present their outreach plans via the discussion boards and discuss each other’s plan. We will conclude this course with structured and well-articulated takeaways that can be practically applied to help define your program’s success.
Instructor: Jordan Boaz
Register online now! Or, register by mail or fax by downloading the registration form (PDF format.)

  • Introduction to Spatial Literacy and Online Mapping – March 10 – 30, 2014

This three week course will introduce students and library staff to a variety of mapping tools and GIS technologies that are of interest to both public and academic library users. Librarians will be able to apply their newly developed Web 2.0 mapping skills in their reference work, and liaison responsibilities. Through hands-on exercises, demonstrations and presentations, the librarian will receive a thorough overview of GIS-related technologies that they may be exposed to in the library. Examples of topics include geographic literacy, GIS, online mapping (Google Earth, Google Maps, etc).
Instructor: Eva Dodsworth
Register online now! Or, register by mail or fax by downloading the registration form (PDF format.)

How to Register:
  1. Online
  2. By Fax: download, complete, and fax form (PDF format) to (312) 280-1538
  3. By Mail: download, complete, and mail form (PDF format) to American Library Association, ATTN: MACS/Online CE Registration, 50 E. Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611

Access is Canada’s premier library technology conference bringing librarians, technicians, developers, programmers, and managers together to discuss cutting-edge library technologies. Access is a single stream conference featuring in-depth analyses, panel discussions, poster presentations, lightning talks, hackfest, and plenty of time for networking and social events.

Join us in Calgary, Alberta, September 29-October 2 for Access 2014

In the spirit of the 21st Access Conference, this year’s theme is Growing in the 21st Century

We’re looking for proposals that consider:

  • Where we’ve come from, and how the plans of the past affect our present and future
  • Where we’re going, considering current trends in future planning context
  • Buzz topics such as big data, linked open data, evidence-based practice, the semantic web, open access, and other emerging trends
  • Emerging tools and trends, and how to use them to build a new future for libraries
  • The 21st Century library in context and the dynamic of the library. How do libraries fit in a larger institutional or community context? How do technical and discovery services fit within the overall library dynamic? How are we shaping this context?


Poster Presentations (NEW to Access 2014!): All poster presenters will also have the option to give a 3-5 minute lightning talk.

Session Presentation: You propose the format! You can put together a traditional presentation, a lightning talk, Pecha Kucha, demos, audience participation, a panel, or something totally different. The sky is the limit, so be creative! All format proposals will be considered. The length of your session should range from 5-45 minutes.

Any sessions longer than 15 minutes will be selected through double-blind peer-review.

Your proposal should include:

  • Name, Position, Affiliation (let us know if you’re a student!)
  • Have you presented at Access before?
  • If your presentation is not accepted in its proposed format, would you be willing to present in an alternate format (e.g. poster presentation, co-present with someone else)?
  • Presentation format summary – a few sentences outlining format
  • A summary (1-2 paragraphs) on the content of your proposed session

To submit a proposal:

E-mail to [email protected] by April 4, 2014.

Questions can be forwarded to [email protected], or via Twitter (@accesslibcon)

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