ATG Conferences, Meetings, & Webinars 3/1/17

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Professional Growth & Development Opportunities by:

  • ARL:
  • ALA Editions;
  • NASIG;
  • Xavier University Library;
  • ACRL/Choice

Deadline April 1

The application period for the first iteration of the ARL Digital Scholarship Institute is now open, with a deadline of April 1, 2017. An exciting new initiative of the ARL Academy, the Digital Scholarship Institute is a five-day, cohort-based opportunity for professionals in ARL member libraries who are new to digital scholarship to develop their skills in an intensive, yet supportive, learner-centered environment.

This iteration of the ARL Digital Scholarship Institute will take place June 5–9, 2017, at the Connors Center in Dover, Massachusetts, and is hosted by the Boston College Libraries. In this first instance of the institute, preference will be given to staff at ARL member libraries. The cost of the institute is $1,500, excluding travel and accommodations.

A second instance of the ARL Digital Scholarship Institute, to be hosted by UC San Diego, is planned for winter 2018.

Please see the ARL Digital Scholarship Institute webpage for additional information and instructions on how to apply. The application deadline for summer 2017 is April 1.

ALA Editions, in collaboration with the San José State University School of Information (SJSU iSchool), announces the new advanced eCourse Project Management Fundamentals for Librarians. This advanced eCourse will begin Monday, April 17, 2017 and run for 12 weeks…

You’ll learn about management styles, institutional constraints, project life cycles, stakeholder management, scope definition, risk assessment, project planning tools, team management, and more! You’ll gain practical experience through assignments and interaction with the instructor and your fellow students. In twelve weeks, you’ll enhance your skill set and attain a solid foundation in project management…

Participants who complete this Advanced eCourse will receive an SJSU iSchool/ALA Publishing Advanced Certificate of Completion. This certificate will affirm your status as having completed all the steps of an Advanced eCourse on Project Management Fundamentals for Librarians and will provide proof of your participation that you can add to your resume…”

The NASIG Program Planning Committee (PPC) invites proposals for the Great Ideas Showcase and the Snapshot Sessions for the 32nd NASIG conference in Indianapolis, IN, June 8 to 11. The theme of the conference is “Racing to the Crossroads.”

The Great Ideas Showcase will be held on Friday, June 9, from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., and the Snapshot Sessions will be held immediately after on Friday, June 9, from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. Presenters must be available to discuss their showcases or present their snapshots during that time.

The Great Ideas Showcase will provide an opportunity to share innovative ideas, new workflows, and new applications of technology in an interactive and informal setting. Great Ideas can be demonstrated in a variety of ways – posters, laptops, tablets, e-readers, etc. Participants will be given a table or poster board (3.5’ x 7.5’) to showcase their idea to attendees, depending on their need.

The Snapshot Sessions will consist of up to eight 5-minute presentations with a focus on an idea, project, workflow, etc.  If you’ve always wanted to speak at NASIG, but haven’t felt like you had enough to say for a full session, this is a great opportunity for you.

Proposals may present a report of a research study, an analysis of a practical problem-solving effort, or a description of an innovative program that may be of interest to the NASIG community. Proposals should name any particular products or services that are integral to the content of the showcase or snapshot. However, as a matter of NASIG policy, showcases and snapshots should not be used as a venue to promote or attack any product, service, or institution.

 Proposals must be received by 5pm EST on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Members of the Program Planning Committee will evaluate abstracts, and presenters will be notified of the status of their proposal by mid-April. (Note: Presenters for the Great Ideas Showcase or Snapshot Sessions do not qualify for a registration discount. Presenters must be registered for either the full conference or for Friday single day registration.)

The theme for this year’s conference, hosted by the Xavier University Library, is “Technical Services by Design.” See the conference web site for a complete list of programs as well as other information about the conference.

Deadline to register: May 7, 201

Post-Conference Workshop:

Xavier University’s Center for Innovation, in conjunction with the University Library, will host a half-day design thinking program at the completion of the conference (May 23, 1-5 p.m.) This event is free but limited to the first 40 registrants. Registrants must commit to doing two empathy interviews which will need to be completed by May 1st. Registration for this workshop is required. More information is available on the conference web site.

All questions pertaining to registration can be submitted to:

Patty Greco, OVGTSL 2017 Treasurer
Xavier University
McDonald Library
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH  45207

Scheduled for Wednesday, March 29 at 2:00pm ET | Sponsored by McGraw-Hill Education

Join AccessEngineering with Dr. Anselm Spoerri for a live webinar that explores a range of data visualization methods and how they enhance teaching and student engagement. A researcher and instructor in the field of data visualization, Dr. Spoerri presents examples of varied data sources—simple, curated, and raw—and explains the insights they reveal and how they support learning and retention.


Anselm Spoerri – Lecturer/Assistant Professor, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University

Dr. Anselm Spoerri has a Ph.D. from MIT and is a faculty member at the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University. He has conducted research in the field of information visualization for the last 20 years and teaches students how best to visualize data. A recent co-authored paper about how to visualize what is most controversial in Wikipedia received widespread media attention, including articles in Wired, MIT Technology Review, The Washington Post, and The Economist. Dr. Spoerri leveraged his data visualization expertise to guide the visual display and interactive functionality that are key to AccessEngineering’s DataVis.

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