Professional Growth & Development Opportunities
University of Sheffield’s Information School and the iSchool at Northumbria;
Date: Thursday, July 27, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EDT
What’s the focus?
Twenty-five years ago, the creation of arXiv provided physicists with an efficient way to share their manuscripts before peer review and publication. Since then we have wondered why other discipines have been slow to follow their lead. Until 2014 when others joined such as bioRxiv, F1000 Research, PeerJ, The Winnower, PrePrints.org, and Wellcome Open Research. Join us to gain insights into the cultural dynamics that support PrePrints and explore how they can play an increasingly supportive role in the existing research landscape.
The deadline for juried paper proposal submissions is July 15, 2017. Please consider submitting your completed or in-progress work. The theme of the 2018 conference – Expanding the LIS Education Universe – calls for educators, practitioners, and policy makers to address the ever-expanding horizon and the current terrain of the field of LIS education.
The conference will provide opportunities for attendees to:
- Share ideas for new and innovative programs and emerging curricular areas or specializations within MLIS programs
- Discuss how new undergraduate and graduate programs may complement ALA-accredited masters programs
- Exchange ideas on pedagogy and curriculum for evidence-based learning
- Present research on topics that help to inform the expanding educational programs
- Address interdisciplinary convergence in the field of LIS
- Design high impact educational practices for learner engagement
- Learning outcome assessment
Dates: Sunday, March 25 through Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Location: Sheffield, UK
Hosts: The Information School at Sheffield and The iSchool at Northumbria University
Call for Participation: Click here.
Submission website: Click here!
Open for Submissions
According to ACRL Insider “ACRL is providing scholarship funding for two librarians to attend OpenCon 2017 in Berlin, Germany, November 11-13. To be eligible for selection, just follow the OpenCon application process and instructions. If you are a librarian and have already applied, then great! If you are chosen to participate in OpenCon and are an ACRL member, you will be considered for an ACRL-sponsored scholarship. Your information will be conveyed to a group of ACRL member leaders for review and selection.
Besides the benefit of attending OpenCon, each recipient of the ACRL-sponsored scholarships will also be appointed for a 2-year term on ACRL’s Research and the Scholarly Environment Committee! Thus, if selected, you’ll have a chance to build on what you gained from OpenCon and contribute to scholarly communication initiatives that ACRL works on.
The application deadline is August 1, 2017. Apply soon and have a chance to attend OpenCon on an ACRL scholarship!