Professional Growth & Development Opportunities from

  • ARL;
  • UKSG;

According to ARL News, the application period for the second iteration of the ARL Digital Scholarship Institute is now open, with a deadline of Friday, October 6, 2017. An 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 and would like to develop their skills in an intensive, yet supportive, learner-centered environment.

This iteration of the ARL Digital Scholarship Institute will take place Monday–Friday, January 8–12, 2018, on the campus of UC San Diego, and is hosted by the UC San Diego Library. As with the first instance of the institute, preference will be given to applicants from ARL member libraries. The cost of the institute is $1,500, excluding travel and accommodations.

Please see the ARL Digital Scholarship Institute webpage for additional information and instructions on how to apply. The application deadline is October 6…”

This is a fantastic opportunity to listen to expert speakers with the added benefit of no travelling required. All registrants receive a link to a recording of the webinar so they can listen again at a convenient time.

This is a free webinar.


Martin Hamilton, Futurist, Jisc


There’s a lot of hype right now about blockchain, the technology that underpins the Bitcoin virtual currency, with speculation that it could transform just about every aspect of our lives. In this webinar I’ll consider possible blockchain applications in research and education, and do a little myth-busting about when and where it makes sense to use blockchain.

Date: Thursday 28 September 2017
Time: 1300 BST
Duration: 45-60 minutes including Q&A

bepress webinars


Date & Time : Tuesday, September 12, 2017, from 11:00am to 12:00pm
Libraries and graduate schools can help manage sustainable and efficient electronic thesis and dissertation (ETD) management that meets the needs of students, departments, and the institution. This can involve accommodating a variety of print and multimedia formats, managing the review and submission process, providing valuable readership feedback to department heads, among other things.

Join bepress Consultants Kelly Kunaniec and Rebecca Karberg for a free webinar on ETD management. Kelly and Rebecca will draw on examples from the community of over 500 Digital Commons repositories, showcasing diverse collections and workflows that illustrate:

  • Organization and presentation options that speak to individual campus needs
  • Use of peer-review tools to track revisions, comments, and drafts
  • Submission workflows that accommodate individual departmental needs

Attendees will come away with an understanding of models for capturing, reviewing, and presenting ETDs.

Register now!

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 19/11:00am-12:00pm PDT

Register here

Successful scholarly communications services thrive because of relationships and communication with faculty and departments across campus. Open, targeted communication helps create repository and faculty profile content, and build readership. In turn this growth and impact promotes faculty and the university. It can be difficult to build these relationships, and especially challenging to keep the momentum going as scholarly communications services grow.

In this free webinar Maureen Schlangen, E-scholarship and Communications Manager at the University of Dayton, and Jane Wildermuth, Head, Digital Initiatives and Repository Services at Wright State University, will share how they have grown their library services by tailoring their outreach to specific faculty needs. Maureen and Jane will share ideas for:

  • Identifying faculty champions and uncovering their specific needs
  • Leveraging relationships with departments across campus to promote faculty content
  • Using milestones and impact anecdotes to continue to hold stakeholder attention

Attendees will leave the session with practical tips for garnering and keeping faculty attention at every stage of library services development.