ATG Conferences, Meetings, & Webinars 9/27/17

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Professional Growth & Development Opportunities by:

  • ARL;
  • ALA;
  • Amigos

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is offering a series of free webcasts that present the findings from the latest SPEC surveys and allow webcast participants to discuss trends with the survey authors. A 45-minute webcast will follow the publication of each SPEC Kit in 2017.

The next webcast in this series will cover the Diversity and Inclusion survey (SPEC Kit 356), which explores how ARL member library diversity plans have changed since 2010. The survey gathered information about the following topics: current recruitment and retention strategies that aim to increase the number of minority librarians in research libraries, staff development programs that foster an inclusive workplace and climate, how diversity programs have changed, and how libraries assess these efforts.

The webcast will review survey findings reported by ARL member libraries in May 2017. The survey authors will:

  • provide a snapshot of diversity and inclusion activities undertaken by ARL member libraries;
  • show a sample of exemplary programs, plans, and resources; and
  • review recommendations and advice from respondents for the recruitment and retention of diverse employees.

The webcast will also include a discussion of promising trends and conclude with a question-and-answer session. Read the freely available SPEC Kit 356 in advance and have your questions ready.

Webcast Details and Registration

Title: Diversity and Inclusion

Presenters: Toni Anaya, Instruction Coordinator, and Charlene Maxey-Harris, Research and Instructional Services Chair, at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries

Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Time: 1:00–1:45 p.m. eastern daylight time

Cost: Free for all

Registration: Register online by Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

“Join copyright attorney Brianna Schofield, Executive Director and Erika Wilson, Communications and Operations Manager from the Authors Alliance on October 5th to learn about rights reversion. Authors who have a rights reversion provision in their contractual agreements with publishers can regain their rights of copyright. By doing so, authors can bring their out-of-print books back in print, deposit them in open access repositories, or otherwise make their works available to the public. This CopyTalk will cover why, when, and how to pursue a reversion of rights, review practical tools and resources, and show how librarians can educate authors about their options to regain rights from publishers and make their works newly available.

Tune in and see if rights reversion is right for you!

Mark your calendars for October 5th, 11am Pacific/ 2pm Eastern for “Rights reversion: restoring knowledge and culture, one book at a time.” Go to and sign in as a guest. You’re in.

CopyTalks are FREE and brought to you by OITP’s copyright education subcommittee. Archived webinars can be found here.”

Brand-new courses from Amigos Library Services

Date: October 30, 2017, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm CDT

Wanna Cry, a 2017 computer attack, is an example of ransomware. The attackers demanded $300 for every computer it infected. If the money was not paid within 7 days, all files on that computer were deleted. But what is ransomware and how does it work? More importantly, is there anything we can do to prevent it? In this session, we’ll take a few minutes to delve into the darker side of the Internet, specifically ransomware… 

Date: November 3, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm CDT

LinkedIn, the professional social network, provides a great networking and career-building opportunity for librarians. It also allows for sharing of information, blog posts, and presentations. Join us to discover the little known features of LinkedIn. In this course, we will identify ways to utilize LinkedIn in your library and career. We will also explain how to sign up and use LinkedIn and will discuss possible privacy concerns…” 

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