ATG Conferences, Meetings and Webinars 10/27/17

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Professional Growth & Development Opportunities

  • ALCTS;
  • ACRL/Choice; (3 webinars)
  • IASSIST & CARTO; (Canada)
  • National Acquisitions Group (UK)
  • CILIP (UK)

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11 AM Pacific, noon Mountain, 1 PM Central, and 2 PM Eastern time.

Description: If we expect our users to be able to find our collections of games and three-dimensional materials, we must catalog them. We will explain how to catalog these materials using current cataloging standards. We also will discuss how to increase the discoverability of these catalog records by applying facets and genre terms. Facets allow the user to narrow searches by choosing clearly defined subcategories. Genre terms allow the user to search for particular types of resources. We will share our experiences in applying current cataloging standards, facets, and genre terms to meet user needs when cataloging a large collection of tabletop games…

How to Register

Complete the online registration form. Courses are listed by date and you must log in.
Contact us to register:

Call 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 to reach our customer service representatives or

Register by mail for the session you would like to attend. (If you receive an error message after clicking the “register by mail” link, right-click the link and save the form to your computer.)

ACRL/ Choice Webinars

Scheduled for Thursday, November 02 at 2:00pm ET   |   Sponsored and presented by EBSCO

Summary: Academic libraries include e-book publisher packages, or eCollections, in their collection development strategies for a variety of reasons. Discounts and the quality and quantity of content make them an attractive and practical way to acquire a critical mass of e-books and provide a base of content in a specific subject area. But there are other pieces to the eCollections puzzle. How do eCollections fit within your e-book acquisition strategy? What if your library already owns or has access to some of the titles in the collection? How is your workflow affected by managing eCollections from multiple publishers?Attend this webinar to hear about the benefits and challenges of ordering eCollections from the academic librarian’s perspective and ways that library services vendors can help manage these collections.

Scheduled for Thursday, November 16 at 2:00pm ET   |   Sponsored and presented by Choice

Introducing ccAdvisor, an Online Review Guide to Digital Resources

Summary: In these tough budget times, and with hundreds if not thousands of digital resources for libraries to choose from, there is now an authoritative and ground-breaking evaluation tool that makes the potentially time-consuming and daunting selection process significantly simpler. This webinar is an introduction to the features and benefits of the new ccAdvisor database, the searchable, peer-reviewed guide to information databases, websites, and tools. A collaboration between Choice and The Charleston Company, ccAdvisor provides in-depth evaluations and objective scoring of the works it reviews, with all reviews written by library professionals . Presenting will be one of ccAdvisor’s architects, Choice editor and publisher Mark Cummings. Valuable for faculty as well as librarians, the session will focus on ccAdvisor’s basic functions, including:

    • Getting started – setting up an account
    • Search strategies
    • Saving lists and setting up alerts
    • Constructing side-by-side comparison tables


Scheduled for Wednesday, November 29 at 2:00pm ET   |   Sponsored and presented by Springer Nature


As academia splinters into ever more specialized fields of inquiry, access to broad bodies of knowledge has never been greater. How can today’s liaison librarian add value to the interdisciplinary research of the faculty they serve? Jeff Knapp, the Larry & Ellen Foster Librarian for Communications at Penn State, will discuss some history of the interdisciplinary research movement, and the ways librarians’ expertise can improve interdisciplinary scholarship.


Conference website:

Conference hashtag: #iassistcarto

The 44th annual conference of the International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST) will be jointly held with the 52nd annual conference of the Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives (ACMLA-ACACC) in Montréal, Québec, Canada from May 28-June 1, 2018.

Once Upon a Data Point: Sustaining our Data Storytellers

In many ways, researchers are data storytellers: they create compelling data-supported narratives for examining both historical and current social phenomena and for facilitating social change and reconciliation. We professionals who support these data storytellers play vital roles in giving their data stories life…

We welcome submissions that tell diverse stories about our IASSIST and ACMLA-ACACC communities’ experiences, that offer conference attendees suggestions of how they can implement or adapt lessons for their own work, and that have wide-reaching appeal to our international attendees. Although the positive outcomes are always something people want to hear, there’s also an appetite for learning about the things that didn’t go well, particularly any problems you faced and how others might avoid or handle them

Submitting Proposals 

We welcome submissions for papers, presentations, panels, posters, and Pecha Kuchas in English and French.

The Call for Presentations, along with the link to the submission form, is at: 

Deadline for ALL submissions: 20 November 2017. Notification of acceptance: February 2018

6-7th November, Leeds, Hilton Leeds City Hotel

Just two weeks to go until #NAG17! Over seventy of you have already booked but we still have space for a few more. We know that budgets are tight everywhere, so full paper and workshop info is available below and at to help you persuade your line manager that attending NAG Conference this year will really impact on your skills at work.

We have ten papers, a panel discussion session, and importantly four workshops where you can have discussions, take part in professional training, and work hands-on to try out new ideas and projects. You can attend two out of the four workshops on offer.

NAG Members price is just £412+VAT including all meals, accommodation, conference sessions, Gala dinner, and after dinner fun casino. Members who work in public libraries can even join us for half price!  You can book online at

If your local authority is not a NAG Member, you can join as a personal member for just £55 and still access all the same great discounts and benefits. 

And even if you can’t join us in Leeds, please do keep an eye on our hashtag, #NAG17 and join in the discussions online.

17 November, London 

It can be hard to get an overview of the different Library Management Systems available to UK libraries, which is why CILIP has been running its LMS Showcase for many years. This event brings together those looking for a new system with a number of suppliers under the same roof, on the same day – ideal for comparisons, discovering new developments and asking in-depth questions…

The event is free to attend, though we do ask you to register so that we have an idea of numbers. During the registration process, you will have the chance to pre-book appointments with the suppliers. Simply tick the box of the supplier you wish to see and they will contact you to make a convenient appointment. We strongly recommend pre-booking appointments to guarantee that you meet the suppliers on your wish list. We also recommend meeting with those suppliers whose systems you may not be familiar with – they might surprise you!

Free registration and to see the list of suppliers –



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