Professional Growth & Development Opportunities
- Choosing to Lead: The Motivational Factors of Underrepresented Minority Academic Librarians in Higher Education (November 15, 2017): Why does a person choose to lead in an environment where she or he is traditionally labeled “the minority”? Examine retention and promotion issues of underrepresented minority academic librarians, and the motivation to lead of those who choose to stay in the profession.
- Fighting Fake News with the ACRL Framework (November 30, 2017): Explore strategies and techniques for teaching people the literacy skills needed to combat fake news. Examine factors, both historic and new, that contribute to the proliferation of fake news and explore connections between information and news literacy skills.
(These interactive webcasts last 60-90 minutes and take place in an interactive online classroom; group discounts are available. Full details and registration information are available on the ACRL website.)
On Friday, Feb. 9, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) will hold the Midwinter Symposium “Empowering Access and Ensuring Accessibility: Connecting People to Information and Collections” during the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver. Aimed at those working in collections and technical services, this full-day symposium will examine how libraries and cultural institutions provide all populations with access to materials…
The symposium will open with the keynote presentation “Libraries Improving Access: Policies, Programs, and Promotion” from Denver City Librarian Michelle Jeske. Following the keynote, speakers Heidi M. Schroeder, Dr. Heather Moulaison Sandy, Jennifer Dandle and Jordan Fields will give presentations on building accessible collections through interinstitutional collaboration; systems, standards, and strategies used to access library data; enhancing discoverability with accessible content; and partnering to create integrated local collections. In addition, the symposium will offer facilitated roundtable discussions and the closing presentation “Crossing State Lines: Enabling Sharing of Accessible Content” from Laura C. Wood.
“Empowering Access and Ensuring Accessibility: Connecting People to Information and Collections” will take place on Friday, Feb. 9 from 8:30 am until 4 pm. ALCTS or ALA membership is not required to attend the ALCTS Midwinter Symposium. In addition, attendees do not need additional registration for the ALA Midwinter Meeting. Online registration is available through the ALA 2018 Midwinter website.
For questions about the ALCTS Midwinter Symposium or other ALCTS Midwinter programming, please contact Megan Dougherty, ALCTS Program Officer, Continuing Education. View a comprehensive listing of ALCTS events at Midwinter and follow ALCTS on social media using #alctsmw18 for the latest details on ALCTS Midwinter programming.
Transforming the Information Community
June 8-11, 2018
This is the last week to send in a proposal for NASIG’s 33rd Annual Conference! Please submit your proposals by November 15, 2017.
Don’t forget to check out our Vision Speakers and confirmed pre-conference presenters and topics! Online Registration will open in late January or early February 2018. Our regular conference registration rates for 2018 will be unchanged from the previous two years.
Questions may be sent to the Program Planning Committe at: [email protected]
The ER&L program schedule has been released and can be viewed here: https://erl18.sched.com/
On the website you can build your own custom schedule, read speaker bios, see who is exhibiting and so much more. Don’t forget to check out the great pre- and post-conference workshops and the debut of the ER&L 101 Programming.
3 EXCITING KEYNOTES
We are pleased to announce 3 keynote speakers for #erl18:
- Danah Boyd
DATA & SOCIETY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, MICROSOFT
danah is the founder and president of Data & Society, a Principal Researcher at Microsoft, and a Visiting Professor at New York University. Her research is focused on making certain that society has a nuanced understanding of the relationship between technology and society, especially as issues of inequity and bias emerge. Read more…
- Siva Vaidhyanathan
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
Robertson Professor of Media Studies and director of the Center for Media and Citizenship at the University of Virginia, Siva is the author of Intellectual Property: A Very Short Introduction from Oxford University Press, published in 2017, and The Googlization of Everything — and Why We Should Worry from the University of California Press, published in 2011. Read more…
- Robyn Caplan
DATA & SOCIETY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Robyn’s most recent research explores how the concept of the ‘public interest’ in media policy has been reconfigured through algorithmic and data-driven technologies currently underpinning news media production, consumption, and distribution. Read more…
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