Professional Growth & Development Opportunites
- computers in libraries;
- Association of Research Libraries (ARL);
- Conference About Libraries & Literacy
Dates: April 17-19; preconference workshops April 16
Location: Hyatt Regencyc Crystal City, Arlington, v
“This year, Computers in Libraries will delve deeper into library models, strategies, transformational technologies, creative processes, and innovative programs while looking for new and exciting solutions to engage communities and have positive impacts on members.
At Computers in Libraries, you’ll hear from excellent and innovative libraries, network and learn from leaders in the field, and definitely be an active participant. Mark your calendar now to join your peers in Arlington, VA in 2018!…”
According to ARL News “the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the University of Washington (UW) Libraries will hold the next Library Assessment Conference on Wednesday–Friday, December 5–7, 2018, in Houston, Texas, at the Westin Galleria Houston. The University of Houston (UH) Libraries and Texas A&M University Libraries will serve as hosts for the event, working with the conference sponsors on local arrangements and meeting planning.
Since 2006, the Library Assessment Conference has convened every two years. The conference goal is to build and support the wide-reaching community of library assessment practitioners and researchers who have responsibility or interest in this broad field. The multi-day event is a mix of invited speakers, workshops, and contributed papers and posters that stimulate discussion and provide feasible ideas for effective, practical, and sustainable library assessment. Previous conferences have been held in Charlottesville, Virginia (2006, 2012); Seattle, Washington (2008, 2014); Baltimore, Maryland (2010); and Arlington, Virginia (2016).
Planning for the 2018 conference is underway and details about the event will be posted on the Library Assessment Conference website. Registration will open in summer 2018.”
Please register here: https://callconferenceblog.wordpress.com/conference-registration-schedule/
- Cost to attend is $50.00 per person
- The conference will take place in room 3310 of the UWL Student Union (campus map)
- Hot lunch is included in the cost of attendance
- For questions regarding the C.A.L.L. conference, registration, parking, or any other campus access issues please contact Liz Humrickhouse at [email protected]
What is C.A.L.L. about?
The theme of the conference is “Librarians as Advocates.” In a world where funding and investment in libraries is a constant battle and where libraries and their staff are sometimes perceived as outdated and irrelevant to life in the 21st century, how can librarians advocate for libraries and for their profession? Additionally, with threats to net neutrality, copyright, fair use, privacy and confidentiality, how can librarians also advocate for their patrons and their communities? And finally, how can librarians from various types of libraries work together to be advocates for each other and for our libraries?