Professional Growth & Development Opportunities 

  • NASIG;
  • Online Northwest 2018;
  • Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference;
  • DCL Learning Series webinars;

Registration is now open for the 2018 NASIG Annual conference: http://bit.ly/2EF4WYi Featuring the theme, “Transforming the Information Community”, and held at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead from June 8-11, the conference program features many timely sessions on topics relating to our vision as an independent organization working to advance and transform the management of information resources. The schedule is also live and is available at https://nasig2018.sched.com

A new feature for this year’s event will be availability, for the first time, of recordings of six concurrent sessions. Called “NASIG on Demand: Features from the 2018 Conference“, we will offer these video recordings as an added benefit of full conference registration at no additional cost. Those who are unable to join us in person have the option of purchasing access to these recordings for $149 for individuals (or $49 for students) and $249 for groups. Access will be available for one year from the date of the conference, then will become freely available to all. We will also continue the tradition of offering free access to recordings of our three vision sessions. 

A link to the hotel reservation website for the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead will be provided upon completion of registration.


We are delighted to announce that registration is now open for Online Northwest 2018! Please join us this year on March 30th, 2018 at Portland State University for a program that includes presentations on privacy, OERs, user testing, and tools for effective instruction.

*REGISTER TODAY! 

Early bird registration is $100, open until February 22nd, 2018.

Registration after February 22nd is $135

ONLINE NORTHWEST 2018 KEYNOTE SPEAKER – DANIELLE C. ROBINSON, PHD

Danielle C. Robinson, PhD, is an open science advocate and enthusiast who believes in the power of inclusive open communities. Danielle received her PhD in Neuroscience from Oregon Health and Science University in 2017, and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship in 2012. She was a 2016-2017 Mozilla Fellow for Science, and her fellowship was mentored by Robin Champieux at the OHSU Library. During this fellowship, Danielle was able to focus on some of the complex issues being tackled by libraries today, like Data Rescue (including attending the LIbraries+Network meeting in DC). In collaboration with OSHU library, she continues to develop the open science community at OHSU, in the Portland region, and beyond through library-sponsored projects and events like Open InsightScience Hack Day PDXDataRescue PDXWorking Open Workshop PortlandRadian Data, and the BioData Club.


JUNE 21st22nd 2018, Juni na Uni 2018 , Hotel Opal, Bihać, Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Call for Papers

Theme: Alternative facts, Fake News, getting to the truth with Information Literacy

Papers should be prepared using WBILC template available here  http://wbilc2018.com/callForPapers.php and submitted electronically to this email address:  wbilc2018@gmail.com

After the second cycle of Peer-Review, selected papers will be published in the WBILC proceedings book and in the Peer Reviewed Education for Information (indexed by SCOPUS) ISSN print: 0167-8329; ISSN online: 1875-8649.

Keynote speakers:

  • Ismail Serageldin,PhD – Egyptian national, is the Emeritus Librarian of Alexandria and the Founding Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA), the new Library of Alexandria in Egypt, which he headed from its inauguration in 2002 to his retirement in 2017.
  • Jesús Lau,PhD – A leader and spokesperson for information literacy/information skills for learning, Dr. Lau has travelled professionally to more than 60 countries as a passionate advocate for the role information competencies play in our global knowledge society, and the potential of information to transform lives.

Join us on Tuesday, February 27th at 1pm ET for a free webinar: Using Structured XML to Power your Learning Content.

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  • Dawn Stevens | President of Comtech Services
  • Amber Swope | DITA Specialist, DITA Strategies

Are you being asked to deliver your learning content in new ways, such as microlearning? Do your users want to have personalized training?
Do you need to support multiple learning platforms? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then structuring your learning content in XML may be the right strategy for you. By creating your content in a neutral XML source and then transforming it for each delivery platform, you can simplify your content maintenance and still leverage the delivery features that users enjoy in each platform.

Join us to learn how companies are using Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) as the single source to power their learning content, including leveraging learning objectives to drive personalized learning. Dawn Stevens, President of Comtech Services, and Amber Swope, President of DITA Strategies, are co-chairs of the Learning & Training OASIS subcommittee and will explain how DITA can provide the structured foundation for your learning initiatives.