Professional Growth & Development Opportunities

  • ALA;
  • CNI, Coalition for Networked Information;
  • Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University;
  • Connecticut Information Literacy Conference.

According to District Dispatch ALA’s “next CopyTalk webinar about teaching undergraduates about copyright. Sounds like a tall order, but these undergraduates actually choose to take a semester-length copyright course as an elective.

Tammy Ravas will discuss her multidisciplinary approach to teaching copyright, outline the topics taught in the course, give examples of lesson plans, show general progress of students enrolled in the class, and share what worked and what did not.

Ravas is an Associate Professor of the Mansfield Library Faculty at the University of Montana where she serves as the Visual and Performing Arts Librarian. She received her BM in Music Education from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam as well as her MLS and MA in Music History from SUNY at Buffalo as well as Level 1 Certification in Copyright Management and Leadership from the, now defunct, Center for Intellectual Property at the University of Maryland. Professor Ravas has presented papers and taught workshops about copyright at the state, national, and international levels.

This webinar is bound to be popular, so please sign into the Adobe Connect site early on Thursday, March 1 at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific to secure a space. (Registration is capped at 100.)

As always, this webinar is free! Go to ala.adobeconnect.com/copytalk and sign in as a guest.

All of the CopyTalk webinars are archived here. This program is brought to you by the ALA Washington Office’s copyright education subcommittee.

“Copyright Librarian Starter Kit” webinar now available  – in addition an archived copy of the CopyTalk webinar “Copyright Librarian Starter Kit” originally webcast on February 1, 2018 is now available. Our speaker Emilie Algenio, Copyright/Fair Use Librarian for the Texas A&M University Libraries, described her method and process for becoming a copyright librarian and provided helpful tips to other incoming copyright librarians on what to know and expect…”


A report of CNI’s Fall 2017 Executive Roundtable, Responding to the Move of Content to the Cloud: GitHub, Figshare, YouTube, and Similar Services, held during the December member meeting in Washington, DC, is now available:

The discussion covered a wide range of topics related to how campuses are developing institution-wide strategies for managing, curating, storing, preserving, and disseminating data and/or surrogates or born-digital representations of objects collected or created by members of their institutions in the context of these cloud-based services.


Location: Chicago, IL

Dates: June 25 – 27, 2018

Topics include: Basic and advanced citation analysis, bibliometric visualization, university rankings, journal impact indicators and much more!

Lecturers: 

  • Ludo Waltman, PhD, Deputy Director Leiden University’s Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS)
  • Ed Noijons, PhD, Operational Director Leiden University’s Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS)
  • Mark Neijssel, MSc, Bibliometric Consultant, Leiden University’s Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS)

Course Fee: € 1535 (includes tuition, course materials, coffee breaks, lunches and dinners)

After completing the course, you will be able to: 

  • Understand and interpret a wide range of publication- and citation-based statistics;
  • Use the VOSviewer software developed at CWTS in a proficient manner to create your own professional bibliometric visualizations; and
  • Reflect critically on proper and improper use of bibliometic and scientometric information in the evaluation of scientific research

Registration will open Wednesday, March 7, 2018! 

The registration link on the course website will open on the morning of Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 10:00 AM Central Time (CT) / 5:00 PM Central European Time (CET). Registration is first come, first serveThis course is hosted by Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University.


Save the Date / Call for Proposals!

Friday, June 15, 2018
University of Hartford, Hartford, CT
8:30 am – 3:00 pm

“Instructional Design for Today’s Student”

Instructional Design (ID) can call to mind different things depending on the industry, one’s role, or the given task at hand. Our conference this year will feature keynote speaker Kimberly Davies Hoffman, who will delve in to the
pedagogical theory, practice, and philosophy of ID, and engage us in strengthening our instruction toolkit.

Kimberly Davies Hoffman serves as the University of Rochester’s Head of Outreach, Learning, and Research Services at the River Campus Libraries. With interests in engaging pedagogy, instructional design, assessment, and creating professional development opportunities, she has been a founding member for programs like LILAC, the 3Ts, and RYSAG. She currently plays a lead role fo the pedagogy team of the ARL Digital Scholarship Institute.

The Connecticut Information Literacy Conference Committee invites you and your colleagues to submit proposals  or breakout workshops (45-50 minutes long with a 10-15 minute Q & A session)…”