Professional Growth & Development Opportunities

  • Association of Research Libraries & the University of Washington Libraries;
  • Association of Research Libraries and the Association of College & Research Libraries;
  • Society for Scholarly Publishing;
  • Taylor & Francis Group;
  • Association of College & Research Libraries/NY

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the University of Washington Libraries, and the Conference Steering Committee invite paper and poster proposals for the 2018 Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment. This seventh biennial conference will be held in Houston, Texas, December 5–7, 2018, and is co-hosted by the University of Houston Libraries and Texas A&M Libraries.

Submit a proposal for the 2018 Library Assessment Conference 


The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) are offering a preconference to the Symposium for Strategic Leadership in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The preconference, to be held Wednesday, May 9, 2018, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, will be facilitated by Fred Miller and Judith Katz from the Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group Inc. This full-day workshop will begin with building a community among preconference attendees. Participants will then discuss the path to an inclusive organization through exploring the mind-sets of judging versus joining, defining “inclusion,” and determining conscious actions for inclusion. The day will end with a session on planning one’s vision and actions in an effort to apply inclusive frameworks and behaviors.

Register for this preconference » 


“The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) 40th Annual Meeting will be held at the Sheraton Grand in Chicago, May 30-June1, 2018. The theme for this year’s meeting is Scholarly Publishing at the Crossroads: What’s working, what’s holding us back, where do we go from here? 

The SSP Annual Meeting includes timely and thoughtful keynote addresses and concurrent sessions featuring an international group of presenters from all areas of scholarly communications: publishers, service providers, librarians, and researchers.

The meeting kicks off with a keynote address by Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble—Toward an Ethic of Social Justice in Information—on Wednesday, May 30, at 4:15 pm. An assistant professor at the University of Southern California Annenberg School of Communication, Noble’s academic research focuses on the design of digital media platforms and their impact on society…”


“The ever-evolving landscape of open access publishing and its complexity is something which affects all of us working in the academic sector. Focusing on the insights of the publisher, this webinar examines the current state of play in Europe, exploring the administrative solutions available for librarians to negotiate developing mandates and new legislation.

Join Nicolo Pierini, Open Access Sales Executive at Taylor & Francis Group, from 11am GMT on Thursday 5th April for an informative and enlightening webinar on Open Access Publishing Solutions for Librarians.

In this concise broadcast, Nicolo will be covering:

  • The current open access publishing landscape across Europe
  • The impact of mandates and what these mean for librarians and institutions
  • Success stories from around the region

The webinar will also feature a demonstration of the Research Dashboard, an essential new tool for librarians to track research and monitor open access investment, which forms part of the range of open access publishing solutions offered by Taylor & Francis Group.

Attendees will also benefit from the opportunity to ask any questions they may have about open access and the solutions available to them, as well as to provide their own insights an experiences to the community.”


Date: December 7, 2018
Location: Baruch Vertical Campus, Baruch College, CUNY

“In 2018, the core values of librarianship, including social responsibility, education, democracy, and intellectual freedom, have faced one challenge after another. How have academic and research libraries taken action to confront these challenges? What are we doing to uphold these core values?

For this year’s ACRL/NY Symposium, we are seeking presentations and panels about projects rooted in direct action…”