ATG Conferences, Meetings, and Webinars 3/20/18

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Professional Growth & Development Opportunities

  • Ohio Library Council;
  • International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI);
  • School of Information San Jose State University; (5 webcasts)

The registration deadline is quickly approaching for the Ohio Library Council’s 2018 Technical Services Retreat, scheduled for March 28-29 at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in North Columbus.  The last day to register is Wednesday, March 21.  Join your colleagues for this two-day educational event that strikes the perfect balance between the big picture and focused, practical topics.

Wearing Different Hats: 2018 Technical Services Retreat
March 28-29, 2018
Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center (Lewis Center)
Columbus, Ohio

Eboni  Johnson, Outreach & Programming Librarian with Oberlin College Library, will kick off the retreat with a talk about her recent experience on a research project in the Africatown area of Mobile, Alabama.  Other topics include eclectic collections, project management, ILS acquisitions modules, local heritage collections, ethical considerations, and more.  The retreat will close with keynote Terry Reese, Head of Digital Initiatives with the Ohio State University Libraries.  View the full agenda at http://olc.org/blog/event/technical-services-retreat/


According to KnowledgeSpeak “The International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI) kicks off its 2018 webinar series with an in-depth look at the opportunities and potential changes in the world of scholarly communication that may be stimulated by Blockchain. The session is scheduled for April 12, 10:00-11:30 am EDT.

Panelists Joris van Rossum (Digital Science), Sönke Bartling (Blockchain for Science), and Lambert Heller (Open Science Lab at TIB) will address the topic from three different perspectives. The Copyright Clearance Center will host this free and open-to-all webinar. For all webinar registrants, access to the recording of the live event will be emailed within 2 business days. Webinar presentation slides and Q&A will be posted to the ICSTI Website following the live webinar.

  • Joris van Rossum is a publishing consultant and entrepreneur with a long background in STM Publishing. Currently he is the director of Special Projects at Digital Science. Joris recently wrote a research report for Digital Science Inc, investigating the new possibilities of Blockchain…
  • Sönke Bartling is the founder of Blockchain For Science and associated researcher at the Humbold institute for internet and society. His focus is the blockchain revolution and what it could mean for science and knowledge creation. In general he is interested in developing and describing novel online tools and concepts for knowledge creation…
  • Lambert Heller, with a background in social sciences, is an academic librarian by training. He founded the Open Science Lab at TIB (the German National Library of Science and Technology) in 2013. He is running a number of grant projects with his group, some of them with partners from the “Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0″…Interested parties may visit Blockchain for Science – Thursday 12th April, 2018
    for more details and registration details.

School of Information San Jose State University; (5 webcasts)

Kay Harrington, CRM; Records Manager, BakerHostetler LLP

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Time: 5:30pm PST – 6:30pm PST
Location: Online via Zoom
Join live session (link is external)
Abstract:

Every industry presents its own unique properties and challenges in the management of physical and electronic records. In this presentation, you will be introduced to the ever expanding and important world of records management within the legal environment of a law firm setting…

Kay Harrington, CRM, has worked as a records manager in the field of records management in the legal environment for 30 years at both the local and national level. At the national level, she oversaw seven branch law offices and developed a nationwide records program that encompassed paper and electronic files and brought the backlog of closed files for all of the offices into compliance with the firm’s retention policy. Currently, Harrington serves as president of the ARMA Mile High Denver Chapter.

Dana Vanzanten: Manager, Advocacy and Community Development, St. Thomas Public Library, Ontario, Canada
Heather Robinson, Chief Executive Officer, St. Thomas Public Library, Ontario, Canada.

Friday, March 23, 2018
Time: 10:00am PST – 11:00am PST
Location: Online via Zoom
Join live session (link is external)

Abstract:

Please join the co-chairs of the iSchool’s Leadership & Management Program Advisory Committee, Drs. Susan Alman and Cheryl Stenstrom, at 10:00 a.m. PDT for the first in a four-part series on pursuing a career in leadership as an information professional.

Each speaker will be sharing their perspective on the most important responsibilities and attitudes for leaders, as well as ways they suggest students can practice leadership skills while they’re still in grad school, or early in their careers.

This session will feature Dana Vanzanten and Heather Robinson from the St. Thomas Public Library in Ontario, Canada…

Dana Vanzanten is the manager of advocacy and community development for the St. Thomas Public Library in Ontario, Canada. Prior to taking on this role, she worked as both a library assistant and a library services coordinator at STPL. Vanzanten earned both a B.A. and an M.A. in Philosophy and is currently enrolled in the Master of Library and Information Science online program at the San José State University School of Information.

Heather Robinson has been employed with the St. Thomas Public Library in Ontario, Canada for 20 years in a variety of roles including manager of children’s and teens’ services, manager of fundraising and community development, public services librarian and she was seconded to be project coordinator for a renovation of the library building in 2011…

Dr. Tracy Elliott: Dean, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, San Jose State University

Friday, April 06, 2018
Time: 10:00am PST – 11:00am PST
Location: Online via Zoom
Join live session (link is external)
Abstract:

Please join the co-chairs of the iSchool’s Leadership & Management Program Advisory Committee, Drs. Susan Alman and Cheryl Stenstrom, at 10:00 a.m. PDT for the second in a four-part series on pursuing a career in leadership as an information professional.

Each speaker will be sharing their perspective on the most important responsibilities and attitudes for leaders, as well as ways they suggest students can practice leadership skills while they’re still in grad school, or early in their careers.

This session will feature Dr. Tracy Elliott, the university library dean at San José State University in California.

Dr. Tracy Elliott has more than 20 years of experience working in higher education library services. Prior to joining San José State University as dean of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, she was the director of libraries at the State College of Florida. Dr. Elliot has also served as the head librarian at St. Petersburg College, dean of learning resources at Rappahannock Community College in Virginia, patent librarian at the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office in Virginia, and information services librarian at Columbus State University in Georgia…

Dr. Melissa Fraser-Arnott
Chief of Integrated Library Services, Library of Parliament, Ottawa, Canada

Friday, April 13, 2018
Time: 10:00am PST – 11:00am PST
Location: Online via Zoom
Join live session (link is external)
Abstract:

Please join the co-chairs of the iSchool’s Leadership & Management Program Advisory Committee, Drs. Susan Alman and Cheryl Stenstrom, at 10:00 a.m. PDT for the third in a four-part series on pursuing a career in leadership as an information professional.

Each speaker will be sharing their perspective on the most important responsibilities and attitudes for leaders, as well as ways they suggest students can practice leadership skills while they’re still in grad school, or early in their careers.

This session will feature Dr. Melissa Fraser-Arnott, the chief of integrated library services at the Library of Parliament in Ottawa.

Melissa Fraser-Arnott has experience working in variety of library and information environments. She is the chief of integrated library services at the Library of Parliament in Ottawa, Canada, where she manages a team of 14 embedded librarians who provide in-depth reference services to parliamentarians. She has worked in government, non-profit organization, and public library settings including the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, the Centre for International Governance Innovation, Ottawa Public Library, and Oakville Public Library…

Kelvin Watson
Director, Broward County Libraries

Friday, April 20, 2018
Time: 10:00am PST – 11:00am PST
Location: Online via Zoom
Join live session (link is external)
Abstract:

Please join the co-chairs of the iSchool’s Leadership & Management Program Advisory Committee, Drs. Susan Alman and Cheryl Stenstrom, at 10:00 a.m. PDT for the final webinar in a four-part series on pursuing a career in leadership as an information professional.

Each speaker will be sharing their perspective on the most important responsibilities and attitudes for leaders, as well as ways they suggest students can practice leadership skills while they’re still in grad school, or early in their careers.

This session will feature Kelvin Watson, the director of Broward County Libraries in Florida…

Kelvin Watson was named director of the Broward County Libraries in February 2017. Prior to coming to Broward, Watson was the chief operating officer, senior vice president for Queens Library in New York City, which serves 2.3 million people and circulates among the highest number of books and other library materials in the country. Watson is credited with innovative community outreach to establishments whose clientele have not been active patrons of the library such as community centers, hospitals and jails. Watson’s background in addressing the digital divide helped library customers understand how to use technology and realize how these tools can impact their lives…

Watson is the immediate past president of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and currently a candidate for director at large for the Public Library Association.

Individuals requiring real-time captioning or other accommodations should contact Dr. Sue Alman as soon as possible.


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