ATG Conferences, Meetings & Webinars 3/13/18

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Professional Growth & Development Opportunities

  • NASIG;
  • National Acquisitions Group (NAG);
  • QQML International Conference;
  • Library of Congress;
  • ACRL.

The NASIG Student Outreach Committee (SOC) invites proposals for the Student Spotlight Sessions for the 33rd NASIG conference in Atlanta, GA, June 8 to 11. The theme of the conference is “Transforming the Information Community.”

The Student Spotlight Sessions will be held Saturday, June 9, from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Presenters must be available to discuss their showcases or present their snapshots during that time.

The Student Spotlight Sessions will consist of up to eight 5-minute presentations with a focus on an idea, project, workflow, etc.  Student Spotlight Sessions provide an excellent introduction to professional presentations and look great on resumes!

Proposals may present a report of a research study, an analysis of a practical problem-solving effort, or a description of an innovative program that may be of interest to the NASIG community. Proposals should name any particular products or services that are integral to the content of the showcase or snapshot. However, as a matter of NASIG policy, spotlight sessions should not be used as a venue to promote or attack any product, service, or institution.

To submit your proposals for Student Spotlight Session visit this page:

Proposals must be received by 5pm EST on Monday, April 16, 2018. Members of the Student Outreach Committee will evaluate abstracts, and presenters will be notified of the status of their proposal by mid-April.

Inquiries may be sent to the NASIG SOC Chair, Danielle Williams at

Academic librarians spend a considerable amount of time and money in investing and acquiring resources for teaching and research but how much do we really value our Library collections?   Are we purchasing the resources that students really need?  Do you know what the strengths of your Library collection are?  Are we giving the best value for students and the university?

The changing landscape of the librarian’s role in acquisitions and subject librarianship has impacted on the way academic libraries purchase Library materials for both print and e.

We are very fortunate to be part of a NAG community where innovation flourishes and an appetite for sharing experience is very healthy. A full programme will be available to download soon but we already have the following details of some of the interesting speakers we have lined up:

  • Katie Sambrook, Head of Special Collections, King’s College London. “From strength to strength: defining and building areas of collection strength at King’s College London”
  • Rachel Bramley, Learning and Teaching Librarian, University of Sussex. “We were hardcore: the only way is reference only.”
  • Kevin Wilson, Academic Liaison and Collection Development Manager, LSE Library and Anna Towlson, Head of Archives and Special Collections, LSE. “Assessing significance: evaluating collections at LSE Library.”
  • Kerry Hadaway, Acquisitions and Licensing Librarian and Jonathan Chipp Access and Evaluation Librarian, University of Southampton. “Collections evaluation at the University of Southampton: space, stock and strategy.”
  • Gary Ward, Head of Capacity Management at the University of Sheffield & Kate Petherbridge, White Rose Libraries Executive Manager “White Rose Libraries: collaborative collection analysis and beyond.”
  • Dr Nick Barratt, Acting Librarian, Senate House Library “Collection development in a collaborative world – Senate House Library as a case study”
  • Linda Bennett, Founder, Gold Leaf & Annika Bennett, Executive, Gold Leaf “How are lecturers and students really choosing and using teaching and learning resources today?”…

In recognition of the difficulties in the sector, we have frozen prices from 2016 and 2017 and NAG members also receive a significant discount.  The cost to NAG members is £160+VAT, non-members can attend for £210 + VAT.  As you can become a NAG Individual Member for just £55, the benefits of membership are clear, particularly if you’re thinking of attending other NAG events this year!  If you are unsure whether your Library is already a NAG member, just email the office to check…

A full programme will be available soon once speaker times have been confirmed however the day will run 10:00 – 16:00 and the booking form is available at:

Plenary Talks

  • Dr. Maria Garrido (Principal Research Scientist, Technology & Social Change Group, University of Washington, USA) Title: Development and Access to Information: The Role of Libraries in Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Dr. Jarmo Saarti (Library director, University of Eastern Finland, UEF Library, Finland) Title: The Challenges and Possibilities of the Open Science for the Libraries and Information Studies
  • Antti Seppänen (M.A. information specialist, Senior Advisor at Regional State Administrative Agency of Southern Finland) Title: Evaluating and developing public libraries in national and municipal perspective – Tools used and provided by Regional Administrative Agencies
  • Antonia Arahova (IFLA Governing Board Member, IFLA Chair Division IV, Member of IFLA Financial and Professional Committee) Title: IFLA Guidelines, Manifestos and Declarations


  1. Implementing the READ Scale (Reference Effort Assessment Data) Tool At Your Institution: Introduction, Implementation and Outcomes / Bella Karr Gerlich, PhD, G. Lynn Berard, MSLIS, Grant Gerlich, MA, MLIS, CA,
  2. Images in Information Discovery: A Workshop /Paul Nieuwenhuysen,
  3. Kick-starting the Learning Analytics library-based conversation / Stavroula Sant-Geronikolou, MLIS, Ph.D. Student,
  4. What you don’t know might hurt you: using pre-testing to assess information literacy knowledge /Elizabeth Brown, MLIS, Central Washington University, Hannah Brown, BA, Psychometrist, USA,
  5. Managing references & bibliographies using Mendeley / Prof. Naeema Jabur, Dept. Information Studies, College of Arts & Social Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman,

Main topic: The emphasis is given to the Future of the Library and Information Science

After the request of many of You the Committee decided that you may send Abstracts/Papers as LATE SUBMISSION up to the end of March.

In any case at least one of the authors ought to be registered in the conference:

Abstracts and full papers should be submitted electronically within the timetable provided in the web page:

Details about the types of distribution please visit:

The abstracts and full papers should be in compliance to the author guidelines that are located in the above link.

Please direct any questions regarding the QQML 2018 Conference to the secretariat at:  

Submit a Proposal or a session to

This session was presented on March 7, 2018. Access the recording and materials now:

Library of Congress BIBFRAME Pilot Phase Two will focus on continuing BIBFRAME initiatives taking place at the Library of Congress. These will be put into perspective with other BIBFRAME, Linked Data, and Semantic Web initiatives taking place in the broader information community. Speakers, from the Library of Congress, will give an overview of continuing BIBFRAME work among the participants in BIBFRAME Pilot Phase 2. They will provide updates on LC and BIBFRAME 2.0 implementation, work on profiles in anticipation of a BIBFRAME Pilot Phase 2, and continuing LC BIBFRAME work with special formats (A/V, sound recordings, and prints and photographs). In addition, they will review LD4P (Linked Data for Production) initiatives and LC involvement with them, the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) BIBFRAME Task Group, and RDA’s influence on BIBFRAME 2…


Judith Cannan is Chief, Cooperative and Instructional Programs Division at the Library of Congress
Paul Frank is Cooperative Cataloging Specialist, LC BIBFRAME trainer, and BIBFRAME Editor profile contact at the Library of Congress
Kirk Hess is Programmer, Network Development and MARC Standards Office at the Library of Congress
Sally McCallum is Chief, Network Development and MARC Standards Office at the Library of Congress

Cost: Free

How to Register: No registration required.

An ACRL e-Learning webcast
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 (1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Central)

Digital Humanities work is a large part of the work of libraries involved with digital preservation, but this work is typically done by archivists and metadata librarians who work with back end processing rather than front end promotion and use. Looking through the lens of Information Literacy, discover how to help end users interpret and use the data presented. During this interactive webcast, learn how lesson plans that target how to utilize digital humanities specific tools such as digitization, infographics, and OpenRefine using the frame, “Information Creation as a Process.”

This webcast will point out reflexive strategies that can be used to bring out dialogue and conversation on humanities topics, while also pointing out some of the common problems and pitfalls with teaching digital humanities. Discover how instruction helps to promote and provide information literacy guidance to those who are presented with digital collections with little or no interpretation added to them…

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