ATG Conferences, Meetings & Webinars 3/4/18

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Professional Growth & Development Opportunities

  • Library Journal;
  • Ex Libris;
  • Barriers to Interactive IR Resources Re-use
  • New York Library Assn.


Travel Awards Application Deadline Extended to March 14

The application deadline has been extended to Wednesday, March 14, for travel awards to attend the Symposium for Strategic Leadership in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, cosponsored by Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL). The symposium will be held Thursday–Friday, May 10–11, 2018, at the Marquette Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with a preconference on Wednesday, May 9.

The Symposium for Strategic Leadership in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will increase understanding and capacity among academic and research library professionals for creating healthy organizations with diverse, equitable, and inclusive climates. This event will provide actionable information and tools for library and archive leaders to take back to their organizations and help develop authentically inclusive environments, where people from underrepresented and marginalized groups can thrive and succeed. Additionally, the symposium will strengthen the community of practice around diversity, equity, and inclusion in academic and research libraries and archives.

Featured Speakers

Symposium speakers will include:

  • DeRay Mckesson, Host of Pod Save the People, organizer and civil rights activist
  • Rusty Barcelo, Visiting Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Diversity at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Who Should Attend?

The primary audience for this event is human resources, organizational development, and other professionals in academic and research libraries and archives who have leadership responsibilities for institutional or campus diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. ARL member library directors and assistant/associate directors will also find value in the symposium.

Travel Awards

ARL and ACRL are offering ten $1,000 travel scholarships to academic and research library workers who are in need of financial assistance to attend the Symposium for Strategic Leadership in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Funds from the travel awards may be used to cover the cost of registration, travel to and from the conference, lodging, and meals…”

March 28 & April 11, 2018 


Libraries serve people of all backgrounds and beliefs and function as trusted, nonpartisan sources of accurate information for their communities. In these polarized times, helping your community understand news bias and identify reliable sources is more critical–and perhaps more difficult–than ever. Arm yourself with new approaches and new tools designed for the ‘new’ real World.

Through this course, you will learn:

  • How to use behavioral science strategies, conspiracy theories and anti-bias training to inspire and facilitate critical thinking in patrons who are immersed in misinformation, while keeping conversations nonpartisan and non-alienating.
  • How to curate an up-to-date repertoire of media and news literacy tools, including reliable fact-checking sites, that will help empower you and your patrons to objectively evaluate print and digital information.
  • How to readily identify data that can help you support your facts and messaging and then easily turn it into compelling visuals using free online tools.
  • How to  partner with local news organizations to promote news literacy through a range of programs, including developing a citizen journalism hub at your library…

Registration is Now Open!

Ex Libris Technical Seminar Schedule at a glance
Sunday April 29: Arrivals & Registration
Monday April 30: Registration, Day 1 of Programming
Tuesday May 1: Day 2 of Programming, Evening Reception

Location: Spokane, Washington

Please click the following links for the Technical Seminar Agenda at a glance and the Technical Seminar Full Session details for additional information on the sessions available. You can view the ELUNA 2018 Program Here, or for more information on the ELUNA Developer’s Day.

Click Here to Register

Not ready to commit just yet?  Check out our recorded Preview Webinar to learn more.

Come for Technical Seminar, stay for ELUNA.  Is it your first time attending the ELUNA Annual Meeting?  Ex Libris is honoring the memory and years of community contributions of the late Christine Moulen by establishing an annual conference scholarship.  Click here to learn more


If you have questions on Technical Seminar, contact [email protected]

If you have questions on ELUNA Annual Meeting, contact [email protected]

CHIIR 2018 Workshop on Barriers to Interactive IR Resources Re-use

Thursday, March 15 2018, 9:00-17:00

The goal of the BIIRRR 2018 workshop is to serve as a starting point for a community-driven effort to design and implement a platform for the collection, organization, maintenance, and sharing of resources for interactive information retrieval (IIR) experimentation. Examples include search tasks, experimental protocols, questionnaire designs, reporting standards, evaluation procedures, data collections, and the search interaction data produced in such experiments.

While the idea of collecting such resources in a central location is perhaps not a new one, the effort required in designing, implementing, and maintaining such a platform can only be borne by the community as a collective effort.

Please join us in a full-day workshop to brainstorm about the shape this iRepository should take. If you yourself have conducted interactive IR experiments, we would love to hear about your experiences too! Please fill out our survey at, it shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes of your time! The result of the survey will help us prepare the workshop and get an overview of the current state of re-use of IIR resources.

One of the goals of the workshop is to produce a set of requirements and activities in order to develop an iRepository, which the organizers commit to publishing as a short report right after the workshop. After this immediate follow-up, we then plan further documented dissemination of the workshop outcomes but also envisage a more extensive activity, such as a Dagstuhl-style seminar, which will provide the time to discuss the requirements and solutions in more detail.

BIIRRR 2018 Workshop homepage:

Registration for BIIRR 2018 Workshop:

Contact the organizers: [email protected]

Tuesday, March 20
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Regardless of the size of a Friends group, if the organization has achieved 501(c)(3) status, there are specific accountabilities the Friends officers must meet to keep the organization legally viable.  In this review of nonprofit boards’ legal and fiduciary duties, an attorney from the Pro Bono Partnership will explain ways to provide the best oversight possible for the organization, keeping Friends groups functioning effectively and using their charitable resources appropriately in support of their library.  Recent changes to the New York Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013 affect the day-to-day operations of the Friends, including transacting business by the Board, conflict of interest policies, and more.  Learn what documents should be kept in your board book, how technology can and cannot be used to conduct board business, and practical strategies for more effective meetings.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify and apply the essential legal and fiduciary responsibilities of nonprofit boards
  2. Recognize the effect of recent changes to NYS laws governing nonprofits and be able to implement organizational changes in order to be in compliance
  3. Hold effective Board meetings for Friends organizations by applying the best practices addressed in the webinar
  4. Determine standard operating procedures for updating by-laws and handling other management issues for nonprofits



Courtney Darts is an attorney with the Pro Bono Partnership which provides business and transactional legal services to nonprofit organizations including libraries and their Friends groups in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.  Courtney was appointed the organization’s first Legal Director in October 2017.  She oversees the Partnership’s legal program, educational workshops, publications, and internship program. She also provides direct legal services to nonprofits in New York and Connecticut, focusing on nonprofit, tax-exempt, and corporate governance matters…


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