Professional Growth & Development

  • ACRL;
  • NASIG;
  • Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers;
  • Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing

An ACRL e-Learning webcast
Wednesday, May 2 (1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Central)

Transitioning from high school to college can be challenging for students and for the educators and librarians who support those students. When students enter college, they encounter new ideas and new expectations for the type of work they will be able to do. And librarians in particular can play an important role in helping these students develop the skills and competencies they need to not only succeed in college, but also in whatever paths they take beyond college.

In this webcast, learn strategies, techniques, and ideas for ways to help students develop their critical thinking skills, with a particular focus on helping students deal with different types of sources. Ensuring that students can not only identify different types of sources, from scholarly works to opinion pieces to sponsored content, but can also delve more deeply into how and why different types of sources are produced can be a way to empower students with the skills they need to find and use information for a variety of purposes. Unpack some of the concepts, competencies, and ideas surrounding critical thinking skills more broadly and thinking critically about sources more specifically. Leave with concrete strategies, materials, and talking points that you can use in your teaching and outreach efforts.


The Program Planning Committee invites suggestions for 1) topics to be considered by these groups and 2) would like to hear from any conference attendee who would like to facilitate an Informal Discussion Group or a User Group. The facilitator must be registered for the full conference.

Informal Discussion Groups (formerly known as Networking Nodes) serve to promote discussion among NASIG attendees who have a shared interest in a topic, idea, workflow, or problem. The emphasis of these sessions is open discussion and the generation of new ideas. Informal Discussion Groups will take place on Friday, June 8th, from 1 pm to 3 pm.

Please Submit your  suggestions or volunteer to lead a group at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018NASIGUserGroups .

If you have any questions, you can contact the Program Planning Committee at prog-plan@nasig.org. The deadline for submissions of topics and volunteers is May 11th, 2018.


Thursday 12 July 2018, London (full day seminar)

#alpsppartnership

Join us for an inspirational day exploring what can be achieved through strategic partnership to realise organizational goals and strengthen the scholarly communications industry.

We’ve gathered together speakers from various aspects of publishing to share their experience of collaboration in the pursuit of embracing cutting edge technology, reaching new markets, building shared infrastructure and more. Our packed programme will be relevant to anyone involved in building external relations whether they are working with journals, books, databases or other content. Find out about the potential benefits of collaboration, the pitfalls and how to identify a possible business partner – you may even meet one at our networking drinks….. 

Speakers

*Chair: Tracy Gardner, Renew Publishing Consultants

* Simon Boisseau, Commercial Director, ACCUCOMS

* Catherine Cotton, Chief Executive, FEMS

* Joseph Noble, Head of Partnerships and Innovation, Oxford University Press

* Sadia Shahid, Head of Business Development, wizdom.ai

* Ginny Hendricks, Director of Member and Community Outreach, Crossref

More speakers to be confirmed. 

View full seminar details including speaker biographies:  https://www.alpsp.org/Events/Power-of-Partnership/57569 


We are pleased to announce that registrations are now open for the 10th anniversary of our annual conference, the Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP). The conference will take place on September 17th-19th, 2018, at the University of Vienna, Austria. 

To register, please head to our Registrations and Accommodation page: https://oaspa.org/conference/registrations-and-accommodation/

As in previous years we are offering a discount on registration fees to OASPA and OAPEN members. This year, we are also extending the discount on COASP registration fees for academics and librarians at the member rate.

Now in its 10th anniversary year, COASP is a major annual scholarly publishing conference that brings the open access community together to discuss new developments and innovations in scholarly publishing, and unite in our shared goal to enable research around the world to be openly accessible. In this important celebratory year for COASP, we will be kicking off the conference with an ‘Early Movers’ panel, in which key actors from the early years of the open access movement – Vitek Tracz, David Prosser, Susan Murray, Marin Dacos, Leslie Chan, and Caroline Sutton – discuss the history of the movement and the great progress in open access publishing that has been made since COASP held its first conference in 2008, and reflect on where open access publishing is heading today.

As always, we will host a broad range of interdisciplinary global perspectives on other panels and in keynotes, and offer a large number of networking opportunities for further discussion and collaboration between attendees. We welcome delegates from a wide range of backgrounds at all stages of their careers who are working in publishing, librarianship, government, higher education, funding agencies, nonprofits, and other affiliated industries.

Panel topics this year are: F.A.I.R. Research Outputs; Open Access Monographs; Transformative Agreements; and New Models in Open Access Publishing. The full program for the conference will be announced as soon as possible.

Two networking receptions for delegates will be held on the evenings of Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th September.

The conference is being discussed on social media with the hashtag #COASP10. Enquiries regarding the conference should be directed to coasp@oaspa.org.