Professional Growth & Development

  • ALCTS;
  • ARL Academy & DeEtta Jones and Associates
  • Southeastern Resource Sharing Conference

An ALCTS Virtual Pre-conference  

Tuesday, 6/5/2018 – Wednesday, 6/6/2018

At institutions where knowledge and ideas are shared, libraries should strive to make content accessible for all their users. Libraries need to be prepared and understand the requirements that are needed to meet the accessibility needs of patrons. This two-day virtual pre-conference will offer attendees a holistic view on how the many parts of an organization can work together to meet both the legal requirements and the students’ requirements for success. Perspectives, challenges, and recommendations will be shared to assist libraries in providing equal opportunities for all their users.

Session 1

Institutional Compliance: Responding to Online Accessibility Legal Issues

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. CT
  • Presentation 1: University EIT Accessibility Compliance: Southern New Hampshire University’s Action Plan for Electronic Information Technology Accessibility
  • Presentation 2: Compliance or Bust: Accessibility, the Office of Civil Rights, and Seton Hall University Libraries

Session 2

  • Presentation 1: What’s in a Name? The Online Accessibility Center
  • Presentation 2: Enabling Campus Student Success: Bridging the gap between IT and Disability Services
  • Presentation 3: Striving for Accessible Content: It Takes a Village

This virtual preconference is generously sponsored by Emerald Publishing Limited.


The ARL Academy, in partnership with DeEtta Jones and Associates, and co-hosted by ARL libraries, is offering the Library Management Skills Institute (LMSI) I: The Manager and the Library Management Skills Institute (LMSI) II: The Organization. These highly interactive workshops engage learning through case studies, personal reflection, practical application tools, and group discussions.

The following dates and locations are planned and more dates will be added as they become available. Attendance at each location is limited and the registration process will open eight weeks in advance of the event. You do not need to attend LMSI I before LMSI II.

2018

June 12–14: LMSI I, McGill University

July 10–12: LMSI I, Rice University

August 7–9: LMSI I, Indiana University Bloomington

September 5–7: LMSI II, University of Delaware  

Click on the event date and location for more information and the registration form.


Date: October 11-12 2018

Location: Charlotte, NC

The Southeastern Resource Sharing Conference is ready to accept proposals for all session types at its inaugural meeting! Submit your proposals via the conference web site:

https://sites.google.com/view/sersconference/ (still a work in progress…)

Deadline for submissions is May 31. Registration information forthcoming…

About the Conference

Meet colleagues from across the Southeast and discuss ways to strengthen regional resource sharing in all its aspects and among all types of libraries. We’ll cover interlibrary loan, document delivery, consortial borrowing, regional repositories, shared collections, and more. Sessions will include presentations, panel discussions, lightning talks, posters, and consortia meetings. Mix and mingle with your neighbors and frequent resource sharing partners while enjoying our classic southern hospitality.

Send questions to: harperjb@wfu.edu