Professional Growth & Development Opportunities

  • NASIG;
  • ALCTS;
  • Springer Nature:
  • ACRL New England Chapter

CORAL is an electronic resources management system consisting of interoperable modules designed around the core components of managing electronic resources for libraries and other organizations.  CORAL is available as a free, open source program.

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Date: April 26, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm (ET)
Length: 1 hour


Carla Clark is a Product Manager with SirsiDynix. Prior to joining SirsiDynix, Carla served as the Library Systems Administrator and Manager of the Access Services division at Louisiana State University in Shreveport.

Xiaoyan Song is the Electronic Resource Librarian at North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries. She’s been leading NCSU’s local CORAL Working Group on completion of a series of CORAL enhancements. She has served on CORAL Web Committee for a few years and has just started her service on CORAL Steering Committee recently.

Heather Wilson is the Acquisitions & Electronic Resources Librarian at Caltech Library. There, she serves on a team of librarians and developers who manage an evolving local CORAL tool. Wilson has also served on the CORAL Steering Committee and the Web Committee since 2016, and more recently, she began serving in a new role as the Community Outreach Coordinator for CORAL…

Registration Deadline for live event: April 25, 2018. This webinar will be recorded and made available to registrants after the webinar is completed. Late registration dates to purchase recording: April 26, 2018 through October 25, 2018. October 25, 2018 the recording will be made freely available.

Webinar Rates:
NASIG members: $35
NASIG student members: $15
NISO members: $35
NASIG non-member: $50
Group registration: $95

Event Date Topic Presented By
April 4 ArtFrame: Extending Library Ontologies for Works of Art Amber Billey and Melanie Wacker
April 18 Improve Discoverability of Non-Roman Materials Magda El-Sherbini
April 24 Preserving Family Recipes Valerie J. Frey
April 26 Densho Digital Repository: Preserving Community Memory Geoff Froh and Sara Beckman
May 2 Linked Data Description of Cartographic Resources Marc McGee
May 9 Introduction to R for Libraries, Part 1 Clarke Iakovakis
May 23 Introduction to R for Libraries, Part 2 Clarke Iakovakis
May 30 Introduction to R for Libraries, Part 3 Clarke Iakovakis
June 5  

The Road to Electronic Information Accessibility: How Do We Increase Student Success?

 Multiple presenters

Scheduled for Thursday, April 26 at 2:00pm ET   |   Sponsored and presented by Springer Nature


While there is a lot of attention given to creating digital humanities (DH) projects, it is equally important to be able to read and engage with DH projects that already exist. This webinar is intended for library personnel in all areas who want to help researchers explore and engage with projects that are relevant to their fields of interest.

We will focus on learning to see the critical arguments and research questions that are driving the projects, as well as understanding the choices that project creators are making with the materials they use. Seeing these aspects more clearly can help to build bridges between the projects themselves and other scholarly resources, and can help researchers who are new to the digital humanities better understand how they might incorporate DH projects into their research or into the classroom alongside other library resources. In the course of the webinar, we’ll explore these aspects both in relation to big and small DH projects.

At the end of this webinar, attendees will be better equipped to introduce faculty and students to DH projects in the context of research and course support.

The Association of College and Research Libraries New England Chapter – 2018 Annual Conference

Friday, May 4, 2018 at the Hotel 1620, in Plymouth, MA

Register now through April 18

We often talk at conferences about projects that went well. In contrast, we rarely discuss initiatives that failed, or unexpected obstacles that forced us to find another route to success. In our 2018 Annual Conference, the ACRL New England chapter is highlighting experimentation and creativity in college and research libraries by acknowledging that missteps and roadblocks are all part of the process. Join us in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in May 2018 to talk about ‘failing forward.’

Join us for a day full of professional enrichment, loaded with fantastic programmingnetworking opportunities, and ideas that will pique your curiosity and challenge your intellect. Since we’ll be situated in beautiful Plymouth, we encourage you to come for the conference, stay for the weekend!