ATG Conferences, Meetings & Webinars 5/12/18

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Professional Growth and Development Opportunities Sponsored by:


NISO Connections Event

Library Marketing and Communications Conference;

Association of Research Libraries;

Center for Information–Development Management 

Location: The Grand, 225 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201
Dates: May 22-23, 2018

Engage with these expert voices:

  • Ann West, Associate Vice President, Trust & Identity, Internet2
  • Mark Beadles, Chief Information Security Officer, OARnet
  • Jeremy Frumkin, Executive Director, Research Technologies, University of Arizona
  • Don Hamparian, Senior Product Manager, OCLC
  • Phil Leahy, Service Provider Relationship Manager, OpenAthens
  • Tim Lloyd, CEO, Liblynx
  • Judy Luther, President, Informed Strategies
  • Todd Digby, Chair, Library Information Technology, University of Florida
  • Heather Flanagan, Academic Pilot Coordinator, RA21
  • Rich Wenger, E-Resources Systems Manager, MIT
  • Cody Hanson, Director, Web Development, University of Minnesota
  • Amy Pawlowski, Deputy Director, OhioLINK
  • Theda M. Schwing, Manager, Catalogs & Technical Implementation, OhioLINK

The objective is to engage workshop participants in a full-throated discussion of how best to resolve the friction experienced by users in attempting to access key resources from any location, from any device. There are many facets to the issues of authenticating users. How much information about the user is required? How can the speedbumps be minimized? Users face a complex and frequently confusing authentication process, particularly when users are working outside of a library or institutional network. From the standpoint of institutional infrastructure, a number of work-around solutions have been implemented to address issues caused by IP-authentication, such as proxy servers, but each work-around presents its own set of issues and concerns…

Housing Accommodations: All attendees are responsible for their own hotel reservations. There is no room block associated with the event. Convenient accommodations may be found at:

We Want Your LMCC18 Conference Proposals!

Showcase your best work at 2018 Library Marketing and Communications Conference. The Call for Proposals is now open!

The 2018 Library Marketing and Communications Conference (LMCC) Planning Committee invites you to submit presentation proposals for consideration to our 4th Annual LMCC Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. The conference will be held November 14-15, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch.

Successful proposals will showcase the tried and true, the latest trends, and the best practices in marketing and communications. Provide practical tips and takeaways that can be immediately applied to any library’s communication and marketing efforts

Have an idea? Please apply! The deadline is May 25, 2018.

Possible topics include:

  • Advocacy / Funding
  • Communications / PR / Media relations
  • Engagement / Focus on the user
  • Graphic design / Technology / Software
  • Internal marketing / Staff buy-in / Workflow management
  • Marketing research / Plans…

We welcome all proposals for consideration, including proposals from individuals or colleagues who want to co-present. We also encourage panel submissions in which speakers will share different takes on the same topic. 

For more information on submitting your proposal, the proposal timeline, the criteria for acceptance and the Call For Proposals form, visit

Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member representatives, ARL Leadership Fellows, staff, and guests gathered in Atlanta, Georgia, on Tuesday–Thursday, April 24–26, 2018, for the 172nd Association Meeting. All available presentation slides and other materials are linked from the speakers’ names or session titles in the following summary of the meeting.

Tuesday was devoted to committee and advisory group meetings; the ARL Business Meeting; a members-only brainstorming session on strengthening diversity, equity, and inclusion in research libraries; and a screening of the videos competing in the third annual Arlies, ARL’s film festival. At the Tuesday evening reception, ARL president Mary Ann Mavrinac (Rochester) toasted the ARL member representatives who plan to retire or step down before the Fall 2018 Association Meeting: Cliff Haka (Michigan State), Tom Hickerson (Calgary), Bob Hudson (Boston), Rick Luce (Oklahoma), Bonnie MacEwan (Auburn), Carol Mandel (New York), Carton Rogers (Pennsylvania), Ed Van Gemert (Wisconsin–Madison), Leslie Weir (Ottawa), and Julia Zimmerman (Florida State)…

All available presentation slides and other materials, including the Arlies Film Festival videos, are linked from the speakers’ names or session titles in the summary of the meeting…”

A Library Journal webcast

Wednesday, May 23, 2018; 2-3 PM ET, 11 AM-12 PM PT

Academic libraries are looking for ways to grow their involvement in research activities, scale-up their support to researchers and research offices, and increase the impact of research outputs.

Libraries often invest considerable efforts in developing and maintaining processes and tools for handling research assets, including publications, research datasets, and creative works, while complying with a growing number of policies and mandates. The research office and researchers are likewise under pressure to do their work faster and more efficiently, and maximize the impact of their research.

What can libraries do to move forward collectively? This session will examine the challenges, and the potential role that libraries can play in driving a transition, by leveraging their expertise in data curation, resource management, and content dissemination. We will feature the perspective of an academic library and a system provider. We will look at a possible solution via Esploro – the Ex Libris research services platform, currently being developed in collaboration with five leading universities.

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  • Charles Eckman, Dean and University Librarian, University of Miami
  • Eddie Neuwirth, Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company, Director of Product Management – Research Services
  • Moderator

    Matt Enis, Senior Editor, Technology, Library Journal

Conference Theme: Judicious Editing

On the heels of the IDEAS Winter 2018 conference, Writing Well, comes Judicious Editing, the IDEAS Summer 2018 conference. It doesn’t matter how good your writing skills are, you can always benefit from another set of eyes. Whether performed by a peer, a professional, or you yourself, editing is a critical phase of the publication process. It helps to validate accuracy, confirm readability, improve usability, and enforce conformance to corporate standards. Nevertheless, the review and approval phases of a project are often compromised as we struggle with differing opinions, changing feedback, and condensed timelines.

What can you do to make the editing and review process as painless as possible? What should editors be looking for and what can writers do to better prepare their content for editing in the first place? What role do automated quality checkers serve in the process? What do you do when reviewers disagree? Join us for the answers to these questions and more!

July 24-25, 2018

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