ATG Conferences, Meetings, and Webinars 8/13/18

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Licensing electronic resources must be undertaken in a way that supports the library’s mission by providing access to the highest possible number of databases, electronic journals, eBooks, and streaming media at the lowest possible cost. While the specific objectives and strategies of libraries will vary, skilled librarians must undertake a number of complex tasks in order to successfully license electronic resources. Some of the most important of these tasks or objectives include: negotiating the best possible terms in complex license agreements, maintaining positive working relationships with library vendors, communicating important information to internal and external constituencies, tracking changes in business models and relevant technologies, providing data for collection analysis, as well as coordinating their work with library administrators. This webinar series will cover these and other topics that address the needs of librarians  working with the licensing of electronic resources.


Location: Cleveland, OH

ACRL invites you to share your research and creative endeavors with your colleagues at ACRL 2019.

Today’s academic and research libraries are vibrant and fast moving, responding quickly to changes in the higher education landscape. Just as our host city of Cleveland has undergone a revitalization in recent years, library professionals must continually reinvent themselves to stay on the cutting edge.

Join your colleagues in “Recasting the Narrative” of what it means to be an academic library professional in the 21st century, adapting and leading the transition to new roles.

Share your expertise

ACRL 2019 offers a variety of options for participation and features eightsession formatsto suit a wide range of presentation and learning styles. From first-time presenters to seasoned experts, there is surely a format best suited to your ideas. We challenge you to inspire your colleagues and others in the higher education community with proposals that explore the most dynamic issues and ideas facing academic and research librarians today.

Consult the conference tags to stimulate your thinking and position your proposal within the conference theme. The tags will serve to create our own conference map and guide attendees to themes of interest and inspiration.

Check out the recording of the webcast for submitting ACRL 2019 proposals. Hear from seasoned submitters and reviewers and discover tips on submitting your best proposal.

August 2018

  • Helping Faculty Find, Use, and Modify Open Educational Resources (August 15, 2018)
    Explore what open educational resources (OERs) are; why they have value for students, faculty, and administrators; where OERs can be found; and how academic librarians can play a role in promoting open education on their campuses. Academic librarians across the country are increasingly being asked to play a role in affordable learning initiatives, whether or not they have training in finding and using OERs.
  • Framing Information Literacy Series: Information Has Value (August 16, 2018)
    Learn about the design, implementation, and assessment of a scalable lesson plan that addresses concepts and skills within the Information Has Value frame. Though it was created for a science for non-majors biology class, the presenters will show that the plan can be adapted within other disciplinary contexts.

September 2018

  • Special Collections & Archives: Partners in Critical Information Literacy (September 13, 2018)
    Discover how to utilize primary sources from special collections and archives to teach critical information literacy. Explore primary source analysis as a critical teaching tool that is rooted in both critical consciousness-raising and postmodern archival theory. Examine more strategies for building teaching and learning programs within archives and special collections libraries.
  • Imposter Syndrome in Instruction Librarians: Impact and Solutions (September 19, 2018)
    Because academic librarians serve as teachers and authority figures in an environment that values complex and specialized expertise, serve as liaisons to highly educated faculty, and are called upon to serve many job functions, impostor syndrome affects many librarians, especially early-career professionals. Learn how to identify impostor syndrome, how it affects us personally and professionally, and how to take steps to push back against it.

October 2018

  • Teaching Online in Plain Language: Creating Clear Research Guides, Library Websites, and Online Instruction (October 18, 2018)
    “Plain language” is a term from the legal field: federal law requires that government agencies are required to use clear communication that the public can understand and use. As online teachers, we can take advantage of the set of clear guidelines and best practices that has grown up around this requirement.Whether you’re writing for a library website, a tutorial, a research guide or some other format, you’ll learn how to make your materials more accessible to the widest possible audience

Wednesday, September 12

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Learn about the past, present and future of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, as it relates to libraries.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about Virtual Reality and how it can be applied to libraries
  2. Learn about Augmented Reality and how it can be applied to libraries
  3. See where the two might be headed



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