ATG Conferences, Meetings, & Webinars 9/24/18

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When: Oct 1- 2, 2018 1:00 PM

Where: Hilton Old Town, Alexandria, VA

Open Access (OA) continues to gain momentum, present new opportunities, and is at the forefront of the open science movement. Although OA is only 30% of published research globally, it continues to shape the direction of how scholarly communications are evolving.

At the NFAIS 2018 Open Access conference, Movements and Models Supporting Open Access, all sectors of the industry will come together to explore the emerging trends and business models that drive OA forward—from funding to policies to best practices—as well as the role technology, funders, academia, and publishers play in support of OA.

You’ll learn about:

  • The growth of OA over the past several years, trends in article processing charges (APCs), and the market impact of hybrid journals.
  • The growing pressure for researchers to extend their reach beyond traditional academic peer audiences.
  • The “Read & Publish” and “Subscribe to Open” models, and how they meet the goals of academia, while remaining financially sustainable.
  • The use of Open Source technology for streamlining publisher workflows, and how publishers can sustainably adopt and support OA submissions.
  • The Government Purpose License, and how it is being used to provide public access to government-funded journal articles.
  • And much more!

Click here for the preliminary conference program or register now.

Dates: May 27 to 31, 2019.
Conference hashtag: #IASSIST19

The 45th annual conference of the International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST) will be held in Sydney, Australia.

Data Down Under: Exploring “Data Firsts”

This IASSIST conference is about a lot of “firsts.” This is the first time the IASSIST conference has been hosted in the Southern Hemisphere, and it’s the first to be held in Winter since the very first one in February 1977. Why not share with us your “firsts”? What new and novel projects are you working on? What worked or didn’t work on your first attempt, and what have you learned from that experience?

However, there are a lot of ways to explore “data firsts.” As data professionals, we also put data first; however, in today’s climate, where increasing amounts of misinformation are being widely spread via the internet and social media without facts and data to back it up, not everyone shares our values. So how can we educate and advocate to bring “data first” back into the minds of our students, researchers, funders, etc.? How do we share our love of data and its importance as a valuable asset to a library collection or archive?

We welcome submissions that share ways in which our IASSIST community is putting “data first” and experiencing “firsts.” Some examples could be your experiences:

  • Addressing issues around data policies, privacy, and ethics
  • Advocating the importance of archiving and preserving data in a climate of misinformation
  • Analyzing and visualizing data in new and novel ways to gain original insights into data
  • Data as numbers, pictures, words, and sounds
  • Exploring data across subject areas and geographic regions
  • Partnering with researchers and data producers to enhance sharing, reproducibility and long term access
  • Promoting data as valuable assets to a library or archive collection
  • Strategic collaborations to put data first
  • Teaching data literacy skills, emphasizing the value of a solid foundation, where facts and data support an argument

We want to hear about putting “data first” from all perspectives, from theory to application and what tools you used to get there. Suggestions on how attendees can take these ideas back and integrate them into their own practice are encouraged.  So please send us your “data firsts”!

Submitting Proposals – DEADLINE: November 1, 2018

We welcome submissions for papers, presentations, panels, posters, and lightning talks.

The Call for Presentations, along with the link to the submission form, is on the conference website.

We are also accepting submissions for Pre-conference Workshops: The Call for Workshops and link to the submission form.  Questions about workshop submissions may be sent to the Workshop Coordinators, Eimmy Solis and Stephanie Labou, at

Deadline for ALL submissions: November 1, 2018; Notification of acceptance: Mid-December 2018

Up North: Reflect, Reconnect, & Renew

47th Annual LOEX Conference
May 9-11, 2019
Minneapolis, MN

You are invited to Minneapolis for LOEX 2019 to showcase your innovations in library instruction. We are excited to see how librarians from a wide-variety of locales are exploring their information literacy environment and dealing with the obstacles & opportunities that they are facing along the way.

This year’s LOEX tracks are:
* Lead & Innovate: Blazing New Trails
* Collaboration: The S’more the Merrier
* Strategies for Outreach & Engagement: Navigating the 10,000 Lakes
* Pedagogy & Information Literacy: Jumping into the Deep End
* Facilitating Student Research: Igniting the Flame
* Assessment: Are We There Yet?

Proposals for 50-minute long presentations and interactive workshops can be submitted only through the online submission form and must be received by Friday, November 16, 2018. The primary contact for the proposal will receive a message indicating receipt of the proposal when it is submitted and will be notified if the proposal has been accepted for presentation by Monday, January 14, 2019.

For more details, please visit

We are currently seeking nominations for panelists for the 2019 ALA Midwinter LITA Top Tech Trends program in Seattle, Washington! You may nominate yourself or someone you know who would be a great addition to the panel of speakers.

Submit your nominations.

The next LITA Top Tech Trends Program will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2019, 1:00 – 2:30 pm. During the program, a moderator and several panelists will each discuss trends impacting libraries. LITA encourages participation from underrepresented groups, such as women, people of color, and LGBTQA+. We also value diverse perspectives on the panel from different types and size of libraries and individuals who can bring a fresh voice.

The submission deadline is October 21, 2018.

Panelists will be selected based on their proposed trends, experience, and overall balance to the panel. View the submission guidelines.

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