ATG Conferences, Meetings & Webinars 9/27/18

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Dates: October 23 to November 13

Sponsor: LJ Professional Development

The course features live guest speakers in three interactive sessions with Q&A (10/23, 11/6, and 11/13) as well as self-guided homework, videos, and actionable resources and readings to support deeper learning and fuel your library’s initiatives around diversity, equity, and inclusion. Plus, earn an “Equity in Action” certificate of completion and learn how to:

  • Evaluate current library collections and displays through a culturally competent lens in order to assess gaps in collections and service areas
  • Recognize common problematic stereotypes, tropes, and microaggressions in media
  • Assess your library’s services and institutional culture through an equity lens
  • Develop library programming that is equitable and inclusive
  • Ensure that your library’s resources and services are accessible to a wide range of users


ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group seeks speakers to present at ALA Midwinter in Seattle on Saturday, January 26th, 2019.

Cataloging Norms Interest Group (CNIG) offers a forum for the exploration, communication, and exchange of ideas and best practices on the dynamics of cataloging/metadata norms and workflows in the hybrid environment.

Presentation topics should be of current interest to catalogers, cataloging managers, and administrators, and be approximately 15 minutes in length. Additional time will be allowed for questions and discussion.

Past and suggested topics:

·  Evolution, definition, and functions of the catalog and cataloging norms

·  Emerging concepts and implementations of “next generation catalogs”

·  Cataloging and metadata in hybrid and digital libraries

·  Changes in catalogers’ workflows

·  Quality control and benchmarking

·  How end users’ expectations and behaviors affect cataloging norms

·  Metadata records and elements in different contexts

·  Impact of web norms on cataloging norms

·  Cataloging education/continuing education

·  Cataloging department collaboration with other library units

·  Catalogers sharing public service responsibilities

·  RDA: integration of records, training

·  Best practices for digital repositories

Please email proposal abstracts to co-chairs Paul Heyde ([email protected]) and Rachel Turner ([email protected]) by Friday, October 26st, 2018.

If you have questions, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!

Date: Monday 3 December

Location: London Art House

Building on the success of the inaugural event in 2017, this one day conference provides a unique environment for the three stakeholder groups within scholarly communication – publishers, librarians and academics – to discuss the issues they face in the creation, dissemination and use of scholarly research

The forum is organised by Research Information magazine, in partnership with Info International …

This one-day conference will use the results of an industry survey (Challenges in Scholarly Publishing 2018) as the starting point for a day of interactive workshops – with each delegate attending focused sessions on publisher, librarian and academic perspectives.

Delegates will have a unique opportunity to learn from other stakeholder groups, and take away practical strategic and operational action points back to their own institution.

All delegates will receive a copy of the full survey results on the day, as well as the opportunity to view the results online a few days before the event to help prepare.

We are now accepting pre-conference proposals for the 2019 Code4Lib conference in San José, California. These pre-conferences can either be a 1-day (six hour) or a 1/2-day session (three hour) and will occur on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

Code4Lib 2019 is a loosely-structured conference that provides people working at the intersection of libraries/archives/museums/cultural heritage and technology with a chance to share ideas, be inspired, and forge collaborations. For more information about the Code4Lib community, please visit

The pre-conference sessions give folks a space to share and build knowledge, as well as to teach attendees new skills relevant to library technology. Pre-conference sessions can range from workshops to working sessions. We welcome a variety of ideas and encourage submissions from first-time presenters and members of groups not well-represented within the Code4Lib community, including but not limited to: women, people of color, people with disabilities, LGBT+.

To propose a session, please go to . If you’re looking for inspiration, there are many great examples of pre-conferences from last year. To view these, visit

We are taking proposals until October 11, 2018, 5 PM PST / 8 PM EST. After a period of public voting on workshops, we hope to confirm sessions with the facilitators shortly after.

 If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email Kathleen M. Haley, Information Systems Librarian, American Antiquarian Society at [email protected].

October 19, 2018 – December 21, 2018, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm (Eastern)

Objective: To provide consistency of training and a common baseline of knowledge for information professionals in considering and applying assessment practices for scholarly resources across multiple information services and systems.  

Who Will Benefit from this Training Series:

  • Academic librarians whose role includes assessment as a professional role or who have been assigned to conduct assessment exercises in their own library
  • Early or mid-career publishing staff in product development or marketing roles who seek a better understanding of assessment activities and the metrics by which a product or service may be evaluated
  • Mid-career managers or supervisors whose roles require them to conduct small and medium size assessment projects or exercises. 

Course Moderator: Martha Kyrillidou, Director & CEO, Qualitymetrics, LLC

Confirmed Guest Lecturers:

  • Starr Hoffman, Director, Planning & Assessment, University of Nevada – Las Vega; 
  • Sarah Murphy, Assessment CoordinatorResearch and EducationThompson Library, Ohio State University;
  • Steven Braun, Data Analytics and Visualization SpecialistNortheastern University Libraries
  • Nancy A. Turner, Associate Director for Organizational Research & Strategy Alignment, Temple University;
  • Frankie Wilson, Head of Assessment & Secretariat, Bodleian Library, Oxford University; 

Other names to be announced shortly. 

Course Dates and Duration: October 19, 2018 – December 21, 2018. The course will consist of eight segments, one per week and each lasting between 60 and 90 minutes. Sessions are scheduled as a lunch hour learning opportunity on Friday afternoons, 11:30 – 1:00pm (Eastern). Registrations include access to an archived recording, distributed within 24-48 hours of the program segment. As per standard NISO practice, a single registration allows the gathering of an unlimited number of staff from your organization/institution in a conference room setting to view the event on the day of the live broadcast.

Scheduled for Thursday, October 04 at 2:00pm ET   |   Sponsored and presented by Rakuten Overdrive

Summary: In a world where students are on their computers and mobile devices 24/7, academic librarians know that digital content is the way of the future – but is there a way to provide titles without breaking the bank? With consortium collections, member libraries share resources, giving students and faculty access to the same library of digital content all on one platform. Christina Virden from Missouri’s MOBIUS consortium and Jeff Brunner from the Wisconsin Academic Library eBook Consortium will share their personal experiences establishing and growing a digital consortium and OverDrive’s Lindsey Levinsohn will provide information on getting started. Whether you’re an existing consortium wanting to increase reach or a group of stand-alone libraries looking to join forces, you won’t want to miss this free webinar! 

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