ATG Conferences, Meetings, and Webinars 11/12/18

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Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern, US & Canada)

Make sure you register for next week’s NISO Webinar!

This event will look at bias awareness and the difficulties of appropriately valuing diversity in a work environment. What are the implications for the library in terms of data collection, recruitment practices, and mentoring? How might library leadership encourage applicants from a broad spectrum of cultural backgrounds while avoiding any appearance of double standards? How might technology jobs in the library be made more appealing to a greater range of applicants?

Confirmed speakers for this event include:

  • Liam Sweeney, Analyst, Libraries and Scholarly Communication, ITHAKA S&R;
  • Alexia Hudson-Ward, Azariah Smith Root Director of Libraries, Oberlin College;
  • Samantha Bishop Simmons, Undergraduate Learning Specialist, University of Kansas Libraries

NOTE: Library Standards Alliance Members of NISO automatically receive sign-on credentials for this event as a member benefit. There is no need to register separately. Check your institution’s membership status in NISO here.

Join ACRL on Tuesday, November 13 for the e-Learning webcast Undergraduate Research and the Academic Librarian: Developing Programs for Undergraduate Researchers. The webcast will be held from 2:00 PM-3:30 PM (Eastern) | 1:00 PM-2:30 PM (Central) | 12:00 PM-1:30 PM (Mountain) | 11:00 AM-12:30 PM (Pacific).

Undergraduate research is often conflated with standard end-of-semester research papers, but in fact, undergraduate research is one of several high-impact educational practices identified by George Kuh and the Association of American Colleges & Universities, and is increasingly seen as a vital part of the undergraduate experience. Research helps students connect the dots between their interests, general education courses, writing requirements, and major coursework, and increases learning, retention, enrollment in graduate education, and engagement in future work.

During this interactive webcast, discover how the library can become part of the core infrastructure of the undergraduate research experience. Presenters will discuss the process, issues, and ultimate practice recommendations from three of the case studies covered in their recent ACRL book, Undergraduate Research and the Academic Librarian: Case Studies and Best Practices. Find out how library research programs can be from any discipline, can be interdisciplinary, can be any high-impact format, and can reflect upon an institution’s own history, traditions, and tensions…”

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
2-3 PM ET, 11 AM-12 PM PT

(Ex Libris Leganto in collaboration with LJ Webcasts)

Aiming to sustain relevancy in a changing academic environment, libraries work hard to maintain their institution as the center for intellectual engagement, learning and collaboration – the heart of the campus. This means not only anticipating needs for classroom instruction and materials but looking for opportunities to reduce costs of learning for students and provide enhanced opportunities for instructor-student engagement. Reading list management solutions, such as Ex Libris Leganto, bring the library in to the course development process, giving instructors a deeper view into the library’s holdings, and providing librarians with a seamless workflow to deliver materials to students, at an ultimately lower cost and with greater stakeholder engagement all around.

In collaboration with Library Journal, this webcast will showcase initiatives at University of St. Thomas as they create a digitally-enabled, 21st-century higher education institution. Spearheaded by a new faculty support unit (STELAR – St. Thomas eLearning and Research and the University Libraries), the shared expertise of faculty, instructional designers, and library staff come together to enhance the classroom experience. One major project has been the implementation of Ex Libris Leganto with a goal of improving course materials delivery and learning affordability by utilizing existing university investments in library resources.

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Greg Argo, MSIS, MBA, Associate Director for Access and Digital Services, University of St. Thomas

Mary-Lynn Bragg, MLIS, Director of Campus Engagement, Leganto, Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company


Matt Enis, Senior Editor, Technology, Library Journal

When: Tuesday, December 04, 2018 9:00AM to Thursday, December 06, 2018 4:30PM

Penn State University
Pattee and Paterno Libraries (Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library)
State College, PA

The Library Management Skills Institute II: The Organization, offered by the ARL Academy in partnership with DeEtta Jones and Associates, and co-hosted by the Pennsylvania State University Libraries, will take place December 4–6, 2018 in the Pattee and Paterno Library, Paterno 103, Mann Assembly Room. The three-day workshop is for supervisors, department heads, coordinators, team and project leaders, and change agents. This learning experience is designed using Peter Senge’s renowned Learning Organization as the framework and participants will be introduced to each of the five disciplines. Participants will learn through case studies, personal reflection, practical application tools, and group discussions.

Workshop Objectives

Participants will:

  • Have a sophisticated understanding of organizational learning and how the associated practices positively impact inclusion, organizational health, positioning, and growth.
  • Practice engaging colleagues in processes that clarify vision and create momentum.
  • Have practical tools for engaging change in their organizations.
  • Have tools for differently approaching long-standing problems.
  • Increase empathy related to different roles in the organization, and act as a bridge across stakeholder groups.

Facilitators: Gary Wasdin and Tyler Dzuba

*Note: Facilitators’ schedules are subject to change.

Registration Fee: $1,100.00 (USD) for participants from ARL member libraries; $1,200.00 for all others. This fee covers all materials for the institute and breakfast and lunch each day. Participants are responsible for covering hotel accommodations, travel, and evening meals.

Registration: Register online by: November 19, 2018 (11:59 p.m., pacific standard time). Space for this event will be limited.

Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11 AM Pacific, noon Mountain, 1 PM Central, and 2 PM Eastern time.

Description: The webinar will provide an overview of current developments in name authorities. Many of these themes were discussed at the recent IMLS Shareable Local Name Authorities National Forum, which considered the emerging decentralized identity management environment and how it is influencing the practices of stakeholders including the library cataloging community and other data and service providers. The webinar will provide an update on related work in the PCC that is taking library authority practice in this direction.

The webinar will also cover the SLNA Reference Model, which was one of the outputs of the forum. It was created to provide a framework for understanding the relationships among the entities managing and sharing authority data in a global ecosystem. The SLNA Reference Model is an extension of Open Archival Information System (OAIS) reference model, reusing a majority of the OAIS concepts such as information packages, and functional entities such as Ingest, Access, Data Management, Data Storage, Administration, and Planning. The Authority Management (AuM) functional entity is specific to the SLNA reference model and illustrates the functions and services for managing and sharing name authorities among multiple authority information systems.

Learning outcomes: The webinar will give participants an overview of current trends in library authority control, a framework for understanding how they fit into broader trends in identity management, and suggest some directions for how library authority practice can evolve to fit this environment.


Chew Chiat Naun is Head of Metadata Creation at Harvard Library and worked previously at Cornell University. He is active in the Program for Cooperative Cataloging as co-chair (with Ed Jones) of the Standing Committee on Standards and chaired the URIs in MARC task group.

Jing Wang is the Systems Integration Engineer at Johns Hopkins University Libraries and has been working with various library systems including ILS, discovery, research network system, and resource sharing systems. Jing’s contribution to the SLNA Nation Forum is to apply System of Systems Engineering principle and practice to the challenge of entity disambiguation and dissemination among various independent systems within the research ecosystem.

Registration Fees:  ALCTS Member $43 ; Non-member $59 ; Group rate $129

For additional information and access to additional registration information, please go to the following website:

The Digital Initiatives Symposium at  University of San Diego the is accepting proposals for its full day conference on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Proposals should fall into one of three formats:

  • Panel discussions: 60 minutes (please allow 10-15 minutes for Q&A)
  • Concurrent sessions: 45 minutes (please allow 10-15 minutes for Q&A)
  • Lightning talks: 10 minutes

We welcome proposals from organizations, including colleges and universities of all sizes, community colleges, public libraries, special libraries, museums, and other cultural memory institutions. This year, we are especially interested in proposals that consider:

  • linked data
  • social justice and open access
  • the future of open access
  • data management and sharing, open data
  • open educational resources
  • digital initiatives in instruction and undergraduate research
  • roles for deans and directors in digital and institutional repository initiatives
  • roles for disciplinary faculty in digital and institutional repository initiatives
  • diverse repository platforms and functions
  • digital humanities
  • copyright, licensing, and privacy issues
  • collaboration: interdisciplinary initiatives and collaboration within and between campuses…

Submit your proposal at (Click on “Submit Proposal” on the left sidebar.) All submissions will be evaluated based on the relevance of the topic and potential to advance thinking about digital initiatives, institutional repositories, and scholarly communication. Acceptance is competitive. Registration fees will be waived for accepted presenters.

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