ATG Conferences, Meetings, & Webinars 11/1/18

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

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…

Date and time: Thursday, November 29, 2018 1:00 pm
Central Standard Time (Chicago, GMT-06:00)
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Duration: 1 hour

Description: Today, STEM librarians can enable students to boost their classroom and lab performances. Simultaneously, librarians make learning easier, while saving time for these students’ teachers. Librarians do this by demonstrating to faculty the latest active learning classroom methods and resources, such as embedding video or using online in-class quizzes

Key to success in this process are close collaborations between librarians and faculty. In our webinar, we’re presenting perspectives from experts (a STEM librarian, a professor, and a curriculum specialist) who all understand how important active learning is, and how to make it work.

They have practical advice about how you can:

  • Develop a collaborative working relationship with faculty
  • Design engaging and impactful student-centered courses
  • Create ways to reach students before/during/after classroom/labs
  • Gather feedback via classroom success/integration conversations


Bethany S. McGowan, MLIS, MS
Assistant Professor of Library Science and Health Sciences Information Specialist
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Wayne A Mitchell PhD, PGDip FHEA
Senior Teaching Fellow for Department of Medicine

César A. Berríos, PhD
Curriculum Specialist

Date: Thursday 22 November 2018
Time: 1330 GMT
Duration: 45-60 minutes including Q&A

Adina Ciocoiu, Libraries Data Specialist, Europeana

In this webinar we will introduce how Europeana works with the data that it receives from its partners, Europeana’s recommendations regarding data quality, as well as how this data gets enriched and published on the web as linked open data. The focus of the webinar is to give the audience a glimpse into data quality from the Europeana perspective.

General information:
This is a free webinar and open to all. If you are interested, but unable to join the live event, please register anyway as a recording will be made available to all who register. If you have particular accessibility needs, please feel free to contact me on

For more information and to register, please visit

Do you believe that diversity and inclusion are essential to personal and organizational excellence in the library and archives professions?

Are you doing groundbreaking research on diversity- and inclusion-related topics and want to share it with your colleagues on an international platform?

Mark your calendar for IDEAL ’19 to be held Tuesday–Wednesday, August 6–7, 2019, on The Ohio State University campus in Columbus, Ohio. A call for presentations, posters, and scholarships will follow in February 2019.

IDEAL, formerly the National Diversity in Libraries Conference, aims to foster awareness and appreciation of workplace diversity issues through the exploration of exemplary practice, contemporary theory, thought leadership, and strategy development for all those in the academic and public library, archives, and museum sectors.

IDEAL ’19 will provide an opportunity for professionals at every level and across sectors to discuss how increasing workplace diversity and creating an inclusive workplace environment improves organizational effectiveness, creativity, adaptability, and relevance to the communities served by the organization.

As a result of participating in IDEAL ’19, attendees will be able to:

  • Articulate the value of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility in academic and public libraries and archives
  • Develop a robust strategy for workplace diversity and inclusion that aligns with organizational or community missions
  • Explore strategies for creating globally inclusive and culturally competent professions
  • See inclusion as a gateway to organizational excellence, social responsibility, and community engagement
  • Contribute to conversations about measuring the effectiveness of efforts to create inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible workplaces and communities

Sign up to receive email updates about IDEAL ’19.

The Makerspaces for Innovation and Research in Academics (MIRA) conference planning Committee seeks proposals for its second annual conference at University of La Verne, La Verne, CA on July 10-11, 2019.

The MIRA Conference seeks to bring together a group of makers, librarians, educators and practitioners for a day of presentations, workshops, discussions and networking. We encourage participation from all types of libraries, institutions and organizations.

Sessions can include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • How to set up a makerspace (costs, safety, staffing, training, location, value and buy-in, etc.)
  • How universities and schools are facilitating learning through making (hands-on training, integration into the curriculum, etc.)
  • Role of makerspaces in libraries and museums
  • How makerspaces inspire innovation and entrepreneurship (prototyping, disruptive technologies)
  • Future directions of makerspaces in education
  • Maker projects and concepts relating to machine learning, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and augmented reality
  • Environmental effects of makerspaces and systems put in place to reduce impact
  • Assessment of makerspaces and making
  • Using makerspaces to create partnerships
  • Civic and community engagement in makerspaces

Session Types (Active learning and interactive sessions are encouraged):

  • Pre-Conference Workshop (3 hours): An in-depth, interactive, hands-on, deeper and thorough exploration of a topic. Presenter will need to bring their own equipment and supplies.
  • Workshop (45 mins): A hands-on training session. Presenter will need to bring their own equipment and supplies.
  • Lightning Talk (5 mins): A 5 minute session to share a quick overview of your ideas, experience, and programs.
  • Presentation (20/45 mins): A session that can include ideas, experiences, original research, engaging discussion questions or activities.
  • Roundtable Discussion (45 mins): A session that offers conversations in a casual, round table setting.
  • Panel Discussion (45 mins) : A session that brings together 2-5 presenters into a cohesive conversation intended to engage audience members.
  • Makerspace Exhibit (30 mins): A session that offers an opportunity to showcase your makerspace and its programming and services in an informal setting.

Proposal Submission Deadline: Feb 19, 2019
Notification of Acceptance: April 15 2019
Conference Registration Opens: Mar 18, 2019

  • PASIG 2019

    Date: 12-14 February, El Colegio de México

Early bird registration for PASIG 2019 is open at: Conference space is limited so we recommend early booking to secure your place.

The Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) is dedicated to advancing the practice of digital preservation and archiving. It brings together practitioners, industry experts and researchers to share experience in a vendor-neutral forum on how to put preservation and archiving into practice, including:

  • guidelines, best practice, assessment/audit criteria and standards,
  • architectures, designs, workflows and deployments,
  • tools, systems and services,
  • trends, directions and emerging products/solutions,
  • case studies, reviews and practical findings, and
  • comparisons and choices such as community or proprietary, onsite or hosted, customised or standardised solutions.

The agenda for the conference is available at:

There is a two tier registration fee of either $150 or $50 depending upon your location. The early bird rate for global north residents ends 11 January 2019:

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