ATG Conferences, Meetings and Webinars 3/26/19

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Saturday May 18 – Tuesday May 21, 2019; Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood, Oregon


We’re so excited to share our 2019 Program with you! We had what we think is a record number of proposals this year and from them have chosen a program we hope will both educate and inspire you. From a panel discussion between librarians and publishers on diversity, inclusion and equity in scholarly publishing and acquisitions, to the triumphs and tribulations of leading workplace culture change, to deciphering and visualizing data, there’s a little something for everyone. Check out the program page for much more!

We are really excited about this year’s keynote speaker Alexia Hudson-Ward, who is the Azariah Smith Root Director of Libraries for Oberlin College and Conservatory. Her talk is titled “Our precipice moment is here: Positioning our acquisitions for critical illumination within the higher education landscape.” As the higher education sector faces some of its toughest challenges in more than a century, academic libraries (and our acquisitions supposition) are at a choice point. Continue with the status quo and hope for better days to come (optimistic but unlikely!) or embrace this precipice moment. We are faced with an unique opportunity to drive new strategies that ensure our acquisitions are firmly positioned for educational and pedagogical illumination.

About The Acquisitions Institute

Since 2000 we are the pre-eminent conference located in Western North America on acquisitions and collection development, held at Timberline Lodge. We are a small, informal and stimulating gathering in a convivial and glorious Pacific Northwest setting, focused on the methods and innovation of building and managing library collections. Timberline Lodge is located on the slope of Mt. Hood, about an hour east of Portland, Oregon. Read more about us at, contact us as…”

“… Join the School of Information and Library Science in Prague during Summer 2019! Our programs offer students an opportunity to deepen their knowledge and understanding in a global context while offering unique, hands-on experience. In a time when we are shifting to an increasingly borderless world, our programs offer both students and professionals an opportunity to deepen their knowledge and understanding of library or information science in a global context.

This seminar will be available for 3 hours of credit from UNC SILS. Our seminars are open to UNC undergraduate and graduate students (also non-UNC graduate students), as well as practicing professionals. Seminars are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and they tend to fill quickly. Early registration is encouraged. Questions can be directed to Shirley Parker, Programs Officer,

Prague: May 19-June 1

Registration Deadline Extended to April 1st, 2019

Prague offers lectures and tours related to librarianship in a country that deals with a history of monarchy, empire, Communism, and the meeting of east and west. Participants experience firsthand how the democratization of the Czech Republic, formerly a communist state, has affected the accessibility of information. The program is offered in partnership with Charles University.

If you have any questions about any of the seminars please contact Shirley Parker, Programs Officer, by e-mail:

Where: Pittsburgh, PA
When: June 5 to June 8.
The theme of the conference is “Building Bridges.”

The Student Spotlight Sessions will consist of up to eight 5-minute presentations with a focus on an idea, project, workflow, etc.  Student Spotlight Sessions provide an excellent introduction to professional presentations and look great on resumes!

Proposals may present a report of a research study, an analysis of a practical problem-solving effort, or a description of an innovative program that may be of interest to the NASIG community. Proposals should name any particular products or services that are integral to the content of the showcase or snapshot. However, as a matter of NASIG policy, showcases and snapshots should not be used as a venue to promote or attack any product, service, or institution.

Submit your Student Spotlight Session proposal here:

Proposals must be received by 5pm EST on Monday, April 15, 2019. Members of the Student Outreach Committee will evaluate abstracts, and presenters will be notified of the status of their proposal by mid-April. (Note: Presenters for the Student Spotlight Sessions do not qualify for a registration discount. Presenters must be registered for either the full conference or for Thursday single day registration.)

Inquiries may be sent to the NASIG SOC Chair, Danielle Williams at

College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Back to Basics: Everyday Skills for Technical Services

Keynote: Rhonda Evans, Electronic Resources Librarian, New York Public Library

Register NOW! ( (Registration deadline is March 22)

For a full rundown of the conference, please use the following link. If you have any questions, let us know at We hope to see you there!

The Digital Commonwealth Conference Committee invites you to register for its 13th Annual Conference, centered around the theme of Responsibilities in the Digital Age

When: Tuesday April 9th, 2019.
Where: Hogan Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Register online for the conference here.

The keynote speaker is Peter Hirtle, Alumni Fellow of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, who will speak on “Learning to Live with the Legal Risks of Digital Collections”.

An annual update on the Digital Commonwealth Collection’s Wooden Anniversary will be given during lunch by Eben English, Digital Repository Services Manager at the Boston Public Library…”

The ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group seeks speakers to present at the ALA Annual Conference to be held in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, June 23, 2019., from 10:30am to 11:30am.

Full presentations that are accepted are asked to be about 15 minutes long and the accepted light presentations 5-10 minutes long. Audience questions and discussion after the presentations are encouraged. See below for details:

Thinking Outside the Book: Research on Non-traditional Cataloging & Classification

  • Upcoming ALCTS eForums
April 16Assessing Collections for Diversity & InclusionKaty DiVittorio, Katherine Brown, Keri Prelitz, and Jeff Eller
May 21 Changing Ideas, Roles, and Organizational Structures in Collection and Technical ServicesAlison M. Armstrong, Michael Arthur, and Rachelle McLai

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