ATG Conferences, Meetings & Webinars 4/2/19

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Opening Audience


KnowledgeSpeak reports that “at this summer’s Annual Meeting, the Association of University Presses will reflect its members’ continuing commitment to cultivating diversity in all its forms. Drawing inspiration from this year’s host city of Detroit, the program will feature opportunities for mission-driven scholarly publishing professionals to discuss ways of making publishing practices more inclusive.

Community activists Lauren Hood and Desiree Cooper will open the conference. Throughout the conference participants will consider strategies for building a culture of gender equity; making digital content more accessible; fostering inclusivity in language; creating new paths for people of colour at mid-career in scholarly communications; and applying anti-racist principles to publishing.

This year’s program committee, chaired by Mary Francis (Editorial Director, University of Michigan Press), has also sought to highlight ways that publishing professionals collaborate to support the dissemination of vetted scholarship and other culturally or regionally important work. Sessions such as ‘Building Collaborative Partnerships on Campus and in the Community’ and ‘Federating Accessible Resources Among Libraries, Presses, and Repositories’ will allow participants to explore best practices and common ground.

A preliminary program is available online and registration is now open.

Session 2: May 6 – June 14

This six-week online course introduces the fundamental aspects of collection assessment in libraries. The course is designed for those who are responsible for or interested in collection assessment in all types and sizes of libraries. The course will introduce
key concepts in collection assessment including:

  • the definition of collection
  • techniques and tools,
  • assessment of print and
    electronic collections, and
  • project design and management.

Learning Outcomes: At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • describe the fundamental
    aspects of collection assessment
  • understand the various collection
    assessment methods and tools, including both qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • design and implement a collection
    assessment project
  • perform a collection assessment
    of print resources
  • complete a collection assessment
    of electronic resources


  • Ginger Williams, Head of Acquisitions, Texas State University
  • Alison M. Armstrong, Collection Management Librarian, Radford University
  • Teresa Negrucci, Collection Assessment and Development Librarian, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Miranda Bennett, Head of Liaison Services for Collections & Research Support, University of Houston
  • Erika Ripley, E-Resources & Serials Acquisitions Librarian, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Kristin Calvert, Head of Content Organization and Management, Western Carolina University
  • Posie Aagaard, Assistant Dean for Collections, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Linda Frederiksen, Head of Access Services, Washington State University
  • Josephine Crawford, Content Development Librarian, Kansas State University

Registration Fees: $139 ALCTS Member and $169 Non-member

“The application deadline for the NSF Cyber Carpentry Workshop: Data Lifecycle Training has been extended to April 15, 2019. More information and application instructions at

The workshop will take place July 15-26, 2019 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Travel and accommodations will be provided for accepted participants, and a certificate of completion from the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) will be awarded at the end of the training. Women, applicants from underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

The two-week summer training program aims to provide doctoral and post-doctoral researchers with an overview of best data management practices, data science tools, and concrete steps and methods for performing end-to-end data intensive computing and data life-cycle management…”

In addition KnowledgeSpeak reports that  “Knowledge Unlatched and Royal Library of Belgium (KBR) have announced a round-table discussion on sustainable financing models for Open Access in Belgium. Knowledge Unlatched offers a marketplace for various Open Access financing models. Whether the library engages with KU or not, their feedback, questions and ideas will be discussed with the fellow Belgian librarians.

Topics to be discussed can include: Brief introduction to KU, feedback on the current models for books and journals; wishes for expansion of the models and content; how to support their local researchers; how to promote Open Access within Belgian institutions etc. While the main language of the meeting will be in English, French will also be considered.

The meeting will take place on April 26, 2019 between 14:00 and 16:00 in the Salle de Conseil at KBR.

Dates: May 6th-June 2nd

Duration: 4 weeks

Credits: 1.5 CEUs

Price: US $175

In brief: Educators and instructional designers frequently emphasize the importance of scaffolding, through which learning supports are developed and later removed in order to help students build on prior learning, progressively strengthen their understandings and abilities, and ultimately to be more self-directed learners. Whether a teacher is designing a single class session, a series of class sessions, an assignment, an online learning object, or a credit course, scaffolding is a powerful technique that informs the entire instructional design process. Often, however, it does not receive the attention that it deserves. In this 4-week course participants will learn about various scaffolding techniques and will apply these to developing or revising an instruction plan of their choice.

Other scheduled courses:

New Directions for Information Literacy, June 3rd-July 14th



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