ATG Conferences, Meetings & Webinars 2/13/20

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ALCTS webinar: How to Calculate OA APC Spend for Your University

Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020

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

Description: Universities are hungry to know how much they spend on Open Access fees. This data is important to planning transformative and read and publish agreements, forming library strategy, and understanding scholarly communication on your campus.

Unfortunately, it hasn’t been easy to calculate how much your university is spending on Open Access.

Come learn how recent developments in data sources and tools have made this easier. We will discuss the underlying concepts behind calculating OA article-processing fee (APC) spend, and provide you with paths to calculate the Open Access fees paid by your institution.

Learning outcomes:

This webinar will give an overview on how to estimate the amount of money spent across a university on Open Access fees. It will discuss underlying concepts behind calculating OA article-processing fee (APC) spend and give an overview of useful data sources.

Who should attend?  

Librarians and research officers looking to understand how much money their university is spending on open access article processing fees (APCs).


Dr. Heather Piwowar is a cofounder of Our Research, the nonprofit behind Unpaywall. Unpaywall powers the Open Access links in major discovery systems (Scopus, Web of Science) and the free browser extension used by more than 250,000 people worldwide. Heather got her bachelors and masters at MIT, worked as a computer programmer for 10 years, went back to school for her Ph.D, and has been an advocate for open science ever since.


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

AAAS, Pacific Division Annual Conference

Location: Ashland, OR
Date: June 16-20, 2020

Call For Papers: Library Science Symposium

General and Interdisciplinary Section

(Conference info:

Final deadline for submission: April 1, 2020.

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis, so early submission is highly encouraged!

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Pacific Division is hosting a Library Science Symposium under their General and Interdisciplinary Section.

For this symposium, we are interested in any and all topics related to the theory and practice of librarianship in academia, including:

  • Libraries in the learning environment
  • Library advocacy and community building
  • Library leadership and management
  • Evolving roles of libraries and librarians
  • Instruction and reference services
  • Collection development, cataloging, and access
  • Digitization projects, 3D printing, and institutional repositories
  • Innovative technologies or techniques applied to academic libraries

We will consider proposals for individual presentations, panels organized around a theme, and poster sessions. Oral presentations are typically scheduled for 30 minutes, with 25 minutes for speaking and 5 minutes for questions. However, exceptions can be made. Please contact the symposium coordinators for special arrangements.

Student papers, panels, or poster sessions are welcomed and highly encouraged.

Developing Signature Pedagogies in Information Literacy

Monday, 2/17/2020 – Saturday, 3/14/2020

Signature pedagogies are specific ways of teaching that move students to develop the habits of mind of a professional or disciplinarian (Ciccone, 2009). This concept is widely discussed in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning literature in other disciplines, but has yet to make its way into common conversation in information literacy. Throughout the four weeks, participants will spend time in conversation to deepen their understanding of the mental processes they go through when they work with information, while also discussing commonly used pedagogies to teach information literacy. Participants can expect to engage in readings and discussion about signature pedagogies. The end product in the course will be a lesson plan that includes the use of an identified pedagogy that teaches habits of mind necessary to be literate in information.

Learning Outcomes

After attending this class, participants will be able to:

  • Define signature pedagogies and habits of mind
  • Describe habits of mind necessary to be information literate
  • Identify and explain signature pedagogies in information literacy
  • Develop information literacy lessons that use signature pedagogies…


Lauren Hays, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology at the University of Central Missouri. Previously, she was the Instructional and Research Librarian at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS where she enjoyed teaching and being a member of the Faculty Development Committee. She has presented widely on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, including at the annual conference for the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and she was the 2017 speaker on SoTL for the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee’s Midwinter Discussion. Her professional interests include SoTL, teaching, information literacy, educational technology, library and information science education, teacher identity, and academic development. On a personal note, she loves dogs, traveling, and home.

Discovery the Benefits of your FirstSearch/WorldCat Discovery subscription

Refresh your knowledge of WorldCat searching through FirstSearch and WorldCat Discovery and learn how your library’s subscription gives you a view into the collections of thousands of libraries worldwide.

Join this 60-minute webinar to learn how your FirstSearch/WorldCat Discovery subscription:

  • gives you a view into the collections of thousands of libraries worldwide
  • allows precision searching for library staff and expert searchers in FirstSearch to quickly identify known items and resources
  • delivers visibility on from search engines and popular websites such as Wikipedia, Goodreads, Google Scholar and Google Books

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