ATG Conferences, Meetings & Webinars 5/13/20

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ALA Virtual, Community Through Connection 

Dates: June 24-26, 2020

An online event with educational programming, special author events, and social networking.

Event Highlights:

  • educational sessions available in an on-demand format
  • notable featured speakers
  • COVID-19 information for libraries
  • live chats with authors
  • live-streamed presentations
  • a virtual Exhibit Hall
  • networking opportunities with peers via social activities

Join us in this virtual space as we learn, grow, and most importantly, lean on our fellow librarians and library workers while we adapt and evolve in these changing times. 

For updates, follow #alavirtual20

Registration is NOW OPEN!

Please Note: Registration will close on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, Noon Central.

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For those who opted to transfer their 2020 ALA Annual Conference registration to the virtual event, your registration for ALA Virtual is complete and you don’t have to do anything!  A confirmation will be sent after Registration opens.


ACRL 2021 Proposal Deadline Extended to May 22

ACRL has extended the proposal deadline for the ACRL 2021 Conference, “Ascending into an Open Future,” to be held April 14-17, 2021, in Seattle. We know there’s a lot going on right now, so we’ve extended the contributed paper, panel session, preconference, and workshop proposal deadline to Friday, May 22.

A Format for Everyone
ACRL 2021
offers a variety of options for participation and features nine session formats to suit a wide range of presentation and learning styles to share your research and creative endeavors with your colleagues. Review the proposal elements and consult the conference tags to stimulate your thinking and position your proposal within the conference theme. Submit proposals via the online form available on the conference website.

Why Present?
Especially now, today’s higher education environment calls for innovative ways to support student, faculty, and institution success. Through the efforts of talented library workers, today’s academic and research libraries are providing more open and inclusive collections and services. Through our Core Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and dedication to open and equitable scholarship, ACRL strives to develop an inclusive conference program that will reflect the library community’s diverse range of race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, economic background, age, and/or ability. We also seek presenters and topics from all types of libraries, positions, and experiences, including nonlibrary faculty, staff, and administrators.

Due Dates
Contributed paper, panel session, preconference, and workshop proposals are due May 22, 2020. Lightning talk, digital poster session, roundtable discussion, TechConnect, and virtual conference webcast proposals are due October 9, 2020.

Questions should be directed to Margot Conahan at [email protected].


University Press Redux Online – ALPSP

We are delighted to be running a series of open, online events to replace this year’s Redux Conference, in association with Cambridge University Press. The content will be hosted on Cambridge Open Engage.

These webinars will be free to attend but you will need to register.  We are grateful to all of our sponsors and funders whose support is making this possible. 

Learn more and register here

Contact us

If you would like more details about Redux Online including support and sponsorship, please contact: Susie Brown E: [email protected] T: +44 (0)1494 784446 or Lesley Ogg E: [email protected] +44 (0)7740 702848 Thursday 21 May 2020

Redux Online – Money and Mission

Redux Online Webinar 2.10:00 EDT; 15:00 BST; 16:00 CEST more > Thursday 25 June 2020

Peter Berkery, Executive Director, Association of University Presses
Ian Pleace, Chair, Goldsmiths Press
Lisa Quinn, Director, Wilfred Laurier University Press
Charles Watkinson, Associate University Librarian, University of Michigan Library

In this panel, diverse perspectives will weigh in on how university presses might think about balancing mission and money going forward.

Redux Online – Open Access business models for books and journals

Thursday 25 June 2020 online 10:00 – 11:30 EDT (New York); 15:00 – 16:30 BST (UK); 16:00 – 17:30 CEST (Central Europe) more

When it comes to a healthy OA publishing ecosystem, diversity in business models may be key. To avoid a mere shift from reader pays to author pays system, publishers are exploring new models to make OA content sustainable on both the books and journals fronts.

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