Equity in Action: Fostering an Antiracist Library Culture (an LJ Online Course)
In this multifaceted online course, you’ll complete work to ensure that your collections, programs, services, and staff culture are diverse, equitable, and inclusive—with personal coaching from experts from libraries and beyond.
Live Interactive Sessions: Tuesdays: September 29, October 6 & 13, from 2-4 PM ET. Plus, self-guided options and additional bonus content offered so you can follow along at your own pace.
Live sessions bridged with online workshops, video lessons, assignments, discussions, and resources designed to help you build your own diversity initiative.
In this course, you will learn from experts in speaker sessions created specifically for library professionals. You’ll learn about the concrete actions library leaders are taking to make their libraries antiracist today and in the future, and the tools that make it possible. Practical coursework, along with targeted support, will take you from theory to application, helping you to transform your library services to better meet the needs of all your users—and bring in new ones.
August 10, 10.00am – 11.00am ET
Learn about the proposed categories for Seamless Access — Authentication Only, Anonymous Authorization, and Pseudonymous Authorization — in this webinar with SeamlessAccess.org Program Director, Heather Flanagan. Together with moderator, Jason Griffey, Director of Strategic Initiatives at NISO, she will review each of these entity categories as part of our efforts to gather community feedback during the public consultation period.
FREE for everyone — RSVP using this form to receive individual joining instructions!
August 12 and 19, 1.00pm – 2.30pm ET
Part One: By Faculty and For Students: Supporting Open Educational Resources (August 12) addresses how and why librarians, faculty, and others can support the creation and use of open textbooks and other resources. Confirmed speakers include Perry Collins, Scholarly Communications Librarian, University of Florida; Anita Walz, Assistant Director for Open Education and Scholarly Communication Librarian, Virginia Tech; and Apurva Ashok, Program Manager, Rebus Foundation.
Part Two: Open Access Monographs: What You Need To Know (August 19), focuses on who is delivering open access monographs, what business models they are using, and how to improve discoverability. Confirmed speakers include Charles Watkinson, Director, University of Michigan Press and Associate University Librarian, Publishing, University of Michigan; Barbara K. Pope, Director, Johns Hopkins University Press; and Frances Pinter, Executive Chair of the Central European University Press and Founder of Knowledge Unlatched.
Register here for one or both webinars — FREE for NISO members!
August 26, 12.00pm – 4.00pm ET
This virtual conference will address how search technologies have progressed as well as discussing emerging issues around discovery and retrieval. Speaker information will be available shortly on the event page.
Register here — unlimited number of attendees from your organization, discount for NISO members!
COMING SOON FROM NISO!
- September 9, 1.00pm – 2.30pm ET — Webinar: Demonstrating the Return On Investment: The Library’s Role and Contribution (FREE FOR NISO MEMBERS)
- September 16, 12.00pm – 4.00pm ET — Virtual Conference: Privacy in the Age of Surveillance: Everyone’s Concern (DISCOUNTED REGISTRATION FOR NISO MEMBERS)
- Starting September 18, 11.00am – 12.30pm — Training Series: Assessment Practices and Metrics in a 21st Century Pandemic (EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION OPEN THROUGH SEPTEMBER 1)
For more than a decade, the VuFind Community has been building the most flexible and feature-rich open source discovery system for libraries all over the world. While having our center at Falvey Memorial Library (Villanova University, Philadelphia) the community is international and many activities take place in national and local communities. In this year’s Virtual VuFind Summit we want to bring together the international community despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting restrictions in traveling and social distancing – not to mention the health risks – in order to share our knowledge both within the community and with interested librarians and other potential new adopters.
Therefore we call for participation at the Virtual VuFind Summit 2020, taking place from 29 September until 1 October 2020 – having the maintracks take place from 01:00 pm UTC until 04:00 pm UTC…
Accepted formats for the summit
- Talks – 20 minutes with additional 10 minutes q&a (in English language, please let us know if you have time preferences).
- Lightning Talks – registration will be provided at the summit (in English language).
- Training – hands-on session on specific practical topics of variable length (in English language, please let us know if you have time preferences).
- Custom – any other contribution which opens space for participation and engagement (any language, any time).
Deadline / Submission Details
Please submit your applications for talks or any other contribution through the online submission form before 21 August 12 pm UTC+2.