ATG Conferences, Meetings, & Webinars 7/9/20

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ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

Session 4: August 10 – September 4

This four-week online course addresses the basic components of collection development and management (CDM) in libraries. Complete definition of collection development and collection management:

  • Collections policies and budgets as part of library planning
  • Collection development (selecting for and building collections)
  • Collection management (evaluating and making decisions about existing collections, including decisions about withdrawal, transfer, preservation)
  • Collection analysis—why and how to do it
  • Outreach, liaison, and marketing
  • Trends and some suggestions about the future for collection development and management

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Describe the range of CDM responsibilities and the required skills and competencies
  • List the elements in a collection development policy
  • Write a collection development policy
  • Explain the importance of collection analysis
  • Perform one or more types of analysis
  • Explain outreach and liaison responsibilities and be able to develop a plan to increase your activities in these areas

Who Should Attend:  

This is a fundamentals course that will appeal to anyone interested in the topic with no previous experience.


  • Brian Quinn, Coordinator of Collection Development, Texas Tech University
  • Jennifer Arnold, Director of Library Services, Central Piedmont Community College
  • Alexandria Arnold, Executive Director, Bernardsville (NJ) Public Library
  • Alison Armstrong, Collection Management Librarian, Radford University
  • Jennifer Matthews, Collection Strategy Librarian at Rowan University (NJ)
  • Edward Lener, Associate Director, Collection Management at Virginia Tech
  • Donna Smith, Assistant Head of Technical Services, Northern Kentucky University
  • Skye Hardesty, the Head of Collection Development, Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA)

Registration Fees:  $109 ALCTS Member and  $139 Non-member

The Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management is generously sponsored by Midwest Tape.

For additional details, registration links, and contact information see:

“Critical Thinking Bootcamp: Skills, Tools, and Resources to Help Patrons Navigate a World of Misinformation.”

Date & Time: August 4th from 9AM PT/12PM ET to 1PM PT/4PM ET
(Attendees are welcome to join for all or just pop in for the sessions they can.)

In a digital world, how can we educate patrons to spot and respond to misinformation? With the onslaught of false information surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, social demonstrations, and police brutality, the task of thinking critically to get to the truth is both more challenging and more important than ever. In this free virtual bootcamp, three librarians with experience teaching on the subject of critical thinking will share best practices and outside-the-box initiatives to support students as they learn about and research critical social issues. With sessions including “Misinformation, Disinformation, and COVID-19,” lightning talks, and opportunities to meet and collaborate with colleagues, attendees will leave and enter the new school year with not only a stronger sense of how to help their patrons combat misinformation, but also a detailed toolkit to help along the way.

Register for either the entire workshop or specific sessions.  


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Can’t stay the entire day? No worries—pop in and out or join for just a session!

All times are in Eastern Daylight Time.

12:00–12:10pm – Welcome 

12:10–12:30pm – Opening Keynote – Speaker announced soon

12:30–1:00pm – Misinformation, Disinformation, and COVID-19

Rosalind Tedford, Director of Research & Instruction at Wake Forest University, Dan Chibnall, STEM Librarian at Drake University, and Sarah Morris, Head of Instruction and Engagement and Subject Librarian for English at Emory University, will set the stage, explaining: 

  • What are misinformation and disinformation, and why does this matter in the university context 
  • How misinformation spreads through the resources and media students consume 
  • How the issues tied to the COVID-19 pandemic have exacerbated the problem 

1:00–1:10pm – Trivia and Networking Break 

1:10–1:50pm – Practices and Tools You Can Use 

Tedford, Morris, Chibnall, and Mila Steele, Executive Publisher at SAGE Publishing, will share strategies and resource ideas for helping librarians make critical thinkers of patrons.  

1:50–2:00pm – Trivia and Networking Break 

2:00–3:00pm – Lightning Talks 

Five-minute, quick-round presentations in which speakers share outside-the-box tools, strategies, events, and more that support their info-lit goals.

3:00–3:10pm – Trivia and Networking Break 

3:10–3:40pm – Breakout Groups  

Participants will meet in small virtual rooms with peers to discuss takeaways, actions, and what’s still needed to make progress with students.  

3:40pm–4:00pm – Wrap-up  

[email protected] Community Webinar

July 27, 2020, 15:00 UTC
July 29, 2020, 00:00 UTC  (July 28 Americas)

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from publishing industry experts from the US, Europe and Asia, and learn the impressive results of the global publishing survey developed by the W3C Publishing Business Group.  Understand how the [email protected] community is using these results to move forward and to engage your participation in many important new areas of standards work.

Featured speakers from Wiley, Rakuten Kobo, W.W. Norton, The DAISY Consortium, Fondazione LIA, Media Do Holdings, and Kadokawa/Bookwalker will present and take your questions live during this one-hour webinar.  Read more about the complete program agenda.

Register now for the date and time best suited for you: Monday, 27 July at 15:00 UTC, or Wednesday, 29 July at 00:00 UTC (28 July Americas).

Forecasting Costs for Biomedical Data Preservation: Public Briefing Webinar

Date: Mon, July 20, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
by NASEM Math and Statistics

Join the National Academies for a public briefing webinar about our recent report on life cycle decisions for biomedical research data

About this Event

Preserving and promoting access to data from biomedical research accelerates scientific discovery and improves health outcomes.  In order to plan for the disposition of these increasingly complex data sets, researchers and data archivists need to be able to accurately budget for the costs associated with long-term data curation.

Our recent report, Life Cycle Decisions for Biomedical Data: The Challenge of Forecasting Costsexamines approaches for forecasting costs for preserving, archiving, and promoting access to biomedical research data. This report provides a comprehensive conceptual framework for cost-effective decision making that encourages data accessibility and reuse for researchers, data managers, data scientists, and institutions that support platforms that enable biomedical research data preservation, discoverability, and use.

Learn more about the report by joining us for a public briefing webinar on July 20, 2020 from 2-3pm ET. During the webinar, members of the committee will discuss the key findings and conceptual framework presented in the report, followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

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