Time: Aug 12, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Description: How are institutions disseminating peer reviewed content? How is content dissemination being impacted in the COVID-19 pandemic? As we plan for tomorrow, what do you foresee?
Join us in this interactive panel discussion moderated by Adam Chesler, Director of Global Sales at AIP Publishing, as he guides us through a conversation with guest panelists: Lei Jin (Ryerson University), Scott Pope (Texas State University), and Brian Simboli (Lehigh University), as they share how content at their institution was disseminated pre Covid-19, how they have adapted to the current environment, and their plans for navigating in a New Era.
Bridge over Troubled Water – how do we span the Digital Divide? (A Research Information webcast)
Date & Time: Thursday 13 August 2020 @ 3:00pm BST (British Summer Time)
Covid-19 and the need for social distancing has meant that university libraries are now operating on a largely digital, and therefore remote, basis. This has exacerbated the digital divide for students and researchers who can’t afford the equipment necessary to work remotely, or who live in areas where wifi (and even mobile phone reception) is not available.
The panel comprises three members of the academic library community around the world for whom this has been an issue; we aim to find out how they are dealing with it now and their plans for the future.
The panel will feature:
- Elaine L. Westbrooks. Vice provost of university libraries and university librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Elaine is responsible for the leadership and general administration of the university libraries.
- David Prosser: Executive director of RLUK, which is a consortium of the most significant research libraries in the UK and Ireland, and whose purpose is to shape the research library agenda.
- Nkem Osuigwe: Human capacity development and training director at AFLIA – the African Library and Information Associations and Institutions.
In this webcast the panel will define the concept of the digital divide as it relates to them, their organisations and their countries, how the divide has been exacerbated – or otherwise – by the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, how they have been dealing with the situation as it affects them, and what plans they have to bridge the digital divide in the future.
We invite not only librarians and information professionals, but researchers, publishers and other commercial operators to join us for what will be a most entertaining and informative webcast.
How to Use Interviews for Assessment in Libraries (ALCTS Webinar)
Date: Wednesday, 8/26/2020
- 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
- 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
- 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
- 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)
Do you need feedback from stakeholders at your library? Are surveys not doing the job? Interviews are a more thorough and personal way to get actionable information, but they can be complicated and time-consuming. Learn all the steps needed to do successful interview-based research, including how to get IRB approval, choose interviewees, create questions, assemble recording and transcription tools, protect privacy, identify themes/codes, and reach conclusions you can do something with.
At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:
- decide when interviews would be better than surveys
- determine when Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval is needed and be able to complete the necessary steps to get it
- conduct successful interviews and turn them into discrete chunks of information that can be acted on
Presenter: Dan Broadbent supports the research and teaching needs for students and professors at Brigham Young University in the fields of Physics, Astronomy, Math, Math Education, Computer Science, Statistics, Information Technology and Cybersecurity…
All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to the recorded session so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.
Theme: The legacy of COVID-19 on scholarly communication
Pre-conference – 8 September
Conference – 16-18 September
Join us for our 2020 conference which will run over three sessions from 16-18 September, with the AGM and Awards Finalists Session on 8 September. As the conference is virtual, this is a great opportunity for you to encourage all of your colleagues to attend. You will have no hotel or travel costs and we are offering generous group discounts – members can book one place for £100 and any additional places are just £30. Full details are on our website.
Register your place: https://www.alpsp.org/Conference
Wednesday 16 September
- Keynote and ALPSP Awards Winners Announcement – free registration
Thursday 17 September
- Transparency and trust in scholarly communication: Changing access, business models and funding
Session 1: What’s the long-term legacy of COVID-19 on trust and transparency
Session 2: Discussing a global direction on Open Access and Open Research
Session 3: Business models for OA and OS in a post COVID world
Friday 18 September
- Career development, accessibility of publishing and wellbeing
Session 4: COVID-19 Fallout: A discussion
Session 5: Creating a supportive and inclusive industry following the pandemic
Session 6: Post COVID-19, how do we diversify the publishing industry?
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.