ATG Conferences, Meetings & Webinars 9/9/20

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Creating a Strategic Library Communication Plan to Convey the Library’s Value and Values (ALCTS webinar)

Date: Wednesday, 9/16/2020

  • 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)

A coordinated and strategic plan for communication and outreach strengthens your library’s value by creating a common experience and understanding by your library community, including users, boards, administrators, and donors as well as search engines and social media networks. This plan keeps the library focused on objectives from the strategic plan and not straying beyond the plan, which could otherwise drain resources from what is trying to be achieved. This webinar outlines the purpose and development of a library’s values, mission, and vision statements, a strategic plan, a communication plan, and the embedding of that plan in organizational culture.

Learning Outcomes

In this webinar, attendees will learn:

  • How to create a mission statement, vision statement, values statement, strategic plan, and, ultimately, a communication plan;
  • How to embed these statements and plans in the organizational culture;
  • How to apply specific tools and templates to create a communication plan for your library; and
  • How to keep a communication plan an actively used resource in your library.

Who Should Attend

Library managers and leaders


Doralyn Rossmann is Associate Professor and Head of Digital Library Initiatives at Montana State University (MSU) in Bozeman, Montana. She holds an MSLS from UNC-Chapel Hill and an MPA from MSU. Her research includes public budgeting, social media practices, and organizational structures and communication. This presentation builds on her series of articles in Library Leadership & Management.

Regarding Library Database Cleanup (ALCTS e-Forum)

Tuesday, 10/6/2020 – Wednesday, 10/7/2020 [show times]

Library metadata rarely remains static. We need to clean up data for many reasons: changing metadata schemes, practices, or purchasing vendors, system migrations, incorrect or missing data, physical moves of resources, “cataloging anomalies”, etc. In this e-Forum, participants will share tools, techniques, advice, and best practices for both batch and manual database cleanup projects of all types of data: bibliographic, acquisition, and patron data. 

Learning Outcomes

In this e-Forum, attendees will explore:

  • Reasons to perform database cleanup projects;
  • Best practices for cleaning up library databases and documenting their projects;
  • Possible database cleanup projects for their institutions

Who Should Attend

Technical services librarians and staff who have experience or would like to gain experience performing library database cleanup


Julene Jones is the interim coordinator of library assessment at the University of Kentucky. Prior to this she was the Head of Database Integrity at the University of Kentucky where she was responsible for many things, but primarily for running reports, maintaining the consistency of the database, and authority control.

Emily Williams is the Cataloging & Metadata Librarian at Georgia State University. Her claim to fame is inadvertently avoiding GSU’s library consolidation while serving as Kennesaw State University’s Metadata and Resource Management Librarian. She returned to GSU after their ILS migration was complete. Her responsibilities are varied, and a main focus is wrangling the one-time ebook purchases and licensed streaming videos. Batch cataloging wouldn’t be in her vocabulary if it weren’t for Susan Wynne.

Susan Wynne is the Discovery & Metadata Librarian at the University of Wyoming. Previously, she was the Catalog Management Librarian (aka catalog wrangler) at the University of Iowa, and Cataloging & Metadata Librarian at Georgia State University. Her favorite database maintenance project is deleting records and her first approach to any problem, in work or life, is to make a spreadsheet

Cost: Free

How to Register

You must register your email address to subscribe to or access an electronic discussion list on ALA’s Mailing List Service. Find instructions for subscribing online.

ALPSP Virtual Conference & Awards 2020: 16-18 September

Theme: The legacy of COVID-19 on scholarly communication

Follow #alpsp2020 on TwitterFacebook, and join our LinkedIn Conference Group for networking.  

Book your place:

With only one week to go, we can’t wait to kick-off this year’s ALPSP Virtual Conference and Awards next Wednesday!

You can gain free access to the Keynote presentation and Awards on 16 September, with a fee for the main conference programme on 17 and 18 September. We are offering generous group discounts – still time to book your place before registration closes this Friday. Don’t forget to register for the ALPSP quiz which will be virtual this year, and provide a great opportunity to network with others. 

Download the ALPSP Virtual Conference and Awards programme and view who is attending.

Take a look at the ALPSP blog to find out more about our sponsors and award finalists.

“International open access practices: Strategies beyond the APC model.”  

Please join the IFLA Serials & Other Continuing Resources Committee (SOCRS) on 21 September 2020, at 16.00 CEST for our webinar titled
Description:Increasingly, the governments and private organizations which fund research are mandating that the research outputs they support are made available as open access content. These efforts are impacting both established and growing efforts to share research widely.

This panel discussion will feature four presentations that address how large-scale developments in open access, particularly in regard to those emphasizing the article processing charge (APC) model, are impacting or influencing other programs which enhance access to scholarly content under different models. A Question and Answer session will follow.

The event’s speakers will discuss the Open Library of Humanities, research database integration of open access content in Iran, an overview of the open access mandates and policies of Latin American countries, and the Research4Life program.
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