A Midwinter update; SPARC Open Access meeting; an ARL webcast; and the Bielefeld Conference 2012.
Mary W. Ghikas, ALA – Senior Associate Executive Director, has posted this PDF file that offers a pre-midwinter update. It highlights hot topics, key meetings, workshops, events, and the JOBLIST Placement Center. from the upcoming ALA Midwinter meeting. The meeting is being held in January 20-24 in Dallas, TX.
“SPARC has announced that John Wilbanks, Fellow of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and recent Vice President of Science at Creative Commons, will deliver the opening keynote address at its March Open Access meeting, at the Kansas City Intercontinental Hotel, March 11 through 13, 2012… Wilbanks will bring his unique experience and perspective to an exploration of the intersection of Open Access to articles, data and open educational resources, and examine the ways various stakeholder communities are responding to new opportunities. He’ll help to identify issues and opportunities for collective action emerging at the point of convergence for the library community to consider.”
“ARL is offering a free webcast on Thursday, January 26, 3:00–4:00 p.m. eastern time, to discuss the forthcoming ARL Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries. The Code facilitators—Patricia Aufderheide of the Center for Social Media at American University, Brandon Butler of ARL, and Peter Jaszi of the American University Law School—will deliver a brief presentation on the contents of the Code, followed by a question-and-answer session… Register online to participate in this free webcast. ARL encourages groups, as well as individuals, to attend the webcast.”
Scheduled for 24 – 26 April 2012 at the Bielefeld Convention Center in Bielefeld, Germany, the conference “will provide ideas to renew structures of documents, data, services and organisations, i.e. the Conference will present a vision of future INFO-Structures.”
“The preliminary programme of the Bielefeld Conference 2012, registration forms and all other information about the conference is available at: http://conference.ub.uni-bielefeld.de. The website will be updated regularly. Please follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Bi_Conf2012”
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.