Conferences and Meetings 3/27/12

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Conferences, meetings and webinars offered by ALPSP; SPARC; ALCTS; LOEX and the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community.

ALPSP International Conference 2012 – SAGE Library Travel Grant

For the second year, as part of its sponsorship, SAGE is offering a librarian or information professional a place at the ALPSP International Conference from 11-13 September (

To enter the competition to win a sponsored place, answer the following question via Twitter or email in 140 characters or less:  Why should librarians be talking to publishers in 2012? Send your answer to @SAGElibraryNews tagged with #ALPSP or email to closing date is 25 May. See for full details.

Building New Measures for Impact: Article Level Metrics

This is a free SPARC online event scheduled for Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 12:00 – 1:00PM EST.  This webcast will focus on information on article level metrics featuring Peter Binfield.  Article-LevelMetrics (ALMs) are used “to track transparent and  comprehensive information about the usage and reach of published articles  – rather than journals – so that the academic community has another avenue to help assess their value.  The first publisher to use them was the Public Library of Science (PLoS).

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Acquisitions

Next session: April 16–May 11

This is a four-week online course that focuses on the basics of library acquisitions:
– goals and methods of acquiring monographs and serials
– financial management of library collections budgets
– relationships among acquisitions librarians, library booksellers, subscription agents, and publishers.
This course provides a broad overview of the operations involved in acquiring materials after the selection decision is made.

This course is one-third of the Collection Management Elective course approved by the Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSCP). Collection Management Elective FAQ
For additional details including fees, registration links, and contact information see:

The LOEX of the West 2012 Conference will be held on the campus of Woodbury University in Burbank, CA from June 6-8, 2012.

Arising from an interest to provide a library user education conference in the West, the first LOEX of the West conference was held at Willamette University in June 1994, with the theme “Cultivating the Electronic Landscape: Teaching and Learning in a Climate of Constant Change.” The success of this conference led to another in June 1996 at University of Washington, Seattle, with the theme “Collaboration and Instructional Design in a Virtual Environment.” The conference has continued since then every 2 years.  This year the theme is Creative Landscapes:  Information Literacy for all Terrains.  Registration will open for presenters only at 9 AM on Monday, March 19.  General registration will open at 9 AM on Monday, March 26.  All times Pacific Daylight Time.

You can register here: and for more information, please go to the conference website at:  (The deadline for proposal submissions has passed.)

Lessons for Learning: Putting Project Information Literacy to Work

Steven Bell and John Shank, co-founders of the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community and their guest, Dr. Michael Eisenberg  , invite you to join them for a live webcast event that will explore Project Information Literacy (PIL), a multi-year investigation of what it’s like to be a student in the digital age. Findings from the various studies confirm that students now face problems—and opportunities—due to abundance of information rather than scarcity. In this webcast presentation, Dr. Eisenberg, co-Principal Investigator on PIL, delves into the implications of PIL findings for learning, teaching, and library services, resources, and facilities… Join us for the discussion on “Putting Project Information Literacy to Work” which will take place on Thursday, April 4, 2012 at 4 pm. EDT.

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