Conference and meeting opportunities from ALCTS; NISO; and the NTNU University Library.
Date: August 15, 2012
All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.
Description: The Sudden Selector’s Guide to Biology Resources details the most important sources of biology and life science information. Author Flora Shrode will discuss the process of gathering all of these sources for the book and will give advice on being a new selector in an unfamiliar subject area. A complimentary session about the Sudden Selector’s Guide to Chemistry Resources will be held on August 22, 2012.
Who should attend? Librarians new to selecting in Biology; high school teachers; school librarians, public librarians
Presenter: Flora Shrode, Science Subject Librarian, Utah State University Libraries. Flora has worked as a science librarian since 1989. After earning a bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of Tennessee and a M.S.L.I.S. from the University of Texas at Austin, she began her career at Virginia Tech with duties in reference, instruction, and collection development and as liaison to departments in agriculture, life sciences, and chemistry. Flora moved to the University Libraries at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she served as science coordinator and selector for biology, chemistry, and geology. She is currently subject librarian for those same disciplines at Utah State University, where she has worked since 2001, and where she is also Head of Reference & Instruction Services.
Registration Fees: $39 ALCTS Member; $49 Non-member; $39 International; $99 Group (a group of people that will watch it together).
For additional information and access to registrations links, please go to the following website:
September 24, 2012; Denver, CO
About the Forum
As data creation increases exponentially across nearly all scholarly disciplines, new roles and requirements are rising to meet the challenges in organization, identification, description, publication, discovery, citation, preservation, and curation to allow these materials to realize their potential in support of data-driven, often interdisciplinary research. This Forum will focus on several new initiatives to improve community practice on data citation and data discovery.
If paying by credit card, register online.
Registration closes September 20, 2012. After that date, a processing fee of $50 will be added. This also applies to any on-site registration.
NISO Voting and LSA Members:
Early-Bird (Ends 9/10/2012): $250.00
Late/On-site (Begins 9/19/2012): $325.00
Early-Bird (Ends 9/10/2012): $275.00
On-site (Begins 9/19/2012): $350.00
Session: September 10 – October 5, 2012
This is a four-week online course that introduces participants to the principles, policies and practices of preservation in libraries and archives. It is designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all levels of responsibility. Provides tools to begin extending the useful life of library collections.
- Preservation as a formal library function, and how it reflects and supports the institutional mission
- The primary role of preventive care, including good storage conditions, emergency planning, and careful handling of collections
- The history and manufacture of physical formats and how this impacts on preservation options
- Standard methods of care and repair, as well as reformatting options
- Challenges in preserving digital content and what the implications are for the future of scholarship
This course is one-third of the Collection Management Elective course approved by the Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSCP).
Registration Fees: $109 ALCTS Member and $129 Non-member
For additional details, registration, and contact information please
For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For all other questions or comments related to the web courses, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or email@example.com.
International conference on emerging technologies in academic libraries 2012
1-3 October 2012, Trondheim, Norway
This is the second international conference for academic librarians, information professionals, academic staff, students, library system developers and suppliers, among others. The conference aims to provide answers to the following questions: What can academic libraries do to address change? How can we adapt? Which technologies can/should/must we use/create?
• Herbert Van de Sompel, Research Library of the Los Alamos National Laboratory
• Karen Coyle, Berkeley, CA, USA,
• Brian Kelly, UKOLN, University of Bath,
• Rudolf Mumenthaler, University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur
• Eirik Newth, Norwegian astrophysicist, writer of popular science for children, and media personality,
• Paul Harvey, OCLC, United Kingdom,
• Jens Vigen, CERN Scientific Information Service, Switzerland,
• Rurik Thomas Greenall, Statoil (Norway),
The conference is hosted by NTNU University Library, the Library of the Norwegian University of science and technology in Trondheim, Norway: <http://www.ntnu.edu/ub>
Earlybird registration before 1 August 2012: EUR 460 Registration after 1 August 2012: EUR 527 Conference dates: 1-3 October 2012
Direct link for registration >http://emtacl.com/registration/>
For additional information, please visit the conference website: <http://www.emtacl.com or email us firstname.lastname@example.org
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.