Professional Growth and Development Opportunities from ALCTS; Amigos; i3 2013; NISO and OCLC.

 Techniques for Electronic Resource Management: an ALCTS preconference in Chicago

On Friday, June 28, at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “Techniques for Electronic Resource Management (TERMS): Crowdsourcing for Best Practices.”  This all day preconference, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., introduces attendees to best practices in TERMS.   Register through the 2013 ALA Annual Conference website. The cost for each:  $219 for ALCTS members; $269 for ALA members; $99 for retired members and students; $319 for non-members.  Select event ALC4…

This preconference is presented by Jill Emery, Portland State University (Ore.) and Graham Stone, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield (U.K.)…

For more information, visit the ALCTS preconference webpage.  For questions, contact Julie Reese,

“…This virtual (ALCTS ) preconference will lay down the basic elements of a loan agreement, including legal and financial expectations of both parties and the care and preservation of the borrowed item. A case study will offer advice and tips on creating a loan agreement from scratch, as well as direct participants to existing resources.

This virtual preconference is comprised of three one-hour sessions over three days, Tuesday, June 18–Thursday, June 20..  Sessions begin each day at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, 2pm Eastern.


  • Kristina Bottomley,  Registrar, Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University
  • Tonia Grafakos, Conservation Librarian, Northwestern University Library
  • Sara Stigberg, Acting Art Collection Public Services Librarian, Northwestern University Library

PHP and JavaScript Basics Offered

Are you ready to learn PHP and/or JavaScript Basics? If you answered yes, then join us this May and June for two interactive classes to get you started.

PHP Basics will show you how to incorporate PHP into HTML files, write basic PHP scripts, process form input, and write and use functions. JavaScript Basics will introduce JavaScript, show you how to write your own simple scripts, and demonstrate how to incorporate pre-written scripts into your web pages. Remember to sign up before the Early Bird deadline for registration savings!

PHP Basics
May 28, 30, June 4, 6
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CDT
Note: Registration closes for this class on May 21.

JavaScript Basics
June 18, 20, 25, 27
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CDT
Early Bird Registration Deadline: May 28, 2013

Conference to be held at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK. 25-28 June 2013

Key note speakers in 2013

Dr. Annemaree Lloyd (School of Information Studies, Charles Sturt University), Prof. Jane McKenzie (Director of the KM Forum, Henley Business School, University of Reading), Dr. Adam Rutherford (Editor of Nature, science writer and broadcaster for the BBC and Channel 4) and Dr. Christine Urquhart, Department of Information Studies, Aberystwyth University.

i³ is concerned with the quality and effectiveness of the interaction between people and information and how this interaction can bring about change. The conference will look beyond the issues of use and accessibility of technology to questions about the way people interact with the information and knowledge content of today’s systems and services, and how this might ultimately affect the impact of that information on individuals, organisations and communities.

Conference themes include:

  • the quality and effectiveness of user/information interactions (e.g. information literacy);
  • patterns of information behaviour in different contexts;
  • impact of information or information services on people, organisations, communities and society (e.g. social, learning, cultural and economic outcomes of engagement with information); and
  • more effective use of information in decision making.

To register for the i³ 2013 Conference or for any further information please visit, or contact the conference team at

NISO events for May

May 13

NISO Open Teleconference – Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO

May 22

NISO/DCMI Webinar – John Fereira, a senior programmer/analyst and technology strategist at Cornell University

 OCLC Research to Host Managing Research Data—from Goals to Reality Webinar 11 AM-12 PM ET on 14 May 2013

“All OCLC Research Library Partners are invited to join this dialog between Sally Rumsey, Digital Research Librarian at the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, and Wendy Kozlowski, Science Data and Metadata Librarian at Cornell University, about how they are managing research data—the raw output of research investigations, not the resulting reports. Sally and Wendy will both will provide the context in which they are handling research data, including their goals, current activities and plans, with demonstrations of the systems they are developing…

OCLC Research Program Officer Karen Smith-Yoshimura will provide an overview of OCLC Research activities in various aspects of dataset curation and will facilitate the discussion.

OCLC Research Library Partners are invited to register* to join us for 60 minutes of presentation and discussion in this free webinar.

A recording of this webinar will be made publicly available on our website, on YouTube and in iTunes in March…”