Professional Growth and Development opportunities from ARL; ALCTS; the Coalition for Network Information; ALA Editions and Information Today and SLA
Sunday, June 30th, 2013; 10:30-11:30am; McCormick Place Convention Center – MCP-S102bc.
Consortial Demand Driven Acquisitions (DDA) purchasing has the potential for sharing costs and collections across libraries, but there are also unique challenges for both librarians and vendors. Librarians from the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries consortium and OhioLINK will discuss their experiences with setting up consortial DDA programs…
Coalition for Network Information again this year will serve as a cooperating organization for Open Repositories 2013, the premiere conference for digital repositories. The event will be held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, July 8-12.
The full schedule of events is now online, including information about keynote speakers:
Consult the meeting website for more details: http://or2013.net/
4-week eCourse with Magda El-Sherbini – Beginning Monday, August 5, 2013
After taking this course you will be able to:
- Explain the conceptual difference between AACR2 and RDA
- Craft cataloging policies and procedures
- Create a staff training plan
- Draft an RDA implementation plan
- Craft strategies for communicating about RDA throughout the library
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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.