Conferences, Meetings, and Webinars 8/27/13

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Professional Growth & Development opportunities from SCLA/SELA; Great Lakes E-Resources Summit; California Academic and Research Library Association; Johns Hopkins University; North Carolina Library Association; and the Western New York & Ontario ACRL.

SCLA - SELA localroots - www.scla.orgSCLA/SELA 2013 Joint Conference

November 13-15, 2013
Greenville, SC

This will be the first time since 2002 that the South Carolina Library Association has held a joint meeting with the Southeastern Library Association.

In SCLA’s 98th year, be part of the “Local Roots, Regional Reach”. Network with colleagues in library and information services not only from across the state of South Carolina in SCLA, but also regionally with members in SELA (from twelve states.)

Register: Full Joint Conference information; Hotel: Westin Poinsett

Great Lakes E-Resources Summit September 23-24, 2013
Maumee Bay State Park Lodge and Conference Center, Oregon, Ohio

Please join us for the third annual Great Lakes E-Resources Summit. This year we have interesting and informative sessions planned with two exciting tracks to choose from: Open Access & Scholarly Communication and Licensing & Copyright.


  • Lucy Duhon, University of Toledo will get the conversation started with an introduction to Open Access
  • Dave Scherer of Purdue University will address open access initiatives at Purdue
  • Kristi Palmer IUPUI’s Digital Libraries Team Leader will discuss open peer review
  • Anneliese Taylor, UC-San Francisco’s Assistant Director Scholarly Communications & Collections will focus in on UCSF experience and the diverse landscape of scholarly communication

LICENSING & COPYRIGHT track features:

  • Cindy Kristof of Kent State University will lead off with a session on copyright
  • Tom Lipinski, Professor and Director of Kent State’s SLIS program and nationally-known expert on licensing and copyright will feature the top ten (more or less) licensing pitfalls
  • Nancy Beals (Wayne State University), Barb Dunham (The Ohio State University), Deberah England (Wright State University), and Andrea Langhurst (University of Notre Dame) will spotlight tips, tools and techniques that can improve license workflow
  • Kevin Smith, Duke University’s Director of Copyright & Scholarly Communications will address two sessions: copyright and licensing issues for developing technologies and making policy in the new intellectual property environment

We will also feature the ever-popular panel of experts to weigh in on these subjects.

To register:

Are your curious to find out how different libraries (academic, public and special) have made the switch to a new ILS? If so, please attend the California Academic and Research Library Association’s (CARL) webinar series “So you’re thinking of upgrading your ILS”.
The series of free webinars will be on Wednesday, October 9 from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Pacific Time and Wednesday, October 16 from 11:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time. The first webinar will include panelists that have switched to proprietary ILSs and the second will include panelists that have switched to open source ILSs…
The three Panelists for Wednesday October 9 are
  • Pearl Ly, Interim Assistant Dean, Library Services, Pasadena City College.
  • Dana M. Miller, Head of Metadata and Cataloging, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, University of Nevada Reno,
  • Jennifer D. Ware, Acquisitions Librarian, California State University, Sacramento,
The four Panelists for Wednesday October 16 are
  • Rogan Hamby, Managers Headquarters Library and Reference Services, York County Library Systems, South Carolina; Operations Manager, SCLENDS, a 19 library consortium, migration project manager.
  • Janel Kinlaw, Broadcast Librarian, National Public Radio,
  • George Williams, Access Services Manager, Latah County Library District, Idaho
  • Merrillene Wood, Interim Library Director, Western Nebraska Community College

Information on how to register for this series will be sent out in September!

Will the future of metadata be an evolution, revolution, or both? From serving as a descriptor of items and collections to now including people and places, the progression and repurposing of metadata is an exciting frontier, full of opportunities and challenges. Join us in person on 18 September at Johns Hopkins University (or virtually via live-streaming video) as we explore the powerful potential of metadata from a variety of insightful perspectives:

  • Paul Albert, Assistant Director of Research and Digital Services, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Anita de Waard, Vice President of Research Data Collaborations, Elsevier
  • James G. Neal, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, Columbia University
  • Barbara Preece, Director, Loyola/Notre Dame Library
  • Bob Schulz, Senior Product Manager, OCLC
  • Roberta Shaffer, Associate Librarian for Library Services, Library of Congress
  • Jackie Shieh, Coordinator, Resource Description, George Washington University Libraries
  • Winston Tabb, Dean of University Libraries and Museums, Johns Hopkins University

Register to attend in person >>

Register to participate virtually >>

NCLA - www.nclaonline.orgThe Government Resources Section of the North Carolina Library Association welcomes you to a series of webinars designed to help us all do better reference work by increasing our familiarity with government information resources, and by discovering the best strategies for navigating them.

Government and government-related websites are great places to find a wide variety of information useful to librarians and citizens. All too often,  they are overlooked and underutilized. This webinar highlights a number of official local, county, state, and federal sites, and also covers some very useful demographic, legal, and medical information resources. The resources used in the presentation slides are all hyperlinked, so you can start exploring as soon as the presentation is available…

We will meet together for Session #30, online on September 25 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (Eastern). Please RSVP for the Session by September 24 at 5:00 pm using this link:

Technical requirements: We will be using collaborative software called Blackboard Collaborate. It requires that you be able to download Java onto your computer, but you do not need any special software. After you RSVP, we will send you a link that you can use to test the software. If you have any questions, please contact Lynda Kellam ( You do not need a microphone as a chat system is available in the software, but you do need speakers or headphones.
The session will be recorded and made available after the live session, linked from the NCLA GRS web page (

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 – 12:00pm1:00pm

“The Western New York/Ontario chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries invites poster session proposals for our 2013 Fall Conference.  This year’s theme is “Publishing and Advancing Research,” and the conference will be held Friday, Oct. 18th, from 8:30am-4:00pm at the RIT Conference Center in West Henrietta, New York.  Poster presenters will receive a discounted conference registration rate of $60…

Proposals for the posters and any questions regarding the poster session should be submitted to Vice Programs Chair Amy Vilz at

The deadline for proposal submission is September 16, 2013.  Presenters will be notified of acceptance by September 23.

Conference registration rates:
WNY/O ACRL Members: $100
Join WNY/O ACRL Now and Save: $110 (if already an ACRL member) or $115 (ifnot an ACRL member)
Non-members: $120
Students: $50
Poster Presenters: $60″

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