Conferences, Meetings & Webinars 1/6/14

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Professional Growth and Development opportunities from:




 A $295 Early Bird rate is available for on-site attendees through Monday. Register now:

[View table with rates here:]

ER&L WORKSHOP LINE UP — End the flurry of learning in Austin with a new skill and a fresh perspective on your work with a workshop. Topics span Python concepts, Project Management for libraries, TERMS workflow, Data audits and Organizational Leadership among others. View the 1/2 day workshops course list just released by ER&L:

  1. Developing Workflow from TERMS: Techniques for Electronic Resource Management
  2. Influencing & Improving Products: Structured Interface Reviews
  3. Introduction to Project Management for Libraries
  4. Outsourcing Work to Your Computer
  5. Electronic Resources & Data Management: A Love Story
  6. Forever Changes: Cultivating Resilience in Times of Challenge and Uncertainty
  7. IMPROV in the workplace? Improve in the workplace. Using improvisation techniques to cultivate dynamic and effective communication at work (or anywhere)

Access the Preliminary Program Search Tool –>

View a Preliminary list of Sessions by Track –>


  • January 6 | Early Registration Rate Deadline 
  • January 7 | Regular Registration rates begin
  • January 24 | Full Program w/ Presentations Times Available 
  • Feb 20 | Regular Registration Closes 
  • Mar 7-11 | SXSW Interactive
  • Mar 16-19 | ER&L 2014  in Austin, Texas or Online
  • March 19 | ER&L Workshops

Jan. 8-9, 2014

Hosted by:

  • John Sandstrom, Manager, Acquisitions Unit at New Mexico State University
  • Beth Thomsett-Scott,  Interim Head of the Discovery Park Library at the University of North Texas (UNT)

Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!

Each day, discussion begins and ends at:

Pacific: 7am – 3pm
Mountain: 8am – 4pm
Central: 9am – 5pm
Eastern: 10am – 6pm

…Today we are in a period of rapid change in cataloging.  There are many pressures on cataloging units, including outsourcing, decreasing resources, increasing costs, and changes to the very foundations of the work we do.  With the implementation of RDA, the expansion of discovery services, and the changing needs of library patrons, it is time for us to take a look at how Cataloging as Public Service is changing to make use of new tools and meet the needs of new, or, changing users.

In this e-forum, we want to discuss the changes we are seeing in how cataloging acts as a public service, what future trends are developing, and share the way we are using new tools and services to better serve our patrons.

Some of the questions that may be included are:

  •     How does cataloging support public services (reference) and the goals of discoverability and accessibility of information?
  •     What is the value of having catalogers serve as reference librarians and/or liaison librarians?
  •     Have discovery systems reduced the need for thorough cataloging of records from a public services (findability) view point?
  •     How do current rules detract from user needs?
  •     Is there tension between national standards and local needs? How might these be overcome?

 *What is an e-forum?*

An ALCTS e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate with other participants through an email discussion. Most e-forums last two to three days.

Registration is necessary to participate, but it’s free. See a list of upcoming e-forums at:

Instructions for registration are available at: Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the email list. Participation is free and open to anyone. If you have any problems, please contact


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