Professional Growth and Development Opportunities:

  • NISO;
  • ALA Publishing


Part 1: Licensing
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

In Part 1 of this two-part webinar, speakers will address a variety of licensing issues. A key component to the discussion will be a focus on the critical pieces of a license, including privacy, accessibility, preservation, migration, and the negotiation process between a library and a vendor.

For the second half of this two-part series, speakers will focus on staffing issues at different types of libraries and how staff manages integration of e-resources into workflows, as well as a discussion about whether or not to execute a reorganization.

PART 1: Licensing
Topics and speakers are:
• Preparing your organization to negotiate license agreements – Tracy L. Thompson, Executive Director, NELLCO Law Library Consortium
• Licenses and Author Rights Model from the publisher perspective – Stacy V. Sieck, Library Communications Manager, Americas Region, Taylor & Francis Group

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

PART 2: Staffing
Topics and speakers are:
• Lessons Learned by Rethinking E-resource Management in Academic Libraries – Meg Manahan, Associate Director for Collection Management and Services, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota and Nathan Putnam, Head, Metadata Services, McKeldin Library, University of Maryland College Park

This is an ongoing program, offering approximately 30 presentations each academic year. This late summer/early fall, ACRL-Choice webinars will present a cornucopia of subjects. Click on the webinar titles below to register.

ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Becoming the Copyright Specialist in Your Library. Lesley Ellen Harris will serve as the instructor for this four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Oct. 5, 2015.

The role of the librarian as all-purpose copyright specialist is becoming increasingly important, and in this course, you will learn what makes a great one. You will also examine and evaluate the opportunities and challenges of being the go-to copyright specialist.

Lesley Ellen Harris will help you become the copyright specialist at your institution. Educators, librarians, archivists and other information professionals are often required to understand international copyright treaties and foreign copyright laws as well as the copyright laws in their own country—at least on a practical level. In this course, Harris will provide you with the knowledge you need to complete daily activities within the confines of copyright law…”