ATG Conference, Meetings & Webinars 11/11/15

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Professional Growth and Development Opportunities 

  • NISO;

  • ALPSP;

  • ACRL;

  • Ohio Valley River Group of Technical Services Librarians

Vendor Showcase

Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern time


With the digital revolution, the ability to search vast amounts of information for specific bits of data has increased exponentially with more and more previously hard-copy only books and information being digitized and made available online. There are many organizations working to digitize content for the benefit of researchers and others. For example, HathiTrust is a partnership of organizations that offers digitized information from libraries all over the world.  Data mining partnerships between university libraries and vendors will hope to bring millions of books and periodicals to the fingertips of researchers.

In this webinar, presenters will talk about the benefits and challenges to text mining and its impact on the library and information community.

Confirmed topics and speakers are:

  • Text Mining and the Research Library: The Humanities and Beyond
    – Bernie Reilly, President, Center for Research Libraries (CRL)
  • Enriching the Social Sciences Through Text Mining
    – Alan Maloney, Senior Product Analyst, Sage Publications
  • The HathiTrust Research Center: Enabling New Knowledge Through Shared Infrastructure – Robert McDonald – HathiTrust Research Center Executive committee member; Associate Dean for Library Technologies, Indiana University.

Date: Wednesday 9 December 2015 (12:00 pm – 5:00pm Eastern time, including lunch 12:00 – 1:00pm)

The Hub Cira Centre

2929 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States
(Adjacent to 30th Street Station – Amtrak)
Moderators: Wendy Queen, Director, Project MUSE and Pam Harley, Senior Consultant, Clarke & Company

Twitter: #alpsprfp

Join a stellar panel of “boots on the ground” speakers for an afternoon of strategic, as well as practical, guidance about managing the RFP process. Brief case studies will
provide real-world examples of different types of RFPs run by different types of organizations. Speakers will share specific examples of how the RFP process has helped a project, fallen short, and even hurt a project. Attention will be given to tips and best
practices that will minimize risks and engender success.

Date: Tuesday, 12/1/2015: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern); 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central); 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain); 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

Description: Librarians put many hours into creating research guides, and usage studies have shown that students use them very little. Learn some effective techniques of instructional design and web usability that any librarian can apply to make online guides better and more useful to your students, whether you’re using LibGuides or a home-brew system…


Jason Puckett is Librarian for Communication and Virtual Services and Assistant Professor at Georgia State University Library in Atlanta, Georgia. He was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2010, in part for his work with technology in libraries. Puckett has a BA in English from Georgia State University and an MLIS from Florida State University, and is the author of the ACRL Publication Modern Pathfinders: Creating Better Research Guides

Online Registration page.

Date: May 25-27, 2016 at the
Location: Galt House Hotel in Louisville, KY
Submission deadline: January 14, 2016;
Sponsored by: Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians

Description: Libraries constantly adapt to meet the ever-evolving needs of their users. To achieve our goals, today’s librarians must be continual innovators. We accomplish this through collaboration, remaining abreast of current technologies, and staying strategically aligned with the mission of the library. To promote this idea of partnership and innovation, we cordially invite presentations to demonstrate how participants are Building Bridges in Technical Services at their library. We welcome forward-thinking submissions in all areas related to technical services librarianship: acquisitions, collection development, cataloging, serials, electronic resources, and preservation in academic, public, and special libraries…

All proposals will be reviewed for acceptance by the programming committee.
Presenters will be notified of proposal acceptance by February 18, 2016.

The website is still in process, but this same information can be seen and bookmarked at

For more information or with questions, please contact Diana Reid, Vice Chair, Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians at…

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