Professional Growth & Development Opportunities
- Information Today;
- Digital Book World;
- ARL & CNI
- NCSU Libraries;
- Ohio Library Council;
- Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Library
- Assn. of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (UK)
Date: March 8th-10th,
Location: Washington Hilton, 919 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20009
“Libraries are changing,—building creative spaces with a focus on learning and creating; engaging audiences in different ways with community and digital managers; partnering with different community organizations in new and exciting ways. Computers in Libraries has always highlighted and showcased creative and innovative practices in all types of libraries, but this year with our theme, Library Labs: Research, Innovation & Imagination, we plan to feature truly transformative and cutting-edge research, services, and practices along with the strategies and technologies to support them. The conference program is filled with ideas, leading-edge practices, tips, and techniques for creating innovative libraries, and engaging communities, as well as designing and delivering strategic services that are of primary importance to our communities. The emphasis is on doing research, translating it into innovative services and practices, using our imagination and thinking outside of the box, learning from other industries, finding strategic partners, and creating value for our user communities with new tools, techniques, and skills to build innovative and priority services…”
March 7th-9th, Hilton New York, Midtown
“DBW presents its 2016 educational tracks, including: Book Publishing in a Tech-Driven World
Book publishing is one small part of a digital world that is controlled by forces much bigger than our industry. We’re living through a massive shift of revenue and value from content creation companies to tech entities. DBW 2016 will feature leading thinkers on the cultural and economic impact of the tech giants on content creators and the book business in particular…”
Registration is now open to individuals from ARL and CNI member institutions for “Planning a Digital Scholarship Center: A CNI-ARL Workshop,” to be held May 17–18, 2016, in Arlington, Virginia. General registration opens February 16, 2016.
The Institute is a week-long course providing the opportunity for librarians passionate about research and scholarship to immerse themselves in learning about data science and visualization in collaboration with academic peers. Participants will develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to communicate effectively with faculty and student researchers about their data and be able to provide initial consultancy on the course topics…”
Member: $185* | Non-member: $285
*In order to qualify for the member rate, the registrant must be an individual member of the OLC. Registration deadline 3/24/16.
Join your colleagues for the 2016 OLC Technical Services Retreat! This two-day event, last held in 2014, draws technical services specialists from libraries and related organizations to learn, share, and network in a relaxed and productive campus environment. Agenda | Program Grid | Program Descriptions
“…this AL4 Conference addresses the multi-dimensional issues of sustainability pertaining to academic libraries. How do academic libraries drive sustainability in their innovations and day-to-day operations? What are the best practices and emerging trends that help save the environment for posterity while fulfilling at optimal efficiency the current and future needs of library users? What are the obstacles or breakthroughs in advancing these goals?…”
“Data Protection: Compliance issues for publishers provides a primer to the key issues. This one day course is divided into two parts so that delegates can attend one or both of the sections as relevant to their role.
Compliance with the law in relation to data can feel like a minefield. With the introduction of monetary penalties for breaches of legislation, and a new, tougher European data protection law on the horizon, it is essential that all publishers have a fundamental understanding of data compliance issues. In addition, awareness of guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office is required and the reputational and financial risks resulting from breaches of legislation should not be ignored. The effective use of personal data for the purpose of communicating with customers lies at the heart of successful marketing strategies employed by publishers in the digital and global economy…”
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.