Professional Growth & Development Opportunities sponsored by:
- CNI, University of Calgary & NCSU Libraries
- ACRL; (2 events)
- Designing Libraries 5 Conference
Dates: Sept 18-20, 2016
Place: University of Calgary
Librarians, architects, planners, technologists and educators from across North America discuss issues and challenges in designing today’s libraries and learning spaces.
Our conference theme, Innovations with Impact, focuses on emerging technologies for all aspects of modern library design: teaching and learning, research, cultural programming, along with building systems, materials and furniture. We will feature leading practitioners sharing their experiences and insights for both new and renovated library space…
- Conference: $450 CDN (approx. $350 US)
- Pre-conference: $100 CDN (approx. $80 US)
- Conference & Pre-conference: $500 CDN (approx. $390 US)
ACRL Insider reports that in conjunction with ALA Joblist, ACRL is presenting a webcast entitled, “Where Do You See Yourself in 10 Years?: Thinking Critically About Interviewing for Librarian Positions,” on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, from 1:00 — 2:00 p.m. Central time (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pacific | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern. Convert additional time zones online.)
In this discussion-driven, interactive webinar, Robin O’Hanlon, author of “Ace the Interview: Land a Librarian Job,” will provide a comprehensive overview of the librarian interview process, including what makes interviewing for librarian positions unique, how you can stay organized during the interview process, tactics for conducting thorough pre-interview research, plus best practices for the interview itself and the post-interview period. We’ll also discuss classic bad answers to specific librarian position interview questions…”
- Call for Presenters – ACRL “Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy” workshop
Also according to ACRL Insider “ACRL is accepting applications from prospective new presenters for the workshop “Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy.” The day-long workshop will be led by two expert presenters at locations across the country. This new in-person workshop is intended to increase librarians’ leadership on issues and projects related to scholarly communication’s connection with information literacy. The target audience for the workshops is academic librarians with responsibilities related to coordinating and teaching in the areas of scholarly communication and information literacy. ACRL seeks to expand our pool of presenters by recruiting experienced individuals to join our existing team. Presenters may also be asked to present webcasts or teach online courses.
KnowledgeSpeak also notes that “the first ORCID UK members’ meeting will be held at Digital Science’s London office, The Macmillan Building, 4 Crinan St, London N1 9XW, from 9.00am – 1.00pm on May 26. The meeting will start with an ORCID Town Hall session for members in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (also available via webinar for UK members unable to attend in person and those outside the UK).
The meeting will start with an ORCID Town Hall session for members in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (also available via webinar for UK members unable to attend in person and those outside the UK) followed by presentations from ORCID staff on ORCID adoption and use by the research community, including examples of ORCID integrations in funder, publishing, and research information systems…”
During the webinar, Scott Anderson, MLS, MBA, Associate Professor and Information Systems Librarian at Millersville University and Dr. Millie Jackson Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research & Instruction University Libraries, University of Alabama, discussed how they are driving access and usage to enhance the value of their e-journal investment.
The webinar covered how to:
- Facilitate discovery and use of your e-journal subscriptions
- Provide users with what they really want
- View an evidence-based case study on how strategies are working for your peers
View a recording of the webinar or request additional information on the topics covered.
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