Professional Growth & Development Opportunities
- ALCTS (multiple events);
- Society for Scholarly Publishing;
The Seventh Annual Collection Management and Development Research Forum, featuring discussion of timely topics in collection management and development.
- Event: 2016 American Library Association Annual Conference in Orlando.
- Date: Sunday, June 26, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
- Location: Orange County Convention Center, Room W108
Meeting Type: Forum/Update/Assembly
Content Area: Transforming: E-Books & Collections
- Lynn Wiley will discuss two demand driven e-book packages for Humanities university press books that use different measures for determining demand. This work compares triggered demand models for e-book purchasing with evidence based demand purchasing. Lynn is Head of Acquisitions at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign University Libraries.
- Wenli Gao and Cherie Turner will describe their research into monograph usage that compares the usage patterns of books acquired via approval plan with those acquired through firm orders and incorporates interlibrary loan data for analysis. Wenli is the Communication, Sociology, and Anthropology Librarian at the University of Houston Libraries and Cherie Turner is the Chemical Sciences Librarian at the University of Houston Libraries.
- Kristin Calvert will discuss a citation analysis of research published by Western Carolina University faculty and staff to determine whether a statistically-significant relationship exists between academic department and the type(s) of research cited in its faculty’s scholarship. The result of this analysis is then used to apply adjustments across all subject areas in the library’s allocation formula. Kristin is Assistant Professor and Department Head of Content Organization & Management at Hunter Library, Western Carolina University.
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
|We Can Do It, You Can Too! Metadata Automation for Everyone||June 7 to June 8||Various – Virtual Preconf|
|We Can Do It, You Can Too! Metadata Automation for Everyone||June 8||Various – Virtual Preconf|
|Library of Congress Classification (LCC): Introduction||September 7||Bobby Bothmann|
|Publishers’ Hidden Content: How PIE-J Can Help||September 14||Steve C. Shadle and Regina Romano Reynolds|
|Library of Congress Classification (LCC): Intermediate||September 21||Bobby Bothmann|
|Using FAST for Faster Workflows and Discovery||September 28||Joelen Pastva and Allison Jai O’Dell|
|Research Data Management Best Practices and REDCap||December 7||Paul A. Harris, PhD|
LYRASIS is hosting webinars that provide our members an opportunity to learn more about some of our newest vendor partners and their resources.
You and your colleagues can register for the next webinar session at the link below.
Introduction to Digitization Services
The LYRASIS Licensing and Strategic Partnerships team has created relationships with digitization services vendors to offer member discounts. The need for these types of services is increasing as libraries seek to convert physical media, including documents, images, audio, and video, into digital formats. Hannah Rosen will provide an update and overview of these new opportunities for LYRASIS members, including information about how to get started on digitization projects.
Tuesday, June 7, 1:00-1:30 P.M. ET
According to ALA News the Jewish Information Committee of the ALA Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT-JIC) and the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL) will offer “an exploration of over two centuries of Jewish life in the Sunshine State during “Chronicle of a People: Over 250 Years of Florida Jewish History,” to be held from 1 – 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 26 at the Hyatt Orlando, Celebration 10 room…”
KnowledgeSpeak reports that “The SSP Early Career Task Force will release the results of their February survey aimed at early career professionals in the scholarly communication industry at the 2016 Society for Scholarly Publishing Annual Meeting, being held June 1-3 in Vancouver, BC. The session, ‘Sharing the Future Voices of Scholarly Publishing: Results from the 2016 SSP Early Career Professional Survey’ is scheduled for June 3 at 10:30 a.m. during Concurrent 4D…
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.