ATG Conferences, Meetings, & Webinars 4/20/17

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Professional Growth & Development Opportunities

  • Society for Scholarly Publishing;
  • RUSA:
  • ACRL/Choice;
  • Association of College and Research Libraries New England Chapter;
  • ACRL Instruction Section Management & Leadership Committee;

Society for Scholarly Publishing
39th Annual Meeting
May 31 – June 2, 2017

Location: Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston, Massachusetts

Scholarly publishing and the communities it serves are in flux. New technologies, globalization, and the commodification of education, among other developments, all pose challenges to those who work in scholarly communications. Of course, change offers opportunities as well as challenges, and failure to embrace change can have dire consequences— sustainable organizations must explore, grow, and innovate if they don’t want to be left behind. At the same time, however, we must not lose sight of the history of scientific and academic discourse, and the core values on which our respective enterprises have been built. Success depends on our ability to balance these seemingly conflicting goals.

This year we will meet in Boston to discuss the ways in which we as publishers, librarians, vendors and academics manage to explore and develop new technologies, business models, and partnerships while also remaining focused on our mission to publish and distribute quality scholarly content to researchers and students.

RUSA Online Learning Opportunities

  • 5/1/17 [eCourse] Marketing the 21st Century Library this workshop, highlights the overall importance of using marketing and promotions to increase awareness of library services to attract users while enhancing and promoting the profession so that it is viable in the 21st Century. Are we truly a dying profession? 
  • 5/4/17 [BRASS Webinar Series 3 of 3] “Data in Libraries Data processing and Visualization”
    Library patrons now need not only help finding facts and figures, but help with turning that raw data into analysis and presentation. This webinar will describe and discuss data services for libraries, with a particular focus on the data visualization techniques and tools that are transforming how we analyze and understand our world.
  •  5/16/17 [Webinar] “Health Reference and You: Guidelines, Best Practices and Strategies”
    Answering health and medical reference questions can be challenging. This webinar will present the guidelines, highlight some of these practices, and introduce a new “Quick Start” guide connecting the guidelines to suggested reference behaviors, in order provide high quality health and medical reference service.
  • 5/23/17 [Webinar] “Targeted Beta Testing of Non-traditional Partnerships: Supporting Student Academic Success Alaska-Style”
    To be fully integrated into the University Community, academic libraries must create partnerships and collaborative opportunities with campus organizations focused on student academic success. Because the Millennial and Generation Z students often don’t think of the library first when starting their research, libraries should reach them wherever they are on campus.
  • 5/23/17 [Webinar] “Back to the Whiteboard: Large Whiteboards and Group Activities in Library Instruction”
    Learn how Mary Baldwin University librarians improved student engagement in library instruction by updating learning spaces with whiteboard paint. This session will cover how to plan a similar renovation, ideas for active learning in a whiteboard painted space for single and semester long classes, and how we measured increased engagement.
  • 5/29/17 [eCourse] “Learning Design Essentials for Librarians”
    By understanding the essentials of learning design, librarians can better prepare the ways they communicate and plan the instructional experiences for patrons. This course will introduce participants to key learning theories and they will practice applying theoretical concepts to the design of instructional materials (e.g., handout to be used at the reference desk or classroom) and a learning environment (e.g., a classroom or programming space).
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Date and time:Wednesday, April 26, 2017 1:00 pm
Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)
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Duration:1 hour
Chemistry faculty are often faced with the challenge of finding ways to engage students outside of the classroom with effective learning tools and strategies. The study of substances and how they interact, combine, and change should be anything but static. Students, faculty, and librarians are encouraged to collaborate in the learning process to ensure that time spent in class is more efficient and focused on problem solving and critical thinking skills. This webinar will present strategies for using new 3D chemistry simulation resources in and out of the classroom to increase student efficiency, and improve students’ depth of understanding of the complex topics like the periodic table, molecules and compounds, reactions, and chemical processes.

Dates: Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 9:00 AM PDT – to – Friday, May 26, 2017 at 3:00 PM PDT

UC Davis School of Law
400 Mrak Hall Drive
Davis, CA 95616

(also to be livestreamed and recorded)

This conference explores the promises and risks of openness in scholarship in relationship to the Global South. Research and scholarship are increasingly adopting ‘open’ models of practice and sharing, such as open access publications, open data, and open source software. This openness supports improved research reusability, reproducibility, and visibility, and seeks to address barriers to equitable access, and to foster global intellectual conversations. But do attempts at promoting openness in scholarship create new forms of exclusion or hierarchy in various regions of the world? How are Southern scholars and publishers’ experiences with open access and open data taken into account within conversations on developing standards and models for ‘open’ scholarship in the Global North? Are there unanticipated opportunities or risks created through the implementation of models for open data, open software, or open access to research?

The event is free and open to the public. Visitors can find information on accommodation and more at The event will be livestreamed on the web and recorded.

Friday, May 12 at the Davis Center, University of Vermont, in Burlington, VT.

REGISTER NOW/Last day to Register is April 21!

It is an era of reinvention for college and research libraries. Whether we work in cataloging and metadata, scholarly communication, archives, public services, instruction, or another area of librarianship, we have all heard a rhetoric of crisis, transformation, and rapid change applied to our work. The challenges we face have provided an opportunity to refocus on the foundations of our profession: our purpose and our areas of expertise. In reflecting on and redefining our work and ourselves, we are reframing librarianship for the 21st Century. This exciting topic will be kicked off by keynote Suzanne Wones, Director of Library Digital Strategies and Innovations at Harvard Library. 

In this era of reinvention, how are we reframing ourselves, the work that we do, and our libraries?

How are we communicating around this shift within our institutions and beyond?

Join us for a day full of professional enrichment, loaded with fantastic programming, networking opportunities, and ideas that will pique your curiosity and challenge your intellect.  Since we’ll be situated in beautiful Burlington, we encourage you to come for the conference, stay for the weekend!

Date: Friday April 28th, 2017 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm


The San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin St., (at Grove).
Koret Auditorium, located on the Library’s lower level
Enter 30 Grove St., proceed down stairs

This year we celebrate NCTPG’s 80th year. To mark the occasion we invited speakers with expansive perspectives of the past, present, and future of technical services. Technology changes but the need to manage change does not. Join us in examining what it takes to navigate the evolution of our work. How do we keep calm and carry on amidst the continuous motion of today’s libraries? Managing a city library system through years of great change — cross-institutional collaborations — translating past formats for future preservation — transitioning from MARC to Linked Data — our speakers will share their expertise, experience, and advice for how to embrace change in today’s libraries.

ACRL Instruction Section Management & Leadership Committee

Monday, May 1, 2017, 12pm-1pm Central Standard Time

Description: Students bring a diversity of needs to our classroom.  Teaching with accessibility in mind can help us include and accommodate them all. In this webinar you will learn how to incorporate accessible practices and values into your teaching with technology.  This webinar will focus on classroom climate, selecting tools and platforms, presenting information, and training student creators.


Stephanie Rosen is Accessibility Specialist at the University of Michigan Library, and has worked at the intersection of accessibility and higher education since 2010. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Texas at Austin and has presented in many contexts on accessible scholarship, publishing, and teaching.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 1pm-2pm Central Standard Time

Description: Library staff members, graduate students and librarians  can benefit greatly from mentoring programs.   Acting as a teacher and a guide to the real world, mentors have the opportunity to encourage and advise by sharing their experiences and knowledge with mentees who benefit greatly from individualized attention.   In this webinar, you will learn the many ways that mentoring programs can be structured and the benefits of each. In addition, librarians from UT-Austin will present their methods and approaches for mentoring graduate students new to library instruction as well as librarians with minimal teaching experience. They will also discuss a sustainable approach to a peer-mentoring program that can be adapted to any organization.


  • Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen, Wilsonville Campus Librarian at the Oregon Institute of Technology…
  • Sarah Brandt, Librarian for First-Year Programs at the University of Texas at Austin…
  • Elise Nacca, Head of Information Literacy Services at the University of Texas at Austin…
  • Krystal Wyatt-Baxter, Head of Assessment at the University of Texas at Austin…

Friday, June 2, 11-noon Central Standard Time

Description: Reflection is a practice that helps instruction librarians and coordinators focus on various aspects of their teaching in order to grow and improve as teachers.  This presentation will begin by defining reflection and reflexivity while describing when, how and why it is used, as well as outlining benefits, challenges and examples of the practice.


  • Maria Accardi is the Coordinator of Instruction at Indiana University Southeast. She is the author of Feminist Pedagogy for Library Instruction (Library Juice Press, 2013), editor of the forthcoming The Feminist Reference Desk: Concepts, Critiques, and Conversations (Library Juice Press), and co-editor of Critical Library Instruction: Theories and Methods (Library Juice Press, 2010).
  • Michelle Reale is the Faculty Librarian for English and Music at Arcadia University. She is the author of Becoming a Reflective Librarian and Teacher: Strategies for Mindful Academic Practice (ACRL, 2017).

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