Professional Growth & Development Opportunities
Summer 2017 ACRL-Choice Webinars
ACRL-Choice webinars connect academic and research librarians with content and service providers, publishers, authors, and other experts… For summer 2017, the ACRL-Choice webinar program presents a diverse selection of subjects and experts. Click on each program title for more information and to register.
NISO Events at ALA Annual 2017
Saturday, June 24, 1:00-2:30 pm in McCormick Place West, Room W474b,
Included will be updates on these projects:
- Issues in Vocabulary Management – Diane Hillmann, Metadata Matters
- ISSN – Gaëlle Béquet, ISSN International Centre
- Knowledge Base and Related Tools (KBART) Automation – Christine Stohn, Ex Libris
- Open Discovery Initiative – Laura Morse, Harvard University
- SUSHI & SUSHI Lite – Oliver Pesch, Chief Strategist, EBSCO
- Resource Authentication for the 21st Century (RA21) – Todd Carpenter, NISO
Sunday, June 25, 2017 – 10:30-11:30 am in Hyatt Regency McCormick, Clark/CC 22AB
The library electronic subscription/access environment remains primarily based on IP-address authentication despite its numerous problems and limitations. Sponsored by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and the STM Association, Resource Access for the 21st Century (RA21) is an initiative which will improve the user experience and provide a more seamless access experience to patrons, while also providing greater control and analytics over network activity. Community conversations and consensus building are necessary to explore potential alternatives to IP-authentication and to build momentum toward testing and adopting alternatives among publisher, system vendors, and library partners. This session will include a landscape overview and a description of the exploratory work and project elements now in progress. This will be followed by an interactive audience discussion of the opportunity, necessary requirements, pitfalls to avoid, as well as potential next steps.
- NISO/BISG 11th Annual Forum: The Changing Standards Landscape: Delivering the Integrated Information Experience
Friday, June 23 from 12:00-4:00 pm in McCormick Place West, Room W183b.
This year’s event will cover evolving business model processes, including book subscriptions, demand-driven acquisitions, new models for providing course content, open access, and more. [ALA Scheduler link: http://bit.ly/niso-bisg-alaann17]
Attendance is free but we ask that you RSVP (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NISO-BISG-Forum-ALA-2017) for logistics purposes.
Upcoming ALCTS Webinars
|Event Date||Topic||Presented By|
|September 13||The ASERL Collaborative Federal Depository Program||Sandra McAninch, Judith C. Russell, and Bill Sudduth|
|September 27||Taking Your Visuals to the Next Level||Tiffany Davis|
|November 8||Securing Patron Privacy||Dorothea Salo|
|December 6||NACO Records by Other Means||Joseph Nicholson|
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.