ATG Conferences, Meetings and Webinars 11/13/17

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 Professional Growth & Development Opportunities

  • ACRL;
  • ALCTS;
  • NASIG;
  • ER&L



(These interactive webcasts last 60-90 minutes and take place in an interactive online classroom; group discounts are available. Full details and registration information are available on the ACRL website.)

On Friday, Feb. 9, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) will hold the Midwinter Symposium “Empowering Access and Ensuring Accessibility: Connecting People to Information and Collections” during the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver. Aimed at those working in collections and technical services, this full-day symposium will examine how libraries and cultural institutions provide all populations with access to materials… 

The symposium will open with the keynote presentation “Libraries Improving Access: Policies, Programs, and Promotion” from Denver City Librarian Michelle Jeske. Following the keynote, speakers Heidi M. Schroeder, Dr. Heather Moulaison Sandy, Jennifer Dandle and Jordan Fields will give presentations on building accessible collections through interinstitutional collaboration; systems, standards, and strategies used to access library data; enhancing discoverability with accessible content; and partnering to create integrated local collections. In addition, the symposium will offer facilitated roundtable discussions and the closing presentation “Crossing State Lines: Enabling Sharing of Accessible Content” from Laura C. Wood.

“Empowering Access and Ensuring Accessibility: Connecting People to Information and Collections” will take place on Friday, Feb. 9 from 8:30 am until 4 pm. ALCTS or ALA membership is not required to attend the ALCTS Midwinter Symposium. In addition, attendees do not need additional registration for the ALA Midwinter Meeting. Online registration is available through the ALA 2018 Midwinter website.

For questions about the ALCTS Midwinter Symposium or other ALCTS Midwinter programming, please contact Megan Dougherty, ALCTS Program Officer, Continuing Education. View a comprehensive listing of ALCTS events at Midwinter and follow ALCTS on social media using #alctsmw18 for the latest details on ALCTS Midwinter programming.

Transforming the Information Community
June 8-11, 2018
Atlanta, Georgia 

This is the last week to send in a proposal for NASIG’s 33rd Annual Conference! Please submit your proposals by November 15, 2017.

Don’t forget to check out our Vision Speakers and confirmed pre-conference presenters and topics! Online Registration will open in late January or early February 2018. Our regular conference registration rates for 2018 will be unchanged from the previous two years.

Questions may be sent to the Program Planning Committe at:

The ER&L program schedule has been released and can be viewed here:

On the website you can build your own custom schedule, read speaker bios, see who is exhibiting and so much more. Don’t forget to check out the great pre- and post-conference workshops and the debut of the ER&L 101 Programming.

We are pleased to announce 3 keynote speakers for #erl18:

  • Danah Boyd

danah is the founder and president of Data & Society, a Principal Researcher at Microsoft, and a Visiting Professor at New York University. Her research is focused on making certain that society has a nuanced understanding of the relationship between technology and society, especially as issues of inequity and bias emerge. Read more…

  • Siva Vaidhyanathan

Robertson Professor of Media Studies and director of the Center for Media and Citizenship at the University of Virginia, Siva is the author of Intellectual Property: A Very Short Introduction from Oxford University Press, published in 2017, and The Googlization of Everything — and Why We Should Worry from the University of California Press, published in 2011. Read more…

  • Robyn Caplan

Robyn’s most recent research explores how the concept of the ‘public interest’ in media policy has been reconfigured through algorithmic and data-driven technologies currently underpinning news media production, consumption, and distribution. Read more…

Early Bird Registration will be closing November 30th. Register today to save over $100 on the in-person ticket.


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