ATG Conferences, Meetings & Webinars 10/23/18

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Lisa Peet, Associate News Editor, Library Journal will be leading an educational webinar tomorrow, Wednesday, October 24, at 11 AM ET that will dive into how you and your library can embrace the future of information exchange.

Scholarly publishers face the challenges of keeping up with the rapid pace of change, technological and otherwise. Meanwhile academic researchers have both more opportunities than ever before, and new needs for support and tools to do their work, effectively disseminate and explain the results, and reach not only students but the larger society to help shape critical thinking on key issues. Join this webinar to learn how field visionaries are embracing the future of information exchange and paving a clearer path for researchers, librarians, students, and the public.


Kent Anderson, CEO, RedLink

Heather Staines, Director of Partnerships, Hypothesis

Mira Waller, Department Head, Research Engagement, NCSU Libraries

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
11 AM-12 AM, 8-9 AM PT

Last chance to Register

“Save the date for the next CNI-ARL Digital Scholarship Planning Workshop, to be hosted by Northeastern University Libraries in Boston, Massachusetts, on Monday–Tuesday, March 25–26, 2019. The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) are co-sponsoring the event. This is the third in a series of workshops for people who are planning programs and facilities to support digital scholarship in their institutions.

ARL and CNI will announce registration when it opens. Program information will be posted on the workshop website as it becomes available.”

Join ACRL for the free ACRL Presents webcast, “Lies, damned lies, and news: How do today’s students stay informed and what can librarians learn from them?, on Thursday, November 8, 2018, 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.)

Reporting on Project Information Literacy’s 2018 national study of more than 5,000 students and their news engagement practices, discuss what the findings mean for information literacy instruction. Actionable recommendations are offered for unravelling the complexities of the “post-truth problem,” specific to our time, technologies, and information habits of young news consumers.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand students’ news engagement habits by drawing on findings from a national Project Information Literacy study;
  • Apply study findings to develop innovative instructional strategies that strengthen students’ news literacy for their academic, personal and workplace needs;
  • Identify key strategic partnerships on campus and beyond it to lead change with the potential to improve news literacy in wider society.

Kirsten Hostetler is a research analyst and survey manager for PIL’s news study, “How Students Engage with News.” She has worked with PIL since 2013 and also served as the Associate Director of the Lifelong Learning Study in 2016. Kirsten has worked in both public and academic libraries and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Instructional Design and Technology from Old Dominion University. She is the Instruction and Outreach Faculty Librarian at Central Oregon Community College in Bend, OR.

Margy MacMillan is a senior researcher with Project Information Literacy (PIL) and a co-author of the news study report, “How Students Engage with News: Six Takeaways for Educators, Journalists, and Librarians.” She recently retired as a Professor and Librarian from Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, where she worked for over 30 years, primarily in instruction with Communications students, and most recently, in SoTL.

How to Register
Submit your free registration online. The webcast will be recorded and posted online after the live event. Questions should be directed to

“One of the most difficult challenges for library managers and leaders is trying to make their libraries be everything to everyone. How do you start adding new initiatives without letting go of any of the old ones? The simple answer is you can’t. New initiatives cannot always be added to the plate without seriously considering what you can stop doing because it is no longer relevant. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Uncommit: How Do We Stop So We Can Start Doing What Really Matters,” on Wednesday, November 7, at 1:30-3:00 pm Central Time. This webinar will look how to assess the value and strategic impact of your library’s activities, and will present a model for deciding what to stop doing.

Participants will learn:

  • Methods for establishing the value of current efforts
  • How to communicate clearly and with confidence about the reasons to stop doing things in your library
  • How to frame the change management of ‘uncommitting’ using the ‘complex change model.’

This webinar addresses several of LLAMA’s Foundational Leadership Competencies including: change management, evidence-based decision making, and critical thinking.

Who Should Attend: Library managers and leaders who are looking at how to add new programs and services without increasing staff and are finding it hard to let go of existing services.

Our presenters:

Cheryl Gould, Principal, Learning Facilitator, Fully Engaged Libraries, Petaluma, California, is a learning facilitator and training consultant who believes in the transformative role libraries can play in their communities. Cheryl’s professional role is to help libraries with the culture shift required to move from an institution that provides access to resources to one that promotes conversation, learning and engagement at all levels. Cheryl’s ability to connect people and ideas, to facilitate conversation and to enhance learning has been demonstrated through 23 years of working with libraries in thousands of hours of consulting, mentoring and training. Her work is a synergy of her background in anthropology, her passion for learning crossed with current developments in neuroscience and her involvement with applied improvisation to create cultures of “Yes, And”.

Sam McBane Mulford, strategist at Ideation Collaborative has consulted with libraries as well as other public and not for profit agencies for over twenty years. Her design career has been focused in strategic initiatives, process design and facilitation, and creating environments that empower organizations to achieve their vision and goals.

Sam brings inquisitiveness and a risk-embracing attitude to work and life – and her mom swears her first word was “Why?” Once answers reveal themselves, she’s committed to helping libraries develop strategic perspective through dialogue around “What if, What then, How might we?”

Registration: LLAMA member $49; Non-LLAMA member $59; LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199; Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239; Student: $29

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