Are you a research library supervisor, department head, team or project leader, or manager interested in developing your awareness, skills, and confidence as a leader and manager?
The ARL Academy, in partnership with DeEtta Jones and Associates, and co-hosted by the University of Miami Libraries, is offering the Library Management Skills Institute I: The Manager, in Coral Gables, Florida, on Wednesday–Friday, March 6–8, 2019. This highly interactive workshop engages learning through case studies, personal reflection, practical application tools, and group discussions.
For details and to register by Wednesday, February 13, visit the workshop webpage.
Join ACRL on Thursday, January 31 for the e-Learning webcast Be Proactive: Overcoming Biases and Microaggressions in the Workplace. The webcast will be held from 2:00 PM-3:30 PM (Eastern) | 1:00 PM-2:30 PM (Central) | 12:00 PM-1:30 PM (Mountain) | 11:00 AM-12:30 PM (Pacific).
As human beings, we cannot hide from bias: It is a natural part of our brain. However, it is up to us to recognize how biases in the workplace impact others and our own productivity. This webcast will help attendees identify biases, explore how they affect the work environment, and discuss strategies for reducing these biases within recruitment, hiring, and retention in the library workplace.
ARL News notes that “The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) have opened registration for the next Digital Scholarship Planning Workshop, co-sponsored and hosted by Northeastern University on Monday–Tuesday, March 25–26, 2019, in Boston, Massachusetts. Through January 31, registration is limited to individuals who are affiliated with a CNI or ARL member institution. Beginning February 1, registration will be open to all. The past two workshops have reached their maximum number quickly so we encourage you to register soon if you are interested.
The collaborative, interactive workshop is designed both for those in the beginning of a planning process and for those from institutions seeking to take their services and expertise to the next level. The workshop will feature group activities, short case-study type presentations, panels of students and faculty, and a plenary speaker. Speakers will be added to the workshop website soon…”
CNI Spring 2019 Membership Meeting
April 8-9, 2019 | The Ritz Carlton,
St. Louis, MO
The meeting will be held April 8-9, 2019 in St. Louis, MO; more information is at https://www.cni.org/mm/spring-2019. Follow this meeting on Twitter: #cni19s
According to ARL News “the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) gathered more than 30 leaders of scholarly communities, research libraries, and funding organizations in December 2018 to identify a shared agenda and collaborative actions for promoting a more equitable, open, scholarly publishing infrastructure…
By the end of the meeting, five group projects were proposed, with commitments from various participants to lead them…” Read the full report on the meeting, which describes the presentations given and the themes that emerged in discussion around shared interests, challenges to openness, and conditions for successful action.
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.