ATG Conferences, Meetings & Webinars 3/21/19

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Are you a first-time ACRL conference attendee? Curious about Cleveland? Haven’t been to an ACRL conference in years and wondering what is new? You’re invited to this special one-hour session!

The ACRL Membership Committee is hosting two free online interactive orientation sessions to answer your questions about the ACRL conference and Cleveland.

Please join us for one of the two sessions below:

Can’t make the live webcast? No worries—we will record and share with those who are unable to attend.

Are DRM-free titles used more than DRM-enabled e-books in libraries? How can libraries determine which e-books to acquire as DRM-free? Get answers to these questions and more by joining Library Journal and EBSCO for an in-depth discussion about DRM-free e-book data and trends. Register now and save the date on your calendar.

Register Now!


Jon Elwell, Senior Product Manager, Collection Development, EBSCO eBooks

Emma Waecker, Product Manager, EBSCO eBooks


Rebecca Jozwiak, Library Journal

The ARL Academy is accepting applications for the fourth iteration of the ARL Digital Scholarship Institute, with a deadline of Friday, April 12, 2019.

The Digital Scholarship Institute is a five-day, cohort-based opportunity for library professionals and graduate students enrolled in a library and information science program, who are new to digital scholarship and would like to develop their skills in an intensive, yet supportive, learner-centered environment. This iteration of the ARL Digital Scholarship Institute will take place Monday–Friday, July 29–August 2, 2019, on the University of Rochester campus and will be hosted by the University of Rochester Libraries.

JoVE is now accepting submissions for its 2019 Librarian Travel award; this year’s theme is How Librarians Support Students and/or Researchers in the Lab.

Three librarians will each win a $1,500 travel stipend to attend the conference of their choice in 2019. Submissions are due March 22, 2019. 

Interested contestants will submit an essay (750 words or less) answering the following question: “How are you/your library helping the lab productivity of science students and/or researchers?”

Award: Librarians will be reimbursed for up to $1,500 of conference related expenses (travel, accommodation, registration, etc.). The award is restricted to only 2019 North American librarian/science conferences.

Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences
New England Institute of Technology
East Greenwich, RI
Friday, June 21, 2019

The New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG), an interest group of ACRL New England, requests breakout session proposals for its Annual Program titled “Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences ” to be held at New England Institute of Technology, in East Greenwich, RI, on Friday, June 21, 2019. This year’s program will explore the use of student-centered teaching in information literacy instruction.

As traditional ideas about pedagogy and library involvement in student learning grow in complexity, librarians are exploring new instructional approaches. Student-centered learning is a guiding principle that calls for a shift in the focus of instruction from the teacher to the needs and knowledge of students. This approach requires librarians to be intentional about centering classroom activities on student learning.

We seek proposals that provide examples of student-centered approaches that may include, but are not limited to, inquiry based learning, critical library pedagogy, exercising empathy and care, collaborative construction of meaning, instruction design, and librarian as facilitator of student success.


July 10th: 9am – 12pm     Pre-Conference Sessions; 2pm – 6pm       Main Conference
July 11th         9am – 4pm       Main Conference

University of La Verne, La Verne, CA

MIRA is an excellent opportunity for makers, librarians, educators and practitioners to come together and share their stories, expertise and passion for makerspaces and the future of learning. Please join us for a stimulating day of presentations, workshops, discussions and networking:

  • Over 30 sessions on a wide range of topics
  • 4 pre-conference sessions
  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Maggie Melo, Assistant Professor, SLIS, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Register today at:  

Full conference program will be available April 15, 2019 on the conference website at:

  • Call for Proposals: 2019 Kraemer Copyright Conference

The Kraemer Copyright Conference will provide an opportunity for professionals at every level and across libraries to discuss the importance of copyright in libraries as well as any updates to this law.

All proposals are due by midnight (MST) Friday, March 29, 2019. Presenters will be notified of selection decisions in April.

Presentation Formats

The committee encourages presenters to think creatively about presentation formats:

  • Workshop
    An in-depth, facilitated introduction to an emerging topic, innovative approach, or effective practice with specific learning outcomes (60-minute session)
  • Roundtable
    A facilitated discussion among presenters on a particular topic or broader issue that includes multiple viewpoints and diverse voices (45-minute presentation in a 60-minute session with 15 minutes for Q&A)
  • Panel
    Two or more presenters addressing a specialized topic from different perspectives or a general topic in-depth (45-minute presentation in a 60-minute session with 15 minutes for Q&A)
  • Individual
    A paper or presentation on a specific topic, approach, or practice (15-minute presentation in a 60-minute session with 45 minutes allotted for three presentations on similar topics and 15 minutes for Q&A)
  • Lightning Talk
    A focused, succinct presentation on a specific topic, approach, or practice (5-minute presentation delivered in a plenary lightning talk session with 15 minutes for Q&A)
  • Poster
    Visual presentation of a specific topic, approach, or practice (presentation in a 60-minute plenary poster session)…”




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