ATG Conferences, Meetings & Webinars 4/22/19

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Join ACRL for a free ACRL Presents webcast as we celebrate Preservation Week! The webcast, “Exhibition Preservation Checklist: Caring for Your Collections on Display,” will be held on Monday, April 22, 2019, 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.)

Exhibitions can be exciting and effective tools for community outreach and education. But even a small display presents preservation challenges for your collections. This webcast will cover preservation considerations for library exhibitions large and small, including:

  • environmental and display guidelines,
  • exhibit cases,
  • supports and framing,
  • security,
  • lending and borrowing for exhibitions, and
  • resources.


Richenda Brim is the Head of Preservation at Stanford Libraries, Stanford University. Previously, she held positions in preservation, special projects, and library administration at the Getty Research Library in Los Angeles, CA. She is an active member of the Rare Books and Manuscripts section of ACRL and serves on the steering committee of the California Preservation Program. She has an MLIS from UCLA.

How to register:

Free registration is now available. The webcast will be recorded and posted on the ACRL website after the live event. Questions should be directed to Chase Ollis at

KnowledgeSpeak notes that “the Society for Scholarly Publishing’s (SSP) 41st Annual Meeting will be held at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina San Diego, CA USA, May 29–31, 2019. The theme for this year’s meeting is ‘Shaping the New Status Quo: Global Perspectives in Scholarly Publishing.’

The SSP Annual Meeting includes timely and thoughtful keynote addresses and concurrent sessions featuring an international group of presenters from all areas of scholarly communications: publishers, service providers, librarians, funders, researchers, and more.

The meeting kicks off with a keynote address by Dr. Mariamawit Yeshak, Scholarly Publishing in Africa: Impact Factor vs. Societal Impact—on Wednesday, May 29, at 4:15 pm. Dr. Yeshak leads a research group called BaSIL (Bioactive Secondary Metabolites for Improving Life), which studies biochemical properties of medicinal plants. She also studies indigenous knowledge systems specifically the clinical applications of traditional medicine.

Dr. Yeshak’s address will be followed by the opening reception at 5:30 pm. Attendees will enjoy ample opportunities for connecting with colleagues and sharing ideas at evening receptions and interactive lunches, and SSP’s popular Exhibitors Marketplace provides a central area to learn about new products, programs, services, and solutions.

Betsy Beaumon, CEO of Benetech, has been announced as the keynote speaker on Thursday, May 31, at 9:00 am. Her presentation will be Why Inclusion Matters to Technology and Technology Matters to Inclusion. Betsy has served in executive leadership roles for both for-profit and non-profit technology organisations, most recently as Benetech’s President, driving the development and growth of all Benetech initiatives including inclusive education, poverty alleviation, and human rights.

Opportunities for professional development abound at the meeting. A variety of half-day seminars on Wednesday, May 29, will offer in-depth discussions and practical advice to prepare attendees for the concurrent sessions. Topics include: Charleston Trendspotting Initiative: Forecasting Changes on the Horizon of Scholarly Communication; Fact or Fiction? OASPA Lifts the Lid on Open Access Publishing; Open Source Bazaar: Owned by the Community; Journals Management Workshop: Whiteboards to Editorial Boards, and Everything in Between; and Identifying and Responding to Microaggressions at Work…”

“Join the ALA Copyright, Legislation, Education and Advocacy Network (CLEAN) for a free CopyTalk webinar at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, May 2.

Last year, Congress passed the Music Modernization Act, one of the most significant amendments to the copyright law. Not only does it create a public domain for sound recordings, it also expands the rights of libraries to use sound recordings under Section 108(h). Special guest Dr. Kyra Folk-Farber will summarize new legislation, explaining what has changed regarding access to pre-1972 sound recordings and why it is so important. She will also talk about current advocacy efforts for regulatory language, and next steps.

Kyra Folk-Farber is Head of the Music Library and Chair of the Library’s Copyright Advisory Committee at the University of California-Santa Barbara. She also serves as the Chair of the Music Library Association’s Legislation Committee. Kyra researches understanding of copyright and fair use in the academy. After completing a Doctorate of Music in Voice at the Universite de Montreal and singing professionally, she attended the University of Toronto and completed a Masters of Information. She has been at UC-Santa Barbara since 2015.”

“The archives and special collections library communities – as part of the global community – face prospective major shifts in our energy systems, economic models, and literal landscapes. Current and predicted impacts associated with climate change offer highly varied and unpredictable effects on our collections, collecting, facilities, services, funding, users, communities, and professional lives.

This conference invites attendees and the broader archives and special collections communities to a candid and forward-looking conversation about our work in the era of climate change. We seek proposals for sessions that will connect these issues across our proven professional capacities for committed cultivation of inclusivity, technical excellence, strong collaboration, cultural and historical scholarship, educational expertise, and resource stewardship. We encourage session proposals that explore new prospects of value and alternative lenses of assessment that center on the present and future flourishing of the humanistic efforts we serve.”

Join ACRL in Washington, DC, for the RoadShow on the Hill: “Building Your Research Data Management Toolkit: Integrating RDM into Your Liaison Work,” held as a preconference from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 21, 2019.

Research data management has emerged as a need among academic researchers and liaisons are building skills in response. This one-day preconference will assist liaisons to identify their existing skills and mindsets that transfer to research data management services and then create a learning plan for the RDM specific knowledge needed to serve their subject disciplines. Tools, hints, and tricks will be shared that facilitate partnerships on campus with disciplinary faculty and with other RDM service providers.

This workshop is an introductory level experience and intended for liaisons who are seeking to engage with research data management for the first time, or who have a very basic knowledge of research data management. Attendees are not expected to have previous experience with research data management. The primary audience is subject liaison librarians, secondary audience include senior library administrators, middle management and department heads, and technical services librarians and staff. Other campus partners such as Office of Research, Sponsored Programs, Technology Transfer, IRB, or campus IT may be interested but would be a tertiary audience.


  • Abigail Goben, Associate Professor and Liaison Librarian, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Laura Palumbo, Chemistry & Physics Librarian and Science Data Specialist, Rutgers University

Complete workshop details and registration materials are available online. Contact Margot Conahan at with questions.

  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

This is part 5 of the five-part series Research and Publication Basics.

You’ve collected all your data, analyzed the results, and are ready to present it to the world–but how? Data visualization offers a wide variety of options, but choosing the best method for relaying your findings is tricky. Differences in audiences and applications can be difficult to understand or navigate. This webinar will demonstrate principles and tools to help technical services units and staff communicate their work and research. It will include discussions of how audience drives the narratives we use, what data points are effective for particular stakeholders, and what tools can help best visualize those data points.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this webinar, participants will:

  • be able to identify tools to visualize data
  • learn strategies for assessing the communication needs of different stakeholders
  • learn to use tools and strategies to develop more effective communication strategies to demonstrate their impact and value

Who Should Attend: The series is geared toward librarians in technical services who want to do research but don’t know where to start.

Presenter: Liz Woolcott, Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at Utah State University, manages the MARC and non-MARC metadata creation of the University Libraries and is the co-founder of the Library Workflow Exchange. She publishes and presents on workflow and assessment strategies for library technical services, the impact of organizational structures on library work, and measuring impact for digital content reuse.

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