Friday, May 10 is the last day for Early Bird Registration for the 2019 NASIG Annual Conference. Join us from June 5-8 in Pittsburgh! Get ready for a great opening session, along with fantastic preconference and conference sessions. Our vision speakers are always a highlight of the conference. You will bond with others during the conference and can participate in the NASIG Fun Run, dine-arounds and more!
The 2019 Public Innovators Lab for Libraries will be held Tuesday, Oct. 15, to Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at the Loudermilk Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Librarians, community partners, and stakeholders in libraries of all types — public, academic, school, and special libraries — are invited to attend.
Participants must register online by Oct. 15. The cost is $995 per person, which includes a Public Innovator Lab Book, a Public Innovator Toolkit that you can use with your staff and community partners, and three months of post-Lab enrichment support. Team participation is encouraged.T
The Harwood Public Innovators Lab is an intensive workshop that explores the practice of Turning Outward – using the community, not your conference room, as the reference point for library choices and action. Participants will leave the Lab as the next class in a group of over 4,000 library professionals who have learned this approach to community engagement…”
Changes in collection development and technical services lead to reorganization and the redefinition of roles. Join this e-Forum to share insights and tips with colleagues as the hosts facilitate a discussion about change while sharing their own experiences and insights.
In this e-Forum, attendees will:
- Share their experiences with departmental changes in collection development and technical services
- Share their involvement with changing processes and procedures
- Discuss approaches and challenges
- Speculate about what the future holds for these areas
- Alison M. Armstrong is the Collection Management Librarian at Radford University in Virginia. She received her B.A. in Literature from The University of North Carolina at Asheville and her MLIS from The University of North Texas. She teaches two ALCTS web courses: Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management and Fundamentals of Collection Assessment. She serves on the ALCTS Publications Committee.
- Michael Arthur is Associate Professor and Head, Resource Acquisition & Discovery at The University of Alabama. Michael received his Bachelor of Science in 1991, and his Master of Library Science in 1999, from Indiana University in Bloomington. He received his Master of Public Administration from Old Dominion University in 2006. Michael held faculty positions at Ball State University, Old Dominion University and the University of Central Florida before joining The University of Alabama in 2015.
- Rachelle McLain is the Collection Development Librarian (Interim) at the MSU Library in Bozeman, MT. She has worked in just about every type of library out there—public, community college, government docs, private, and has worked in both technical services and at the reference desk. After relocating to Bozeman in 2016, she landed at the MSU Library, where she focuses these days on providing library collections that benefit everyone in the great state of Montana.
How to Register
You must register your email address to subscribe to or access an electronic discussion list on ALA’s Mailing List Service. Find instructions for subscribing online.
When: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Library Preparedness for Hurricane Season Webinar
Description: Hurricane season begins June 1st. Get your library as prepared as possible. ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo will host. Alan Haley, Preservation Specialist from the Library of Congress, will review sound basic principles of emergency management as an effective way to update our own emergency plans, or to start to create a template if you have made one yet. Learn lessons from librarians in Houston and Puerto Rico on how they responded after the devastating hurricanes last year, working to rebuild while serving and collaborating with their communities in the aftermath. Help is available to you from within the library community in a hurricane hits. Hear about the ALA Adopt A Library program, and about opportunities to engage and network with others.
Register in advance for this webinar: https://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/a167b19c1c5d8d45cde7dc3c8da9331e
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
“From Silo to Hub: Seizing Opportunities to Drive Change”
Part of the Georgia Library Association Carterette Webinar Series
Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Time: 2pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central)
Description: In 2016, the De Paul Library at the University of Saint Mary won the Steelcase Education Active Learning Center Grant, building on a librarian-driven change movement for the overall library space and vision. Focusing on building connections to the overall learning environment on campus, librarians partnered with faculty to develop active learning resources, training opportunities, and a circulating technology collection. This year, the university reorganized several student support functions under the umbrella of the Keleher Learning Commons, building on the library’s goals toward holistic support for student success. This session will share lessons learned while undergoing major transitions in the vision of the library on campus and navigating physical and organizational changes, as well as early impacts and outcomes.
About the Presenter:
Ashley Creek is currently the Director of the Keleher Learning Commons at the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas after previously serving as the Access & Learning Services Librarian and then Emerging Technologies Librarian for the past 8 years. Creek has presented active learning and library transformation related sessions at state, regional, and national conferences. Her current research focuses on the library as the center of the academic community, technology and active learning, and co-curricular assessment.
Can’t make it to the live show? That’s okay. The session will be recorded and available on the Carterette Series Webinars site for later viewing.
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.