ATG Conferences, Meetings, & Webinars 6/17/19

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  • NISO at ALA 2019
  • BISG-NISO Changing Standards Landscape
    Washington Convention Center (WCC), Room 140A
    Washington DC
    Friday, June 21, 2019, 12:00 Noon – 4:00pm (Eastern, US & Canada)

Friday, June 21, 12 Noon – 4:00 pm, Twelfth Annual BISG-NISO Forum, The Changing Standards Landscape
At the National E-book Summit hosted by ASCGLA during the ALA 2018 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, a number of themes provided structure for participants’ discussion of how best to ensure the connection between users and the e-books they seek. As noted in the final report of that Summit, suggested areas for cross-sector collaboration included licensing models, accessibility, metrics, support for systems interoperability, and issues associated with unobtainable materials.
Where does the information community stand today in furthering a robust strategy for e-books? Where are emerging opportunities for the various stakeholders? What are the practical challenges? Attend the twelfth NISO-BISG Changing Standards Landscape forum to hear from a spectrum of industry practitioners on the collaborative efforts underway to ensure that your patrons are making the right connections to e-book content they seek…

  • NISO Annual Members Meeting & Standards Update
    Location: Marriott Marquis (MAR), Salon 13
    Saturday, June 22, 1:00 – 2:30pm

Join us for our Annual Meeting to learn about the status of the organization, all the work that has taken place in 2018 and what’s happening now in 2019. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to participate. The NISO Update provides the latest news about NISO’s current efforts, including standards, recommended practices, and community meetings covering many areas of interest to the library community. Working group members will provide updates on projects newly underway or recently completed…

  • RA21 & the Coalition for Seamless Access
    Washington Convention Center (WCC), Room 204C
    Sunday, June 23, 2:30 – 3:30pm

The NISO Resource Access in the 21st Century (RA21) Recommended Practice outlines an improvement to the user-experience of SAML-based authentication. To implement this technology moving forward, a consortium of industry partners, including publishers, identity providers, and libraries is forming to support implementation and run the RA21-based service. The Coalition for Seamless Access will manage this service for publishers and libraries, while continuing to improve this user experience, provide governance on data policy issues, and maintain the web services. During this session there will be a demonstration of the services, and a discussion around privacy and policy issues surrounding the project…

Are you a research library supervisor, department head, coordinator, team or project leader, or change agent 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 ARL libraries, is offering the Library Management Skills Institute (LMSI) II: The Organization this summer. These highly interactive workshops engage learning through case studies, personal reflection, practical application tools, and group discussions.

The following two offerings are open for registration:

You do not need to attend LMSI I before LMSI II.

Additional dates and locations are planned for September and October. Attendance at each location is limited and the registration process will open eight weeks in advance of the event.

Session 3: July 22 – August 16

Four-week online course that introduces participants to the principles, policies and practices of preservation in libraries and archives. It is designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all levels of responsibility. Provides tools to begin extending the useful life of library collections.

Course components:

  • Preservation as a formal library function, and how it reflects and supports the institutional mission

  • The primary role of preventive care, including good storage conditions, emergency planning, and careful handling of collections

  • The history and manufacture of physical formats and how this impacts on preservation options

  • Standard methods of care and repair, as well as reformatting options

  • Challenges in preserving digital content and what the implications are for the future of scholarship

Who Should Attend

Designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all levels of responsibility. Provides tools to begin extending the useful life of library collections.


  • Donia Conn, Preservation Consultant for Cultural Heritage Collections

  • Ashley Cox, Preservation Specialist, Saint Louis National Archives and Records Administration

  • Karen O’Connell, Preservation Coordinator, Georgetown University Library

  • Jenny Mullins, Digital Preservation Librarian, Dartmouth College

  • Roger Smith, Director of the Digital Library Program, University of California – San Diego

  • Patti Gibbons, Head of Collection Management, University of Chicago Library, Special Collections

  • Julie Mosbo, William and Susan Ouren Preservation Librarian, Texas A&M University Libraries

  • Dyani Feige, Director of Preservation Services, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

  • Kara McClurken, Director, Preservation Services, University of Virginia Libraries.

Registration Fee

$109 ALCTS Member and  $139 Non-member

This course is one-third of the Collection Management elective course approved by the Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSCP). Collection Management Elective FAQ

For additional details and access to the registration link, please go to:

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email For all other questions or comments related to the web courses, contact Megan Dougherty, ALCTS Continuing Education Program Officer at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or

Sponsors: The Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries and the Colorado Academic Library Association

The agenda is now available for the Diversity & Inclusivity in Collection Building workshop, which will be held at the University of Denver’s Anderson Academic Commons on July 11th.   This workshop is jointly sponsored by the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries and the Colorado Academic Library Association (CoALA), a division of CAL.

Workshop Agenda


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