KnowledgeSpeak reports that “representatives from industry and science will discuss the use of semantic technologies and artificial intelligence at the SEMANTiCS conference in Karlsruhe from September 9 to 12. FIZ Karlsruhe is a co-organiser, and with good reason: the digital change has reached and affected research data, methods and processes. Efficient information infrastructures have a key role to play in mastering the new challenges. FIZ Karlsruhe will present its spectrum as a Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure in various roundtable discussions, presentations and with its own stand…
On the main conference days, FIZ Karlsruhe will present selected research topics and information services at its information stand in the ‘Gartenhalle’ of Kongresszentrum Karlsruhe. The first workshop on the application of patent text mining and semantic technologies (PatentSemTech) will take place at the Leibniz Institute’s own location.
Those who would like to participate in the SEMANTiCS 2019 may register at: https://2019.semantics.cc/prices…”
At many libraries, technical services (TS) is a small department, often with just one librarian or staff member handling all the acquisitions and cataloging work. Even at larger institutions, the number of technical services librarians and staff are often much smaller than other units. Combined with the fact that most of the work is solitary, it’s easy for new librarians in TS to feel isolated. Also, some TS librarians and staff may struggle to figure out how to move up in larger organizations. This e-Forum will provide time for participants to discuss ideas on how to mentor specific to technical services work. Some topics include, successful (and not successful!) mentoring at the same institution, mentoring through a professional organization, formal and informal mentoring opportunities, mentoring at different points in a career, and more.
Jay L. Colbert was the 2017-2019 Resident Librarian at the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library. They are one of the authors of Developing a Residency Program: A Practical Guide for Librarians, which has a dedicated chapter on mentorship. As an early-career librarian, they have benefited from both formal and informal mentorship.
Jeannette Ho is a Cataloging/Metadata Librarian at Texas A&M University Libraries, where she catalogs monographs and participates in managing metadata for digital projects in her institution’s repository. She has served as a mentor for untenured librarians in her library’s mentoring program.
Euemduan Osmera is a Cataloging and Metadata Librarian at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She has worked in both public and academic libraries. Euemduan has participated in one formal mentorship with two different mentors: 1) a general one, and 2) a Technical Services one…
Nicole Smeltekop is a Special Materials Catalog Librarian at Michigan State University. In her role, she is also a member of the metadata team that works with the digital repository team… She has participated in two formal mentoring initiatives at Michigan State as a mentee, and is currently participating in her first role as a mentor.
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KnowledgeSpeak also reports that “the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) is inviting society publishers to join scholarly communication colleagues for an afternoon and evening of thought-provoking presentations and conversation.
In the increasingly complex debate around mandates and business models, how do societies ensure that the value and quality of society publishing is not lost in the noise? Whom must societies convince and how should they do it? In a recent article entitled “The death of the learned societies?” one ScienceGuide commentator noted – ‘Learned societies will have to come up with a convincing rationale behind their business model.’
Erin Wiringi (American Chemical Society) and Karin Wulf (College of William & Mary) will share their thoughts on effectively communicating how society publishing programs uniquely support and advance research and education in their disciplines. The discussions will be chaired by Seth Denbo (American Historical Association) and the Chatham House Rule will apply.
The event is scheduled to be held on September 23, 2019 at AGU, 2000 Florida Ave NW # 400, Washington, DC 20009. Interested parties may visit https://tinyurl.com/yxhhkzwt to book a place…”
In addition, KnowledgeSpeak notes that “the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) has announced that registration is now open for the 2019 Canadian Library Assessment Workshop (CLAW).
CARL is committed to supporting and developing outcomes-based measures to assist libraries in moving beyond inputs and outputs in order to better demonstrate library impact on research, teaching and learning. Through the delivery of assessment-related programming, information sharing, and support for relevant research, CARL supports members as they use outcomes-based evidence to establish the research library’s return on investment or other measures of its value.
It is with this strategic initiative in mind that CARL and the University of Windsor are inviting participation for the Canadian Library Assessment Workshop (CLAW) which will take place in Windsor on October 22 – 24, 2019. This event will be of interest to all academic and research libraries engaged in assessment…”
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.