(An Upcoming NISO Virtual Conference)
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Time: 12:00 Noon – 4:00pm (Eastern, US & Canada)
Rob Sanderson of the J. Paul Getty Trust tweeted in 2018 that “The interface /is/ the application, regardless of the technology. Building better interfaces is building a better world.” What are the implications of that for both library and vendor communities? Data sets, open educational resources, video and audio files are part and parcel of academic activity. Such output may be properly housed on institutional servers but is the associated metadata for those materials sufficient to enable reuse by others in the long-term? What might libraries need to do to better support discovery and reuse of research output that has not been (or may never be) fully integrated with more traditional publication formats? What elements (descriptive or otherwise) might need to be included in order for users to understand the potential reuse of the material?
And at the same time, is it reasonable to expect a single interface to satisfy the diverse needs of the domain expert, the interdisciplinary scholar, as well as the undergraduate just beginning to explore? How complex can a useful interface be? Is it possible to reverse devotion to the single search box? It’s time to talk about design and use of a service’s native interface!
Among others, our confirmed speakers include:
- Elizabeth German, Assistant Professor, University Libraries, Texas A&M;
- Andrew Nagy, Director of SaaS Innovation, EBSCO Information Services;
- Marydee Ojala, Editor-in-Chief, Online Searcher, Information Today;
- Julia Caffrey, Web Services Librarian, Towson University;
- Allen Jones, Director, Digital Library & Technical Services, The New School;
- Dylan Burns, Arts and Humanities Librarian, University of Washington.
Every library leader and manager knows that continually solving problems the same way will usually have the same results. If you want better results, you will need a new approach, and that will require innovation. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present the “Innovation Incubator” webinar series on December 4, December 11, and January 8, at 1:30-3:00 pm Central Time. Each webinar in this three-part series will explore in-depth a separate part of the innovation process. Participants will learn exactly what innovation is, how to successfully implement new ideas or processes, and how to assess their success or failure.
In this webinar participants will learn how to approach innovation in deliberate and practical ways that will have the most impact. Presenters will break down innovation into steps using design thinking. These steps include: empathize, define, ideate, prototype and test.
Presenters: Shauna Edson, Instructional Design Librarian, Indiana State Library; Cinthya Ippoliti, Director, Auraria Library, University of Colorado, Denver
This webinar will explore five key organizational development practices that the Loyola Notre Dame Library successfully implemented to support the transformation of the Library into an innovative center of learning. This will be followed by a discussion of evidence-based management practices used by the Nevada State College Library to develop a highly collaborative project-based work environment that led to cutting-edge college library initiatives.
Presenters: Katy O’Neill, Associate Director, Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD; Nathaniel King, Director of Library Services, Nevada State College, Henderson, NV
This webinar will present two alternative ways to assess the success of innovation initiatives implemented at the Loyola Notre Dame Library and University of Oklahoma Libraries. Included will be evaluation methods for new services, spaces, and programming. Presenters will also share storytelling techniques, which have been effective for communicating the value of innovation initiatives, so that participants can develop a framework for ensuring and sustaining institutional and user support.
Presenters: Katy O’Neill, Associate Director, Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD; Matt Cook, Digital Scholarship Program Manager, University of Oklahoma, Bizzell Library, Norman, OK
This series addresses several of LLAMA’s Foundational Leadership Competencies including forward thinking, evidence-based decision making, problem solving, and critical thinking.
Register online: here
For series, click “register” next to “LLAMA Webinar Series Purchase”
|Using MarcEdit||Natalie Hall||1.5 CEUs||$175|
|LRM: A New Foundation for RDA & the RDA Toolkit||Robin Fay||1.5 CEUs||$175|
|Active Learning Strategies||Mimi O’Malley||1.5 CEUs||$175|
|Fundamentals of Digital Curation in Libraries, Archives and Museums||Natalie Baur||1.5 CEUs||$175|
|Do-It-Yourself Usability Testing||Laura-Edythe Coleman||1.5 CEUs||$175|
|Introduction to Linked Data||Robert Chavez||1.5 CEUs||$175|
|JSON-LD Fundamentals||Robert Chavez||1.5 CEUs||$175|
Location: Stellenbosch, South Africa
Date: 1-4 June 2020.
The organisers are pleased to invite you to contribute to the program. This year’s conference theme is: Open for all
In today’s world, access to knowledge by all is viewed by some as a fundamental freedom and human right. In our societies, open knowledge for all can enable sustainable development and growth on many levels. How well do repositories support knowledge in the service of society? How well do they enable local knowledge sharing and support not only academic use, but also use in education and practice?
Invitation to participate
OR2020 will provide an opportunity to explore and reflect on the ways repositories enable openness for all. We hope that this discussion will give the participants new insights and inspiration, which will help them to play a key role in developing, supporting and sharing an open agenda and open tools for research and scholarship.
We particularly welcome proposals on the overall “Open for All” theme, but also on other administrative, organisational or practical topics related to digital repositories. We are particularly interested in the following sub-themes:
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.