According to ACRL Insider interested librarians can “Join us on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 for a free webinar on visualizing library assessment data, co-sponsored by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) and ACRL’s Project Outcome for Academic Libraries.
Learn about visualizing data in Project Outcome for Academic Libraries and expand your skills using the newly-released CARL Data Visualization Toolkit. The purpose of the CARL toolkit is to provide guidance for academic libraries seeking to incorporate dashboards and other data visualization tools into their assessment practice. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the rationale for data visualization; advice from the CARL Data Visualization Toolkit; and examples of best practices.
Three presenters from the University of Calgary – Mary-Jo Romaniuk (Vice-Provost, Libraries & Cultural Resources), Justine Wheeler (Assessment Librarian, Libraries & Cultural Resources), and John Brosz (Coordinator, Research Data & Visualization) – will share their insights and experience. Sara Goek (Program Manager, ACRL) will discuss the resources and tools for data visualization that are freely available in Project Outcome for Academic Libraries.
When: March 16-17, 2020
Host: East Tennessee State University
Where: MeadowView Conference Resort & Convention Center
1901 Meadowview Parkway
Kingsport, Tennessee, 37660
As universities continue to add and diversify their graduate programs, academic libraries have become increasingly responsive to the distinct needs of graduate students, considering and experimenting with specialized services, instruction programs and spaces. The mission of the conference is to provide the opportunity to share innovative approaches, best practices, and research on how academic libraries serve graduate students. Program sessions may be offered in traditional formats (such as individual and panel presentations and roundtables) and nontraditional formats.
Who should attend?
- Librarians providing support to graduate students
- Library administrators responsible for planning and assessing library impact
- Library school students preparing for careers in academic libraries
- Faculty interested in fostering collaboration with libraries in graduate education
The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) hosted our third annual New Directions seminar on October 2 and 3 at the 20F Conference Center in Washington DC earlier this year. With a record number of in-person as well as virtual attendees, the theme Scholarly Publishing Models “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” proved to be popular across a range of participants. Topics included some of the most talked-about enterprises in the field, from Plan S and OA2020 to new peer review models and preprint servers, spam journals, and mega journals.
If you weren’t able to attend, don’t worry – the entire seminar is now available for streaming in the SSP Library! The SSP Library is open to the public, so feel free to share your favorite session with your colleagues, customers, and anyone interested in scholarly communication.
Featured sessions include:
- Keynote: New Normal in Scholarly Publishing
- Disrupting Peer Review
- TSK Chefs on The Future of Independent and Society Publishers
All session content can be accessed by visiting the SSP Library located in our Resources section. You can also search for a specific session by name or speaker.
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.