ATG Conferences, Meetings, and Webinars 3/26/20

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ACRL Presents – Managing Remote Workers

Join us for a free ACRL Presents webcast, “Managing Remote Workers,” at 1pm Central on Tuesday, April 7. (Convert additional time zones online.)

In the webcast, Martin House, Assistant Director for Public Services at Central Piedmont Community College and incoming chair of ACRL’s Community and Junior College Libraries Section, and Cinthya Ippoliti, University Librarian and Director of the Auraria Library at University of Colorado Denver and Director-at-Large on ACRL’s Board of Directors, provide tips, strategies, and discussion on effective ways to manage a suddenly remote library workforce.

Sign up for the latest installment in our Academic Librarianship in the Wake of the Coronovirus webcast series today!

Amigos Library Services is offering a certificate in Metadata Principles and Practices.  

In this 4-class certificate program starting in April, you will learn the purposes and functions of metadata, understand how XML is used to express a variety of metadata standards, explore various metadata standards currently in use, learn about customization and interoperability of metadata, and explore the importance of relationships in metadata. 

To earn the certificate, you must complete the following classes: 

  • Metadata Basics 
  • Metadata Standards and Types 
  • Metadata Customization, Exchange, Transformation and Migration 
  • Metadata Relationships 

Each class requires a written assignment. To earn the Metadata Principles and Practices certificate, you must also complete a capstone project. 

In addition to the registration fees for the four courses, you must register for the certificate, which requires an additional fee. 

For more information, contact Emily Nimsakont at

Creating eResource Training for Non-Technical Staff (ALCTS Webinar)

Wednesday, 4/1/2020

  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

University of Toronto Libraries sought to empower public service staff to resolve simple eResource problems, removing the need to escalate many user problems to technical support. Attendees will learn how to design a training program that allows non-technical library staff to more confidently provide user support for electronic resources.

Learning Outcomes

Following this session, participants will be able to: measure the level of understanding about electronic resources among public service staff, design an effective training program that allows public service staff to diagnose and resolve simple eResource queries.

Who Should Attend

Electronic resource librarians, technical service staff, or library managers who are interested in building capacity among library staff.


Eva Jurczyk is from the Collection Development Department at the University of Toronto Libraries and is involved in the acquisition, licensing, access management and analysis of the Libraries’ electronic resource collections.

     Fee   (single  webinar)
ALCTS Member (individual)43
Nonmember (individual)      59
Groups. Applies to group of people that will watch the webinar together from one access point.    129

All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to the recorded session so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.

How to Register

Complete the individual webinar online registration form. Sessions are listed by date and you must log in.

Postponements and cancellations
  • American Library Association cancels 2020 Annual Conference due to COVID-19. The American Library Association’s Executive Board announced today that the 2020 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition scheduled for June 25-30 in Chicago has been canceled. 2020 will mark the first time in 75 years that ALA has not held an Annual Conference. The last cancellation took place in 1945 as World War II neared its end. 

  • RBMS 2020 Conference Cancellation The ACRL Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) regrets that it must cancel the RBMS 2020 Conference at Indiana University, Bloomington because of the serious health risks posed by COVID-19. We are truly grateful for all of the interest and support for what would have been another terrific RBMS conference and will be working with conference registrants directly over the coming weeks.

  • Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians (OVGTSL)  is postponing its 2020 conference until May 2021. The conference will still be held at The University of Akron and will retain the same program and speakers as much as possible. We are working to confirm new dates and will distribute a save the date as soon as possible. 

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