Dates: June 24-26, 2020
An online event with educational programming, special author events, and social networking.
- educational sessions available in an on-demand format
- notable featured speakers
- COVID-19 information for libraries
- live chats with authors
- live-streamed presentations
- a virtual Exhibit Hall
- networking opportunities with peers via social activities
Join us in this virtual space as we learn, grow, and most importantly, lean on our fellow librarians and library workers while we adapt and evolve in these changing times.
For updates, follow #alavirtual20
Registration is NOW OPEN!
Please Note: Registration will close on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, Noon Central.
For those who opted to transfer their 2020 ALA Annual Conference registration to the virtual event, your registration for ALA Virtual is complete and you don’t have to do anything! A confirmation will be sent after Registration opens.
ACRL has extended the proposal deadline for the ACRL 2021 Conference, “Ascending into an Open Future,” to be held April 14-17, 2021, in Seattle. We know there’s a lot going on right now, so we’ve extended the contributed paper, panel session, preconference, and workshop proposal deadline to Friday, May 22.
A Format for Everyone
ACRL 2021 offers a variety of options for participation and features nine session formats to suit a wide range of presentation and learning styles to share your research and creative endeavors with your colleagues. Review the proposal elements and consult the conference tags to stimulate your thinking and position your proposal within the conference theme. Submit proposals via the online form available on the conference website.
Especially now, today’s higher education environment calls for innovative ways to support student, faculty, and institution success. Through the efforts of talented library workers, today’s academic and research libraries are providing more open and inclusive collections and services. Through our Core Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and dedication to open and equitable scholarship, ACRL strives to develop an inclusive conference program that will reflect the library community’s diverse range of race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, economic background, age, and/or ability. We also seek presenters and topics from all types of libraries, positions, and experiences, including nonlibrary faculty, staff, and administrators.
Contributed paper, panel session, preconference, and workshop proposals are due May 22, 2020. Lightning talk, digital poster session, roundtable discussion, TechConnect, and virtual conference webcast proposals are due October 9, 2020.
Questions should be directed to Margot Conahan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
University Press Redux Online – ALPSP
We are delighted to be running a series of open, online events to replace this year’s Redux Conference, in association with Cambridge University Press. The content will be hosted on Cambridge Open Engage.
These webinars will be free to attend but you will need to register. We are grateful to all of our sponsors and funders whose support is making this possible.
If you would like more details about Redux Online including support and sponsorship, please contact: Susie Brown E: email@example.com T: +44 (0)1494 784446 or Lesley Ogg E: firstname.lastname@example.org +44 (0)7740 702848 Thursday 21 May 2020
Redux Online Webinar 2.10:00 EDT; 15:00 BST; 16:00 CEST more > Thursday 25 June 2020
Peter Berkery, Executive Director, Association of University Presses
Ian Pleace, Chair, Goldsmiths Press
Lisa Quinn, Director, Wilfred Laurier University Press
Charles Watkinson, Associate University Librarian, University of Michigan Library
In this panel, diverse perspectives will weigh in on how university presses might think about balancing mission and money going forward.
Thursday 25 June 2020 online 10:00 – 11:30 EDT (New York); 15:00 – 16:30 BST (UK); 16:00 – 17:30 CEST (Central Europe) more
When it comes to a healthy OA publishing ecosystem, diversity in business models may be key. To avoid a mere shift from reader pays to author pays system, publishers are exploring new models to make OA content sustainable on both the books and journals fronts.
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.