Category Archives: ACRL 2017
Below is an invitation from colleague Alan Inouye of ALA’s Washington Office, to join him for informal conversation at the ACRL 2017 Conference. For more on the latest happenings in D.C., join the ACRL Town Hall: Academic Libraries and New Federal Regulations on Friday, March 24, 2017, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., BCC Room 316.
What’s Going on in the Swamp?
With the election of the 45th President of the United States and 115th Congress, there’s a lot going on in Washington—to say the least! Net neutrality, copyright, federal funding, and the list goes on. You’re invited to talk about these developments with me, Alan Inouye, Director, ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy, based in Washington, D.C. I am available for informal discussion on Thursday 3-4 p.m. and Friday 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. If interested, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a meeting place and time. We’d likely meet at the roundtable area or a café.
We are so pleased that there will be more than 1,225 first-time attendees at ACRL 2017 in Baltimore. The ACRL Membership Committee is sponsoring two special webcasts to help you plan for the upcoming trip and make the most of your conference experience.
These one-hour interactive sessions provide tips and personal recommendations on how to prepare for your trip to Baltimore, including making the most of your time, planning your schedule, networking, conference etiquette, access to the virtual conference, and much more!
We realize that not everyone can attend, so we’ll also be making recordings of the webcasts available as soon as possible.
Friday, March 3, 2017
Start Time: 03/03/2017 2:00PM CST
Duration: 1 hour
Access: Anyone who has the URL for the meeting can enter the room
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Start Time: 03/09/2017 1:00PM CST
Duration: 1 hour
Access: Anyone who has the URL for the meeting can enter the room
Don’t miss this opportunity to help drive a lively discussion with your colleagues in academic libraries about how open infrastructure and open workflow tools can support the creation, preservation, and dissemination of open content.
Register before February 22, 2017, for this Association of Research Libraries (ARL)/Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Institute on Scholarly Communication event, “Open Scholarship Early and Often,” to be held March 22, 2017, in conjunction with the 2017 ACRL Conference. Registration for the conference is separate and not required to attend this event.
This informal, community conversation will be facilitated by:
- Amy Buckland, Head, Research & Scholarship, McLaughlin Library, University of Guelph
- Rachel Frick, Executive Director, OCLC Research Library Partnership
- Jeffrey Spies, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Center for Open Science; Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering and Society, University of Virginia
- Ana Van Gulick, Librarian, Carnegie Mellon University
“Openness is more than an ideal. It is a practical and critical step in increasing scholarly efficiency, quality, and inclusivity,” said Jeffrey Spies. “Replicating and extending scholarship requires context. We have to move beyond open publications, data, code, etc., and start opening workflow.”
Ana Van Gulick said, “Learning about the researcher’s perspective on data sharing and publishing is key to supporting open scholarship on campus.”
As a result of participating in this conversation, you will:
- Understand the value and potential of a thoughtful approach to workflow in order to provide more effective access and integrate with other scholarship
- Understand the strategic importance of investing time and energy into local institutional policies and be better prepared to convey this value to others
- Be aware of key elements needed to plan and coordinate resources for sustainable implementation of open infrastructure
- Be better prepared to negotiate the political and cultural atmosphere around open scholarship
- Be inspired to ensure there is a diversity of voices and the entire community is included in conversations about open scholarship, which supports a sustainable open infrastructure
- Identify opportunities for collaboration, partnerships, and coordinated effort
- Develop recommendations for local use at your campus (on tools to use, conversations to have, how to build trust)
Event Details and Registration
Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Location: Baltimore (Maryland) Convention Center
Fee: $100. Registration fee includes morning refreshment and afternoon break. Lunch is on your own.
Registration: Register online by Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Registration for the ACRL 2017 Conference is separate from this event (and not required).
About the Association of Research Libraries
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL’s mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at ARL.org, Facebook at facebook.com/association.of.research.libraries, and Twitter at @ARLnews.
About the Association of College & Research Libraries
The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for librarians. Representing nearly 11,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) develops programs, products, and services to help academic and research librarians learn, innovate, and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning and transforming scholarship. ACRL is on the web at acrl.org, Facebook at facebook.com/ala.acrl, and Twitter at @ala_acrl.
About the Institute on Scholarly Communication
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) jointly sponsor the Institute on Scholarly Communication (ISC) to promote the development of library-led outreach on scholarly communication issues. The institute has hundreds of alumni from numerous events forming a community that provides peer support and professional sharing of information relating to campus outreach.
Registration is now open for the ACRL 2017 Virtual Conference, offered March 22-24, 2017, during the ACRL 2017 conference in Baltimore. The Virtual Conference provides an affordable opportunity to participate in conference activities online. For librarians with reduced support for professional development or travel, the Virtual Conference is a great way to leverage a small investment into large learning opportunities.
Like its face-to-face counterpart, the ACRL 2017 Virtual Conference will run on a real-time schedule. The online conference features twelve live Webcasts, as well as asynchronous activities, allowing for convenient scheduling and flexibility. The Virtual Conference archive is available for one year and will include more than 200 slidecasts (PowerPoint slides or other presentations synced with audio of the speaker) from every contributed paper, TechConnect presentation, invited presentation, and panel session presented at the face-to-face conference, as well as select keynote presentations.
Registration materials are now available in the Virtual Conference section of the ACRL 2017 website. Individual and group registration rates are available. Register your institution as a group and participate in professional development with your colleagues all year long!
For more information about ACRL 2017, contact Margot Conahan at email@example.com or (312) 280-2522.
The expert panel has completed voting and the topics for the NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Library Edition have been selected — below. The report is a collaboration between the NMC, the University of Applied Sciences (HTW) Chur, Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) Hannover, and ETH-Bibliothek Zurich, with ACRL as the distribution partner. It is set to be released on March 23, 2017, at the ACRL 2017 Conference. We’re now looking for any projects, programs, policies, or leadership initiatives that fit any of the chosen areas. View definitions and discussions of all of the final topics on the 2017 Horizon.Library Project wiki.
Submit examples through the brief web form with a title, a URL, and a one- or two-sentence description. The process takes about two minutes and the deadline is Monday, February 13. Complete details are available on the NMC website.