Category Archives: Conferences

2017 ACRL / PLA Joint Presidents’ Program at ALA Annual Conference

Bernard (Bernie) BanksJoin ACRL and PLA for a joint Presidents’ Program at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago!  Hosted by ACRL President Irene M.H. Herold and PLA President Felton Thomas Jr., this program will take place from 10:30 -11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, Grand Ballroom A/B.

Featuring leadership expert Bernard (Bernie) Banks, Associate Dean for Leadership Development and Clinical Professor of Management at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, this program will offer key leadership development for all levels of academic, research, and public librarians who are faced with complex problems. Banks will discuss how organizational challenges can be understood from a variety of perspectives, giving attendees a more complex approach to developing effective, robust solutions. This event is a “can’t-miss” for those interested in increasing their leadership responsibilities, as well as those looking to expand their ability to understand and assess multi-faceted challenges.

The 2017 ACRL/PLA Joint Presidents’ Program is open to all conference attendees.

 

2018 ACRL President’s Program Planning Committee Invites Your Participation

At the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, the ACRL President’s Program will explore the idea of resilience in (hopefully) all of its complexity. As a first step in our planning process, we want to hear your stories about resilience and how you have experienced it in your workplace. We are not looking for a specific type of story or any particular focus. Please share as much or as little as you like through our form.

We would love to hear your stories as soon as possible! Our preferred date to receive them is by Monday, June 19, 2017, but the form will remain open for some time after the 2017 ALA Annual Conference.

The planning committee will use the stories we gather to identify the scope and themes for the program. We will also share them with the speakers to help them as they prepare. To protect your anonymity, we will redact names and institutions from the stories before sharing them with speakers; and we will not share these stories in any form publicly.

Thank you again for sharing your time and experiences.  If you have questions, additional comments to share, or ideas for good speakers, please contact Jeanne Davidson at jeanne.davidson@sdstate.edu.

ACRL 2017 Conversation: What’s Going on in the Swamp?

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 ainouye@alawash.org to arrange a meeting place and time. We’d likely meet at the roundtable area or a café.

Making the Most of Your First ACRL Conference: Special Webcasts

ACRL 2017 logoWe 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

URL: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r9024nbtogr/

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

URL:  http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r2kl8l7sdn4/

Access: Anyone who has the URL for the meeting can enter the room

 

 

Open Scholarship Early and Often: Join the Conversation at ACRL 2017—Register by February 22

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.

Facilitators
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

Why Participate?
“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.”

Takeaways
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.

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