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(via Jodie Borgerding, Amigos Library Services)

Are you an innovator? Are you taking challenges head on and adapting? Are you establishing, retooling, or redefining programs and initiatives in your organization? Are you creating new services or content and delivering in new and unique ways? We want to hear from you.

Join us on Wednesday, September 23, for “Like the Ceiling Can’t Hold Us: Sharing Innovations in Libraries”. Registration is now open, with an early-bird deadline of Friday, September 11, and a final deadline of Monday, September 21. To register, please go here.

Share your innovations in reference, technology & content. This Amigos Library Services online conference will explore ways that library organizations and library professionals are innovating services, programs and content in the face of adversity and constant change. Amigos Library Services is now accepting presentation proposals for this conference. Suggested topic areas include, but are not limited to, the following.

  • establishing or growing a new service
  • innovating workflows in all types of libraries
  • creating new partnerships or programs
  • using new tools and technologies to strengthen or deliver servicesi
  • innovations in library design or function

Please submit your proposal by Wednesday, July 22. Tell us your story and share what registrants can expect to learn from your presentation. In addition to full technical support during your live presentation, Amigos will provide platform orientation/training and an individual practice session prior to the conference. All sessions are 45 minutes with time for questions and answers. Submit your proposal here.

For more information about this conference, contact Erin Gray, at gray@amigos.org or (972) 340-2896.

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(via Julie Martin, Northeast Document Conservation Center)

The 2020 Digital Directions Training Conference will now take place online, from Monday, October 19, to Wednesday, October 21. Join us for a comprehensive overview of digital preservation, presented by information professionals with deep experience in the preservation of cultural heritage materials. During three half-days of live, interactive, online training, you will learn about good practices and practical strategies for creating and managing digital collections, and you’ll gain confidence in decision-making for the preservation of your digital assets. Topics will include standards and specifications for digitization and digital preservation, metadata, copyright, selection for digitization, special considerations for audiovisual and born-digital materials, digital storage, and working with vendors and collaborative or consortial organizations.

Total registrants will be limited to 125 people to ensure that participants have opportunities to interact with both faculty and attendees. Each livestreamed session is 45-60 minutes, followed by 15-30 minutes of audio/video enabled Q&A. View the Agenda, faculty list, complete logistics, and registration information on the event website.

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(via CARLI)

The 2020 CARLI Annual Meeting will be held on Friday, November 13, at the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign. Staff at any CARLI member library is invited to attend. A meeting of the CARLI Governing Directors will precede the Annual Meeting.

Registration is available is available from the CARLI Calendar here.

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(via OCLC)

OCLC invites ILL professionals and users of OCLC’s resource-sharing solutions to join us online for a series of five sessions that starts on Wednesday, July 8. We’ll discuss how we’re all moving forward together, including best practices and better ways to connect your users with the information they need as your libraries reopen.

This unique series offers an opportunity to learn about the latest resource-sharing advancements and interact with others in the ILL community. You’ll also learn how to improve your operational efficiency, save time, and elevate user services.

To learn more and register, please go here.

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(via Courtney McAllister, Yale University)

After 39 years, the Charleston Conference regrets to announce we are unable to meet in person as planned this year. We are committing ourselves to providing a top-notch, interactive, and immersive online experience for our attendees. We want to do our best to bring what you know and love about Charleston to you remotely! The event platform we’re using will provide a virtual vendor showcase, several networking opportunities, and a user-friendly interface for conference sessions. We’re working on schedule details now but plan to bring a mix of our usual high quality keynote and plenary speakers, along with concurrents and some fun social options.

We are extending the proposal deadline for our Call for Papers to Friday, July 17. Remote presentations will include a mix of live and pre-recorded sessions, and both options will include live Q&A for attendees. Submit your proposal now for our virtual event here.

Moving to an online-only event was not an easy decision to make, and we appreciate all the feedback and suggestions we’ve received. We sent a survey to conference attendees from the past five years, and received a huge return rate of over 900 librarians, publishers, vendors and more. The overwhelming response was that although attendees love and value the conference, they’re simply not able to come this year. We all know budgets have taken an enormous hit this year as colleges and universities struggle to determine how to re-open in the fall, and publishers and vendors are therefore also feeling the crunch. Beyond those budgetary constraints, however, there is real and valid concern over travel safety as the majority of our attendees are coming from out of state, or even internationally, to attend. Even with following all of the recommended social distancing, protective policies, and disinfecting protocols, the travel to the venue and the hotel stays are problematic for attendee safety. For all of these reasons, we agree that it is the best to move to an online-only conference.

We’re sad that we can’t be with you in person for 2020, but we look forward to hopefully going back to an on-site event for 2021. Contact Leah Hinds, Executive Director, with questions at leah@charlestonlibraryconference.com.

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(via Susanne Caro, North Dakota State University)

The Western States Government Information Virtual Conference is a free, biennial conference hosted by Government Information Librarians in the Western States and open to all. This year’s theme is “Trusted to Serve: Promoting Quality Government Services in Libraries”. The Conference will be held on August 5-6, 2020.

Click here for more information, to register, and to see the schedule.

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(via the Medical Library Association)

Envision our future and celebrate our past at the MLA ’20 vConference, August 10-14, 2020. While the theme, “2020 Vision: The Future in Focus,” encourages us to look forward, we cannot look forward without learning from our history. The 2020 National Program Committee (NPC) spent a good deal of time reviewing past MLA evaluations and planning for changes to test at the MLA ’20 meeting. Little did the 2020 NPC know how many changes they would implement for MLA ’20 due to the COVID pandemic. Happily, the NPC believes the decisions they previously made have helped with the transition to a fully online meeting.

The 2020 NPC has planned an exciting, educational, and interesting schedule of events. A live kick-off event will take place on Monday, July 27, that will include tips to prepare for the vConference in August and recognition of award recipients. The week of Monday, August 10, to Friday, August 14, will be the live portion of the MLA ’20 vConference, when plenaries, immersion sessions, meet-ups, and most social events will take place. After the welcome and through early August, attendees will be able to view papers, posters, lightning talks, and exhibits at their leisure.

Please join us virtually on July 27, 2020, and the week of August 10, 2020, to participate in education, sharing, and friendship, including a commercial exhibition with over 100 exhibitors. Registration is now open. We look forward to seeing you.

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(via Ramune Kubilius, Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University)

Join us at the Virtual Meeting this fall to share your research and innovative practices.

The Joint Midcontinental and Midwest Chapter MLA 2020 Annual Meeting planning committee invites paper, lightning talk, and poster submissions on all aspects of health sciences librarianship for the Virtual Meeting on October 15-16, 2020. The conference theme for this year is Becoming a Health Literacy Superhero.

Submit your abstract here. The deadline for submissions is Friday, July 31, 2020. Abstracts should be 250 words or less. Structured abstracts are preferred. For guidance on writing a structured abstract, please go here.

Registration will be $25 for all attendees. Midwest Chapter/MLA will be offering several scholarships for those experiencing financial hardship.

More information about registration, scholarships, and the conference website is forthcoming. Thank you for your patience as we pivot to this new format. We look forward to seeing you this fall.

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(via Dr. Nina Exner, Virginia Commonwealth University)

The Southeast Data Librarian Symposium (SEDLS) invites proposals for virtual workshops, short talks, and poster presentations for SEDLS 2020!

  • The SEDLS 2020 conference will be held online October 7-9.
  • The deadline for proposals is Friday, July 24.

The Southeast Data Librarian Symposium is intended to provide an opportunity for librarians and other research data specialists to explore developments in the field of data librarianship, including the management and sharing of research data. Topics of particular interest this year include using available tools for research data management, using data analysis and data visualization tools, providing data support for undergraduate research, and addressing data literacy in the curriculum.

In addition to learning about new work in the field, attendees will have the opportunity to network and build partnerships with regional colleagues. It is open to all who wish to attend, including LIS students, data managers, and data scientists. The program will consist of workshops, short presentations, and networking opportunities over a three-day period.

Submit your proposal here.

The 2020 Southeast Data Librarian Symposium will be Wednesday, October 7, to Friday, October 9, online. Zoom Pro for secure discussions is provided by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro University Libraries.

We understand that videoconferencing is not optimized for universal design and accessibility. Please contact the conference organizers, at se.datalibrarian@gmail.com, as soon as possible if you anticipate wanting accessibility support, so that we can design an approach that fits as much of our community as possible.

Questions should be directed to the conference organizers. See the SEDLS 2020 website for continued updates and information about the symposium. Follow @SEDataLibrarian on Twitter.

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(via the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

The Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association (MHSLA) and the Michigan Academic Library Association (MiALA) invite you to attend our first ever-joint MHSLA/MiALA Pop-Up Conference! This will be an entirely virtual conference, taking place on Monday, July 27. Registration is free for MHSLA and MiALA members; the cost for non-members to attend is $10.00.

The day will feature a two-hour continuing education course on “Generational Learners”, followed by two panel discussions. For more information and to register, visit the Conference information page.

Registration is open through Monday, July 13.

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