Conferences and Meetings 5/7/12

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A webinar from NASIG and the Bloomsbury Conference in the UK

Effective Negotiation in the 21st Century: From Computer-Meditated Communication to Playing Hardball (May 22nd at 3pm – EST)

While negotiation is one of the most critical skills a librarian can develop, it is rarely addressed in any depth in library school. Some librarians may think negotiation is the purview of those charged with negotiating licenses, but this is far from the case. We all negotiate on a daily basis, and this webinar will cover negotiation techniques from the basics of communication theory to the finer points of negotiation preparation and technique. The presenters will draw upon advice from the wider world of negotiation theory as well as from thought-leaders in the library community. The session will also include suggestions for dealing with some of the larger issues that affect a librarian’s ability to reach the best possible negotiated agreement including: salary negotiation; working with Big Deals and flat budgets; navigating user communities and funding agencies; and interacting with generally unhappy patrons and co-workers. The presenters have a recently released book on this topic, “The Librarian’s Guide to Negotiation: Winning Strategies for the Digital Age.”

Speakers: Beth Ashmore, Samford University Library; Jill Grogg, University of Alabama; and Sara E. Morris, University of Kansas

Webinar Rates: NASIG members: $35; NASIG non-member: $50; and Group registration: $95

Webinar Registration:

Registration deadline: May 21, 2012

For further information, contact the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) Continuing Education Committee at [email protected]

or Apryl Price, Chair, Continuing Education Committee, NASIG Electronic Resources Collection Management Librarian; [email protected]


The Sixth UCL Bloomsbury Conference will be held 28-29 June 2012.  The Bloomsbury conferences are organised in collaboration with the Pratt School of Information and Library Studies and are concerned with scholarly communication in the digital environment especially as it impacts on the relationship between scholars and the information professions that facilitate their work, specifically librarians and publishers. Recent conferences have examined social media in the research process (2011), the increasingly important role of data (2010) and the likelihood of significant changes in the formal communication process using publications as a vehicle (2009)… The conference will examine how scholars, working directly and through publishers and librarians, are taking advantage of digital opportunities to make scholarship easily available to scholars in other fields, professionals outside the academy and the general public. It is also concerned with the related question of how research impacts the world outside the academy as knowledge which leads directly and indirectly to economic advantage – a topic of special interest in the UK…

For Conference fee details, pre-registration enquiries and further information please email: [email protected] or see the downloadable registration form.



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