Join us for a free ACRL Presents webcast, Reopening Campus During the Pandemic: Treading Water in the Deep End, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Central on Tuesday, October 6, 2020.
Our patrons think it’s “business as usual” during these unusual times, but as COVID-19 consistently creates more questions, administrators and students look for answers in the usual place – the library. Libraries are often seen as a beacon of knowledge on campus, but what happens when there is no information to provide? This is where we found ourselves, in the deep end, with little notice and certainly no precedent for how to stay afloat. Join the dean and access services librarian from the University of Nebraska at Omaha to hear what their university and library did to prepare for reopening, and what they’re doing now to keep students safe and cared for on campus.
Managing and Adapting to Pandemic-Driven Change – a series of six NISO webinars
The first three webinars are scheduled for consecutive weeks during October — on Wednesdays, as usual, but at the earlier time of 11.00am – 12.30pm ET to enable wider participation from people in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, both as attendees and speakers. Please mark your calendars now and make sure your colleagues do the same — and remember that registration is free for NISO members!
Wednesday, October 14, 11.00 – 12.30pm ET
This webinar will bring together a group of information community leaders to discuss the decision-making processes they and their organizations used to deal with the pandemic, and the key factors that enabled them to successfully react and adapt to the uncertainty. Speakers include: Emily Daly and Ann Elsner, both of Duke University; Jack Maness, University of Denver; Hilary Seo, Iowa State University; and Justin Wingman, University of Delaware Libraries. Register here to receive login information.
Wednesday, October 21, 11.00 – 12.30pm ET
What has the impact of COVID-19 changes been on information workflows and internal systems? How has our community worked to mitigate challenges experienced by the workforce? In this webinar we will hear from information industry professionals about how they and their organizations supported the people in their workforce and what they learned. Speakers will include Julie Mosbo Ballestro, Texas A&M University Libraries; John Zenelis of George Mason University and others TBA. Register here to receive login information.
Wednesday, October 28, 11.00 – 12.30pm ET
COVID-19 has required many basic information services to be managed and delivered in new and different forms. From providing remote support to customers, to delivering seamless online access to content, to meeting the needs of scattered students and faculty, everyone’s workflows had to be adapted. This webinar will address what these changes meant for everyone involved. Speakers will include Scott Anderson of Millersville University and others TBA. Register here to receive login information.
“Responding to Challenges, Activating Opportunities, and Rethinking the Status Quo” – SSP Pre-Conference at Charleston 2020
October 6, 2020 – 1:00 pm EST.
In recent years, publishers and librarians have grappled with enormous changes—the transition from print to digital, the rise of Open Access, and the expansion of funder mandates. Today, the industry faces a new disruptor in the form of the COVID-19 pandemic, which brings supply chain disruption, economic uncertainty, and the possibility of long-term closures of academic institutions. How will the pandemic affect scholarly research, library budgets, and publisher outputs? How will researcher needs and behavior contribute to the complexity? How will changing expectations for teaching and learning shift library work? In this evidence-based preconference, speakers from across scholarly publishing and libraries will discuss how organizations and processes will be transformed as they adapt to the “new normal.” The preconference will include presentations as well as an interactive discussion and an opportunity to network with other attendees.
- Mary Beth Barilla, Program Director, Society for Scholarly Publishing – Session Moderator
- Katja Brose, PhD; Science Program officer, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Science
- Lori Carlin, Chief Commercial Officer & Senior Consultant, Delta Think Inc
- Lisa Hinchliffe, Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction & Professor, University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
- David Sampson: Managing Director, NEJM Group Research and Publishing
- Roger Schonfeld, Director, Libraries, Scholarly Communication and Museums, Ithaka S+R
- Heather R. Staines, Independent Consultant
Please save the date for the Virtual Open Programme of IFLA’s Special Interest Group on Library Publishing which will take place on the 15th October 2020. The event will commence at 5 pm CEST sharp and will feature seven eight-minute presentations by Library Publishers from around the world. Time is allocated in the schedule for Q&A sessions.
- Schedule details, speaker biographies and presentation abstracts are available here.
- Please complete your Zoom Registration here.
- The promotional flyer is here. Please circulate to your colleagues and networks.
- If you have any additional queries, please contact j[email protected]
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.