ATG Conferences, Meetings and Webinars 10/26/20

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ATG Conferences, Meetings and Webinars 10/26/20

NISO Plus 2021 Call For Session Proposals!

You probably know by now that NISO Plus 2021 will be a global, virtual-first event. What you may not know is that, unlike the inaugural conference in February 2020, next year will include not just invited speakers but also sessions proposed by our community — which means you!

Propose a Session for NISO Plus 2021!

In the spirit of NISO Plus, and to take full advantage of it being a fully global, fully online event, we are especially interested in sessions that address the key issues facing our community of librarians, publishers, researchers, and more — today and tomorrow — in concrete terms. Each 30-minute session will be pre-recorded in January and then live-screened during the conference, with simultaneous Q&A. They will be followed by small- and large-group discussions including the speakers/experts and audience, where participants will help us identify and prioritize next steps for each topic, whether for NISO or other organizations. 

Don’t be discouraged by geographical distances or language barriers, we are excited and eager to include global perspectives and will work with you to bring your session to life if it makes the cut! 

So, get your thinking caps on and share your ideas with us using this Google form (or contact us directly if you’re unable to access Google). The call for proposals is open through November 13 and all submissions will then be reviewed by our fabulous global planning committee. We aim to inform everyone of our decision during the week of November 30.

We look forward to hearing your proposals!


Conference on Academic Library Management (CALM)

The inaugural Conference on Academic Library Management (CALM), taking place the week of March 15, 2021, invites proposals for virtual presentations that inform and inspire the practice and application of management in academic libraries. This conference is geared towards current middle managers, administrators, coordinators, and those who aspire to take on those roles. We will focus on person-centered management practices that aim toward creating more just and inclusive workplaces. 

We invite either 60-minute presentations or 10-minute lightning talks on all topics related to library management, including but not limited to encompassing tips and advice, practical application, research, and learning from failures, in any area, especially:

  • Budget / fiscal planning and expenditures
  • Hiring practices and policies
  • Crisis and emergency management
  • Communication and transparency
  • Advocacy and relationship building
  • Time management and work life balance
  • Anti-racist management practices and policies
  • Supervision, evaluation, and other personnel topics
  • Organizational climate and culture, retention, and growth
  • Career planning, professional development, and mentoring
  • Management without authority and managing up and side-ways
  • Decision-making
  • Diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion
  • Team building and team cultivation
  • Motivation and empowerment

Proposal and Conference Timeline:

  • Proposals due: December 15, 2020
  • Notification of accepted proposals: Week of January 15, 2021
  • Conference: Week of March 15, 2021 

Proposals can be submitted using this Google form


Annual Publishing Conference 2020 – Virtual

The 8th Annual Publishing Conference will be held virtually. While the world changes around us, publishing doesn’t stop – and there is always something more to discover. For 8 years, the conference has evolved into a highly focused summit for publishing technologists, product specialists and senior publishing stakeholders.

During these two days, you will unlock presentations to get the most actual insights on the current digital publishing challenges. And you will discover the excellent speakers with a vast knowledge of the publishing world.

Join us on 8th & 9th Dec 2020

Stay at home or wherever you are and uncover the most pressing trends of the publishing industry. The virtual conference will offer you tangible takeaways on how to prepare for the challenging future.

Join us for this global event, dedicated to helping publishers. We invite you to be part of the event packed with insightful presentations and excellent speakers. And yes, attendance is free of charge. Grab your spot now!


Sharjah International Book Fair Details Its 2020 Plans

According to Publishing Perspectives “The 39th annual Sharjah International Book Fair is to be held as a physical and digital event, with publishers from 73 countries expected to display content in its exhibition hall.

n a notable departure from what the world publishing industry has come to expect as the primary response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, Sharjah International Book Fair‘s organizers plan to go forward with a blended physical and digital event, November 4 to 14.

As ever, the event–in its 39th evocation this year–is produced under the patronage of the emirate’s author-ruler, the Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi by the Sharjah Book Authority under the direction of Ahmed Al Ameri. A new platform called Sharjah Reads is being set up to handle the digital elements of the event. Registration at the platform began Sunday (October 25)…”

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