ATG Conferences, Meetings & Webinars – 11/24/20

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ATG Conferences, Meetings & Webinars – 11/24/20

Understanding and Using Library Data (Amigos Library Services)

Effective collection, interpretation and display of library data informs library decision-making and service design. This course serves as a primer for basic analytic concepts and methods and a refresher on tried-and-true statistics. Students will discuss the relative merits and limitations of concepts covered. The course will provide instruction on several free tools for collecting, analyzing and visualizing data. Students will draft a data analysis project to use in their own library.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand basic principles of data, statistics, and information and how they relate.
  • Consider and evaluate different methods of library data collection, data analysis, and data visualization.
  • Draft a small data project for your library integrating collection, analysis and visualization elements.

Target Audience:
This course is designed for librarians and library staff who are involved with assessment, decision-making, and other areas that involve data analysis and interpretation.


Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements:

  • Students will participate in class discussion and complete individual assignments.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

Technical Requirements:
Visit BigBlueButton’s detailed minium requirements page.

Session Duration:
This course consists of a two 2-hour sessions.

Instructor:  Elaine Lasda – [email protected](link sends e-mail)

Continuing Education Credit:
Contact Hours: 4When: December 3 – 4, 2020

10:30 am – 12:00 pm CSTLocation: Online Classroom
United States Contact: Phone: 800-843-8482
Email: [email protected](link sends e-mail)Event Fee(s):

Amigos Member Individual Registration$ 165.00
Non-member Individual Registration$ 220.00

Library Management: Change Management (Amigos Library Services)

Register Now Libraries are constantly changing and adapting for many reasons. Managers, however, are not always sure how to help their staffs understand and embrace the upcoming changes. This course is designed to help you learn strategies for a successful transition, identify potential pitfalls, and anticipate staff response to a pending change in your library.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the main drivers of change in most libraries
  • Devise strategies to get all levels of staff involved in bringing forth change
  • Develop and implement a consistent approach to proposing change in your library
  • Measure the success of the change once fully implemented

Target Audience:
Librarians and managers who need to prepare library staff for adapting to change.


Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements:

  • Students will participate in class discussion and complete individual assignment.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

Technical Requirements:
Visit Adobe’s detailed requirements page(link is external) for an in-depth list or run a system and connection test on your computer now(link is external).

Session Duration:
This course consists of one 2-hour session.

Instructor:  Jodie Borgerding [email protected](link sends e-mail)

Continuing Education Credit:
Contact Hours: 2

When: December 9, 2020.

Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm CST

Location: Online Classroom
Contact: Phone: 800-843-8482
Email: [email protected](link sends e-mail)

Event Fee(s):

Amigos Member$ 95.00
Non-member$ 155.00

Library Assessment Conference Virtual Session on Critical/Theoretical Assessment and Space

Wednesday, December 16 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the University of Washington (UW) Libraries are holding a series of free virtual events over the course of several months in fall 2020 and early 2021.

Upcoming dates and themes are:

  • Thursday, January 21, 2021: Measurement & Methods
  • Thursday, February 18, 2021: Services
  • Wednesday, March 17, 2021: Teaching & Learning and Value

View the full program on the conference website.

Registration information is available at:

The conference goal is to build and support the wide-reaching community of library assessment practitioners and researchers who have responsibility or interest in this broad field. The multi-day event is a mix of invited speakers, workshops, and contributed papers and posters that stimulate discussion and provide feasible ideas for effective, practical, and sustainable library assessment. Previous conferences have been held in Charlottesville, Virginia (2006, 2012); Seattle, Washington (2008, 2014); Baltimore, Maryland (2010); Arlington, Virginia (2016); and Houston, Texas (2018)…

2020 AACSB Accreditation Standards: What They Mean for Business Librarians

Wednesday, 12/2/2020

  • 1:00 PM-2:15 PM (Eastern)
  • 12:00 PM-1:15 PM (Central)
  • 11:00 AM-12:15 PM (Mountain)
  • 10:00 AM-11:15 AM (Pacific)

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), which accredits over 530 business schools in the United States alone, released a new business school accreditation standards document in 2020.

In this presentation the speakers will briefly track the movement in the field by giving a retrospective of library relevance in the AACSB standards and an overview of the development of the new standards. They will focus on sections of the new standards where business librarians can play an important role, giving librarians a potential blueprint for how they can like the work they do in business information literacy instructions with the educational goals of their faculty. As an example, the new standards bring an increased focus on the concept of “lifelong learning’ including critical thinking, analytical thinking, and creative thinking. These are all concepts that dovetail with library science instructional theory and are areas where business librarians can contribute to the curriculum.

This live webinar will include a guided discussion with the participants. 

Learning Outcomes

As a result of having attended this webinar, librarians will:

  • Better understand AACSB accreditation, how it has changed over time, and how the new Standards might affect accreditation in the future
  • Define and apply trending terms such as “Learners”, “Lifelong Learners” ‘Mission-Driven” as well the constellation of AACSB International documents that affect accreditation
  • Reflect on how they might communicate with their accredited business schools. 

Who Should Attend

This webinar is focused on business librarians, who are most directly affected by work of the AACSB. AACSB is the main accreditor  of business schools and librarians often use the Standards as a guiding document. Those who are interested in liaison work may also find it helpful. 


Ilana Stonebraker is Head, Business/SPEA Library at Indiana University. She is currently Past Chair of RUSA BRASS and BRASS Representative on the RUSA Board of Directors. Her area of research includes business information, critical information literacy, and crowdsourcing. Ilana was recognized by the ALA Library Instruction Roundtable (LIRT) as an author of one of the Top Twenty Library Instruction Articles of 2017 and 2016.

LuMarie Guth is Business Librarian at Western Michigan University. She is Past Chair of the BRASS Business Education Committee. She has published on the incorporation of the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education into library instruction and its implication for business instruction in particular. LuMarie’s paper on faculty views of the Framework was selected as one of the Top Twenty Library Instruction Articles of 2018.

Registration – Online


Individual registration rates are as follows:

  • RUSA members: $45
  • ALA members: $55
  • ALA student & retired members: $25
  • Non-members: $77

Group rate: $99 single login


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