ATG Conferences, Meetings, and Webinars – 2/4/21

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ATG Conferences, Meetings, and Webinars – 2/4/21

Last Chance – Register Now For NISO Plus 2021!

The second annual NISO Plus conference is just around the corner — February 22-25 — so make sure you register now, if you haven’t already done so!

Through a mix of presentations followed by conversation and discussion, on a wide-ranging selection of topics curated by our wonderful global Planning Committee, you’ll get to both hear from information experts and share your own experience and perspectives. Each session includes at least 30 minutes of discussion about the challenges and opportunities for our community, where you can engage with information colleagues from around the world — a truly unique experience!

To ensure everyone can attend, wherever you are located, the program will span two time slots: from 10.00am – 2.00pm EST, US/Canada/3.00pm – 7.00pm UTC, primarily for attendees in Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa; and then again from 8.00pm – 10.30pm EST, US/Canada/1.00am – 3.30am UTC, primarily for attendees in Asia Pacific. 

Thanks to our generous sponsors, we’ve been able to keep the registration fees low, to enable the fullest possible participation — just US$99 per person for NISO members, and US$155 per person for non-members, with very generous discounts for groups of five or more. There are also special rates for students, early career/unemployed information professionals, and those from lower GDP countries, as well as a hardship fund for those who can’t otherwise afford to attend.”

Library Journal Summit: Building the Next Normal

This free, day-long, virtual convening will feature library leaders at all levels who will discuss lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic and share actionable ideas on how you can incorporate them into your post-COVID strategy. 

The coronavirus has forced systems to reexamine their services and policies from scratch, leading to gains in accessible events, workforce flexibility, increased urgency around staff safety and a view of internal and patron-facing issues through an equitable lens. With live events, coworking, and other space-sharing staples coming back online, librarians are looking for guidance on ways to navigate the continuing practical and emotional challenges, weather the associated economic fallout, and come out the other side stronger than before. 

Featured Keynote, Speakers and Topics Include: 

  • Keynote Don Lemon, of CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, will share his perspective after years as a breaking news television reporter and anchor, as well as details about his forthcoming title, This Is the Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism
  • Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Executive Director of the Mid-Hudson Library System, will discuss the opportunities library leaders have to build community resilience in light of recent events and co-create a new future for their library and their community using regenerative thinking.
  • Co-Founders Greg Peverill-Conti and Adam Zand from the Library Land Project will demonstrate the value of assessing the library through a patron’s eyes. 
  • Librarian Reserve Corps Founder and LJ‘s 2021 Librarian of the Year Elaine Hicks will present on how to fight the “infodemic” to help patrons safeguard their and their loved one’s health.
  • Library leaders will discuss the future of collection strategy and reader’s advisory; service models and transformational changes to meet the needs of patrons and staff; improved management and communication methods to support frontline workers, and setting and achieving concrete Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion goals. 

Summit Hours:  10:00 AM ET – 5:00 PM ET


UKSG 44th Annual Conference and Exhibition: Online

The UKSG Annual Conference and Exhibition 2021 will be for the first time be held online. The event is a major event in the scholarly communications calendar which attracts a large number of delegates each year from around the world – librarians, publishers, content providers, consultants and intermediaries. The conference combines high-quality plenary presentations, lightning talks and breakout sessions with virtual social events and a major online trade exhibition.

When: April 12 2021 – 09:00 to April 14 2021 – 14:00
Where: Online – United Kingdom

To register for the conference please visit our online delegate registration form

Please click here to see the latest programme – note: all session timings are UK/British Summer Time (BST).

For information about sponsoring the conference, please see the details here.

The Exhibition is now open for bookings – please see here for details!

For the latest update don’t forget to follow us on twitter @UKSG, our event hashtag is #UKSG2021/

UKSG wants to provide the best possible experience for all our delegates, making presentations as accessible and inclusive as possible. We strongly encourage our speakers to provide auto-generated closed-captioning for both live and recorded events as well as making sure the slides as easy as possible for all people to read. In addition we can provide auto generated transcripts post-event for each of the recorded sessions.

If you have particular accessibility needs or questions about this event, please contact [email protected]

The importance and use of digital primary sources in teaching and research” (UKSG webinar)


Date: Wednesday 24 February 2021

Time: 14.00 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)

Duration: 45-60 minutes including Q&A 


  • Peter Foster, Associate Director, Wiley Digital Archives 


  • Dr Sarah L. Evans, Research and Collections Engagement Manager, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
  • Hugh Murphy, Head of Collections & Content, Maynooth University Library, Ireland
  • Kathryn Simpson, Lecturer in Information Studies, University of Glasgow


How can digitised primary sources help teaching and research?

UKSG and Wiley bring you three speakers from different areas of research: a librarian, a researcher, and a learned society member, to give their perspectives and insights on the role digital primary source materials have in today’s teaching and research environment. Join us to find out:

·    A librarian’s perspective on the importance of primary sources in teaching and learning.

·    How scholars use digital primary sources to discover stories and content that haven’t been researched before.

·    The opportunities of cross-archive searching in contemporary and interdisciplinary historical research.


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