Registration for the ACRL 2021 Virtual Conference, “Ascending into An Open Future,” coming up April 13-16, 2021, is still available!
Today’s higher education environment calls for continually innovative ways to advance student, faculty, and institution success. If you are part of the academic and research library community; value sustainable, open scholarship and education; embrace equity, diversity and inclusion; and want to ensure that you have the knowledge and skills you need now—this event is for you.
ACRL 2021 features a mix of more than 300 live and on-demand programs, interactive discussion groups, eye-popping posters, a social wall, fun connections and prizes, and content on demand for 30 days. The conference also features author Tressie McMillan Cottom and journalist Mona Chalabi as keynote speakers along with invited presentations from Kaetrena Davis Kendrick and We Here administrators Jennifer Brown, Jennifer Ferretti, and Charlotte Roh. REGISTER TODAY!
The conference program addresses issues affecting higher education and libraries such as social and racial justice, qualitative data analysis, innovation and problem solving, instructional collaborations, student success, copyright policies, mentoring, sustainability practices, remote learning, first-generation students, information ethics, and more.
With ACRL 2021 taking place 100% virtually, there are no prohibitive flight, hotel, or travel expenses. Just register online and you’re ready to go! Discounts are available for non-salaried, retired, students, and groups from the same institution. Just register today and join us on April 13!
MUSE Meets 2021, happening April 27th-30th, is a virtual gathering focused on not-for-profit scholarly publishing in the humanities and social sciences. This free event expands on the tradition of Project MUSE’s annual meeting of participating publishers, and builds upon our celebration of MUSE’s 25th anniversary under the theme of “Envision What’s Next.” Over 200 members of the scholarly communications community have already registered for MUSE Meets 2021!! If you haven’t yet registered, it’s not too late to reserve your spot.
In addition to delivering an informative and educational meeting for our publishers, we are excited to augment our programming with global community sessions that invite participation from our library partners and other stakeholders in scholarly communications. We believe it is vital, now more than ever, to encourage dialogue among the library, scholar, and publishing communities, so we can work together to envision a sustainable future. Registration for the event is free to all, as we want to ensure equitable participation for any who wish to join the conversation.
OCLC and LIBER announced today the launch of a virtual workshop series, Building strategic relationships to advance open scholarship at your institution, to focus on how librarians can develop strategic relationships across their universities to advance open scholarship.
The programming of the workshop is based upon the OCLC Research Report, Social Interoperability in Research Support: Cross-Campus Partnerships and the University Research Enterprise. The workshop series is specifically targeted at mid-level library professionals and practitioners. Each of the three workshop sessions will include a combination of presentations and small group discussion activities, facilitated by the authors of the Social Interoperability report and hosted by LIBER.
This workshop series is a pilot effort exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partnership affiliates and LIBER members and numbers are strictly limited. The organizations will be working together to assess the pilot and explore if this training exercise can be scaled to support more librarians.