NASIG Invites Proposals for Snapshot Sessions – Plus More ATG Conferences, Meetings, and Webinars

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The NASIG Program Planning Committee (PPC) invites proposals for the Snapshot Sessions

The NASIG Program Planning Committee (PPC) invites proposals for the 36th NASIG virtual conference Snapshot Sessions, to be held on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 from 5:00 to 6:00pm, EST. Presenters must be available virtually to present their snapshots during that time.  

The Snapshot Sessions will consist of up to eight five-minute presentations with a focus on an idea, project, workflow, etc. If you’ve always wanted to speak at NASIG, but haven’t felt like you had enough to say for a full session, this is a great opportunity for you.  

Proposals may present a report of a research study, an analysis of a practical problem-solving effort, or a description of an innovative program that may be of interest to the NASIG community. Proposals should name any particular products or services that are integral to the content of the snapshot. However, as a matter of NASIG policy, showcases and snapshots should not be used as a venue to promote or attack any product, service, or institution.  

Submit your Snapshot Session proposal by April 14, 2021 via the following link: We will contact you with our decisions mid-May, 2021.

Think Music & Beyond: Interdisciplinary Research in the Age of Full Text

Wednesday, April 7, 20212-3 PM ET, 11 AM-12 PM PT  

Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) and EBSCO invite you to take part in the free webinar “Think Music & Beyond: Interdisciplinary Research in the Age of Full Text”. This webinar is part of EBSCO’s Inspired Webinar Series, which explores research challenges unique to each field of study and solutions which can commence in the library.   

This session will focus on RILM Abstracts with Full Text and RILM Music Encyclopedias, two databases with full text that are widely used by researchers active in ethno/musicology and the performing arts, but in light of their scope are relevant for researchers in a variety of disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. We will learn from Tina Frühauf, Ph.D., a musicologist and editor, how RILM’s resources support interdisciplinary research.  

Attendees Will Learn: •    How to use RILM’s resources for RILM relevance for interdisciplinary research in various disciplines of the humanities and social sciences•    How to use RILM’s resources for the performing arts•    How to use RILM’s resources for the study of music 

Speaker: Tina Frühauf, Ph.D., Senior Editor, Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale 

Meeting the Urgent Need for E-Resources for Remote and Hybrid Environments

Sponsored by ProQuest

Scheduled for Thursday, May 06 at 2:00pm

Description: With remote and hybrid teaching and the need to reclaim library space, access to digital content continues to be more urgent and essential than ever. Faculty are increasingly relying on electronic versions of historical and current periodicals and newspapers along with ebooks, streaming video, digital music scores and course reserves to enhance learning and support research.

Discover how one library eased the pain of the remote-learning transition and saved valuable space. Jesse Silva, Scholarly Resources Strategy and Federal Government Information Librarian at University of California, Berkeley will speak about the unique process that was used to match newspapers in microform to e-versions, helping his library acquire more crucial e-resources on a limited budget. They also saved thousands of feet of shelf space to make room for social distancing.

Date & time: May 6, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Course Description: 

In March 2020, libraries across the country had to quickly shut down buildings and services as a public safety precaution. While some have re-opened to limited offerings, many are looking to what’s next. As public spaces, libraries must continue to adapt to new futures that prioritize safe interaction and well-being. This new design workshop and guest speaker program from Library Journal and School Library Journal explores how to create library spaces with flexibility in mind for today’s needs and tomorrow’s opportunities in a post-Covid era. Experts will discuss the short- and long-term modifications libraries can make in their spaces to support community needs, from changes in furniture choice and layout to how meeting rooms, outdoor spaces, and creation spaces are designed and used. Join us to learn ways to reimagine your spaces so that they can be quickly adapted to meet the current and future needs or your library and patrons.

You’ll Learn How To:

  • Embrace responsive design to address demand and changing circumstances
  • Adapted or re-imagined existing spaces to offer a variety of programming activities and uses
  • Build safe, healthy environments that support individuals’ overall well-being Understand how to make decisions about furniture and layouts that support different modes of working and interacting
  • Identify short- and long-term strategies and interventions to provide safe and meaningful services
  • Create a roadmap for your own library’s approach to post-Covid spaces, services, and uses
  • Design inspiring and productive physical spaces by understanding large-scale trends …

Who should take this course:

  • Library administrators or decision-makers seeking to understand what investments to make to their library spaces post-Covid and how to put them into action.
  • Library staff and administrators looking for actionable ideas for reworking their current spaces for safety, adaptability and multi-use.
  • Library staff seeking to identify opportunities for changes to their spaces based on health, safety, and overall well-being.

Filling Gaps and Saving Money with Ebook Subscriptions: A Perspective from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Date and time:Tuesday, April 13, 2021 2:00 pm
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Panelist(s) Info:Charlie Remy – Electronic Resources & Serials Librarian/Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga & Katie Gohn – Head of Collection Services at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Duration:1 hour
Description:Filling Gaps and Saving Money with Ebook Subscriptions: A Perspective from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Like most of us, Charlie Remy and Katie Gohn, librarians at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, have had a wild year. Due to the pandemic, they’ve had to pivot their collection-development strategies and the way they engage with faculty to support teaching and learning goals. In this one-hour webinar, Charlie and Katie will talk about their successes, their challenges, and how a large base of subscription ebook content has helped them improve cross-disciplinary support in an uncertain budget environment.

In this webinar, we’ll also share:

– Trends in how patrons are using ebooks, including how many pages and chapters are downloaded, copied, printed and shared. (Data based on Academic Complete usage data from libraries across North America.)

– Current content: what are the top subjects and titles, and how has that changed over time? How does this map to curriculum trends and graduation rates?

– How you can apply this content to your library: What all this may mean for your library in the future, and how you can use it to inform your decisions.


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