Professional Development Events – April 2018

ASERL is pleased to offer these in-person professional development events in April 2018.

ACRL “Intersections of Information Literacy and Scholarly Communications Road Show.”
April 26, 2018, Klaus Advanced Computing Center, Georgia Tech.
This session will support librarians as they embark on new and exciting leadership roles as educators of students, teaching faculty, and administration alike. Participants will explore the theoretical backgrounds of information literacy and scholarly communication; consider examples of work that embodies the intersections; and create action plans to further the intersections at their institutions.  Instructors will be Maryam Fakouri (University of Washington-Seattle) and Joelle Pitts (Kansas State University).  See also: ACRL webpage.
ASERL – ARL Library Liaison Institute.
April 27-28, 2018, Klaus Advanced Computing Center, Georgia Tech.
View the draft agenda.
Based on ARL’s acclaimed “Transforming Liaison Roles in Research Libraries” series, this event will include one part scenario planning, one part unconference, and one part brainstorming. The agenda has been developed by a 12-person Advisory Panel drawn from ASERL libraries. ASERL members are invited to send teams of 2 – 3 people from their library to attend, including those with outreach roles (could include scholarly communications, digital scholarship, data librarians, special collections, plus those with more traditional disciplinary liaison roles) plus a relevant manager/AUL. We seek this to be a first step in fostering a community of practice within ASERL. Our lead facilitators for this event will be Rita Vine (University of Toronto / Visiting Program Officer – ARL) and Elizabeth Waraksa (Program Director for Research and Strategic Initiatives, ARL).


  • Both events will take place on the Georgia Tech campus in midtown Atlanta, GA.
  • Registration for both events is open through March 16, or until space is filled (maximum attendance of 100 persons for each event.).
  • These events are open to ASERL members only.
  • Anyone working in an ASERL library can register for the Intersections Road Show on April 26; the registration fee is $180/person.
  • Registration in the Liaison Institute is limited to teams of 2-3 persons per ASERL library, as selected by the library dean/director, with a registration fee of $150/person.  We will verify each registration of the Liaison Institute to be sure the teams are the selected participants.
  • ASERL is hosting a complimentary reception on the evening of April 26 for attendees of either event.
  • Registration fees must be paid at the time of registration using a credit card.
  • Travel costs are the participant’s responsibility.
  • Cancellations are permitted until April  13, 2018; full refunds will be provided until this date.  No refunds will be provided for cancellations after April 13, 2018 or for no-show registrants.
  • Register to attend the Intersections Road Show here.
  • Register to attend the Liaison Institute here.