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Sep 21, 2022 - 3:00 pm ET/2:00 pm CT

Scholars Trust Town Hall e-Meeting

      Scholars Trust Town Hall e-meetings provide a forum to share progress on current initiatives and elicit further feedback from participating libraries.

Sep 28, 2022 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Looking at Virginia Shared Collections through a DEI Lens: Increasing Equity and Representation

The structure by which we evaluate collections is inherently problematic, as collections deliver value to users in many ways that are not always easy to quantify. This presentation will show the development of a number of VIVA programs and initiatives to assess and grow the diversity of the consortium’s shared collections both with direct, large-scale […]

Oct 4, 2022 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Increasing Faculty Engagement With Makerspace Technologies

Have you had trouble getting faculty to make use of the technology in your makerspace? Libraries often build spaces that offer all kinds of exciting technologies, but sometimes faculty do not make use of the equipment. Due to budgets that are already stretched thin, faculty do not always have the resources or expertise to try […]

Oct 24, 2022 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Future of Librarianship: A Critical Look at Succession Planning for a More Inclusive Workplace

Leadership practice, style, and situational outcomes are important topics for anyone who wishes to hone their leadership skills or evaluate how they lead. How can a leadership practice manifest itself in one's personal professional goals and in the goals of moving the library field forward to more healthy workplace culture for ALL? During the webinar, […]

Oct 27, 2022 - 1:00 pm ET/12:00 pm CT

Library Accessibility Alliance Webinar: Incorporating Accessibility into Library OER Programs & Initiatives

Open Educational Resources (OER) are meant to be as open and available as possible, but if they’re not accessible or on accessible platforms, how “open” are they really? In this webinar, staff from the Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries will share how they’ve integrated accessibility into their OER initiatives and OER grant program to improve […]

Nov 9, 2022 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

ASERL Collection Strategy Interest Group Town Hall Meeting

After much discussion, ASERL has merged two existing Interest Groups -- the Big Deal Community of Practice and the Collection Assessment Interest Group -- into a new, combined Interest Group focusing on Collection Strategy.  Please join us for this Town Hall meeting on November 9 to share your thoughts on desired goals and activities for […]

Nov 14, 2022 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

The Effectiveness and Durability of Digital Preservation and Curation Systems

Summary Regardless of their size, location, or communities served, all heritage organizations are involved in curating digital content, whether that content is born-digital or reformatted from physical materials. With funding from the Institute of Library and Museum Services (IMLS), Ithaka S+R launched an extensive research project to examine and assess the sustainability of digital preservation […]

Nov 18, 2022 - 10:00 am ET/9:00 am CT

Copyright Office Hour — November 2022

NOTE CHANGE IN TIME:  Now starting at 10am ET / 9am Central Time for this session. Bring your copyright puzzlers!  Questions can be submitted anonymously in advance if desired:

Nov 18, 2022 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

The Reluctant Leader: Conquering stereotypes, imposter syndrome and rising to new heights

Stereotypes of gender, race, and culture often prevent BIPOC employees from rising to positions of leadership. Alanna and Elaina will explore the role of their upbringing as BIPOC women, their intersectional identities, and their reluctance of, and eventual taking on of leadership roles. Insight and advice will be offered to other hesitant leaders and/or those […]

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