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  • 08 Feb 2017 8:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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    eBooks and the Academic Library Market: The Charlotte Initiative Open Conference March 9 and 10, 2017

    ***New program descriptions have been added!!!***

    The landscape of eBooks in the academic library market is rapidly evolving, with many moving pieces to explore. Over the past two years, through research and collaboration, the Mellon-funded Charlotte Initiative has examined the current library market and looked toward the future of eBooks.  We are exploring how permanent eBook access in support of traditional academic usage can be achieved.  We invite you to join this conversation and learn more about our research at our free conference: eBooks and the Academic Library Market: The Charlotte Initiative Open Conference.

    Location: UNC Charlotte Center City, Charlotte, NC

    Hosted by J. Murrey Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte

     

    Topics to be discussed include:

     

    ·         eBook licensing for academic libraries: challenges and opportunities

    ·         Business models to support permanent ownership and perpetual access

    ·         eBooks and the user experience

    ·         Role of libraries and eBooks in textbook affordability efforts

    ·         Short-term eBook hosting and long-term preservation strategies

    ·         Overall snapshot of the academic eBook market landscape

     

    Offerings include workshops, panels, and informational sessions that bring together librarians, university press representatives, consortial leaders, bookstore representatives, and other stakeholders interested in a future that allows permanent access to eBooks for acquisition and collections. Each day will we begin with exciting perspectives from one of our two keynote speakers, who were selected for their broad and deep experience in a range of roles within scholarly communication:

     

    John Unsworth, University Librarian and Dean of Libraries, University of Virginia

    Amy Brand, Director,  The MIT Press

     

    Click here for information about the conference: http://ocs.uncc.edu/charlotteinitiative/CharlotteInitiative

     

    The conference has no registration fee, but attendees are responsible for their own expenses.  Please check back for additional updates to the program.


     

    Click here for more information about the Charlotte Initiative! :

    http://charlotteinitiative.uncc.edu/

     

    If you can’t attend locally, live streaming of portions of the conference will also be available, and all sessions will be recorded.  If you plan to view any or all of the conference streaming, please register for streaming access. 



  • 08 Feb 2017 8:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    March 17, 2017

    Johnson & Wales University Innovation Lab

    Join us to learn about new technologies and new takes on technologies


  • 08 Feb 2017 8:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Deadline for submitting a proposal to present at Tech Summit is February 28th.


    We are accepting proposals for presenters at the Tech Summit. Send your topic/technology and contact information to Michael Winecoff, mkwineco@uncc.edu, by February 28th.

  • 07 Feb 2017 12:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Belmont


    Essential Duties

    The duties listed below are not all of the duties that may be assigned but are those that are considered as essential for an employee to perform.

    • Oversees the physical building and daily operations of the Library. Supervises branch assistants; manages daily public service & technical operations of the Branch, including responsibility for maintaining discipline & security.
    • Enforces Library policies & procedures in the delivery of service to patrons.
    • Provides readers’ advisory, reference, & information assistance to patrons-in-house, by phone, fax, or email.
    • Registers borrowers and collects fines & fees.
    • Assists patrons in using computer resource: word processing, Internet, and online databases.
    • Plans & implements library programs & activities such as story times for preschoolers, senior citizen programs, etc.
    • Makes recommendations for the purchase of library materials; weeds collection as needed.
    • Promotes branch services in-house and in the community via exhibits & displays, speaking engagements, and participation in community events.  Closes February 17. For more information click here
  • 30 Jan 2017 2:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte is accepting applications for our Atkins Fellows summer program. Applications submitted by Tuesday, February 21 will receive first consideration. These fellowships are designed to give LIS students hands-on experience in an academic library.

    The Atkins Fellows program is an eleven-week summer residential fellowship for students at the mid-point of their Library, Archives, or Information Science degree program. It is designed to provide each Fellow who participates with a work experience that is focused on professional-level tasks, with high level of independence and creativity, while also supporting Atkins Library's mission, goals, and initiatives.  The six projects proposed for 2017 are in the areas of Public Services, Assessment and Analytics, Digital Image Processing, Technology Services, Born-Digital University Records, and Electronic Resource Management. Participants in this program will receive a $6,000 stipend, paid at an hourly rate ($13.64/hour, for eleven weeks of forty hours per week).


    More information can be found at https://library.uncc.edu/atkinsfellows

    Please contact Amanda Binder at abinder3@uncc.edu with questions.

  • 22 Jan 2017 2:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    For our members:


    Check out the members pages. Use the Members tab to access what  we have posted for job listings for UNC- Charlotte and Blog Posts of the Fall and December Events.


    More new things to come... Under the Members only premium content pages which are under construction at the moment.

  • 13 Jan 2017 12:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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    eBooks and the Academic Library Market: The Charlotte Initiative Open Conference March 9 and 10, 2017

    The landscape of eBooks in the academic library market is rapidly evolving, with many moving pieces to explore. Over the past two years, through research and collaboration, the Mellon-funded Charlotte Initiative has examined the current library market and looked toward the future of eBooks.  We are exploring how permanent eBook access in support of traditional academic usage can be achieved.  We invite you to join this conversation and learn more about our research at our free conference: eBooks and the Academic Library Market: The Charlotte Initiative Open Conference.

    Location: UNC Charlotte Center City, Charlotte, NC

    Hosted by J. Murrey Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte

     

    Topics to be discussed include:

     

    ·         eBook licensing for academic libraries: challenges and opportunities

    ·         Business models to support permanent ownership and perpetual access[

    ·         eBooks and the user experience

    ·         Role of libraries and eBooks in textbook affordability efforts

    ·         Short-term eBook hosting and long-term preservation strategies

    ·         Overall snapshot of the academic eBook market landscape

     

    Offerings include workshops, panels, and informational sessions that bring together librarians, university press representatives, consortial leaders, bookstore representatives, and other stakeholders interested in a future that allows permanent access to eBooks for acquisition and collections. Each day will we begin with exciting perspectives from one of our two keynote speakers, who were selected for their broad and deep experience in a range of roles within scholarly communication:

     

    John Unsworth, University Librarian and Dean of Libraries, University of Virginia

    Amy Brand, Director, MIT Press

     

    Click here for information about the conference and to register!

    The conference has no registration fee, but attendees are responsible for their own expenses.  Pleasecheckback for updates tothepreliminaryprogram.

     

    Click here for more information about the Charlotte Initiative!


    If you can’t attend locally, live streaming of portions of the conference will also be available, and all sessions will be recorded.  If you plan to view any or all of the conference streaming, please register for streaming access. We request that no more than two people from the same institution register at this time to ensure a diverse mix of participants.

    Note about location: We are aware that legislation decisions made by the North Carolina state government in 2016 restrict the ability for some individuals interested in attending our conference to travel to the state. After much consideration and review of alternative locations, the decision was made to hold the open conference in Charlotte, NC, as originally proposed and budgeted. This decision was not made lightly. We will be providing virtual programming for those who will not be travelling to Charlotte but are interested in the important conversations on eBook acquisition over the 2-day conference.

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