March 27: ACRL/SPARC Forum at ALA Mid-Winter Conference
The ACRL/SPARC Forum at ALA Midwinter will discuss how libraries are rethinking the strategic implications of how many of their operations - and in particular, their collections budgets, are positioned within the organization.Photo: Fire in the Sky by Richard Cawood | CC BY-NC 2.0 | Availabe at www.RichardCawood.com
February 14: February OpenCon Librarian Community Call
This call brings together all librarians working with, or learning about, all things Open--and gives participants an opportunity to connect with each other to better their work and librarianship.
March 27: Open Education Week
Open Education Week is a global event that seeks to raise awareness of free and open sharing in education and the benefits they bring to teachers and learners. Coordinated by the Open Education Consortium, the event showcases projects, resources, and ideas from around the world that demonstrate open education in practice. The open education movement seeks to reduce barriers, increase access and drive improvements in education through open sharing and digital formats. Open education includes free and open access to platforms, tools and resources in education, including learning materials, course materials, videos, assessment tools, research, study groups, and textbooks, all available for free use and modification under an open license.
May 01: University of San Diego Digital Initiatives Symposium
This day and a half conference features workshops and user group meetings for a variety of institutional repository platforms, focusing on the digital elements of library ecosystems and institutional repositories.