Event Calendar

The events in this calendar are among the very best offerings for library technical services professionals, but are by no means the only events of interest. ALA maintains Affiliates Conference & Event Calendar 2012–2024, a comprehensive calendar of events of interest to all library professionals.
Events marked with an asterisk (*) are hosted or sponsored by ALCTS.


May 30
*Archival Materials: Using RDA with DACS | ALCTS Webinar

May 31–June 1
Rhode Island Library Association Annual Conference | Smithfield, Rhode Island

May 31–June 1
Society for Scholarly Publishing Annual Meeting | Arlington, Virginia


June 4–6
New Jersey Library Association | Atlantic City, New Jersey

June 4–6
*Virtual Preconference: Local Collections, Collective Context: Managing Print Collections in the Age of Collaboration | online

June 7–10
North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) Annual Meeting | Nashville, Tennessee

June 10–14
Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2012) | Washington, D.C.

June 12–14
*Virtual Preconference: The How and Why of Research: What Is the Rock in Your Shoe? | online

June 13–15
United States Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Association (USETDA) | Quincy, Massachusetts

June 21–26
ALA Annual Meeting | Anaheim, California

June 27–30
American Theological Library Association Annual Conference | Scottsdale, Arizona


July 9–13
Conference on Open Repositories | Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

July 15–18
Special Libraries Association Annual Meeting | Chicago, Illinois

July 18-19
ALA Virtual Conference | online

July 21–24
105th American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting & Conference | Boston, Massachusetts

July 23–August 17
*Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions | ALCTS Web Course

July 30–August 24
*Fundamentals of Acquisitions | ALCTS Web Course


August 1–3
Pacific Northwest Library Association Conference | Anchorage, Alaska

August 6–11
Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting | San Diego, California

August 8–9
Cooperative Curation Symposium and Workshop | Atlanta, Georgia

August 11–17
World Library and Information Congress 2012, 78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly | Helsinki, Finland

August 13–September 21
*Fundamentals of Collection Assessment | ALCTS Web Course

August 20–September 14
*Fundamentals of Collection Development/Management | ALCTS Web Course


September 3–7
DCMI International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications | Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

September 10–October 5
*Fundamentals of Preservation | ALCTS Web Course

September 12–14
ETD 2012: 15th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations | Lima, Peru

September 13–14
11th Annual Northwest Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing Conference | Portland, Oregon

September 17–October 12
*Fundamentals of Acquisitions | ALCTS Web Course

September 19–22
North Dakota Library Association Annual Conference | Fargo, North Dakota

September 19–23
2nd National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color | Kansas, Missouri

September 20–22
Kentucky Library Association/Kentucky School Media Association Joint Conference |  Louisville, Kentucky

September 24–October 19
Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions | ALCTS Web Course

September 26–29
Wyoming Library Association Annual Conference | Casper, Wyoming

September 27–29
Association for Rural & Small Libraries Annual Conference | Raleigh, North Carolina


October 1–5
iPRES 2012 | Toronto, Canada

October 4–7
2012 LITA National Forum | Columbus, Ohio

October 18–19
NISO Forum: The E-Book Renaissance, Part II: Challenges and Opportunities | Boston, Massachusetts

October 18–21
OLAC 2012: Online Audiovisual Catalogers Conference
| Albuquerque, New Mexico