We teamed up with CrowdCompass to build an app that will make this year’s experience a lot more valuable for our attendees, exhibitors, and speakers. This app includes networking, schedules, social media and much more at the palm of your hand: https://crowd.cc/s/1HtuY
This year’s mobile app for #SAOIM18 is awesome. Here are just a few benefits and reasons why you don’t want to miss out on the app:
- Access the event schedule and customize your agenda with personal appointments
- See all the speakers and read their bios
- Check out the exhibitors and locate their booths more easily through an interactive map
- Get important updates and exciting offers via the app through Push Notifications
- See who’s attending and share contact information by networking with other attendees
He is the Dean of the University of Denver Libraries. Prior to taking this position, he was the Associate Dean for Scholarly Communication and Collections Services, also at the University of Denver. He is the recipient of the 2015 Harrasowitz Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award for his work on e-books and demand-driven acquisition models. With colleagues from the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries, he founded the open access journal Collaborative Librarianship, and continues to serve as co-editor. He has been elected to leadership roles in the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) and the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA). Currently he serves on the Executive Committee of the Western Regional Storage Trust. As co-chair of the NISO Recommended Practices for Demand-Driven Acquisition of Monographs Working Group, he was one of the lead authors of the recommended practices document. He serves on a variety of national and international publisher and vendor library advisory boards and a range of committees within library professional organizations. He writes and speaks regularly on implications of discovery service implementation and trends in academic library collection development practices…
SAOUG celebrated the month of love at the beautiful Big Red Barn by listening to an enlightening talk by Dr. Anlia Pretorius and Tanya Healey entitled “Opening the doors of learning for students with disabilities”
According to the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, disability is “An evolving concept and disability results from the interaction between persons with impairments and attitudinal and environmental barriers”. It recognizes persons with disabilities as those persons who have “long-term physical, mental, intellectual, neurological, psycho-social or sensory impairments which, in interaction with various barriers, may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others”. Disability is an evolving concept. Impairment is the medical aspect of the problem, disability refers to the attitudinal aspects. Institutions in the PSET system throughout South Africa have made progress in addressing the right for reasonable accommodation for and services to persons with disabilities but much still needs to be done.
They offered a comprehensive list of things institutions and individuals can do to make their environment friendly (full presentation can be accessed here). The take away message was to treat all people with dignity and respect. All institutions should have a disability policy to protect services to students and a unit to create disability training awareness and advocacy. Working together can help all to break barriers and change perceptions of others.