Spring Open: Events Celebrate Transparency in Government
by Barbie E. Keiser
Several months into the new administration, Washington, D.C., was treated to events to learn about efforts to increase openness and transparency in government. Some speakers focused on the current situation, highlighting resource challenges that are facing all three branches of government, while others looked to the future and the technology that would enable government to keep up with the expectations of citizens. Here are the highlights of each event.
Magical Moments: Harry Potter at the Library
by Brandi Scardilli
The last book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, turned 10 on July 21, 2017. Public libraries have been putting on Harry Potter-themed programming over the past 20 years, and they have no intention of stopping. In this way, they introduce today's children to the series for the first time. And there are other organizations keeping the love alive too. That's the power of Potter.
Dec. 5–7, Military Libraries Training Workshop
Place: Arlington, Va.
Sponsor/Organizer: SLA Military Libraries Division (DMIL)
Dec. 7–8, The 14th International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management & Organisational Learning (ICICKM 2017)
Place: Hong Kong
Sponsor/Organizer: ACPI (Academic Conferences and Publishing International)
Dec. 8–10, The 9th Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation (FIRE 2017)
Place: Bangalore, India
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing Committee
Dec. 9, The 8th Annual Workshop on Information Security and Privacy (WISP)
Place: Seoul, South Korea
Sponsor/Organizer: AIS Special Interest Group on Information Security and Privacy (SIGSEC)
Dec. 11–14, The 2017 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE BigData 2017)
Dec. 13, Advancing Altmetrics: Best Practices and Emerging Ideas (NISO Virtual Conference)
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
Dec. 18–22, International Workshop on Information Management Tools for Academic and Research Libraries
Place: Pune, India
Sponsor/Organizer: All India Shri Shivaji Memorial Society’s College of Engineering Central Library
Dec. 21–23, The 16th International Conference on Information Technology (ICIT2017)
Place: Bhubaneswar, India
Sponsor/Organizer: Orissa Information Technology Society and Silicon Institute of Technology
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