Colleague Connection – Event Registration Open

2016 Colleague Connection: Predatory Publishers, Academic Libraries, and the Future of Scholarly Communication


Please join CAL, CCML, CoALL, the DU LIS Program, RMSLA, SRMA and our speaker, Jeffrey Beall, for the 2016 Colleague Connection.



Jeffrey Beall
Scholarly Communications Librarian & Associate Professor
Auraria Library
University of Colorado Denver


Program Description:

Think you know open-access? Think again. Most of the information about scholarly open-access publishing comes from open-access advocates who only tell one side of the story. At this talk, you’ll hear the other side of the story, the secrets about open-access the cheerleaders don’t want you to hear.

Register here:


Registration Deadline:

April 20, 2016


Event Date:

April 28, 2016

Event Time:

5:00pm – 8:30pm
5:00 – 6:15 Reception & Vendor Fair
6:15 – 7:20 Introduction and Dinner
7:20 – 8:30 Speaker and Q&A Session


Dinner Menu:
Entrées (choice of one):
Sesame chicken breast (Grilled breast of chicken marinated with sesame, soy, garlic and scallions)
Smoked gouda farfalle (Bow tie pasta baked with smoked gouda cheese and fresh spinach)

All entrées served with fresh baked dinner rolls and butter, a vegetable side, salad, dessert, and tea or coffee.



Regular Attendee $40
Student Attendee $30 (Student sponsorships are available. Fill out this form to apply: deadline is April 13, 2016)
Sponsor a Student $30 (Pay for a student to attend the event. The deadline is April 13, 2016)
Vendor Donation made separately (Includes two meal tickets and an exhibition table)
Speaker Complimentary



Pay using Paypal as a part of the registration process
or send checks made out to RMSLA to
Mary Arnold
13259  W 84th place
Arvada, CO 80005


Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations made by April 20, 2016 will receive a full refund. No refunds will be given to cancellations after April 20, 2016.


Location, directions, and parking:

Ruffatto Hall, University of Denver, 1999 E. Evans Ave, Denver, CO 80210


Thanks to our Event and Student sponsors!

Colorado Bar Association
Colorado State Library
Rocky Mountain Special Libraries Association

GRC Open Government Subcommittee Update

Hello advocates, a few updates for you. Happy spring!


DOJ Office of Legal Counsel

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairmen Jason Chaffetz and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings sent a letter to the DOJ seeking documentation to better understand the Office ofLegal Consel’s opinion-making process. The letter can be found here.


FOIA Improvement Act of 2016

The FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 (S. 337) passed the Senate on Tuesday, March 15. A letter signed by AALL and other organizations in support of the bill can be found here.
–submitted by Wendy Lamar, wdlamar @


James Madison Award

On March 11, 2016, the American Library Association awarded Seamus Kraft, the co-founder and executive director of the OpenGov Foundation, the James Madison Award for his work advancing the public’s access to government.
The OpenGov Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting citizen participation in the legislative process through free open-source software. Their projects include the Madison Project (, a platform enabling collaboration between lawmakers and citizens on pending legislation; and the America Decoded ( and State Decoded ( platforms for free access to state statutes and ordinances.

Leadership & Management Division of SLA webinar

H&H is hosting this webinar presented by the Leadership & Management Division of SLA. Please RSVP to me by Monday morning if you’d like to attend.


When and Where:

Monday, March 28
11 am – noon
Holland & Hart, 555 17th St, Suite 3200


Program Description and Presenter Biography:

Description: Library staff are constantly being asked to do more with less. Learn how the basic tenets of project management can help your team work smarter, maximize resources and deliver high-quality services. In this session, participants will explore the principles of project management through examples from all areas of library work, including event planning, collection management, and systems administration. Participants will learn traditional project management methods, current tools used for managing projects, the skills necessary of a project manager, and new trends in project management.

Instructor: Michael Perry is the Head of Assessment and Planning at Northwestern University Library. In this role he oversees the development of the library strategic plan and the assessment initiatives and project planning that support its outcomes. Previously, he was the Collection Services Project Manager. In this role he manages a variety of projects such as an ILS migration, implementing a cloud based discovery system, and changes in classification systems. He graduated from DePaul University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Government and from Dominican University with a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science with a focus on knowledge management as well as organizational analysis and design.

Hope you can join us!


Abby Lindquist, MLIS
Research Librarian
Holland & Hart LLP