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Open, online business meeting of RSS' Education and Professional Development for Reference Committeeby Jason Coleman on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 09:40 am
in RUSA RSS Education & Professional Development for Reference (Reference Services Section)
RSS' Education and Professional Development for Reference Committee will be conducting an open, online business meeting on September 3, 2014 from 3pm-4pm (Central Time).
To join the meeting, go to https://ksu.zoom.us/j/671767278
The agenda for the meeting is:
II. Review of past goals and progress toward those goals
III. Update goals - if appropriate
Discuss possibility of sponsoring a webinar
IV. Decide whether to host discussion forum at 2015 ALA Midwinter
V. Decide on regular meeting schedule and method
Apologies in advance for multiple postings.
ALCTS Webinar: Using the Power of Excel to Help with Cutting a Budget
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Sessions begin at 11 am Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern and last about an hour.
In this session, the presenter will show ways to use Excel spreadsheet functions and features to compile, organize, and evaluate data for many purposes, not the least of which is planning with a reduced budget. Content covered will include Excel and other spreadsheets, usage data, and data downloaded from an integrated library system.
Attendees will learn ways to use Excel to compile, organize, and evaluate data for collection development planning in a reduced budget environment.
Who Should Attend?
Collection development and collection management librarians and support staff for collection management units.
Karen Harker is Collection Assessment Librarian at the University of North Texas. She has more than twenty years of experience in public, academic, and medical libraries, in which she has worked analyzing systems, evaluating processes, managing research data sets, performing statistical analyses, and using qualitative and quantitative techniques to analyze collection strengths and weaknesses. Karen is a member of ALCTS and the Texas Library Association.
ALCTS Member (individual) . . . $43
Nonmember (individual) . . . $59
International (individual) . . . $43
(Applies to a group of people who will watch the webinar together from one access point.)
Member group . . . $99
Nonmember group . . . $129
All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to the recorded session, so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.
How to Register
For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager, at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or email@example.com.
Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.
in PLA (Public Library Association)
in PLA (Public Library Association)
in ACRL IS Teaching Methods Committee (Instruction Section)
ACRL Instruction Section
Teaching Methods Committee
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Noon-1 p.m. MT
I. Welcome and introductions.
II. Additions to the agenda.
IV. Discussion: 2014-2015 committee activities, first steps.
Reference draft Annual Planning Form at http://connect.ala.org/node/227901
(committee access only)
If you wish to attend the meeting as a non-member guest, please contact the Chair in advance for details: Merinda McLure firstname.lastname@example.org.
in ACRL DLS (Distance Learning Section)
The DLS Discussion Group committee will meet virtually on September 11th from 12:00 PM to approximately 1:00 PM (Eastern time).
Please join the meeting at http://centralpenn.adobeconnect.com/dls-dg/
You can enter the virtual meeting room any time prior to the meeting to test your system and microphone. If you do not have a microphone, you can participate using the chat feature. Please be sure to have headphones/speakers.
Guests are welcome.
Contact meeting facilitator Jill Hallam-Miller with questions.
in RUSA BRASS (Business Reference and Services Section)
"Hitting the Jackpot—Sources for Local and Regional Business Information”: The hardest facts to find are about something in your own backyard. Reliable and accurate local business information and data is often quite challenging to track down. Representatives from a variety of providers including Euromonitor Passport Cities (localized city economic profiles, analysis on consumers); Alteryx Demographics Now (US Census data); Proquest ABI Inform (local/regional business news) and Data Planet (US State statistical datasets) will demonstrate what they have to offer for these specific data needs. Come prepared to ask your own local questions as well.