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Event ALCTS webinar: Current Trends & New Skills in Technical Services

by Gina Solares on Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 11:10 am

 

ALCTS webinar: Current Trends & New Skills in Technical Services

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

This session is part 2 of the 2-part series, The Future of Technical Services:

 

ALCTS webinar: Current Trends & New Skills in Technical Services

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

This session is part 2 of the 2-part series, The Future of Technical Services:

  1. Is Technical Services Dead? An Overview of the Future of Traditional Services

  2. Current Trends & New Skills in Technical Services

Description: In this webinar, presenters will explore current trends and developments in library technical services and discuss how they will impact the future of this field of librarianship. Participants will learn about hard skills (such as programming, language acquisition, time management, and metadata schema) and soft skills (such as collaboration, creativity, initiative, and overall attitude) that will be instrumental in his/her success in the future of technical services. A portion of the presentation will also explore the need for advocacy for technical services as our field continues to transition and evolve.

Learning outcomes:

Participants will learn about hard and soft skills needed for the future of technical services, discover resources to use in developing these skills, and discover ways to advocate these needs for our future evolution.

Who should attend?

Professionals, paraprofessionals, and library science students who work in or who would like to work in technical services.

Presenters:

Erin E. Boyd is the Technical Services Supervisor at the Irving (TX) Public Library where she is responsible for overseeing all cataloging and processing. Previous to this position, she worked as a cataloger in academic libraries. An active ALCTS member, Erin currently serves as Director-at-Large on the Board of Directors and as the ALCTS Representative on the ALA Website Advisory Committee.

Elyssa M. Gould is the Electronic Acquisitions & Serials Librarian at the University of Michigan Law Library where she is responsible for the entire e-resources lifecycle. Previous to this position, she worked as a cataloger in a general academic library. An active ALCTS member, Elyssa currently serves as a voting member on the Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access and as the LRTS Book Review Editor.

 

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Registration Fees:  

Single webinar: ALCTS Member $43 ; Non-member $59 ; Group rate (members/non-members) $99/$129 ; International $43   

Series pricing: ALCTS Member $69 ; Non-member $95 ; Group rate (members/non-members) $159/$206 ; International $69  

For additional information and access to registration links, please go to the following website:

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/051816

ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.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 alctsce@ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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USBBY (United States Board on Books for Young People)

Event The Threads That Hold a Spine

by Doris Gebel on Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 05:42 am

Join USBBY on Saturday, June 25th @ 5-6pm for "The Threads That Hold a Spine"

Join USBBY on Saturday, June 25th @ 5-6pm for "The Threads That Hold a Spine"

Terry Farish writes books about new Americans who've come to the U.S. as refugees. In her talk "Threads That Hold a Spine" she weaves a story about listening closely to refugee families, their reading of picture books in their new language, English, and her discoveries of family, identity, and magic through creating Viola in The Good Braider, Joseph in Joseph's Big Ride, and Sophea, a Cambodian-American girl in Either the Beginning or the End of the World. As Sophea says, threads hold the spine of a book together, and stories told are the threads that hold her.

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ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group

Event Web Seminar: Reel Challenges: Digitizing Microfilm for Long-Term Curation

by Rene Tanner on Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 06:34 pm

Title: ACRL DCIG Reel Challenges: Digitizing Microfilm for Long-Term Curation

Presenter: Allison Ringness, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Kansas State University

Title: ACRL DCIG Reel Challenges: Digitizing Microfilm for Long-Term Curation

Presenter: Allison Ringness, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Kansas State University

Recording: The recording of this presentation is available online at: https://youtu.be/zO6JhS7iDwc

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Please join us at the upcoming ACRL DCIG Web Seminar “ACRL DCIG Reel Challenges: Digitizing Microfilm for Long-Term Curation” on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 12:00pm-1:00pm Central. 

To register, please visit the following page: 

https://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?MTID=ed4e4f2a5b3ddfc15e814271e6455ac29

Preparing a digital project for long-term curation requires careful preparation.  This is doubly true for digitized microfilm projects, because of errors introduced during the microfilming process, the large number of files generated from digitized reels of microfilm, and issues associated with the materials that were microfilmed.  This case study spotlights two digitized microfilm projects at K-State Libraries.  The first, involving 90 years of the periodical Kansas Farmer, presented many difficulties.  Just one of the challenges was taking the reel-based organization scheme of the files received from the digitization vendor and converting it to a volume and issue based organization scheme that could be successfully curated for the long-term by Library IT. 

After the Kansas Farmer project, an entirely new workflow developed to address the challenges encountered during the digitization and preparation of Kansas Farmer for long-term curation.  This workflow was successfully implemented for a second digitized microfilm project, and involves detailed documentation of misprints in the source material and errors introduced during the filming process.  Additionally, the workflow is designed to incorporate automated file management and the work of student employees.  This case study will identify the challenges associated with digitized microfilm, present the solutions pursued by K-State Libraries to prepare their projects for long-term curation, summarize the successful elements of these solutions, and examine areas for further development of the digitized microfilm workflow.

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ALCTS

Event ALCTS webinar: Is Technical Services Dead? An Overview of the Future of Traditional Services

by Gina Solares on Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 11:11 am

 

ALCTS webinar: Is Technical Services Dead? An Overview of the Future of Traditional Services

Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

This session is part 1 of the 2-part series, The Future of Technical Services:

  1. Is Technical Services Dead? An Overview of the Future of Traditional Services

 

ALCTS webinar: Is Technical Services Dead? An Overview of the Future of Traditional Services

Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

This session is part 1 of the 2-part series, The Future of Technical Services:

  1. Is Technical Services Dead? An Overview of the Future of Traditional Services

  2. Current Trends & New Skills in Technical Services

Description: The webinar considers a provocative question: Is technical services dead?

In the first part of the webinar, presenters discuss the recent past, the present and the future of cataloging and technical services. They will explore whether there is a future for “traditional” acquisitions and cataloging and other technical services skills. Can we continue to divide our attention between print materials and electronic, digital, and streaming media when there are new resources and responsibilities competing for our budgets and administrators’ attention?

In the second part of the webinar, they will explores metadata, MARC, and more and will address the questions: does MARC matter with RDA? Will RDA live up to its promise? Is schema agnostic preferable to using MARC, MODS, or Dublin Core? Is BIBFRAME a viable alternative to MARC?

Learning outcomes: Participants will discover ways to examine the skills and knowledge needed for contemporary technical services work and how these skills relate to traditional technical services.

Who should attend? Professionals, paraprofessionals, and library science students who work in or who would like to work in technical services.

Presenters:

Amy K. Weiss is the Head of Cataloging and Description at Florida State University. She previously worked at UC-Santa Barbara, Appalachian State University, and Ball State University. She is a Past-President of OLAC (Online Audiovisual Catalogers) and served from 2011-2012. She received her MLS from the University of Maryland College Park.

Julie Moore is the Special Collections Catalog Librarian at the Henry Madden Library, California State University, Fresno. She previously worked at Rutgers University Libraries, Alaska Resources Library and Information Services, Stetson University, and Saint Leo College. She is an active OLAC member, currently serving on its Cataloging and Policy Committee (CAPC). She received the OLAC Nancy B. Olson Award in 2010. Her MA LIS is from University of South Florida.

 

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Registration Fees:  

Single webinar: ALCTS Member $43 ; Non-member $59 ; Group rate (members/non-members) $99/$129 ; International $43   

Series pricing: ALCTS Member $69 ; Non-member $95 ; Group rate (members/non-members) $159/$206 ; International $69  

For additional information and access to registration links, please go to the following website:

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/051116

ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.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 alctsce@ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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ALA Members

Event Salary and Leadership: Bridging the Gendered Gap in Libraries

by Jennifer Dorning on Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 10:26 am

Learn how library professionals can confront and overcome the impact gender can have on compensation and leadership opportunities. Join the ALA-APA Salaries and Status of Library Workers committee online Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 1pm EST for “Salary and Leadership: Bridging the Gendered Gap in Libraries.”

The webinar will cover the impact gender has on compensation and leadership opportunities as well as offer practical advice on how to bridge those gaps at your library.

Learn how library professionals can confront and overcome the impact gender can have on compensation and leadership opportunities. Join the ALA-APA Salaries and Status of Library Workers committee online Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 1pm EST for “Salary and Leadership: Bridging the Gendered Gap in Libraries.”

The webinar will cover the impact gender has on compensation and leadership opportunities as well as offer practical advice on how to bridge those gaps at your library.

The session will be accessible online through ALA Connect and will last approximately 90 minutes. Space is limited. Register early.

Speaker Biographies:

Jessica Porter is an expert on gender, leadership, negotiation and creating change. She is the co-author of the book Negotiating at Work: Turn Small Wins into Big Gains, by Deborah M. Kolb, (Jossey-Bass, 2015), and was the lead researcher of Sleeping with Your Smartphone: How to Break the 24/7 Habit and Change the Way You Work by Leslie Perlow (2012).

 

Jessica Olin is currently the Director of the Robert H. Parker Library at Wesley College in Dover, DE. Her professional interests include building communities at liberal arts college libraries, bringing the lessons of intersectional feminism to bear in professional settings, and helping others bridge the gap between library science graduate programs and professional practice. She blogs regularly at Letters to a Young Librarian and tweets (somewhat obsessively) at @olinj.

 

Michelle Millet is the Director of the Grasselli Library and Breen Learning Center at John Carroll University. She holds an MLS and an MA in History. Her current research interests include leadership and management of academic libraries, gender roles and stereotypes, and identity in librarianship. She has also published and presented extensively on information literacy instruction and assessment of student learning. Additionally, she teaches in the ACRL Information Literacy Immersion program.

Dorrie Sieburg is the Program Manager for AAUW’s Salary Negotiation Workshops, Start Smart and Work Smart. Dorrie has been working with the program for over 6 years. She is responsible for program development and outreach, facilitator training, and workshop operations. Dorrie lives with her family in Asheville, NC.

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SRRT (Social Responsibilities Round Table)

Event Salary and Leadership: Bridging the Gendered Gap in Libraries

by Jennifer Dorning on Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 10:23 am

Learn how library professionals can confront and overcome the impact gender can have on compensation and leadership opportunities. Join the ALA-APA Salaries and Status of Library Workers committee online Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 1pm EST for “Salary and Leadership: Bridging the Gendered Gap in Libraries.”

The webinar will cover the impact gender has on compensation and leadership opportunities as well as offer practical advice on how to bridge those gaps at your library.

Learn how library professionals can confront and overcome the impact gender can have on compensation and leadership opportunities. Join the ALA-APA Salaries and Status of Library Workers committee online Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 1pm EST for “Salary and Leadership: Bridging the Gendered Gap in Libraries.”

The webinar will cover the impact gender has on compensation and leadership opportunities as well as offer practical advice on how to bridge those gaps at your library.

The session will be accessible online through ALA Connect and will last approximately 90 minutes. Space is limited. Register early.

Speaker Biographies:

Jessica Porter is an expert on gender, leadership, negotiation and creating change. She is the co-author of the book Negotiating at Work: Turn Small Wins into Big Gains, by Deborah M. Kolb, (Jossey-Bass, 2015), and was the lead researcher of Sleeping with Your Smartphone: How to Break the 24/7 Habit and Change the Way You Work by Leslie Perlow (2012).

 

Jessica Olin is currently the Director of the Robert H. Parker Library at Wesley College in Dover, DE. Her professional interests include building communities at liberal arts college libraries, bringing the lessons of intersectional feminism to bear in professional settings, and helping others bridge the gap between library science graduate programs and professional practice. She blogs regularly at Letters to a Young Librarian and tweets (somewhat obsessively) at @olinj.

Michelle Millet is the Director of the Grasselli Library and Breen Learning Center at John Carroll University. She holds an MLS and an MA in History. Her current research interests include leadership and management of academic libraries, gender roles and stereotypes, and identity in librarianship. She has also published and presented extensively on information literacy instruction and assessment of student learning. Additionally, she teaches in the ACRL Information Literacy Immersion program.

Dorrie Sieburg is the Program Manager for AAUW’s Salary Negotiation Workshops, Start Smart and Work Smart. Dorrie has been working with the program for over 6 years. She is responsible for program development and outreach, facilitator training, and workshop operations. Dorrie lives with her family in Asheville, NC.

 

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ACRL IS Management and Leadership Committee (Instruction Section)

Event Using the Framework to Foster Conversations about Information Literacy Instruction - with Sara D. Miller and Amanda Nichols Hess

by Sarah I. Smith on Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 09:40 am

 

A key strength of the ACRL Framework lies in the potential that its concepts provide for unearthing tacit assumptions in the process of developing expertise in discplinary information literacy. The paths from IL novice to expert within in a discipline tend to be murky and filled with assumptions about concepts, skills, and values unique to disciplinary cultures which "should have been learned” somewhere along the way. It is key for librarians in teaching positions to partner with disciplinary faculty in identifying and addressing critical issues of a discipline’s conventions and ways of constructing knowledge and to intentionally engage students with these questions. This presentation will discuss an ACRL Framework-based workshop designed for librarians and disciplinary faculty to come together to examine and discuss what information literacy looks like from a position of disciplinary expertise. Three goals of the workshop are to help facilitate conversations between librarians and disciplinary faculty, to understand specifically what is meant by information literacy within disciplines, and to identify areas of potential focus for IL instruction.


Sara D. Miller is the Librarian for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning Initiatives at Michigan State University, supporting and facilitating the development of MSU teacher librarians and pursuing information literacy-related participation in campus initiatives. Sara works with first-year writing students in the information literacy classroom, and has previously served as MSU’s Head of Information Literacy, co-facilitated faculty learning communities focusing on writing and inquiry within disciplines, and worked with the University Committee on Liberal Learning in the development of MSU’s Undergraduate Learning Goals rubrics.  Sara has published and presented internationally with librarians and disciplinary faculty on the intersections of writing, rhetoric, and information literacy. Her current research focuses on critical pedagogy and practice.


Amanda Nichols Hess is the eLearning, Instructional Technology, and Education Librarian at Oakland University Libraries. In this role, she works with her colleagues to develop the Libraries' diverse and user-focused online learning offerings; she is also responsible for delivering professional learning offerings aimed at building librarians' capacity to integrate instructional design and technology into information literacy instruction. Amanda is the liaison librarian to OU's School of Education and Human Services, where she maintains an active teaching presence. Her research focuses on information literacy instruction, instructional design / technology, and the intersection of these practices into faculty development. She has shared her research on these ideas at ACRL and in journals including portal, College & Research Libraries, and the Journal of Academic Librarianship.

 

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ACRL IS Research and Scholarship Committee (Instruction Section)

Event ACRL/IS Research and Scholarship Committee Meeting

by Lorna Dawes on Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 03:01 pm

Meeting Agenda

1. "5 Things You Should Read About" - Final Selections, tasks and timeline.

2. Committee members and positions for next year. 

ACRL Division-level Committee Leaders

Event Virtual Leader Orientation - May 18

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 02:00 pm

ACRL President Ann Campion Riley and ACRL staff will host a virtual leader orientation on Wednesday, May 18, 2:00–3:00 p.m. central. We will be doing a flipped classroom setup, with pre-recorded content being shared in advance of the live meeting. At the live meeting, we’ll have a Q&A, and share highlights and updates.

I will send out the recorded presentation in early May, and hope to see you at the synchronous meeting.

ACRL President Ann Campion Riley and ACRL staff will host a virtual leader orientation on Wednesday, May 18, 2:00–3:00 p.m. central. We will be doing a flipped classroom setup, with pre-recorded content being shared in advance of the live meeting. At the live meeting, we’ll have a Q&A, and share highlights and updates.

I will send out the recorded presentation in early May, and hope to see you at the synchronous meeting.

Title: ACRL Virtual Leader Orientation
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. central
Access: https://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?MTID=edfb877b445dbe09f25ef8bb966341b88

Best,
Allison
ACRL Program Officer

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ACRL DLS (Distance Learning Section)

Event DLS Instruction Section Virtual Event: Exploring Online Student Engagement: Encouraging Active Learning at a Distance

by Natalie Bennett on Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 01:29 pm

Event: Exploring Online Student Engagement: Encouraging Active Learning at a Distance

Date: Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 2-3pm Eastern; 1-2pm Central; 11 am-12pm Pacific

Register online (FREE):

https://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?MTID=e602fae2c55d6c02a9bbf1049722d10fd

Event: Exploring Online Student Engagement: Encouraging Active Learning at a Distance

Date: Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 2-3pm Eastern; 1-2pm Central; 11 am-12pm Pacific

Register online (FREE):

https://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?MTID=e602fae2c55d6c02a9bbf1049722d10fd

Please join the Distance Learning Section Instruction Section in our virtual post-DLS Conference webinar: “Exploring Online Student Engagement: Encouraging Active Learning at a Distance”
This session includes three presentations. Christina Pryor & Kyla Hunt from Amigos Library Services will share practical tips to give warm and humorous presentations, avoid common pitfalls, and increase audience participation. Next, Victoria Raish from Penn State University will share her experience using the social media tool, Yammer, to bring the same robustness of face-to-face debates to the online environment. Finally, Adele Merritt Bernard, Arlene Alleyne-Regis & Selwyn Rodulfo from the University of the West Indies Open Campus will share their experiences creating a positive and active learning experience and engaging library users across a diverse and distributed university population.

If you have never attended WebEx Event before:

•How do I join a meeting demo:

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•System Requirements:

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