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10 Steps to Staff Recruitment
Monday, December 4, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Library West Room 419

Friday, December 8, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM, Library West Room 419

Presenters: Tina Litchfield and Joe Piazza

 

This session will guide hiring managers through the TEAMS recruitment process, and will run through each of the 10 steps including finalizing the position description, posting the position, preparing interview questions, reviewing applications, and onboarding a new hire. Filled with tips and tools, this is a practical and first of its kind training for recruitment of TEAMS positions in the Libraries.

 

Registration: UF Libraries employees register through the Instruction and Training Database.

All other parties please register via email here.


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OPS Recruitment
Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM, Library West Room 419

Presenter: Joe Piazza

 

This session will guide OPS supervisors through the OPS recruitment process, and will focus on the different OPS classifications, Federal Work Study, the job requisition, and the onboarding of a new hire. This training is recommended for OPS supervisors in the George A. Smathers Libraries.

 

Registration: UF Libraries employees register through the Instruction and Training Database.

All other parties please register via email here.


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Diversity, Inclusion, and Empowerment in Library Makerspaces - LITA/ALA
Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Marston Science Library Room L308

 

One oft-overlooked aspect of making and makerspaces is its potential for empowerment, especially among populations that are otherwise marginalized or underrepresented. In this 90 minute webinar, Lauren DiMonte and Sharona Ginsberg will discuss why making is important for these populations, and what libraries can do to ensure their makerspaces are safe spaces of diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. Although makerspaces have been on the rise in libraries, there is limited talk of inclusion and how to make spaces accessible to larger populations of patrons. The presenters will each speak from their respective institutional contexts, but they will also provide specific tips and actions librarians can take, regardless of institutional type or budget. The presentation will address issues of accessibility in the sense of eliminating barriers for those with disabilities, and will address inclusion in terms of physical ability, neurodiversity, age, race and ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and community status (i.e. student, faculty, etc.).

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will understand some of the challenges or barriers makerspaces might present to marginalized groups.
  • Participants will learn about and consider methods to address these challenges.
  • Participants will consider the impact of embracing (or not embracing) diversity and inclusion in makerspaces.

Registration: UF Libraries employees register through the Instruction and Training Database.

All other parties please register via email here.


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[ACAT] ALCTS webinar: NACO, authority control, and identity management: evolving strategies for a changing name authorities landscape
Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Library West Room 212

 

This webinar will identify strategies for coping with the challenges of NACO workflows today and explore proposals to shift authority work in the future from a traditional MARC-based footing to a new identity management orientation. Michelle Durocher and John Riemer of the PCC Task Group on Identity Management will describe the group's efforts to chart a new path forward for authorities that draws on linked data principles, synchronizes NACO’s work with that of other identity registries such as ISNI, and makes it easier for non-NACO libraries to contribute to the program through a more inclusive "NACO Lite" approach. Joseph Nicholson will detail some of the techniques UNC Charlotte is using to cope with a reduced authorities management staff and a backlog of names needing authorized access points. His presentation will describe how the library incorporates the work of paraprofessionals and non-catalogers and uses tools such as OpenRefine and spreadsheets to more swiftly create NACO authority records.

 

Learning outcomes: This presentation will explore the difference between authority control and identities management and their relationship to linked data, describe the PCC Task Group on Identity Management's proposals to align NACO's work with new developments in linked data and other identity registries and will stimulate thinking about different ways of handling and structuring authorities workflows.

 

Registration: UF Libraries employees register through the Instruction and Training Database.

All other parties please register via email here.


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Handling Internet Trolls and Negative Feedback Online - NEFLIN
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Library West Room 419

 

We all dread it: the negative comment. Whether it's on a blog post, in an email or on a social media channel, negative feedback can quickly demoralize us and leave us wondering how to handle it.

In this workshop, we'll examine the most common kinds of negative commentary and the best methods for handling each. We'll also learn what differentiates an online troll from other kinds of negative users and what to do if you encounter one.  Get ready to be a whole lot more prepared the next time one of those undesirable comments appears! 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Be able to list the most common kinds of negative feedback
  • Be aware of recommended methods for handling negative feedback
  • Know what differentiates a troll from other negative users and how to handle a troll

Virtual Trainer: Laura Solomon

 

Registration: UF Libraries employees register through the Instruction and Training Database.

All other parties please register via email here.


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Interacting with Tableau Reader
Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, Marston Science Library Room 308

 

Tableau Reader is a free program that allows you to interact with worksheets and dashboards provided by the Assessment Program.  This is an easy program to learn and we will present several real datasets of interest to all librarians.

 

Presenters:  Laura Spears, Linfang Yuan, Michael Dietz

 

Registration: UF Libraries employees register through the Instruction and Training Database.

All other parties please register via email here.


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What To Tell Your Faculty About Course Reserve Services
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, Library West Room 419

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Marston Science Library Room 136

 

Learning Outcomes:

  • What materials may be placed on electronic and physical course reserve
  • What services the Course Reserves units can offer instructors preparing courses
  • How the Course reserves unit handles copyright
  • Creating courses and activating the course reserves listings link using Canvas
  • What instructors should tell their students about accessing course reserves/electronic materials

Trainer: Paul McDonough, Course Reserves/Access Support

 

Registration: UF Libraries employees register through the Instruction and Training Database.

All other parties please register via email here.


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Crowdsourcing for Digital Collections - Lyrasis
Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, ILF Conference Room

 

This class will help your organization wrap its arms around all the various pieces associated with crowdsourcing aspects of a digital project, such as metadata or transcriptions. Basic definitions, becoming comfortable with a number of different examples and practices in the field, defining workflows, lessons learned and locating tools.

 

The instructors will focus on applying basic definitions common in crowdsourcing but also point to a number of model projects that can be found in archives, museums, scientific collections, libraries and other organizations that we can learn from. The class will examine infrastructure needs, successful workflows, and lessons learned.

In addition, the class will also talk about how crowdsourcing projects can be used to:
• Develop community
• Market and build new audiences for digital collections 
• Engage internal stakeholders with strategic initiatives
• Relate to digital humanities initiatives

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify successful models for crowdsourcing projects from a number of different cultural communities
  • Locate tools to start crowdsourcing
  • Model workflows for crowdsourcing at their own institution
  • Analyze lessons learned from a variety of projects

Registration: UF Libraries employees register through the Instruction and Training Database.

All other parties please register via email here.

 


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Emerging Tech Trends for Libraries - NEFLIN
Thursday, January 11, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Library West Room 419

 

Like most of us, who pay even a little attention to recent developments in technology, you're likely overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information and progress. With so much coming at us so fast, keeping up can be a challenge. Do some technologies deserve more attention than others?

 

Join Laura Solomon as she explores what’s coming down the pike and what it might mean (or not) for libraries. We can't track everything, but we can pick out some patterns in what's happening around us.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Be familiar with 3 or more emerging technology trends in 4 different categories
  • Be aware of how some emerging technologies may affect libraries
  • Learn some specific areas of emerging technology that libraries should likely focus their efforts on

Virtual Trainer: Laura Solomon

Laura Solomon, MCIW, MLS is the Library Services Manager for the Ohio Public Library Information Network and the former Web Applications Manager for the Cleveland Public Library. She has been doing web development and design for over fifteen years, in both public libraries and as an independent consultant. She also authored a statewide web site usability study in 2004 that evaluated the site of every public library in Ohio. She specializes in developing with Drupal, as well as in web code and accessibility standards. She is a 2010 Library Journal Mover & Shaker. Her book Doing Social Media So It Matters: A Librarian’s Guide was published in late 2010 and The Librarian’s Nitty-Gritty Guide to Social Media was published in 2013. As a former children’s librarian, she enjoys bringing the “fun of technology” to audiences and in giving libraries the tools they need to better serve the virtual customer.

 

Registration: UF Libraries employees register through the Instruction and Training Database.

All other parties please register via email here.