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Welcome to the Staff Development and Training Program

Our vision for the Libraries training program is to establish an inclusive and innovative training program that emphasizes employee connection and development.

 

ITS Training Prefixes     ITS Competencies Families

 

October 2019
10/8/2019
10/10/2019
10/15/2019
Digital Partnerships Training Series: Masterclass: Grants and Fellowships Speakeasy
10/17/2019
10/17/2019
Introducing UF’s new online approach to TEAMS staff evaluations: UF Engaged
10/18/2019
10/22/2019
10/23/2019
10/23/2019
10/23/2019
Metadata Series: Linked Data/BIBFRAME
10/24/2019
10/28/2019
10/30/2019
November  2019
11/6/2019
11/6/2019
11/14/2019
From Safe Spaces to Brave Spaces - ARL Academy
11/15/2019
11/18/2019
11/19/2019
11/25/2019
11/26/2019
December 2019
12/10/2019
12/11/2019

 


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Metadata Series: Don't forget the Metadata!: Preparing for grants and other digital projects - new date

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM, Library West Room 212

 

Do you want to digitize something? Are you planning an exhibition that has a digital component? Are you interested in seeking SOP or other grant funds to do it? Do you know who to talk to? What questions should you ask? And, most importantly, what about the metadata?!? Come talk about the steps involved in planning a digital project for a grant proposal, an exhibition, or a DH project, with an emphasis on Metadata questions. Bring your ideas and questions. This one hour program is part of the Metadata Training series.

 

Presenter: Chelsea Dinsmore, Director, Digital Production Services

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Digital Partnerships Training Series: Partnership Management & Project Portfolio Management

Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 1:30 PM–2:30 PM, Library West Room 212

 

In the digital age, we need appropriate socio-technical approaches, tools, and methods for maintainability, sustainability, integration, and for maturing our work activities. Collaboration and partnerships are core to this work; yet, we need more supports for successful implementation and operations. While partnerships are essential to meet today’s challenges, creating and maintaining partnerships require new work activities and management processes that are best supported through project portfolio management, which includes managing projects, programs, programmatic activities, and partnerships.

 

In this session, we will review definitions and principles for partnership management and project portfolio management. We will review specific examples of digital partnerships at UF, and specific resources for partnerships and collaborative work. This is the first session in the Digital Partnerships Training Series. The training series is informed by ongoing work with research libraries with digital scholarship serving as a nexus point for research libraries as provider, partner, and pioneer.

 

At the conclusion of this one-hour session, participants will:

  • Be able to define partnership management and project portfolio management.
  • Be able to identify examples of governance models to support partnerships.
  • Be able to share examples of document/resource types for defining and managing partnerships within project portfolio management.
  • Be able to describe how equity relates to partnerships and partnership management.

Presenter: Laurie Taylor is Chair of the Digital Partnerships & Strategies Department in UF’s Libraries, where she provides leadership for partnerships with the Libraries across the university, regionally, nationally, and internationally. She works closely with colleagues to create and sustain supports for collaborations for building collections, community, and capacity, including for the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) and LibraryPress@UF. Her work is geared towards enabling a culture of radical collaboration that values and supports diversity, equity, and inclusion.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Digital Partnerships Training Series: Masterclass: Grants and Fellowships Speakeasy

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 10:00 AM–11:00 AM, Library West Room 212

 

This experimental masterclass will answer the question: Can we create a sense of community for those actively seeking grants and fellowships? We plan to explore topics of grants and fellowships often hidden from public view. Those who are engaged in the pursuit of grant funding are often disconnected from others who travel the same journeys but lack a safe place to share their experiences or ask questions. After 30 years of working in this field, the discussion facilitator will lead conversations aimed at exposing challenges, strategies, confusions, best practices, interpretations, stories of partnerships, successes, failures and everything in the middle. If successful, these masterclasses will continue to be convened throughout the Fall of 2019 and Spring of 2020.

 

Who should attend:

Anyone who wants to learn more about seeking grants and fellowships, especially those:

  • who have applied and have been successful;
  • who have applied and have been declined;
  • planning a proposal;
  • curious about a specific funding opportunity; and,
  • just getting started.

 

This masterclass emerges from the Smathers Libraries Grants Management Program and the Digital Partnerships Training Series, Fall 2019. The training series is informed by ongoing work in research libraries with digital scholarship serving as a nexus point for research libraries as provider, partner, and pioneer/pilgrim (as in one who wanders and wonders). This masterclass will support the content/community work, and provides an example of the masterclass format for adoption/adaptation, and for building complex community/capacity.

 

Presenter: Bess de Farber has been the Grants Manager at the University of Florida Libraries since 2008, and previously served in the same position at the University of Arizona Libraries. She has provided grantsmanship instruction throughout the past 30 years for audiences including graduate-level library and information students, arts, museum, and social service agency professionals, and has led efforts to secure millions in grant funding for nonprofits and academic libraries. Her research interest is asset-based collaboration development. As a Certified Professional Facilitator since 2003 through the International Association of Facilitators, she invented Collaborating with Strangers Workshops, under the umbrella of CoLAB Planning Series®, which are large group facilitated processes for individuals and organizations seeking new collaborative partnerships. This process has served more than 600 organizations and 3,300 individuals since 2002. Bess is the author of Collaborative Grant-Seeking: A practical guide for librarians (2016); and coauthor with April Hines and Barbara Hood of Collaborating with Strangers: Facilitating workshops in libraries, classes, and nonprofits (2017). Her latest book, Grant Partnerships: Stories, proposals, and funding to catalyze creativity is scheduled for release in 2020.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Introducing UF’s new online approach to TEAMS staff evaluations: UF Engaged

 

We invite you to learn more about UF Engaged by attending one of four information sessions being offered in the Libraries. Join us in person or by Zoom.
The new process goes live October 1. Find out what that means for you!

 

We’ll cover the following:

     Introducing the new approach – why - what

     What the mechanics are – when – how – who

     How to use Performance Notes – where – when - who

This will be a new experience for everyone so we expect to experiment and learn together.

 

In addition….

Since UF Engaged is focused on feedback, UF has expanded offerings of its popular training course The Power of Feedback. In this course supervisors will learn how to deliver feedback about job performance and work-related behavior as well as discuss how to summarize feedback on a quarterly basis. The following sessions are available in MyUFL:

               Wednesday, October 30 – 1:30-4:30

               Wednesday, November 20 – 1:30-4:30

               Wednesday, December 11 – 1:30-4:30

 

Presenter: Bonnie Smith, Human Resources Director

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Beyond the Stress Ball – UF Wellness

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM, ILF Conference Room

 

This powerful workshop offers practical tools for managing stress that go beyond traditional advice. You’ll learn how effective thinking, mindfulness, and relaxation techniques can lower your stress level and increase your quality of life.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Disability Language and Neurodiversity – Disability Resource Center - RESCHEDULING

Thursday, October 17, 2019, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM, Library West Room 212

 

Using inclusive language is important when discussing disability. This workshop will dive into language models and re-framing disability using a social justice lens.  

 

Additionally, the term neurodiversity and students’ perspectives about this identity will be shared and discussed.  Finally, a Q&A session will allow audience members to ask questions and discuss ideas about creating more inclusive spaces.

 

Presenter: Beth Roland, M.A. C.A.G.S, is an Assistant Director/Learning Specialist in the Disability Resource Center at the University of Florida. She studied psychology as an undergraduate and school psychology for her masters and specialist degrees. She was a school psychologist at the high school level in Massachusetts for 6 years, before moving to Florida three years ago. She works on outreach and assessment efforts at the DRC, and strives to promote accessibility and inclusion at the institutional level at UF by forming collaborations and partnerships with departments across campus.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Digital Partnerships Training Series: Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC): Modelling Strong Governance and UnColonized Mutual Aid to Uplift Diversity and Inclusivity in Digital Libraries

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM, Library West Room 212

 

The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) is a collaborative, international digital library of Caribbean and circum-Caribbean resources, providing access and preservation for materials from archives, libraries, museums, and private collections. dLOC exemplifies shared governance and mutual aid, a model transnational digital collaborative community serving diverse populations and for promoting bridge building, intersectionality, and inclusion. This follows the first session in the Digital Partnerships Training Series, on Partnership Management and Project Portfolio Management. The training series is informed by ongoing work with research libraries with digital scholarship serving as a nexus point for research libraries as provider, partner, and pioneer.

 

In this session, we will review dLOC and the dLOC model for partnerships, including the history, underlying principles and values (mutual aid, shared governance, generous thinking, appropriate technology, minimal computing), and operations. We will conclude with a discussion of procedural justice, equity, and terminology for the model presented by dLOC.

 

At the conclusion of this one-hour session, participants will:

  • Be able to define mutual aid, generous thinking, and polycentrism.
  • Be able to identify how dLOC’s governance model supports partnerships and promotes DEI.
  • Be able to share examples of how partners implemented mutual aid and generous thinking to create a model that supports partners alongside supporting the collective and the broader world (e.g., rights retention).
  • Be able to describe decolonizing, postcolonial, and postcustodial work in libraries, and how these relate to the dLOC model (as uncolonial, intermutual, or another term).

Presenters:

Brian Keith serves as the Associate Dean for Administrative Services and Faculty Affairs for the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida.  His work enables the Libraries to meet challenges by fostering evidence-based decision making, transparency, fairness and inclusion, workplace and workforce development, and collaboration and partnerships.  His recent research focuses on library publishing, graduate education, research ethics regarding human-based library research, and digital scholarship platforms to support communities of practice, diversity and inclusivity. 

 

Laurie Taylor is Chair of the Digital Partnerships & Strategies Department in the Libraries at UF, where she provides leadership for partnerships with the Libraries across the university, regionally, nationally, and internationally. She works closely with colleagues to create and sustain supports for collaborations for building collections, community, and capacity, including for the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) and LibraryPress@UF. Her work is geared towards enabling a culture of radical collaboration that values and supports diversity, equity, and inclusion.

 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Open Access for Libraries Faculty & Staff

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 10:00 AM–11:00 AM, Library West Room 419

 

Libraries faculty and staff undertake a wide variety of research projects that generate publications, presentations, posters, datasets, and creative works. When deciding where and how to disseminate our scholarship, why should we consider open access venues? What are some high-quality options, and what questions should we ask at the outset? This session will provide a starting point for issues such as navigating publisher agreements, defining “gold” and “green” open access options, and finding ways to promote open access research.

 

Presenter: Perry Collins is the Scholarly Communications Librarian at the University of Florida. In this role, she focuses on the ways in which the scholarly research and publishing landscape can support broader access to knowledge across disciplines and formats. This includes collaboration with faculty, students, and community members to navigate copyright, leverage open access in research and teaching, and build infrastructure for data sharing and digital scholarship.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Metadata Series: Linked Data/BIBFRAME

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM, Marston Science Library Room 136

 

Linked Data. You've heard of it. You've interacted with it online (whether you knew it or not!). You've even heard of various linked data initiatives in the profession. This session will present a brief overview of Linked Data, cover cataloging-related linked data initiatives, and finish with a discussion of the Library of Congress' BIBFRAME project.

 

Presenter: Dave Van Kleeck, Chair, Cataloging and Discovery Services

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Wellness in the Workplace - UF Employee Assistance Program

Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 3:00 PM–4:00 PM, Library West Room 212

 

Join representatives from the UFHR Worklife team to learn more about programs, events, resources and educational opportunities available to support the wellbeing of faculty and staff. Find out more about the newly expanded Employee Assistance Program, which offers 24/7 counseling services as well as financial, legal and other worklife resources for employees and their families. Information will also be provided about UFHR’s wellness program, which is centered on eight “Windows to Wellness,” providing a holistic program for the campus community.

 

Presenter: Angie Brown, UFHR Worklife team

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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From Safe Spaces to Brave Spaces – ARL Academy

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 3:00 PM–4:00 PM, Health Science Center Libraries Room C2-41A

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 4:00 PM–5:00 PM, Library West Room 419

 

Jeff Will, diversity and inclusion specialist, University of Michigan, and Mark A. Puente, director of diversity and leadership programs, ARL, will lead a discussion on how the public spaces libraries are responsible for might embody the principles of safe and brave space.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Research Data Discovery: Developing a Data Catalog

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM, Library West Room 211

 

Research data sharing is required by many funding entities including US government agencies and foundations. Many datasets reside in repositories on the web but not all. Some researchers store data on local area networks, hard drives, and even flash drives. This data should also be discoverable. The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), Health Sciences and Human Services Library, created an institutional data catalog to capture datasets created by UMB researchers regardless of where the datasets reside. This presentation will introduce participants to the process of developing a data discovery tool. It will provide background information about the project and the Data Catalog Collaboration Project (DCCP), a multi-university initiative. It will also outline resources such as personnel and technology needed to develop a data catalog; provide strategies for outreach at both organizational and individual levels; review steps in building records including the development of a template, challenges of dataset description, metadata assignment, and the development of a workflow. Finally, it will include a discussion of challenges and lessons learned throughout the process.

 

Learning outcomes: 

At the end of the webinar, the attendees should be able to:

• Identify resources needed to develop a data catalog

• List strategies for outreach

• Develop a workflow for creating records

• Identify challenges in implementing a data catalog

 

 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Metadata Series: Machine Aided Indexing

Wednesday, November 26 , 2019, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM, Marston Science Library Room 136

 

Can we teach machines to suggest the correct subjects to enhance the findability of our materials? Exact string matches, frequency counts and OCRed txts are starting points when asking machines to suggest subject areas but these are far from sufficient to guarantee correct results needed for the items being indexed. We, humans, need to provide machines the context using the language and logic machines understand. This one hour workshop will introduce the basic concepts of Machine Aided Subject Indexing, and the possibilities and challenges for engaging in this process. The session will conclude with our libraries’ experiences with using MAIstro, the product of Access Innovations and MAW, our local web-based tool developed by our Library IT.

 

Presenter: Xiaoli Ma, Metadata Librarian

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Digital Partnerships Training Series: Partnering in the Pursuit of Grant Funding

Monday, November 18, 2019, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM, Library West Room 212

 

The success of the Grants Management Program at the Libraries at UF is due in part to many successful partnerships and to the successful orientation to project management. These partnerships are successful thanks to relying on a three-legged stool based on these principles: appreciative inquiry, asset based community development, and mutual assistance.  The Grants Management Program employs these principles through best practices, utilizing professional facilitation and design (specifically designing within constraints), to enable project management work (from ideation through planning design and budgeting, and on through project management when projects are awarded) During the pre-award preparation stage the grant application “container” becomes the planning tool to define the project, framework, activities, and partnership structures.

 

This follows the first session in the Digital Partnerships Training Series, on Partnership Management and Project Portfolio Management. The training series is informed by ongoing work with research libraries with digital scholarship serving as a nexus point for research libraries as provider, partner, and pioneer.

 

In this session, we will review the Grants Management Program at the Libraries, focusing on the underlying values, covering the history, and current status. We will conclude with an activity related to facilitative practices and appreciative inquiry.

 

At the conclusion of this one-hour session, participants will:

  • Be able to define appreciative inquiry, asset based community development, and mutual assistance.
  • Be able to identify how the Grants Management Program at UF leverages grant opportunities and deadlines to successfully scope projects.
  • Be able to share examples of how the Grants Management Program at the Libraries has engaged with partners, including developing internal supports and controls (e.g., checksheets, feasibility meetings) to management local partnerships.

Presenters:

Bess de Farber has been the Grants Manager at the University of Florida Libraries since 2008, and previously served in the same position at the University of Arizona Libraries. She has provided grantsmanship instruction throughout the past 30 years for audiences including graduate-level library and information students, arts, museum, and social service agency professionals, and has led efforts to secure millions in grant funding for nonprofits and academic libraries. Her research interest is asset-based collaboration development. As a Certified Professional Facilitator since 2003 through the International Association of Facilitators, she invented Collaborating with Strangers Workshops, under the umbrella of CoLAB Planning Series®, which are large group facilitated processes for individuals and organizations seeking new collaborative partnerships. This process has served more than 600 organizations and 3,300 individuals since 2002.

 

Laurie Taylor is Chair of the Digital Partnerships & Strategies Department in the Libraries at UF, where she provides leadership for partnerships with the Libraries across the university, regionally, nationally, and internationally. She works closely with colleagues to create and sustain supports for collaborations for building collections, community, and capacity, including for the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) and LibraryPress@UF. Her work is geared towards enabling a culture of radical collaboration that values and supports diversity, equity, and inclusion.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Writing and Research Series: Process to Publication

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 9:00 AM–1:00 PM, Marston Science Library Room 136

 

Writers in the Academy share what they know: when writing, this task targets a range of audiences (from the public to peers) across a range of genres (from “DIY” guides to the classic peer-reviewed scholarly article). This “big ideas” workshop will focus on the process to publication with the goal of helping participants establish a peaceful path to publishing productivity.

 

Learning Outcomes

Participants will

  • Gain knowledge about the function and structure of major genres in their field
  • Write 3-5 “core stories” for possible articles to different audiences
  • Establish a writing schedule
  • Explore the impact of making writing social

To allow us to customize the workshop to best serve your needs, please fill out this form – it is short, and will get your writing thoughts percolating, too! https://msscha.wufoo.com/forms/zqj1kgd1b7o03w/  

 

Note: This is a BYOD workshop, so please bring your own device (laptop, tablet, pen/paper, and so on) with you, ready to work. A boxed lunch will be provided. Please register early so we’ll know how many lunches to order. Seating will be capped at 30.

 

Presenter: Mickey S. Schafer, PhD, Coordinator: Writing in the Disciplines, UF University Writing Program.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Metadata Series: DEI and Metadata

Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM, Marston Science Library Room 136

 

Coming soon.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.