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September 2018
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Know & Go: Providing Equitable Access to Patrons with Disabilities - Amigos Library Services
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Ethics of Collaboration & Co-authorship - new date
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Take Action: Using and Presenting Research Findings to Make Your Case - WebJunction

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Library Social Media—What We're Doing and How to Contribute

Monday, August 27, 2018, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM, Marston Science Library Room 308

Thursday, August 30, 2018, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM, Library West Room 212

Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 10:00-11:00 AM, ILF Conference Room

Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 11:30-12:30 AM, ALF Conference Room - cancelled

Friday, September 7, 2018, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM, Health Science Center Libraries HSCL-041-A - New date/time

 

You may have heard that the UF Libraries are expanding our social media presences. Perhaps you've wondered what this means and why we're focusing on this area. This training session will introduce our social media goals, discuss our new policy, and offer avenues through which all employees can contribute content to be featured on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

 

Learning outcomes

After attending this training attendees will:

  • Know where to find and how to use the Grover system for Social Media, Calendar, and Print Promotion.
  • Become familiar with why the Libraries are developing a more robust social media presence.
  • Learn about our Social Media Policy and where to access it. 

Presenter: Sarah "Moxy" Moczygemba

Sarah “Moxy” Moczygemba is the Social Media Manager for the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries. She manages the main Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube accounts for the Libraries–a responsibility which includes content curation and promotional campaign development. She also created and maintains the Social Media Guidelines for the Libraries, offers trainings, and coordinates the Social Media Group to facilitate the exchange of ideas across the Libraries.  Moxy is a PhD candidate in the Religious Studies department at UF, and holds a MA in Religious Studies (University of Florida 2013) and a BA in Political Science (Trinity University 2009).


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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Hidden in Plain Sight: Privacy Considerations in Digital Collections

Friday, September 7, 2018, 12:30 PM-2:00 PM, ILF Conference Room

 

This session will focus on privacy issues in digital collections, geared towards practitioners who manage digital collections. Basic concepts around privacy will be discussed, including privacy violations and types of personal data. Ethical decision-making models will be shared, as well as a few case studies to highlight the complexities around issues of privacy. Finally, recommendations for working in a privacy assessment and review will be provided.

 

Presenter: Virginia Dressler is the Digital Projects Librarian at Kent State University. She holds a Master of Art Gallery and Museum Studies from the University of Leeds (2003), a Master in Library and Information Science from Kent State University (2007), and an advanced certificate in digital librarianship from Kent State University (2014). Virginia has worked in both the museum and library settings managing digital initiatives since 2005, specializing in digital preservation and digital content management. Her recent research interests include linked data, The Right to be Forgotten and digital remediation.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Know & Go: Providing Equitable Access to Patrons with Disabilities - Amigos Library Services

Monday, September 10, 2018, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM, Library West Room 212

 

Libraries strive to provide services to a variety of user populations, including those patrons with disabilities. But how can we best serve these patrons? This webinar will cover all aspects of conceptualizing and delivering services to patrons with disabilities by incorporating Universal Design, assistive technologies, and more. Librarians of all library types are welcome to attend.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Implement Universal Design spaces in your library
  • Define types of research assistance
  • Identify assistive technologies
  • Develop programs which target patrons with disabilities
  • Identify ADA compliant databases

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Ethics of Collaboration & Co-authorship

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 1:30 PM-3:00 PM, Marston Science Library Room 136

 

Do you have questions about how to decide authorship when publishing or presenting?  Are you unsure whether to include a project team member as an author on a publication resulting from a joint effort?  What would you do if a team member assists with the development of the abstract, but fails to contribute to the final published work?

 

In this session we will explore the different types of co-authorship issues that arise when publishing and the impact of unethical collaboration behaviors.

 

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will:

  • Understand the importance of ethical co-authorship and the impact of unethical collaboration behaviors
  • Understand the different types of authorship issues that arise
  • Understand the implications of authorship mistakes
  • Be aware of best practices related to co-authorship and collaboration

 

Presenters: Valrie Minson, Chair, Marston Science Library; and Sara Gonzalez, Physical Sciences, Mathematics & Visualization Librarian

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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T&P Series – Mid-Career Review

Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 3:00 PM-4:30 PM, Marston Science Library Room 136

 

This T&P session includes an overview of the midterm review process, a discussion of packet preparation, and a question and answer session. The panel will include members from Smathers Libraries Human Resources, the Tenure and Promotion Committee, and tenure-track library faculty who have recently completed the mid-career review process. The session is suitable for those new to the T&P process, those who are preparing their packets, faculty mentors, and supervisors or Chairs of faculty in the T&P process.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Using Surveys to Improve Your Library Workshop - ALA

Part 1 - Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 2:30 PM-4:30 PM, Library West Room 419

Part 2 - Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 2:30 PM-4:30 PM, Library West Room 419

 

Surveys are a great way to gather user feedback that you can analyze to help enhance your library’s services and increase patron satisfaction. In this two-part workshop, assessment expert Emily Daly provides you with the knowledge you need to employ effective surveys that gather crucial data. In the first session, you’ll be introduced to survey planning, piloting, and methods for selecting your sample populations. The second session will focus on survey design and implementation with an overview of a popular survey creation tool.

 

You’ll gain useful tips on how to implement surveys and the best strategies to write effective, actionable, and unbiased survey questions. You’ll walk away with practical skills that will help you gather useful data to make informed decisions for your library.

 

Each 90-minute webinar will be followed by a 30-minute discussion facilitated by Laura Spears, Assessment Librarian. 

 

Moderator: Laura Spears, Assessment Librarian
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Registration: UF Libraries employees register through the Instruction and Training Database.

All other parties please register via email here.


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Special Collections & Archives: Partners in Critical Information Literacy - ACRL

Thursday, September 13, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM, Library West Room 419

 

Discover how to utilize primary sources from special collections and archives to teach critical information literacy. Explore primary source analysis as a critical teaching tool that is rooted in both critical consciousness-raising and postmodern archival theory. Example analyses will use foundational archival principles to guide learners through their work. Additionally, the presenters will highlight ways in which critical primary source analysis can be useful in addressing some of the common challenges to implementing critical pedagogical techniques.

 

In terms of the infrastructure and support needed to include primary sources in critical information literacy instruction, participants will also discuss building partnerships between archivists/special collections librarians and teaching and learning librarians, in order to draw on each group's expertise, and identify the ways that archival and primary source literacies might be better integrated into an institution's teaching and learning program. Finally, we will examine more general strategies for building teaching and learning programs within archives and special collections libraries.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will recognize the pedagogical potential of primary resources in archives and special collections in order to integrate new elements of social justice, diversity, and inclusion into critical information literacy classrooms.
  • Participants will customize sample critical information literacy lesson plans in order to be able to transfer their new knowledge to their home institution and individual professional practice.
  • Participants will identify opportunities for partnerships between teaching and learning librarians, special collections librarians, and archivists, in order to create a learning community that joins together colleagues with an interest in critical teaching.

 

The 60-minute webinar will be followed by a 30-minute discussion facilitated by Suzan Alteri.

 

Presenters:

Rebecca K. Miller, MSLS, MAED, is the Head of Library Learning Services at Penn State University Libraries.

Julie Porterfield serves the Penn State University Libraries as both the Instruction & Outreach Archivist and WGSS Library Liaison.

 

Moderator: Suzan Alteri, Curator of the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature
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Registration: UF Libraries employees register through the Instruction and Training Database.

All other parties please register via email here.


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Inbox Zero: Getting Out from Under the Email Avalanche - FLW

Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 10:30 AM-11:30 PM, Library West Room 419

 

Email seems to be coming in faster and faster every day. Sometimes it seems so bad that declaring email bankruptcy is a viable option. However, is it possible to keep up with the rapid pace of messages and still be stress free? Yes, it is! In this fun and engaging webinar, participants will learn the open secrets of efficient email management, including how to: 

  • Clear out inbox backlog, no matter how large 
  • Quickly recognize and respond to actionable email 
  • Archive email for quick recovery using a simple approach

 

By the end of the webinar, participants will learn the simple yet profound power that an empty inbox can bring to make their work lives more productive and engaging. 

 

Presenter: Doug Crane is the Director of the Palm Beach County Library System. He was appointed in 2014 and has led the system to numerous awards, including an Urban Library Council Innovation Award. He was recruited by the Public Library Association for their first podcast in 2015. He is also the author of the article, “May I Ask You a Question – Lessons Learned from Interviewing Public Library Leaders,” published in the Nov/Dec 2015 issue of Public Libraries, “Overcoming the Email Blues” in the December 2017 issue of Learning Exchange, the Newsletter of the Learning Round Table of the American Library Association, and “Efficient Librarianship: A New Path for the Profession” in the Nov/Dec 2017 issue of Public Libraries. 

He serves as chair of the Florida State Library Council and was President of the SEFLIN Board of Directors in 2017.

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Refresher on ASERL's Statistics Portal - ASERL

Friday, September 28, 2018, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM, Library West Room 419

 

A concise refresher on the functions of ASERL's statistics portal. Led by Karen Kupiec of Counting Opinions, this session will cover:

 

Reports Management

-Organizing your reports

-Finding Documentation & Webinars

 

Creating Reports

-Using the ASERL data vs. the ACRL data (what are the differences?)

-Basic Reporting -Adding Location & Data Filters

-Different Report Types

-Using Key Metrics & Performance Ratios

-Publishing Reports

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Dealing with Passive Aggressive Behaviors - FLW

Thursday, September 27, 2018, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM, Library West Room 419

 

Have you ever worked with someone who, on the one hand, seems agreeable and easy to get along with? Who, on the other hand, indirectly resists others’ demands and avoids direct confrontation at all costs? If so, you’re dealing with an individual who displays signs of passive-aggressiveness.

Passive-aggressive behavior confuses and maddens. Coworkers are often ill-equipped to respond to it. This Webinar will help to fill this need. You’ll gain insight and acquire tools to help you work productively with anyone who might speak, act, and think in a passive-aggressive fashion.

Webinar participants will learn:

  • Characteristics of passive-aggressive individuals;
  • Signs and examples of passive-aggressive behaviors;
  • The not-so-subtle language of passive-aggressiveness;
  • Why people display passive-aggressive tendencies; and, most importantly,
  • Strategies for managing the potentially pernicious consequences of passive-aggressiveness in the workplace.

 

In short, this informative program promises two things. First, it will help you to improve your abilities to recognize passive-aggressiveness. Second, you’ll learn how to respond constructively to such incidents

 

Presenter: Mitchell Friedman, EdD, APR develops people. Known as an enthusiastic, energetic, and insightful professional, he basks in opportunities to help others to achieve their full potential through his roles as a university professor and administrator, career coach, and communications and leadership trainer.

Dr. Friedman is a Visiting Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, Calif. He also helps organizations develop the communication and leadership skills of their employees.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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The Quiet Approach for Serving Customers - FLW

Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 10:30 AM–11:30 AM, Library West Room 419

 

It can be especially challenging for those who are more introverted or shy to work with customers while handling difficult questions, listening to complaints and sometimes dealing with people that can be angry or confused.

This interactive and informative program will give attendees the tools that they need to be more successful and in-control in their customer interactions. We will focus on the strengths of the “Quiet Approach” including active listening and thinking before speaking, while sharpening the skills needed to handle all customer situations with less anxiety and stress.

Presenter: Andrew Sanderbeck has been developing and conducting training programs for libraries and library organizations for more than fifteen years. He has presented Web-based, On-line, and Face-to-Face sessions on Management and Leadership, Customer Service and Communication Skills in the U.S. and numerous countries around the world. He is a board member of the Haywood County Public Library and a monthly donor to EveryLibrary, advocating for libraries everywhere that support is needed.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Take Action: Using and Presenting Research Findings to Make Your Case - WebJunction

Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, Library West Room 419

 

You’ve formulated the hard questions. You’ve collected your data. What stories do your findings tell, and what do they suggest? This final session explores how to present findings to your library’s key stakeholders and decision-makers in a compelling way, and how to turn those findings into action that benefits your patrons.

 

This webinar is the final in a three-part series bringing together research and practice from across library sectors, covering the ins and outs of creating, and implementing assessments that provide insightful, actionable data.

 

Who should attend?

 

Public, academic, or research library staff who:

  • have never worked with data before,
  • have some experience but need a refresher, or
  • would like to learn how to best leverage assessment data to benefit their library

The 60-minute webinar will be followed by a 30-minute facilitated discussion with Laura Spears, Assessment Librarian.

 

Presenters: Melissa Bowles-Terry, Head of Educational Initiatives, UNLV Libraries (NV); and moderated and co-presented by Lynn Silipigni Connaway, PhD, Senior Research Scientist and Director of User Research, OCLC Research

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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SPEC Kit 360: Learning Analytics - ARL

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 1:00 PM–1:45 PM, Library West Room 419

 

This SPEC Kit examines current practices, policies, and ethical issues around libraries and learning analytics. It explore how ARL member institutions are navigating the balance between gathering and managing data in support of learning analytics initiatives and attending to the profession’s ethics commitments. To these ends, it seeks to answer these broad questions: how are academic libraries planning for, adopting, and participating in learning analytics initiatives?; what mechanisms do they use to maintain data security and privacy?; what ethical issues do they encounter when participating in learning analytics?; and how do they negotiate and resolve those issues? It includes examples of library privacy statements and policies, institutional privacy polices, and data security policies.

 

Presenters: Michael R. Perry, Head of Assessment & Planning at Northwestern University Library; Kristin A. Briney, Data Services Librarian at University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee; Abigail Goben, Associate Professor, Information Services and Liaison Librarian at University of Illinois at Chicago; Andrew Asher, Assessment Librarian at Indiana University Bloomington Libraries; Kyle M. L. Jones, Assistant Professor, Department of Library and Information Science at Indiana University Indianapolis (IUPUI); M. Brooke Robertshaw, Assistant Professor & Assessment Librarian at Oregon State University Libraries & Press; and Dorothea Salo, Faculty Associate in the Information School at University of Wisconsin–Madison

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Using Trello to Organize Your Work

Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 10:00 AM–11:00 AM, Marston Science Library Room 308

 

Looking for a new way to manage a project, get rid of paper to-do lists, or better communicate goals with a team?  Trello (trello.com) is a free web-based management system that is built around cards you can organize and move around however you wish to create a virtual corkboard. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to set up Trello boards for everything from your daily tasks to large-scale projects. Instruction will also cover the basic concepts behind a productive Trello board and add-on features to automate your board, integrate email, and many more.

 

Presenters: Tara Cataldo, Biological Sciences Librarian; Sara Gonzalez, Physical Sciences, Mathematics & Visualization Librarian; and Sam Putnam, Engineering Librarian

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Investing in Open Primary Sources: an eDesiderata Forum - CRL

Thursday, October 18, 2018, 1:00 PM–4:30 PM, Library West Room 212

 

While much of the conversation about Open Access to date has been around scholarly and scientific journals, primary source materials and data for humanities and social science research are increasingly moving behind paywalls. The 2018 eDesiderata Forum—organized jointly by CRL and the Northeast Research Libraries Consortium (NERL)—will examine existing and emerging models for Open Access to news, archives, government information, and other primary data. Presenters will suggest how U.S. and Canadian libraries might leverage their collective influence to minimize or eliminate barriers to Open Access and achieve greater returns on their investment in digital resources.

 

  • Session 1. (1:00–2:25 p.m.)  Existing Open Access and Cooperative Investment Models
  • Session 2. (2:30–3:55 p.m.)  Emerging and Potential New Models for Open Access
  • Session 3. (4:00–4:30 p.m.)  Possibilities for Collective Action

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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UF Libraries Budget Overview

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 10:30 AM–11:30 AM, Library West Room 419

 

Ever wondered where your budget comes from and how it is spent? Perhaps, you've even wondered why there are so many rules and regulations regarding the funding. This training session will give an overview of the Libraries Budget.

 

Presenter: Anne-Marie Hollingshead, Fiscal Services

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Music Cataloging Basics - MLA

Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 2:30 PM–4:00 PM, Library West Room 419

 

Cataloging music is a unique and sometimes tricky process, even for experienced catalogers. At both the conceptual level and the microscopic level, musical materials are different from other library resources, and if you’re new to cataloging these materials, it can be tough to get started.

In this new workshop, cataloging experts and Music Library Association Cataloging and Metadata Committee members Mary Huismann and Linda Blair will provide you with a foundation in music cataloging. They will teach you basic musical concepts and demonstrate how to solve more complex problems, including music-specific encoding and subject access issues. You’ll learn the essentials of music cataloging and be provided with additional resources you can use to further expand your knowledge.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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ORCID Benefits for Research Institutions - LYRASIS

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM, Marston Science Library Room 308

 

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is an is an open, non-profit, community-driven initiative to create and maintain a global registry of unique identifiers for individual researchers. ORCID provides a framework for trustworthy identity management by linking research contributions and related activities across the scholarly communication ecosystem. Individuals can obtain a unique ORCID iD for free. ORCID iDs serve as digital identifiers that distinguish individual researchers from other researchers and enables them to manage their records. Organizations can integrate ORCID into digital platforms and workflows to reduce administrative burden and connect ORCID iD records with institutional repositories, publishing platforms, HR systems, grant applications, and more. This webinar will explore the benefits that ORCID provides for both individual researchers and organizations, with a focus on how research institutions can get involved and benefit from ORCID in the scholarly communication ecosystem.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the benefits of ORCID for research institutions
  • Identify ways that ORCID could be used to streamline processes in local systems and workflows
  • Conceptualize a plan for local adoption of ORCID, with knowledge of where to go to find more information

 

Presenter: Sheila Rabun is the ORCID US Community Specialist at LYRASIS, providing consulting, community, and technical support for over 95 ORCID member institutions in the United States. Prior to joining LYRASIS and the ORCID US program, Sheila worked extensively within academic libraries. She previously served as the Digital Project Manager and Interim Director of the University of Oregon Libraries' Digital Scholarship Center, overseeing all aspects of the Libraries' digital collections, including digital production and metadata, institutional repository management, platform development, and digital scholarship project collaborations with faculty, students, and other stakeholders.


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

All other parties please register via email here.