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Digging into Assessment Data: Tips, Tricks, and Tools of the Trade - WebJunction


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Framing Information Literacy: Teaching Grounded in Theory, Pedagogy, and Practice - ACRL
Webcast Series

Many librarians struggle with the best methods, activities, and practices for teaching information literacy. Developing learning outcomes and activities, overcoming student and faculty apathy toward information literacy instruction, and meeting instruction and institutional goals can be difficult if you’re feeling overwhelmed with instructional jargon, or uncertain in your teaching due to no formal training. The Framing Information Literacy webcast series shares lesson plans grounded in theory and the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. This six-part webcast series provides approachable explanations of the ACRL Frames, various learning theory, pedagogy, and instructional strategies, and how they are used to inform the development of information literacy lesson plans and learning activities.

Learning Outcomes
This six-part Framing Information Literacy webcast series aims to:

  • address the teaching anxiety and insecurity librarians often experience by providing insight into the work involved in developing a polished lesson plan;
  • begin filling the teaching and learning knowledge gap for librarians in the context of information literacy;
  • explore how teacher-librarians use the ACRL Framework in conjunction with educational theory and pedagogy to help attendees form their own approaches to teaching information literacy

Each 60-minute webinar will be followed by a 30-minute facilitated discussion with Lisa Campbell, Instruction and Outreach Librarian.

Moderator: Lisa Campbell

Webcast 1: Research as Inquiry: It Starts With a Problem

Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM, Library West Room 419

The webcast series kicks off with an examination of constructivist learning theory, two pedagogical approaches that employ it, and their connections to the frame Research as Inquiry. The presenters will discuss their lesson plans that empower students to work in groups to create a research plan using historical news media and determine a solution to a real-life public health problem.

Presenters: Maoria J. Kirker, Instruction and Assessment Coordinator, George Mason University; Janna Mattson Instructional and Social Sciences Librarian, George Mason University; Mary K. Oberlies Undergraduate Engagement Librarian and Assistant Librarian, University of Oregon

Webcast 2: Information Creation as a Process

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM, Library West Room 212 - Moved to LW 212

The presenters will discuss and explain a lesson plan developed to expand students’ view of scholarly outputs and the process of information creation. Based on constructivist learning theory, the lesson includes a group activity and class discussion where students analyze a diverse set of documents to determine the relationships between them and discuss their roles in the research and scholarly publication process. Adaptations of the lesson plan used in various disciplines will also be shared.

Presenters: Nicole Juve, Agricultural Sciences Librarian, North Dakota State University Libraries; Beth Twomey, Head of Research and Instruction, North Dakota State University Libraries

Webcast 3: Information Has Value

Thursday, July 12, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM, Library West Room 419

The presenters will discuss the design, implementation, and assessment of a scalable lesson plan that addresses concepts and skills within the Information Has Value frame. Though it was created for a science for non-majors biology class, we will show that the plan can be adapted within other disciplinary contexts.

Presenters: Nora Belzowski, Assistant Professor of Library Services/Science Librarian, Valparaiso University; Kristi Bugajski, Valparaiso University

Webcast 4: Searching for Strategic Exploration - Guiding Students on Their Research Quest

Thursday, July 19, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM, Library West Room 419

How do we motivate student researchers to go beyond Google? As librarians and composition teachers, we serve as guides for student writers on their research quests. To find a variety of articles, students need to search in a variety of places and prepare a variety of search terms. During this interactive webcast, the presenters will explore the frame Searching as Strategic Exploration.

Presenters: Laura Brady, Eberly Professor of Outstanding Teaching, West Virginia University; Kelly Diamond, Head of the Libraries’ Office of Curriculum and Instructional Support, West Virginia University

Webcast 5: Scholarship as Conversation

Thursday, July 26, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM, Library West Room 419

Scholarship IS a Conversation, and one our students can discover and join. This webcast features lesson plans in which students identify, reconstruct, and engage specific scholarly conversations. Learn to develop these lesson plans, adapt them to different student populations, and tailor them to reflect different pedagogies.

Presenters: Helen McManus, Policy, Government & International Affairs Librarian, George Mason University; Andrea Wright, Furman University

Webcast 6: Authority is Constructed and Contextual

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

Undergraduate students who are new to academic research may struggle to navigate an ocean of diverse sources. In particular, they may struggle to move beyond good/bad dualistic inclinations when choosing authoritative sources. In this webcast, participants will gain active learning strategies grounded in theories of constructivism and discovery learning in order to help students begin to engage with the idea that Authority is Constructed and Contextual.

Presenter: Maggie Epstein, Research and Instruction Librarian, St. Olaf College

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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The Road to Electronic Information Accessibility: How Do We Increase Student Success? - ALCTS

 

Session 1 - Institutional Compliance: Responding to Online Accessibility Legal Issues

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 2:00PM-3:30 PM, Library West Room 419

Session 2 - Accessibility: What Is Happening Now Online, On Campus, and Within the Marketplace

Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM, Library West Room 429

At institutions where knowledge and ideas are shared, libraries should strive to make content accessible for all their users. Libraries need to be prepared and understand the requirements that are needed to meet the accessibility needs of patrons. This two-day virtual preconference will offer attendees a holistic view on how the many parts of an organization can work together to meet both the legal requirements and the students’ requirements for success. Perspectives, challenges, and recommendations will be shared to assist libraries in providing equal opportunities for all their users.

 

Session 1

Presentation 1: University EIT Accessibility Compliance: Southern New Hampshire University’s Action Plan for Electronic Information Technology Accessibility

Presentation 2: Compliance or Bust: Accessibility, the Office of Civil Rights, and Seton Hall University Libraries

Session 2

Presentation 1: What’s in a Name? The Online Accessibility Center 

Presentation 2: Enabling Campus Student Success: Bridging the gap between IT and Disability Services Presentation 3: Striving for Accessible Content: It Takes a Village

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will be able to identify strengths and weaknesses regarding accessibility within their own organizations to support student success.
  • Participants will learn how partnerships are key to supporting content accessibility for students.
  • Participants will receive tips and recommendations they can take back and apply in their organizations

Who Should Attend:

Accessibility stakeholders interested in the idea of promoting an inclusive education: disability services professionals, librarians, staff, publishers, academic professionals, discovery solution providers etc.

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 – Criterion 2: Research, Scholarship and Creative Works/Professional Development and Scholarship
Monday, June 11, 2018, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, Marston Science Library Room 136

 

Criterion 2 is one of three criteria evaluated when assessing a faculty member’s qualifications for tenure and promotion. This session provides insight into the process of building a scholarship portfolio under the older and current versions of Criterion 2, with a comparison of the two versions and notes about their differences. Panelists will discuss scholarship and outcomes, from solo author and co-authorship to grants, other publishing, and sabbatical outcomes. They also will talk about non-traditional venues for creative works, from exhibitions to open access publications, and poster presentations to digital humanities. The panel includes faculty who have served on the T&P Committee and who revised Criterion 2 guidelines. Panelists will share their experiences in a range of these forms of scholarship and creative works across the breadth of the library and different stages of faculty careers, with questions from attendees following their comments.

Instructors:  John Nemmers, Hannah Norton, Valrie Minson, and Trey Shelton

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 Toxic People - Florida Library Webinars
Thursday, June 14, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM, Library West Room 419

There are challenges in dealing with people who bring toxicity to the interaction. One challenge is managing the impact it has on us – the other challenge is how to respond effectively – in essence – in ways that continue to allow us to get the job done and maintain a working relationship.

In this webinar, you will learn key strategies, tactics and skills to protect your emotional and psychological well-being, while at the same time not letting the other person control or dominate.

 

This webinar is for you if:

• You work in a team or group environment

• You interact with the public

• You have a team leadership role

• You want to have less stress and more control of interactions

 

Participants will learn:

• The drivers of toxic behaviour – why they do what they do

• Specific tactics, tips and tools for responding to toxic communications

• How to stay centered and present when faced with toxicity

• A key to relieving your own frustrating

• How to get work done, have effective communications and not let them control your life

  

Presenter: Michael Healey
Michael Healey believes that our workplaces and our workplace relationships can be fun, inspiring, energizing, satisfying AND be creative and productive. He works with businesses and organizations that understand the value of developing people as a foundation for continual improvement and enhancing organizational capacity. He’s been delivering engaging and impactful training programs since 1987.

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Beyond Booktalking: Whole Library Promotion - Florida Library Webinars
Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM, Library West Room 419

Every library employee has heard someone say they didn’t know the library offered something, whether it’s technology, programs, notary services, or any of the dozens of things we provide on a daily basis. Libraries can better spread the word when they realize that promotion and advocacy aren’t secluded to the marketing staff, but is part of everyone’s job.

Learn how to engage your staff at all levels and prepare them with the tools to “booktalk” your library and services to boost access, circulation, & attendance.

At the end of this program, attendees will learn:

  • Basic booktalking skills to get staff at all service points providing reader’s advisory
  • Creatively thinking about underserved groups to market programs and services to a wider audience
  • Keeping your staff up to date on what is happening outside of their own department
  • How to comfortably work promotion and library advocacy into conversation with patrons

 

The 60-minute webinar will be followed by a 30-minute moderated discussion by Sarah "Moxy" Moczygemba.

Presenter: Jez Layman
Jez Layman is an Adult Services Librarian at Indian Prairie Public Library in Darien, IL. When she’s not on the reference desk, she’s planning programs for 20-30 somethings for IPPL’s popular #LibSocial group or teaching classes on job hunting. She has a deep love for audiobooks and has a spreadsheet for every occasion.       

Moderator: Sarah "Moxy" Moczygemba

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Creating a Motivating Environment: 2-Part Webinar - NEFLIN
Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM, Library West Room 419

Thursday, June 28, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM, Library West Room 419

So often we hear comments like, “How can I motivate her?” or “I don’t know what to do to motivate him.” 

And yet it’s really quite clear that we can’t motivate someone else. Sustainable motivation comes from within. We recognize that, of course, but sometimes we just want to help it along! 

Well, there’s good news! There are ways to help create a motivating environment to promote that self-motivation we wish everyone had. 

In the first session of this 2-part series, we’ll talk about what motivation is and what it isn’t. We’ll brainstorm together to create a list of ways you can help create a motivating environment. We’ll discover the power in praise, and how to use it effectively. Ah...a motivating environment ~ isn’t that what we all want in our workplaces? 

Session 2 will teach us tips on effective coaching and counseling that will help reduce the need for reprimands – whew! What a relief! You’ll know when to use which technique, why it’s important to consider the differences, and why supervisors tend to avoid these vital areas of effective management. You’ll also be given tools that will help you deal with the dreaded case of the necessary reprimand – and you’ll leave the workshop feeling more confident in your ability to handle it well. It’s an area most of us would rather forget – but if you’re a supervisor, it’s not likely you’ll get off scot-free. Why not feel in control when handling these necessary parts of your job? And guess what? Handling these areas well is part of creating that motivating environment!!


Presenter: Linda Bruno

Linda has been developing and conducting training workshops for libraries and other organizations for more than fifteen years. She offers workshops on topics ranging from Leadership Skills to Emotional Intelligence – and lots of areas in between! Linda received her MBA from the University of Florida and has years of experience in hands-on management positions. She is also certified with DDI and Achieve Global. She develops her workshops based on solid research and – more importantly – real-life application.

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Cultural Awareness: Minimizing Implicit Biases and Microaggressions in the Workplace
Wednesday, June 28, 2018, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM, Marston Science Library Room 308

 

The ideal work environment is one where you feel a sense of purpose and validation.  However, it is inevitable that unconscious or implicit biases will permeate the workplace because we all have them. Implicit biases can be based on race, age, gender, religion, socioeconomic status, etc. In the first part of the training, we will define implicit bias, identify our own biases, and discuss ways to reduce implicit biases in the workplace.

 

Unfortunately due to the divisive political climate we live in, individuals from diverse backgrounds are subjected to subtle and overt microaggressions, the manifestation of implicit bias, in the workplace. There isn’t a manual on how to identify and effectively address microaggressions in the workplace. In the second part of the training, we will identify microaggressions, share our own experiences with microaggressions, discuss the effects of microaggressions, and develop ways to approach them.

Instructor: Shamika Dalton, Interim Associate Director & Professor of Legal Research, Legal Information Center

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Leading from the Middle - NEFLIN
Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM, Library West Room 419

 

Leading from the middle provides a unique opportunity to exercise influence in all directions—up (to those heading the organization or to whom you report), across (among your peers), and down (to those you lead).  It is a challenging position when the formal authority to drive initiatives is not defined, but there is the expectation of “middle-up-down” leaders being able to build collaborative relationships.  Attend this session and leave with greater confidence in your leadership role.

 

Virtual Trainer: Claudia A. Monte, CAM Consulting Group                  

Claudia Mont founded CAM Consulting Group LLC as a full-service HR and management consulting and training firm in 1993 to assist organizations and their most important asset, people, achieve success. Since then, she has been privileged to deliver professional development programs to clients across the country in the library, legal, nonprofit, public, and private sectors. Claudia specializes in coaching individuals to strengthen their Emotional Intelligence (EI) in the various facets of their personal and professional lives. Prior to starting her firm, she held management, sales, training, and marketing positions with Johnson and Johnson, McGraw-Hill, and Xerox Corporation. She received her degree from Widener University and is an adjunct instructor for Florida SouthWestern State College and facilitator/coach with the MicroEnterprise Institute of SWFL Goodwill.


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

All other parties please register via email here.


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How to Use the IR@UF: Uploading Content & Rights Management
Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM, Library West Room 419

 

The Institutional Repository (IR@UF) is a library sponsored digital archive for the scholarly works generated at the University of Florida by faculty, staff and students. This workshop will introduce the types of materials housed in IR@UF and demonstrate the process for uploading content into the IR via the self-submittal tool. Further, this workshop will explain the use and application of the rights management statements incorporated into the IR@UF and the greater Digital Library Collections. At the end, participants will have the background knowledge to load their own items into the IR@UF, and provide support to patrons who are using the self-submittal tool.

Instructor: Christy Shorey, Manager of IR@UF and Theses & Dissertations Program

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Using Your Brain for a Change - Florida Library Webinars
Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM, Library West Room 419

 

Do you have habits that get in your way of getting what you want? Examples include negative thinking and self-talk, getting frustrated under pressure or just general stress. These all have one thing in common – they all start with a thought.

 

New research on brain functioning provides a solution for each of those challenges. This is not positive thinking, affirmations, or the law of attraction.

 

This is a science/evidence-based (peer reviewed) approach to intentionally re-wiring your brain to get it working for you, not against you – more often.

 

This webinar is for you if you want:

  • More self-confidence
  • Less negative self-talk
  • To experience a more positive outlook on life
  • Consistently take action towards your ideal life
  • Eliminate unwanted patterns
  • To procrastinate less
  • To spend less time thinking about the past
  • Consistently act in alignment with your values

 Participants will learn:

  • A step-by-step process for creating new brain pathways
  • Why we have an unhealthy focus on the past
  • A daily practice for changing unhelpful patterns

Presenter: Michael Healey works with businesses and organizations that understand the value of developing people as a foundation for continual improvement and capacity building. He has been developing and delivering impactful training programs since 1987.

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 – Research and Responsibility Narratives Creation

Thursday, July 19, 2018, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM, Library West Room 212

Our panel will address their experiences crafting their narratives for both tenure packets and mid-career reviews.

And it will just be fun, so everyone, come join!

 

Panelists:

Suzan Alteri

Brian Keith

David Schwieder

Laurie Taylor

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Response to the Active Shooter
Monday, July 23, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM, Marston Science Library Room 136

Captain Jeff Holcomb of the University of Florida Police Department will present UFPD’s “Response to the Active Shooter” training. The presentation is approximately one hour long and provides information on the active shooter, law enforcement response, and what you can do as an individual to help protect yourself in this kind of situation.

Presenter: Captain Jeff Holcomb

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Disaster and Emergency Preparedness
Monday, July 23, 2018, 3:00 PM-4:00 PM, Marston Science Library Room 136

The primary objective of this training is to provide library employees with an overview of the Libraries procedures for disaster and emergency response. Topics covered will include the role of rally points; responsibilities of Building Emergency Coordinators and Area Supervisors; hurricane preparedness; a demonstration on how to use the Automated External Defibrillator (AED); and available resources in the Libraries and at UF.

This training is designed for all Library employees and will include ample time for questions.

Presenter: Peter Miller, Facilities

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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IR@UF - Hands-on Introduction and Refresher Course
Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM, Marston Science Library Room 308

 

UF’s Institutional Repository (IR@UF) is the digital collection dedicated to providing access and preservation for scholarly works generated by the UF community- including you! This hands-on training provides an over-view of the IR@UF and takes you through the steps of loading your conference posters and papers, journal articles, book chapters, and other scholarly works into this ever-growing collection. A great refresher for those who may not have loaded items recently, or want to brush up on some of the bells and whistles available, and an excellent introduction for those who just want to learn more about the IR@UF. Participants will have 2 short pre-class tasks that we will then build on during the hands-on activities.

Instructor: Christy Shorey, Manager of IR@UF and Theses & Dissertations Program

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Delegating and Communicating Effectively - NEFLIN
Thursday, August 9, 2018, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM, Library West Room 419

 

Most people want to do the right work and do it well. 

The way we delegate and communicate has a direct effect on performance, relationships, and the development of others. Mixed messages, misunderstandings, incomplete or unclear information, all contribute to frustration and inefficient use of time, resources, and people.  Attend this session and leave knowing the skills necessary to achieve positive results.

Virtual Trainer: Claudia A. Monte, CAM Consulting Group                  

Claudia Mont founded CAM Consulting Group LLC as a full-service HR and management consulting and training firm in 1993 to assist organizations and their most important asset, people, achieve success. Since then, she has been privileged to deliver professional development programs to clients across the country in the library, legal, nonprofit, public, and private sectors. Claudia specializes in coaching individuals to strengthen their Emotional Intelligence (EI) in the various facets of their personal and professional lives. Prior to starting her firm, she held management, sales, training, and marketing positions with Johnson and Johnson, McGraw-Hill, and Xerox Corporation. She received her degree from Widener University and is an adjunct instructor for Florida SouthWestern State College and facilitator/coach with the MicroEnterprise Institute of SWFL Goodwill.


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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Digging into Assessment Data: Tips, Tricks, and Tools of the Trade - WebJunction

Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 3:00 PM-4:00 PM, Library West Room 419

 

You know what you want to know and how to ask the right questions. Now what? This session will delve into assessment tools and data collection methods—and how to choose the method that works best for you. You also will learn how to analyze your data and turn it into information your library can use. Don’t worry if using qualitative and quantitative data is new to you. You’ll gain the insight you need to use both with confidence. 

This webinar is the second 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.

Presented by Linda Hofschire, PhD, Director, Library Research Service, Colorado State Library; 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.