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Writing and Updating Position Descriptions
Friday, February 2, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM, Library West Room 419

Wenesday, February 7, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, ILF Conference Room

Thursday, February 8, 2018, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM, Marston Science Library Room 136 - CANCELLED

Thursday, March 8, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Marston Science Library Room 136

 

Were you ever asked to write or update a position description? Do you wonder what some of the categories on the template mean and feel unsure about your entries? Now is your chance to learn the ins and outs, tips and tricks, and UF expectations for writing clear and comprehensive staff position descriptions. This is a practical workshop where some background information will be given but where most of the time will be spent demystifying and improving your skills in writing position descriptions. You will go away with a lot of information and a useful toolkit you can use next time you are asked to write or update a position description.

 

Presenters: Tina Litchfield and Joe Piazza

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Faculty Evaluations

Monday, February 5, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Marston Science Library Room 136 - CANCELLED

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Library West Room 419

Monday, March 12, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Marston Science Library Room 136

 

This workshop will cover the faculty performance evaluation cycle and documentation requirements; review the criteria by which faculty are evaluated; discuss the role of annual assignments and goals; and provide information on the 5 tier evaluation levels. 

All faculty are encouraged to attend to better understand the Libraries evaluation process, expectations, and 5 tier evaluation levels. The last 30 minutes are geared towards supervisors but are informative for non-supervisor faculty as well
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Presenters:  Bonnie Smith and Val Minson

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Working with Troubled and Disruptive Students
Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Library West Room 419

 

Our college community is becoming increasingly aware of the amounts of stress students are experiencing and its negative impact on their health and academic performance. Many of our jobs in the UF Libraries bring us in touch with students from all over campus on a daily basis. We can play an important role in helping to identify and assisting students in distress. Meggen Tucker Sixbey, Associate Director & Clinical Assistant Professor at the UF Counseling and Wellness Center, will facilitate this workshop where we will explore tips for recognizing and tools for helping troubled students.

 

Presenter:  Meggen Tucker Sixbey, UF Counseling and Wellness Center

 

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 Social Media Plan That Works
Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Marston Science Library Room 308

 

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn… the list goes on! How do you use these social platforms to effectively promote programming, market library services and engage users with the library? During this interactive webinar, we will explore best practices for main social media, how to develop a social media calendar and resources to utilize to create posts with impact.

 

Virtual Trainer: Diana Silveira
Diana Silveira is the President of Novare Library Services, a company that focuses on web, mobile and infrastructure services for libraries. Previous to starting Novare Library Services, she was the Virtual Reference Manager for Florida’s Ask a Librarian Service and coordinator for Florida’s Statewide Delivery System.
She presents regularly on implementing technology, best practices and privacy issues online. She also works with libraries to deploy new technologies as well as develop new mobile and desktop websites.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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So You've Just Taken Over Your Library's Social Media? - NEFLIN 2-Part Webinar
Part 1 - Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Library West Room 419

Part 2 - Thursday, February 15, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Library West Room 419

 

It can be tricky taking on social media responsibilities for your org, especially on top of all your other duties. This hands-on session will help with that process, giving you an overview of the major social media platforms and why they're useful to libraries, and practical advice on how to prioritize, strategize and manage social media - either on your own or as part of a team.

 

Learning outcomes:

  • A deeper understanding of the various platforms - Twitter, Instagram, Blogs, Facebook - and how they work together and separately
  • See practical examples of social media policies, working practice, useful online tools (such as social media dashboards)
  • Begin to develop your own documents to assist you and other staff at your organization run the social media accounts smoothly
  • Try out tools to help you analyze your social media outputs

Virtual Trainer: Ned Potter

Ned Potter is an Academic Liaison Librarian at the University of York, where he also Chairs the Library Marketing and Communications Group. He has extensive experience in this area, not least because he's just written all the social media policies and staffing structures for his own institution!

Ned wrote The Library Marketing Toolkit published by Neal Schulman, has penned a social media column for Library Journal, and recently wrote a case study on Twitter for Ben Bizzle's book Start a Revolution: Stop Acting Like a Library. He can be found online at ned-potter.com and on twitter: @ned_potter.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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TEAMS and USPS Evaluations
Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Marston Science Library Room 136

Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Library West Room 419

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Health Science Center Library Room C2-41A

Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, ILF Conference Room

 

Annual performance evaluations present an opportunity to reflect and plan for the coming year. This session will provide an overview of the University’s performance management process, format and deadlines. In addition, you will learn some practical tips on promoting dialog and writing evaluations to make the annual review and goal setting more effective for both the employee and the unit. There will be ample time for questions and answers. This training is designed for all USPS and TEAMS employees, not just supervisors.

 

PresentersBonnie Smith and Danielle Sessions

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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How Cultural Intelligence Makes a Difference in the Information Profession: Are You Culturally Competent? – ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy & Outreach Services
Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Library West Room 419

 

Cultural intelligence is a person’s capability for successful adaptation to new cultural settings, that is, for unfamiliar settings attributable to cultural context (Earley & Ang). It is not enough to simply be ‘aware’ anymore. We must go beyond our own self-awareness and awareness of others to understand the impacts of how we work and interact effectively in culturally diverse situations, whether domestic or global. As the information profession operates in an ever changing, global environment, we need to be prepared to handle any diverse situation. As our workforces become more diverse, we face an even greater challenge and problem: that is how to successfully manage increasingly diverse interactions. To address this concern, organizations are applying the framework of cultural intelligence.

 

Participants will learn:

  • What is cultural intelligence (CQ)
  • How can cultural intelligence be used as a practical tool for embracing differences and increasing work performance
  • How to improve your own CQ capabilities
  • How to apply CQ within the information profession

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Conference Room Technology Training
Thursday, February 22, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Smathers Library Conference Room

 

Train staff on the use of the technology in the libraries conference rooms.

 

Presenter: Mike Tyler, IT

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Beyond Basic Social Media: Moving Towards Content Marketing - Panhandle Library Access Network
Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Library West Room 419

 

Do you want to increase your value to library users? Would you like to market online more effectively? Content marketing is all about delivering content that library users find useful and relevant. Benefit from practical advice and guidance on how to market online better by helping users answer the question, "What's in it for me?"

 

Discover the confidence, knowledge, and skills you need to optimize content for sharing with instructor Laura Solomon, author of several books on library social media and content marketing.

 

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.


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Cataloging Media Formats with RDA: Music and Sound Recordings - NEFLIN
Thursday, March 1, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:30 AM, AFA Conference Room

 

Resource Description and Access (RDA) has replaced AACR2 as the new standard of library cataloging. Libraries worldwide are adopting it as their guide for creating bibliographic data. This class will give you an introduction to using the standard when cataloging audio material, including CD, streaming, and other formats.

 

Virtual Trainer: Robin Fay

Robin Fay is the Manager of Technical Services, Associate Professor of Library Services at the University of North Georgia. She has an extensive background in cataloging, teaching and data management. She earned her BA from the University of Georgia and her MLIS from the University of South Carolina.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Setting Up Chatbots for your Library - NEFLIN
Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Marston Science Library Room 308

 

Resource Description and Access (RDA) has replaced AACR2 as the new standard of library cataloging. Libraries worldwide are adopting it as their guide for creating bibliographic data. This class will give you an introduction to using the standard when cataloging audio material, including CD, streaming, and other formats.

 

Virtual Trainer: Diana Silveira
Diana Silveira is the President of Novare Library Services, a company that focuses on web, mobile and infrastructure services for libraries. Previous to starting Novare Library Services, she was the Virtual Reference Manager for Florida’s Ask a Librarian Service and coordinator for Florida’s Statewide Delivery System.
She presents regularly on implementing technology, best practices and privacy issues online. She also works with libraries to deploy new technologies as well as develop new mobile and desktop websites.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Tweaking Twitter - Best Practices for Libraries - NEFLIN
Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Library West Room 212

 

Are you getting the most out of Twitter? While Twitter is easy to use, it’s significantly more difficult to use it well. Chances are your library is one of the many that makes common mistakes with Twitter that can actually harm its efforts.

 

See real-world examples, both good and bad, of library tweets that you can learn from. Get ready to improve your library’s tweets, from the ground up. Discover how to use Twitter so that your time investment pays off.

 

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.


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Introduction to Supervision - NEFLIN
Thursday, March 15, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Library West Room 419

 

Supervision is about eliciting the best from employees regarding both productivity and workplace relationships, meaning getting the job done and treating co-workers and customers with respect. Learn the differences between oversight and micromanagement, why even competent people need supervision, keeping the team on track, the importance of positive reinforcement and constructive criticism, and having difficult conversations.

 

Participants will:

  • Improve their communication with employees
  • Focus more identifying successes rather than reinforcing failure
  • Be better equipped to set limits and consequences

 

Virtual Trainer: Pat Wagner

Pat Wagner is a trainer and consultant with 40 years of experience working with libraries of all shapes and sizes. She has been a frequent visitor to Florida libraries and systems and was a presenter for several years with the Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute (SSLLI). She is known for her good-humored and practical programs.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Introduction to Project Management - NEFLIN
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Library West Room 419

 

Project management is the “who, what, when, where, why, how much, and how” of library organizations: goals, budgets, deadlines, and standards of quality and customer service. It can be as simple as a bulletin board with index cards, but it requires clear and timely communication by people who are willing and able to say “no”. Learn the basic rules that apply to almost any task and why everything that happens in a library is a project.

 

Participants will:

  • Improve time management with better planning
  • Set deadlines with defaults, in case goals are not met
  • Set time aside in projects for management overhead, meaning documentation and communication

 

Virtual Trainer: Pat Wagner

Pat Wagner is a trainer and consultant with 40 years of experience working with libraries of all shapes and sizes. She has been a frequent visitor to Florida libraries and systems and was a presenter for several years with the Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute (SSLLI). She is known for her good-humored and practical programs.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Supervision for Middle and Upper Managers - NEFLIN
Thursday, March 22, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Library West Room 419

 

Sometimes even the best library strategic plan fails, in part because supervisors and managers neglect to keep their employees and frontline supervisors on track. The intent is to trust people to get their work done, but the result is missed deadlines and project creep due to benign neglect. What people skills are necessary to ensure that departments, branches, off-site partners, and special projects are on time, under budget, at agreed-up levels of quality – and with everyone still speaking to each other?

 

Participants will:

  • Check in with their managers and supervisors without burdening them with unnecessary reporting and details
  • Pay attention to what is actually happening in their libraries
  • Create simple methods for employee and customer feedback at every level

 

Virtual Trainer: Pat Wagner

Pat Wagner is a trainer and consultant with 40 years of experience working with libraries of all shapes and sizes. She has been a frequent visitor to Florida libraries and systems and was a presenter for several years with the Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute (SSLLI). She is known for her good-humored and practical programs.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Tools to Improve Your Workflow and Increase Productivity - NEFLIN
Thursday, March 29, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Library West Room 212

 

Have you ever found a tool or service that made you go “AHA!”? Are there little gems that make your life so much easier that you wonder how you lived without them?

 

This informative webinar is filled with online (and free!) tools that can help you improve your workflow. Come discover a plethora of online tools that you probably haven’t heard of but will be glad that (now) you have.

 

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.


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Creating Viral Content for Social Media - NEFLIN
Thursday, April 12, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Library West Room 212

 

Creating a post on social media is easy, creating a post that engages users is another story. During this interactive webinar, we will explore how to make visual ads, mini-movies and other marketing content to help your posts go viral using free or mostly free resources on the net.

 

Virtual Trainer: Diana Silveira
Diana Silveira is the President of Novare Library Services, a company that focuses on web, mobile and infrastructure services for libraries. Previous to starting Novare Library Services, she was the Virtual Reference Manager for Florida’s Ask a Librarian Service and coordinator for Florida’s Statewide Delivery System.
She presents regularly on implementing technology, best practices and privacy issues online. She also works with libraries to deploy new technologies as well as develop new mobile and desktop websites
.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.