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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.

 

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Access Services Conference: Unlocking the 21st Century Library

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NISO Training Series: Assessment Practices and Metrics for the 21st Century

This is an 8-week series occurring 11:30 AM-1:00 PM on Fridays.

 

Objective: To provide consistency of training and a baseline of knowledge for information professionals in considering and applying assessment practices for scholarly resources across multiple information services and systems. 

 

Who Will Benefit From This Training Series:

  • Academic librarians whose role includes assessment as a professional role or who have been assigned to conduct assessment exercises in their own library
  • Early or mid-career publishing staff in product development or marketing roles who seek a better understanding of assessment activities and the metrics by which a product or service may be evaluated
  • Mid-career managers or supervisors whose roles require them to conduct small and medium size assessment projects or exercises.

 

October 19 -- Basis of Assessment in Academic Libraries: An Overview

This opening session will provide the rationale for and benefits of assessment training. Administrators, librarians and others working in the academic environment need to base decisions on user and usage data gathered from a variety of library services and systems. This initial overview lays the ground work for understanding what’s different about library assessment in the 21st century, the variety of means for conducting assessment in the library, the skill sets needed, and the challenges to be faced – whether those be issues of handling sensitive personal data or unanticipated resistance from co-workers

 

October 26 - Collection of Data and Research Design

This second session will address the starting point of any assessment activity – an understanding of what data may be available to the investigator, what additional data may be needed and the process of research design. The lecturer will touch on privacy concerns in the gathering of data as well as the challenges of collecting and working with data contained in third-party provider systems.

 

November 2 - Using Available Tools

Once the individual charged with assessment has inventoried available data and collected any additional data needed, the next step is to select appropriate software for working with that data. This session will outline a range of APIs, plug-ins, and other available software (Excel, Tableau, MINES for Libraries, etc.) that allow professionals to “get their hands dirty” in productively working with the data.

 

November 9 - Formulating, Interpretation and Presentation of Data

This segment of our assessment training series will engage registrants in thinking creatively about what data might be used and applied to the areas of investigation. Beyond simple counts, what might be interesting statistical techniques in considering the data. How to identify and describe a correlation as apart from causation? What represents a reliable benchmark? What metrics should be a part of determining the benchmark? How best to approach those resistant to such metrics as reliable indicators?

 

November 16 - Formulating, Interpretation and Presentation of Data, Part Two

This session further delves into the available data derived from library activity; this might encompass everything from data gathered through the library web site to sensor data arising from traffic within the library.  How is the library assessing programs offered? What data arises from mobile devices when delivering location based services? How to evaluate student learning outcomes in the context of the library? 

 

November 30 - Reporting and Developing Strategies

Having collected and studied the needed data, what might be the best means of developing a narrative? Training participants will focus in this session on how to explain the story being told by the data. This segment may involve case studies from different institutions to discuss what works in a particular example or what may be missing. The session may include discussions of data visualization, the role of assessment in strategic planning, as well as how to use the story in activities of advocacy and outreach.

 

December 14 - Developing New Metrics

The digital information environment means that users engage with content in ways that the information community is still trying to identify and understand. In the instance of ebooks (as a potential case study) or in the emerging area of OER textbooks, those working to assess the effectiveness of content, its presentation to the reader and use by the reader may recognize that new metrics of engagement are needed. What aspects of user engagement might be considered as valid? What privacy concerns does following user data in that context raise for those responsible for assessment? What are the logistics of gathering that data? What can be identified as best practices? 

 

December 21 - Developing New Metrics, Part II

Perhaps the most theoretical of all the training sessions, this final segment will be addressing more nebulous questions. What information products and services require new metrics? What data might provide insights? Who controls that data? There is a need for collaboration between various stakeholder communities in developing useful and constructive metrics. How can that be accomplished? What techniques or tools are needed?


 

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.


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Introduction to the Digital Scholarship Section - ACRL

Monday, November 5, 2018, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM, Library West Room 212

 

Participants will learn about the importance of digital scholarship in academic libraries in order to motivate them to become involved in the Digital Scholarship Section. Participants will understand the structure of the Digital Scholarship Section in order to identify places where they could become involved.


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

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 10:00 AM–11:00 AM, Library West Room 419

 

Identify seven areas of wellness and discuss methods for achieving through use of self-care. Discuss relationship between all areas of wellness and impact on overall health and well-being for not attending to self-care.

 

Possible outcomes include greater insight into employee's self-care habits and areas for growth. Will allow employees to make a self-care plan to help make behavioral changes in their lives.

 

Presenter: Angela Koivula, Ph.D., UF Employee Assistance Program


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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Supervisor Series - why did I DO that? - SEFLIN

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 2:00 PM–3:30 PM, AFA Conference Room

 

Are you an employee? A manager? Do you have a spouse? Children? Friends? Acquaintances? Do you volunteer in an organization? Are you on committees? Do you ever deal with people in any context at all? Of course you do! This webinar is an invaluable tool in understanding your own behavioral tendencies (a.k.a. personality style), which will help you interact with others more effectively.

 

In this webinar, you’ll examine your own tendencies as well as the strengths and struggles of the other three basic styles –  we’ll look at the good, the bad, and the ugly of all the styles! As you learn about yourself, you’ll undoubtedly experience an “aha!” moment regarding someone else (or several “someone elses”!). We’ll also delve a little deeper to find out what makes them – and us – tick!

 

Presenter: Linda Bruno has been developing and conducting training seminars for more than ten years. Certified with Development Dimensions International and Achieve Global, she also offers her own workshops on Customer Service, Supervisory Skills, Personalities, Organizational Skills, Effective Communication, Returning Balance to Your Life, and many other topics.


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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Effective Meeting Facilitation - NEFLIN

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 10:00 AM–11:30 AM, Marston Science Library Room 308

 

Effective meetings require leaders with strong facilitation skills to keep participants involved, focused, and productive.  Time is valuable and costly.  Leaders need to manage it wisely.  In this web session, learn how to develop the core components for effective meetings:  structure, content, and interaction.  You will leave with greater understanding about how to lead virtual and actual meetings.

 

Presenter: Claudia Monte 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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A Dozen Ways to Be Thankful Every Day of the Year - FLW

Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 10:30 AM–11:30 AM, Library West Room 419

 

The Holiday Season is a powerful opportunity to focus on giving thanks for everything and everyone in our lives. The Thanksgiving Holiday is a cherished time, in part because we are surrounded by people we love and who love us, and we are visibly reminded of all that we have to be grateful for. 

 

In the rollercoaster ride known as our lives, how can we continue the feeling the feeling of thankfulness all year long, and not just during the holidays? In this interactive and inspirational webinar program, you will learn a dozen methods and techniques to help you be (more) thankful every day of the year.

 

Benefits of practicing thanks-giving techniques include more enjoyment and fulfillment in your life!

 

Presenter: Andrew Sanderbeck has been developing and conducting training seminars for libraries and library organizations for more than ten 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 the founder of the PCI Webinars..


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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Getting Started with Open Educational Resources - ALA/RUSA

Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 1:00 PM–2:30 PM, Library West Room 212

 

This 60-minute webinar will be followed by a facilitated discussion with Lisa Campbell, Instruction and Outreach Librarian, and April Hines, Journalism & Mass Communications Librarian.

 

Any information professional working in an educational setting should be prepared to educate their peers and administrators on the benefits of Open Educational Resources (OER) adoption. In addition, students need to be regularly educated on the pros and cons of OER in the classroom to give them an opportunity to rate the success of such use in the classroom.

 

This webinar will present statistics about the problems of expensive textbook requirements (for higher education and public k-12), equity issues in higher education that can be resolved with the adoption of OER, the definitions associated with copyright, Creative Commons licensing, public domain works, fair use, and what it means to contribute to the open learning community. An invitation to collaborate on OER development will be offered to participants. Sharing the presenter's work on various committees will also give participants alternate ways to become involved in the open community. Come prepared to share your own OER initiatives.

 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this webinar, the participant will be able to:

  • Define open educational resources for a variety of users
  • List the issues surrounding the textbook problem for a variety of stakeholders
  • Find resources to locate and evaluate open educational resources for higher education
  • Understand the importance of open material development and sharing as a means to serve minority populations and the open learning movement.

 

Presenter:  Alexis Carlson, Assistant Professor/Reference Librarian with the Indian River State College, has created faculty development in OER education since 2013. She currently implements a faculty grant project at IRSC for the Gladys Williams Wolf Endowed Teaching Chair on "The Benefits of Open Educational Resource Adoption." In this role, she has become involved in serving the open-education community through statewide and national committee work, developing an administrative-backed OER initiative at her College, and initiating student conversations about textbook expenses.

 

Moderators: Lisa Campbell, Instruction and Outreach Librarian, and April Hines, Journalism & Mass Communications Librarian


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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Building Diversity in the Workforce - NISO

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 1:00 PM–3:00 PM, Library West Room 419

 

This event will look at bias awareness and the difficulties of appropriately valuing diversity in a work environment. What are the implications for the library in terms of data collection, recruitment practices, and mentoring? How might library leadership encourage applicants from a broad spectrum of cultural backgrounds while avoiding any appearance of double standards? How might technology jobs in the library be made more appealing to a greater range of applicants?

 

Confirmed speakers for this event include:  Liam Sweeney, Analyst, Libraries and Scholarly Communication, ITHAKA S&R; Alexia Hudson-Ward, Azariah Smith Root Director of Libraries, Oberlin College; Samantha Bishop Simmons, Undergraduate Learning Specialist, University of Kansas Libraries. 


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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Access Services Conference: Unlocking the 21st Century Library

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 8:45 AM–4:30 PM, Library West Room 419

Friday, November 16, 2018, 9:15 AM–4:00 PM, Library West Room 419

 

The Access Services Conference is an opportunity for individuals working in all areas of Access Services in libraries to gather information and communicate with other professionals about circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan, student worker management, security, and other topics of interest. 


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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Creating Authentic Relationship - FLW

Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 10:30 AM–11:30 AM, Marston Science Library Room 308

 

Authenticity leads to understanding, a sense of community and mutual value.

The dynamics of team environments can make it seem very challenging to create authentic relationships. The need to look good, get noticed for our work and ideas, be politically correct, not create waves, are inherent desire for harmony are all blocks to being authentic and creating authentic connections.

 

In this webinar, you will learn what it means to be truly authentic in your work relationships. How to create authentic relationships, even with those who are, or environments that are, often inauthentic.

 

Participants will learn:

  • How to bring your authentic self to any relationship
  • 5 signs when a relationship is not authentic
  • 9 essential characteristics of authentic relationships
  • A process for creating a framework for relating authentically
  • How to work through disagreements while maintaining your integrity

 

Presenter: 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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Introduction to LibWizard: Surveys, Forms, Quizzes

Monday, November 26, 2018, 10:30 AM–11:30 AM, Marston Science Library Room 308

 

Brought to you by the Information Literacy Committee

 

Wands at the ready! Learn how to incorporate LibWizard Surveys, Forms, and Quizzes into your instruction session or LibGuide. It’s as easy as swish and flick.   

 

This session will:

  • Discuss the features of LibWizard
  • Demonstrate how to create LibWizard Surveys, Forms, and Quizzes
  • Show how to incorporate these into existing and new LibGuides and instruction sessions                                                                         

 

Finish the session by working as a group to create a Survey with input from Laura Spears, Assessment Librarian, on how to construct a good survey question.                                                                                                                                                              

YOU SHALL NOT PASS...up this workshop!

 

Presenters: Brittany Kester, Education Librarian, and Stephanie Birch, African American Studies Librarian, with Laura Spears, Assessment Librarian


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

All other parties please register via email here.


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OPS Recruitment

Thursday, November 29, 2018, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM, Marston Library Room 136

Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM, Library West Room 419

 

This session will guide OPS supervisors through the OPS recruitment process, and will focus on the different OPS classifications, Federal Work Study, the job requisition, and the onboarding of new OPS hires, which includes the new Library Student Assistants Canvas page.

 

This training is recommended for OPS supervisors in the George A. Smathers Libraries.

 

Presenter: Joe Piazza, Human Resources

 

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 Publishing with Florida Online Journals

Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 10:30 AM–11:30 AM, Library West Room 211

 

Library publishing complements the libraries vision to “facilitate knowledge creation that contributes to UF’s standing as a preeminent public research university”.  The library provides open access to UF research through a partnership with the Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative (FALSC) whereby scholarly journals are published using the digital publishing platform, Florida Online Journals. 

 

This session will:

  • Summarize the role of Liaison Librarians in supporting UF scholars using Florida Online Journals
  • Provide hands-on exploration of Florida Online Journals and an early view of the OJS 3 upgrade
  • Indexing best practices for journals in Florida Online Journals
  • Introduce the new library publishing services of doi assignment
  • Equip participants to promote and respond to inquiries about the library publishing program prior to annual meetings with each journal

 

Presenters:

Suzanne Stapleton is an agricultural and digital initiatives librarian at the University of Florida where she leads the UF Florida Online Journal Service Team.  Her current research interests include digitization of historic agricultural serials, open access publishing and digital literacy instruction.

 

Christy Shorey is the Institutional Repository Manager for the University of Florida Libraries. She stewards scholarly output generated by the UF community, provides outreach, training and promotion for the Institutional Repository (IR@UF). She is interested in how unique identifiers, such as Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) and Open Researcher and Contributor Identification numbers (ORCIDs), can enable broader access and use of scholarship. Christy holds a BA from the University of Florida, and earned her MLIS from Florida State University.

 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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PowerPoint: Beyond Presentations - NEFLIN - new date

Tuesay, December 18, 2018, 10:00 AM–11:30 AM, Library West Room 212

 

Using PowerPoint to Create On-Demand Learning & More! 

 

Think Microsoft PowerPoint is just for presentations? The powerful software can also be utilized to create on-demand learning, promotional materials, and more. 

During this interactive webinar, we will explore PowerPoint - allowing you to develop new tools to help users as well as fun program ideas to help users create their own materials including, family trees, mind maps and comic books. 

Trainer: Diana Silveira s 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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Virtual and Augmented Reality in Libraries

Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 2:00 PM–3:30 PM, Marston Science Library, MADE@UF Lab

 

Virtual and augmented reality are becoming a larger part of our society as technology advances and associated costs plummet. Libraries have found a role in facilitating use of these technologies, enabling development of new applications and experiences, and even creating new experiences to promote learning. This session will: 
 

  • discuss history and background of the current VR landscape 
  • define important terms
  • provide examples of successful library projects, both at UF and elsewhere 
  • demonstrate associated technologies 
  • allow hand-on experience with technology

 

Please consider joining us for a fun and informative session on these emerging technologies! 

Presenter: Samuel R. Putnam is an engineering librarian at the University of Florida where he is the mechanical and aerospace engineering liaison and director of the MADE@UF development lab. His current research interests include virtual and augmented reality in libraries, innovative instruction, and information-seeking behavior of students.


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

All other parties please register via email here.