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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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Getting Comfortable with Saying "No" at Work - FLW

Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM, Library West Room 212

 

Most of us are comfortable saying “yes” to a request from a boss, co- worker or customer. “Yes” when asked to take on a new project or task, more responsibility and even a promotion opportunity.

 

And many of us say “yes”, when we should say “no”. No, you’re too busy, no you’re not the right person for the assignment, or no, you just can’t handle an additional responsibility right now.

 

This interactive and immediately useful program will discuss 10 situations where you can have the courage and comfort to say “no” and will give you the verbiage to more comfortably say “no” to your boss, co-workers and customers in a polite and confident manner.

 

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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Accessing Ability Through Universal Design for Learning - ALISE

Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 1:00 PM–2:00 PM, Library West Room 212

 

All learners have varying needs and abilities. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) employs a variety of instructional methods to eliminate barriers to learning and offer all students opportunities for learning success. This webinar presents the impact of accessibility and the integration of tools and resources that facilitate multi-modal learning for all students, along with concrete strategies for implementing accessibility and multi-modal learning into physical and digital classroom environments.

 

Presenter: Dr. Clayton A. Copeland is Director of the SLIS Laboratory for Leadership in Equity and Diversity (LLEAD) and helps manage the Linda Lucas Walling Collection for Universal Access. Her research focuses upon equity of access to information for underserved populations and literacy. She also pursues research interests in technology, Universal Design, facilities planning, materials and programming for children and young adults, and information behavior.


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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Outreach and Community Engagement in Special Collections - ASERL

Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM, Library West Room 419

 

Community engagement has become increasingly important for those who work in special collections and archives. These activities attempt to bridge the divide and perceived remoteness between special collections and archival repositories and their immediate or regional communities. Listen and learn from two leaders in community engagement as they discuss how to give users agency in the growth of archives and special collections and a stake in representing their communities.

 

Presenters:

Lynn Eaton, the Director of the Special Collections Research Center at George Mason University, will discuss her work with donors and campus and local communities to broaden knowledge and interest in their historical materials as well as her work with local activists while at James Madison University.

 

Cristina Favretto, the Head of Special Collections at the University of Miami will discuss working with diverse populations in a vibrant artistic atmosphere as the University of Miami attempts to document the many sides of Miami – from the “Floribbean” cuisine to Miami’s hybrid music scene and the glamour of Art Basel Miami. Favretto will also discuss how to involve different constituencies in a constantly changing environment.


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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Writing for Library Workplace and Career Success - NEFLIN

Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 1:00 PM–3:00 PM, Library West Room 419

 

Memos, e-mails, newsletters, social media posts, newspaper articles, blogs, reports, and plans: Most workplaces require you to write well, particularly if you want to be promoted, have your ideas be accepted, or earn more responsibility. But some people focus on other technical and professional skills until they find they need to catch up with their written communication skills in a hurry.

 

Learn the importance of identifying your target audience and setting goals before you begin writing, tricks for “self-editing,” why the grammar police often are wrong, writing for social media outlets, and why less is more.

Outcomes for this class include impressing bosses and co-workers, writing liking the person you want to be, and becoming more influential in your written interactions.

Trainer: Pat Wagner has been a library consultant and trainer since 1978. She has a liberal arts degree with a double major in performance and written communication.
 
Her motto: Everything we write is a draft.

Although her grammar ain’t perfect, Pat writes for pleasure and profit every day. She has written books, newspaper editorials, magazine articles, grant proposals, how-to manuals, radio news, brochures, book reviews, short stories, online courses, and poetry, often on unreasonable deadlines, as well as editing other writers’ works and coaching them to further success. She is known for good-humored and practical programsand a gentle touch when it comes to editing.
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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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Restructuring & Reimagining Digital Collections - ALCTS

Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM, Library West Room 419

 

In 2017 the University of Virginia Library administration commissioned an internal task force to identify best practices for digital project workflows. At the time, the process of moving digital collections from idea to completion was opaque for all staff involved in the process, and most were frustrated with both the process and the results. The ensuing task force report articulated foundational principles, identified needed tools, recommended specific changes to practice, and proposed an outline for a comprehensive workflow. All recommendations were accepted by the administration, and the Digital Collections Team was created in early 2018 to operationalize the recommendations. This effort includes a restructuring and reimagining of workflows, as well as enabling culture change in how we interact with each other and the content. This webinar will discuss the roles and responsibilities of the membership in this multi-unit group, the nascent workflows and experiments with new communication paths, as well as the tools in use to support these new ways of interacting with each other and the tasks associated with making digital content available.

 

Learning outcomes: Share experiences with creating and documenting new workflows in replacement of existing workflows as well as experiences with communication and culture change.

 

Presenters:

Jennifer O'Brien Roper is the Director for Digital Strategies at the University of Virginia Library in Charlottesville, VA. She received her MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has spent 20 years working in academic libraries to connect scholars to resources.

Ellen Catz Ramsey  is Director for Scholarly Repository Services at the University of Virginia Library in Charlottesville, VA. She received her MLIS from Florida State University and her M.Ed. from the University of Virginia and works to make scholarly content generated by and for the UVA community openly accessible whenever possible.


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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Using Tweetdeck for Social Listening

Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM, Marston Science Library Room 308

 

This tutorial will introduce Tweetdeck, a free social listening program, to help users segment their Twitter feed to better locate conversations they need to participate in and be aware of. Please prepare by bringing a list of organizations you’re interested in following, both on and off campus, and the login information for your twitter account or an account you manage.

 

Presenter: 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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What’s in it for you? TEAMS and USPS Evaluation Training

Performance evaluations are important tools in recording our accomplishments each year and in receiving written feedback on job performance, communication, reliability, behaviors and other aspects of our work. This two-part training will not only give you the information you need to navigate the University’s TEAMS and USPS performance evaluation process but will also give you an opportunity to look more carefully at the importance of goals, and consider your role within the workplace as it relates to communication and interactions with your supervisor and colleagues.

 

Part 1

Part 1 covers the TEAMS and USPS performance evaluation timeline including UF’s two different formats; documentation requirements; performance categories; and ratings. New TEAMS employees and their supervisors are especially encouraged to attend to better understand the TEAMS and USPS evaluation process and expectations.

 

Part 2

​Part 2 covers the importance of writing explicit (SMART) goals; presents a few current trends and thoughts on the importance of how we receive feedback during the performance evaluation; each of our role in building strong teams; and tools to better understand ourselves in relation to others in the workplace. All TEAMS and USPS employees and their supervisors are encouraged to attend to strengthen communication across the Libraries and continue to invest in our vision for a strong Learning Organization.

 

TEAMS and USPS Evaluations

Tuesday, February 5, 2019, Marston Science Library Room 136

      Part 1: 9:00 am–10:00 am

      Part 2: 10:00 am–11:00 am

 

Monday, February 11, 2019, Health Science Center Libraries C2-41A

      Part 1: 9:00 am–10:00 am

      Part 2: 10:00 am–11:00 am

 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019, Library West Room 419

      Part 1: 1:30 pm–2:30 pm

      Part 2: 2:30 pm–3:30 pm

 

Thursday, February 21, 2019, ILF Conference Room

      Part 1: 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

      Part 2: 3:00 pm–4:00 pm

 

All sessions cover the same material. Register for Part 1 and Part 2 separately.

 

Presenters: Bonnie 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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Faculty Evaluations

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, Library West Room 212

      Part 1: 9:00 am-10:00 am

      Part 2: 10:00 am-11:00 am

 

Monday, February 18, 2019, Marston Science Library Room 136 

      Part 1: 1:00 pm-2:00 pm

      Part 2: 2:00 pm-3:00 pm

 

Register for Part 1 and Part 2 separately. February 12 and 18 sessions cover the same material.

Presenters: Bonnie Smith and Valrie Minson

 

Faculty Evaluations

Performance evaluations are important tools in recording our accomplishments each year and in providing written feedback on job performance, scholarship and service. Faculty are expected to provide comprehensive documentation on their efforts and goals and receive important feedback on their progress towards tenure (for non-tenured faculty) and promotion. This two-part training will not only give you the information you need to navigate the Libraries’ faculty performance evaluation process, but also give you an opportunity to reflect and consider your role within the workplace as it relates to communication and interactions with colleagues.

 

Part 1

Part 1 covers the faculty performance evaluation cycle timeline and documentation requirements; criteria by which faculty are evaluated; the role of annual assignments and goals; and information on the 5 tier evaluation levels. New faculty are especially encouraged to attend to better understand the Libraries evaluation process, expectations, and 5 tier evaluation levels.

 

Part 2

In part 2 we present information for supervisors writing the letter of evaluation; current trends and thoughts on the importance of how we receive feedback during the performance evaluation; each of our role in building strong teams; and tools to better understand ourselves in relation to others in the workplace. All faculty are encouraged to attend to strengthen communication across the Libraries and continue to invest in our vision for a strong Learning Organization.


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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Making Performance Reviews Easier - NEFLIN

Thursday, February 28, 2019, 10:00 AM–11:30 AM, Library West Room 419

 

Why is there so much stress at performance review time?  Wouldn’t you like to know ways to make the process easier?  

 

In this webinar, you will learn tips to organize your thoughts, write professionally, set clear expectations, share constructive feedback, and coach towards success.  You will leave knowing how to make this one of the best conversations you have with your staff, not one of your most dreaded.

 

Trainer: 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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Emotional Intelligence: Our Other Intelligence - NEFLIN

Friday, March 15, 2019, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM, Library West Room 419

 

Why, despite equal intellectual capacity, training, or experience, do some people excel while others with the same abilities don’t achieve the same level of success? 

Emotional intelligence is the fundamental factor. With better understanding of the connection between our cognitive and emotional intelligences, you can become more effective handling people and situations calmly and confidently. 

You will leave knowing how to harness the energy of emotion to achieve constructive outcomes. 


Trainer: 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.