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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.

 

ITS Training Prefixes     ITS Competencies Families

 

August 2019
8/1/2019
8/5/2019
8/8/2019
8/13/2019
Grocery Store Tour - UF Wellness - will be rescheduled
8/15/2019
8/20/2019
8/20/2019
8/22/2019
Effort Reporting Overview: Faculty Assignment Reports and Effort Certification - will be rescheduled
8/28/2019
8/28/2019
Cataloging Non-English Materials - ALCTS
8/29/2019
8/29/2019
September 2019
9/10/2019
9/18/2019
October 2019
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Mindful Communication Six-week Program - UF Mindfulness

July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8, August 15

All classes are 9:00 AM-10:00 AM in Library West room 419

 

Multi-tasking, overloaded schedules, and high demands at the workplace often keep us incredibly busy and stressed. It seems paradoxical to meet both the demands and goals of our work and personal life. Being mindfulness not only avoids burnout and exhaustion, but also enhances well-being, health, and emotional resilience to stay centered to the tasks at hand. Mindfulness allows us to “stay in the green zone” and reduces stress through deliberately paying attention to what is happening around you and within you (in your body, heart, and mind) in the present moment.

 

Mindful communication is more than a mere exchange of objective information and running on auto pilot with our minds wandering off, and a chattering mind drifting into stories and judgement. Bringing presence to communication is a powerful mindfulness practice that allows to enhance relational awareness and embody experiences from a center of care and curiosity. Mindful communication allows to get down to what matters in both―you and others. In this short training program, we will explore mindful communication and various mindfulness practices. Individual, dyad, and small group exercises will allow ample opportunity to learn how to communicate mindfully.  

 

To enroll in this six-week special training program you commit to participate in all six sessions.  After completion of the program you will receive a certificate of attendance. Professional training opportunities enhance your skill set. Mindfulness training has shown to reduce stress, enhance well-being and health, and emotional resilience.

 

Training sessions:

  • The key to mindful presence: Awake body, tender heart, and open mind (list specific dates in parenthesis)
  • Deepening mindfulness: Listen to yourself (your internal and external words)
  • Deepening mindfulness: Listen to others
  • Come from curiosity and care
  • Becoming embodied and relational awareness
  • Skillful mindful communication

Presenter: Dr. Sabine Grunwald, Director of the UF Mindfulness Program.

 

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 in the Smathers Libraries

Monday, August 5, 2019, 10:00 AM– 11:30 AM, Library West Room 419

 

This training will guide employees through the OPS recruitment process, and will focus on student vs non-student OPS recruitment, the Federal Work Study award, how to advertise an OPS job opening, onboarding procedures, and OPS budgeting. This session will also discuss new or pending policy changes for the fall semester, and will introduce the new OPS Supervisor Group in Basecamp.

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

Presenter: Joseph Piazza, Libraries' Human Resources and OPS coordinator.


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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Grocery Store Tour – UF Wellness - will be rescheduled

Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM, Health Science Center Libraries C1-121 (BITS)

 

Bring the grocery store to your conference room! Learn what to look for from each aisle, compare products to become a food label pro, and get tips to find your “best fit” foods, those that taste good, are good for you, and that fit within your food budget.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Effort Reporting Overview: Faculty Assignment Reports and Effort Certification - will be rescheduled

Thursday, August 22, 2019, 1:00 PM–2:00 PM, Library West Room 419

 

Confused by the effort reporting process? Wondering why we do what we do?


All faculty members are required to submit a Faculty Assignment Report (FAR) and certify their effort every Fall, Spring, and Summer semester. This presentation will include an overview of the effort reporting process, a description of our roles and responsibilities, and an explanation of the form itself. Please bring any questions that you may have about effort reporting.

 

Presenter: Danielle Sessions, Libraries' Human Resources and Effort Coordinator

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Metadata at UF Libraries - Overview

Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM, Marston Science Library Room 136

 

What is it? How do we use it? How is it changing? Where are the Libraries going with it? What does it mean for me? Why should I care?

This series will contextualize metadata use in our day-to-day library activities. Beginning with an introduction to cataloging procedures, standards, and trends, we will move on to specific tools, project management, and other topics. We will discuss specific case uses within the Libraries. This series will wrap up with Machine Aided Indexing and our changing roles and responsibilities for the future of our libraries.

Join us for an overview of our metadata series.

 

Presenters:

Chelsea Dinsmore, Chair, Digital Support Services

Dave Van Kleek, Chair, Cataloging and Discovery Services

Xiaoli Ma, Metadata Librarian


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

All other parties please register via email here.


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T&P Series – Mid-Career Review

Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 12:00 PM–1:30 PM, Marston Science Library Room 136

 

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

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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How to Use Google Drive and Dropbox – Panhandle Library Access Network

Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM, Library West Room 212

 

This 30-minute webinar will be followed by a 30-minute facilitated discussion with Todd Digby, UF Library Technology Services.

 

Do you find yourself wishing you had cloud storage so you can easily share files with others, but you don’t have any money in the budget to pay for it? Or perhaps you joined a committee and they tell you “documents can be found in Google Drive.” Has someone provided you access to files in “Dropbox?”

 

Learn how to use these free cloud storage platforms so that you can access files someone else has shared or create your own drives so that you can share files with others.

 

Moderator: Todd Digby (digby@ufl.eduis Chair of the Library Technology Services department at George A. Smathers Libraries. Todd leads a service oriented department that researches, develops, optimizes and supports advanced library information systems and technology for the university. Prior to joining the University of Florida in 2016, Todd held administrative and faculty positions at the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and the University of South Dakota. Todd holds a MLIS from the University of Alberta.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Cataloging Non-English Materials – ALCTS

Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM, Library West Room 212

 

This webinar uses the non-English materials at Mississippi State University Libraries collections to illustrate the principles of cataloging materials in Non-English languages. Attention will be given to the various online tools available to translate these materials and where information may be obtained, the rules (both RDA and LC-PCC statements) guiding the description of these materials, and highlights cases where further research was needed.

 

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the webinar, the attendees should be able to

  • Utilize online tools for translation of non-English materials
  • Understand rules governing the cataloging of non-English materials
  • Understand needed research methods for cataloging non-English materials
  • Know which outside resources to use when “stuck” on a piece

 

Presenters:

Joy DuBose is Assistant Professor and Special Collections Cataloger at Mississippi State University.
Preston Salisbury is Assistant Professor and Monographic Cataloging Team Leader at Mississippi 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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Why Access Matters and how to facilitate accessible spaces - UF Disability Resource Center

Thursday, August 29, 2019, 10:00 AM–11:00 AM, Marston Science Library Room 136

 

In order to more effectively support students with disabilities and promote an inclusive environment at UF, it is important to understand what we mean when we talk about disability (i.e. the model of disability we use), and how the UF Libraries faculty and staff can practice inclusive strategies when working with students. 

In this workshop, participants will learn about the growing population of students with disabilities who work with the DRC, along with other trends. They will learn how to identify access barriers that students may face, and how to work with students to provide access. Finally, they will learn about academic accommodations in the educational environment and what accommodations may be helpful in library spaces.

Presenter: Beth Roland, M.A. C.A.G.S, is an Assistant Director/Learning Specialist in the Disability Resource Center at the University of Florida. She studied psychology as an undergraduate and school psychology for her masters and specialist degrees. She was a school psychologist at the high school level in Massachusetts for 6 years, before moving to Florida three years ago. She works on outreach and assessment efforts at the DRC, and strives to promote accessibility and inclusion at the institutional level at UF by forming collaborations and partnerships with departments across campus.

 

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 Cataloging

Thursday, August 29, 2019, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM, Marston Science Library Room 136

 

Ever wondered what goes into a catalog record, and why? How it aids user discovery? What the difference between a catalog record and metadata is? This workshop will address those questions and more, including introductions to bibliographic control, descriptive cataloging, standards/rules/guidelines, anatomy of a MARC record, Aleph and Mango, OCLC/WorldCat, cataloging within a state consortium of libraries, local cataloging workflows, and cataloging in a linked data/BIBFRAME environment.

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Presenter: Dave Van Kleek, Chair, Cataloging and Discovery Services

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Work Out, Work Better – UF Wellness

Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM, Marston Science Library Room 136

 

Sore neck, shoulders, back, or other muscles? Whether you sit or stand for most of the day, you probably suffer from a not-so-ergonomically-friendly work environment. Find out which muscles to strengthen, which muscles to stretch, and how to maintain a proper posture to help you work comfortably and work better.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Designing for Human Behavior - LLAMA

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 2:30 PM–4:00 PM, Smathers Library Conference Room

 

Creating contemporary library spaces that work with natural instincts and human behavior can sound intimidating. What are natural human behaviors? What do people seek out in spaces, and what makes them appealing to our senses? And how can we design our library spaces with these things in mind?

 

This webinar will provide a basic understanding of the natural human behaviors and instincts that drive our everyday lives, such as the desire to be in a secure environment and the need to have vision of your surroundings. You will learn how you can design your library space to promote comfort and security within the details – everything from the pitch of the seat and the ability to maintain your personal bubble, to the sightlines promoting comfort for our human instincts that trigger our internal fight or flight. Furniture that works well in library spaces has proven time and time again to put our instinctual fears at ease and allow us to spend those hours tucked away in the comfy chair reading a novel or at a computer completing a task. Now, it’s time to understand why this happens and how to better design our libraries with these things in mind.

 

Presenter: Joe S. Agati is a formally trained industrial designer. By observing what he calls “key user insights,” he has been able to develop products that positively impact people’s lives. In 2012, he joined Agati Furniture as Director of Design. Agati Furniture has a history as innovators in the public space furniture industry. Joe S. has lead Agati’s product development with new innovative products which directly result from observing people’s behavior in public spaces and identifying ways to improve their experience. He is a longtime active member of LLAMA's Buildings and Equipment Community of Practice.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Beyond the Stress Ball – UF Wellness

Tuesday,October 22, 2019, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM, ILF Conference Room

 

This powerful workshop offers practical tools for managing stress that go beyond traditional advice. You’ll learn how effective thinking, mindfulness, and relaxation techniques can lower your stress level and increase your quality of life.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.