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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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Data-Driven Collection Development: The Approval Plan in Today’s Academic Library - ACRL

Thursday, May 2, 2019, 2:00 PM–3:30 PM, Library West Room 211

 

The value of an approval plan in today’s academic library has become a much-debated topic. While approval plans were initially designed to support the acquisition of print books, the amount of digital content, as well as the number of acquisition models, has grown exponentially over the past two decades. As collection development technologies have evolved, the approval plan has evolved with them, supporting not only print book acquisitions, but also e-book acquisitions, notifications of newly published books, DDA pools, and more. How do approval plans support digital content acquisition, and what are the true values of an approval plan in today’s library? 

Join this webinar to learn about the different facets of an approval plan, and how they are more important than ever in today’s complex acquisition environment. Hear from Simona G. Tabacaru, Collection Development Librarian at Texas A&M University Libraries and Christine Fischer, Head of Technical Services at UNC Greensboro University Libraries, in a discussion with Ashley Bailey, Director of Collection Development and Workflow Solutions at GOBI Library Solutions.

Presenters: 
Simona G. Tabacaru, Collection Development LibrarianTexas A&M University Libraries
Christine Fischer, Head of Technical Services, UNC Greensboro University Libraries
Ashley Bailey, Director of Collection Development and Workflow Solutions, GOBI Library Solutions

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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The Trans, the Cis, and the Non-Conforming: Understanding the Gender Spectrum

Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 10:00 AM–11:00 AM, Marston Science Library Room 136

 

This presentation provides a basic knowledge of transgender-related concepts to non-transgender persons, a.k.a. cisgender. It seeks to promote better understanding and a safe and non-judgmental environment in our workplaces, classrooms, and neighborhoods. It starts with the basic “sex vs. gender” definition and then explores concepts such as: gender-nonconformity, non-binary persons, gender queer, preferred pronouns, coming out, transitions, psychological fallout, hormonal therapy, challenges for trans persons, cisgender privileges, “do’s and don’ts” of dealing with transgender persons, and how to become an ally. These and other topics are discussed from a “beginner’s” perspective, as this is not meant to be an advanced course on transgender issues.

 

Presenter: Carolina (Carrie) Cotten is a Hispanic trans woman living in Gainesville, FL since 1999 who currently works for UF as an Administrative Specialist. She has an MBA from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and a BBA from the University of Puerto Rico. Her professional background is in accounting, finance, and administration.

 

Carrie has teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels in Finance and Marketing, and has worked at spiritual retreats that applied the Transactional Analysis (TA) psychological model.

 

She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of PFLAG-Gainesville, a member of Phi Epsilon Mu transgender support group in Orlando, FL, and the Pride Community Center of North Central Florida. She is involved with different support groups for trans individuals in Gainesville as well as participating in Gainesville’s annual “Transgender Day of Remembrance” event.

 

As an activist, Carrie was involved with “Equality is Gainesville’s Business,” the group that campaigned against and eventually defeated in 2009 the proposed amendment to the city’s Code of Ordinances that would have eliminated existing protections from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

 

Carrie’s main interests include ongoing research in gender identity and gender expression as well as women’s issues. At the same time, her greatest motivation is outreach and education regarding all things transgender to encourage a positive awareness and better understanding of trans people in our community and the acceptance of them as part of society.

 

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

Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM, Marston Science Library Room 136

 

Lt. Jacob Pruitt 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.

 

Registration is through UF’s training website: https://mytraining-ufshands.sumtotal.host/core/pillarRedirect?relyingParty=LM&url=app%2Fmanagement%2FLMS_ActDetails.aspx%3FActivityId%3D44625%26UserMode%3D0.


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Disaster and Emergency Preparedness

Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 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, Associate Director, Facilities Operations

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Getting a Handle on the New RDA Toolkit - ALA

Friday, May 10, 2019, 12:00 PM–1:30 PM, Library West Room 419

 

On April 30, there will be a major update to the RDA Toolkit BETA site that will include a stabilized version of the English text as well as added and improved functionality to the BETA site. Join us on Friday, May 10th for a free 90-minute webinar that will review the impact of the April 30th update. You'll learn about the new entities and concepts that have emerged from the IFLA Library Reference Model and the restructuring of the RDA standard. You'll also be provided with a demo of the new BETA site's functionality and features. Information on further orientation and training events to be held later this year will be provided as well.

 

This 60-minute webinar will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A moderated by David Van Kleeck, Chair, Cataloging and Discovery Services.

 

Presenters include

Kathy Glennan, Chair of RDA Steering Committee

James Hennelly, Director of RDA Toolkit


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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Fighting Hate, Teaching Tolerance, Seeking Justice

Monday, May 13, 2019, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM, Smathers Library Room 100

 

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) works to combat hate movements in the United States. In this talk, SPLC Outreach Manager Kate Chance, will provide an overview of the historical and current status of hate movements in the US, especially here in Florida. She will discuss the efforts to combat these movements by fighting hate, teaching tolerance and seeking justice.  

Presenter: Kate Chance is the Outreach Manager for the Southern Poverty Law Center. Kate manages the Civil Rights Memorial Center in Montgomery, Alabama, an interpretive center designed to provide visitors to the Civil Rights Memorial with a deeper understanding of the civil rights movement. She also manages the SPLC on Campus program, which provides resources and support for emerging student activists on campuses across the country. 

Kate obtained her Master’s degree from the University of Oxford in the Study of Religion, with concentrations in Islam and Hinduism. Prior to her time with SPLC, Kate worked as the Community Engagement Manager at Islamic Networks Group, developing their local and national interfaith programs, as well as for the University of Florida’s Center for Global Islamic Studies and Center for the Study of Hindu Traditions, helping to coordinate conferences and events and creating interfaith initiatives in the Gainesville, Florida area. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Flagler College, with degrees in Psychology, Philosophy and Religion.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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New Features in Tech-Talk Demo - postponed

Monday, May 13, 2019, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM, Library West Room 211

 

Join us for a 30-60 minute live, interactive, online demonstration of how you, as academic librarians and library staff, can use the Tech-Talk Database to your personal advantage - and in support of the people you serve. You'll see many new and creative features for engaging with this content. You'll discover ideas for such things as solving frustrating problems, secrets for making work easier and finding material to use for developing courses. There will be an open Q&A session so that we can make sure you get exactly what you need to help you in your job.  And if that isn't enough, you'll discover the "Ask a Question" feature you can use at any time.

Links to Learn More:
www.Tech-Talk.com
https://www.tech-talk.com/member-login (User: neflin; pass: neflin)

Presenters: Linda Keefe, Publisher, and Deborah Davis, VP Operations

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Overview of 2018 Ihaka S+R Faculty Survey Findings - ASERL

Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM, Library West Room 429

 

Since 2000, the Ithaka S+R Faculty Survey has tracked the attitudes and behaviors of US faculty members to provide regularly updated snapshots on key issues and trend analysis of changes across survey cycles. In the 2018 survey cycle, Ithaka S+R continued its coverage of faculty research workflows, teaching practices, and perceptions of the role of the library, while also expanding on coverage of new issues including learning analytics, open educational resources, and evolving scholarly communication models. In this webinar, Christine Wolff-Eisenberg and Melissa Blankstein will describe key findings from the 2018 study and discuss how the findings can be used to help support the research, scholarly communications, and teaching needs of faculty.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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KIC Bookeye Scanner Training/Demo

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

12:00 PM-12:45 PM, HSCL 2nd floor KIC scanner

1:00 PM-1:45 PM, Library West 3rd floor KIC scanner

3:00 PM-3:45 PM, Marston Science Library 2nd floor KIC scanner

 

What: KIC Bookeye Scanner Training/Demo

 

Who: Ian Minnerly, Senior Service Engineer for Image Access/DLSG

 

Notes:

  • More information about the KIC Bookeye Scanner: https://www.dlsg.com/kic
  • More information about the KIC Study System: https://www.dlsg.com/study

 

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 3: Service

Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM, Marston Science Library Room 308

 

Service to the Library, the University, the State and the Profession is one of three criteria that form the foundation to any determination regarding a librarian’s qualifications for tenure and promotion. In this session you can expect to gain insight into how to build a service portfolio under both iterations of the criterion, with an emphasis on the difference between a strong record of service and one of distinction. You will also learn about working on and balancing committee work, both within the libraries and in the profession, and how to evaluate & select committees that are relevant. The format will be a short panel discussion with time for Q&A. Please bring questions and examples from your draft packet.

 

Panelists: Ann Lindell, Val Minson, Dan Reboussin, Melody Royster, 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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Digital Preservation

Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 10:00 AM–11:30 AM, Library West Room 212

 

This workshop is an introduction to Digitization and Digital Preservation best practices at the University of Florida Digital Collections. This presentation provides basic definitions and descriptions of the workflows and guidelines followed for digitization at the Digital Support Services unit of the UF George A. Smathers Libraries and evaluates the levels of preservation that are accomplished for our digital legacy. As one of the largest digital production units and digital legacy managers dealing with historical and cultural heritage material in the United States, DSS and UFDC face a wide range of unique threats to their digital holdings. Bit-rot, migration, federal guidelines for imaging, preservation formats, SobekCM, and levels of digital preservation are some of the concepts that will be discussed in this learning session.

 

Presenter: Paula de la Cruz-Fernandez is Project Manager at Digital Support Services of the University of Florida Libraries. She coordinates the digitization of the Isabel Briggs Myers Papers collection, which includes Isabel Briggs Myers personal papers and historical material about her career as the creator of the MBTI and co-founder of the Center for the Application of Psychological Type, Inc. De la Cruz-Fernandez holds a Ph.D. in History with a specialization in gender and business history. Her particular interest in cultural and digital heritage management and the question of how and why sources make it to the archive and where are these sources traveling in the digital age took her to get certified in Digital Preservation by the University of London.

 

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 – T&P Overview and Dean/Director Expectations

Thursday, May 23, 2019, 12:00 PM–1:30 PM, Library West Room 212

 

This T&P session will not only provide an overview of the tenure and promotion process—including critical dates and requirements--but will also include a unique opportunity to ask questions and gain some understanding of the tenure and promotion expectations from the Dean/Director perspective. The session will open with a comprehensive review of the tenure and promotion procedures, timeline, and any changes to the Guidelines. Dean RussellAssociate Dean/Fackler Director Rethlefsen, and Associate Dean O’Connell will then highlight their perspectives and expectations regarding the quality and content of the packets, with the current Chair of the Tenure and Promotion Committee on hand to answer questions regarding tenure and promotion.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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The Library Marketing Portfolio – NEFLIN

Thursday, May 30, 2019, 1:00 PM–3:30 PM, Library West Room 419

 

Assessing Current and Future Programs, Services, Staffing, and Collection Development

 

While gathering data and opinions for a strategic plan, marketing campaign, or management decisions regarding budgets and expenditures, what can you do when the data is filled with contradictions? What if your stakeholders have strong, conflicting opinions about what they love about your library? What they want you to add to your menu? What do you need to do to serve existing and attract new library customers?

And how will conflicting opinions impact your decisions about how resources are allocated for programs, services, staffing, technology, and acquisitions?

The portfolio model organizes informal and formal research into traditional, current, and visionary groupings. This approach provides a more flexible picture: identifying the benefits of each category as they apply to different library audiences.

Topics include reviewing basic market research methods, learning a commonsense, three-part model for organizing input, identifying your library’s current ratios, deciding what needs to change, and innovating without having to throw out the tried and true.

Virtual 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.


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

All other parties please register via email here.


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ACRL GLSDG: Looking to the Current and Future of Global Librarianship

Monday, June 3, 2019, 12:00 PM–1:00 PM, Library West Room 419

 

Join us in a discussion about serving our library users in a global setting. This will be an opportunity to discuss challenges and opportunities you are facing, and give your perspectives on what the most important developments are in this field. 


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

All other parties please register via email here.


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UF Wellness Series

 

Beyond the Stress Ball

Tuesday, June 4, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM, Library West Room 419

 

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.

 

Deskercise

Thursday, July 18, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM, Architecture & Fine Arts Library conference room

 

Feeling tied to your desk lately? You’re not alone. Many American workers have a desk job and are sedentary six to eight hours a day. In this presentation you will learn fun and easy ways to build activity into your workday– often without even leaving your desk!

 

Grocery Store Tour

Wednesday, August 13, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Health Science Center Libraries Room 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.

 

Work Out, Work Better

Tuesday, September 10, 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.

 

Boost: Transform Your Energy

Wednesday, October 9, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM, Education Library conference room

 

Energy is a precious resource. When you don’t take time to rest and renew at work, you deplete your energy reserves. This leaves you with little to no energy to devote to the things outside work that matter most. Learn how to work more efficiently, take a more effective work break and transform your energy.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Integrating Cultural Humility Into Practice - NNLM

Thursday, June 6, 2019, 3:00 PM–4:00 PM, Health Science Center Libraries C2-41A and Library West Room 419

 

In order to provide the best service possible and to stay true to the profession's code of ethics we must understand the influence that culture has on our ability to “work without prejudice” according to MLA Code of Ethics (2010) and “providing the highest level of service to all library users .......... equitable service policies; equitable access; and accurate, unbiased, and courteous responses to all requests” found in ALA Professional Ethics (2017). Cultural humility urges us to engage in critical, consistent self-reflection and critique with the understanding that being patron-centered is important to moving through an equitable profession. This webinar will provide an overview of cultural humility, the similarities and differences between cultural humility and cultural competency, understanding the importance of cultural humility in healthcare and health sciences librarianship, and how to adopt a cultural humility framework. 

 

Presenter: Twanna Hodge, MLIS is a graduate of the University of Washington Information School. She was the Diversity Resident Librarian at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and was the previous Information Literacy and Collection Development Librarian at the University of the Virgin Islands-St. Thomas. She is an Academic/Research Librarian, SUNY Upstate Medical University Health Sciences Library. She has presented about diversity in LIS education, implicit bias, and cultural humility. Twanna is a 2013 ALA Spectrum Scholar and 2018 ALA Emerging Leader. Pronouns are she/her/hers.


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 – Introduction to the UF Online Promotion and Tenure (OPT) System

Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 9:30 AM–10:30 AM, Library West Room 419

 

The Online Promotion and Tenure (OPT) system is the University’s workflow system used for its annual promotion and tenure process. This session is a hands-on introduction to accessing, opening, and using the system throughout the various steps in the tenure and promotion process. Ideal for those wanting a basic understanding of how the system works, and those beginning to use it in preparation for submitting their packet.

 

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

Monday, July 22, 2019, 12:00 PM–1:00 PM, Library West Room 212

 

Research and Responsibility Narratives play a crucial part in the Smathers Libraries tenure and promotion process. Narratives let you “make your case” in your own words, and those words matter. Our panel will address their experiences crafting their narratives for both tenure packets and mid-career reviews. An excellent opportunity for anyone heading towards a mid-career review or T&P.

 

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.