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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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March 2019
3/1/2019
3/6/2019

Research Methodologies and Data Analysis - ALCTS

3/11/2019
3/12/2019
Emotional Intelligence: Our Other Intelligence - NEFLIN
3/12/2019

Ready OER Not, Here We Come? Intentionally Planning for Open, Sustainable, & Learning-Analytics-Ready Resources - ALA LIRT

3/13/2019
3/19/2019
3/26/2019
3/29/2019
April 2019
4/15/2019
4/18/2019
4/26/2019

T&P Series - Faculty Relations – Tenure, Permanent Status and Promotion Workshop for Library Faculty

May 2019
5/7/2019
5/30/2019

 


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Embedding in Canvas: Collaborating with faculty and supporting student research in the LMS

Friday, March 1, 2019, 10:00 AM–11:00 AM, Marston Science Library Room 308

 

In an effort to integrate librarians and library resources into Canvas, the campus’s learning management system (LMS), the Information Literacy Committee (ILC) identified and implemented two points of access: a Librarian role and a Library Research button in Canvas.

 

The Librarian role allows librarians to be embedded in a Canvas course and collaborate with faculty to support student research and learning. The Library Research button allows librarians to embed their LibGuides into Canvas course pages. These embedded guides can be subject guides for a specific discipline or course guides for specific courses or sections.

 

Learning Outcomes

After the training, participants will be able to:

  • Define the librarian role and describe how it can be used
  • Request a sandbox and practice using Canvas
  • Identify sources of assistance
  • Understand the Library Research button and describe how it can be used
  • Adjust the metadata of their LibGuides to link them to the Library Research button in Canvas courses
  • Use appropriate metadata in LibGuides to link with individual sections, entire courses, or departmental offerings

Presenters:

Lisa Campbell is the Instruction and Outreach Librarian at the University of Florida where she coordinates first-year instruction and Co-Chairs the Information Literacy Committee. In this role, she strives to create learning experiences that engage students and develop information literacy. Her current research interests include learner-centered library instruction and student engagement.

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.


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Research Methodologies and Data Analysis - ALCTS

Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM, Marston Science Library Room 308

 

This webinar will introduce several research methods relevant to librarians interested in conducting research, and how the question one wants to answer determines the method they should pursue. Attendees will learn about different methodologies with an emphasis on qualitative and quantitative approaches, options for data analysis procedures and programs, and how these might be applied to their work through examples from the professional literature. Key resources for learning more about identifying and applying appropriate research methods will be presented as well.

 

Learning Outcomes

As a result of this program, participants will be able to:

  • introduce the connection between research questions and research methodologies
  • describe the central research methodologies used by librarians, including quantitative and qualitative approaches
  • understand the importance of alignment between research question and research methodology

 

The series is geared toward librarians in technical services who want to do research but don't know where to start.

 

Presenter: Eamon Tewell is Head of Research Support and Outreach at Columbia University’s Science, Engineering, & Social Science Libraries. He received the 2016 Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research, and is co-editor of the recently published book “Reference Librarianship and Justice: History, Practice, & Praxis.” Eamon has published and presented on the topics of critical information literacy, library instruction, critical reference practice, and questioning narratives of grit and resilience in libraries.


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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Basics of 3D Printing for Library Staff

Monday, March 11, 2019, 10:00 AM–11:00 AM, Marston Science Library Room 308

 

Curious about how the Libraries’ 3D printing service works? Are there items that you would like to create and print? Come to this workshop and learn the fundamentals of 3D printing, including how to create or find a 3D model and submit it for printing.

 

Presenter: Sara Gonzalez is the Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Visualization Librarian and Associate Chair at the Marston Science Library at the University of Florida. Her research interests include emerging technologies in libraries, modeling and visualization of data, and scientific literacy instruction. She oversees the UF Libraries' 3D service and co-authored the book "3D Printing: A Practical Guide for Librarians" (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016).


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

All other parties please register via email here.


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An Introduction to TEI (Text Encoding Initiative)

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 2:00 PM–3:30 PM,Library West Room 211

 

TEI is a consortium that develops guidelines for encoding texts in order to make them available online for research and learning. TEI can act as a tool to preserve, disseminate, and teach texts of all kinds including manuscripts, inscriptions, and archival documents, and thus can play essential roles in many digital humanities projects and digitization efforts at libraries, museums, and universities. This workshop will provide the foundation necessary to begin a TEI project. Learners will have an opportunity to apply TEI guidelines using the XML editor Oxygen after being introduced to the basic concepts and guidelines of TEI. 

Objectives: 
- Identify what TEI is and what it can do 
- Identify TEI projects for library settings 
- Demonstrate basic functions of the XML editor Oxygen 
- Create an encoded document and apply TEI guidelines 

Although some computers with the Oxygen software will be available in the classroom, attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptops with the 30-day free trial of the Oxygen XML Editor already installed (see https://www.oxygenxml.com/xml_editor/download_oxygenxml_editor.html ).

 

Instructors: 
Megan M. Daly, Ph.D.
, is the Librarian of Classics, Philosophy, and Religion at the University of Florida. She acts as a collection developer and liaison for her three departments and also collaborates on a variety of creative projects throughout the library system, including grants, book exhibits, and digital humanities projects like TEI. She is particularly interested in creating better access to rare materials in her areas, fighting for intellectual freedom, and supporting underserved groups.

Robert Phillips, Ph.D., is the Elsevier IT projects lead at the University of Florida. He has a bachelor’s degree in experimental psychology from New College of Florida, a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology science from the University of Maryland and a J.D. from the University of Florida. A self-taught programmer, Dr. Phillips holds numerous patents for a variety of computer innovations. 


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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Ready OER Not, Here We Come? Intentionally Planning for Open, Sustainable, & Learning-Analytics-Ready Resources - ALA LIRT

Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM,Library West Room 212

 

So you’ve decided you want to create open educational resources (OER) to provide free and reduced cost materials to your students and faculty alike. Great! Are you sure it’s truly open? Can you collect any meaningful data to know if students are actually learning? Are those learning analytics prioritizing student privacy and safety? In this webinar, participants will take a look at some often-forgotten details that should be considered before any OER creation takes place, as well as explore methods for safely incorporating learning analytics so as to continuously improve OER effectiveness. Participants will hear from three institutions and their journeys to create OER with learning analytics, including valuable lessons learned along the way

Presenters: 
Cristina Colquhoun is the Instructional Designer for the Edmon Low Library at Oklahoma State University. She has experience as a teacher, curriculum specialist, trainer, and instructional designer, and holds a Master’s of Science in Educational Technology. She currently uses her skill set to design information literacy instruction and tutorials for undergraduate students, as well as provide training for library liaisons in effective teaching methodologies.

 

Steel Wagstaff is the Educational Client Manager at Pressbooks, a small Canadian startup which makes open source book publishing software. Before joining Pressbooks he worked at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for more than a decade, most recently as an instructional technology consultant in the College of Letters & Science, where he led efforts to collect learning analytics and provide visualizations for students and instructors derived from locally-authored open textbooks. He has a Ph.D. in English Literature and an MLIS, both from UW-Madison.

 

Bryan Ollendyke is the lead developer on a platform called ELMS: Learning network which has released millions of lines of code over the last decade in pursuit of better open source systems for education and the web. His latest project code named HAX is a game changer for Open Educational Resources by created a platform agnostic web editing experience to bring content creation to everyone regardless of technical level.

 

Kathy Essmiller is the Open Educational Resources Librarian at Oklahoma State University. Her background is in arts education, and she has classroom music teaching experience with PK-12 and in higher education. Kathy holds an M.M. from Kansas State University, an M.S. (educational technology) from Oklahoma State University, and is working toward a Ph.D. (educational technology) at Oklahoma State University. In her current appointment she advocates for and supports the use and development of Open Educational Resources on the campus of Oklahoma State University. Her research interests include equity and diversity issues in the Open movement, definitions of creativity in the arts and industry, and partnering effective instructional design with digital resources to provide quality, accessible educational opportunities. 


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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Health Information and Resources for Library Users - NEFLIN

Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 1:00 PM–3:00 PM, Marston Science Library Room 208

 

In this webinar, librarians from the University of Florida with expertise in consumer health and health literacy will provide training for library staff interested in sharing trustworthy health information with their communities.  The presenters will equip attendees to teach their users about health information resources, and to understand the challenges those with limited health literacy face in understanding health information.  

Webinar participants will learn:  

  • To find and use validated health information resources, such as MedlinePlus. 
  • To critically evaluate health information resources online, as well as how to teach their users to do so.
  • The impact of limited literacy on health care outcomes.
  • The signs of limited health literacy in a user, and strategies to provide resources and education for these users. 

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

 

The goal of this webinar is to improve the public’s access to reliable health information resources by empowering library staff to provide their users with the best evidence in health research, enabling them to make informed decisions about their health.


Trainers:

Margaret Ansell is the Nursing & Consumer Health Liaison Librarian at the University of Florida’s Health Science Center Libraries.  She works with the College of Nursing and clinical nursing staff at UF Health Shands Hospital, as well as with the College of Health and Human Performance’s Health Education and Behavior department. 

 

Susan Harnett is Medical Information Services Librarian at Borland Library, University of Florida in Jacksonville FL.  She is primary research support for clinical staff, faculty and physicians at UF Health Jacksonville, but maintains an interest in consumer health, health literacy and health education training.

 

Jane Morgan-Daniel is the Community Engagement and Health Literacy Librarian at the University of Florida’s Health Science Center Libraries. She is also the Liaison Librarian to Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Science, and the School of Physician Assistant Studies.


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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Bringing Social Justice Behind the Scenes: Transforming the Work of Technical Services - NASIG

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 1:00 PM–2:00 PM, Library West Room 419

 

Heidy Berthoud and Rachel Finn will discuss the ways in which values of social justice can be integrated into the day-to-day work of technical services. Frequently, social justice initiatives are thought of as activities belonging to outreach staff, or more public-facing staff; such initiatives exist alongside the daily work of librarianship rather than being fully integrated within it.  

Presenters:

Heidy Berthoud is the Head of Technical Services at Vassar College.

Rachel Finn is the Social Sciences Librarian at Vassar College.


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

Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 10:00 AM–11:30 AM, 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.


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T&P Series – Working with your Chair & Mentor - Roles and Responsibilities

Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM, Marston Science Library Room 136

 

The Tenure and Promotion Support Committee presents its 1st seminar in its support series: Working with your Chair & Mentor - Roles and Responsibilities.

 

Join our 3 panelist, Ann Lindell, Chair, Mary Edwards, Mentor, and Shamika Dalton, recent Mentee, in a discussion concerning these vital roles in the tenure and promotion process.  The discussion will be facilitated by Joe Aufmuth, who has also successfully mentored individuals through the tenure process.

 

When working toward tenure and promotion it is important for the Candidate, the Chair and the Mentor to understand their various roles in the T&P process. This 1-hour panel discussion is designed for both faculty and supervisors and will center around the following topics:

  • A review of the requirements of department chairs and mentors per the Memorandum of Agreement
  • Insights from an experienced chair in the tenure, promotion and mid-career processes
  • Observations from a T&P Committee perspective on the chair’s key role
  • Insights from a faculty member who recently went through the process
  • Insights from a current mentor into the their role through the process
  • Tips when selecting evaluators & the option of blind reviewers


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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Creating an Inclusive Workplace for Disabled Faculty and Professionals - ALISE

Friday, March 29, 2019, 12:00 PM–1:00 PM, Library West Room 419

 

While most attention to including people with disabilities in academia and professional settings has been focused on students and users, this webinar will explore potential routes to improving the hiring and retention of disabled faculty and professionals. It is designed with North American and Australian university and professional settings as the basis, but we hope that most issues and proposed solutions will resonate with international participants.

Using data from a recent content analysis of Australian LIS job ads (with Rebecca Muir and Asim Qayyum), Kim M. Thompson will introduce themes of diversity, including disability, found in the position descriptions, greeting LIS graduates as they apply for their first jobs or seek to advance their careers.

Paul T. Jaeger will follow with the discussion of the interviewing process for people with disabilities in academia and the profession, including the discussion of key challenges to including disability that remain insufficiently addressed in the field and the ways in which educators, administrators, and institutions can work together to confront these challenges.

To conclude, Keren Dali will examine some key policy statements affecting the inclusion and fair treatment of academics with disabilities in Canada and the United States, such as the language of policy; the duty to accommodate; the concepts of protected grounds and undue hardship; procedures for disclosing health-related information; conflict of interest; and the role of collective action (support, activism, silence, enabling) in changing institutional policies and perceptions of disability on campus.

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Using social media to recruit participants for research studies

Monday, April 15, 2019, 10:00 AM–11:00 AM, Marston Science Library Room 308

 

Are you interested in using social media to recruit participants to a research study? This presentation will review the new social media guidelines for research teams (available online here) and how you can use social media in your recruitment plans. Come prepared with your questions about using social media!

Presenter: Deaven Hough, Recruitment Specialist, CTSI, has been a part of the UF Health Communications team since spring 2017 and now serves as the Recruitment Specialist for the Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s Recruitment Center. With experience in marketing agencies and health communications research, Deaven marries her professional and academic background by creating comprehensive participant recruitment strategies for investigators.

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 - Faculty Relations – Tenure, Permanent Status and Promotion Workshop for Library Faculty

Friday, April 26, 2019, 2:00 PM–3:30 PM, Library West Room 211

 

This workshop will cover the preparation of Online Tenure and Promotion (OPT) packets and the University evaluation process for 2019-20. Faculty who will be submitting a packet this fall, members of this year’s T&P Committee, new hires, and other interested faculty who may be going through the OPT process in the near future are encouraged to attend.

Facilitator: Deanna Nelson, Faculty Relations Coordinator and University Promotion and Tenure Administrator.

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, 9:00 AM–10:00 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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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.