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July 2018
7/11/2018
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7/12/2018
7/17/2018
7/18/2018

Librarians Improve Science—Impacting Research Quality through Transparency and Reproducibility

7/19/2018
7/19/2018
7/23/2018

Response to the Active Shooter

7/23/2018

Disaster and Emergency Preparedness

7/24/2018
7/25/2018
7/26/2018
August 2018
8/7/2018
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Digging into Assessment Data: Tips, Tricks, and Tools of the Trade - WebJunction

September 2018
9/12/2018
9/19/2018


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Framing Information Literacy: Teaching Grounded in Theory, Pedagogy, and Practice - ACRL
Webcast Series

Many librarians struggle with the best methods, activities, and practices for teaching information literacy. Developing learning outcomes and activities, overcoming student and faculty apathy toward information literacy instruction, and meeting instruction and institutional goals can be difficult if you’re feeling overwhelmed with instructional jargon, or uncertain in your teaching due to no formal training. The Framing Information Literacy webcast series shares lesson plans grounded in theory and the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. This six-part webcast series provides approachable explanations of the ACRL Frames, various learning theory, pedagogy, and instructional strategies, and how they are used to inform the development of information literacy lesson plans and learning activities.

Learning Outcomes
This six-part Framing Information Literacy webcast series aims to:

  • address the teaching anxiety and insecurity librarians often experience by providing insight into the work involved in developing a polished lesson plan;
  • begin filling the teaching and learning knowledge gap for librarians in the context of information literacy;
  • explore how teacher-librarians use the ACRL Framework in conjunction with educational theory and pedagogy to help attendees form their own approaches to teaching information literacy

Each 60-minute webinar will be followed by a 30-minute facilitated discussion with Lisa Campbell, Instruction and Outreach Librarian.

Moderator: Lisa Campbell

Webcast 1: Research as Inquiry: It Starts With a Problem

Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM, Library West Room 419

The webcast series kicks off with an examination of constructivist learning theory, two pedagogical approaches that employ it, and their connections to the frame Research as Inquiry. The presenters will discuss their lesson plans that empower students to work in groups to create a research plan using historical news media and determine a solution to a real-life public health problem.

Presenters: Maoria J. Kirker, Instruction and Assessment Coordinator, George Mason University; Janna Mattson Instructional and Social Sciences Librarian, George Mason University; Mary K. Oberlies Undergraduate Engagement Librarian and Assistant Librarian, University of Oregon

Webcast 2: Information Creation as a Process

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM, Library West Room 212 - Moved to LW 212

The presenters will discuss and explain a lesson plan developed to expand students’ view of scholarly outputs and the process of information creation. Based on constructivist learning theory, the lesson includes a group activity and class discussion where students analyze a diverse set of documents to determine the relationships between them and discuss their roles in the research and scholarly publication process. Adaptations of the lesson plan used in various disciplines will also be shared.

Presenters: Nicole Juve, Agricultural Sciences Librarian, North Dakota State University Libraries; Beth Twomey, Head of Research and Instruction, North Dakota State University Libraries

Webcast 3: Information Has Value - Postponed indefinitely by host

Thursday, July 12, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM, Library West Room 419

The presenters will discuss the design, implementation, and assessment of a scalable lesson plan that addresses concepts and skills within the Information Has Value frame. Though it was created for a science for non-majors biology class, we will show that the plan can be adapted within other disciplinary contexts.

Presenters: Nora Belzowski, Assistant Professor of Library Services/Science Librarian, Valparaiso University; Kristi Bugajski, Valparaiso University

Webcast 4: Searching for Strategic Exploration - Guiding Students on Their Research Quest

Thursday, July 19, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM, Library West Room 419

How do we motivate student researchers to go beyond Google? As librarians and composition teachers, we serve as guides for student writers on their research quests. To find a variety of articles, students need to search in a variety of places and prepare a variety of search terms. During this interactive webcast, the presenters will explore the frame Searching as Strategic Exploration.

Presenters: Laura Brady, Eberly Professor of Outstanding Teaching, West Virginia University; Kelly Diamond, Head of the Libraries’ Office of Curriculum and Instructional Support, West Virginia University

Webcast 5: Scholarship as Conversation

Thursday, July 26, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM, Library West Room 419

Scholarship IS a Conversation, and one our students can discover and join. This webcast features lesson plans in which students identify, reconstruct, and engage specific scholarly conversations. Learn to develop these lesson plans, adapt them to different student populations, and tailor them to reflect different pedagogies.

Presenters: Helen McManus, Policy, Government & International Affairs Librarian, George Mason University; Andrea Wright, Furman University

Webcast 6: Authority is Constructed and Contextual

Thursday, August 2, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM, Library West Room 419

Undergraduate students who are new to academic research may struggle to navigate an ocean of diverse sources. In particular, they may struggle to move beyond good/bad dualistic inclinations when choosing authoritative sources. In this webcast, participants will gain active learning strategies grounded in theories of constructivism and discovery learning in order to help students begin to engage with the idea that Authority is Constructed and Contextual.

Presenter: Maggie Epstein, Research and Instruction Librarian, St. Olaf College

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Leading from the Middle - NEFLIN
Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM, Library West Room 419

 

Leading from the middle provides a unique opportunity to exercise influence in all directions—up (to those heading the organization or to whom you report), across (among your peers), and down (to those you lead).  It is a challenging position when the formal authority to drive initiatives is not defined, but there is the expectation of “middle-up-down” leaders being able to build collaborative relationships.  Attend this session and leave with greater confidence in your leadership role.

 

Virtual Trainer: Claudia A. Monte, CAM Consulting Group                  

Claudia Mont 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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How to Use the IR@UF: Uploading Content & Rights Management
Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM, Library West Room 419

 

The Institutional Repository (IR@UF) is a library sponsored digital archive for the scholarly works generated at the University of Florida by faculty, staff and students. This workshop will introduce the types of materials housed in IR@UF and demonstrate the process for uploading content into the IR via the self-submittal tool. Further, this workshop will explain the use and application of the rights management statements incorporated into the IR@UF and the greater Digital Library Collections. At the end, participants will have the background knowledge to load their own items into the IR@UF, and provide support to patrons who are using the self-submittal tool.

Instructor: Christy Shorey, Manager of IR@UF and Theses & Dissertations Program

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Using Your Brain for a Change - Florida Library Webinars
Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM, Library West Room 419

 

Do you have habits that get in your way of getting what you want? Examples include negative thinking and self-talk, getting frustrated under pressure or just general stress. These all have one thing in common – they all start with a thought.

 

New research on brain functioning provides a solution for each of those challenges. This is not positive thinking, affirmations, or the law of attraction.

 

This is a science/evidence-based (peer reviewed) approach to intentionally re-wiring your brain to get it working for you, not against you – more often.

 

This webinar is for you if you want:

  • More self-confidence
  • Less negative self-talk
  • To experience a more positive outlook on life
  • Consistently take action towards your ideal life
  • Eliminate unwanted patterns
  • To procrastinate less
  • To spend less time thinking about the past
  • Consistently act in alignment with your values

 Participants will learn:

  • A step-by-step process for creating new brain pathways
  • Why we have an unhealthy focus on the past
  • A daily practice for changing unhelpful patterns

Presenter: Michael Healey works with businesses and organizations that understand the value of developing people as a foundation for continual improvement and capacity building. He has been developing and delivering 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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Librarians Improve Science—Impacting Research Quality through Transparency and Reproducibility - ACRL

Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Marston Science Library Room 308

 

Explore ways academic libraries and librarians can positively improve transparency and reproducibility at their institutions by educating and supporting researchers, students, and the broader communities they serve. Come and learn about available tools and initiatives that can help enhance the quality of science immediately, as well as longer term strategies for leading institutional change around reproducibility.

 

Melissa Rethlefsen and Ana Patricia Ayala are leading advocates in this sphere and will bring their passion to the session to ensure that you:

1. Gain familiarity with tools to enhance transparency

2. Understand how academic libraries can catalyze the conversation around reproducibility at their institutions

3. Become empowered to share these initiatives among your communities

 

Introducing the webinar will be JoVE's vice president of operations Dr. Justin Cherny. He will discuss how the JoVE Video Journal was created to address the frustration of scientists trying to repeat experiments — with only inadequate text articles to guide them.

 

Speaker(s):

Ana Patricia Ayala, MIst, AHIP

Research Services Librarian

Gerstein Science Information Centre, University of Toronto

 

Melissa L. Rethlefsen, MSLS, AHIP

Associate Dean

George A. Smathers Libraries and Fackler Director of the Health Science Center Libraries

University of Florida in Gainesville

 

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 Creation

Thursday, July 19, 2018, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM, Library West Room 212

Our panel will address their experiences crafting their narratives for both tenure packets and mid-career reviews.

Panelists:

Suzan Alteri

David Schwieder

Laurie Taylor

 

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
Monday, July 23, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM, Marston Science Library Room 136

Captain Jeff Holcomb 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.

Presenter: Captain Jeff Holcomb

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Disaster and Emergency Preparedness
Monday, July 23, 2018, 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, Facilities

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 - Disability Resource Center
Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Library West Room 419

 

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.

This training is designed for all Library employees and will include ample time for questions.

Presenter: Beth Roland, M.A. C.A.G.S

Beth Roland 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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IR@UF - Hands-on Introduction and Refresher Course
Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM, Marston Science Library Room 308

 

UF’s Institutional Repository (IR@UF) is the digital collection dedicated to providing access and preservation for scholarly works generated by the UF community- including you! This hands-on training provides an over-view of the IR@UF and takes you through the steps of loading your conference posters and papers, journal articles, book chapters, and other scholarly works into this ever-growing collection. A great refresher for those who may not have loaded items recently, or want to brush up on some of the bells and whistles available, and an excellent introduction for those who just want to learn more about the IR@UF. Participants will have 2 short pre-class tasks that we will then build on during the hands-on activities.

Instructor: Christy Shorey, Manager of IR@UF and Theses & Dissertations Program

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Delegating and Communicating Effectively - NEFLIN
Thursday, August 9, 2018, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM, Library West Room 419

 

Most people want to do the right work and do it well. 

The way we delegate and communicate has a direct effect on performance, relationships, and the development of others. Mixed messages, misunderstandings, incomplete or unclear information, all contribute to frustration and inefficient use of time, resources, and people.  Attend this session and leave knowing the skills necessary to achieve positive results.

Virtual Trainer: Claudia A. Monte, CAM Consulting Group                  

Claudia Mont 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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Digging into Assessment Data: Tips, Tricks, and Tools of the Trade - WebJunction

Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 3:00 PM-4:00 PM, Library West Room 419

 

You know what you want to know and how to ask the right questions. Now what? This session will delve into assessment tools and data collection methods—and how to choose the method that works best for you. You also will learn how to analyze your data and turn it into information your library can use. Don’t worry if using qualitative and quantitative data is new to you. You’ll gain the insight you need to use both with confidence. 

This webinar is the second in a three-part series bringing together research and practice from across library sectors, covering the ins and outs of creating, and implementing assessments that provide insightful, actionable data. 

 

Who should attend? 


Public, academic, or research library staff who: 

  • have never worked with data before, 
  • have some experience but need a refresher, or 
  • would like to learn how to best leverage assessment data to benefit their library.

Presented by Linda Hofschire, PhD, Director, Library Research Service, Colorado State Library; and moderated and co-presented by Lynn Silipigni Connaway, PhD, Senior Research Scientist and Director of User Research, OCLC Research.

 

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

Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM, Library West Room 419

 

This session will guide OPS supervisors through the OPS recruitment process, and will focus on the new non-student OPS classifications, Federal Work Study, the job requisition, and the onboarding of a new hire. 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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Using Surveys to Improve Your Library Workshop - ALA

Part 1 - Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 2:30 PM-4:30 PM, Library West Room 419

Part 2 - Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 2:30 PM-4:30 PM, Library West Room 419

 

Surveys are a great way to gather user feedback that you can analyze to help enhance your library’s services and increase patron satisfaction. In this two-part workshop, assessment expert Emily Daly provides you with the knowledge you need to employ effective surveys that gather crucial data. In the first session, you’ll be introduced to survey planning, piloting, and methods for selecting your sample populations. The second session will focus on survey design and implementation with an overview of a popular survey creation tool.

 

You’ll gain useful tips on how to implement surveys and the best strategies to write effective, actionable, and unbiased survey questions. You’ll walk away with practical skills that will help you gather useful data to make informed decisions for your library.

 

Each 90-minute webinar will be followed by a 30-minute discussion facilitated by Laura Spears, Assessment Librarian. 

 

Moderator: Laura Spears, Assessment Librarian
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Registration: UF Libraries employees register through the Instruction and Training Database.

All other parties please register via email here.