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October 2017
10/2/2017
IR@UF – Hands-on Introduction to Loading and Editing Items
10/10/2017
Smathers Libraries Staff Competencies Training Matrix Live Demonstration
10/11/2017
Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC): Models for Change - ALA/ACRL / Part 2 of 3 - Essential Partners' Reflective Structured Dialogue Method 
10/11/2017
[ARL-ASSESS] SPEC Survey Webcast on Diversity and Inclusion
10/12/2017
Language minorities = 404 page not found - ACRL
10/12/2017
Access Innovations: Theory of Knowledge - Philosophies and Classification
10/12/2017
Access Innovations: How to Build a Taxonomy / Thesaurus / Ontology
10/13/2017
Access Innovations: How Search Works - What’s Behind the Curtain
10/13/2017
Access Innovations: What can I do with my Metadata?
10/16/2017
Access Innovations Thesaurus Master Training
10/17/2017

Access Innovations MAI Training

10/18/2017

Access Innovations XIS Training

10/18/2017
Introduction to Python and PyMARC, Session 1
10/25/2017
Introduction to Python and PyMARC, Session 2
10/26/2017
T&P Series: Mentoring Overview and Mentoring for Tenure
November 2017
11/15/2017
Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC): Models for Change - ALA/ACRL / Part 3 of 3 - National Issues Forums 
December 2017
12/7/2017
Handling Internet Trolls and Negative Feedback Online - NEFLIN

 


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IR@UF – Hands-on Introduction to Loading and Editing Items

Monday, October 2, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Marston Science Library Room 136

Presenter: Christy Shorey, Manager of UF Institutional Repository

 

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 overview 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, as well as how to come back and edit them.

 

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: 

  • Explain the benefits of loading items into the IR@UF
  • Load an item into the IR@UF using the self-submittal tool
  • Determine the best way to organize multiple related items
  • Edit items previously loaded into the IR@UF

Please note, this class includes a small amount of pre-work, which will be sent out the week prior to the training. Participants who complete the pre-work will benefit most from the course.

Registration: UF Libraries employees register through the Instruction and Training Database.
All other parties please register via email here.


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Smathers Staff Competencies Training Matrix Live Demonstration
Tuesday, October 10, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Marston Science Library Room 136

Presenters: Cynthia Digby and Bonnie Smith

 

The Smathers Libraries Staff Competencies Training Matrix is an online tool that matches the Libraries’ staff competencies with learning opportunities (formal, on-the-job training, manuals, instructor-led and e-learning in and outside the Libraries) for Library Assistant 1 – Library Associate 3 and parallel USPS positions. This tool also provides an interactive way of searching and viewing established competencies in certain core areas (families) such as Cataloging, Public Services, and Management. These competencies were written by a committee of TEAMS and USPS employees, and continue to be updated by departments periodically.

Join us for a live demonstration of the Staff Competencies Training Matrix. We will also talk about our plans for expansion into other competency families and how you can contribute.

Registration: UF Libraries employees register through the Instruction and Training Database.
All other parties please register via email here.


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Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC): Models for Change - ALA/ACRL

Part 2 of 3 - Essential Partners' Reflective Structured Dialogue Method
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM, Library West Room 419

 

The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) and the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) invite academic library professionals to attend a free learning series that teaches several dialogue facilitation approaches and helps librarians position themselves to foster conversation and lead change on their campuses and beyond. 

Attendees of this professional development training will learn to convene critical conversations with people with differing viewpoints; connect more meaningfully with library users and better meet their needs; and translate conversation into action. 

Individuals who view all three webinars, live or recorded, will be invited to attend the free, one-day pre-conference workshop at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver (Feb. 9 to 13, 2018).

Part 2 - Essential Partners' Reflective Structured Dialogue Method

In this 90-minute webinar — the second in a three-part series exploring dialogue and deliberation techniques useful for academic libraries — participants will:

  • Learn how Essential Partners' Reflective Structured Dialogue Method can help create the setting and circumstances needed to hold curious and constructive conversations.
  • Learn the pitfalls to avoid to prevent stalled or polarized conversations.
  • Explore how academic libraries can help bridge divides on campus and beyond and help participants learn about one another and the world.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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[ARL-ASSESS] SPEC Survey Webcast on Diversity and Inclusion
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM, Library West Room 429

 

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is offering this webcast to present findings from the Diversity and Inclusion survey (SPEC Kit 356), which explores how ARL member library diversity plans have changed since 2010. The survey gathered information about the following topics: current recruitment and retention strategies that aim to increase the number of minority librarians in research libraries, staff development programs that foster an inclusive workplace and climate, how diversity programs have changed, and how libraries assess these efforts. 

 

The webcast will review survey findings reported by ARL member libraries in May 2017. The survey authors will: 


  • provide a snapshot of diversity and inclusion activities undertaken by ARL member libraries; 
  • show a sample of exemplary programs, plans, and resources; and 
  • review recommendations and advice from respondents for the recruitment and retention of diverse employees.

 

The webcast will also include a discussion of promising trends and conclude with a question-and-answer session. Read the SPEC Kit 356 in advance and have your questions ready. 

 

Presenters: Toni Anaya, Instruction Coordinator, and Charlene Maxey-Harris, Research and Instructional Services Chair, at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Language minorities = 404 page not found - ACRL
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Marston Science Library Room 208

 

Laurie Bridges, Instruction and Outreach Librarian, will talk about the situation of linguistic diversity on the internet. The fact that most of the content is accessible in only the most frequently spoken languages in the world is obviously an obstacle for universal freedom of access to information but also for freedom of expression. Indeed, an opinion expressed in English has a far bigger audience and therefore more weight, than an opinion expressed in an infrequent native language. What is the situation regarding these issues today (facts and figures)? Are there projects going on around the world to address this issue? Did social media bring some progress since the 2000’s?

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Access Innovations Training
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - Smathers Library, Judaiaca Suite (2nd floor)

     9:00 AM - 11:00 PM - Theory of Knowledge - Philosophies and Classification

     1:30 PM - 4:30 PM - How to Build a Taxonomy / Thesaurus / Ontology

Friday, October 13, 2017 - Smathers Library Room 100

     9:00 AM - 11:00 PM - How Search Works - What’s Behind the Curtain

     1:30 AM - 4:30 PM - What can I do with my Metadata?

 

Margie Hlava, from Access Innovations, will be discussing topics related to our Access Innovations project to provide machine assisted metadata creation for the UFDC. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend.

 

You must register seperately for each of the four sessions.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Access Innovations Thesaurus Master Training
Monday, October 16, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Location: Marston Science Library Room 308 for the AM session. Library West Room 211 for the PM session.

 

Trainer: Win Hansen (Access Innovations)

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Access Innovations MAI Training
Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Location: Hub Room 221

 

Trainer: Win Hansen (Access Innovations)

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Access Innovations XISTraining
Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Location: Marston Science Library Room 308 for the AM session. Hub Room 221 for the PM session.

 

Trainer: Win Hansen (Access Innovations)

 

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 Python and PyMARC - ALCTS
Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Library West Room 212 - Session 1

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Library West Room 212 - Session 2

 

You must register seperately for each session.

 

This two-part webinar series will provide a detailed overview of how to use the Python programming language, and specifically the PyMARC library of code, to transform library metadata and make technical services workflows more efficient. Viewers will learn how to get started using Python, how to write a simple PyMARC script, and how Python and PyMARC can be used to automate workflows and metadata management. Session 1 will focus on an introduction to the Python programming language, a walkthrough of core functions and syntax in the PyMARC library, and provide 2-3 example use cases of how PyMARC and Python can be used in technical services.

 

By the end of the series, participants will:

 

-Understand the resources needed to install Python on a computer or workstation

-Understand the basic syntax of Python and PyMARC

-Understand how to run a Python script against a MARC record or set of MARC records and generate output

-Understand how Python and PyMARC can be applied to various technical services workflows

-Understand how to write a basic Python and PyMARC script

 

Who should attend?

Technical services and library systems / information technology staff; beginner programmers working in libraries or with library data; catalogers; metadata specialists; and institutional repository managers.

 

Presenter: Lauren Magnuson is Head of Collection Management and Technical Services at California State University San Marcos and Development Coordinator for the PALNI Library consortium.  Her interests include PHP, Python, analytics, data visualization, and open source technology in academic libraries. She is the author of several book chapters related to library information technology. Lauren has an MA in Information Science and an M.Ed in Educational Technology. She tweets occasionally from @lpmagnuson.

 

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: Mentoring Overview and Mentoring for Tenure
Thursday, October 26, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, Marston Science Library Room 136

Panelists: Stacey Ewing, Sarah Lewis, Val Minson, and Laura Spears

 

At this session, Bonnie Smith will first provide an overview of the mentoring program. Her discussion will focus on the following two areas: 

  • the Libraries’ current mentoring program process and documentation, with a brief history of mentoring in the Libraries
  • mentor/mentee best practices and tips for a rewarding relationship 

Providing tenure accruing faculty with a mentor is a requirement of the collective bargaining agreement and the University. The Libraries value and rely on mentors to provide tenure accruing faculty with sound advice and guidance through the tenure process. This session will provide an overview of the mentors’ role and expectations and differentiate this from the supervisor and Chair’s responsibilities. Mentoring pairs are encouraged to attend together when possible.

 

Next, panelists Stacey Ewing, Sarah Lewis, Val Minson, and Laura Spears will discuss how to be a good mentor from the mentor’s perspective and information about being a mentor, information about being a mentee from the mentee’s perspective, how to leverage the mentor relationship, how new librarians are assigned mentors, and how to develop a relationship with your mentor as a new librarian. The session will then open for questions.

 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC): Models for Change - ALA/ACRL

Part 3 of 3 - National Issues Forums
Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM, Library West Room 419

 

The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) and the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) invite academic library professionals to attend a free learning series that teaches several dialogue facilitation approaches and helps librarians position themselves to foster conversation and lead change on their campuses and beyond. 

Attendees of this professional development training will learn to convene critical conversations with people with differing viewpoints; connect more meaningfully with library users and better meet their needs; and translate conversation into action. 

Individuals who view all three webinars, live or recorded, will be invited to attend the free, one-day pre-conference workshop at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver (Feb. 9 to 13, 2018).

Part 3 - National Issues Forum

Topics TBD.

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Handling Internet Trolls and Negative Feedback Online - NEFLIN
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Library West Room 419

 

We all dread it: the negative comment. Whether it's on a blog post, in an email or on a social media channel, negative feedback can quickly demoralize us and leave us wondering how to handle it.

In this workshop, we'll examine the most common kinds of negative commentary and the best methods for handling each. We'll also learn what differentiates an online troll from other kinds of negative users and what to do if you encounter one.  Get ready to be a whole lot more prepared the next time one of those undesirable comments appears! 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Be able to list the most common kinds of negative feedback
  • Be aware of recommended methods for handling negative feedback
  • Know what differentiates a troll from other negative users and how to handle a troll

Virtual Trainer: Laura Solomon

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.