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Storage Facilities & Access to Government Information - ASERL

Thursday, February 12, 3:00 - 4:00 PM, Library West 419   NEW DATE!

 

This webinar will focus on the experiences of two of ASERL's Regional Federal Depository Libraries and how they have utilized different on-site and off-site storage facilities to improve access to government information.  Speakers include Hallie Pritchett, University of Georgia, Bill Sudduth, University of South Carolina, and Nelson Rivera, Manager, Library Annex, University of South Carolina.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.

 


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Library Data [R]evolution: Applying Linked Data Concepts - OCLC

Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 12:30 - 3:30 PM, LW 419

 

In recent years, libraries have made increasing explorations into applying linked data concepts to library metadata. Hear leaders from OCLC and the Library of Congress share insights into the evolving metadata landscape. Learn about two libraries' active pursuit of linked data projects using BIBFRAME and Schema.org standards, and see how linked data is changing workflows and consumption of library data. Later, join us for an OCLC update and in-depth discussion on the current and future directions of OCLC cataloging and metadata services.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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TEAMS and USPS Evaluations

Monday, February 16, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, MSL136

Thursday, February 19, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, ILF Conference Room

Friday, February 20, 9:30 - 11:30 AM, HSCL Collaboration Room

Tuesday, February 24, 10:00 - 12:00 PM, Library West Room 419

Wednesday, March 4, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, Marston Science Library Room 136  NEW Room Change

Monday, March 9, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, Library West Room 419  NEW

Presenters: Bonnie Smith and Joe Piazza

 

Annual performance evaluations present an opportunity to reflect and plan for the coming year. This session will provide an overview of the University’s performance management process, format and deadlines. In addition, you will learn some practical tips on promoting dialog and writing evaluations to make the annual review and goal setting more effective for both the employee and the unit. There will be ample time for questions and answers. This training is designed for all USPS and TEAMS employees, not just supervisors.

 

Video conferencing is available on request. Please email Joe Piazza (jpiazza@uflib.ufl.edu) if you will be attending a session via video conferencing.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Faculty Evaluations

Wednesday, February 18, 1:30 - 3:30 PM, Library West Room 419

Wednesday, February 25, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, MSL136

Thursday, March 5, 9:30 - 11:30 AM, HSCL Collaboration Room

Thursday, March 12, 12:00 - 2:00 PM, LIC Holland Hall Room 174  NEW (Lunch will be provided)

Presenters: Bonnie Smith

 

This workshop will cover the performance evaluation cycle and documentation requirements; review the criteria by which faculty are evaluated; discuss the role of annual assignments and goals; provide information on the 3 tier evaluation levels; and discuss the new 5 tier evaluation levels.1  All faculty are encouraged to attend.

 

1 For the 2014-2015 evaluation cycle supervisors will use the current evaluation levels (3 tier), but also provide separate feedback to faculty members on how they would have been assessed based on the new (5 tier) evaluation levels.

 

Video conferencing is available on request. Please email Joe Piazza (jpiazza@uflib.ufl.edu) if you will be attending a session via video conferencing.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Mapping the Brothers Grimm: Applying spatial technologies in the Digital Humanities to replicate the German Fairy-tale Route - DHLG

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 1:00 - 4:00 PM, MSL Room 308

Facilitator:  Joe Aufmuth

During this 3 hour seminar attendees will gain hands on experience working with ArcGIS spatial information software within the context of a Digital Humanities project. ESRI’s ArcGIS will be used to 1) assign location to digital objects (geo-referencing maps), 2) create new spatial data layers (points, lines, and polygons) based upon geo-referenced objects, 3) create new spatial data layers (points) from spreadsheet and text file data bases containing place names, or locations, or latitude and longitude, 4) join data base attribute description to spatial data, and lastly 5) perform spatial operations to analyze textual based location information.

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Writing and Updating Position Descriptions

Monday, March 9, 2015, 10:00 - 11:00 AM, Library West Room 419

Friday, March 13, 2015, 9:30 - 10:30 AM, ILF Conference Room

Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 10:30 - 11:30 AM, MSL Room 136

Facilitator: Bonnie Smith and Tina Litchfield

Were you ever asked to write or update a position description? Did you wonder what some of the categories on the template meant and felt unsure about your entries? Now is your chance to learn the ins and outs, tips and tricks, and UF expectations for writing clear and comprehensive staff position descriptions. This is a practical workshop where some background information will be given but where most of the time will be spent demystifying and improving your skills in writing position descriptions. You will go away with a lot of information and a useful toolkit you can use next time you are asked to write or update a position description.

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Authority Control: Are You Who We Say You Are? - NISO

Wednesday, February 11, 1:00 - 2:30 PM, Library West Room 419

 

In the world of authority control, it is a bit of an alphabet soup of acronyms. ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID), which is a system to uniquely identify scientific and other academic authors; ISNI (International Standard Name Identifier), which identifies the public identities of contributors to media content such as books, television programs, and newspaper articles; and VIAF (Virtual International Authority File) a system that combines multiple name authority files into a single authority service, hosted by OCLC, all have their place when discussing identifiers for authority control.

Identity issues and disambiguating authors, researchers, other content creators, and their institutional affiliations are crucial as we move into a world of linked data. In this webinar, presenters will cover the implications and differences between ORCID, ISNI, and VIAF, what is the proper use of each, and some of the benefits that come with using authority files and making that information available on the Web.

 

Topics and speakers are:

  • ORCID – Simeon Warner, Director of Repository Development, Cornell University Library
  • ISNI – Laura Dawson, Product Manager for Identifiers, Bowker
  • VIAF – Thomas Hickey, Chief Scientist, OCLC

 

 

 

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 IT Grover ticket system (for HSC Libraries Staff)

Thursday, January 29, 2:00 - 3:30 PM, HSCL C2-3

Monday, February 2, 9:30 - 11:00 AM, HSCL C2-3

Monday, February 2, 4:00 - 5:30 PM, HSCL C2-3 (Night Shift)

Thursday, February 5, 1:00 - 2:30 PM, HSCL C2-3

Facilitator: Amy Polk

 

This is a first-time overview of the Grover ticketing system being introduced to users at the HSCL for IT requests. Participants will learn when and how to submit a work request through Grover. This session will also cover the different types of Grover IT tickets, approvals, and the process for following-up with changes, questions and status updates. The objective of this training session is for HSCL employees to feel comfortable with and knowledgeable about how to use the IT Grover ticket system.

 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Smathers Libraries Staff Competencies Training Matrix

Tuesday, February 17, 10:30 – 11:30 AM, MSL 136

Thursday, March 5, 1:00 – 2:00 PM, LW 419

Presenters:  Bonnie Smith and Judith Roberts, Libraries Human Resources Office

 

The Smathers Libraries Staff Competencies Training Matrix, is an online tool that matches competencies with learning opportunities for Library Assistant 1 – Library Associate 3 and parallel USPS positions - https://www.uflib.ufl.edu/competencies/

 

In 2011 the Smathers Libraries completed the process of developing the Staff Core Competencies Index which includes competencies within various families (such as Public Services, Cataloging and Management) for most of our Library Assistant, Library Associate, and parallel USPS positions. The Competencies Index was then posted for use in the Libraries on the TEAMS and USPS Resources webpage at: http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/documents.

 

Library HR worked with chairs and department staff to identify and track how training is currently taking place relative to specific competencies.  

  • With IT’s assistance, and your input, the Competencies Training Matrix was developed, and assists in identifying learning opportunities (including formal, on-the-job training, manuals, and e-learning) in and outside the Libraries.
  • Now you can 1) easily access the Competencies Index and 2) identify training opportunities targeting specific competencies.

Join us to learn about this tool and how it can help you in developing and updating position descriptions, identifying learning opportunities and more!

 

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 and Mentor

Thursday, March 19, 12:30 – 2:00 PM, MSL 136

Presenters:  Brian Keith, Betsy Simpson, LeiLani Freund, Sara Gonzalez, & Ann Lindell

 

It is important for the candidate, the Chair and the Mentor to understand their various roles in the T&P process.


In this 1.5 hour workshop you can expect the following:

  • 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 into the important role of the mentor through the process
  • tips when selecting evaluators

 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Rethinking the Integrated Library System - EBSCO Webinar

Thursday, February 19, 1:30 – 2:30 PM, Library West Room 419

 

 

It is time for a reimagining of the Integrated Library System (ILS) so that it aligns with academic library missions and goals. How does the next-gen ILS integrate with discovery solutions to provide a more complete user experience? The ILS is evolving. The next-gen system is not only cloud-based, it also promises better workflows, greater efficiency, and better integration of physical, digital and electronic material.

 

Join Neil Block, Vice President of Discovery Innovation at EBSCO and former President of Innovative Interfaces Inc., for an insider’s look at next-gen ILS, discovery and the user experience. In this one-hour webinar, Neil will discuss:

  • How does discovery factor into the ILS consideration?
  • How is collaboration between ILS suppliers and discovery providers really working?
  • What does “next-gen ILS” really mean?
  • How is the landscape for the next-gen ILS shaping up, and what are the choices that libraries have today?
  • How does rethinking the ILS benefit users?
More about Neil
Neil Block serves as the Vice President of Discovery Innovation, Academic Libraries, for EBSCO Information Services, and is responsible for continuing to accelerate the success rate EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) has achieved in the academic library market. Prior to joining EBSCO, Neil spent 20+ years in the integrated library system marketplace, primarily at Innovative Interfaces Inc., where he served in senior executive roles, including President and prior to that Vice President, Worldwide Sales; and with Polaris Library Systems. Neil has a background in academic and special libraries and earned a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

 

 

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 - Annual Tenure and Promotion Overview and Dean's/Director's Expectations

Thursday, April 2, 9:00 – 10:30 AM, Library West Room 419 (TO BE RESCHEDULED)

Presenters: Judy Russell; Brian Keith; Michele Tennant

Special Guests: Claire Germain; Cecilia Botero

 

 

This T&P session will not only provide an overview of the process, critical dates and requirements for tenure and promotion but will also include a unique opportunity to ask questions and gain some understanding of the tenure and promotion expectations from the Dean’s perspective. Dean Russell will open the session by providing her perspective and expectations regarding the quality and content of the packets followed by an overview of the procedures presented by Human Resources and the Chair of the Smathers Libraries’ T&P Committee.

 

 

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 OpenRefine

Thursday, February 12, 12:00 – 1:30 PM, Library West Room 419

 

 

Need to clean up some messy data and don’t know where to start? Interested in learning more about tools to work with data?

 

Join the Texas Digital Humanities Consortium on Thursday, February 12th for a lunchtime (11-12:30pm CST) webcast “Introduction to OpenRefine”. In this short session, Jennifer Hecker of University of Texas Libraries and Liz Grumbach of Texas A&M’s Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media and Culture will illustrate why you would and show you how you can use OpenRefine, give a quick walk-through of some of its features, and arm you with some handy resources for your continued data manipulation explorations.

 

 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Providing Understanding and Resources for Patrons with Disabilities - SWFLN webinar

Friday, February 13, 10:00 – 11:00 AM, Library West Room 419

 

Many people with disabilities go from being surrounded by their teachers, peers and helpers regularly, to being by themselves more often and needing to learn strategies for independence. Creating an environment that focuses on understanding disabilities and leverages learning tools can help with education and in daily life. Learn some tips for understanding disabilities and aiding with independence as well as cool websites, tools, and apps that can help our diverse library patrons.

 

 

 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Library Learning Goes Online - ALA webinar

Thursday, February 12, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Library West Room 211

 

Online learning is changing the way schools work. From elementary to graduate school to continuing education—online tools are creating new horizons in distance learning and supplement in-person learning. But what does this mean for libraries? How can we enhance traditional library instruction with online tools? How do we create standards in the face of technology that is constantly changing?


Heather Moorefield-Lang, Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science at the University of South Carolina, will moderate our panel, which will also include:

  • Forrest C. Foster, Head of Access Services and the Information Commons at Winston-Salem State University
  • Rebecca Miller, Assistant Director of Learning Services at Virginia Tech
  • Lauren Pressley, Director for Learning Environments at Virginia Tech
  • Paul Signorelli, Writer, Trainer, Instructional Designer, Presenter, Social Media Strategist, and Consultant

 

 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Transforming MARCXML Records Using XSLT - ALA webinar

Wednesday, March 4, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Library West Room 419

 

Catalogers have become fluent in information technology such as web design skills, HyperText Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Stylesheets (CSS), eXensible Markup Language (XML), and programming languages. The knowledge gained from learning information technology can be used to experiment with methods of transforming one metadata schema into another using various software solutions. This webinar will focus on the use of eXtensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT) for repurposing, editing, and reformatting metadata.

 

 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Cartographic Resources Cataloging with RDA: An Introduction - ALA webinar

Wednesday, February 25, 2:30 – 4:00 PM, Library West Room 419

 

The flexibility of RDA: Resource Description and Access facilitates the cataloging of myriad unique types of library materials, including maps and cartographic resources. In this workshop, Susan Moore, a cataloger who teaches about the specific challenges of cataloging cartographic resources, will teach you the basics of creating a bibliographic record for a sheet map using RDA. Particular emphasis will be given to selecting a title, calculating scale, recording coordinates, measuring maps, and filling out the 336, 337, and 338 MARC fields. This workshop will give you a solid foundation in the cataloging skills needed to provide information in bibliographic records for cartographic resources using RDA.

After participating in this event, you will

Be able to correctly select the title of a map
Know how to determine the scale of a map and record it correctly
Be able to determine the coordinates of a map and record them correctly
Have a listing of the common 336, 337, and 338 data elements for maps

 

 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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From MARC to BIBFRAME: An Introduction

Wednesday, May 13, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Library West Room 419

 

This presentation provides an introduction to the Bibliographic Framework (BIBFRAME), a model used for expressing and connecting bibliographic data through the semantic web. Includes an overview of linked data, examples of MARC metadata expressed as BIBFRAME, and shows the possibilities of library linked data.

 

 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Serials Cataloging in RDA

Section 1: Tuesday and Thursday, March 17 and 19, 8:00 – 4:00 PM, ALF

Section 2: Tuesday and Friday, March 24 and 27, 8:00 – 4:00 PM, ALF

Presenter: Naomi Young

 

 

Those interested in attending must sign up for both days of a section.

 

This two-day workshop applies Resource Description and Access (RDA) principles to serials, databases, and other continuing resources. Topics include: Serials and Serial Cataloging; General Principles; Describing Manifestations; Describing Carriers and Content, Works and Expressions; Basics of RDA Relationships for Serials  Working with Copy: Finding Appropriate Records & Maintaining Records; When Do I Need a New Description? Intended audience is staff members who create or edit bibliographic records for continuing resources. This course will also be offered in smaller segments during the summer.   

 

 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Scott Weingart's Presentation on Technology/Tools for Data Visualization & Hands-on Workshop

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

 

Presentation on Technology/Tools for Data Visualization

9:00 – 10:15 AM, Smathers 100/ or Scott Nygren Scholars Studio (Library West 212)

 

Hands-on Workshop

2:45 – 4:30 PM, Library West 211

 

 

Scott Weingart, Digital Humanities Specialist at Carnegie Mellon University, will be presenting on network analysis and data processes on Wednesday, March 11.  

 

Workshop attendees should attend the morning presentation session first to be aware of the concepts and processes for the hands-on workshop in the afternoon.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify how network analysis can support research projects and questions
  • Assess and critiquing projects using network analysis
  • Gain familiarity with concepts and standards for network and data analysis
  • Identify and evaluate data for appropriateness for inclusion in data analysis

 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Prezi Training at the Libraries

Wednesday, April, 8, 2015, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Library West 211

Presenter: JoLaine Jones-Pokorney, UF IT Training

 

This 1.5 hour workshop introduces participants to Prezi, an online tool that can be used to create dynamic presentations. An education account is free for any person with an .edu email address. This workshop will get you set up with an education account and help you insert text, images and videos on your Prezi canvas. You will also learn best practices for creating a great Prezi!

 

 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Interprofessional Education: What It Is and How Librarians Can Partner - MLA Webinar

Wednesday, March, 4, 2015, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, HSCL Collaboration Room C2-41C

 

 

Interprofessional education (IPE) is all the buzz now as many health sciences programs require it for accreditation purposes, such as the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).  What exactly is IPE, and why has it become so important?  Hear from Rebecca Wilson, interprofessonal education director at the University of Utah (UU), what IPE is, what interprofessional practice (IPP) is, how IPP differs from IPE, why are both IPE and IPP so important, and what types of IPE can be offered to students. Jean P. Shipman, AHIP, FMLA, director of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at UU, will share how she as a librarian has worked closely with the UU IPE program, and how librarians can play important roles with IPE at their institutions.  Come prepared with your questions about IPE/IPP and share what you may have done in this important arena with others during the upcoming webinar.

 

 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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LID Series:  Utilizing Canvas, UF’s Learning Management System (LMS)

Monday, March 30, 2015, 1:30 – 3:30 PM, Library West, Room 211

 

Facilitators:  Chris Pinkoson and Kristina Macadangdang

UF Information Technology, Center for Instructional Technology and Training

 

Please mark your calendars to attend the final installment in the Library Instructional Design (LID) Workshop Series! 

 

Discover the key components of a Learning Management System (LMS).  See how you can incorporate UF’s centrally supported LMS, Canvas, into your classroom or course in ways that are convenient, engaging, and beneficial for you and your students. 

 

Learning Objectives

 

During the session, you will

  • Discuss what you perceive to be the definition and key components of a Learning Management System.
  • Outline current challenges instructors and students face when working with an LMS
  • Describe possible solutions to improve general LMS-user experiences
  • Highlight the benefits of using an LMS as a course supplement or hosting method for students and instructors.
  • Review the role an LMS can have in blended classrooms
  • Describe the basic components of a blended learning environment. 
  • Identify various ways in which a blended classroom can be structured.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Canvas interface
  • Use Canvas during the workshop

 

The Library Instructional Design (LID) Workshop Series provides opportunities to share best instructional design practices among library instructors and provides training in planning, designing, implementing, and evaluating instruction. The series consists of six interactive workshops. Sessions may include lectures, discussions, learning activities, demonstrations and showcases. Participants may receive reading and reflection activities prior to some workshops.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.