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Zoom! Conference Technology Training 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 9:00 AM-9:30 AM, Marston Science Library Room 308

Thursday, April 12, 2018, 2:00 PM-2:30 PM, Marston Science Library Room 308

 

Zoom! Conference technology training for Basic and Pro users. All Library Staff and Faculty are welcome.

 

Trainer: John Thrasher, IT

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Workflow and Project Management for Digitization - LYRASIS 
Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM, Library West Room 212

 

In this two-hour live online class, we will discuss the issues to consider and questions to ask in managing the digital workflow process. We will look at the planning, execution and evaluation of digital projects. Look at standards, identifying resources, budgets and high level workflow, and how to turn plans into action. We will also look at how quality control is incorporated into the workflow process and hold a brief discussion of collaboration and working with others, as well as, how to measure success. 

 

Learning Outcomes 

  • Define different types of Project Management 
  • Identify how students can establish an effective planning process 
  • Define measures of success

 

Presenter: Leigh Grinstead

Leigh Grinstead has more than 20 years of experience working in museums, overseeing collections and conducting collection inventories. During her nearly half decade with the Collaborative Digitization Program (CDP) Leigh's love of project management, grants work and administration has been well tested. She has extensive experience in digital projects. Her years working with museum collections gave her the drive to be a hands-on advocate for digitization, and her project management experience has allowed her to add discipline to the planning, budgeting, implementation and analysis stages of digitization projects. In addition, Leigh has been responsible for training many library and cultural heritage professionals in the use of digital technologies, including CONTENTdm. Leigh currently conducts in-person, as well as online courses. She has also managed National Endowment for Humanities and Institute for Museum and Library Services grants, including the Colorado Statewide Connecting to collections grant; and is consulting on three others. She is well versed in collaborative techniques and is an enthusiastic and highly skilled professional. LYRASIS is thrilled to have her on staff to support libraries, archives and others as they discover, share and experience the benefits of digitization.

 

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 – Writing Evaluative Letters

Thursday, May 3, 2018, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM, Marston Science Library Room 136

 

This series is designed for faculty supervisors, Chairs and Associate Chairs though all faculty are welcome to attend. Please sign up for each part separately.

 

Writing Evaluative Letters is a two-part training on writing evaluative letters that position faculty for tenure and promotion consideration including addressing typical early-career growth expectations. Both parts will include examples of situations and discussion about the specifics of different types of letters.

 

These facilitated sessions will help current and future faculty supervisors and chairs establish a community of practice to provide the right supervisory guidance at the right time during a faculty member’s tenure and/or promotion progression.

Evaluative Letters – Part 1

Thursday, May 3, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM, Marston Science Library Room 136

The first hour will include an introduction framing the supervisor’s role in writing annual evaluations for faculty. Through fictional examples and discussion, attendees will consider and develop ways to address growth and performance issues while positioning faculty members in movement toward tenure and/or promotion packet submission.

 

Evaluative Letters – Part 2

Thursday, May 3, 2018, 3:00 PM-4:00 PM, Marston Science Library Room 136

The second hour will focus on writing the chair’s evaluative letter to be included in the packet of a faculty member going up for tenure and/or promotion. The format will also be example-and-discussion based.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Libraries Budget Overview Training
Thursday, April 12, 2018, 9:00 AM-10:00 AM, Library West Room 419

 

Ever wondered where your budget comes from and how it is spent? Perhaps, you've even wondered why there are so many rules and regulations regarding the funding. This training session will give an overview of the Libraries Budget.

 

Presenter: Anne-Marie Hollingshead and Jeremiah Carlson, Fiscal Services


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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Creating Viral Content for Social Media - NEFLIN
Thursday, April 12, 2018, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, Library West Room 212

 

Creating a post on social media is easy, creating a post that engages users is another story. During this interactive webinar, we will explore how to make visual ads, mini-movies and other marketing content to help your posts go viral using free or mostly free resources on the net.

 

Following the 90-minute webinar, Sarah (Moxy) Moczygemba will lead a discussion about what you've learned and how you can implement the presenter's recommendations.

 

Virtual Trainer: Diana Silveira
Diana Silveira is the President of Novare Library Services, a company that focuses on web, mobile and infrastructure services for libraries. Previous to starting Novare Library Services, she was the Virtual Reference Manager for Florida’s Ask a Librarian Service and coordinator for Florida’s Statewide Delivery System.
She presents regularly on implementing technology, best practices and privacy issues online. She also works with libraries to deploy new technologies as well as develop new mobile and desktop websites
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Moderator: Sarah (Moxy) Moczygemba

 

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 – Academic Personnel – Tenure and Promotion Workshop
Friday, April 13, 2018, 8:30 AM-10:30 AM, Smathers Library Room 100

 

Dr. Kwolek-Folland and Janet Malphurs will provide an overview of the preparation of tenure and promotion packets and the University evaluation process. They will also talk about the Online Promotion and Tenure process. Those encouraged to attend this session include faculty who will be submitting packets this fall, members of this year’s Tenure and Promotion Committee, new faculty hires and other interested faculty. This session is specific to the Libraries, so bring your questions. 

Dr. Kwolek-Folland serves as secretary of the Academic Personnel Board. Janet Malphurs manages the Tenure and Promotion Process and works closely with Libraries’ HR Office to review all packets before they are submitted to the Academic Personnel Board.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Effort Reporting Faculty Assignment Report
Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 9:00 AM-10:00 AM, Library West Room 419

 

All faculty members are required to submit a Faculty Assignment Report (FAR) every fall, spring, and summer semester. The presentation will include an overview of the effort reporting process, the FAR categories, and ends with a brief tour of the Cost Analysis website. 

PresentersJoe Piazza and Danielle Sessions

 

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 Schema.org and JSON-LD - LITA
Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM, Library West Room 419

 

Web search engines such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo are integral to making information more discoverable on the open web. How can you expose data about your organization, its services, people, collections, and other information in a way that is meaningful to these search engines? This session will provide an introduction to both Schema.org and the JSON-LD data format. You’ll learn how to leverage Schema.org and semantic markup to achieve enhanced discovery of information on the open web. 

 

Topics include an in-depth look at the Schema.org vocabulary, a brief overview of semantic markup with a focus on JSON-LD, and use-cases of these technologies. By the end of the session, you will have an opportunity to apply these techniques through a structured exercise. The session will conclude with resources and guidance for next steps.


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 – What It Is and Why It Matters in Your Workplace – Tampa Bay Library Consortium 2-Part Webinar - Cancelled

Part 1 - Thursday, April 19, 2018, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM, Library West Room 419

Part 2 - Thursday, April 26, 2018, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM, Library West Room 419

 

Session 1
Emotional Intelligence – maybe you’ve heard the term, but what in the world does it mean? The short answer is simply being intelligent about emotions – yours and others’. The longer – and much more interesting – answer will fascinate you. Don’t miss this intriguing 2-part series!

 

In the first session of this 2-part series, we’ll discuss the idea of Emotional Intelligence and why interest in the field is increasing. We’ll delve into how our behavioral styles can affect our levels of emotional intelligence. We’ll also take a closer look at emotions:

  • What are emotions anyway?
  • Are we even aware of them when they happen?
  • Can we control them?

 

Then we will “look in the mirror” and begin to explore the first of the four elements of Emotional Intelligence.

 

Session 2
In the second session, we will investigate the other three elements of Emotional Intelligence – by probing how we deal with our own emotions and how our emotions affect our interactions with others. We’ll also discover the potential for improving our emotional intelligence, why that matters in the workplace, and why it might be challenging to do so.

 

Virtual Trainer: Linda Bruno

Linda has been developing and conducting training workshops for libraries and other organizations for more than fifteen years. She offers workshops on topics ranging from Leadership Skills to Emotional Intelligence – and lots of areas in between! Linda received her MBA from the University of Florida and has years of experience in hands-on management positions. She is also certified with DDI and Achieve Global. She develops her workshops based on solid research and – more importantly – real-life application.

 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Can the library do everything? The changing role of librarians and the library as a space of social inclusion. - IFLA
Friday, April 20, 2018, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM, Marston Science Library Room 308

 

The growth of political polarization throughout the world has prompted many librarians to reexamine various professional roles within the library and in relation to social justice and community engagement. This webinar will examine the changing role of the library and ways to engage and account for the needs of users from marginalized communities, as well as those who are veterans, transfers, and scholars from diverse backgrounds.

 

Presenters:

Kelly McElroy is the Student Engagement and Community Outreach Librarian at Oregon State University Libraries & Press.

Magali Sanchez works in Latinx/Spanish outreach services at the Newberg, Oregon Public Library.

Dr. Mei-Mei Wu is a Professor and the founding chair of the Graduate Institute of Library & Information Studies of National Taiwan Normal University.


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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Preserving Family Recipes - ALCTS
Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM, Library West Room 212

 

From Uncle’s barbecue sauce to Grandma’s cobbler, family recipes fill us with nostalgia and draw us closer to family – if they have been saved and if they actually work right, that is. So what can you do if a beloved recipe is sketchy, horribly outdated, impossible to read, or unwritten? How can you make sure those old handwritten recipes as well as heirloom photos and kitchen artifacts last for future generations? And did you ever stop to look at your recipes with a historian's eye, exploring what that family recipe may be telling you between the lines? Valerie J. Frey, author of Preserving Family Recipes: How to Save and Celebrate Your Food Traditions (UGA Press), will explore various aspects of your family's heirloom recipes.

 

Presenter: Valerie J. Frey

Sponsored by the Preservation Outreach Committee for Preservation Week


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

All other parties please register via email here.


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User-centered Assessment: Leveraging What You Know and Filling in the Gaps - WebJunction
Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 3:00 PM-4:00 PM, Library West Room 419

 

Whether you’re trying to decide how to allocate your library’s resources or make the best use of your space, formal assessment tools can guide your decision-making. This session will cover why formal assessments are more effective than anecdotal data, and will help you learn how to plan effective evaluations. You will learn how to use what you already know about your patrons, how to determine what information you still need, and how to formulate questions to get you there.

 

This webinar is the first 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.

Presenters: Kara Reuter, PhD, Digital Library Manager, Worthington Libraries (OH); 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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T&P Series – Chair and Mentor Roles throughout the T&P Process
Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 1:30 PM-3:00 PM, Marston Science Library Room 136

 

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 1.5-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 into the important role of the mentor through the process
  • Tips when selecting evaluators & the option of blind reviewers

Panel:

Brian Keith

Jana Ronan

Chelsea Dinsmore

Ann Lindell

Dan Reboussin


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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Dealing with Passive-Aggressive Behaviors at your Library - LibraryWorks 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM, AFA Conference Room

 

You probably know at least one person at your library that demonstrates passive-aggressive behavior. Maybe it’s a difficult co-worker or a regular patron. Maybe it’s your supervisor! This behavior can be confusing and maddening, but you can learn how to reframe and deal with this behavior to make your work life a little bit easier and less stressful.

 

This interactive webinar will walk through the “whys” “hows” and “what nows?” of passive-aggressive behavior.

 

Participants will learn:

  • How passive-aggressive behavior can be an adaptive trait and encouraged through systems at work, home or in broader society
  • Signs and examples of passive-aggressive behavior
  • Tips and techniques on how to reframe the behavior and deal with it appropriately at work and home
  • What boundaries are and how they affect our behavior
  • Role play examples to more effectively communicate

Presenter: Carrie Rogers-Whitehead is the CEO of Digital Respons-Ability, TEDx speaker, and college instructor. She teaches about communication through technology through her company’s work, but also regularly trains on communication and behavior as a consultant and in other venues. Carrie likes to look at the WHYs of communication and has learned through her experience as a teen librarian that the actual words in conversation can carry multiple meanings. Through her previous work as a librarian she regularly de-escalated conflict situations and dealt with passive-aggressive behavior from various sources. She believes that knowing how to communicate, and listen effectively, are some of the most important skills in librarianship and beyond.


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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Mango: Features and Functionality - Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM, Library West Room 212

 

Please join Cherie McCraw, Jay Wiese, and Chrissy Cogar for a webinar on Mango: Features and Functionality. The webinar will cover searching (basic, browse, advanced), options related to search results, using facets, My Account, UBorrow and ILL, full text integration, articles, link resolver, and statistics. They will use PowerPoint slides and will do live demos using college, university, and the statewide instances of Mango.

 

The webinar is directed toward all staff who want to learn more about using Mango.


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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Densho Digital Repository: Preserving Community Memory - ALCTS
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM, Library West Room 419

 

Densho is a grassroots organization with a mission to preserve the stories of the Japanese American experience during World War II and to educate, collaborate, and inspire action for equity. Densho has over 20 years of experience recording oral histories and digitizing the archival record of the Japanese American community. During this webinar we will discuss our origins as a community-based cultural heritage organization preserving the stories of those who lived through the World War II incarceration. We will also go over lessons learned, our commitment to access and usability, and how our strong relationships within the community have strengthened our organization and programs.

 

Learning Outcomes

  • An understanding of the unique characteristics of community archives and how they differ from other types of repositories
  • An awareness of the major decisions that should be taken into account when establishing a community archives
  • An understanding of the importance of working with the community and keeping an open mind to the ways in which their history should be preserved

 

This Preservation Week webinar is intended for library, archives, and museum professionals, as well as individuals working with or planning to build community or local history collections.

 

Presenters:

Geoff Froh is Densho’s Deputy Director. Though trained as a social scientist, Geoff has over two decades of experience developing technology and information management strategies for a variety of for-profit and non-profit ventures, ranging from small think-tanks and startups to the Department of State, the Adobe Corporation and his Holiness the Dalai Lama. Most recently, Geoff served as the Chief Information Officer of Health Alliance International, an NGO engaged in global health work. Born and raised in the Washington, DC metro area, Geoff has a BA in Asian Studies from the University of Virginia and an MS in Information Management from the University of Washington.

Sara Beckman is a Digitization Technician at Densho. She graduated from Indiana State University with a BS in History and from University of Washington with a Masters in Library and Information Science. She moved to the Seattle area in 2010 and loves her adopted home. Sara knew almost nothing about Japanese American incarceration upon joining Densho as an intern in 2015. Now she hopes to help spread awareness to the wider public with her work on the Densho Digital Repository.  Before joining the staff at Densho, she interned with several other digital archives, including Wabash Valley Visions and Voices, The Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library, The South Asian American Digital Archive, and The Early Seattle Theatre History Project.


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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Reading and Engaging with Existing Digital Humanities Projects - ACRL
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM, Library West Room 212

 

While there is a lot of attention given to creating digital humanities (DH) projects, it is equally important to be able to read and engage with DH projects that already exist. This webinar is intended for library personnel in all areas who want to help researchers explore and engage with projects that are relevant to their fields of interest.

 

We will focus on learning to see the critical arguments and research questions that are driving the projects, as well as understanding the choices that project creators are making with the materials they use. Seeing these aspects more clearly can help to build bridges between the projects themselves and other scholarly resources, and can help researchers who are new to the digital humanities better understand how they might incorporate DH projects into their research or into the classroom alongside other library resources. In the course of the webinar, we'll explore these aspects both in relation to big and small DH projects.

At the end of this webinar, attendees will be better equipped to introduce faculty and students to DH projects in the context of research and course support.

 

Speaker: Paige Morgan

Paige is the Digital Humanities and Scholarship Librarian at the University of Miami. Prior to joining UM, she held a CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Lewis and Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship at McMaster University. She holds a PhD in English and Textual Studies from the University of Washington. In the past ten years, Morgan has worked within the field of digital humanities in several capacities: as a researcher, instructor, data wrangler, and community/curriculum builder. She specializes in contexts where digital scholarship is a new endeavor for an institution, and there are few formal courses, training programs, or local experts available. Her research interests include eighteenth and nineteenth-century British poetry, social infrastructure for digital scholarship training, linked open data, and the different types of labor involved in digital scholarship and librarianship. You can find her writing at DH&Lib, Archive Journal, Romanticism, and forthcoming in College and Undergraduate Libraries.

 


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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Free Speech on Campuses Today – ACRL Leadership Discussion Group
Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 12:00 PM-1:30 PM, Library West Room 419

 

From UC Berkeley to Evergreen State College, free speech has taken new meanings and interpretations on campuses today across America. What are the implications of free speech, students' legal rights and campus administrations' responsibility? What role does social media play in free speech today as well? 

This webinar will feature three distinguished experts who will provide greater contexts, clarities, and perspectives from campus administration, legal scholarship and research. Academic librarians, educators and teaching faculty may benefit from learning more about this issue through this open discussion. All are welcome to attend!
A 30-minute discussion will follow the webinar.

 

Featured Speakers:

Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, UC Berkeley School of Law

Dr. Joan DelFattore, University of Delaware

Chancellor Howard Gillman, University of California, Irvine

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Critical Thinking About Sources: Lessons and Activities for First-Year Students - ACRL
Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM, Marston Science Library Room 136

 

Transitioning from high school to college can be challenging for students and for the educators and librarians who support those students. When students enter college, they encounter new ideas and new expectations for the type of work they will be able to do. And librarians in particular can play an important role in helping these students develop the skills and competencies they need to not only succeed in college, but also in whatever paths they take beyond college. One area that plays an outsized role in ensuring that students succeed in college and beyond is critical thinking. Critical thinking skills are at the heart of the information literacy programs that librarians offer, and librarians are, in turn, uniquely positioned to help new college students develop these vital critical thinking skills and become savvy consumers, producers, and distributors of information.

In this webcast, participants will learn strategies, techniques, and ideas for ways to help students develop their critical thinking skills, with a particular focus on helping students deal with different types of sources. Ensuring that students can not only identify different types of sources, from scholarly works to opinion pieces to sponsored content, but can also delve more deeply into how and why different types of sources are produced can be a way to empower students with the skills they need to find and use information for a variety of purposes. Studies show that teens in particular are susceptible to misinformation, and ensuring that new college students can recognize and comprehend different types of information can also be a way to help students grapple with content that might be misleading or disingenuous.

During the webcast, participants will first unpack some of the concepts, competencies, and ideas surrounding critical thinking skills more broadly and thinking critically about sources more specifically. Next, participants will explore a variety of critical thinking about sources activities and resources that they can incorporate into their teaching and their programs. Finally, participants will consider how critical thinking skills can benefit students and will examine some strategies for discussing these skills with partners and colleagues. This webcast will incorporate time for interactive discussion, online polls, reflection, brainstorming, and sharing ideas. Likewise, participants will leave with concrete strategies, materials, and talking points that they can use in their teaching and outreach efforts.

 

Featured Speakers:

Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, UC Berkeley School of Law

Dr. Joan DelFattore, University of Delaware

Chancellor Howard Gillman, University of California, Irvine

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Facility Awareness and Incident Preparedness
Thursday, May 3, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM, Library West Room 419

 

When we work in a library, we all have a common goal for our patrons and for our library staff…that we have created a safe space and place for all. And because of the rules, policies and procedures we have put into place, we assume that we will be safe. We even tell ourselves “Nothing serious has ever occurred in or around the area of our place of employment.”

 

Yet, we hear of an incident occurring in the most unexpected places, including public and academic libraries. Places that we at one time, we believed that our loves ones would be safe. In this interactive and informative webinar, we will look at how the basic knowledge of our facilities can give us an upper hand before and if an incident were to occur.

Attendees will learn what to be aware of in their facilities, including:

  • Location of fire extinguishers, First aid kits / AED
  • Emergency exits
  • Responding to emergency situation
  • General facility awareness
  • Understanding what is considered suspicious or not

 

Presenter: Ulises Sanchez

Ulises Sanchez has had an exciting & educational career history, starting with a 10 year career in the US Army as a transportation specialist. After the Army Ulises turned to retail & worked for nationally known health food store, as sale staff & moving up to manager. During this time Ulises learned about the importance of good customer service & how important it is to earn the trust & respect of patrons. Next stepping stone in Ulises career path was private security. Ulises is currently a VA license UNARMED security professional & first responder in gate community, where he started as an officer and now is the Director of Security & Emergency Response Coordinator.

As a security professional, Ulises has responded to incidents involving undermined medical problems to full cardiac arrest, he has also dealt with disruptive & suicidal person(s), structure fires, construction & vehicular accidents. In 2014 Ulises became a volunteer instructor in First aid, CPR & AED (Adult, child, infant) as well Basic Life Support for Health Care providers, for a nationally known organization. As Director of Security & Emergency Response Coordinator, Ulises understand the importance understanding where help is coming from, knowing what tools are available, where they are located & how to use them.

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Understanding Artificial Intelligence - Florida Library Webinars
Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM, Marston Science Library Room 308

 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is quickly moving from a science-fiction concept to reality where machines now have the capability to perform tasks commonly associated with humans. We are starting to see our society transformed because of AI, so having a better understanding of what it is and what it is capable of doing is essential. AI helps power Amazon’s Alexa personal assistant, Google’s Deep Dream neural network, various marketing initiatives, health applications, the aviation industry, and much more. 

 

In this webinar:
– Discover what Artificial Intelligence (AI) is and how it is becoming a “machine trait.”
– Gain an appreciation of AI pioneers like John McCarthy, Alan Turing, Marvin Minsky et al.
– Learn how AI works and explore some applications that could play a role in your library.
– Reflect on the future of AI and the implications for libraries and society in general


Presenter: Chad Mairn

Chad Mairn is a librarian, teacher, author, and self-described geek who frequently shares his enthusiasm for ‘all-things technology’ as a speaker at library and technology conferences. He is an Information Services Librarian, Assistant Professor, and manages the Innovation Lab at St. Petersburg College. In October 2015, the Innovation Lab received a $7,500 Curiosity Creates grant from the Walt Disney Company in collaboration with ALA’s Association for Library Service to Children to expand their successful Maker Boot Camp series that helps “promote exploration and discovery for children ages 6 to 14.” Imagination and originality, flexibility, decision-making, communication and self-expression, collaboration, and motivation are the critical components of creativity that the Maker Boot Camp has integrated into their curriculum (https://youtu.be/kO3_NRWHZ9E).

 

While an undergraduate studying Humanities at the University of South Florida (USF), Chad was awarded a Library of Congress Fellowship archiving Leonard Bernstein’s personal papers. During his Library and Information Science (LIS) graduate work, also at USF, Chad became a technology liaison between the Bill Gates Learning Foundation and Florida public libraries.

 

Much of Chad’s recent interests have focused around mobile and emerging technologies. Chad has written a couple of book chapters and numerous articles on library technologies. Chad also plays drums in two bands, Fowler’s Bluff and Low Season, and he also organizes Pinellas Comic and Maker Con, which is held each year at the St. Petersburg College Seminole Campus.

 

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 Deliver Great Library Customer Service Workshop - ALA Publishing
Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 2:30 PM-4:00 PM, Library West Room 419

 

Drawing on 20 years’ experience as a trainer and coach, Laurie Brown shows you how to create a welcoming, friendly experience for patrons, students, and other library users. Satisfied customers mean good vibes, and happy library users are part of a strong library. In addition to learning how to fulfill the expectations of the people who use your library, you will also get pointers on listening and communications skills to help your conversations with angry, chatty, or overly demanding patrons as gracefully as possible. 

Presenter: Laurie Brown

Known as an engaging and fun presenter, Laurie Brown has more than 20 years’ experience as a trainer, coach and speaker. In addition to customer service, she speaks on developing effective communication skills. She was a facilitator in the Public Library Association’s Turning the Page 2.0 advocacy training. Brown has worked with culturally diverse audiences at all organizational levels, and her clients have included Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and small family-owned businesses.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Holistic Digital Strategies for Libraries - Florida Library Webinars
Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM, Library West Room 419

 

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that big data, digital contact, and strong web platforms were some of the key tactics to winning the last three presidential elections. In fact, by using more modern community organizing platforms to understand our users and supporters coupled with a holistic strategy that creates paths for support, libraries can build effective audiences, reach non-users, and solicit for more donations and volunteers. 

 

In this interactive and informative program, we will debut some of the overall digital theory, best big data practices, and most effective digital tactics that are used by major cause related campaigns. We will also discuss many of the ways that even small and underfunded libraries can harness this power for themselves by understanding the underlying theory.

 

Following the 60-minute webinar, Sarah "Moxy" Moczygemba will lead a discussion related to the presentation.

Presenter: Patrick “PC” Sweeney

Patrick is co-author of “Winning Elections and Influencing Politicians for Library Funding.” He is the former Administrative Librarian of the Sunnyvale (CA) Public Library and Executive Director of EveryLibrary California, a statewide initiative to support library propositions. He currently works as the Political Director for EveryLibrary, the nation’s first and only national Political Action Committee for Libraries and is a lecturer on politics at the San Jose State University iSchool.  He is a 2015 Library Journal Mover and Shaker recipient for his advocacy work in California and across the country. He can be found online as PC Sweeney.

 

Moderator: Sarah "Moxy" Moczygemba

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & ALA: An Equitable Future for Libraries and the Profession - ALA

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 2:30 PM-3:30 PM, Marston Science Library Room 308

 

This webinar covers the work of ALA’s Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (TFEDI) and the subsequent group, the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Implementation Working Group (EDI-IWG), to nurture the values of equity, diversity, inclusion and social justice within the American Library Association (ALA). In 2016, TFEDI developed a plan and strategic actions to build more equity, diversity, and inclusion among ALA members, the field of librarianship, and our communities. As these recommendations shifted to the initial stewardship of EDI-IWG in 2016 to 2018, we continue the public and honest conversations that help keep these issues at the forefront. Working Group members LaJuan Pringle and Melissa Cardenas-Dow will present the recommendations in the context of the future of librarianship, the future of EDI work within ALA, and the future of information services to our communities within the United States. All library workers will benefit from learning how they can contribute to this important work. 

 

Participants will:

1. Become familiar with the recommendations of the EDI Task Force and Working Group

2. Learn how they can contribute to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion work


Presenters:

Melissa Cardenas-Dow is a social sciences librarian at Sacramento State University. She is currently a co-chair of the ALA Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Implementation Working Group, a member of the ALA Nominating Committee, and a Councilor-at-Large. She is currently working with the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC) as the Graphics Design Coordinator within the JCLC Public Relations Committee.

 

LaJuan Pringle is a branch manager with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. He was an original member of the ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. He currently serves as a member of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Implementation Working Group. Also, LaJuan chairs both the Social Responsibilities Round Table, Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Task Force, and the Committee on Legislation, Grassroots Subcommittee.

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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T&P Series - T&P Overview and Dean/Director Expectations
Thursday, May 17, 2018, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

 

This T&P session will not only provide an overview of the tenure and promotion process—including critical dates and requirements--but will also include a unique opportunity to ask questions and gain some understanding of the tenure and promotion expectations from the Dean/Director perspective. The session will open with a comprehensive review of the tenure and promotion procedures, timeline, and any changes to the Guidelines. Dean Russell and Michele Tennant will then highlight their perspectives and expectations regarding the quality and content of the packets, with Colleen Seale on hand to answer questions regarding tenure and promotion

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Tips for Demonstrating Impact in Grant Proposals - Chronicle of Philanthropy
Thursday, May 17, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM, Library West Room 419

 

The ability to demonstrate your nonprofit’s impact is vital to securing support from all types of donors, especially foundations. Join us as grant makers explain which kinds of outcomes they want measured, how to use commonly available data to demonstrate the changes you are bringing about, and how to blend qualitative and quantitative information and how to mix data and stories for optimal results.

             

What Will You Learn?

  • How to set goals and metrics to prove your work produces long-term results
  • Ways to optimize storytelling and data to build a compelling case for support
  • How to draw on publicly available data to help donors understand your organization’s impact

Who Should Attend?

  • Grant-proposal writers and other grants professionals
  • Chief development officers and development directors
  • Executive directors

Presenters:

Alexzander Saingchin, Program Director, Common Counsel Foundation

Jamie Austin, Senior Director of Impact and Learning, Tipping Point Community

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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What Are Microaggressions & Why Do They Matter in Our Workplaces? - Round Table for Ethnic Minority Concerns (REMCO)/NCLA
Thursday, May 17, 2018, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Library West Room 419

 

This webinar will define microaggressions and their impact and provide strategies for creating an inclusive work environment that helps to prevent microaggressions from occurring in the first place. The session will also include guidance on how to respond when someone has been microaggressive towards you.

             

Presenter:

Endia Sowers Paige is the Pre-Law Advisor at the University of Georgia. She was previously the Outreach and Research Services Librarian at the University of Georgia, School of Law. She has also worked as a law librarian at George Mason University, Howard University, and the Law Library of Congress. Endia earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina and her Master of Library Science and Juris Doctor from North Carolina Central University. She is a member of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) and the Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries (SEAALL), where she serves on the Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Intro to African American Genealogy (Basic Genealogy I) - Round Table for Ethnic Minority Concerns (REMCO)/NCLA
Monday, May 21, 2018, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Library West Room 419

 

African Americans face distinct challenges when trying to uncover their ancestors' stories. This class covers the basic steps for getting started on the journey to reconnecting with your rich heritage with Marcellaus Joiner of the Heritage Research Center of the High Point Public Library.

             

Presenter:

Marcellaus A. Joiner is the Supervising Librarian for the Heritage Research Center for the High Point Public Library as well as the Archivist for the High Point Museum. His main area of focus is to coordinate collaborative efforts between HRC and Museum staff to create and implement digitization initiatives to facilitate online access to local history and genealogy materials in both collections. He holds a BA degree in History from North Carolina A&T State University and a Masters of Library Science degree from North Carolina Central University. Marcellaus is currently a member of the Society of American Archivist, the American Library Association, the North Carolina Library Association, and the Society of North Carolina Archivist. He most recently served on the State Historical Records Advisory Board (2013-2016) and currently serves on the Advisory Board for Digital Library of American Slavery at UNCG. Previous experience consists of being the Digital Project Archivist for Thomas F. Holgate Library at Bennett College, Digital Project Manager for the Ensuring Democracy Project for the State Library of North Carolina, and Digital Archivist assistant for D.H. Hill Special Collections at North Carolina State University.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Awareness and Actions Towards an Inclusive Organization - Round Table for Ethnic Minority Concerns (REMCO)/NCLA
Thursday, May 24, 2018, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM, Marston Science Library Room 308

 

Inclusion, or a sense of belonging, can only happen when peers and leadership alike take ownership of creating a collaborative environment where all employees, in particular, those from minoritized populations, are engaged. In this webinar, we will engage with organization development models for libraries. We will examine how libraries can be intentional regarding inclusion by actively engaging in inclusive behaviors and norms as a starting point for transforming a library’s organizational culture from unconscious exclusion to an intentional inclusive organization.

             

Presenter:

Nikhat J. Ghouse is Associate Librarian for the Social Sciences to the College of Arts & Sciences and the Coordinator of the Diversity Alliance Residency Program at American University (AU). In addition to her Master’s in Library & Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh, she has earned a Master’s of Science in Organization Development from AU. As an independent, organization development consultant, she specializes in change management, diversity & inclusion, team development, and facilitation, particularly within academia. Nikhat’s research explores inclusive organizations utilizing the principles of organization development; as well as mentoring, and information literacy instruction, particularly to diverse and international student populations.

 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Exploring (de)Authenticity: Impact on PoC; Implications for Practice - Round Table for Ethnic Minority Concerns (REMCO)/NCLA
Thursday, May 31, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM, Marston Science Library Room 308

 

In this virtual roundtable/forum, we’ll discuss Kendrick’s nascent idea of deauthentication, consider its role in workplace identity, and share or reflect on how it’s implemented or how it impacts the work-lives and practices of Librarians of Color.

Learn more about Kendrick’s idea of deauthentication.

Consider taking a brief survey.

And bring your collegial and constructive ideas, concerns, and reflections to the forum.

*This is a forum presentation. Participants may be provided with additional question prompts and polls to facilitate discussion.       

Presenter:

Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, MSLS is currently Associate Librarian and Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina Lancaster. A graduate of the historic Clark Atlanta University School of Library and Information Studies, Kendrick’s research interests include racial and ethnic diversity in the LIS field, professionalism, ethics, and the role of digital humanities in practical academic librarianship. She is co-editor of The Small and Rural Academic Library: Leveraging Resources and Overcoming Limitations(Chicago: ACRL 2016) and author of Kaleidoscopic Concern: An Annotated, Chronological Bibliography of Diversity, Recruitment, Retention, and Other Concerns Regarding African American and Ethnic Library Professionals and Global Evolution: An Annotated, Chronological Bibliography of International Students in U.S. Academic Libraries (ACRL 2009, 2007).

 

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

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Creating a Motivating Environment: 2-Part Webinar - NEFLIN
Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM, Library West Room 419

Thursday, June 28, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM, Library West Room 419

 

So often we hear comments like, “How can I motivate her?” or “I don’t know what to do to motivate him.” 

And yet it’s really quite clear that we can’t motivate someone else. Sustainable motivation comes from within. We recognize that, of course, but sometimes we just want to help it along! 

Well, there’s good news! There are ways to help create a motivating environment to promote that self-motivation we wish everyone had. 

In the first session of this 2-part series, we’ll talk about what motivation is and what it isn’t. We’ll brainstorm together to create a list of ways you can help create a motivating environment. We’ll discover the power in praise, and how to use it effectively. Ah...a motivating environment ~ isn’t that what we all want in our workplaces? 

Session 2 will teach us tips on effective coaching and counseling that will help reduce the need for reprimands – whew! What a relief! You’ll know when to use which technique, why it’s important to consider the differences, and why supervisors tend to avoid these vital areas of effective management. You’ll also be given tools that will help you deal with the dreaded case of the necessary reprimand – and you’ll leave the workshop feeling more confident in your ability to handle it well. It’s an area most of us would rather forget – but if you’re a supervisor, it’s not likely you’ll get off scot-free. Why not feel in control when handling these necessary parts of your job? And guess what? Handling these areas well is part of creating that motivating environment!!

 

Presenter: Laura Bruno

Linda has been developing and conducting training workshops for libraries and other organizations for more than fifteen years. She offers workshops on topics ranging from Leadership Skills to Emotional Intelligence – and lots of areas in between! Linda received her MBA from the University of Florida and has years of experience in hands-on management positions. She is also certified with DDI and Achieve Global. She develops her workshops based on solid research and – more importantly – real-life application.

 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.