Friday, June 19, 2015

Blog Workaround

Thank you all for viewing this blog of professional development opportunities.

I will no longer be posting events here, HOWEVER I WILL continue to post learning events on my Learning Beyond Calendar, which you can view at any time here: http://tinyurl.com/LearningBeyondCalendar

Learn on!!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Do you read this blog?

I have been posting professional development opportunities in this space since 2011.

I see the statistics of hits and page views, but I don't know if these are actual humans or webcrawlers.

If you are a human and read this blog, please post a comment to this post.  If I get enough comments, I will continue posting.

Thank you for your attention!
MDriscoll, life-long learner.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Jun'15: Librarians deploying Mendeley – the new generation researcher workflow tool

Jun 17 2015 7:00 am Pacific (75 mins)


On a daily basis, librarians support and answer countless questions from students and researchers on the most efficient and effective way to identify and manage reference information. Modern day librarians need to consider not only the scholarly need of citation management but also consider how such a citation management tool can support extensive research collaboration requirements. Therefore, most librarians feel a strong need to keep abreast of the newest researcher tools available in the market. This webinar features librarians from Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh discussing why they decided to invest resources in Mendeley and what kind of impact it had in their universities. They will share experiences with previous tools and how research collaboration and data analytics tools in Mendeley support their research objectives as well as shape the researcher services they provide.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Jul'15: Rethinking Digital Literacy to Serve Library Staff and Users (ALA)

4-week eCourse
Beginning Monday, July 13, 2015


$175

What is digital literacy? Supporting digital literacy remains an important part of library staff members' work, but sometimes we struggle to agree on a simple, meaningful definition of the term.
Join Paul Signorelli in this new eCourse that will begin by exploring a variety of definitions and will focus on work that fosters digital literacy among people of all ages and backgrounds. Signorelli will then explore a variety of digital-literacy resources, including case studies of how we creatively approach these learning opportunities, and will also explore a variety of digital tools that will help to encourage further understanding of this topic.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Jul'15: Apps for Librarians: Empower Your Users with Mobile App Literacy (ALA)

5-week eCourse
Beginning Monday, July 13, 2015
http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=11270
$250

Mobile apps are empowering for people of all ages and abilities. Contrary to the popular idea that apps are only useful for "consumption," the best apps are being used effectively as tools to enable learning and knowledge creation. In this eCourse, Nicole Hennig will show you how to incorporate apps as learning tools at your library.