Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Nov-Dec: Reference Interview 101 (RUSA)

November 10 - December 19, 2014

Course Objectives and Description
Reference Interview is a comprehensive course focusing on the methods of evaluating reference service, behavioral aspects of reference service, and the different types of questions that can be used to help patrons identify what they need. Using images, audio, and video, this in-depth educational approach covers everything from the approachability of the librarian to how to follow up with a patron. Scheduled chat sessions will model interviewing techniques using sample dialogues.

$130 for RUSA members
$175 for ALA members
$210 for non-ALA members

http://www.ala.org/rusa/development/referenceinterview

Sep-Oct: Reference Interview 101 (RUSA)

September 22 - October 31, 2014

Course Objectives and Description
Reference Interview is a comprehensive course focusing on the methods of evaluating reference service, behavioral aspects of reference service, and the different types of questions that can be used to help patrons identify what they need. Using images, audio, and video, this in-depth educational approach covers everything from the approachability of the librarian to how to follow up with a patron. Scheduled chat sessions will model interviewing techniques using sample dialogues.

$130 for RUSA members
$175 for ALA members
$210 for non-ALA members

http://www.ala.org/rusa/development/referenceinterview

Nov-Dec: Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions (ALCTS)

November 10-December 5

This four-week online course provides an overview of acquiring, providing access to, administering, supporting, and monitoring access to electronic resources. Gives a basic background in electronic resource acquisitions including product trials, licensing, purchasing methods, and pricing models and will provide an overview of the sometimes complex relationships between vendors, publishers, platform providers, and libraries.

$109 ALCTS members; $139 nonmembers

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/fera/ol_templ

Sep-Oct: Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions (ALCTS)

September 22 – October 17

This four-week online course provides an overview of acquiring, providing access to, administering, supporting, and monitoring access to electronic resources. Gives a basic background in electronic resource acquisitions including product trials, licensing, purchasing methods, and pricing models and will provide an overview of the sometimes complex relationships between vendors, publishers, platform providers, and libraries.

$109 ALCTS members; $139 nonmembers

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/fera/ol_templ

Oct-Nov: Business Reference 101 (RUSA)

Oct. 27 - Nov. 23, 2014

Course Objectives and Description
Do you wish you felt more confident when faced with a business reference question? Want to demystify SIC and NAICS codes, ROI and 10k's? Then Business Reference 101 is for you! This four-week, Web-based professional development course is designed for academic, special or public librarians and other researchers and library staff who have a basic understanding of some business resources but who do not work with them often enough to build expertise. The course will provide students with a framework for understanding the business reference process as well as an overview of business reference sources specific to each of the course modules (see below). Business Reference 101 participants will also have access to proprietary business reference databases such as Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage, Gale's Business Insights: Global, Morningstar, IBISWord, Plunkett Research Online and ReferenceUSA, among others.

$130 for RUSA members
$175 for ALA members
$210 for non-ALA members

http://www.ala.org/rusa/development/businessreference101

Sep-Oct: Business Reference 101 (RUSA)

Sept. 22 - Oct. 17, 2014

Course Objectives and Description
Do you wish you felt more confident when faced with a business reference question? Want to demystify SIC and NAICS codes, ROI and 10k's? Then Business Reference 101 is for you! This four-week, Web-based professional development course is designed for academic, special or public librarians and other researchers and library staff who have a basic understanding of some business resources but who do not work with them often enough to build expertise. The course will provide students with a framework for understanding the business reference process as well as an overview of business reference sources specific to each of the course modules (see below). Business Reference 101 participants will also have access to proprietary business reference databases such as Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage, Gale's Business Insights: Global, Morningstar, IBISWord, Plunkett Research Online and ReferenceUSA, among others.

$130 for RUSA members
$175 for ALA members
$210 for non-ALA members

http://www.ala.org/rusa/development/businessreference101

Nov-Dec: Fundamentals of Acquisitions (ALCTS)


November 10 – December 5, 2014

Six-week online course that is a basic primer for library acquisitions concepts common to all library material formats. It covers:
•    goals and methods of acquiring monographs and serials in all formats
•    Theoretical foundations and workflows of basic acquisitions functions
•    financial management of library collections budgets
•    relationships among acquisitions librarians, library booksellers, subscription agents, and publishers.
This course provides a broad overview of the operations involved in acquiring materials after the selection decision is made.

$109 ALCTS members; $139 nonmembers

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/foa/ol_templ

Sep-Oct: Fundamentals of Acquisitions (ALCTS)

September 22 – October 17, 2014

Six-week online course that is a basic primer for library acquisitions concepts common to all library material formats. It covers:
•    goals and methods of acquiring monographs and serials in all formats
•    Theoretical foundations and workflows of basic acquisitions functions
•    financial management of library collections budgets
•    relationships among acquisitions librarians, library booksellers, subscription agents, and publishers.
This course provides a broad overview of the operations involved in acquiring materials after the selection decision is made.

$109 ALCTS members; $139 nonmembers

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/foa/ol_templ

Sep: Chapter-level Metadata and the Future of eBook Research (Webjunction)

September 4, 2014  /  11am PST

As the world of academic scholarship moves from the page to online, more and more research now happens at the chapter-level. The parsing of content, the need for it to be easily searchable, with accurate and complete results, is paramount to meeting the demands placed by researchers and students. This webinar explores what it means to do research at the chapter-level, the benefits provided to researchers and students, and the challenges faced by libraries in delivering the level and quality of discoverability demanded by patrons. It will also offer a sneak peak at Routledge’s forthcoming online handbooks platform, Routledge Handbooks Online, which will provide chapter-level metadata and abstracting to over 300 handbooks across 20 subjects in the social sciences and humanities.

http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/training/trainingView.aspx?event=2221&audience=state

Sep: Taming Tech Tools for Libraries (Webjunction)

September 18, 2014 / 2:00 Eastern / 11:00 Pacific 

Join this webinar to explore a toolbox of 25+ free tech tools that you can use to help your library better serve patron needs and to work smarter.
With so many new tech tools popping up everywhere, we are all working on a wild frontier of possibilities. But how do you know which tools are worth “taming” to help you provide better library services? In this webinar, tech-tamer Kieran Hixon will unpack a toolbox of 25+ free tech tools that can help your library better engage with patrons and build digital literacy skills. From completing daily tasks to growing advocacy efforts, these web based tools can help you work smarter.

http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/taming-tech-tools-for-libraries.html

Sep: The Internet as Material: Empowering the Next Phase of Connected Hardware Innovation (O'Reilly)

Friday, September 12, 2014 / 10am PST

The emerging IoT space holds enormous potential for positive social, environmental and financial impact if it is built with the most important node at its center: people. In order for the next wave of innovation around connected devices to happen, people must be able to understand the technology, relate it to their lives, and be able to envision and prototype solutions to real-world problems, even when these problems are relevant only for the few. This, in turn, will only happen when the Internet becomes a Material, accessible to non-engineers and non-experts that can grasp and deploy interactions with the Internet in the physical world, as easily as they can with physical materials.

http://www.oreilly.com/pub/e/3104

Responsive Typography: Design for Meaning, Not for Screen Size (O'Reilly)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 / 10am PST

Responsive Typography is the notion that our type must move and change and adapt just as the rest of our designs do as users shift from device to desktop and beyond. In fact, it may have a bigger impact on readability and usability than any other aspect of design. In this webcast led by Jason Pamental, author of Responsive Typography, we'll talk about:

The '4 Ps' of Responsive Web Type:
    Performance - load what you need, when you need it (and how to manage the process)
    Progression - ensure that all devices get a good design and enhance the experience for devices/browsers that can handle it
    Proportion - one scale doesn't fit all screens and I'll show a more modern scale that can help make designs work better on all devices
    Polish - Great design is details, and type is no different - I'll show how to add refinements like ligatures, fractions, swashes and more, quickly and easily

Combine these ideas and you've got flexible, appropriate, and dare I say fabulous typography for your site that works on virtually every platform and device.

http://www.oreilly.com/pub/e/3144

Aug: Automating Your Infrastructure with Chef (O'Reilly)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014  /  10AM PST

With the explosion of the Internet has come the challenge of building scalable, adaptive systems that can grow or shrink with an organization's needs both technologically and financially. Cloud providers such as EC2, Azure and Rackspce Cloud have dramatically lowered the barrier to dynamically resizing infrastructure on-demand. However, with an increase in the number of systems comes additional complexity; Chef empowers teams to scale their infrastructure in an automated, well-defined and repeatable fashion. You can use Chef to manage Linux, BSD and Windows hosts alongside one another, deploy software automatically, scale using cloud providers, and automate just about all aspects of your infrastructure. In this webcast, learn what Chef can offer your team from provisioning local development environments to deploying software and managing complex infrastructure.

http://www.oreilly.com/pub/e/3147

Aug: Fearless Browser Test Automation (O'Reilly)

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 / 10AM PST

Browser test automation can be intimidating, leaving developers to spend their time manually testing browsers (many times in VMs) or opting to simply not test a range of browsers. Join John-David Dalton as he discusses browser test automation, removes the roadblocks/gotchas, and shows lots of awesome things you can do (code coverage, perf testing, tagging, & more).

http://www.oreilly.com/pub/e/3148

Sep: Strategic Decision Making: Shifting your culture from reactive to proactive (4Good)

Wed, Sep 17 2014, 10:00AM PST

One of the most powerful tools organizations possess is their ability to make effective decisions. When organizations implement well thought out decisions, they are often able to solve critical problems and align their decisions with strategic goals. This level of pro-activity propels organizations toward the fulfillment of their mission, goals, and strategic objectives.

https://4good.org/claudette-rowley/strategic-decision-making-shifting-your-culture-from-reactive-to-proactive

Sep: Developing and Using Effective Interview Questions for Better Hiring (4Good)

Wed, Sep 10 2014  10-11am PST

Ensuring that you have the right person on board in the right position is critical to your organization’s success. Strengthening your interview process with behaviorally based questions can give you important insights about whether an applicant will be a good fit for a particular position and your organization’s culture, resulting in better-informed hiring decisions.

Past behavior is often the best predictor of future behavior, and a behavioral interview requires the candidate to give specific examples in which they exhibited a desired behavior in the past.

This webinar will 1) help you design better interview questions and use those questions effectively during the interview process and 2) provide specific examples of behavior-based interview questions.

Take-aways:
    How to develop behaviorally-based interview questions based on the desired qualities, traits and skill set you are looking for
    The one thing you must do when asking interview questions
    How to probe more deeply into candidates’ responses

https://4good.org/pam-williams-and-marci-moore/developing-and-using-effective-interview-questions-for-better-hiring

Sep: Speaking with Sizzle, Substance and Style (InSync)

Sep 23, 2014  / 2:00 PM-3:00 PM EST

Having to speak in public strikes fear in the hearts of many. This program will cover strategies for overcoming stage fright, staying calm and composed, creating an interesting, useful presentation, understanding how and when to use visuals and activities, and even things to consider when choosing your wardrobe the day of a presentation.

http://reg131.imperisoft.com/InSyncTraining/ProgramDetail/3139333232/Registration.aspx

Sep: Virtual Presentations: Is the Computer Taking Over? (InSync)

Sep 22, 2014  / 1:00 PM-2:00 PM EST

A frequent question on people’s minds revolves around the differences between face-to-face presentations and virtual presentations. One of the differences is the most obvious one: in a virtual presentation, a computer is mandatory (whether in the shape of a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone). And therefore comes another question: how does this device impact the presenters’ engagement with the audience? Does the computer help or hinder the interaction in a virtual presentation?

http://reg131.imperisoft.com/InSyncTraining/ProgramDetail/3134393137/Registration.aspx

Sep: Brain Bandwidth: Reducing Cognitive Load (InSync)

Sep 9, 2014  / 2:00 PM-3:00 PM EST

Trainers and instructional designers know that much instruction simply places too many demands on learners in terms of volume, clarity, and memory. This session provides an overview of cognitive load considerations in instructional design. Particular emphasis is placed on how information can be presented in such a way as to avoid overloading the recipient's ability to receive, process, and understand the information (i.e., their "brain bandwidth")

http://reg131.imperisoft.com/InSyncTraining/ProgramDetail/3139333231/Registration.aspx

Sep: Breaking Out of the Box: Creative Uses of Adobe Connect Pods to Pump up Learner Engagement (InSync)

Sep 8, 2014  / 1:00 PM-2:00 PM  EST

The Adobe Connect platform allows us the freedom to customize our virtual classroom, leaving the standard virtual classroom box behind. This gives us wonderful opportunities to create highly engaging, imaginative and effective learning events! Whether you’re using the standard Adobe Connect Pods or one of the many extensions available, the possibilities seem endless!

http://reg131.imperisoft.com/InSyncTraining/ProgramDetail/3139363939/Registration.aspx

Aug: Games Synchronous Trainers Play (InSync)



Aug 21, 2014 / 2:00 PM-3:00 PM EST

Need to punch up your programs? Looking to better Engage your E-learners?

Games are powerful tools to create engagement, encourage participation, and support transfer of learning. In this one hour session learn to create games and how and when to use them. You will also get a chance to share ideas for applying this topic to your own training programs. Have YOU created a new game or activity? We'd love to have you share it! Come prepared to whiteboard your ideas and join us for a fast and fun exploration of games, activities, and energizers for use in synchronous training.


http://reg131.imperisoft.com/InSyncTraining/ProgramDetail/3139333230/Registration.aspx

Sep: Coaching for the Time-Crunched Manager (AMA)

Sep 10, 2014   /   12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern

The Four Counterintuitive Truths About Effective Coaching
Coaching is an essential tool for managers and leaders to increase the impact and engagement of their teams. Your organization flourishes when people are self-sufficient and focused on the stuff that matters.
Coaching helps make that happen.
Getting managers to properly coach their employees is more easily said than done. No one has time for long "touchy feely" conversations. But wouldn't it be good if coaching could be practical and to the point, as well as useful and empowering?
Join us for this provocative webinar that shares insights and tools to help you make coaching a daily tool all your managers can use.

http://www.amanet.org/training/webcasts/Coaching-for-the-Time-Crunched-Manager.aspx

Aug: The Curious Leader: Harnessing the Power of Inquiry (AMA)


Aug 13, 2014   /   12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern

Are you ready to take on the role of “Questioner-in-Chief?”
In this webcast, Warren Berger, author of the new bestselling book A More Beautiful Question, explains why today’s business executives must be more comfortable asking questions, and encouraging those around them to question more.

http://www.amanet.org/training/webcasts/The-Curious-Leader.aspx

Attending this Webcast is free. Registration is required.
Sign-up for your Free MyAMA account now or call 1-800-262-9699.

Sep: You're Doing it Wrong: Ten Rules to Break to Create Awesome Tutorials (ACRL)

http://www.ala.org/acrl/awesometutorials

September 16, 2014
11 a.m. Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern
90 minutes
Description: Did you learn that your tutorials should open with a list of objectives? Or perhaps, you learned that you need to have knowledge checks embedded throughout your tutorial. Have you created a tutorial with multimedia features like text and narration?  These traditional “best practices” have shaped the way librarians deliver instructional content, but unfortunately, they have stunted our efforts at creating engaging and meaningful learning experiences.  These traditional guidelines are rooted in pedagogical techniques that have worked well in the face-to-face classroom but have not necessarily been as effective in the online environment. In this webcast, the presenters will draw upon the latest research in instructional design and e-learning to show how we can break the rules that have lead us down the path of ineffective and often ignored content. By deconstructing a tutorial created with current guidelines and applying new ways of thinking about e-learning, the presenters will show how to break free of traditional and ineffective best practices and offer them a new set of pedagogical strategies that are based on current research in e-learning. Participants will be inspired as we show examples of cutting edge tutorials from corporate, academic, and library entities.

Learning Outcomes:
    Participants will identify new theories and best practices in instructional design in order to create effective and engaging tutorials.
    Participants will describe 10 historical guidelines that are no longer relevant in order to avoid common tutorial design pitfalls.
    Participants will be able to evaluate several tutorials in order to create more effective means of information delivery for instruction.

Registration fees:
ACRL member: $50
ALA member: $75
Nonmember: $90
Student: $40
Group*: $295

Jul: Learn About Ithaka S+R's Local Survey Program

Wed, Jul 30, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT

Ithaka S+R's local surveys program can help your institution continue adapting to changing stakeholder needs. In addition to our well-known surveys of faculty members, we also provide survey options to cover your undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. And, we have a variety of services to help you interpret your survey findings and drive evidence-based decision-making at your library, as well as more broadly in your college or university.

In this webinar, Roger Schonfeld will provide an overview of the program and discuss how current participants have tailored the surveys to meet the particular needs of their institutions and how the results have helped to inform their strategic planning.

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/120255640

Aug-Sep: Communication is More Than Words (Infopeople)



An Infopeople online course, August 26, 2014 to September 22, 2014

Is everyone talking and no one listening? Are you afraid to speak up because your idea may get shot down? Communicating is the foundation of almost every human interaction, and it’s more than simply choosing the right words. In this course experienced instructor Cheryl Gould will help you understand how we communicate in every situation, including…

·         What great communicators do
·         How our brains filter what we hear
·         How to stay present and listen actively
·         How to use non-verbal cues to create openness

Fee: $75 for those in the California library community and Infopeople Partners, $150 for all others. 
For a complete course description and to register go to https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=420 

NOTE: This course is approved as covering the Communication and Teamwork competencies for the LSSC program in conjunction with All Work is Team Work (to be offered in Spring, 2015).