Monday, August 18, 2014

Sep: Planning to Transform Your Library (LLAMA)

Wed., Sep. 3, at 1:30 – 3:00 PM (Central time)

This webinar will present library service inquiry methods, including planning steps and models, to help you start to develop your next library service plan.  It will define opportunities that should be on your radar and offer strategies to get started.  This program will also provide you with a framework to analyze your library and the services you offer.

By the end of this webinar participants will:
    Understand how to do a self-study to reinvent a library service.
    Define opportunities to improve organizational transformation.
    Experience four examples of modes of learning.
    Explore the use of the library in both physical and virtual modes.

LLAMA member: $49
Non-LLAMA member $59
LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199
Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239

http://www.ala.org/llama/conted

Oct-Nov: Reaching Every Patron: Creating and Presenting Inclusive Outreach to Patrons of all Abilities (RUSA)

October 6 - November 2, 2014

Every library can serve as a places for people to find encouragement, comfort and books that serve as good company. Unfortunately, patrons with special needs often don't feel welcome in these spaces and can have trouble relating to libraries where their needs are not met. This course will discuss methods for reaching patrons with special needs in your community and how to help staff and your community create an inclusive environment. This course will also provide tools for defining your success when doing outreach to patrons of all abilities. Students will leave this course with a set of tools that can be used to establish outreach in their communities, create their own unique outreach programs and assist staff in working with patrons with special needs.

$150 for RUSA members
$195 for ALA members
$230 for non-ALA members
$120 for student members and retired members

http://www.ala.org/rusa/development/reaching-every-patron

Oct-Nov: Introduction to Economic Data on the Web (RUSA)

Oct. 6 - Nov. 2, 2014

Students will be given background information on economic concepts and terms essential to understanding economic reference questions. Each week, they will be able to choose between several reference questions to answer as part of a team. In addition, each student will either individually or as part of a team complete a project relating to their work, such as a creating a pathfinder on an economic topic or developing a training session for staff in one of the above areas. The course will be structured as lecture with links to websites and tutorials. Students will complete 2-3 hours of work per week.

$130 for RUSA members
$175 for ALA members
$210 for non-ALA members
$100 for student members and retired members

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

APR '15: Xtreme Bibliographic Searching for Interlibrary Loan & Reference (RUSA)

Apr. 20 - May 17, 2015 (Live Sessions on Thursdays, Time 1 p.m. CST)

Users expect the impossible.  Xtreme Bibliographic Searching  for reference and interlibrary loan will show you sources and techniques to make the impossible possible.    Bad citations, international publications, unpublished works, extremely old and extremely new materials may not be lost causes for a skilled searcher with a few tricks and tools.   This four-week class, taught by Christina Baich from IUPUI and Collette Mak from Notre Dame will take you from Mansel Pre 56 to Digital Repositories, DOAJ to Trove to HathiTrust.  Don’t know those terms?  This course is for you!

    $130 for RUSA members
    $175 for ALA members
    $210 for non-ALA members
    $100 for student members and retired members

http://www.ala.org/rusa/development/xtreme-ill

Oct: Interlibrary Loan (ILL) 101 (RUSA)

Oct. 6 - Nov. 2, 2014. Live Sessions on Mon and Wed, 1-2p.m. Central Time

This online course will provide new interlibrary loan (ILL) practitioners and those that need a refresher with a broad overview of interlibrary loan (ILL) policies, procedures, and practices.

The course will be separated into four separate modules that cover the ILL process from both the borrowing and lending perspectives, copyright law and licensing impacts on ILL, and ILL resources and systems.  This course will cover both policies and procedures.  Each module will be taught by an ILL expert who will offer practical examples to support the concepts discussed in each section.  Each module will have a live, synchronous chat session for presentation and discussion as well as offline readings and assignments for a total commitment of roughly three hours per week for four weeks.

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

    $130 for RUSA members
    $175 for ALA members
    $210 for non-ALA members
    $100 for student members and retired members

Sep-Nov: Cataloging for Non-Catalogers (ALA/SJSU iSchool)

12-week eCourse beginning Monday, September 22

This advanced eCourse is ideal for institutions and organizations that would like non-cataloging staff to become proficient at hands-on cataloging—no prior cataloging experience is required.
From the basic core concepts to building their own records with several weeks of hands-on exercises, your staff can go from beginner to advanced cataloger in this eCourse. Participants will cover the latest trends, techniques, and instructions—including RDA: Resource Description and Access—to help catalog your materials.
In 12 weeks, participants will:
•    Learn about different cataloging schemes and different types of records
•    Learn the core concepts that govern the field of cataloging with an emphasis on working in an online environment
•    Learn how bibliographic description works, including the basics of different cataloging standards and bibliographic formats
•    Gain a thorough understanding of how authority control and subject access work
•    Catalog materials in a variety of formats and subject areas
•    Use the Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme and the Library of Congress Classification Scheme

Participants who complete this Advanced eCourse will receive a SJSU iSchool/ALA Publishing Advanced Certificate of Completion.

http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=11163

Nov-Dec: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management (ALCTS)

November 17 – December 12, 2014

This four-week online course addresses the basic components of collection development and management (CDM) in libraries. The course was developed by Peggy Johnson, University of Minnesota. Complete definition of collection development and collection management:
    collections policies and budgets as part of library planning
    collection development (selecting for and building collections)
    collection management (evaluating and making decisions about existing collections, including decisions about withdrawal, transfer, preservation)
    collection analysis—why and how to do it
    outreach, liaison, and marketing
    trends and some suggestions about the future for collection development and management

$109 ALCTS members; $139 nonmembers

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

Oct-Nov: Fundamentals of Collection Assessment (ALCTS)

October 13 – November 21, 2014

This six-week online course introduces the fundamental aspects of collection assessment in libraries. The course is designed for those who are responsible for or interested in collection assessment in all types and sizes of libraries. The course will introduce key concepts in collection assessment including:
    the definition of collection assessment,
    techniques and tools,
    assessment of print and electronic collections, and
    project design and management.

$109 ALCTS members; $139 nonmembers

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

Sep-Oct: Fundamentals of Acquisitions (ALCTS)

September 15 – October 24

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

Oct: Podcasts: What Are They and What Role Can Librarians Play? (ALCTS)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
11 am Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern

Podcasts are free radio shows—like those on National Public Radio (NPR). One can listen to podcasts at any time in any place. Imagine hitting "play" and listening to NPR shows while commuting, waiting on line, or doing chores. But podcasts are not limited to shows on NPR—they include shows and stories not found on TV, online, in print, or on the radio.

The main themes of this webinar are that podcasts have unique and useful scholarly and leisurely material that is easy to access and that librarians can be on the front lines of organizing and marketing them. Librarians will take away marketing and organizing ideas they can implement immediately, as well as ideas about marketing and organizing this relatively unknown medium in the future.

Fee ($USD)
ALCTS Member (individual)     43
Nonmember (individual)     59
International (individual)     43
Groups. Applies to group of people that will watch the webinar together from one access point.    
Member group     99

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/101514

Sep: Faculty Buy-in for IR and OA Publishing (ALCTS)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
11 am Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern

This session will demonstrate how even a small institution with limited staffing and resources can achieve more than 30 percent buy-in of their faculty to the institutional repository (IR) and increase awareness of and support for open access publishing on their campus.

Attendees will receive:
    steps for marketing open access and IRs to faculty,
    examples of marketing materials,
    suggested workflows and business plans to support high adoption of faculty, and
    strategies for faculty to employ when looking for a publisher and negotiating contracts to retain greater control over their intellectual property.

Fee ($USD)
ALCTS Member (individual)     43
Nonmember (individual)     59
International (individual)     43
Groups. Applies to group of people that will watch the webinar together from one access point.    
Member group     99

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/092414

Sep: Using Excel to Help Cut Budgets (ALCTS)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
11 am Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern

In this session, the presenter will show ways to use Excel spreadsheet functions and features to compile, organize, and evaluate data for many purposes, not the least of which is planning with a reduced budget. Content covered will include Excel and other spreadsheets, usage data, and data downloaded from an integrated library system.

Fee ($USD)
ALCTS Member (individual)     43
Nonmember (individual)     59
International (individual)     43
Groups. Applies to group of people that will watch the webinar together from one access point.    
Member group     99

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/091014

Sep: Copyright Issues for Growing Digital Collections (ALCTS)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
11 am Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern

Presenter will share experiences working with a legal services department at an academic campus. After eighteen months of getting no signed copyrights transferred to the university from authors and copyright holders, she was able to convince the legal heads that what was really needed was a form in which authors and copyright holders would give them permission to digitize their works to share freely with the world, but retain their copyright. Once they instituted their own nonexclusive, royalty-free form, they were able to get permissions to grow their digital collections by more than eight hundred articles and books. Presenter will also cover how she located copyright holders and will share the types of permissions she was successful in obtaining, including heirs, government research authors, small publishing companies, and individual authors.

Fee ($USD)
Participant     Each
ALCTS Member (individual)     43
Nonmember (individual)     59
International (individual)     43
Groups. Applies to group of people that will watch the webinar together from one access point.    
Member group     99

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/090314

Aug: RFID: Considerations for Implementation (ALCTS)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
11 am Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern

While much has been published on how RFID technology works and its uses for libraries, there has been limited public discussion of factors that should be considered in deciding whether to move forward with implementation or the specifics of planning and decision-making involved should a library decide to implement. This webinar will inform and equip librarians to handle this still relatively new territory. Presenter will give a brief overview of the history, the technology, and library uses of RFID and factors to consider including financial, time, technical, consortium/community, and educational considerations.

Fee ($USD)
ALCTS Member (individual)     43
Nonmember (individual)     59
International (individual)     43
Groups. Applies to group of people that will watch the webinar together from one access point.    
Member group     99
Nonmember group     129

All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to the recorded session so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/082714

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sept-Oct: Instructional Design Essentials (ALA)

4-week eCourse
Beginning Monday, September 15
Get a foundation in instructional design. Experts Nicole Pagowsky and Erica DeFrain will help you hone your teaching skills and prepare you for your instructional needs. You will complete an instructional design plan for one of your upcoming workshops, courses, or tutorials, and will receive feedback on it from the instructors and fellow participants.
After participating in this eCourse, you will be able to:
•    Identify major principles of instructional design to apply to your teaching
•    Incorporate appropriate learning theories into your materials
•    Develop an assessment plan appropriate for your objectives
•    Select and effectively integrate appropriately matched technologies and teaching tools
$175
http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=11136

Sept-Oct: Useful Online Tools to Increase Your Productivity & Improve Customer Service (Infopeople)



An Infopeople online course, September 30 – October 13, 2014

Ever wondered if there's a better way to do something?  Chances are that someone else has wondered the same thing and had a brilliant idea for a freely available online service. Many of these useful online tools remain "under the radar" and unknown to most.  This short format* course will focus on introducing learners to different types of useful and little known online tools.

During the course, you’ll learn to use online tools to:
·         Increase productivity
·         Improve workflow
·         Enhance communication

* Our new short format courses are reduced in price ($55 in-state/$110 out-of-state) and are customized in length to the topic, designed to be started and completed in 2 – 3 weeks and offer practical knowledge and information that can be put to use immediately.

Instructor: Laura Solomon

Fee: $55 for those in the California library community and Infopeople Partners, $110 for all others. 
For a complete course description and to register go to https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=426.