Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Helping Libraries Thrive Today and Tomorrow

Credo Reference Online Seminar Series
October 2012 - January 2013
Professional development certificates issued upon seminar completion
Please join us for our upcoming online seminar series, “Helping Libraries Thrive Today & Tomorrow." Each month Libraries Thriving will be offering a FREE online seminar covering a variety of topics such as information literacy, communication, social media, the embedded librarian, and more.  Seminars typically last about an hour and are conveniently held online via live web conferencing software GoToWebinar.
Credo Reference and Libraries Thriving offer the free webinars to foster enhanced learning for librarians and to support libraries and their communities.  For any questions please contact Laura Warren at laura.warren@credoreference.com.  Please share this announcement with colleagues and friends, and click on the registration links below to enroll in the seminars.
NOTE: If you'd like to view the webinar times in different time zones, we recommend using Time Zone Converter.

From School to Workforce: Information Literacy, Critical Thinking, and Problem-Solving Skills
Speakers: William Badke, Associate Librarian, Trinity Western University; Jennifer Homer, Vice President of Communications and Career Development, American Society for Training and Development; Lana Jackman, President, National Forum on Information Literacy
Abstract: Recent reports from employers indicate that employees enter the workforce from school without the continuous learning competencies necessary for their personal and professional success.  Among these are information literacy, critical thinking, and problem-solving.  This webinar will explore how these essential habits might be embedded in the transition from secondary schools, vocational and technical schools, community colleges, colleges, and universities to the world of work.
Register for Tuesday, October 16 at 10:30 AM EST: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/349358304

Library Language: Vocabularies for the Modern Librarian
Speakers: Beth Ardner, Manager of Distributor Relations, Credo Reference; Deirdre Costello, Associate Platform Manager, Credo Reference
The age of librarians toiling away in dust and silence is long over - if it ever existed at all. Librarians are in touch with different groups almost constantly, and librarianship today requires some serious communication skills. Whether it's other librarians, administrators, users, publishers or vendors, librarians have to juggle several different vocabularies to make sure they're communicating as clearly as possible.
We'd like to draw on our sales, publishing, usability and web design experience to help build some guidelines and answer questions about communicating with some of these groups. This seminar will focus specifically on communicating with publishers, vendors and users, but we'd love to hear what you have to say about communication in libraries!
Register for Monday, November 12 at 11:00 AM EDT: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/901589288
Register for Wednesday, November 14 at 2:00 PM EDT: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/462921872

The Socialite Library
Speaker: Katy Kelly, Communications and Outreach Librarian, University of Dayton
Abstract: Feel like you’re using social media on behalf of your library “just because” and to an unresponsive audience? Think of a great party host. They plan the party and provide a welcoming space. Maybe they even incentivize you to attend and participate. Great hosts also take the time to check how their guests are doing, respond to needs and complaints, and adjust the party to accommodate future attendees. Learn how one library revamped its social media by thinking like a socialite party host. Katy Kelly, Communications and Outreach Librarian at University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, will describe her use of Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, and Instagram on behalf of Roesch Library to embrace the student-created nickname, Club Roesch.
Register for Tuesday, December 11 at 10:00 am EDT: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/113545448
Register for Thursday, December 13 at 2:00 pm EDT: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/978270929

To Evaluation and Beyond: The Evolving Role of the Embedded Librarian
Speaker: David Shumaker, Clinical Associate Professor, Catholic University of America
Abstract: Higher education administrators and faculty are increasingly attuned to the importance of information literacy and the role of academic librarians in teaching it. With this new engagement come new challenges, including the need to balance cost and quality, helping to shape instructional strategy, and especially developing meaningful evaluation of students’ information literacy learning. Also on the horizon are embedded data curation and new roles beyond instruction. This webinar will explore key trends in embedded librarianship today.
Register for Monday, January 14 at 1:00 PM EDT: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/268628513

Monday, September 24, 2012

From Content Consumers to Content Creators

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012, 11:00 a.m. Pacific
Register for this free webinar: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/57zogolepclo

Thinking about how to empower your community members to create digital content? Libraries help community members access all types of digital content – from online job ads to the latest YouTube video meme. In addition to helping people access digital content, many libraries are also helping community members create digital content. When a library makes video and/or audio recording and editing equipment and software available, they are providing community members with an opportunity to gain new skills and to have a voice in the online world.

On Tuesday, September 25th, we’ll have the opportunity to learn about a successful library digital content project from Donna Feddern, Digital Services Manager, Escondido Public Library. Through their LibraryYOU project, they are collecting and sharing local knowledge through videos and podcasts.

This webinar is the second in a series of webinars exploring the Edge Initiative Benchmarks. This webinar is based on the Benchmark 2.

Free Librarian Wardrobe webinar, Style and Stereotypes: Perceptions of Librarians

If you missed the Librarian Wardrobe webinar last week -- Style and Stereotypes: Perceptions of Librarians -- you can find the archived recording and audience chat transcript here: http://librarianwardrobe.com/post/32415296394/lw-webinar-archived-lwconvo

Join Librarian Wardrobe on Thursday, September 27th at 11am Pacific / 1pm Central / 2pm Eastern for a free webinar on Style and Stereotypes: Perceptions of Librarians, brought to you by Librarian Wardrobe, Library Boing Boing, and ALA TechSource.

In this webinar, we will examine how librarians are perceived in the field (from networking to hiring to presenting) and outside the field (user perceptions, style and effectiveness, stereotypes shifting from buns/shushing to tattoos/hipness). Do we have to look a certain way to be successful or for users to benefit from our expertise? What impact does style have personally and professionally? The panelists and attendees will be encouraged to share their own thoughts on these discussion points. (This was offered in person at ALA Annual 2012 as a Conversation Starter, and since we ran out of time, we would like to continue and expand on the conversation both for those who attended and those who were unable to make it.)

The Twitter hashtag for this session will be #lwconvo.

Miriam Rigby will be moderating this webinar and is the Anthropology, Sociology, Ethnic Studies, and Clark Honors College Librarian at the University of Oregon.

Panelists include: Jenny Benevento, Dale McNeill, and K.R. Roberto:
Jenny Benevento is a taxonomist currently working at Sears and Kmart, where she categorizes about 30 million items, including apparel, shoes, jewelry, beauty & the much beloved Kardashian Kollection.  She was raised by two fashionable Italian men & has worked in several corporations as a librarian. You can follow her blog at jennyjenny.org and @jennybento on twitter.
Dale McNeill was recently the Director of Public Library Service at Queens Library and is in the process of transitioning to a new position.  He’s had a decision-making role in hiring librarians for more than 12 of the nearly 30 years he’s worked in public libraries. He’s lived and worked in Louisiana, New York, Oklahoma, and Texas.  He’ll be wearing a bow tie.
K.R. Roberto has started a PhD program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign after a career as a serials/electronic resources librarian. He co-edited Revolting Librarians Redux: Radical Librarians Speak Out (2003) and She Was a Booklegger: Remembering Celeste West (2010), and edited Radical Cataloging: Essays at the Front (2008). His current research interests include LGBTQ taxonomies and intersectional approaches to library work. He is also an ex-punk who has a penchant for hair color.

RDA for the Non-Cataloger: What’s In It For You?

ALCTS webinar
October 31, 2012
All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Description: Many libraries will be implementing RDA (Resource Description & Access) early in 2013. What will this mean for technical services and other library staff? How are RDA records different from AACR2 records? This webinar will provide a general overview of the changes in RDA, particularly those affecting staff in technical services and those noticeable in the OPAC. No knowledge of current cataloging standards or MARC required! While this webinar will not teach how to catalog with RDA, it will be a useful foundation for catalogers new to RDA as well as other library staff and administrators.

Who should attend? Technical services staff, public services staff, administrators
Presenter: Lori Robare is Head of the Monographic Cataloging Team at the University of Oregon Libraries. She recently served as Chair of the ALA/ALCTS Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access and has previously served as chair of the ALA/ALCTS Subject Analysis Committee. She has presented frequently on RDA to both specialized and general audiences

Single Webinar Registration Fees:  $39 ALCTS Member; $49 Non-member; $39 International; $99 Group (a group of people that will watch it together).
Check the ALCTS Web site for discount pricing for the entire webinar series.

For additional information and access to registrations links, please go to the following website:

ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

Friday, September 21, 2012

New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations

A series of free quarterly webinars on issues of interest to new librarians, models of library associations and library schools working with new professionals, and groups by and for librarians. The free webinars are presented by IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning and IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group in partnership with ALA.

October 10, 2012

10:00 a.m. CST / 11:00 a.m. EST / 5:00 p.m. CET

Dr. R. David Lankes, Professor and Dean’s Scholar for the New Librarianship at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and Director of the Information Institute of Syracuse. His book, The Atlas of New Librarianship won the 2012 ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Award for the Best Book in Library Literature. Lankes is a passionate advocate for librarians and their essential role in today’s society. http://my.ischool.syr.edu/Profiles/Preview/rdlankes

Melanie Chivers, Outgoing National Convener of the ALIA New Graduates Group (since March 2011), Member of the Marketing Committee for the ALIA New Librarians' Symposium (2013). Learning Content Project Officer, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. Featuring a model of library associations working with new librarians. http://www.alia.org.au/groups/newgrad/   and Tamara Capper, Regional Convener, Western Australia, ALIA New Graduates Group. Featuring a model of library associations working with new librarians.

Annie Pho, Reference and Instruction librarian at Ivy Tech Community College. Managing Editor at Hack Library School. Featuring a group by and for librarians. http://hacklibschool.wordpress.com/

The series explore useful topics to help new professionals at various stages of their career, including:

  • LIS school curriculum, gained skills and degrees vs. “the reality” at work. Bridging the gap between theory and practice. How to deal with generational differences at work?
  • Mentoring and best practices including pros and cons of different approaches like peer-to-peer, and classical mentor-mentee relationships.
  • How to develop leadership skills as a new professional: programs, mentoring, learning by doing. Working abroad, leaving your home country.
  • Continuing Professional Development for new professionals, how to stay up to date from the very start even if conditions at work (funding/permission to attend conferences, support with writing articles, etc.) are not the best.

For more information about the webinars, visit: http://npsig.wordpress.com/webinars/

Questions and requests for information:
Loida Garcia-Febo
Coordinator of the series