Friday, January 31, 2014

Mar: Using Infographics in Library Instruction (ALA)

A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Central/12:30pm Mountain/11:30am Pacific 

Infographics, visual representations of information or data, run rampant on the Web. While they may look impressive, the information they convey can be either powerful or trite. Can your students discern the difference? Because library instruction encompasses visual literacy and because data abounds on campus and corporate networks, your students need the skills to read and interpret charts and graphs accurately. They will also undoubtedly create their own infographics for class presentations or reports.  In this workshop, Bagley will show you how to incorporate the basics of infographics in your library instruction, capturing students’ attention and making learning active. In this workshop, you will learn: 
  • How to use popular freemium tools, such as Piktochart, Infogram, and Easelly, along with various features built into Excel and Word
  • Ways to teach critical thinking by showing how one data set can undergo contrasting graphical interpretations
  • How to cite sources in infographics
  • The types of imagery that will best communicate your message
  • Examples of creative design through colors, fonts, or hand-drawing
  • Best practices of library instruction librarians using infographics in presentations

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Feb: MOOCs and the Public Library: An Opportunity (ALCTS)

February 26  11-12pm PST

This webinar will discuss the opportunities for public libraries to promote lifelong learning by becoming meet-up destinations for MOOCs. The webinar is based on the experience of the Ridgefield (Connecticut) Library which hosted a ten-week literature-based MOOC.

This series of webinars features librarians and scholars from public and academic libraries reporting on the latest research about MOOCs and offering practical information on creating and presenting MOOCs.  It will appeal to librarians in academic, public, and special libraries.  Presenters will discuss the role libraries play in the development of MOOCs and share information that will enable attendees to familiarize themselves with the steps involved in developing a MOOC. Learn more about the Libraries and MOOCs webinar series, both upcoming sessions and those held in 2013 (recordings are available).

Fee ($USD)
Participant                    Each Series of 4
ALCTS Member (individual) 43 138
Nonmember (individual)         59 189
International (individual)         43 138
Groups. Applies to group of people that will watch the webinar together from one access point.
Member group                         99 317
Nonmember group                 129 413

Feb: Spotlight! on National Library of Medicine Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

February 26 (12-1 pm PST)

FREE monthly webinar sponsored by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine MidContinental Region. (NN/LM MCR) Coordinators offer tips and tricks on National Library of Medicine (NLM) and related resources. This month: Monica Rogers, Health Information Literacy Coordinator, NN/LM will present "PEMAT : Patient Education - Health Literacy" . One MLA CE credit will be available for this class. No registration required.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:

Feb: Numbers and Narrative: How to Construct the Crucial Evaluation Piece of Grant Proposals and Reports (4Good)

February 26 (12-1 pm PST)

There are many ways of doing both qualitative and quantitative evaluations. But regardless of how you actually go about the process, you will need to start by writing about your evaluation system and tools in your grant proposal, and using them in your grant report(s). How can you do that?

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Feb: Makerspace: Is it Right for Your Library? (Georgia Library Association)

February 26 (11-12 pm PST)

Public and academic libraries across the country are forming Makerspaces inside their libraries to provide patrons with the tools needed to innovate and create. In an online panel facilitated by Charlie Bennett (Georgia Institute of Technology), learn how these spaces are being developed in Georgia libraries and discover the types of resources and services they provide. You may even find that you already offer a makerspace environment! Panelists include representatives from three Georgia libraries that already operate a Makerspace: Michael Holt (Valdosta State University), Marlan Brinkley (Atlanta-Fulton Public Library, Sandy Springs Branch), and Andaiye Reeves (Atlanta-Fulton Public Library, Central Branch).

For more information and to register for this program, visit:

Feb: Early Literacy Beyond Circle Time - Integrating Language & Literacy into Play (Early Childhood Investigations)

February 26 (11-12 pm PST)

In this webinar, Melissa Depper, an experienced children's librarian and Chair of the Selection Committee for the new CLEL Bell Picture Book Awards for Early Literacy, will introduce the five winning picture books of the 2014 Bell Awards. The Bell Awards books are selected because they provide excellent support of early literacy development in young children.   Then Laurie Anne Armstrong, a veteran early childhood educator who designed, developed, and runs the Reading Readiness Outreach program at the Arapahoe Library District, will describe how she has used each title to create and integrate related classroom activities that she brings to high-need area preschools.   

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Feb: Build-A-Lab: Makerspaces in Lomira QuadGraphics, WI (Utah State Library)

February 25 (12:30-1:30 pm PST)

Learn about this exciting new Makerspaces lab in Lomira QuadGraphics Community Library, Wisconsin, where there is equipment to make digital art or physical objects. Residents can also convert formats: from VHS to DVD for example, or convert slides and photos to digital images. People can create print, audio, video, web design and other digital files that can help them with their business, school, hobbies, or help them to just have fun.

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Feb: Your Board and Fundraising (GrantSpace)

February 25 (12-1 pm PST)

This class helps you think through the process of getting your board involved with fundraising. What we will cover: The role of your board, Why board members may be reluctant to fundraise and how to overcome these concerns, Ways the board can participate in fundraising activities, and Tips for strengthening your fundraising board.

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Feb: Responsive Web Design: another option for mobile websites (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

February 25 (8-9:30 am PST

How do we deal with optimizing our websites for mobile? Create a standards-compliant website that we hope will be usable on mobile devices? Create a separate, simple site that we know will work for all mobile devices? Create a separate mobile site for each major device? Lots of questions, but few answers until lately. Responsive web design allows you to create a single site, but optimize it for different levels or sizes of devices. This is done based on the use of CSS Media Queries. One more option in creating mobile websites. See if it might be of use in your organization.

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Feb: Low Vision and Computer Access (Accessible Technology Coalition)

February 20 (10-11am PST)

AbleNet presents a webinar that will help users adapt their computers for low vision. This will include tweaks to the Windows system (mouse, cursor and screen display among others), software programs which can assist and hardware solutions. Starting with the free and moving to the higher technology solutions, the computer can accommodate the needs of a low vision user. Frank Sapp, MBA, MS is the presenter.

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Feb: VuFind: Community & Code (Lyrasis)

February 19 (11-12 pm PST)

An introduction to the VuFind open source discovery layer, discussing both the capabilities of the software and the nature of the community that develops and supports it. A brief presentation will be followed by a question and answer session with the project’s lead developer.

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Feb: RDA: Revising, Developing, and Assessing (Association for Library Collections & Technical Services)

February 19 (11-12pm PST)

This session will give an overview of the development, revision, and assessment processes for RDA, with a look at changes coming in 2014 and at possible proposals for consideration at the end of the year.

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Feb: Lead From Where You Are (Colorado State Library)

February 19 (9-10 am PST)

Building upon leadership research, Sharon Morris will introduce a handy tool for identifying your unique leadership strengths. During this interactive session you will have the opportunity to reflect on leadership activities, share your thoughts, learn from others, and feel more empowered to use your natural abilities to lead – regardless of your position in a library.

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Feb: Breezing Along with the RML (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

February 19 (9-10 am PST)

This is the monthly update of activities and issues related to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine - MidContinental Region. This Month: "How Are Libraries Approaching Interlibrary Loan With Reduced Print Collections?" Jim Honour, Wyoming/Member Services Coordinator, NN/LM will delve into this question. Marty Magee, Nebraska/Education Coordinator will present "Business Communications Library Style" and how to create "one-pagers" for communication. To log in, visit Enter as a guest. Sign in with your first and last names. Follow the instructions in the meeting room to connect your telephone.

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Feb: Library Outreach to Adults Share Session (Wyoming Library Association)

February 19 (8:30-9:15 am PST)

Does your job involve Outreach to Adults that includes delivering library materials or programming? Would you like to meet with others that do similar jobs and find out what works (and doesn’t) for them?  Plan on attending our very informal Adult Outreach Best Practices program and talking about your interests for your job, your frustrations and meeting others in your same line of work.  Please contact Jamie Markus ( if you would like to share one or more of your library’s outreach activities with the group. 

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Feb: Teacher Librarian News Night (Teacher Librarian Virtual Cafe)

February 17 (5-6 pm PST)

This is a LIVE show presented in news show format featuring a Wrap up of “This Month in School Libraries” and deeper discussion of topical school library issues with special guest experts. Did we mention it was LIVE?

For more information and to register for this program, visit:

Feb: Copyright, Libraries, and the Higher Ed Classroom (University of Wisconsin)

February 13 (10-11 am PST

Get updated on the latest lawsuits, campaigns, and other copyright happenings in the higher-education classroom. We'll touch on electronic-reserves legal action, streaming video legal action, the ARL Code of Best Practices in Fair Use, MOOCs, Google Books and Hathi Trust lawsuits, open access, open textbooks, and open educational resources.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:

Feb: How to Host a Preservation Week Event (Association for Library Collections & Technical Services)

February 12 (11-12pm PST)

Hosting an event in a discipline you are not too familiar with can be daunting. What topic do you choose, who can you find to speak, what if someone asks a question after the event and you don't know the answer? The Preservation Week web site is here to help! Join Donia Conn for tips on how to host an event, find a speaker, and use the Preservation Week web site to its fullest.

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Feb: Succession Planning: a Board and Staff Responsibility (Nebraska Library Commission)

February 12 (8-9 am PST)

Succession planning is NOT anointing the heir apparent, and taking action only when the director retires. It starts long before that. This talk focuses on a new way to think about board planning, administrative goals, and who to hire at all levels of the organization.

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Feb: Database of the Month: History Study Center (Wyoming State Library)

February 11 (10:15-11 am PST)

This month’s webinar will focus on History Study Center.  This resource contains a collection of digitized primary and secondary sources. It is suitable for a wide range of users, from high school students to researchers, and is great for quick and reliable facts on a historical topic, as well as, hard-to-find primary source texts. You’ll find reference books, essays, journal articles, historical newspaper and magazine articles, maps, rare books, government documents, transcripts of historical speeches, images and video clips covering ancient times to present. There are also Study Units covering 500 historical topics

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Feb: Getting Your Donors to Fall in Love With You (GuideStar)

February 11 (10-11 pm PST)

Landing that first donation is hard – but getting the second gift can be even harder. In this webinar, Farra Trompeter, vice president of Big Duck, will explore 11 ways you can tell if your donors love you. Through examples from nonprofits of all sizes, Farra will offer tips on new techniques you can try to woo current donors, lapsed donors, and even unsuspecting would-be donors (aka “prospects”) into everlasting love.

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Feb: RDA: What is it & what does it have to do with you? (Montana State Library)

February 11 (8-9 am PST)

Teressa Keenan of the University of Montana is sharing this training which she prepped for her colleagues at colleges across Montana with the rest of the library world.  Designed for reference librarians to understand how RDA may impact how records appear and how they are discovered. Check back for a complete description closer to the date of this event. Register early, though, as this class will fill up fast and live attendees are limited.  This training will be recorded for viewing later.

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Feb: Authority Control in the Library Catalog – eForum (Association for Library Collections & Technical Services)

February 11-12 

Join the eForum for this two day email discussion.  Authority control has been an integral part of library catalogs since the inception of the modern library. As library catalogs are being revolutionized in their construction and use, the question is often asked if it is still important. How does authority control benefit users of the catalog? What data is important to include? How do authorized terms and authority records improve searching in the catalog? How has RDA impacted authority control? How are libraries managing all the changes (including terms, the structure of authority records, and cataloging format)? Bring your thoughts and experiences and join us for a lively discussion on these questions and more as we explore the present and future of authority control.

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Feb: Design and Deliver Interactive and Effective Online Training (Training Magazine Network)

February 6 and 13 (11-12pm PST)

Virtual training opens doors, but for your learners to be successful, you must first overcome the anonymity of the online classroom with truly engaging presentation techniques. Register for this 2-part webinar series with Cindy Huggett, author and CPLP, to learn how to design and deliver an effective, world-class virtual training program.

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Feb: Evaluating Library Spaces through Simulation (San Jose State University)

February 5 (6-7 pm PST)

Dr. Jeremy Kemp at San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science will speak on Evaluating Library Spaces through Simulation, a report on work-in-progress gathering video walkthroughs of exemplary young adult library spaces from across the US and Canada and recreating them in Second Life for further study as part of a larger three-year grant project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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Feb: Teen Tech Week: Maker Activities (Young Adult Library Services Association)

February 5 (11-12 pm PST)

Join YALSA for information on Maker Activities for Teen Tech Week. Teen Tech Week is when libraries make the time to showcase all of the great nonprint resources and services that are available to teens and their families.  This year celebrate with the “DIY @ your library” theme during YALSA’s Teen Tech Week March 9-15, 2014.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:

Feb: Reading for Information in Preschool - Best Practices in Selecting Informational Text (Early Childhood Investigations)

February 5 (11-12pm PST)

Informational text is non-fiction written and intended to inform readers (and pre-readers) without reliance on characters.  How can preschool programs select informational text for children don’t even know how to read?  Even if you are already using informational text in your program, you may not fully realize its connection to meeting State PreK  and Head Start Standards and how important it is for preparing children to enter the world of Common Core State Standards when they enter Kindergarten. This webinar will focus on key selection criteria you need to know to make decisions for implementation.  You will leave the session with a title list of excellent examples of non-fiction titles, as well as an evaluation checklist that will help you select titles for your classroom.

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Feb: How to Present a Webinar (ALCTS)

February 5 (12-1 pm)
How to Present a Webinar (Association for Library Collections & Technical Services)

Webinars have become a standard continuing education tool. ALCTS is committed to creating new webinars on emerging issues for all technical services topics, and we would like to train possible presenters on how to develop and present a webinar. Join Keri Cascio, an experienced trainer and former chair of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee, for a how-to presentation on webinars.

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Feb: Visibility and the Common Core: Advocating for Your Library (EasyBib)

February 4 (1-2 pm PST)

Despite their controversial roll out, the Common Core standards continue to have an impact on our schools. During this time of transition, school librarians are integral to supporting teachers, students and administrators as they struggle with the changes brought on by the implementation of the Common Core. Presenters, Margaux DelGuidice and Rose Luna, Library Journal 2013 Movers and Shakers, will briefly cover the new standards with a main focus on the opportunities they provide for school librarians to advocate for their library programs. The presenters will also acknowledge the controversy that surrounds the Common Core standards, examining all sides of the educational debate.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: 

Feb: Xtreme Bibliographic Searching for ILL & Reference (ALA)

Four week course
Live sessions
Thursdays, Feb. 3-28, 2014
1-2pm 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!

The Method: Lecture, demonstrations, homework with student presentations of solutions
The Need: increasingly ILL operations are run by clerks without formal training resulting in an over reliance on WorldCat and licensed content.
This course goes beyond the basic tools to creative problem solving—using traditional tools in untraditional ways to fill requests.
Content covered Reading a MARC record
General MARC (which chunks describe the content, which describe the format, where the standard numbers are)
Searching Monographs
Monographic series
Articles cataloged as books
Conference proceedings
Chapter level information
Title changes
Holding statements
Fixing citations
Google, publisher sites without passing the paywall
Untraditional tools, LinkedIn,, PubMed, Google scholar Finding and communicating with authors
Linked in,, other sources
How to approach authors for best results Open Access Resources
Open Access journals
Open Access requirements in the US
Digital repositories Member sites for non-members
CRL Old school—NUC Locating international publications
Learning Outcomes
Ability to correct bad citations using Google scholar, PubMed, publisher web sites and other freely available web sites
Ability to search and use resources such as HathiTrust and CRL, even if the library is not a member, as bibliographic verification tools
Ability to use institutional repositories , Open Access resources, social network sites such as LinkedIn and as bibliographic verification tools and fulfillment sources

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

Friday, January 24, 2014

Feb: Dealing with Death and Grief in the Workplace (Florida Library Webinars)

10:30 am - 11:30 am EST

Many people spend more time at work than at home. Because we spend a lot of time with people at work, we may become close to them, like an extended family. When a colleague dies or one is grieving a death or a loss, the impact on his/her co-workers can be tremendous and can influence the workplace in a variety of ways. Often times, people don’t know what to say or do, fearing they will make the situation worse.  This interactive and informative webinar will help you and everyone in your workplace more effectively deal with this often uncomfortable topic and the situations that can occur in the workplace.

Andrew Sanderbeck will host this program, and topics to be covered in this webinar will include:
Guidelines for dealing with co-workers and grief
What to do when a co-workers experience a personal loss
How to help the bereaved worker
Ways to Support the workplace during times of death and grief

Can’t attend the live event?  Register over here for access to the recording, made available within 7 days of the live webinar.

Feb-Mar: Library Advocacy Unshushed: Values, evidence, action (edX)

Begins Feb 24, 2014 ... 6 week course

Learn how to be a powerful advocate for the values and future of libraries and librarianship. Be informed, strategic, courageous, passionate, and unshushed!

How can we strengthen libraries and librarians in the advancement of knowledge, creativity, and literacy in the 21st century? Though libraries have been loved for over 3,600 years, their relevance in the digital age is being questioned, and their economic and social impacts are poorly understood. What is really essential about libraries and librarians, today and tomorrow? How can library members and all who support the mission of 21st-century librarianship raise the profile and support of these timeless values and services, and ensure universal access to the universe of ideas in all our communities? This course is based on what works. We’ll take an inspired, strategic, evidence-based approach to advocacy for the future of strong communities – cities, villages, universities and colleges, research and development centres, businesses, and not-for-profits.

The course will include:

Values and transformative impacts of libraries and librarianship.
Research on current perceptions of libraries and librarians.
Role of relationships in advocacy.
Principles of influence and their impact on advocacy.
Strategic thinking and planning in advocacy.
Effective communication: messages, messengers, and timing.

Feb: Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (Open Universities Australia)

February 17-March 18, 2014

Macquarie University

This course provides you with an introduction to negotiation and conflict resolution from both an academic perspective and also from a practical or ‘skills’ based perspective. There are discussion boards which give you an opportunity to delve deeper into the issues with other people taking the course and also assessment items for you to undertake to help you recall key points along the way and to reinforce the learning. You will also receive some practical tips – negotiation ‘do’s and don’ts’, so you can continue to build on your skills in negotiation and conflict resolution after the course is complete.

Feb: Web science: how the web is changing the world (Future Learn)

Starts on 10 February    Duration: 6 weeks    University of Southampton

You may be an avid user of the Web but this introductory course in Web Science will help you to understand the Web as a both social system and a technical system: a global information infrastructure built from the interactions of people and technologies.

We will examine the origins and evolution of the Web, and consider key questions of Security, Democracy, Networks and Economy from both computational and social science perspectives.

By following this course, you will have a greater understanding of the Web and begin to develop skills for the digital era - skills that are useful for everyday life and widely sought by the technology driven employers of today.

This is the start of a journey that could help you shape the future of the World Wide Web.

Feb: Open Source Tools for Libraries (Lyrasis)

Member Price = $0,  Non-member Price = $25

The library community is a buzz about open source software (OSS). What will it mean to our libraries? Would it help if you knew that it is not just about programming, but a philosophy? This class will give you the facts about OSS by not only introducing you to what OSS is and what it means for libraries, but also by providing attendees with a toolbox of OSS products to use in their libraries.
Nicole C. Engard is the Vice President of Education at ByWater Solutions. Her primary role at ByWater Solutions is to educate librarians about open source software with a focus on the Koha ILS. In addition to her daily responsibilities, Nicole keeps the library community up to date on web technologies via her website "What I Learned Today..." ( and volunteers as a community moderator on In 2007, Nicole was named one of Library Journal's Movers & Shakers and in 2009 she was the editor of “Library Mashups,” a book published by Information Today, Inc. and in 2010 she authored “Practical Open Source Software for Libraries,” a book published by Chandos Inc. and in 2012 the second edition of "The Accidental Systems Librarian" which she worked on with Rachel Singer Gordon was released.

Registrations for this class must be received at least one week before the class date. Registrants should receive an email offering detailed login and setup instructions. Please call 800.999.8558 if you do not receive this email at least three days before the class. This class is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.
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Mar: Transforming and Querying XML with XSLT and Xquery (Library Juice Academy)

March 3-28, 2014     Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Price: $175
An introduction to the XSL Transformation language (XSLT) and the XML Query language (XQuery) including hands-on basic coding in both XSLT and XQuery. The goal of this course is to introduce students to some basic XML tools for manipulating XML documents and data. Topics will include: learning XSL language fundamentals and how to write basic XSL transformations, learning XQuery fundamentals and how to write basic XQueries, understanding the differences between XSL and XQuery. Students will learn how to write code to transform XML documents into other formats (for example, (X)HTML5, RSS, etc.), to search XML documents and document sets, and to extract metadata from XML documents. Students should have a basic knowledge of XML and XPath before starting the course.
Course outcomes will include:
how to create and manipulate XML documents
understanding how DTDs and Schemas define XML document structures and languages
understanding how to use XML electronic text markup languages and XML metadata markup schemas
understanding how XML markup schemas and standards are currently being used in the library community

This course can be taken as one of six courses needed to earn our Certificate in XML and RDF-Based Systems, and may assume a certain level of background knowledge covered in other courses in the sequence.

Mar: Information Architecture: Designing Navigation for Library Websites (Library Juice Academy)

March 3-28, 2014     Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Price: $175

Website navigation is a key design device to help users search and browse library websites and information systems. The design of Website navigation can be simple or complex, flat or deep. In all cases, website navigation should take into account information architecture (IA) best practices, common user tasks in the library domain, user research, analytics and information seeking models.
In this four week course, you will gain insight into the art & science of IA, the discipline of labeling and organizing online information for optimal usability and findability. This course will introduce you to basic types of navigation, as well as classification schemes for organizing information. You will learn about best practices for labeling navigation, search engine optimiziation (SEO) and usability. Finally, you will gain hands-on experience developing a navigation scheme for a library website.

This course can be taken as one of six courses needed to earn our Certificate in User Experience (UX), but can be taken as a stand-alone course as well.

Mar: Bringing Library Services to Mobile Devices (Library Juice Academy)

March 3-29, 2014     Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Price: $175
It is estimated that 1 out of 4 people own a Smartphones (i.e. phones classified as having Internet access like iPhones, Windows Phones, and Android Phones); every year, more patrons are demanding libraries bring their services to the gadgets they love. Upon completion of this four week course, you will better understand the best (and cheapest) ways to bring your library services to mobile devices, from smartphones to eReaders and tablets. We will also discuss the best ways to make sure your library’s homepage fits onto phones of any size, and look into practical solutions for creating both web apps and native iPhone / Android apps.
Course Objectives
Understand the difference between mobile apps and native apps and the importance they play in libraries
Recognize the best mobile services for your library and budget
Develop a plan of action for training staff and patrons to use new services
Hear from other librarians about what they have already implemented into their library with regard to mobile services
Discuss current trends in technology and how they might change what libraries offer in the future

Mar: Fair Use in Depth (Library Juice Academy)

March 3-28, 2014      Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Price: $175

Fair use in copyright is a complex area of law, and yet it is one on which librarians, other information professionals, and educators at all levels depend on a daily basis. Fair use is a tool that, when mastered, can greatly empower those who use it. Most of these individuals and institutions do not have as high a level of expertise in fair use as they could; without that higher level of expertise, it is unlikely that the individual or institution is taking full advantage of their fair use rights.
This workshop will explore fair use in depth, focusing on the skills needed to be able to thoroughly understand and apply fair use, and thus to make confident decisions, in any environment. This workshop is different than most on fair use in the following ways:
It teaches participants how to “think like a lawyer” in applying fair use.
It employs an active learning approach and thus requires active participation by participants.
Participants are taught how to approach fair use in a proactive, rather than reactive, manner.
Participants will learn how to make risk assessments in the fair use context, so that they can make the decisions most appropriate to the positions and values of their individual institutions.

Mar: Data Management (Library Juice Academy)

March 3-29, 2014      Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Price: $175

"Digital information lasts forever or five years, whichever comes first" - Jeff Rothenberg, RAND
Petabytes of scientific data are produced on a regular basis, but could be lost in as much time if they are not properly captured and curated for future use, nor marked up in a way that allows for discovery and reuse by researchers. What can we do to help? Librarians, archivists, and information professionals bring many necessary skills to the realm of scientific data. For instance, developing necessary metadata, standards, and systems of classification, or establishing an archival plan for data selection, migrating data forward, and creating finding aids that capture the placement of data in its milieu for the user, or finally developing appropriate databases and technologies to support data creation, preservation, discovery, and reuse to capture data earlier in the data lifecycle rather than asking for deposition after the publication is away. As institutions are largely being held responsible for the long-term preservation and hosting of scientific research data, data librarianship within the context of academic and special libraries is both viable and necessary for those who have an interest.
As a relatively new area, data management is a place where individuals can make a difference by bringing our expertise to this timely need. The purpose of this course is to explore the processes of data production and data management, and the role of LIS professionals and institutions in supporting data producers. The course will cover the following topics:
- The role and lifecycle of research data
- Data curation lifecycle
- Stakeholders and stakes
- The role of institutions and libraries
- Data curation and preservation strategies
- Tools for writing data management plans
- Repositories and registries
- Metadata standards
During the course students will be exposed to various policy reports and current research, and will result in the preparation of an NSF or NIH data management plan and an institutional data management plan.

Mar: Cataloging for Non-Catalogers (Library Juice Academy)

March 3-28, 2014     Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Price: $175

This class will look at the fundamentals of what library cataloging is, some of the basic principles, and why it is fundamental to information access and retrieval in library information systems. The goal is not to teach cataloging mechanics, but to look at different data structures, information organization, authority control, and how non-print materials are handled. The class is intended for non-catalogers who wish to gain a better understanding of cataloging in order to help them in their non-cataloging roles in the library.
At the completion of this class, the attendee will:
- Understand what what catalogers do and how their work correlates to other activities in the library.
- Be able to distinguish between “Cataloging” and “Information management.”
- Identify the different types of information selection tools and information organization scheme(s).
- Recognize the important of data integrity and what role entropy plays in library catalog information.
- Understand how cataloging information is stored and manipulated in an electronic environment.

Feb: Techniques for Student Engagement in Library Instruction (Library Juice Academy)

February 3-28, 2014     Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Price: $175

How do we engage students in their own learning, especially in short, one-shot library instruction sessions? In this workshop we will examine a variety of student engagement techniques, focusing on Bloom's Taxonomy of Learning, problem solving, and metacognition. Over the course of four weeks we will examine up to 10 of these techniques and how they can be applied in traditional, blended, and online classes. We will especially uncover approaches that will work for one shot library sessions. In groups we will examine one or two student engagement techniques in detail, and explore how these might work in our own contexts. We will also develop a plan for applying a student engagement technique in our own practice. This will be a discussion intensive workshop in which it will be essential to follow a close schedule of information presentation, interaction, and assessment.

Feb: Introduction to Genealogical Librarianship (Library Juice Academy)

February 3-28     Credits: 1.5 CEUs    
Price: $175

Most short courses in genealogical librarianship actually focus on genealogy and only discuss library concerns briefly. This course seeks to reverse that. While a brief introduction to genealogy will be given, the majority of the course will focus on collection development, reference interviews, programming, and support for genealogical researchers. By the end of the course you will understand how genealogy reference interviews differ from normal reference interviews. You will also be familiar with the core print and online references needed to support most basic genealogical questions. Finally, you will have been introduced to some of the resources that can help you develop programming or be used in other ways to support your genealogical reference activities.

Feb: To Russia with Love – of Marketing [SJSU SLIS Colloquium Series]

February 11, 2014
Time: 12:00pm PST - 1:00pm PST 

SJSU SLIS instructor, Dr. Christine Koontz, will discuss how her participation in an international library association led to her working with the Russia State Library, helping them develop a marketing strategy to reach library users in that country. As the former Soviet republic transitions to a more democratic way-of-life, state agencies are learning how to promote their resources and services. Dr. Koontz’s presentation will provide insight as to how this is impacting the library world in Russia.

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Feb: Me, My Thesis, and I [Career Colloquium] (SJSU SLIS)

Thursday, February 06, 2014
Time: 5:30pm PST - 6:30pm PST 

This workshop will present the basis of Robyn Dexter's thesis, what she learned from it, and why students would want to do a thesis. Dexter will also discuss her current activities. Topics will include the 4000-mile journey to change her topic, a roadmap to the things she wished she had known, and how staying with the adventure has benefited her personally and professionally.

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Feb: Network Security Monitoring (O'Reilly)

WednesdayFebruary 19, 2014    1pm EST

Is your network safe from intruders? Do you know how to find out? Do you know what to do when you learn the truth? In this Webcast Richard Bejtlich, CSO of Mandiant, will describe Network Security Monitoring, a methodology he learned and developed in the Air Force to detect and respond to intruders. His latest book, The Practice of Network Security Monitoring, contains Richard's latest thinking on the subject, as well as an introduction to the premier open source NSM distribution, Security Onion. Richard will show how NSM can help you implement a security strategy that wins against a variety of intruders, based on fast, comprehensive, and accurate incident detection, response, and containment.

Feb: Designing Multi-Device Experiences (O'Reilly)

TuesdayFebruary 18, 2014   1pm EST

UX design across smart phones, tablets, computers, TV, and beyond

What does it mean to design a product in a world where people own multiple connected devices and are already using them interchangeably, in order to accomplish a single goal? This hands-on webcast presentation by Michal Levin author of Designing Multi-Device Experiences, explores three key patterns to addressing this new reality: consistent, complementary, and continuous. Michal will show how these patterns can be used to develop a rich, contextual experience across different devices, keeping in mind the one thing that matters most: people.

Feb: Data Everywhere: Data Anthropology, Quantified Self, Machine Data, Human Centered Design, and more A Preview of Strata Santa Clara 2014 (O'Reilly)

February 4, 2014   12pm-2pm EST

Duration: Approximately 120 minutes.

Cost: Free

In mid-February, Strata returns to Santa Clara for its fourth year. Since the conference started, it’s grown in size and scope, broadening its focus to include design, ethics, machine data, and hard business cases that show how a connected world is changing society forever.

In this free online conference, we'll be showcasing some of the hot topics and thought-provoking speakers who will be joining us for the event. It's your chance to see what we're covering and to find those can't-miss tracks and sessions.

Feb: How to Design and Deliver an Accessible Webinar (Accessible Technology Coalition)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern

Access to individuals with disabilities, including those who are deaf or hard of hearing and people who are blind or have low vision must be provided. This applies whether you are participating in a webinar or presenting one. The Great Lakes ADA Center has worked together in providing a monthly webinar series and has developed some technical assistance to assist others in ensuring accessibility. This session will examine the use of interactive features, captioning, audio connections, and other features as it relates to those who are planning to provide webinars as well as those who are developing webinar platforms.

Session Objectives:
• Be able to identify at least 3 barriers that individuals with disabilities experience when accessing webinar platforms and content and how to address them.
• Be able to identify at least 3 features that impact accessibility in the design and delivery of webinar content
• Be able to identify features within a webinar platform that need to be considered when choosing among various options
• Identify at least 3 resources, and other tools for creating an Accessible Webinar

Feb: Big Talk From Small Libraries 2014 - Online Conference (Nebraska Library Commission)

The first two Big Talk From Small Libraries conferences were such a success, we're doing it a third time!
Big Talk From Small Libraries 2014 will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014 between 8:45 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (CT) via the GoToWebinar online meeting service.

We’ve been listening! A comment we’ve heard pretty often is that so many presentations at conferences seem to be by and for librarians from larger libraries. Well, Big Talk From Small Libraries will change that. This free one-day online conference is aimed at librarians from small libraries; the smaller the better. Each of our speakers will be from a small library or directly works with small libraries.

Topics will range from technology (new tech and old tech) to programming to new roles for the library. Come for the programs on what you’re dealing with now, or maybe try something new.

Everyone is welcome to register and attend, regardless of how big or small their library is, but if your library serves a few thousand people, or a few hundred, this is the day for you.

Big Talk From Small Libraries 2014 will be broadcast online using the GoToWebinar online meeting service. GoToWebinar login instructions will be e-mailed to registered attendees the day before the conference. Please see the NLC Online Sessions webpage for detailed information about GoToWebinar, including system requirements and firewall configuration.

This conference is organized and hosted by Michael Sauers, Laura Johnson, and Christa Burns of the Nebraska Library Commission and is co-sponsored by the Association for Rural & Small Libraries.
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Feb: Where in the world...? Nebraska's Polley Music Library and the World of Music Librarianship (Nebraska Library Commission)

February 5, 2014   10-11 am Central Time

Carolyn Dow, Polley Music Library Manager, Lincoln City Libraries, will discuss the statewide resource that is the Polley Music Library, along with her involvement in the International Association of Music Libraries, of which she is currently Public Libraries Branch chair.

Sessions are recorded for anyone who may want to see them again or who cannot attend them at the scheduled time. Registration is not required to view the archived recordings.

Feb: The Iron is HOT: Libraries as Innovative & Creative Community Catalysts (WebJunction)

February 11, 2014    2-3 pm EST

This webinar helps to define the successful library as one that serves as a vibrant and active community center. Learn how to take a leadership role as a creative catalyst – exploring new ways to build partnerships, strengthen community and contribute to local development.

Renew your sense of hope for the longtime viability of public libraries. Presenter Mary Lou Carolan sees amazing and out-of-the-ordinary opportunities for your library to serve as a vibrant and active community center. The library can be the creative catalyst to ignite community enthusiasm. Learn about the ‘Inside/Outside Approach’ and other engaging and fun marketing practices. Find out how to implement ‘placemaking’ for lighter, quicker, cheaper ways to attract more users. And catch the sense of urgency that libraries need to act now:  Hope, Opportunity, Time – strike while the iron is HOT!

This webinar is hosted in collaboration with Geek the Library, a community awareness campaign.

Feb: Library Surveys for Success (WebJunction)

February 4, 2014    2-3 pm EST

In this webinar, learn the fundamentals of creating, disseminating and analyzing a library survey in order to better understand the needs of your community, and to build awareness of the services your library provides.

Surveys are often the tool of choice when you want to determine how to meet the needs of your community or measure your library’s impact. But do you know how to use the tool effectively? Choosing the right survey style for the situation and knowing which question type will elicit the best responses are critical elements for gathering meaningful information. Learn how to conduct an effective survey that can be used to make, measure, and meet your library’s goals. The results may just surprise you. At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

Understand why and how to conduct a survey
Describe the key elements of an effective library survey
Discuss the pros and cons of different survey styles
Identify 5 main question types and when to use each of them.

Feb: Proposal Budgeting Basics (GrantSpace)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  ET
Live webinars are scheduled at Eastern Time.
Learn to prepare and present a budget in a grant proposal.
This session, geared to the novice grantseeker, will cover such topics as:
  • What is included under the "personnel" section and how to calculate it?
  • What level of detail do you need to include for non-personnel expenses?
  • How do you determine reasonable costs?
  • What types of expenses are considered "overhead"?
  • What other financial documents will funders want to see?
Prior attendance at Proposal Writing Basics is strongly recommended.

NOTE: When you click on "Register Here" you will be taken to a registration page on Adobe Connect, our webinar platform. You will be prompted to create an account, with a username and password that you can use to sign up for additional webinars and then to enter the webinar on the scheduled day and time.

If you've never taken a Foundation Center webinar before, click here to see how they work.

Feb: Proposal Writing Basics (GrantSpace)

Friday, February 14, 2014 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm  ET
Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation.
For those new to proposal writing, this class will cover:
  • How the proposal fits into the overall grantseeking process
  • What to include in a standard proposal to a foundation
  • Tips for making each section of your proposal stronger
  • What funders expect to see in your proposal and attachments
  • Tips for communicating with funders during the grant process
  • Additional resources on proposal writing, including sample proposals
Please Note:

NOTE: When you click on "Register Here" you will be taken to a registration page on Adobe Connect, our webinar platform. You will be prompted to create an account, with a username and password that you can use to sign up for additional webinars and then to enter the webinar on the scheduled day and time. 
If you've never taken a Foundation Center webinar before, click here to see how they work.

Feb: Introduction to Finding Funders (GrantSpace)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  ET 

This session provides an introduction to the Foundation Center's comprehensive online database, Foundation Directory Online Professional. Learn how to create customized searches to develop targeted lists of foundations that will match your nonprofit organization's funding needs. We will spend time exploring Power Search, which allows you to search across nine Foundation Center databases – grantmakers, grants, companies, 990s, news, jobs, RFPs, nonprofit literature, and IssueLab reports.

Note: The webinar assumes no previous experience with Foundation Directory Online Professional.

Feb: Grantseeking Basics (GrantSpace)

Monday, February 03, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET

Gain an introduction to the world of foundation fundraising.
Are you a representative of a nonprofit organization?
Are you new to fundraising?
Do you want to learn how the funding research process works, and what tools and resources are available?
Learn how to become a better grantseeker! In this class we will cover: what you need to have in place before you seek a grant; the world of grantmakers; the grantseeking process; and available tools and resources.

NOTE: When you click on "Register Here" you will be taken to a registration page on Adobe Connect, our webinar platform. You will be prompted to create an account, with a username and password that you can use to sign up for additional webinars and then to enter the webinar on the scheduled day and time. 
If you've never taken a Foundation Center webinar before, click here to see how they work.

Mar: Developing Your Emotional Resilience (AMA)

Mar 26, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern

Almost all of us work in a business environment that is intense and unrelenting.
Resilience simply refers to one’s ability to adapt to stressful situations or crises.  More resilient managers are able to accept life changes and adapt to adversity without lasting difficulties, while less resilient managers have a much harder time handling stress and change.

Managing emotions is a fundamental part of resilience.  This can mean managing the emotions that you experience or managing the emotions of those around you.  Good emotional resilience enables you to increase productivity, improve morale, reduce absenteeism, retain your best people and improved team relations.
When you understand the role of emotions in resilience, you will have the ability to understand when they can drain resilience and when they can facilitate or enhance resilience.

So what do these emotions mean?
Emotions are not about being soft and fluffy. Rather, they are vital in helping you make hard, direct management decisions.  There is intelligence in emotions and intelligence can be brought to emotions.

This webcast explains the role of emotions in management and explores how and why managing your emotions can help make you a better leader. You’ll see real examples and get loads of practical hints that you can use straight away.

What You Will Learn
Join us to discover how better understanding your emotions and those of others can improve individual well-being and organizational effectiveness:
What resilience is and why it is so difficult to measure
The role of emotions in managing situations that may cause anxiety and stress
The emotions that drain and the emotions that facilitate or enhance resilience
How to interpret and use the information that emotions provide
What happens when you have too much emotional resilience?
Eight ways to develop emotional resilience with useful hints and tips to help.
While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required.

Feb: Ignite Your Career by Creating a Powerful Body of Work in 2014 (AMA)

 Feb 12, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern


Define Your Action Plan for the Next Year
In today's job market, job titles, years of experience and educational background are not enough to ensure a flourishing career.
To stand out from your peers and invite ongoing opportunities, you have to create and share a compelling body of work. Whether you want to aim for a promotion, switch careers, grow your personal brand or deepen your expertise by writing a book, you need a plan of action to get you there.

What You Will Learn

In this webcast, business coach and bestselling author Pamela Slim will help you:
  • Understand the eight steps required to build a powerful body of work that will drive career growth and opportunities
  • Define your top three strategic career priorities for 2014, and identify the underlying projects you need to accomplish them
  • Identify the specific knowledge, resources and mentors you need to accomplish your goals
  • Create a concrete plan with milestones to ensure you accomplish your career goals in 2014.
While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required.

Feb: Tips for the Positive Deviant (InSynch)

Feb 11, 2014   2:00 PM-3:00 PM EST

What's a positive deviant? Researcher Jerry Sternin discovered that, "In every group there are a minority of people who find better and more successful solutions to the challenges at hand. Even though they have access to exactly the same resources as the rest of the group, their uncommon practices or behaviors allow them to flourish". One of our favorite positive deviants, Dr. Jane Bozarth, will lead you on an overview: who are some positive deviants? What kinds of success have they had? How did they do it? Plus: 5 critical behaviors necessary for those who aspire to positive deviancy! Note: this session is intended for high performing, high potential staff and those who supervise them. It is not aimed at "fixing" problem performers.