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July 2024

 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

                 * To register to any of the following sessions, please click the session title on the left *

 

Session Title Description Date/Time (ET)

Cultivating an Inclusive Environment: Engagement and Outreach in Academic and Public Libraries

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Engagement is the key to student success and patron support, and diversity and inclusion lead the way to reaching new patrons and meeting current patrons where they are. Revisiting new and old methods of engagement with patrons can build an environment where they feel supported, involved, and seen. In this presentation, learn how a large academic library is using traditional orientation tables, innovative transfer programs, and book displays with a diversity focus to reach minoritized groups and solidify the library as a welcoming environment. Public library programming will be compared to the academic setting, and suggestions on how to scale and translate these programs into school and special libraries will be presented.

July 11th

2:00-3:00pm ET

Newspaper Digitization and Preservation at Illinois

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In this Funding to Preservation: A Digital Content Life Cycle Series webinar, William Schlaack will detail newspaper digitization experiences and best practices at the University of Illinois. William will describe the selection, collation, quality control, and digital preservation elements to newspaper digitization. Special attention will be given to the work done as a part of the National Digital Newspaper Program.

July 16th

2:00 - 3:00pm ET

Digital POWRR: Digital Preservation 101

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This session of the Funding to Preservation: A Digital Content Life Cycle Webinar Series is designed for smaller, under-resourced organizations who understand the need for digital preservation but are not sure how to begin creating daily workflows that incorporate accessioning, processing, and storing digital materials (both born-digital collections and files from digitization projects). The digital curation lifecycle will be viewed through a practical lens and the class will step through an end-to-end workflow for a hypothetical digital collection using simple, open-source digital preservation tools.

July 23rd

11:00am - 12:30pm ET

A Recipe for Special Collections: Using Cookbooks to Create More Inclusive Collections

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Cookbooks are more than just collections of recipes. They are profound documents for cultural memory and identity. As part of the library’s Special Collections student engagement program at The Johns Hopkins University, cookbooks have proved to be the perfect seed to grow interest in using primary sources and to refresh collection development. Learn how a focus on cookery leads to more inclusive acquisitions and opportunities for student learning both in and of the classroom.

July 23rd

2:00- 3:00pm ET

Metadata in Digital Content: A Look at Shareable Metadata in Aggregation Services

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In this Funding to Preservation: A Digital Content Life Cycle Series webinar, Megan Pearson, Project Coordinator for the Illinois Digital Heritage Hub (IDHH), the Illinois Hub for the DPLA, will share her experience with aggregating metadata and working with metadata created by other institutions, including standardization practices and methods used by the IDHH, and offer some thoughts on how to create shareable metadata across environments.

July 30th

2:00 - 3:00pm ET

                                                                         

June 2024

 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

                 * To register to any of the following sessions, please click the session title on the left *

 

Session Title Description Date/Time (ET)

 Grant Opportunities with the National Historic Publications and Records Commission

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In this session the Director for Publishing Programs will talk about their program to support Collaborative Digital Editions. The goal of this program is to provide access to, and editorial context for, the historical documents and records that tell the American story. Projects may focus on broad historical movements in U.S. history, including any aspect of African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American history, such as law (including the social and cultural history of the law), politics, social reform, business, military, the arts, and other aspects of the national experience.

June 4th

10:00-11:00am ET

Open FL Monthly Meeting

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Join Florida's open and affordable community (OPEN FL)  for conversation, hot topics, and OER searches! These monthly meetings are conducted using Microsoft Teams, and are for anyone interested in OPEN-FL, a community dedicated to providing and promoting affordable, quality access to Florida higher education.

Discussions include:

• Hot topics in Florida open education and/or beyond

• Share your favorite resource for “Course of the Month”

• Open question time: Ask FLVC (or other community attendees) a burning question


This month's course of the month is MAC1140 (Precalculus Algebra)

June 5th

2:00 - 3:00pm ET

 Processing Born-Digital Materials Resources

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This presentation will detail the workflows used by the team at University at Buffalo's Special Collections to process born-digital records such as working with donors, initial collection review, describing digital records, and working with hybrid collections.

June 11th

11:00am - 12:00pm ET

Retrofitting Learning Objects for Better Engagement and Efficiency

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Librarians are increasingly being asked to do more: reach more patrons, teach more classes, offer more learning modalities, keep tutorials, research guides, and videos updated as technologies evolve and user expectations change.  At the University of West Georgia, the librarians took a comprehensive look at their services and resources to identify and retrofit existing materials to better engage their community and future-proof their instructional materials.  During this webinar, discover ways to identify commonalities in your workflow, implement broad changes in a politically astute way, and utilize computer science best practices to prepare your library for future changes.

June 12th

2:00 - 3:00pm ET

Documenting Dissent: Capturing Student Protests, Navigating Disinformation, and Ethical Considerations

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 This timely webinar, “Documenting Dissent: Capturing Student Protests, Navigating Disinformation, and Ethical Considerations,” offers a powerful resource. Led by a panel of experts including Lae’l Hughes-Watkins, from Project STAND(opens in new window) – a web portal with over $800,000 in grant funding to document student activism, particularly in marginalized communities – this workshop goes beyond just collecting information. You’ll learn best practices for capturing the complexities of campus protests, from demonstrations and sit-ins to clashes with police. The panelists will also address the pervasiveness of misinformation surrounding these events and equip you with the skills to navigate it effectively. Most importantly, you’ll gain valuable insight on ethical considerations in documentation, ensuring your captured record serves as a valuable resource for future generations.

June 17th

2:00 - 3:30pm ET

Digital Preservation Basics with Storage Media and Digital Forensics

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This workshop will introduce you to the basics of digital preservation. It will empower those without a background in computers or coding to feel confident doing digital preservation in archives!

The presentation will help identify different storage media encountered in archival collections as well as introduce digital forensics tools to help with data integrity and authenticity. Finally, participants will have an opportunity to experiment with Library of Congress’s Bagger software to demonstrate how you might transfer files safely off hardware and generate metadata while you do it!

June 18th

11:00am - 12:00pm ET

                                                                   

May 2024

 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

                 * To register to any of the following sessions, please click the session title on the left *

 

Session Title Description Date/Time (ET)

Open FL Monthly Meeting

Sponsored By

Join Florida's open and affordable community (OPEN FL)  for conversation, hot topics, and OER searches! These monthly meetings are conducted using Microsoft Teams, and are for anyone interested in OPEN-FL, a community dedicated to providing and promoting affordable, quality access to Florida higher education.

Discussions include:

• Hot topics in Florida open education and/or beyond

• Share your favorite resource for “Course of the Month”

• Open question time: Ask FLVC (or other community attendees) a burning question

This month's course of the month is: HMV0101 (Hospitality Management)

May 1st

2:00 - 3:00pm ET

Summer Reading Success: Amplify Library Programs With NC LIVE Resources

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Get ready to take your library's summer reading program to new heights with NC LIVE resources! Join us as we share how to find age-appropriate reading recommendations in NoveList Plus, and enhance your in-person activities with interactive videos and games from Just For Kids.

Learn how to integrate these resources seamlessly into your programming and marketing. And finally, discover practical strategies for making this summer your most successful yet!

May 2nd

2:00 - 3:00p.m ET

Mental Health in Library Settings Training Course

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This webinar will provide a basic overview of common mental health situations that may arise in library settings, with the goal of emphasizing an empathic understanding for the patrons experiencing these mental health challenges.

May 8th

2:00 -  3:00pm ET

 

YA Romance Readers' Advisory: Curious About Crushes

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LibraryLinkNJ is proud to offer the next webinar in our series on genre reader's advisory, following successful programs on horror, romance, and fantasy readers' advisory. By popular demand, we are now highlighting YA romance. With several subgenres and tropes, it can be difficult to know how to get started promoting and suggesting YA romance to teens and young adults. Come learn why readers love YA romance and how you can promote it all year long.

May 8th

4:00 - 5:30p.m. ET

 

                  

      April 2024

 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

                 * To register to any of the following sessions, please click the session title on the left *

Session Title Description Date/Time (ET)

Scarcity or Thriving? 10 Surprising Signs that Your Workplace is an "Abundance Magnet"

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Tired of feeling like you're constantly scraping by? Is "Let's do more with less" your organization's theme song? Imagine attracting resources, stakeholders, and opportunities effortlessly, with people actively singing your praises instead of questioning your value. Sounds impossible, right?

Enter the Abundance Magnet!  An Abundance mindset is the blueprint on how to go from normalizing burnout and distrust to accomplishing goals and being recognized for all your hard work!

In this presentation, we'll unveil the top 10 surprising signs that your organization is moving towards a value communication powerhouse. So, buckle up and discover where you land on the list - you might be closer to Abundance than you think!

April 3rd

 

2:00  - 3:00 p.m.

Open FL Monthly Meeting

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Join Florida's open and affordable community (OPEN FL)  for conversation, hot topics, and OER searches! These monthly meetings are conducted using Microsoft Teams, and are for anyone interested in OPEN-FL, a community dedicated to providing and promoting affordable, quality access to Florida higher education.

Discussions include:

• Hot topics in Florida open education and/or beyond

• Share your favorite resource for “Course of the Month”

• Open question time: Ask FLVC (or other community attendees) a burning question

This month's course of the month is: ASC1000 (Aviation Science

April 3rd

2:00  - 3:00 p.m.

Using the HR Lens: Making Your Interview Process Inclusive and Equitable for Your Organization

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Job seekers desire a workplace where everyone feels seen, heard, and represented. This webinar will cover the interview process, and how to make it more equitable for your library or organization.


This presentation will not be recorded, but there will be an opportunity for Q&A.

April 3rd

 

2:00  - 3:00 p.m.

Learning with LOUIS: Didn't You Learn that in High School? A Study of First Year College Students' Information Literacy Skills

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In the Fall of 2022, LSUS librarians conducted a research study to determine the information literacy skills and knowledge gaps of incoming first-year students.

This study, conducted via survey, explores the knowledge level of first-year students concerning information literacy concepts based upon the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, first-year students' motivations for attending college, and first-year students' information literacy self-efficacy. In this session, Jessica Hawkes will discuss the results of the study, implications of the survey results, and areas for further research.

 

April 10th

2:00- 3:00 p.m.

Simplify Techniques for Mastering Data Viz: A Fundamental Approach to Learning about Data and Visualization Software

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 This webinar will provide a step-by-step approach to learning how to collect data and use popular data visualization software. We will also explore ways to incorporate these techniques into our work routine and pedagogical strategies for students. This is an exclusive opportunity for information professionals and librarians to learn valuable insights into the power of data visualization in education.

April 10th

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Social Media Strategies To Boost Your Library’s Reach & Impact

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Managing library social media accounts can sometimes feel like one task too many. But with the right strategies, social media can be a great way to get free marketing for your library’s programs and services.

In this webinar, four panelists from both public and academic libraries will share their tips and tools for getting the most out of social media for libraries of any size and experience level. Join us for a moderated discussion followed by time for audience questions.

April 11th

1:00  - 2:00 p.m.

Page Turners: Promoting Leisure Reading in Academic Libraries

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While many students come to their academic library for research, some libraries are finding ways to engage them beyond classwork.

Join our panel of experts to learn about leisure reading programs in academic libraries that captivate students, faculty, and staff. From curated book clubs to literary events, discover how you can foster a love for reading while enhancing your campus community.

April 15th

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Past to the Future: The Intersections of Digitization, AI and the Digital Humanities

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Bryan Benilous, Chief Consultant, Paperboy Digital Consulting will discuss how digitization programs feed AI; and, how AI is being used to improve digitization. He will explore challenges with the existing ecosystem (silos, paywalls, biases, copyright, etc…). He will dig deeper into how Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is utilized and how it is being improved by AI. Various Digital Humanities resources both Open Access and commercial will be highlighted. Attendees will be inspired to explore how their content might contribute to the broader digital corpus in support of the Digital Humanities.

Please Note: Online registration is available until: 4/16/2024

April 18th

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Elevating The Library Experience With Creative Programming

Sponsored By

In this webinar, our panel of community engagement librarians will share practical tips and examples for connecting with your patrons through library programs. From interactive workshops to local partnerships, these ideas will inspire both beginners and seasoned programmers in all kinds of libraries. Learn how to reach even more of your community with imaginative and interactive events.


 

April 18th

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Spell it Out: E-Resource Licensing Lunch 'n Learn Series

Sponsored By

The purpose of the series is to gather librarians who work with e-resource licensing to hear their colleagues share expertise on specific sections of a license and aspects of license negotiation in a quick, easy-to-digest format

April 24th

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Mapping Opportunities: Leveraging Social Explorer for Library Outreach

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In this webinar, we’ll show you how to identify potential patrons, understand their preferences, and tailor your outreach efforts for maximum impact. Devon Waugh, the NC LIVE Instruction Librarian, and Jeffrey Hahn, Director of Academic Sales & Support from Social Explorer, will share practical tips, case studies, and hands-on demonstrations. Join us as we guide you through tools to learn more about demographics and interests in your community.

April 25th

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Poison in the Stacks? Ongoing Research on Heavy Metals in 19th Century Books

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Recent research in the cultural heritage field has identified the presence of arsenic and other heavy metals in pigments used on 19th Century books. How does this impact libraries with older books in their collections?

This webinar will provide a brief introduction to this area of research and how it became a hot topic in the conservation field, and an overview of projects currently underway at three Illinois universities. Staff from Northwestern University, University of Chicago, and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will discuss their ongoing research, as well as access and handling policies for 19th C. materials, at their respective institutions. We will also provide information to help smaller institutions decide how they may want to approach potentially toxic heavy metals in their own collections.

April 30th

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

                  

      March 2024

 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

                 * To register to any of the following sessions, please click the session title on the left *

Session Title Description Date/Time (ET)

Get to Know the New, Upcoming Illinois SCOERs OER (Program 1)

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Please join CARLI and the Open Educational Resource Committee as we celebrate a series of programs highlighting the upcoming publications of Illinois SCOERs Round Two and Three awardees.

The Illinois SCOERs awards are made possible because of a generous grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) and the United States Department of Education's Open Textbook Pilot Program.

March

4th

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Get to Know the New, Upcoming Illinois SCOERs OER ( Program 2)

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Please join the CARLI and the Open Educational Resource Committee as we celebrate Open Education Week, with a the second of a three part series of discussions highlighting the upcoming publication of Illinois SCOERs Round Two and Three Awardees.

 

March

6th

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Open FL Monthly Meeting

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Join Florida's open and affordable community (OPEN FL)  for conversation, hot topics, and OER searches! These monthly meetings are conducted using Microsoft Teams, and are for anyone interested in OPEN-FL, a community dedicated to providing and promoting affordable, quality access to Florida higher education.

Discussions include:

• Hot topics in Florida open education and/or beyond

• Share your favorite resource for “Course of the Month”

• Open question time: Ask FLVC (or other community attendees) a burning question

This month's course of the month is: Humanities 2020

March 6th

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Get to Know the New, Upcoming Illinois SCOERs OER ( Program 3)

Sponsored By

Please join the CARLI and the Open Educational Resource Committee as we celebrate Open Education Week, with a the third of a three part series of discussions highlighting the upcoming publication of Illinois SCOERs Round Two and Three Awardees.
 

March

7th

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Key Findings and Student Reflections from the "Illinois Course Materials Survey: Student Perspective"

Sponsored By

 

 

CARLI staff will share key findings from the "Illinois Course Materials Survey: Student Perspective" and a student panel will reflect on these results in this webinar open to all Illinois Libraries and members of the Professional Development Alliance.

This session will be part of CARLI's Open Education Week programming.

March 5th

11:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Getting Started with Infographics

Sponsored By

In this dynamic session, you will create a fun infographic in AdobeExpress and learn how presenting information visually invites learners to engage deeply, discuss thoughtfully, and make vital connections for learning!

Please Note: Online registration is available until: 3/6/2024

March  7th

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Advanced Training On Social Explorer: Gathering In-Depth Data Insights

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Elevate your library's data literacy expertise with our comprehensive advanced training on Social Explorer! Jeff Essic, GIS Librarian at NC State University, will delve into the intricacies of Social Explorer, a powerful tool for visualizing and analyzing demographic and socioeconomic data. Designed for those already familiar with the basics, this training will empower librarians to unlock the full potential of this resource, enabling them to assist patrons with more complex data inquiries and research projects.

Key Highlights:

Distinguishing Between Data Sources: Learn the ins and outs of the American Community Survey and the US Census - two major sources of data in the platform.

Advanced Mapping Techniques: Learn advanced mapping functionalities to create visually compelling representations of demographic trends, migration patterns, and social indicators.

Integration with Library Services: Discover strategies for integrating Social Explorer into library services, from consultations to educational programs and community outreach.

Creating Custom GIS Data Sets: Dive into advanced data manipulation and analysis features, allowing librarians to extract meaningful insights from diverse datasets.

By the end of this training, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to confidently navigate Social Explorer's advanced features, providing an enhanced level of support to library patrons and contributing to the overall data literacy mission of your institution.

March 7th

2:00 - 3:15 p.m.

The Librarian's Guide To Licensing: How to Start Navigating The Complexities

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Join NC LIVE  for an insightful webinar tailored for library staff seeking to enhance their understanding of electronic resources licensing. Their experienced panel will delve into key topics, including the purposes and importance of licensing, sources for information and assistance, key license terms and negotiation strategies, and plenty of positive encouragement for your license negotiation journey. Gain valuable insights, ask questions, and leave with a comprehensive understanding of licensing essentials to empower your library's collection development.

Don't miss this opportunity to navigate this complex landscape with confidence and make informed decisions that positively impact your library's services and resources.

March 13th

2:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Finding Diverse Titles For Readers' Advisory

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Join NC LIVE for an enriching session on leveraging NoveList Plus to find diverse and inclusive titles for your readers' advisory toolkit. In this training, you'll explore advanced search strategies tailored to unearth books that celebrate a wide range of cultures, perspectives, and voices.

Learn how to navigate NoveList Plus to recommend literature that reflects the diversity of your community and engages readers from all walks of life.

This session will equip you with the skills to enhance your readers' advisory services with a rich tapestry of stories. Don't miss this opportunity to broaden your literary horizons and connect readers with books that resonate with their unique experiences.

March 19th

2:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Spell it Out: E-Resource Licensing Lunch 'n Learn Series

Sponsored By

The purpose of the series is to gather librarians who work with e-resource licensing to hear their colleagues share expertise on specific sections of a license and aspects of license negotiation in a quick, easy-to-digest format

March 20th

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

                  

      February 2024

 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

                 * To register to any of the following sessions, please click the session title on the left *

Session Title Description Date/Time (ET)

Vendor Relations: A Practical Q & A!

Sponsored By

 

Jenn Brosek, Collection Strategist at UNC Charlotte will be joined by Jacob Daoud, Senior Academic Library Consultant (Gale, a Cengage Company). Some of your previous questions that weren't able to be answered will serve as sample scenarios for the variety of ways librarians can partner with vendors to support their libraries. Then, we will have open time to discuss new questions and scenarios from both a librarian and vendor point of view.

*We are excited to once again provide a safe place to discuss librarian and vendor relationship management, so this session will not be recorded. We hope this will encourage open dialogue.

February 1st

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Unpacking Peace of Mind: A Librarian’s Guide to Calming Relocation Jitters & Finding an Affordable Dream Haven

Sponsored By

Like a successful career, real estate investments can help you build generational wealth. And changing jobs can provide an opportunity to optimize your property ventures. Whether relocating across the country or across town, learn how to navigate questions like, should I sell my existing home? What does passive rental income really involve? Will it be best to rent or purchase in my new city? And how do I find a sales agent? Also, get tips for avoiding relocation pitfalls. Those experienced with selling and re-settling and first-time homebuyers alike will learn valuable information to prepare for any move, including ones that accompany a new job.

Note: Relocation can be a sensitive topic. No attendee cameras will be on. Attending names will not appear when posting comments/questions to the moderator.

February 1st

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Benefits of Inclusion in the Workplace: Ways to Attract Job Seekers and Keep Them

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 This presentation will leave you more empowered to write inclusive job descriptions for a diverse workplace, ensuring that you are making a strong impact on the talent you attract. Attendees will learn how to improve hiring and recruiting practices, create more inclusive job postings, and ensure interview are successful for the candidate and for themselves! 

February 7th

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

OPEN-FL Monthly Meeting

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These monthly meetings are conducted using Microsoft Teams, and are for anyone interested in OPEN-FL, a community dedicated to providing and promoting affordable, quality access to Florida higher education.

Discussions include:  

• Hot topics in Florida open education and/or beyond  

• Share your favorite resource for “Course of the Month”  

• Open question time: Ask FLVC (or other community attendees) a burning question

This month's course of the month is: 

 Intro to Biology

February 7th

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Equity and Ethics in Cultural Heritage Preservation

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While organizational custodians typically maintain policy statements and undertake digital projects supporting access to cultural heritage materials, there remain concerns about the gatekeeping of materials and information.

Webinar attendees will: 

  1. Learn about collection development and management concerns affecting different communities from community-based experts; 

  2. Understand how oppression and injustice appears in our everyday work through policy and practices that negatively impact marginalized communities; 

  3. Apply concepts, information, and resources to begin examining collections, policies, and practices in their own institutions. 

February 7th

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Digital Humanities and Emerging Technologies: Collaboration, Vision, and the Future

Sponsored By

This talk presents recent examples of digital humanities research that uses augmented reality and other emerging technologies in unique domains for archival and visualization purposes. Specifically, it will highlight a collaboration using augmented reality between Ohio State design professor Matt Lewis and staff from the Reynolds-Finley Historical Library, an entity of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Libraries. These AR prototypes, and other projects, represent the interrelated connection between education, libraries, and the digital humanities, and how this connection can continue to grow

February 14th

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Getting Started with Adobe Express

Sponsored By

Master the Basics of Adobe Creative Express. Unlock the full potential of Adobe Express and embark on a journey of creative exploration with our ACE Level 1 Session. Whether you’re a beginner with no prior experience or someone looking to enhance their skills, this comprehensive course will equip you with the fundamental knowledge and techniques to confidently navigate Adobe Express.

February 15th

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Crisis Communication: The Librarian's Guide to Clear Communication Under Pressure

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In this webinar, you will discover how to prepare mentally and emotionally for crisis situations, reflect on crisis sessions specifically for librarians, and learn tips on advanced communication messaging to be clear and concise

February 20th

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Spell it Out: E-Resource Licensing Lunch 'n Learn Series

Sponsored By

The purpose of the series is to gather librarians who work with e-resource licensing to hear their colleagues share expertise on specific sections of a license and aspects of license negotiation in a quick, easy-to-digest format

February 21st

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

CARLI OER Faculty Workshop: Supporting Academic Success: Open Educational Resources and Equitable Course Materials (Session 1)

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The CARLI OER Committee invites institutions to share with their teaching faculty this opportunity to attend a workshop to learn about open educational resources including open textbooks.

The workshop will identify:

• what are open educational resources (OER);

• benefits and motivations for using OER;

• how to find and evaluate OER;

• how to integrate OER into your class. After attending, CARLI-member teaching faculty will be invited to write a short review of an open textbook in the Open Textbook Library.

February 21st

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Empowering Classroom Creativity with Generate AI in Adobe Express

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In this 1-hour session, participants will discover the exciting possibilities of Generative AI in Adobe Express, focusing on text-to-image and text effects. They will explore the benefits of using Generative AI in the classroom and engage in hands-on activities to unleash their creativity. 

The final activity will challenge participants to create a captivating poster for a school subject or any topic of their choice using the power of Generative AI.

February 22nd

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

CARLI OER Faculty Workshop: Supporting Academic Success: Open Educational Resources and Equitable Course Materials (Session 2)

Sponsored By

The CARLI OER Committee invites institutions to share with their teaching faculty this opportunity to attend a workshop to learn about open educational resources including open textbooks.

The workshop will identify:

• what are open educational resources (OER);

• benefits and motivations for using OER;

• how to find and evaluate OER;

• how to integrate OER into your class. After attending, CARLI-member teaching faculty will be invited to write a short review of an open textbook in the Open Textbook Library.

February 29th

12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

 

                                                                

                                              January 2024

                                      SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

                                                * To register to any of the following sessions, please click the session title on the left *

Session Title

Description

Date/Time (ET)

Assisting Faculty with Integrating AI in the Classroom

Sponsored By

Presenter Denice Lewis will share teaching methods for demystifying complex AI concepts, making them accessible and engaging for students of all levels. Attendees will see AI tools such as ChatGPT, Google Bard, Perplexity.ai, and other tools in action and will learn how to develop interactive exercises and group activities that promote critical thinking. Through this comprehensive webinar, you'll gain the knowledge and confidence to introduce AI effectively into the classroom, irrespective of your background with this topic.

January 9th 

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Spell it Out: E-Resource Licensing Lunch 'n Learn Series

Sponsored By

The purpose of the series is to gather librarians who work with e-resource licensing to hear their colleagues share expertise on specific sections of a license and aspects of license negotiation in a quick, easy-to-digest format

January 17th

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Instructional Designer OER Learning Circle

Sponsored By

Join Rebel Cummings-Sauls, Director, Digital Services/OER, FLVC Library Services and Elisabeth Ball, Program Manager, Digital Services/OER, FLVC Library Services for the Instructional Designer OER Learning Circle for conversation, OER basics and hot topics!

Hot Topics

Faculty training and support, including how to find, evaluate, adopt, adapt, and author OER
OER accessibility and inclusion
Emerging Technologies and OER: AI, VR, multimedia
 

January 17th

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Advanced Readers' Advisory: Unleashing The Power Of NoveList Plus and Ebook Collections

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Take your readers' advisory skills to the next level with our comprehensive training on advanced search strategies using NoveList Plus and our ebook platforms. In this workshop, the NC LIVE Instruction Librarian will be joined by Readers' Advisory expert Julie Raynor, Digital Services Librarian at High Point Public Library. 

We will delve into the intricacies of NoveList Plus, exploring advanced features and search techniques to help you confidently connect readers with their next favorite book.

January 25th

2:00 -3:15 p.m.

                                                                

                                          December 2023

                                      SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

                                                * To register to any of the following sessions, please click the session title on the left *

Session Title

Description

Date/Time (ET)

Library Signage: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

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The session will look critically at many types of library signs and review the positive and negative aspects of library signage. We will also address how to conduct a signage audit and the importance of library branding. This session also addresses customer service issues as they relate to signage. Online resources will be provided and there will be opportunities for Q&A and discussion.

December 5th

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

A Gentle Introduction to ChatGPT

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Join presenter Mary Ton for a technobabble-free introduction to generative AI. As we discuss what’s happening behind-the-scenes, we’ll identify common issues when working with GPT-generated text, including hallucinated citations, and consider the current state of copyright for AI-generated works. We’ll also play with prompts for generating library programming ideas, developing creative projects, and copyediting. The final 40 minutes of the workshop will be devoted to Q&A and hands-on activities, so bring your curiosity and questions!

December 5th 

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

OPEN-FL Monthly Meeting

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These monthly meetings are conducted using Microsoft Teams, and are for anyone interested in OPEN-FL, a community dedicated to providing and promoting affordable, quality access to Florida higher education.

Discussions include:  

• Hot topics in Florida open education and/or beyond  

• Share your favorite resource for “Course of the Month”  

• Open question time: Ask FLVC (or other community attendees) a burning question

This month's course of the month is: 

OER Swap, Any subject – bring your favorite to the holiday celebration of OER.

The hot topic of the month is: Plans for the New Year

December 6th

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Embedding AI Tools Into the Research Process

Sponsored By

This webinar will provide real-world examples of integrating AI tools into an individual research process with students, faculty, and staff.  Attendees will gain invaluable tips and best practices for integrating AI tools responsibly into research workflows. Learn about how multiple AI tools can be leveraged by researchers to streamline literature reviews, analyze data, and gather insights across various disciplines. Whether you are working with seasoned academic or budding researchers, this webinar promises to be a game-changer!                              

December 6th

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Spell it Out: E-Resource Licensing Lunch 'n Learn Series

Sponsored By

The purpose of the series is to gather librarians who work with e-resource licensing to hear their colleagues share expertise on specific sections of a license and aspects of license negotiation in a quick, easy-to-digest format

December 6th

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Creating Competitive Grant Application Timelines and Budgets

Sponsored By

 

This workshop will help to remove the mysteries of what works and doesn’t work when reasonably budgeting for grant project funding requests, in-kind contributions, overhead expenses, and more. It will help you understand the relationship between the timeline and the budget and how they work together within the proposal. Examples of awarded applications will demonstrate successfully crafted timelines and budgets.

December 7th

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Understanding MARC: an Introduction for All

Sponsored By

 

Join presenter Robin Fay in learning the secrets of your library catalog through the lens of MARC.  We’ll discuss the relationship between the public view of resources and MARC, terminology related to MARC, common MARC fields, data relationships within a MARC record, why MARC is still relevant, and much more! 

December 7th

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

NC LIVE Resources For Teaching Information Literacy

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In this workshop, we'll equip you with the expertise to leverage databases effectively, enabling you to become a guiding force in students' research and learning journeys.

Uncover the full potential of our vast database resources - carefully curated to align with college curriculum and research needs. From academic journals to specialized databases, we'll show you how to navigate these platforms to empower students with credible and authoritative sources.

Master the art of teaching students to evaluate and discern credible information in an era of abundant misinformation. Our workshop will provide you with strategies and exercises that instill essential critical thinking skills, enabling students to become savvy consumers of information.

December 11th

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Metronet Learnabout: Google Secrets

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This one-hour webinar will introduce you to some practical and fun tools that you may not have been aware of previously. We'll share some of Google's Secrets.

December 11th

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Flirting with AI: Spend Some Interactive Time Exploring New Apps and Tools for Research

Sponsored By

From developing a research question to finding key articles for a literature, different AI tools can be used to make the process more efficient and effective.  Do you need seed articles for a research topic?  Do you want to make sure that none of your references have been retracted? Are you looking for a generative AI tool that will give you actual versus hallucinated citations? Let’s head into the winter break with new tools to play with. This interactive talk will allow participants time to follow along as we speed date our way to going beyond Chat GPT.

December 13th

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

So What? How to Write a Statement of Significance for Grant Applications

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Often known as the “holy grail” of grantseeking, this workshop will share concepts related to how to approach the application question: What is the significance of your proposed project?

December 14th

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Negotiation 101: Strategies for Vendor Advocacy and Partnership

Sponsored By

This webinar provides a robust foundation in negotiation theory and practice for newcomers to library-vendor negotiations. In addition, the webinar equips veteran negotiators with fresh ideas and strategies for success.

December 14th

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

OER Virtual Institute for Cardiovascular Technology

Sponsored By

Join FLVC Library Services and Florida Southwestern State College for the OER Virtual Institute for Cardiovascular Technology! Faculty, instructional designers, staff, and others interested in open educational resources for healthcare technology will find this monthly, eight session course valuable.

December 15th

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

 

                                                                 

                                          November 2023

                                      SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

                                                * To register to any of the following sessions, please click the session title on the left *

Session Title

Description

Date/Time (ET)

Accessible Library Experiences

Sponsored By

Starting with real-world examples from the NC State University Libraries, we’ll ideate solutions to make library events, services, and environments more inclusive for people with disabilities. Even when some aspects of our buildings are beyond our direct control, we can get creative to make an immediate positive impact while also learning about and advocating for the needs of people in our communities to move forward long-term change.

 

November 1st

2:00  3:30 p.m.

OPEN-FL Monthly Meeting

Sponsored By

These monthly meetings are conducted using Microsoft Teams, and are for anyone interested in OPEN-FL, a community dedicated to providing and promoting affordable, quality access to Florida higher education.

Discussions include:  

• Hot topics in Florida open education and/or beyond  

• Share your favorite resource for “Course of the Month”  

• Open question time: Ask FLVC (or other community attendees) a burning question

This month's course of the month is: 

Introduction to Literature

The hot topic of the month is: Literature on OER, Bring your favorite or recent read on OER

November 1st

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Learning with LOUIS: The Digital Divide in Your Community: Research Tools to Identify Populations Who Face Digital Equity Barriers

Sponsored By

 

 

In this webinar, you’ll learn more about the specific populations most impacted by the digital divide and how the upcoming Digital Equity Act Grant Programs are meant to address these digital inequities.

This webinar will also include an overview of several free data collection tools for researching how your community is affected by the digital divide and where these populations are concentrated - so you can better understand the needs in your community. Gathering this data is the first step in designing digital inclusion initiatives and writing effective grant proposals for your library, university, or organization.

November 1st

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Amplifying Voices: Research on Black & African American Student Experiences In The Academic Library

Sponsored By

 

 

Join us for an engaging panel discussion showcasing the efforts of librarians of three universities that have surveyed the experiences of Black and African American students within their academic libraries. By sharing these insights, we aim to uplift their voices, enrich library services, and foster an environment where all students thrive.

November 2nd

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Transformative Representation: Strategies for Improving Recruitment and Retention of BIPOC Library Workers

Sponsored By

This event brings together a dynamic panel of experts, each offering a unique perspective on this vital topic. Two public library managers, well-versed in recruitment and retention strategies, will share their hands-on experiences and successful practices. Complementing this expertise, two faculty members from regional universities will unveil illuminating findings from their current national study on this vital topic.

November 6th

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Accessibility and Disability in Special Collections

Sponsored By

 

In this webinar, attendees will get an overview of physical and digital accessibility best practices in special collections for users and employees. While similar to accessibility in libraries, this topic is different in terms of types and quantity of material, discovery tools, and resource description. Archives have also historically focused on increasing discoverability and maybe accessibility while neglecting the emotional experience—what is it like to find yourself described in outdated and offensive language and work with this material for a long period of time?

November 7th

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Rethink and Rejuvenate Your Meetings

Sponsored By

 

This session will introduce and reaffirm various components of hosting and attending meetings. We will discuss group dynamics, active listening skills, conflict management, how to create an inclusive environment, and how to communicate clear meeting guidelines, instructions, and outcomes.

November 8th

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Engaging Students in Their Own Learning: Incorporating OER into Science (and non-Science) Classes (Fall Webinar-Open Science Stories from Florida)

Sponsored By

 

This webinar presentation will provide both science-based and non-science-based instructors/instructional designers/staffers with methods to engage students in their own learning while integrating OER. Techniques such as mastery learning, constructivist learning, service learning, and problem-based learning (and associated OER resources) will be defined and briefly explored. 

November 9th

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Metronet Learnabout: Google Productivity

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Are you always looking for new ways to increase your productivity? Google calendar, Gmail and others incorporate Google Tasks. Come learn more about this tool and built in features to help streamline your work.

November 13th

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Radicalizing LIS: Equity vs. Equality

Sponsored By

 

 

This talk will address "decolonizing" or re-envisioning LIS, and the skills and disposition our profession requires to look outside of our discipline and Western norms, to engage with diverse scholarship and perspectives necessary to build a foundation for what is a more equitable profession.

November 14th

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Spell it Out: E-Resources Lunch & Learn Series

Sponsored By

The purpose of the series is to gather librarians who work with e-resource licensing to hear their colleagues share expertise on specific sections of a license and aspects of license negotiation in a quick, easy to digest format. The topic of this month's session is Interlibrary Loan.

November 15th

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

OER Virtual Institute for Cardiovascular Technology

Sponsored By

 

Join FLVC Library Services and Florida Southwestern State College for the OER Virtual Institute for Cardiovascular Technology! Faculty, instructional designers, staff, and others interested in open educational resources for healthcare technology will find this monthly, eight session course valuable. 

November 17th

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Bridging the Gap and Developing Community: Promoting Intentional Outreach Practices Across the Library and Beyond

Sponsored By

 

Join this session for an engaging way to learn how newfound relationships through community building can increase your visibility on campus, open up prospects to grow professionally, and support increased engagement in reference services, instruction opportunities, and outreach initiatives at your institution. 

November 28th

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

OER for the Healthcare Professions (Fall Webinar #4--Open Science Stories from Florida)

Sponsored By

 

Presenters Dr. Karen Valaitis and Andi Nelson will discuss their experience adapting and authoring content to create several healthcare-focused OER books appropriate for courses in healthcare or nursing programs or students in other disciplines seeking a better understanding of the healthcare field. They will discuss their reasoning for switching to OER, the process of choosing whether to adopt, adapt, or create, and share the lessons they learned along the way.

November 30th

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

                                                            

                                           OCTOBER 2023

                                      SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

                                                * To register to any of the following sessions, please click the session title on the left *

 

 

Session Title Description Date/Time (ET)

Library Carpentry Workshop Series Fall 2023 

Introduction to Library Carpentry & Tidy Data

Sponsored By

This workshop introduces basic concepts, skills, and tools for working with data so that you can work more efficiently and consistently with library data in Spreadsheets.

Register once for a series of 4 sessions.

Tidy Data curriculum 

October 2nd

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

OPEN-FL Monthly Meeting

Sponsored By

These monthly meetings are conducted using Microsoft Teams, and are for anyone interested in OPEN-FL, a community dedicated to providing and promoting affordable, quality access to Florida higher education.

Discussions include:  

• Hot topics in Florida open education and/or beyond  

• Share your favorite resource for “Course of the Month”  

• Open question time: Ask FLVC (or other community attendees) a burning question

This month's course of the month is: Principles of Microeconomics

The hot topic of the month is: Econ Reimagined

October  4th

2:00-3:00 p.m.

ASERL Community Conversations: Open Access and Artificial Intelligence

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Join the ASERL Scholarly Communications Interest Group for the first of a four-part series looking at hot topics in scholarly communications.  

Artificial intelligence and its impact on libraries and other cultural heritage institutions is a current hot topic, and in just a few weeks the inaugural ai4Libraries conference will convene for a day of discussion and reflection. Join us as we speak with ai4Libraries founder Anu Moorthy, who is coming to us from Georgia Tech where she is an Electronic Resources Librarian. She will be speaking briefly about the ai4Libraries conference, and then we will open the floor for questions and discussion about the intersections of artificial intelligence and open access.

 

   * Please Note: THIS CONVERSATION WILL NOT BE RECORDED.*

October 5th 

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Academic Librarians’ Opinions on Social Justice Advocacy

Sponsored By

This session will reveal the results of 113 academic librarians surveyed regarding their views on social justice advocacy. As part of a mixed-methods exploration, both quantitative and qualitative elements will be explored. Beyond a comprehensive survey administered, librarian advocates describe how they approach issues of social justice, what the benefits are of addressing inequities within academic libraries, what barriers they've encountered in their advocacy efforts and initiatives, and what advice a more experienced advocate might offer to a peer with less knowledge who is interested in becoming more involved.

October 11th

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

A Discussion of Generative AI and Copyright 

Sponsored By 

How might the widespread uptake of generative AI tools impact copyright?

Join Professor Derek Bambauer from the University of Florida Levin College of Law for a discussion of the copyright questions AI like ChatGPT is generating.

October 12th

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Internet Generation: Connecting with Gen Z in the Library Landscape

Sponsored By

The next generation of students and library workers is purpose-driven with a global mindset. Not a monolith, they are the first generation to grow up without memory of a time before the internet. This generational snapshot will help academic librarians understand experiences and perspectives of our Gen Z students and team members.

October 12th

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Library Carpentry Workshop Series Fall 2023 

Library Carpentry Session 2: Open Refine 

Sponsored By 

This hands-on workshop introduces OpenRefine, a free and powerful browser-based software tool for working with messy data. OpenRefine helps you standardize and clean data in tabular formats (e.g., spreadsheets). 

OpenRefine curriculum

October 16th

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Metronet Learnabout: What's New Google?

Sponsored By

Google is continually refining its Workspace suite, offering new tools and enhancements tailored for the evolving needs of professionals. Discover and explore these latest updates and underused features. This Learnabout will present several fresh tips for maximizing the potential of Google Slides, Docs, Forms, Chrome, and Classroom.

October 16th

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Giving a Hand Up: Why Mentorship Matters

Sponsored By

In 2021/2022 Susan Howell and Tammie Busch conducted a focus group study with tenure-track and tenured librarians. One of the most prominent themes that came out of these focus groups was mentorship and how mentorship has been helpful and how it has been lacking. Although our focus group centered on tenure-track librarians what we have learned is mentorship benefits all librarians. In this program we will discuss the benefits of mentorship, how one finds mentorship, and how to be a mentor.

October 17th

11:00 a.m.

- 12:00 p.m.

Spell it Out: E-Resource Licensing Lunch and Learn Series

Sponsored By

The purpose of the series is to gather librarians who work with e-resource licensing to hear their colleagues share expertise on specific sections of a license and aspects of license negotiation in a quick, easy to digest format.

  • Please register only once, even though the registration page appears to only contain the October session. You will be on the roster for all sessions, and reminders and Zoom links will be sent the Monday before each meeting.
  • Sessions will be online, 12PM CST (1PM EST), 30 minutes in length, on Wednesdays, once per month.
  • There will be no cost, sessions are open to any librarian interested in the topic, but registration is required.
  • Sessions will consist of a 15-20 minute presentation on a specific aspect of e-resource licensing, with 10 minutes left for questions. If there is robust conversation occurring, no need to end early, but no pressure to stay.

October 18th

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

After ChatGPT and GPT-4, what does the future for scientific researchers look like?

Sponsored By

The world has been largely caught off-guard by the release of ChatGPT, and the dizzying pace of advances in AI that seem to keep coming. What's behind these changes? What can current AI actually do, and what can it not do? And what does it mean for the future of science and research? John Licato, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at USF, Director of the AMHR Lab and a researcher in AI, provides an accessible overview that will separate the hype from fact. 

October 26th

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Library Carpentry Workshop Series Fall 2023 

Library Carpentry Session 3: The Unix Shell

Sponsored By

The Unix shell (or simply the shell) is a command line interface that allows you to interact with your computer using typed text commands. This workshop introduces you to how you can use the shell to automate tasks, and to manipulate, count, and mine data. 

UNIX Shell curriculum

October 30th

2:00-5:00 p.m.

The FIERCEST Framework

Sponsored By

 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn and practice three simple life hacks for happiness
  • Discover a guaranteed successful start to the day
  • Develop a personalized plan of action and their go-to tools for when you are “in a funk”
  • Learn to leverage the science behind habit development for maximizing your positive impact in life
  • Be able to implement the research-backed secrets to habit development

Key Takeaway: A self-assessment of how close you are to living your FIERCEST Life and a plan for the future.



 

October 31st

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

                                                                         

                                           SEPTEMBER 2023

                                      SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

                                                * To register to any of the following sessions, please click the session title on the left *

 

 

Session Title Description Date/Time (ET)

OPEN-FL Monthly Meeting

Sponsored By

These monthly meetings are conducted using Microsoft Teams, and are for anyone interested in OPEN-FL, a community dedicated to providing and promoting affordable, quality access to Florida higher education.

Discussions include:  

• Hot topics in Florida open education and/or beyond  

• Share your favorite resource for “Course of the Month”  

• Open question time: Ask FLVC (or other community attendees) a burning question

This month's course of the month is: Trigonometry

The hot topic of the month is: MyOpenMath - Homework and Assessment Tools

September 6th

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Wait? We’re Drawing? Engaging Visual Strategies for First Year Library Orientation

Sponsored By

At the University of Memphis, librarians designed a highly visual lesson to improve first-year students’ knowledge of library spaces. Incorporating research on the relationship between drawing, cognitive engagement, and recall, librarians sent students out to interact and explore the library with a series of guided questions and maps. When students returned, they created a collaborative portrait of the library’s spaces. Presenters will highlight the lesson plan and the reasons behind their unique form of engagement as well as present findings of post-surveys and collaborative portraits collected during the sessions.

September 7th

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Empowering Students to Use AI Tools Ethically and Effectively

Sponsored By

How can students use ChatGPT, Google Bard, Microsoft Bing, Elicit.org, scite.ai, Perplexity.ai, and other AI tools ethically and effectively? 

This webinar will cover the importance of digital literacy in the context of AI interaction. Teaching students how to evaluate information generated by AI tools can help them understand the importance of source evaluation, and will help them not only in college but also in their daily lives. 
Although the focus has been on ChatGPT and students - utilizing it to write essays, students can use AI tools to develop their semester schedule, edit an essay, understand a complex topic, and research esoteric fields.  Attendees will receive practical advice and learn how academic librarians can foster understanding of AI tools, their ethical use, and how students can effectively utilize them to navigate the halls of education.  

September 12th

2:00-3:00 p.m.

OER Faculty Workshop: Supporting Academic Success: Open Educational Resources and Equitable Course Materials

Sponsored By

The CARLI OER Committee invites institutions to share with their teaching faculty this opportunity to attend a workshop to learn about open educational resources including open textbooks.

The workshop will identify:

  • What are open educational resources (OER);
  • Benefits and motivations for using OER;
  • How to find and evaluate OER;
  • How to integrate OER into your class.

September 13th

12:00-1:30 p.m.

Personal Librarians: Building Relationships Across Campus

Sponsored By

Hear how Ms. Welber spearheaded Princeton's Personal Librarian Program in 2017 and leveraged technology to strengthen and grow the program.  During her presentation, she will walk us through the program's genesis, addresses the pitfalls encountered along the way, and reveals the solutions that led to its huge success among Princeton’s undergraduates. She also shares some exciting refinements and expansions to this robust outreach, including a subset of the program focusing on student athletes (requested by Princeton’s Academic-Athletic Affairs Department) and wildly successful "anti-procrastination" events. Get lots of concrete tips and ideas.

September 14th

2:00-3:00 p.m.

OER Virtual Institute for Cardiovascular Technology

Sponsored By

Join FLVC Library Services and Florida Southwestern State College for the OER Virtual Institute for Cardiovascular Technology!  Faculty, instructional designers, staff, and others interested in open educational resources for healthcare technology will find this monthly, eight session course valuable. 

Specific goals of the Institute are to introduce faculty/staff to:

1. OER (open educational resources) and licensing practices

2. Identifying adequate OER

3. Creating and publishing OER

4. Implementing practices of H5P with OER for course delivery and design

Participants will create/produce a chapter/section of an OER in cardiovascular technology to use in their professional setting. 

Attendance is free for this virtual event! 

September 15th

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Leveling Up: Navigating Career Growth Through Informal Leadership in Libraries

Sponsored By

Unlock the power of informal leadership in the world of libraries with our illuminating workshop, "Leveling Up: Navigating Career Growth Through Informal Leadership in Libraries." Join us for a transformative experience as we bring together dynamic librarians who have embraced informal leadership roles to drive change and create impact.

Through engaging presentations, interactive discussions, and real-world examples, you'll gain invaluable wisdom on navigating the intricate landscape of informal leadership. Learn how they harnessed communication skills, built strong alliances, and effectively influenced peers. This workshop isn't just about honing leadership prowess; it's about fostering a mindset that empowers every participant to make a lasting impact.

Whether you're a librarian aspiring to amplify your influence or a library professional aiming to create positive change, this workshop promises to equip you with the tools and inspiration to thrive. Don't miss the chance to learn from those who have not just followed the path but paved it themselves.

 

September 29th

9:00 a.m.-

2:00 p.m.

With Breaks.

 

                                                                            

                                                AUGUST 2023

                                      SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

                                                * To register to any of the following sessions, please click the session title on the left *

Session Title Description Date/Time (ET)

An Endless Game of Catch-Up: Exploring the Impact of ChatGPT on Research and Learning in Higher Education

Sponsored By 

 

Join us for a thought-provoking panel discussion on the impact of ChatGPT on libraries and higher education. Our panelists will begin by providing a foundational overview of what ChatGPT is, the basics of language models, and how these models are trained. They will explore the implications of this technology, as well as the need to educate students and faculty on what this tool does. Special attention will be paid to the opportunities and ethical considerations surrounding the use of AI in higher education.

As this technology rapidly evolves, it will be critical for libraries to get ahead of the discussion and understand how AI will shape conversations about information privilege and access in the years to come. There will also be a Q & A period at the end of the discussion.

Please send your questions to enorlin@aserl.org by July 17th.

August 1st

2:00-3:30 p.m.

OPEN-FL Monthly Meeting

Sponsored By

These monthly meetings are conducted using Microsoft Teams, and are for anyone interested in OPEN-FL, a community dedicated to providing and promoting affordable, quality access to Florida higher education.

Discussions include:  

• Hot topics in Florida open education and/or beyond  

• Share your favorite resource for “Course of the Month”  

• Open question time: Ask FLVC (or other community attendees) a burning question

This month's course of the month is: Introduction to Sociology

The hot topic of the month is: OERigins- How Would You Write Your Story?

 

August 2nd

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Redesigning a Library Website

Sponsored By

Developing a website that meets branding guidelines, prioritizes student-focused user needs, and caters to library professional user quirks can be tricky and, at times, downright impossible. This session explores redesigning a library homepage, including planning, building, implementing, and assessing a new library website. A robust resource list is provided to help start the redesign process, along with guidance on developing a unique website schema and layout. Conflict between university branding guidelines and EDU platforms is discussed.

Attendees with zero coding experience, those with little to no budget for web redesign, and those from small libraries are all encouraged to attend.

August 15th

2:00-3:00 p.m.

 

Harnessing AI Tools and Resources in Higher Education

Sponsored By 

 

In this webinar, we will demonstrate powerful AI tools and resources to see their transformative impact on higher education. Like ChatGPT, we will use participants’ questions, feedback, and ideas to foster a conversation as we all explore the potential of AI technologies in academic settings. Whether you are new to these types of tools/resources or are already experimenting with them in your institution, this webinar will provide you with practical knowledge and strategies to maximize the benefits of AI in higher education.

During this conversational session, we will:

Offer practical strategies to maximize the benefits of AI in higher education

Demonstrate ways to personalize educational experiences for students

Ensure your questions, concerns, and ideas are heard and addressed

Participate in creating a future-ready educational ecosystem

August 17th

2:00-3:00 p.m.

OER Virtual Institute for Cardiovascular Technology

Sponsored By

Join FLVC Library Services and Florida Southwestern State College for the OER Virtual Institute for Cardiovascular Technology!  Faculty, instructional designers, staff, and others interested in open educational resources for healthcare technology will find this monthly, eight session course valuable. 

Specific goals of the Institute are to introduce faculty/staff to:

1. OER (open educational resources) and licensing practices

2. Identifying adequate OER

3. Creating and publishing OER

4. Implementing practices of H5P with OER for course delivery and design

Participants will create/produce a chapter/section of an OER in cardiovascular technology to use in their professional setting. 

Attendance is free for this virtual event! 

August 18th

10:00-11:00am

 

                                                                             

                                               JULY 2023

                                      SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

                                                * To register to any of the following sessions, please click the session title on the left *

Session Title Description Date/Time

Racial & Gender Bias in Search Engines

Sponsored By 


This session explores some of the racial and gender biases found in search and looks at how these biases impact search results. By examining the idea of search neutrality, we can gain a better understanding of how human beings influence, for better or worse, the creation and ongoing maintenance of search algorithms. Through examining bias in search, we can help our patrons improve their search and online information literacy.

July 12th, 2023

2:00-3:00 ET 

Business & Market Research Workshop

Sponsored By

 

This specific workshop will explore best practices for business research, how to integrate these practices with your library's programing, and use these resources to build connections outside the library.

July 17th, 2023

1:00-4:00 ET

Teaching Information Literacy Workshop

Sponsored By

This specific workshop will explore best practices for teaching information literacy to college students. We will cover resources for developing a topic, beginning research, and thinking about key concepts, such as peer review and how to evaluate sources. Attendees will walk away with videos and materials they can share with faculty or embed in a learning management system.

July 24th, 2023

1:00-4:00 ET

Successful Workplace Communications Series: Navigating Difficult Conversations

Sponsored By


In this first session of the Successful Workplace Communications Series, presenter Ben Mead Harvey will explain how to effectively navigate those conversations. We will open with a discussion of the fight-or-flight response, which leads to ineffective behaviors in tense conversations. We will follow with specific strategies you can use in-the-moment to guide the conversation to an effective conclusion.

The session will finish with long-term strategies to implement that will help keep things amicable when difficult conversations arise.

 

July 25th, 2023

2:00-3:30 ET

The Road Less Taken: Communication and Collaboration vs. Perspectives and Assumptions

Sponsored By

In recent times, a spotlight has been placed on how we in the library world do business on a daily basis. Spending time thinking of how we can change our ideas and habits, how we interact with each other, and ways we have exchanges with patrons have led to many changes in workflow and thought processes. Let's go down a few paths into where we were, where we went due to the pandemic, and where we need to go in the future as well as what happens with communications, collaborations, perspectives, and assumptions.

July 26th, 2023

2:00-3:00 ET

 

JUNE 2023

                                       SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

          * To register to any of the following sessions, please click the session title on the left *

Session Title Description Date/Time

Improving Student Parent Learning through Design of a Family Study Room

*Sponsored by FLVC*

Student parents are an often-overlooked group in library services; however, they are a growing part of the student population, especially in the community college setting. Libraries have a unique opportunity to provide amenities to support student parents and make a difference not just in the success of the parent, but in the life of their child. This data-rich presentation covers design, implementation, and the vision behind Tallahassee State College Library's family study room, as well as overviews existing student parent data, space usage, and satisfaction. The presentation will include suggestions for libraries on a budget and an overview of existing amenities for student parents in the library.

June 8th, 2023

2:00-3:00 ET 

ChatGPT in Action: Real-World Applications for Librarians 

*Sponsored by FLVC*

 

In this webinar, we will highlight real-world examples of how librarians can use ChatGPT to provide effective reference services, answer common questions, and assist patrons with research. We will also discuss best practices for implementing ChatGPT in your library, including strategies for training and integrating the technology into your library workflows. During the session, you will:

-Gain an understanding of AI and see how it is becoming a “machine trait”.

- Explore the capabilities of ChatGPT and learn first-hand how it can be used for generating human-like text for chatbots, content creation, searching for information, and other purposes.

- Brainstorm ways in which ChatGPT technology can be utilized to enhance learning.

June 14th, 2023

1:00-2:00 ET 

Intersection between Cognitive Disabilities and the User Experience 

*Sponsored by ASERL*

This webinar will discuss the challenges that people with cognitive disabilities have reading content online and its relationship to the user experience principles. One of the goals is to provide you with some information you can use to improve the user experience for everyone regardless of their challenges. 

June 20th, 2023

2:00-3:00 ET 

At First You Don't Succeed: Lessons from Two Semesters in the Credit-Bearing Classroom 

*Sponsored by ASERL*

Teaching in any environment involves a lot of trial and error, especially when developing lessons for the first time. In spring 2021, Grace Therrell taught a for-credit First Year Seminar focused on social media. The experience was trial-by-fire, as she had to navigate developing a full-semester course for the first time, teaching online (and during a pandemic), and tying information literacy concepts to a larger context. Grace taught a version of the course again, this time in-person, in Fall 2022.

In this webinar, participants will hear how Grace navigated challenges throughout both semesters, using reflection and student feedback to regroup. 

June 21st, 2023

2:00-3:00 ET 

 

MAY 2023

                                        SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

          * To register to any of the following sessions, please click the session title on the left *

Session Title Description Date/Time

Film Inspection and Handling 101

*Sponsored by CARLI*

Do you have film collections? Are you interested in their long-term preservation but don’t know how to get started?

Join UIUC’s Media Preservation program during Preservation Week 2023 for pro tips on film preservation fundamentals. Whether you have large or small collections, large or small budgets, this webinar will introduce participants to the basics of film inspection and handling. Participants will learn a film’s physical condition through the inspection process, discover a variety of film equipment, and basic conservation treatment.

May 2nd, 2023

12:00p.m.-1:00p.m. ET 

Accessibility & EDI in Marketing

*Sponsored by BLC*

In this session, Angela Hursh will share practical principles for incorporating accessibility and equity, diversity, and inclusion fundamentals in promotional material. Learn how to strategically and intentionally create promotions that will engage all community members. You’ll leave this two-hour interactive session with a deeper understanding of the importance of this work, as well as tools to ensure your promotional materials meet accepted accessibility and EDI standards.

Participants will learn:
How to identify effective strategies for codifying accessibility and EDI principles in library promotions.
How to make digital and print promotions accessible to all community members.
How to apply the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion to promotions.
How to value accessibility and EDI as a critical part of the overall library mission.

May 4th, 2023

1:00p.m-.3:00p.m. ET 

Shared Spaces Series: Tales of Sharing Spaces

*Sponsored by CARLI*

 


In this first webinar of the Shared Spaces Series, enjoy two separate presentations reflecting the experiences at three academic libraries.

 

“Choosing Where to ‘Live’: Advocating for Library Neighbors” will be presented by Carolyn Ciesla, Library Director at the A.C. Buehler Library at Elmhurst University. Sometimes we don’t always get to choose our neighbors, and that can be both good and bad. In this part of the session, Carolyn will talk about the tale of two academic libraries who weren’t able to choose where they lived, and the very different outcomes for both.

May 9th, 2023

12:00p.m.-1:00p.m. ET

Creating Preservation Quality Oral Histories

*Sponsored by BLC*

This session teaches participants about the technical considerations that go into making an oral history recording preservation-quality. This includes selecting the right equipment, capturing audio that is clear and with as few ambient noises as possible, and making sure your recordings are in file formats that support digital preservation.  The instructor will cover practical and achievable recommendations that meet different resource levels and budget needs so that both small and large organizations can improve the preservation quality of their oral history recordings.

May 10th, 2023

12:30p.m.-1:30p.m. ET

In the Beginning Was DEI: Infusion into a Small Stand-Alone Seminary Library

*Sponsored by Atla*

 

Attendees will come away with ideas for navigating the terrain of funding for collecting in material areas that have not been the norm, collection policy tweaking to accommodate DEI, and providing the necessary services for DEI in a specific context.

May 11th, 2023

12:00p.m.-1:00p.m. ET

Digitizing Photographs

*Sponsored by BLC*

 

This webinar provides an overview of photograph digitization. Digitizing photographic collections can foster research, engage users, and help preserve the original objects, but a one-size-fits-all approach to reformatting will not provide the best results given the variety of photographic formats and processes that exist.

This one-hour webinar will address prioritizing materials for reformatting based upon preservation needs, the benefits and drawbacks of various digitization methods, equipment options and workflows, and present considerations related to file formats and resolution to assist you in choosing an approach that is right for your project.

May 15th, 2023

12:30p.m.-1:30p.m. ET

Shared Spaces Series: Getting to a Commons Goal: Designing the New Library Commons at the University of Illinois Springfield

*Sponsored by CARLI*

 

In this second webinar of the Shared Spaces Series, Pattie Piotrowski and Sarah Sagmoen, University of Illinois Springfield, will talk about their experiences with shared spaces, concentrating on the planning for the new Library Commons, which is to open in Spring of 2025.

 

Hear how the experience with shared spaces informed the work with campus partners and architects to design the new building, and how the library managed politics and expectations for the new shared space. 

May 16th, 2023

12:00p.m.-1:00p.m. ET

No More Neutral: How to Use Marketing to Position Your Library in Challenging Times

*Sponsored by BLC*

In this session, you’ll learn marketing tactics you can use now to clarify your library’s policies, solidify your library’s positions, and clearly communicate your mission, vision, and values. And you’ll hear tactics to use to rally community and stakeholder support to your defense if your library should face such a challenge. 

May 17th, 2023

12:00p.m.-1:00p.m. ET

OER Virtual Institute for Cardiovascular Technology

*Sponsored by FLVC*

Join FLVC Library Services and Florida Southwestern State College for the OER Virtual Institute for Cardiovascular Technology! Faculty, instructional designers, staff, and others interested in open educational resources for healthcare technology will find this monthly, eight-session course valuable.

May 19th, 2023

10:00a.m.-11:00a.m. ET

FLVC OER Summit 2023 - Beyond Affordability

*Sponsored by FLVC*

 

Please join us for FLVC's OER Summit for 2023 - Beyond Affordability. This virtual conference will explore how the use of OER positively benefits students, faculty, and institutions beyond just saving money. Topics include: Open Pedagogy, OER Quality, Accessibility, Student Success, and much more!

May 24th, 2023

12:45 – 5:30 p.m. ET

May 25th, 2023 9:45a.m. – 5:05 p.m.  ET

OER for Student Success and Equity: A Virtual Symposium for Librarians, Dual Enrollment Instructors, and College Faculty

*Sponsored by LOUIS*

Join LOUIS virtually on May 25th, 2023, for a day to reflect on and celebrate the progress made in Louisiana in creating, adapting, and adopting Open Educational Resources (OER) in support of student success, affordability, and equity.

May 25th, 2023

10:45a.m.-2:30p.m. ET

 

APRIL 2023

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

          * To register to any of the following sessions, please click the session title on the left *

 

Session Title Description Date/Time

Intentionally Recruiting for Diversity in Librarianship: Reflections on a Year Later

*Sponsored by CARLI* 

The Diverse Librarianship Career Training and Education Program, launched in 2021, is a call to action in response to the serious lack of diverse representation in library and information science professions. This grant project aims to create a pathway model for breaking down barriers in recruitment and retention of diverse librarians by introducing high school seniors to librarianship.
 

April 4th, 2023

11:00am-12:30pm ET 

OPEN-FL Monthly Meeting

*Sponsored by FLVC*

These monthly meetings are conducted using Microsoft Teams, and are for anyone interested in OPEN-FL, a community dedicated to providing and promoting affordable, quality access to Florida higher education. Discussions include:

• Hot topics in Florida open education and/or beyond

• Share your favorite resource for “Course of the Month”

• Open question time: Ask FLVC (or other community attendees) a burning question

April 5th, 2023

2:00pm-3:00pm ET 

Metronet Learnabouts: Google Voice

*Sponsored by Metronet*

Google Voice can be used as an alternative to a traditional desk phone and/or your personal mobile number.  Come to this session for an introduction to Google Voice.

April 10th, 2023

5:00pm-6:00pm ET

Understanding Your OCLC Resource Sharing Service: How it Works and How to Set it Up

*Sponsored by FLVC*

 

If you’re newer to your position in interlibrary loan, or you have years of experience and would like a refresher, this session is for you.  Join Jenny Rosenfeld from the OCLC Resource Sharing Team on an overview of OCLC resource sharing services. She’ll guide you through a number of the features, some of them newer, that will help you speed fulfillment of interlibrary loan requests to save time for you and your library users.  She’ll also cover these specific topics:

·       How to set up Local Holdings information and knowledge base information

·       ILL workflows using Automated Request Manager

·       How to tell reciprocal agreements from the Lending Request screens

·       How to input call numbers into the Lending Request Screens

·       How to use Off-System Requesting

April 11th, 2023

1:30pm-2:30pm ET

Accessibility Toolkit: Making Presentations Accessible

*Sponsored by Minitex* 

In our work, most of us have created content for a presentation, but have you taken the steps to ensure the content that you share is accessible to the widest audience possible? This presentation will give you the tools to begin. After a general overview on digital accessibility, we will delve into the nitty gritty of creating accessible slide presentations. The presenter will demonstrate how to create accessible presentations using Google Slides and Microsoft Powerpoint. We will cover layout options, titles, contrast ratio, colors and fonts, link text and alternative text, animations, speakers notes, and tools for checking accessibility.
 

April 11th, 2023

2:00pm-3:00pm ET

Digital Storage 101

 *Sponsored by BLC*

Providing the right kind of storage with the right number of copies for your digital files can make the difference between losing and saving your organization's digital cultural heritage. If you are completely new to digital preservation storage, or simply need a refresher or tips for how to work with your IT department, this webinar will help you improve storage at your institution. The instructor will cover requirements for storage environments as well as several affordable and scalable options to meet small and mid-size organizations' needs for storage.

April 12th, 2023

12:30pm-1:30pm ET

Accessibility Toolkit: Making Documents and PDFs Accessible

*Sponsored by Minitex* 

Building on the information shared in Accessibility Toolkit: Making Presentations Accessible, this presentation will walk you through the creation of accessible documents and PDFs. We will cover the seven key elements to consider to ensure your document is accessible: headings, typography, link text and alternative text, images, tables, language, as well as accessibility evaluation tools.

April 18th, 2023

2:00pm-3:00pm ET

Strategies for Born-Digital Collections

*Sponsored by BLC*

This webinar is for anyone interested in developing or refining their organization’s collecting and preservation practices for content originating in a digital form. Emails, websites, and files stored on computers and removable media all require unique approaches for their acquisition and care.  The instructor will guide participants through software, hardware, and practices designed to meet the challenges of various types of born-digital content. Participants will gain an understanding of the technical requirements to care for born-digital collections and how to prioritize born-digital content for preservation. The instructor will share examples of workflows for born-digital content to help participants develop practical solutions for the collections in their own institutions.

April 20th, 2023

12:30pm-1:30pm ET

OER Virtual Institute for Cardiovascular Technology

*Sponsored by FLVC*

Join FLVC Library Services and Florida Southwestern State College for the OER Virtual Institute for Cardiovascular Technology!  Faculty, instructional designers, staff, and others interested in open educational resources for healthcare technology will find this monthly, eight session course valuable.  Specific goals of the Institute are to introduce faculty/staff to:

1. OER (open educational resources) and licensing practices

2. Identifying adequate OER

3. Creating and publishing OER

4. Implementing practices of H5P with OER for course delivery and design

April 21st, 2023

10:00am-11:00am ET

Library Preparedness: Formalizing and Supporting the Diversity Residency Experience Using a Resident Centered Framework (RCD)

*Sponsored by ASERL*

In this session, members of the ACRL Residency Interest Group (RIG) Subgroup on Diversity Residencies will illustrate the process of creating the Diversity Residency Toolkit. Designed to be used by both hosting institutions and resident librarians, the toolkit contains both guidelines and assessment tools to help ensure the residency supports the resident’s professional goals and personal growth. The authors’ approach to developing the toolkit is rooted in our personal experiences as former or current resident librarians as well as the body of research on library diversity residencies, both of which informed the creation of a Resident Centered Framework (RCF). We argue that utilizing the RCF to formalize and support the residency is the most effective approach to contributing to retention of library professionals from underrepresented backgrounds.

April 25th, 2023

2:00pm-3:30pm ET

Why Do I Stay? -- The DEI Perspective II

*Sponsored by ASERL*

This Webinar feature panelists conversation regarding hopefulness and cautious optimism by discussing questions such as: Why do I stay in the librarian profession? What advice do they have for newer BIPOC librarians who are contemplating leaving? How do I deal with adversity and setbacks? What do they feel has changed in the profession over the years in terms of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and what proactive steps are needed for the future.

April 27th, 2023

2:00pm-3:30pm ET

 

MARCH 2023

                                SCHEDULE OF EVENTS                                 

 

          * To register to any of the following sessions, please click the session title on the left *

 

Session Title Description Date/Time

OPEN-FL Monthly Meeting

*Sponsored by FLVC*

A recurring monthly meeting for all interested in OPEN-FL, a community dedicated to providing and promoting affordable, quality access to Florida higher education.

Here is the standard agenda, which can be modified as needed:

1. Hot topic in Florida open education and/or beyond. 

2. Share your favorite resource for “Course of the Month.” 

3. Open question time: ask FLVC (or other community attendees) a burning question. 

4. Add your agenda item here. 

We look forward to engaging with you each month!

March 1st, 2023

2:00pm-3:00pm ET 

Library Freedom Project: Privacy in the Library

*Sponsored by BLC* 

This webinar explores the role libraries play in patron privacy journeys, which includes the layout of our physical spaces, the way we handle sensitive documents, which resources we share, and more. Privacy advocate Tess Wilson discusses practical approaches to patron support and ways we might teach patrons about their online data safety. This webinar is intended for any library worker with an interest in privacy.

At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

• Identify points of vulnerability in interactions with patron data
• Share tips and tools with patrons to support their data privacy
• Apply practical approaches to library spaces, policies, and procedures as a way to maximize privacy

March 2nd, 2023

1:00pm-2:30pm ET 

Open Education Week - Get to Know the New, Upcoming Illinois SCOERs OER: Program 1

*Sponsored by CARLI* 

Please join the CARLI and the Open Educational Resource Committee as we celebrate Open Education Week, with a the first of a three part series of discussions highlight the upcoming publication of Illinois SCOERs Round One Awardees.

 

March 6th, 2023

11:00am-12:15pm ET 

Open Education Week: Get to Know the New, Upcoming Illinois SCOERs Open Educational Resources, Program 2

*Sponsored by CARLI*

Please join the CARLI and the Open Educational Resource Committee as we celebrate Open Education Week, with a the second of a three part series of discussions highlight the upcoming publication of Illinois SCOERs Round One Awardees.

March 7th, 2023

3:00pm-4:15pm ET 

Open Education Week: Making Sense of "Affordable" Course Materials Models

*Sponsored by CARLI* 

 

Institutions are continuously hearing about new models and strategies for making course materials more affordable to students. The ever changing nature of technology and digital resources can make it hard to cut through the buzzwords and understand the real details of each “pitch” and the potential impact on students. This session will outline the facts and characteristics of common models to make course materials more affordable and untangle some of the arguments that come up in meetings with outside vendors. The goal is to help participants establish a deeper understanding of each model and develop effective strategies for engaging in discussions about these models on campus that center students and equity.

This session is open to staff, members, and invited guests of CARLI and the Professional Development Alliance. 

March 8th, 2023

3:00pm-4:00pm ET 

Open Education Week: OER in Practice: A Faculty Discussion

*Sponsored by CARLI* 

In this Open Education Week event, faculty members from College of DuPage, Columbia College Chicago, and Moraine Valley Community College share their experiences implementing Open Educational Resources in their course.

March 8th, 2023

4:30pm-5:30pm ET 

Open Education Week: Get to Know the New, Upcoming Illinois SCOERs Open Educational Resources, Program 3

*Sponsored by CARLI*


Please join the CARLI and the Open Educational Resource Committee as we celebrate Open Education Week, with the third of a three part series of discussions highlight the upcoming publication of Illinois SCOERs Round One Awardees.
 

March 9th, 2023

1:00pm-2:15pm ET 

  Instructional Strategies for Info Lit Instruction 

*Sponsored by SEFLIN*

This session will cover strategies for teaching a variety of content and constructing active learning experiences, whether in-person or virtual. We’ll talk about developing your own content and assessment and adapting existing materials. We’ll conclude with ways to measure instructional success.

Registration closes March 7, 2023

*The webinar can be taken as a standalone or as part of the 3-session series*

March 9th, 2023

1:00pm-2:00pm ET

Metronet Learnabouts: Podcasts

*Sponsored by Minitex*

This session will be an introduction to podcasting, geared toward beginners looking to start their own podcast.

March 13th, 2023

5:00pm-6:00pm ET

OER Virtual Institute for Cardiovascular Technology

*Sponsored by FLVC*

Join FLVC Library Services and Florida Southwestern State College for the OER Virtual Institute for Cardiovascular Technology!  Faculty, instructional designers, staff, and others interested in open educational resources for healthcare technology will find this monthly, eight session course valuable.  Specific goals of the Institute are to introduce faculty/staff to:

1. OER (open educational resources) and licensing practices

2. Identifying adequate OER

3. Creating and publishing OER

4. Implementing practices of H5P with OER for course delivery and design

March 17th, 2023

10:00am-11:00am ET

Choosing Happiness

*Sponsored by CARLI*

Come out and learn how to be intentional about choosing happiness. We will be challenged to look at various aspects of your life that impact your happiness. We will learn the importance of self-care when focusing on happiness. We will also learn how various relationships impact your happiness long term.

March 22nd, 2023

11:00am-12:00pm ET

OER Bootcamp

(Spring Webinar Series)

*Sponsored by FLVC*

This FREE three day event will strengthen your OER skill set.

Attendees will:

*gain or renew a basic understanding of open educational resources

*learn about tools and resources available for community support, including OPEN-FL

*better engage with assessment methods in order to highlight efforts and successes

Day 1: Warm Up: Refresh OER Knowledge and Ideas
Day 2: Power Lift: Deploy OER Programs and Products
Day 3: Stretch and Reflect: Use Data to Assess your Reach

Participants who attend all three days will receive a badge of participation.

*Please note, registration is for all three days.*

March 29th-31st, 2023

2:00pm-4:00pm ET

   February 2023 PDA Calendar 

          * To register to any of the following sessions, please click the session title on the left *

 

Session Title Description Date/Time

CARLI OER Faculty Workshop: Supporting Academic Success: Open Educational Resources and Affordable Course Materials (February Section 1)

*Sponsored by CARLI* 

The CARLI OER Committee invites institutions to share with their teaching faculty this opportunity to attend a workshop to learn about open educational resources, including open textbooks. The workshop will: * Identify the problem we are trying to solve; * Explain open educational resources, including open textbooks and affordable course materials; * Provide options for what we can do. After attending, CARLI-member teaching faculty will be invited to write a short review of an open textbook in the Open Textbook Library. Presenters: Amber Burtis, Southern Illinois University Carbondale Elizabeth Nelson, McHenry County College Elizabeth Clarage, Michele Leigh, and Nicole Swanson, CARLI

February 1st, 2023

12:00pm-2:00pm ET 

OPEN-FL Monthly Meeting

*Sponsored by FLVC* 

A recurring monthly meeting for all interested in OPEN-FL, a community dedicated to providing and promoting affordable, quality access to Florida higher education.

Here is the standard agenda, which can be modified as needed:

1. Hot topic in Florida open education and/or beyond. 

2. Share your favorite resource for “Course of the Month.” 

3. Open question time: ask FLVC (or other community attendees) a burning question. 

4. Add your agenda item here. 

We look forward to engaging with you each month!

February 1st, 2023

2:00pm-3:00pm ET 

Hiring Library Staff: Best Practices for the Interviewer

*Sponsored by CARLI* 

Join us for overview of interview best practices. In this webinar, Ben Mead-Harvey will discuss several aspects of the process. Interview question design is the backbone of any successful interview. We will spend significant time on how to create questions that elicit meaningful information from your candidates. We will discuss the concept of bias and describe how it prevents us from making effective hiring decisions. In the back half of the session, we will touch on several other interview design considerations: training the hiring panel, what information to send to candidates in advance, making the hiring decision, and the impact of company culture.

February 2nd, 2023

11:00am-12:00pm ET

Let's Talk About Self-Care

*Sponsored by SEFLIN* 

Self-care includes anything you do to keep yourself healthy – physically, mentally, and spiritually. Engaging in a self-care routine has been clinically proven to reduce or eliminate anxiety and depression, reduce stress, improve concentration, minimize frustration and anger, increase happiness, improve energy, and more. Join Jessica Daly as she shares important information and resources that can improve your health and quality of life.

Registration closes February 6, 2023

February 8th, 2023

1:00pm-2:00pm ET

What To Know About Web Accessibility If You Work In A Library 

*Sponsored by NC LIVE* 


Feeling unsure about where to start with web accessibility? This webinar will help you get started by ensuring that your library’s website and digital content can be accessed and understood by all patrons. Facilitators will provide an introduction to this topic, and will lead breakout rooms on the following skills:  
 
* Creating accessible web pages and documents 
* Using assistive technology with patrons with disabilities 
* Evaluating your library’s web accessibility with automated checkers 
 
Be prepared for hands-on training and resources to bring back to your library!. 

February 8th, 2023

2:00pm-3:30pm ET

Analysis and Design for Info Lit Instruction

*Sponsored by SEFLIN* 

This webinar is the second in a three-part series that will equip attendees with a strong foundation in instructional design techniques and planning skills that will allow them to expertly instruct educational and learning experiences specifically addressing Information Literacy.

This session will introduce analysis and backward design. We’ll talk about analyzing your learners and your unique instructional contexts. We’ll cover the basics of lesson planning, and we will practice using the backward design process to write measurable learning objectives.

*Registration closes February 7, 2023*

February 9th, 1:00pm - 2:00 pm ET

Library Freedom Project: Privacy is Precious

*Sponsored by BLC* 

Join Tess Wilson from the Library Freedom Project for an introduction to online privacy in the digital age. We live in an era of data breaches and constant surveillance. Learn how to keep your data safe and how best to encourage library users to do the same. We'll consider the risks versus rewards of common internet browsing behavior and navigate best practices for public computer labs, mobile phones, and personal browsing.

This webinar is intended for any library worker with an interest in privacy.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

Describe privacy issues associated with using library resources
Explain the privacy risks of some popular apps and tools
Identify vulnerable moments in our privacy journey
February 9th, 1:00pm - 2:00 pm ET

Prioritizing Wellness In A Rural Library

*Sponsored by NC LIVE* 

 

"Fostering Wellness in The Workplace" Series 

 

Creating an overall culture of wellbeing can have a profound impact on the day-to-day lives of staff in libraries. This culture can take shape in programming, policies, and especially in buy-in from library leadership. At the NC LIVE leadership workshop, learn how member libraries around North Carolina have prioritized wellness to boost morale and make a lasting difference in their communities.
This particular session will cover how a rural library system has developed public programming to promote wellness among its community as well as internal programming to support the needs of its staff. 

February 10th, 10:00am - 11:00 am ET

Creating A Culture of Library Employee Wellness Through Personal Interest Groups

*Sponsored by NC LIVE* 

"Fostering Wellness in The Workplace" Series 

To develop meaningful connections among its staff, the Atkins Library at UNC-Charlotte adopted a novel approach to employee wellness. Staff can join personal interest groups that meet on a frequent basis during work hours. Groups cover hobbies such as music, knitting, and running. Giving staff time to socialize during work without discussing work can create a supportive workplace culture that acknowledges the well-rounded lives of its employees.

February 10th, 11:15am - 12:15 pm ET

A Call for Healing: Using Mindfulness and Wellness Practices in Academic Library Programming, Marketing and Spaces

*Sponsored by NC LIVE* 

"Fostering Wellness in The Workplace" Series 

Many colleges and universities across the nation (and world) have experienced an increased demand for mental health and wellness related services, without sufficient counselors and therapists on campuses to meet the need and demand. What can academic libraries do to help combat this problem? This session will explore ways academic libraries can integrate practices of mindfulness and wellness into its programming, marketing, and spaces to provide users with an alternative option for mental health and wellness resources and services.

February 10th, 1:00pm - 2:00 pm ET

Honest Conversations: Over-servicing at Your Library at the Expense of a Healthy Life Balance

*Sponsored by CARLI* 

Let's have a frank discussion. As librarians we are also activists, representatives and direct caregivers to our service communities. How does vocational awe inform sacrifices to the self care and mental health of those that assist these communities? Usually while working within organizations where they are often marginalized themselves? And what can we do to acknowledge, hold organizations accountable, and understand how to best provide support? February 14th, 11:00am - 12:00 pm ET

Advocacy 101: Breaking Down How to Speak Up

*Sponsored by NC LIVE* 

You will never get a seat at the table if you wait for an invitation. You must knock on opportunity’s door, ask to be seated, then start talking…and listening. Creating change through communication can be as simple as a casual conversation or as complex as a coordinated campaign.

Join Arts North Carolina Executive Director Nate McGaha as he breaks down how to speak up for your cause or yourself and make a case to decision makers that provides context and compels action.

Participants will also learn more about the work of Arts NC to promote public funding and policy for the arts and arts education.

February 14th, 2:00pm - 3:00 pm ET

Accessibility in Library Instruction 

*Sponsored by NC LIVE* 

Join us for an introduction to building accessibility into library instructional content. Whether you provide instruction in-person through classroom sessions or library workshops - or online through electronic materials, this presentation will help you to ensure that any patron can fully participate no matter their ability.  

Topics covered will include universal design for learning, working with assistive technology, and online accessibility checkers. Time will be provided for participants to ask questions.

February 15th, 2:00pm - 3:00 pm ET 

Best Practices in Programming for Adults with Developmental Disabilities 

*Sponsored by SEFLIN* 

 
 
Expect to learn about: 
 
What constitutes a library culture of inclusion and why that is important 
 
Universal Design for Learning and how it applies to programming 
 
How to partner and communicate with members of the disability community and other stakeholders 
 
What you should consider as you design programs 
 
Some easy-to-replicate program models  
 
You’ll leave this webinar with your questions answered, some new tools and strategies, and the inspiration to make some changes in how you approach programming for adults both with and without developmental disabilities.  
 
After all, libraries are for everyone! 

February 16th, 10:00am - 11:00 am ET 

 

Licensing Language For Accessibility

*Sponsored by NC LIVE* 

This session is open to anyone interested in becoming more knowledgeable on working with vendors and ensuring resources are accessible to all patrons. February 16th, 2:00pm - 3:00 pm ET

OER Virtual Institute for Cardiovascular Technology

*Sponsored by FLVC* 

Join FLVC Library Services and Florida Southwestern State College for the OER Virtual Institute for Cardiovascular Technology!  Faculty, instructional designers, staff, and others interested in open educational resources for healthcare technology will find this monthly, eight session course valuable.  Specific goals of the Institute are to introduce faculty/staff to:

1. OER (open educational resources) and licensing practices

2. Identifying adequate OER

3. Creating and publishing OER

4. Implementing practices of H5P with OER for course delivery and design

Participants will create/produce a chapter/section of an OER in cardiovascular technology to use in their professional setting. 

Attendance is free for this virtual event! 

February 17th, 10:00am - 11:00 am ET 

The Person in the Mirror 

*Sponsored by SEFLIN* 

Whether it’s what we have for breakfast, when we go to sleep, how we treat others, how we do our work, or any of a hundred other areas in our everyday lives, the choices we make do indeed impact our days. And those choices are not typically forced upon us by others, although sometimes life hands us the proverbial lemons, and we have to choose how to respond.  
 
But still those choices are not by accident. No, it’s the person in the mirror who determines our days. Let’s discuss how we can make that person the best person we can be! 
February 21st, 2:00pm-3:00 pm ET 

Job Searching & Career Support For Patrons With Disabilities

*Sponsored by NC LIVE* 

Libraries are tasked with helping patrons with creating resumes, applying for jobs, and preparing for interviews. This webinar will break down the many resources that patrons with disabilities have in their search process. 

Speakers from Accessible Books & Services in the State Library, the NC Council for Developmental Disabilities, and more community partners will share practical advice, important contacts, and resources to explore further. 

February 22nd, 2:00pm-3:00 pm ET 

CARLI OER Faculty Workshop: Supporting Academic Success: Open Educational Resources and Affordable Course Materials (February Section 2)

*Sponsored by CARLI* 

The CARLI OER Committee invites institutions to share with their teaching faculty this opportunity to attend a workshop to learn about open educational resources including open textbooks.

The workshop will:

* Identify the problem we are trying to solve;
* Explain open educational resources, including open textbooks and affordable course materials;
* Provide options for what we can do.

After attending, CARLI-member teaching faculty will be invited to write a short review of an open textbook in the Open Textbook Library.

Presenters:
Chris Sweet, Illinois Wesleyan University
Sue Shultz, DePaul University
Elizabeth Clarage, Michele Leigh, and Nicole Swanson, CARLI
February 23rd, 11:00am-1:00 pm ET 

   January 2023 PDA Calendar 

          * To register to any of the following sessions, please click the session title on the left *

 

Session Title Description Date/Time

Introduction to Instructional Design

*Sponsored by SEFLIN* 

This webinar is the first in a three-part series that will equip attendees with a strong foundation in instructional design techniques and planning skills that will allow them to expertly instruct educational and learning experiences specifically addressing Information Literacy. 

This first session will introduce instructional design models and how people learn. 

Lindsay O'Neil will cover instructional design systems, memory, motivation, and feedback, and diverse ways of learning.

Lindsay consults with and trains faculty and librarians on effective pedagogy, instructional design, educational technology, e-learning development, open licensing, and accessibility. She holds a Master of Education, specializing in Instructional Design, as well as a Master of Library and Information Science. She is also a faculty member in California State University, Fullerton’s Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology program.

*REGISTRATION CLOSES JANUARY 10, 2023*

January 12th, 2023

1:00pm-2:00pm EST 

Learning with LOUIS: Improving Your Workflow: Keyboard Shortcuts Power Rankings & Using Trello & Tick Tick

*Sponsored by LOUIS*

In this two-part Learning with LOUIS we will be looking at shortcuts that some LOUIS members use to make their workflow quicker. In this session, Elizabeth Layton will discuss using Trello and Tick Tick. Then Rob Stephens will give a power ranking of his favorite Keyboard Shortcuts.

January 17th, 2023

2:00pm-3:00pm EST 

Learning with LOUIS: Improving Your Workflow: Workflow Ideas for Group Projects and Using Autohotkey

*Sponsored by LOUIS*

In this two-part Learning with LOUIS we will be looking at shortcuts that some LOUIS members use to make their workflow quicker. In this session, Elizabeth Kelly will discuss how she maintains a workflow for group projects. Then Mike Waugh will talk about using Autohotkey.

January 19th, 2023

2:00pm-3:00pm EST

Canva for Beginners

*Sponsored by MINITEX*

Ever need to make a flyer, invitation, logo, or header look pretty? Try Canva! The free version of Canva has an impressive array of options for designing print and digital materials, and is fun and easy to use. Join us for an entry-level look at this amazing tool.

January 23rd, 2023

5:00pm-6:00pm EST

CARLI OER Faculty Workshop: Supporting Academic Success: Open Educational Resources and Affordable Course Materials

*Sponsored by CARLI* 

 

The CARLI OER Committee invites institutions to share with their teaching faculty this opportunity to attend a workshop to learn about open educational resources including open textbooks.

The workshop will:

Identify the problem are we trying to solve;
Explain open educational resources including open textbooks and affordable course materials;
Provide options for what can we do.
After attending, CARLI-member teaching faculty will be invited to write a short review of an open textbook in the Open Textbook Library.

Presenters:
Amber Burtis, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Daniel Matthews, Moraine Valley Community College
Elizabeth Clarage, Michele Leigh, and Nicole Swanson, CARLI

January 26th, 2023

12:00pm-2:00pm EST

   December 2022 PDA Calendar 

          * To register to any of the following sessions, please click the session title on the left *

  

Session Title Description Date/Time

 Social Media & Email Marketing Foundations

*Sponsored by BLC*

Do you want your staff to better understand the most effective way to use social media and email to promote your library? Does the idea of creating social media posts and e-blasts that effectively capture the attention of your audience seem daunting? In this session, Angela Hursch will unlock the secrets to effective social media and email marketing for libraries. See how libraries just like yours are using social media and email to drive the use of their resources.

December 1st, 2022

1:00pm-3:0pm EST 

Textually Speaking: Narratives of 20th Century Racial Struggle, Resistance, and Resilience Through Primary Sources

*Sponsored by ASERL*

Reveal Digital develops Open Access primary source collections from under-represented 20th-century voices of dissent, using a unique publishing model where funding and source material are pooled together from libraries and archives. In this webinar, Reveal Digital staff will introduce the ASERL community to two significant digital resources in development, Documenting White Supremacy and its Opponents in the 1920s and Behind the Scenes of the Civil Rights Movements. Through interviews with scholars like Miguel Hernandez author of The Ku Klux Klan and Freemasonry in 1920s America: Fighting Fraternities referencing materials from Documenting White Supremacy and its Opponents in the 1920s, webinar participants will gain insight into the depth of once-hidden content that is now or will be available for discovery on JSTOR and how the material is having a significant impact on contemporary scholarship.

December 6th, 2022

2:00pm-3:30pm EST 

Watch Party: Open Illinois: Advancing Statewide OER Efforts

*Sponsored by CARLI*

Nicole Swanson, Elizabeth Clarage, and Michele Leigh are pleased to invite you to a Watch Party of their recorded session "Open Illinois: Advancing Statewide OER Efforts" in which they provide strategies and methods utilized by the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) to advance OER efforts across diverse academic institutions. Shared is CARLI's approach to building a statewide OER community by providing centralized support that can serve as a model to others growing their own programs. Learn about CARLI's focus on building expertise and cross-institutional collaborations through continuing education opportunities, a central repository Open Illinois on OER Commons, and Illinois SCOERs (Support for the Creation of Open Educational Resources) Grant, funded by the Open Textbooks Pilot Grant received from the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) at the U.S. Department of Education.

December 12th, 2022

2:00pm-3:00pm EST

 Learnabout Google Secrets

*Sponsored by Minitex*

Google has some well-known products and services, but they also have many tools and resources that are helpful and user-friendly but not well-known. This 1 hour webinar will introduce you to some practical and fun tools that you may not have been aware of previously. We'll share some of Google's Secrets.

After attending the workshop, participants will understand: -How to effectively create emails that capture the attention of community members. -The benefits and pitfalls of social media marketing and how to create successful posts despite ever-changing algorithms. -How to measure the effectiveness of email and social media so you can replicate success and stop doing promotions that don’t benefit your library.

December 12th, 2022

5:00am-6:00pm EST

Hopeful Endemic: Moving Forward with Team Building

*Sponsored by ASERL*

The COVID-19 endemic is still a few years away from being an actual reality. It’s been a year plus of working from home, over a year of working hybrid, or a total return to our offices. Our life and work experiences over the last nearly three years have been about managing significant changes as well as a disconnect. We are all impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the ongoing impact of the racial inequality pandemic. How do we rebuild teams knowing the difficulties that we are all managing? This session is for anyone looking to reinvigorate their teams and reconnect employees to new organizational and strategic goals and processes impacted by the pandemic. This session will engage with the issues managers and leaders face in moving forward by rebuilding foundational trust and team building at our organizations.

December 14th, 2022

2:00pm-3:00pm EST

Accessibility & EDI in Marketing

*Sponsored by BLC*

In this course, Angela Hursh from NoveList will share practical principles for incorporating accessibility and equity, diversity, and inclusion fundamentals in promotional material. Learn how to strategically and intentionally create promotions that will engage all community members. You’ll leave this two-hour interactive session with a deeper understanding of the importance of this work, as well as tools to ensure your promotional materials meet accepted accessibility and EDI standards.

After attending the workshop, participants will understand:

-How to identify effective strategies for codifying accessibility and EDI principles in library promotions.

-How to make digital and print promotions accessible to all community members.

-How to apply the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion to promotions. -How to value accessibility and EDI as a critical part of the overall library mission.

Register by December 7!

December 15th, 2022

1:00pm-3:00pm EST

  

                                       November 2022 PDA Calendar 

                                            * To register to any of the following sessions, please click the session title on the left *

  

Session Title Description Date/Time

 E-Resources Learning Series: The Link Didn't Work, Now What? Troubleshooting Patron Reports of E-Resources Linking Problems

*Sponsored by CARLI*

Whether from the link resolver, the library catalog/discovery platform, or a vendor’s interface, our patrons will find links to articles that don’t work. How can librarians investigate these reports? This presentation will cover the basics of investigating, solving and (hopefully) reducing such errors in today’s academic research library. Some examples will focus on Alma/PrimoVE, however the general troubleshooting principles apply to all library systems and interfaces.

November 1st, 2022

2:00pm-3:0pm EST 

Leaders at Every Level: Leadership in Public Libraries Series

*Sponsored by NC LIVE*

9:00am - 9:45am : Introduction to NC LIVE

10:00am - 11:00am: We Need to Talk: The Leader’s Guide to Managing Difficult Conversations 

Do you dread having performance conversations with your employees? Does the thought of disagreeing with your boss cause you to break out in a cold sweat? This presentation will discuss strategies for handling these and other difficult conversations with staff, administration, patrons, and others.

11:15am - 12:15pm: Working Toward a Bias-Free Hiring Process

Hiring for your library is a great way to provide opportunities for first-time job seekers and to further your library’s goals for diversity, equity, and inclusion.  This presentation will focus on the tools you can use to support diversity and excellence in your workforce.

1:00pm - 2:00pm: Leaders At Every Level

Let's explore the different types of leadership and identify our own leadership style.  Discover ways to apply that information to create a positive work culture and lead from your current position.

November 4th, 2022

9:00am-2:00pm EST 

Book Repair for Circulating and General Collections

*Sponsored by SEFLIN*

Binding quality on books are inconsistent and with day-to-day handling and repeated circulation books can sustain significant damage.  Don’t replace these volumes, fix them.

This webinar will introduce participants to basic book repair for circulating or general collections.  Attendees will learn how to repair common types of damage, such as hinge repair, tipping in loose pages, page mending and spine repair. During the webinar, participants will be able to watch narrated action videos of the repairs with live step by step instructions.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will:

-be familiar with different aspects of book repair for circulating collections.

-be familiar with book repair tools, supplies, and equipment.

November 8th, 2022

10:00am-11:30am EST

FLVC Alma/Primo VE Fall Virtual Conference 

*Sponsored by FLVC*

FLVC is sponsoring this one-day, online conference on our Alma and Primo VE systems to be held Wednesday, November 9th from 9:30am to 4:30pm EST. This FREE event will feature a presentation by Ex Libris on what's new for both Alma and Primo VE, presentations from college and university library staff on a variety of topics, as well as updates from FLVC staff. 

November 9th, 2022

9:30am-4:30pm EST

E-Resources Learning Series: Addressing Accessibility in E-Resources Licensing

*Sponsored by CARLI*

How do you make sure accessibility is addressed in your e-resources offerings?  You write it into your library’s license agreements!  But licensing can be very complicated and vague, which is why many libraries don’t know what to include or to ask for.  We’ll talk briefly about why accessibility is important, but mostly will focus on what we should be expecting from vendors to make our e-resources accessible and keep vendors accountable.

November 10th, 2022

10:00am-12:00pm EST

E-Resources Learning Series: Vendor Relations: More Than Invoices And Sales Calls!

*Sponsored by NC LIVE*

This training is a bit of a twist. We want to provide a safe place to discuss librarian and vendor relationship management.

*Please note: This session will not be recorded. We hope this will encourage open dialogue. 

November 10th, 2022

2:00pm-3:00pm EST

E-Resources Learning Series: No E-Resources Librarian Is An Island

*Sponsored by NC LIVE*

Electronic resources. In the library world that phrase can inspire awe, confusion, and sometimes fear. Veteran-ish Serials & Electronic Resources Librarian Sarah Mueth has experienced all of these feelings and more at work. In this session we hope to show you that while the work may seem daunting it is also satisfying, interesting, sometimes even fun—and that you never have to go it alone.

November 14th, 2022

2:00pm-3:00pm EST

Learnabout Google Meet 

*Sponsored by Minitex*

Tired of Zoom? No interest in paying for additional features? Come join us (on Zoom!) to learn more about Google Meet, a free tool for hosting meetings online. This 1 hour webinar will be directed at beginning users. 

November 14th, 2022

7:00pm-8:00pm EST

E-Resources Learning Series: The Use of Python to Support Technical Services Work in Academic Libraries 

*Sponsored by NC LIVE*

The presenters Xiaoyan Wang and Maria Collins from NC State Libraries will discuss their findings from surveys and interviews about the use of Python in academic libraries to support technical services work. They will explore trends in organization structure that support Python applications, discuss various tasks that Python is used to address, and share a few examples and training and educational opportunities. 

November 16th, 2022

2:00pm-3:00pm EST

The Reluctant Leader: Conquering stereotypes, imposter syndrome and rising to new heights

*Sponsored by ASERL*

Stereotypes of gender, race, and culture often prevent BIPOC employees from rising to positions of leadership. Alanna and Elaina will explore the role of their upbringing as BIPOC women, their intersectional identities, and their reluctance of, and eventual taking on of leadership roles. Insight and advice will be offered to other hesitant leaders and/or those who may not see themselves as leaders at all. The panel will include interactive elements through polling and sharing of attendees’ own experiences with leadership (and reluctance).

November 18th, 2022

2:00pm-3:00pm EST

  

 October 2022 PDA Calendar 

                                            * To register to any of the following sessions, please click the session title on the left *

Session Title Description Date/Time

Managing Difficult Conversations

*Sponsored by CARLI*

This one-hour workshop will discuss the nature of and challenges in holding difficult conversations, and strategies to overcome those challenges and increase the likelihood of success. Polls, discussion/chat, and Q&A will be used to involve the audience to ensure that specific fears and concerns are addressed. Tools and references will be provided or identified to support participants in putting learning into action.

October 12th, 2022

11:00am - 12:00pm EST

Getting Started with Project Outcome for Academic Libraries

*Sponsored by SEFLIN*

In this one-hour webinar, attendees will be introduced to the Project Outcome for Academic Libraries surveys and resources. Project Outcome is a free toolkit that helps libraries measure four key learning outcomes – knowledge, confidence, application, and awareness – across seven library program and service areas.  The survey topics cover: Instruction, Events/Programs, Research, Teaching Support, Digital & Special Collections, Space, and Library Technology. The toolkit provides academic libraries of any size the means to easily measure outcomes and use that data as the basis for improvements and advocacy. This session will include opportunities for questions and discussion among participants.

Prior to the webinar we recommend that participants register for Project Outcome and review basic materials in the toolkit.

The webinar is intended to help stimulate discussion at the host institution/organization about effective outcome measurement strategies and to engage all library staff in that process.

Learning Outcomes
Participants will:

 

  • Discover how Project Outcome can help academic libraries measure meaningful learning outcomes.
  • Learn how to use the Project Outcome for Academic Libraries toolkit, from administering surveys to visualizing results.
  • Understand how other libraries have used outcome data for action.
  • Learn how to put data to work in improving library services and advocacy.                                       

October 27th, 2022

11:00am - 12:00pm EST

Accessibility Series: Social Media Accessibility Basics

*Sponsored by CARLI*

Join Mark McCarthy in this first of a two-part accessibility series and learn more about several facets of social media accessibility, including learning a little about disability itself, a brief overview of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, why social media access matters, and more!

October 27th, 2022

2:00pm - 3:30pm EST

Teaching Jacksonville History at FSCJ: Strategies for an Affordable and Rigorous Course (FL-OER-ishment Webinar Series)

*Sponsored by FLVC*

This presentation will discuss the origins of the first comprehensive course on the History of Jacksonville offered at a college or university and how its creators conducted research and decided on a rich set of open-access resources for students.

October 27th, 2022

2:30pm - 3:30pm EST

 

 September 2022 PDA Calendar 

                                            * To register to any of the following sessions, please click the session title on the left *

 

Session Title Description Date/Time

Building a Successful Budget

*Sponsored by CARLI*

This session will provide attendees with a high-level overview of budgeting in libraries. We will examine nuances of the word “budget” and what that implies about how we discuss budgets with various departments within the organization, share similarities and differences in the budget process across organizations, and discuss long-term strategies for weathering budget cuts. We will finish by demonstrating how human bias impacts budgetary decision-making.

September 13th, 2022

2:00pm - 3:00pm EST

Racial Equity in Libraries: Hiring, Retention and Promotion of BIPOC Employees

*Sponsored by ASERL*

In this session, Kristyn Caragher and Tatiana Bryant will highlight select results of their national survey and provide implications for libraries to consider in their racial equity work regarding the hiring, retention, and promotion of BIPOC employees.

September 19th, 2022

2:00pm - 3:00pm EST

Leading Together: Academic Library Consortia and Advocacy

*Sponsored by ASERL*

There is strength in a consortium voice and through the agency of the consortium the opportunity to lead together under a unified plan. This presentation reviews the landscape of effective consortia advocacy work, while presenting an approach to developing an advocacy plan. Drawing from the recent book by the same title, participants will leave with a sense of options and opportunities to build a consistent message to influence and persuade throughout the consortium (or any group) for agreed-upon goals.

September 20th, 2022

2:00pm - 3:00pm EST

 

 August 2022 PDA Calendar 

                                            * To register for any of the following sessions, please click the session title on the left *

Session Title Description Date/Time

Building the Innovation Lab: A Technology Playground

*Sponsored by ASERL*

Learn about the development of the Innovation Lab (iLab), an exciting and expanding community hub that demonstrates what is possible with emerging technologies. On a shoestring budget, the iLab has grown into a respected community asset with a large impact. Get lots of ideas and hear what the presenter has planned for the lab’s future!

August 9th, 2022

2:00pm - 3:00pm EST

Through the Records: The Work of the Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston (CSSC) at the College of Charleston

*Sponsored by ASERL*

Like so many other colleges and universities, the College of Charleston has worked to reexamine its role in American history and the role that diverse communities have played in that history. The creation of the Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston (CSSC) is a part of this effort, which provides a way for faculty, staff, students, and the public to engage with issues of public history, history, education, and social justice. The presenters are archivists and will speak about how information and cultural heritage professionals can take part in challenging conversations about the nature of American history, engage in interpretation and exhibitions that forges emotional and intellectual connections, and how to use records to tell diverse stories.

August 11th, 2022

2:00pm - 3:00pm EST

Cultivating Civility and Resilience in Libraries: Challenges and Solutions

*Sponsored by ASERL*

Would you like to be part of the solution to creating a functional library work environment with workplace communications that are complete and clear? During this webinar, the participants will take you through the journey of their groundbreaking books "Cultivating Civility" and "The Dysfunctional Library". Hear their insights, suggestions and solutions to a problem that has plagued some libraries for decades.

August 16th, 2022

2:00pm - 3:00pm EST

Transforming Scholarly Research with Blockchain Technologies and AI: A New Era of Possibilities

*Sponsored by ASERL*

 

August 17th, 2022

2:00pm - 3:00pm EST

Deconstructing the CASE Act: Libraries, Users, and Copyright Small Claims

*Sponsored by CARLI*

The Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act went into effect this summer and brought with it a flurry of copyright litigation. It is important for librarians to understand how the CASE Act could impact libraries and the patrons librarians serve. The webinar will begin with background on how the CASE Act was passed and why it is important to libraries. Then, we will go through some key considerations for the CASE Act board process and conclude with some ways to communicate with staff/patrons about the CASE Act.

August 24th, 2022

2:00pm - 3:30pm EST

 

                                                                         

                                       July 2022 PDA Calendar 

                                            * To register to any of the following sessions, please click the session title on the left *

Session Title Description Date/Time

Learning with LOUIS Presentation Readiness: Tips from TEDx or: How We Learned to Love Like Public Speaking

*Sponsored by LOUIS*

LSU Librarians Sarah Simms and Haley Johnson gave a TEDx talk in 2019 titled "Why We Need to Uncover Hidden Histories from Our Archives." Join them in Part 2 of Learning with LOUIS' Presentation Readiness series as they talk about the lessons and tips they learned from this experience.

July 7th, 2022

3:00pm - 4:30pm EST

MyGuide: An Open-Source, Personalized Research Dashboard for Your Library

*Sponsored by FLVC*

MyGuide is open source and available for you to use in your library. This workshop will demonstrate the MyGuide system and describe the components involved, as well as the work needed to set it up for your library. 

July 14th, 2022

2:00pm - 3:30pm EST

Business Librarianship - It’s Not That Scary!

*Sponsored by NC LIVE*

Join together with business librarians from academic and public institutions to learn and discuss tips, tricks, and of course, NC LIVE resources (and beyond!) to help librarians of all stripes support business-related questions.

July 21st, 2022

10:00am - 11:00am EST

Staying Legal: Four Steps for Reusing Materials in Your Courses

*Sponsored by FLVC*

This session will walk attendees through the four steps to Reusing others works in their course or classroom.  Speakers will provide tools and resources that can be used to apply this knowledge after the session and as you develop content.  Attendees should learn several steps they can take to stay legal in reuse.

July 28th, 2022

2:00pm - 3:00pm EST

 

                                  June 2022 PDA Calendar 

                                            * To register to any of the following sessions, please click the session title on the left *

 

Session Title Description Date/Time

Learning with LOUIS: The Nuts & Bolts of Libguides part 2: "Embedding Media in LibGuides" and "Creating Eye-Catching Virtual Displays"

*Sponsored by LOUIS*

In this Learning with LOUIS three-part series, we will be exploring the nuts and bolts of LibGuides. Each session will feature how-to presentations on a specific LibGuides task, as well as demonstrations of successful guides.

June 1st, 2022

2:00pm - 3:00pm EST

Inclusive Leadership for Social Impact

*Sponsored by NC LIVE*

The realities of racism and inequity in our world have left a large part of the population wondering what is next. With the collective consciousness of citizens of the world awoken, libraries are in a unique position to lead the hard conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion in their respective communities. This session will challenge cultural norms while empowering you to be a fearless agent of change in your community.

June 2nd, 2022

11:00am - 12:00pm EST

Embedding Social Justice within the First Year Experience Program at Winston-Salem State University

*Sponsored by NC LIVE*

Social justice issues were driven to the forefront of campus discussions during 2020’s year of racial unrest.  For many campuses, this was a new effort.  Winston-Salem State University, a historically minority serving institution, was entering its third year of embedding social justice as the focal point of its freshman seminar. Presenters Wanda Brown-Director of the C.G. O’Kelly Library, Dr. Kathy Stitts, Associate Provost, and librarians Sharnette Evans and AlTonya Washington will discuss the ways in which the university equips its students with a solid understanding of the five pillars of Social Justice: diversity, educational equity, health equity, community sustainability and community empowerment. The panelists will also discuss the curriculum creation process and the library’s participation within course instruction. The presenters will highlight the University’s history of social justice activism and discuss the student assigned Signature Project that culminates the first-year experience course.

June 2nd, 2022

2:00pm - 3:30pm EST

Be Intentional, Not Identical: Creating DEI Strategies For The Library That Serves Your Community

*Sponsored by NC LIVE*

Join us for a discussion on navigating your library's strategy for DEI and learn about best practices and training that are authentic to your staff and communities. When we incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion in our organizations, we understand that it is not one size fits all. What works for one organization and community will not work for all. During the discussion, you will learn about Forsyth County Public Library's ongoing work to incorporate DEI into its culture, programs and services.

June 7th, 2022

2:00pm - 3:30pm EST

Learning with LOUIS: The Nuts & Bolts of Libguides part 3: "Managing the LibGuides System"

*Sponsored by LOUIS* 

In this Learning with LOUIS three-part series, we will be exploring the nuts and bolts of LibGuides. Each session will feature how-to presentations on a specific LibGuides task, as well as demonstrations of successful guides.

In part 3, Sarah Mazur from Louisiana State University Shreveport will present on "Managing the LibGuides System."

June 8th, 2022

2:00pm - 3:00pm EST

Creating Healthier Productive and More Inclusive Workplaces

*Sponsored by NC LIVE*

What makes one organization thrive and excel to new heights while another organization barely treads water with apathetic employees and average productivity? What habits do successful, diverse, and engaged workplaces have in common? These questions and more were the focus of the 14-month research project which looked at some of the most successful profit and nonprofit organizations worldwide. After hundreds of interviews, the research results are guaranteed to be “aha” moments that participants can take back to their organization, especially the work on diversity, equity and inclusion. 

June 14th, 2022

2:00pm - 3:30pm EST

Cultivating Antiracist, Antibias Workplaces through the Development of Cultural Competence

*Sponsored by NC LIVE*

While not library-centric, many have seen the potential of developing cultural competence, or the ability to utilize a set of behaviors, attitudes and policies to interact effectively with people of different cultural backgrounds. Specifically, cultural competence has been suggested as an approach to combating issues surrounding racism and bias within library and information organizations. But what does cultural competence look like in the cultivation of antiracist and anti bias workplaces? This session will use the cultural competence continuum to identify specific actions or behaviors that both individuals and organizations can implement in order to both develop cultural competence and combat issues of racism and bias within library workplaces.

Objectives

  • Understand the concept of cultural competence and how it applies to libraries.
  • Recognize behaviors that align with different levels of cultural competence.
  • Identify culturally competent actions and behaviors to combat antiracism and anti bias.

Presented by Dr. Kawanna Bright from East Carolina University

June 15th, 2022

2:00pm - 3:30pm EST

The Power of Presentation: Enhancing Your Slides for Engagement

*Sponsored by CARLI*

Throughout your life you will, almost certainly, give presentations. We’ve all sat through presentations that were boring, confusing, and drab. How do you communicate your message most succinctly? What visuals will captivate and inform your audience the best? Is it only about your slide design or are there other techniques that leave a lasting impression? In this session we distill the magic that just might take your next presentation from bland to grand.

June 21st, 2022

3:00pm - 4:00pm EST

 

                                    May 2022 PDA Calendar 

                                            * To register to any of the following sessions, please click the session title on the left *

Session Title Description Date/Time

CARLI Directors' Institute Series: Recruiting and Retaining BIPOC Library Staff Members

*Sponsored by CARLI*

In this session, Victor Jones, Jr. (he/him) will discuss trends in recruiting and retaining BIPOC library staff in today’s climate. He will use reflections from his past experiences as well as the latest literature and findings to shape the conversation.

May 4th, 2022

3:00 - 4:00pm EST

The Trauma Informed Library Environment

*Sponsored by SEFLIN*

This webinar will discuss ways the environment can trigger individuals who have experienced trauma. Library staff will learn ways they can avoid re-traumatization and steps necessary to create a trauma informed library environment. 

May 9th, 2022

10:00am - 12:00pm EST

Learnabout: Google Sites

*Sponsored by Minitex*

Are you looking to create a website? Perhaps you want your own home page within your organization's larger site? You can use Google Sites to create your own free and easy website. Take this webinar to learn the basics of Google Sites and leave with enough information to create your first site.

May 9th, 2022

5:00 - 6:00pm EST

CARLI Directors' Institute Series: Effective Ways to Onboard New Employees

*Sponsored by CARLI*

In this webinar, speaker Ben Mead-Harvey will discuss his recommendations for the most effective way to onboard new employees, broken into three categories: welcome elements, training with the team, and check-in meetings. He will give a detailed breakdown of each element and spend time explaining the basis for each recommendation.

May 11th, 2022

3:00 - 4:00pm EST

1000 Black Girl Books Book Clubs to Create Community Relationships

*Sponsored by SEFLIN*

Created by Marley Dias in 2015 when she was 10 years old, the #1000BlackGirlBooks drive went viral! Sponsored by The Library Foundation of Martin County, Inc., the Martin County Library System is proudly partnering with youth organizations to facilitate book discussions that include free copies of the books, introspective crafts, as well as special guest speakers. In addition, each book club ends with the gift of a little 1000 Black Girl Books library for all ages to continue the love for reading and the support for exploring diversity, equity, and inclusion at their local community afterschool center.

May 17th, 2022

3:30 - 4:30pm EST

Sustaining the Infrastructure of OER Across Universities

*Sponsored by NC LIVE*

OER adoption requires more than the work of librarians. Collaboration is essential to have a long-term impact as well as weather the storms of turnover, a global pandemic, and piecemeal funding. Panelists will share practical advice on how to identify stakeholders, prioritize student success, and get buy-in from university administration. They will also cover the work of a task force in the UNC System that involves librarians, instructional designers, and university admin to streamline access to open educational resources. 

May 24th, 2022

2:00 - 3:00pm EST

The Nuts & Bolts of LibGuides, Part 1: Creating a Course Guide from Scratch and Reusing LibGuide Content

*Sponsored by LOUIS*

In this Learning with LOUIS three-part series, we will be exploring the nuts and bolts of LibGuides. Each session will feature how-to presentations on a specific LibGuides task, as well as demonstrations of successful guides.

In part 1 we will be exploring how to create a LibGuide from scratch, as well as how to reuse content in a new LibGuide.

May 25th, 2022

2:00 - 3:00pm EST

MARCEdit

*Sponsored by SEFLIN*

Do you know that you can use MarcEdit to clean up MARC records, check name headings and subject headings, create local headings for archives & more, add linked data, and convert records back and forth between MARC? Learn how to save time, enrich records, and even practice BIBFRAME with the new editor! Join Robin for this session to learn all of the wonderful things that MarcEdit can do for you! 

May 26th, 2022

2:00 - 4:00pm EST

 

                                   April 2022 PDA Calendar 

                                            * To register to any of the following sessions, please click the session title on the left *

 

Session Title Description Date/Time

MLIS Curriculum Moving Forward: Future Outlook and Trends

*Sponsored by ASERL, CARLI & NC LIVE*

In the last few years, library schools have reevaluated their offerings to ensure that a graduate level education aligns with the skills needed for the field. It requires striking a balance between the theories that underpin our profession and what it all looks like in practice. These changes may involve opening up more choices, allowing students to pick specialized tracks. In some cases, it may involve getting rid of some required courses altogether. Panelists from four library schools across the country will share what they have done to adapt their curriculum and what it means for the future of the profession. 

April 5th, 2022

2:00 - 3.30pm EST

Ph.D. "Dropouts" Part 2

*Sponsored by ASERL*

Every librarian or archivist shaping part of this two-part panel series was formerly enrolled in a Ph.D. program in the pursuit of terminal degrees in a variety of academic disciplines. Each of us has a personal narrative to share about what went right, what went awry, why we left, how we manage our feelings surrounding our departures, and how our thirst for knowledge has ultimately enhanced the information field in which we now labor. If you are an information worker who was once a Ph.D. student or are now or you’re considering becoming one, have a listen.

*THIS WEBINAR WILL NOT BE RECORDED!*

April 6th, 2022

2:00 - 3.30pm EST

Learnabout Google Forms

*Sponsored by Minitex*

Need to create a survey? Registration form? Attendance? Want to create a feedback form? Google forms is an easy-to-use and versatile tool for creating web forms. This webinar will give the basics and some of the more useful features of this tool.

April11th, 2022

5:00 - 6:00pm EST

Intentionally Recruiting for Diversity in Librarianship

*Sponsored by CARLI*

The Diverse Librarianship Career and Training Program is a call to action in response to the serious lack of diverse representation in library and information science professions. This grant project aims to create a pathway model for breaking down barriers in recruitment and retention of diverse librarians by introducing high school seniors to librarianship. Through collaboration and innovation, libraries can ensure their espoused DEIA values are values in action. 

 

April 12th, 2022

11:00am - 12:00pm EST

Putting the Fun in FRBR

*Sponsored by SEFLIN*

What is FRBR? Why is it important? How does it impact our work? Is it obsolete under the new data model, LRM (Library Reference Model)? Join Robin for this FUN session on the foundations of cataloging! We'll talk through FRBR, its relationship to the new LRM (and what is that? We'll talk about that, too), and how it relates to our future work to get out MARC. You'll leave with a better understanding of how and why your work is changing and how cataloging is moving forward.

April 14th, 2022

2:00pm 4:00pm EST

Introduction to OER and Creative Commons

*Sponsored by SEFLIN*

Get inspired to go open! In this workshop, we’ll define “open” and what it means to be an open educational resource. We’ll demystify Creative Commons (and have fun doing it!) Participants will come away with an understanding of how to find and reuse OER, how to give attribution to open creators, and how (and why!) they can get started sharing their own work openly.

April 19th, 2022

11:00am- 12:00pm EST

Supporting Your Library's Disabled Community

*Sponsored by SEFLIN*

As library workers and librarians, we all serve disabled patrons and communities, whether we are aware of this or not. Disabled patrons experience significant barriers to accessing library resources and have unique but diverse information needs. During this interactive webinar, we’ll learn from and with each other, as we all have specific skillsets we can share, as well as opportunities for personal and professional growth, to work towards creating more inclusive libraries, meeting our disabled patrons’ information needs, and eliminating barriers to resources.

April 20th, 2022

11:00am- 12:00pm EST

Superheroes Need Super Organization: Planning and Planners for Librarians

*Sponsored by FLVC*

Juggling patron programming, reference questions, and other projects? Struggling to get things done? Sounds like a job for some super organization! Our heroes show off how they stay (relatively) organized for work as neurodivergent folks while being pulled in all directions by distractions, deadlines, and difficult patrons.  With planners, project planning tools, and color coding, they organize a multitude of job responsibilities, projects, and programs. After trying out almost every planner system on the market, our heroes will share their knowledge, experience, and examples to help save you time, headaches, and frustration. No one system or set up works for everyone, so learn about different approaches, planner layouts, project pages, and apps to find your next tool to fight back the chaos.

April 20th, 2022

1:00pm - 2:00pm EST

Timely Talks with Library Leaders III

*Sponsored by ASERL*

Find out what different library leaders are thinking, planning and strategizing as we navigate through the pandemic.  Registrants will also ask direct questions to the library leaders during the Q&A period.  

April 26th, 2022

2:00pm - 3:30pm EST

Introduction to Open Pedagogy

*Sponsored by SEFLIN*

You are already familiar with OER and Creative Commons and you enjoy searching for and reusing open works. In this workshop, we’ll explain how truly “open” works need more than just a Creative Commons license! We’ll talk about “open pedagogy,” which not only refers to using OER in teaching but producing new works and involving your learners in the process. Let’s talk tools and strategies for creating and contributing new OER and how open pedagogy may lead to improved learning outcomes.

April 27th, 2022

11:00am - 12:00pm EST

Workplace Politics: Perceptions, Misconceptions, & Apocrypha

*Sponsored by BLC*

The mere mention of workplace politics conjures images of scheming colleagues, unscrupulous managers, and associates with duplicitous, Machiavellian intent. While dramatic events, such as these, are certainly a component of politics, they are not the whole story. Politics are a component of human relationships in the workplace, not their entirety. Furthermore, workplace popular culture’s intense focus on melodramatic interpersonal behavior deprives us of a significant opportunity to learn and grow. This presentation will focus on how we can develop our understanding of workplace politics, and how we can use that understanding to build healthy and fulfilling relationships. This program will answer the following questions: What is a useful definition of workplace politics? Why has the modern workplace become so political? How can I learn from the political environment at work? What are some best practices I can use to incorporate political calculations into my workplace decisions? Please join us for a presentation on this commonly misunderstood topic.

April 27th, 2022

12:00pm - 1:00pm EST

The Great Resignation and Burnout Series: Dean's Perspective

*Sponsored by ASERL*

The ASERL Special Collections Interest Group will host a series of webinars confronting the issue of what is called "The Great Resignation," and how it affects not only Special Collections professionals but our constituencies and the future of the profession. We will be talking to Deans, librarians and archivists who have left the job, and those impacted by staff shortages resulting from these resignations. We will also include opinions from Human Resources professionals and other experts. The first of these candid Q&A sessions will feature Deans Chuck Eckman (University of Miami) and Chris Cox (Clemson University), who will give us the administrator's point of view on issues surrounding employee satisfaction, retention, and how to cope with the seismic changes engendered by the Pandemic."

April 27th, 2022

2:00pm - 3:00pm EST

Innovation At Your Library Workshop

*Sponsored by NC LIVE*

Library management may seem like a fixed monolith. The ways we work together feel set in stone. But what happens when you have to deal with unprecedented change? This workshop will cover new approaches to management in libraries. Attendees will learn how to get creative with managing staff, services, and long-term projects. We will cover methods for dealing with vacancies and onboarding new hires. If you’re interested in learning some practical strategies, this workshop is for you!

Sessions:
Micro-teams: How a novel project management approach helped us weather the pandemic, Ashley Evans Bandy & Dre Orphanides, NC State University
Leading with less: Taking on new management roles in the pandemic and beyond, Shannon Tennant & Chrystal Carpenter, Elon University
Leading with Universal Design for Learning, Sam Harlow & Jenny Dale, UNC-Greensboro Exploring The Innovation Processes, Keisha Hinton, Wake County Innovation Strategist, & Brandy Hamilton, Wake County Public Library

April 29th, 2022

9:00am - 3:00pm EST