Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Aug-Sept: The Camera Never Lies (Coursera)

6 weeks starting August 4, 2014

This short course is an introduction to use of images and other media as historical evidence in the twentieth century, issues of authenticity and manipulation, and the place of film and historical adoptions as public history.  No prior knowledge or study of history is required.  Royal Holloway has a specialty in public history, including a dedicated MA in the subject.  Students are encouraged to explore the relationship between scholarly history and representations of historical events in the media, and this course follow this ethos.


May: The Future of the Academic Library: 2013 Ithaka S+R Library Survey Results (GALE CENGAGE Learning)

May 30 (9-10 am Mountain)
Roger Schonfeld, Program Director for Libraries, Users, and Scholarly Practices at Ithaka S+R, will be speaking about the 2013 Ithaka S+R U.S. Library Survey, which tracks the strategic direction and leadership dynamics of academic library leaders. Join us to learn about the findings from this survey, which serve the higher education community as it confronts the changing role of the library in service of the information needs of researchers, instructors, and students.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://solutions.cengage.com/GaleGeek/upcoming-webinars/ 

May: Tech Talk with Michael Sauers (Nebraska Library Commission)

May 28 (9-10 am Mountain)
In this monthly feature of NCompass Live, the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Michael Sauers, will discuss the tech news of the month and share new and exciting tech for your library. There will also be plenty of time in each episode for you to ask your tech questions. So, bring your questions with you, or send them in ahead of time, and Michael will have your answers.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL 

May: The Nuts and Bolts of 3D Printing for Librarians: Part 2 of 2 (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

May 27 (1-2 pm Mountain)

Part 2: My Library’s Future – What is a MakerSpace and Deciding If Your Patrons Would Benefit From a 3D Printer.  Paula Waak (Director, John Ed Keeter Public Library in Saginaw, TX) will provide information on what makes a MakerSpace.  She will give examples of public and academic libraries that have MakerSpaces and how many of these MakerSpaces have a 3D Printer. She will also provide examples of library policies and fees to charge for 3D printers as well as some obstacles and lessons learned at her Saginaw library with staffing, budgeting, and general use issues with 3D printers. And last but certainly not least, Paula will give information about possible grant opportunities in this arena.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html