Thursday, May 29, 2014

Jun: An Evolving Model for Consortial Print and E-books Collections: The TRLN – OUP Pilot (Library Journal)

June 12, 11am-12pm PST

The Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) and Oxford University Press (OUP) are in the third year of a pilot to create a financially sustainable model for consortial acquisition of e-books coupled with needed shared print copies, in cooperation with YBP Library Services (YBP). The project expands acquisition of e-books in tandem with reductions in print, so as to move both the consortium and the university presses to a decidedly electronic environment for books that will enhance support for instruction and research across the disciplinary spectrum within an environment that is acceptable to users.
This presentation will report on:
•    The challenges and lessons learned during the first two years of the program
•    Librarian and patron reactions to this format shift
•    The resulting philosophical and practical evolutions in TRLN’s approaches to monographic acquisitions generally and understandings of what constitutes cooperative success specifically.
Four TRLN librarians, along with representatives from OUP and YBP, will also discuss how this knowledge has changed understandings about vending and acquiring e-books, the relationship of e-books to print, and how adjustments made in Year 3 of the program reflect lessons learned during the first two years. Finally, they will discuss how the pilot could become a permanent venture.

Jun: Spotlight! on NLM Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

June 25 (1-2 pm Mountain)

FREE monthly webinar sponsored by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine MidContinental Region. (NN/LM MCR) Coordinators offer tips and tricks on National Library of Medicine (NLM) and related resources.  This month, Dana Abbey. Colorado/Health Information Literacy Coordinator, will discuss the features of Clinical trials is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world. Currently, it lists 167,456 studies with locations in all 50 states and in 187 countries One MLA CE credit will be available for this class.  No registration required.

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Jun: Journalism Techniques to Spice Up Your Grant Proposals (4Good)

June 25 (1-2 pm Mountain)

It’s no coincidence that many great grant proposal writers once worked as journalists. Like proposal writers, journalists have a knack for telling clear, compelling stories using quotes and objective evidence. This webinar, led by a grant proposal writer who began as a reporter, explains how to interview individuals such as organization clients to create more impactful proposals.

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Jun: How Practicing Professionals can get Hands-on Experience in Digital Curation (Lyrasis)

June 24 (7-10:30 am Mountain

As the final event in LYRASIS’ NEH-funded Preservation Town Hall series, LYRASIS will be hosting a town hall meeting showcasing three different models for gaining hands-on experience in digital curation. Three speakers, George Coulbourne (The Library of Congress), Andrea Goethals (Harvard University) and Kari Smith (Massachusetts Institute for Technology), will present on different education/training opportunities, followed by an open panel discussion with attendees to discuss existing models, as well as existing needs. 

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Jun: Making Video More Social (InSync Training)

June 23 (12-1 pm Mountain)

Since the first filmstrip projector made its way into the first classroom, standup trainers have been incorporating video into formal instruction. Used well, it can offered points for discussion, nudged thinking about what and why and comparison to that. It often made for good conversation and could reach the affective domain when other approaches did not. But when we moved to eLearning we left a lot of that behind: the video clips were uploaded, but the rest of that experience – the talking and processing – didn’t make the transition. With so many new avenues for delivering video online it’s a shame that we’re not doing a better job of capturing the things a good instructor in a good face-to-face setting can bring. This session looks at ways of correcting that by extending the video experience to make it more social.

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Jun: Dealing with Difficult People: Learn a New Skillset for Today’s Multigenerational, Multicultural Workplace (4Good)

June 18 (11-12 pm Mountain)

It seems to happen in a lot of workplaces. Someone is difficult. It can be a client, peer or (gulp) your boss. Or it could be that incommunicative guy in the mailroom, the gossipy fundraiser, the surly receptionist or the aggressive fill-in-the-blank that puts a crimp in your day. Might be that new Gen Y that asks too many questions, texts too much and talks too little. ENTITLEMENT! Could be the very direct Gen X who leaves the desk at 5 PM with work still to be done. UNCOMMITTED! How about that Baby Boomer who called the two hour meeting so she could introduce a new process and all you’re concerned about is getting to the bottom line? TALK, NO ACTION! Dealing with difficult people does not need to be that difficult and can be the beginning of an admired and desired skillset in today’s multigenerational, multicultural workplace. Learn how in this webinar presented by Sherri Petro of VPI Strategies.

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Jun: Build Your Matching Gift Mojo (GrantSpace)

June 18 (10-11 am Mountain)

Matching gifts are unrestricted grants that a company will give to match its employees’ charitable contributions. Grants are often dollar-for-dollar, but some companies will give double or even triple the original donation. Typically, individuals must submit forms to their employer to trigger the grant. Many companies offer matching gift programs, but the median percentage of employee participation is under 10 percent, according to Giving in Numbers, 2013 edition. Are you getting matching gifts for your individual donors' contributions? If not, your organization may be leaving money on the table. Learn what efforts you should focus on to maximize the matching gifts that your organization can get.

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Jun: Engaged, Embedded, and Enriched Creative Community Connections (Colorado State Library)

June 17 (12-1 pm Mountain)

As libraries seek to redefine themselves in a new information age, libraries must develop strategies for engaging with the community. Traditional programs and services are no longer sufficient; libraries must be creative in building community relationships to help frame positive community growth. Learn how three diverse library systems met the challenge of engaging with their communities to create dynamic connections and develop meaningful partnerships that added value to the library AND the community.

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