Thursday, November 20, 2014

Jan'15: Getting Started with GIS (LITA)

January 12 - February 9, 2015

LITA Member: $135
ALA Member: $195

Getting Started with GIS is a three week course modeled on Eva Dodsworth's LITA Guide of the same name. The course provides an introduction to GIS technology and GIS in libraries. Through hands on exercises, discussions and recorded lectures, students will acquire skills in using GIS software programs, social mapping tools, map making, digitizing, and researching for geospatial data. This three week course provides introductory GIS skills that will prove beneficial in any library or information resource position

Jan-Mar'15: Online asynchronous workshop classes (Simmons SLIS Continuing Education)


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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Jan'15: Advanced Name Authority Records: Corporate Bodies (FDLP)

Thursday, January 15, 2015 / 2:00 pm Eastern Time

Join Marty as he builds on his previous webinar, “Name Authority Records in RDA,” to demonstrate the creation and modification of name authority records for U.S. Government corporate bodies. Along the way, Marty will highlight principles underlying the Resource Description and Access (RDA) cataloging standard, principles which determine the data that is recorded. In addition, Marty will explain the reasoning that guides some of the research conducted as part of corporate name authority work. This presentation also builds on the previous GPO webinar, “An Overview of RDA and Its Implementation at GPO.”

GPO’s Bibliographic and Metadata Section has been creating and modifying name authority records for library catalogs since 1977. GPO is the expert on corporate body records for U.S. Government agencies and bureaus and also creates and modifies authority records for non-governmental corporate bodies, persons, places, series, laws, and treaties.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Dec: Data & Assessment in Academic Libraries (Library Journal)

A free, three-part webcast series, developed in collaboration with Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L)

Building on last year’s Data-Driven Academic Libraries series of webcasts, Data & Assessment in Academic Libraries will focus on projects that range across various service points. Starting with an in-depth focus on qualitative measures used in libraries, the series will move into how data is being used in innovative ways to inform and make changes in information literacy and reference, and then conclude by looking at measures that impact collection development and discovery decisions in the digital environment.
Moderated by Bonnie Tijerina, Fellow, Data & Society Research Institute, this insightful series includes the following one-hour sessions:

Digging Deeper: An Introduction to Qualitative Assessment Techniques

Data, Assessment, and Participatory Design: Rethinking Information Literacy, Spaces, and Services
Data for ROI and Benchmarking Ebook Collections

Dec: US Census Bureau Geographic Entities and Concepts (FDLP)

Thursday, December 18, 2014
1pm Eastern Time

This webinar will provide an overview of the most widely-referenced U.S. Census Bureau Geographic Entities (Census tracts, places, urban areas, etc.) and the concepts behind the entities. The topics will include background information on the entities, how they should be used, and caveats when using Census geography.

Dec: How to Teach Online: A Beginner's Guide (ALA)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
2:30pm Eastern | 1:30pm Central | 12:30pm Mountain | 11:30am Pacific
90 minutes

From webinars to online courses to MOOCs, the flexibility and affordability of online learning is an appealing option for libraries. But for those who have never taught online, the thought of jumping into it for the first time can be intimidating. In this workshop, online instruction expert Paul Signorelli joins Dan Freeman, ALA Publishing's eLearning Manager, to demonstrate how practical and effective teaching online can be, no matter your level of experience. Signorelli and Freeman will show you how to use a variety of formats to provide quality online training and instruction, in ways that use your strengths to get your message across.


Nov: Online Discussion of Assessment: Student Success (ACRL-ULS)

Thursday, November 20 from 3-4 pm EST

Feeling pressed to prove that your library contributes to student success?  Are administrators demanding evidence that funding the library helps retain and graduate students?  While it may seem obvious  to librarians that students would not succeed without the library, demonstrating that can be a challenge.

Read short descriptions ( of ways three libraries have effectively assessed their contributions to student success, and then join this online discussion, where assessment librarians will encourage discussion of various ways to measure and demonstrate how your library helps students succeed.

You’ll find the descriptions of our three speakers’ successful projects at this link:

Dec: Applying Copyright in Online Learning Environments (ALA)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
2:30pm Eastern | 1:30pm Central | 12:30pm Mountain | 11:30am Pacific

Online platforms have become the base of operation for instruction for both face-to-face classes and distance education; yet current copyright law does not provide direct guidance on what you can legally upload into your CMS. In this workshop, lawyer and librarian Gretchen McCord will break down the elements of course management system (CMS) use and help you assess risk and analyze copyright law to ensure your CMS is within copyright regulations. She will illuminate facets of copyright law that will help you make informed decisions.
You will learn:
•    How to apply fair use and other copyright exceptions to your decision making
•    How to make sound analogies from court decisions on brick-and-mortar cases
•    How to assess risk when using copyright-protected content


Monday, November 10, 2014

Nov: Apps for Librarians: Digital Literacy with Mobile Apps (ALA)

Monday, November 17, 2014
1:00pm ET | 12:00pm CT | 11:00am MT | 10:00am PT

Have iPads, but don't have the time to discover the best apps? In this free webinar, Nicole Hennig will provide you with a preview of the best apps available and what to expect in her upcoming eCourse on Apps for Librarians.
Mobile apps are empowering for people of all ages and abilities. As librarians and educators, we are passionate about learning and providing access to information. Contrary to the popular idea that apps are only useful for "consumption," the best mobile apps are being used effectively as tools to enable learning and knowledge creation. They are also making it easier for people of all ages and abilities to learn and create without having to focus on technical problems. In this free webinar, you'll discover apps to create the best learning experiences you can for your students and patrons.

Dec: Data & Statistics for Researching Education (Help! I'm an Accidental Government Information Librarian)

December 3rd, 2014 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (Eastern).  (rescheduled from 9/24/2014)

This webinar will provide an overview of statistics and data available from the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and other sources including: key statistical publications, online analysis options, and survey datasets.  Learn how to find local-level data, such as for a specific school, school district, or city, as well as national-level research on the condition of public school facilities, dropout rates, assessment, students with disabilities, income distribution of college graduates, and more.

Nov: The Bureau of Labor Statistics - Part 3 of 3 (Help! I'm an Accidental Government Information Librarian)

November 19th, 2014 / 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (Eastern)

In part 3, we’ll explore consumer data collected by the bureau that’s reported in its section called BLS Statistics on Spending and Time Use. The BLS collects data on where and how much consumers spend their money and their time.  For instance, how much money do Hispanic families spend on groceries? How much time do married mothers and married fathers spend on household and childcare activities? How has time use or spending patterns changed over time? These survey results provide a treasure-trove of data for marketers.

Links to previous parts:
October 22, 2014 The Bureau of Labor Statistics - Part 2 (Part 2 of 3)
August 13, 2014 The Bureau of Labor Statistics - Part 1 (Part 1 of 3)

Dec: Exploring the Perplexing Other: When Introverts and Extraverts Collide, (First Tuesdays)

December 2, 2014, 9:00 AM PDT

With the publishing of Susan Cain’s book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, introversion has become a hot topic. Yet, misunderstandings between introverts and extraverts are still incredibly common. At best, these misunderstandings are perplexing, and at worst they lead to tense and hostile interactions. In this webinar, we will explore the “other,” learning to put ourselves in each other’s shoes and become at least a little less perplexed and frustrated. This Webinar is for both introverts and extraverts and will include both humorous and serious examples of miscommunications. You will walk away with tools for perspective-shifting, a newfound appreciation for the “other,” and a better understanding of how to prevent destructive misunderstandings.

Dec: Transitioning to a New Role: Issues, Best Practices, & Managing Expectations (LLAMA)

Save the Date: December 3, 2014 / 1:30-3pm Central
More info coming.

Dec: Designing Our Future: Introducing Appreciative Strategic Planning (LLAMA)

Save the Date: More info to come.

Dec 17, 2014 / 1:30-3pm Central

Jan'15: Rethinking the Book Container: Advancing the Role of the Library as Publisher (ACRL)

January 21, 2015 / 11 a.m. Pacific

The library as place and service continues to be shaped by the legacy of the book. The book itself has evolved quickly in recent years, with various technologies vying to become the next dominant book form. Identifying an effective and popular next step for the book has been an ongoing challenge for publishers, libraries, and content creators, all of whom have focused significant resources on developing new models for creating, publishing, and accessing book content.  Within this webcast, the presenters will look at the principles of eBook publishing and examine one application of the library-as-publisher model. Examine the eBook and eTextbook publishing landscape with a particular interest in the tools available to create or support long-form reading interfaces for library materials. The webcast will focus on the opportunities afforded to libraries by these new publishing tools and the new concepts and skills required to make books that are “of the web” and that work in linked data settings. The presenters will move from the theoretical to the practical by focusing discussion on a prototype “web book” from the MSU Library that employs a new method for publishing within a web browser using HTML5 and structured data to transform book content into a semantic, machine-readable and extensible platform (  Come learn with us as we investigate the power and possibility of accessible, open platforms for book content while considering the path forward for the library as publisher.

ACRL member: $50
ALA member: $75

Dec: GlobalEDGE: Your Free Resource for Global Business Knowledge (RUSA)

Thursday, December 11, 2014: 1-2:15pm Central

In this webinar, Emily Treptow will discuss the applications of globalEDGE to librarianship, and then Sarah Singer will provide an in-depth demonstration of the resource. globalEDGE is especially compelling because of the depth of information that it provides for free. This is a resource that academic librarians can point community members to. It is also a resource that public librarians who can’t afford to subscribe to international business databases can easily utilize.

$40 for RUSA members / $50 for ALA members / $65 for non-ALA members

Dec: Use of Social Media in the Library (ALCTS)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 / 11am Pacific

Social media has the potential to facilitate much closer relationships between libraries and their patrons. Current usage of social media by the library community generally remains ad hoc and somewhat experimental, but the uptake of these tools is accelerating, and they will likely play an increasingly important role in library service provision and outreach in the future.

ALCTS Member (individual)     43
Nonmember (individual)     59

Jan'15: Coding maps with Leaflet.js (LITA)

Tuesday January 6, 2015, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Central Time

Part 3 of Re-Drawing the Map series.

Maps and geographic location data are a big part of our online presence, and go beyond merely creating a directory of branch locations. In this hands-on course, you’ll learn to create your own maps using the Leaflet JavaScript library. You’ll learn to plot locations, build data layers, and add photos and text to enrich your maps. Participants will need to be familiar with HTML, CSS, and some JavaScript before the course.

Single Webinar:
    LITA Member: $39  /  Non-Member: $99  /  Group: $190

All three webinars:
    LITA Member: $99  /  Non-Member: $279 / Group: $499

Dec: OpenStreetMaps: Trust the map that anyone can change (LITA)

Tuesday December 9, 2014, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Central Time

Part 2 of Re-Drawing the Map series.

It's been said that "the map is not the territory". But when when the most of the world's websites and mobile apps rely on maps from private corporations who selectively show you places based on who you are (and who pays for the privilege), perhaps we should cede that territory for higher ground. It's counter-intuitive to trust a map that anyone can edit, but OpenStreetMap is already the geospatial foundation of some of the world's most popular sites including Pinterest, Evernote, and github. This session will introduce you to OpenStreetMap and show you how you can both contribute to and make use of the "Wikipedia of Maps".

Single Webinar:
    LITA Member: $39  /  Non-Member: $99  /  Group: $190

All three webinars:
    LITA Member: $99  /  Non-Member: $279 / Group: $499

Nov: Web Mapping: moving from maps on the web to maps of the web (LITA)

Tuesday Nov. 18, 2014, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Central Time

Part 1 of Re-Drawing the Map series.

The transition from paper maps to digital maps was a profound one. It was such a sea change that the current shift from Digital Mapping to Web Mapping may have escaped  notice even through it brings a fundamental shift of its own. This presentation will introduce you to the new tools of web mapping. These tools allow for new forms of journalism, citizen activism, and scholarship. Web mapping allows more people to tell more stories with maps. This presentation will help you tell yours.

Single Webinar:
    LITA Member: $39  /  Non-Member: $99  /  Group: $190

All three webinars:
    LITA Member: $99  /  Non-Member: $279 / Group: $499

Dec: Embedded Librarianship Across Disciplines (RUSA)

Tuesday, December 09, 2014: 2-3:15pm Central (?)

This webinar will examine three successful models of embedded librarianship conducted over multiple semesters and across several disciplines (Business, Communications, and Sociology) in a university setting. Through these examples, we will explore the process of becoming an embedded librarian, the logistics of embedding, and the benefits to students, faculty, and librarians. We will also share strategies for success and potential challenges.

$40 for RUSA members
$50 for ALA members
$65 for non-ALA members

Dec: Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know (LITA)

December 2, 2014, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

We’re all awash in technological innovation. It can be a challenge to know what new tools are likely to have staying power -- and what that might mean for libraries. The recently published Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know highlights a selected set of technologies that are just starting to emerge and describes how libraries might adapt them in the next few years.

In this webinar, join the authors of three chapters as they talk about their technologies and what they mean for libraries.

LITA Member: $39
Non-Member: $99

Jan'15: From Tutorials to Courses: Building an Engaging Online Learning Experience for Your Audience (ACRL)

January 19-February 6, 2015

This course will cover on how to effectively create an online learning experience at either the tutorial or course level. Learn how to write course goals and measurable learning objectives, create a sense of community, design or locate online education resources, and assess student learning.  The course will engage the audience through weekly readings, videos, discussion posts, interactive assignments, and live chat.

ACRL member: $135
ALA member: $175

Jan-Mar'15: Backward Design for Information Literacy Instruction: Fostering Critical Habits of Mind through Learning Outcomes, Assessment, and Sequencing (Library Juice Academy)

January 5 through March 13, 2015 / $250

As librarians look increasingly to integrated models of information literacy (IL) instruction that reach far beyond the one-shot and the mechanics of searching, it is becoming ever more essential that we design instruction that foregrounds learning as an incremental and ongoing process. Backward design - which involves identifying learning goals first, then determining acceptable evidence of learning, and finally addressing those outcomes through sequenced activities - offers powerful ways to develop IL instruction that fosters critical thinking and habits of mind like inquisitiveness and reflection.

Jan'15: PHP and MySQL (Library Juice Academy)

January 5-30, 2015 / $175

 In this course you will build a simple web application with a database back-end using PHP and MySQL. You will learn basic PHP syntax and control structures (if/else, for), as well as built-in commands for manipulating data. You will also learn MySQL commands for creating, reading, updating and deleting information in a small relational database.

Prior knowledge of HTML, including HTML forms, is recommended.

Jan'15: Getting Started with Digital Image Collections (Library Juice Academy)

January 5-30, 2015 / $175

This course is primarily aimed at librarians who are new to managing special image collections and who wish to learn more about beginning a digitization program. Through readings, individual exercises, and class discussions, students will develop an understanding of the following key components of digitization project planning: evaluation and preparation of resources, building sustainable workflows and storage environments, and usability assessment. In the first part of the course, students will become familiar with current research into the behaviours and attitudes of image-seekers, and they will develop a broad understanding of how different metadata standards for libraries, archives and museums record and present information to the end user. In the following weeks, we will discuss basic steps for creating and preserving digital images, such as choosing an appropriate scanning resolution, file naming, and devising scale-appropriate storage methods. Students will evaluate various strategy and planning documents in order to develop goals for their projects, and will be given examples of workflows that can be customized for their own use. The focus will be on providing access to collections that are being digitized from analogue materials, but will also have applications to born-digital collections.

Jan'15: Introduction to Book Indexing (Library Juice Academy)

January 5-30, 2015 / $175

This four-week, asynchronous online course provides an introduction to, and hands-on practice in, the indexing process for a closed-system text (as opposed to periodicals or databases). The main objective is to provide the student with a beginning skill set in producing a traditional back-of-the-book index. The intellectual and technical skills used will also be applicable to the indexing of online materials of various sorts. Topics will include: plumbing the indexer mind; how users approach and use indexes; index term selection (names and subjects); index entry formation; publisher requirements and considerations; double-posting and cross-referencing conventions; and editing the index for conciseness, completeness and usability. The course will also explore, as time allows, some best practices for indexing modular materials as well as the challenge and use of embedding index terms in electronic documents.

Jan'15: Visual Analytics with D3.js (Library Juice Academy)

January 5-30, 2015 / $175

Visual analytics is a special form of visualization that implies that visual representations (e.g., charts, maps, graphs, tables and so on) should be interactive (i.e. users should be able to change them: filter, animate, select and perform other manipulations). Interactive visual representations (such as time series graphs, time maps, animated charts) are becoming popular additions to library websites and catalogs. They are used for showing statistics about library usage and telling stories about library services and collections. This 4-week workshop introduces participants to D3.js (Data-Driven Documents), one of the fastest growing JavaScript-based open-source visualization libraries that allows web site designers to create interactive visualizations. Participants will also learn how to adapt existing open-source representations available in D3.js library for their own needs. Some comfort with JavaScript is assumed. (Our course titled Introduction to Client-Side Web Scripting would be good preparation.)

Jan'15: Embedded Librarianship in Online Courses (Library Juice Academy)

January 5-30, 2015 / $175

Thirty two percent of the approximately 21 million college students were taking at least one online course in 2011 (Allen & Seaman, 2013). Most accrediting agencies stipulate that library services available to on-campus students must be made available to online students. This three week course will discuss ways librarians may embed their skills in the virtual campus through its learning management system through the use of portal tabs, blocks, eReserves, knowledge bases, and student/faculty orientations. Discussion will turn to transferring bibliographic instruction into the online class through the use of team teaching, guest lecturing, and conducting synchronous workshops. The session concludes with an examination of the librarian as both a subject matter liaison and copyright point person during the design and development of online courses. This course is relevant to instruction librarians, outreach librarians, and embedded librarians who seek ways to infuse library resources and services to their growing virtual campuses.

Jan'15: Student Staff Development (Library Juice Academy)

January 5-30, 2015 / $175

No library can successfully serve its users without qualified and dedicated staff members. Student staff members fill roles that are essential to the success of any library. Therefore, it is necessary that these students be of high quality and well-trained. This course is based upon the premise that a student's work in the library should be seen as part of his or her overall development as a learner and a complete individual. With that philosophy in mind, this course will teach you specific tools and methods to evaulate and improve your current process of hiring, training and developing your student staff. Specifically, the focus will be on methods and processes to help you hire the best students possible, clearly communicate your expectations to your student staff, measure their progress and ability while finding ways to motivate and engage them. Readings will be provided during the course.

Jan'15: The SPARQL semantic query language and protocol - the Semantic Web in action (Library Juice Academy)

January 5-30, 2015 / $175

 This course will focus on the SPARQL query language (used to query RDF and semantic data) as well as the concept of the semantic 'triple' and RDF triplestores (a type of database for semantic data). Topics will include: the fundamentals of SPARQL how to write SPARQL queries against RDF tripe stores and interact with existing triple stores, how SPARQL is used to access, disseminate, and exchange semantic data on the web. We'll also spend a good deal of time studying how semantic systems are implemented on the web by looking at working open access examples of semantic data searches, triplestore, and semantic interfaces on the web. One of the primary goals of this course is for the student to understand how semantic data is used, accessed, and disseminated on the web.

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

Jan'15: Introduction to Project Management (Library Juice Academy)

January 5-30, 2015 / $175

Project Management is a fast-growing discipline and set of techniques useful in all professional fields. Join Robin Hastings in this 4-week course on Project Management as she takes you through the basics of how to manage projects efficiently and effectively. You will define what exactly a project is, what the 5 phases of Project Management are and how to use them in a real library project. You will be given case studies of projects and will be asked to fill out templates for the each of the phases of a project. By the end of the course, you will be familiar with the process of project management and how - and when - to implement it. You will also be given the opportunity to discuss using Project Management techniques in your library and be given resources to continue your learning. This course will give you the basic tools you need to take and keep control of your projects.

Dec: Evidence Based Collection Models: Not your Traditional DDA (Library Journal)

Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 10:00 – 11:00 AM ET

Join a panel of librarians who are using this usage based collection management model will discuss their experience. Wiley moderator, Lisa Nachtigall, will facilitate the panel discussion. Attendees can expect to learn best practices for implementing a program like this, promoting and socializing to patrons, and key learning and challenges.

Jan'15: Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)

Friday, Jan 16, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST

Do you shy away from conflict? In organizations across the world conflict is avoided. Expectations go unmet, values are violated, and overall under-performance exists because people do not know how to effectively resolve issues without resorting to the use of power. This one-hour session introduces you to concepts that enable you to begin to "integrate conflict" - to walk into it and effectively handle it - rather than avoid it.

Dec: Leading Effective Teams: Key Team Skills (4Good)

Wed, Dec 3 2014, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

Teamwork is vital to the modern, interconnected workplace, yet many people have frustrating team experiences. This practical webinar will identify common misconceptions about teams that can result in practices that limit effectiveness. We will then identify crucial team skills, including: getting on the same page; running efficient meetings; communicating skillfully, and fostering mutual accountability for success. I will share real-life case studies; tips and tools; and resources for further learning. A free resource packet will be available on request.

Apr'15: The Well-Spoken Woman Can Be You (AMA)

Apr 29, 2015 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern

Delivering Your Message with Poise and Confidence

Effective presentation skills are a critical element of success in the workplace and beyond.   The ability to state your ideas effectively and deliver with confidence enhances your standing with audiences large and small.

This interactive webcast will focus on best practices from a speech coach who has worked with First Lady Michelle Obama, female political candidates, and CEOs.

Mar'15: The Power of Introverted Women (AMA)

Mar 11, 2015 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern

Take Advantage of Your Quiet Strengths

Women who are introverted are continually asked to adapt to an often extrovert-centric, male-dominated workplace that rewards being out there and on stage. Many organizational cultures support those who talk about their accomplishments and who spend more time out and about networking instead of alone deep in thought.

Yet, thankfully, the world is changing. Women who are introverted have found their voice and the world is starting to awaken to the power of quiet influence. In this webcast, you will learn to tap into your natural strengths to make your own unique difference.

Jan'15: Mindful Leadership: Staying On Course When You Feel Overworked and Overwhelmed (AMA)

Jan 21, 2015 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern

How to Overcome Being Overworked and Overwhelmed

With everything you’re trying to accomplish in the week — clearing out an overflowing inbox, juggling a calendar that’s racked and stacked, deadlines, bosses, employees, customers, family commitments, personal care, running your household, the list goes on — it’s no wonder you feel overwhelmed.

Because of the demands of a do-more-with-less environment and a hyper-connected way of life, more and more leaders find themselves in a chronic state of fight or flight.  The effects of that can be devastating — for your effectiveness at work and personal relationships — as well as your overall health, well-being, and satisfaction with life.

So, what's the alternative?

Author and executive coach Scott Eblin offers one in this vital AMA webcast, based on the research behind his new, best-selling book, Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative.

Jan'15: How to Find Your Passion (AMA)

Jan 14, 2015 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern

We have all heard that if you do what you love, then it will not feel like work, and the money will follow. But when you feel unfulfilled at work, your career is a dead weight that you drag around even in your free time. 

What if you have no idea what your passion is?

So many of us get boxed into a career where we can perform adequately, but it just doesn’t tap into our core strengths and desires. The secret is to focus on your unique talents, skills, and experience that produce the most value. Join this in-depth interview with Alexandra Levit where she will explore ways to consider your career in a new light: How to create the career that gives you an opportunity to excel. When you persevere and look for opportunities, you’ll ultimately succeed. By capitalizing on your unique passions and gifts, you’re one step ahead of those who do not.

Dec: Dare to Be Bad: The Courage to Make Trade-Offs (AMA)

Dec 10, 2014 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern

Achieving Mastery by Not Trying to Be Great at Everything

Despite the enduring myth of the "superwoman," it is increasingly evident that individuals achieve mastery and meaning by investing deeply in a few important aspects of their lives, not by trying to be great at everything. When women determine their personal ideas of success and happiness, they are growing more comfortable making the decisions that need to be made to achieve them.  In a nutshell, women who are pushing back against perfection are the ones getting ahead.

Nov: 7 Reasons the Flipped Classroom Matters (Cengage Learning)

Thurs, Nov 20
1pm ET

Interested in engaging students in new ways, while activating deeper learning and better retention? Join Cengage and guest speakers Craig Roberts and Marc Sperber for a virtual workshop on how and why to flip your college course. In this webinar, Craig, a professor of neuroscience and education at the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, and Marc, an educational technologies consultant at the Duke University School of Nursing, talk about what drew them to the flipped classroom model and their experiences in helping faculty across the curriculum to flip their courses. Marc and Craig introduce the theoretical foundation of their approach—Chickering and Gamson’s Seven Principles of Effective Education – and apply it to their real-world experiences and best practices for “flipping” learned in their own classroom and work with other faculty.

Dec: Show Your Work: Narrating Work as Knowledge Sharing (InSynch)

Dec 4, 2014 / 2pm Eastern

We spend a great deal of time talking about how people learn and how to help people learn and how to use that learning to help organizations improve. But “learning” often looks like doing, and talking with others about what we’re doing. This is frequently how we learn and how we help others learn. In this session we’ll look at what to narrate as well as how and when. The bottom line? To improve workplace learning and knowledge management we need to stop saying, “Tell me what you do” and start asking, “Please show me how you did that?"

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Jun'15: Networking and Your Job Hunt (NMRT)

June 9, 2015
12:00-1:00pm Eastern

More info to follow

Mar'15: Negotiating Your Salary (NMRT)

March 3, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 pm Eastern

More info to follow.

Dec: The Art of Making Transitions in Your Librarian Career (NMRT)

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, US/Eastern

We invite you to join us as presenters Beth Ashmore and Jacquelyn Paulin share their personal knowledge of making successful career changes within the profession and discuss what to consider before making a move. The program will be accessible through Adobe Connect at  Please sign in early as space is limited to 100 participants.

Beth Ashmore, who began her career as an instruction librarian, is Metadata Librarian for Serials & Electronic Resources at Samford University Library in Birmingham, Alabama. She recently co-authored the book, The Librarian’s Guide to Negotiation, and maintains the website, The Researching Librarian.

Jacquelyn Paulin is a Reference Librarian for a contracting company in the Washington, DC metro area.  Merging her background in technology, communication, and research into her library career has taken her to academic, non-profit, and government libraries.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Nov: Insights from The Machiavellian Librarian (Choice/ACRL)

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014  /  11am-12pm Pacific

Do librarians ‘rock the boat’? Do they challenge those around them to win influence and advantage? Why is it that librarians are little found on the ‘influence’ grid of personality assessment tests? "The Machiavellian Librarian," a successful new book from the Chandos Imprint, offers real life examples of librarians who use their knowledge and skill to project influence, and turn the tide in their, and their library’s, favor. Join us for a discussion with two of the contributors to the book - Megan Hodge, author of the chapter Prince or Plebe?: Success at all Levels of the Library Hierarchy, and Laura Francabandera, author of the chapter: Mixed Monarchies: Expanding the Library’s Sphere of Influence to help Student-Athletes.

Dec: Value-Added Facilitation (Infopeople)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
12 Noon Pacific

As library work becomes more team oriented and community focused, we find ourselves participating in more meetings. The accepted wisdom is that designating a facilitator will ensure that meeting time is well spent. Is that true for your library? Even when someone is facilitating,
•    Do meetings tend to be all talk and no action?
•    Can a few outspoken participants dominate the conversation?
•    Does the group sometimes have trouble moving from brainstorming to decision-making?
•    Does lack of information or disagreement about the facts impede progress?
•    Do the people with the ideas lack the authority to implement them?
•    Do long standing conflicts resurface so that nothing gets resolved?

Sound familiar? It may be time to rethink your approach to meeting facilitation. In this lively webinar, we will explore ways to reinvigorate the facilitator role to add more value to the meeting process. You will learn skills that can elevate facilitation beyond simply calling on meeting participants and recording their comments. Our focus will be on active facilitation tips and techniques, including how to:
•    Stay neutral on content while exerting leadership on process,
•    Frame questions and set expectations,
•    Analyze comments in real time and sort them for ease of comparison,
•    Identify and address gaps in the discussion,
•    Resolve conflicts and reach consensus, and
•    Create work products that allow ideas to move forward.

If you are a member of the library community who is already – or might someday be – called upon to act as a facilitator, this webinar will help you improve your effectiveness, increase your value to your organization, and make more productive use of meeting time.

This webinar will be of interest to library staff at all levels, as well as library friends, trustees, and commissioners.

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