Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Jun-Jul'15: Learn HTML5 (W3Cx)

6 week course begins June 1 via edX.


HTML5 is the standard language of the Web, developed by the World Wide Web Consortium, also known as W3C. HTML5 is and will continue to be THE essential technology for organizations delivering applications across multiple platforms. As such, HTML5 is now supported on mobile phones, connected objects, game consoles, automobile dashboards, and devices that haven’t even been considered yet. Write once and deploy anywhere! In this course, you will learn all the new features that were introduced with HTML5 to help create great Web sites and applications, in a simplified but powerful way.

HTML5 provides native support for video and audio without plug-ins, provides support for offline applications and for games with smooth interactive animations, and much more. HTML5 represents the set of features that entrepreneurs and organizations will rely on for years to come.

Basic knowledge of HTML
Some familiarity with CSS 
Basic knowledge of JavaScript and DOM APIs helpful, but not required

Apr'15: Library 2.015 Spring Summit - The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning (San Jose State University)

Thursday, April 30 (1-4 pm Mountain)

Inspired by the San Jose State University iSchool's Emerging Future MOOC, this interactive seminar on future technology trends in library and information services will present key issues faced by information professionals and educators. Attendees will learn about and discuss ways to prepare for the future, both professionally and organizationally.

The Library 2.015 Spring Summit will be divided into three parts, with opening and closing keynote panels and one hour of quick topic presentations. In Part 1, Chasing Storms or Rainbows, a keynote panel will look at the effects of emerging technologies on current and future learning trends. Part 2, In the Know, will feature three short sequential presentations: how to plan and fund new technologies; how to stay up to date with new technologies; and a drill down on the key impact areas of new technologies. Part 3, The Here and Now, will be a closing panel discussion on technology and social media trends.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:  http://www.library20.com/spring2015

Apr'15: Coaching for Performance (Training Magazine Network)

Thursday, April 30 (11-12 pm Mountain)

Coaching is a powerful and underutilized technique for improving human performance. Every manager can coach others to achieve mutual goals.  Coaching serves different purposes including building competence, encouraging teamwork, securing trust, setting expectations, and measuring success. Different contexts can benefit from different approaches to coaching. In this interactive workshop, Thiagi and Tracy will use LOLAs (Live Online Learning Activities) to coach you through proven guidelines for improving your coaching performance. Among other things, they will explore some little-known (but extremely effective) approaches to coaching from the fields of positive psychology and creativity.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:  http://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

Apr'15: Finding Government Data on the Environment (North Carolina Library Association)

Wednesday, April 29 (10-11 am Mountain)

Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents ...

Interest in sustainability has grown exponentially at colleges and universities, such that a 2009 New York Times articles announced, “Sustainability Field Booms on Campus,” noting growth at both liberal arts institutions and at community colleges. This session focuses on finding governmental data relevant to research on sustainability, and will examine tools provided by agencies such as the EPA, Department of Energy, and some selected international sources. In addition, the session will suggest strategies for answering a data question, especially when its unclear where to begin or when other sources have been exhausted. The session is offered by Ann Marshall, a former political science librarian at the University of Rochester.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.nclaonline.org/

Apr'15: Tech Talk with Michael Sauers (Nebraska Library Commission)

Wednesday, April 29 (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

Apr'15: Tech Tools with Tine: of Social Media, part 1: Needs Analysis (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Friday, April 24 (9-10 am Mountain)

In our Tech Tools with Tine series, trainer Tine Walczyk typically tackles a single online tool for one hour. For this spring 2015 series, we're doing something a little different. For the first three webinars, Tine will put her focus on a different aspect of social media use by libraries. In this week's webinar, she'll be presenting part 1: Needs Analysis. Topics discussed include when to use which tools, conducting user surveys, meeting your patrons where they live online, and thinking through your purpose for using social media.

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

Apr'15: How to Find Free (and Legal to Use) Images and Media Online (TechSoup)

Thursday, April 23 (12-1 pm Mountain)
In this free, hour-long webinar hear TechSoup's Jim Lynch and Creative Commons' project manager Jane Park tell where to source free images and music for your nonprofit or public library.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

Apr'15: Are Tablets Just Toys? How to Get Work Done (and Be Green!) with Mobile Devices (TechSoup)

Thursday, April 16 (12-1 pm Mountain)

Join TechSoup's Jim Lynch and mobile solutions VP at CDI Glenn Collins to learn how tablets and mobile devices can be leveraged to help you work smarter - and greener - this Earth Day month and year-round.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:  http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/events

Apr'15: What We've Learned: Tips & Tricks for Webinars That Deliver The Goods (Nebraska Library Commission)

Wednesday, April 15 (9-10 am Mountain)

Staff of the Nebraska Library Commission have either attended, produced, or delivered more than 500 webinars in the past decade and they'd like to encourage others to try out this communications platform. In this episode, NLC staff Christa Burns, Laura Johnson, and Michael Sauers will share many of the lessons they've learned over the years about how to produce, host, and deliver successful webinars.

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

Apr'15: Brave New World of Tech – An Exploration of Space, Drones, AI & Other Cool Stuff (Library Journal)

Wednesday, April 15 (9-10 am Mountain)

During this presentation Dr. Chris Marker will discuss hot topics in science, engineering and technology. Dr. Marker will also demonstrate how the Inspec database drives research and innovation through its depth and breadth of content and ease of access. He will show how, through careful selection and categorization of relevant information, Inspec allows researchers to drill down and retrieve specific information quickly and efficiently; plus showcase why the Inspec database has been the research tool of choice of the world’s leading universities, companies and government agencies.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/category/webcasts/

Apr'15: The Reference Interview: Best Practices/Dealing with Difficult Situations (Utah State Library)

Tuesday, April 14 (10:30-11:30 am Mountain

Come join us for a discussion of the American Library Association’s Reference Interview Guidelines and an examination of the most common types of difficult patron interactions and reference desk situations. Presenters will include: Michael Noe and April Love from the University of Utah Marriot Library, and Meghan Hunt and Holly Whistler from Salt Lake Country Library Services.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:  http://stateofutah.adobeconnect.com/usltraining/

Apr'15: Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)

Monday, April 13 (12-1 pm Mountain)

Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this newly revised class.  You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants including: Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations. What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding. How do you identify potential funders and make the first approach.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:  http://grantspace.org/classroom/training-calendar/online

Apr'15: UX for the People: Empowering Patrons and Front-line Staff through a User-centered Culture (Gale Geek)

Friday, April 10 (9-10 am Mountain)

Featured at ACRL, and now available via webinar for librarians across the country, you won't want to miss this session from Courtney Greene McDonald, Head of Discovery & Research Services at Indiana University Libraries, and Heidi Steiner Burkhardt, Head of Digital Services at Norwich University! Other people live in the world and come to the library, but until recently, librarians have often lived in the library and only occasionally escaped to the world. Patron expectations today are shaped by myriad external factors, and libraries are responding through developing a user experience (UX) culture. Come and be inspired to intentionally integrate sustainable UX practices into your day-to-day, and discover tangible actions to implement in your library’s virtual and physical environments.

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

Apr'15: The Present and Future of E-Books (American Libraries Live)

Thursday, April 9 (12-1 pm Mountain)

Get the inside scoop on pressing library topics from leaders in the field—free--with American Libraries Live. It’s a streaming video program that you can view in your library, at home, or while sipping coffee at your favorite wi-fi enabled coffee shop. This is not just a webinar with voice-overs drilling through PowerPoint slides. You’ll watch presenters live onscreen, and you can ask questions in real time via chat.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:  http://americanlibrarieslive.org/

Apr'15: The Brand Idea: The Secret to Managing Your Values-Based Brand (TechSoup)

Thursday, April 9 (12-1 pm Mountain)

Authors of The Brand Idea will discuss the strategic role a brand can play in achieving mission impact, supporting collaboration, and strengthening organizational cohesion.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:  http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/events

Apr'15: Makerspaces: Curating, Creating, Collaboration (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Wednesday, April 8 (1-2 pm Mountain)

A Makerspace is a place for curation, design, collaboration, creation, and evaluation. In education, Makerspaces need to have clear goals, ties to the curriculum, student led events, and a place for students to take initiative. This webinar will be presented by elementary librarians Nancy Jo Lambert of Frisco ISD, Chair-Elect of the Texas Library Association’s Children’s Round Table, and Shawna Ford of Weatherford ISD, both popular presenters at TCEA and TLA. In this webinar, Nancy Jo and Shawna will walk participants through the process of initiating a Makerspace with both no-tech and high-tech resources. They will also discuss the ways in which each of them have created times and places for students to participate in Makerspace activities.

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

Apr'15: 12 Ways to More Effective Marketing (WebJunction)

Wednesday, April 8 (12-1 pm Mountain)
Marketing in libraries is often an afterthought rather than a priority embedded in planning. But times are changing! Community members now have more choices for books, information, entertainment and assistance. Don’t let your library become invisible due to perceived lack of time, money or marketing savvy. Jamie will help you think differently to achieve the basics of effective marketing without a ton of money or staff. From promotional videos to eye-catching emails, you'll learn about marketing techniques and tools available to even the smallest of libraries. Discover simple ways to gain attention and increase attendance.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

Apr'15: To Propose or Not to Propose: That is the Grant Writing Question (4Good)

Wednesday, April 8 (11-12 pm Mountain)

Obtaining grant funding from foundations, corporations, and public agencies is a competitive process. Before beginning a lengthy proposal, applicants must carefully assess their alignment with grantor guidelines, interests, and funding priorities. Otherwise, the endeavor will force an organization to contort itself to meet grant requirements, squandering time and resources while distracting from its true mission. This webinar, led by a grant proposal writer who has successfully obtained millions for nonprofits based on careful evaluation of grantors, will share tips about best practices for reviewing grant guidelines, eligibility requirements, and funding priorities.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://4good.org/4good/upcoming-nonprofit-webinars

Apr'15: Expect the Unexpected and Prepare for It: Crisis Planning for Nonprofits (Nonprofit Hub)

Wednesday, April 8 (10:30-11:30 am Mountain)

Crisis preparedness is usually the last priority for busy, understaffed, overworked nonprofit organizations. Tell that to Penn State or Susan G. Komen, two organizations caught in a media firestorm and whose unpreparedness almost crippled them. Even corporations like BP mismanaged communications during a crisis, largely because they were unprepared for a PR situation of that magnitude. Simple crisis planning helps mitigate the risk of being caught unprepared when your organization’s reputation is at risk. This webinar will walk participants through, step-by-step, the process of crisis preparedness. How do you know you’re in a crisis? What are the strategies to find your way out of a crisis? How do we structure the response? And most valuable to nonprofits: How do I protect my organization’s reputation while still promoting our cause? Through the lessons of real-life examples and tailored scenarios organizations are most vulnerable to, participants will leave this webinar with a better understanding of how to handle a crisis, what it takes to effectively prepare for one, and the precise elements that should go into any PR crisis plan.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.nonprofithub.org/webinars/

Apr'15: Six Reasons Why Infographics Matter (Idealware)

Tuesday, April 7 (11-12 pm Mountain)

Why infographics? If you’ve never created one, they can seem daunting and expensive. However, when you find the right data and have the right story to tell, your Infographic can reach a wide audience and make a big difference in your community and beyond.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:  http://idealware.org/online-training

Apr'15: How to Perfect Your Voice on Social Media for Maximum Engagement (Special Library Association)

Thursday, April 2 (10-11 am Mountain

The voice is what people hear on social media – but are they really listening? Are they engaged? Davis Erin Anderson and Cheryl Yanek will address how to fine-tune the personality of social media efforts to take it beyond just the voice. Learn how to adjust the voice to communicate with specific audience groups, across and within platforms. Colleagues who may have their own social media contributions don't always "get it". At this webinar, you will learn how to gain buy-in, build trust, and work collaboratively to ensure reader preferences and manager preferences are aligned; achieve a consistent voice, no matter who is posting; and find and write engaging content when social media is only one part of the many parts of your job.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:  http://calendar.sla.org/index.php?eID=424

Monday, March 30, 2015

May'15: Planning and Delivering Engaging Training (Infopeople)

An Infopeople short format* online course, May 5, 2015 – May 18, 2015


Do you plan training or workshops? Would you like to lead sessions in which the participants are fully active and engaged? Do you want to ensure that participants are able to retain and apply what they learn after a training session? If so, this course is for you!

During this course, you will learn to:
•    Incorporate learning activities to help with knowledge building and retention
•    Organize your content
•    Use a workshop plan template
•    Remove as many obstacles to learning as possible
•    Deal with difficult training situations
•    Do meaningful evaluation based on learning objectives

Thursday, March 26, 2015

May-Jun'15: Basic Graphic Design for Library Staff (Infopeople)

May 5, 2015 to June 1, 2015

Fee: $75 for those in the California library community and Infopeople Partners, $150 for all others.

For a complete course description and to register go to https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=484

Are you disappointed with the publications you’ve been creating? Do you feel you are targeting the right audience with the type styles and graphics you’re using? From simple bookmarks to signs to handouts of all kinds, the care and attention you pay to creating attractive and informative publications reflects the respect your library has for its customers. In this course, you will learn quick and easy ways to get positive results for your basic desktop publishing needs.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Apr'15: Making, Collaboration, and Community: fostering lifelong learning and innovation in a library makerspace (CLA)

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 10AM-11:30AM Pacific

Registration link: http://www.cla-net.org/?855

Travis Good will share insights garnered from having visited different makerspaces and Maker Faires across the country. He will explain why "making" is fundamentally important, what its affecting and why libraries are natural place to house makerspaces. Uyen Tran will discuss how without funding, she was able to turn a study room with two 3D printers into a simple makerspace that is funded and supported by the community. She will also provide strategies for working with community partners to provide free and innovative maker programs and creating a low cost/no cost library maker environment. Resources and programming ideas will also be provided for libraries with varying budgets and staffing. Upon completing this webinar, every attendee should be able to start implementing “maker” programs at their library.

Apr'15: Creating a Library App: Things to Know Before You Go Mobile (CLA)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 11AM-12PM Pacific

Registration link: http://www.cla-net.org/?861

Mobile apps are a popular topic in libraries. But what does it take to create one? Is an app the right solution, or should you create a responsive website? What is the process like, and what resources are needed? How do you manage privacy, security, and legal concerns? Who do you need to get the job done, and what skills should they have?

These are all important questions that should be asked (and answered) before you think about creating a mobile app. Learn from expert panelists from libraries and nonprofits who have created, developed, and managed mobile apps for their organizations. Panelists will share practical advice and information based on experience, as well as helpful tools and resources.

May'15: Concepts in Digital Preservation (NEDCC)

May 19, 2015
2:00pm Eastern (2 hrs)

This webinar introduces issues in digital preservation, beginning with basic terminology and a broad discussion of digital collections. This session will cover risks facing digital objects and the major strategies being used in cultural heritage institutions to care for them over time.

$95 / $75 early-bird registration (April 28, 2015)
Registration deadline: May 18, 2015

May'15: Caring for Digital Audio (NEDCC)

May 5, 2015
2:00pm Eastern (2 hrs)

This webinar will introduce the principles and theories of digital audio, with a focus on identification, risks and preservation strategies for physical formats including optical media, DAT, MiniDisc, and VHS and Beta encoded digital audio, as well as strategies and best practices for preserving born-digital audio. The session will include discussion of the differences between analog and digital audio preservation, information on creating preservable digital audio objects and how to store these for long term preservation and access.

$95 / $75 early-bird registration (April 14, 2015)
Registration deadline: May 4, 2015

May-Jun'15: Business Reference 101 (RUSA)

May 11 - June 5, 2015

Do you wish you felt more confident when faced with a business reference question? Want to demystify SIC and NAICS codes, ROI and 10k's? Then Business Reference 101 is for you! This four-week, Web-based professional development course is designed for academic, special or public librarians and other researchers and library staff who have a basic understanding of some business resources but who do not work with them often enough to build expertise. The course will provide students with a framework for understanding the business reference process as well as an overview of business reference sources specific to each of the course modules (see below). Business Reference 101 participants will also have access to proprietary business reference databases such as Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage, Gale's Business Insights: Global, Morningstar, IBISWord, Plunkett Research Online and ReferenceUSA, among others.

$130 for RUSA members
$175 for ALA members
$210 for non-ALA members

May'15: Open Access in the Humanities (SLIS)

Friday, May 1st, 12:00 pm


The open access (OA) movement has broad support within the library community, and it is increasingly embraced by researchers, granting agencies, and publishers. Why, then, are many graduate students, faculty, and professional associations in the humanities advocating measures such as embargoing access to dissertations in digital repositories? Why are some humanities faculty skeptical of accepting peer review requests from OA journals? In this session, Professor Jonathan Senchyne will explore some of the issues that differentiate OA conversations in the humanities and the sciences. The conversation will explore the pros, cons, and gray areas of OA in the humanities from different stakeholder perspectives while seeking common ground and increased collaboration between students, faculty, publishers, and librarians within the scholarly communication ecosystem.

Apr'15: Responsive Web Design (SLIS)

Monday, April 6th, 12:00 pm Central


Responsive web design (RWD) "is a web development approach that creates dynamic changes to the appearance of a website, depending on the screen size and orientation of the device being used to view it. RWD is one approach to the problem of designing for the multitude of devices available to customers, ranging from tiny phones to huge desktop monitors.” NNg/Nielsen-Norman Group

Made possible by the latest versions of HTML and cascading stylesheets, HTML5 and CSS3, responsive web design has been around for almost 5 years. RWD provides a solution to the conundrum of a library or organization having to maintain multiple versions of their website, each optimized for a different device. In addition, responsiveness is being built into more content management systems, for example Word Press themes, so RWD is within the reach of organizations without large IT departments. This webinar will present an overview of the benefits RWD, and provide criteria to help anyone charged with managing a website choose between a mobile site, RWD, or mobile app development.

May'15: Organizing the Internet of Things (O'Reilly)

Thursday, May 7, 2015


Traditional machine-to-machine (M2M) uses the internet to replace what was previously achieved through a wire. The challenges for IT are not much different to any other implementation of a prescribed business model.
But how are we going to leverage the connectedness of devices in the consumer Internet of Things (IoT) in a world in which every individual may show a different degree of technology adoption? Not everyone has the connected Crock Pot! The challenges are manifold, and while in 2015 we are still arguing about technical standards that hinder communication of things across platforms, the looming challenges of data integration are even more significant.

May'15: People: Difficult or Different (Effectiveness Institute)

Friday, May 15, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific

Why are some clients or co-workers so frustrating to work with? Or more importantly, why would anyone think of YOU as a difficult person? For example, isn’t it irritating when the person across the desk or on the phone can’t seem to ever make a decision… or makes a snap decision only to change it a day later? In this interactive and engaging Webinar, you will discover why “different” does not have to mean “difficult.” Then you will learn the magic of making slight adjustments in your awareness and behavior that will have a significant impact on your ability to “click” with customers and co-workers.

Apr'15: Agents: The Gateway to Author Engagement at Your Library and Beyond! (Booklist)

Thursday, April 9, 2015 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Central


Join Booklist and New Leaf Literary & Media agents for an hour-long, free webinar that will discuss the role of a literary agent, as well as describing how librarians, teachers, and booksellers can work directly with agents to forge relationships between authors and readers.

Apr'15: Overview of ACLS Humanities E-Books and the Digital Humanities (ASERL)

Tue, Apr 7, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

Please join us to hear from Valerie Boulos from Florida International University and ACLS staff members Lee Walton and Clare Doyle as they discuss their work with ACLS Humanities E-Books and the Digital Humanities. This webinar will describe the collaboration between the American Council of Learned Societies and over 100 publishers that has created an online, fully searchable collection of high-quality books in the humanities and social sciences, recommended and reviewed by scholars, and how this collection is being utilized at Florida International University.

May'15: What It Takes to Be a Courageous Woman Leader (AMA)

May 6, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern


World-renowned Fortune 500 business consultant Bonnie St. John has noticed an alarming degree of ambivalence among women about seeing themselves as leaders and being fully committed to achieving leadership roles.  Even her teenage daughter, Darcy, has harbored reservations and voiced surprisingly stereotypical criticisms of women as leaders.

Apr'15: How to Read Financial Statements (AMA)

Apr 15, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern


This webcast explains and helps you understand financial statements, digging into the nitty-gritty of the Balance Sheet, P&L, and Cash Flow. For an hour, you’ll get practical examples and learn tips you can easily use to read financial statements in your organization, whether a large publicly-held company or a start-up.
You will identify the main parts of financial statements, distinguish the main functions of each statement, and interpret the numbers to make sound financial decisions.

Apr'15: Universal Design for Learning, Information literacy, and Libraries (RUSA)

Wednesday, April 01, 2015: 1-2:15pm Central

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) provides an excellent framework for classroom technique and theory for librarians, instructors, teachers, and professors at all levels. Information Literacy Instruction impacts our classrooms, communities, and colleagues. UDL allows learners to more fully engage with information literacy instruction by using good design strategies that allow flexibility and multiple methods of engagement. Using the new ACRL Framework as a lens, our presenters will provide an introduction to UDL tools and resources.

Registration fees:
$40 for RUSA members
$50 for ALA members
$65 for non-ALA members
$35 for ALA student members and retired members

Apr'15: Librarians and NVivo - Supporting Your Campus Researchers and Engaging in Your Own Research, Too! (Georgia State)

Monday, April 6, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

This training is for NVivo for Windows users.

Are your campus researchers analyzing qualitative data, and you want to be more conversant regarding how they might use NVivo to facilitate their analysis? Are you expected to do research yourself, want to analyze qualitative data, and are curious as to how you might use NVivo for your analyses? If so, this webinar is for you!

In this webinar, you will be given an overview of some core analysis features in NVivo, using examples from hypothetical and actual research projects related to academic librarianship.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-nvivo-webinar-librarians-and-nvivo-supporting-your-campus-researchers-and-engaging-in-your-own-registration-16218999464

NOTE: If you are unable to attend, a recording of the webinar will be made available at a later date.

Apr'15: Emerging Technologies and Libraries (ACRL/Choice)

April 23, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Pacific | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Mountain | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Central | 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern

Koerber and Sauers will look at a variety of technologies currently having an impact on libraries and library service - from pervasive mobile connectivity to crowdfunding to smart homes - and some of the privacy and security issues surrounding them. At the end, they'll present a checklist of ways to keep on top of current trends and to anticipate what's coming next.

Apr'15: Breaking Barriers: How Academic Librarians Can Communicate More Effectively with Faculty (Library Journal)

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT


Every aspect of the higher education ecosystem is changing—from libraries, to faculty, to administration, to publishers. Breaking down the barriers between these groups will inform a more collaborative partnership focused on managing change together. Through engagement with both librarians and faculty, some key themes appear to be emerging, such as a need for on-campus task forces, a realignment of the library’s role as resource center, and the increased responsibility of librarians to advise faculty on matters, such as copyright and various publication processes. Understanding these developments will allow librarians and faculty to communicate more effectively with each other and collectively achieve their institution’s mission.

Join us for a stimulating and perhaps challenging, but necessary discussion.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Apr'15: How to Build a Sustainable Embedded Librarianship Program (ALA)

A 90-minute workshop facilitated by Meredith Farkas
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

2:30 PM Eastern | 1:30 PM Central | 12:30 PM Mountain | 11:30 AM Pacific


In this workshop, Farkas, a distance learning librarian and instruction coordinator, will describe how you can become embedded in the classroom and incorporate information literacy instruction into your curriculum in sustainable ways. You’ll learn about the best practices found in the literature as well as from Farkas’ personal experiences with embedment.

Apr'15: How to Salvage Wet Materials (Amigos)

This course consists of two 2-hour sessions April 7 & 9, 2015, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm CDT


Learn how to salvage wet items of all types in your collection. Detailed, step-by-step instructions will provide participants with the knowledge to salvage books, paper, photographs, film, textiles, sound and video recordings, and much more. In-class exercises and homework assignments allow participants to put their new-found knowledge to use.

Apr-May'15: Threshold Concepts in the Information Literacy Classroom: Translating the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy into Our Teaching Practices (Library Juice Academy)

April 6 to May 15th, 2015


In this 6-week interactive workshop, participants will explore ways that the ACRL Framework does and can inform their teaching practices.
Reflecting on the specific contexts and environments in which they work, participants will share their interpretations and applications of the Framework. In addition to engaging in readings and discussions related to the Framework, individuals will develop an instructional activity or lesson plan that relates to one or more of the ACRL Framework’s threshold concepts. In developing these instructional plans, participants will give particular attention to articulating student learning outcomes and developing activities that enable authentic assessment of learning.

Apr'15: Financial Education Resources for Library Staff (FDLP)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
2:00 p.m. (Eastern)


The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is working to provide libraries with financial education resources, program ideas, marketing materials, training, and more. The goal of the effort is to make libraries the go-to source for financial information and education in every community. The CFPB worked closely with nine public libraries to build strategies that could be implemented in any library. Learn more about this innovative national initiative and how you can participate.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Apr'15: 2015 ACRL Technology Wrap-Up (ALA)

Friday April 3
1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 11:00 AM MT | 10:00 AM PT


Join us for this free 2015 ACRL Tech Wrap-Up Webinar! Our expert panel will discuss the technology trends and developments they observed during the conference and give you their unique perspective. This way, if you miss out or want to get the academic experts’ perspective on what went on technology-wise at the conference, you still can!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Apr'15: Taking the Fear out of Digital Migration Projects (Choice/ACRL)

Thurs Apr 16 / 11am-12pm Pacific


Don’t know where to start with digitization projects?  Feeling overwhelmed with the number of projects your library would like to take on for space reclamation?  Working together to help libraries efficiently transition to an e-focused research environment that reclaims space, preserves important materials, and provides the on-demand access to authoritative information that users expect is our mission! Join this webinar to learn how ProQuest is taking the fear out of Digital Migration and Conversion.

Apr-May'15: Process Mining: Data Science in Action (TU/e)

6 week course: Apr 1-May 19 via Coursera


Process mining is the missing link between model-based process analysis and data-oriented analysis techniques. Through concrete data sets and easy to use software the course provides data science knowledge that can be applied directly to analyze and improve processes in a variety of domains.

Mar-Apr'15: Maps and the Geospatial Revolution (Penn State)

5 week course beginning March 25 via Coursera (FREE)


The past decade has seen an explosion of new mechanisms for understanding and using location information in widely-accessible technologies. This Geospatial Revolution has resulted in the development of consumer GPS tools, interactive web maps, and location-aware mobile devices. These radical advances are making it possible for people from all walks of life to use, collect, and understand spatial information like never before.

This course brings together core concepts in cartography, geographic information systems, and spatial thinking with real-world examples to provide the fundamentals necessary to engage with Geography beyond the surface-level. We will explore what makes spatial information special, how spatial data is created, how spatial analysis is conducted, and how to design maps so that they’re effective at telling the stories we wish to share. To gain experience using this knowledge, we will work with the latest mapping and analysis software to explore geographic problems.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Apr'15: Connecting with Students and Faculty through Personal and Embedded Librarianship (ALA)

TWO PART WORKSHOP: Thursdays—April 16 and 23, 2015
2:30pm Eastern | 1:30pm Central | 12:30pm Mountain | 11:30am Pacific
Both sessions are 90 minutes


Learn to become an instructional partner to faculty and a mentor to student researchers! In this workshop, you’ll discover how to use embedded librarianship and personal librarianship to do just that, all while creating value for your library and position.

Richard Moniz, Joe Eshleman, Valerie Freeman, and David Jewell—our team of experienced experts—will show you how you can take the latest work librarians have done in this area and use it in your own institution to foster new relationships as well as enhance the ones you’ve already established. They’ll show you how to embed yourself in personal learning networks with students and faculty while starting a conversation with your community of learners that will keep going.

Apr'15: Creating Online Federal Depository Collections: Case Studies (FDLP)

Thursday, April 23, 2015 / 2:00 pm (Eastern)


Much of the content provided through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) is shifting to online formats. Depository libraries have several options for providing access to these online resources. This session will explore approaches from three depository libraries in developing online Federal depository collections and connecting users to these important information resources.

Apr-Jun'15: Design and Development of Games for Learning (MITx)

9 week class begins April 1


This project-based course explores the process of designing and developing educational games, including issues associated with assessment, implementation and marketing. Through six units comprising nine weeks, we will look at the evolution of educational video games and hear from experts working on many aspects of learning games from design to development to implementation. And we will help you create your own learning game and surrounding curriculum.

Apr-May'15: Data Analysis to the MAX() (edX)

8-week class starts April 7


Enhance your data analysis skills using spreadsheets and data visualization.

Using video lectures and hands-on exercises, we will teach you techniques and best practices that will boost your data analysis skills. We will take a deep dive into data analysis with spreadsheets: PivotTables, VLOOKUPS, Named ranges, what-if analyses, making great graphs - all those will be covered in the first weeks of the course. After, we will investigate the quality of the spreadsheet model, and especially how to make sure your spreadsheet remains error-free and robust.

Finally, once we have mastered spreadsheets, we will demonstrate other ways to store and analyze data. We will also look into how Python, a programming language, can help us with analyzing and manipulating data in spreadsheets.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Apr'15: Experimenting with BIBFRAME: Reports from Early Adopters (NISO)

April 8, 2015
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern time


In May 2011, the Library of Congress officially launched a new modeling initiative, Bibliographic Framework Initiative, as a linked data alternative to MARC. The Library then announced in November 2012 the proposed model, called BIBFRAME. Since then, the library world is moving from mainly theorizing about the BIBFRAME model to attempts to implement practical experimentation and testing. This experimentation is iterative, and continues to shape the model so that it’s stable enough and broadly acceptable enough for adoption.

In this webinar, several institutions will share their progress in experimenting with BIBFRAME within their library system. They will discuss the existing, developing, and planned projects happening at their institutions. Challenges and opportunities in exploring and implementing BIBFRAME in their institutions will be discussed as well.

    NISO Member
        $95.00 (US and Canada)
        $109.00 (International)
    NASIG Member
        $125.00 (US and Canada)
        $149.00 (International)

Mar'15: Lessons from the Maker Movement (Choice/ACRL)

March 24th, 2015
11:00 a.m. PT | 12:00 p.m. MT | 1:00 p.m. CT | 2:00 p.m. ET


How DIY projects can transform your engineering classroom into a more collaborative, problem-solving environment for today's students.

Join AccessEngineering with guest speaker, Donald Norris, for an essential Live Webinar on what has been called the next industrial revolution—the Maker Movement. New devices like the Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone Black, and Intel Edison provide a unique opportunity for students to apply engineering concepts through DIY projects. Drawing upon his own experience incorporating DIY projects into the classroom, this leading author will outline practical techniques for using projects to teach students about design constraints, making tradeoffs, and creative, collaborative problem solving approaches. Reserve your place today so you don't miss this special event!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Apr'15: Basic Reference Skills for Non-Reference Librarians (ALA)

4-week eCourse beginning Monday, April 6, 2015


Providing reference services is a valuable skill for every librarian and proper training is essential. Francisca Goldsmith is an experienced reference librarian and instructor who will help librarians, who have never done reference work, get up to speed in this new eCourse!

May'15: Improving Morale: It Can Be Done without Frosting (ALCTS)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
11 a.m. Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1 p.m. Central | 2 p.m. Eastern


The webinair will explain why workplaces develop low morale, how to recognize the problem, and provide basic principles for change. Primary focus will be on respect and consistency without micromanagement or lack of leadership.

ALCTS Member (individual)     43
Nonmember (individual)     59

May'15: From MARC to BIBFRAME: An Introduction (ALCTS)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
11 a.m. Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1 p.m. Central | 2 p.m. Eastern


This presentation provides an introduction to the Bibliographic Framework (BIBFRAME), a model used for expressing and connecting bibliographic data through the semantic web. Includes an overview of linked data, examples of MARC metadata expressed as BIBFRAME, and shows the possibilities of library linked data.

ALCTS Member (individual)  $43
Nonmember (individual)  $59

May'15: Time Management for Technical Services Managers (ALCTS)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
11 a.m. Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1 p.m. Central | 2 p.m. Eastern


The nature of work in technical services shifts and fluctuates depending on the time of year, type of materials, staffing levels, and changes in technology. By using time management methods inspired by business strategies, software development, and mindfulness-based practices, technical services managers can set goals and prioritize tasks to successfully accomplish daily work and special projects.

This webinar will cover prioritization techniques and freely available organizational tools. We will discuss methods for remaining responsive and flexible when unexpected events or interruptions occur, as well as how time management can have a positive impact on work-life balance.

ALCTS Member (individual)     43
Nonmember (individual)     59

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Mar'15: RDA Toolkit Essentials (ALA)

Wednesday, March 18, 2014, 9:30 am CST


The webinar RDA Toolkit Essentials serves as an introduction and guide to using RDA Toolkit. Unlike past webinars, it is not a one-off event. Instead, it will return every other month (typically on the third Wednesday), and each occurrence of RDA Toolkit Essentials will focus on exactly that--the essentials of using RDA Toolkit. We'll review subscription options, logging in, navigating, creating Workflows, and setting bookmarks. We'll cover the variety of content available and offer tips for getting more from your account. And above all, we will answer your questions.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Jun-Jul'15: Information Literacy in Public and Academic Libraries (UW Madison SLIS-CES)

June 15 – July 24


Many institutions realize the need for information literate students, employees, and citizens. Fortunately, the public and academic libraries of today are better equipped than ever before to foster information literacy skills due to an unprecedented array of tools suited to patrons at all skill levels. This course will teach you the basics of information literacy instruction and the tools of the trade (computers, mobile devices, apps, databases, search engines, catalogs, etc.). Whether you are hold regular workshops or do spontaneous teaching, this class will give you the knowledge and skills to help your patrons become, not only information literate, but information savvy.

Jun-Jul'15: Introduction to Records Management (UW Madison SLIS-CES)

June 8 - July 31


This course is geared towards a broad range of professionals who are interested in understanding the core principles and practices used in the field of records management. In this course, you will explore the life cycle management processes associated with the creation, use, storage, distribution and disposition of business records.  Participants will learn about the ‘rules and tools’ needed to design recordkeeping systems and manage records, regardless of media or format, for as long as they are needed in compliance with an evolving set of legal, regulatory, business and historical requirements.  The course will wrap up with a look at the convergence of multiple information management disciplines and domains and what the future holds for records management in the realm of Information Governance.

Jun'15: Basics of Cataloging (UW Madison SLIS-CES)

June 1 – July 26


Designed for librarians and library staff working in all types of libraries, this course serves as an introduction to the principles of information organization, emphasizing current practices in managing library catalog records. Participants will learn about the description and classification of a variety of resources in multiple formats, along with the basics of controlled access points and how to identify and manage authority records.

Jul'15: Designing Mobile and Responsive Experiences: Building a Mobile Web App for your Library (UW Madison SLIS-CES)

July 1- 28


In May 2013, The Pew Internet and American Life project reported that 63% of adult cell owners now use their phones to go online. Increasingly, mobile browsing activity is no longer limited to simple "on the go" tasks and interactions. During this course, we will examine what it means to build and design for multiple screens and platforms and how these practices can inform standard web development and design practices. Our emphasis will be on the creation of a working mobile web app, responsive web design principles, and a series of readings to ground our understanding of what it means to design and develop for the mobile setting.

Jun'15: Creating a Marketing Plan for Your Library (UWMadison SLIS-CES)

June 1 - 28


Whether big or small, heavily used or not, you need to market your library. With competition in our communities and online services ripe for the picking, library marketing is critical to spread the word about who you are and what you provide. Great marketing starts with a proactive marketing plan to "sell" the library to your users, and even more importantly, your non-users.  Your marketing plan can be simple and does not have to involve a large budget. This course will guide you through developing marketing strategies and an attainable, written marketing plan.

Apr'15: Tips and Tricks in GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys) (FDLP)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015  /  2:00 pm Eastern


This webinar will review numerous tips for navigating FDsys, such as viewing historical editions of publications, downloading part or all of a publication, working with the U.S. Congressional Serial Set on FDsys, making use of the “Document in Context” feature, locating related resources, and much more.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Apr'15: Planning and Preparing for RDA: Resource Description and Access (ALA)

4-week eCourse
Beginning Monday, April 6, 2015

Are you involved in cataloging and/or technical services? This would be the perfect time to prepare and put plans in place for implementing RDA. An active participant in development of the RDA instructions, Roman S. Panchyshyn will lead this 4-week, asynchronous eCourse to get you started with RDA.

Apr-May'15: Reference Interview 101 (RUSA)

April 6 - May 17, 2015 (Upcoming: October 5 - November 15, 2015)


Reference Interview is a comprehensive course focusing on the methods of evaluating reference service, behavioral aspects of reference service, and the different types of questions that can be used to help patrons identify what they need. Using images, audio, and video, this in-depth educational approach covers everything from the approachability of the librarian to how to follow up with a patron. Scheduled chat sessions will model interviewing techniques using sample dialogues. Reference Interview is tailored for support staff, library technicians, newly hired reference librarians, and those librarians who want to brush up on their interview skills. The topics covered are introductory in nature. Class segments are geared to cover issues of interest to staff in all types of libraries.

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

Monday, March 9, 2015

Mar'15: SXSW/Library Technology Conference Lightning Round-Up (ACRL-ULS)

Tuesday, March 31st, 1pm-2pm CDT /  2-3pm EDT

Click on this link to participate: https://connect.usu.edu/libtech/

This post-conference online session will provide attendees with an overview of some of the best presentations from the Library Technology Conference and SWSW. Speakers from a variety of university libraries will present overviews of what they learned at the conference in a lightning-round fashion.

Apr'15: Taking the Struggle Out of Statistics (LITA)

April 6, 2015 - May 3, 2015


Recently, librarians of all types have been asked to take a more evidence-based look at their practices. Statistics is a powerful tool that can be used to uncover trends in library-related areas such as collections, user studies, usability testing, and patron satisfaction studies. Knowledge of basic statistical principles will greatly help librarians achieve these new expectations.  This course will be a blend of learning basic statistical concepts and techniques along with practical application of common statistical analyses to library data.

This course will be a blend of learning basic statistical concepts and techniques along with practical application of common statistical analyses to library data.

The course will include online learning modules for basic statistical concepts, examples from completed and ongoing library research projects, and also exercises accompanied by practice datasets to apply techniques learned during the course.

    LITA Member: $135
    ALA Member: $195
    Non-member: $260

Friday, March 6, 2015

Mar'15: Overview of IPUMS (Integrated Public Use Microdata Series) Data Projects (FDLP)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 / 1:00 pm Eastern


The IPUMS (Integrated Public Use Microdata Series) projects harmonize and disseminate U.S. and international Census and survey data. This data is made freely-available online and is used by more than 50,000 researchers worldwide. This webinar will introduce attendees to the contents of the IPUMS database, the data harmonization process, and the value-added features created by the IPUMS Projects. Participants will also be shown how to use the interactive metadata available on the Web, the customized microdata extract system, and the online tabulator. Information on any of the IPUMS microdata projects can be found here (https://www.ipums.org/?utm_source=newsletter_534&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=webinar-overview-of-ipums-data-projects).

Apr'15: The US Congressional Serial Set - Volumes of Congressional Oversight, Investigation, and Negotiation (FDLP)

Thursday, April 9, 2015  /  2:00 pm Eastern


The U.S. Congressional Serial Set is often cited as being the jewel of many a library collection. This historic series records much of the work done in Congressional committees and on the floors of Congress – including oversight of Government programs and agencies, investigations, and documentation of the negotiations needed among the chambers to pass legislation. In this webinar we’ll learn how to find Serial Set titles in GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys). We’ll also learn how libraries may receive or provide online access to one or more of the titles, and options for organizing the series in various formats in libraries. Finally, we’ll wrap up by discussing how to translate the various citations that you may come across when doing reference work. 

Mar'15: From Classroom to Corporate (Choice/ACRL)

Tuesday March 31, 2015
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pacific | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 -2:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern


Discusses the parallel between the two environments and the business and management resources that help with the transition.

Business and Management is the fastest growing undergraduate major today. A business background is also becoming a prerequisite for jobs that have never required it before. The world of business is also changing at lighting speed. How does the faculty keep up with all of the latest trends? How do they help their students transition from a classroom setting into a corporate setting?

Join us for a lively discussion to hear how our panelists are addressing these and other questions.

Mar'15: Beyond Web Page Analytics: Using Google tools to assess user behavior across web properties (LITA)

Tuesday March 31, 2015 / 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Central Time


This brand new LITA Webinar shows how Marquette University Libraries have installed custom tracking code and meta tags on most of their web interfaces including:
• Digital Commons
• Ebsco EDS
• ILLiad
• LibCal
• LibGuides
• WebPac
• and the general library website.
The data retrieved from these interfaces is gathered into Google’s
• Universal Analytics
• Tag Manager, and
• Webmaster Tools

When used in combination these tools create an in-depth view of user behavior across all these web properties.  

• LITA Member: $39
• Non-Member: $99
• Group: $190

May'15: Yes, You Can Video: A how-to guide for creating high-impact instructional videos without tearing your hair out (LITA)

May 12, 2015, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CDT


Have you ever wanted to create an engaging and educational instructional video, but felt like you didn't have the time, ability, or technology? Are you perplexed by all the moving parts that go into creating an effective tutorial? In this session, Anne Burke and Andreas Orphanides will help to demystify the process, breaking it down into easy-to-follow steps, and provide a variety of technical approaches suited to a range of skill sets. They will cover choosing and scoping your topic, scripting and storyboarding, producing the video, and getting it online. They will also address common pitfalls at each stage.

    LITA Member: $45
    Non-Member: $105
    Group: $196

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Apr'15: Building a professional identity: From research to impact (Elsevier/Library Connect)

April 16, 2015 / 8-9am Pacific


For librarians as researchers and librarians supporting researchers.
To a potential collaborator, employer, or funder, you are your digital profile. In today's online world, it's imperative to create and curate a professional online persona that is an accurate reflection of your skills, interests and contribution to the profession. As a librarian or information professional, you have a dual role in this online ecosystem: managing your own identity and providing counsel to the scholars and researchers you support.

May'15: Exploring Partnerships with Faculty and Other User Groups for Digital Humanities Projects (RUSA)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015: 2-3:30pm Central


Interested in partnering with faculty and other user groups for creating digital humanities projects? This webinar demonstrates how librarians can form successful partnerships with their user groups and play an active role in digital humanities projects. Audience will gain an understanding of the various ways in which librarians can engage in such projects.

This webinar provides specific examples of the ways in which librarians from two academic libraries actively participated in digital humanities projects with different user groups. This webinar is distinct from others because it demonstrates how these librarians partnered with the different user groups in creating successful digital humanities projects. Librarians have always worked closely with faculty and other departments/ groups on campus on many occasions. These projects illustrate how librarians can leverage such relationships to collaborate on digital humanities projects. These kinds of collaborations offer an excellent opportunity for creating an engaged and active learning environment for students. Each presenter will spend 30 minutes discussing their individual projects. They will discuss the development of their projects and share strategies for success. At the end of the webinar 30 minutes will be allocated for Q & A and discussion.

Registration fees:
$40 for RUSA members
$50 for ALA members
$65 for non-ALA members
$35 for ALA student members and retired members
Group Rates
$99 single login
$38/person multiple logins. (min. 2 people)