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Learning Analytics: Strategies for Optimizing Student Data on Your Campus

 

This webcast series, co-sponsored by the ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Committee, the Student Learning and Information Committee, and the ACRL Instruction Section, will explore the advantages and opportunities of learning analytics as a tool which uses student data to demonstrate library impact and to identify learning weaknesses. How can librarians initiate learning analytics initiatives on their campuses and contribute to existing collaborations? The first webcast will provide an introduction to learning analytics and an overview of important issues. The second event will focus on privacy issues and other ethical considerations as well as responsible practice, and the third webcast will include a panel of librarians who are successfully using learning analytics on their campuses.

 

 

Webcast 1:  Learning Analytics and the Academic Library: The State of the Art and the Art of Connecting the Library with Campus Initiatives

 

Tuesday, March 29, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Library West Room 212

 

Learning analytics are used nationwide to augment student success initiatives as well as bolster other institutional priorities.  As a key aspect of educational reform and institutional improvement, learning analytics are essential to defining the value of higher education, and academic librarians can be both of great service to and well served by institutional learning analytics teams.  In addition, librarians who seek to demonstrate, articulate, and grow the value of academic libraries should become more aware of how they can dovetail their efforts with institutional learning analytics projects.  However, all too often, academic librarians are not asked to be part of initial learning analytics teams on their campuses, despite the benefits of library inclusion in these efforts.  Librarians can counteract this trend by being conversant in learning analytics goals, advantages/disadvantages, and challenges as well as aware of existing examples of library successes in learning analytics projects.

Learn about the state of the art in learning analytics in higher education with an emphasis on 1) current models, 2) best practices, 3) ethics, privacy, and other difficult issues.  The webcast will also focus on current academic library projects and successes in gaining access to and inclusion in learning analytics initiatives on their campus.  Benefit from the inclusion of a “short list” of must-read resources as well as a clearly defined list of ways in which librarians can leverage their skills to be both contributing members of learning analytics teams, suitable for use in advocating on their campuses.

 

Webcast 2: Privacy and the Online Classroom: Learning Analytics, Ethical Considerations, and Responsible Practice

Wednesday, April 13, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Marston Library Room 136

 

Through their interactions with digital systems, individuals create, intentionally or unintentionally, numerous streams of personally identifiable data. Colleges and universities increasingly aggregate and utilize these data streams as they seek to provide the best services and resources possible for their users. These analytics are pursued with the goal of improving educational and service quality by revealing patterns, trends, and behaviors that are not readily apparent through human observation or self-reporting. As libraries become part of these learning analytics initiatives; however, they confront the reality that these analytics also challenge long-held principles with regard to privacy, confidentiality, informed consent, and risk/benefit assessment.

This webcast examines the ethics of libraries as producers and consumers of educational analytics. Participants will be introduced to an ongoing dialogue about user privacy, service quality, and ethical data collection, stewardship, and decision-making, considered in context of the complexity of values expressed in the American Library Association’s Code of Ethicsand other professional ethical frameworks, as well as NISO’s recently promulgated Consensus Framework to Support Patron Privacy in Digital Library and Information Systems.  The webcast will provide participants with tools to initiate discussions in their own organizations in order to develop policies and procedures related to data gathering and analysis that is informed by professional values as well as institutional priorities and requirements.

 

 

Webcast 3: Moving Beyond Circulation and Gate Counts:  Practical Applications of Learning Analytics

 

Wednesday, May 11, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Marston Library Room 136

 

 

Learning analytics are a campus-wide endeavor, involving a wide range of partnerships with different offices and student data providers.  Ideally, the learning analytics data collected by the library is integrated into the stream of student learning data collected across an academic institution, embedding the library and its educational impact squarely within the context of other core campus services.

This final webcast discusses the benefits of participating in a campus-wide learning analytics program, sharing the challenges and opportunities inherent in these partnerships.  Three example projects will be shared to demonstrate the range of approaches to utilizing learning analytics.  At DePaul University, strategic learning analytics campus partnerships have increased the library's capacity to use student data to drive library-focused decisions with regard to space, collections, and services.  At the University of Minnesota, the Library Data and Student Success Project tracks students’ use of specific library resources and services through their access IDs to demonstrate correlations with student success factors.  At Lewis and Clark Community College, the library collects and analyzes data on student interactions with library staff, services, and instructional initiatives to assess the impact of these interactions upon student retention and success.  These different approaches illustrate the range of opportunities available on campuses to use data to maximize the library’s role in student retention and student academic success.

 

 

Registration: UF Libraries employees register through the Instruction and Training Database.

All other parties please register via email here.


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FIPNet -- Expanding Partnerships to Preserve Access to Government Information - ASERL

 

Friday, April 1, 2016, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Marston Library Room 136

 

 

Attend this webinar to learn about partnership opportunities for the FIPNet program from the US Government Printing Office. FIPNet is a national network dedicated to the preservation of both tangible and digital Federal Government information that elevates public awareness of Government information collections and their governing agencies and institutions. In this webinar, Cindy Etkin (Senior Program Planning Specialist, US Government Printing Office) will describe the workings of FIPNet and the benefits of FIPNet participation. Her presentation will be followed by ASERL members Judy Russell (U-Florida), Barbie Selby (U-Virginia), and Bill Sudduth (U-South Carolina) who will discuss their preservation-related activities.

 

 

 

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SKOS in Two Parts: Generic Tools and Methods for SKOS-based Concept Schemes

Part 2: Publishing SKOS concept schemes with Skosmos

 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 10:00 – 11:15 AM, Library West Room 212

 

With more and more thesauri, classifications and other knowledge organization systems being published as Linked Data using SKOS, the question arises how best to make them available on the web. While just publishing the Linked Data triples is possible using a number of RDF publishing tools, those tools are not very well suited for SKOS data, because they cannot support term-based searching and lookup.

This webinar presents Skosmos, an open source web-based SKOS vocabulary browser that uses a SPARQL endpoint as its back-end. It can be used by e.g. libraries and archives as a publishing platform for controlled vocabularies such as thesauri, lightweight ontologies, classifications and authority files. The Finnish national thesaurus and ontology service Finto, operated by the National Library of Finland, is built using Skosmos.

Skosmos provides a multilingual user interface for browsing and searching the data and for visualizing concept hierarchies. The user interface has been developed by analyzing the results of repeated usability tests. All of the SKOS data is made available as Linked Data. A developer-friendly REST API is also available providing access for using vocabularies in other applications such as annotation systems.

We will describe what kind of infrastructure is necessary for Skosmos and how to set it up for your own SKOS data. We will also present examples where Skosmos is being used around the world.

 

Presenters:

Osma Suominen is currently working as information systems specialist at the National Library of Finland. He is involved in publishing library data as Linked Data, maintaining the Finto.fi thesaurus and ontology service, and leading development of the Skosmos vocabulary browser used in Finto. He is currently also assisting FAO (UN), CABI (UK), and NAL (US) in creating a Global Agricultural Concept Scheme by merging their existing thesauri, using Linked Data tools and approaches. Osma Suominen earned his doctoral degree at Aalto University while doing research on semantic portals and quality of controlled vocabularies within the FinnONTO series of projects. His past accomplishments include the Skosify vocabulary analysis and quality improvement tool, and data.aalto.fi, the Linked Data service of Aalto University.


 

 

 

 

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User Experience Design and Digital Archives [DAS]

 

Thursday, April 7, 2016, 10:30 – 12:00 PM, Library West 419

 

 

 

Continued institutional investment in digital archives is predicated on their sustained access and use. Researchers and staff connect with the archives through interfaces. Interfaces bring together design decisions and interaction opportunities. The User Experience (UX) Design field has developed methods and tools that have the potential to enhance the archive’s ability to connect its services and collections to designated communities. In this course, we review these methods and tools in the context of planning for digital archives access. Participants will learn existing and potential applications of UX principles to digital archives administration through presentation and discussion.

 

Upon completion of this course, participants are expected to be able to:

  • Identify established user experience design methods and tools

  • Explain approaches for improving access through the application of these methods and tools

  • Plan for integration of successive generations of user centered design methods and tools

  • Integrate these within existing digital archives’ functions of providing access

 



 

 

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T&P Series – Academic Personnel – Tenure and Promotion Workshop

Training Facilitators: Dr. Kwolek-Folland, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, and Janet Malphurs, Assistant Director of Academic Personnel

 

Friday, April 8, 2016, 11:00 – 12:30 PM, Marston Library Room 136

 

 

 

Dr. Kwolek-Folland, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, and Janet Malphurs, Assistant Director of Academic Personnel, will provide an overview of the preparation of tenure and promotion packets and the University evaluation process. Those encouraged to attend this session include faculty who will be submitting packets this fall, members of this year’s Tenure and Promotion Committee, new faculty hires and other interested faculty. This session is specific to the Libraries, so bring your questions.

Dr. Kwolek-Folland serves as secretary of the Academic Personnel Board. Janet Malphurs manages the Tenure and Promotion Process and works closely with Libraries’ HR Office to review all packets before they are submitted to the Academic Personnel Board.

 



 

 

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Ask A Librarian: New Tips and Old Tricks

 

Monday, April 11, 2:30 – 3:30 PM, Marston Science Library, Room L308 (CANCELED)

Wednesday, April 13, 2:30 – 3:30 PM, Marston Science Library, Room L308

Presenter:  Sam Putnam

 

Springshare has made several updates to LibChat over the last year. UF Ask A Librarian has also adjusted some workflows to streamline and improve our service. This training session is designed to update staff on recent changes and ensure all Ask A staff is aligned in our procedures. 

 

 

 

 

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What is EAC-CPF? - A&D

 

Monday, April 25, 10:30 – 12:00 PM, Library West, Room 419

 

 

Get an in–depth look at the emerging international standard: Encoded Archival Context – Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families (EAC–CPF)! This session will provide the nuts and bolts of EAC–CPF, its structure and its possibilities. Using a variety of examples, the seminar covers the schema from start to finish and concludes with a brief discussion of existing data sources that can be leveraged for the creation of EAC–CPF records.

 

Topics covered:

  • Design principles and development of the schema
  • Concepts of identity used in the schema
  • Specific aspects of the schema with full examples
  • Conclusion—data is all around us

 

 

 

 

 

Registration: UF Libraries employees register through the Instruction and Training Database.

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From Cassette to Cloud: Reformatting Audiotape - ALCTS

 

Tuesday, April 26, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Library West, Room 212

 

 

Oral histories can provide a wealth of information about individual and community life. These recordings are highly prized by historians and archivists, but also by the families and communities of the persons telling their stories. The risk of losing these voices is growing, as the cassettes or reels that they're recorded on may no longer be playable, or may be deteriorating. However, the rewards for making efforts now to save these items for new generations are great. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to figure out what to do to ensure that you, your family, and your community have the opportunity to continue to hear these stories. What does it take to digitize audio recordings and what are the challenges to making them available?

 

 

 

 

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Unconscious Bias

 

Wednesday, April 27, 3:00 – 5:00 PM, Marston Science Library, Room 136

Presenter:  Lisa R. Dixon, M.D., Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education and Designated Institutional Official

 

Most of us consider ourselves to be objective, fair-minded individuals.  But the truth is:  we are all influenced by our unconscious biases.  Want to learn more?  Join us on Wednesday, April 27, 3 – 5 PM, when Dr. Lisa R. Dixon, Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education and Designated Institutional Official presents Unconscious Bias.

 

Learning Objectives

 

Upon completion of this learning activity, you will be able to:

 

  1. Recognize how unconscious bias impacts your decisions
  2. Demonstrate awareness of your own background and how it impacts your perceptions
  3. Apply strategies for conscious awareness in advocating inclusion

 

 

 

Registration: UF Libraries employees register through the Instruction and Training Database.

All other parties please register via email here.


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Querying Linked Data – OCLC

 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Library West Room 419 

 

Ready to harness the power of linked data but don’t know where to start? This series of webinars will move you from a bystander to an active participant in the new frontier of linked data. We will begin with a basic overview of linked data principles before diving into techniques and tools for consuming and producing linked data. Participants will learn to manipulate linked data graphs using several tools and programming languages, including Ruby, PHP, JavaScript and SPARQL. We’ll review RDFa, JSON-LD serializations, framing and how JSON-LD can be used to easily publish linked data. Participants will also learn how to use framing to publish an existing JSON document as linked data and how to add RDFa to an HTML document.

Participants will learn how to

  •          explore a new data set or graph using SPARQL,
  •          select particular triple statements and/or properties based on regular  expressions,
  •          select values for literal properties based on language tags, and
  •          use SPARQL CONSTRUCT and DESCRIBE to create graphs.

 

 

 

Registration: UF Libraries employees register through the Instruction and Training Database.

All other parties please register via email here.


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Preserving Your Digital Life - ALCTS

 

Thursday, April 28, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Library West Room 212

 

Our stories as individuals and as members of a community are preserved in each of our homes, in our family histories, and in life stories—not just in libraries, archives, and museums. Today, many of us record and keep these stories in digital formats, often on our smartphones. The ability to easily create audio and video recordings leads to deep and rich documentation of events that may be personally important but may also have regional or national significance. Preserving these narratives for our families and for future generations means considering how we create the files and how we store them. What steps can we take now to make the ensure the best possibility of retaining these important files into the future? 

 

Presenter

 

Krista White is Digital Humanities Librarian and Head of Media Services at the John Cotton Dana Library at Rutgers University-Newark.

 

 

 

 

Registration: UF Libraries employees register through the Instruction and Training Database.

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Making Assessment Work - Using ORCIDs to Improve Your Institutional Assessments - NISO

 

Thursday, April 28, 2016, 1:00 – 2:30 PM, Library West Room 419 (Room Change)

 

 

Given the recognized benefits of using unique identifiers in any digital environment, many academic teams are moving to acquire the necessary expertise required for capturing and integrating ORCID into their internal systems. This Training Thursday webinar will introduce attendees to specific use cases and implementations of the ORCID ID as a useful tool for precisely associating traditional and nontraditional output with the particular creator of that content.

 

Featured speakers include Alice Meadows, Director of Community Engagement and Support, ORCID, who will talk about ORCID's new Collect & Connect program. Collect & Connect aims to build trust in the research infrastructure by ensuring that ORCID IDs are embedded in key researcher workflows—grant and manuscript submission systems, research information management and profile systems, and more. Christopher Erdmann, Head Librarian, Wolbach Library, Harvard University, will talk about the adoption of ORCID identifiers in the context of a specific research community in close conjunction with a government agency, NASA. University of Michigan librarian Merle Rosenzweig will talk about her institution’s highly successful integration of ORCID in various units and web-based systems.

 

 

 

Registration: UF Libraries employees register through the Instruction and Training Database.

All other parties please register via email here.


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Supporting Research On Your Campus - NISO

 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 1:00 – 2:30 PM, Library West Room 419

 

 

Libraries serve as important conduits of research. Not only is information about previous activities important, libraries also support ongoing research activities through the provision of information resources, repository activities, and information-management assistance to research teams. In providing these services, academic libraries support the overall research mission of many institutions and make the library more visible and valued in its community.

This webinar will highlight some successful libraries that have integrated their services into the research activities in their institutions. Speakers will describe offering more than traditional library services to support researchers, and how they have become more engaged in research activities though the provision of tools, data, resources, and skills.

 

Featured speakers include Dr. Paul J. Bracke, Associate Dean, Research & Assessment, Purdue University; Dr. Greg Raschke, Associate Director for Collections and Scholarly Communication, North Carolina State University; and Kenning Arlitsch, Dean of the Library, Montana State University.

 

 

 

Registration: UF Libraries employees register through the Instruction and Training Database.

All other parties please register via email here.


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T&P Series – Overview and Deans'/Directors' Expectations– Tenure and Promotion Workshop

 

Thursday, May 5, 2016, 9:00 – 10:30 AM, Marston Library Room L-136

Training Facilitators: Cecilia Botero, Claire Germain, Brian Keith, Judith Russell

 

This T&P session will not only provide an overview of the process, critical dates and requirements for tenure and promotion but will also include a unique opportunity to ask questions and gain some understanding of the tenure and promotion expectations from the Dean/Director perspective. Judith Russell (Smathers Libraries), Claire Germain (Legal Information Center), and Cecilia Botero (Health Science Center Libraries) will open the session by providing their perspectives and their expectations regarding the quality and content of the packets followed by an overview of the procedures presented by Human Resources and the Chair of the Smathers Libraries’ T&P Committee.

 

 

 

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ALCTS Virtual Preconference: We Can Do It, You Can Too! Metadata Automation for Everyone

 

This 2-part virtual preconference will feature presentations on workflows and automation tools to aid in metadata transformation, repurposing formats like EAD or MARC, reconciliation through Open Refine, or clean-up of legacy data.

As the pressure mounts to “digitize all the things!," the need to upload new digital material quickly, efficiently, and accurately while maintaining established standards for discovery and interoperability becomes essential. Methods for meeting these expectations include leveraging existing archival data, batch processing, vocabulary reconciliation, and other techniques. 

 

Session 1: Automating Descriptive Metadata Creation: Tools and Workflows

Tuesday, June 7, 2:00 – 3:30 PM, Marston Science Library, Room 136

 

This 90-minute session will examine workflows for automating the creation of descriptive metadata. Presenters will demonstrate tools such as Open Refine, Picasa, ExifTool, and Google Forms for collecting and identifying descriptive metadata elements. Presenters will also demonstrate workflows for embedding metadata.  

 

Presentation Titles & Presenters:

 

Session 2: Automating Legacy Data Cleanup Projects

Wednesday, June 8, 2:00 – 3:30 PM, Marston Science Library, Room 136

 

 

This 90-minute session will demonstrate two case studies for automating clean-up processes for legacy data. Presenters will demonstrate workflows and use of tools such as MARCEdit, and Open Refine for batch editing large retrospective projects.  

 

Presentation Titles & Presenters:

 

 

Registration: UF Libraries employees register through the Instruction and Training Database.

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Practicing Emotional Intelligence; Motivating Others - NEFLIN

 

Thursday, May 26, 2016, 10:00 –11:30 AM, Marston Library Room L-136

 

 

Leading others through the process of achieving organizational objectives is a challenging, yet rewarding assignment that requires excellent administrative, interpersonal, and communication skills.  In today’s professional worlds, successful supervisors and managers not only need to create a proactive environment, but they must also react professionally to unanticipated issues and situations. 

Learning Objectives:  Upon completion of this program, participants will be better able to apply situational leadership, practice emotional intelligence, communicate and delegate effectively, and coach their staffs into high performance teams.  They will leave understanding that there is no one-style fits all approach to management and communication.

 

 

Virtual Trainer: Claudia Monte

Claudia Monte is principal and consultant with CAM Consulting Group LLC, a management and HR consulting and training firm, which she founded in 1993 to assist organizations and people achieve success. She has extensive experience nationally as a speaker, trainer, coach, and consultant for clients in the library, legal, nonprofit, private, and public sectors. She specializes in coaching individuals to expand their Emotional Intelligence (EI) in the various facets of their personal and professional lives. Prior to starting her firm, she held management, sales, training, and marketing positions with three major corporations. She received her degree from Widener University and is an adjunct instructor at Florida SouthWestern State College.

 

 

 

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T&P Series – Professional Development and Scholarship Criterion– Tenure and Promotion Workshop

 

Training Facilitators: Tara Cataldo, John Nemmers, Michele Tennant, Christopher Vallandingham

Thursday, May 26, 2016, 1:30 – 2:30 PM, Marston Library Room L-136

 

 

Professional development and scholarship is one of three criteria that form the foundation to any determination regarding a librarian’s qualifications for tenure and promotion. In this session you can expect to gain insight into how to build a professional development and scholarship portfolio that shows evidence of distinction in this criterion. A few topics covered will be authorship, including co-authorship, grants, publishing, and sabbaticals. The panel will also examine non-traditional venues for creative output including exhibits, poster and open access publication. This year we will also be looking at proposals to place a greater and consistent emphasis on scholarship. The format will be an open discussion and an in depth review of the elements that comprise the professional development and scholarship criterion. Please bring questions and examples from your draft packet.

 

 

 

Registration: UF Libraries employees register through the Instruction and Training Database.

All other parties please register via email here.


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Producing Linked Data – OCLC

 

Thursday, May 26, 2016, 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Library West Room 419 

 

Ready to harness the power of linked data but don’t know where to start? This series of webinars will move you from a bystander to an active participant in the new frontier of linked data. We will begin with a basic overview of linked data principles before diving into techniques and tools for consuming and producing linked data. Participants will learn to manipulate linked data graphs using several tools and programming languages, including Ruby, PHP, JavaScript and SPARQL. We’ll review RDFa, JSON-LD serializations, framing and how JSON-LD can be used to easily publish linked data. Participants will also learn how to use framing to publish an existing JSON document as linked data and how to add RDFa to an HTML document.

After this webinar, participants will be able to

  •          recognize different linked data serializations,
  •          produce a basic graph using the Turtle serialization,
  •          add linked data to existing webpages, and
  •          retrofit an existing JSON-LD API with linked data.

 

 

 

Registration: UF Libraries employees register through the Instruction and Training Database.

All other parties please register via email here.


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Consuming Linked Data – OCLC

 

Thursday, June 23, 2016, 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Library West Room 419 

 

Ready to harness the power of linked data but don’t know where to start? This series of webinars will move you from a bystander to an active participant in the new frontier of linked data. We will begin with a basic overview of linked data principles before diving into techniques and tools for consuming and producing linked data. Participants will learn to manipulate linked data graphs using several tools and programming languages, including Ruby, PHP, JavaScript and SPARQL. We’ll review RDFa, JSON-LD serializations, framing and how JSON-LD can be used to easily publish linked data. Participants will also learn how to use framing to publish an existing JSON document as linked data and how to add RDFa to an HTML document.

Participants will gain the skills necessary to

  •          recognize different linked data serializations,
  •          understand how to content negotiate for a particular serialization,
  •          locate and install tools and libraries for consuming linked data in the   programming language of their choice, and
  •          manipulate linked data graphs using several programming languages, including Ruby, PHP and JavaScript.

 

 

 

Registration: UF Libraries employees register through the Instruction and Training Database.

All other parties please register via email here.