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T&P Series - Annual Tenure and Promotion Overview and Dean's/Director's Expectations

Monday, June 1, 9:30 – 11:00 AM, Library West Room 419

Presenters: Judy Russell; Brian Keith; Michele Tennant

Special Guests: Claire Germain; Cecilia Botero, Patrick Reakes

 

 

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’s perspective. Dean Russell will open the session by providing her perspective and 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.

 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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From MARC to BIBFRAME: An Introduction

Wednesday, May 13, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Library West Room 419

 

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.

 

 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Serials Cataloging in RDA

Section 1: Tuesday and Thursday, March 17 and 19, 8:00 – 4:00 PM, ALF

Section 2: Tuesday and Friday, April 14 and 17, 8:00 – 4:00 PM, ALF

Presenter: Naomi Young

 

 

Those interested in attending must sign up for both days of a section.

 

This two-day workshop applies Resource Description and Access (RDA) principles to serials, databases, and other continuing resources. Topics include: Serials and Serial Cataloging; General Principles; Describing Manifestations; Describing Carriers and Content, Works and Expressions; Basics of RDA Relationships for Serials  Working with Copy: Finding Appropriate Records & Maintaining Records; When Do I Need a New Description? Intended audience is staff members who create or edit bibliographic records for continuing resources. This course will also be offered in smaller segments during the summer.   

 

 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Prezi Training at the Libraries

Wednesday, April, 8, 2015, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Library West 211

Presenter: JoLaine Jones-Pokorney, UF IT Training

 

This 1.5 hour workshop introduces participants to Prezi, an online tool that can be used to create dynamic presentations. An education account is free for any person with an .edu email address. This workshop will get you set up with an education account and help you insert text, images and videos on your Prezi canvas. You will also learn best practices for creating a great Prezi!

 

 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Experimenting With BibFrame: Reports from Early Adopters - NISO Webinar

Wednesday, April 8, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, Library West Room 419

 

 

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.

 

Topics and speakers are:

  • Experimental Mode: The National Library of Medicine and experiences with BIBFRAME – Nancy Fallgren, Metadata Specialist Librarian, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
  • Exploring BIBFRAME at a Small Academic Library – Jeremy Nelson, Metadata and Systems Librarian, Colorado College
  • Linked Data for Libraries (LD4L) – Nancy Lorimer, Head, Metadata Dept, Stanford University Libraries

 

 

 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Libraries' Diversity Training: Our Diverse Students

Friday, April 10, 2015, Library West 419

Presenter:  LB Hannahs, Director of LGBT Affairs

 

The University of Florida is committed to creating a diverse campus community that is inclusive and affirms all students, faculty and staff regardless of their identity. Understanding the great diversity that exists at the university and the needs and challenges our community faces will help us understand how to better serve them while they are here. This presentation will explore our diverse student body and provide some self-reported information from the students about their needs while also exploring what we can do to make this campus a more inclusive and affirming campus community.

 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Thinking Digital...A Practical Session to Help You Get Started [DAS] – SAA

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 10:00 Am – 11:30 AM, Library West 419

 

Presenters:  Gregory Colati, Greg Colati, Director of University Archives and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center of the University of Connecticut; and Jessica Branco Colati, Digital Initiatives Librarian at WPI

 

 

It is the first in a series of 10 webinars from the Society of American Archivists (SAA) offered at the Libraries.

 

 

Adapt your current archival knowledge and skills to today's digital landscape by exploring basic concepts, models, and workflows for creating and curating digital objects and collections. Use the knowledge gained to inform local choices and practices.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course you'll be able to:

 

  • Understand the components of sustainable digital collection stewardship,
  • Conceptualize digital objects,
  • Recognize quality choices,
  • Understand basic metadata choices,
  • Identify management choices,
  • Consider storage choices, and;
  • Explore discovery, access, and use choices.

 

Who Should Attend?

Archivists and others who are responsible for planning and implementing digitization projects at the beginning and intermediate level.

 

 

Video conferencing is on request. Please email Joe Piazza (jpiazza@uflib.ufl.edu) if you will be attending a session via video conferencing.

 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Providing Understanding and Resources for Patrons with Disabilities, Part 2 - SWFLN

Friday, April 17, 2015, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Library West 419

 

 

Many people with disabilities go from being surrounded by their teachers, peers and helpers regularly, to being by themselves more often and needing to learn strategies for independence. Creating an environment that focuses on understanding disabilities and leverages learning tools can help with education and in daily life. Part 2 will share apps and other sources for libraries to start making their institution more readily accessible to patrons with disabilities. 

Academic Library staff will be interested in this webinar because it will help them understand and relate to students and provide technological resources to help them in research. Academic library staff will want to attend because they will learn about “cool tools” that will help their students navigate the library better. 

Public Library staff will find this training beneficial because it will help them understand and to relate to patrons and provide technological resources to help them with basic services. Public library staff will want to attend because they encounter every kind of disability in their patrons, and some apps and websites will be provided that can help with various disabilities. 

School Librarians and Media Specialists will enjoy this webinar because them understand and relate to students and parents. They will want to attend because this webinar will provide tools and apps that will help parents and teachers. 

Special Libraries will be interested in this workshop because it will help them relate to diverse patrons and disabilities and provide technological resources to help them in performing research. Suggested apps, websites, and tools will be provided

 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Website Usability Studies at UNC Charlotte's Atkins Library - ASERL

Monday, April 27, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Marston Library 136

 

 

The J. Murrey Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte is currently researching and designing the next evolution of its web presence. The new site design is being informed by usability services that are a component of the Library's Digital Scholarship Lab. Join us for this informative session as we talk about both quantitative and qualitative approaches to data-driven design used at UNCC to better meet the needs of their patrons. Topics will include Morae, focus groups, user interviews, paper-based prototypes, departmental interviews, and Google analytics.

 

 

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: Academic Personnel Q&A Session

Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Marston Library 136

 

 

Dr. Kwolek-Folland, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, and Janet Malphurs, Assistant Director of Academic Personnel, will provide an overview of the promotion and tenure process and discuss what happens to packets once they leave the libraries and move on to the Academic Personnel Board. 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.

 

 

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: Introduction to OPT

Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Marston Library 308

Presenter: Bonnie Smith

 

The Online Promotion and Tenure (OPT) system is the University’s new workflow system used for its annual promotion and tenure process. This session is a hands-on introduction to accessing, opening, and using the system throughout the various steps in the tenure and promotion process. Ideal for those wanting a basic understanding of how the system works, and those beginning to use it in preparation for submitting their packet. Our special guests will answer your questions, offer tips, and share their experience in going through the process for the first time.

 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Gamification and Learning: Engaging Students with Interactive Curricula - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Library West 419

 

 

Games, gamification, and game-based learning. These terms and concepts increasingly find their way into the higher education and instructional design vocabulary.

Join Karl Kapp, professor of instructional technology at Bloomsburg University, and Deborah Thomas, who owns the game-based learning company SillyMonkey LLC, for this webinar on gamification. Discuss the latest research on the topic, and best practices for introducing interactive game-based learning into the classroom.

The webinar will explore:

•    The meaning of "gamification"
•    Strategies for integrating games into curricula
•    Skills and lessons best taught with games
•    Game elements most effective in academics

 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Introduction to Public Health - NNLM (POSTPONED)

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, HSCL Room C2-41A

 

 

Cortland Lohff, MD, MPH, Medical Director for Environmental Health at the Chicago Department of Public Health will present basic principles of the field, including those principles that set it apart from other areas of medicine. He will speak on important sources of literature and information for those in Public Health.

 

Presenter Bio: Dr. Cort Lohff currently serves as the Medical Director for Environmental Health at the Chicago Department of Public Health. In that role he oversees and provides support to a number of public health programs and participates in a number of initiatives involving environmental health. Prior to coming to Chicago, Dr. Lohff served for 5 years as the State Epidemiologist in Vermont and for 4 years as the Deputy State Epidemiologist in Iowa. Dr. Lohff received his M.D. from the University of Wisconsin- Madison, his M.P.H. from the University of Michigan and completed his residency in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the New York State Department of Public Health/University at Albany School of Public Health.

 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Process to Publication

Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Marston Science Library, Room 136

Workshop Facilitator:  Mickey S. Schafer, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, University Writing Program, UF

 

Writers in the Academy share what they know: when writing, this task targets a range of audiences (from the public to peers) across a range of genres (from “DIY” guides to the classic peer-reviewed scholarly article). This “big ideas” workshop will focus on the process to publication with the goal of helping participants establish a peaceful path to publishing productivity.

 

Learning Outcomes

Participants will

 

  • Gain knowledge about the function and structure of major genres in their field
  • Write 3-5 “core stories” for possible articles to different audiences
  • Establish a writing schedule
  • Explore the impact of making writing social

 

To allow us to customize the workshop to best serve your needs, please fill out this form – it is short, and will get your writing thoughts percolating, too!  https://msscha.wufoo.com/forms/zqj1kgd1b7o03w/

 

Note:  This is a BYOD workshop, so please bring your own device (laptop, tablet, pen/paper, and so on) with you, ready to work.  A boxed lunch will be provided.  Please register early so we’ll know how many lunches to order. Seating will be capped at 30.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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From 0 to 60 on SPARQL queries in 50 minutes - DCMI/ASIS&T

Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM, Marston Science Library, Room 136

 

This webinar provides an introduction to SPARQL, a query language for RDF. Users will gain hands on experience crafting queries, starting simply, but evolving in complexity. These queries will focus on coinage data in the SPARQL endpoint hosted by http://nomisma.org: numismatic concepts defined in a SKOS-based thesaurus and physical specimens from three major museum collections (American Numismatic Society, British Museum, and Münzkabinett of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin) linked to these concepts. Results generated from these queries in the form of CSV may be imported directly into Google Fusion Tables for immediate visualization in the form of charts and maps.

 

 

SPEAKER:

 

Ethan Gruber is the Web and Database Developer for the American Numismatic Society (ANS). With almost ten years of experience in digital humanities and cultural heritage Web development projects, Ethan is responsible for developing a new public interface for the society's collections of objects and archives. He is the chief architect of Numishare <http://numishare.blogspot.com/>, an open-source framework for delivering coin collections online and various ANS projects which implement this software: Online Coins of the Roman Empire and Coin Hoards of the Roman Republic.

 

 

 

Video conferencing is available on request. Please email Joe Piazza (jpiazza@uflib.ufl.edu) if you will be attending a session via video conferencing.


 

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

All other parties please register via email here.