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TRAIN-THE-TRAINER: Classroom Facilitation Skills

Thursday, November 6, 1:00 - 2:30 PM, Library West 419

 

Facilitator:  Judith Roberts, Library Human Resources

 

Rationale
Despite the growing popularity of online learning/e-learning, literature shows that face-to-face training remains a favorite way for people to learn skills, knowledge and attitudes. This is especially true in the workplace when employees are building core job competencies.

Goal
The goal of this workshop is to discuss classroom delivery skills. Library instructors/trainers will leave the workshop with 10 techniques for effective preparation and facilitation of training.

Learning Objectives
By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss 10 best practices for delivering effective classroom instruction
  • Incorporate visual aids and/or technology in presentations
  • Practice fundamental classroom facilitation skills
  • Deliver a 10 minute mini-training session in a safe, supportive learning environment

 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.

 


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Presentations, and TEI & Text Markup Training

Monday, November 3, All Day  (9 AM - 5 PM), LW211

Facilitator:  Syd Bauman, Northeastern University

 

TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) & Text Markup

 

This workshop will cover:

  • Introduction to Descriptive Markup and the TEI
  • Introduction to XML
  • Basics of TEI Encoding & oXygen
  • Hands-on encoding

 

The oXygen XML Editing Software is installed and available on the computers in the Library West 211 classrooms. Participants are encouraged to review course materials from a previous workshop held at the University of Central Florida: http://www.wwp.northeastern.edu/outreach/seminars/ucf2009/

 

Learning Objectives

  • Identifying reasons/examples for using TEI
  • Identifying basic structural aspects and uses of XML
  • Identifying core sections and tags for TEI encoding
  • Constructing XML and TEI text encodings using oXygen

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Overview of DMPTool2 -- New and Improved! - ASERL

Wednesday, November 12, 2PM - 3PM, LW419

 

 

Sherry Lake, Senior Data Consultant at the University of Virginia Library, will introduce DMPTool2 in a webinar for ASERL. Originally released in 2011, the DMPTool provides a free step-by-step wizard, detailed guidance, and links to general and institutional resources to walk a researcher through the process of generating a comprehensive data management plan tailored to specific funder requirements. This webinar will demonstrate some of the original features of the tool as well as the new features in DMPTool2, including institutional customizations and researcher collaborations. 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Turning Semantic Metadata Into (More) Gold - DAM

Wednesday, November 5, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Library West 212

 

Join us to learn how libraries can become more visible on the world's largest free encyclopedia, and find out what steps your library can take to gain visibility on this important reference site. Hear examples of how libraries are engaging with Wikipedia, including hosting an editor, undertaking usage research and using OCLC’s knowledge base API and a Wikipedia script. Use the Twitter hashtag #insightseries to Tweet or follow.

Panelists include John McCullough, Product Manager for Discovery Services, OCLC; Merrilee Proffitt, Senior Program Officer, OCLC Research; Kenning Arlitsch, Dean of the Library, Montana State University; Jake Orlowitz, Director of Wikipedia Library; Lily Tordorinova, Undergraduate Librarian; Yu-Hung Lin, Technical Services, Rutgers University; and Cindy Aden, OCLC Business Development.

 

Speakers:
Diane Burley, Chief Content Strategist, MarkLogic
Matt Turner, Chief Technologist, MarkLogic

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.

 


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Storage Facilities & Access to Government Information - ASERL

Thursday, February 12, 3:00 - 4:00 PM, Library West 419   NEW DATE!

 

This webinar will focus on the experiences of two of ASERL's Regional Federal Depository Libraries and how they have utilized different on-site and off-site storage facilities to improve access to government information.  Speakers include Hallie Pritchett, University of Georgia, Bill Sudduth, University of South Carolina, and Nelson Rivera, Manager, Library Annex, University of South Carolina.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.

 


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UF DHWG Training - MassMine: Creating, Curating, & Data Mining Social Media

Thursday, November 13, 12 noon - 1PM, Library West 211

Facilitator:  Aaron Beveridge, Department of English, UF

 

The MassMine open source data mining software enables researchers to collect their own social media data archives and supports data mining, thus providing free access to “big data” for academic inquiry. MassMine further supports researchers in creating and defining methods and measures for analyzing cultural and localized trends, and developing humanities research questions and data mining practices. This session will cover an introduction to MassMine and how it was created in response to a humanities research question, how to use MassMine on UF Research Computing servers, and a larger discussion of developing research questions, project scope, goals for data research, methodological concerns including data acquisition strategies for statistical needs and intellectual goals, data privacy and IRBs, and open discussion of humanities concerns and considerations with data research.

       

Pre-class work:

 Readings:

 Learning objectives:

  •  Identifying reasons/examples for using MassMine in support of humanities scholarly projects
  • Developing and framing humanities research questions for data-intensive approaches
  • Creating an account with UF Research Computing
  • Logging in to UF Research Computing and using MassMine as hosted on UF Research Computing
  • Developing approaches and criteria for evaluating data archives and processing for “cleaning” data
  • Developing research questions, project scope, and goals for data research in the humanities

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

All other parties please register via email here.

 


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Authority Records and Copyright Determination - ALCTS

Wednesday, November 19, 2:00 - 3:00PM, Library West 419

 

 

What do Pride and Prejudice, Sherlock Holmes, British Insects and How to Identify Them, and Sixty Years a Bookman have in common? These books are all in the public domain, like many others collected on our library shelves. What information does it take to know if they are in the public domain, and where do enhanced authority records fit into this? Virtually all copyright terms around the world are based on some variation of the formula:

author’s life + years = copyright term

To calculate when a book enters the public domain, it is important to know the death date for the author.

For the past five years the IMLS-funded Copyright Review Management System (CRMS), based at the University of Michigan Library, identified public domain works one copyright determination at a time. As part of CRMS, we started to identify author death dates that were not already in authority records. We began depositing our discoveries of author death dates in NACO authority records as a pilot project in 2013 to enhance the data that has been so helpful to CRMS.

In this webinar we present our copyright-centric view of authority records and the impact you can make by simply adding an author death date. We will show you how NACO-trained catalogers improve authority records by including death date information that will be of value to a copyright review. We will also outline how cataloging practice relates to bibliographic copyright determination, including examples like federal documents, publication date range, and associated country.

Learning Outcomes

Webinar attendees will learn:

  • how authority record data--including death dates, nationality, and publication dates--support copyright determination
  • why enhancing NACO authority records can help
  • awareness of the gap between legal definitions and cataloging practice
  • the impact enhanced authority records can have in the identification of public domain works

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: Mentoring in the Libraries

Tuesday, December 2, 1:30 – 2:30 PM, Marston Library 136

Presenter: Leilani Freund, Patrick Reakes, and Bonnie Smith

 

This session will provide an overview of

  • the mentoring program in the Libraries with some mentor/mentee best practices and tips for a rewarding relationship
  • the importance of the mentor’s role and expectations in mentoring tenure accruing faculty

Mentoring pairs are encouraged to attend together. A T&P Committee member and the Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources and Services will provide pertinent information regarding mentoring from the administration’s and the tenure review perspectives.

 

 

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 the Disability Resource Center (DRC) at UF
Monday, November 17, 1:30 – 2:30 PM, Library West 212
Presenter: Jim Gorske, Assistant Dean, DRC Director

The presentation will focus on an overview of Disability Resource Center and its mission to serve students with disabilities at the University of Florida. Learn how the Disability Resource Center’s mission, however, is beginning to expand beyond service provision to being an important center for information, collaboration, and technical assistance.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will gain awareness of the

-services and supports provided by the Disability Resource Center
-students with disabilities population at the University of Florida
-current Disability Resource Center initiatives

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.

 


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Metadata Training

November 19, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, Library West 212

Facilitator:  Chelsea Dinsmore

 

The Metadata Training session will provide a discussion of what metadata is, what standards are commonly used, and why we need those standards.

 

Learning Objectives:

 

After this session, participants will be able to

 

-explain the concept of metadata

-discuss how standards of metadata benefit (digital) scholars

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.

 


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Discovery Tools Now and in the Future - AMIGOS Conference

November 18, 9:00 - 6:00 PM, Library West 419

 

 

Libraries have long been a bridge connecting their communities to information resources. Discovery tools promise heightened visibility of library resources and ease of use on the part of the user.

Public and academic libraries continue to maintain diverse and specialized collections to meet their users’ demands. This conference will take a look at how the experience of adopting a discovery tool has affected specific libraries, show the lessons learned, and provide some insight into where discovery service is headed.

 

 

Link to Detailed Conference Schedule. Note: recordings to other concurrent sessions will be made available afterward.

 

Times - EST Session Presenter(s)
9:00 a.m. Linked Data, Library Users, and the Discovery Tools of the Future Emily Dust Nimsakont
9:45 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. Clearly Communicating with Users about Discovery Platforms from a Public Services Standpoint Alexandra (Alex) Simons
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Strategies for Inclusive Library Discovery Service Evaluation Sarah Hartman-Caverly, Michael LaMagna, and Rachel Perzchowski
11:45 a.m. Break
12:00 p.m. Moving Next Door Anne Liebst
12:45 p.m. Break
1:00 p.m. Implementing Discovery in a Consortium Eddy Smith
1:45 p.m. Break
2:00 p.m. Library Discovery: From Ponds to Oceans to Streams (speaker is from the Univ. of Michigan) Ken Varnum
2:45 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Developing Best Practices for Implementing a Web-Scale Discovery System Richard Guajardo, Kelsey Brett, and Frederick Young
3:45 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m. Analyzing and Selecting the Best Discovery Solution for Your Users and Organization(s) Brian C. Gray
4:45 p.m. Break
5:00 p.m. The Search and Discovery Journey Carl Grant

 

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 Adobe Connect

November 26, 2014, 1:00 - 2:00 PM, LW 212   - POSTPONED

 

This training session will provide an instructor-led, hands-on experience with Adobe Connect.  Users will meet together physically in the classroom and connect virtually via Adobe Connect from the lab PCs.  The session is designed for new Adobe Connect users, but is also for participants who have limited Adobe Connect experience who’d like refresher training. 

 

Optional:  Participants may bring a headset with mic to the class.

 

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this session, participants will be able to

 

  • Attend a meeting
  • Navigate Adobe Connect
  • Communicate in a meeting
  • Request meetings
  • Host meetings
  • Configure Audio & Video
  • Share Content & Screen
  • Invite participants
  • Close meetings
  • Discuss best practices for virtual meetings/trainings

 

Facilitators: 

Amy Polk, MCP, MCT, MCDST, Library Information Technology

Judith Roberts, MS, Library Human Resources

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Digging Deeper: An Introduction to Qualitative Assessment Techniques

December 3, 2014, 3:00 - 4:00 PM, LW 419

 

Sarah Tudesco will kick off the webcast series with an overview of qualitative assessment methods. Qualitative assessment is designed to help you understand how people make meaning of and experience their environment. Using tools and techniques will help you better understand how users interact with libraries, staff, services, and programs. This program will provide an overview of qualitative research methods and illustrate their use in academic libraries.

 

Speakers

Sarah Tudesco - Assessment Librarian, Yale University

Bonnie Tijerina - Fellow, Data & Society Research Institute

 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Data, Assessment, and Participatory Design: Rethinking Information Literacy, Spaces, and Services in Two Academic Libraries

December 10, 2014, 3:00 - 4:00 PM, LW 419

 

The Claremont Colleges Library has developed a range of approaches to holistically evaluating information literacy (IL) learning and perceptions among students and faculty, as well as strategically identifying the best points of IL intervention across the complex curriculum of the seven Claremont Colleges. Char Booth and Sarah Lowe consider approaches to applying teaching and learning-related data to improve pedagogy, enhance program effectiveness, and compellingly demonstrate the impact of librarian collaboration on student performance.

UCLA Library's Inquiry Labs leveraged library public service statistics, data from campus partners, and participatory design to develop new spaces and services.  Kelly Miller and Doug Worsham suggest strategies and provide tips to encourage a culture of engagement and continual improvement.

Speakers

Char Booth - Director of Research, Teaching, and Learning Services, The Claremont Colleges Library

Sara Lowe - Assessment Librarian, The Claremont Colleges Library

Kelly Miller - Director of Teaching and Learning Services and Head of Powell Library

Doug Worsham - Teaching and Learning Services Coordinator at UCLA Library


Moderator

Bonnie Tijerina - Fellow, Data & Society Research Institute

 

 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Data for ROI and Benchmarking Ebook Collections

December 17, 2014, 3:00 - 4:00 PM, LW 419

 

Data is being used to make quick ebooks acquisitions decision changes at a single library and being used in scale to better understand ebook usage globally.

Ying Zhang will present on a study undertaken at the University of Central Florida to determine the best ROI for their library ebook acquisitions models. Michael Levine-Clark will discuss a large-scale study showing trends across over 10,000 libraries and hundreds of thousands of ebooks. A study of this scale allows us to show broad patterns of usage and establish benchmarks that should prove useful for libraries and consortia for local planning.

Speakers

Michael Levine-Clark - Associate Dean for Scholarly Communication and Collections Services at University of Denver

Ying Zhang - Acquisitions Librarian, University of Central Florida

 

Moderator

Bonnie Tijerina - Fellow, Data & Society Research Institute

 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Improving Wikipedia Show and Tell Webinar

December 8, 2014, 11:30 - 1:00 PM, LW 419

 

In this 90-minute webinar organized and led by Karen Smith-Yoshimura, presenters will share their processes for adding links to collections and other content to Wikipedia. Presentations will include both lessons learned and successes.  

Tune in to learn from your colleagues, get answers to your questions, share your own ideas, and become inspired!

 

Speakers include Mary Elings, UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library; Andra Darlington, Getty; Daniel Reboussin, University of Florida; Mairelys Lemus-Rojas, University of Miami; Liz McCarthy, Oxford University, Bodleian Library; and Merrilee Proffitt, OCLC Research.

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

All other parties please register via email here.


 

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Response to the Active Shooter - UFPD

December 2, 2014, 10:30 - 11:30 AM, Smathers Library Room 100

Presenter: Captain Jeff Holcomb, UF Police Department

 

In light of the incident at FSU early this morning, Captain Jeff Holcomb of the University of Florida Police Department will present UFPD’s “Response to the Active Shooter” training.  The presentation is approximately one hour long and provides information on the active shooter, law enforcement response, and what you can do as an individual to help protect yourself in this kind of situation. 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Online Exhibit Training

Monday, December 1, 9 – 11 AM, Library West 211

Facilitator:  Lourdes Santamaria-Wheeler

 

Online exhibits are more than a marketing tool. They are another way to grant users access to an understanding of unique and/or hidden collections. During this workshop, learn the basics of creating online exhibits. From selecting a topic and curating items to copyright considerations and writing interpretive text, we will cover every step of the process.

 

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to

 

  • Identify and evaluate available software for creating online exhibits
  • Recognize what aspects make a good exhibit
  • Identify applicable best practices for online exhibits

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.