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Introduction to 3D Printing

Thursday, September 18, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Marston Science Library Room L308

Wednesday, October 8, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Marston Science Library Room L308

Presenter: Sara Gonzalez, Hannah Norton, and Denise Bennett

 

Are you curious about 3D printing - how does it work and how you can create and print your own 3D models?  In this class, we will cover 3D printing, learn how the Makerbots print, and introduce basic 3D modeling and online model repositories.   All attendees will receive a voucher to print a small model on the MSL 3D printer.

 

 

                           

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Project Development/Management, Project Charters & Researcher Prenups

Wednesday, September 3, 1 – 3:00 PM, Library West Room 212

Facilitators:  Bess de Farber, Michelle Leonard and Laurie Taylor

Projects may be analyzed from hierarchical and partitive schematic points of view.  On the macro level is project management, which defines the overall project including the timeline, the establishment of goals, making sure the objectives support the goals, working with the budget, identifying teams, and making sure that the tasks are being completed.  It’s a specific set of operations to run a project.

On the micro level is the project charters and the prenup. This is the in-the weeds day to day operations of how the team functions and works, and defines how best to achieve the end results.  Project management ensures that the project charters are in operation.

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

  • Define circumstances and characteristics that support the need for project management, planning and creation of a definition document
  • Identify components and activities included in project planning
  • Identify elements of a project charter, including a scope statement, deliverables, milestones, project plan, constraints, attribution, statement on professionalism and goodwill, etc.
  • Practice applying principles learned in order to create a project plan and project charter as a member of a team
  • Identify reasons/examples for using project charters
  • Assess and critique project charter elements as part of the full project charter in support of a specific project
  • Construct a project charter (including a scope statement, deliverables, milestones, and project plan with tasks and resources)

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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ClimateQual® Lite Webinar

Thursday, September 11, 12:15 – 12:45 PM, Library West Room 419

 

 

Learn more about the new ClimateQUAL Lite survey protocol in a free ARL online seminar. The ClimateQUAL survey collects information about (a) library staff perceptions of the organization’s commitment to the principles of diversity, (b) staff perceptions of organizational policies and procedures, and (c) staff attitudes. The survey addresses such issues as diversity, teamwork, learning, fairness, current managerial practices, and staff attitudes and beliefs.

 

ARL, in partnership with the University of Maryland (UMD) Industrial/Organizational Psychology (I/OP) Program, offers the ClimateQUAL protocol to the library community.

 

Libraries that participate in ClimateQUAL have the option of administering ClimateQUAL Lite, a shorter form of the ClimateQUAL survey that preserves data integrity while allowing institutions to assess library staff perceptions of many of the same issues covered by the long form of the survey.

 

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 Special Collections:  What a Researcher Should Know

Thursday, September 4, 1 – 3 PM, Library West 212

 

Facilitator:  Peggy McBride, University Archivist

 

This workshop will provide a brief overview of Special Collections, emphasizing collection strengths, as well as, a short discussion of the role of the archivist in appraising, acquiring, arranging, describing, preserving, and providing access to records of enduring value, according to the principles of provenance, original order, and collective control to protect the materials’ authenticity and context.  Participants will engage in a conversation about collaborating with the Archivists/Curators in the use of their collections.

This workshop is part of the Developing Librarian Digital Humanities Pilot Training Project

Participant outcomes:

 

  • Knowledge of the collection strengths of Special and Area Studies Collections
  • A better understanding of what an archivist does
  • The role of the archivist/curator in the use of their materials
  • Using Special Collections materials
  • The difference between a librarian and an archivist

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Digital Shift: Libraries @ the Center - Virtual Conference

Wednesday, October 1, 10:00 – 5:00 PM, Library West 419

 

Program Schedule

Now in its 5th year, The Digital Shift: Libraries @ the Center virtual conference will focus the attention of library professionals on libraries’ central role in the transformation of our culture from analog experiences to digital experiences.

Participants will engage in a dynamic day-long conversation about our shared digital future. We’ll examine how libraries drive change like no other institution, reaching classrooms and communities around the globe, and will provide actionable answers to some of the biggest questions our profession faces, including:

  • How can libraries adapt and adopt emerging technologies and tools, new ways of learning, and the evolving publishing ecosystem?
  • How can libraries meet the 21st century needs of children and young adults?
  • How will libraries continue to be at the center of their communities?

 

Libraries @ the Center (#TDS14)will feature thought-provoking keynotes from Daniel J. Levitin PhD, award-winning scientist, musician, and author of The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in an Age of Information Overload, and Anil Dash, cofounder and CEO of ThinkUp: Analytics for Humans, and one of the earliest and most influential technologists in social media.

Our roster of expert speakers and panelists will present innovative ideas and tools for and from libraries of all types – school, academic, and public—including sessions on:

  • Classroom/Library Partnerships that Support Students’ Academic and Civic Learning
  • Bridging the K-12-to-College Information Literacy Gap
  • Adapting Academic Library Instruction to the Digital Environment
  • Hack Your Notebook: Leveraging Libraries for STEM-Literacy Connections
  • Digital Literacy, Corporate Data-Mining, and Government Surveillance
  • Digital Strategies for Job Search Training
  • Implementing New Digital Strategies in Response to a Community Emergency
  • Successfully Partnering with Small Organizations To Digitize Local Content
  • Libraries, Film/Media, Children, and Families: Making Connections
  • Bringing A New “Voice” To Our Library and School With 3D Printing
  • Libraries, Archives and Museums at the Intersection of History and Technology

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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IR@UF:  Introduction to the Institutional Repository

Monday, September 15, 2-3 PM, Library West 211

 

This workshop is part of the Developing Librarian Digital Humanities Pilot Training Project 

The Institutional Repository (IR@UF) is a library sponsored digital archive for the scholarly works generated at the University of Florida by faculty, staff and students. This course will introduce participants to the IR@UF and what kinds of materials it houses, as well as, how to use the IR, including how to log-in and submit items into this unique creator-driven collection.

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Locate the IR@UF
  • Explain what kinds of contents are included in the IR
  • Search the IR@UF collection for materials and sub-collections
  • Log-in to the IR@UF system
  • Submit an item for inclusion into the IR@UF using the self-submittal tool

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.

 


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Digital Curation; Sobek Tools for Curators; and Planning and Curating Exhibits

Wednesday, September 17, 1-3 PM, Library West 212

Facilitators:  Dan Reboussin, Chelsea Dinsmore and Lourdes Santamaria-Wheeler

 

Digital Curation

Digital curation is the “active management of digital resources over the life-cycle of scholarly and scientific interest.” We will discuss several activities that can be undertaken once a collection is online in order to improve scholarly access. State of the art access depends on the acknowledgement of both social and technical aspects of the way information is indexed by online search engines. Effective curation allows researchers to discover relevant collections they weren’t already aware of prior to conducting an online search. Examples of curation activities to be discussed and demonstrated include: creating detailed metadata, building a rich scholarly context on collection landing pages, creating useful subcollection divisions, and contributing to appropriate sites in ways that support online discoverability.

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

 

  • Discuss what digital curation entails
  • Describe examples of descriptive metadata
  • Begin editing a collection landing page in Sobek/CM
  • Provide an example of scholarly collection context
  • Describe how to create a sub-collection division in Sobek/CM
  • Discuss how to contribute to appropriate sites in ways that support online collection discoverability

 

Sobek Tools for Curators

This presentation will provide an overview of the tools available for curators to enhance, correct and track their collection materials in UFDC.

After this presentation, participants’ awareness will be enhanced and they will gain knowledge to be able to

  • Manage the metadata and behavior of their collections
  • Access the history of the work done within their collections
  • Allow others to work on their collections on their behalf
  • Call on members of the DSP teams for assistance in using these tools

 

Planning and Curating Exhibits

In this workshop, you will learn how to plan for and curate exhibits in the Smathers Libraries and online. We will discuss how to select a theme, write an exhibit proposal, identify appropriate space, and label writing.

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

 

  • Differentiate between displays and exhibits
  • Discuss the exhibit process and timeline

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.

 


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EDUCAUSE Annual Conference (Virtual Conference) 

Tuesday, September 30 and Wednesday, October 1, starting at 8AM, HSCL Room C2-41A and C2-33

 

You are invited to attend the EDUCAUSE 2014 Annual Conference (Virtual Conference).  EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.

This event includes webinars and keynote addresses from speakers such as Clay Christiansen, Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Presidential Historian and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author, and Nancy Zimpher, Chancellor, The State University of New York.  We will be participating in the presentations as a group and interacting through chat. 

Training topics include: 

    • From Disruption to Design
    • Transform IT with a New Generation of IT Assessment Tools
    • Tales of Collaboration and Leadership from the Bottom
    • It Takes a Village:  Moving toward Mobile
    • The New, New Leadership Challenge
    • EDUCAUSE Technology Research in the Academic Community:  What Matters Most to Your Students and Faculty

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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IR@UF:  Introduction to the Institutional Repository

Tuesday, October 21,10-11 AM, Library West 211

 

Facilitator:  Christy Shorey, Manager of UF Institutional Repository and Theses & Dissertations Program

 

The Institutional Repository (IR@UF) is a library sponsored digital archive for the scholarly works generated at the University of Florida by faculty, staff and students. This course will introduce participants to the IR@UF and what kinds of materials it houses, as well as, how to use the IR, including how to log-in and submit items into this unique creator-driven collection.

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Locate the IR@UF
  • Explain what kinds of contents are included in the IR
  • Search the IR@UF collection for materials and sub-collections
  • Log-in to the IR@UF system
  • Submit an item for inclusion into the IR@UF using the self-submittal tool

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.

 


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Professional Web Presence, Personal Site, Online Portfolios

Wednesday, October 8,1-3 PM, Library West 211

Facilitators:  Aaron Beveridge and Laurie Taylor

 

This workshop covers creating your professional web presence as an easy (and low-maintenance) process. Establishing your web presence is important for others to easily find and contact you for possible collaborations, guest speaker opportunities, and much more. This workshop focuses on establishing a core web presence using several sites/tools, linking these together to improve findability, and planning for ways to build from the sites/tools for added benefits. Articles in Inside Higher Ed and the Chronicle provide additional information on why and how to create your web presence. Related workshops that may build or connect with this include the WordPress workshop to create your personal blog website, Zotero training which includes creating an account, and the IR@UF trainings on self-submitting and referencing your materials in the IR@UF. 

 

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

 

  • Identify reasons/examples for maintaining a professional web presence
  • Assess and critiquing elements and sites for building a professional online presence including the IR@UF, LinkedIn, Academia.edu, Google Scholar, and others
  • Develop approaches and criteria for evaluating potential tools for developing and maintaining a professional web presence

 

To get the most benefit from this workshop, all participants are expected to complete a pre-class assignment. 

 

Pre-class work:

 

Bring digital files to be opened and used in the workshop:

 

    • Current CV (with links to the IR@UF versions of publications, slides, etc.)
    • Preferred photo
    • Preferred contact information (email, phone, name)

 

Before the workshop, consider what you want from your web presence:

 

  • Are there things you don’t want to share?
  • What does that change? For example: you may want to review your CV to make sure you don’t list your home phone, address etc.
  • Do you have other sites you would like to link, like Facebook? Or, do you want to not link across personal/professional contacts and conversations?

 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.

 


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Tips for Managing a Library Instruction/Outreach Program - LLAMA

Wednesday, October 15, 2:30-4:00 PM, Library West 419

 

Presenter: Anne Grant, Instruction Coordinator, Clemson University Libraries, Clemson, South Carolina

This webinar will provide practical ideas to help you move your programs forward and help you look at the problems managers face from a different angle.

This webinar will provide:

  • A format for a library instruction brainstorming session to help your team gather ideas and move in a common direction
  • Creative ideas for using students to market library instruction endeavors
  • Examples of events co-sponsored with Clemson University’s Writing Center and the Graduate School
  • A sample marketing plan with a follow up assessment.

Target audience: Library instruction/outreach program managers

 

 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.

 


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Moving from Impossible to Manageable: Helping Students Manage and Focus Research Topics - ALA

Wednesday, October 22, 2:00 - 3:30 PM, Library West 419

 

Presenter(s): Susan Ariew, Academic Services Librarian for Education, University of South Florida; Sarah VanIngen, Assistant Professor, Department of Teaching & Learning, College of Education, University of South Florida

 

The focus of this interactive webcast is to offer tips and strategies to librarians about collaborating with academic faculty to offer meaningful instruction addressing the skills students need to use when they go about defining, modifying, and planning an “information need” at the beginning of the research process. The webcast will offer the results of a study that links student success to more enhanced instruction in the earliest stages of the research process. Presenters will also share resources and teaching strategies that guide students in selecting and managing research topics.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will be able to identify teaching strategies to help students manage research questions.
  • Participants will be able to identify pedagogical strategies that assist students in creating a search plan for their work with research tools.
  • Participants will be able to identify assessments that measure student learning with regard to their ability to determine their "information need" and create manageable topics or research questions.

 

 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.

 


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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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Overview of PSU's “One Button Studio” - ASERL Webinar

Friday, October 10, 2:00 - 3:00 PM, Library West 419

 

 

Please join us for a presentation (webinar) from Joe Fennewald, Head of the Tombros McWhirter Knowledge Commons at Penn State University Libraries, and Ryan Wetzel, Head of PSU's Media Commons, as they discuss the development of their "One Button Studio."  The studio enables students to produce professional-quality presentations and green screen recordings by simply plugging a flash drive into a USB port and pressing a single button. Joe and Ryan will describe the need they sought to fill for their campus, the technologies they selected, and how the system has been received by PSU library users.  OBS has appealed to a huge audience at PSU -- more than 4,500 uses in the last year alone!

 

 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.

 


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CRL Collections and Services

Wednesday, October 8, 3:00 - 4:00 PM, Library West 419

 

 

The webinar is designed to: 
• provide information about CRL collections, services, and programs 
• highlight the cost-savings and other benefits of CRL cooperative collection programs 
• furnish how-to information on access to CRL collections, through ILL and electronic delivery 
• make suggestions on how to promote CRL benefits at your institution 
• offer an opportunity for discussion of research projects, needs, and trends at CRL libraries.

 

 

 

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 Next Gen ILS Requirements

Tuesday, September 30, 1:00 PM, Library West 212

 

 

The Next-Gen ILS Requirements Task Force has completed its work on the 1st draft of the Requirements section for a potential procurement document and is seeking your feedback. The draft document is attached for your review. Within the Smathers Libraries feedback should be directed to your department Chair or equivalent.

 

To help the conversation and explain the context, the Task Force is hosting an introductory webinar which will provide an overview of the work of the Task Force and the process for review that is underway.

 

The agenda for the webinar will be:

·        Introduction to the Task Force

·        Why an ITN? and evaluation

·        Process to date

·        Draft requirements

·        Feedback

·        Draft Timeline

·        Next steps

 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.