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TEAMS and USPS Evaluations

Monday, February 16, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, MSL136

Thursday, February 19, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, ILF Conference Room

Friday, February 20, 9:30 - 11:30 AM, HSCL Collaboration Room

Tuesday, February 24, 10:00 - 12:00 PM, Library West Room 419

Wednesday, March 4, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, Marston Science Library Room 136  NEW Room Change

Monday, March 9, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, Library West Room 419  NEW

Presenters: Bonnie Smith and Joe Piazza

 

Annual performance evaluations present an opportunity to reflect and plan for the coming year. This session will provide an overview of the University’s performance management process, format and deadlines. In addition, you will learn some practical tips on promoting dialog and writing evaluations to make the annual review and goal setting more effective for both the employee and the unit. There will be ample time for questions and answers. This training is designed for all USPS and TEAMS employees, not just supervisors.

 

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.


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Faculty Evaluations

Wednesday, February 18, 1:30 - 3:30 PM, Library West Room 419

Wednesday, February 25, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, MSL136

Thursday, March 5, 9:30 - 11:30 AM, HSCL Collaboration Room

Thursday, March 12, 12:00 - 2:00 PM, LIC Holland Hall Room 174  NEW (Lunch will be provided)

Presenters: Bonnie Smith

 

This workshop will cover the performance evaluation cycle and documentation requirements; review the criteria by which faculty are evaluated; discuss the role of annual assignments and goals; provide information on the 3 tier evaluation levels; and discuss the new 5 tier evaluation levels.1  All faculty are encouraged to attend.

 

1 For the 2014-2015 evaluation cycle supervisors will use the current evaluation levels (3 tier), but also provide separate feedback to faculty members on how they would have been assessed based on the new (5 tier) evaluation levels.

 

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.


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Writing and Updating Position Descriptions

Monday, March 9, 2015, 10:00 - 11:00 AM, Library West Room 419

Friday, March 13, 2015, 9:30 - 10:30 AM, ILF Conference Room

Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 10:30 - 11:30 AM, MSL Room 136

Facilitator: Bonnie Smith and Tina Litchfield

Were you ever asked to write or update a position description? Did you wonder what some of the categories on the template meant and felt unsure about your entries? Now is your chance to learn the ins and outs, tips and tricks, and UF expectations for writing clear and comprehensive staff position descriptions. This is a practical workshop where some background information will be given but where most of the time will be spent demystifying and improving your skills in writing position descriptions. You will go away with a lot of information and a useful toolkit you can use next time you are asked to write or update a position description.

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Smathers Libraries Staff Competencies Training Matrix

Tuesday, February 17, 10:30 – 11:30 AM, MSL 136

Thursday, March 5, 1:00 – 2:00 PM, LW 419

Presenters:  Bonnie Smith and Judith Roberts, Libraries Human Resources Office

 

The Smathers Libraries Staff Competencies Training Matrix, is an online tool that matches competencies with learning opportunities for Library Assistant 1 – Library Associate 3 and parallel USPS positions - https://www.uflib.ufl.edu/competencies/

 

In 2011 the Smathers Libraries completed the process of developing the Staff Core Competencies Index which includes competencies within various families (such as Public Services, Cataloging and Management) for most of our Library Assistant, Library Associate, and parallel USPS positions. The Competencies Index was then posted for use in the Libraries on the TEAMS and USPS Resources webpage at: http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/documents.

 

Library HR worked with chairs and department staff to identify and track how training is currently taking place relative to specific competencies.  

  • With IT’s assistance, and your input, the Competencies Training Matrix was developed, and assists in identifying learning opportunities (including formal, on-the-job training, manuals, and e-learning) in and outside the Libraries.
  • Now you can 1) easily access the Competencies Index and 2) identify training opportunities targeting specific competencies.

Join us to learn about this tool and how it can help you in developing and updating position descriptions, identifying learning opportunities and more!

 

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 - Working with your Chair and Mentor

Thursday, March 19, 12:30 – 2:00 PM, MSL 136

Presenters:  Brian Keith, Betsy Simpson, LeiLani Freund, Sara Gonzalez, & Ann Lindell

 

It is important for the candidate, the Chair and the Mentor to understand their various roles in the T&P process.


In this 1.5 hour workshop you can expect the following:

  • a review of the requirements of department chairs and mentors per the Memorandum of Agreement
  • insights from an experienced chair in the tenure, promotion and mid-career processes
  • observations from a T&P Committee perspective on the chair’s key role
  • insights from a faculty member who recently went through the process
  • insights into the important role of the mentor through the process
  • tips when selecting evaluators

 

 

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 - Annual Tenure and Promotion Overview and Dean's/Director's Expectations

Thursday, April 2, 9:00 – 10:30 AM, Library West Room 419 (TO BE RESCHEDULED)

Presenters: Judy Russell; Brian Keith; Michele Tennant

Special Guests: Claire Germain; Cecilia Botero

 

 

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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Transforming MARCXML Records Using XSLT - ALA webinar

Wednesday, March 4, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Library West Room 419

 

Catalogers have become fluent in information technology such as web design skills, HyperText Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Stylesheets (CSS), eXensible Markup Language (XML), and programming languages. The knowledge gained from learning information technology can be used to experiment with methods of transforming one metadata schema into another using various software solutions. This webinar will focus on the use of eXtensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT) for repurposing, editing, and reformatting metadata.

 

 

 

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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Scott Weingart's Presentation on Technology/Tools for Data Visualization & Hands-on Workshop

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

 

Presentation on Technology/Tools for Data Visualization

9:00 – 10:15 AM, Smathers 100/ or Scott Nygren Scholars Studio (Library West 212)

 

Hands-on Workshop

2:45 – 4:30 PM, Library West 211

 

 

Scott Weingart, Digital Humanities Specialist at Carnegie Mellon University, will be presenting on network analysis and data processes on Wednesday, March 11.  

 

Workshop attendees should attend the morning presentation session first to be aware of the concepts and processes for the hands-on workshop in the afternoon.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify how network analysis can support research projects and questions
  • Assess and critiquing projects using network analysis
  • Gain familiarity with concepts and standards for network and data analysis
  • Identify and evaluate data for appropriateness for inclusion in data analysis

 

 

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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Interprofessional Education: What It Is and How Librarians Can Partner - MLA Webinar

Wednesday, March, 4, 2015, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, HSCL Collaboration Room C2-41A

 

 

Interprofessional education (IPE) is all the buzz now as many health sciences programs require it for accreditation purposes, such as the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).  What exactly is IPE, and why has it become so important?  Hear from Rebecca Wilson, interprofessonal education director at the University of Utah (UU), what IPE is, what interprofessional practice (IPP) is, how IPP differs from IPE, why are both IPE and IPP so important, and what types of IPE can be offered to students. Jean P. Shipman, AHIP, FMLA, director of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at UU, will share how she as a librarian has worked closely with the UU IPE program, and how librarians can play important roles with IPE at their institutions.  Come prepared with your questions about IPE/IPP and share what you may have done in this important arena with others during the upcoming webinar.

 

 

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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LID Series:  Utilizing Canvas, UF’s Learning Management System (LMS)

Monday, March 30, 2015, 1:30 – 3:30 PM, Library West, Room 211

 

Facilitators:  Chris Pinkoson and Kristina Macadangdang

UF Information Technology, Center for Instructional Technology and Training

 

Please mark your calendars to attend the final installment in the Library Instructional Design (LID) Workshop Series! 

 

Discover the key components of a Learning Management System (LMS).  See how you can incorporate UF’s centrally supported LMS, Canvas, into your classroom or course in ways that are convenient, engaging, and beneficial for you and your students. 

 

Learning Objectives

 

During the session, you will

  • Discuss what you perceive to be the definition and key components of a Learning Management System.
  • Outline current challenges instructors and students face when working with an LMS
  • Describe possible solutions to improve general LMS-user experiences
  • Highlight the benefits of using an LMS as a course supplement or hosting method for students and instructors
  • Review the role an LMS can have in blended classrooms
  • Describe the basic components of a blended learning environment
  • Identify various ways in which a blended classroom can be structured
  • Familiarize yourself with the Canvas interface
  • Use Canvas during the workshop

 

The Library Instructional Design (LID) Workshop Series provides opportunities to share best instructional design practices among library instructors and provides training in planning, designing, implementing, and evaluating instruction. The series consists of six interactive workshops. Sessions may include lectures, discussions, learning activities, demonstrations and showcases. Participants may receive reading and reflection activities prior to some workshops.

 

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

All other parties please register via email here.

 


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Preparing the LSTA State Library and Archives Grant Proposal (Deadline: April 8, 2015)

Thursday, March 12 - 8:30 to 9:30AM, Library West 419

Presenter: Bess de Farber 

 

Annually, the federal government provides the only direct government funding to libraries across the country: the Library  Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Program. These funds are distributed based on population size, and Florida now receives the third largest allocation: $8 million. There is no limit on the amount of funds that can be requested, and multiple project applications can be submitted by the Smathers Libraries.

 

Participants will learn:

  • Types of projects that may be most fundable
  • Previously awarded LSTA grant proposals
  • How to complete the application process
  • How applications are reviewed 

The Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) is a state-based program with a broad mandate to use technology to bring information to people in innovative and effective ways, and to assure that library service is accessible to all, especially those who have difficulty using the library.

In designing projects, applicants are encouraged to explore innovative and creative ways to deliver services to their identified population, and when applicable, to establish and nurture partnerships and use technology to meet the needs of users. http://dos.myflorida.com/library-archives/services-for-libraries/grants/lsta/

 

Here are examples of possible fundable projects:

  • Expand services for learning and access to information and educational resources
  • Establish or enhance electronic or other linkages and improved coordination among and between libraries
  • Provide training and professional development to advance delivery of library and information services
  • Enhance efforts to recruit future professionals to the field of library and information services
  • Develop public and private partnerships
  • Target library services to individuals of diverse geographic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, and to individuals with disabilities
  • Target library and information services to persons having difficulty using a library and to underserved urban and rural communities
  • Develop library services that provide all users access to information through local, state, regional, national and international collaborations and networks.

  

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

All other parties please register via email here.


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Workflow Maps: Tools for Insight and Enhancement - ALCTS

Monday, March, 9, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Library West Room 211

 

 

Have you ever asked the question “How can we make this process better” only to realize that no one really understands it from start to finish in the first place? Workflow mapping can be a powerful approach to understanding the systems and processes libraries already have in place and a great first step in figuring out how to improve them. This webinar will provide an introduction to workflow mapping. Topics covered will include basic workflow mapping syntax, software, and techniques for creation. Just as importantly, participants will also hear tips on how to structure a successful workflow mapping project – from getting buy in from stakeholders to making the most of our your completed maps.

 

Learning outcomes:  

  • Understand the purpose and benefits of workflow mapping
  • Learn the basic syntax and structure for workflow maps
  • Gain exposure to tools and techniques for creating maps
  • Learn about best practices for structuring a workflow mapping project

 

 

 

 

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.