“Only a few seats remain available for the 2018 Fall Forum, a one-day conference co-sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI). The theme of this year’s Fall Forum is “Innovation in Research Libraries,” with a focus on fostering an organizational culture that is capable of—and comfortable with—producing, testing, implementing, and sustaining innovative ideas regularly. The 2018 ARL-CNI Fall Forum will be held Thursday, September 27, at the Marriott Georgetown in Washington, DC…”
“ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Creating a Culture of Usability in Your Library. Krista Godfrey will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, October 22, 2018.
This eCourse addresses the increasing need for libraries to improve user experience by concentrating on usability and usability testing. User experience expert Krista Godfrey explores usability beyond web applications into physical services and teaches you how you can put your users first, can more easily implement user-driven changes that enhance your library, and can incorporate the principles of usability and usability testing into your organization’s values. You’ll walk away from this course with practical strategies to implement a culture of usability and a better understanding of the types of usability testing available and how they function. This eCourse provides you with a foundation in usability that can help you employ the most relevant tools to better understand your users and their needs…”
Instructor: Andrea Baer
Dates: September 3rd through October 12th, 2018
Credits: 2.25 CEUs or 22.5 PDHs
“…This 6-week course is intended for librarians and graduate students who are either new to library instruction or who wish to strengthen their understandings of teaching information literacy as at once conceptual and process-oriented. Participants will explore the instructional roles of librarians and library services; the concept of information literacy, its evolution within libraries, and its relevance to librarianship; varying instructional approaches to information literacy; and instructional design principles and learning theories that can inform effective library instructional services. Participants will also apply their growing knowledge to developing their own teaching practices. Weekly discussions and assignments will focus on authentic tasks instruction librarians do in their work, such as communicating the meaning of information literacy and library instruction within a specific educational context, developing learning outcomes for an instruction session, developing a learning activity or lesson plan, and articulating one’s teaching philosophy through a teaching statement…”
“Members of the OCLC Research Library Partnership (RLP) can participate in live webinars featuring research currently in progress at OCLC Research and in partner libraries around the world. While everyone can watch the recordings, being able to participate in the live webinars is a significant benefit of membership in the RLP. Learn more about the RLP and how your institution can join.
The RLP has just announced the upcoming slate of Works in Progress Webinars, which span areas including open access, special collections, unique collections, linked data, and research information management.
While not the same as the full benefit of joining the webinars live and being able to ask questions and participate, all webinars are recorded and available to anyone on demand after the event…”
Date: Tuesday 11 September 2018
Time: 1400 BST (British Summer Time)
Duration: 45-60 minutes including Q&A
– David Walters, Open Access Officer, Brunel University London
– Christopher Daley, Research Development Officer, Brunel University London
In this webinar, David Walters and Christopher Daley explore the complexities of the current UK open access (OA) policy landscape and examine the concurrent emergence of open science services which aim to provide global OA data. Using the results of their recent study, they will consider whether the global data on open access activity offered by services such as Sherpa REF, CORE and Unpaywall can enhance publication data held within institutional systems.
This is a free webinar and open to all. If you are interested, but unable to join the live event, please register anyway as a recording will be made available to all who register. If you have particular accessibility needs, please feel free to contact me on email@example.com…”
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.